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The Rapture happens on September 11, 1998.

Hundreds of millions of children disappear; so do millions of Christians.

Due to God Almighty's interference, nobody connects the dots at first.

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MAJESTIC is formed on Jan 17, 1999, by diverting Global Community resources.

It takes elements of, among others, CERN, the Kiryu-Kai, and the James Randi Educational Foundation.

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Attempts to mitigate the effects of the disasters begin in earnest.

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MAJESTIC tries and fails to steal nuclear capability. Lower-energy plans are prepared.

A global seed vault in Antarctica is hastily constructed.

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Cataloguing of metanatural lifeforms begins. MAJESTIC renamed to CATS.

An attempt to build a gun-type nuke fails: The laws of physics have changed.

Work begins on a series of biodiversity preserves.

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CATS' assassination attempt is preempted by the Tribulation Force. Red Squad sacrificed to maintain plausible deniability.

An attempt to destroy the Antichrist's body appears to succeed, but the gravesite is "reset" as soon as witnesses leave.

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The Antichrist is either possessed or insane, and stops listening to logistics advice. CATS officially goes rogue.

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A plausible End Times timeline is derived from existing literature. Work is prioritised accordingly.

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Anti-seismic G-330X habitat modules are hastily deployed where possible.

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Work is completed on a sea-life preserve.

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Magnetic mines fail to stop the Antichrist. A seismic generator set to destroy the Temple triggers, but to no effect.

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The global seed cache is complete.

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Most of CATS' resources are put into trying to maintain what is left of the world's armed force in running order.

Attempts to cooperate with the Antichrist fall on deaf ears.

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A last-ditch plan is set up. The game cannot be won, tied, or given up, so it must be paused.

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9/11/2005. On the day of the return of Jesus, CATS launch their last-ditch effort to stop the clock.

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9/29/2005. Treaty of Saint Michael (from having been signed on the Archangel Michael's tombstone). The ten "kingdoms" are reorganized into five commonwealths. Reseeding of plant life, aided by narrative control, begins in earnest.

11/26/2005. An attempt is made to hold a trial for Jesus. The Messiah refuses to interact with the panel, or even with His counsel. In the Divine Plan, this is the start of the Millennial Kingdom - Jesus is recorded as proclaiming as much by lipsynch stenographers.

01/07/2006. A second attempt is made, with the same results. The last settling earthquakes occurs in Egypt, leaving the country without fresh water for some time. A Christian Remnant motion to rename the place "Ozase" fails.

03/28/2006. A third attempt is made, with the same results. Jesus is formally informed that he will remain in cautelary custody. The Ground Minus One containment project begins in earnest. Reseeding of plant life is proceeding better than expected.

9/11/2006 => 9/11/2005+1 The Stars Are Right - a stellar "hiccup" brings them back where they were the previous year, indicating that the whole solar system seems to be time-locked. A decision is made to restart the calendar from the Glorious Appearing. Difficulties in setting this up onto the fragile remaining network infrastructure cause moving to the current hybrid calendar. People must adapt to a world without God.

9/14/2006 => 9/14/+1 What would turn out to be the first iteration of Chtulhu is finally sunk thanks to the valiant effort of the USS Iowa crew and attendant vessels. A "Jägerflottille" managed by all five commonwealths is instanced to patrol the Indian and Pacific oceans for great monsters. The first instances of intentional use of narrative control are reported.

+1...+3 Commonwealths stabilize their borders. Responding to the basic wants of most of the remaining humanity, the reseeding project is met with -- if anything -- too much success. Narrative causality is studied and McGraw-Hill publishes the first manual on the subject. PATRIOT troops must move in Christian Remnant territory to stop witch hunts, mostly to protect the hunters until trial.

8/31/+4 Princess Diana announces that she is alive and well, much to everyone's confusion. SABRE does not comment.

+5 As the first post-Rapture children reach puberty, the mechanism for imago change is understood. Grid travel is made public following a massive contraband sting on the Ligurian coast.

+6 The first accurate zone maps are published. Many areas are still effectively lawless, prompting communities to self-organize.

4/7/+7 Transatlantic air service re-estabilished, airship ride reported to be bumpy.

+8 The first solar panel factory reopens its doors in ANVIL territory. The technological adaptations necessary are deemed exempt from patent licensing and quickly shared between commonwealths.

April...September +12 "Little Cold War": Saber rattling between PATRIOT and HAMMER over ownership of the Arctic oil fields is eventually settled by the brief appearance of "Yog-Sothoth" when the stars realign.

9/11/+13 The patent on the Eden fertilizer, part of the Antichrist's accord with Israel, expires. Remnant lawyers argue that "years" no longer means "solar orbits" and commonwealths should keep paying royalties. As a compromise, the patent is extended for another seven years.

+14 SMASH-sanctioned surveyors confirm that the Amazon Rainforest has returned to homeostasis and that at least three species of wyverns have been seen forming viable basks in green zones. Lizardpunk subculture comes into the public eye.

+15 A sonic-bombing attempt to free Jesus from His containment system prompts cessation of all non-grid travel to Ground Minus One. In a rare display of ruthlessness on CATS' part, the accomplices are rounded up and shown the light without trial.

12/25/+16 Santa Claus is allegedly shot down by antiaircraft fire over Memphis. Only bones presumably belonging to his reindeer train, with no meat on them, are found. Sightings afterwards confirm that no lasting damage was done.

4/20/+17 Proclaiming "The dwarfs are for the dwarfs", the longtime CATS director retires to a mountain hall in the Alps after securing its extraterritoriality. Rumors of a literal Hellevator being constructed there abound.

+18 Present day.

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