Earl Marcus of Athenry
The heir of a noble family, Marcus seems an unlikely adventurer. His clothes are tattered and patched, but still echo the dignity and privilege he once had. Always restless and headstrong as a youth, he would frequently sneak out of his family’s castle to enter tournaments and adventure in the woods against his father’s wishes. When he was eighteen, however, one day returned to find the castle plundered and burnt and his family massacred by orc raiders. Although his lands and inheritance have been seized by orcs and fouler things, he still assumed his title though he has won all his bread through adventuring for two years now. Although he has seen better days, the polished crest on his shield reminds all of his blood and his promise to win back what is rightfully his.