Timeline

Dates Anno Domini


2038
Theoretical developments predict "just as fast as light" warp capsules.
2046
Experimental confirmation of JAFAL theory.
2059
Flinger #1 begins sending lightspeed probes to nearby stars.
2083
Report arrives from probe — Tau Ceti III confirmed habitable.
2091
Interplanetary Society launches the first interstellar colony ship, Red Earth, towards Tau Ceti from its warp encapsulator Bifrost.
2103
Pioneers arrive on Tau Ceti III, name their colony Avalon.
2115
News of safe landing on Tau Ceti reaches Earth.
2117
Superpowers dispatch pioneers to official colonies: China founds Xin Tian Di; India founds Navabharata; North American Coalition founds Mayflower; Mercosur founds Paraíso en los Cielos del Sur. EU auctions three sites on Tau Ceti adjacent to Avalon: New Sunrise, San Pietro, Ys.
2125
Anchises Inangulo (an eccentric tycoon) sends pioneers to colony Aeneas, sponsors elite migrants.
c. 21272141
Following foundation of Catholic colony San Pietro on Tau Ceti, enthusiasts within major religions establish religious colonies Alhurr, Covenant, Emmaus, Fureidis, Hijra, Oikos Kyriou, Pentecost.
c. 2132
Superpowers cut funding for official colonies.
2136
News reaches Earth that Tau Ceti has population 100,000 and Avalon has founded a university. Emigration starts to be considered prudent.
21402148
Pioneers arrive at the official colonies of 2120.
21402147
Utopist ventures set forth for Bakunin, Cockaigne, Egalité, Iter, Khemet, Neuheim, Persatuan, Simanta, Terranova, Xindalu.
2145
News arrives that pioneers have arrived safely at Xin Tian Di and Navabharata. Boom in demand for emigration.
2148
Pioneers despatched on first commercial speculative colony venture to colonise its own world, Broadmeadow.
21482353
Various parties establish ~600 more colonies.
2353
Earth destroyed by a catalytic thermonuclear explosion.

Dates ab Tellure destructa


1–c. 15
Survivors in deep space colonies in Earth's solar system mostly evacuate to the colonies.
12
News of the destruction of Earth arrives at Tau Ceti.
147
Pioneers arrive at Feilong, the last colony.
342
Eichberger demonstrates self-encapsulating FTL warp ship.
c. 370
"Pirate" Eichberger drives in use.
c. 400
Pirate activities notorious.
417
Eichberger vests his fortune in the Eichberger Foundation for Interstellar Peace and Justice.
425
Eichberger Foundation launches Space Patrol and Bounty Hunters' Agency.
431
Bertillion destroys Mayflower.
432
Kobayashi destroys Orinoco.
MacArthur leads Fleet in oath to prevent future mass killing.
c. 439490
the Formation Wars.
495
Lunar Conference. Empire constituted.
499
First meeting of Imperial Senate. Imperial Crimes Act.
500
Imperial Spaceways transfers shipping to lucrative routes in the Core. Naval expenditures cut back.
501
Home Office established. Imperial schools system.
504
Regulus Academy founded.
507
Imperial Corps of Marines founded.
c. 527
Imperial Spaceways returns to the outer colonies.
529
First Survey mission.
532
Full-scale Survey Program commences.
c. 535550
Assistance services founded to help colonies discovered by Survey. Senate grows to hundreds of members.
546
New Athens, last colony in the Core to hold out against the Empire, ratifies Treaty of Luna.
547
Empire sets up system of sectors.
549
The Capital officially opened.
552
Eichberger Realty starts terraforming uninhabited worlds in the Beyond.
557
Senate passes establishment acts to allow new worlds to be settled.
560563
O'Neill cylinders built as Imperial sector HQs officially opened.
565
Alumnus of the Regulus Academy appointed to the Imperial Council for the first time. Nature of the Regulus School revealed as a training program for Platonic Guardians. Assassinations of alumni.
566
Justice Commission Act, Imperial Judicature Act, Evidence Act, and Criminal Rehabilitation Act create an independent commission to enforce the Imperial Crimes Act of 499.
570
ICfJ's first investigators take up their posts. Imperial district courts hear first cases.
580
Crisis develops over republican forms of government on Imperial settlements. Moratorium on administration acts for new colonies.
584
Compromise of '84 — Imperial settlements to have assorted forms of government.
601
Andrew Orloff becomes first alumnus of the Regulus Academy to be elected Chairman of the Imperial Council.
606
Annual establishment acts bring count of inhabited worlds to one thousand.


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