Timeline of Major Events
Major dates in the Archives are listed here.
There are two Date Standards; 'Anno Domini' from the Old Earth and Federal Date Standard. Both are accepted forms of date during the UTN Era. All dates are provided in both standards.
Day/Month is given in Eridonian Time format, based on the cycles of the Capital Planet of the UTN. Prior to 2238 A.D / 1 F.D.S, earth cycles are used.
<< UTN ERA >>
2238 A.D / 1 F.D.S
10/8 ET - Unified Terran Nation officially formed, Founding Manifesto ratified on the first Colony of Eridonia, Eris Tier I, the UTN Era Begins. Federal Date Standard introduced, starting of the first year, 1 FDS.
2250 A.D / 12 F.D.S
9/2 ET- The UTN 'Jump Drive' Sub-Space Acelerator is created based on scientific data recorded from the 'Eridonia's transit through the wormhole. MKI Jump Drive allows FTL travel between local star systems, allowing humanity to spread into the stars like never thought possible.
2266 A.D / 28 F.D.S
22/7 ET- UTN's first manned Subspace jump takes place. A human crew is successfully transported over an Astronomical Standard Unit in less than an hour.
2324 A.D / 86 F.D.S
6/5 ES- On the 6th May Earth date, the Terran Space Research Corporation mysteriously vanishes, bases are deserted, ships vanish. Subsequent projects in co-operation with the CEG end. TSRS Pathfinder makes contact with the young Unified Terran Nations in Aquarius.
2339 A.D / 101 F.D.S
<no fixed date>- After the hundred-cycle anniversary of the founding of the UTN, a dramatic increase in economic and industrial growth fuels a massive surge in colonisation of neighbouring systems of hte Aquaris Cluster. Beginning of the First Era of Expansion.
16/3- Corona System discovered by Deep-Exploration Probes.
2340 A.D / 102 F.D.S
4/9- Lorentis System discovered by Deep-Exploration Probes.
7/9- Garden world of Lorentis discovered, targeted for major colonisation effort.
11/11- The quickly expanding UTN is in need of ia unified military force to ensure the protection of her worlds and colonies. UTN Federal Navy and Planetary Forces officially formed as military branches of the young Federation.
2349 A.D / 111 F.D.S
9/10- First Colony on Coron, Corona System established.
15/12- Coron Democratic Republic founded and ratified into the Unified Terran Nations.
2353 A.D / 115 F.D.S
<unknown date>- RSA-descended starship arrives in the Phoenix Cluster via the original wormhole, its trajectory had shifted.
2369 A.D / 131 F.D.S
1/1- At the turn of the cycle, the first Colony on the garden world of Lorentis is established.
18/1- Official Government of the Lorentian Republic founded and ratified into the Unified Terran Nations.
2372 A.D / 134 F.D.S
<->- Years of expanded growth of UTN territory lead to the Resource Shortages of 2372. Despite economic fragility, unregulated corporate and government-backed exploration and colonisiation of new systems continues, UTN territory expands ten-fold.
2374 A.D / 136 F.D.S
<unknown date>- Phoenix Republic founded from survivors of the Russo-Sino Alliance that escaped earth after the 'Eridonia' left.
2376 A.D / 138 F.D.S
<->- Outer Systems discovered, many new resource-rich worlds are claimed and extensive mining operations begin. The UTN economy begins to recover from the Resource Shortages of 2372.
2412 A.D / 174 F.D.S
<unknown date>- UTN Naval Research and Development scientists successfuly create the first CTM-based starship shielding technology.
2417 A.D / 179 F.D.S
7/11- Supreme Senate passes the Expansion Act of 2417, resricting further expansion into new systems after many failed colonisation attempts. End of the First Era of Expansion.
2579 A.D / 341 F.D.S
<-> A CEG Expeditionary Fleet arrives in the Delta-Aquarius system, in the Phoenix Cluster, after discovering the trajectory of the original RSA colony ship.
2560 A.D / 342 F.D.S
<-> CEG Fleet arrives in Phoenix, making contact with the Phoenix Republic - the decendents of the old RSA and ancestors to the modern CEG. An Alliance between the two nations is established.
2571 A.D / 333 F.D.S
9/6 ET- Federal Navy Deep-space exploration probes discover the RSA colony ship that arrived in Phoenix. Diplomatic talks are suspended until more information can be acquired. Operation 'Old Guard' begins.
2601 A.D / 363 F.D.S
<-> Barrier 13 incidient sparks the start of the UTN-CEG War. Phoenix Republic-UTN relations deteriorate.
2602 A.D / 364 F.D.S
<-> TSRC Angel Point Research Complex is lost to a rogue Artifical Intelligence.
2616 A.D / 378 F.D.S
<-> CEG Forces suffer a crippling defeat in the Battle of Portia against the Federal Navy, surviving ships retreat through an artifical wormhole, presumably to Earth, and the CEG are never seen in Aquarius again. The Phoenix Republic begins new diplomatic talks with the Unified Terran Nations.
2991 A.D / 753 F.D.S
12/6 ET- Terran Genetic and Racial Unity Project commences.
3000 A.D / 762 F.D.S
<no fixed date>- The turn of the 3rd milllenia sees the UTN enter an era of prosperity and economic growth never before seen. Beginning of the Second Era of Expansion.
3206 A.D / 968 F.D.S
<->- First Farlease-class Light Cruiser commissioned at Eris Tier Orbital Naval Yard, Eridonia System, after a project to develop a fast sector-patrol warship with the ability to carry a Jump Drive, unlike existing destroyer classes of the time. The platform would be used for a multitude of different purposes and eventually go on to serve as the most widely deployed hull in the UTN's Federal Navy.
3207 A.D / 969 F.D.S
<late-cycle>- First Tempest-class Missile Cruiser commissioned at Eris Tier Orbital Naval Yard, Eridonia System.
3527 A.D / 1289 F.D.S
19/4 ET- Hammer of Aquarius superweapon Project commences.
3544 A.D / 1306 F.D.S
<->- Hammer of Aquarius project completed: 120 weapon instalations become operational, providing the UTN with the most powerful weapon ever developed in known human history.
3617 A.D / 1379 F.D.S
9/9 ET- First Endeavour-class Battlecruiser, UTNS 'Endeavour' commissioned at A.R.A.S Shipyard, Lorentis System.
3721 A.D / 1483 F.D.S
20/2 ET- Unified Terran Nations declares war on the Phoenix Republic after years of suspected involvement with terrorist attacks in UTN space. Start of the Phoenix Conflict.
3776 A.D / 1538 F.D.S
12/6 ET- Unified Terran Nations begins a military invasion of the Phoenix Republic.
3786 A.D / 1548 F.D.S
6/6 ET- 10 years into the military campaign in Phoenix, the Federal Navy deploys Weapons of Mass Destruction over Kosiyurk City, Phoenix Prime in Operation Phoenix Falling. The Phoenix Incident.
3787 A.D / 1549 F.D.S
29/9 ET- First Phoenix Incident Trial.
3789 A.D / 1551 F.D.S
9/1 ET- Sector General Lukus Vorni commits suicide in a hospital on Eris Tier II, Eridonia.
3791 A.D / 1553 F.D.S
<->-'Hammer of Aquarius' officially decommissioned after public support for superweapons dropped dramatically after the Phoenix Incident.
4015 A.D / 1777 F.D.S
8/8 ET- UTN Naval Command loses contact with an ORP-3 'Honeywell' Remote Outpost in Tempest Sigma.
10/12 ET- Federal Navy's 2nd Rapid Reaction Fleet's Hunter Task Group, led by Endeavour-S2A Battlecruiser UTNS 'Eridonia's Hope' arrives in Tempest Sigma to investigate the silent outpost. First Contact with unknown aggressive alien race later identified in Aurc Scriptures as 'Radacri'.
4016 A.D / 1778 F.D.S
2/1 ET- Communication with Sensor Stations in the Tempest Omega and Novellus systems is lost. Federal Navy mobilises elements of the 1st and 2nd Expeditionary Fleets to the Parthos II system in preperation for a major attack on the Federation.
3/1 ET- Communication with Sensor Stations in Caldus Secundus system is lost. Federal Navy's 2nd Rapid Reaction Fleet is mobilised to the Novellus system
4/1 ET- Federal Navy 2nd Rapid Reaction Fleet encounters an overwhelming Radacri force in Novellus, taking major losses the 2nd RRF is forced to retreat to Tempest Epsilon reinforcements arrive. Beginning of the Radacri Wars.
4022 A.D / 1784 F.D.S
1/4 ET- Battle of Stone Water's Crescent, Tempest Alpha. UTN Federal Navy's 19th Outer Sector Fleet completely wiped out by a Radacri attack. Farlease-class Light cruiser 'Great Beacon Runner-14' boarded by Radacri predators.
4031 A.D / 1793 F.D.S
<->- UTN Forces suffer multiple major defeats against numerically superior Radacri fleets in Montes Lumen, Montes Ignis and Tempest Sigma systems. 2nd Expeditionary Fleet suffers heavy losses, Federal Naval Command orders a full retreat to Tempest Ridge system; 1st, 5th and 6th Federal Guard Fleets deployed to counter the Alien offensive.
<->- Miner's strike on Thaylador Stratodock in Proteus Major results in violence between Proteus Security Forces and miners, pirate involvment suspected, Federal Navy deployed to quell potential uprising.
4033 A.D / 1795 F.D.S
1/4 ET- Radacri forces destroy 'Denver' Outpost in Parthos II; UTN senate declares state of national emergency. UTN Navy re-commissions the six Revenge-class Battleships, TSS Revenge, UTNS Grand Phoenix, UTNS New Dawn, UTNS Tempestas, UTNS Orion's Fist and UTNS Spirit of Eridonia into the 1st Federal Grand Fleet, to counter the newly encountered Radacri 'dreadnoughts'. Senate orders the re-activation of the ancient 'Hammer of Aquarius' platforms on the outskirts of the Tempest Ridge Inner systems.
4040 A.D / 1802 F.D.S
24/5 ET- Then-UTN President Marco Rennford authorises the deployment of the 'Hammer of Aquarius' superweapon after 25 years of continuous bloody conflict against the Radacri onslaught. The government of the Federation understands this is not a war they can win. Shortly after the Hammer of Aquarius is deployed, a sub-space blast-wave of unknown origin known as the Aftershock surges through the Aquarius-cluster, the start of the Fall of the UTN.
12/6- Pirate Cartel from the Angel Nebula, known as the 'Tiger Sharks', lands on Coron and begins occupation of the ruins, capturing and executing civilians. Beginning of Coron's Dark Years.
14/6- 15 year old Ciara Vellen, survivor of the Aftershock on Coron's Magneto City District 18, records her last few diary pages before being captured by the Cartel.
<Date Unknown (late)>- A vast consciousness of Artificial Nature beyond the Crimson Barrier contemplates the Radacri Threat to all sentient life, organic and non-organic.
<< Post-UTN ERA >>
4042 A.D / 1804 F.D.S
7/7 ET- Terran Loyalist Alliance founded from the remains of the Lorentis Republic.
4056 A.D / 1818 F.D.S
3/4 ET- TLA Fleets arrive in the ruins of the Corona System, meeting entrenched Pirate forces. Beginning of the Conflict to Liberate Corona.
6/8 ET- TLA Battlecruiser 'Tera Sola' leads a small fleet of cruisers and breaks Coron Orbit. The Fleet achieves a decisive victory, punching a hole in the Tiger Shark Cartel's orbital defences, allowing the TLA to land special forces, begining the relief effort.
<Unknown date (late)>- TLA Light cruiser Blackheart Spacerunner intercepts a civilian liner under Tigershark Pirate control, on the outskirts of the Eridonia System, based on intel provided by the fleet operating in the Corona System. The liner was attempting to move hostages out of the Corona system after the decisive TLA victory in re-taking the world.
4059 A.D / 1821 F.D.S
<-> TLA Begins the Revolution Cruiser Project, to create the first post-fall Terran warship, designed to replace the ancient Vengeance and Farlease-class cruisers still in service with the TLA more than 1000 cycles after their deployment.
4061 A.D / 1823 F.D.S
<-> After only 2 cycles of development, despite initial promise, the TLA Government officially suspends the Revolution Cruiser Project due to cost concerns. It is instead decided to augment the aging TLA Fleet with retrofitted hulls already available in the Core Systems.
4242 A.D / 2004 F.D.S
22/7 ET- TLA President Ashlai Vottori gives her first speech to the people of New Eridonia and the Terran Loyalist Alliance, 200 cycles after founding, from the ruined orbital Eris Naval Docks.
4250 A.D / 2012 F.D.S
<< U.A.S ERA >>
4299 A.D / 2061 F.D.S
10/8 ET- After nearly half a century of re-building, humanity in Aquarius officially forms the United Aquarian Systems; lead by the former Lorentian Government of the Terran Loyalist Alliance. Breakthroughs achieved by co-operation with the Vujlcyon Conglomerate allow massive advances in industry and military strength, in just half a century the U.A.S almost restores the system to its former might - with Humanity now firmly allied with five other Alien civilisations - ushering in a new chapter in history. Newly formed UAS joins the VC to form the Six-Trade Alliance.
4300 A.D / 2062 F.D.S
<-> United Aquarian Systems Federal Navy's First Fleet officially formed.
4301 A.D / 2063 F.D.S
<-> United Aquarian Systems and Vujlcyon Conglomerate begin a joint project to connect the two powers with an enormous Sub-Space gate link - the Trans-Crimson Super Highway
4312 A.D / 2074 F.D.S
<-> Revolution Cruiser Project re-activated. UAS Naval R&D begins researching a new Cruiser-class to augment the aging, 1000-cycle old Vengeance and Farlease designs, bringing the advantages of both.
4314 A.D / 2076 F.D.S
<-> Revolution Cruiser Project concludes, first RV-AX Type Fleet Cruisers commissioned into service with the UAS Navy.
4315 A.D / 2077 F.D.S
<-> Following a Fleet review, UAS Naval Research & Development begins project to replace the ancient Farlease-class Light Cruiser hulls entirely, with a new versatile warship. Sleipnir Destroyer Project begins.
4317 A.D / 2079 F.D.S
<-> United Aquarian System Senate votes to begin a military intervention in the Tempest Ridge, to liberate the Pallas system and surrounding space from a brutal criminal slave trade. President Vorian Senlas authorises the deployment of the UAS Military to Tempest, starting Operation Tempest Liberty, the invasion and occupation of the Ridge by the UAS.
4321 A.D / 2083 F.D.S
<-> Sleipnir Destroyer Project concludes with two SP-AX Heavy Destroyer prototypes. Field trials begin.
4323 A.D / 2085 F.D.S
<-> Sleipnir Destroyer field trials are successful. SP-AX Heavy Destroyer begins production. All Farlease-class hulls (FL-AX, HB-AX and EL-AX) production ceases, existing vessels will continue to serve with the UAS Navy until a fixed retirement date (4400 A.D).
4342 A.D / 2104 F.D.S
<-> First EV-AX Type Fleet Command Carrier, the UAS Reginald D. Webb, largest warship in spacefaring Terran history is commissioned into service with the UAS Navy.
4349 A.D / 2111 F.D.S
<-> UAS begins a military campaign into the Angel Nebula in a bid to destroy the Tigershark Cartels once and for all. Newly commissioned EV-AX Type Fleet Command Carrier, UAS Reginald D. Webb leads the first battlegroup, from the Federal 1st Expeditionary Fleet, into the Halo system in the Angel's Hook Nebula, achieving a decisive first-strike against Cartel forces and establishing a foothold for UAS Navy operations in the Angel Reach.
4350 A.D / 2112 F.D.S
<-> Following the invasion of the Angel Reach, the UAS Government and Senate undergo major political reform, with a focus on a more centralised government in order to unify Aquarius. Aquarian Unity Act 4350 is proposed; all major previously devolved system states would become incorporated into the Federation. United Aquarian Systems officially forms the Aquarian National Senate (ANS).
<-> Political opposition to the proposed centralised government in the UAS Senate increases, with multiple systemsstates voicing concern for loss of local autonomy. UAS President Vorian Senlas states that tighter unity is required for humanity in Aquarius to proceed beyond the 4th millenium, citing the failings of the Old Federation.
<-> A majority vote is cast on the Aquarian National Senate and Unity Act 4350, showing increased support for the new government. Anti-centralisation protests take place throughout UAS Space, resulting in limited violence with security forces.
4351 A.D / 2113 F.D.S
<-> Aquarian Unity Act 4350 is passed, and the UAS Senate officially reforms into the Aquarian National Senate on Lorentis. Despite major support, some outer system states resist the centralisation, resulting in the deployment of the Federal Navy's Home Sector Fleet to bring the systems under into alignment. Conflict is avoided, and enventually all system states accept centralisation to the ANS on Lorentis.
<-> President Vorian Senlas steps down, appointing a Join Presidential Council, to which he would chair.
4352 A.D / 2113 F.D.S
<-> UAS 1st Expeditionary Fleet sucessfully secures the Halo system after 3 cycles of intense skirmishes with Tigershark Cartel forces. Elements of the UAS Angel Sector Fleet begins staging in the system for the next stage of the offensive.