Created by Stephen
Marcus is a Roman's Roman. Born a scion to one of the wealthiest families in Rome, he was trained by the best of the best in every field of study: reading, writing, rhetoric, philosophy, mathematics, war, medicine, poetry, and more.
With his father often away assisting in the every day maintenance of the Republic, Marcus came to see these wise and learned people as more than simply instructors, but as family.
Unlike the other rich Roman brats cough Crassus Jr. cough who saw these instructors as their personal encyclopaedias, Marcus was wise enough to catch the common link between his trainers; they took what skills they had and forged them into expertise out there in Orbis Terrarum against impossible odds where you either triumphed through mastery ... or perished.
With this in mind, Marcus knew that the truest path to greatness would be to forge his own story, rather than simply accept the one provided to him. He would need more than just good fortune to win over the people and even the Gods of Rome.
Against the wishes of his family he joined the ranks of Caesar's army setting off for Britannia knowing that it would be a long hard battle from the bottom to the top but that, as in the example of Romulus and Remus before him, there was no greater battle worth fighting.