I had hoped to get the records vault up this week but I’ll do that next week. In the mean time, here are the first three weeks of the Detailed Frontier Timeline as posted by the @StarFrontiers account on Twitter.
Dates are in the YY.DDD format with the digits before the decimal being the year since the founding of the UPF and the numbers after the decimal being the day of that year. There are 400 standard days in a year so the current events presented are coming at the close of of FY59.
| First Volturnus expedition leaves Pale
| Second Voltrunus expedition leaves Pale for Zebulon system.
|Jack Legrange murdered on Kraatar. Rioting breaks out in Gozzorf City. (Fulborn-McKoy prize in bio-engineering)
|Broadcast claiming responsibility for the Lagrange murder by the Vrusk Protection Force is released.
|Vist’Lat, the employer of Legrange’s assassins, fires and forcibly evicts all Human workers from corporate offices and housing.
|Medical Services Organization issues an alert that Ixiol, a new drug previously confined to Inner Reach, has begun appearing in other systems in the Frontier. Users develop a deep yellow tinge to their skin or carapace.
| * Strike Force Nova arrives in the Prenglar system for its annual maintenance and refit. UPFS Admiral Clinton moves immediately into drydock for maintenance. It will be tied up for 26 days.
* Vist’Lat expelled from the Commercial Council on Kraatar – “The council feels that much of the recent unrest can be attributed to VL’s policies. Its latest move to sack its human workers and evict them from their homes in untenable. The council cannot condone or accept this behavior.”
|Funeral announced for Jack Legrange to occur in 6 days (59.358)
|Vist’Lat shuts down all spaceport operations effectively cutting Kraatar off from the rest of the Frontier.
|Contact lost with second Volturnus expedition. Suspected pirate activity in the Zebulon system. Pale government officials begin investigation into possible leak of jump data.
|Rumors leak about a secret Spacefleet starship research and training center in an “unexplored” system within the Frontier.
|* Attack by KLC troops on monorail headed to Quazzt’s Depression where Legrange’s funeral is to be held. Train crashes. Rescue teams dispatched
* Legrange’s funeral moved forward and held today. Body is cremated, not a common practice on Kraatar
|Survivors of train crash arrive in Quazzt.
|WarTech unveils its new line of “Ke” laser weapons to be available in the new year.
|Missile launched from Kraatar’s moon, Setarz. It self-destructs en route.
|Information released by the Kraatar government reveals that the missile contained a bio-weapon designed to kill all vrusk on the planet. Also revealed is that Jack Legrange is still alive and orchestrated the unrest on Kraatar and faked his death. Unfortunately, the team that was able to stop the missile and gather the information were not able to capture Legrange and he is currently at large.
|Based on information obtained from Artemis Base, Ral’Ik’Ka security forces stop a planned uprising by the KLC on the surface of Kraatar. The planet returns to an uneasy peace.
|Astronomers on Histran (Scree Fron system), release news of the discovery of a previously unknown brown dwarf approximately 100ly from the Frontier. Its motion indicates that it had a close encounter with a K4 star some 175 years ago. Initial news of the discovery is quickly suppressed by the Family of One.
|Sathar cybernuk creature (Frontier Explorer #6) discovered on Pale with cyber implant. It was thought that the nuks were confined to New Pale. The cyber implant seems to be of recent construction and not a relic from the war.
|Pan Galactic unveils a new “Thunder” line of hoverbikes with nods to early PGC models. Old-time bike enthusiasts praise the antique styling coupled with modern safety features but others complain that the bikes live up to their name and are too loud.
|TransTravel’s newest luxury starliner, the TTSS Destiny, emerges from the starship construction center at Gran Quivera. It will begin a “Grand Tour of the Frontier” starting with a run to Truane’s Star in a few days.
|New breed of quickdeath discovered on Pale. Descended from creatures released during the Great Sathar War, this new variant is smaller but travels in packs unlike the solitary or pair hunters of the original strain.
|With both Strike Force Nova and Task Force Prenglar in the Prenglar system, Spacefleet begins a series of training exercises to last until the UPFS Admiral Clinton completes its refit.
The events presented will either be specific events I have in the timeline, events from my various campaigns happening during this time, or fluff pieces to provide some background and color to the Frontier on days when no significant events are happening. This first bit of material only involves events happening in the Frontier. As the timeline progresses, there will also be events happening in sathar controlled space. I’m still debating where to put those into the published tweets and include them in these posts.
In addition to posting the timeline as a table here on the blog, I’ll also be providing it as a PDF that can be downloaded. In future posts, the body of the post will only present the new material since the last post. The file, however, will always be the cumulative timeline starting from the beginning. Here’s the first installment of that:
Feel free to let me know if you have any comments, questions or suggestions below. Do you want to see the sathar related events as well?