Being the only daughter of Coordinator Vincent Kurita, she was groomed from birth to one day become the Keeper of House Honor. She would be entrusted to become the moral and social soul of the Draconis Combine. In addition to the pressure of her future position, she had to deal with the pain of tragedy from being separated from her mother and older brother due to Parkinson's disease. Due to this pain, she and her brother Theodore Kurita became close while growing up.
When she was officially granted the title of Keeper of House Honor, when she was twenty-three, she provided both her father and brother wise counsel. Despite her father's not caring for what others thought, she did worry about public opinion and went about mitigating the worst of the gossip.
Emi was able to narrowly escape an assassination attempt on her life after finding out about a conspiracy against the ruling Kurita family. Since both her parents and brothers were dead, she had no choice but to seek asylum with the Nova Cats who harbored loyalty to her family and not the "puppet" Coordinator Yori Kurita. While hiding within the protection of the Nova Cats, she went on a personal mission to conceive a child to continue the true line of Kurita blood.
Once a child was conceived, and with the backing of both the Nova Cats and Katana Tormark's Dragon's Fury, Emi was able to get a sizable force to rebel against the Dragon Throne. Unfortunately for her, the forces of Matsuhari Toranaga were stronger and the forces loyal to her were brutally suppressed.
Emi decided to take the life of herself and her son, Daisuke, with poison rather than to see both of them paraded and/or executed as an example.
- Era Report: 3145, p. 91, "Emi Kurita profile"