Laden is a struggling man, at 22 he has experienced things no young adult should. A childhood of loneliness and misfortune, his parents Tammy and Chad were killed over a property dispute in 1999 when Lad was only four years old. He watched from inside a closet as his parents were tied up and executed. He lived with his Aunt, a horrible women for a while, she beat him and blamed him the loss of her sister. Weeks later Laden was separated from his Aunt after his teacher noticed bruises on his arms and neck. On his fifth birthday he was placed in an orphanage. Laden was teased for crying himself to sleep every night as pictures of his parents flashed in his mind. When Laden turned eighteen he left the orphanage, he needed revenge. He knew the man who had hired the men, Joseph Grey who owned Star Construction Company. Laden worked as a Outdoor Guide for a few years before he was ready to punish those who had taken his loved ones away. On April 1st Lad snuck into Mr. Grey house at night with a Snub Nose 9mm Revolver and shot him and his business partner and wife in their sleep. Laden knew he could not stay in the states, so he fled to the only country he thought he knew Italy.
He worked as a salesmen for a tourist trap that sold jewelry to Americans who visited on cruises. He met a girl named Veronica Destrezza and fell madly in love with her. Veronica, a bakers daughter was unhappy with her life in Italy. Lad and Veronica met a writer who became very close to the couple. He offered them a job, to travel Chernogorsk and write about the simple people who lived and prospered there. Lad as a desperate attempt to make Veronica happy moved them to Chernogorsk to pursue the writing. They were happy there until the infection hit.
They were far north in Nagornoe writing about a farmer who had raised 6 generations there when military appeared. Laden grabbed Veronica's hand and followed, there was a terrible disaster, an outbreak, an apocalypse. The military placed them in a near by home and ordered them to stay. A soldier came over, handed Laden a pistol and told them "...God doesn't frown on the weak anymore..."
They managed to survive living in the small community with the farmer and another small family who had cattle. The farmer needed petrol and oil for the trackers and medicine for his heart. Lad volunteered to go South to look for supplies. Before he left Veronica told him she was pregnant. He left the next day, determined to get back to his only love and unborn child.
In Severograd Lad was taken by a group of cannibals. He was kept in an abandoned police station jail for a weeks. Starving and terrified Laden finally broke out of the cell at night and navigated home. As he arrived he could tell something was wrong, the crops were dead, the houses ransacked and most charred. He found himself in an empty town with signs of torment and destruction. Yelling for anyone, but searching for one. Laden approached his house in disgust, the door pulled off its hinges. He found Veronica in their bedroom, still on the floor next to the pistol the soldier gave him. He picked up a note that was clutched in her cold hand and read...
"A quelli che mi amano , mi dispiace di sopportare questo pesante fardello su di voi . Non posso vivere in questo mondo crudele e tortuoso . Sono stato torturato nella mente e nel cuore , I belive che nessun compenso sarà dato per quello che ho fatto . Per il mio più caro Lad Aspetterò qui nella vita dopo , nel peccato della vostra grande mente . Come si può non vedere che si sta diventando il male . Amore - Veronica Destrezza"
Laden now travels alone and in heart break, to take revenge all cannibals who kept him from his love and soon to be child. Hes a survivor now, engulfed in the torment of his own mind and left to wonder in life.
Hello, Thanks for reading over my character. I'd love to hear your feedback, PM me or contact me in Discord. Always trying to improve my role play and writing.
Thanks - Colman