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A timeline of events that constitute the background to X4 including events from previous X games

-1282042 Earth scientists create Jump Gates (2 billion years after 'The Ancients' created the main Jump Gate network).
-1242046 An Earth-built Jump Gate connects to a Jump Gate already in Alpha Centauri (Brennan's Triumph) revealing 'The Ancients' Jump Gate network
-1242046 The flight of the Winterblossom to explore the Jump Gate Network lead by René Farnham
-1222048 The Winterblossom is recalled
-1182052 USC established
-1042066 Terraformer Project begins
-712099 Terraformer Project is terminated
-252145 The First Terraformer Conflict
-232147 The Earth Jump Gate is destroyed to protect Earth and it's remains orbit Mars
-232147 The First Terraformer Conflict ends
02170 Earth is removed from the history of the Terraformer Conflict's survivors
1032273 Terraformer Conflict survivors relocate to the 4th planet in the Sonra System, named Argon Prime after Nathan R. Gunne
1032273 The Argon Federation is established
1302300 Argon make first contact with the Paranid
2022372 Goner Sect is formed on the belief that Earth still exists
2152385 Xenon destroy the superstation "Antigone", The sector Antigone Memorial and The Antigone Republic is named in its honour
2412491 The Argon Federation begins expanding throughout the Jump Gate network
3232493 Argon make first contact with the Boron
3242494 Split Patriarchy invade Boron space. Argon Federation aligns with Boron, Paranid align with Split
3282498 Community of Planets is formed
5142684 200 Years of Cold War
5502720 First contact with the Teladi
5892759 Credits become the currency of the X universe
~608~2778 The Hatikvah Free League is established
7352905 Xenon ship enters Sol using a Gateless Jumpdrive
7422912 Evolution of the Xenon

X:Btf /


Arrival of Kyle Brennan and USC X (Xperimental Shuttle) in the Jump Gate network after a Jump Drive test
7422912 Arrival of Elena Kho and Getsu Fune in the Jump Gate network in search of Kyle Brennan and the USC X
7422912 The Jump Gate network is reconfigured with the Teladi home-world (Ianamus Zura) cut-off
7432913 Terracorp is established by Kyle Brennan and Elena Kho to finance research to return to earth
7632933 First contact with the Kha'ak
7632933X2The President's End massacre
7632933X2The Battle of Omicron Lyrae
7642934X3:RThe race to find Earth
7642934X3:RThe Paranid Empire constructs a Jump Gate to reconnect Earth to the Jump Gate Network
7642934 The Earth Jump Gate is relocated to the Asteroid Belt
7642934X3:TCRelations with the Terrans begin to cool
7642934X3:TCOperation: Final Fury
7642934X3:TCThe Xenon Hub is discovered
7702940 Tensions Build over AGI usage
7742944X3:AP*The Terran Conflict begins between the Terrans and their Argon cousins, The Community of Planets later joins in support of the Argon Federation
7782948X3:AP*The Destruction of the Torus Aeternal
7782948X3:APHighways near completion in Albion based on Terran Trans-Orbital Accelerator technology reverse engineered by Jonferco (JSS)
7802950 Warp Instability
7822952X3:AP**Beryll Astrotech unleashes a new AGI threat on Sol from reverse engineered Xenon fighters
7822952 The Jump Gate Shutdown


2952 USC and ATF are reformed into the Terran Protectorate
7822952X:R*Plutarch Mining Corporation (PMC) takes control of the Albion system
8012971 The Alliance of the Word is established
8032973X:RThe Gates Reopen
8032973X:RA treaty is signed between the remnants of the Argon Government, Heart of Albion and The Republic of Canterra, bringing an end to the Terran Conflict
8202990 The Gate Network Stabilises
8202990 Paranid Civil war begins between the Godrealm of the Paranid and the Holy Order of the Pontifex after each faction establishes their own Pontifex during The Jump Gate Shutdown
8252995X4:FBoso Ta escapes Split capture and steals a Terran Science Station



The remains of the Free Families Fleet is destroyed by the Zyarth Patriarchy in Fires of Defeat/Victory
8252995X4:FThe Hatikvah Free League breaks away from illicit dealings with the Scale Plate Pact with Argon Federation support





NTNew Time (years since removing Earth from Argon history)
EYEarth Years /AD/CE
**Epilogue / Immediately after story events of game
X:BtfX: Beyond the Frontier (1999)
X:TX: Tension (2000)
X2X2: The Threat (2004)
X3:RX3: Reunion (2005)
X3:TCX3: Terran Conflict (2008)
X3:APX3: Albion Prelude (2011)
X3:FLX3: Farnham's Legacy (2021)
X:RX: Rebirth (2013)
(TTO)X: Rebirth The Teladi Outpost DLC (2014)
(HoL)X: Rebirth Home of Light DLC (2016)
X4:FX4: Foundations (2018)
(SV)X4: Foundations Split Vendetta DLC (2020)
(CoH)X4: Foundations Cradle of Humanity DLC (2021)