UNSC SPIRIT OF FIRE /CFV-88\ PHOENIX-CLASS COLONY SHIP
RETROFITTED FOR MILITARY SERVICE: 2520
LENGTH: 2.5 KM (8,200 FT)
WIDTH: 800 M (2,600 FT)
HULL ARMOR: 2 M OF TITANIUM-A COATED WITH TUNGSTEN
1 LIGHT MAGNETIC ACCELERATOR CANNON (150 TONS)
52 50MM POINT DEFENSE GUNS
22 100MM DECK GUNS
50 ATAF MISSLE TURRETS
FTL DRIVE: SHAW-FUJIKAWA TRANSLIGHT ENGINE (SLIPSPACE DRIVE)
ENGINE: 8 THRUSTER UNITS
NAVAL PERSONEL: 1,500
MAXIMUM PESONNEL CAPACITY: 11,000 (MINUS CREW)
CFV-88 ORIGINALLY WAS A COLONY SHIP THAT ASSISTED THE EXPANSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF UNSC CONTROLLED WORLDS, SUCH AS COLONIZING THE WORLD OF VERENT. IN 2520, CFV-88 WAS ACQUIRED BY THE MILITARY AND REFITTED FOR SERVICE AS A SUPPORT SHIP. CFV-88 SAW ACTION DURING THE HUMAN-COVENANT WAR'S 'HARVEST CAMPAIGN' (2526-2531). SHORTLY AFTER ASSISTING WITH EVACUATIONS ON ARCADIA, THE SHIP WENT MISSING. CFV-88 WAS DECLARED 'LOST WITH ALL HANDS' ON FEBRUARY 10, 2534.
06.11.2534 UNSC CALENDER
UNKNOWN STAR SYSTEM
UNSC SPIRIT OF FIRE CFV-88
/...All Systems Online...Booting Up AI SNA 1292-4 'SERINA'...\
/...WARNING-Unidentified Star System Scanned...\/...Civilization Detected...\
/...Commence Emergency Protocols...\
/...Begin Emergency Thaw Out Of Personnel...\
06.11.2100 SA CALENDER
SOL SYSTEM, IN ORBIT OF JUPITER
/London-Command, this is SSV-Einstein\
/Go ahead, Einstein\
/Command, our long range scanners are picking up a large unidentified object just going past Saturn's orbit towards Jupiter. Be advised, object doesn't match with known celestial bodies, how copy?\
/Einstein, can you get a visual on the object?\
/Negative, Command, it should be entering visual range in approximately 20 mins\
/Roger, Einstein. Commence An Approach Vector Towards Object, Designate O-01, And Proceed To Observe And Sending Back Information\
/Roger, Command. SSV-Einstein, Out\
04.12.1961-Yuri Gagarin aboard the Vostock 1 becomes the first human to travel in space. Humanity becomes a spacefaring race.
07.20.1969-Apollo 11 lands on Luna. Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to walk on Luna, and the first human to walk on an astronomical object other than Earth.
1991-Cold War ends with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact.
2001-2016-War on Terrorism, Middle East unites under the Arab League.
2018-Collapse of North Korea, Korea unified.
2020-2030-European Union formed, North American Republic formed, South American Coalition formed, Oceania formed
2050-The United Nations' leading superpowers, agreeing that Humanity's destiny lies in the stars, pool their collective resources and military manpower together and form the Human Systems Alliance, which will be the intergalactic political, scientific, and military branch of Humanity as a whole, as well as expand humanity by forming colonies on other planets in the Sol System and other star systems.
07.20.2069-Systems Alliance found Humanity's first colony, Armstrong Outpost, on Luna, on the 100th anniversary of the first lunar landing.
2070-2075-The Manswell Expedition to Alpha Centauri
2080-System Alliance commissions its first interplanetary vessel capable of traveling across the Sol System, the 200 meter Einstein-Class Science Vessel, SSV Einstein.
2085-The Systems Alliance now fields 5 of the Einstein-Class vessels, which help speed up the exploration of the Sol System for suitable colonies.
2092-Plans are put in place to build the Alliance's first military vessel.
And now our Story begins... (Dramatic Star Trek theme plays... or Star Wars whichever you prefer) ;P
As you can see a bit of a different beginning For the Systems Alliance and they already have a spacecraft but no FTL drive. We're having the beginning of mass effect humans be a little different. Anyway enjoy.