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Events in Brief:
Hapan Shield Project Awards Ceremony

The familiar introductory sequence of the Hapan News Network flashes across the screen. As the sequence comes to an end, Anacia Chalcedon appears on screen. She smiles warmly before she begins to speak.

“Good evening Hapes,

Tonight we have a very special treat for you. A cause for pride and acknowledgement of those men and women of the government and military. Tonight, Fel`da Regalix Alarendor Cyrus presents the various and numerous medals and awards to those whom participated in the recent conclusion of the Hapan Shield Project.”

Anacia Chalcedon nods to something in the background and smiles.

"The awards ceremony is about to begin and we bring you to the hall of the Pinnacle Star, the headquarters of the Ministry of Industry."

The screen flickers and the image of the newsroom is replaced by an enormous hall buzzing with movement and activity from members from the military, government and delegates from the around the Cluster. On center stage stands a lone podium with a table covered in various medals, chest ribbons and letter scrolls. To the right, seats for members of the Royal Council and their respected Advisers.

The lights within the hall slowly dim, enlightening the front stage where members of the Royal Council and Advisors proceed to take their seats. Fel`da Regalix Alarendor Cyrus steps up to the podium and smiles to members of the crowd.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I welcome you all to this wondrous occasion to celebrate and acknowledge those whom have served Hapes in creating a better and safe place to live. Tonight, these individuals are to be acknowledged and given recognitions for their effort and hard work during the Hapan Shield Project . Please refrain from applauding till all awards are presented. Let us begin with members from the Royal Hapan Armed Forces. I would to call onto the stage: Colonel Heyallo Stylez, First Lieutenant X Halk, Lieutanant Gabriel Vos, Lieutanant Vash Reckless, Lieutenant Commander Tyberias BlackIron."

The hall lights shine on the men as they walk on stage in single file. As they all line up in a row on stage, Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim relinquishes his chair and positions himself left of the awards table. A strikingly beautiful female Hapan attendant strides towards the awards table to hand the first award to the Rai`ix Chume to present.

"For participation of the Hapan Shield Project in activation, I present the Hapan Shield Project ribbon and the Letter of Industrial Achievement to all individuals on stage.

For the contribution of both activating and constructing infrastructure, I present the Bronze Medal of Construction to Colonel Heyallo Stylez, Lieutanant Gabriel Vos, Lieutenant Commander Tyberias BlackIron.

"But for further and greater efforts in the Project, I award the Silver Medal of Construction to Vash Reckless and X Halk.

After the Rai`ix Chume completes handing and pinning the awards on the men, the crowd erupts in thunderous clapping and applauding. The men of the Royal Hapan Armed Forces exit on stage and return to their seats.

"I would now like to call upon the members of Government and Citizens to come up on stage. Kriston Tsin, Evan Crawford, Kal Djin, Zhane Treeborn, Tony Lake, Har Tay, Tarix Tal Locke, Natalis Oro, Kell Archis, Nessa Jenarian, Janson Thorn, Fer Ka, Malachi Reid, Griffith Whitehawk, Hasri Starfyre, Keyra Alcon, Kael Trite, Lilith Delcroix, Diran`da Alex Tylger, Tarix Chume Gane Lant and Fel`da Xesh Randell."

The hall lights shine on the men and women as they walk on stage and take their places

"For participation of the Hapan Shield Project in activation, I present the Hapan Shield Project ribbon and the Letter of Industrial Achievement to all individuals on stage.

For the contribution of both activating and constructing infrastructure, I present the Bronze Medal of Construction to Tony Lake, Natalis Oro, Nessa Jenarian, Janson Thorn, Fer Ka, Malachi Reid, Griffith Whitehawk, Hasri Starfyre, Keyra Alcon, Kael Trite, Lilith Delcroix.

The Silver Medal of Construction to Kal Djin and Fel`da Xesh Randell

And the Gold Medal of Construction to Tarix Tal Locke, Kriston Tsin, Har Tay, Zhane Treeborn, Diran`da Alex Tylger and Tarix Chume Gane Lant.

And lastly, for displaying their dedication, their ability of leadership and capacity to command, I present the gold medal of command to both former Fel'das of Industry, Har Tay and Tarix Tal Locke."

The Rai'ix Chume continues to pin the medals and shake the hands of the members in line. The crowd follows with applause once the formality is completed.

"My congratulations to all receiving awards and thank you for your hard work and dedication to make Hapes a safer place for its Citizens. May you continue to serve the Consortium with pride and distinction! Please give another round of applause for the recipients."

Fel'da Regalix Cyrus initiates the clapping and is once again followed by the thunderous applause throughout the ceremonial hall.

The screen fades back to the HNN screen with Anacia Chalcedon smile.

"Congratulations again to the men and women participating in the Hapan Shield Project. We are proud to have you serving the Consortium. Well that's it for tonight's presentation, I hope to see you join us again on the Hapan News Network, the prime news network of the Hapes Consortium. We welcome your thoughts and comments in the Holonet thread indicated below. Good night!"

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Broadcasted on the 19.Apr.2015 - 13:39 by Alarendor Cyrus

ComUnit Auto Delete

As of today all comunits older than three months will be auto deleted. ComUnits now automatically forward to your email, so make sure you update that on your profile, and you can use your local email program to retain any if you want.

The database went from 60.000+ ComUnits to just under 4k.

Broadcasted on the 08.Apr.2015 - 22:28 by Jessica James

New Fel`da of Interior to be sworn in coming Sunda

The Hapan News Network theme-tune fades out as a smiling visage of Anacia Chalcedon appears on the screen. The logo of Ministry of the Interior is displayed prominently in the background.

"Good afternoon Hapes!" She pauses adjusting her pose as the camera angle is changed and a portrait of Deputy Minister Randell is superimposed on the ministry’s logo.

"Six months ago Fel`ta Randell took charge of the Ministry of the Interior. Today he has been promoted to Fel`da and officially takes his seat on the Royal Council. We bring you now to Palace of the Interior, where Fel`da Regalix Cyrus is scheduled to make the public announcement."

The view changes to an open air plaza overlooking the Lake Ajaz. A simple podium with a lectern adorned with ministry logo is all that can be seen by way of furniture, in front of it various ministry officials have gathered along with select press representatives. The murmur of the conversations quiets down as Prime Minister Cyrus takes place behind the lectern.

"Thank you all for attending. Over the past half a year, since former Fel`da Kal Djin stepped down as Minister of the Interior and Xesh stepping up to the plate of Acting Minister of the Interior, he has shown himself as a valuable individual and member of the Hapes Consortium. He has proved to be an independent thinker with self-direction with the capacity to both lead and follow, creating a positive impact in the Consortium. The members of the Royal Council have therefore unanimously approved the appointment of Fel`ta Xesh Randell to the post of Fel`da of the Ministry of the Interior."

The audience begins applauding. After a few moments the Fel`da Regalix raises his hand to call for silence. He smiles as a female Hapan attendant approaches from the side of the stage, walking towards the center with two small cases in hand.

"With that being said, I would like to mark this event by providing some recognition to Fel`da Randell for his work and dedication to the Consortium." Prime Minister receives the cases from the attendant, displaying their content to the gathered public for a brief moment.

"For devotion and dedicated service towards the Crown and creating a positive impact upon Hapan society, I present you with the Gold Medal of Service and the Golden Wings." He removes the medals from their cases and pins them upon the left breast of Xesh.

"May you continue to serve the Consortium with pride and distinction!" Fel`da Regalix Cyrus begins clapping followed by the thunderous applause by the crowd.

"Thank you, Fel`da Regalix!" Minister Randell shakes hands with Prime Minister. "I accept these awards not just on my own behalf, but on behalf of the whole Ministry of the Interior. For I am but one man, and could hardly do this work without the help of the countless other individuals, many of whom are present here today." Xesh smiles, seeking out and noding to several ministry officials, including his former superior Kal Djin.

"I am deeply honored to be entrusted with this office and will uphold it to the best of my abilities! I take great pride in what we have accomplished so far and am confident that we can do more. For the Crown, for the Consortium and for the glory of all its peoples!"

The view of the Palace plaza fades into background and Anacia Chalcedon once again appears on the screen.

"HNN offers congratulations to Minister Randell! The swearing in ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday with celebrations in the Palace of the Interior continuing for the rest of the week. As always we will keep you informed of all the news in Cluster and beyond. This was a special report with Anacia Chalcedon for the Hapan News Network. We welcome your thoughts and comments in the holonet thread indicated below."

Holonet topic located here

Broadcasted on the 25.Mar.2015 - 14:33 by Xesh Randell

Sync Digest

Not that I plan on getting into the habit of doing a "Sync Digest", but I have done so many updates I thought I make take a page out of the combine. So here we go:

New Features:

Added "Rack Builder" to My Home page.
Rack Builder gives you the ability to sort the order of your ribbons, which you can they use on the forum. If you only have one you won't really need this, but if you have a few this tool comes in really handy to rearrange them all.

Odds on top
To date we had completed rows of 4 ribbons on the top, and the odd numbered ribbons on the bottom. Thanks to Vash and Heyallo I was told the odd go on top, so that was changed as well. For those in the RHAF, make sure you update your board sigs accordingly.

Robin Hood School
You can no longer "graduate" from the school, instead you "advance" to the Star Home Academy.

Star Home Academy
Once you complete all in character training, you will be able to graduate from the Star Home Academy and embark on your career with Hapes.

Hapes.org accounts
Accounts that are not accessed within 3 months become "inactive". This means they no longer show up in the list of names to select when writing a ComUnit (one of many examples). It will also stop the happy birthday messages showing up for super old accounts. If your account goes inactive, you simply login again and it changes to active. Administrators also have the option to deactivate accounts, meaning no more logging in unless they unlock it.

Weekend News
The old "graduate list" that appeared in the news was re-written. It now shows advancing students, graduating students, and will also show you returning to activity members as well as divisional transfers that were approved in that week.

Veteran Medal System
Seeing as we only display the latest veteran medal ribbon (chest patch), I have adapted the system to do the same for medals. Your old medal is always replaced with the latest and bestest :P Some of you will see a lot less medals now, but it streamlines the system.

Comunit messages are now forwarded to your email address. This should improve reply time, and allows you to retain a copy of the message. We will be implementing an auto delete system that will delete messages older than a year. Right now we have almost 60000 comunits in the system, with about 50000 being older than a year, so this will tidy up the database a bit.

New medals
You will also have noticed, and thanks to Styles and Lilith for this, that I have added a few new medals to the medals page. These are already fully integrated into the system.

Donation page
As noted in previous post, we now have a dedicated donations page, with the hope of boosting funding.

In the works:

Report in and Merit Management System
I am developing a report in tool directly on the site, which will allow you to complete a weekly report in to your supervisors. They will be able to approve the reports, and assign merits, these in turn are forwarded off to the MotI where things are triple checked. This system will also know which ranks need how many merit points, and from there the system will flag you for promotions. This will eliminate the need to report in on the board for military members, and for civies will simply streamline your supervisors work when adding merits and keeping track of activity.

I think that was it for now...

Holonet topic located here

Broadcasted on the 17.Mar.2015 - 17:43 by Jessica James

Support Hapes

Howdy folks! Let me start of by saying I am glad to be back! Despite a little activity dip, I am totally surprised at the effort you have all been putting in, and keeping things as smooth as they are. For that, I applaud you!

Over the last few weeks I have been updating quite a few of our hapes.org pages, I have added some new medals (Special thanks to Stylez and Lilith for their help!!), and some have already been given out! I do have a few more in store, but more on that in a future news post. Most likely there will be some rewards being handed out, but not by myself, I simply guide the gremlins behind the scenes to get everything in place!

While going over the pages, I have also been checking into backups, and config files on our host, and with such, I also went over the server costs. When I was active many years ago we encouraged donations to support the server, this since seems to have fallen to the wayside. I wish to bring this back, because frankly if we can sustain the site on donations, it means the cost does not fall on one individual. So for this reason, and again thanks to Lilith for this one, I have implemented the Crown Commendation Contribution medals:

These medals are fully integrated in our system, and the chest patch can be worn on the message board with all other earned medals. The only difference between these medals, and the rest, well beside the fact that these are super sexy, is that you can get these for a simple donation. The bronze medal comes in at $30, the silver at $60 and the gold at $100.

Now, please do not feel obliged to donate, the decision is completely up to you. This medal is simply a way for us to say thank you, and let the community in whole know that you are supporting it.

The medals can be purchased via our "support us" link on the left hand side of all hapes.org pages, or by navigating here: here

Thanks to everyone, donators or not, for making this the best 'effing group in the combine, and even more so, the best community that I have ever been a part of. I salute you!!!!

Holonet topic located here

Broadcasted on the 16.Mar.2015 - 03:54 by Jessica James

Star Home Academy Awards

Thanks to Colonel Stylez we now have a chest patch for all those involved in the planning and execution of the Star Home Academy.

With the SHA now going live, thanks to Rillek completing the final steps, I would like to reward the following with said patch:

His Royal Highness, King Kadrim
Colonel Heyallo Stylez
Lt. Cmdr Rhydra Tunant
First Lt. X Halk
MCPO Rillik Rar
MC Quintas Santori
Romar Feren [Retired]
Tal Locke [Retired]
Pral Tyrridon [Retired]
Alarendor Cyrus [Civilian]
Xesh Randell [Civilian]

In the future, any members working at the SHA in an administrative capacity (i.e. training members) will be awarded this patch. When you leave the SHA position, you will retain the patch for your service there.

Congratulations to all above, and above all thank you for your hard work in getting us this far!

Holonet topic located here

Broadcasted on the 09.Mar.2015 - 03:50 by Jessica James

Happy Holidays!

Oh yes, it's that time of the year again, and so the Christmas treasure hunt is on: Browse Hapes' site* for a chance to win some of the over hundred million credits and a few N-1 Starfighters! We'll keep the thing running for a few weeks to allow enough of the prizes to be found.

* Rules have remained the same;

There are various prizes on the main hapes.org homepage (neither the library nor the boards are counted towards it), to find them you just click through the pages on the site. If you find one, a pop up box will be displayed (not a pop window, so don't worry about pop up blockers). This win window will then show you what you won. Prizes can only be won every few minutes, and will appear on different pages each time.

Please note members of the Royal Council can not participate in the game. Your activity is also monitored and anyone using page crawlers or pop ups & other automation for trawling will be eliminated from the game and may face internal disciplinary hearings. If you have any questions please contact a webmaster!

Good Luck, and whoever you are, whereever you reside, and however you intend to be spending the next week, take care, have a great time, a Merry Christmas as well as a splendid New Year!

We'll be back with more developments after the holidays!

- Z

Holonet topic located here

Broadcasted on the 23.Dec.2014 - 15:15 by Zayth Kadrim

Wages Increased & Lorell Hall news

The Ministry of Finance in conjuction with the Lorell Hall are pleased to announce that the payscale in use by Hapes Consortium has been revised, with all wages receiving a notable increase with immediate effect. For example, an entry level Lerin will see their wage increased from 1,500,000 to 4,000,000 credits per month, and the overall wage structure will be similarly adjusted to reflect the scale now going from 4 million to 10 million credits, replacing the old progression ranging from 1,5 million to 7 million credits.

Click this link to view the new wage structure.

Please note: The payment of wages will continue to occur once a month, after Merit Points have been allocated and accounted for towards any possible promotions. It should be noted additionally, that unlike MP allocation, wages are paid based on darkness login data: Failure to log in frequently (at a minimum once a week) will result in wages being withheld for that month for the active or reservist staff member in question.

The ushering of the new payscale comes with a price, however, as Gane Lant, the long serving Minister of Finance and Lord Regent of the Consortium, will be stepping down as Minister of Finance in accordance with his wishes to better focus his available time to his remaining duties as Lord Regent, and to other pursuits related to his governance of Gallinore as Grand Duke. The Fountain Palace has expressed its heartfelt thanks to Tarix Chume Lant for his years of reliable service as head of the Finance ministry, and appreciation for his ongoing role in advicing the Throne and aiding it with the administration of the Hapan government.

Furthermore, the approaching ending of the year sees the final stage carried out of the planned phased out retirements of such notable figures such as Evan Crawford, Har Tay, and Ryou Vacosa from their positions as Deputy Ministers to MoEA, MoInd and MoD, respectively. These three venerable gentlemen are thus finally able to freely roam the Cluster after having spent roughly a year in a government retirement program that saw them exchange positions with their previous deputies in an effort to ensure for a smooth transition at all ministries.

Finally, the Lorell Hall has wished it to be made known that the King intends to be addressing the members of the Consortium shortly over a secure broadcast. Stay tuned for more...

Holonet topic located here

Broadcasted on the 17.Nov.2014 - 02:50 by Zayth Kadrim

A farewell to ERI

A Fountain Palace spokesman has held a brief press conference addressing the shuttering of one of Hapes' nationalized companies, the Endara Recycling Industries.

Consolidation of the recycling company had reportedly been already under consideration earlier in the year with cooperation and contracting within the Galactic Concordiate on the increase, but it is believed that the matter had been shelved until further notice on account of the solid leadership displayed by the ERI CEO Mike Garibaldi, with influential voices in the Hapes' political establishment additionally speaking in favour of maintaining the company. The press conference revealed that the decision to bring about the dissolution of ERI had become topical after the Royal League of Commerce's chairman, Prime Minister Alarendor Cyrus was informed by the CEO Garibaldi of an upcoming change of circumstances to his private life. While further specifics regarding the nature of the change in circumstances were not forthcoming, the Fountain Palace spokesman confirmed that it was the expected necessity of change in corporate governance which had prompted the renewed evaluation of the projected need for larger scale recycling operations by the Consortium, which ultimately had then resulted in the decision to close down the company and factually transfer related functions into the Ministry of Industry;

“The recycling needs of the Consortium will continue to be met through the coordination and cooperation occurring within the Galactic Concordiate, and through the capable staff and equipment the government will now maintain directly under the Ministry of Industry, in a more consolidated form”, the spokesman was quoted as saying. Further excerpts are included below.

“Our prime focus in all this has been to look after the staff involved in this transition. His Majesty has extended his thanks to Mike Garibaldi for his work for the group, and to all the staff for their work and efforts in and for Endara Reclaim Industries.”

“And, even though we are only really saying goodbye to the corporate shell itself as needs and times change, it should not be forgotten that we are talking about a corporate entity that had been in existence for a decade under one name or another, and seen many notable individuals at its helm. To pay homage to that and its history prior to being a nationalized corporation of the Crown, it was seen fit to restore its maiden name, StormOne Recycling, to the company prior to it becoming officially defunct and dissolved.”

The company, which had publicly traded stock of which over 90% of was owned by the Hapes Consortium, saw the calculated worth of a single stock plummet down to only four credits prior to the dissolution, as its assets were being transferred into Hapes. The closing of ERI sees it follow the path of Endara Arms and Endara Health, two other notable industrial support groups of the past decade that were ultimately retired.


Included below is the public history of Endara Reclaim Industries for your reading pleasure, written at the time of earlier company leadership:

StormOne Recycling was established in the fifth year of the galactic civil war, day 166. The recycling company was part of the vast Storm conglomerate owned by the innovative dark side force user Isoldor Storm. By establishing a number of companies with his vast wealth, Storm hoped to become fairly self sufficient without having to rely on other, foreign groups.

The company was based in the Roche asteroid field located in the Imperial Sumitra sector which was close to the central galactic sectors where the largest battles of the civil war would undoubtedly be fought, leaving countless wreckages. While worthless to most, wreckages that litter the galaxy would be gold for companies such as StormOne Recycling. But due to the lack of grand campaigns and large scale attacks, StormOne Recycling become nothing more than a drain for Storm's funds. A year after it was established, he sold the company to the Hapan nobleman and politician Lord Alexander Tylger.

Lord Tylger took over the company with the best interest of his home, the Hapes Consortium, in mind. He planned to use the company to clean up the space around the commerce centre of Lorell Prime and also assist the Hapan government in removing decaying cities and remote outposts that were no longer of any use. Few days after the company was purchased, it became nationalized and part of the Hapes Consortium's royal league of commerce together with prosperous businesses like the Olanji Corporation, the Akheton Mining Corporation and the Nikklon Mining Corporation. Dverol Nact, a businessman from Naboo and owner of Akheton, provided capable administrative staff to aide StormOne Recycling while they were setting up their infrastructure. Tylger gave Ellianshia Earthsong, formerly Vice President of Akheton Mining Corporation, leadership of the company while his daughter, Kimberly Tylger, became Vice President.

With the support of the Hapan monarch, King James I, StormOne Recycling used the limitless wealth of the Hapan treasure to establish a large base on the Lorellian moon of Schoibato. The desert moon was covered in concrete and countless recycling plants were built along with skyscrapers, high-rises, landing pads and warehouses. The moon became the focus of attention for the Hapan media and was helpful for the Hapan economy, providing fifty million working places and living quarters. Thirty thousand stocks were released on the galactic stock exchange and sold, providing StormOne Recycling with the money it needed to purchase Salvager ships from Olanji's vast shipyards and Recycler vehicles from the newly established Akheton Vehicle Corporation.

Since then, StormOne Recycling has been toying with the idea of renaming to a more Hapan name and setting up deals with foreign powers in need of recycling assistance. To aid with this idea of using an outside neutral power to enable S1R to reach more clients, Alex Tylger went to his daughter Tara Tylger to offer S1R to her as a gift. Tara accepted and added S1R to The Damned and Centurion Arms groups. The name change to Endara Reclaim Industries was a joint choice with Her father and her own members. After the name change, ERI was granted the current contract with the Hapan government for all recycling activities in the Cluster.

ERI is currently being led by CEO Romar Feren. Romar is a former Vice Admiral and Fleet Commanding Officer in the Royal Hapan Navy. Romar had previously served as CEO of Endara Arms, Hapes' weapons production company, but was transferred to ERI after EA was allowed to dissolve due to an overproduction of weapons and Hapes' getting a contract with another company. He brought with him most of the solid nucleus of officers from Endara Arms and used them to rebuild ERI into one of the best recycling companies in the galaxy.

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Broadcasted on the 02.Nov.2014 - 20:32 by Zayth Kadrim

HNN - New Leadership for Interior

The Hapan News Network theme begins to play as Anacia Chalcedon appears on the screen in front of the Ministry of the Interior logo. She smiles as she begins to address the audience.

“Good Evening, Hapes,

Late last month Kal Djin, acting Minister of the Interior, announced his retirement, citing the need for more intensive Force training as well as focusing his time on the needs of the Hapanii For'ta'nix, of which he is one of the three Curia members.

Now we bring you to the Royal Palace, where a new acting Minister of the Interior has just been sworn in."

The screen behind Chalcedon changed to a richly lavished briefing room, zooming in until it filled the entire screen. Fel'da Regalix Cyrus approached the podest. A few steps behind him followed Fel'ta Xesh Randell.

“The year, thus far, has seen many changes as the Consortium continues to grow and build its future," Prime Minister Cyrus began his address. "This day is no different. I am here to announce the new leadership within the Ministry of the Interior. Xesh Randell has shown a lot of potential in his work in the ministry so far and I'm confident that under his leadership Ministry of the Interior will once again rise to the new challenges. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the new acting Minister of the Interior, Fel'ta Xesh Randell!"

The Fel'da Regalix steps aside and motions for the Fel'ta Randell to come forward as the onlookers applaud. Xesh Randell bows as he does so.

“Thank you, Prime Minister. I'm humbled to have come so far in such a short time. Mere two years ago I've hoped to come back home after my walkabout and to be of some use to the Crown, even if only as an enlisted Serviceman in the Royal Navy. Some of you may remember my short stint as an Ombudsman a year later. I was disappointed that nobody stepped forward to carry on that great tradition of service. I certainly hope it wasn't something I said or did during my term." Xesh smiled widely allowing for the few stiffled laughs to die down before continuing.

"I'm fully aware that I'm standing on the shoulders of giants. And all I have to say for myself is... It is a great honour and privilege to serve Rai'ix Chume and all the people of Hapes Consortium. I endeavor to do my best to be worthy of this office and of His Royal Majesty's trust." Fel'ta Randell finished his statement with a bow towards Fel'da Regalix.

The screen fades and is replaced again with the HNN offices and the face of Anacia Chaceldon.

“And this ends our broadcast. We would like to extend our congratulations to the new leadership of the Interior. May they serve with Glory, Honor, and Pride.”

Holonet topic located here

Broadcasted on the 21.Sep.2014 - 01:30 by Xesh Randell

Hapan Shield Project Completed

The introductory sequence of the Hapan News Network begins with the lush worlds of the Cluster fading across the screen accompanied by the theme melody of the Hapan News Network. As the sequence ends a stylistic change to the channel's design is apparent. Anacia Chalcedon appears on screen in front of the backdrop of the Ministry of Industry logo. She smiles soft and warmly before addressing the audience.

"Good evening, Hapes. As Fel`da Regalix Alarendor Cyrus pushes forward the vision of Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim to an industry focused era, another industrial project has recently come to a close as a new one, Project Resurgence has opened. Known as the Hapan Shield Project, the projects ultimate goal is to provide complete coverage of all Hapan celestial bodies within the Hapes Cluster, offering additional protection and security to its citizens.

To celebrate the end of the project, a ceremony in the newly completed control center located on his Tarii home planet, Ediorung is being held. The ceremony will honor, Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim by him personally activating the final shield generators and officially concluding the Hapan Shield Project."

There is a slight pause before Chalcedon continues with a broad smile.

"We are now receiving word that the ceremony is about to begin with the Rai`ix Chume and the Fel`da Regalix."

The image of Chalcedon smiling fades away, revealing Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim and Fel`da Regalix Alarendor Cyrus standing in the computer control center behind a holoprojector of the planet, Ediorung with numerous Royal Hapan Armed Forces servicemen and women working in the background. Fel`da Regalix Cyrus begins speaking.

"I welcome you all to this wondrous occasion to witness the conclusion of the Hapan Shield Project."

The sound of clapping from the audience and members of the Royal Hapan Armed Forces begins as Fel`da Regalix Cyrus smiles. The clapping slowly dies down as he continues.

"The road to the end has been long, but the hard working men and women of the Consortium have endured, persevered and in the end have overcome it. The enormous scale of the project has led to years of city and infrastructure development majorly on the shoulders of the members of the Ministry of Industry and non-military personnel within the government. Though the recent and final push towards the end came from the assistance of the Royal Hapan Armed Forces.

The conclusion of the project provides shield coverage of all 121 celestial bodies within the Hapes Cluster, creating safety and security to its citizens. With an even stronger defense network, the Cluster is now a more formidable and fortress-like sector within the Galaxy, and coupled with the strength of the Armed Forces protecting the borders, those seeking to breach the Cluster will be hard-pressed in doing so.

I would like to thank all members whom participated and in the next few weeks we will have the awards ceremony to honor and recognize those individuals for their hard work.

With that being said, we are here to celebrate its conclusion. To honor his Majesty, Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim, we at the Ministry of Industry have strategically left the last world to activate of this project on his Majesty's home planet, Ediorung."

Fel`da Regalix Cyrus smiles and steps back from the holoprojector.

"The floor is all yours, Your Majesty"

The King smiles in turn warmly and breaks his silence.

"Thank you kindly. Nobody could've envisioned in the aftermath of the Hapan Outpost Project all those years ago just how long the road for the Hapan Shield Project would become, but we are finally here, at the very end of it. My heartfelt thanks goes out to the Ministry of Industry and the engineering task force of the Royal Hapan Armed Forces whose cooperation saw the project brought to its rightfully satisfying conclusion, without the preparations for the now ongoing Project Resurgence missing a beat. Through the hardest times we persevere, and I take this last step on behalf of all those who partook in giving me this moment, content that our next industrial success story is already well under way. Lets power it up!"

The King leans in to push a button, causing the color of the planet on the holoprojector to begin to slowly glow in a bright light of blue signifying it's coverage over the planet. A serviceman in the background monitoring a screen nods to Fel`da Regalix Cyrus confirming the successful activation. The crowd begins to clap and cheers as the picture of the scene fades to routine advertisements.

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Broadcasted on the 03.Sep.2014 - 13:25 by Alarendor Cyrus

Royal Address - Fel'da Regalix appointed

The introductory sequence of the Hapan News Network begins with the lush landscapes throughout the Cluster flashing and fading across the screen, accompanied by the theme melody. As the sequence ends, a stylistic change to the channel's design is apparent. Anacia Chalcedon appears on screen in front of the backdrop of Lorell Hall, standing tall and proud amidst the buildings of Chume'dan. She smiles soft and warmly before addressing the audience.

"Good evening, Hapes.

Tonight, on this lovely evening in Chume'Dan, we bring you to the steps of the Lorell Hall, where Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim is announcing a special change to the Royal Council. It is known to have been the topic of recent discussions in the Hall between Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim, Tarix Chume Gane Lant and the Fel'da of Industry, Alarendor Cyrus, who is believed to be linked to this coming announcement."

There is a slight pause and a smiling nod as Anacia Chalcedon continues.

"We now send you live to Lorell Hall for the announcement of Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim."

The screen flickers, replacing Anacia Chalcedon with the steps of the Lorell Hall with Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim, standing at a podium with Tarix Chume Gane Lant behind him to his left, and Fel'da Alarendor Cyrus to the right of him.

"Dear Hapanii, I appear before you today overjoyed that today is indeed the day that I may announce an important change occurring within the Royal Council. The Royal Council, as the highest coordinating executive body within Hapes Consortium, has a key role with the management of the nation's daily affairs, as well carrying out the all important but arduous work of renewal of our very foundations. Notably, this search for the betterment of our society takes up considerable amount of time for discussion and contemplation, for a promising concept to find its final form and become a reality.

In the past, the council has greatly benefited from having a primus inter pares, a first amongst equals, to help guide these discussions, to be the combined voice of the council for the Throne, and to be the overseer of the vision of the Throne to the council. It is a duty that calls for vigour guided by experience and ability, for trust, and a touch of compassion. It is now time to see that position filled once more. Today, I am delighted to present to you your new Prime Minister, Fel'da Regalix Alarendor Cyrus.”

Rai`ix Chume Zayth begins clapping and is followed by a great applause from the audience. He waits for the clapping to cease before continuing with a rare smile appearing on his face.

"Fel'da Cyrus has contributed a great deal to the Consortium through his work in the Ministry of Industry. His diligence and work ethic during his time at Endara Mining, Endara Reclaim, and now more recently at the helm of the Ministry of Industry, have brought to display his hard work and dedication, and I am nothing if not pleased with his performance to date with projects such as the Hapan Shield Project or the ongoing Project Resurgence. While anything but new to the hapan political circles and the government, he nonetheless is at the forefront of a new generation of leaders amongst us who have risen to prove themselves as steadfast and reliable men and women. Over the course of the year, Cyrus has proven himself a central and stalwart figure within the Royal Council, and both the Lord Regent and I have the utmost of confidence in his abilities to excel in his new role, chairing the Royal Council and assisting me with the administration of the government's affairs. With it, as Fel'da Regalix, he joins the illustrious line of predecessors amongst whom the likes of Gane Lant, Andrew Starfyre, Alexander Tylger, Zell Jaak, and myself are counted among. I hope he feels pride in his nomination, a sense of excitement over what is to come, as he reflects upon the enormity of his new responsibilities. Having said that...“ A glimmer of laughter is seen appearing in the corner of the King's eye as he proceeds after a meaningful pause, “I recognize his award display is not entirely in line with his tireless work thus far, and in recognition of it and his demonstrated abilities, I would like to take but the first step in remedying the situation by awarding him the Golden Wings.

Once again, please join me in congratulating our new Fel'da Regalix Alarendor Cyrus, and wishing him all the best in his new role.”

The crowd begins applauding once again and the scene fades back to the smile of Anacia Chalcedon.

"Well there you have it Hapanii, our new Fel'da Regalix. The Royal Council has confirmed that the new Fel'da Regalix will continue to hold his role as the Fel'da of Industry and chairman of the Royal League of Commernce for the time being, as was the case for example with Andrew Starfyre as he continued to oversee the Ministry of the Interior while also performing the duties of the Prime Minister. The team here at the Hapan News Network join His Majesty in wishing Alarendor Cyrus the best of luck in his new position in the Royal Council, and I'm sure we all agree when I say that I am excited to see what is planned next. Stay tuned for more news coming soon."

The screen fades once more bringing ads to the screen.

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Broadcasted on the 19.Aug.2014 - 12:34 by Zayth Kadrim

Hapan State visit to Taanab

Press release originally published on the Trade Federation News Network by Marcus Justinian.

TFNN - Geosynchronous Orbit Around Taanab, Taanab System, Zeemacht Cluster

King Zayth Kadrim, leader of the Hapes Consortium, is in the Taanab system on an official state visit to the Trade Federation. The King and his entourage arrived on Day 243 of Year 15 aboard the Hapan Pulsar Battle Cruiser, HRS Pride, and were greeted at the airlock of TFSS Taanab Defender by Viceroy Jacob Jansen, Duceroy Nohv Schiller, Ambassador Tovakinpi Toshikhan, and various attendants, security droids, and hangers-on.

After a short welcome ceremony, with the offering of gifts of fine wines, cheeses, and tapestries made by artisans throughout the Federation to the Hapan delegation, the group boarded the Hapan flagship for a quick tour of the artfully-decorated and highly-deadly vessel. With the tour concluded, the assembled diplomats boarded shuttles and traveled to a feast held at the Viceroyal Palace in Forsetti. The celebratory feast featured the finest delicacies from both Hapan and Federation space, chamber music played by the Forsetti Symphonic Orchestra, and was concluded with speeches from both Viceroy Jansen and King Kadrim.

The feast concluded with a special ballet performance by the Asrat School of Dance, consisting of segments from a variety of cherished Hapan works of dance throughout history. After the performance, which received a full seven-minute standing ovation, the Hapan delegation retired to apartments provided for them in the Viceroyal Palace.

The second day of the state visit consisted of an early breakfast followed by a political summit behind closed doors. While no sources were forthcoming with details, analysts expect that the topics discussed included trade missions between Federation and Hapan space, security protocols in the Neshig sector, and political matters involving the Galactic Concordiate. Unsubstantiated rumors from support staff that facilitated a working lunch suggest that Hapan involvement in the Federation's burgeoning trade empire was a hot topic of discussion in between courses. Upon the conclusion of a full day of talks, a light supper was served on the Grand Balcony of Viceroyal Palace, overlooking the city of Forsetti. Viceroy Jansen spared some moments before the King departed, saying that "the bonds between the Hapan people and those of the Federation grow stronger and the King will always be welcome in Federation space."

Broadcasted on the 01.Aug.2014 - 14:32 by Zayth Kadrim

HNN - Coronation Ceremony

The theme of the Hapan News Network begins to play, images of a number of recognizable and prominent worlds of the Consortium flashing by the screen beginning with Lorell and ending with the image becoming focused on a glowing Hapes Prime, the capital planet bathing in the soft light reflected upon it from its many moons. The logo of the news channel appears, only to fade to reveal a radiant Anacia Chalcedon.

”Sallan od saroon, fellow Hapans. This is Anacia Chalcedon, reporting live from Hapes on the special occasion of the coronation ceremony of the Rai`ix Chume taking place at Chume`Dan on Hapes Prime. While the new King Zayth I assumed executive powers and the title after the abdication of King Alexander I in favour of eschewing the month of the vacant throne that was observed by Alexander Tylger on his ascension, it is understood the coronation ceremony itself was moved forward in time in accordance with the wishes of the new King.”

”The ceremony and its preparations, which consist of a number of interwoven events being enacted according to time-honoured tradition and precise protocol both at Hapes Prime and off-worlds, are now reaching the culmination of the process; the crowning of the Sovereign, promised to be witnessed by billions of sentients across the Hapes Cluster and beyond. Civilian traffic over the capital has ceased and to honour the occasion, HRS Pride, the iconic Pulsar Battle Cruiser, has been seen arriving to the orbit the planet in conjunction with several Imperial-designed Super Star Destroyers as well a supporting fleet of other Hapan vessels."

As her voice fades out, the view then shifts to the streets of Chume`Dan where huge crowds in festive mood are gathering outside of the Fountain Palace walls to commemorate the occasion under clear skies on a pleasant summer day. Formations of parade uniforms are visible too, with both the Royal Hapan Armed Forces as well as units of Chume`doro displaying their presence in the wide boulevards leading to the Fountain Palace.

The view zooms to the magnificent palace next, its archways decorated with blooming flowers by the hands of a multitude of skilled Hapan artisans, the glorious domes glimmering in the afternoon light.

Chalcedon's voice is then heard from the background: ”It has been over four decades since gender roles were revolutionized in the aftermath of the reunification of the Hapan peoples with Andrew Starfyre becoming King Andrew I, the first male Sovereign of the Hapes Consortium. Since, King James and King Alexander – similarly the first of their names – have ruled over an increasingly equal and prosperous society unified under a single banner. The approach of the coronation ceremonies have been taken as a clear signal that the King has concluded his musings into the new directions it aims to guide the Consortium towards, and is ready to promulgate them after months of tight-lipped preparations.”

A small pause ensues in the narration as the image shifts to the majestic throne room of the Fountain Palace, visibly packed with the representatives of the Consortium's member worlds and their nobility, matched by the banners being adorned on the walls of the chambers, in contest over splendour with the Ice Moon friezes which captivate the walls above the panoramic windows from the hall. Members of the Lorell Hall are seen seated to the front of the assembly, with familiar faces recognizable. The crowd's hushed discussion is heard falling almost silent as a lone figure emerges to the fore, with Chalcedon's soft sound returning to describe the events;

“The appearance of the Morthorni priestess by the altar set before the throne itself marks the beginning of the coronation, with the arrival of the Hapan monarch now thus imminent. Prior to his arrival to the throne room, the Rai'ix Chume has in customary fashion been meditating within the mausoleum beneath the palace amongst the entombed monarchs of centuries past, contemplating upon their deeds and receiving the divine guidance and wisdom which is said to be infused with the sacred place. Purportedly the Rai'ix Chume had earlier in the day also attended private ceremony with the Hapanii For'ta'nix Curia to formally recognize the end to his tutelage. While the role of the mysterious life force known simply as the Force all around the galaxy remains small, if not entirely inconsequential in the matters of governance, many have nonetheless noted the unprecedented openness by which force practitioners appear to exist within the leadership of the Consortium in these modern days. But here comes the King...”

A concord of dugglehorns sounds the Royal Fanfare as the monumental doors open. The crowd is seen standing up before kneeling to the Rai'ix Chume Zayth Kadrim who appears by the arched doorway. The King, dressed in an elaborate ceremonial uniform of white and gold, fitted with glistening adornments and an ermine hood with an ornamental collar fitting, begins his march expressionless towards the Throne on an aisle covered by a blue and gold qashmel carpet that stretches from the main entrance of the chamber to the throne, last seen over four years ago during the previous coronation of King Alexander. The King walks with a purposeful stride past a formation of royal guard officers in attention as well as the guests to the base of the steps leading up to the throne, and takes a few further steps up until stopping before the altar.

The Morthorni awaiting him there provides a bow to the Hapan monarch before turning to a royal handmaiden carrying a pillow holding a diamond orb known as the Chume Xil Hapesah, and raising it above her head for all to see, before carefully placing it down to the very centre of the altar. A central piece of regalia is an orb holding sixty-three Ice Moon gems, which form a three-dimensional map in representation of the Consortium's first member worlds.

The Rai'ix Chume kneels himself before the altar, placing his hands to hover over the grandiose orb, before beginning to recite the Royal Oath with a clear and unhurried voice: ”Kel qesh Ta'a Chume L naq ceres al execetores Rai'ix Chume nadaji jua'h-tira planas e Hapes Enexilanthiusah, lin ultim tarixis endari qualis a coph, juri, naadili, ere eulys la zaqash for'ta dominatar, illiaru e Hapanii lin siv'aj! Sa L istario!”

”Sellir nadaji jua'h-tira planas e Hapes Enexilanthiusah, daxus Zayth Kadrim Ediorungah lin Rai'ix Chume n Hapes!” The Morthoni priestess then declares with a booming voice in response, and signals for a second handmaiden to approach with a pillow on which rests the Royal Crown, lifting the regalia into the air, allowing its splendour undiminished by age to glimmer in the golden light, which the room appears suddenly to be awash with. With a tranquil smile, the Morthoni then lowers the crown and places it on Kadrim's head, signifying the ascension to the power and responsibility over the Hapes Consortium and its peoples.

The Rai'ix Chume following ancient protocol nods to the priestess, who returns it with a bow, before approaching two elegant oak containers, producing the twin sceptres Cal Nele'serin and Cal Fenixius and hands them to the monarch. The Rai'ix Chume takes one to each hand and takes the final steps to reach the throne, upon which he sits, under the royal sigil.

The dugglehorns are heard again, announcing for the Heritage Council to approach the throne and pledge fealty.

”Gane Tarix Chume Lant Gallinoreah amaria Gallinore, Vergill, Relephon, Phelope, Lorell y Hapan lin e ceres e Chumeah”, declares the hapan Lord Regent.
”Tal Tarix Locke Baldaviah amaria Baldavia lin e ceres e Chumeah.”
”Alexander Diran'da Tylger Zadariah amaria Zadaria lin e ceres e Chumeah.”
“Jessy Diran'da James Terephonia amaria Terephon lin e ceres e Chumeah.”

The Rai'ix Chume nods for the nobles and royalty to return to their seats, as the representatives of all the Consortium's various member races move up to the throne in turn.

”E amari e Hapani-human lin e ceres e Chumeah,” a human female declares, kneeling.
”E amari e Hapani-Morthorni lin e ceres e Chumeah,” a large feline being declares, bowing.
”E amari e Hapani-Varno lin e ceres e Chumeah,” an official of the aquatic Varno declares.
”E amari Hapani-Jeby lin e ceres e Chumeah,” a curious being with multiple head declares.
”E amari Hapani-Thrakiani e ceres e Chumeah,” an insectoid being declares.
”E amari Hapani-Kettoni e ceres e Chumeah,” a bulky reptilian alien declares.
”E amari Hapani-Belgori e ceres e Chumeah,” a small feline creature declares.
”E amari Hapani-Mairani e ceres e Chumeah,” an aquatic being floating in a portable tank filled with water declares through its protocol droid.

Again the Rai'ix Chume nods to signal for the beings to return to their places. A second time the Royal Fanfare sounds, and all in the throne room rise as bells begin ringing all across the Chume' Dan, once for each of the Consortium's member worlds, causing a jubilant crowd outside the Palace to break into a cheer.

A clear female voice drowns out the sound of the bells with her powerful voice within the throne room. "Your Majesties, Your Excellencies, Your Honours, subjects of the Hapan throne! The Erenedi, His Majesty Zayth Rai'ix Chume Kadrim Ediorungah y Hapesah! Guardian of the Hapan Throne, protector of the Hapes Consortium and supreme ruler of all the Hapan peoples!”

The pristine voices of the Royal Choir of Ut begin singing the Royal Anthem, as the newly crowned Rai'ix Chume stands to move down the aisle. He is then followed by a host of the Chume'doro, after whom come the Hapan officials present. The picture from within the throne room so begins to fade, to be replaced by an aerial view of the city which skies are beginning to be filled with the sounds of the bells, cheering, and the scores of fireworks being shot into the air.

As the view recedes further from the palace, the soft voice of Anacia Chalcedon returns:
“And so concludes the official coronation ceremony, where the king gave the Royal Oath in the presence of his peoples and was crowned by Nilij Cal'taru, before receiving pledges of allegiance of all the nobles and the region capitals, followed by each native race of the Cluster submitting to the rule of the Sovereign. It is worthwhile to note that several of the previously high profile Tarii have since been transferred to the order of Teloii or rescinded their nobility, thus accounting for their lack of presence amongst those giving their pledges.”

“Furthermore we have just received word that the Fountain Palace wishes to announce a new legislative act that has become law with immediate effect: The Royalty Act. In it, the previous male monarchs are granted the title of Diran'da, or Grand Prince, and the star-systems which they govern given the status of a principality. In addition, their next-of-kin still in service of the Crown are granted the titles of Pëlin`a or Pëlin`da, or Princess or Prince for female or male recipients, respectively. The intent of the ruling monarch is to affirm the privileges pledged to King James by King Alexander, and to bestow upon the latter the same status and privileges too, in a transparent and lasting manner.”

“We are also covering the celebrations that are breaking out on each of the member worlds of the Hapes Cluster, which we will take you to now as we end our coverage of the coronation ceremony. Stay tuned for further news, enjoy the day, and long live the King!”

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Broadcasted on the 29.Jul.2014 - 01:00 by Zayth Kadrim

King on Holiday

The Rai'ix Chume has been announced to have entered the jungles of Ediorung in the early dawn while accompanied by a small retinue of hand picked bodyguards, with the apparent intent to be hunting large quarry in the seclusion and peace of his home system.

"We're not coming out till he [the Rai'ix Chume] has killed something huge or the bodies pile up to the forest canopy. Then we're hitting the beaches!" stated one gruff looking noghri believed to be belonging to the hunting group whose face was unrecognicable due to the worn attire, found standing next to royal shuttle being loaded with weaponry. When asked about whether the King intended to remain actively in contact with the outside Cluster during his trip, the individual had this to say: "Urr.. We're not letting him keep any comm devices on him, the constant beeping alerts the prey, and really pisses us all off." When asked for a name for the writing of this article, the individual chose instead to remark upon the paradox of inquiring a masked man of his identify while ending the statement with a "and now get that [expletive deducted] thing out of my face!"

The Fountain Palace has affirmed the trip taking place and stated that Lord Regent Gane Lant would be tending to pressing matters of the state with assistance from Minister of Industry Alarendor Cyrus in the meanwhile, while also wishing the King a safe trip devoid of wild boar wounds and the rest of the Consortium too pleasant weeks ahead.

((King on vacation until the 12th, urgent matters should be directed at Gane Lant or Alarendor Cyrus, will check DMs periodically though. Take care of Hapes and yourselves!))

((Update: Leave concluded, three cheers for the Lord Regent and co dealing with matters during the vacation.))

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Broadcasted on the 02.Jul.2014 - 13:46 by Zayth Kadrim

Last Modified: 22nd Jun, 2013 - 08:06

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