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Visit in the Hapan Cluster

December 26, 2011

Reporter Daana Kira visited the Hapes Consortium to catch up with some of the nobles that were seen during the previous Hutt night.

Hapes Consortium: The Chume’da (heir of the thr Ayeka Kel, daughter to the Queen Mother and Chume’da (heir of the throne), and her aunt Ducha of Charubah’i Astrid Kel were gracious enough to answer questions for the GNN. Ayeka Kel first gave an overview of the government structure of the Hapes Consortium, which consists of 63 systems each ruled by a noble known as a Ducha (Grand Duchess) in the Hapes language. Each noble in return answers to the Ta’a Chume, or Queen Mother in Basic, who rules over the entire Consortium and is the final word on any matter. Currently the position is held by Yori Kel. The Ta’a Chume also bestows the title of Duchess to the Ducha who in turn can bestow titles of nobility to lesser vassals such as baronesses.

Astrid Kel (left) and Ayeka Kel (right) at the Royal Hapes Palace

In the Hapes culture, only women are allowed to rule and hold titles of nobility. Males are limited to the authority they can hold due to historical reasons. The origins of the Hapes people started with a large group of pirates which were active about 4,000 years before the battle of Yavin. These notorious pirates were well-known to kidnap the most beautiful women they could find and soon a large proportion of the population in the Hapes sectors were women. When the Jedi were sent to stop the pirates, the women rose up to help, then demanded the Jedi believing they would just be another group of Tyrants. They then vowed that a man would never rule over them again and the current governmental system was born. The social structure of the Hapan is based on a class type system that so far has proved to be very efficient creating a high standard of living for several hapans as well as keeping crime low. The Hapans are also well-known to be diplomats, but they do havet a large cutting edge defence force, with not only a large forces for the entire of the Consortium, but also each member system having their own strong military.

The Queen Mother had sent her daughter to Hutt Night to begin forming a treaty with the Hutts a process of opening themselves up to several worlds and factions throughout the galaxy. So far embassies have been built or are in the process of being built-in Mos Entha, Tatooine, Nar Shaddaa, and Kathalon. They will also be looking to build embassies on a Jedi world as well as Republic systems. They spoke little of the Revenant Armada wishing to keep their opinions to them, but as far as opening themselves to other factions, they are in the business of opening up in trade. The Hapans are known to produce some of the most famous luxury items in the Galaxy and they are looking for new channels to export them efficiently in return for precious items such as jewels. To protect their star cluster each star has its own fleet and contributes to the royal fleet, forming an impressive armada.

GNN will continue coverage of the openness and trade relations made by this very powerful and wealthy Galactic faction.

— Rakiko Lowtide, Daana Kira

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  1. Dark Lord Destius
    December 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    (( Just a slight note on the Canon for an otherwise excellent piece. It’s not *quite* true to state that the Hapans don’t allow males to rule or hold nobility.

    An example would be Prince Isolder, the Chume’da or heir to his mother’s throne. It’s true that when his mother stepped down, it was his wife Teneniel that became the ruling Queen but he was also treated as a Royal Prince and acted in many ways as a noble, commanding fleets and acting as advisor not only to his wife but also to her successor. In some ways, it was a fairer system than many RL monarchies where the Queen was very much meant to look pretty and bear children only, as he was probably more like the junior co-ruler of the Hapes Consortium with his wife, the senior partner. The only thing he couldn’t do by law was to become the prime ruler.

    Anyway, nice to see the Hapes Consortium establishing itself! ))

    • December 27, 2011 at 8:41 AM

      ((From what I recall of the interview, it’s a short cut we made. They denied to the males political responsibility, except maybe minor roles, without evoking nobility.))

  2. Zach Rodchester
    December 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Yes Yes and the hutts would be advised to remember that hapan politics has daily backstabbing,betrayals,double crosses and murders/assinations to rival any holonet soap opera. That would also go with any political faction that decides to get in bed with them

  3. N. Tulin
    December 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    In follow up to Rodchester, Hutt biology gives the distinct advantage on defence and some attacking ability with the tails on top of their enormous appetites. A droid would probably be needed to establish a force-user’s ablity to kill a Hutt but, it is quite rare for a non-force user to pull off the job. Notable for non-force users to kill a Hutt was Mandalore Boba Fett ((see Dark Empire graphic novel #1. on that count and Hutt entry in Wookieepedia.))

    • December 27, 2011 at 3:04 PM

      It’s difficult to kill a Hutt warrior. Fortunately, most Hutts in the modern galaxy that have made a name for themselves are crime lords, and are largely incapable or unwilling to defend themselves, having bodyguards do it for them. Hutt crime lords HAVE been killed on multiple occasions in modern times. The only true security a Hutt has is that they tend to be capable of hiring a skilled entourage of bodyguards, recruited from either the brutal conditions of local fight clubs, or being assigned by the Revenant Armada to defend them as a personal security force. Most people are incapable of fighting their way past all these mercenaries, and those that are have no real reason or desire to kill a Hutt, not benefiting any from doing so. Killing a Hutt Council member would merely get you a large bounty, and unless you’re a Pirate Council member (such as myself), a large bounty isn’t desired because it’ll most likely result in your quick death or capture. Even if you are on the Pirate Council, a bounty doesn’t actually provide any benefits. It’s merely the equivalent of a large scale joy ride.

      (( The primary reason you don’t see many Hutts die: Originally Hutt characters were played as alts or NPCs. Since Hutt Night came along, it seems they’re becoming primary characters for admins or people that are too busy moderating to get to enjoy RP. There are exceptions however. But it’s a known fact that you can’t perma-kill a character who isn’t an NPC without the player’s explicit OOC consent. Hutt Night is also -mostly- a no combat night. Combat in a room full of people causes unwanted lag, and detracts from the event. Combat meters are taken off to reduce lag as well. Coincidentally, the only time most characters can encounter the primary Hutt crime lords is when it’s been established through OOC rules that there is not to be combat. People have taken Hutts hostage, held them for ransom, or bargained with them at Hutt Night while they’ve got blasters pointed at them but generally nothing happens except for a stand-off. ))

  4. December 27, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    It is an interesting thing the Hapan Consortium. I have heard but many things about these people. I hope that things are not as they seem. For if these people do intend to extend their hand to the republic people, I see no reason why not to speak with them. I may not entirely trust them based on their past but I do not judge people based on that alone.

    I am not dead yet an still have a voice in this galaxy just like many others. I await to see more on the actions of The Hapan Consortium.

    Thank you Rakiko lowtide and Daana Kira for reporting on these events. I continued to be a fan of your work.

    ((OOC: Happy Holidays Everyone 🙂 ))
    Check out my blog at The Desk of Dometa Jo for my Iastest interviews and blog on current events in the galaxy.

  5. 'Flak'
    January 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Statement: Non-Hapan meatbags, I give you a fair warning. Statement: Do not cause her highness trouble and I will not have any need to play games with your entrails.

    • Arasha Kata
      January 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      statement: challenge accepted.

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      A threat worthy of a descendant of Lorell Raiders…

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