Trajan Humphreys

Trajan (O'Reilly?)
Character Profile
Born 3051[1]
Parents Sean O'Reilly (father)[1]
Lydia Humphreys (mother)[1]
Siblings Julius O'Reilly (half-brother)
Marcus O'Reilly (half-brother)[1]

Trajan was an illegitimate son of Sean O'Reilly, ruler of the Marian Hegemony.[1] His mother was Lydia Humphreys.

He was born in 3051. Mother and son were subsequently installed in a sumptuously furnished wing of the Imperial Palace on Alphard, alongside at least two other mothers of the Imperator's other children.[1]

His maternal grandfather Gordon Humphreys was planetary governor of Islington. When Gordon Humphreys objected to his daughter being made a concubine, he was summoned to Alphard and executed.[1]


Only Trajan's first name is known. Since he was an illegitimate son born to one of Imperator O'Reilly's mistresses, it is uncertain if he really bore the O'Reilly surname.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Periphery, Second Edition, p. 56, "Sean's Accession"