Simterra was discovered by the Amazónes, descendants of Old World Earth and Venusia (Venus). The Nativians, or SimNatives, as they came to be called, settled the land for a thousand years before the arrival of the Simmians.
Age of Aries (Pre-History Era) ????-2015
On Earth, there was a city-state located on the border of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic called Simse. Their society was heavily influenced by Bavarian and Germanic cultures. Their primary language was Simlish.
In 2015, Simse was ruled by the Derreitergrande, (direct translation – grand duke; implied meaning – archduke) also known as the Leader of the Free World, Rudolph Goth, and his wife, the Tudagrandia (grand-lady), Frederica. They had five children. Their oldest daughter, Alexandra, was the Herzima (first lady). They had four other children, Vilhemina, Nolan, Ursula, and Simelia.
Young Lady Simelia left Earth with her fiance, Admiral Leonardo Landgrabb, her sisters, Vilhemina and Ursula, and their families, to seek out a new planet and a new life. She took with her a large group of financiers, politicians, aristocracy, and servants. Unfortunately, they encountered many troubles along the way and were forced to put their entire ship in cryostasis.
Age of Taurus (Rebuilding Era) 2100-2160
Eighty-five years later, Lady Simelia’s ship crash landed on the planet Simterra on Twikkii Island, after being shot down by the Xenosi. Many of the crew died from cyrstalis (cryogenic sickness) and many more died in the crash. After several years of recouperating and intergrated life with the SimNatives, Lady Simelia led her people and traveled north across the Simiribbean Ocean. They founded New Deutchsimland (in the Old Sim Nation; geographically today this is in Sim Union). Admiral Landgrabb brought many SimNatives with the party to work as forced laborers and build the kingdom.
Due to irreconcilable differences, Lady Simelia Goth did not marry Admiral Landgrabb. Simelia married a commoner, a loyal servant, Dietrich, which was a controversial decision at the time. They had three children, Rainert, Louise, and Brigitta. Due to her marriage choice, upon her death, the reign of New Deutchsimland was passed to a non-blood relative.
Simelia founded the Konsile of Neine (Council of Nine) to oversee various divisions of the government (Military, Education, Commerce, Conservation and Preservation, History, Research, Economics, Safety, and Administration).
Age of Libra (Neo-Renaissance Era) 2161-2190
Raxella Khristensen was an Achtengrandia in New Deutchsimland. Due to the controversy of Lady Simelia marrying a commoner, Raxella was the first choice for replacement. She was the widow of Dafiht Khristensen, inheriting all of his lands in Simcambria. She also was the granddaughter of Nikoklaus Simterpieter, an adviser to Simelia Goth, Devoutarian priest and founder of a variety of nonprofits (a children’s hospital, orphanage, food bank, animal sanctuary, and research facility for bone disorders). Her grandfather disappeared around the time of her reign, never to be seen again.
Raxella chose to marry Simelia’s son, Rainert, as a sign of goodwill and faith, once the longstanding Konsiler (Councilor) (of Administration) died. They had one daughter, Bertha Miriam Goth.
Age of Scorpio(Neo-Enlightenment Era) 2190-2210
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Age of Aquarius (First Technological Revolution) 2211-2299
…includes the First Technological Revolution and an era referred to as the Booming Twenties
- In 2272, the Llama Land Preservation Act was signed.
Age of Gemini (“Blue Thirties” Era) 2300-2338
…includes a period of time where economic growth was seriously stunted and the planet faced huge financial setbacks. This is a play on the “Great Depression.”
Califorsimia is one of the few states in the SimNation that did not suffer financial setback as a result of the Silver Rush. Thousands of immigrants poured into the Nation, particularly on the West Coast, as a result of the hope of a new life thanks to the silver mining operations.
Age of Cancer (First Xeno War) 2339-2345
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Age of Capricorn (First Cold War) 2346-2386
- In 2377, the most popular Spooky Day costume was the llamacorn, which is a cross between a llama and a unicorn. Its popularity was short-lived.
Age of Sagittarius (Second Xeno War) 2386-2391
- The Plumbob Wars (or green diamond wars) began in 2389 and continued until 2399, though remnants continue to this day.
Age of Pisces (Second Cold War/Second Technological Revolution) 2392-Present
- ‘Let Their Be Plumbobs’ was a short-lived green diamond campaign, followed by a major black-tie event held by The Plumbob Corporation in the 2390s in La Ville Lumière, Championne. The event was attacked by terrorists. As a result, 33 people were injured, 17 people died, and The Plumbob Corporation closed its doors after paying billions of Simoleons in lawsuits after the public discovered that the party attack was coordinated by PC’s own head of security. Now the phrase ‘Let there be Plumbobs’ is used colloquially in a manner similar to “when it rains, it pours.”
- Age of Leo
- Age of Virgo