Tuesday, 2 February 2021


 HADEAN EON (4.5 bya)

  • Solar system forms from cosmic dust.
  • Intelligent life develops on the lost planet Nibiru, beyond Neptune.
  • Annunaki civilisation flourishes, begins to colonise gas giants.
  • Presence of life attracts extrasolar predator Tiamat.
  • Oort cloud infested by Tiamat. Hadean War begins.
  • Annunaki scientists relocate Nibiru to inner ring of solar system.
  • Nibiru collides with Earth. Moon formed. Collapse of Annunaki civilisation.
  • Tiamat slain by Marduk, last king of the Annunaki. End of Hadean War.
  • Late Heavy Bombardment caused by distintegration of Tiamat's corpse.
  • Most surviving Annunaki retreat to lunar tomb-cities, enter cultural stasis.
  • Tiamatic material, seeded by meteors across inner system, evolves into first prokaryotes.

  • Earth cools below the boiling point of water, allowing oceans to form.
  • Microbial mats populate the slimy shores of Vaalbara, the first continent, and begin to develop rudimentary self-awareness.
  • Great age of stromatolithic architecture. Psychic reefs and dreaming mountains play host to anaerobic shoggoth ecosystem.
  • Vaalbara fuses into one vast prokaryotic brain.
  • Quasi-human time refugees from the Anthropocene terraform and colonise Noachian Mars.
  • Martian seas run dry. 
  • Attempts to steal Earth's water lead to catastrophic war with Vaalbara.
  • Empire of Hungry Stone conquers inner system. 
  • Shoggoth legions begin the process of converting all matter into cognition slime.
  • Last of the Q-men infect Earth with blue-green bacteria bred in Tharsis plague pools. 
  • Vaalbara destroyed by Oxygen Holocaust.
  • First eukaryotes appear.
  • Chthonians evolve from subterranean protozoa.
  • Q-men descendants colonise newly-oxygenated Earth.
  • Surviving shoggoths retreat to bottom of sea, which remains anoxic.
  • Q-men cope with Huronian glaciation by evolving into photosynthetic yetis.
  • Frozen earth converted into temple. Ice mandalas etched on moons of Saturn.
  • Yetis pass a billion years in silent meditation upon the beauty of barren continents, then peacefully go extinct, except for handful of sorcerors who mummify themselves to await the dawn of a new eon.
  • Emergence of complex multicellular life.
  • Elder blastoids populate Gondwana's warm, shallow seas.
  • Arrival of the Great Race, emigrants from a hostile future who project their consciousness into the bodies of hallucigenian worms.
  • Blastoid explorers make contact with the last shoggoths, lurking in sulphuric vents.
  • Foundation of Pnakotus, the basalt library-city, where worm-scholars write the history of the universe by kidnapping witnesses from across time.
  • Mi-go arrive from the Oort cloud, having evolved from cosmic parasites attracted to Tiamat's corpse. They colonise mountaintops and begin to experiment on fish.
  • Shoggoth army conquers Pnakotus, unleashing the contents of its time dungeons.
  • Early amphibians haunt the clubmoss forests, worshipping the god Pan in the form of a horned centipede.
  • P-T extinction event caused by blastoid-mi-go war.
MESOZOIC ERA (252 mya)
  • Amphibians evolve into serpent men.
  • Serpent men tame dinosaurs, build solar-powered cities in the desert.
  • Kardashev Type I civilisation developed.
  • Slave race of Q-men cloned from yeti gene banks.
  • Dyson swarm constructed around sun.
  • Kardashev Type II civilisation developed.
  • First contact made with Nordics and Zeta Reticulans.
  • Serpent men explore the galactic core and discover the singularity Azathoth.
  • Earth abandoned to breed new intelligent species for Azathoth's consumption.
  • Kardashev Type III civilisation developed.
  • Emancipated Q-men establish dinosaur kingdoms, start work on spaceflight.
  • Improperly maintained Dyson swarm component falls into erratic orbit and causes Chicxulub impact.
  • Last dinosaurs preserved by chthonians in Hollow Earth.
  • Reanimated yeti sorceror founds Hyperborean empire.
  • Maps of past and future discovered in Pnakotic ruins, providing hard evidence of causal determinism.
  • Hyperborea declines into nihilism and sexual decadence.
  • Puritan cult of Tsathoggua sparks civil war.
  • Surviving Hyperboreans enter Hollow Earth, adapting to subterranean life.
  • Early whales develop collective dreaming capacity, begin to sculpt oneiric dimensions once occupied by Vaalbaran consciousness.
  • Continents settle into their current positions.
  • Atlantis and Lemuria grown from crystal seeds, colonised by primitive Q-men.
  • Zeta Reticulans make contact with Atlanteans, trading technology for a promise to guard their cetacean ancestors.
  • Earliest hominids evolve in Africa.
  • Multiple intelligent species attempt to guide human evolution, leading to the Ape Wars.
  • Atlantis and Lemuria destroyed. Survivors flee to the Americas.
  • Human civilisation develops in fertile river valleys, subtly guided by serpent men.
  • Rings of Saturn constructed as means of social control.
  • The present day.


  1. Hook this kind of post directly into my veins. Nothing better than taking a bunch of UFO cult and lovecraftian bibble-babble and turning it into something coherent.

  2. this is like a supercharged version of that Secret World game

  3. I love these kinds of Lovecraft / science fantasy timelines. I don't recognize all of the references but most of them, but it would be cool if you hyperlinked some of the things with wikipedia articles, it would be fun to track it all

  4. This was an ice-cold bucket of inspiration. Excellent stuff.

  5. I like how each era mostly starts with a scientific milestone and then ends up in shoggoths or continent-wide mind.

  6. I love how you saved the best for last: "Rings of Saturn constructed as means of social control."

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous and brilliant. I love every bit that doesn't violate my personal mythos headcanon, and those that do, I am seriously considering. It's so *useful,*, Halton, so clear and believable... And makes it so easy to flesh out that mysterious BS that Lovecraft probably wouldn't have actually been able to tell you details about if you asked!