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The Ascension of House Atreides can be traced to the marriage of Paul Atreides to Princess Irulan Corrino after the Fremen defeat of the Sardaukar on the Plains of Arrakeen. Irulan Corrino was the eldest daughter of Shaddam Corrino IV, who had been utterly defeated in the Arrakis Revolt.

Other rival claims to the Golden Lion Throne were either destroyed with House Corrino, joined the new Emperor Paul, or their animosity did not surface until later.

Powerful House Harkonnen, who had been allied with House Corrino, were destroyed concurrently on the desert world. Another powerful House, House Vernius of Ix, was embittered towards House Atreides, but led by under-siege noble, Bronso of Ix; whose animosity towards Paul's rule did not openly surface until the early 10,200s. Alia Atreides, as Regent, captured Bronso, and had him executed in [[10,201 AG.

House Thorvald's rebellion against Paul Muad'Dib (Paul Atreides)/XD Muad'Dib began in 10,194 AG, with Paul's speech before the Landsraad after the Fremen sack of Kaitain, with Earl Memnon Thorvald shouting at Paul, as he demonstrated out of the Assembly Area. But four years later, when Thorvald planned to detroy the populace of Caladan, and take Lady Jessica hosatge; Paul ordered Thorvald's homeworld of Ipyr sterilized.

From that time through the death of Leto Atreides II, approximately 3,500 years later, the Atreides Empire dominated the Known Universe.

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