15?? - The Synaxis formed.
1969 - (May) The Berkeley Trials begin.
1970 - (July) The Witness Trials begin.
1971 - (February) First Manipulator “educated.”
1971 - (November) Project Pantheon established.
198? - Second Manipulator “educated.”
198? - The Third Manipulator “educated” at provisional site Sheol.
1985 - Nicolai deployed to Afghanistan to fight alongside the Soviet Army. There, Nicolai engages and kills the second American manipulator and wounds the third, whose mission it was to train Mujhadeen rebels as Manipulators.
1991 - Fall of the Soviet Union
199? - Nicolai fights alongside rebels in Bosnia. Jude is dispatched to investigate. Jude spends the next 6 months tracking down Nicolai, who has fashioned himself as a near mystical warlord. After an intense game of cat and mouse, Jude battles Nicolai. Nicolai eventually yields, and defects to the U.S.
2000 - Graves promoted to LTC.
2003 - Graves promoted to COL.
2003 - Invasion of Iraq. Jude and Francis are deployed ahead of the initial forces in order to secure a suspected Iraqi Manipulator, Fatima. U.S. Intelligence was previously tipped off to her existence via the detection of a series of massive bridging events by orbiting MASINT satellites.
2006 - Thaddeus and the Brian sisters, Dr. Leslie Bryan and Dr. Lane Bryan, begin to reconstruct the missing 12th notebook from the Berkeley Trials, and realize that it is a semi-corporeal, quantum computer. Construction begins almost immediately.
2007 - Maria Salazar has a romantic tryst with future Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez. Maria is believed to have been responsible for the tumor that later developed in Chavez’s brain, purportedly using her manipulator powers to secretly cultivate it.
2008 - Jude performs his final mission with the Pantheon project before retiring: the exfiltration of a suspected ex-Soviet manipulator with the ability to see all possible timelines at once. The mission does not go according to plan.
2009 - Graves promoted to Brigadier General.
2010 - The Higher Man recovered in Nebraska. Their previous theories confirmed regarding the possibility of a human elevating to the level of the Tradesmen, the Synaxis move forward with their plans and fund further research into more potent combinations of XS6.
2013 - The death of Dr. Peter Dirac. Dirac is swallowed in a bridging event reportedly caused by his nascent manipulator powers that had developed after he was drugged by
now rogue agent, Francis Pascal. Pascal escapes capture. Jude is recalled into service in order to investigate.
2014 - A Chinese Manipulator publicly destroys a Japanese Self Defense Force vessel off the coast of the contested Senkoku Islands, in an event which comes to be known as the Senkoku Island incident.