Rowan McCoy has been in Chernarus since he was five years old, now being a twenty year old guy his family expected him to go into the military when he turned eighteen which he gladly did. Being in the military for two years was a very memorable experience for Rowan but when he was stationed at Tisy military base he heard a commotion about an outbreak of an unknown virus. Rowan first when to his commanding officer to ask if he could go check on his family in Svetlojarsk while also informing the military on what is happening in the larger cities, the officer accepted and Rowan was on his way. When arriving at Svetlojarsk he noticed that all the buildings were abandoned and cars were burnt and destroyed on the streets, nothing was like what he remembered from when he went into the military. Rowan when to check his family home up in the hills of the decayed town and came to see his neighbor just standing out in the yard staring at his house, Rowan went to ask him about the situation and what was with all the destruction going on in the town but the man just sat there dazed until rowan got closer then the man attacked. His face was all bloody and decrepit and he wasnt speaking, it was more like screaming and groaning. Rowan didn't know what to do other than run, he didn't understand what was going on. He immediately contacted his commanding officer to tell him about the man who tried to attack him and how the town was all destroyed, his commanding officer told him to fight back against all people who would come to fight him. Rowan, now under order of his commanding officer, roams around Chernarus looking for more information and reasons why this outbreak happened and also looking for his lost family who have gone missing from his hometown.