CS -100: Drachon warships begin to raid Garden worlds.
CS -82: Mineral deposits discovered in the Giant Nebula, prospectors and corporations rush to stake claims.
CS -75: Giant Nebula prospectors fight corporations over mining claims, escalates into open conflict. Because of cutthroat practices and lawlessness of the region, becomes known as The Blood Nebula.
CS -71: Corporations begin physically removing asteroids and stellar debris from the Blood Nebula for mining at facilities withing nearby systems. Prospectors begin arming mining ships to prevent or raid these mineral convoys. First Blood Nebula Pirate Gangs appear.
CS -62: Infernus Clan raiders destroys the city of Zabross on Kel, killing 2 million humans.
CS -61: Arctus Clan raiders seize the nesting broods in the N'guli city of Kakarakas and use them as bait to fight the best warriors of the N'guli. They hold out for 16 days. Almost an entire generation of N'guli are lost (320,000 N'guli eggs)
CS -59: In response to the growing threat of the Drachon, The Union forms between the humans and the N'guli. Union courts the Allef, but Allef refuse to join.
CS -52: Allef homeworld suffers an unexpected catastrophic extinction-level-event, entire planetary population and society annihilated. Estimated 3% of total Allef population survived (off-world at time of event)
CS -47: Urnar join the Union
CS -43: After several months without finding new mineral sources, the last of the Blood Nebula mining corporations folds. Mining operations within the Blood Nebula ceases. Blood Nebula pirate gangs begin to raid convoys in nearby systems.
CS -33: Danal citizens vote to leave the Union, motion denied by Union Ruling Council. Leads to weeks of riots and evenual armed uprising against Union interests on Danal. Revolutionary War of Danal begins
CS -29: Revolutionary War of Danal ends with the capture and public execution of the Rebel Leaders.
CS -12: Union begins courting the Granos to formally join the Union.
CS -1: First non-human Prime elected in The Union
CS 0: Campaign starts
- After new common calendar began, with the date of the Union's formation as the first of the year. By that calendar, it is now Year 59 of the Union Era.
- As I was going through the above points, I had thought about moving back the Drachon attacks and the Union formation 100 years, to give it a sense of history and establishment. I then decided against it; I want the Union to be a fragile thing, to be a political entity that's stumbling and trying to figure out how it works. It made a harsh choice with it's handling of the Danal Revolution, one that set the tone for policy going forward and may have alienated several potential members (and current ones). Finally, it gives the players a social playground to romp in, as they could be contacted by various factions within the Union who want to fix it (or make it worse).