Children of Dune: The Voice From the Wilderness
Published on February 16, 2017 by Paul Ciano
Who is that calls for Muad’Dib?
Muad’Dib’s words are the wind. They vanish, like water on the sand. I’ll give you Muad’Dib’s words. I’ll rub your faces in them!
I am the voice from the wilderness, and I bring you a warning. The water we spread upon the desert has become blood. Blood! Upon the land, which was once clean and pure.
We have provoked the desert. Forsaken its ways. We have succumb to mindless ritual and seductive ceremony. Placed faith in those who crush dissent! Enrich themselves with power. Commit atrocity. All in the name of righteousness! All in the name, of Muad’Dib.
We have fouled the nest, and it is killing us. But I have seen a path, a Golden Path. The path Muad’Dib could not take.
I have stood upon the sand, and I have seen a beast rise up. And upon the head of that beast, is the name of salvation. Come to spill water upon the sand. Come to lead us back, to a dry and thirsty land.
Only one blasphemy remains. And that blasphemy, is Alia!
Forgive me, sister.
It’s in your hands now, son.