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This page contains an amalgamation of all of recorded history. The earliest fixed-date being the founding of High Tower. While dates within the Age of Darkness are impossible to fix, approximations are given in B.G.A.. No dates can be approximated before the Age of Darkness and belong to one of the three periods:

The Mage Wars

The First Chaotic Period

(3700~-2500~ B.G.A.)

Year B.G.A. 3700 (Approx.) of the Age of Mages: the very first known Mage Tower is constructed, and Chain Attack magic perfected. The War is changed forever.

Year B.G.A. 3570-3640 of the Age of Mages: as the power of Magic continues to grow, loose organizations of lesser-path magicians form, called ‘Wizard Breakers’, to take down those who use Magic to enslave others. By the mid 3600s, the dozens of rogue groups have formed a cohesive network, with limited resources but high skill.

Year B.G.A. 3528 of the Age of Mages: a new kind of power emerges, the power to re-animate dead tissue. The creator of this power, Rubiceye, gives it a name: Necromancy.

Necromancy is based on reanimation technology developed by the Ancients to prolong life, incorporated into a second program designed to artificially give humans magical abilities. Rubiceye, who understood much more about magic than the Ancients did, was able to make their gene therapy work. Thus, the power of Necromancy is genetic, not learned.

Year B.G.A. 3475 of the Age of Mages: The Drack people develop a sophisticated network of canals, lakes, and other waterways all over the Clearwater Plain, boarding Clearwater Sound on the Greater Continent.

Year B.G.A. 3300 of the Age of Mages: probably time period for settlement of Capricia.

Year B.G.A. 3310 of the Age of Mages: Suspected year of birth of Kozek.

Year B.G.A. 3333 of the Age of Mages: Weagal launches a major offensive to capture the goblin city of of Kuu-Allaa.

Year B.G.A. 3457 of the Age of Mages: the clandestine Order of Wizard-Breakers has evolved from a mere collaboration of lesser-path mages and warriors into a pseudo-religious cult of dark wizards and battling sorcerers. Their skills are available for a price, but their allegiance is not.

Year B.G.A. 3455 of the Age of Mages: the first Drack nuclear reactor goes critical.

Year B.G.A. 3216 of the Age of Mages: the Narano people establish city states along the Nara River.

Year B.G.A. 3056 of the Age of Mages: what semblance of order pre-dates the Age of Mages comes to an end. Chaos becomes the new way of things as wizards vie for dominance of the Multi-Verse. This represents the officially-recognized start of the Mage Wars as a conflict, and the point of no return as nations dive headlong into battle.

Year B.G.A. 3021 of the Age of Mages: the Necromancers, who have existed as a cohesive nation over five hundred years, begin to split.

Year B.G.A. 3005 of the Age of Mages: the schism is now complete, and the Necromancers are divided between the Grey Temple and the Green Temple.

Year B.G.A. 2900 of the Age of Mages: supposedly the Rinoin civilization began around this time, though historical evidence is vague.

Year B.G.A. 2900 of the Age of Mages: Destruction of Goblin capitol city Kuu-Allaa.

Year B.G.A. 2700 of the Age of Mages: in the city of Sun's Beacon, the earliest structures are constructed on the site of Harrot.

Year B.G.A. 2617 of the Age of Mages: Viatark composes the Dialogues of Viatark, one of the oldest known works of classic literature that can be conclusively dated.

Year B.G.A. 2525 of the Age of Mages: the Balictu people begin to explore space in advanced Magic-Tech spacecraft.

The Intermediate Period

(2500~-2400~ B.G.A.), this era is called the Intermediate Period for the clear shift from many small powers to a few very large.

Year B.G.A. 2507: the first Emperor of the Marcon Alliance crowns himself atop a Mage Tower clad in Orichalcum, becoming then the most powerful mage in the verse.

Year B.G.A. 2512-2593 of the Age of Mages: the first stable multi-world governments begin to form. Throughout the Wars, the goal has always been to control more than one world, thus making the conquest of any single world child’s play; but this marks the first time in history during which it is known to happen. This time is called the Intermediate Period.

The Dynastic Period

(2400~-301 B.G.A.)

Year B.G.A. 2400 of the Age of Mages: Several wizard-kings of the future Marcon Alliance band together to conquer the Greater Continent. They are stopped briefly by the Drack, who are then annihilated.

Year B.G.A. 2377: the Mehi Codex is originally assembled.

Year B.G.A. 2321: Probable founding of first M'KHaren empire.

Year B.G.A. 2200 of the Age of Mages: fall of the Sable civilization, last confirmed descendants of the Goat clan who probably invented agriculture.

Year B.G.A. 2200 of the Age of Mages: supposed end of the Rinoin civilization, most likely at the hands of an early iteration of the Marcon Alliance.

Year B.G.A. 1506 of the Age of Mages: The Marcon Alliance solidifies as a coalition of fifty-one Arch Magi, controlling massive armies and resources, and become the dominant power in the Multi-Verse. Magi of the Marcon were known for reducing the women under their empire to slaves. Subjects were organized into a rigid caste-system, with few rights to the lower castes, and no motion between any. The only exceptions were males who demonstrated magical affinity, all of whom were taken from their families and trained to work in the Mage Towers, increasing the Marcons' power.

Year B.G.A. 1355: Probable founding for Bootharian Empire

Year B.G.A. 1315: the dragon sorceress Lelerough forges a small yet mighty empire, called simply The Dragonlands.

Year B.G.A. 1000: Gnarra Yoff is born, or there abouts.

Year B.G.A. 1000: Layloma Empire forms.

Year B.G.A. 901: The Dragonlands are unable to defend themselves, and fall to the Marcon Alliance. Lelerough cuts a massive swath of destruction through the Marcons and is eventually killed. Her defiance would set the stage for the Marconians' final defeat 600 years later.

Year B.G.A. 901: Draco destroys Pem Farheuill in a similar act of rage against the Marcons. This is why Pem Farheuill is never mentioned, going forward.

Year B.G.A. 538 of the Age of Mages: the M’KHaren cruise ship Frunala Maru is lost with all hands aboard.

Year B.G.A. 500: Forms the Order of the Cardinal Star, a non-denominational alliance of Paladins. They would later become the First File and fight alongside Eieber to end the Mage Wars.

Year B.G.A. 307 of the Age of Mages: Emersynn Searlin leads 7 armies against Raw-Form Caster Enver Hoxha.

The Second Chaotic Period

(301-0 B.G.A.)

Year B.G.A. 301 of the Age of Mages: Emerging out of nowhere, an army of battling sorcerers wreak havoc on the Marcon Alliance, then the most powerful single force in the Multi-Verse. Within a year, the Marcon Alliance is broken. The power-vacuum created by this brings about the downfall of every major tower-alliance in the Known Worlds, permitting the end of the Age of Mages. This army of battling sorcerers later became the Gudersnipe Foundation.

Year B.G.A. 140 of the Age of Mages: probably birth-year of Finley Ray.

Year B.G.A. 102 of the Age of Mages: Dr. Rupert Python is "born".

Year B.G.A. 74 of the Age of Mages: a group of wizards complete the magical sword they name 'Echbalder', attempting to retrieve the original Echbaldham

Year B.G.A. 63 of the Age of Mages: the Gudersnipe Army crushes the Order of Wizard-Breakers. The Order have grown powerful by this time, with roots running deep; but Laytami’s forces are stronger.

Year B.G.A. 17 of the Age of Mages: Emersynn Searlin dies.

Year B.G.A. 6 of the Age of Mages: Echbalder is entrusted to Eieber and the Order of the Slayer Dragons is founded. Draco presents the first ten Slayer Dragons with the special power that allows them to end the Mage Wars once and for all.

Year B.G.A. 2 of the Age of Mages: The armies of Eieber and the Slayer Dragons prepare battle with those of Laytami Gudersnipe Savont. Instead of fighting, however, a truce is struck, on what would become known as the Day of Dawn’s Reflection.


The Ages of the Alliance

Golden Age

The Golden Age is the first Age of the Alliance. The term was coined by Eieber, who announced upon ending the Mage Wars that "A new golden age has begun!", though history would prove his statement somewhat inaccurate. The Golden Age is also the First Age as it was the first Age to follow the Mage Wars. Though not formalized until nearly 1000 years later, Eieber's Golden Age would set the standard for the A.Y. System and the system of Ages.

Year 0 of the Age of Mages: Eieber, the First Pendragon, leads the Slayer Dragons and an army of Paladins to end the Mage Wars and establish a new era in the World of Life in which those with magic shall not rule over those without. The Mage Wars end and the Golden Age begins.

Year 1 of the Golden Age: construction begins of the city of Arindell.

Year 2 of the Golden Age: the Battle of the Sanguine Gulch is the last official battle of the Mage Wars.

Year 10 of the Golden Age: Laytami Gudersnipe completes his assessment and cataloguing of land-holdings and resources captured during the Mage Wars, and officially establishes the Gudersnipe Foundation.

Year 16 of the Golden Age: Aden Searlin is born.

Year 24 of the Golden Age: Valley Gail Keep is established in the new city of Arindell, and the Slayer Dragons allow the election of the Ruling Council to oversee matters of state.

Year 27 of the Golden Age: the Ruling Council collapses under countless layers of bureaucracy and widespread corruption.

Year 32 of the Golden Age: the Ministry of Earth replaces the Ruling Council.

Year 34 of the Golden Age: the Library of Arindell is established by Eieber.

Year 35 of the Golden Age: Valley Gail Keep is completed.

Year 36 of the Golden Age: the Ministry of Earth collapses under countless layers of bureaucracy and widespread corruption. Eieber declares that the Slayer Dragons shall rule the world under the ideals of Truth, Liberty, and Justice.

Year 40 of the Golden Age: Jayce Spearlock is born.

Year 43 of the Golden Age: Aden Searlin is anointed a Slayer Dragon

Year 57 of the Golden Age: Eieber, the First Pendragon of the Slayer Dragons, dies in his 90th year of life, on the 57th anniversary of the end of the Mage Wars.

Year 57 of the Golden Age: Aden Searlin becomes the second Pendragon.

Year 58 of the Golden Age: the power vacuum created by the death of Eieber brings the government near collapse. Aden Searlin, second Pendragon of Slayer Dragons, does not command nearly the same respect and admiration as Eieber. With but days to save the old alliance, Aden presents the Earth Sphere Unified Nations plan. Imperfect, and a stop-gap at best, this proposal succeeds in maintaining the peace until a more permanent council can be established.

Year 71 of the Golden Age: Jayce Spearlock is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 72 of the Golden Age: Astrid Stador is born.

Year 81 of the Golden Age: Aden Searlin dies.

Year 81 of the Golden Age: Jayce Spearlock becomes Pendragon.

Year 90 of the Golden Age: Jayce Spearlock creates the Slayer Dragon Count, a calendar system to track the Slayer Dragons. His count begins with B.G.A. 6 as a year 0, thus making A.Y. 190 S.D.C. 95.

Year 102 of the Golden Age: Astrid Stador is anointed a Slayer Dragon

Year 110 of the Golden Age: Emily is born.

Year 111 of the Golden Age: Jayce Spearlock dies.

Year 111 of the Golden Age: Astrid Stador becomes the first female Pendragon in history.

Year 135 of the Golden Age: Emily is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 137 of the Golden Age: The remote village of Mehi is abandoned.

Year 138 of the Golden Age: Astrid Stador dies.

Year 138 of the Golden Age: Emily becomes Pendragon.

Year 138 of the Golden Age: Darious Iscanzas is born.

Year 154 of the Golden Age: Johan Teague is born.

Year 210 of the Golden Age: Emily dies.

Year 216 of the Golden Age: Landon Aldis is born.

Year 231 of the Golden Age: the Sauro-Taru are rendered extinct.

Year 238 of the Golden Age: Landon Aldis is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 258 of the Golden Age: Landon Aldis is anointed Pendragon

Year 263 of the Golden Age: Colby Holman is born.

Year 293 of the Golden Age: Colby Holman is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 298 of the Golden Age: the Earth Sphere Unified Nations agreement ceases to exist as a functional entity and begins a long and painful collapse. The process begins when the Gudersnipe Foundation, once a formal signatory, officially withdraws from the agreement.

Year 298 of the Golden Age: The so-called Golden Age of the Slayer Dragons begins.

Year 300 of the Golden Age: Landon Aldis dies.

Year 300 of the Golden Age: Colby Holman is anointed Pendragon.

Year 322 of the Golden Age: first written account of the Alliance of Mages

Year 325 of the Golden Age: Colby Holman is killed in a vicious gang brawl.

Year 435 of the Golden Age: Genghis Sater is born.

Year 461 of the Golden Age: Genghis Sater is anointed a Slayer Dragon

Year 480 of the Golden Age: Genghis Sater becomes Pendragon.

Year 500 of the Golden Age: Kenneth Winter is born.

Year 501 of the Golden Age: the Gudersnipe Foundation begins production of the Sparrowhawk-class Fighter Interceptor.

Year 512 of the Golden Age: the Ritats develop FTL.

Year 517 of the Golden Age: Kenneth Winter is annointed as the youngest Slayer Dragon in history.

Year 527 of the Golden Age: Kenneth Winter becomes the first Slayer Dragon to die in battle.

Year 529 of the Golden Age: Genghis Sater dies.

Year 599 of the Golden Age: famed explorer Finious Aberton visits the ruins of Centered, jewel of the Marcon Alliance, and returns with acute radiation syndrome, indicating that the site is still poisoned.

Year 729 of the Golden Age: The Ma-makar Separatists overthrow the democratically elected government of Korrinth, replacing it with a brutal military junta.

Year 732 of the Golden Age: The Battle of the Brutish Sea threatens to destabilize the Alliance.

Year 872 of the Golden Age: the Gudersnipe Foundation completes the GATE network and opens it to the general public for a reasonable fee.

Year 897 of the Golden Age: The Ritats emerge as a major space-power just in time for the ninety-nine-years war.

Year 898 of the Golden Age: The Golden Age of the Slayer Dragons ends.

Year 899 of the Golden Age: The Earth Sphere Unified Nations ceases to exist. An era known as the ninety-nine-years war. This intermediary period saw very little actual fighting, but massive military buildups and posturing. For a long time, it seemed a new beginning to the Mage Wars was all but inevitable.

Year 934 of the Golden Age: Scott Sagen is born.

Year 952 of the Golden Age: G.S.S. Mercury becomes the very first Mercury Ship ever comissioned.

Year 958 of the Golden Age: Scott Sagen is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 991 of the Golden Age: Scott Sagen is made Pendragon.

Year 998 of the Golden Age: the Golden Age of the Slayer Dragons ends.

Year 998 of the Golden Age: under the leadership of Pendragon Scott Sagen, the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance is finally established. With a complex system of checks and balances, the Alliance finally stands a chance of lasting peace. The Golden Age comes to an end. The Second Age begins.

The Second Age

The First Age passed into the Second Age with the reformation of the Alliance and the establishment of a new order.

Year 1 of the Second Age: the Sparrowhawk-class fighter is officially removed from production but remains in niche rôles in active service. The last Sparrowhawk will not be decomissioned until A.Y. 2152.

Year 4 of the Second Age: the Alliance Space Commission and the Merchant Marine are officially formed.

Year 9 of the Second Age: the Ancient Studies Foundation is formally given a charter by the Alliance.

Year 20 of the Second Age: Pendragon Scott Sagen dies.

Year 71 of the Second Age: On a distant world once part of the Marcon Alliance, the tomb of Lelerough, Destroyer of Worlds is found completely intact. Her body is eventually returned home to The Dragonlands, and buried with great honor.

Year 85 of the Second Age: the Legions of Terror are made a formal unit within the Gudersnipe Crimson Blade.

Year 103 of the Second Age: Lelerough's body is re-interred with great honor.

Year 103 of the Second Age: nine dragon flights attempt to resettle The Dragonlands, naming their flights after the nine who first established the empire.

Year 105 of the Second Age: Merres and Ella Cornwall claim to discover the Horn of Agraya

Year 113 of the Second Age: The Athenaeus Shipyard opens as the Alliance's oldest shipyard.

Year 121 of the Second Age: The first official MEAN series of vehicles is pressed into active service: the M.E.A.N. 1.

Year 148 of the Second Age: The Library of Arindell is established.

Year 150 of the Second Age: Anthony Trac is born.

Year 152 of the Second Age: the last Sparrowhawk fighter is decommissioned.

Year 157 of the Second Age: a dam is constructed on the Little Treonas in an effort to promote agriculture in the region.

Year 166 of the Second Age: Anthony Trac is anointed the youngest Slayer Dragon in history.

Year 185 of the Second Age: Nate Messer leads the famous Messer Expedition to attempt to reach Lake Bentika by sea. His team penetrate nearly a thousand miles up the Nara River before being stopped by cataracts.

Year 201 of the Second Age: Anthony Trac is anointed Pendragon of Slayer Dragons.

Year 207 of the Second Age: the newly-established flights in The Dragonlands discover that the Marcons have salted the earth, and the region is now uninhabitable. The flights relocate to new eeries on islands surrounding The Dragon Sea and in the mountain ranges that border there old lands.

Year 211 of the Second Age: Sydnee Stanton is born.

Year 217 of the Second Age: a clandestine 'Society of Assassins' emerges throughout the Multi-Verse, selling death at a reasonable price. The Society is suspected to have ties to the long-extinct Order of Wizard Breakers.

Year 220 of the Second Age: the Arcol Steppe Authority is formed to put an end to looting in the Arcol region.

Year 229 of the Second Age: the Assassin's Guild leads a sting operation that proves the existence of the Society of Assassins once and for all. The sting, known as the Venta Event involved agents of the Guild; the Office of Special Operations; the Nonlinear Security Agency; and several major Alliance agencies, including the First File and the Slayer Dragons.

Year 230 of the Second Age: Hiayto Merrick of the Society of Assassins officially declares war on the Gudersnipe Foundation and the Assassin's Guild.

Year 231 of the Second Age: Sydnee Stanton is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 242 of the Second Age: Anthony Trac dies.

Year 242 of the Second Age: Sydnee Stanton becomes Pendragon.

Year 270 of the Second Age: Robert Desaradie is born.

Year 293 of the Second Age: in a rare show of diplomacy, the Gudersnipe Foundation agrees to remove its dreaded Boing-Boing missile from active warships and bases.

Year 295 of the Second Age: Robert Desaradie is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 302 of the Second Age: Sydnee Stanton dies.

Year 302 of the Second Age: Robert Desaradie is anointed Pendragon of Slayer Dragons.

Year 345 of the Second Age: the Library of Arindell is established.

Year 347 of the Second Age: Robert Desaradie dies.

Year 500 of the Second Age: The Laughter at Lowland Vale

Year 544-547 of the Second Age: Lous Brenom butchers over 2 billion of his own citizens as part of an "ethnic cleansing". The Gudersnipe Foundation dispatches one of the largest fleets ever assembled to stop it. This marks the first time in history when a mothership is made an official part of a deployment.

Year 729 of the Second Age: Kuu-Allaa is re-discovered.

Year 800 of the Second Age: Honoreck rises as a lich and becomes the leader of the Grey Temple necromancers.

Year 823 of the Second Age: A series of loose city-states alies to form the Midon Republic, applies for and gains admittance to the Alliance.

Year 929 of the Second Age: the Library of Arindell is hidden by Pendragon Lafiet.

Year 940 of the Second Age: the Library of Arindell is established by Pendragon Lafiet in the last year of his life.

Year 999 of the Second Age: the Second Age ends and the Third Age begins.

The Third Age

As the Second Age was the first complete Age to use the now standard A.Y. System, there was far less confusion when the Third Age Began, and for the first time people all over the Alliance could celebrate the passing of one Age into another together.

Year 15 of the Third Age: the WorldCraft Terraforming Firm begins construction on its new fleet of ships. The new ships will take a thousand years to complete.

Necromanic Wars Start Here Year 272 of the Third Age: the now widespread practice of Necromancy reaches a boiling point, and the Grey Temple plunges the entire multi-verse into the Necromanic Wars.

Year 346 of the Third Age: the ruins of a Rinoin city are uncovered, proving for the first time that the Rinoin civilization existed in fact, and shedding new light on one of history's great pecularities.

Year 350 of the Third Age: Lal Soratami is born.

Year 370 of the Third Age: Layloma Empire erupts into civil war.

Year 375 of the Third Age: Lal Soratami is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 378 of the Third Age: the Layloma Empire, which has been in a state of civil war, is finally formally dissolved, dividing into Kiatra, Senega, and Lumot.

Year 380 of the Third Age: an alliance between the Green Temple and the Slayer Dragons ends the necromancy war, and the Grey Temple falls.

Necromanic Wars End Here - 108 Years

Year 392 of the Third Age: a GS surveillance satellite captures 0.3 seconds of sensor data on a mysterious vessel known only as the Adam Cadman II. Sightings of the vessel have been made all over the known worlds, but this is the first encounter with advanced sensor technology.

Year 411 of the Third Age: Soratami, a Slayer Dragon anointed during the Necromancy Wars, becomes Pendragon and outlaws Necromancy. The Green Temple falls.

Year 425 of the Third Age: the last free Necromancy Temple is destroyed. A Necromancer Temple is established in Arindell as the last bastion of Necromancy in the World of Life.

Year 437 of the Third Age: Lal Soratami dies.

Year 442 of the Third Age: after 50 years of study, sensor data from the Adam Cadman II encounter leads to a technological explosion, culminating in a 10-fold increase in the speed of FTL drives.

Year 581 of the Third Age: the human city of Kladeth begins as a small colonial settlment.

Year 777 of the Third Age: the Library of Arindell is established.

Year 812 of the Third Age: Kumono Sorenio is born.

Year 838 of the Third Age: Kumono is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 864 of the Third Age: the first official iteration of the Condor-class fighter reaches production, and sets the Production Sublight Speed Record, a title it holds for the next thousand years.

Year 851 of the Third Age: Advanced Dynamics is founded to build and supply colonies for the Alliance.

Year 870 of the Third Age: Kumono becomes Pendragon.

Year 884 of the Third Age: Pendragon Kumono, along with a representative from the High Mountain Flight, travels to the troubled human city of Kladeth and negotiates a treaty with the Warsong Flight. Kladeth is renamed 'Warsong'.

Year 900 of the Third Age: Kumono dies.

Year 900-990 of the Third Age: Over a ninety-year timespan, the Slayer Dragons give more of their political power to the elected officialls of the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance, to relieve the Slayer Dragons of their political burden and free them for more important work. Unfortunately, in giving up their political power, they lose much of the millitary authority that made them able to complete their objectives.

Year 997 of the Third Age: Advanced Dynamics declares bankruptcy and is bought out by the Gudersnipe Foundation.

Year 999 of the Third Age: The Third Age ends and the Fourth Age begins.

The Fourth Age

Much like the Second into the Third, no real significant events happen at the change from Third to Fourth; it is merely another passing of the calendrical cycle.

Year 15 of the Fourth Age: right on schedule, the WorldCraft Terraforming Firm completes construction of its new generation of terraforming ships.

Year 74 of the Fourth Age: Herbet Patric Galactis authors a series of books on the history of the Golden Age and the Mage Wars; this becomes known as the Accepted Histories and is the primary authority on that era.

Year 277 of the Fourth Age: Hermen Scopal becomes the first non-Gudersnipe-Graduate to attain the rank of Admiral Commodore.

Year 334 of the Fourth Age: the human city of Zathra is established in the Nara River delta. Despite being the only settlment for thousands of miles, it manages to flourish.

Year 464 of the Fourth Age: Sheila Galet is born.

Year 478 of the Fourth Age: the Gargoyle-class midrange bomber is completed after 50 years of development.

Year 487 of the Fourth age: Sheila Galet is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 489 of the Fourth Age: The Kamian Home world is destroyed by a joint Alliance-Gudersnipe fleet led by the school’s new super weapon: a Mercury Ship called the Roger Young.

Year 500 of the Fourth Age: Sheila Galet is anointed as Pendragon.

Year 508 of the Fourth Age: the Kamian Federation dissolves and officially withdraws from sight, begining a long period of strict isolationism from the known worlds.

Year 509 of the Fourth Age: the Gargoyle-class fighter is shelved pending further need in the Foundation's strategic arsenal.

Year 529 of the Fourth Age: Andrei Ransom is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 537 of the Fourth Age: Sheila Galet dies.

Year 537 of the Fourth Age: Andrei Ransom becomes Pendragon.

Year 562 of the Fourth Age: the Library of Arindell is established.

C. Year 570 of the Fourth Age: Marcus Ransom discovers the Altronis Corpocracy.

C. Year 575 of the Fourth Age: the Altronis Corpocracy are destroyed; Altronis rejoins the Alliance.

Year 807 of the Fourth Age: Furkea Meraki is founded.

Year 829 of the Fourth Age: Furkea Meraki declares bankruptcy, leaving behind a legacy of massive safety violations.

Year 999 of the Fourth Age: the Fourth Age ends and the Fifth Age Begins. The Library of Arindell is established.

The Fifth Age

The Fifth Age was a relatively tranquil age. With the Kamians in isolation, the major powers stood down to focus on public works and strengthening their infrastructures.

Year 14 of the Fifth Age: The Gudersnipe Foundation officially phases out the Condor-class reconnaissance fighter, though no Condors have seen active duty for more than 30 years.

Year 21 of the Fifth Age: the Hermen Scopal Academy is founded, in honor of the legendary commander Hermen Scopal.

Year 208 of the Fifth Age: G.S.S. Galaxy Chacer becomes the fastest ship ever built.

Year 209 of the Fifth Age: The Sublight Speed Record is re-named the Production Sublight Speed Record, and slightly re-defined.

Year 303 of the Fifth Age: "The Great Schism" in Kiatra.

Year 403 of the Fifth Age: A team of linguistics experts travel through most of The Stacks in the Library of Arindell, translating every sign and label they can locate from contemporary versions of Common into Standard, which was then poised to become the defacto language of academics. While the project was successful, the derivation of used Standard failed to gain widespread traction, leaving the signs even more useless than they were before.

Year 307 of the Fifth Age: The Jackson Campaign proves that if you have enough money, you can pay the other side to throw the war.

Year 491 of the Fifth Age: Raul Kem is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 513 of the Fifth Age: Slayer Dragon Raul Kem becomes the last of the order to be interred in the Valley of Sleeping Dragons, with all future Slayer Dragons having their bodies burned in ash pits.

Year 520 of the Fifth Age: Slayer Dragon Gregory the Grey is anointed.

Year 607 of the Fifth Age: Gregory the Grey passes on, and while his body goes to the ash pits, his garb is placed in the first reliquary, begining a new custom.

Year 611 of the Fifth Age: a large collection of Viverren books is discovered in the Library of Arindell, shedding new light on the Viverren species.

Year 723 of the Fifth Age: the Vulture-class escort fighter goes into production.

Year 751 of the Fifth Age: historian Skolla Shawni releases his treatise entitled the Diary of Skolla Shawni that describes his encounter with what he believed to be a powerful, reincarnated sorcerer from the Marcon Alliance.

Year 803 of the Fifth Age: the Icarus Project is begun at Gudersnipe School.

Year 880 of the Fifth Age: Enus Litgo is born.

Year 887 of the Fifth Age: the Icarus Project is moved to a top-secret research facility and placed under the direct jurisdiction of the Blind Consul.

Year 935 of the Fifth Age: Enus Litgo, now Enus the Abhorrent, is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 937 of the Fifth Age: Enus the Abhorrent dies of a bungee-jumping accident off an over-pass on the outskirts of Arindell.

Year 971 of the Fifth Age: the Horseman-class long-range bomber goes into service.

Year 979 of the Fifth Age: the Hawk-class fighter officially enters production, replacing the Vulture-class as the Gudersnipe Foundation's official escort fighter. Unlike the Vulture, the Hawk is a mutli-rôle fighter and not a dedicated escort.

Year 999 of the Fifth Age: marks the first Age during which the Library of Arindell is not established. The Fifth Age ends and the Sixth Age begins. The Library of Arindell is established.

The Sixth Age

This would be the Age in which the Course Books actually take place.

Year 17 of the Sixth Age: Lydia Lionheart is anointed a Sayer Dragon.

Year 20 of the Sixth Age: the Horseman-class long range bomber is phased out of active service.

Year 31 of the Sixth Age: The N2 warhead is perfected by reseachers from Gudersnipe School, just to see if they could.

Year 32 of the Sixth Age: A design team from the Crimson Blade Corps of Engineers completes a 4-year project developing the first generation of the Harpy-class long-range bomber.

Year 42 of the Sixth Age: Lydia Lionheart becomes Pendragon.

Year 67 of the Sixth Age: Lydia Lionheart dies.

KAMIAN SUCCESSION WARS BEGIN

Year 97 of the Sixth Age: after nearly 1.5 millennia in darkness, the Kamians begin a ruthless campaign to conquer the known Multi-Verse, and the Battle of Lerma spills the first blood of the Kamian Succession Wars.

Year 103 of the Sixth Age: Foundation losses are mounting, and a serious shortage of capitol-class battleships begins to hamper the war effort. The Blind Consul declares an out-right emergency in what is dubbed 'The Battleship Crisis".

Year 107 of the Sixth Age: in the midst of the Battleship Crisis, the Foundation begins Operation Jackroot and constructs cargo freightors that decieve Kamian sensors.

Year 108 of the Sixth Age: The Alliance and Foundation jointly begin the ALA Program as a way to construct new bases quickly. The Alliance refers to the program as Project Mike, and the Foundation used the code-name "Project Pop-Top".

Year 115 of the Sixth Age: the Heart Military Academy is founded near the edge of explored space, as far from the front lines as possible, to provide better low-echelon officers for the Crimson Blade. The academy includes a military primary school that accepts students as young as eight Standard years.

Year 175 of the Sixth Age: Excavations on JAL 667 identify it as the original Kamian Homeworld.

Year 200 of the Sixth Age: Gudersnipe's Boing-Boing missile returns for the bloody Battle of Lerner Fields, marking a very rare early-war victory for the Foundation.

Year 203 of the Sixth Age: The Alliance allows the Gudersnipe Foundation the first (and only) scientific analysis of the Sword Echbalder.

Year 310 of the Sixth Age: The first combat-ready Kangaroo-squadron sees combat at the Battle of Redlake Ridge, the Kangaroo proves to be an effective close-air-support weapon throughout the rest of the war.

Year 409 of the Sixth Age: The Ritats people are destroyed by their own weapons, whereupon the Ritats A.I. emerge as a major power to be scorned and feared.

Year 491 of the Sixth Age: Sir Arthur Vandelem successfuly tests the first Vandelem Bomb, though it is quickly deemed "a weapon to brutal even Gudersnipe wouldn't use it".

Year 503 of the Sixth Age: The Vandelem Bomb Mark II is tested, expands exponentially, and kills fifty-three billion people including Sir Arthur Vandelem and his entire civilization in few minutes. The radiation pulse expands in all directions, forcing anyone in its path to relocate.

Year 555 of the Sixth Age: Markhot System is destroyed in a Kamian attack.

Year 601 of the Sixth Age: the Red Storm corporation is founded to design and manufacture servos and power sub-systems for military-grade mecha.

Year 666 of the Sixth Age: the Gudersnipe Ninth Fleet is lost at the Battle of the Deen Gibson Cluster. Until the Battle of Danielle, this stood as the largest single loss of ships and men.

Year 699 of the Sixth Age: Discovery of the Remus Star Cluster.

Year 722 of the Sixth Age: the Gudersnipe Sixth Fleet is destroyed at the Battle of Danielle.

Year 732 of the Sixth Age: Red Storm unveils the first Tora-model mobile suits.

Year 745 of the Sixth Age: the Red Storm corporation declares bankruptcy.

Year 769 of the Sixth Age: Operation Rook Takes Pawn.

Year 771 of the Sixth Age: Operation King Drift becomes one of the largest failures in the Kamian Succession Wars.

Year 778 of the Sixth Age: Ian Riley is born.

Year 779 of the Sixth Age; Gene Currana is born.

Year 799 of the Sixth Age: Ian Riley is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 800 of the Sixth Age: Kamians attack Gallihop, a facility on the edge of the Utops Cluster. The Foundation makes an open declaration: victory at all costs.

Year 800 of the Sixth Age: The Battle of the Don't Pass Line is the first engagement to successfully stop a Kamian invasion since Operation King Drift.

Year 811 of the Sixth Age: Ian Riley becomes Pendragon.

Year 812 of the Sixth Age: With the development of the new type of mecha code-named Gunjin Goddess, the Gudersnipe Foundation and the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance begin a massive push to end the Kamian Succession Wars. Within a year, the hostilities cease.

Year 812 of the Sixth Age: Author of the Gust, for a point of reference.

Year 813 of the Sixth Age: the Kamian Succession Wars officially end on paper, and the Foundation begins a 20-year de-armament to shift the economy from total war to peacetime activities.

KAMIAN SUCCESSION WARS END

Year 815 of the Sixth Age: Balphaz Ciegrat and Sieghand Royal are born, though not necessarily in that order.

Year 819 of the Sixth Age: Hokori is born.

Year 822 of the Sixth Age: the Crimson Blade Corps of Engineers carries out an ambitious project known as the Million Hammer March, whereof the end result was a city capable of holding 8 million residents, completed in six months.

Year 832 of the Sixth Age: the de-armament plan of the Gudersnipe Foundation is completed successfully. Though things will never be the way they were again, the general economic state of the verse has been maintained.

Year 837 of the Sixth Age: Balphaz Ciegrat is anointed as a Slayer Dragon.

Year 839 of the Sixth Age: Sieghand Royal is anointed as a Slayer Dragon.

Year 846 of the Sixth Age: Marco Ralien is born.

Year 846 of the Sixth Age: the Icarus Project prototype, code-named "little hen", is tested.

Year 847 of the Sixth Age: the Icarus Project is officially pronounced complete and mothballed.

Year 854 of the Sixth Age: Hokori is anointed a Slayer Dragon.

Year 865 of the Sixth Age: the Gudersnipe Foundation begins the Nelson Fleet Revision, the first major revision since the end of the war.

Year 865 of the Sixth Age: Sapphire Drembilla is born.

Year 867 of the Sixth Age: The keel is laid for hull number N-808-B-305, a Glorious Heritage-class Light Destroyer, which would later be known as the Saratoga.

Year 867 of the Sixth Age: Guy of Hellenes is born.

Year 868 of the Sixth Age: C.B.S. Glorious Heritage and C.B.S. Peregrine are lost with all hands in the Burma System.

Year 871 of the Sixth Age: The Hawk escort fighter is officially phased out, though unofficially retired from active combat by the end of the Kamian Succession Wars 59 years earlier.

Year 872 of the Sixth Age: Marco Ralien becomes a Slayer Dragon.

Year 873 of the Sixth Age: Ian Riley dies.

Year 873 of the Sixth Age: Hokori takes up the Sword Echbalder and becomes Pendragon.

Course Books Era Starts Roughly Here

Year 882 of the Sixth Age: Hunter Jusenkyou is born.

Year 883 of the Sixth Age: Lina Rowen is born.

Year 884 of the Sixth Age: General Merritt is born.

Year 885 of the Sixth Age: Through the Night

Year 886 of the Sixth Age: Lily McConery is born.

Year 889 of the Sixth Age: Michael is born.

Year 894 of the Sixth Age: Priorities

Year 894 pf the Sixth Age: The Eye of a Dragon

Year 895 of the Sixth Age: Sapphire Drembilla becomes a Slayer Dragon.

Year 895 of the Sixth Age: The Voice of a Dragon

Year 895 of the Sixth Age: The Claw of a Dragon

Year 896 of the Sixth Age: The Wings of a Dragon

Year 897 of the Sixth Age: The Breath of a Dragon

Year 897 of the Sixth Age: Ability

Year 897 of the Sixth Age: 'AI Thumping' (hunting Ritats A.I. for sport) is officially outlawed, but unofficially permitted.

Year 897 of the Sixth Age: Guy of Hellenes becomes a Slayer Dragon

Year 898 of the Sixth Age: Presence

Year 899 of the Sixth Age: Hunter Jusenkyou becomes a student at Gudersnipe School.

Year 899 of the Sixth Age: An Ice Giant is discovered in the out solar system at Gallihop. This marks the first time a new large planet was discovered in a populated solar system. Records indicate that the Crimson Blade had actually detected the planet as much as 700 years earlier, but had failed to make note of it.

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: Hunter Jusenkyou Graduates from Gudersnipe School.

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: Dusk

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: Point of the Spear

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: Storm

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: Half the Fun

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: The Other Half

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: Princess Megami

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: Responsibility

Year 902 of the Sixth Age: Not Hunting

Year 903 of the Sixth Age: Draco, the Great Dragon, is slain by Ryoga, thus ending his nearly 10,000-year lifespan.

Year 903 of the Sixth Age: Lina Rowen defeats the sorcerer Hidakots and becomes a renowned hero in Rowen and Sindall.

Year 903 of the Sixth Age: Lina Rowen travels to Valley Gail Keep to become a Slayer Dragon.

Year 903 of the Sixth Age: Hunter Jusenkyou arrives at Valley Gail Keep to undergo the Trials and become a Slayer Dragon.

Year 903 of the Sixth Age: The Slayer Dragons

Year 903 of the Sixth Age: Marigold

Year 904 of the Sixth Age: Forgotten

Year 905 of the Sixth Age: The Final Trial

Year 905 of the Sixth Age: Hunter Jusenkyou and Lina Rowen are anointed as Slayer Dragons. They travel together to the world of Hunter’s birth to fight the Dragon-Half Komodo.

Year 905 of the Sixth Age: Return of the Dragon

Year 906 of the Sixth Age: A New Darkness

Year 906 of the Sixth Age: Hunter and Lina venture into Rowen in search of a magical gem, and find instead the entrance to the 'Lost Nation'.

Year 906 of the Sixth Age: The Tiger's Eye

Year 907 of the Sixth Age: the necromancer Michael is anointed a Slayer Dragon, much to the chagrin of the general populace. He is given special dispensation to skip the vast majority of The Trials.

Year 907 of the Sixth Age: Cavalry

Year 909 of the Sixth Age: False Gods

Year 910 of the Sixth Age: the Library of Arindell is established just for old times' sake.

Year 910 of the Sixth Age: the Sword Echbalder is snapped in half by Ryoga. The Sixth Age ends. The Age of the Dragon begins. Guy of Hellenes dies. Balphaz Ciegrat and Sieghand Royal die, what the heck, in that order. Marco Ralien Dies.

Year 910 of the Sixth Age: Decisive

Year 910 of the Sixth Age: The Reunion of the Eighth Power

Though the Alliance Calendar is still maintained, the Sixth Age ends a bit prematurely, causing historians no end of confusion further down the road. The Age of the Dragon comes next.


The Age of the Dragon

Year 1 of the Age of the Dragon: Ruthia is anointed the first new Slayer Dragon since the Age began.

Year 1 of the Age of the Dragon: Falling Dragon

Year 1 of the Age of the Dragon: Emily Jusenkyou is born.

Year 2 of the Age of the Dragon: Hunter transforms into the Warrior of Light for the first time, to use the Ancient Magi Spiral Attack on some kid who managed to get the power of the Dark Lords. Hunter then acts like it was no big deal, to prove how macho he is.

Year 2 of the Age of the Dragon: Infinity

Year 4 of the Age of the Dragon: Contract

Year 4 of the Age of the Dragon: Victory Research Facility is established.

Year 10 of the Age of the Dragon: Obsession

Year 12 of the Age of the Dragon: Full Circle Year 13 of the Age of the Dragon: Ryoga leads the Second Army of Darkness against the Slayer Dragons and the Dark War begins.

Year 14 of the Age of the Dragon: Heart of the Journey

Year 16 of the Age of the Dragon: the Slayer Dragons use Chain Attack to banish the Second Army of Darkness. Hunter and Ryoga battle and Ryoga is trapped and imprisoned. The world of life is safe for a time.

Year 19 of the Age of the Dragon: the Slayer Dragons disappear mysteriously. Emily Jusenkyou goes to Ryoga in his prison for help. Ryoga tells her how to find the Slayer Dragons, and she falls in love with him. Ryoga escapes.

Year 20 of the Age of the Dragon: Emily’s son Joshua is born.

Year 24 of the Age of the Dragon: Ryoga kidnaps Joshua and takes him to his fortress on the River Styx.

Year 27 of the Age of the Dragon: Joshua

Year 30 of the Age of the Dragon: Ryoga and Joshua face the Slayer Dragons and Hunter invokes the power of the Last Dynasty. Joshua is crippled and Ryoga’s power is broken.

Year 31 of the Age of the Dragon: Hunter and Lina’s second child, Naomi, is born.

Year 33 of the Age of the Dragon: Hunter Jusenkyou spends a term teaching at Gudersnipe.

Year 35 of the Age of the Dragon: Joshua finds the long-lost Arkinoid technology and regains his ability to walk. The Dynasty Project is begun.

Year 35 of the Age of the Dragon: Revival

Year 35 of the Age of the Dragon: The Red Tiger

Year 36 of the Age of the Dragon: The New Recruit

Year 36 of the Age of the Dragon: Aspect of Death

Year 36 of the Age of the Dragon: development on Kiyoku Bit system is begun.

Year 38 of the Age of the Dragon: along with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Ryoga leads the Third Army of Darkness into the world, and Hunter ascends into the Light and becomes the Ascended Warrior of Light. Leading the Army of Light he drives Ryoga back a third time.

Year 38 of the Age of the Dragon: The Path to Ascension(Story)

Year 43 of the Age of the Dragon: the Dynasty Class Gunjin Goddesses in Real Type mode are completed, and the first Victory Fleet goes to war against the Kamians.

Year 43 of the Age of the Dragon: Absolution

Year 44 of the Age of the Dragon: with the continuing war against the Kamians in full swing, Naomi Jusenkyou runs away from home, and travels to Tournament World to seek her fortune as a mech pilot.

Year 50 of the Age of the Dragon: Hunter leads a strike force against Marigold, the threat for which the entire Victory Facility was initially established. The first victory fleet arrives at Sol to defend against the kingpin of the Marigold Invasion.

Year 50 of the Age of the Dragon: The Road to War(Story)

Year 50 of the Age of the Dragon: Utilizing every piece of technology developed, the strike force destroy the Marigold once and for all.

Year 50 of the Age of the Dragon: The Concourse to Victory(Story)

Year 50 of the Age of the Dragon: After defeating Marigold, Hunter and company return home triumphantly to find that Samuel Fate has begun his invasion of the Multi-Verse. Chaos ensues.

Year 50 of the Age of the Dragon: The Inclination to Destiny(Story)

Year 50 of the Age of the Dragon: As Samuel Fate quickly dominates the Multi-Verse, all sense of order is lost. The Age of the Dragon ends, and the Long Night begins.

Year 51 of the Age of the Dragon: Dragon's Teeth

The Long Night

Historians who chronicled the Long Night would later identify five main periods:

Sunset

(A.D. 0 to A.D. 27) Samuel Fate's war of conquest was long and surprisingly bloody. The Alliance tried hard to resist but was unable to slow the advancing forces. The Gudersnipe Foundation chose instead to capitulate, laying down arms. Because of their earlier agreement to lay down arms, Samuel Fate ignored the Foundation while he pursued the Alliance. This gave the Foundation time to hide countless military assets eventually used in the Battle of the New Day.

Afterglow

(A.D. 27 to A.D. 152) The deconstruction of the old ways happened at this time, wherein the Alliance was destroyed completely, the Crimson Blade was dismantled, and the Gudersnipe Foundation officially subjugated.

The dismantling of the Foundation was peaceful, with some military vessels even allowed to remain in service. Most of the Crimson Blade was not put to death as originally intended, and many older millitary commanders were even made governors under the new government.

Paladins of the Afterglow was composed during this era.

Twilight

(A.D. 152-250) The Transition from the old to the new was made with relative haste. All borders of the Alliance nations were erased and new provinces drawn with no regard of long-standing state lines.

Many nations resisted the new borders, and resistance was put down violently where Fate's forces administered directly. Where the Foundation was still charged with administration, matters were dealt with a diplomacy uncharacteristic of the Gudersnipe Foundation.

True Night

(A.D. 250 to A.D. 2500) This was the long decline. Night was fully upon the verse and Samuel Fate slowly absorbed the known worlds into his empire.

Wherever possible, technology was obliterated. Most people were forced to live simply, and many cities were abandoned as people returned to subsistence farming. Wherever not absolutely neccessary, technology of any kind was made apocryphal.

The Gudersnipe Foundation was an exception, being allowed to operate the GATE network and with it the technologically-advanced support system that made it possible. In isolated regions, business continued with no real change.

The Foundation neglected to report the existence of many worlds accessible only by GATE. This allowed some of their operations to go un-noticed. The School Proper was hidden entirely, as well as the Blind Consul.

Pitch Black

(A.D. 2500 to A.D. 3115) The deepest part of the Long Night. The decline was over and nothing was as it had been, except where the Foundation was still the only authority. The Alliance was completely forgotten, and the old nations no longer existed.

The one constant: everyone could still look back and remember the day hope died.


The New Day

Year 0 of the New Day: Hunter Jusenkyou is reborn, hope is resurrected, and the task of preparing for the final battle begins.

Year 0 of the New Day:

Year 7 of the New Day: Joshua Jusenkyou and Lily McConery are married.

Year 7 of the New Day: The Battle of the New Day destroys Samuel Fate and frees the Multi-Verse.

Year 7 of the New Day: following the destruction of Samuel Fate, the Gudersnipe Foundation re-asserts it's dominance.

Year 7 of the New Day: The Trans-Draconic Federation is founded by an alliance of dragon flights. The alliances the federation is based on had been present for thousands of years, but this is the date they formed a political entity.

Year 8 of the New Day: the literary works of Augustian, updated linguistically, are re-released.

Year 11 of the New Day: Half Full takes place, first Joshua/Lily story.

Year 13 of the New Day: Joshua and Lily's daughter Rebecca Jusenkyou is born.

Year 14 of the New Day: the Earth-Sphere Confederation is officially founded.

Year 15 of the New Day: Joshua and Lily's son Conri Jason Jusenkyou is born.

Year 16 of the New Day: Aden Jusenkyou is born.

Year 25 of the New Day: In the story Overhead, Aden comes to live with Joshua and Lily.

Year 28 of the New Day: the first updated edition of The Old Complete Common Dictionary is printed.

Year 35 of the New Day: The Next Progression, book one of the Consecution Books (In case you can't tell, this timeline is heavily a work in progress).

Year 43 of the New Day: the New Alliance solidifies.

Year 51 of the New Day: reconstruction of Arindell begins.

Year 130 of the New Day: Beginning of an era referred to as "The Dork Age", a digital dark age of the New Day.

Year 190 of the New Day: End of the Dork Age

Year 230 of the New Day: Aggathorin is born.

Year 252 of the New Day: Aggathorin is anointed as a Slayer Dragon

Year 300 of the New Day: Aggathorin dies.

Year 356 of the New Day: Tollero Jusenkyou is born

Year 382 of the New Day: Tollero Jusenkyou dies

Year 300 of the New Day: Royland Jusenkyou's father is born

Year 430 of the New Day: Royland Jusenkyou's Mother is born

Year 449 of the New Day: Amarir's eldest brother is born

Year 457 of the New Day: Amarir's sister is born

Year 463 of the New Day: Tortuga Galilee is born

Year 464 of the New Day: Amarir Tenzeki is born

Year 465 of the New Day: Dan Bolin is born

Year 470 of the New Day: Saber Raquel is born.

Year 473 of the New Day: Dailyn Wuz is born

Year 478 of the New Day: Tortuga is confirmed as the youngest Paladin in history.

Year 479 of the New Day: Royland Jusenkyou is born

Year 481 of the New Day: Ann Jusenkyou is born

Year 486 of the New Day: Amarir Tenzeki is anointed as a Slayer Dragon

Year 490 of the New Day: Saber Raquel is anointed as a Slayer Dragon

Year 495 of the New Day: Ares Rai is born

Year 497 of the New Day: Leeta Mastero is born

Year 498 of the New Day: Amarir Tenzeki becomes Light Bearer

Year 499 of the New Day: Darryl Tenzeki is born

Year 500 of the New Day: Scarlet Jusenkyou is born.

Year 513 of the New Day: Scarlet book one.

Year 514 of the New Day: Scarlet book two.

Year 515 of the New Day: Scarlet book Three.