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Overdraft: The Timeline

Overdraft: The Timeline

A guide to events in the world of Overdraft!

The following material indexes every date mentioned or alluded to in the Overdraft series to date, including the original short story, the Overdraft: The Orion Offensive serial, and the short story “Burnout”. This isn’t intended as an encyclopedia, but rather a quick-reference guide. As additional episodes are released, this will be updated regularly.

A spoiler warning is appropriate, given that the items refer to events in the work. You’ll want to read the stories first.

The key to the sources is at the bottom of the file. Also check out the Overdraft Glossary!

Around 38,000 B.C.E. Leelites meet the Luk’a (OO-4)
Around 35,000 B.C.E. Luk’a raid Earth (OO-7)
Date unrevealed Xylanx rise up against the Luk’a (OO-7)
1950s Lorraine Buchwalder, a stewardess for Pan Am, has her voice recorded (OO-2)
21st century (day unrevealed) Xylanx expansion period continues (OO-2)
2038 (day unrevealed) Xylanx encounter Leelites during auction (OO-4)
2030s Keeler family becomes powerful in Florida society (OO-4)
21st century (day unrevealed) Kayman Weber transmits signals into deep space (OO-7)
2050s St. Theobald’s begins disaster prognostication program (OO-8)
21st century (day unrevealed) Xylanx detect signal from Earth, turn inward (OO-2)
2070s Fertility scare on Earth (OO-8)
2070s First member of the Keeler family wins elected office (OO-4)
2080s Deflation panic on Earth (OO-8)
2080s Elaine Sturm Keeler born (OO-5)
2080s Blossom Raintree raised on Mauritius (BU)
2083 • June 16 Pacifica becomes a state of the United States (BU)
2090s Indian Venus probe deactivated (OO-1)
2090s Disco music becomes popular again on Earth (OO-8)
2103 • March 2103 BH7 arrives in Solar System from Regulus (OO-1)
2103 • April More components arrive from Regulus (OO-1)
2103 • December 17 Manned mission reaches Venus in time to greet Regulan arrivals (OO-1)
2104 • May 14 First human voyage to Regulus (OO-1)
2105 (day unrevealed) Bridget Yang born (OO-1)
2107 (day unrevealed) Jamie Sturm born (OO-1)
2110 (day unrevealed) Avallorenes introduce SHEL suits to humanity (OO-7)
2110 (day unrevealed) Lissa Trovatelli born (OO-6)
2110s Interstellar trading from Earth begins (OO-1)
2110s Bridget Yang grows up in Canada (OO-4)
Early 2110s Martin Sturm migrates to space (OO-1)
Early 2110s Elaine Sturm divorces Martin Sturm (OO-4)
Mid 2110s Elaine Sturm marries Senator Keeler (OO-4)
Mid 2110s Jamie’s stepfather takes Jamie to visit La Oliva monastery in Spain (OO-7)
2118 (day unrevealed) Jamie Sturm attempts to sell Taffy Keeler to the Regulans (OO-2)
Early 2120s Jamie Sturm sent to boarding school (OO-4)
2123 (day unrevealed) Jamie Sturm fakes running a four-minute mile (OO-5)
2124 (day unrevealed) Bridget Yang joins the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada (OO-5)
2127 (day unrevealed) Bridget Yang, now a corporal for the Queen’s Own Rifles, joins the Visitor Contact Group (OO-5)
2128 (day unrevealed) Previous Leelite auction (OO-3)
2129 (day unrevealed) Eighteen months before Overland, Bridget meets and becomes involved with Lucas “Skinner” Baines (OO-5)
2130 (day unrevealed) Jamie’s stepfather, Senator Keeler, dies; Elaine Keeler appointed to take his senate seat (OO-5)
2130 • November Elaine Keeler wins special election for the United States Senate; there are 118 senators (OO-5)
2130 (day unrevealed) Overland Disaster. Arcturo-Solar War begins (OO-1)
2130 (day unrevealed) Giotto Colony on Luyten’s Star attacked by Gebrans (OO-6)
2131 (day unrevealed) Eight months after Giotto Colony is attacked, Lissa Trovatelli is rescued (OO-6)
2131 • May 10 Bridget Yang testifies before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about Overland disaster (OO-5)
2131 • May Death toll from Arcturo-Solar War: 600,000 (OO-5)
2131 (day unrevealed) Bridget Yang moves off-planet from Earth (OO-4)
2131 (day unrevealed) Bridget Yang is turned down for employment by Praetor, Lazarius, Osman, and other trading firms (OO-2)
2132 (day unrevealed) A Quaestor expedition leader offers Bridget Yang a contract (OO-2)
2132 (day unrevealed) Lissa Trovatelli arrives on Earth; is recruited and begins training (OO-6)
2133 • June 16 [OVERDRAFT: BURNOUT begins] Bridget Yang encounters Blossom Raintree on Chara (BU)
2133 • June 30 Leo Falcone hires Bridget Yang for Altair team (BU)
2136 • March Kolvax and the Severed exiled to Sigma Draconis (OO-1)
2136 (day unrevealed) Bridget Yang appoints Victor Gideon chief of Surge Two (OO-2)
2137 • January 2 Jamie Sturm’s duty shift on Ops Station, Venus begins (OO-1)
2137 • July Jamie Sturm begins embezzling from Ops (OO-1)
2138 • March 19 Spore arrives at Altair on container from Porrima B (HE)
2138 • March 24 Wrong armor sent to Altair from Regulus (HE)
2138 • March 26 Surge Altair ends campaign against Spore on Altair’s gas giant (HE)
2138 • March 28 Wrong armor arrives on Alabeyd from Regulus (HE)
2138 • March 29 [OVERDRAFT: HUMAN ERROR begins.] Surge Altair defeats Spore on Alabeyd (HE)
2138 • March 31 Jake Temmons leaves as Surge Altair Q/A (OO-2)
2138 • April 1 [OVERDRAFT: THE ORION OFFENSIVE begins.] Surge Altair recon discovers surviving bangbox on Alabeyd (OO-1)
2138 • April 2 Jamie confronted on Ops by Falcone. Jamie departs for Altair. (OO-1)
2138 • April 3 Jamie arrives at Altair. Falcone arrives at Altair. Jamie named trader. Jamie and Bridget depart for Sigma Draconis. (OO-1)
2138 • April 4 Jamie and Bridget arrive at Sigma Draconis. Falcone sends messengers from Altair to Sigma Draconis. (OO-1)
2138 • April 5 Surge Sigma duels with the Xylanx. Kolvax leaves for Gharion Preserve. Falcone’s messengers arrive at Sigma Draconis (OO-2)
2138 • April 6 Falcone’s messengers begin training Jamie as a trader (OO-2)
2138 • April 7 Kolvax arrives at Gharion Preserve. (OO-2)
2138 • April 8 Kolvax departs for audience with Dominium (OO-2)
2138 • April 10 Kolvax has his audience with Dominium (OO-2)
2138 • April 11 Kolvax departs for Gharion Preserve (OO-2)
2138 • April 13 Kolvax arrives at Gharion Preserve. Jamie and Bridget depart Sigma Draconis for Baghula. (OO-2)
2138 • April 14 Falcone arrives at Sigma Draconis. Jamie and Bridget arrive at Baghula. (OO-2)
2138 • April 15 Baghu forces overwhelm Surge Sigma (OO-2)
2138 • April 17 Surge Sigma departs Baghula for Sigma Draconis (OO-3)
2138 • April 18 Frocky begins learning Moogles’ language (OO-4)
2138 • April 27 Quaestor auditors arrive on Sigma Draconis (OO-3)
2138 • April 28 Kolvax departs Gharion Preserve for Leel (OO-3)
2138 • April 29 Surge Sigma departs Sigma Draconis for Leel (OO-3)
2138 • April 30 Auction on Leel and subsequent battle. Kolvax departs Leel for Gharion Preserve (OO-3)
2138 • May 1 Aftermath of battle on Leel; Indispensable begins processing Leelites’ order (OO-4)
2138 • May 3 Jamie and Bridget depart Leel for Sigma Draconis, leaving Surge Two behind (OO-4)
2138 • May 4 Jamie and Bridget discuss Elaine Keeler on the Dragon’s Depot (OO-4)
2138 • May 5 Jamie arrives on Moog, encounters Frocky; stampede on Moog (OO-4)
2138 • May 6 Surge Sigma returns from Moog (OO-5)
2138 • May 7 Kolvax attacks Porriman station (OO-5)
2138 • May 8 Memorial service for Walter Abaza (OO-5)
2138 • May 14 Surge Two returns to Sigma Draconis from Leel (OO-5)
2138 • May 24 Jamie learns the truth about Overland from Bridget; Surge Sigma heads to Kano (OO-5)
2138 • May 25 Surge Sigma sets up camp on Kano (OO-5)
2138 • May 27 Peter Santos arrives on Kano in search of Jamie (OO-5)
2138 • May 28 Santos sends agents back to obtain search warrants; Great Kano Clearing begins (OO-6)
2138 • June 17 District 211 cleared; Trovatelli offers to help Jamie flee; Santos’ agents depart Dragon’s Depot for Kano (OO-6)
2138 • June 18 District 280 contested; Trovatelli flees; Kolvax kidnaps Jamie (OO-6)
2138 • June 19 Kolvax and Jamie arrive at Gharion Preserve; Trovatelli arrives at Dragon’s Depot and begins work (OO-7)
2138 • June 20 Surge Sigma arrives at Dragon’s Depot and fights to save station (OO-7)
2138 • June 21 Jamie makes deal with Kolvax; Bridget discovers Kolvax’s tree (OO-7)
2138 • June 22 Bridget prepares mission to Gharion Preserve; Kolvax prepares to send Jamie to Earth (OO-7)
2138 • June 23 Battle of Gharion Preserve (OO-8)
2138 • June 24 Surge Sigma returns to Sigma Draconis; financial quarter ends (OO-8)
2138 • June 28 Jeanette Bachmann goes to work for Senator Keeler (OO-8)
2138 • June 30 Jamie Sturm receives reprieve, new contract (OO-8)
BU “Burnout,” first appearing in Silence in the Library’s Apollo’s Daughters, 2015
HE “Human Error”, first appearing in Baen Books’ Armored, 2012
OO-1 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 1: Greenmail, released April 2, 2013
OO-2 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 2: Golden Handshake, released April 16, 2013
OO-3 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 3: Underwater Holdings, released April 30, 2013
OO-4 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 4: Winner’s Curse, released May 13, 2013
OO-5 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 5: Tip from a Dip, released May 27, 2013
OO-6 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 6: Tender Offer, released June 11, 2013
OO-7 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 7: Strike Price, released June 25, 2013
OO-8 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 8: Poison Pill, released July 8, 2013