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Timeline II(a): Signs of Trouble

Timeline II(a): Signs of Trouble

1992 - Humanity encountered the Kiohn race, another trade partner of the Hegemony. Their homeworld remains unknown to this day, though it's suspected to lie thousands of light-years to the northeast of Kapteynia Beta.

1994 - The Hegemony welcomed Earth into the Farold Beacon Network. This network sped travel a light-year every four hours, vastly improving interstellar trade. Humanity was forbidden from expanding this network without permission, with the instability of long distance jumps being the stated reason.

1995 - David and Cassie Andrews, along with Jose and Elise Chavez, landed the first asteroid hauler on Chrylia. Mining activity also grew in popularity as industry in space grew beyond simple salvage work.

1999 - A group of five Kiohn pilots hijacked an asteroid hauler on Chrylia, murdering two human pilots in the process. Pilot Jack Worthington became the first human to fly combat in space when he took revenge on the Kiohn pilots for his fallen comrades. While he faced criminal charges for the act, the damage was done. As Human-Kiohn relations soured, newly seated dictator KiKai Faro announced that the Hegemony would remain neutral in the event of hostilities.

1999 - The Hegemony traded phaser weapon technology to humanity in exchange for more agricultural aid. Cows, pigs, and other livestock were tranquilized and sent to the Farolds, along with an expert to aid in expanding their farming industry.

2000 - A new thrust drive for large ships was tested, resulting in the deaths of fifty humans and two Farolds. The Space Operations Chief in charge of the project was relieved of duty for acting against the advisement of the FSI and his second in command. Akhmar Bryant became the new Space Operations Chief.

2002 - Following the popularization of mobile phones on Earth, the Space Phone Network is tied to the FBN to allow for interstellar communication.

2003 - Hegemony Farold Engineer LaroraLo Faro and his team designed the Space Train Network, commonly known as STN. Inspired by the trains on Earth, LaroraLo designed space ships operating on a high octane fuel for quick transit on and between planets. Although highly popular, the trains have a limited range and only travel between a set of two destination points.

2009 - The European Space Agency (ESA) started preparations for several expeditions to some of the largest moons of Jupiter. While several expeditions were launched, the details remain unclear. NASA launched its own expedition that same year, following information obtained from a Farold tradesman, though the nature of the mission was kept top secret. No return trip was ever documented.

2015 - In September, KiKai Faro is ousted from leadership of the Farold nation of Oria. The new leader, LeeLee Faro, would become the youngest and most famous Farold dictator. Timothy Wyatt becomes the first human to hold office in the Hegemony ranks when he is put in charge of the Farold defense plans. Space industry and travel grew more than ever, along with increased incidents of spaceborne violence.

2016 - A team of Farold and Human scientists, under the leadership of GniaGnia Faro, discovered a star system. When a planet was found to be potentially habitable, a research mission was prepared for the system, temporarily labeled Sigma 439 Gamma Epsilon 3.

2017 - The mission to Sigma 439 Gamma Epsilon 3 is put on hold as the Kiohn race began their quest to wipe out humans and anyone who would attempt to stop them. Human expansionism and dominance in trade and industry were cited as the cause for the war.

2018 - The Kiohn destroyed everything in their path as the war continued. Dictator LeeLee Faro began to make ready an underground safe haven for humans, though she continued the Farold policy of staying out of the conflict itself. As intelligence brought to light a Kiohn plan to irradiate Earth with nuclear weaponry, LeeLee was forced to rush the transport of humans to this haven. The first decade of human life underground would be spent setting up shelters, food growth facilities, and other necessary buildings in the 150 square miles of caverns.

This help file was last modified: 04/21/23 at 9:16 p.m.

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