Prime: Centuries Ago (Page 4)

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  • 12 January
    The treaty of Kanassarum is signed on Romulus, the warring factions having exhausted themselves and their meager resources by this time. The war produces no real winners.
  • Wu is born on Omega IV.
  • August
    On Romulus, at a meeting of the elder statesmen of all the city-states, the great scientist/statesman L’Deus of Portora proposes that the city-states band together to reach Remus. He shows without a doubt that limited resources would prevent any one city-state from accomplishing the goal on its own. He uses the old legends and combines it with the example of the past and the realities of the present to make his appeal. After seven months of effort, he gives up in disgust. The meeting breaks up without the unification needed.
  • The Andorians first develop spaceflight.
  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).


  • 26 February
    Victor Hugo, a French novelist and poet, is born on Earth. He will write the novel “Les Miserables” which will be one of Michael Eddington‘s favorites in the 24th Century. His equally famous work “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” will be familiar to Dr. McCoy.
  • 21 April
    On Romulus, Dinalla attempts a launch to establish a semi-permanent space station. The vessel, using inferior fuel, explodes on the pad.
  • October
    The Second Conference of Portora is held, with representatives from all city-states. L’Deus refuses to lead the conference or to even participate except for answering questions. The conference lasts four months. Seeing that alone their city-states could not reach the stars, the representatives agree to join together.


  • 10 February
    The D’Vatta (“Great Paper”) is signed, unifying all city-states on Romulus into one organization, the Bresasam Rom’lnz (“Romulan Confederation”). The debates over the form the government will take will last less than four months.
  • 20 June
    L’Deus is chosen the first Praetor of the Romulan Confederation by the Imperial Senate after the Senators convince him that the position is part of his destiny.
  • 29 December
    Because of its location central to needed resources, Kanassarum, on Romulus, is chosen as the site of the new united space effort.


  • 03 February
    Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, Jr. commands the U.S.S. Enterprise sea-going schooner. This ship’s figurehead will end up displayed on the rec deck of the starship Enterprise more than four centuries later. The retired Captain Kirk, in 2292, will build a model of this ship in his San Francisco residence.
    [TOS #013, TOS #074]
  • 10 May
    The first Romulan Confederation manned flight is launched.
  • June
    The construction of a large, Romulan orbital station begins during this period of many manned flights.


  • On Earth, one of Jean-Luc Picard‘s ancestors participates in the Battle of Trafalgar. One of the most celebrated naval engagements in European history, Picard will refer to it on several occassions. This ancestor will claim to have once beat Napoleon at chess—or so Picard will later claim.
    [TNG-144, TNG-158, ST-07, TNG #057]



  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).


  • Charles Dickens, a novelist, is born on Earth. He will write the novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” a much later edition of which will be presented to Admiral Kirk by Captain Spock as a birthday present in the 23rd Century. He will also write “A Christmas Carol” which, in 2367, will be acted out by Lieutenant Commander Data on the Enterprise-D‘s holodeck.
    [ST-02, ST-187]
  • June
    A large orbital space station is established to be used as a platform for the Remus effort.
  • 20 October
    The first unmanned Romulan probe lands on Remus.



  • Captain Janeway‘s hardcopy novel read in 2374 is set during this year during the British Regency. A comedy of manners period piece, it will be written a century later.
    [VOY #15]


  • 13 November
    The first manned mission lands on Remus, with only one astronaut aboard the vessel. S’Tanet, who has since become not only famous for her adventure intertwined with legend, reports that the surface has a breathable atmosphere and life. The native Reman population becomes the first culture to be absorbed into the Confederation.
    [FASA, ST-10]


  • 03 April
    A temporary research facility is established at Levitasz, the site of S’Tanet’s historic landing; it will be abandoned one year later.
  • John Keats writes “Ode to Psyche” on Earth. In 2368, Riker will receive a copy of this famous work from Troi.
  • Herman Melville is born. He will write “Moby Dick”—a novel in Khan Noonien Singh‘s future book collection, which will also be quoted by Khan shortly before his death in the 23rd Century. Dr. McCoy will mistake a quote from Masefield’s “Sea Fever” for Melville.
    [ST-02, ST-04, ST-05]


  • In 2371, Captain Picard will visualize a sextant from this era in the Nexus.
  • A large, manned station is constructed orbiting Remus. This base is continually enlarged over succeeding years, serving as the launch facility for further expeditions to Remus.


  • Seven manned and 36 unmanned landings are made on Remus over the next 8 years. None of the manned bases, used primarily as centers for mapping, testing, and research expeditions, lasts for more than one year.



  • The Nexus temporal energy ribbon again passes through our galaxy.



  • 18 February
    The first permanent colony, called Adrennan, is established on Remus. Thirty-seven settlers arrive aboard three shuttles from the orbiting station.
  • 10 August
    The Remus colony of Biscae is established near large mineral deposits.
  • 17 December
    The port of Rinum is established on Remus, destined to become the major planetside port, used to export resources both to the orbiting station and to Romulus.


  • 01 March
    Levitasz, the site of the first manned landing on Remus, is established as a permanent settlement.
  • Victor Hugo writes “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Jadzia Dax will confess to having tried getting through it, but not caring for Hugo’s style.
  • The next two decades see the first four colonies on Remus grow into city-states, recognized alongside those on Romulus. Population and trade grow geometrically, and the Remus government at Biscae is forced to allow other colonies to be established. The other eight city-states on Remus were established to provide homes for the rapid influx of settlers.
  • In the Gamma Quadrant, the planet Meridian dimensionally shifts back into normal space for a brief period of time.
  • 10 June
    Shanerea colony is established on Remus.



  • 27 October
    Hetharri and Yenallan settlements on Remus file papers establishing permanent colonies the same day, beginning the tradition of friendly rivalry between them.
  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).


  • 15 January
    The first expedition to the planet S’Latas departs from D’Raxna station in orbit about Remus. The expedition consists of 9 scientists, 2 astronaut/pilots, and 5 military/security specialists.
  • 21 February
    The S’Latas expedition arrives in orbit about the third planet and finds it lifeless and uninhabitable. One of the planet’s two moons, however, has a very thin atmosphere and mollusk-like primitive life. The moon is named S’Tanet.
  • 03 March
    A small shuttle with 2 military/security specialists, 1 pilot, and 2 scientists lands on S’Tanet, discovering it to be rich enough in resources to make domed facilities worthwhile.



  • March
    The Battle of the Alamo is fought in San Antonio, Texas on Earth. Chief O’Brien and Dr. Bashir will enjoy a holosuite simulation of this historic conflict in 2375. Obsessed with the battle, they will build a detailed model of the Alamo by late 2375.
    [DS9-557, DS9-561, DS9-575, DS9-576]


  • The British steamer Great Western crosses the Atlantic from Bristol to New York in fifteen days, the first fully steam-powered vessel to make the crossing. Another ship arriving the same day from London took nineteen days. The American newspapers print: ‘The commercial, moral, and political effects of this increased intercourse, to Europe and this country, must be immense.’ This same year, the Boers slaughter three thousand Zulus in Natal, and British forces invade Afghanistan. Micah Brack, aka Flint the Immortal, will explain these historical events to Zefram Cochrane in 2061.



  • January
    The moons of the planets D’Lanam and Ulunam are found to be relatively rich in mineral resources, starting immense mining efforts there by the Romulans.
  • On Earth, the Treaty of London unites Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia against Egypt. Micah Brack, aka Flint the Immortal, will explain this historical event to Zefram Cochrane in 2061.


  • 28 January
    The first manned starfaring expedition is launched to the nearest star, Perhonies, from Romulus.
  • 03 February
    Patarrasz settlement is established on Remus.
  • Edgar Allan Poe creates the character of C. Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective. According to Lieutenant Commander Data, it can be argued that all fictional detective characters can trace their lineage to Dupin, including the character of Dixon Hill.
    [TNG #035]


  • October
    The settlements of Destallasz and Valassa are established on Remus.


  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).


  • The Paieu settlement is opened on Remus.
  • 17 March
    A habitable planet is found in the Perhonies system. The planet is in an earlier stage of development than Romulus and has no intelligent life forms.
  • Crazy Horse, a Lakota Sioux Indian chief, is born. At least one starship will carry his name in the 24th Century.


  • The Nabatha colony is established on Remus.
  • Several expeditions are launched simultaneously from the Romulus system to neighboring star systems in a search for usable planets and valuable resources. All are launched coreward, in keeping with the “Road to the Stars” philosophy.
  • The novel “Moby Dick” is published. It will be a favorite of Khan Noonien Singh by the 1990s. A tourist in 1986 at the Maritime Cetacean Institute will ask if whales attack people as depicted in the novel. In 2063, Lily Sloane will compare Picard to Ahab in his obsession to extinguish the Borg. Picard will then quote from the novel. Christopher Pike will read the book in school (assigned alongside “Fear of Flying” and “The Shining”).
    [ST-02, ST-06, CT #6]


  • Alfred Tennyson, a Terran poet, writes the poem “The Charge Of The Light Brigade” relating to the Crimean War. In 2374, Chief O’Brien and Dr. Bashir will recite it.


  • The oldest city on Devernia is constructed.
    [CT #6]
  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).




  • 12 February
    Biscae is made the capital city-state of Remus. Its mineral deposits have made it the fastest-growing colony on Remus for forty years or more, as well as the planet’s commercial center.
  • On planet UFC 892-IV (Magna Roma) the Rome-like civilization experiences its last war.
  • A Chronicle is started by a village on Boral II, logging the evolution of their society.
  • James Matthew Barrie, the Scottish author of ‘Peter Pan,’ is born on Earth. Captain Kirk will give Peter Pan’s directions to Never-Never Land in 2291 for one of the Enterprise-A‘s final headings.
  • On Vulcan, Grand Master Siryk develops the Siryk Variations approach to 3-D chess.
  • Aaron Stemple purchases another town lot in Seattle, Washington on Earth.
    [TOS #023]



  • Victor Hugo writes his most popular novel “Les Miserables.” By 2373 it will be one of Michael Eddington‘s favorites.


  • The Nexus temporal energy ribbon again passes through our galaxy.


  • Colonel Thadeus “Old Iron Boots” Riker, in command of the 102nd New York during General Sherman’s March on Atlanta poses for a photo with the philosopher Q, Quinn. Quinn carried Riker back from the front line, saving his life.
  • 30 July
    One of Geordi La Forge‘s ancestors, in the 28th United States Colored Troops out of Indiana, carries the regimental flag and loses his arm at the Battle of the Crater.
    [TNG #057]


  • President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Booth will be treated by Dr. Mudd, of whom Harry Mudd will later claim to be a descendant (“The Mudd family has been the target of slander for nearly four hundred years”). Lincoln’s death while in office is stored in the Enterprise‘s library computer in 2248, and the Talosians will take notice of it.
    [TOS #081, TOS-00, TOS-15, TOS-16]
  • The Zeator encounter the Slaughtered Worlds and their ships begin to vanish. They temporarily retreat from space long enough to build up their weapons technology and establish a defense around their homeworld.
    [TOS #032]


  • Aaron Stemple purchases another town lot in Seattle, Washington on Earth.
    [TOS #023]
  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).


  • The Klingon Empire (based in 2264) attempts to alter Earth‘s history by assassinating Aaron Stemple, a minor government official. The attempt fails due to Commander Spock‘s intervention.
    [TOS #023]
  • Hundreds of criminals from the Ux-Mal system are separated from their physical bodies and sent into exile on the moon of Mab-Bu VI.
  • The inhabitants of the planet Alaj develop spaceflight.
    [TNG #014]
  • On Tellar (61 Cygni V) Ranx designs his own rocketship. He dies when landing on a neighboring planet.
  • The moons of Peliar Zel are colonized.
  • 07 November
    The French physicist Marie Curie is born on Earth. She is one of the historical figures which the Voyager‘s holographic doctor will re-create on the holodeck in 2373.


  • Kruger’s future house in the Old Quarter on Kronos is built.


  • Aaron Stemple becomes a member of the first school board of the town Seattle, Washington on Earth, and is elected mayor.
    [TOS #023]
  • Hatheby’s of Earth and Cis-Lunar is formed during this era on Earth.
    [TNG #033]
  • 02 October
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a nationalist leader, is born in India on Earth. He is just one of many famous historical figures which Voyager‘s holographic doctor will re-create on the starship’s holodeck in 2373.


  • Jules Verne writes “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.” In 2374, Lieutenant Paris will appropriately compare Captain Annorax to Captain Nemo of this novel, a book Paris had read countless times in his youth. He will have been greatly influenced by the book, and nearly goes into a Terran naval service rather than follow his family into Starfleet.
    [VOY-177, VOY-203]


  • The Alpha Centaurians develop an anti-viral agent and vaccine ending the Plague Years.
  • The planet Krantin begins to emerge from a long agricultural stage. Another Krantin, located in an alternate reality, develops matter transmission and unknowingly disposes of its garbage by transposing it to its counterpart world. The Plague, an energy field effect, begins to pollute Krantin’s atmosphere in this continuum.
    [TNG #036]


  • The Bajoran wormhole again undergoes subspace inversion.
  • Aaron Stemple runs for territorial representative—a post which he will succeed in attaining.
    [TOS #023]


  • (Karsid Imperial Year 1056.3)
    The Karsid Empire attempts to infiltrate Earth. Increased resistance delays, and later cancels, Karsid takeover. Revolts in the Orion systems complicate matters.
    [TOS #023]
  • On Earth, Colt Firearms invents the .45 caliber double-action cavalry pistol.
  • On Urrytha in the Delta Quadrant, the last one to pass into the “Long Sleep” during this period does so quicker than any successor.
    [VOY #12]
  • 04 October
    On the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Order of Little Mothers is founded in Spain on Earth. Originally given the name Mothers of the Hopeless, the organization will survive through the 24th Century.
    [TNG #027]
  • On war-torn Zondar, the great prophet Ontear predicts the coming of a savior who will bring peace between the Unglza and Eenza. (“Look to the stars for from there will come the Messiah! The bird of flame will signal His coming! He will bear a scar, and He will be a great leader! And He will unite our planet!”) Ontear’s acolyte Suti and his descendants will see to its fulfillment. Ontear is no fraud, for he is using technology from the Prometheans to project himself into the future.
    [NF #05, NF #06]


  • The planet Myrmidon is declared the Bolians‘ spiritual home after the ancient artifact, the Crown of the First Mother, is discovered there. The Crown bears a striking resemblance to the royal jewelry depicted in the Orezes Codices, the Bolians’ most sacred text. After numerous archeological expeditions, the Bolians find that they have much in common with a long-dead race who used to inhabit the planet, the Bolastre, and there are intriguing indications of a common ancestor.
  • By this time, the Romulan Confederation has established colonies on 27 planets coreward.
  • This is also approximately the time when the Romulans encounter the planet Andor. By luck, the Romulans‘ defensive shields collapse and they are picked off by the primitive Andorian weapons. The only survivor is the Romulan Emperor Vitellius. The Devil’s Heart falls into the hands of Telev, an Andorian healer, who uses its power to cure the victims of the Scourge. The stone will become known as Telev’s Bane up until the first Andorian/Ferengi contact. The Ferengi will threaten the Andorian people with whole-sale slaughter if not provided with trade merchandise. The Devil’s Heart is among the items of tribute which will be traded with the technologically primitive world Kronos.



  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).




  • 26 October
    In Tombstone, Arizona on Earth at 5 P.M. the gunfight at the O.K. Corral between the Clantons and Earps takes place. Nearly four centuries later in 2268 this famous gunfight will serve as a template for the execution of an Enterprise landing party making first contact with the Melkots.
  • Note that this is also the era during which Alexander Rozhenko‘s and Reginald Barclay‘s holodeck program of stardate 46271 is set, though the locale is Deadwood, South Dakota.


  • The Orient Express, Europe’s first transcontinental express begins transit from Paris, France to Constantinople, Turkey. In 2370, Dr. Beverly Crusher will re-create the Orient Express on an Enterprise-D holodeck.



  • Harry S. Truman, U.S. president, is born on Earth. In 1947 he will be informed of Quark‘s arrival in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • According to Dr. McCoy, Admiral Kirk‘s eyeglasses date from this era. By 2285, few of them have the lenses intact.


  • The Redjac entity kills six women in London, England on old Earth.
  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).



  • December
    The Lakota Indians massacre some 200 unarmed men, women, and children. The event inspires the Ghost Dance.
    [VOY #20]




  • June
    A riot erupts at the Paris Opera house. In 2367, it will be re-created in an Enterprise-D holodeck for the enjoyment of the crew.




  • On Omega IV it is the Year of the Red Bird (plus or minus 5 years).