From The Course Books
Following the end of the Mage Wars and the founding of the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance, a new calender was adopted. The calender evolved slowly over the first thousand years and as the Golden Age drew to a close, a system of 'Ages' was established, with an Age lasting approximately 1000 years.
All dates are given according to the A.Y. System.
The Golden Age is the first Age of the Alliance. The term was coined by Uther, who announced upon ending the Mage Wars that "A new golden age has begun!", though history would prove his statement somewhat inaccurate. The Golden Age is also the First Age as it was the first Age to follow the Mage Wars. Though not formalized until nearly 1000 years later, Uther's Golden Age would set the standard for the A.Y. System and the system of Ages.
Year 0 of the Age of Mages: Uther, the First Pendragon, leads the Slayer Dragons and an army of Paladins to end the Mage Wars and establish a new era in the World of Life in which those with magic shall not rule over those without. The Mage Wars end and the Golden Age begins.
Year 1 of the Golden Age: construction begins of the city of Arindell.
Year 10 of the Golden Age: Laytami Gudersnipe completes his assessment and cataloguing of land-holdings and resources captured during the Mage Wars, and officially establishes the Gudersnipe Foundation.
Year 16 of the Golden Age: Aden Searlin is born.
Year 27 of the Golden Age: the Ruling Council collapses under countless layers of bureaucracy and widespread corruption.
Year 32 of the Golden Age: the Ministry of Earth replaces the Ruling Council.
Year 35 of the Golden Age: Stormwind Keep is completed.
Year 36 of the Golden Age: the Ministry of Earth collapses under countless layers of bureaucracy and widespread corruption. Uther declares that the Slayer Dragons shall rule the world under the ideals of Truth, Liberty, and Justice.
Year 40 of the Golden Age: Jayce Spearlock is born.
Year 58 of the Golden Age: the power vacuum created by the death of Uther brings the government near collapse. Aden Searlin, second Pendragon of Slayer Dragons, does not command nearly the same respect and admiration as Uther. With but days to save the old alliance, Aden presents the Earth Sphere Unified Nations plan. Imperfect, and a stop-gap at best, this proposal succeeds in maintaining the peace until a more permanent council can be established.
Year 72 of the Golden Age: Astrid Stador is born.
Year 81 of the Golden Age: Aden Searlin dies.
Year 110 of the Golden Age: Emily Pode is born.
Year 111 of the Golden Age: Jayce Spearlock dies.
Year 137 of the Golden Age: The remote village of Mehi is abandoned.
Year 138 of the Golden Age: Astrid Stador dies.
Year 154 of the Golden Age: Johan Teague is born.
Year 210 of the Golden Age: Emily Pode dies.
Year 216 of the Golden Age: Landon Aldis is born.
Year 231 of the Golden Age: the Sauro-Taru are rendered extinct.
Year 263 of the Golden Age: Colby Holman is born.
Year 298 of the Golden Age: the Earth Sphere Unified Nations agreement ceases to exist as a functional entity and begins a long and painful collapse. The process begins when the Gudersnipe Foundation, once a formal signatory, officially withdraws from the agreement.
Year 298 of the Golden Age: The so-called Golden Age of the Slayer Dragons begins.
Year 300 of the Golden Age: Landon Aldis dies.
Year 325 of the Golden Age: Colby Holman is killed in a vicious gang brawl.
Year 435 of the Golden Age: Genghis Sater is born.
Year 500 of the Golden Age: Kenneth Winter is born.
Year 529 of the Golden Age: Genghis Sater dies.
Year 599 of the Golden Age: famed explorer Finious Aberton visits the ruins of Centered, jewel of the Marcon Alliance, and returns with acute radiation syndrome, indicating that the site is still poisoned.
Year 898 of the Golden Age: The Golden Age of the Slayer Dragons ends.
Year 899 of the Golden Age: The Earth Sphere Unified Nations ceases to exist. An era known as the ninety-nine-years war. This intermediary period saw very little actual fighting, but massive military buildups and posturing. For a long time, it seemed a new beginning to the Mage Wars was all but inevitable.
Year 934 of the Golden Age: Scott Sagen is born.
Year 958 of the Golden Age: Scott Sagen is anointed a Slayer Dragon.
Year 991 of the Golden Age: Scott Sagen is made Pendragon.
Year 998 of the Golden Age: the Golden Age of the Slayer Dragons ends.
Year 998 of the Golden Age: under the leadership of Pendragon Scott Sagen, the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance is finally established. With a complex system of checks and balances, the Alliance finally stands a chance of lasting peace. The Golden Age comes to an end. The Second Age begins.
The Second Age
The First Age passed into the Second Age with the reformation of the Alliance and the establishment of a new order.
Year 1 of the Second Age: the Sparrowhawk-class fighter is officially removed from production but remains in niche rôles in active service. The last Sparrowhawk will not be decomissioned until A.Y. 2152.
Year 71 of the Second Age: On a distant world once part of the Marcon Alliance, the tomb of Lelerough, Destroyer of Worlds is found completely intact. Her body is eventually returned home to The Dragonlands, and buried with great honor.
Year 103 of the Second Age: Lelerough's body is re-interred with great honor.
Year 121 of the Second Age: The first official MEAN series of vehicles is pressed into active service: the M.E.A.N. 1.
Year 148 of the Second Age: The Library of Arindell is established.
Year 150 of the Second Age: Anthony Trac is born.
Year 152 of the Second Age: the last Sparrowhawk fighter is decommissioned.
Year 185 of the Second Age: Nate Messer leads the famous Messer Expedition to attempt to reach Lake Bentika by sea. His team penetrate nearly a thousand miles up the Nara River before being stopped by cataracts.
Year 211 of the Second Age: Sydnee Stanton is born.
Year 217 of the Second Age: a clandestine 'Society of Assassins' emerges throughout the Multi-Verse, selling death at a reasonable price. The Society is suspected to have ties to the long-extinct Order of Wizard Breakers.
Year 229 of the Second Age: the Assassin's Guild leads a sting operation that proves the existence of the Society of Assassins once and for all. The sting, known as the Venta Event involved agents of the Guild; the Office of Special Operations; the Nonlinear Security Agency; and several major Alliance agencies, including the First File and the Slayer Dragons.
Year 242 of the Second Age: Anthony Trac dies.
Year 270 of the Second Age: Robert Desaradie is born.
Year 302 of the Second Age: Sydnee Stanton dies.
Year 345 of the Second Age: the Library of Arindell is established.
Year 347 of the Second Age: Robert Desaradie dies.
Year 544-547 of the Second Age: Lous Brenom butchers over 2 billion of his own citizens as part of an "ethnic cleansing". The Gudersnipe Foundation dispatches one of the largest fleets ever assembled to stop it. This marks the first time in history when a mothership is made an official part of a deployment.
Year 729 of the Second Age: Kuu-Allaa is re-discovered.
Year 929 of the Second Age: the Library of Arindell is hidden by Pendragon Lafiet.
Year 940 of the Second Age: the Library of Arindell is established by Pendragon Lafiet in the last year of his life.
Year 999 of the Second Age: the Second Age ends and the Third Age begins.
The Third Age
As the Second Age was the first complete Age to use the now standard A.Y. System, there was far less confusion when the Third Age Began, and for the first time people all over the Alliance could celebrate the passing of one Age into another together.
Year 15 of the Third Age: the WorldCraft Terraforming Firm begins construction on its new fleet of ships. The new ships will take a thousand years to complete.
Year 346 of the Third Age: the ruins of a Rinoin city are uncovered, proving for the first time that the Rinoin civilization existed in fact, and shedding new light on one of history's great pecularities.
Year 350 of the Third Age: Lal Soratami is born.
Year 392 of the Third Age: a GS surveillance satellite captures 0.3 seconds of sensor data on a mysterious vessel known only as the Adam Cadman II. Sightings of the vessel have been made all over the known worlds, but this is the first encounter with advanced sensor technology.
Year 411 of the Third Age: Soratami, a Slayer Dragon anointed during the Necromancy Wars, becomes Pendragon and outlaws Necromancy. The Green Temple falls.
Year 425 of the Third Age: the last free Necromancy Temple is destroyed. A Necromancer Temple is established in Arindell as the last bastion of Necromancy in the World of Life.
Year 437 of the Third Age: Lal Soratami dies.
Year 442 of the Third Age: after 50 years of study, sensor data from the Adam Cadman II encounter leads to a technological explosion, culminating in a 10-fold increase in the speed of FTL drives.
Year 581 of the Third Age: the human city of Kladeth begins as a small colonial settlment.
Year 777 of the Third Age: the Library of Arindell is established.
Year 812 of the Third Age: Kumono Sorenio is born.
Year 870 of the Third Age: Kumono becomes Pendragon.
Year 884 of the Third Age: Pendragon Kumono, along with a representative from the High Mountain Flight, travels to the troubled human city of Kladeth and negotiates a treaty with the Warsong Flight. Kladeth is renamed 'Warsong'.
Year 900 of the Third Age: Kumono dies.
Year 900-990 of the Third Age: Over a ninety-year timespan, the Slayer Dragons give more of their political power to the elected officialls of the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance, to relieve the Slayer Dragons of their political burden and free them for more important work. Unfortunately, in giving up their political power, they lose much of the millitary authority that made them able to complete their objectives.
Year 999 of the Third Age: The Third Age ends and the Fourth Age begins.
The Fourth Age
Much like the Second into the Third, no real significant events happen at the change from Third to Fourth; it is merely another passing of the calendrical cycle.
Year 15 of the Fourth Age: right on schedule, the WorldCraft Terraforming Firm completes construction of its new generation of terraforming ships.
Year 74 of the Fourth Age: Herbet Patric Galactis authors a series of books on the history of the Golden Age and the Mage Wars; this becomes known as the Accepted Histories and is the primary authority on that era.
Year 464 of the Fourth Age: Sheila Galet is born.
Year 478 of the Fourth Age: the Gargoyle-class midrange bomber is completed after 50 years of development.
Year 508 of the Fourth Age: the Kamian Federation dissolves and officially withdraws from sight, begining a long period of strict isolationism from the known worlds.
Year 509 of the Fourth Age: the Gargoyle-class fighter is shelved pending further need in the Foundation's strategic arsenal.
Year 537 of the Fourth Age: Sheila Galet dies.
Year 562 of the Fourth Age: the Library of Arindell is established.
C. Year 575 of the Fourth Age: the Altronis Corpocracy are destroyed; Altronis rejoins the Alliance.
Year 807 of the Fourth Age: Furkea Meraki is founded.
Year 829 of the Fourth Age: Furkea Meraki declares bankruptcy, leaving behind a legacy of massive safety violations.
Year 999 of the Fourth Age: the Fourth Age ends and the Fifth Age Begins. The Library of Arindell is established.
The Fifth Age
The Fifth Age was a relatively tranquil age. With the Kamians in isolation, the major powers stood down to focus on public works and strengthening their infrastructures.
Year 208 of the Fifth Age: G.S.S. Galaxy Chacer becomes the fastest ship ever built.
Year 209 of the Fifth Age: The Sublight Speed Record is re-named the Production Sublight Speed Record, and slightly re-defined.
Year 307 of the Fifth Age: The Jackson Campaign proves that if you have enough money, you can pay the other side to throw the war.
Year 513 of the Fifth Age: Slayer Dragon Raul Kem becomes the last of the order to be interred in the Valley of Sleeping Dragons, with all future Slayer Dragons having their bodies burned in ash pits.
Year 723 of the Fifth Age: the Vulture-class escort fighter goes into production.
Year 751 of the Fifth Age: historian Skolla Shawni releases his treatise entitled the Diary of Skolla Shawni that describes his encounter with what he believed to be a powerful, reincarnated sorcerer from the Marcon Alliance.
Year 880 of the Fifth Age: Enus Litgo is born.
Year 937 of the Fifth Age: Enus the Abhorrent dies of a bungee-jumping accident off an over-pass on the outskirts of Arindell.
Year 971 of the Fifth Age: the Horseman-class long-range bomber goes into service.
Year 979 of the Fifth Age: the Hawk-class fighter officially enters production, replacing the Vulture-class as the Gudersnipe Foundation's official escort fighter. Unlike the Vulture, the Hawk is a mutli-rôle fighter and not a dedicated escort.
Year 999 of the Fifth Age: marks the first Age during which the Library of Arindell is not established. The Fifth Age ends and the Sixth Age begins. The Library of Arindell is established.
The Sixth Age
This would be the Age in which the Course Books actually take place.
Year 20 of the Sixth Age: the Horseman-class long range bomber is phased out of active service.
Year 67 of the Sixth Age: Lydia Lionheart dies.
KAMIAN SUCCESSION WARS BEGIN
Year 97 of the Sixth Age: after nearly 1.5 millennia in darkness, the Kamians begin a ruthless campaign to conquer the known Multi-Verse, and the Battle of Lerma spills the first blood of the Kamian Succession Wars.
Year 103 of the Sixth Age: Foundation losses are mounting, and a serious shortage of capitol-class battleships begins to hamper the war effort. The Blind Consel declares an out-right emergency in what is dubbed 'The Battleship Crisis".
Year 107 of the Sixth Age: in the midst of the Battleship Crisis, the Foundation begins Operation Jackroot and constructs cargo freightors that decieve Kamian sensors.
Year 108 of the Sixth Age: The Alliance and Foundation jointly begin the ALA Program as a way to construct new bases quickly. The Alliance refers to the program as Project Mike, and the Foundation used the code-name "Project Pop-Top".
Year 115 of the Sixth Age: the Heart Military Academy is founded near the edge of explored space, as far from the front lines as possible, to provide better low-echelon officers for the Crimson Blade. The academy includes a military primary school that accepts students as young as eight Standard years.
Year 310 of the Sixth Age: The first combat-ready Kangaroo-squadron sees combat at the Battle of Redlake Ridge, the Kangaroo proves to be an effective close-air-support weapon throughout the rest of the war.
Year 503 of the Sixth Age: The Vandelem Bomb Mark II is tested, expands exponentially, and kills fifty-three billion people including Sir Arthur Vandelem and his entire civilization in few minutes. The radiation pulse expands in all directions, forcing anyone in its path to relocate.
Year 555 of the Sixth Age: Markhot System is destroyed in a Kamian attack.
Year 601 of the Sixth Age: the Red Storm corporation is founded to design and manufacture servos and power sub-systems for military-grade mecha.
Year 722 of the Sixth Age: the Gudersnipe Sixth Fleet is destroyed at the Battle of Danielle.
Year 745 of the Sixth Age: the Red Storm corporation declares bankruptcy.
Year 769 of the Sixth Age: Operation Rook Takes Pawn.
Year 778 of the Sixth Age: Ian Riley is born.
Year 799 of the Sixth Age: Ian Riley is anointed a Slayer Dragon.
Year 800 of the Sixth Age: The Battle of the Don't Pass Line is the first engagement to successfully stop a Kamian invasion since Operation King Drift.
Year 812 of the Sixth Age: With the development of the new type of mecha code-named Gunjin Goddess, the Gudersnipe Foundation and the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance begin a massive push to end the Kamian Succession Wars. Within a year, the hostilities cease.
Year 812 of the Sixth Age: Author of the Gust, for a point of reference.
Year 813 of the Sixth Age: the Kamian Succession Wars officially end on paper, and the Foundation begins a 20-year de-armament to shift the economy from total war to peacetime activities.
KAMIAN SUCCESSION WARS END
Year 819 of the Sixth Age: Hokori is born.
Year 822 of the Sixth Age: the Crimson Blade Corps of Engineers carries out an ambitious project known as the Million Hammer March, whereof the end result was a city capable of holding 8 million residents, completed in six months.
Year 832 of the Sixth Age: the de-armament plan of the Gudersnipe Foundation is completed successfully. Though things will never be the way they were again, the general economic state of the verse has been maintained.
Year 846 of the Sixth Age: the Icarus Project prototype, code-named "little hen", is tested.
Year 847 of the Sixth Age: the Icarus Project is officially pronounced complete and mothballed.
Year 854 of the Sixth Age: Hokori is anointed a Slayer Dragon.
Year 873 of the Sixth Age: Ian Riley dies.
Year 873 of the Sixth Age: Hokori takes up the Sword Excalibur and becomes Pendragon.
Year 882 of the Sixth Age: Hunter Jusenkyou is born.
Year 883 of the Sixth Age: Lina Rowen is born.
Year 884 of the Sixth Age: General Merritt is born.
Year 886 of the Sixth Age: Lily McConery is born.
Year 897 of the Sixth Age: 'AI Thumping' (hunting Ritats A.I. for sport) is officially outlawed, but unofficially permitted.
Year 899 of the Sixth Age: Hunter Jusenkyou becomes a student at Gudersnipe School.
Year 899 of the Sixth Age: An Ice Giant is discovered in the out solar system at Gallihop. This marks the first time a new large planet was discovered in a populated solar system. Records indicate that the Crimson Blade had actually detected the planet as much as 700 years earlier, but had failed to make note of it.
Year 900 of the Sixth Age: Lina Rowen travels to Stormwind Keep to become a Slayer Dragon.
Year 906 of the Sixth Age: Hunter and Lina venture into Rowen in search of a magical gem, and find instead the entrance to the 'Lost Nation'.
Year 907 of the Sixth Age: the necromancer Michael is anointed a Slayer Dragon, much to the chagrin of the general populace.
Year 910 of the Sixth Age: the Library of Arindell is established just for old times' sake.
Year 910 of the Sixth Age: the Sword Excalibur is snapped in half by Ryoga. The Sixth Age ends. The Age of the Dragon begins.
Though the Alliance Calender is still maintained, the Sixth Age ends a bit prematurely, causing historians no end of confusion further down the road. The Age of the Dragon comes next.
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