Peter Marks has been a part of the Bungie community, both inside and out, for more than ten years. Myth players knew him as BNA Mordia. Halo PC players knew him as Lud. Bungie fans of Halo know Peter's work, Hang Em High and other popular levels. Unfortunately, Peter has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He is doing what he can to fight it, with doctors pulling every trick in the book to defeat it. With his physical being in the care of professionals, close friends and family have been giving him much love and support to give him a much needed lift in spirits. That brings us to this page. Kind words and well wishes can do nothing but help. As a member of the Bungie community and as people in general, your well wishes can go a long way to letting Peter know he is not alone, that there are others who do care. So if you remember Peter, enjoy playing his levels, or if you'd just like to let him know you're pulling for him... this is the place to add your comments.


Peter William Marks passed away on September 7th, 2009 at 11:35 p.m. He fought to the very end, and will be missed greatly.


Has it really been ten years?
Has it been so long already? In some ways it seems like a lifetime ago yet in others it seems just yesterday. I think of you every day, and more often than not it is with laughter instead of tears. The way you always made me laugh. The way you always knew the right thing to say to sooth me when I was upset, and oh the adventures we shared. These things will never be forgotten. And I love you for it still. You were the love of my life I just wish we had more time. The time we did share however was never wasted. I love you Peter. Until we meet again.

Your wife,

#4884 - Kristy L Marks - 09/07/2016 - 06:22
I would just like to say that I didn't know until now that Mr. Marks had passed away, which came as a shock to me.

I loved his work, it's influenced so many games that have come after it, and has influenced my work as a game designer also.

See you on the other side.
#4883 - Chris M. Ferguson - 02/09/2015 - 00:53
Thank you.
The amount of hours that I've spent on your work, Hang 'em High, is immeasurable. The quality of that map, the specific design of each part, and the all-around gameplay that it provides is unmatched. No one can ever repay you for that design alone, not to mention the other input and influence that you had at Bungie. That being said... thank you. Your name will never be forgotten, for you are a Halo legend and founding father.

Forever in your debt,

#4882 - Eric "Ghostayame" Hewitt - 10/24/2014 - 19:24
Rest In Piece Buddy
Wow it's hard to imagine this coming to an end, I want to thank you for all the hours of fun you've brought me all these years, me, myself and of course, Moagim! Ha. I will never forget the hours I've spent on this, I really wish you the best. RIP Bud!
#4881 - Klonopin - 07/11/2011 - 23:50
Whilst I never met Peter personally, myself and many others knew him from his involvement in computer games.

I still fondly remember the days of the Myth 2 community at Bungie, where Peter was a well respected leader within the community, executing his duties as an Admin in such an admirable and impartial manner that he served as a role model of what I wanted to become when I grew older.

To this day I have yet to find a gaming community as well administered as the one run by Peter.

Thank you Peter for everything you did for the Myth 2 community.

#4880 - Steven Heron - 07/11/2011 - 04:12
Belated Appreciation
Back around Halo's launch, I went to a Halo LAN party. I was thirteen, socially awkward, a dork, and rather sensitive to the sort of smack talk that dominated these sessions. I eventually retired from the game, feeling blue. Peter didn't know me and had no obligation to do anything, but he ended up talking to me a while and comforting me and helped me get back on my feet. It was an inspiring experience that I carried with me, that there were people so kind to strangers, and I always meant to catch up with him later in life and thank him. I never did, and I deeply regret it, but I just wanted to say that he brighted my existence as he did so many others. Rest in peace.
#4879 - Dylan - 12/29/2010 - 22:02
Thank You
I am Peter's sister. It's been just over a year since Peter passed away. Now as the holidays arrive I have become extremely sentimental about my brother. I miss him so much. It is so nice that so many people out there supported him through his battle with cancer. Thank you for being so thoughtful and for caring so much about a man that you never met.
#4878 - Jennifer Hart - 11/26/2010 - 21:05
From fans with love
Its always been my dream to work at Bungie as a level designer. You are truly my idol and inspiration for devoting my entire life to attend any collage and do whatever it takes to make my dream come true. Live well knowing that all of the halo and Bungie fans are proud of you and memorable creations. Love to your family and everyone who is comforting you in your time of need. When I get to Bungie I will always think of you as my inspiration.
#4877 - Wolfkill Shepard - 08/17/2010 - 17:38
that is my favorite map and also i sad for the loss but who knows he could be revied from the dead great wishes, Levi Kragt
#4876 - levi - 03/20/2010 - 12:23
Miss you map maker
R.I.P Halo map maker you did very good map maker in Halo I wish you could come back form the dead and keep making the best Halo maps ;)
#4875 - UnscrewedStevie - 02/02/2010 - 10:02
From the first time I played Halo PC, Hang 'Em High was my favorite map. You did good, thanks for the great memories of playing on that map, and Rest in Piece.
#4874 - Kristopher Lee - 01/20/2010 - 01:19
Thanks for the good times, Peter.

gl & hf in the great in the sky.
#4873 - Crazy Rooster - 12/30/2009 - 05:03
you will be missed
peter you will be very missed. hang em' high was one of the best maps ever made
#4872 - leaving cursed - 12/29/2009 - 02:30
RIP Mordia. You and Bungie had a large influence on me growing up. You will be missed.
#4871 - Clank - 12/16/2009 - 11:35
R.I.P. Mordia (peter)... you will be missed. my prayers go out to you st. joan and the rest of your family.

God Bless
Oxi PoOp
#4870 - Oxicet ~PoOp~ - 12/05/2009 - 17:39
Like others have said helped made Myth what it was.

#4869 - Jafar - 11/12/2009 - 08:40
You helped create a community I dearly enjoyed for many years. Thank You. May you rest in peace.

My best wishes for Mordia's family and friends.

#4868 - Garrick - 10/31/2009 - 00:14
I didn't know much of Peter other than seeing him in the myth chat a few times long ago, but thanks for watching over the Myth community back in the day.

My condolences go out to the family
#4867 - foxlinked - 10/26/2009 - 05:11
Peter, thank you for all the good games and the good times. Your commitment to the Bungie community specifically back during the Myth days was greatly appreciated by me and many others.

Rest in peace.

Kristy my prayers are with you and your family.
#4866 - Josh (PlanetGazer / Unsuper) - 10/14/2009 - 19:43
Peace be with you and on your family
You will be missed
#4865 - Spike - 10/01/2009 - 12:50
The best
I'm not very involved in the Bungie community anymore as I never played Halo and Myth's day passed long ago, but I remember Mordia very well. He was one of those people that made playing Myth in the late 90s such a fun experience. Mordia also made me a BNA at the end of TFL's lifespan, and I came to understand even better just how cool of a guy he was. People such as Peter made Bungie into the kind of company it is today, and I am greatly saddened to hear he passed away at such a young age.

-The "Real" Dark Angel (BNA DA)
#4864 - Dark Angel (BNA DA) - 09/30/2009 - 02:17
Peter/Mordia was the very finest myth had to offer
in terms of the high quality of people that one could meet while lovingly spending time playing in the myth community.

I will miss him greatly.

i remember when times were slow on b net i would bug Mordia to join my host and his coolness or m2sbr would get tons of players in my host evrey time!
And im talking instantly!

Joan, there are reasons people keep playing myth forever and for me memories of great people like peter are one of them.

#4863 - Renwood - 09/24/2009 - 14:02
Rest in peace, I hope you can weather through everything Joan, I know we haven't talked in a while but I'm still on AIM if you need anything.
#4862 - General Pepper - 09/24/2009 - 00:05
A very sad day for the Bungie community
When I first heard this news I did not believe it was real.
It has taken me this long to write something in Peters honour.
Peter Marks was a hardworking fellow and when he first joined the Admin community in 1998 ,we were happy to have someone who could be impartial and fair and take up the mantle of being an Admin as it was unpaid and long voluntary hours
We did not always see eye to eye and things of consequence ran askew a lot from their start , but in the end what was past was past regardless of an outcome that was balanced to all parties.
But such are any friendships , no road is ever perfect and that is why our friends are there to make the journey a little smoother.

While working with him there was so much good and fun to be had,he had a unique way of doing his job and a great many people admired the way he handled things.
He was a skilled opponent and had a lot of fun in the community.
He worked with a great many of very talented people, Chris B, Paul C , Tyson G , Stefan ,Jason J,Alex S, Mark B, Matt, Matt H, the list goes on.
His work on the Myth 2 project and the Halo Series, and his ability to make things fun are and always will be appreciated by the community for all time to come, no matter if people are new or old to it.
Peter, I thankyou for you time and efforts that went into this great community that began so long ago now, and for having someone so special in your life that Kristy was.
She is as amazing a person as you are.
Your many adventures in life were just so much that few ever get to have.
Your communications of China , Seattle etc made a lot of us smile.
You are indeed blessed and loved by so many and you touched the lives of many that never knew you as we did .

I like many other sent messages of prayer a year or so ago and I hope that brought some times for you in a dark time.
To Kristy and Peter's family , my sincere condolences and I know he is still with you each day in some unspoken word or unexplained sensory perception.
Rest now in peace and in love that you deserve and thankyou for being part of our lives these many years.

Sic transit hominae gloria mundi Pieter est nomen eius, dona nobis patris.
My condolences to the family too. May he be in the arms of peace forever and never know sadness, pain or hate. Only love and blue skies.
#4860 - DragonD51 - 09/19/2009 - 01:32
My condolences to the family, RIP
#4859 - UltraDangerLord - 09/18/2009 - 22:37
R.I.P. Mordia
My condolences to the family, I never knew Peter like some but I respected him none the less.
#4858 - Dæmon - 09/16/2009 - 16:48
Peter's Obituary was printed today in the Salem News, and can be viewed here.

Sleep well my dove.

Kristy Marks
AKA StJoan (MythII), Saintlyjean, Jeandearc (WoW)
#4857 - Kristy Marks - 09/16/2009 - 13:16
Rest in peace
he was a legend to bungie and to the bungie community may he's soul rest in peace i really want to support the bungie community and peter marks family.
he made my favourite map Hang EM High
and he still will be my hero =]
#4856 - crazy raptor187 - 09/16/2009 - 00:16
Thanks Peter ...
10 ans de collaboration avec bungie,
Un travail qui ne fut pas de tout répis,
Toutes ces années de travail acharnés,
sans voir le fil des journées passées,
Satisfaire les joueurs était ton bonheur,
Bungie fût une source de chaleur,
Une maladie a suffit pour tout térrassé,
Maintenant vole, de ton plein gré ...

Thanks ...
#4855 - N1ghTy Tr0LL - 09/15/2009 - 14:02
Very sorry to hear this sad news.

Thanks for adding joy, fun and excitement to so many people's lives.

You will not be forgotten.
#4854 - Baak - 09/15/2009 - 11:39
Sincere Regards
R.I.P. Peter,
Thanks for all your great work and making the world a better place.
You will not be forgotten.

#4853 - Alex - 09/15/2009 - 07:10
First Brian and now Peter. That's two we've lost to cancer now...

Hope the family pulls through.

You were great to work with on Myth, you'll be remembered by many.

See you in the server in the sky...

#4852 - Immortal (Tony) - 09/15/2009 - 00:19
from Peter's mom
Peter was a wonderful son and a devoted husband and brother. Cancer stinks. Please consider donating to research that will cure this awful disease. Following is the research foundation of the oncologist who helped Peter fight so long and so bravely: Massachusetts General Hospital Melanoma Research Fund
c/o Massachusetts General Hospital
Development Office
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
Peter, we will miss you & love you forever.
#4851 - Theresa - 09/14/2009 - 19:22
R.I.P. buddy we'll miss you.
#4850 - drew - 09/13/2009 - 16:59
R.I.P Peter Marks.

Kevonfor, a french fan.
#4849 - Kevonfor - 09/12/2009 - 17:57
My sincerest and deepest condolences to the family and friends
#4848 - JS Turcotte - 09/12/2009 - 07:41
My sincerest condolences to Peter's family - hang in there Joan.
#4847 - MadDog_rma - 09/12/2009 - 02:19
He belongs to History now.
Peter Marks, now passed, has been an inspiration over the years, but now, he boelongs to History.
#4846 - Trancient Ghost - 09/11/2009 - 16:38
Cancer Gets The Best Ones
Recently losing my father to brain cancer...I feel for the family, friends, and people he has inspired and touched in his life. God bless his wife and family/close friends of them...its a blessing to know he is in a much better place now, but we will miss him until we are rejoined. Take care and I give nothing but my heart out to the family.

#4845 - mr mike - 09/11/2009 - 14:18
we respect you
RIP from France, we love you peter, your name has been saved in the story of halo...
#4844 - Oshot95 - 09/11/2009 - 12:55
With Love
Peter my love, I shall love you forever and you will ever live in my heart.

Your Loving Wife
#4843 - Kristy Marks - 09/11/2009 - 12:30
Repose En Paix
Tu a été un grand homme pour ta famille, pour l'équipe de Bungie et pour les millions de joueurs de Halo. Tu va nous manquer a tous et j'espère que ton nom sera gravée dans les légendes de Halo.

R.I.P from France/ Bretagne/ Rennes
#4842 - Luvik - 09/11/2009 - 12:17
Good job with all the things you did for bungie,RIP and we will miss you
#4841 - Carbon847 - 09/11/2009 - 10:26
r.i.p man... Although I haven't played Myth, Hang Em' High was my favorite. I hope you had as good a time as we did with Halo 3. I hope you have a good time in Halo Heaven, where the fragging's fine and the Killionaires are a'plenty.
#4840 - ReplayTy - 09/10/2009 - 23:16
Peter you will be missed I cannot say this enough. I am glad we got back in touch before you passed. Just wish we could have met up again before you passed on. My condolences to his entire family.
#4839 - Patrick Quinn - 09/10/2009 - 23:13
R.I.P. from France. You've done a nice job. Hope Halo players will remember you.
#4838 - DarkhunterHalo - 09/10/2009 - 15:54
:'( The 07 wasn't a good number?
R.I.P From France for what you 've done and having being part of my life with the Halo game

Thank you, a new star has joined the sky...
#4837 - Thiboss - 09/10/2009 - 15:27
Goodbye ...
Thanks for all Peter . Rest in peace .
Love Bungie , From France ...
#4836 - Esp - 09/10/2009 - 14:42
RIP to one great myther
#4835 - zagon - 09/10/2009 - 13:20
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