The Brewing Tempests
Marcus was not your typical military man. He was, however, your typical opportunistic aspiring politician when he met Pug in the military. The two bonded over their distaste of the institution of the military and warmaking. Both thought that the military was best served as a defense and as a last resort, a rather radical idea for the time. Marcus left the military before Pug and would gain a low office in local government to start his rapid ascent to the Senate. He remembers Pug fondly and has many eyes and ears out in the Capitol so he knows where his friends and enemies are. When Pug comes to town he is often met with kindness and comfort within the walls of the Capitol. Pug knows his friend is willing to aid him, and he respects him enough not to take advantage of that.