So for the past couple of months, I have been piecing together bits of information from in-game unlockable lore, to ancient news articles that have since disappeared from the Internet (unless you use the Wayback Machine) in an effort to construct both a timeline and a complete source of everything related to the secret true end game of Battleborn, which is discovering all the awesome lore behind the universe and the characters in it.
Sadly that is a huge undertaking, and I have also been a little “distracted” with Destiny: Rise of Iron as of late (so much fun!!) So with that in mind, I have progressed it to a point where it is somewhat usable, though very much a work in progress!!
Here’s what it looks like…
Key goals with the first iteration was to have to ability to navigate between articles and references through the use of a tagging system. In the second screenshot you can see on the left is a list of articles that the current article references to, and you can click through to read more and get a general idea of how things are linked together. It also includes cached versions of all the old Battleborn.com articles that were very lore heavy and are sadly no longer officially available on the website :’(
- Go through and tag the rest of the News Articles (see References)
- Add in-game lore artworks
- Write summary paragraphs for articles, some will have a single line summary, others will have nothing, given the feedback that’s been going on with the Battleplan Lore, I’m thinking this could be done in a more interesting way rather than bland Wikipedia-like entries?
- Construct a visual timeline for all the main events that have occurred in the Battleborn Universe, I have a WIP timeline (which I’ll post at the end) which I just need to build up a separate layout for it
- Source listing and cover images for as many articles as possible (it currently will pull through the section cover image by default)
- Fix tagging errors (I’m sure there are quite a few)
- …Maybe add search functionality
- Embed Youtube videos directly onto the page
- At some point I also want to try and create star maps, but that is way way WAY in the future
These are my notes for the timeline…Keep in mind these are super rough and may have errors. There are currently 3 different calendar systems; Codex Reckoning (CR), Immortal Reign (IR, +5 years to CR), and Valkyrie Chronicle Days (VC), which is used by several Rogue related lore. I plan to dynamically convert these as I don’t currently have an exact starting date for Reyna’s logbook entries since I am not 100% certain of the exact number of days in a year (or if there are leap years).
If anyone wants to contribute to this in any way (creating article summaries, sourcing images, fixing errors), please feel free to jump in. I will keep plodding along with this in my free time, but there is a lot of stuff to sift through.
In the interest of not having too much scrolling, I have pulled out my Timeline notes and put them in a Dropbox text file which you can view separately.