One of Notte’s currently living eight “first-born” children – that is, a vampire he made himself. He was made approximately 1740 AD.
Marshall is a sociopath. Name meaning: Night (Italian – he picked that one) Other names: Naktam; Night-child; Nox Aeterna; the Blood King; Lord of the Night Whispers; and of course, just Night. Notte by... More found him unusually complex in spite of murderous tendencies, and has made reforming him a personal project.
It should be noted that Marshall does not fit the criteria for Night Children, and his existence is one of the only times Notte has broken his own rules. A vampire, and Notte’s oldest surviving child (not his first, however). She's immensely powerful, and has earned the right to run her Night Child family completely outside of Notte's rules.... More insists that Marshall’s creation is proof that Notte has finally grown too old to lead his family properly.
Notte insists that Marshall is unique, and deserves the time and attention he’s given.
Time will tell who’s right.