RK Timeline

September 03 28702
The first human vessel - a small surface lander, the "Atlantean" - makes planet-fall on Rubi-Ka. It is immediately followed by a second lander, the "Rimor". Both surveyor vessels have been commissioned by the Omni-Tek Corporation.

September 04 28702
Initial soil and environmental reports are transmitted back to Jupiter home base. Without subspace communication channels, contact is made by way of entangled particles.

September 12 28702
Omni-Tek submits a lease application for Rubi-Ka to the Interstellar Confederation of Corporations (ICC). Standard processing time is four to six years, pending on-site analysis.

September 25 28702
The crew of the Rimor leave the lander to perform soil tests. They are never heard from again.

September 30 28702
Yves Boulez, captain of the Atlantean, reports that one of their crew members has contracted a mysterious disease and has fallen into a coma.

October 07 28702
Data contact with the Atlantean is disrupted.

November 19 28702
Home base receives a brief segment of an encrypted audio message from the Atlantean: "...is alive". The message's date- and time-code is corrupted.

November 21 28702
The two empty mother-ships in orbit around Rubi-Ka record and transmit images of massive storms enveloping the entire planet back to home base.

December 09 28702
The storms on Rubi-Ka finally die down.

December 17 28702
The Omni-Tek colonisation ship "Behemoth" exits hyperspace five hundred thousand kilometres from Rubi-Ka. It carries four thousand settlers and troops in suspended animation, as well as eight hundred automatons and terraforming equipment.

December 18 28702
The Behemoth reaches orbit around Rubi-Ka. Voice and data contact is finally established with the first lander, the Atlantean. All seems well with the crew of three, despite the relentless storms.

December 19 28702
Granted departure permission, the Atlantean blows up forty seconds after take-off. There are no survivors. The accident is attributed to a hardware malfunction caused by the sandstorms.

28703
Permanent colonisation and terraforming of Rubi-Ka begins. Subspace communication channels are established with Jupiter home base and Omni Prime, allowing for stable, high-speed data transfers.

March 15 28703
Eight hundred automatons and one hundred human soldiers are brought down to the surface of Rubi-Ka.

28705
As part of ICC regulations, Rubi-Ka is opened up for rival companies to survey. None bother, citing the expenses involved with travelling to and supplying such a remote solar system.

May 05 28707
ICC representatives arrive on Rubi-Ka to perform independent surveys.

May 07 28707
Electric storms on the surface disrupt the sensitive ICC equipment, and all tests are delayed.

May 28 28707
The surface storms persist. In order to meet deadlines, the ICC decides to use Omni-Tek's own records in evaluating the lease of Rubi-Ka.

January 01 28708
A thousand year lease on Rubi-Ka is signed and authorised. The ICC registers no contenders to the lease. Rubi-Ka is considered a barren and unusable resource, far removed from transportation channels; expensive, distant, dead, and bombarded by dangerous levels of radiation from twin suns.

28708
Omni-Tek sets up a temporary home base on Rubi-Ka; OTRK-1. It's nicknamed "Downtown".
The first two hundred colonists are removed from suspended animation aboard the Behemoth, and brought down to the planet surface.

28711
With ICC approval - as standard colonisation practise - Omni-Tek begins to experiment with DNA sequencing on human foetuses to produce breeds that are better suited to Rubi-Kan conditions than the regular Homo Solitus.

January 01 28713
Another two thousand colonists are shipped to the surface during the year.

May 26 28715
Omni-Tek officially announces the discovery of notum, an element that exists in its natural form only on Rubi-Ka. The announcement causes immediate controversy across the galaxy, and the ICC launches an in-depth investigation.

May 29 28715
Sol Banking Corporation sues Omni-Tek for providing incomplete survey reports from Rubi-Ka.

January 08 28716
Proceedings begin in the Omni-Tek vs. Sol Banking Corporation notum trial.

March 11 28716
The presiding judge in the notum trial throws the case out on grounds of insufficient evidence. The lease is declared legal and valid.

March 15 28716
A coalition of rival corporations announces a complete ban on Omni-Tek products and services. The ICC declares the ban illegal, and urges the coalition to rescind the ban. The coalition accuses the ICC of favouritism.

June 01 28717
Independent research into notum, conducted in laboratories on Earth, concludes that the element could revolutionise nanotechnology. Omni-Tek stocks almost double in value overnight.

June 02 28717
The corporate ban on Omni-Tek products and services is quietly lifted, and the coalition disbanded. Corporations begin to pre-order shipments of raw notum for research purposes.
Genetic modifications of Terran fauna produce a number of unique species designed for notum mining operations.

October 19 28718
Omni-Tek opens the first notum mine.

28719
Notum is incorporated into nanotechnology, and, for the first time, nano-bots are now able to operate outside of the human body for an extended period of time, allowing for revolutionary new developments in nanotechnology.

February 14 28719
The first ton of refined and processed notum is shipped off-planet.

28720
During the year, all the remaining colonists and troops aboard the Behemoth are brought out of suspended animation and transported to the planet.

August 28 28721
The Behemoth leaves Rubi-Ka orbit for the first time in almost twenty years. It never reaches home base, and is believed lost in subspace.

28722
Omni-Tek opens another twelve notum mines, and by the end of the year, one hundred tons of notum has been shipped off-planet.

28727
The first Homo Atrox is born. This gene-modified human breed is designed specifically for work in the notum mines. It is incapable of reproduction.

28739
One million tons of refined notum is shipped off-planet this year.

28740
Omni-Tek signs a multi-century contract with three rival hyper-corporations, guaranteeing them a regular supply of notum to their business operations and colonies. Analysts expect the galactic economy to flourish in the next few centuries.
Stage one terraforming of the first habitable region of Rubi-Ka is completed. The planet now has a ten square kilometre biosphere, with rudimentary Terran flora and fauna, in addition to certain gene-modified breeds. Construction begins on the city of Omni-1 inside the enclosed area. The non-terraformed areas outside the biosphere are collectively named the Outzone.

December 09 28758
The Omni-Tek Behemoth emerges from a wormhole in the non-corporate Preclarus system. It appears undamaged.

December 12 28758
Preclarian ships dock with the Behemoth. The giant colonisation vessel is empty. Internal clocks are thirty-seven years behind the current time.

March 08 28759
The Behemoth arrives back at Jupiter home base and is immediately decommissioned pending investigations into the disappearance of the crew and cargo.

28760
A fully functioning - albeit nominal - ecosystem of genetically modified flora and fauna is introduced to the growing Rubi-Kan biosphere.

28766
The Homo Opifex is born; this breed is more adaptable than the Atrox, but lacking that breed's muscle density. The Opifex is capable of reproduction.

28790
The biosphere has now expanded to one hundred square kilometres, and includes a hydrosphere with a thriving aquatic population.

28812
The first stage of development in Omni-1 is completed. Citizens are moved from temporary habitation outside the city into the new apartment and office towers.

28814
Omni-Tek receives formal commendations from the ICC for their humane treatment of their colonial employees. Living and working conditions on Rubi-Ka are considered some of the best of the outer colonies.

28819
Weather control-systems are installed, two years behind schedule. Within a few weeks, disaster strikes and massive storms cause substantial damage to Omni-1. The weather control-system is immediately shut down.
Because of the severe loss of civilian life and property, the ICC conducts an independent investigation into the weather control-system catastrophe, and concludes that the fault lies with Omni-Tek engineers. Omni-Tek is urged to contract the development of new control-systems to a third party, but OT refuses.

28823
Unable to fix the problems, Omni-Tek dismantles the entire weather control-system, and initiates development on a new environmental control-system.

28832
Environmental control-system is quietly shut down following a series of technical mishaps. The weather and climate inside the terraformed areas remain at the mercy of the natural elements. The burgeoning public outcry is rapidly silenced.

28850
Omni-2 is completed. The overpopulation problem in Omni-1 is (temporarily) alleviated. Omni-2 becomes an important mining town.

28860
Omni-2 is partly destroyed by heavy electrical storms and floods. Reconstruction begins immediately. Citizens again demand a functioning weather-system.

28882
Using notum-enhanced nanotechnology, Omni-Tek tests a prototype cell-scanner designed to make a perfect copy of any living creature. Animal tests prove partly successful on a genetic level.

28899
Human testing of the scanners commences, but the organic copies - so-called "clones" - lack even rudimentary intelligence, exhibit violent and anti-social tendencies, and die soon after assembly

28906
Scientists prove the existence of a life-force inherent in all living creatures: the spirit, or the soul. Even though it can be measured, scanners are unable to copy this life-force.

28920
A human test-subject accidentally dies in the same moment as her copy is "born". Surprisingly, the copy appears to acquire certain memories and characteristics of the original, and scans show that portions of the test-subject's life-force are present in the copy. They are faint, but indisputable.

28945
Omni-Tek creates a working prototype of their new cell-scanner technology. While it is incapable of making sentient copies - clones - of still-living creatures, this technology can now recreate a person's body at the exact moment of cellular "death". The person's life-force - soul - is instantly drawn to the new body with all memories and personality traits intact.
The cell-scanner technology is tested off planet. It doesn't work. The properties of trace notum, virtually omnipresent on Rubi-Ka, appear to allow for the instantaneous transfer of the "soul" from one body to another. Scientists are uncertain how this transfer actually occurs.

28949
Omni-Tek promises to introduce cell-scanning "resurrection" technology - life-insurance - to everyone on Rubi-Ka as soon as the technology has passed rigorous safety tests.

28968
"Unforeseen problems" delay the introduction of insurance technology.

28973
The first Homo Nano is born in an Omni-Tek laboratory. The inclusion of trace notum into the DNA sequencing of Nano foetuses means that this breed is able to live only on Rubi-Ka.

28982
Omni-Tek scientists predict that insurance technology won't be introduced until well after the turn of the century.

29015
Insurance technology goes back to the drawing board after extensive tests show a less than twenty percent success rate.

May 22 29033
The mummified remains of the crew of the "Rimor" are located by terraforming machines in the Outzone, more than six hundred kilometres from where they disappeared. The remains are brought to an Omni-Tek Outzone research station, OT-RS-051, for initial examination.

May 27 29033
The remains of the Rimor crew and their equipment are shipped back to Omni-1 for further examination.

June 03 29033
Research station 051 in the Outzone goes silent. Troops are dispatched to investigate.

June 06 29033
Omni-Tek troops arrive at the Outzone research station, only to find that the entire workforce of fifty-five has disappeared without a trace. The mess hall tables are decked for dinner, entertainment systems are running, and the airlocks are secured from the inside. The incident is immediately hushed down.
TruSpace Networks learns about the mysterious disappearance of the RS-051 personnel. The story is reported galaxy-wide, causing a flood of rumours and speculations.

September 12 29035
TruSpace Networks launches the wildly popular "Rubi-Ka: Gateway to Hell" virtual world, loosely based on the Outzone disappearances. It breaks sales-records across the galaxy. Omni-Tek sues for "improper use of an OT trademark".

29067
The permanent population of Rubi-Ka passes the one million mark.

29112
ICC receives the first serious complaints regarding Omni-Tek workers' conditions on Rubi-Ka. The mortality rate of the miners is alarmingly high, as are reports of brutality by security forces. Meanwhile, the salaries of OT workers are starting a downwards slide, caused - officials say - by a decline in the galactic economy and the demand for notum.

November 02 29129
A notum mine near Omni-2 collapses, trapping three hundred automatons, eighty-five bio-engineered non-sentient creatures, and seventy-two Atrox workers. Omni-Tek refuses to launch a rescue-operation, claiming time and cost concerns, and a limited chance of success.

November 03 29129
At a press-conference, an Omni-Tek spokesperson utters the infamous lines "They're only Atroxes" and "We're very concerned about our equipment", in reference to the trapped miners.

November 04 29129
Several hundred Omni-Tek workers defy direct OT orders and begin an improvised rescue-operation at the site of the collapsed mine.

November 17 29129
Volunteer workers - battling both the elements and a growing contingent of Omni-Tek security personnel who are doing everything they can to stop the rescue efforts, citing "safety reasons" - clear out the collapsed mine and reach the trapped Atrox miners. But it's too late: they are all dead. Tempers flare when on-site medical personnel claim that the trapped miners would probably be alive if an immediate effort had been made to clear the mine. OT authorities disagree. Shocked and angry workers are escorted from the site at gunpoint, and forced to return to their jobs.

29130
ICC initiates a major investigation into Omni-Tek's treatment of their Rubi-Kan workforce. OT files a protest.

29137
Deadly accidents in the notum-mines increase at a rate of ten percent per year.
With a success rate of only forty percent, as well as a multitude of side-effects of cell-scanning, insurance technology is looking increasingly unfeasible. The general populace, however, clamour for the technology to be made available, despite the problems. Omni-Tek refuses, and returns to the drawing board.

29188
ICC submits a formal complaint - signed by the majority of member corporations - regarding the working conditions on Rubi-Ka to the Omni-Tek board, and demands that improvements be made immediately.

29189
After prolonged sessions at the ICC's headquarters on Earth, a proposal for the foundation of a miners' union is formally presented to the Omni-Tek Corporation of Rubi-Ka and miner representatives.

April 18 29191
Omni-Tek signs an agreement with the new Omni-Tek Manual Labourer's Guild, protecting the workers' rights. The groundwork is laid for the rise of the clans.

July 31 29199
After a series of terrible accidents, the Guild announces a general strike, demanding new equipment, reduced shifts, and higher salaries. Omni-Tek declares the strike illegal, and sends in heavily armed troops to ensure the continued operation of the mines.

August 04 29199
ICC intervenes before the hostilities turn violent. New contracts are drafted and signed. The miners receive a moderate increase in their salaries, and Omni-Tek promises to upgrade the antiquated equipment used in the mines.

November 07 29201
Dissatisfied with Omni-Tek management and broken promises, workers instigate massive uprisings across Rubi-Ka. OT answers the demonstrations with firepower. Eighteen OT guards and more than three hundred workers are killed.

December 09 29201
The Manual Labourer's Guild is disbanded, and Omni-Tek security at all operations across Rubi-Ka is dramatically increased.

29202
A few loose coalitions of workers in the north secretly begin to call themselves clans. They recruit new members daily from the increasingly dissatisfied Omni-Tek workforce. The clan-affiliated workers continue to operate their mines under Omni-Tek management, but they keep more than one third of the mined notum, and initiate contact with other corporations to offer up the notum for sale or trade.

29203
The clans - increasing in numbers by the day, right beneath the noses of Omni-Tek security forces - receive weapons from Sol Banking Corporation in return for raw notum.
Without prior warning, Omni-Tek warships fire at and destroy a Sol Banking Corporation cargo-ship used to illegally transport - OT spokespeople claim - notum out of the system. OT's actions are legal, but the ICC urges the two hyper-corporations to exercise "extreme caution".

February 25 29204
Three more Sol Banking Corporation ships are fired at in Rubi-Kan space. The ships manage to escape into hyperspace. Omni-Tek warships and patrollers step up their surveillance of the entire system.

February 27 29204
Omni-Tek declares corporate war on Sol Banking Corporation. Most of their military hardware is put into service against the rival hyper-corporation.

29205
The corporate war between Omni-Tek and Sol Banking Corporation heats up. The ICC attempts to broker a deal, unsuccessfully.

July 24 29206
Reaching a critical mass in numbers - and taking advantage of the escalating war between Omni-Tek and Sol Banking Corporation - the clans finally rise up against the authorities. Killing thirty-nine OT guards, sabotaging security droids and other military hardware, the clans seize control of four notum mines and announce their plans for a democratic Rubi-Ka; run by the people, for the people.

October 12 29209
Still largely unopposed by Omni-Tek forces, the clans occupy Omni-2 and drive out, imprison, or execute all Omni-Tek personnel. They rename the city Athen - not after Athens in ancient Greece, but after one of the clan leaders who died in the attack.

December 05 29210
Making massive advances into the south, the clans set up base within fighting distance of Omni-1. Negotiations with Omni-Tek begin. As usual, the ICC urges caution on all sides.

December 22 29210
A verbal ceasefire agreement between Omni-Tek and the clans is set to hold through the holidays

29211
With the clans holding more than seventy-five percent of the terraformed regions, the ceasefire agreement lasts through the end of the year. Notum production falls by almost eighty percent, however.

January 16 29212
The corporate war between Omni-Tek and Sol Banking Corporation ends. Inside sources claim that increasing cost, not a desire for peace, is the instigating factor. The two corporations sign mutual non-aggression and notum trade-agreement contracts. Sol Banking Corporation agrees to cut all ties with the rebel clans in perpetuity.
Eight Omni-Tek warships enter orbit around Rubi-Ka, carrying tens of thousands of troops and military hardware moved from the frontlines of the war.

April 08 29212
With new forces in place, Omni-Tek strikes back at the clans with maximum prejudice. They are, however, careful to avoid severe losses in the civilian population.

29213
Pulling back to the north, the clans hold out admirably against Omni-Tek troops and hardware.

29214
Omni-Tek regains control over most of the mines, and reduces its military activity. The clans are scattered, but active.

29219
Only a few clans are still holding out, fighting a losing war against the corporate giant, who maintains a large military presence on the frontlines.

June 23 29222
The first Rubi-Kan civil war ends when the last of the independent groups of former Omni-Tek employees known as the clans surrender their weapons and vehicles to OT forces.

29222
ICC urges Omni-Tek to reconsider their policies in regards to the clans, and threatens to shorten the lease on Rubi-Ka unless the issue is addressed.

July 04 29223
The clans are granted a limited lease on land from Omni-Tek in return for an end to all future armed hostilities and the continued cooperation with Omni-Tek's mining operations. This is the Clans Rights Treaty - the true birth of Rubi-Kan independence.

29227
Construction begins on the city of Tir inside clan-run territories. Plans call for Tir to be the political capital of the clans; a safe harbour and home to a democratically chosen clan council.

29250
The first "neutrals" appear when Omni-Tek employees - as well as clan members - abandon their affiliations and settle in non-political zones. Fearing more ICC interventions, OT authorities turn a blind eye to these neutrals.
Omni-3 is completed. The city is given the official nickname "Rome", and it's nominated to be the future home to the post-lease Rubi-Kan democratic government.

29301
Thirty-eight highly skilled nano-technicians and meta physicists break with Omni-Tek and establish a colony on an artificially constructed floating archipelago. They name the colony "Jobe". OT unofficially acknowledges the colony's autonomy in order to retain ties with the skilled colonists, and to prevent them from crossing over to the clan-side.

April 28 29374
Clan-affiliated terrorists blow up four notum operations in a coordinated strike, killing both security forces and miners. Notum shipments are reduced by 13%, costing Omni-Tek hundreds of billions of credits.

May 01 29374
Omni-Tek officials order the leaders of the clans to surrender all suspected terrorists to Omni-Tek security forces. They're given a one week deadline.

May 08 29374
Clan leaders fail to meet demands, citing a lack of evidence and the difficulty of curtailing independent clan activity. Omni-Tek begins to move into clan-held territories.

May 17 29374
Omni-Tek troops enter the city of Tir and arrest the assembled clan leaders partaking in their first unified clan council. They are immediately shipped off-planet for incarceration elsewhere.

May 18 29374
Gathering their scattered forces, the clans begin to strike back at the occupying Omni-Tek troops. A second Rubi-Kan civil war begins.

August 29 29378
The Tir River is contaminated with toxic waste. The clans blame the Omni-Tek forces occupying the city, but the corporation claims that the clans themselves are responsible for a failed attempt to use biological weapons against the occupying forces.

March 14 29387
Two Omni-Tek battleships reach orbit around Rubi-Ka, and for the next six weeks, shuttles transport personnel and equipment to the ground.

July 31 29387
Omni-Tek launches a frighteningly massive offensive against all clan-occupied northern towns and outposts. Early estimates count the dead in tens of thousands.
ICC submits a formal complaint against Omni-Tek. The complaint is supported by all member-corporations. Omni-Tek defends its actions in accordance with the lease, and rejects the complaint as groundless.

February 27 29388
Following heavy Omni-Tek military action against the clans, rival corporations - led by Sol Banking Corporation - clamour for ICC support in carpet-bombing OT-held interests on Rubi-Ka.

March 02 29388
ICC refuses to get drawn into the conflict, but pleads with Omni-Tek to back down, and begin negotiations with both the clans and rival corporations.

29388
Across the galaxy, there is scattered fighting between Omni-Tek and a newly formed corporate military alliance. Tension between ICC member-corporations increases, and observers fear the imminent collapse of the entire Confederation.

29389
The Corporate Wars begin. Omni-Tek interests across the galaxy are targeted, and an assembled alliance fleet approaches Omni Prime.

29390
Unwilling and unable to continue their war-efforts on Rubi-Ka, Omni-Tek withdraws from clan-held territories. There is no formal declaration of peace, however, and the war between the clans and Omni-Tek flares up from time to time in the next eight years.

29396
The Council of Truth is formed, and goes into session for the first time. The Council's objective is to end clan separatism, and to create a common political and non-violent front against Omni-Tek. Diplomatic channels are established with the ruling corporation, which, engaged as it is in a galaxy-wide war, is eager to avoid any escalation of the armed conflict on Rubi-Ka.

29397
The Council of Truth establishes their political hold over the clan-held northern territories, and succeeds in uniting most of the large clans.

29398
With all eyes turned outwards, the second Rubi-Kan civil war is, for all purposes, over.

29408
The Corporate Wars have spread to an estimated two hundred and fifty populated solar systems, encompassing more than five hundred colonised planets. Almost one hundred corporations are engaged in the war, on five different fronts. Alliances form and disband every month.
TruSpace Networks battleships destroy four Omni-Tek vessels in orbit around Rubi-Ka, and launches orbit-to-ground rockets against Omni-1, killing thousands.

May 19 29418
Sol Banking Corporation lands mechanised troops and war-machines on Rubi-Ka. Their objective is to seize control of Omni-Tek's notum operations. Omni-Tek receives unexpected help from the clans in the ensuing and drawn-out ground war.

March 11 29419
TruSpace Networks and Sol Banking Corporation military targets and corporate interests on Earth are destroyed by Omni-Tek warships. An estimated six million people are killed. ICC headquarters and installations are left completely unharmed.

June 12 29420
The last of Sol Banking Corporation's troops on Rubi-Ka are crushed in a coordinated strike by both Omni-Tek and clan forces.

September 26 29424
A nameless anti-corporate terrorist group targets Mars with advanced biological weapons. Almost ten million people die before the government is able to neutralise the bio-agent. The terrorists' slogan is "Free Rubi-Ka".

29436
New scientific developments finally help Omni-Tek scientists create a 99.9% effective cell-scanning insurance technology. The technology is immediately made available to all OT employees on Rubi-Ka. But certain restrictions apply: Users have to be between the ages of 21 and 75. If the subject is too young or too old, the life-force appears to dissipate before reaching its new host. The technology cannot halt aging; it proves impossible to revert to an insured state more than a few weeks old. The restrictions require constant - and expensive - use of the technology to remain safely insured.

29437
Clan-affiliated and neutral citizens demand cell-scanning technology. Omni-Tek refuses, citing security concerns.

29438
Death becomes the new extreme sport with the rich and the young of Omni-Tek's elite. Insurance technology - popularly (and incorrectly) known as "resurrection" - allows the insured individual to risk certain death and live to tell the tale.

29440
Omni-Tek creates hand-held weapons designed to scatter the life-force of a living creature, circumventing the safety backup of insurance technology. The weapons will be used only by authorised OT personnel.

June 09 29442
The Corporate Wars end with a ceasefire brokered by the ICC. The wars have claimed the lives of an estimated one hundred and twenty million people over the course of fifty-three years.
Corporate war-trials begin, but the sheer number of corporations involved means that no individual corporation can be blamed. The ICC announces the establishment of the ICC Peacekeeping Forces, with representatives stationed on all large corporate-run colonies.

January 18 29444
As part of the cross-corporate penalties affecting all ICC member-corporations, Omni-Tek's lease on Rubi-Ka is severely reduced. It now expires on January 1, 29500.

February 07 29444
Omni-Tek delivers a formal protest to ICC and refuses to accept the reduced lease.

March 13 29444
ICC and Omni-Tek agree to extend the lease to January 1. 29550, with an option to extend it further if OT complies with all future ICC rulings.

March 15 29444
Sol Banking Corporation lodges a formal complaint against the ICC for favouritism, and moves for the ICC board to be suspended. The motion is immediately denied, but Sol is allowed to buy limited interests on Rubi-Ka starting January 1, 29500.

29447
Philip Ross, a lifelong company man, becomes the youngest CEO in Omni-Tek's history.

29448
Seeking to battle the increasing population of dangerous mutants, Philip Ross introduces an extermination reward-plan open to all residents of Rubi-Ka. The move is welcomed by most, although the Council of Truth criticises Omni-Tek for not taking proper responsibility for the mutant threat.

29450
ICC demands that Omni-Tek makes insurance technology freely available to all citizens of Rubi-Ka.

29452
Omni-Tek finally complies with ICC's rulings. Insurance technology is shared with all factions on Rubi-Ka, and the technology is deregulated. The erroneous slogan "Rubi-Ka: Where Death Isn't Fatal!" is now used by OT in their galaxy-wide marketing, to attract new colonists.

29455
Sol Banking Corporation is suspected of operating covert notum mining-operations in the Outzone. The corporation denies the accusations. ICC investigates and finds no evidence of wrongdoing.
The galactic economy finally gains momentum after the recession, and the demand for notum increases weekly. Omni-Tek asks the Council of Truth to reopen access to OT-owned mines in the north. The Council accepts, on the condition that the clans are compensated accordingly. Omni-Tek reluctantly concedes to the Council's demands.

29459
Omni-Tek begins operating the closed mines in the north, but fails to give the clans any windfall from the operations. Some clans that remain unaffiliated with the Council of Truth carry out attacks on OT troops, carriers, mines, and processing facilities.

August 26 29461
Claiming the clans are disrupting commercial interests, Omni-Tek moves to reclaim all occupied territories by force.

August 27 29461
Peaceful protests in Tir and Omni-1 are disrupted when Omni-Tek forces fire at the crowds. Hundreds are wounded and killed, and many of the victims lack insurance.

August 29 29461
The clans put aside political differences to join in a common military offensive against Omni-Tek.

August 30 29461
The third Rubi-Kan civil war begins with the Battle of Stret, where more than one thousand lives are lost.

29462
Fearful of ICC penalties, weakened by the Corporate Wars, and conscious of public opinion, Omni-Tek cautiously pulls back from the north.

29463
A former trader uses his immense fortune to buy land from the clans, and builds Avalon and Camelot in less than six months. He founds the clan Knights, and names himself Lord Galahad.

29464
The Omni-Tek board on Omni Prime rejects a request from Omni-Tek of Rubi-Ka for additional forces in the war with the clans. Notum production in the south is sufficient to meet current galactic demands. In addition, OT has to deal with a tattered reputation in the marketplace, and another war isn't helping.

29465
Armed ICC personnel attempt to intervene in the civil war on Rubi-Ka, but there is little support from corporations still licking their wounds from the Corporate Wars. The ICC ends up fighting both clan and Omni-Tek soldiers on two fronts, and quickly pulls back.
Omni-Tek media channels receive a video message with the words: "Tomorrow, the hand of justice will crush the Omni-Tek war machine. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust." None of the stations broadcast the message to the public, believing it a hoax.

October 07 29466
One thousand, four hundred and sixty-six Omni-Tek soldiers are massacred in six separate assaults across OT-held territory. Witnesses at four of the sites report seeing commandos wearing crimson uniforms, hoods, and environmental masks. At the same time, insurance-pattern databases in Omni-1 are sabotaged. There is no hope for any of the murdered soldiers.

October 08 29466
The Council of Truth denies all knowledge of the terrorist acts, and claims to have no information about who carried out the attacks. Omni-Tek states publicly that the Council has lost control over the clans, and cannot be trusted.

October 12 29466
Omni-Tek strikes back at the clans, destroying civilian installations, crippling transportation, and killing hundreds of clan-members. But the reprisals appear to have little effect on clan morale.

29467
Crippled by the mother-corporation's refusal to ship additional forces to Rubi-Ka, Omni-Tek of Rubi-Ka struggles against the onslaught of the dedicated and fearless clans.

January 13 29467
A relatively anonymous clan activist, Henry Radiman, takes on the responsibility of leading the Council of Truth during these tough times.

29468
Omni-Tek has grown weary of war. Few large scale battles are fought, and outposts and minor strategic positions change hands every few weeks.

29469
After a virtual standstill of over a year, the war effort heats up with renewed and regular clan offences against the south. Omni-Tek forces prioritise guarding notum operations.

April 21 29470
With the clans now less than fifty miles from Omni-1, dug down under a barrage of Omni-Tek fire, the third Rubi-Kan civil war is halted by a ninety-day ceasefire.

July 04 29470
The Council of Truth, Omni-Tek representatives, and ICC observers sign the Tir Accord. A permanent ceasefire is finally in effect.
Simon Silverstone, leader of the clan Sentinels, declares that the members of the Council of Truth are traitors to the clan cause, and cuts all political ties with the Council. The Sentinels are immediately joined by a large number of extremist clans.

July 15 29470
A series of coordinated terrorist attacks against civilian Omni-Tek targets across the south - accompanied by broadcasts of the slogan "Dust to Dust" from hacked satellites - endangers the Tir Accord.

July 22 29470
The Council assures Omni-Tek that they will do their utmost to curtail any future military actions against both civilian and corporate targets by so-called clan-affiliated separatists.

August 11 29470
The Tir Accord Addendum is signed by the Council and a majority of the rebel clans. Omni-Tek forces pull back completely from clan-controlled areas. It's not, however, a full concession to clan independence, but OT operations in the north have been abandoned.

29471
Scattered hostilities between rogue clans and Omni-Tek troops continue for the next four years, but the fragile peace appears to hold - for now.

June 26 29475
Illegal restrictions on colonisation are lifted after prolonged ICC objections. Rival corporations are now allowed to transport passengers to and from Rubi-Ka. Ships in orbit immediately begin to transport new colonists to the surface. The population mushrooms overnight, causing logistical problems and chaos. The Rubi-Kan infrastructure is unprepared for the massive influx of colonists.

October 25 29475
On behalf of the Omni-Tek Corporation, Philip Ross announces an unconditional amnesty for all clan-affiliated citizens. This is intended to be a first step towards a lasting peace on Rubi-Ka.

October 31 29475
Strange pumpkin-headed creatures appear in areas surrounding Omni-1 on Halloween. With the help of brave citizens, they are quickly wiped out.

November 14 29475
Henry Radiman convenes unaffiliated clan leaders at the Council of Truth building in Tir for a chance to voice their opinions. There is widespread scepticism of Omni-Tek's amnesty.

November 23 29475
The Council of Truth acknowledges the amnesty and votes to enter into official peace talks with Omni-Tek.
A decoy of Henry Radiman is assassinated in Omni-1. The assassin, one Joesph Aberic Capo, is identified and later captured.

November 28 29475
Henry Radiman and Philip Ross meet face to face for the first time, at the Omni-Tek Corporation's headquarters in the capital city.

December 04 29475
The suspected assassin and conspirators in the Radiman assassination-attempt are put on corporate trial, and found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and of disobeying the corporate agenda.

December 07 29475
Commander Portman is captured and jailed.

- December 29475
Radiman and Ross meet regularly to flesh out a final agreement - encompassing land, government, and notum mining - between the clans and Omni-Tek. A lasting peace is within grasp.

December 19 29475
An apartment complex in Omni-1 is levelled to the ground by an anti-matter explosion. The words "dust to dust" once more echo across Rubi-Ka, and for those who remember the last war, the tentative and long hoped-for peace now appears a lost cause.

December 20 29475
There are several independent reports of alleged attacks by human clones.

December 21 29475
Omni-Tek denies media rumours of secret cloning facilities, calling the reports "a hoax", and pointing to research that proves it's impossible to clone a person's life-force.

December 21 29475
Omni-Pol releases a statement regarding the Omni-1 blast, calling early reports of terrorist activities premature, and stating that the evidence gathered so far is inconclusive. Planet-wide security is stepped up, however, and the investigation continues.

January 15 29476
The Omni-Pol investigation into the blast in Omni-1 concludes. At a press-conference, OT spokespeople confirm that the extremist clan the Dust Brigade was behind the terrorist attack.
Omni-Tek and Council of Truth spokespeople confirm that talks between the two parties have been "temporarily halted" while the current situation is assessed. The Council claims that the decision to terminate the talks was Omni-Tek's, and that the Council wishes to resume negotiations as soon as possible.

January 17 29476
Philip Ross issues a statement, warning of "a war against terrorism, radicals, and extremists who treat freedom and justice with contempt." There is an immediate public outcry against Ross' choice of words.

January 18 29476
The Art Gallery - TAG - publishes an editorial with the headline "War?". Grid-access to TAG triples, and the story quickly becomes a hot-button topic.

January 20 29476
There are rumours of a "war of words" between Omni-Tek and the Council of the Truth, and many expect the amnesty to end soon.

January 21 29476
Omni-Pol enters the city of Sabulum in the perpetual wastelands in what they call an official and legitimate police action against suspected criminals. The operation is interrupted by clan-members critical of what they perceive as an intrusion into clan territory, and fighting breaks out between the two parties, prompting Omni-Pol to request the assistance of the Omni-Tek Armed Forces.

January 22 29476
Henry Radiman publicly states the Council's support for the Omni-Pol operation in Sabulum, and asks clan-members to avoid further violence.

January 23 29476
Militant clans feel betrayed by the Council of Truth, and call on Omni-Tek to withdraw their personnel from Sabulum. The Omni-Pol and Omni-AF operation in Sabulum continues, however. There are no reports of arrests, but OT guards are posted throughout the city, and all buildings are entered and searched.

January 24 29476
ICC representatives conduct separate press-conferences at the Council of Truth in Tir and Omni-Tek HQ in Omni-1, followed by an on-site visit to Sabulum where informal talks are held between high-ranking OT officials and clan-members.

January 25 29476
Sabulum remains the focal point of the growing conflict - physical and political - between the clans and the Omni-Tek Corporation. The city is now evenly divided between the two occupying forces.

January 26 29476
Clans launch an attack on Omni-Pol and Omni-AF personnel in Sabulum, forcing a full retreat.
Omni-Tek confirms that their operation in Sabulum has been terminated because of continued interference from rogue clans.

February 06 29476
Omni-Tek announces an immediate end to the amnesty, and cuts off contact with all clan-affiliated organisations, including the Council of Truth. Security at OT-owned interests across Rubi-Ka is also stepped up, and clan-members are warned to stay out of OT-controlled regions.

February 07 29476
There are reports of random attacks on both civilian and military personnel by masked commandos shouting Dust Brigade idioms.

February 08 29476
Attacks by the terrorist group known as the Dust Brigade continue, affecting Omni-Tek personnel, clan-members, and neutrals. The attacks are short and brutal, and the Dust Brigade commandos appear incredibly well-equipped, trained, and coordinated.

February 11 29476
Omni-Pol officers raid the underground offices of the Voice of Freedom - the largest clan-affiliated media channel - in Omni-1, and charge the channel and its employees with corporate espionage. The Voice's editor, James "Tucker" Adams flees the city, and reports say that he intends to reopen the Voice of Freedom in Avalon, under the protection of the Knights.

February 12 29476
The Dust Brigade hit six top-ranking clan leaders and Omni-Tek officials in separate but coordinated assassinations. No warnings are issued, only the words "ashes to ashes, dust to dust".

February 12 29476
A coalition of high-ranking Omni-Tek officials submits a joint ultimatum to Philip Ross, demanding that immediate action is taken to halt any future attacks by the Dust Brigade. The deadline is set to 09:30 RST, February 15.

February 14 29476
Philip Ross answers the joint ultimatum, assuring Omni-Tek employees that the Corporation is doing its utmost to locate and destroy the terrorists. Omni-Pol releases a statement in support of Ross' answer, and also denies rumours tying the Dust Brigade to the Outzone.

February 26 29476
The Voice of Freedom returns, and resumes broadcasts from an undisclosed location.

April 18 29476
Amid fears of intervention from both the Dust Brigade and Omni-Tek, the Council of Truth controversially cancels the traditional march through the streets of Tir marking the inauguration of the Manual Labourer's Guild back in 29191.
Clan ‘Great Vikings of Rubi-Ka’ sponsors festivities outside the Tir West Gate as an alternative to the traditional march cancelled by the Council, despite warnings from both the Council and Omni-Tek. The event is considered a huge success.

July 23 29476
Clan-members rally outside the Council of Truth building in Tir. Shouts like “Radiman make a stand or get out of the way” echo through the streets of Tir as the clans - led by Opposing Force president Marilynn “Rorie” Shorts – protest the inactivity of the Council.

July 26 29476
Following a long, unannounced absence, Henry Radiman finally speaks to the clans through an open letter published in the UniClanCast. He apologises for his absence, and announces the Council will go back in session.

July 29 29476
Clans maintain scepticism towards the Council despite of Radiman’s return. Rumours are circulating, and vocal clans seem to be in favour of reforms.

July 31 29476
Previously considered a staunch supporter of Radiman and the Council, the editor of the Voice of Freedom publishes an article nurturing the growing scepticism towards the Council.

August 05 29476
The pressure mounts on Radiman and the Council as the Council reconvenes.

August 12 29476
An unidentified man is found dead in the Lush Hills resort, permanently killed with life-force disrupting weaponry. No clues to the man’s identity or purpose on Rubi-Ka are found.

August 14 29476
The ICC calls all the member corporations to an emergency assembly to discuss the destabilised political situation on Rubi-Ka.

August 14 29476
Omni-Pol investigations into the permanent death of an unidentified male found in the Lush Hills Resort end in brutal mayhem as Dust Brigade Commandoes turn up and start shooting at the investigators. Local patrons and guests at the resort come to the investigators’ aid, and manage to kill one of the commandoes.

August 20 29476
The ICC emergency assembly results in a close to unanimous vote in favour of granting emergency powers.
The ICC announces, through Secretary General Isidra Derousse, they will use the emergency powers to deploy additional Peacekeeper troops on Rubi-Ka in order to ‘protect innocent civilians’.

August 21 29476
Omni-Tek’s board of directors lodge a formal complaint from Omni Prime to the ICC over the decision to grant emergency powers and deploy additional Peacekeepers on Rubi-Ka. Allegations of favouritism and inadequate processing procedures are included.

August 23 29476
Through investigations into the permanent death of a man found in the Lush Hills resort, Omni-Pol reveals evidence found in the deceased’s NCU that suggests Council of Truth involvement in the funding and support of known terrorist organisations. A hunt for two prominent Council of Truth employees is started. The Council of Truth refuses to hand them over to Omni-Pol for questioning.

August 26 29476
The Council of Truth seems no closer to an agreement. The internal strife and bickering culminates in the resignation of prominent council-member Lord Galahad.

September 05 29476
Philip Ross and Henry Radiman meet head to head in a last-ditch effort to conjure a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

September 09 29476
The ICC rejects Omni-Tek’s formal complaint, and retains its decision to grant emergency powers.

September 18 29476
The Council of Truth disappears amid rumours of a coup d’état. All Council offices are emptied and all representatives go AWOL.

September 18 29476
ICC Peacekeepers make planetfall after weeks of deliberation pending the ICC’s processing of Omni-Tek’s formal complaint.

October 10 29476
Both wanted Council of Truth employees are found, but are permanently killed by the Dust Brigade as they are being escorted back towards Omni-1 for questioning.

October 18 29476
The glue that held the fragile peace together, the Tir Accord, is annulled by Omni-Tek. After the Council has stepped down from its duties as 'government' of the united clans, Omni-Tek claims the agreement is no longer valid. ICC Secretary General, Isidra Derousse, immediately voices her concerns, and plans to lodge a formal investigation into the decision made by Omni-Tek.
After the abolition of the Tir Accord, the city of Tir experienced a rush of Omni-Tek employees walking freely around the city. The militaristic, proactive clan Sentinels - often branded terrorists - led by Simon Silverstone, ousted the ICC Peacekeepers and took control of the city. Both Omni-Tek employees and neutral citizens were killed on sight by the new guards.

November 29 29476
The ICC declares an end to Omni-Tek's absolute monopoly of notum mining, opening up for all organisations to drill the precious element. The new rules stipulate, however, that Omni-Tek retains its monopoly on off-world distribution of notum.

December 05 29476
In an editorial in the radical publication the Voice of Freedom, the editor looks at ICC’s decision to end Omni-Tek’s monopoly on notum mining, and brands the decision the opening of the fourth Rubi-Kan Civil War. He calls it The Notum Wars.

December 21 29476
Reports regarding a possible cyborg attack, suspected to start within the holidays are discussed within Omni-Pol. The conclusions are that the cyborgs, at the current time, do not pose any treat towards Omni-Tek interests on the planet. The reports is dismissed and filed.

December 29 29476
Additional reports regarding cyborg troop movements are ignored by Omni-Pol as idle rumors. The consequence of this, leads to a series of successful raids performed by the cyborg forces. Only the quick response of the ICC and the citizens of Borealis prevent the cyborgs from achieving their goal to take control of the weather control system.

January 02 29477
After an intense study of their computer network, Omni-Tek finds a major security gap in the network that may have accounted for Cyborg intelligence. While engineers worked on repairing the damage, a taskforce is sent to eradicate all cyborg key personnel and facilities. The mission is partly a success as several key installations is destroyed, but the brain behind the attacks managed to avoid detection.

January 21 29477
An unnamed neutral organisation pays a band of mercenaries a total of 100 million credits to increase security in Newland City. Clan-members are from this moment shot on sight in the neutral city as an answer to the Sentinels’ treatment of the neutral population in Tir.

March 07 29477
A small force of cyborg troops is located near the city of Old Athen. Whilst these forces were quickly defeated by clan operatives, Omni-Pol, having learned from past mistakes sends out several teams to survey for any other cyborg movements. Vital data about the cyborg threat is recovered during this mission.

March 09 29477
Data recovered two days earlier implies that the cyborgs had been producing ground based artillery at several key installations and factories. Further more, an Omni-Tek scientist had been located within one of these bases. Scout teams were immediately deployed to assess the situation.

March 10 29477
Omni-Pol launches a full scale attack on the primary cyborg complex in the northern part of the perpetual wasteland, successfully neutralizing all factories in the area. The captured Omni-Tek scientist is killed during the attack. While official reports state that she was killed by cyborgs, then several eyewitnesses claim the scientist were executed by Omni-Pol personnel. An internal investigation is launched, but proves inconclusive.
Despite the destruction of their factories Cyborg activity around the city of Athen increase dramatically. Whilst the city guards were able to defeat these groups, it quickly became clear that something larger was at play and that the cyborgs were organised and focused. Key clan members arrange a meeting between themselves and omni-pol operatives inside the city of Tir. The sentinels learn about this, and immediately dispatch troops to the area. During the following skirmish, the Omni-Pol operatives manage to escape.

March 14 29477
Having found the main Cyborg base and combining their forces with hundreds of clansmen in a deal struck in Tir days earlier, Omni-Pol soldiers and employees engage the cyborgs in Walling waste. The battle lasted for several hours and despite heavy casualties coalition force is victorious. A special taskforce is put into place by Omni-Pol to monitor all cyborg movements the next few months. But there is no indication of further confrontations. All files are sealed pertaining the cyborg's recent actions.

July 02 29477
The IRRK reports that strange meteor showers in orbit saw the mysterious appearance of new forms of hostile fauna to Rubi-Ka, although Omni-Med and OTAF evacuated and closed off all infected areas, sending in a joint task force to eradicate the pests and despite a spokesman for the OT department of agriculture says the emergency was over and the farmers back on the plantations were back in their usual routine rumours persisted that some of the weeds were still growing wild in and around Hollow Island.

July 05 29477
A senior Omni-Interops official is found murdered in Omni-1 Entertainment's sewer system. Omni-Tek suggest that know criminal, and ex Omni employee Dave “Diamondcut” Duster may have been behind the killing and warned citizens to be on the lookout for the criminal.

August 27 29477
OTPC reported that, JAME (Jobe Association of Metaphysical Exploration) under the leadership of LORD KALDRANI SKALLAGRIM and LADY GILJABET SKELLIBJALLA have finally been able to realize their long standing vision by stabilizing the portal between Rubi-Ka and what has been termed “the Shadowlands.” The new conduit was successfully opened into a stable wormhole-like state for a duration of 60 minutes and allowed for supplies and volunteers to be ferried across. This portal, a closely guarded secret until now, is now believed capable of providing safe travel through to the parallel dimension. While the experimental stages of this technology resulted in an undisclosed number of fatalities, revolutionary strides in both portal techniques and the application of nano-technology have resulted in this phenomenal achievement.

August 28 29477
A mysterious being calling itself Ergo appears at several location across Rubi-Ka, accompanied by Yuttos helpers this being seems to exist in several locations at once with some kind of shared consciousness. Ergo speaks about the Shadowlands and claims to be some kind of ancient protector or curator of the realm.

September 02 29477
Strange visions are reported by several Omni employees, speculation mounts that the opening of the Shadowlands portal by JAME is somehow connected to these strange hallucinogenic experiences and few believe the cover story provided regarding possible illegal stims having hallucinogenic side effects.

September 02 29477
Omni Tek announces that a Multi-Department Omni Taskforce was being established to try and determine the cause of recent paranormal reports of 'visions'.

September 03 29477
A rash of criminals flowing out of several Rubi-Ka jails had both Omni-Tek and Clan officials baffled. Omni-1 Entertainment, Old Athens, Tir, Hope and Rome jails were all hit in a massive wave of attacks. Clan officials reported they experienced major power outages in the highest security sections, followed by massive fluctuations in their Grid facilities. They were able to re-establish control of those sections within minutes of the occurrence, but when they conducted cell checks several extremely dangerous criminals were found to be missing. Members of “The Dusters” under the leadership David “Diamondcut” Duster himself are suspected of being involved due to several eye witness reports.

September 05 29477
Omni Pol reacts to the continued reports of visions appearing to Omni personnel. These visions share a common theme about the 'unlocking of new discoveries'.
Philip Ross uses the planetfall anniversary celebrations to address Omni Tek employees in public regarding the recent mysterious visions.

September 09 29477
JAME addresses partisan concerns that access to the newly discovered Shadowlands may fall foul of political manoeuvres. Philip Ross makes an official press release calling on Omni Tek employees to colonize the Shadowlands and in a more startling development Henry Radiman reappeared and called for the re-creation of the Council of Truth to ensure that clan members would not be neglected in the exploration of the Shadowlands and made a full statement to the clans.

September 10 29477
Explorers of the Shadowlands come into contact again with the mysterious being called Ergo, just like the creatures manifestations on Rubi-Ka, it warns of the conflict that rages throughout the Shadowlands between the darkness and the light, the Unredeemed and the Redeemed. Explorers find they will have to ally themselves to one or other side in the conflict in order to proceed through the strange new world of the Shadowlands. Back on Rubi-Ka the speculation even begins that this ancient conflict may have been influencing events in the real world.

October 15 29477
Dust Brigade units manage to pull off a series of attacks on Rome and Borealis. The target seemed to be members the recently formed Newland City Initiative (NLCI) who seek the removal of the mercenary presence from Newland City.

October 18 29477
Speculation mounts that Loren Warr, the spokesperson for the Newland mercenaries may have hand in the attacks on the Newland City Initiative. Itel of the NLCI gives an interview mere feet away from Miss Warr claiming that the initiative would press on regardless.

October 27 29477
Another unprovoked Dust Brigade attack, this time on a wedding party being presided over by Henry Radiman himself. Whilst officials made little comment, public opinion debated whether the Dust brigade were now presumed linked to Loren Warr, as a holographic message from 'The Lady' delivered further warnings, or whether this 'Lady' was indeed a new ally of the Dust brigade as the message suggested.

October 27 29477
Dust Brigade commandos bomb the Borelais apartment of Katelin "Falikos" Phare, temporarily killing the owner and injuring two visitors. The motive for the attacks remained open to debate but was presumed linked to the Newland situation.

November 01 29477
The Newland Guard Initiative successfully hold a fundraising event, raising over 145 million credits for their campaign to rid Newland of the mercenary presence.

November 05 29477
The Omni Tek Press corp published a thinly veiled attack on Henry Radiman suggesting links between the former Council of Truth leader and the Dust Brigade.

November 25 29477
After a rally in Old Athens, a meeting between Henry Radiman and clan leaders in the Council of Truth building is interupted by the appearance of a strange vision. After these mysterious events the assembled leaders decided upon the reformation of the Council of Truth with the blessing of Radiman.
At a science symposium a small Omni Tek sub department announces that they had made a breakthrough in allowing nanomages to survive outside of Rubi-Ka by use of a special Notum Infused Suit. It was claimed a prototype suit was almost ready for production.

December 05 29477
Mere days after announcing their research Omni Tek sub department Red Tape report that suspected corporate sabotage was responsible for lost data and a stolen prototype of the Notum Infused Suit that may set the research back years.

December 11 29477
Charles 'Kithrak' Houston, former Director of Red Tape requests clan assistance in the recovery of the prototype Notum Infused Suit. It was revealed that terrorist mercenaries believed based in Milky Way and possibly linked to recent attacks Newland were also responsible for the theft of the prototype suit.

December 11 29477
The Newland City Council begin talks to seek a resolution to the mercenary situation in Newland.

December 16 29477
A coalition of Omni Tek and Clan forces lead an expedition to Milky Way and fought a running battle with mercenary forces that resulted in the successful recovery of the prototype Notum Infused Suit.

December 18 29477
Licensed explorers discover the chaotic central core of the Shadowlands known as Pandemonium, this area is deemed extremely dangerous and volatile and even the most battle hardened of veterans estimated it would be some time before further exploration in large numbers would be viable.

December 24 29477
The first steps are taken by the clans to begin the reformation of the Council of Truth.

January 11 29478
Strong Public support for the Newland Guard Initiative is reported by the Independent Reporters of Rubi-Ka.

January 19 29478
The arrival of a new gunship to the Camelot knights in Avalon sparked a mysterious Cyborg attack that were repelled by Clan forces. Clan officials refused to comment on the possibility of OTAF involvement given the close proximity of Omni bases in the area.

February 04 29478
In an unexpected move Philip Ross donates funds to the Newland Guard Initiative. Ross stated that he had personal reasons for supporting the initiative and that this did not mean any change in stance on neutrality by Omni Tek itself.
Newland City Council make an official statement declaring their intent to form a truly neutral defence force for the city with backing of JAME equipment. This is seen publicly as a great success for the Newland Guard Initiative and would call into question the validity of the mercenary presence in the city.

February 07 29478
The body of former Newland City Council secretary Amahnda Dwemse is found in an apartment in Newland. Dwemse had spoken out previously about the mercenary presence in Newland and her death deemed highly suspicious by the ICC authorities.

February 11 29478
A planned demonstration of the new defence laser weapons designed by JAME and intended for use by the Newland militia goes badly awry in Elysium. Mercenary sabotage is suspected.

February 14 29478
Newland City finally evicts Loren Warr and the mercenaries, replacing them with the newly formed Newland Militia. The return of true neutrality to Newland rekindles the debate over the Sentinels treatment of neutrals in Tir.

February 16 29478
The Independent Reporters of Rubi-Ka explore the continuing speculation of links between the clans and the Dust Brigade. The theory is popular in particular amongst Omni security sources who have always been suspicious of co-operation between those factions that oppose or seek to disrupt their lease of Rubi-Ka.

February 18 29478
Henry Radiman makes a speech on the steps of the old Council of Truth building in Tir making a renewed call for the reformation of the council.

February 26 29478
By denying claims that the Sentinels had issued arrest warrants for Dust Brigade terrorists the Sentinels leader Simon Silverstone inadvertently increased speculation of a link between the Dust Brigade and the Clans.

February 29 29478
Prominent Clan leaders urge participation in the public rally planned to build support for the reformation of the Council of Truth. Cathern "Vixentrox" Flowers, Janae "Tussa" Godfray and Maximillian "Foxferal" Sionnach all addressed the crowds at the Tir Whompa station calling for recognition of a new fledgling council.

March 16 29478
With the reformation of the Council of Truth an impending reality public focus returns to Henry Radiman and calls into question the legitimacy of his involvement in the new council. The rumours of possible terrorist links surrounding the veteran Clan leader refuse to die down.

March 20 29478
The Dust Brigade launch a surprise attack on Omni-1 but were repelled by Omni personnel who reacted to news of the Dust Brigade presence in the city.
According to reports from the Morningstar station in orbit Omni Tek used some obscure diplomatic protocols to allow a large transport vessel called the 'Longhorn' to arrive planestide without any of the customary ICC security scans taking place.

March 25 29478
Another Dust Brigade attack shakes Omni-1 Entertainment and leads some employees to suggest increased security forces should be deployed on the streets of Omni-1.

April 05 29478
The Vanguard Clan move into residence in Old Athens to provide additional protection and infrastructure to the city. Vanguard leader Alan Jacobi pledges that a share of profits made by the Vanguard during their tenure would be used to help rebuild the city.

April 05 29478
An exploration team doing historical studies in the area discover an entrance to a secret crypt not far from the city of Home on the coastline of the Broken Shores area. Found beneath the ancient twin pillars altar, whose purpose has never been fully explained, the crypt appears to be populated by as yet unknown residents. Citizens are urged to help explore the crypt.

April 25 29478
The first meeting of the new Council truth is held in Tir. Henry Radiman declares that he is stepping aside from involvement to allow a new generation of Clan politicians and leaders to emerge. Despite winning the election of leadership, Sentinels leader Simon Silverstone refuses the position leaving the knights of Avalon to take on the role. The founding members pledge that they will pursue peaceful means wherever possible to further the clan cause on Rubi-Ka.

April 29 29478
The Omni Tek press corp immediately issues its reactions to the newly formed council and raises doubts about its peaceful intent given the prominent support for the militant Sentinels clan amongst the new council representatives.

May 03 29478
A group of explorers lead by Innersanctum managed to penetrate the inner realm of Pandemonium in the Shadowlands and slay the Beast, the ultimate guardian of the Shadowlands. A portal opened taking the explorers back to a mysterious crypt on Rubi-Ka and an encounter with a strange version of the Ergo personality called Number Nine. This being spoke ominously but cryptically of the future and the implications of mankind truly controlling the source having defeated its guardian.

May 04 29478
Debate rages as to the possible meaning and context of the messages relayed by Number Nine and the relevance of the Source in Pandemonium being linked to a crypt on Rubi-Ka itself. Most believe the messages are a warning of some manner and that some ancient balance may have been disturbed by the conquest of Pandemonium.

May 09 29478
Investigations into a mysterious crash site in Hope were cut short by the arrival of heavy Omni Tek troop transports, leading to open conflict between clan forces and the Omni personnel. It was unknown why Omni Tek dispatched such a large force to recover what they described as a 'crashed reconnaissance team'.

May 15 29478
Omni Tek press corp report on the results of the investigation into the recent crash in Hope.
Dust Brigade forces attack Omni-Interops facilities in Omni-HQ. Despite being repelled the attacks raise concerns about security in Omni-1 and questions about how the Dust Brigade managed to strike in the heart of Omni operations in the city.

May 23 29478
In a further audacious move Dust Brigade forces also attack Omni-Med facilities in Omni-HQ leading to increased calls for a re-evaluation of the security measures used to protect Omni-1.

May 28 29478
Dust Brigade units engage Clan forces in Old Athens issuing cryptic warnings about the clans 'not being ready' and 'being unprepared', unprepared for what remained a mystery as none of the terrorists could be captured alive.

July 29 29478
Clan journalists report on encounters with elite Omni Tek forces known as the Unicorn Company. These 'ultimate soldiers' have not been known as being deployed on Rubi-Ka before and rumours soon start as to the possible reasons for their deployment.

August 20 29478
Philip Ross makes a Press release regarding the sale of land to members of public for construction purposes to allow colonists to own their own sections and build their own towns and cities.

August 21 29478
A Press Release from Omni Prime states that the message accredited to Philip Ross the day before regarding the purchase of land was an elaborate hoax contrived by a terrorist group and transmitted from a building in the terrorist held city of Old Athens.

August 26 29478
A reporter and advisor from Omni Prime backed up by Unicorn troops question citizens in Borealis on their opinions about Philip Ross.

August 28 29478
The ICC announce that they will be opening up areas of Rubi-Ka for purchase and construction.

August 28 29478
Unicorn troops move into Omni-HQ amid rumours that Philip Ross had been placed under house arrest for some as yet unknown reason.

September 01 29478
In a shocking turn of events Philip Ross addresses the planet and tells citizens that not only is there an imminent invasion of Rubi-Ka by Alien forces, but that Omni Tek had advance warning and his recorded announcement was triggered automatically by the alien vessels breaching the orbital defense permiter around Rubi-Ka. Ross himself is revealed to already be off world in discussions with the Board of Directors on Omni Prime.
the Independent Reporters of Rubi-Ka report on the latest news of the Alien invasion as the invaders assault several of the major cities on Rubi-Ka. The offer of additional troops by the ICC is accepted by Omni and neutral sources although Simon Silverstone of the Sentinels dismissed the offer as "completely unnecessary".

October 31 29478
As the alien activity escalates the Independent Reporters of Rubi-Ka report that ICC blockade runners clashed with Alien vessels in orbit around the planet as on the ground all factions took action against the invaders.

November 12 29478
The Council of Truth is attacked by mysterious Shades during one of their regular sessions.

November 26 29478
Due to the continued alien activity Omni Tek announce that they are declaring all their assests on Rubi-Ka to be under martial law.

November 27 29478
The return of Philip Ross to Rubi-Ka in strange circumstances leads to much speculation about who controls Omni Tek interests on Rubi-Ka during the invasion. Is Ross still in charge or have Omni Prime taken over control directly?

December 16 29478
In an unexpected move the ICC remove immigration fees for travel to Rubi-Ka allowing a new influx of citizens to make their home on Rubi-Ka.

January 08 29479
Omni-Tek issue a special requisition for additional resources to be directed to the war effort against the alien invaders

January 08 29479
Rumours start to circulate about the escalation of Unicorn Company activity on Rubi-Ka.

January 09 29479
Reports start to filter in about Mysterious alien transmissions that are coming from the planet's surface itself.

January 20 29479
The Independent reporters of Rubi-Ka report that several former Omni-tek employees that used to work in outzone mining facilities have gone missing.
Clan journalists question whether there is an Omni-Tek conspiracy towards events happening in and around the outzone areas.

February 09 29479
Omni-Tek issue a security instruction that allows freelance operators to help fight the alien threat in the Outzone. The Unicorn company established a base in one of the old outzone mining facilities and have requested citizens help in fighting the alien threat.

May 07 29479
Omni-Tek CEO Philip Ross is shot by an unknown assailant whilst making a speech in Omni-Entertainment. He is rushed to Omni-Med facilities in a critical condition. Omni-Pol begin immediate investigations into the events.

May 09 29479
The Free Journalists of Rubi-Ka release articles showing some of the Clan reaction to the attempt on Phillip Ross' life.

June 02 29479
Omni-Med issue an update on the condition of Philip Ross who is still in a deep coma under protection in a secret medical facility in Omni-One.

July 08 29479
With Phillip Ross still in a coma after the attack in Omni-One, and with no sign of any improvement in his condition, Omni-Tek announce the appointment of an interim CEO. Tarkhan Zora, the Unicorn liason to the Omni-Prime board of directors will assume control of the companies assests on Rubi-Ka whilst Ross is incapacitated.

July 10 29479
The press agencies of Rubi-Ka react to the appointment of Tarkhan Zora with opinions from the streets and editorial comment. Despite the fact that the new CEO has yet to arrive on the planet the conspiracy theories start in earnest.

August 14 29479
Still on route to Rubi-Ka from Omni-Prime the new CEO Tarkhan Zora releases his first address to the people of Rubi-Ka.