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  1. King Adrock

    King Adrock Jedi Youngling

    Feb 24, 2000
    The next thread of the RHS is here!!!!

    "We are brave, Your Highness."
    - Padmé SW: TPM

    Due to the popularity of the Royal Handmaidens of Naboo from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, I've seen it most fitting to open up a new RHS thread for the Jedi Council Forums.

    As Founder of the first RHS thread here, I'd like to welcome you to this new thread, to kick off the new millennium with. Yippee!!!

    And to make this thread official:

    Welcome to the year 2000, my fellow RHS members. (Information based in the RHS Website, see link below)

    Arsinoe, Charles T, CresentJedi, Darth Happy, Darth Hello Kitty, Erin a.k.a. "Jedi", Fode/Beed20205, GentleBant, Giantano, Go-Mer-Tonic, Hernalt, Jedi Galadriel, jeditictac, KittySuze, KRJ, Lieutenant Piett, Lord Chewy, Lt. Page, Magpie Jen, marcel_proust, Queen Sabé, Qui-Gon's Padawan, Rebel Operative, Red One, Réka, Sabé, Saché of Naboo, Senator Palpatine, Sergej Eisenstein, Shimmergloom, tc_master_rank, Yané of Naboo, Yoséiko, and Yoshi the Green Jedi.

    "I will not condone a course of action that will lead us to war."
    - Queen Amidala SW: TPM

    If anyone has a disagreement with starting this new thread, please forgive me. If you want to still post in the Royal Handmaiden Society: Version 5.0 by Saché of Naboo, you may of course do so. It's just that this thread has reached a point where it's getting harder to load the recent posts. But nevertheless, that was the most popular RHS thread by far. Thanks to everyone at the JC who has helped made the RHS a popular phenomenon in 1999.

    "You still have much to learn, my young apprantice."
    - Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn SW: TPM

    All your responses on speculations in Episodes Two and Three, all those pics, quotes, jokes, etc....we've had a very productive last year.

    To visit the RHS Website (by Qui-Gon's Padawan), please follow this link:

    "Now, Viceory, we will discuss a new treaty."
    - Queen Amidala (Padmé) SW: TPM

    Continue the RHS tradition, my friends.

    "May the Force be with you this millennium."
    - REBSTER: Hero of the Rebel Alliance.

    [This message has been edited by Rebel Operative (edited 01-08-2000).]
  2. Rebel Operative

    Rebel Operative Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 18, 1999
    The RHS Website, created by Qui-Gon's Padawan, features various fan polls, a chat room, discussion forum, an art gallery, online greeting cards, downloads, and more. The link is above.

    And now, the RHS oath, for anyone who is interested in this outstanding club:

    I, <name>, pledge my full support to ensure that the RHS threads will continue in a fun but clean manner, in order to ensure our respect to the handmaidens whom we admire and adore.

    As an official member of this thread, I will give my 100% support in order to make sure that the RHS continues in a fashion that is acceptable to everyone involved.

    The Star Wars: Royal Handmaiden Society lives on....

    "May the Force be with you this millennium."
    - REBSTER: Hero of the Rebel Alliance.

    [This message has been edited by Rebel Operative (edited 01-08-2000).]
  3. Hernault

    Hernault Jedi Master star 1

    Oct 5, 1999
    Hellos. I liked the pictography from the last thread on Kiera Knightley's latest movie. She certainly does favor natalie Portman is Several lines of her face. It's quite amazing and fascinating. And yet some other shots of Kiera from her previous movies give her an angular, austere beauty. So hopefully she'll break from tv movies at some point.

    That Kristina da Silva tribute was nice, also!
  4. GentleBant

    GentleBant Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 21, 1999
    GB reporting in!

    And, since Piett hasn't apparently gotten here yet, I will bring up the following pic:

    I will leave the posting of the RHS banner to him, however.

    BTW, I had been wondering what name this version of the thread would take. (Somewhere in the background I hear cheers from Red One and perhaps an annoyed utterance from Saché of Naboo.)

    Greetings to the newest hall! And long may it prosper and pay homage to the much-admired HMs!

    Woohoo!!! Hail the RHS 2000!
  5. GentleBant

    GentleBant Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 21, 1999
    I just couldn't forget to bring up:
    (heehee) Rabé
    [aside]Is anyone else interested in joining the RHS eCircle? Post here to let me know. So far we have four of us: Lt. Piett, GentleBant, Magpie Jen, and CrescentJedi. Just post here! [/aside]

    Also, here is:
    Rabé and Sabé, standing watch over her Majesty.

    Happy day!

    [This message has been edited by GentleBant (edited 01-08-2000).]

    [This message has been edited by GentleBant (edited 01-09-2000).]
  6. Yané of Naboo

    Yané of Naboo Jedi Youngling star 2

    Aug 21, 1999

    I tried to get one last post on the previous thread...who knows, it may show up eventually.

    I'd post something relevant but I'm completely behind on the posts.

    Yané alive and well

  7. Qui-Gon's Padawan

    Qui-Gon's Padawan Jedi Youngling

    Jul 13, 1999
    Hello all.

    Here are the links to the previous RHS threads:

    Forum1/HTML/014322-2.htmlFAN POLL: Which handmadien name from Episode One do you like the best? by Rebel Operative

    Forum7/HTML/002124-2.htmlThe re-convening of the Royal Handmaiden Society! by Lieutenant Piett Royal Handmaiden Society Hall Mark III by General P'ett Royal Handmaiden Society Hall, IV by Lieutenant Piett Royal Handmaiden Society Hall v4.1 by Lieutenant Piett

    Forum7/HTML/002797.htmlThe Royal Handmaiden Society Version 5.0 by Saché of Naboo

    And the HM polls: handmaiden name from Episode I Handmaiden Outfit Star Wars actress Handmaiden From Episode I

  8. Yané of Naboo

    Yané of Naboo Jedi Youngling star 2

    Aug 21, 1999
    Wow! that was quick. Might a say that I like this new thread. Like I said in my last post, I tried to post something on the last thread but it was taking forever.

  9. GentleBant

    GentleBant Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 21, 1999
    Hi Yané and QG'sP! Thanks for the links, BTW.

    And, QG'sP, do you know why the pic I tried to post (referring back to our gallery at the RHS site) doesn't work?

    Yané give the posts a few hours (or on occasion a day or so) to show up. <sigh>

  10. Yané of Naboo

    Yané of Naboo Jedi Youngling star 2

    Aug 21, 1999
    Hola, GB!

    I posted it has had almost 24 hours...I don't think it is going to show up. not that anyone's missing out on anything by not seeing it

  11. GentleBant

    GentleBant Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 21, 1999
    Here's your post:
    ahhhhhh! there is no way that I can read all these posts now. I'll have to wait until I go back to college.
    BTW this is the first time that I have been online in over a week! amazingly I haven't missed it too much, except for the RHS of course
    Since it seems that a new thread is in the works I decided that I had to get one last post in.
    Hope everyone had a good New Years. I must say that the fireworks on the Eiffel Tower were unbelievable! No, sadly I was not in Paris. I had to watch it on TV
    Once I catch up with the posts I might have something relevant to say...maybe.

    We are brave your highness


    It's there, just hasn't made it through yet.
  12. Giantano

    Giantano Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 23, 1999
    I still find it amazing that we went from Hernault's "Does anyone find it difficult not to think about Saché" thread and the which handmaiden name is your favorite poll to a thread that made our intended 1000 posts to this. Wow. The RHS is definitely a society to be reckoned with.

    Giantano waves to all the lurkers our there who either think we're insane or interesting. Jump right in. We're a friendly bunch. Greetings also go to Hernault who we don't see as much as we want to.

    Since the first page of this new thread will probably be reviews, welcomes, and such, I thought I would post two thing. The first is Scott Chernoff's address over at the Star Wars Insider. If you haven't emailed him asking to for handmaiden interviews, please do. The address is

    I thought I would also post our definitive handmaiden picture from the Visual Dictionary for those new to our cause. The VD switched a lot of the names, so here is the RHS corrected image:

    QGP: I love the handmaiden polls on the site, and am glad you posted the links here. Just curious, are you ever going to declare winners for past polls, or are we going to let everyone continue voting? It would be nice to have closure, but I like the idea of new members having the chance to voice their opinion. Either choice presents great us all.

    I think that'll do for now. I still can't see our final posts in the 5.0 thread, but I'm sure they'll show up eventually. Here's looking forward to a great year for the RHS. We've got a few months until the video release when our work will begin in earnest. I'm sure will have many things to keep us busy until then.

    Andé...the friendly handmaiden

  13. Lieutenant Piett

    Lieutenant Piett Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 19, 1999
    (In which Lt. Piett encounters the hazards of typing an Enormously Long Post)...

    Well, I guess I am forced to forfeit my title as Chief Convenor.

    The banner should go in the opening post. Rebel Op, could you make such an edit.

    Anywé -- presenting:

    *********************The RHS FAQ**********************

    <LI>Who are you? What's your operating number?
    The Royal Handmaiden Society. We don't have an operating number. Everything's under control here; situation normal.

    <LI>Well, what are you all about?
    The topic of this thread is the discussion, reconnaissance, conjecture, appreciation, advocacy, and often, adoration of any or all of five particular human characters from The Phantom Menace, collectively known as the Royal Handmaidens. They are the five young women who are the loyal confidants to, bodyguards for, and personal assistants of Queen Amidala. We've also wasted(?) tons of bandwith making puns/jokes on their "name" idiosynchrasies. (Which HM (Handmaiden) was soaked in brandy and set afire? Flambé)

    We are an open-door, non-political assembly and welcome all stripe of JC.N member, Padawan to Master, "Gusher" to "Basher". We're also slightly zealous in our ardent fandom of the "Royal Five" as they are sometimes referred-to, though some would argue the "slightly" qualifier!

    This thread is actually the seventh incarnation of the RHS, which was born in the course of Rebel Operative's thread Forum1/HTML/014322-2.html"FAN POLL: Which handmadien name from Episode One do you like the best?" . A simple poll turned into a serious Inquest, the kind of which only a pride of SW fanatics could generate!

    For links to the other previous and related threads, see Qui-Gon's Padawan's post above.

    <LI>What are the Royal Handmaiden characters' names, and the names of the actresses portraying them?

    Sabé, a.k.a. the Decoy Queen, portrayed by British actress Keira Knightley; Rabé, portrayed by Brazilian/London-based model Karol Cristina da Silva; Eirtaé, portrayed by actress Friday (Liz) Wilson (nationality unknown); Yané, portrayed by Storm Modelling Agency client Candice Orwell; and Saché, portrayed by actress/up-and-coming director/daughter of GL's good bud Francis Ford, Sofía Coppola.

    <LI>Well, who's "Padmé", then?

    Padmé is the undercover identity of Queen Amidala herself, assumed when there is possibility of her mortal danger. Such is the case, of course, in TPM. Padmé is designed to appear a Royal Handmaiden. This was a scheme designed by Captain Panaka, the head of Security in Theed.

    In TPM, obscure, underexposed American actress and die-hard SW mega-fan Natalie Portman ( ) portrays Padmé/Amidala.

    When Amidala assumes the identity of Padmé, Sabé similarly assumes the role of the Queen. When speaking as the Queen, Sabé often will "consult" the real deal -- "Padmé" -- in indirect or subtle ways, so that important decisions are still actually made by the Sovereign herself.

    Below, Sabé (L) consults Padmé (Amidala)(R) on the decision to leave Naboo. (In the middle is Rabé (Karol Cristina da Silva)):,YourHighness2.jpg

    Such dual identity and deception is a major theme running throughout TPM. By no small coincidence, Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman look a lot alike:

    <LI>Didn't Natalie Portman play both the "Decoy" and Padmé simultaneously, via special effect?

    NO. (We're a bit sensitive about this, you can tell!) When you see Natalie onscreen as Padmé, the Queen is portrayed by Keira Knightley.

    Are you sure? I read that Rick McCallum said...

    Rick McCallum didn't get the memo or slept through the meeting or sniffed too much glue in the ILM Creature Shop or something. To be fair: no, we're not 100% sure. To date, there has been no Absolute, published Definitive Word on the issue. An appeal has been made to Scott Chernoff of the "In the SW Universe" article in the SW Insider Magazine to speak to the issue. Time will tell!

    But we are 99.9% sure of our conclusions! One developed skill you get as a consequence of
  14. GentleBant

    GentleBant Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 21, 1999
    OK, so Piett DIDN'T post it. (After I leave it for him, he goes and posts the same one as I do. Sheesh!!! )

    And a hearty "Good day!" to Heranault and Giantano, whom I have not yet greeted in this thread.

    Piett, did I see a mention of puns? I have recently recalled that the aforementioned puns were what brought me out of my "lurker" status to become a true RHS member. Perhaps I shall have to post a relisting of all my oh-so-bad-for-you collection.

    And WRT to the title of "Chief Convenor," do I sense a wrangling for power ahead between our own Piett and Rebster? May I suggest an ID contest if such a thing is to occur? &lt;G&gt; (Just kidding--I wouldn't want to encourage strife in our ranks. The HM identification might be fun, however, and open to all. Rather than making it as complex as the one at the website, we could just post pics and have at it again--just as in the "old days.")

  15. Arsinoe

    Arsinoe Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jun 24, 1999
    *Arsinoe grabs her newly constructed Handmaiden cloak, throws it over her shoulders and rushes into the new thread*

    Hi everyone!!! Wow! I like the new digs! Hey, Piett great FAQ you put together!

    Are we going to have the Royal Handmaiden Society: Version 5.0 by Saché of Naboo archived by the admins soon? And does Saché have to ask? I wouldn't want all our hard work to just disappear suddenly....
  16. Hernault

    Hernault Jedi Master star 1

    Oct 5, 1999
    Ok. I started the first handmaiden thread to celebrate Rabe when I first thought she was Sache. But I was absolutely ecstatic when Rebel Operative launched the Vote For Favorite Handmaiden Poll thread. Here was a chance to bring the HM's to light and define their presense with enthusiasm. Portman was the only female getting coverage, but only for what I thought was an *adequate* beauty, nothing show-stopping. (Rabe's beauty was show-stopping, for comparison.) What is the point of promoting HM's? Basically, because the time has come for female equality in science fiction, if only to classify Star Wars thus for a mere instant. Sci-Fi is no more and no less than the future in fast forward. It's not a dream, but a premonition, and it involves everyone. And it's about empowerment. There's nothing like a powerful female. Here's some threads where the convergence has been examined, both inside and outside of Star Wars:

    Forum1/HTML/019707.html Palpatine's Alien and Female Discrimination
    Forum7/HTML/003475.html Male or Female?
    Forum12/HTML/000179.html Women and Star Wars

    Thanks for the miss, Giantino. And nice cloak, Arsinoe.

    ...btw, I still think the TPM:VD captions were correct for yane and sache in that tiny oval picture...
    *H runs away*
  17. Rebel Operative

    Rebel Operative Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 18, 1999
    Nice to see you all here on this fabulous thread.

    Yané of Naboo, nice of you to return to us. I'm sure you'll have something constructive to say yet.

    Qui-Gon's Padawan: thanks for all the RHS links. You've saved me from doing it.

    There is no power grab between Lieutenant Piett and me, GentleBant. Needless to say, I'm still the Founder and Piett is still the Chief Convenor, since he did such a good job collecting vast amounts of information on handmaidens.

    Besides, we should have fun here, and not get all wound up in competition.

    And I agree that the Star Wars: Episode One Visual Dictionary does such a poor job on describing handmaidens. Pity. That just leaves more room for speculation.

    Piett, can you post the link for the RHS fan fic thread please?

    And I will make that edit soon.

    Giantano and Hernault, good to hear from you guys again. It's been a while. And I'll help you support Rabé, man. She's a great handmaiden. Her and Sabé.

    Arsinoe, Saché of Naboo's thread has already been archived by Qui-Gon's Padawan's RHS Website. So just in case there is another cursed JC maintenence, we can always access it out of her website. I've never seen a RHS thread archived by the JC. Another pity.

    Now if only the others could return to us...

    The Star Wars: Royal Handmaiden Society continues....with hopes that it won't collapse.

    "May the Force be with you this millennium."
    - REBSTER: Hero of the Rebel Alliance.

    [This message has been edited by Rebel Operative (edited 01-08-2000).]
  18. CrescentJedi

    CrescentJedi Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 27, 1999
    Allow me to post the link to the Fan Fic thread--

    Forum9/HTML/001149.html Forum9/HTML/001149.html

    Look for more there soon!


  19. Yoshi the Green Jedi

    Yoshi the Green Jedi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Nov 11, 1999
    Just got back from District Band tryouts, so I decided to get this out of the way.

    I officially present:

    The Second RHS Member Update:

    1) Qui Gon's Padawan 127
    2) Sache of Naboo 107
    3) GentleBant 87
    4) Yane of Naboo 83
    5) Red One 77
    6) Lieutenant Piett 71
    7) Rebel Operative 57
    8) Yoshi the Green Jedi 34
    9) Reka 31
    10) jeditictac 29
    11) Giantano 28
    12) JediGaladriel 27
    13) CrescentJedi 21
    14) Hernault 18
    15) Lt. Page 17
    t16) Arsinoe 16
    t16) Mo. Or. of Alderaan 16
    18) Fode/Beed 20205 13
    19) Magpie Jen 12
    20) Sergej Eisenstein 9
    t21) KittySuze 8
    t21) Go-Mer-Tonic 8
    t21) Mr. Amidala 8
    t21) Short Round McFly 8
    25) Darth Hello Kitty 7
    26) Darth Happy 5
    27) tc_master_rank 4
    t28) TrueJedi 3
    t28) Yoseiko 3
    t28) Brooks Rogers 3
    t28) Lord Chewy 3
    t28) marcel_proust 3
    33) CloudClimber 2
    t34) AK Janson 1
    t34) KRJ 1
    t34) Sabe 1
    t34) Eirtae 1
    t34) Amidala Herself 1
    t34) Destiny 1
    t34) tank_destroyer 1
    t34) soldier 1

    And on the topic of posting first on a new page:

    madeleine, Red One, Mr. Amidala, Hernault, KittySuze, Go-Mer-Tonic, Yane of Naboo, Lieutenant Piett, Lt. Page, and Moriah Organa of Alderaan have all posted first on a new page. GentleBant has done it twice. Qui-Gon's Padawan has done it three times. And Sache of Naboo has done it 6 times!!!

    Ok, back to your lives now.

    [This message has been edited by Yoshi the Green Jedi (edited 01-08-2000).]
  20. jeditictac

    jeditictac Jedi Youngling star 3

    Oct 14, 1999
    GB i guess you couldn't read my post in the other RHS thread. actually i couldn't read the last page :-\ but what is an eCircle? and yes, i believe i may want to join :-D

    RO thanks for the new thread. i for one am happy becuase in the last stages of the old threads life i believe it began to hate me ;-(

    giantano thanks for scott's address. i always seem to misplace everything :-(

    Lt. piett yay! on the RHS faq! ( you did a great job!btw i laughed at some parts, cool sense of humor i especially liked the rick part :-D.

    yoshi thanks for the new member update!

    Greetings also go to Hernault who we don't see as much as we want to.
    I second that!

    hi, everyone. i made it! this thread is off to a excellent start, but then again it is a RHS thread i wouldn't expect anything short of excellence :-D
  21. GentleBant

    GentleBant Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 21, 1999
    Glad you've made it, Yoshi, Arsinoe (thanks for the extra cloak, BTW--so what happens there next? ) and jeditictac! (And RO, I was just playing around a bit. I was kidding!!!! )

    Hail to Piett for his ambitious post! As "official" pharmacist of the RHS, I bequeath to thee a strong dose of extra-strength Tylenol to ease any typing injuries you might have sustained in putting together that post!

    Yoshi, thanks for the post totals! Wow! 87 by me? I sure do ramble, don't I?
    And, do these count the so-far invisible posts at the end of the RHS v 5.0? (Up through, I believe, Rebel Operative's heart-wrenching, soulful 1000th post?) Just wondering!

    And now for a piece of business: ALL RHS MEMBERS, PLEASE GO TO THE RHS WEBSITE AND SIGN THE GUESTBOOK!!! Thanks!

    Hmmmm, let's see, another posting of my "backwards" HM pic:

    [This message has been edited by GentleBant (edited 01-09-2000).]
  22. flagg

    flagg Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 12, 1999
    Greetings. There's a lot of dedicated people here, I'll give you that. I've seen TPM seven times, and I still can't spot Sofia Coppola among the Handmaidens. Where is she hiding?
    BTW, anyone have pics of the Handmaidens in slavegirl outfits?
  23. flagg

    flagg Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 12, 1999
    Sorry, double post for some reason

    [This message has been edited by flagg (edited 01-09-2000).]
  24. Yoshi the Green Jedi

    Yoshi the Green Jedi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Nov 11, 1999
    Welcome, flagg! Sofia Coppola plays Sache, a handmaiden who stays behind when everyone goes to Coruscant. As a result, you can only see her for a sec in the throne room, a minute when they are outisde being rescued by the Jedi, the funeral of Qui-Gon (behind Ric Olie) and the celebration. Not once is she truly recognizable, sadly, mostly because of "background-itis," where their faces are blurry because they are in the background.

    As for my member update, that's only through page 24. I'm waiting for page 25 to be nice or for it to be archived before I add those.
  25. Moriah Organa of Alderaan

    Moriah Organa of Alderaan Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 7, 1999
    Thank goodness, a new page - the old one was driving me crazy, either it wouldn't come up at all or it took *forever* to load.

    Well here we all are, hi everybody! Here's something that's been bothering me lately; A Queen's attendants are called 'handmaidens' right? So what are a King's called? Suggestions anybody?
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