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This is a timeline for the events of Final Fantasy VII.

Unless otherwise noted, all dates and incidents are taken from the 10th Anniversary Ultimania, which gives a complete timeline of events. [1] Dates given in other works in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII specify the entry they are noted in. Dates in the world of Final Fantasy VII are stylized as either "[ μ ] – εуλ" or "[ ν ] – εуλ". The changeover occurs from [ μ ] – εуλ 0000 to [ ν ] – εуλ 0001, presumably occurring in the wake of the official announcement of the Wutai War ending in February of [ ν ] – εуλ 0001.

Timeline Of Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Over 2,000 Years AgoEdit

  • The Cetra are on their long journey to cultivate life on the Planet.
  • A being known as "Calamity from the Skies" crashes into the Planet's northern polar on a meteor, gravely injuring the Planet. The Cetra gather at this location to heal the Planet.
  • The Calamity from the Skies emerges from the crater bringing with it deceit and treachery as a great pestilence falls upon the Cetra and the Planet.
  • The Planet creates six powerful Weapons to combat the Calamity from the Skies: Jade Weapon, Sapphire Weapon, Diamond Weapon, Ultimate Weapon, Ruby Weapon, and Emerald Weapon.
  • Having nearly wiped out the entire Cetra race, the Calamity of the Skies is defeated and sealed in a geological stratum. The Weapons remain dormant in the same stratum as they have never had to act.
  • The Cetra's numbers continue to dwindle being swallowed up by the ever-growing human population. The Cetra assimilate into human civilization, but maintain their ancient knowledge and powers.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1867Edit

[ μ ] – εуλ 1950Edit

Circa [ μ ] – εуλ 1957Edit

[ μ ] – εуλ 1959Edit

  • Nanaki (Red XIII) is born to Seto in Cosmo Canyon.
  • Cosmo Canyon is attacked by the Gi Tribe. Seto leaves the front lines to hold off a group of Gi Tribe forces that plan to use an underground cave to sneak into Cosmo Canyon and flank its defenders. Cosmo Canyon is victorious against the Gi Tribe, but Seto, having been shot with many poison arrows during his defense is eternally petrified.
  • September 23 – Shinra Manufacturing Works discovers Mako energy.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1970Edit

  • Professor Gast Faremis becomes head of the Shinra Science Department.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1972Edit

[ μ ] – εуλ 1975Edit

[ μ ] – εуλ 1976Edit

  • June 24 – Shinra, now known as the Shinra Electric Power Company, begins the construction of a Plate above the city of Midgar as a location to centralize the company with a modernized headquarters at the heart of the Plate. The plate is to consist of eight sectors built above the smaller settlements on the ground, which in turn gradually become nameless slum areas.

Circa [ μ ] – εуλ 1970Edit

Grimoire Valentine
Grimoire Valentine.
  • Shinra scientists Grimoire Valentine and Lucrecia Crescent, having done extensive research into an ancient legend surrounding two entities born of the Planet known as Chaos and Omega, make new progress in their research when they discover Lucrecia's Cave, the place where Chaos is said to awaken at the appointed time. After mistakenly awakening Chaos's malevolent spirit, Grimoire is killed while protecting Lucrecia from the attacking Chaos. The Shinra Science Department scraps the project.[citation needed]

[ μ ] – εуλ 1977Edit

Circa [ μ ] – εуλ 1977Edit

  • Shinra scientists lead by Professor Gast discover Jenova and label her a Cetra. The Jenova Project is begun soon after with the goal of creating a human with the powers of a Cetra. Professor Hojo and Dr. Hollander have differing methods for how this process should be carried out and establish two different projects under the Jenova Project: Hojo establishes Project S, while Hollander begins Project G.

Circa [ μ ] – εуλ 1977-1982Edit

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Vincent Valentine as a Turk.
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  • The Department of Administrative Research, also known as the "Turks", assigns Vincent Valentine to protect the Shinra scientists for Project S much to Lucrecia's surprise.
  • During their time in Nibelheim, Vincent and Lucrecia get romantically involved, but this later comes to an end when Vincent discovers Lucrecia not only knew his father, but was involved with his death. Lucrecia distances herself from Vincent, seeking comfort from her colleague, Hojo, to whom she later bears a child.
  • Hojo convinces Lucrecia to use their unborn child as a test subject for Project S by injecting Jenova cells into the fetus.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1978Edit

Circa [ μ ] – εуλ 1980Edit

[ μ ] – εуλ 1980Edit

  • Professor Gast leaves Shinra, setting out on a journey across the Planet to find answers to the many questions he has about Jenova, the Ancients, and the Planet in general.
  • In Gast's absence, a power struggle occurs within the Shinra's Department of Scientific Research between Professor Hojo and Dr. Hollander. Hojo obtains the position, his achievements in Project S being more recognized by Shinra than Hollander's Project G.

Early 1980sEdit

  • Gast visits Cosmo Canyon, home to a group of people who know much about the Planet. Gast provides Bugenhagen with scientific equipment so he may better monitor the Planet.
  • Professor Gast meets a woman named Ifalna, one of the last Ancients on the Planet. He takes an interest in her, wanting to know more about her people and the Planet. They fall in love and retire to Icicle Inn, on the Northern Continent.[citation needed]

[ μ ] – εуλ 1982Edit

Circa [ μ ] – εуλ 1984Edit

  • Lucrecia becomes ill from the experiments performed on her. When an enraged Vincent confronts Hojo about this, the scientist shoots him. Hojo performs experiments upon Vincent, increasing his body's durability, halting his body from aging, and giving him the power of metamorphosis, but Vincent dies during the experiment.
  • Lucrecia uses Vincent's body in an experiment to make him a vessel for Chaos. She resuscitates him by infusing pure Mako into him, and merges Chaos's spirit with Vincent's essence, putting the Protomateria in his chest to keep Chaos under control. Lucrecia leaves Nibelheim, hiding away from the rest of the world in the Crystal Cave.
  • Vincent awakens in the Shinra Mansion basement where he changes into the Galian Beast. Vincent thinks this is punishment for his failure to stop Lucrecia and her unborn child to be experimented upon. He finds a room full of coffins in the basement of Shinra Mansion and shuts himself away inside one of them. Because of Hojo's experiments, Vincent can stay asleep without aging or having to sustain himself.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1985Edit

  • Zack Fair is born in Gongaga.
  • Rosso, the first genetically-engineered child to be infused with Genesis's genes, is born in Shinra's Deepground facility.
  • February 7 – Aerith Gainsborough is born to Gast and Ifalna in Icicle Inn.
  • February 27 – Hojo tracks Gast down to his home in Icicle Inn. Professor Gast is shot to death by the troops accompanying Hojo, who takes both Ifalna and Aerith into custody at the Shinra Building in Midgar.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1986Edit

Circa [ μ ] – εуλ 1987Edit

  • Weiss is born in Deepground.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1987Edit

  • Nero is born in Deepground as the result of experiments involving the injection of stagnant Mako into fetuses. As he was born, a void of darkness formed around his body, pulling his mother into it, never to be seen again. Nero is the only successful result of these stagnant Mako injection experiments.
  • May 3 – Tifa Lockhart is born in Nibelheim.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1991Edit

Circa [ μ ] – εуλ 1992Edit

  • The Wutai War begins between the forces of Wutai and Shinra when Wutai, the last major land free of their influence, denies Shinra permission to build a Mako Reactor on sacred Wutai grounds. Among the Shinra troops deployed to Wutai are Elmyra Gainsborough's husband and Sephiroth, now a SOLDIER 1st Class.
  • Sephiroth's unparalleled strength and skill gains recognition during the war, making him a world-famous war hero.
  • Deepground SOLDIERs are secretly charged with recovering the injured from the battlefield in Wutai, and returning them to Deepground where some are nursed back to health, and others fall victim to torturous experiments. SOLDIER Unit 14: Lost Force specializes in these extractions throughout the war.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1992Edit

  • Elmyra receives a letter saying her husband is coming home on leave. Elmyra goes to the Sector 7 train station every day after receiving the letter in hopes of being reunited with her husband.
  • Ifalna and Aerith escape the Shinra Building, fleeing to the Sector 7 Slums by train. Upon arriving at the Sector 7 train station, Ifalna collapses, then dies. Elmyra takes Aerith to her home and adopts her.
  • Elmyra's husband is killed in action. Aerith senses his death and tells Elmyra, but she does not believe her. A few days later, Elmyra receives a notice saying her husband has died.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1995Edit

  • Tifa's mother dies.
  • Grieving over her mother’s death Tifa climbs Mt. Nibel believing she will find her mother waiting for her there. While climbing, she falls from a suspension bridge along with Cloud, who had been following her up the mountain. Suffering severe injuries, Tifa remains in a coma for seven days while Cloud suffers only minor injuries but is blamed for the accident. The guilt causes him to become aggressive, often getting into fights with other kids.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1997Edit

  • Determined to join SOLDIER, Zack Fair leaves Gongaga and heads off to Midgar.
  • An anti-Shinra activist group led by a man known as the "Death God of the Battlefield" meets with a weapons dealer to negotiate a deal with him. Unbeknown to them the weapons dealer betrays them and they are attacked by Shinra. Only the leader survives the attack.
  • Tseng, a rookie member of the Turks, is sent to Costa del Sol to investigate the kidnapping of a Shinra infantryman from one of Shinra's Mako Reactors. Finding him aboard an unmarked ship in the harbor, Tseng learns from the infantryman, who was being tortured for information about the reactor, that the people holding him are a part of an anti-Shinra militant group that has been stockpiling weapons aboard the ship from a black market weapon seller. Not wanting to leave the infantryman for death, Tseng abandons his mission and rescues him, instead of investigating the ship further like he was ordered.
  • Several days after Tseng's mission in Costa del Sol, Veld, the Turks' commanding officer, tells Tseng he has failed in his duty as a Turk by choosing the infantryman's life over protecting company secrets. President Shinra orders the Turks to destroy all the weapons and data that the anti-Shinra group has and to locate the leak within the company providing the black market weapon seller with information. Tseng is included in the mission, much to his surprise.
  • Tseng arrives in Costa del Sol, this time with Veld, as they infiltrate the ship. While Tseng deletes the data on the ship's computers, Veld investigates the weapons. Before Tseng can delete all of the data, anti-Shinra operatives make off with a hard copy of the data. In the cargo hold Veld discovers an army of Proto Golems, a robotic weapon developed by Shinra. Tseng tracks down the operatives and eliminates them, successfully recovering the data. Tseng helps Veld fight off the Proto Golems, but an explosion goes off within the ship. Tseng is trapped under some wreckage as he insists Veld leave him and report back what they've found to Headquarters. Veld abandons his duty as a Turk to save Tseng, and makes it out alive with him.
  • Tseng awakes days later in intensive care, where he is commended for uncovering stolen weapons plot. He learns the Shinra leak originates from Kalm.
  • Kalm is firebombed by Shinra to eliminate the company leak. The order is given by Veld, who was unhindered by Kalm being his hometown and that his wife and daughter, Felicia, are there.
  • The survivors of Kalm's destruction, including Veld himself, are taken to the Shinra Mansion in Nibelheim where they are used as test subjects, resulting in most of them dying. Veld is given a prosthetic arm with a Materia slot and is allowed to go free. He is told both his wife and daughter, Felicia, died in the bombing, but in reality Felicia is alive and being used as an experiment where a unique Materia is grafted into the back of her hand.
  • Veld assists Shinra in covering up Kalm's destruction.

[ μ ] – εуλ 1999Edit

NovemberEdit

  • November 10
    • Tseng meets the Legendary Turk, who turns out to be the former anti-Shinra activist, Death God of the Battlefield. Tseng is to oversee the Legendary Turk's mission to Wutai.
    • The Legendary Turk arrives at a secret Shinra military base in Wutai where he must rescue a Shinra weapons trader and eliminate the anti-Shinra operatives occupying the base before information about the secret base can be leaked. After planting bombs all over the installation the Legendary Turk finds the weapons dealer is being guarded by a former comrade from his anti-Shinra days. The Legendary Turk defeats his former comrade, and as he dies, he tells him the one responsible for betraying him at the Mako Reactor back in 1997 was the weapons dealer. The Legendary Turk recognizes the weapons dealer he is supposed to rescue as the same weapons dealer who had betrayed him. The Legendary Turk demands the dealer admit he was the one to sell him out, but he refuses. Because of the weapon dealer's unwillingness to admit his betrayal, the Legendary Turk leaves him inside of the building as the bombs go off.
  • The Legendary Turk is put under house arrest in Costa del Sol for abandoning his mission, avoiding a more serious sentence due still having protected the company's secrets.

[ μ ] – εуλ 0000Edit

  • Shinra discovers the existence of Shelke Rui, a young orphan with a rare gift known as Synaptic Net Diving (SND) allowing her to interact with different planes of existence, such as digital currents and the subconscious thoughts and memories of others.
  • Shelke Rui is kidnapped from her sister Shalua Rui by the Turks to be taken to Shinra Headquarters to be inducted as a SOLDIER so they may develop and harvest the ability for a new generation of warfare.
  • Thinking Shelke's abilities would be of better use to Deepground, President Shinra orders the Restrictors to take Shelke to Deepground.
  • While Shelke is being transferred to Midgar by the Turks, the convoy of Shinra soldiers accompanying her are annihilated by Deepground SOLDIERs led by a member of Lost Force. Unbeknown to anyone but those involved, Shelke is taken to Deepground.

Late SummerEdit

  • Sephiroth, Genesis, and Angeal, now comrades and friends in 1st Class SOLDIER, go into the SOLDIER training room and during the training session, things get out of hand when Genesis challenges Sephiroth to a one-on-one battle, forcing Angeal to intervene. Genesis sustains serious injuries, while the training room sustains major damage.
  • During his treatment by Dr. Hollander, Genesis is told the truth about his birth and the secrets of his body. He learns the cells in his body are beginning to degrade, and he does not have much longer to live. Genesis allies with Hollander, so he may find a cure for his degradation.
  • Hollander contacts the Director of SOLDIER, Lazard Deusericus, and informs him of Genesis's origins, proposing they use the SOLDIER's abilities for an uprising against Shinra. Holding enmity towards Shinra, Lazard agrees to help the scientist, secretly providing him with the necessary funds to put the plan into motion.

OctoberEdit

  • Mass SOLDIER Desertion Incident – Genesis is dispatched to Wutai as the country's war with Shinra rages on. Genesis puts Hollander's plan into motion, leaving Shinra in the line of duty and taking a multitude of 2nd and 3 Class SOLDIERs with him.
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One of the SOLDIER deserters, now a Genesis Copy.
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  • Hollander steals classified documents from the Department of Scientific Research and disappears.
  • SOLDIER, 1st Class Angeal Hewley and his protégé, SOLDIER 2nd Class Zack Fair, are dispatched to Wutai to carry out what was supposed to be Genesis's mission: capture Fort Tamblin.
  • Angeal and Zack capture Fort Tamblin but a third party gets involved: Genesis Copies, the missing SOLDIER members, now turned into mindless puppets. In the ensuing fight between Zack and the Genesis Copies, Sephiroth shows up and Angeal goes missing.
  • The Wutai War ends in a Wutai surrender after the capture of Fort Tamblin. Only rebel forces remain and are dispatched one by one by SOLDIER.

Late November/Early DecemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • Rufus Shinra assumes the position of Vice President of the Shinra Electric Power Company and he leaves on a long-term business trip.
Genesis at Banola Village
Genesis spreading his wing.
  • Zack and Tseng go to Banora Village in search of Genesis. The village appears deserted, with the exception of Gillian Hewley, with Genesis having turned the village's warehouse into his stronghold. Gillian kills herself out of guilt for her involvement in Project G. With both Angeal and Genesis having fled town, Shinra destroys Banora in an air raid to rid the evidence of the events that had transpired there.
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Cloud and Tifa meet at the water tower.
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  • Cloud asks Tifa to meet him out at Nibelheim's water tower where Cloud tells Tifa about his plans to leave Nibelheim for Midgar so that he may join SOLDIER, aspiring one day to be like Sephiroth. Tifa makes Cloud promise if she's ever "in a bind" he would come and save her.

[ ν ] – εуλ 0001Edit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 10 – Veld sends Tseng to Costa del Sol to enlist the services of the Legendary Turk to help the Turks with any trouble that might arise from the aftermath of the Wutai War. The Legendary Turk refuses Tseng's offer saying he has come to enjoy living a life without conflict.

FebruaryEdit

  • The Wutai War ends.
  • Beginning of the AVALANCHE Insurgency.
  • February 30
    Before Crisis Sector 8
    Player Turk Rod (Male) on his first mission as a Turk.
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    • 2:15 am – The Wutai-based anti-Shinra organization, AVALANCHE, launches an attack from the sewers on Midgar Sector 8, lead by a man named Shears. The newest member of the Turks encounters AVALANCHE operatives in Sector 8. The Turk, along with Reno, fights off the AVALANCHE operatives and stops them from blowing up the Sector 8 Reactor. Reno and the Turk encounter and are defeated by Shears. Tseng informs Veld of the terrorist group's identity and tells him their next target is Junon, where President Shinra is visiting for military inspections. Fuhito, one of the commanding officers of AVALANCHE, orders Shears to rendezvous with the rest of their forces in Junon while Veld orders Reno and the Turk to go to Junon to protect the President.
      Before Crisis Junon
      The Turk defending President Shinra from AVALANCHE.
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    • Reno and the Turk arrive at the hotel in Junon President Shinra is staying in, with AVALANCHE operatives arriving shortly after, lead by an AVALANCHE special operative. The AVALANCHE operatives make it past the guards, the special operative making it into the President's room to be taken out by Reno and the Turk. After getting separated from Reno, the Turk escorts President Shinra to the Junon Branch Shinra Building for his press conference. The building is hit with a blackout, with Fuhito coming onto the scene shortly after, but leaves after battling the Turk who receives a call from Veld saying AVALANCHE has seized the Mako Cannon and are planning on firing it at Midgar. As the Turks and President Shinra focus on taking back the Mako Cannon, Fuhito slips into the press room and shoots the President. President Shinra survives the assassination attempt and orders Veld to call in Sephiroth.
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      AVALANCHE hijacking the Sister Ray.
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    • 3:30 pm – Reno leads troops to take back the Mako Cannon from AVALANCHE, while the Turk takes an underground passage to get to the cannon's control room so the lockdown sequence for the cannon can be finalized. The Turk arrives in the control room, but the Mako Cannon has been shutdown, and the room is littered with corpses of AVALANCHE operatives. The Turk is attacked by Elfé, the leader of AVALANCHE, but is saved by Sephiroth. AVALANCHE retreats from Junon.

MarchEdit

  • Angeal and Genesis are announced as being killed in action.
  • President Shinra brings in SOLDIER to deal with AVALANCHE. Due to the shortage of SOLDIER operatives since the Mass SOLDIER Desertion Incident, the Turks are ordered to recruit SOLDIER candidates.
  • March 16 – With Reno and Rude having already successfully recruited a number of SOLDIER candidates in Costa del Sol (most of them by force), the Turk heads to Club Duel seeking additional recruits. After defeating a number of challengers, the Turk subdues Club Duel's King, taking him and the rest of Club Duel's patrons to a cargo ship bound for Midgar. On the ship, one of the candidates, Azul, attacks the other recruits. The Turk attempts to subdue Azul, but he is ultimately taken down by Rude. A group of AVALANCHE operatives, lead by Shears, infiltrates Costa del Sol, intending to release the SOLDIER candidates. The Turk and Rude hold off the AVALANCHE troops but Shears releases the candidates from the cargo hold. Rude fights Shears but is defeated. After Rude and the Turk recover most of the Candidates, Rude knocks out the Turk, heading to AVALANCHE's ship so he may settle his score with Shears, with Reno tagging along on the way. The Turk wakes up to find Azul has returned, deciding to join SOLDIER of his own free will so he may become stronger. Reno and Rude take on Shears together and force him to retreat.

AprilEdit

  • April 1
    • Zack is promoted to SOLDIER 1st Class.
    • Following the mysterious theft of confidential documents from the 45th floor of Shinra Headquarters, Reno and Rude are sent to guard the document room. The alarm goes off and the building's security robots malfunction and attacking anyone on sight. Veld sends Cissnei to look into the problem and orders Reno and Rude to continue their investigation into the missing documents. Reno and Rude spot Dr. Hollander and realize he must be the thief. The Turks pursue Hollander, but he escapes. Reno and Rude are informed the malfunctioning robots have made it out onto the streets of Midgar and are attacking civilians. As the Turks deal with the robots, Genesis launches an attack on Midgar with his army of copies, and Zack is dispatched to help the Turks fight them off. Zack meets Cissnei, and the Reno and Rude pursue Hollander into the interior of the Sector 8 plate, but end up losing him when they are intercepted by Genesis copies. Zack catches up with Hollander at the Sector 5 Reactor but encounters Angeal, who attacks him and sends him falling to the Sector 5 Slums below.
  • April 2
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    Zack and Aerith meet for the first time.
    • Zack falls through the roof of the Sector 5 Church where he is woken up by Aerith Gainsborough. Aerith shows him around the slums but their date is cut short when Zack receives a call to return to Midgar help defend against an attack on the Shinra Headquarters.
    • Zack receives some help from Angeal as they head back to Shinra Headquarters, where Zack must defend Professor Hojo from Genesis. Hojo tells Genesis Hollander would not cure his degradation. He flies off to Modeoheim with Angeal in hot pursuit.
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Zack inherits the Buster Sword from Angeal.
  • Cissnei of the Turks undertakes a secret assignment to keep Zack under surveillance.
  • Zack and Tseng go to Modeoheim along with some Shinra infantrymen, among them Cloud Strife, whom Zack befriends. Zack finds Hollander and Genesis in a Mako excavation facility, where he fights and defeats Genesis who throws himself into the depths of an excavation site. Zack goes up against Angeal, who fuses with several Angeal monster copies to become Angeal Penance. Zack defeats Angeal, who gives him his Buster Sword with his dying breath.
  • Zack secures Hollander and hands him over to Shinra. He is detained in Shinra's Junon branch office.

JuneEdit

  • While stationed in Junon, Cloud Strife, still only a Shinra infantryman, is sent out to Midgar for a new assignment.
  • June 27 – Fuhito receives word from an informant that Professor Rayleigh, a Shinra scientist who carries a disc containing highly classified information on Shinra and SOLDIER, will be arriving at Midgar Station early in the morning of the following day. AVALANCHE sends operatives to the Midgar Station, supplemented by Fuhito's new special troops, the Ravens.
  • June 28
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    Professor Rayleigh being attacked by a Raven.
    • 6:00 a.m. – Cloud and two other Shinra infantrymen are assigned to protect Professor Rayleigh along with the Turk. They are attacked by AVALANCHE and while protecting Rayleigh, the Shinra troops protecting Rayleigh are attacked by a Raven. Cloud jumps onto the train the after the AVALANCHE operatives who captured Professor Rayleigh, separating him from the Turk who stays behind to fight the Raven. The Turk uses service tunnels to catch up with the train, arriving in time to save Cloud from AVALANCHE. The Turk sends Cloud and Professor Rayleigh into the next train car, disconnecting it to keep the Ravens from reaching the professor or the SOLDIER data she carries. The Turk takes out the Ravens and heads back to the car Cloud and Rayleigh are in, having now rolled to a stop. The Turk makes it to Cloud and Rayleigh to save them from another Raven. Cloud and the Turk defeat the AVALANCHE operatives, but during the battle the Raven the Turk had supposedly killed earlier stands up and steals Professor Rayleigh's disc.
    • Fuhito deciphers the lock on the disc granting him access to all information on SOLDIER. Fuhito tells Elfé they will need Professor Hojo to carry out their plans further.

DecemberEdit

  • December 22 – Reno orders the Turk to tail Rude in Midgar to see what he is up to. The Turk follows Rude to a bar where he meets a woman named Chelsea who is actually a spy for AVALANCHE sent to get close to Rude.
  • December 23 – Veld orders the Turk look into an outbreak of monsters in Sector 8. Rude meets up with Chelsea while being tailed by Reno. She attempts place a wiretap on Rude's phone, but cannot bring herself to do so. Reno continues to follow Chelsea and sees her meeting with a man from AVALANCHE and is perplexed why she did not place the wiretap when she had the chance.
  • December 24 – Reno confronts Rude about Chelsea, but Rude already knows her secret. After dispatching monsters in the sewers the Turk sees Chelsea and follows her into the sewers, where she meets with three AVALANCHE operatives. The operatives attack Chelsea when she tells them she does not want to continue to deceive Rude, but is saved by the Turk. Chelsea decides she and Rude cannot be together, leaving the Turk to tell Rude this as he waits for her at West Park.

[ ν ] – εуλ 0002Edit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 14 – SOLDIER operatives Essai and Sebastian are sent to Icicle Inn to look into the loss of communication with the front line base thinking it to be nothing more than a monster extermination mission. They are ambushed and captured by AVALANCHE Ravens who take them to a nearby base where Fuhito performs experiments upon them to genetically transform them into Ravens. Veld sends the Turk with another Turk investigate the situation. The Turk infiltrates the compound AVALANCHE has occupied and finds the two SOLDIER operatives contained in liquid-filled capsules. The Turk frees them, but is attacked by AVALANCHE Raven, Tierce. After defeating Tierce, the Turk flees the compound along with another Turk but is once again attacked by Tierce, then by Fuhito. They are rescued by the Turk Martial Arts (Female), who drives them away in a truck. When President Shinra sees the data gathered on the compound he orders Zack Fair to deal with the situation.
  • January 16 – Shinra sends in troops to take out AVALANCHE's Icicle base, Zack, Essai, Sebastian, and the Turk being among them. On their way to the compound, Zack and the Turk get separated from the others while the rest of the party is ambushed by AVALANCHE. All of the Shinra infantrymen either killed or incapacitated in the ambush, while Essai and Sebastian are dispatched by the Raven, Kyneugh, and taken back to the AVALANCHE base and put back into the capsules. Zack rushes off to the compound with the Turk following after him. The Turk finds Essai and Sebastian and frees them only to be attacked by both of them, forcing the Turk to fight the two brainwashed SOLDIER operatives. During the fight, Zack comes onto the scene and brings them to their senses, but Essai and Sebastian die shortly after. The base's self-destruct sequence is initiated and Zack and the Turk escape from the base as it explodes. The Turk heads back to the Shinra base while Zack stays behind and makes grave markers for Essai and Sebastian.
  • President Shinra relieves Veld of his duties as head of the Department of Administrative Research, placing the part of the blame for Shinra's security leak upon him.
  • Heidegger takes over the Turks' command ordering them to patrol Junon in preparation for a potential attack by AVALANCHE.

FebruaryEdit

  • February 1 – AVALANCHE launches an attack on Junon. Heidegger orders the Turks to distract the AVALANCHE operatives until the army arrives, but because of his insistence to not let them coordinate their strikes the Turks are overwhelmed, with the AVALANCHE beginning their assault on Junon's airport. Veld contacts the Legendary Turk and convinces him to come to the aid of his fellow Turks. Veld goes to President Shinra and blackmails him to give him command of the Turks for this operation, threatening to divulge classified information to the public. Taking command of the Turks, Veld orders them to deal with the situation at the airport. The Turk heads to the landing strip encountering and defeating Kyneugh. The rest, along with the help of the Legendary Turk, succeed in pushing back AVALANCHE's attack. President Shinra and Veld suspect Professor Hojo as the source of the information leak.
  • Realizing how much he has come to miss the battlefield, the Legendary Turk rejoins the Turks.

Early SummerEdit

  • Lazard disappears, believing it is only a matter of time before his secret communications with Hollander are exposed.

JuneEdit

  • June 17 – AVALANCHE launches an attack on Shinra Headquarters, releasing monster test subjects from Hojo's laboratory to wreak havoc upon the building. Due to the classified nature of the monster research project, only the Turks can deal with the situation. Upon arriving at the 68th floor, the Turk finds Kyneugh, Shears, and Fuhito in Hojo's laboratory. Fuhito attempts to coax Hojo into leaving Shinra, offering him the chance to study AVALANCHE's Ravens. The Turk intervenes, but Hojo, interested by the Ravens' strength and regenerative abilities, agrees to go with Shears and Fuhito. Realizing the only way to defeat Kyneugh for good is to destroy his body, the Turk uses Gravity magic to push him into the furnace, incinerating his body. Veld informs President Shinra of the situation, who orders Sephiroth to be brought in to deal with it. The Turk pursues Hojo and his captors up to the roof of the Shinra Building, but they board a helicopter and take off. Tseng and the Turk give chase the chopper on the highway in a truck, but Shears parachutes down and takes out the road with a bomb. The Turk attacks Shears, but is overpowered. The Turk tries to follow but is attacked by one of Hojo's research specimens—a dragon—and is saved by Sephiroth. Sephiroth hits the helicopter with a long range attack, damaging it enough to make it come crashing down. Fuhito gets away, but Hojo is recovered and taken back to Shinra HQ.
  • Back at AVALANCHE's base an unknown person chastises Elfé, Fuhito, and Shears for raiding the Shinra Building and trying to capture Hojo without his authorization. He informs them of their new target: The last surviving Ancient. They intend to take her into their custody to learn the location of the Promised Land.

AugustEdit

  • August 9 – The Turk accidentally comes upon Aerith Gainsborough's house, and Aerith runs away upon seeing the Turk's uniform. She runs into AVALANCHE operatives looking for her but the Turk takes out the AVALANCHE troops and protects Aerith as more AVALANCHE operatives come after them. The Turk again engages Shears in combat but is still defeated. Shears takes Aerith to the Sector 5 Church to meet with Fuhito and Elfé. Aerith tells Fuhito she has no knowledge of the Promised Land, but recognizes something about Elfé, saying the voice inside her is familiar. Shears spots the Turk who had tracked them to the church. The Turk fights Shears, and is again bested. Elfé collapses forcing Fuhito, Shears, and the rest of AVALANCHE to flee. Fuhito tells Aerith that Elfé has an illness, and the only way for it to be cured is to find the Promised Land. As Aerith and the Turk leave the church, they see Tseng, prompting the Turk to tell Aerith to run back home. Tseng tells the Turk that even though Shinra wants to capture Aerith, Tseng has been trying to convince her to come back to Shinra of her own accord, wanting Aerith's cooperation in helping make the world a better place for everyone. Back at Shinra HQ, Veld informs President Shinra of an emergency situation at the Nibelheim reactor, where the employees stationed at the reactor have disappeared. President Shinra orders for the situation to be dealt with immediately, not only because the of the Nibelheim reactor's significance as Shinra's first reactor, but also because it is where Jenova is being kept.

SeptemberEdit

  • Zack is sent on leave from SOLDIER and heads to Costa del Sol for vacation. While on the ship to Costa del Sol he runs into Cissnei, claiming it to be coincidence she is taking a vacation in Costa del Sol as well. In reality she is keeping Zack under surveillance.
  • Costa del Sol along with several other towns is attacked by Genesis Copies. Zack is called in to Junon, where the majority of the Genesis Copies are present. The Turks aid evacuate Junon while Zack is ordered to guard Dr. Hollander. Hollander slips out of the Junon branch building and ultimately escapes when two winged Genesis clones carry him off. Sephiroth tells Zack that Genesis clones have appeared in Midgar and informs Zack of the possibility Genesis is still alive.
  • September 21
    • The Turk is sent to Nibelheim to investigate the disappearances of the workers in the town's Mako Reactor. Tseng brings the Turk to the Nibelheim Mountains via helicopter. The Turk arrives at the reactor to find it blocked of by a multitude of dragons. Tseng orders to the Turk to go back to Nibelheim and await further instructions. The Turk heads back to Nibelheim via a secret ropeway known only to Shinra employees with Tifa whom he had met on the mountain trail, but they are attacked by a dragon which destroys the ropeway. With the Ropeway broken they will need a guide to get the investigation team to the reactor. The Turk asks Tifa to be their guide.
    • Zack goes to the Sector 5 Church to visit Aerith and finds an Angeal Copy in of the church with her who has been protecting her. The Angeal Copy is weakened from degradation. Zack helps Aerith build a flower wagon to help her sell flowers, but is called away by Tseng. Back at headquarters he is briefed by Sephiroth on their next assignment in Nibelheim and learns Cloud will be accompanying them.
  • September 22 – The Nibelheim investigation team arrives in Nibelheim, but Cloud keeps his helmet on to cover his face, not wanting anyone to know he is back because of the shame he feels for not making it into SOLDIER. Tifa, who had been awaiting the team's arrival, approaches Zack to ask him if any other members of SOLDIER aside from him and Sephiroth were with them. When Zack tells her he and Sephiroth are the only SOLDIER operatives on the team, she figures Cloud isn't with them and is a bit disappointed. Zack and Cloud meet up with the Turk outside the inn. When Cloud learns Tifa will be guiding them up Mt. Nibel, he asks the Turk not to tell Tifa he has come back.
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A Makonoid after breaking out of its pod.
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  • September 23 – The investigation team meets up with Tifa at the edge of town. A local photographer takes a picture of Zack, Sephiroth, and Tifa in front of the Shinra Mansion. Upon reaching the reactor Zack and Sephiroth go inside to investigate, leaving Cloud outside to guard Tifa. Sephiroth isolates the problem when he finds a broken part in the reactor. Sephiroth finds the pods in the reactor are holding Makonoids, creatures created by Hojo from high levels of Mako energy. The knowledge of the experiments Shinra has conducted make Sephiroth think the experiments are related to his unusual strength and power as a SOLDIER operative. Genesis appears and tells Sephiroth he is not human, but a monster created from the Jenova Project. Sephiroth, who was only ever told his mother was named Jenova, finds out Jenova is a creature discovered by Shinra and used for experiments. Genesis goes on to tell him both he and Angeal were created from the Jenova project but Sephiroth is different from because he is unable to copy himself onto other creatures and therefore will not suffer from degradation. Genesis asks Sephiroth to lend him his cells so he may stop his degradation, but Sephiroth refuses. Zack pursues Genesis outside and finds Tifa and an injured Cloud surrounded by monsters. Zack fights off the monsters, and escorts Cloud and Tifa back to town. Upon their return the Turk asks Sephiroth about their findings, but he locks himself in his room at the inn. Later, he disappears.
  • September 24 – Tifa informs Zack that Sephiroth is inside the Shinra Mansion. Zack finds Sephiroth in the library reading over the records for the Jenova Project.
  • September 25 to 30 – Sephiroth stays inside of the Shinra Mansion reading over every record he can get his hands on for seven days. The Turk receives a call from Tseng, asking about Sephiroth. After informing Tseng Sephiroth is troubled, he orders the Turk to keep an eye on him.

OctoberEdit

  • October 1 – The Nibelheim Incident
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    Sephiroth sets fire to Nibelheim.
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    • Zack checks on Sephiroth at the library, and he tells Zack all he has learned from the records, about the Ancients, their journey to heal the planet, and how at the end of their journey, they would settle in the Promised Land, a land of supreme happiness. He blames the non-Cetran humans for stopping their migration and hiding after disaster struck the planet while the Cetra sacrificed themselves to save it. Still thinking Jenova is an Ancient and unaware of her being the disaster that struck the planet 2,000 years ago, Sephiroth tells Zack he was created from Jenova, and comes to the conclusion he must be an Ancient as well. Sephiroth leaves the Shinra mansion to see his mother and sets fire to the town, killing many of the villagers, Cloud's mother being among those killed in Sephiroth's rampage. Zangan, Tifa's martial arts teacher, saves some of the people from the burning buildings. The Turk calls Tseng to tell him of this development as Sephiroth heads for the Mako Reactor. With Tseng saying he will arrive with backup, the Turk follows Sephiroth up Mt. Nibel to the reactor, and Tifa's Father, Tifa, Zack and Cloud also make their way up separately. At the reactor, the Turk confronts Sephiroth, but is defeated. Sephiroth kills Tifa's father leaving his Masamune sword embedded in him. Tifa sees her father's body as she enters the reactor and takes up Sephiroth's sword, intent on killing Sephiroth. At the entrance to Jenova's chamber Tifa charges at Sephiroth, but is disarmed as Sephiroth takes back his sword and cuts down the girl, then enters the chamber. Zack arrives at the reactor, forcing his way into Jenova's chamber as Sephiroth tears off the mechanical doll attached to her containment tube. Sephiroth is overjoyed as he looks upon his "mother" for the first time, declaring he will take back the planet with her. Zack confronts Sephiroth but Zack is ultimately defeated as Sephiroth lands a powerful blow that throws him out of the chamber. Cloud arrives and takes up Zack's Buster Sword and rushes into the chamber. Cloud catches Sephiroth off guard and thrusts the sword into Sephiroth's back. Cloud leaves the wounded Sephiroth and comes to the Turk and Tifa's aid, making sure both are still alive. The weakened Sephiroth breaks into Jenova's containment tube and tears off her head, and attempts to escape.
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      Cloud throwing Sephiroth into the Mako Reactor.
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      Cloud takes up Zack's sword and rushes at him, but Sephiroth blocks the attack, tossing Cloud back into the chamber. Meanwhile, the Turk, having regained consciousness sees Tifa's cat has come to the reactor along with Zangan. Zangan tells the Turk he had followed Tifa's cat up the mountain to the reactor, the cat somehow knowing she was in trouble. Knowing Tifa will need to get immediate treatment Zangan carries Tifa out of the reactor. The Turk runs upstairs to Jenova's chamber as Sephiroth skewers Cloud with his Masamune and suspends him up in the air. Cloud takes the Masamune's blade in his hands, bringing himself back to the ground and lifting Sephiroth up in the air and tosses both Sephiroth and his sword into the Mako pit below. The severely wounded Cloud collapses on the floor as the Turk, having witnessed Cloud's amazing feat, comes to his side. The Turk calls Tseng, telling him Sephiroth has fallen into Mako and is now probably dead. In reality Sephiroth is still alive within the Lifestream, able to maintain his individuality due to him being created from Jenova. Seeing this as an opportunity to gain the knowledge and power of the Lifestream, Sephiroth starts plotting his revenge against the planet.
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      Hojo shows a great interest in Cloud.
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    • Hojo, Tseng, Reno, Rude, and Veld arrive in Nibelheim to help cover the events. The plan is to rebuild the town and populate it with Shinra employees to ensure the truth is never known. The surviving townspeople are to be used as test subjects in Hojo's new research project where he tests his Jenova Reunion Theory. The survivors include Zack and Cloud. While Veld and the Turk are in the Shinra Mansion destroying documents and testing the machines for Hojo's experiments, they fall victim to illusions created by the monsters in the mansion. Hojo tells the Turks to bring the survivors into the mansion for his experiments. Reno, Rude, Tseng, and the Turk are appalled and are reluctant to do it, but Veld says he would take the survivors into the mansion himself. Zangan decides to take Tifa away from Nibelheim.
  • At Shinra Headquarters, Veld informs President Shinra Wutai will be AVALANCHE's next target, a place full of anti-Shinra sympathizers. He reveals the identity of the informant leaking information to AVALANCHE: Rufus Shinra.

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JanuaryEdit

  • January 3 –
    • Rufus informs AVALANCHE of the Turks' plans to attack their headquarters in Wutai. In Wutai, the Turk saves Yuffie Kisaragi from an AVALANCHE operative. The Turk infiltrates AVALANCHE HQ to plant a bomb in the building. Along the way, the Turk runs into Yuffie again, who is unaware the Turk works for Shinra. Yuffie steals the Turk's detonator and accidentally sets off the bombs, but then helps the Turk escape the pagoda. On their way out the Turk fights Ravens who have disguised themselves as the leaders of AVALANCHE; Elfé, Shears and Fuhito; and then rendezvouses with Tseng. Although Yuffie made it out safely as well, she realizes the Turk works for Shinra, angrily telling the Turk to get out of Wutai.
    • Veld informs President Shinra of AVALANCHE's apparent destruction. With the primary threat to his organization seemingly out of the way, Shinra turns its attention toward the launch of world's first space rocket launch, Shinra No. 26.
    • Rufus meets with the real Elfé, Shears, and Fuhito in secret, proceeding with his plans to use AVALANCHE to dispose of his father by assassinating him at the rocket launch ceremony in Rocket Town.

Late Winter/Early SpringEdit

AprilEdit

  • April 11
    • On the day before the planned launch of Shinra No. 26, Rufus arrives in Rocket Town along with the Turk as his escort, and meets with Cid Highwind as he rehearses for the launch. An AVALANCHE operative attempts to steal Cid's airplane, the Tiny Bronco, but is thwarted by the Turk. Shears puts a backup plan into play: to steal Shinra No. 26's oxygen tanks to cause the launch to fail on live television, after which they will assassinate President Shinra. As the AVALANCHE operative sabotages the Shinra No. 26, Cid gives Rufus and the Turk a tour of the rocket and soon find the rocket's oxygen tank has been stolen. Rather than delay the launch, Cid convinces Shinra he and his mechanics will replace the oxygen tank in time.
    • Cid's mechanics install a new oxygen tank and although Cid is satisfied one of his mechanics, Shera, runs various tests on it. As the rest of the crew retires for the night, Shera stays behind as the results on the tests she did on the tank were not satisfactory.
  • April 12 – As the time for Shinra No. 26 to launch comes closer Cid goes missing and the Turk finds him pursuing an AVALANCHE operative that tried to interfere with the launch. Rufus aborts the planned assassination of his father due to Veld's insistence to stay by his side. The countdown to the launch begins and with only seconds left Cid discovers Shera is still in the engine room, having only now finished preparations on the oxygen tank. Although Shera insists Cid proceed with the launch, he aborts it. Cid unable to forgive Shera for her part in ruining his dreams of going to space.
  • Tseng receives intel that AVALANCHE has occupied the Mako Reactor in Corel.

MayEdit

  • May 8
    • 8:30 AM – The Turk arrives in Corel to stop AVALANCHE from destroying the Mako Reactor and meets one of the locals, Barret Wallace, and informs him of the situation. Believing the reactor is Corel's future, Barret helps the Turk by using a shortcut through the mines to get to the reactor quicker. The Turk parts ways with Barret at the reactor and is confronted by Rufus Shinra upon entering. Tseng, Reno, and Rude join the Turk as Veld appears, ordering them to apprehend the Vice President for conspiring with AVALANCHE. They are ambushed by AVALANCHE, and Fuhito tells Rufus he and his financial support are no longer needed and orders his men to dispose of him and the Turks. The Turks fight off AVALANCHE and escape from the reactor while escorting Rufus. The Turks run into Elfé, Fuhito, and Shears. Upon seeing Elfé, Veld recognizes her as his daughter, Felicia, whom he thought to be dead. Veld leaves the Turks to pursue Elfé, an act of treason punishable by death. The Turks flee the reactor with Rufus, and as the reactor explodes, Fuhito pushes Shears into the depths of the reactor, taking the Turk as they both fall.
    • Upon learning the Corel Mako reactor has been destroyed, President Shinra sends Scarlet to Corel to deal with the situation.
    • The Turk wakes up in the lowermost part of the reactor along with Shears. When they discover they are surrounded by monsters they decide to call a temporary truce. Shears reveals Fuhito's ultimate goal: to destroy all life on the planet, returning it to the Lifestream so it can live longer. He plans on doing this by using the Materia implanted in the back of Elfé's hand. Shears tells the Turk he wants to stop Fuhito so he may not do any more harm to Elfé. Shears helps the Turk is make it to safety, but is too injured to do so himself. As the structure collapses, the Turk is knocked unconscious.
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      Corel burns to the ground.
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    • To cover up AVALANCHE's resurgency Shinra blames the explosion on Corel, dispatching a Shinra Security unit, lead by Scarlet, to attack the mining village. Barret and Dyne make their way back to the village but are attacked by Scarlet and the Shinra troops. Dyne slips and falls off a cliff, Barret tries to pull him back up but his hand is shot and Dyne falls into the ravine. Barret is no longer able to use his right arm. Corel is burned to the ground and the survivors flee to North Corel.
    • Barret is makes it back to Corel after the attack and digs through the rubble with only one working arm to look for survivors. He cannot find his wife, Myrna, nor Dyne's wife, Eleanor, he finds Dyne's daughter Marlene. Barret decides to raise Marlene as his own daughter and swears revenge against Shinra.
  • The Turk is found in the ruins of the Corel Reactor unconscious, and is taken back to Midgar. The Turk was exposed to large amounts of Mako during the destruction and has slipped into a coma.
  • Dyne survived the fall into the ravine, but finds his left hand is now useless. Driven mad with despair unaware Marlene is still alive, Dyne comes to hate everyone and everything in the world.
  • Rufus is indefinitely detained in one of the Turks' offices, with President Shinra and the Turks being the only ones aware of his detainment and his connections with AVALANCHE.
  • After Tseng gives his report on Corel Reactor, President Shinra decides to link up the Turks with second division. The president appoints Tseng as the Turks' new leader giving him orders to find Veld and kill him to eliminate any security breaches that may result from his knowledge of the company.

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  • The Gongaga Reactor explodes, killing many of the townsfolk.

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OctoberEdit

  • After being in a coma for three years, the Turk wakes up. Still being in possession of Shears's Materia, the Turk is updated on what's been happening in the past three years and is shocked to learn the Turks are trying to kill Veld.
  • October 29 – Fuhito comes to Cosmo Canyon seeking information from Bugenhagen to further his plans.
  • October 30
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    Nanaki protecting Deneh.
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    • 3:00 PM – Reno and the Turk are sent to Cosmo Canyon to capture a specimen for Hojo on the eve of an annual fifty-year festival held in the canyon to appease the Planet, an important rite involving Nanaki and Deneh, the only last remaining of their species and the Turks' targets. Nanaki does not wish to take part in the rite, because he knows it means Deneh will be taken away from him for a long time. Turks run into Bugenhagen, from whom they learn Veld had recently came through the canyon in search of Elfé. They learn that Elfé's Materia embedded in her hand is a special Materia that calls a summon beast that will burn all life on the Planet asunder, and that although Fuhito needs another Materia to summon the beast Elfé's Materia will feed off her life force as long as it remains incomplete. The Turks are attacked by Ravens, and Reno and the Turk find the Ravens are stronger than before. Fuhito meets up with Bugenhagen and threatens to extract additional information from him by force, intending to use Nanaki and Deneh as leverage. The Turk and some Ravens come across Deneh and they both try to claim her. The Turk corners Deneh, but is confronted by Nanaki who attacks the Turk so Deneh can escape. The Turk defeats Nanaki, but allows him to take part in his rite with Deneh before they take him. The rite is complete and Deneh is placed on an altar where she will remain for several years. With the rite complete, Reno and the Turk take Nanaki to Midgar.

DecemberEdit

  • December 18
    • Zack and Cloud have been held in Shinra Mansion for over four years, being subject to various experiments in injecting them with Jenova's cell's from Sephiroth. Zack, having already be exposed to Jenova cells when he joined SOLDIER, is unaffected making him useless for Hojo's experiment to test his Reunion Theory. Cloud shows no resistance to the Jenova cells as his body immediately accepts them. Hojo becomes quite hopeful of Cloud's potential, but this is all short-lived when Cloud's psyche collapses as he develops a severe case of Mako poisoning and he is reduced to a catatonic state. Hojo labels him a failure and won't number him. Cloud and Zack are kept inside of holding tubes in a state of constant sedation. One day, Zack receives a vision of Angeal and regains consciousness and breaks out of his holding tube. He releases the catatonic Cloud and after fighting off the Shinra security troops stationed in Nibelheim, Zack gets Cloud out of his clothes fearing he might have Mako poisoning and his clothes may still have Mako attached to them. Zack finds a 1st Class SOLDIER uniform for him to wear. Zack decides to go back to Midgar with Cloud.
    • Tseng is notified by Rude about the escape of the two research specimens from Nibelheim and puts out a Priority 1 recovery order for them.
  • December 19
    • 2:00 AM – Cissnei is dispatched to Nibelheim to capture the two escaped specimens. Cissnei finds Zack and Cloud at the edge of a river, where Zack begs her to pretend she didn't see them. Cissnei attacks him, but he proves to be too strong for her. Zack leaves with Cloud, telling Cissnei not to Follow them. Although Cissnei does initially try to follow them, she notices Cloud and realizes it was the experiments done on him that made him this way. Racked with guilt Cissnei calls Tseng and tells them the targets got away, also informing him one of the specimens is Zack. Zack thanks Cissnei and Cissnei gives Zack the keys to a Shinra motorcycle for him and Cloud to ride back to Midgar.
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Vincent meets Veld and Rod (Male).
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    • The Turk goes back to the Shinra Mansion to find out what went on there after the Nibelheim Incident. He runs into Veld trying to figure out a way to save Elfé. The Turk agrees to help him. Veld reveals he's discovered the only way to get the Materia out of Elfé and save her is by gathering four other Materia that, when gathered in the same place, will provide the Materia in Elfé's body with enough life force to stop draining her life and can thus be removed from her body. Veld already has one of the four Materia, the one obtained from Shears in the Corel Reactor, leaving them with two more to find. They stumble upon a record stating a valuable research sample is sealed away behind the door in the basement and find a coffin and open it to find Vincent Valentine sleeping inside. Veld and Vincent recognize each other, having worked with each other back when Vincent was a Turk. Vincent tells them the Materia they seek is elsewhere then returns to his slumber. Veld and the Turk find the Materia in the mansion only to have it stolen by Fuhito. Before Veld pursues Fuhito, he realizes Shinra troops are nearby, so he incapacitates the Turk to divert suspicion. Upon waking up, the Turk finds Veld left a note saying Reeve Tuesti knows the locations of the other two Materia.
  • When the Turk informs the other Turks of what is going on they decide to stand by Veld, intent on helping him and Elfé, knowing there's no turning back if they do this. Scarlet finds out about this and informs President Shinra. Shinra does not want to take rash actions, as they are still holding Rufus, so he plans a mission to capture Veld.
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Zack encounters Genesis.
  • Zack is ambushed by Genesis Copies lead by Genesis himself. Knowing he had been used by Hojo in Project S, Genesis hopes to use the Jenova cells from Sephiroth that were injected into Zack to cure him of his degradation. One of the copies steals strands of Zack's hair, devouring them. Zack's cells are unable to halt the Genesis Copy's degradation, and it mutates into a monster.

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FebruaryEdit

  • Reeve and his robotic cat, Cait Sith, arrive at the Turks' secret headquarters to help them find the third Materia to save Elfé. Cait Sith tells them to look for the Materia in Gongaga Village, and Reeve suggests they get there by submarine so they can travel in secret.
  • The Turk and Cait Sith infiltrate Junon and hijack a submarine, using it to make their way to Gongaga Village. They emerge close to the village and travel the rest of the way on foot.
  • February 10
    • 1:00 PM – The Turk and Cait Sith arrive in Gongaga Village and make their way to the ruined Mako Reactor to find the Materia. They are attacked by a monster, which happens to possess the Materia they seek. The monster damages Cait Sith, rendering him immobile. After reassembling Cait Sith, the Turk and Cait Sith go into the ruined reactor to find the Materia, the Turk having to control Cait Sith manually in Reeve's absence. They find AVALANCHE is after the Materia and when the Turk obtains the Materia, it is stolen by a Raven, then Shears shows up, alive and well, and steals the Materia back. The Turk and Shears meet up with Veld whom Shears has been working with. With only two other Materia to collect, including the one Fuhito has, Veld and Shears tell the Turk when the Materia is gathered together, even though it will save Elfé, it will call the summon, Zirconiade, the one who will burn the world asunder. Veld and Shears explain their plan to use a different method of summoning Zirconiade, without the use of Elfé's Materia. By summoning Zirconiade this way it will be incomplete, thus able to be destroyed. Once the summon is destroyed, Elfé's Materia will be rendered useless and no longer drain her life force.
  • President Shinra finds out the Turks are working with Veld and orders all of the Turks killed.
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Hollander and Genesis confront Zack.
  • On his way to Midgar Zack comes to his hometown, Gongaga Village and runs into Cissnei again. Cissnei advises him against visiting, telling him there are troops in the village waiting for him. She tells Zack Angeal has been sighted. Zack spots who he thinks is Angeal and follows him, but is attacked by Genesis Copies. He is confronted by Hollander, who has injected himself with Genesis Cells to keep Genesis from killing him. Genesis shows up and they tell Zack the infantryman who escaped with him, Cloud, has the last pure S-cells in his body. Zack rushes to save Cloud, who is saved by Lazard who has been injected with some of Angeal's cells and now physically resembles him. After killing Hollander and the Genesis Copies, Zack learns Lazard helped him because Angeal's will lives on inside of him, and wishes to help Zack stop Genesis, and hopefully even save him. Zack realizes Genesis must be back in Banora.

SeptemberEdit

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Zack defeats Genesis.
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  • Zack arrives in the ruins of Banora with Cloud still in tow, followed by Lazard. They see Lifestream shooting out of the ground where Banora once stood. Zack goes underground and journeys into a vast series of caves beneath Banora. He finds Genesis close to death as the degradation overtakes his body. With Zack acting as Angeal's successor and having a part of Sephiroth inside of him, Genesis sees Zack's coming as being reunited with his old friends, just as in the epic LOVELESS. Genesis is intent on killing Zack so he may return to the planet along with him, but Zack defeats him. Genesis is healed from degradation by the Goddess Materia in the caves and realizes he was wrong all along: The Gift of the Goddess is not the S-cells, as he had thought, it is his pride as a SOLDIER, as a warrior. Genesis has a vision of meeting the Goddess of the Planet, Minerva who sees his unselfish desire to "complete his duty as as SOLDIER," and revives him as a reflection of the will of the Lifestream.
  • Zack returns to the surface with a weakened Genesis and finds a wounded Lazard, who had fought off Shinra troops that had come for Cloud, along with the Angeal Copy from the Sector 5 Church who also helped protect Cloud but had lost its life in doing so. Lazard passes away and Zack them for protecting Cloud.
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Zack shares a Banora White apple with Genesis.
  • Genesis then expresses gratitude for seeing his dream fulfilled and slips into a deep slumber. Lazard and the Angeal Clone wither away and return to the Lifestream, as Zack notices the Angeal Clone was carrying a letter. He finds the letter is from Aerith, and at the time the letter was written four years had passed since the Nibelheim Incident. Now more determined than ever to get back to Midgar and see Aerith again, Zack takes Cloud and leaves Banora. Deepground SOLDIERs Nero and Weiss retrieve Genesis, taking him with them to Deepground.
  • Tseng changes his focus to finding Zack, mobilizing the Turks on a Priority S mission to find them before Shinra does.
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Cloud mourns Zack's death.
  • Late September – As Zack draws close to Midgar, he hitches a ride in an old man's truck to take him and Cloud the rest of the way. Zack decides he could be a mercenary and Cloud could become one with him. They come under sniper fire from Shinra troops, forcing Zack to get off of the truck with Cloud in the middle of the Midgar Wasteland. Zack hides Cloud but finds a legion of Shinra infantry waiting for him. Zack fights off wave after wave of Shinra infantrymen but is overwhelmed and the Shinra troops leave him there to die. Cloud recovers from his Mako poisoning and comes to the side of his fallen friend. With is last breath Zack gives his Buster Sword to Cloud, telling him he must live both of their lives. After mourning the loss of his friend Cloud heads off toward Midgar.
  • Cloud finds his mind in a state of confusion. Suffering heavily from the trauma he's endured from watching his hometown burn, his Mako poisoning and seeing his best friend die Cloud's mind is in a fragile state, and the presence of the Jenova cells in his body make things worse. Cloud wanders around Midgar aimlessly.

OctoberEdit

  • October 1
    • 6:00 PM – Shalua Rui sees AVALANCHE operatives infiltrating Corel Prison, surprised to see them still around after four years. She notices something strange about them, as if they are zombies.
    • The Turks find out AVALANCHE moving in on Corel Prison, likely to retrieve the fourth support Materia to summon Zirconiade. Tseng sends the Turk to Corel Prison to handle the situation.
  • October 2
    • The Turk arrives in Corel Prison to intercept AVALANCHE. Although AVALANCHE is inexplicably absent, the Turk finds Shalua Rui, unconscious and dehydrated.
  • Scarlet notifies President Shinra they know where Veld is. The president sends Scarlet and her troops to capture him.
    • Shalua regains consciousness, but is surprised to find she has been rescued by a Turk. The Turk searches Corel Prison for the support Materia, eventually finding it in the possession of a monster. The Turk retrieves the Materia and goes back to where Shalua who refuses to accept the Turk's help. Shalua and the Turk are attacked by AVALANCHE operatives who are completely under Fuhito's control but are saved by Veld and Shears. Veld has Shears leave with Shalua, as he and the Turk stay behind. Scarlet pursues Veld and the Turk and she corners the Turk, Veld turns himself over to her so the Turk might be spared.
    • Tseng learns from Rufus, using his access to the Shinra network, that Veld and the Turk have been captured by Scarlet. Knowing Shinra would use Veld to manipulate the Turks into giving up Rufus, Tseng leaves for Corel Prison.
    • Tseng and Reno arrive in Corel Prison and rescue the Turk, now intent on rescuing Veld as well.
  • President Shinra and his executives come to a unanimous vote to officially disband the General Affairs Division Investigative Department (the Turks) and schedule to have Veld executed on October 5th.
  • Tseng, Reno, and Rude attempt to hack into Shinra's database to find out where Veld is being held, but are unsuccessful.
  • October 4
    • 5:00 PM – The Turks gather in a bar in Wall Market, where Gun's younger sister, Elena, works. After leaving the bar Elena sees some Ravens attacking Shinra infantrymen. Not wanting to depend on the Turks for help, she observes the situation as the Ravens steal the infantryman's uniforms and wear them as a disguise. Meanwhile, Shears and the Turks divide the three support Materia among themselves so the enemy would not get all three of them at once. Rufus hacks into Tseng's terminal and shows him a security feed of where Veld is being held. Elena gives up on following the Ravens, but a Raven starts trailing her. Back at the Turks' headquarters Rufus tells Tseng he will provide them with the information they need to find Veld, but only under a condition he discusses with Tseng in private. After obtaining the information needed, Tseng orders the Turk to secure an escape route for the rest of the Turks. Tseng, Reno, and Rude go where Veld is being held: Midgar's waste processing area. Back in the slums, the Turk, with the help of some advice from Elena, gets onboard a Shinra truck, disguised as an infantrymen, to make it past a security checkpoint. While on the truck the Turk finds Elena tied up and realizes a Raven is driving the truck. The Turk attempts to fight off the Ravens in a truck parking lot, but the truck with Elena in it drives off. Shears, who is attempting to rescue Elfé, is confronted by Fuhito, holding Elfé hostage with him. He demands Shears to hand over the support Materia he has. Concerned for Elfé's safety, he complies but is promptly beaten up by Fuhito. The Turk follows Elena's captors to a train heading for Midgar where they tell the Turk to hand over the support Materia for Elena. The Turk initially complies, but attempts to take the Materia back by force. He is thwarted when the Raven who took the Materia jumps onto a passing train and escapes. The Turk calls Shears, who reveals that to summon Zirconiade in its complete form Fuhito will need to forcefully remove Elfé's Materia from her body, which will kill her. While the Turk heads over to Shinra Headquarters to commandeer a helicopter to recover the stolen Materia, Tseng, Reno, and Rude locate and rescue Veld. President Shinra uses the opportunity to recover Rufus from the Turks' headquarters so the Turks will no longer have any leverage. Using a commandeered helicopter, the Turk pursues AVALANCHE down a highway to recover the support Materia, but is unable to get to it before it makes into Fuhito's hands. Fuhito activates the four support Materia as it reacts to the Materia in Elfé's body. Fuhito's summons Zirconiade, but the Turk stops the summoning by pulling Elfé away. As the Turk and Fuhito fight, the four support Materia react with Elfé's Materia, making it come out of her body. The summoning continues as the Turks gather before where Zirconiade is being summoned intent on destroying the beast.
  • October 5
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    Zirconiade is summoned.
    • Zirconiade has been summoned, but is still incomplete, and will remain that way until Fuhito can give the Materia that was in Elfé's body to the beast. While the Turk tries to stop Fuhito Shears, having successfully rescued Elfé, brings her to the meeting point where they meet up with Veld. Elfé, feeling guilty over all that is happening, wants to go and help destroy Zirconiade. Because she is too weak to fight, Shears goes in Elfé's place, allowing her to stay behind and be reunited with her father, Veld. As Tseng, Reno, and Rude prepare to take the two to someplace safe, they are ambushed by Shinra Troops.
    • 5:00 PM – All of the remaining Turks, Rod, Gun, Two Guns, Shotgun Martial Arts (Male), Martial Arts (Female), Katana, and Cissnei, gather at the pathway leading into Zirconiade's domain, an inter-dimensional plain that allows no one on the outside world to see the beast. To defeat the Zirconiade the Turks must destroy four pillars of energy that give the summon beast its form, then destroy Zirconiade itself. They must also recover the Materia from Fuhito. The Turks split up into teams to find him.
    • Back at Shinra Headquarters Rufus gives his father a proposition to ensure the Turks' future in the Shinra Electric Power Company.
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      Fuhito after merging with the Zirconiade Materia.
    • On the path to Zirconiade the Turk confronts Fuhito. Although initially unable to stand against Fuhito, Shears comes to the Turk's aid. The Turk and Shears fight Fuhito and defeat him, but before they can retrieve the Materia Fuhito merges it with his body and gives it up as an offering to Zirconiade and is transformed, endowing himself with the powers of Zirconiade. The Turk and Shears engage in battle with the newly-transformed Fuhito and defeat him and destroy the Zirconiade Materia. Shears loses his life in the process. The Turk continues toward Zirconiade, so it may be destroyed for good.
    • Rufus convinces the president in overlooking the charges against the Turks, but only on one condition: They must execute both Veld and Elfé. Although Reno and Rude are unable to accept these terms, Tseng accepts them without hesitation. Tseng takes a gun from one of the Shinra infantrymen and fires it at Elfé, executing her. As he prepares to execute Veld, he tells Tseng he has made the right choice, showing he truly has what it takes to be the leader of the Turks. Tseng executes Veld as well.
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      Zirconiade.
    • The Turks give it their best in fighting against Zirconiade and the Turk destroys Zirconiade for good. As Zirconiade's domain shatters, sending shockwaves throughout the sky, which end up destroying part of Sector 6, Reno and Rude wonder if the other Turks made it out okay. Back in Midgar, Aerith sees the shattered particles of Zirconiade's domain fall to the ground, thinking it's snow.
  • The Turks survive Zirconiade's destruction and go into hiding all over the Planet, while Tseng, Reno, and Rude stay with Shinra, waiting their fate to be decided.
  • Due to the ecological imbalance Zirconiade's destruction creates, the Jade Weapon awakens. Deeming the Turks that destroyed Zirconiade as a threat the Jade Weapon hunts down each one of them.
  • Since the destruction of Corel, Barret, now with a gun in place of his damaged hand, has put together an anti-Shinra group made up of like-minded anti-Shinra sympathizers: Biggs, Wedge, Jessie, and Tifa. Having stumbled onto one of AVALANCHE's former hideouts, Barret adopts the name for his group, although unlike their predecessors, this group's ultimate goal to destroy Shinra as opposed to the human race. In the hideout the new AVALANCHE finds plans for a powerful bomb the old AVALANCHE made. Tifa finds Cloud wandering about in the Sector 7 Slums and is troubled his strange behavior, almost as if he were a different person. Cloud claims he is a former SOLDIER 1st Class. Wanting to keep a close eye on him, Tifa invites Cloud into AVALANCHE to work as a soldier-for-hire.

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  • December 9
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    The Jade Weapon.
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    • The renegade Turks come out of hiding to fight Jade Weapon. The Turks destroy Jade Weapon and with the threat on their lives eliminated, the renegade Turks go back into hiding.
    • An executive hearing is held to determine the fate of the remaining Turks, Tseng, Reno, and Rude. Scarlet suggests the three of them should be executed but before President Shinra can pass the sentence, Rufus intervenes, telling him it would be a mistake as the Turks had proven their loyalty by executing Veld. The President clears the Turks of all charges, allowing them to continue serving under Shinra.
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      The destruction of the Mako Reactor No. 1.
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    • The new AVALANCHE launches their first attack against Shinra as Cloud, Barret, Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie stowaway aboard a train bound for Sector 1 of Midgar, determined to blow up the Sector 1 Reactor. They are successful but the explosion is bigger than they anticipated and results in more civilian casualties than expected.
    • Tseng thanks Rufus for defending the Turks but Rufus tells Tseng he didn't do it for their sake, but for his own. An alarm reports an emergency situation at Mako Reactor No. 1. Rufus files an official report stating Elfé and Veld were assassinated by the Turks and that the Turk was killed in action.
    • The AVALANCHE make it back to their hideout in Tifa's 7th Heaven bar, and plans to blow up Mako Reactor No. 5 while Cloud attempts to take his pay and leave. Tifa reminds Cloud of the promise he had made seven years ago, and he decides to stay for the next mission.
  • AVALANCHE proceeds with their attack on Mako Reactor No. 5, this time with Tifa accompanying them. Although a security lockdown on the train that they're on forces them to jump off, Cloud, Tifa, and Barret make their way through the interior of the Sector 5 Plate and into Mako Reactor No. 5. After planting the bomb they are confronted by President Shinra and Cloud falls to the Sector 5 Slums as the Mako Reactor explodes.
  • Cloud is awakened by Aerith and finds himself in the Sector 5 Church. Reno shows up with some Shinra infantrymen, intent on capturing Aerith. Cloud is hired as Aerith's bodyguard, and he helps her escape the church and takes her back to her home in the Sector 5 Slums, although Aerith keeps from Cloud the truth about why she is being chased by the Turks. Cloud stays at Aerith's house for the night, who promises to take him to Sector 7 in the morning so he can get back to Seventh Heaven. Her adoptive mother, Elmyra, tells Cloud to leave early fearing for the girl's safety.
  • Upon returning from their mission, Barret and Tifa spot a suspicious-looking man around the Sector 7 Slums. Barret squeezes him for information until he mentions Don Corneo, a crime lord who resides in Wall Market in the Sector 6 Slums. Tifa decides pay a visit to Don Corneo.
  • Cloud attempts to make his way to Sector 7 without Aerith only to find her waiting for him at the entrance to Sector 6. Cloud and Aerith arrive at the Sector 6 park where Aerith and Zack used to spend time together. They are interrupted as a chocobo carriage comes out of the Sector 7 gate carrying Tifa as it makes its way to Don Corneo's place in Wall Market. Cloud and Aerith follow the carriage to get into Don Corneo's mansion, but are denied entry, being told the Don only allows ladies into his home. Aerith devises a plan for both her and Cloud to get inside by dressing Cloud up as a woman. A disguised Cloud and Aerith gain entry into Don Corneo's Mansion and meet up with Tifa. The three confront Corneo who reveals Heidegger hired him to find out Barret's location and where he was running his operations from. With this information, Shinra plans to break the main support pillar holding up the Sector 7 Plate and destroy AVALANCHE for good. Corneo triggers a trapdoor and drops Cloud, Aerith and Tifa into the sewers below.
  • At Shinra Headquarters, President Shinra and Heidegger finalize their plans to drop the Sector 7 Plate onto the slums, Heidegger having assigned the Turks to this mission. Reeve voices his opposition but his please fall on deaf ears.
  • Abel hears from one of his co-workers at Shinra about a possible attack on the Sector 7 pillar by AVALANCHE. Fearing for his family, Abel tries to get his wife, Chloe, and son, Denzel, out of Sector 7. When Chloe insists on running off to warn their neighbors, Abel sends Denzel off with his co-worker to take his son to their new house in Sector 5 while he goes to look for his wife.
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The Sector 7 Plate collapses.
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  • Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith escape the sewers, traverse the Train Graveyard, and arrive in Sector 7 where they find Shinra is going through with the plan. AVALANCHE had already been trying to hold off Shinra at the pillar, but were overwhelmed as Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie are mortally wounded, leaving Barret to fend for himself at the top. Cloud sends Aerith to get Barret's daughter Marlene out of Sector 7 as he and Tifa make their way up to Barret. Reno arrives and sets the pillar to detonate. Tseng captures Aerith, forcing her to come with him after threatening to hurt Marlene if she doesn't cooperate. The pillar collapses and Cloud, Tifa, and Barret to escape from the Sector 7 Slums by a long wire pulley device to swing from the top of the pillar and safely into the Sector 6 Slums. Sector 7 Plate collapses, killing hundreds of people both on the plate and in the slums including Biggs, Wedge, Jessie, and Denzel's parents.
  • Cloud, Tifa and Barret make their way to Aerith's house where they find Marlene alive in well. Elmyra tells the group about Aerith and how she is an Ancient, whose powers the Shinra Electric Power Company seeks to exploit. Barret leaves Marlene in Elmyra's care as he goes with Cloud and Tifa to rescue Aerith.
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Jenova's headless body at the Shinra Building.
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  • Cloud's group uses the debris left from the destruction of Sector 7 and climbs up onto the upper plate of Midgar and infiltrate Shinra Headquarters where they spy on a Shinra executive meeting from the vents. They learn Shinra is planning to use Aerith to find the Promised Land. An old Cetra legend, Shinra believes the Promised Land to be rich in Mako Energy, and want to build a new city, Neo-Midgar, in this place. Cloud's group follows Hojo and see him observing Nanaki. Cloud finds Jenova's body, having been moved from the Mt. Nibel Reactor and into Shinra Headquarters. As he peers into Jenova's holding tank, the Jenova cells in his body react and cause him to briefly lose control of himself. Cloud's group finds Hojo attempting to use Nanaki to crossbreed with Aerith. Barret shoots at the containment unit freeing Aerith and Nanaki. Nanaki introduces himself to Cloud's group as Red XIII, the name that Hojo gave to him, and decides to join them in their escape, but they caught by the Turks. They are brought before President Shinra who tells them of his plan to find the Promised Land and build more Mako Reactors there. They are locked away in the building's detention area, along with Aerith. During their time in containment, Aerith reveals she is not sure if the Promised Land exists.
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Cloud and the others making their escape from Midgar.
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  • After five years of patiently waiting, recovering his power, Sephiroth who now resides in the Lifestream calls out to Jenova's body at the Shinra Headquarters. Compelled to reunite with Sephiroth as well as Jenova's head, as theorized by Hojo in his Reunion Theory, Jenova's body comes to life and wreaks havoc in the Shinra building, leaving a trail of death in its wake as it makes its way to the top floor taking on the form of Sephiroth himself. "Sephiroth" kills President Shinra, and leaves Shinra Headquarters and Midgar, making his way to Kalm. Cloud awakes to find his cell door open, all of the guards dead, and monsters running wild through the building. Cloud and the others follow the trail of blood from the Jenova holding tank up to President Shinra's 70th-floor office, where they find him dead, with Sephiroth's Masamune sticking out of his back. After Palmer, who had been hiding nearby, confirms it was Sephiroth who did this, Rufus Shinra arrives on top of the building by helicopter. Now the new President of the Shinra Electric Power Company, Rufus tells Cloud and his comrades how he plans on controlling the world through fear. Cloud takes on Rufus while the others attempt to secure an exit, only to find the outside of the building swarming with Shinra Infantry. After Rufus retreats from his fight with Cloud, they escape from Shinra Headquarters by stealing a Shinra car and motorcycle on display in the building. They make their way to the edge of Midgar where they decide to split up and rendezvous in Kalm.
  • Sephiroth leaves Kalm and makes his way toward the Chocobo Farm.
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Cloud, taking the place of Zack, in his recollection of the Nibelheim incident.
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  • Cloud and the others meet up at Kalm Inn where Cloud tells them about the Nibelheim Incident. Because of his altered memories, Cloud tells them different version of the story where he was the 1st Class SOLDIER who accompanied Sephiroth on the mission with Zack being absent from the story entirely. The minor inconsistencies in his story are ignored by the others until he gets to the end of the story where he faces off against Sephiroth in Jenova's chamber, but is unable to recall what happened next.
  • Sephiroth passes through the Chocobo Farm on his way to the marshes, Choco Bill tries to warn him about venturing into the swamp, but is ignored as Sephiroth makes his way to the Mythril Mine.
  • Cloud's party arrives at the Chocobo Farm where they learn Sephiroth was spotted going toward the Mythril Mines. Choco Bill teaches the group how to catch chocobos so they may safely traverse the swamp leading to the mines.
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Cloud and the others witness a demonstration of Sephiroth's strength.
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  • Cloud's party makes it across the swamp to the Mythril Mines and find a Midgar Zolom impaled on a broken tree, undoubtedly the work of Sephiroth.
  • Sephiroth leaves the Mythril Mines and makes his way to Junon.
  • As Cloud and the others make their way through the Mythril Mines, they encounter Tseng, Rude, and the Turks' newest recruit, Elena who have been assigned to track down Sephiroth. They tell Cloud's party to stay out of their way, but Elena lets it slip that Sephiroth is heading for Junon.
  • Sephiroth arrives in Junon.
  • Cloud's party is ambushed by Yuffie while venturing through the forests. Upon defeating the ninja, she shows interest in joining their group and Cloud allows her to tag along, unaware of her real intentions to steal their Materia.
  • Cloud's party visits Fort Condor, where they learn the plight of its inhabitants trying to hold off the armies of Shinra from capturing the Mako Reactor where a Condor, an gigantic bird, has made its nest. The inhabitants of Fort Condor revere the condor and will not allow Shinra to disturb its nesting ground, but their funding and resources have grown thin. Cloud and the others help Fort Condor fight against their common enemy.
  • Cloud's party arrives in Lower Junon to find that access to Upper Junon is restricted due to an increase in security for Rufus's inauguration parade. They come upon a girl named Priscilla and her dolphin friend. Priscilla is attacked by Bottomswell, a mutant sea monster made from the waste of the Junon Mako Reactor. After defeating the monster Cloud administers CPR to Priscilla, who is taken home by her grandfather. For rescuing Priscilla, the townspeople allow Cloud and the others to stay in Lower Junon for the night.
  • To thank Cloud for saving her life, Priscilla shows Cloud how she's trained her dolphin to jump on command when she blows a whistle. Priscilla gives Cloud her whistle so he can use the dolphin to get to Upper Junon.
  • Shinra launches its second attack on Fort Condor.
  • Shinra launches its third attack on Fort Condor.
  • Cloud rides on the dolphin's back as he jumps high enough to allow Cloud to grab onto a structure that leads up into Upper Junon. Cloud makes his way into the barracks where he is mistaken for a Shinra infantryman and is forced to take part in Rufus's inauguration parade. After taking part in a sendoff for Rufus at the dock, Cloud spots Red XIII and they all stow away on the Cargo Ship unbeknown that Sephiroth does the same.
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Jenova∙BIRTH, spawned from a part of Jenova's body.
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  • Onboard the ship bound for Costa del Sol, Cloud finds Yuffie, Aerith, Tifa, and Red XIII in disguise. Cloud finds Barret spying on Rufus and Heidegger, but an alarm goes off as intruders are reported on the ship. Fearing they may have been discovered, Cloud and Barret regroup with the others, where they realize the intruder must be Sephiroth. Cloud and the others make their way down to the lower-deck where they find Sephiroth has killed everyone as he appears before them. Displaying unnatural powers as he seems to pass through solid surfaces and fly through the air Sephiroth detaches a piece of Jenova's body, which still serves as the host to his current form, which transforms into Jenova∙BIRTH. Cloud ponders about what Sephiroth is planning on doing.
  • The ship docks at Costa del Sol, and Cloud finds Professor Hojo on the beach. Hojo shows some interest in Cloud, asking him if he's ever felt something calling to him curious as to whether the Jenova cells in him are still active.
  • Sephiroth Copy 1 is seen in North Corel.
  • Cloud's party leaves Costa del Sol, making their way to Mt. Corel. They arrive in North Corel, where the Corel refugees recognize Barret whom they blame him for what happened to Corel, as he was the biggest advocate of bringing Mako Energy to Corel and letting Shinra in. Barret tells the others his story of what happened in Corel four years earlier. They board the gondola to the Gold Saucer, an amusement park built over the ruins of Corel.
  • Sephiroth Copy 1 arrives in Gold Saucer, where he asks Dio, the owner of the Gold Saucer, if he has a Black Materia. Meanwhile, Cait Sith, having been sent by Reeve at the orders of Shinra, waits in Gold Saucer for Cloud's party so he may infiltrate them, serving as a spy for Shinra. Reeve has supplied Cait Sith with a robotic moogle doll to use as a mount, increasing his strength and performance in battle situations.
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The Gold Saucer.
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  • Cloud and the others arrive at the Gold Saucer where Barret leaves the group as the rest of them split up to visit Gold Saucer's attractions. Cloud runs into Cait Sith, who tells him his fortune. After giving Cloud a vague and somewhat ominous fortune, Cait Sith joins Cloud's party under the pretense that he wants to see how the fortune will turn out. In the Speed Square Cloud runs into Dio, who tells him about a "boy" his age had asked him about Black Materia. After learning the "boy" had been wearing a black cloak, Cloud asks him where he went, but Dio is unable to remember. Dyne shows up in the Battle Square and kills everyone in the lobby. Cloud and the others show up shortly after Dyne's rampage, fearing it might be the work of an enraged Barret. When Dio shows up and sees Cloud and his comrades, he assumes they are the ones responsible and drops them down into Corel Prison.
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Barret confronts Dyne.
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  • Cloud and his comrades, among them being Cait Sith, find themselves in Corel Prison where they run into Barret. Although he insists they leave him alone, the group follows Barret to an abandoned house where they meet up with the rest of the group. Barret tells them his friend Dyne is alive, and that he had gotten a gun grafted to his arm. Now the "boss" of Corel Prison, Dyne has been the source of much trouble, as well as the murders in the Gold Saucer. Barret confronts Dyne, trying to reason with his old friend, only to find he has gone mad and now wants to destroy everything. Barret tries to calm Dyne by telling him Marlene is still alive, but Dyne intends on killing her so she can be with her mother in the afterlife. Barret tries to reason with him telling him Marlene is waiting for him, but Dyne says Marlene wouldn't even remember him and his hands are too blood-stained to hold her. Wanting to put an end to his despair Dyne gives Barret Eleanor's pendent so he may give it to Marlene, then he takes his own life by jumping off a cliff.
  • With Dyne dead, Cloud's party has to deal with the issue of getting out of Corel Prison. They meet with Mr. Coates, the warden, to try and negotiate their freedom. Coates tells them the only way a prisoner can gain their freedom is to win it in Gold Saucer's chocobo races. Cloud agrees to participate and is approached by Ester, a renowned chocobo racing manager. Cloud explains to Ester what really happened at the Battle Square, and she agrees to talk to Dio and negotiate his freedom along with his comrades'. Cloud comes out victorious in the race and receives a letter from Dio apologizing for the misunderstanding and giving him and his friends a full pardon. Dio also gives Cloud a buggy for his party to use in their travels. Dio says he recently met Sephiroth, apparently unaware he is a wanted criminal and no longer a war hero, and that he saw him heading south, toward Gongaga. Cloud's party continues their search for Sephiroth, making their way to Gongaga in their new buggy.
  • Shinra launches its fourth attack on Fort Condor.
  • Cloud's party arrives in Gongaga to find the Turks waiting for them. After fighting off Reno and Rude, Cloud and his comrades wonder how the Turks knew they would be in Gongaga and suspect there might be a spy among them, but Cloud dismisses this notion. The group makes their way to the ruined Gongaga Reactor where they see Tseng and Scarlet arrive by helicopter to investigate the reactor. Staying out of sight, Cloud overhears Scarlet asking Tseng about Huge Materia and hears her mention something about an "ultimate weapon" Shinra is working on. After Tseng and Scarlet leave, Cloud's group passes through Gongaga Village, where they meet Zack's parents who ask Cloud if he knew their son while in SOLDIER. Although he denies knowing him, Aerith and Tifa recognize the name and react in an emotional manner. Aerith admits to Cloud Zack was her old boyfriend, and Tifa refuses to say anything about it. With no sign of Sephiroth, they continue onward.
  • After the buggy breaks down while traversing rough terrain, Cloud and his comrades make their way to Cosmo Canyon to seek help. Cloud learns Cosmo Canyon is Red XIII's home, where he is known as Nanaki, and he is a member of a tribe tasked with protecting the canyon. Cloud's party intend to stay until their buggy is fixed although Red XIII does not intend on continuing the journey with them, as his only reason for tagging along was to make it home. Cloud's party learns more about the Planet from the elders and from Red XIII's grandfather, Bugenhagen who explains the cycle of life on the Planet, how the consciousnesses of all living things return to the Planet when they die and converge to form the Lifestream, which is then used to bring new life into the world. He explains Shinra's Mako Reactors are feeding off the Planet's Lifestream, using the spirits of living things as energy diminishing them to nothing, and how it will lead to the Planet's death. Red XIII shares with Cloud the anger he feels toward his father whom he believes abandoned him and his mother as well as the Canyon when the Gi Tribe attacked. Bugenhagen overhears this, and invites Red XII, Cloud, and one of his comrades to follow him.
  • Shinra launches its fifth attack on Fort Condor.
  • Bugenhagen leads the group into Cave of the Gi below Cosmo Canyon, which has been sealed off ever since the war with the Gi Tribe. Bugenhagen leads the group out of the caves to a narrow pass, where they see the petrified body of Red XIII's father, Seto. Bugenhagen tells Red XIII the truth about his father, that he was not a coward but a hero who bravely held off wave after wave of Gi warriors. Bugenhagen tells Red XIII he wants him to continue the journey with Cloud and the others to save the Planet, explaining that even though he does not think it possible to prevent the Planet's destruction it would be the least they could do.
  • Shinra launches its sixth attack on Fort Condor.
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Vincent joins Cloud's party.
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  • Cloud's party arrives in Nibelheim, surprised to find the the town still standing, as if the fire never happened. They are further perplexed when they find most of the town's citizens are dressed in black cloaks and babble incoherently about Sephiroth and a "Reunion," each one of them having a tattoo of a number on their body. The only sane people in Nibelheim are the merchants and business owners who deny any of the events that occurred in Nibelheim five years ago actually happened. Cloud's and his comrades go into the Shinra Mansion where the find Vincent's coffin. Vincent tells them to leave but when he hears Cloud mention Sephiroth, recognizing the name of Lucrecia's child, he decides to hear him out. After Cloud tells Vincent about Sephiroth, Vincent feels even more guilt for not stopping Lucrecia from taking part in the experiment that created Sephiroth, and attempts goes back to sleep. Cloud and the others proceed to the library, where they find Sephiroth who asks Cloud if he intends on taking part in the Reunion and refers to Jenova as the "Calamity from the Skies," implying Jenova is not an Ancient, as they thought she was. Sephiroth tells Cloud to follow him north, past Mt. Nibel if he wishes to find out about the Reunion, then he flies away. As they leave the mansion Vincent catches up to them and asks if he would meet Hojo if he came with him. Cloud says they may possibly run into him sooner or later and Vincent agrees to come with them, seeking vengeance against Hojo for what he did to Lucrecia and himself.
  • Cloud's party crosses Mount Nibel, and make their way to Rocket Town.
  • When they spot the Tiny Bronco in Cid's backyard, they realize it might be useful in their hunt for Sephiroth. Rufus is scheduled to come to Rocket Town to meet with Cid.
  • Shinra launches its seventh attack on Fort Condor.
  • Cloud meets with Cid as he is tinkering with the Shinra No. 26 rocket who explains to Cloud about the rocket and the Shinra Space Program. Cloud asks Cid if they can borrow the Tiny Bronco, but Cid refuses. Back at Cid's house, Shera tells Cloud's group how she was responsible for crushing Cid's dream of going into space. Rufus arrives along with Palmer, but Cid is disappointed to hear their reason for coming is to borrow the Tiny Bronco to aid them in their search for Sephiroth. Palmer prepares the Tiny Bronco for flight, but is confronted by Cloud and the others. Palmer pulls out a Mako gun and tries to fight them off, but is hit by the truck the Tiny Bronco was to be loaded onto. During the fight the Tiny Bronco's engines fire up and it starts to move on its own and Cloud and the others jump onto the plane as it takes off. Cid jumps on with them Shinra troops open fire. Although they escape, the tail is damaged and the plane crash-lands into the ocean. Having gotten fed up with his former employer, Cid joins Cloud's party to get back at Shinra. He allows them to use the Tiny Bronco as a boat. Cid mentions Rufus talked about Sephiroth going to the Temple of the Ancients, although Yuffie requests they go west first, but does not reveal why.
  • Shinra Launches its eighth attack on Fort Condor.
  • Using the Tiny Bronco, Cloud's party arrives in the Wutai area where Yuffie's behavior becomes suspicious, but when they confront her about it they are attacked by Shinra during which Yuffie flees. They realize that is Yuffie gone, and so is their Materia. Realizing Yuffie had only used them to get their Materia, Cloud and the others pursue her to get their Materia back.
  • After trekking through the wilderness Cloud's party arrives in Wutai Village where immediately spot Yuffie, but she flees. During their search, Cloud and the others run into the Turks at Turtle's Paradise bar, but they do not attack them as they are on leave and do not want to be bothered. Cloud's party corners Yuffie and she surrenders. The Turks are informed the now-wanted Don Corneo is hiding in Wutai, but Reno and Rude have no intention of pursuing him while they are off duty. Elena is angered by her senior Turks' lack of enthusiasm and decides to assist the Shinra troops. Yuffie flees from Cloud and his friends but is captured by Don Corneo along with Elena. With the capture of their comrade the Turks decide to get involved and call a temporary truce with Cloud's party so they can rescue Elena and Yuffie together. Cloud and the others find the Corneo along with Elena and Yuffie at the top of the Da Chao Mountain, but Corneo uses the girls as a shield by threatening to drop them down the mountain using. His plans are foiled, when Reno and Rude knock him off of the statue to fall to his death. After freeing Yuffie she returns the stolen Materia and insists on coming with them on their journey.
  • While in Wutai, Yuffie takes on the challenge of the Wutai Pagoda where she must fight Wutai's five masters. Upon reaching the top of the pagoda she finds the fifth and strongest warrior is her father, Godo who gives Yuffie her final test as the two of them battle. Yuffie emerges as the victor and Godo acknowledges her skill by giving her the Leviathan Materia. Yuffie lashes out at the five warriors, telling them they could be using their strength to fight Shinra. Godo acknowledges it is his fault Wutai is under Shinra rule. Godo praises Cloud's party for both their determination and encourages Yuffie to continue to aid Cloud and the others in their fight against Shinra. Before she leaves Godo tells Yuffie to bring back all the Materia they have once their battle is over.
  • Cloud's party discovers the location of the Temple of the Ancients, but finds that he is unable to enter the temple without an item called the Keystone. Cloud eventually discovers the Keystone to be in the possession of Dio, the owner of the Gold Saucer, keeping it as trophy in his museum in the Battle Square. Dio agrees to part with the stone on the condition that Cloud entertains him by fighting in the Battle Square. After obtaining the Keystone, Cloud's party stays the night in the Gold Saucer's Ghost Square where they discuss their next move. Later that night, Cloud is approached by one of the members of his party to go on a date with them. At the end of the date, they spot Cait Sith with Keystone in his possession. After chasing him through the Gold Saucer, they see him turn the Keystone over to Tseng who escapes via helicopter. Having been caught red-handed, Cait Sith confesses that he is a Shinra spy, but also claims to be their ally at the same time as he has a personal interest in their desire to save the planet. In spite of this, it is clear that Cloud no longer wants him in his party, so Cait Sith blackmails him into letting him stay when he reveals that he is holding Marlene hostage.
  • Shinra launches its ninth attack on Fort Condor.

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  • January 14 - The Diamond Weapon attacks Midgar, see Raid on Midgar.
  • January 21 – Meteor destroys Midgar.
  • Geostigma begins to infect the Planet's population.
  • Early spring – Edge is constructed by the inhabitants of Midgar, and the WRO are founded by Reeve (and funded by Rufus).
  • Denzel is found by Cloud just outside of Aerith's church.

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  • The Events of Final Fantasy VII:Advent Children.

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  • Three weeks before the events of Dirge of Cerberus - Expedition team enters the underground levels of the Shinra building. Nobody returns.
  • After three years of being trapped beneath Midgar due to the devastation caused by Meteor, Deepground makes its presence known to the world by launching attacks on Kalm and Edge. This commences the Events of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
  • Almost a week after Omega's defeat - Vincent Valentine is still missing. Cloud is still searching for him. Shelke finds Vincent at the Crystal Cave.

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  • Red XIII and his children view the ruins of Midgar.

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