- "Porous border my ass. Complicity."
- — Carlos referring to Maranday incompetence at stopping the UIR attacks
The nation of Maranday was officially neutral during the Pendulum Wars, but its government looked the other way as UIR insurgents used the country as a staging ground to attack Sarfuth Imulsion pipelines and other cross border skirmishes. C company of the 26th Royal Tyran infantry were stationed on the Sarfuth-Maranday border. Carlos Santiago and Marcus Fenix nearly caused an international incident after pursuing a UIR insurgent who was about to bomb an Imulsion pipeline. After catching him on foot, Carlos stabbed the man in self-defense after the insurgent had reached inside his coat, presumably for a gun.