The Fading Suns Timeline: Introduction Edit
Compiled 8/2000, revision 6/2003
Contributors & Acknowledgements Edit
The following people were instrumental in collating information for this timeline:
Chris Hogan (Core,LotKW,CP,SC,PC,IS:1&2), Mark Fender(MotJW,CotG,DBtS,WP), Eric Brennan (FL:T)Jeffj1014 (PotCS), Chuck "Darshu" Payne (LotE), Blair Monroe (BII), Xeus(WitH:LW), Jack Oldham (SC2,WitH:H,AE:V,IS 3-6,H&O,S&R,SB,OR)
Chris Hogan eventually collated the timeline in a booze-fuelled fit of extreme boredom in August 2000. I would like to acknowledge the assistance rendered by all the other contributors on the Fading Suns Mailing List (with especial thanks to Derek Gruder and Jonas Gabrielson). I would also like to thank Bill Bridges and the rest of the Holistic Design team for giving us something to collate in the first place. Additional compilation and some spell checks by Holger Daniels in June 2003 & February 2004.
Editorial Comment Edit
Comments on inconsistencies and omissions in the various elements of the complete timeline have been retained as the original authors presented them.
This timeline takes as its main source the 2nd Edition Fading Suns rulebook (hereafter referred to as 'Core') however, it also includes information from the 1st edition rulebook and "Complete Pandemonium" (hereafter 'CP'). Where dates contradict one another I have taken the more recent citation as the correct one. Divergences from this are noted in the text. The core rulebook appears to contain remarkably few dates for a book of its size, time periods are generally left nebulous in this tome and expanded upon elsewhere.
Although it contains a great deal of information the Player's Companion has a paucity of specific dates for events. As a consequence of this I have been forced to approximate and estimate many of the dates below on the basis of information available from other sources (notably DbtS, IS2 and LotKW).
Note: The date of 2680 given for first contact with the Hironem of Cadiz has become a cause of some confusion recently. Other sources (notably the history section of the Rulebook) claim that the first alien race encountered by humanity were the Shantor of Shaprut. It is possible, although unlikely, that the date given for first contact with the Hironem in the Player's Companion is in fact a typo for 2780. However, even this later date conflicts with information claiming that the Obun were the second race contacted by humanity in 2797...
A second, more intriguing, option for the first contact conundrum was suggested by Jonas Gabrielson on the Fading suns Mailing List. He theorises that the Hironem were indeed contacted before the Shantor, but that the contacting organization (House Gloucester, which had interests on b oth Cadiz and Severus at the time) kept their discovery secret so as to "steal a march" on other organizations in buying up Hironem lands on Cadiz. I have adopted his suggestion, but retained the 'official' first contact dates as HDI presented them.
Some aspects of this are clarified in the Ascorbites & Hironem book (OR). Star Crusade
Although part of this timeline is a direct copy of those presented in the Vuldrok and Kurga timeline on pages 13 and 79 of "Star Crusade" much additional information has been added from other dates given in that volume. Where no specific dates were available they were extrapolated from data available elsewhere (these dates are noted as being approximate).
Dates in the Kurgan Caliphal Calender (dated from the coronation of Juhangiz Turhan as the first Caliph) can be determined by deducting 4472 years from dates given in the 'AD' schema common to the Known Worlds.
I have been unable to determine an exact date for the millirice famine on Rauhina/Hargard which supposedly led to the Vuldrok-Hawkwood estrangement. Any input on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Children of the Gods
The main source of contention in this book is the date of the foundation of the so called Parliament of Speakers by the Obun and Ukari peacemakers Virta HanLoaaj's and Dyn'dran Oed Nata. Different sources give varying dates for the foundation of this institution. For the sake of completeness I have retained both in the timeline below and allow the reader to draw their own conclusions on which is more likely, valid or appropriate for their own purposes.
Dark Between the Stars
Please note that there is little to no information on Dervishes, Sathra, or Antimony in the book. Those sections were noticeably lacking in dates except for the exceptionally vague "During the 2nd Republic." Once the timeline is a little closer to being completed, I can go back through this and maybe fill in some closer approximations
Forbidden Lore: Technology
Hello, all! Here's my bit toward the timeline project...once again, a lot of dates weren't given, but what was given or could be extrapolated past "during the Second republic" is here for your viewing pleasure.
Cue to dating inconsistencies in the book two dates have been moved to a hundred years later than their official dates in order to fit continuity. These dates are noted with an asterisk (*) by their date number.
Imperial Surveys 5: Decados Fiefs
Inconsistence marked (*): Uh, not too sure about this. The book describes this as occurring 2000 years before human contact, but this means that the current Hironem caste system grew up after the War in the Heavens, and presumably while the Vau were restricted to their homeworld. Should probably be closer to 100AD.
Three different dates are given for the start of the Ukar-Human Wars. The most recent - the 2nd Edition corebook - puts the start at 2855. The 1st Edition corebook had the Ukar-Human Wars starting in 2955, and Children of the Gods has the wars lasting from 2995 to 3045. If the 2nd Edition timeline is adopted, a number of dates from Children of the Gods need editing. It may be the simplest way to handle this is to assume the "shift" between Ukar (DK) dating and AD is not 770 years, as Children of the Gods suggests, but 910 years -- or the shift varies. If a Kordeth year is slightly less than an Urth year, the gap may grow as time progresses.
The following abbreviations are used to indicate the sources for each entry in this timeline.
Fading Suns Rulebook (2nd Edition) = "Core"
Fading Suns Players Companion = "PC"
Lords of the Known Worlds = "LotKW"
Star Crusade = "SC"
Star Crusade 2: Lost Worlds = "SC2"
Byzantium Secundus = "BII"
Children of the Gods = "CotG"
Dark between the Stars = "DbtS"
Forbidden Lore: Technology = "FL:T"
Legions of the Empire = "LotE"
Weird Places = "WP"
Merchants of the Jumpweb = "MotJW"
Priests of the Celestial Sun = "PotCS"
Imperial Survey 1: Hawkwood Fiefs = "IS1"
Imperial Survey 2: al-Malik Fiefs = "IS2"
Imperial Survey 3: Hazat Fiefs = "IS3"
Imperial Survey 4: Li Halan Fiefs = "IS4"
Imperial Survey 5: Decados Fiefs = "IS5"
Imperial Survey 6: Imperial Fiefs = "IS6"
Alien Expeditions: Vorox = "AE: V"
War in the Heavens: Hegemony = "WitH: H"
Heretics and Outsiders = "H&O"
Stellar Bestiary = "SB"
Orphaned Races: Ascorbites & Hironem = "OR"
The Timeline Edit
7-10 million years ago - Estimates for the date of sentience amongst the Oro'ym (PC, 152).
c. 1,700,OOO BC - The Ur-Obun-Ur-Ukar drink from the waters of life (CotG p. 52)
40,000 BC - Oldest dated Annunaki ruin (Core, 17).
40,000 B.C.-100 A.D. - Annunaki active in universe. They create the system of jumpgates allowing interstellar travel, involve themselves in affairs of various races-including Ur-Obun, Vau, Oroy'm, and others, involve themselves in a war, and finally disappear from universe, leaving behind jumpgates, philosopher stones, gargoyles, ruins, and clues left behind in myths of races.
12000 BC - Oro'ym supposedly visit Earth to about 6,000BC (PC, 153).
c.5500 BC - First instances of live young (as opposed to laying eggs) amongst the Oro'ym (PC, 154).
730 BC - The Noddavitya ("Book of War") compiled by the shaman-bards of Hakar. This work was meant to preserve Ur-Ukar origins and wars on Ur-Obun before the knowledge grew old and helped define aspects of the Banjak religion. (CotG p. 52).
c.600(*) - Date of the earliest surviving Hironem records. This period is known as the God Time, in which the current civilisation was founded, following the destruction of the city-states of Nahrezaz. (IS5, 25)
1622 - Tathdun Maj Tandir, later known as Ronga, born (CotG p. 53).
1702 - Ronga dies (CotG p. 53)
1800 - Vau reach space (Core, 17).
1866 - Founding of Bintaru (CotG p. 15)
1873 - Chronicles of Olannon written (CotG p. 15)
c.1900 A leading imperial city on Cadiz is destroyed by a comet. Later human historians suspect Vau involvement in this event. (IS5, 25) The Vau alter their policy towards many of the aliens within the Hegemony, offering them greater autonomy. The Mandarin placed in charge of the Manshogo world of Sar resists this, and is forced to flee the Hegemony. He travels to Saolleth (Cadiz), where he attempts to mould the native Hironem into a society resembling that of the Vau. (OR, 59)
2023 - Ur-Obun Federation globalizes (CotG p. 15).
2258 - Successful moon colony on Dyand established (CotG p. 52).
Age of The First Republic Edit
2305 - Humans discover Terran Jumpgate past Pluto's orbit, openning up interstellar FTL flight.
2300s - Ur-Ukar settle Aylon (IS2, pg 18). Human dissidents involved in a failed revolution in South America settle on Vera Cruz. They later form the basis for House Chauki (IS3, 18). New Mecca is discovered by the energy consortium IOPEC (IS6, 3). Tethys is settled by the progressive agricorp Verdeco (IS6, 8). Sathraists fleeing First Republic authorities discover Sonatath. 20 years later they are forced to abandon the planet to Zaibatsu forces (IS5. 9). The expansion of the Vau Hegemony ends, following a series of ill omens, including the disappearance of the star Hashat (WitH:H, 19). The Shamash, God-King of the Hironem, gains control of all of Cadiz(IS5, 25).
2350 - First colonist unrest recorded (BII p. 15).
2395 - Delphi discovered (IS1, pg 1).
2400 - New Mecca has become an extremely successful venture (BII p. 13)
c.2400 - Dr Simon Dey formulates his "Extinction Hypothesis", linking the disappearance of the Annunaki to a meteor strike on Earth 65 million years ago. (SC2, 50) Sao Paulo (later Nowhere) is discovered. (IS6, 17) The God-King of the Hironem has an affair with his Warrior caste bodyguard, leading to the birth of an illegitimate son, Nas Shva. (OR, 62)
2400s - The poet Ban'on Be'n Kilou writes ‘’The al-Malyanna’’, an opus which later formed the basis of House al-Malik philosophy (LotKw, pg 94). Leminkainen discovered and purchased from the First Republic by Agricorp Interstellar and Dextrite Medical Interplanetary (IS1, pg 16). Gwynneth discovered (IS1, pg 24).
2442 – William Collier survives a crash-landing onto the planet Moat, becoming the first pilot to successfully reach the surface and opening it up for colonization. The planet is renamed in his honour. (SC2, 92)
2473 – Collier’s Landing declares its independence. (SC2, 93)
2477 – Usuturak Civil War begins. Many colonists forced to return home (CotG p. 52).
2498 - Traditional birthdate of Manuel Porfirio Zuran (p. 137 PotCS)
c.2500 - Humanity has discovered 25 solar systems and started colonies on 20 of them (BII p. 15) Rise of the nobility, beginning of the collapse of the First Republic (Core, 17). Tentative date for the human settlement of Madoc. Chaucha is discovered and settled by many small independent groups of colonists. (IS5, 17) Sathra Insurrection ends (BII p. 15) Khayyam discovered from Sathra's Boon (Sutek) by Hwai Lo (Twyluh?) of Sutek (SC, 48). The oldest Annunaki ruins are dated to 40,000 BC, disproving Dey’s Extinction Hypothesis. (SC2, 50)
Age of Diaspora Edit
2500 - Diaspora Begins.
2505 – Ravenna discovered (IS1, pg 9).
2506 – Ustarak Civil War ends.
c.2550 - Tentative date for earliest human settlement on Shaprut and discovery of the Shantor. Hira discovered from Khayyam and colonized (SC, 13). Tentative date for creation of the Mongke Yildiz Observatory (SC, 48).
2600 - First Republic collapses due to new outworld governments, including new noble houses. This reaches its peak in the battle for New Istanbul (now Byzantium Secundus). Battle of New Istanbul - First Republic loses New Istanbul - later known as Byzantium Secundus (LotKW, pg 89)
c. 2600 - First mention of the name ‘Li-Halan' in extant records (LotKW, pg 70) Conflict breaks out in the Ravenna system between the governing corporations and dissidents. Rebels trying to flee to Gwynneth discover and colonise Twilight. (SC2, 104) Several Sibanzi lead a major revolt against the God-King of the Hironem. The region of Teoghel gains independence, and begins to dismantle the caste system. (OR, 62)
2609 – Wolf's Lament (originally known as Seepcombe) discovered, the colony fails within fifty years of its foundation (SC, 79).
2610 - Death of Robert Windsor-Habsburg, Zenobiah becomes Governor of Delphi (LotKW, pg 14). Severus is discovered by an independent corporation. The first survey teams are killed by local wildlife, and the planet is sold to House Gloucester. (IS5, 1)
2633 – Ur-Obun records on spaceflight found (CotG p. 37).
2634 – Ur-Obun achieve spaceflight (CotG p. 15).
2680 - Human colony established on Cadiz (PC, 135).
2682-2683 First contact with the Hironem by House Gloucester (PC, 135). For reasons of their own House Gloucester does not reveal the existence of an intelligent alien race on Cadiz to the wider universe. (IS5, 25:first date)
2685 – Edgar Vollmak dies (PC, 53).
2698 – House Gloucester make contact with the God-King of the Hironem. The God-King demands a huge sum in technology to confirm the land sales made by the rebels, which House Gloucester agree to. (OR, 63)
2700 - Intelligence of Shantor discovered, effective date of first contact (Core, 17). Shantor are subjugated. According to later legend, Cadavus is controlled by Durargo, a powerful antinomist. He is later defeated by the Prophet. (SB, 6)
2711 – Dr. Viktor Domokos Erling comes to Tethys to live with Amalthea's family (p. 101 PotCS) Amalthea experiences the “Miracle on the Hill" (p. 102 PotCS), after which she claims to communicate with Ahnkelbion, an Empyrean. (IS6, 8)
2721 - First Contact with Etyri.
Age of Miracles Edit
2734 – Ur-Obun colonize solar system (CotG p. 15).
2745* - Corporate interests abandon the planet of Beelzebub in the face of the Vau, leaving behind a small number of colonists. (WitH:H, 22) (*This is the date given for first contact with the Vau. It is assumed that Apshai was retaken by the Vau in the same year.)
c.2750 - Rebels on Twilight finally surrender to local nobles. (SC2, 104)
2753 - Birth of Palamedes (p. 22 PotCS)
2797 - First contact with the Ur-Obun (CotG, 15 & 21).
c.2800 – House Hamid of New Istanbul loses territory to both Ur-Ukar raids and other noble houses. (IS6, 3) Large-scale settlement of Sao Paulo begins. (IS6, 17) First contact with the Oro'ym on Madoc (PC, 156). Human and Oro'ym diseases ravage each others' populations (PC, 154). Native American colonists under Wolf Cries in the Night succeed in colonizing Wolf's Lament after the legendary sacrifice of his daughter Tingleska First Dawn to the Tundra-Wolves (SC, 114). House Gloucester expands its control over Cadiz by purchasing land from regional Sibanzi without the permission of the God-King. When Hironem territory is cut back to Turaz, the God-King demands the return of sold land. In response, Gloucester begins arming its settlements, with Hawkwood assistance. (OR, 63)
2802 - First Contact with Oro'ym.
2803 – Ven Lohji converts (CotG p. 15).
2818 – House Decados lays claim to all House Gloucester holdings (LotKW, pg 32, IS5 p.1). The Decados claim the Gloucester holdings on Cadiz, which now cover the majority of the planet. (The existence of the Hironem is finally revealed to the Known Worlds) (IS5, 26). First contact between the Ascorbites of Severus and the Decados. After initial troubles the two settle into an amicable, if rather distant, working relationship (PC, 145). After the Decados take-over of House Gloucester, relations with the Hironem of Cadiz deteriorate rapidly, making open warfare likely. (OR, 63) The Jakovian Agency is founded by House Decados. (S&R, 29)
c. 2820 - Discovery of Grail, first contact with the Zhuil'hishtu (PC, 125). Jakovian Agency operatives foment rebellion and instigate the Semak Massacre on Cadiz in a plot to put the Hironem into a position of dependency upon House Decados (PC, 137).
2820s – Mantis League founded (Lot KW, pg 32).
2821 - Hawkwood agents reveal the existence of the Hironem to the rest of the Known Worlds. (OR, 64) Baron Edom Decados purchases the village of Semak on Cadiz from its Sibanzi master. When the local workers refuse to leave their land, the Decados use the unrest as reason to destroy the village, and demand the land outside of the Turaz region as compensation. The God-King agrees, and orders that all future interaction with humans is to be carried out by him alone. (OR, 64)
2838 – Jakob Decados inherits position as head of the house from his brother (LotKW, pg 33).
2845 - Zebulon's vision of the Universal Flame gains moderate acceptance (LotE p.13) Humanity's first encounter with the Vau (p.22 PotCS) The appearance of a Vau warship above Cadiz leads to popular unrest among the Hironem against the Decados. (OR, 64)
Age of the Consolidation Wars Edit
2848 – Jakob Decados killed by Hawkwood legates on the Alexander (LotKW, pg 34).
c.2850 - Benjamin Verdan Justinian leads diplomatic efforts to the Vau worlds (Core, 21). Zhuil'hishtu begin war against human colonists and their Etyri allies (PC, 125). Within 50 years the Zhuil'hishtu are believed extinct. Etyri law codified by Law-Singer Aabvap-Wadahp (PC, 128).
2853 – Fingisvold discovered (SC, 79).
2854 – Universal Church of the Celestial Sun firmly established on a dozen worlds (p. 22 PotCS). Second Synod moves Church's centre from Midian to Urth (p. 22, p 35 PotCS) Palamedes and Amalthea vie for followers (pp. 22 -23 PotCS)
2855 - Ur-Ukar launch a suprise attack on Humanity. Human-Ur-Ukar War begins. The Church, under Palamedes Alecto, unites humanity (Core, 17). Shaprut isolated. King Ariavayya Pandava dies in Shantor rebellion. Pandavas overthrown by Balahadra Ramakrishna in the Midnight Revolution (IS2, pg 10).
2860 – Palamedes releases "Message to the Colonists" his (and the Church's) first statement about technology (FLT 99). Baron Morihei Hashiman Li Halan commissioned chapel to Sathra on Manitou (WP p. 60)
2865 – Baron Morihei Hashiman Li Halan locks himself and his followers in chapel on Manitou, never to be heard from again (WP p. 60)
2892 - Human warfleets surround and bombard Kordeth. Fierce fighting continues on Aylon and Istakhr (CotG p. 52).
c.2900 – Chaucha is conquered by House Li Halan, who rename the planet Malignatius. (IS5, 17) Followers of the Universal Church make first pilgrimages to the Madrasa al-Azhar on Khayyam, rumoured home of Saint Horace (SC, 48). Hesychasts introduce the Universal Church to Icon. (IS4, 8). Khotan discovered. (SC2, 62)
2905 - Ur-Obun side with Humanity team up against their cousin race, the Ur-Ukar, in the war.
2910 - Thodun Sharakta oj Malak takes thrown (CotG p. 54).
2917 - The First Antioch Civil War begins. (SC2, 15)
2933 - St Jwaltan leads the Agniites, a group of early converts to Zebulon's faith from Aylon, to Stigmata. St Jwaltan sacrifices himself to the world, and shortly after violent tectonic activity ceases. (IS6, 16)
2957 - Holy Synod passes the Doctrine of the Unethical Alien mounting support for the war against the Ukar. Humanity eventually discovers the homeworld of the Ukar and the invasion is pushed back. (p. 23 PotCS).
2996 - Rajan released from prison, but stripped of power (CotG p. 55). The first recorded sighting of a Vau glimmerwraith, a form of solid hologram, is made during a diplomatic visit to Manitou. (SB, 29)
2999 - Wrecked and abandoned Vau warship enters Known Worlds through Midian jumpgate. The Vau deny any knowledge of what happened to the ship and it is returned to them, after a team removes the repulsor-plates onboard, thus granting such technology to humanity. (FLT 92)
The Foundation Era Edit
3020 - Palamedes dies at age 267 (p. 23 PotCS).
3125 - Last (disputed) sighting of an Oro'ym (PC, 154).
3390 – Arif al-Malik born (IS2, pg 26).
3417 – Arif's "Shaprut Exile" begins during which he writes "The Democracy of Wind and Stars" (LotKW, pg 89). Note: the book gives the date of his exile as 3407, before he went into the desert. I consider this to be a typo...
3443 – Deacon Giacoma della Ciccolini creates The Little Catechism of Constantius and Constultus as a moral guideline for the young (p. 88 PotCS).
3450 - Start of the Unity War, twelve of the most powerful merchant factions compete for control over humanity. This creates an arms race.
3480 – Arif al-Malik dies (LotKW, pg 90).
Age of the Second Republic Edit
3500 - Foundation of the Second Republic. Merchant interests of Byzantium Secundus, Liberty (Leagueheim) and Ired combine forces to create Second Republic centerd on New Istanbul (Core, 17). Byzantium Secundus becomes capital of the Second Republic (BII p. 15) Pietrarchus wanders out of deserts of Pyre (p. 85 PotCS)
c. 3500 - The terraforming of Khotan is initiated as one of the Second Republic’s first charters. (SC2, 62). Bjorn Egon acquires jumpcodes to Al Fashir and Beliah; creates "Kurgan" culture (SC, 13). 3512 – Queen Arundhati Rama Ramakrishna dies, ending Shaprut's Golden Age. Shaprut passes to the House al-Malik (IS2, pg 11).
3555 – Vau claim Manitou in diplomatic treaty (WP p. 59).
c. 3600 - Discovery of Zhuil-hishtu colonies under the Etyriani Mountains leads to a House Keddah-Etyri Summit pact. The Etyri exchange mining and lumber rights for House Keddah help in eradicating their ancestral enemies (PC, 126). Beliah given a breathable atmosphere (SC, 57). Discovery of the Rassic and Keddahian records on Madoc (PC, 154).
3600 - The first Addenda is added to The Little Catechism (p. 88 PotCS).
3623 - The Church begins to publish Addenda on a quarterly basis (p. 88 PotCS)
3670 – Azhara al-Malik "Flower of the Second Republic", born (LotKW, pg 90)
c.3700 - The Universal Party, a pro -alien political coalition, encourages reforms of the Republican government. (S&R, 92)
3768 – Azhara al-Malik dies leaving her warning to "plant deep for harsh winter" (LotKW, pg 90). Scientist Shakira O'Hearne tries to impress a Vau ambassador with her newly formulated paradigm of nine dimensional endoplasm dynamics, the ambassador's sole response was a slight crease in the corner of its mouth and a brief rhythmic undulation of its throat muscle. The only known display of amusement ever observed in a Vau ambassador (MotJ pg. 46).
3792 - The debates of Archbishop William and Father Vassily raise interest amongst the public. William argues that the spirit needs more than technology for fulfillment.
c. 3800 - The jumproute to the Ungavorox system is discovered. Interference from interstellar debris makes exploration of the system impossible (EA: V13). Beliahan miners colonize the surface of the world to escape Republican rule (SC, 57). Doramus studies the Chemical Sea of Rukh and, on examining the terraforming work done by Bjorn Egon's corporation, calls the world "an abomination, the most pointless and thoughtless misuse of the worldcrafter's art." (SC, 64). Wersa establish a colony near the Valley of Mists on Raven (SC, 112). Sky Tear discovered from Rukh. (SC2, 98) Xeno-biologists studying the bandithen of Grail determine that it is not native to that planet. Its place of origin remains unknown. (SB, 10)
3816 - The Church excommunicates Pyric extremists (p. 84 PotCS).
3817 - The suicide of Duke Niemannbasye, renowned author of the Sepher Grundlagen and discover of the fifth, sixth and seventh levels of subquarctic energy activity, halts the investigation of particle physics. (MotJ pg. 46)
3840 - The Republic establishes the Vasta Reservation for Hironem (VRH) on Iver to house Hironem criminals, after fears are raised about the mistreatment of Hironem in prisons on Cadiz. (OR, 85) 3843 – Epiphany is colonized by a group of separatists, led by the biogenetic engineer Camilla Asavara. (SC2, 32)
3850 - An exobiology facility is established on Cortez (later Heaven¹s Ridge). (SC2, 50) Father Bernando Sahagun founds the religion of Vox Igni, based on Dr Dey¹s theories and codified in the "Panoptic Codex". The cult moves from Urth to Cortez. (SC2, 50)
c.3850 - The Second Republic tries to establish the world of Cadiz as a location to conduct diplomacy with the Vau Hegemony. Despite an intense build-up of the planet to fill this role, the Vau choose their own world of Vril -Ya instead. (OR, 65) The Hironem of Cadiz are encouraged by the Republic to restore their caste system in the hopes that it will impress the Vau. Troublemakers are transported to the VRH. (OR, 65)
3871 - "Stans & Stultzy" starts to focus on destructive acts of the "Stultzy" character (p. 95 PotCS).
3885 - The virtuous "Stans" character is written out of "Stans & Stultzy" (p. 95 PotCS).
c. 3900 - Due to breakthroughs in android and cloned servant technologies, Sao Paulo becomes a centre of technological production and political power is seized by the seven Techno-Clans. (IS6, 18) First human colony established on Bannockburn(PC, 119). Avestites cancel the "Stans & Stultzy" show (p. 95 PotCS) Nihilist philosopher Ragnor Arken of Criticorum, author of "Vedas of Life and Deaths, Hymns to Shiva" dies (IS2, pg 4). Republican cultural influences dominant in urban areas of the Kurgan worlds (SC, 29). Badu culture created by rebels as a reaction against Republican 're-education' is first recognized on Al Fashir (SC, 52). Scarcity of arable land on Wolf's Lament leads to ongoing rivalries between the Drenjar Brotherhood, the Zetol, the Musaki Corporation and the Star People of Hoftsla, amongst others (SC, 115).
3910 - Ukar Reparation Act signed (CotG p. 56).
3922 - The Republic signs the Treaty of Herculeum, which grants the God-King the right to extradite all Hironem criminals in Republican territory. As a result, the VRH on Iver is closed, although the Hironem there refuse to return to Turaz and establish the city of Tlog. (OR, 86)
3937 - The neutrino sensorium-field/differentiator is invented. This new sensor technology allows for the first exploration of the Ungavorox system. (AE: V 13)
3942 - Apollo Industries fall on hard times, and receive substantial Republic subsidies (MotJ pg. 22)
3951 - The first of a series of manned explorations is made to Ungavorox. All disappear within a week of landing. (AE: V 13)
3956 - A network of caverns discovered beneath Pentateuch. A cave-in kills all but one of the exploring party (WP p. 12).
3958 - Edgard Rajputano, chairman of Psybernet X corporation, petitions Patriarch Ruphus VIII for permission to found his own Church order, which he named the Order of Pneumatic Engineers, known less formally as Soulcraft. (MotJ pg. 40) H. Titus Hausen, a young xenologist and Speedball champion, survives the crash on Ungavorox which kills the rest of his surveying team. Hausen is rescued and accepted by a Vorox tribe. (AE: V 14) First contact with the Vorox
c. 3960 - The first permanent human settlement is constructed on Ungavorox. Industrial interests are established, and the "domestication" of Vorox is begun to provide slave labour. (AE: V 13)
3967 - The Unity Congregation Act is passed. (S&R, 96)
3974 - Followings years of escalating violence, a group of Vorox raid a domestication facility, killing the staff. The Vorox allow a holoreal news team to escape, and news of the situation on Ungavorox reaches the Republic. (AE: V, 14)
3975: - Senator G. T. Hausen is sent to Ungavorox to end the Vorox conflict. After a month, contact is made with the senator's lost son, and negotiations begin between republican representatives and Vorox chiefs. The corporate exploitation of the Vorox is ended. (AE: V 14 -5)
3977 - Birth of patriarch Adrian II (p. 24 PotCS). The Hazat, the private army of House Chauki, are ordered to disarm in favour of Republican forces. This sparks a successful military coup, during which the House Chauki are destroyed. (IS3, 12)
3983 - Patriarch Virgil II introduces the Credo Prefectus, which recognises the Republican president as defender of the Church, and sets a precedent for the involvement of secular rulers in religious affairs. (H&O, p. 12)
3984 The think machine used to manage the Republican welfare system is brought online. The inaugural ceremony is interrupted by an incoherent pirate broadcast by Ymli d'Amheurst, a discordian artist whose beliefs form the basis for the later Mercurians. (S&R, 85)
3990 - Sata Natura, by now a Kurgan cultural heroine, retires from public life amid allegations of scandal (SC, 12). Massive unemployment creates a welfare state, with the crash of the welfare computers the republic begins to collapse. Outlying regions begin seceeding from the republic.
3994 - Rimpoche (lost world) discovered (WP p. 23).
3997 - Sata Natura closes Hira's jumproute to Vera Cruz (SC, 13) and hides Hiran Philosopher's Stone with a Dwa Regh tribe on Al Fashir (SC, 53). Alliance of 12 Thanes defeats Admiral Morgan's 7th Fleet at Wolf's Lament (SC, 75).
3998 - The sun of Cadiz begins to fade noticeably, taking on a greenish hue. Temperatures on the planet rise, causing flooding and famine. (OR, 66) Seymour Kraelbourne, a leading exobotanist, releases "The Most Dangerous Plants in the Universe", a study of the flora of Ungavorox. (AE: V 48)
New Dark Age Edit
4000 - The Fading Suns phenomena is recognised and sends the republic into turmoil. Fall of the Second Republic. Massive unemployment, aggravated by the fading suns phenomenon and religious millenialism, leads to collapse of Second Republic. Rogue Worlders & Wersa Rebels (and House Romanov, House Kossuth,House Powell, House Von Ferdinand) take Byzantium Secundus, then lose it to the Ten Houses who ensure the Republic cannot be revived (Core, 17 ;SC, 79; IS6, 4). Grange cut off from Known Worlds (Core, 297). Khayyam seals its jumpgate (SC, 13). Age of the pre-Juhangid Caliphs begins (SC, 13). The Epiphany jumpgate is sealed by a republican courier fleeing Rogue World pirates. (SC2, 32) House al-Malik rescues guildmen of the Charioteers on Byzantium Secundus, starting a long history of friendship. (MotJ pg. 32)
c. 4000 - Mining is halted on Khotan to investigate evidence of Annunaki terraforming. This investigation is abandoned during the Fall. (SC2, 62) Rise of the Preceptors. (FLT 99) The Bashar Corporation's control of Cadavus is broken in a popular revolution. The jumpgate is then sealed to prevent al-Malik and Decados forces from invading. (IS5, 11) The corporate rulers of Tethys are overthrown by an alliance of the native Crafters Guild and the Ten. The Guild, an alliance of craftsmen and farmers, successfully prevent all but House Windsor from seizing land on the planet. (IS6, 9) The network of contacts established by Archbishop Ajaz Nasim-ul-Ghani coalesces into the Synecullum intelligence service. (S&R, 52)
4004 - A pro-republican revolt breaks out on Byzantium Secundus. (IS6, 4)
4005 - Iver seals its jumpgate. (SC2, 56)
4009 - The Republican revolution on Byzantium Secundus is crushed. (IS6, 4)
4010 - A period of divestiture begins with noble houses seizing control of most of the power backed by the authority of the Universal Church. Many former planets of Republic seal jumpgates in order to separate from Known worlds; growth of serfdom and guilds, discrimination against aliens by humans. Remants of the second republic retreat to Liberty (now Leagueheim). Remnants of the Republic safeguard their knowledge by creating the the guilds. They eventually form the Merchant league.
4015 - The Universal Church shuts down the stock market on Byzantium Secundus, proclaiming it to be "evil" (MotJ pg. 25) The headquarters of Apollo Industries, the leading producers of jumpkey technology, is raided by noble interests on Byzantium Secundus, Nils De Vatha, the chairman of the corporation, manages to escape with all of the jumpgate data. (S&R, 62)
c. 4050 - Beliah divided into dozens of mine-kingdoms in a continual state of war (SC, 57). Tsuma descends into a chaos of warring city-states and starving nomads (SC, 68). The famine on Cadiz caused by the fading sun effect causes the population to fall from 3 billion to a-round 500 million. The Hironem are most affected, as humans seize the largest food supplies. (OR,66)
4073 - Malcolm Xavier Justinian killed and Godfrey de Moley crippled during assault on Sathraist stronghold on Mazdak (p. 45 PotCS) Count Jackson Fiate de Moley becomes master of Brother Battle (p. 45 PotCS)
4081 - Ustar closes jumpgate (CotG p. 52). The Doctrine of the Unreflective Mind is issued by Patriarch Ustir II. This bill illegalises psychic powers, and encourages psychics to surrender to the Universal Church . (S&R, 59)
4084 - The barbarian invasions of Antioch are defeated. The Paladindrax is granted military rule over the planet. (SC2, 16)
4100 - Justus branch of the Hazat gain title and ornaments of the Hazat principate (LotKW, pg 53). Zuranists abandon the Lost World of Posedonia (p. 139 PotCS) The last citizens of Cregstar in the Sutek system are killed by volcanic activity. (IS3, 6)
c. 4100 - The Kalinthi develop, using scientific and theurgic methods to study the supernatural. The group is considered with suspicion by the mainstream Church. (S&R, 57) Saint Daveed travels the Known Worlds spreading the Chorali message (PC, 46). For unknown reasons, the planet of Nowhere is laid waste. (IS6, 18) Appearance of the first 'Darkwalker' Shantor (PC, 112). Rise of the Balif kingdoms on Hira (SC, 44). Govan Glitterbeard learns the the art of runecasting on Raven (SC, 128). The humans of Quadi are granted Protectorate status, allowing them full citizenship within the Vau Hegemony. (WitH:L, 23)
4101 - Bone Plague sweeps the Known Worlds (LotKW, pg 100). St. Fatima slain preaching to the Ur-Ukar (CotG p. 68). Hawkwoods declare themselves to have sole control of Phavian Institute (DbtS p. 22).
4110 - The Iver jumpgate reopens. (SC2, 56)
4114 - The last branches of the Vorkuth Annunaki cult are destroyed by the Church (H&O, p.17)
4115 - Incarnate riots against Orthodoxy on Gwynneth (p. 130 PotCS).
4116 - Aylon revolt suppressed (IS2, pg 19).
4142 - Kelniron the Cruel is born. (IS4, 9)
4193 - Incarnate mob throws animal dung at the Archbishop of Criticorum (p. 130 PotCS). Assassination attempt against the Archbishop of Criticorum (p. 130 PotCS). Incarnate leader Zarek Mezentius is declared a heretic (p. 130 PotCS).
4201 - Birth of Ustirin Zu Jin Li Halan, 1st son of Kelniron the Cruel (IS4, 9). The Iver jumpgate is sealed by an alliance of local Incarnates and House Chauki. (SC2, 56) 4200s - al-Malik power on Shaprut wanes (IS2, pg 11) Flying City of Sekander descends to the Istakhr surface after internal revolts (IS2, pg 29). Leminkainen and Gwynneth accused of technosophy and bombarded by Church/Li-Halan/Ravenna fleet (IS1, pg 17 & 25).
4217 - Death of Geoffrey Galan. (SC2, 16)
4223 Inheritance of Universality affirms what social classes and groups may use technology. Society breaks down into New Feudalism. Preceptors declared heretics in Patriarchal Bull, but some find shelter with Guild (FLT 99, 102).
4226 - Depression strikes Criticorum (IS2, pg 2)
4238 - Red Guard seize power on Criticorum (IS2, pg 2) The Illu Revolt breaks out in the Hironem city of Tlog on Iver. In response, the Illu caste is disbanded, and 'unclean' professions are accepted into the other castes. (OR, 86)
c. 4300 - Maugon Han Li-Halan creates the Manja ancestor cult from Ur-Ukar funerary rites (PC, 65). The Synecullum reorganises and grows. Some evidence suggests that the process is aided by Milana Decados, a reformed Jakovian agent. (S&R, 53)
4332 - Rahimat al-Malik, the Lion of Shaprut, born (LotKW, pg 91).
c.4350 - Sanjiro Li-Halan reforms Manja cult after Maugon's death (PC, 65). Vuldrok begin to raid Tsuma from their base on Irem (SC, 68). Weidor the Law-Giver builds the Great Althing on Frost (SC, 117).
4352 - Mobile Strategic and Tactical Resources(M.S.T.R.) make their way to Leagueheim and provide protection for the nascent guild structure there. (LotE p.43) Quentin Siegel introduces himself and the Scravers to their new business partners in the other guilds and begins consolidating them into a Merchant league. (MotJ pg. 58 & 72) The Liberty Guilds form the Merchant League.
4355 - Jacob I becomes patriarch (p. 25 PotCS).
4390 - Doctrine of Non-Reflective Grace is passed.(CotG p. 68).
4400 - Barbarians launch attack on Delphi (LotE p.18).
c.4400 - Golden Age of the Vuldrok City States of Fingisvold and Wolf's Lament ends (SC, 86). Vuldrok Raiders begin to expand from their homeworlds into the Known Worlds and Kurgan space (SC, 76). Possible date for the millirice famine on Hargard??? First slave revolts in the Vuldrok worlds (SC, 91). Terraforming engines on Ur-Ukar finally deteriorate (CotG p. 56). The last elected Ur-Ukar governor of Kordeth is removed by the Merchant League. (S&R, 92) The Ishwin Confederacy grows into a powerful force, regularly raiding House Li Halan territory on Kish. (IS4, 2) The term "The Vigil" begins to be used to describe a secret group within the Muster that enforces internal loyalty. (S&R, 72) Shanto beasts, a pig-analogue native to Ungavorox, are spread throughout the Known Worlds. (SB, 79) 4401 - Patriarch Jacob II revises his Bull on the sins of the nobility in order to end the hunger strike of Sister Amanda of the Amaltheans (p. 108 PotCS).
4414 - First death and resurrection of Rahimat al-Malik (LotKW, pg 91 & IS2, pg 2). House al-Malik sells Kordeth to the Merchant League (IS2, pg 32). Following Cardano Li Halan's conversion, the authorities on Malignatius begin to persecute non-Orthodox religions. (IS5, 18)
4425 - Death of patriarch Adrian IX (p. 26 PotCS).
4438 - House al-Malik breaks the hold of the Scravers on Shaprut (LotKW, pg 91). He then seizes House Keddahs' Shaprut estates (IS2, pg 11). House Keddah falls into civil war. Sheikh Sahar Keddah offers his world to Rahimat al-Malik (IS2, pg 19).
4450 - Death of archbishop Yamuna Istaqa (p. 107 PotCS).
c. 4450 - Vuldrok occupy dozens of cities on Tsuma (SC, 68). Shaman Rurik the Rune-Wise unites Raven under his rule and codifies the early Erdgheist religion, largely based on the precepts of the Gjartin faith (SC, 112).
4459 - Death of Cardano Li-Halan (LotKW, pg 73)
4465 - Second death of Rahimat Al-Malik (IS2, pg 2)
4472 - Kurgan Caliphate founded
4487 - House Torenson, House Masseri and House Keddah declare war on the House al-Malik (IS2, pg 19). Duke Morgar of Vendrethlan marries the daughter of Paladindrax Juo, and gains the title after his death. (SC2, 16)
4500 - Ocean begin to rise on Byzantium Secundus (BII p. 26).
c. 4500 - Last recorded visit to the planet Mercury II in the Sutek system. (IS3, 5) Reports of Church sponsored psychics begin to circulate. (S&R, 59) By this time, support for alien rights has diminished to small radical circles, principally on Criticorum and Byzantium Secundus. (S&R, 92) Barbarians invade Twilight. Their descendants later become the Keirgard Clan. (SC2, 109) Kurgans discover Epiphany from Sky Tear. (SC2, 32) The rebel Parmathia Garsten is killed by House Chauki nobles. She is later seen as a martyr by anti-Chauki terrorists. (SC2, 59)
4506 - Rustam Khabir succeeds Juhangiz (SC, 13). Khabir creates the M'ballah Garrison on Hira to control access to Andalus (the Hazat kingdom of Hira) (SC, 44). Khabir reactivates the Hira-Vera Cruz jumproute and begins Jihad (SC,13).
Age of the Great Empire Edit
4525 - Barbarian Invasions - Human star-nation unaligned to the nobility, Church or League raid and plunder the Known Worlds. They are beaten back after many casualties on both sides (Core, 17). King Froljir begins assault on the Known Worlds with an attack on Saint Hombor's Monastery on Leminkainen (SC, 79).
4527 - King Froljir conquers Fingisvold and sets his sons Ufi and Hafdan up as warlords (SC, 109). Kurmda's Might (the Fingisvold war college) founded (SC, 109). Freya Firestorm, King Froljir's daughter, raids the Kurgan Worlds, greatly weakening the Kurgan Jihad against Vera Cruz (SC,13). Over the next ten years Freya's Vuldrok sweep from Irem to Khayyam (SC, 116).
4532 - The fleshwing, a bat-like creature, is discovered on Kordeth. (SB, 24)
4540 - Vladimir Alecto begins uniting the Known Worlds through his campaigns against the barbarians (Core, 17 &LotKW, pg 17).
4544 - A handful of guild vessels save a small convoy of church vessels in the outskirts of the Ravenna ystem from a massive barbarian fleet, with the use of a prototype heavy meson cannon. The barbarian flagship is blasted to smithereens, several other ships were destroyed or disabled and the remainder of the invasion fleet flees in stark terror. (MotJ pg. 50)
4546 - Patriarch Nadrim launches the first patriarchal fleet (p. 26, p. 36 PotCS).
4547 - Vladimir Alecto joins Tethys forces to defeat Ragnor Thorsonn, a chief lieutenant of King Froljir, at Two Horse Fields. (IS6, 9) Khabir dies on Vera Cruz; succeeded by Ogadai "the Fat" (SC, 13).
4548 - King Froljir killed by Vladimir's forces in the Battle of Firefrost on Gwynneth (SC, 79). Sarraj Al-Malik, brother of Tahir Al-Malik the Doomed, dies. Tahir seizes the Ducal palace, executing his brother Ahmed (LotKW, pg 92)
4550 - Coronation and Death of Emperor Vladimir Alecto - Vladimir Alecto reorganises the remnants of the First Republican Internal Investigations service (I.I.) into the Imperial Eye. (S&R, 25) A Regent, elected every 10 years by electors (the major houses, Church and the League) stands in the Emperor's stead (Core, 17). Following Vladimir's death, House Windsor's holdings on Tethys are seized by other houses and the native Crafters Guild. (IS6, 9) Following Vladimir's death, Nowhere is conquered by Houses Justinian and Torenson, who in turn sell it to the Regency when they lose their royal status. (IS6, 18)
4550s - Gladiatorial combats instituted on Criticorum (IS2, pg 8).
4552 - Beginning of the era of the Fheykrig warlords of Fingisvold (to 4791) (SC, 109). House Keddah attacks a ship from the Chartash Consortium suspected of smuggling. A few weeks later a flotilla of Chartash ships waylay Prince Rubarayah's ship and demand compensation. (MotJ pg30) The Mutasih is formed from the Istakhr Market policing agencies by Duke Tahir Majnun al-Malik the Doomed. (S&R, 48)
4560 - League granted state of "extreme penance." (FLT 99) Last verified capture of a wild radiolarian (DbtS p. 71). Patriarch Nadrim extends Privilage of Martyrs to the guilds (p. 26 PotCS). Last House Alecto fiefs on Midian seized by House Li Halan.
Regency Period Edit
4580 - Patriarch Nadrim indirectly encourages violence against Zuranists (p. 141 PotCS) General Zetoile Banda lands a fleet on Byzantium Secundus to rescue fellow Zuranists from mob violence (p. 141 PotCS)
4591 - Sulayman Darumai dies (SC,13). Charioteer agents destroy the jumpkey production facilities held by Yacob Keddah, the Prince of Grail. This loss financially cripples House Keddah, leading to its later vassalage to House Decados.(S&R,63) Birth of Incarnate Bishop Thurlow of Midian (p. 131 PotCS, p. 18 IS4).
4593 - Tahir Al-Malik dies at the battle of Mu'tasim Field on Istakhr while fighting against the forces of Ja'far ben Sinhijah Al-Malik. Tahir's son Zahid flees to Severus (LotKW, pg 92). The reign of the Criticorum Dukes begins in al-Malik space. (S&R, 48)
4598 - Death of patriarch Nadrim (p. 27 PotCS)
4600 - Avestites gain full control of Inquisitorial Synod (p. 85 PotCS). Di Arci Clan regains control of Ile Diable island on Madoc (DbtS p.18). The Morticus Guild of Tethys grows to control the political vacuum left by the Crafters Guild in representing the native guilds. (IS6, 10) Clashes begin between the Regency and the Nassari nation, a confederation of desert tribes on Nowhere. (IS6, 18)
c. 4600 - Skeifbrinner Stormsong writes "Manjafnaer Edda" as wergild for Svanhild Bloodsword of Hargard (SC, 79). Bishopry of Ostmark emerges on Hargard (SC, 108). The community of Freehold on Khotan is formed by Lowlanders forced to flee Vuldrok raiders. (SC2, 65)
4603 - St. Glam slain preaching to the Ur-Ukar (CotG p. 68).
4655 - Cassia II becomes matriarch (p. 27 PotCS).
4660 - First list of proscribed technology drafted by Temple Avesti (p. 85 PotCS).
4676 - Death of Patriarch Questor (p. 27 PotCS).
4680 - Church moves against Knights of the Empyrean Star (DbtS p. 15). Death of Incarnate Bishop Thurlow of Midian (p. 131 PotCS), who maintained a sizable community on Midian, despite Li Halan aggression (IS4, p 18)
4684 - Lady Avyryl Hawkwood of Ravenna marries Bishop (later Theocrat) Halvor Li-Halan. Brother Battle siege Knights of the Empyrean Stars' headquarters on Malignatus. The order is believed to be wiped out (DbtS p. 16)/ The Knights of the Empyrean Star are successfully destroyed by the Brother Battle. (H&O p. 45)
4690 - Regent Halvor Li-Halan elected Patriarch (LotKW, pg 74). Patriarch Halvor Li Halan ascends Imperial throne (p. 27 PotCS). Patriarch Halvor Li Halan issues Decree of Theocratic Succession (p. 27 PotCS)
4691 - Concerned by the growing aggression of Li Halan missionaries on Cadiz, the God-King of the Hironem abandons his traditional neutrality to support the Decados against Theocrat Halvor Li Halan. (OR, 66) Theocrat Halvor Li-Halan dies of a mystery illness (LotKW, pg 74)/ Patriarch Halvor Li Halan dies from mysterious ailment (p. 27 PotCS)
c. 4691 - Following the death of Theocrat Halvor, House Li Halan pass control of Cadavus to the Regency. From this time, the planet is ruled by a governor appointed by the current Regent. (IS5, 11)
c. 4700 - Rampart forces seize the planet of Lian in the Midian system. (IS4, 18) The CyberEvolution cult abandons republican ideas on the universal use of cybernetics, and replaces them with a plan for the formation of a technocratic elite. (H&O, p.34) The terraforming engines of Azlan, a planet in the Tethys system, begin to fail. Only the equatorial regions remain inhabitable. (IS6, 10) Twilight¹s northern hemisphere stabilises into 3 factions. All sides begin stockpiling nuclear weapons. (SC2, 105) Novgorod discovered. The initial colonies fail. (SC2, 80)
4707 - The Compassionate Teachings of Zebulon are read once (and only once) in the Avestite library on Pyre (p. 87 PotCS)
4715 - League leases the city of Ost on Criticorum (IS2, pg 5). The asteroid Kung-1 strikes Rampart, destroying the city of New London and killing over 60 million people. (IS4, 25)
4720 - Favyana began from the ideals of the Phavian Institute (DbtS p. 23); Hidalgo Plantation on Leminkainen becomes headquarters (DbtS p. 26).
4721 - An Engineer expedition on Bannockburn encounters the Walking Gargoyle, a legendary Annunaki construct. (SB, 95)
4727 - Rampart privateers steal the remains of St. Paulus from Gwynneth. (IS4, 23)
4732 - Lord Edger Erbian Trusnikron publishes the first edition of his "Stellar Bestiary". (SB, 3)
4745 - Baroness Mary Elizabeth Hawkwood declares the continent of Paltrow on Gwynneth a free state and invites settlers (IS1, pg 29).
4764 - Caliph Salim Rahman stops initiating newly appointed potentates from Al Fashir and Khayyam into the Mysteries of Satai after a fistfight between the Agha Khalif and the Noyan of Al Fashir during the rites (SC, 13).
4770 - The ice-caps on Rampart begin to advance. (IS4, 24) The 'Red Sleeping Beauty', a First Republic-era cryoship, is discovered in the Pandemonium system. Following encounters with strange creatures on board, the ship is destroyed. (SB, 63)
c. 4770 - Resurgence of Vuldrok raiders (SC, 80).
4772 - Nadakira Ryngal, the traditional spiritual leader of the Ur-Ukar, is assassinated. (S&R, 80)
c.4775 - Loyal Khayyamite khans are no longer invited to attend Mysteries of Satai due to a scarcity of sacramental supplies (SC, 50).
4780 - The Green Scorpion Nassari are defeated by Regency forces at Fort Vladimir on Nowhere. (IS6, 20)
4785 - An attempt at global peace fails on Twilight. A nuclear holocaust breaks out in the Northern Hemi- sphere, destroying the Croven Republic and instigating a nuclear winter across the planet. (SC2, 105) 4787 - Combined Vuldrok fleet under Ulwulf the red and Maka Seeks the Sky attacks Kurgan Caliphate (Sc, 79).
4788 - A Li Halan / Avestite investigation uncovers a "hidden brotherhood" among the Hesychasts on Midian (p. 126 PotCS)
4791 - Arimaspia's jumpgate closes cutting Frost-Arimaspia-Antioch route (SC, 79). Zetol of Fingisvold end the Fheykrig era (SC, 109).
4796 - The hunter Sir Lionel Alexandrovich de Botz discovers the annone, a large reptile from Severus.(SB,5) c. 4800 - House Decados gain control of the Imperial Eye. (S&R, 26)
4800s - Istakhr Church accepts elements of the surviving rites of the Muslim and Christian cults into its theology (IS2, pg 32).
4801 - Caliph Bayazid Iskandur renews Khabir's Jihad (SC, 13). Beginning of the Rampart civil war. The Li Halan support the Charioteers Guild. (IS4, 25) 4803 - The Guilds almost torn apart by infighting over the Imperial elections (MotJ pg. 26). CyberEvolutionaries are linked to a series of riots on Istakhr. (H&O, p.35)
4807 - The power of the Re d Ochre Nassari of Nowhere is broken by the White Lizard and Blue Hawk tribes, with Regency assistance. (IS6, 18)
4810 - Criticorum, attempts to conquer Gwynneth (IS2, pg 2). Paltrow free state shut down by the Church (IS1, pg 30). Annunaki cults begin to appear amongst the peasantry on Aylon, primarily in mixed human and Ur-Ukar communities. (H&O, p. 21)
4811 - The Hawkwoods of Gwynneth repel Afraisyab Al-Malik's forces at the Battle of Somme in the Gwynneth system (IS2, pg 2, IS1, pg 26). The Black Millenialists, an Ur-Ukar terrorist group, assassinate the archbishop of Leagueheim. (S&R, 80)
4813 - End of the Rampart civil war. (IS4, 25)
4815 - Birth of Julian Basilio. (IS4, 16) The Theological Revolution is launched by Archbishop Chen Li Halan against the Midian Incarnates. (IS4, 18) The Mahayanist Church historian Shan Su publishes 'A True History of Heretical Sects, and How to Convert Them to the Omega Gospels', which includes the first written account of the Favyana sect. (H&O, p.42)
4816 - Xiao Li Halan returns the capital of the Li Halan worlds to Kish and begins reforming the military along Hazat lines, which causes friction with some traditionalist families. (IS4, 2)
4819 - Civil unrest on Khayyam; Sultana Kutukti Baghira entrusts many local relics, including Saint Horace's "Book of Revealings", to Caliph Bayazid (SC, 13 & 49).
4821 - The Theological Revolution ends, having eliminated the majority of the Midian Incarnates. (IS4, 18)
4822 - Archbishop Saluda, a leading exponent of the heretical Doctrine of the Stainless Servant, is arrested for spying for the Regency. (S&R, 22)
4823 - Nadakira Nompuga is assassinated. (S&R, 80)
4827 - Al-Abbasah Al-Malik takes Al-Malik throne from Duke Sufyan Al-Malik (LotKW, pg 93). The reign of the Criticorum Dukes ends. (S&R, 48)
4830 - Duke Gyorgi Decados takes a stable of tamed annones from Severus, beginning a craze for them as pets among the nobility. (SB, 5)
4833 - Princess Ralista Decados passes control of the Imperial Eye to the Hazat, in a failed attempt to gain enough support to become Empress. (S&R, 26)
4839 - The 'Sister Maria', a fishing vessel on Madoc, is destroyed by the Charybdocanth, a native creature thought responsible for many ships lost at sea. (SB, 18)
4844 - Birth of Zegai on Grail (DbtS p. 30).
c.4840 - First contact between the Vuldrok of Hargard and the Nizdharim (SC, 126).
4843 - Caliph Zeenat Amina renovates Irem Zat el-Amad (to 4851) and launches punative raids against the Vuldrok worlds (SC, 13 & 79).
4850 - Jabir Al-Malik "the very saintly Jabir of golden memory" born (LotKW, pg 93). Duke Jabir al-Malik, son of Al-Abbasah "Claudia" al-Malik, is born. (S&R, 48)
c.4850 - Skey attack Vuldrok worlds after migrating from their homeworld of Ufor (SC, 84). Over time the Skey and Vuldrok make common cause against their enemies (SC, 79). Yar Ghilzai, a warlike Kurgan spirit-creature, is bound into a scimitar by the Caliph Zina-Tamina. (SB,44)
4856 - A rain of fire descends on the town of Shaitan on Pentateuch; no one survives (WP p. 14).
4860 - Symbiots attack Fingisvold, resistance led by Zetol priestess Mambo Ibo (SC, 110).
4864 - Gasparia Li Halan, the daughter of the duke of Kish, is abducted by Ustirids, a branch of Li Halan based on Ungavorox, who reject the family's conversion. Gasparia is rescued and raised by feral Vorox. (AE; V 18)
4867 - Bava!, a revolutionary Ur-Ukar movement, is founded by Darth¹un Dwelthmid. (S&R, 80)
4868 - Hadara becomes matriarch (p. 27 PotCS). Death of famous Midian artist Julain Basilio. (IS4, 16)
c. 4870 - Symbiot attacks on Frost force the consolidation of political power under the fifteen Strogodor ("Strong Leaders") (SC, 118). The Symbiots enter the Vau system of S'rib. Following a brief encounter with a Vau ship, the Symbiots are forced out of the system. (WitH:H, 24)
4872 - Meeting on the Van Toch - the Oro'ym are re -discovered by Ishima Dajun (PC, 154).
4874 - Adept Gambhir of the Brother Battle begins work in the sect's treasury. He goes on to become one of the leading Mammonists within the sect. (H&O, p.30)
4875 - Brother Dorjan, an Avestite, leads a peasant army in the sacking of Rujan on Icon. (IS4, 10)
4876 - Vuldrok chieftain Hrolvost Flamebeard put to death for sacrificing Hawkwood captives to "preadamic gods." (DbtS p. 52).
4876 - Gasparia Li Halan emerges from the jungles of Ungavorox. (AE: V 18)
4877 - Death of Matria rch Hadara (p. 27 PotCS).
4879 - Milius Glorosus releases "The Wind and the Flame," a magic lantern epic based on the battle between Duke Amadeus Li Halan and Bishop Odel (DbtS p. 56). Last sighting of a Midian Dragon by the peasant Chen. (IS4, 22) 4883 - The Aylon Ur-Ukar philosopher Dyn'dran Oed Nata achieves enlightenment, forsakes war and deserts the Al-Malik army (IS2, pg 20). Virta HanLoaaj's call for interstellar unity (CotG p. 15). Dyn'dran teaches, creating the Parliament of Speakers (CotG p. 52) ('though see 4911 below)
4886 - Prophecies of Dyn'dran (CotG p. 58).
4887 - The Vekallaa Society, an Annunaki cult, is founded by Madame Sakujna Astoria, a wealthy Lyonnese occultist. (H&O, p.18) Vuldrok raiders attack water reservoirs on Leminkainen, damaging the defending forces' water supply. (H&O, p.72)
4889 - Sultan Juruk ibn Hashmet moves the seat of the sultanate of Al Fashir from Uwandibad to Rub el-Harim (the old capital under the Republic) (SC, 13). Bombing campaign kills Hawkwood and Decados ambassadors to Patriarchal Court on Holy Terra; linked to Invisible Path (DbtS p. 16).
4889 - Alfdisa becomes Archbishop of Sanctuary Aeon (p. 108 PotCS).
4890 - Symbiots take Abydos, converting the inhabitants. Skey admitted to the Vuldrok Star-Nation (SC, 79). Justinian Shanquin Li Halan is born. (IS4, 2)
4891 - Dyn¹dran Oed Nata meets with the Children of Shurstrat, a joint Ur-Obun and Ur-Ukar terrorist group. (S&R, 84)
4891 - Death of Zegai (DbtS p. 30).
4892 - Twenty-three Penitents followers of Zegai flee Grail with the Hazat, forming the core of the Dervishes (DbtS p. 31). Orthodox theologian Hito warns the College of Ethicals about new sects (p. 129 PotCS).
c.4895 - Grange rediscovered by Count Vano Juandaastas (Core, 298).
c. 4896 - Following 20 years of travelling the Known Worlds, Gasparia Li Halan returns to Ungavorox. (AE: V 18)
4897 - Gundar the God-Possessed, warrior-shaman of Raven, wreaks havoc on the Symbiots halting their advance at Abydos (SC, 112). Sister Nadia Kari, an Avestite pilgrim, is martyred by selchakah dealers (p. 89 PotCS)
4899 - Caliph Juhangiz XVII closes Vera Cruz jumproute and places the Hiran Philosopher's Stone in a vault (SC,13). Grettir the Great inherits the rulership of Fingisvold from Mambo Ibo (SC, 100). The crew of an al-Malik ship becomes infected by Avicenna's Curse, a bizarre disease, while lost beyond Shaprut's jumpgate. (SB, 9)
4900 - Symbiot Wars begin. Symbiots attack outlying worlds. Parasitic forces convert many planets, forcing the human population to evacuate. They are halted at Stig mata (Core, 17). The Symbiots invade Stigmata. The planet's al-Malik rulers retreat to Criticorum and surrender it to the Regency. (IS6, 16) The Reeves and Scravers guilds gain influence on Tethys. With the native Morticus Guild, they form 'the Little Sisters', which represent the guilds within the Regency government. (IS6, 10) The Synecullum begins to remerge in official records. (S&R, 55) Dwa Regh tribes migrate to Wadi Uwand on Al Fashir (SC, 54). The Kun Lun jumpgate reopens, allowing Kun Luners to begin infiltrating the Known Worlds. (SC2, 71)
c. 4900 - Great Althing of the Vuldrok moved from Frost to Raven (SC, 112). The Church ban on the habitation of the Ayizan, Cadavus' northern polar continent, is lifted. (IS5, 10) The concept of emperor worship begins to be revived among some military forces (H&O, p.12) Due to the dangers posed by the Symbiot invasion, House al-Malik begins to increase the funding of the Mahir, or high-tech intelligence gathering, branch of the Mutasih. (S&R, 48)
4901 - Vuldrok destroy the principality of Manihadur on Hargard (SC, 107). Fears of Symbiot invasion increases the Regency military presence on Nowhere. (IS6, 20) Four leaders of Bava! are arrested by Regency counterintelligence operatives. (S&R, 80)
4902 - The first successful colony is established on Novgorod by Lorag Voltr and Sigful Stormhair of the Tovki Nation. (SC2, 80)
4905 - Doctrine of Exemption Exceptional grants technological defenses against humanity's foes. A Lesser doctrine, that of Temporal Exemption, covers brief assaults by Husks and the like. (FLT 99, 102)
4906 - Darth¹un Dwelthmid, the leader of Bava!, dies on Rampart. (S&R, 80)
4908 - The Mahayana elements of the Church pass the Doctrine of Alien Rights (p. 27 PotCS).
4911 - Count Efandiyar Al-Malik of Criticorum executed by Duke Jabir Al-Malik for crimes against the people (IS2, pg 2). Parliament of Speakers created by Dyn'dran Oed Nata and the Ur-Obun Virta Han Loaj on Criticorum (IS2, pg 20). Dyn'dran Oed Nata assassinated (IS2, pg 20 & CotG, 52). The Vekallaa Society is shut down by the Church. (H&O, p.18)
4912 - Ur-Ukar Feedom Movement begun (CotG p. 57). Invasion of Fingisvold by Wolf's Lament defeated at the Battle of Sevyen Streams (SC, 110).
4916 - A Second Republic base on Nowhere's moon is sealed by House Masseri following fears of Symbiot contamination. (IS6, 18)
4917 - The Ethical Alien Society (E.A.S.) is founded by Duchess Penelope Hawkwood to draw attention to alien rights. (S&R, 92)
c. 4920 - A split develops within CyberEvolution, between the noble leadership and more radical freemen. (H&O p.34)
4922 - The assassination of Count Zlatan Decados, a known CyberEvolutionary, is linked to a radical faction within the cult. (H&O p.35)
4924 - Grettir the Great of Fingisvold slain by his son Uftar (SC, 110).
4929 - Severan great red hydras are released into Holy Terra's oceans by the Mercurian Guillermo Decados. (SB, 28)
4930 - Death of archbishop Alfdisa (p. 108 PotCS). Baron Rodrigo y Dios Hazat is forced to sell his lands on Tethys to the Reeves following a terraforming accident. (IS6, 12)
4932 - Kurgans discover Heaven¹s Ridge from Hira. (SC2, 50)
4933 - Having resurfaced, the Vekallaa Society is again closed down by the Church. (H&O, p.18) Kartikkea re-establishes contact with the Vuldrok Star Nation. (SC2, 76)
4940 - Duke Jabir al-Malik the Golden dies. (S&R, 48)
4940s - Pygmallium discovered on Leminkainen (IS1, pg 18).
c. 4940 - EAS supported boycotts lead to the improvement of conditions for Ur-Ukar and Shantor miners. (S&R, 92)
4945 - Beginning of Frost-Wolf's Lament struggle for control of Fingisvold (SC, 110).
4947 - Civil war between 'Great Thane' Hafdan the Red, the unifier of Frost, and Orin One Arm of Wolf's Lament begins after Hafdan seeks to unite the Vuldrok under his rule (SC, 80).
4950 - Di Arci Clan begins steady decline (DbtS p. 18). Due to Academician influence, Rampart becomes openly democratic. (IS4, 25)
4951 - Native Al-Malik, in alliance with their Known Worlds cousins and House Gilgar, force House Juandaastas off Grange (Core, 298). Prince Justinian Shanquin Li Halan dies, following a war with traditionalists against the influence of Hazat nobles in the Li Halan court. (IS4, 2)
4952 - Birth of Incarnate priestess Annika Dominikas (p. 131 PotCS).
4955 - Hafdan the Red killed in battle (SC, 80). Orin One Arm dies (SC, 80). Zetol cheiftain Zahn Fire Orisha brings the rival factions of Fingisvold to heel (SC, 110). Church calls a Synod on Pentateuch; Pentateuch Concordant drafted, making Eskatonics an official Church Order (WP p. 17) The revolutionary socialist aspects of the Bava! movement are softened to strengthen ties to the traditionalist Ur-Ukar clans. (S&R, 80)
4958 - A Kurgan scout vessel discovers the Egg system, using a key found on Hira. The native Primaries are initially hostile, but later agree to an alliance. (SC2, 27)
c.4960 - The leadership of the EAS splits. The more radical faction forms the Frontier for Alien Rights (F.A.R.). (S&R, 92)
The Emperor Wars Edit
4964 - Emperor Wars Begin. Hyram Decados becomes Prince of his house (LotKW, pg 46). Slave revolt on the Al-Malik owned Feshsham Isles of Madoc (IS2, pg 33). Teldor Treaty ends Hawkwoods-Vuldrok hostilities on Leminkainen (IS1, pg 18). Tesla Isle leased to engineers by the Leminka inen Hawkwoods (IS1, pg 22).
4965 - From this date religious unrest grows more frequent. Church schisms are brutally suppressed. First reappearance of the Preceptors. (FLT 99)
4967 - House Li Halan crackdown against the White Brotherhood of Midian begins (p. 131 PotCS)
4968 - House Li Halan crushes the White Brotherhood of Midian (p. 131 PotCS). The first of a series of meetings is held between Reeve and Brother Battle moneylenders, during which the theological justifications for the practice are debated. (H&O, p.29)
4969 - House Decados seize Cadavus from the current League governor. (IS5, 11)
4970 - Exiled poets from Rampart settle in the city of Maguat on Tethys. They form the Pastist movement, which restores the ancient Francais language and certain Gjartin beliefs. (IS6, 12) Baroness Camilia Merlane Rolas begins gathering psychic troops (LotKW, pg 60). Di Arci Clan's decline final, leaving one member left, Beatrice (DbtS p. 19). Archbishop Juliska encourages the reading of Amalthea's works (p. 109 PotCS). Emperor worship begins to spread among Hawkwood military forces. (H&O, p.13)
4972 - Hezekiah the Elder becomes patriarch (p. 27 PotCS).
4973 - Military Orders and Regulations of 4873 [MOR 4972] written. (LotE p.34). KagongKagong, the current leader of many feral Vorox, is born. (AE: V 61)
4974 - The Agha Khalif takes Uwandibad (SC, 13).
4975 - 4975: On Twilight, The Abwehr Citadel invades Zigo, destroying the democratic government there. (SC2, 108)
4978 - The Church increases the Faithful Tithe to pay for its military campaigns in the Emperor Wars (p. 132 PotCS)
4979 - First Hazat Dervish unit fielded (LotKW, pg 60). The Hazat sack Byzantium Secundus (BII p. 15) Li Halan forces, with the aid of Hazat advisors, retake the city of Nueventina on Icon from the Muster. (IS4, 15) 4981 - Count Enis Sharn Decados buys Grange off the Al-Malik (Core, 298).
c.4982 - The League discover a second, unfinished jumpgate in the Pandemonium system (Core, 298). Terraforming of Grange begins to collapse, planet renamed Pandemonium (Core, 298). Most recent edition of the Redemptory Protocols (p. 88 PotCS)
4983 - Alexius becomes regent (BII p. 15) Count Sharn throws Gilgar City (renamed The Hub) open to refugees (Core, 298).
4985 - Vuldrok discover Eridol and set up a number of raiding bases there. (SC2, 40)
4987 - Hira's jumpgate spontaneously reopens the Hira-Vera Cruz route; Baronet Teikorc of the Hazat takes the M'ballah Garrison on Hira (SC, 13). Invisible Path linked to destruction of Dervish barracks on Aragon (DbtS p. 19). Vuldrok discover Sargasso from Eridol. (SC2, 95)
4988 - Aylon Uprising during the Emperor Wars (CotG p. 52). Tarkhan Mangu Firazid, bearer of the scimitar containing Yar Ghilzai, arrives on Hira to fight the Hazat. (SB, 44)
4989 - Husk Plague strikes Feshsham Isles of Madoc (IS2, pg 33). Governor Krychek of Valdalla on Leminkainen killed (IS1, pg 21). Battle of the Fords on Leminkainen (SC, 93). The space-carrier of Baron Fasil al-Malik is destroyed by Bava! terrorists. (S&R, 81)
4989* - Dr. Charles Mocinego, a biological warfare expert in the employ of House Decados, dies. (SB, 75) (*The date given in the book is 4889, but given the good doctor's career was apparently during the Emperor Wars, I take this to 4989)
4990 - Decados invasion of Criticorum under Countess Carmetha Decados defeated. Sanctuary-city of Yintrai on Criticorum plague-bombed (IS2, pg 2). Obion's Beatitudes, written by a Hesychast monk, urges humanity to look to new horizons, and is taken as a call to quest by Alexius' knights. (FLT 99) Rumours of giant un'ualla, an aggressive reptile, begin to spread on Bannockburn. (SB, 90)
4991 - Count Rurik Dmitri Decados's Ur-Ukar rebellion on Aylon defeated by the Fifth Dark Legion in the Battle of Sunval (IS2, pg 20). Countess Carmetha Decados, Commander of the Stigmata Garrison is defeated by al-Malik forces at the Battle of Rudaki. Meanwhile, Symbiot forces invade Durem on Stigmata, and are only defeated by the arrival of Hawkwood forces led by Alexius Hawkwood. (IS6, 16) Vuldrok raid the Isalight Fiefdom on Leminkainen (Is1, pg 21). Invisible Path linked to kidnapping of a Ravenna bishop (DbtS p. 19). Jovanna Wilcock, a Scraver in the Harrison syndicate, begins to campaign for a joint intelligence group between the leading families. (S&R, 71)
c. 4991 - The Jakovian agency begins a covert campaign to ruin Baroness Cecilia Decados, an influential noble on Gwynneth. (S&R, 37)
4992 - Kurgan-Hazat conflict on Hira restarts (Core, 17). Hazat invade Hira in force (SC, 13). Redmark the Bald defeated by the Hawkwoods in Leminkainen system (SC, 80). A large Vuldrok invasion, led by Redmark the Bald of Hargard, is defeated by Hawkwood and Imperial forces. (H&O, p.71) Ravgid of Raven warns the Vuldrok to "Beware the coming of the Hawkwyrd" (SC, 113). Count Rurik Dmitir Decados killed by pro al-Malik Ur-Ukar (CotG p. 59). End of Aylon Ur-Ukar uprising. The Ur-Ukar Council Building on Byzantium Secundus is seized by UFM activists. After a standoff with Imperial forces, the UFM ringleaders are allowed to leave peacefully. (S&R, 81) Beatrice Di Arci marries Guy d'Ombre (secret leader of Invisible Path) (DbtS p. 19). The Church reiterates its condemation of the Second Coming heresy, which believes in the future rebirth of the Prophet. (H&O, p.37) 157 Jingcha agents are executed on Kish when their headquarters are raided by other Li Halan intelligence agencies. (S&R, 43) Hidden Martyr agents assassinate the leaders of warring factions in Zujan on Midian, seizing the continent for House Li Halan. (S&R, 46)
4993 - Alexius Hawkwood crowned Emperor (Core, 17). Caliph Juhangiz XXIV ascends to the Caliphate and discovers that the Hiran Philosopher's Stone has disappeared from its vault (SC, 16). Invisible Path linked to bombing campaign against Favyana (DbtS p.19). Truce between Invisible Path and Favyana (DbtS p. 16). Baronet Harald Ivanovitch Decados of Severus us discovered using Xyll Warbeasts against his rivals. The baronet and his lands are handed over to the Inquisition. (IS5, 4)
4994 - Last great space battle in Byzantium Secundus system; bombardment destroys life support on the moon of Jericho (BII p. 15). The Merchant League enters the Iver system using co-ordinates gained from Pandemonium¹s second jumpgate. (SC, 56) Beatrice Di Arci dies of a brain hemorrhage, leaving Guy d'Ombre (Apollo Mavoc) sole heir of Ile Diable island and its property on Madoc (DbtS p. 19). A series of bombings in the Istakhr Market are linked to a UFM terrorist, codenamed Grackle Fox. (S&R, 82) A Muster team encounter a giant un'ualla in a swamp on Bannockburn. (SB, 90)
4995 - Emperor Wars end Khayyam declares itself independent of the Kurgan Caliphate (SC, 50). The Merchant League¹s Debt Collection Fleet is mobilised to force Ambrosius Li Halan of Icon to repay debts owed to the Reeves. (S&R, 76) Attempt to assassinate Alexius by his boon companion, Sir Phileas Alderstaff. It comes to light that the attempt was engineered by an Invisible Path cell, using a Philosopher's Stone called the Soulsucker. The Imperial Eye captures the cell and the terrorists are personally put to death by Alexius (FLT 87). A failed assassination attempt is made against Arturo Chauki. (SC2, 57) Andrew Steward, a Reeve Auditor operating on Istakhr, is murdered. (S&R, 77) Three Askari golems are found on Lost World by Academy Interrata team and are accidentally activated; they then kill each other and half of the research team. (FLT 54) An albino child with a third eye born on Pentateuch; within days he possesses a full adult vocabulary (WP p. 14) A heretical order is found operating among the Hazat dervishes fighting on Hira. A rebellion breaks out, but is defeated by Hazat and Decados forces. (H&O,48-50)
c. 4995 - Decados and Li Halan smuggling rings exporting Ur artifacts from Nowhere are broken and the ringleaders executed. (IS6, 20) Captain Jack 's Pirate Republic founded on Fingisvold (SC, 111). 4996 - Emperor Alexius forms the Questing Knights and the Phoenix Guard (BII p. 15 & PC, 38). Town of Defiance Gap founded on Pandemonium (CP, 4). University of Verdian cultural mission to the Hironem (PC, 135). Brother Julian of Malignatus claims to be an incarnation of Zebulon, and is made a fool in the Decados court (p. 126 PotCS) A mass migration of mikhorna, a bird -like creature form Grail, leads to attacks in many populated areas of the planet. (SB, 53) Jogram Restorff, a Vuldrok Sathraist, begins raiding Leminkainen and smuggling fellow cultists into Vuldrok space. (H&O, p.58) A series of murders on Kish is linked to possible Symbiot activity. (H&O,80) Mifsud Zaba, a Midian soldier discharged from Stigmata, becomes involved in technophobic activity on Midian, sparking fears of Symbiot involvement. (H&O, p.83) Sargasso discovered by the Known Worlds. (SC2, 95) Heaven¹s Ridge is rediscovered by Father Alistair Augustus. (SC2, 52)
4997 - The Imperial Navy destroys a Symbiot fleet in the Stigmata system, after receiving a warning from the Reborn Sun emperor cult. (H&O,16) Imperial Eye agents identify Sir Lowell Hawkwood as a Sathraist with ties to Vuldrok cultists. He is not exposed publically. (H&O,56) The private notes of Marco Hazbarad, an expert on theurgic rites, begin to be regularly stolen. (H&O, p.78) A Symbiot incursion is discovered and destroyed on Bannockburn. (H&O, p.82) Imperial agents uncover regular contact between Symbiot agents on Bannockburn and a native Gannok. (H&O, p.83) The identity of Adrian Pollian, a leading Vigil Judge, is exposed by a Muster traitor. (S&R, 74) An elaborate Mercurian joke, involving an artific ial comet, leads to widespread panic on Byzantium Secundus. (S&R, 88) A section of the southern wall surrounding the Hironem city of Turaz collapses. Rumours of an unearthed cache of Vau technology circulate, but any such goods are seized by Hironem before human agencies can reach the area. (OR, 84) A team of Engineers studying Ascorbite linguistics, led by Entered Huo Rustai, a Jakovian agent, vanish after their test subjects escape. (OR, 33)
4998 - In a public statement, Alexius reiterates the dominance of the Prophet over any temporal ruler, in an attempt to appease Church concern over the growth of Emperor worship. (H&O, p.12) Phoenix Guard units land on Bannockburn, storm a Scraver warehouse, and steal several Annunaki relics (LotE, p62). Sir Rafello, an Imperial Eye agent on Ravenna, is assassinated by the Invisible Path (H&O, p.45) House Decados publically denies any involvement in an apparent Jakovian operation within the Patriarchal Court. (H&O, p.77) Hawkwood investigators discover a Symbiot agent operating among the peasantry on Delphi. (H&O, p. 83) The Invisible Path mounts its first assassination attempt against Bishop Reynaldo Mabel of Criticorum. (S&R, 61) A plot led by Grand Prince Maximino Li Halan of Icon is foiled by the Hidden Martyrs. In the aftermath many of Icon¹s Jingcha agents are executed. (S&R, 43) The village of Nordwillya on Kordeth is destroyed by Navok, the Allied Clans intelligence agency. (S&R, 83) Alvir Spakr, a Kalinthi investigator, is murdered in his monastery on Byzantium Secundus. (S&R, 58) A tribe of Tengri-Igren discover a jumpkey to Aspiration. After failing to reach the planet, the key is sold to another tribe. (SC2, 22) Greof the Grim rises to power on Frost (SC, 79). For unknown reasons, the Muster begin sending research teams to Grail to study the bandithen.(SB, 10) Tarkhan Mangu Firazid is slain by Hazat troops. His scimitar is taken and displayed in Fort Omala. (SB, p.44)
4999 - Hazat control most of Hira except for the Balif kingdoms (SC, 13). Duke Lev Decados, ruler of Alakshak on Malignatius, vanishes. His domain is ruled in his absence by Marquis Zarachia Van Gelder. (IS5, 22) Imperial Eye agents discover a spacecraft constructed by the extinct House Datta in Decados space. (S&R, 27) A Penitent monastery on Byzantium Secundus is raided by a psychic coven. (S&R, 60) The identity of Parvinder Sholto, a Vigil Judge, is exposed by Li Halan agents on Kish. (S&R, 74) A cell of Sathraist cultists is found among the Imperial Eye agents on Icon. (S&R, 28) Rumours begin to circulate linking the death of Damasus Li Halan to the Imperial Eye. (S&R, 29) Father Bearc'h Nicolayic of Severus is arrested by the Church for his involvement in the Second Coming heresy, forcing the movement underground. (H&O, p.37) The Manitou Alliance, a front organisation for the Invisible Eye, begins to extend its influence on Manitou. (H&O, p.45) A group of Sathraist and Republican terrorists cooperate in a failed assassination attempt against Count Gaius Decados on Grail. (H&O, p.55) A cult of Vau Emulators is arrested on Midian. Vau technology is recovered, but no solid evidence of contact with the Vau is found. (H&O, p.77) A Symbiot infiltrator on Leminkainen is exposed and killed, after allowing itself to be captured.(H&O, p.80-81) Questing knights reopen the Pandoran jumpgate. (SC2, 87) Sir Anrak Trusnikron, fighting on Stigmata, claims he was aided by the appearance of a black unicorn. (SB, p.59)
5000 - The Hazat begin the Girata offensive on Hira. (IS3, 27) The Manitou Alliance seizes control off the city of Mohenjo on Manitou. (H&O, p.46) Enri Galant, an Imperial Eye agent, is exposed as a Sathraist. Galant later escapes. (H&O, p.56) A Church raid on Dyanna Liddle, a Vau Emulator on Cadiz, finds a cache of previously unseen Vau technology. (H&O, p.78) Sten Jiko, a Jakovian operative, is unmasked while impersonating a Charioteer with ties to the Gailbreath hong. (S&R, 37) Navok agents capture Farath Gotek, a traditionalist clan leader on Kordeth. (S&R, 83)
c.5000 - Tribal groups near the Gargoyle of Nowhere begin battling Ak-Lanait, an Eskatonic priestess controlling a force of Husks. (IS6, 23)
5001 - Captain Haterus Rifai, a leader of the Dervish Rebellion, is spotted in House Shelit territory on Hira. (H&O, p.51) A group of Antinomists, led by Sir Marcutio Van Gelder, are captured while attempting to deface statues on St Maya's Cathedral on Byzantium Secundus. (H&O, p.57) The Inquisition uncovers an Antinomist cult, known as the Vessels of Iniquity, operating amo ng Decados householders. (H&O, p.57)
5002 - The Sabor Safari Society publishes the 23rd edition of "Lord Erbain's Stellar Bestiary". (SB, 3) Following a number of misfortunes in Fort Omala on Hira, the scimitar containing Yar Ghilzai is xorcised by Kalinthi theurges. The spirit flees to Hira's southern pole. (SB, 44)
4402 - Death of patriarch Jacob II (p. 26 PotCS).
4540 - Vladimir Alecto begins uniting the Known Worlds through a campaign against the barbarians.
4545 - Patriarch Nadrim recognises the nobility to be in an "extreme state of penance", and extends Privilege of Martyrs to the nobility.
4546 - Patriarch Nadrim launches the first patriarchal fleet.
4550 - Emperor Vladimir Alecto's coronation. Vladimir takes crown and crowns himself instead of Patriarch, Vladimir dies as he places crown on his head after bursting into flames. Regency period begins with the establishment of office of regent elected every ten years. Fighting among nobility see the fall of five of the Royal Houses.
4600 - Avestites gain control of Inquisitorial Synod.
4690 - Halvor Li Halan elected Patriarch and ascends Imperial Throne, issues Decree of Theocratic Succession.
4691 - Theocrat Halvor Li Halan dies of a mysterious illness.
4900 - Symbiots attack outlying worlds forcing conversion of Daishan and Absolution. They are halted at Stigmata.
4905 - Doctrine of Exemption Exceptional passed allowing use of technological defense against foes of humanity.
4951 - Birth of Emperor Alexius I.
4954 - Emperor Wars Begin.
4972 - Hezekiah the Elder becomes Patriarch.
4979 - The Hazat sack Byzantium Secundus.
4982 - League discovers second unfinished jumpgate in Pandemonium system.
4991 - Countess Carmetha Decados, Commander of Stigmata Garrison leaves post to fight Battle of Rudaki. Subsequent Symbiot invasion is held back by Brother Battle who's Prayer to Zakhyelos results in appearance of two Grypheans and arrival of Alexius Hawkwood's forces.
4992 - Kurgan conflict on Hazat border begins.
4993 - Alexius Hawkwood crowned Emperor.
4994 - The Battle of Jericho.
4995 - Emperor Wars end.
4996 - Emperor Alexius forms the Questing Knights and Phoenix Guard.
4999 - Emperor Alexius finishes consolidation. Consolidation Era begins.
5005 - Current Year.