Timeline of the Future.

  • 2018 – 2026 Despite growing tension among world powers and the tempers of world powers hinting at darker days ahead, these years could be best described as humanities second “Space Race”. With growing interest among emerging countries and private sector aerospace companies pushing to explore the Sol system in it’s entirety. These days saw the construction of multiple space stations, the first rudimentary star ships which would eventually replace rockets, and the first non earth colonies on Luna and Mars. Advances came fast and many during this time of discovery.
  • 2027 – 2031 Unfortunately some of the biggest discoveries came as resources were suddenly pulled away from the space industry. In early 2027 the world erupted into it’s third World War. Fueled by Russian posturing and expansion into former U.S.S.R territory, and a renewed and strengthened alliance between Russia and China, NATO could no longer ignore the expansion and threats. It didn’t take long before Europe once again became the world’s battlefield. It was at this same scientists accomplished fusion power and private sector companies Bigelow Aerospace and Space X developed the first propulsion engines using Helium 3 refined from the Regolith of the moon.
  • 2032 The CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland creates the first confirmed Dark Matter observed by science. Theoretical technologies are tested using these new findings such as Alcubierreā€™s Warp Drive with some measure of success on small scales. Life is also discovered in water vapor plumes from the moon Ganymede and a few small expedition science colonies are sent to many of the outer solar system moons to explore. All of this is vastly overshadowed by the rising conflicts on Earth.
  • 2035 The culmination of the war happened near the end of the year with the first nuclear bomb was launched by the collapsing North Korea into Seoul and Tokyo. With the events happening worldwide North Korea had been without aid from any of its normal supporters and was desperate after an internal power struggle left a vacuum in their government. With the retaliation by the US and NATO on China’s border, this erupted into a very serious nuclear exchange where dozens of warheads were detonated around the globe. After the nuclear exchange the Chinese/Russian alliance agreed to a cease-fire and a truce was declared.
  • 2036 – 2047 The time of great death. As bad as the war had been, it was the next generation that paid the price. Besides the immediate fallout, the immediate aftermath of the bombs the firestorms had belched over 50 million tonnes of ash into the sky, blocking the suns rays. Global temperatures crashed over the first ten years, lengthening winters and clutching the world in “frost storms” where crops and animals would be killed without warning. Populations crashed worldwide and world powers scrambled to adopt renewable energy sources, advanced hydroponics and food cultivation in compact artificial systems.
  • 2048 – 2084 As the ash settled, the world’s temperatures once again stabilized. However little returned to normal. The bombs had all but stripped the world’s ozone layer, allowing deadly ultraviolet light to decimate plants and animals around the world. While those with the resources to manage advanced food production methods existed, and generally had access to means of defending these advantages, the world powers of Earth crumbled and the planet fell to chaos.
  • 2085 – 2098 Into the stars humanity fled. The larger aerospace companies whom had managed to gain a foothold into colonizing the solar system and developing technologies began constructing and selling “Colony Ships”. Outfitted with experimental Warp Drives which used particle acceleration to create dark energy, which powered the ship to punch bubbles into space-time and jump into the stars. These companies took payment in Earth technologies and information, cataloging old-world information for future generations. The ships were made from mining the asteroid belt of the Sol system and the first Helium 3 skimming stations built around the gas giants to collect fuel. The Colony Ships were sold to any and all even remotely civilized groups whom could contact them on Earth. From religious collectives, struggling governments, mercenary corps and even whole cities. Many and more of these Colony Ships left into the uncharted space, never to be heard from again.
  • 2099 With it being unlikely any remaining pilots are left on Earth the Colony Ships stop production. Many of the colony ships left in groups, the largest of which finding a new earthlike planet in the Kepler Verge. This planet was similar in composition in nearly every way to Earth and was named Earth 2. This became the seeming center of humanity. Small colonies were left behind in the Sol system to direct others to Earth 2 and to keep an eye over the original Earth as it plunged further into oblivion. It is estimated that of the 8 billion people on Earth before World War 3 began, only about 1.8 billion managed to survive and flee on the Colony Ships.
  • 2112 Earth 2 is found to have a wide range of native biology, although none seemingly advanced with any form of greater intelligence. However a race of small ape-like creatures seemed to show an uncanny ability to learn and perform tasks. These creatures were later dubbed Eidolons and over time would be trained and bred to become servants for humanity. It was also discovered they had some strange field of power that helped stabilize the atomic accelerator used for Warp Drives, making them indispensable on star ships. Aiding in tasks big and small. Another useful frog-like creature, the Furling Frog was discovered, which absorbed large amounts of radiation and had a distinct ability to detect radioactive isotopes and changing color when such a thing is present. Given their usefulness, most ships keep a couple of them.
  • 2141 With more and more established colonies regaining contact with the central Earth 2 government, Galactic Law was established, but tough to enforce. It took time for news to travel from place to place, and made enforcing any laws a challenge. Colonies began gross human rights abuses, experimental human augmentation, flying without transponders, piracy and gross violations into laws regarding contact with alien biology. For this reason an independent group of lawbringers called the Marshals were established. Their order was that of judge, jury and executioner and they spread through the colonies to be the iron fist of the Earth 2 government.
  • 2150 – 2198 Some people are found to display symptoms of extrasensory perception (ESP). Although those that are affected seem to also have a difficult time living past the manifestation of these abilities. Those that do are often mentally unstable. Scientific research is done independently through the Galaxy regarding these powers, as it is believed to be a result of Warp Drive usage. No scientific evidence is conclusive, and in most sectors these individuals are treated as having a madness, while on some backwater worlds hunted and rooted out of society due to their powerful and dangerous manifestations.
  • 2200 – 2240 Humanity survives into the twenty third century. With over a hundred years since humanity spread to the stars, populations once again begin to thrive as they spread through the galaxy. On Earth 2 science became a big focus of the government and advances in medicine, technology and biology came to the betterment of humanity and spread through the rest of the galaxy. On the frontier worlds chemical weapons, advanced artificial intelligence and human augmentation grew. This led to many conflicts between Marshals on these far flung colonies, and worlds that seemed to reject the Earth 2 rule in favor of their own local governments. Given the slow means of communication, most of these events were kept out of the public eye on the prime worlds.
  • 2241 Contact with the first advanced alien intelligence occurs in the Astyoche system. Humanity had only the smallest of colonies aboard Helium 3 skimming platforms above a gas giant when it occurred. A massive ship unlike anything that humans had ever built, of a design unlike anything that had ever been seen before. The ship was damaged and fell into orbit around the same gas giant to refuel and begin repairs. The repairs took over four months and direct contact was eventually made. The strange language shared among these creatures and completely alien technology prevented much interaction. In fact, the race seemed to be called what translated to English as Kylo.
  • 2244 As humanity expanded into Katyayani Nebula and the Alcmene Verge they were met with hostility from the Kylothians. The Kylothians seemed to have already established colonies in these sectors and seemed to take any encroachment into these areas as hostile, not willing to use diplomacy at all in these sectors. With very little desire to bow to the will of human culture or allow human controlled space to encroach on their own, the relations between Kylothian and Human stalled. Many human worlds see the Kylothians as boogeymen whom plot the destruction of humanity.
  • 2288 Galactic Rule through the human controlled systems had become a rather loose issue at this point. The Marshals had grown to become a rather extreme force throughout the galaxy, enforcing the rules with some success. The group itself had become nearly a religion in of itself. Those that joined the order forswore their former lives, giving up all worldly possessions and forsaking children and family in the process. They wander human controlled space righting wrongs, as defined by their unwavering code of justice. Marshals compare their devotion to the Knights Errant or Samurais of Earth’s history. This created growing tensions among frontier space as smaller fringe governments began to prop themselves up amid growing populations and prosperity.
  • 2292 – 2295 Humanity reaches the Khan Frontier, a formerly unknown sector that was explored with the hope of another garden world similar to Earth. While a world was indeed found, it was found to already be inhabited and settled. An advanced sentient warrior race used the system as the outer fringe of their established space. The Khan manage to establish communication with humanity fairly quickly and first generation communication devices are created in collaboration between the Khan and humankind. Khan society seems to be that of a tribal nature, loosely working together but without any type of true central government. Those Khan whom decide to enter human space are welcomed, so long as they follow human law.
  • 2304 – 2328 A forest world is discovered in a fringe sector deep in space near the galactic core. On this planet seems to wage a war between two sentient race, one that looked to be a race of tree-like creatures called the Kapak and another a multi-legged race called the Birrin. Originally humanity believed the Birrin to be invaders and aided the Kapak, as the forest covered world appeared to be the perfect habitat for the Kapak and the Birrin looked to be an invasive spacefaring species trying to take over the planet. This turned out to be completely wrong however, as in the late 2320’s it was discovered that the Kapak were an invasive species that launched spores into space and seeded asteroids, which later crashed into garden worlds and led to an explosive overgrowth of Kapak forest. The Birrin were native to this planet and being wiped out by the Kapak. Being a species that had just began experimenting with space flight, the Birrin were now facing extinction. With little chance of saving their world, their few numbers were accepted into human space and they made the decision to destroy their home world with nuclear bombardment to destroy the Kapak on the planet and avoid further spread into their new human shared territory. It is estimated only about 1million Birrin survived. After this, human controlled sectors became hypersensitive to Kapak outbreaks and made immense efforts to wipe out any Kapak found in human sectors.
  • 2385 The sector of Vanita Omega is discovered, close to the galactic core it was an unlikely place to find a habitable planet. The one that is found is remarkably similar to Earth and surrounded by absolutely massive space stations. Humanity was instantly greeted by a super advanced alien race that, after a very short period of translation, named themselves the Echiest. The Echiest seemed to have a working relationship with the Kylothians, and those that lived in the Vanita Omega sector seemed to be slavers of a sort. The planet was used as a breeding and training ground for a variety of species. These different species were then sold to the Kylothians (and supposedly anyone else who could afford them.) as beasts of burden or war. A sentient race of intelligent but overly aggressive and short lived creatures called the Gal seemed to be a favorite of the Echiest. Human and Khan forces attempted to end the practices, but after a few brief skirmishes and threat of complete war from the Kylothians it was determined that humanity would leave the sector alone.
  • 2411 – 2445 The Galactic Government found itself spread thin and barely able to keep control. With growing tension in fringe territories with alien races, piracy and the lack of information. At the same time, groups of people with extrasensory perception had been gathering, learning from one another in small fringe colonies and remote locations. After many years of struggling to contain the mental abilities without going mad or death, success was forming. However the social stigma behind these people gave them no power to wield of any kind culturally, politically or socially. However they began gathering in the Andros Expanse, psionically touching one another and making their way to a central location.
  • 2455 A large collective of individuals within the Andros Expanse forms the Andromeda Cluster. A political group led by a select few individuals with exceptional extrasensory perception. These individuals call themselves Psychics or Psions and have gathered a great deal of others from around the galaxy to join them. The majority of this movement being led by others with extrasensory perception. Very quickly these individuals forced out the Earth 2 government and redeveloped the local colonies with their ideology. Creating a haven for people struggling with extrasensory perception to develop their minds in a safe, controlled way outside of the social pressures of normal galactic space.
  • 2456 – 2461 Initially the Earth 2 government resisted the Andromeda Cluster’s new government. The Marshals initially fought back, making attacks at the Andromeda Cluster’s leadership. However using the vast and quickly developing psychic abilities located in the Andromeda Cluster, the Marshals were no match. Instead, the Andromeda Cluster began bringing immediate benefits through the galaxy. Advanced psychic technology was developed, communication terminal hubs were constructed in most major systems through the galaxy, allowing instant communication to all parts of the galaxy. As this happened, the Andromeda Cluster used this influence to begin subverting Earth 2 law around the galaxy.
  • 2462 At an emergency meeting among the Earth 2 government an attack was laid. The Andromeda Cluster had began hostile takeover of Earth 2 sectors, using deadly psychic technology to oust local leadership. The central government assembled to develop methods of combating this attack, but were met with an infiltrated attack by Andromeda Cluster operatives that left no known survivors. The result was a central galactic government being instituted by the Andromeda Cluster with all human systems falling under the iron rule within the year, many in sudden and violent government coups.
  • 2463 – 2831 Many of the laws Earth 2 had enacted were changed by the Andromeda Cluster. Over the next few hundred years many formerly forbidden technologies were once again explored including artificial intelligence and human augmentation. This was a new time of human expansion and advancement, with the extremely authoritative totalitarianism and planned economy of the Andromeda Cluster allowed for the psychic rulers to control nearly every aspect of the galaxy. Pirate and outlaw groups fled to the deepest reaches of space to avoid the overbearing rule. Alien relations were broken down into very specific rules and regulations as well, leading to increasingly tense times with all of the galactic inhabitants as the Andromeda Cluster’s government attempted to bend any beings within their space to the governments unbending will.
  • 3023 The experiments of augmentation by the Andromeda Cluster took a turn for the worse. The experimentation projects took place on a few specialized space stations, one of which came under revolt. When the augments took control of the station, they used the technology on board to enhance themselves in ways to defend against their Psychic masters. Eventually they broke away, taking the entire station into the black of space without a trace in one of the few violent outbreaks during the Andromeda rule that wasn’t quickly squashed.
  • 3185 High Chairman Alexios Gardei and a vast majority of the Psychics throughout the galaxy are touched by the mind of an unknown being somewhere in space. The actual touch of this mind is debated, however it’s clear that some sort of break in the cognition of the Psionic Mind was affected. Some of those touched by this mind simply went insane, others instead began an obsessive search to reconnect with the mind, devoting time and resources into finding out more about this entity.
  • 3185 – 3186 The Andromeda Cluster made a huge shift in power and resources in the search for this mysterious entity. Money, essential goods and needed services were all diverted resulting in near immediate collapse of many smaller colonies dependent on such things. In two years the galaxy seemed on the verge of collapse, as uprisings large and small erupted throughout the galaxy, resulting in many bloody massacres by the Marshals, upholding current galactic law and quelling the rebel forces. Everything but the most self sufficient sectors fell apart and were either destroyed or abandoned.
  • 3187 – 3198 A scholar, historian and rebel leader on Earth 2 named Minuet Mylo led a team of scientists on a discovery that refined thorium, or thorium in large enough natural quantities dampened or deadened a Psychic’s powers. This gave the disorganized rebellion a huge tool that they used to fight the inattentive Andromeda Cluster government. The war waged with most of the galaxy siding with the rebellion, and in 3198 it was considered a success when the Andromeda Cluster pulled all of it’s remaining forces into the Andros Expanse to protect the border. With both sides resources being so immensely depleted, the rebellion was won and the fragmented remains of society collectively planned out how to rebuild.
  • 3199 – 3211 The remaining galactic leaders planned out and implemented a republic with an emphasis on allowing the local sectors to form their own laws, with the Allied Galactic Republic being an overhead government collective made up by an elected senate from the individual sectors to preserve their best interests. The actual formation of the government took many years, as the leaders insisted on a fair and equal system that promoted freedom and choice among it’s governed peoples. The central Allied Galactic Republic government was established and located at Earth 2. The Republic then began to recruit and reestablish the expanded colonies of galactic space.
  • 3212 – 3235 Many local governments and independent sectors did not desire to be under the thumb of any galactic government. All of these sectors had their reasons, be them fear of a larger authoritative government, small tyrant leaders or any other reasons. However the Allied Galactic Republic pushed through, sending leader representative far and wide and liberating oppressed worlds, while giving other worlds a choice to remain independent or join the Republic. One of the most influential leaders among this time was Aquila Le’mar, a charismatic woman whom stood upon a platform of erasing the Psychic evil of the Andromeda Cluster. She began a campaign of galactic cleansing, dispatching operatives using remaining psychic dampening thorium tech to gather up known Psychics and publicly executing them as a demonstration of their intent to never allow Psychic manipulation in the galaxy again. This led to a lot of sectors on the fence to turn and join the Republic, as the republic had the means to find and destroy the evil Psychic operatives of the Andromeda Cluster.
  • 3236 – 3272 (Present) The new Allied Galactic Republic is slowly helping the galaxy rebuild from near collapse. Slowly but surely the galaxy is healing it’s old wounds, and worlds are continuing to join the Republic. Many worlds still maintain independence, and others still are ruinous shells of their former selves, fraught with danger. The Republic is rebuilding and reinstating law among the galaxy. Meanwhile there are rumors of Kylothian expansion and experimentation on fringe worlds and continued pirate attacks on the outer systems. A massive group of augmented humanoids have also been seen on the fringes of the galaxy and a new defense force under direct control of the Republic is forming to combat the lawlessness in the expanding Republic.

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