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House Kurita (The Draconis Combine)

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House Kurita
The Draconis Combine
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Development Jordan Weisman, Tara Gallagher (Production Managers)
L. Ross Babcock (Editor-In-Chief)
Primary writing Boy F. Petersen, Jr.
Tara Gallagher
Todd Huettel
Donna Ippolito
John Theisen
Robt. Wells
Pages 192
Cover artwork Dana Knutson
Interior artwork David R. Deitrick
Illustrations Jim Holloway
Todd F. Marsh
Jeff Laubenstein
Tim Bradstreet
Dana Knutson
Tara Gallagher
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1620
First published 1987
ISBN-10 1555600395
ISBN-13 978-1555600396
MSRP 15.00 US $
Content
Era Succession Wars era
Agency ComStar

Contents

[edit] Description

House Kurita (The Draconis Combine) provides an overview of the history of the Kurita family and of the Draconis Combine up to 3025.

[edit] From the back cover

On September 9 2796, Coordinator Jinjiro Kurita, consumed with bloodlust, ordered his troops to slaughter the citizens of Kentares IV to the last man...

And Kurita became the most feared name in the Inner Sphere.

To control his people, the Coordinator of the Draconis Combine must control their ideology. Thus, Draconis society's values are Harmony and Purity—Harmony with the interests and intentions of the Kurita state, and Purity from any thoughts that contradict those of the Coordinator.

Only the powerful, mystical society ComStar could compile this sourcebook on House Kurita and the Draconis Combine. Dozens of full-color illustrations depict famous personalities, scenes, and military ranks, decorations, and insignia. Also included is Kurita history, from Shiro Kurita's bloody conquests while forging the Draconis Combine to Takashi Kurita's ruthless "justice." Every Combine 'Mech regiment from Rasalhague to Luthien is listed, along with the totalitarian government's structure, a description of the ISF (the Coordinator's secret police), and excerpts from the Dictum Honorium, which spells out the codes of conduct for Kurita citizens.

Threatening to devour both the Federated Suns and the Lyran Commonwealth, the Dragon grows stronger and more fearsome. Every year brings the Draconis Combine closer to fulfilling its destiny of conquering the Inner Sphere.

[edit] Contents

  • Preface
  • History
  • Pillar of Gold
  • Sociopolitical Structure
  • The Ruler
  • The Nobility
  • Government Structure
  • Ministries
  • Interior
  • War
  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Court
  • ISF
  • Government Districts
  • Interstellar Relations
    • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Pillar of Ivory
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Pillar of Ivory
  • Mythology of Ivory
  • The Sanctum Arcanum
  • The Dictum Honorium
  • Restoration under Siriwan and Martha
  • The Art of Vendetta
  • Wisdom of the Dragon
  • The Mysticism of the Five
  • Pillar of Steel
  • Military Forces
  • Organization of Military Unit
  • Uniforms
  • Structure
  • Deployment of Combine Military Forces
  • Weapon Industries
  • Major Military Academies
  • Medals and Decorations
  • Selected Regiments
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Pillar of Teak
  • Daily Life and Culture
  • Education
  • Arts
  • Social Problems
  • Pillar of Jade
  • Economics
  • Economic Structure
  • The Corporate Structure
  • Important Corporations
  • Trade
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Personalities
  • A Brief Atlas
  • Map of the Draconis Combine

[edit] Notes

  • A downloadable version (sans pictures) is available at House Kurita Book
  • The in-universe date of publication is un-stated, but based on one of the final pages of the historical section, it would be 3025 or later.