Markos is a Knight of the Royal House of Ash. Upon catching the plague and being thrown in the Pit, he sought refuge underneath the Citadel from vengeful mobs. During the battle "Armor Shmarmor", Azra and her party save his life. Markos pledges his life to her in return.
Markos is of minor royal blood and therefore related to the Ash royal household and is well educated.
He is the most sane member of the group and is focused and serious, though not beyond a sense of humour. He is aware of politics ad the actions of the Quaid in the past. His concern for his own life goes second to the concern for others. However, he holds honour in high esteem and is bound by his word of oath to the bitter end. Even if this leads to him going against his better moral judgement.
Markos first went to battle two years before the plague began, after the rest of the male household of Kashantir were killed leaving him as their only male heir. He fought the Quaid during the end of the Ash and Quaid war. Even though he was young, the war brought even younger blood to fight then he and his unit consisted of mostly young untested men of various backgrounds, a few Nomads and mercenaries. They had no reserves and no veterans and funding was low to hire any more mercenaries. His experience included encounters with a Carcassain assassin.
By the time me meets up with Azra, he is deep within the pits mines. He and his fellow knights had been forced to take up hold within a city built within the mine. But as they retreated from the revenants, the plague followed them. Several of his fellow nights perished and joins their ranks.
He constantly calls her "Lady" out of respect, leading her to comment when he finally does call her by her first name. In contrast to the rest of the group, Azra finds him suspiciously sane as the rest of her comrades display varying degrees of insanity (from Wrenna to Slak's insanity to Ketta's plain "crazy"). Instead, he considered Azra "crazy".
Markos will follow Azra no matter what direction she takes in the pit, though he wishes to remain in Ending A he goes with Azra because of his own word bounds him to follow her. Even post game, in the Epilogue he is with Arza several months after the rest of the group part ways.
He finds Slak repulsive and does not always understand him. He does not like Slak's disregarded for duty and his approach to everything with violence. For the most part he does not respond to Slak's remarks and even in the Game+ Day 19 entries, pretends he never read Azra's letter to avoid dealing with Slak. Slak not only mocks Markos for wearing armour but also for wearing a "skirt".
He does not trust Wrenna at all since she is Quaid princess, having fought the Quaid for some years.
- Full Name: Markos Kashantir, Knight of the Host of Ash.
- Known Nickname: Mr. Magnifistache
- Age: 27
- Nationality: Ash
- Class: Knight
- Equip Weapon: Sword
- Equip Armor: Heavy Armor