|2016||The International Aeronautics Corporation (IAC) is founded.|
|2017||Human testing in gene therapy begins in many place on Earth. In America the FDA condemns the actions.|
|2018||Yamada Shiori creates the first Virtual Intelligence.|
|2027||IBM releases Jeeves the first home integrated Virtual Intelligence.|
|2028||Psionic powers are proved conclusively to exist in .01% of Earth’s population. Government registration acts and non-invasive studies are established world-wide.|
|2030||Prototype Mars base constructed on Earth by the IAC|
|2033||Guam and the Virgin Islands are voted into the United States of America as the 51st and 52nd states.|
|2034||Nomad, humanity’s first true interstellar probe is launched.|
|2037||Two manned flights out of the Solar System are attempted. Both missions cease to communicate after going past Neptune. They are never heard from again.|
|2040||Television begins to become less important to the average earthling. More than 90% of all digital communication is handled by The Grid.|
|2045||World population begins to threaten global resource supply.|
|2061||The mining of fossil fuels becomes so difficult that oil and gas are considered impractical to use.|
|2064||The Pacific Bloc builds the first permanent lunar base, Artemis|
|2066||The World Health Organization announces a genetic breakthrough that ends cancer as a terminal illness.|
|2067||Earth launches its first deep-space probe, Friendship 1.|
|2073||The first manned colony on Mars is established, Ares|
|2074||The first religious movements of the Humanity Reformation begin somewhere in The American States.|
|2075||The Rigunmor Consortium, a group of smaller businesses comes together to better establish power over international trade and finance.|
|2080||The average human lifespan reaches 150 years.|
|2089||The two largest arms manufacturers in the world merge; Austrin Arms and Ontis Ordance become Austrin-Ontis Unlimited.|
|2091||Microtel spawns a software corporation called VoidCorp that quickly grabs a monopoly over the market.|
|2106||Invention of the Mass Reactor by scientists in the Indo-African League. With a now limitless amount of power, the six world powers set their sites beyond Earth. Conflicts begin among the six world nations.|
|2110||The Ulysses the first mass-reactor powered ship leaves Earth orbit.|
|2122||The Apple Skirmishes|
|2124||• First contact with the Fraal occurs after a single ship leaves Pluto’s moon Charon and heads toward Earth.
• Even with the Fraal ambassador’s insistence that the Fraal people desire nothing but peace and friendship, the fires of war and political instability spread.
• Despite public outcry The First Contact Treaty is signed granting full Earth citizenship to the Fraal that desired it. This gives them the right to become members of any nation willing to accept them.
• A Fraal outpost is erected on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, and recognized as a sovereign state.
|2126||Fraal technology becomes common throughout the Sol system.|
|2137||The Satellite War|
|2155||The Martian War|
|2160||• Fraal gravitic scientists working together with human dark energy specialists invent and and activate the first stardrive. This leads to the discovery of drivespace, a previously unknown dimension of space-time that allows for rapid transit across the stars.
• Hundreds of interstellar colonies follow soon afterward.
|2162||Jeff Sendir, a scientist from the Orlamu Foundation (co-creators of the stardrive), along with 1000 of his colleagues from governments and corporations leave their positions to pursue a spiritual quest for the true understanding of drivespace. This movement is referred to as Orlamism and creates the Church of the Oracle.|
|2193||• VoidCorp, Microtel’s software division creates the first drivespace communication satellite, allowing quick communication with interstellar colonies.
• VoidCorp expands with dozens of new subsidiaries.
|2198||Insight, a VoidCorp subsidiary creates an interstellar version of The Grid.|
|2220||The first fortress-class ships are constructed in Earth orbit to be sent out to control Sol system interests.|
|2241||• The alliances of Earth reach out across 100+ star systems.
• Terran control of the colonies begins to crumble.
|2243||Several Terran bound powers quietly relocate to other star systems.|
|2246||• The Orlamu Theocracy, a colonial territory, make first contact with the weren.
• Following the model of the First Contact Treaty the Orlamus extend full citizenship to the weren and pledge not to invade or otherwise develop Kurg, the weren homeworld.
• The Terran powers begrudgingly recognize the Orlamu treaty with the weren, after finding out about it.
|2250||The nations of Earth come together to form the Terran Empire. An edict proclaiming the Terran Empire the governing body of all human colonies is proclaimed and colonial representatives are invited to take part in the empire as non-voting entities.|
|2263||The Thuldan Colonial Authority rises as a discordant voice of the colonies.|
|2271||A sect of psionic humans opposed to the rapid industrialization of humanity leaves the Terran Empire for the stars, this group is called the Hatires.|
|2273||The Rigunmor Consortium makes first contact with the inhabitants of the planet Aleer, who later shed the title Aleerans in favor of the human coined “Mechalus.”|
|2274||VoidCorp makes first contact with the Sesheyans of the planet Grith. The Sesheyans are forcefully immigrated into VoidCorp by the Sesheyan cultural elders.|
|2296||An independent explorer makes first contact with the T’sa, an interstellar slower-than light society. They are offered annexation into the Terran Empire, but politely and steadfastly refuse.|
|2298||• The Thuldan colonies declare independence from the Terran Empire, forming the Thuldan Empire.
• Twenty Five other colonies follow suit and declare themselves stellar nations.
|2299||The First Galactic War begins.|
|2308||A series of of of campaigns led by the Thuldan Empire deals a serious blow to the Terran forces.|
|2311||A peace talk begun by the Terran Empire brings all swenty-six stellar nations to discuss the ending of the First Galactic War.|
|2312||The Treaty of Earth is drafted and signed. It abolishes all Earth-based superpowers, the formal recognition of twenty-five additional stellar nations and the formation of the swenty-sixth nation – the Union of Sol, to replace the Terran Empire.|
|2314||The first exploration beyond the galactic arm takes place within The Verge.|
|2316||Colonization of The Verge begins.|
|2321||Three unaffiliated colonies come together to create a 27th nation, the Orion League.|
|2330||The 27 nations are estimated to fill the majority of the Orion arm of the Milky Way, some 2,000 light years across.|
|2346||• A rebellion within the Union of Sol led by bio-engineered mutants draws the attention of the Stellar Ring. The Thuldan Empire is suspected of financing the rebellion.
• The Second Galactic War begins afterward with help from long buried animosity between the stellar nations.
|2361||• Three factions ally themselves together for stratgic purposes during the war.
• The Expansion Pentad: The Thuldan Empire, VoidCorp, the Hatire Community, the Nariac Domain, and the Dreth Commonwealth.
• The Freespace Alliance: The Orion League & the Borealis Republic.
•The Profit Confederation: Austin-Ontis Unlimited, Rigunmor Star Consortium, StarMech Collective, the Union of Sol.
|2375||The Battle of Kendai destroys the drivespace relay that maintain communication with The Verge.|
|2394||Insight breaks away from VoidCorp and joins the Freespace Alliance, taking with them Expansion Pentad secrets and plans.|
|2401||The turning point of the war is fought at the Battle of Songham. The Expansion Pentad are pushed back after almost 70 years of success.|
|2465||Three leaders from the different factions meet to discuss peace in secret. Meanwhile the war wages on.|
|2472||• The Treaty of Concord is signed, creating twelve remaining stellar nations.
• The Second Galactic War ends.
• The Galactic Concord is established from donated sectors controlled by the other twelve nations. Members are made up of individuals from every nation and every species. The Concord is charged with keeping peace between the remaining nations and standing as a moral compass for the galaxy.
|2496||The Drivespace Relay station at Kendai is repaired and the stellar ring reconnect communication to the Verge. Long-overdue S.O.S. messages flood in from Hammer’s Star at the furthest known edge of the Verge.|
|2499||A fleet made up of Galactic Concord ships and personnel set out in November towards the Tendril star system, they arrive five weeks later in late December.|