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The Impostor Marc Hoister
Jump-cut to Marc Hoister's impossibly-ugly, aged-but-eternal visage: a face like a dark plum halfway along in becoming a prune. Black-on-black-on-black: broad nose, puny eyes sunken in shadow, lips of leather burnt by a thousand years of equatorial sun. The last traces of ebon hair, dark as Damien's own, cling to the edges of his scalp. His robes are severe, trimmed with jet on sable. Against the granite walls and the spotlighted Amerinds, Marc Hoister is not so much a presence as a void, a dark nothingness in the night.
Publicly, Marc Hoister is a respected Cultural Minister and powerful member of the clandestine organization known as the Nexus. Privately. however, he is a master manipulator and identity thief. The man, whose real name remains unknown, appeared on the scene in the mid-2010's CE. A brilliant hacker and charismatic preacher, he gained more power until, in 2025 CE, he killed and replaced the real Marc Hoister, taking over Marc's identity. He then used his new identity to mastermind a plot which threatened world peace and, ultimately, all of Humankind.