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Sheeana Brugh (b. 15218 AG) was a Fremen during the time of the return from the Scattering. She came to the attention of the Rakian Priesthood, the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax because it was discovered that the worms of Rakis obeyed her.


Early life[]


Sheeana - Illustration by Klaus D.Schiemann

Sheeana was raised by her parents in a shanty town on the outskirts of Keen on Rakis. When she was eight years of age her town was destroyed by a worm. Sheeana watched from a distance as her parents and fellow villagers were killed. When Sheeana approached the worm that orphaned her, she was not killed by the creature. Instead, she discovered that the worm obeyed her.

Shortly thereafter, Sheanna found herself at the city of Keen. She was led there by a worm after she climbed atop of it. Upon her arrival at Keen the Rakian Priesthood adopted the girl and obeyed her every whim.

Involvement with the Bene Gesserit[]

Sheeana Fremen

Sheeana, from the Russian cover of Heretics of Dune

Some years later, the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood took an interest in her, in order to fulfill a plan orchestrated by the Sisterhood to propagate the worms on their Chapterhouse planet. The Bene Gesserit eventually made Sheeana a sister, although her Fremen upbringing and an early exposure to Honored Matres sexual practices (courtesy of the Tleilaxu) made her an unpredictable element within the Sisterhood.

Bene Gesserit analysis of her DNA revealed that Sheeana was a descendant of Siona Atreides and Duncan Idaho. This, according to the Sisterhood's theories, was the reason why the worms obeyed her. It was also how the Sisterhood used her to lure a worm into a no-ship, just before the sterilization of the surface of Rakis by the Honored Matres. From there it made its way to Chapterhouse where it was to be re-seeded.


Having grown unhappy with her involvement with the Bene Gesserit, and after striking up a friendship with the Sisterhood's Duncan Idaho ghola, Sheeana escaped in a no-ship with Duncan, the imprisoned Tleilaxu Master Scytale, ghola Miles Teg, the Rabbi's Party (including Rebecca), some Proctor Bene Gesserits and some sandworms. Their escape occurred during the turmoil of the Bene Gesserit-Honored Matres merger, and saw them journey beyond the Known Universe into uncharted territory, as the Bene Gesserit splinter group searched for a new home.