- For the non-canon timeline of previous Elite games, see Elite Timeline.
This is the timeline of Elite Dangerous. The contemporary Elite Dangerous narrative begins in September 3300 and progresses in real-time. Currently, the year is 3304. There are some timeline disparities with the previous games of the Elite series, but it is set in the same fictional Elite universe.
Elite Dangerous features a shared narrative which is influenced by players on all platforms. This occurs with community events, community goals and Powerplay activities. All meta data of the galaxy is shared between players. It is not traditional storytelling, rather an interactive, overarching narrative. Players have influenced and changed the course of events. The story unfolds in real time, in which players can decide the outcomes and be the stars.
Galnet is the official source for galactic news. Tourist Beacons and Listening Posts feature official lore about a wide range of topics. The official role-playing game handbook Elite Encounters and the Elite Dangerous Role Playing Game contain in-depth guides to the lore.
The Commander Chronicles is a series of cinematic shorts that tell specific events.
- First man in space, controlled nuclear ﬁssion, transistor, start of the nuclear arms race.
- First man sets foot on Earth's moon, Luna.
- Commercial ﬁssion power is achieved.
- First integrated circuits.
- First computers are built.
- Probes are sent across the Sol system.
- End of the ﬁrst nuclear arms race.
- First serious environmental problems on Earth appear.
- World War III occurs, setting space exploration back decades. At the war's end, Earth's dominant power is the United States of the Americas, and the planet's remaining other countries join it over the next few decades. The United States of the Americas renames itself the "Federation of the United States", and then simply the "Federation" as the last countries join and it assumes the role of Earth's global government.
- Towards the end of the century, permanent colonies finally become viable on the Moon and Mars.
- The first generation ship is launched from Sol to colonize an extrasolar system. In the years that follow, over 70,000 generation ships would be launched, with many still traveling through space to their destinations over a millennium later.
- The first hyperdrive is invented by a team led by Li Qin Jao, spurring an explosive wave of exploration and colonization beyond Sol.
- The first human colony outside of Sol is established in the Tau Ceti system on the second planet, which is now called Taylor Colony.
- The first alien life is discovered on Taylor Colony in Tau Ceti.
- The Federation Accord is enacted, transforming the Federation from the global government of Earth into an interplanetary union of colonies in Sol. The subsequent induction of Taylor Colony in Tau Ceti, followed by Delta Pavonis, Altair, and Beta Hydri, marked the Federation's rise as the first interstellar human power.
- A small object known as the Martian Relic, the first alien artefact ever documented, is discovered buried on Mars. As the Martian Relic was confiscated by the Federation shortly afterwards, it has been shrouded in secrecy for centuries, with its existence only confirmed by leaked Federal records. All that is known about the object is that it is artificial, it was not created by humans, and it measures no more than a few centimetres square.
- The terraformation of Mars is completed. Many Earth-based corporations and government organisations would begin transferring their operations there over the following years.
- Marlin Duval, a wealthy anti-Federation activist born on Earth, spearheads the colonization of Achenar 6d in the Achenar system. Marlin founds the independent Republic of Achenar, a democratic state based on peaceful ideals.
- Marlin Duval perishes in an apparent shuttle accident with her partner and children. Her brother, Henson Duval, assumes control of the Republic of Achenar's senate as Marlin's closest living heir, then disbands the Republic's ruling council and appoints himself leader in its place, marking the transformation of the Republic into the Empire. Henson's popularity grows as he replaces his sister's pacifism and egalitarianism with jingoism and authoritarianism, in addition to fanning anti-Federation sentiment. Centuries later, historians would suspect that Henson was behind Marlin's death.
- The colonization of Achenar 6d results in the extinction of the world's native intelligent species in a few short years, despite Marlin Duval's efforts to protect them and ensure they were treated as equals. Imperial scholars suggest that multiple factors, including imported bacteria carried to the world by colonists led to the tragedy, while the Federation maintains that the world was deliberately sterilized prior to terraforming under Henson Duval's orders.
- December 21 - Isabelle Patreus, a botanist and ancestor of Denton Patreus, founds the first settlement on Eotienses A 3. The event is later celebrated annually in the system by the holiday of Planetfall.
- The Battle of Achenar, known within the Empire as the "Great Battle of Liberation", begins. It is notable as the first large-scale interstellar conflict. The Federation invades Achenar, seeking to forcibly bring the system into the fold under the pretext of removing the government for committing genocide against Achenar 6d's natives. While the principal reason for the invasion was years of rejected invitations for the Empire to peacefully join the Federation, the protection of xeno-culture and life forms was a key tenet of the Federation’s founding. Upon arrival, the Federation fleet is surprised to encounter heavy resistance in the form of the newly-constructed Imperial "People's Fleet".
- The Battle of Achenar ends. Outmatched and worn down by the Imperial military while disadvantaged by a long and fragile supply line, the Federal invasion fleet is forced to retreat. Independent colonies begin to flock to the Empire's banner as a consequence of the Federation's humiliation, and the Empire becomes the second human superpower. The Federation refuses to recognize the Empire's legitimacy.
- The Federal fleet holds its ground in Beta Hydri bolstered by improved supply. Lingering friction and an ongoing conflict over the Beta Hydri system results in a cold war between the Federation and Empire.
- Sirius Corporation founds the first entirely corporation-run colony in the Sirius system, and quickly grows into a major interstellar conglomerate after emerging as the premier supplier of drive fuel in human space.
- Sirius Corporation mediates negotiations between the Federation and the Empire to end the cold war.
- Negotiations between the Federation and the Empire conclude in a formal peace treaty. As part of the terms of the treaty, the Federation agrees to grant Achenar and its colonies full autonomy, and recognizes the hereditary title of Emperor.
- Emperor Henson Duval orders the construction of the Hall of Martyrs, a monument to the 16,032 citizens of Achenar who died in the Battle of Achenar.
- The Federation launches a new wave of colonial missions to locate new resources. One of these missions eventually discovers Alioth.
- Emperor Henson Duval dies, and is succeeded by Saik Duval.
- The region that would later become known as the Old Worlds is first explored and colonized. The Colonial Deep Space Cruisers Herschel and Oberon arrive in the L-453 system, which would be renamed Lave.
- Lave, Leesti, and Zaonce become self-sufficient and declare their autonomy from nearby supply routes.
- An expedition from Lave explores the Diso system. Within a decade, the planet Birmingham is colonized and its potential for agriculture is discovered.
- Alioth is first colonized, with the first settlement established on Alioth 5b and named "Fruitcake" after the world's soft, moist soil and plentiful pockets of minerals.
- Sirius Corporation enters Alioth to stake a claim on the system's gas mining rights, but is stymied by the presence of two other corporations, leading to armed conflict. After Imperial vessels arrive, claiming to have been sent to protect the local population, Sirius Corporation appeals to the Federation for assistance.
- Emperor Saik Duval dies, and is succeeded by Trasken Duval.
- Colonies within the Old Worlds region band together to form the Old Worlds Coalition, a loose mutual defence pact intended to deter Imperial expansion into its territory.
- The Empire launches an offensive against the Old Worlds Coalition after the destruction of a listening post in the Morten-Marte system, an act blamed on the Coalition. The invasion catches the Coalition off-guard, and it is forced to accede to Imperial demands for it to disband its merchant reserve navy and restrict fleet activity to trade and exploration only.
- Emperor Trasken Duval dies, and is succeeded by Hennick Duval.
- Federal President Sadiq Kessler removes all remaining charter requirements from Alioth's Federal Membership criteria, offering the system de-facto full membership in the Federation. Kessler hoped that the move would garner enough local support in Alioth to give the Federation a key advantage against the Empire in the ongoing struggle for control of the system. Instead, the offer divided Alioth's resistance movement, the Cakers, into pro-Federation and pro-independence factions.
- In Alioth, the pro-independence faction of the Cakers prevails over the pro-Federation faction after a period of infighting. Quentin Devises secures control of the Cakers and the planet Fruitcake, and declares that Alioth will be made into a port of free trade.
- Emperor Hennick Duval dies, and is succeeded by Lucius Duval.
- In Alioth, Federal diplomats meet with Caker leader Quentin Devises after three years of petitioning, only to be informed in no uncertain terms that President Sadiq Kessler's offer of Federal membership was denied.
- In Alioth, munitions worker Tom Quaterson is tried and executed for selling food coupons to the poor, triggering a general uprising backed by the Cakers and other rebel groups. The residence of the Governor of Fruitcake is stormed, and workers seize control of gas platforms and demand Alioth's independence. In an unprecedented move, the Federation and Empire cooperate to retake the system. Quentin Devises is quickly captured and executed. The two superpowers agree to divide Alioth's assets, with Fruitcake becoming a Federal Protectorate renamed Gordonworld after Federal General Charles C. Gordon, and all local space facilities falling under Imperial rule.
- The Birthright Wars, a series of conflicts instigated by corporations to seize hereditary land and resource claims from colonists, begin in Federation territories.
- In Alioth, the Empire successfully uses experimental rapid-terraforming techniques to terraform the world of New California. Many residents of Gordonworld defect to New California in response to the Empire's promises of a "new life".
- Emperor Lucius Duval dies, and is succeeded by Anders Duval.
- The September Uprisings occur on Riedquat. The colony's government had been set up and enforced by the Old Worlds Coalition, but as much of the administration was off-world, it lost touch with the needs of the people of Riedquat and its popularity cratered. The government is overthrown in a violent revolution, and the former officials are executed, with their bodies heaped at the capital city's spaceport. Riedquat descends into a state of bloody anarchy that persists for the next five centuries, and Coalition officials begin an extensive reevaluation of their policies.
- The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds is established. Following the Old Worlds Coalition's failure on Riedquat, its member worlds reorganize into a new trade organisation that emphasizes the principles of economic self-reliance, mutual defence, and political independence. GalCop's resulting withdrawal from trade with the Federation and Empire provokes the ire of both superpowers.
- Terraforming is completed on the planet Conversion in Achenar.
- The first iteration of the Python, then manufactured by GalCop corporation Whatt and Pritney Constructions, debuts. The Python's innovative modular design pioneers a new era in accessible space travel, spurring the rise of independent pilots.
- As the Birthright Wars continue, the Federation begins reorganizing its military. In the past, Federal fleets had been assembled by mustering resources directly from Federal member systems, but the rise of interstellar corporations allowed the Federation to contract the construction and maintenance of centralized fleets. The first of these modern fleets is commissioned and trained in Anlave.
- The Birthright Wars enter their final stage. The descendants of the original, exiled colonists of Anlave who were displaced by corporate activity invade the system and bombard the Federal Naval Academy at Anderton. A fleet of privateers soon follows, but they are beaten back by Admiral Ghenkis B'nami.
- The Birthright Wars conclude, with Federal corporations having successfully seized land and resource rights from numerous colonies.
- Emperor Anders Duval dies, and is succeeded by Hender Duval.
- The Viper Defence Craft, a product of Faulcon Manspace and the predecessor of the Viper II, Viper MkIII, and Viper MkIV, debuts.
- Emperor Hender Duval dies, and is succeeded by Trasken Duval II.
- Beginning in the 2810s and continuing into the 2840s, GalCop documents a significant number of ship disappearances in its space and near the Pleiades Nebula. Investigations find no evidence of foul-play, but the disappearances and other strange phenomena continue intermittently, stoking anxiety among pilots.
- In 2849, the first grainy footage surfaces of one of these "encounters", with one blurry image appearing to show an alien ship with the word "THARG" on its hull. The media immediately coins the term "Thargoid" as a name for the aliens. However, no conclusive proof of the Thargoids' existence is obtained, and they fade into folklore.
- Imperial soldiers instigated martial law on New California in Alioth. They attempted to impose a genetic correction programme on the planet. This was prevented by a coup against the military garrison by a new Caker sect. The sect sent an appeal to the Federation for assistance. A fierce battle ensued with orbital bombardments by the Imperial Navy. The battle escalated when a Federal fleet lead by Admiral Kracer arrived. Eventually the Imperial ships retreated. Admiral Kracer landed with his marines to cheering crowds in the capital.
- Paynou Prossett and Salem debut the first iteration of the Cobra multirole ship.
- The first iteration of the Anaconda, then manufactured by RimLiner Galactic, debuts.
- Emperor Trasken Duval II dies, and is succeeded by Trasken Duval III.
- Faulcon Manspace debuts the Asp, a heavy fighter spacecraft and predecessor of the Asp MkII. The Asp becomes a mainstay in GalCop's Galactic Navy.
- President Isaac Gellan mobilises the Federal Navy to invade the Ackwada system. Unknown to the public, the invasion's goal is to dismantle the Rockforth Corporation, which provided illegal loans to Gellan's election campaign that Gellan refused to repay.
- The Rockforth Corporation sends a request to Emperor Trasken III for aid against the Federation in Ackwada, offering a substantial monetary reward. Traken III assembles a battlegroup led by the privateer Samuel Lanner which succeeds to expelling the Federal fleet. The Rockforth Corporation pays Trasken III for his assistance and hires Lanner's privateers as a security force.
- President Isaac Gellan loses his vote of no-confidence and leaves office. In what became known as the Gellan Scandal, the extent of his corruption comes to light and a number of Federal Congressmen are implicated. In the period of increased scrutiny that follows, corporations reduce their involvement in Federal politics.
- Olaf Smith is elected President of the Federation, and serves until 2874.
- President Olaf Smith sends a Federal fleet to investigate after several traders disappear near Zelda. When more traders disappear in Ququve and Aymiay, the Federation fortifies the Laedla system into a major military hub to defend against an "alien threat". Smith's claims that he was "driving away the alien threat" make him immensely popular, although it is never proven if Thargoid or other alien activity was behind the disappearances. Smith's actions result in the enhancement of the Federal Navy, and go a long way towards restoring public trust in the presidency following the corrupt Gellan administration. Decades later, a pirate known as "The Black Prince" claimed he was responsible for the attacks, and that the attacks only stopped because The Black Prince and his cohorts retired. His story is widely disputed, but some assert his claims were simply an exaggerated version of a mostly true but seedier story.
- Former Federal President Isaac Gellan emerges from prison with most of his wealth intact. He hires a mercenary fleet to settle his score with the Rockforth Corporation. However, Samuel Lanner remained on retainer led a modern and well-equipped fleet that easily overwhelms Gellan's mercenaries. The defeat leaves Gellan humiliated and financially diminished.
- President Jeremy Tann launches an offensive in the Phekda system and economic instability and civil war throw it into chaos. A military governor is imposed and an attempt is made to repatriate the system into the Federation.
- With the Federal repatriation of Phekda a failure, the Federation abandons the system.
- The first iteration of the Adder, then manufactured by Outworld Workshops, debuts.
- The Durn and Resner Corporation requests the Empire's aid in enforcing their mining claims in Alioth. A small Imperial fleet is sent and drives Federal forces from the system.
- The Imperial force in Alioth vanishes. Simultaneously, Emperor Trasken III seizes all assets belonging to the Durn and Resner Corporation. While the circumstances behind these events were never made public, Federal intelligence sources later accuse the Duvals of having instigated a cloning program to breed specialized infantry units.
- Emperor Olban Hensard Duval demonstrates a subtle approach in handling Imperial involvement in disputes in the Liaedin system.
- Emperor Olban Hensard Duval empowers Erronsa and Francis Ashfield as agents of the Empire in the Zeaex system in their conflict with Grambourne Cambridge of the Federation over mining rights.
- Verity Campbell is elected President of the Federation, and serves until 2960.
- Emperor Olban Hensard Duval deploys an Imperial strike force, supported by The Emperor's Own, to the Laedla system. The Imperial fleet overwhelms the Federation garrison on Mansfield in an event known as "Lightning Thursday".
- Ulrich Vale is elected President of the Federation, and serves until 2976.
- Grant Keller is elected President of the Federation, and serves until 2984.
- Emperor Olban Hensard Duval assembles an Imperial fleet in response to the assassination of Francis Ashfield, allegedly by Federal agents, but conflict is averted in Zeaex when the settlers of Newtown send personal appeals to both the Federation and the Empire. The mining rights issue is resolved, and an uneasy truce is established.
- Resource negotiations between the Empire and GalCop break down after Emperor Olban Hensard Duval loses patience with the "upstart state". Over the next two years, Imperial capital ships with diplomatic markings are warily observed in the Zelada and Ququve systems by GalCop vessels.
- Imperial scientific teams are sent to the Exioce system to study an apparent failed terraforming attempt that had rendered a planet inhospitable and saturated its atmosphere with ammonia.
- The first iteration of the Sidewinder MkI debuts.
- The Federal Navy moves its headquarters from Anlave to Eta Cassiopeiae after terraforming is completed on three worlds in the latter system.
- Emperor Gaylen Trasken Duval suppresses a Federation-backed coup in the Ackwada system.
- Tyrell Biggs is elected President of the Federation, and serves until 3016.
- During a lull in the Federal-Imperial conflict in Alioth, President Tyrell Biggs secretly sends Federal diplomats to the Empire to propose Achenar and its subsidiary systems join the Federation as full members. This had been attempted before, and met with Imperial derision. However, documents outlining the proposal were leaked by Federal spies to other Imperial systems, causing widespread unrest and increased distrust between the Federation and Empire. This may have been the result Biggs' sought all along.
- Raul "Proxmire" Santorini becomes Governor of Tau Ceti, achieving substantial popularity and, rare for a regional Federal politician, interstellar significance.
- The shipbuilding corporation Faulcon Manspace merges with DeLacy Shipworks. The newly-established Faulcon DeLacy becomes the largest independent corporation in the galaxy at the time, wresting the title from Sirius Corporation.
- An Imperial colonial charter is drawn up for the Cemiess system.
- The Empire begins terraforming Cemiess 2 after years of delays, ending Federal ambitions for the system. Approving Imperial colonization plans for Cemiess had been Gaylen Trasken Duval's last official act before his death.
- Emperor Atticus Obellan Duval sends a second mission to the Exioce system to terraform the planet Experiment, putting an end Federal ambitions there.
- Governor Raul Santorini of Tau Ceti is assassinated. The Federal press blames the Empire, as Santorini was vocally anti-Empire, but in an unusual move, Emperor Atticus personally rebuts the accusation.
- The Pilots Federation officially establishes its ranking system for independent pilots. CMDR Peter Jameson becomes the first person to obtain the coveted "Elite" rank.
- The Cobra MkIII, then manufactured by Lave Cowell & MgRath, debuts.
- The Fer-de-Lance, manufactured by Zorgon Peterson, debuts around this time.
- An Imperial fleet invades Tau Ceti and lands Imperial colonists on the planet Emerald. The Federation responds by sending a fleet of their own under Admiral O'Brien, triggering a war for the planet that would rage for the next 30 years.
- Emperor Hender Saik Duval continues the large-scale renewal of the Imperial military by establishing Facece Military Academy.
- Sightings of "octagonal ships" and reports of hyperdrive malfunctions occur in the early 3120's. In 3123, the wreckage of two ships are found in GalCop space bearing damage from more powerful laser weapons than were available to human civilisation at the time.
- The first reported encounters between human starship pilots and a new intelligent alien species occur. This species is named "Thargoids" by the pilots who survive the experience, hearkening back to the unexplained incidents of 2849. In every encounter, the alien ships quickly opened fire. Some asserted that the attacks had been provoked by humanity after a leaked Federal report surfaces revealing that colonists of the Veliaze system had opened fire on a similar vessel.
- The Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm, or INRA, is secretly established as a joint initiative by the Federation and Empire. INRA is tasked with identifying and exploiting Thargoid weaknesses to win the conflict by any means necessary.
- Varian Scott is elected President of the Federation during this decade. Scott removes Federal military budget restrictions to expand and modernise the Federal Navy, and cuts Congress out of military decision-making to increase response times to future conflicts.
- The Imperial Courier, manufactured by Gutamaya, debuts. It is the first Imperially-funded ship design in centuries, and the culmination of Emperor Hender Saik Duval's efforts to reorganize and expand the Imperial military.
- The Galactic Cooperative stagnates, having overexerted itself economically by reassigning trade ships to military duties in the Galactic Navy during the war against the Thargoids.
- Galactic Cooperative Chief Executive Officer Naris Ellison contracts a rare degenerative disease and dies. Her deputy William Henderick becomes the next GalCop CEO, promising to continue Ellison's efforts to restore GalCop to prominence, but is implicated in Ellison's death and replaced by acting CEO Simmone Hendry.
- The conflict between humans and Thargoids ends following the successful deployment of the mycoid bioweapon. The Galactic Cooperative funds Project Equinox, an initiative that establishes multiple deep space monitoring outposts such as GCS Sarasvati to watch in case the Thargoids returned.
- Acting GalCop CEO Simmone Hendry's position is made permanent as discontent with GalCop's administration spikes.
- December 27 - Dr. Cassandra Lockhart of Project Equinox notes there have been no sightings of Thargoids since the project's inception.
- Nance Lightoller is assigned to investigate corruption and illegal activity within GalCop's administration. Over the next five years, she survives multiple death threats and assassination attempts.
- Nance Lightoller's corruption investigation is completed. Ex-CEO William Henderick and five other conspirators are confirmed to be responsible for former CEO Naris Ellison's death. The investigation also brings to light rampant misreporting of GalCop's stability and colony management together with policies that isolated and deceived the planetary populations of member worlds.
- By this time, after decades of decline and the poaching of existing and prospective member worlds by the Federation and Empire, the Galactic Cooperative has shrunk to only 11 members, all located within the Old Worlds region. GalCop finds itself reduced to the same trade routes that its colonies first depended upon centuries ago when they were being established. CEO Simmone Hendry is forced to sell off much of GalCop's assets to the other two superpowers in exchange for access to their trade routes.
- August 16 - As the Galactic Cooperative declines and destabilizes, Project Equinox is shut down, despite Dr. Cassandra Lockhart's warnings that the Thargoids are sowing the seeds for their future return.
- August 19 - GalCop CEO Simmone Hendry rescinds the organisation's charter. The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds is officially dissolved.
- Loric Trander is elected President of the Federation, and serves until 3192.
- President Loric Trander deploys privateers to Alioth after the murder of Riley Dain, an official who had been investigating the abuse of permitted gas mining quotas. In response, Emperor Hesketh Duval sends the Imperial XV fleet to Alioth, instigating a fresh conflict in the system.
- The Federal-Imperial conflict in Alioth that began in 3184 comes to an end, with neither side having accomplished anything of note.
- Li Yong-Rui is born.
- The Federal Navy introduces the Eagle MkII. This is quickly followed by the Imperial Navy's introduction of the Imperial Eagle, leading some to believe that Federal engineering staff had contributed to the Empire's project.
- A revolt breaks out in Alioth after the Federal corporations supplying one of the system's population centers raises its prices. Federal and Imperial forces are dispatched to the system to quell the uprising, but encounter heavy resistance bolstered by fighters from neighboring independent systems. The Empire withdraws first, unwilling to commit to a protracted conflict so far from its core territories, and the Federation follows suit when it realizes how unpopular the war is among Federal citizens.
- The Alliance is founded in Alioth by Mic Turner and Meredith Argent, built around the principles of protecting and supporting those who wanted to remain independent of the Federation and the Empire.
- The planet Gordonworld in the Alioth system, formerly known as Fruitcake, is renamed again to Turner's World in recognition of Mic Turner's achievements.
- The systems Holliacan and Vequex join the Alliance.
- The Alliance has expanded to over 20 systems by this time, firmly establishing themselves as a third superpower.
- Sirius Corporation debuts the Highliner Antares, touting its revolutionary new hyperdrive system. During a series of exhibition trials, the ship activated its hyperdrive and was never seen again.
- Mic Turner and Meredith Argent begin searching for the Thargoids. While testing the drives of their specially-designed exploration ship Turner's Quest, the vessel disappears after jumping out of the Pleione system with Turner piloting it. Argent holds a memorial service for him later that year.
- Meredith Argent launches a second exploration ship named Argent's Quest, which is piloted by an unnamed individual. According to leaked documents from the time, the pilot discovered a Thargoid outpost and returned to Alioth with a captured Thargoid vessel. The pilot was then allegedly contacted by INRA, and the Thargoid vessel departed Alioth that day, its destination unknown.
- The Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm is disbanded. After the previous year's Thargoid vessel incident, Meredith Argent claimed that it had been caused by an INRA infiltrator tasked with eradicating the Thargoids. Combined with campaigning by Alliance leaders, public and governmental opinion of the organisation soured rapidly, forcing its dissolution.
- The agrarian colony of Fafner in the Jotun system is attacked and overrun by Thargoids. The incident was seemingly unprovoked and almost all of the colonists were massacred.
- Denton Patreus is born.
- Eugene Cooper is elected President of the Federation, and serves until 3264.
- Antonia Madison is elected President of the Federation, and serves until 3272.
- Project Dynasty, a venture funded and organized by The Club, launches three secret expeditions beyond the Core Systems to chart habitable worlds in the Formidine Rift, Hawking's Gap, and the Scutum-Sagittarii Conflux. None of the expeditions return after they complete their mission.
- The London Treaty was signed in the city of London on Earth in 3278. It was a formal agreement between the Federation, Empire, and Alliance to limit tonnage for capital ships in each of their fleets. The treaty was conceived with the aim of preventing an arms race following the introduction of the revolutionary Frame Shift Drive. It lasted until 21 October 3302.
- Sirius Corporation releases a revolutionary new hyperdrive: the Frame Shift Drive. The FSD is smaller, more efficient, cuts down travel time in hyperspace from hours to seconds, includes a "supercruise" mode for rapid in-system travel, and deposits pilots at a system's primary star after a jump rather than the outskirts. By 3300, all registered ships have been upgraded with this new technology.
Elite Dangerous takes place from September 3300 onward. For a more detailed summary check the Elite Dangerous Timeline/Contemporary. The unofficial Galnet Archive has every single GalNet article and articles relating to specific story threads. There's a chronological storyline summary of 3303 here.
September 3300 Edit
- Imperial Senator Denton Patreus' characterizes the situation around Eranin as a 'civil war'.
- As Eranin 30th Anniversary celebratory liquor is spread far and wide, the practice is banned in short order by the Federation.
- Peace talks between the Eranin government and Federation-leaning rebels collapsed into chaos and war was declared, 26 Sep 3300;
- The Eranin civil war escalates.
October 3300 Edit
- The Pilot's Federation has made the Universal Cartographics Discovery Module a standard component in all Sidewinder loadouts.
- New FSD Interdictors Renew Legal Debate.
December 3300 Edit
- Emperor Hengist Duval is sick.
- Rise of the Crimson State Group in the Lugh system.
- The Imperial Palace has issued a statement saying that while the Emperor is unwell, it is not as serious as many commentators are suggesting.
- The Federal President Jasmina Halsey has declared the newly discovered rare narcotic 'Onionhead' illegal throughout Federal space
- Zemina Torval sent two of her personal Majestic Class Interdictors to put down the revolt in Sorbago
- Aisling Duval, celebrity daughter of heir, declares slavery dishonorable.
- Federal Admiral Vincent has declared a blockade of the Kappa Fornacis system to prevent the spread of the narcotic onionhead
- Arissa Lavigny claimed that she is the illegitimate daughter of Emperor Hengist.
- Federal Warships Bomb Farms with the narcotic Onionhead.
- Senator Denton Patreus declared Imperial succession about power, not blood
- Senator Torval Speaks out against Aisling Duval and Her (Slavery) Abolishionist Message
- Emperor Hengist Duval decreed his son Harold Duval not of sound mind
- His grace Emperor Hengist Duval is to marry Florence Lavigny
- Senator Denton Patreus announced the government of the impoverished Durius system has defaulted on the loan he provided in 3294.
- Patreus attacks Durius.
- Christmas Celebrations throughout the Federation and Alliance
- Slave Rebellion Crushed in the Sorbago System
- Federal President Halsey Denies Onionhead Crackdown after being confronted by a crowd protesting against ‘Oniongate'
- Senator Zemina Torval has freed 10,000 slaves she bought from private traders in Federal systems
- Commanders Decide Two Civil Wars as Torval Triumphs, Patreus Defeated but Defiant
- A peaceful Christmas demonstration which started on Christmas Day continues on the steps of the (Federal) Congress building in Olympus Village on Mars
- Torval Backs Patreus's Line on the Imperial Succession
- Aisling Duval revealed a little of the state of mind of her father Harold
- Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy.
- Senator Torval Blames Federal Agitators from Luluwala for Sorbago Rebellion
- Federal Shadow President Zachary Hudson Demands Conscription and held a long speech highly critical of his opponent President Halsey
- The armed conflict between Senator Patreus’s Imperial forces and those of the impoverished Durius system continues.
- Federal President Jasmina Halsey announced Tax Rises in New Year which caused shockwaves throughout Federal Space
- Aisling Duval Lashes out against Zemina Torval.
- Sanna system in Bid to Leave Federation.
- Federal Shadow President Zachary Hudson Demands Lower Taxes.
January 3301 Edit
- Federal Vice President Nigel Smeaton was discovered dead in his private swimming pool at his luxury apartment on the foothills of Mount Olympus, Mars.
February 3301 Edit
- Patreus Slave Sale Ends. The people of Durius continue to be assimilated into the greater Empire fold.
- Residents of Toolfa Large were left in shock after local security services found a small fortune in raw gold sitting aboard an abandoned Sidewinder in a station's lower hangers.
- There's trouble brewing in Cemiess, caused in no small part by the recent influx of emancipated Imperial Slaves who now call the area their home.
- Ethan Naylor, the Congressman for Siren, was formally signed in as the Federal Vice President in a formal ceremony in the Congress building on Mars.
- Thanks to the combined efforts of entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate sponsors, preparations for the launch of the new EAUC Exploration Ocellus are well underway.
- Commander Samwell Drakhyr is the fastest pilot in the galaxy, champion of the 37th almost annual St. Valentine Day Regatta
- Effinger Port, Furbaide, Reports Contagion Spreading Unchecked.
- President Halsey has ordered an all-out assault on the Nijotec region in a shock announcement.
- Following the Federation's success in rousting the rebel forces from Banki and BD+03 2338, Admiral Vincent has declared his intention to follow the invaders of BD+03 2338 back to their own homes.
- The galaxy is abuzz with excitement following the news that an anonymous donor has contributed a case of highly valuable and extremely rare Vesperian Nectar to the charity SpecialEffect
- The Alioth system has been at the centre of controversy today after the arrival of Éamonn Uí Laoghire, the leading spokesperson in the current bid for independence of the Lugh system
- The Sirius Corporation announced its plan to launch a number of new colonial outposts to the very edges of occupied space.
- Federal Navy, in conjunction with Core Dynamics, has declared their intention to commission the creation of a new capitol ship.
- The Defence Force of Tanmark, in association with the Farmers Union of Kappa Fornacis, is pleased to announce the success of their initiative to increase the local production of Lucan Onionhead
- Aisling Duval arrived in Furbaide aboard Effinger Port to offer assistance to overworked medical staff currently caught in the struggle against the virulent and deadly Volungu Blight.
- There's a metal rush in LAWD 26, with thousands of entrepreneurs heading to the region in the hope of making their fortune before one of the big three mining corporations can establish a presence in the system
- Alioth played host to scenes of chaos today when Éamonn Uí Laoghire addressed the crowds after his second attempt to gain an audience with Alliance representatives failed.
- Tensions have been running high aboard Effinger Port this week as doctors, nurses and scientists worked around the clock to find a cure for the Volungu Blight
- There's war brewing in the Empire, as despite a stern warning issued in their direction by Senator Denton Patreus, the pirates of Falisci continue to plunder innocent traders
- Core Dynamics declares a new stage in their partnership with the Federal Navy for the construction of several new capital ships.
March 3301 Edit
- Two lone deep space explorers rendezvoused 43,000 light years from home on the fringe of the Scutum-Centaurus arm.
- The Imperial Slavers Association, in conjunction with Senator Zemina Torval announced the official opening of the newest ISA slave training facility aboard Lagerkvist Gateway in the Synteini system
- The Sirius Corporation announced that the reconnaissance portion of its latest colonisation project is complete.
- Lugh Ambassador Éamonn Uí Laoghire Accuses Federal Party of Foul Play.
- Tanmark system has an ongoing conflict that broke out between the Defence Force of Tanmark and a local criminal gang known as the Tanmark Posse.
- The Big G Corporation, in association with the Alliance, announced that a dozen planets involved in the Alliance terraforming program are ready to undergo their last stage of biochemical transformation
- Imperial forces have decimated the majority of the Falisci Purple Gang’s fleet, just five days after the Citizens of Tradition declared war against the dreaded pirate crew and their allies.
- Unity Starport Officially Opens in New Yembo.
- Zemina Torval Handles the Help in Synteini.
- Pirates Prosper in Tanmark, attacking innocent traders
- Aisling Duval campaigns to stop slavery on the Empire’s most-watched reality stream show, Celebrity Pets
- Lady Kahina Tijani Loren's Imperial Courier has been denied docking clearance at Mars High.
- Senator Patreus and the Citizens of Tradition have been successful in their crusade against the Falisci Purple Gang.
- Anti-Slavery Support Grows in Synteini System.
- An emergency special session of the Federal Congress was held today to discuss how best to deal with the Crimson State Group’s attempt to force Lugh to secede from the Federation.
- The Federation may have won the war in the Banki system, but survivors on both sides are still in a struggle for survival.
- An investigation into the Galactic Mechanics Union will result in charges being brought against the organisation by all three of the galaxy’s major powers.
- Lugh Prepares for War.
- Alioth Warns Lugh they stand alone.
- A powerful lobbying group, acting on behalf of Admiral Vincent and the Federal Navy, are currently engaged in a massive campaign to lower taxes on combat-capable spacecraft.
- Core Dynamics Completes Work on New Capital Ship.
- Senator Patreus and socialite Aisling Duval have been spotted together at a number of popular nightspots in Capitol this week
- Sirius Corp launches 9 new colonial outposts.
- Patreus calls on Blaine to release Emperor’s medical records.
- Full Scale Attack on Polahukuna Postponed.
- President Halsey has today officially declared war on the Crimson State Group.
- Chancellor Blaine refuses Patreus’ request.
- In a show of solidarity and in protest at her perceived shabby treatment by Federation hosts, dozens of Commanders volunteered to escort Lady Kahina Tijani Loren's Imperial Courier through Federal space.
- Shadow President Hudson released a scathing attack on the President’s offensive against the Crimson State Group
- The fighting has been fierce in the Lugh system this past weekend. Hundreds of thousands of ships have been shot down and millions have lost their lives in the opening salvo of the war.
- Prism Senator Kahina Tijani Loren continues to Woo Federation Residents.
- Rebels Declare War on the Federation in 78 Ursae Majoris.
- A Commander of the Asp 'Spirit of Indianapolis', claims to have been the first to visit what he calls Sol's ‘true North Star’ "Wregoe TV-L C24-0.
- Onionhead is once again available in port around Panem of Kappa Fornacis.
- Core Dynamics was put in the deeply embarrassing position of having to further postpone the maiden voyage of the FNS Nevermore.
- A covert raid, carried out by special operation forces acting on behalf of the Gold Vision Company, led to the capture of Swift Terminal in Eta Draconis.
- Senator Kahina Tijani Loren’s Imperial Courier was tagged with a fine at Mars High apparently due to activating its boosters while still within the station
- Federation continues to dominate the skies of Lugh. President Halsey honours those heroes who have made the greatest contribution to the war effort.
- Senator Patreus and Aisling Duval have been spotted out and about on Faece this weekend. The Empire’s newest power couple took to the fashion halls for a pleasant afternoon shopping spree, accompanied by a vast entourage of followers and hangers-on.
- The Crimson State Group’s air defences have been all but shredded by Federal forces.
- Faith in Federal President Falling. Recent popularity polls have scored President Halsey at a shockingly low 26% approval rating
- President Halsey demands that Federal pilots attack and destroy an unarmed refugee convoy as it fled from the fighting around Lugh 6.
- The debate in Congress turned ugly tonight, as members of both parties grilled President Halsey over her mishandling of the Federation’s interests during the last six months.
- The Crimson State Group and the Sons of Conn have managed to wrestle control of Hartsfield Market from the Lugh for Equality Party.
- The Federal Navy Withdraws from Lugh – Fighting Continues.
- Demand for original Onionhead is higher than ever.
- The War for Lugh: A Temporary Peace.
- Fearful that yet another rich, powerful system would soon leave the Federal fold, President Jasmina Halsey ordered the Federal Navy to suppress the populist uprising.
- CMDR Swift Arrow claims to be the first explorer to fully map out the entire NGC 3199 Sector, and the 2nd explorer to visit the nebula
- Senator Patreus and the Citizens for Tradition won a war against the Falisci Purple Gang. Its leadership was in chains, and its members sold off to work as Imperial Slaves.
- Alliance representatives from Alioth extended an invitation to f Senator Kahina Tijani Loren to visit their star-systems.
- Shadow President Zachary Hudson held a press conference on Mars earlier today to address rumours that he would be seeking support to oust President Halsey from office.
- Aisling Duval was in the spotlight again last night, as the diva Duval took to the streams to call out Zemina on the popular Imperial talk show, ‘A Fireside Chat with Serena’. “
- The small system of Themiscrya has found itself embroiled in a row with Imperial Senator Denton Patreus who demanded Themiscrya to pay its debt.
- Federal Vice President Naylor Pledges Support of Halsey.
April 3301 Edit
- Investigation into the Emperor's Assassination Attempt Ongoing.
- Prism Senator Kahina Tijani Loren Returns to Empire.
- More scandal accompanied Senator Kahina Tijani Loren’s visit when she was presented with a large vial of Gerasian Liquor by representatives at a concert in London
- Onionhead Sales Still Growing.
- Shadow President Hudson Swears to Succeed where Halsey Failed.
- Princess Arissa Addresses the Nation.
- Hudson Takes Tour of Brightlight Facilities with Admiral Vincent's closest aides received a warm greeting when he visited the Hors system earlier today.
- Aisling’s Angels did the best they could to support the people’s princess, freeing an astonishing 1,149,756 Imperial Slaves in the span of just one week.
- Thousands of criminals have been apprehended by Commanders working on behalf of Princess Arissa, although sadly only a handful of them were able to provide clues as to who ordered the attack on the Emperor.
- Senator Patreus has reached a new financial agreement with Themiscrya, a system that owes the Senator a sizeable debt due to loans taken out by the current government before they came to power
- This evening marks the 153rd annual Exphiay Bankers’ Ball. Shadow President Hudson will be in attendance.
- The office of Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval issued a statement this morning to reveal what information had been collected by members of the Imperial Court loyal to the House of Duval.
- All over the Federation is reports of a resurgence in nightclubs catering to under-40s.
- On Arissa’s orders a sizeable number of Counts and Earls have flocked to Facece to help investigate both their fellow nobility and the citizenry under their care for the investigation into the attack on her father.
- A GalPoll results show that President Halsey's popularity continues to fall, with her approval rating now down to an abysmal 16%
- Kui Hsien and Quivira have refused to acknowledge Silver Universal PLC’s legal right to increase its rates.
- Denton Patreus and Aisling Duval were spotted grabbing dinner in Capitol late last night at the very exclusive pop-up restaurant, Fodder.
- Shadow President Hudson appeared before Congress earlier today to demand that President Halsey address the continued spread of Onionhead throughout Federal space.
- The Shadow President’s tour of the Federation continued this week with a medical visit to the Reyan BPS headquarters aboard Moisuc Station, Mongan.
- The East India Company, announced a new initiative they are calling “the Galactic Silk Road”.
- Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval provided some new insight into the ongoing investigation into the attempted assassination of Emperor Hengist Duval
- Imperial Law and Order: Investigation into Attack on Emperor Continues.
- After winning the ‘Great Slaver Showdown’, the office of Senator Torval released a statement to GalNet in honour of the Emperor, for the glory of House of Duval, Torval authorised the sale of 5 million Imperial Slaves
- Thousands of Imperial bounty hunters answered the call of Princess Arissa over the last week, joining her in the hunt to uncover the identity of the cabal behind the cowardly attack on the ailing Emperor.
- Senator Patreus has today begun the process of sending his agents to reclaim the debt owed to him by the government of Kui Hsien.
- Senator Denton Patreus has today announced an initiative to rejuvenate Parkinson Dock, in order to promote the development of High Tech goods in Eotienses.
- Zemina Torval Apologises for Synteini Slave Snafu.
- Denton Patreus and Aisling Duval were spotted in attendance at ‘A Dinner to Defeat Dementia’ in Capitol last night.
- Race to Center of Galaxy Starts in Sol called the Buckyball Run A*
- Evidence suggests that rogue members of Silver Allied Network channelled funds for the attack on the Emperor through Silver Universal Plc.
- A group of Federal Commanders, known as the Merchant Marines, engaged in a series of unauthorised attacks against Imperial traders in the employ of Senator Patreus.
- Hudson Praises Merchant Marines.
- Reorte Liberated by the Alliance.
- Emperor’s Grace Indicted in Attack on Emperor.
- President Halsey Denounces Patron’s Principles.
- President Halsey Announces Tour of Frontier Systems.
- Arissa Prepares to Present Evidence about the foiled attack on the Emperor to Imperial Senate blaming the HR 706 Chapter of Emperor’s Grace.
- Victory in Volungu for Federal Forces which neutralized the threat from Patron’s Principles.
May 3301 Edit
- Quivira Feels the Wrath of Patreus.
- Prism Senator Planning New Voyage?
- Securing the Old Worlds. For months the Old Worlds have been terrorised by roaming gangs of psychopaths and thieves. Residents’ pleas for help have been rejected by the Alliance's Council of Admirals
- Hostage Crisis in Eotienses Turns Bloody. A tense hostage situation in Eotienses turned bloody as East India Company members failed to negotiate the liberation of an Imperial trader from a pirate group the Code.
- Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Artefacts.
- Residents of the Lave cluster Silver United succeed at securing the Zaonce system from lawless scum.
- Turmoil hit the small system of Quivira as thousands of Imperial pilots descended to deliver the wrath of Senator Denton Patreus on his debtors.
- President Halsey's Tour of Frontier Systems is set to begin shortly.
- Prism Senator Kahina Tijani Loren was summoned to Achenar.
- Research into the recently recovered Unknown Artefact has intensified. Scientists, engineers and Commanders are flocking to assist Dr Arcanonn and his team from all across populated space.
- President may not be taking her planned tour, following news that Shadow President Hudson publicly challenged President Halsey to a live policy debate on the popular Federal political stream show ‘Face the People’.
- President Halsey Refuses Shadow President’s Request.
- 78 Ursae Majoris Reacts to President Halsey’s Intended Visit.
- The Alliance Supports Five a Day in Diso! On Friday the Green Party of Diso announced their plans to rejuvenate the failing financial fortunes of Birmingham.
- Quivira Electronics Plc, acting under orders of Senator Denton Patreus, launched an all out attack on the People’s Quivira for Equality Party
- Prism Senator Kahina Tijani Loren denies intending to challenge for the leadership of the Empire.
- Senator Denton Patreus officially declared War on the impoverished system of Quivira. Thousands of vessels loyal to Patreus have been pouring into Quivira ever since, bringing death and destruction to any non-Imperial ships that they find.
- Crowds of residents gathered on Mars to watch the presidential battlecruiser, Space Flight One, depart on the start of President Halsey’s tour of Federal frontier systems.
- New reports from the frontier suggest that a horde of militant nomads called The Kumo Crew is sweeping their way through the Pegasi Sector.
- 78 Ursae Majoris Increases Security Ahead of Presidential Visit.
- For the first time in almost a decade, Utopixx Entertainment, the subsidiary of Reynhardt Intellisys responsible for some of the top virtual reality experiences in the galaxy, has posted an operating loss of almost 5,000,000,000,000 credits.
- Upgrade of Parkinson Dock Complete after two weeks of frantic construction with close to 70,000 engineers.
- Kahina Tijani Loren refuses to commit to factions or future, remains ambivalent to inquiries into her intentions.
- According to sources close to Dr. Arcanonn and his team, Halsey's government have refused to acknowledge that Federation ships were transporting the artefacts through populated space, despite mounting evidence.
- As further alien artefacts claiming to be from Soontill are being sold on the open market, the results of the initial scientific tests revealed they're not made by humans.
- Imperial forces loyal to Senator Patreus continued their assault on Quivira, and due to their efforts, Quivira Electronics Plc was finally able to secure control over Godel Dock early on Monday afternoon.
- The war-torn region of Quivira has finally settled into an uneasy peace, following an intense period of fighting which saw hundreds of thousands dead and several billion credits worth of damage done to the local economy.
- Anti-Federation Terrorists Linked to Artefact Research.
- The accomplishments of independent pilots participating in the Buckyball Run A* rally race continue to make headlines around civilized space.
- Aisling Opens Art Installation on Emerald.
- Arissa Addresses Problems in Persephone. "the illness affecting the refugees, many of whom are malnourished and woefully lax in terms of adequate vaccination cover, is not something that should concern the locals."
- The return of Onionhead to Panem may be a blessing for the farmers of Kappa Fornacis, but for their neighbours, the Fornacian dream has turned into a living nightmare.
- Terrorism Claims Against Wolzan and the Shadow Navy Denounced by Crimson Fortune Company.
- Reports from Saga indicate that President Halsey missed her scheduled meeting with delegates aboard Zudov Terminal.
- Starship One, with President Halsey and Vice President Naylor on board, went missing after entering hyperspace
- Felicia Winters was declared Acting President in the wake of the disappearance of Spaceflight One.
- Acting Federal President Felicia Winters made a personal appearance to address the disappearance of Starship One after failing to re-enter normal space following a routine hyperspace jump.
- Federal Search Efforts Continue.
- Shadow President Hudson today called an Emergency Session of Congress to address concerns surrounding Starship One’s disappearance.
- Despite claims that the disappearance of Starship One was due to a failure in the ship’s Frame Shift Drive, rumours abound about a more sinister, possibly extraterrestrial explanation.
- Following Shadow President Zachary Hudson’s call to have Congress issue a Vote of No Confidence against President Jasmina Halsey, Acting President Felicia Winters held a press conference outside Congress to address the Shadow President’s concerns about the future.
- Shadow President Zachary Hudson has continued his criticism of Halsey’s administration, finally moving to the feared vote of no confidence.
- It has now been 5 days since Starship One lost contact, and the search and rescue teams have yet to find any trace of the missing ship or her crew.
- Shadow President Hudson placed a motion before Congress asking that they issue a Vote of No Confidence against President Halsey’s administration.
- 78 Ursae Majoris Celebrates Security with Shield Sale. News of the catastrophic accident that is believed to have consumed Starship One, and taken the President’s life, has been spreading through the galaxy
June 3301 Edit
- Members of Congress from across the Federation made their way to Mars, in response to Shadow President Hudson's call for a Vote of No Confidence Against the current liberal administration.
- Following a 66% vote of no confidence by the Federal Congress, the missing Jasmina Halsey lost the presidential title on 02 JUN 3301
- Zachary Hudson was declared President of the Federation on 02 JUN 3301
- The loss of Starship One was linked to Mechanical Failure according to a Federal Navy report
- Many Federal systems began taking a much firmer stance against the supply and distribution of illegal narcotics as per the changing political climate.
- The majority of Federal worlds are content to wait and see what kind of President Zachary Hudson will be.
- Shadow President Felicia Winters intends to start her time in office by taking on her ex-employer in a bid to stabilize the Federation’s interests in the Tascheter sector.
- Both Federal and Alliance campaigners turned out in force to exert their influence over the Eranin sector.
- The now wealthy farmers managed to create a new strain of Onionhead, and so the spread started, working alone and with others.
- A week ago the Hand Gang of Gandii and the Camorra of Krisha issued a call asking for allies of the Kumo Crew to aid them in overthrowing the authorities in their homelands which was met with a weak response.
- Shadow President Felicia Winters was spotted meeting with representatives of Utopia aboard Tanner Settlement in Polevnic which was seen as her being at odds with her predecessor’s hard-line.
- Hundreds of supposedly honourable Imperial commanders crossed the border to smuggle massive quantities of Imperial Slaves to sell in black markets controlled by the Kumo Crew.
- President Hudson hinted at a raft of new policies to motivate the Federation’s youth.
- Simguru Pranav Antal addressed rumours that the Utopians had entered negotiations to ally themselves with Shadow President Winters’ supporters.
- For some groups, President Halsey's disappearance Is not a "case closed".
- Infighting and infiltration has been rife within the Kumo Crew since Delaine began accepting new members, causing the Kumo to falter in their bid to take over the Pegasi system.
- Kappa Fornacis Calls Federal Freedom Into Question.
- Angels Flock to Follow the People’s Princess Aisling Duval to bring about meaningful change in the Empire.
- Chancellor Blaine reported “I am pleased to report that the Emperor is recovering nicely”
- Prime Minister Mahon Announces Open Trade Agreement in Old World Cluster.
- Federal Vigilantes Defy All Galactic Powers by declaring itself its own sovereign power.
- Thousands of Pegasi sector civilians were forced to evacuate their homes last week, following a series of brutal raids carried out in the name of Archon Delaine.
- Archon Delaine and his Kumo Crew have continued their seemingly unstoppable rampage across the Pegasi sector this week.
- The Pilots Federation Supports Fuel Rat Initiative.
- Prime Minister Mahon announces open trade agreement for Lave cluster.
- Infection runs Rampant in BD-02 4304. Hundreds of businesses closed, thousands of people are quarantined.
July 3301 Edit
- Mahon speaks out on Alliance Values.
- The Utopians unveiled their plans to fight back against the pirates of the Pegasi sector.
- Emperor's Grace Blocks People’s Princess move in to disrupt the long standing Imperial slave trade of Rishair.
- Aisling Supporters Pledge to Commander Andariel in the 'Thirteenth Legion'.
- The governing authorities for Pangborn Dock in the Abres system released an open contract for a staggering quantity of Osmium.
- Commanders following Simguru Pranav Antal and those of Sirius Gov agreed a non-aggression pact.
- Fuel Rat Rescue Operation Saves Millions of Credits.
- United Imperial Offensive into Pegasi Sector.
- Cosmic State and Emperor's Grace Develop Joint Technology Company.
- In the Carns system, plans were revealed to upgrade the extraction and industrial facilities to support high tech operations.
- Grand Sale of Slaves in Carns.
- Scientists working under Dr Arcanonn uncovered that the discovered "Unknown Artefacts" may have some basis in human technology.
- Naval Academy Graduates join "Operation Davy Jones" in the Pegasi Sector.
- Leaked Data Caused Concerns over Latest Imperial modules by discredited Professor Denzile Dex.
- The commanders of the Alliance and Sirius Corporation celebrate the one month anniversary of the Inter-faction Mutual Benefit Agreement (IMBA).
- The outbreak of the Cerberus Plague beyond BD-02 4304 is slowed by efforts of the local authorities and independent pilots.
- After several decades as a Freelance member of the Pilots Federation, Commander DarkStar decided to unite a fleet of former Imperial and Federal pilots as the Nova Fleet.
- Senator Anders Blaine declaired with obvious joy on his face that the Emperor has awoken from his coma.
- For his service to the Empire by joining the fray and training wings during a war in the Pancienses system, Commander Na’Qan was awarded the Imperial Order of Merit, First Class, from Senator Arrissa Lavigny-Duval.
- Adle's Armada Looks to End Illegal Arms Deal in Hel.
- Security Support Needed For Cerberus Plague Intervention.
- Grand Slave Sale in Carns Ends.
- The Emperor Hengist Duval speaks out for unity.
- The Imperial blockade of Harma and the surrounding systems has intercepted thousands of free citizens who were branded as slaves by the Kumo Crew.
- Joel Xander, the Federal governor of BD-22 3573 of the Federally aligned Forrester Station was removed from office and arrested.
- Senator Kahina Tijani Loren went missing from her Imperial suite where she resided.
- The Office for the Emperor published details of the wedding between Emperor Hengist Duval and Florence Lavigny which is at midday on Wednesday 29th July.
- Cerberus Plague Outbreaks in the Bast, Una and Santjalan Systems.
- Victoria Wolf VI and Commodore Stone launch Operation Augeas to rid BD-22 3573 of criminal elements troubling local miners and traders.
- The Code leaves Archon Delaine's Crew.
- Newly promoted Chief Communications Officer Ramon Lamor held an enthusiastic press conference announcing the success of Humason Orbital’s project to upgrade its economy to High Tech.
- Emperor's Grace and Cosmic State commence weapons manufacture.
- Dignitaries and guests from the farthest reaches of the Empire have started arriving on Capitol.
- In response to the devastating Cerberus Plague outbreak on the frontier, the Dukes of Mikunn mobilized their members, the Mercenaries of Mikunn, to affected systems to assist local governments in quelling the plagues.
- Federation Secession Crisis. Debate continues to rage in local governments throughout the Pegasi sector over Senator Lavigny-Duval's invitation to become Imperial citizens.
- Aisling Duval questions convenience of Emperor’s recovery and the motives of Senator Anders Blaine and other parties close to the Emperor.
- Cerberus Plague Breakthrough. Patients at Hart Station who were offered Ceremonial Heike Tea showed some improvement in their health.
- The efforts of the Imperial forces engaged in “Operation Davy Jones” have continued this week, with the attackers keeping up the pressure on Archon Delaine’s stretched and battered forces.
- While medical teams across the galaxy work to develop the quantities of antidote needed to eliminate the Cerberus Plague, fresh outbreaks of the disease are appearing in other systems.
- Concerns have been raised that the ongoing war of liberation in the Pegasi sector, Operation Davy Jones, left the Empire exposed to invasion and corruption.
- Unaffiliated supporters of Arissa Lavigny-Duval voiced concerns at rumours of an escalating intervention in the Pegasi Sector on the part of Lavigny's Legion.
- Senator Denton Patreus takes his turn to congratulate the Emperor on his return to health and for the upcoming wedding.
- Ex-Governor Joel Xander Charged with Venality and Abuse of Office by Federal prosecutor Kerstin Marling
August 3301 Edit
- The Sim-Archive with vast collections stored as sims of Antal opens to Visitors for the first time.
- Fight Against Cerberus Plague Continues.
- Imperial Commanders close in on well-known smuggling route between Torval and Delaine owned systems.
- Legate Andariel, of Aisling’s 13th Legion, ended the ceasefire between the 13th Legion and Winters’ Wolves
- Sirius Corporation shuttle was destroyed and five people were killed when its docking computer failed on approach to Patterson Enterprise in the Sirius system.
- The Eve of the Wedding. The atmosphere on Capitol is electric. The whole city is abuzz with what some commentators have declared ‘The Wedding of the Century’.
- Morning of the Wedding. Even though the ceremony won’t start until midday, well-wishers have been lining the procession route throughout the night to ensure they have a good position.
- Emperor Hengist Duval was assassinated on his wedding day in 3301, where he was intending to marry Florence Lavigny. Hengist was stabbed by a high-ranking member of the congregation.
- Medical supply ships transporting the Cerberus Plague antidote from the starport are being targeted by pirates.
- Chancellor Anders Blaine declared the beginning of the official period of mourning for Emperor Hengist Duval.
- Following news of the Emperor’s assassination, Gutamaya Shipyards decided to reinstate the default restrictions on all their ships.
- After medical teams delivered the Cerberus Plague antidote to systems affected by the disease, reports say that the plague has been eradicated from a dozen systems.
- Chancellor Blaine has accepted the task of governing the Empire until the succession has been determined.
- Children of Liberty call out Alliance hypocrisy claims that a "huge gulf" exists between the Alliance's professed goals and values and the reality present in many of its member systems.
- Millions of senators, patrons, clients, citizens and slaves from across the Empire are making the journey to the Hall of Martyrs on Capitol in the Achenar system to pay their respects to the late Emperor.
- Leaked Footage of Emperor’s Assassination. In a move sending shockwaves of revulsion throughout the Empire, independent newsfeed Russell Networks broadcasted what is claimed to be a holographic recording.
- Where's Walden Now? Today marks 36 years since the last ‘Walden Day’, the annual celebration of the great leader across all four continents of Lave.
- Some elements of the lower-level Imperial political scene have challenged Senator Denton Patreus to explain his connection to Brendan Paul Darius, the assassin responsible for the murder of the Emperor.
- Efforts to eliminate pirate vessels targeting medical supply ships in the region were resoundingly successful.
- Two people died in a crash when a personal transport collided with a Lakon Type-9 Heavy transport vessel.
- The government of the Apalar system issued an unusual request, inviting independent pilots to help them elevate their system’s economy.
- Defensive lines along the Imperial border held strong as the expeditionary forces of Operation Davy Jones were joined by detachments of the Imperial Fleet to protect against Archon Delaine's aggressive advance.
- Scores of marked slaves were rescued by Imperial Commanders in the ‘United Offensive’ in the Pegasi sector.
- Torval Offers Support to Patreus and condemned sordid elements of Imperial media that continued their campaign against Senator Patreus about his connection with Emperor Hengist Duval’s killer.
- Imperial Inquisition and Emperor's Grace hold a meeting about the Emperor's murder, Pegasi sector and more.
- Conspiracy expert Ricardo Bentonio claims aliens kidnapped President Halsey.
- Personal security of Princess Aisling Duval is under review as another private conversation leaked to the press.
- The immediate family of assassin Brendan Paul Darius – including his mother, father, sister and six year old niece were found murdered at their home on Eotienses.
- Pirate POWs Pack Prisons. The Pegasi Pirate War stemming from the United Imperial Offensive has taxed the logistical prowess of the Empire.
- Officials at Svavarsson Terminal in the Apalar system announced that they received the necessary quantities of industrial materials to elevate their system’s economy
- Imperial Naval infantry have again intervened as protesters – who took issue with Senator Denton Patreus’s connection to Brendan Paul Darius attempted to prevent access to some of Patreus’s allies late last night.
- Far from the Hall of Martyrs, Imperial citizens across the Empire have been paying tribute to the late Emperor.
- In her first public appearance since the death of her fiancé Emperor Hengist Duval on their wedding day, Florence Lavigny made a short statement in the Imperial Palace press hall calling people to be calm.
- Children of Liberty offer prescription for Empire's future addressing the "crossroads" the Empire finds itself.
- Prime Minister Edmund Mahon received allegations that unnamed elements within the Pilots Federation are deliberately undermining democratic factions in the Old Worlds.
- The hunt for the killers of the Darius family came to a dramatic conclusion today in a firefight with local security forces on Eotienses. The suspects who were local vigilantes were killed.
- The Federal Security Services today revealed that a member of the Presidential Protection Detail has been found dead in her home.
- Imperial Slave Association conducted a surprise audit by special committee of the Imperial senate. The records and practices of the ISA were meticulously examined to ensure compliance with laws governing the treatment and transportation of Imperial slaves.
- 'Operation Uranus’ Successful. This week, Archon Delaine hit back at the renewed Imperial offensive.
- A spokesperson for the Alectrona Imperial Society announced that its appeal for construction materials reached a successful conclusion.
- Federal and Imperial Diplomats Discuss the Pegasi Sector.
- Report Raises Concerns about the overall purpose of Operation Davy Jones.
- Famous Reporter Commits Suicide. The hunt for Elaine Boyd ended today with the discovery of her body in a low-rent hotel in Wyrd.
- Heike Security Forces pilot Kenji Nobu reluctantly admits that not all visitors to the station are being subjected to "the full scrutiny of the law".
- Fuel Rats Complete 1,000th Rescue. Heroes: that's what some call the Fuel Rats.
- The civic authorities on Capitol have reported needing to use strategic reserves of food, medical supplies and shelters as millions of mourners now fill the streets.
- Athena System Hosts ‘XYZ Fight Club’ a popular gladiatorial tournament.
- Zemina Torval and Florence Lavigny Join Patreus’ Campaign. Senator Patreus sees a resurgence of support since his declaration of war against the group responsible for Emperor Hengist Duval’s murder.
- Antares Incident Links to VP’s Death? The case of reporter Elaine Boyd took an unexpected turn as several respected newsfeeds, such as the Federal Times, automatically received encrypted data packages from Boyd.
- The encrypted data packages revealed that Agent Susan Monroe, who Boyd was accused of murdering, was part of Vice President Nigel Smeaton’s protection detail at the time of his death.
- An Imperial Navy commando unit uncovered a hidden forward command post for the Kumo Crew invasion force in the Tjakiri system.
September 3301 Edit
- the Federal Times posted a story highlighting possible links between a non-exec member of the board of Core Dynamics and Vice President Nigel Smeaton’s death.
- Core Dynamics spokesman responded “Any impropriety by any member of the board will be fully investigated"
- Public Viewing of Emperor Hengist Duval ceases. In the past month an estimated seven million mourners arrived on Capitol and have waited in line to enter the vestibule where the Emperor’s body has lain.
- The funeral of Emperor Hengist Duval, the 15th Emperor in the Duval line, took place amidst a crowd of millions on Capitol in the Achenar system.
- Utopia: More Than a Cult? Spokespeople for Utopia have responded to recent accusations that dissidents in systems under their control are being roughly treated.
- A company called BlipMagnet has decided to capitalise on this phenomenon with the Hutton mug, a commemorative beaker bearing the legend (you guessed it) ‘I made it to Hutton Orbital'
- To commemorate CMDR Satari's mother’s passing, the rights to register a planet in her name were purchased from Universal Cartography.
- The Senate reopened today to deliberate how the question of succession will be resolved. Chancellor Anders Blaine opened the discussion.
- Core Dynamics unveiled their latest offering, the Federal Gunship, a sturdy combat vessel designed to provide the Federation with a superior fighter escort.
- Imperial Veteran General Anthony Corvus is sceptical about Patreus’s Campaign against Emperor's Dawn.
- As the campaign against Emperor’s Dawn escalates, captured materials have revealed more about the group and its aims to destabilise imperial society.
- New Combat Fighter from Gutamaya Shipyards, the Imperial Eagle.
- The insurgent group Emperor's Dawn issued a public appeal for commodities while Senator Patreus launched a military operation against Emperor’s Dawn.
- Imperial intelligence has discovered several bases belonging to Emperor’s Dawn.
- Kumo Crew fleets will soon descend on Imperial territory in an effort to cultivate further civil unrest according to leaked military intelligence.
- At a public charity event in which several dozen slaves were granted their freedom, Princess Aisling Duval took the opportunity to speak about the succession.
- A Federal research program has been established to study the strange objects discovered in a number of systems. It's led by Professor Ishmael Palin.
- Following the audit of the Imperial Slave Association, the Imperial Senate Audit Committee has recommended the introduction of further regulations governing the treatment and transportation of Imperial slaves.
- A concealed data chit was discovered among the personal belongings of Vice President Nigel Smeaton.
- Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval Calls Impromptu Press Conference after the day’s Senate deliberations finished.
- Officials at Ocrinox's Orbiter announced their intention to build a state-of-the-art resettlement facility for refugees of the Pegasi Pirate War.
- Kumo Crew commanders swept across a number of systems controlled by Arissa Lavigny-Duval in the last seven days.
- Imperial Internal Security Service Issues another public appeal for exploration data.
- The Imperial Herald published details of alleged links between the secretive group backing Princess Aisling Duval and some of the funding sources for the Emperor’s Dawn insurgency.
- Hundreds of independent pilots help resettle Pegasi Sector refugees at Ocrinox's Orbiter in the Munshin system.
- Princess Aisling issued a statement denying knowledge of the connection with the Emperor’s Dawn insurgency.
- The Federal research program established to study the ‘anomalous extraterrestrial objects’ was terminated.
- Senator Denton Patreus issued angry demand for a full senate investigation into the reported links between Emperor’s Dawn and Princess Aisling Duval’s office.
- Chancellor Anders Blaine declared that a Senate investigation into the claimed connection between Princess Aisling Duval’s office and the insurgent group Emperor’s Dawn was to be undertaken immediately.
- Utopia added its support to the Mushin government’s call for help as the Pegasi Pirate War continues to displace millions of citizens.
- Princess Aisling Duval issued a statement praising the efforts of relief workers in the Munshin system.
- Eccentric billionaire Alfred Jeffress announced his intention to initiate a galaxy-wide treasure hunt and to give a share of his vast fortune to the winner.
- Reports pour in from the Amitrite system of pirate attacks on refugees fleeing the Pegasi Pirate War.
- Scientists based at Newholm Station in the Sothis system made a startling announcement – the discovery of an entirely new metalloid called Sothis Crystalline Gold.
- Senator Patreus offers support to Senator Lavigny-Duval for the succession to the Imperial Throne.
- Professor Ishmael Palin was invited to join the Canonn Interstellar Research Group.
- The cockpit bobbleheads returned after intense lobbying by pilot groups and toy manufacturers to lift a ban.
- Shadow President Felicia Winters called for an open and thorough investigation into the allegations made in recent articles posted by the Federal Times.
- Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval gained more powerful support from Senator Patreus for the succession.
- Officials from the Defence Force of Amitrite praised the many pilots who helped clear the system of pirates.
- President Hudson Confirms Investigation is underway in the allegations raised by the Federal Times.
- Emperor's Dawn Appeal for progenitor cells and narcotics had a mixed response.
October 3301 Edit
- Professor Ishmael Palin was flattered, but declined to join the Canonn Interstellar Research Group.
- It was revealed that one of Princess Aisling Duval's key advisors, Patron Damon Clarke, was connected to Emperor's Dawn. She reportedly cooperated with both the Senate and IISS investigations into the allegations.
- Preparation to mark the upcoming anniversary of the so-called 'Bacon Protests' are underway.
- Pioneer explorer CMDR Kommodore returned from deep space, having reached Sagittarius A* in his Eagle-class starship – the first known attempt in such a vessel and he cataloged almost 3,900 star systems.
- Agents of the Imperial Guard and IISS arrested several members of Chancellor Anders Blaine's staff.
- Fuel Rats Complete 2,000th Rescue.
- Imperial Succession Vote in Senate. Chancellor Blaine was the strongest candidate, but the revelation of his indirect connection to Emperor's Dawn left Aisling and Arissa as the most convincing contenders.
- After a clear majority vote by the Senate, Arissa Lavigny-Duval was declared Emperor of the Empire. She's the first female leader of the Empire since Marlin Duval founded the original colony on Achenar in the 23rd century.
- Remembering the Victims of the Cerberus Plague. As of today, the disease is officially considered extinct.
- Federal Times Reporter Lends Weight to 'Master Chef' story which claimed that secret genetic experiments were being conducted in the Noti system.
- The starport of Bacon City played host to the inaugural Bacon Protests anniversary celebrations, which commemorated the repeal of the meat ban that affected citizens of the Carnoeck system in 3288.
- The requested exploration data by IISS resulted in astrological data, which was subjected to rigorous analysis by the IISS and produced a list of star systems that the IISS believed contain Emperor's Dawn bases.
- Increased Security on Capitol due to Emperor's Dawn threatening to sabotage the Imperial coronation ceremony, and the Emperor's assassination still casting a pall over the city.
- An increasing number of political commentators ask the question: where does Emperor's Dawn get its money?
- Prime Minister Mahon Holds Influence over 1,000 Systems. The office of Edmund Mahon has announced the signing of the Prime Minister's one thousandth trade agreement.
- Emperor's Dawn was Connected to Universal Cartographics Security Breach.
- Gutamaya Shipyards' latest vessel, the Imperial Eagle, is available for purchase.
- Senator Denton Patreus dispatched military fleets to three of the systems occupied by the Emperor's Dawn.
- Li Yong-Rui, the CEO of the Sirius Corp., announced ambitious plans to revitalize his company's new holdings.
- In preparation for the coronation, the future Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval invited galactic citizens to bring her gifts in exchange for certain incentives.
- Carnoeck System Clean up Nearly Over. Hundreds of combat pilots participated.
- Appeal for rare commodity Aganippe Rush comes to an end.
- Reports from the Warkushanui system indicate that a number of starports in the region are experiencing technical issues.
- Arissa Lavigny-Duval Crowned Emperor. It looked like the entire population had come to witness the procession of Arissa Lavigny-Duval through the city to the Imperial Palace.
- More than 220,000 pilots signed a petition calling for an inquiry into the lack of anti-collision lights on starships and emergency lighting on system-authority ships.
- Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval denounced Emperor's Dawn as enemies of the Empire, and praised Senator Denton Patreus's handling of the fight against them.
- As the technical problems in Warkushanui intensify, some commentators drew attention to the fact that the number of anomalous extraterrestrial objects (or AEOs) discovered in the system recently increased.
- For the past few months, a development group founded by the Explorer's Association has been working on plans to build a starport in the Pleiades Nebula.
- Sirius Corporation takes aim at pirates in the Robigo system. The Sirius Corporation has a history of taking a zero-tolerance approach to those who threaten its holdings.
- The starport of Gaiman Dock in 49 Arietis has been hit with a plethora of issues, including power outages and system failures.
- The Empire dealt critical blows to the Emperor's Dawn forces in the Namarii, Tabaldak and LTT 874 systems.
- Millions of credits' worth of insurance claims were issued as the Commanders of the XYZ Fight Club kicked off the 'Cobra Crunch'.
- To commemorate 'Star Wars', the classic audiovisual entertainment series of the 20th and 21st century, the Buckyball Racing Club, sponsored by Leesti Azure Milk, presents the first part of a new galactic race, the Kessel Run.
- Federation scientist Ishmael Palin initiates Independent Research Programme.
- The Empire confirmed that the campaign had been a resounding success, resulting in the total destruction of all three Emperor's Dawn bases in the Namarii, Tabaldak and LTT 874 systems.
- Work began on a new Ocellus starport in the Kaushpoos system.
- Following news of technical issues in the Warkushanui system, officials at Gurragchaa Gateway announced that all station services, bar refuelling and rearming, have been suspended.
- Investigations into the Empire conflicts with criminal groups uncovered disturbing connections, as many confiscated weapons and munitions bear serial numbers of garrison supplies stockpiled in the Guathiti system.
- Pirates begun congregating in the Kaushpoos system, preying on the traders and contractors travelling to and from the construction site.
- Eccentric billionaire and reclusive philanthropist Alfred Jeffress announced second treasure hunt.
- CIRG Researcher Addresses Artefact Developments. The UA's Morse-transmission behaviour is evolving and are spreading at an alarming rate over a huge volume of space.
- The starport of Weyn Dock in the 64 Arietis system bacome the latest to be affected by mysterious technical issues, following a rash of inexplicable breakdowns and malfunctions at starports in the Warkushanui system.
November 3301 Edit
- News of similar technical problems at Bond Hub in the Varati system are beginning to emerge.
- Security personnel at Christian Dock in the Nganji System successfully apprehended a group of armed interlopers.
- The Explorers' Association released a statement confirming that the pirates in the Kaushpoos system are eliminated. Hundreds of pilots responded to the organisation's appeal.
- Imperial investigators confirmed ties between Archon Delaine's Kumo Crew and the mercenary group the Cayutorme Syndicate.
- The treasure hunt organised by the billionaire and philanthropist Alfred Jeffress came to an end, Commander Woodhouse claimed victory.
- London Relay in the Epsilon Indi system will host a summit conference focusing on terrorism and galactic security. Representatives from the Empire, the Federation and the Alliance will attend the three-day event.
- Sirius Corp launched an initiative to boost the economy of HIP 8396. At the heart is a request for osmium.
- The deadline for the inspection and disbandment of the mercenary Cayutorme Syndicate fleet has passed, and Imperial Naval vessels entered the Cayutorme system.
- Mavia Kain, High Inquisitor of the Imperial Inquisition, formally announced the Galactic Games for Charity.
- With the official coronation period over, Gutamaya Shipyards announced restrictions on its ships are reinstated
- Imperial forces have begun their offensive against the Cayutorme Syndicate and its illegal fleet.
- After several days of fighting between Imperial forces and the mercenaries of the Cayutorme Syndicate, order has been restored to the Cayutorme system.
- Authorities in the Epsilon Indi system have reported a dramatic increase in smuggling over the past week.
- The Explorers' Association announced a new Ocellus starport in the Pleiades Nebula enters final phase.
- The Money Matters news feed reported that the market value of the unknown artefacts dramatically increased.
- Sirius Corporation Program to deliver osmium to the people of HIP 8396 ends with positive appeal by miners.
- The Explorers' Association announced the third stage of its Ocellus starport project is complete in Kaushpoos.
- Request from the Drug Empire of Xelabara for onionhead drew hundreds of pirates to the system.
- Additional starports have experienced a raft of mysterious technical issues and malfunctions in Hinz Hub in the Ngobe system, Tsunenaga Dock in the Iapodes system, and Li Qing Jao in Sol.
- The Drug Empire of Xelabara has announced that its appeal for onionhead has been successful.
- Authorities in the 64 Arietis system confirmed that station services at Weyn Dock have been suspended due to ongoing technical issues at the starport.
- Revolutionary Noti Values Party announced that the Master Chefs are real and would be available for purchase. Human rights activists condemned the allegedly inhuman practices employed in training the Master Chefs.
- A joint initiative from the Pilots Federation and the Fuel Rats resulted in a new colour scheme for search-and-rescue vessels.
December 3301 Edit
- Dr Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group calls for halt to artefact sales.
- Gutamaya Shipyards Announces the Imperial Fighter.
- The Explorer's Association is delighted by the positive appeal for exploration data by the galactic community.
- The station Gabriel Enterprise in the Harma system is the latest to be affected by mystifying technical problems
- Federation triumphs over Emperor's Dawn. Admiral Kirby confirmed the initiative to route them as a success.
- Massive fake gem scam discovered originating from the region of the Prism system.
- The Hel Purple Energy Industry in the Hel system issued an appeal to commemorate the winter solstice.
- Billionaire Alfred Jeffress announced a third treasure hunt, the winner receives a share of his personal fortune.
- Professor Ishmael Palin requested help to establish a research base on Maia B1BA to study unknown artefacts.
- Technical issues currently plaguing the galaxy spread to Gabriel Enterprise in Harma.
- Li Yong-Rui, CEO of Sirius Corp, announced that they will launch an official search for the Antares ship.
- Professor Palin announced the request for evacuation shelters was well received by the galactic community.
- CMDR MAX RED and Sync Mercy completed Jeffress' treasure hunt within seconds of each other, both won.
- Hel Purple Energy Industry's public appeal for crystalline spheres to commemorate winter solstice festival ends. Hundreds of independent pilots deliver the requested commodities to Snow Moon in the Bento system.
- Independent Cherets Labour issued an open contract for fireworks to mark the start of 3302.
- Clauss Incorporated's appeal for Special Gifts has been warmly received by the galactic community.
- Sirius Corporation begins analysing wreckage of thousands of tonnes of space-borne debris that they received.
January 3302 Edit
- Alien structures have been confirmed on at least two planets in the Pleiades Nebula. Commander Octo (Cmdr Octo86) made the initial discovery on Merope 5c
- Reports of curious wrecks of unknown vessels
February 3302 Edit
- In recognition of Senator Denton Patreus's victories over Emperor's Dawn, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval promoted him to Admiral of the Fleet, giving him command of the Imperial Navy
May 3302 Edit
- Starports damaged by Unknown Artefacts have been repaired with Meta-Alloys
- Jaques Station, the only space station equipped for continuous star travel, attempted an extreme long-range jump to Beagle Point from Gliese 1269
- Ever since Jaques Station arrived in Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 in June 3302, thousands of galactic citizens have migrated to the system which has been renamed Colonia in search of a new way of life.
September 3302 Edit
- The first permanent settlement in the system, Colonia Hub on the surface of Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 2 A (now known as Colonia 2 A), was inaugurated
- Kahina Loren implicated in Patreus assassination attempt
October 3302 Edit
- The ruins of the Guardians were discovered by by CMDR XDeath in the Synuefe XR-H D11-102 system
- Kahina Loren had been found guilty of the attempted assassination of Admiral Denton Patreus. She's sentenced to life imprisonment at Koontz Asylum in the Daibo system.
- By 21 October 3302, the London Treaty, established in 3278 came to be perceived by some commentators as a major barrier to economic development. Later that year, the treaty was abolished altogether when Fleet Admiral Denton Patreus declared that the Empire would build as many capital ships as it deemed necessary to defend itself.
January 3303 Edit
- First Encounter with an Alien Ship, Suspected Thargoid. [Aries Dark Region XU-0 B63] Cmdr DP Sayre was the first known commander to encounter active alien vessels, 5th of January 3303.
- Federation And Imperial Capital Ships are seen in deep space where known Alien Encounters Occurred [Pleiades Sector And Aries Dark Region Sectors]
- Additional Federation And Imperial Capital ship sightings. A Federation Capital Ship has been Spotted in Merope 2C.
- Imperial Factions react to discovery. Imperial Pilots ordered not open fire on the alien vessels under any circumstances.
- Superpowers Respond to Strange Sightings. Following several sightings of mysterious spacecraft, the leaders of the galaxy's three superpowers have released official statements.
- Ishmael Palin said "there is a clear visual connection between these mysterious vessels, the shipwrecks found in HIP 17862 and the Pleiades, the Unknown Artefacts and the Unknown Probes." "we are sharing the galaxy with an intelligent non-human species. We therefore have an obligation to discover as much about this species"
- An additional Capital ship is spotted, a Federal Farragut above merope 1A and another orbits the star.
- Sirius Corp. to Address Unknown-Artefact Issue by funding research to make starports and other outposts more resistant to Unknown Artefact-related interference through the application of specific microresources.
- Leaked communications suggest clandestine negotiations may be taking place between the Federation and Empire.
- Ram Tah Discovers new Ancient Alien Sites of the Guardians.
- An unidentified individual has been found dead at a Wreaken Construction site in the COL 70 sector.
- Outspoken conspiracy theorist Ricardo Bentonio said Thargoids exert direct influence over human society.
February 3303 Edit
- Children of Raxxla report says a covert mission occurred in the Formidine Rift, Conflux, Hawkin's Gap in 3270s.
- Leaders of the galaxy's three superpowers released further statements about mysterious spacecraft reports.
- Independent engineer Ram Tah said "I am delighted that our research has led explorers to further ancient sites, and I am hopeful that these ruins will yield fresh information about the Guardians."
- A curious record surfaced, detailing an apparently clandestine expedition to find relics from the lost civilisation known as the Guardians.
- Since the Synuefe ruins were discovered in October and engineer Ram Tah started researching the ruins, hundreds more joined the search, motivated by a thirst for knowledge or by the promise of reward.
- Audit records from MetaDrive Inc., acquired by the Sirius Corporation last year, have been leaked into public data silos by persons unknown.
- A carefully orchestrated heist, involving the theft of a large quantity of meta-alloys, has taken place at Darnielle's Progress in the Maia system.
- Automated stellar probes in the HIP 16497 system picked up an unusual heat signature. Local explorers launched an investigation, to discover that an asteroid had inexplicably disappeared from the system.
March 3303 Edit
- Recent Reports indicate that a garbled distress call from somewhere in the Col 70 Sector has been received.
- Three of the five individuals responsible for the recent theft of meta-alloys from Darnielle's Progress have been positively identified, following analysis of starport security footage.
- Empire expanded into the Pleiades star cluster and established a number of outposts in the HR 1185 system.
April 3303 Edit
- In Imperial Space many imperial pilots are defying the standing kill-on-sight order on Commander Salome.
- Admiral Aden Tanner was appointed as Chief of Federal Security and said "we can confirm these craft are active primarily within the Pleiades Nebula and the space in and around the Maia and Merope systems."
- A weak signal from the Col 70 Sector has been detected by listening posts in both Federal and Imperial space.
- HIP 22460 Is under an Unknown Permit Restriction.
- Federation sets up two permanent outposts in Merope, First Being Lodestar Laborator on B1, The second being Thunderhead Garrison On 2C. Both have Capitals nearby. The FNS: Liberator is at 2 C while the FNS: Iris Is near 1 B and lastly The FNS: Hawk can be found in orbit of merope's star.
- News at Obsidian Orbital suggest that the Ant Hill Mob have officially expanded into Merope.
- Four new commodities have been found at Philips Terminal in the CD-17 190 System.
- Technology Samples, Resign, Link, Biological Matter. These are related to UAs/UPs and flagged as salvage.
- The Unknown Link's Description States: "An item Located at large wreckage sites”, It's appearance and composition indicate a common origin with the Unknown Artifacts and Probes found in the Merope System"
- Philips Terminal is the only known station to buy or sell Unknown Links and likely other Unknown Commodities
- Merope Population significantly increased to 850K. An Additional Planetary Outpost was established (Alcazar's Hope).
- The FNS: Boxer is near Alcazar's, approx 32Km from the outpost. Below the FNS Boxer are two barnacles, they are not guarded by turrets but Air Patrols are active.
- A group of EM-transmission technology enthusiasts in the Tionisla system claims to have found a message in the exploration
- The Children of Raxxla claim to have found a Derelict MegaShip within the SYREADIAE JX-F C0 system, in the formidine rift (the Zurara Megaship).
- The Empire and Federation announced plans to expand their presence in Maia by constructing new outposts.
- The Alliance is about to expand its presence in the California Nebula by establishing a scientific outpost and an extraction facility in California Sector JH-V c2-12.
- The first of possibly many Generation ships was discovered near the system of Alaunus.
- The Zurara generation ship's logs painted a haunting picture, indicating that the ship’s crew sabotaged the vessel before killing themselves. The Zurara had been adrift in the system ever since.
- Imperials succeed in collecting materials to build a new Outpost in the Maia system.
- Another generation ship was found, this is the third one so far and it's named "Hyperion"
- Authorities in the Merope system reported a conflict between the Pleiades Resource Enterprise, a Federal organisation, and the Merope Expeditionary Fleet, an Imperial organisation.
May 3303 Edit
- Imperial despatches have confirmed that Commander Salomé, also known as Kahina Tijani Loren, was killed in the Arumclaw system on the 29th of April by a bounty hunter known as ‘Besieger’.
- The imperial outpost Moni's Hub has been constructed in orbit of Maia 3 A 3.
- Canonn got their own Scientific Research vessel designated as Gnosis in the system of Varati 6 A. Commanders delivered a grand total of 35.000.450 tonnes of Indium, Computer Components and tea.
- Reports surfaced of mysterious attacks in the Maia system, where eyewitnesses claim to have found the remains of a number of Federal vessels.
- Former Federal president Jasmina Halsey held a public demonstration in the Alioth system yesterday in protest of the ongoing conflict between the Empire and the Federation.
- The Commander Artemis387 was hyperdicted in the HIP 15304 System which is a light year from the bubble.
- Both the Empire and the Federation have accelerated their expansion plans in the Maia and Merope systems, deploying dozens of ships and establishing a number of outposts.
- News feeds in the Varati system have provided extensive coverage of the maiden voyage of the Gnosis, a scientific-research vessel commissioned by the Canonn Interstellar Research Group.
- An additional Barnacle was found in the Canyon 33.0Km from Alcazar's Hope on Merope 2 A.
June 3303 Edit
- The PRE And MEF have both completed and started work on constructing additional outposts in the Pleiades.
- The so-called Unknown Ships have begun interacting with the barnacles in the Pleiades Sector.
- Professor Palin asks the galactic community to gather Unknown Ship and Unknown Wake Data to prove his latest hypothesis.
- As the Empire and Federation continue to consolidate their presence in the Pleiades star cluster, both superpowers have announced new expansion initiatives centered in the region.
- Media streams have been abuzz with news that the so-called Unknown Ships are in fact Thargoid vessels, as many speculated.
- The leaders of the galaxy's major powers responded to news that the mysterious ships seen in the Maia system and Pleiades Nebula are Thargoid vessels.
- New Thargoid/Barnacle encounter discovered in [Pleiades Sector IX-S B4-4 B 1| -40.06 25.81] by Cmdr Harry Kruth.
- Doctor Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group has issued a statement from the Gnosis concerning the recent discovery that the so-called Unknown Ships are in fact of Thargoid origin.
- Federation and Empire Pleiades expansion community goal is complete.
- As the galaxy reels from the revelation that the Thargoids have returned to human space, a number of independent pilots discovered huge Thargoid structures in the Pleiades Sector OS-U c2-7, Col 285 Sector CV-Y d57, Aries Dark Region DB-X d1-63, HIP 19026, and HIP 14909 systems.
- Thargoid vessel Seen interacting with pilots at the 5th Alien Site (HIP 14909 | -26 / -27).
- An attacked Federal Corvette was found 11Ls from the Arrival point in the HIP 14909 System.
- Canonn found another Alien Site in MEL 22 SECTOR ZU-P C5-1 4B [-63.5 / 8.02] and hundreds more followed.
- Following disturbing reports of attacks on Federal ships in the Pleiades Nebula, the partisan rancour that often characterises Federal Congress has faded into the background as both Republican and Liberal members of congress rally around President Zachary Hudson.
July 3303 Edit
- Listening Post signals leads Commanders to the Relay Station PSJ-17 in the Pleiades Sector, An apparent Black site controlled and run by a currently unknown organization (believed to be The Club).
- Professor Ishmael Palin, leading authority on xeno-biological research, commented on the discovery of functional technology at the Thargoid structures.
- Last month, the Empire and the Federation launched initiatives to bolster their presences in the Pleiades star cluster. Following the successful conclusion of both campaigns, they're working on construction projects.
- A Human Starport was found in Pleiades Sector Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 where it orbits a landable planet with an Alien Site.
- Reports from the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 indicate that the Oracle (Ocellus starport) relocated to the system to study the region’s Thargoid structure.
- Communication Hub Zeta 12 Discovered at Electra 4.
- Abroin Universal Plc announced plans to establish a research outpost in the Pleiades Nebula – one of the centers of Thargoid activity. The appeal for construction materials was well received by the galactic community.
August 3303 Edit
- Professor Alba Tesreau of the Achenar Research Council announced that a confederacy of scientists from the Empire, Federation and Alliance united with a joint superpower initiative to establish a new organisation: Aegis. The organisation’s remit is to gather further intelligence on the Thargoids and coordinate all future research.
- The Alliance launched a research initiative designed to enhance human understanding of the Thargoids. The primary aim is to build a range of state-of-the-art instruments expressly designed to analyse Thargoid material.
- A number of media outlets reported that the Sirius Corporation entered the Merope system, establishing two new outposts.
- A number of independent factions, including the Federal Republican Command, have censured the Alliance for its apparently contradictory stance.
- The Alliance announced that its research initiative was enthusiastically received by the galactic community.
- Reports have surfaced that Admiral Aden Tanner, Chief of Federal Security and so-called ‘alien tsar’, is now liaising with Aegis, the inter-superpower initiative established to investigate the Thargoids.
September 3303 Edit
- Following news that scientists from the Alliance, Empire and Federation united to form a new research initiative, speculation is mounting that the cold war between the Empire and the Federation could be nearing an end.
- Voices of Dissent reports that the Federal–Imperial cold war could soon end have resulted in jubilation in many parts of the galaxy.
- In October last year, the Federation was criticised for positioning a Farragut-class Battlecruiser above Maia A 3 a, not far from the research base of Professor Ishmael Palin. It came days after Professor Palin announced a breakthrough in his research into meta-alloys. Now Federal ships withdrew the cordon of Maia A 3 a.
- A distress call near Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55: Federal Fleet of 1 Cap ship, 6 Corvettes found destroyed.
- Over the past few months, several reports have surfaced of Federal convoys coming under fire in the Maia system. While circumstantial evidence strongly suggested Thargoid involvement, the Federation declined to comment, saying only that the matter was “under investigation”.
- Lieutenant Jarah Kael of the Federal Navy addressed rumours that the Thargoids may have attacked in self defence. “There has been speculation that the Thargoid attack was an act of self preservation. Nothing could be further from the truth.” "Data recovered from IR-W D1-55, including the black box from the Farragut-class Battlecruiser, proves beyond a doubt that the attack was initiated by the Thargoids."
- A spokesperson for Aegis, the joint-superpower initiative established to coordinate research into the Thargoids, has confirmed that the organisation is to widen its remit. “Aegis has received sanctions from the leaders of all three superpowers to focus not only research, but also on defence."
- Following news that the Thargoids attacked a Federal convoy in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system, Aegis recruited two of the galaxy’s foremost independent engineers to immediately begin developing new defensive and offensive technologies.
- Imperial fleet found destroyed in HR 1185. There's no official comment or acknowledgement on GalNet.
- Pilots had dozens of hostile Thargoid encounters within the Pleiades Sector.
- Several more disabled Federal and Imperial Patrols found.
- A Pilot in a Diamondback Explorer 5k ly from Sol was pulled out of Supercruise by something while exploring and received a "Hazardous Substance Detected" message.
- Banner Class Bulk Cargo Ship In Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 was attacked by Thargoids. This marks the first Thargoid attack on civilians in 3303.
- First Aegis Initiative CGs concluded. The equipment will be distributed throughout the galaxy.
- SDC gets the first recorded Thargoid kill.
- Last week, Aegis started developing weapons and technologies to address the rising Thargoid threat. While some were dismayed to see Aegis shift to a military focus, the general consensus is that it was necessary.
- As Aegis’ first campaign to address the Thargoid threat concludes, reports have reached the core systems of further Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades. A number of Imperial and civilian ships were targeted, with the strikes taking place in HIP 17962, HR 1185, IH-V C2-5 and the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55.
- Many independent pilots have equipped their ships to test the anti-Thargoid weaponry. Aegis assembled a team of specialists to analyse the results of these encounters and determine the new weapons’ efficacy.
October 3303 Edit
- First Thargoid Attack In the Core Systems (Bubble) Confirmed.
- Aquarius Class Tanker (Alfa lima Foxtrot-895) Found attacked and left Disabled by Thargoids in HIP 17962 A4.
- Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis’ chief military liaison, has released a statement confirming that the Thargoids have begun adapting to the weapons and tactics developed to combat them.
- Aegis announced that its appeal for Thargoid-related materials has reached a successful conclusion.
- Thargoid activity has escalated dramatically, with attacks from Thargoid Interceptor-class ships becoming increasingly common in the Pleiades Nebula.
- Federation has withdrawn its ships from the region. The development follows ongoing speculation regarding the Federal-Imperial cold war.
- First of presumably many INRA planetary outposts discovered.
- In the wake of reports that the Federation has withdrawn from the Pleiades Nebula, authorities in the region have confirmed that the Empire has followed suit. The Imperial Ships already withdrew from the Pleiades a week before the federation did.
- Abandoned INRA outpost discovered. The outpost was controlled by the Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm.
- Aegis announced that the third phase of its campaign received enthusiastic support of the galactic community.
- Reports from the Pleiades indicate that the Thargoids are already operating more tactically, suggesting that their earlier lack of insight was due to unfamiliarity with our ships and weapons.
- Some of the galaxy’s leading Thargoid experts discussed the discovery of a new alien ship in the HIP 17125 system. “There are clear similarities between this ship and the Interceptor, both of which appear to be made from a quasi-organic material."
- Further abandoned Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm outposts were discovered in systems in the core. Records from the sites shed light on the INRA’s activities, and indicate that the mycoid fungus, instrumental in countering the Thargoid incursions of the 3100s, was an unplanned by-product of the organisation’s research.
- Two known systems have been recently colonized/occupied by Aegis within the Pleiades. these currently include Electra and HIP 16753.
- The fourth phase of Aegis’ campaign to counter the Thargoid threat has come to an end.
- Contractors in the core systems reported that Aegis is poised to establish a number of outposts in the region.
- Halsey comments on end of Cold War. "Were it not for the emergence of a greater potential threat, the Empire and Federation might still be installed in the Pleiades, squabbling over barnacles. And while the impact of the conflict could have been far greater, it was still far from a bloodless war.”
- There are 3 Additional Aegis-Controlled Starports within the Pleiades. Celaeno, Artemis Lodge (Coriolis) | Atlas, Cyllene Orbital (Orbis) and HR 1183, Arc's Faith (Occelus).
- Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis’s chief military liaison, addressed reports of capital ships being destroyed by the Thargoids. “The fact that capital-class ships are more vulnerable to Thargoid attack means they are an ineffective way of protecting outposts, planets and shipping lanes. Consequently, for the present, the deployment of capital ships is not considered an effective defence strategy.”
- A Second "Barnacle Forest" was found by CMDR Hazzu.
November 3303 Edit
- Cooper Research Associates have launched a rescue operation to recover personal effects, data and people from Thargoid attack sites in the Pleiades Nebula.
- With Thargoid attacks becoming a regular occurrence in the Pleiades Nebula, Aegis has leveraged its considerable reserves to fund a military operation in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55. The initiative, dubbed ‘Operation Andronicus’, has been expressly conceived to counter Thargoid aggression in the region.
- New Aegis Systems: Pleiades Sector DL-Y D65, Agricola' Ascent.
- Additional Attacked Megaship(s): Beckett Class Science Vessel [Zulu India Golf-097] (IR-W D1-55) & Naphtha Class Tanker [India Papa Delta-038].
- Additional INRA Base found, Linked to Hyperdrive Research. | Conn A 3 A [73.38, 102.37]
- The new Taipan is equipped with two AX multi-cannons, replacing the default utility mount and small hardpoints. These cannons are punchier than standard and make the ship effective against Thargoid vessels.
- An intriguing message in the Celaeno system was recovered from a listening post, apparently contains an emergency broadcast from the Aida, a Hogan–class cargo vessel that was attacked by Thargoids.
- Recent reports indicate that a new kind of Thargoid vessel, the Basilisk, was encountered in the Electra system. The previously unseen ships were encountered by independent pilots investigating the wreckage of the Aida.
- Aegis announced a second military strike on a Thargoid-occupied system, following the success of Operation Andronicus.
- Additional INRA Base found, HIP 12099 1A | -72.62 / -67.52. And 12 Trianguli 1 a | [-51.57 / 130.66] (look for the large hill in the crater | -51.5745 / 130.6770)
- Commander Jameson's Cobra Class Vessel Found By Canonn in HIP 12099 1 B -54.3 / -50.3.
- Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes. The operation aimed to reduce the number of Thargoids in the system.
December 3303 Edit
- Aegis has announced plans to dramatically expand its research division with the creation of over twenty new laboratories, situated at starports across the galaxy.
- Despite the repeated assurances of the galactic authorities, which have endeavoured to downplay the scale of the Thargoid threat, it is clear that many of those in the core systems feel less than secure. This is evidenced by the huge numbers of citizens fleeing to Colonia, eager to escape the Thargoids.
- Reports from the Taygeta system indicate that Aegis’s new research programme is already bearing fruit. “We’re currently focusing on the Thargoid Probes and Sensors, and we’ve already learned a great deal about the way the Thargoids transmit and store information.”
- Galactic Leaders Condemn INRA. Following the discovery of further INRA outposts, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval and Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon issued statements denouncing the now-defunct INRA.
- Recent reports indicate that several starports in the Pleiades have been attacked by Thargoids. The attacks have resulted in significant damage and hundreds – possibly thousands – of deaths.
- Galactic authorities have confirmed that the affected starports are Titan's Daughter in the Taygeta system, Liman Legacy in HIP 16753 and the Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55.
- New Thargoid Interceptor variant encountered: Medusa.
- The Colonia Council announced that its appeal for construction materials reached a successful conclusion.
- The Alliance commissioned Lakon Spaceways to produce a new ship in response to the recent Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades. The vessel, named the Type-10 Defender, represents a comprehensive revision of the Type–9 Heavy.
- Following the Pleiades attacks, authorities in the Taygeta system said: “Our priorities remain getting civilians to safety and securing the commodities we need to stabilise the starport. Independent pilots are encouraged to deliver foods, water, basic medicines and natural fabrics to Titan’s Daughter and other affected stations.”
- Lakon Spaceways announced that its new ship, the Type-10 Defender, is now available to the public.
- Three further starports were attacked by Thargoids. The affected stations are Hudson Observatory in HIP 17694, Cavalieri in Electra and Bao Landing in HIP 17497. The attacks resulted in significant damage and hundreds of casualties.
- Hudson Observatory In HIP 17694, Cavalieri in Electra and Bao Landing in HIP 17497 are undergoing repairs.
- Huge numbers of citizens flee to Colonia. Although the Thargoid attacks have so far been confined to the Pleiades Nebula, many fear that the aliens’ next target will be the core systems.
- Thargoids continue attacking stations in the Pleiades Nebula, adding Copernicus Observatory in Asterope, Cyllene Orbital in Atlas, Artemis Lodge in Celaeno, Obsidian Orbital in Maia, Reed's Rest in Merope, Kipling Orbital in Pleiades Sector KC-V c2-11, Malthus Terminal in Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-41, Borrego's Vision in Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-7, and Kamov Survey in HIP 17892 to the list of targets.
- The Alliance's campaign to restore order to their outposts in the California Nebula concludes, but officials suspect that the wave of criminals had been driven into the area by a more powerful group.
- Sirius Inc announces plans to construct a Flight Operations Carrier Megaship, the Dionysus in the 42 n Persei system, which occupies a strategic position on the route to Maia. The campaign was successful, but Sirius Inc opted to move the Dionysus's final location to HIP 17044.
- With a year having passed since the first contemporary encounter with the Thargoids and the aliens only becoming more aggressive, political commentator Daxton Sung asserted that the three superpowers lacked a way to respond to the threat beyond continuing to fund Aegis.
- The Federation and Empire announce a joint initiative to liberate the HIP 17692 system from the Thargoids. While the Merope Expeditionary Fleet handles the military side of the operation, the Pleiades Resource Enterprise focuses on rescuing attack victims.
- Aegis releases a new anti-Thargoid technology, the decontamination limpet, which is designed to purge ships of the caustic residue deposited by Thargoid Interceptor enzyme missiles.
- The Simbad Regime announces plans to construct a new asteroid base among the rings of Nu Tauri 5.
- Princess Aisling Duval announces plans to fund a peacekeeping operation in the Guuguyni system. The operation's primary purpose is to neutralise an illegal slave-trading ring in the region.
- After the Thargoid attack on Kipling Orbital, one starport personnel member notes that the Thargoids seem to be sweeping the Pleiades Nebula region and slowly making their way to the Core Systems.
- Angeli Imperial Enterprises announces an initiative to construct an orbital family restaurant in the Wangal system. The eatery, which will be named DaMorg's Bar and BBQ, will allow spacers to enjoy the finest food and drinks that Wangal has to offer.
- An attempt to sabotage the Dove Enigma, a Wells-class Carrier based in the Colonia system, with Thargoid Sensors has been thwarted by the galactic community. Massive quantities of meta-alloys were hauled to Dove Enigma to counter the Sensors' damage, and staff at the megaship announced they have a large enough surplus to guard against any future sabotage attempts.
- Thargoids continue attacking stations near the Pleiades Nebula, adding Armstrong Orbital in Bhal, Asami Orbital in Pleiades Sector JC-V d2-62, Beaufoy Vision in Nauni, Bennington's Rest in 42 n Persei, Cleaver Prospect in Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-57, Exodus Point in Hyades Sector AB-W b2-2, Gaiman Dock in 49 Arietis, and Weyn Dock in 64 Arietis to the list of targets.
- The Alliance announces plans to build a new Orbis starport in Synuefai EB-R c7-5. The station is intended to help link the Core Systems with the Alliance's outposts in the California Nebula.
- With the number of starports attacked by the Thargoids climbing to 17, Federal President Zachary Hudson and Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval issue fresh appeals for aid, imploring independent pilots to support relief and reconstruction efforts.
- The Utopia movement announces that the Sim-Archive is to undergo a period of comprehensive maintenance, and issues an appeal for various goods to be used in the maintenance to be delivered to Chargaff Orbital in Airman Di.
- Ram Tah, the galaxy's foremost expert on the Guardians, reveals that his research funding will soon end. In an effort to make the most of his remaining finances, the engineer appeals to independent pilots to deliver Guardian artefacts to his base in the Meene system.
- As questions mounted about humanity's apparent lack of an effective military response against the Thargoids, Imperial Senator Gianna Tachibana pushed for a coordinated, comprehensive military strategy. Meanwhile, sales of Thargoid-themed novelty merchandise have skyrocketed in recent weeks despite public criticism of such items as insensitive.
- The Federation launches an initiative to develop autonomous military hardware with which to fight the Thargoids. Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters shed further light on the initiative, which has been christened the Bulwark Project: "As the Thargoids' aggression escalates, it's essential that we find ways to minimise casualties while continuing to protect ourselves. Aegis is doing commendable work, but it needn't be our only line of defence."
- Fleet Admiral Patreus coordinates a second Federal-Imperial joint operation against the Thargoids, this time centered on the Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7 and Arietis Sector XE-Z b4 systems.
- Aegis confirms that the Thargoids have been specifically targeting Aegis laboratories, likely to prevent Aegis from analyzing Thargoid technology, and defensive measures at all stations with an Aegis presence would be increased. Professor Alba Tesreau speculates that Aegis will have to build new labs in secret locations in order to continue its research.
- Ram Tah requests help in locating new potential Guardian ruin sites in three systems: Col 173 Sector QU-O d6-25, HD 63154, and Synuefe EU-Q c21-10.
- The Alliance and Lakon Spaceways announce the release of the new Alliance Chieftain.
- The Federal-Imperial anti-Thargoid operation in Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7 and Arietis Sector XE-Z b4 concludes and is hailed as a success.
- In response to ongoing Thargoid hostility, the Arek Crimson Vision Corporation announces a campaign to boost the Colonia region's military strength by providing weapons. Meanwhile, the Colonia Council also launches a campaign to construct a new security installation. Both campaigns are successful.
- Reports from independent pilots confirm the presence of Thargoud Scout Marauders in the Pleiades and on the fringes of the Core Systems.
- Ram Tah announces that ongoing investigations of Guardian sites have yielded significant new discoveries in the form of groundbreaking technological information. Having produced blueprints for new weaponry and power plants based on Guardian designs, Ram Tah begins liaising with Technology Brokers to manufacture and distribute the devices.
- Federal President Zachary Hudson, Imperial Admiral Denton Patreus, Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon, Simguru Pranav Antal, and Professor Alba Tesreau react optimistically to Ram Tah's Guardian discoveries.
- The Coalition of Othime announces plans to construct a new asteroid base in the Othime system. The asteroid base, Lone Rock, would expand Othime's refinery capacity and provide accommodation in the system for large ships for the first time. The campaign is a success.
- Aegis constructs six orbital surveillance installations around the Pleiades as part of the Eagle Eye initiative. This new initiative's purpose is to monitor Thargoid surface sites and collect data on Thargoid behavior outside of combat zones.
- To further his research into the Guardians, Ram Tah releases a decryption algorithm to independent pilots that can be obtained from any station in the Meene system other than Felice Dock, and offers rewards to anyone who can obtain a complete series of the new Guardian logs.
- Aegis Core launches an anti-Thargoid operation in the Socho system, specifically requesting that pilots obtain certain materials from Thargoid Interceptors and Scouts for research purposes. The operation is a success.
- Aegis reports that Eagle Eye has confirmed fluctuations in Thargoid transmissions originating from Thargoid Surface Sites. With the aid of the Pilots Federation, Aegis has determined that the transmissions point to specific locations in human space and might be used to identify future Thargoid attack targets.
- Officials in the Huveang De system report that Thargoids have disappeared from the system. While the reasons for the Thargoids' arrival in the system and their abrupt departure remain unknown, it is speculated that an influx of human combat pilots may have headed off a major attack there.
- Glazkov Terminal in Irandan is attacked by Thargoids, the first attack against a station since February 22. Both Irandan and HIP 21559 had been identified as potential targets by Eagle Eye, but fewer pilots had come to Irandan's defense over the preceding week.
- Sirius Corp announces that it will significantly expand its presence in the prospering Sothis and Ceos system with the construction of new starports, settlements, and Megaships.
- EG Union, working on behalf of Yuri Grom of the EG Pilots, announces an initiative to construct a new shipyard in the CPC 20 6743 system. The shipyard will provide new Farragut Battle Cruisers to bolster humanity's defenses against the Thargoids. The campaign is a success.
- Aegis publishes a groundbreaking report compiled with information provided by Ram Tah that explains the Thargoids general behavior and goals in the ongoing conflict.
- War erupts in the Ross 310 system as the Ross 310 Cartel attempts to overthrow the ruling Ross 310 Natural Services faction. Both factions appeal for assistance from independent pilots. Ross 310 Natural Services is eventually victorious.
- One week after the Glazkov Terminal attack, Aegis reports that Eagle Eye has detected no new signals from Thargoid Surface Sites. Admiral Tanner expresses optimism that this indicates a temporary reprieve from Thargoid attacks.
- Aegis launches two military Megaships, Acropolis and Vanguard, to coordinate anti-Thargoid operations at key locations. The Megaships will periodically relocate to systems where they can be strategically effective.
- Aisling Duval accuses Aegis of being too slow to respond to the Thargoid conflict and calls for faster progress in developing countermeasures. Federal and Alliance media outlets defend Aegis and deride Aisling's criticism as a ploy for attention, citing numerous examples of Aegis breakthroughs and projects.
- The Privateers Alliance announces plans to build a military installation in the HIP 33368 system. The installation is intended to "reinforce the gates" by defending the Core Systems from Thargoid forces in the Pleiades.
- The Atlas Corporation launches a campaign to build a Megaship in the Lambda Arae system. The vessel, which will be named the ACS Overwatch, will fulfill a multi-faceted role in the ongoing fight against the Thargoids.
- Professor Cora Shaw, director of the Palin Institute, publishes a paper speculating on the origin of the Thargoids.
- Technology Brokers release three new Guardian-derived modules developed by Ram Tah: the Guardian Frame Shift Drive Booster, the Guardian Hybrid Power Distributor, and the Guardian Shard Cannon.
- The Empire announces an initiative to bolster the superpower's military strength. The initiative centres on a new training programme designed to create the next generation of starship pilots, and will be overseen by the Rind Gold Electronics Org in the Rind system.
- Imperial Senator Pal Vespasian, Alliance Defence Force Commodore Riri McAllister, and media figure Jast Fernández voice some support for Aisling Duval's criticism of Aegis, noting that Aegis's successes are relatively minor and have not been sufficient to allay the public's fears of Thargoid conquest.
- Astronomers based in the Sol system believe they may have detected a signal from New Horizons, a space probe launched in 2006 with a mission to study various objects in the Kuiper belt. Data indicates it is approximately 1,726,716 light seconds from the sun and 1,526,050 light seconds from 90377 Sedna.
- An independent report written by Dr. Jin Rameer notes that piracy and criminal activity has declined since the return of the Thargoids. While Dr. Rameer suggests that many criminals have turned their attention to combating the Thargoids, security forces in the Pegasi Sector dispute her claims and point to an uptick in raids carried out by the Kumo Crew in recent months.
- Angeli Imperial Enterprises launches the Rekohu Project, an initiative to construct a Bowman Class Science Vessel to research Earth-like worlds in the Plaa Ain Sector.
- Independent journalist Chukwuma Grant publishes an article on peace activist and former Federal President Jasmina Halsey, who has become a key advisor to Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon.
- Imperial Senator Nestor Cartesius was found murdered in his home on Capitol. A note left at the scene read "For Jameson," implying that Cartesius' murder was a form of revenge for the death of CMDR John Jameson; Cartesius was known to be a direct descendant of a senior INRA member.
- Simguru Pranav Antal urges galactic citizens to join Utopia and help preserve the Sim-Archive against the possibility of a Thargoid victory and humanity's extermination.
- The Vadimo Patrons of Law announce plans to host an elaborate soirée in the Vadimo system to help the people cope with the ongoing Thargoid threat.
- The Utopia commune sponsors an initiative to construct a military in its home system of Antal to defend the Sim-Archive from a potential Thargoid attack.
- Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters, Admiral Aden Tanner, and Sirius Corp CEO Li Yong-Rui publicly dispute Utopia Simguru Pranav Antal's recent suggestion that humanity could lose the war against the Thargoids.
- The murderer of Imperial Senator Nestor Cartesius is killed in a gunfight with IISS investigators. Examination of her communications equipment reveals that she had been hired by the League of Reparation, a secret organisation dedicated to avenging the victims of INRA's crimes. Lead investigator Captain Niamh Seutonia announces that she is coordinating with her counterparts in the Federation and Alliance to track down and dismantle the League to prevent further killings of INRA descendants.
- Admiral Aden Tanner issues a statement on behalf of Aegis insisting that the Thargoid conflict is contained and independent pilots armed with Aegis technology are successfully halting Thargoid attacks.
- The Empire announces plans to build a new Riker Class Prison Ship in Veroklist. The vessel will house criminals who accepted Imperial slavery in lieu of a jail sentence, but who have proved to be too dangerous or unstable for such corrective punishment.
- The League of Reparation claims responsibility for the death of Fleet Admiral Tulimaq Buchanan of the Alliance's Council of Admirals, whose ship was attacked and destroyed while en route to Lave. Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride of the tri-superpower taskforce investigating the League confirms that Buchanan was a descendant of a senior INRA commander.
- Scientists at Foster Terminal, Coeus in the Colonia Region request donations of microresources to research ways for Colonia to support larger populations.
- United Carnoeck for Equality launches a search-and-rescue initiative based out of the Carnoeck system after a pirate group attacks a convoy that was moving through the Core Systems.
- Independent reporter Gethin Okonkwo publishes an article on the proliferation of radical "doomsayer" cults, such as the quasi-religious Church of the Eternal Void and the euthanasia proponents Generation Omega, in response to the Thargoid incursion.
- The League of Reparation claims three victims in Federation space. Wealthy entrepreneur Ezra Lux-Kumar was found dead in his home on Biggs Colony, Altair, while the Pilots Federation confirmed that two Commanders were killed in Rhea and Delta Pavonis.
- The Federation, Empire, and Alliance announce a simultaneous, galaxy-wide suspension of revenue tax from May 24 to May 30. The tax freeze is expected to benefit traders, and is also being supported by Engineers who plan to offer their modifications for lower grades of materials.
- Commodore Riri McAllister of the Alliance Defence Force is promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed to the Council of Admirals to fill the vacancy left by Fleet Admiral Buchanan.
- The Autocracy of T'iensei places a kill order on all ships on its wanted list to counter rising numbers of criminals and agitators in the system.
- Los Chupacabras announce plans for a musical event called the Jailhouse Rock and Blues Music Festival in the LFT 926 system, and place an open order for beer, tobacco, coffee, and narcotics to supply the event.
- Entertainment journalist Solomon Helios discusses Princess Aisling Duval's potential romantic suitors. Among them are Imperial Senator Caspian Leopold, a wealthy and influential politician, Jarl Toredo, leader of the anti-slavery organisation Universal Liberty, and Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, who has been stationed on Aisling's home planet Emerald.
- Aegis pleads for assistance after the Socho Gold Raiders criminal faction overwhelms security forces in the Socho system and ousts Aegis Core from power. The Socho Gold Raiders were allegedly attracted to Socho by rumors that Aegis was building a superweapon.
- Aegis and Admiral Aden Tanner hail the success of Eagle Eye at predicting Thargoid targets and helping prevent attacks across the Pleiades Nebula and Core Systems.
- Aegis Research and Aegis Core launch simultaneous public initiatives to restore damaged stations in the Pleiades Nebula and the Core Systems, respectively. Open orders are placed for various construction materials that will then be distributed to the affected stations.
- The League of Reparation attacks five independent ships, resulting in the loss of all crewmembers. Three ships were attacked in Alliance-controlled systems, one in a Federation system, and one in an Imperial system. Meanwhile, Captain Niamh Seutonia reports that investigators have learned that the League's agents receive their orders over encrypted comms channels from a source codenamed "Nexus".
- Aisling Duval hosts Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester and his staff at a diplomatic function. Senator Caspian Leopold arrives on Emerald the following day for an unofficial visit.
- Luca Hem, a descendant of INRA Programme Coordinator Amaro Hem, is found dead in an antique Cobra MkIII that crashed into the Aeternitas A Belt. Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez notes that Hem's murder was staged by the League of Reparation to recreate the circumstances of CMDR John Jameson's death.
- The Lave Radio Network announces plans to broadcast its annual conference in Diso on the 24th and 25th and requests various commodities from the galactic community. In response, the Lave Jet Family launches a competing campaign to undermine Lave Radio Network by constructing a signal jammer.
- A skilled thief, known only by his or her signature of a graphic resembling a winking cat, steals a digital, reactive painting titled Youscape by the artist Barclay Uxor from the Garden City Gallery on Turner's World in Alioth.
- Princess Aisling Duval's anti-slavery campaign, Stop Slavery Stupid, merges with Jarl Toredo's independent charity Universal Liberty to form a new organisation called Unchain.
- Independent journalist Flint "Firemaker" Lafosse theorizes that the League of Reparation has been operating longer than previously suspected. While Senator Nestor Cartesius has been thought to be the League's first victim, Lafosse uncovered multiple unsolved homicides in Federation space, four of whom had ancestors in INRA. These other murders occurred between one and five years before Cartesius's assassination. In response, the united taskforce investigating the League issues a statement cautioning against making baseless conjectures.
- Imperial Senator Caspian Leopold launches an initiative to construct a rehabilitation center in the Niflhel system for victims of the ongoing Thargoid conflict.
- Engineer Lori Jameson, a descendant of CMDR John Jameson, publicly condemns the actions of the League of Reparation. Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez confirms that Lori Jameson is cooperating with the united taskforce's investigation.
- Following Gethin Okonkwo's report on the emergence of doomsayer cults in the wake of the Thargoid conflict, Dr. Alfred Ulyanov publishes an article on an unnamed fringe religion that worships the Thargoids as "dark angels" sent to prepare humanity for the apocalyptic arrival of a divine being from another universe called the "Far God". The cult members believe that their faith will allow them and only them to survive the Far God's manifestation.
- This is a fictional timeline and as such some listed events do not correspond to actual historical events such as if, when, and where they occurred in actual history.
- In Frontier: First Encounters, there were multiple endings depending on player action. One involved the player stealing a vaccine for the mycoid virus from INRA and delivering it to the Thargoids, resulting in them rewarding you with a Thargoid ship, and meetings taking place between them and humanity's scientists. There was another ending where the player is instead given a more potent version of the mycoid virus by INRA and delivers this to the Thargoids instead of a vaccine, meaning no Thargoid ship was gifted to humanity and no exchanges of scientific data occurred. The announcement was that this is the actual history of events for Elite Dangerous. Executive Producer Michael Brooks clarified, "This is correct, there was no official agreement, or cooperation between humanity and the Thargoids in the Elite: Dangerous history. There has been some unofficial contact though." The event in the novel Out of the Darkness by T. James is one of the unofficial points of contact that have occurred. 
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Tourist Spot Beacon 0165, Sol system
- ↑ Galactic News: Generation Ships
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Founding of the Federation - GalNet
- ↑ Data taken from Tourist Spot 0167, Tau Ceti system
- ↑ Tau Ceti In-Game Description
- ↑ Galactic News: The Martian Relic
- ↑ Tourist Beacon 0175
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Interstellar Press: Eotienses Celebrates Planetfall
- ↑ 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 9.36 9.37 9.38 9.39 9.40 9.41 9.42 9.43 9.44 9.45 9.46 9.47 9.48 9.49 9.50 9.51 Elite Encounters RPG
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Galnet News: The Birth of an Empire
- ↑ 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 Tourist Spot Beacon 0159, Achenar system
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 A Clash of Titans
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0202, Sirius system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0115
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0236
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0242
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0238
- ↑ 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 Tourist Spot Beacon 0201, Sol system
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Tourist Beacon 0181
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Tourist Beacon 0183
- ↑ Tourist Beacon 0119 Caker Coup
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0185, Ackwada system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0125, Ackwada system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0186, Sol system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0187, Zelada system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0188, Zelada system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0189, Ackwada system
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 Tourist Spot Beacon 0190, Phekda system
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 Tourist Spot Beacon 0135, Alioth system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0138, Liaedin system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0139, Zeaex system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0140, Laedla system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0142, Zeaex system
- ↑ In-game description for Eta Cassiopeiae
- ↑ 35.0 35.1 Tourist Spot Beacon 0142, Quince system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0193, Sol system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0194, Cemiess system
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 Tourist Spot Beacon 0145, Cemiess system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0146, Exioce system
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 Tourist Spot Beacon 0148, Tau Ceti system
- ↑ Tourist Spot Beacon 0245
- ↑ 42.0 42.1 Tourist Spot Beacon 0150, Facece system
- ↑ Galactic News: The Thargoids
- ↑ 44.0 44.1 44.2 Frontier Forums: GCS Sarasvati - early Thargoid lookout megaship
- ↑ 45.00 45.01 45.02 45.03 45.04 45.05 45.06 45.07 45.08 45.09 45.10 In-game Powerplay profiles
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 Tourist Spot Beacon 0120, Alioth system
- ↑ 47.0 47.1 47.2 Galactic News: The Origin of the Alliance
- ↑ Out of the Darkness
- ↑ Elite Dangerous: Premonition
- ↑ Galactic News: Economic Turmoil Ahead?
- ↑ 51.0 51.1 51.2 Elite Dangerous Timeline/Contemporary
- ↑ 52.0 52.1 52.2 Galnet Archive
- ↑ 53.0 53.1 53.2 Official GalNet News
- ↑ Galactic News: Patreus Rails against London Treaty
- ↑ Chronological summary 3303
- ↑ https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/263488-Mr-Brookes-please-confirm-this-lore-change?p=4081362&viewfull=1#post4081362
- ↑ https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/263488-Mr-Brookes-please-confirm-this-lore-change?p=4088444&viewfull=1#post4088444