Frontier Timeline

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Note: The goal of this page is to provide an updated and consistent timeline for the history of the Frontier. This is a rough draft for now and should be edited and commented on. Feel free to make sub pages to discuss and expand on various events in the timeline. We'll clean up formatting when it gets closer to completion. The timeline will also provide links to descriptions of the various races, planets, system and organizations mentioned. Feel free to add links and flesh out as you go.

Here a link to an area on the forums page for discussions about the timeline.

Frontier Timeline

(Here's a line to the original Zebulon's Guide Timeline for comparison)

"So no more running. I aim to misbehave."—Malcolm Reynolds 01:11, 26 May 2010 (UTC) Thanks! I'll have to check it out.

The following section is a list of major events in the history of the Frontier.

10,500 pf. (Pre-Frontier) Last remnants of the mysterious Tetrach Societies die out.
950 pf. Heliopes left on Starmist by Clikks after a Clikk military exploration vessel is forced to jettison unnecessary cargo.
908 pf. First Vrusk/Dralasite contact.
902 pf. Fromeltar system discovered by Dralasites and Vrusk.
899 pf. White Light system discovered by Humans.
897 pf. K'izk-Kar system discovered by Vrusk.
893 pf. K'tsa-Kar system discovered by Vrusk.
886-878 pf. Triad and Rupert's Hole discovered by Humans in the Cassidine system.
874 pf. K'aken-Kar ssytem disovered by Vrusk.
872 pf. First Vrusk/Human contact
860 pf. Madderly's Star system discovered by Vrusk and Humans.
860 pf. Dramune system discovered by Dralasites.
860 pf. Vrusk, Dralasites, and Humans meet for the first time in the Frontier.
800 pf. The evolution of the Mechanon race begins on Volturnus.
799 pf. Theseus system discovered by Humans.
770 pf. Yazirians enter the Frontier.
770 pf. Gruna Garu and Araks systems discovered by Yazirians.
768 pf. Athor system discovered by Yazirians.
767 pf. Scree Fron system discovered by Yazirians.
767 pf. Timeon system discovered by Humans.
765 pf. Gran Quivera discovered in the Prenglar system.
765 pf. First Yazirian-Human contact.
765-4 pf. The Frontier is founded.
730 pf. Pan-Galactic Corporation started on Gran Quivera.
727 pf. Dixon's Star system discovered by Humans.
721 pf. Pale and New Pale discovered in the Truane's Star system.
701 pf. The Streel Corporation is founded on Pale.
681 pf Frontier ships enter Rim space for the first time, following contact with Capellan Free Merchant trading vessels in the Dixon's Star and Fromeltar systems. The Rim Coalition establishes cordial relations with three of the Frontier's four power blocs—the Vrusk-Dralasite Commercial Alliance, the United Kingdoms of Clarion and Cassidine, and the Port Loren Allied Treaty Organization(PLATO)—while Streel attempts to curtail the CFM's business in the Frontier—and, at the same time "acquire" the Rim worlds—touching off the Capellan War between Streel and its allies(the Yazirian worlds of the Hargut Pact)on one side, and the Rimmers on the other.

Following defeat of the Pact forces by the Rim military, relations between the two powers remain tense

679 pf. Regular trade established with the Rim planets.
205 pf. Madderly's Star system becomes a human system after the freeworld rebellion on Kdikit.
150 pf. The Pan-Galactic language accepted throughout the Frontier as a common trade tongue.
125-10 pf. 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 pf. The Greater Morass is mapped.
77-57 pf. The Xagyg Dust Nebulae is mapped from Zebulon to Fromeltar.
61 pf. The Zebulon system is discovered by Professor Alorne Zebulon, the Frontier's most noted scientist, explorer, and educator.

In his final subspace communication, Zebulon notes the existence of two life-bearing planets, which he names Anker and Volturnus.

At that point, all communication with the Zebulon expedition ceases, Streel and the government of Truane's Star—sponsors of Zebulon's expedition—dispatching four frigates to the system to investigate.

Only one badly-damaged warship limps into Pale Station weeks later, reporting the presence of a Rim garrison on Anker.

61pf. Zebulon Conflict. Streel, Truane's Star, and the other worlds of the Hargut Pact launch a full-scale assault on the Zebulon system, only to be driven back to Pale after sustaining staggering losses in ten hours of pitched battle following their emergence from the Void one light-second from Anker.

The Hargut Pact refuses to support a second attempt to take the Zebulon system, forcing Streel and the Truane's Star government to accept the Rim's occupation of Anker.

56-40 pf. The White Light Nebulae are mapped.
39-33 pf. The Yreva Nebula is mapped.
37 pf. Pan-Galactic becomes the first mega-corp in the Frontier. Streel Corp. achieves this same status a year later.
32-26 pf. Thirty-two exploration vessels are lost trying to map the Lessere Morass. Only the area between Screen Fron and Zebulon is mapped.
25 pf. A massive pirate fleet under Hatzck Naar—a giant, blood red-furred, scarred Yazirian also known as the "Star Devil"—raids the Cassidine and Prenglar systems, taking Rupert's Hole and Gollwin, respectively.

The four Frontier powers, meeting in the Clarion throne city of Valentina, immediatly call for a Common Muster of warships and other armed starships to drive the Star Devil from the Frontier.

22 pf. The Star Devil's pirate fleet is defeated off Timeon. With his flagship, the Infernal Vengance, battered to a powerless hulk by the ships of the muster, Naar is captured after a vicious boarding action and summarily ejected into space to boil slowly inside his spacesuit, as he falls toward Timeon, while many of the other surviving Star Devil vessels scatter and enter the Void, never to be seen again.

The muster is dismissed, as the four Frontier powers fall to bickering amongst themselves over who is to be credited for Naar's final defeat, and who was to blame for his amassing such a powerful force of starships in the first place.

21-10 pf. The Xagyg Dust Nebulae is mapped from Fromeltar to K'aken-Kar.
19-8 pf. 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 have been lost. Exploration of the area ceases and it is named the Vast Expanse.
10 pf. Representatives of the four major power blocs request that all explorations cease while delegates meet to form a unified defense and mutual interest organization.
3-2 pf. The First Sathar War is fought.
3 pf. The Sathar first appear. They attack the Truane's Star system.
3 pf. Pale and New Pale fall to a monstrous Sathar assault which decimates Streel and Truane's Star security forces.

The Great Exodus to Dixon's Star system takes place, greatly aided by the Capellan Free Merchants, as the Coalition's military enters the war on the side of the Frontier.

2 pf. The leaders of the Frontier powers call a second Common Muster, placing their combined force of warships(collectively referred to as the United Frontier Forces' Spacefleet, or simply Spacefleet) under the command of Admiral Vincent Morgaine, Duke of Hiatia, Lord Commander of the Guards and Marines of the United Kingdoms of Clarion and Cassidine, who immediately moves the fleet to the Cassidine system.
2 pf. 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 ships and retreat into the Void after three intense hours of combat.
2 pf. What remains of Streel's security forces and the Truane's Star military—temporarily headquartered at Laco—launch a surprise assault on Anker, which succeeds only due to the diversion of the Rim garrison to the ongoing war with the worms.

Rim garrison at Laco is diverted to Anker, where it and the briefly triumphiant Streel-Truane's Star forces are quickly wiped out to a ship by unknown forces.

2 pf. Dixon's Star system is attacked by Sathar fleet. Left completely unprotected, Laco is soon ravaged. Meanwhile Morgaine moves his fleet to the Prenglar system.
2 pf. The Sathar attack Gollwin in the Prenglar system.

The Battle of the Two Fleets is fought. The Sathar fleet is routed and destroyed, at a horrifying cost in spacers and ships to the Frontier.

Vincent Morgaine is amongst those slain in the fighting, having rammed his derelict flagship, the cruiser Oath-Bound, into the Sathar command heavy cruiser at the height of the ten-hour battle fought mostly in Gollwin's orbit.

With this mutual devastation the First Sathar War comes to an end.

1 pf. The people of Gollwin vote to re-name their planet Morgaine's World, in honor of the fallen Admiral.
1 pf. The "Grand Meeting" of leaders of the four major Frontier powers takes place on Morgaine's World.
1 f.y. (Federation Year) The United Planetary Federation, a mutual defense organization, is established. All worlds of the Frontier, expecting another Sathar invasion, immediately join. Under UPF authority, Spacefleet becomes a permanent defensive force.
1 f.y. With the Sathar defeated, the Capellan Free Merchants supply desperately needed food and other reconstruction materials to the survivors on Laco and the Pale worlds.
3 f.y. The Brotherhood of Spacers becomes the first cadre on the Frontier.
5 f.y. Star Law is established by the UPF from the best and brightest of the Frontier's security and intelligence services, as interstellar organized crime, piracy, and the discovery of the first Sathar agents to infiltrate Frontier society compel the Council of Worlds to form a single supra-planetary law enforcement agency to combat these and other threats to interstellar peace and security.

Along with the Spacefleet Admiral, the Star Law Captain General is given an ex officio seat on the Council of Worlds.

6 f.y. The First Dramune War is fought.
8 f.y. Cassidine Development Corporation is founded on Triad. The creation and growth of mega-corps proceeds at an ever-accelerating pace.
11 f.y. The Lynchpin system is discovered by Vrusk. They turn the system over to the UPF for development as a military outpost to protect that sector of the Frontier. The Lynchpin system is a military secret until the middle of SWII.
19 f.y. The Truane's Star government authorizes a four-being expedition under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Louis V. Jameison to explore the Zebulon system.

However, all subspace radio contact with the converted starliner transporting them is lost immediately after it exits the Void 150,000 kilometers from Volturnus.

Concerned over the fate of their missing expedition, yet unable, due to civil unrest on the mining colony on the super-Jovian Cygnus Omicron's ninth moon, to send a second expedition of their own to investigate, Streel and the Truane's Star government are forced to hire a party of mercenaries to both find the Jameison party and survey the Zebulon system.

All contact with this second expedition is lost, after the converted starliner chartered to carry them, the Serena Dawn, fell prey to the survivors(or at least the descendants)of Hazick Naar's once-mighty pirate fleet.

In the course of their investigations, the second expedition discovered that Volturnus' originial natives, the Eorna, were all but wiped out by a Sathar invasion over millenium ago, and, in an effort to ensure some vestige of their culture survive, the remaining Eorna had been force-evolving three other sentient natives of the planet to a point where they would be able to defeat the Sathar and carry forth Eorna ideas and culture.

The re-location of the Star Devil's remnant band, along with their discovery of certain rare earths,disrupted the Eorna's plans, triggering the ancient automated beacon left behind by the Sathar in case any spacefarers are detected anywhere within Volturnus' orbital space.

Jameison, the members of the second expidition, the surviving pirates, and all four of Volturnus' races, join forces to fight off the Sathar invasion. Initially hard-pressed, the Volturnus defenders succeed in driving back the worms and their genetically-modified attack creatures, the Sathar retreat turning into a rout with the arrival of a combined Truane's Star/Streel/Spacefleet/Rim Coalition force which devastates the Sathar fleet and finishes off their forces on the ground.

19 f.y. The Council of Worlds declares the Zebulon system—particularly Volturnus—a UPF protectorate, establishing its primary colony on the site of the former Rim base on Anker.

Later, that same year, scholars from all over the Frontier establish the University of Zebulon on Anker.

Mega-corporate pressure causes the Council of Worlds, over the objections of those in the Rim, and the Eorna, to allow limited offworld colonization of Volturnus, with a Star Law/Spacefleet contingent to ensure the official "hands off" policy is otherwise stricly enforced.

20 f.y. The Sundown system is discovered.
23-33 f.y. The Blue Plague sweeps the Frontier. Scientists believe it was brought to the Sundown system by an alien vessel that crashed on Starmist. Because of Starmist's light population, the palgue was not immediately detected and had a chance to mutate. It is believed that vermin from the planet became infeted and somehow gained entry to a ship. The ship makes several stops on the Frontier and the plague spreads rapidly. It is called the Blue Plague because of its earliest symptoms -- large blue welts that appear about the face and extremities. These welts leave horrible black scars even if the victim survives the plague.
26 f.y. Four star systems become so infested with the Blue Plague that the Council of Worlds, the diplomatic organization of the UPF, requests all races to recognize a permanent quarantine of these four star systems. The systems are designated by Greek letters. A spaceship seen leaving one of these systems is to be destroyed by Spacefleet before it has a chance to spread the plague any further.
28 f.y. Hargut, Pale, and Clarion suffer massive population losses due to the Blue Plague. All three planets are temporarily quarantined.
29 f.y. The Medical Services Organization is founded. Funding pours in from most of the Frontier worlds. Gretl Grohn is named as the MSO Chief Surgeon.
30 f.y. Vaccine for the Blue Plague is discovered at the MSO Center on Morgaine's World.
31 f.y. Star Law alerts the Council of Worlds to the potential threat of the Mechanons of Volturnus. Because the Council is currently dealing with the Blue Plague, and the usual fear and intolerance attendant with any pandemic, they are unable to do anything other than acknowledge Star Law's report.
33 f.y. The Blue Plague is eradicated from inhabited planets in the Frontier. In total, 17 million victims fell to the plague.
34 f.y. Very tough laws and penalties are laid down by both the UPF and the Council of Worlds concerning the intersystem transportation and handling of flora and fauna. Star Law is given jurisdiction over planetary imports and exports.
36 f.y. Pan-Gal system is discovered by the Pan-Galactic Corporation and becomes the first mega-corp star system.
37 f.y. New Streel system is discovered by the Streel Corporation.
38 f.y. Devco system is discovered by the Cassidine Development Corporation.
42 f.y. The Second Dramune War is fought.
46 f.y. Solar Major system discovered by WarTech Incorporated.
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.
54 f.y. The Mechanon Revolt. Mechanons on Volturnus revolt. Only through quick action on the part of Star Law is a full-scale war avoided.
57 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.
57 f.y. Liberty system discovered by the UPF. The planet Snowball is liberated from Sathar tyranny. Tacticians, politicians, andj 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 and Rim.
60 f.y. Rhianna system is discovered by the Cassidine Development Corporation, but is kept secret.
61 f.y. After over four decades of inactivity, the Sathar launch an assault against Clarion. At great cost to themselves, the Clarion Royal Marines beat back the assault.
61 f.y. The Third Dramune War is fought.
63 f.y. Streel attacks CDC operations on Alcazzar. Star Law intervenes and averts apotential Corporate War.
66 f.y. Solar Minor system discovered by SynthCorp.
70 f.y. The Mechanon civilization on Volturnus undergoes an upheaval. The majority of peaceful Mechanons migrate into the undeveloped space between Screen Fron and Dixon's Star.
77 f.y. Mechan is discovered by migrating Mechanons. Its entry into the UPF is blocked until the legal status of the Mechanons can be established.
78 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 and to prevent occurrences such as the Mechanon problem.
80-90 f.y. The Second Sathar War.
80 f.y. The Sathar capture a non-UPF system between Solar Major and Solar Minor. They dub it Outpost #1 and enslave its inhabitants. Construction begins on a planet-wide military and industrial complex intended as a permanent base for incoming Sathar supply ships and troops.
80 f.y. Sathar swarm through the Xagyg Nebula and attack Volturnus. New planet-wide battle tactics are used by the Sathar (including the massive use of diversionary, seeded monsters and cybernetically controlled creatures). The attack is a feint to draw Spacefleet to Zebulon. Task Force Cassidine is dispatched to Zebulon.
80 f.y. By going through the White Light Nebulae, Sathar Fleet #1 enters the Frontier undetected.
81 f.y. Sathar Fleet #2 and 3 attack Solar Minor. So overpowering are they that no word of the attack reaches Spacefleet.
81 f.y. Sathar Fleet #1 attacks Madderly's Star. They encounter the new Spacefleet fortress on Kdikit. Its resistance is fierce and buys the needed time for reinforcements to arrive. Inner Reach sends three frigates and a destroyer from its militia while the UPF dispatches two destroyers and two light cruisers from its non-attached ships roster.
81 f.y. The UPF mines the sector between Cassidine and Madderly's Star. Sathar Fleet #1 is driven from Madderly's Star and pursued as it tries to make its way to Fromeltar. All militia ships in the sector, including half of Task Force Prenglar, are engaged in the pursuit.
81 f.y. Task Force Cassidine crushes the Sathar feint on Zebulon, but with heavy losses. The UPF now realizes how vulnerable it is to land attacks.
81 f.y. The Rim Coalition dispatches the Flight to the other side of Lkaeok in search of Sathar supply vessels. In return they ask the UPF to station Task Force Casidine half way between Zebulon and Capella to protect the Rim home worlds in case of a Sathar Sneak attack through the Muld Nebula.
81 f.y. Strike Force Nove arrives secretly at White Light. Its commanding officer, Admiral Douglas Niles, believes more of the Sathar fleet may attack through the White Light Nebulae.
81 f.y. Sathar Fleet #2 emerges between Timeon and Prenglar, placing itself in front of the remains of Task Force Prenglar. The Battle of Prenglar begins two hours later and results in Sathar Fleet #2 scattering or destroying the reduced Task Force Prenglar.

Flush with victory, the Sathar proceed recklesslyu into the Frontier. Strike Force Nove soon engages Sathar Fleet #2. The remaining Task Force Prenglar ships return and join the battle. This running battle results in the eventual withdrawal of Sathar Fleet #2 into the White Light Nebulae.

81 f.y. Sathar Fleet #3 attempts to circumnavigate the Great Morass. Two weeks later it is engaged by long-range fighters from Moonworld. Without any knowledge of the existence of the Lynchpin system, the Sathar forge ahead expecting to find a lone spaceship. Instead, the Battle of Moonworld is joined.
82 f.y. The Coalition's Flight discovers the Sathar supply route around the Xagyg Nebula. They station themselves in deep space and proceed to destroy all incoming Sathar ships.
82 f.y. The final dregs of Sathar Fleet #1, after slipping into the Xagyg Nebula off Fromeltar, arrive back at Sathar Outpost #1 and prepare to defend to the death.
82 f.y. The Battle of Moonworld ends with three-quarters of Sathar Fleet #3 destroyed. The remaining Sathar vessels are forced to retreat into the Vast Expanse.
82 f.y. Task Force Prenglar regroups off K'aken-Kar.
82 f.y. The UPF establishes the United Planetary Federation Landfleet, the first interplanetary army raised on the Frontier. Thousands of Humma and Osakar arrive from the Rim and enlist, hoping to stop the Sathar menace before it invades their homeworlds. Many die for the Frontier, but still more stay and become citizens after the war.
82 f.y. Strike Force Nova secures the Frontier inward from Theseus.
83 f.y. A Coalition Flight long-distance probe discovers Sathar Outpost #1 and reports its location before it is destroyed.
83 f.y. The remains of Sathar Fleet #2 arrive at Outpost #1. Despite a desperate shortage of supplies caused by the Flight blockade and terrible losses from previous engagements, the Sathar have completed their construction. Outpost #1 is now a formidable fortress.
83 f.y. Three incidents occur that help the Sathar:

The Mist Stone, a sacred Capellan icon, is stolen by Sathar agents and smuggled into Outpost #1. The original copy of "Reflections of a Humble Servant" is also stolen and smuggled into Outpost #1. This work is considered by Humans to be the definitive philosophy of Dralasite civilization. Sathar war ships force the populations of Circe and Kir'Kut to evacuate their planets. They are transported to Outpost #1 and enslaved. All three incidents combine to assure that Outpost #1 is not taken by orbital bombardment.

83 f.y. Strike Force Nova retakes Solar Minor. The fighting is fierce and half of the Strike Force and all of the Sathar holding force is destroyed.
83 f.y. The Battle of the Blockade. A reinforcement fleet from Sathar Space is challenged by the Flight. Half of the Sathar Fleet, most of them fighting ships, escape but all troop ships are destroyed. About one half of the Flight is eliminated.
84 f.y. The Flight is greatly increased by reinforcements from the Rim. Wing #1, the original Flight, rendezvous with Task Force Prenglar. Battered and weary, they still insist on joining the siege of Outpost #1 with the Frontier forces. This group of Rim spacers quickly gains notoriety in the Frontier and greatly enhances UPF-Rim relations. They are known as the Raging Rimmers.

Wing #2 takes up the blockade position. Wing #3 is charged with thedefense of the home worlds. Task Force Cassidine sails for Solar Minor. The Sathar begin mining operations on the moons of Outpost #1.

84 f.y. Dralasites and the Coalition insist that a diplomatic mission be sent to Outpost #1. The Sathar agree to meet three months later to discuss a possible treaty. Non-Sathar agents represent Sathar interests at the meetings. Diplomatic talks are held for another 18 months with no results. During that time the Sathar strengthen their defeses and repair their ships. The UPF Landfleet is given time to become a formidable army.
86 f.y. Task Force Cassidine joins Strike Force Nova around Solar Minor. Four months later, Capellan Free Merchantmen transport the Landfleet to the Solar Major and Solar Minor Fleets. Many Ifshnit remain in the Frontier after the war and begin the Free Merchant trade system throughout the UPF planets. They will become so firmly entrenched in Frontier life that the mega-corps will not be able to force them out, and eventually accept them as another mega-corp.
87 f.y. The Battle of Five Fleets. In a pincer action, Task Force Prenglar, Coalition Wing #1, Task Force Cassidine, and the remnants of Strike Force Nova attack the Outpost #1 system. Outpost itself is a mammoth world with two planet-sized moons. The entire year is spent destroying the remnants of the Sathar Fleet, the minefields orbiting the planet, the small fighter squadrons the Sathar captured on the two conquered worlds, and the moon's mining and defensive operations. Lost in the action is the rest of Strike Force Nova, except for the battleship Admiral Clinton, half of Task Force Cassidine, and all but two destroyers from Coalition Wing #1.
88-90 f.y. The Siege of Outpost. Task Force Prenglar blockades Outpost #1 while Landfleet is shuttled in under intense fire. The land battles take two years to complete. At the end of hostilities, no Sathar survive and 40% of Landfleet is destroyed. Among the Landfleet dead, 30% are non-Frontier citizens. Most of the Ifshnit, Osakar, and Humma who have served the UPF during the war settle down on the UPF Frontier worlds.
91 f.y. The University of Zebulon receives Frontier. Its facilities on Anker increase over the next 20 years until they are larger than most Frontier cities.
92 f.y. Solar Minor is resettled.
93 f.y. The Frontier worlds decide that a permanent, but scaled down, UPF Landfleet force must be maintained at all times for the defense of the Frontier.
95 f.y. Outpost #1 is established asa UPF military base. The "Hoppin' Hundred and Eighth," a spearhead Humma division, is stationed there permanently.
96 f.y. Galactic Task Force and MercCo fight the first post-SWII Corporate War over settlement rights on a moon orbiting Alcazzar in the Rhianna system. Hostilities quickly spread to include all seven of Alcazzar's moons and over a half dozen mega-corps. The Corporate Wars begin in earnest.
97 f.y. The first Star Law graduating class containing Ifshnits, Humma, and Osakar finish their training. The violent outbursts threatened by a few radical cults never appear.
98 f.y. The Rim and the UPF enter into multiple defense treaties and economic trade agreements, but the Coalition gives severe warnings to all mega-corps that their militancy will not be tolerated in the Rim. Tourism between the UPF and Rim is established and is immediately successful. The Frontier now officially includes the Rim Worlds.
99 f.y. Star Law is invited to the Rim to help the Coalition train their own planetary branches.
100 f.y. The Rim's Age of Adventure begins as hundreds of exploratory vessels are sent out to make the unknown regions surrounding the Rim.
102-106 f.y. The Rim side of the Lesser Morass is mapped.
103 f.y. The firstRim Star Law agents appear. The structure is identical to the UPF Star Law organization.
104-111 f.y. The Rim side of the Xagyg Dust Nebula is mapped.
105 fy. Star LAw is given equal powers, rights, and jurisdiction in both the Rim and UPF systems for interplanetary and interstellar crimes. While it works mainly with the local law enforcement agencies, Star Law is recognized as the only law enforcement force with full authority throughout the entire Frontier.
105 f.y. An altered Mechanon assassinates the Governor of Zebulon. The UPF suspects that the Sathar may be establishing an extensive spy and terrorist network. The possible Sathar use of mechanical life forms, such as the Mechanonss, as agents becomes a prime investigative goal of Star Law.
106 f.y. The Mechanons are officially informed by the UPF that they are not considered a stable enough society, at this time, to be allowed equal status in the UPF. They are forthwith considered "wards of the Federation." Their protection and supervision are the responsibility of the Council of Worlds. While most Mechanons accept this as a necessary step toward independence, some rebel and go underground, swearing to avenge their race. Many of these are suspected of being Sathar agents.
106-111 f.y. Mapping of the Rim side of the Xagyg Nebula is completely up to the Klaeok system.
107 f.y. The A.I.P.S. is formed. Except for the Capellan Free Merchants, who were introduced into the UPF society under unusual circumstances, it is the first mega-corp voluntarily created by smaller companies in an effort to resist merger or take-over attempts by existing mega-corps.
108 f.y. In an effort to stem the growing numbers of Corporate Wars, the UPF and Coalition worlds grant Star Law the authority to recruit and use mercenaries and to establish the Star Law Psi-Corps, a special branch of Mentalist-disciplined officers.
109 f.y. Mego-corp recruitment doubles in non-enforcer professions. A trend of smaller and cheaper skirmishes or espionage missions to replace the larger, more expensive Corporate Wars begins to show. Over the next two years the term "Corporate War" comes to mean a war of intelligence gathering, tactical enforcement procedures, and industrial sabotage rather than full-scale military operations.
109 f.y. Long-range probe ships are sent into suspected Sathar space away from the Rim and UPF systems on the other side of the Xagyg Dust Nebula. It is hoped these probes can answer the question of where the Sathar come from.
110 f.y. A human assassin fails in his attempt to shoot Queanee Kloonanu, chairman of the Council of Worlds. A small bioform is found attached to the human's back. Scientific studies show it to be some kind of intelligent, parasitic organism with the same genetic make-up as Sathar specimens. Authorities believe it to be a new Sathar method of controlling agents. See-through apparel becomes fashionable almost immediately.
111 f.y. The University of Zebulon publishes the first volume of Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space, a multi-volumne collection of confirmed flora, fauna, cultures, devices, customs, and history of the known Frontier. It is considered the definitive work on the Frontier and is immensely popular.
111 f.y. Mapping of the Xagyg Dust Nebula continues from Klaeok and K'aken-Kar.
111 f.y. The Grand Celebration, commemorating 111 years of the UPF treaty is planned for the entire year. Gala social functions, parades, and celebrations are planned on every planet in the UPF and even some in the Rim.