The Usurper’s troops, seeking to augment their nuclear and BattleMech arsenals, forced much of the population to work on expanding the uranium mines throughout Wahryn, its southern continent, and enforced a tripled production rate at the BattleMech plant. This was sustained for over five years of occupation, and by the time of the liberation over three million natives of Marcus had died in the mines and factory plants.
The fall of the Star League left the world with little hope of recovery until the Free Worlds League claimed it, but as an industrial border world, Marcus became the target for raids and invasions launched by the nearby House Steiner. The Orguss plants and many of the supporting industries were left devastated by centuries of raids and invasion attempts, devastating the planetary economy and infrastructure.
By the closing years of the thirtieth century, this endless decline had spawned a worldwide attitude of apathy, and the locals viewed war and death as little more than a logical outcome of their existence. By 3016 this sense of nihilism had achieved the point where a new cult — the Way of Arme, which teaches its followers that solace may be found in one’s “Culmination,” or suicide — had formed around it. This suicide cult created a brief stir throughout the League and nearby Lyran worlds, but attrition among its membership virtually assured its quick passing.
During the Fourth Succession War, Marcus briefly changed hands, becoming a protectorate of the Federated Commonwealth, but was reclaimed by House Marik during the Marik-Liao invasion of 3057, after a particularly brutal battle.
The capital city of Zotikos stands on the northern continent of Montezumia, and is host to the planet’s primary spaceport.
- System Name: Marcus
- Coordinates: -59.46, -15.65
- Star Type: G1IV
- Position in System: 4
- Time to Jump Point: 10.00 days
- Population: 1,078,000,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals
System Owner Eras:
System Occupation Dates:
|2822-01-01||Free Worlds League|
|3057-12-15||Free Worlds League|
|3081-12-31||Republic of the Sphere|
Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:
|Planet:||X Coord:||Y Coord:||Jumps:|
|Van Diemen IV||-33.12||-41.99||2|
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