Hmm... Marcus is too awesome of a being to put into a simple paragraph
, but I'll do my best.
Marcus is a gruff, practical type. He has the kill-or-be-killed mentality, and is a fan of the preemptive strike. He's found that those who don't strike first tend to die, and thus his axe is either close to hand or all ready in hand (he generally carries it in a comfortable, threatening, touching-me-will-be-the-last-thing-you'll-ever-do kind of way).
He's not a big fan of "sissy crap," such as religion, morals, ethics, or things that get in the way of self-preservation. This is something he does not like of his buddy's buddy, Carnegie, who manages to be religious have morals, and does not kill people. Its enough to drive a guy crazy. Of course, he's slightly hypocritical in the fact that his temper does get him into dangerous situations.
In combat situations, Marcus has two main options. The first is the charge. Able to charge a 100 feet, Marcus is a fan of the ol' bullrush. He'll typically run an intimidation check to scare some people off, rage, then charge with his axe and shield in hand. His daggers are mainly for cutting meat and throwing at those that are running away and he's too tired to run down. His other option is the ambush. Since he can be stealthy (you wouldn't think he'd have the patience for it), erupting from the bushes all ready in melee range is something he appreciates (there's just something about a bunch of people shooting at you that he doesn't like).Relationships:
Townsfolk: Marcus has a bad rep with Kenebac. His surly and gruff personality generally turns people away from him, and Marcus is insular enough not to care. For social contact (and to keep him from going and rampages) is his buddy...
Luc: Marcus knows his weaknesses, and as Luc is a close enough friend, he's also willing to let him take the lead in certain situations. Situations that Marcus is bad at, and Luc is good at. Situations that don't involve chopping people into tiny little bits.
Carnegie: As written before, Marcus doesn't like this religion stuff, as well as the no-killing-humans thing, about her. Still, as she's his best friend's friend, he tries to be civil with her. The fact that she's a good shot, and is capable of self-sustainability with the hunting, are both positive aspects about her.
Anya: He knows of her, but doesn't know much about her. He's not the best with social situations, so Anya is a mystery.
His Mother: Marcus avoids her. His childhood has been buried, and he seeks no relationship with her.Aspirations:Primary: Of the Ancients, a Plan; of the People, a Weapon
Marcus feels he's too... rash, and has too much of a temper problem. As such, he wants to gain true wisdom. True wisdom. As such, he plans on seeking out fonts of wisdom, and rejoices when they do.Milestones:
-Learn of a way to increase one's wisdom
-Use Skill Check said to enhance wisdom (Craft, Knowledge, etc.) 10 times successfully
-Find someone who can increase wisdomMajor: A Third Dimension
Marcus feels (perhaps truthfully) that his one skill is killing things. The field of battle is the one place he has a chance of excelling. Thus, he'd like to gain a skill that is of us to his community that doesn't involve killing things.Milestones:
-Each point put into a Craft(?), Heal, Knowledge(?), Profession(?), etc., as long as it can be used to benefit others and not kill things
-each time a non-combat skill is used successfullyMinor: Getting a Revolver
He wants a revolver. The heavier the caliber the better. To be specific, he'd like an S&W M29 .44 magnum revolver, but you can't have everything in this life. He wants one for three reasons- the first being that a gun is so much better for killing retreating enemies than a thrown dagger, the second being that he likes the mental image of him with his axe in one hand and revolver in the other (ties in with Aspiration #3), and the third being that he wants to shed the low status of having only melee weapons.Minor: Glory
As are most people, Marcus falls prey to the desire for glory. He wants to have his one moment where he looks like a bada**. Why else would he bother with using an axe, even if it was a family weapon and heirloom, if it wasn't for glory? Of course, he would never tell this to anyone. He'd say, if asked, that a gun can run out of bullets, and then yer screwed. But an axe can keep on swingin' as long as ya got an arm to swing with.