Adrian was born in Pripyat, Ukraine. He had a tough upbringing in a anti-Russian family which led to the beliefs he carries today towards Russians. He served in the Ukrainian Military as a Lieutenant until he got tired of the lack of action towards the Russians and decided it was time for him to take a stand and form a paramilitary, he didn't find it difficult to recruit people who were not fond of the Russian occupation of Ukraine unsurprisingly. He came to Chernarus to meet up with a member of NAPA to secure weapons, intel and equipment for his men and ended up falling in with the Al-Takari-Mujahadeen as they offered to supply weapons in return for military assistance. He saw this as a means to an end.
Once he had secured weapons and equipment he radioed his men back on the border and told them to move into Chernarus so that they could set up an FOB and get their bearings.