Dusty Attemborough

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Rear Admiral Attemborough (798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE))
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
Rank: Vice admiral
Flagship(s): Masasoite
Triglav (former)
Status: Alive (801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE))
Born: 769 UC (460 IC / 3569 CE)
Played by: Kazuhiko Inoue

Dusty Attemborough (Japanese: ダスティ・アッテンボロー) was an admiral serving in the 13th Fleet of the Free Planets Alliance, under Yang Wen-li, and later a commander in the Iserlohn Republic. Attemborough was a close friend of Yang, and was the youngest admiral in FPA history.



Early Life

When Dusty was a teenager, he wished to follow in his father's footsteps and become a journalist. His father, however, demanded that his son join the military instead. Eventually, Mr. Attemborough told his son that, as a condition for allowing him marry Mrs Attemborough, his father-in-law forced him to promise that he would raise his son to be a soldier.

All of Mr Attemborough's children, however, were girls, and his father-in-law died in battle against the Galactic Empire a few months before Dusty was born. Believing her newborn son to be the reincarnation of her father, Mrs Attemborough named her her son Dusty after her father.

Dusty adamantly refused his father's request, only aquiescing when his father fell to his knees, crying. Compromising, they decided that Dusty would attend both the military academy and the FPA Officer Academy. Ultimately, Dusty was accepted into the military school, but was not accepted into university.

Upon his son's entrance into the military academy on Heinessen, Mr Attemborough gave him a "lucky charm" that his father-in-law had given him on his wedding day: a rusted key. He claimed that once, while in Dusty's grandfather's pocket, it had saved him from a bullet (despite the key itself having no marks to corroborate). (SL: 'The End of One Journey')

Alliance military service

A long-time friend of Yang Wenli, Dusty Attemborough first met Yang sometime before graduating from the Free Planets Alliance Officer Academy, and served together with Yang during both the Battle of Legnica and the Fourth Battle of Tiamat. In December 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE) he commanded the destroyer Elf III during the Sixth Battle of Iserlohn, the Alliance's military offensive against Iserlohn Fortress. During the Battle of Tiamat, Dusty was one of three other men who chose to accompany Yang Wen-li on a daring diversionary maneuver, one that ultimately led to the successful retreat of the Alliance navy from the Tiamat Starzone. After the Battle of Astarte, Attemborough became a staff advisor under newly appointed admiral Yang Wenli and the 13th Fleet. (Overture to a New War, LOGH: 'Birth of the 13th Fleet', My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars, HBSHBL: 'Truth Is the Daughter of Time')

Attemborough would continue to serve directly under Yang Wenli for most of the major battles of that era, including the Seventh Battle of Iserlohn that culminated in the bloodless capture of Iserlohn Fortress. (LOGH: 'Iserlohn Captured!')

Iserlohn Republic


Rank history



Name variations

Memorable quotes

  1. "We're doing this revolutionary war out of foppery and whim. Got that?"

Background information

The name Attemborough is a mistranslation of Attenborough, an Anglo-Saxon family name referring originally to a person who lived near a fortress or walled city.


Dusty Attemborough as he appeared in The Verge of Death (Part Two)
Dusty Attemborough in the Ryu Fujisaki manga.

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