A Thing Of Eternity: You weren't being elitist. Forgive me for not rechecking but I think you were the only one that even attempted to help. Everyone else (I think) was just dismissive. Like I said, there's no harm in helping someone with a fun project who doesn't want to devote a lot of his time to researching. That's all I'm saying. Saying "read the book" is reasonable but resenting being asked and giving no infomation isn't as reasonable.Attriedes:
Known to "rule with the consent of the ruled"
Hatred for intrigue
Bene Gesserit insight
Respect of the Fremen (vital in the story)Harkonnen:
"Spend as little as possible maintaining a populace"
Massive stockpiles of spice
Secretly helped by Emperor and his dreaded army
(They don't end human life for the sake of it but have no tollerance of failure)Fremen:
Organised in MASSIVE cominutes.
Around ten thousand per sietch (cave complex)
The best fighters, vital and fast
Willing to instantly self-sacrifice for the good of the tribe
Special training by Paul Muad'Dib Attriedes
Secretly changing the planet to a green paradise
Fiercely loyal to Liet Kynes, planetologist who's guiding them with the ecology
Spice accessSpacing Guild:
Outside Imperial control
Complacent and rely completely on prescience instead of political sense
Like nothing else in Dune like them. They're a politically neutral service everyone depends on. Even the Emperor
Rely heavily on Spice. No spice, no space travel for anyone
The steersmen are mutated by the spice chambers they live in, and even the guild agents don't generally see them
Leto said to Paul: "The guild heighliners (motherships that can "fold space"/teleport) are so big that our entire fleet will be tucked in to a corner. We could be alongside Harkonnen ships and have nothing to fear. They wouldn't risk their shipping privelleges."
BTW the currency in Dune is Solaris. Spice is just an important commodity.