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Let's play Dune (redux)

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Exmit, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Exmit Scholar

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    Chapter 0 : Prologue

    Page 1 :Background


    Arrakis, third planet of Canopus - commonly known as Dune - a planet so inhospitable and barren that it barely seems
    credible it can sustain life. A planet at the mercy of its cruel climate with ground temperatures that soar as high
    as 350 degrees making it desperately hard for vegetation to grow or animal life to survive.

    Much of Dune save its small polar caps is covered in endless sand plains and hills punctuated only by jagged
    outcrops of the rock scarring out of the surface.There are giant tidal dust basins too , and the air is often
    thick with dust particles which rapidly clog machinery.Frequent, violent storms with raging winds blow up without
    warning proving fatal to anything caught in the open.

    But there is life on Dune - the shai hulud, giant sandworms which grow to hundrers of metres in length.
    Each worm guards its own territory jealously, rippling at great speed across the sand and burrowing voraciously through
    the under-soil to attack anything setting up vibrations.

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    Dune is home to intelligent life as well , the tribal race known as the Fremen who eke out a living in a constant
    battle against the elements.They are fierce, independent and instantly recognisable by their liquid blue eyes
    caused by contact with spice which occurs naturally there.Water is the most precious thing on Dune and the
    Fremen do everything possible to preserve it , wearing special suits to collect the body's moisture.

    The stillsuit recycles perspiration by a process of filtration and heat exchange. Water is so central to
    Fremen existence that many customs and rituals have grown up around it: a person's moisutre is considered to
    belong to the tribe and is ritually extracted when they die while spitting is a sign of respect.

    The Fremen simply sought to survive against the odds before the arrival of a man who gave them a dream of
    changing their lives by transforming their environment. Pardot Kynes was an Imperial ecologist despatched to
    the planet by the Emperor for research purposes.He at once saw the planet could be changed, that its people
    could lead a better life.

    He offered them a vision of Dune that was covered in vegetation, where water was abundant. Convinced by Kynes
    that the dream was achievable , they set about reclaiming its deserts by creating catch-basisn to collect
    underground water and wind-traps to gather moisture from the air.

    Why would anyone choose voluntarily to come to a place like Dune? One good reason - its unique natural resource,
    The Spice, known as melange, a substance currently fetching a 620,000 solaris decagram.The spice which
    has an odour not unlike cinnamon, is linked to the existence of the sandworms in a complex eco-chain and must
    be extracted from the planet like ore.

    For he who controls the Spice , controls the universe.

    While it has life prolonging properties and pleasent side effects the real reason it is so precious lies in its
    ability to provide the key to deep space navigation , that is folding of space, traveling without moving.

    As such it is in great demand with the peoples of the universe - run as a giant feudal empire controlled by an
    all powerful autocrat and giant corporation served by great Houses.

    The Emperor controles the rights to mine Spice and it is lucrative contract for anyone to posses. When he
    offered it to the House of Atreides, which had lived for generation on Caladan, the third planet of Delta
    Pavonis, it was an opportunity too good to pass up - particularly since those very rights had once been held
    solely by the House of Harkonnen , their sworn enemies in what they call a kanly or vendetta stemming back
    many years.

    The Harkonnens alone had been profiting from Spice and had enslaved the Fremen to mine it for them.

    It was a chance that could not be turned down despite the possibility that there would be treachery and conflict.

    So Duke Leto transferred his entire Imperial House to Dune including his son , Paul. At 15 years old, Paul
    was already demonstrating powerful skills of leadership and fighting, but had he special powers too, powers
    which not even he fully understood which came from his mother, Jessica a member of the powerful female
    Bene Gesserit sect.The power that he would have to master far sooner than anyone realised..
     
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    -Page 2:Characters



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    Paul Atreides, son of Leto Atreides, you arrive on Arrakis to mine spice for the Emperor Shaddam the IV.

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    Duke Leto Atreides , your father and the ruler of house Atreides. A man snared by destiny, a man of surpassing warmth and coldness.

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    Your mother Jessica the Gene Besserit.The concubine of Duke Leto , a woman of untouchable majesty of virgin goddess.

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    Gurney Halleck the troubadour-warrior. A fearsome trainer and a lovely singer.

    "Oh-h-h-h, the Galacian girls
    Will do it for pearls,
    And the Arrakeen for water!
    But if you desire dames
    Like consuming flames,
    Try a Caladanin daughter!"

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    Thufir Hawat ,the old mentat master of Assasins, who strikes fear even into the heart of the Padishah Emperor.

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    Duncan Idaho, the swordmaster of the Ginaz (operates your spice production)

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    Liet Kynes an ecologist who wants to turn Dune into a hospitable planet.

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    The Emperor Shaddam IV of the known universe.Ruler of Dune who cares for nothing but spice.

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    Baron Harkonnen ruler of the House Harkonnen.The ruthless tyrant.

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    The royal and insanely bloodthirsty heir to House Harkonnen, Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen

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    Piter De Vries was the shady mentat of House Harkonnen. Like the rest of the members of the House, Piter had a tendency towards liking the sycophantic, morbid and bloody

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    Stilgar Ben Fifrawi, known openly as Stilgar, is widely considered to be the voice and leader of the Fremen


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    Chani, the love of Paul.
     
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  4. Azira Arcane Patron

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  5. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    :x What the fucking fuck is this shit ? Too much fucking text not enough fucking pics !!















    Just kidding. Nice work, keep it up. Adding lore from the books would be great.
     
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  7. DaveO Augur

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    I wonder if the game is like the first movie, or if elements will stick closer to the book like the Sci-Fi channel version did. For the first movie, you did get Patrick Stewart and Sting so I'm sure there could be many choices for the dialogue. I'm hoping to see this last to the conclusion young pup!


    In regards to lore from the book, the game may or may not explain that C.H.O.A.M. is holding a monopoly on the travel between planets. I'll leave it up to the game to reveal a slight surprise in regards to House Harkonnen.
     
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  9. Exmit Scholar

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    Should i point out the things from the book and/or the movie endorsed by Herbert and lynch , Dune 1984 that is.

    for example baron is gay for feyd and feyd is not as maniacal as they show him in the film but he is rather of a guy who has no clue and is being shutted up constantly by baron (atleast thats at the beggining , haven't read whole book yet)
     
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  10. DaveO Augur

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    I'd say sticking close to the book would work out better than referring a lot to the cult movie. There's a LOT of good detail from the book.
     
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  11. anus_pounder Arcane

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    Wheres the centauri hairstyle dude, duncun or whatshisname?
     
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  12. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    GODDAMMIT WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHI-- oh wait, Ghostdog beat me to it. Fuck! Damn you, Ghostdog!

    As for the LP, carry on.
     
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  13. Exmit Scholar

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    duncan is there, maybe the image didn't load for you
     
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    Page 3: Introduction

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    Yep , and we are landing there and nothing can stop us from mining it! (maybe a few harkonnens , or sandworms but that's no biggie)

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    aren't I handsome? :smug:

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    The belts around Vladimirs body lift up and levitate his fat. His weight is over 200kgs ,but the weight that he carries on his legs is 50kg.

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    How nice of him ! I'm sure it's not a trap.


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    Well few natives won't help , we need like a horde.

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  15. Donaroriak Augur

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    Cryo my love...
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  16. anus_pounder Arcane

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    Yeah, I see him now.

    Am watching this topic nao.
     
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    Chapter 1: Arrakis
    Page 1: 1st day on Dune

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    This is the palace throne , place where our father Duke Leto resides (*note, you can notice a pixelated red atreides hawk crest on the left on his uniform , it's true to the book and it appears only in this game , in the rest of the dune games the atreides crest is blue and the harkonnens is red which is the opposite)

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    Here we have a map of the palace, there are hiddens rooms which we will discover later on.As the palace is an important place through the whole game we can explore it a little , shall we ?

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    The north room , looks like Letos and Jessicas bedroom (maybe Pauls? probably not) [we can look in the mirror to check how handsome we are - actualy to see the color of the eyes as it changes to blue as we proceed further]
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    The balcony , nothing spectacular here , personal orni below.

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    Southern room to the throne room , we will be seeing Duncan Idaho through the whole game here.

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    Going south, the corridor , alot of surprises waiting here !

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    South again , room where stillsuits are stored.

    That's it for the rooms currently , more will be unblocked later.


    Let's go back to the father and talk with him , shall we ?

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    Uh, ok , i know that's for the new players , but they could come up with a better sentence.

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    Yep , that's why we are here.

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    Time to find Gurney ! but first lets check on our mother


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    I wonder how Gurney got there so fast in the first place and WHAT is he doing all alone with a fremen.... :smug:


    Outside of the palace

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    We can take an orni and fly to the sietches or we can actualy go out on the desert

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    The further we go the heat is more intense and if we would stay too long we would die(at this point)

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    While on the desert we can check the map of Dune

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    and see the results

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    Lets take the orni and fly to the sietch where Gurney is.

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    transitions....

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    Everyone from the house is introducing himself like it would be the first time they meet

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    Let's talk with the Fremen and ask him to work for us.

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    He agreed and now we can proceed with mining spice. We need spice or otherwise Emperor will get angry and gonna kill us. :x

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    That's all we came here for , time for next sietch.

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    This guy doesn't want to work for us and we cannot do anything about it right now.


    Last sietch remains



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    2/3 not bad, Gurney says we can go back to the palace , no Fremen chicks here to bang so we can go back.


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    MEANWHILE AT ARRAKEEN , HARKONNEN PALACE , A MEETING IS TAKING PLACE........


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    The space guild held spacetravel monopoly, thanks to the navigators. Even CHOAM would have to rely on them to keep things going.

    Dune is a great book. The fourth one is also good but it's there that inconsistencies and the WTF moments start to happen.

    herectics is good, but there's too much porn. And chapterhouse... oh, i couldn't finish that book. I've reached a few pages after the half the book and nothing really happens. It's only preparations and setting up and so I lost interest.
     
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  20. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    This is a massive spoiler, but the game isn't narrative unlike kgb:
    http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Dune_%28video_game%29
    (there is a way to keep playing forever - i always wanted to terraform the whole of dune - counter to the books where there isn't any hope of that for at least 300 years or so)
     
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    much better LP this time, keep it up.
     
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    I can't believe that so far into the future they still can't cure baldness. God damn it.
     
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    Page 2: The Harkonnens

    Arrakeen, Palace of the House Harkonnen on Arrakis.
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    An ellipsoid desk with a top of jade-pink petrified elacca wood stood at the center of the room.Veriform suspensor chairs ringed it, two of them occupied.In one sat youth of about sixteen years with sullen eyes. The other held a slender, short man with effeminate face.Youth and man stared at the globe and the man half-hidden in shadows spinning it.
    A chuckle sounded beside the globe. A basso voice rumbled out of the chuckle

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    [​IMG] There it is, Piter - the biggest mantrap in all history.And the Duke's headed into its jaws. Is it not a magificent thing that I, the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen ,do?

    [​IMG] Assuredly, Baron.

    [​IMG] I invite you to observe, observe closely, Piter , and you, too , Feyd-Rautha, my darling: from sixty degrees north to sevent degrees south - these exquisite ripples. Their coloring: does it not remind you of
    sweet caramels? Could anyone mistake this place? Truly uniqe.A superb setting for a uniqe Victory.

    (Baron thinks only of the food?)

    [​IMG] And to think. Baron: the Padishah Emperor believes he's given the Duke your spice planet.How poignant.

    [​IMG] That's a nonsensical statement. You say this to confuse young Feyd, but it is not necessary to confuse my nephew.

    [​IMG] Well?

    [​IMG] The fool answered us, Baron!

    [​IMG] Whenever did an Atreides refuse the opportunity for a gesture? What does he say ?

    [​IMG] He's most uncouth, Baron. Addresses you as 'Harkonnen' - no 'Sire et Cher Cousin', no title, nothing.

    [​IMG] It's a good name. What does dear Leto say?

    [​IMG] Your offer of a meeting is refused. I have ofttimes met your treachery and this all men know.

    [​IMG] And?

    (he not seems to be surprised)

    [​IMG] 'The art of kanly still has admirers in the Empire' He signs it: 'Duke Leto of Arrakis'
    Piter began to laugh.
    'Of Arrakis! Oh, my! This is almost too rich!'

    [​IMG] Be silent, Piter.

    [​IMG] Vendetta, heh? And he uses the nice old word so rich in tradition to be sure i know he means it.

    [​IMG] You made the peace gesture. The forms have been obeyed.

    [​IMG] For a Mentat, you talk too much, Piter. I must do away with that one soon. He has almost outlived his usefulness

    [​IMG] But, Baron! Never has revenge been more beautiful. It is to see a plan of the most exquisite treachery: to make Leto exchange Caladan for Dune - and without alternative because the Emperor orders it. How waggish of you!

    [​IMG] You have a flux of the mouth, Piter.

    [​IMG] But I am happy, my Baron.Whereas you, you are touched by jealousy.

    [​IMG] Piter!

    [​IMG] Ah-ah. Baron ! Is it not regrettable you were unable to devise this delicious scheme by yourself?

    [​IMG] Someday I will have you strangled, Piter.

    (oh i bet he'd love that)

    [​IMG] Of a certainty, Baron. Enfin! But a kind act is never lost, eh?

    [​IMG] Have you been chewing verite or semuta, Piter?


    [​IMG] Truth without fear surprises the Baron.Ah, hah! But you see, Baron, I know as a
    Mentat when you will send the executioner. You will hold back just so long as I am useful. To move sooner would be wasteful and I'm yet of much use. I know what it is you learned from the lovely Dune planet -- waste not. True, Baron?

    The Baron continued to stare at Piter.

    Feyd-Rautha squirmed in his chair.

    [​IMG] These wrangling fools!. My uncle cannot talk to his Mentat without arguing. Do they think I've nothing to do except listen their arguments?

    [​IMG] Feyd, I told you to listen and learn when I invited you in here. Are you learning?

    [​IMG] Yes, Uncle.

    [​IMG] Sometimes I wonder about Piter,I cause pain out of necessity, but he . . . I swear he takes a positive delight in it. For myself, I can feel pity toward the poor Duke Leto.

    [​IMG] You talk of pity, but --

    [​IMG] The Duke must know when I encompass his doom,And the other Great Houses must learn of it. The knowledge will give them pause. I'll gain a bit more room to maneuver. The necessity is obvious, but I don't have to like it.

    [​IMG] Already you have the Emperor's eyes on you, Baron. You move too boldly. One day the Emperor will send a legion or two of his Sardaukar down onto Giedi Prime and that'll be an end to the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.


    [​IMG] You'd like to see that, wouldn't you, Piter? You'd enjoy seeing the Corps of Sardaukar pillage through my cities and sack this castle.
    You'd truly enjoy that.

    [​IMG] Does the Baron need to ask?

    [​IMG] You should've been a Bashar of the Corps, You're too interested in blood and pain. Perhaps I was too quick with my promise of the spoils of Arrakis.

    [​IMG] Do not toy with Piter, Baron. You promised me the Lady Jessica. You promised her to me.

    [​IMG] For what, Piter? For pain?

    (this reminds of some Antichrist scenes , Jessica+ Piter :smug: )


    Piter stared at him, dragging out the silence.

    Feyd moved his suspensor chair to one side.

    [​IMG] Uncle, do I have to stay? You said you'd --

    [​IMG] My darling Feyd-Rautha grows impatient, Patience, Feyd. What of the Dukeling, the child Paul, my dear Piter?

    [​IMG] He will come to you, Baron.

    [​IMG] That's not my question,You'll recall that you predicted the Bene Gesserit witch would bear a daughter to the Duke. You were wrong, eh, Mentat?

    [​IMG] I'm not often wrong, Baron,Give me that: I'm not often wrong. And you know yourself these Bene Gesserit bear mostly daughters. Even the Emperor's consort had produced only females.


    [​IMG] Uncle, you said there'd be something important here for me to --

    (isn't feyd annoying?)

    [​IMG]Listen to my nephew, He aspires to rule my Barony, yet he cannot rule himself.Well then, Feyd, I summoned you here hoping to teach you a bit of wisdom. Have you observed our good Mentat? You should've learned
    something from this exchange.

    [​IMG] But, Uncle --

    [​IMG] A most efficient Mentat, Piter, wouldn't you say, Feyd?

    [​IMG] Yes, but --

    [​IMG] Ah! Indeed but! But he consumes too much spice, eats it like candy. Look at
    his eyes! He might've come directly from the Arrakeen labor pool. Efficient,
    Piter, but he's still emotional and prone to passionate outbursts. Efficient,
    Piter, but he still can err.

    [​IMG] Did you call me in here to impair my efficiency with criticism, Baron?

    [​IMG] Impair your efficiency? You know me better, Piter. I wish only for my
    nephew to understand the limitations of a Mentat.

    [​IMG] Are you already training my replacement?

    [​IMG] Replace you? Why, Piter, where could I find another Mentat with your cunning and venom?


    [​IMG] The same place you found me, Baron.

    [​IMG] Perhaps I should at that,You do seem a bit unstable lately. And the spice you eat!

    [​IMG] Are my pleasures too expensive, Baron? Do you object to them?

    [​IMG] My dear Piter, your pleasures are what tie you to me. How could I object to
    that? I merely wish my nephew to observe this about you.

    [​IMG] Then I'm on display,Shall I dance? Shall I perform my various functions for the eminent Feyd-Rau-

    [​IMG] Precisely,You are on display. Now, be silent. This is
    a Mentat, Feyd. It has been trained and conditioned to perform certain duties. The fact that it's encased in a human body, however, must not be overlooked. A serious drawback, that. I sometimes think the ancients with their thinking machines had the right idea.

    [​IMG] They were toys compared to me,you yourself, Baron, could outperform those machines.

    [​IMG] Perhaps, Ah, well . . .

    He took a deep breath, belched.


    [​IMG] Now, Piter, outline for my nephew the salient features of our campaign against
    the House of Atreides. Function as a Mentat for us, if you please.

    [​IMG] Baron, I've warned you not to trust one so young with this information. My observations of --

    [​IMG] I'll be the judge of this,I give you an order, Mentat.
    Perform one of your various functions.

    [​IMG] As you know a few days ago, the entire household of the Duke Leto embarked on a Spacing Guild liner for Arrakis. The Guild deposited them at the city of Carthag. The Duke's Mentat, Thufir Hawat, concluded rightly that Carthag is easy to defend.

    [​IMG] Listen carefully, Feyd,Observe the plans within plans within plans.

    (say what? Dune inception?)

    [​IMG] This is more like it. The old monster is
    letting me in on secret things at last. He must really mean for me to be his
    heir.


    [​IMG] There are several tangential possibilities,We must not, ignore the possibility
    the Duke has contracted with the Guild to remove him to a place of safety
    outside the System. Others in like circumstances have become renegade Houses, taking family atomics and shields and fleeing beyond the Imperium.

    [​IMG] The Duke's too proud a man for that.

    [​IMG] It is a possibility,The ultimate effect for us would be the same, however.

    [​IMG] No, it would not! I must have him dead and his line ended.

    [​IMG] That's the high probability.There are certain preparations that indicate when a House is going renegade. The Duke appears to be doing none of these things.

    [​IMG] So,Get on with it, Piter.

    [​IMG] At Carthag,the Duke and his family will occupy the Residency, lately the home of Count and Lady Fenring.

    [​IMG] The Ambassador to the Smugglers.
    the Baron chuckled.

    [​IMG] Ambassador to what?

    [​IMG] Your uncle makes a joke, he calls Count Fenring Ambassador to the Smugglers, indicating the Emperor's interest in smuggling operations on Arrakis.

    [​IMG] Why?

    [​IMG] Don't be dense, Feyd, as long as the Guild remains effectively outside Imperial control, how could it be otherwise? How else could spies and assassins move about?

    [​IMG] We've arranged diversions at the Residency, there'll be an attempt on the life of the Atreides heir -- an attempt which could succeed.

    [​IMG] Piter,you indicated --

    [​IMG] I indicated accidents can happen, and the attempt must appear valid.

    [​IMG] Ah, but the lad has such a sweet young body, of course, he's potentially more dangerous than the father . . . with that witch mother training him. Accursed woman! Ah, well, please continue, Piter.


    [​IMG] We have planted traps all over the Carthag palace, before we left off Arrakis.

    [​IMG] And if this will fail? They have the Mentat Hawat who is an expert on finding and disarming traps.

    [​IMG] We will kidnap someone close to Paul , like his mother.We'll divert Leto further with uprisings in a few garrison towns and the like.These will be put down. The Duke must believe he's gaining a measure of security. Then, when the moment is ripe, we'll move in with our major force . . . ah . . .

    [​IMG] Go ahead, tell him all of it.

    [​IMG] We'll move in strengthened by two legions of Sardaukar disguised in Harkonnen livery.

    [​IMG] Sardaukar!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG] You see how I trust you, Feyd.No hint of this must ever reach another Great House, else the Landsraad might unite against the Imperial House and there'd be chaos.

    [​IMG] The main point,is this: since House Harkonnen is being used to do the Imperial dirty work, we've gained a true advantage. It's a dangerous advantage, to be sure, but if used cautiously, will bring House Harkonnen greater wealth than that of any other House in the Imperium.

    [​IMG] You have no idea how much wealth is involved, Feyd.Not in your wildest imaginings. To begin, we'll have an irrevocable directorship in the CHOAM Company.

    CHOAM was the key to wealth, each noble House dipping from the company's coffers whatever it could under the power of the directorships. Those CHOAM directorships -- they were the real evidence
    of political power in the Imperium, passing with the shifts of voting strength
    within the Landsraad as it balanced itself against the Emperor and his
    supporters.

    [​IMG] The Duke Leto,may attempt to flee to the new Fremen scum along the desert's edge. Or he may try to send his family into that imagined security. But that path is blocked by one of His Majesty's agents -- the planetary ecologist. You may remember him -- Kynes.

    [​IMG] Feyd remembers him, get on with it.

    [​IMG] You do not drool very prettily, Baron.If matters go as planned.House Harkonnen will
    have a subfief on Arrakis within a Standard year. Your uncle will have
    dispensation of that fief. His own personal agent will rule on Arrakis.

    [​IMG] More profits.

    [​IMG] Indeed It's only just. We're the ones who
    tamed Arrakis . . .except for the few mongrel Fremen hiding in the skirts of the desert . . . and some tame smugglers bound to the planet almost as tightly as the native labor pool.



    [​IMG] And the Great Houses will know that the Baron has destroyed the Atreides.They will know.

    [​IMG] They will know.

    [​IMG] Loveliest of all, is that the Duke will know, too. He knows now. He can already feel the trap.

    [​IMG] It's true the Duke knows, He could not help but know . . . more's the pity.

    The Baron moved out and away from the globe of Arrakis.

    [​IMG] I am hungry.Send for food, my darling Feyd. We will eat before we retire.


    in next page we return to atreides !
     
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  24. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

    Brother None
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    Always bugged me a bit about Dune. For a title with "political intrigue", it's always a bit hamfisted.

    But writing has never been Dune's strong point.

    Good stuff! More!
     
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  25. Satori (original) Arbiter

    Satori (original)
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    Delicious 16 year old Feyd *slurp*

    [​IMG]


    MORE I dare say! My fluttering heart cannot go on without my love!
     
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