Sunday, April 11, 2010

Salusa Secundus

Salusa Secundus

The "Terminology of the Imperium"—says it all. You don’t really need to know—the glossary of the 1965 novel Dune by Herbert. But it helps…

SALUSA SECUNDUS—the third planet of Gamma Waiping. Designed and designated as the Imperial Prison Planet—after removal of the Royal Court to Kaitain.

SALUSA SECUNDUS—the homeworld of House Corrino. The second stopping point—in the migrations of the Wandering Zensunni.

Fremen tradition saying—they were slaves on S.S. for nine generations. That’s a long time—no wonder they’re mean. They use the Weirding Way—to get their way of doing things done.

The Padishah Emperors of the Known Universe—still use Salusa Secundus as a prison planet. It’s a penal colony—where the "worst riff-raff in the galaxy” are sent.

Infamously known as a "hell world”—the planet's climate is so severe and polluted. That the mortality rate among newborn prisoners—is higher than sixty per cent.

It used to be the fairest planet—in the Known Universe. Home-world of all the Galactic Citizens—of this vast ancient Galactic Wormhole System swirling around us.

It was once known as Earth—now Terra the Troubled World of Salusa Secundus. Prison Planet—the S/M Blue Marble of Solar Star System 666.

I was born on Earth—I am an exiled Son of Salusa Secundus now. The Imperial House Corrino—used our planet as a secret recruiting and training ground for its fierce Sardaukar troopers.

I was a Sardaukar Star Trooper—for many years. After I ascended to the Imperial Throne—I ordered House Corrino to be exiled to Salusa Secundus.

Except for the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV’s eldest daughter—the Princess Irulan because I married her past. We are now folding space—to visit distant Ix.

Many machines on Ix. New machines. Oh. Yes. Better than those on Richese.

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