Before Faster-Than-Light Travel
Humans colonise the Solar System; the best territory goes to the US and the British.
The mysterious Agency is created by persons unknown. Its existence is kept a secret from all but a select few.
The Far Planet Revolution occurs, with colonies around Jupiter and Saturn rising up against corporate masters after the ‘far planets’ are neglected in favour of research into Faster-Than-Light travel. The revolution is cruelly and violently put down. Several ‘corporate security’ firms are formed just for this purpose.
The first Trinax people land on the Hirudin home planet and are ensnared under their mind control.
The First Age of Human Expansion
Various human factions of Sol discover Faster-Than-Light travel and begin to travel and expand beyond the Solar System
The Wun’Tux wage war on and almost wipe out the Illayko.
The Second Age
Project Atlas is comissioned
After various unsubstantiated stories from colonists, the American colony at Freya goes ‘dark’. The US military find it is the work of the Wun’Tux and shroud the entire incident in a press blackout to prevent panic.
The colonies closest to Sol become developed and populated enough to become known at the Core. So-called ‘megacorporations’ expand their reach to these new worlds.
Following heightening tensions, the Pan-Eurasian War begins, encompassing human colonies in the Core and further afield.
The humans encounter Gnobo and the remnant of the IIlayko, forming an uneasy peace with each species.
In response to the massacre at Freya, human governments shift their colonisation priorities from rapid expansion to caution; only colonies considered defensible are short-listed.
The Project Atlas base is destroyed; research carries on elsewhere.
The Third Age
The Toronto Treaty is signed, marking the end of the Pan-Eurasian War
Professor Yacof takes over Project Atlas.
The Union-Oroso Conflict breaks out. A month later, following the Battle of New Riga, both sides sign an armistice.
Yacof defects to parts unknown with his Project Atlas research and recruits
Human strike back against the Wun’Tux, including the destruction of the Dronta slave market.
The Fourth Age
First deployment of mature American Atlas ‘super soldiers’