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ROBOTECH TIMELINE
FOR THE ANIMATION, NOVELS, AND COMICS
REFERENCE GUIDE VERSION

ORIGINAL TEXT BY JACK McKINNEY AND BILL SPANGLER
ADDITIONAL TEXT BY MECHA 8

Some entries are followed with letter/number designations: A1, A2, etc. Clicking on a designation will take you to corresponding information from the Robotech Timeline Notes page.

 
 A numeral from the Tirolian calendar approximately equals a quarter of an Earth-standard year. (RT)
A1

 
   1171 Aeon Lanack
   Zor is born on Tirol. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)
A2

   1256-1490 A.L.
   Quadrant exploration by the Tiresian technovoyager ship Azstraph—the “Venture.” (Novel 18 pg. 85-87; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   1520 A.L.
   The Azstraph enters the Tzuptum system and inserts itself into orbit around Optera. Zor encounters the Flower of Life, makes contact with the Invid, and seduces the secrets of the Flower from the Queen-Mother, the Regis. (Novel 18 pg. 114-116, 136-139, 148-150; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   1697 A.L.
   The Azstraph returns to Tirol. Zor begins to experiment with the Flower specimens he has brought with him from Optera. (Novel 18 pg. 163-164; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   1755-1836 A.L.
   Zor conjures Protoculture from the Flower and eventually falls victim to the Compulsion placed upon him by the Tiresian Council of Elders. Origin of the cult of the Three-In-One and ascendancy of the Robotech Masters. Fall of the Royal Hall, as the period known as the Great Transition commences. (Novel 18 pg. 164; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   1920 A.L., also -16 Aeon “Robotech”
   Development of the spacefold drive. Creation of Tirol’s clone population and neural reprogramming of the Zentraedi miner giants. (Novel 18 pg. 164; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   88 A.R.
   The razing of Optera by the Zentraedi. (Sentinels Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 139; Novel 18 pg. 164; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   157-500 A.R.
   Consolidation of the empire of the Robotech Masters. The Invid, after a burst of monocellular reproduction, declare war on the Robotech Masters. (Novel 18 pg. 164; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   566 A.R.
   Zor’s voyages deliver him to Haydon IV, where he has a profound encounter with the planetoid’s artificial sentience, the Awareness. (Novel 18 pg. 204-206, 211-214; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Zor designs and builds the starship that will come to be called SDF-1, and—backed by a group of loyal Zentraedi—begins his quiet rebellion against the Robotech Masters. (Novel 18 pg. 214; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Zentraedi Commander-in-Chief Dolza forms an uneasy alliance with Zor, who has by now become hopelessly addicted to the dried leaves of the Flower. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   580-632 A.R., also 1976-1989 (Earth actual)
   Zor’s clandestine seeding attempts take him to Peryton, Karbarra, Praxis, and Garuda. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 120; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) B1

   1990 (Earth actual)
   The Global Civil War starts on Earth. (Macross Episode 1 “Boobytrap”; Graphic Novel; Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 12-13; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) A3

   640 A.R., also 1991 (Earth actual)
   Zor seeds Spheris. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT)
B2

   1995 (Earth actual)
   On Earth, the World Unification Alliance is formed. (Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 12; RT)
A4

   1998 (Earth actual)
   Roy Fokker and Claudia Grant become intimate. (Macross Episode 33 “A Rainy Night”; Return to Macross #29; Spangler)
A5

   671 A.R., also December 1999 (Earth actual)
   Zor steals the single extant Protoculture matrix from Tiresia and conceals it within the engines of the SDF-1. (Graphic Novel; Novel 1; Novel 18; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT)
B3

   Zor is killed by Invid soldiers during a Flower of Life seeding attempt. The Zentraedi Breetai is wounded in the same raid. The fortress, with its skeleton crew of loyal Zentraedi, folds from Tirol’s corner of the galaxy. (Graphic Novel; Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 5-11; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Return to Macross #1; RT) B4

   An alien spaceship crash-lands on Earth, causing widespread destruction and casualties in its path. The ship impacts on Macross, an island in the South Pacific. It is originally called The Visitor. (Macross Episode 1 “Boobytrap”; Graphic Novel; Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 12-14; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) B5

   Lieutenant Roy Fokker, an Internationalist, meets face-to-face with General T.R. Edwards, his air combat rival in the Global Civil War. Edwards had been in the hire of the Northeast Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere (NACPS), among other groups. (Graphic Novel; Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 14-15; RT) B6

   Commander-in-Chief Dolza orders Commander Reno to return Zor’s body to the Robotech Masters on Tirol. (Graphic Novel pg. 25-26; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) B7

   Fokker, Edwards, Captain Henry Gloval, and Dr. Emil Lang are part of the initial recon team investigating the ship. Lang receives a Protoculture mind boost from attempting to operate a console in the nerve center. (Graphic Novel; Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 16-17, 24-25; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) B8

   Arrival of the ship alters the course of human history. Rebuilding and researching the vessel due to threat of alien invasion becomes top priority for the disparate groups as a whole but is spearheaded by the World Unification Alliance. The Visitor is dubbed Super Dimensional Fortress 1—SDF-1. (Macross Episode 1 “Boobytrap”; Graphic Novel; Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 219-220; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) B9

   2002 (Earth actual)
   Destruction of Mars Base Sara. Lisa Hayes’s fiancé, Karl Riber, is killed in an attack by NACPS, duped into believing the base is a military installation. (Macross Episode 7 “Bye-bye Mars”; Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 219-220; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Lisa turns 17. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Formation of the United Earth Government. (Macross Episode 1 “Boobytrap”; Graphic Novel; Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 31, 38; Novel 19 pg. 45-46; McKinney; RT) A6

   May 2002
   Construction of the Grand Cannon at Alaska Base begins. (The RDF Field Manual; Return to Macross #10 pg. 22-23; Spangler)
A7

   2002
   Development of the reconfigurable Veritech Fighter. Research on the alien ship has brought forth mecha, a category of war machine that includes the Veritech. Gross movements have manual controls, but mecha also requires the thoughts of the pilot in order to perform advanced movements and sequences. (Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 49-50, 80-81; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT)
A8

   The Masters have their way with Zor, cloning tissue for their own purposes and extracting from the scientist’s residual cellular memories a vision of Earth—destination of the fortress and Protoculture matrix he has spirited from their grasp. On Tirol, Cabell “creates” Rem by cloning tissue from Zor as well. (Graphic Novel; Sentinels Novel 4 pg. 272; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   July 2002
   Instatement of the Robotech Defense Force. (McKinney; RT)
B10

   September 2002
   Located on Macross Island, the RDF Academy begins classes and training. (Academy Blues #0 pg. 6; McKinney; RT)
B11

   2004
   Formation of the United Earth Defense Council under the leadership of Senator Russo, Admiral Nicholas Hayes, T.R. Edwards, among others. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT)
A9

   November 2004
   Roy returns to Macross Island and begins test-piloting the Veritech Fighter. (Macross Episode 33 A Rainy Night; Return to Macross #1-4)

   2005
   A raid on the Grand Cannon by the Lemurians terrorist group is thwarted by Edwards and Roy. (Return to Macross #11-12)

   April 2005
   Lisa Hayes and Rolf Emerson start attending the RDF Academy. (Return to Macross #20; Academy Blues #0)

   Secretly led by Anatole Leonard, an anti-Robotech faction kidnaps Nina Lang in an attempt to force her brother, Dr. Emil Lang, to help destroy the SDF-1. Roy rescues Nina. (Return to Macross #24-25)

   2008
   Lisa Hayes is assigned to the SDF-1 project on Macross Island, under the command of Captain Henry Gloval. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT)
A10

   December 2009
   On the SDF-1’s launch day, the Zentraedi (after a ten-year search for Zor’s fortress and the missing Protoculture matrix) appear and lay siege to Macross Island. The fortress makes an accidental hyperspace jump to Pluto, carrying the island and its population of 75,000 with it. Fifteen-year-old Lynn-Minmei and 19-year-old Rick Hunter are caught up in the spacefold. Lisa Hayes is 24. (Macross Episode 1 “Boobytrap”; Macross Episode 2 “Countdown”; Macross Episode 3 “Space Fold”; The Macross Saga #1-3; Novel 1; Novel 2 pg. 184 (three-in-one edition); Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT)
A11

   Dr. Lang reports that the SDF-1’s spacefold system is missing. The SDF-1 starts battling its way back to Earth with Macross City rebuilt inside its massive holds. (Macross Episode 3 “Space Fold”; Macross Episode 4 “The Long Wait”; Macross Episode 5 “Transformation”; The Macross Saga #3-5; Novel 1; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   2010
   Rick Hunter joins the RDF. (Macross Episode 5 “Transformation”; Macross Episode 6 “Blitzkrieg”; The Macross Saga #5-6; Novels 1-2; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The Battle at Saturn’s Rings. The Daedalus Maneuver is used for the first time. (Macross Episode 6 “Blitzkrieg”; The Macross Saga #6; Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 184-185, 201-208; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Breetai calls up the Botoru Battallion, led by the notorious Khyron the Backstabber. (Macross Episode 7 “Bye-Bye Mars”; The Macross Saga #7; Novel 2; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The Battle at Mars Base Sara. (Macross Episode 7 “Bye-Bye Mars”; The Macross Saga #7; Novel 2; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Rick earns the rank of lieutenant, with Ben Dixon and Max Sterling assigned to his VT squadron. (Macross Episode 8 “Sweet Sixteen”; The Macross Saga #8; Novel 2; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) A12

   2011
   Lynn-Minmei is voted “Miss Macross.” (Macross Episode 9 “Miss Macross”; The Macross Saga #9; Novel 2; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Rick, Lisa, and Ben are captured by Breetai and interrogated by Zentraedi Commander-in-Chief Dolza. The prisoners learn of the term “Protoculture” for the first time. (Macross Episode 10 “Blind Game”; Macross Episode 11 “First Contact”; The Macross Saga #10-11; Novel 2; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Rick and the others escape with Max’s help. Three “micronized” Zentraedi spies—Rico, Konda, and Bron—are successfully inserted into the SDF-1. (Macross Episode 12 “The Big Escape”; The Macross Saga #12; Novel 2; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The SDF-1 lands on Earth. (Macross Episode 13 “Blue Wind”; The Macross Saga #13; Novel 3; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   2012
   Lynn-Minmei is reunited with her cousin Lynn-Kyle. Captain Gloval and Lisa attend a meeting with UEDC members, who order them not to release the SDF-1’s civilians but prepare the ship for departure from Earth instead. (Macross Episode 15 “Homecoming”; The Macross Saga #15; Novel 3; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Rick is seriously wounded during a Zentraedi attack on the fortress. (Macross Episode 16 “Battle Cry”; The Macross Saga #16; Novel 3; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Max battles Quadrono ace Miriya Parino. Roy Fokker dies. (Macross Episode 18 “Farewell, Big Brother”; The Macross Saga #18; Novel 3; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   In violation of UEDC orders, the SDF-1 travels in Earth’s skies. The North American Ontario Quadrant gives the SDF-1 permission to disembark its civilian population. (Macross Episode 19 “Bursting Point”; The Macross Saga #19; Novel 4 [three-in-one edition] pg. 4, 15)

   Fellow Quadrono pilot Seloy Deparra helps Miriya Parino secretly board the SDF-1 in the guise of a “micronian.” (Macross Episode 19 “Bursting Point”; The Macross Saga #19; The Malcontent Uprisings #8 pg. 9-10; Novel 4 [three-in-one edition] pg. 24-25)

   The omnidirectional barrier cast by the SDF-1 chain-reacts due to energy fired from Khyron’s forces and results in thousands killed within a 25-mile radius on the ground. Ben Dixon is killed. The North American Ontario Quadrant revokes the offer to accept the SDF-1’s civilians. (Macross Episode 19 “Bursting Point”; The Macross Saga #19; Novel 4 [three-in-one edition] pg. 28-30)

   The SDF-1 leaves Earth. (Macross Episode 20 “Paradise Lost”; The Macross Saga #20; Novel 4)

   The Minmei Cult has its beginnings aboard the flagship of the Zentraedi fleet. (Macross Episode 21 “A New Dawn”; The Macross Saga #21; Novel 4; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Little White Dragon is aired. (Macross Episode 21 “A New Dawn”; The Macross Saga #21; Novel 4; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Gloval grants asylum to the three Zentraedi spies, among other Zentraedi. (Macross Episode 23 “Reckless”; The Macross Saga #23; Novel 4; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Max Sterling weds former Quadrono ace Miriya Parino. (Macross Episode 25 “Wedding Bells”; The Macross Saga #25; Novel 5; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Exedore arrives aboard the SDF-1 for peace talks. (Macross Episode 26 “The Messenger”; The Macross Saga #26; Novel 5; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The Zentraedi armada, consisting of nearly five million warships, appears in Earthspace and lays waste to much of the planet. The global conflagration will be known as Dolza’s Rain of Death. Breetai’s forces are allied with the SDF-1. At Alaska Base, the Grand Cannon is destroyed and Admiral Nicholas Hayes is killed. T.R. Edwards, also at the base, survives. Dolza’s armada is destroyed and the SDF-1 returns to Earth. (Macross Episode 27 “Force of Arms”; The Macross Saga #27; Novel 5; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   A period of reconstruction starts, with humans and Zentraedi working side by side. Construction of New Macross begins. (Macross Episode 28 “Reconstruction Blues”; The Macross Saga #28; Novel 5; Novel 6 [three-in-one edition] pg. 334-335; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Construction of SDF-2 begins. (Novel 6 [three-in-one edition] pg. 334-335; RT) A13-a

   2013
   Dana Sterling is born. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The birth of Bowie Grant (son of Claudia Grant’s brother, Vince). (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) A14

   The factory satellite is captured from Zentraedi Commander Reno and folded to Earthspace. (Macross Episode 30 “Viva Miriya”; The Macross Saga #30; Novel 6; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   With lost confidence in their race of warrior clones, the Robotech Masters begin a mass pilgrimage through interstellar space to Earth to recapture Zor’s Protoculture matrix. (Macross Episode 31 “Khyron’s Revenge”; The Macross Saga #31; Novel 6 pg. 368, 390-392; Novel 18 Chronological Summary”; Novel 20 pg. 14-17) A13-b

   2014
   Khyron makes a surprise appearance and takes Minmei and Lynn-Kyle hostage. (Macross Episode 31 “Khyron’s Revenge”; The Macross Saga #31; Novel 6; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   December 2014
   The destruction of New Macross, the SDFs 1 and 2, along with Khyron’s forces. Admiral Henry Gloval, Claudia Grant, Sammie Porter, Vanessa Leeds, and Kim Young are among the many casualties. (Macross Episode 36 “To the Stars”; The Macross Saga #36; Novel 6; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 19 pg. 5)

   2015
   Rise of Monument City. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   March 2015
   Memorial service for New Macross City and the crews of the SDFs 1 and 2. Dr. Emil Lang and Admiral Lisa Hayes are among the speakers. (Novel 19 pg. 1-8; RT)
A15

   April 2015
   Demolition of Macross starts. (Novel 19 pg. 35; RT)
A16

   Rick Hunter is promoted to Vice Admiral. The Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF) is formed for the express purpose of journeying to Tirol to sue for peace with the Robotech Masters. (The Sentinels video; Novel 19 pg. 22-24, 37-38; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) A17

   May 2015
   Food shortages in the Southlands lead to confrontations between humans and micronized Zentraedi at food distribution points. The remaining full-size Zentraedi have been transported to the factory satellite or are living in the North. (The Malcontent Uprisings #1; The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 27-28)

   The remains of the three ships and Macross are buried under tons of earthen debris dredged up from Lake Gloval. Additional tons of specially treated sand, gravel, and pellets fill in the irradiated area. Three manmade buttes mark the resting places of Khyron’s cruiser and the SDFs 1 and 2. (Robotech Masters Episode 1 “Dana’s Story”; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 19 pg. 36)

   June 2015
   Aboard the factory satellite, work commences on the SDF-3. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 19 pg. 37, 40-44)

   July 2015
   Anatole Leonard, governor of Brasilia, orders troops into the Zentraedi district of the city after a food riot. Approximately 1,100 Zentraedi, 44 sympathizers, and 86 bystanders are killed. The Brasilia Massacre, as it comes to be known, is considered to be the formal beginning of the Malcontent Uprisings (although the term “Malcontents” appears in news reports as early as 2013). (The Malcontent Uprisings #1; The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 50-61)

   Leonard claims the mecha pilots in Brasilia were provoked, but Max and Miriya Sterling, who were in the city at the time, take the truth to the news media. This action casts a shadow on their loyalty which lasts throughout the conflict. (The Malcontent Uprisings #1; The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 50-61)

   August 2015
   Instatement of the second United Earth Government. The responsibility of the Malcontent situation shifts from the RDF to the UEG. (Novel 19 pg. 57-61, 66-67)

   August-October 2015
   Zentraedi Malcontents leave the Southland cities by the hundreds, establishing independent guerilla bands. The bands tend to be segregated according to sex, as that is the structure the Zentraedi are most familiar. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 71-74)

   November 2015
   An attempt at murdering Anatole Leonard is botched when one of the bombs carried by three male Zentraedi detonates prematurely. (Novel 19 pg. 79-81, 83-84)

   The Malcontent group Khyron’s Fist attacks and takes over the decommissioned Southern Grand Cannon in the Venezuela sector. (The RDF Field Manual; The Malcontent Uprisings #2; Novel 19 pg. 81-83) A18

   Anatole Leonard announces the formation of the Army of the Southern Cross, a mobile force dedicated to stopping the Zentraedi raids. Leonard declares himself field marshal. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 83-84)

   Max Sterling leads Skull Squadron in a successful raid to take back the Southern Grand Cannon. (The RDF Field Manual; The Malcontent Uprisings #2; Novel 19 pg. 110-114)

   The UEG reestablishes control over the armed forces in the Zentraedi-controlled Arkansas Protectorate, in order to control the influx of refugees and attempts to send supplies to the Malcontents. Technically, the Zentraedi still control the Protectorate, but they rule in name only. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 122-123)

   February 2016
   Lea Carson is appointed governor of Cavern City. One of her first actions is to order a comprehensive study of the city’s defenses. Jonathan Wolff, an RDF captain, is assigned to make the study. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 123-129)

   The Cairo Summit. Representatives from a dozen Malcontent groups meet in the ruins of Cairo in an attempt to unify the scattered bands. A Southern Cross attack disperses the leaders before any decision is reached. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 129-132)

   April 2016
   Wolff forms the Wolff Pack, an elite hovertank squadron, to protect Cavern City. Although Wolff quickly develops a reputation as a maverick, the Wolff Pack is officially part of the RDF. (The Malcontent Uprisings #7 “Closeup: Mexico City”; The Malcontent Uprisings #8 “Closeup: Jonathan Wolff”; The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 150-155; Novel 19 pg. 178-182)

   May 1, 2016
   Launch of the telecom satellite that will become the Lorelei Network, broadcasting songs and propaganda talks by Lynn-Minmei. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 165)
B12

   May 17, 2016
   Launch of the unmanned Hades Mission. Its objective is the retrieval of SDF-1 computer components left in Plutospace after the hyperspace misfold. (Novel 19 pg. 165)

   June 2016
   The Malcontents, with their Zentraedi resistance to radiation, start to search the ruined cities in Western America and Northern Africa for electronic components and metal. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”)

   The first Stinger suits—jury-rigged suits of powered armor—start appearing. In the first assault utilizing the mecha, a single Stinger annihilates 190 vehicles of a 206-vehicle convoy traveling from Cuiaba to Brasilia and instantly destroys a pair of escorting Veritechs. (The Malcontent Uprisings #1; The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 170-172, 182-183, 185-186)

   July 21, 2016
   1,396 Zentraedi from Denver, Monument, Detroit, Portland, and other Northland cities are arrested without provocation by the UEG and interned at the Arkansas Protectorate. Forced micronization takes place, although the UEG denies allegations. (The Malcontent Uprisings #4; The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 192-198)

   July 2016
   Rick proposes to Lisa and she accepts. (Novel 19 pg. 205, 208-210; RT)
A19

   August 2016
   Lazlo Zand undergoes a Protoculture mind boost. (Novel 19 pg. 212-215)

   September 2016
   The 23rd Squadron, an RDF unit consisting of Zentraedi trained by Max Sterling, is formed. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 201-202)

   October 2016
   A Malcontent band called the Steel Wind raids the Arkansas Protectorate in an attempt to liberate the detainees. The raid fails due to the intervention of the 23rd Squadron. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 216-225)

   November 10, 2016
   Due to the pressure of public opinion against the Arkansas Protectorate, the detainees are released. Some join the Malcontents. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 224-225)
B13

   The RDF announces to the press that many of the Malcontent Stingers are coming from a single source, a band dubbed the Scavengers. The leader of the Scavengers is not known. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 224-226) B14

   The Paranka, a Malcontent band also known as the Burrowers, launch a Stinger attack on Zagerstown, approximately 100 miles northeast of Buenos Aires. The death toll is 271. (Novel 19 pg. 226-231)

   December 2016
   The Army of the Southern Cross (ASC) captures 22 Stingers in what was apparently a Scavenger fabrication plant in Amazonia. The Zentraedi still at the scene have committed suicide, however, and the Scavenger leadership has escaped. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 231-234)
B15

   March 15, 2017
   A 1-megaton atomic bomb, assembled by Malcontent band Iron Ravens, destroys the city of Oasis in Africa. Approximately 53,000 people are killed. Jinas Treng, the leader of the Ravens, is captured less than a week later. (The Malcontent Uprisings #1; The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 246-247)
B16

   March 2017
   Lang introduces Minmei and her agent, Sam O’Toole, to Janice Em, a singing talent who is actually an android created by Lang. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 19 pg. 254-256)

   Malcontent sympathizers aboard the Robotech factory satellite attempt to take control of the SDF-3. The hijackers are repelled with minimal damage to the fortress. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 205-207, 251, 265-268; RT) A20

   October 2017
   Theofre Elmekk, the Zentraedi who led the would-be hijackers of the SDF-3, is placed on trial in a highly publicized event. The media coverage is discontinued after a few days, though, due to rioting. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”)

   2017
   Conquest of Spheris—last of the “Local Group” worlds to fall, with the exception of Tirol, to the Invid. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT)
A21

   March 2018
   Southern Cross forces strike at supposed Malcontent bases inside the border of the New Marxist Socialist Republic (NMSR) in Eastern Europe. Although there are skirmishes between Southern Cross and NMSR troops, intense diplomatic negotiations keep NMSR from formally siding with the Malcontents. (Rumors persist throughout the Uprisings that NMSR is covertly supplying Malcontent raiders.) (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 274)

   June 2018
   Operation Goliath: military incursion into the Zentraedi Control Zone in South America. The purpose is to find a Protoculture chamber supposedly controlled by the Malcontents. Rivalry between the RDF and the ASC is fierce as each suffers heavy losses. Whether the chamber actually existed is never established. The human troops withdraw after a few weeks, their ranks decimated by Malcontent attacks. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 275)

   July 2018
   The last of the Paranka are captured by Leonard’s troops. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12 “Closeup: A History of the Malcontent Uprisings”; Novel 19 pg. 274)

   Various Southland city-states ratify unification and secede from the UEG. Wyatt “Patty” Moran is instated as president of the Southlands. (Novel 19 pg. 275; RT) A22

   August 2018
   The Wolff Pack and Max Sterling invade a Shroud and Fist camp to retrieve a skyjacked cargo plane. One of the Wolff Pack tanks is exposed to a particle cloud carrying a Scavenger-employed virus. They unknowingly bring the deadly virus to Cavern City. (The Malcontent Uprisings #2-3, 5; Novel 19 pg. 296-301)

   Miriya meets with Seloy Deparra, leader of the Scavengers, at a Scavenger base in the eastern foothills of the Andes, which is a site of a meeting between representatives of all the Malcontent bands. A former comrade-in-arms, Miriya is asked to look after Seloy’s child, Hirano. (The Malcontent Uprisings #8; Novel 19 pg. 312-317, 350)

   Hirano and Seloy are killed. (The Malcontent Uprisings #9; Novel 19 pg. 324-327)

   Leonard takes control of Cavern City during its plague. (The Malcontent Uprisings #6; Novel 19 pg. 327-333)

   Senator Milburn is exposed as the mastermind behind using the Lorelei Network to trace incoming calls by Zentraedi. (Novel 19 pg. 333)

   Miriya escapes to an RDF base in Mexico and informs the RDF of the Scavengers’ plan to spread the “Madness” plague around the world. (The Malcontent Uprisings #10; Novel 19 pg. 337-340, 346-349)

   Leonard’s use of lethal force to control the situation in Cavern City results in shots fired between the Wolff Pack and the ASC. (Novel 19 pg. 335-337, 346)

   The RDF attacks the Scavenger base and the laboratory for the virus; ASC strikes the base as well. The Malcontents are dealt a death blow. (The Malcontent Uprisings #11-12; Novel 19 pg. 352-361)

   November 2018
   Jinas Treng and default Scavenger leader Marla Stenik are executed by Breetai and Miriya in a Zentraedi trial-by-combat called Kara-Thun. The UEG recognizes the ASC as a full partner with the RDF in the newly forming Earth Defense Force. (The Malcontent Uprisings #12; Novel 19 pg. 361-363)

   January 2019
   The Accord of 2019. Leonard gains the rank Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Armed Forces and secondary headquarters in Monument. The RDF receives private headquarters in Monument as well. (Novel 19 pg. 363; Novel 20 pg. 13)

   2020
   Rick is 29; Lisa, 34; Dana and Bowie, 7; Scott Bernard, Lang’s godson from the recently completed Mars Base, is 11. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   June 2020
   Rick Hunter and Lisa Hayes wed aboard the factory satellite. Dana and Bowie are given over to the care of Rolf and Laura Emerson. (The Sentinels video; Sentinels Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 47-51, 54-55; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Wedding Special #1-2; The Sentinels Book I #7-8; Novel 19 pg. 368-369)

   The SDF-3 is launched. Minmei and Janice Em are caught up in the spacefold. (Sentinels Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 60-61; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book I #8; Novel 19 pg. 368-369)

   2022
   The RDF is granted private headquarters on Fokker Aerospace Base by the Accord of 2022. Leonard becomes permanently based in Monument. (Novel 20 pg. 4, 13)

   2025
   UEG Chairman Wyatt Moran and Southern Crossers consolidate their power. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 20 pg. 12, 32-33; RT)
A23

   Amy Pollard inexplicably loses control of her Alpha Fighter and is killed. Lieutenant Terry Weston experiences the same phenomenon but lives. (Cyberpirates #1; Novel 20 pg. 209-210; RT) B17

   The Invid Regent takes Tirol. (The Sentinels video; Sentinels Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 13-18, 21-22, 24-25, 27-29, 38-42; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book I #1-4)

   Sickened by the Regent’s bloodlust, the Regis leaves Optera for Praxis to carry on her Genesis Pit experiments. (Sentinels Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 51-52, 121-123; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book I #8)

   The Robotech Expeditionary Force arrives in Fantomaspace and engages the Invid; the fortress’s spacefold generators are damaged. (The REF is unaware that the fold has taken five Earth-standard years and believes the date to be 2020.) Tiresians Cabell and Rem inform the REF Plenipotentiary Council that the Robotech Masters are on their way to Earth. T.R. Edwards and his Ghost Squadron capture the living computer the Regent has left behind in Tiresia’s Royal Hall. (Sentinels Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 62-74, 77-120, 123-137; Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 108; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book I #8-16)

   The Zentraedi contingent of the REF agrees to be returned to full size so that they can mine Fantoma for monopole ore to fuel the SDF-3 and a new fleet of warships. (Sentinels Novel 1 [three-in-one edition] pg. 142-143; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The Sentinels—composed of Praxians, Garudans, Karbarrans, Haydonites, Spherisians, and Perytonians—are formed to liberate planets recently conquered and occupied by the Invid horde. (Sentinels Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 164-165, 173-174; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book II #3 pg. 6; The Sentinels Book II #4 pg. 12; RT) A24

   Weston, aided by Dana Sterling, finds proof that the Giles Academy is a front for using cybertechnology to rob control of Alphas from their pilots. Academy founder Henry Giles, who has unsubstantiated links to Leonard, is soon found dead. (Cyberpirates #3-4; Novel 20 pg. 212-213; RT) B18

   The enigmatic Haydon becomes a source of interest to Lang and others. (Sentinels Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 183; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book II #5)

   The Hunters, Grants, Sterlings, and other REFers leave Fantomaspace aboard the Sentinels’ ship, the Farrago. (Sentinels Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 202-205; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book II #7)

   2026
   T.R. Edwards begins his attempts to possess Lynn-Minmei. (Sentinels Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 266-267; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Karbarra is liberated. Tesla and Burak form a curious partnership. (Sentinels Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 279-288; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book II #17-19)

   Edwards starts secret talks with the Invid Regent. (Sentinels Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 296-298; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book II #19)

   The Farrago is destroyed, and the Ground Military Unit is stranded on Praxis shortly after the Regis’s leave-taking for Haydon IV. (Sentinels Novel 2 [three-in-one edition] pg. 313-319; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book II #21)

   Death of Baldan I. (Sentinels Novel 3 [three-in-one edition] pg. 360-361; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #5)

   Colonel Jonathan Wolff, Janice Em, Tesla, and Burak return to Tirol. Edwards holds sway over the REF Plenipotentiary Council. Tesla murders a simulagent sent to Tirol by the Regent. Wolff steals the newly constructed SDF-7 and becomes wanted for murder and piracy. (Sentinels Novel 3 [three-in-one edition] pg. 362-364, 368-372, 381-383; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #6-8)

   Praxis explodes due to the Genesis Pit experiments. Wolff rescues the Sentinels. (Sentinels Novel 3 [three-in-one edition] pg. 388-391; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #9)

   Control of the Fantoma mining operations passes to Edwards. (Sentinels Novel 3 [three-in-one edition] pg. 398; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #10)

   Baldan II is “shaped” by Teal. (Sentinels Novel 3 [three-in-one edition] pg. 401-402; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #10)

   Rick, Lisa, Karen Penn, Rem, and Miriya suffer the nearly fatal effects of Garuda’s atmosphere. (Sentinels Novel 3 [three-in-one edition] pg. 414-417, 434; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #12, 15)

   Garuda is liberated. (Sentinels Novel 3 [three-in-one edition] pg. 426-434, 437-444; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #14-17)

   The Zentraedi leave Tirolspace with the monopole ore needed for the fleet’s warships. (Sentinels Novel 3 [three-in-one edition] pg. 452-454, 460-461; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #19)

   2027
   The Sentinels arrive on Haydon IV shortly after the Regis’s departure and “surrender” themselves to the occupying Invid troops. Rem learns that he is actually a clone of Zor. Janice Em reveals herself to be an android. (Sentinels Novel 4 pg. 1-6, 11-17, 48, 57-58; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book III #22; The Sentinels Book IV #1-2, 4-5)

   Edwards loses his grip on the council after troops sent out to hunt down the Zentraedi side with them instead. (Sentinels Novel 4 pg. 74-75; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book IV #8)

   Sarna is killed. The liberation of Haydon IV. (Sentinels Novel 4 pg. 109-130; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book IV #7-8)

   A prototype ship under the command of Major John Carpenter leaves Tirol for Earth. (Robotech Masters Episode 11 “Outsiders”; Robotech Masters #10; Novel 8; Sentinels Novel 4 pg. 74, 157-158; Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 108; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book IV #9)

   Wolff, Breetai, and Grant return to Tirol and clear the Sentinels of all charges. Edwards and his Ghost Riders flee Tirol for Optera, taking Lynn-Minmei and the awakened Invid living computer from Tiresia with them. (Sentinels Novel 4 pg. 146-148, 170-175, 206-210, 242-243; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; The Sentinels Book IV #10-13)

   Spheris is liberated. Tesla leaves the Ark Angel to have it out with the Regent. (Sentinels Novel 4 pg. 238-242; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Aurora is born to Miriya Sterling on Haydon IV. (Robotech Masters Episode 24 “Catastrophe”; Robotech Masters #23; Sentinels Novel 4 pg. 248-250, 260-261; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   2028
   Wolff leaves for Earth. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 1-9, 108; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Edwards arrives on Optera. Tesla is chased off. The Sentinels move against Peryton. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 39-42, 46-50, 59-60; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Exedore arrives on Haydon IV with the council’s peace proposal for the Regent. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 84-87; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Breetai and the Regent die together. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 96-99; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Tesla and Burak sacrifice themselves to end Peryton’s curse. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 99-104; Novel 20 pg. 47; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   December 2028
   Return of the missing components from the Hades Mission. (Novel 20 pg. 14, 20-21; RT)
A25

   January 2029
   With all of its components in place, the mother computer from the SDF-1 becomes accessible to Zand. (Novel 20 pg. 14, 21, 23, 43; RT)
A26

   2029
   Lang makes a series of shattering discoveries about the spacefold generators his teams have used in Carpenter and Wolff’s ships. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 105-109; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Exedore finds significant data involving Zor and the historical Haydon. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 118-121; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   May 2029
   Former RDFers and Southern Crossers within the Earth Defense Force open war on each other in Venezuela. (Novel 20 pg. 1, 6, 28)

   August 2029
   The Battle for Optera. Arla-non, Teal, Janice Em, and Edwards die. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 131-180; Novel 20 pg. 27, 48; RT)
A27

   September 2029
   From within the outer planetary orbits of the solar system, the approaching Robotech Masters make contact with Zor’s computer. (Novel 20 pg. 61-62, 70-72, 83, 92, 107-113)

   October 2029
   Ark Angel begins a slow return to Tirol after a mop-up on Optera. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 181, 183; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 20 pg. 167; RT) A28-a

   Breetai’s son, Drannin, is born to Zentraedi Kazianna Hesh. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 183; Novel 20 pg. 43, 169; RT) A28-b         

   Leonard attempts a coup on the UEG and attacks RDFer General Nigel Aldershot’s forces. (Novel 20 pg. 215-217; Novel 21 pg. 20; RT)
B19

   Zand communicates with the Masters. (Novel 20 pg. 238-239; RT) B20

   The entire memory of Zor’s computer is wiped. (Novel 20 pg. 43, 248-251)

   November 2029
   The Accord of 2029. The Earth Defense Force is retooled and renamed as the Army of the Southern Cross, and Leonard becomes its Supreme Commander. RDF elements are absorbed into the Global Military Police. The Robotech factory satellite, populated by disaffected Zentraedi, leaves Earthspace. (Novel 20 pg. 171-172, 243-248, 252-255, 261; RT)
A29

   2030   
   Roy Hunter is born in Tiresia. The REF and the Karbarrans begin work on the main-fleet ships. Lang’s Robotech teams perfect an integrated system of body armor and reconfigurable cycles known as Cyclones. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 184, 186-187; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   2031
   Dana Sterling and Bowie Grant, both 18, graduate from the Southern Cross Military Academy and are assigned to the 15th Alpha Tactical Armored Corps, which includes Sean Philips, Angelo Dante, and Louie Nichols. (Robotech Masters Episodes 1-2 “Dana’s Story” and “False Start”; Robotech Special: Dana’s Story #1; Robotech Masters #1; Novel 7 [three-in-one edition] pg. 3-6; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The Robotech Masters arrive in Earthspace, and the Second Robotech War begins. (Robotech Masters Episode 1 “Dana’s Story”; Robotech Masters #1; Robotech Special: Dana’s Story #1; Novel 7; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Bioroids led by Zor Prime, a clone of the original Zor, attempt to excavate the burial site of the SDF-1. Southern Cross forces attack. (Robotech Masters Episode 5 “Half Moon”; Robotech Masters #4; Novel 7)

   The 15th ATAC takes down the flagship-fortress of the Robotech Masters. (Robotech Masters Episode 6 “Danger Zone”; Robotech Masters #5; Novel 7)

   Bowie meets the clone Musica while on a reconnaissance mission aboard the fallen vessel. (Robotech Masters Episode 8 “The Trap”; Robotech Masters #7; Novel 8)

   Another fortress of the Masters retrieves the flagship. (Robotech Masters Episode 10 “Stardust”; Robotech Masters #9; Novel 8)

   Major John Carpenter arrives. (Robotech Masters Episode 11 “Outsiders”; Robotech Masters #10; Novel 8; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Zor Prime is introduced to the 15th ATAC. (Robotech Masters Episode 13 “A New Recruit”; Robotech Masters #12; Novel 8; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   June 2032 A30-a
   Major General Rolf Emerson dies aboard the Tirolian flagship. (Robotech Masters Episode 23 “The Invid Connection”; Robotech Masters #22; Novel 9; Novel 21 pg. 12)

   Dana receives a telepathic warning from Aurora about the Invid and the Flower of Life spores. (Robotech Masters Episode 24 “Catastrophe”; Robotech Masters #23; Novel 9; Novel 21 pg. 12)

   Monument City is destroyed. Death of Leonard. (Robotech Masters Episode 24 “Catastrophe”; Robotech Masters #23; Novel 9; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 21 pg. 12)

   End of the Second Robotech War. Zor Prime’s destruction of the Masters’ vessel results in the loosing of the Flowers of Life from the Protoculture matrix concealed within the engines of the SDF-1. Lazlo Zand dies. Spores cover the planet, and the Flower takes root, alerting the Regis’s sensor nebula. (Robotech Masters Episode 24 “Catastrophe”; Robotech Masters #23; Novel 9; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 21 pg. 12)

   2032
   The Robotech factory satellite returns to Earthspace. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 21 pg. 60, 82)

   Wolff’s ship, the Homeward Bound, arrives and achieves lunar orbit. (Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 21 pg. 84-91, 93)

   With Rem’s guidance, Optera is fully reseeded with the Flowers of Life. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 186; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT) A30-b

   August 2032
   Dana commandeers Wolff’s ship after the drives are retrofitted by former 15th ATAC whiz-kid Louie Nichols. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 192-194; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Novel 21 pg. 196-200, 223)

   2032
   The remnants of troops on Earth form the next Defense Force. Optera is given over to the homeless Praxians, who rename the planet New Praxis. The Opteran Flowers become the crop for a new Protoculture matrix created by Rem, who has managed to tap some of his progenitor’s—Zor’s—memories. (Novel 21 pg. 214-216, 226; Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 186-188; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; RT)
A31

   The Invid “disappear” from Tirol’s corner of the galaxy. It is assumed that the Regis has begun her move against Earth. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 188-189; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Max, Miriya, and Aurora Sterling arrive on Tirol from Haydon IV. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 190-191; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The Mars Division leaves Tirol with 18-year-old Scott Bernard aboard. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 191; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   January 2033
   The Invid Regis arrives on Earth. Her army of soldiers and mecha destroys the factory satellite and easily defeats Earth’s depleted defenses. Hives and farms are set up worldwide, and some Terran captives are forced to work in labor camps, harvesting Flowers and processing nutrient for use in the Regis’s terror weapons and battlecraft. (The New Generation Episode 1; The New Generation #1; Novel 10; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Invid War #1-2; Novel 21 pg. 226-227)

   March 2033
   Terry Weston dies during a raid on an Invid hive in Old Texas. (Invid War #4 pg. 8-10; Novel 21 pg. 227-228)

   Earth battalions led by Carpenter and forces from Moonbase ALUCE headed by General Desmond Nobutu are devastated in a coordinated attack on Reflex Point, the Regis’s central hive complex. (Invid War #4, 8; Firewalkers #1; Novel 21 pg. 227)

   2033
   Carpenter and Bekka Cade form the Splinters, a resistance group striving to leave for the moon. (Invid War #9)

   July 2033
   The Invid superweapon Red Moon begins killing Zentraedi in the Northlands. (Invid War #11 pg. 11)

   2033
   Arrival of Dana Sterling on Tirol. With her are Bowie Grant, Sean Philips, Angelo Dante, Marie Crystal, and Musica, Allegra, and other surviving clones. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 192-193; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; McKinney; RT)
A32

   October 2033
   The Splinters destroy the Red Moon over their headquarters in New Portland. (Invid War #12 pg. 18-22)

   2033
   Nearly instantaneous spacefold becomes a reality for the REF main-fleet ships. Shadow Fighters and neutron “S” missiles are developed for use in the assault against Earth. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 194; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   2034
   Arrival and defeat of Mars Division in Earthspace. (The New Generation Episode 1 “The Invid Invasion”; The New Generation #1; Novel 10; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Scott Bernard and his ragtag band of freedom fighters—Rand, Rook Bartley, Lunk Cooper, Lancer, and Annie LaBelle—begin a journey toward Reflex Point. (The New Generation Episode 3 “Lonely Soldier Boy”; The New Generation #3; Novel 10; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Invid War #15 pg. 10)

   Rook revisits Cavern City. (The New Generation Episode 6 “Hard Times”; The New Generation #6; Novel 10)

   Wolff dies after the band’s arrival in Soldiertown. (The New Generation Episode 8 “Eulogy”; The New Generation #8; Novel 10; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Invid War #14)

   Scott, Rand, and Annie encounter a Genesis Pit. (The New Generation Episode 9 “The Genesis Pit”; The New Generation #9; Novel 11)

   The band gains more mecha at the Point K battle site. Invid simulagent Ariel joins the crew. (The New Generation Episode 10 “Enter Marlene”; The New Generation #10; Novel 11)

   Carpenter and Bekka meet Scott’s group. (Invid War #15)

   Sera and Corg are birthed by the Regis, who deems the human form as the next stage of transmutation for the Invid. (The New Generation Episode 16 “Metamorphosis”; The New Generation #16; Novel 11; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   2035 A33
   Jupiter attack wing arrives in Earthspace. Photojournalist Sue Graham dies on Earth. (The New Generation Episode 23 “Reflex Point”; The New Generation #23; Novel 12; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   The REF main-fleet ships fold from Tirol to Earth and launch an attack against Reflex Point. Carpenter starts sending Splinter members to the moonbase. The SDF-3 fails to remanifest in Earthspace. Rick is 40 (or 45 by chronological reckoning); Lisa is 45 (or 50). The Regis and her children take leave of the planet in the form of a phoenix of mindstuff, annihilating the REF ships in the process and ending the Third Robotech War. (The New Generation Episode 24 “Dark Finale”; The New Generation Episode 25 “Symphony of Light”; The New Generation #24-25; Novel 12; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”; Invid War #18)

   On Haydon IV, Veidt and Exedore are present at the reawakening of the planet’s artificial sentience, the Awareness. Max and his family are also on-planet. Cabell is on Tirol. (Sentinels Novel 5 pg. 203-204; Novel 18 pg. 16-19; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Haydon IV leaves orbit under its own power, taking prisoner all on the planet. (Novel 18 pg. 18-19, 51-53)

   The SDF-3 emerges into a phenomenon Lang and Rem eventually dub as “newspace.” The fold drives are missing. (Novel 18 pg. 20-27, 54, back cover)

   Aboard the Ark Angel, which has been spared the fate of the rest of the main-fleet ships, Scott Bernard and Vince and Jean Grant commence a search for the missing fortress. Marlene and Louie Nichols accompany them. (Novel 18 pg. 95-98; Novel 18 “Chronological Summary”)

   Haydon IV emerges from hyperspace and inserts itself in orbit around the black hole called Ranaath’s star. Ark Angel folds to Tirolspace and picks up Cabell, whose findings show the universe is shrinking. (Novel 18 pg. 99-101, 118-119; RT) A34

   Rick leads a recon patrol on a planet that suddenly appeared in newspace. (Novel 18 pg. 140-144)

   Haydon IV destroys an attacking Karbarran flotilla. Assisted by Louie’s cyberteam, Scott leads a Veritech group in procuring one of the vessels Haydon IV manufactured for traveling into Ranaath’s star. With the liberated Sterlings, the Grants and Scott ride the vessel into the black hole. Also liberated, Exedore heads to Tirol in Ark Angel with Cabell. (Novel 18 pg. 154-162, 167, 171-177)

   The mysterious entity known as Haydon emerges from within the planet that shares his name. Out of hiding, the Robotech Elders make a proposition to Haydon. (Novel 18 pg. 188, 207-211)

   The children of the SDF-3 telepathically communicate with Aurora. (Novel 18 pg. 220, 222-223)

   Haydon arrives on New Praxis. As ordered, the Praxians gather all of the immature Flowers of Life. Haydon leaves with the harvest. (Novel 18 pg. 225-229, 238-239, 244-245)

   The spacejacked vessel Peter Pan arrives in newspace. Peter Pan's crew is reunited with the crew of the SDF-3. (Novel 18 pg. 245-248)

   A flotilla, consisting of Karbarran, Spherisian, Garudan, and Perytonian elements, launches an assault against the latest reconfiguration of Haydon IV. Rick and Lisa lead a landing party that encounters the Regis on the newspace planet now dubbed Omphalos. (Novel 18 pg. 243, 250-252, 255, 259-275)

   Max battles the “Black Knight” mecha that has captured Dana. Haydon steals Rem’s facsimile matrix on Tirol. (Novel 18 pg. 279-296)

   Using an apparatus of Zor’s, Lang merges with the Shapings of the Protoculture in an effort to affect them. (Novel 18 pg. 298-300)

   Haydon crosses the Event Horizon of the Regis-controlled newspace. (Novel 18 pg. 301-302, 307)

   The children of the SDF-3 attempt to retrieve the ship’s missing spacefold drives but obtain the drives for the SDF-1 across time and space instead. The SDF-3 begins its fold out of newspace. (Novel 18 pg. 305-313)

   In the Intersection, Haydon and the Regis are illuminated with heightened perceptions of the past and future. Again the Regis transforms into a phoenix of mindstuff and takes flight. Rem and Minmei are abducted by Haydon. Newspace is no more and what replaces it is a domain reshaped by Haydon with different physical laws. The Robotech Elders reside here within a prison-sphere. (Novel 18 pg. 313-314, 318-320, 329-331)

   The Regis returns with her children to New Praxis. They adopt the forms they wore before the coming of Zor and peacefully live apart from the Praxians. (Novel 18 pg. 326-327)

   2046
   The SDF-3 remanifests in Earthspace, the last of the Protoculture having been drained away en route. With the aid of the Local Group worlds, Earth has been undergoing a revitalization since events in the Intersection. (Novel 18 pg. 320-322; RT)
A35

   2050
   Construction of the SDF-4 nears completion. Admiral Lisa Hayes-Hunter will command. A mission objective is to determine whether or not Protoculture played a role in the Andromeda Galaxy. (Novel 18 pg. 329; RT)
A36

   Haydonspace
   Rem and Minmei live in a worldlet composed of a small island and sea. Flowers of Life grow around the drives of the SDF-3 on a hill. The child in Minmei’s womb will become the man named Zor. (Novel 18 pg. 329-331)
 


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