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Welcome to Marz, harsh mistress of Dwarves, Elves, Hobbits, and Kobolds (in alphabetical order)…

It is the third generation since Kobolds established the Marz colony. Theraforming is in the early stages, and the surface remains uninhabitable. Most Marzian civilization remains subterranean, though there are large domes for agriculture inhabited primarily by Elves.

The natural terrains of the volcanoes, Olympus Mons and the Tharsis Montes, as well as the many canyons of the Valles Marineris and its tributaries, have provided ideal habitats, both subterranean and hybrid dome.

Most of the oxidized dust covering the surface of the planet has been re-purposed for building materials, revealing a variety of mineral colors, primarily in populated and otherwise excavated regions.

Aside from freezing temperatures and the constant threat of asphyxiation, the only problem is the ants.

Contact with Thera is extremely limited for two reasons:

  1. Kobolds established the colony secretly, and have retained the secrecy in order to avoid the incursion of barbaric and monstrous beings.
  1. Chaos on Thera, largely the consequence of the Wish Wars, has made it nearly impossible for Therans to send spacecraft to Marz.

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