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Ancient History

BC106

AD196

  • Emperor Septimius Severus orders the construction of a new headquarters for the Legion of Hercules in Byzantium.

196-530

The Middle Ages

c. 500

  • Dragons appear in Europe.

530

596

  • Saint Augustine’s mission to convert England is stopped by a werewolf attack.
  • Pope Gregory I negotiates a treaty with the dragons.

725

  • Several Islamic alchemists begin corresponding about monsters.

742

  • Islamic scholars compile The Wisdom of Allah.

744

  • The Wisdom of Allah society is formed.

c. 1000

1204

  • Christian Crusaders sack Constantinople, causing the Kallinikoi to flee.

c. 1400

c. 1450 Gerard Von Schraffenberger becomes obsessed with the idea of scientifically creating life.Some claim that Schraffenberger was the inspiration for Mary Shelly’s Victor Frankenstein character. 1562

  • Queen Elizabeth offers the Kallinikoi a permanent shelter, and gives them castle they dub the Herakleion.

Age of Discovery

1632

  • The pirate “Bloody” Bart Quinn is killed. Many people believe that Quinn left a hoard of treasure buried on an island off the coast of Mexico. This legendary treasure has yet to be found.

c. 1820

  • Settlers in the Blue River area of Indiana are terrorized by a creature known as the Fire Bear.

1845

  • Professor Phillip Points heads out into the world to research monsters.
  • The vampire Horace Ray kills his own family in North Carolina.

1849

1866

1867

1876

  • James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok is killed by Jack McCall in Deadwood, South Dakota Territory while playing poker. Hickok was holding two pairs, aces and eights. The hand has since been known as “the dead man’s hand.”

1878

1895

  • Stagger Lee Shelton kills Billy Lyons in cold blood folowing a gambling argument. Shelton is sentenced to death,but after several failed execution attempts, the sentence is commuted to life in prison.

Early 20th Century

1904

1909

  • The construction of Witterstadt mansion is completed.

1919

1922

  • A man named Herrick begins doing detective work for the rich and influential.

1925

1926

1927

1928

  • The FBI assembles a top-secret task force dubbed “The Intangibles” to battle Capone’s undead minions.

1936

  • Blues singer Robert Johnson allegedly sells his soul to Satan.

1938

  • Businessman Leon Witterstadt dies, and his eccentric daughter Sadie inherits the estate.

1939

  • A murder in New York City almost sparks an interplanetary war; the Herrick Agency intervenes and defuses the situation.

1941

  • The American Crimefighters' Association assembles to battle Axis agents in America and abroad. Throughout the course of the war, the ACA battles cybernetically enhanced gorillas, surrealist terrorists, submarine pirates, and many other menaces.

1942

  • Nazi uber-zeppelins mount an attack on New York City.

1944

  • The Kallinikoi foil the Nazi’s Plan Entscheidungskamps but most of them die in the process.

1945

  • The ACA disbands after its final mission.

Cold War Era

1946

  • American nuclear testing creates giant ants.

1948

1949

1951

1952

1953

  • The Herrick Agency helps Mars and Venus negotiate a treaty; tragically the war flares up one final time, doomsday weapons are deployed, and both planets are rendered barren.

1954

1956

1958

  • Galaxikhan attacks.
  • The secret society known as The Justice Band is formed. Their original goal is to collect potentially dangerous artifacts to prevent their misuse.

1959

1961

  • The League of Alphabetical Madmen is formed.
  • Two University of Kentucky students allegedly experience a “time slip” finding themselves in the middle of an 1979 feud between the Callahan and Deaton clans of Devil’s Hollow, Kentucky. One of the men is killed in the fighting.

1963

1964

  • The Anti-Armageddon Alliance is formed.
  • The Maguire Federal Correctional Institute, better known (for reasons not clearly known) as “Tool Town” opens in Montana. Its first inmate is Dr. Unspeakable. A new security designation, “hyper-maximum” was adopted for the facility, the most heavily guarded prison in the nation.
  • A small cruise ship operating out of Hawaii disappears during a storm. Its seven passengers and crew are presumed dead.

1965

1965

1966

1967

1969

  • Nigel H. Mert, better known as former ACA member The Spring, rejects modern society for a simpler (and more springocentric) life in the Ozark Mountains. He soon begins to attract followers among the hippie generation, becoming a minor cult figure.
  • The short-lived series Lance Jackson & The Red Sun is cancelled after the moon landing negates its premise.

1970

1971

  • Samuel Gundersen and others break the monster-hunting ban, leading to Gundersen’s trial.
  • During the Senates investigation of M-Force, many cities pass anti-vigilante laws to prevent similar tragedies from occurring due to costumed crimefighters. Ultra City, Minnesota is the most notable exception to the rule. Rather than outlaw “super-heroes,” the city council made resident heroes The Ultra Squad special officers of the city’s police force.

1972

  • The Senate passes FMHA-72.
  • A crack commando unit is sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit.

1973

1975

1976

  • The tour bus belonging to Groovin' Zed & The Roller Kings, who had a minor hit on college radio stations with their song “Peyote,” is found abandoned in the Arizona desert. None of the band members is ever heard from again.

1978

1979

  • Sam Milton directs his first movie, The Thing That Came From The Grave The film is a surprise hit.

1980

1982

1985

1986

1987

1988

Late 20th Century

1990

1993

1994

1995

1997

  • A woman claiming to be the reincarnated goddess Artemis founds a temple to herself near Olympia, Washington.
  • Austrailian businessman Ian Gallownorth establishes Northwind to protect his investments in the Pacific Rim. Northwind is world’s first corporate sponsored super-hero team.

1998

21st Century

2000

2002

  • M-Force celebrates its 50 year anniversary and opens up a European office in the Herakleion.

2003

2004

2005

  • A new incarnation of the ACA is formed.

The Future

c. 2070

  • Yum Yum Girl wages a bloody, brutal war to restore the innocence of her youth.

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