1949

Mounting tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union evolves into a nuclear arms race known as the Cold War.

1954

Aliens (Zeta Grays) respond to a binary message sent from the United States. A series of secret summits between government officials and representatives of the alien species takes place, resulting in the Greada Treaty-an agreement granting the aliens permission to conduct experiments on humans in exchange for technology.

1958

Two additional alien specials make contact with the U.S. Government and agree to the terms of the Greada Treaty.

1962

Aliens begin working with Russia, developing medical and agricultural technology.

1965

The CIA discovers that two alien races are in violation of the Greada Treaty, leading to the termination of the agreement. All projects with the Zeta Grays and Arelians are suspended indefinitely.

1967

Eight additional alien races establish contact with various governing bodies around the world.

1972

Weapons manufacturers begin employing aliens as engineers. The Extraterrestrial Cold War is aptly named.

1974

   Intelligence agencies begin training aliens as field operatives.

1976

The Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Defense division of the CIA is born. Monolith- the Russian equivalent is established the same year.

1980

Praxis- a UN-led agency is tasked with creating countermeasures to any and all extraterrestrial weapons developed by both superpowers- is conceived.

1984

Benjamin Argyle is found among the wreckage of a crashed alien vessel and is rehabilitated in a lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

2000

Benjamin is sent on his first assignment as a field operative for EID.

2012

An explosion at a facility in Shanghai leads to the disappearance of Benjamin.

2013

It is discovered that the KGB has retrieved an unconscious Benjamin from the Pacific, and has quarantined him in an infirmary deep within the confines of the Zhitkur (a heavily-fortified and secretive compound in Russia).

Recent

With the help of Henry White, a retired EID agent, Benjamin escapes Zhitkur.

Present

Benjamin, along with Henry and a Praxis-engineered robot named Annie, is in pursuit of Madeline "The Mother" Devereaux- an arms dealer who recently acquired a dangerous alien weapon with disturbing capabilities from an interstellar, psychopathic criminal by the name of Eddie Crow...