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The '''Ixians''' were a society that specialized in the production of complex machinery that often flouted the proscriptions of the [[Butlerian Jihad]] which led to a taboo on the constructions of machines that bore the exact human mind's image. Its name was derived from the fact that their home planet that was the ninth planet of the Alkalurops system.
 
The '''Ixians''' were a society that specialized in the production of complex machinery that often flouted the proscriptions of the [[Butlerian Jihad]] which led to a taboo on the constructions of machines that bore the exact human mind's image. Its name was derived from the fact that their home planet that was the ninth planet of the Alkalurops system.
   
[http://dune.wikia.com/Children_of_Dune During the Rule of Alia], some Ixian had shown their acceptance for the [[Muad'dib]]'s religion, calling it [[Shien-san-Shao]]. This term show a relation of the Ixians origin with some oriental culture, probably [http://en.wikipedia.org/Chinese Chinese]. <ref> ''[[Children of Dune]]'': Muad'Dib's religion had another name now; it was Shien-san-Shao, an Ixian label which designated the intensity and insanity of those who thought they could bring the universe to paradise at the point of a [[crysknife]]. But that too would change as [[IX]] had changed. For they were merely the ninth planet of their sun, and had even forgotten the language which had given them their name.</ref>
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[http://dune.wikia.com/Children_of_Dune During the Rule of Alia], some Ixians had shown their acceptance for the [[Muad'dib]]'s [[Golden Elixir of Life]] religion, calling it [[Shien-san-Shao]]. This term indicates that the Ixians' origin might have been some Oriental culture of Earth, likely [http://en.wikipedia.org/Chinese Chinese]. <ref> ''[[Children of Dune]]'': Muad'Dib's religion had another name now; it was Shien-san-Shao, an Ixian label which designated the intensity and insanity of those who thought they could bring the universe to paradise at the point of a [[crysknife]]. But that too would change as [[IX]] had changed. For they were merely the ninth planet of their sun, and had even forgotten the language which had given them their name.</ref>
   
 
==Hierarchy==
 
==Hierarchy==
{{XD|The Ixians were ruled by [[House Vernius]]. [[Emperor]] [[Elrood IX]], who desired a [[Spice Melange|Melange]] substitute and who wanted to pay back [[Dominic Vernius]] for two offenses against him. Elrood IX felt that Vernius had stolen a concubine (who later became [[Shando Vernius]]) from the Emperor. Vernius had also constructed larger [[Heighliner]] ships, stripping Elrood of some tax revenue. Elrood decided that a Tleilaxu invasion of Ix would kill two birds with one stone. {{ref|Behind_the_Scenes}}
 
 
The Tleilaxu invaded Ix on the (somewhat justified) pretext that House Vernius were creating thinking machines (a fighting Mek was created shortly before in the story). Some years later the Ixians were freed from the Tleilaxu, with the help of [[House Atreides]]. {{ref|Behind_the_Scenes}}}}
 
 
 
==Cultural Controversy==
 
==Cultural Controversy==
 
Even after the liberation of Ix, many within the [[Imperium]] felt that the Ixians often strained or broke the [[Butlerian Jihad|universal ban]] on artificially intelligent machinery. However, astute political dealings, and the hunger for Ixian products, almost always kept the planet one step ahead of an outright invasion by the forces of the [[Great Houses]].
 
Even after the liberation of Ix, many within the [[Imperium]] felt that the Ixians often strained or broke the [[Butlerian Jihad|universal ban]] on artificially intelligent machinery. However, astute political dealings, and the hunger for Ixian products, almost always kept the planet one step ahead of an outright invasion by the forces of the [[Great Houses]].
   
 
==Evolution of the Ixians==
 
==Evolution of the Ixians==
By the time of [[Paul Atreides|Paul Atreides']] emergence the Ixians were, other than the [[Bene Tleilax]], probably the most successful of the fringe worlds that maintained a sophisticated technological base, having had their technological base rebuilt at the cost of [[House Corrino]] reparations. They had effectively seen off competition by [[House Richese]] in the field of research and development, and their form of government seems to have been transformed into a [[wikipedia:meritocracy|meritocracy]] or perhaps [[wikipedia:technocracy|technocracy]]. Politically they operated as a confederacy, at least in title.
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By the time of [[Paul Atreides|Paul Atreides']] emergence, the Ixians were, other than the [[Bene Tleilax]]u, probably the most successful of the fringe worlds that maintained a sophisticated technological base, having had their technological base rebuilt at the cost of [[House Corrino]] reparations. They had effectively seen off competition by [[House Richese]] in the field of research and development, and their form of government seems to have been transformed into a [[wikipedia:technocracy|technocracy]]. Politically they operated as a confederacy, at least in title.
   
During the [[Famine Times]] the Ixians became a major power in the [[known universe]]. The Ixians were the first to invent and manufacture [[no-ship|no-ships]], which contain machines that duplicate the abilities of [[Guild Navigator]], and were able to hide the people within from [[prescience]]. These vessels also had the advantage of being far cheaper than traditional space ships. Indeed, it was the development of this cheaper form of [[space travel]] which fueled [[the Scattering]].
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During the [[Famine Times]], the Ixians rose up to become a major power in the [[Known Universe]]. The Ixians were the first to invent and manufacture [[no-ship]]s, which contain machines that duplicate the abilities of [[Guild Navigator]], and were able to hide the people within from [[prescience]]. These vessels also had the advantage of being far cheaper than traditional space ships. Indeed, it was the development of this cheaper form of [[space travel]] which fueled [[the Scattering]].
   
By the time of the arrival of the [[Honored Matres]], the power of the Ixians was at its apex with their alliance with the [[Fish Speakers]]; but [[Bene Gesserit]] analysts saw them as a failing power, because Ixian society had become a bureaucracy and no great inventions had come out of the workshops of Ix for centuries.
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By the time of the arrival of the [[Honored Matres]], the power of the Ixians was at its apex, due to their alliance with the [[Fish Speakers]], but [[Bene Gesserit]] analysts saw them as a failing power, as Ixian society had become a bureaucracy, with no great inventions coming out of the workshops of Ix for centuries.
   
 
When the [[Honored Matres]] conquered the Old Empire, the Ixians were reduced to being a barely tolerated technological combine.
 
When the [[Honored Matres]] conquered the Old Empire, the Ixians were reduced to being a barely tolerated technological combine.
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==Ixians of Note==
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===Original Dune===
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*[[Ampre]]
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*[[Bronso of Ix]]
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*[[Hwi Noree]]
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*[[Iyo Kobat]]
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*[[Malky]]
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===Expanded Dune===
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*[[Norma Cevna]]
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*[[C'tair Pilru]]
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*[[Cammar Pilru]]
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*[[D'murr Pilru]]
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*[[Davee Rogo]]
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*[[Dominic Vernius]]
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*[[Gaylord Vernius]]
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*[[Handon]]
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*[[Kailea Vernius]]
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*[[Miral Alchem]]
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*[[Rhombur Vernius]]
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*[[S'tina Pilru]]
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*[[Shando Vernius]]
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*[[Shayama Sen]]
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*[[Tessia Vernius]]
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*[[Tio Holtzman]]
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*[[Urania]]
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*[[Xerxes]]
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*[[Yuta Brey]]
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*[[Zhaz]]
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===Dune Encyclopedia===
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*[[Aurelius Venport]]
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*[[Charmaine Malky]]
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*[[Erlin Malky]]
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*[[Glais Omer]]
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*[[Istrafon Koye]]
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*[[Jams Rondel]]
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*[[Jehanne Butler]]
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*[[Marcus Vander]]
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*[[Piter Malky]]
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*[[Pon Fenrhx]]
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*[[Thet'r Butler]]
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*[[Xlecthian]]
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==Images related to Ixion==
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230px-Ixian Insignia.jpg|Ixian Key from Emperor:Battle for Dune
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Screenshot_2019-02-27-18-38-18-1.png|Ixion Symbol from a Tarot card depicted in the Dune encyclopedia
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downloadfile.jpg|House of Ix in Dune 2
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Screenshot_2016-09-02-16-44-51.png.eed08a7c916c0d4da7b366bfc23d544b-1.png|Ix Research center in Dune 2000
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IxInfiltrator-Big.jpg|Ixian infiltrator
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2019-02-28-14-33-49-1936245079.jpeg|ixian projector
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EmperorBattleForDune_10.png|Ixian buildings in Emperor:Battle for Dune
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==Ixian Technology in the Dune Games==
 
==Ixian Technology in the Dune Games==
 
===[[Dune 2000]]===
 
===[[Dune 2000]]===
The Ixians are responsible for providing the technologies for the three Houses to build their unique tanks. This is done by building the Ixian Research Facility at the player's base. Once this is done, the player will be able to build either the Atreides Sonic Tank, the Harkonnen Devastator, or the [[Ordos]] Deviator. Other than that, they serve no other purpose.
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{{XD|The Ixians are responsible for providing the technologies for the three Houses to build their unique tanks. This is done by building the Ixian Research Facility at the player's base. Once this is done, the player will be able to build either the Atreides Sonic Tank, the Harkonnen Devastator, or the [[Ordos]] Deviator. Other than that, they serve no other purpose.}}
   
 
===[[Emperor: Battle for Dune]]===
 
===[[Emperor: Battle for Dune]]===
In the [[War of Assassins]], the Ixians now play a more direct role in combat, interacting with the three Houses as trading partners. An alliance with House Ix can be forged by aiding them in various missions, providing that the player doesn't ally with the Tlielaxu first, as the two are bitter enemies.
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{{XD|In the [[War of Assassins]], the Ixians now play a more direct role in combat, interacting with the three Houses as trading partners. An alliance with House Ix can be forged by aiding them in various missions, providing that the player doesn't ally with the Tlielaxu first, as the two are bitter enemies.
   
Once allied, the Ixians will provide the player with units built from the House of Ix. These include the Infiltrator (a stealth mobile kamikaze unit that reveals cloaked enemy units when it detonates), and the Projector Tank (fast hover tank with light mounted cannon, which when deployed, is able to project holographic images of the player's troops that provides realistic damage, yet disintegrates harmlessly on impact).
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Once allied, the Ixians will provide the player with units built from the House of Ix. These include the Infiltrator (a stealth mobile kamikaze unit that reveals cloaked enemy units when it detonates), and the Projector Tank (fast hover tank with light mounted cannon, which when deployed, is able to project holographic images of the player's troops that provides realistic damage, yet disintegrates harmlessly on impact).}}
   
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
The nature of government in Ixian society remains a contentious issue between fans and detractors of the prequel novels by [[Brian Herbert]] and [[Kevin J. Anderson]].
 
The nature of government in Ixian society remains a contentious issue between fans and detractors of the prequel novels by [[Brian Herbert]] and [[Kevin J. Anderson]].
   
The authors' sub-plot of [[Ix]] being ruled by a [[House|Great House]] ([[House Vernius]]) is never mentioned in [[Frank Herbert|Frank Herbert's]] original novels, in which the planet is mentioned exclusively as a [[wikipedia:technocracy|technocracy]]. Thus House Vernius and their rule of Ix should be considered [[Expanded Dune]].
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The authors' sub-plot of [[Ix]] being ruled by a [[House|Great House]] ([[House Vernius]]) is never mentioned in [[Frank Herbert|Frank Herbert's]] original novels, in which the planet is mentioned exclusively as a [[wikipedia:technocracy|technocracy]].
   
 
==Reference==
 
==Reference==
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Mixed Canonicity: This article or section refers to elements from both Original Dune and Expanded Dune.
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The Ixians were a society that specialized in the production of complex machinery that often flouted the proscriptions of the Butlerian Jihad which led to a taboo on the constructions of machines that bore the exact human mind's image. Its name was derived from the fact that their home planet that was the ninth planet of the Alkalurops system.

During the Rule of Alia, some Ixians had shown their acceptance for the Muad'dib's Golden Elixir of Life religion, calling it Shien-san-Shao. This term indicates that the Ixians' origin might have been some Oriental culture of Earth, likely Chinese. [1]

HierarchyEdit

Cultural ControversyEdit

Even after the liberation of Ix, many within the Imperium felt that the Ixians often strained or broke the universal ban on artificially intelligent machinery. However, astute political dealings, and the hunger for Ixian products, almost always kept the planet one step ahead of an outright invasion by the forces of the Great Houses.

Evolution of the IxiansEdit

By the time of Paul Atreides' emergence, the Ixians were, other than the Bene Tleilaxu, probably the most successful of the fringe worlds that maintained a sophisticated technological base, having had their technological base rebuilt at the cost of House Corrino reparations. They had effectively seen off competition by House Richese in the field of research and development, and their form of government seems to have been transformed into a technocracy. Politically they operated as a confederacy, at least in title.

During the Famine Times, the Ixians rose up to become a major power in the Known Universe. The Ixians were the first to invent and manufacture no-ships, which contain machines that duplicate the abilities of Guild Navigator, and were able to hide the people within from prescience. These vessels also had the advantage of being far cheaper than traditional space ships. Indeed, it was the development of this cheaper form of space travel which fueled the Scattering.

By the time of the arrival of the Honored Matres, the power of the Ixians was at its apex, due to their alliance with the Fish Speakers, but Bene Gesserit analysts saw them as a failing power, as Ixian society had become a bureaucracy, with no great inventions coming out of the workshops of Ix for centuries.

When the Honored Matres conquered the Old Empire, the Ixians were reduced to being a barely tolerated technological combine.

Ixians of NoteEdit

Original DuneEdit

Expanded DuneEdit

Dune EncyclopediaEdit


Images related to IxionEdit

Ixian Technology in the Dune GamesEdit

Dune 2000Edit

Emperor: Battle for DuneEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

The nature of government in Ixian society remains a contentious issue between fans and detractors of the prequel novels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

The authors' sub-plot of Ix being ruled by a Great House (House Vernius) is never mentioned in Frank Herbert's original novels, in which the planet is mentioned exclusively as a technocracy.

ReferenceEdit

  1. Children of Dune: Muad'Dib's religion had another name now; it was Shien-san-Shao, an Ixian label which designated the intensity and insanity of those who thought they could bring the universe to paradise at the point of a crysknife. But that too would change as IX had changed. For they were merely the ninth planet of their sun, and had even forgotten the language which had given them their name.
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