Macedonia is a geographical and historical region of the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe.
During the reign of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian Empire was backed by proto-Templars, who entrusted Alexander with a Staff of Eden, which allowed him to become successful and undefeated. In addition to the Staff, which reinforced his rule, Alexander wielded the Trident of Eden in battle.
Following Alexander's death in 323 BCE, the Trident was split into three Prongs. Two of the prongs were taken by Alexander's generals, Seleucus and Ptolemy, while the final one was sent to Macedonia.
In 42 BCE, armies under the command of Marcus Antonius and Octavian clashed with those of the Hidden Ones Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi, and Cassius was killed in the ensuing battle. Faced with inevitable defeat, Brutus fled and committed suicide shortly thereafter.
Following Brutus' death, his fellow Hidden Ones gathered in Philippi and tried to use a Shroud of Eden to bring him back to life. However, the Shroud was not capable of such restoration, and though Brutus opened his eyes and moved, he did not appear to breathe, and eventually fell still in a seeming second death.