New Eden Timeline

A timeline for the history and lore of New Eden.

11248-01-01 00:00:00

Sleepers in Anoikis

"The [Sleeper] structure [in w-space] is at least twelve thousand years old."[T1 pg83-87]

16262-01-01 00:00:00

First signs of civilization

First recorded civilizations emerges on Caldari.

16470-01-01 00:00:00

The Amarr Empire rises

Originating as a society of religious colonists, the Amarr truly began their path to mastery of the greatest star empire in New Eden with the coronation of the first Amarr Emperor. As the early Amarr society began to be transformed into a theocratic empire, they became aware of other peoples on their home planet of Athra, later renamed Amarr Prime. Determined to spread the word of their religion, the Amarr launched the ‘Reclaiming’: a campaign to conquer the entire planet. The Amarr completed their conquest of Amarr Prime in 20544 AD, and soon began to look to the heavens. Able to reverse-engineer faster-than-light technology from an ancient stargate in the Amarr system, the Empire soon spread far across the stars. Any race the Amarr encountered were absorbed into the Empire by force of arms, and none were able to withstand them until the fateful encounters with the Gallente and Jove. By 21950 AD, the Amarr Empire controlled vast swathes of space and had established the system of Royal Houses, with the Emperor unquestioned as both religious leader and supreme ruler of the Empire.

16470-01-01 00:00:00

First Amarr Emperor is crowned.

Amash-Akura crowned first Amarr Emperor.

17453-01-01 00:00:00

A legacy of Caldari unity

The planet of Caldari Prime was fortunate to have been colonized by a megacorporation that set in motion the process of terraforming before the catastrophe that closed the EVE Gate. While life was hard, a handful of outposts survived until the air of Caldari Prime became breathable. In time civilization spread across the planet, but inevitably it had devolved to a feudal mode of living. Eventually the two great empires of Raata-Oryioni and Fuukiuye joined under one rule: the Raata Empire. The Raata Empire unified the vast majority of the people of Caldari Prime and endured until its fall in 20998 AD, whereupon it was divided into many states. Yet the Raata period left a great legacy among the Caldari: one of kinship, the importance of family and a sense of collective unity despite a tendency towards independence and internal disputes. The Raata Empire laid the foundations of the unique Caldari sensibility that would lead to the establishment of the Caldari State many centuries later.

17453-01-01 00:00:00

Raata Empire formed

The Raata-Oryioni and Fuukiuye Empires join under one rule. The new empire is known as the Raata.

17500-01-01 00:00:00

Fall of the First Jovian Empire

The Elders brought about its fall. The Elders were one of the first groups to use genetic engineering for a special purpose, namely that of slowing the aging process. Once, the Elders were a prominent political force in the Jovian society, but after they brought about the fall of the first Jovian empire they have become more reclusive. Elders can become many centuries old, it's uncertain exactly how old they can become, but some suggest they can outlive even members of the Amarrian royal families. Presumably the Enheduanni are the Elders, they are the only known political force predating the Directorate, and life extension would explain their ability to survive the long journey to Utopia as caretakers and crew.

18622-01-01 00:00:00

Minmatar civilization emerges

The planet Matar was quickly colonized by numerous expeditions due to its very hospitable conditions. When the EVE Gate closed, most of the Matar settlements survived, although they soon lost their technology as lack of supplies led to an inevitable breakdown. Several distinct civilizations developed on Matar and gradually became aware of one another. Eventually, technological advances allowed for regular trade between the different societies and a global culture developed, albeit one steeped in tribal traditions. Over time, the Minmatar unified in a loose empire and made their way into space. The Minmatar Empire was able to settle colonies on a number of planets and moons in several local systems, usually depending on ancient stargates. The later Amarr invasion shattered the Minmatar Empire but memories of tribal unity persisted until the later Minmatar Republic could be founded amidst the flames of rebellion.

18622-01-01 00:00:00

Primitive contact

Distinct civlizations on Matar gradually become aware of each other, but primitive technology keeps them from maintaining a steady contact.

20000-01-01 00:00:00

Rise of the Second Jovian Empire

20000-01-01 00:00:00

Second Jovian Empire

20022-01-01 00:00:00

Udorians arrive on Amarr continent

The Udorians arrive on Amarr continent, spurring the static Amarr society into rapid changes.

20078-01-01 00:00:00

The reclaiming is launched

The reclaiming is launched, the Amarrians start a war to conquer all the lands on Athra.

20371-01-01 00:00:00

Udorians fall

The Amarrians conquer the last Udorian state.

20374-01-01 00:00:00

Global culture develops

By this time the technology level is sufficient for regular trade and advances speed up. A global culture has develops, yet remains steeped in tribal traditions.

20544-01-01 00:00:00

Control of the whole planet

The Amarrians conquer the last state on Athra, they now control the whole planet.

20998-01-01 00:00:00

Raata Empire falls

The Raata empire falls and is divided into myriad small states.

21413-01-01 00:00:00

First Minmatar spaceship

The first Minmatar space ship launches. During the next centuries the Minmatar settle on a number of planets and moons in three systems, using ancient star gates.

21423-01-01 00:00:00

Ealurians conquered

The Amarrians discover the Ealurians and subsequently conquer them in the spirit of the reclaiming.

21653-01-01 00:00:00

Gallente culture blossoms

Although Gallente Prime was a fairly hospitable planet and colonized by people of common cultural heritage, there was an inevitable descent into a medieval society during the Dark Ages of New Eden. In time, the great Rouvenor family came to power on the Garoun continent and quickly built the greatest empire that world had ever seen. Under the great Doule dos Rouvenor III, the Garoun Empire’s extent encompassed much of the planet, though it was not without powerful rivals. The Age of Rouvenor, as it has come to be known, heralded enormous strides in cultural and technological development. While the Garoun Empire collapsed in 21834 AD, it left an indelible imprint on Gallente culture. In particular, the Garoun Empire’s remarkable emphasis on personal liberty echoed down the ages. Indeed, democracy and freedom came to define the global civilization that eventually reached out to the stars and established the Gallente Federation.

21656-01-01 12:00:00

Rouvenor family comes into power

The Rouvenor family comes into power in Garoun, on Gallente Prime, and quickly becomes the greates empire on the planet.

21714-01-01 12:00:00

A new calendar

Doule Dos Rouvenor III inherits his father's crown, starting a new calender based on his ascension, the Age of Rouvenor (AR).

21834-01-01 12:00:00

Garoun empire collapses

The Garoun empire collapses, but its legacy remains and rapid technological advancements are made.

21875-01-01 00:00:00

Moral reforms start

The moral reforms start, the status of the emperors alters and the power of the apostles is curbed.

22355-01-01 00:00:00

The Amarr-Minmatar conflict

The Amarr Empire, driven by its religion to “Reclaim” the stars and all living around them, expands rapidly and eventually comes into contact with the much smaller Minmatar Empire. The Amarr easily subdue the Minmatar in an attack known as “The Day of Darkness” and take many thousands of slaves. The Amarr continue their slave raids for many decades until finally escalating their attacks into an all-out war of conquest. In the end, the Minmatar Empire is no more and the entire Minmatar race enters a period of subjugation and slavery under the rule of the Amarr Empire.

22355-01-01 00:00:00

Amarrians arrive in Pator system

The Amarrians arrive in the Pator system. Soon after, they begin raiding the Minmatar empire for slaves.

22355-01-01 00:00:00

Discovery of the Minmatar

22463-01-01 12:00:00

Discovery of the Caldari

The Gallenteans spot the Caldari on Caldari Prime, but are unable to establish contact.

22480-01-01 00:00:00

Occupied by the Amarrians

The Amarrians invade and conquer the Minmatar Empire.

22480-01-01 00:00:00

Minmatar enslaved by The Amarrians

22480-01-01 00:00:00

Minmatar conquered

The Amarrians invade and conquer the Minmatar Empire.

22517-01-01 00:00:00

First contact with the Gallenteans.

First contact between the Caldari and the Gallenteans.

22517-01-01 12:00:00

First contact between Caldari and Gallente

First contact between the Caldari and the Gallenteans.

22588-01-01 12:00:00

The Gallenteans build their first star gate.

The Gallenteans build their first star gate.

22631-01-01 12:00:00

Cultural Deliverance Society arrives.

The Cultural Deliverance Society (CDS) arrives on Caldari Prime.

22684-01-01 12:00:00

The first Caldari corporation

Isuuaya, the first Caldari corporation is established.

22794-01-01 12:00:00

The Gallenteans meet the Intaki

The Gallenteans meet the Intaki.

22800-01-01 00:00:00

Rise of the Third Jovian Empire

The Third Empire was founded amidst the devastation of the Jovian Disease.

22809-01-01 12:00:00

The Gallenteans meet the Mannar

The Gallenteans meet the Mannar.

22821-01-01 12:00:00

First warp drive constructed

The Sotiyo-Urbaata drive, the first warp drive, is constructed.

22821-01-01 12:00:00

Caldari engineers build first warp drive

The Sotiyo-Urbaata drive, the first warp drive, is built.

23040-01-01 00:00:00

The Society of Conscious Thought founded

The Society of Conscious Thought, or SoCT, was founded three centuries ago by the Jovian Ior Labron. As a rule, Jovians are not very spiritually inclined, but those Jovians that are take to their spirituality with the same vigor and zeal as to everything else. The SoCT has, through the ages, acted as the outlet for the spiritual needs of the Jovians, although that role is only a secondary one today.

23041-01-01 00:00:00

Khanid Kingdom founded

Khanid refuses to acknowledge new Amarr emperor and sets out to create his own empire. It is called the Khanid Kingdom a.k.a. Dark Amarr.

23058-01-01 00:00:00

Amarr scientists discover jump drive

Amarr scientists discover jump drive technology, allowing instant jumps between systems without star gates.

23121-01-01 12:00:00

The Gallente Federation is founded

The Gallente Federation is founded.

23140-01-01 00:00:00

Quafe Company founded

Quafe Company founded

23155-01-01 00:00:00

The Caldari-Gallente war

Inhabiting two planets in the same solar system, the Caldari and Gallente peoples established contact with one another as soon as space technology was developed by the more advanced Gallente. When the Gallente formed their federation with other races they had encountered, such as the Intaki and Mannar, it seemed natural to them that the Caldari should join also. While the Caldari acquiesced in this, the fiercely independent nature of their corporations led them to establish secret bases and colonies in several star systems. The discovery of these bases was the spark that eventually led to the Caldari-Gallente War. A bitter conflict, the war leads to the expulsion of the Caldari from their home planet and the formation of the Caldari State as a fully-independent corporate empire.

23155-01-01 12:00:00

The Gallente-Caldari War starts

The Gallente-Caldari War starts.

23155-01-01 12:00:00

The Gallente-Caldari War starts.

The Gallente-Caldari War starts.

23156-01-01 12:00:00

The Caldari leave Caldari Prime

The Caldari leave Caldari Prime.

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