Kenneth Darby is the definition of a man without a country. Born into an Army family, the Darbys were always on the move with young Kenny in tow. At first, it wasn't all bad - Kenny found it rather novel to meet so many new people as the Darbys traveled from post to post throughout America and, at times, across the pond. As the years wore on and he grew into his teenage years, however, Kenny began to resent life on the move. It was impossible to break into the cliques that permeated the many schools that he enrolled in throughout the years.
Eventually, the Darbys settled in Pittsburgh, but his troubles were worsened by the absence of his father, who had been shipped off in order to help prepare for something called the Bastion Contingency. Before he could graduate high school and make good on this goal, the world took a sudden turn that it would never quite come back from. Immediately, Kenny's life was turned upside down - he and his mother were moved into a Bastion near Pittsburgh, unbeknownst to the fact that he would never see or talk to his father again. Over the next couple of years of complete isolation, he watched his mother fall victim to alcoholism, eventually being taken away by the NCC for public intoxication. He figured that following in his father's footsteps would give him the belonging and solace that he desired, and so he set his sights into the next best thing - the NCC's Internal Security Forces. He was transferred to a Bastion in the Czech Republic in order to rid him of all previous connections and start his path to becoming an ISF officer.
This wouldn't go well for him. Due to a physical injury, he washed out of their training program before graduating, and was transferred again to BKG-023 - a city named Korolgrad. It was there, at his lowest point, living in the Towers that he eventually found belonging. It started with a man named Dragan, who put a gun in his hand and set his sights towards what is now his profession - doing bad things to those who get in the way of the goals of the Korolgrad underworld.