Character Description
Emma is a small woman, she kept herself in excellent shape due to special exercise program.
She has a dusty complexion, with gray eyes and curly hair.
 Chracter History
 Early History
Born on Luxen in the palace of Diana by her mother Kyalla Centrella, Emma became the holder of the title of Duchess of Luxen. Her father, (Kyalla's second husband) died by order her mother for treason. Her though her father was guilty of attempting over throw his wife, she knows her mother's infidelities drove him such extreme measures. Her mother's actions force her to keep true feeling of wanting to avenge her father death beneath facade of loyalty and support to her mother. He mother taught her the skills of games of politics and how handle the court.
At age 15, she begun training to become MechWarrior and to serve with Magistracy's Royal Guard. By age 17 she had earned the rank of Ensign in MAF's military.
During this time, she made inroads with political circles and military personnel. Getting herself established as force in Canopus's government.
 Canopian-Andurien Alliance
In 3030, Emma had steadly climbed the ranks of MAF. She however, caught her mothers political workings when Kyalla revealed she was to marry Duchess Catherine Humphreys' fifth son, Richard in political alliance with Duchy of Andurien. Emma knew of Richard's hedonistic ways and rejected him. Her mother was upset with this, since it was to seal their alliance between the Duchy of Andurien and Canopus. So she transferred her to command the newly formed 2nd Canopian Cuirassiers which was stationed on the Liao/Canopus border.
When the Andurien-Canopus War began late that year, the 2nd Canopian lead Task Force Duo contained two other RCTs as part of Canopus first wave of the Andurien-Canopus War. First striking world of Repulse, the task force fought elements of the Kincade's Rangers to surrender. However, majority of the unit started its guerrilla war against 2nd Capanius and its allied forces through assassination, bombing and others things to roase its Emma's forces paranoia.
Emma was noted for saving her task force from destruction at the end of the War on New Roland. She with her forces fought against House Dai Da Chi and Kamakura’s Hussars for three months until they withdrew from the planet in February of early 3035.
Taskforce Duo withdrew to Canopus IV to recover from their order deal of the failed campaign against the Capellans. However, the conflict had not been completely resolved. In May, a reprisal raid in the form of 2 battalions of the 4th McCarron's Armored Cavalry aka "Leo's Demons" arrived on Canopus's doorsteps. The fighting surprised the defending forces. However, Emma organized a counter-assault against elite Liao mercenaries to force them quit the planet after three days of fighting.
 Ascent to the throne and the fall of Kyalla
After the war, the Emma became more vocal about her mother's actions that lead to the war. During this period, she became close to Ramilie's Raiders Mechwarrior Nicholas Ramilie. Their relationship flushed into family, which was kept secret from her mother.
By 3039, she had become very popular with public whom did not like the light that current Magestrix had cast on the Magistracy. With her paranoia every growing, Kyalla order her daughter's arrest and would be assassination. Emma was saved in time and she fled to the world of Hardcore. There her allies gathered to formulate a plan to take throne from standing Magestrix. One their allies arriving on orders to arrest her, allow them opportunity to confront Kyalla. In May, 3040 Emma arrived under escort to her mother's chambers in chains, secretly unlocked. Her mother gloated over her and Emma simply removed her chains. Her mother ordered the traitor to be shot, but instead had Emma's guards arrest her instead. After Kyalla's arrest, several psychiatrists’ exams, she was declared paranoid and unfit rule. The Canopian electorate quickly ratified Emma ascension to throne, becoming the 17th Magestrix.
 First efforts as Magestrix
After assuming the throne, she begun to work to revive Canopian's economy. First starting to expand their existing traditional trades. She allowed for all forms of non-violent forms of industries to flush ranging from gambling, pleasure circuses to medical science. Making Magistracy second to none in the Inner Sphere. Offering her people's services to the worlds of the Inner Sphere. By 3048, the Canopus's economy had recovered and was banner year for profits.
During the Clan Invasion, Emma proposed to other Periphery nations form defense pact to solidify their resources fight what could be invasion of the periphery after Clans were done with Inner Sphere. In 3051 her proposal fell on deaf ears, as to most nations schoff at possibilities of Clan wanting threaten them. Her nation's rival, Marian Hegemony, leaked details of her plans to Inner Sphere in hope they attack her. It leader, Caesar Sean O’Reilly order attack on Canopian trade vessels traveling between his realm and Lothian League.
Frustrated with her efforts coming to not, she turn to her intelligence agency, the MIM. She gave them orders to gather information on the new Clan invaders, only Periphery nation to actively do so. MIM agency used the Canopian pleasure circuses as one means gather information. With another being loose network of Errants MechWarriors. The lone MechWarriors protectors were hired to scout out the invaders by going worlds near or in path of their invasion. The information gleamed from these intelligence agencies gave insight to Emma the basic Clan strategies and their conquest. However their efforts were unable salvage much of any technology since the invaders were seldom loosing. Magestracy Intelligences agents were able to give some bits of reverse-engineered technology the Draconis Combine was able to come up with.
 The Bull and Liao
Also, individuals from Taurian Concordat begun speak through what was described as back channels. Being impressed by Emma's efforts try to form an Alliance to protect the Periphery, but also help combat growing problems of the Marian Hegemony. The Heir-apparent, Jeffrey Calderon whom served with Marshal Haji Doru of the Taurian Guards formed friendship which lead them to contact Magistracy. They had begun to have secret talks with her as was the Sun Tzu Liao. In hoping their partnership would keep Emma from completely falling into company of Liao Chancellor. In hopes of becoming partner with another stable Periphery state. The young heir was risking a lot to contacting Emma, with his own parent's ever growing paranoia growing.
In 3056, now Protector Jeffery Calderon convinces Emma to sign the Treaty of Taurian, which strengths its military and economic ties between their two nations. This brought new wave of colonization in area between the two nations. In 3058, however, Emma was meeting by Liao Chancellor on Canopus IV, where he appealed to her as part effort to foster an alliance with Periphery nation. During this time pirate raids had increased dramatically, with intelligence pointing to the Marian Hegemony, as three world governors are assassinated by these raiders. MIM's sketchy information also suggested them being backed by the Word of Blake. These assassinations had sent the worlds of Gambilon, Palladix and Marantha into riot/panic. After Sun Tzu with her daughter Naomi lead Capellan force to root out renegade Word of Blake operations that was fronting the pirate raids. Emma reconsidered her position on the treaty. With the prospects of upgrading her military, Emma agreed with alliance with Sun Tzu.
At end of the year, Emma signed on what Sun Tzu called "Trinity Alliance". Which her House world provide troops in exchange for upgrading MAP and aide help colonize the New Colony Region. In signing the the treaty, she was aware of Liao getting more from the treaty then them. Emma signed the treaty in hopes of luring her Taurian allies sign on as well to keep House Liao depend on them so he would continue to support them.
She received angry response from Protectorate Jeffery Calderon stating allowing House Liao to interfere with the periphery's affairs. Emma attempted to calm her ally down to join the alliance and arrange meeting in the Colony Region world of Detroit.
 Detroit Summit
In December 3060, Emma and her Taurian ally Protectorate Calderon has arrived on Detroit. Awaiting the arrival of Chancellor Liao arrive so they could begin the Detroit Conference that would tie together their nation into a true Trinity Alliance.
However, Colony President Serman Maltin of the New Colony Region arrived with force of Marshalls and seized conference taking Emma and Jeffery hostage. Maltin had "regretted" to resort to doing this but felt only way for his "people" have freedom to take care of their own problems. Having Emma and Jeffery hostage, their respective nations were unable to act in fear of killing them.
In February 3061, Emma's daughter Naomi headed rescue effort with Capellan forces to free them from rebel president's clutches. By June, Destroit campaign lead to Emma being liberated after fierce fire fight. However, in process ended the life of Protectorate caused in battle for their liberation.
In end working out for Emma and Sun Tzu, no longer having Protectorate who did not true Sun Tzu holding up things. His appointed replacement, Lord Grover Shraplen whom was envious of Calderon's achievements was in Emma's opinion likely sign on with Trinity Alliance.
 The Trinity Alliance
Emma kept trying to manage both the colony region and Liao demands for more troops. When Protector Sharplen signed the August of 3062, they did not live up to their bargain. Not providing enough troops and concentrating on the Sharplen ever sharpening paranoia of Davion threat. Canopus-Concordat alliance began to fade in 3060s, with Liao's conflict in St. Ives growing more brutal with her own people fighting it her people were becoming question the alliance. Seeing pirate activity increasing in the New Colony Region, she dispatches the 1st Magistracy Highlanders to Detroit. They garrison the planet under Canopian protection try word off raids against new refurbished 'Mech factory there.
When Sun-Tzu elevates Taurian Concordat to a provisional member of the new Star League, Emma gives a calculated protest of this slight for not promoting Canopus in joining the League. So she pulls out all MAF troops from Capellan operations in 3064. Emma's protest was to remind Sun-Tzu how much they depended on them. Retuning them year later, but its effects were felt for years to come.
In 3066 she decides to recognize the region as a nation, Fronc Reaches. When her partner in Taurian Concordat protests, she points out there no forces to spare to police the colonies. Forcing him to recognize the region as nation.
 The Jihad and death
In November 3067 Emma Centrella did not attend the Fourth Whitter Conference, where her nation was to be made a member of the Star League on Tharkad. Her ally of the Trinity Alliance, Sun-Tzu Liao, sent a record message denouncing the League as hollow alliance.
While in captivity, the Canopian resistance grew against the Blakist forces. In August 3071, her son's mercenary force, Ramilie's Raiders assaulted Canopus. While Newton Ramilie engaged 34th Division and elements of the 41st Division a special detail of lances covered the escape of Doru. However, Emma's son and his majority of his unit was wiped out. It is unclear what exactly happened to Emma Centrella, with speculation of her death in fire bombings by Blakist forces.
 Marriage and family
She had six children with mercenary Nicolas Ramilie; daughters Danai, Naomi, and Erde. Which all three were under assumed names as boys, during reign of her mother to protect them any political threats. She has one son, Newton Ramilie II, whom joined his father Mercenary unit when it departed ways with MoC. It unclear if the later two children mentioned existed due to heavy security measures taken to protect Emma's children.
 Character Notes
In the 20 Year Update, Emma originally had total of six children with her husband. Named; Sandra, Joseph, Mitchell, Newton, Albert, and Carol. It is unclear what happen to them other two. Danai, Naomi and Erde were under assumed names list as her children.
 Positions and titles
|Magestrix of the Magistracy of Canopus
3040 – 3071
| Succeeded by|
|Duchess of Luxen
3040 – 3071
| Succeeded by|
 Portrait Gallery
- ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 82, "Emma Centrella Profile"
- ↑ The Periphery, p. 102
- ↑ Shattered Sphere, p. 124
- ↑ Historical: Brush Wars, p. 54
- ↑ Historical: Brush Wars, p. 66
- ↑ Historical: Brush Wars, p. 67, 138
- ↑ Historical: Brush Wars, pg. 84
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, pp. 43-46
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, pp. 57-58
- ↑ Handbook: Major Periphery States, pp. 57-58 - Highlights of Treaty of Taurian and dealings with Sun Tzu
- ↑ Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 60
- ↑ Shattered Sphere, p. 112, 115
- ↑ Shattered Sphere, pp. 117-118
- ↑ Handbook: Periphery Major States, p. 69-71
- ↑ Dawn of the Jihad, p. 25
- ↑ Dawn of the Jihad, p. 116
- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 58
- ↑ Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 96
- ↑ Battletech Writers signal what is known about canon children.
- ↑ 20 Year Update, p. 86