This is a summary of Adventure! and the very beginning of Aberrant canon, done in the style of Camwyn's 1000 word Silmarillion, which can be found here
Dr. Hammersmith: *Creates Telluric Engine*
Telluric Engine: *Explodes*
Maxwell Mercer: *Is Unstuck in Time*
Future!Maxwell Mercer: Welcome to 1942! Time to learn to control your Time Traveling Powers.
Maxwell Mercer: *Visits Galatea
explosion in 1998* Lots of people have superpowers now!
Maxwell Mercer: *Visits 2061*... that
didn't work out so well....
Maxwell Mercer: *Visits 2122* Let's create another
wave of people with superpowers, because it worked out so well
Maxwell Mercer: *Is back in 1923* *Founds the Æon Society for Gentleman*
Annabelle Newfield: I'm
not a gentleman, thank you.
Æon: Let's recruit these new people with superhuman abilities, the Inspired, to work for the betterment of all mankind!
Maxwell Mercer: *Has secret time control powers and more money/influence than Bill Gates*
Dixon: *Has mad!science device making abilities and crazy ex-wife*
Whitley Styles: *Has psychic powers and L33t ninja skills*
Jake "Danger Ace" Stefokowski : *Has uncanny piloting skills, doesn't die even when he really ought to.
Harry Potter: Are you sure
we're not related?
"Safari" Jack Tallon: *Has fists and mind of metaphorical steel*
Annabelle Newfield: I'm not surprised. Trying to change his mind is like arguing with a mountain, only less effective. You'd think
he'd get used to the idea of women being part of Æon, but no...
Dr. Primoris: *Breaks most of the rules, because he is More Awesome Than Thou(Tm)* *Is secretly in love with Maxwell Mercer*
Annabelle Newfield: *Is just that
awesome with weapons, any weapons* *Is not
so secretly in love with Dr. Primoris*
Inspiration Age: *Has Pulp Style Adventure*
Æon: *Are Big Damn Heroes*
White Wolf Editors: We need to make this flow into the events in Aberrant, somehow.
Also, we haven't met our angst quota yet.
Annabelle Newfield: Wait, my unrequited love for Primoris is somehow
supposed to lead me to betray Æon, resulting in my death, and that's all
you're going to say about it!?
White Wolf Editors: Yes.
Annabelle Newfield: *Angsts* *Dies* *Contributes in an unspecified way to violent break up between Dr. Primoris and Æon*
Dr. Primoris: I think we should take an active hand in guiding human history.
Rest of Æon: We
don't think so. *Violent battle ensues*
Dr. Primoris: *Disappears mysteriously during battle*
Maxwell Mercer: *Angsts* *Disappears in 1950*
New!Æon: Hey, let's keep all knowledge of Inspiration to ourselves!
Babel Dossier: *Holds secrets*
Michael Donighal Dr. Primoris
Divis Mal: *Is not dead*
*Plots* *Becomes a supervillain*
Dixon and Jack Tallon: *Presumably die off-screen*
Jake Stefokowski: *Leaves Æon*
Whitley Styles: *Angsts*
Readers: We're starting to notice a trend here...
Scientists: *Do experiments in space*
Divis Mal: *Does his own
experiment in space*Galatea
Lots of People: We have superpowers now!?
New!Æon: *&^@!*&?&*%$! We need a plan B! *Develops plan for dealing with 'Nova Problem'*
Random Government Guy (Who probably got whacked): Didn't they develop a plan awfully fast for something that's brand new? Seriously, it sometimes takes us
longer than that to find a missing file.
New!Æon: *Attempts to run the world* We're doing this for the good of all humanity, really!
Edited at 9:30 p.m. November 16 2008 Edited again on November 17 to fix an error in events portrayed.
Maxwell Mercer's time line is taken from here