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Timeline - 2266

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Year Event
2266
1 Jeanne Vinueza is appointed as the Colony Leader of the New Boulder colony on Gamma Tauri IV. She passes through Starbase 47 (Vanguard) on the way to the colony.1
 
  People :  Jeanne Vinueza
1 The Shedai Wanderer captures the Tholian battleship Lanz’t Tholis, bringing it to the Jinoteur system where she uses the crew to activate the Shedai's First Conduit. Many of the crew are killed in the process.1
1 The Shedai launch a major attack on the Federation New Boulder colony on Gamma Tauri VI, killing all 13,000 inhabitants. In retaliation Commodore Reyes orders the USS Endeavour to carry out Starfleet General Order 24 on the planet, annihilating the entire surface.1
 
  People :  Commodore Diego Reyes, Captain Atish Khatami, Jeanne Vinueza
  Species :  Shedai
2 McCoy is assigned as chief medical officer of the USS Enterprise.3
 
  People :  Leonard H. McCoy
1 The USS Sagittarius is sent to the Jinoteur system to investigate the origin of the mysterious Shedai signal. The ship is engaged by a Shedai defence system and forced to crashland on the planet. With the assistance of Cervantes Quinn and Tim Pennington on the Rocinante, the Sagittarius is able to escape the planet.1
1 The Jinteour system is destroyed, a result of an internal conflict between the Shedai Apostate and the other leaders. Many of the Shedai are scattered across disparate planets before the First Conduit is destroyed.1
1 Diego Reyes is removed from command of Starbase 47 and placed under arrest by his JAG officer, Rana Desai, after he allows Tim Pennington to publish classified information about the true reasons for the Federation's presence in the Taurus Reach.1 He is replaced as commander of the station by his executive officer, Jon Cooper, on a temporary basis before Rear Admiral Heihachiro Nogura arrives to take command.4
 
  People :  Commodore Diego Reyes, Captain Rana Desai
Picture from 2266
3 On the USS Enterprise, Hikaru Sulu is transferred from sciences to helm officer.3
 
  People :  Hikaru Sulu
4 The Vanguard science team begin to unlock the secrets of the Shedai technology as a result of the recent incidents involving them. The possibilities opening up include the ability to reorganise matter, allowing rapid and complete healing of tissue damage. Researcher Carol Marcus, working on the project, speculates that the technology might one day have far larger applications.1
 
  People :  Carol Marcus
Uhura is assigned to the USS Enterprise as Communications Officer.5
 
  People :  Nyota Uhura
6 A Federation colony is founded on the planet Lerais II in the Taurus Reach. The planet is three months away from Rigel X at Warp 5.4
3 The USS Enterprise encounters a ship of the First Federation, marking the first contact with this civilisation. Lieutenant Baily is assigned as a liaison with the First Federation vessel Fesarius, under the command of Balok.3
 
  People :  Balok, Lieutenant David Bailey
Picture from 2266
7 The USS Enterprise has its first encounter with Harry Mudd when it intercepts his ship whilst he was transporting three women to Rigel XII.7
 
  People :  Harcourt Fenton Mudd
8 Charlie Evans is rescued from Thasus.9
 
  People :  Charles Evans
10 The Enterprise visits Alfa 177. Whist there a strange mineral causes the transporter system to behave erratically, stranding Lieutenant Sulu and two other men on the surface; the problem is ultimately resolved in time to save them from the extreme cold of the planet's night.10
 
  People :  Hikaru Sulu
Picture from 2266
11 The USS Enterprise visits M113 on a routine stop. Several crew members are killed by a creature native to the planet which has been living in the guise of Nancy Crater. The creature, the last of its kind, is killed.11
 
  People :  Leonard H. McCoy, Nancy Crater, Professor Robert Crater
  Species :  M-113 Creature
12 The Enterprise charts the final disintegration of the planet Psi-2000. The shifting gravity conditions produce a modified form of water, which causes those affected by it to lose all inhibition. Although most of the crew are affected, Dr McCoy is able to devise a treatment in time to avert disaster. In breaking away from the planet at warp speed, the Enterprise experiences a three day time shift - the first time the Federation is able to use this method of time travel.12
9 Charles Evans is transferred from the Antares to the Enterprise. Whilst aboard, he meets and becomes infatuated with Yeoman Janice Rand. Charlier proves to have learned extraordinary mental powers from the Thasians whilst growing up alone on their planet; a Thasian ship arrives to take him back to their world.9
 
  People :  Janice Rand, Charles Evans
Picture from 2266
13 The USS Enterprise engages in a prolonged battle with a Romulan bird of Prey which has crossed the Neutral Zone and attacked several Federation outposts. During the battle it is discovered for the first time that the Romulans are descended from the Vulcans who left their planet when Surak's teachings of total logic began to gain widespread support.13
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
  Species :  Romulans, Humans
4 A Klingon D-7 cruiser, the IKS M'ahtagh, attacks the Federation colony on Lerais II. The cruiser destroys a civilian ship in orbit and demands the immediate evacuation of the planet.4
4 The Federation establishes a colony on the planet Cestus III. Commodore Howard Travers is assigned as the colony leader.4
4 The cargo vessel Valinor is seized by Starfleet near Arcturus after it is found to be carrying various items of contraband. The seizure is of great concern to the Orion gangster Ganz, who owned the shipment. In the aftermath of the event, Admiral Nogura directs Ganz to depart Starbase 47 for good.4
4 A Federation hospital ship is attacked and destroyed by a pair on Klingon cruisers in the Kalinora Sector. The Klingons claim that the ship had been engaged in espionage. The incident is one of a series of clashes resulting from a steady rise in tensions between the two powers.4
14 Fleet Captain Pike is seriously injured by Delta Rays during an accident aboard a Class J Starship. Badly disfigured, he is confined to a wheelchair.14
 
  People :  Captain Christopher Pike
Picture from 2266
15 The Enterprise investigates Exo III, site of famed archeologist Roger Korby's last mission. It initially appears that Korby has survived, much to the pleasure of Christine Chapel, his finacé. However, investigation shows that he had been replaced by an alien android. The Korby android and several others are destroyed.15
 
  People :  Christine Chapel
16 The Enterprise visits the Tantalus Penal Colony. During the stop it is discovered that the director of the facility, Dr. Adams, is abusing patients with a mind-altering device he has created. The crew are able to overcome Adams and return the penal colony to normal operation.16
 
  People :  Doctor Tristam Adams
17 Klingon operatives begin supplying crude firearms to the village people on Tyree's planet.17
 
  People :  Tyree, Apella, Nona, Krell, Yutan
  Species :  Neuralian
18 The Enterprise visits Miri's planet, a world which turns out to be an eerily close parallel of Earth. It is discovered that most of the population has been destroyed by a biological catastrophe caused by a projected intended to extend life. The few remaining natives set about rebuilding their civilisation with Federation help.18
Picture from 2266
19 The Enterprise visits the planet Planet Q, where the ship encounters a travelling acting troupe. The lead actor of the group proves to be infamous Kodos the Executioner, who has been believed dead since 2246. Kodos is accidentally killed by his daughter as she struggles to assassinate Captain Kirk, one of the last witnesses to his crimes.19

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 3 - Reap The Whirlwind
2 Star Trek Chronology Page 50
3 TOS 1 The Corbomite Maneuver
4 Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 4 - Open Secrets
5 Various Original Series episodes
6 Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 4 - Open Secrets A month before the main section of the book, which takes place just after The Corbomite Maneuver
7 TOS 1 Mudd's Women
8 TOS 1 Charlie X Some time before Charlie X
9 TOS 1 Charlie X
10 TOS 1 The Enemy Within
11 TOS 1 The Man Trap
12 TOS 1 The Naked Time
13 TOS 1 Balance of Terror
14 TOS 1 The Menagerie, Part 1
15 TOS 1 What Are Little Girls Made Of?
16 TOS 1 Dagger of the Mind
17 TOS 2 A Private Little War Tyree noted that the weapons had appeared nearly a year ago
18 TOS 1 Miri
19 TOS 1 The Conscience of the King
Novel : Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 3 - Reap The Whirlwind
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 50
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : The Corbomite Maneuver
Novel : Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 4 - Open Secrets
Series : TOS Season (Disc )
Episode : Various Original Series episodes
Novel : Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 4 - Open Secrets
Comment : A month before the main section of the book, which takes place just after The Corbomite Maneuver
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : Mudd's Women
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Charlie X
Comment : Some time before Charlie X
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Charlie X
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Enemy Within
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Man Trap
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Naked Time
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 4)
Episode : Balance of Terror
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : The Menagerie, Part 1
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : What Are Little Girls Made Of?
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : Dagger of the Mind
Series : TOS Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode : A Private Little War
Comment : Tyree noted that the weapons had appeared nearly a year ago
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : Miri
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : The Conscience of the King


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