Marcus Steiner

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Marcus Steiner (Born 2799 - Died 2844) was the nineteenth Archon of the Lyran Commonwealth.[1]


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Archon of the Lyran Commonwealth[edit]

One of Marcus's first acts as Archon was to convince the Estates-General to pass his father's Reclamation Act of 2823, which required that ComStar's profits and property be taxed like any other business operating in the Lyran Commonwealth, his father's response to tensions between himself and Primus Conrad Toyama after the leader of ComStar virtually blackmailed Richard into HPG transmission rate increases. [2]

Shortly before the first tax bill was due, on October 3rd 2823 Toyama and the First Circuit passed Exclusion of Tharkad Act, ComStar's first Communications Interdiction against one of the Successor States. A copy of the act was transmitted to Tharkad and delivered to the Marcus, followed by the shutdown and disabling of the capital's Hyperpulse Generator. [2] Before Marcus could even respond, all ComStar personnel were safely evacuated off world. In one fell swoop Toyama had shown all the House Lords that he was not afraid to use ComStar's power. The Interdiction lasted almost a full year with little communication between the Commonwealth and ComStar before Marcus eventually bowed to public pressure in the fall of 2824 and asked the Estates General to rescind the Act. Within 72 hours of the announcement, the Tharkad HPG was again active and processing.[3]


Preceded by
Richard Steiner
Archon of the Lyran Commonwealth

Succeeded by
Melissa Nin

28232844Richard Steiner (29th c.)Lyran Commonwealth


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 96, "Lyran Leadership Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 ComStar, p. 20 "A New Order - The Word of Blake"
  3. ComStar, p. 21 "A New Order - The Word of Blake"