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Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries
Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries

The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herbert's fictional Dune universe. Image File history File links Shaddamiv. ... Image File history File links Shaddamiv. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... Giancarlo Giannini (born August 1, 1942) is an Italian actor. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the Dune novel by Frank Herbert. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ...


Padishah (پادشاه) is a Persian word meaning "great king" or "king of kings". Persian (local name: FārsÄ« or PārsÄ«) is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ...


The fictional Padishah Empire encompassed the entire universe known to mankind. It was also commonly referred to as the "Imperium" or "The Known Universe". While the Emperor was supreme ruler of the universe, power was shared, in a quasi-feudal arrangement, with the noble houses of the Landsraad and with the Spacing Guild, which possessed a monopoly over interstellar travel. During most of the Dune timeline, the throne was occupied by members of House Corrino. The Corrinos used the Sardaukar soldier-fanatics to enforce their power throughout the universe. Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ... The Landsraad was a fictional organisation in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... Interstellar space travel is unmanned or manned travel between stars, though the term usually denotes the latter. ... Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ... The Sardaukar were a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science fiction novels. ...

According to the Legends of Dune series, the Empire was founded on the planet Salusa Secundus. In Dune and the Prelude to Dune series it was revealed that, after centuries as the capital of the Corrino Padishah Empire, Salusa was devastated by atomics. The Imperial throne was relocated to the planet Kaitain, where it remained for millennia.-1... Salusa Secundus is a fictional planet appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... The Prelude to Dune trilogy was written by Brian Herbert (son of Frank Herbert) and Kevin J. Anderson and based in part on Frank Herberts notes, found after his death. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... Kaitain is a fictional planet appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ...


Power shifted to House Atreides during the events of Dune, when Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides threatened to cut off production of the spice melange on Arrakis (the only known source), forcing Shaddam IV to abdicate and exiling him to barren Salusa. With Paul's ascension to the throne, the title of Emperor became synonymous with that of a deity (and the term "Padishah" ceased to exist). In 10,209 AG (After Guild), a failed assassination attempt left Paul blind. Following the birth of his children, Leto II and Ghanima, he walked off into the desert, in accordance with Fremen custom for the blind, leaving his sister Alia as Imperial Regent until the children came of age. Ten years later, Leto realized his father's vision of the Golden Path and claimed the throne for himself. In 13,728 AG (after 3509 years of rule), The God Emperor Leto, now a sandworm, died, effectively abolishing the Imperial throne. Emblem of House Atreides from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Atreides. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer, originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... Leto Atreides II, portrayed by James McAvoy in the Children of Dune miniseries Leto Atreides II is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... Ghanima (meaning spoil of war in the Fremen language) is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... Alia Atreides, portayed by Daniela Amavia in the Children of Dune miniseries. ... The Golden Path is Leto IIs strategy to prevent humanitys destruction in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Sandworms are fictional desert-dwelling creatures from Frank Herberts science fiction series Dune. ...


The non-canon Dune Encyclopedia (1984) by Dr. Willis McNelly invents an extensive, alternate chronology of Padishah Emperors. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Dune Encyclopedia by Dr. Willis E. McNelly is a collection of essays written by fans of Frank Herberts Dune novels. ...

Contents

The Padishah Emperors

Name Reign Ordinal
House Corrino
Faykan I (Faykan Butler) 88 BG - ? BG or AG 1
Hassik III Unknown
Ishaq XV Unknown
Idriss I Unknown
Crown Prince Raphael Unknown
Vutier II Unknown 78
Fondil III ? - 10,018 79
Elrood IX 10,018 - 10,156 80
Shaddam IV 10,156 - 10,196 81
House Atreides
Paul "Muad'Dib" 10,196 - 10,209
Imperial Regent Alia 10,209 - 10,219
Leto II, "The God Emperor" 10,219 - 13,728
Note: Dune's Imperial dating system is based upon
the formation of the Spacing Guild, measured as
"Before Guild" and "After Guild" (B.G. and A.G.)

Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Alia Atreides, portayed by Daniela Amavia in the Children of Dune miniseries. ... Leto Atreides II, portrayed by James McAvoy in the Children of Dune miniseries Leto Atreides II is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ...

Faykan I

The first Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe was Faykan Corrino I. In the events of Dune: The Battle of Corrin, he was born in 145 B.G. as Faykan Butler, the son of Quentin Butler and grandson of Xavier Harkonnen. A primero (general) in the Army of the Jihad, Faykan later became Viceroy of the League of Nobles, using the political atmosphere and the religious fervor of the Cult of Serena to gain popularity and respect among the League. In 100 B.G. he married Jessica Boro-Ginjo, great-granddaughter of former Grand Patriarch Iblis Ginjo and descendant of House Boro, the Imperial House in the time before the Titans took control of the Old Empire. Dune: The Battle of Corrin is the third book in the Legends of Dune series. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Xavier Harkonnen is a character in the fictional Dune Universe. ... The Butlerian Jihad is an epic turning point in the back-story of Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... The League of Nobles is a system of government in the Dune universe: Legends of Dune trilogy. ... Serena Butler, the daughter of Manion and Livia Butler, is a character in Brian Herbert and Kevin J Andersons Legends of Dune series, a trilogy of novels set during the Butlerian Jihad, the war against thinking machines only vaguely referred to in Frank Herberts original Dune series. ... Iblis Ginjo is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Iblis Ginjo is a fictional character from the Dune prequel universe created by Frank Herberts son, Brian Herbert. ... House Boro is a fictional family in the Dune-series. ... The Titans are a group of fictional characters in the Legends of Dune series of novels, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and set in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Old Empire is a fictional galactic empire in the Dune-series. ...


In 88 B.G., after the Battle of Corrin ended the Butlerian Jihad, Faykan merged the position of Viceroy with the vacant position of Grand Patriarch as the first step to consolidate his power. Faykan changed his family name to Corrino in tribute to the Battle of Corrin and declared himself Emperor, thereby establishing the Corrino Empire. Later, he asserted his power through military might over the factions of the former League through the formation of the army that became known as the Sardaukar. The Landsraad was formed by the League in order to keep the power of the Corrinos in check. It has been suggested that Bridge of the Hrethgir be merged into this article or section. ... The Butlerian Jihad is an epic turning point in the back-story of Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ...


It can be argued that the Faykan may not have been considered an actual Padishah Emperor, as the Golden Lion Throne, CHOAM, the Guild, and the Landsraad were founded circa 1 A.G. The first Emperor to bear that title was most likely Faykan's son or grandson. The Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantile or CHOAM is a fictional universal development corporation in Frank Herberts Dune universe, which is first mentioned in Dune. ...


Hassik III

Hassik Corrino III was the Padishah Emperor when the Corrino homeworld of Salusa Secundus was laid to waste by an atomic catastrophe. Hassik relocated the Imperial throne to Kaitain and turned Salusa into a prison planet.


In Dune: House Atreides, Shaddam IV noted that the Imperial Observatory had been built by Hassik III. A builder of many grand edifices, "Hassik III had wanted to show that even after the near obliteration of House Corrino, the Imperium and its business would continue at a more exalted level than ever before." The Golden Lion Throne itself, first mentioned in Dune, had been carved from a single piece of blue-green Hagal quartz — "the largest such gem ever found, dating back to the days of Emperor Hassik III." House Atreides is the first book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ... Kaitain is a fictional planet appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Below is a list of fictional planets from the universe depicted in the series of books beginning with Frank Herberts Dune. ...


According to Dune: House Corrino, Hassik III was the first to be entombed in the Imperial Necropolis, the large catacombs beneath the Imperial Palace in Corrinth, the capital city of Kaitain. House Corrino is the third book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ... Kaitain is a fictional planet appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Kaitain is a fictional planet appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ...


In Dune: House Corrino, Jessica Atreides went to the Hassik III Center for the Performing Arts (with Emperor Shaddam IV and the Lady Anirul) to see the play My Father's Shadow while she was on Kaitain serving as a personal lady-in-waiting for the Corrino family. It was noted that "Hassik III ... had taxed his subjects nearly into bankruptcy in order to rebuild a governmental infrastructure." Lady Jessica Atreides, portrayed by Saskia Reeves in the Dune miniseries Jessica Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... In Frank Herberts Dune novels, Lady Anirul Sadow-Tonkin Corrino was a Bene Gesserit of hidden rank who was married to the 81st Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. Lady Anirul is mostly remembered as the mother of Princess Irulan Corrino (Saint Irulan-The-Virgin) and the grandmother of Harq al...


The following excerpts of Hassik III's writings are referenced via epigraphs in the Prelude to Dune novels: In literature, an epigraph is a quotation that is placed at the start of a work or section that expresses in some succinct way an aspect or theme of what is to follow. ...

  • How easily grief becomes anger, and revenge gains arguments. — Lament for Salusa Secundus (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • It is difficult to make power lovable — this is the dilemma of all governments. — private Kaitain journals (Dune: House Corrino)

House Harkonnen is the second book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ...

Idriss I

Idriss Corrino I was the father of Imperial Crown Prince Raphael Corrino, and was assassinated by his political enemies. Later, Idriss was featured in My Father's Shadow, a play based upon Raphael's life.


The following excerpts of Idriss I's writings are referenced via epigraphs in Dune: House Corrino:

  • Man participates in all cosmic events. — Legacies of Kaitain
  • The natural destiny of power is fragmentation. — Landsraad Archives

Raphael

According to most historians, Crown Prince Raphael Corrino was one of the most brilliant politicians and scholars of House Corrino, and to quote Earl Dominic Vernius, "the only good Corrino of them all!" Raphael was also the originator of the term "Law is the ultimate science", which is the motto of House Corrino. Earl Dominic Vernius is one of the main characters of the Prelude of Dune-trilogy, which takes place 40-16 years before the events of Dune. ...


Raphael was born as the eldest son of the Padishah Emperor Idriss I, and thereby the Imperial Crown Prince of the Padishah Empire. When Idriss was assassinated, Raphael refused to be crowned Emperor, claiming he was not worthy of the throne. Instead, he seated himself upon a smaller throne beside the Imperial Golden Lion Throne. Even as the defacto ruler, Raphael always referred to himself as "Crown Prince". His wife Herade, however, used the title Empress. Much later, a play was written based upon Raphael's life, named My Father's Shadow.


The following quotes and excerpts of Raphael's writings are referenced via epigraphs in the Prelude to Dune novels:

  • History allows us to see the obvious — but unfortunately, not until it is too late. (Dune: House Atreides)
  • Among the responsibilities of command is the necessity to punish ... but only when the victim demands it. — Discourses on Leadership in a Galactic Imperium, 12th Edition (Dune: House Atreides)
  • We all live in the shadows of our predecessors for a time. But we who determine the fate of planets eventually reach the point at which we become not the shadows, but the light itself. — Discourses on Leadership (Dune: House Atreides)
  • The worst sort of alliances are those which weaken us. Worse still is when an Emperor fails to recognize such an alliance for what it is. — Discourses on Leadership (Dune: House Atreides)
  • A world is supported by four things: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous, and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. — Discourses on Galactic Leadership (Dune: House Atreides)
  • Secrets are an important aspect of power. The effective leader spreads them in order to keep men in line. — Discourses on Leadership in a Galactic Imperium, Twelfth Edition (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • Too much knowledge never makes for simple decisions. — Discourses on Leadership (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • An empire built on power cannot attract the affections and loyalty that men bestow willingly on a regime of ideas and beauty. Adorn your Grand Empire with beauty, with culture. — From a speech, L'Institut de Kaitain Archives (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • Facts mean nothing when they are preempted by appearances. Do not underestimate the power of impression over reality. — The Rudiments of Power (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • Political leaders often don't recognize the practical uses of imagination and innovative new ideas until such forms are thrust under their noses by bloody hands. — Discourses on Galactic Leadership (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • It requires a desperate and lonely sort of courage to challenge the accepted wisdom upon which social peace of mind rests. — In Defense of Change in the Face of Tradition (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • There are tides of leadership, rising and falling. Into each Emperor's reign flow the tides, ebbing and surging. — Discourses on Leadership in a Galactic Imperium, Twelfth Edition (Dune: House Corrino)
  • Law always moves in the direction of protecting the strong and oppressing the weak. Dependence upon force corrodes justice. — Precepts of Civilization (Dune: House Corrino)
  • Greatness must always be combined with vulnerability. (Dune: House Corrino)
  • Inevitably, the aristocrat resists his final duty — which is to step aside and vanish into history. (Dune: House Corrino)

In Dune: House Corrino, the following quotes are attributed to Raphael in the play about his life, My Father's Shadow (though Jessica Atreides notes that the lines have been slightly altered in some way from the original text):

  • To be born a Corrino is more blessing than any man deserves.
  • I shall not usurp my father's throne, and woe to any parasite who considers it.

Raphael's consort is also quoted via epigraph in Dune: House Corrino:

  • In a society where hard data is uncertain at best, one must be careful to manipulate the truth. Appearance becomes reality. Perception becomes fact. Use this to your advantage. — Empress Herade, A Primer on the Finer Points of Culture in the Imperium
  • Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. You must climb the mountain just a little ... enough to test that it's a mountain, enough to see where the other mountains are. From the top of any mountain, you cannot see that mountain. — Empress Herade, consort to Crown Prince Raphael Corrino

Vutier II

Vutier Corrino II was the 78th Emperor of the Known Universe, and father to the 79th Emperor Fondil III. Little is known about Vutier II, though in Dune: House Atreides Shaddam IV remarks that Vutier was a great patron of the arts.


Fondil III

Fondil Corrino III (9843 - 10,018 A.G.) was the 79th Emperor of the Known Universe, son of Vutier II and father to Elrood IX. After striking down many revolts, he became known as "the Hunter".


According to Dune: House Corrino, Fondil was laid to rest in a walled-up vault in the Imperial Necropolis:

The pitted iron door was flanked by the stuffed carcasses of two ferocious predators the man had killed: a spiny ecadroghe from the high plateaus of Ecaz and a tufted saber-bear from III Delta Kaising. Fondil, however, had taken his epithet from hunting men, ferreting out enemies and destroying them. His big-game adventures had been a mere diversion. Below is a list of fictional planets from the universe depicted in the series of books beginning with Frank Herberts Dune. ... Below is a list of fictional planets from the universe depicted in the series of books beginning with Frank Herberts Dune. ...

The following quotes are attributed to Fondil III via epigraphs in Dune: House Corrino:

  • The fact that any family in the Imperium could deploy its atomics to destroy the planetary bases of fifty or more Great Houses need not concern us overmuch. It is a situation we can hold in check. If we remain strong enough.
  • Pay your spies well. One good infiltrator is more valuable than legions of Sardaukar.
  • The conquerors despise the conquered for allowing themselves to be beaten.

Elrood IX

Elrood Corrino IX (born 9,999 A.G.) was the 80th Emperor of the Known Universe, son of Fondil III "The Hunter" and father to Shaddam IV. Elrood was the penultimate emperor in the Corrino Dynasty and ascended to the throne at the age of 19. During his reign of 138 years, Elrood married into many royal houses of the Imperium, among them House Mutelli, House Hagal and House Ecaz. Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... House Atreides House Corrino House Fenring House Harkonnen House Moritani House Ordos House Richese House Vernius Categories: | ... House Atreides House Corrino House Fenring House Harkonnen House Moritani House Ordos House Richese House Vernius Categories: | ... House Atreides House Corrino House Fenring House Harkonnen House Moritani House Ordos House Richese House Vernius Categories: | ...


According to the back matter of Dune: House Atreides, Elrood married Barbara Mutelli in 10,1019 A.G.; they had a daughter, Wensicia (not to be confused with Elrood's granddaughter Wensicia Corrino), and a son, Elliott. Elrood murdered one-year-old Elliott himself, after which "Barbara went insane; Elrood kept her, though, and impregnated her repeatedly ... the fertilized embryos were placed in storage for later dynastic emergencies." Barbara died in 10,026, and Elrood's subsequent marriage to Yvette Hagal in 10,036 produced three daughters: Crystane, Tara and Edwina (b. 10,070). Edwina would later marry Count Ilban Richese in 10,090, and eventually became the great-grandmother of Paul Atreides. Princess Wensicia Corrino, portrayed by Susan Sarandon in the Children of Dune miniseries Princess Wensicia Corrino is a fictional character from the Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... Richese is a fictional planet in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Count Ilban Richese is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


Yvette died in 10,075 A.G., and Elrood next married Alexandra Ecaz in 10,079. She gave birth to the Crown Prince Fafnir, but later disappeared in 10,098. Elrood's "impulsive marriage" to Habla of Hassika V in 10,100 was childless for 19 years. Using one of the frozen embryos from his first wife, Barbara Mutelli, Elrood made it possible for Habla to produce a son — Shaddam. Shaddam himself never knew that his genetic mother was Barbara.


Elrood's eldest son and heir Fafnir was murdered by Count Hasimir Fenring in 10,138 A.G. at the urging of Shaddam, who himself desired to inherit the throne. According to Shaddam, Elrood suspected Fenring's role in Fafnir's death (and later discovered Shaddam's complicity), but accepted it as part of Imperial politics. Though they never confessed, in Dune: House Corrino, Shaddam recalled that Elrood had "cackled knowingly: and said: Hasimir Fenring is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

It shows initiative that you are able to make difficult decisions. But do not be so eager to take the responsibility of an Emperor. I still have many years left in my reign, and you must observe my example. Watch, and learn.

In Dune: House Atreides, Shaddam remembered how Elrood had been amused when he learned that Shaddam "had been slipping contraceptives into the food of his own mother, Habla, so she couldn't conceive another son and rival to him." Elrood, however, had also fathered an illegitimate son named Tyros Reffa with his concubine Shando Balut, the future wife of Earl Dominic Vernius of Ix. Tyros Reffa is a fictional character from the Dune. ... Look up concubine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... House Vernius is a fictional noble family from Brian Herberts Dune prequel novels. ... Ix is a fictional planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert. ...


Elrood was Padishah Emperor at the time of the first Prelude to Dune novel, Dune: House Atreides. In his later years, Elrood gave the siridar-governorship of Arrakis to House Harkonnen. He also created the title "Imperial Planetologist of Arrakis", and appointed Pardot Kynes to find out exactly how the spice melange was created. Elrood became a despotic and dictatorial ruler who in 10,154 A.G. authorized the Tleilaxu takeover of planet Ix and established the Project Amal program to create synthetic melange, intending to remove the Empire's dependency on Arrakis and control the spice himself. His long rule ended in 10,156 when he was assassinated, poisoned by slow acting chaumurky administered to him by Count Fenring (again doing the bidding of Elrood's son Shaddam). Emblem of House Harkonnen from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Harkonnen. ... Pardot Kynes is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are a secretive society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series of novels. ... Project Amal is an important factor in the Prelude to Dune novels. ... Sandworm from the cover of Heretics of Dune. ...


In Dune: House Corrino it was revealed that Elrood’s remains were interred in the Imperial Necropolis:

He finally led Fenring to where the sealed ashes of Elrood IX waited in a relatively small alcove, adorned with shimmering diamondplaz, ornate scrollwork, and fine gems — a sufficient display of Shaddam’s grief at the loss of his “beloved father” ... Disrespectfully, Shaddam leaned against the resting place of his father’s ashes. The old man had been cremated to foil any Suk physician’s attempts to determine the true cause of death. In Frank Herberts Dune universe, the Suk School produces the universes most competent, trusted doctors. ...

The following quotes and excerpts of Elrood IX's writings are referenced via epigraphs in the Prelude to Dune novels:

  • Like many culinary delicacies, revenge is a dish best savored slowly, after long and delicate preparation. — Deathbed Insights (Dune: House Atreides)
  • Immobility is often mistaken for peace. (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • Enemies strengthen you; allies weaken. — Deathbed Insights (Dune: House Harkonnen)
  • Blood is thicker than water, but politics is even thicker than blood. — Memoirs of Imperial Rule (Dune: House Corrino)

Shaddam IV

Main article: Shaddam Corrino IV

Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ...

Other Emperors

The following Corrino Emperors are mentioned briefly in Dune works, but their exact place in the Imperial chronology is unknown:


Ishaq XV

Padishah Emperor Ishaq Corrino XV designed and built the Ishaq Hall of Magnificent Documents in Kaitain’s capital city of Corrinth. In its time the museum was, according to Dune: House Corrino, "one of the most spectacular constructions in the burgeoning Imperial city." However, by the time of Shaddam IV it had been "swallowed by ever more impressive architecture" and "lost among the extravagant monuments on Kaitain." The museum was a repository for, among other things, the handwritten personal diaries of past Corrino Emperors.


Mandias

The "long-forgotten" Corrino ruler called Mandias the Terrible was known as "the Emperor who made worlds tremble." According to Dune: House Corrino, his mummy was hidden in the Imperial Necropolis "in a chamber fronted by a fearsome, life-size statue" of Mandias. Shaddam IV noted when looking at Mandias' body: "I am not impressed ... Nobody even remembers him."


Shaddam I

Shaddam Corrino I is mentioned in the glossary of the novel Dune:

HAGAL: the "Jewel Planet" (II Theta Shaowei), mined out in the time of Shaddam I. Below is a list of fictional planets from the universe depicted in the series of books beginning with Frank Herberts Dune. ...

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