von Kreutzer Katerose
Katerose von Kreutzer was born in 784 UC in Heinessenpolis, Heinessen. Her parents, who were together for only 3 days before they parted ways, were defectors to the Alliance from the Galactic Empire. She was raised by her mother, Rosalein von Kreutzer; her father, Walter von Schönkopf, was unaware of his child until later, when he received a letter informing him of her existence and name.
Katerose, by then often called Karin, rose to the rank of corporal in the air corps 1st Spartanian Squadron — piloting Spartanian 202 — by the middle of 799 UC. Around that time, she accompanied Fleet Admiral Yang Wen-li's Ark Fleet, under the command of High Admiral Merkatz, to the Dayan Khan supply base, which became their temporary headquarters. It was there that her Spartanian squadron commander, Wing Commander Olivier Poplin, introduced her to Sub-lieutenant Julian Mintz.
Later that year, Dusty Attemborough — having recalled Karin's name from past discussions with Schönkopf, who was also stationed on Dayan Khan — discovered Karin's name on a personnel list. Shortly thereafter, he informed Schönkopf of her presence in the fleet; Schönkopf responded by removing her name from the list of applicants to the upcoming operation to retake Iserlohn Fortress. The fortress was successfully recaptured by Yang's forces, without her involvement, by the beginning of 800 UC.
Karin's first engagement following the retaking of Iserlohn was the Battle of the Corridor in late April of 800 UC, when her Spartanian squadron was deployed to fight the Black Lancers and Fahrenheit Fleet. She returned safely from this battle, having shot down one enemy fighter.
Her next and final battle as part of the Yang/Iserlohn forces came in February 801 UC, with the Eleventh Battle of Iserlohn. During this battle her squadron, led by Wing Commander Poplin, made significant achievements in dog-fighting, destroying 104 Imperial Walküre fighters whilst losing only 16 Spartanians. Karin accounted for at least 2 enemy fighters herself.
Karin did not actively participate in the final battle between the Iserlohn Republic and the Empire, the Battle of Shiva. However, she was present on the flagship Ulysses, when Julian Mintz and the Rosen Ritter — including her father — boarded the supreme flagship of Kaiser Reinhard, the Brünhild.
Julian, with the help of the Rosen Ritter, was able to meet with Kaiser Reinhard and request talks. Reinhard agreed to hear his proposals, and he allowed the remaining forces from Iserlohn, including Karin, to accompany the Imperial fleet to Heinessen.
After a brief meeting with Julian, Reinhard invited him and his party — Attemborough, Poplin, and Karin — to the Imperial capital, Fezzan. During their stay there (at the hotel Berncastel), Reinhard entered the terminal stages of the illness he had long been suffering from. Realising his death was near, he requested the presence of the Iserlohn group at the provisional Imperial residence, Welserd.
Whilst there, a handful of the remaining Terraists — which the Empire had all but eradicated two years prior — attacked the Welserd compound; Karin was present for this but did not participate in the ensuing gun fight. Soon thereafter, Reinhard succumbed to his illness. Julian's proposal to grant autonomy to the Barlat Starzone, including the planet Heinessen, had been accepted by Reinhard before he died, and, following a short stay on Fezzan, Karin and Julian intended to return to Heinessen.
Voice actor: Mitsuishi Kotono