Captain-General

The Captain-General is the head-of-state of the Free Worlds League and commander-in-chief of the Free Worlds League Military. The office has been firmly held by House Marik.

History[edit]

Before the formation of the Star League in 2571, the Captain-Generalcy was a purely military post, appointed by the Free Worlds parliament in times of crisis to prosecute war or mobilize a defense. With the formation of the Star League, the office began to include diplomatic responsibilities.

Due to the Succession Wars, the office underwent major changes. With the onset of the First Succession War the office de facto became a permanent office with the passing of Resolution 288, which enabled the Captain-General to stay in power "for the duration of the emergency".

Lacking a precise definition of "the emergency", it became a hereditary office and slowly but surely accumulated increasing powers and responsibilities. In fact, the power of the Captain-General has waxed and waned since the onset of the Succession Wars.

Still when compared with the other Successor States the Free Worlds League has a rather decentralized and relatively weak government. Much to the frustration of many Captains-General there are certain limits to their authority and powers.

The Home Defense Act in particular made them unable to command the provincial military units without the approval of the provincial leaders and the support of the parliament. The Addendum to the Incorporation, passed by Thomas Marik, eventually solved this particular problem.[1]

Owner[edit]

Name Reign Tenure (Years) Descent
Non-Succedent Captain-General of the Free Worlds League 2294 - 2573
Juliano Marik[2] 2294, 2297, 2314 - 2318 6
Danak Selaj[2] 2306 - 2307 1
Christopher Marik[2] 2319 1
Terrence Marik[2] 2326 - 2327, 2330 3 Uncle of Christopher Marik
Philip Marik[3] 2336, 2341 2 Son of Terrence Marik
Geraldine Marik[3] 2349, 2356, 2364 3 Daughter of Philip Marik
Mikhail Marik[3] 2364 - 2367 3 Brother of Geraldine
Allan Marik[3] 2377, 2384, 2391 - 2392 4 Son of Geraldine
Peter Marik[3] 2392 - 2393, 2396 - 2414, 2416 22 Son of Allan
Joseph Stewart[4] 2420 1 Nephew of Peter
Terrence Marik [4] 2427, 2432 2
Peter Marik[4] 2441, 2446, 2448 - 2449 4 Brother of Terrence
Geralk Marik[4] 2452, 2455 - 2459 5 Grandson of Peter II
Simone Marik[4] 2459 - 2475 16 Daughter of Geralk
Carlos Marik[5] 2475 - 2477 3 Brother of Simone
Brion Marik[5] 2477, 2481 - 2482, 2493, 2496 - 2498, 2502 - 2506, 2508 - 2511 16 Brother of Carlos
Albert "the Great" Marik[5] 2511, 2512, 2516 - 2519, 2528 - 2531, 2544, 2551 - 2552, 2571 - 2573 16
Succedent Captain-General of the Free Worlds League 2573 - ???
Marion[5] 2573 - 2598 25 Daughter of Albert
Brion II[6] 2598 - 2614 16 Son of Marion
Rhean[6] 2614 - 2616 3 Daughter of Brion II
Tomas[6] 2616 - 2618 3 Nephew of Rhean
David[6] 2618 - 2621 4 Uncle of Tomas
Tomas (2nd term)[6] 2621 - 2635 15
Ward[7] 2635 - 2655 20 Uncle of Tomas
Kernath[7] 2655 - 2671 17 Son of Ward
Liam[7] 2671 - 2673 3 Brother of Kernath
Terrence Marik[7] 2674 - 2678 3 Son of Kernath
Gerald "the Avenger"[8] 2678 - 2703 26
Elise[8] 2703 - 2731 29 Daughter of Gerald
Boris[8] 2731 - 2734 4 Nephew of Elise
Elise (2nd term, figurehead only)[8] 2734 - 2740 7
Bertram[9] 2740 - 2746 7 Son of Elise
Ewan[9] 2746 - 2763 18 Son of Bertram
Kenyon[9] 2763 - 2804 42 Son of Ewan
Thaddeus[9] 2804 - 2821 18
Charles Marik[10] 2821 - 2854 34 Son of Thaddeus
Gerald II[10] 2854 - 2861 8 Son of Charles
Philippa[10] 2861 - 2873 13 Daughter of Gerald II
Marie[10] 2873 - 2880 8
James[10] 2880 - 2882 3 Son of Marie
Elisabeth[11] 2882 - 2917 36
Samuel[11] 2917 - 2944 28 Nephew of Elisabeth
Paul[11] 2944 - 2947 4
Iris[11] 2947 <1
Brock[11] 2947 - 2948 1.5 Son of Iris
Thaddeus[12] 2948 - 2963 16
Stephan[12] 2963 - 2991 29 Son of Thaddeus II
Janos[12] 2991 - 3035 44 Son of Stephan
Duncan[12] 3035 - 3036 1.5 Nephew of Janos
Thomas (a.k.a. Thomas Halas) 3036 - 3069 33.5 impostor, false son of Janos
Corinne 3069 - ???  ? Niece of the real Thomas Marik
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Captain-General of the Reformed Free Worlds League 3139 - ???
Jessica 3139 - ???  ? Daughter of Thomas Halas

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 78, "The Captain-General"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 82, "Captains-Generals in History "
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 83, "Captains-Generals in History "
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 84, "Captains-Generals in History "
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 85, "Captains-Generals in History "
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 86, "Captains-Generals in History "
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 87, "Captains-Generals in History "
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 88, "Captains-Generals in History "
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 89, "Captains-Generals in History "
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 90, "Captains-Generals in History "
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 91, "Captains-Generals in History "
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 92, "Captains-Generals in History "

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