Pinwheel Timeline

Timeline

2300

Broker – Betelgeusian War Begins

Broker – Betelgeusian War Begins

The Brokers encounter the Betelgeusians somewhere in the Orion arm, and the war begins. Bug fleets start to make forays deeper into Broker territory, invading planets and establishing hives.

2400

Founding of the Coalition

Founding of the Coalition

The Brokers encounter the Krell, and the two species found the Coalition. Together, they begin to take back territory previously surrendered to the Betelgeusians. To the Brokers, this period of time is known as the Reclamation.

2597

Invasion of Kerguela

Invasion of Kerguela

The Valbaran colony of Kerguela is invaded and razed by a hive fleet, resulting in enormous loss of life. A handful of survivors escape back to Valbara on cargo ships.

2598

Betelgeuse Incident

Betelgeuse Incident

A UN colony ship with 40,000 humans aboard enters the Betelgeuse system, unaware of the occupying hive. The ship is destroyed with all hands. This marks humanity’s first contact with an alien species.

2599

UN Joins the Coalition

UN Joins the Coalition

The Coalition makes itself known to humanity and invites the United Nations to join. The treaty is ratified and the UN becomes the third member of the bloc.

2602

Pinwheel is Completed

Pinwheel is Completed

The construction of the Fort Hamilton space station is completed, colloquially known as the Pinwheel in later years. The station serves as a crucial drydock and outpost near contested territory, and remains the largest space station ever constructed.

2608

Borealan First Contact

Borealan First Contact

The Borealans are contacted for the first time and friendly relations with the Coalition are eventually established.

2610 Worlds Apart

Borealan Delegation Arrives on Earth

Borealan Delegation Arrives on Earth

The first Elysian embassy is established and a family of Borealan diplomats relocates to live and work on Earth.

2619 Pinwheel

Elysia Joins Coalition

Elysia Joins Coalition

The Elysian territory of Borealis sends a contingent to the Pinwheel for evaluation, hoping that their troops can be integrated into Coalition units.

2620 - Feb Splashdown

Epsilon Eridani Campaign

Epsilon Eridani Campaign

The UNN Shiroyama is dispatched to the jungle world of EE-4 to root out a Betelgeusian hive fleet that recently occupied the planet.

2620 - Oct Housecat

EE-4 is Secured.

EE-4 is Secured.

McGregor and Zhari return to the Pinwheel after their ordeal on EE-4.

2621 - January Fineprint

Polars Relocate to Siberia

Polars Relocate to Siberia

Ambassador Carlisle establishes relations with Matriarch Ursi of the Polar territory during a diplomatic mission. The Polar population is relocated to Earth and founds a colony in Siberia.

2621 - March Purple Heart

Kruger Campaign

Kruger Campaign

The Kruger 60 system is invaded by a Betelgeusian hive fleet, and a campaign is launched to retake it. Intense trench and tunnel fighting takes place on the planet Kruger III.

2621 - June Raz the Farmer

Raz & Stanley Visit Earth

Raz & Stanley Visit Earth

Raz and Stanley take some shore leave to his family farm on Earth, where he introduces the alien to his parents.

2621 - Sept Friendly Competition

Fresh Recruits Arrive on Pinwheel

Fresh Recruits Arrive on Pinwheel

A wave of fresh recruits arrive on the Pinwheel and are introduced to alien cultures for the first time.

2622 - Feb Outpost

Pinwheel Corruption Scandal

Pinwheel Corruption Scandal

A whistleblower who uncovers a black market operating out of the Pinwheel station is exiled to the Polar territory of Borealis, where he is forced to seek shelter in a derelict listening post.

2622 - Jun Outpost 2

Polar Territory Experiences Storms

Polar Territory Experiences Storms

The Polar territory experiences harsh weather, forcing a supply shuttle to ground at the listening post.

2622 - Aug Hostage

Elysian Frigate Crashes

Elysian Frigate Crashes

An Elysian frigate breaks up during reentry, prompting the Patriarch to hold the dealer who sold it to him accountable. While the dealer returns to UN space to bring back compensation, his daughter remains in the Patriarch’s custody.

2622 - May Or Die Alone

Hades Incident

Hades Incident

A criminal organization known as the Syndicate uses stolen UNN weapons to seize control of the border colony Hades.

2622 - Oct Worlds Apart

Liz Leaves Earth

Liz Leaves Earth

Liz’s family returns to Borealis, taking her with them and separating her from Jamie.

2623 - March Highway to Krell

Krell Overpopulation Incident

Krell Overpopulation Incident

The Krell on the Pinwheel experience a sudden population explosion, despite being made up exclusively of males. A team of UN scientists is tasked with investigating.

2623 - April Hot Kofe

Kofe and Miller Meet

Kofe and Miller Meet

The owner of a sandwich shop relentlessly pursues the affections of a disinterested engineer.

2623 - Aug Rig Runner

Pirate Attack

Pirate Attack

A commercial cargo vessel is targeted by a Rask pirate attack.

2624 - May Queen of Jarilo

Jarilo Campaign

Jarilo Campaign

A survey ship discovers an Earth-like planet and names it Jarilo, but before the UNN can secure it, a hive fleet jumps into the system and launches an invasion. A carrier group is dispatched to claim the world and wipe out the occupying hive.

2624 - Nov Return to Krell

Expedition to Krell

Expedition to Krell

The United Academy of Sciences secures permission to send a single scientist to the Krell homeworld, choosing expert Lena Webber to head the expedition.

2625 - Jan Birds of Prey

Valbaran First Contact

Valbaran First Contact

A UNN carrier group on long-range patrol encounters a friendly species that’s under immediate threat from a marauding hive fleet, staging a desperate defense of their planet.

2625 - Feb Worlds Apart

Liz Reunites with Jamie

Liz Reunites with Jamie

Liz returns from Borealis to track down Jamie, and the two struggle to rekindle their relationship after spending years separated.

2625 - March Black Velvet

Araxie Join Coalition

Araxie Join Coalition

Due to mounting pressure from the Rask territory, the Araxie make themselves known to the Coalition, sending an Ambassador to the Pinwheel to negotiate their membership.

2625 - Nov Firebrand

Valbarans & Jarilans Join Coalition

Valbarans & Jarilans Join Coalition

The Valbarans and Jarilans both make bids to join the Coalition, but an assassination attempt on the Jarilan Ambassador disrupts the proceedings.

2626 - March Worlds Apart 2

First Hybrids Created

First Hybrids Created

Intent on finding a way to start a family, Liz and Jamie travel to Jarilo to explore new options.

2626 - April Tepin's Muse

Tepin Visits the Pinwheel

Tepin Visits the Pinwheel

With the Galaxy now open to them, Valbarans begin traveling to nearby systems. Tepin – an artist searching for inspiration – visits the Pinwheel station.

2626 - Jun The Rask Rebellion

The Rask Rebellion

The Rask Rebellion

The Rask Matriarch launches a surprise attack on her allies and begins a bloody rebellion, forcing a UNN assault carrier to intervene.

2627 - Jan The Autumn War

Kerguela Campaign

Kerguela Campaign

A joint Coalition force invades the lost Valbaran colony of Kerguela, engaging in planet-wide assaults against the entrenched Betelgeusian hive.

2627 - July Brokering Trust

Broker Secrets Unveiled

Broker Secrets Unveiled

A scientist is given unprecedented permission to travel to the Trappist system, home of the Brokers, where he uncovers many secrets about the enigmatic aliens.

2627 - Aug Viridian Sands

Rask Regreening Begins

Rask Regreening Begins

A joint Coalition effort to rebuild the Rask territory and restore its ecology is undertaken.

2627 - Oct Human Resources

Valbaran Work Visa Program

Valbaran Work Visa Program

In collaboration with the Consensus, the UN extends its lottery program to Valbara, allowing its citizens hailing from less desirable colonies to win work permits and relocate for a chance at a better life.