Man has engaged in biotechnology and other ways of engineering or organisms for all of its history.

Shared TimelineEdit

Early forms of genetic engineering, or 'Biopunk' have insured health and expansion of mankind.

  • Wolves domesticated, possible in early China though speicfics very.
  • Birth of Agriculture
    • Wheat domesticated in Levant
    • Corn Domesticated in central america

History of Domestication?
History of domestication




  • Columbus 'Discovers' North America, beginning of the Columbian exchange
  • Years of plague in the new world nearly wipes out all indigenous populations, millions die.
    • Causes population explosion in numerous pray species including passenger pigeons and Buffalo.
    • Tenpurature drops due to mass population die off in the new world.

Germ Warfare Hist



  • Louis XIV of France turns down the offer of an Italian chemist to develop to first bacteriological weapon, the chemist is granted a pension for his silence.[1]


  • March 31st
    • Isaic Newton dies

Reference Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly


  • Mount Tambora erupts



Twig HistoryEdit


  1. This is believed to be the divergence point but it was likely earlier. Cultural milestones during and after this date is solely based on story notes in Twig.




  • Tunguska Meteor burst event


  • Roughly the time the indian empire tried and failed to create a slave race.[4]


  • Spring: Percy's child clones are rooted out and killed or turned. Percy is recruited to a rebel cell including Cynthia.
  • Summer: Mauer attempts to incite the people of Radham to rebel against the Academy. He fails, and retreats.
  • Fall: The Lambs have been interviewing people, interminably. Sub Rosa stalks the Bowels. Briggs loses control of Radham Academy to the Duke of Francis.
  • Winter: Genevieve Fray allows the Lambs to catch up to her in Kensford. She leashes and sterilises wide swathes of the Crown States, starting The War.


  • Spring: Westmore and then Whitney, having rebelled, are retaken by the Crown; the latter with involvement from the Lambs.
  • Summer: a nest of Ghosts is discovered in Radham, and the traitor Avis is captured. Project Caterpillar reboots.
    • Over the months, the rebellion breaks into competing factions that focus on opposing the Academy or the Crown specifically.
  • Winter: Avis escapes from her imprisonment and joins up with fray and her band.


  • Spring: The various rebel factions meet in Brechwell to try to unite against the Crown. The Lambs are sent to try to stop them.
  • Summer
  • Fall: using the texts that Genevieve Fray had produced, Mauer's faction created several primordials in Lugh. The Duke of Francis assaults the city; the Baron Richmond and his twin sisters enter the fray personally. Meanwhile, the Lambs are looking for the fled daughter of obnoxious aristocrats. Gordon dies. Lugh is destroyed, three of the twins are killed, and the primordials are destroyed—but not before one creates a fitting reminder of its rage and pain.
  • Winter: The Baron Richmond and his surviving sister are murdered in Warrick by the clone Mary Cobourn and Sylvester of Lambsbridge, who at last publicly defects, with Jamie.



  • Spring Hackthorn takeover and trap
  • Summer: The Lambs casually take over most of what's left of the Crown States with blackmail, manipulation, threats and some very carefully choreographed information management.
  • Fall Redham Conclusion
  • Winter: A single Green Clover is found growing in the choking blackwood sprawl.


References Edit

  1. Louis XIV Britanica entry
  2. Hitchcock, Susan Tyler. 2007. Frankenstein: A Cultural History. New York: W.W. Norton.
  3. “Scientists working for the Academy have been more careful than you’re being and still been surprised,” Lillian said. “Um, back in…”

    “1903,” Jamie supplied.

    “Thank you. Yes, back in 1903, there was a bad incident. The problem is, once it becomes a problem, it becomes a runaway problem. Not in that it runs away, but that it gets more out of control with every passing moment.” - Excerpt from Bleeding Edge 8.11
  4. “Okay,” Lillian said. “The second method is more complimentary, then. Altering the fundamental pattern of the clones. Humans mature at an exceptionally slow rate. We saw people try this a decade ago in the Indian Empire. Crown scientists tried to make a slave class that grew to maturity, with a specific level of intelligence. Domesticated humans, strong, playful, good natured, attractive, and obedient. If I’m not mistaken, they tried a lot of things, including imprinted behaviors.”

    Like Mary? I raised my eyebrows. “How did it go?”

    “How do you think it went, Sy?” Gordon asked. “Do you see slaves everywhere?”

    “That’s not saying it didn’t work,” I said.

    “It’s pretty damn indicative,” Gordon said. - Excerpt from Taking Root 1.8
  5. Interlude 3.x