Personally I have been marked for a very long time. Jarok, Wil, Drakath, Zakath, Tukar, Koyen, Toranaga, Babidi and Threap have all taken more lives than I can count.
I live under the threat of stripping every time I lose dp.
That is the courage required to live as a Mercinaen citizen.
ps. Eumaius was not part of the group involved in the raid I was involved in.
Written by my hand on the 30th of Ilmarael, in the year 1052.