A stout conservative, Brother Marchant was the Reverend of Burdette Cathedral and Lord Burdette's personal chaplain in the early 1900s PD. Julius Hanks considered him an ignorant, opinionated, intolerant and closed-minded bigot.
After he publicly insulted Honor Harrington, calling her a whore for her ill-fated affair with Paul Tankersley, he was attacked by an angry mob of Harrington Steaders. The Sacristy of the Church suspended him and stripped him of all his powers, but Lord Burdette reinstated him on his own authority.
Marchant actively conspired with Burdette and Samuel Mueller to sabotage the Grayson Sky Domes, Ltd. crystoplast dome built above Winston Mueller Middle School in Mueller Steading. After the plot was revealed by Edward Martin's confession, Lord Mueller had Marchant killed, making it appear as if he had been lynched by outraged citizens. (HH5)