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Kwarkean Hatel
The Hatel of Wanisin, commonly referred to as hadali (sing. hadalo or hadala) in Wanisinese, comprised the largest population of alien serfs in the Empire at the time of contact with Thet in 1490 tgc (14091 wanpo), shortly before the end of the twenty-ninth empress, Tamaksia I of the Rotomidi. Unlike their counterparts in the Hatelese Commonwealth, the Wanisinese Hatel have little access to education, opportunities for societal or economic advancement, or basic resources such as healthcare; this is true of most slaves on Wanisin. They have shorter lifespans, less impressive statures, and it is sometimes claimed that all backbone has been bred out of them, but some distinctive qualities, such as their distaste for formality and their sexual spectrum have survived.


The Commonwealth discovered Wanisin in 2502 iky, late in the reign of Klito XVIII of the Geglokidi. This was a time of tremendous social upheaval on Wanisin, when discontent with the Senate's stagnation had already prompted a military coup by the generals under the command of the Minister of Power; Klito XVIII herself was not deposed, but society was thrown into general chaos. Keenly aware that Serena tel Moukarhím was responsible for the ills of Wanisin society, at least in part, the first Commonwealth teams to approach the Wanisinese came as diplomats and mediators, with an eye to resolving the prolonged stand-off between the two factions peaceably. This backfired immediately, as it was the lack of imperial expansion which had prompted the unrest in the first place, and the Hatelese team inadvertently solved the issue by providing a fresh, worthy enemy to subjugate.

After several skirmishes, orbital bombardments, and thousands of captured ground troops, it became apparent to the Sensitive Affairs operatives in the Kwarkë brane that the technological prowess of the Wanisinese had been grossly estimated, and the decision to conceal Wanisin from the rest of the universe was made. The agents, soldiers, and diplomats on the surface were abandoned and, soon forced into servitude, eventually adapted to their lives, dozens of ever-dwindling generations eking out an existence on the lowest rungs of society. In a way, history had repeated itself—the ancient Rotomemi who begot the egrekelai were subjugated and domesticated upon their arrival on Ksreskézo, albeit with less misery after the fact.