After her mother passed, Natalya's father opted it best to give up his only daughter
to an orphanage outside of Zelenograd just after her 5th birthday.
Their money was scarce, and he told himself it was better to have her safe,
away from him, than live on the streets.
At the age of 16, Natalya had enough of waiting. She managed to escape the orphanage with the goal of tracking down her father. She reluctantly fell pregnant shortly after,
trying her best to work through her pregnancy to save enough money to start a proper life for her child. She gave birth to a son,
whom she doted on despite being a young mother. Her savings ran dry quickly and her options were limited and she struggled
to make ends meet. She took any job she could, trying to save her son from being placed in an orphanage as she had been.
Eventually, in late 2007, she signed up for the military as a way to make something more of herself and to further provide for her son. She served blindly for years,
thriving among the ranks of the military and mindlessly obeying any order she was given. She kept her son Damian close, working to give him everything she never had as a child.
However, seeing the decline in care for the civilians once the outbreak hit, Natalya eventually left the comfort of her military life
and instead followed a close ally of hers to an organisation known as Northstar PMC.
She rose in their ranks due to her experience. She was known for her somewhat aloof and cold demeanour,
though those closest to her would know that she held a fierce loyalty and care for those under her wing, and could be easy going and fun in the right environment.