Yuan Ling was born into a small family that was part of a large rice farming village. He lived a happy, quaint life. Until his eighteenth birthday when he got a letter from the Chinese military stating that he had to report to the nearest recruitment center due to the mandatory draft on all eighteen-year-old Chinese men due to a recent outbreak occurring in a country called Chernarus. Soon after he discovered that he was being drafted he found a way out of the country aboard a PMC's private airplane. He became a stowaway on their airplane but was soon discovered. He was able to talk his way out of it by offering to join them. This particular PMC was called the People's Army of Ukraine.
During the evacuation of PAU Ling Ling somehow got left behind, after wandering around in the northern part of Chernarus for a while he decided to return back down to the south and found New Moon, a new group that he could roll with that still fit his style. While in New Moon he has made many new friends such as Izack, Yegor, and William.