Joachim von Neue Stauffen
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The Imperial chief of staff and premier under the reign of Kaiser Sigismund I, Joachim von Neue Stauffen was the husband of Kaiser Rudolph von Goldenbaum's eldest daughter, and the father of the Galactic Empire's second emperor, Sigismund I. Upon the death of Rudolph the Great, numerous riots and revolts broke out across Imperial territory, aiming at reestablishing the republican government that Rudolph had supplanted. Joachim von Neue Stauffen personally led the Imperial army against those rebels, executing nearly four million people. (LOGH: 'Julian's Journey, Mankind's Journey')
The term Stauffen is a variation of the German word of the Hohenstaufen, a Swabian house of nobility. Neue Stauffen thus relates to a rebirth of the House of Hohenstaufen, as Neue is the plural of Neu, which means New.