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Events in Brief:
Economic growth spurs wage increases

Lorell Hall in conjunction with the Fountain Palace are pleased to announce wage increases being imminent for the officers and officials employed by the state. It has now been just over three years that the previous increase to the starting wage from 1,500,000 to 4,000,000 credits took place, and the government has considered it time to be reviewing the existing wage levels again, citing the findings of a recent survey on galactic trends on wage standards and the continued growth of the Cluster economy.

With the increase, due to be in use already for the next wage cycle, an entry level Lerin will be now earning 7,000,000 credits, up from the previous four million credits, with similar increases to be enjoyed all across the board, with the exception of the positions of Deputy Minister, Minister and Prime Minister. These positions will see larger increases to make up for the more modest raises afforded to them during the previous review, which had seen the Royal Council wages capped at ten million credits.

A Lorell Hall spokesman commented on the decision;

“To a large extent, the less the government needs to allocate of its monthly budget to recurring costs such as wages and reward-based benefits, the better, as the more we can instead invest into future innovations, infrastructure projects, and external acquisitions. How much we pay our top officials and officers has little discernible impact on the growth projections of the local economies within the Cluster after all, and too large increases at worst serve only to feed the galactic inflation and wage competition, which then have a negative impact on consumer’s purchasing power as well, just as it has on the state’s.

As a result of such thinking, for years now even such expenditures as mining costs and acquisitions of foreign technologies have remained consistently larger than the size of the government payroll, even as the galaxy at large recoiled from the bursting of a speculative derivatives bubble which crashed government taxation income everywhere, and brought about a galactic wide depression.

While Hapes Consortium was never in duress financially thanks to our considerable credit reserves - that have already returned to pre-depression era levels - and although we did not need to supress spending and could freely spend with the future in mind, regaining our economic might and recovering from the loss of practically the entire tax base has not been easy won; Through painstaking efforts over the past half of a decade by our industrial and infrastructure sectors overseen by the Ministry of Industry, we have been able to bring our income closer to what it was prior to the crash.

Because of said progress, we have now reached an income threshold level set previously by the Crown to trigger a new round of wage increases, which together with the to-be announced additional member benefits will see the government spending considerably more on its people. We expect the size of said expenses as a portion of the entire budget to even out somewhat in the future as the economic growth continues unabated, and our citizens need not worry that this would adversely affect our ability to continue to invest into our future in the short term either.

This is not the end of the surge. Developing an ever stronger economy is necessary to maintain and develop our military strength and asymmetric capabilities, without which peace and prosperity cannot endure in the Cluster. If anything, we can expect the Fountain Palace to be already eyeing measures intended to only further accelerate our growth. Let us not languish, not relent, be it in the face of adversity or in the comfort of our isolation!”

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Broadcasted on the 30.Dec.2017 - 20:36 by Zayth Kadrim

Happy Holidays!

Oh yes, it is that time of the year again Hapes. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a pleasant holiday season, as well as a joyous upcoming New Year from the RC! Enjoy the week ahead as the Consortium gets covered in our minds under a blanket of snow, and as the clanging sounds from the gears of industry and war become more muffled in our ears for the days to come.

Every year we do things a little bit differently for the holidays, but as always, some things have stayed the same. Here are the four little things we have prepared for all you dear Hapans;

1. Holiday Bonus
As is customary, an extra round of wages has been paid out as a holiday bonus. Thank you for contributing to the community this year, and here’s to a very promising 2018!

2. Christmas Prize Hunt on Hapes.org
The Hunt Returns: From now lasting for roughly two weeks, you will every now and then stumble upon a hidden cash prize when browsing our main site!
(Logging in required for finding prizes, personal winnings capped at 40m, RC not eligible for winnings, winnings will be paid out in January alongside wages.)

3. Christmas Gift
With the amount of newer members we have around, we want to ensure everyone is getting around comfortably and in a timely manner outside the working hours. As a Christmas present, we would like to give all our members a YT-2000 of their own!

Here’s the dastardly twist; To claim the ship, pop to any of our text channels on our Discord server between now and the end of January, and wish people either a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, a Happy New Year, or a Great 2018! (Actual holiday spirit is optional but warmly recommended.)

4. Roleplaying Writing Competition
Feeling often like writing RP during the year but can’t be hassled because you’re too focused on looking good for your quarterly productivity reports instead? If so, we’ve got you covered with an official RP writing competition with some proper prizes.

The Holiday Season means many things to many people, but have we ever wondered what this time of the year means to our Combine counterparts? Are you celebrating the Life Day, indulging yourself on the beaches of a resort world, merely catching up on paperwork at the office, or something else entirely? We want to read your story!

Write up your submission for the competition on the above topic and send it to us before the end of January to take part. Everyone partaking with a text of 400 words or more will be eligible for a participation award of seven million credits (7,000,000c). A panel of three judges (Sia, Xesh & Zayth) will choose the winner and the runner-up. The winner will get a Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruiser for their efforts, and the runner-up will earn a C-3 Passenger Liner!
When deciding the winners, aspects the judges will take into account include but are not limited to: Readability (spelling, grammar, formatting), originality, creativity and the balance between descriptiveness and flow. Judges earn participation awards and may take part, but are not eligible for the winning prizes. You can submit your entries either to the thread linked below or by emailing them to zayth@hapes.org.


Enjoy the holidays & take care!

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Broadcasted on the 23.Dec.2017 - 09:41 by Zayth Kadrim

Changes to MotI leadership and the Criminal Act

The Fountain Palace has held a brief press conference to follow up on the previously announced changes in leadership of Ministries of Defence and of the Interior, as well as to announce an amendment to the Criminal Code.

The previously announced transition of Fel'da Xesh Randell from the helm of the Ministry of the Interior to oversee the Ministry of Defence has been moving at an expected pace, with news regarding the planned adjustments to the command and operations of the Royal Hapan Armed Forces expected to be publicized over the coming month.

The transition of Minister Randell to oversee MoD has necessitated changes in the key roles within the Ministry of the Interior, with the following appointments having been made;
Har Tay, who has previously served as the Minister of Industry, will be taking over the role of Director to the Department of Personnel, and will additionally become the acting Deputy Minister of the Interior.
Beliar Stargazer, whose previous service record remains largely classified from his period with the Ministry of Intelligence, will be taking over the duties as the Director to the Internal Security Services.
Kuro Lorell, who has been serving in the Royal Hapan Armed Forces and in the Office of Hapan Recruitment, has been appointed as the Director of the Office of Hapan Recruitment.

The Royal Council wishes them the best of luck with their new duties and the challenges to come.

In addition to the announced personnel changes in the leadership of the ministry, the Royal Council has agreed on an amendment to the Criminal Code, Chapter V on contraband, which will enter force on the Hapan date of day 60, of the present year 4045. Hapan personnel are recommended to read up on the upcoming changes and follow the instructions which will be published at a later time through the link provided below.

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Broadcasted on the 21.Dec.2017 - 14:22 by Zayth Kadrim

The Fountain Palace has held a brief press conference to announce the changes in leadership of Ministries of Defence and of the Interior.

A spokesman for the Hapan Throne was quoted stating the following:

"During the Royal Council Meeting earlier today Fel'da of Interior Xesh Randell has stepped down from his post and was appointed to the position of the Minister of Defence. Fel'da Randell agreed to stay on in the capacity of acting Minister of Interior until such a time that the Crown appoints his replacement."

"His Royal Majesty King Kadrim was impressed by the leadership Minister Randell showed during the last years military exercise with Triumvirate Coalition Armed Forces and is confident that he will be up to the challenge of the command over our entire military forces."

The Lorell Hall spokesman did not comment as to why Diranix Tylger had felt compelled to step down from the position as Minister of Defence, stating that it was a private matter for the Grand Prince, but confirmed that the Grand Prince was remaining on the Royal Council as a Royal Advisor. Diranix Tylger previously had held the Hapan Throne till year 4040 until concerns over deteriorating health lead him to eventually abdicate, having spent a lengthy period away from the public view by then.

Broadcasted on the 04.Oct.2017 - 21:07 by Xesh Randell

Ministry of Defence

The Fountain Palace has released a press briefing regarding the Ministry of Defence, announcing the retirement of Fel’da Ayun from the helm of the Royal Hapan Armed Forces;

“Commodore Lionola Ayun was a key figure among the military High Command long before her appointment as Minister of Defence, with a lengthy history of service to the Crown. His Majesty has made known his appreciation for Commodore Ayun rising to the challenge to oversee the armed forces at the retirement of her predecessor, Pelin`a James, with the Crown seeing fit to award the Commodore with the Phoenix Star.

The Commodore had earlier signalled her interest in private to have the demands of her responsibilities softened, to allow for more time to attend to personal affairs amidst the increasing frequency of military deployments.

While it is regrettable that the Consortium could not see her remain at the helm of our military forces for longer, Fountain Palace is positively delighted to be able to make known the appointment of Alexander Diranix Tylger as the new Minister of Defence. Grand Prince Tylger, as the illustrious previous sovereign of the Consortium and a veteran of countless military campaigns over the past two decades, had recently surprised Lorell Hall officials by making known his interest to return to active service within the armed forces, prompting Commodore Ayun to immediately recommend him to become her successor at the ministry.

As such, the Grand Prince has already assumed his positions as a Minister of the realm and the chairman of the military High Command, as well as the overall command over the Royal Hapan Armed Forces, with a broad mandate from the Crown to implement whatever alterations deemed fit, as the reports mount of increasing pirate activity around the crucial galactic trade routes.”

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Broadcasted on the 21.May.2017 - 22:00 by Zayth Kadrim

HNN - Royal Hapan Armed Forces engage pirates

(HNN) - Hapes Prime

The Ministry of Defence released a statement today informing the public that a skirmish took place yesterday between the Royal Hapan Armed Forces and pirates of unknown affiliation.

While details were sparse, it was revealed that a military unit responded to a distress signal sent by a privately owned Horizon-class Star Yacht passing by Orthwell, a red dwarf star. The star is one of hundreds like it across the Hapes Cluster where vessels must stop to make course corrections along complex hyperlanes, but such interludes are usually routine and brief. In the case of Orthwell, it is surrounded by a particularly dense asteroid field that calls for caution and some additional navigational maneuvers, which is when the incident occurred.

The yacht was scanned and then pursued by numerous mixed squadrons of gunboats and fighter craft, primarily of the cobbled-together variety that is popularly nicknamed "Uglies." The yacht was able to outrun the harassers and navigate to safety as Hapan forces swiftly arrived and engaged the pirate forces, destroying several hostile targets, and disabling others. The military has since quarantined the area and is now in the process of tracking down possible stragglers as an unidentified corvette was also sighted.

SigTel is in the process of deploying a more comprehensive satellite network in exposed areas such as Orthwell for transit safety along hyperlanes, but it has been noted that such extensive asteroid fields are prone to wide expanses of sensor shroud. Debris and remains are being collected for analysis to see if the origin of the vessels can be determined. And, more importantly perhaps, to find out whether this was an isolated incident involving a few ships, or if they originated from a larger force operating in the area. The Ministry of Defence added that no ships matching this particular combination have passed through security checkpoints at Lorell or Roqoo in the last year, meaning a hunt for a potential large carrier is a definitive possibility, but nothing has been confirmed. Even so, the Royal Hapan Armed Forces remain on alert.

In response to the news of the incident, several planetary governments such as Relephon and Maires addressed Lorell Hall, calling for military escorts to be provided for unarmed haulers traversing more remote areas of the Hapes Cluster.

The Hapan News Network will be back with more as further details become clear.

Broadcasted on the 05.Apr.2017 - 16:45 by Alex Tylger

A new noble house rises

The Hapan News Network introduction begins with scenes from around the Hapes Cluster flashing across the screen, accompanied with the uplifting theme melody. As the sequence comes to a conclusion, Anacia Chalcedon appears on screen before the backdrop of a view from the capital city of Chume'Dan.

“Good day, Hapes.

The Fountain Palace has announced that today a new noble house will rise in the Consortium, as a familiar name to the Hapan people will become appointed a lord by His Majesty in a ceremony about to take place shortly within the Royal Hapan Palace. The guest of honour at the palace is going to be none other than the Minister of Industry and Fel`da Regalix - or Prime Minister - Alarendor Cyrus, who will receive the title of Grand Duke, or Tarix, and by tradition will be entrusted with a suitable star-system to govern on behalf of the Crown as well.

Alarendor Cyrus is known to have begun his career working in Endara Mining Corporation, before a stint as Chief Executive Officer of the now defunct Endara Recycling Corporation lead him to be appointed as Deputy Minister of Industry by Har Tay, who soon after relinquished his position at the head of the ministry as part of a wider shake up in the Royal Council – resulting in Cyrus placed in charge of the ministry and being appointed as its minister. Since then, he has been seen as an instrumental figure in reinvigorating domestic heavy industries and leading the massive construction efforts undertaken around the Cluster. Notable amongst them have been a legacy project involving planetary shielding, and the numerous economic development projects past and ongoing, which were deemed necessary in the aftermath of the galactic derivatives bubble bursting, which saw well over fifty billion credits worth of combined monthly tax income wiped from government ledgers across the galaxy, practically overnight. Over the years Cyrus is believed to become held in equally high regard by the most influential men and women of the Consortium, even having been known to have been asked to help guide the King’s continued scholarly pursuits in the Force.

It has been in fact now over four years since a new noble was last initiated into peerage, and is the first such an appointment since the ascension of Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim, as well as only the third time the Consortium is graced with the appointment of a lord since the enactment of the Peerage Act in its present form during King Tylger’s reign. Not counting various reinstatements, Alarendor Cyrus is set to become the 21st Tarix appointed since the end of the Hapan Civil War, which saw the end to the ancient feudal social structure that had held sway for millennia…”

Chalcedon’s voice fades off with a short pause taken prior to continuing with a hint of excitement;

“But we understand that the big moment is approaching, and we now take you to follow the ceremony live from within the palace.”

The view shifts to the massive Hall of Heroes within the Royal Hapan Palace. Easily recognizable for its notable size and unique architecture, the oval chamber has banners hanging from the top of the length marble columns situated in the room, with the massive stained glass window sporting an embedded emblem of House Arxianic drawing attention to the back wall of the chambers. The room is filled with a golden hue, and a large crowd comprised of notable officials and nobles from Lorell Hall, representatives and governors of the various regions and worlds of the Consortium, members of the High Command, as well as the representatives of the Royal League of Commerce

The crowd is seen standing in hushed silence, as the Chume`doro Favoured standing by the podium sound the dugglehorns, announcing the arrival of the Rai`ix Chume. The crowd turns its attention to the monarch appearing through a large gate to the right of the podium, dressed in full regalia, the crowd’s gaze following as he walks to stand behind the podium to address the assembled audience. A moment of pause lapses before his voice and unrushed words begin echoing through the great hall, as the King raises his arms to the crowd in greeting: .

“Fellow Hapans!
We are gathered here on this fortuitous occasion to honour the commitment of a single man, and to recognize his long and illustrious career in service to Hapes and its timeless ideals. But we are here not only to honour his accomplishments, but also to appreciate what has been made possible because of it, the many fruits of our labours that we may share together.“

As the King lowers his arms, great doors swing open at the far end of the chambers and Alarendor Cyrus enters accompanied by six of the Chume`doro, who escort him to the base of what is but the briefest flight of stairs leading to the podium, while the crowd applauds. By the stairs the clapping has stopped, and the minister kneels briefly, before being approached by two solemn elder statesmen of the Consortium seen descending the stairs: Tarix Chume Gane Lant and the previous monarch, Diran'da Alexander Tylger, both in attires befitting such venerated nobility of the realm.

“Your Majesty” the Lord Regent states, as Cyrus stands still before them, “As summoned, Alarendor Cyrus stands before you now. As Prime Minister, Minister of Industry, and as Your loyal subject and citizen. Will you receive him?”

“Yes” the King responds, a faint smile flashing across his otherwise stoic face as he nods to both the Lord Regent and Grand Prince. “Yes, yes I believe shall. Approach, Cyrus.” The minister steps up the few stairs, and kneels anew before the smiling sovereign. A royal handmaiden approaches Tylger with the Sceptre of Tini`duran resting on a large ceremonial pillow, who receives it and in turn presents it to the King.

“Alarendor Cyrus” the Rai`ix Chume bellows, lifting the sceptre, “you knelt as but a man, but for your deeds for the benefit of the realm, as lord you shall rise.” He lowers the golden piece of regalia slowly down over each of Cyrus’s shoulders in turn, while speaking the traditional words of induction. "L Rai`ix Chume n e Hapes Enexilanthius, melar te shakal n e laiadix od ceres n llerio Tarix. Torsul, Alarendor Tarix Cyrus."

The crowd breaks into a loud applause and spontaneous cheers are heard across the room as the new Grand Duke of Hapes and head of House Cyrus rises at the behest of his sovereign. As the chorus of sounds rises to be almost impossible to hear over, the King takes the new Grand Duke by the shoulders and laughs jovially.

“Tarix Cyrus, tonight we shall all dine together, with but laughter echoing from the domes of this palace. Not before the morning shall we worry about the responsibilities that await us. Come, the feast awaits…”

Smiling the two shake hands before seen departing through the side gate which the King first entered from, followed by the two nobles as well as the contingent of Chume`doro. The feed zooms back to the podium and the crowd before fading out.

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Broadcasted on the 02.Sep.2016 - 01:07 by Zayth Kadrim

Star Home Academy forum access changes

in preparation to leadership change the access to Star Home Academy forums has been removed from old and/or inactive cadets. If you [still] require the access to SHA section please contact Fel'da Xesh Randell.

Broadcasted on the 05.Jul.2016 - 15:00 by Xesh Randell

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Broadcasted on the 03.Apr.2016 - 17:43 by Zayth Kadrim

Hapes celebrates the anniversary of Neshig Accords

The familiar introductory sequence of the Hapan News Network flows across the screen. As the sequence reaches its conclusion, Anacia Chalcedon appears on screen, flashing a bright smile before approaching the topic at hand.

“Good evening Hapes!

Fireworks are filling the sky around Lorell Hall as celebrations ensue in the cooling evening of Chume`Dan, over the sixth anniversary of the signing of the Neshig Accords. The accords, signed by Trade Federation and Hapes Consortium in the galactic year eleven, created a comprehensive alliance between the two great and like-minded governments, solidifying their already close relations, and creating a power bloc inside the Imperial Union, the coalition both groups belonged to at the time.

While festive crowds are gathering around the northern districts of the capital to enjoy the lightshow on display, a particularly notable gathering is taking place a short distance away to the south within the Fountain Palace; Viceroy Jacob Jansen, the formidable leader who has ruled Trade Federation for almost a decade, is meeting with His Majesty Rai'ix Chume Zayth Kadrim, as well a small circle of hapan officials, to commemorate the occasion. The other notable figures reported to be present are Tarix Chume Gane Lant, Fel`da Regalix Alarendor Cyrus, Fel`da Xesh Randell, as well as Diran'da Alexander Tylger.

The Viceroy is said to have arrived to the Cluster roughly a week ago with a large retinue of Federation officers and officials, as part of a diplomatic tour de force of all the Galactic Concordiate capitals. Though the entourage proceeded onward from hapan space after the reception held at the Fountain Palace, where the Federation gifted the Consortium with a number of its famous Lucrehulk ships, Viceroy Jansen is known to have made room from his schedule to be able to hold several consecutive high powered meetings over the duration of his stay, the latest one with Pëlin`a Jessica James, as well as to attend today's ceremonies at the Fountain Palace. Amongst the topics discussed are believed to have been matters of state and shared strategic interests, as well as the development of the Galactic Concordiate and its ongoing debate over its expansion policy, although the event today is said to be purely reserved for the commemoration of the bonds that have made possible this remarkable alliance between the two regional powers.

As the meeting at the Royal Hapan Palace are being held behind closed doors, we will now take you to the Lorell Hall instead, where a government spokesmen is ready to give us a brief statement regarding the occasion.”

The image of Chalcedon is replaced with a feed from the Lorell Hall press conference auditorium where a young hapani female in a crisp attire stands behind a small ornate podium, ready to begin with the statement.

“Six years can be a long time even in galactic politics, and His Majesty Rai'ix Chume Kadrim has only the utmost gratitude and appreciation for the stability and depth of the alliance the Consortium has been able to enjoy with the Trade Federation for all these years, as well as for the personal efforts by Viceroy Jansen to maintain them through the reign of not only one, but the three Kings of Hapes that he has witnessed in his time as ruler of the Federation. If the Neshig Accords and the bonds existing with the Trade Federation are seen as defining Hapes' foreign affairs and moderating its isolationism, then that very bond is best personified in Viceroy Jansen and his contributions to it.” The speaker pauses briefly for effect prior to continuing.

“The Federation has never been stronger, and we remain proud of our shared history with them, to be standing with them as partners within the Galactic Concordiate, and thus look forward with great confidence to the challenges that may lay ahead. Whatever may come, the Neshig Accords and our membership with the Galactic Concordiate continue to help preserve the peace and prosperity of the Cluster as well as the bordering space.

Thank you for your time everyone, and good night.”

Broadcasted on the 27.Jan.2016 - 03:27 by Zayth Kadrim

Happy Holidays

Ah yes, another year flies past, and altogether it's been a solid one. Given that Christmas is upon us, it's time to wish you all a very merry christmas / holiday season and a pleasant time out there. Take care and take it easy.

Oh, and the xmas site prize hunt has been enabled and will run for a week or so. Enjoy!

(Winnings have been now paid out alongside December double wage having been run to wrap up 2015.)

Broadcasted on the 24.Dec.2015 - 01:02 by Zayth Kadrim

Lorell Hall Speech

The introduction of the Hapan News Network begins and rolls through familiar images of the Hapes Consortium's worlds before settling on the newsanchor, Anacia Chalcedon, smiling in front of the view of a morning view over the capital city, with the seat of the government, Lorell Hall, visible on the side.

”Hello, and welcome to our live broadcast from the nation's capital where a late morning session of the Royal Council is about to begin with the King's speech to the nation! While the exact topics to be covered have not been disclosed in advance, it is widely believed His Majesty intends to take a moment to reflect upon the Consortium's present footing, the changes that have impacted on it, as well as to cast our gaze upon what is to come. Without further ado, we will proceed to the event... ”

As Anacia Chalcedon's smiling visage fades, the image shifts momentarily to a holding screen before displaying live feed from an ornate chamber within the Lorell Hall, where the key figures of the Royal Council are seen gathered. The King is standing behind a small podium and acknowledges the gathering with a nod before beginning with his speech.

”Good morning, to one and all.

It has been a while since as a nation we have addressed this matter, and thus it is my intent today to assure you - and indeed assert - that actions do carry consequences. That much is inevitable, and necessary. The more time that passes between an action and its righteous reaction, the more deeds that pass undeclared, the more likely it is for the individual to begin to believe that those actions did not matter. That they went unnoticed. That they wouldn't impact on the lives of the ordrinary citizens. That would be unjust, and unacceptable.

The census data at the last look suggested the Hapes Cluster has at present roughly 645,000,000,000 inhabitants, and that naturally poses certain challenges for our good government to equally address all the deeds of its citizens, even if the Ministry of the Interior in conjuction with relevant authorities do manage to keep up well, like a veritable eye in the sky. Of course, while most have been dealt with satisfactorily, there have been some higher profile cases in the relatively recent past that haven't quite garnered equal amounts of attention, and that is what we are here to rectify today.

But this is of course not about penitence of misdeeds, for this shared moment is about progress made, and of the gratitude it instills. With great effort and patience, time has seen us secure our boundaries, accumulate vast wealth and potent fleets, but despite those successes, as a society we cannot last without keeping our minds on the present, tirelessly attending to what that all relies upon, which is maintaining the foundations of the Consortium. All the great powers must contend with the cycles of rising and waning momentum, and we have been no exception. If anything, as we once lead the race towards industrialization in the galaxy almost a decade ago, we have had plenty of time to truly see and contemplate upon the ultimate cost of our success; To have witnessed the fires of our industry cool down, the ambition in our eyes dim and fade, sated by comfort.

And yet, while we have rested on the comfort of our past success, we have not been overcome by the ravages of time, nor bent our knees to it. All the while, others have had to face the same questions about themselves and their place in the galaxy. Just amongst our friends in the Galactic Concordiate, you might well remember Avance Coalition choosing to consider its challenges insurmountable and shuttering its doors. This year Mandalore too has had tough choices to make, but instead of accepting an unwelcome fate looming ahead, challenged themselves to seek new pathways to tap the vigour of their culture. We are proud that they are doing so, and are only happy to stand alongside them in the Galactic Concordiate during such times. And just recently, further away in the Galactic Alliance, people of the Triumvirate Coalition rose to oppose plans of merger into the New Republic, and as a result old leadership has made way for newer faces to make something of that popular re-awakening. And so it continues all around: New governments form to join the dance for relevance, to realize themselves the true scope of efforts required, while the old in turn must ever seek to renew themselves, to stay attentive of the changing needs and emergant threats in the galaxy, to sustain their will to act, without which all are destined to fade away.

Let others doubt themselves and bow out, for we will remain. We live in times of unprecedented prosperity and the deepest, most unshaken peace, but nothing that good will last forever. Still, as long as Hapes has its defenders, proud and brave, and as long as we have the will to continue onward, to persevere, surely we will endure. Our future rests in our own hands and on our labour, as it always has been, and so we now rely on the efforts of this generation, ours, to secure that future for those who have come before, those of us present today, and for those who are yet to come - to strengthen our foundations, to safeguard our space, to prepare for the next wave of conflict that inevitably will one day reach us again.”

The King holds a small pause for effect before proceeding once more.

”And so we close in on the purpose of this congregation; Over the past year I have asked for, and subsequently observed the notable efforts being invested towards renewing and progressing our main instutitions and critical infrastructure, upon which I am quite pleased to be able to touch upon further in a moment.

It has been a good year in the Ministry of Industry, with the completion ceremonies having been held for not only the Hapan Shield Project and the Project Resurgence, but now for Project Solidarity as well. My appreciation goes out to the outgoing Lord Hegemon Corbin, and Director Barefoot and her team of the Tion Hegemony, for the significant contributions of Tion on Theselon, which helped speed along its development considerably. We have now rebounded resoundingly from the galactic taxation slump, even if foreseeable needs already looming in the horizon will continue to compel us to further develop our economic stature towards greater strength.

Meanwhile as our economic projects have sped onward, so too our factories and shipyards have been kept humming, and our academy as well as military structure have seen some very positive changes happen over the course of the past year;

The Star Home Academy, a coordinated design effort between the Ministry of the Interior and Defence, operating under the latter, is our new state-of-the-art combat basics training platform that has rendered the previous entry academy iterations obsolete, and has enabled us to do away with the use of the mandatory three month military service period. Furthermore, it has assimilated the core mission of the Hapan Mentorship Program, and the feedback and results that it has generated since coming operational have been as positive as expected.

The military itself was still processing its last restructuring efforts its leadership saw an unsual amount of prominent changes made, and recognizable individuals standing up to the challenge, with a renewed mandate to do what was needed to take the restructuring efforts to an acceptable conclusion, and to ensure the continued strength of our military forces. What we have now is newfound stability, upgraded staff management systems that benefit the whole of Hapes, and I look forward to next seeing the necessary steps taken in building up further our operational capabilities.

With that, allow me to recognize a few individuals for their parts in the aforementioned ordeals.

To Director Firion Corodix of Olanji/Charubah as well as Vice President Kyle Croft of Endara Mining Corporation, you have become indispensible to your CEOs as well crucial to our industrial production chains, and so wish to present the both of you with the Phoenix Star medals. Congratulations!

Fel`da Regalix Alarendor Cyrus, for your steadfast work and key role in all of our industrial projects, as well as your support in work across the government, I wish to award you with the Silver Medal of Command, as well as the Gold Medal of Service! And as if they would not be enough to add weight to your chest, you have also earned the Medal of Excellence.

Fel`da Xesh Randell, to you, for contributions to the Star Home Academy, economic projects, and for your work at the Ministry of the Interior, the Government Service Cross!

Pëlin`a Jessica James, for your work for the betterment of our Royal Hapan Armed Forces at its helm, you too have earned the Phoenix Star, as well as the Silver Medal off Command.

Line Captain Lionola Ayun, and Commander Yorr Jarent, for holding the fort until Commodore James' arrival and the work thereon, I wish you award you with the Military Service Crosses.

Commodore Lamento Solar and Commander Tiberius Hayward, to the both of you in turn I wish to give the Draconian Star!

Colonel Heyallo Stylez for your overall support and work for the betterment of the Consortium as a whole, and Captain X Halk for your work towards the Star Home Academy, I would like to give the Medal of Thanks!

Commander Rillik Rah, in turn for your role in the establishment and running of the Star Home Academy, I wish to award you with the Medal of Service Silver as well as the Medal of Thanks.

Colonel Heyallo Stylez, there is something else for you which requires no explanation: The Digital Acknowledgement award.

Additionally, I would like to present the Diamond Digital Acknowledgement to three specific individuals who have each in time moved veritable mountains to our enduring benefit; Alex Tylger, for your grand contributions to the hapan culture, design, and the Hapan Library. Gane Lant, most notably for your countless years of administrative work in support of myself and my predecessors. And Jessica James, for the heavy past and ongoing burdens with the entirety of Hapes' digital infrastructure. Given how high the bar has been set here, I have trouble imagining anyone else ever being given the Diamond ones.

Gentlemen and ladies, thank you. And while not everyone has been presented a medal today, I must collectively give each and every one of you my kindest thanks for the efforts made in service of Hapes, upon which we continue to build upon our future.
We continue to need to improve the Cluster's defences, infrastructure, our economic might and the capabilities of our military... To further our recruitment apparatus and to expand our intelligence services, as well as to prepare for an explosive research and development arms race with foreign powers.

We continue to rely on familiar faces in key positions, but similarly we are relient on the steady work of countless others and on rising stars to appear to distribute the burdens of responsibility. I already look forward to the next time I am to address you on these matters, to see how much more we have achieved together.

For now, take care, and have a most pleasant weekend.”

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Broadcasted on the 26.Sep.2015 - 11:56 by Zayth Kadrim

Annual Server Fees

Howdy folks. I just flipped the annual server bill and wanted to reach out to anyone that may be on the donating fence. if you are then now would be a great time to do so. See the support us link to your left for more information. Thanks!

Broadcasted on the 22.Sep.2015 - 17:59 by Jessica James

Solidarity 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 of both The Hapes Consortium and Tion Hegemony. The presentation of the various and numerous medals and awards to those whom participated in the government joint construction effort of Project Solidarity.

Anacia Chalcedon nods to something in the background and smiles.

"Fel'da Regalix Cyrus is now on stage and ready to present the medals to the recipients. We now bring you to the hall of the Pinnacle Star, the headquarters of the Ministry of Industry where the ceremony is taking place."

The screen cuts to the ceremony mid-speech

"The Tion Hegemony has the entire Hapan people's appreciation, thanks, and respect with this joint development project. The speed and organisation between its team leaders, and members the construction effort could not have gone any quicker. With that being said, I would like to invite all members of the Hapes and Tion construction group upon stage."

The two groups sitting in the front rows rise from their seats and being walking on stage in a long straight line.

"The Royal Council has unanimously agreed to award the participating members of the Tion group honourary Hapan medals for their dedicated hard work.

For their gracious participation and hard work in construction, I would like to award the Medal of Thanks to all Tion members and Gold Medal of Construction to: Val Arn, Revan Ydddrasill, Isla Chayes, Hal Krandon, Fremi Masag, Alice Levy, Stephanie Barefoot, Takao Asai, Rilik Rah, Xesh Randell, Brian MacBoruma and Charles Cados."

"For logistics, the Medal of Tactical Achievement Gold to: Tianna Rhode, Taranae Rhode, Firion Corodix, Charles Cados, Hunru Tenvis and Skavo S`ci."

Let’s give our members here a round of applause!

The thunderous clapping of the audience beings as the screen fade to black.

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Broadcasted on the 20.Sep.2015 - 14:01 by Alarendor Cyrus

MotI Awards Ceremony

An unexpected departure of several Ministry of the Interior officials has turned a scheduled awards ceremony into an impromptu emergency planning session in the Office of Hapan Recruitment.

Fel’da of the Interior took stock of the situation, acknowledging the good work of both current OHR personnel as well as those who have departed, and after a short brainstorming round went ahead with presentation of the recruitment plates to select Hapanii including, but not limited to Fel`da Regalix Cyrus, Pelin`a Jessica James, Jabethe Alories Tanus, and Rennith Sheila Talis.

When HNN reached out to Minister Randell for a comment on what may have motivated former Director of the OHR Brian MacBoruma to depart, he declined to speculate, mentioning only the promising work Mr. MacBoruma did for the Ministry.

Broadcasted on the 07.Sep.2015 - 21:30 by Xesh Randell

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