Named for the first Capellan Chancellor to die in battle,  Ilsa was the oldest child of Sun-Tzu Liao and Naomi Centrella. Born out wedlock, she was not formally the part line of succession until her father offically adopted her following the announcement on the 20th of February 3069 that Sun-Tzu and Naomi were engaged.
Already a stunningly beautiful as her mother, Ilsa was sixteen years old when she was named the honorary sang-shao of the elite Red Lancers, a unit whose nickname of the "Red Heart Guards" honoured the loss of her namesake. The Lancers staged a full military parade on her birthday, posters of the young Ilsa posing with several of the Guards atop the canopy of a Men Shen OmniMech widely distributed across both the Confederation and Magistracy in its wake. 
Ilsa is shrewd manipulator is able use he beauty and intelligence to achieve her goals, she shown to truelly inherit her father's sense of duty and keen intelligence.
She later years she succeeded her mother as Magestrix of the Magistracy of Canopus. Not publicly known she had one child with her brother Daoshen, Danai Liao-Centrella. She was married to Duke Ari Humphreys of the Duchy of Andurien as another means to secure peace and control for both her nations.
Her daughter's identity was not publicly known. To the outside world, she was only known as her younger sister, Danai. She secretly manipulated her brother and politics behind the scenes.
Positions and Titles
|Magestrix of the Magistracy of Canopus
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- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 42 - Ilsa appearence
- ↑ 2.02.1Field Manual: 3085, p. 23 "Capellan Confederation - Capellan Hussars - Red Lancers"
- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 42 Line of Succession Secured! - Official announcement of Ilsa's adoption and her succession secured.
- ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
- ↑ Principles of Desolation, pp. 182-183