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|2100 - 2124 • 2125 - 2149 • 2150 - 2174 • 2175 - 2199|
This is a list of events that occurred in 22nd Century:
Exact Year Unknown
- The Battle of Nu'Shok takes place, during which The Eye, a priceless Centauri artefact is lost by House Kiro.
- During the Centauri Occupation of Narn, the grandfather of Londo Mollari commits a number of atrocities against the Narn people. The details of his activities are not widely known on Centauri Prime, outside of House Mollari.
- Missions to Mars resume as humans establish a series of small scientific and military bases across the Red Planet.
- Birth of Kevin Vacit on Earth.
- The Centauri Republic invade the Narn Homeworld. Initially welcomed by the Narns with open arms, the Centauri quickly take advantage of the technological superiority to enslave the population and begin strip mining the planet's resources, which will slowly turn the green and verdant world into a dry, red, dust ravaged planet.
- The Centauri annex Ragesh III from the Narn Regime.
- On Earth, a shocking scientific discovery causes what would later be called "the panic of '10", allowing Senator Lee Crawford gain public support for his pro-science Globalist platform.
- The Minbari Federation send the first of twelve expeditions into Vorlon space. None return.
- On Earth, the French people elect a hardline government.
- In Arizona, Earth, the mother of Kevin Vacit is shot and wounded after being identified as a telepath. While hiding in a cave to escape their pursuers, Kevin's mother passes on to him part of the Vorlon consciousness she carried in her mind before she dies. This would later enable him to hide his own ability.
- Genetic tests on telepaths reveal a marker that indicates that the ability has been artificially engineered. The results are suppressed, known only to a few individuals including Senator Lee Crawford and Dr. Alice Kimbrell who confirmed the results.
- The DeepProbe Network detects a Tachyon emission, indicating the presence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Earthgov agrees to finance an upgrade to the network with the construction of the Heimdal probe.
- The Earth Senate sets up the Committee on Metasensory Regulation, headed by Senator Lee Crawford in response to public concern over the growing number of telepaths.
- Earthgov institute the Metasensory Regulation Authority, an initiative lead by Senator Lee Crawford. The purpose of the MRA is to monitor, track and regulate telepaths for their own protection. The Psi Scale also comes into use to grade the strength of telepath abilities from P1 to P12.
- Lee Crawford weds Alice Kimbrell.
- Most of The Kith opt to join the MRA rather than keep running. Monkey refuses and takes The Kid with him into the underground.
- Birth of Brenna Alexander, daughter of Desa Alexander and Jack O'Hannlon.
- The Indonesian Consortium gains control of Malaysia for a time. During which they forcibly resettled people from Sarawak and Kalimantan to the Malaysian peninsula. Some of the refugees would later form the Orang Ash revolutionary movement to win back their homelands.
- Saturday, August 16, 2132
- MRA agents Desa Alexander, Teal and Daria Beaudain intercept a group of blips in Prague, consisting of Didier Krijgsman, a former traffic flow analyst, his wife Mary, and their twelve-year-old son Len. They were travelling on train 1116 from Amsterdam to Prague, fleeing to India. Realising they'd been spotted, Didier attempted to run, buying time for his wife and child to get away, but is caught when a local security guard hits him with a neural collapser, causing him to fall and break his neck. An enraged Desa crushes the guard's larynx.
- Kevin Vacit, having been raised by Jack O'Hannlon and working with the Telepath Resistance, attempts to infiltrate the MRA to try and understand the organization from the inside by becoming the assistant to Director Lee Crawford. In September Philip Lai survives an assassination attempt and then begins his opposition of the regulation of Telepaths due to a Telapath saving his life during the assassination attempt.
- Despite a troubled on-again-off-again relationship, Will and Mariah Cirrus volunteer for a long duration deep space flight in cryonic freeze aboard the USS Copernicus. The ship is programed to home in and revive the crew if any signal of intelligent origin is detected during the course of the mission.
- An Interplanetary Expeditions team discovers fragments of highly advanced alien technology scattered across Syria Planum, on Mars. The find is classified top secret and the artifacts are moved to IPX headquarters in San Diego.
- Amazonia, New Zealand, Japan and the Indonesian Consortium threaten to pull out of the Earth Alliance if President Elizabeth Robinson continued to push for a universal Metasensory Regulation Authority.
- Friday, May 3, 2148
- At IPX headquarters in San Diego, Dr. Phillip Stoddard working on a hunch that the Syria Planum finds are examples of Organic Technology, has Commercial telepath Mr. Raskov scan them. Raskov confirms Stoddard's hunch but is somehow affected by the scan and becomes obsessed, making drawings of insects. Stoddard contacts a biotech firm to arrange a possible sale.
- Sunday, May 5, 2148
- As Dr. Stoddard negotiates with representatives from a biotech firm, Mr. Raskov asks to touch the artifacts again, but is refused. After lifting the access codes for the vault, Raskov later attempts to break in but trips a security alarm. Fearing for the profits involved, Raskov is murdered and his death made to look like stroke.
- Monday, May 6, 2148
- Kevin Vacit and MRA operative Ninon Davion are called in to investigate the death of Mr. Raskov.
- Tuesday, May 7, 2148
- Deducing what Stoddard had planned for the artifacts, Vacit confronts him with the result of his investigation and secures exclusive MRA access to them.
- Sunday, June 15, 2155
- On Earth, in Chiapas, Mexico, one hundred Rogue Telepaths choose to martyr themselves by barricading themselves in a church then setting fire to it, singing all the while as MRA agents stand outside looking on. Labelled as "The Chiapas incident", it becomes a rallying point for EA member states Japan, the Indonesian Consortium, Amazonia, and New Zealand, already dissatisfied enough to threaten to pull out of the Alliance if EA President Robinson continued to push for an independently chartered, universal MRA. By this point it seems as if the Earth Alliance is on the verge of collapse.
- Wednesday, April 7, 2156
- First contact occurs between Humans and the Centauri when a Centauri Republic ship arrives in the Sol System.
- In later decades, scholars would agree that this incident single handedly rescued the Earth Alliance from the brink of collapse, especially after the Centauri inform them that they and other races also posses telepaths. Although the initial reaction is similar to the pogroms of 2115, eventually the MRA finds new support as cooler heads realise that humans will need telepaths if they hope to compete with other races.
- Initially the Centauri claim they are a "huge empire" claiming they ran the entire galaxy, though this is later found to be a gross exaggeration. They also claim that Earth is a lost Centauri colony, making humanity distant relatives. Later when Human scientists finally gain access to Centauri DNA they find that cosmetic appearances aside, the two species are not even remotely related. The Centauri would later claim they made a clerical error, mistaking Earth for "Beta 9" when in fact it was "Beta 12".
- The Centauri, having become a declining, decadent culture, find themselves fascinated by the abundance of human art, trinkets and eccentricity and Centauri Prime soon signs a number of trade agreements with Earth that will allow human ships access to hyperspace travel, initially leasing time on alien jumpgates, before purchasing the technology to build their own.
- The city of San Diego is destroyed by an act of nuclear terrorism. The weapon used is traced back to the breakup of the Soviet Union in the late 20th Century.
- On Centauri Prime, Emperor Kran is assassinated by a commoner named Tuk Maroth while touring the city.
- An assassination attempt on EA President Elizabeth Robinson is thwarted by unregistered teep and Earthforce security Commander William Karges.
- Wednesday, March 4, 2161
- Sunday, April 12, 2161
- The Psi Corps is officially founded by the Earth Alliance to monitor and train the growing number of telepaths. EA President Elizabeth Robinson asks Senator Lee Crawford to resign from the Earth Senate and take up the lifelong position of Director of Psi Corps.
- Tuesday, May 19, 2161
- Centauri Prime's first permanent Ambassador to Earth arrives in Geneva. During his first week, President Robinson arranges a meeting between the Ambassador and Director Crawford.
- Crawford is killed by a car bomb planted by the Rogue Telepath Jack O'Hannlon while en-route to the meeting. The Ambassador comes out of the Centauri compound to see what has happened and Kevin Vacit - the Director's assistant - brings the Ambassador to a dying Crawford so that he'll get his wish to see an alien before he passes.
- Kevin Vacit is appointed the new Director of Psi Corps following Crawford's death.
- February 9, Wednesday, 2163
- The Proxima III colony is established by the Earth Alliance in what was then called the Proxima Centauri system.
- A group of 768 colonists depart Earth for Mars in a ship piloted by John Carter. Thanks to the use of Centauri jumpgate technology, the journey lasts mere hours and construction of Mars Dome One, the new colonial capital begins.
- Around the time where the last recorded case of 'demonic possession' occurred, according to Father Cassidy.
- Stephen Walters joins Earthforce and quickly earns the Earth Alliance Silver Star for bravery at the Battle of Douala.
- Following a number of deaths related to restaurants serving alien food to humans and vice versa, Earthdome passes a number of laws regulating the serving and preparation of xenocuisine.
- Stephen Walters strikes a superior officer and is only saved from a court-martial because of his previous meritorious conduct. Leaving Earthforce begins to serve as a mercenary soldier in the Central African Bloc.
- Stephen Walters telepathic abilities manifest. He voluntarily joins the Psi Corps and is assigned to the special ops division doing mostly undercover work.
- Saturday November 15, 2177
- A bomb planted by Earth isolationists destroys Mars Dome One, killing 487 people including John Carter.
- The Brakiri establish a colony on Kara, the second planet in the Brakiri System.
- The Earth Alliance establishes a colony on Orion VII, at the border to Centauri space. The colony quickly becomes one of the key trade centers between the Alliance and the Centauri Republic.
- Psi Corps finally track down Jack O'Hannlon, the Resistance leader also known as "Monkey," in Kuantan, Malaysia after Fiona Davion unintentionally led them back to their safe house. O'Hannlon, now over 90 years old killed himself along with several Psi Cops by detonating a large explosive device.
- Wednesday August 30, 2180
- Kevin Vacit and Natasha Alexander, while continuing to trace the origin of telepaths investigate a cult in the Yucatán and find it to be made up of unregistered telepaths, guarding artefacts similar to those found by IPX on Syria Planum. Natasha discovers that Vacit is himself a secret telepath and agrees to keep his secret.
- Stephen Walters and Matthew Dexter rescue a thirteen year old telekinetic boy named Remy Ligeau from the Psi Corps.
- In the years following on from their visits to the Yucatán and Antarctica, Psi Corps Director Kevin Vacit's study of Natasha Alexander's research on the tales told of a still unknown alien's death leads him to conclude that the other alien may be hiding on or near Venus. Obtaining data from a satellite orbiting the planet he finds a magnetic anomaly at the Venusian south pole almost matching those recorded over Antarctica. Accompanied by Natasha, Vacit travels to Lucifer station in Venus orbit and from there to an orbit over the Venusian south pole.
- After a few days of sending out messages and probes to the surface, a Vorlon vessel captures their ship. Taken aboard, the Vorlon shows them a glimpse of the coming Shadow War, revealing to Vacit the Vorlon consciousness within his mind and where and how telepaths were created, demonstrating to him the importance of telepaths and the Psi Corps in the coming conflict. A telepathic trigger is planted in Natasha's DNA to compel her or one of her descendants to come to the Vorlon Homeworld when the Shadows come again. Returning to their own vessel the Vorlon ship disappears. Upon his return to Earth, Director Vacit realises that to strengthen Psi Corps he'll have to destroy the resistance he has been secretly supporting for years.
- In order to produce strong telepaths, the Psi Corps begin a purge in which eventually Fiona and Matthew Dexter are killed. Stephen, just a few weeks old is taken by the Corps and renamed Alfred Bester by his grandfather, Kevin Vacit, after the noted 20th Century author.
- Following the deaths of Fiona and Matthew Dexter, Stephen Walters takes over what's left of the Telepath Resistance. He earns the nickname "Black Fox" by the Psi Cops that hunt him.
- Stephen Walters evades capture by Psi Corps by planting organic matter cloned from his own tissue at a bombing in Nicaragua] The Corps match the body fragments to Walters' DNA and conclude he must have been killed, allowing him to continue to lead the underground without fear of pursuit.
- Iuripae Julina, chef of the Centauri Royal Court, opens what would become to be considered as Earth's best school of xenocuisine, the Ecole de Julina.
- Birth of Jha'dur on Omelos in the Caliban Sector.
- After saying goodbye to his grandson, Alfred Bester, Kevin Vacit arranges for the Centauri to transport his one man ship to the nearest jumpgate to Vorlon space. At the secret archive on Ganymede, he places a heavily encrypted file into the system. Time-locked for the next 65 years, the file details Vacit's flight plan and his reason for going. After being dropped off by the Centauri, Vacit pilots his ship at sublight speed, beginning the just over fifty eight light year journey to the Vorlon outpost where telepaths were first engineered.
- The Centauri Republic provides humans with advanced terraforming technology. Serious terraforming of Mars begins with the melting of the southern polar ice cap and the pumping of CFCs into the atmosphere to retain heat from the sun.
- On Earth, Alisha Ross is born in Seattle, U.S.A., North American State, to mundane parents.
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|2270s onwards:||2270s - 2280s - 2290s - 2300s and beyond|