Crisis Core Ultimania Timeline

[from pg. 547]

[ μ ] – εуλ 1959

· Shin-Ra Works (later the Shin-Ra Company) discovers mako energy

Approximately 30 years before FFVII
· Professor Gast discovers Jenova. Mistaking her for an Ancient, he begins the Jenova Project

Beginning approximately 20 years before CC
· Genesis is born from Jenova Project G

· Angeal is born from Jenova Project G

· Sephiroth is born from Jenova Project S

· In response to Genesis’s birth, Deepground, a secret facility beneath the Shin-Ra building, begins their own experiments

· Professor Gast absconds. Hojo defeats Hollander in a power struggle to become the head of Shin-Ra’s Science Department

[ μ ] – εуλ 1976
· Construction of the mako city, Midgar, begins. The Shin-Ra company relocates its headquarters to Midgar

Beginning approximately 8 years before CC
· The Wutai War begins

[ μ ] – εуλ 2000
Late Summer
· Genesis is injured in the training room. While being treated by Hollander, he learns from him the secrets about his birth and body; demanding a means to be saved from his deterioration, he allies himself with Hollander

· Lazard is contacted by Hollander and agrees to a plan of treason against Shin-Ra. Lazard begins providing him funding

10th Month
· Genesis, who had been dispatched to Wutai, deserts, taking with him a great host of SOLDIERs 2nd and 3rd Class (the SOLDIER Mass Desertion Incident)

· Hollander steals classified documents from the Science Department and disappears

11th Month
· SOLDIER 2nd Class Zack is sent to Wutai with Angeal to replace Genesis. Angeal disappears

12th Month
· Rufus Shinra assumes the position of vice president. He goes on a long-term business trip

· Zack and Tseng go to Banora Village. Genesis’s army was making use of the village as a base, so Shin-Ra destroyed it via aerial bombing to erase the evidence

[ ν ] – εуλ 0001
2nd Month
· The Wutai War ends

· AVALANCHE, an anti-Shin-Ra organization based in Wutai, intensifies its activities

3rd Month
· Angeal and Genesis are officially announced killed in the line of duty

4th Month
· Zack is promoted to SOLDIER 1st Class. The same day, Genesis’s army invades Midgar

· Cissnei of the Turks undertakes a secret assignment to keep Zack under surveillance

· Zack and Aerith are introduced at the church in the slums

· Zack goes on an investigation mission to Modeoheim and meets Cloud

· After battling Genesis and Angeal, Zack inherits the Buster Sword

· Hollander is held in custody at Shin-Ra’s Junon branch

[ ν ] – εуλ 0002
· A unit including Zack is dispatched to destroy AVALANCHE’s Icicle Inn base. Every unit of the unit except for Zack and a Turks operative are killed

Early Summer
· Knowing it’s just a matter of time before the collusion between he and Hollander is discovered, Lazard disappears

· Zack is ordered to take a vacation to Costa del Sol

· Junon and various other places are attacked simultaneously. Hollander escapes

Seventh Month
· Lazard and Hollander are officially announced killed in the line of duty

· Genesis’s army begins raiding mako reactors in various places

Around 9/22
· Zack, Sephiroth and Cloud visit the Nibel mako reactor as an investigation team

· Sephiroth burns Nibelheim and then falls into the Nibel mako reactor. He’s declared dead

· Zack and Cloud become experiment samples

Tenth Month
· Sephiroth, Zack and the other members of the Nibelheim investigation team are publicly announced to be dead

[ ν ] – εуλ 0006
· Zack escapes from Shinra Manor and takes the mako poisoned Cloud with him

[ ν ] – εуλ 0007
Early Autumn
· Zack settles things with Genesis in the Banora Underground

· Genesis is retrieved to be taken to Deepground

Late Ninth Month
· Zack is killed in the wastelands on the outskirts of Nibelheim. Cloud inherits the Buster Sword and goes toward Midgar

[Translator’s note: This reference to Nibelheim is an obvious typo meant to reference Midgar instead]

· AVALANCHE’s leader is “assassinated”

· The reborn AVALANCHE, including Cloud, blow up mako reactor no. 1

[ ν ] – εуλ 0008
Last Third of First Month
· Cloud and co. prevent the reborn Sephiroth from fulfilling his goals, and the planet is saved from Meteor

[ ν ] – εуλ 0010
· Vincent cooperates with the WRO (World Regenesis Organization) and prevents Deepground’s goals to extinguish the planet

· “G” awakens in a cavern beneath Midgar