Kade was born in the Ukraine, where he lived a mostly simple lifestyle. He ended up dropping out of high school and marrying his 'sweetheart'. He worked for her father in a factory, but quickly discovered that his lack of education was making it difficult to move up corporate ladders and earn a decent living. Around the age of 25, Kade's wife became pregnant and his desperation to make more money for his soon to be child lead him to make the poor decision to take up work with some less than legal activities with some shady characters. It turned out that he was pretty good with his hands, and got a decent grasp of how to maintain firearms, and even put together relatively good condition bullets. Thanks to this Kade was contracted to work for a part of the Ukrainian mob family that was helping sell bullets and guns to the IRA through Russia. Around the age of 27, as he was getting ready to leave for an area of Russia where the mob was using a factory for their work, his wife handed him a set of divorce papers. She didn't want herself or her daughter involved with him and the people he worked for, he believed earning the money and sending it to his child was more of a benefit than staying and never earning what he thought was enough for his family. So he signed the paperwork and left for Russia.
He lived there for about ten years, sending money back to the Ukraine, always wondering how his family was doing. His ex-wife never did write back, nor did she ever send him pictures of his daughter. He never did like the idea of killing people, or murder. Which some might find ironic, for a weapon smith. But Kade always rationalized it as business, the people that got a hold of his bullets would have just gotten bullets from someone else if not him. He wasn't actively killing people, and felt there was no blood on his hands. He had traveled to South Zegoria for a 'vacation', wanting to take a break from it all and relax a bit. While at a bar he overheard someone talking about a tattoo convention taking place somewhere in Cherno, while at the convention he met Storm who offered to tattoo him. The two of them hit it off very well, and he finally let go of the family that wanted nothing to do with him in favor of the loving embrace of the woman before him.
Kade decided to stay in South Zegoria for the time being, and eventually the infection broke out, leaving him and Storm stranded there for the foreseeable future.