Denoted by a screaming bird insignia, the Star Crèche is the most exclusive haut governmental department, in which human genetic experimentation goes on, in what one might call "a giant eugenics project."
The Empress of Cetaganda is responsible for directing the evolution of the Cetagandan race, using the ghem as live experimentation. The Empress herself is responsible for genetically creating her Imperial son, modifying the combined genes of herself and the reigning Emperor. The first trials involve the creation of genderless ba servitors, who are genetic siblings of the Emperor.
The Crèche is also the source of the most deadly and arcane of biological weapons in the galaxy, which even terrify the ghem. There are few rumors of internal use of them; most of the known use of haut biological weapons were displayed during Ker Dubauer's reign of terror in Quaddiespace during his attempt to steal a Crèche's child shipment.
Within the Crèche grounds, haut ladies do not need the use of their force bubbles.