Marius was a recruiter based in Alaghôn. He with a month of time can recruit a very efficient infantry unit but he can also hired companies of scouts, ambushers, pikes, and archers. He accepted to recruit cavalry only if the employer provided the very good horses.
Marius always choose employers that agreed with his politic ideas to support. He was a master tactician, he had never lost a battle.
Once Marius was a slave-gladiator in arenas of Old Empires and around the Vilhon Reach until in a small isle of the Sea of Fallen Stars he led a slave revolt. Marius and his fellow soon after formed the Free mercenary company. They fought well for many years until a small city-state offered them a home as well as a job. All outside Marius settled. Marius become a recruiter, hoping to save more slaves.