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Poritrin is the third planet in the star system Epsilon Alangue, and an established but largely quiet agricultural world within the Known Universe. Poritrin had a plentiful supply of water, a long growing season, and a gentle climate.
House Maros gave the planet to Emperor Elrood V; to populate the planet, he demanded a levy of two million people from Siridar Baron Charles Mikarrol of Old Terra. Mikarrol decided to gather the insolent Zensunni of the planet, thus beginning their migrations.
It came to be in the Zensunni memories, their home world, forgetting Terra. There the legend of Nilotic al-Ourouba was created instead. The Fremen remembered Poritrin as their planet of origin in their songs.
The easy living affected their societal makeup drastically. A large number of people could be comfortably fed and housed on a relatively small land area and had a stable population in permanent settlements, some of them comparable in size to small cities of the Imperium reaching a population of 10 million. The nomadic lifestyle, the fierce insistence on independence of Terra were abandoned.
In 4492 AG the Landsraad leaders of the First Republic wished Poritrin as a new homeworld for House Alexin (whose native world, Pelouzen, had been rendered uninhabitable by a series of semi-legal atomics tests). They sent five legions: approximately one 150,000.
Poritrin was a source of resources for the Imperium.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Dune Encyclopedia CHRONOLOGY says that Elrood V gave Poritrin to House Maros, but in the article ZENSUNNI WANDERERS, the opposite happens.
- ZENSUNNI WANDERERS
| Preceded by|
| Station of the Zensunni Migration|
2800 AG - 4492 AG
| Succeeded by|
Bela Tegeuse and Salusa Secundus