It is a time of turmoil in the lives of many, the Great Houses fighting for control of the great commodity of the universe—the spice mélange. The Spacing Guild plays all parties against the middle, so as to keep an uninterrupted flow of Spice to their addicted Navigators, that make fold-space travel possible to those that can pay the price required.
In the shadows, the Blessed Sisters of the Bene Gesserit keep record of every breeding going back centuries to bring themselves closer to achieving their great goal of bringing into being the Kwisatz Haderach. Their ways are secret, known only to an elite few, but their precious breeding program holds the entire universe in sway. Their Sisters are married or otherwise attached to powerful men of the universe, and their breeding habits are dictated by the Sisterhood. In their ultimate goal of finding their Messiah—one they could control—they tightened their own political control on the Great Houses themselves.
The only unknown in the equation remained the desert planet Arrakis. The vastness of its deserts held a people who held a dream of a coming paradise, brought to them from an off-worlder—one they called the Lisan al-Gaib. This man would bring the universe to its knees, and bring life-giving water and green to their world, so they keep the planet in trust for their Messiah, fending foreigners off the Sands, and away from the great sandworms and their hoards of mélange.
This roleplay is set in the universe created by Frank Herbert for his DUNE saga. I am looking for those interested in playing in this universe on Arrakis. There will be no canon characters played, and all characters must be ORIGINAL.
Setting: Arrakis, pre-Harkonnen occupation, during the stewardship of Hasimir Fenring (approximately 60 years before the appointment of Vladimir Harkonnen as the CHOAM Steward)
Please respond to this thread if you are interested.
OOC Thread: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=65249.0
Character Thread: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=65250.0