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

NTEYX-GameEvent
-1282042 Earth scientists create Jump Gates (2 billion years after 'The Ancients' created the main Jump Gate network).
-1272043 USC established.
-1242046 The flight of the Winterblossom to explore the Jump Gate network begins lead by René Farnham.
-1222048 The Winterblossom is recalled.
-1042066 Terraformer Project begins.
-712099 Terraformer Project is terminated.
-252145 The First Terraformer Conflict.
-232147 The Earth Jump Gate is destroyed to protect Earth (By X4 its 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 The Boron Campaign: Split Patriarchy invade Boron space. Argon Federation aligns with Boron, Paranid align with Split.
3282498 Community of Planets is formed.
5502720 First contact with the Teladi.
5892759 Credits become the currency of the X universe.
~608~2778 The Hatikvah Free League is established.
7252895 The Yaki Syndicate forms
7352905 Xenon ship enters Sol using a "Gateless Jumpdrive". Terran engineers begin reverse-engineering the drive for the USC X.
7422912

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Arrival of Earth Fleet test pilot Kyle Brennan and the USC X (Xperimental Shuttle) in the Jump Gate network after a Jump Drive test.
7422912

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X:T

Arrival of Elena Kho and  USC Getsu Fune in the Jump Gate network in search of Kyle Brennan and the USC X.
7422912 The Jump Gate network is reconfigured. Notably, the Teladi homeworld Ianamus Zura is reconnected to the network.
7422912 Rhonkar deposes Chin to become Patriarch of All Split. Family Chin's territories are annexed by the emergent Family Rhonkar. Rhonkar leads the Split Families for 40 years until the Jump Gate Shutdown.
7432913 Black Hole Sun is destroyed by a Xenon super-weapon. The resulting emission is believed to be responsible for destroying the Kha'ak Homeworld.
7432913 Terracorp is established by Kyle Brennan and Elena Kho to finance 'Jumpdrive' 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 between the Yaki Syndicate and the Paranid Empire.
7642934X3:RThe Paranid Empire constructs a Jump Gate to reconnect Earth to the Jump Gate network. The Earth Government is invited to join the Argon Federation, Earth declines.
7642934 The Earth Jump Gate is relocated to the Asteroid Belt to protect Earth.
7642934X3:TCRelations with the Terrans begin to cool.
7642934X3:TCOperation Final Fury: The Argon Navy wipes out all known Kha'ak hives. Attacks become far more infrequent.
7642934X3:TCThe Xenon Hub is discovered by Bala Gi and Julian Brennan.
7642934X3:TCThe Terran lost colony of Aldrin is rediscovered with Terraformers and Humans living in harmony. Aldrin's Gates are re-opened leading to colonies including Megnir and Segaris that had been razed during the First Terraformer Conflict.
7702940 Tensions Build over AGI usage between the Terrans and the Community of Planets.
~770~2940 Family Zyarth and Family Ryk are is cut-off from the Jump Gate network leaving Family Zyarth bordering the Xenon. The formerlatter's isolation bordering the Xenon predicament allowed Family Zyarth to become self-sustaining and depose Rhonkar following the Jump Gate Realignment.
~770~2940 Plutarch Mining Corporation relocates from the Ore Belt to the recently discovered Albion System. Co-operation with Jonferco (JSS) facilitates the deployment of Trans-Orbital Accelerators in Albion based on Terran designs. JSS begins developing Highway Technology to supplant the Accelerators.
7742944X3:AP*Terran Conflict: War begins between the Terrans and their Argon cousins over the latter's continued usage of AGI. The Community of Planets later joins in support of the Argon Federation.
7782948X3:AP*The destruction of the Torus Aeternal occurs escalating the Terran Conflict. The vast majority of its remains are recycled during the Jump Gate Shutdown.
7782948X3:APHighways near completion in Albion based on Terran Trans-Orbital Accelerator technology reverse engineered by Jonferco (JSS).
7802950X3:FLWarp Instability occurs with increasing numbers of systems like Albion becoming inaccessible. Jump drives become far less reliable with ships disappearing from known space. Governments seeking to preserve the resilience of their systems deploy Trans-Orbital Accelerators.
7822952 The Jump Gate Shutdown

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~2952 USC and ATF are reformed into the Terran Protectorate.
7822952X:R*Plutarch Mining Corporation (PMC) takes control of the Albion system. The remains of the Argon Government and Argon Navy form the Heart of Albion.
8012971 The Alliance of the Word is established.
8032973X:RThe Jump Gates reopen and realign connecting unstable pockets of the former Jump Gate network in an unpredictable manner.
8032973X:RA treaty is signed between the Argon Government, Heart of Albion and The Republic of Canterra, bringing a formal end to the Terran Conflict.
8032973X:RAttacks on Xenon Installations in Maelstrom by the combined force of the Heart of Albion, Family Ryak and the Argon Government prove a failure with Xenon learning the location of De'vries and Albion.
8202990 The Gate network Stabilises
8252995

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The remains of the Free Families Fleet is destroyed by the Zyarth Patriarchy in Fires of Defeat/Victory.
8252995X4:FBoso Ta escapes Split capture and steals a Terran Science Station.
8252995X4:FThe Hatikvah Free League breaks away from illicit dealings with the Scale Plate Pact with Argon Federation support.

 

 

 

Legend

AbbreviationMeaning
NTNew Time (years since removing Earth from Argon history)
EYEarth Years /AD/CE
*Prologue
**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)