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|Died||5 June 3138|
Anson Marik (Born ? - Died 5 June 3138) 32nd Century leader of the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth who was a direct bloodline heir to the throne of House Marik and the Free Worlds League. He is descended from Captain-General Corinne Marik, the last leader of the united League before its collapse during the Jihad.
Anson Marik was a large man, who was full of anger and used verbal abuse to clear his head to think. Using his verbal abuse to work out his frustrations and using "victims" his verbal attacks as sounding boards for ideas. He used this most of the time to satisfy his need to vent his frustrations.
He is fiery personality was well known and dreaded. He, like other nobility of the shattered Free Worlds League were in competition with each other member states for dominance in realm former League space and to reform the League. Among highest persons anguish against was Jessica Marik, Captain-General of the Oriente Protectorate. As she begun to expand her realm after the fall of the Republic, he been forced to ally himself with rival Lester Cameron-Jones. With the Captain-General of the Regulan Fiefs, they attempted to combine their efforts to stop her ambitions to reform the league in her name.
His greatest achievement had been the reformation of the vaulted Silver Hawk Irregulars regiment. Achievement of its formation, became indirectly his legecy. It was through his efforts that enabled the unit to outlive him after fall of his Commonwealth to Lyran Commonwealth invasion.
Anson attended the funeral of Victor Steiner-Davion in May of 3135. There he encountered his rivals from the League and fell to bickering endlessly with them. He and Lester met Jessica's daughter Nikol Marik at a grand ball, attempting to gauge an possible heir to Jessica's throne.
Marik began to form his overall strategy to shoring up his realm's defenses against coming Lyran invasion after hearing reports from his undercover SAFE agent ,"SnowLilly", placed in Lyran royal courts. Among other things he was doing to prepare his realm was in secret began to assemble a new Regiment of fighters to aid him in coming fight with the Lyrans. Revealing this to his leading commanding officer and confidant General Daniella Briggs. He also, secretly moves his capital from Marik to Atreus in preparation of the invasion. He left General Briggs in charge of the defense of Marik, using the world as a trap for the future Lyran invasion.
However, his old capital world of Marik is invaded in October by Clan Spirit Cats. Marik-Stewart reinforcements Anson had sent delayed by Oriente Protectorate aerospace forces. The bitter nine month conflict for Marik ends with victory in June, 3137 for Clan Spirit Cats, Clan Sea Foxes and their "allies", the Oriente Protectorate. His leading military commander, General Daniella Briggs is killed in the fighting. His closest advisor, Cole Daggert chief tactical advisor to Anson, repeatively tried to resign from his position due to mounting failed defense of the Commonwealth prior to the Lyran invasion. Anson, has refuses every time allow him to resign, without explanation.
In early May of 3137, Anson formally announced the reformation of the Silver Hawk Irregulars to the public. An expensive projected which he plan used the Hawks as means to implement an "Idea" in minds of the people to help them resist against enemy occupation. At Anson instructions, the Hawks began to training of planetary civilians and militia forces in guerrilla tactics. In June, Lyran invasion hits the Commonwealth and as planned the Silver Hawk Irregulars forces seeded among various worlds the militaries to reinforce them when was time.
In early 3138, he successfully bargained with Clan Sea Fox for allow Stewart to become part of Commonwealth. He and various members of Commonwealth's parliament travelled to Stewart making it the Commonwealth's new capital world. Anson grew more frustrated with the citizens on Stewart's anti-war protests that they had directly at solely at him. At one point as he arrived limo motorcade, they ran into angry rally of protesters. Anson's security team were forced chase Anson as he ran to the crowd. They were forced to tazer him and pull him back into his limo to keep him from confronting dangerous protesters. He lated has televised conference with people of the Commonwealth in parliamentary hall of Stewart. Anson tries rally his people to fight the Lyrans. As Lyran forces attempting to take their worlds from him. However, he meet with angry protests from his powerless prime ministers in audience. They are so loud Marik could not make what they were saying. Chief Tactical Adviser Cole Daggert has the Silver Hawk units move to Helm as plan to distract Lyran forces from attacking capital, a plan with Anson approval.
By May, as Lyran and now Clan Wolf forces began to storm Helm's capital city of Helmdown. The Silver Hawks, fighting off early attempt at the city through elbrate trap. The Hawks after the surprise attack stalling the sacking of the city, are recalled to assemble on Stewart. Leaving only few light companies behind to fight to the death against the invaders. Key commanding officer is killed, leaving the Hawks in disarray. This led to some of the Silver Hawks forces attempting to surrender, but they are shortly after slaughtered by Clanners. Anson, get the words of their deaths 50 to 100 personnel (military and support people) which is lated labeled it Helm massacre. This event shocks Anson, he becomes inertly quiet and ignores almost everyone. Daggert tries to stir him into action to rally his troops and people. Only until Dagget mentions world of Ariel has asked protection from "Captain-General" Jessica Marik, does he stir and gives fiery response. However unlike before, his tone of his response is almost sounds like its out of grief. Daggert finally understands Anson, when Anson says that he needs Daggert (whom often tries to resign his position) he is only one whom he can trust give him straight truth. Reanimated Anson inspires Daggert to come up with unlikely solution their problem to give him a form Victory. Anson and Daggert set about creating an elaborate trap on Stewart so Anson could achieve his "victory". Daggert begins to try conceive secret plan to preserve means to save all Marik people from their Lyran oppressors and give them new form of hope for the future.
June 5th, Lyran-Wolf "coalition" force arrives and invades Stewart. Anson orders only few companies of the Silver Hawks should remain in the capital city of New Edinburgh. The city being surrounded by mines and militia forces dug in. Anson & Cole Daggert plan lures enemy into thinking Anson is trying to escape to a nearby temporary DropShip port, while in reality Silver Hawks have been secretly sent out to city of MacDonald's DropShip port and ordered escape to New Hope. Cole's plan lures the enemy into the city, trying to attack the motorcade of limos moving towards the temporary DropShip port. Leading elements of invasion force attempt to capture the motorcade while battling Silver Hawk defenders. Duke Vedet, command lance corners the motorcade to only victim of powerful explosion nearly killing the Duke. Anson yells for Cole to leave with remaining Silver Hawks.
Death and Legacy
Making a final stand in New Edinburgh palace, Anson Marik and some selected guards fought to the death to defend the building. Anson, choosing as part of the plan remain to behind and die fighting to preserve the Silver Hawks. His death satisfy invasion force and would give less need for the Lyran forces to try to hunt the fleeing Silver Hawks down and continue the war against other Marik-Stewart worlds. His last moments were covered up by Lyran government officials so to try to cow the captured population into not resisting them, as they had on other worlds. Anson's death was one of the key points of Operation Hammerfall. Perceived as the end of his Commonwealth, and by the lyrans as a major victory, and the end of the supposed "threat" of the old Free Worlds League remnants, in reality supposed the removal of the last obstacle to the League's reunification. Probably aided too by the unprovoked attack of the lyrans, seen the different states reunified in a reborn Free Worlds League, under Jessica Marik's rule. The remnants of the Commonwealth were absorbed by the League.
Ranks and Titles
|Captain-General of the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth
| Succeeded by|
|Duke of Atreus and Marik
| Succeeded by|
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