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|Aldo Lestrade IV|
|Duke of Summer|
|Children||Clovis Holstein (illegitimate)|
His exploits include trying to break away his Federation of Skye from the rest of the Lyran Commonwealth. He has sided with various people including the Archon's cousins Duke Frederick Steiner, former Archon Alessandro Steiner, and Ryan Steiner.
Aldo Lestrade was a notorious womanizer. He had many affairs, but was never known to have had children. Unknown to nearly everyone, injuries suffered during a Draconis Combine raid rendered him unable to have children.
Aldo was the youngest child of the ruling Lestrade family of Summer. At an early age he would scheme for affection from his parents. When he was rejected, he would bring to his parents dirt on his elder siblings trying to improve his relationship with his parents.
However, he had little prospect of being becoming anything more than minor noble. Least not until a series of family squabbles (and deaths) left him in position as heir-designate to the dukedom.
In 3005, House Kurita launched a raid against Summer. During the fighting, as the 3rd Royal Guards fended off the attack, Aldo secretly murdered his father in order to gain the throne. However, Kuritans had injured him during their raid. When infantry elements of the 3rd Royals arrived, Aldo laid blame of the Guards laxness in death of his father and injuries to himself.
After taking the Throne of Summer and assuming the mantle of Lead of the Federation of Skye, he launched an anti-Lyran Commonwealth political stance, rallying anyone who was tired of the Commonwealth's inability to defend them. His charisma lead him to be a strong leader of the separation movement.
During these times, he began to influence Lyran nobility, such as Archon Katrina Steiner's older cousin Frederick Steiner. His strong influence over Frederick lead to him trying a number of assassinations against his Archon cousin.
Political Intrigue of later Years
After discovering the secret treaty signed between the Archon and Federated Suns First Prince Hanse Davion, Aldo had his nephew secretly contract Gray Noton on Solaris VII to hijack the Silver Eagle and kidnap then Archon-Designate Melissa Steiner.
Later during the Fourth Succession War, he directed an assassination attempt on Katrina Steiner and Melissa Steiner, which was thwarted by Melissa's body-double. This led to his and Frederick Steiner's downfall. Aldo was killed by his illegitimate son, Clovis Holstein in revenge for allowing people of Freedom to be killed by military forces of the Draconis Combine. Aldo had framed Clovis's people as a secret movement to kill the Coordinator of the Combine.
Ranks and Titles
Eventually Joan Lestrade
|Duke of Summer
3005 – 3029
| Succeeded by|
possibly Genovese Hayne
In Historical: Reunification War it is stated that the Lestrade family have an unbroken line ruling Skye until 3022, Aldo IV is likely a member of a cadet line as the last Duke Grethar Lestrade is listed as childless.
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 155
- Warrior Coupe, p.??
- Warrior: Riposte, pp. 110-111
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 57