Paula Trevaline

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"Lady Death" Paula Trevaline at age 34.

Paula Trevaline (Born 2991[1] - Died 3075[2]), who was better known as Lady Death, whose arrogant and cruel ways were well known. She was known for the Bravado personality that allowed her climb the ranks of Pirate clan. Her principle goal was to accumulate as much wealth and power as possible at the expense of others. She delighted in humiliating her captives before executing them.

In her prime in 3025, she was tall and muscular, with waist-length red hair and gray eyes. She was known to coat her long fingernails with poison nail polish.[3]

Character History[edit]

Early Life and Rise to Power[edit]

Trevaline was born on the Periphery world of Tortuga Prime, a child of a reluctant pirate Gunnery Master. At age eleven, she had killed her first rival. She would proceed on path to become a pirate, climbing up its ranks.

In 3015, she became Senior Mate on the Tortuga City's Council of the Damned. During this year she a had fencing match with then-reigning monarch of the Pirates and the Dominion, Lord Kalvin Bar-Dyness. In this match, her skills allowed to achieve one of her life goals, becoming supreme leader of the Pirates of Tortuga Dominion. She gave herself the title of Dame Murderess Extraordinaire.[4]

Early Piracy Career and Imprisonment[edit]

During the first stretch of her career as Pirate Queen of the Tortunga Dominion, she employed her Pirates in Federated Suns and near-by Periphery nation states. She continued to maintain her power with has been described as armies of cutthroat-like assassins. However, she had been known to taken down opponents to her rule with her poisoned nails.

However, 3042, the 9th FedCom RCT was dispatched to Periphery by First Prince Hanse Davion to hunt down Trevaline. The conflict cost Davion over nine hundred infantry, a battalion of Armor Vehicles, and two companies of BattleMechs. However, in the end, they succeeding in capturing Lady Death and bringing her to justice on New Syrtis. There she was sent to maximum-security prison for twenty-two years, until she managed to escape her captors in 3064 during the FedCom Civil War. [5]

Later Piracy Career[edit]

Formation of Death's Consorts and the Pirates Haven Star Cluster[edit]

Once free of her imprisonment on New Syrtis, Trevaline returned to her old career of piracy. She had learned bitter lessons from her fall from power in the Tortuga Dominion. She headed to Verdigreis, where she sent out a call for new recruits to join her. From thousands of pirates who answered the call, she selected only the elite of these warriors to form her new pirate band, the Death's Consorts. She had other potential recruits go to the Pirate's Haven Star Cluster to meet her there. She quickly commenced the first pirate raids with the Consorts against Althea's Choice, where they resupplied themselves.

After arriving at the Pirate's Haven Star Cluster, she moved her forces to the only inhabitable planet in the system. There she seized control of the planet and the cluster from the Pirate Lord, Bloody James Kaiten.[6] Pirates from her old holdings, as well other pirate bands, continued to flock to her banner in the Cluster.

In the years after taking the Pirate's Cluster. She setup, and fortified her position, where she began to have her techs build their own light BattleMechs from supplies and parts acquired in raids over the years. The Brigand was used to make money as well as strengthen her pirate band. She designed it tp have armor in back, to guarantee that her MechWarriors would keep fighting and not retreat.[7]

By 3067, her band had benefited from the secession of the Calderon Protectorate from Taurian Concordat and the death of two of its worlds.[8] She began striking the Protectorate with the new Battle Armor her raiding forces had been fielding.[9]

The Jihad and Her Demise[edit]

During the Jihad, Lady Death led her Death's Consorts in assaulting her own former kingdom the Tortuga Dominion, destroying its current rulers the pirate band known as the Tortuga Fusiliers.[10]. After reasserting her control over the Dominion, she then moved on to enter the service of the Malagrotta Cooperative with a Letter of Marque. Which she leads her people into fighting pirate invested Cooperative, as mercenaries. However, in October, 3076, she is allegedly murdered by Cooperative elected leader Marion Whillshire.[11]

Ranks and Titles[edit]

Preceded by
Lord Kalvin Bar-Dyness
Leader of the Tortuga Dominions

Succeeded by
Twyla "The Major" Sumeral[12]

Preceded by
Commanding Officer of the Death's Consorts

Succeeded by
Gary Tiqualme

Preceded by
Bloody James Kaiten
Leader of the Pirates Haven Star Cluster
3064 – ????

Succeeded by
Gary Tiqualme


Though not publicly known, Word of Blake had aided Lady Death in early 3060s just as she escaped New Syrtis. However, the nature of this aid has never been specified.[13][14]


  1. ↑ The Periphery, p. 154 - Age 34, source game year it was published was 3025.
  2. ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3076 p. 51 - Under New Management - Gary Tiqualme announces murder of Paula Trevaline.
  3. ↑ The Periphery, p. 154 - Personal Profile of Lady Death Paula Trevaline.
  4. ↑ The Periphery (1988), p. 154 - Early Life of Paul Trevaline.
  5. ↑ Field Manual: Periphery, pp. 124-125 - Paula Lady Death Trevaline - The Lady Death - Brief history & update profile up to 3064 of Paula Trevaline.
  6. ↑ Field Manual: Periphery, p. 126 - Death's Consorts unit profile - Lady Death's career after imprisonment and her new realm.
  7. ↑ Technical Readout: 3067, p. 46 - Brigand - Lady Death has her own Light 'Mech produced in the Haven Star Cluster.
  8. ↑ Field Manual: Updates, p. 199 - Formation of Calderon and death of two Concordat worlds allows for Lady Death's band to prosper.
  9. ↑ Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 11 - Calderon Protectoate is hit by Lady Death's new Battle Armor which is been rumored by intel.
  10. ↑ Masters & Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers p. 239 - Tortuga Prime - Lady Death & her Consorts retake Tortuga Dominion from Tortuga Fusiliers.
  11. ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 51 - Under New Management - Announcement of Lady Death's murder by Malagrotta elected leader.
  12. ↑ Field Manual: The Periphery, p. 130 - Tortuga Fusiliers - Twyla Sumeral and her former mercenaries take over control of the Dominion in 3054.
  13. ↑ Field Manual: Updates p. 199 - Lady Death Trevaline has Word of Blake messenger flogged with message her debt paided in full.
  14. ↑ Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 111 - Rumor of Word of Blake operatives secretly meeting with Lady Death.