The Techniconica Timeline
Here is the ongoing timeline for Techniconica.
A Question of Time Keeping
The International Techniconica Timecode Notation is a standardised time keep device and serves as the standard notation for recording time in Raglorian literature and has been adopted across the other Districts as well, either through sheer ubiquity or because ITCN is literally everywhere from Highborn Spire newsstands through to military use and beyond.
The Timekeeping Standard Notation is as follows:
Y4379: Signifies the year, usually given in full four digit, although sometimes noted as 2 digits in less formalised settings.
730: The numbered day of the year. Months lost all meaning during the Great Migration and were replaced by a standardised day count. The day part of the date is not usually omitted from most notable cases record keeping such as financial transaction reporting. In all official documents, the day notation is given in strict 3 digit format, with leading '0's applied for day counts less than 100. When a new year occurs, the number is reset to '0'.
20: This is the hour of the day. Usually omitted unless granular time keeping is required.
04: The number of minutes. Standard time keeping specifies 60 minutes per hour. Omitted for all but the scientific requirements.
27: The number of seconds. Standardised 60 second to 1 minute convention persists. Nearly always omitted for all but the scientific requirements.
It is important to consider that the world of Techniconica has an annual period of 347 days, with each day being 25.12 hours longer, making each day slightly longer than that of Old Earth, but the annual period is also shorter to compensate for Techniconica's annual period.
The Resource WarsY2021
Global reserves of precious resources such as common metals, diamonds, gold and other valuable commodities become drained. Commodity prices skyrocket, forcing governments to stock pile the remaining reserves and issue government bonds for civilian supplies.
Widespread panic erupts across Old Earth and several cities are razed as widespread rioting sets in. Millions die in the ensuring chaos.
Martial law is established in several major cities and several smaller countries.
The "Salvation Project" Is FormedY2022
Several of the major governments, notably those from the United Kingdom, United States, China and Russia sign what would later become known as the "Salvation Project".
"Petty" wars are put aside as they strive for a new, common goal, to establish a colony on another world in the vain hopes of starving off global resource starvation.
Each government pledges a large amount of their material reserves to the project in the hope of securing future resources from further out in the solar system.
Mining of the Moon BeginsY2023
Several prospective companies launch exploratory probes to start mining operations on the moon and later Mars. The first companies eventually fail in their ventures, although it does path the way for many of the key technologies needed for future space travel.
The Resource Crisis EruptsY2029
Faced with dwindling natural resources, nation turns upon nation and vast areas erupt into bloodshed as armies are unleashed against neighbors in a bid to secure the last remaining natural resources.
Widespread famine devastates the remaining survivors, and nuclear weapons are used against overly aggressive and oppressive nations.
First Mechs CreatedY2033
The first Mechanised Environmental Constructs are created in with a view to their eventual usage in outer space to effect repairs and upgrades on the generation ships being constructed in the orbital docks. They take several key technologies found in the generational ships and the previous moon mining missions and improve upon them until such point that the technologies for sustainable life support, oxygen generation and power generation becomes small and portable enough to fit inside the cockpits of the newly developed Mechs.
Construction Begins On The Generational ShipsY2045
Construction begins on the first of several multiple generation ships intended to allow mankind to colonise other planets. Several key technologies are incorporated into the Generational Ships which are taken directly from the 1st generation of Mechs such as anti-grav plating, efficient power generation, multi-fuel generators and carbon-scrubber technology.
The world's nations break down into independent city-states. Hundreds of thousands are rendered destitute and thousands more die from the collapse of existing infrastructure.
Work continues on the Generational Ships by those with sufficient wealth and/or power to continue to pour resources into space.
The Great Migration BeginsY2138
Many thousands of intergalactic settlers are sent out across the galaxy in colossal generational ships. It is estimated that they will take several hundred generations to reach their assigned destinations.
The world that would become known as Techniconica is one such destination.
Ablatic Corp. FoundedY2146
Ablatic Corporation is founded.
They are principally a civil defence company tasked with improving ablatic armour designs for Mechs.
The first colonists make planetfall on Techniconica. They establish the colony which would later become known as Distrct Frandor.
Several hundred isolated groups strike out across Techniconica in a bid to earn their own place on the new world.
District Raglor SettledY4129
The settlement of Raglor is settled after substantial oil and ore reserves are discovered.
The "Governor" of Techniconica relocates his base of power to District Raglor on the back of the mineral wealth found there and the large reserves of granite-rich white marble found throughout the region.
Settlers begin to arrive, and Raglor is firmly established as the seat of power across the world within 2 generations.
Sheran Colony EstablishedY4130
The District of Sheran is established to meet local trade agreements and enforce the "fair" trading between everyone involved.
Location taxation of transactions begins a short while later, ensuring a steady stream of incoming for the self-imposed rulership of Sheran.
Governess Ragnor DiesY4131.003
The reining monarch, Governess Tegari, dies. Many suspect murder but nothing can be proven.
Monarch Regallliar AscendsY4131.014
Monarch Regallliar, a distant cousin of the previous Monarch, ascends. Days after ascending, Farran dissidents begin calling for his removal after a series of brutal reprisals whilst they begin calling for his removal. Growing raider attacks on the outskirts of District Raglor begin but retribution is slow in coming.
Monarch Regallliar Is RemovedY4131.034
Monarch Regallliar quickly loses the throne due to his sheer inability to deal with the Farran dissidents. He is removed from office only 20 days in power.
The term "to do a Regallliar" is coined in common parlance for someone who is inept in their office or job.
Political and civil unrest reigns for several weeks whilst a suitable replacement is verified.
Monarch Regallliar Is ExecutedY4131.037
Three days after being removed from office, Regallliar is executed after being captured by Farran infiltrators. Retribution is sought by Raglor, but swiftly forgotten about.
Governess Alica AscendsY4131.055
Governess Alica ascends to the throne of District Raglor. She quickly establishes her power base through sheer bloody-minded domination of her staff. She sets a path of bloody reprisals against Farran and any dissidents amongst the Raglorian population.
Known as the "Bloody Week", public executions are shown across Techniconica as dissidents are executed by firing squad in mass shootings known as "Purgings".
After all known dissidents are dealt with and Farran brought to kneel by the Raglorian army, Alica begins to heal the damage done through carefully considered policy changes.
Battle of Hook BayY4131.063
A small staging point for District Farran is attacked by Raglorian navy forces. The makeshift base is destroyed in the opening barrage, leaving the Farran forces unable to re-deploy.
A small mining settlement experiences rapid growth due to it be situated at the cross roads of seven great trading routes between the more prosperous Districts.
Callixis expands rapidly, not only because it's location is ideal for traders to rest at, but Callixis begins to imply a small tithe on all goods passing through which helps feed the growth.
Eventually, most traders find alternative, more direct trading routes, but by then District Callixis is firmly established in its own right and becomes a supply and trading hub itself.
Several hundred colonists settle in the Hooorain valley after being exiled from Oran.
They quickly prosper due to the rich natural resources found there. They manage to acquire several powerful shield generators from Raglor.
Development of the SynthsY4134
District Frandor begins development work on the Synths.
Prain is FoundedY4135
The "garden city" of Prain is founded and to commerate, a great feast day is held in Raglor province.
Oran Trading House OpensY4138
The House Oran officially opens its doors after several years of successful trading with near cities.
Ore Seams FoundY4138.341
Oran District finds rich seams of Chraon ore beneath the bedrock it rests upon. Excavation begins immediately, in secret.
New trade lines are opened with the other Districts to exploit the new ore seam.
Gate Tolls Are InstalledY4141
Farran District first institutes their infamous gate-tolls, to immediate effect of raising massive sums of credits for the local economy. Trade plummets for the next few years as a direct result.
Farrenwood Cult EmergesY4141.302
The Farrenwood Cult emerges across Techniconica in a night of bloodshed and mayhem. Mass "cullings" of civilian and military targets are carried out lterally over night. Their attacks are designed to subvert the Districts and cause havoc amongst the populace of Techniconica.
Unsurprisingly, Distrait Prain survives the night unscaythed. Some of the other Districts attempt to pin the blame for the Cults existence on District Prain, but nothing can be proven - although it was later revealed Prain knew about the cult and had routed out any dissidents from within it's walls prior to the Farrenwood Cult emerging in a blood bath of death and destruction.
The Great War BeginsY4148.232
War engulfs the city-states as they finally declare war formally on each other. The more affluent city-states survive the great war, protected as they are but city-wide powered fields and armies of armoured vehicles.
Minor use of nuclear weaponry takes place amongst the most affluent Districts, although it is limited to a few, minor exchanges.
The Great War EndsY4149.011
A vast portion of the population are either dead or slowly dying, the war itself burns itself out with most of the major parties losing interest in the war after the initial bout of hostilities. Isolated pockets of hostilities continue for some time afterwards, but are limited to localised guerrilla warfare or intercontinental missile exchanges which achieve little effect.
Governess Tegari Ascends To The ThroneY4151.112
Tegari is installed as the reining monarch of the Raglor District. Although she is currently in her early 80's she still retains power.
The Spears of War Treaty SignedY4151.264
Governess Raglor urges all Districts to curtail their nuclear arsenals, imposing strict penalties on all Districts if they do not disarm and threats of annexation if they didn't dismantle any nuclear weapons above 1KT in power.
After several months of bargaining and continual political manoeuvring (and several successful assassinations), the Treaty is signed by all Districts and all nuclear warheads above 1KT are dismantled or rendered useless.
The Governess is heralded as a saviour of peace by the general populace, and her popularity increases with the general population, but the District rulers vowed revenge for forcing their hands through less than savoury means.
District Sheran CollapsesY4152
The District of Sheran collapses into internal civil war as political intrigue finally reaches boiling point. Refugees from Sheran make the journey to the neighbouring Districts only to be turned away by force. Many die on the journey back. Sources at the time point to Prain operatives as a contributing factor to the fall of Sheran.
Callixian Senate OverthrownY4156
The Senate of District Callixis is briefly thrown into dissarray for twenty days whilst local Enforcers deal with sudden riots caused by a drastic tax policy change instigated by the Senate. Senate begins holding regular meetings with increased security as a direct result after the riots are quashed and those responsible for instigating them are quietly "dealt with".
Synths First Used In CombatY4161
The Synths are first employed on the open battlefield to great success against District Raglor.
District Prain begins to make contact with Sheran in the hopes of fostering trade agreements and manufacturering links. They are rebuffed by Cataonus Mung himself.
The Davin RaidY4163.333
District Prain launches a small attack against District Sheran. Infiltrators manage to break through the outer defences before being discovered. By which time, the attack was already underway and Sheran forces were able to contain the attacking force of 2 commando teams.
Massacre of Davious SandsY4170.110
The sands of the Davious Desert were the scene of a small scale tank battle between Oran and Sheran over mineral mining rights. Little was resolved by the conflict.
Butcher's Lake IncidentY4172
A small, experimental craft is stolen by Prain infiltrators from Frandor scientists. Little is known about the current location of the craft after it was stolen.
Rich Ore Seam FoundY4192
An Explorator team from Callixis finds an extensive ore seam. Salvage teams from both Prain and Farran are spotted battling over the seam whilst Callixis arranges for a Salvage team of their own to secure the seam by force if nessecary.
When the Callixisian team arrives eighteen days later, the ore seam is nearly depleted by Farran and Prain salvage teams.
The Dawnson Cult EmergesY4194
An enigmatic leader rises amongst the populace of Sheran, known as Father Dawnson. The Dawnson Cult begins to grow in size as word spreads about the teachings of the Father.
Father Dawnson, head of the Dawnson Cult completes his planned ritual suicide, killing all 5054 members of the Cult through poisoning of the community water supply. The deaths take place over 3 days, leaving no survivors of the cult.
Skulken is colonised
The settlement of Vulnar is established.
Skry is settled
Traapt is settled.
Victus Pox CreatedY4228
The Victus Pox is created by Frandor scientists. This highly virulent disease is highly contagious, but limited to 48 hour contagion window which was designed into the virus itself.
Franx is SettledY4229
Franx is settled.
Victus Pox StolenY4229.115
Prain infiltration specialists break into one of the most secure labs in District Frandor to steal the Victus Pox which is successful. The Victus Pox disappears without a trace.
Drakkx is settled
Lulan is colonised
Drazen is settled
Callixis Arms EmbargoY4254
Callixis begins an arms embargo on its fellow Districts. It is short-lived however, lasting only twelve days after being rendered unenforceable by black market merchants who are more than willing to run arms, munitions and other war material out of the great forges of Callixis.
The town of Barrendor is established and grows rapidly.
Cataonus Mung is elected into office at the age of 27. He is the youngest man to bear the title of 'Cataonus' since the days of Gyrai.
Strumm Bay MassacreY4257.341
Refugees from District Raglor, fleeing the plague are killed by Hooorain enforcers after they attempted to breach the city walls using stolen mining demo charges.
Victus Pox Plague EruptsY4259
A viriluent strain of Victus Pox rages across Techniconica, spread by traders going District to District.
Several thousand people died and many thousands were left with permanent scarring to their lungs, throats and lips from the acidic bile that the virus caused.
The Pox was eventually stopped through vaccinations of all non-effected citizens and strict containment and quarantine of afflicted areas of Districts for a period of 2 weeks whilst the Pox ran it's course and entered it's non-contagious stages.
Arch Inquisitor RisesY4263
The Arch Inquisitor of Hooorain gains public support after a series of brutal purging of several criminal gangs operating within the District and out in the bordering lands. The Arch Inquisitor is eventually killed by a syndicate of organised criminals warlords after twelve relatively peaceful weeks.
The title of the Arch Inquisitor dies out of favour with the populace, except in times of states of drastic emergency in the Hooorain District.
The Architect General begins rapid and aggressive expansion of the Prain District into the surrounding areas.
They secure several key locations with their latest expansion. Most of the territory is won without much bloodshed through subtle trade agreements, subdiversion and greater intrigue. A few border skirmishes occur, but no major battles are thought.
The First Great AuditY4268
At the command of the ruling Electorate of District Raglor and the behest of the Governor, a mass population audit is conducted. Estimated accuracy of 95.45% achieved.
Estimated population sits at 749,809.
Tullinor is settled.
First Skrill Site DiscoveredY4270
The first of many Skrill sites are found deep underground of an ancient alien civilization that existed thousands of years prior to humans settling on Techniconica.
The First Arch Daecon Enters Public ConsciousnessY4275
The shadowy overlord of District Prain enters the wider public consciousness as the Arch Daecon's existence becomes public knowledge after leaked documents point to his existence. Some disagree with the document's authenticity, citing them as faked forgeries.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 935,555.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 1.18M.
Frandor's Council DisbandedY4290
District Frandor's Council is disbanded after allegations of corruption. An interim governmental body is set up separate from the Council to oversee the District's business.
Several key battles are fought against District Farran and Frandor.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 1.66M.
Tuxian Settlement FoundedY4305
Frandor's Council ReturnsY4307
Frandor's Council is returned to full status after a period of 17 years of it being disbanded. Formal power and titles are returned to those sitting on the Council.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 1.84M.
Darkman's Edge BattleY4312
The region of Darkmans' Edge becomes the scene of bloodshed as four Districts converge on the same ore deposits deep under the ground at Darkmans' Edge.
Second Skrill Site DiscoveredY4315
Another ancient Skrill sight discovered. More alien artefacts are uncovered from deep beneath the crust.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 2.32M.
Cataonus Mung is BornY4325
Tegerus Lorach Is BornY4327
Tegerus Lorach is born into a family with four older sisters.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 2.32M.
Raglorian Phalanx MassacreY4334.241
A Raglorian army is ambushed and massacred by District Oran.
Cataonus Mung AscendsY4336
Cataonus Mung ascends to leadership of District Sheran.
Tiarian Mung is Born Y4337
Tiarian is born. He is forced out of District Sheran by his older sibling, Cataonus.
The Tuxian settlement is purged by Raglorian forces after it was uncovered that they were willingly providing Prain operatives with safe heavens
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 2.57M.
Ultor Utani is BornY4340
He is born into the most influential family of District Callixis. Within 17 years, he becomes the defacto leader for his family after the death of his parents.
Mount Kray EruptsY4341
The volcano, Kray, erupts. District Raglor is put into a state of national emergency. The volcano does no real damage to the District.
Tiarian Mung AscendsY4345
Mung ascends to rulership of District Farran.
Barranx Artillery ExchangeY4345
District Sheran & District Hooorain exchange artillery fire across the Barranx desert range.
Attempted Assassination Attempt on Cataonus MungY4346
District Prain attempts a daring raid to assassin Cataonus Mung. The assassination attempt fails as Mung's bodyguard react with brutal efficiency.
The Mung ReprisalY4346.244
District Prain comes under attack from District Sheran as a retribution force seeks justice on the District. The army is quickly destroyed by Prain's automated defences, leading to twenty years of hostilities between the two Districts.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 2.21M.
Licksis Lorach is BornY4352
The one that will become known as the Outcast Son by District Raglor. He eventually settles in District Hooorain despite their normal hostility toward Outcasters.
Ultor Utani's Parents Are MurderedY4357
Ultor Utani's parents are murdered in cold blood by a hired hit man. As oldest of 3 sons, Ultor becomes head of his family and becomes the most influential man of the District as a result.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 2.78M.
Rictus Virus Unleashed AgainY4360
The Rictus Plague is unleashed on the world by an unknown terrorist group.
The Rictus Plague ravages all the Districts, reducing their populations drastically.
Battle of YorskY4362
A small Raglorian patrol is ambushed by a small District Sheran army. There were only eight survivors to report the battle to Raglorian authorities.
Marxen Hacktor Becomes Head of Frandor CouncilY4365
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 2.58M.
Battle For Tresman PrassY4371
Callixis and District Oran battle across the gorge of Tresman Prass.
Battle of Tormentor's BayY4371
Second Battle for Tresman PrassY4372
The Savage Flu EruptsY4372A particularly virulent strain of flu erupts out across Techniconica. It kills several hundred people in a few days. Many believe that the virus was man-made due to the speed of the outbreak and that it erupted in several places at once. No District or group claims responsibility if it was.
Battle of Blood PassY4372
Hook Bay MassacreY4372
Battle for Onynx HarbourY4372
Comet Casen SpottedY4373A comet streaks across the skies of Techniconica in the northern hemisphere. Many see it as a portent for years of war. Others see it for what it truly was, a very real near miss.
The Salt Flats Cult EmergesY4373
Bleak Cliffs SuicidesY4374
The Darkener DayY4375
A massive solar flare causes several power grids to fail. Several Districts are thrown into darkness as power fails.
Assassination Attempt on Marxen HacktorY4376
District Prain Goes DarkY4376
Earthquakes Rocks FarranY4376
Riots Break OutY4376
Tortan Weapon TheftY4376
Mount Kray Erupts AgainY4377
Tartus Munion EscapesY4377
Battle of PhalanxY4377
The small Phalanx Valley is host to a battle between District Prain and District Raglor. Neither District manages to gain an upper hand during the battle and both forces eventually withdraw.
Trapt Mining IncidentY4377
Several miners are killed in a mining accident - many believe that the incident was caused on purpose but no hard proof has been provided.
Battle of ConwayY4377
Several Districts are embroiled in a large battle over mineral rights in the Skullgone Valley.
Direvox Erupts in DrakkxY4377
Direvox plague erupts in the settlement of Drakkx. Half the population succumb to the plague.
The present day.