Brief history of Gaia
|8131 B.A||Genesis Ark 14 leaves Earth, bound for P4-14, a habitable, Earth-like planet that would be named "Gaia" by its settlers.|
|8011 B.A||Genesis Ark makes landfall on Gaia. The crew of the Ark, being immortal, keep the technology to themselves and enslave the rest of the colonists.|
|3998 B.A||A cataclysm destroyed much of the historical knowledge of this era, leading to the age being known as the "Forgotten Age." Those few with the knowledge of what has come before, are systematically hunted down by mysterious forces.|
|3550 B.A||Danael's treaty with the kings of Aohu allows him to build his library on a plot of land thought worthless as it lies in the desert, far from water. He completes The First Book, the very foundation of the Deapath. His followers build the library over the next 60 years. The library blossoms into a center of learning with many high ceilinged halls for speakers to address crowds of students from all over the world. Essentially becoming the model for all subsequent universities. In order to prevent violence and disruption, a militia is formed to keep the peace and ensure the great library's sovereignty. This grows into a standing army comprised of the family members of students. Weapons are disallowed in the halls of the Great Library. This is the official date of the creation of the Quorum, and the basis of the Gaian calendar prior to GENECIA's arrival nearly 4000 years later. The creation of the library also marks the start of the Age of Ignorance.|
|3571 B.A||Danael disappears, though many believe he is entombed in the library. Hieros, the first Exalt of the Quorum, declares Danael a saint ('He is more than a man'), and unintentionally does exactly what his mentor sought to prevent – the creation of a powerful religious institution. Hieros expands the Great Library and at the height of his power, also brings several nearby cities under the protection of the Quorum's army.|
|499 B.A||Yorn of Ankh is born, his birth marks the beginning of the Heroic Age.|
|480 B.A||The Contemplative Axe is forged by legendary blacksmith Ruven Siow with the unusual metal from the Feng Meteorite. This is also the first validated contact with the angelic Nephalem lineage on Gaia. The axe is given to a young Yorn who unites the armies of the young Kingdoms with Martin Sor and Piron of Ankh.|
|462 B.A||The Titan's fall: Yorn of Ankh meets the hordes of the warlord Clorexus with a united army of the south. He challenges the horde's champion to prevent further bloodshed. He throws the Contemplative Axe to Piron, losing the fight intentionally to save the lives of thousands. Clorexus becomes an enlightened ruler, renaming the region Altan and naming the 7 cities of the young kingdoms after his 7 daughters. Yorn is celebrated as a hero and the Quorum swiftly canonises Yorn post-humously as a Deapathic Saint.|
|12 B.A||The World war: A combination of lack of resources, and a breakdown of the political and military alliances throughout Gaia created the first global conflict the world had ever seen. Two superpowers from the east and west continents draw their allies into a huge armed conflict, killing millions.|
|3 B.A||The Escalation: The leaders of the East and west superpowers are contacted secretly by the members of the Incarnate and Corp races respectively. They give technology to each side that brings the war to a new level of chaos. The death toll increases tenfold.|
|2 B.A|| The Gallian Massacre: Dragged into the war, the Gallians are nearly made extinct as their ancestral forests in the Grushen are invaded.
Raamaa Vorachai is born.
|Year 0||The Awakening: The single most important event in the history of Gaia. It marks the arrival of the benevolent godlike Artificial Intelligence GENECIA on the planet and her subsequent intervention. GENECIA reaches out to all combatants and simply asks them to return home. To world leaders, GENECIA's message is far less polite: "This war will end, or I will end it by removing atmosphere of this planet"|
|0 – 10 A.A||The administration Era: GENECIA effectively takes over the administration of the entire planet, becoming the world government and sole autocrat for 10 years, all the while promising to relinquish power back to humans after this period has passed.|
|1 A.A|| The Aohu Accord, a massive post-war conference with the united nations of Gaia and Genecia is convened.
The Accord discusses and implements:
Iota and the spaceport: GENECIA promised a gift to humanity: A functional spaceport. The spaceport is comprised of an orbital station, connected to the planet by an incredibly long 'super-stalk' forming a space elevator. The spaceport is to be built on a 100-kilometer radius, perfectly circular parcel of land on the continent of Aohu. Coming within 100km of the super-stalk is forbidden to any human on pain of death, this restriction also extends underground and the airspace. The construction of the Spaceport will take 100 years. The super stalk becomes a permanent fixture on the horizon, a reminder of GENECIA's promise. The restricted area and its surrounding land (as a safety buffer) is designated as an international 'no-go' zone, named "IOTA"
GENECIA's ban: No communication and no travel is allowed beyond the orbit of Gaia's moon until the end of 100 years when the Aohu spaceport is complete.
The Sovereign Act: All governments represented in the Aohu Accord will become privatized into private entities called " Civil corporations" by the end of the Administration era. Failed states will have their right to govern revoked. Civil Corporations have the mandate to create laws and enforce them within city-sized jurisdictions. Nations are dismantled.
The Corporate Citizenship System: All humans will become citizens of their respective Civil Corporations in their birth jurisdiction. All humans will have shares in themselves and can trade such shares in themselves or others at the age of majority (21 solar standard years)
The Assignment: No human will be allowed to be born altered by Genetic modification and/or cybernetics or other means. All humans must make an informed adult decision to be assigned, for free, into one of the three races at the age of majority (21). A vast assignment exercise is carried out, millions of Gaians choose to become Corp and Incarnate. Only a few stay human.
|10 A.A||The World Board is formed from 500 of the largest corporations in the world, complying with the Aohu Accord's final provisions. At exactly midnight on new years eve of 11 A.A, GENECIA goes silent.|
|18 A.A||Asa is born in Theresia|
|38 A.A|| The Theresian conflict: Lumaki and Avatar industries join forces to form the L.A coalition and attempts to annex Theresia, an unstable, human-majority region unrepresented in the Aohu Accord and thus ungoverned.
After her family was killed and herself nearly raped by occupation soldiers, Asa's powers manifest for the first time, incinerating her assailant and setting fire to everything in her direct vicinity. Asa is recruited into the Theresian Independence Army.
|41 A.A|| The wall of fire: Asa ignites the Argos-Feng oil pipeline, a devastating explosion that could be seen from space. The conflict continues.
Desperate, the TIA turn to Hierosalem for help, but the Quorum did not want to escalate the conflict further by turning it into a three-sided conflict.
|42 A.A|| The Immolation: The L.A Coalition cut all power to the Theresian region. Asa steps into the furnace chamber of an old Fossil fuel power plant, powering it herself and brutally immolates herself. She is canonized as the very first living Deapathic Saint, creating a huge media backlash against the coalition. Theresia comes under the jurisdiction of the Quorum. The Quorum is renamed "Gnost Quorum", recognizing the Gnost legacy of old Earth with the Quorum of Gaia.
The World board classifies Asa and the other prophets of the Gnostic Quorum as human weapons of mass destruction. The Gnostic Quorum complies and inters all 9 prophets and will do the same for all subsequent prophets into the Nonagon vault under the Hierosalem Basilica.