Warren's Dark Heresy Game
001.M1 (1 AD)- beginning of the Imperial Calendar, the origins of which are lost.
066.M2 (1066 AD) – Battle of Hastings fought in northwestern Terra, beginning a long series of events culminating in the Industrial Revolution.
750 – 900.M2 – Industrial Revolution begins in the Western regions of Terra and eventually spreads across the planet by the first decades of the 3rd Millennium.
914-918.M2 – First industrialized global war known as World War I begins in the Western regions of Terra.
939-945.M2 – Second industrialised global war, called World War II, a conflict even more devastating than the first, engulfs Terra.
945.M2 – Detonation of the first human-developed atomic weapon. Fission-based nuclear power soon becomes widespread on Terra as do stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
946.M2 – First digital computer, called UNIVAC, invented by humans on Terra in the long-lost ancient city of Philadelphia.
961.M2 – First human being, Yuri Gagarin, crosses Terra’s atmosphere and orbits the planet.
969.M2 – First human landing on Luna.
971.M2 – First space station, called Salyut, is placed in orbit of Terra.
001.M3 – humanity unlocks the human genome
012.M3 – present day in “real life”
M3 humanity colonizes the solar system and terraforms Mars
M4 the Warp is discovered
M5 alpha centauri colonized
M6-M14 humanity colonizes about 100 planets over 8000 years
M9 first rebellion of sentient machines, the “replicants” is put down. See “Blade Runner”.
M10 zombie apocalypse
M13 first contact with sapient alien life forms: see the movies “Alien” “Aliens” and “Prometheus” by Ridley Scott.
M14 the gene wars
M15 navigator gene discovered, entire galaxy explored and much of it colonized, millions of habitable planets, in less than 1000 years using a technology called the STC which contains all human knowledge miniaturized.
M20 galaxy-wide war with a new breed of sentient machines, the “men of iron”, fragments the galaxy. The “oracle machines”, the “solipsist machines” and others enslave huge swaths of humanity, exterminate others, and cut the rest off from each other. 99.999% of STCs are corrupted with malware and/or destroyed, leaving only a tiny few just “partially destroyed”. see “battlestar galactica”.
M24 psykers start appearing, and cryptos, astral spectres, daemons etc along with them. Which leads to all kinds of wars. see “the x-men” comics.
M15-M25 the Dark Age of Technology
M24-M30 Age of Strife
M31-M41 Age of the Imperium
M33-M36 Age of Apostasy
M37 Calixis Sector rediscovered
M39 Calixis Sector re-conquered by the Imperium
815.M41 present day