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Tapani Royalty/ Carter House
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Tapani Royalty/House Carter

Notable Members:

Queen Mother Kaitlyn Carter (78, NPC)
Princess Regent Crystal Carter (48)
-Prince Cameron Centurion (63)
--Crown Prince Lyle V Centurion (1, NPC)
--Princess Isabella Centurion (15)
Princess Candice Carter (48)
Prince William Carter (38)

Family Tree

Capital: Procopia

Background:

The Tapani Empire was the government that ruled the Tapani sector for some 6,000 years. It was formed when a warrior prince named Shey Tapani from House Melantha unified the Tapani Noble Houses through numerous bloody civil conflicts that lasted nearly twenty years. Shey Tapani was crowned Emperor of his newly formed dominion in the year 5392 (7,328 BBY). He selected his homeworld of Procopia  as the seat of power for his new Empire. A total of sixteen dynasties ruled the Tapani Empire for nearly 6,000 years before the final Kappela Dynasty eventually fell to a military coup in 11,138 that followed a gentle and steady decline into regional factionalism.  The reformers that came from nearly all the noble houses formed a federation of the planets from the fallen empire. The new federal government was ruled by a Prime Minister elected by a parliament on Procopia. This system of government was more decentralized than the Imperial structure and gave more power to the individual house leaderships.  

As the Galactic Empire came to power, the Prime Minister of the Tapani Sector was swiftly replaced by an Imperial Moff.  During Imperial rule, the Tapani Sector flourished even after the Emprie was effectively split in two by the invasion of the Freeworlds.  By the time the Galactic Alliance rose to power, the Freeworlds had rejoined with the rest of the Tapani Sector and the Federal system had been re-instituted.  The first Prime Minister of this era was High Lord Lyle Carter of House Melantha.  House Melantha had been one of the strongest and most Imperial-minded houses of the Tapani Sector since its inception.  High Lord Carter and his offspring were the direct descendants of Shey Tapani that ruled over the Tapani Sector thousands of years ago.

When High Lord Carter's eldest son, Lyle II was appointed as Prime Minister, many began to question the intentions of the Carters.  A civil war soon erupted within the Tapani Sector.  The conflict itself was short but brutal.  Numerous influential nobles lost nearly all of their holdings in the war.  When the dust finally settled, House Melantha had emerged victorious under the military leadership of the Prime Minister's son, Admiral Lyle Carter III.  Following the death of Prime Minister Lyle Carter II, his son immediately made a move to seize control of the sector.  Many of the noble houses were still in disarray from the civil war, but Admiral Carter quickly began rebuilding the sector's former glory.  There were whispers through the various corners of the galaxy that Admiral Carter was a powerful force sensitive - discouraging any from challenging the Admiral's authority.

With a number of political motivations and a marriage to Kaitlyn DeSanti of House Mecetti, Lyle Carter III was able to solidify his base of power.  With the Great Council's somewhat surprising support, Lyle III was crowned the new King of Tapani.  Lyle and Kaitlyn had four children, Lyle IV, Crystal, Candice, and William before King Lyle III passed away at the age of 80.  His eldest son, Crown Prince Lyle IV was coronated a week later. King Lyle IV remained unmarried and ruled benevolently over the Tapani Sector with his mother Kaitlyn until his recent death at age 53. The Crown Prince William was missing and unreachable, so Crystal remains the Princess Regent until her son becomes of age to take the Throne. 
« Last Edit: 06/07/11 12:49:13 by Crystal Carter »

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