Ovlesser had attained the rank of high admiral at some point prior to Reinhard von Lohengramm's return from the Battle of Astarte in early 796 UC, and was present for his promotion to fleet admiral. As a flag officer and noble, he was on familiar terms with high-ranking members of the Imperial Navy, including Gregor von Mückenberger and Willibald Joachim von Merkatz; he confided in the former that he believed Lohengramm's success at Astarte was simply coincidence.
Imperial Civil War
Following Admiral Staden's loss to Marquis Lohengramm's forces and subsequent retreat to Rentenberg, Lohengramm sought to take the fortress, and placed Admirals Mittermeyer and Reuenthal in charge of securing its nuclear fusion reactor. In order to gain access to the reactor, the admirals sent infantry through passage #6, where they met with defeat at the hands of Ovlesser. In total he personally repelled eight separate attempts to break through the passage.
This resulted in a brief withdrawal, but eventually the two admirals were able to subdue Ovlesser by trapping him in a pit dug into the floor of the passage, and ultimately the fortress was secured.
At the suggestion of his advisor, Paul von Oberstein (who had hoped to provoke unease and suspicion amongst the Lippstadt nobles), Lohengramm provided Ovlesser with a ship and allowed him to return to Geiersburg Fortress, from which the Lippstadt forces were being coordinated. There, he met with Duke Otho von Braunschweig, who accused Ovlesser of treachery and ordered his execution. After a short altercation with the Duke's guards, Ovlesser was shot and killed by Commodore Ansbach.
Ovlesser's personal life reflected his direct personality and his interest in close combat and violence. His house was full of stuffed trophies of wild animals and there were blades and firearms mounted on the walls. He also chewed ice from his drinks.
Voice actor: Daisuke Gōri
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