Having graduated at the head of his class from the Free Planets Alliance Officer Academy, Fork entered the military and rose to the rank of commander, in the Staff Office of General Headquarters, by 794 UC. Fleet Admiral Lazar Lobos thought very highly of him, and his concurrence of Rear Admiral Willem Holland's Operation Waltz on D-Line was a key factor in the plan being adopted, leading to the Sixth Battle of Iserlohn.
By mid-796 UC, Fork had been promoted to commodore. Around that time, he drafted and proposed an operation which would have had the Free Planets Star Fleet invade the territory of the Galactic Empire and liberate its citizens. This proposal was approved by the High Council, in large part as a way to ensure the council members' incumbency in their upcoming election.
Fork argued for the expedition — involving eight fleets, 200,000 ships, and over 30 million soldiers — as a noble 'crusade' and dismissed concerns from Vice Admirals Ulanhu and Yang that the plan was vague and overly optimistic. Fleet Admiral Sidney Sitolet insinuated, however, that the operation was proposed purely out of greed, as a means to a seat in the High Council and, eventually, the highest rank of the military.
Over the objections, public and private, of several members of the Alliance military and political leadership, the plan went forward in August of 796 UC. Although more than 200 starzones fell to the Alliance with no resistance, the Imperial military had taken the food stores of the inhabited planets during their evacuation, leaving the Alliance with the obligation to feed the 'liberated' citizens. This represented a significant supply burden on the Alliance, and Rear Support Chief Alex Cazellnu surmised that it would ultimately lead to an Imperial attack on the resulting supply lines from Heinessen. Fork dismissed this concern as well, and the High Council subsequently voted to continue the operation.
As Cazellnu had predicted, however, the 500-ship supply transport from Heinessen was attacked and completely destroyed. Fork, ostensibly under the orders of Commander-in-Chief Lazar Lobos, advised the Alliance invasion commanders to procure supplies 'on the spot'. This bred resentment within the Imperial populace, and led in short order to riots on multiple planets.
Realising their situation was untenable, the commanders at the front lines requested that they be allowed to withdraw. This request was relayed through Vice Admiral Alexander Bucock of the 5th Fleet to Fork, who was stationed at Iserlohn. An argument ensued and, following a series of rebukes from Bucock, Fork suffered a seizure resulting from conversion disorder and was temporarily blinded. He was then removed from active duty.
In March of the next year, after leaving hospital, Fork accosted HQ Chief Admiral Kubersly at the Strategical Planning Centre on Heinessen. He claimed that his illness had passed, and requested that he be put immediately back on active duty. When Kubersly responded negatively to his request, Fork drew a pistol and shot the admiral in the stomach. Kubersly ultimately survived, and Falk was committed for the next 3 years.
Assassination of Yang Wenli
On 15 April 800 UC, a suspicious fire occurred at the National Psychiatric Hospital, resulting in 11 dead or missing — including the former Commodore Fork. This fire was part of an abduction plot devised by the Terraist Church under Archbishop De Villier. Having freed Fork, De Villier persuaded him that as a hero of republican democracy it was his duty to stop and kill Yang Wenli, who at that time was planning negotiations with Reinhard. Fork, by this time quite psychotic, accepted this argument and resolved to assassinate Yang.
In May of that year, following heavy Imperial losses at the Battle of the Corridor, Kaiser Reinhard offered the prospect of peace talks. Although Boris Konev — having discovered the plot — attempted to warn Yang of Fork's intentions, the message did not arrive in time, and Yang departed Iserlohn on the Leda II to meet with the Kaiser. In the early morning hours of 1 June, it was revealed to the Leda II that Fork had commandeered an armed merchant ship and, having already dispatched two Imperial destroyers, was closing in on their position.
Unbeknownst to Fork, his part in the assassination plot was never intended to proceed past this point. As his ship began to attack, its two Terraist-controlled Imperial escort vessels opened fire, and Fork was killed. The destruction of Fork's ship earned the trust of Yang's political superiors, who allowed the escort vessels to dock, ultimately leading to the deaths of Yang and numerous others.
Voice actor: Furuya Toru