Count Hasimir Fenring, advisor to Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. Married to lady Margot Fenring of the Bene Gesserit. A genetic eunich by birth, he is incapable of fostering any children. He is extremely talented in the arts of assassination, manipulation, and politics.
- Crown Prince Fafnir Corrino
- Master researcher Hidar Fen Ajidica
- Wayku attendant
- Imperial concubine Grera Cary
- Spacing Guild guard
- Padishah Emperor Elrood IX
- Two civil servants