We are not looking at a new state of matter but at a newly recognized
relationship between consciousness and matter, which provides a more penetrating
insight into the workings of prescience. The oracle shapes a projected inner
universe to produce new external probabilities out of forces that are not
understood. There is no need to understand these forces before using them to
shape the physical universe. Ancient metal workers had no need to understand
the molecular and submolecular complexities of their steel, bronze, copper,
gold, and tin. They invented mystical powers to describe the unknown while they
continued to operate their forges and wield their hammers.
-Mother Superior Taraza, Argument in Council
Odrade sits in Taraza’s office integrating Other Memory and thinking about Taraza’s plan. She had carefully timed leaking info to the Honored Matres about the sexual bonding abilities implanted in Duncan by the Tleilaxu. She thinks about Teg, Waff and his Face Dancers who died on Rakis. Ix and the Guild would fall to competition from The Scattering and the Fish Speakers were a satellite of Ix. They suspect Teg had the ability to see no-ships in the end. Sheeana passed the “proof of Siona” and is allowed to leave the no-ship but Duncan is an unknown and must remain in the ship. He says he didn’t kill Murbella, who is pregnant, because she was not an imprinter. They must be watched together. The worm in the hold was nearing metamorphasis, soon Sheeana would lure it into a bath of water and spice, creating sandtrout that will transform Chapterhouse. They found Teg’s will on the ship’s computer, he called out the Bene Gesserit for their dependence on histories. She takes a ‘thopter out to the no-ship to see Duncan and tells him that the real purpose of Taraza’s plan was to destroy Rakis and most of the worms in order to release the Tyrant’s oracular hold on them. By the time the one they have grows in numbers humanity will have grown past it. Never again will a single force rule their destiny. On her way out she looks at the worm in the hold, wispers to it that they have his language now. She asks if this was his design but got no answer and didn’t expect one.
Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.~Pink Snowman