Born in the city of Anchorage, Franklin was an only child. He was raised by his mother after his father passed away. Franklin would always play alone and didn't have many friends. His mother would force him to go to birthday parties and play dates with the other kids from school. At these events, Franklin would simply put in his headphones and listen to his MP3 player. At the age of 11, Franklin had discovered his father's old journal along with some Japanese textbooks that had been passed down for generations. The textbooks filled with information on the study of spirituality and the journal filled with notes and self experiences from his father. From this point on, Franklin would study the books and become familiar with meditation, martial arts, and other spiritual focuses.
After high school, Franklin moved out of his mother's house and in with his girlfriend. He attended the philosophy program at the University if Alaska Anchorage. However, he only completed 2 years before his mother passed away. This caused Franklin to lose focus and drop out of college. He was depressed for months and only found comfort in the books and notes that his father had left behind. Franklin would study the texts and notes constantly. This caused his girlfriend to leave him.
Now seemingly alone in the world, Franklin purchased a guitar in hopes of one day being able to play it. He continued to study the texts and learned to play simple tunes on his guitar. At the age of 22, he decided he would head to a country that constantly came up in his texts. Chernarus. Here there was an area with the name of South Zagoria. It was described as a "calm and rural land" where someone could travel in any given direction and find somewhere isolated and tranquil. This intrigued Franklin, as he wanted to escape the city of Anchorage and explore the world. He took the relatively little cash he had inherited from his mother, and bought the first plane ticket he could. Taking only his books, guitar, and MP3 player, Franklin set out to restart his life and find out his purpose. Little did he know what awaited him in South Zagoria.