2007 - Scientists first discover the a Mutation gene, that they codenamed, "Venus", in the aftermath of much analysis following the Human Genome Project
June 19th, 2008 - The very first human transformation, into what later became known as Vulpus Sapiens, is observed in Washington D.C., United States. After venturing out into public, he was attacked by a mob, and taken to hospital, but he later died of his injuries, the post-mortum citing head injuries as the cause. He became known as, "The Fallen Fox", and his image became a landmark turning in bringing a human element of compassion to what many saw as a frightening turn of events.
December, 2008 - By now, the transformations have become more frequent, with the second species having emerged; Lupus Sapiens. They are initially hostile to Vulpus Sapiens, but both agree to put their differences aside, and fight together.
March 31st 2009 - World Leaders meet in Brussels, in a United Nations conference, to discuss the rapidly changing sociological structure of the world, and the potential that this event was a viral weapon. It was discussed, and voted 160 to 10 in favour, with 21 abstentions, that the matter should be passed to the Security Council for a final decision. They voted 15 to 0 in favour of containing the 'altered' individuals, adminst many, many oppositions from human right's groups - Whom were all countered by Government ministers, by saying that these new individuals 'no longer qualified as human'.
June 5th, 2009 - Construction begins of makeshift 'Sanctuary' centres, to house these new individuals. In theory, they'd be self-sufficient, able to provide at last the basic amenities, but keep the populations contained to small sections of the country. However, in practice, they were seriously underprepared for the sheer scale of how quickly the population would increase, and many Sanctuaries ended up being nothing but lines of streets, lined with the poor, the destitute, and those with no hope.
August 20th, 2009 - The first serious dissident emerges amonst the centres. His name, was Brian Terman. Just 14 years of age, he publicly questioned the motives behind building such centres. The Government allegedly silenced him by threatening his family, although public records show no such evidence.
January 11th, 2010 - The first riots break out in the New York Sanctuary. Brian Terman leads a resistance against government brutality in the Sanctuary, and succesfully provides weaponry to most of the adult residents by leading an ambush on a government vehicle, just a few hundred yards from the exit.
January 15th, 2010 - The U.S. Government convenes an emergency meeting, to decide on the fate of those who comitted crimes against government employee's. They decide on a full military incursion.
Febuary 14th, 2010
9:30am - The US Government rolls in the Army into the New York Sanctuary. The residents were waiting, and the Army severely underestimated the scale of preparation, and indeed, the scale of just how much weaponry the residents had.
10:32am - After having been locked down for the better part of an hour, the Infantry division widthdraws in favour of the Armoured Guard, with a full set of Tanks and Armoured Personnal Carriers, making their way into the centre.
10:46am - After a few early losses, the residents begin to pick themselves up, and take out the remaining Infantry units, using homemade bombs to take out the APC's. They they converge on the Tanks, who have a noticeable lack of anti-personell weaponry.
11:22am - Air support begins moving in, but is swifly countered by am impressive Anti-Air defense, mostly made up of Rocket Launchers, and NIKITA's.
12:00am - At the stroke of Noon, the residents emerge Victorious, in what became known as the 2nd St. Valentines Day Masscacre. In the end, nearly five thousand troops were lost, and 246 vehicles were captured. 125 residents lost their lives.
Febuary 15th, 2010
Fueled by their victory, and taking advantage of the lull in their opponent's defenses, they called upon the many 'Mutants' who were still in hiding in New York, to emerge. By now, news of yesterday's events had gone global, and already, it was seeing a marked effect. There was an identical riot in the Los Angeles Sanctuary, and the momentum spread. Before this day was out, five other Sanctuaries had lost containment. This day marked the first day of the New York Blitz.
Febuary 28th, 2010
The first 'furred' Immigrants arrive off the coast of Florida, comprised of a third species: Felis Sapiens. The resident US Military don't take too kindly to a perceived border infraction, and they open fire on the new arrivals, before destroying the boat they arrived on. The estimated bodycount was 26, and it sparked outrage worldwide, although it was successful in generating US sympathisers.
March 5th, 2010
As the Fox and Wolf Population grows, a message is sent to the new Canid HQ, in Washington D.C., formerly known as "The White House". Originating from the UK, it spoke of an alliance with the Foxes and Wolves from that corner of the world. From that day forward, a primitive "Anglo-American" treaty is enforced.
March 20th, 2010
The UK-based Canid Population successfully mounts a Military Coup, and places both the UK and Ireland under Martial law. At this point, Ireland ceases to be a seperate country, and is now considered integrated into new "Great Britain", the United Kindon now no longer serving a purpose as a name.
March 27th, 2010
By now, the US States of New York, Washington, California, Texas, and Wisconsin, are "Canid Controlled", that is, by the so-called "Coalition" of the Foxes and Wolves. And with each state, they accquire not only more resources, but a vacant state, just ready for populating. The majority of the populations flee, and overcrowding becomes rife in several bordering states. President Johnson declares a State of Emergency
June 29th, 2010
Overcrowding becomes rife in South America, and Africa. The United Nations convenes in Geneva, and passes a resolution, forgiving all third-world debt, in exchage for open borders. The United States and Canada becomes wholly Canid territory.
July 11th, 2010
The Felines and Otters emerge from Europe; The Otters head east, and annexe Spain, through to Greece. A treaty is agreed with the Felines and Canids. The Canids retain control of Great Britain, and the surrounding seas, while the Felines are permitted to take over what was the Russian Federation.
September 26th, 2010
China, increasingly concerned at the expansion of the new arrivals, close their borders, and opeate a self-contained economy.
November 23rd, 2010
The Foxes, Wolves, Dragons, Felines, Otters, and the two newest arrivals, the Raccoons and Skunks, all send a representative forward to represent their respective species at the United Nations. A bomb goes off, and all the ambassadors are killed.
November 24th, 2010
The Foxes, Wolves, Dragons, Felines, Otters, Raccoons and Skunks, all sign a Pact of Brotherhood, and at the same time, via Satellite Communication, declare war on Homo Sapiens, in revenge for the senseless of killing of seven men, sent in peace.