Markie Murko has a reputation around The Drag as being odd; odd enough to be counted as unusual by Barrens standards. As long as anyone in The Cul de Sac can remember he has been creeping around the fringes of the community. And that has suited him fine, as he is a Rat Shaman. He keeps mostly to himself, occasionally emerging from the Abandoned GMC Facility to glare at tourists and mutter to himself. He never accepts anything from tourists, and in fact is just as likely as not to fly into a furor then scurry off when approached by them. He sometimes barters with members of the tent community gathered in the shadow of the GMC building, but all who have had dealings with him say that he has a fervent demeanor and eerie quality that make them uncomfortable. While most are sure he is harmlessly eccentric, others believe they have seen him following girls around The Drag, or venturing to and from The Graveyard at night.
Sure enough, when Glamocles approaches him in the market to see if he can help him commune with Dmitri’s spirit, Murko agrees on the condition that they meet in The Graveyard at midnight to gather reagents together reagents.