Arrakis, also known as “Dune,” is a harsh desert planet located on the far edge of the Imperium in the Canopus star system. It is now becoming the New Imperium’s center under Muad’Dib’s restructured empire. It is the sole source of Melange, which serves as a vital tool for space travel.
Before the discovery of the spice melange on the planet, Arrakis was of little tactical, biological, or geological interest to the inhabitants of the Imperium. However, the powerful effects of the spice, especially with regard to space travel, quickly made it an essential resource and a focal point for the empire.