|Undated||Unknown||Joe Kendo presents the original prototype of the S.T.A.R.S. handgun to Brian Irons and the S.T.A.R.S. team. The design is met with approval, though a few further modifications are requested.|
|Undated||Phase 2 of testing begins for Kendo's S.T.A.R.S. handgun design. The design is tested by four members of Alpha team: Chris Redfield; Jill Valentine; Barry Burton and Albert Wesker. |
|15th||Raccoon Forest||An unnamed botanist; while exploring, discovers an abandoned building, believing it to be a cabin.|
|18th||Raccoon Forest||The botanist returns with his friend Rick to collect plant samples, setting up base camp in the building.|
|19th||Raccoon Forest||"Dorothy"; the t-Virus infected plant that Albert Lester believes to be his reincarnated wife, blocks the only door with vines, effectively locking the two men inside.|
|20th||Raccoon Forest||*The botanist drops his satellite phone, breaking it. He can no longer contact the outside world.
|2nd||The Daily Raccoon publishes a story referring to high amount of toxins in the local water supply.|
|6th||Police Chief Brian Irons' secretary inadvertently moves a stone statue when leaning on it. Irons begins shouting at him.|
|thApril 7||Irons' secretary ponders on Irons' ability to afford his collection, which covers the police department.|
|25th||The managing director of the Incineration Disposal Plant P-12A takes part in his first day of work, which is also his birthday.|
|9th||Arklay Laboratory||The animal keeper takes part in a poker game. He loses, though blames his loss on apparent cheating by the others.|
|10th||Raccoon City||Art enthusiast and chief of police Brian Irons brings in another painting to decorate the precinct. This time, it is a nude person being hung. His secretary does not agree with his taste in art.|
|12th||Arklay Laboratory||The animal keeper describes his frustrations of having to live in his Hazmat suit while the extent of the t-Virus outbreak is investigated.|
|13th||Arklay Laboratory||The keeper notices that his flesh has begun to rot and fall apart.|
|13th||Rockfort Island||A prisoner at the concentration camp begins a diary of his ordeal. Gathering information, he concludes that he is somewhere south of the equator.|
|14th||The Incineration Disposal Plant P-12A's disposal system is completed, though further time for testing is expected due to initial instabilities.|
|15th||Arklay Laboratory||A researcher runs to the heliport to seek escape. He is shot dead by the security guards in the process.|
|16th||Arklay Laboratory||Rumours begin to spread about the researcher who was killed the night before. The keeper discovers that his sores are actually decomposed flesh.|
|16th||Rockfort Island||The prisoner is told by a fellow inmate; "Bob", of why he had been incarcerated. Alfred Ashford, the island's commander, had apparently taken a "tiny mistake" too seriously.|
|19th||Arklay Laboratory||The keeper begins to show later stages of t-Virus infection. He now writes in a less intelligent manner and describes in small detail of eating dog food. By now his sanity is almost completely gone, the Keeper kills Scott.|
|20th||The managing director of the Dead Factory notes a possible security risk at the facility.|
|20th||Bob; the friend of the Rockfort island prisoner, is taken away by the guards to the medical room behind the guillotine stand.|
|20th||A 20-year old woman's body is found by a Raccoon citizen on the banks of the Marble river.|
|21st||Arklay Laboratory||The Keeper loses his sanity to the infection.|
|21st||Arklay Laboratory||Henry Sarton writes his four day study of Plant 42.|
|21st||Rockfort Island||After sneaking out at night, the prisoner finds Bob being operated on alive - the screaming disturbs him.|
|27th||Raccoon City||The Raccoon Times publishes a story regarding the nearby Arklay killings. It describes the woman who was discovered on May 20th. A police press release shows that they suspect the woman to be a mountain hiker who was attacked by unidentified animals.|
|27th||Rockfort Island||Every last cabin-mate of the prisoner is taken away and experimented on. He knows that he is next.|
|June||Unknown||Unknown||The design for Kendo's custom S.T.A.R.S. handgun is approved and given the name Samurai Edge.|
|1st||Raccoon City||A Raccoon City tabloid publishes a story referring to the Raccoon Zoo involving the illegal trade of rare Orchids.|
|3rd||Arklay Laboratory||Umbrella Researcher, Martin Cluckholm, trapped in his room by zombies, writes a last letter to his wife Alma.|
|7th||Raccoon City||The managing director of the dead factory comments on the increasing work load for disposal.|
|8th||Arklay Laboratory||John Clemens, one of the Head Researchers at the Arklay lab writes a letter to Ada Wong.|
|8th||Raccoon City||Police Chief Brian Irons' secretary begins to fear for his safety.|
|10th||Raccoon City||The Raccoon Today publishes a story referring to an art ring. The ring had supposedly sold items banned from auction and so the police pleaded that the buyers list down their newly bought items. Unbeknownst to them, Brian Irons had bought many of the items for his private room.|
|15th||Raccoon City||Irons' secretary writes one last time in his diary, writing on his discovery of Irons' secret.|
|16th||Raccoon City||Local paper Raccoon Weekly publishes a story related to the ongoing Arklay murders. It describes the sightings of vicious wild pack dogs in the forest and warns the public of their dangerousness.|
|22nd||Arklay Laboratory||A resident of the dormitory writes about the survivors' doomed attempts to halt the t-Virus. He kills a friend of his, Robert by drowning in room 001 after showing signs of infection. After killing the only other survivor, he writes a suicide note to a woman named Linda, before hanging himself.|
|28th||Raccoon City||The manager of the Raccoon City sewer system writes in his diary. He doesn't realize yet, that his friend Don is displaying signs of t-viral infection.|
|July 7||Raccoon City||Police Chief Brian Irons comes to his weekly meeting with Dr. William Birkin. He becomes highly stressed from the doctor's seemingly impossible requests.|
|9th||Raccoon City, Arklay Mountains||Raccoon City's police force has a number of roads in the Arklay Mountains closed due to the numerousity of mysterious deaths and missing persons cases in the area. During this, the police make public their intentions to send in the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team to investigate the area, which continues to be reported as a hotbed of activity for "mysterious creature" reports.|
|14th||Unknown||The owner of a diary travels to the Umbrella Research Center's laboratory as part of an investigation.|
|16th||Unknown||The diary owner regrets the cease of development of a Crustacean B.O.W. for him to continue the investigation, but discovers that the abandoned complex had come up with a similar design long ago.|
|19th||Unknown||The writer becomes distracted by the growing reports of bizarre animal attacks and cannibalistic homicides. The writer tries to concentrate on the investigation, trying to ignore what he already knows - the t-Virus has been released into the wild. This comes as a shock to him, as news of the Arklay Mountains viral outbreak; which occurred two months previous, hadn't reached him.|
|21st||Raccoon City||The Raccoon Sewer manager complains about his night job, which prohibits him from drinking alcohol.|
|22nd||Arklay Laboratory||Umbrella headquarters sends in a fax to the mansion addressed to the chief of security, telling him to lure the S.T.A.R.S. members into the mansion and have them killed by the rogue bio-weapons.|
|July 22||Billy Coen is court martialed and sentenced to death.|
|Bet. July 19–23||The 1st Investigation Unit discovers that the facility's director, James Marcus, had been using his students as human guinea pigs.|
|Bet. July 19–23||The unit is attacked by Leeches inside the facility. Anyone who makes it outside is devoured by the cerberus pack. The writer comes to the conclusion that the virus was deliberately scattered.|
|July 23||The Ecliptic Express is attacked by leeches and its crew and passengers are infected. The train comes to a sudden halt not far away from the mansion.|
|July 23||The MP HUMVEE taking Coen to the Regarthon Base for his execution is attacked by an unidentified monster. Billy escapes whilst the two guards are eaten alive.|
|July 23||S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team's helicopter crash-lands in the Arklay Mountains. One of its group; Rebecca Chambers, discovers an abandoned train. As Rebecca searches the train, the rest of Bravo team is attacked by the Cerberus pack. Kevin Dooley is torn apart whilst still strapped into his seat. The injured Edward Dewey makes it to the train before losing consciousness. The remaining members of Bravo team reached the Spencer Mansion.|
|July 23||Rebecca and Billy join forces to stop the train, battling Mimicry Marcuses, a Scorpion and the infected Edward on the way.|
|July 23||The train crashes at the Umbrella Research Center's station. Rebecca and Billy survive the crash and continue to investigate, being attacked by Leeches and the zombified Investigation unit.. Unbeknownst to them, they are being watched by none other than William Birkin and Albert Wesker.|
|July 23||Wesker leaves Birkin to activate the gondola, having to defeat the escaped monster first.|
|July 24||Billy falls down a chasm as Rebecca activates a gondola and reaches the Raccoon City Underground Laboratory where she meets up with Bravo team Captain Enrico Marini. Upon defeating the escaped creature, she rescues Billy and the two defeat James Marcus; the cause of the outbreak.|
|July 24||As Wesker battles one of Sergei Vladimir's bodyguards, William detonates the Research Center. Wesker, Sergei and his guards survive inside the building.|
|July 24||Billy and Rebecca escape moments before the detonation upon the death of Marcus. Billy then leaves Rebecca and Heads off into the woods, whilst Rebecca heads to a nearby mansion.|
|July 24||Rebecca is suddenly awoken from her sleep late at night as Richard Aiken finds her. The two head around the Dormitory, Courtyard and mansion in search of Enrico. They do not find him.|
|July 24||Rebecca and Richard view Sergei Vladimir and his bodyguard taking a body outside into the forest.|
|July 24||The two are attacked by a giant snake and Richard is poisoned.|
|July 24||S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team find Bravo team's crashed helicopter and head down to check it out. Joseph Frost is killed by the Cerberus' and the survivors head to the mansion for safety as Brad Vickers abandons them in the helicopter.|
|July 24||Upon Alpha team's entry into the mansion, they hear gunfire from a handgun. Exploring the west-wing, they discover Bravo team member Kenneth J. Sullivan being attacked by a zombie.|
|July 24||After a fight with the snake and a coffin-confined monster, the survivors head up to the nearby Dormitory.|
|July 25||After defeating a huge man-eating plant and a family of sharks, they find captain Albert Wesker again.|
|July 25||The mansion is checked again, which leads to a confrontation with the giant snake in the Library this time - it is killed.|
|July 25||The underground caves are then checked, where Enrico is found alive. He claims there is a traitor amongst S.T.A.R.S. but before he is able to say who it is, he is assassinated.|
|July 25||Upon leaving the caves, the Laboratory is explored. This leads to a confrontation with Wesker, revealing himself to be the traitor. He releases the experimental Tyrant, programmed to kill S.T.A.R.S.. However, the Tyrant chooses to attack Wesker first, impaling him on its claws. The S.T.A.R.S. fight the Tyrant, and thinking he is dead, they start their escape.|
|July 25||After the Tyrant is revived after the fight, it leaves the laboratory to follow the survivors. Wesker however, survived with the help of a virus given to him by Birkin. Wesker knew he would be defeated at some point and so used the virus as a means to revive him after a period of time.|
|July 25||Wesker uses his enhanced skills to defeat Lisa Trevor in the laboratory. He then attempts to leave the mansion via the front door but a revived Lisa prevents him from doing so. He is forced to find an alternate exit, all the while avoiding Lisa as she continues to hunt him. However, upon reaching the door again, she catches up with Wesker. He has no choice but to shoot a chandelier, crushing her.|
|July 25||The S.T.A.R.S. reach the helipad and make contact with Brad, when he approaches for landing the Tyrant appears again and they have a last confrontation with him, during which Brad tosses a Rocket Launcher out of the helicopter, which allows Chris Redfield to destroy the monster. The remaining S.T.A.R.S. (Chris, Jill, Barry, Rebecca and Brad) finally escape to Raccoon City. Wesker escapes the mansion at the same time. With his new abilities, he is nearly a mile away from the mansion when it explodes.|
|July 29||Raccoon City||The managing director of the Incineration Disposal Plant P-12A discovers that the anti-bodies used by the staff to protect themselves from t-viral infection are now useless against a new mutation in the virus - the staff are now infected, and the director keeps a handgun with him at all times, ready to commit suicide.|
|August 1||Raccoon City||The Daily Scoop; a Raccoon City newspaper, discusses reports of a new Mayoral candidate in the running with the story "Clemens to Run For Office".|
|August 5||Sheena Island||A worker at the Tyrant mass production facility on the Umbrella-controlled Sheena Island describes his dislike of having to work there.|
|August 5||Nikolai Zinoviev files his report on the Mansion Incident.|
|August 7||Raccoon City||S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine writes in her diary of her emotional condition. She has nightmares involving zombies.|
|August 8||Raccoon City||Chris Redfield; a survivor of the Mansion Incident, talks with police chief Brian Irons about the incident. As all evidence of Umbrella's wrongdoings was destroyed along with the Arklay Laboratory and mansion façade after his escape in July, they cannot be charged with any crime. Chris realises that because of Umbrella's influence in the city, few are willing to mention the incident.|
|August 11||Raccoon City||A nightwatchman at the Raccoon Police Department is berated by chief Irons for being in the station's clock tower. He wonders why access is prohibited.|
|August 13||Raccoon City||Jill Valentine muses over Chris Redfield's unusual attitude and behavior when he starts causing trouble at work. He assaults another officer for the trivial mishap of accidentally spilling coffee on him. Chris is subsequently suspended.|
|August 15||Raccoon City||Chris; who is still on suspension from the police, invites Jill to his apartment late at night. He shows her pieces of information that mention something called the "G-Virus". Chris vows to take Umbrella down himself if nobody is willing to help. Jill begins to worry, upset that Chris has been fighting alone, and refused to tell even her about his plans.|
|August 16||Raccoon City||Police Chief Brian Irons comes to the sewer facility for his meeting with Dr. William Birkin. He puts a gun to the sewer manager's head in heavy stress.|
|August 17||Raccoon City||Sightings of "monsters" around Raccoon City are reported to the police. Chris knows that Umbrella is responsible. They are likely associated with the Mansion Incident.|
|August 20||Europe||Umbrella's personnel division concludes, after an investigation, that Morpheus D. Duvall was responsible for the viral outbreak in the Arklay Mountains, Marcus' involvement either being covered-up or simply unknown. Based on the evidence given Morpheus is summarily fired, with a fax being sent to him to inform him of his status.|
|August 21||Raccoon City||William Birkin informs the sewer manager of the Raccoon City Police Department's investigation into Umbrella.|
|August 23||Raccoon City||Following a safe being moved in the Raccoon City Police Department, a note is issued around the precinct.|
|August 24||Raccoon City||In his final journal entry, Chris writes that he and Barry have discovered the "G-Virus" while investigating Umbrella. Satisfied that they have evidence to convict them, they make plans to head to the Umbrella headquarters. Asking his sister Claire for forgiveness, he leaves the diary in his S.T.A.R.S. desk for Claire to find if she comes looking for him.|
|August 24||Raccoon City||Jill learns of Chris' plan to go to Umbrella's European headquarters with Barry Burton, and arranges to meet them in September.|
|August 30||Raccoon City||Peter, a scientist who works at the Raccoon University, explains a radical breakthrough regarding the only vaccine to the t-Virus – Daylight.|
|September 1||An unnamed UBCS mercenary finishes 6 months of intensive training after being saved from execution.|
|September 2||Raccoon City||A researcher from the Umbrella R&D Center discusses problems with creatures inside.|
|September 5||Sheena Island||A teenage boy abducted by Umbrella employees for the Tyrant Plant begins writing down his experiences. He knows very well that this is an Umbrella base and that they are being used as guinea pigs for an experiment.|
|September 5||Raccoon City||The night watchman meets Thomas, a worker of a scrap yard near to the police station. The watchman notes Thomas' strange habit of constantly scratching himself and wonders if he has a medical condition.|
|September 6||Sheena Island||Andy, a caretaker, writes in his diary about the island facility's commander, Vincent Goldman|
|September 6||Raccoon City||The Raccoon City-based newspaper "Raccoon Today" publishes an article of a mysterious masked figure sighted in the North-West Arklay Mountains, along with the discovery of the remains of numerous crows and wild dogs which had been swept down-river.|
|September 8||Raccoon City||The researcher at the Umbrella R&D Center notes.|
|September 9||Raccoon City||The watchman plays a game of chess with Thomas. He notes Thomas' strange habit - the constant smelling of meat. He notices something odd about him.|
|September 10||Sheena Island||The prisoners are allowed to visit the local arcade. There, they are seen by Lott Klein, a local boy.|
|September 10||Sheena Island||One of the imprisoned boys notices that drugs are being put into their meals to make them lose consciousness. He also notices that the other prisoners have been acting strangely from the drugs.|
|September 10||Raccoon City||The Director of the Raccoon General Hospital describes the conditions of the Hospital, where the wards are beginning to fill with people infected by the t-Virus from the ongoing effects of the Mansion Incident.|
|September 11||Raccoon City||The Raccoon City newspaper "Raccoon Today" publishes a story of UMAs being sighted in the Arklay Mountains.|
|September 12||Raccoon City||Ricky, an employee of the Raccoon underground, writes in his diary describing his Nyctophobia, which plagues him in the always-dark subway.|
|September 12||Raccoon City||The night watchman sees the near-succumbed Thomas, and tells him to get some rest. Not knowing it, the watchman is now infected with the t-Virus.|
|September 15||The unnamed UBCS mercenary writes in his diary.|
|September 15||Raccoon City||Peter at the Raccoon University continues his experimentation into Daylight.|
|September 16||Raccoon City||The researcher at the Umbrella R&D Center makes a final entry referring to the baby hunters.|
|September 17||Raccoon City||The janitor of the Apple Inn in Raccoon City writes in a diary about having to test the fire alarm weekly upon the new owner's orders, rather than twice yearly like the previous.|
|September 17||Raccoon City||A scrap of a diary, dated today lies in Raccoon University which describes the lacking of V-poison for the Daylight reagent.|
|September 18||Raccoon City||Conditions with the Raccoon Hospital continue to deteriorate as more people check in, displaying t-Virus symptoms.|
|September 18||Raccoon City||Ricky, in the Raccoon Subway talks of his encounter with a Mega Bite.|
|September 19||Raccoon City||Peter at the Raccoon University writes his final diary entry.|
|September 20||*Andy, the sewer caretaker of Sheena Island overhears a rumor about what really happens to the teenagers in the prison.
|September 23||*Upon hearing of Birkin's assassination and mutation, widespread panic occurs in his Laboratory. Several Hunter R escape and run amok through the labs, killing several scientists before a researcher lowers the temperature, freezing them on the spot.
|September 24||*At a home American football game, of which the Raccoon Sharks are playing against the Old Court Thunders, a single zombie causes a riot to break out within the crowd and causes panic. Fifty Police officers are called to the scene.
|September 25||Raccoon City||The US Army barricades the roads heading in to Raccoon City and isolates it from any contact from the outside world, other than military action within the city.|
|September 26||*The hospital staff are wiped out by the zombie outbreak. The hospital's director begins showing signs of infection as well.
|September 27||*An Umbrella researcher, Monica shoots dead another Umbrella employee and steals a G-Virus specimen and tries to escape using the underground train.
|September 28||*Zombies overrun the Operations room, leading to the deaths of a further four men. Four surviving officers, believing themselves the be the very last, agree that the only way out is through the sewers.
|September 29||*Leon S. Kennedy arrives in Raccoon City for his first day as a Raccoon City police officer. At the same time, Claire Redfield arrives in Raccoon in her search for her brother Chris, who she had lost contact with.
The owner of a restaurant for Umbrella employees on Sheena Island overhears the news of Raccoon City's destruction. He also hears a rumor that Umbrella was responsible for it, but was not willing to believe it as the island was used by Umbrella for research, and was not willing to believe that a biohazardous accident may occur.
The restaurant owner overhears umbrella employees discuss William Birkin, who has been blamed for the Raccoon City outbreak.
Sheena Island officials hold a meeting with commander Vincent Goldman over the Raccoon City incident. Blame is put on William Birkin and that any traitors on the island should be executed on sight.
The restaurant owner learns that the t-Virus is present on Sheena Island, though the worker telling him this claims that an outbreak would be impossible. The owner doesn't believe him and makes plans to leave the island.
|October 9||Sheena Island||The imprisoned boy writes in his diary one last time before executing his fatal plan detailing their escape method.|
|October 10||*The prisoners put their plan into action in the early hours. They are discovered however, and all are executed personally by Goldman.
Rumors of Vincent's massacre spread around Sheena Island, Lott writes of his disgust and puts his ideology into question.
A reply from Umbrella is sent to the Sheena Island police chief. The company does not treat the human deaths as those of people, but mere "guinea pigs" who can be replaced shortly.
Vacation time for workers at the Antarctic Base is cancelled due to a lack of suitable manpower brought on by the insane orders of Alfred Ashford.
The transport terminal worker is awoken late at night by a disturbing growling noise. He blames it on the stress of the job, still not believing in "Nosferatu".
Commander Vincent is told that a number of people have been collecting evidence of his many human rights violations among over crimes and plan on sending it to Umbrella HQ during their next visit.
Commander Vincent suddenly looses his sanity and releases the t-Virus into the city with the intention of killing everyone and making it look like an accident. With no one else aware of his human-rights violations that would disgust even Umbrella HQ, Vincent prepares to head back to Europe. Though, there is one more thing to do - kill the spy that is impersonating him.
|November 23||As the t-Virus ravages the city, Umbrella security personnel begin firing at any and all civilians, distressing Lott Klein, who is not a zombie.|
|November 24||Lott is told by another survivor that Goldman is responsible for the leak. Broken by this, Lott no longer trusts anyone but his younger sister Lilly, who he swears to protect - his parents having already turned into zombies.|
|November 25||Commander Vincent attempts to kill the spy; Ark Thompson, but falls from his hijacked helicopter and falls unconscious. Ark is also rendered unconscious from being thrown out of the vehicle as it fell to the ground - he is rendered amnesiac.|
|November 26||*While Ark is recovering from Amnesia, he runs into Lott Klein who runs away from Ark as he trusts no one. After discovering an underground lab beneath an abandoned mansion, he catches up to Lott and saves him from a hunter. Lott reveals to Ark he is not Vincent and tells Ark about the events leading up to the helicopter crash earlier.
|December 17||Claire Redfield, looking for her brother, manages to infiltrate the Paris Umbrella laboratory. She has to fight against a small army of men and is caught by a man named Rodrigo Juan Raval, who takes her to Rockfort Island.|
|December 27||Claire is taken as prisoner on Rockfort Island. Rockfort Island is then attacked by an unknown source and the island is contaminated with the t-Virus. Due to the outbreak, Rodrigo Juan Raval decides to let Claire escape the island since he doesn't expect her to survive.
|December 28||*It is early morning when Chris Redfield arrives at Rockfort, and meets Rodrigo Juan Raval, who tells Chris that Claire left the island not too long ago. The giant mutated worm swallows Rodrigo, but Chris follows it and kills it. He saves Rodrigo, but Rodrigo is fatally wounded and passes away.
- ↑ As this source conflicts with the events of November 8th, it can be assumed that Lott has been following Ark for some time, giving the information to Vincent perhaps daily.