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Events in Brief:
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

Project Resurgence Announced

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 afternoon, Hapes.

Today at noon, Fel'da of Industry, Alarendor Cyrus called a press conference for another industrial announcement. Will this announcement be one that will conclude the Hapan Shield Project, or the beginning of the project in the works that the minister briefly mentioned in his last declaration on the steps of the Pinnacle Star?

Pausing and placing her hand on her right ear, she smiles.

We bring you live now to the Pinnacle Star, where Fel`da Cyrus is addressing the crowd."

The screen fades and is replaced by a formally dressed man in front of a podium smiling.

"Ladies and gentlemen, today we take another step towards developing, improving and securing the Consortium economic might. Over the past few months, members of the Ministry of Industry and those of the Crown Corporations in the Royal League of Commerce have been working non-stop and tirelessly on logistical operations. This logistical operation, part of phase one of the project, is to a lay the foundation for the enormity of the work that is to lie ahead and will allow a smooth flow of infrastructure development. I am aware that the announcement comes as no surprise to some and that there has been much speculation on the specifics of the project, but I am happy to announce to the public that the Consortium is to partake in the develop of its new ecumenopolis, code name Project Resurgence.

The crowd begins clapping and a flurry of camera flashes can be seen throughout the hall. Fel`da Cyrus raises his hand to request silence in the crowd. As the noise from the crowd begins to die down, the screen to the right of the Fel`da comes to life, revealing the image of a large gas giant, and details of the project.

In agreement by the Royal Council and his majesty, Rai`ix Chume Zayth, the location of the new ecumenopolis will be located on the gas giant planet, Wareks in the Cheruba system. Similar to Haradan, the establishment of this planet will accommodate hundreds of business and residential city districts, kept afloat in the life belt by the massive repulsor-lift providing support. Once completed, the planet will attract the citizens from around the Cluster, enjoying a high standard of living and work environment. The Ministry is expecting a significant population increase as well as causing an economic boost due to the increased activity on the planet for the Consortium. These are exciting times ahead and we will be looking forward to announce the completion of the new ecumenopolis.

Thank you all from coming, I will now take a few questions before leaving for my daily business."

The screen fades and returns to Anacia Chalcedon smiling.

“That concludes the announcement of Fel`da Cyrus of the Ministry of Industry and exciting times ahead, indeed. And that is the news for today my fellow Hapanii, I wish all a good evening and we'll see you tomorrow when we return.”

The Hapan News Network theme song begins in the background and the picture flicks to the routine ads.

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Broadcasted on the 01.Jun.2014 - 05:10 by Alarendor Cyrus

Handle Change

Kalu Jindom was changed to Kalu Jindom

Broadcasted on the 21. March 2014 - 01:32:47 by Auto DB Message

The Hapan Deathmatch Ends

The Hapan Deathmatch has concluded, marked by an even final round which could have gone either way... In the end, the noble admiral made way for the victory of the throne.

A total of just over 323 million credits have been paid out by the MoF as a result, composed of winnings by individuals from the three different community games we ran over the holidays up till now; The christmas prize hunt, the new year's raffle, and as the last installment, the deathmatch which included both a Hapes backed betting pool and prizes for all who made it to the semi-finals and beyond.

Running something like this for the holidays is a nice tradition and cause enough in itself, even if the composition and order of the games this time around were intended to gauge community participation in addition to promoting it by having something to regularly check up on.

Meanwhile, matters are progressing in the background, and we look forward to involving more people with the practical planning and preparations for the changes and improvements that are yet to be revealed in their entirety. While patience is to be counseled to us all while waiting to see them come to fruition, I must thank Alarendor Cyrus, Romar Feren and Kal Djin for their commitment to meeting the expectations with seeing the vision of an improved tomorrow carried out from the realm of abstractions into existence.

Before we move on from the HDM entirely though, our resident commentator is expected to be covering soon the last few rounds of the deathmatch in the relevant Lounge thread. Enjoy, and till next time.

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Broadcasted on the 07.Feb.2014 - 02:12 by Zayth Kadrim

Handle Change

Shawm Veldn was changed to Shawn Veldn

Broadcasted on the 01. December 2013 - 23:08:10 by Auto DB Message

HNN - New King addresses the nation

The introductory sequence of the Hapan News Network flashes across the screen. As the sequence comes to an end, the familiar visage of Anacia Chalcedon appears on screen in front of the Castle of Per`Agthra. She flashes a soft smile to the viewers before beginning to speak.

“Good afternoon, Hapes. In wake of the previous royal address, we are ready to go to the Fountain Palace where the new monarch, Rai`ix Chume Zayth Kadrim, is about to address the nation. The King has purportedly spent the previous weeks in private talks with the representatives of the Lorell Hall over policy matters, and until now has refrained from public appearances.

As a result, there has been ample speculation amongst the political commentators on the changes that could be under way, although few believe that the Hapes Consortium is about to see any abrupt changes.”

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

“We are now receiving word that the speech is about to begin, and so we go live to the Fountain Palace.”

The image of Chalcedon smiling fades away, revealing the new King in court uniform standing behind a podium.

”Peoples of the Hapes Consortium, Your Honours, Your Excellencies. I stand before you humbled, struck still with great awe and grave sadness. Great awe, having been afforded a breathtaking honour beyond measure, and grave sadness, for the abdication of Ra'ix Chume Alexander the First leaves a cold void in my heart, and indeed a void in all our hearts.

He is a man I look up to, whose kind judgement I have been grateful to have been able to have entrusted my life with. I consider him my mentor and know him to be that to many, a wise man with a gentle heart, whose strength and caution continues to inspire me, as did his words on benevolence. His confidence in my ability to lead this glorious nation forward can only be met with sincere appreciation for his unwavering confidence in the Hapes Consortium, and the long years of service towards realizing its full potential. I ascend to the hapan throne in his footsteps to follow a virtuous example of noble service, striving to fulfil those responsibilities laid upon me with Honour, Pride, and Glory.

I have been fortuitous to have been able to witness from a position of trust the reign of two great monarchs, and so able to give an account on their accomplishments; We should praise Ra'ix Chume James for all that he saw built, and equally Ra'ix Chume Alexander for all he saw preserved. The challenges they faced were different, but monumental. For are we not a nation of humble beginnings that saw generations toil away to prove its greatness? Did we not achieve unimaginable results, and become soothed by our prosperity and satiated by our very success? I would say it is so. Pursuing our glory, the rest of the proud nations of the galaxy have caught up with us, some long ago, and yet, while they have risen and we have lingered in our hard won comfort, where are those we would now call our superior? Who is there to look up to? The other ascendant states have grown, but not so much as to overshadow us. Do we perhaps gaze upon the Galactic Empire or the New Republic in wonder instead, seeking to emulate them for their respectable might or ideals? No, we do not. We need not.

For as the hydra follows the dragon and the phoenix, that is the legacy the last dragon passes onto us: Our heritage preserved, our honour unblemished. Our people, united. The Cluster surrounded by our friends at the Galactic Concordiate. Stability, safety, peace. You already held my fealty, and commanded my respect. All I have left to give you then, Alexander Tylger, are my solemn thanks for all the years you have graced my life with as a superior, as a colleague, and as my King; Thank for your support and your guidance. Thank you for your momentous contributions towards the welfare of your people, and so too on behalf of the entire Hapes Consortium. May you live out your days in Zadaria in health, peace, and comfort, as well as with the lasting gratitude and adoration of the people of the Consortium. I salute you. We all salute you.”

There is a moment of solemn silence as the King gazes at the audience with his stoic expression unwavering.

“To all those who have already pledged their support for what lays ahead and expressed their belief in me, your gesture has been much appreciated. The abdication of a ruler so beloved is undoubtedly an unpleasant experience, and King Alexander's retirement is already exposing us to the stark realities of our lives, which he will no longer be shielding us from. With the galaxy ever in flux, I look forward to tackling whatever lays ahead - with all of you. Whatever unknowns the future holds, whatever the challenges ahead, however our resolve will be tested, we remain in possession to the keys to our fate. Our successes and failures will be our own doing. Only question that matters now is, what now, where to?

The work to see those questions answered has already begun, and as the coronation ceremony nears, we will be announcing some of the changes that have been discussed, and which are designed to take us forward. Over the coming months, the composition of the Royal Council will be altered one step at a time, to harness the energy and enthusiasm of the next generation for the betterment of the whole, while retaining the experience and wisdom of the present. Our industrial abilities will be brought to bear to improve our economy in the aftermath of a galactic scale depression of income taxation. The Royal Hapan Armed Forces will see itself realigned to meet the present day expectations with its streamlined staff. The Peerage Act will be utilized as was intended by my predecessor over the course of the next year, and the Citizenship statute shall receive its long heralded revision, while a Royalty Act touching upon the roles of my predecessors and future successors will be enacted. Finally, and most importantly, many aspects of our social programs and citizen betterment drives will be evaluated in an effort to improve social and labour mobility in our society, and to reinvigorate our present and coming generations in the quest to future greatness, to call upon all of you to stand up and face boldly the challenges that appear around us. For here we stand resolute, in defiance against time itself, gazing again into a new dawn.

Rise o' Glorious Hapes. Rise, and rise again!”

The speech ends in applause, and as the image begins to fade out, Chalcedon's voice is heard in the background.

"Lorell Hall officials are assuring us that further details on the changes mentioned will be forthcoming in the weeks and months ahead, with announcements pertaining to the initial shifts at the Royal Council being prepared to be released shortly. We will now be taking a short break, stay tuned for more news after we return!”

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Broadcasted on the 11.Nov.2013 - 13:35 by Zayth Kadrim

HNN - Royal Address

The introductory sequence of the Hapan News Network begins with images of the Consortium's worlds flashing across the screen accompanied by the uplifting theme melody. As the segment comes to an end, Anacia Chalcedon appears on screen before the familiar backdrop of the Castle of Per'Agthra. She smiles before addressing the viewers.

"Good evening, Hapes!

Today journalists from all corners of the Hapes Cluster are gathered in the capital city Chume'Dan at the request of Fountain Palace officials for a special session of Lorell Hall. While details have been sparse, it has been confirmed that the King is due to address the peoples of the Consortium on a matter of great importance. Representatives, public officials, and nobility from all the Consortium member worlds are already in attendance in the Grand Council chamber, awaiting the arrival of the members of the Royal Council.

Speculations abound as the Fountain Palace has been unwilling to discuss the matter of His Majesty's reported illness which has kept him largely out of the public eye over the last year. While he made brief public appearances during the reunification anniversary this summer, and has also been present for sessions of the Royal Council and Council of Lords, the King's last public address was one year ago in relation to the disbandment of the old Imperial Union.

We are receiving word that the King's arrival is imminent, so we now go live to Lorell Hall."

The image shifts briefly from Chalcedon to an announcement screen before cutting to the image of the central podium of the Grand Council chamber.

The six senior members of the Royal Council,
Fel'das Lant, Kadrim, Locke, Crawford, Tay, and Vacosa, and the royal advisor, Jessica Pelin'a James, move in procession to take their seats on either side of the podium.

After all are seated, a brief moment passes before a dugglehorn sounds the arrival of the King. Alexander
Rai'ix Chume, clad in his black ceremonial court uniform, enters the chamber flanked by four senior members of the Chume'doro Favoured, including Tara Pelin'a Tylger. The King moves briskly up to the central podium while his daughter moves to take her seat among the Royal Council members. Tylger studies his notes for a brief moment before looking up and smiling at the assembled dignitaries.

"Your Highnesses. Your Excellencies. Your Honours. Duly appointed representatives. Peoples of the Hapes Consortium. Saroon basgim. We welcome you all back to Hapes Prime for this special session of Lorell Hall.

Three weeks ago, We requested the presence of Gane Tarix Chume Lant and Fel'da Zayth Tarix Kadrim in the Fountain Palace for a meeting of grave importance. At that gathering the topic of Our abdication and potential successors was discussed. We called on them as they are the two most senior members of both the Royal Council and Council of Lords, and therefore most aptly suited to debate the matter objectively and candidly.

The matter of abdication had been something weighing on Our mind for quite some time now, in part due to Our prolonged and involuntary absence from the affairs of state. We have felt that for the sake of the Hapes Consortium and the integrity of the Crown, it is best that We abdicate the Throne in favour of a successor whose health and spirit allows them to commit fully to the responsibilities associated with the title and position. Rest assured that this was not a decision taken easily or lightly without thorough consideration, and all viable alternatives were discussed in full.

In concert with Tarix Chume Lant and Fel'da Kadrim, a plan was drawn up for how the matter of succession would be carried out in a timely manner so that the process would not be prolonged unnecessarily. We have also been presented with a prospect for the initial stages as well as long term goals of Our successor's reign that meets with Our approval and shows great promise in terms of maximizing the efficiency of the Hapes Consortium upper echelons.

On the evening of the tenth, We presented the members of the Royal Council with our formal Declaration of Abdication, which We will read to you now."

The King retrieves a piece of flimsiplast from amidst his stack of document and begins his narration.

"'Declaration of Abdication.

I, Alexander
Rai'ix Chume Tylger Pal'durath Hapesah, of the Hapes Consortium, the Hapan Dominions beyond the Hapes Cluster, King, do hereby declare my irrevocable determination to renounce the Throne for myself. My desire is that effect should be given to this Declaration of Abdication on the twenty-ninth day of Prenodii, forty forty, at zero hundred hours, at which point Zayth Tarix Kadrim Ediorungah shall formally assume the title of Rai'ix Chume.

In token whereof I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of Prenodii, forty forty, in the presence of the witnesses whose signatures are subscribed.

Signed at the Fountain Palace, Chume'Dan, Hapes Prime in the presence of:

Tarix Chume Lant
Tarix Kadrim
Pelin'a Tylger
Vilicus Bajetix'"

Tylger sets the document back down on the podium and allows for the murmurs of the crowd to die down before continuing.

"The choice of Tarix Kadrim as Our successor may be surprising to some, given that Tarix Lant holds the position of Tarix Chume and has managed the affairs of state in my absence. However, the title and its authority has never been a guarantee for being named the heir apparent. Furthermore, Tarix Lant did not wish to be considered a candidate for the Crown, and expressed at the onset of this process that he intends to step down from his positions in the near future to enjoy retirement as the Grand Duke of Gallinore. Even so, he will continue on as Tarix Chume during this transition period and until such time as the planned reorganisation of the Royal Council is complete.

For the time being, We will retire to our native home on Arxian for a period of relaxation until We are called upon to serve the Crown in some capacity. We are likely to resume Our scholarly work on the history and culture of the Consortium, while also serving as a royal advisor in the foreseeable future. In terms of Our titles and estates post-abdication, that is a matter that shall be left to Our successor to best decide.

At this point, We want to thank the peoples of the Hapes Consortium for their loyalty and fealty during Our reign. We would like to thank the members of the Royal Council, Council of Lords, and the Royal Hapan Armed Forces High Command for their efforts over the course of Our reign. We have also had the pleasure and fortune of working closely with many others on a variety of projects, both big and small, and your service to the Consortium has been much appreciated.

We would like to congratulate Zayth Tarix Kadrim on his imminent ascension to the Throne, and thank him for his personal loyalty to Us over the course of Our reign. We hope that he will tackle the responsibilities of his new title with the same fiery devotion and spirit that has marked his time in Lorell Hall for the past nine years.

This is a nation of proud and honourable traditions, with a long line of monarchs that the person on the Throne can look to for examples of how to rule. One can learn from the mistakes of the tyrants, and embrace the qualities of the benevolent. Regardless of in what century they reigned, what has always been the most important is putting the welfare of the Hapes Consortium and its people first. The person on the Throne is but a prism symbol of unity. That is what has kept the Crown of the Consortium sacred and this nation bonded for millennia, and will continue to do so for millennia more.

Finally, We would like to say that it has been an honour to serve the people as Rai'ix Chume, and thank you for your faith in Our leadership. We hope that the Hapes Consortium has a prosperous future ahead, marked by co-operation, revitalisation and progress.

Good fortune to you all! Long live the Hapes Consortium!"

As the King steps down from the podium, the image cuts to a fact sheet while Chalcedon speaks in the background.

"We will be taking a short break, but when we come back we will have a debate with several political analysts regarding the King's speech and abdication. Please stay tuned!"

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Broadcasted on the 27.Oct.2013 - 23:20 by Anacia Chalcedon

Ombudsman hosting IRC Meet & Greet

Office of the Ombudsman

A message from our newly appointed Ombudsman, Xesh Randell, who is hosting an informal IRC get together tomorrow:

"Fellow Hapanii,

I will host a Meet & Greet on IRC on the coming Saturday, August 17th at 14:00 Combine Galactic Time.

You're all cordially invited to attend!"

That is 10 PM UK, 11 pm central/western Europe, 5 PM US East Coast, 2 PM US West Coast, and 7 AM Australian east coast (on Sunday the 18th for the Aussies.)

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Broadcasted on the 17.Aug.2013 - 03:23 by Alex Tylger

MoI Appoints Deputy

Government & Political News
From the office of the Minister of Intelligence – For immediate release

The Ministry of Intelligence is pleased to announce the appointment of Tyberias Teloii BlackIron as Deputy Minister (Fel'ta) of Intelligence.

The appointment signifies the ministry inching closer to a formal change in leadership, which has been under consideration since early 4040, when the serving Minister Zayth Tarix Kadrim first made known his intention to step down from the position he had held twice before, and initiated the process to nominate a deputy and a chosen successor for the ministry.

Broadcasted on the 01.Aug.2013 - 02:55 by Zayth Kadrim

Hapan Star Publishes New Paper!

Directly from Hapes Prime, printed on 100% recycable electrons, comes the latest issue of the Hapan Star!

(Click on the cover to read this issue)

Broadcasted on the 22.07.2013 - 22:19 by Hapan Star

HNN - Trade Federation State Visit pt II

Advertisements cease as the Hapan Evening comes back on, and Anacia Chalcedon is once again visible in the Hapan News Network studio.

"After arriving in Chume`Dan, the Trade Federation representatives were led inside the Fountain Palace by senior representatives of the Hapes Consortium. The visitors were given an official tour of the compound, which included an elaborate lunch in the gardens. The Trade Federation party included Viceroy Jacob Jansen, Regent Olwin Froon, Minister Metyl Onyx, and Diplomat Morga Deva. With several wings of the palace undergoing renovations, the tour was largely restricted to the major halls and chambers dedicated to Hapan history, such as the Hall of Masters.

In the throne room, King Alexander declared that he was naming Viceroy Jansen an honorary Duchix - Duke - of Hapes. Answering questions from the press after the small, private ceremony, Vilicus Danara Bajetix stated that the appointment was strictly ceremonial and honorary in nature, and that it would have no impact on the Council of Lords.

Quoting Bajetix, 'Appointment to peerage is left entirely to the wishes and will of His Majesty. He has, however, stressed that Jansen's title is ceremonial, and by and large a symbol of the high esteem that the King holds the Viceroy in. While the Viceroy will not be included in the Council of Lords, he will be permitted to utilize a Battle Dragon when visiting Hapan space and a small estate will be constructed for him as a symbol of his title.'

An official holograph, taken in the throne room after the conclusion of the ceremony, was released, depicting the Viceroy accompanied by the King, Lord Regent, and the Princesses of Hapes."

"The following day was spent with a tour of the capital city, including Lorell Hall and other government buildings. In the afternoon, the two travelled across the countryside escorted by the Chume'doro, as the King and Viceroy enjoyed a hunting expedition across the vast grassland and forests of the planet's northern continent.

In the evening, an official state dinner was conducted in the Hall of Heroes in the Fountain Palace with planetary rulers, nobles and officials from across the Hapes Cluster in attendance. After dessert was served, and conversations ensued in to the night, Viceroy Jansen briefly addressed guests as a conclusion to the evening."

The image cuts to Viceroy Jansen standing by the lengthy table, addressing the crowd.

"Honored leaders of the Hapes Consortium,

We have greatly enjoyed today's events, such as the tour of the palace grounds which we were grateful to experience. I am also humbled and thankful to have received the title of Duke, something I never would have imagined having spent much of my adult life away from the Hapes Cluster. It also warms my heart to be present as the Hapes Consortium celebrates forty years since its reunification.

It is good to have such good friends just across our borders. I am pleased to see our alliance continue to stand strong and offer opportunities like this one where we can come together as a group. In return we are happy to present you with three Lucrehulk 3210 Battleships, the Imperieuse, Revenant and Victrix, to utilize for as long as you need. I am sure you will put them to good use.

Tomorrow we will be partaking in the final ceremonies before our departure. Therefore we thank you for your hospitality and bid you farewell."

The image cuts back to Anacia Chalcedon in studio, who smiles and continues her narration as images continue to project in the small newsframe.

"Today, His Majesty and the Viceroy flew two of the Chume'doro's Vhork squadron Miy'Til Interceptors from the Fountain Palace to orbit where they conducted tours of several Trade Federation and Hapan vessels. The presentation of arms concluded with a visit to the Battle Dragon HRS Phoenix, which holds significant symbolic value in the Hapan-Trade Federation historical relationship."

The image cuts to archive footage dated 4030 from a cam-bot outside the Pulsar Battle Cruiser, capturing a snapshot of King James, Viceroy Corbin Esco, and Prime Minister Choibacco watching the launch of the HRS Phoenix reflected on the transparisteel.

"King Alexander gave a speech on the bridge of the HRS Phoenix, speaking warmly of the Trade Federation and paying tribute to the long relationship between the two nations."

The image cuts to the bridge of the Battle Dragon where senior members of both governments are in attendance, with the King and Viceroy standing next to each other.

"It has been ten, long years since the Trade Federation was a nationalized corporation of the Hapes Consortium.

After the Hapan Civil War and the Clone Wars, Trade Federation engineers came to the Hapes Cluster, avoiding the purges that followed the conclusion of the latter conflict. They found a home in the Consortium and helped us develop the Miy'Til Interceptor. Shortly after the Black Sun Crisis a decade ago we launched the first Battle Dragon, this very ship, the Phoenix.

Symbolic of the close relationship between the Hapes Consortium and Trade Federation at the time, King James invited Viceroy Esco to be in attendance for the launch, observing alongside Prime Minister Choibacco. Since that time, the Galaxy has changed, the Hapes Consortium has changed, and the Trade Federation has changed.

The Trade Federation branched out and once again became a government in its own right, as it had been prior to the end of the Clone Wars. Now, the Hapan and Trade Federation leaders stand here, onboard the Phoenix, as equals. And we recognize the long, rich history that our nations share. Although Esco's successors did little to continue the relationship between our two sovereign states, the ascension of Viceroy Jansen ushered in a new era of friendly Hapes-Tanaab relations. Thus, the Neshig Accords became a reality. We are now two nations united in common purpose in the Galactic Concordiate, and in the Galaxy itself.

It has been a pleasure to be host to Viceroy Jansen and members of his cabinet and directorate over the last few days, and hopefully this event will only serve to strengthen the ties between our nations further as we move forward in to a prosperous future.

Long live the Hapes Consortium! Long live the Trade Federation!"

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Broadcasted on the 15.Jul.2013 - 03:13 by Anacia Chalcedon

HNN - Trade Federation State Visit

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 in front of the Castle of Per`Agthra. She smiles warmly before she begins to speak.

"Good evening, Hapes!

Earlier today, a task force of Trade Federation vessels arrived in the Hapes system, carrying Viceroy Jacob Jansen, as well as members of his cabinet, directorate and the department of external affairs. The Trade Federation leadership was extended an invitation to visit the Consortium capital by Kimberly Pelin`a Tylger.

Traffic lanes surrounding Hapes Prime had been cleared as the Trade Federation vessels arrived from galactic north and continued in procession at sublight to planetary orbit escorted by vessels from the Royal Hapan First Fleet. The Trade Federation fleet consisted of the Executor-class Star Destroyer Pride of Neimodia, as well as several Lucrehulk 3210 Battleships, Victory-class Star Destroyers, and squadrons of Scarab droid fighters."

"While the Consortium and Federation leadership have met on numerous occasions as part of Neshig Accords, Imperial Union - and recently - Galactic Concordiate conferences, this is the first state visit by the Trade Federation leadership to Hapes Prime since the signing of the Neshig Accords over three years ago.

The state visit purposely coincides with the Consortium's reunification anniversary celebrations for the benefit of Viceroy Jansen, an expatriated Hapan, and is also intended to celebrate the renewal and amendment of the Neshig Accords as announced a few week ago. Representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs have confirmed that the Trade Federation leadership will be meeting with the Royal Family and members of the Royal Council in the capital city Chume`Dan. His Majesty will be in attendance, making this his first official appearance in quite some time since he came down with a severe illness which the Fountain Palace has declined to elaborate upon."

The image cuts to a live feed from the northern entrance to the Fountain Palace compound at the heart of Chume`Dan where Lorell Hall is visible in the distance. Rows of Chume'doro are lined up in the grand plaza near the Gallinore triumphal arch awaiting the arrival of the Trade Federation delegation as a massive Lucrehulk 3210 Battleship descends upon the city, launching Sheathipede Transport Shuttles. Miy'Til Interceptors in escort formation fly across the capital, dropping petals of flowers upon the spectators and soldiers observing the event.

"We are now being told that Viceroy Jansen and his entourage are proceeding by shuttle to the Fountain Palace where they will be greeted by the Hapan leadership. Several representatives of Lorell Hall are now visible on the steps leading up to the palace compound, observing the majestic display of Trade Federation engineering in progress."

A Sheathipede lands in the center of the plaza, with several figures debarking amidst the Chume'doro. Within moments, the group begins the walk towards the palace gates to greet the Hapan leadership.

"The visit is set to last for several days, and the Hapan News Network has been promised access to the Fountain Palace to cover the event. We will continue to update you as the story develops in the hours and days ahead. Please stay tuned!"

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Broadcasted on the 11.Jul.2013 - 07:03 by Anacia Chalcedon

HNN - Changes in ERI and Ministry of Industry

The introductory melody of the Hapan News Network begins, with images from the Consortium`s worlds flash across the screen. As the sequence comes to an end, a stylistic change to the channel`s design is apparent. Anacia Chalcedon appears on screen before the backdrop of the Endara Reclaim Industries logo. She smiles before addressing the viewers.

"Good evening Hapes, today we bring you back once more to the headquarters of Endara Reclaim Industries in the Ket system, where Chief Executive Officer Alarendor Cyrus has recently called a press conference."

The Endara Reclaim Industries logo fades and a smaller display appears to the left showing a podium with three men, one in robes with his face covered and two in suits taking their position on stage.

"We now take you live to the press conference on Ket"

The smaller display enlarges and fills the screen. The camera zooms in and focuses on Chief Executive Officer Cyrus who stands behind the podium.

"Good evening to all and thank you for coming. To some this may seem like déjà vu, as just over three months ago we were right here in this very place as my predecessor, Tovakinpi Tarix Toshikhan was symbolically handing me the keycard to his office and the keys to Endara Reclaim. Since then, Endara Reclaim has continued to strongly grow in its operation capability, its function as not just a recycled driven company, but one that can function with multiple purposes. Along with recycling, Endara Reclaim has further pushed its roles and boundaries and has been in co-ordination with EMC with transportation of materials in the Corsair Outback, as well as co-ordination with the Ministry of Industry on other operations around the Cluster. But all this couldn't have been achieved without the support of my team and I would like to thank them for their great effort over these past months."

Chief Executive Officer Cyrus clears his throat before continuing on.

"With that being said, I would like to move onto the reason why I brought you all here today. Today with great pride, I am announcing that I will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer from Endara Reclaim and handing the reins over to Mike Garibaldi."

The hooded man standing to the left of screen steps forward and removes his hood, revealing the face of Mike Garibaldi smiling.

"Over the past two months, Mike has been one of the key members of Endara Reclaim, conducting recycling operations of numerous planets throughout the Cluster. He is well versed in leadership, a veteran of the Consortium, a good friend and I am confident the he will continue to lead Endara Reclaim to an even better future."

Alarendor Cyrus begins clapping and is followed by the rest of the audience in the room. He then moves towards Chief Executive Officer Garibaldi and symbolically hands him the office keycard. Fel`da Har Tay, the man to the right steps up to the podium as the Ministry of Industry logo replaces ERI's on the screen behind.

"Congratulations to Mike, I'm confident you will shine in your new position. And thank you Alarendor for the hard work you've put in at ERI," adds Tay as the audience gives another round of applause. "And now for the second announcement: Having proved his talent and dedication, both in his time at ERI and throughout his career, I am pleased to name Alarendor Cyrus as the new Fel`ta of Industry."

Fel`ta Cyrus joins Fel`da Tay next to the podium as they shake hands.

The image returns to the studio with Anacia,
"Stay tuned after the break, as we keep bringing you the latest news from around the Consortium."

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Broadcasted on the 09.Jul.2013 - 05:23 by Anacia Chalcedon

Hapan Star Publishes New Paper!

Directly from Hapes Prime, printed on 100% recycable electrons, comes the latest issue of the Hapan Star!

(Click on the cover to read this issue)

Broadcasted on the 23.06.2013 - 01:33 by Hapan Star

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