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Hoh Vitt was a long-standing sergeant and soldier for House Atreides when Duke Leto Atreides I guided the noble family.

Greeting Duncan IdahoEdit

It was Sergeant Vitt who greeted the newly initiated Swordmaster Duncan Idaho when he returned from the training world of Ginaz. The entire Atreides household was in turmoil and uproar, as Leto's first son, Victor Atreides had just been killed in a Skyclipper incident, and Hoh let Idaho pass to comfort the Duke.

Entombed in the Shield WallEdit

Sixteen years later, after the Atreides family moved to Arrakis, Hoh's group of soldiers had been caught near the Arrakeen compound, during the attack by House Harkonnen. He had been ordered by Gurney Halleck to guard the Atreides supplies in the Shield Wall. While returning artillery fire, the entire group of men and had been buried alive, and sealed in by an avalanche. Hoh's nephew, Elto Vitt had suffered massive injuries during the battle, although had not told him how extensive and severe his condition actually was. Elto was considered by the men of his platoon to be a novice, someone who had received favortism because of the battle-hardened Hoh.

The men realized their eventual fate, that they were sealed in permanently; when they attempted to release distrans bats out of the their cave into the Arrakis sky to carry the message that they were entombed underground, but the bats could not make it out of the rock formation. When the doomed troops realized their fate, Elto begged his uncle to tell them all stories of Caladan, most of th men's homeworld, in the ways of a Master Jongleur, a master storyteller.

Listening to the Master JongleurEdit

Hoh, who had been raised on Jongleur, told the stories of the fisherman of Caladan, and each of the men, under Jongleur hypnosis, remembered the water-world in each their own fashion. Avram Fultz, one of the soldiers, reminisced about eating a paradan melon, fresh from the sea. Deegan, another soldier, recollected seeing an elecran once, although was glad he never had contact with the fearsome monsters. Elto himself, remembered diving deep off the coast of the Southern Continent of Caladan.

Still entrapped within the avalanche of the Shield Wall, Hoh continued spinning his Master story, never letting up the hypnotic trance, allowing the young men to believe they were back of the Atreies home planet. Hoh eventually died, as did the rest of the men.

As the cave was excavated by Fremen natives who realized that an entire troop of soldiers must lie in the buried cave, all of the men were found dead. But due to the storytelling of Hoh Vitt, each soldier was lined up with a joyous expression on their face, and each had died believing he had drowned on Caladan, doing the deed they were reminiscing about. Each of the soldiers lungs, including Hoh's, had sea water in them.

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