"One cannot build a palace on a foundation of mud, the mud must be treated, crafted into a foundation upon which greatness can be created."
- – The Writings of Emperor Kran
Kran's reign was a short one, barely a footnote in Centauri history. He came to the throne following the passing of Emperor Turis, a weak-willed ruler who left the Centauri Houses more fractured than ever, in an escalating fight for power and influence that threatened to become an out-and-out blood bath. In 2160 Kran was assassinated by a common man by the name of Tuk Maroth while the Emperor was leading the heads of the Centauri Noble Houses on a tour of the poorer areas of Centauri Prime in an effort to change their attitudes towards the poor and to curb their constant infighting.
In late 2262, as part of the restoration efforts on Centauri Prime following the end of the Centauri War, a gallery of art and statues dedicated to past Emperors was assembled in the Centauri Royal Palace and included a small bust of Kran that was easily the smallest in the collection.