Reformation Epoch Calendar

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Rebellions rising against the Empire, Joseph faking his own death, metal-eating squids, dead terrorists coming back from the grave, the universe's anus shitting out green calamari, and now Vespid takes the next step in fucking political suicide! It's the 986th Year of the Post-Reformation Epoch, and Namine's gone fucking mad!


The Reformation Epoch Calendar is a calendar created and used by the Empire of Namine.

History

The Reformation Epoch Calendar was enacted by the Empire of Namine as its official calendar upon the Empire's final conquest of Namine in 573 RE. The name does not, as some uninformed outside observers believe, refer to the reformation of the First Empire into the Second; rather, it refers to the reformation of civilization and culture on Namine as a whole. Although the Keilicaela were once unilaterally united under the Helminth, this knowledge is relegated to the upper echelons of the Imperial Synod. As such, the reformation referred to by the calendar is based on a well-recorded fact in public Imperial history: civilization existed on Namine before the Keilicaela. It is said that the Aen-Keilicaela who first founded Verikron learned from and synthesized the teachings of Namine's original civilization. Thus, the resulting Empire that sprung up around Verikron sought to see Namine return to the guiding principles of this lost people, and with the declaration of the Inevitable Edict, the Empire began its struggle to bring all the Keilicaela of Namine to heel in the 573 years that would come to be referred to as the "Reformation Epoch (RE)." The times before the formation of the First Empire are called "Before the Reformation Epoch (BRE)."

The Reformation Epoch would come to a close 573 years after it started. All following years are referred to as "Post-Reformation Epoch (PRE)." With the end of the reformation came the Imperial hegemony of Namine. With the Reformation Epoch Calendar being the Empire's official calendar, it is only logical that the Empire would mark the end of the reformation as their victory; the Empire regards itself as the culmination of both the teachings and lessons from a lost civilization and the blood shed during the reformation.

Despite the disbandment of the First Empire, the colonies left behind largely continued to use the Reformation Epoch Calendar, keeping it relevant to post-Corruption Keilicaela societies. By the time the Second Empire came to power, the year was 980 PRE. Seeing no reason to change the calendar or otherwise break tradition (largely due to the Second Empire being comprised of mostly the same core components as the first), the Reformation Epoch Calendar was quickly upheld by the Second Empire and continues to persist to this day.

Timeline

The timeline of the Reformation Epoch Calendar, divided by the Epochs, is as follows:

Before the Reformation Epoch

  • 96000 BRE: The Helminth burrows into Namine and begins feeding on portions of the planet's mantle
  • 94000 BRE: Civilization emerges on Namine's surface
  • 89100 BRE: Extant civilization takes note of the Helminth and devises a strategy to rid it from Namine; the Helminth constructs Keilicaela hordes to defend itself
  • 89000 BRE: After 100 years of strife, the Keilicaela succeed in devouring all civilization on Namine; some survivors flee the planet via spacecraft and are not heard from again; soon thereafter, the Singularities take notice of the Helminth and induce its slumber; eons-long uninterrupted Keilicaela evolution and interaction begins
  • 5000 BRE: The Keilicaela attain sapience
  • Sometime after 5000 BRE: The Cult of Namine emerges, rising to prominence amongst the entire Keilicaela species
  • 4000 BRE: The first Keilcaela city-state, Verikron, emerges
  • 3950 BRE: City-states emerge to compete with Verikron, sparking thousands of years of war as sovereign city-states become the dominant form of civilization on Namine
  • 1240 BRE: The Currai Imperium conquers the Crysek species
  • 1148 BRE: The Enlightened Ones expunge the Imperium from the Crysek homeworld, freeing the species; the Crysek plunge into perpetual war for hundreds of years, eventually organizing into the Holy Conglomerate of Litiket
  • 1139 BRE: The Oshdur create the Helminth via mass Veil manipulation, which promptly returns to the Veil of Webs from whence it came and swims backwards in time to before the year 96,000 BRE, where it goes on to find Namine, burrow into it, and eventually create the Keilicaela
  • 648 BRE: The Enlightened Ones successfully overturn the Currai Imperium, ridding the Milky Way Galaxy of their reign
  • 460 BRE: The Cult of Namine loses influence as few Keilicaela tribes are left untouched by city-states
  • 0 BRE: The city-states of Thutria, Thyste, and Skopida are conquered by Verikron, forming the Empire of Namine and putting an end to the time before the Reformation Epoch

The Reformation Epoch

  • 0 RE: The Empire of Namine formally declares the Inevitable Edict: its agenda to, by conquest, spread the teachings of the lost civilization the Keilicaela of the Helminth consumed; this marks the beginning the of the Reformation Epoch and initiates the War of Imperial Hunger
  • 3 RE: The Empire begins reverse-engineering spacecraft technology left behind from the original inhabitants of Namine
  • 67 RE: The Seething Sting is founded.
  • 99 RE: Imperial reverse-engineering efforts bear fruit with a fightercraft prototype
  • 100 RE: First Keilicaela AI prototype; all known practitioners of the Cult of Namine are dead, converted by the Inevitable Edict, or consumed by the city-states, save for the savages of the Great Sharazdi Desert and the Tvi-Keilicaela Sootshrouded, who sequester themselves into Zarine Ashfield, where they suffer through a barren existence in hiding well into the Post-Reformation Epoch
  • 101 RE: The universe shivers as Tartirus slithers forth from the wretched womb of a cursed Manumarian woman
  • 110 RE: Keilicaela spacecraft technology becomes viable and is under an Imperial monopoly
  • 115 RE: City-states hostile to the Empire succeed in espionage efforts and secure the blueprints to construct their own fightercraft
  • 117 RE: The city-states of Namine now war in the solar system, competing for asteroid mining rights
  • 393 RE: Ferkanid Trinalak is born
  • 431 RE: Ferkanid becomes Emperor of the Empire of Namine
  • 433 RE: Ferknaid begins his push to end the over 400-year-long war with the intent of conquering Namine
  • 436 RE: The Vokyran Ascendancy is formed
  • 450 RE: The Empire of Namine begins studying faster-than-light travel, opening the door for the advent of Tearstream 154 years later
  • 499 RE: Zyrexis Scendtherinae is born
  • 550 RE: For the first time since the precursor civilization's age and after over a century of work on the Empire's part, the Helminth once again produces Keilicaela--each one spirited away to Imperial training facilities to be indoctrinated into the Imperial army and trained to use the weapons of war they would need to conquer Namine
  • 570 RE: A grand fleet of Imperial fightercraft is constructed under Ferkanid's orders
  • 573 RE: The Empire is the dominant power on Namine; final year of RE

The Post-Reformation Epoch

  • 0 PRE: The Empire of Namine is the only ruling political power on the planet; the Empire sets its sights on the stars
  • 20 PRE: Ferkanid Trinalak dies, his final orders being to render inert the modifications he made to the Helminth; Zyrexis Scendtherinae declared Supreme Commander
  • 31 PRE: Tearstream technology emerges
  • 34 PRE: Universal Tearstream Solutions, a company comprised of the minds behind the Tearstream drive, is formed
  • 50 PRE: Nymerris becomes weaponized
  • 51 PRE: The Empire initiates its agenda to colonize different planets
  • 113 PRE: Zyrexis Scendtherinae is assassinated by the Seething Sting; his successor is currently undocumented
  • 200 PRE: The Empire expands to 20 star systems and grows to around 60 before the Fall of Namine
  • 500 PRE: Keilicaela AI become self-aware
  • 798 PRE: The Aquilae finishes construction; it spends 97 years in the Andromeda Galaxy before returning to the Milky Way
  • 802 PRE: The Crysek finish the exploration of their entire solar system
  • 812 PRE: Cavthiex Aristroptera is born
  • 869 PRE: Australia discovers the Imperium cache on Earth, soon to be followed by Russia and India
  • 876 PRE: Australia, Russia, and India travel to the stars with reverse-engineered Imperium technology
  • 885 PRE: Cavthiex Aristroptera is declared Supreme Commander
  • 888 PRE: The Crysek have three disastrous first-contact events with Humanity
  • 895 PRE: Fall of Voyakarai; the Aquilae returns to the Milky Way to provide support to Voyakarai; the Vokyran Ascendancy is dissolved; sometime after this year, the Ashderian Regime is formed from the Ascendancy's ashes
  • 896 PRE: Humans discover Moirai
  • 911 PRE: Around this year, the Esperance Pact is formed from the three dominant Human nations
  • 920 PRE: Thisposa is born
  • 928 PRE: Vespid Heterodonyx is born
  • 929 PRE: The Keilicaela who would come to be known as Ferkanid Trinalak II is born
  • 930 PRE: The Eternal Solace is constructed
  • 940 PRE: The Acid Rain undergoes manufacturing
  • 942 PRE: Thegalet comes online
  • 943 PRE: Hromund the Unsparing is born and goes on to establish the Spears of the Aesir in his adult life
  • 945 PRE: The Angen-2 colony is wiped out by the Death Plague event; Eternal Solace disappears
  • 947 PRE: The Seething Sting collapses
  • 949 PRE: The Corruption emerges; Fall of Namine; Empire displaced; Cavthiex deposed; Armada of Namine's Fire is born and begins their 26-year-long crusade against the Corruption
  • 949 PRE: Vespid arrives on Terreki
  • 950 PRE: Imperial colonies balkanize while the sundered Namine enters the Reconstruction; four systems enter into a pact while the other three form the Qualdron Alignment
  • 950 PRE: Keilicaela worlds manage to defend themselves against Corruption incursion; some smaller and more remote systems fall prey and are annihilated
  • 951 PRE: In a bloody coup, Ferkanid Trinalak II ascends to the head of the Qualdron Alignment
  • 951 PRE: Vespid founds the Terreki Conglomerate
  • 960 PRE: The Stormbound Coalition, an anti-Alignment insurgency group, is founded
  • 960 PRE: Crysek technological advancement screeches to a halt; Holy Conglomerate of Litiket tries and fails to join the Compact of the United Civilized Systems of the Milky Way Galaxy; Crysek presence in the Milky Way reduced to their homeworld by the Corruption
  • 962 PRE: The Corruption invade Terreki and the Terreki Resistance rises from the ashes of the Terreki Conglomerate
  • 963 PRE: The Armada of Namine's Fire arrives on Terreki, purges it of Corruption presence, absorbs the Terreki Resistance into their ranks, and links up with the Ashderian Regime
  • 976 PRE: All known Corruption instances become extinct; around this year, Vespid becomes Field Admiral in the Armada of Namine's Fire
  • 979 PRE: Reconstruction efforts come to a close with one final, grand push from the Armada of Namine's Fire and the Ashderian Regime
  • 980 PRE: The Second Empire forms with Vespid at the helm and New Thutria as its capital on Namine; non-Alignment colonies and the Armada of Namine's Fire join the Second Empire
  • 980 PRE: The Syndicate is formed by the newly-reborn Empire of Namine and the powers once involved in the Great Crusade: the Vigilant, the Alarian Splinter, and the Ashderian Regime
  • 980 PRE: Caranak withdraws from the Root Universe
  • 980 PRE: Alignment declares war on the Empire
  • 981 PRE: Alignment reverse-engineering revitalizes the Corruption using the Death Plague genome; Vespid sends Imperial war machine into overdrive
  • 983 PRE: The Alignment is crushed and the second Corruption driven to extinction; Ferkanid Trinalak II dies; Stormbound Coalition remains a lasting power on Qualdron
  • 985 PRE: Crysek Arc
  • 986 PRE: Boundary Cataclysm; the universe finally exhales a sigh of relief as Tartirus fucking dies, ending his admittedly impressive 1,458-year-long reign of terror; Princefall; present year