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The Ha'la'tha is a Tauron-based criminal organization also operating on Caprica. The organization's name is Tauron for "always faithful to the soil" (CAP: "False Labor"). Its leader is known as the Guatrau.
Members sport tattoos on their faces and across the length of their bodies, but one tattoo that all members must have is one that visually represents the oath a member swore upon entering the organization.  Tattooing is a custom followed across Tauron society, but many on Caprica associate it exclusively with the Ha'la'tha (CAP: "Gravedancing").
In addition to those who are members of the organization, the Ha'la'tha also maintains an extensive network of connections that reaches powerful levels of business and government. Tomas Vergis, CEO of the Vergis Corporation, is a close friend of the Guatrau. By assisting Daniel Graystone in reacquiring the leadership of Graystone Industries, the Ha'la'tha becomes a quiet partner in the company's business activities (CAP: "Unvanquished," "Things We Lock Away"). The syndicate paid for the legal education of Joseph Adama, brother of full member and enforcer Sam Adama, and employs him as a mob lawyer (CAP: Caprica pilot). For a time, Val Chambers had benefited from his relationship with the Ha'la'tha in his climb through the ranks of Caprican government, to the position of defense minister; however, after taking that office, Chambers had turned against the Ha'la'tha, and was murdered for that decision (CAP: Caprica pilot).
The Ha'la'tha's gautrau at the time of the Caprica Series maintains a policy of neutrality with regard to political events on Tauron, even though his organization had been founded as a resistance movement against the currently-ruling dictatorship. Even so, when the second Tauron Civil War breaks out, Sam and Joseph Adama, as well as various other Ha'la'tha, become disillusioned with this policy and force the overthrow of the gautrau by his daughter, who proves more amenable to supplying rebel forces with Greystone Industustries U-87s.
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- Wagner, Curt (February 17, 2010). Exclusive: 'Caprica' producer Jane Espenson explains Sam Adama's tattoos (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on March 25, 2010.