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'''Information in <font color=silver>silver</font> is non-canon. All other information is canon, with the exception of most dates, which are approximations. Non-canon information is based on Eishtmo's storyline which is being used by [[Terran-Vasudan War Project]].'''
 
 
 
The '''Great War''' was the first invasion of the menacing [[Shivans]] in the year of 2335. The outbreak of this war caused the [[Terrans]] and [[Vasudans]] to [[Terran-Vasudan War|set aside their differences]] and combat the mutual threat. The Shivan armada, led by the shielded superdestroyer [[SD Lucifer|SD ''Lucifer'']], marched through the Terran and Vasudan lines of defense, destroyed the Vasudan homeworld of [[Vasuda Prime]], and then set a course for Earth. Ultimately, [[Ancient artifacts]] discovered in [[Deneb]] and [[Altair]] led to the ''Lucifer's'' destruction while exiting the jump node to [[Sol]], collapsing it.
 
The '''Great War''' was the first invasion of the menacing [[Shivans]] in the year of 2335. The outbreak of this war caused the [[Terrans]] and [[Vasudans]] to [[Terran-Vasudan War|set aside their differences]] and combat the mutual threat. The Shivan armada, led by the shielded superdestroyer [[SD Lucifer|SD ''Lucifer'']], marched through the Terran and Vasudan lines of defense, destroyed the Vasudan homeworld of [[Vasuda Prime]], and then set a course for Earth. Ultimately, [[Ancient artifacts]] discovered in [[Deneb]] and [[Altair]] led to the ''Lucifer's'' destruction while exiting the jump node to [[Sol]], collapsing it.
  
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'''January 7th:''' Shivans first sighted in [[Ross 128]]. Contact lost with '''Riviera Station'''.
 
'''January 7th:''' Shivans first sighted in [[Ross 128]]. Contact lost with '''Riviera Station'''.
  
'''January 8th:''' The [[Galactic Terran Alliance]] launches [[Operation Thresher]], <font color="silver">also known as the Fifth Battle of the Vasuda-Antares Node.</font> Initial losses cause Thresher to be declared a failure only two days after it started.
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'''January 8th:''' The [[Galactic Terran Alliance]] launches [[Operation Thresher]]. Initial losses cause Thresher to be declared a failure only two days after it started.
  
 
'''January 9th:''' [[Laramis]] system discovered.
 
'''January 9th:''' [[Laramis]] system discovered.
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'''January 16th:''' The Shivans attack Vasudan and Terran forces near the Antares-Ribos node. PVC ''Taurus'' and GTSC ''Plato'' destroyed. First Shivan fighter destroyed.
 
'''January 16th:''' The Shivans attack Vasudan and Terran forces near the Antares-Ribos node. PVC ''Taurus'' and GTSC ''Plato'' destroyed. First Shivan fighter destroyed.
  
'''January 18th:''' PVE proposes cease-fire <font color="silver">based on the [[Pan-Galactic Treaty]]</font>. Shivans inflict heavy casualties in [[Beta Cygni]] and [[Vega]].
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'''January 18th:''' PVE proposes cease-fire. Shivans inflict heavy casualties in [[Beta Cygni]] and [[Vega]].
  
'''January 20th:''' Lt. McCarthy is tried for treason, <font color="silver">but released on the condition he divulges all knowledge of the Shivan activity in [[Ross 128]].</font> The McCarthy trials go down as an historical precedent.
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'''January 20th:''' Lt. McCarthy is tried for treason, [[the McCarthy trials]] go down as an historical precedent.
  
 
'''January 23rd:''' The [[Galactic Terran Alliance]] and the Parliamentary Vasudan Empire sign the Treaty of 2335. The 14-Year War officially comes to an end. GTD ''Amadeus'' destroyed by Shivan forces. GTA and PVE declare open states of war against the Shivans.
 
'''January 23rd:''' The [[Galactic Terran Alliance]] and the Parliamentary Vasudan Empire sign the Treaty of 2335. The 14-Year War officially comes to an end. GTD ''Amadeus'' destroyed by Shivan forces. GTA and PVE declare open states of war against the Shivans.
  
'''January 24th:''' [[Hammer of Light]] secedes from the PVE and begins willfully aiding the Shivans. Terran and Vasudan scientists perform the first successful test of energy shielding <font color="silver">aboard the GTSC ''Feynman'',</font> a ''[[GTSC Faustus|Faustus]]''-class science vessel, using a captured Shivan fighter.
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'''January 24th:''' [[Hammer of Light]] secedes from the PVE and begins willfully aiding the Shivans. Terran and Vasudan scientists perform the first successful test of [[Shields|energy shielding]], using a captured Shivan fighter.
  
 
'''January 25th-29th:''' Hammer of Light attacks disrupt many of the convoys carrying shielding systems, and capture many prototypes.
 
'''January 25th-29th:''' Hammer of Light attacks disrupt many of the convoys carrying shielding systems, and capture many prototypes.
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'''February 11th:''' [[SD Lucifer|SD ''Lucifer'']] destroys captured ''Taranis'' and Tombaugh Station. Analysis of the attack reveals powerful beam weaponry and invulnerable shielding. PVD ''Pinnacle'' assists in the recovery of refugees and survivors in the system.
 
'''February 11th:''' [[SD Lucifer|SD ''Lucifer'']] destroys captured ''Taranis'' and Tombaugh Station. Analysis of the attack reveals powerful beam weaponry and invulnerable shielding. PVD ''Pinnacle'' assists in the recovery of refugees and survivors in the system.
  
'''February 14th:''' <font color="silver">PVD ''Prophecy'' and PVD ''Tanis'' captured in [[Vega]] by the [[Hammer of Light]].</font> Terran-Vasudan tensions are strained by the joint occupation of [[Antares]].
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'''February 14th:''' Terran-Vasudan tensions are strained by the joint occupation of [[Antares]].
  
 
'''February 15th-19th:''' GTD ''Galatea'' leads a strike force against Hammer of Light forces in the system.
 
'''February 15th-19th:''' GTD ''Galatea'' leads a strike force against Hammer of Light forces in the system.
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'''February 22nd:''' Shivan fighter refitted with Terran weaponry. Covert reconnaissance acquires crucial scans of several Shivan ships, including the ''Lucifer''.
 
'''February 22nd:''' Shivan fighter refitted with Terran weaponry. Covert reconnaissance acquires crucial scans of several Shivan ships, including the ''Lucifer''.
  
'''February 28th:''' [[Battle of Deneb (2335)|Battle of Deneb]], a last-ditch effort to hold off the Shivans as long as possible to evacuate [[Vasuda Prime]]. Combatants include the SD ''Lucifer'', SD ''Eva'', GTD ''Galatea'', <font color="silver">GTD ''Legion'',</font> and PVD ''Hope''. Of these, only the ''Lucifer'' and the badly damaged ''Hope'' survive the intense battle.
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'''February 28th:''' [[Battle of Deneb (2335)|Battle of Deneb]], a last-ditch effort to hold off the Shivans as long as possible to evacuate [[Vasuda Prime]]. Combatants include the SD ''Lucifer'', SD ''Eva'', GTD ''Galatea'', GTD ''Legion'' (non-canon), and PVD ''Hope''. Of these, only the ''Lucifer'' and the badly damaged ''Hope'' survive the intense battle.
  
 
'''March 1st:''' SD ''Lucifer'' arrives in orbit around Vasuda Prime and bombards it for thirteen straight hours. Most escaping transport ships are destroyed, all major Vasudan cities are leveled, and most of the landmass is rendered uninhabitable. An estimated four billion Vasudans are killed. ('''Main Article: [[Destruction of Vasuda Prime]])
 
'''March 1st:''' SD ''Lucifer'' arrives in orbit around Vasuda Prime and bombards it for thirteen straight hours. Most escaping transport ships are destroyed, all major Vasudan cities are leveled, and most of the landmass is rendered uninhabitable. An estimated four billion Vasudans are killed. ('''Main Article: [[Destruction of Vasuda Prime]])
  
'''March 2nd:''' GTD ''Bastion'' <font color="silver">and PVD ''Hedetet''</font> assist in evacuation and rescue efforts in Vasuda and Beta Aquilae.
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'''March 2nd:''' GTD ''Bastion'' assist in evacuation and rescue efforts in Vasuda and Beta Aquilae.
  
 
'''March 5th:''' Vasudan scientists discover [[Ancient]] remains on [[Altair]] IV. The GTSC ''Rosetta'' and pilots from the GTD ''Bastion'' help recover the artifacts and destroy the Hammer of Light flagship [[PVD Anvil|''Anvil'']].
 
'''March 5th:''' Vasudan scientists discover [[Ancient]] remains on [[Altair]] IV. The GTSC ''Rosetta'' and pilots from the GTD ''Bastion'' help recover the artifacts and destroy the Hammer of Light flagship [[PVD Anvil|''Anvil'']].

Latest revision as of 00:38, 20 April 2012

The Great War was the first invasion of the menacing Shivans in the year of 2335. The outbreak of this war caused the Terrans and Vasudans to set aside their differences and combat the mutual threat. The Shivan armada, led by the shielded superdestroyer SD Lucifer, marched through the Terran and Vasudan lines of defense, destroyed the Vasudan homeworld of Vasuda Prime, and then set a course for Earth. Ultimately, Ancient artifacts discovered in Deneb and Altair led to the Lucifer's destruction while exiting the jump node to Sol, collapsing it.

After the loss of the superdestroyer Lucifer, the Shivans became disorganized. They unsystematically attacked Terran and Vasudan targets during the Hades Rebellion, but by the end of 2335, all Shivans in the known galaxy had been rooted out.

2335:

January 7th: Shivans first sighted in Ross 128. Contact lost with Riviera Station.

January 8th: The Galactic Terran Alliance launches Operation Thresher. Initial losses cause Thresher to be declared a failure only two days after it started.

January 9th: Laramis system discovered.

January 15th: Traitor Alexander McCarthy captured by the Galactic Terran Alliance while attempting to sell the Avenger prototype cannon to the Vasudans. (Main Article: Heist of the Avenger Prototype)

January 16th: The Shivans attack Vasudan and Terran forces near the Antares-Ribos node. PVC Taurus and GTSC Plato destroyed. First Shivan fighter destroyed.

January 18th: PVE proposes cease-fire. Shivans inflict heavy casualties in Beta Cygni and Vega.

January 20th: Lt. McCarthy is tried for treason, the McCarthy trials go down as an historical precedent.

January 23rd: The Galactic Terran Alliance and the Parliamentary Vasudan Empire sign the Treaty of 2335. The 14-Year War officially comes to an end. GTD Amadeus destroyed by Shivan forces. GTA and PVE declare open states of war against the Shivans.

January 24th: Hammer of Light secedes from the PVE and begins willfully aiding the Shivans. Terran and Vasudan scientists perform the first successful test of energy shielding, using a captured Shivan fighter.

January 25th-29th: Hammer of Light attacks disrupt many of the convoys carrying shielding systems, and capture many prototypes.

January 31st: Hammer of Light cruiser Ramses is destroyed by the Shivan Cain-class cruiser Taranis during a GTA capture attempt.

February 10th: Terran fighters and bombers from the GTD Galatea capture the Taranis in Ikeya. It is towed to Tombaugh Station in Ribos.

February 11th: SD Lucifer destroys captured Taranis and Tombaugh Station. Analysis of the attack reveals powerful beam weaponry and invulnerable shielding. PVD Pinnacle assists in the recovery of refugees and survivors in the system.

February 14th: Terran-Vasudan tensions are strained by the joint occupation of Antares.

February 15th-19th: GTD Galatea leads a strike force against Hammer of Light forces in the system.

February 20th: Shivan Dragon-class fighter captured in Deneb.

February 22nd: Shivan fighter refitted with Terran weaponry. Covert reconnaissance acquires crucial scans of several Shivan ships, including the Lucifer.

February 28th: Battle of Deneb, a last-ditch effort to hold off the Shivans as long as possible to evacuate Vasuda Prime. Combatants include the SD Lucifer, SD Eva, GTD Galatea, GTD Legion (non-canon), and PVD Hope. Of these, only the Lucifer and the badly damaged Hope survive the intense battle.

March 1st: SD Lucifer arrives in orbit around Vasuda Prime and bombards it for thirteen straight hours. Most escaping transport ships are destroyed, all major Vasudan cities are leveled, and most of the landmass is rendered uninhabitable. An estimated four billion Vasudans are killed. (Main Article: Destruction of Vasuda Prime)

March 2nd: GTD Bastion assist in evacuation and rescue efforts in Vasuda and Beta Aquilae.

March 5th: Vasudan scientists discover Ancient remains on Altair IV. The GTSC Rosetta and pilots from the GTD Bastion help recover the artifacts and destroy the Hammer of Light flagship Anvil.

March 17th: Ancients artifacts reveal the method of tracking the SD Lucifer through subspace, where its shields will be inoperative.

March 22nd: Miniaturization technology on intersystem subspace drives perfected. Drives are installed on all remaining fighters and bombers.

March 29th: SD Lucifer destroyed by pilots from the GTD Bastion while exiting subspace in Sol. Sol-Delta Serpentis jump node collapses, severing Earth from the rest of the galaxy. (Main Article: Destruction of the SD Lucifer)

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