Duchy of Graham-Marik

Duchy of Graham-Marik
State Profile
Founding Year 2406[1]
Dissolution year: ca. 3082[2][3]
Controlled system(s): 3 (as of 3079)
Government
Military

The Duchy of Graham-Marik was a member state of the Free Worlds League from the early 25th century until the Free Worlds League's dissolution in 3079.

History[edit]

Ruled by the Graham-Mariks, a cadet line of House Marik, the Duchy was created from Marik Commonwealth worlds in the aftermath of the First Andurien War as a reward for the Graham-Marik's faithful service to their relations. Duchy representatives first appeared in the League Parliament in 2408.[1]

Throughout the League's tumultuous history the Duchy of Graham-Marik consistently supported the Captain-General. During the first Marik Civil War the Duchy backed Elise Marik, while in the second it provided critical aid to Captain-General Janos Marik against his rebel brother with the Duchy's JumpShip fleet.[1] [4]

After the Word of Blake Jihad left the Free Worlds League fragmented, the Duchy briefly functioned as an independent state. Its member-world Paradise was suspected by Regulan forces to be harboring the Master and was razed with nuclear weapons in February 3080.[5] [6]

The two remaining worlds of the Duchy - Escobas and Loyalty - joined the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth either in 3082 when that nation was formed or at some point after.[2] [3]

Politics[edit]

The Duchy's government was classed as a feudal autocracy with House Graham-Marik ruling the province with the general consent of its population.[7]

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 65, "Duchy of Graham-Marik"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 234 - Duchy stated to have joined the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth when that nation was formed in 3082 but is still independent on October 3085 map.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. vi, "Inner Sphere - October 3085" (Map) - Duchy depicted as still being independent.
  4. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 21, "Provincial Loyalties"
  5. Field Manual: 3085, p. 15
  6. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 61
  7. Handbook House Marik, p. 88, "Feudal Autocracy"

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