Strength and blood win more battles than honor and glory.
Social Rank: 8
Concept: Fiery Warrior
Hair Color: Red-brown
Eye Color: Stormy grey
Description: A man who seems as tough as he appears, but perhaps there is something more to him than his grizzled exterior suggests. A scar graces his left cheek from some battle long ago which seems to only enhance the stern set of his otherwise handsome features. His demeanor is almost always no-nonsense, unless something tickles his fancy or he is within certain company. Muscled like a life long warrior, his stormy grey eyes often look at the world coldly, yet twinkle with warmth around those closest to him. His long, ruddy brown hair falls just past his shoulders. It grants him the appearance of having a mane like a lion at times unless kept tied back. His short beard is kept moderately in check but far from fashionably or by the trained hands of an expert. He moves with the power of a warrior and the grace of a predator which only adds to the leonine image he seems to exude on and off the battlefield.
Personality: The North offers no sympathy to weak men and woman, and Marcas has survived as a soldier because he is not weak. Having been a soldier for much of his adult life and having lost family to shavs, Marcas is a pragmatic man who knows that death waits just around the corner. However, this dour knowledge has not made him a cynic. He still enjoys laughing, carousing, and spending time with his comrades. One can be pragmatic and still maintain a sense of joviality. The man doesn't worry too much about etiquette, though, finding it a waste of time for the most part. Respect is earned not given by title.
Background: Marcas has been a survivor all of his life, growing up in the frontier of the North. Fighting and doing what is necessary to survive is second nature to him by now. At the age of 14, he tired of the village life on the frontier, and decided to become a soldier, traveling with a band of warriors from village to village as the lords needed. When he was 16, while stationed in one of those far flung villages, a lovely young woman caught his eye. Six months later they were married. Five months after that and he was a father. Northerners sometimes don't have time to do things in the 'proper' order.
Marcas settled down with his new family, still venturing out as needed, but returning home to his wife and child. Finally having found contentment in life, he was a satisfied man. Unfortunately, it did not last long. When he was 20, shavs raided the village and his family died in the fighting. What followed was a five year haunted quest for revenge. He renewed his efforts as a soldier, signing up for every mission he could to slay more shavs. What they did to him, he returned ten-fold, earning himself a reputation as a ferocious, crazed warrior who had no mercy. Five years, though, is a long time and eventually he calmed and came to terms with the trauma in his life. Deciding to move on, he has ventured to Arx to serve as a soldier for the Redrain family.
|Agatha||Opportunistic fighter for my Redrain people - made quick work of the bacon left behind by another. Seems a little formal, but just the one meeting so far|
|Astraea||The man has a great sense of humor and he stood with my sister and did our House proud. Truly we couldn't be blessed with better folk in the north. I love him for keeping Echo safe, even if he hasn't told me so my sister is good like that. I'll get to know him better in time I feel.|
|Avary||A sturdy Northman. One who has a lot of opinions, a will to learn, and most importantly - the ability to teach. Let us hope that some people hear him. This is important.|
|Barric||Big. SCarred. No doubt will spar him one day. Very plainspoken though without being abrasive, which is always appreciated.|
|Caspian||A man who wants to join The Champions and Society of Explorers? Clearly a man who has a good taste in groups to join! Can't wait to see what he has to offer. Maybe I'll be the one to test him?|
|Dominique||A Redrain I'm assuming. The machismo is interesting at least.|
|Echo||I had the pleasure of getting to meet the Marcas in one of the best establishments in the city! You always meet wonderful people in The Spirits, and Master Marcas definitely continued that trend. He was feeling a bit sad about the work he had been assigned for the upcoming war, but his work is so crucially important.|
|Elgana||There are stories to be had here with this one. He has served my family for sometime and for that there is much respect for him. I will not pry too deep, but the curiosity lies there to know more.|
|Gareth||A dog for house Halfshav. He best learn to hide his hackles lest his master take the whip to him.|
|Grazia||Coarse, but polite enough. Seems to be genial company, at least.|
|Gwenna||Marcas is about everything one expects from a man of the Northlands. He is strong, cheerful, great to drink with and a bright spirit. Also a reputedly exceptional fighter and soldier, he has recently been hired as a personal guard to Princess Marian. He seems very loyal and honest, someone I'd trust to have my back as well as share a bit of whiskey with on any occasion.|
|Iseulet||Too young to have seen such great tragedy in his life, but his spirit is strong (and not just the kinds he buys me /at/ The Spirits) - a good man to know and spend long nights with in the future, I think.|
|Joscelin||I met him at the training center. He has very, very nice earlobes, and eyes the color of a sea after a storm.|
|Marian||It's good to see that my reputation as a warrior sits well with the man. His hope and courage are at the heart of success for the coming battle. I shall do everything in my power to lead Redrain into victory. May his sword stay strong for any troubles that come to Arx while I am out of the city. I will sleep better knowing a warrior like him is defending our citizens here.|
|Moira||A northerner soldier. Outgoing, boisterously friendly in that northerner sort of way. The ignorant think of northerners as simple folk, but their openness is refreshing; Marcas proves my point.|
|Morrighan||It's been quite a long time since I saw Marcas last, he was one of the first few people I tailored for whenever I arrived to Arx a few years ago - and they were quite a dapper pair of trousers. I look forward to catching up with him.|
|Mydas||Skald gave us Choice. Some make wise ones, others, less so. He was wise in not trying the drink again, and was good company besides.|
|Reese||Well spoken and quite flattering. I think he is warrior who is going somewhere and understands that more ways to win than when holding a blade. I think he will do very well.|
|Rhea||This man will one day be the FINEST pun-slinger in all the North, I'm sure. Maybe. If he isn't swallowed whole by walking hair monstrosities.|
|Rinel||He is remarkably chivalrous, and most gentlemanly.|
|Sabella||A guy that promises to hide a body for you is a keeper!|
|Viktor||An interesting man. He believes strongly and passionately but discounts others who believe as strongly or passionately. At least at first. He is trying to reconcile things and I can respect all of that. It is hard for the Faithful to believe in spirits at first too.|
|Violet||I admit I was high on spirit-vision herbs when we met. But he was nice and it seemed we cheered him that night. I hope that I can meet him when I'm more myself and learn more about him.|