Work in Progress — Expect change
Re-thinking the Time Line — I will need to work out some birth rates and distributions of different genetics. The 2 and 5 womb duty is planned for honest randomness, but three factors work against the plan. 1) The original designer, Bridgit Collins, is not there to administer it 2) Dana Bailey focuses on a pure Celtic breeding program for her core which forces the Sinoese and Russian reactions and 3) the ice-age causes technological losses.
-2 – The great ship of the Gael sailed swift through the tightening grip of star light. The Tuatha de Dana all slept. Then ship master Bailey alone was awakened, he sensed the fearful threat. The great tuath ship rushed above the clouds, toward the shores of the new country, Tir na Nua. Looking ahead, it was barren of life, in chaos and storm, but the great magics of the Tuatha de Dana would put it right.
-1 – With their far sight the Druids of the Tuatha de knew that there was a good land here. What had seemed a clear in their seeing was made more difficult as they approached. There were two lands that seem to be inhabitable. One is sparse, a wasteland, but stable and at peace. The other seemed to be a fair land, but it was moon struck, star crushed, mountain whelmed, a great shaking of earth, a vast cascade of waters. For the brave Celts it is ideal.
0 – Driven by a fierce wind, Bailey took the steering oar and made to split the nine waves. No doubt the landing place is rough and inhospitable, rocks on every hand, but the great oarsman god of the Tuatha de steered their ship through the nine waves. Each wave roared its displeasure, each howled its resistance, each washed the deck in fury seeking to carry away the unwary. So it was that the leech, Bridgit Collins, was carried away. In fear, three gods defy Bailey and fled to the quiet land.
Others would have lost heart, but ship master Bailey was undetered. He mounted the nine waves and rode out the nine troughs to steer the great Tuath ship to rest upon the face of Tir na Nua between the great height of Slieb na Gael and the expanse of the Mountains of the West. (DB 37 yrs.)
1 – Then the Oak men blessed the land, the Druids of the Tuath de made formings and green places. First the birch and the alder grew in the meadows of grass, then the willow held to the streams, then too the oaks set down roots and sacred woods were formed by the Oak men of Dana. Then too salmon were brought forth and the red deer and swine roamed among the seedlings. In the West, in the fair plain away from the burning of the ship of the de Dana the wise men and stewards made a habitation for the Tuath. Not to be outdone Dana herself births Llyr (1).
2 – More and more the people of Dana go out on the plain with the craft of the druids, of the oak men. There grows food for man and for beast in abundance. It is a pleasant land and children are born to the Tuatha de Dana. (25 wombs four fold as they say, 100 at the end of the generation.
3 – Lugh (2) is born. He is remembered first for his many skills and that he did good. (40 yrs. and he took up arms. I would lay my weapon there)
6 – This is the way it was with the Tuatha de. Each wife with her husband had a first born, but second, Dana gave a child. The women bore this womb duty so that children of the gods were born. Second and Fifth were borne as womb duty for the Tuatha de Dana. But Dana favored the bright celtic stocks for her kings and queens. Dana herself bare Brigid (3) not the betrayer who fled, this was the true born daughter of Dana herself. Rus and Sinoese did not do their duty to the De Dana but selfishly made children of their own.
8 – Teutates (4) is born
9 – Morrigan (5) is born. Difficult birth for DB.
11 – Terra-forming party encounters All-Mind. Interaction through dead party member causes alarm, sterilization.
12 – Much time and effort is devoted to assessing and senario problem solving the issue of Alien life. The All Mind withdraws and avoids contact and the violent reaction that usually follows.
13 – Weyland, known as Loki (6) is born
16 – Gwynn (7) is born. Dana Bailey nearly dies in child birth, she is 53 years old. Meds warn her that she can not carry anymore babies.
20 – First generation of births begins to breed. There will be about 100 pairs
19 – Curious about DB’s special embryos and her upset that she can’t carry anymore, a bio-tech administering womb duty emplants one of the babies in the remotest host she can find, a terra-forming party member. The Bio-tech is 17, a first generation Sinoese named Mitsuko.
20 – Soon after birth, Tuan goes with his Norfolk family well away from DB and her Celts.
20 – Llyr and Brigid are handfasted. It is clear that they are maturing at a different rate. Llyr is developing almost normally, but Brigid and Lugh both lag.
30 – Most first gen families begun. 100 pairs will eventually yield about 400 pairs.
39 – Capt. Baily dies at 84.
40 – the first of the Second Gen pairs begin to breed. Population nearing 250 individuals. * need to work out population expansion rate *
42 – Rus attempt a take over of the colony, but are thwarted by Llyr (41) and his Gaellic military group. Celtic security force formalized and Rus excluded from vital, technological, or military areas.
43 – Weyland/Loki focuses his efforts on finding and exploiting mineral wealth. He begins the exploitation of a giant extinct volcano and the surrounding foot hills. His mines and underground conveniences will be the basis of Sliebe na Gael.
45 – Brigid finally reaches sexual maturity and a wedding is prepared. Lugh elopes with Brigid, but after a few weeks she is found and returned to Llyr. For his part Llyr has been a very strong advocate for Dana Bailey’s vision, but he is very upset by the elopement and Brigid’s dislike of him. DB is extremely upset with Brigid too, she is ruining her plans for a Celtic godhead.
46 – Brigid gives birth to Mannanan (Mac Llyr). Having given Llyr an heir she rejects him. DB and Llyr are both furious, Llyr coldly so. He dissolves their bonding and seems likely to murder Brigid who seems willing to egg him on to that point. DB removes Brigid to islands of the inner sea and begins to use her to birth more of her uber celts.
49 – Brigid gives birth to Epona (8)
51 – Brigid gives birth to Scota (9)
51 – Slow developing Mannanan is finally weened and DB sends him to Llyr at his insistance. Llyr is defacto leader of the colony, but very much at odds with his mother, DB.
52 – Same Sinoese biotech who planted uber-celt in a Norfolk family, Mitsuko, emplants one in herself.
52 – A dispondent Brigid attempts suicide. Hearing this Lugh, who has been avoiding Llyr, haunting the fringes of the world, makes his way to Eire and frees her. Before she will leave she destroys the remaining super-celt embyos. Lugh wants Brigid to roam with him, but she is angry with him almost as much as DB and Lir and goes off on her own.
53 – Bio-tech’s uber-celt is born, named Kazuki. Mitsuko is 51.
56 – Success in Terraforming beyond all anticipation leading to wild lands. A dedicated group of ecologists scramble to foster diversity/add elements to eco-systems. This group will become the Norfolk also known as Briarwood elves, the Deer Riders, the Sidhe.
59 – Warm seas and unusually active volcanism combine to initiate an ice age. Ice builds rapidly at the North polar region.
63 – Norfolk focus on trying to maintain biomes at the leading edge of the ice. Their work groups range east and west of the colony.
65 – Advancing ice forces colony to displace to the South. The original colony location is abandoned in favor of Mount na Gael. Rus with some Inuit flee north onto the ice-sheet. Llyr with his security forces pursue but are defeated by the ice and snow.
66 – Even limited access to old colony is lost to advancing super-glacier. Technology loss requires realignment of colony focus from expanding a technological society to bare survival. Dana Bailey, mother of gods, driving force of the Celtic Colony dies at 103.
67 – Llyr is in total control. He begins to overtly oppress non-Gaels. He actually intentionally restricts the use of technology in favor of simpler agriculture and traditional crafts.
70 – Weyland/Loki establishes Western mountain mines so he can preserve some technological base and have a base of operations away from Llyr’s madness.
70 – People (Umircens) begin to defuse out into the plains and east and west along the glacial face up to the Western Mountains and the disputed lands.
98 – Sinoese defection (led by 96-year-old bio-tech Mitsuko who had an Uber-Celt baby, Kazuki) and Llyr’s response establishes a Warrior Aristocracy. Opponents begin referring to Llyr as Balor a corruption of Bailey.
100 – Scots establish colonies over the Yellow, but try to differentiate from Llyr (Balor) who is setting up camps to raid against Sinoese.
126 – Llyr/Balor and his warrior aristocracy begin to oppress brown skinned folk. Along with bringing in Sinoese as slaves he pressures and manipulates until all are reduced to servitude if not out right slavery.
145 – End of gen 5 births, estimate 100,000 – 150,000 individuals.
158 – Ice sheet reaches maximum and an extraordinarily warm summer begins rapid recession.
164 – Diffusion out from Sliebe na Gael and Llyr/Balor’s privation continues. Chip Wilson finds his passage across the mountains. Balor formally establishes slaver bases in the disputed lands to the sea.
173 – Balor/Llyr’s permanent slave bases begin to raid Scots and even some in central Gaellic peoples.
175 – First incursions of Darklings and Gobli in the disputed lands against Balor/Llyr’s permanent slave camps, his Fomorians.
176 – Browns and Blacks defect to the South across the Freedom River. Not as well known is that Billy Two-Feathers leads an AmerInd and Umircen contingent into the mountains.
180 – Great Darkling Wars begin in earnest. Hordes empty Central Gael except for the Horse folk who will become the Scythians.
187 – Darkling war high tide: only Mount na Gael, Scots wall, Fomorians at sea and in a few coastal forts, Horse folk (Scythians), Gaels who move out into the Oceanic Islands and south to become the Southern Gael and the Sinoese on their pinnacle forts remain.
This begins a rough first draft of a timeline for the world of the All Mind and the Celtic Colony world.