Crossfire Timeline

By | November 23, 2021

In preparation for the new comic coming next week, we’ll posting 10 bonus pieces of world building and character bios leading up to the comic. Admittedly these are a few days late, so not all of them will be posted before Crossfire releases.

Anyway, if you’re not interested in this additional world building, it’s not required to read the comic, these are only meant to be supplementary for people who are interested. Without further ado, here’s the timeline of the Crossfire Universe!


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AuraTerrorbird
2 days ago

Being someone who’s scared shitless about the climate crisis, the events described in the Old World Era hit too close to home. Despite that, I’m looking forward to what’s in store with this comic.

LaudoMatriae
6 days ago

2351-2469 How does it take 118 to build a colony after starting work on the project?
3369 You don’t measure direction in a galaxy by north south east west.
3706 Bioweapon and Chemical weapon are not interchangeable.

This is literally just Mass Effect with a twist. You couldn’t come up with something original?
Also this timeline feels like it was thrown together hastily without looking closely at it for errors.

Last edited 6 days ago by LaudoMatriae
TheDarkNeon
Reply to  LaudoMatriae
6 days ago

Alright smartass YOU make a better “ORIGINAL” timeline of events.

Cubsfan31
Reply to  LaudoMatriae
6 days ago

One, it still took us well over a decade to reach the moon after saying that we going to try to go the moon. This is humanity saying that they’ll expand to space after several decades of conflict and loss of resources. They surely had almost nothing left, but that’s not going to stop them from saying they want to reach for the stars. I mean we’ve been working on the possibility of building colonies on another planet for decades and we’re still not even close to being ready. These guys have far less to work with than we currently… Read more »

LaudoMatriae
Reply to  Cubsfan31
4 days ago

I apologize for being over critical, after F&F I have very little hope that Crossfire will be good.
I’m still correct about there being a difference between chemical and bio weapons.

D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
Reply to  LaudoMatriae
5 days ago

Agreed, but hopefully the character interaction and storyline will be a massive improvements compared to what we got in F&F.

Eris
6 days ago

That’s an insane amount of reflection! As a huge SF fan I’m really impressed. How long did you work on this timeline? I’m kinda curious

yumei
6 days ago

Huh, ok, this is really deep into the future sci-fi. I’m used to sci-fi being like 100 years or 500 years in the future.

mickayla
6 days ago

How many pages are you thinking about for this comic?

TheDarkNeon
Reply to  mickayla
6 days ago

This much build up?
Hype?
An animated spinoff already?

Probably 800

Cubsfan31
Reply to  TheDarkNeon
6 days ago

I mean, from the looks of it, Crossfire: Odyssey is not a “spinoff” of Crossfire. It is setup to the world of Crossfire, to explain some things about how the world works and what we can expect from the comic. Essentially, Crossfire: Odyssey will be the prologue to the comic. Also, I highly doubt the Crossfire will be 800 pages. Cinder Isle was 700 pages and Sam said that they don’t have any plans to make future comics as long as Cinder Isle. I could see Crossfire being a little longer than some comics, but not nearly as long as… Read more »

Last edited 6 days ago by Cubsfan31
beetlelion12
6 days ago

Nice timeline. However, I’m a bit confused on how Sol managed to control any of their colonies pre-ftl, even if only in name. Granted, this universe is different so distances may be shorter and/or STL speeds faster.
It’ll be good to read either way.

D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
Reply to  beetlelion12
5 days ago

They probably have warp engines-ish type technology to make space travel possible.

beetlelion12
Reply to  D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
5 days ago

My question still stands. With FTL, I can suspend my disbelief that humanity has a single overarching government in control of multiple systems and world’s; however much I find it hard to believe even then considering how much time has passed for the colonies. However, unless the speed of light is massively increased to allow fast enough communication and STL travel to be a viable way of making sure you’re in control (ex.: it takes a ship going at 10% lightspeed 2 weeks to travel to Alpha Centauri) and/or distances between star systems shorter than this universe, I’d be hard-pressed,… Read more »

Last edited 5 days ago by beetlelion12
James Caras
6 days ago

I can’t believe they had the war we managed to avoid so far.

Greatsage
6 days ago

Someone has been playing Mass Effect a whole lot…… 😀

TheDarkNeon
7 days ago

“A beginning…is a very delicate time. Know then that it is the year Four thousand and twelve.”

Markodan92
Markodan92
7 days ago

“Space The Final Frontier”

“These are the voyages of the starship Odyssey”

“Its ongoing mission to explore strange new world”

“To seek out new lifeforms and new Civilizations

“To boldly go were know one has gone before”

Elizabeta
Reply to  Markodan92
6 days ago

We come in peace! Shoot to kill!
Its life Captain! But not as we know it!
There’s Harvengers on the Starboard bow!
The Starship Odyssey always going forward because they can’t find reverse!
…And things are getting worse!
But always remember!
IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!

LaudoMatriae
Reply to  Markodan92
6 days ago

Odyssey is the colony, the ship is Crossfire.

Markodan92
Markodan92
Reply to  LaudoMatriae
6 days ago

Ah right my bad…..😅😅

D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
7 days ago

So, is this an alt reality or the main timeline?

Also, does socerers not exist here?

Also, why couldn’t this be like Star Trek. Legit every sci-fi story tries to be like GoLion, Battlestar Galatica or Gundam in how Earth and humans are written. Idk how to feel about this.

Last edited 7 days ago by D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
Cubsfan31
Reply to  D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
6 days ago

This story is set in its own universe, separate from the SF universe. Meaning that this is the main timeline for the Crossfire universe, and that, as far as we can tell, there are no sorcerers. So much like Favors and Followers, there will be no magic at any point in the story, because magic doesn’t exist in the Crossfire universe. It sounds like all the gender transformations will be explain via science fiction methods, rather than magic.

D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
Reply to  Cubsfan31
5 days ago

Ok I guess that makes sense, but why earth gotta get yeet’d in everyone of these types of stories? What’s wrong with humans keeping the earth around?

Cubsfan31
Reply to  D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
5 days ago

Because it incentivizes all of humanity to support space exploration. Not all of humanity would want to build colonies on other planets if Earth was fine. But when you’re on a dying planet, that makes the people on that planet desperate to survive, and the only real chance at survival is to find somewhere else to live. Not to mention, it’s an allegory for how we as a society are treating our own planet. That our version of Earth could end up going down the same path if we’re not careful. It’s a message about how to treat the planet… Read more »

Last edited 5 days ago by Cubsfan31
Bennett LeLacques
7 days ago

Sad to see that it takes exactly 500 years for humans to make it back to the moon on a permanent basis, but at least it happens. Nice touch on the year!

Last edited 7 days ago by Bennett LeLacques
JD Washington
7 days ago

(Second attempt to comment this, since the first one was apparently not acceptable.)

Oh wow, not even the Crossfire universe is safe from [REDACTED] coercing its neighbor countries. As someone who lives in Southeast Asia, this hits too close to home.

That aside, this is one heck of a timeline. I’ll take my sweet time reading through all of this.

JD Washington
Reply to  SapphireFoxx
7 days ago

I have no clue. I just played it safe by reposting the same comment while removing the forbidden word, and looks like it worked, so yeah, idk, lol..

SS1MGS
7 days ago

In a galaxy far far away… 😜

D The Weeb To Magic Girl Dee
Reply to  SS1MGS
7 days ago

Basically.

slowhand365
7 days ago

And they thought the timeline of civilization was long. Phew.