Echoes aid in the War (actually it wasn't really a war...it was pretty much annihilation) with the rebellion was immeasurably. He provided great assistance as an apprentice more so than some of our full fledged Sith. So his promotion to Sith Marauder is not terribly surprising. Welcome into the fold Echoes. For those wondering if I am taking on a new apprentice it will not be for awhile.