She loves her late father very dearly, believing him to be the finest leader the League had ever known. She is very dedicated to the dream of reuniting the Free Worlds League. She uses her own family tasks to strengthen her efforts shore up her claim to the throne.
 Character History
At six years old, she and her mother survived an assassination attempt & escaped the Marik Palace on Atreus when Paul Marik launched his coup in 3070. The coup claimed the lives of her older brothers Janos and Christopher. 
The engagement between Jessica and Philip Hughes was announced from Oriente on the 15th of July 3081. At the time, Jessica was a seventeen year old student at Oriente University and Philip was a cadet scion of the IrTech family. Jessica and Philip had met at a university fundraiser held in Amur the spring of 3080 to support victims of the Word of Blake. While there was much media speculation at the time that the two had begun a relationship, it wouldn't be confirmed to the media until October 3080. There was much speculation at the time in both celebrity and political circles that the engagement was a matter of political expediency to create close ties between the industrial base on Irian and Oriente in the wake of Irian joining the Republic of the Sphere. Despite these rumours, Duke Halas was quick to comment on the marriage as a parent:
|“||While as Duchess and Duke we recognize the tremendous diplomatic and dynastic import of this union, Sherryl and I would like to say that we are far more proud of our daughter and her husband-to-be simply as parents who wish their children all the happiness in the world.||”|
|— Duke Thomas Halas, 15th January 3081|
After the HPG network collapsed, she started her forces to seize worlds from the Republic of the Sphere's Prefecture VI. Having sent her elite Eagle’s Talons battalion to Wyatt and try seize it with its newly functional HPG Station.
In 3134, she received an invitation to attended the funeral of Victor Steiner-Davion. She dispatched her children on missions to strengthen the Oriente, while secretly setting into motion Operation Stormdrain to strengthen Oriente efforts for the reunification of the League.
Jessica and her daughter Nikol traveled to Terra. During the course of events, she arranged for her daughter to meet rivals Lester & Anson to witness their hatred for her. Then met with Chancellor Daoshen Liao to broker an agreement for the further invasion of Republic Prefectures V & VI.
By 3137, her operations have been successful, but two of her children are attacked and one killed. After receiving verbal conditions from Duke Fontaine Marik, she needs Marik blood to cement her claim for the League and his support. She decided, that she will marry a Marik, and let her husband ask Thaddeus Marik to marry her.
In January 3138, she sends the Eagle Talon's to destroy a Mech assembly plant on Kwamashu. Learning a month later that her 'Talons were destroyed, with an incident that caused the planet to be poisoned by the explosion of the Mech plant thus triggering a war between the Orientes and Auderian.
In August, she marries Thaddeus Marik.
On July 3rd, she was installed as Captain-General of the newly-reborn Free Worlds League.
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 53 "History - The Coming of the Clans and the Eagle's Rise"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 61, "The Jihad in Review"
- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p.?? - short story "The Shrouded Blade"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 26, "Halas Heir Engaged To Irian Scion"