Gotthold Riefenstahl, Graf von Basaltberg, was an Andermani citizen and an officer of the early Imperial Andermani Navy.

In 1544 PD, he held the rank of Admiral and was in command of the battleship Vergeltung, the most powerful vessel in the Imperial fleet.

He was the father-in-law of Major Chien-lu Zhou of the Department of Naval Intelligence. (MA3)

In 1545 PD, he led a diplomatic mission to the Manticore on behalf of Emperor Gustav I. While on Manticore, he attended the wedding of Travis and Lisa Long, beginning a friendship that was further cemented during the events of the Battle of Tomlinson. (MA4)