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This story is No. 1 in the series "The Slayers of Dune Book I". You may wish to read the series introduction first.

Summary: An ancient threat from the past forces Leto to resurrect the Slayers.

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Literature > Sci-Fi > DunenedwardsFR71410,47002419,2219 Feb 0929 Apr 09Yes

Chapter One

DISCLAIMER: All characters from the Dune Universe are property of the Frank Herbert Estate. All characters from the Buffyverse are Property of Joss Whedon. Everything else belongs to me. This is the first story in the "Slayers of Dune" series.

Isn’t she wonderful, the Slayer? Look at her! She is a predator with superb fighting skills and access to pre-life memories both secular and divine. She has access to the other lives within her without the threat of abomination. This gives her and her kind a unity and focus of purpose. How so much like my Fish Speakers she is! This is the direction I want for the human race. This is what I have been looking for. Who would have thought that after thousands of years and untold worlds the fate Humankind would be found in the nursery we abandoned so long ago. A planet called Earth.

-Leto II
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Leto the second, God emperor of Dune, was on safari. In the spice rich bowels of his citadel he meditated in an intense and vivid spice induced trance. Safari is what he called it. He was hunting memories. Down a chain of memories he would go greeting ancestors, long dead and turned to dust, as if they were here in the chamber with him now. Not only was he seeking memories, he was seeking perceptions, understanding, wisdom.

In the infinite sea of billions and billions of memories Leto came across something in his memories that betrayed every notion of what he thought was normal. This thrilled him to no end. After millennia of sameness, after millennia of knowing everything, after the aching sameness of thousands of years the universe gave him a reward. It gave him a surprise.

What could be described as a thrill swept the length of his pseudo-sandworm body. He came across a string of memories that changed everything he understood about the possibilities of the Bene Gesserit , the Fish Speakers and even the Honored Matres. In prehistoric times there existed a class of female warriors, that fought to preserve the Human race at any cost up to and including sacrificing their own lives. They were called Slayers. There was one Slayer in particular that held his attention, one Slayer which after a deep and meaningful meditation on the implications of her actions, held him in the grip of a terrible awe.

The God Emperor of the known universe paused for one full minute out of respect for her. He had questions that needed answering. Chief of which was what sort of name was Buffy?

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