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|All dates in AT||8693 - Human and dolphin refuges from the Gerkletoss rebellion/transcendence arrive in the system and begin to terraform Skiiws'nnii and exploit the resources of the system.|
8694 - Construction of laser link completed - message sent to nearest STC world - Gilboa Reach (distance 251 LY) - for purpose of connection to Wormhole Nexus
8750 - a schism develops between those who wish to continue terraforming and others who would rather remain in space.
8762 - terraforming complete, the 'groundhogs' colonise the planet. Fearful of another AI rebellion and advanced technology the surface dwellers (who constituted the majority) attempt a low-technology civilisation even more extreme than that of the Gerkletoss culture in the wake of the version war, although the colonists who choose to remain in space and construct orbitals retain a high tech civilisation.
8810 - Merger of a conglomerate of orbital projects, corporations and other organisations called the Orbital Exploration Bundle (OEB), quickly reaching tremendous influence.
8861 - the attempted reactivation of a stored person in an early Consolidation Era robot colony ship that had moved into orbit (attempts to communicate with the piloting expert system proved difficult) nearly ended in disaster. The person, one of the original colonists, attempted to take control over the ship systems (likely to stop what it believed to be an invasion) and nearly succeeded, but the OEB researchers managed to contain and freeze it.
9134 - Tipusa was formalised by a council of sages on the request of the Kevar of Mateke-Jeyuma. It quickly became the dominant religion on Mateke
9195 - Orbitals receive reply from STC colony at Gilboa Reach.
9196 - STC Relativistic ship arrives to begin formalising agreements and introducing basic technology. Establishment of OEC megacorp Expansion Industries for exotic matter creation and Stargate construction
9220 - STC culture all the rage among some Orbital Clades.
9386 - technology from the Orbitals began to be introduced to the surface, causing social upheaval and tension between the old guard neoluddites and the young turk technocrats, who especially dislike the Gilboan STC influences.
9445 the Mayehode Crisis occurred, when the planetside Mayeche politicians attempted to assert power over the orbitals. During this regrettable period of Skiiws'nnii history the Mayeche attempted blackmail through spacer hostages and securely-built anti-orbit weapons.
9512 - The dolphin federation develops, a number of habitats dominated by dolphins and dolphin interests.
9596 - the dolphin federation officially secedes from the OEB.
9650 - The OEB dissolves and is replaced by the Orbital Council.
9675 - OC-STC exotic matter factories upset planetside ecologists
9702 - arrival of a further STC relativistic linelayer ship from Gilboa Reach with nanowormhole module. It is set into the local Stargate Docking Superstructure
10223 - Completion of the OC-STC GateNode state of the art Wormhole Nexus
10265 - major influx of tourism and venture capitalism begins disrupting local culture
10318 - regular ferry service established by Miracle Mile Tours, a relativistic round trip (156 years) to Miracle City
10367 - The Hedonic Telos, a major philosophical work on hedonism is published by Oneler Eleraniele and becomes a major focal point for much of polynomial philosophy. Encouraging individual excellence and pleasure as guiding principles, it firmly denounces the exponentialist dilution of self and meaning as well as promotes interstellar expansion to escape their deadening influence.