The Long Silence

Synopsis

The Long Silence was marked by the growth of colonies on extrasolar planets. So far from their homeworld, the colonists had only the resources they could bring with them on their sleeper ships, or else harvest from their new homes. Success, even survival, was never a sure thing. Periodically, automated probes and supply shipments would arrive in system, but colonies were largely left to develop on their own.

The first experiments in Faster Than Light technologies were carried out during this period, first with communication, then later with propulsion, and as it was refined, the Long Silence started to give way to the formation of the first truly interstellar governments.

As the first wave of human colonization took root, the next wave began its voyage into the stars.


Significant Events

Year Events
2223 Settlement established in Luytens
2227 Settlement established in Lacaille
2249 Settlement established in Delta Pavonis
2264 Settlement established in Beta Hydri
2273 Settlement established in Beta Canum Venaticorum
2276 Settlement established in Virginis
2291 Faster Than Light technology is first tested in a controlled, small-scale experiment.
2303 FTL communication via quantum entanglement is tested.
2315 Settlement established in Zeta Tucanae
2316 Practical FTL propulsion is tested on the experimental craft Fujin, between prototype jump gates in Sol and Alpha Centauri
2321 Settlement established in Beta Comae Berenices
2326 The Federal Commonwealth of Worlds is formed by Sol, Lacaille, Luytens, Delta Pavonis, and Virginis
2331 Settlement established in Alpha Mensae
2336 Settlement established in Iota Persei
2343 Settlement established in Piscium
2348 Settlement established in Lyncis
2350 Settlement established in Iota Pegasi

The Long Silence

Outremer Basileus Basileus