Dulinor Astrin Ilethian
Archduke of Ilelish, born in 1066.
Emperor Strephon saw something in Dulinor
that other somehow missed. His willingness to cut through to the heart
of the problem was not necessarily a virtue to many of the established, conservative
nobility. Many criticized
Strephon when he elevated Dulinor to Archduke in 1104. In the years
following, many felt that criticism justified. The popular Archduke
Bedlam by conspiracy novelist Akim
Gavrolovitch even depicted the Archduke claiming the Iridium Throne by right of assassination.
Yet at the same time, Dulinor was responsible for great advances in his
subjects' standard of living. He established policies for the dissemination
of technology; he instituted a universal draft (increasing training and education);
he was vocal in his criticism of conservative forces in the Imperium.
Dulinor has made great strides in his years as archduke, fighting the conservative
elements of Imperial society and the vastness of the Imperium itself. His
own public statements have reflected a growing dissatisfaction with the empire
and with its emperor.