Elias was born in a small town in Scotland where he has spent the majority of his life. He is the middle child and has an elder brother and younger sister. After he finished high school he was having trouble finding work with the grades he got with his lazy attitude towards education He eventually found work on a fishing boat and would leave his family for months at a time. One such voyage the ship docked in Chernarus to restock when the outbreak began. Elias has been stranded on this hellscape since then with no way to return to his family.