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Encyclopedia > Darwi Odrade
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the Dune series
by Frank Herbert
Dune
Dune Messiah
Children of Dune
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Reverend Mother Odrade, also known as Darwi Odrade or Dar is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. She is a significant character in both Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse Dune. The fictional Dune universe is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author. ... Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. ... Dune Messiah is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ... Children of Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... God Emperor of Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fourth in a series of six novels. ... Heretics of Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... Chapterhouse Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in the series of six Dune novels. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... The fictional Dune universe is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author. ... Heretics of Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... Chapterhouse Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in the series of six Dune novels. ...


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Odrade is an elite Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother. The Bene Gesserit are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... A Reverend Mother is a fictional character appearing in the novel Dune, being a Bene Gesserit woman who has finished her training. ...


The supernatural gifts that Odrade displays intermittently is what the Bene Gesserit both fear and desperately crave. The watchdogs - mainly Bellonda - scrutinize her continually, looking for reasons to terminate her, while Mother Superior Taraza senses the sisterhood needs Odrades precognitive powers to avert imminent destruction at the hands of the Honoured Matres. Precognition is a form of extra-sensory perception which allows a percipient to perceive information about future places or events before they happen (as opposed to merely predicting them based on deductive reasoning and current knowledge). ... The Honoured Matres are an organisation in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in his Dune series of novels. ...


When Taraza is killed after a showdown on Arrakis, Odrade gaines her memories - and becomes de facto Mother Superior. Arrakis,(derived from the Arabic name ar-raqiş, the dancer. ...


The over-zealous Honoured Matre that kills Odrade met her fate at the hands of Murbella - who subsequently succeeds Odrade. Murbella, the Honored Matre that appears in Frank Herberts Chapterhouse became an asset to, and later a member of, the Bene Gesserit in captivity. ...


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Chapterhouse Dune. Who is Chapterhouse Dune? What is Chapterhouse Dune? Where is Chapterhouse Dune? Definition of ... (3212 words)
Darwi Odrade has managed to make her temporary leadership of the Bene Gesserit (upon sharing with the dying Taraza) permanent and so responsibility lies in her province.
Odrade watches with equal trepidation because Murbella is vital to her plan to deal with the Honoured Matres.
To Odrades surprise Dama does actually try to negotiate with her, and Odrade wonders whether she was wise to have prearranged the attack, but while talking to Dama, she realizes that Dama intends no reasonable negotiation.
Chapterhouse Dune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2824 words)
But Odrade is undermined by her lingering affection for Sheeana and so does not force the full truth out of her, but discovers that Duncan and Sheeana have been allied together for some time and have exchanged much information.
Odrade watches with equal trepidation because Murbella is vital to her plan to deal with the Honoured Matres and to reform the sisterhood.
To Odrade's surprise Dama seems negotiative; Odrade wonders whether she was wise to have prearranged the attack.
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