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Duke of [[Duchy of Regina|Regina]], Count Aledon, Marquis of [[Regina (world)|Regina]], Baron of [[Yori (world)|Yori]].
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* Current head of [[House Aledon]].
  
'''Norris Aella Aledon''', Archduke of [[Domain of Deneb|Deneb]]. Supported by many nobles in the [[Moot]], Norris is highly respected for his very competent handling of the [[Fifth Frontier War]] and for his ability since Strephon's murder to keep intact an important border region of the Imperium. Because it would have been easy for Norris to declare independence for his territories, particularly since the so-called [[Restored Vilani Empire]] region now falls between the [[Domain of Deneb]] and the Imperial Core, Norris's loyalty and fidelity to the Imperium have attracted support for him from nobles.
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== Description (Character) ==
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Born [[1063]], second issue of Duke Willem [[Caranda family|Caranda]] [[Aledon family|Aledon]] and Fiorella [[Havasu family|Havasu]] [[Aella family|Aella]] of [[Efate (world)|Efate]]. The family symbol is the [[Bridled Steed]], common to their coat of arms, penant, and other symbology.
  
Norris was a second son, and had no intention of becoming a duke. He was enjoying a successful career in the [[Imperial Navy]], having attained the rank of Commander with [[Imperial Naval Intelligence]]. However, the accidental death of his older brother in 1097 during their father's last year of life forced Norris rapidly into the unaccustomed role as the impending heir. As Norris was unmarried and had no heir, one precaution that Norris was convinced to take during this period was the creation of a clone which he insisted be female. This clone is [[Seldrian Aledon]], still his heir.  
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== History & Background (Biography) ==
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Entered [[Imperial Naval Academy]] [[1081]]; graduated with honors and commisioned ensign in the [[Imperial Navy]] [[1084]]. Attended [[Imperial Staff College]] [[1085]]. Promoted sub-lieutenant and posted to [[Diaspora Sector|Diaspora]] [[1086]]. Served in terrorist suppression on several worlds in Diaspora and [[Old Expanses Sector|Old Expanses]] sectors [[1087]]-[[1088]]. Attended Staff College [[1089]]. Promoted lieutenant [[1090]]. Served in Diaspora 1090-[[1092]]. Promoted lieutenant commander and posted back to the Spinward Marches [[1093]]. Assigned to Tactics College on [[Macene (world)|Macene]] [[1094]]-[[1096]]. Promoted commander [[1097]]. Became heir to the Duchy of Regina upon the death of his elder brother [[William Aella Aledon|William]] 1097. Leave of absence 1097-[[1098]]. Resigned commission 1098. Inherited Duchy of Regina 1098. Assumed command of Imperial forces in the Spinward Marches by authority of [[Imperial Warrant|Imperial Warrant #1106/11]] 132-[[1109]].
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* Norris was enjoying a successful career in the Imperial Navy when the accidental death of his older brother William in [[1097]], during what would turn out to be their father's last year of life, forced him rapidly into the unaccustomed role as the impending heir. As he was unmarried and had no heir, one precaution that he was convinced to take during this period was the creation of a clone which he insisted be female. This clone is [[Seldrian Aledon Aledon]], still his heir.
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* Norris acceded to the Duchy of Regina in [[1098]], but it was not until the [[Fifth Frontier War]] was won thanks to his predictions and forethought in requisitioning reinforcements before the fact from Emperor [[Strephon]] that his reputation as a leader of the first rate was established.
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* As of 1115, Norris is still engaged in repairing the damages wrought by the recent war.
  
Norris acceded to the Dukedom of [[Regina (world)|Regina]] in [[1098]], but it was not until the [[Fifth Frontier War]] was won thanks to his predictions and forethought in requisitioning reinforcements before the fact from Emperor [[Strephon]] that his reputation as a leader of the first rate was established. His leadership was again demonstrated by his response to news of Strephon's assassination. While it was assumed that Strephon was planning to elevate Norris to [[Archduke]] of the new [[Domain of Deneb]], Norris used his supply of [[Imperial Stationery]] to appoint himself to the post in Strephon's name, predating the appointment back to 1114. Although this was strictly speaking deceitful, it was the sort of decision that great leaders are sometimes required to make. We have seen that Strephon himself has approved of Norris' initiative, and history has judged that the decision was a good one. By creating one clear line of authority in the Domain of Deneb, Norris ensured the ability to effectively organize and coordinate its defense once it was cut off, surely saving millions of lives.
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=== Alternate History ===
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'''Norris Aella Aledon''', 1st Archduke of [[Domain of Deneb|Deneb]] ''<small>(1st Creation)</small>''. Supported by many nobles in the [[Moot]], Norris is highly respected for his very competent handling of the [[Fifth Frontier War]] and for his ability since Strephon's murder to keep intact an important border region of the Imperium. Because it would have been easy for Norris to declare independence for his territories, particularly since the so-called [[Restored Vilani Empire]] region now falls between the [[Domain of Deneb]] and the Imperial Core, Norris's loyalty and fidelity to the Imperium have attracted support for him from nobles.
  
{{Sources|S1=[[Imperial Encyclopedia]]|S2=[[Arrival Vengeance]]}}
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Norris acceded to the Dukedom of [[Regina (world)|Regina]] in [[1098]], but it was not until the [[Fifth Frontier War]] was won thanks to his predictions and forethought in requisitioning reinforcements before the fact from Emperor [[Strephon]] that his reputation as a leader of the first rate was established. His leadership was again demonstrated by his response to news of Strephon's assassination. While it was assumed that Strephon was planning to elevate Norris to the new position of [[Archduke]] of the [[Domain of Deneb]], Norris used his supply of [[Imperial Stationery]] to appoint himself to the post in Strephon's name, predating the appointment back to 1114. Although this was strictly speaking deceitful, it was the sort of decision that great leaders are sometimes required to make. We have seen that Strephon himself has approved of Norris' initiative, and history has judged that the decision was a good one. By creating one clear line of authority in the Domain of Deneb, Norris ensured the ability to effectively organize and coordinate its defense once it was cut off, surely saving millions of lives.
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'''Norris Aella Aledon''', 1st Archduke of [[Domain of Deneb|Deneb]] ''<small>(1st Creation)</small>''. Supported by many nobles in the [[Moot]], Norris is highly respected for his very competent handling of the [[Fifth Frontier War]], and his loyalty and fidelity to the Imperium have attracted support for him from many nobles.
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Norris acceded to the Dukedom of [[Regina (world)|Regina]] in [[1098]], but it was not until the [[Fifth Frontier War]] was won thanks to his predictions and forethought in requisitioning reinforcements before the fact from Emperor [[Strephon]] that his reputation as a leader of the first rate was established. As a result, [[Emperor]] Strephon elevated Norris to the new position of [[Archduke]] of the [[Domain of Deneb]] on 140-1116.  Formal investiture by the Emperor personally took place with Archduke Norris present at the Imperial palace on Capital on 001-1117, an unusual occurrence in view of the vast distances involved.
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== References & Contributors (Sources) ==
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{{Sources
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|S1= {{MT}} [[Imperial Encyclopedia]]
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|S2= {{MT}} [[Arrival Vengeance]]
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|S3= Periodical: [[MegaTraveller Journal 1]] in articles: 'A Guide to the Domain of Deneb' & 'Norris Interview'
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|S4= [[GURPS Traveller: Behind the Claw]]
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|S5= [[GURPS Traveller: Sword Worlds]]
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|S5= [[GURPS Traveller]]: [[Traveller News Service]]
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Latest revision as of 09:24, 15 May 2019

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Duke: Norris
Duke of Duchy of Regina
Born 1063
Ascended 1098
Died n/a
Preceeded by Willem
Succeeded by None

Duke of Regina, Count Aledon, Marquis of Regina, Baron of Yori.

Description (Character)[edit]

Born 1063, second issue of Duke Willem Caranda Aledon and Fiorella Havasu Aella of Efate. The family symbol is the Bridled Steed, common to their coat of arms, penant, and other symbology.

History & Background (Biography)[edit]

Entered Imperial Naval Academy 1081; graduated with honors and commisioned ensign in the Imperial Navy 1084. Attended Imperial Staff College 1085. Promoted sub-lieutenant and posted to Diaspora 1086. Served in terrorist suppression on several worlds in Diaspora and Old Expanses sectors 1087-1088. Attended Staff College 1089. Promoted lieutenant 1090. Served in Diaspora 1090-1092. Promoted lieutenant commander and posted back to the Spinward Marches 1093. Assigned to Tactics College on Macene 1094-1096. Promoted commander 1097. Became heir to the Duchy of Regina upon the death of his elder brother William 1097. Leave of absence 1097-1098. Resigned commission 1098. Inherited Duchy of Regina 1098. Assumed command of Imperial forces in the Spinward Marches by authority of Imperial Warrant #1106/11 132-1109.

  • Norris was enjoying a successful career in the Imperial Navy when the accidental death of his older brother William in 1097, during what would turn out to be their father's last year of life, forced him rapidly into the unaccustomed role as the impending heir. As he was unmarried and had no heir, one precaution that he was convinced to take during this period was the creation of a clone which he insisted be female. This clone is Seldrian Aledon Aledon, still his heir.
  • Norris acceded to the Duchy of Regina in 1098, but it was not until the Fifth Frontier War was won thanks to his predictions and forethought in requisitioning reinforcements before the fact from Emperor Strephon that his reputation as a leader of the first rate was established.
  • As of 1115, Norris is still engaged in repairing the damages wrought by the recent war.

Alternate History[edit]

Some alternate information is available about this individual:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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