Franz von Mariendorf

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Count Mariendorf (800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE))
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Occupation: Minister of state (retired)
Status: Alive (801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE))
Children: Hildegard von Mariendorf
Played by: Nakamura Tadashi

Franz von Mariendorf (Japanese: マリーンドルフ伯フランツ) was a member of the nobility, he is best known for helping to implement major reforms and being the first Minister of State of the Goldenlöwe Dynasty, as well as being the father of the empress and regent of the Goldenlöwe Dynasty, Hildegard von Lohengramm.

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Political career

In 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE), Mariendorf acted on behalf of Kaiser Friedrich IV to persuade Maximilian von Castrop to agree to the Kaiser's terms and surrender the money that his father, Eugen von Castrop, had siphoned off from the Empire during his term as Minister of Finance. Mariendorf was unable to prevent the Castrop Rebellion however, and was imprisoned on Castrop for the duration of the rebellion. He was subsequently freed when Siegfried Kircheis swiftly put an end to the rebellion. (LOGH: 'The Castrop Rebellion')

After the New Galactic Empire was established, he was appointed by Reinhard von Lohengramm as Minister of State, a position which he would hold until January 801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE) when his daughter became the empress, whereupon he resigned to prevent a conflict of interest. (LOGH: 'The Kümmel Incident', 'Long Live the Empress! (Hoff Kaiserin)')

Personal life

Franz von Mariendorf had no family to speak of, other than his only daughter, Hildegard von Mariendorf, whom he loved greatly. When the Lippstadt Conspiracy threw the Empire into a civil war, Mariendorf's first impulse was to stay neutral then if he had to choose, to side with Duke Otho von Braunschweig against the Imperial Regent, Klaus von Lichtenlade, and Reinhard von Lohengramm.

Hildegard argued with her father against that course of action, and after considering it he allowed her to do as she saw fit — and to allow the family to ally directly with Reinhard von Lohengramm — effectively ceding political control over the Mariendorf family to his daughter. In exchange for her support, Hildegard von Mariendorf persuaded Reinhard to agree to allow the nobles that did not rebel against him to keep their wealth, property and titles after most nobility lost theirs for rebelling against Reinhard. (LOGH: 'The Lippstadt Conspiracy')

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Mariendorf is a locality of the German capital Berlin.

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