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Ha'la'tha
Ha'la'tha

Location

Tauron, Caprica, Leonis

Debut

Pilot

Significance

Tauron Crime Syndicate

The Ha'la'tha is a crime syndicate which has a presence on Caprica. Ha'la'tha is a Tauron word which means "always faithful to the soil." The Guatrau is the boss of the Caprican Ha'la'tha. ("False Labor") ("Pilot")

OriginsEdit

The Ha'la'tha began as a poorly armed, native rebel force on Tauron that attacked the presidential barracks of the corrupt Tauron government. This initiated a two-year Civil War (12YR-14YR). William Adama Sr. and his wife, Isabelle, fought with the Ha'la'tha resistance during this time. ("Dirteaters")

After the war and facing extinction, the Ha'la'tha transformed to become an illegal underground organization throughout the Twelve Colonies. ("Dirteaters") (1)

CultureEdit

104 Watching Sarno Goldie's Triad

Playing triad at Goldie's while watching the Graystone interview on Backtalk

Taurons seem to constitute most of the Ha'la'tha membership. Like many other Tauron immigrants in Caprica City, they do not assimilate with Caprican culture. Instead, they form a diaspora in the Little Tauron neighborhood of Caprica City. ("Rebirth") ("Dirteaters")

Members frequently hang out at Goldie's Off Track Betting which is located in Little Tauron. ("Rebirth") ("Reins of a Waterfall")

Ha'la'tha Proverb: "When the tree surrenders all its fruit, it's time to trim from the top down." ("Dirteaters")

BusinessEdit

110 Guatrau Daniel Deal

Daniel makes a deal with the Guatrau.

The Guatrau's shell company, Obolus Inc., is located on Leonis.

In an effort to secure funding for his development of the Resurrection Program and to oust Tomas Vergis as CEO of his company, Daniel Graystone makes a deal with the Gautrau. This makes Graystone Industries a subsidiary of Obolus. ("Dirteaters") ("Unvanquished")

MembersEdit

Additional ImagesEdit

  • Isabelle and William Adama were Ha'la'tha resistance fighters on Tauron.
  • Ha'la'tha resistance to government corruption initiated a two year Civil War.
  • The Guatrau is the leader of the Caprican Ha'la'tha.
  • Sam Adama is a Ha'la'tha enforcer, later promoted to a captain.
  • Sam delivers the Guatrau's retribution to those who "forget" their Ha'la'tha backing.
  • Joseph Adama is a Ha'la'tha lawyer who later manages the Graystone operation.
  • Joseph defends a Tauron man in court, secretly bribing the judge for leniency.
  • Sam delivers a "message" from the Ha'la'tha to a shop owner.
  • Goldie's Off Track Betting is the Ha'la'tha's hangout in Caprica City.
  • Daniel Graystone asks for the Guatrau's help to regain control of his company.
  • Obolus Inc. is the Guatrau's shell company, located on Leonis.
  • Joseph and Sam help Daniel blackmail Graystone board members for their votes.
  • Fidelia Fazekas is the Guatrau's daughter.
  • Ruth is a former hitwoman for the Ha'la'tha.

Production NotesEdit

In an interview with AfterElton.com, Sasha Roiz (who plays Ha'la'tha enforcer, Sam Adama) compares the Ha'la'tha with the mafia of our world.

AfterElton: ". . . The Mafia is basically an organization for extortion and making money, whereas the Halatha, as you just described it, is more like, 'We’re downright discriminated against so we’re going to do whatever we can."

Sasha Roiz: "I think it’s not really reminiscent of that modern day mob. It’s more like the turn-of-the-century mob. The early Twentieth Century when Italians, Irish, Jews all came over and had very limited opportunities. They were ghettoized and forced to create a life and survive any way they could. In response to being ghettoized and discriminated against, they found their own ways and their own rules." (2)

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