2012: First World Environmental Congress- 1st world nations try to ignore, and riots result.
2015: World Insurance Crisis
2016: Second World Environmental congress- A chastened 1st world attends
Alpha Centauri Probe sent
2020: Third World Environmental Congress- US and other powers elect to give World Court some teeth for enforcement of eco-crimes, such as sea strip mining.
2021: Siberia becomes semi-autonimous
2024: Fourth World Environmental congress- US, UE, and other 1st world powers propose the Impact Responsibility Treaty, with the fateful 'liability clause'.
2025: Great Western Arts Crisis first named
2027: Last major nation signs Impact Responsibility Treaty
2028: Fifth W.E.C.- the Eco-Suit is first proposed
2032: 6th W.E.C.
2033: Eco-Suit is filed
2036: 7th W.E.C.
Alpha Centauri Probe returns
2040: 8th W.E.C.- Central Australian Aboriginal Autonomous Zone est.
2044: 9th W.E.C. The Eco-Suit is settled. 1st world nations named in the suit are commanded to set up an enormous trust fund for the mending of countless old long term environmental messes. The UN administered Environmental Damage Control Task Force will later become Eco-Corps.
2050: the Oldest Established,
Permanent Floating, Philharmonic Orchestra is first formed, in
answer to the deepening Western Arts Crisis.
Founding of 'Pan-African Reorganization' movement
2052: 11th W.E. C.
First experimental 'warp cannon' fired successfully.
2056: 12th W.E.C.
2061: Ukraine secedes from Russia
2062: Georgia secedes from Russia
2064: 14th W.E.C.
"Loretta", the first 'virtual creature': a program that thinks it is, and acts, in a virtual environment like, a real goose.
2068: R. Gates launches 'Terafree Extractors' - first off earth private industrial venture. Builds industrial platform in asteroid belt, first tenants are entertainment studios.
2070: First African reorganizations are instituted.
2076: American terrorists detonate nuke in Texas.
2085: East Asian Economic Region est.
2093: First water born pandemic hits 1st world. UN & UNEDCTF given more powers to combat such disasters.
2097: Terrorists detonate nuke in Russia.
2100: The beginning of the 'black century' also called "the century the chickens came home to roost". This century saw a particularly large number of environmental, and seemingly unrelated natural disasters. It was also witness to a number of well intended Grand and Noble Experiments, each of which ended in calamity. The (initially widely opposed) launch and return, near the end of the century, of the Argos, is credited with bringing the bad luck to an end. The UNEDCTF is credited with all but saving humanity.
2111: Huge earthquake on the San Andreas fault closes San Francisco Bay.
2113: The Phoenix poisoning- New high tech water recycling system installed in Phoenix, AZ. contains lethal design flaw. Hundreds are killed.
2119: Huge nuclear accident in China.
2121: HERMES: the first Engineered Self Aware Machine Intelligence (ESMI) is built to help design the Argos, a future manned extra solar ship.
2122: Great Sowetto fire.
2123: Johannesburg Spaceport construction begun.
2130: Johannesburg Spaceport
2132: Caspian Sea catches fire, burns for 15 months.
2146: Completion of the Golden Gate Canal causes huge fish kill in sea around bay opening.
2150: Manhattan 'killer flu' outbreak
Johannesburg Spaceflight Academy est.
2178: the ARGOS, a solar sailor with a crew of three, and its own ESMI, set off for the first journey to another solar system.
2185: UNEDCTF becomes a semi-voluntary service corps: Eco-Corps.
2190: Ed- Corps, and Health-Corps join Eco-Corps, and all become less voluntary.
2198: the ARGOS returns successfully.
2199: ATHENA, representing the next generation of ESMI, is built to help arrive at a faster than light drive.
2200: Gypsy Ring launched
2201: the Boyce Theorem which makes superlight speed travel possible is discovered, with the help of ATHENA.
2205: the Enterprise becomes the first space ship equipped with a faster than light, 'Edgerton Drive, and an ESMI.
2210: Earth scientists
become certain of the existence of other space faring aliens,
(Mere-koons). This spurs the transition of the UN into United
E-Corps Threat Assessment Commission formed.
First semi-autonimous colony established, on-
2212: Second Colony
2218: Effie Morganstern born.
2219: Eco-Corps gets Earth Defense mandate. Space Service formed.
2220: Silvia (?) Markeridze born
2221: Leopold Ivonovitch Greyhorse born
2222: Robertsonian doomsday scare
2225: Humans officially meet Mere-koons for the first time.
2230: 2 more colonies.
-Genocide of the Brothers of Aten, on the Gypsy Ring
2234: E. Morganstern convicted of cyber terrorism with the 'Free Info Front'
2235: E.Morganstern required to serve in Eco-Corps 'special service'
1 more colony(lost)
2236: Colonial Grant Program begun
2237: Gypsy Ring 'Mystery Boost'
S. Markeridze enters Health-Corps
2239: Leopold I. Greyhorse enters Ed-Corps (till '43)
E. Morganstern completes special service term.
2240: 5 new colonies established
2241: E. Morganstern hired as financial manager of Tblisi String Academy.
2243: Fionna Amelia MacPhearson born
L.I.Greyhorse enters Paris Conservatory
S. Markeridze enters Paris Conservatory
2245: Harry Wang born
6 new colonies est.
2247: L. Greyhorse graduates Paris Conservatory. Disappears from public life.
Siberian Aboriginal Autonomy Community suppressed by Russian Gov't. Tatiana Ivanoff killed.
S. Markeridze graduates Paris Conservatory
2248: Josalind Alexandra Gates born
2249: Rajiv Prasad Banarsidass born
S. Markeridze joins faculty of Tblisi String Academy
2250: 2 new colonies est.
2253: S. Markeridze becomes Dean of Tblisi Sting Academy
2256: Tibetans receive colony grant
2257: L. Greyhorse reappears at the Tchaikovsky competition, and wins.
Siege of Tblisi - Tibetan exodus *(Story)*
2258: Bernard Christopher Waters born.
'Duchess' Markeridze enters the OEPF Philharmonic.
2260: F.MacPhearson enters Eco-Corps
2 new colonies
E. Morganstern hired to manage the OEPF Philharmonic
2261: Harry Wang receives data-port implant, plus standard training for 2 years.
2264: H.Wang enters Eco-Corps (Space Service)
2265: J. Gates enters Eco-Corps
2266: 'Duchess' Markeridze becomes principal cellist of the OEPF Philharmonic.
2267: R. Banarsidass enters Ed-Corps
J.Gates admitted into Space Service
2268: 'Liveliest' colony uprising
2269: F. MacPhearson arrives at Gypsy Ring *BREAKAWAY*
L. Greyhorse becomes Maestro of OEPF Philharmonic
Lydia enters service with H. Wang
2270: (Rayn) Al Sabbah
is murdered on the Gypsy Ring
F. MacPhearson and Tinker depart Gypsy Ring
2271: R. Banarsidass enters Moscow Conservatory
F. MacPhearson and Tinker hired by United Spaceways
2274: R. Banarsidass flees conservatory, enters Johannesburg Spaceflight Academy.
Lydia takes her first independent contract
2275: R. Banarsidass enters the OEPF Philharmonic. *RESOLUTION*
2277: Tinker fired by United Spaceways.
F. MacPhearson and Tinker form 'MacP&T Charters', and buy the passenger ship, Quan Yin.
2279: MacP&T Charters sell the Quan Yin, purchase the Lydia
2283: The OEPF Philharmonic leases the Lydia
2285: R. Banarsidass becomes concertmaster of OEPF Philharmonic
2290: The OEPF Philharmonic
officially appointed primary First Contact ambassadors for Terrans
2291: First contact with the Harbingers. Vivus Mortus plague identified. Hercules Class scandal. Lydia drafted to rescue endangered colonies. Admiral MacPhearson commits suicide in jail. 'Ch'et meets (earth) d'Tirr, a Mere-koon mining engineer, colonist. Black Budget Fleet destroyed, defending against Vivus Mortus plague fleet. Maestro Greyhorse expelled.
2291: Earth severs all contact, including data and communications, with all outer colonies and alien worlds. Phil reassembles itself on the Gypsy Ring. Rajiv leads the Phil in saving Maestro & Clio, who announce new approaching Vivus Mortus plague fleet. Shadow appears on Gypsy Ring and hey, 'Ch'et and d'Tirr form a Trine. 'Ch'et goes to secure aid from Kriks, and has his diplomatic courier sabotaged. Shadow discovers common features of Mere-koon 'Trine-Spirit' and the Phil. Combined forces from earth, Mere-koons, Kriks and the Phil successfully defend against Vivus Mortus plague fleet. Rajiv discovers 'Gleaners' -unexpected sentient survivors from Harbinger's world.