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Geraldine Marik

Geraldine Marik
Born 2314
Died 2364
Affiliation House Marik
Rank Captain-General
Parents Philip Marik (father)
Siblings Mikhail Marik
Children Allan Marik

History (b 2314 — d. 2364) was the sixth Captain-General of the Free Worlds League.[1][2]


Geraldine's tenure as Minister of Defense was generally quiet and peaceful. She served two one-year terms as Captain-General in two decades, 2349 and 2356.[2]

Despite outwardly professing loyalty, the Sian-Mariks, descendants of Christopher Marik, plotted to assassinate Geraldine, the head of House Marik. So prevalent were these attacks that the Marik increased her personal security, including retaining the use of a food taster. In 2363, the taster, Hadji-Mohammed Kimbrough, apparently foiled a plot to assassinate Geraldine when he was poisoned with arsenic. In reality, Kimbrough had been suborned by the Sian-Mariks and used the plot to enter the confidence of House Marik. Indeed, Kimbrough was awarded the Marik Eagle of Honor by Geraldine.[3][4]

Geraldine was again appointed Captain-General by Parliament in 2364 amid tensions on the border with the Lyran Commonwealth.[2]

While celebrating Marik Day, a particularly ineffective Sian-Marik assassination attempt took place against Geraldine. The Marik retinue included Dorian Sian-Marik, who was present to deflect suspicion from himself, and Geraldine's son Allan. Saboteurs destroyed the supports of the grandstand, causing Geraldine to fall seven meters. Though she was unharmed, a gang known as Satan Slashers attacked the Mariks. Geraldine's bodyguards easily fought the attack off, though Allan sustained light injuries.[5]

Death and afterward[edit]

The real attack came two months later. Hadji-Mohammed Kimbrough returned to work as Geraldine's taster in 2364. He wasted no time, assassinating her three weeks later. The Sian-Marik agent sprinkled glass in the Marik's food and disappeared, never to be found.[3]

Though Geraldine's son Allan ostensibly succeeded her, Allan was imprisoned while his uncle Mikhail ruled, technically as regent.[4]

Titles and Positions[edit]

Preceded by
Philip Marik
Captain-General of the Free Worlds League
2349 (first term)
2356 (second term)
2364 (third term)

Succeeded by
Mikhail Marik


  1. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), Family Tree
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 83, "Captain-Generals in History"
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 13, "The Conspiracy Bears Fruit"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 14, "First Blood"
  5. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 13, "Attack on Geraldine Marik"