Earl Dominic Vernius of House Vernius


A once loyal servant of Padishah Emperor Elrood IX, he served admirably in the Ecazi revolts early in his term. It is during this time of civil strife that he developped a close friendship with Duke Paulus Atreides of Caladan. After the war his fief was expanded by the Padishah emperor but he still lusted for the emperor's concubine, Shando. When they she finally left the emperor's service they married, earning Elrood's undying enemity. Years later the still vengeful emperor sponsored a Tleilaxu led revolt on Ix. The earl was forced to take his house renegade and set up bases on Salusa Secondus and Arrakis. His children were protected on Caladan and his wife fled to a remote regiou where she was eventually exectued by Sardauker forces. After many years he decided that he would use the family atomics to bomb Kaitain, repeating Salusa Secundus. After contacting the water merchant Tuek, he was betrayed by him and Sardauker forces surrounded his Arrakis base. In the end he detonated a stone burner and took a large number of Sardauker with him.

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