Timeline

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.
2024
  • The Earth nation of Ireland is unified after over a century of violence. The reunification is considered to be largely the result of the use of terrorism as a political instrument.
  • The unemployed, homeless, and mentally ill that went uncared for in America unite and after a massive riot were finally successful in making the government reevaluate how the underprivileged were cared for.
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
2032
  • The first manned mission to Mars is initiated.
  • The Internet serves as a foundation for The Grid, a lifelike interactive environment with real-time visual communication.
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.
2036
  • The United Nations ratifies the motion that no person shall be condemned by the actions of his/her ancestors or forbears.
  • Hovercars are invented
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.
2042
  • IBM releases Mr. Smith, a bipedal addition to the Jeeves unit that could operate outside the home.
  • Major League Baseball (worldwide) plays its final World Series.
2045 World population begins to threaten global resource supply.
2047
  • “The Big One” hits Los Angeles and sinks most of the city. Over a million fatalities occur. The western seaboard of America is cataclysmicly altered. The world come together to mourn those lost.
  • The first fusion generator is developed and its specs released for free on The Grid. Energy consumption worries are relieved and a period of global peace begins.
  • Six global organizations come to power and unite the majority of the world; the American States, the European Union, the Asiatic Federation, the Pacific Bloc, the Indo-African League, and Microtel (a series of telecommunication and digital software companies that purchased the quake-ravaged wasteland of western America.)
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.

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