Pavlos was born in a small city near Heraklion, Crete. His father was a shepherd with one of the biggest animal farms in the area, which he got from his wife's dowry when they married. Pavlo's early life was a mostly pleasant one after he finished elementary school he started working on the farm, his father teaching him and his older brother, Manos, the ways. Pavlos hated manual work, especially for farm animals. He really enjoyed eating them, though.
When he was 22, his father died and left the whole farm to the oldest brother, as was a tradition. Pavlos decided to leave the town and go to Heraklion, where he opened a butcher shop/tavern, promoting his family farm. His shop was a massive success, and Pavlo's cooking skills and quality of meat was the talk of the town. 3 years later he opened a proper restaurant, Dionysus, and as he was now married with children on the way, he was aiming to expand even further.
It is now early 2017. Despite his country's economic crisis, Pavlo's chain of souvlaki shops is going strong. 10 in Heraklion and looking to expand to Crete's second largest city. Fathered 4 healthy and strong boys, and was happier than ever. One day his youngest child announced to him that he was marrying Ruzena, a foreign girl who worked as a waitress in one his shops. He also told him that he was going to Ruzena's country with her, a place called Chernarus, to help her family recover from a recent civil war that left them penniless.
Furious at his stupid and naive child, he tried everything to convince him to change his mind, he even threatened disinheritance. But the boy was too stubborn, or as he put it, "in love". This was clearly the girl's attempt to try and steal a part of his hard earned fortune. He went to confront and warn her to stay away from his son, but as they talked he couldn't help but feel pity for the girl.
Ruzena was a genuinely kind person. She explained to him her family's history, how they lost everything they had to the communists and their coup, how her family spent their last savings to send her here, and how she's been working tirelessly to send money back to her family. She even showed him pictures and letters that confirmed her story. She didn't ask any help from Pavlos either and said that she and his son had enough experience to open a successful tavern there.
Pavlos changed his mind and decided to let them marry and leave for Chernarus, but as he doubted both of their abilities to properly manage a tavern, he explained that the only way this was going to work was if he accompanies them there and set up the shop himself. A proper authentic Greek souvlaki shop, like his first one. He would manage it for the first months but ultimately leave it in his son's name and care.
They were more than happy with this outcome and decided to leave at the end of June. Pavlos canceled his previous plans for expansion and left for the city of Chernogorsk with the newly married couple in the 22nd of June. He was going to have some very busy months ahead of him...