ORIGINAL TEXT BY JACK McKINNEY AND BILL SPANGLER
ADDITIONAL TEXT BY MECHA 8
Quadrant exploration by the Tiresian technovoyager ship Azstraph—the “Venture.”
The Azstraph enters the Tzuptum system and inserts itself into orbit around Optera. Zor encounters the Flower of Life, makes contact with the Invid, and seduces the secrets of the Flower from the Queen-Mother, the Regis.
The Azstraph returns to
Zor conjures Protoculture from the Flower and eventually falls victim to the Compulsion placed upon him by the Tiresian Council of Elders. Origin of the cult of the Three-In-One and ascendancy of the Robotech Masters. Fall of the Royal Hall, as the period known as the Great Transition commences.
1920 A.L., also -16 Aeon “Robotech”
Development of the spacefold drive. Creation of Tirol’s clone population and neural reprogramming of the Zentraedi miner giants.
The razing of Optera by the Zentraedi.
Consolidation of the empire of the Robotech Masters. The Invid, after a burst of monocellular reproduction, declare war on the Robotech Masters.
Zor’s voyages deliver him to Haydon IV, where he has a profound encounter with the planetoid’s artificial sentience, the Awareness.
Zor designs and builds the starship that will come to be called SDF-1, and—backed by a group of loyal Zentraedi—begins his quiet rebellion against the Robotech Masters.
Zentraedi Commander-in-Chief Dolza forms an uneasy alliance with Zor, who has by now become hopelessly addicted to the dried leaves of the Flower.
Zor is killed by Invid soldiers during a Flower of Life seeding attempt. The Zentraedi Breetai is wounded in the same raid. The fortress, with its skeleton crew of loyal Zentraedi, folds from
Lieutenant Roy Fokker, an Internationalist, meets face-to-face with General T.R. Edwards, his air combat rival in the Global Civil War. Edwards had been in the hire of the Northeast Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere (NACPS), among other groups.
Fokker, Edwards, Captain Henry Gloval, and Dr. Emil Lang are part of the initial recon team investigating the ship. Lang receives a Protoculture mind boost from attempting to operate a console in the nerve center.
Arrival of the ship alters the course of human history. Rebuilding and researching the vessel due to threat of alien invasion becomes top priority for the disparate groups as a whole but is spearheaded by the World Unification Alliance. The Visitor is dubbed Super Dimensional Fortress 1—SDF-1.
2002 (Earth actual)
Destruction of Mars Base Sara. Lisa Hayes’s fiancé, Karl Riber, is killed in an attack by NACPS, duped into believing the base is a military installation.
Lisa turns 17.
Development of the reconfigurable Veritech Fighter. Research on the alien ship has brought forth mecha, a category of war machine that includes the Veritech. Gross movements have manual controls, but mecha also requires the thoughts of the pilot in order to perform advanced movements and sequences.
The Masters have their way with Zor, cloning tissue for their own purposes and extracting from the scientist’s residual cellular memories a vision of Earth—destination of the fortress and Protoculture matrix he has spirited from their grasp. On
A raid on the Grand Cannon by the Lemurians terrorist group is thwarted by Edwards and Roy.
Lisa Hayes and Rolf Emerson start attending the
Secretly led by Anatole Leonard, an anti-Robotech faction kidnaps Nina Lang in an attempt to force her brother, Dr. Emil Lang, to help destroy the SDF-1.
On the SDF-1’s launch day, the Zentraedi (after a ten-year search for Zor’s fortress and the missing Protoculture matrix) appear and lay siege to
Dr. Lang reports that the SDF-1’s spacefold system is missing. The SDF-1 starts battling its way back to Earth with
Rick Hunter joins the RDF.
Breetai calls up the Botoru Battallion, led by the notorious Khyron the Backstabber.
Lynn-Minmei is voted “Miss Macross.”
Rick, Lisa, and Ben are captured by Breetai and interrogated by Zentraedi Commander-in-Chief Dolza. The prisoners learn of the term “Protoculture” for the first time.
Rick and the others escape with Max’s help. Three “micronized” Zentraedi spies—Rico, Konda, and Bron—are successfully inserted into the SDF-1.
The SDF-1 lands on Earth.
Lynn-Minmei is reunited with her cousin Lynn-Kyle. Captain Gloval and Lisa attend a meeting with UEDC members, who order them not to release the SDF-1’s civilians but prepare the ship for departure from Earth instead.
Rick is seriously wounded during a Zentraedi attack on the fortress.
Max battles Quadrono ace Miriya Parino. Roy Fokker dies.
In violation of UEDC orders, the SDF-1 travels in Earth’s skies. The North American Ontario Quadrant gives the SDF-1 permission to disembark its civilian population.
Fellow Quadrono pilot Seloy Deparra helps Miriya Parino secretly board the SDF-1 in the guise of a “micronian.”
The omnidirectional barrier cast by the SDF-1 chain-reacts due to energy fired from Khyron’s forces and results in thousands killed within a 25-mile radius on the ground. Ben Dixon is killed. The North American Ontario Quadrant revokes the offer to accept the SDF-1’s civilians.
The SDF-1 leaves Earth.
The Minmei Cult has its beginnings aboard the flagship of the Zentraedi fleet.
Little White Dragon is aired.
Gloval grants asylum to the three Zentraedi spies, among other Zentraedi.
Max Sterling weds former Quadrono ace Miriya Parino.
Exedore arrives aboard the SDF-1 for peace talks.
The Zentraedi armada, consisting of nearly five million warships, appears in Earthspace and lays waste to much of the planet. The global conflagration will be known as Dolza’s Rain of Death. Breetai’s forces are allied with the SDF-1. At Alaska Base, the Grand Cannon is destroyed and Admiral Nicholas Hayes is killed. T.R. Edwards, also at the base, survives. Dolza’s armada is destroyed and the SDF-1 returns to Earth.
A period of reconstruction starts, with humans and Zentraedi working side by side. Construction of New Macross begins.
Construction of SDF-2 begins.
The factory satellite is captured from Zentraedi Commander Reno and folded to Earthspace.
With lost confidence in their race of warrior clones, the Robotech Masters begin a mass pilgrimage through interstellar space to Earth to recapture Zor’s Protoculture matrix.
Khyron makes a surprise appearance and takes Minmei and Lynn-Kyle hostage.
The destruction of New Macross, the SDFs 1 and 2, along with Khyron’s forces. Admiral Henry Gloval, Claudia Grant, Sammie Porter, Vanessa Leeds, and Kim Young are among the many casualties.
Food shortages in the Southlands lead to confrontations between humans and micronized Zentraedi at food distribution points. The remaining full-size Zentraedi have been transported to the factory satellite or are living in the North.
The remains of the three ships and Macross are buried under tons of earthen debris dredged up from
Aboard the factory satellite, work commences on the SDF-3.
Anatole Leonard, governor of
Leonard claims the mecha pilots in
Instatement of the second United Earth Government. The responsibility of the Malcontent situation shifts from the RDF to the UEG.
Zentraedi Malcontents leave the Southland cities by the hundreds, establishing independent guerilla bands. The bands tend to be segregated according to sex, as that is the structure the Zentraedi are most familiar.
An attempt at murdering Anatole Leonard is botched when one of the bombs carried by three male Zentraedi detonates prematurely.
The Malcontent group Khyron’s Fist attacks and takes over the decommissioned Southern Grand Cannon in the
Anatole Leonard announces the formation of the Army of the Southern Cross, a mobile force dedicated to stopping the Zentraedi raids. Leonard declares himself field marshal.
Max Sterling leads Skull Squadron in a successful raid to take back the Southern Grand Cannon.
The UEG reestablishes control over the armed forces in the Zentraedi-controlled Arkansas Protectorate, in order to control the influx of refugees and attempts to send supplies to the Malcontents. Technically, the Zentraedi still control the Protectorate, but they rule in name only.
Lea Carson is appointed governor of
Wolff forms the Wolff Pack, an elite hovertank squadron, to protect
May 17, 2016
Launch of the unmanned Hades Mission. Its objective is the retrieval of SDF-1 computer components left in Plutospace after the hyperspace misfold.
The Malcontents, with their Zentraedi resistance to radiation, start to search the ruined cities in Western America and
The first Stinger suits—jury-rigged suits of powered armor—start appearing. In the first assault utilizing the mecha, a single Stinger annihilates 190 vehicles of a 206-vehicle convoy traveling from
July 21, 2016
1,396 Zentraedi from
Lazlo Zand undergoes a Protoculture mind boost.
The 23rd Squadron, an RDF unit consisting of Zentraedi trained by Max Sterling, is formed.
A Malcontent band called the Steel Wind raids the Arkansas Protectorate in an attempt to liberate the detainees. The raid fails due to the intervention of the 23rd Squadron.
The Paranka, a Malcontent band also known as the Burrowers, launch a Stinger attack on Zagerstown, approximately 100 miles northeast of
The Army of the Southern Cross (ASC) captures 22 Stingers in what was apparently a Scavenger fabrication plant in
March 15, 2017
A 1-megaton atomic bomb, assembled by Malcontent band Iron Ravens, destroys the city of
Lang introduces Minmei and her agent, Sam O’Toole, to Janice Em, a singing talent who is actually an android created by Lang.
Theofre Elmekk, the Zentraedi who led the would-be hijackers of the SDF-3, is placed on trial in a highly publicized event. The media coverage is discontinued after a few days, though, due to rioting.
Southern Cross forces strike at supposed Malcontent bases inside the border of the New Marxist Socialist Republic (NMSR) in
Operation Goliath: military incursion into the Zentraedi Control Zone in
The last of the Paranka are captured by Leonard’s troops.
The Wolff Pack and Max Sterling invade a Shroud and Fist camp to retrieve a skyjacked cargo plane. One of the Wolff Pack tanks is exposed to a particle cloud carrying a Scavenger-employed virus. They unknowingly bring the deadly virus to
Miriya meets with Seloy Deparra, leader of the Scavengers, at a Scavenger base in the eastern foothills of the
Hirano and Seloy are killed.
Leonard takes control of
Senator Milburn is exposed as the mastermind behind using the Lorelei Network to trace incoming calls by Zentraedi.
Miriya escapes to an RDF base in
Leonard’s use of lethal force to control the situation in
The RDF attacks the Scavenger base and the laboratory for the virus; ASC strikes the base as well. The Malcontents are dealt a death blow.
Jinas Treng and default Scavenger leader Marla Stenik are executed by Breetai and Miriya in a Zentraedi trial-by-combat called Kara-Thun. The UEG recognizes the ASC as a full partner with the RDF in the newly forming Earth Defense Force.
The Accord of 2019. Leonard gains the rank Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Armed Forces and secondary headquarters in Monument. The RDF receives private headquarters in Monument as well.
Rick is 29; Lisa, 34; Dana and Bowie, 7; Scott Bernard, Lang’s godson from the recently completed Mars Base, is 11.
Rick Hunter and Lisa Hayes wed aboard the factory satellite. Dana and Bowie are given over to the care of Rolf and Laura Emerson.
The SDF-3 is launched. Minmei and Janice Em are caught up in the spacefold.
The RDF is granted private headquarters on Fokker Aerospace Base by the Accord of 2022. Leonard becomes permanently based in Monument.
The Invid Regent takes
Sickened by the Regent’s bloodlust, the Regis leaves Optera for Praxis to carry on her Genesis Pit experiments.
The Robotech Expeditionary Force arrives in Fantomaspace and engages the Invid; the fortress’s spacefold generators are damaged. (The REF is unaware that the fold has taken five Earth-standard years and believes the date to be 2020.) Tiresians Cabell and Rem inform the REF Plenipotentiary Council that the Robotech Masters are on their way to Earth. T.R. Edwards and his Ghost Squadron capture the living computer the Regent has left behind in Tiresia’s Royal Hall.
The Zentraedi contingent of the REF agrees to be returned to full size so that they can mine Fantoma for monopole ore to fuel the SDF-3 and a new fleet of warships.
Weston, aided by Dana Sterling, finds proof that the
The enigmatic Haydon becomes a source of interest to Lang and others.
The Hunters, Grants, Sterlings, and other REFers leave Fantomaspace aboard the Sentinels’ ship, the Farrago.
T.R. Edwards begins his attempts to possess Lynn-Minmei.
Karbarra is liberated. Tesla and Burak form a curious partnership.
Edwards starts secret talks with the Invid Regent.
The Farrago is destroyed, and the Ground Military Unit is stranded on Praxis shortly after the Regis’s leave-taking for Haydon IV.
Death of Baldan I.
Colonel Jonathan Wolff, Janice Em, Tesla, and Burak return to
Praxis explodes due to the Genesis Pit experiments. Wolff rescues the Sentinels.
Control of the Fantoma mining operations passes to Edwards.
Baldan II is “shaped” by Teal.
Rick, Lisa, Karen Penn, Rem, and Miriya suffer the nearly fatal effects of Garuda’s atmosphere.
Garuda is liberated.
The Zentraedi leave Tirolspace with the monopole ore needed for the fleet’s warships.
The Sentinels arrive on Haydon IV shortly after the Regis’s departure and “surrender” themselves to the occupying Invid troops. Rem learns that he is actually a clone of Zor. Janice Em reveals herself to be an android.
Edwards loses his grip on the council after troops sent out to hunt down the Zentraedi side with them instead.
Sarna is killed. The liberation of Haydon IV.
A prototype ship under the command of Major John Carpenter leaves
Wolff, Breetai, and Grant return to
Spheris is liberated. Tesla leaves the Ark Angel to have it out with the Regent.
Wolff leaves for Earth.
Edwards arrives on Optera. Tesla is chased off. The Sentinels move against Peryton.
Exedore arrives on Haydon IV with the council’s peace proposal for the Regent.
Breetai and the Regent die together.
Tesla and Burak sacrifice themselves to end Peryton’s curse.
Lang makes a series of shattering discoveries about the spacefold generators his teams have used in Carpenter and Wolff’s ships.
Exedore finds significant data involving Zor and the historical Haydon.
Former RDFers and Southern Crossers within the Earth Defense Force open war on each other in
From within the outer planetary orbits of the solar system, the approaching Robotech Masters make contact with Zor’s computer.
Ark Angel begins a slow return to
Breetai’s son, Drannin, is born to Zentraedi Kazianna Hesh.
Leonard attempts a coup on the UEG and attacks RDFer General Nigel Aldershot’s forces.
The entire memory of Zor’s computer is wiped.
The Accord of 2029. The Earth Defense Force is retooled and renamed as the Army of the Southern Cross, and Leonard becomes its Supreme Commander. RDF elements are absorbed into the Global Military Police. The Robotech factory satellite, populated by disaffected Zentraedi, leaves Earthspace.
Roy Hunter is born in Tiresia. The REF and the Karbarrans begin work on the main-fleet ships. Lang’s Robotech teams perfect an integrated system of body armor and reconfigurable cycles known as Cyclones.
The Robotech Masters arrive in Earthspace, and the Second Robotech War begins.
Bioroids led by Zor Prime, a clone of the original Zor, attempt to excavate the burial site of the SDF-1. Southern Cross forces attack.
The 15th ATAC takes down the flagship-fortress of the Robotech Masters.
Another fortress of the Masters retrieves the flagship.
Major John Carpenter arrives.
Zor Prime is introduced to the 15th ATAC.
Major General Rolf Emerson dies aboard the Tirolian flagship.
Dana receives a telepathic warning from
End of the Second Robotech War. Zor Prime’s destruction of the Masters’ vessel results in the loosing of the Flowers of Life from the Protoculture matrix concealed within the engines of the SDF-1. Lazlo Zand dies. Spores cover the planet, and the Flower takes root, alerting the Regis’s sensor nebula.
The Robotech factory satellite returns to Earthspace.
Wolff’s ship, the Homeward Bound, arrives and achieves lunar orbit.
Dana commandeers Wolff’s ship after the drives are retrofitted by former 15th ATAC whiz-kid Louie Nichols.
The remnants of troops on Earth form the next Defense Force. Optera is given over to the homeless Praxians, who rename the planet New Praxis. The Opteran Flowers become the crop for a new Protoculture matrix created by Rem, who has managed to tap some of his progenitor’s—Zor’s—memories.
The Invid “disappear” from
Max, Miriya, and Aurora Sterling arrive on
The Mars Division leaves
The Invid Regis arrives on Earth. Her army of soldiers and mecha destroys the factory satellite and easily defeats Earth’s depleted defenses. Hives and farms are set up worldwide, and some Terran captives are forced to work in labor camps, harvesting Flowers and processing nutrient for use in the Regis’s terror weapons and battlecraft.
Terry Weston dies during a raid on an Invid hive in Old Texas.
Earth battalions led by Carpenter and forces from Moonbase ALUCE headed by General Desmond Nobutu are devastated in a coordinated attack on Reflex Point, the Regis’s central hive complex.
Carpenter and Bekka Cade form the Splinters, a resistance group striving to leave for the moon.
The Invid superweapon Red Moon begins killing Zentraedi in the Northlands.
The Splinters destroy the Red Moon over their headquarters in New Portland.
Nearly instantaneous spacefold becomes a reality for the REF main-fleet ships. Shadow Fighters and neutron “S” missiles are developed for use in the assault against Earth.
Arrival and defeat of Mars Division in Earthspace.
Scott Bernard and his ragtag band of freedom fighters—Rand, Rook Bartley, Lunk Cooper, Lancer, and Annie LaBelle—begin a journey toward Reflex Point.
Wolff dies after the band’s arrival in Soldiertown.
Scott, Rand, and Annie encounter a Genesis Pit.
The band gains more mecha at the Point K battle site. Invid simulagent Ariel joins the crew.
Carpenter and Bekka meet Scott’s group.
Sera and Corg are birthed by the Regis, who deems the human form as the next stage of transmutation for the Invid.
The REF main-fleet ships fold from
On Haydon IV, Veidt and Exedore are present at the reawakening of the planet’s artificial sentience, the Awareness. Max and his family are also on-planet. Cabell is on
Haydon IV leaves orbit under its own power, taking prisoner all on the planet.
The SDF-3 emerges into a phenomenon Lang and Rem eventually dub as “newspace.” The fold drives are missing.
Aboard the Ark Angel, which has been spared the fate of the rest of the main-fleet ships, Scott Bernard and Vince and Jean Grant commence a search for the missing fortress. Marlene and Louie Nichols accompany them.
Haydon IV emerges from hyperspace and inserts itself in orbit around the black hole called Ranaath’s star. Ark Angel folds to Tirolspace and picks up Cabell, whose findings show the universe is shrinking.
Rick leads a recon patrol on a planet that suddenly appeared in newspace.
Haydon IV destroys an attacking Karbarran flotilla. Assisted by Louie’s cyberteam, Scott leads a Veritech group in procuring one of the vessels Haydon IV manufactured for traveling into Ranaath’s star. With the liberated Sterlings, the Grants and Scott ride the vessel into the black hole. Also liberated, Exedore heads to
The mysterious entity known as Haydon emerges from within the planet that shares his name. Out of hiding, the Robotech Elders make a proposition to Haydon.
The children of the SDF-3 telepathically communicate with
Haydon arrives on New Praxis. As ordered, the Praxians gather all of the immature Flowers of Life. Haydon leaves with the harvest.
The spacejacked vessel Peter Pan arrives in newspace. Peter Pan's crew is reunited with the crew of the SDF-3.
A flotilla, consisting of Karbarran, Spherisian, Garudan, and Perytonian elements, launches an assault against the latest reconfiguration of Haydon IV. Rick and Lisa lead a landing party that encounters the Regis on the newspace planet now dubbed Omphalos.
Max battles the “Black Knight” mecha that has captured Dana. Haydon steals Rem’s facsimile matrix on
Using an apparatus of Zor’s, Lang merges with the Shapings of the Protoculture in an effort to affect them.
Haydon crosses the Event Horizon of the Regis-controlled newspace.
The children of the SDF-3 attempt to retrieve the ship’s missing spacefold drives but obtain the drives for the SDF-1 across time and space instead. The SDF-3 begins its fold out of newspace.
In the Intersection, Haydon and the Regis are illuminated with heightened perceptions of the past and future. Again the Regis transforms into a phoenix of mindstuff and takes flight. Rem and Minmei are abducted by Haydon. Newspace is no more and what replaces it is a domain reshaped by Haydon with different physical laws. The Robotech Elders reside here within a prison-sphere.
The Regis returns with her children to New Praxis. They adopt the forms they wore before the coming of Zor and peacefully live apart from the Praxians.
The SDF-3 remanifests in Earthspace, the last of the Protoculture having been drained away en route. With the aid of the Local Group worlds, Earth has been undergoing a revitalization since events in the Intersection.
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