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  1. o79645619Corporate Download pg. 112
  2. Queen Euphoria pg. 67
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.; o34954845Sixth World Almanac claims the attack happened June 30
  5. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg.72
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Ibid.
  10. Ibid.
  11. Ibid.
  12. Ibid.
  13. Ibid.
  14. Ibid.
  15. Ibid.
  16. Ibid.
  17. o23681902The Grimoire: 15th Edition, 2053 pg. 13
  18. Ibid.



  1. o60859285Attitude pg. 47
  2. Ibid. pg 59
  3. Ibid. pg. 47
  4. o57446066Native American Nations Volume Two pg. 64
  5. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 73
  6. Ibid.
  7. o28911980The Universal Brotherhood
  8. Ibid. 5
  9. Ibid. 7
  10. Ibid. 5
  11. Ibid.
  12. o73009950Portfolio of a Dragon: Dunkelzahn's Secrets pg. 26
  13. Ibid. 7
  14. Ibid.
  15. Ibid. 5
  16. Ibid.
  17. Ibid.
  18. Ibid., o57446066Native American Nations Volume Two pg. 65
  19. Ibid. 5
  20. Ibid.
  21. Ibid.
  22. Dark Angel pg. 9
  23. Ibid. 5
  24. Ibid.
  25. Ibid.
  26. Ibid.
  27. Ibid.
  28. Ibid. 1 pg. 54, Ibid. 5
  29. Ibid. 5
  30. Ibid.



  1. o9865633210 Mercs p.15



  1. o34954845Sixth World Almanac p.75
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. o06807513Elven Fire p.68
  5. o20709502California Free State p.19, o34954845Sixth World Almanac p.75
  6. o34954845Sixth World Almanac p.75
  7. Ibid.
  8. Ibid.
  9. o27827479One Stage Before pg. 62
  10. Ibid.
  11. Ibid.
  12. Shadowplay
  13. o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 75
  14. o44216104Bug City pg. 96
  15. Ibid. pgs. 96-97
  16. Ibid. pg. 98
  17. o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 75
  18. Ibid. pg. 99
  19. o90603228Dark Angel p.57
  20. o60859285Attitude pgs. 50-51


  • January 3: Knight Errant chooses not to renew their contract to protect Cabrini Green in Chicago, while the city retains their services to contain any violence that breaks out between its residents and the numerous pro- and anti-ghoul factions camping out around the projects.[1]
  • February 16: The Chancellor of the Allied German States is assassinated at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, UCAS.[2]
  • Shadowrun Returns: The Emerald City Ripper terrorizes Seattle. An independent shadowrunner and friend of Ripper victim Sam Watts discovers the Ripper's identity and his connection to Jessica Watts, Sam's sister. The investigation leads to the Universal Brotherhood operation in Seattle and a fight with insect spirits beneath the Brotherhood building.
  • April 30: Tír Tairngire locks down Crater Lake.[3]
  • May 2: The Crater Lake lockdown becomes public news.
  • May 8: Tír Tairngire shoots down a Sioux Nation military scout for violating the no-fly zone around Crater Lake.[4]
  • May 12: Yucatán rebels bomb an oil refinery, killing 127.[5]
  • May 17: The Seventh Church of the Guiding Hand is founded.[6]
  • May 24: A semi-ballistic flight to Tokyo crashes short of the runway, killing 119.[7]
  • June 4: The luxury yacht Gilded Hope is lost, presumed destroyed, trying to breach the Veil around Tír na nÓg. Seven thousand metahumans gather to listen to the radical ork activist Preacher in Seattle. The NAUBL Super Brawl is invalidated and rescheduled following a mid-game assassination attempt on Seattle Screamers star players Punch and Judy, who retire following the game.[8]
  • June 10: An MIT&T expedition to Crete announces its discovery of relics and artifacts corresponding to the legendary location of Atlantis.[9]
  • June 24: Proteus AG completes the Emden arkoblock in the Allied German States.[10]
  • July 13: The nuclear power plant of the Bundeswehr barracks in Karlsruhe-Ettlingen inexplicably explodes. Rumors about a terrorist attack or a mishandled nuclear bomb abound.
  • ca. August: Owl shaman Jason Two Spirits appears on episode 324 of "Good Morning Evanston," in which he delivers a cryptic warning of impending disaster for the city of Chicago.[11]
  • September 7: The UCAS Congress passes the Endangered Species Act, which protects a number of Awakened creatures.[12]
  • November 10-18: Dragonfall:  A group of shadowrunners led by Monika Schäfer attempts a raid of the Harfeld Mansion's data vault outside of Berlin.  While jacked into the Matrix, Schäfer is killed by an unknown Matrix entity. The survivors of the group, led by Schäfer's promising recruit, investigate the cause of her death. Starting with a search for the person who hired the team, Green Winters, the team eventually learns that when the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge was awakened, she was not killed by the German military, as was formerly believed. Winters's brother, Adrian Vauclair, incapacitated Feuerschwinge by separating her soul from her body. During the course of their investigation, the team learns that Vauclair had recovered Feuerschwinge's body and astral essence and was using them to create a virus intended to kill every dragon on Earth.  The team foils Vauclair's plan, with the recruit having the option of liberating Feuerschwinge, enslaving her to an AI called APEX, or euthanizing the Great Dragon.  During the aftermath, the recruit is approached by Lofwyr for potential employment.
  • Cassie Barnett's shadowrunner team is called to end the Sons of the Green's occupation of a hydroponics bay in the Renraku Arcology.
  • Combat Inc.'s 58th Combat Team resigns en masse over disputes over bonus pay and rotation, forming the Fifty-Eighth Battle Brigade.[13]
  • Martin de Vries ends a vampire serial killer's fifteen-month reign of terror in Minneapolis/St. Paul with extreme force.[14]


  1. o44216104Bug City pg. 99, o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 76
  2. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 76
  3. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 76
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. o28533826A Killing Glare pg. 63
  9. Ibid.
  10. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 76
  11. o44216104Bug City pg. 111
  12. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 76
  13. o9865633210 Mercs p.6
  14. o40000561Prime Runners p.14


  • Acting on "tips" from Ares, the UCAS FBI discovers that insect spirits control the Universal Brotherhood and shut it down, using a cover story of financial corruption. Other nations take similar steps, and the Brotherhood is completely shut down by 2056. Ares assists in destructive raids against local hives, which are reported as widespread incidents of "unmotivated terrorist violence" against the Universal Brotherhood.
  • August 8: The AGS government declares a state of emergency over Berlin and tasks the extraterritorial corporations with ending the anarchist rule of the city. Heavy fighting erupts.
  • August 23: An Ares Macrotechnology Firewatch team assaults the Universal Brotherhood's chapter house in Chicago. The insect spirits escape into the city, causing mass panic. The UCAS government demolishes buildings around the downtown core, trapping over 100,000 civilians within the "Chicago Containment Zone." The official story is of a VITAS outbreak. The Mafia loses contact with the Don of Chicago and the Commissione believes him dead; it transfers control of Chicago operations to Don Leo McCaskill of Milwaukee, a former lieutenant of James O'Malley.
  • October 1: An unidentified group penetrates a massive insect hive beneath Cermak Avenue in the Chicago Containment Zone and detonates a sub-tactical nuclear weapon just after the queen spirits erect a magical barrier. Civilians and military personnel witness the huge explosion from outside the Zone. Virtually all the insect spirits in Chicago are knocked into torpor. Official sources refuse to comment.
  • Late December: The media receives documents compiled by residents of the Chicago Containment Zone describing the truth behind the Wall: a Hell-on-Earth scenario where petty warlords exerted control through violence, privation is the norm, and insect spirits openly preyed on the population. Chicago gains a new nickname: Bug City.
  • The band Anhedonia breaks up. Lead singer Billy "Oz-Man" Ossian focuses on their record label, Chrome Damage.[1]
  • Doris, Shield Wall's second sasquatch singer, passes away from cancer.[2]


  1. o60859285Attitude pg. 48
  2. o60859285Attitude pg. 54



  1. o60859285Attitude p. 98



  • January 1: Mafia Don James "The Hammer" O'Malley is assassinated by a Chimera-sniper.
  • The Mob War erupts in Seattle.
  • January 31-unknown date:  A small team of shadowrunners led by Michael is brutally ambushed in the newly reclaimed Amerindian lands of the Salish-Shidhe.  Video footage recovered from a dead shadowrunner's eyes is made public, prompting Michael's brother, Joshua to investigate Michael's death, and the true nature of his last mission.  Joshua eventually comes into contact with Sinsearach Council member Harlequin, learning that Harlequin utilized a Mr. Johnson named Caleb Brightmore to hire Michael for the job, and that Michael's team got killed by a Renraku strike team.  Michael's original mission was to destroy Thon's magic source at Ellisia's Tomb in the Salish-Shidhe.  Joshua aids Harlequin in completing Michael's original mission, effectively sealing off Ellisia's tomb. 
  • February 22: Ares implements "Operation Extermination," a large-scale physical and magical assault on the insect spirits infesting the Chicago Containment Zone. The Chicago quarantine is officially lifted in President Haeffner's State of the Union address.
    • Ares uses FAB Strain III, an astrally active bacteria, to target Bug Spirits in the Zone. Unfortunately, strain III does not restrict its depradation to insect spirits—it affects any astral object or being. Chicago's ghoul community is devastated.
  • Renraku Europe relocates its HQ from Berlin to Munich and begins the construction of an arcology on the grounds of former Hellabrunn zoo.