May 19, 1996: Gabriel Finch is born to Zachary and Sarah Finch at 03:27 in the morning.
April 2, 2010: Gabriel Finch graduates from the California Institute of Technology at 13 years old, and is recognized globally for his genius.
August 9, 2012: Gabriel Finch founds the ATLAS Corporation.
February 17, 2014: ATLAS Corporation reveals their first genetically engineered human, her name is Eve. The company promises this technology to the people of the world, with plans to make it globally available within the next two years.
December 24, 2015: Gabriel Finch pays off all of Greece's debt and officially purchases the country. ATLAS headquarters are moved to its new location over the next eight months.
January 3, 2016: ATLAS begins accepting reservations for genetic engineering and makes good on its promise to revolutionize human birth.
November 22, 2016: The first genetically engineered babies are born on schedule, healthy and without defects. ATLAS moves forward with its plan to open centers across the globe that will offer this service.
September 1, 2017: ATLAS begins manufacturing weapons and freely selling to governments.
March 9, 2018: Gabriel Finch announces the creation of the Tenzin, a private military force controlled by ATLAS to ensure peace and prosperity across the globe. At the same time, armed with the most advanced ATLAS tech, the Tenzin lock down Greece's borders and isolate the country from all travel.
July 18, 2019: China declares war on the United States and launches missile attacks against the western seaboard. Hawaii is left in ruins, much of California is destroyed. During the attacks, Gabriel Finch's parents are killed.
October 9, 2019: The Tenzin occupy Beijing and brings an end to the Long Summer War, preventing it from becoming World War III. ATLAS, and Gabriel Finch are rejoiced as heroes across the globe.
May 10, 2020: ATLAS begins selling to the public their new line of Bio-Tech Cybertronics. The age of the Cyborgs begins.
July 16, 2022: The European Union is dissolved and the European countries come together as a single nation, Europia under the rule of Queen Victoria Gales.
August 12, 2023: Meredith Swan, a U.S Politician, begins to question how big and powerful ATLAS has grown. She makes her concerns public and calls for Gabriel Finch to speak on the matter. When he refuses ATLAS popularity takes a hit, but the company remains largely un-phased.
November 5, 2024: Meredith Swan is elected President of the United States and swears to lower dependence on ATLAS products and establish and enforce transparency in their business practices.
April 27, 2025: After six years of occupation, the Tenzin leave Beijing and return control of the country to the new president Mao Xiangan.
June 7, 2025: A global activist group, DOWNFALL, is formed to protest against ATLAS. They cry out against the growing population of genetically engineered babies, and the continued use of cybertronic technology; insisting that both are diluting what it means to be human.
December 9, 2025: Paper currency is abolished, and the entire world switches over to a standardized digital currency called Olympians. This money is controlled and regulated by ATLAS in combination with the major world powers in facility aptly named Olympus.
May 19, 2026: In celebration of his 30th birthday, Gabriel Finch announces to the world his creation of an artificial intelligence named ODIN (Oversight of Documentation, Infrastructure, and Networks) and that the entire ATLAS Corporation will be switching to the ODIN network within six months. DOWNFALL slams ATLAS with negative PR, urging people to beware the dangerous path that ATLAS is taking humanity down.
September 5, 2026: ATLAS launches Deep Sea Probe Phorcys, an advanced machine equipped with state of the art sensor technology developed to accurately explore the ocean floor.
January 30, 2027: ATLAS announces that its biotech cybertronics will no longer need to be limited to the medical field and the most wealthy, but instead available for all to benefit from. The Cell-Bite is an augmentation that takes over the communication industry, replacing all needs for phones and previous forms of verbal communication.
August 9, 2028: DOWNFALL organizes a protest of 250,000 people outside of the borders of Greece. The group demands that ATLAS turn over control of Olympus to the world governments, break apart the Tenzin, shut down ODIN, and dismantle the Corporation by turning over all of their research, lands and technology over to a council to be elected by the world governments. Gabriel Finch publicly refuses DOWNFALL's demands and paints them as stragglers from a lost era bent on impeding the advancement and continued development of mankind.
August 27, 2028: After three weeks of protesting a small fight breaks out between members of DOWNFALL and soldiers of the Tenzin. While no harm is done to anyone on either side, ODIN detects the skirmish and classifies it as a hostile act taken against ATLAS. In retaliation, ODIN deploys three squadrons of MK-04 Battle Walkers, fully automated war machines, a full generation of technology more advanced than anything ATLAS has sold to any other government. The MK-04's initiate combat protocols against the DOWNFALL protesters and slaughter them without mercy or hesitation. There are no survivors.
August 28, 2028: President Swan globally calls on Gabriel Finch to answer for the actions of the Tenzin. He attempts to explain the situation and deflect blame to the protesters for attacking the Tenzin. The world is outraged and will not hear his excuses.
September 9, 2028: After several meetings, President Meredith Swan, eager to take advantage of ATLAS' atrocity, founds the CORPS (United Coalition for World Peace and Stability). She is joined with the full support and backing of President Mao Xiangan and the Chinese people, still bitter about the Tenzin and ATLAS' occupation of their country. Finally, the CORPS is also supported by Queen Victoria Gales of Europia, who is all too eager to get ATLAS and more importantly the military force of the Tenzin away from her front door.
October 4, 2028: CORPS has locked Greece down. The unified powers have come to terms with the fact that ATLAS is too ingrained in the world to simply dismantle out right. Instead, CORPS issues the mandate that ATLAS disassemble the Tenzin and turn over their military equipment. Gabriel Finch refuses and issues the counter proclamation that if even a single drop of Tenzin blood is spilled that he will unleash the full military force of ATLAS. This brings pause to the CORPS and the two forces engage in a standstill.
October 13, 2028: The United States begins to move a satellite into position to gather information from inside the borders of Greece. It is promptly blown out of orbit by a missile fired from a Tenzin watercraft off the coast of Morocco. Gabriel Finch reaches out to the leaders of CORPS and states that any attempt made to spy on Greece, ATLAS or the Tenzin will be met with unrestrained preventative force.
January 13, 2029: The standstill continues. ATLAS popularity ratings are at record lows and most projects and facilities outside of Greece have been suspended due to CORPS interference. ODIN calculates that Greece has only enough stores to last another two months.[/b]
January 15, 2029: Gabriel Finch begins secret negotiations with President Mikhail Kudrin of Russia to supply Greece with food and needed resources in return for arms and technology.
February 12, 2029: The first supply planes depart Moscow en route for Greece. This is the first time since ATLAS locked the borders 2018 that an outsider has been allowed into the country. CORPS takes note but does not interfere with the exchange.
February 13, 2029: President Swan reaches out to President Kudrin and inquires why he has aligned himself with a global threat like ATLAS and pleads for him to share information that he could gather on ATLAS via these supply runs with the CORPS. Mikhail responds quickly and refuses to have anything to do with CORPS or their blockade.
May 2, 2029: ODIN reports that DSP Phorcys has detected an unknown mass at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean that appears to be a city of some sort.
May 14, 2029: After further investigation, Gabriel Finch creates Project Poseidon and reallocates his top minds plus his own into designing and fabricating a submersible vessel capable of reaching the ocean floor.
July 4, 2029: CORPS redoubles their efforts and issues an ultimatum to ATLAS, if the Tenzin is not dismantled and their military equipment turned over by the 1st of September they will take any military action needed to dismantle the private military by force. Gabriel Finch does not reply to the demand.
August 22, 2029: ODIN reports increased CORPS movement and strategic battle placements. After running calculation, ODIN predicts that the Tenzin can not be victorious over the CORPS in an all-out military campaign, despite being able to cause massive damage. Gabriel Finch, wanting to buy time, reaches out to the leaders of the CORPS and calls for a summit to discuss options but insists that President Mikhail be allowed to attend and be part of the negotiations. The CORPS agrees and begins setting up a date and location.
November 13, 2029: The first summit takes place. CORPS leadership pushes for the full dismantling of the Tenzin. Gabriel pushes back saying that it isn't an option. However, he would be open to something less drastic.
January 9, 2030: The second summit takes place, and the Swan Peace Accord is approved. This deal states that control of the Tenzin will be turned over to the Russian government, and the borders of Greece will be maintained by the Russian military. Furthermore Russian officials will be allowed within the ATLAS Corporation to keep tabs on what is going on, and they will make detailed monthly reports to the CORPS to ensure that ATLAS does not attempt to regain control of the Tenzin or take any military action of its own.
March 6, 2030: CORPS forces pull back from their blockade around Greece, easing tension in the region. Things around the world begin to return to a state of normality. ATLAS facilities reopen around the globe, and their products begin to pick up again.
June 17, 2030: ATLAS finishes construction of the Poseidon and launched with the mission to travel to the underwater city discovered by DSP Phorcys.
June 21, 2030: The Poseidon begins its dive at the coordinates of the city. After thirty minutes, contact with the ship is lost. ODIN reports that scans from the Phorcys confirm the ships destruction. Gabriel Finch orders the project to be continued.
August 11, 2030: Tenzin forces and split up into small cells and stationed across Russia. Most of their military equipment is deactivated and stored in underground bunkers. CORPS officials begin debriefing Tenzin officers.
December 4, 2030: ATLAS satellite ASP-01, otherwise known as Heimdall, detects a massive object buried deep beneath the Australian Outback. ODIN reports that the density of chemical make up of the object can not be identified. Readings place its circumference at approximately forty-seven miles, and approximately twenty-three miles below the surface.
December 14, 2030: Gabriel Finch gets permission from the Australian government to begin excavating the object.
January 18, 2031: Digging of the largest hole in human history begins, the hole is named the Titan Shaft.
May 30, 2031: Construction of the second ship of the Poseidon Project, The Neptune, is finished.
June 2, 2031: The Neptune is deployed.
June 6, 2031: The Neptune dives, reaching a depth almost three times that of the Poseidon, however its structural integrity begins to fail and the mission is called off. Due to damage sustained at its deepest point the ship is crushed before it can resurface.
June 18, 2031: Gabriel Finch calls in professor Morio Igawata from the ATLAS facility in Japan to head the third push of Project Poseidon. This sudden roster change prompts a great deal of questions from CORPS because the Poseidon Project has never before been reported.
July 1, 2031: Gabriel Finch explains the project to President Swan and reveals the discovery that DSP Phorcys made. In the interest of discovery, Meredith allows the project to continue.
November 21, 2031: At the Titan Shaft a worker goes insane and begins killing his coworkers. He is shot dead at the scene. Doctors suggest the incident was due to a mental breakdown from heat and over working. Rumors that the dig is cursed begin to surface.
March 9, 2032: The Poseidon Project's third ship, the Suijin is completed and prepared to launch. Despite protests from Gabriel Finch, Eve forces her way into to command the ship on its voyage.
March 13, 2032: The Suijin reaches its destination and begins to dive. At 7:32 pm Eve reports into ODIN that they have reached the Atlantic floor and that there is indeed a massive city down there.
March 14, 2032: Eve and the crew of Suijin continue exploring the ruins of this ancient, lost city. When they discover what appears to be a large temple they take note of what appears to be a giant bell inside the highest tower. As the Suijin begins to move on from the tower, large turquoise colored lights begin to flare as far as the eye can see in every direction, illuminating the city. Suijin sensory equipment begins to detect large tectonic instability and movement. Over the next six hours, the city at the bottom of the ocean begins to rise from the depths until the small island state, roughly the size of Madagascar, surfaces. In the hour the follows the Suijin reports that the discovered city has not just surfaced but has actually begun to float into the air; satellite photos confirm and governments around the world begin to take notice. A teleconference is started between Gabriel Finch and the world leaders, all asking the same questions: what is going on, and what is this floating island? ODIN, after analyzing images taken by the Suijin suggests that this magical flying island is none other than the lost city of Atlantis. Before any further conversation can take place an unknown energy surge interrupts communications worldwide. From Atlantis, millions of deep blue globules are shot around the world and change it forever. As these globules make contact they display their terrifying force, killing all life within five miles of impact and destroying everything within roughly a mile of the landing zone. Approximately 40% of the earth's population is killed in minutes. Governments across the world are crippled. Large chunks of cities are left in ruins.
March 15 - April 18, 2032: The world is slammed by storms and natural disasters. People struggle to survive. Atlantis forms a large storm cloud around itself entirely obscuring it from outside view.
April 25, 2032: World leaders turn to ATLAS to restore stability in their countries. Because the Tenzin were so spread out during the attack, most of the private military force managed to survive. ATLAS resumes control over Tenzin and begins deploying worldwide to impose military law on restless citizens.
August 16, 2032: Gabriel Finch purposes a unification of people in the face of this crisis. He says only together can humanity hope to regain what it has lost. ATLAS Global, the new world government is formed. Over the following two years, the world is rebuilt and people are brought together under the flag of their benevolent new rulers. ATLAS Corporation remains a separate entity from ATLAS Global, despite Gabriel Finch serving in both.
June 18, 2033: Construction of the new super city, New Haven, is completed over the ruins of the Atlanta. ATLAS tower is built at the heart of the city and it is declared the capital of the new world. Nine cities around the world are selected to get this same treatment and be turned into giant metropolises.
December 17, 2034: The last of the super cities is completed. The world has returned to a state of near-normality.
October 23, 2036: Atlantis projects a red pillar of light into the sky. The Days of Blood begin.
October 26, 2036: After three days without night or day, the red light fades and The Days of Blood are considered over. Gabriel Finch goes into seclusion and all but vanishes from the public eye.
July 14, 2037: Rumors about monsters, super humans, and ATLAS abductions begin to circulate.