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Death of a Shai-Hulud


Davidu

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This is not to do with emperor battle for dune, king-mega... ::)

Well, I suppose water, like you said is the obvious way. I seem to remember that they (the harkonnens with Rabban) kill one in one of the preludes, I think they used explosives, but I'm not so sure. Essentially worms would be very tough and resistant to fire due to their silicon based physiology.

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"Napalm. Lots and lots of napalm."

-Evolution

Aside from water, lasguns will burn through a worm, but it would take time. I think Leto II was struck with a lasgun in GEoD, and he could feel it burning him, and had to get out of the way before it tore through his skin.

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king-mega, if you were playing Emperor then those would be some very crappy and inefficient ways to kill a Shai-Halud (although you can't kill them in Emperor, I don't think)

i thought they could die by getting "dried-out"? maybe i'm wrong, but that's the impression i got

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i thought they could die by getting "dried-out"? maybe i'm wrong, but that's the impression i got

dried out? I dont see how that would happen other than the sun getting to them for being above ground too long but i doubt that.

The worms can be ridden (ride them) to exhaustion then they go under the sand regain energy and I forget how it was put in the books "sook"?.

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I know right, thats what I'm screaming :D

What if you captured it like they did in the CoD mini-series and then not let it submerge. Pick it up with an advanced carry all ;D

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Are you thinking of the worms submerging to "sulk"?

That is exactly what I was looking for.

I think they can be ridden to death, but several times the rider thought the worm may go underground or roll to get the person off, even if it meant the soft spot to be exposed.

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So, they die of old age and break into sand trouts... that seems quite real. I always wodered how they can die... i mean they just lie down on the desert floor (like in ocean floor) and wait to die?

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But it is also said that electrical impulses would kill one.

- Matthew

yup, eletric charge to each segment of the worm should kill it, for explosives to work there would have been thousands of them

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"then why do they always submerge automatically after a set period of time in Emperor?"

Perhaps because the Fremen would not want to ride a worm to death... after all, they revere Shai-Hulud as a god incarnate.

As to the Lasguns, I thought that Leto only felt it bacause the beam caught his leg-remnants.

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