Count of Dendtler
| His Lordship|
The Count of Dendtler
| Keeper of the Seal|
Baron of Bastanchury
Knight Commander of the Snowflake
|In Office||8 May 2019 - Present|
|Preceded by||Office created|
|In Office||28 September 2018 - Present|
|Preceded by||Duke of Sherman As Minister of the Treasury|
|In Office||15 November 2018 - Present|
|Preceded by||Captain-General Ciani|
|In Office||22 March 2018 - 8 May 2019|
|Preceded by||Duke of Ravencroft|
|Issue||none current or expected|
|Father||Gerhardt Paul Schroeder|
|Mother||Meredith Ann Green|
The Count of Dendtler is a noble peer who has served in several roles in the Government of Westarctica. His Lordship currently holds two positions on the Royal Council: Minister of Commerce and Commissioner of the Treasury. Additionally, since 2018, the Count has served as military governor of Calsahara with the rank of Captain-General.
The Count has been an extremely active member of the Royal Council and was responsible for designing Westarctica's first paper currency, the Ice mark. His Lordship was appointed to the position of Commissioner of the Treasury with responsibility for managing the Central Bank of Westarctica on behalf of the Crown.
As Minister of Information, the Count's primary duty was to help populate Encyclopedia Westarctica with articles and he was instrumental in creating the first 500 articles in the wiki. Despite no longer holding the Minister of Information post, he still maintains some responsibility over the wiki as a Senior Admin.
His Lordship served as Minister of Information for just over a year from 2018 - 2019, when he was transferred to the post of Minister of Commerce to oversee Westarctica's retail product offerings. As part of his new responsibilities, the Count was given possession of the Great Seal of Westarctica and was granted the honorific of Keeper of the Seal. In this capacity, His Lordship is responsible for personally sealing all Letters Patent that are granted to new peers.
As Captain-General of Calsahara
Although the Count has only visited his domain in the Colony of Calsahara on one occasion, he provided several invaluable services during that trip. The first was the dramatic expansion and renovation of Montague Square in the Capital city of Otisburg. Due to heavy rains during the previous year, the entire square had become completely overgrown with thick patches of needlegrass. These sharp needle-like spurs had to be carefully removed so the bricks of the square would be visible again. Once the square was cleaned up, the Count supervised the laying of new paver stones, effectively doubling the size of Montague Square.
During an inspection tour of Hooverville, the Count noticed a large crow trapped on a piece of twine inside the rafters of the dilapidated building. Without regard for his own safety, the Count climbed up into rafters and spent approximately three minutes cutting the twine with a shard of broken glass. The crow was freed from the twine and left in peace to recover from its ordeal. This animal rescue operation also confirmed the presence of a white barn owl living inside Hooverville in the same roost as the crow.
In 2020, after two years of faithful service, he was granted the Westarctican title Count of Dendtler, so-named for Dendtler Island. This island is located on the extreme eastern border of Westarctica and its sovereignty is divided between Westarctica and the Chilean Antarctic Territory.
Knight of the Snowflake
On 15 July 2018, at the fourth annual Royal Polo Match, His Lordship was invested as a Knight Commander in the Order of the Snowflake in recognition of his work creating and maintaining Encyclopedia Westarctica.