Came acorss email where I recieved timeline

hey I found the original email I got from the timeline (almost 10 years ago- Sega sent it to imagine media I believe. Nothing that notable but date and where I got it from …

Mime-Version: 1.0 Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 16:06:30 -0800
To:,, Randy Nelson ,, (Bill
Paris) Subject: PANZER DRAGOON RPG timeline Imperial
Foundation Period

80 B.F (Before Foundation) 
     At this time, the tribe that would become the Empire
     washed ashore the Continental Coast, the Invading
     Creatures (rogue biomechanical monsters) were
     were driven back, and the tribe began to reclaim the
     The Empire's founder removed the Invading
     Creatures from the ancient ruins, and returned
     control to the hands of humans. Afterwards, they
     used the equipment inside the ruins and declared
     mankind's restoration of human rights, and
     established that year as year "0" of the Imperial
     Foundation of the Empire. 
5 A.F. (After Foundation) 
     The excavation of the ancient ruins and the
     Empire's sphere of influence has expanded. People
     begin to collect in the Imperial City. 
6 A.F. 
     A herd of Invading Creatures attack the Imperial
     City. However, the Empire quickly get a handle on
     the situation, and unearth an "Old Century"
     weapon, and send it into battle. 
7 A.F. 
     The Academy begins its classified research on the
     Old Century and ancient ruins. The equipment for
     this research is contructed inside the royal palace.
     Research on an engine begins for an antigravity
15 A.F. 
     The Founder dies. The 2nd Emperor ascends the
16 A.F. 
     Anti-Invading Creatures War. This is the 2nd time
     the Imperial City is under attack. The Imperial
     Army defeats the Invading Creatures again. 
20 A.F. 
     The 2nd Emperor dies in battle. The 19-year old
     crown prince inherits the throne. His mourning
     begins the same time as the antigravity craft is
     effectively put to practical use and weapon
     development standardized. Afterwards, the
     Empire's Space Battleship, the symbol of the
     Empire, is created. 
29 A.F. 
     The Space Battleship participates in its first battle.
     The guardian of the ancient ruins is destroyed. 
35 A.F. 
     The 3rd emperor announces his candidacy to the
     Empire, and declared his rights. His grandfather
     was the Founder of the Empire, who standardized
     the excavation of the ruins and initiated the
     declaration of rights begun 35 years ago. At the
     same time a member of the Imperial family from the
     Old Century declares that the ancient ruins are
     completely theirs. 
35 on 
     There is opposition from the outer regions to the
     Empire's declaration of the possession of the
     ancient ruins. A small skirmish ensues. 

Imperial Territorial Expansion Period

39 A.F. 
     The Invading Creatures' attack the Oasis National
     Army, which fights a desperate battle until the
     Imperial Army rescues them by invading the
43 A.F. 
     Oasis is annexed to Did. 
45 A.F. 
     Oasis is annexed to Li Vis. 
46 on 
     Small skirmishes, annexations, and invations of
     neighboring nations continue. 
48 A.F. 
     The 3rd emperor dies. The 4th emperor ascends the
     throne. However, the Empire's power in the 4th era
     is weaker, so the real power lies with the Imperial
     Army and the Academy. 
49 A.F. 
     The 4th emperor dies of an illness. The 5th emperor
     ascends the throne, but dies in an accident involving
     the Old Century engine. 
52 A.F. 
     The brother of the 3rd emperor ascends the throne
     (making him the 6th emperor). 
     The Imperial Army's begins to search for the
     ancient ruins. In later years, they understand that
     the ancient ruins they were searching for contained
     something called "The Tower." From that day
     forward, they dedicate themselves to searching for
     The Tower. 
69 A.F. 
     The Empire announces that the Space Battleship
     was hijacked in the Oasis Federation city of
     Meccania. Many years later, evidence is
     discovered that the Empire is using the hijacking
     ruse as a front to invade. 
70 A.F. 
     In retaliation for the hijacking, the Imperial Army
     began to invade Meccania. There is an outbreak of
     violence on Meccania. 

Imperial Prosperity Period

71 A.F. 
     A giant Old Century ship, Shelkuuf, is found flying
     between Meccania and Elpis. Shelkuuf flees to a
     remote region from the Empire after its destruction
     of Meccania. At the same time, the Dragoon, a
     legendary Invading Creature, first appears. 
72 A.F. 
     The ascendancy of Meccania. At the same time, the
     Dragoon's forays begin. 
82 A.F. 
     The 6th Emperor dies. The 7th Emperor ascends
     the throne. 
85 A.F. 
     The Tower is discovered. The Empire's
     investigation begins. The result of this investigation
     identified that the ancient ruins had a deep
     connection with the Dragoon. The investigation
89 A.F. 
     Experimentation on The Tower begins. At the same
     time, there is a 2nd encounter with the Dragoon.
     Immediately, the Empire's Space Battleship is
     dispatched but defeated. In response to the
     dragoon, the Invading Creatures appear from the
     Tower, and the city is engulfed in flame. 

Deathbed of the Empire

90 A.F. 
     The Imperial Army's reorganization plan and the
     city's reconstruction begins. Grigorig starts
     reconstruction. The Royal Palace was damaged by
     the Dragon, and Grigorig is named the new site for
     the palace. After completion, the Emperor takes up
     residence in Grigorig. 
91 A.F. 
     A new institution is made for national restoration.
     During this time, a temporary tax is created, and a
     heavy tax is levied across the land. 
99 A.F. 
     A report regarding the connection between The
     Tower and the Dragoon is submitted. At the same
     time, the excavation of a weapon begins at a site
     near the remote region. 
100 A.F. 
     Grigorig is completed. 
102 A.F. 
     Unable to endure the Empire's heavy tax, rebellions
     frequently occur from this period forward. However,
     the Empire brings this rebellion under control. The
     rumor of the Dragoon, who defeated the Empire,
     begins to spread. 
110 A.F. 
     Special No. 0 Bullet-Emitter experiment fails
     catastrophically. The Imperial City disappears. 
119 A.F. 
     Outbreak of rebellion on Kremain. 
120 A.F. 
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123 A.F. 
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rebellion of Kremain… I think it’s pretty obvios that “the Craymen Rebellion” is meant here, isn’t it a katakana word?

I noticed that the original (Japanese) copy of the timeline is archived as part of Team Andromeda’s old site: … nnpyou.htm

…and yeah, it looks like that part says “クレイメン” (literally “Kureimen”?).

Thanks for sharing that, Lagi. I suspect that the version that you were sent was loosely translated from the timeline from Team Andromeda’s old website. It looks like, while there is a lot of Panzer Dragoon history recorded there, as a translation it could have been a lot better.

I think when it comes to the dates, those can almost certainly be taken as “fact”. After all, the dates are listed as the same in both the Japanese and English versions of the timeline. For the actual events that happen on those dates, however, we’re probably better off trusting PDO’s Pandora’s Box more, rather than this version of the timeline. Names of places such as “Teed” as opposed to the timeline’s “Did” seem to have had much more thought put into them, for example.