This is the portion of the Fanpost where I post some non sequitur-ious paragraphage.(It is usually regarding Dune):
The Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles (CHOAM) is a fictional universal development corporation in Frank Herbert's Dune universe, first mentioned in the 1965 novel Dune. Essentially, it controls all economic affairs across the cosmos, although it relies upon the Spacing Guild for transport across space due to the Guild's monopoly on interstellar travel.
|“||"Few products escape the CHOAM touch ... Logs, donkeys, horses, cows, lumber, dung, sharks, whale fur — the most prosaic and the most exotic ... even our poor pundi rice from Caladan. Anything the Guild will transport, the art forms of Ecaz, the machines of Richese and Ix. But all fades before melange. A handful of spice will buy a home on Tupile. It cannot be manufactured, it must be mined on Arrakis. It is unique and it has true geriatric properties ... But the important thing is to consider all the Houses that depend on CHOAM profits. And think of the enormous proportion of those profits dependent upon a single product — the spice. Imagine what would happen if something should reduce spice production.||”|
|— Duke Leto Atreides, Dune|