Von Toerbach, Baron Rolf

Reclusive leader of the planet Protalus (0128 Core) during the years preceding the Confederacy Civil War (-239 to -237).  Baron von Toerbach's aides saw to it that few outsiders ever saw him face to face.  So prevalent was this practice that anti-confederacy propagandists took advantage of it: it was widely reported that the Baron was a hideous mutant, although some later historians dispute this claim.

Even though few ever saw the Baron, his influence created a near fanaticism in the leaders of the rebellion, who seemed bent on dominating the Great Spiral at almost any cost.

The Baron was presumed lost aboard his flagship Tellamachia during the final battle of the Civil War.

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