Storms on Trajaras
House Corrino remains the single most powerful Great House in the Imperium, having used its leverage as the House Imperial to manipulate its most ambitious rivals and consolidate its considerable gains for millennia. In the wake of an atomic disaster, resulting from an attempt to obliterate the Imperial family, House Corrino moved the seat of Imperial government from Salusa Secundus to the more removed (and secure) planet Kaitain. After the nuclear winter had ended, the Padishah Emperors converted Salusa Secundus into an Imperial prison planet, a fitting use for the ruined, inhospitable world.
Long known for its internal power struggles and intrigues, an ancient saying goes that Corrino heirs meet assassins before they meet their own mothers. While this is obviously an exaggeration, early and untimely deaths do seem to visit the House with alarming regularity.
Short-lived Emperors aside, House Corrino rules the Imperium with a steady hand. The House motto “Law is the ultimate science” speaks volumes about the measured surety with which the House approaches both problems and threats. Although its actions remain careful, measured, and deliberate, its legions of Sardaukar ensure that none challenge its authority lightly.