WA Delegate (non-executive): The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- (elected 251 days ago)
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, Arrakis, The Cyrillic Empire of New Slavica, The Military Commonwealth, Alliance of SHIELD, Ivory Tower, The Region of Industrious Nations, The Confederation Of Independent Nations, Australia, Lower Canada, Caelum, Syldavia, The Federation of States Against HYDRA, Babylon 4, Eireann, and The World that Never Was.
The embassy with The Darwin Allied Republics is being withdrawn. Closure expected in 1 day 16 hours.
Construction of embassies with Sagittarius Arm has commenced. Completion expected in 2 days 4 hours.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector in Dune
As a region, Dune is ranked 1,247th in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
|1.||The Holy Empire of The Drezhian Masters||Corporate Police State||“Power corrupts; we strive to be very corrupt indeed”|
|2.||The Navigators of The Spacing Guild||Corporate Police State||“The Spice Must Flow”|
|3.||The Thinking Machines of Kings World||Father Knows Best State||“We Are Therefore We Rule”|
|4.||The Psychoneurot Dreaming Fremen of Heretics of Dune||Corporate Bordello||“All States are Abstractions”|
|5.||The Nomadic Peoples of Freman||New York Times Democracy||“God created Arrakis to train the faithful ”|
|6.||The Sisterhood of The Bene Gesserit||Mother Knows Best State||“My Mind Affects My Reality”|
|7.||The Power of Melange||Father Knows Best State||“The Spice Must Flow”|
|8.||The Grand Duchy of Ecaz||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Let the Spice always flow”|
|9.||The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite-||Democratic Socialists||“We are a desert power, and nothing can stop us”|
- 21 hours ago: The United Terran Alliance of The Fedral Union of the region Sagittarius Arm agreed to construct embassies.
- 23 hours ago: The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- proposed constructing embassies with Sagittarius Arm.
- 1 day 15 hours ago: The Soviet Ozoiland of Vandoosa Funf of the region The Darwin Allied Republics ordered the closure of its embassy in Dune.
- 6 days ago: The Democratic Founder of ZackStein of the region Democratic Social Union cancelled the closure of its embassy in Dune.
- 6 days ago: The President of Francois Duvalier of the region Democratic Social Union ordered the closure of its embassy in Dune.
- 8 days ago: The Democratic Founder of ZackStein of the region Democratic Social Union cancelled the closure of its embassy in Dune.
- 8 days ago: The Cimmerian Hellraisers of Yonofek of the region Democratic Social Union ordered the closure of its embassy in Dune.
- 16 days ago: Dailey ceased to exist.
- 17 days ago: The Psychoneurot Dreaming Fremen of Heretics of Dune arrived from Osiris.
- 24 days ago: Mentat jon ceased to exist.
Dune Regional Message Board
When I set out to lead humanity along my Golden Path I promised a lesson their
bones would remember. I know a profound pattern humans deny with words even
while their actions affirm it. They say they seek security and quiet,
conditions they call peace. Even as they speak, they create seeds of turmoil
-Leto II, the God Emperor
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.
-Missionaria Protectiva, Text QIV (decto)
Is Mentats of Dune worth buying if the Evermind is looking to brush up on the enemy?
"Co-written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, Mentats of Dune takes place well before the original Dune novel (Frank Herbert) and is the sequel to The Sisterhood of Dunes which is part of the Great Schools Trilogy. The series touches upon the reluctant to embrace technology and how some have allowed humans to cross this barrier to become a powerful type of human-computers with thinking patterns that are quite unparalleled and may very well change the evolution of humanity.
Unfortunately not everyone favours the idelogies of Gilbertus Albans who has founded the Mentat School in order to enable his students to fine tune their minds as the antitechnology fanatics lead their own zealotted attacks on this new technology even though they embrace technology for their own needs in this complex sci-fi political story.
With that said, Mentats of Dune at times can be quite a complex read, especially with its links to other novels in not just the series but also the original work of Dune creator Frank Herbert. Thankfully writers Brian Herbert (son of Frank Herbert) and Kevin J. Anderson ensure that their web of several stories are successfully irrevocably linked as this battle continues between two factions, one based in ancient lore and the other in futuristic technological achievements.
Of course it would not be a Dune novel without the fabled world of Arrakis and its Spice that is the heart and core of the Dune universe and fortunately plays an interesting role in this story, not to mention the political intrigue, especially that of Josef Venport. The characterisation of Mentats of Dune is almost flawless and even though the novel is a little slow to start, when the story does pick up, so does the role of each and every character in this intricate story about the fate of mankind.
It’s the perfect sci-fi space opera and both Herbert and Anderson should be commended on another enjoyable Dune novel."
Reviewed by: Thomas Jackson
I really loved the original books, but I can't say the same about the new books being milked from the grave of Frank Herbert
To each there own .
But with that said I enjoy the new books are they on par with Frank Herbert's... No. But they are good books in their own rights , well that My opinion .
Fremen of Heretics of Dune Welcome to Dune by the way.
I thought the new books I read were good but I don't really think of them as Dune books.
So I still haven't gotten around to picking it up, it wasn't on the shelf at Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago, and I just can't bring myself to pay 14.00 for an ebook...but my observations, Dune 1-3 are great, 4-5 are ok, 6 was good, If I remember correctly. The Legends books were pretty good, being Butlerian Jihad to Machine Crusade. I've not read the House Trilogy in some time but they were ok. The Sisterhood book was some pretty good work as were Hunters and Sandworms. I have not been able to get into the books that fit into the middle of the Frank Herbert stories...that being said I should really reread these books to see if they fit my memories, and I think probably in Chronological Order this time.
Even Herbert could get pretty repetitive after his first 3 books were published. After that his books were hit or miss, and definitely not as well written.
The post-Frank Herbert books feel like they were ghost written by Terry Brooks. :-(