2019 – 2027
Russian Drones reach the Eastern Shore of Lake Vostok.
Researchers lose contact with robotic drones investigating an electromagnetic disturbance on the eastern shore. One drone is recovered, sealed and transported to the Wuhan Xitiangua Research Center in China.
Femaki’xirpaxul begins quarantine procedures.
Quarantine protocols begin in the amniotic lake housing GEN#592760912400.10 after oxygen from the surface is detected.
Coronavirus Pandemic Begins
The first reported case of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) occurs in Wuhan, China, leading to socioeconomic disruption worldwide; a record global recession begins.
Russian and Chinese scientists return to Antarctica, drone exploration of Lake Vostok renews.
Two deep-sea drones explore the waters of Lake Vostok; microbes in the ice-hardened samples measure over 600 million years old–an impossibility since the lake itself is believed to be 65 million years old.
Femaki’xirpaxul begins defensive protocol.
Artificial contact disrupts the energy field around the amniotic lake. The lifeform emits an electromagnetic pulse that travels up the borehole at Vostok Base and destroys all signal-dependent communication throughout the continent.
Chinese personnel recalled; Russian researchers unable to proceed.
After mass equipment failures, the Chinese government collects their scientists. Meanwhile, the Russian government withdraws funding from polar and marine research and allocates resources to ‘Project Ural Wall,’ a covert survival program designed to preserve the Slavic peoples through pandemics and natural disasters.
Femaki’xirpaxul enacts immunity protocols.
After encountering a human born pathogen on a downed drone, the lifeform enacts immunity protocols for GEN#592760912400.10 that alters their existing biology.
November – December 2020
United States Elections and Delayed Transition
The United States elects a new president amidst unfounded accusations of voter fraud by the opposition. A delayed transition of power weakens the economy and leads to widespread social unrest.
December 11, 2020
Vaccines for COVID-19 developed.
World governments inoculate medical personnel, at-risk citizens, and those deemed vocationally essential.
January – December 2021
Heavily populated countries lacking access to COVID-19 vaccines lead to mutations of the SARS-CoV-2. The virus becomes endemic throughout the globe, requiring constant maintenance with regular anti-viral boosters.
In space, the meteor (7341) 1991 VK strikes the asteroid 433 Eros, in orbit around Mars.
A privately-owned space conglomerate launches the Sentinel Space Telescope to learn more about the Eros collision; scientists project a near-miss situation with Earth, but media outlets caution the public and stir up fear.
February 2-20, 2022
The President of the United States survives an assassination attempt.
Investigation reveals a domestic attack funded by the former President and seven members of the United States Senate.
March 5, 2022
Russian scientists resume work at Vostok.
Privately funded, researchers deploy a new drone created for Mars exploration. It returns three days later, with footage of a large metallic structure on the shore; they make out six large elongated pods in the shallows.
Femaki’xirpaxul enacts destruction protocol.
Oxygen levels rise around the amniotic lake, prompting the lifeform to begin destroying GEN#592760912400.10
Asteroid 433 Eros bound for the Moon
Planet-wide panic begins when various media outlets report that the impending debris of asteroid 433 Eros may strike the Moon.
Russia breaks diplomatic ties worldwide after NATO discovers fortifications built around the Ural Mountains, financed by Israel, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
July 3, 2022
Iran launches Verethragna.
When experts predict a chunk of 433 Eros may strike Iran, the nation launches the Verethragna. Meant to serve as a Mars orbiter, the Verethragna, now loaded with contact-warheads, is set on a collision course with the debris of 433 Eros.
Eros alters Moon’s perigee; Femaki’xirpaxul plans exit.
The Verethragna veers off course within 20 hours of deployment, floating past the Moon, on the opposite side of fragment Eros 433.
Fragment Eros 433 flies close enough to the Moon to alter its orbit, setting off destructive tidal changes on Earth. Severe weather interrupts shipping and kills millions.
The lifeform in Lake Vostok pauses the gen-destruction program to allocate power and resources for transphasic relocation.
September – December 2022
Societal order breaks down when media outlets predict a catastrophic impact event; China closes its borders; the United States’ vice-president becomes President and nationalizes corporations and private holdings to protect the populace.
Mass evacuations and unrest affect nations throughout the globe.
January 20, 2023
Eros Impact Event.
The broken portion of Eros 433 strikes the Arabian Sea along the shores of Oman, Iran, and Pakistan. The impact diameter measures 2.2 miles and delivers an estimated energy equivalent of 55 teratons of TNT. Millions are killed on impact.
Operation Relocate arrives at the South Pole.
A confederation of wealthy citizens amasses a private army to accompany hired contractors to Antarctica. Volcanic eruptions in the Transantarctic Mountains delay developing a sustainable powerbase in lands held by the United States.
May 18, 2023
Chinese government falls, new nation closes borders.
After a coup removes vital members of the Chinese government, the One-Nation Collective, comprised of wealthy magnates from China and other inundated cities throughout East Asia, amass a private army along China’s mountainous western borders in Bhutan and Nepal.
The One Nation Collective allows no refugees harboring religious beliefs to enter their land, dominated now by East Asian refugees from Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, and Thailand; all walkable passes in the Himalayan Mountains are mined.
Operation Relocate encounters hostile life.
Mercenaries escort surveyors onto Antarctica’s exposed coasts after contact with established foreign bases proves unsuccessful. While trekking inland, they encounter ‘black-eyed fighters’ and suffer losses.
October 12, 2023
Project Noah launches its ships.
Two Quantum Class cruise ships, each carrying 3000 Mormon children and 1500 Mormon caregivers, sets sail. A third Quantum Class joins them, carrying 500 military-trained men and enough supplies to last decades at sea.
February 4, 2024
Operation Relocate seized by the United States.
The United States apprehends key figures of Operation Relocate and finds the eastern portion of Antarctica to be the most stable habitable zone on the planet. Cruise-Cargo Hybrid Freighter Benjamin Franklin sets sail, accompanied by USS Alexandria and USS Gary, to set up long-term shelter.
The Saharan Exodus
Post-impact earthquakes lay waste to major cities in Turkey while massive flooding destroys coastal cities after bolide debris from the impact wipes out the populations in western Asia and northeastern Africa.
Millions of displaced Italian, Greek, and Bulgarian refugees, are airlifted to western North Africa by the fleeing Turks. In the Sahara, they encounter hundreds of thousands of refugees from Britain and western Europe.
December 15, 2024
First Contact with the Femmar.
Australian air scouts film a bloody fight among thousands of bald, muscular youth in Antarctica’s interior. After the battle, those left standing trek toward the mountains. Two remain and stare down the helicopter; covered in blood is a muscular humanoid girl with no hair; beside her is another with hair– they are the first femmar seen by humans.
December 22, 2024
The Femmar attack Humanity.
Four F-35 fighter jets from the USS Gary search for the alien children along the coast. Hampered by poor visibility due to volcanic activity, they begin scouting east. One calls in a report of a fat naked girl lying on the snow; the last communication from this F-35 is a frantic call for help, citing an attack by another F-35.
That night, ‘alien hostiles’ board the USS Gary, they kill the bridge crew and seize the ship. The USS Gary fires on the Alexandria, destroying her.
A group of “large strange-skinned girls” boards the Benjamin Franklin, killing every man on board. Female members of the crew and female civilians remain unharmed. The leaders are called Femitokon and Fusofitakil and their message to humanity is a warning to leave Antarctica and never return.
The Franklin attempts to sail back to Hawaii, but volcanic and extreme seismic activity creates a mega wave that sinks the Franklin.
January 2, 2025
US President declared missing; US Congress takes control
After the President is declared missing, bi-partisan members of Congress take control of the government and disband the House of Representatives.
February 12, 2025
The Thermobaric Cleansing (Genocide)
In the face of religious and racial sanctions, violence erupts among the masses of refugees situated in and around the Himalayan Mountains. The One-Nation Collective launch vaccum bombs throughout Nepal and Bhutan, eradicating the last of Southwest and Southeast Asia’s populations.
July 4, 2025
United States government overthrown.
Millions of US service-people abandon their posts in protest to the disbanding of the House of Representatives. Within months, major militias sequester and take control of various population centers, with many states declaring self-rule and fortifying their borders.
October 31, 2025
Ural Wall completed; takes on inhabitants.
Scaling a height of one-thousand feet and encompassing over thirty-thousand square miles, the concrete wall surrounds settlements of Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Slovak, Jews.
November 27, 2025
After the Mexican government falls, Texas, the most populated of the newly established territories in the US, militarizes its southern border when climate refugees from Central and South America enter Mexico. In Torreón, air forces open fire on refugees and the armed military escorting them. Over 65,000 are slaughtered.
February 14, 2026
Valentine’s Day Eruption
A full-scale eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano in North America occurrs on February 14, 2025, at 2 a.m. Millions die instantly in the United States and Canada.
February and March 2026
The Dark Years begin.
By the winter of 2025, shock production of carbon dioxide caused by the destruction of carbonate rocks during the impact, lead to an immediate greenhouse effect that melts ice caps in the polar north and begins melting the West Antarctica Ice-Sheet. Decades follow with bolide dust and molten particles that pollute the atmosphere.
Circa January 1, 2027
The Human Era on Earth ends.
Despite warring factions making their mark throughout the Dark Years, rumors abound that the last technologically capable humans succumb to a nuclear reactor melt-down behind the Ural Wall sometime in the 2040s.
Beyond 2045, human transmissions cease to broadcast.
- HELOVIDOL (The Human Era | Antarctica)
- The Dark Years
- The Age of Diplomacy