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  • The start of o90760406Shadowrun Fourth Edition.
  • April 11: UK: The great dragon Rhonabwy signs a contract with Evo’s MetaMatrix branch to produce a daily music review blog called Soothing the Savage Beast.[1]
  • June 30: The Hong Kong Incident. 342 patients and 58 medical staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone, including Dr. Thomas Shalbermat, are killed during a violent escape. Mitsuhama Computer Technologies releases a public statement describing the escapees as violent and unpredictable "technomancers."[2] Date is June 28 in Sixth World Almanac.[1]
  • July 5 SWITZERLAND: The United Nations holds an emergency session to discuss the technomancer threat.[1]
  • August 19: Sojourner an AI makes headline news by hijacking the space station Tlaloc (beginning of the so-called Tlatoc Crisis) [3] Date is August 18 in Sixth World Almanac [1]
  • August 20: Greek authorities confirm that several artifacts, including the Phaistos Disc, were recently stolen from a museum in Herakleion.[4]
  • August 25: Pulsar, another AI supported by Horizon releases its "manifesto" and offers to negotiate with Sojourner.
  • August 26: Proteus AG concludes that an anomalous intrusion into the Okinawa arkoblock's Matrix on this day was caused by a virtuakinetically-active pod of dolphins (techno-critter) attempting to rescue a trapped member from an underwater flue.
  • September 18: DENVER: Public outcry is immense in response to a recording is released by reporter Jane McCrory which shows gruesome images of inhumane corporate experimentation on technomancers. These experiments including children, most of whom were kidnapped from their families. [1]
  • November 2: UCAS: Kenneth Brackhaven wins the Seattle gubernatorial election after Dzhugashvili withdraws. [1][7][8]
  • November 10: PCC: Horizon releases Persona 2.0, an exclusive multimedia personal blogging, communication, and social rating system in Los Angeles. [1]
  • December: The AI Bai Li officially converts to Buddhism. [9]
  • December 1: UCAS: The technomancer registration bill is passed into law. [1]
  • December 1: EGYPT: Alexandria and Cairo become havens for technomancers and hackers after the Coptic Pope issues a proclamation offering sanctuary to any who are “People of the Book.” Underground railroads are formed across Asia and Europe to bring them into Egypt. [1]
  • December 5: JAPAN: The Diet passes a bill requiring mandatory testing of children for technomancer abilities. Empress Hitomi establishes a government school for young and latent technomancers. [1]
  • December 25: SOX: French military units launch a multi-prong attack against corporate facilities in the SOX area. [1]
  • The Laodicea Order - an religious order of technomancers - is founded by the German Catholic Church. [10]
  • Famed anarchist terrorist Duruti Leon stages a massive campaign of terrorist attacks and assassinations against the citizens of Munich, targeting the rich, corrupted, and beautiful people and corporate execs of the city. After learning that he was being manipulated by NeoNET media subsidiary Neue Bavaria Simsense Studios, he starts a poison gas attack against NeoNET's tent at Oktoberfest and kills himself.[11]
  • The world has recovered somewhat from the Crash 2.0 of 2064. The new Wireless Matrix has replaced the old cyberspace. New corporate superpowers have arisen while others vanished.
  • Rowena O'Malley, donna of the Finnigan Family, kills Maurice "the Butcher" Bigio and becomes the first capa of the Seattle Mafia.[12]
  • Seattle governor's election: The three main candidates are Julius Strouthers, Josephine Dzhugashvili and Kenneth Brackhaven. [13][14]
  • The Emergence: Technomancers show up all around the world, and a new witch hunt is started by the media, corporations and the bureaucrats.[15]

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 97
  2. o33187922Emergence ?
  3. o33187922Emergence ?
  4. o60175187Augmentation ?
  5. o60175187Augmentation ?
  6. SOX ?
  7. o39478620Runner Havens ?
  8. o33187922Emergence ?
  9. o33187922Emergence ?
  10. Emergenz ? (German version only)
  11. München Noir ?
  12. o39478620Runner Havens ?
  13. o39478620Runner Havens ?
  14. o33187922Emergence ?
  15. o33187922Emergence ?