- This article is about the young Centauri Girl. For the Alien government Agent, see: Lyssa
"Did they live happily every after?"
- – Lyssa Deradi, 2278
Lyssa Deradi was the niece of the late Urza Jaddo by way of his youngest sister.
Lyssa grew up in a house built close to the Centauri Royal Palace by Londo Mollari after House Jaddo was put under the protection of House Mollari. In later years, Londo had the family moved into the palace itself for their own protection. As a result, Lyssa and her brother Luc had lived necessarily sheltered lives.
Lyssa was a quiet child, so quiet that her family believed there might be something wrong with her. In 2278, Lyssa met Emperor Londo Mollari when he named her brother Luc Emperor for five minutes and let him give one order. Luc's order was to hear a story about battles, to which Lyssa added that it be a true one. Londo told Luc, Lyssa, and Senna Refa, who was looking after the children, the story of Earth's disastrous first contact with the Minbari, and of the Earth-Minbari War.