|Died||24 May 3034|
|Profession||Warlord of Rasalhague|
Warlord of Pesht
|Parents||Undell Kurita (father)|
Similarly, there is conflicting information about the year of his birth: The House Kurita tree in the back of the House Kurita (The Draconis Combine) sourcebook states his year of birth as 2965, while a more recent source describes him as 58 years old in 3034, suggesting a birth year of 2976. Newer sources are usually considered to trump earlier sources, but the fact remains that Marcus's daughter Constance Kurita was born in 2990.
Driven by a desire to become Coordinator, Marcus Kurita spun many intrigues and enacted many schemes, culminating in his role in the Ronin Wars.
In 3019, a group of conspirators including the District Governor, Jarl Ottar Sjovold, tried to kill Coordinator Takashi Kurita on the eve of his son Theodore Kurita's wedding to Anastasi Sjovold, by sabotaging the DropShip Startreader so that it would crash into the military command center of the starport on Rasalhague and kill all aboard as well as all attendants. Marcus seemed to be in on the plot and apparently double-crossed the conspirators by sending messages calling Theodore Kurita and co-conspirator Duke Hassid Ricol to the command center shortly before the crash; this in turn forced Ottar Sjovold to take action to rescue his future son-in-law and Coordinator, thereby revealing his complicity in the plot.
Ultimately, the attempt failed. Takashi Kurita survived and subsequently publicly announced that all conspirators would be put to death along with their offspring and parents. Although Marcus Kurita was strongly suspected of having played a role, no actual proof could be found. Instead of indicting Marcus, Takashi Kurita promoted him to Chief of Strategies for the DCMS, removing him from his position as Warlord of the Rasalhague Military District and recalling him to Luthien where the Coordinator could keep him at a very short leash. This was due to Marcus' popularity with the troops and people of the district being seen as a threat to Takashi's rule.
When the Free Rasalhague Republic was formed in 3034, Marcus Kurita immediately became one of the rogue leaders who would be labelled Ronin. He was found and arrested on Rasalhague when he was supposed to be on Pesht. Eventually, Theodore Kurita ordered his death. Marcus Kurita was killed in his HQ on Predlitz on 24 May 3034 by Ninyu Kerai on Theodore Kurita's orders, though false evidence left behind by Kerai led to the public perception that a Lyran Commonwealth agent had killed Marcus Kurita.
Titles and Positions
Likely Richard Sorenson
|Warlord of the Rasalhague Military District
Kester Hsiun Chi
|Warlord of the Pesht Military District
- Heir to the Dragon, p. 63
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "The Draconis Combine's Line of Succession and Partial Kurita Family Tree" (foldout pages in the back of the book)
- Heir to the Dragon, Ch. 13
- Black Dragon, p. 269
- Brush Wars, p. 95
- Combat Manual: Kurita, Page 49.
- Brush Wars, p. 95
- Heir to the Dragon, chapters 9 through 13
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 90, "Internal Squabbles"
- Sorenson’s Sabres (scenario pack), p. 16 Daniel Sorenson character profile - Original detailed background included.