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  • January 17 AZTLAN: Fighting in Yucatán escalates to full scale civil war.[1]
  • February 13 JAPAN: Fuchi begins constructing a deep space outpost at Lagrange Point 2.[1]
  • March 11 UCAS: The Universal Brotherhood opens its Project Hope camps in the Redmond Barrens of Seattle.[1]
  • April 24 UCAS: A group called the Compensation Army sets up camps in DeeCee, demanding compensation for land ceded to the NAN.[1]
  • May 31 UCAS: Missing persons cases nationwide rise dramatically. Law enforcement agencies struggle to find a reason.[1]
  • July 9 UCAS: The Project Hope camps are shut down for health reasons.[1]
  • 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 22 UCAS: In Chicago, a mega-hive of insect spirits, a previously unknown form of spirit, swarms the city. The UCAS government immediately mobilizes the military.[1]
  • 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.[1][2]
  • August 24 UCAS: FedPol troops are sent in to subdue the Compensation Army in DeeCee.[1]
  • August 26 UCAS: The federal government begins making supply drops into the CCZ.[1]
  • September 16 UCAS: Government officials meet with the Tír Princes and Lofwyr for advice on handling the CCZ.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • October 4 UCAS: Construction of a line of walls around the CCZ is completed.[1]
  • November 22 AGS: A joint corporate force uses bug paranoia as an excuse to “liberate” much of Berlin.[1]
  • November 24 TÍR TAIRNGIRE: The cordon around Crater Lake is relaxed.[1]
  • December 13 UCAS: The light carrier Wolverine and two guided missile frigates are stationed near Chicago.[1]
  • December 29 UCAS: A shadow document describing the true situation in Chicago goes public.[1]
  • December 31 GLOBAL: The first rumors of Otaku, children who access the Matrix without a cyberdeck, begin to emerge.[1]
  • 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.[3]
  • Doris, Shield Wall's second sasquatch singer, passes away from cancer.[4]

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 1.17 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 77
  2. Mob War! p. 15
  3. o60859285Attitude pg. 48
  4. o60859285Attitude pg. 54