The 13th FleetEdit
The Iserlohn InfiltrationEdit
When the 13th Fleet was formed after the battle of Astate, the regimental commander of the Rosen Ritter, Walter von Schenkopp, caught Yang Wenli's eye. Yang then had the Rosen Ritter transferred to the 13th Fleet, under his command. Despite rumors that Schenkopp, too, would betray the Alliance, Yang Wenli decided to trust him completely, and to use the Rosen Ritter as the crux of his plan to capture Iserlohn Fortress. Yang Wenli said, "If he turns traitor, they'll say I was no judge of character. The 'one man hero' will disappear from this world."
At the Fifth Battle of Tiamat, Walter von Schenkopp, led the Rosen Ritter, including Kasper Lintz and Linier Blumart, on an infiltration mission onto Iserlohn Fortress. Pretending to be wounded Imperial officers, they managed to infiltrate Iserlohn's command center and sieze it by taking Imperial admiral Thomas von Stockhausen hostage. Once they took control of the command center, they allowed the 13th Fleet inside the fortress. While Yang Wenli convinced the Iserlohn Fleet commander, Hans Dietrich von Seeckt, that the fortress had already been completely pacified by his forces, the Rosen Ritter swept through the fortress, fighting off the remaining Imperial forces in brutal hand-to-hand combat.
"As a close combat squadron formed from children of Imperial exiles they have unmatched skill in battle, but no fleet can control them."
-Admiral Alex Cazelnu