Marcus was born april 5th, 1995 in the town of Townsville to a pair of junkies, which made his early upbringing difficult, being forced to beg for money so his parents could get their next fix. At the age of 15 Marcus’s parents had decided he was no longer of use as he wasn’t bringing in enough money for them which ended up with Marcus being ditched on the side of a road in the middle of nowhere forced to fend for himself.
Because of this abandonment he’d learnt quick that being kind and trusting of people was a bad idea, putting his experience of begging to use he’d manage to scrounge up enough money to keep himself barely fed, resorting to stealing to keep himself clothed Marcus would travel from town to town for a few months begging, breaking into places and getting into fights.
After a year of Marcus doing anything he could to keep himself afloat and with the police hot on his trail he took the first chance he could to escape, stowing away on a fishing boat headed to europe as a deckhand. Marcus enjoyed finally having a legitimate job deciding to stay permanently instead of taking his first chance to leave like he’d initially planned, seeing Asher, the captain of the ship as a sort of father figure after months of working on the ship he’d travel from place to place with him learning everything Asher was willing to teach him.
Travelling with Asher for four years and seeing the world go to shit from the safety of the ocean really twisted Marcus’s outlook on the world. In a desperate attempt to find fuel they had docked in the port Sochi. Lucas having experience with breaking and entering due to his childhood had gone ashore looking for fuel as they were running dangerously low. After a few hours of searching Lucas returned to the port empty handed to see the boat in flames and most of its crew dead due to an attack by looters, panicking and fearing for his life Lucas fled unsure of where he was running all that he knew was he needed to escape the city.
After months of travelling, jumping between different groups as Marcus was unable to fully trust anyone he had finally crossed the border into South Zagoria, deciding to travel south in the off chance of finding somewhere safe.