In mid-2009, the Chernarussian civil war has been raging on. The Chedaki acted on intelligence which implied Viktor, the father and head of the household of the Kozlov family, was helping out Napa. It was a false assumption however Viktor as well as his wife Masha paid with their home and lives for it. The children managed to flee, however, this was the day a burning hatred ignited in them. They managed to get the rest of their clan together and March to war. Spartak came back from Novigrad after he heard the news. He was studying business management at the University of Novigrad but put his study on hold to help out his brothers and sister take revenge.
Once he arrived he got in touch with his old friends and managed to establish contact with gunrunners, supplying them with Soviet AKMs from Afghanistan and the Russian black market. Every single family member did their part, even their 10 year old sister Sofia helped through loading the magazines. Once everyone was armed and plans were made the family used guerrilla tactics to attack Chedaki forces and points of interest. Soon a few of their neighbors would join them, fed up with the reign of terror the Chedaki installed in their homes. The Chedaki were taken off guard by the attacks the Kozlov’s started, not expecting this kind of resistance in their core areas. Soon they established a fierce reputation for themselves mostly because Ludvik among a few others insisted on killing every single one of them including the Chedaki’s families. The only ones who were taken alive were interrogated before joining their comrades in death. It was an open secret that what was happening at the time violated a lot of laws, however, after the war was over they were pardoned. The notion of war crimes was quickly dismissed since the Chedaki wasn’t seen as a military force and rather as criminals.
Once the war was over the family helped to rebuild their home town but the war changed them. Maybe it had awoken something that was always there, their inner demon. After the war they felt lost, unsure what to do next. Spartak tried to go back to his life in Novigrad but he had trouble adjusting and concentrating which made him quit his study. He moved back to their home town and not long after that he got in touch with the friends who helped him out during the civil war. Spartak built on his knowledge on gun running and managed to make himself enough money to provide a home for himself and support for his family.
Once their little sister was attacked by Takistani immigrants the family worked together again to take revenge. They went to the neighborhood said Takistanis lived in and tracked down the robbers. What started as a beating turned to torture and soon the manslaughter. The bodies were dumped on their block along with a message “Eye for an eye.”. The family went their own way again after the Takistani were dealt with. Spartak remained in their home town and his business started to flourish once the tensions rose in 2017. The country was on the brink of a second civil war but instead the outbreak happened. Spartaks brothers came back to Nová Ves and they secured their village and soon took in other Chernarussians in need of safety. It took roughly a year until the surrounding areas didn’t cut it anymore when it came to supplying them with food, ammunition, and medical supplies. A small party led by the Kozlov brothers then made their way to South Zagoria to get what they needed.