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The following is a timeline for Xenogears.
Xenogears contains three Eras where the years reset. They are:
- A.D. (Anno Domini)
- T.C. (Transcend Christ) - adopted in A.D. 2510 - Xenosaga also uses T.C.
- E.C. (Est. Calendar) - the timeline used after the Eldridge crash
Anno Domini EraEdit
- An object is unearthed. It is implied this object is the Zohar.
- The world-scale project for emigration to space is set in motion. The Directorate is established with the aim of completing the emigrant project 15 years later. T.C. (Transcend Christ) is adopted.
Transcend Christ EraEdit
- A fleet of emigrant ships was organized and set out for the abyss of space. Although it is not explained why, Earth became an "inviolable region" (forbidden place) and is re-named "Lost Jerusalem."
- Approximately 250 years elapse as the human emigrants (known as the Pilgrimage Fleet) wander, at last reaching the M24 Archer Constellation, where they deploy ships in order to discover possible planets to reside on.
- A new planet becomes the promised land and is named Neo Jerusalem.
- The Galaxy Federation Government relocates its capital to Neo Jerusalem, which becomes the Federation's first Prime Star. The people elect the first President of the Federation and journey back into the abyss of space to find more planets to settle upon.
Blank space of 4500 yearsEdit
- During this time, science and technology greatly developed. However, futurology is focused on science, technology, and creating weapons of mass destruction - rather than aspects such as ethics, rights, morals, empathy, etc. As a result, people's "spirituality" is limited. The psychopathy in humanity increases and becomes normalized, building up to an era of star wars and strife. People continue to resist each other, refusing to cooperate with each other, and engaging in one pointless conflict after another. The hostile climate is likely similar to that seen in Xenosaga.
T.C. 4743 (Era of interstellar war) Edit
- Due to the efforts of 'other' archaeologists, at last an artifact from the former Lost Jerusalem's time, "MAM" (abnormal magnetic matter) and Pilgrim Fleet as they are called are found (it is thought) in the storeroom of a museum ship that is part of a wandering religious sect's fleet.
T.C. 4744 Edit
- After 5000 years, analysis of MAM begins once more.
T.C. 4750 Edit
- As a result of MAM analysis, the theory of phenomenon phase shift is born.
T.C. 4751 Edit
- All the research groups attempt to master this, using MAM as its core, so as to turn suppositional theory into proven fact. Project Zohar commences.
T.C. 4752 Edit
- Strife in the region intensifies.
T.C. 4765 Edit
- Due to an accident (the cause of which is unknown), Project Zohar causes the destruction of a planet. MAM is found floating in the nearby region and recovered.
T.C. 4766 Edit
- With the controlling system Kadomony, the completion of Project Zohar seems imminent. At the center of this is Kadonomy, which has as its central core the protocol center, Persona, and, like the inner workings of the Zohar, its processes are unknown. During this time, interstellar war appears to be reaching its climax, and in the midst of all this, System Deus is completed.
T.C. 4767 Edit
- During a series of experiments on both systems in NGC 6744, three months after the Zohar is made Deus' main power source, construction of space station in stationary orbit is begun at Michtam 04, which is undergoing colonization and terraforming. That year, during a series of experiments, an accident occurs in which both systems run out of control for unknown reasons. The rampaging Deus begins to invade the nearby colony at Michtam. Unnumbered casualties result. The military, fearing Deus' overwhelming fighting power, finally manages to subdue it at the cost of many lives and place it in suspended animation. Afterwards, Deus is dismantled into its various cores and sealed. For the sake of the official investigation into the accident that caused it to go out of control for further planning, the super space cruiser, the Eldridge is requisitioned. Deus is loaded on board for transferal to another planet. At this time, the Eldridge takes takes on the workers and survivors from the nearby planet (about 1.2 million people) as refugee passengers.
- While in suspended animation, Deus suddenly activates during the transfer. The sealed Zohar separates from Deus, hacks into the Eldridge's mainframe (artificial intelligence Razael) and takes over. Activating space displacement mode, Deus, for unknown reasons, suddenly plots a course to take the Eldridge to the "main planet". Temporarily given position as the Eldridge's Captain by the Technology Research Headquarters as a special assignment [eradication], Special Corps Colonel Shigeyoshi Inoue makes the decision to abandon the Eldridge, and devises a plan to use the central ship's bolt system to stop Deus. However, when it takes over the ship's explosive plug, this task becomes impossible.
- The crew and passengers on the ship attempt to evacuate from the Eldridge, but are unsuccessful as Deus completely takes over the ship's weapon systems and shoots down all departing spacecraft.
- Knowing that it is now impossible to save either the Eldridge or the passengers, Captain Inoue makes one last attempt to destroy Deus, in order to prevent it from wreaking havoc upon the rest of the galaxy. He uses a manual override to destroy central Spinal Shaft fusion bolt in order to take the Eldridge out of space displacement mode, and in essence the loss of the Spinal Shaft causes the Eldridge to lose the ability to maintain mass balance.
- Shortly after, the Eldridge is caught by a nearby planet's gravity, and plunges into the atmosphere. Due to the effects of the planet's gravity, the main body of the Eldridge begins to break up. Nearly all the blocks are destroyed by the atmosphere's friction, and the sudden impact with the surface causes a great release of energy. Only the block with emergency navigational ability is able to soften the landing. The Eldridge is able to escape complete destruction, but the only survivor is Abel.
- The central part of the ship's body, where Deus is stored, falls to the center of the ocean of the planet and sinks to the ocean floor. The Zohar's body falls at peak speeds of many kilometers per second. Immediately after, governing system Kadomony separates itself from the Zohar's main body, landing softly on the coast of a continent.
- Parts of the Eldridge spread all over the planet. For example, one part of the Eldridge becomes the Babel Tower. Another part becomes Mahanon.
- Deus sinks to the bottom of the ocean, in Mahanon.
- Kadomony's System Hawwa activates and separates from the protocol Persona's base program, Elehayym. The planet's first sentient beings are born: System Hawwa forms the founders of humanity, Cain and the 12 people of the Gazel Ministry from Animus, parts of Kadomony. Elehayym and Myyah split from the manager, System Hawwa. The plan to reconstruct the enormous Deus System (in reality, the Zohar) begins.
- Cain and the others, making use of Kadomony's functions, begin to produce the prototype of different species (human beings). Those lifeforms that are called humans rapidly increase and an exponential rate for a short period of time, however the pace of this slows down shortly thereafter.
- The Eldridge's only survivor, the boy Abel (at this time, seven years old), meets the newly separated Elehayym.
- Cain begins to be worshiped as the advent of God among the people. Abel and Elehayym, now lovers, rebel against this worship, becoming a hindrance to Cain.
- Cain plans to eradicate the foreigner, Abel. Elehayym dies, killed by Cain, while protecting Abel. Myyah observes this in silence.
- Some point after this, Abel is also killed by Cain.
Blank space of 6000 years Edit
- For 6000 years, humanity populates and civilization develops, under the surveillance of Myyah, Cain and the Gazel Ministry. Humans begin inventing tools and technology from the natural world around them, and also probably using salvaged Eldridge material, greatly progressing technology. Humanity goes from being illiterate to literate, inventing language. However, somewhere along the way, separate countries form and begin to war with each other, due to the manipulation by Myyah, Cain and the Gazel Ministry.
6000s (Zeboim Era)Edit
- After 6000 years, the humans that were created to eventually reconstruct Deus advance to the point where they establish a civilization similar to any that could be found on Earth before humanity migrated into space. Among these advancements are the development of nuclear weapons. In spite of this level of advancement, however, the humans of this time seem to live under a strict law and have a very short average life expectancy of 30 years old.
- Twin sisters awaken as Myyah (M0661 and M0612)
- Kim Kasim is born, the first known reincarnation of Abel. (However, it is possible Abel was reincarnated before Kim.)
- Elehayym is born, the first known reincarnation of the original Elehayym.
- Kim enters medical school at Federal University.
- Taking college entrance exams, Kim enters the Faculty of Biological Sciences Department. He begins research on on molecular machines.
- Elehayym begins working at the Federal Hospital as a nurse.
- For Kim, this is a period of of transition from student to researcher, and he publishes a thesis in the academic world seeking a way to reconstruct genes with molecular machines. Specifically, the plan involves the proposal that nanomachine colonies be used to create artificial life. However, this proposal is seen as blasphemy against god, and to avoid heresy, Kim is banished from the academic world. Having been driven out of the academic community, Kim abandons molecular machine research and re-enters the medical department, his aim to become a doctor.
- Myyah judges that this era's humans are defective for becoming parts for Deus. The result of the meeting between Myyah and the Ministry decides the outcome. As one of the close associates of Zeboim's Head of State, she secretly begins to make preliminary arrangements for all-out nuclear war.
- Kim becomes a Federal Government Doctor. He and Elehayym meet at the same hospital.
- The anti-government group Ravine is involved in the exploding of the central electrical facility. Due to this terrorist act, the Capital city experiences a 50% blackout. The Federal Hospital also experiences an outage, and as a result of this, an unfortunate tragedy occurs when Kim loses the life of a young girl under his care.
- Myyah takes notice of Kim's thesis and conceals it, seeing its possibilities. Having simulated the measures for evolving humans, Myyah contacts the Department's doctor, Kim, and offers the use of a research facility as his sponsor. Accepting her offer, alongside his work as a Federal Doctor, he once again undertakes the research into molecular machines.
- Anti-government group Ravine also acquires Kim's thesis. Seeing the potential in the thesis for the creation of dangerous weapons, they also contact Kim.
- Ravine desires to recruit Kim into their organization but he rejects this. Discussions on both sides come to a mutual end. Afterwards, Ravine continues to persist in contacting Kim.
- At the end of that year on the day of the Thanksgiving Festival, Emeralda Kasim is created.
- Having realized the true nature of his sponsor Myyah, Kim transfers Emeralda to a research facility prepared by Ravine. In an attempt to seize Kim's research, Myyah moves the military in and special forces are sent into the facility. Elly is killed while the facility is under heavy attack and the invading forces are destroyed. Kim seals himself up with Emeralda for eternity in the facility, disappearing from history.
- Full scale nuclear war breaks out. Due to heavy direct hits and the resulting radioactivity, as well as BC weapons, within little more than a year, more than 90% of the entire population is lost.
- The upper atmosphere is clogged with fine radioactive particles and nuclear winter sets in. Genetic laboratories on the ruined surface pour out various surviving animal test subjects. Around this time, Chu-chu gives rise to a new representative class of demi-humans.
- Founder Adorielle begins the Nisan Sect's teachings.
- Cain and the others determine that humanity has reached the final level for the parts of Deus. Solaris is founded.
- With Babel Tower as its base, Shevat is founded.
- Near the present day Aveh - Kislev border, Nimrod is founded.
- Kusel Laodicia accedes as Nimrod’s fifth King. The high point for the Laodicia Dynasty.
- The Nisan teaching is recognized by Kusel Laodicia as Nimrod's church.
- Bishop Penuel recieves the Nisan Bishoporic's investiture.
- Penuel establishes the convent.
- Karellen receives life as an illegitimate child. That year his mother Elazaru dies.
- Lacan is born at the eastern edge of Ignas (near present day Lahan).
- Elehayym (Sophia) is born to the bishop of at the Ashura Monastery as the second daughter of three sisters.
- Lacan is separated from both parents by death.
- Elehayym is adopted by Cardinal Penuel and enters Penuel's convent.
- In order to recover from illness, Elehayym is transferred to the eastern edge of Ignas where she returns to Ashura Monastery.
- Lacan and Elehayym meet.
- Elehayym returns to Penuel convent. At their parting, Lacan hands Elehayym a sketch of herself. She is renamed Sophia.
- Zephyr is born as Shevat's third Queen.
- There is a conflict between the Laodicia Dynasty and Nisan sect.
- The attack on Penuel convent.
- Sophia and Karellen meet. Instead of killing by his assassination orders, he befriends her.
- The Nisan Sect undergoes a schism.
- Downfall of the Laodicia Dynasty. Kusel Laodicia is murdered.
- Nisan Church is in decline.
- On a trip visiting away from home, Lacan is pulled into the conflict over rule with Solaris and there, he meets Karellen. Lacan thinks Karellen and Sophia are together, and while Lacan and Sophia see each other again, there is no reunion.
- Having been in seclusion for seven years, the candidate for Mother, Sophia, appears before the Nisan members. Because of the former Penuel's sponsorship, Sophia becomes the Mother. She changes the Nisan name to the Nisan Orthodox. In the process, she changes many of the teachings as well. Jaquelinde becomes the Mother's assistant adviser.
- The convent's military Corps is formed. Karellen is their leader.
- Lacan and Sophia reunite at Ashura Monastery.
- The people rebelling against the management of the surface by Solaris are formed into the Anti-Solaris Alliance with Shevat as its core. Several days afterward, the Shevat-Solaris War breaks out. The war continues without hope of victory for either side, and many people despair.
- At that time, Shevat was ruled by several with authority called Elders, whose goal was merely to rule over the surface, and hindering the existence of Solaris. They saw their best opportunity when the people allied against Solaris. Going along with this, they formed the anti-Solaris Alliance in order to eradicate the troublesome Solaris.
- The Anti-Solaris Alliance began displaying Ether abilities, causing Shevat's Elders to realize their military might. Fearful of losing their power over the surface, the Elders began to secretly attempt to negotiate a deal and in so doing, betrayed the Alliance army.
- On the Solaris side, strife arose due to the actions of those in authority, which was at that time the Gazel Ministry. The Gazel Ministry was attempting to align with Anima Relics in order to become weapons for Deus.
- Myyah expected that possibly there were humans with Ether ability. Those with Ether ability who aligned with an Anima Relic would have much more power than the Gazel Ministers, who had no Ether ability, and would be very desirable as parts for Deus. Because of this, the Gazel Ministry found Myyah's existence a nuisance, and they contacted the Elders of Shevat. They would give to Shevat half the land's surface for the freezing of Myyah in carbonite. And added to this was a clause for the trade of Sophia.
- Due to the effects of war, many refugees appear around the world. They head for Nisan. Lacan meets the leaders of a caravan group Roni and Rene, and form a partnership for the Alliance.
- An unforeseen result of the refugees coming to Nisan is that its influence is increased. The Elder Council of Shevat send the third Queen, Zephyr as emissary. Nisan is drawn into the maelstrom of war along with the anti-Solaris Alliance.
- Solaris builds Soylent System facilities all over the world. The discord between Myyah and the Gazel Ministry comes out in the open.
- At the urging of Karellen, Lacan begins painting Sophia's portrait.
- Lacan and the others set out in search of the Anima Relics. In the process, Lacan learns of the existence of Zohar.
- For the four members of the Gazel Ministry who have gained Anima Relics, causing havoc among the nations of the world, are defeated by Lacan.
- The remaining eight Gazel Ministers work out a secret trade with the Council of Elders in Shevat; the death of Sophia for the end of battle in Ignas.
- Myyah is captured and held captive in Shevat.
- Sophia dies while ramming the Excalibur into the Merkava to save her people.
- The Shevat-Solaris War ends. In the end, Solaris "wins".
- In his sorrow over Sophia's death, Karellen begins Project Noah.
- Roni discovers a vessel (present day Yggdrasil IV) loaded onto the Eldridge in an Ignas battlefield. In order to leave it to posterity, he orders his companions in the caravan to begin repairing it.
- Lacan sets free the imprisoned Myyah from Shevat. Desiring the Zohar, he goes to the Land of Bethlehem.
- Lacan and the Zohar make contact. The incomplete contact gives rise to Grahf.
- Having become Grahf, Lacan awakens the Diabolos (Deus' first stage mobile terminals), and they proceed to annihilate the surface. Due to this destruction, 96% of the population is lost. This is known as the Days of Collapse.
- Roni and the others as well as the survivors band together with all their power to resist the Diabolos. Having become the core, Original Weltall is placed in suspended animation, barely escaping destruction. Rene Fatima dies shielding his brother in the battle.
- Afterward, Lacan having become Grahf disappears to parts unknown.
- Nisan is re-founded by those who escape the Day of Collapse.
- The assistant advisor to the Mother (the now-deceased Sophia), Jacquelinde gives birth to Rene Fatima's keepsake, Isolde. Later, Isolde becomes the Nisan Sect's Second Mother.
- Zephyr, along with the Three Sages, restores Shevat.
- Karellen makes contact with Emperor Cain. He recompiles the Gazel Ministry's data, and moves it into the SOL-9000.
- Roni Fatima founds the desert kingdom Aveh. It will become part of the Aveh-Kislev War in about 500 years at the time of Xenogears.
- Lacan dies without anyone knowing. Leaving only his will behind, it moves into people who become Grahf.
- Karellen visits Shevat. Life extension treatments are given to Zephyr on down to various leaders.
- Planning to rule behind the scenes, Solaris established the Ethos Church organization.
- Kislev is founded. It will become part of the Aveh-Kislev War in about 500 years at the time of Xenogears.
- Solaris begins the first invasion of Shevat.
- Due to Karellen of the Special Corps, Limiters are placed in the surface dweller Lambs.
- The second invasion of Shevat by Solaris.
- War breaks out in Ignas. Kislev issues Aveh a declaration of battle lines.
- Karellen initiates the fifth stage of the Malakh Plan. He comes into contact with Myyah's 996th incarnation.
- Jesiah "Jessie" is born as Jesiah Blanche.
- Due to a secret plot influenced by the Ethos church, Rico Banderas is born as a demi-human to Kaiser Sigmund and Anne. Meant to succeed Sigmund as the ruler of Kislev, he was banished along with Anne in order to hide the full truth of his demi-human birth.
- Unable to locate the current incarnation of the Contact, Myyah cooperates with Karellen to clone an artificial Contact of Emperor Cain using Emperor Cain's DNA. The clone, Ramsus, gains awareness before even being born and develops an inferiority complex soon thereafter. After about 10 years, he is left in the waste collection facility.
- Jesiah enters Jugend Military Academy.
- Because of the Ethos Church's doctors, Rico's mother Anne is overwhelmed and dies from a wasting illness.
- Fei Fong Wong is born to Khan Wong and Karen Wong in Shevat.
- Elehayym Van Houten is born to Erich Van Houten and Medena Van Houten in Solaris.
- Bartholomew Fatima is born to king Edbart Fatima IV and the queen Mariel Fatima in Aveh.
- Sigurd's mother Shalimar sends Sigurd to Bledavik, Aveh to work in the palace, and made him promise not to reveal his identity to the king.
- Sigurd's mother Shalimar dies. At the funeral, Sigurd sees his father Edbart IV for the first time. Afterwards, he enters the Aveh palace as the Heir's appointed Guardian.
- Due to a germ experiment at a Soylent facility, a plague breaks out in Solaris' Third-Class citizen level. Hyuga Ricdeau is poisoned. This epidemic resulted in the death of his entire family and his eight older brothers.
- Marguerite Fatima is born.
- Billy Lee Blanche is born in Solaris to Jessie and Racquel Blanche in Solaris.
- Sigurd is kidnapped as a Solaris test subject.
- Rico forms a criminal gang of boys and begins to plot against the government in the center of the capital, Nortune.
- Myyah awakens in Karen Wong, Fei Fong Wong's mother, and uses her new position to conduct battery after battery of torturous experiments on Fei while his father is away, resulting in the inadvertent creation of Id.
- Myyah contacts Karellen and tells Karellen to abandon 10-year-old Ramsus.
- 10-year-old Ramsus kills Second level 15-year-old Kahran Bekker and merges with him. After taking Bekker's identity, he enters Jugend.
- In Jugend, Kahran Ramsus meets a girl (who is the present Myyah in Xenogears).
- Halfway through the year, Hyuga and Sigurd enter Jugend with Kahran Ramsus recommendation.
- 10 months after Myyah awakens in Karen, Myyah stands by passively while Grahf attacks Khan Wong, triggering a spontaneous release of Fei's power. Karen regains control momentarily, long enough to throw herself in front of her son to save his life, and is mortally wounded in the process. Fei recedes into the "coward" personality, shielding himself by displacing the tragedy and horror of these events onto his alter-ego, Id, who remains the dominant personality for the rest of his teenage years under Grahf's destructive tutelage.
- Grahf took Fei away from Khan and began travelling with him for about 10 years, always trying to keep one step ahead of Khan, who was tirelessly searching for them.
- Myyah reawakens in a new host body (presumably the 12 or 13 year old girl Kahran Ramsus knew at Jugend) and begins to seduce Kahran Ramsus in order to gain power within the Gebler faction on Solaris.
- Maria Balthasar is born to father Nikolai Balthasar and mother Claudia Balthasar.
- Nikolai is abducted by Solaris for the M Plan.
- The Elements are started. Jessie, Ramsus, Hyuga and Sigurd take positions.
- After Nikolai refuses to work on the M Plan, Solaris abducts Maria and Claudia, forcing him to work.
- Minister Shakhan cooks up a coup d'état. Bart and Margie are locked away.
- Margie's parents, Elvira Fatima and Francis Revane, Holy Mother and Bishop respectively, were murdered in Shakhan's quest for the Fatima Jasper.
- After a month, Sigurd escapes out of Solaris. After coordinating with Maison, he rescues Bart and Margie from Aveh.
- Rico's assassination attempt on Kaiser Sigmund fails, and he is imprisoned in Nortune.
- Bart boards the Yggdrasil and begins to use a whip.
- Before accepting a position as a Gebler commander, Jessie flees with Billy and Racquel from Solaris after learning the dark truth of the M plan.
- At the end of the year, Claudia Balthasar dies during an experiment on Seibzehn, sacricing her life for Maria to escape on Seibzehn.
- Due to the efforts of Nikolai and Isaac Balthasar, Maria escapes Solaris riding on Seibzehn and lives with Isaac Balthasar.
- Rico becomes Battling King.
- Karellen plans the third invasion of Shevat.
- Hyuga takes the post as director of strategy for the third invasion of Shevat, planned by Karellen. Hyuga fights Gaspar and meets Yui, falling in love with her.
- Jessie enters the surface gorilla Corps led by Gaspar.
- Primera Blanche is born to Jessie Blanche and Racquel Blanche in the Aquvy area.
- Jessie runs and disappears from his family's place to fight back against Solaris and Gebler.
- Grahf turned Fei/Id loose on civilizations such as Elru in order to cause chaos and destruction, as well to strengthen his abilities. Elru is totally subdued by Solaris. Ramsus is mortally wounded by Id. Ramsus helps Dominia Yikzor join the Elements.
- At the end of the year, Margie becomes the Nisan Mother.
- Elly enters Jugend Military Academy.
- Citan marries Yui and Midori Uzuki is born.
- At the end of the year, Jessie meets Shevat's engineer, Joshua Black. After Joshua's death, Jessie has plastic surgery and changes his surname to Black. Billy, Primera and Racquel also change their surnames from Blanche to Black.
- Bart's Gear Brigandier is completed. Decorated in first battle.
- Due to a Reaper/Wel attack planned by Isaac Stone, Racquel Black dies.
- At Isaac Stone's urging, Billy enters the Ethos Church monastery.
- Khan Wong fights Grahf again to rescue Fei (Id). Khan does so, but Grahf becomes Khan. Khan (disguised as Wiseman) brings the wounded Fei to Lahan.
- According to a secret directive from Emperor Cain, Solarian Hyuga Ricdeau goes to the surface and takes the name "Citan Uzuki". After that, joining his family in Shevat, he moves with them to Lahan Village.
- Maria goes with Balthasar to Shevat.
- Due to a slave generator accident, Bart and Sigurd lose their left eyes and wear an eyepatch.
- At the end of the year, Jessie Black returns to Billy.
- Due to an overdose of Drive, Elly heavily wounds five of her fellow classmates. Two were killed and three were revived.
- Erich Van Houten accepts the post of Soylent System director.
- Billy becomes an official Etone and opens the orphanage.