Hapan culture, at least among the upper classes, was based on assassination attempts and struggles for power. Most upper class Hapans would think nothing of arranging the death of one of their own if it would advance their own cause.
The Queen Mother was treated like a goddess by the Hapans, and her selection of a consort was important to all her people. Candidates for the role of consort often came from the nobility, mainly to keep the gene pool vibrant. There were fierce rivalries between many noble houses over which house would get their sons to father the next Queen Mother, and nobles often plotted against both the consort and the heir of the Queen Mother who was not fathered by one of their own.
Due to the matriarchal society of the Hapes Consortium, men were often treated as second class citizens. Although most Hapan males were used mainly for breeding, some held positions of power, although their ability to use it was often limited.
Anti-Jediism was rife among the Hapans, mainly due to the fact that the Lorell Raiders had fallen to the Jedi.
The Hapes Consortium possessed a vast amount of wealth which meant that only strong trading groups had a hope of dealing with their traders on an equal basis. After their re-emergence following their isolation, trade was done mostly in the form of goods and the Hapans continued to circulate their own currency which at that time was of a higher value than the New Republic credit. This meant that the Hapan credit conversion was greatly in their own favor. The fantastic amount of wealth available to them also included unique treasures such as rainbow gems and guns of command fetching high prices on both legal and illegal markets.
Even though businesses could operate on any of the 63 planets, Hapan law dictates that all major financial and business transactions must be conducted on Hapes.
Some misconceptions about the Hapes Consortium's language is that Galactic Basic is their primary language; however, it is not. Due to their isolationism within the Transitory Mists, another language had started to develop known as the Hapanii dialect. It's completely incomparable to Galactic Basic.
Languages Within The ConsortiumEdit
Language created by the Hapans as means of communication due to be isolated from the rest of the galaxy.
The Lorellian language was the language developed by residents of the planet Lorell, which was located in the Hapes Cluster.
- Galactic Basic
Due to their limited contact with residents outside the Cluster, Galactic Basic was not commonly known to the average Hapan.