Timeline (Beta)

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The Timeline is a mostly linear progression of events as experienced by OCESS and its membership. Due to OCESS' frequent use of time travel, and according to the Many-worlds interpretation, all events modified by time travel continue to exist unaltered in their original universe, implying that the Timeline exists across multiple universes. As such, the timeline follows the history of the universe somewhat linearly until OCESS' inception, after which it largely follows OCESS as an organization and the Admiral, rather than any of its individual members. Any time that OCESS notably changes the timeline and, as a result, the universe in which it primarily operates, a separate instance is created and linked below. The Slipstream is the mechanism for most time travel, intentional or accidental.

OCESS Timeline


13.8 bya

Universe was created. The mechanism by which it was created is up to debate; the most commonly accepted theory is the Big Bang.

4.5 bya

Earth was created. Gravity pulled in dust and gas that was floating in space to form a terrestrial planet.(1)

Before 2.75 bya

Ethan emerges from the Slipstream after falling into it as a child.



Bytown is founded on the shore of the Kichisippi river, a logging and agricultural community.


Bytown is renamed to Ottawa, from the Algonquin Adawe, meaning to trade.


Canada achieves independence from Britain. Ottawa is chosen as its capital.


OC Transpo is founded.


The Planetary Protection Society (PPS) is founded by members from Canada, South Korea, and Australia with the goal of preserving the natural order of non-Earth celestial bodies and preventing human interference.


Transverse The World is founded by entrepeneur Robert Tirnof in Saskatoon.


The Slipstream is first observed at Hurdman Central Station.


The Slipstream is officially documented by the city of Ottawa after a time mishap occurs on an OC Transpo construction site.
The Canadian Time Anomalies Analysis Bureau (CTAAB) was founded to investigate the Slipstream and its effects.



The Ontario Bureau for Exploration and Settlement of Space was founded by the Admiral (then Terry Pritchett) and Evan Turing with the goal of involving the younger generation in space exploration, as well as getting Canada more active in the world of space exploration.


OBESS' first-ever mission, Turak 1987, is launched with a six-man crew. Anya and Alexei Karsolo, two cosmonauts from the USSR, are among the astronauts.


OBESS' second-ever mission, Deja 1988, is launched with a six-man crew, including three returning Turak astronauts. Habitat Commander Andrew Miles is killed on a maintenance EVA due to an unplanned venting of the AYSE drive module; this was either a freak accident or the doing of the newly-installed Deepmind artificial intelligence.


OBESS stops conducting independent missions due to Miles' death. The ISSS invites several OBESS members to join their mission, Luna 1989.


OBESS participates in the ISSS' Luna 1990.
The city of Ottawa offers OBESS extra funding in exchange for merging with CTAAB and assuming its responsibilities; OBESS accepts.


OBESS participates in the ISSS' Luna 1991.
The Soviet Union collapses, ending the Cold War.
The Russian Treaty Executive Committee (RTEC) is founded to enforce the treaties that ended the Cold War.


OBESS conducts its first independent mission in 4 years, Luna 1992. Five students from the United States participated in the mission.