Born in 1988 Mareks' childhood was very lackluster growing up in a bloc country initially controlled by the USSR. He doesn't remember much from when Chernarus wasn't an independent country, but his parents loathed their former communist rulers and it rubbed off on him as he grew older, the ramblings of the few in his generation that wished to see that kind of rule return to his homeland made him grow weary and frustrated at the thought of his home not being ruled by their own people.
As he began to grow closer to finishing school he began to show an interest in the military, there wasn't much to look forward to after school in his homeland, the region was extremely industrial, factory jobs and dock work were usually the go to for most boys and men that didn't enter the military and that wasn't something that he wanted his life to be, endless hard labor just to make ends meet. So once he finished school and was of age he enlisted in the military as a medic as soon as he could, his parents applauding that he wanted to fight for the home he grew up in. Things went smoothly for the first couple of years, but slowly those that used to whisper about their home being ruled by a stronger country began to grow louder as the years passed, eventually coming to a head in the civil war of 2009.
While the civil war was short lived, the small rebel militias being stomped out in a matter of months the effects of having to fight his own countrymen is something he didn't ever want to have to do again. He finished up his military service and much to his parents disapproval decided he would leave the country for some time. He immigrated to Nyheim in the year of 2011 and has been living there ever since, having lost his parents several years after he began to live in Nyheim his only goal now is to continue to survive amongst this virus that has began to overtake the world.
Vanille has quickly become the person I turn to most no matter the situation, a simple cooking lesson one night has turned into so much more with her and there's never a dull moment around her. There's nothing I wouldn't do for her and I can only hope what we have will last.
One of the most mischievous people I've met in my time since the infection shut everything down across the world, he's always up to get into trouble no matter where in the region it is and is as trustworthy as anyone I've come across.
Much like Loki, Richi is just as sneaky as him albeit less of a trickster and can be a bit more serious in nature. He's always interested in causing trouble and jumps at the opportunity to make a bit of money.
He and I only recently met but quickly took a liking to one another, coming from a country much similar to my homeland makes it easier for us to bond. If shit hits the fan and the bullets start flying I know he'll have my back and I'll have his.
Wife of Illya, she is just as reliable as her better half. Loves joking around when we're all out and about and is willing to fight should the situation call for it. Just like Illya she is from a similar place as myself and knows the difficulties we faced growing up. I'll fight for her and her husband any day.