History: Elias Konrad Ritter was a minor son born to a knight in the service of the Lyran Commonwealth just a few years prior to the Clan invasion of 3049. The family lost their mech in the ensuing war, and was dispossesed. With their prestigious position within the military threatened, and older brothers in line for whatever assignments might be given, Elias joined the civil service shortly after he finished schooling. The time in the service was rather unremarkable, moving from post to post with regularity. With his last assignment, however, Ritter distinguished himself with his administration skills in handling a very delicate situation for a noble house. This put him on the list for promotion to a much higher echelon. Given the nature of the now Lyran Alliance, his lack of family ties to noble house meant that promotion would be the bottom of the barrel. Rather than be assigned a high level posting to a foreign power or even Liberty Holds, he was instead assigned to handle mercenary affairs with the MRBC.
Personality Profile: Elias is actually of English heritage, though has adopted a very German demeanor. Stereotypes have a basis in fact and the one of a no nonsense, efficient worker lacking humor applies very well to Elias. What he does not understand is his attempt at germanification is a bit overwrought sometimes, and his accent is terrible. His approach to work was deemed perfect for riding herd on mercenaries, but the question is who will influence the other the most?