Elijah was a victim to the Bosnian war in 1992-1995, orphaned and left homeless by the end of it. The war left him shaken and without his parents at the age of thirteen. Eventually he was separated from his syblings and left alone. He has no family to rely on and has been wandering along the Chernarussian countryside for years. He's had few friends, all who have gone their separate ways from him. He's not a stranger to the lack of food or shelter and has been hardened into a keen survivor post-outbreak. He prefers to handle situations peacefully though is willing to rob and steal as long as no one is getting hurt.