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Re: "Earl" Gurney

Posted: 04 May 2010 08:51
by A Little Galach
Freakzilla wrote:Real power in the Landsraad lies in CHOAM contracts and directorships, ruling a planet does you no good if that planet doesn't have a product.

The Atreides Emperors probably just pulled the Harkonnen fangs by stripping them of their CHOAM holdings like Paul did to Shaddam, and left them on their poor homeworlds.

I don't recall any exports from Geidi Prime being mentioned.


GP is described as a wrung-out husk by the time of Dune, and the fact that the Harkonnens manufactured fancy wood doesn't mean it was on GP, unless that's elsewhere in Heretics that I haven't gotten to yet. In fact, I would think it wouldn't be on GP since it was such a cesspool of pollution.

Re: "Earl" Gurney

Posted: 04 May 2010 16:01
by Freakzilla
I thought HoD said the forests were relatively recently planted in an attempt to clean up GP and there was still an oily residue over the whole planet.

I'll have to look into that later...

Re: "Earl" Gurney

Posted: 04 May 2010 17:06
by SadisticCynic
Heretics of Dune wrote:In the time of the Old Empire and even under the reign of Muad'dib, the
region around the Gammu Keep had been a forest reserve, high ground
rising well above the oily residue that tended to cover Harkonnen land.
On this ground, the Harkonnens had grown some of the finest pilingitam,
a wood of steady currency, always valued by the supremely rich. From
the most ancient times, the knowledgeable had preferred to surround
themselves with fine woods rather than with the mass-produced artificial
materials known then as polastine, polaz, and pormabat latterly: tine, laz,
and bat). As far back as the Old Empire there had been a pejorative label
for the small rich and Families Minor arising from the knowledge of a
rare wood's value.


Here ya go!

Re: "Earl" Gurney

Posted: 04 May 2010 17:12
by Freakzilla
SadisticCynic wrote:
Heretics of Dune wrote:In the time of the Old Empire and even under the reign of Muad'dib, the
region around the Gammu Keep had been a forest reserve, high ground
rising well above the oily residue that tended to cover Harkonnen land.
On this ground, the Harkonnens had grown some of the finest pilingitam,
a wood of steady currency, always valued by the supremely rich. From
the most ancient times, the knowledgeable had preferred to surround
themselves with fine woods rather than with the mass-produced artificial
materials known then as polastine, polaz, and pormabat latterly: tine, laz,
and bat). As far back as the Old Empire there had been a pejorative label
for the small rich and Families Minor arising from the knowledge of a
rare wood's value.


Here ya go!


I stand corrected, thanks. :)

Re: "Earl" Gurney

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:37
by Hunchback Jack
SandChigger wrote:You're never a "bad person" for pointing out places where FH made mistakes or was lazy, because he was only human and we don't worship him as some infallible being.


Blasphemer! Kill the heretic! :angry-cussing:

HBJ

Re: "Earl" Gurney

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:41
by Freakzilla