Markus Rielly grew up in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, born to a family of four. People described him as a free spirit, unwilling to put up with the rules and regulations forced upon him by his parents and his school. He would always find himself in trouble, whether getting involved in fights or annoying his siblings. He managed to pass through school by the skin of his teeth, and, deciding to remove himself from his constricting household existence, enrolled with ANU in Canberra. To everyone's surprise, he was accepted, and found himself living in Fenner Hall. Not knowing what he wanted to do with his life, he said 'fuck it' and enrolled within a International Relations course for the sole purpose of attempting to get with a girl he'd met at a party during Orientation. What he found was not love, but a true interest in the subject at hand. He excelled for the first 2 1/2 years, but suddenly all interest he had held dissipated. What resulted was a less than stellar final grade, barring him from entering some of the more sought after work. Angry with himself, he returned to Melbourne, living by himself and working any casual job he could get his hands on.
Everything changed when he saw the advertisement. "ASIS: A more human intelligence". He scoffed at himself when he submitted a resume, and in turn was shocked when he found himself at the interviewers desk