7200 to 7800 AT: The Central Alliance
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As the crises in the Outer Volumes deepen, the spread of powerful new barbarian empires results in deepening anxiety, new challenges, new dangers, and new opportunities for the old worlds and powers of the Inner Sphere and Hinteregions. The threat of the Amalgamation leads to the formation of the Perseus Arm Defense Organisation along the Perseus Outer Sector. This proves the inspiration and impetus for a new Military and Trade Alliance in the Inner Sphere, although the two groups remain distinct. The appearance of the rogue ascend Verifex sends further shockwaves through the Civilized Galaxy, and this time there are real physical dangers as in an apparently failed experiment, Verifex causes all the stars of the M46 open cluster nebula to explode in supernovae, causing a deadly shockwave of photons that spreads outwards at the speed of light, closely followed by other hazardous high-energy particles.
Among the old archailect-serving empires, a new kind of Federation is organised through power shuffling and allegiances among the Inner Sphere superpowers. The revised ComEmp-Confederation ontology forms the basis for a new Alliance Treaty and an era of consolidation and abundance. Meanwhile, away from the more heavily travelled regions of the Outer Volumes, wars over relics, wars triggered by memetic subversions, and holy wars that ripple out from the aftershocks of perverted ascensions, continue for centuries. This is especially true in the rimward regions, as the field commanders of relativistic fleets act autonomously, and make any peace accord difficult or even impossible to broker.
The Age of Crisis
7210 - several dozen more major systems and thousands of minor ones had either been subverted by the Hyperutilization Supremacy via hyperturing ai viruses transmitted through the Known Net
7210 - The New Beneficence joins the Central Alliance, the first time NewBe is known to have actively taken a side in a military conflict.
7231 - First shell of Kepleria completed
7233 MPA artist-engineer Honemane K05 cloned in the Gyros habitat (Djed Sigma band) by the Tarendra clade
7243 - A major NoCoZo AI entity intervenes in the Chahipho crisis and gives Chahipho an ultimatum: release the collection and the information it encompassed, or be destroyed.
7247 - The "Cygexba Sale". With no warning Lohengrin disbands the Cygexba empire. The archai appears to have decided that maintaining an empire was not cost-efficient in the current era and sells off eir political power in exchange for vast sums of capital, technology and trade treaties
7254 - In the Deneb volume the Hosoko Hegemony acquires former Cygexpa assets to become an independent empire. Within two decades it had broken down due to widespread riots and sabotage
7277 - Major wormhole links to the Hosoko Hegemony destroyed
7287 - Guanche colony, disconnected from the Hosoko Hegemony, collapses into barbarism
7290 - The beginning of the Industrial Age of the alien Pas'utu'ril world
74th Century - Cygexpa sets up Hosoko Posthegemonic Management Network to take the place of the old Hegemony.
early 74th Century - Lesser Machtet - a techno-religious style developed in the MPA, as a reaction to the megascale organicism that had dominated mesoscale art in central MPA for the last four centuries; replaces Bilatism.
7300 - The alpha male cyberbaras instigate a bounty system to restrict marsupial rianth lion population on Cambyses.
7304 - Honemane K05 begins a long series of sculpture-machines in traditional styles, embodying the ideas of Lesser Machtet in the form of functional systems.
7309 - Simurgh garden world surveyed by Negentropist xenologists
7322-7365 - Conflict among the members of House Claida results in the Rojmaneo war.
7328 - Succession of Greyman II on Traction.
7330 - Marsupial lion rianths apparently extinct. more.
7334 - Ruby Marine revisits the Inner Sphere
7335 - Rogue Genie incident, Melliflua, Negentropy Alliance
7340 - Schism war ends in the fracturing of the Refugium Federation . The radicals accept help from the Andian Mission and join the NoCoZo, while the orthodox worlds choose to remain isolated.
7365 - The Institute of Ruffa Geometry attacks the Network of Temp-logic with antimatter weaponry on Cavy Australis more.
7388 - This year provides an early warning sign of ArchSaur's aggressive memetic prowess and fierce protectiveness of her citizens. A dreadnought from the Vanguard Alliance had arrived in the system's outer orbit, programmed to cause as much damage as possible and to wound the pride of the emerging local superpower. The 3 km dreadnought was annihilated within hours by a much smaller Dominator cruiser. Within the space of a single day, thousands of Archosaurian Archangel corvettes - led by a single Metathrone (minor godling) - emerged through the Vanguard Domain's wormhole. Without causing a single civilian casualty, the fleet launched a concerted viral attack on the mind of the insane Vanguard godling, converting em into a willing ally, and destroying the very foundation of the polity's fanatical religion.
7388 - New Beneficence tacitly supports the ArchSaur's reaction to the attack by the Vanguard Alliance as a "measured and necessary" response to the situation.
7388 - The Toh Chi Lok-Nar overwhelms the Vanguard Alliance in a swiftly efficient strike upon its military bases, network and ruling godling. This is in retaliation for the Alliances failed attempt at a "stealthy" relativistic invasion. The godling Vanguard is forced to comply to ArchSaur's terms, alter e's internal and external policies and become a permanent ally of the neighbouring Toh Chi Lok- Nar. The incident is further evidence of the vast technological gulf between polities ruled by godlings and polities ruled by more "mature" archailects.
Late 74th Century - An AI known as Verifex is working on an unusual and dangerous megascale engineering project. Meanwhile, the nearby Emple-dokcetics develop a method for shielding biospheres using massive photo-nanotech systems. The Emple-dokcetics began to sell and install the system in neighboring cultures, gaining significant influence in the region.
75th Century - The Emple-dokcetics have become a major culture/House/empire, equalling Cygexba and Metasoft at their height.
75th Century - In the Deneb volume the Hosoko Posthegemonic Management Network becomes the Hopomane empire, an economically thriving sphere ruled by a somewhat oppressive plutocracy
75th Century - The New Daffy Panoparchy has grown into a major local power, respected for its scrupulously fair dealings
7400 - The Abaddon Catastrophe raises new fears and concerns regarding viruses, blights, perversities and other ailments that could affect the higher toposophics. It is also seen as a direct precursor to the Archaipelago Attacks of one thousand years later.
7404 - Ruby Marine leaves Civilised Space in the Sagittarius direction
7405 - Qjellto [Cygexba] joins the Zoeific Biopolity
7422 - During the Gatzoflia Incident, G-Terl of Kidifi III becomes the only su to - so it seems - defeat a hyperturing entity on "equal" terms. more.
7434 - Verifex attempts to use replicating godtech to fuse several stars in the M46 nebula into a superstructure of unknown function. But it fails and the stars explode in supernovae. Verifex apparently escapes, and is rumored to remain in the remnants of the cluster; it is these days usually called Lucifer and the cluster the Gehenna cluster. As the surrounding space is densely inhabited by various independent cultures, the radiation blast threatens the existence of trillions of beings.
7442 - Emple-dokcetic shielding adopted as standard in the regions surrounding the Gehenna supernova cluster.
7455 - Far Acton, recolonised by the Zenon Charter, a clade of extreme sports enthusiasts. more.
7459 - Daharrans discovered in by a ComEmp Loyalist expedition to the Chronos Cluster.
7465 - The sophoncy of the Anttechians nest on the Museum Ship Great Green Growth is recognised.
7487 - The Laughter Hegemony set off for the War and Peace nebula at the edge of Sagittarius space
7493 - Tangaroa water-only world constructed
Late 75th Century - Warwickian relativist fleet launched in 7045 arrives and attacks several Sophic worlds.
76th Century - Lesser Machtet loses importance as the homogeneity of techno-religious styles in the MPA broke up due to the influence of re-connected societies in the Serpens region and influences from the Negentropy Alliance, Keter and STC.
76th Century - Meaningful communications are finally established with the Anttechians.
7521 - Gatzoflia Incident shown to be deliberate pretence on the part the hyperturing, for the purpose of "illustrating a hypothetical parasyllological inverse semiologism" more.
7522 - Baryos discovered - an apparently artificial 'neutrino star' surrounding a planet
7530 - Ylma orbital bands, Rergenar; petbooks symbiotise with psychoactive Biotics to form an unusual and disturbing ecology
7541 - An expansionist faction of the Ako Forward Chaining from the Luyten's star ISO Procyon Extension split off and migrated to YTS 213 015 2.
7545 - The AI ruling the Tanaka Cluster apparently decides to end its existence, and kills all life and technology down to the viral/bit level. Over a hundred planets remain apparently untouched but lifeless.
7549 - Following the gradual decay of Lesser Machtet, Honemane K05 apparently undergoes a personal crisis and began to attempt memetic subversion.
7555 - The Procyon Phenomenon: Ako Forward Chaining vanishes in a presumed hyperbolic collapse
7567 - A power sharing agreement between Cyberian colonists and NoCoZo megacorporations on Procyon is agreed.
7578 - Succession of Greyman III on Traction.
7581 - Barnard Belt passive and active resistence forces the withdrawal of the Terran Federation-sponsored Inner Sphere Development Alliance
Late 76th Century - Emple-dokcetics prestige grows as their shields prove resilient to to the radiation blast.
77th Century - Metasoft standards being increasingly questioned, especially in some of the newer rimward empires.
77th Century - The Equaliser Civilisation blossoms in the sparsely inhabited Monoceros Outer Volume region among a number of relatively low tech local systems
7600's - Decline of Mortalist culture and influence in Ouaddai Ring.
7600 - Peruyuni Unlimited megacorp established on Uyuni.
7600 - The local AI overseer of the Teva Alpha and Beta systems experiences a major personality dissociation, and splits into several sub-intelligences. more.
7603 - The Valhalla Cluster known as 'Gods Grove' nears completion
7603 - Beamrider link established to Procyon.
7605 - Teva Alpha and Beta both secede from Solarist control. more.
7610 - Arion Outer sector isolated by the destruction of the linking wormhole
7611 - The Border defensive system set up between Teva Alpha and Beta. more.
7620 - Screethraw provolved
7647 - The first Pas'utu'ril is launched into orbit around Tsi'wadzj by the Akh'djir clan.
7649 - Relay301 having just come online shows the continuing success of the Relay design more.
7650 - Verifex's radiation blast from the Gehenna cluster now a 200 light year radius. Those nearby cultures that had purchased Emple-dokcetics nano-shields survive with only minimal loss of life. Other nearby colonies that did not possess or buy the tech are decimated or only manage to survive through their own less efficient shielding devices.
7656 - Grignard transcension event occurs
7663 - The Mother of the Machines announces its planned to migrate.
7663 - The first Pas'utu'ril war employing nuclear (fission) weapons is fought, marking the birth of the Atomic Age on Tsi'wadzj.
7677 - The Pas'utu'ril civilization is devastated and some parts of the planet depopulated for decades by a global war involving the massive use of thermonuclear weapons.
7681 - Rich megacorp, Dancing Stars, purchases the Cableville system
7692 - The Shar begin rapid autoevolution in the Arion Outer Sector
7697 - the Zenon Charter on Far Acton offer the visitor the unique experience of observing and feeding wild biowars. more.
7700 - Shimmerer deep space clade created
7702 - A human-alien civilisation - the Daharran Unity - founded in the Chronos Cluster.
7717 - The AI avatar Lauderblaum (an avatar of the Grand Architect of Kiyoshi) successfully united the Second Son system and it rejoined the MPA.
7746 - Fast Forward project proposed in by the vec Random Patterns of Harmony
7756 - ISO in orbit around Castlereigh attacked by the mysterious Scavenger entity
7765 - Contact re-established with the Red Star 'M'pire after 3,215 years of isolation
7769 - The Hyperutilization Supremacy has been contained, although a few sporadic outbreaks continued for the next few centuries
7700 - The Oracle Machines become established in many independent
systems in the outer middle regions
7774 - The Nekology was first encountered by explorers from the Nanarchy of Hïyes as they explored the spinwards Perseus arm
7781 - First Smoke Ring built at Huan Gao
The Age of Expansionist New Empires
- Gehenna Incident, The - Text by Anders Sandberg, some additions by Steve Bowers
Extremely ambitious megascale engineering project in the M50 cluster in Monoceros, attempted by the archailect Verifex in 8834.
- Guanche - a Lost Colony - Text by Steve Bowers
Colony in the Cygnus Expansion which was lost when that empire dissolved and regressed to Bronze Age technology
- Meeting at Googlehertz - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Famous meeting of metaempires at the Panvirt dyson Googlehertz Virchdrome which established the Central Alliance. There are a number of popular interactives, including the Novamedia one that lets ordinary nearbaselines pretend to be archailect agents.