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Little is now known of this line, following the total destruction of its ecosphere in 0 AE after 80 years of total war. A war which involved both biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons; and is now popularly referred to within the Cross-Temporal Empire as the Nayarit cataclysm. The first trans-temporal portal was developed on Nayarit at Chiqu, a small training and research facility in the western foothills off the mountains that define the eastern boundary of the great central plains of the North American continent. The only survivors of the line were believed to be the 53 Hraffor who followed Iapura through the portal.


In summary the Nayarit Line should be considered a low probability line that split from the Mainline around 8000 BC with two separate, but associated Points of Divergence (POD).

  1. The first POD occurred in 8000 BC occurred when the indigenous inhabitants of the Northern American continent successfully domesticated the native horse. It is believed that the horse was initially domesticated by the Ute (near Mainline equivalent Colorado). Domestication was initially for food, but subsequently as a beast of burden. This was almost 4,000 years before domestication of the horse in Europe and gave North America a significant technological/cultural lead over the rest of the world (as well as preventing the horse’s extinction in America).
  2. The second POD involved the domestication of wild rice around the Great Lakes in 7,000 BC (having been harvested from a much earlier period). When introduced to Mississippi valley cultivated rice allowed the Mound Builder culture to develop from a hunter-gatherer society to one based on farming and the establishment of the first cities.

A significant, and primary driver of history following domestication of the horse was the caste system developed by Hutanga nomads of America’s Great Plains. The meme spread rapidly across the continent as a result of the diaspora of the Great Plains in 6,000 BC as a result of the beginning of the 3,000 year drought. The diaspora sent the nomads crashing into the newly developing civilisations along the Mississippi and on the west coast. Subsequent active proselytisation of its religion by the priesthood caste allowed other ruling groups to be suborned into this new meme. It has been postulated by Emila Rodrigues of the University of Constantinople (Mainline) that the Hutanga caste system actually had the effect of slowing the development of technology on the Nayarit Line.


Nayarit Date (Mainline comparison) Event

14,500 BC (14, 500 BC)

End of last glacial period

12,500 BC (12,500 BC)

Arrival of modern humans in Americas via the Bering Land Bridge

9,000 BC (9,000 BC)

Arrival of modern humans in South America

9,000 BC (9,000 BC)

Cultivation of squashes, chili peppers, and beans in the highlands of the Amazon basin.

9,000 BC (9,000 BC)

Maize cultivated for the first time in Mesoamerica (Mexico)

8,000 BC (4,000 BC Europe)

Domestication of the horse. The domestication of the horse on Nayarit's America’s Great Plains, led to the rise to pre-eminence of the Hutanga tribe amongst the Plains’ nomads. The Hutanga’s spiritual home remained the area known on the Mainline as the Black Hills in South Dakota.

7,500 BC (3,500 BC Eurasia)

Development of wheeled chariots. On Nayarit the development of the first chariot was by the Hutanga.

7,000 BC

Formalisation of the caste system, and underlying mythology amongst the Hutanga (and its allied tribes on the Great Plains).

7,000 BC

First cultivation of wild rice around Great Lakes. Although harvested since 10,000 BC cultivation allowed a significant increase in yield, and population. Led to the rise of the Aligic People, and the establishment of the Senaca on the south coast of Lake Michigan (Mainline equivalent Chicago) .

6,750 BC

Appearance of first settlements amongst the Hutanga (Great Plains)

6,500 BC (3,200 BC)

Development of bronze working amongst the Hutanga. [Note: on Mainline although evidence of copper working has been detected in North America from 5,000 BC no evidence of bronze working has been found prior to Columbus].

6,500 BC (2,500 BC)

Development of small settlements on the east coast amongst the Tekelma people based on maize farming and fishing.

6,500 BC (4,500 BC)

First cities established along the Mississippi based on cultivation of wild rice and maize. The city of Catawban is established at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers (Mainline equivalent St Louis).

6,200 BC (6,200 BC)

Collapse of the Laurentides Icesheet resulted in a rise in sea level of 1.4m witihin 35 years, a breaching of the Bosporus Strait, and an expansion of European agriculture. On Nayarit the 300 years of cooler weather following the breach resulted in the displacement of the Kelma people on N America’s east coast, and expansion of agriculture along the Mississippi valley.

6,000 BC

Catawban’s influences extends south as far as Kerese, and the confluence with the Ohio river (Mainline equivalent Cairo) - 150 miles.

6,000 BC (2,000 BC Eurasian steppe)

Appearance of first spoked wheel chariot on the Great Plains

5,750 BC (5,750 BC)

Commencement of Great Drought in Great Plains, results in the great diaspora. Over the next 250 years the Hutanga explode west and east, seizing control of the fledgling Mississippi cities, and establishing control over the Tekelma on the west coast. For the next 3,000 years the plains remain deserted, with human settlement retreating into the foothills and mountains.

5,545 BC

Hutanga seize control of Catawban.

5,472 BC

Under the war leader Nayarit the Hutanga are expelled from Catawban. However, cultural and technological influences remain, including the caste system. By Nayarit’s death in 5,454 BC, and the succession of his eldest son the first Nayarit dynasty had been established.

5,500 BC

Spoked wheel chariot have spread coast to coast and down to Mexico.

4,500 BC

Establishment of Kalpuyen near the Mississippi delta (at the Mainline equivalent of Baton Rouge).

4,001 BC

Caste revolt in Kerese suppressed by Nayarit after five years, resulting in the death of 95% of the city’s population and the destruction of the city.

4,000 BC

Cultivation of wild rice spreads down east coast, with the caste system, leads to the appearance of the first cities on the North American east coast.

3,500 BC (3,500 BC)

Domestication of llamas, vicuñas, guanacos, and alpacas in the highlands of the Andes for meat, wool and transportation.

3,300 BC (3,300 BC)

Collapse of the Hittite Empire and Mycenian culture in Greece followed by 300 years of drought in the Mediterranean.

3,020 BC

Caste revolt among the Tekelma people on the West Coast results in the overthrow of the Hutanga dynasty and the restoration of an indigenous royalty under the First Great King. However, following his death his daughter (Heria) unleashes a counter revolution that after ten years of civil war results in the complete reversal of the political agreement achieved by her father, the subjugation of the lower castes, and the establishment of an absolute monarchy.

3,000 BC (3,000 BC)

Ending of Great Drought in Great Plains, and the return of people to the plains, creating a nomadic culture based around bison hunting and the horse.

2,700 BC

Intensive cultivation of Maize allows the super city of Techna (Mainline equivalent – Los Angeles) to exceed 200,000 for the first time. The total population of the Tekelma people exceeds 5 million.

2,500 BC

The Arapaho start their rise to the primacy of the Hutanga peoples on the Great-Plains, re-establishing their capital in the Hutanga-bikih (Mainline equivalent South Dakota)

2,200 BC

Raids by Arapaho on the Mississippi City States, leads to the creation of the first ‘Great Wall’.

2,200 BC

A push north by Mexican settlers, and a major earthquake weakened Techna’s 1st dynasty, leading to the eventual rise of the 2nd Dynasty.

2000 BC

First recorded evidence of the Black Lung (a particularly virulent form of Tuberculosis) in America (Mississippi city states).

1722 BC (1132 AD China)

First recorded use of canon in Kalpuyen (near Mississippi Delta).

1673 BC (1848 AD)

Opening of the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan) / Mississippi river canal via Senaca

1595 BC

Establishment of the Senaca Trading League (Senaca, Shawmut (Boston equiv) and Cheektowago (New York equiv))

1592 BC

First record of canon being used in battle between the Seneca League and the Nayarit Empire.

1550 BC (1550 BC)

Rise of the Mediterranean’s Phoenician maritime trading culture.

1500 BC (1300 BC)

Establishment of Anasazi civilisation in the high Colorado plateau.

1432 BC

Having completed uniting the western states, and unable to expand east due to aggressive Plain States the rulers of the reinvigorated Technan empire (Mainline Californian equivalent) funds Xumb to sail east in 3 galleons. He discovers Japan.

1382 BC

A expeditionary force from Japan lands in China and pushes inland. Taking advantage of the infighting and dynastic disputes over the next hundred years, as well as the destruction caused by the introduction of Black Lung which results in the destruction of 80% of the native population, and the caste system that suborned existing rulers, the Technan Empire gradually exerts control over China, which it retains for the next 2,000 years

1362 BC

20 years after the discovery of China, the Seneca Trading League finances its own expedition east in the hope of finding an alternate route to China and discovers Europe, establishing a colony at Cadiz.

1251 BC

Signing of treaty between Seneca League and the Nayarit Empire leads to the eventual creation of the Nayarit Commonwealth in 1102 BC

950 BC

Birth of Theresa in Kalpuyen (near Mississippi delta). The priestess who developed fire mediation as an aid for those who struggled with the traditional form of meditation. She also identified the four paths which subsequently formed the core of the Theresian school:

  • True learning
  • True teaching
  • True prayer
  • True service

Theresa spent her life travelling throughout the Nayarit Commonwealth, dying in Brigante (Mainline England) in 815 BC.

814 BC (814 BC)

Founding of Carthage

987 BC (987 BC)

Founding of the Etruscan city of Veii, later prime city of the Etruscan League

527 BC (527 BC)

Crowning of the 1st Roman Emperor

400 - 300 BC (1200 - 1300 AD)

Outbreak of bubonic plague in China results in a population collapse of 50%

350 - 250 BC

Outbreak of bubonic plague in America results in a population collapse of 30% in the northern continent, and and an even higher toll in the south.

330 BC – 230 BC

Caste revolt in Seneca spreads across the continent leading to the ‘Century of Anarchy’.

302 BC

Absorption of the Roman Republic into the Etruscan Empire.

Outbreaks of bubonic plague in Europe result in population collapse of 50% (real event), and the disintegration of the Etruscan Empire.

700 AD - 1130 AD

Expansion of Anasazi Empire into the Great Plains

Collapse of Anasazi Empire as a result of extended drought

Genetic caste markers began to be embedded into DNA within the Nayarit Commonwealth: mitochondrial DNA for females, Y chromosome for males.

1475 - 1557 AD

Han Revolt in China results in the creation of the Han Confederacy and the establishment of an independent China.

1582 AD

Caste revolt in the Technan Empire leads to the collapse of the 7th Dynasty and the absorption of the Empire into the Nayarit Commonwealth.

1596 AD

Founding of the Secularist’s party which espoused the abolition of the caste system and the establishment of a demarchy as the predominant form of government (random selection of representatives from a larger pool of candidates).

1745 AD

Coup by Techna nobles leads to the creation of the Nayarit Empire, and the establishment of the 32nd Dynasty.

1752 AD

Longevity technology (using a combination of telomerase and nano-technology) is successfully tested by the Empire on a human test subject. When the technology is immediately suppressed rumours immediately start that Nayarit royal family has received the treatment.

1775 - 1780 AD

Pre-emptive nuclear strike by the Han Confederacy on Nayarit and its European allies fails to destroy Nayarit’s military infrastructure and the ensuring 5 year war results in a world-wide ‘nuclear winter’, significant nuclear and biological contamination, and forces most of the remaining populations into ‘centres’.

1782 AD

The priestess Xipil uploads herself using newly developed Whole Brain Emulation (WBE).

1781-1884 AD

Following the ‘successful’ cessation of the war severe rationing within the centres and abuse of the caste system, an ongoing issue within Nayarit society for the last 200 years, but exaggerated by the effects of the war, results in a Secularist uprising that plunges the entire society into civil war. By the end of the war populations most of the centres had failed and world population numbers had plunged to less than 5 million.

1884 AD

Iapura develops the first gate and invades Mainline.

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