Never Forget Java
- Dec 25, 2011
Name: Colonel Gregorio Durante, 2nd Duque de Zaragoza y de la Torre, 10th Marquis de Santa Maria de la Silvela
Date of Birth: March 3rd, 1842
Background: The first born son to the late Isandro Durante, Gregorio grew up constantly in his fathers shadow. He was both expected to out do his fathers achievements while a the same time expected to not do so. This dichotomy heavily influenced his life as he constantly pushed himself to do better and never settled for less than 100% from himself. Yet even with all this effort he has not managed to exceed his fathers military career in anyway yet, being merely a colonel at the age of 40 to his fathers promotion to a Lieutenant General at the age of merely 34. To further add insult to injury his command has never been deployed into a hot zone, being an integral part of the Spanish Home army and thus never involved in colonial expeditions. This makes Gregorio much more hot headed and aggressive than his father before him, just itching to prove himself worthy of his fathers legacy.
This is not the only thing his father imparted on him, after decades of hearing his fathers views on Latin America he firmly believes that Spain needs to conduct a righteous Reconquista of the Americas. To him the Latin American 'nations' are merely rebels that have been coddled and left to fester and the only way to solve the problem is to go in and forcefully retake the region. To make matters worse, he having heard the story many times, bares a grudge against the Monarchy for breaking the promise made to his father about the move to start the Reconquista, whilst having not made a move in 40 years.