The Royal Handmaiden Society: Episode 9: Revenge of the Handmaidens Welcome to the new official thread of the Royal Handmaiden Society (henceforth referred to as The RHS). In its ninth (or is this the tenth?) incarnation, The RHS is a group of loyal Star Wars fans who feel Queen (and later Senator) Amidala's handmaidens have played an important role in that galaxy far, far away. We feel these brave ladies have been overlooked and under appreciated. We're here to spread the word of all things handmaiden. Our first glimpse of the handmaidens was in The Phantom Menace. There, we were introduced to the Fab Five: RabÃ©, EirtaÃ©, SachÃ©, YanÃ©, and last, but certainly not least, SabÃ©. I'll leave some of the more qualified members to explain more about the characters and the actresses/models who played them. When Attack of the Clones arrived in theaters, we added even more names to the elite handmaiden list: DormÃ©, as well as the brave handmaidens who sacrificed their lives in Senator Amidala?s service: VersÃ© and CordÃ©. Let us please have a moment of silence in their honor. Thank you. And then Revenge of the Sith arrived to not only introduce handmaidens MoteÃ© and EllÃ©, but it also ushered in the darkest days for handmaiden fans. Not only did the handmaidens have their smallest amount of screen time, but ROTS was the last Star Wars film. The excitement and anticipation of being introduced to new members of the handmaiden order with a new movie was gone. The prequel era was over. But all is not lost. The RHS does not only support the handmaiden characters introduced to us in the movies (including the Naboo Queens and handmaidens introduced in AOTC and ROTS), we also support the actresses and models who portrayed them on screen. You may have heard of Sofia Coppola (SachÃ©), Rose Byrne (DormÃ©), and Keira Knightley (SabÃ©), all handmaidens before they were stars. So pull up a keyboard and stay awhile. Many of us have made our first posts in the JC in one of the RHS threads. We love having new people join our ranks, and you won't find any flames here. Our "rules" are few and far between. Rule 1: Please note that Natalie Portman did not play SabÃ© the decoy handmaiden. She was portrayed by another, equally talented actress by the name of Keira Knightley. Keira just looks a lot like Nat, which was the point. Rule 2: Try not to mention a certain bald, albino bikini model bounty hunter. She is highly overrated, contributed nothing to Star Wars universe, and got dolls and comic books dedicated to her character when everything handmaiden is still referenced as Queen Amidala. If you feel you must mention her, please refer to her as A**** ****. Thank you. Rule 2a: Try not to mention a certain blue-skinned Twi?lek Jedi. Although she may have been an important and brave member of the prequel era?s Jedi Order era, we would like to point out that while the handmaidens only had a handful of spoken lines in the films, she had absolutely no spoken lines in the films. Rule 3: We debate endlessly about Handmaiden Identification (HID) and are rather confident about our conclusions. However, everything is labeled with the trademark RHS 99.9% accuracy, so don't be hesitant to question. Rule 4: Always remember that "We are brave, Your Highness." For those of you who are interested in becoming a member of the RHS, with all it's perks and privileges, please take the following oath: 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.