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HISTORY of the MOON EPAPHUS
~ Third moon of Thoriam, second planet of Epsilon Eridani ~
3235-930,000 AD
(1,500,000 Epaphian Years)










Timekeeping on Epaphus


Like most moons in the Universe, Epaphus is tidally locked to it’s parent planet (the red gas giant, Thoriam). This means that, not only does the same side of Epaphus always face Thoriam, but that the time it takes to orbit Thoriam is also the same as the length of it’s day (8.22 earth days).
The moon Epaphus’ day/month (commonly refered to as a “longday”) is so inhumanly long that it became necessary to divide it into eights units that more closely match the human circadian rhythm. As such, these roughly 24-hour periods are known as “circads”, and are themselves divided into 24 Epaphian hours.





1 “Epaphus Year

= 0.59824 Earth years, 26.58 Epaphian “longdays”, or 212.64 “circads”
1 “Longday = 8 “circadsor 8.22074 earth days
1 “Circad

= 1.02759 earth days, 24:40 earth hours or simply 24 Epaphian hours


The 8 Circads of the Epaphian “Longday”

1. Circad Solis, 2. Circad Arcas, 3. Circad Harmonis, 4. Circad Freyas,
5. Circad Thoris, 6. Circad Odis, 7. Circad Hephaestus, and 8. Circad Dardanus

Locally, these Circads can also be knowns as either:
the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th circad of the long day,
or the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th circad of the long night.

Which of the 8 Circads represent which part of the day or night depends on which part of the moon Epaphus one is on.
eg. At the Prime Meridian, Circad Solis corresponds with the 1st Circad of the long day.






Primary dates are listed in the “Epaphian Colonial Calendar” which uses as it’s base unit: “Epaphus Years” (the time it takes Epaphus’ and it’s parent planet, Thoriam, to revolve around their sun). These “Epaphus years” are equal to about 0.598 Earth years.


On average, there are 212.64 circads in an Epaphian year. That being so, every 3rd and 25th year on the Epaphian calendar there are 212 circads (or 26.625 longdays); every other year has 213 (or 26.5 longdays).
Also, every Epaphian year is divided evenly into 27 longdays, each of which turn over at the start of Circad Solis. Because of this, the year often begins somewhere in the middle of the longday. In these cases, the 1st longday of that year and the 27th longday of the previous year are one and the same.





The Epaphian Calendar begins on November 25th, 3235 A.D. (Circad Solis, Longday 1, E.Y. 1)









Epaphian Year 1, 3235 AD
the Argus Panoptes lands on Epaphus and begins to build colonies there.


E.Y. 1-c.100, 3235-c.3300 AD
The Terraformation of Epaphus
From the beginning the moon Epaphus had oceans and a thick atmosphere but was barren of life. When Mankind arrived he seeded the world with life and transformed the atmosphere to one breathable by his own kind.


E.Y. 284, 3405 AD
The Epistemian Republic is Founded
by the legendary and renowned Doctor Inachus.


E.Y. 284-c.1400, 3405-c.4100 AD
The Formation Era of the Epistemian Republic.


E.Y. 326, 3430 AD
a colonial fleet is sent to the star Tau Ceti.


E.Y. 377, 3461 AD
the colonial fleet arrives at Tau Ceti and colonises the third planet, Deianara.


E.Y. 383, 3464 AD
a fleet of Terran warships arrives at Deianara and mobilize against the Epaphians igniting mankind's first interstellar war.


E.Y. 383-403, 3464-3476 AD
the Deianaran Colonial War.


c.E.Y. 1400-2800, c.4100-4900 AD
The Disruption Era of the Epistemian Republic.


E.Y. 2054-2166, 4464-4531 AD, Tau Ceti Year 1281-1366
The First Abderitan Rebellions in the Tau Ceti System.


E.Y. 2802-2882, 4911-4959 AD
The Term of Office of Doctor Phoroneus:
Restored order and prosperity to the Epistemian Republic after over a thousand years of violence and corruption.





From here on primary dates are listed using the “Age of Elaboration” Calendar


1 A.E. 4916 AD,
(E.Y. 2811)
Doctor Phoroneus proclaims the dawn of a new era.
Henceforth, the Epaphian Year 2811 shall be Year 1 of the Age of Elaboration.


1-c.650 A.E. 4916-c.5300 AD,
(E.Y. 2811-c.3450)
The Elaboration Era of the Epistemian Republic.


165 A.E. 5015 AD,
(E.Y. 2975)
the Epistemian Republic colonises the planets Belus and Danaus of the Delta Eridani System.


471-577 A.E. 5198-5261 AD,
(E.Y. 3281-3387)
The Second Abderitan Rebellions in the Tau Ceti System.


577 A.E. 5261 AD, Tau Ceti Year 2298,
(E.Y. 3387)
Epistemian forces are defeated by the Abderitan rebel leader, Thromius.
Abderus wins its independence.


c.600-2003 A.E. c.5300-6115 AD,
(E.Y. c.3400-4813)
(c.2300-894 Years Before the Messiah)
The Decline Era of the Epistemian Republic


672 A.E. 5318 AD,
(E.Y. 3482)
The Epistemian Republic withdraws its forces from the newly terraformed worlds, Belus and Danaus, of the Delta Eridani System.


678 A.E. 5322 AD, Tau Ceti Year 2376,
(E.Y. 3488)
The Epistemian Republic withdraws its forces from the Tau Ceti System, granting the planet Deianara its independence.


1825 A.E. 6008 AD,
(E.Y. 4635)
Captain Starkey and his intrepid crew arrive in the Epsilon Eridani system aboard their damaged starship, the Wayward Son...


1992-2003 A.E. 6108-6115 AD,
(E.Y. 4802-4813), (905-894 B.M.)
The Terran Invasion and the Fall of the Epistemian Republic
The Terran Autocracy of Earth attempts to invade Epaphus, and although it topples the Epistemian Republic, it succeeds only in acquiring one small province on the windy moon: the Province of Terrania.


2097 A.E. 6171 AD,
(E.Y. 4907), (800 B.M.)
Arrival of the ancient starship Merrodaeo's Ark, bringing the Malaki, the refugees of Malakbel, chased off their homeplanet by the evil Sireans.


c.2600 A.E. c.6470 AD,
(E.Y. c.5400), (c.300 B.M.)
The Malaki unite with the Terranians. Earth loses possession of Terrania.


2631-2897 A.E. 6509-6649 AD,
(E.Y. 5441-5707), (266-1 B.M.)
The Reign of the Malaki Judges





From here on primary dates are listed counting from the arrival of Chalcus, the Epaphian Messiah


Year 1 of the Epaphian Messiah, (E.Y. 5707), 6649 AD
The Coming of Chalcus, the Epaphian messiah.


12 E.M., (E.Y. 5718), 6656 AD
Chalcus departs from Epaphus.
~ Leoje, the greatest of Chalcus' followers establishes “His Empire”.


c.400 E.M., (E.Y. c.6100), c.6900 AD
the Apostates seperate from “His Empire”.


660 E.M., (E.Y. 6366), 7044 AD
the Final Battle between the Apostates and the Followers.
~ Fall of “His Empire”.


660-8430 E.M., (E.Y. 6366-14,136), 7044-11,692 AD
the Heretical Age
For 7,770 Epaphian years, the windy moon is ruled by a scattering of wicked nations full of unbelievers. During this long, dark time there were few men who retained the memory of Lord Chalcus, until the time the prophet of the Lord came and restored men's faith.


8430 E.M., (E.Y. 14,136), 11,692 AD
the great prophet, Omni Helaman, restores belief in Holy Chalchus and the Faith of the Followers is established.


c.8950 E.M., (E.Y. c.14,650), c.12,000 AD
the Followers gain countrol over all Epaphus.


9009-9961 E.M., (E.Y. 14,715-15,667), 12,038-12,608 AD, Phaethon Years 5182-5481
The Chalcusian Crusades.
the Holy Summoners arrive at Epaphus having being expelled by the infidel Calreighans of Phaethon. they convince the Followers to conquer Phaethon in the name of Holy Chalcus. thus follows centuries of glorious war.


9961 E.M., (E.Y. 15,667), 12,608 AD
following his victory in the Last Chalcusian Crusade, the evil Lord Draugar the Necromancer lords over all of Phaethon with an iron fist.


10,075-10,100 E.M., (E.Y. 15,781-15,806), 12,676-12,691 AD
The Second Terran Invasion
an invasion fleet from Earth arrives at Epaphus and fights a long drawn out war, and Epaphus is conquered in the name of the Terran Empire.


10,100-13,236 E.M., (E.Y. 15,806-18,942), 12,691-14,567 AD
The Terran Empire
The godless Terrans arrive from Earth and establish a society abundant in worldly goods and temptation.


c.12,700 E.M., (E.Y. c.18,400), c.14,250 AD
The Space Pirate War.
as punishment for their vile wickedness, the Lord sends hordes of Space Pirates into the Epsilon Eridani System to reap havoc on the lost people of Epaphus.


13,236 E.M., (E.Y. 18,942), 14,567 AD
the Terran Empire collapses and Epaphus becomes independent once more.
~ the Omnian Theocracy is formed.


13,236-? E.M., (E.Y. 18,942-?), 14,567-? AD
The Omnian Theocracy





From here primary dates will again be listed in Epaphian Years


c.E.Y. 46,700-54,400, AD 31,200-35,800
The Red Star Era
Luyten 726-8, a red dwarf binary known to the Epaphians as the Red Star, passes within a light-year of Epaphus, bringing hordes of space pirates who terrorize the Epaphian people for a hundred and fifty generations.


E.Y. 55,676, c.36,540 AD
the aging theocrat Thenitas travels to Mother Earth to buy a drop of Amrita from the Almighty King Enmenleus.


E.Y. 55,711, 36,564 AD
birth of Athartas, the immortal theocrat.


c.E.Y. 81,160, c.51,790 AD
the immortal Alalium is sent in cryostasis to Epaphus, there to sleep forever.


E.Y. 132,111, 78,357 AD
Darian the Earthboy awakens the immortal Alalium from his 44,000 year sleep.


c.E.Y. 145,134, 90,060 AD
Alalium's empire is defeated by the Jeshuron people.


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c.E.Y. 1,280,000, 770,000 AD
Elsewhere in the Galaxy: the wormhole portal is invented allowing Faster-Than-Light travel for the first time Man's history.


By this time, Epaphus (now named Kurellon III) is a cold, tundra world inhabited by eskimo-like people who ride walrus-like creatures.


E.Y. 1,413,660, 848,943 AD
Kurellon III is discovered by Calvor the Galactic Explorer and is connected via wormhole portal to Galactic Civilisation.


c.E.Y. 1,462,150, c.877,950 AD
Kurellon III becomes a part of the Galactic Empire.


E.Y. 1,485,920, 892,172AD
The Decline of the Galactic Empire
Kurellon III becomes a part of a local interstellar kingdom ruled by the planet Banipal V (called Enuma in more ancient times).


E.Y. 1,503,953, 902,960AD
The Galactic Alliance is Founded


E.Y. 1,504,102, 903,049AD
The Kingdom of Banipal V, including Kurellon III, becomes annexed into the Galactic Alliance.


E.Y. 1,505,555, 903,918AD
Chancellor Apollyon of the Galactic Alliance declares himself Emperor of the Galaxy.
~ The Galactic Empire is Reborn


E.Y. 1,505,655-1,505,665, 903,979-903,985AD
The Final War of Galactic Civilisation
The Galaxy is invaded by the Darxtarian Empire which was thought to have dissappeared thousands of years earlier.


E.Y. 1,505,665, 903,985AD
The Battle of Dagorath and The Galactic Cataclysm
In the final battle of the war, the Omicron, a giant edifice situated around the black hole at the center of the Galaxy, is destoyed.
Because the Omicron facilitated all Faster-Than-Light travel and communication in the Galaxy, Kurellon III, along with all other worlds, is forever isolated from the rest of the Galaxy
Despite this isolation, the Kurellonians manage to maintain a civilisation of sorts on their cold moon for thousands of years after the Cataclysm.


But, unbeknownst to these people, a wave of deadly radiation, caused by the destruction of the Omicron, is racing across the Galaxy, destined to strike Kurellon III in roughly 45,000 local years.


E.Y. 1,505,665-c.1,550,000, 903,985-c.930,000AD
The Post-Cataclysm Era


c.E.Y. 1,550,000, c.930,000 AD
The Astrothanatos
The wave of deadly radiation caused by the destruction of the Omicron strikes Kurellon III and all life on the moon is destroyed.









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