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Thomas McQuiston

Thomas McQuiston
AffiliationHouse McQuiston
ProfessionLeader of the Federation of Skye
Founder of the Lyran Commonwealth, and one of its nine initial Archons
ParentsJames McQuiston (father)


Thomas McQuiston was the third and last ruler of the Federation of Skye. He was one of the founders of the Lyran Commonwealth.[1]

He was present on Arcturus in 2339 where he met Kevin Tamar and Robert Marsden in what was the first meeting to create the Lyran Commonwealth, and by 2441 the Terran Hegemony recognized the new state.

It took until 2346 for the three of them to agree on the nine Archon system and select the Archon Basileus. The system was not working very well and was very unstable. Robert Marsden spent several years studding his enemies' week points and in August 2375 instigated a coup, making those errors visible and stripping them all of their power and imprisoning them for life.[2]

Titles and Positions[edit]

Preceded by Leader of the Federation of Skye
2339 - 2367[1]
Succeeded by


The House Steiner Family tree puts his death at 2367, eight years earlier than he took full power, but the nine Archon system would have made a descendant from him the new ruler of the Federation of Skye... Most probably there is an error in the dates.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), foldout: "The Lyran Commonwealth's Line of Succession and Partial Steiner Family Tree"
  2. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), pp. 9–11: "History"