Detlev Marik

Detlev Marik (b. 2205 — d. 2286)[1] was the ruler of the Marik Commonwealth responsible for creating the Free Worlds League, along with Tomas Allison and Raju Selaj. He was the son of Charles Marik.

Biography[edit]

Following the creation of the Marik Republic in 2241, Charles Marik wanted to expand the four-world coalition, but he could not convince any nearby settlements to join. Charles began a campaign of conquest in 2245 that was aided and continued by his sons Alonzo and Detlev.[2][3]

Leader[edit]

Detlev succeeded his father as ruler of the Marik Commonwealth upon Charles's death in 2251. By 2271, the Commonwealth had increased to encompass twenty settled star systems.[2][4]

Free Worlds League[edit]

In 2266, Detlev was contacted by Sir George Humphreys at the behest of Tomas Allison, the head-of-state of the Federation of Oriente. Allison proposed a permanent alliance between their nations and the Regulan Principality. Detlev balked initially, though he liked the idea, fearing that it could not happen. Humphreys continued negotiating, however, until he persevered in 2269. During a meeting, Humphreys mentioned to Detlev that Raju Selaj collected miniature items: books, dolls, figurines, paintings, and the like. Detlev collected historic awards and trophies, and found himself intrigued by Selaj's collection. Detlev gave Humphreys a message to pass to Selaj and the pair began a correspondence that lasted for years.[5][6]

The other leaders met Detlev on Marik in 2271. There, they signed the Treaty of Marik, which established the Free Worlds League. Detlev continued as the Minister of Defense for the fledgling nation.[7][8]

Marriage and children[edit]

Detlev had two children, Terrence and Carolyn.[1]

Titles and Positions[edit]

Preceded by
Charles Marik
Duke of the Marik Commonwealth
2251-22??



Succeeded by
Terrence Marik I

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), Family Tree
  2. 2.0 2.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 9, "Marik Origins"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 12
  4. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13
  5. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 11, "The Turning Point"
  6. Handbook: House Marik, p. 12, "The Hoarder Kings"
  7. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 10, "The Rule of 75"
  8. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13

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