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Lisa Koenigs-Cober

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Lisa Koenìgs-Cober
Born 3026
Affiliation ComStar
Profession Primus of ComStar

Lisa Koenigs-Cober (Born 3026[1] - Died 3???) was a Com Guard officer who rose to become the Primus of ComStar, holding the position during Gray Monday.


Early life and Com Guard serviceEdit

In February 3058 Lisa Koenigs-Cober had just been named commander of the Terran Defense Force when the Word of Blake launched Operation ODYSSEUS. She narrowly escaped being killed in-flight when a squadron of AeroSpace Fighters attacked her DropShip, but that didn't stop her, and the other survivor of her lance, from proceeding from the crash site overland to Hilton Head Island in time to rescue Primus Sharilar Mori and escape the captured world. Escorting the Primus to Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht, on Tukayyid, she made her report about the Blakists' activities and waited to be relieved.[1]

Instead, the Precentor Martial praised her actions and named her head of the Invader Galaxy, the Com Guards’ newest division. Built entirely out of Clan salvage and staffed by the most wily and experienced officers in the Guard, it was designed to be the foil against which Focht would train the next generation of Com Guardsmen to stop the resumed Clan Invasion. Despite her wishes to return to Terra and face the Blakists, she threw herself into the task of commanding the Invader Galaxy. [2][1]

Although her command ability was never in doubt, Precentor Koenigs-Cober surprised many over the next few years with her skills at diplomacy. As the 472nd Division cycled unit after unit through the Com Guard proving grounds on Tukayyid, she dealt with many different egos and opposing-force commanders, and proved that she could handle all of them with aplomb. That diplomatic skill, coupled with the maturity she showed in backing down from her obsession with returning to Terra, led many to speculate that the Precentor might be a fine Precentor Martial one day, although she was not chosen when Victor Steiner-Davion stepped aside to deal with his sister. [3][1][1]

Surviving the 472nd's destruction on Tukayyid in 3068 during the early years of the Jihad, unlike the bulk of the Com Guards, upon the disbandment and merger into the Republic of the Sphere armed forces Koenigs-Cober remained with the Order. Following the death of Primus Gavin Dow in 3091, the First Circuit selected Koenigs-Cober in part before of her efforts against the Blakists. [4]

Primus of ComStarEdit

Little is known about Lisa Koenigs-Cober's reign as Primus, but evidence over the decades of her tenure show she was little more than a figurehead, with real power and control over the organization residing instead with the First Circuit and a select group of Precentors.[4]

Titles and PositionsEdit

Preceded by
Gavin Dow
Primus of ComStar
3091 – 31??

Succeeded by


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Era Report: 3062, p. 80, "Lisa Koenigs-Cober Profile"
  2. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 43, "12th Army V-beta (The Broadsword and Shield)"
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 88, "12th Army V-beta (The Broadsword and Shield)"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 81 "Factions - ComStar"