Marcus

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Marcus
Marcus neighbouring systems
Marcus neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -58.94 : -15.55[e]
Spectral class G1IV[1]
Planets 10[1]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Marcus
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
10 days[1]
Moons 4 (Bandi, Cele, Palila & Washi)[1]
Surface gravity 1.12[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 48°C[1]
Surface water 65%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Evagelos Gillis (Governor)[1]
Diego Corridan III (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Zotikos[1]
Population 1,078,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Marcus is a hostile world with an oppressive atmosphere. Settled in the early years of the Terran Hegemony to exploit the abundant radioactive materials, Marcus eventually hosted Orguss Industries. During the Amaris Civil War the Rim Worlds troops garrisoning the world forced the population to work triple shifts at the BattleMech plant and in the uranium mines. After five years of occupation nearly three million people of the planet's population was killed in mines and factories.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Succession Wars[edit]

The fall of the Star League found the Free Worlds League in possession of Marcus. Though the industrial complexes were valuable to the Free Worlds, they also made Marcus a tempting target for raids from the Commonwealth. After centuries of raids and damage, the planet's economy was in decline and Marcus' future looked bleak. This led to a short lived cult that encouraged suicide as a way of reaching "Culmination". The cult was short lived as its members eventually killed themselves.[1]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

Marcus was invaded in the Free Worlds League's first wave of Operation Guerrero by the 7th Free Worlds Legionnaires, the 5th Marik Militia, and the 12th Atrean Dragoons. The defending FedCom troops sacrificed a 'Mech regiment in order to escape.[20]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake incorporated Marcus into the Protectorate during the Jihad, but Marcus was liberated by allied coalition forces in July 3077 as a part of Operation SCOUR. During the assault by the Coalition troops, several million tons of foodstuffs ready for shipment were destroyed. This led to extreme economic effects as the shipment was critical to their economy.[21] The Word of Blake responded by dispatching a combination of hired mercenary and pirate forces to retake Marcus on the 11th of August; the coalition forces[18] including the 20th Marik Militia[22] had no choice but to retreat to the nearby world of Dieudonne.[18] Two teams of ComStar affiliated Blake's Wrath units destroyed the uranium mines to deny them to the Word of Blake. The pirates and mercenaries the Blakists had sent were not concerned with limiting collateral damage, and when word of the Coalition's conquest of Terra reached them, the natives (aided by ComStar) overthrew their mercenary overseers.[23]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Wylie's Coyotes[25]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Twelfth FedCom RCT[27]

3059[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Twelfth Atrean Dragoons[17]

3145[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Callison 3.69 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Wyatt 8.67 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zosma 10.28 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Dubhe 11.75 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Phecda 15.65 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wing 17.09 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Castor 18.08 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Bordon 18.47 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Milton 19.31 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dieudonne 19.46 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alchiba 19.60 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Devil's Rock 22.95 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alhena 23.76 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Connaught 25.47 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Pollux 27.64 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Remulac 27.95 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Oliver 28.70 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alioth 29.73 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Shiloh 31.35 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Cor Caroli 31.48 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Talitha 31.61 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Zavijava 31.67 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lipton 33.64 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Nathan 34.91 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Chertan 35.11 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Graham IV 36.11 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Acubens 36.11 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alula Australis 36.62 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Mizar 36.78 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Van Diemen IV 37.25 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Chara 37.29 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alphard 37.34 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Savannah 37.61 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Gacrux 38.18 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Miaplacidus 41.89 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Menkent 41.92 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thorin 42.89 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Irian 43.06 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Muphrid 44.45 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Summer 44.46 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zollikofen 46.42 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alcor 47.60 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kalidasa 47.81 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Denebola 48.43 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Zaniah 50.19 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Galatea 50.35 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Earth 50.56 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Hall 53.83 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Carver V 54.23 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Procyon 54.75 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Rochelle 55.29 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Wasat 55.69 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Syrma 55.81 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Hope 57.49 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Sirius 57.68 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Alkes 58.40 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Adhafera 58.95 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Vindemiatrix 59.39 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Rigil Kentarus 59.46 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Outreach 59.54 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 186, "Marcus World Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]]"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation After Age of War [2571]]"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 159, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad in Review"
  19. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  20. Shattered Sphere, p. 74, "Operation Guerrero, First Wave"
  21. Total Chaos, p. 164
  22. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 59-60, "Chaos Eternal: Blood And Fury"
  23. Total Chaos, p. 165
  24. 24.0 24.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141, "Deployment Table"
  26. 20 Year Update, p. 27, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  27. Objective Raids, p. 19, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  28. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 112, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  29. Field Manual: 3145, p. 145, "Republic Armed Forces - Republic Remnant"

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