Ales was born in Zernovo. That's where he also grew up
Ales did very good in primary school. And had quite a few friends.
From the age of 13 he started working in the groceries store on the corner of the street. He didn't really enjoy the work itself but he had a very nice group of colleagues which he'd used to hang around with a lot.
When Ales got older he met this one girl who really cared about him. Her name was Lucy. They knew each other for a very long time but they never thought they'd like each other. The two fell in love after going out a few times
Ales and Lucy were planning on living together since they were in love. But that would require a lot of money. He had a job but that didn't pay very well. Ales got into selling drugs, starting on his own. Later getting in a gang. It wasn't a pleasant experience but once he was in he couldn't back out.
When he tried to quit, another guy from the gang got sent to take him along to the headquarters. Nikolai resisted and got into a fight with the guy. The guy was reaching for his waistband, that's when Nikolai tackled him and reached for the guys pistol that fell on the ground. Things were falling from tables and desks. This is what alerted the neighbors, who then called the police. Ales accidentally dropped the pistol and the dude picked it up, pointed it at Ales and pulled the trigger. *click*. The gun jammed. Ales reached for a foldable chair that was standing in the hallway and hit the guy over his head, and then again, and again. That's when loud knocking on the door was heard. Followed by a man screaming: "Open up, this is the police, open your door." Nikolai didn't know what to do and stood still. There were now multiple officers around the house. He decided to walk to the door, open it and hand himself in. The guy died in the hospital due to his injuries. Ales got sentenced to jail for manslaughter and got 25 years.
Prison was tough, it was on an island not so far away from the coast. He got to know a lot of prisoners. Some tougher than others. Ales got into a group of other prisoners and got more and more used to living inside a prison.
Now almost a year in prisoners were kept quiet all of a sudden. And the rations were getting less by the week. Everyone could tell that at least something was up. Nobody knew what was exactly happening though. There was a lot of different theories made up by multiple prisoners. People started to feel ill and sick, it was like a flu. Though the symptoms were getting worse day by day. A few day later quite a few gunshots were heard in the distance. The sickness kept spreading through the prison. There were more sick people then healthy ones.
That night multiple screams and gunshot could be heard from inside the prison compound. This kept going on for about a week. Also a few guards went missing, nobody knew where they went.
One day an attack was planned on the guards in an attempt to escape from the prison. Two guards were stabbed in the neck and their weapons were taken. A giant riot ensued and prisoners escaped. The whole place was getting torn down and everything that could be used as a weapon was used as a weapon. Ales escaped together with a group called "The riffs".