A mild mannered office worker, Ian is not prone to violence, he was never a leader. He mostly kept to himself and lived a simple life. Ian was on the way to Russia, with his fiance Isabel, as part of a European holiday. The pair found themselves in Chernarus on a layover when flights were abruptly cancelled. Trapped in the international airport in Novigrad, as the city around them fell further in to chaos, Ian found himself as defacto leader of a small band of english speaking survivors. Motivated by his concern for Isabel's safety, Ian resolved to lead his ragtag group out of the city and away from the spreading violence. Ian, despite having no experience in combat, fought his way through the hordes of the damned and led his group out. Many of his new friends were wounded in the ordeal, Ian himself. It would later prove their downfall. In the evening, as they made camp to rest, the wounded members of the party fell and turned. As chaos broke out amongst their numbers, more were bitten. It became clear at that point that they were dealing with an infection. Ian, being bitten himself, decided to spend what little time he had left. He sent the remaining survivors on their way, with Isabel. Ian knew he was damned, but there was still hope for Isabel and the others. After a bitter goodbye, Ian stayed behind with the remaining who had been bitten. Knowing he would soon die. As the sun rose, the other forsaken members of his band turned, and Ian was forced to put them down. Ian found however, that despite his own bite injuries, he did not turn. He didn't know why, or how, but he seemed to be immune. He quickly set off in pursuit of Isabel and the remaining survivors. As he rounded a bend in the road out of Novigrad, he found them. Burned, smouldering bodies, pilled in a heap on the side of the road. He recognised the charred faces and clothes of the friends he had made in the airport and during the breakout of Novigrad. Ian frantically searched the piles of smoking flesh but could not find his Isabel. By some strange twist, she wasn't there. Ian didn't know if she was alive, or dead. If she escaped, or if she is a prisoner. He has one purpose, to find Isabel. His journey has lead him north and his search continues.