My name is Jordan Pole. When the outbreak first began me and my brother, Jim, where backpacking in Takistan. At first we didn't know what to think of it, watching all the latest on the news in our hotel room. We thought that the Russians had the border secure so we continued our trip up into Russia. Things got bad quickly. Me and Jim had to camp out in the forests most nights. People eating people, we just didn't think it was that bad, we had no clue. At first we refused to kill anything, people, animals even infected. We grew up in the United States. Los Angeles to be exact. We had never had to kill in our lives. We didn't even own toy guns as kids, our mother didn't allow it. But once we ran low on supplies we had to come up with some way to get food, that's when we met a guy who called himself Sparkle. He was roaming alone in a town with a rifle. He was very odd but friendly to say the least. He shared food and water with us told us outrages stories about both before and after the outbreak. He sounded European but not an accent I could recognize. He never said where he was from, neither did we. I just assume he knew by our obvious western accents. But anyways Sparkle helped teach us how to use weapons such as rifles, pistols, shotguns and melee weapons. Jim liked to just stick with a bat. He always said he knows how to swing a bat haha. He did grow up playing baseball so I can see why he liked using one so much. One day Sparkle lead us east into Chernarus, the Country the outbreak began in. He said that our best hopes to survive we to find a guy named Vladislov, some Russian scientist that Sparkle assumed would be in Chernarus. I don't know how Sparkle knew Vladislov or why he thought that he was the one who could do something about this outbreak but it wasn't worth the travel. One night Jim, Sparkle and I were setting up camp somewhere northeast of Miroslavl when a horde of the infected came out of no where. I saw Sparkle be eaten and my brother, well, I just hope he got out okay or at least didn't have to suffer. I have a feeling in my gut he is alive and from the way the horde attacked from my brother, if hes alive, would have ran northeast into South Zagoria. I'm going to find him or this Vladislov guy. I think searching is the only way to keep my sanity.