Mara

CLASSIFICATION: DARK OMEGA
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DATE/STAMP: 5945815.M41
SUBJECT: Mara
Population: None –Mara V (also simply known as Mara) is classifi ed as a Dead
World, and the whole system declared off-limits to legitimate Imperial traffi c by
Inquisitorial Edict.
Inquisitorial access available ONLY by special writ of Conclave (see ordnance
lamda-extris-9)
Formerly: Arbites Penal Colony: 743.M41-768.M41: pop approx 32,000, 78%
Casualties/planet abandoned
Formerly: Independent Mining Settlements Circa 980.M40-191.M41: population unknown, lost without trace.
Tithe Grade: None
Geography/Demography: Mara V is an ice-world not capable of sustaining Terran life forms without artifi cial
assistance due to the extreme cold and this atmosphere. During the planet’s day cycle, high levels of surface radiation
owing to solar wind bombardment are likewise inimical to long-term survival on the planetary surface. The majority
of the planet’s surface is covered by permanent glaciations up to a depth of several kilometres in some areas. Ambient
temperature seldom rises suffi ciently to allow water to exist in a gaseous state other than by cryomagna irruption.
The only structures evident are those of the former penal colony; the primary installation (Station M-Alpha) was
constructed atop an ice plateau in the planet’s geologically stable equatorial zone and remains largely intact. The status
of thirty-plus mining rigs and prospector bases located elsewhere on Mara’s surface that were also abandoned during the
world’s desertion remains largely unknown.
Governmental Type: None, but the Mara system is still nominally held as a protectorate of the Calixis Sector Adeptus
Arbites.
Planetary Governor: Lapsed/None Current. Title formerly held by the offi ce of the First Keeper (the highest ranking
penitentiary marshal).
Adept Presence: None
Military: Trade/Economy/Addendum: Former penal colony designated
as Ice Station Mara has been abandoned for more than fi fty years owing
to {SEALED/DELETED}. During the period of its operation the station’s
inmates conducted mining and prospecting operations for valuable trace
metallic elements and high-pressure formed crystal strata in direct tithe
to the subsector government. Under direct Arbites oversight, deep core
excavations based upon ancient tunnel systems and cave networks extant
sub-surface.
Passage to the Mara system is forbidden. Due to the nature of the moral
threat perceived to long-term residents in the system, no close blockade
is maintained; a distance patrol piquet is maintained at regular intervals.
No legitimate Imperial commerce or shipping takes place on or
around Mara. Renegade or outlaw traffi c to the system is rare but not
unknown.
The Mara system is qualified as a Class Mu danger to shipping/navigation
in the region.
Thought For The Day: Fates worse than death are the just reward of
the curious.

Mara

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