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From Betamountain.org


Note #1: For the "canon" enthusiasts, the following is a timeline that integrates a mix of the series story-line, lore and fan interpretations.
Note #2: If you poke around the internet long enough, you'll find out where things are born or created: core credit for this listing goes to J & M Krucek and the source was here and GRCD1. Credit and 2103 updated. RabbiBob (talk) 14:55, 13 March 2018 (EDT)





The Timeline

10000 BC

The Ancients of Tarkon (Qoarlac'nai) were embroiled in a Great War with an unknown adversary. The Qoarlac'nai obliterate the invaders. In their last act of desparation, the adversaries imprint their life essences to create a malevoent entity, later to be called 'Scarecrow'. The Qoarlac'nai create the 'Heart of Tarkon' to protect the planet from alien invaders. Scarecrow, consumed with the destruction of the Qoarlac'nai, systematically begins to destroy his enemies. Some Qoarlac'nai escape. Scarecrow succeeds in destroying the Qoarlac'nai, but fails to destroy the Heart, and is forced to the uninhabited world of Granna IV. With the destruction of the Qoarlac'nai, the devestated survivors swear off all higher technology. The Tarkon civilization falls.

Xanadusian culture flourshes.

Enolan civilization is on the rise.

5000

During an interstellar war, Enolan Civilization is destroyed in a supernova. A planetoid under the control of an artificial intelligence named Spek, is set adrift.

3700

Qoarlac'nai survivors crash land on Earth's moon. In order to maximize their survival, Qoarlac'nai spend all their resources to travel to Earth. Being similar in appearance to the inhabitants of Earth, they are able to mingle into the primitive civilizations in the Middle East, passing on their writing and language, but refrain from passing on their history. The Earth-born viruses and bacteria prove too much for the Qoarlac'nai and quickly die off.

Andorians discover mathematics, which form the basis of their mysticism and philosophy. Mathematical notation is in wide use before their languages are written.

1000

Space Sorcerers at their peak.

Poe Mutant Empire rising.

50

The Dal'Kest clan leads a revolt on Xanadu. Barely able to stop them, Xanadu is devastated. Most of the Xanadu natives are killed. The clan is exiled, and the planet put under a cloak. The survivors desperately seek foundlings to rebuild. The mages and students are known as the Circle of Thought.

0 AD

Light from the Capricorn supernova reaches Earth.

1000

The Dal'Kest clan establishes themselves on a remote planet. The family eventually comes to rule the planet as feared warlords.

1200

The name lost to time, The Dal'Kest clan is now known only as "The Crown".

1500

Poe Mutant Empire collapses.

1700

The Crown rules open space via piracy, gradually expanding their influence over neighboring systems.

1900

With 10 star systems under their direct control, and 5 more under their influence, the Crown is a truly an interstellar menace. The Crown Empire is expansionistic and ruthless.

1950

After a horrific battle for succession, the Queen of the Crown comes to power. She conquers Tortuna by killing the native rulers. When the populace refuse to surrender, the Crown respond by razing the suburbs and poisoning the atmosphere, restricting most life forms to the domes. The Crown also makes Tortuna a penal colony.

1960

Humans start space exploration.

1980

Andor and Kirwin conquered. Crown Empire at its peak.

2000

Earth Calendar Millennium sparks global interest in space exploration and travel. Religious movements ranging from mainstream fundamentalism to neo-mystic take hold.

Space Sorcerers start feuding among themselves, their magic and influence waning severely

2015

Several global conglomerates start a colony to mine Luna. With hundreds of willing colonists, and thousands on the waiting list, the project is a success.

2018

The Qoarlac'nai ruins are found on the moon by a mining surveyor. The discovery of extra-terrestrial life encourages Earth to travel outwards into the solar system.

2019

The same conglomerates starts a colony on Mars. Qoarlac'nai writings are found to resemble ancient Terran artifacts. The ability to translate these writings accelerate Terran sciences at an alarming rate.

2024

The Second Great Depression leaves over 1.5 billion people unemployed. Most major conglomerates go under. The unemployed beg for a shot to start over. With the colonies now owned by the United Nations, development of Mars and Luna sharply increases.

2032

Sleeper ships invented. Thousands of criminals, unemployed, and "undesirables" cheerfully shipped out by the United States/Canadian Alliance (USCA), European Union, and the East Asian Partnership. Ozark is founded by a sleeper ship belonging to a fundamentalist "back to basics" Christian sect.

2040

Discontent on Andor and Kirwin leads to civil disorder and revolt. Due to heavy expansion, the Crown forces are starting to grow thin.

2046

The Queen of the Crown develops an army of android warriors to police her empire.

2050

Experiments lead to the development of a slow (relative to Andorian hyperdrive) FTL drive. Protodrives lead to the settlement of Nebraska V.

2058

Last of the sleeper ships launched. Protodrives now standard.

2060

Protodrive colony ship colonizes Granna IV.

2063

Appalled at the rough manners of colony life, Miss Sarah Abercrombie founds a charm school on Nebraska V.

2065

Andor and Kirwin declare independence. Their new alliance is known as the League of Planets. Realizing the formidable threat to her empire, the Queen develops 'Psychocrystal' technology to enhance her presence throughout the Empire. The extinction of the Gherh'ken race has begun.

2066

Zachary Foxx is the first child born to Maggie and Alan Foxx

2071

An Andorian probe sailing close to the Sol System discover radio signals from technology which resembles the ancient Qoarlac'nai's. Another probe was sent to land on Earth. The discovery of this probe lead Earth's Government to take measures against possible alien threats. Their response is in the form of genetically enhanced soldiers to handle the rigors of space and alien worlds. The project is headed by Space Navy Commander Joseph Walsh and Dr. Owen Negata. Dr. Max Sawyer is the head geneticist. The proposed soldiers are nicknamed "Supertroopers" by a technician. The name sticks.

2074

Walter Hartford born in Kingston, Jamacia. The family moves to Philadelphia soon afterward.

The first batch of Supertroopers (including Ryker Killbane) are deemed "viable".

2076

Niko born

2078

The 80th, and last, Supertrooper, later known as Shane Gooseman, is deemed "viable".

Interplanetary crime, planet-hopping criminals, and local disputes too large for militia and too small for the military infest the expanding human colonies. Officers are picked from both, and trained as a interplanetary police force/special forces division. An academy is founded, and the new operatives are dubbed "Galaxy Rangers". Commander Walsh helms the Ranger program.

2079

Andor and Kirwin finally drive the last Crown legion from their jurisdiction. The Empire still refuses to acknowledge the League.

2081

Ariel Dal'Elspeth finds a starving, frightened girl in the ruins of a house. Sensing the girl has a powerful psychic gift, she takes the child to Xanadu to raise and train as her own. The little girl only remembers her name as "Niko".

2086

Zozo and Waldo, Ambassadors for the fledgling League are looking for allies. Sensing that the Terran military could be an asset against the Crown, the League offers membership to Earth and her colonies. The super-fast Andorian hyperdrive is included in the deal. The Bureau of Extraterrestrial Affairs (BETA) is founded, and the Ranger division is under its command.

2087

Zachary Foxx graduates from the Ranger Academy.

2088

Zachary Foxx marries Eliza Jackson.

2089

Zachary and Eliza Foxx have their first child, Zachary Foxx Jr.

2090

Humanity finally becomes a major player in the galaxy due to the Andorian hyperdrive. Colonization booms.

2092

Jessica Foxx born

2096

Niko Dal'Ariel is granted permission to leave Xanadu and enroll in the Ranger Academy, provided she never reveal the location or secrets of her planet.

2097

Amid allegations that he illegally sold genetic data, Max Singer is booted from the Supertrooper project. Rumors fly that Max was framed by higher elements.

Ranger Lieutenant Walter Hartford gets his Ph.D in Computer Psychiatry, turning down several lucrative offers in order to continue working at BETA.

2100

After a civilian adviser (Senator Wheiner) releases an unstable DNA accelerant into the barracks air systems, the Supertroopers riot. Dr. Owen Negata is killed. Twenty-four troopers are rendered brain-dead. Twenty-three are captured, twenty-two escape, and only the youngest, Shane Gooseman, stays loyal to BETA. The brain-dead and captured Supertroopers go into cryostasis. The Supertrooper program is terminated. Walsh is given custody of Gooseman who's allowed to enter the Ranger program under certain conditions.

Ranger Zachary Foxx is given the rank of Marshall and heads up a team of Rangers whose jurisdiction includes Kirwin.

The Queen of the Crown learns of the pending alliance of the League of Planets with a new alien specie and immediately sends troops out to capture "Humans".

2103

The final treaties are signed, officially making Earth a member of the League of Planets. Eighty humans are captured when the Crown suddenly emerges in a lightning raid on Kirwin.

In an unrelated incedent, a pirate operating under a Crown Letter of Marque siezes the Ranger vessel *Phoenix,* carrying Ambassadors Waldo and Zozo, Capt. Zachary Foxx, Eliza Foxx, and the two Foxx children. While the Ambassadors and the children escaped relatively unscathed, Capt. Foxx was severely injured in the escape, and Eliza did not escape at all.

Outraged, the League declare war on the Crown. In need of a small, elite special force to deal with certain types of Crown threats, the League turns to BETA and the Rangers. BETA's labs were ready to field-test the still-experimental Series-5 brain implant. Capt. Foxx is appointed to lead the team. He and three other Rangers - Dr. Walter Hartford, Niko, and Shane Gooseman - are fitted with the implants.

The Series begins...