Mark Morcom is a South African citizen.
Born 27 March 2009, Mark Morcom spent his first days in occupied KwaZulu-Natal. He was dismayed that he, along with fellow KZN natives, had to live under the oppression dished out by the Indonesian plague. Mark sought war, but being naive about the complex mechanics of life in the new world, was soon disappointed not even being able to get his hands on a gun.
Plea for help
During a conversation with President Jizzie McGuire of South Africa, Mark found his escape from his oppression. Jizziepurchased a ticket for Mark offering him asylum in a free South Africa. He is not a forgiving man and still prays daily for a massive Tsunami that would hopefully cripple Indonesia. As Mark would say, "KZN my land, how I miss the Indian Ocean now clogged up with the hair of the occupiers.”
Mark started his political life in the Black Lion Front. After exile and his return to the new free South Africa, he joined the new unified party known as United South Africa. After some time, he became dismayed at how the party was insistent on experimenting with Direct Democracy. He left and join the then South African Foreigners Party. With the re-branding of the SAFP to become the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA), he started taking a much more active role. He applied for Party President and won a uncontested election. He proceeded to implement a new Party Forum and run mass recruitment campaigns. Mark was chosen by the United South Africa party to run as a golden 10 candidate, which considering the massive threats at the time such as Ajay Bruno, he accepted without hesitation. After his term was up, he ran again, but this time under the banner of the LPSA.
Tour of duty
Mark decided to travel. He gained much experience on the battlefield in Romania and Finland. After a short visit back home, he returned to Romania and was happy to be shedding Indonesian blood again. During his battles, he came to a realisation that South Africa is indeed the land of the free. He found that companies in Romania have strict policies and offer no help to their workers. In South Africa, Mark found that employers would often offer their workers gifts and did not abuse their firing power. At the outbreak of the South African Liberation War, Mark left Romania to fight alongside his brothers and sisters in the South African sponsored resistance in the Eastern Cape. He was convinced that Indonesia was spread too thin and that a favourable outcome for South Africans was likely. He was unfortunately disappointed when Brazil got involved in the war, assisting their close ally and defeating the South African people. The next day, South Africa officially declared war on Indonesia and Mark missed the order to return home due to the fact that he was sleeping. This left him alone behind enemy lines and Mark felt the same feeling of fear that he felt when living in occupied KwaZulu-Natal. He pleaded again for help, and help was given. After a short stop-over in China, Mark once again headed for the land of the free and felt proud to once again be a South African.
Commander of the Pretorian Van Guard
After the attempted May 5th Presidential PTO by wizzie_don, Mark was asked by the Minister of Defence if he would become the Commander of the Pretorian Van Guard. He happily accepted, but little did he know that the military wing he ran would soon have no country to call home. Mark remained Commander of the Pretorian Van Guard in exile; however the branch slowly became inactive as soldiers joined other foreign military units.
Forced into Exile
Following the attempted PTO on 5th May, all South Africans seemed and felt proud of their achievements. It was short lived however. South Africa started organising early for the Congress election, but come the day it just was too overwhelming a force to defend against. The Democratic Red and Black Party won a majority of 67% and immediately proposed an impeachment of President Gabriel Borien. Mark watched, counting the minutes until the law was passed and wizzie_don was made the country's President.
At the moment of Gabriel’s impeachment, Mark watched in horror as region after region of his beloved country fell to the Indonesian Plague. His revenge seemed so far out of reach.
Mark decided to go into exile in the USA, Florida. He stayed there, trying to deal with his post traumatic stress the best way he knew how, but after some time, he found himself in a mess, dosed up on alcohol, marijuana and anti-depressants. It was not until the call came out for South Africans to move to Indonesia to help out in the PTO happening there, that Mark decided to pull himself together and get to work for his country.