Nothing significant occurred for the first 17 years of Jack's life. Even after these years, his life was pretty standard. He began university at the University of Aberdeen, where he attained his MA in Theology and Religious studies. Even still Jack wasn't a religious man, he simply found; how religion has influenced and shaped people and society, interesting. Whilst completing his MA he decided that a career in academia is what will fulfill him the most. After graduation, he did his postgraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. Jack remained at the University of Edinburgh whilst he finished his Ph.D. in Classical Studies. After completing his doctorate, he was offered a position as the assistant to the head of the archeological dig group. This group would conduct research and excavate sites across the globe. At some point within his 6 year period with the group, he became the director. Following this, a teaching position was offered. He accepted and worked for tenure. However, he and another prof. were dismissed after it emerged that they had taken part in a Roman style orgy with students. The two professor -shamed- left. finding work was tough as the event had been a major scandal amongst the academic community. A number of adventures followed. But in the end, a job was found at the University of Novograd with tenure, teaching Classical Civ. Following a meeting of the Society for Classical Preservation, Jack and some other members wished to use the time of chaos realize a dream that he had for the previous 15 years. Out of the ashes of the old broken social order, he would resurrect the ancient and rebuild according to his own design.