Vincent Kurita (31st c.)
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|Vincent Kurita II|
|Also known as||"The Peacock"|
|Born||3061 or 3062|
|Died||15 March 3137|
|Position||Coordinator of Worlds|
|Parents||Hohiro Kurita (father)|
Fiona Kurita (mother)
Vincent Kurita was the second son of Hohiro and Fiona Kurita. The younger brother of Shinjiro, Vincent's existence and relationship to the Coordinator were kept secret until May 3079, along with the existence of the other members of Hohiro's family, due to what was claimed to be security concerns and family tradition. At the time his existence was publicly acknowledged by his father from the capital of the Draconis Combine at the time, New Samarkand, Vincent was 17 years old, indicating that he had been born in either 3061 or 3062, while his older brother Shinjiro was 22 years old.
At the time of Vincent's public presentation to the various cultural, media and political figures on New Samarkand he was enrolled as a cadet at the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy, the same Academy from which his brother had recently graduated.
Marriage and children
Vincent married Lady Ramiko Nishimura in a private ceremony on the planet of Kirei Na Niwa on the 12th of May 3081. The wedding was held on the estate of Ramiko's father and was attended by a number of family members from both sides of the family; Ramiko was attended by her sisters Yukio and Akiko, while Vincent was accompanied by his brother Shinjiro and his cousin Kitsune.
At the time of the wedding, Vincent was 19 and Ramiko was 17; the two had met at a joint humanitarian effort after devastating flooding caused by the Torvillo River on New Samarkand. At the time, Ramiko was a student at the Chrysanthemum Blossom School for Young Women, while Vincent was still a student at the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy. Vincent proposed to Ramiko in January 3081 after her parents had met formally with his mother and father for the first time. The newlyweds had a honeymoon on the planet Isesaki before Vincent's posting to the Sixteenth Sun Zhang Cadre on Turtle Bay. The bride and groom requested that any wedding gifts be sent instead as donations to the Omi Kurita foundation.
The media speculated after Vincent's wedding that his father was unhappy with his older brother Shinjiro because of Shinjiro's determination to concentrate on his military career, rather than settling down with a wife, in contrast with Vincent.
Funeral of Victor Ian Steiner-Davion
Vincent Kurita traveled with a number of nobility to Terra after being invited to Victor Steiner-Davion's funeral. Vincent's delegation arrived on April 17, 3134, and sent a decoy Kuritan force to Japan. That force was ambushed by Senate Alliance loyalists trying to capture them.
After proving her worth, Vincent Kurita appointed Katana Tormark as Warlord of Dieron on November. This showed faith in her abilities after capturing a number of worlds in the name of the Dragon since the HPG blackout of 3132. Giving her goal of capturing Dieron itself from abandoned worlds of The Republic.
With all members of Vincent Kurita's immediate family mysteriously killed and allegedly assassinated, including Theodore's wife and unborn son, the great-granddaughter of Franklin Sakamoto, Yori Kurita was appointed as his successor on 15 May of that year.
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- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 60: "The Jihad In Review"
- Era Report: 3145, pp. 20–21: "Dragon's Passing"
- Dragon Rising, ch. 67
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 35: "Heirs To The Dragon"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, pp. 39–40: "Coordinator's Son Weds"
- Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 15
- Sword of Sedition, p. 155
- Daughter of the Dragon, p. 286
- Dragon Rising, p. 287
- Dragon Rising, p. 296