A millennia-long period that saw humanity's advance, there was a brief interval in the Century Without an Emperor. The Imperial Seat changed many places such as Byzantium (15800 BG), Madrid, London and Washington D.C., and eventually Ceres after Terra's destruction.
It took about a century of experimentation and guesswork before Imperial navigators learned how to operate the suspensor-nullification effect field, because it was considered an Imperial secret, and jealously guarded. Eventually the secret was leaked, and House Ceres and its most powerful and influential allies began a program of exploration and exploitation greater than any other since the beginning of the empire.
However, this use of the suspensor-nullification device doomed the first Empire, which collapsed after 3,000 years of continuous rule in space. The centrality crucial to Imperial administration was impossible to maintain when there was no quick method of communication from one end of the Empire to the other.
- HOLTZMAN EFFECT
- ↑ Dune Encyclopedia p. 310
| Preceded by|
Ancient Terran history
| Events and Periods of History|
16500 BG - 11105 BG
| Succeeded by|
Age of Pretenders