Timeline: 551-600

BEFORE

551

  • November. After a sorcerer abducts Queen Aleta, her husband Valiant (41) and their son Arn (15) come to her rescue. The warlock's use of the "Eternity Stone" causes a temporal-spatial rift to coincide with one from 1956, bringing members of the Defenders of the Earth to this time. Valiant and Arn help rescue the time-travelers, who are Flash Gordon (48), his teenage son Rick (15), Mandrake the Magician (61), Lothar (58), the Phantom (40), and his daughter Jedda Walker. Valiant and Arn are inducted into the Defenders, and the eight heroes storm the warlock's castle while also fending off an attack by a genetically-engineered mutant monster. A rescued Aleta uses her mystical powers to help the Defenders get back to their own time.1

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  • The Rihannsu found the Romulan Republic.

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  • The Gummi Bear Gusto (14) shipwrecks and ends up stranded on a volcanic island surrounded by a mysterious ring of empty space.

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579

December. The sorcerer Zummi (60) attempts to forge an alliance with the humans rather than contribute to the departure of their race from the normal plane. The Gummi rulers discover his plot, and there is a pitched battle. Zummi's daughter Mummi is slain. The rest of the family is imprisoned.

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January. The Great Gummis depart from Gummi Glen. They curse the rebel Zummi (60) and his family with partial amnesia so as to be unable to find their way to the Gummis' new home, and they are left with the care of Gummi Glen. Zummi's family forgets their familial relationships to each other.

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  • September 14. Dunwynian page Cavin happens upon the remaining Gummi Bears (Zummi, Grammi, Gruffi, Tummi, Sunni, and Cubbi) at Gummi Glen while fleeing an attack by ogres. He befriends them and helps save Dunwyn Castle from Duke Sigmund Igthorn's siege. Ightorn himself becomes aware of the Gummis and seeks their secrets. Zummi takes Cavin's Gummi medallion and uses it to access the Great Book of Gummi.2
  • December. The last Gummi in Gummerset, Chummi Gummi, meets the Gummis of Gummi Glen. He decides to depart in his flying ship. The other Gummis decline traveling with him, though Cubbi nearly does. Princess Calla knights Cubbi as a reward for his bravery.3

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  • February. Gruffi and Tummi Gummi get shipwrecked on a small volcanic island. They meet Augustus "Gusto" Gummi and his toucan friend Arty Deco, and escape with him when the volcano erupts.4
  • November. After Gruffi accidentally destroys the Great Book of Gummi, he sets off to the ancient Gummi settlement Ursalia. Joined by Cubbi, they succeed, meeting the old knight Gummi Sir Thornberry, the last survivor of Ursalia. After helping defeat an evil sorceress, they get a means of restoring the book.5

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  • March. The Gummis of Gummi Glen travel to Ursalia at the behest of Sir Thornberry. The Gummis of Barbic Woods, led by Ursa Gummi, have taken over the settlement in search of a weapon to commit genocide against humans. Igthorn and his ogres follow them, and the discovery of a sonic weapon leads to conflict between the two bands of bears. Sunni Gummi and her new friend Buddi Gummi work to bring peace, and the two bands team up to rescue them. When the sonic weapon endangers their lives, they decide to dismantle the weapon.6

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August 22. Thorin, son of Thrain, is born in the Lonely Mountain Kingdom, Arda.

AFTER

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