The Timeline

The Galactic Standard Calendar

While every star nation has it's own calendar to measure the passage of years, long ago, the galactic community, in a time of peace and cooperation long past, developed and implemented what is now known as the Galactic Standard Calendar, or GSC, a standardized measurement of hours, days, months and years that is recognized and utilized by all major factions as a common time keeping tool in their interaction with each other. This calendar does not replace individual star nations own calendars within their own borders.

The GSC is derived from the old Earth calendar, measuring time as the following; a year is made up of 365 twenty-four hour long days.

Timeline

The Current year in the setting is: 3018 gsc

  • -145,003,018 gsc Aliens (The Ancients) Dinonapped a large population of Dinosaurs from Earth.
  • -7,251,509 gsc: The Kǒnglóng's World ships reached their furthest point from the edge of the galaxy, “into the black.” The ships turned back towards the dim light of the Milky Way, returning to a fate yet unknown.
  • -85 gsc: The Kishargal launch their first manned spacecraft.
  • 1214 gsc: Establishment of the Constitutional Dominion of Ersetu
  • 2018 gsc: Abducted Human colonists, called “The Third Children” are placed on Jord by an unknown alien species.
  • 2118 gsc: Establishment of the Gartagen Union
  • 2378 gsc: Departure of the deep space colony vessel UESS Pioneer from Earth, which subsequently vanishes into a fold space-time vortex after it's sabotaged fold drive miss jumps.
  • 2424 gsc: The newly refitted UESS Voyager is highjacked by Earth's fleeing Augment populace (who would eventually found the Tai Pan Empire) and jump away to parts unknown.
  • 2551 gsc Emergence of the colony vessel Pioneer from fold space and arrival of the first Humans in this sector of the galaxy. Due to it's fold drive sabotage, the vessel is forced to undergo it's journey to the nearest star system at sub-light with the crew and colonists in hypersleep
  • 2818 gsc: Kǒnglóng's worldships arrive in the system they proceeded to name Sol β.
  • 2838 gsc: All the planets within the Sol β system have been colonized with a variety of colonies. Konglong eyes turn towards the stars.
  • 2891 gsc: UESS Pioneer colonizes a barren desert world they name Eden, establishing the United Earth colony of Eden on February 5, 2891
  • 2920 gsc: United Earth Colony of Eden and it's growing sphere of influence reestablished as the Interstellar Alliance.
  • 2958 gsc: The Taianese arrive in the sector and begin to colonize, renaming their base of operations to Liang System, and formally establish the Empire of Tai Pan.
  • 2969 gsc: The War of Liang begins as native Elves rally to wipe the Taianese off the planet.
  • 2975 gsc: Initially embroiled in civil war over whether or not to intervene, 300 of Liang's angels become Fallen in order to aid the Elves, only to witness The War of Liang conclude with the destruction of the planet's Node and the surrounding Elvish forces by orbital bombardment.
  • 2978 gsc: Liang (Tai Pan) system's organic population is decimated by the emergence of an alien disease.
  • 2979 gsc: The 4 Wars of Secession begin in Taianese Space. Each time, the combined Elf-Human army forces meet crushing defeat. Some of the humans start to believe that perhaps the elves were the ones that created the bioplague.
  • 2983 gsc: The 1st war of Secession ends.
  • 2984 gsc: The 2nd War of Secession begins.
  • 2989 gsc: The 2nd War of Secession ends. The Interstellar Alliance pulls its support of the Rebellion and evacuates its citizens under a ceasefire agreement with Empire of Tai Pan. Any remaining Alliance citizens give up their citizenship and become citizens of Tai Pan. Others continue to fight.
  • 2990 gsc: The Emperor of Tai Pan, along with a massive fleet of warships and legions of soldiers on a The Grand Crusade in an attempt to expand to the galactic east; it never returns and his successor - now The Immortal Emperor - takes the eternal throne.
  • 2996 gsc: The 3rd War of Secession begins with former Alliance citizens allying with the Elven government against the Tai Pan.
  • 2998 gsc: The 3rd War of Secession ends. The Elven government agrees to withdraw into gated cities and become isolationists, signing an agreement of surrender to Tai Pan and vow to never take up arms again.
  • 2999 gsc: A insurgent group of Elves and humans make a final effort to Secede from Tai Pan and fail. The 4th and final war of Secession ends with the televised public execution of the insurgent leaders.
  • 3008 gsc: The Wangdaio Colonies are settled by Taianese settlers that soon take advantage of their distance from the heart of Tai Pan to declare their independence.
  • 3009 gsc: The Principality of Prydain commits The Violation of Nanjing, creating the Sutākame for a terror attack on the civilian populace to demonstrate their power, successfully humiliating Tai Pan in the process.
  • 3010 gsc: The Wangdiao Colonies go dark and are consumed in civil conflict; sensing weakness, the now freed Sutākame ravish the planets for resources while Xeno slavers prey on escaping refugees.
  • 3015 gsc: The Wangdiao Colonies' survivors are recovered and evacuated to other systems, and integrated into the Interstellar Alliance and back into Tai Pan.
  • 3017 gsc: Tai Pan displaces its less desirable population of immigrants and organics to Kowloon Special Political District and grants them the ability to self-govern.
  • 3018 gsc: Current year
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  • Last modified: 2018/10/11 14:43
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