Smelchak Notes (2016)
- EXTERNAL LINK: Vilani Timeline at CotI
Early Vilani History (2016)
Date Conversion The Vilani began space exploration 5493BC and...
- -10004 = 5493BC
...within a century were establishing scientific bases in their system (5382BC).
- -9893 = 5382BC
Five hundred years of messing around in their own system lead to them eventually launching STL interstellar colonization missions (4882BC)...
- -9394 = 4882BC
...during which they discovered the first non-Vilani human world (4792BC).
- -9303 = 4792BC
Major Historical Events Timeline: 1116
These are some of the more important historical events that have affected this polity:
- (-20000 to -18000): Ancients Final War
- (-10004): Vilani space exploration program begins using using sublight (NAFAL) drives.
- (-9893): Vilani establish scientific bases throughout their solar (star) system.
- (-9394): Vilani begin launching colony missions to other worlds and systems.
- (-9310): Vilani discover intelligent lifeforms on other worlds using sublight (NAFAL) drives.
- (-9303): Viliani discover first Minor Human Race.
- (-9235): Vilani discover the J-1 Jump Drive
- (-5400 to -4045): Consolidation Wars
- Vilani war against fringe cultures.
- (-5230): Vilani discover the J-2 Jump Drive
- (-5188): Vilani Bureaux (Shangarim) established. Vilani space distributed amongst bureaux.
- (-4045): Ziru Sirka founded.
- The Vilani calendar starts on this date.
- (-4035): Chairman of the Isgiirdi (lifetime executive leader) declared.
- Shadow Emperor rules behind the scenes in a quasi-acknowledged role.
- (-4014 to -2423): Pax Vilanica
- (-4000): Exploration by the Ziru Sirka ceases as internal disorder intensifies.
- (-3610): Shadow Emperor officially becomes the Emperor of the Stars, an absolute monarch.
- (-3000): Scientific research controlled and then stopped altogether as internal disorder continues to intensify.
- (-2422): First contact with the Terrans
- (-2404 to -2215): Interstellar Wars
- (-2400): Terran Confederation officially at war with the Ziru Sirka
- (-2219): Terran technology begins to supercede Vilani technical achievement.
- (-2204): Rule of Man founded.
- (-1776 to 0): Long Night
- (-1523 to -1519): Vilani War of Liberation
- (0): Third Imperium founded.