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In September of 2016, Thomas Lanfear MP was elected to the position of Prime Minister, following the resignation of
In September of 2016, Thomas Lanfear MP was elected to the position of Prime Minister, following the resignation of .
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The Stargate has played an important role in human history, the initial gate on Earth was built on the world over ten million years ago by a race colloquially known as the Ancients in a pre-historical period where their Empire dominated the Milky Way. The Ancients built the Stargate network we use to travel the galaxy today, a demonstration of how technologically advanced they were
After the collapse of the Ancient civilisation and the extinction of their race, this initial Stargate was left dormant in Antarctica where it would remain dormant for millions of years until it was rediscovered in the modern era.
The Ancients remaining on Earth would intermingle with the primordial human species, and encouraged the early development of civilisation in our species before eventually dying out. Humanity would develop ignorant of the influence of the Ancients in the formation of civilisation on our world, and of the existence of life beyond our planet.
9th Century BC
In 9177 BC another extraterrestrial life-form, a parasite being we know as Goa'uld discovered our world. As we understand it, this creature was dying, its host-body incapable of sustaining it, but it came upon humans in the deserts of Northern Africa and infected one of them as a host. Unfortunately for us, humans proved the ideal hosts for the Goa'uld, and Earth was incorporated into their Empire.
The Goa'uld Empire had been created on the back of the abandoned Stargate network, the parasites had used the network to leave their homeworld and spread across the universe, co-opting many abandoned technologies on their own path to creating their civilisation.
In order to maintain their control of Earth's population the Goa'uld installed themselves as Gods to rule over the formative human civilisations they came to rule. It is not currently known whether the Goa'uld created many of the ancient pantheons represented amongst their myriad leaders, or if they simply co-opted the identities of mythological beings.
3rd Century BC
Goa'uld rule of Earth lasted just over 6,000 years, and during this period they took populations from across the planet to seed across the galaxy as slave civilisations on planets under Goa'uld rule. Not much great detail is known about how Goa'uld control of Earth came to an end, other than that in 2995 BC human uprisings across the planet drove many Goa'uld from Earth.
It is not entirely clear why the Goa'uld did not attempt to use their advanced technology to reclaim the planet. The best explanation offered so far is that the humiliation of the Goa'uld was such that they chose to wipe all mention of our world from their racial history in a vain effort to hide their defeat.
As we understand it, two Stargates were brought to Earth by the Goa'uld during their period of rule, the first of these by the Goa'uld who discovered the planet, who we are familiar with as the chief Egyptian deity 'Ra'. This Gate was buried during the uprisings in 2995 BC by the people of Egypt to prevent the Goa'uld from returning easily to our planet.
Another Gate was brought to Earth some time later by the Goa'uld Math ap Mathonwy one of the many Ancient British Kings we now believe to have been a Goa'uld. It seems that, unlike in the Mediterranean regions and many other places on the planet, Goa'uld rule in Central Europe and the British Isles remained for several years after the revolt in 2995 BC. This has been evidenced by the mythological Kings of Ancient Britain as well as encounters with the Goa'uld Charlemagne (recorded historically as 'dying' in 814 AD, nearly 4000 years after the supposed end of Goa'uld rule).
As with the rule of the Goa'uld elsewhere in the planet however, the human population finally turned against the rule of Math and revolted. Culminating in the end of Goa'uld rule in the British Isles and the burying of the Stargate beneath Stonehenge.
Following this period, all three gates slipped into total obscurity, mentioned only in a few scattered texts, most of which were destroyed in the devastation of various ancient libraries.
The Stonehenge Stargate was re-discovered in the 1800’s by a team of archaeologists working on Salisbury plain. Notes exist in the records of commentaries by Charles Babbage (1791–1871) and Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780-1872), both commenting on the astronomical permutations possible with this ‘calendar’ device. With more glorious treasures of Egypt to attend to, the unintelligible and unworkable 'calendar' failed to attract much interest; and revolutions in Palaeontology eclipsed its importance as a find.
Widespread interest in electricity led to a series of abortive experiments on the Stargate later in the century, tough some success must have been met as a more concerted experiment was conducted in the basement of the British museum some time during the rule of Queen Victoria. Much of the information from this period is missing or has been deliberately destroyed and the outcome of the experiment was unknown until the discovery of the Victorian colony of Inner Britannia.
The Occult school still believed the Gate was alchemical, the religious lobby considered it to be demonic, and the scientists considered it a complex fraud. With the results of the experiment largely unknown, the gate earned the moniker “Hob’s Gate” shortly after. All parties involved ultimately concluded that whatever the gate was, it was too dangerous to be experimented with, and it was sealed away in the British Museum.
The German financed Langford Expedition discovered the Egyptian Stargate on the Giza plateau in 1928. The gate, along with several other artefacts recovered from the area including the fossilised remains of several Jaffa, was transported back to Germany where it would remain until the Second World War.
Nothing more was heard or said of Hob’s Gate until the 1930’s, when rumours of its existence reached the ears of Oxford undergraduate, Basil Cauley. He was writing a thesis on the neglect of British history, and he referred to 'Hob’s Gate' as a prime example of how Britain was ignoring its purer history. Cauley had a lot of money, and a sympathy for Nazi ideology, he managed to bribe the right people, and get the Stargate out of storage at the British museum. He concentrated on Hob’s Gate in his Master’s thesis, and had the device shipped to his house close to Oxford.
This later work, drawing heavily on the Atlantis myth, was the first British work to suppose an extra-terrestrial origin for the gate. Cauley’s political leanings bought him and his thesis to the attention of the intelligence community. No one knows what happened to Cauley, but Babbage’s notes provided enough evidence to have the Hob’s Gate shipped to Bletchley Park under a veil of extreme secrecy. There it remained for many years, subject to fruitless research and scrutiny. When Bletchley was closed, the Gate went into cold storage at GCHQ.
Having been held by the SS Ahnenerbe during the Second World War, the Egyptian Stargate is believed to have been recovered by the American Army during the invasion of Germany. It is unknown whether the Americans or the Germans ever performed experiments during the 1940's, but the Gate went into storage in America shortly after.
A team travels successfully to Abydos through Earth's Stargate. Ra, the Supreme System Lord of the Goa'uld Empire is killed by Colonel Jack O'Neill and Dr. Daniel Jackson who ring a bomb onto Ra's ship with the explosion destroying the ship and killing Ra.
The System Lords begin a power struggle to replace Ra as the dominant System Lord.
The UK Intelligence Services, monitoring the activities of their transatlantic allies, noticed the influx of discredited academics into the US department suspected of having the Egyptian Gate. With the intent of confirming the stories, the Intelligence Services brought in experts to study the Stonehenge Gate. The first 'gate address' was found two years later by an expert that pointed out that the structure of Stonehenge was in fact a gate address.
After Ra's death the previous year, Apophis, Cronus, Ba'al and Heru'ur emerge as the dominant System Lords.
February: The Goa'uld System Lord Apophis finds a secret cache of Stargate addresses left by Ra, and begins a systematic sweep of forgotten worlds, seeking new treasures and potential hosts for his Queen, Amaunet. One of these planets includes the Tau'ri Stargate on Earth where Apophis sent a small serpent attack force through.
The Charter of the SGC is signed by the President of the United States on February 22, founding Stargate Command. As a result, Major General George S. Hammond is given authorisation by the President to form nine covert teams, designated SG-1 to SG-9. Their standing orders include acquiring weapons or technology that could help Earth in the fight against the Goa'uld whilst establishing alliances with the people of other worlds.
While exploring the planet Chulak, SG-1 are captured and imprisoned. Colonel Jack O'Neill however, convinces Apophis’s First Prime Teal'c of Chulak who has grown disillusioned with Apophis to help them escape and return to Earth. During their mission to Chulak, an Iris protecting Earth's Stargate against unauthorized inbound travelers is installed.
Stargate Command discovered that an infant Goa'uld had possessed Major Charles Kawalsky on Chulak, but while the medical experts attempted to removed the symbiote it blended with Kawalsky, leading to his eventual death.
SG-1 makes first contact with the Chalcis, a peaceful society at the heart of the Helos Confederacy of planets.
On the planet Simarka (P3X-593), SG-1 make first contact with the Shavadai, a race of Mongol-like warriors.
SG-1 accompanies SG-3 to the planet designated P3X-797, and discover a world divided between a dark and light side, with a population similarly split between the Touched and the Untouched. The Untouched, live on the bright side, a Minoan like civilization. The Touched, who live on the dark side, are primitives with the instincts of animals. On returning to Earth, the SG-3 marines and all but two members of the SG-1 team (Dr. Daniel Jackson and Teal'c) begin to exhibit the brutality of the Touched, which rapidly spreads throughout Stargate Command. Major General George S. Hammond places the SGC into quarantine before he himself becomes infected. Dr. Janet Fraiser, the Chief Medical Office using a blood sample of one of the Untouched successfully creates an antidote for the virus which results in the SGC being brought out of lockdown. A few hours later, SG-1 return to P3X-797 and use the antidote to return all the Touched including Daniel Jackson to normal.
On an exploratory mission to planet designated P3X-562, SG-1 make first contact with Unity, a blue crystalline species with one of the crystals copying and impersonating Jack O'Neill.
SG-1 travel to the planet Gaia and make first contact with the Nox, an advanced humanoid race, with amazing healing powers and the capability to make things invisible.
SG-1 explore the planet Argos and make first contact with the Argosians, an ancient Minoan based civilization, whose age was accelerated by nanotechnology, until SG-1 destroy the technology and allow the Argosians to live years instead of 100 days.
On an exploratory mission to the planet Cimmeria (P3X-974), SG-1 make first contact with the Cimmerians.
Dr. Daniel Jackson realizes that Ernest Littlefield went through the Stargate in 1945 and never returned. SG-1 and Catherine Langford go on a mission to Heliopolis and are successful in bringing Ernest Littlefield to Earth, Littleford having been stranded off-world for fifty-two years. On Heliopolis, SG-1 also uncover Heliopolis (which also became the planets name), the meeting place of the Alliance of Four Great Races, which included the Ancients, the Nox, the Asgard and the Furling.
SG-1 travel to the planet Oannes (P3X-866), and discover the homeworld of Nem, the sole survivor of an ancient aquatic race known as the Ohnes.
A team of archaeologists in Mexico uncover an ancient tomb with a Sarcophagus inside which contained the Goa'uld called Hathor. Their discovery awakens Hathor from her long sleep and after killing the archaeologists, she makes her way to the SGC where she uses Nish'ta to seduce the men at Stargate Command including General George Hammond, Jack O'Neill and Daniel Jackson with the intention of using the base to breed Goa'uld while Hathor plans to make Jack O'Neill her First Prime. Hathor's efforts are ultimately prevented by a group of female soldiers and Marines with Dr. Janet Fraiser and Captain Samantha Carter leading the attack and Teal'c assisting them.
These first co-ordinates led to an abandoned, stone age landscape where numerous stone circles offered up numerous coordinates. From this information the first iteration of the British Stargate programme was born. In the interests of preventing American intervention the Intelligence Community chose to conceal this original project from the Americans.
An incident was, however, inevitable. Eventually, US and the British forces found themselves facing off on an alien planet. An executive arrangement between the respective base commanders kept this fact off the radar of their respective administrations.
Under the auspice of the Intelligence Services, the United Kingdom Gate Command (UKGC) evolved from the early Stargate programme was placed in direct control of British off-world interests. With the Stargate programme fully activated in 2003 the UKGC made many of the first British steps into the Galaxy at large, encountering the still-dominant Goa'uld Empire, and many other factions.
At the same time the American Stargate Command (SGC) had been running actively since 1997 and by the time the UKGC was fully operational was several steps above the British programme.
The UKGC reformed several exploration teams and began a new series of offworld missions. These missions often brought the UKGC in conflict with the Goa'uld, but also brought new improvements in the understanding of scientific principles, and new allies for Earth.
A Goa'uld by the name of Tezcatlipoca launched a device into the Sun with the intention of causing an artificial supernova. The UKGC managed to thwart these plans, however, a series of intense solar flares and radiation storms resulted from the use of the device.
The solar activity caused widespread electrical and communication disruption across the globe, along with unusually warm weather causing widespread drought and storms. Eventually the atmospheric disturbances and weather issues were brought under control by the recovery of a Weather Control and Teraforming system built by the Ancients and recovered by the UKGC.
In 2007 breaches of security with the command structure of the UKGC led to the Intelligence community being replaced as the controlling influence of the program by the Military. In line with the change of command, the program was given a new designation; Stargate Expeditionary Force. SEF for short.
Since the SEF was established, Homeworld Defence has expanded to include the new RAF Space Fleet facilities at MOD Boscombe Down taking command of the limited vessels produced by Britain.
In 2011 infiltration of the American SGC by enemy forces forced American gate operations to be suspended and responsibility transferred to the SEF for all Earths off-world activity.
When the American Gate was sealed in 2013 the decision was taken to transfer all remaining resources under the command of Homeworld Defence in Britain, rather than continuing to divide resources.
In May of 2014, a fleet of Aethernaut ships, under the influence of Dagon, attacked Earth. A former member of the SEF (Dr Carter) who had Ascended some years prior, raised a shield around the Earth to keep the fleet at bat, and teleported many members of the SEF to distant worlds to keep them safe.
For the rest of 2014 and part of 2015, the SEF regrouped and devised a plan to save the Earth before the shield collapsed.
On Earth, Nicaragua and Iran were obliterated by Aethernaut capital weapons after nuclear weapons were launched. Battles occurred over many parts of the world, leaving destruction and devastation in their wake.
In May of 2015, the SEF and The Alliance returned to Earth. During this time, a battle between the US and the Aethernauts caused several capital ships to crash into the North Atlantic causing a tsunami which hit Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland and then the western coast of Ireland.
As the Carter Shield fell, a great burst of energy was seen emanating from near the coast of Ireland, and the war was over.
In September of 2016, Thomas Lanfear MP was elected to the position of Prime Minister, following the resignation of the incumbent Prime Minister.
During an escalating crisis in the South China Sea, several ships were lost. As political channels collapsed, the UK helped to establish a new intergovernmental organisation called the United Nations of Earth (UNE). The UNE was instrumental in preventing a further escalation of the conflict after utilising advanced technology to destroy several missiles in-flight.
Following this, the United Nations disbanded and the majority of member states joined the UNE in order to help build a lasting peace on Earth, and begin trading with other planets.
In January 2018, the UNE officially opened it’s first spaceport and observatory facilities on the surface of the Moon. Delphi Base operates as a facility for all members of the UNE, and was constructed with help from SEF personnel.
In July, 40 Mercury Class ships appeared in orbit over Grandine and destroyed the flagship of the GGC fleet, the White Lion. Following the attack and subsequent uncovering of evidence that these ships were of Galadeen origin, the GGC arrested Galadeen Prime Charon, who was visiting Grandine at the time on a diplomatic missions.
In May of 2019, the Galadeen declared war on Earth. This war was being instigated by the Kuma-ai who had infiltrated into Galadeen society over the last decade. The war lasted until August of 2019, during which time MOD Corsham was overrun by Kuma-ai forces, until the SEF managed to reclaim the base and prevent the underground complex from being destroyed by the self destruct system.
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