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Original Dune
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Dar-es-Balat was a site on Rakis where the God-Emperor Leto Atreides II constructed the no-chamber that held his account of his millennia-long reign. This site was excavated by Hadi Benotto, but reports were suppressed on the orders of the Rakian Priesthood, though they could be found in the Bene Gesserit Archives.

Later a city was built at Dar-es-Balat with the Rakian Priesthood having a presence there - the senior priest being Albertus.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The name Dar-es-Balat is improper Arabic—often an apparent source language for place names and elements of Fremen culture on Arrakis. In Arabic, Dar-es-Balat would properly be Dar el-Balat. The usage in God Emperor of Dune and Heretics of Dune is most probably based on the Arabian place name Dar es Salaam, where the article el- or al- is assimilated to the following consonant, so that both words contain "s" rather than "l" and "s".

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