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Eon of Fire
Birth of the Universe Birth of the Universe
A four-dimensional star in another universe collapses into a three dimensional black hole, creating the singularity from which all things known to Life would be born.
Seventh Descent ~ Occultation of Matter
120.0 million yrs
Eon of Fire
First Star is Born First Star is Born
Atoms of simple elements, pulled together by their own gravity, condense into the first star, shining the first constant light into the universe.
300.0 million yrs
Eon of Fire
First Black Holes Born First Black Holes Born
A massive star collapses into itself, becoming the universe's first black hole. No light or matter can escape this monstrosity. Is its singularity the father of an entirely new universe? None can tell.
600.0 million yrs
Eon of Fire
First Galaxy Born First Galaxy Born
One of the first stars, a monster among monsters, collapses under its own weight into a supermassive black hole. This gigantic black hole gathers nearby material, leading to the formation of countless stars and planets which orbit around it in a seemingly timeless dance.
Galaxy Prime
1.1 billion yrs
Eon of Fire
First Planet Born First Planet Born
Somewhere in the first galaxy to exist, a cloud of matter compactifies over time into a swarm of rocks and gas, which finally condense into the first planet--a tiny, barren sphere of rock that would be the herald for many worlds to come.
3.4 billion yrs
Eon of Fire
Universe Becomes Habitable Universe Becomes Habitable
The universe has cooled enough to support life, and the materials necessary have long been present, bursting forth from the supernovae of billions of stars.
7.6 billion yrs
Eon of Fire
Planet Origin Forms Planet Origin Forms
The Planet known by humans as Planet Origin, home of the first civilization of the universe, forms in the first galaxy.
Origin System
8.0 billion yrs
Eon of Fire
Life Begins on Origin Life Begins on Origin
The first life in the universe takes form in the dark and murky oceans of a planet which will come to be known as Planet Origin.
Planet Origin
9.2 billion yrs
Eon of Fire
Planet Aeris Forms Planet Aeris Forms
Planet Aeris, birthplace of human civilization, forms around a star in the Moonfox Galaxy.
Aeris System
9.6 billion yrs
Eon of Fire
First Life on Aeris First Life on Aeris
The first organisms arise in Aeris's tumultuous oceans.
Planet Aeris
10.1 billion yrs
Eon of Fire
First Multicellular Life Evolves First Multicellular Life Evolves
The first multicellular organisms arise in the oceans of Planet Origin.
Planet Origin
12.2 billion yrs
Eon of Fire
First Sentient Life First Sentient Life
The race of the Origin evolve...and begin to dominate all other life forms on the planet in an ominous sign of things to come.
Planet Origin
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Origin Era
Start of Origin Era Start of Origin Era
Era of the First Civilization of the universe.
1.6 billion yrs
Origin Era
First Humans Evolve on Aeris First Humans Evolve on Aeris
While the Origin continue to dominate the Universe's distant stars, Early Humans Evolve on Planet Aeris, ignorant of everything beyond the horizon.
Planet Aeris
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Evolution Era
Early Humans Evolve Early Humans Evolve
The first hunter gatherers appear, with ape like faces, using sharpened stones as tools to cut meat. They lived in small, familiar groups and cared for the less fortunate among them, but were unable to communicate beyond grunts and hand signals.
Planet Aeris
300,000
Evolution Era
Humans Tame Fire Humans Tame Fire
Humans learn to start fires by clapping flint together to create sparks. This allows them to cook, preserve meat, stay warm, scare off predators, and create better stone tools. Those who know how to make fire are viewed as superior. Patriarchal society develops as men hunt and women cook.
Planet Aeris
1,300,000
Evolution Era
First Human Shelters First Human Shelters
Early humans learn how to make wooden huts by bracing branches within a circle of stones. some huts include a hearth for making fire. This allows man to leave his caves and stay comfortable out in the wild.
Planet Aeris
1,400,000
Evolution Era
Humans Invent Spears Humans Invent Spears
In order to attack prey from a safe distance, early humans found ways to lengthen their handaxes by gluing them to the end of wooden shafts and tieing them with sinew. This helped to save lives and minimized inter-tribe warfare, as attacking a group armed with spears was too risky.
Planet Aeris
1,570,000
Evolution Era
The New Man Appears The New Man Appears
The next step in human evolution, termed the New Man by future researchers, appears. strong, short and smart, he would thrive in cold climates until the advent of the modern human.
Planet Aeris
1,605,000
Evolution Era
Modern Humans Appear Modern Humans Appear
Modern humans evolve, taller and slimmer than their earlier counterparts, with the ability for more complex language, imagination, and abstract thought.
Planet Aeris
1,630,000
Evolution Era
Asteroid Impacts Aeris Asteroid Impacts Aeris
A large asteroid impacts Aeris, raising clouds of dust into the sky, blotting out the sun. All humans outside of the equatorial region die out as the world around them freezes. The First Mother, from whom all future humans would be directly descended, survived and lived during this period.
Planet Aeris
1,650,000
Evolution Era
Advent of Language Advent of Language
Humans develop complex speech and are able to trade over long distances. People begin to make jewelry.
Planet Aeris
1,750,000
Evolution Era
Human Culture Develops Human Culture Develops
People begin burying their dead with rituals, making clothes from animal hides, and using complex hunting techniques such as pit traps. Artists begin making cave paintings of their hunts and tribes.
Planet Aeris
1,788,000
Evolution Era
First Boats Invented First Boats Invented
The first boats are carved out of fallen tree trunks. This sped up the spread of humans across the planet as they were able to travel down coastlines without having to worry about terrain or predators.
1,790,000
Evolution Era
Farming and Villages Invented Farming and Villages Invented
The hunter-gatherers develop agriculture, which boosts their food output substantially and tethers them to the ground. Villages of mud-brick houses spring up near rivers and fertile soil. Dogs are domesticated. It becomes much easier to survive, so the human population multiplies exponentially.
Planet Aeris
1,794,000
Evolution Era
Brick Invented Brick Invented
Bricks made out of sun-dried and fired mixtures of clay, shale and sand are used for the first time to build houses and walls.
1,794,500
Evolution Era
Bronze Tools Invented Bronze Tools Invented
Agricultural villages allow men to specialize in mining and blacksmithing. Bronze smelting is developed, leading to new improved tools and weapons, such as the dagger and axe, though the ore is rare and hard to find. stone tools are still predominant in the early stages of this society.
Planet Aeris
1,795,000
Evolution Era
Writing Invented Writing Invented
The first pictographic scripts are made to keep track of how much food and livestock are on hand. Later, the pictures would be tied to sounds, and soon modern language would arise.
Planet Aeris
1,796,000
Evolution Era
Aeris Civilization Begins Aeris Civilization Begins
The first cities--and the first civilization--arise on Aeris. History begins to be recorded. Governments are formed. Culture becomes formalized. Religion is created. Warfare becomes institutionalized. People are assigned jobs and begin to specialize.
Planet Aeris
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Aeris Era
Start of Aeris Era Start of Aeris Era
The first human societies are birthed on the shores of the great and tempestuous rivers of Planet Aeris.
City of Wodan Built City of Wodan Built
Wodan, humanity's first city, is built on the shores of two rivers. Based around the temple of the Goddess of Water, Wod, it would soon become an empire, ruling over the surrounding lands for a thousand years.
Wodan
534
Aeris Era
The Wheel Invented The Wheel Invented
The wheel is invented. First used to make pottery, it is then adapted to carts and chariots. Transportation of people and goods becomes much easier. Once perfected, the war chariot becomes a valuable tool in warfare.
987
Aeris Era
Wodan Nation Rises Wodan Nation Rises
The ruler of the City of Wodan conquers the surrounding cities, creating the fledgling nation of Wodan. This nation would dominate trade, politics and warfare for the next thousand years.
Wodan
1312
Aeris Era
Astronomy Codified Astronomy Codified
Astronomy, practiced since ancient times to time harvests and make predictions, begins to be systematized and written down. Both constellations and the movements of planets are mapped.
1936
Aeris Era
Wodan Falls Wodan Falls
The great Empire of Wodan, weakened by internal strife and torrential floods, is invaded and conquered by barbarians from the hills.
Wodan
2039
Aeris Era
First Codified Laws First Codified Laws
Laws begin to be systematized and written down, displayed publicly in stone tablets and by other methods. This informed the populace of what was required of them and set expectations for behavior and punishments for crimes.
3017
Aeris Era
Descent of the White Nephilim Descent of the White Nephilim
Rebel Angels from Heaven, the Nephilim, descend to Planet Celes to become mortals. Taking the forms of the humans they once guarded, they create the white-winged mortal race known as the Aierophyx, who would rule Celes for thousands of years.
Planet Celes
3018
Aeris Era
Descent of the Black Nephilim Descent of the Black Nephilim
Demons of Hell descend to earth, taking the form of the humans they have tormented, creating the black-winged mortals known as Illyx. some of these Demons were jealous of the Aierophyx, the Nephilim of Heaven; others were placed there to prevent their activities. These two races would battle for supremacy for centuries upon centuries, ruining the perfect paradise the Aierophyx thought they had constructed.
Planet Celes
3019
Aeris Era
War of the Purge War of the Purge
A faction of White Nephilim decides to purge the Black Nephilim, considering them a stain upon the planet and a future risk. A differing faction of White Nephilim wants to let them be as they are not yet causing trouble and they want to separate themselves from the domineering way Heaven treated those in Hell. As the militant White group attacks the Black group without provocation, the tolerant White group splits off from the militant group and an uneasy three-way civil war erupts in their chosen paradise.
3900
Aeris Era
Paper Invented Paper Invented
4600
Aeris Era
Windmills Invented Windmills Invented
4800
Aeris Era
Gunpowder Invented Gunpowder Invented
Gunpowder is first used--in fireworks.
5000
Aeris Era
Eyeglasses Invented Eyeglasses Invented
5300
Aeris Era
Small Cannon Invented Small Cannon Invented
5400
Aeris Era
Printing Invented Printing Invented
5600
Aeris Era
Telescope Invented Telescope Invented
5700
Aeris Era
Laws of Motion Discovered Laws of Motion Discovered
5800
Aeris Era
Steam Power Invented Steam Power Invented
Steamboats and locomotives soon follow the first prototypes.
5830
Aeris Era
Electric Telegraph Invented Electric Telegraph Invented
5850
Aeris Era
Laws of Electromagnetism Discovered Laws of Electromagnetism Discovered
Telephone Invented Telephone Invented
Phonograph Invented Phonograph Invented
5890
Aeris Era
Motion Pictures Invented Motion Pictures Invented
5900
Aeris Era
Airplanes Invented Airplanes Invented
Air Conditioner Invented Air Conditioner Invented
5920
Aeris Era
Television Invented Television Invented
5940
Aeris Era
Helicopter Invented Helicopter Invented
Nuclear Energy Invented Nuclear Energy Invented
Nuclear reactors and nuclear bombs are developed.
5960
Aeris Era
First Humans in Space First Humans in Space
5990
Aeris Era
Network Invented Network Invented
The world wide network is invented.
6010
Aeris Era
First Nanotech Machines First Nanotech Machines
Humans invent the first simple nanotech machines out of a few atoms.
7001
Aeris Era
Helpless Helpless
There was a humming in the background, an unfamiliar, yet constant humming...
7531
Aeris Era
Eternal Vale Eternal Vale
“This is called the Eternal Vale,” Cari read, “because these trees have grown here, unencumbered by man’s progress, for centuries..."
Eternal Vale
7532
Aeris Era
Fall of Aeris Fall of Aeris
Aeris, the human homeworld, succumbs to a nuclear apocalypse, which eradicates almost all of the population. Generation starships, launched previously that year, now contain the remnants of humanity.
Planet Aeris
7533
Aeris Era
Ruined World Ruined World
Just like this chair, he thought, the world is old and worn-out; a few more times around and it might collapse under my weight...
Dewelis Bar & Grille
14568
Aeris Era
Humans Settle Celes Humans Settle Celes
A Sleepship from the human homeworld crash-lands on Celes, exacerbating the war between the Illyx and Aierophyx.
Planet Celes
14841
Aeris Era
End of the Nephilim End of the Nephilim
The Aierophyx are wiped out in a magical cataclysm of their own making. Humans survive the aftermath to become the dominant race on Celes.
Planet Celes
0
Celes Era
Start of Celes Era Start of Celes Era
The era of humans on Celes begins, following the fall of the Aeirophyx.
Suicide I Suicide I
1
Celes Era
The Chemist Dies The Chemist Dies
The sole chemist surviving from the Seedship is killed by an Illyx raid on the human village. He is able to write down the basics of smelting bronze and iron, as well as making bricks for houses, but is not able to complete his chapters on glass and gunpowder. Without the information from their ships' computer, the humans on Celes find themselves returned to the start of the iron age.
384
Celes Era
Warring Seas Warring Seas
As human civilization struggles to rebuild itself on Celes, men create ocean empires of sailing ships that harass the lands, killing their people and plundering their wealth.
484
Celes Era
Miletan Civilization Rises Miletan Civilization Rises
The city of Miletaton is built on the island of Mileta--later to be known as Rain. This mystical and superstitious civilization existed separately from the mainland and lasted for half a millenium.
Mileta
700
Celes Era
Paper Invented on Celes Paper Invented on Celes
The idea of paper remained in memory, but the exact process of making it had been lost until an enterprising inventor found a way.
714
Celes Era
Gartanium Founded Gartanium Founded
The city of Gartanium is founded on the continent by Gartana I.
Gartanium
988
Celes Era
Miletan Civilization Falls Miletan Civilization Falls
The isolated Miletan Island Civilization is destroyed when a supervolcano erupts, creating a giant tsunami that demolishes their cities and wipes out their populace. The island would not be settled again until outcasts from Gartana rediscovered it, dubbing it Rain.
Mileta
1112
Celes Era
Empire of Gartana Begins Empire of Gartana Begins
Gartana XII, otherwise known as Gartana the Father, conquers large swaths of the continent and unifies them into the Gartanian Empire.
Gartana
1344
Celes Era
Rain Rediscovered Rain Rediscovered
Outcasts from Gartana take to the seas to find refuge and rediscover the lost island of Mileta. They dub it Rain and reclaim its shores, building their new homes there.
Rain Stronghold
1416
Celes Era
The Archer The Archer
The sword lay in the grass, coated with dark dried blood...
1719
Celes Era
Valkrii Founded Valkrii Founded
On the way to be sold as slaves, a ship of Gartanian criminals crashes into a the rocky crag of a remote, uncharted island. soon they make a home here, and after many years, that home becomes the country of Valkrii. They did not know that their island was shared by the people of Rain to the south, across the mountain border.
Valkrii
1877
Celes Era
Castle Warfare Begins Castle Warfare Begins
The first castles are built on Celes, starting local wars over control of territory. Castles that threaten the ruling monarchies are often besieged and demolished.
2017
Celes Era
War of the Bloodghost War of the Bloodghost
The Bloodghost, Queen of Rain, fights to repel constant invasions from across the mountains of Valkrii. Her hard-won victory in these successive wars earns Rain new territory and an uneasy peace with Valkrii that would last for many years.
Rain Stronghold
2232
Celes Era
Sakura Settled Sakura Settled
The distant island of Sakura is found and settled. Isolated from the world by sea and storms, it would develop its own unique culture of honor and beauty.
2736
Celes Era
Age of Explorers Age of Explorers
Great leaps in the science of navigation are made, allowing explorers to conquer the oceans and the many undiscovered lands on the planet.
3120
Celes Era
Beyond Your Control Beyond Your Control
“I won’t forget her! I can’t!”
Lynas Rainsword - Age 17
Leieholt of Rain - Leien's Chambers
Cold of the Dark Cold of the Dark
She stood before him, clenching a paper in her hand like a knife, her face crumpled with restrained anger and grief...
Phoebe Laetel - Age 18
Lynas Rainsword - Age 17
Leieholt of Rain - Solar
3124
Celes Era
Kingdom Kingdom
“The truth is, I’m lonely,” she said, her back to him, eyes low, as if speaking to the end table next to their bed....
Kayla Rainsword - Age
Lynas Rainsword - Age 21
3234
Celes Era
Gartanian Empire Falls Gartanian Empire Falls
Crushed by pressures from within and without, the almighty Gartanian Empire finally falls, plunging the Continent into chaos.
Gartana
3600
Celes Era
Master and Slave Master and Slave
3768
Celes Era
Steam Engines Invented on Celes Steam Engines Invented on Celes
3942
Celes Era
Telephone Invented on Celes Telephone Invented on Celes
3960
Celes Era
Electric Light Invented on Celes Electric Light Invented on Celes
4003
Celes Era
Automobiles Invented Automobiles Invented
Technology that revolutionized Celes. Pioneered by Cragenmeyer Corp.
4015
Celes Era
Airplanes Invented on Celes Airplanes Invented on Celes
The first prototype airplanes take flight as humans on Celes begin to reclaim their lost heritage.
4064
Celes Era
Nuclear Energy Invented on Celes Nuclear Energy Invented on Celes
4120
Celes Era
Hyperloop Invented on Celes Hyperloop Invented on Celes
4230
Celes Era
Gateway to Tomorrow Gateway to Tomorrow
The knock at the door shocked him; in the dark, quiet room, it struck like thunder.
4232
Celes Era
Space Elevator Constructed on Celes Space Elevator Constructed on Celes
4246
Celes Era
Celes Orbital Platform One Built Celes Orbital Platform One Built
0
New Starfaring Era
Start of New Starfaring Era Start of New Starfaring Era
The era of space travel begins on Celes, as the first Orbital Platform is built and populated.
132
New Starfaring Era
Neural Implants Invented Neural Implants Invented
Computer to brain implants are invented and commercialized--after several malfunctions and accidents. These implants allow people to modify their own experience and abilities by plugging small cards into a flap in the side of their head. They would quickly become a social standard, causing those who refused them to be considered outcasts.
164
New Starfaring Era
Within Rights Within Rights
“I can’t lose this job, Joel! I have a little girl to support!”
Kari Abel - Age
Orbital Nine Art
166
New Starfaring Era
A SWITCH TO STOP TIME A SWITCH TO STOP TIME
Bliss. The ancient Thurslan monks wrote about it: a state of explicit, unbelievable happiness, a happiness so great they felt no hunger or thirst...
213
New Starfaring Era
Body Swapping Invented Body Swapping Invented
Following the standardization of Neural Implants, technology is invented that allows the human brain to be transplanted into another human body. Though some would choose to switch with other people, most people chose to be switched into a cloned body. The poor had several pre-grown models to choose from while the rich had clones custom-designed for them by a gene therapist and raised in an acceleration vat.
251
New Starfaring Era
Marle Terraforming Begins Marle Terraforming Begins
The Celes space Exploration Council begins terraforming its neighboring planet, Marle.
Planet Marle
312
New Starfaring Era
Brainmoss Invented Brainmoss Invented
Brainmoss, an organic replacement for Neural Implants, is invented using nanotechnology and DNA science. Far faster and safer than implants, requiring no surgery, Brainmoss was the last stage of organic humans before they began the process of Roboticization.
684
New Starfaring Era
Shift Engine Invented Shift Engine Invented
The shift Engine is invented by Fredric Nash. Using a type of dimensional bending, these engines allow human spacecraft to travel to the stars within their lifetime.
876
New Starfaring Era
Teleportation Invented Teleportation Invented
Unlike the shift Engine, which transfers a ship through empty space, planetary teleportation was more tricky, requiring more finesse to ensure there was no dimensional warping in the area. This invention revolutionized society--and also caused a lot of problems.
1000
New Starfaring Era
Secret of Matter Discovered Secret of Matter Discovered
The NAHO Millionmile Particle Accelerator, constructed around the limits of the Celes solar system by nanomachines, allows scientists to probe the true nature of reality. The science they uncover launches mankind into the age of Galactic Civilization.
1789
New Starfaring Era
The Star Captain and the Bartender The Star Captain and the Bartender
"Hey there pretty thing...you ever been with a space captain before?"
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Eon of Ice
Eon of Ice Eon of Ice
The beginning of the end of the Universe.
Seventh Descent ~ Occultation of Matter
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Timeless
~ Timeless ~ ~ Timeless ~
Events that take place in otherworldly spaces beyond the flow of history...