House Harkonnen

Readmitted to the Landsraad after a long exile brought on by actions during the Battle of Corrin, House Harkonnen quickly rose to prominence through a fortuitous series of economic successes. Their
monopoly on the whale-fur and other luxury markets allowed it to build a vast commercial infrastructure, eventually making the House an unrivalled industrial power. Of course, its enemies are quick to point out that House Harkonnen has achieved power through ruthless exploitation of its homeworlds and debasement of its human subjects.

Although the House’s ancestral fief remains the siridar-barony of Giedi Prime, its growing economic power and Imperial associations earned it governance over the quasi-fief of Arrakis, which it has now governed for some fifty-odd years.

Since replacing House Richese as siridar-governors of Arrakis, control of the spice and the resulting power this accorded solidified Harkonnen’s place as one of the most powerful in the Imperium. Success on Arrakis will dictate long-term prospects, which seem bright
indeed.

House Harkonnen

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