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A '''smuggler''' was anyone who sold or transported contraban or controlled substances. Smuggling was common during the rule of the [[House Corrino|Corrinos]], but became less practiced during the [[House Atreides|Atreides]] rule of [[Leto Atreides II|Leto II]], who used [[prescience]] to maintain strict rule over the [[Known Universe]].
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A '''smuggler''' was anyone who sold or transported contraban or controlled substances in the [[Imperium]].
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Smuggling was common during the imperial rule of the [[House Corrino|Corrinos]], but became less practiced during the [[House Atreides|Atreides]] rule of [[Leto Atreides II|Leto II]], who used [[prescience]] to maintain strict rule over the [[Known Universe]].
   
 
== Smuggling on Arrakis ==
 
== Smuggling on Arrakis ==
Smugglers were common on the planet [[Arrakis]]. They usually dealt in the [[spice melange]], as well as other foodstuffs and weapons.
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Smugglers were common on the planet [[Arrakis]]. They usually dealt in the [[spice melange]], as well as other foodstuffs, weapons, and narcotics.
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During [[House Harkonnen|Harkonnen]] rule on Arrakis, smugglers tended to remain covert for fear of retribution. However, when [[House Atreides]] took over the Arrakis fief and all spice mining on that planet, Duke [[Leto Atreides I|Leto Atreides]] attempted to establish detente with the smugglers by informing them that he would ignore their operations, on the provision that they forwarded to Leto a percentage of their profits. This worked to some degree, as some of the smugglers assisted in capturing Harkonnen agents left behind from the previous fief, and turned them over to Atreides authorities.
   
During [[House Harkonnen|Harkonnen]] rule on Arrakis, smugglers tended to remain covert for fear of retribution. However, when [[House Atreides]] took over spice mining operations on Arrakis, Duke [[Leto Atreides I|Leto Atreides]] attempted to establish detente with the smugglers, informing them that he would ignore their operations on the provision that they forwarded to Leto a percentage of their profits.
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[[Esmar Tuek]] was a known spice smuggler during the time when House Atreides took over spice mining on Arrakis in 10,191 A.G. When House Atreides was attacked by House Harkonnen in 10,191AG, some of Duke Leto's men managed to escape the ensuing onslaught by allying themselves with smugglers. The hope was that by remaining on Arrakis among the organised underworld, they would one day be able to exact retribution for the way in which their beloved Duke was defeated. Of particular note among the Duke's men to do this were [[Gurney Halleck]], the Atreides [[Warmaster]], and several men under his direct command.
   
[[Esmar Tuek]] was a known spice smuggler during the time when House Atreides took over spice mining on Arrakis in 10,191 A.G.
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Many years after returning to [[Caladan]], Halleck once more went to his smuggler friends on Arrakis to obtain information.
   
 
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Revision as of 03:00, August 28, 2007

A smuggler was anyone who sold or transported contraban or controlled substances in the Imperium.

Smuggling was common during the imperial rule of the Corrinos, but became less practiced during the Atreides rule of Leto II, who used prescience to maintain strict rule over the Known Universe.

Smuggling on Arrakis

Smugglers were common on the planet Arrakis. They usually dealt in the spice melange, as well as other foodstuffs, weapons, and narcotics.

During Harkonnen rule on Arrakis, smugglers tended to remain covert for fear of retribution. However, when House Atreides took over the Arrakis fief and all spice mining on that planet, Duke Leto Atreides attempted to establish detente with the smugglers by informing them that he would ignore their operations, on the provision that they forwarded to Leto a percentage of their profits. This worked to some degree, as some of the smugglers assisted in capturing Harkonnen agents left behind from the previous fief, and turned them over to Atreides authorities.

Esmar Tuek was a known spice smuggler during the time when House Atreides took over spice mining on Arrakis in 10,191 A.G. When House Atreides was attacked by House Harkonnen in 10,191AG, some of Duke Leto's men managed to escape the ensuing onslaught by allying themselves with smugglers. The hope was that by remaining on Arrakis among the organised underworld, they would one day be able to exact retribution for the way in which their beloved Duke was defeated. Of particular note among the Duke's men to do this were Gurney Halleck, the Atreides Warmaster, and several men under his direct command.

Many years after returning to Caladan, Halleck once more went to his smuggler friends on Arrakis to obtain information.

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