STAR FRONTIERS TIMELINE
The following section is a list of major events in the history of the Frontier.
10,500 Pf. (Pre-Frontier) Last remnants of the mysterious Tetrach Societies die out.
950 Pf. Heliopes left on Starmist by Clikks after a Clikk military exploration vessel is forced to jettison unnecessary cargo.
800 Pf. The evolution of the Mechanon race begins on Volturnus.
410 Pf. First Vrusk/Dralasite contact.
350 Pf. First Vrusk/Human contact
302 Pf. Fromeltar system discovered by Dralasites.
300 Pf. Vrusk, Dralasites, and Humans meet for the first time on the Frontier.
299 Pf. Theseus system discovered by Humans.
270 Pf. Yazirians enter the Frontier.
270-4 Pf. The Frontier is founded.
260 Pf. Gran Quivera discovered in the Prenglar system.
256-248 Pf. Triad and Rupert's Hole found in the Cassidine system.
230 Pf. Pan-Galactic Corporation started on Gran Quivera.
220 Pf. Dixon's Star system discovered by Humans.
210 Pf. Madderly's Star system discovered by Vrusk and Humans.
205 Pf. Madderly's Star system becomes a human system after the freeworld rebellion on Kdikit.
200 Pf. Pale and New Pale discovered in the Truane's Star system.
170 Pf. Dramune system discovered by Dralasites.
168 Pf. Athor system discovered by Yazirians.
161 Pf. K'tsa-Kar system discovered by Vrusk.
156 Pf. K'aken-Kar system disovered by Vrusk.
155 Pf. Gruna Garu system discovered by Yazirians.
152 Pf. Timeon system discovered by Humans.
150 Pf. The Pan-Galactic language accepted throughout the Frontier as a common trade tongue.
146 Pf. Kizk'-Kar system discovered by Vrusk.
145 Pf. Human colonists from White Light settle Kraatar in the Tristkar system.
129 Pf. Araks system discovered by Yazirians.
125-10 Pf. The Age of Adventure. The discovery and exploration of new planets slows down for the next century while the major races concentrate on mapping the hazards and boundries of the Frontier. Hundreds of exploration vessels and brave spacers are lost during this time. Meanwhile, the discovered planets begin to develop. Thousands of fortunes are made and lost during the Age of Adventure.
124-78 Pf. The Greater Morass is mapped.
94 Pf. Scree Fron system discovered by Yazirians.
77-57 Pf. The Xagyg Dust Nebulae is mapped from Zebulon to Fromeltar.
83 Pf. The Zebulon system is discovered by Seccitte Zebulon.
63 Pf. The "Battle of Volturnus". The first known large scale, planetary assault by the Sathar in the Frontier
60 Pf. White Light system discovered by Humans.
57 Pf. Anker (Zebulon system) is explored and settled. Professor Zebulon founds the University of Zebulon.
56-40 Pf. The White Light Nebulae are mapped.
39-33 Pf. The Yreva Nebula is mapped.
37 Pf. Pan-Galactic becomes the first mega-corp in the Frontier.
32-26 Pf. Thirty-two exploration vessels are lost trying to map the Lesser Morass. Only the area between Screen Fron and Zebulon is mapped.
25 Pf. Vrusk begin operations on Kraatar
25 Pf. A small pirate fleet under Hatzck Naar raids the Cassidine and Prenglar systems. The first Common Muster is called.
22 Pf. Hatzck Naar's pirate fleet is defeated off Timeon. Naar is ejected into space and slowly boils inside his spacesuit as he falls toward Timeon. The muster is dismissed.
21-10 Pf.. The Xagyg Dust Nebulae is mapped from Fromeltar to K'aken-Kar.
19-8 Pf. The area beyond the Greater Morass claims hundreds of exploration vessels. Though it is believed that most Frontier races came from beyond the Greater Moras, all information about their origins have been lost. Exploration of the area ceases and it is named the Vast Expanse.
10 Pf. Representatives of the four major races request that all explorations cease while delegates meet to form a unified defense and mutual interest organization.
5 Pf. Jack Legrange born on Kraatar
3-2 pf. The First Sathar War is fought.
3 pf. The Sathar first appear. They attack the Truane's Star system.
3 pf. Pale and New Pale fall. The Great Exodus to Dixon's Star Sytem takes place.
2 pf. The four races muster a spaceship fleet. The second Common Muster is called and put under the command of Admiral Morgaine, who immediately moves the fleet to the Cassidine system.
2 pf. The Battle of Triad. Morgaine's fleet performs a surprise attack on the invading Sathar fleet intent on ravaging Traid. The Sathar lose a third of their fleet.
2 pf. Dixon's Star system is attacked by Sathar fleet. Completely unprotected it is soon ravaged. Meanwhile Morgaine moves his fleet to the Prenglar system.
2 pf. The Sathar attack Gran Quivera in the Prenglar system. The Battle of the Two Fleets is fought. The Sathar fleet is routed and destroyed. Morgaine's fleet is seriously depleted and Morgaine dies in battle. With this mutual devastation the First Sathar War comes to an end.
1 Pf. Morgaine's World in the Prenglar system is named after the fallen Admiral.
1 Pf. The birth of Garlus Tylappar, Captain of the "Gullwind".
1 Pf. The "Grand Meeting" of leaders of the four races takes place on Morgaine's World.
1 Fy. (Federation Year) The United Planetary Federation, a mutual defense organization, is established. All worlds of the Frontier, expecting another Sathar invasion, immediately join. Under UPF authority, Spacefleet becomes a permanent defensive force.
2 Fy. The Streel Corporation is founded on Pale.
3 Fy. The Brotherhood of Spacers becomes the first cadre on the Frontier.
5 Fy. Star Law is established by the UPF.
5 Fy. The Capellan Free Merchants first apear on the Frontier bringing news of the Rim and their fight with the Sathar, and supplying desperately needed food to the survivors on Laco and Gran Quivera.
6 Fy. The First Dramune War is fought.
8 Fy. Cassidine Development Corporation is founded on Triad. The creation and growth of mega-corps proceeds at an ever-accelerating pace.
10 Fy. Sathar operations begin on Starmist..
11 Fy. The Lynchpin system is discovered by Vrusk. They turn the system over to the UPF for development as a military outpost to protect that sector of the Frontier. The Lynchpin system is a military secret until the middle of SWII.
12 Fy. Frontier ships enter Rim space for the first time.
14 F.y. The Sundown system is discovered.
17-27 Fy. The Blue Plague sweeps the Frontier. Scientists believe it was brought to the Sundown system by an alien vessel that crashed on Starmist. Because of Starmist's light population, the palgue was not immediately detected and had a chance to mutate. It is believed that vermin from the planet became infected and somehow gained entry to a ship. The ship makes several stops on the Frontier and the plague spreads rapidly. It is called the Blue Plague because of its earliest symptoms -- large blue welts that appear about the face and extremities. These welts leave horrible black scars even if the victim survives the plague.
20 Fy. Four star systems become so infested with the Blue Plague that the Council of Worlds, the diplomatic organization of the UPF, requests all races to recognize a permanent quarantine of these four star systems. The systems are designated by Greek letters. A spaceship seen leaving one of these systems is to be destroyed by Spacefleet before it has a chance to spread the plague any further.
22 Fy. Hargut, Pale, and Gollywog suffer massive population losses due to the Blue Plague. All three planets are temporarily quarantined.
23 Fy. The Medical Services Organization is founded. Funding pours in from most of the Frontier worlds. Gretl Grohn is named as the MSO Chief Surgeon.
24 Fy. Vaccine for the Blue Plague is discovered at the MSO Center on Morgaine's World.
25 Fy. The Mechanon menace on Vulturnus first comes to the UPF's attention, but cannot be dealt with because of the Blue Plague.
25 Fy. Kraatar Liberation Corp (KLC) founded
27 Fy. The Blue Plague is eradicated from inhabited planets in the Frontier. In total, 17 million victims fell to the plague.
28 Fy. Very tough laws and penalties are laid down by both the UPF and the Council of Worlds concerning the intersystem transportation and handling of flora and fauna. Star Law is given jurisdiction over planetary imports and exports.
30 Fy. Pan-Gal system is discovered by the Pan-Galactic Corporation and becomes the first mega-corp star system. The star ship Omicron, the pride of the Pan Galactic Corporation, disappears on its first voyage
31 Fy. New Streel system is discovered by the Streel Corporation.
32 Fy. Devco system is discovered by the Cassidine Development Corporation.
36 Fy. The Second Dramune War is fought.
40 F.y. The star ship Omicron, the pride of the Pan Galactic Corporation, is found drifting in space.
46 Fy. The "Gullwind" comissioned.
46 Fy. Solar Major system discovered by WarTech Incorporated.
50-60 f.y. Laco's War. PGC and Streel wage the first Corporate War on Laco. The UPF eventually steps in and empowers an inter-mega-corporate commission to resolve the differences. Other mega-corps study Laco's War as a possible legal precedent for solving disputes.
50 Fy. Rhianna system is discovered by the Cassidine Development Corporation, but is kept secret.
52 Fy. KLC activities on Kraatar escalate.
53 F.y. Streel attacks CDC operations on Alcazzar. Star Law intervenes and averts a potential Corporate War.
54 F.y. The Mechanon Revolt. Mechanons on Volturnus revolt. Only through quick action on the part of Star Law is a full-scale war avoided.
55 F.y. Dr Jack Lagrange awarded Fulbourne-McCoy prize for bio-engineering.
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