Captain-General of the Free Worlds League

The rank of Captain-General is held by the head of state of the Free Worlds League and commander-in-chief of the Free Worlds League Military.

History[edit]

Since 2271, the holder of the rank is usually granted title of Duke of Atreus.[1]

Before the formation of the Star League in 2571, the Captain-Generalcy was a purely military post. An individual would be appointed to this position 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 thereby requiring some degree of permanence.

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 that slowly, but surely, accumulated increasing powers and responsibilities.

The power of the Captain-General has waxed and waned since the onset of the Succession Wars. 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.[2]

List of Captains-General of the Free Worlds League[edit]

Name Reign
Temporary Captains-General (2294–2573)
Juliano Marik 2294, 2297, 23142318[3]
Danak Selaj 23062307[3]
Christopher Marik II 2319[3]
Terrence Marik II 23262327, 2330[3]
Philip Marik 2336, 2341[4]
Geraldine Marik 2349, 2356, 2364[4]
Mikhail Marik 23642367[4]
Allan Marik 2377, 2384, 23912392[4]
Peter Marik 23922393, 23962414, 2416[4]
Joseph Stewart 2420[5]
Terrence Marik III 2427, 2432[5]
Peter Marik II 2441, 2446, 24482449[5]
Geralk Marik 2452, 24552459[5]
Simone Marik 24592475[5]
Carlos Marik 24752477[6]
Brion Marik 2477, 24812482, 2493, 24962498, 25022506, 25082511[6]
Albert Marik 2511, 2512, 25162519, 25282531, 2544, 25512552, 25712573[6]
Permanent Captains-General (2573–3078)[3]
Marion Marik 2573 – 2598[6]
Brion Marik II 2598 – 2614[7]
Rhean Marik 2614 – 2616[7]
Tomas Marik 2616 – 2618[7]
David Marik 2618 – 2621[7]
Tomas Marik 2621 – 2635[7]
Ward Marik 2635 – 2655[8]
Kernath Marik 2655 – 2671[8]
Liam Marik 2671 – 2673[8]
Terrence Marik IV 26742678[8]
Gerald Marik I 2678 – 2703[9]
Elise Marik 2703 – 2731[9]
Boris Marik 2731 – 2734[9]
Elise Marik 2734 – 2740[9]
Bertram Marik 2740 – 2746[10]
Ewan Marik 2746 – 2763[10]
Kenyon Marik 2763 – 2804[10]
Thaddeus Marik 2804 – 2821[10]
Charles Marik 2821 – 2854[11]
Gerald Marik II 2854 – 2861[11]
Philippa Marik 2861 – 2873[11]
Marie Marik 2873 – 2880[11]
James Marik 2880 – 2882[11]
Elisabeth Marik 2882 – 2917[12]
Samuel Marik 2917 – 2944[12]
Paul Marik 2944 – 2947[12]
Iris Marik 2947[12]
Brock Marik 2947 – 2948[12]
Thaddeus Marik II 2948 – 2963[13]
Stephan Marik 2963 – 2991[13]
Janos Marik 2991 – 3035[13]
Duncan Marik 3035 – 3036[13]
Thomas Marik 3036 – 3069[14][15][16][17]
Corinne Marik 3069 – 3078[15][16][17][18]
Captains-General of the Re-formed Free Worlds League (3139–current)
Jessica Marik 31393148[19][20][21][22]
Nikol Marik 3148[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 72
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 78: "The Captain-General"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 82: "Captains-General in History"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 83: "Captains-General in History"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 84: "Captains-General in History"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 85: "Captains-General in History"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 86: "Captains-General in History"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 87: "Captains-General in History"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 88: "Captains-General in History"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 89: "Captains-General in History"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 90: "Captains-General in History"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 91: "Captains-General in History"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 92: "Captains-General in History"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 93: "Captains-General in History"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 73: "New Marik Captain-General Installed"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Blake Ascending, p. 233: "New Marik Captain-General Installed"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 19: "Timeline of the Jihad"
  18. Dark Age: Touring the Stars (3130): Volume XXXV: Epitaph for a Realm
  19. Era Report: 3145, p. 25: "Hammerfall and Homecoming"
  20. Era Report: 3145, p. 53: "Free Worlds League"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Shattered Fortress, p. 52: "For the Duration of the Crisis"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Shattered Fortress, p. 100: "Timeline of Events: 3146-3150"

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