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This is a composite timeline of all events of the Tiberium universe, including all released and even some unreleased games. By all accounts, it is probably the most complete timeline compiled so far.

Tiberium Timeline

3875 BC

  • According to Biblical accounts, Cain murders his brother Abel, becoming the first murderer in the world.

1800 BC

1914 -1918 AD

  • World War I started by assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrillo Princip, member of the Serbian Black Hand movement, in Sarajevo.

1990

  • After a failed assassination attempt at Saddam Hussein, Special Operations Group Echo: Black Ops 9 is forced to go public[1].

1994

  • United States Congress begins an investigation of several large defense corporations. Close ties to the Brotherhood of Nod are revealed[1].

1995

1996

Late 1990s (exact year unknown)

Three years after the start of the war

2006

2009

2017

  • GDI anti-piracy convention[5].

2019

2020s

  • South America Firestorm, 5000 square miles of one of the last remaining forests on Earth are devastated in a firestorm that lasts for weeks.[7]

2025

2027

  • Jannero Drake is assassinated[8].
  • GDI adopts the principle of Deep Industrial Design, in order to create strong recognizable silhouettes that facilitate immediate unit identification on the battlefield. This change brings about an 85% decrease in friendly fire incidents[4].

2030

Early 2030s

  • Firestorm Crisis erupts as CABAL rebels when a massive ion storm ravages the Earth. Tiberium growth estimates indicate that within a year, Earth will be unable to support human life. The Firestorm Crisis is resolved when CABAL was defeated by joint GDI/Nod strikes on his central core.
  • Tacitus fragments are recovered by GDI and somehow merge into one. Doctor Gabriella Boudreau recovers a massive amount of data from the alien device.
  • Two years after GDI captures the Tacitus, it is transferred to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, where GDI continued attempts to interface with it. However, progress was slow.[11]
  • Anton Slavik succeeds Kane as leader of Nod, this draws significant attention to the previously secretive Black Hand and causes a schism within the Brotherhood. Brother Marcion, manipulated by a GDI agent who infiltrated the Brotherhood in the guise of an orthodox Nod fanatic, orders the assassination of Slavik. The death of Slavik fragments the Brotherhood, Marcion leads the Black Hand into self-imposed exile into Australia.

2034

  • Rio Insurrection - inspired by Nod loyalists, the impoverished slum dwellers of Rio de Janeiro rise up against GDI.
  • Persuasion of Marcion - Marcion is captured by Nod forces loyal to Kane, and becomes the figurehead leader of Nod, allowing Kane to continue operating behind the scenes
  • Raid on Liquid Tiberium Facility - GDI Liquid Tiberium research facility destroyed by Black Hand forces, causing a Liquid Tiberium detonation that contaminated much of Central Australia, turning it into a Red Zone. This disaster reveals the existence of the top-secret facility to the general public, and the ensuing PR nightmare ends the already controversial research project.

2035

  • February 16: Chief Engineer A. Sarkov releases a technical briefing/memorandum on the principles of next-gen GDI design[4].

2036

  • March 10: Advanced development block is delivered to chief engineer A. Sarkov[4].

2037

2038

  • Cologne begins running strategic simulations for the city. It never rates as above "minor strategic value"[13].

2039

2040

  • Battle of San Vicente in Argentina: OLL deploys their first fully automatic War Factory in the field[4].

2042

  • In a show of goodwill towards the vanished mutant population, G-330X habitat modules are deployed by GDI on the borders of Red Zones[12].

2043

2046

  • In preparation for the Third Tiberium War, LEGION leads a Nod incursion into GDI's South African orbital weapons research center, to procure ion cannon access codes[17].

2047 - 2049

  • The process of GDI becoming a superstate reaches its final stages - while there are still technically individual Member Nations, the reality is that GDI has become a unified political and military super-state[18].
  • The GDSS Philadelphia is destroyed by a Nod nuclear weapon, the Third Tiberium War begins[19].
  • Temple Prime destroyed by an ion cannon strike, which ignites the liquid Tiberium deposit underneath, creating a massive, multi-megaton explosion.
  • The Scrin invasion begins after the liquid Tiberium explosion at Sarajevo.
  • Defeat of the Scrin in Italy and destruction of the Relay Node.
  • The Third Tiberium War ends with Kane achieving his goal of capturing a Threshold, the Scrin being driven from Earth, and GDI successfully defending its territory[20][21].

2052

  • The Marked of Kane are activated[22] Rumors of cyborg activity spread like wildfire.[23].
  • The Tacitus becomes dangerously unstable due to GDI experiments, close to the point of self-destruction.
  • In an assault on the Rocky Mountains Complex with back up from the Black Hand, Nod forces successfully capture the Tacitus[22][24].
  • The city of New Eden is consumed by the rapidly expanding North European Tiberium field[25].
  • A GDI military unit is ambushed and destroyed in Red Zone 483 by Nod-aligned local militia[26].

2058

CncT-Gameicon The following is based on the cancelled Tiberium FPS and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

2062

  • June 14: With humanity on the brink of extinction, Kane presents an offer to the GDI council in Manchester, Great Britain. Nod and GDI form an alliance for the second time in history[27].
  • The Incursion War between Nod Separatists and GDI begins[28].
  • GDI begins development of a next-generation airborne battlecruiser[29].

2064

  • GDI puts a new line of personal protection suits into service - the semi-final generation of Zone Armour, an upgrade from the Third Tiberium War suits[30].
  • SA-1 Orca enters service.
  • The global stratospheric waste disposal fleet is fully functional and enters service, marking the beginning of the GST development[31].

2065

2066

2068

2069

2070

  • The Separatists gain the upper hand against GDI after forming an alliance[28].
  • Due to the Separatist's advantage, Nod phases out the Isis-class Obelisk of Light almost completely[36].

2071

2072

2073

2074

2075

2076

2077

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Finger, Penina, Adam Isgreen, and Erik Yeo. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn: Instruction Manual. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 1997.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Selinske, Joe. Command & Conquer Bible: A Definitive Guide To The Command & Conquer Universe. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 1999.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Renegade. Mission 12: "Stomping on Holy Ground".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Duane Loose. 2006. "Block 10 Technical Bulletin #1: Designn". File mirror
  5. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. GDI Archives, "What is it Like in a Red Zone?".
  6. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, GDI campaign, mission 2 intro
  7. Tiberian Sun GDI News Archive
  8. Electronic Arts. Kane's Secret Dossier (mysterious pamphlet). 2009-10-13.
  9. Stojsavljevic, Rade, and O'Miley Ryan. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Operations Manual. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 1999.
  10. Firestorm manual
  11. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. Nod Field Recon, "The Tacitus".
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Nod Archives, "Mutant Exodus".
  13. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. GDI Eyewitness Accounts, "GDI Field Recon - the Fall of Cologne".
  14. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. GDI News Wire, "Discontinuation of the Mammoth Mk II Walker".
  15. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. GDI Archives, "GDI Base Closure".
  16. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Nod Field Intelligence, "Australia-New Zealand Theatre Assessment".
  17. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. Mission "Keys to the Kingdom"
  18. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. GDI Archives, "The Global Defense Initiative".
  19. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Nod mission 1: "Goddard Space Centre".
  20. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Nod mission 10: "Outback".
  21. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. GDI mission 12: "Munich".
  22. 22.0 22.1 Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. Nod mission 12: "Will Made Flesh".
  23. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. Nod Field Recon, "Unconfirmed Reports of Cyborg Activity in Central Asia".
  24. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. Nod mission 13: "Tacitus Regained".
  25. 25.0 25.1 The Idris Corporation Story. Mirror: The Idris Corporation Story C&C Frontpage. 2010-02-21.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Lanzing, Jackson (w), Martin Cocolo (p). "An Unexpected Hero" Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Video Game, Exclusive Motion Comic 1 (March 5, 2010) EA Los Angeles, Ape Entertainment. Gametrailers Exclusive Motion Comic Issue One HD (An Unexpected Hero). Accessed 2010-03-13.
  27. Tiberian Twilight introductory movie
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 GDI MCV Mk VII Profile
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 The Kodiak Story. C&C Frontpage. Mirror: The GDI Kodiak 2010-04-21.
  30. 30.0 30.1 Flame Tank Profile
  31. 31.0 31.1 Exclusive GST Wallpaper. C&C Frontpage. Mirror: The GDI Global Stratospheric Transport Ship 2010-02-15.
  32. Nod Avatar. C&C Frontpage. Mirror: Nod Avatar Profile 2010-02-15.
  33. Sandstorm. Mirror: AHV-8 Sandstorm/Profile. C&C Frontpage. 2010-03-14.
  34. 34.0 34.1 Hunter Tank. C&C Frontpage. 2010-02-21.
  35. Nov. 2, 2009. Mastodon. Electronic Arts. Nov. 2, 2009.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Nod Obelisk of Light Profile. Mirror: Nod Obelisk of Light Profile C&C Frontpage. 2010-03-14.
  37. GDI Refractor Profile. Mirror: GDI Refractor Profile C&C Frontpage. 2010-03-14.
  38. 38.0 38.1 Lanzing, Jackson (w), Joe Suitor (p, i). "The Incursion War" Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Video Game, Exclusive Motion Comic 2 (March 17, 2010) EA Los Angeles, Ape Entertainment. Gametrailers Exclusive Motion Comic Issue Two. Accessed 2010-03-13.
  39. Lanzing, Jackson (w), Micah Farritor (p, i). "The War Messiah" Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Video Game, Exclusive Motion Comic 3 (March 30, 2010) EA Los Angeles, Ape Entertainment. Episode Three - The War Messiah. Accessed 2010-04-01.
  40. Lanzing, Jackson (w), Tony Vargas (p, i). "King Takes Pawn" Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Video Game, Exclusive Motion Comic 4 (March 30, 2010) EA Los Angeles, Ape Entertainment. Episode Four - King Takes Pawn. Accessed 2010-05-16.
  41. 41.0 41.1 Nod MCV Mk VII Profile. Mirror: Nod MCV Mk VII Profile C&C Frontpage. 2010-03-14.
  42. Salamander unit profile
  43. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight. GDI mission 1: "Beginning of the End".
  44. Nod Stealth Tank Profile. Mirror: Nod Stealth Tank Profile C&C Frontpage. 2010-03-14.
  45. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight. Nod mission 1: "Things Fall Apart".
  46. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight. GDI mission 4: "Spontaneous Outbursts".
  47. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight. GDI mission 7: "Insurrection".
  48. 48.0 48.1 Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight. GDI mission 8: "Lockdown".

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