IGN: Palden Chodak
English skills: Fluent
DayZ Mod Experience: Played the mod from May 2013 right to the end of the DayZRP mod servers.
DayZ Standalone Experience: Been playing Standalone since release.
Roleplaying Experience: Been role-playing now for 3 years on DayZRP.
What kind of In Game role best describes you: I am versitile when it comes to roles, on my current character I'd prefer to play a role that suits my Buddhist character.
Have you been in any clan/group previously: I have been in a few clans while playing DayZRP these consist of The Enclave, The Outlaws, The Fallen, The Watchers v2, B-17, Omandos, The Crows, The Pact and Cerna Liska.
Additional notes: IMPORTANT: Will not be able to play this upcoming week 23rd May - 30th May but afterwards will be able to. Also looking for a fairly friendly group to fit my Buddhist character.
Best way to contact you: Private message me on the forums.
Tony King best described by his loyalty to the dhamma, not once had it swayed in the six years of him becoming a Monastic Buddhist Monk on the 26th of January 2008. Tony donned his new name Palden Chodak (Glorious Dhamma Spreader) given to him by his elder Maha-Thera Chodak. In the past two years Palden has followed down the straight path of Theravada Buddhism. Like Tony has not always been Palden; his life has not always been as virtuous.
Tony King had Buddhism in his blood from birth. His father Johnny King was British and born in England. Whereas his mother Dechen Dorjee was Tibetan and born in Lhasa. Tony grew up in Cambridge with his mother and father at an early age he had his life mapped out and planned. Tony wanted to become a surgeon like his father and his father before him. His mother Jigme had moved from Lhasa in 1988 where was a lay Buddhist. Medicine ran in the family, but no where near as deep as Gotama's dhamma.
He was a smart boy, destined for great things. Having a happy stable upbringing, until he reached his thirteenth birthday. Tony and his parents went to Lhasa in Tibet on holiday for his birthday. Tony had never met his Tibetan family he was overwhelmed with excitement throughout the plane journey. To reach his family's home they had to sail across the Lhasa river. Tony still doesn't know what caused it. The ferry they were on sank to the bottom of the Lhasa river. The water seemed to open up and swallowed the ferry whole. Tony remembers resurfacing on shore but could not see either of his parents. He had been out cold. They had vanished. Into the Tibetan water river. Never seeing them again.
Tony grew up with immense pain and suffering. Losing both parents at such a young age destroyed him. Refusing to return to England he went to live with his Tibetan family in Lhasa. In hope that one day he'll discover his parents whereabouts. They did not return, he presumed them dead. To cope with his suffering as he grew up he turned to drugs and drink. They helped him ease the pain, his family were supportive but they never seemed like family to him. He did not know them like his mother and father. His family kicked him out at the age of seventeen.
Living on the streets of Tibet's capital took it out of him, he may have been half Tibetan but he did not feel welcome. One night he stumbled into the Buddhist temple of Jokhang. Drunk and drugged he fell asleep in the monastery and was found by one of the elder Bhikkhus Maha-Thera Chodak. Seeing the sadness in Tony he took it upon himself to look after him. Tony had found his second chance with the Sangha and was ordained by the Theravada Bhikkhus as Palden Chodak.
Palden lived out his life at the monastery until word had broken out about the infection that had started in Chernarus. It disturbed him that something of that scale was causing mass suffering. Palden knew that he would not reach Nirvana if he went there to help out; but he thought about Maha-Thera helping him when he was in need. So decided to journey across China and Russia to reach the province known as South Zagoria. Palden did not go by car but merely walked across the destruction to find the root of the problem in South Zagoria. It is said that he has only arrived in 2016 two years after the beginning of the epidemic.