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First human expedition arrives on the planet Mars and establishes several permanent outposts
Construction of the first Martian city and a planetary shipyard
Colonization from both Earth and Mars spreads further to other planets of the Solar system
Horrible tragedy on Earth during testing of an advanced new ship propulsion for extra-solar travels. Main governments and corporations evacuate to Mars
Colonial Alliance is founded and includes all colonized planets of the Solar system
Colonial Alliance returns to Earth and starts a war with the remaining population in order to establish a new social structure
War on Earth ends, new Earth Alliance is established and it includes the planet Earth and six Solar colonies
Construction of the first Starpoint, a gateway to Sirius system
First scientific and military vessels enter Sirius system. A new colonization begins
Colonized planets in the Sirius system in open rebellion against Earth Alliance. State of emergency is declared
Earth Alliance crushes the Sirius rebellion. First Colonial Directorate is established in Sirius to maintain order
Foundation of the Earth Empire, all emergency jurisdiction is permanently in the hands of High Governor and his Council
Colonization of Orion system begins, second Colonial Directorate introduced
Science vessel „Nostromo“ investigates newly discovered wormhole and reaches the Gemini system, very unusual and unstable system with large number of habitable planets
Starpoint Gemini constructed, colonization begins rapidly, third Colonial Directorate founded
Empire begins the Orion Project, the creation of enhanced humans based on uncovered alien technology
First uprising erupts in now very populated and wealthy Gemini system
Enhanced human clones in Orion start an open rebellion. Imperial Command attempts to shut down the project
Colonial Directorate defeated in Gemini, the Starpoint incident closes the Starpoint and Gemini remains separated from the Empire
Empire makes the first contact with a presumably extinct alien species in the Orion system. Aliens help human clones in the rebellion
Imperial forces are driven out of the Orion system. Project Eulogy begins with great haste.
First two Leviathans cross to Orion system, both get destroyed in heavy battles
Human hybrid clones invade Imperial main space with the alien support
Empire is losing grip on its main space. It is driven to desperate measures. Two Leviathans travel to Sirius system but are lost without a trace. Spread out imperial armada abandons search.
Starpoint Gemini is reopened, second Gemini war ends. Empire suddenly commands full withdrawal of all remaining forces to Gemini system, including the remaining Leviathans. Earth in the Solar system is no longer the foothold of humankind.
Battered Empire seizes a small territory in Gemini and attempts to regain its strength as it becomes apparent that the A'Shriari aliens stopped advancing into this system
Last remnants of Colonial Directorate in Gemini are destroyed. Secret alien incursions committed by a faction that goes by the name „Brotherhood“ begin
Many Gemini factions, united by the fear of the Empire returning to power, start a relentless campaign to drive them out of Gemini.
Empire crumbles completely and disappears. Starpoint gateway is operational again.
Last refugee group to arrive in Gemini from former imperial main space, establishes a unique faction called Solari Concord. Other Gemini factions see them as the Empire supporters and attack them immediately.
Concord scientists and engineers assemble first Proxima from the old imperial Leviathan blueprints, a planet-destroying weapon that turned the tide of war.
Solari Concord survives the attacks from other Gemini factions and manages to coexist with them. They lead more and more frequent expeditions through the Starpoint to other forgotten imperial systems. News finally arrive about the developments there and the aliens’ intentions now that the war is over.
A'Shriari race declares they have no desire to eliminate the human race, and that their goal was to bring the Empire down. They sign a peace treaty according to which they are to return to their space but keep their presence in the former Empire systems to oversee the situation there.
After almost half a century, human factions Nexus and MultiOps send their colonization ships from Gemini to repopulate and rebuild the old imperial territory in the Sirius and Solar systems. They meet a new faction called Liberland. The Empire is no more, but its legacy lies in the Templar faction that is secretly working to restore it.
...to be continued!
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