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Campaign Timeline

Postby Terl Obar » Fri May 09, 2008 1:06 pm

This timeline is adapted from the one in Zebulon's Guide to reflect the events of this campaign.

A Brief History of the Frontier

950 p.f. - Heliopes left on Starmist by Clikks after a Clikk military exploration vessel is forced to jettison unnecessary cargo.
800 p.f. - The evolution of the Mechanon race begins on Volturnus.
410 p.f. - First Vrusk/Dralasite contact.
360 p.f. - First Vrusk/Human Contact.
302 p.f. - Fromeltar system discovered by Dralasites.
300 p.f. - Vrusk, Dralasites, and Humans meet for the first time on the Frontier.
299 p.f. - Theseus system discovered by Humans.
270 p.f. - Yazarians enter the Frontier.
260 p.f. - Grand Quivera discovered in the Prenglar system.
256-248 p.f - Pirates first appear in various sectors throughout the Frontier.
249 p.f. - Triad and Rupert's Hole found in the Cassidine system.
230 p.f. - Pan-Galactic corporation started on Gran Quivera.
220 p.f. - Dixon's Star System discovered by Humans.
210 p.f. - Madderly's Star system discovered by Vrusk and Humans.
205 p.f. - Madderly's Star system becomes a Human system after the free-world rebellion on Kdikit.
170 p.f. - Dramune system discovered by Dralasites.
168 p.f. - Athor System discovered by Yazarians.
161 p.f. - K'tsa-Kar system discovered by Vrusk.
156 p.f. - K'aken-Kar system discovered by Vrusk.
155 p.f. - Gruna Garu system discovered by Yazarians.
152 p.f. - Timeon system discovered by Humans.
150 p.f. - The Pan-Galactic language accepted throughout the Frontier as a common trade language.
146 p.f. - Kizk'-Kar system discovered by Vrusk.
139 p.f. - Kraatar system discovered by Humans.
129 p.f. - Araks system discovered by Yazarians.
125-10 p.f. - The Age of Adventure. The discovery and exploration of new planets slows down for the next century while the major races concentrate on mapping the hazards and boundaries of the Frontier. Hundreds of exploration vessels and brave spacers are lost during this time. Meanwhile, the discovered planets begin to develop. Thousands of fortunes are made and lost during the Age of Adventure.
124-78 p.f. - The Greater Morass is mapped.
94 p.f. - Scree Fron system discovered by Yazarians.
77-57 p.f. - The Xagyg Dust Nebula is mapped from Zebulon to Fromeltar.
60 p.f. - White Light system discovered by Humans.
56-40 p.f. - White Light Nebulae are mapped.
39-33 p.f. - The Yreva Nebula is mapped.
37 p.f. - Pan-Galactic becomes the first mega-corp in the Frontier.
32-26 p.f. - Thirty-two exploration vessels are lost trying to map the Lesser Morass. Only the area between Scree Fron and Zebulon are mapped.
25 p.f. - A small pirate fleet under Hatzck Naar raids the Cassidine and Prenglar systems. The first Common Muster is called.
22 p.f. - Hatzck Narr's pirate fleet is defeated off Timeon. Narr is ejected into space and slowly boils inside his spacesuit as he falls toward Timeon. The muster is dismissed.
21-10 p.f - The Xagyg Dust Nebula is mapped from Fromeltar to K'aken-Kar.
19-8 p.f. - The area beyond the Greater Morass claims hundreds of exploration vessels. Though it is believed that most Frontier races came from beyond the Greater Morass, all information about their origins has been lost. Exploration of the area ceases and it is named the Vast Expanse.
10 p.f. - Representatives of the four major races request that all explorations cease while delegates meet to from a unified defence and mutual interest organization.
3-2 p.f. - The First Sathar War is fought.
3 p.f. - The Sathar first appear. They attack the Truane's Star system. Pale and New Pale fall. The Great Exodus to Dixon's Star system takes place.
2 p.f. - The four races muster a spaceship fleet. The second Common Muster is called and put under the command of Admiral Morgaine, who immediately moves the fleet to the Cassidine system.
- The Battle of Triad. Morgaine's fleet performs a surprise attack on the invading Sathar Fleet intent on ravaging Triad. The Sathar lose a third of their fleet.
- Dixon's Star system is attacked by the Sathar Fleet. Completely unprotected it is soon ravaged. Meanwhile Morgaine moves his fleet to the Prenglar system.
- The Sathar attack Gran Quivera in the Prenglar System. The Battle of the Two Fleets is fought. The Sathar fleet is routed and destroyed. Morgaine's fleet is seriously depleted and Morgaine dies in battle. With this mutual devastation the First Sathar War comes to an end.
1 p.f. - Morgaine's World in the Prenglar System is named after the fallen Admiral.
- The "Grand Meeting" of leaders of the four races takes place on Morgaine's World.
1 f.y.(Federation Year) - The United Planetary Federation, a mutual defense organization is established. All the worlds of the Frontier, expecting another Sathar invasion, immediately join. Under UPF authority, Spacefleet becomes a permanent defensive force.
2 f.y. - The Streel Corporation is founded on Pale.
3 f.y. - The Brotherhood of Spacers becomes the first cadre on the Frontier.
5 f.y. - Star Law is established by the UPF.
- The Capellan Free Merchants first appear on the Frontier bringing desperately needed food to the survivors on Laco and Gran Quivera.
6 f.y. - The First Dramune War is fought.
8 f.y. - The Cassidine Development Corporation is founded on Triad. The creation and growth of mega-corps proceeds at an ever-accelerating pace.
28 f.y. - Very tough laws and penalties are laid down by both the UPF and the Council of Worlds concerning the inter-system transportation and handling of flora and fauna. Star Law is given jurisdiction over planetary imports and exports.
- The Zebulon system is discovered by Professor Alorne Zebulon, the Frontier's most noted scientist, explorer, and educator.
36 f.y. - The Second Dramune War is fought.
48 f.y. - The first exploration team sent to Zebulon is lost.
49 f.y. - A second team of explorers is sent to Zebulon. They discover previous Sathar presence on the planet. A Sathar Battle Fleet enters the Zebulon system and is defeated by Strike Force Nova.
50-60 f.y. - Laco's War. PGC and Streel wage the first Corporate War on Laco. The UPF eventually steps in and empowers an inter-mega-corporate commission to resolve the differences. Other mega-corps study Laco's War as a possible legal precedent for solving disputes.
51 f.y. - Rhianna system discovered by the Cassidine Development Corporation's exploration ship Twilight Moon, but is kept secret.
53 f.y. - Streel attacks CDC operations on Alcazzar. A special CDC strike force is sent to the planet to retaliate. Star Law intervenes and averts a potential Corporate War.
54 f.y. - Tough new guidelines for legal ownership of a system or planet are laid down by the UPF and The Council of Worlds. The guidelines are designed to halt mega-corp expansion.
56 f.y. - The DSS Gullwind makes the Dramune Run.
- The Third Dramune War is fought.
59-60 f.y. - The Sundown system is discovered. Heliope culture discovered. Sathar presence on planet removed. Sathar Heavy Cruiser enters system and is destroyed by Sathar planetary defence system manned by members of the Four Races.
64 f.y. - Attempt by an officer of the Clarion Royal marines (White Light system) to deliver the CMS Osprey to the Sathar.
- Sathar destroyer raid on the White Light system.
67 f.y. - The Waller Nexus system is discovered by the UPF survey ship Eleanor Moraes. The only habitable planet, Mahg Mar, is the site of the first UPF mutiny.
- Liberty system discovered by the UPF. The planet Snowball is liberated from Sathar tyranny. Tacticians, politicians, and exobiologists are given a chance to study Sathar machinery and methods first hand because of the information gathered by the populace during their occupation. It is feared that many pockets of Sathar tyranny exist all around the Frontier.
68 f.y. - Current year
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