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  • 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][2]
  • February 16: The Chancellor of the Allied German States is assassinated at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, UCAS.[1]
  • April 30: Tír Tairngire locks down Crater Lake.[1][3]
  • May 2: The Crater Lake lockdown becomes public news.[1]
  • May 8: Tír Tairngire shoots down a Sioux Nation military scout for violating the no-fly zone around Crater Lake.[1]
  • May 11 UK: HKB takes control of the Transys Neuronet board.[1]
  • May 12: Yucatán rebels bomb an oil refinery, killing 127.[1]
  • May 17: The Seventh Church of the Guiding Hand is founded.[1]
  • May 24: A semi-ballistic flight to Tokyo crashes short of the runway, killing 119.[1]
  • 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.[1][4]
  • June 10: An MIT&T expedition to Crete announces its discovery of relics and artifacts corresponding to the legendary location of Atlantis.[1]
  • June 24: Proteus AG completes the Emden arkoblock in the Allied German States.[1]
  • July 1 UCAS: The shadowrunners known as the D-Team, with D standing for Dunkelzahn, make their first appearance.[1]
  • 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.[5]
  • August 30 UCAS: The first rumors emerge of Black Hammer, a Matrix utility that mimics the deadly effects of Black IC.[1]
  • September 7: The UCAS Congress passes the Endangered Species Act, which protects a number of Awakened creatures.[1]
  • October 26 SPAIN: Sol Media Group acquires numerous Latin American media and telecomm companies.[1]
  • 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.
  • December 16 EUROPE: An unknown scientist proposes that elven cells resist aging. He calls the phenomenon the Stopwatch Complex.[1]
  • 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.[6]
  • Martin de Vries ends a vampire serial killer's fifteen-month reign of terror in Minneapolis/St. Paul with extreme force.[7]
  • 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.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 76
  2. o44216104Bug City pg. 99
  3. o57038227Target: Awakened Lands pg. 86
  4. o28533826A Killing Glare pg. 63
  5. o44216104Bug City pg. 111
  6. o9865633210 Mercs p.6
  7. o40000561Prime Runners p.14