When he finally broke the chains that his slave masters yoked him to, Marko was on a mission to find something to redeem in humanity, something that says, “my suffering had a purpose, had meaning’. He found it in The Broken Swords. No one sees his scars. No one treats him with disdain or humiliation. He’s going to tell his story. Someday. But for now, if anyone, or anything, thinks that getting through The Swords will be easy, he will offer them the sting of his flail, spill their blood upon the ground and bask in their terror.