"The ruling households long ago chose to put their trust in his bloodline. We created the Inheritance Exemption specifically so that the Kuat family, from one generation to the next, could continue to manage the corporation from which our wealth comes."
―Kodir of Kuhlvult[src]

The Inheritance Exemption was a document signed by the Ten merchant families that controlled the Kuat Drive Yards. Its purpose was to resolve internal conflicts between the families, thus allowing them to concentrate on their business affairs. The document granted permanent control of the starship manufacturing facilities to the long respected Kuat family. Every generation, a member of the family would be chosen to manage the company to the profit of all the Kuati ruling families.