Dune: Cultures: House Atreides

House Atreides
“Honorable, Noble, most beloved of the Great Houses”

House Atreides began as House Atreus in Homer’s story the Illiad. After Earth became filled with technology humans became ignorant and lofty of their environment. As such a small group of 20 men and woman seized power by taking over the Machines, thus controlling every resource on the entire planet.

Their ring leader was Agamemnon Atreides, first of the New Atreides. After a while the 20 conspiritors knew they were mortal and would die, they took the ultimate step, and became machines themselves. They were called the Titans. Many centuries later the last son of Agmemnon betrayed his father and joined the humans. The humans overthrew the Titans and Omnius (The AI) and House Atreides became an official house of the new Landsraad.

Since that time the Atreides have been known as the most honorable house of them all, always standing up for what is right and just. Their symbol is the Hawk, and they reside upon the planet Caladan.

Before the downfall of House Atreides they were entrusted with Arrakis and the production and mining of the Spice-Melange, the most valuble commodity in the known Universe. House Atreides is the central figure in the Dune saga, among their members are: Paul, Leto, Leto II, Ghanima, Alia, Jessica.

Race Rating – House Atreides
Personality 1 (rancid butter) – 5 (cool dude) 5
Attractiveness 1 (requires paper bag) – 5 (Drop-dead-gorgeous) 5
Humour 1 (stomach-turning) – 5 (sidesplitting) 2
Dress Sense 1 (laughable) – 5 (hip) 3
Aggression 1 (big/little softy) – 5 (hard as nails) 2
Social Standing 1 (scumbag) – 5 (god) 4

SadGeezer Race Rating (out of 30) = 19           

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