|Station Prime completed in Earth Orbit. This is the
action that officially started the "Race to the Stars" of the
|The Vorlon installation in Antarctica begins the
creation of telepaths. |
|Foundation of the Earth
Earth Alliance is founded as an economic and political
|War between India and Pakistan grows into
|Dissolution of the
The Earth Alliance becomes the Earth government, the
United Nations is formally dissolved.
|The existence of telepaths in humans is conclusively
proven and the Metasensory Regulation Authority is created. The
Government begins tracking the families of known
|The solar system is wracked by piracy, as the unpoliced
mining stations in the Asteroid belts and gas giant moon systems are
raided by criminal organizations.|
|Foundation of the Earth
EarthForce is formally created,
officially as a police to grant international laws and human rights
in regions not claimed by nations, i.e. the Asteroid Belt. Friction
with the Belt Alliance quickly led to legal restrictions on that
organization. Firsts space skirmishes involving Earthforce ships
expressely conceived for combat purposes; First utilization of a
space fighter, the Lockheed-Mitchell SA-5 Dauntless, that proofs
itself vastly superior to the roughly adapted pirat
|San Diego destroyed by nuclear
|A Telepath in Earth Force Security, stops a terrorist
plot during his career and dies saving the life of Earth Alliance
President Robinson. Equal opportunity laws passed, and established
the Committee on Psychic Phenomena. This is popularly cited as the
origin of Psi-Corps.|
|The First Contact.
Opening of "Stargate", first jumpgate
in the Solar System.
7 April:The First
The Centauri contact the
Earth Alliance, and begins friendly relationship with the Earth. The
Centauri lease the humans time on their jumpgates, building one in
Earth orbit. The EA had been showing increasing signs of strain over
internal problems, and some historians believe First Contact saved
Earth from civil war. Psi-Corps is established as an independent
1 July: The Centauri Governement opens a Jumpgate, named
"Stargate" by the humans, in the Lagrange point between Earth and
Moon. The Earth people can travel between the stars faster than the
|1 April:Constitution of the Earth Force Naval
Intelligence as a separated authority of the
Earth force. The purpose of the EFNI is to Gather informations of
military and technnologychal relevance about alien cultures and
powers, and "Contribute to the defence of the Freedom, the Safety
and the Rights of the Earth Alliance Citizens."|
The EFNI is
conceived as a branch of the Earthforce Navy dedicated to the
intelligence and special missions needs of the fleet related with
the new reality of a larger universe full of unknown alien
|Earthdome is built in Geneva as the seat of the Earth
Alliance Government ("Earthgov").
EFNI organized: are established the Informations
Division, the Investigation Office, the Operations division with the
Naval Service and the Special Operations Command, the Technical
Division with the Research and Development section and the
Procurement and Manteinance
|The Journey of the
10 January - Shakedown of the E.A.S.Argo, the first
jump capable Earth Alliance ship. The first cruise, after a goodwill
tour that reaches Centauri Prime, Brakis and Vree, places an EA
outpost in the Proxima Centauri system, an hyperspace beacon and a
scientific station on Proxima III.
During this same year are launched many Oracle jump
capables exploration ship, and begins the construction of the
"Pathfinder", the largest starship ever built by the human
race, and the first EA ship both jump capable and capable to lay
down a jumpgate.
|EFNI presents officially the "New Sword" Activity,
to aid the EFRAD in the development of space combat units able to
hold their own in confrontations with the known aliens
|The first extra solar colony:
Proxima III becomes the Earth Alliance's
first extra-Solar colony. The "Pathfinder" opens the first Earth
Alliance jumpgate. The Centauri Republic that provided the jumpgate,
cheers and supports this fundamental step of the human race through
EFNI begins a "Gentleman’s Agreement" of
collaboration with the Centauri Secret Service (C.S.S.), with the
approval and the support of Earth Alliance Governement and of the
|The Aegis program
Aegis Program, intended to secure Earth from possible
alien threats, bore its first fruit with the Avenger Alpha class
carrier, Aries class Starfury
Web and Aegis
|First hostile confrontation between
EA and aliens.
The Koulani Dirctorate raids the EA outpost orbiting 61
Cygnus A II.
EFNI Informations Division with the
Investigation Office investigates the relations between Koulani
directorate and Ch'Lonas - Discovered a plot to force the E.A. to
stop his exploration and outposts establishing program. - Discovered
planning of further Anti-E.A. Activities, involving Koulani And
|First Victory of the Earth Alliance
A raid of the Ch'lonas against the Human colony on Ross
128 IV is defeated by An E.A. Task Force - first use of the Avenger
class carriers, Olympus Corvettes, and Aries class
|Minor EA/Centauri skirmishes. EFNI and Centauri Secret
Service manage to cool down the consequences, providing informations
to Centaurum and E.A. Governement.
|EA/Centauri Republic treaty signed.
|The Rush To The Stars.
the exploitation of natural resources on Proxima III and the
technical progress in the space transportation bring to the economical break
even point of the first off-world Earth Alliance colony. The colonization shows to be an economic success.
Established outposts on inhabitable planets with exploitable resources: founded the colonies of Tau Ceti
and Epsilon Indi.
This is the beginning of the "Rush To The Stars" of the Human race, with a massive activity of commercial
corporations and industrial conglomerates, and large investements supported by the intervention of the EA
|The Strategic Interest Area.
The Earth Alliance has a shift in its settlement politics,
beginning to place outposts and facilities even in systems without
inhabitable worlds, aimed to establish a "strategical interest area"
in a range of about 20 to 40 light years from the Earth.
Thanks to the lack of inhabitated planets and of alien settlements
or claims in the relatively peripheral space area surrounding the
Solar System, this exploitation policy allows the Earth
Alliance to quickly build an extended network of outposts
and station, and "set the foot" on a large number
of unclaimed systems.
This politics, totally different from the settlement politics of
other races, has many advantages and some drawbacks: among the advantages
is the quick and effective build up of a large space of interest
and the possibility to legitimate claim the ownership of an
enormous quantity of strategic resources, without stressing
the relations with alien powers.
This policy, due to the sheer dimensions of the territory to be
controlled and of the space lanes, had as a consequence the quick
growth of the Earth Alliance space fleet, both commercial and
military, with rainfall benefits in all the economic areas.
In less than half a Century the EA had under its control a territory
(and potential resources) not too much smaller than the Centauri
Empire (or the yet unknown Minbari federation).
The drawback of this settlement policy was that the bulk
of the human people was Earth resident,
while the off-world population, the colonials, were spreaded in
small settlements in a large number of systems,
usually accounting for less than a couple of millions of inhabitants.
The largest colonies, Proxima III, Orion VIII, Leonis II and Ross 128,
had a population between the 15 and the 35 millions inhabitants.
This meant that, while the "colonials" had a lot of
room space to grow and high personal incomes, and they maintained
strong ties with the home planet, was the Earth the top gainer of
the economic growth, and the structure of the dominion itself
left the mankind higly vulnerable to a strategic
attack, being the Earth the clear and only key strategic objective
in case of conflict. Less than a century
later this vulnerability was well shown in the Minbari and Drakh wars.
Established a commercial minerary facility on Wolf 359 II
Established the Wolf 359 Military Outpost,
and organized the Wolf 359 Military Arsenal.
|Founded a colony on Alpha Centauri IV
|Established the Vega Military Outpost.|
Found large veins of Quantium 40 in the UV Ceti system: established
a minerary outpost and layed a jumpgate:
the Earth Alliance becomes autonomous regards to the Quantium 40 ore needs.
| Earth Alliance settles in the Pi-3 Orionis system:
foundation of the Orion Colonies.
|The defence of UV Ceti
An attempt of military occupation of UV Ceti,
actuated by the Tanjan Dictate, is contained by the
territorial defence: Earthforce sends an expeditionary force that intercepts the Tanjan invasion fleet:
the Earth Alliance task force defeats swiftly the Alien fleet. It was in this period that some alien powers
begin to consider the Earth Alliance as a force to be reckoned with.
|Crystal City, on Proxima III, accounts for
more than one million inhabitants.
The New London naval orbital production facilities
(Proxima III orbit) are operationals.|
Signed a commercial agreement between Earth Alliance and Brakiri Sindicracy representetives.
The commercial balance of the Earth Alliance respect to the Aliens becomes financially active.
|The age of the Expantion
The Earth Alliance, thanks to an aggressive settlement politics based upon joint
governement-industrial activities, is capable to organize a large network of colonies and outposts
of various types (scientific, industrial, military), with an oculate spreading of the strategic resources
and facilities. Orbital Shipyards are put operationals in the Proxima III and Tau Ceti systems.
The colonization sparks an enormous and previously unexperimented economic growth, backed by the extremely
effective economic and cultural sturucture of the Earth civilizations, and by an extremely efficient
industrial, manifacturing and financial system.
The Earth Alliance export balance grows quickly, and the exploitation of the resources of more than twenty
systems combined with the need to protect these economical interests, allows and pushes a strong military
buildup. In the timeframe of thirty years the Earth Alliance becomes a large economic power with trading
agreements with the Centauri Republic, the Brakiri Krona Sindicracy, the Vree Ventuki Conglomerate and with
other LONAW Worlds and powers, while the Earthforce becomes a strong and effective instrument.
The main export items are raw materials, modular orbital facilities, industrial nanotechnologies,
low cost space freighters, industrial equipments, power production plants, luxury goods and foods.
A not negligeable part of the export budget is represented by the interstellar transport services of the various
EA freighter lines, relatively unexpensives and well protected against the piracy by an effective patrol and
security service of Earthforce.
The expantion of the copmmerces was a relevant factor for economical growth not only for the Earth Alliance,
but even for LONAW and Centauri.
Was in this period that the Earth Alliance strenghtened its ties with the local powers of the LONAW,
while maintaining excellent relations with the Centauri: in the political arena, thanks to a millenary
experience in the fields of political talks and diplomacy and the lack of preconcepts or bad legacies from
the past, the humans were a well liked and respected community that show to be very capable to act like a bridge
between the various alien species, mediating contrants and building the bases for many peaceful and agreeable
solutions of political troubles in the turbulent interstellar community.
The economical ties and the profitable activities shared between various races helped in the smoothing
of the interstellar relations.
In the few occasions in which the human interests or safety were military attacked, the response of Earthforce
was so quick and devastating (while strictly controlled) that the Earth Alliance, yet in the early 2210's, was
regarded not more as the "new kid on the block", but as a trusty and loyal regional power, well accepted as a
commercial and politic partner, and very respected as a military power to not trifle with.
In this age the EFNI evolved from a relatively specialized organization to the main information source
regards to the Alien activities, providing a wide and effective information dissemination amongst the
Earth Alliance intelligence community, either for the Federals and for the Nationals intelligence and
|Shakedown of the Artemis Frigate, first of her class.
|First EA built jumpgate: the Io
The old Centauri gate in Earth orbit is deactivated,
replaced by the EA built Io
|Mars Colony requests independence from Earth.
Rising tension in Earth Alliance members leads to fear of a
First plot of the Psi Corps to acquire polithycal
power in the wake of civil disorders discovered and publicly
denounced by the EFNI.
General elections of Earth Alliance. A new Senate majority emerges.
The New government promulgates laws to ease commerce and travels between colonies and
Earth, and to promote economical growth. Fiscal pressure ease.
Improvement of the commerce with alien worlds and powers.
Surge of the Earth Alliance Gross Domestic product.
|The ban of the Psi-corps from the
constitutional amendment that bans the Psi Corps from the perform of
political activities, and negates to the Corps the right to support
or adverse political candidates.
|Indipendence of the
Narn win their independence from the Centauri after a
long war of attrition. They get access to Centauri Tech that was
left behind and begin to build and sell weapons. Narn Regime
exploits former Centauri colonies, and takes the military and
economic control of many worlds formerly occupied by the Centauri,
building his own empire, even if formally declared a
|Narn regime attempts occupation of Gaim homeworld. The
attempted invasion ends in a disaster when the Narn ground troops
are slaughtered by the Gaim genetically engineered warriors.
|In this Period, EFNI monitors the activities and the
military build-up of the Narn Regime, and the activities of Ch'lonas
and Koulani Directorate.
An invasion of the Leonis VI colony, (2205) attempted by
the Ch'Lonas, is defeated by the EFNI Naval Service, with heavy
losses for the Invasion Force. First large military operation
conduced by the EFNI, and successfull debout of the
|EA/Narn Regime skirmishes. The Narn attempt the invasion
of Epsilon Indi V, but Earthforce easily drove them
Operational debout of
the Hyperion cruisers.
|EFNI investigation office and Earthforce SID (special Intelligence Division) begin to gather informations
and track military
the Dilgar Imperium. - Information
Sharing about the Dilgars between Centauri Secret Service and EFNI
is officially authorized and endorsed by both the Earth and Centauri
Governements, and carried on on a regular
|The Dilgar buildup. The Nova program
and the "4000 ships Navy"
Red" report, about the Dilgar activities, is
presented by the EFNI to the Defence and Polythical commissions of
the Earth Alliance Senate.
E.A.Governement Authorizes the
"4000 ships Navy" program, and the
|Maiden flight of the Nova
|Launched the production of the Nova
class Dreadnought (Nova Alpha) enlisted in
service. The Hyperion cruiser production
lines are duplicated, and new production facilities for Hyperyon and
Artemis warships production are opened in the orbit of Proxima III.
In the Earth orbit are opened four assebly lines for the Nova
|The Dilgar Invasion of the
The League of Non-Aligned Worlds is devastated by the
invasion of the Dilgar. Jha'dur leads the invasion and conquest of
sectors 24, 39, 64, 58.
Jha'dur wipes out the population of
Latig 4 by infecting the whole echosystem with Stafford's Plague.
The Earth Alliance joins in to help the Non-Aligned Worlds.
The Dilgar conquer Hilak 7 and Balus.
destroyed during a reconnaissance of the war zone by Dilgar forces,
who officially apologize.
EFNI launches the "Have Red" information
gathering mission, succesfully penetrating the Dilgar controlled
space. Two Thorun fighters and a whole Heavy Pulse Bolter turret of
a Dilgar battleship are stolen from a military depot of a
|The Dilgar War
( For a complete and detailed article, see
"Dilgar War: The Earth Alliance Involvement" )
Jha'dur destroys the planets
Tirolus, Comac 4, and Malax.
Earth Expeditionary Forces
under Admiral Hamato intervenes in Dilgar invasion of Markab space
and attack the Dilgars.
The EA force, strong of more than 70 ships, clashes against more than 100 Dilgar ships,
but, even if numerically and technologically inferior, the EA ships show to be more
effectively armed, and enormously more durable than the Dilgar units. The Tiger and Nova Starfuries
gain the space superiority. The battle is hard, and the EA forces had to sweath, but the Dilgars are
vanquished and pursued.
This is the first defeat of the Dilgars.
EFNI conducts the "Red Screen"
information gathering mission.
EFNI completes the "Red Dagger"
operation. A Dilgar cruiser is boarded
and captured by EFNI Naval Commandos. Recovered Dilgar encryption
systems. Dilgar codes penetrated.
Dilgar military operation plans discovered and made
available to the Earthforce Joint Staff.
Battle of Orion : a powerful retribution fleet of the
Dilgars tries to attack the EA colony of Orion VII, but it is
intercepted by the Earthforce Fleets and the Orion National Guard: the first attack of the Dilgars
against the Earth Alliance ends in a disastrous defeat for the
invaders, and a great victory for the human forces.
|Dilgar war ends - Earth
alliance emerges as a major
Battle of Comac Major II. The III EA fleet breaks the
blockade of the Brakiri colony, but is quickly attacked by a powerful Dilgar fleet: this is the
largest battle of the Dilgar war up to this moment, and is won by the EA and LONAW forces,
with extremely heavy casualties for the Dilgars. The Tide of the
War turns clearly on the EA and LONAW side.
Battles of Abba and Ipsha Prime: Earthforce destroys two large Dilgar
fleets. Abbai and Ipsha liberated from the Siege.
A series of operations, led by the Earth Alliance miltary might,
breaks the military structure of the Dilgar Empire. Battles of Alaca and Tirolus
Battle of Balos : the bulk of
the Dilgar fleet clashes against the Earthforce V and VI fleets: The
Dinassault 55, a task force of 48 Nova Dreadnoughts, jumps in the
middle of the battle, on the flank of the Dilgar fleet. The losses
suffered by the Dilgars are so heavy that their operational
capability is virtually destroyed. Jha'dur escapes after the
destruction of her ship by the E.A.S Tillman. Jha'dur kept safe and
hidden by the Minbari Windswords clan.
Earth Alliance Marine Corps and Infantry conquers
Battle of Omelos - End of the Dilgar War; Earth and the Non-Aligned
Worlds are victorious.
|EFNI opens two dossiers about Minbari and Vorlons - the
gathering of informations is extremely difficult - Lack of
collaboration by the LONAW.|
|The Narn Regime continues the expantion of his
|The Dilgar are destroyed when their sun goes nova.
Hard political debates in the press and in the Parliament
The general elections of the Earth Alliance are lost by the Freedom Coalition,
after 35 years of government. The new majority brings to the power
the Unionist party. William Morgan Clark becomes Senator of the Alliance.
The military budget is reduced,
the new government endorses a centralist
fiscal policy that, in the long term, penalises the economy of the colonies.
The Psi-Corps is allowed to nominate "observers" in the senatorial commissions.
|EFNI starts the "Deep Blue" mission,
to Gather further informations about the Minbari Federation,
actually still an almost unknow alien civilization.
Completed the "Deep Blue" dossier
about the Minbari. The conclusions are rejected by the E.A.
Governement and contested by the Public Relation Office of the Psi
12 July - The Prometheus
The Grey Council's cruiser
Valen'Tha encounters a human fleet, including EAS Prometheus, EAS
Hyperion, and EAS Amundsen. The Earth ships attacked. The Prometheus
fired the first shots of the confrontation that severely damaged the
Gray Council's Cruiser. Dukhat, Leader of the Grey Council, is
killed. The Human ships fled as the remaining Minbari ships stays on
their positions. When the Minbari fleet learned that Dukhat was
killed, they pursued the ships back to an Earth base. Initially,
Captain Jankowski explained that they had encountered hostiles in an
attempt to cover his actions, and when the Minbari ships appeared,
the situation is uncontrollable. After this accident, and the death
of their leader, that the Minbari declared a holy war against Earth.
The final objective is the total extintion of the human
The attempts of the EA to stop the war, and the pleas
for peace, are rejected by the Minbari.
21 July -
1st naval division of
the V fleet, with a strength of 12 Hyperion cruisers, 8 Nova
Dreadnoughts, 5 Nova-X Battlecruisers and 10 escort units of the
Olympus and Artemis classes, tries to oppose a Minbari task force en
route to attack the Vega colony. The EA task force is wipped away by
a fleet of at least 75 Minbari Warcruisers: Only three Sharlins are
destroyed, one of them rammed by a Nova-X, the other two by the fire
of the few EA ships that survived long enough to reach the ballistic
contact with the Enemy force. None of the EA ships survives. The few
survivors of the crews of the ships, escaped on the emergency
lifepods, are searched and exterminated by the Minbari.
first battles are tragic defeats for the E.A., that in this first
phase of the war loses an average of 12 to 1 fighters and 9 to 1
ships. Earthforce is qualitatively and quantitatively outclassed in
every field, and is made to fight on Minbari Initiative and in
numerichal inferiority. Planetary Draft begun.
- The destruction of the
Lt. Cdr. John Sheridan destroys
the Shargoti class Battlecruiser Drala Fi and three other Sharlin
Cruisers, in the Asteroid Belt.
There is an attempt at peace negotiations
between Earth Force officers and the Minbari leader Lenonn, head of
the Anla'Shok (Rangers), aided by a Narn Diplomat, Mr. G'Kar. It is
disrupted when a Centauri ship attacked the meeting and killed the
Anla'Shok Lennoon. Only in the 2277 is discovered that this mission
was the outcome of a plot of the Shadows, that manipulated the
Centauri governement through a Drakh agent, to ensure the
prosecution of the War between Humans and Minbari.
At this point of the war, the Earthforce has learned to
avoid open space battles against the Minbari, whose ships and
fighters, equipped with a "stealth" technology, are untrackables for
the long range trackers of the EA weapons. The ambush and short
range fighting tactics of the Earth Alliance enables to slow down
and inflict losses to the Minbari, but the attrition rate is still
about 5:1 for the ships and 7,5:1 for the fighters, while many
shipyards are destroyed. It is clear that the Earth Alliance, even
suffering dramatic sacrifices, is unable to turn the tide of the
11 April - 28 may - The battles of Signet
2June- 28July - The siege of New
|The last battles. The
Line. The End of the
Mars Colony declares his neutrality in the Minbari
Sinazar: the remains of the V fleet are
destroyed by the Minbari. At this point, Earthforce has Yet lost the
60% of her warships, even if the average loss ratio is actually 4 to
1 (ships) and 6 to 1 (fighters). The first assault of Minbari ground
troops landed on the surface of Sinazar is successfully sustained by
the Garrison of Earth Infantry and Marines, that is able to inflict
heavy losses to the Minbari, then the Garrison is virtually
annihilated with an orbital bombardement.
Orion Colonies - 02 February - 20 October : The Minbari
forces blockade the System of Pi-3 Orionis. The long siege is a series
of minor fightings in which the Minbari forces struggle to overcome the land based
defences of the human colonies. Earthforce Navy, Orion Guard and Belt Alliance
fight a "space Guerrilla" with a certain degree of effectiveness,
based upon ambushes, but the system is too insulated and the EA resources
too much depleted to allow nothing more than an attrition resistance.
The Minbari land troops in the last period of the campaign. The Earthforce
Army and the National Guard put up a stiff opposition.
Battle of Flinn
Colony: the Task Force Dinassault 55 (a
formation of 48 Nova DN) holds three days the advancing Minbari
fleet, in a prolonged battle in the local asteroid belt, until It's
destroyed by Attrition. The loss ratio is 3 to 1 (ships) and 4 to 1
(fighters) in favour of the Minbari. This battle was the most costly
of the war, in terms of lives and ships, for the Minbari Navy, that
suffered the total loss of 12 Sharlin cruisers and 3 Tinashi
Frigates, with 2200 casualties. 45 of 48 Nova were
Battle of Barnard
Star - Battle of Wolf 359
the largest battles of the last part of the war besides the Line:
the EA Navy forced the Minbari to fight in the asteroid fields of
the two systems: the loss rate was about 4 to 1 in favour of the
Minbari. These battles were the furnaces in which the last organic
fleets of the Earthforce consumed themselves in the attempt to stall
the Minbari advance.
The EFNI Naval Service
tries to oppose the incoming Minbari Fleet and to defend the Io
outpost and jumpgate transit station, but is whipped away. The
E.A.S.Katana, The last surviving Nova DN of the EFNI, Rams and
destroys a Sharlin Cruiser.
Battle of the Line:
300 vessels and 4500 starfuries and shuttles fielded by Earth, tried
to oppose a fleet of 950 Minbari Warcruisers. EFNI fields his two
last available ships, the Artemis frigate Diamonback and the
Hyperyon cruiser Broadsword. Of more than 20000 Men and Women there
are only 207 survivors. Three of them are EFNI personnel. The
Minbari, after the destruction of the Earth Fleet, cease the
hostilities. The battle lasted less than four hours.
End of the Earth/Minbari
War. in 2 and 1/2 years of war, the Earth
alliance suffered 285,000 deads, The Minbari about 65,000.
Earthforce is reduced at less than 20% of his pre-war
|The EA Senate votes to suspend food shipments to Mars in
retaliation for Martian neutrality in the war|
Food Riots on Mars
and the public beginning of the Free Mars Movement.
begins the reconstruction of his Naval Service and Operations
|Luis Santiago, President of the Earth Alliance, proposes
the "Babylon Project": an interplanetary forum for negotiation and
peaceful dialogue. |
The Centauri, Narn, Minbari, and the League
of Non-Aligned Worlds choose to support this plan.
IV colony founded.
|The Babylon Project
Space stations Babylon, Babylon 2, and Babylon 3 are
begun, but each is sabotaged and destroyed before
|Babylon 4 is begun.
The Drazi begin secretly supporting the Raiders attacking
smaller races at the edges of Drazi space.
The plot is discovered
by the EFNI. Operation "Crystal
Sword" - The Efni Operation Divison
organizes a deep recognition and surveillance mission. After some
skirmishes and an intense data gathering activity enforced by
units, the EFNI Naval Service ambushes and
whipes away a large raider fleet, then captures two logistic
installations - Raider activity reduced at less than 10% of the
An Interplanetary Expeditions archaeological team, finds
an unknown alien artifact buried under the Martian Sands in Syria
Planum, where Psi Corps has a facility. An IPX team unburies the
artifact, a Shadow ship buried under the surface of Mars for at
least 1000 yrs. A worker touches it with his bare hand and dies.
EFNI Investigation Office and Technical Division organize a research
team to investigate the Ancient vessel, but the Psi Corps obtains to
ban the access to the Artifact. (Day 6) IPX orders the move away of
the civil archeologychal Team. Some unmarked shuttles, almost surely
belonging to the Psi Corps, lands and occupies the dig for 6
(Day 9) The Shadow vessel sends out a signal.
Psi-Corps Telepaths are unable to investigate the Alien Ship. At
least two of them die in the attempt to scan the ship.
(Day 12) A
Shadow ship shows up at Syria Planum, digs the other ship out, and
both leave . These ships are tracked by EFNI to "Alpha Omega 3",
also known as "Za'Ha'Dum".
This was the first documented contact with the Shadow
|Babylon 4 is completed. It is staffed with Earth
Alliance military personnel, but as yet no ambassadors.
Twenty-four hours after Babylon 4 becomes operational, the
last construction workers depart. B4 inexplicably
|BABYLON 5 completed.
The Babylon 5 station is completed, and goes on-line.
A terrorist bombing of the Io Jumpgate destroys a
Miners' strike begins on Ganymede.
Dec: The IPX
vessl Icarus departs for the Rim to explore the ruins of an unknown
The Icarus, dropped off in real space by the Explorer
vessel DeSoto, arrives at Alpha Omega 3 (Za'Ha'Dum), and begins to
interact with an IPX probe.
Icarus landing - Found numerous relics of an extremely
ancient and higly evolved, civilization.
|Opening of the Babylon 5 Diplomatic
- Last communication from the Icarus expedition.The Crew
is enjoying the New Year Party. The Icarus is suddenly
The EAS Agamemnon stops a Homeguard cruiser from
destroying Babylon 5.
Vorlons make contact with Earth
Alliance. The Vorlon Empire sends an ambassador, Kosh Naranek, to
Tension between The Narn and the Centauri
Diplomatic offices. B5 immediately began having an effect as there
was a rise in interspecies contracts within weeks of the station
becoming operational. Amador and Pepinia became full members of the
Earth Alliance. Colonial troubles are afflicting the EA.
Babylon 5 is dedicated by President Santiago.
Vorlon crisis -
Vorlon Ambassador Kosh Naranek arrives at
Babylon 5, and is nearly killed by an assassination plot.
The Vorlon Fleet arrivesat Babylon 5. Is revealed a
plot of Minbari, Narn, and Human agents managed by a rebel Minbari
faction, involving the "Star Corsairs" warrior cast's clan.
Suspected involvements of the Psi Corps and of an unknown,
extremely powerful alien civilization.
Office opens three dossiers: "Hidden Blue", about
the activities of rebel Minbari elements of the Warrior Caste,
Paragon", about the polythical activities of
the Psi Corps, and "Dark
Light", to gather and collect informations
about a before unheard alien civilization known as "Shadows",
involved in the plot to Kill Kosh Naranek. Is strongly suspected a
relation with the "Syria Planum Accident" and the loss of the
Icarus, and is suspected a contact between the Psi Corps and the
Babylon 5 officially
Earthforce and EFNI begins experimenting with
some Shadow Technology discovered in the Lanep system. The Psi Corps
pushes for the termination of the "Dark Light" investigation. "Dark
Light" dossier officially closed, actually gone "Black". The whole
research activities involving Shadow Tecnologies are transferred to
Narns invade Ragesh 3, allegedly because the
Centauri inhabitants asked them to.
Luis Santiago re-elected
President of Earth. Vice-President Clark election supported by the
Narn-Centauri Euphrates Treaty negotiations begin.
Homeguard Leader Convicted; Jacob Lester Found Guilty in
Attack on Minbari Embassy
Mars Colony revolts and
is put down by Earth as President Santiago authorizes the use of
Space station Babylon 4
reappears from four years in the past. B4 suddenly disappears again.
The disappearance of B4 is apparently explained by the fact that the
station was pulled again in the past "to be used as a base in a
Great War between Light and Darkness". Probable correlation with the
investigations of the "Dark Light" dossier.
President Santiago leaves Mars Colony for the Io Jump-point on a
"Goodwill Tour" in EarthForce One. Vice-President Clark remains on
Mars due to a "viral infection".
|Assassination of President
The Narn Centauri
The beginning of the Clark's
The Shadow War
President Santiago is killed in an
"incident" on his ship.
Assumes the Presidential Office. Psi-Corps develops heavy influnce
in the EA politic.
January:The "Tragati" Incident.
the three Minbari Renegade Cruisers, seceded after the "Battle of
the Line" tries to force the Earth Alliance in a new conflict with
the Minbari federation - The ship is pursued and immobilized by
another Minbari Cruiser, loyal to the Minbari Governement. The
Tragati self destructs. Two other Rebel Minbari Cruisers are still
hidden: the "Strelas'Tha", and the "Vindira".
Ambassador, Mr. G'Kar, escapes from the pursuit of Shadow
Explosion at the Royal Tharsis Hotel on Mars,
planned site for a Psi-Corps convention.
Psi Corps arrivals on B5, which has been selected as the replacement
A bombing disrupts the Psi-Corps
convention on B5.
E.A.S.Cerberus, Omega Class
Destroyer, destroyed by a Shadow like warship.
EFNI opens an
investigation, but the activity is closed by the Presidential
The Psi-Corps is Involved. The Investigation is
transfered to the "Black
Paragon" commission, Officially closed,
effectively gone Black, and directly managed by the EFNI
EFNI establishes the "Paragon Commission", to
manage under absolute secrecy, and without access for either the
Government and the Earthforce Supreme Command, the investigations
related to the "Black Paragon" and "Dark light" dossiers. The Earth
Government shows the first signs of dictatorship, and is deeply
infiltrated by the Psi Corps.
on Minbar, Capt. (r) Jeffrey Sinclair is asked to become Entil'Zha
(Commander) of the Anla'Shok (Rangers). After a major speech to the
Minbari parliament and the Grey Council, Sinclair is allowed to
become "Ranger One", and to enter humans into the
First contact between human military
personnel and a Shadow, on the Babylon 5 diplomatic station. The
Shadow is killed by the personnell of security and command staff of
EFNI personnel, belonging to the
Paragon Commission, gathers informations about the activities and
the facts happened on Babylon5.
Dossier" - Gathered the evidences of a
complex plot involving the "Shadows", the Psi-Corps and the Clark's
presidence to take the total control of Earth Alliance, and to
initiate a war between Earth Alliance, part of the LONAW and
Centauri on one side, and Narns, Drazi and Minbari on the other
side. EFNI launches the operation "Hidden Mirror", to hyde his
activities and provide covering informations to the Earthforce JSOC
and to the Government. An attempt of the Psi-Corps to infiltrate the
EFNI is discovered and repelled.
A deep space
research facility of the Psi Corps, orbiting around the Flynn
Colony, is destroyed with all the personnell. The aggressor remains
Centauri emperor Turhan dies, and
Emperor Cartagia takes his place. The relations between Centaury
Secret Service and EFNI are officially broken. Some unofficial
communication channels remain still opened .
Narn Colony in quadrant 14
Attacked and destroyed By the Shadows. Centauri accused of the
action. Narn regime declarates war against the Centauri. Centauri
Secret Service tries to proof the involvement of the Shadows and the
extraneity of the Centauri Government in the Quadrant 14 tragedy,
but the situation quickly degenerates. EFNI tries to offer support,
but the Hyperyon-N cruiser "Hammerhead", of the EFNI Naval Service,
is destroyed by a Shadow vessel while investigating the Quadrant 14
Area. The informations gatered about the destruction of the facility
are strongly indicative, but not conclusive enough to change the
course of the events. The C.S.S. is at this point unable to avoid
the conflict between his governement and the Narn Regime.
Operation Sudden Death: the 356th Infantry Division attacks
the alien rebels at Matok on Adak in the Shallasian Triumvirate. The
attack is successful, but with high losses. The EA begins
garrisoning the system for its strategic location.
EFNI begins contacts with the Rangers (Anla'Shok). Rangers
provides further informations about the Shadows actual and past
General Hague meets the Paragon Commission of the
EFNI, and takes vision of the Paragon Report and of the "Black
Paragon" and "Dark Light" Dossiers. The Earth Liberation Force moves
his first steps. EFNI dedicates efforts to delay the involvement of
the Earth Alliance in the ongoing Narn-Centauri war. The "Hidden
Mirror" covering and disinformation activities works well.
Streib raid in Sector 92 pursued and defeated. Babylon 5
Command Staff joins secretly the Earth Liberation Force, and manages
to obtain the support of some friendly sectors of aliens
governements to control and oppose the Shadows
Narn/Centauri skirmishing at Babylon 5.
The Narn and Centauri each lose a cruiser.
The Markab are
afflicted by Draffa plague. The species is effectively extinct. This
is a heavy blow to the EA, as the Markab have been close allies
since the Dilgar War.
The bulk of the Narn Fleet
is stranded on the borders of the Narn space, and the Narn Home
Defence Fleet attacks Gorash 7, but is totally destroyed by the
Shadows. The Centauri attacks and bombard Narn. Narn Homeworld
October-28 October - Operation Bright
Shadow activity discovered in sector 87. The EFNI sets a trap,Operation "Bright Eagle"
with a task force of three
Hyperion-N and two Nova-N. The EFNI forces set a two-step
surprise attack and are able to ambush and cripple a Shadow Battlecrab,
and destroy another.
An Hyperion-N cruiser is damaged, the crippled Shadow ship is
unoperative, and important specimens and systems are collected.
The remais of the Shadow vessels are destroyed by the fire of the
EFNI Dreadnoughts, to avoid counterinformation. The EFNI Mission
is undetected and unidentified. EFNI gathers informations enabling
to assess the technological level and the (extreme) level of menace
represented by the Shadows."Dark Light" dossier reopened.
The EFNI technical division launches
a black R&D program to utilze and/or develop the Shadow
technolgies gathered through the "Bright Eagle" Mission; "Deep
Shield" project starts.
The EAS Eratosthenes,
A Wells Fargo jump gate laying ship is destroyed by Shadow ships in
Earth-Centauri Non-Aggression Pact
announced. The EFNI and a faction of the Centauri Secret Service
have been successful to avoid the extention of the War.
Informs the EFNI of a deep shadow infiltration in the Centauri
In this period, the Narn military activities
are reduced to some "starship guerrila" actions, conduced with the
remains of the Narn Space Fleet.
|The Secession of Babylon
The beginning of the Earth Civil
The Shadow War and the strike against
On Babylon 5 is established a secret council
to manage the consequences of Shadow activities. Cdr. John Sheridan
becomes heavily involved in the Shadow problem.
- A Shadow vessel is discovered
on Ganymede and digged out: Eartforce and EFNI manages the
activities for about twelve days, gathering precious informations
until their substituition by the Psi-Corps and the IPX
The following operations of the Psi-Corps in the
Ganymede dig ends in a disaster (20 May): the Shadow ship leaves
after destroying the research facility and killing the human
Capt.J.Sheridan With a Whitestar wing reach Ganymede
just as the Shadow Vessel is activated.
Contacts between General
Hague, actual leader "In Pectore" of the Earth Liberation Movement,
and Capt J.Sheridan, main organizer of the Movement and focal point
of the contacts between Earth Liberation Movements and other allied
organizations (Anla'Shok and others).
The beginning of Earth Civil
EFNI and Earth
Liberation Movement agents inform General Hague about the future
initiatives of President Clark and Psi Corps.
breaks away from the Earthforce structure, in anticipation of the
Clark's presidency Dictatorial Pronouncement.
President Clarke declares Martial Law in "Earth Central"- The
"Nightwatch" paramilitary organization and operative arm of Clark's
dictatorship takes over the power with a "Coup d'etait", under the
control of Clark and of the Psi-Corps.
takes over Security on B5; Executive Order for Martial Law announced
during a riot.
Babylon 5 revolts again the Clark's
dictatorship and against the Nightwatch.
Nighwatch Security are captured (0315); The Narn assist Security;
General Hague disappears. General Hague is Killed In Action during
an engagement between the E.A.S.Alexander and the E.A.S. Clarkstown.
The Clarkstown is destroyed. The Alexander arrives at B5 carrying
General Hague's body.
Major ship battle outside
B5. An E.A.Task force attacks Babylon 5 and two Liberation Force
Omega destroyers, the E.A.S. Alexander and the E.A.S. Churchill. In
the following battle are lost the E.A.S.Churchill on the Resistance
side, and the E.A.S. Agrippa (Rammed by the E.A.S. Churchill) and
E.A.S. Roanoke (damaged by the E.A.S. Alexander and destroyed by the
The Mars provisional Government refuses to
implement Clark's Martial Law decree. EarthForce bombs MarsDome One
, and appoints a military governor.
Babylon 5 declares
independence, seceding from the Earth Alliance. At this point,
Capt.J.Sheridan is virtually the leader of the Earth Liberation
EFNI organizes the "Freedom Sabre"
operation, to infiltrate the E.A. Governement and the Earthforce.
Objectives of this covered operation is information gathering about
the Earthgov/Psi Corps/Shadow activities, and to explore and support
the possibility for a Military Pronouncement against the Clark's/Psi
The Babylon 5 Treaty, for the
mutual defense of B5 is signed by a number of members of the former
League of Non-Aligned Worlds.
The Shadows begin to invade a
number of alien systems.
campaign to "liberate" Mars.
Mr.Kosh Naranek, arranges for a Vorlon fleet to help defeat the
Shadows attacking wordls of the LONAW. A Vorlon Task Force attacks
and defeats a Shadow fleet. Shadow operations
Shadows retaliate: Ambassador Kosh Naranek,
official Vorlon representative on Babylon 5, is assassinated, almost
surely by "Shadows", with the complicity of an human traitor,
identified as Mr. Robert J Morden.
EFNI orders the search and
pursuit of the Human Traitor "with extreme prejudice".
was the worst period of the EFNI, that was involved in the same time
in direct Anti-Shadow activities, Covered operations against the
Clark's dictatorship, Covered operations against the Psi-Corps,
internal security activity against the Psi-Corps attempts of
infiltration, all managed with the "Hidden Mirror"
parallele structure, while mainataing the "false flag" of the Hidden
Mirror, to allow his survival against the Clark's dictatorship, and
with an effective loyalty conflict of all his personnel. EFNI
resources are overstressed, and must operate under extreme
Shadows begin herding refugees into
Ambassador Lady Delenn becomes "Entil'Zha"
(commander) of the Rangers.
Delenn reveals The existence of a fleet of "White Star" type ships
to Capt. J.Sheridan. The Whitestars are small and extremely advanced
attack warships, built by the Minbari with Minbari and Vorlon
Capt.J.Sheridan organizes a fleet of Minbari,
Rangers, and LONAW units, in the attempt to counter the Shadow
operations. The Intervention of Ambassador Lady Delenn grants the
support of Minbari Warships.
Battle in Sector
83. A Shadow fleet is destroyed by the Sheridan's fleet, that
suffered heavy losses. Important informations gathered through this
engagement: "First One" technologycal level warships can be
destroyed by the sustained fire of conventional heavy weapons,
either pulse and continuous beam. The Shadows ships are superior
about in every field, but, even if extremely though and dangerous
are not invulnerable. The Shadow technology is able to pierce the
Minbari stealth/cloakig technologies. The Shadow ships are
vulnerable to telepathic attacks, that seems to have an interference
with the main control systems.
Late december -
Capt. J.sheridan is able to
obtain two high yeld thermonuclear bombs and to attack Z'ha'dum with
a Whitestar ship. The attack is successfull and devastating. Capt.
J.Sheridan is M.I.A.
|The end of the Shadow
The Thirdspace Incident.
The Minbari Civil
The Liberation of the Earth and trhe End of the
Lady Delenn's plan to counter the Shadows has some
E.A. Liberation Forces and Anla'Shok attempt to
find "First Ones" help against the Shadows, to stop their genocidal
Capt. J.Sheridan returns from his mission in
Unclear,lucky circumstances, bringing with him the alien Lorien, a
Both Vorlons and Shadows begin to attack and
destroy entire planets of the respective adversary's allies,
utilizing "Planet Killers".
fleet is scheduled to set out for Za'Ha'Dum.
begin step up their battle against the Shadows. Vorlon Ambassodor,
Mr. Kosh Ulkesh is killed by Earth Alliance and allied people.
Vorlons are deprived of their information source about the actions
of the LONAW/Anti-Shadow alliance.
A lucky conspiracy, Led by
Centauri Ambassodor, Mr.Londo Mollari, Eliminates the centauri
Emperor Cartagia, controlled by the Shadows, and eliminates the
actual influence of the shadows in the Centauri governement, with
the aid of C.S.S. Loyalist agents belonging to the "Anti Shadow
C.S.S. Loyalist agents provide the arrest of Mr.
Morden, the human traitor deeply involved in the Shadow plot against
E.A., Centauri, Narn and LONAW governments and in the assassination
of Ambassodor Mr.Kosh Naranek. C.S.S. Agents Executes the "Extreme
prejudice" request of Ambassador Lnd Mollari and of the EFNI against
Ambassador Mr Londo Mollari destroys hundreds of
Shadow vessels thanks to high yelds thermonuclear devices, placed by
the C.S.S. on the Island of Celini, and Provided by The EFNI to the
Loyalist C.S.S. Agents, definitevely eradicating the Shadow
influence on Centauri Governement. The Centauri regain their
The "Sheridan's Fleet" of LONAW, Anla'Shok, Minbari,
and the Babylon 5 Earthforce Garrison faces both the Vorlons and the
Shadows fleets in a three-side battle at Coriana 6. Force
Intervention of "First Ones" of species differents from the Vorlon
and the Shadows, that gives their decisive support to the Allied
Fleet, attacking Vorlons and Shadows. At this point a series of
events actually yet uncleared drive to the departure of Vorlon and
Shadow from the Galaxy.
End of the Shadow
EFNI launches the mission "Quick shadow" to
gather wreckages and relics in the space of Coriana 6. The formation
of two Nova DN and two Hyperion cruisers is attacked by a large ship
of unknown origin. In the skirmish are destroyed one Nova DN and the
Alien Ship. This is the first known contact between Earth an
Za'Ha'Dum is destroyed by the Shadows. A great fleet
of Non-Shadow large Ships, similar in shape to the one that attacked
the "Quick shadow" Task Force, leaves the planet before his
destruction, and hides in hyperspace. This Alien race is considered
potentially hostile and dangerous by the EFNI. EFNI opens the "Green
Shadow" investigation about the alien force.
reopens. Day 259 of fighting on Mars ends with freeing of New Vegas
research team, based on The Babylon 5 station, finds an alien
artifact in hyperspace, that is something like a jump gate linking
Hyperspace with an unknown dimension. The device is activated by IPX
personnel, and allows access to hyperspace to an extremely hostile
and dangerous Alien Power, belonging to the different dimension
linked to the hyperspace through the artifact.
The incident is
perfectly managed By Capt.J.Sheridan, that is able to gather a task
force centered on some Minbari cruisers, with the support of a
Whitestar group and of the Starfury Squadrons of the Babylon 5
garrison. A formation of gunships of the "Thirdspace Aliens" is able
to filter through the gate and penetrate the hyperspace, but is
intercepted and engaged by the B5 task force. The invaders are
contained, with losses on both sides. Capt.J.Sheridan does an
incursion directly on the Gate, and destroys the artifact detonating
on it a thermonuclear demolition charge. (Capt.J.Sheridan could be
considered the master of the use of nuclear mines: he successfully
applied this tactic in at least three former occasions: during the
Earth-Minbari war, when he was able to obtain the destruction of a
formation of four Minbari warcruisers, three sharlins and a
shargoti, in the attack that he made against the Z'ha'Dum Shadow
main installation, and during the battle of Coriana 6, where his
opening move was the detonation of some high yield thermonclear
mines against the Shadow and Vorlon fleets.). After the destruction
of the artifact, the remaining forces of the Thirdspace Aliens,
stranded and whitout support, were eliminated by the Task
EFNI is informed of the incident, and suddenly opens
an investigation, due to the ferocious aggressivity and
dangerousness shown by the Alien Force. Capt. Daryl Cellini,of the
EFNI operation division, is appointed to organize and manage the
investigations, that involves the Investigation Office and the
Operation Division of the Efni. The "Damocles" commission for Thirdspace Aliens
Investigations is organized.
Shadow former servants begin attacking merchant shipping units.
Ambassador Lady Delenn, with the Rangers, investigates a series of
attacks on Minbari allies. Contact with the Drakh. The Drakhs, after
an attempt to subdue Lady Delenn and the Rangers, attack the
whitestar formation. Skirmish between a Whitestar wing and a large
Drakh Cruiser/interceptor carrier. A Whitestar and the Drakh Cruiser
are destroyed. Rangers gather data and communicate the outcomes to
the EFNI. "Green shadow" dossier updated.
problems in the Minbari Federation: after the reshaping of the "Gray
Council", that gave to the Warrior caste the relative majority in
the council, at the expenses of the religious caste, The Minbari
governement goes in troubles. The Warrior caste makes a military
pronouncement to take over the power.
Minbar begins to slide
toward civil war.
On Babylon 5, Capt. Sheridan organizes the
Earth Libeartion Fleet.
Organized "Voice of the Resistance",
the Liberation's counter-propaganda broadcasts begin.
Sabre" operation team successfully
infiltrates Clark's military JSOC. An EFNI "Freedom Sabre" agent
(Sabre 8), trained to avoid telepath scanning, obtains the access to
the G.O.D. satellite grid control codes. Another agent manages to be
assigned to General Lefcourt's operation and planning staff, thus
gaining access to all the actual operations and battle orders of the
Earthforce. A "Freedom Sabre" S.O.C. Team is able to infiltrate the
Io shipyard, and sabotage the works on the Warlock Destroyers.
Civil War on
Minbar, fought by the Warrior caste against
religious and part of the Worker caste. The military operations of
the warrior Caste quickly leads to the substantial defeat of the
Ambassador Lady Delenn formally surrendes to the
Warrior caste, led by Shai Alyt Shakiri and Shai Alyt Neroon. During
an official ceremony, aimed to formalize the power takeover of the
Warrior Caste, Lady Delenn defies the Warrior leaders in an ancient
type of Death Ordeal. She wins the Ordeal, with the Aid of the
Warrior Shai Alyt Neroon, that individully choses to rebel against
his own Caste for ethical reasons. Lady delenn is nearly killed,
Neroon dies in an act of sacrifice.
Ambassdor Lady Delenn
exerciseS the gained right to form a new Grey Council, with the
worker caste holding 5 of the 9 positions. Democratic turn of the
Minbari Government. The possibility of a Minbari attack against the
Earth is almost excluded, thanks to the courage of Ambassador Lady
Delenn and Shai-Alyt Neroon.
EFNI reduces from "yellow" to
"green" the alert level of the "Blue Sector" (The one that monitors
a potential Minbar menace).
The Clark's dictatorship orders a
warcrime against Earth Alliance refugee citizens.
destroyer destroys refugee ships, with about 10000 civil casualties
(The Proxima III massacre)
EFNI begins to obtain key
informations from the "Freedom Sabre" network. Informations are
directly submitted to Capt. J.Sheridan.
Capt.J.Sheridan's forces liberate Proxima 3.
of Centauri and Narn to the Earth Liberation Force.
Liberated the colony at Beta Durani, and a midrange military
20 November - Operation "Freedom Knife" - The
EFNI Special Operation Commandos S.O.C 2,4,5,10,11,12 and 14 raid
and conquer the shipyard, In the orbit of Io, (yet infiltrated and
sabotaged in july), where are held the near to be completed
Warlock Destroyers: all the
technical plans are salvaged, the ships (E.A.S.Necromancer,
Enchantress, Titans, Rihannon, Sorcerer, Warlock and Sorceress) are
literally stolen by the EFNI Commandos, that take under preemptive
control the technical personnel of the shipyards. In the same
shipyard are found traces of an unknown activity developed on a
small number of Omega destroyers.
J.Sheridan is captured by the Nightwatch on Mars.
Rumors about an
impending clash between telepaths and "Normals".
between a White Star fleet and the E.A.S.Orion and
Capt. J.Sheridan is liberated. A White Star
fleet, under the Command of Cdr.Susan Ivanova, battles Clark's
"advanced Destroyer" forces (built from Shadow technology)in sector
300. The Shadow-Omegas are destroyed, but are able to destroy 12 of
20 Whitestars. Ivanova is mortally injured.
Advanced destroyers have been built with Shadow servants help, under
the direct control of Clark's and of the Psi-Corps.
Inability of the EFNI to obtain informations about this activity,
that produced a powerful and potentially definitive attack against
the Liberation Forces is the greatest defeat of the EFNI during the
Capt.J.Sheridan reaches the Liberation Fleet
rendezvous point, and takes command of the force on the bridge of
the Omega Destryer E.A.S.Agamemnon.
Capt.J.Sheridan and his fleet disable the Mars Fleet by
unleashing Shadow-modified telepaths, then proceeds towards Earth.
The battle produces damages, but no human losses in the E.A.
December : The Liberation of the
The Earth Liberation Fleet,
under the command of Capt.J.Sheridan arrive at Earth (1.45 AM Earth
The EFNI "Freedom Sabre" agent
"Sabre 8" is able to disabilitate and sabotage the arming codes of
the warheads of the G.O.D. satellites, whose missiles, at this
point, are almost uneffective (the warheads are disabled)
President Clark commits suicide (2.53 AM EST), but not before
turning the Planetary defense grid towards Earth. Battle between
Earth Liberation Fleet and G.O.D. Satellites. The Earth Liberation
fleet is supported by a Minbari task force (Seven Sharlin cruisers)
led By Ambassador Lady Delenn.
The warships are hit and damaged
by missiles, but none is lost. Heavy losses among the pilots of the
Starfuries that attack and disables the G.O.D.grid satellites.
General Lefcourt's former governative fleet joins the last part of
the battle to destroy the G.O.D. Satellites.
This is the
first occasion in wich Earth Alliance and Minbari heavy warships
fight side by side (During the Shadow war and in the thirdspace
accident were involved only Earth fighters.)
is re-established. Capt.J.Sheridan surrenders to EarthGov.
Mrs.Susanna Luchenko of the Russian Consortium becomes
EarthGov President. She and Capt.J.Sheridan come to an arrangement.
Ambassador Lady Delenn presents to the League of Non-Aligned
Worlds a proposition for an Interstellar Alliance.
EarthGov grants Earth Liberation Force's officers
amnesty. Capt.J.Sheridan is made to resign from EarthForce. EFNI
issues to the Earth Alliance legitimate governement the Warlock
Destroyers and the technical materials stolen in the "Freedom Knife"
Ambassador Lady Delenn announces officially and
presents the Constitution of the Interstellar Alliance to EarthGov
and invites them to join.
Capt.J.Sheridan is named President of
the new Alliance.
President Capt.(R) J.Sheridan
negotiates an agreement to free Mars from Earth rule.
Ivanova is promoted to Captain and is assigned to a new Warlock
President Capt.(R) J.Sheridan and Ambassador
Lady Delenn are married in a private ceremony on a Whitestar ship.
EFNI closes the "Hidden Mirror"activity. Efni closes part of
the "Freedom Sabre" activities: only the activities against the
Psi-Corps conspiration goes on.
Shakedown of the Heavy Destroyer E.A.S.
Warlock, first Ship of his class, and first
ship to utilize the outcomes of the "Dark Shield"
|The ISA Declaration of
The ISA-Centauri War.
Captain Elizabeth Lochley arrives on Babylon 5, to take
command of the (still independent) Babylon 5. A colony of Telepaths
arrive on Babylon 5 seeking sanctuary. Narn Ambassador Mr.G'Kar
drafts a Declaration of Principles for the Interstellar Alliance.
16 June The telepath situation continues to deteriorate.
Attacks on Interstellar Alliance ships.
The Telepaths begin
to fight between theirselves, in a two faction internal war between
the Psi-Corps Affiliates and the Free Telepaths. The Psi-Corps
employs "Bloodhound" units.
EFNI collaborates to enforce the
rights of free telepaths against the Psi-Corps egemony.
- investigation of ISA to find the source of the mysterious attacks
on Alliance ships. Possible Centauri involvement in the attacks on
October - The Alliance examine evidence that
the Centauri have been behind the attacks. They ostracize and
blockade the Centauri Republic.
The Centauri withdraw from the
Alliance. The Interstellar Alliance declares war on the Centauri
Republic, under the strong pressures of the Drazi and of the Brakiri
Ambassadors Mr. Londo Mollari (Centauri) and Mr
G'Kar (Narn) reach Prima Centauri, to enlighten eventuals
conspiracies related to the Centauri involvement in the attacks
against the ISA members, but are captured.
authorizes the Whitestar fleet to engage the Centauri if they attack
any Alliance ships.
Grey Council asked to release to Earth
the technology to build White Star ships, to help supplement the
ISA representatives visit the Drazi home world,
following a request of Centauri Ambassador Mr.Vir Cotto. It is
determined that the Centauri ships attacking the Alliance have been
uninhabited, piloted by Shadow technology.
The Drazi and Narn,
regardless the evidences that seems to disculpate the Centauri,
mount an assault on the Centauri home world. The Regent has left the
planet defenseless. Centauri Prime is decimated by the combined
Narn/Drazi fleet. Regent dies.
Ambassador Mr.Londo Mollari
is enthroned as Emperor. Centauri Republic exits from the
The headquarters of the Interstellar Alliance is moved
from Babylon 5 to Minbar.
EFNI Chief Admiral Roger Donovan retires,and
appoints as his substitute Rear Admiral Daryl Cellini.
-EFNI Technical Division officially launches
the "Deep Eyes"
R&D project, aimed to develop a new
generation of sensors, able to break the most advanced
jamming/cloaking ECM devices
-EFNI Technical Division officially
launches the "Bright
Shield" R&D project, aimed to develop a
new generation of armors able to counter anti-matter and molecular
detachement weapons, and advanced high energy weapons.The R&D
project is based on the outcomes of "Bright
Eagle" and "Quick Shadow"
operations and "Dark
21 March - The "Strelas'Tha"
Strelas'Tha Historical essay)
One of the
three rebel Minbari cruisers belonging to the "Tragati Fleet"
Ambushes and attacks the Warlock Destroyer "Sorceress" on border
patrol duty: the Minbari ship hit first, but the Warlock survived
the damage, and replies to the fire. The "Strelas'Tha" Sharlin
cruiser is destroyed, the "Sorceress" suffers medium damage. This
was the first time that an Earth Force Warship survived an
One-to-one, open space engagement with a Minbari unit, and,
furthermore, won the fight, even if damaged.
complaints of the Minbari Federation.
The bulk of the Former
Psi-Corps paramilitary structure, and former esponents of the
Clark's regime, begin an attempt of secession, with military actions
against the E.A.,in the wake of the Free Telepaths rebellion.
The Earth Alliance Governement charges the EFNI
to contrast the Psi-Corps Anti-E.A. activities.
16April - First strike of the
-An Efni S.O.C. assault force
attacks and conquers the Syria Planum Psi-Corps' research Facility
of Syria Planum, on Mars.
-An EFNI deep strike force attacks and
conquers the "outpost 31", taking control of the secret base managed
by the Psi-Corps and of the ships, weapons and technologies held in
the base. The most powerful ships and weapons of the Psi-Corps, and
his most advanced technologies are now in the hands of Earthforce.
The military might of the Psi Corps is broken.
force of EFNI intercepts a fleet of Psi-Corps' light carriers en
route to attack an Earthforce Security Facility. 11 of 12 light
carriers and 72 "Black Omega" Starfuries are destroyed (12 in
combat, the others still grappled on the carriers). Efni naval
service lose 1 Thunderbolt, and suffers very light damages on 2 Nova
An Efni S.O.C. team sabotages and
destroys a large logistic facility of the Psi-Corps in the sector
An EFNI Task force intercepts a Psi-Corps fleet
in the sector 202. The Psi-Corps fleet (One Omega destroyer, Four
G'Quan refurbished cruisers, 6 light carriers, 2 Hyperion cruisers)
is destroyed. Efni has Two Hyperion-N
cruisers and three Nova-N
DN lightly damaged.
deep strike force follows Psi-Corps' Warships (two Omega destroyers)
and finds a large military base in the orbit of Vega-VII - Base
attacked and conquered by EFNI SOC Commandos. One Omega destroyer
damaged and recovered and one Omega destroyer captured by the
An attempted raid of the Psi-Corps against
the EFNI research and technical support facility orbiting Europa
(Jupiter Satellite) is discovered and repelled.
Efni S.O.C. team raids a Psi-Corps' research facility on the surface
of Ross 128 IV.
An EFNI Task force intercepts a
Psi-Corps formation in the sector 34. The Psi-Corps formation (one
G'Quan refurbished cruisers, 2 light carriers) is destroyed with no
losses for the EFNI.
The Earth Alliance
Governement suspends the EFNI antiterrorist action against the the
The Free telepaths goes on on the final whipping
of the weakened remnants of the seceded Psi-Corps'
|The Telepath Crisis leads to the disbanding of the
Former Psi-Corps' Security chief Bester escapes
the disaster, abandoning his people. He is accused of war criminal
acts, conspiration with Alien hostile Powers, crimes against the
The last Psi-Corps' hide, the Enclave, is
End of the
The Drakh Plague and the quarantine of the
Shakedown of the
STYX - First EFNI Warlock destroyer, and first
ship to utilze the whole technologies developed during the "Dark
Shield" and "Deep Eyes" projects. The Systems are successfull. The
"Deep Eyes" systems are able to break through the Minbari and Shadow
Efni launches the "Bright Talon"
project, aimed to information gathering and research about
innovative weapon systems.
The ISA cruisers
Victory and Excalibur are launched.
November: the "Drakh Battle for the Earth"
(AKA the "Second Battle Of The
The Drakhs launch a Shadow
Planet killer towards Earth. Massive assault of the E.A. and ISA
fleets against the Planet killer. The ISA Victory Destroyer sacrify
itself to destroy the planet killer and saves the Earth.
destroyers are lost, nearly 7000 killed. Drakhs lose about 650
ships. The Drakh manage to infect the planet with an old Shadow
disease. The Earth is placed under quarantine.
Talon" team is able to obtain key
information concerning the Centauri Ion Weapons and Twin/multiple
array technologies. These informations will be integrated in the
Members of the Unionist Party are involved in a series of scandals,
a few months before the general elections - The Psi connection, in which
surfaces a blackmail activity, supported by members of the disbanded Psi Corps,
against political opponents and members of the press. -
The Karmatech scandal, related to bribery in the Military equipment
acquisition along the period 2235-2265, and the "scandal of the services",
in which surfaces the incorrect management of the informations
and reports provided by the SID and other information services
to the Earth Alliance government during the periods before
the Minbari War and the Shadow conflict.
Mrs. Luchenko, President of the Earth Alliance, is questioned by a
Senate inquiry commission.
General elections of the Earth Alliance - the Unionist Party is badly defeated,
the Freedom Cohalition wins a large majority of the Senate.
against the E.A. civil traffic and colonies are fought by
Earthforce, with some help of Brakiri and Vree forces.
October 31st 2267
Ch'lonas raid in the
Vesta belt colony sector (the battle of Halloween) - The Ch'lonas
attempt an attack against the E.A. mining and scientific outposts of
the Vesta asteroid belt. The raid is defeated, and the Ch'lonas
fleet is destroyed by an E.A. task force - Operational debout of the
|The EA Senate, included the members elected out of the
still quarantined Earth, approves a series of reforms
aimed to reshape the relationship between Earth and colonies. |
The Defence Committee approves the New York Protocols, whose major
outcomes are the reissue to Earthforce of nuclear and thermonuclear
weapons for tactical use.
Anla'Shok give their support to the survival
war of the Earth Alliance against the Drakhs. Earthforce, thanks to
some emergency programs, is able to partially rebuild and reorganize
his military forces.
Operational debout of
class frigatesFirst Nova
Delta batch assigned
to the EFNI Naval Service.
First offensive operations of
the earth Alliance against the
immunization GX, and the healing of the Drakh
Global Immunization GX is
effective to counter and eliminate the biotechnologychal Drakh
plague. The Drakh Plague is eradicated.
First batch of "Lupo-N" class frigates assigned to the EFNI in
replacement of the Hyperion-Ns lost in
|Drakh War: The Earth
EFNI is able to discover a
network of Drakh bases and facilities in the sector 102- Mission
green", to grant to the
Earth Alliance and to the ISA informations about the strategical
deployment and the tactical order of the Drakh forces in sector
Earth Alliance Government retaliates
against the Drakh forces. EFNI launches a preenptive operation,
Knife", aimed to the
sabotage of the local defences of the nine main bases of the Drakhs.
The mission is succesfully accomplished by the EFNI SOPCOM and by
the Eartforce SOC teams.
2 April- Operation "Sudden
Earthforce surprise attacks eight of the
nine Principal Drakh bases, EFNI Naval service attacks the last of
them. The Draks are whipped away, with devastating losses, while the
Earthforce losses are light due to the lack of early warning and
local defence of the Drakhs, obtained by the E.F.N.I.
Drakh presence in sector 102 and in sectors 91,92,95, and 99 is
The ISA presidency and the ISA
governements cheers the successfull
themselves vastly superiors to the Drakh units, and devastating in
combat, excellent proof is given too by the Omega Gamma and Omega
Delta Destroyers, Nova
Lupo Frigates, Thunderbolt and Firebolt fighters,
Earthforce, after the reconstruction following the Drakh attack of
2267, is again a military force to be reckoned
|Begins the Buildup of the Earthforce
Navy, in the wake of the "Damocles" report.|
EFRAD and EFNI in conjunction
launches the "Bright Warrior" project, aimed to obtain and/or develop
technologies able to allow the Earthforce Navy to face with an
acceptable degree of effectiveness a "First One" Level Menace. The
ISA presidential Office, in the Person of Cpt.(R) President John
Sheridan, and the Anla'shock Leadership, in the Person of Ambassodor
Lady Delenn, are kept informed and gives their acceptance to the
Earthforce military buildup. The "Bright Warrior" program is the
direct heir of the EFNI "Deep Eyes", "Dark Shield", "Bright Shield"
and "Bright Talon" projects.
production of the Nike
first E.A.combat unit with full functional gravitic
Launched the production
of the NOVA II Class
Launched the full scale production of the
Warlock Beta heavy
The Thirdspace Aliens incidents
of sector 98
After the loss of nine freighters of
ISA and neutral worlds, all disappeared in hyperspace in the
proximities of the Jumpgate N°2455, a joint activity to investigate
the problem is started by the Rangers, Earthforce, and EFNI. Some
relics are found drifting in the hyperspace in the area of the gate
beacon. The relics, belonging to the E.S.S. Sao Paulo, show traces
of damages that are strong index of the attack of an extremely
powerful plasma weapon or Ion Weapon. LONAW worlds blame of the
attack the Centauri, that strongly negate any involvement: In fact,
one of the destroyed ships was a Centauri passenger/luxury cruiser
ship. After consultations between Centauri diplomatic
representatives and ISA presidential office, is reached an agreement
for a sharing of a patrol activity between E.A., Anla'shok and
About one month later, a Centauri passenger ship,
and his escort of four Vorchans, is destroyed in the real space.
Rising of tension between Centauri and ISA. Fragments of
transmissions from the escort induce to think that the responsibles
could be unknown aliens with powerful technology, given the small
time that the Vorchan escorts were able to fight against
Earthforce Navy and EFNI launches a reconnaissance
mission,"Deep Eyes 3" with a powerful formation: The reconnaissance
unit was the E.A.S.Styx (Warlock), with an escort task force led by
the E.A.S.Centurion heavy
DN, with a Nike
battlecruiser, four Omega destroyers and four Lupo
After a "nulla di fatto" in the hyperspace, the
formation was ambushed and attacked by the hostile unit in the
normal space, but the fleet was able to early discover the
unidentified foe, and to destroy it after a fierce fight, in wich
various E.A.units were damaged, and suffered human losses. The enemy
unit was identified as a Thirdspace battleship.
launched at governements level by the E.A. found attention only in
the ISA/Anla'shok top levels, and, paradoxally, in some areas of the
EFNI have a strong confirmation of the
suspects and of some outcomes of the "Damocles" investigation: The Thirdspace Aliens are a
powerful menace, and is extremely probable the existence of one or
more thirdspace transit gates.
Is decided to launch an
attempt to open contacts with the "Ancients", finalized to gain
support, or at least informations, about the impending
A very important outcome of the "Incident" of Sector
98 was the assessment of the power level of the Thirdspace Aliens,
and data gathered about their tecnology. All these data were
collected and elaborated in the "Damocles" investigation, and
utilized in the "Bright Warrior"
|2 March - an attempt of the Drakhs
to conquer and consolidate an operational base in sector 56 is
repelled by an E.A. task force. The E.A.S.Harpoon (Gladium Class-EFNI) destroys four Drakh
cruisers in the first 45" of the battle.successfull debout of the
first operational use of Earth built antimatter weapons
(Raytheon SUPEROMEGA) and ion
|Liberation Of the
Centauri Republic from the Drakhs.|
Rising tension between
Centauri Republic and ISA - The Centauri fleet is finished and moved
into position to attack the home worlds of the Interstellar
Centauri Emperor, Ambassador Londo
Mollari, meets with Minister Vir Cotto, and suggests a move of the
Centauri to hurt the Drahk
Ambassador Lady Delenn and President
Capt.(R)John Sheridan are captured on Centauri Prime, attempting to
save their son, kidnapped by the Drakhs.
Minister Vir Cotto
destroys the Centauri "Tower of Power", revealing the Drahk presence
on Centauri Prime, and the existence of his "Legions of
Drakhs retaliate, detonating nuclear mines under the towns
of Centauri Prime.
Emperor Londo Mollari, in a last heroic
attempt to preserve the life of the Centauri Citizens, loses his
life. In the same dramatic circumstances dies his old adversary, and
later old friend, Ambassador G'Kar of Narn.
|The End of the Drakh
The Treaty of the Four
Ambassador Vir Cotto becomes Emperor of the
Centauri. He is
supported by the Great Houses and the Military. The Military is
recalled to Centauri Prime, and reassigned to attack the Drakh home
Emperor Mr. Vir Cotto
returns to Centauri Prime. He encounters the Drakh Leader Shiv’Kala,
but the Drahk is killed by the former E.A. and ISA officer,
The Drakh presence on Centauri prime is
Eradicated, but the price paid is
The Centauri republic
officially rejoins the ISA.
The Drakh at this point are defeated and
virtually unable to conduct either military and
polithical/intelligence operations against the ISA
"Damocles" report presented to the governements of
Earth Alliance, Minbari, Narn and Centauri. The conclusions,
endorsed by ISA Presidency and by the Anla'Shok (Rangers), shakes
the governement bodies of the four main powers of the ISA.
Signed on Babylon 5 the "Treaty of the Four
Stars", that closes
about a century of struggle between the Centauri and the Narn, and
thightens the military agreements between Earth Alliance, Minbari,
Centauri and Narns.
The EFNI, after a polythical agreement
between the governements members of the Four Stars Treaty, shares
the informations and the outcomes of the "Damocles"
The Minbari governement authorizes the reoponening
of the Whitestar class assembly lines, to satisfy the Anla'shok
needs. Production of the improved "Whitestar 2" starts.
Centauri and E.A. Militaries and secret/information services are the
only ones that really consider seriously the Thirdspace Aliens
potential menace. E.A. Governement and Earthforce and the Centaurum
accomplishes the joint request of EFNI and C.S.S., and authorize the
collaboration and the information sharing regards the Thirdspace
Aliens problem. "Bright Warrior" project presented to the Centauri
Military. The Centauri Navy launches the "Firebird" project, to upgrade the actual fleet, and to
build updated classes of ships able to manage the eventual
Fleet exercise "light
shield 1"- involving ISA, Minbari, Centauri, Narn, E.A., Vree. The
Greatest fleet exercise ever done - Historically Is the first time
that Centauri and Narns miltary operates side to side to reach a
common objective, beyond the nominal partecipation to the ISA
Liberation Fleet during the Earth Civi War. The exercise shows a
good technical and operational level of the participants, but
enlightens heavy tactical and strategical coordination problem,
Narn and Centauri total lack of recyprocal
collaboration, trust and support.
Heavy lack of speed of
Eartforce naval formations , except for the Nike Cruisers and the
Lupo Beta frigates.
Minbari total lack of tactical planning and
Strong complaints of the Vree and of the
Fleet exercise "Bright Bridge",
involving Narn, Centauri, and Anla'Shok, that operates either as
tactical coordinators and as opfor.
exercise "Bright Bridge 2", involving Narn, Centauri, Earthforce and
Anla'Shok, that operates either as tactical coordinators and as
Fleet exercise "Bright Bridge 3",
involving Narn, Centauri, and Anla'Shok, that operates either as
tactical coordinators and as opfor. The exercise shows an acceptable
level of coordination between Centauri and Narn.
Imperial Navy presents the "Maximus" class assault Destroyer (officially
Battlecruiser), incorporating "Firebird"
Centauri Imperial Navy launches an upgrade of
the Vorchan class attack cruisers, incorporating
Narn Navy shakes down the "G'Kar"
Heavy Dreadnought, incorporating ISA/Minbari
Centauri Imperial Navy
launches the full scale production of the Morado attack cruiser, successor of the Vorchan/Demos classes
cruiser, and unanimously considered almost on par to the Whitestar
1, and confrontable with the Whitestar 2.
launches the production of the Sharshan heavy Warcruiser,
incorporating Vorlon technology.
"light shield 2"- involving ISA, Minbari, Centauri, Narn, E.A.,
Vree. The exercise shows an improved technical and operational level
of the participants, but continues to enlighten some tactical and
strategical coordination problems:
Eartforce Ships usual lack
Minbari usual lack of tactical planning and
Earthforce completes the Mid-life
Upgrade of the Poseidon Class Carrier, incorporating "Bright shield"
and "Bright Warrior" technology.
Earthforce Navy reshapes the
structure of the Fleet, with the introduction of the Pursuit
Squadrons, formations at task force level of Nike Cruisers and Lupo
Frigates, to improve the tactical mobility and the manoeuvre
capability of the fleets.
Fleet exercise "Chess
Master", involving Minbari and Anla'Shok. Anla'Shok operates either
as tactical coordinators and as opfor. Lack of internal and
complexive tactical coordination of the Minbari
Fleet exercise "Chess Master 2", involving
Minbari, Earthforce and Anla'Shok. Anla'Shok operates either as
tactical coordinators and as opfor. Earthforce operates either as an
allied and as an aggressor respect to the Minbari. Lack of internal
tactical coordination of the Minbari fleet.
exercise "Chess Master 3", involving Minbari, Earthforce and
Anla'Shok. Anla'Shok operates either as tactical coordinators and as
opfor.Eart force operates either as an allied and as an aggressor
respect to the Minbari. Acceptable tactical coordination of the
|Earthforce completes the upgrade of
the Nove Delta class Dreadnoughts and of the Omega class
Destroyers,Actually both the classes are at the Nova Epsilon and
Omega Epsilon standard).|
Fleet exercise "Light
shield 3"- involving ISA, Minbari, Centauri, Narn, E.A., Vree. The
exercise reaches the planned objectives and accomplishes with the
Effective tactical coordination of the Minbari
forces, operational success of the Earthforce Pursuit Squadrons.