Marcus Strith was a prestigious Mandalorian General and Imperial General during the First Age. He helped his brother, Viridian Strith attain the rank of Emperor before defacting to the Mandalorians. He trained Mandalorian Commander, Serio Xigat, and he trained his niece, Mariemaia strith, in the ways of the warriors. Marcus changed his name to Mark Calson upon his entrance to the Mandalorians. He was eventually killed by the Strith family heart disease.
Marcus is a strong and honorable man. He cares for his family and would do anything to help them succeed. Marcus is relaxed and cool though, he doesnt like being uptight around others and can be seen as lazy or out-of-it. Marcus is strong though and likes using his fists to get his message across. Marcus is a brilliant general and makes sure his subordinates are well taken care of and get their share of the spoils.
The family known as the Xurellious Strithicus are shrouded in legend. There are no records of parents, grandparents, and ancestors. Only the two brothers Viridian Milliardo Strithicus and Marcus Calsonus Strithicus who simply go by Viridian Strith and Mark Calson. It is said that the brother were born of the force which is highly contradicted as the younger brother Marcus wasnt force sensitive, however his older brother Viridian was very intune with the force.
After birth the brother's parents were nowhere to be found which baffled the brother's adoptive parents when they were found on the dark planet of Ziost. However blood tests were made on the boys which reveiled that they were of Mandalorian blood, but it also reveiled the boys had gentic Heart conditions which made there hearts almost less then half tolerent to shocks, screams, and other things that could increase heart rates making heart attacks very possible even at a very young age such as ten. The ones who found the boys began to raise them as their own, however when the brothers were able to speak the one word they both said at the same time was 'Strithicus' in such a away it scared their adopted parents.
The boys grew up in a rich life style of Onderon since their parents were wealthy aristocrats. However Viridian was the only one who took a liking to politics as Marcus liked the armies and soldiers. Marcus put up a fight about educations saying a soldier doesnt need a high level education to learn how to fight, but Viridian studied his books night and day. Their parents however took note of their differences. Viridian grew sophisticated, polite, witty, groomed his growing sliver hair, and developed a charming attitude as Marcus grew rough, deceptive, brutal, a bully to others, and grew short darker hair unlike Viridian. Viridian's hobbies also differed for he liked fencing, learning, being charming, and making plans to present to the Onderon defense force. Marus on the otherhands loved to fight, work out, and work on his aiming. to his friends Even with these differences the brothers protected each other, in fights it was Marcus who would defend Viridian, but when it was a wit battle it was Viridian who would stand up.
Once the brothers reached their age of fourteen they were seperated. Viridian and went to a bording school for future senators as Marcus was sent to a milliatry school.
There, Viridian learned how to become a respectable senator and even how to order the republic if ever up for chancellorship. Viridian was good at his speeches and debates and he won admiration from his fellow classmates. Even in fencing Viridian seemed to come out on top and in simualtion war stradegies he remained undefeated. However when he reahced the age seventeen Viridian had a fling with young girl by the name of Pamela Celine who admired him for his fencing capabilities and when Viridian bested the defence teacher. She wished for Viridian to teach her everything he knew about fencing so she could be great. Strith bliged and trained her for about a year only to matched up in the finals of the fencing tournament. Viridian taught her so well that they ere forced into a draw. Pamela fell inlove with Viridian after he proclaimed he had ranked number one out of everything, but she had other things for him to do. Unfortunetly she was forced to leave school three monthes later due to medical reason, but never told Viridian what.
Viridian's life however only change when he finally relized he was force sensitive. During a debate class Viridian's emotion got out of control and he expressed his force by causing the one he was debating against to gagged to death as he used his force to crush his opponent's windpipe. After which Viridian was hereby expelled from school.
Marcus on the otherhand was admired by his classmates for his good aim, great strength, and his hand to hand combat, but it was expected by one of Mandalorian blood. Mark training to be a good solider of the Onderon defence force and was exceedingly greatly in his combat and survival capubilities making him the top student in his class. Marcus spent his time wrestling and doing war games with his fellow house. Through complete leadership Marcus was able to win most of the war games, but again the students commented that he was Mandalorian.
Unlike his brother's Marcus's student life was pretty straight forward and easy compared to Viridian's. He did what he loved and bested others. However when he reached his age of nineteen Marcus graduated and was made a captain in the Onderon Defense force. Though is only got worse from there. Marcus recieved a list of missions, one was to stop an Imperial shipment of goods
Marcus went to fulfill his mission only to be confronted by a Imperial General who bested Marcus in hand to hand combat. Marcus accepted his defeat, but the General did not kill him much to Marcus's surprise, but instead took him to Bastion to become an Imperial soldier. The general was quite fond of Marcus because even though he didnt beat him, he was close.
Ever since Strith was expelled from the Onderon academy he fled to the Our rims where he was eventually found by the Sith. They traine him well teaching how to be a good wielder of the darkside, however both the Sith and Viridian's ideals clashed as he emphasized on loyalty and trust as the Sith loved to lie. Viridian had to suck it up however when his master roughed him up.
He spent a few weeks in the Sith academy training next to his friend Sirius Pendragon who both saw some flaws in the Sith ideals, but when Sirius promised never to turn on the Sith thats when Viridian was angered with his friend. Even though Viridian wasnt going to betray them he was going to abandon. Sirius however wasnt keen to people leaving the faction and they both fought in the Valley of the Dark Lords. It ended however when Viridian forced Sirius into a draw, both being formatable with the force and a lightsaber. However this did not stop Viridian from leaving the Sith.
After graduating the Imperial academy Marcus soon left all connections from his brother Viridian and walked the path of a conqueror. The heirachrcy was kind to him, Marus had a good time fitting in with the rest of the Imperials, but yearned to have a stronger feeling in life.
However Marcus got into an argument with the Emperor who at the time was indeed force senstive which disgusted Marcus overlooking the fact his very own brother was force sensitive. This didnt well though and Marcus was kept under close eye under the emperor which he didnt mind because he knew he wasnt planning anything.
Marcus hated the sith for trying to run the Imperial Remnant having been plainly shown in the past what that could do to the empire. Marcus soon droppped these thoughts and concentrated on his war record eventually conquering a few planets such as Thyferra and even Bothawui for the empire. Marcus was a credit to his peers at this time and grew very famous as one of the top ten most wanted men throughout the Republic.