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Masheikh was a secret title held by Tleilaxu Masters who sat on the Ruling Council.


It was the duty of the ten Masheikhs to rule over the Tleilaxu empire, and plot their conquest over rival cultures and organizations, including the Landsraad, the Spacing Guild, and most notably the Bene Gesserit.

The Masheikhs also viewed themselves as divine messengers and representatives of God.


The title of Masheikh seldom passed from one Tleilaxu Master to another, partly due to the longevity of Tleilaxu Masters, and partly because of a perceived need to maintain continuity in the Tleilaxu's long-term plans.

Known Masheikhs

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