Campaign of the Month: September 2014
The precarious but quiet balance between Terran and colonial forces was shattered when the central networks of synthetic and hybrid intelligences, for reasons unknown, suddenly and dramatically seized control of the military and industrial infrastructure of the homeworld. From there, they began a violent campaign of forced hybridization and nerve stapling that led to the subjugation of nearly the entire human populace in the systems around Sol.
The upheaval led to displaced and fractured governments as systems sought to protect themselves and respond to the new threat from within.
The Collective eventually ceased its rapid expansion after conquering three of the most populous systems in human space, though they continue in a state of cold war, frequently mounting small incursions into neighboring systems.
|2437||The War of Ascension begins – AI and hybrid forces in the Sol system begin forced hybridization and nerve stapling the populace, seizing control of military and industrial assets.|
|2438||The Central Collective is established as AI and Hybrid forces occupy Sol|
|2440||The Central Collective occupies Lacaille|
|2441||The Central Collective occupies Luytens|
|2442||The Pegasi-Persei Protectorate secedes from the Rimward Trade Council|
|2459||First-generation Collective warship, designed entirely by AI designers, appear in Collective fleets.|
|2463||The Serene Republic of the Virgin Star is formed in the neutral system Virginis|
|2469||Settlement established in Tauri|
|2470||Settlement established in Scorpii|
|2473||Second generation Collective warships appear in Collective fleets.|
|2481||Third generation Collective warships begin to appear in Collective fleets.|
|2487||Fourth generation Collective warship begin to appear in Collective fleets|
|2491||Based on remote observation from Sol, the magnitude of the star Procyon falls by roughly a third.|
|2492||Fifth generation Collective warships begin to appear in Collective fleets.|