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Chapter 25

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 19:12
by Freakzilla
People always want something more than immediate joy or that deeper sense called
happiness. This is one of the secrets by which we shape the fulfillment of our
designs. The something more assumes amplified power with people who cannot give
it a name or who (most often the case) do not even suspect its existence. Most
people only react unconsciously to such hidden forces. Thus, we have only to
call a calculated something more into existence, define it and give it shape,
then people will follow.

-Leadership Secrets of the Bene Gesserit

Odrade, Sheeana and Waff are going out into the desert in order to delay things per Taraza's orders. Odrade worries that this might be a permanent delay, even if they survive, Waff might end up a basket case. Hopefully, she can use this venture to reshape Waff and thus, the Tleilaxu and thwart their plans of ascendancy. They plan to watch while Sheena dances and summons a worm. Sheeana has noticed that Tuek is different. Waff thinks Odrade is taking him out into the desert to drain his knowledge and kill him, but then again, maybe she's sincere. Either way he knows it will be God's will. Ascendancy and the Bene Gesserit as Tleilaxu missionaries is a dream come true. No matter what happens, he had cells growing in Bandalong for a replacement. An Other Memory warning intrudes on Odrade's senses, it is the scene of Leto II's death. Taraza's opposition fears they could awaken Leto from one of the pearls of awareness locked away in each worm, but her advisorys deny even the possibility. Odrade shows Waff and Sheeana where the worms began

Sheeana dances and a worm comes. She tells the worm she's brought a Reverend Mother and man from Tleilax, Waff drops to his knees and bows. Sheeana commands the worm to come down and it obeys. They mount the worm and Sheeana shows them how to hold onto the edge of a ring segment. The worm heads out into the desert at Sheeana's command and heads directly for the place where Leto died. Odrade realizes the nature of the Other Memory warning, the Tyrant's endless dream is drawing it back to the place where the dream began.

Re: Chapter 25

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 03:04
by Nietzsche's mustache
Sheeana stooped and picked up a pebble. She looked at it a moment and then threw it at the fence beside them. The pebble sailed through the meshes without touching them.

This is one of the reasons why I love Frank Herbert's writing: one could interpret the act of Sheeana throwing the pebble through the fence as foreshadowing of (for?) the events that take place in Chapterhouse:Dune; or maybe it's just a teenage girl playing with rocks. Perhaps both? Who knows, but it sure is fun thinking about it.

Re: Chapter 25

Posted: 21 Aug 2012 16:16
by Freakzilla