Leopold was born in the spring of 1999, into a long line of farming. His father owned a cattle station that had been purchased after the fall of the soviet union. His father and mother met in the same town in which Leopold was raised, his father being a farmer for the previously owned state farm and his mother working as a typist for the local workers union. His family would grow to hate the Soviet Union, inhibiting conservative values. It wouldn't be until the 2009 civil war in which Leopold's politcal views would be skewed majorly.
Leo's family would contribute to the Nationalist Party after a group of Chedaki soldiers came through the town, burning shops and other buildings that they deemed "capitalist cess pits", this small attack on Pavlovo would sway most of the town who were already opposing the Chedaki and socialist ideals.
Leo would find himself involved with a group of former naval men who described themselves as nationalists, this would later be known as the Chernarussian Provisional Government. Through this group he would meet Kamenici, a guerrilla nationalist force. Leo and a friend he met through the CPG named Jan would run around with Kamenici for a time before the government would attempt to form properly.
Come the day for the 'Nationalist Alliance', the groups known as Kamenici and Cerna Liska would turn on CPG, murdering all who were loyal to Stanislav and eventually causing the destruction of the entire group. Come the time of betrayal, Leopold would assist Kamenici, realising that the Provisional Government was a bunch of bureaucratic sycophants. Eventually Leo would be integrated into Kamenici when they returned to South Zagoria. The group would be known for their Guerilla tactics, earning a reputation of being tree men.