|Building of REF fleet
for mission to find Robotech Masters continues.
surveys are conducted with long-range advance scout vessels, laying
the groundwork for the main Robotech Expeditionary Force.
|The REF flagship, SDF-3
lunches as the start of the 'Pioneer' mission kicks off.
January 17, 2029
The Robotech Masters arrive in
the solar system, and take up position behind Titan. They probe
Earth's defenses by sending a stealthy fleet to Space Station
Liberty and to the Moon for a surprise attack.
An Earth fleet based near the Moon,
called Liberty Observer Group, receives a mayday from Space
Station Liberty, then loses its signal, and moves to investigate.
They are attacked en route, while the Masters bomb Moon Base
Luna, seizing survivors for use as Bioroid pilots. Liberty Observer
Group is relieved by a task force under Marie Crystal, and the
Robotech Masters' ships retreat without revealing their identity.
January 20, 2029
Earth dispatches sizable force
to determine the situation at Luna, finding the base largely
destroyed. Insufficient data is available to determine the identity
of the attackers. The civilian chemical engineering station
on the far side of the moon, ALuCE-1, is evacuated following
the attack, and the evacuees, along with the injured from the
fleet engagement and Liberty, are returned to Earth. A skeleton
crew is sent to Luna to maintain its communication facilities.
April 9, 2029
Second Robotech War begins as the
Masters cut contact with Liberty and enter Earth orbit, and
destroy a communications satellite that is capable of visual
surveillance, also severing Earth's link to Liberty.
Though the attackers of Luna are
unknown, speculation among the troops includes the Robotech
Masters as suspects. Liberty attempts to report to the Expeditionary
Force that new aliens have arrived in system and isolated Earth.
May 4, 2029
Earth intercepts communications
between the alien ships, and confirms that the new enemy are
the Robotech Masters, "descendants of Zor, the first Robotech
Master." Earth is put on high alert, and the threat is
announced to the citizenry, who are nonetheless reassured of
New Hovertank prototype upgrades
begin to enter service, for officer use only. The new tank employs
an energy cannon, rather than conventional artillery shells.
May 21, 2029
The Air Forces of the Southern
Cross launch an attack against the Robotech Masters' flagship,
with heavy losses. The Robotech Masters retaliate, and attack
the aerospace base near Monument City.
These attacks are repelled by intervention
by the 15th ATAC, which had already abandoned its Civil Defense
duties to assist the aerospace base before new orders arrived
to that effect. The weaknesses of the United Earth Forces against
Masters become apparent.
Similarly, the first weakness of
the Robotech Masters' forces is noted in that a direct hit to
the cockpit area of the assault corvette appears to impact their
command and control infrastructure and caused an immediate withdrawal
of Bioroid troops.
June 11, 2029
A mission is launched to attempt
to reestablish the link between Earth and Space Station Liberty,
and its Moon Base counterpart, because the loss of contact with
the hyperspace communications through Liberty is preventing
the United Earth Forces from relaying their mayday to the Expeditionary
Despite heavy harassment by the
Robotech Masters' forces and the loss of one shuttle due to
an engine malfunction, a second shuttle breaks through the Masters'
jamming net, and transmits a pre-recorded signal to Liberty,
which responds, and notifies Moon Base that contact has been
Contact between Earth and Liberty
is temporarily reestablished. Liberty begins to broadcast recall
order to Expeditionary Forces, but expects to take some time
before Liberty can reach them.
July 13, 2029
The Robotech Masters launch a clandestine
expedition to excavate the ruins of the SDF-1. They are discovered
by two ATAC soldiers on patrol. One soldier, Private Bowie Grant
of the 15th Squad, is captured, and is held in the Masters'
July 14, 2029
The captured soldier's commanding
officer, Dana Sterling, launches an unauthorized rescue mission,
succeeding in freeing the captured soldier.
Reinforcements arrive on both sides,
and the fight quickly devolves into a stalemate until a mothership
arrives, and Bioroids and command vessel withdraw with heavy
fire support from the mothership.
August 12, 2029
Robotech Masters maintain an orbit
at 36,000 km altitude, and maintain a unilateral cease-fire.
Earth's alert status begins to slacken. The self-imposed cease-fire
is broken when a suburban base station in sector 3 is attacked
and destroyed with all inhabitants. Twenty survivors are taken
August 13, 2029
The public is outraged. Riots begin,
and the Prime Minister demands an explanation from the General
Staff of United Earth Forces.
Supreme Commander Leonard suggests
a retaliatory strike, though Chief of Staff Emerson demurs,
suggesting that it might be more prudent to discover what the
Emerson's concerns are vetoed,
and a massive air attack is launched against the lead mothership,
now in the upper atmosphere, again yielding very heavy Southern
Cross losses. Research proceeds on the Robotech Masters' technology.
August 16, 2029
Bioroid pilots are concluded to
be human by the Southern Cross' scientists, and not micronized
Zentraedi, though this is never accepted among the High Command
for political reasons.
A weakness in the reactionless
propulsion system is found by Cpl. Nichols of the 15th ATAC
and Drs. Cochrane and Beckett of the Robotech Research Labs.
The 15th ATAC is air-dropped onto the hull of the Masters' flagship
to exploit this weakness. The Robotech Masters' flagship is
downed, and crashes to Earth within sight of Monument City.
August 22, 2029
After considering their options,
the Southern Cross orders the 15th ATAC to infiltrate the flagship
on a reconnaissance mission. The 15th and the Robotech Masters
take the opportunity to study one another.
The 15th discovers that the civilian
population of the flagship consists of triplet clones, and that
at least some clones are constructed (androids), rather than
grown, and that biomechanical components are incorporated into
While exiting the Masters' ship,
Lt. Dana Sterling captures a Bioroid and its pilot.
Constant recon patrols begin around
the downed flagship. United Earth Forces Headquarters concludes
that the Robotech Masters have come to Earth to plunder its
reserves of protoculture, unaware that their real goal is the
last fertile Matrix within the ruins of the SDF-1.
Analysis of the captured Bioroid
and its pilot leads to the conclusion that the Bioroid reacts
to the nervous system of the pilot through a series of biological
diodes biogenetically engineered into the pilot's body.
The captured pilot soon dies of
his wounds in captivity. The prevailing prejudice among the
high command is that the Bioroid pilots are biologically human
androids, living beings that are assembled rather than born
Supreme Commander Leonard further
insists that the Masters must be micronized Zentraedi, over
the objections of Lt. Sterling.
September 10, 2029
The Robotech Masters launch attacks
against the civilian populace of Monument City, and 200 prisoners
are taken for intelligence purposes.
The Robotech Masters decide to
insert Zor Prime into human society as a spy.
Newly captured Bioroid pilots are
destroyed by United Earth High Command, because they become
non-responsive when taken from their cockpits, reinforcing the
Leonard's misconception of the pilots as non-living bio-androids.
The capture of civilians has angered
the populace, who are demanding immediate action from the government
and the military. Leonard is contacted by the Prime Minister,
ordering him to end his inaction and escalate the attacks on
the Robotech Masters.
An REF vessel finally receives
Liberty's first mayday signal from January while serving as
the picket ship on communication-relay duty. The REF is notified,
but due to being spread out and otherwise occupied because of
its mission, Maj. Carpenter's is the only ship available.
The ship is contacted by the General
Reinhardt of REF high command and directed to Earth, to assess
the situation there and warn Earth that the REF doesn't expect
to be able to send more help for several more months due to
current deployments and ongoing operations.
October 15, 2029
The Robotech Masters' flagship
docks with a second mothership and lifts off from Earth's surface,
despite a desperate attempt by the 15th ATAC to prevent the
link-up. Zor Prime is allowed to be captured by the Southern
Cross; he falls into the hands of the GMP, who covertly enlists
General Emerson to help them debrief the prisoner, whom they
suspect will be simply put to death if Leonard's men capture
October 29, 2029
Carpenter's vessel arrives at Earth
and is destroyed while ramming and destroying one of the Masters'
motherships. To Leonard's dismay, Carpenter informs him of the
REF's inability to send more help at the moment.
Zor Prime's interviews and debriefing
intensify, despite his almost complete amnesia. He is moved
from a GMP - Military Intelligence facility to a more "human"
setting, namely the Monument City military hospital.
Supreme Commander Leonard begins
to believe that the alien goal is the extermination of the human
race, and indeed the Masters' statements among themselves increasingly
advocate this course of action, a change from their original
position that they were interested only in recovery of the Protoculture
December 7, 2029
Lt Dana Sterling illicitly sneaks
into the hospital room of Zor Prime to confront him for killing
men under her command.
When Lt. Sterling's sergeant whistles
a tune he picked up on the Masters' flagship as a signal that
it was time for her to leave, Zor Prime recognizes the tune
as belonging to one of the Robotech Masters' muses, his first
Zor Prime is introduced into the
15th ATAC, in the hope that a military environment will awaken
his memories as a Bioroid pilot. Lt. Sterling's squadron is
chosen because of her Zentraedi heritage, and because of her
previous encounters with him in the field. Experience with a
picture of the mounded ruins of the SDF-1 causes Zor to suffer
a seizure, while the Masters' programming reasserts control
Zor's flashbacks reveal for certain
that the protoculture is the Masters' goal, though the General
Staff still believes that they are after Earth's stockpiles,
and are unaware of the relevance of the ruins of the SDF-1.
Despite General Emerson's entreaties, Leonard concludes that
the only solution is a direct assault on the Masters' fleet.
Zor Prime overhears General Emerson's
comments that an attack by the Earth fleet is in preparation,
and this information is intercepted by the Masters.
The full-production Veritech AGAC
enters service. Earth launches its first major offensive against
the Masters in space, consisting of some twenty battlecruisers
and an equal number of destroyers under Captain Nordoff.
With the Masters tipped off to
the attack and to the strength of Earth's forces by the implant
in Zor Prime's brain, it is quickly and soundly defeated, and
the few surviving capital ships are directed by Nordoff to fall
back to ALuCE-1.
Zor begins to remember the Triumvirate
nature of the Robotech Masters. This observation is confirmed
by observations made during the battle in space. Lt. Sterling,
her aide, and Zor Prime also discover the presence of alien
flowers within the ruins of the SDF-1.
Supreme Commander Leonard orders
that a second assault wave be deployed, link up with the remnants
of the first, and launch a combined attack on the Masters.
Earth's distress call, sent when
communications with SS Liberty was reestablished, reaches the
Expeditionary Forces, but the Expeditionary Forces are now deeply
entangled in a new conflict and General Reinhardt decides that
it can not break off.
Supreme Command decides to refurbish
the science facility ALuCE as a military outpost.
April 19, 2030
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best described as a cross between Godzilla and professional wrestling,
hits the theaters to scathing critical reviews.
Clones begin to rebel against their
social system, beginning with the muse Musica's refusal to pair-bond
with the mate chosen for her.
The GMP's Lt. Nova Satori leaks
the news of the second attack wave to Zor Prime, whose implant
then informs the Masters, though Nova is interrupted before
she can inform Zor of the strength of the forces.
April 28, 2030
The Cavalry-1 fleet mission to
relieve ALuCE-1, a task-force of five battlecruisers, is ambushed
by the Masters, and escapes with the aid of the two destroyer-class
ships, shuttles, and fighters returning from the Moon, and returning
the wounded of the first assault wave to Earth.
General Emerson is appointed to
command the second offensive, a move widely interpreted as an
attempt by Supreme Commander Leonard to remove Emerson the General
Staff so that Leonard's "frontal attack" tactics can
be pursued without Emerson's objections.
Advanced triumvirate Bioroids known
as "Invid Fighters" are ordered into full production
by the Robotech Masters.
May 23, 2030
The GMP investigates the source
of the intelligence leak. Lt. Satori of the GMP realizes that
she may have been the leak herself, because of her openness
with Zor Prime, and discreetly plugs that leak.
May 24, 2030
Leonard's scheme to remove his
enemies to the Moon is reinforced by the assignment to the mission
of almost all the officers who have consistently objected to
Supreme Command's squandering of its best troops, with the exception
of the TASC Lt. Brown, who - due to a mistake in his personnel
file, is rescued from the mission as a security risk.
Lt Satori accepts responsibility
for the mistake and removed from the internal investigation.
Triumviroid drone pods are tested
by the Robotech Masters.
May 30, 2030
Just before landing at Luna, General
Emerson's warship and its escort are attacked by an attack force
of Bioroids and several of the Masters' smaller capital ships.
Emerson retreats to "LaGrange Point 6", code for a
location 20,000 km from Mars. Using an unconventional fold-technique
known as an "Orbital Warp Blast" to destroy the enemy
vessels from the tidal forces of an artificial singularity,
and ramming the remaining capital vessels with his fold bubble
upon defolding, he manages to defeat the alien battle group
and deliver the troops and supplies to the moon base. Despite
these efforts, repair and refurbishment of Luna is not completed
before the end of the war, and the base takes no part in future
With assistance from Major Cromwell
of the Robotech Department, Cpl. Louie Nichols develops the
VTFS "Pupil Pistol" targeting system for simulation
The Pupil Pistol system is immediately
integrated into all Veritech Spartas hovertanks.
General Emerson's ship leaves Luna
and returns to Earth, while the remainder of his fleet reinforces
the ships at ALuCE, while repairs at Luna proceed.
Due to additional forces returned
to service and gains in battle, a second wave of the ERF (Earth
Reclamation Forces) is sent to Earth by Admiral Hunter.
June 3, 2030
The first returning wave of the
Expeditionary Forces arrives at Earth's moon. These ships rendezvous
with the Southern Cross forces on ALuCE.
June 5, 2030
Returning Expeditionary Forces
link up with Emerson and the fleet launching from Earth for
the first of three final battles against the Masters.
In the battle, the 15th ATAC, its
hovertanks modified for space flight, is dropped onto the Masters'
flagship, while the AJACS pilots also assigned to infiltrate
are beaten off.
The Invid Fighter is deployed for
the first time by the Masters, in defense of their vessel.
Unable to break inside the vessel,
the 15th is assisted by the Tristar, which widens a hull breach
by ramming the mothership. The 15th squad infiltrates the enemy
vessel. Once in the Masters' flagship, the Masters reassert
control over Zor Prime, who then turns on his comrades. The
15th Squad attempts to make their way through the civilian compartments
to the ship's command center in an attempt to seize the ship,
but are eventually captured.
With the flanking of the Earth
fleet by a second mothership, Emerson orders a general withdrawal
to the ALuCE-1. Emerson's flagship relocates to ALuCE-1, to
assist the ultimately futile efforts to bring it online by the
end of the war.
June 8, 2030
The 15th Squad is rescued from
execution by the intervention of Musica, chief muse of the Robotech
Masters, who has become infatuated with one of the members of
The ATAC troops rescue Zor Prime,
who is being deprogrammed by the Masters before his termination.
With the Masters distracted by
a new attack by Emerson's fleet, the 15th Squad, Musica, and
Zor disable the Masters' defensive force fields and escape the
Masters' mothership, which is destroyed in an act of sabotage
The Masters evacuate their doomed
ship, and transfer their flag to another mothership. Both sides
disengage, and prepare for the final battle. The 15th Squad
heads back to Earth with Musica, while Emerson's fleet returns
to the ALuCE-1.
Dangerously erratic behavior begins
to appear among the clones in the Robotech Masters' fleet, due
to their low level of protoculture and contact with humans.
Rebellious clones, and their triumvirate partners, are incarcerated
to isolate them from the general population.
Fully two-thirds of the Masters'
protoculture pods have become infested with the Invid Flower
of Life, and they resolve to immediately move upon the Protoculture
Factory in the ruins of the SDF-1.
August 6, 2030
Zor Prime's mental health slowly
degenerates, and he eventually betrays Musica to the GMP. Bowie
Grant and Musica flee into the woods, stealing a hovercycle
from a Tactical Corps-Forest Division base. The 15th Squad is
ordered to assist in their capture.
August 7, 2030
Bowie and Musica make their way
to the ruins of the SDF-1, where they are joined by the remainder
of the 15th and Lt. Satori of the GMP. Upon seeing the active
spores of the Flower of Life, Zor Prime recovers his memory
Supreme Commander Leonard orders
a full and final assault on the Robotech Masters. Before his
troops can engage the Masters, the aliens launch a full assault
on Earth. General Emerson is ordered to harass the aliens on
their flank while Earth's forces prepare for a counter-attack.
The Robotech Masters abandon the
majority of their civilian population to transport vessels,
as the clones become more lethargic and uncontrollable.
Emerson's forces are nearly annihilated
in combat with the Masters while awaiting support from Earth.
The enemy fleet penetrates Earth's inner defenses, and Emerson's
fleet is committed to hold the line at all costs.
The fleet is destroyed, and Emerson
and two of his pilots are captured, as the Tristar rams and
cripples one of the Masters' motherships.
August 8, 2030
The Robotech Masters land drugged
infantry in major North American cities, and destroy minor cities
with fusion beams. The Robotech Masters demand unconditional
surrender from the Southern Cross. Leonard agrees to evacuate
in 48 hours, but orders preparations for the counterattack be
Citizens of Denver and other North
American cities evacuate, and all civil defense forces are called
up to protect against further landings.
Zor Prime agrees to a prisoner
exchange; but both sides secretly intend to attack the other.
Fighting breaks out on the Masters' flagship. The 15th Squad
escapes, and assists the abandoned civilians of the Robotech
Masters to safely land on Earth. General Emerson is killed in
The second wave of ships from the
REF arrives at Earth just in time for the final battle against
the Robotech Masters. With all civil defense and ground forces
prepared for incursions by the Masters, the combined United
Earth fleet launches against the Robotech Masters.
Earth's forces are victorious,
with heavy losses, though the Masters' flagship slips past the
battle and approaches the ruins of the SDF-1. Squadrons of Bioroids
and troop carrier corvettes launch an all-out and desperate
offensive against the Southern Cross' ground forces, destroying
The Robotech Masters are assassinated
by Zor. The Second Robotech War ends, with Zor causing one of
the Robotech Masters' motherships to self-destruct. The intended
destruction of the protoculture factories is not achieved, instead
resulting in the dispersal of the Flower of Life over North
The Regess detects the release
of the Flower of Life spores on Earth. Unsure of the situation
there, the Regess prepares a discreet recon mission prior to
the full invasion.
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