Marcus Burnhardt (a.k.a. The Tailor)
Tailor Extraordinaire now creating in Port Barter
Key Character Milestones
HTML Wanderpus's Former Tailor and Lead Rift Sealer
Marcus is a tailor with a rapidly evolving fashion sense.
This apparently makes him ideal to also stitch together spatial rifts.
"It is with heartfelt pride, that we honorable discharge Lt. Marcus Burnhardt from the Navigation Department of the HTML Wanderpus. His skill is undeniable. Heck, even when charged with the task of maintaining Uniforms, he embued each of our personalities and quirks into the piece, making us fit for duty in more ways than one. Your time here will be remembered. Well wishes in Port Barter, may we design together again.
multicolored skin and eyes, varying every time he wakes up.
Spy class - Strap, Disguise, Dossier, Mimic, Cosmopolitan, Persona, Silver Tongue
Marcus wears multiple heavy variations on the Wanderpus uniform. His tools are standard issue equipment, and a portable sewing kit.
Until the HTML Wanderpus, Marcus Burnhardt led an isolated life in some of the biggest cities in the United States. He was born March 1910 CE in New York city to a US-born-born German father and a Russian immigrant mother. He was born with mottled, technicolor skin, changing in pattern and color every time he woke up. As far as his parents told him, nobody else in either family has, or had, this same 'condition'. The family traveled up and down the east coast a lot, moving for work, or opportunities, or whenever Marcus' makeup faded enough in public to reveal how he actually looked to the neighbors.
Marcus' education was a mix of homeschooling and working in the back of his father's various tailoring shops. It was in the shop that he learned the tricks of the fabric arts, and it's everywhere outside that shop that he learned the tricks of hiding his person, his looks, and his identity. Marcus quickly became skilled at both, and soon he was the secret junior employee at Burnhardt Tailoring in northern New Jersey.
It was a living, but not much of a life. Marcus felt his own talents, and his desire to make clothes that matched his real appearance, were stifled by the demands and fashions of the day. And so, when the stock market crash took his father's business with it, young Marcus decided to go out on his own.
A very foggy morning led Marcus to a recruiter, looking for people with experience in garment sewing. The first thing Marcus noticed is how he fit that description. The second thing he noticed was how the recruiter appeared to be some sort of multi-limbed hybrid of human and deer in an ill-fitting and hastily adjusted uniform. The third was that he wasn't in New Jersey anymore, but instead on some island, with more variations of person, creature, and otherwise than he had ever seen.
Marcus jumped at the chance immediately. He had... some difficulties during training. He had multiple meetings about what parts of the dress and uniform code can be stretched, and which parts absolutely cannot. He also may or may not have made a nemesis thanks to an errant shot during weapons training. But if nothing else, a varied ship like the HTML Wanderpus always needs a tailor on staff. And at least for now, the captain has allowed Marcus to experiment with his work in the process. Now this? This could be a good life.
Home schooled, extensive tailoring apprenticeship
Navigation department, ship tailor and lead rift sealer.
Accidentally shot a fellow recruit during training. Might have one or more nemeses.
Marcus tends to be paranoid, particularly in what others think of him.
Always fastidious about being clean.
Tlalli Sleekfoot - Fellow Navigation Department member, and recipient of Marcus' first custom uniform.