Jose Valente was born in Caparica, a small Portuguese fishing village. Son of a fisherman and a fish market seller, at the age of 16 he start fishing in seiners. As he was gaining more experience he signed up for a 3 month trawler fishing trip to the Mediteranean and Black Sea. After docking in near the Chernarus Republic, a strange ill appeared in 2 of the crew members. In 24H, 4 crew members were infected leading to erratic and psychotic like behavior. Jose had no option then to activate the emergency raft and make his way towards land.