Although Hapans are human, they differ from other human groups in two ways. First, they are considered quite handsome and beautiful as a race. Second, they have lost their ability to see well in the dark because of the fact that their adopted homeplanet, Hapes is continually bathed in light, either from its sun or from the seven moons that orbit it.
Hapes is a very wealthy and old society. They have had little contact with the rest of the galaxy for more than 4,000 years.
Hapans are very nature loving and aware of their surroundings. Unlike many civilizations the Hapans have always built around and with the nature on their planet, putting lots of time and energy in to the caring of their plants, forests and natural surroundings. Next to the very honourable jobs such as in the military and government are the jobs that take care of their great gardens. Honor and pride are also a very large part of Hapan society. This has proven to be one of the backbones in Hapan culture that has been a solid building stone for both the civilian side of life as well as the military. Although the Hapans are peaceful, they hold a very powerful military. Of course honor also puts a large support on the Hapan monarchy.
Hapans are descendants from a group of pirates called the Lorell Raiders that originally settled Hapes. The pirates barbaric practice included pillaging nearby systems. They were wiped out by Jedi Knights when they started making raids into Old Republic supply centers. The survivors, mostly women, swore never to let a man run the government following this defeat. All power in a hereditary monarch to be known as the Queen Mother, and men assumed a subservient role, with little voice in politics or business.
For many generations, the Hapes Consortium advocated isolation from the rest of the galaxy.
Sector: Hapes Cluster
Galactic coordinates: (152, 106)
System coordinates: (10, 6)
Planet type: temperate/breathable
Planet size: 16 x 16
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Total population: 469,130,495 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 855 People
Civilisation level: 7.8000%
Tax level: 5.0000%
Planet income: 14,593,111 credits
Tax income: 729,656 credits
Originally settled by a group of pirates called the Lorell Raiders, the planet Hapes later became a neutral system when the Jedi Knights wiped out the Raiders when they started making raids into Old Republic supply centers. The surviving women swore never to let a man run the government following this defeat. The system was later overrun by the Empire, but Ta'a Chume (the Queen Mother at the time) built a powerful armed forces and drove the Imperials out. The Hapans are known for their belligerence. The planet orbits the star Hapes, and has been the seat of the Hapan government for as long as anyone can remember. The planet has seven moons. The light from these moons, as well as from the star Hapes, has caused the natives to lose much of their ability to see at night. The average day on Hapes lasts 22 standard hours, and the year on Hapes encompasses 240 local days.