Spend energies on those who make you strong. Energy spent on weaklings drags
you to doom. (HM rule) Bene Gesserit Commentary: Who judges?
-The Dortujla Record
On the day of Dortjula's return, Odrade is having a bad day. A weapons conference with Teg and Idaho is indecisive, Murbella is stuck in a philosophical dead end and now she's arguing with Bell and Sheeana at Chapterhouse's perimeter. She wants a gazebo built in the orchard and Bell to provide the best dinner she can arrange as a peace offering. Sheeana says this will boost morale when sisters see how confiden Mother Superior is. Odrade claims she knows how the Honored Matres will find them, through the patterns they create through their habits. Bell calls her a romantic which Odrade admits to, she's a romantic like the Tyrant. In the way he sensatized himself to his creation, she was sensitized to his prescient trap. Odrade says the Honored Matres only have to recognize their own habits to find the Bene Gesserit.
An acolyte messanger interupts with news that Dortjula has arrive and is ill. This is an extrememly odd comment to make about a Reverend Mother. Odrade orders her to be brought to her workroom and for Tam to be brought there too. Dortjula hobbles in on a cane and informs Mother Superior that she has arranged a meeting with the "Spider Queen" on Junction in 100 days. Odrade asks what happened to her, Dortjula says the performed experiments on her, but it's not important. They promise safe passage to and from Junction for Mother Superior and five others. She should expect them to be killed though. She tells them about the grotesque things they did to her and how the Futars use a scream to immobilize Honored Matres.
Odrade calls for Suks to care for Dortjula and has her stay in her own guest room. She calls for Teg and orders Tam to watch him and give him a com link to Duncan as Weapons Master. This will be a full war council meeting. Teg proposes a feint at Gammu and attack on Junction. He plans to surround them with foldspace sensors that will explode on contact and give them a trajectory. This is actually to hide his ability to see no-ships. Bellonda says this is madness, Teg replies with, "Abandon all sanity, ye who enter here." Teg warns that the Honored Matre insanity is contageous. Odrade gives him ninety days to get ready.
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