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This timeline is taken from the Palladium RPG books "Robotech book two RDF MANUAL" and "ROBOTECH II: THE SENTINELS"

ChronologyEdit

  • June 1995
    • The international scientific community launches a space station known as "The New Frontier" - it is designed as a message of international peace and understanding. However, forces in various governments see this space station as a perfect tactical weapon base. Disputes over ownership of this space station hurls the citizens of the Earth into a global war.
  • August 1995
    • July 1999 The world is locked in global civil war until, A massive meteor falls on Macross Island, an uninhabited isle in the South Pacific. The initial investigation by the U.S.A. reveals it to be a giant, lifeless spaceship of extraterrestrial origin. The alien spaceship is kept secret from the public. An emergency summit meeting takes place to discuss the situation.
  • August 1999
    • A temporary cease-fire is called and the countries of the earth form a Unified Earth Government to deal with the more serious threat of a potential invasion from outer space.
  • September
    • 1999 The suspicions of the august body of experts sent to investigate the crash site are verified. A top secret blanket is thrown over the "Macross Island Dossier."
  • October 1999
    • The realization of an alien invader has a sobering effect on the world's leaders. The first, total cease-fire in years is enacted while these world leaders continue to discuss this new, potential threat.
  • December 1999
    • Scientist urge the United Earth Government to study the technology and energy systems found in the alien spacecraft. Thus, the group, later to be known as Robotech Research Center, was organized under the supervision of Dr. Emile Lang. A military command, later to be known as the Robotech Defense Force, was also organized. Various factions of the opposing armies were interested in getting the secrets and weapons which were rumored to be still intact on the alien battle fortress. The cease-fire is tenuous with various flare ups occurring on an infrequent basis. The alien spacecraft is given a code name of SDF-I. Shortly after the previous report, plans are made to unify the nations of the world to prepare for hostile invaders.
  • March 2000
    • A special investigation task force of international scientists, headed by Doctor Emile Lang, are officially assigned to analyze the SDF-I. Operations are funded by Japan, the U.S.A., Britain, France, Germany, and Russia, pending the creation of a world government.
  • April 2000
    • World peace is eventually realized following the disclosure of the wonders of a new alien technology which would radically affect the standards of living of all on the earth... it is a technology which is promised to be shared to all - once its secrets are unraveled.
  • May 2000
    • Secret plans are begun for "anti-giant" weapons . . . the plan is to modify existing weapon systems utilizing the technology found in this alien ship dubbed the SDF-I.
  • June 2000
    • An international announcement to the people of Earth makes public the existence and frightening dangers of the SDF-I. The same broadcast announces the plans for a United Earth Government to work together in combating this other-worldly threat. Reactions to the two announcements are strong, invoking riots and anti-unification conflicts the world aver. However, the riots are short lived.
  • July 2000
    • Global unification seems inevitable. Most anti-unification hostility has eased down. The construction of a Military Moon Base is proposed and accepted.
  • January 2001
    • The one United Earth Government becomes a reality. Surprisingly, there is little anti-unification dissension.
  • February 2001
    • Restoration of the SDF-I begins.
  • March 2001
    • Construction of Military Moon Base begins.
  • April 2001
    • A new, tougher, lighter building alloy is developed by the SDF research team.
  • July 2001
    • Plans for a strategic base to be built on Mars to serve as an early warning outpost in case of an inter-galactic invasion are approved.
  • August 2001
    • A special task force is created to develop and exploit the new "Robotechnology."
    • Doctor Emile Lang is again chosen to head this research and development organization.
  • September 2001
    • The task force to develop Robotechnology becomes part of the new global defense network. This defense force's designation is the Robotech Defense Force or R.D.F.
  • October 2001
    • Technological discoveries and advancements are happening at an increasingly rapid pace. The Destroid defense mecha system begins experimental operations.
  • February 2002
    • Concepts for a convertible, giant robot fighter begin development.
  • March 2002
    • Theory of the Grand Cannon is complete.
  • May 2002
    • Construction of the Grand Cannon Defense System begins at the new site of the United Earth World Security Headquarters in Alaska. Note: This operation is separate from the R.D.F.
  • April 2003
    • Construction of the A.R.M.D. series of combat space platforms begins.
  • November 2003
    • Incorporation of Robotechnology into weapon systems is a theoretical success. The full application of the power system and the logic of its complex bio-mechanical origins still remain a mystery.
  • January 2004
    • Moon base is operational. Construction continues.
  • July 2004
    • Proposal to construct a second and third Grand Cannon is the South American and Australia Sectors respectively.
  • September 2004
    • Startling discovery of a symbiotic link instilled between operator and machine when the new, Robotech (protoculture) energy source is used.
  • October 2004
    • Construction of the South American Sector Grand Cannon begins.
  • August 2005
    • The first A.R.M.D. space platform enters service. A complete success, immediate production of four, additional A.R.M.D.s is begun. New, Robotech weapon systems are introduced and incorporated into the A.R.M.D.s as they are developed.
  • March 2006
    • Giant-sized, aircraft carrier, CVS-101 Promethius, enters service June 2006 Development of Destroid weapon systems enters its final stage.
  • January 2007
    • A training center for the crew of the SDF-I opens on Macross Island.
  • February 2007
    • Test flights of the Veritech, Convertible fighter prototype. VFX-I, begin in secret.
  • May 2007
    • Mass production of Destroid series begins.
  • October 2007
    • Production of a dozen, additional, submersible warships begins.
  • November 2007
    • Final decision to use the Veritech Fighters is made. Mass production begins.
  • July 2008
    • Mars Base completes full outfittment for possible alien invasion.
  • November 2008
    • Second A.R.M.D. enters service.
  • June 2009
    • Complement of Destroids are placed on the SDF-1 in preparation for her maiden flight.
    • Third A.R.M.D. enters service.
  • July 2009
    • The ceremonial christening of the SDF-I on Macross Island. Ceremonies were to include the first public demonstration of the Destroids and Veritech Fighters. Ironically, this infamous day marks the arrival of the Zentraedi, and the beginning of the first Robotech War. After a brief battle with Zentraedi forces in Earth orbit and on Macross Island the SDF-I fires off into space and takes a large chunk of the Pacific Ocean (including Macross Island) with it into deep space. SDF-I arrives in orbit of Pluto after its miss calculated Fold Jump to the far side of the moon. The Fold system mysteriously disappears from the ships holds stranding the SDF-I on the other side of the solar system. The Zentraedi main fleet divides its forces - some pursue the SDF-I into deep space. While the second deployment destroy the inhabitants of Mars Base Sara on their way to rendezvous with their main fleet.
  • October 2009
    • The fourth A.R.M.D. enters service.
  • January 2010
    • The fifth A.R.M.D. enters service. SDF-I makes first space contact with Zentraedi ships someplace between Neptune and Jupiter. It is hear that the Dr. Emile Lang finds that a Modular Transformation is necessary to fire the Main Gun. This Transformation results in the ravaging of Macross City during the procedure.
  • March 2010
    • SDF-1 engages Zentraedi forces in the rings of Saturn. The experimental Pinpoint barrier is used to defend the ship. Unfortunately the barrier interferes with the firing of the Main Gun. A brilliant tactical move is made by First officer Commander Lisa Hayes. By directing all of the power of the pinpoint barrier to the bow of the Daedalus and ramming it into the Zentraedi ship a large volley of missiles is released thus destroying the ship.
  • January 2011
    • SDF-1 arrives at Mars. The ship lands and takes in supplies. The ship is almost captured by a Zentraedi attack force. Sara base is destroyed to remove the grip of the gravity mines under the surface.
  • February 2011
    • SDF-1 picks its way through an artificially created asteroid belt which incidentally was a Zentraedi trap During the incident the long range radar is knocked out. Vermilion squadron is deployed to survey the area. The team is captured and is presumed dead. Three months later the team is picked and the first contact with female Zentraedi fighters.
  • April 2011
    • The SDF-1 returns to Earth, landing in the Pacific ocean. Captain Gloval accompanied by Commander Hayes report to the United Earth Defense Council in Alaska. The U.E.D.C. ignores the report by Gloval and Hayes. The next day Lt. Commander Roy Fokker, leader of the famous Skull Squadron dies from a Zentraedi attack.
  • May 2011
    • The Grand Cannon becomes fully operable. Appealing for the offloading of the 70,000 inhabitants of Macross City The SDF-1 is attacked by Khyron the Zentraedi Warlord over the city of Toronto in the Ontario quadrant. The new Omni directional barrier designed to encompass the entire ship is overloaded by the advancing Zentraedi ships. The resulting explosion destroyed the surface to a radius of 25 miles and Sergeant Benjamin Dixon Third in command of the Skull Squadron is killed.
  • June 2011
    • SDF-1 Resupplies its stores and leaves Earth in an attempt to buy the R.D.F. more time to develop the Earth's weapon systems to defend against the Zentraedi threat.
  • July 2011
    • First interracial marriage between Zentraedi and human is made when Lt. Maximillian Sterling, Second in command of Skull Squadron falls in love with Zentraedi Ace pilot Miriya Porino.
  • Early August
    • 2011 A cease fire is called between Commander Breetai's Zentraedi fleet and the SDF-I. The R.D.F. is alerted of the coming of Dolza's armada. Late August 2011 The arrival of the Zentraedi main fleet which consisted of 4,800,000 Battle ready warships. The attack destroys 70% of the Earth's surface. The combined forces of the SDF-I and Breetai's fleet succeed in defeating Dolza but the SDF-I Battle worn and exhausted of almost all fuel managed a shaky landing near Montana in North America.
  • April 2013
    • Global reconstruction is underway. New cities and towns begin to grow as the Earth begins to replenish itself. The tropical and subtropical terrain's are the first to grow back to full capacity. It is in these jungles and rain forests that many of the Zentraedi rebels and Malcontents have taken refuge. Khyron's and Azonia's combined forces, in the South American Sector, are by far the largest, most organized and hostile of the Malcontent forces.
  • June 2013
    • With the assistance of Breetai and Exedore the R.D.F. capture and bring to Earth, a Robotech Factory Satellite. The production of several, new, submersible vessels, like the Prometheus and the Daedalus begins.
  • September 2013
    • Khyron leads a small attack force against New Detroit. A Protoculture chamber is stolen. The Zentraedi grow increasingly hostile. Many join Khyron is South America.
  • December 2013
    • Khyron attacks New Macross city on Christmas Eve in a successful attempt to capture a supply of Protoculture.
  • Late December
    • 2013 Shortly after his successful raid on New Macross Khyron decides to destroy the SDF-I while on route to leave Earth and rejoin the Robotech Masters. During the assault Khyron's ship is severely damaged. He locks the navigation computer and rams both SDF's- I and 2. Among the casualties were Admiral Henry T. Gloval, Commander Claudia Grant, and Lieutenant's Kim Young, Sammie Porter, and Vanessa Leeds. The survivors of the tragedy continue to rebuild.
  • February 2014
    • The threat of unknown radiation from the alien ship commanded by Khyron and the unsalvaged remains of the two SDF class ships, forces the site of the final battle to be declared off limits. Limited resources forced the majority of Khyron and Azonia's Zentraedi army to remain behind in the South American Sector when their leaders made their deadly, last assault. Leaderless, the Zentraedi army has splintered into hundreds of tiny factions. Fighting between these factions is heavy, new leaders fight their way to dominance. Violence in and around the South American Sector is at its worst.
  • March 2014
    • The sight of New Macross is declared a historic landmark.
  • July 2014
    • The United Earth Government reemerges. Several nations, including the E.B.S.I.S., claim autonomy and refuse to join the U.E.G. Zentraedi internal conflicts have subsided as new leaders take control. However, organized Zentraedi assaults on human cities and outposts have increased dramatically. The South American Sector is clearly the source of most of these acts of aggression.
  • August 2014
    • Max and Miriya Sterling are given command of the R.D.F. in the South American Sector. It is their job to contain the Zentraedi. The perimeters of the Zentraedi Control Zone are defined.
  • October 2014
    • The Argentine Quadrant is established as an international buffer zone to help combat the Zentraedi.
  • December 2014
    • Skull Squadron Commanded by Captain Maximillian Sterling recaptures the unfinished, South American Grand Cannon from the Malcontent group "Khyron's Fist" in a decisive battle. Construction begins to turn the site of the incomplete Grand Cannon into the R.D.F. military headquarters in the sector.
  • February 2015
    • The Army of the Southern Cross is formally established. Construction of Monument City begins near the historic site of New Macross. It will become the world headquarters for the new army. March 2015 Secret construction of the SDF-3 begins at the Robotech Factory orbitting Earth.
  • May 2015
    • The Zentraedi controlled Arkansas Protectorate declares itself an independent nation. Only the E.B.S.I.S. recognizes its autonomy. Its political status in the world remains in limbo. Zentraedi hostility continues in and around the South American Sector. Zentraedi hostility increases in the Eastern (Asia/China/Indochina) and Africa Sectors. Possible build up and/or organization of Zentraedi is feared.
  • January 2016
    • Dozens of independent nations, and smaller political entities called Baronies, continue to secede from the unification movement. The fate of the one Unified World Government appears shaky at best. Development of new infantry armor, weapons and mecha for the Army of the Southern Cross is in full production. Norway and Africa are selected sites of secondary headquarters for the Army of the Southern Cross. Reconstruction of Moon and Mars bases begin.
  • 2017-2022
    • This section of time is rather unclear. According to information gathered the Army of the Southern Cross, and various other factions remain in combat with the Zentraedi and them selves. It will eventually be put down, but little wars and skirmishes occasionally flare up.
  • August 2022
    • Preparations for the departure of the SDF-3 and the Robotech Expeditionary Force are completed. Doctor Emil Lang is placed in charge of REF operations.
  • Late August 2022
    • Commander Rick Hunter and Admiral Lisa Hayes are wed. The SDF-3 (and the REF) departs for the Robotech Masters homeworld. Among them are Commander in Chief Rick Hunter; Captain of the SDF-3, (Admiral) Lisa Hayes; colonel T.R. Edwards (Head of Military Strategy), Captain Maximillion Sterling (Leader of the famous Skull Squadron), Lieutenant Commander Miriya Sterling (Second in Command of the Skull Squadron), Lt. Commander Vince Grant (Special Operations and Ground based Mobile Unit Pilot), field Commander Breetai (Second in Command only to Rick and Lisa), Ambassador Exedore (Zentraedi/Robotech Master historian and military adviser), Colonel Johnathan Wolfe, famed Doctor Eimile Lange, Doctor R. Burke, and young freedom fighters Lancer and Scott Bernard. The SDF-3 and the REF arrive at the master's homeworld, Tirol. Tirol is under siege be the invid. War begins.
  • September 2022
    • Lynn Minmei, celebrity pop singer and hero of the first Robotech War, is confirmed missing and is believed to have been accidentally taken along on the SDF-3. (Survivors of the assault on Reflex Point would confirm this rumor). Ms. Minmei and her companion, singer "Janice," are never again seen on Earth.
  • Late September 2022
    • The Robotech Factory space folds to rendevouz with the REF at Tirol. It is never heard from again. Its disappearance remains a mystery to this day.
  • January 2031
    • The Robotech Masters arrive on Earth. The Second Robotech War begins.
  • April 2032
    • The last of the Robotech Masters main force is destroyed above the old SDF-1 memorial site. Unknown to mankind, spore from the Invid Flower of Life had been unleashed upon the fertile Earth. the flowers would thrive and ultimately drow the invide to our planet.
  • July 2032
    • The world government collapses completely. Anarchy reigns.
  • November 2032
    • The E.B.S.I.S. emerges as the new world power.
  • Feburary 2033
    • The last remnants of the Armies of the Southern Cross formally disband. North America is locked in civil unrest, while South America prospers under the guidance of the E.B.S.I.S. December 2035 The Invid appear without warning. The Earth is decimated. The Third Robotech War has begun. Occupying Invid troops establish hive bases and begin the cultivation of the Invid Flower of Life (the source of protoculture). Earth is to become a farm colony.
  • May 2036
    • The Invid dominate the Earth. Hundreds of Invid hives, protoculture farms and factories dot the occupied Earth. Still humankind struggles out of the ashes to rebuild. Organized freedom fighters begin their guerilla warfare against the alien invaders. The first REF fleet returns to Earth and is swiftly destroyed by the Invid. Colonel J. Wolfe survives and establishes a secret military base to cambat the Invid. Renowned freedom fighter "Lancer" also survives.
  • March 2037
    • The second REF fleet (estimated 400 warships) mounts an assault that faces annihilation before they can penetrate Earth's atmosphere. Famed freedom fighter, Scott Bernard, is reportedly the sole survivor.
  • Fall 2037 or 2038
    • Col. Johnathan Wolfe is slain, leading a rescue mission. Organized resistance is at its height.
  • Summer 2038 or 2039
    • The Battle at Reflex Point. The (entire?) REF fleet returns to confront the minions of the Invid Regis. The SDF-3 and its famous crew have not made the space jump. Whereabouts unknown. The Invid are routed and flee Earth, but the cost is heavy. An estimated 98% of the REF fleet (thousands of vessels) are destroyed. The Invid are believed to have left the Earth forever. Scott Bernard leaves Earth to lead a search party to find the SDF-3. He is never seen again.
  • Summer 2039 or 2040
    • The Invid return with a smaller occupying force (estimated 2.5 million) to cultivate the Invid Flower of Life. Resistance begins anew. Spirits are high. The SDF-3 remains lost. The whereabouts of the "Sentinels" is unknown. The fight for a free Earth continues.

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