February:Sun Temple Agriculture seeds all available acreage in Tenochtitlan with its "cotton candy grass," engineered to absorb airborne pollutants and trap it in the soil as sulfur and ammonia. For the first time in seventy years, pollution levels in Tenochtitlan drop and the city is covered in a field of reddish gold.
February 12 GLOBAL: A new drug hits the streets around the world. Called tempo or flipside, it sparked an underworld war. Governments rushed legislation in an attempt to control the drug-related crime sprees fueled by the underworld unrest.
March 30: After a gunfight that leaves one officer and eight Ancients dead, Seattle police confiscate 45.8 tons of leäl from an Ancients safehouse in Tarislar.
September 11: The LA Bloodbath. Fourteen members of the Olaya and Andes Cartels and a security spider are killed at the Baltimore Towers in Los Angeles. The PCC DEA discovers a full-scale tempo lab in the South Tower.
ca. September 15:Interpol issues an Orange Alert concerning tempo. Intelligence suggests that it is coming from a single source in South America.
November 20 SOUTH AMERICA: Strikes lead by Interpol and affiliated agencies, with Corporate Court blessings and backed by Aztechnology military, hit drug cartel assets in several nations in South America, including Amazonia and the free cities of Bogotá and Caracas. In the attacks, the Olaya Cartel is all but destroyed, and Graciela Riveros’s—the mastermind behind the creation of tempo—laboratories and residences are destroyed. His body later discovered in a destroyed lab. After their decisive action against the cartels, Aztechnology’s global popularity soars. (It was later reported that it was a deception, Graciela Riveros is alive and working for Azechnology)