House Marik (The Free Worlds League)

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House Marik
The Free Worlds League
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Development Jordan K. Weisman (Production Manager)
Tara Gallagher (Production Coordinator)
L. Ross Babcock III (Editor-In-Chief)
Donna Ippolito (Senior Editor)
Todd Huettel (Editor)
C. R. Green, Jonathan Marcus (Editorial Assistants)
Primary writing Adventure Architects (Richard K. Meyer, Walter H. Hunt)
C. R. Green
Pages 168
Cover Artwork Dana Knutson
Interior Artwork David R. Deitrick
Illustrations Jeff Laubenstein
Dana Knutson
Todd F. Marsh
Bryan Gibson
Jim Nelson
David Zenz
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1622
First published 1988
ISBN-10 1555600344
ISBN-13 978-1555600341
MSRP $15.00
Era Succession Wars era
Agency ComStar
Preceded by House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)
Followed by House Davion (The Federated Suns)


House Marik (The Free Worlds League) provides an overview of the history of the Marik family and of the Free Worlds League up to 3025.


When the Civil War of 3014 was over, Captain-General Janos Marik emerged triumphant.

But at what a cost...

Marik has lost his brother, his wife, and his confidence. The realm he rules, the Free Worlds League, weakened by over two centuries of warfare with the Lyran Commonwealth and the Capellan Confederation, is being torn apart by the diversity that was once its greatest strength.

Yet the winds of change blow throughout the Inner Sphere. Marik has entered into an alliance with the Draconis Combine and his former enemies the Capellans, an alliance that may tip the balance of power for centuries to come.

This ComStar report on House Marik and the Free Worlds League includes dozens of full-color illustrations depicting League personalities, daily life, and military regalia. Classified documents on League and various League factions' armed forces, military structure, and political intrigues are also provided. In addition, the large history chapter stretches from the initial unification of the Marik Commonwealth, the Principality of Regulus, and the Duchy of Oriente to form the League through House Marik's consolidation of power and its position today as leader of the now divided Free Worlds League.


  • Introduction
  • Sociopolitical Structure
    • Government Organization
    • The League in 3025
    • Provinces
    • Parliament
    • Political Goals
    • Government Departments
    • Interstellar Relations
    • Noble Titles
    • Provincial Governments
    • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Religion and Philosophy
    • Philosophies
    • Traditional Religions
    • Myths and Legends
    • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Culture and Arts
    • Technology
    • Education
    • Cultural Life
    • Crime and Punishment
    • SAFE
  • Socioeconomics
    • Historical Background
    • Currency and Inflation
    • Corporate Profiles
    • Other Major Industries
    • Trade with Other Successor States
    • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Personalities
  • A Brief Atlas
  • Map of the Free Worlds League
  • Marik Family Tree


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  • For several years, a downloadable version (sans pictures and page numbers) was made available on the official BattleTech website. It was taken down in 2011, with the launch of
  • The in-universe date of publication is un-stated, but based on one of the final pages of the historical section, it would be 3024 or later.