Born on the 3rd of June 1973 to a fanatically religious family in a town close to Moscow, Patrovi was quickly swept, or maybe pushed into the shared fanaticism his other family members held. Patrovi was sheltered his whole childhood as his mother and father home schooled whilst his father acted as the families religious guide, "Leading their souls to salvation". Sometime later in life, around his late teens Patrovi approached his father and asked if it would be possible for him to go to college to study catholic philosophy with hopes of becoming a priest. This idea was quickly shot down and was quickly followed up with a rather harsh scolding along side plenty of belittlement, Patrovi was silent through most of this until he couldn't stand it any longer. Patrovi finally spoke up to his father which only caused the argument to get worse, the two men went back and forth for a moment until his father stormed off. Thinking that the argument was over decided to start packing some of his belongings, he had no idea where he would go but he did not want to be under his fathers roof, or more so his control any longer. Just as he was in the middle of packing his father barged into his room, just as he looked up from his pile of clothing his father pulled the hammer back on an old revolver while saying "God shall judge your sins this time, boy" before pulling the trigger. Patrovi awoke some months later, laying on his back in a hospital bed with the faint beeping of hospital equipment coming from just out of sight. He could not remember anything, not his name, his family or even where he was. Over time Patrovi was given the information on his former life however this information was noting but meaningless to him as he had already adopted another identity, that of "Father Vulkan", a preacher who trusted more in the voice of god that echoed within his head than anything the medical professions had to say. Patrovi understood what had happened to him but he only saw it as god leading him to his true path. He began preaching the word of god all throughout Russia, walking from city to city and preaching at anyone that was close to him. Much later in life, after years of wandering and spreading the word of god to all those he could he caught wind of a civil war that was right on his doorstep within the country of Chernarus. Patrovi gathered as much money as he could and swiftly made his way to the unstable country to preach and spread the word of god, hoping to save those lost souls. Patrovi managed to survive his quest to save those he could as the civil war came to an end and decided to stay within the country to spread his teachings as best he could however spending most of that time within Novigrad. When the infection started to spread the voices in Patrovi's head told him that this was the end, this was the reckoning of mankind for all of its evils. As the Infection took more and more lives it became clear to him, his lord had dammed most sinners to an eternity of agony, however there were still a few left, sinners that had managed to withstand this holy reckoning. Patrovi knew he needed to amass a flock of the pure to safeguard them against the sinners.