|This information was last updated on the: 15th of February, 2013|
|Core Information: |
Faction Leader: Captain-General Agatha Rousset-Marik
Military Leader: Captain-General Agatha Rousset-Marik
Intelligence Leader: Paul Marik II
Approximate BattleMech Regiment Strength: 68
Mercenaries Currently Under Employ: Barrett's Fusiliers, Legion of the Rising Sun, Lindon's Battalion, O'Gordon's Rifles, Ramille's Raiders, Redfield Renegades, Romanov's Crusaders, Smithson's Chinese Bandits, The Bad Dream, The Blackhearts, The Fist of Mokal, The Furies, Vandelay's Valkyries
|Major Sub Regions Core Information:|
Region Name: Dieudonné District
Commander: Marshall Rachel Gibbons
Sub-Commander: Colonel Lloyd Reissin
Percentage of total Faction Military Strength: 30%
Region Name: Oriente District
Commander: Marshall James Jordanov
Sub-Commander: General Lynn Choksal
Percentage of total Faction Military Strength: 30%
Region Name: Ryerson District
Commander: Marshall Tomaso Kinchuhara
Sub-Commander: Colonel Samuel Wheeler
Percentage of total Faction Military Strength: 15%
Region Name: Tamarind District
Commander: Marshall Thomas Learyt
Sub-Commander: General Abigail Swan
Percentage of total Faction Military Strength: 25%
Region Name: Fleet Command
Commander: Fleet Admiral Andy Thatcher
Percentage of total Faction Military Strength:
|System Information Pages:|
Aitutaki, Alula Borealis, Amity, Asellus Australis, Asuncion, Atreus, Atsugi, Augustine, Bella I, Berenson, Callison, Calloway VI, Camlann, Cerillos, Connaught, Conquista, Dalton, Dieudonne, Dubhe, El Giza, Fujidera, Gibson, Ionus, Irian, Kalidasa, Kendall, Kilarney, Kosciusko, Kyeinnisan, Landfall, Ling, Loongana, Lopez, Maderas, Marcus, Marik, McKenna, Menkalinan, Millungera, Mosiro, New Olympia, Niihau, Nockatunga, Norfolk, Nova Roma, Oliver, Oriente, Paradise, Pilpala, Preston, Promised Land, Regulus, Sackville, San Nicolas, Savannah, Shiloh, Sierra, Simpson Desert, Stewart, Suzano, Talitha, Tamarind, Vakarel, Wasat, Wisconsin, Zion, Zortman, Zosma
|BTM Timeline Events:|
3rd of April, 3074
Ambassador Michael Hobbs is assigned to the DMM from the Free Worlds League.
18th of December, 3076
Captain-General Thomas Marik of the Free Worlds League died at the age of 87 of natural causes.
19th of December, 3076 to the 25th of February, 3077
The Free Worlds League plunges into civil strife, with the parliment squabbling to support the candidate that would best suit their ambitions. After a couple of months it is clear that two strong sides were forming under Alys Rousset-Marik and Janos Marik II with opposing idealogy's. Alys being provincial and Janos being national.
5th of May, 3077
Alys Rousset-Marik takes control of Ionus; a major shipyard near Atreus. With it, she now controls a significant amount of the Free Worlds League Navy.
7th of July, 3077 to the 27th of September, 3077
In the Free Worlds League, Janos Marik II conducts a major operation to subdue Andurien; primary supporters of Alys Rousset-Marik. A few planets manage to slip through.
27th of December, 3077
A nuclear device is detonated in a densley populated city on Asellus Australis, Free Worlds League. Cause is currently unknown.
22nd of April, 3079
Vakarel conquered from the Free Worlds League by the Magistracy of Canopus mercenaries, the Antarian Lancers
4th of July, 3079
Michael Hobbs resigns as Ambassador to the DMM from the Free Worlds League.
22nd of August, 3079
Ambassador Bryan Halas is assigned to the DMM from the Free Worlds League.
8th of October, 3080
Bryan Halas resigns as Ambassador to the DMM from the Free Worlds League.
11th of October, 3080
Ambassador John Smith is assigned to the DMM from the Free Worlds League.
1st of July, 3081
Within the Free Worlds League, Janos II has taken the planet of Tamarind as his home capital, then two days later invaded Promised Land, Epsilon and Nockatunga and warned the traitors who did not back him up would pay.
21st of October, 3082
The Free Worlds League Ambassador, John Smith, has returned to active duty.
1st of March, 3083
Throughout the year, forces of Janos Marik II's faction clash with the Free Worlds League military on numerous worlds surrounding the Duchy of Tamarind as Janos tries to expand his influence. The clashes erode Janos's military strength and eventually pave the way for assaults into the Duchy.
20th of October, 3083
Free Worlds League Ambassador, John Smith, was last seen wandering the hallowed halls of the MRBC on Outreach. No one has seen or heard from him since.
15th of December, 3083
A splinter group from the Word of Blake calling itself the Covenant forms in the Free Worlds League. The League adopts this organization as a Province of the League, with control of Enclaves of Covenant citizens on several League worlds and a contract to operate all HPGs in the realm. The Covenant is given Hanover City on Gibson as a capital and a seat on Parliament. The Covenant Militia, consisting of 9 Divisions and 4 warships, joins the FWLM as a Provincial force. The Word of Blake is declared an enemy of the realm, subject to arrest and prosecution on sight. The Word of Blake in turn declares the Covenant to be heretics and traitors.
26th of December, 3083
The Free Worlds League begins Operation Duchess Beacon, the plan to contain Janos Marik II in the Duchy of Tamarind and then liberate those worlds from his grasp.
26th of December, 3083
Mahendra Thapa becomes the new Ambassador of the Free Worlds League.
1st of May, 3084
Janos Marik II is reported killed during an assault in the Promised Land System. Although a few worlds hold out from rejoining the Free Worlds League, most of the worlds and many rebel units choose to stand down.
1st of April, 3086
The Free Worlds League launches an invasion of the Lyran Alliance, targeting the key worlds of Hesperus II and Bolan. The former invasion fails miserably, though the Free Worlds League succeeds in seizing several Lyran worlds. The Lyran Alliance counterattacks into the Free Worlds League, attacking several key worlds such as Dieudonne and Connaught. The mixed success of the campaign becomes a source of embarrassment for Captain-General Alys Rousset-Marik, even as hawks within the FWL advocate continuing hostilities.
1st of October, 3086
The Heir-Apparent to the Captain-Generalship of the Free Worlds League, Calvin Marik, nephew of Captain-General Alys Rousset-Marik, marries Tanya Korcinksi, the sister of the Duke of Camlann in a large and highly publicized wedding on Atreus. The bride becomes Tanya Marik.
20th of July, 3087
Under heavy political pressure from throughout the federal and provincial governments, Alys Rousset-Marik reaches a deal to step down and go into exile along with her nephew Calvin Marik and his wife Tanya. On the 21st Captain-General Agatha Rousset-Marik was instated. Fears of an impending civil war quickly fall apart as the Free Worlds League, including many former supporters of Janos Marik II and supporters of the Covenant, rally to the new Captain-General. The new exiles disappear from sight.
|Origin and History: |
The Free Worlds League was formed in 2271 by the Treaty of Marik, which united the Marik Commonwealth, the Grand Duchy of Oriente, and the Principality of Regulus. This was a loose organization of states, and they began to expand into the surrounding systems. In 2293, Juliano Marik annexed the Stewart Commonality, and was designated Captain-General. Since then, House Marik has held the post of Captain-General until the present day. Beginning in 2398, the Capellan Confederation declared war on the League in an attempt to annex Andurien and it's surrounding systems. This began the 150-year period known as the Age of War. During the Age of War, the Terran Hegemony developed the first BattleMechs. In 2556, Ian Cameron, leader of the Terran Hegemony, negotiated the Andurien Peace Treaty, ending the Age of War, and setting the foundations for the creation of the Star League. The Star League lasted for roughly 200 years, of which 150 were a time of unprecedented growth and discovery for all of mankind. After the Civil War against Stefan Amaris, the Usurper, Aleksandr Kerensky left the Inner Sphere with approximately 80 percent of the Star League Armed Forces.
Minoru Kurita and John Davion both seized the opportunity and declared themselves First Lord of the Star League shortly after, and Kenyon Marik followed suit in 2786, and the First Succession War began. The First, Second, and Third Succession Wars saw little change in the Inner Sphere, except for the tremendous loss of life and technology. Soon, the Ares Conventions were established, governing the conduct of warfare, and war became a way of life in the Inner Sphere. Each successive Captain-General since Kenyon Marik has invoked Resolution 288 upon taking office, which allows the Captain-General certain powers in time of war or crisis. The Fourth Succession War began with the wedding of Hanse Davion to Melissa Steiner. The Capellan Confederation lost a large portion of their territory, and the Free Rasalhague Republic was created, along with the St. Ives Compact. The Free Worlds League remained out of most of the conflict, losing several worlds near Terra to a Tikonov offensive towards the end of the war. While the other Inner Sphere Houses were exhausted from the war, the Free Worlds League remained completely intact, ready to exploit the economic boom after the peace was signed. League Traders began to do business with all the major Houses, and the Free Worlds League soon had one of the strongest economies in history. In 3030, the Duchy of Andurien seceded from the League, and allied itself to the Magistracy of Canopus, precipitating the War of Andurien Secession. The war dragged on for years, and Captain-General Janos Marik was killed in a bomb blast in 3035 that also severely injured his son Thomas. Thomas was taken to Terra and rehabilitated by ComStar in secret, until his return in 3036. He assumed the post of Captain-General and League forces quickly forced Andurien into submission. Thomas has since been instituting reforms in the League to break some of the diplomatic gridlock that paralyzed it for so long, keeping it from being an effective and unified force.
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