Warren Kurita

Warren Kurita
Character Profile
Born 2474[1]
Died 9 February 2517[2][1]
Affiliation House Kurita
Profession Coordinator of the Draconis Combine
Spouse Siriwan McAllister
Children Hehiro Kurita

Warren Kurita was the great-grandson of Grant Kurita, an exiled son of Coordinator Parker Kurita. His distant claim to the throne was secured by marriage to Siriwan McAllister. He was the twelfth Coordinator.[1]

History[edit]

Although proud of his family name, Warren was an obscure member of House Kurita and never had any expectation of becoming Coordinator. Although not a great leader, he was a fair tactician and involved in the then-new field of BattleMechs. He was described as quiet, intelligent and unambitious.[3][4]

Summoned to New Samarkand to be decorated for his part in joint engineering-military projects, the 39-year-old was dazzled by a woman half his age: the Brevet Coordinator Siriwan McAllister and within weeks they were married. There is no indication that he ever suspected that he had been selected for the role well in advance by the ISF who was intent on preserving the Combine under the Kurita name.[3][4][5][6]

Although far more acceptable to the nobility of the Combine than a teenage woman could be, Warren was heavily dependent upon his politically astute wife during his reign. A son, and most importantly, a confirmed heir was born within a year and Siriwan seemed less devoted after this, commonly ascribed to attention paid to the newborn rather than her husband. Warren was referred to the court physician for 'depression and disorientation' which was ascribed to stress.[3][4]

Taking a quiet family vacation at Normandy, a fashionable New Samarkand seaside resort, Warren died suddenly of mysterious causes. Officially listed as the result of bad shellfish, in reality the ISF had him killed now that a solid succession had been secured.[3][4][5][6]

Family[edit]

Warren was an only child and his mother is described as overbearing. His marriage was sudden and added another strong-willed woman to his family. Siriwan refused to allow Warren's mother to aid her in raising their son Hehiro.[4]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "The Draconis Combine's Line of Succession and Partial Kurita Family Tree"
  2. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 29
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 ''House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), pp. 37-39, :Siriwan McAllister-Kurita"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Handbook: House Kurita, pp.27-29, "Grace Under Siriwan"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Intelligence Operations Handbook, p. 51 "House Kurita and the Star League"
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Guide to Covert Ops, p. 49, "Internal Machinations"

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