Chapter 30

Moderator: Freakzilla

Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 3453
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:56 pm
Location: Duluth, Georgia, USA

Chapter 30

Post by Freakzilla »

In all major socializing forces you will find an underlying movement to gain and
maintain power through the use of words. From witch doctor to priest to
bureaucrat it is all the same. A governed populace must be conditioned to accept
power-words as actual things, to confuse the symbolized system with the tangible
universe. In the maintenance of such a power structure, certain symbols are kept
out of the reach of common understanding -- symbols such as those dealing with
economic manipulation or those which define the local interpretation of sanity.
Symbol-secrecy of this form leads to the development of fragmented sublanguages,
each being a signal that its users are accumulating some form of
power. With this insight into a power process, our Imperial Security Force must
be ever alert to the formation of sub-languages.

-Lecture to the Arrakeen War College by, The Princess Irulan

Farad'n interrogates Jessica and Duncan who are bound to their chairs by shigawire. He's received news from Arrakis that Leto was killed by the tigers and Ghani is being held hostage by Alia, who has agreed to submit to the Trial of Possession but his sources doubt it will happen. Desert Fremen have been fighting a civil war with Imperial Fremen, Sietch Tabr is now neutral ground. Wensicia brings Farad'n a message from the Bene Gesserit Counsil for the Landsraad, formally protesting the assassination of Leto II, and the matter shall be sent before the Internal Security Commision of the Landsraad. Farad'n admits that he had no knowledge of the assasination until after the fact. Jessica secretly hopes the twins' plan works and Gurney can intercept Leto at Jacurutu to test him, they will have to deal with Ghani later. Jessica offers to announce publicly that she went to House Corrino of her own free will as Farad'n's teacher to get to get him off the hook, but she demands free run of Salusa Secundus and Farad'n must marry Ghanima. He must also banish Wensicia for assasinating Leto. Farad'n agrees.
They were destroyed because they lied pretentiously. Have no fear that my wrath
will fall upon you because of your innocent mistakes.

~Leto II, God Emperor
Post Reply

Return to “Children of Dune”