So the third timeline installment. To see all of them please go select the TAG timeline. I hope you like it. I will use this timeline and other things I put together to build my sci-fi universe. Please comment.
|2319||Alpha Centauri Prime colony is established. The planet’s surface was found suitable for earth cohabitation but superstorms were extremely deadly with winds going over 200 miles an hour. The native plant and animal species have adapted ways to handle these storms. Man has to live underground with visits to the surface. Like their Earth counterparts, Man builds large superstructures on the surface and surrounds them with high walls. Inside the structures are plants and gardens of Earth while outside is the native varieties. Three population zones are inhabited with another two being built around three economic zones where all the consortiums and guilds set up shop. Elsewhere in the system, the mining guilds start mining the belts and the agro-consortiums set up space stations for food production.|
|2326||The Hyun-Sumi Shipbuilding Guild builds the first world encompassing industry in the Barnard’s Star system. There were three planets with two being medium gas giants like Neptune and one being an ice world outside of the habitable zone. The Hyundai Guild purchased a 500 year lease on the system, a first for a guild since mostly the consortiums take over systems. They built a large ship building facility encompassing half the planet (about the size of Mercury). Needing superconducting systems to build these ships, the planet’s temperature at -170F eased the requirements. Using large underground building docks with J-Rings to provide gravity the shipbuilders opened up shop. To reduce their costs, they lease out the systems mineral rights in the asteroid belt to the Rio Vale Mining Consortium. With PT Rings, the Guild built a transport hub in the planet’s only habitation Center to allow workers to commute from their home worlds to work on a daily basis.|
|2328||A mutiny on three frigates and the command station on Bernard’s star occurs. The local commander was a harsh disciplinarian and went too far when he instituted lashing a well liked junior officer on the Republic of Man Frigate Hammon. The fourth frigate remained loyal to the government but was driven off by the other three frigates into the outer reaches of Kuiper belt of the system. The mutiny also took over the unfinished industrial stations being built on the 5th planet (ice ball mercury size). the and the central hub. The mutineers blocked the PT ring and started to negotiate with Republican officials so the system was cut off. Luckily the Tri-free Industrial Consortium had already had delivered a few rings a year ago for quick access to their systems. Two were configured and taken over by the mutineers while one was in storage. The quick thinking of Chief Miner Tuni and his crew got the ring out of the storage facility and onto a runner to head towards the moon, Anvil, of the 5th planet, Miters Point. There was a small consortium research center there that was unmanned for the last year (after their mission of determining moon composition). The crew accessed the station and sent through messages. Knowing little of how a PT ring works and only that its distant end was probably in storage they kept trying to get attention of someone on the other side. After a week of trying, finally the PT Ring grew to the size of a personnel ring and Consortium security came through the ring. The Chief advised them of what was going on and the ring was turned over to the military. Initially the military sent through some marines to set up listening posts on the moon to find out where the mutineers were. Negotiations were going bad and it was decided to use the ring they have to take the system back. The marines took the ring into space near the dark side of the moon away from the planet when it was on the other side from the mutineers and made the ring into a space based ring. Thru the ring came Task Force Hammer, 2 dreadnoughts and 10 frigates. There were no ring weapons on these ships because of the ring thru ring limitation but the firepower was overwhelming. The mutineers quickly gave up and the system was restored to the Republic. After this incident, the military discovered the value of having other space based rings in or near the system with the extra rings for ring weapons. All systems would get one or two space rings in the outer system with enough rings for mounting on ships as they came through the rings. These forces would be independent of the system forces and their locations kept secret.|
|2389||The Republic of Man has habitats in 8 systems and has expanded its reach out 25 Light Years. There are another 20 systems that could support life on a planet but most of those are currently being researched. The Republic’s core law for space is to do not destroy life already on other planets.|
|2397||Mars is colonized as an Earth like planet with a breathable atmosphere. The gravity is a little light compared to Earth but it is determined that people can live there easily. Like Earth, Mars’ colonies will be underground with the surface left to be a nature reserve with only the cities’ mega structures as evidence that Man is there.|
|2409||Venus’s temperature has been brought down to the point where it can start terraforming.|
|2481||The Republic is out to 50+ light years and has 37 habitable systems. A crisis is occurring regarding how systems are represented. The numbers of representatives is starting to become unwieldy yet many wish for the current system to remain while others are wanting to see changes. Three major factions develop with two wanting changes but not the same. Over the last twenty years these factions have been solidifying their support base within systems with the occasional violence to supporters of other factions. In the Procylon system, an uprising occurs on Procylon III that takes over 5 of the 9 cities on the planet. They cut off PT ring travel and require the system Governor to call in the Army to retake the cities. One of the cities, Versparo, becomes a bloodbath as the Royalist party had many supporters in the city and they fought block by block with the Army. Further instigation was the desertion of a few of the army units to the Royalists and a few other units refusing to fire on the civilians. Eventually the uprising was put down but the separation between parties became even greater.|
|2483||The Republic civilian and military leadership realize the problems from the Procylon III uprising and institute measures to make sure military units are not all one party or from one system. A few senior line officers are sacked due to political declarations. This further disgruntles the remaining military and the political parties.|
|2484||Unbeknownst to the general Republic government, the Royalists have garnered massive support in 20 systems and launch a coup. Three of the 5 Interstellar bases of the Navy, 1 of the 3 Army interstellar bases and the Marines join the Royalists. Of the remaining loyal forces, a smaller portion in the newer systems in the Eta Leporis region decide that they would break off from the Republic. They shut off all PT Rings leading to any other system and have over 50 frigates and 2 dreadnoughts to their fleet. One of their systems, Eta Leporis, had a large military fortress station that could service ring weapons. They create the Union Eta Leporis and declare themselves out of the fight. The Royalists and Republicans fight many pitched battles in certain star systems.|
|2486||The last Republican stronghold of Tau Ceti is defeated and Emperor Rinar the Sure is coronated. Rinar was the candidate for the position based on all the remaining Royalists and the military leadership. As a gesture of goodwill, he offers peace to the Union Eta Leporis and accepts they are a separate entity.|
|2487||The peace treaty is ratified with divisions of how space will be divided, have been accepted by both parties. The Empire agrees not to continue their growth in the space going in the direction of the Union. The Union agrees to only grow in that direction. The division is accepted for 200 years at which time both may compete for territories in any direction. With the PT rings, contiguous space is not necessary. Trade is allowed with Luyten’s Star and L347-14, called Rinar’s Peace, being the two neutral zones. Both sides are allowed to have a space ring and small military station with a central rotational station as the trade zone. The Empire polices and manages the station and space for Rinar’s Peace and the Union does the same for Luyten’s Star. No activity outside of coming and going to the trade station or authorized transiting ships are allowed in the system. All other wormhole communications have been cut off except a communications on link betwen Sol and Eta Leporis for military and political communications only.|
|2491||Emperor Rinar decrees Universal Standard Time (UST). All Imperial cities and stations will use UST. Local time can also be used but work schedules and inter planetary communications/entertainment would be in UST. Since the majority of the population lives underground, they can not see what the surface is about. Standardizing the time frame allows for more economic activity. City and station nu-sky is timed to UST.|
|2537||Word arrives that the Union has met an alien civilization, in Cygni A system. The aliens, known as the WERZU to the Union, are a new to space travel race of humanoids with four arms, three eye stalks omnivores. They have only their home planet and small outposts on their 3 moons. They do not use radio communcations but have a form of telepathy to communicate. The Union explorer did not see them in their initial scans and when the science ships came in they were detected by the WERZU. Instead of leaving the system they met the aliens. Trade has been established and the WERZU were allowed to set up trade and an embassy with the Empire. Since social ties between the Union and Empire are good, the Union allowed the Empire to purchase some rings from them and to have a star in the Union as the Empire hub for access to the WERZU. So the Union built two ring pairs one from, Wagner, the Empire’s name for their new system, to the WERZU system and another pair between Wagner and the Empire.
It would take 30 more years before the connection was fully established but the Union allowed communications in the mean time.