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  • The Orca's Smile is built for Northstar Ltd.

August 21

  • Lars Beckenbauer is born on a farm near Chemnitz on the Czechoslovakian border in what was, at the time, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).


October 12


September 21


June 8


February 12

  • Genedy Filatov is born in Pskov, Pskovskaya Oblast, USSR.

June 6

  • Roger McAllen is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


  • John Brightling earns a BS in Chemistry from Cornell University.
  • Catherine Winston is born in Los Angeles, California.

April 14

  • Timothy Hanley is born in Margaret River, Australia.

December 24

  • Gerald Morris is born in Birmingham, Alabama.


May 24

  • Arkadi Novikov is born in Minsk, in what is now Belarus.

October 14

  • Antonio Maldini is born in Milano, Italy.

November 2

  • Annika Lofquist is born in Göteborg, Sweden.


September 27

  • Alain DuBarry is born in Chantilly, France.


January 1

  • Santiago Arnavisca is born in Málaga, Spain.

January 12

  • Ding Chavez is born in Los Angeles, California.
  • Andrew Burke is born in Manchester, England.

March 30

  • Renee Raymond is born in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 6

  • Louis Loiselle is born in Paris, France.


  • John Clark is recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • John Brightling earns a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Virginia.
  • Lars Beckenbauer is drafted into the East German Army.


  • Lars Beckenbauer is assigned to East German Border Patrol from 1971–76.

July 14

  • Tracy Woo is born in Los Angeles, California.

April 3

  • Jamal Murad is born in Bani Swayf, Egypt.

July 9

  • Dieter Weber is born in Munich.


  • Daniel Bogart attends University of Iowa on a track and field scholarship, 1972–76.

August 23

  • Homer Johnston is born in Boise, Idaho.


March 3

  • Ayana Yacoby is born in Tel Aviv, Israel.

December 12

  • Pak Suo-Won is born in Kangnung, South Korea.


  • John Brightling earns a MD from the University of Virginia.

May 17

  • Jorg Walther is born in Saarbrücken, Germany.


July 25

  • Kure Galanos is born in Nicosia, Cyprus.

September 10

  • Karl Haider is born in Graz, Austria.


  • Lars Beckenbauer is arrested by the GDR State Security Service (Stasi) under suspicion of involvement in several high-profile defections.
  • Daniel Bogart graduates University of Iowa with honors with a degree in law enforcement.


  • Lars Beckenbauer is released for lack of evidence and discharged from the army. His movements and activities from 1977–84 are unknown.


  • The Horizon Corporation is founded by John Brightling.
  • Daniel Bogart is married.


  • Daniel Bogart is hired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


  • Rumor that Lars Beckenbauer was a member of the 'Libellen', an underground group held responsible for several bombings of East German governmental offices in the summer of 1981. The current German government neither confirms nor denies this.
  • Genedy Filatov serves in army of former Soviet Union, 1981–85, including tour of duty in Afghanistan.


  • Ding Chavez joins the U.S. Army.
  • Timothy Hanley attends Australian Defense Force Academy in Canberra, 1983–87.
  • Santiago Arnavisca attends University of Seville, 1983–88.


  • Ding Chavez serves with the 7th Infantry Division, 1984–87. Rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
  • Alain DuBarry attends the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE) in Paris, 1984–1989.


  • Louis Loiselle begins training DGSE recruits in 1985.
  • Lars Beckenbauer resurfaces when he is granted asylum by West Germany after a risky crossing of the Baltic Sea in a small sailboat.
  • Lars Beckenbauer is married.
  • Catherine Winston earns a BS in Biology from the California Institute of Technology.


  • Andrew Burke joins the Royal Marines.


  • Ding Chavez is recruited for narcotics interdiction operations in South America.
  • Genedy Filatov is recruited by "Alfa" counter-terrorist group.
  • Daniel Bogart is a member of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, 1987–97.
  • Upon graduation from the Australian Defense Force Academy in Canberra, Timothy Hanley is recruited into newly formed 1st squadron of the Special Air Services Regiment (SASR) and remained with this unit when it was organized into the Australian Tactical Assault Group (TAG) shortly thereafter.


  • Ding Chavez is discharged by the U.S. Army and becomes a full-time employee of the CIA, working under John Clark.
  • Santiago Arnavisca joins the Guardia Civil upon graduation from University of Seville.


  • John Clark is part of the team that apprehended the terrorists responsible for the Denver, Colorado detonation.
  • Lars Beckenbauer opens Pyrotechno GmbH, a security consulting firm.
  • Andrew Burke has a first tour of duty with British Special Air Service (SAS), 1989–91.
  • Ding Chavez's service records for the years 1989–99 are sealed.
  • Alain DuBarry graduates the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE) with a degree in electronics engineering and computer science.


  • Alain DuBarry joins the Gendarmerie Nationale in 1990 as an officer in their computer crime division.


  • John Clark works primarily in Japan and the Middle East.
  • Genedy Filatov resigns from "Alfa" in response to that organization's ambiguous response to the failed Soviet coup.
  • Genedy Filatov becomes the director of operations for a private security firm, 1991–96.


  • Karl Haider joins the regular Austrian army.
  • Catherine Winston earns a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Stanford University.


  • Timothy Hanley has one tour of duty with the Australian Intelligence Corp (AustInt), 1993–96.
  • The Orca's Smile is purchased by the Capricon Corporation.


  • The Petromech tanker Edmund banks becomes wrecked off the shore of the Orkney Islands.
  • Alain DuBarry is instrumental in thwarting a 1994 attempt by a group of Algerian nationals to bring down the French Minitel computer network using a virus spread by telephone switching software.
  • Santiago Arnavisca serves as a brigade commander 1994–96 in the Western European Union (WEU) administration of Mostar in Bosnia where he was instrumental in rebuilding the local police force.
  • Esztergom Dam becomes the target of protests by environmentalists.


  • Ding Chavez earns a B.S. in Political Science from George Mason University.
  • Catherine Winston is awarded a MacArthur fellowship.


  • Alain DuBarry is recruited by the Groupe d'intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), France's elite counter-terrorist unit, as a specialist in telephony and surveillance.
  • Karl Haider is transferred to Gendarmerieeinsatzkommando Cobra (GEK Cobra).
  • Catherine Winston is employed by Horizon Corporation in their advanced research group.
  • Worldpark opens its gates.
  • Andrew Burke has a second tour of duty with British Special Air Service (SAS), 1996–1999.


  • Genedy Filatov returns to "Alfa" during its restructuring under the Russian Federal Security Service.
  • Santiago Arnavisca is recruited by the Guardia Civil's counter-terrorism unit, the Unidad Especial de Intervención (UEI) as part of their focus on the growing threat of terrorist action within the European Union by former citizens of Yugoslavia.
  • Roland Kunst attends University of Amsterdam, 1997–99.
  • Inception of Rainforest 2000 Project, U.S. initiative to encourage investment in the Amazon Basin.


  • Karl Haider participates in GEK Cobra raid on Deissenmayr GmbH headquarters in Vienna and was credited with single-handedly saving the lines of seven hostages.
  • Andrew Burke is awarded the Military Cross.


  • Karl Haider is married.
  • Ding Chavez earns a M.A. in International Relations from George Mason University.
  • Rainbow is formed to combat the rise of terrorist "free agents" following the collapse of the former Soviet Union.
  • An epidemic decimates the local cattle population in the Congo, causing violence between the Hutus and Tutsis.
  • Catherine Winston discovers Ebola Brahma in the cattle population of West Africa.


  • Roland Kunst drops out of school in October after previously being active with the student branch of De Groenen, the Dutch Green Party.

2000 (Rainbow Six)

February 7

  • Operation Steel Wind.
    • Armed members of the terrorist organization "Free Europe" seized control of the Belgian embassy in London. Rainbow retake the embassy with minimal civilian losses.

April 15

  • Operation Cold Thunder.
    • Hutu rebels capture a research outpost in the Congo run by the Horizon Corporation. Rainbow rescue the American and European scientists without alerting the main body of the rebel force to their presence.

June 25

  • Operation Angel Wire.
    • An organization calling itself "the Phoenix Group" gain control of a Petromech drilling rig in the North Sea, take the crew hostage and mine the rig. Rainbow disarm all explosives and neutralize the aggressors.

August 3

  • Operation Sun Devil.
    • American and Brazilian nationals are kidnapped from a Horizon construction site in the Amazon rain forest. They are held nearby at the stronghold of known drug trafficker Ramon Calderon. Rainbow terminate Calderon's operation with minimum civilian losses.

August 10

  • Operation Lone Fox.

August 27

September 5

September 10

  • Operation Fire Walk.

September 13

  • Operation Red Wolf.

September 19

  • Operation Razor Ice.

September 23

  • Operation Winter Hawk.

September 26

  • Operation Deep Magic.

September 29

  • Operation Black Star.

October 1

  • Operation Wild Arrow.

October 1

2001 (Lone Wolf, Eagle Watch)

January 15

  • Operation Arctic Phoenix

January 26

  • Operation Silent Shelter
  • Operation Rapid Fox

January 28

  • Operation Stone Feather

January 30

  • Operation Cold Talon

March 10

  • Operation Little Wing

March 19

  • Operation Sapphire Rising

March 26

  • Operation Lion's Den

April 4

  • Operation Red Lightning

April 13

  • Operation Eagle Watch

August 8 (Rogue Spear)

  • Operation Pandora Trigger


March 27

  • Operation Zero Gambit (Rogue Spear final)

2003 (Urban Operations)

February 2

  • Operation Iron Comet

April 5

  • Operation Virgin Moon

May 20

  • Operation Aztec Palace

November 11

  • Operation Infinite Seven

November 17

  • Operation Lucky Snake (Covert Operations)

November 30

  • Operation Stolen Flame (conflicting date, RSix 3: Raven Shield)

December 5

  • Operation Jade Key

2004 (Black Thorn)

February 2

  • Operation Arctic Zebra (Covert Operations)

April 15

  • Operation Brazen Heart (Covert Operations)

May 26

  • Operation Desert Dragon

June 13

  • Operation Silent Ace

June 24

  • Operation Copper King

July 5

  • Operation Coarse Blade

July 19

  • Operation Spirit Clasp

July 30

  • Operation Golden Song

August 3

  • Operation Blunt Scroll

August 11

  • Operation Broken Sceptre

August 26

  • Operation Broken Cloud


Unknown date

  • Hostage situation in Píc des Pyreneés. Lieutenant Monroe is killed.

December 2 (Rainbow Six 3 PC)

  • Operation Cold Dagger (conflicting date)
  • Operation Mountain Watch (conflicting date)


February 5

  • Operation Sentinel Wolf (conflicting date)

March 10

  • Operation Falcon Island (conflicting date)

April 19

  • Operation Pearl Castle (conflicting date)

May 17

  • Operation Crimson Hook (conflicting date)

June 10

  • Operation Stone Cannon (conflicting date)

August 9

  • Operation Shattered Glass (conflicting date)

September 23

  • Operation Lion Shadow (conflicting date)

November 11

  • Operation Broken Stone (conflicting date)

December 22

  • Operation Briar Gate (conflicting date)
  • Operation Talon Steel (conflicting date)


February 4

  • Operation Whisper Blade (conflicting date)
  • Operation Steel Rose (conflicting date)

June 12 (Athena Sword)

  • Operation Azure Gate

June 13

  • Operation Hunter Storm

June 29

  • Operation Jasper Heart

July 6

  • Operation Omega Shadow

July 19

  • Operation Proud Flag

July 22

  • Operation Granite Cage

August 4

  • Operation Jagged Silver

August 11

  • Operation Athena Sword

August 22 (Iron Wrath)

  • Operation Scorched Legend

August 30

  • Operation Solo Furnace

September 16

  • Operation Dagger Harness

September 29

  • Operation Tower Shark

October 15 (Rainbow Six 3 console)

  • Olympic Village (conflicting date)
  • Tunnel (conflicting date)

October 17

  • Operation Radiant Heaven

October 29

  • Oil refinery (conflicting date)

November 4

  • Estate (conflicting date)

November 11

  • Shipyard (conflicting date)

November 14

  • Operation Arcing Bronze

November 20

  • Crespo Foundation (conflicting date)

December 1

  • Operation Ursa Cavern

December 2

  • Old City (conflicting date)

December 20

  • Alcatraz (conflicting date)


January 9

  • Import/Export (conflicting date)

January 28

  • Penthouse (conflicting date)

February 2

  • Meat plant (conflicting date)

February 4

  • Garage (conflicting date)
  • Parade (conflicting date)

February 12

  • Airport (conflicting date)

June 16 (Black Arrow)

  • Subway

July 2

  • Hotels

July 12

  • Back Alley

July 13

  • Streets

July 22

  • Nuclear reactor

August 8

  • Castle

August 14

  • Ruins

September 1

  • Agora

September 25

  • Military Base

September 27

  • Rocket Facility


March 29

  • Operation: Deadline (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)

May 2

  • South Africa (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

May 12

  • Operation: Backlash (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console) South Africa-May 2 (Chavez, Loiselle, Raymond, Yacoby)
  • Algeria (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

May 13

  • Desert Village (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

June 10

  • Operation: Dragon Hammer (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • Operation: Ricochet (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • Amsterdam (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

June 27

  • Parliament (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
  • University (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

June 29

  • Operation: Chimera (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)

July 10

  • Operation: Bloodline(conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • Catacombs (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

July 11

  • Operation: Bone Yard (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • Operation: Breakpoint (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)

July 18

  • Distillery (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

July 19

  • Hospital (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

August 7

  • Operation: Leviathan (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • Docks (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

August 8

  • Channel Ferry (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

August 19

  • Operation: Lowlife (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • Marseilles (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

August 20

  • Operation: Sandstorm (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • NATO Summit (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

August 22

  • Operation: Archer (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • Operation: Catalyst (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)

August 23

  • Operation: Citadel (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
  • Operation: Lockdown (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)

August 25

  • Estate (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)

August 26

  • Mercenary Base (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
  • Castle (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)


c. June 2

2012 (conflicting date)


c. February 28

March 4

  • Rainbow is disbanded by order of the European Federation; Team One lead by Logan Keller disobeys orders and has his team ambush Takfir as planned.