Zaniah III is home to St. Marinus House, a monastic retreat for MechWarriors who have renounced the violence
of their past. It is separated from the rest of the world by kilometers of desert, trackless canyons and long dead
lava flows. The capital of Zaniah is Starboro.

[3132] Though it lacks significant natural resources or major industries, and the locals appear to concern
themselves with little more than fishing and moisture farming, Zaniah is a world that has forever gone into the
annals of history for being the host world of the St. Marinus House. Long overlooked through the ages, St.
Marinus, founded in the early days of the Succession Wars, is one of only a handful of such sanctuaries
throughout the Inner Sphere, a retreat for MechWarriors, weary of fighting and eager to devote the remainder of
their lives to spiritual discovery. Located deep within one of Zaniah's many desert regions, the locals never reveal
where, for the benefit of those who seek such solitude. St. Marinus is said to be surrounded by kilometers of
trackless canyons and long-dead lava flows. Amazingly enough, St. Marinus is known to favor no affiliation,
whether Great House or mercenary, and throughout its centuries of operation, many warriors from the Inner
Sphere, Periphery, and even the Clans, have been known to retire forever from the horrors of war at this retreat.
Though some of history's most prominent figures, such as Morgan Kell and Peter Steiner-Davion, have resumed
their lives of warfare after supposedly retiring to this hallowed sanctuary, the vast majority of MechWarriors who
have come to Zaniah have never returned to the firing lines. The sanctity of St. Marinus is well respected. So
much so, in fact, that in the centuries since its founding and despite the ferocity of the Succession Wars, even
mercenary raiders have taken pains to avoid locating and attacking this site, focusing their energies instead on the
more populous regions in and around the planetary capital of Starboro. Zaniah is mostly land, its surface water
divided mostly among its four major seas, Beowulf and Lambard in the northern hemisphere, Vaclav and Wendall
in the southern. Rivers, reservoirs, and artificial channels have made the coastlines of these seas quite arable for
many kilometers inland, where water purifiers render it safe for drinking and bathing, but Zaniah nevertheless
relies to some degree on imported water to supplement its people's basic needs. In exchange, this world exports
basic machinery, including commercial vehicles and private aircraft, though the bulk of the heavy industries
supporting this trade are limited to the region surrounding Starboro (south of the Lambard Sea). Interestingly
enough, Starboro does not boast a major spaceport, but Hartzborg, an otherwise unremarkable metropolis near
the Wendall Sea, features enough facilities to support modest DropShip traffic. Some have taken the presence of
the spaceport there as a sign that St. Marinus indeed lies close by, a theory supported by the thriving tourist trade
in Hartzborg, built around the historical significance of the monastery, but little other evidence exists to support
these theories.

Zaniah was originally part of the Lyran Alliance until the creation of The Republic.  Zaniah became part of
Prefecture VIII 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] Zaniah was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Zaniah joined the Lyons Skye Territory.
* Information supplied is non-cannon
Inner Sphere Planets
Star Type: A3IV
Position in System: 3 (of 3)
Number of Moons: None
Days to Jump Point: 39
Surface Water: 39%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 0.79
Equatorial Temp: 45° C
Highest Native Life: Fish
Population: 2,867,000,000
Capital: Starboro
Governor: Blair Latisha
Planetary Legate: Kacancu Jemehyl
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