Benjamin Clarke was born in Sydney, Australia in 1994. Growing up was quite difficult for him because he was the only child with a drug addicted mother and no father. Early on in his childhood Benjamin was abused daily. His mother frequently stole his money from his part-time job as a newspaper delivery boy to buy drugs and alcohol for herself. Not knowing much better though and feeling quite worthless Benjamin never tried to stop it.
While in High School however things began to change as he found Art and this felt like it gave him a purpose, he absolutely started to love drawing and painting. He had a natural talent that his art teacher admired. With this newfound focus and desire to learn he started to do well at school and despite all the odds of his rough childhood he was able to graduate from High School and attend one of the more prestigious Universities. Studying a Bachelor in Art, where Benjamin was making a name for himself as one of the top students in class. The University also had a highly sought after exchange program with Chernarus in which students could study foreign art under some of the best professors in the world. Many people came to this University exactly for that purpose.
While at University Benjamin found love in another student named Justin, for the first time since his childhood he never felt worthless and instead felt loved. (MORE TO BE ADDED HERE)
He was offered a place in the exchange trip for Chernarus to study foreign Art with some of the greatest professors in the field. Benjamin was excited but at the same time quite hesitant to leave while his mother was in rehab for the fifth time and he would also have to leave his boyfriend Justin behind for a few months but with encouragement from Justin and not wanting to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity, he accepted.
Arriving in Chernarus with a small group of students and his Art Professor, they were met by a teacher from one of the local campuses. They were taken to a hotel along the ocean front to settle in for the night. Benjamin was placed in one room with another of the students named Liam. The room was quite small but it had two single beds and an old CRT tv. Feeling quite tired Benjamin decided to settle in for the night while Liam decided to head out to the city to check out some of the local pubs.
Laying down on the bed Benjamin feeling quite tired from all the travel quickly drifted off to sleep. Around 3am in the morning he was startled by the sound of what he assumed was Liam trying to open the door. Benjamin got out of bed and opened the door to let Liam in, but it wasn't Liam it was a blood covered old lady. Benjamin was shoved to the floor while the old lady tried desperately to bite him. Benjamin being younger and stronger was able to kick the old lady off but she just kept trying to come back. Benjamin kept trying to push her away while shouting to stay away but it wasn't working so he grabbed a nearby lamp and fearful for his life started to smash the old lady on the head, blood splattered everywhere but it stopped her moving.
Benjamin feeling at shock set out of the hotel to find help, little did he know what awaited him in the now post apocalyptic Chernarus.