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Located on the Davion-Kurita border, Marduk is the home of the Norse Battle Mech Works. It is therefore not surprising that Marduk is the focus of considerable military attention.

The planet was originally exploited for its agricultural resources. Its many regions of warm temperatures, rich soil, and gentle climates have produced a vast array of forests and jungles. Many of Marduk's plant and animal forms were valuable for export while most of the numerous colonists worked as farmers and ranchers.

Just prior to the creation of the Star League, a deposit of rare metals was discovered in the center of the Tillerbee Jungle. To exploit the discovery, a huge complex of factories was built directly over the metals deposit. After the ore has been mined it is processed in a smelter system next to the factory. The finished product travels less than a hundred meters before being turned into Griffin and Wolverine chassis. Other nearby factories make almost all the electronic and mechanical components necessary to build the 'Mechs. Only the tracking system must be imported from offworld. This complex of factories was built with such skill that it barely damaged the surrounding jungle Finished 'Mechs were lifted off Marduk from the spaceport built nearby.

As the Norse BattleMech Works is one of the few nearly self-reliant 'Mech factories in the Inner Sphere, it was one of the initial targets of the First Succession War. With the factory complex nestled deep in the huge, swampy jungle, it has proved to be a formidable target. Since then, the complex has been attacked at least twelve times. Though it has fallen briefly to the Draconis Combine on two separate occasions, the planet has been providing BattleMechs for the Federated Suns almost without interruption.

The capital city of Marduk is New Pontiac, the urban center closest to the Norse BattleMech works.

System Info:

  • System Name: Marduk
  • Coordinates: 210.20, 60.51
  • Star Type: G4II
  • Position in System: 4
  • Time to Jump Point: 6.19 days
  • Recharging Station: None
  • ComStar Facility Class: B
  • Population: 2,475,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: 70% Reptile

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 FS
2750 FS
3025 FS
3030 DC
3040 DC
3052 DC
3057 DC
3062 DC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Federated Suns
3030-01-01 Draconis Combine
3063-12-31 Federated Commonwealth
3081-12-25 Federated Suns

System Star Maps:

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Arlington 214.64 100.67 2
Barlow's Folly 174.74 67.55 2
Benet III 265.23 58.68 2
Breed 197.16 40.16 1
Crossing 255.58 47.73 2
Deshler 216.99 75.11 1
Dobson 206.03 26.60 2
Donenac 202.12 89.72 2
Galtor III 195.86 73.81 1  
Harpster 215.16 83.20 1
Irurzun 188.56 98.58 2
Klathandu IV 176.82 31.82 2
Le Blanc 208.90 18.52 2
Lima 237.85 54.51 1
Ludwig 163.52 77.72 2
Marlowe's Rift 236.81 88.67 2
Matar 163.52 56.85 2
McComb 224.29 58.16 1
New Ivaarsen 228.98 34.95 2
New Mendham 180.73 59.98 1
Paris 193.51 47.99 1
Reisling's Planet 177.34 81.37 2
Royal 224.55 44.86 1
Scheat 170.04 42.25 2
Tripoli 201.34 53.46 1
Wapakoneta 240.46 69.89 2

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.

Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters:
Heir to the Dragon 1 Limited Availability