Chapter 12

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Chapter 12

Postby Freakzilla » 01 Mar 2008 19:07

The outer surface of a balloon is always larger than the center of the damned
thing! That's the whole point of the Scattering!

-Bene Gesserit response to an Ixian suggestion that new investigative probes be
sent out among the Lost Ones


Taraza has ordered Teg up to a Guild ship orbiting Gammu and to be prepared for violence. In the lighter on the way up, Teg readies himself for combat. While docking he sees the Ixian symbol on the side of the Guild ship and notes that this one has been converted to use the Ixian Navigation Machine but a Navigator would still be there since they don't trust the machine. Teg feels that the need for this venture represents a failure. An Ixian leads teg to Taraza's quarters where an acolyte sees him and goes to get Taraza. Teg notes the smell of shere in the room and takes it as a sign that they are being observed. She enters looking tired which alerts Teg, it's very unusual for a Revernd Mother to show signs of fatigue. She orders him to awaken the ghola as soon as possible. She warns that there will be attempts to kill the ghola before he is awakened, the Tleilaxu have been killing them to control their timing. Allready in mentat mode, Teg deduces from Taraza's subtle clues that they are being observed by people from The Scattering, walks to the curtains concealing the entrance through which Mother Superior came to reveal the secret observer who is shocked. The man enters the room and tells Taraza he warned her not to tell him. She says she warned him not to underestimate Teg. Teg lets him know that Bene Gesserit no-ships have this Guild ship in their sights and will soon open fire. Teg informs him that he will be leaving with Mother Superior or they will all die. He realizes he's been defeated and lets them go. Teg tells him he values his own life too much to be a good military leader. Odrade and some acolytes accompany them on the way down. Taraza has countermanded Teg's order to destroy the Guild ship. Ix and the Guild have been caught taking sides. Taraza had allowed herself and her entourage to be subverted on the way to Rakis, knowing their enemies would stop to try to pick up the Bashar as well. All the players of the ghola project in one shot. Taraza confirms that awakening the ghola is deadly necessary.

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Re: Chapter 12

Postby Seraphan » 29 Aug 2009 12:02

I think it should also be added that Taraza knew that the guild ship would be subverted, and that the HM's wanted to catch almost everyone related to the ghola project. Teg is shocked at the risk of failure that presented but Taraza knew that Teg would not fail.
Also, Odrade countermanded Teg's order to destroy the guild ship once they were at a safe distance; he believes that the surviving scattered ones in the guild ship will return with assistance and attack Gammu. Taraza responds that there are too many diverse forces from the scattering assembled on Gammu and that they would not dare alienate so many, also that the guild as been caught taking sides and that they need all the business they can get.
She then proceeds to talk about the attitude of settling the most passionate situations off the battlefield and that they have the Tyrant to thank for that, also telling Teg that he is a product of the Tyrant's conditioning.
Finally, she asks if the ghola has the same ability that Teg has for hearing and arguing both sides of an issue, balancing between the opposing forces. Teg answers the he could be a mentat.
The chapter ends with Taraza reaffirming her order to awaken the ghola's memories, saying it is deadly necessary.
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Re: Chapter 12

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Aug 2012 11:31

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