Olympus Run


Olympus Run is an outdoor endurance race organized by San Olympus colony and PSAC (Pathfinder Sport Athletics Committee).

The Olympus Run is one of 16 events PSAC has organized as qualifying races.  Athletes that look to participate in the annual Pathfinder Marathon are required to have completed a minimum of 4 races.

The course is 180 km from the gates of San Olympus up the slope of Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in the solar system. 


Contenders are vetted before competition, including a week-long training camp that includes orientation runs.

Like other outdoor events, PSAC deploy support staff and counter measures to ensure safety, including radiation deflection systems over the course of the competition.

Sponsors of Olympus Run include  San Olympus Titans (MAFL), Roger Barney Rogers  and Athena Made Robotics.  Additional funding is also made through PSAC partners Drinquium, Reprogus and AAA Capital Bank

Expeditionary Groups

Also referred to Expeditionary Outfits, Expeditionary Organizations, Exploratory Companies or Nomadic Settlements.  These are small communities that do not have a permanent location or base of operations.  

Setting up camp - VEX deploy mobile habitations during extended projects as they explore and prospect remote regions of Mars.

Setting up camp - VEX deploy mobile habitations during extended projects as they explore and prospect remote regions of Mars.

Most of these groups use a three letter designation.

KMH (KMX in English)

A resource expeditionary outfit operated by dominantly private Russian organizations.  The population is approximately 130 individuals and includes numerous families.  The contingent rotates using Novyimir as a primary base of operations, thus only 20% of the crew live a full-time nomadic life.

KMH travels in a caravan with dozens of vehicles, mobile habitations and heavy construction equipment.

Their primary mission is resource-based, however, KMH is actively involved in joint projects with the Novyimir and Korolev, with significant overlapping ventures.

KMH is a branch of the first Russian missions to Mars in 2039 and instrumental in the founding of both Novyimir (2047) and more recently Korolev (2072).


Rover Scientific is a research group largely made up of research scientists from various Earth-based organizations.  The general population fluctuates around 70 as members (and their families) have between a 2-6 year rotation before returning back to earth.

RSX does make periodic stops at colonies and other Martian outposts as mobile habitats and research vehicles requires constant re-supply.  Additionally, the lifestyle is difficult on members, without regularly scheduled rest and rehabilitation.


One of the multiple support vehicle used by Rover Scientific as they conduct research missions across Mars.

One of the multiple support vehicle used by Rover Scientific as they conduct research missions across Mars.


Vallis Expeditionary Company is one of the larger nomadic settlements with a population of 270 colonists.  Vallis is a private corporation, but closely tied with Marineris where they have a headquarters that employs 20 staff members.

Vallis is a natural resource outfit and deploys robotic mining operations for multiple businesses and colonies.  Vallis has more than 40% of the robotic workforce on Mars, including 'colony building' excavators and equipment.

VEX has been in operation since 2051.



Huá diàn 华殿 is company founded in 2057 out of Tiangong.  With a population of 320 people, it is the largest nomadic group, though the crew often deploys missions that temporarily separates the company.

HDX is involved in both scientific and resource development projects and exclusively works for interests in Huacheng, Tiangong and Amrita.  HDX built and owns a significant share of Huygens Spaceway, located at coordinates 56, 13.



Venture Monarch Company is the outcome of the failed UK colonization project.  After the abandonment of the British-lead colony, the colonists were given a new mission to secure British interests on Mars.  Though many of the original group ended up in Europa or Wendland, VMX continues to represent the U.K. with a crew of 300.

VMX does research on behalf of the British government as well as engages in multiple joint venture projects with colonies to secure trade of resources to Earth.


Colonist Tracking

Each colony has different requirements imposed for temporary and permanent residence, however all major settlements (with the exception of some expeditionary outfits) deploy monitoring and tracking systems on all individuals.

Location-based Tracking

Location tracking is commonly deployed in all colonies, but vary with respect to implementation. Many colonies require active implants to track movements where as others, such as San Olympus, use surveillance and 'access cards'.

Health-based Tracking

Several colonists have advanced programs in place that actively collect data on each permanent resident.  Standard vitals are aggregated to measure physical wellbeing and identify trends that could present health issues for the colony.

Mental wellness tracking (also referred to as Emotional Surveillance) is a mandatory in Marineris, Chariton, Mareotis, and Wendland.  Tiangong, Huacheng and Al'Amal have similar programs, however, are optional for colonists..

MAFL Uniforms & Colours

Season 2 Uniforms

After the inaugural season, EV suit specifications were updated by the MAFL.  During the post-season, clubs were required to modify components to adhere to the new requirements.

Many clubs also updated uniform colours and graphic treatments. 

Each player's EV Suit is custom built. 

Season 1 Uniforms

The EV Suits in season 1 were more generic, using more common components across all the clubs.

Calendar and Time

The Meta Olympia world uses the Darian Calendar for time-keeping, the system created by Thomas Gangale and published in 1986.

Meta Olympia is 60 years in the future, that run approximately parallel to real-world time.

A Martian solar day (sol) is 39 minutes 35.244 seconds longer than Terrestrial solar day.

The Martian year is 668.59 sols, which corresponds to 686.86 days on Earth.


The Darian calendar has 24 months.  The calendar year begins with Sagittarius and the final month Vrishika.

The first 5 months of each quarter are 28 sols in length and the 6th month only 27 sols .

mYear 249

mYear 249 bridges 2077, 2078 and 2079 on earth.

mYear 249 bridges 2077, 2078 and 2079 on earth.


Sols of a week correspond with the 7 day week.  In Meta Olympia, most colonies adhere to a 5 day work week with Saturni and Solis representing the weekend.



Mars has corresponding seasons as a result of the planet's tilt, 25 degrees compared with Earth's 23 degrees.

In addition to the familiar seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, Mars has two additional seasons, Aphelion and Perihelion, due to the highly elliptical orbit compared with the nearly circular orbit of Earth.  This brings it much closer to the sun at some times of the year.

During Perihelion, the planet gets 40% more energy from the sun than during Aphelion.