Stephen grew up in England, he lived near the city with a fairly normal family. However living near the city proved to work in his opposition, as he grew older and started to seek a job, there were none that did not have very high standards. coupled with house and apartment prices, he struggled to find a source of income. But by fate or luck the evening news pointed him to Chenarus, a small booming country near Turkey. Thinking he could seek his fortune working then return to England, he set off early 2017. He soon found a job working in a mine, and quietly worked there for a few months. July would be the month it all fell apart, increasing tensions and the scare of a new "infection" made Stephen wish he never came to this place. One afternoon on his shift, the upside of his mine was hit by a bomb. Weather intentional or accidental was a mystery to him, but he and his other workers were trapped in a mine for what seemed like an eternity. Eventually, with no help in sight, the workers freed themselves. How long it had been they did not know, as the sun did not reach their caverns. Stephen estimated it to be about 2 weeks, and after gathering his things, he went to find a way off this blasted country.