WA Delegate: None.
Founder: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite-
Embassies: United Federation of Planets, One big Island, New Europe, The Vast, Democratic Social Union, The Ascendancy, Goliath SpecOps inc, Intergalactic Federacy, Alaran peri quan preciad, World Alliance, Zarathustra, Union of Nationalists, The Triphorian Empire, Black Mesa Islands, The Worst Region Known in NS, The Darwin Allied Republics, and 17 others.Romania, The Illuminati, The Cyrillic Empire of New Slavica, Alliance of SHIELD, Ivory Tower, The Region of Industrious Nations, The Confederation Of Independent Nations, Australia, Lower Canada, Caelum, Syldavia, Babylon 4, Eireann, The World that Never Was, Sagittarius Arm, Walbard, and Illuminati.
Construction of embassies with Arrakis has commenced. Completion expected in 19 hours.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Primitive in Dune
Nations were ranked by World Census officials based on the number of natural phenomena attributed solely to the unknowable will of the gods.
As a region, Dune is ranked 15,660th in the world for Most Primitive.
|1.||The Jihadists of Freman||New York Times Democracy||“God created Arrakis to train the faithful ”|
|2.||The Grand Duchy of Ecaz||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Let the Spice always flow”|
|3.||The Matriarchy of The New Sisterhood||Democratic Socialists||“Optimism may be the greatest weapon humanity possesses.”|
|4.||The Thinking Machines of Kings World||Father Knows Best State||“We Are Therefore We Rule”|
|5.||The Psychoneurot Dreaming Fremen of Heretics of Dune||Corporate Bordello||“All States are Abstractions”|
|6.||The Sisterhood of The Bene Gesserit||Mother Knows Best State||“My Mind Affects My Reality”|
|7.||The Power of Melange||Libertarian Police State||“The Spice Must Flow”|
|8.||The Atreides Settlement of Saralis||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Honesty, Loyalty, Honor”|
|9.||The Holy Empire of The Drezhian Masters||Corporate Police State||“Power corrupts; we strive to be very corrupt indeed”|
|10.||The Navigators of The Spacing Guild||Compulsory Consumerist State||“The Spice Must Flow”|
- 2 days 12 hours ago: The Nomadic Peoples of Sam Cro of the region Arrakis agreed to construct embassies.
- 2 days 14 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- proposed constructing embassies with Arrakis.
- 3 days 15 hours ago: Embassy cancelled between Arrakis and Dune.
- 3 days 15 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- lost WA Delegate status.
- 3 days 20 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- tagged the region "Outer Space".
- 3 days 20 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- removed the tag "Monarchist".
- 3 days 20 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- tagged the region "Monarchist".
- 3 days 20 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- removed the tag "Offsite Forums".
- 3 days 20 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- tagged the region "Role Player".
- 3 days 20 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- updated the World Factbook entry.
Dune Regional Message Board
I liked the David Lynch movie, but some elements were overdone and didn't add anything to the movie. Things like the blood plugs and Sting acting way over the top, instead of maybe just giving acting a try. Take away the how over the top portrayal of the Harkonans and it's a good movie.
I loved the miniseries (both of them). The only miss of the Dune miniseries was that they forgot the weirding modules, which were kind of important to the plot. The special effects were also definitely at the stage to do the series justice by the time the miniseries was made. The Baron in the miniseries was really well done, unlike in the movie.
Because the weirding modules were made up by David Lynch are are not in the novel
In the novel, Paul Atreides and his mother Lady Jessica teach the Fremen the Bene Gesserit martial art referred to by the Fremen as the weirding way.
Prana-bindu training and the weirding way
The Bene Gesserit develop their physical abilities as well as their mental abilities. A trained Sister has full control over each muscle in her body through training known as prana-bindu. This allows her to bend the last joint in her little toe while remaining otherwise motionless, bend and contort her body in ways that most would consider impossible, or put a remarkable amount of force behind a physical blow. The mental part of prana-bindu, or prana-nervature (prana stands for breath, bindu stands for musculature) is the precise control of the totality of nerves in the human body. In Dune, Reverend Mother Mohiam tests Paul with a nerve induction device ("the box") that causes the sensation of intense pain. Paul learns that he is not the only one to have tried it, but is perhaps specially resistant; this conversation points to a widespread use of it as a tool among the Bene Gesserit to measure self control, nerve control, and as Mohiam puts it, crisis and observation.
Unarmed attacks are part of the specialized martial art called the weirding way, which incorporates the prana-bindu methods of optimized muscle control, which enable one to deliver powerful blows and to move with extreme precision and speed. The basic principle behind the weirding way is that, as Farad'n Corrino says, "My mind affects my reality." A user of the weirding way has to know that the action he or she "wants" to perform has already been performed. For example, to imagine oneself behind an opponent at the current moment in time; when trained well, this knowledge will place you at the spot desired. As the art's prana bindu incorporation allows even small attacks to do massive damage, weirding way combat is to the death.
Much too long ago since I've read the books. :-)
I thought the weirding modules made a lot of sense and added to the story. It made Atreides more of a threat to the Emperor and made the Fremen more of a threat in an age of post-pointy stick warfare. It was one of the few deviations from the book that worked well. Heart plugs and Sting not so much.
Apparently, among the stuff out there most honest to the first book are the strategy boardgames board games for control of Dune between the Bene Gesserit, the Atreides, the Harkonnens, the Empire, the Theilaxu, the Navigators, Ix, and some other groups.
I actually have that board game but I've never been able to find people to play it with me so it's just sitting in my closet.
I resigned from the WA So I could send a WA Puppet to Arrakis
If my WA were not tied up elsewhere I would assist you.
Thanks for the thought at lest. I'm hopeful the Arrakis issue will be resolved shortly
I think I've got that under some control, I added a password and the world factbook says for anybody looking for a Dune region to come here. I'll telegram the two people there to come here and if they don't in a week or so(too long?) I'll boot them and that'll be that...maybe, we've played this game before.
That we have and know this game well