Sternritter are the elite Quincy commanders, loyal to the Quincy Emperor Yhwach and the Wandenreich Empire.
The Sternritter are the elite commanders of the Wandenreich army. They are completely loyal and devoted to the cause of the Wandenreich and the Quincy Emperor Yhwach. Each member of the Sternritter is handpicked by Yhwach to serve as both his commanders and his bodyguards, bestowing each of them with a letter. The letter itself is a part of Yhwachs very soul, and it bestows upon them power related to the chose letter. The bestowment takes place at a ceremony in which the chosen recipient of the letter drinks the blood of Yhwach, and in so doing carves a part of his own soul as well as the chosen letter into the subject. Yhwach does this in order to keep himself alive, because upon the death of one of his Sternritter, he re-absorbs the part of his soul he gave to them, gaining his strength back for each one that falls.
The Sternritter seem to have very little in the way of a command or organizational structure, however the Grandmaster of the order, Jugram Haschwalth, seems to be the de-facto figure head of the Sternritter. Uryuu Ishida is also inducted into the Sternritter by Yhwach and bestowed the letter "A", like Yhwach himself, however its unknown if he is associated with the Sternritter forces in anything other than his schrift.
Despite all members of the Sternritter serving as the Emperors guards, Yhwach personally picked 4 powerful members to induct into his Elite Guard. The members included in his elite guard are, Gerard Valkyrie "The Miracle", Pernida Parnkgjas "The Compulsory", Lille Barro "The X-Axis" and Askin Nakk Le Vaar "The Deathdealing. It's unknown how powerful these Elite Guard are in comparison to the other Sternritter, but given Yhwach brought them into the Soul King Palace in order to fight the Royal Guard, it can be assumed they are the most powerful members of the Sternritter.
|"C"- "The Compulsory"||Pernida Parnkgjas||(Active)|
|"D" - "The Deathdealing"||Askin Nakk Le Vaar||(Active)|
|"E" - "The Explode"||Bambietta Basterbine||(Undead)|
|"F" - "The Fear"||As Nodt||(Deceased)|
|"G" - "The Glutton"||Liltotto Lamperd||(Active)|
|"H" - "The Heat"||Bazz-B||(Active)|
|"I" - "The Iron"||Cang Du||(Deceased)|
|"J" - "The Jail"||Kirge Opie||(Deceased)|
|"L" - "The Love"||Pepe Waccabrada||(Deceased)|
|"M" - "The Miracle"||Gerard Valkyrie||(Active)|
|"O" - "The Overkill"||Driscoll Berci||(Deceased)|
|"P" - "The Power"||Meninas McAllon||(Active)|
|"Q" - "The Question"||Berenice Gabrielli||(Deceased)|
|"R" - "The Roar"||Jerome Guizbatt||(Deceased)|
|"S" - "The Superstar"||Mask De Masculine||(Deceased)|
|"T" - "The Thunderbolt"||Candice Catnipp||(Active)|
|"V" - "The Visionary"||Gremmy Thoumeaux||(Deceased)|
|"W" - "The Wind"||Nianzol Weizol||(Deceased)|
|"X" - "The X-Axis"||Lille Barro||(Active)|
|"Y" - "The Yourself"||Royd Lloyd||(Deceased)|
|"Y" - "The Yourself"||Loyd Lloyd||(Deceased)|
|"Z" - "The Zombie"||Giselle Gewelle||(Deceased)|