What's the Story, Mother?   Posted by MUTHUR 6000.Group: 0
MUTHUR 6000
Sun 12 Jul 2020
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TIMELINE SYNOPSIS

2023:
Following Peter Weyland's TED TALK address of 2023, Weyland Industries begins
developing new technologies for the future.  Projects include advanced artificial
intelligence, FTL drives, atmospheric processors for terraforming inhospitable worlds,
and hypersleep pods.  Weyland produces the first DAVID series of androids.

2031:
Terraforming operations begin on Luna.  Weyland Corporation launches the first FTL
space exploration vessel, the HELIADES.

2039:
The UK and Japan establish settlements on MARS and TITAN.  Weyland Industries
creates a breathable atmosphere on extrasolar planet GJ667CC.  The Outer Veil is
discovered.  It is established as the Frontier.

2042:
HD85512 B, the first off-world penal colony is established by the Weyland
Corporation.  Several other corporations begin to capitalize on extra-solar
development.  Mining colonies on Saturn and Jupiter become viable, producing
materials vital to FTL travel.

2066:
Small colonies begin to take hold in the Outer Rim Territories.  The United States
begins work on a peacekeeping force to maintain order off-world.  This leads to the
formation of the United Americas Outer Rim Defense Fleet and later, the Colonial
Marine Corps.  Weyland's DAVID Series Seven androids become commonplace in the
workforce.

2088:
Leading the technological revolution with such companies as Weyland Corp and the
Yutani Corporation, the Three World Empire is formed from the UK, Japan and other
nations.

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Sun 12 Jul 2020
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2091:
Weyland Corp launches the infamous USCSS PROMETHEUS on a mission to find the origins
of humanity.  The ship is lost with all hands and presumed destroyed.  The death of
founder Peter Weyland and CEO Meridith Vickers leaves the Weyland Corporation in
financial ruin.  By the turn of the century, the company is bought out and merged
with the Yutani Corporation to form Weyland-Yutani.
   *(Prometheus)*

2103:
The USCSS COVENANT, Earth's first long distance colonization effort is announced.
The fanatical group known as Earth Savers repeatedly fails to sabotage the Covenant
mission.  North, South and Central America unify to form the United Americas.  The
Covenant is successfully launched from Earth orbit, carrying over 2000 colonists
and embryos bound for planet Origae-6 in the distant Sector 87.
   *(Alien: Covenant)*

2106:
Civil war breaks out on Torin Prime in the Outer Rim.  At the resolution of the
two-year conflict, the planet is reinstated into the United American Colonies.
Over fifteen thousand lives are lost when the UAS troop carrier ARCHANGEL is
destroyed during a peacekeeping mission to Thedus.  In the wake of these conflicts,
the Union of Progressive Peoples is formed.

2121:
Commercial towing vehicle USCSS NOSTROMO departs Thedus for Earth.  For reasons
unknown, the Nostromo sets down on LV-426.  The ship subsequently resumes course
until the engines are set to overload by the ship's third officer, again for
reasons unknown.
   *(Alien)*

2137:
The Nostromo's flight recorder is salvaged and brought to SEVASTOPAL STATION.
The station is destroyed and it plummets into the atmosphere of planet KG348.
MENDAL STATION on the Outer Rim also disappears.  Three years later, contact is
lost with Seegson Station LV 44-40 and the Wright-Aberra Waystation as well.  In
response, the first ANCHORPOINT STATION is established between the Core Systems
and the Outer Rim to allow for safe passage to and from the Frontier.
  *(Alien: Isolation)*

2157:
The Hadley's Hope terraformed colony is established on LV-426.

2162:
The Colonial Marines instate a draft on the colonies.  The Tientsin Campaign on the
frontier world of 8-Eta Bootis A III is fought between the United Americas and the
Union of Progressive Peoples.  There is no decisive win for either side.

2179:
A shuttle from the long-lost Nostromo is recovered by a deep salvage team.  The
colony on LV-426 stops communicating with Gateway Station.  Colonial Marines
onboard the USS SULACO are sent to investigate.  The Hadley's Hope colony is
destroyed in a thermonuclear explosion.  The Sulaco goes missing, but one of her
EEV pods crashes on the maximum security planet Fiorina 161.  The facility there
is quarantined and shut down.  There is one survivor.  The first ANCHORPOINT
STATION sufferes a catastrophic reactor meltdown and is destroyed.
   *(Aliens, Alien3)*

2180-Present Day:
The new ANCHORPOINT STATION is established.  Tensions flare on the frontier as
factions accuse each other of foul play during the Hadley's Hope incident.
Robert Morse transmits "Space Beast" throughout the colonies and it is
subsequently banned.  Mistrust escalates as rumors of deadly alien lifeforms
and company bioweapons spread across the frontier.

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USCSS CRONUS

OVERVIEW

Type: Scientific Exploratory Vessel

Manufacturer: Weyland Corp

Model:  Weyland Heavy Exploration/Prospecting Vessel

Class: Heliades-class

Reg: 142601

Current Affiliation: Weyland-Yutani Corporation

Status: Missing - Presumed Lost

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CREW MANIFEST
MISSION LOG
SHIP HISTORY

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USCSS CRONUS HISTORY

The USCSS Cronus was a Weyland Corporation Heliadies-class science vessel launched
in 2110 under the command of Captain Anthony Drummer.  Her maiden voyage was a
survey mission to <REDACTED> in the <REDACTED> sector.  She was reported overdue
Dec 12, 2110 and declared missing and likely lost in 2113.

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