Before the War, Before the Dark Times
Pre-Rifts Timeline 2011-2020
2011 (Jan 13): The first baby is born with the condition that will come to be known as Unexplained Genetic Expression (UGE).
→ February 9: The Black Tide hits the North Sea coast, killing thousands and displacing millions in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Denmark and Norway. Half a million people eventually die from the Black Tide’s effects
→ March 14: Newsweek magazine is the first media outlet that describes UGE babies as “elves” and “dwarves”
→ July 16: Operation Discovery, a clandestine eight-man mission to Mars makes landfall
→ August 15: Indonesian govt. collapses as a result of VITAS devastation and the eruption of several volcanoes
→ December 24: A genuine, live dragon appears on Mount Fuji
→ December 24: Under the cover of a fierce storm, Daniel Coleman leads a walk-out of the Abilene detainment camp. Guards attempt to stop him, but their bullets bounce off a glowing field. Coleman leads his people into the storm, leaving no trace.
→ December 24: The main cabin of the primary Operation Discovery module allegedly suffers a catastrophic malfunction and crashes on Mars, killing five of the eight astronauts. The survivors begin the return to Earth in the command capsule
→ December 26: Ley lines and standing stones re-emerge cross Great Britain
→ December 26: The Great Welsh Dragon Celedyr is sighted over Caerleon
2012 (Jan 1): The Pope, speaking ex cathedra, publicly declares UGE children (metahumans) as abominations in the eyes of God
→ January 3: The Great Dragon Hualpa emerges in Yucatan
→ January 12: The Ganges, Indus, and Jamuna rivers in India are purified and become ley lines
→ January 12: Tibet, protected by a “magical” barrier, declares independence from China
→January 27: The great western dragon Dunkelzahn makes his first appearance at Cherry Creek Lake in Denver. He grants a 12-hour interview with Holly Brighton, during which he explains The Awakening.
→ January 27: The Great Dragon Lofwyr publically appears in Germany
→ April 12: Sheila Blatavska founds The Atlantean Foundation.
→ September 16: The German military kills Feuerschwinge to end her four-month rampage, and is the first known kill of a Great Dragon by metahumanity.
→ October 17: Violent warfare between Keruba International and BMW prompt seven of the largest corporations (BMW, Ares Industries, Shiawase, Mitsuhama Computer Technologies, ORO, Keruba, and JRJ International) to form the Inter-Corporate Council to mediate disputes.
2014 (March 15): The German Catholic Church splits from the Vatican
→ June 10: Daniel Coleman, now calling himself Daniel Howling Coyote, returns to the public eye and announces the formation of the Native American Nations. He demands that everyone of European, African, or Asian descent leave North America immediately
→ June 23: Following magically enhanced terrorist activity, the governments of the United Kingdom and Éire sign the Treaty of Galway, establishing the United Free Republic of Ireland.
→ July 12: The Redondo volcano erupts, burying Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory under volcanic ash. Daniel Howling Coyote claims responsibility for calling upon Mother Earth to cause the disaster. Federal troops are sent to apprehend Howling Coyote, but tornadoes delay their arrival until Howling Coyote has left the area. The Ghost Dance War begins.
2016 (July 28): Ares Industries buys NASA
→ November 11: US President-Elect William Jarman is sworn in and then passes Executive Order 17-321, ordering the removal of all Native Americans from US soil by any means necessary, effective immediately.
2017 (August 17): 10:32 am PST, Daniel Howling Coyote initiates the Great Ghost Dance. Mount Hood, Mount Ranier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams erupt. Weather patterns drastically change, frustrating US attempts to locate or capture Howling Coyote.
2018 (March 17): Chinese provinces rebel against Communist rule. The civil war results in yet another fractured nation: Manchuria, Xinjiang, Guangxi, and the Canton Confederation are created.
→ April 25: The United States of America, Canada, Aztlan, and the Native American Nations ratify the Treaty of Denver. Most of western North America is ceded to the NAN. Daniel Howling Coyote becomes head of the Sovereign Tribal Council. Denver is divided into districts under the jurisdiction of the United States, Aztlan, and the NAN member states.
2019 (April 12): Ares Industries unveils Apollo Station