NAME: Captain Lucius Longinus Marcellus
APPEARANCE (General outline or image): See Current Avatar
AGE: Immortal; well over Two Thousand Years
PREVIOUS AFFILIATION (ONI):
HISTORY: Born in the slums of Rome, I became a common soldier and served with the Sixth Ironclad Legion, known officially as Legio Sexta Ferrata. I fought under the command of Julius Caesar during the Gallic Wars.
Through the years, I rose in rank until I became Primus Pilus of the First File of the First Cohort. It was at that exalted rank that I served in the garrison of Jerusalem in the province of Judea. I served, for a time, under a tribune by the name of Marcellus Gallio and he served under Pontius Pilate who was the Roman prefect of Judea by decree of Tiberius Ceasar.
It was at a place called Golgotha, in the area of the old wall of Jerusalem where a condemned fanatic and two thieves were brought to be crucified. At the height of an unnatural storm and eclipse, I slew the Nazarene and by his death, became cursed with eternal life.
PERSONAL WEAPON: Forerunner Gravity Sword.
PSYCHIC POWER/SPECIAL ABILITY: Chi Healing
OTHER: While I was working in ONI's Section Zero, I and two other immortals came to the realization that the rising power of the UNSC's Department of Commercial Shipping * D.C.S. needed to be checked otherwise the UNSC's stranglehold of interplanetary trade would slow the advancement of technological progress.
We devised a three tiered program centered around an organization that would be known as 'Free Traders'. For a time, I was a Free Trader Captain and head of an organization known as the Ironclad Legion. During the course of decades, I surfaced and disappeared as a Free Trader Captain to fine tune the program. Following the events of Alpha-Omega, I returned to life and resumed my role as a Free Trader Captain.
For a time, I was requested to rejoin the 12th Cavalry until it became all too obvious that the 12th was going completely rogue. I have returned my role as a Free Trader Captain rather than remain with purposeless renegades.