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Tapani Sector - A Background
« on: June 10, 2017, 10:54:12 PM »
Overview:
The Tapani Sector is located in the Colonies region, situated between the Core Worlds and Inner Rim, with a major hyperspace route running through the sector. The region is largely ruled by seven noble houses, but the systems along the hyperspace route are under a loose coalition of worlds that are not aligned to any house.

Each of the noble houses rules by "right to rule", with nobility determined by family. They are led by a High Lord or High Lady. Below them are the house lords and ladies, who are entrusted to run the various components of the house. Barons handle the smaller components of the house, and the title is purely hereditary. Knights are the lowest rank of Tapani nobility, but commoners can be made knights. They are nowhere near as wealthy as barons or lords, but could hold house assets and conducted the day to day operations of the house.

The houses have their own web of politics, but overall, tend to regulate themselves to such a degree that the Galactic Empire sees little need in intervening in their affairs. Nobles and commoners alike tend to see inflaming populist issues as poor form and because the common class tends to be accepting of their leaders' right to rule, it has given the Rebel Alliance a great deal of difficulty in gaining popular support. The nobility hold numerous public events espousing common community in order to maintain public support.

House nobility hold themselves to a higher standard, but while there are differences between each house, there are a few hard rules, even if unspoken, that nobles must abide by. While lying was considered acceptable and even necessary, a noble was to never break their word. Because of how much weight a noble's word holds in the Tapani Sector, abuse of this power was seen as the gravest of insults to that noble's house. Younger nobles are exiled for a time, while older ones are often either forever banished or outright executed if they break their word. Stealing and cheating are often considered graver offenses than murder, if only for the dishonor they bring. Murder is technically illegal, but the house leadership will look the other way so long as it is not a case of fratricide or patricide, obviously far more damaging to the house. Otherwise, it is considered an acceptable means of dealing with the most severe issues, and nobles tend to cooperate to cover these murders up.

Questioning a noble's word could either lead to that person being killed on the spot or for a duel to occur, depending on the questioner's station. Dueling is outlawed by the Empire, but Imperial authorities tend to look the other way, since the Tapani nobles keep it quiet enough that it does not warrant further investigation. The duelists select a time and place and conduct it away from prying eyes, and the leadership will feign ignorance and only investigate if the duel becomes too difficult to ignore.

After the rise of the Galactic Empire, Tapani politics have begun to feel the outside influence of Imperial will, with the sector's judicial branch seeing a large number of pro-Imperial judges taking senior positions. This has seen an increase for legal support for the Empire's efforts and a decrease in alien rights. Several houses have even begun to lend their support, quietly or not, to the Empire as well.

The Freeworlds League is unaffiliated, yet they also have a high degree of leverage in dealing with the houses, since the majority of trade routes pass through their space. In fact, the threat of raising tariffs is a hot issue and is often their first weapon to gain favor in deals. For the most part, the Freeworlds League tends to let each member system do as they please, more united for political and economic reasons, though they do pool resources to maintain law enforcement on the hyperspace routes. Since the arrival of the Empire, however, they have been forced to disband the self-defense naval forces they had raised, and a Sector Moff oversees all decisions made by the League.

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Re: Tapani Sector - A Background
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 11:12:18 PM »
Tapani Noble Houses:

MAP OF THE TAPANI SECTOR:
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House Barnaba:
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House Cadriaan
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House Calipsa:
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House Mecetti:
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House Melantha:
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House Pelagia:
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Re: Tapani Sector - A Background
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 01:56:47 PM »
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