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Author: Naked Crook
Revision: 33
Edited: January 11, 2016, 7:09 pm
Reason: Update

New! Halo RPG Timeline

Pre Human-Covenant War
  • 2160
    • March
      • The Trust is formed as a clandestine fifth column in the UN to help direct action against Koslovic Supporters and the Frieden Movement.
  • 2480
    • July
      • Barrabus is born.
  • 2486
    • October
      • Zephyr Bovela is born
  • 2487
    • January
      • Tyber Vernette is born.
  • 2490
    • May
      • Preston Vernette is born.
  • 2492
    • January
      • Dangerus is born
  • 2493
    • June
      • Barrabus leaves Doisac to begin military training.
      • Fredward Harrison is born.
  • 2494
    • March
      • The Callisto Incident sparks the start of the war with the Insurrection.
      • The Trust began to mobilize assets to combat The Insurrection. Incredible allocation of resources and non0-stop propaganda damaged The Insurrection's ability to function.
      • Widespread censorship by The Trust ensured that The Insurrection was not favorably looked upon.
  • 2497
    • June
      • Barrabus completes his military training with highest honors.
  • 2498
    • January
      • Barrabus is promoted to the rank of Major for stopping an Elite Heretic uprising.
    • April
      • Barrabus is promoted to Ultra for a great victory over another Heretic uprising. Barrabus is praised for his excellent work and dedication to The Great Journey
      • Barrabus is transfered to an Elite Assault Carrier. Barrabus is very displeased with this transfer, but accepted his new responsibility with pious dedication and humility.
      • During his time on the Elite Assault Carrier, Barrabus is frequently mistreated by the Elites. He was ridiculed and questioned by the Elites at every opportunity convenient to the Elites.
      • Barrabus begins to develop animostiy and hatred towards the Elites for their mistreatment.
    • December
      • Barrabus is assigned to a team of Spec-Op Elites to recover a Forerunner artifact consider holy to the Covenant. At the fault of the Elites, Forerunner counter-measures are engaged. All of the Elites were killed. Barrabus was the sole suvivor of the mission, completing his task successfully with the recovery of the Forerunner artifact in question.
      • Barrabus begins openly opposing the Elites and publically shunning them.
  • 2499
    • January
      • Barrabus is barred from all Elite controlled space in retaliation by the Elites. He is no longer permitted near Snaghelios, and all Elites under his command are transfered to other leaders.
  • 2500
    • Various months
      • All Class 0 Spartan IIs are born.
      • Section 0, Fearing speculation of the closure of the ORION Project, considers selecting new candidates for a new and enhanced Super Soldier Program known as the Spartan II Project.
    • April
      • An ONI Agent by the name of Constantine Spender is recruited into the ranks of The Trust.
      • Spender began to change how The Trust operated in its day to day activities. The Trust began to turn resources and suopplies inwards, in order to develop its own military and R&D arms.
    • July
      • Dallas Sharpmen is born.
  • 2501
    • January
      • Barrabus returns to Doisac. He is praised as a hero. After much evaluation, he takes a mate.
    • December
      • Dancarus is born.
  • 2503
    • September
      • Tyber Vernette joins the UNSC Marine Corps.
      • After two years on Doisac, Barrabus returns to active military duty.
  • 2505
    • August
      • Constantine Spender is promoted to The Board of Chairmen. Little by little, The Trust became fully militarized.
      • Preston Vernette joins the UNSC Navy.
      • 75 Class 0 Spartan II candidates are selected.
    • September
      • Dangerus leaves Doisac to begin military training.
    • November
      • Texas is born.
  • 2506
    • January
      • The ORION Project (Also known as the Spartan I Project) is shut down.
      • Class 0 Spartan candidates are kidnapped and replaced with flash clones. Noteable subjects are Alexander, Cameron, and Nikolai
      • Augmentation of Class 0 Spartans begins on Reach. Class 0 was intended to serve the highest, and most mysterious echelons of Section 0 in a personal-army type style. All 75 cadidates are successfully augmented.
      • Vital Protein strain in Section 0's augmentation drug is destroyed. Remaining information on the drug is slowly passed down to various minds in Section III. Information is thought to be retained by top minds in Section 0. The Protein strain in question allowed for Humans who lack very specific genetic markers to survive the augmentation process by means of allowing test subjects to more easily metabolize of the drug in question which prevented rejection, complications, and other various deformities that could result.
    • February
      • Jacob Sharpmen is born.
      • Spender changes the offensive direction being taken on The Insurrection. The Trust begins to openly help THe Insurrection in their plans for succession, the intention of which is to bolster UNSC military spending and expansion.
    • June
      • Tiffany Rogers (Dakota) is born.
  • 2509
    • March
      • Dangerus is promoted to the rank of Minor.
    • April
      • Fredward Harrison joins the UNSC Navy.
  • 2510
    • March
      • Operation: Blind Eagle is proposed to The Board of Chairmen. The intention of this plan was to place Trust operatives into the highest ranking echelons of the UNSC military, in order to exert greater control over Human affairs.
    • June
      • Barrabus is promoted to the Rank of Alpha Chieftain and given the title of Fleet Commander, in spite of total disapproval by the Elites. The Covenant Hierarchs approve Barrabus for fleet leadership roles. Barrabus is granted his own Assault Carrier under the moniker of The Devotion, in recognition of his service.
      • Refit of The Devotion begins. The hull is painted black and red as a sign of vanity and self-worship. This decision was met with much criticism from the Elites.
    • December
      • Refit of The Devotion is completed.
  • 2511
    • Various Months
      • All Class 1 Spartan IIs are born.
      • Fredward Harrison attains the rank of Lt. Junior Grade.
  • 2513
    • May
      • Fredward Harrison takes part in Operation: TREBUCHET.
      • Fredward Harrison takes over the UNSC Ultimate Glory and is promoted to Lt. Commander.
  • 2514
    • March
      • Due to increased Insurrectionist activity, The UNSC began to bolster their ranks. However, the rate of growth was insufficient for Operation: Blind Eagle to be considered a success. However, despite the results, Operation: Blind Eagle continues.
    • April
      • Dangerus is promoted to the rank of Major
  • 2515
    • Various Months
      • Issac is born.
      • John is born.
      • Kate is born.
      • Tommy is born.
      • Steve is born.
      • Gary is born.
      • Russel is born.
      • Perilus is born.
    • January
      • Commodore Davidov, a member of The Trust's Board of Chairmen, begins to express doubt in Spender's activities.
      • Davidov continues to investigate Spender, and he is certain that Spender is hiding something from The Trust. Davidov uncovers proof of "draconian-style" experimentation.
      • Robert Novak begins development of the CRF drug. The drug is highly unstable, and test subjects typically die instantly and painfully. Not to be dismayed, the experimentation continues.
    • Febuary
      • Davidov plans a trojan onto the main computer of The Ulterior Motive. Using this as leverage, Davidov begins to steals personal logs from the crew of The Ulterior Motive. Logs indicate that multiple personnel are unaccounted for, and are missing.
      • Davidov learns of the CRF drug, and how it has a 100% fatality rate.
      • Davidov suspects a Coup D'etat is being planned by Spender.
      • Robert Novak continues his testing of the CRF drug on civilians.
    • March
      • The Board of Chairmen, begin a top level overview of various operations that have been spearheaded by Vice Admiral Spender, including, but not limited to, Operation: Blind Eagle.
      • Robert Novak continues his work on the CRF 29 drug. However, further testing results in a failure. Novak decides that ORION candidates may be necessary test subjects.
      • Vice Admiral Spender recruits 4 out of the five necessary  Spartan Is (ORIONs) into the Trust. Jonas Prescott, Evan Wolfe, Archimedes Drake, and Kraven Vance are recruited and ODST Black Team is reformed.
      • Davidov is discovered to be spying on The Ulterior Motive's main computers. His trojan is removed, and his access is cut.
      • Davidov tells the Board of Chairmen that he had been spying on Spender, and Davidov is told to cease and desist his actions.
      • Spender's trail goes cold, and Davidov loses track of Spender.
    • April
      • Vice Admiral Spender attempts to recruit Eli Decker, the fifth member of the original ODST Black team, into The Trust. Eli Decker declines.
      • Vice Admiral Spender, not to be denied what he wants, opts to wait, and observe Eli Decker. Knowing of an impending attack on UNSC Military Outpost Lambda, Spender decides to allow the attack to happen to "motivate" Eli Decker".
      • UNSC Military Outpost Lambda is attacked by Insurrectionist forces, lead by a terrorist known only as "Vixen".
      • As a result of the attack, Eli Decker accept's Spenders offer, and unknowingly joins The Trust.
      • Lieutenant Tyber Vernette also unknowingly joins The Trust.
      • Much to the dismay of Spender, Tyber Vernette, who was not originally considered for recruitment, opted to join Black Team, due to the attack on UNSC Military Outpost Lambda. However, Vice Admiral Spender allows Tyber Vernette to remain with Black Team.
      • ODST Black Team is issued new equipment, all of which is considered cutting edge.
      • ODST Black Team, consisting of Jonas Prescott (Black 1), Evan Wolfe (Black 2), Archimedes Drake (Black 3), Kraven Vance (Black 4), Eli Decker (Black 5), and Tyber Vernette (Black 6) are subjected to an intense physical and psychological training regiment intended to harden their resolves as soldiers. After extensive physical training, ODST Black Team, with the exception of Tyber Vernette, are administered CRF Revision 30. The drugs proves to be 100% successful during initial trials, and there is a significant increase in physical, mental, and psychological performance under stressful conditions. As a result of CRF Revision 30, ODST Black Team becomes increasingly receptive to questionable and morally ambiguous orders.
      • ODST Black Team is put through the final stages of experimentation, and is forced to partake in a highly dangerous simulated war game against simulated copies of themselves. Tyber Vernette is able to device a plan to successfully beat the scenario. His resourcefulness is noted by both Vice Admiral Spender and Robert Novak. Tyber Vernette is considered for ORION augmentation and is to be given the same drugs as the other five members of ODST Black Team.
    • May
      • The Trust's Board of Chairmen meet once more to further discuss Vice Admiral Spender's initiatives. It is discovered that Vice Admiral Spender has been utilizing more assets than The Trust is bringing in. Due to the misappropriation, The Board of Chairmen suspend all of Spender's projects, and they move to kick Spender off the Board of Chairmen.
      • Spender moves to accelerate his plans, and decides that his best course of action is to eliminate The Board of Chairmen, and annex control of The Trust.
      • Spender offers Tyber Vernette the chance to lead Black Team, and to undergo ORION augmentation. Tyber Vernette accepts both offers.
      • Tyber Vernette shows incredible advancement in terms of his physical and mental capabilities.
      • Vice Admiral Spender decides that the best course of action is to send ODST Black Team to eliminate The Board of Chairmen. The first target is Commodore Davidov.
      • It is discovered that Noah Z-028 is in service of The Trust, months before the scheduled completion date of the Class-0 Project. Noah Z-028 is killed in action against ODST Black Team.
      • Black Team confronts Commodore Davidov. The true history and existence of The Trust is revealed to Black Team. David provides Black 6 with all the information he would ever need to confront Spender on his activities.
      • Commodore Davidov unofficially resigns from the UNSC and renounces The Trust. Davidov requests to be killed by Black 6. BLack 6 agrees, and Davidov is killed.
      • Tyber Vernette begins to question the legitimacy of his mission. He begins to express doubt as to the legitimacy of Spender's orders, and his faith in his new assignment is shaken.
      • After reviewing the information provided to him by Davidov, Tyber Vernette discovers that he is being experimented on by Novak and Spender. Tyber realizes that Black Team, as a whole, is the experiment.
      • Tyber Vernette, along with Black Team, confront Spender, and the existence of The Trust is revealed to them.
      • Doctor Robert Novak manages to re-synthesize the Protein strain that was an essential part of the Class 0 Augmentation drug using DNA samples from Tyber Vernette. The Protein strain in question is then integrated into, and used to perfect the CRF drug in order to allow it to be used on non augmented Humans. Improvements to the CRF prevented failures in the autonomic system, by improving the metabolizing rate of the CRF drug and hardening various physiological systems.
    • June
      • Tyber Vernette attempts to desert The Trust and ODST Black Team. However, Tyber is engaged and subdued by ODST Black Team, and is forced to undergo additional experimentation.
      • Tyber Vernette was subjected to several days of intensive brainwashing and training, the point of which was to subjugate his free will and condition him to be more compliant like the rest of ODST Black Team.
      • ODST Black Team is dispatched to the surface of Draco III in order to wipe out all UNSC Forces that threaten the local Insurrection. Concurrently, The Ulterior Motive engages in space combat with Rear Admiral Smith, who is in command of the UNSC Excalibur.
      • The Excalibur is destroyed, but, a significant portion of the crew escapes to the surface of Draco III
      • Preston Vernette receives a PhD in Cybernetics.
    • September
      • Dangerus is promoted to the rank of Ultra.
  • 2516
    • Febuary
      • Class 0 Spartans are fully completed. Training regiments and drug enhancements are fully completed. Their existance is kept secret from the rest of ONI and the UNSC. Section 0 holds exclusive control of Class 0.
      • Class 0 Spartan files are fully destroyed, and all record of their existance is removed. Class 0 never happened. Class 0 Spartans are relocated from Reach to New Harmony.
      • Insurrectionist activity in the colonies begins to escalate to civil-war levels.
      • Using its pull, Section 0 forces a review of the Carver Findings.
      • Preston Vernette is promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander
    • August
      • Dallas Sharpmen enlists in the UNSC.
  • 2517
    • June
      • ONI Section 1 begins an exhaustive review of the Carver Findings.
      • Fredward Harrison recieves his PhD in Aerospace
    • August
      • Pre-selected Candidates are kidnapped and replaced with Flash-clones.
      • Augmentation and training of Class 1 Spartan II Candidates begins. Due to the loss of vital information, specifically a key formula, augmentation drug proves fatal to a minority of the pre-selected candidates.
  • 2518
    • May
      • Dancarus completes military training. His expertise in stealth and tactical planning gets the attention of the Obsidian Hierarchy. Dancarus is recruited by the Obsidian Hierarchy and trained for the next 6 years in advanced stealth and tactics.
    • November
      • 20 Class 0 Spartans IIs are assigned to investigate various planets for insurrectionist activity. Contact is lost with all 20 Class 0 Spartan IIs. No explanation was given.
      • Preston Vernette is promoted to the rank of Commander.
  • 2520
    • June
      • Dangerus is promoted to Captain
      • Preston Vernette recieves a PhD in Electronic Engineering and a joint Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Physics.
      • ONI Section 0 begins to draft an outline of a proposed hardware and military upgrades to a dozen UNSC ships. 12 ships are chosen to act as testbeds for future upgrades that would eventually span the entire fleet. One of the shps chosen was the King Raven.
      • ONI Section 0 begins drafts a contract with Korman Industries for the development and manufacturing of military hardware, such as vehicles and field weapons. Korman Industries proves to be very difficult to work with due to the unusually large legal department of the comapny.
      • The Trust begins an active campaign to recruit Class 0 Spartan IIs. ODST Black Team is assigned to find the location of a Class 0 Spartan II named Lucien Z002.
      • The Trust also takes notice of several UNSC Officer that would prove to be valuable assets. One such officer is Commander Preston Vernette.
      • ONI Section 0 debates the recruitment of Preston Vernette to evaluate his abilities and expertise in weapons design. The goal is to try and defeat the need to outsource any contracts to Korman Industries, and keep ONI weapon designs inside of ONI.
      • Preston Vernette is visited by Vice Admiral Jeffery Skinner and Rear Admiral Brandon Yates to inform Preston Vernette of their interest in his work. Vernette is invited to the UNSC Frigate known as Lunar Eclipse, currently in orbit of Harvest, to speak with both Skinner and Yates in a more secure location.
      • Preston Vernette is briefed on the existance of ONI Section 0 and the offer to join is made available to him. Preston Vernette also meets Cameron Z091 and Nikolai Z035, two Class 0 Spartan IIs.
      • Preston Vernette is informed by Cameron that most of the Class 0 Spartan IIs all exibit personality flaws that can be attributed to the drugs used to augment them into super soldiers. Cameron goes on to say that ONI Section 0 cared only for results, and not of the consequences of the Class 0 Project.
      • The Trust recruits Lucien into their ranks.
    • July
      • The Trust abducts Preston Vernette and attempts to recruit him into The Trust. Vernette declines the offer. The Trust decides to hold him in custody for an extended period of time to try and convince him to join. However, Preston Vernette is able to escape from The Trust, suffering minor injuries.
      • Preston Vernette did not learn who his captors were after his escape.
      • Dr. David Burke was assigned to treat Preston Vernette's injuries after his escape. Vernette tells David Burke that while he was being held by his captors, that he saw a Class 0 Spartan II. Preston Vernette's description of the Spartan matched a description of Lucien.
      • David Burke and Preston Vernette brief Jeffery Skinner and Brandon Yates on the possibility of Lucien going Rouge. This possiblity is confirmed by Cameron, after Cameron discovered that Lucien had left his posting in favor of a new assignment without ONI authorization.
      • It is discovered that Constantine Spender was behind Preston Vernette's abduction.
      • Preston Vernette took command of a team to find and capture Lucien, and to investigate Constantine Spender for his possible involvement.
      • The Trust dispatches ODSTs to attempt to capture Preston Vernette again. Preston Vernette is able to resist the attempt to capture him, and the ODSTs are killed. The PDAs belong to the ODSTs are analyzed and Constantine Spender is confirmed as the mastermind pulling the strings.
      • Preston Vernette learns of the existance of The Trust Syndicate, by name only His only information on The Trust is that Constantine Spender leads the entire organization.
      • Preston Vernette requests a ship from ONI Section 0 in order to arrest Constantine Spender. Vernette is assigned the incomplete King Raven as a ship. Vernette manages to speed-run the King Raven to completion and active service, so he can command the ship against Constantine Spender.
      • Preston Vernette, using the King Raven, engages Constatine Spender's ship, a Marathon class known as The Ulterior Motive, over Harvest. The battle is short as Constatine Spende flees the system with minor damage to his engines.
      • Using navigation data, Preston Vernette is able to track Constantine Spdner to the ONI Stronghold world of Midnight. Upon arriving at Midnight, Preston Vernette engages in a second battle with Constantine Spender. After a long and brutal battle, The Ulterior Motive is destroyed, and the King Raven is heavily damaged. However, Constantine Spender, along with Lucien, ODST Black Team, and a large portion of the Ulterior Motive crew is able to escape to one of the moons of Midnight, where Constantine has an established ground base.
      • Due to the damage done to the King Raven, an orbital bombardment is not possible. Preston Vernette decides the only course of action is a frontal ground assault. Preston Vernette assigns a majority of his crew to assist in the ground assault on Constantine Spender's base.
      • After a long and drawn out conflict, with heavy casualities on both sides...Preston Vernette emerges victorious. COnstatine Spender and Lucien are both captured alive, but ODST Black Team manages to escape.
      • Constatine Spender is held in prison awaiting a military tribunal. During his incarceration, Constantine Spender manages to recruit Brandon Yates into the Trust. As a result of Brandon Yates' recruitment, Constantine Spender is able to rig the trial and escape with no charges.
      • Lucien is rescused from ONI by ODST Black Team, under orders from Constantine Spender. Spender allows Lucien to resume his position in the Trust. Constatine Spender provides Lucien with a full dossier on his life before Spartan II AUgmentation. Lucien learns his real name was Lucien Agustus Kolya. Lucien resumes his service to the Trust, impersonating a high ranking naval officer, under the name Agustus Kolya.
  • 2521
    • January
      • Section 0, working through frontmen, finalize contract work for Korman Industries for the creation of advanced ONI field weaponry and vehicles. Korman Industries CEO, Eugene Korman, accepts the contract. Korman Industries being working on the contract immediatly
      • Preston Vernette begins making excellent progress on various designs that he has been working on. Still concerned about Constantine Spender and the Trust, Vernette feels that it is best to find a way to better keep an eye on ONI Operations in case of any other resurgance in Trust activity.
  • 2522
    • April
      • Korman Industires continues its contract work. ONI Section 0 notes some slow downs and delays, but considers these delays within acceptable tolerance of predicted completion time estimates.
      • Top minds in Section 0 realize the need to create more Class 0 Spartan IIs due to the loss of 20 Class 0 Spartans IIs four years earlier.
      • Second iteration of Class 0 is nicknamed "The Seven".
      • Issac, John, Kate, Tommy, Steve, Gary, and Russel are kidnapped, replaced with flash clones, and augmented.
      • Concerns are raised about 7 year old children being used, citing the over-development of the genome in the children. Results begin to show that all concerns were unfounded as all 7 prove to be successful.
      • Fredward Harrison is promoted to Captain.
  • 2523
    • March
      • Jacob Sharpmen enlists in the UNSC.
      • Tiffany Rogers enlists in the UNSC.
      • Texas enlists in the UNSC.
    • April
      • Korman Industries becomes too complacent in its contract responsibilities. Various delays, and unexplained shortcomings are noted by ONI Section 0. Section 0 frontmen warn of penalties for defaulting on the contract, with threats of legal and economic retaliation.
      • Preston Vernette takes full command of the experimental refit of the 12 test ships. He takes personal responsibility for the refit of the King Raven.
  • 2524
    • April
      • The King Raven's experimental refit is completed.
      • Admiral Brandon Yates is assigned as commaning officer of the King Raven.
      • Section 0, working through frontmen, close the contract with Korman Industries due to insuffeciant progress on outstanding projects. Section 0 retaliation results in massive stock reduction and near faliure of the company.
      • Korman Industries files for chapter 1 bankruptcy protection.
    • May
      • Preston J. Vernette is considered for promotion to Captain after successfully foiling separatist militant actions. Section 0 sends Preston Vernette for a skills assement test. Preston Vernette manages to cheat on the assesment, something considered to be impossible. Preston Vernette manages to impress ONI with his demonstration of skill, and is promoted to Captain in spite of his dishonesty.
      • Dancarus is assigned to The Devotion as an Obsidian Hierarchy agent. He poses as a Stalker bodyguard. His mission is to keep tabs on the inner workings of the Covenant but working closely with his father, as Barrabus was closely tied with the Covenant leadership.
    • June
      • Jacob Sharpmen takes part in Operation: TREBUCHET.
      • Fredward Harrison is promoted to Commodore
The Human-Covenant War
  • 2525
    • Febuary
      • Contact with Harvest is lost.
      • The Trust recruits Christal Z025. Constatine Spender has Christal assigned to The King Raven.
    • March
      • Before its first mission, Admiral Yates is removed from command of the King Raven. Command is given to Captain Preston J. Vernette.
      • Captain Preston J. Vernette, in direct command of the King Raven, is sent to investigate Harvest. King Raven is assigned 31 Class 0 Spartans.
      • First contact with the Covenant is established. Brutes are the first species encountered, led by Chieftain Barrabus.
      • Contact is made with the Elites. Elites are soon identified as Heretics, and are led by the disgraced Fleet Master Quinn.
      • Kirk Korman is selected by Section 0 to replace his aging and uncooperative adoptive father as CEO of Korman Industries.
      • Captain Vernette is captured by the Brutes. He is tortured for 7 days before being taken pity upon by Chieftain Barrabus. Vernette manages to buy his freedom by showing courage in the face of certain death (IE: A fight to the death with Barrabus). Due in very little part to his serious injuries, and more because of his physical inferiority to Barrabus, Preston Vernette is beaten, but not killed. Barrabus, being impressed by Vernette's resiliancy, lets the human live. Vernette is returned to the surface of Harvest where he is rescued by his crew. However, due to his injuries, Vernette falls into a 2 week coma from the amount of physical trauma endured at the hands of the Brutes.
    • April
      • Dancarus is supposidly killed by Captain Vernette. No body is ever recovered.
      • Class 0 Spartans assigned to the King Raven go rouge during the Harvest crisis. The Spartans turn hostile to the UNSC.
      • Captain Vernette is promoted to Commodore for his combat role against the Covenant, desite poor odds. Knowledge of the Spartan betrayal is withheld from ONI.
      • An alliance is brokered with the Brutes to deal with the Spartans. In exchnage for cooperation between Vernette and Barrabus, Harvest is promised to Barrabus. Agreement was made without consulting ONI. Vernette's crew was not privy to the details. Vernette decieved his crew into thinking the alliance was ONI-approved.
      • Vernette and Barrabus continue their compaign against the Spartans and the Elites, who are bothy vying to the death of Vernette and Barrabus respectivly.
      • Preston Vernette is critically injured by Fleet master Quinn. Vernette is impaled by an Elite energy blade. Vernette is found by barrabus and brought back to the King Raven. Medical reports indiciate that Preston Vernette was dead for a little over 2 minutes before being revived by the medical staff on the King Raven.
      • Ongoing fighting results in deaths on all sides, with the Elites and Spartans taking the hardest strategic losses, but the Brutes and Vernette's crew taking the most numerous personnel losses.
      • Military planning lands the renegade Spartans into an ambush set by Vernette's and Barrabus' forces. A large portion of the Spartans are killed. The rest manage to escape.
      • Vernette and barrabus manage to locate Quinn and his Elites hiding in a UNSC mining facility. The Elites are eliminated and Quinn is supposidly killed. ALl evidence suggest Quinn is dead.
      • Remaining Spartans launch a full-scale attack on the King Raven in order to steal the Shaw-Fujikawa Drive core. The Spartans need the Drive Core to power their own damaged, and commandeered, civilian transport ship to escape Harvest. The Spartans are successful in stealing the Drive Core, sustaining limited losses.
      • The Spartans manage to escape Harvest, leavng the King Raven stranded at Harvest.
      • Kirk Korman replaces Eugene Korman as CEO. Eugene Korman is kept in cryo stasis, under Section 0 observation, as a means of coercion for Kirk Korman.
      • All of the King Raven crew, save for Preston Vernette, are put into cryo stasis. AT maximum speeds, the King Raven is estimated to take more than 12 years to reach the next inhabited system.
      • Dancarus is recovered by the Obsidian Hierarchy and he is allowed to recover from his injuries.
    • November
      • A rapidly degrading King Raven, manned and maintained, single-handidly, by Preston Vernette, makes contact with another UNSC ship. The King Raven was saved by the UNSC.
  • 2526
  • 2527
  • 2528
  • 2529
  • 2530
  • 2531
  • 2532
    • August
      • Jacob Sharpmen is promoted to Captain
    • October
      • Fredward Harrison is promoted to Rear Admiral (Upper Half) and recieves the ONI Phoenix-class ship The Eagle Eye.
  • 2533
  • 2534
  • 2535
    • January
      • Fredward Harrison is promoted to Vice Admiral
  • 2536
    • June
      • Jacob Sharpmen Jr (known as Junior) and Heather Sharpmen are born.
  • 2537
    • January 
      • Dallas Sharpmen is court martialed from the UNSC.
    • April
      • The Covenant attack New Harmony.
      • Preston J. Vernette is stationed at New Harmony at this time.
      • Although considered a Naval victory, New Harmony was eventually glassed.
      • Construction of the Cloak and Dagger Begins. Shipyard is located in orbit of Mercury in the Sol star system. Shipyard logisitics are classified and all knowledge of it is buried.
  • 2538
    • May
      • Chieftain Barrabus promotes one of his Bodyguards, Dangerus, to the rank of Chieftain. Dangerus is granted his own ship.
      • Perilus is a bodygaurd above Chieftain Dangerus' ship. This is in part due to Dangerus' relationship with his Chieftain, Barrabus.
      • Preston Vernette attends a MESNA meeting on the colony world of Paradise Lost.
      • Richard Tunny, one of the leading physicists in the UNSC, announces that he had made one of the greatest breakthroughs in the field of Slipspace and FTL technology.
      • Tunny claims that has has developed a newer and better Slipspace drive core.
      • Preston Vernette discovers that Richard Tunny's breakthrough was, in fact, a Covenant Slipspace Drive Core that was recovered from the debris field of New Harmony. Vernette identified the Drive Core as the same core he was asked to research and study. Knowing the volatile security of the Drive Core, Vernette declined and refused to research the core.
      • The Covenant managed to track the Core to Paradise Lost.
      • Richard Tunny is killed.
      • A Covenant Super Carrier is sent into ELO to retrieve the Drive Core. Preston Vernette decides that the best course of action is to rig the Drive Core to explode, and send it back to the Covenant, via the Super Carrier. Preston Vernette, along with other survivors, manage to evac back to the King Raven.
      • The Covenant manage to retrieve the rigged Drive Core, and return it to the Super Carrier. With the explosion of the Drive Core, the Super Carrier is split in half. The resulting explosion and collpase of the Super Carrier on the city causes widespread damage, destroying a majority of the city.
      • ONI dispatches Deputy Director Yates, along with a dispatch of Class 0 Spartans to assist the UNSC forces on Paradise Lost. Upon arriving at paradise Lost, Deputy Director Yates' frigate is damaged, and forced into an emergancy landing.
      • In an effort to assassinate Deputy Director Yates, Vernette requests that Chieftain Barrabus go to the crash site and kill yates and his Spartans. However, this plan backfires and results in Barrabus being captured, and brought back to the King Raven.
      • In an effort to prevent classified ONI Information from falling into the hands of the Covenant, and inflict massive enemy casualties, Preston Vernette intentionally leaks the location of ONI Facility Ceti, a facility dedicated to housing classified weapons and research projects, to the Elites. The Elites launch a massive assault on ONI Facility Ceti. Teams lead by Preston Vernette manage to plan Nuclear weapons in the facility.
      • Preston Vernette uses the assault on ONI Facility Ceti to recover a classified set of ODST Prototype armor.
      • After all UNSC forces extract from ONI Facility Ceti, the Nuclear weapons are remotely detonated, killing over 2000 enemy contacts, mostly Elites and Grunts.
      • Ying and Yang are discovered on Paradise Lost. Tyber Vernette is sent to investigate. Ying and Yang are attempting to heist a Casino.
      • Preston Vernette discovers that ONI had a direct hand in manufacturing a drug used to incapacitate Brutes. Vernette orders Dr. Jennifer Frost to synthsize a counter-agent.
      • Rescue teams are sent to the Paradise Strip to search for survivors. Survivors are found and are evacuated to the Paradise Lost spaceport.
      • Dangerus helps Jacob escape Paradise Lost and return to the King Raven via a stolen phantom. They keep in communication.
      • Preston Vernette orders the capture of Brute Firebomb Grenades for a "future project". UNSC Marines manage to capture the Brute Firebomb Grenades successfully.
      • Preston Vernette deliberatly sabotages the King Raven security systems, in preperation for helping Barrabus escape from captivity.
      • A team of UNSC Forces are sent onto a Covenant ship to Capture an Elite Zealot. Vernette informs the UNSC Marines that they are to capture the Zealot for interrogation purposes. However, upon bringing the Elite back to the King Raven, Vernette took the Elite's shield generator and executed the Elite.
      • Perilus, Dangerus' son, is killed.
      • Sergeant Major Paul Jay is killed.
      • Deputy Director Yates summoned the UNSC Prowler New York Exhibit. Yates intended to have Barrabus transfered to the Prowler and brought back to ONI for experimentation.
      • Preston Vernette, under the excuse that he was going to the surface to assist his brother in combating Yin and Yang, went to his cybernetics lab, and decided to utilize the classifed ODST Prototype suit to assist in Barrabus' escape. Vernette, posing as the ODST, assisted in Barrabus' escape, which result in the death of several dozen marines, and the near-death of Issac-Z214. Vernette managed to get Barrabus off the King Raven.
      • Vice Admiral Harrison leads a force of UNSC warships to Paradise Lost. The fleet is quickly destroyed by Covenant Forces. The Eagle Eye is sent on a direct collision course of several Covenant ships, and self destructs, destroying at least two. Harrison escapes, and only about 500 of the original 6,000 man crew is rescued.
      • Major Covenant victory, Paradise Lost was glassed.
      • Vernette was court martialed for his actions at Paradise Lost. Although he was not discharged from the UNSC Navy, Vernette was put of a very strict notice that any more infractions on his part would result in him being discharged. With this Knowledge, Vernette returned to the King Raven and spent several weeks constructing the Nighthawk and Anaconda suits. Vernette knew that The Trust had been involved with what had happened during Paradise Lost. Vernette realized that the Trust had become far too dangerous to be allowed continued existence.
    • June
      • Vice Admiral Harrison is given command of the UNSC Ship Tobago.
      • Completion of the Nighthawk and Anaconda suits and weapons. Preston Vernette prepares his letter of resignation from the UNSC Navy. Vernette meets with Barrabus on what is left of New Harmony, and discusses the situation with the Brute. Barrabus is able to convince Vernette not to resign, but instead, cooperate with ONI as Vernette, but use the Nighthawk persona to not only advance his career, but combat the Trust in a direct fashion.
      • Assault on classified ONI shipyard in orbit of Mercury occurs. Assault is Carried out by two unidentified assailants known simply as Nighthawk and Anaconda. Classified ONI Stealth Vulture is stolen. Several Spartan IIIs are killed.
      • Director Kapsky is killed.
      • Preston Vernette is appointed to the UNSC Security Council.
      • C.G.B. Spender is appointed Director of ONI Section 0. The Trust manages to take control of a large portion of Section 0 with the appointment of C.G.B. Spender.
      • Director C.G.B. Spender appoints Trust scientists to critical areas of ONI research projects.
  • 2539
    • January
      • Nighthawk and Anaconda are spotted on Genesis.
      • ONI directs immediate action against the two terrorists for their ongoing activities.
      • Preston J. Vernette is relieved of his command of the King Raven. he is replaced by Deputy Director Yates of ONI Section 0. Yates is assisted by Nikolai 035, a Class 1 Spartan II.
      • A large portion of Vernette's crew find out about the immediate threat of a Covenant invasion. Vernette's crew, lead by Major Jacob Sharpmen, disobeys ONI orders to hunt Nighthawk and Anaconda, and proceed evacuation of Genesis.
      • The Covenant attacks Genesis.
      • Jacob Sharpmen forms an alliance with Nighthawk and Anaconda to combat the Covenant. This results in a major Covenant defeat.
      • Rose-Z178 is killed.
      • Nighthawk and Anaconda, secured in the knowledge that Genesis is no longer in danger from the Covenant, break the alliance. Nighthawk and Anaconda ambush Jacob SHarpmen, and a large squad of Marines, in order to eliminate the remaining Spartans. All Spartans are killed in the ambush.
      • Nikolai-Z035 is killed.
      • Preston Vernette returns to command of the King Raven.
      • UNSC Victory at Genesis. Genesis was never glassed.
      • The Risk-Takers project is started by the Trust in direct response to Nighthawk and Anaconda. The project is under the direct supervision of Director C.G.B. Spender. The Risk-Takers are unaware of C.G.B. Spender's position as Director of Section 0, nor of his exact position inside of The Trust. Section 0 is unaware of C.G.B. Spender's involvement with The Trust. The Risk-Takers know him as "Cigarette Smoking Man", or simply, "Cancer Man".
  • 2540
    • January
      • The Covenant attacks San Angeles.
      • Preston Vernette is able to prove the existence of the Trust. Knowledge of The Trust become known to ONI Section 0 as a direct result of this. However, the identity of Trust operatives, if any, inside of the UNSC and ONI cannot be proven. Logistical information on The Trust and their activites does, however, get proven.
      • Existance of The Trust is classified by ONI. However, this was done due to the large number of Trust operatives that had infiltrated ONI.
      • Alexander-Z077 recieves a robotic arm.
      • Trust Initiative - Codename: Project Darkstar begins. Project authorized by Constantine Spender. Project Darkstar deemed "highly dangerous" and "incredibly hazerdous" by The Board of Chairmen.
      • Trust Initiative - Codename: Project Bent Spoon begins. Project authorized by The Board of Chairmen. Objective: Assassination of Preston J. Vernette in direct response to proving the existance of The Trust.
    • Febuary
      • Trust Initiative - Codename: Project Bent Spoon deemed a faliure. Reason: Subject has gone MIA, key personnel discovered murdered by subject.
  • 2541
    • Febuary
      • Trust Initiative - Codename: Project Darkstar deemed a faliure. Reason: Subject terminated by Nighthawk and Anaconda.
      • Trust Initiative - Codename: Project Sleeping Dragons begins. Project authorized by Constantine Spender. Objective: Elimination of Nighthawk and Anaconda in direct response to the termination of Project Darkstar subject.
    • March
      • The Covenant attacks Midnight.
      • Trust personnel is isolated and their base of operations is identified by Nighthawk and Anaconda. With the assistance of UNSC and ONI personnel, Nighthawk and Anaconda spearhead an assault on the Trust base of operations. All 122 Trust members are lost at this location. Sensative information was lost to soldiers under the command of Preston J. Vernette.
      • The Board of Chairmen increases their efforts to have Preston J. Vernette murdered.
      • Trust Initiative - Codename: Project Sleeping Dragons deemed a faliure. Reason: Subjects terminated by Nighthawk and Anaconda.
  • 2542
    • June
      • The Covenant attacks Eclipse.
  • 2543
    • December
      • The Covenant attacks Dusk.
  • 2544
    • May
      • The Covenant attacks Grey Scales Colony
  • 2545
    • April
      • The Covenant attacks
  • 2546
  • 2547
  • 2548
  • 2549
    • March
      • Nighthawk and Anaconda are spotted on Paris IV.
      • ONI Section 0 devotes massive resources to the elimination of Nighthawk and Anaconda.
      • Vice Admiral Preston J. Vernette (temporary flash clone) is called in to deal with Nighthawk and Anaconda after multiple failed attepts to stop the duo.
      • Vice Admiral Vernette accpepts the task, despite working in full cooperation, unbeknownst to ONI Section 0, with Nighthawk and Anaconda.
      • Due to the crippled nature of the Spartan II and Spartan III programs, Nighthawk, Anaconda, and the flash clone of Vice Admiral Vernette orchastrate a fake death for Nighthawk and Anaconda.
      • Nighthawk and Anaconda are confimred dead by Vice Admiral Vernette and all those involved in the mission to kill Nighthawk and Anaconda.
      • The flash clone was subsequently killed by Nighthawk.
      • Vice Admiral Vernette returns to duty, commendated and highly praised for the completion of a mission where countless have failed.
      • Chieftain Barrabus returns to the Devotion from "religious observance leave"
      • The suits belonging to Nighthawk and Anaconda are fully repaired and stored away on Earth.
      • Nighthawk and Anaconda retire.
    • May
      • The Siege of Paris IV Begins.
      • Paris IV is glassed.
  • 2550
  • 2551
    • December
      • Task Force 117 is formed by Jacob Sharpmen and Texas
  • 2552
    • July
      • Vice Admiral Vernette and Chieftain Barrabus conspire to assassinate a Covenant Minor Prophet. Barrabus provides the location of where Barrabus was meeting the Prophet. The King Raven goes to carry out the entire operation. Vernette's crew is unaware of the agreement between Vernette and Barrabus. The Prophet, who is under the protection of the Elites, leaves Barrabus' ship to return to his own, via Phantom, only to be destroyed en-route by the King Raven. The King Raven slips away fro the scene without detection.
      • The Invasion of Reach, by the Covenant, begns. The invasion fleet is led by the Elites, but Barrabus is present in the fleet.
      • Preston J. Vernette is stationed at Reach at this time.
      • The UNSC Fleet is defeated, with only the King Raven remaining as the last ship, with the last few UNSC ships retreating the system. The King Raven hides in the engine wake of The Devotion to evade The Covenant in orbit of Reach.
      • Vernette assumes direct command of all remaining forces on Reach to continue fighting, to try and save Reach.
    • August
      • Preston Vernette is captured by the Elites. The Elites bring Vernette to Barrabus, who then conspires with Vernette to help him escape. The Elites, growing impatient with Barrabus' delays in questioning and interrogating Vernette resolve to do it themselves. Vernette is taken from Barrabus' ship and is to be delivered to an Elite ship via Phantom. Durig this time, Barrabus returned to the surface of Reach and re-activated a downed AA-turret and shot the Phantom down. Barrabus rushes to the crash site and uses a UNSC SNiper Rifle to cover Vernette's escape back to the UNSC.
      • Tyber Vernette is given the field promotion to General.
      • Preston Vernette is shot by an Insurrectionist sniper. The bullet piercess his heart and nearly kills him. Vernette is rushed back to the King Raven where emergancy surgery replaces his damaged heart with an artificial one.
      • Barrabus catches wind of the attempted assassination and goes and hunts down the insurrectionist responsible and kills him.
      • Barrabus, who was blamed for Vernette escaping, is attacked and captured by the Elite Spec-Ops commander Voro and his Spec-Ops squad. Barrabus is able to escape shortly after, returning to the Devotion.
      • Tyber Vernette is killed in defense of the Washabi Peli-Pads by the Spec-Ops Commander Voro. Tyber's body is returned to the King Raven.
      • Preston Vernette and Barrabus manage to trick Voro into an ambush. Voro is killed by Preston Vernette inretalliation for his brother's death.
      • The King Raven leaves Reach.
      • Vice Admiral Vernette is promoted Admiral and appointed a Fleet Admiral by the UNSC.
      • Vernette uses his clearence to authorize the creation of the Tyber AI.
    • October
      • Project CLOAK AND DAGGER nears completion.
      • George Hawke is assigned to be Preston Vernette's bodyguard.
      • Chieftain Barrabus begins investigating the Obsidian Hierarchy's renewed interest in him.
      • Vernette attends a HIGHCOM secuity briefing. AFter the conclusion of the Briefing, the Covenant begin their assault on Earth.
      • Vernette oversees the destruction of ONI Gamma Site, using the protocol of preventing the building of falling into enemy hands as a pretense for extracting a "classifed weapon" from the building's sub-basement
      • Vernette order's his soldiers to assist him in getting access to a HIGHCOM production facility where another "classified weapon" is stored. He emphasises the dangers of letting this weapon fall into enemy hands.
      • Texas, and several others from Task Force 117 are killed.
      • Task Force 117 is disbanded. Jacob Sharpmen returns to his family.
    • November
      • The King Raven is Destroyed.
      • Deputy Director Brandon Yates is killed.
      • Eugene Korman (Clone) is killed.
    • December
      • Chieftain Barrabus is betrayed by his second in Command, Fornicus. Barrabus is found and brought to the Dreadhawk to undergo augmentation. UNSC Files on Fleet Commander Barrabus are sealed. Barrabus is listed as killed, and Preston Vernette assigns a new name to Barrabus; Delta.
      • Delta officially defects to the UNSC. However, defection is kept a secret from the rest of the UNSC. Delta remains an enigmatic figure on the Dreadhawk, remaining a complete mysters to the crew, and rarely, if ever, being seen. Preston Vernette discloses no information on the engimatic Brute that had managed to find his way into the inner circle of Vernette's trust.
  • 2553
    • Febuary
      • Feet Admiral Preston Vernette is appointed Director of ONI Section 0. Preston Vernette assumed immediate command of the Cloak and Dagger.
      • Ongoing military compaign against the Covenant Remnant continues. Alliance with the Elites proves to be an asset, as the joint UNSC and Elite forces are able to hold the line.
      • Preston Vernette assigns Delta to assist Recovery Team Joker in securing Earth. Delta goes with RTJ to Texas to help stop a Covenant Remnant cell.
      • ONI takes an interest in Delta and decides to stage an abduction of the brute for analytical purposes. Delta is held in captivity for a short time before being found and rescued by Preston Vernette.
      • Daniel Letterman is killed.
      • Fornicus is captured on Earth by ODST teams. Fornicus is brought back to the Cloak and Dagger.
      • Lt. Cooke begins work on Fornicus, attemtping to recreate the augmentation process used on Barrabus.
      • ONI recieves intel that Admiral Rojas is assisting criminal elements.
      • Srgt Sanderson is killed.
      • Director Vernette orders an investigation of Admiral Rojas. Rojas is arrested and brought back to the Cloak and Dagger for questioning. Rojas reveals that a coup attempt is currently in motion to remove Vernette as Director, only to be replaced by someone more compromising.
      • Vernete, in an attempt to stop Cooke, proceeds to one of the UNSC's command centers in Kentucky. However, Vernette is betrayed by the UNSC, which was manipulated by Cooke. Vernette is stripped of rank, cloned, and his death is faked in order to hide the reasons for the transition of power. Cooke changes his identity to Gibson, and assumes control of ONI as the new Director.
      • The now Director Gibson undergoes surgical reconstruction to change his appearence.
      • Delta, learning of the deception, defects from ONI in order to save Vernette from ONI Captivity. Delta leavs the Cloak and Dagger and steals a ground base naval vessel known as the Ticonderoga and uses it as his base of operations.
    • March
      • Delta manages to steal medical information from a UNSC Medical facility located in Berlin. These medical files veryify the cloning of Vernette, and the medical procedures performed on Gibson to alter his appearence.
      • With the assistance of Sergeant McTavish, Vernette is able to escape from his holding cell. Vernette soon discovers that he was imprisoned on a ship that was in orbit of Earth. Vernette managed to take control of the ship and perform an emergency landing. Vernette deliberately "landed" the prison ship right into the Kentucky HIGHCOM HQ, killing the officers who killed him, save for Director Gibson.
      • Vernette was able to Contact Delta to pick him up and bring him back to the Ticonderoga.
      • Vernette managed to regroup some of his crew that had either been scattered or imprisoned by Cooke. Vernette was able to retake the Cloak and Dagger and kill Cooke.
Post War Era
  • 2554
  • 2555
    •  April
      • Jacob Sharpmen is reinstated to ONI and granted his rank of Captain.
      • Risk-Takers are killed off by Nighthawk and Anaconda. Lyle-007 is one of the first to go. The Risk-Takers lose their synchronization and pay for it dearly. Their is only one last piece of the Risk-Takers that is left functioning, and this is Phoenix, the AI. Phoenix is given to Jacob Sharpmen moments before the deaths of the final two Spartans.
      • Jacob Sharpmen finds out the real identity of Nighthawk and Anaconda.
    • May
      • Jacob is promoted to the Rank of Major, and granted the title of Agent.
      • Junior enlists in the UNSC.
    • July
      • Jacob looses his right leg in battle with Elites. His leg is replace by a cybernetic prosthetic.
      • Flin Rol'Malda is killed.
      • Junior is killed. His death is hard on Jacob.
      • Jacob returns to J-2 Alpha. He and his wife, Abigail, divorce shortly afterward.
    • August
      • Jacob looses his left arm in battle with Nighthawk and Anaconda. His arm is replace by a cybernetic prosthetic.
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