Norris Aella Aledon
Archduke of Deneb.
Born as second son to the Duke of Regina,
Norris was never expected to fill his father's position. Norris
joined Naval Intelligence and served creditably until his brother's
premature death. With his brother dead and father dying, Norris
was forced to take on
the responsibilities of the Duke of Regina.
Tests of his strength came early. Border incidents forced him
into negotiations with the hated psionic
Zhodani; he learned to see
as people rather than stereotypes. He assembled a cosmopolitan
and was evenhanded in his treatment of problems and citizens. He
the long view, cultivating his Naval Intelligence contacts.
His intelligence contacts allowed him to intercept a planned Fifth
Frontier War. Rather than use this to gain an advantage at the
start of a war, he turned this
into a diplomatic
victory and cemented this with the Treaty of Quar. This
him both political and popular support. In 1110, Emperor Strephon officially acknowledged Norris'
actions by elevating him to Archduke of Deneb. This made him the
ranking noble on the spinward frontier.
Supported by many nobles in the Moot,
Norris is highly respected for his very competent handling of the
crisis in 1107 and his ability to govern an important border domain of the Imperium. Norris'
loyalty and fidelity to the Imperium have attracted wide ranging
support for him