[3132] Though it orbits far from its white-hot parent star, summers on Marfik are hot indeed. Part of this
oppressive climate is due, of course, to the thin atmosphere, and nearly nonexistent ozone layer, which fails to
protect this planet adequately against harmful solar radiation and cosmic rays. For this reason, early settlers
quickly established most of their colonies below ground, or under protective domes. Though native flora already
existed, imported plants were also introduced in an effort to thicken and purify the air, supplemented by
atmospheric processors built later on. Unfortunately, the constant fighting for this border world, which boasts
veins of valuable metals, including germanium and titanium, set back such efforts again and again through the
centuries. Nevertheless, in the Star League era, terraforming efforts had begun to bear fruit, allowing the people
of this world to step outside without the aid of filter masks or thick sunscreens.

Unfortunately, the loss of the Star League era atmospheric purifiers during the early years of the Succession Wars
initiated a gradual downward spiral as the planet reverts to its native atmosphere. Even under the rule of The
Republic of the Sphere, in the wake of the Jihad, the quality of life on Marfik has steadily continued to decline,
leading many among the native government and populace to wonder if they will someday have to abandon their
world. Today, as in the beginning, the majority of the planet's cities lie underground or beneath reflective domes,
and travel on the surface without the aid of a filter mask and special reflective environment suits dubbed
"mirrorware" by the locals is not recommended.

The planetary capital city and largest spaceport, Turkestgard, is located on the northern continent of Yantiban.
Secondary spaceports may also be found in Kirikut and Halifax, the largest cities on the continents North Galfree
and South Galfree, respectively.

Marfik was originally part of the Lyran Alliance until the creation of The Republic.  Marfik became part of
Prefecture IX under the control of The Republic.  After the fall of the HPG Network Fortress Republic was
created and many of the worlds under its control were set free.
[3135] Marfik was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Marfik joined the Lyons Skye Territory.
* Information supplied is non-cannon
Inner Sphere Planets
Star Type: A1V
Position in System: 5 (of 6)
Number of Moons: 4 (Amir, Degan,
Rault, Sonnet)
Days to Jump Point: 47
Surface Water: 53%
Atm. Pressure: Low (Tainted)
Surface Gravity: 0.81
Equatorial Temp: 42° C
Highest Native Life: Plants
Population: 561,000,000
Capital: Turkestgard
Governor: Zaneta Latasha
Planetary Legate: Gibor Gersholm
Continents: Fedkirk, Gladstone,
Leuben, Pairse
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