The Very Unofficial, Insanely Granular Timetable of HSD Future History

Completely mapping the HSD timeline is tricksome. Dates in HSD’s history are, with very few exceptions, fuzzy: humanity’s final gasp is somewhere between “more than a century” and “less than 150 years” after the end of most terrestrial life. That sort of thing. Given that 700 years is frequently “nearly 1000 years” in other text, there’s a wiggle degree of about 30%. And when the megacorp machine has filtered every historical record through countless spin doctors…well, Henry Ford once said “History is more or less bunk.”

Canon Note: There is no official “start” to the HSD timeline.

My personal pick for the start of the timeline—the invention of the Geomat—is 2035, but that’s an arbitrary decision, as are the arbitrary historical periods and many editorial choices on dates (I think I reversed the creation of Progenitus and IRPF, for example). Following the rulebook, this timeline’s built with a gap of unknown length between 20th century Terra and the end of humanity. In the rulebook the only date reference is “700 AE,” the rest is inferred. What’s Latin for “let the browser beware?” So by all means, change the start date and increment as you see fit. Or delete the dates entirely, in a way they’re counter to the world’s tone.

At any rate, enjoy!


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