Planejammer Campaign Setting
Dimension - Alien and Predator
3.2 billion B.C: The Space Jockeys control much of the galaxy, including Earth (Destroying Angels).
1.6 billion B.C: The Space Jockeys are nearly wiped out by the Aliens (Destroying Angels).
1100 A.D.: Saint George witnesses a ball of fire fall from the sky. From the ball of flame arises a dragon (actually a Yautja) which he slays with his lance (Aliens vs. Predator: Annual #1 – Old Secrets).
1358: Li Yat, a charlatan, encounters the Yautja in Tokyo (Aliens vs. Predator: Eternal #1).
1718: A band of pirates are hunted by a Yautja, who eventually takes a gun crafted in 1715 with the word “Roanoke” engraved in it (Decade of Dark Horse #1).
1863: Two opposing Civil War units unite to oppose a Predator (Predator: Hell Come A’
1881: A Predator hunts in Bengal, India, giving rise to the legend of the rakshasa (Predator: Nemesis).
1896: A Predator hunts in London, England, giving rise to the legend of Spring-Heeled Jack (Predator: Nemesis).
1914: Predators take part in the killing of World War I (Predator: Bloody Sands of Time).
1926: A Predator kills an escape inmate from the Big Cypress Penitentiary in the Everglades (Dark Horse Presents #46).
1931: A Predator hunts in Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, giving rise to the legend of the Gollywomp (Predator: Strange Roux).
1936: A Predator hunts in the Serengeti, giving rise to the legend of the Dudu Ya Porini (Predator: Jungle Tales).
1947: A Nazi commandant encounters a Predator in his quest for gold (Dark Horse Presents #137 – Predator: Demon’s Gold).
1950: Dr. Daniel Ripley kills an alien Queen in his hometown (Earth Angel).
1958: A Predator hunts in Fleener Creek, Oregon (Predator: Kindred).
1959: A Predator hunts in Hollywood, California (Predator: Invaders from the 4th Dimension).
1968: Predators hunt during the Vietnam War (Predator: Bloody Sands of Time).
1984: A Predator hunts in Nicaragua (Predator: Captive).
1987: In the jungles of South America, a group of hardened Special Forces commandos are on a routine rescue mission when they find themselves being hunted by an alien predator. The group is slowly whittled away a Predator, but eventually defeated by the sole surviving member of the commandos, Major Dutch Schaefer (Predator).
1988: A Predator hunts in Fleener Creek, Oregon (Predator: Kindred). A Predator hunts in Cobola County, New Mexico, attacking an Army base and giving rise to the legend of the adilgashii (Predator: Big Game).
1989: A fleet of Predators hunt in New York City, pursuing Dutch Schaefer’s brother (Predator: Concrete Jungle).
1990: A Predator ship crash lands in Yamal Peninsula, Siberia. Russian and American troops battle to take control of the vessel, only to ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼have the Predators fix their ship and leave (Predator: Cold War).
1992: A Predator hunts human hunters in Kenya, Konza. Later, a prisoner takes credit for the kills in Tucson, Arizona. The Predator catches up to the braggart in Paloverdo State Penitentiary and kills him. With plentiful and worthy prey, the Predator keeps on killing until killed by inmates. Other Predators ultimately retrieve the corpse before Special Forces can get to it (Predator: Race War). Batman defeats a Predator in single combat. Disgraced, the Predator commits suicide with its own blade. Other Predators offer the blade to Batman as a sign of honor (Batman vs. Predator).
1993: Four Predators land in search of prey with superhuman capabilities: Ghost, Motorhead, Law, and X (Ghost #5, Agents of Law #6, Motorhead #1, X#18).
1994: Another Predator hunts Batman, this one a Bad Blood who is in turn hunted by two other Predators. Federal agents in turn hunt the Predators. All three Predators ultimately die in the pursuit (Batman vs. Predator II).
1996: Trackers pursue a Predator in the jungles of South America, only to be slaughtered. A 60-million robot is sent after it but is unsuccessful. Detective Schaefer is brought in to track down this Predator, the original that was supposedly killed by Dutch Schaefer (his brother) in 1987 (Predator: Dark River).
1997: A Predator hunts in Los Angeles, killing off various drug kingpins. Officer Mike Harrigan ultimately kills it. Other Predators ensure the original hunter’s ship is destroyed and leave Harrigan with a souvenior: a flintlock pistol, marked 1750 (Predator 2). A Predator hunts grizzly bears in the Alaskan wilderness (Predator: Primal).
1999: Billionaire Tyler Stern, who has created a Yautja-specific biosphere in the middle of the Nevada Desert, traps a one-armed Predator one within it. But the Predator gains the upper hand and ultimately activates its self- destruct sequence, destroying the biosphere, Stern, and all of his work (Predator: Captive). A conflict between Bad Bloods and another Predator hunts them. It is all photographed but the evidence is confiscated and all witnesses eliminated (Predator: Homeworld).
2000: Superman discovers the ship belonging to the Predator that Dutch Schaefer defeated (Superman vs. Predator). Later that year, the human-phobic alien race known as the Dominators genetically modify Predators to defeat the Justice League, only to have their experiment backfire. The Meta-Predators clash with the JLA but ultimately choose suicide over capture.
2003: A team of drillers, scientists and archaeologists led by a billionaire industrialist who travel to Antarctica to investigate ancient pyramid ruins buried deep beneath the ice which predate those in Egypt and Mexico, suggesting they were once the home of a great empire that ruled over the Earth first. When they finally reach one of the pyramids, however, they discover human skeletons and fossilized remains of alien creatures that appear to hug faces and burst out of chests, along with evidence that such aliens may still be alive somewhere in the ruins. The danger below them is frightening, but what the scientists also don’t know is that something as dangerous lurks above them, happy to have had someone uncover the Aliens: a group of five teenage Predators, following a tradition wherein young Predators come to Earth every thousand years to go through their hunting rituals to reach manhood (Aliens vs. Predator).
2020: FTL travel is discovered (Elder Gods). 2084: Mining colony established by Omni
Tech on Mira Ceti 4 (Elder Gods).
2024: Spearhead is formed to combat Predators with state of the art technology. At the same time, Subotai, an immortal Japanese samurai, decides on a final showdown with the Predators (Predator: Xenogenesis).
2227: A carrier containing Alien eggs is ambushed by Predators (Aliens vs. Predator: Xeongenesis).
2090: Three World Empire, also known as the Third World Empire, formed upon the United Kingdom establishing settlements on Mars and Titan (The ALIEN Universe Timeline).
2099: Aliens overrun the colony on Mira Ceti 4 (Elder Gods).
2101: United States Colonial Marine Corps is formed (Colonial Marines Technical Manual).
2103: Omni Tech rescue ship arrives at Mira Ceti 4. They find 104 dead and 428 missing. Cause unknown (Elder Gods).
2104: United Americas is formed. Formed in 2104 as a response to the United Kingdom Three World Empire. The United Americas is comprised of the North, Central and South American continents united under one government. However, certain duties remain the responsibility of specific nations including the United States Colonial Marine Corp and starships retaining US in their title (USS, USCSS) rather than switching to ‘UA.’ The United Kingdom would eventually become part of the UA prior to the year 2122 (Alien).
2106 – 2108: Torin Prime Civil War occurs in Outer Rim Territories (The ALIEN Universe Timeline).
2116: Nostromo is built (Colonial Marines Technical Manual). Dr. Lucien Keitel finds traces of xenomorphs 1.6 billion years old in Australia’s Great Desert (Destroying Angels).
2122 (June 3-6): USCSS Nostromo encounters what is assumed to be a distress signal emanating from the planetoid designated LV-426, in the Zeta-2-Reticuli system. Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane, and Navigator Lambert investigate a derelict spacecraft that contains the fossilized remains of an unknown alien species, and thousands of xenomorph eggs. One of the xenomorph spores (a ‘facehugger’) attaches itself to Kane’s face and plants an embryo in his throat, which then hatches, killing him. The hatchling (a ‘chestburster’) grows to over 7 feet tall and kills Dallas and Engineer’s Mate Brett. Warrant Officer Ripley discovers that Weyland-Yutani wants the Alien specimen and the crew of the Nostromo is considered expendable. It is revealed Science Officer Ash is in fact a Hyperdyne Systems 120-A/2 android, which has been protecting the Alien. Ash attacks Ripley and is rendered inoperative by Chief Engineer Parker. The Alien kills Parker and Lambert as they attempt to evacuate the Nostromo. Ripley programs the ship to self-destruct and escapes on a shuttlecraft Narcissus with the ship’s cat Mr. Jones. The Alien also escapes on the shuttle, but Ripley blows it out of the airlock, effectively killing it (Alien).
2130: A barge en route from an alien controlled planet goes derelict in Earth orbit (Earth Hive).
2137: Dr. Keitel locates a second derelict orbiting a planet in the Shambleau System (Destroying Angels).
2138: An expedition is sent out to the second derelict (Destroying Angels).
2140: Contact is lost with the expedition team to the second derelict (Destroying Angels).
2142: Troop Rescue and Recovery locates Dr. Keitel on a once Jockey-controlled planet (Destroying Angels).
2145 (October 19): A virus on board the USS Emerson starts killing the adult crew (Alchemy).
2147 (April 1): The Emerson sets down on a habitable planet and, led by the ship’s synthetic, gradually builds a colony in the ensuing decades (Alchemy).
2150: Vast advances are made with starship travel and FTL technology. Advances made in the area of artificial intelligence. Gateway Station is constructed in orbit around Earth. Shuttlecraft Narcissus drifts unnoticed through the Core Systems. Volcanic activity on LV-426 damages and partially buries the derelict spacecraft, previously investigated by the USCSS Nostromo (Alien).
2157: Hadley’s Hope is established (Aliens).
2160: A construction barge crash-lands on the Big Island of Hawaii, killing 100,000 people.
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2165: The Colonial Marine Corp reaches a peak 240,000 personnel at the end of the Tientsin campaign (Colonial Marines Technical Manual).
2175: Weyland Yutani scales back work on the correctional facility located on Fiorina 161, reducing staff to a custodial level of 25. Jonathan Clemens finishes his sentence and remains as medical officer (Aliens).
2179 (March – July): Shuttlecraft Narcissus is discovered by a deep salvage team, and Ellen Ripley and Mr. Jones the Cat are rescued (setting the record for the longest ever hypersleep). Ripley’s stories about the Alien are widely ignored. Having had her flight status revoked, Ripley takes up residence aboard Gateway Station, working with powerloaders in the loading docks. Ripley reluctantly agrees to accompany Burke and a Colonial Marine squad from 2nd Battalion, 9th Regiment to Acheron to investigate the USS Sulaco. Aliens attack the marines and Corporal Dietrich, Private Frost, Private Crowe, Private Wierzbowski, Master Sergeant Apone, and Private Drake are all killed or captured during the assault. Ripley and lone surviving child colonist Newt, along with Lieutenant Gorman, Corporal Hicks, PFC Hudson, and PFC Vasquez elect to take off and nuke the entire colony from orbit, despite Burke’s protests. However drop-ship pilots, Corporal Ferro and PFC Spunkmeyer are killed by an Alien, and the drop-ship crashes. The survivors join android/ synthetic/ artificial person Executive Officer L Bishop back at the main colony, and seal themselves in against the Aliens. As the Atmosphere Processing station is about to go critical (due to either Alien interference, smart-gun damage, or the drop- ship crash), the survivors on Acheron decide to get Bishop to remote pilot the second drop-ship down to Acheron in order to escape. Meanwhile Burke tries to get Alien specimens back to Earth by attempting to impregnate Ripley and Newt. They are saved, and as Burke is about to be executed by Hicks, the Aliens attack. Ripley and critically wounded Hicks escape through the airshafts to the landing field to meet Bishop. The Aliens capture Hudson, Burke, and Newt, while Vasquez and Gorman are killed during the evacuation. Ripley heads back into the disintegrating processing station, rescues Newt and encounters the Alien Queen. Ripley and Newt get back to the drop-ship and escape, only seconds before the station explodes. The Alien Queen (along with an egg) stows away on the drop-ship and attacks the group when they arrive back on the Sulaco. Bishop is torn in half. Ripley manages to battle the Queen hand-to- hand using a powerloader and blows the Queen out of the airlock (Aliens).
2179 (August): The egg left. by the Alien Queen on the USS Sulaco, hatches and impregnates Ripley while she is in hypersleep. Some of the facehugger’s acid blood causes a fire, and the Sulaco’s main computer evacuates the ship. The hypersleep chambers of Ripley, Newt, Hicks, and Bishop are put on board Emergency Evacuation Vehicle (EEV) unit 2650. It later crashes on Fiorina ‘Fury’ 161, an outer veil mineral ore refinery and men’s maximum- security correctional facility. Hicks and Newt are killed in the crash and Bishop is rendered inoperative. Superintendent Harold Andrews requests Weyland-Yutani immediately evacuate Ripley. Meanwhile the facehugger on the EEV impregnates, Spike, a dog belonging to Prisoner Thomas Murphy. The Alien attacks Prisoner Murphy who falls into a giant fan and is killed. It later attacks Prisoners Boggs and Rains, while Prisoner Golic escapes. Ripley reactivates Bishop who accesses the Sulaco’s flight recorder and tells her that the Alien was on board the Sulaco and is now on Fiorina. Shortly after, the Alien kills Medical Officer Jonathan Clemens. Before Ripley can alert Andrews, the Alien also takes him. A number of prisoners are killed in a fire while attempting to trap the Alien. It is revealed that Ripley has an Alien Queen inside of her. The next attempt to kill the Alien results in all the remaining prisoners deaths, apart from Prisoners Robert Morse and Leonard Dillon. Dillon is killed when he lures the Alien into the refinery’s lead works. Prisoner Morse dumps hot lead on the Alien, from which it escapes. Ripley turns the sprinklers on it, shattering the molten Alien into pieces. Michael Bishop, the human prototype for the Bishop model androids, arrives on the starship Patna at Fiorina just in time to see Ripley throw herself into the refinery’s furnace in order to stop Weyland-Yutani getting their hands on an Alien specimen. Warder Francis Aaron is shot when he attacks Bishop. Genetic samples of Ripley are collected. The Fiorina 161 facility is closed down and the sole survivor, Prisoner Morse is re-assigned. (Alien 3).
2179 (August 12): Space Command locates the empty Sulaco at O’Neill Station (Colonial Marines Technical Manual).
2179 (September 15): After tracking the Sulaco’s route back to Acheron, two Alien
￼￼￼￼￼specimens are obtained by Weyland Yutani from the Derelict (Colonial Marines Technical Manual).
2180: Conestoga-class cruisers are decommissioned (Colonial Marines Tech Manual).
2188: A plague sweeps through the town of Emerson (Alchemy).
2189: A new research station is established surrounding the Derelict on LV-426. It is later destroyed when its atmosphere processor goes critical, taking the Derelict with it (Aliens vs. Predator).
2190: Androids with artificial blood and memories developed (Female War).
2192 (April 5): The Benedict leaves earth to gain an Alien specimen from an alien-controlled planet. However, an Alien Queen is already on Earth, where fanatical Alien worshippers free it. Alien-Earth War begins (Earth Hive).
2192 (August): Multiple Alien nests in Madagascar are razed. Jakarta is obliterated by nuclear weapons after Aliens overrun it (Earth Hive).
2193 (February): The Benedict arrives at the alien-controlled world, closely followed by a rival ship – the K104. Earth is nearly completely infested at this point. The Australian continent is completely quarantined (Earth Hive).
2193 (November): The Benedict returns to Earth minus most of its complement, following encounters with the Aliens and the soldiers of the K104 (Earth Hive).
2194 (May): Escaping an Earth overrun by Aliens, Corporal Wilks, Billie, and the synthetic Bueller (all formerly of the Benedict) travel to a planetoid run by General Spears (Nightmare Asylum).
2194 (November): Spears tries to reclaim Earth with specially bred and trained Aliens. He fails (Nightmare Asylum).
2195 (July): The Queen Mother is taken from the Hiveworld by a group of marines led by a woman claiming to be Ellen Ripley (Female War).
2196 (February): The Queen Mother is dropped off on Earth, near a pile of nukes left. by one Dr Orona in Oregon (Female War).
2196 (August): Orona’s bombs are detonated (Female War).
2196 (September): Failed diplomacy with last surviving Space Jockey (Dark Horse Presents).
2197: Earth is slowly retaken and repopulated. Christian Bloomer discovers Royal Jelly (Music of the Spears).
2198: Xeno-Zip – a synthetic version of Royal Jelly – is created by the Grant Corporation (Genocide). Haunted by nightmares, Caryn Delacroix, AKA Ash Parnall, helps a female Predator find and free her missing children, while herself helping in the creation of a hybrid that is one third human, one third Alien, and one third Predator (The Deadliest of the Species).
2205: Ernst Kleist creates a genetically modified Alien, dubbed the ‘Rogue’ (Rogue).
2206: The USS Melville and its complement of Marines are destroyed trying to hunt down the human/Alien mutant known as ‘The Father’ (Colonial Marines).
2207: Anthony Crespi is the sole survivor of his marine squad after a skirmish with Aliens (Labyrinth).
2212: After her ship crashes on a backwater world, missionary Ann McKay helps a small group of colonists destroy an Alien that has been terrorizing them for the previous 9 months (Sacrifice).
2216: Crespi investigates Dr. Church at the Innominata (Labyrinth).
2217: Stan Mayakovsky creates the synthetic Alien ‘Norbert’ and later dies on AR-32 during a mission to gather Royal Jelly (Harvest). Goodwill Games re-started. Grant Corporation sends a team to the Hiveworld previously visited by Ripley in 2195, to get Royal Jelly (Genocide).
2220: Second robotic alien, Jerry is created (Stronghold).
2224: Damon Eddington dies creating the Symphony of Hate (Music of the Spears).
2225: Berserker squads employed to wipe out alien hives. The Berserker squad assigned to the Nemesis is decimated during a mission on Deep Space 949 (Berserker). Lara, Ellis and Jess – formerly of the Nemesis – hook up with Machiko Noguchi – formerly running with a pack of Predators – and escape the Alien infested planet of Bunda (Aliens vs. Predator: War).
2227: Strike force team tries to reclaim Salazar VII (Xenogenesis).
2310: Legate Muir’s oppressive reign in Emerson comes to an end (Alchemy).
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2325: The android industry goes into a decline (Alien Resurrection).
2340: Weyland-Yutani is bought out by Wal- Mart (Alien Resurrection).
2356: DNA samples belonging to Ellen Ripley who died on Fiorina 161 some 177 years earlier are re-discovered by the United System Military (Alien Resurrection).
2360: In an attempt to revitalize the android industry, second generation androids or Autons (androids designed by androids) are developed. The Autons rebel, a re-call is issued and only a few escape the ensuing massacre (Alien Resurrection).
2371: Dr Mason Wren gains funding and begins research on Ripley’s DNA samples, in the hopes of cloning an Alien (Alien Resurrection).
2379: Doctors Jonathan Gediman, Carlyn Williamson, Matt Kinloch, Yoshi Watanabe, Brian Clauss, Dan Sprague are assigned to the top secret medical research vessel USM Auriga along with graduate Trish Fontaine. The first of the Ripley clones are created (Alien Resurrection).
2381 (January): The Betty intercepts a transport carrying workers to the planet Xarem. The passengers are taken hostage. Doctors Wren and Gediman aboard the USM Auriga, stationed just beyond Pluto’s orbit and commanded by General Perez, successfully create a clone of Ellen Ripley on the eighth attempt. The Alien Queen inside her is removed, but some of their DNA mixes during the cloning process. The Betty docks with the Auriga and unloads its cargo. The abducted passengers are impregnated with Alien embryos which hatch shortly after, then escape and run amok through the ship, killing or capturing most of the crew, including General Perez. Ripley along with Dr Wren, Private Vincent Distephano and the crew of the Betty attempt to escape from the Auriga, which is autopiloting back to Earth. During the escape, Elgyn, Christie, and Hillard are killed or captured. They encounter Ripley’s seven previous clones, which Ripley destroys, and one impregnated survivor from the Xarem transport named Lawrence Purvis. Wren turns on the group and shoots Call, making his own way to the Betty. It is revealed that Call is an Auton. Call accesses ‘Father’ (the Auriga’s computer) and adjusts its flight path so it will crash, rather than land on Earth. Ripley is captured by the Aliens, while Call, Johner, Vriess, Distephano and Purvis make it to the Betty. However Wren has beaten them already and threatens to kill Call unless she resets the Auriga’s flight path. As Purvis’ embryo begins to emerge, he fights Wren, placing Wren’s head over his chest. The embryo hatches killing Purvis and Wren. Distephano, Johner, and Call kill the chestburster. Meanwhile, Ripley witnesses the birth of the Newborn, an Alien/Human hybrid. The Newborn kills the Alien Queen, and then comes after Ripley. Ripley races back to the Betty, just as is takes off. The Betty escapes as the Auriga crashes into southern Africa and explodes. However the Newborn is on board the Betty, and it kills Distephano, then goes after Call. Ripley manages to tame it momentarily, while flinging some of her own acidic blood on a porthole. The porthole disintegrates and the Newborn is sucked out. The Betty enters Earth’s atmosphere (Alien Resurrection).
Synthesized from timelines compiled by Michael Tresca