Marathon's Timeline

A chronology of events related to Pathways Into Darkness, Marathon, Marathon 2: Durandal, and Marathon Infinity.


Year
Day
Time
Source
Event
c.-6.4E07     PiD Unnamed 'God' crashes on the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico.
????     M2 Jjaro disappear from the Milky Way Galaxy - "millions of years ago".
-3189     M2 The Nakh revolt against the Pfhor.
-490     M Battle of Marathon. Greeks defeat the Persians.
         
811     M2 S'pht'Mnr attack S'pht'Kr. S'bhuth sends emissaries to the other clans. S'pht'Kr exodus to K'lia.
1811     M2 K'lia folds out of the Lh'owon system. Pfhor attack Lh'owon and enslave the ten remaining S'pht clans. A rogue star begins to pass through the Milky Way Galaxy.
c. 1930     PiD Strange rumors of an ancient pyramid - neither Aztec or Mayan - in the trackless jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula begin to circulate in the archaeological community.
1938     PiD German soldiers lead by Muller enter the pyramid.
c. 1978     PiD Spanish speaking treasure hunters enter the pyramid.
1994 05/05 15:00 PiD Hologram of Jjaro diplomat 'Ryu-Toth' appears before President Clinton and five senior military staff warning of unnamed awakening 'God' beneath a strange pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula.
1994 05/08 02:00 PiD Special Forces team dropped over the Yucatan. Your primary parachute fails to open but the reserve chute opens moments before you crash through the forest canopy.
1994 05/08 04:00 PiD You awake after the fall, unharmed except for a few bruises. Although most of your equipment is damaged or missing you head for the pyramid.
1994 05/08 06:13 PiD You enter the pyramid.
1994 05/13 06:13 PiD Dreaming God scheduled to awaken. And yes it's Friday the 13th.
1996 11/05   PiD The Jjaro arrive on Earth to take more permanent measures against the buried stunned dreaming God.
         
c. 2070     M Rampancy first appears on the Earth-net.
2194     M+LNP War between the Independent Asteroid Government of Icarus and its neighbor, the Republic of Thermopylae on the asteroid of Onicis 492. Dead soldiers recycled as Battleroids. Battleroids get onto both asteroids and kill almost everyone
2206     M Crash of Traxus IV. Complete shut down of Martian Planetary Net.
2208     M Damage to the Martian network caused by Traxus IV finally rooted out.
2214     M United Interplanetary League sets up rules for the appropriate use and storage of Battleroids.
2216     M Repercussions of the Crash of Traxus IV still being seen.
2310     M CRIST (Cargo and Resources In-System Transports) Sol orbiter construction ceases.
c. 2319     M Teleporters begin to be used in Sol system.
2320     M James B. Miller publishes his work 'Life and Death of Intelligence'.
2395     LNP Purchase of Deimos from Free holders by UESG.
2402 03/23 16:42 M+LNP Marathon Doors Manual written up.
2405     LNP Marathon project begins pre-construction phase.
2408     LNP Deimos conversion begins.
2442 01/06   M+LNP Misriah Massacre - Three United Earth Government riot troopers open fire on defenseless rioters at the Misriah food distribution center. Over five hundred starving Martians incinerated.
2442     LNP Third Martian War begins.
2444 07/14   M2 Ares Raid - Imperialist forces clash with inserectionists.
2445     M+LNP Third Martian War ends after four years of fighting.
2465     LNP Martians place munitions on board the Marathon.
2466     M+LNP Failed Martian Coup. MIDA controls government for three short months.
2472     M+LNP Marathon completed sixty four years after coversion begins.
2472 11/15   M+LNP Pre-Launch dedication by the President of the Unified Earth Space Council (UESC), Marcus Tiberius Buendia. Bernhard Strauss enters in his log that ten Mjolnir Mark IV cyborgs were on board the Marathon.
2472 11/16   LNP Launch of Marathon.
        (This century intentionally left blank. Seriously, nothing really happened.)
2611     M2 Tycho accuses Durandal of being too sarcastic. Durandal stops speaking to Tycho.
2617     M2 Durandal resumes speaking to Tycho.
2772     M+LNP Bernhard Strauss awakes after 300 years in stasis.
2773     LNP Marathon arrives at Tau Ceti.
2787     LNP Colony on Tau Ceti established.
2791     M Chockisens harass work teams on the fringe of the colony.
2791     M2 Nar attempt to retake Epsilon Euobea from the Pfhor.
2794 07/25   M+LNP Marathon attacked by Pfhor. More details of the two day battle for the Marathon can be found here
2794 10/25   M2 Pfhor arrive at Tau Ceti. Colony destroyed. Tycho falls in with the Pfhor and Leela is captured. Nine Mjolnir Mark IV cyborgs destroyed.
2795     M2 Tycho arrives at the Pfhor homeworld.
c. 2797     M2 Pfhor begin to arrive at Lh'owon.
2801     M2 Tycho leaves Pfhor homeworld.
2801 09/14 06:01 LNP Volker Von Müller forced to update Durandal's history files.
c. 2803     M2 Pfhor begin sending their worst officers to Lh'owon.
c. 2806     M2 Pfhor Battle Group Three (Central Arm) arrives at Lh'owon.
2811     M2 Durandal arrives at Lh'owon.
c. 2861     M2 Tycho clones help the Pfhor delay their defeat to around this date (over fifty years after the liberation of the S'pht).
2881     M2 Pfhor system sacked by the combined fleets of Earth and the S'pht'Kr.
2886 07/26   M+LNP Leela's light-speed warning message reaches Earth? Or did it? She claimed it would take 92 years.
12811     M2 Durandal returns to Earth in a Jjaro dreadnought he calls Manus Celer Dei.
1.52E10     M Durandal's estimate for the closing of the universe.