Kostina Yuliana grew up in Chernarus, she and her family lived in a small village just outside Zelenogorsk. Life was good; if not a little boring for a teenage girl. She helped with the housework, visited the city with her friends and studied hard in hopes of going to medical school and becoming a nurse, just like her mother. Her brother, Ipatyev, was in the military and she would not seen him for months to years at a time. They were both close growing up, the two of them would often take hunting trips together into the nearby woodland. They would track wolves and deer over several days, bringing home what they killed for their mother to cook up. She held those fond memories close to her. After the news and panic spread across the country, Kostina's family was suddenly severed. Her father, upon hearing about the condition of the CDF base up north, quickly rushed from their home. He wanted to bring his son back safe; he wanted to try, at least. Her mother was pushed to work overtime at the Zelenogorsk hospital, trying to treat the countless ailed that flooded the doors. She quickly fell victim to the illness herself, leaving Kostina alone in a world that was changing so rapidly. Clinging to the hope that her brother and father are still alive, she decided to travel in search of them. She had to be strong, like her brother. She wanted to help and heal, like her mother. If the only people she had left could still be out there, she wanted to find them. She had to.