Technology, in common with many other activities, tends toward avoidance of
risks by investors. Uncertainty is ruled out if possible. Capital investment
follows this rule, since people generally prefer the predictable. Few recognize
how destructive this can be, how it imposes severe limits on variability and
thus makes whole populations fatally vulnerable to the shocking ways our
universe can throw the dice.
-Assessment of Ix, Bene Gesserit Archives
Sheeana awakens to find herself surrounded by priests in their complex. At first she is fearfull until she realizes the power she has over them. Sheeana sends the priests away, all except the females. She asks if her quarters are the best, then they move her into the High Priest's room. They give her the finest stilsuit and robes. High Priest Tuek thinks Sheeana is a modern day Siona, come to weed out evil among the priests. They bow to her every whim. Years pass and word of Sheeana spreads. The Bene Gesserit order a defense force be kept on constant alert. Sheeana never tells the priests how her village and family were eaten by Shaitan.
The message from Taraza to her observers on Rakis was direct and pointed: "The generations of preparation have become the years of refinement. We will move only at the proper moment. There is no longer any doubt that this child is the one."
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