Among Reinhard von Lohengramm's original admirals, Kesler commanded a fleet the least amount of times. His accolades are better represented by his policework and reforms of the imperial justice system.
Under the Goldenlöwe Dynasty he served as Superintendent of the Military Police and was credited with reforming them from their previous corrupt status. On the request of Cornelius Lutz he investigated Heydrich Lang and was able to provide Hildegard von Mariendorf with evidence that Lang had conspired to murder the imprisoned Nikolas Boltik, although this was too late to save the life of Lutz or to prevent the feud between Lang and Oskar von Reuenthal from leading to the latter's revolt against Reinhard. (LOGH: 'Rebellion Is a Hero's Privilege')
An upholder of law and order, Kesler prevented Wolfgang Mittermeyer from murdering Lang before the evidence could be placed before Reinhard. However, he was not averse to use forceful but legal methods to extract vital information from captive Terraists.
When Terraists launched an attack on the Imperial Residence in 801 UC, Kesler personally entered the building through a window while his men were pinned down at the main entrance, and armed only with a pistol, protected Hildegard and Annerose von Grünewald until they could be evacuated.
In 803 UC he would marry Marika von Feuerbach, a friend of Hildegard who had encouraged the relationship. By this point he would hold the rank of Fleet Admiral, promoted by Hildegard on the deathbed recommendation of Reinhard von Lohengramm.
Voice actor: Shūichi Ikeda
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