von Mariendorf Franz
In 487 IC, 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 Treasury Secretary. 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.
After the New Galactic Empire was established, he was appointed by Reinhard von Lohengramm as Secretary of State, a position which he would hold until January 3 NIC when his daughter became the empress, whereupon he resigned to prevent a conflict of interest.
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.
Voice actor: Nakamura Tadashi