Christoph von Basel

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Christoph von Basel (795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE))
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Rank: Vice Admiral (former)
Status: Alive (795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE))
Played by: Nakata Kōji

Christoph von Basel (Japanese: クリストフ・フォン・バーゼル) was a former Imperial Vice Admiral who was notorious for heading a massive thyoxin drug trafficking organisation.


Early life and career

Little is known about the life of Basel. He was a schoolmate of Michael von Keyserling and they became friends during their time in military school. Upon their graduation in 755 UC (446 IC / 3555 CE), they took a vacation in the artificial resort satellite Kreuznach III where they met the future wife of Basel, Johanna von Basel. As he rose in ranks within the military, he came to view the war as an excellent source of profits and that the military was merely a tool to extract them. Having that in mind, he became involved in trafficking thyoxin, an incredibly potent synthetic hallucinogen that was outlawed in the Galactic Empire. (DIS: 'Chapter II', 'Chapter IV')

Later military career

By 792 UC (483 IC / 3592 CE), Basel was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and was serving in the Keyserling Fleet as the Rear Chief Staff Officer, who was in charge of the supply department. By that time, Basel was already the leader of a massive thyoxin trafficking organisation and he made full use of his position in the Keyserling Fleet to produce and distribute thyoxin. In the process, many soldiers within the Keyserling Fleet became thyoxin addicts. (DIS: 'Chapter III')

That year, Basel's crimes were almost exposed when the military police began to investigate him. However, he was acquitted after his then superior Keyserling put a word in for him. A few months later, the disastrous Battle of Arlesheim took place and even as he was court martialled for incompetence, Keyserling never revealed anything about the thyoxin trafficking organisation and willingly shouldered the dishonour of the defeat for Basel. Despite that, Basel callously dismissed Keyserling's sacrifice as "unnecessary assistance" and continued to run his organisation even after he retired as a Vice Admiral some time after the Battle of Arlesheim. (DIS: 'Chapter I', 'Chapter III', 'Chapter IV')


In November 795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE), Basel received an anonymous warning that his crimes would be exposed. Suspecting that Keyserling, who he was going to meet later that month in Kreuznach III, would finally expose him, he decided to travel to Kreuznach III before the scheduled date and plan to silence his old friend by sending a thyoxin addict to kill him. His plot was foiled when Siegfried Kircheis, who was on vacation at Kreuznach III at that time, saved Keyserling from the attempted murder. Unbeknownst to him, his wife was aware of his crimes for quite some time and had in fact sent the warning to hope that he would apologise to Keyserling. Basel however refused to repent even after he was cornered by Kircheis, who began working with the Kreuznach III police to investigate him, and instructed his wife to destroy incriminating papers against him. Basel's final gambit failed when his wife was shot to death by Keyserling before she could destroy the papers and he was subsequently arrested by the Kreuznach III police. His fate after his arrest was unknown. (DIS: 'Chapter I', 'Chapter IV')



Background information

Basel is the third most populous city in Switzerland.

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