Where did Terran Colonial Forces appear first?
Sector: SOL (Starlancer universe/timeline)
The Great Solar War has raged unchecked for decades. The Eastern Coalition and Western Alliance clash on hundreds of fronts, the death toll ranging into the millions. The Eastern Coalition manages to gain the upper hand and sensing their eventual demise the Alliance launches one last bid to preserve their way of life.
From within a ship a man closes his eyes as if to sleep. With a flash his head falls back and to it's side as he's thrusted into the deepest and longest sleep hes ever experienced. The metal pod that now holds his life slowly powers down and appears to enter it's own sleep, a dim flashing light it's only voice. Looking down the cold, dark and sterile hall reveals that this pod is not alone. Hundreds of its brothers line the walls, with hundreds more on the next floor and the next. All of the ships we're made that way, to house as many people as possible, to save mankind. This was the Alliances last hope, to launch thousands of its citizens into space, and pray they reach the Sirus system and rebuild what years of war have ripped apart. 4 ships we're constructed, each to house a different culture. Christened The Liberty, the first ship carried Americans, The Kusari carried Japanese, The Rheinland consisted of Germans and the Bretonia was the heart of the British.
In a massive effort to protect these cryoships , the Alliance gathers every last ship in it's fleet and launches a huge offensive on the Coalition. Torpedoes and lasers fill the black void of space as the cryoships race by. The first part of they're plan was a success, the cryoships escaped the battle with little damage and begin their long journey to humanities new home. But the battle raged on, the Alliance with their strengthened moral press forward as more Coalition forces join the battle. For a mere moment humanity was engaged in the biggest battle in history.
Then the impossible happened. Into Earth's darkest hour enters mans first contact with an alien race. From out of the darkest black of space, a colossal ship materializes into its native purple hue. Towering over the biggest of the Coalition/Alliance carriers it casts a massive shadow over the entire battlefield bringing the entire war to a sudden and startling halt. For a brief time humanity was united once more in curiosity as fighters stop dead in their tacks, and carriers turn to face this historic event. For a moment the entire sector holds its breath while it awaits the aliens next move. They don't have to wait long as their ship slowly turns to face the brightest star in our solar system: the sun. A dim light begins to grow brighter and brighter from within the vessel as it gathers strength for its sinister purpose. With a flash a fireball of energy is shot out of the ship at a tremendous speed, racing towards Sol's only source of light and heat. Within seconds of its release it hits the mark, utterly destroying the sun. But, this was far from over. The shock wave generated from the suns destruction ripped through the sector, ripping moons from their orbit and eventually reducing them to ashes, destroyed entire planets in seconds as if they were made of plaster and left nothing of the battle group save charred scraps of metal.
Everything is quiet, the entire sector now devoid of live but from the dark side of Pluto, a lone light emerges. A ship launches carrying a young Alliance general: the soul survivor of the massacre. His mission: to find each of the cryoships and warn them of aliens, now dubbed "The Nomads", attack, his name: Atticus Rockford.
Sector: Sirius (Freelancer universe/timeline)
Years ago, the 301st TCEagles Commander, crashbx, formed a temporary alliance with another Squadron, the 317th Scythers, to fight pirates and common enemies in the Sirius sector. After destroying one of the organized criminal networks in the Omicron Gamma system, the two squadrons decided to re-unite the old Western Alliance. The WA fought the Coalition in the solar war long ago, but once the fighting stopped the WA disbanded, with most members relocating to Sirius to preserve their way of life. Now reunited and stronger than before, the Western Alliance was reorganized and renamed as the Terran Colonial Forces, due to the fact that its membership and influence encompassed an equal number of Terran and Colonial worlds. Not long after the reorganization, 2 more squadrons were added to TCForces; these are known as the 313th DragonClaw and 45th Werebears.
Present Time: (Elite Dangerous universe/timeline)
Date: May 30 3299
Nobody in this timeline knows exactly where Terran Colonial Forces first appeared but first contact was somewhere around Eranin 4 Planet, where Eranin 4 Survey spotted a strange short wake signal anomaly. At first, local security forces did not pay much attention to this event. A TCForces ship had jumped into the system, deployed some of their scouts in an escape pod and engaged the distress beacon to attract local help. Their cryoship ANS Atlantica, as it was called, waited in darkness of space to observe the reaction of the locals. After the escape pods were rescued, the cryoship disappeared and TCForces members were brought to the nearest space station of Eranin 4 Survey. The TCForces commanders could not reveal their place of origin; this information would be too volatile in the wrong hands. The cover story they gave was that their ship had been lost to a pirate raid and they were waiting to be rescued. The Ship Commander that led the rescue was quite a talker, and by listening to him the TCForces learned much about current political situation in the system, and who to trust and who not to trust. Slowly they assimilated into Eranin community, becoming as part of them. On Eranin 4 Survey, TCForces proved themselves to be very capable in combat against pirates. They first worked in surroundings of the station to clear pirate threats and earned the respect of Eranin 4 Survey citizens. Meanwhile, they also learned about this timeline’s technology of jump range and were surprised how many systems humanity had managed to colonize. Although they had never experienced so much diversity, they considered the Eranin system their home and they stayed there to help Eranin keep the shipping lanes clear of pirates. At first they did not want to make any political movements, but radical change was happening in their adopted home system. They had to quickly learn the geopolitical landscape in this timeline, and some knowledge of recent history allowed them to pick the right side to support.
After this early period, the TCForces commanders learned of the Alliance of Independent Systems. They saw that the Alliance in this timeline is what the Alliance wanted to be in their timeline, and pledged their loyalty without hesitation. With these firm foundations in place, they reported all of their knowledge about this timeline to the rest of TCForces, still aboard their sleepership. Other TCForces started to join, slowly at first, but soon their numbers grew rapidly. They were becoming one of recognizable factions in the Eranin space, and were able to use their military capabilities to deliver a sense of security in the Eranin system.
Tides of War coming...
Date: 19 September 3300
Cold war was rising between Federation super power and Eranin independent faction called Eranin People's party, of course we did not want to just stand by and try watch our friends burn by all those bullying so we showed EPP our support against this threat against independence, we knew that their communistic ideals were not perfect but they were working in time and people seemed to have what they wanted, of course there was corruption in some higher ranks but it was not that bad so we pledged our support in Eranin in case conflict would get hot. Between Eranin and the Federation over Eranin's 30th Anniversary of Independence conflicts started to get more serious which eventually blown out in full war for independence and we didn't hesitate to preserve Eranin Citizens choice.
Fights for the Eranin independence were intense but in the end through sheer support we fought major Federation superpower away and keep the independence.
Eranin System widespread recognition for the Terran Colonial Forces
Date: 10 September 3301
After all the efforts TCForces showed in the system we slowly got beloved by Eranin Citizens as the only force that is capable keeping pirates at bay. After the war EPP was struggling to maintain even low state of security in system many systems also refused to trade with them because EPP did not meet certain trade agreement criteria because of their political views for that matter EPP could not solve large unemployment of Eranin Citizens and many young people were leaving system for the better life, that's when riots started that something must change and as alternative people demanded that it's time to join the Alliance under TCForces control. When word come out that Federation factions are attempting to make another conflict in Eranin to take it over TCForces stepped in and made blockade against Federation attempt while EPP was trying to silence people against new idea that they would lose control so slowly with major support of Eranin Citizens, TCForces decided to make talk with EPP about handover of the control over Eranin system to prevent Eranin to collapse into economic turmoil because of mismanagement that EPP created over the years. This handover was peacefull and non-aggression pact was signed with numerous EPP supporters. Handover went smooth and without casualties. The turmoil was partly enhanced also by Federation because they did not allow nearby federation systems to make any trade agreements with the Eranin and now that TCForces took over the system it open new doors to prosperity inside Alliance. After a year of peace between EPP and TCForces some of the leaderhip who didnt care much about common prosperity and peace started to spread propaganda against Alliance and TCForces because of their lust for power. Till now peoples choice for Alliance control has been protected but in the future if EPP sympathizers will continue in aggressive stance it may start a civil war.[/size]