Timeline of the Gaennid Empire Core

Authors: Nolan

 

This is a timeline of Gaennid Empire history, comprising important legal and territorial changes as well as political, social, and economic events in the Empire of Gaennan and its people beginning with the religious schism among the Isharans to the present day. To read about the background to these events, see History of the Gaennid Empire.

2500’s 


The mid-latter part of the 25th Century was a fractured time for the Isharans. Jamir Kader, the ruling khan, was faced with a growing religious movement lead by his cousin: Ameen Al’Baqqir Kader, head of the Al’Baqqir oh’anja. Seen as a radical shift in the essence of the Masar, the Path, as a singular experience to one experienced by the whole of a Family, the Followers of Al’Baqqir were not received kindly by the whole of the Isharan people. As popularity began to rise among the small “upstart” religion, tensions between the Masar faithful and the Followers of Al’Baqqir started to rise.

THE BEGINNING OF A NEW DAWN

  • 2559.099 – When cataloging the Al’Baqqir oh’anja’s extensive library, Ameen Al’Baqqir Tamerlane stumbles upon writings of his ancestor Baqqir Amon. He finds the concepts riveting and muses upon Amon’s notions of the Path. Over the next several months, Ameen Al’Baqqir Tamerlane studies the texts until he comes to understand what Amon had thought of the future of the Masar. The nature of the Masar is forever changed for the Al’Baqqir oh’anja.
  • 2564.009 – The Al’Baqqir oh’anja has become something of a queer interest to the higher Isharan Families. The version of the Masar they follow is strange and restrictive. While viewed as an oddity among the nobles, the minority among the lower families are accepting this version of the faith over the old.
  • 2571.122 – A large following of lower families raises questions about the truth of the Masar and the meaning of the path. People of largely North African, Arabic, Hindustani, and Hindi origins celebrate openly on the importance of the family over the individual. What was once an oddity is a new and radical view on the Path. This radicalism creates a rift between the vastly larger singular-focus Masar majority and the family-focus Masar minority. This minority is coined the Followers of Al’Baqqir by an unknown source and will stick with them for hundreds of years to come.
  • 2577.346 – The rift created between the Follows of Al’Baqqir and the Masarene begins to sour. The numbers of Followers continue to rise, causing serious concern to those of the High Families and religious leaders. Misinformation filtered into the Isharan populous by groups feeling threatened by the Followers breeds distrust for the deviation from the religion.
  • 2581.260 – As tensions reach their peak, Ameen Al’Baqqir Tamerlane requests that he take his followers away from Isharan space. It would allow a great buffer between the “lax Isharan Masarene” and the “radical Baqqiri Followers” and release the growing pressure of what both Ameen Al’Baqqir Tamerlane and Jamir Tamerlane believed to be the kindle to an inevitable religious wildfire. Given a colonial charter and the funds to establish first Ishara’s long-distance colony, Al’Baqqir laid the plans for his people’s fleet and began construction. It would take seven years, thousands upon thousands working tirelessly, to build the ships needed to escape the score of the Isharan public.

THE BAQQIRI EXODUS

  • 2588.068 – With the cryogenic trays bearing his followers safely stowed away among his colony fleet, Al’Baqqir bids farewell to his beloved cousin, the Isharan Eishatan Jamir Tamerlane, and orders his fleet to cast off. He takes his people Galactic-East, their bearings pointed for a star as of yet unclaimed along the farthest reaches of the frontier. It was called Amon, named so in memory of their religion’s long-past and oblivious founder. The journey will take one year.
  • THE WAYWARD FLEET, 2589.123 – Colonial preparations crew aboard the Lantern of Faiza (Arabicفانوس فايزةFanus Fayz), the colony fleet’s flagship, awakes to find unfamiliar stars surrounding them. Their vessel had sustained damage that was nothing short of irregular. The Faiza‘s guidance system would not respond, its diagnostic finding nothing but corrupted data. Crewmen conducting extravehicular activity (EVA) evolutions find that the ship’s external navigational and proximity sensors, as well as the communications array, experienced damage consistent with electromagnetic pulses. The Fraiza‘s Chief Science Officer, astrophysicist Dr. Gaenna Al’Baqqir Tamerlane, discovers a nebula that had not existed before their journey a year before while scrubbing through the ship’s AI data log. Without much evidence, Dr. Al’Baqqir Tamerlane can only make an educated guess: she surmises that the fleet stumbled across a rogue super nova whose death throes had washed their entire fleet in electromagnetic flashes that rendered their fleet’s shipboard AIs literally blind. Repairs take seven weeks.
  • THE LOST ARK, 2589.172 – One by one, preparations crews report their ships to the Faiza and the status of their shipboard repairs. As the last of the ships finish their repairs, it becomes increasingly clear that one vessel will remain unaccounted for: the Ark of Sharad (Hindiशरद के सन्दूक, Sharad ke Sandook). Without knowing exactly where the Sharad broke away from the colonial fleet, which direction she headed, or where the fleet is in relation to the Sharad‘s whereabouts, the Baqqiri captains cannot begin to search for the missing colony ship. They continue on without her.
  • 2589 – 2591 – Two years are spent searching for a new home. Dr. Gaenna Al’Baqqir Tamerlane and her team have worked tirelessly for those years and have pointed the ship captains toward more than one-hundred star systems, all of which were rejected. In this time, the fleet loses another four colony ships: two to collision, one to a catastrophic reactor failure, and another unanswerable disappearance. Gaenna finds another possible destination. It is a binary star system that has many observable satellites. Despite their collective skepticism, Dr. Al’Baqqir Tamerlane’s included, the Baqqiri Colony Fleet has no other option. The fleet sets course for the binary star system, designated Tanna AB, and the crews slip into sleep.
  • 2591.305 – Upon awakening, the colonial fleet finds an Earth-like planet within the habitable zone of a Tanna AB. It is a paradise world designated Farahid-2789E, one of the possible satellites noted by Dr. Farahid Al’Baqqir Tamerlane during his duties working as Dr. Gaenna Al’Baqqir Tamerlane’s primary data analyst. Travel takes one month. Once the fleet reaches standard orbit, Follower colonists are awoken from their cryogenic trays in waves and by family, ferried to the surface from the surviving colony ships. Farahid proves to be a true paradise, a world with wide and lush equatorial, tropical forests; a band of northern-and-southern hemispherical, temperate forests and grasslands; a narrow ring of boreal forests; tundra that feeds into the icecaps; and few sandy deserts. It is covered primarily in large oceans with a similar chemical composition to that of pre-industrialized Earth. The Followers of Al’Baqqir claim Farahid as their own.
  • 2591.347 – The first settlement, Er-Idan, is founded. Wildlife that has already existed on Farahid prior to its founding is as diverse and deadly as the fabled creatures of Old Earth. It is decided that the cryogenically frozen colonists will be filtered slowly to facilitate a stable, manageable growth to Er-Idan. The first wave of Farahid colonists, following their teachings, band together and build a single city capable of defending them all from the dangers of the equatorial jungles. As the city’s walls become too small for the slowly-filtered colonists, it becomes the hub from which all of the megacities of Farahid are born.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • Followers of Al’Baqqir are allowed to leave in a peace exodus
  • During the initial flight of the Exodus, the Ark of Sharad disappears with all hands
  • Farahid becomes Ishara’s farthest and first independent colony, and Er-Idan its first settlement
  • The Linnaj becomes the official religion of the Farahid colonists

2600’s


The Gaennai Expansion was began in very start of the 29th Century. As the population grew, so did the concept of the family and familial bonds. Over the course of the next century, the Isharan term oh’anja is forgotten and replaced by khith (/ˈkhiθ/), born from the English word “kith” for friends, acquaintances, and relationships, evolving to mean something far deeper than the old Isharan notions of family. To further instill their independence from the Eisharatid Isharin, the largest and most influential families caste off the names of the Eisharats they once served.

The Linnaj drew stronger intra-clan bonds and the concept of clan devotion became commonplace. The honor of the clan, too, was as important as the clan’s survival. Clashes between the clans and their vassals flared along boarders, irrupting into small firefights among the jungles. More divided than ever, the line in the sand drawn not at religion but at blood and the clan’s perceived worth, clans began leaving Farahid in droves to start their own colonies and live how they pleased along the Clan’s Way. The catalyst cost the budding Gaennai dearly and created a schism that seemed irreparable.

TURMOIL IN THE JUNGLES OF FARAHID

  • 2603.020 – Tensions begin to rise as clans clash against one another in the jungles of Farahid’s equator. At first, there are only small fire fights by defensive hunting patrols. Engagements worsen as utility vehicles are used to carry heavier weapons and casualties start to rise. An arms race begins as clans who have sided with one another develop their own weapons and military vehicles to create large “militia” armies.
  • DEATH OF A PROPHET, 2617.049 – Ameen Al’Baqqir is killed entering an assembly to broker peace between the angry clans of a southern jungle region close to the Temperate Band. His appearance is unannounced. It is an effort to force chieftains to acknowledge their quarreling after Al’Baqqir has witnessed it. His containment team fails to maintain control over the exits and several chieftains force their way out of the assembly. Before Al’Baqqir enters the Amphitheater, a series of explosive charges demolish the structure to assassinate the rival chieftains of those who were able to “escape.” His death was called an “disastrous accident” by those who perpetrated the assassination, and a “insidious plot” by those who learned of it. Ameen Al’Baqqir’s death is from this point referred to the Great Tragedy. Civil war is inevitable.
  • WAR OF THE LEAVES, 2618.049 – Airstrikes rock several southern cities along the equator at midnight. After twelve months, Ameen Al’Baqqir Tamerlane’s death brings the wrath of the Northern Clans down upon those south of the Boarder. The joint-strike is lead by the new and powerful Clan Gaenna, established by Dr. Gaenna Al’Baqqir’s grand daughter Kisse Gaenna. Of those equatorial cities, Vajaas is the worst hit, and fires quickly spread through its financial and north-facing residential districts. The Southern Clans are unable to mobilize their forces fast enough and in the morning, Vajaas, Thanis, Kaangul, and Mej are firmly under Northern occupation.
  • 2619.317 – The conflict has devolved into a stalemate between the Northern and South Clans. Orbital satellites observed the a stretch of destroyed earth between the occupied equatorial cities and the southern peninsula over the last two years. It is several thousand kilometer long, hundreds of kilometers thick. Intense shelling and airstrikes from both sides has forced a hard defensive line between the north and south. The more that the Southern Clans resists, the more the Northern Clans fuel their rage. The war goes on.
  • BATTLE OF THREE RIVERS, 2620.183 – A decisive victory on the banks of the Three Rivers breaks the southern defense line. Northern Clan forces have divided the enemy. It is only a matter of time before the Southern Clans are conquered.
  • 2821.272 – The Clans of the North have defeated those of the south. For their transgressions, the Southern Clans are ordered off of Farahid to find their home elsewhere. The Southern Sheiks have seven months to gather their supplies and their kinsmen, and must cast off before the start of the next season lest their people be placed in internment camps. The chieftains begrudgingly accept their exile.
  • DISTRICT 20 MASSACRE, 2621.354 – Fights and rioting break out among Vajaasi citizens as the date for their expulsion draws nearer. Northern occupation forces are authorized to use lethal force if required to suppress dissidence. Vajaasi citizens manage to kill Northern Clan soldiers in a crowded hab structure in 20th Metropolitan District, prompting a military backlash. Vajaas’ 20th District is demolished using airstrikes and artillery barrages and nearly two-thousand people are killed. No civilians are allowed to escape. In the months after the massacre, the Southern Clans hasten their preparations in fear of more attacks.
  • 2622.061 – Clan colony ships finish loading the last exiled colonists into their cryobays and make their way to stars around Tanna AB. Upon their expulsion, they are labeled the Exiled. The Gaennai Expansion begins.

THE GAENNID EXPANSION

  • A TIME OF EXPLORATION, 2622-2830 – The Exiled Clans of Farahid spread quickly through the stars, finding safe harbor on worlds well suited for their needs. There is a surprising number of Earth-like garden worlds in their sector of space, though four of them are settled and prove fruitful. Those colonies that fail are abandoned, their colonists drawn to the green worlds whom their fellow Exiled have claimed. It is a time of peace that allows the Exiled an unprecedented freedom of movement and exploration.
  • 2624.015 – Poth is settled. It is oceanic, boasting wide-reaching oceans and several quasi-continental, large islands. There is extensive aquatic life and little landlocked fauna. Cities grow quickly on any island large enough to support human life. As farmland is rare and considered precious, Exiled clansmen change their view on how land should be used. Stilt cities are erected to allow more grains, vegetables, and fruits to grow. Its capital, Amuk, remains the largest city through Poth’in history.
  • 2624.085 – Kajig is settled. Its capital is Laapesh.
  • 2627.251 – Asshur is settled. Its capital is Saran
  • 2629.162 – Cennet is settled. Its capital is Behmis.
  • THE RISE OF FARAHID’IN IMPERIALISM, 2630-2670 – Clans on Farahid find that their growth far exceeds their capacity to carve usable land out of the Farahid’s jungles. They begin their own journey for new lands among the stars around their homeworld, bringing with them the instruments that had won them the War of the Leaves. It is the clans’ collective intention that, should an exiled enclave be discover during their hunt for new territory, they either force their old enemies to submit or to uproot their communities and claim the planet as their own through Right of the Great Tragedy.
  • 2633.317 – Sij-Kalel is settled. This world is as close to the Ancient Homeworld as historical logs can convey. The ratio of land to liquid water is only off my some mere 3% in favor of continental land passes. Oxygen-nitrogen mixtures are at levels considered perfect for Terran left, astounding scientific minds throughout the colony fleet. After intense scrutiny of the local flora and fauna, scientific and colony leaders agree to allow for Terran fauna to be introduced into some biomes around the globe. Despite concern from conservationists, those species introduced only strengthen the biomes in which they are released. Colonial cities grow quickly along the coasts and deeper inland, becoming a hub for trade and commerce. It is affectionately called ka’Mahid talat, the Second Cradle. Its capital is Para.
  • 2636.103 – Thaahn is settled. Its capital is Saapr.
  • 2636.229 – Almost two-hundred Farahid clans make landfall on Poth and declare the world theirs. They bear weapons that are more refined and powerful than what the Southern Clans faced during the War of the Leaves. Clearly outmatched, those clans too attached to their homes remain and accept annexation. Those who cannot forget the injustices of their imposed exile self-deport and make to find a world they can call theirs alone.
  • 2638.123 – Ishvaar  is settled. Its capital is Trauuth.
  • 2641.275 – Sij’Kalel is annexed by several hundred khaal’id Farahid’in. As with Poth, many stay and few leave.
  • 2644.251 – Thaahn is also annexed. The end result is the same to both Poth and Sij’Kalel.
  • 2652.054 – Tatras is settled. Its capital is Sonn’cul.
  • 2660.069 – Sakenna is settled. It’s capital is Fortress Sakenna.
  • 2665.134 – Ishvaar  is annexed. The confrontation between the invading khaal and those who had settled it 
  • 2689.198 – Khaal Sokaar discovers the Kel-Ad’in Terminus. The Niitesh Sokaar-sef urges exiled clans wishing freedom from Farahid and Khaal Gaenna to journey through the terminus and establish their lives on the worlds beyond. Bissim Sa is discovered, its terminus world Addom is settled, and the wondering exiled clans find peace.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • Ameen Al’Baqqir is killed in an explosion set by many southern chieftains meant to assassinate rival chieftains
  • Khaal Gaenna is established by Dr. Gaenna Al’Baqqir’s grand daughter, Kisse Gaenna
  • The War of Leaves decidedly places Khaal Gaenna in control of the clans that remain on Farahid
  • Hundreds of clans leave for other stars around Farahid, starting the Gaennai Expansion
  • The Kel-Ad’in Terminus is discovered and Bissim Sa’s terminus world, Addom, colonized
  • Poth, Kajig, Asshur, Cennet, Sij’kalel, Thaahn, Ishvaar, Tatras, Sakenna, Kel-Ad, and Addom are settled

2700’s


The entirety of the 30th Century saw the end of Gaennaiin Expansion and the beginning of the Empire of Gaennan. The House Fealty System is created, making the most powerful clans into house, or shiir.

THE DYNASTY OF SHIIR GAENNA

  • 2702.063 – Do’aun Gaenna-khar, Sef of Khaal Gaenna and Khaar of Shiir Gaenna, gathered the sef’id of the largest and most powerful Khaal’id under his palace’s roof to discuss the growing tensions among the planet-holding clans. Small fights have broken out between the outer worlds within the Vale of Gaenna, territorial disputes gone awry. As a measure to instill peace among the Gaennai stars, Khaar Do’aun proclaims himself as the emperor of Gaennai Vale, the khanirkhathe khan of khans; shanirshathe king of kings; sefnirsefthe chieftain of chieftains. With the rise of the Padikha and the Imperial Clan Gaenna, so too did the these largest clans. (80 years, started reign at 45yo)
  • 2785.345Padikhan Do’aun Genna-khar dies of natural causes. His daughter, Nerijlissar Gaenna, secedes the Marble Throne at the age of twenty having been handed the crown from her father moments before his death.  (106 years) F
  • THE CLOAKMAN’S COUP, 2796.003 – Twenty assassins wearing red velvet cloaks breach the palace parameter in the dead of night, killing any imperial servant they encounter. Their target is Padikhaan Nerijlissar Gaenna-khan, who is entertaining a diplomatic guest in the throne room. The assassin troop surge into through the Pillars of Gaenna and come prepared. Two Pillar Guardsmen are killed with portable particle weapons before the compliment is able to react.  The following violence only lasts for ten minutes and leaves four of twelve Pillar Guardsmen alive and a handful of cloaked assassins. In the scuffle, Nerijlissar-khan is stabbed in the abdomen by the apparent troop leader whom is dispatched by the Padikhaan herself. It is reported by those Pillar Guardsmen that, with knife still in place, Nerijlissar Gaenna-khan removes the leader’s cloak and rallies the last of the Guard to defeat the last of the assassins. She is forever known as Nerijlissar of the Bloodied Cloak.

THE BANNERMEN’S WAR

Twelve years

  • 2798 – COMING SOON.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • COMING SOON.

2700’s


COMING SOON.

2800’s


COMING SOON.

2900’s


COMING SOON.

LA SANCTE CROCIATTE DI SEDE EMPYREO

  • 2932.131 – 6y | 5th Crusade | COMING SOON.
  • 2938.004 – COMING SOON.
  • 2965.243 – 5y | 7th Crusade | COMING SOON.
  • 2979.064 – COMING SOON.
  • 2990.190 – 9y | 8th Crusade | COMING SOON.
  • 2999.230 – COMING SOON.
  • 2990.190 – 7y | 9th Crusade | COMING SOON.
  • 2999.230 – COMING SOON.

3000’s


COMING SOON.

  • ??? – ???

DEVELOPMENTS

  • COMING SOON.

3100’s


COMING SOON.

  • ??? – ???
  • 3116.040Rhaduuk Gaenna (87 years) M

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  • 3168.320 – Amaat & Taamket commit to combined strike against Kel-Ad; ignites conflicts across Lands of Gaenna.

THE STRIFE OF THE LOST

  • 3169.001 – Termini Wars officially begin
  • 3191.303Nashuun Gaenna-khat (4 years) (female-born – mataad; agendered), child of Nerijlissar, died of legitimate accident
  • 3195.159Kunum Gaenna-khan (27 years) F scandal

DEVELOPMENTS

  • COMING SOON.

3200’s


COMING SOON.

  • ??? – ???
  • 3203.139 – Tromaar Gaenna-khar (99 years) M

DEVELOPMENTS

  • COMING SOON.

3300’s


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THE CULLING

  • 3308.116 – Extinction of Shiir Gaenna and all vassal khaal’id, destruction of Kel-Ad; the Culling begins
  • 3309.204 – Extinction of Shiir Addet and all vassal khaal’id, destruction of Goskhan
  • 3309.222 – Destruction of Free Stations Odras, Khaggac, and Thydiis
  • 3309.037 – Destruction of Thakhet and Free Station Hekres
  • 3309.087 – Destruction of Free Stations Nodaeron and Taakret
  • 3309.335 – Destruction of Free Station Idhaas
  • 3310.020 – Extinction of Shiir Citraam and all vassal khaal’id, destruction of Idot
  • 3310.100 – Amaat, Taamket, and Nabon surrender; the Culling comes to an end
  • 3310.232 – Shiir Barasan assumes role as the Imperial House of the Padikha.
  • 3310.248 – Execution of those who started the Culling and exile of the victorious khaal’id who ordered the retaliation

THE DYNASTY OF SHIIR BARASAN

  • 3311.176 – Ermaat Barasan (63 years) M, ASSASSINATED
  • 3374 – Sabol Barasan of the Golden Eye (18 years) M
  • 3394.040 – Death of Sabol Barasan-khar of the Golden Eye. Padikha succession by Khatiija Barasan, given the title Khatiija of the Golden Hand in a snide manner.
  • THE AUTUMN COUP, 3394.309 – 
  • 3394.311 – The beginning of the Reign of Khatiija of the Bloodied Hand

UNITING THE PERIPHERY

  • 3397.049 – The Peripherian League is formed of the three powers of the Periphery under the guidance of the Empire.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • COMING SOON.

3400’s


COMING SOON.

WAR APPROACHES ANEW

  • 3407 SUNDERLAND CONCORDAT, 3407.201 – COMING SOON.
  • 3417 – Present day.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • COMING SOON.

SEE ALSO


Index of Gaennan-related articles
Index of inspirational reference material