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House Moritani became as a recognized political entity at the time of the
Battle of Corrin (88 BG), when, after they threw their entire support and
resources behind Shesuet Corrino, the Landsraad forces were defeated and
Shesuet ascended to the Lion Throne as the first Padishah Emperor. Shesuet
recognized the Moritani contribution and granted the family the planetary
fief of Grumman and the baronial title, which went along with it. Since that
time, House Moritani has continued to prosper through its service to the
Imperium, and is noted as one of the staunchest advocates of Pro-Imperial
'''House Moritani''' was a [[house major]] within the [[Landsraad]]. Their ancestral home was the planet [[Grumman]]. '''House Moritani''' had a long-standing feud with [[House Ginaz]], which eventually saw the latter defeated and exiled.
Presently, the House is just completing a time of transition as yet another
new figure within the family has received the mantle of leadership; the
turbulence beginning with the assassination of Galeazzo V, the civil strife
of his son Cesare with the contender Vittorio, the abdication of the former,
and then finally the untimely death of the na-Count Agon Moritani.
== Origins ==
'''House Moritani''' emerged during the [[Battle of Corrin]] (88 BG), when [[Shesuet Corrino]] ascended to become the first [[Padishah Emperor]]. '''House Moritani''' had fully supported the [[House Corrino|Corrino]] plans. [[Shesuet Corrino]], acknowledging the Moritani contribution to his cause, granted his '''Moritani''' allies a baronial title and the planetary fief of [[Grumman]]. Consequently '''House Moritani''' has remained a loyal ally of the [[House Corrino|Corrino]] Empire. {{ref|Behind_the_Scenes}}
== Behind the Scenes ==
Details on '''House Moritani''' are scant in [[Frank Herbert]]'s original Dune novels. However, some of their history is given in the prequel novels by [[Brian Herbert]] and [[Kevin J. Anderson]].
A much more in-depth '''House Moritani''' history can be found in other non-canon sources, such as the [http://www.dune3.net/gameinfo.php Dune III MUSH].
Before Guild (BG)
88 Battle of Corrin brought the Corrinos to primacy over the
other houses of the Landsraad and brought about the
formation of the Padishah Imperium. House Moritani
supported the Corrinos wholeheartedly, at an enormous
cost to resources and lives, and was rewarded by the
Governorship of Grumman to Lorenzo XXV, making Moritani a
House Minor.
0 Spacing Guild and CHOAM combine with the Lion Throne to
form the societal basis for the next ten thousand years.
House Moritani is instrumental in the formation of the
Spacing Guild, by selling off most of its spaceship
research and development to the Guild and being allowed
to continue to manufacture parts for the Guild
Heighliners and developments in personal frigates. House
Moritani also helps in the formation of CHOAM, and
Bernabo III was the architect behind the idea for CHOAM
Directorships, with the Imperium duly represented, and
thus endeared the Moritani to the Imperium further as
well as gained them one of the first Directorships.
After Guild (AG)
283 Duke Senshisai Ginaz succeeded in forming a minor fief on
the southern continents of Grumman. As a result, relations
between House Moritani and House Ginaz deteriorated.
[[Category:House Moritani]]
337 The Great Convention is ratified. One of the delegates was
Mateo I, who worked to give the Emperor more power over the
Houses. He was greatly derided by his fellow delegates, and
was soon afterwards assassinated. His son, Valentinian, was
granted to have the hand of the Emperor's daughter, Victoriae.
Moreover, the Moritani's fief was elevated to the status of a
County. This not only helped to introduce the Moritani into
the Imperial bloodline; it also paved the way for the Moritani
finally being accepted as a House Major.
477 House Minor Moritani elevated to House Major status,
largely due to the support of Emperor Saluso III.
4796 The first kanly was recorded between House Ginaz and House
Moritani. The Ginaz fief on Grumman had been confiscated with
the approval of the Emperor, adding fuel to the conflict, which
lasts to the present day.
9434 House Moritani forms an alliance with House Harkonnen for its
kanly against House Ophelion. The alliance persists even after
the Harkonnens best the Ophelions.
10,032 Galeazzo V Moritani was born to Count Francesco VII.
10,033 Agon Moritani was born to Count Francesco VII.
10,035 Ermengildo Moritani was born to Count Francesco VII.
10,053 Francesco VII, Patriarch of the Moritani, died of food
poisoning. His wife, Lady Valeria, is suspected but
nothing is proven. Young Galeazzo ascended to the
patriarachy of House Moritani.
10,054 Galeazzo V Moritani married Anastasia Kenrick.
10,059 Melchiorre Moritani was born to the Lord Ermengildo.
10,061 Ophelia Gabryela Moritani born to Nikkolai (youngest brother
of Galeazzo V) and his wife, Guglielmina. She is the eldest of
their daughters.
10,064 Cesare Moritani is born to Count Galeazzo V and Lady
Anastasia. Due to complications in labour, he became a
lone child.
10,065 Lord Agon married Lady Isabel of House Clavell.
10,066 Valentina was born to Lord Ermengildo as a bastard child.
10,067 Rinaldo Moritani was born to Lord Agon.
10,087 Lady Isabel died due to heart failure. The family Suk determined
the failure to be of natural causes; a rarity in House Moritani.
10,089 Rinaldo Moritani married the Lady Germina Venhei.
10,091 Galeazzo V was brutally murdered. The Ginaz were suspected
since all evidence pointed in their direction. Cesare ascended
to the patriarchy of House Moritani, and gained the title of
10,093 Civil insurrection occurred on Grumman as Vittorio, the bastard
son of Galezzo V, challenged the leadership of Cesare, with the
help of Valentina, but they failed. In the same year, Lord
Melchiorre was found murdered. The Ginaz were once more suspected
of the deed.
10,094 The Lady Anastasia was found brutally murdered, early in the
year. Although no evidence was found, the Ginaz were blamed for
the deed as well. Cesare steps down as the head of the Household
at the age of thirty and nominates Agon as the heir to the House.
10,095 The na-Count Agon Moritani is killed when his shuttle unexpectedly
depressurizes. Lady Ophelia Gabryela Moritani arrives from Grumman,
to see to the business of the house while awaiting the family to
choose a successor.
10,096 Lady Ophelia Gabryela Moritani is confirmed Siridar-Countess by the
Emperor Erich Ladislas Corrino.
10,097 Lord Shane Padron, Earl of Turcal and House Swordmaster, faced
Marquis Steffan Lear of House Ginaz in single knife, unshielded
battle as the Champion of Countess Moritani. Steffan Lear was
killed. Negotiations for the end of the Ginaz-Moritani Kanly began.

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House Moritani was a house major within the Landsraad. Their ancestral home was the planet Grumman. House Moritani had a long-standing feud with House Ginaz, which eventually saw the latter defeated and exiled.


House Moritani emerged during the Battle of Corrin (88 BG), when Shesuet Corrino ascended to become the first Padishah Emperor. House Moritani had fully supported the Corrino plans. Shesuet Corrino, acknowledging the Moritani contribution to his cause, granted his Moritani allies a baronial title and the planetary fief of Grumman. Consequently House Moritani has remained a loyal ally of the Corrino Empire. ==References and notes==

Behind the Scenes

Details on House Moritani are scant in Frank Herbert's original Dune novels. However, some of their history is given in the prequel novels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

A much more in-depth House Moritani history can be found in other non-canon sources, such as the Dune III MUSH.

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