Richard Steiner (29th c.)

This article is about the Archon. For the later military commander, see Richard Steiner (31st c.).

Richard Steiner
Born3 July 2769[1][2]
Died14 June 2823[1][2]
AffiliationHouse Steiner
Baron von Stuttgart[3]
ParentsJennifer Steiner (mother)[1][4]
SiblingsRoss Steiner[2]
ChildrenMarcus Steiner[5][1]
Rebecca Steiner[2]

Richard Steiner I was the eighteenth Archon of the Lyran Commonwealth.[6]


Eleventh Lyran Guards[edit]

In 2789, Richard was promoted to command of the Eleventh Lyran Guards.[1]


In January 2791, Richard was still commanding officer of the Eleventh Lyran Guards when his mother Jennifer was killed in combat on Styx. Richard would inherit the throne to the Commonwealth.[4] When Richard Perkins (a disgruntled noble from the planet Hegel) tried to assassinate Richard in 2812, he was saved at the last second by Hauptmann David Bateman slamming his Griffin BattleMech's hand down between the two men.[7]


Richard would die of natural causes in 2823.[6][1]


Marcus Steiner was initially listed as Richard's nephew in House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), but in later publications he was listed as his son.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 First Succession War, p. 132: "Richard Steiner profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), foldout: "The Lyran Commonwealth's Line of Succession and Partial Steiner Family Tree"
  3. Touring the Stars: Kaumberg, p. 5
  4. 4.0 4.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 49
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 42
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 96: "Lyran Leadership Profile"
  7. First Succession War, p. 74: "Stumbling Onward"