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The world as we know it today is called The Fifth World. What came before is described in The Fourth World (and covered by a separate game, Earthdawn). Shadowrun exists in The Sixth World, everything after The Awakening.

This Shadowrun timeline covers in-universe events from circa 1989 (when the game was first published) to the in-game current day.

1980-1989Edit

1980Edit


1984Edit


1986Edit


1987Edit

References

  1. o66078292Conspiracy Theories p. 126


Slouching toward Apocalypse (1990-1999)Edit

1990Edit


1991Edit


1992Edit


1993Edit


1994Edit


1995 Edit

1996Edit


1997Edit


1998Edit


1999 Seretech DecisionEdit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 8


Beginning of an Interesting Century (2000–2009)Edit

2000Edit

References

  1. o39818495Paranormal Animals of North America p. 40
  2. 2.0 2.1 o72548712Parazoology p. 10
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 9
  4. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 60


2001 Shiawase DecisionEdit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 10
  2. o39057206Corporate Shadowfiles p. 19
  3. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 81
  4. o84296706Germany Sourcebook p. 21
  5. o48834768Missions p. 52


2002Edit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 11
  2. 2.0 2.1 o82435997Native American Nations Volume One p. 73
  3. o79645619Corporate Download p. 32 - 34
  4. 4.0 4.1 o84296706Germany Sourcebook p. 21


2003Edit

  • March 24: BAE Systems and the Japan Aerospace Corporation introduce their joint development project: Ghost, a suborbital plane capable of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 76 minutes. Corporate orders generate a wait list several years long.[1]
  • May 13: Originally bred to detect water pollutants, GloFish are publicly marketed as aquarium pets.[1]
  • July 8: The USA government dissolves Washington, D.C.'s municipal government, assuming direct control.[1] [2]
  • November 19: The worst flash flood in recorded history hits Germany's North Sea coast, thousands dying during the flood itself as well as during the following few weeks from chemical poisoning. The German government orders nuclear power plants be shut down to prevent further catastrophe.[1][3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 12
  2. o19635559The Neo-Anarchist's Guide to North America p. 86
  3. o84296706Germany Sourcebook p. 22


2004Edit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 13
  2. o53561113Aztlan p. 36
  3. o84296706Germany Sourcebook p. 22
  4. o66933837London Sourcebook p. 124
  5. o03317300Target: Wastelands p. 21, 34


2005 New York CityEdit

  • Jaelle Lester establishes the Church of the Whole Earth, Inc.[1]
  • In the wake of the bribery scandal, a special election is called in Mexico. The PRI is swept from power and replaced with a FDN-PAN coalition.[2]
  • March 25: United States President Phillip Bester eliminates public funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Public Broadcasting System breaks up shortly thereafter and private broadcasters quickly consume its resources.[3]
  • May 13: Belarus invades Poland and the Ukraine, beginning the Border Wars.[4]
  • August 12: a 5.8 earthquake flattens Manhattan, killing more than two hundred thousand people.[5][6]
  • The United Nations moves to a provisional headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.[7]
  • September 2: President of the Republic of Korea Dae-Jung Rhee is assassinated. General Kyung Han Yoon, Commander of the Army, takes power and accuses the Democratic People's Republic of Korea of sponsoring the assassin. Japan supports Yoon's actions and the Second Korean War begins.[8]
  • September 19: The East Coast Stock Exchange moves to Boston.[9]

References

  1. Shadows of the Underworld pg. 10
  2. o53561113Aztlan pg. 36
  3. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 14
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Target: UCAS pg. 24
  7. o42265136Loose Alliances pg. 58
  8. o70096438Shadows of Asia pg. 184
  9. Ibid. 6


2006 Korean WarEdit

  • Russia moves to stabilize Belarus, sparking fear of Russian expansionism.[1]
  • April 10: Japan launches a series of solar collector satellites and beams the energy to Earth via microwave.[2]
  • May 12: Boeing's High Speed Civil Transport completes a successful test flight.[3][4]
  • July 27: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) announces the birth of a healthy Tasmanian tiger cloned from frozen DNA samples.[5][6]
  • October 17: A verdict is reached in the years-long court proceedings of Texas Instruments Corporation v. Miroyama Electric in favor of TI. The Japanese courts order Miroyama's assets turned over to TI, revitalizing that company. Miroyama's executives commit seppuku to spare their subordinates from dishonor.[7]
  • November 17: North Korea launches nuclear missiles toward Japan. The warheads fail to detonate. The attack prompts Japan to greater participation in the Second Korean War. Japan eventually refounds itself as the Japanese Imperial State, allowing it to maintain a military and begin a campaign of territorial expansion.[8]

References

  1. Shadows of Europe pg. 10
  2. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 15
  3. Ibid.
  4. The Neo-Anarchists' Guide to Real Life pg. 26
  5. Ibid. 2
  6. Target: Awakened Lands pgs. 18, 72
  7. Ibid. 2
  8. Ibid.


2007Edit

  • Newly privatized North Korean corporations merge to form Kwonsham Industries to avoid a buyout by South Korean or international megacorps.[1]
  • Spring: Ghana and the Ivory Coast begin the process of withdrawing from the United Nations.[2]
  • August 14: The Medellín, David, and Masaya drug cartels buy out a major resource development company in Villahermosa, Mexico and name it ORO Corporation after the heads of the cartels: Juan Ortega, Julio Ramos, and Diego Oriz.[3]
  • November 2: The United States Supreme Court declines a review of the federal government's decision to disband the municipal government of Washington, D.C. President Philip Bester's approval ratings begin to decline.[4]
  • William and Harry, the two Princes of the royal Windsor family of the United Kingdom, die in an airplane crash.

References

  1. o22118576Blood in the Boardroom pg. 76
  2. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 16
  3. o53561113Aztlan pg. 52
  4. Ibid. 2


2008Edit

  • The Harris-3M space station Wheelchair (formerly the Russian Mir) is struck by a meteoroid and suffers catastrophic decompression. NASA's Freedom remains the only manned space station in Earth orbit.[1]
  • March 4: The ORO Corporation announces the discovery of molybdenum deposits off the coast of Panama. The corporation had acquired a monopoly on molybdenum exploitation, extraction, and processing prior to the announcement.
  • June: Several Central American countries withdraw from international copyright treaties. The ORO Corporation positions itself at the head of the emerging technopiracy industry.
  • August 23: The German coalition government collapses as the strain of the ongoing series of ecological disasters take their toll. The government weakness translates to ongoing social instability and violence in the streets.
  • November 4: Jesse Garrety is elected as the 45th President of the United States. William Jarman is his Vice-President.
  • Aurélie de Paladines, future president of the French Republic, is born in France.

References

  1. o79645619Corporate Download pg. 18


2009Edit

  • March 4: The Cattenom nuclear power plant in France suffers total failure of both primary and secondary cooling systems (3:58 a.m.), followed by core meltdown (9:31 p.m.), core breach (10:05 p.m.) and eventually the explosion of power plant block 2 (10:08 p.m.). Official reports state that 37,241 people were killed immediately; the death toll will reach 135,728 by 2045. The contaminated areas are later declared the Saar-Lorraine-Luxembourg Special Administrative Zone (SOX).[1]
  • April 7: Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, is crowned King Charles III of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey.[2]
  • April 29: As the chaos following the Cattenom catastrophe spreads throughout Germany, the military declares all parliaments and governments dissolved. A military council lead by Bundeswehr general Horst Stöckter assumes power.
  • May 4: Bavarian resistance to martial law in Germany ends.
  • May 5: United Oil Industries receives the oil rights to one-quarter of the remaining national parks and one-tenth of the remaining Native American reservations in the United States.[3][4]
  • September 18: The Lone Eagle Incident. A SAIM commando force takes control of the Shiloh Launch Facility in northwest Montana. The raiders issue an ultimatum: return all the stolen land or they launch the Lone Eagle ICBMs.[5][6]
  • September 28: After a ten-day standoff, US Armed Forces retake the Shiloh Launch Facility, but not before SAIM launches a Lone Eagle toward Russia. Although the US President warns his Russian counterpart, the missile disappears over the Arctic Circle.[7][8]
  • October 19: In response to the Lone Eagle Incident, the Re-education and Relocation Act is passed in the United States, ordering all Natives with the remotest connection to SAIM to detention centers. In Canada, the Nepean Act is passed, legitimizing internment camps for First Nations while dismantling the Inuit territory of Nunavut.[9][10]

References

  1. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 22
  2. o66933837London Sourcebook pg. 16
  3. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 18
  4. o82435997Native American Nations Volume One pgs. 73-74
  5. Ibid. 3
  6. Ibid. 4
  7. Ibid. 3
  8. Ibid. 4
  9. Ibid. 3
  10. Ibid. 4


Rude Awakening (2010-2019)Edit

2010 VITAS 1Edit

  • Nunavut, the Inuit territory in northern Canada, is dissolved in accordance with the Nepean Act.
  • January 20: The US federal government seizes all Native American lands.
  • February 10: A new virus is discovered in India; symptoms of infection include severe allergic reactions that eventually kill by asphyxiation. The disease is called Kali's Harvest in India; the rest of the world will come to know it as Virally-Induced Toxic Allergy Syndrome (VITAS). 450 million people worldwide die from VITAS, including Pope John Paul III.
  • The Yakuza of Seattle is given official recognition as the Dungeness Crabs of the 87th Prefecture by the oyabun of the Watada-rengo in Chiba, Japan. This approval of and support for their activities allows the Seattle Yakuza to grow rapidly and expand its operations.
  • Keruba International achieves extraterritoriality and begins competing with BMW.
  • June 22: The French economy finally breaks under the strain of VITAS, ending the country's resistance to the new corporate culture.
  • September 16: Michel Beloit buys and restructures BMW, integrating it with Saeder Munitions and Krupp Manufacturing.
  • October 28: 10.5 million of the 14 million inhabitants of Madagascar have died from VITAS by this time.
  • October 31: Quebec secedes from Canada.
  • Maria Kapatelis, daughter of Greek shipping magnate Stavros Kapatelis, is kidnapped. Her father pays the ransom of ten million American dollars, but she is never returned; the only kidnapper the authorities could locate is killed in a firefight.


2011 The Year of ChaosEdit

The Year of Chaos

  • January 13: The first baby is born with the condition that will later be described as Unexplained Genetic Expression.
  • January: The Mexican government dissolves in the wake of VITAS outbreaks. Hundreds of thousands of refugees swarm the US border. [1]Sixth World Almanac claims April 7
  • England's Sizewell B nuclear power station suffers a critical meltdown. 7,800 people die within the first month and nearly 80,000 will die of various cancers over the next thirty years.[2]
  • A nuclear power plant in Dounreay, Scotland, suffers a meltdown, creating the Scottish Irradiated Zone.[3]
  • The Auvergne volcano in France erupts.
  • February: The IRA kills forty-four soldiers of the British Parachute Regiment in Coalisland.[4]
  • February 9: The Black Tide hits the North Sea coast, killing thousands and displacing millions in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Denmark and Norway. Half a million people eventually die from the Black Tide's effects.[5]
  • February 20: The first mana storm sweeps across the Australian Outback.
  • March: The IRA kills thirty-one soldiers of the British Parachute Regiment in Ulster.[6]
  • March 14: Newsweek magazine is the first media outlet that describes UGE babies as "elves" and "dwarfs."
  • April 14: The IRA destroys the British SAS base in Belfast, killing thirteen operators and eleven Protestant paramilitaries.[7]
  • May: Beginning now and for the next three years, numerous UGE children disappear, are given up for adoption, or simply abandoned.
  • July: Operation Discovery, a clandestine eight-man mission to Mars, makes planetfall and begins its survey.[8]
  • August 15: The Indonesian government collapses following VITAS and several volcanic eruptions.
  • November 18: A tribe of yeti is conclusively identified in Nepal.
  • December 24: The Awakening.
    • The great eastern dragon Ryumyo appears on Mount Fuji.
    • Under the cover of a fierce storm, Daniel Coleman leads a walk-out of the Abilene detainment camp. Guards attempt to stop him, but their bullets bounce off a glowing field. Coleman leads his people into the storm, leaving no trace.
    • The main cabin of the primary Operation Discovery module suffers a catastrophic malfunction and crashes on Mars, killing five of the eight astronauts. The survivors begin the return to Earth in the command capsule.[8]
    • 00:00:01 - Saeletra makes its one and only appearance.[9]
  • December 26: Ley lines and standing stones re-emerge all over Britain. The Great Welsh Dragon Celedyr is sighted over Caerleon.[10]

References

  1. o12707240Shadowrun 20th Anniversary p. 25
  2. o66933837London Sourcebook p. 17
  3. Ibid.
  4. o89952224Tír na nÓg pg. 29
  5. o30783549Shadows of Europe pg. 10
  6. o89952224Tír na nÓg pg. 29
  7. o89952224Tír na nÓg pg. 30
  8. 8.0 8.1 o48834768Missions p. 52
  9. o26531536Denver: The City of Shadows ?
  10. o66933837London Sourcebook p. 18


2012 The Big DEdit


2013Edit

  • In Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., the Denver Union Stockyards are purchased by Denver Foodstuffs Inc. (DFI) and turned into one of the Southwest's largest sources of algae for food purposes.[1]
  • January 1: Naga appear near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Cambodian peasants begin to worship them as rulers of rivers and rain.
  • April 2: The Inter-Corporate Council fails to stop the violence between Keruba International and ORO.
  • May 23: The IRA attacks Aldershot, the home of the British Army.
  • June 15: The Combat Biking League is founded in Baton Rouge, CAS.
  • August 12: Xinjiang province secedes from China and names itself Uighurstan.
  • September 13: In Vatican City, Pope John Paul IV dies in his sleep. He is replaced by a moderate Brazilian cardinal who takes the name John XXV. Despite this change in power, several Irish Catholic bishops who had refused to accept John Paul IV's denouncement of metahumans break from the Catholic Church and instead go to the Church of Ireland, a small splinter church. (Tír na nÓg)
  • November: The wall around the Saar-Lorraine-Luxembourg Special Administrative Zone is finished.
  • The Trojan-Satsop nuclear power plant in Redmond, Washington, USA suffers a partial meltdown, releasing radioactive contamination into Beaver Lake and the surrounding areas.[2][3]

References

  1. o26531536Denver: The City of Shadows ?
  2. o03045067New Seattle p.65
  3. o87427754Seattle 2072 p.114


2014 Native American NationsEdit


2015 AztlanEdit

  • Schism splits the Irish Republican Army (IRA) into two factions: the Provisional IRA (led by elven spike baby Liam O'Connor) and the Official IRA. The Provisional IRA is incorporated into the state security apparatus, where it counters Protestant paramilitaries. It would grow into the core of the Tír Republican Corps (TRC).
  • In Puerto Rico, Natural Vat Food Technologies is established. The corporation quickly makes a name for itself by growing fungus in the now-overflooded sugarcane fields in the Caribbean. The fungus is converted into a synthetic food called mycoprotein. This new product quickly makes Puerto Rico the richest island in the Caribbean.[1]
  • March 18: Hong Kong secedes from mainland China and proclaims independence. The British government uses its influence to protect Hong Kong, but is duped by megacorporations and loses face over the incident.
  • April: Anarchists take control of Berlin. Walls are raised and troops posted to contain the anarchy.
  • May 5: Francisco Pavón of the Azatlán party is elected president of Mexico. He renames the country Aztlan. The ORO Corporation was heavily involved in the Matrix-based voting process.
  • May 15: The Magic Hat opens in Minneapolis. It is the first private organization for practicing magicians.
  • May 18: Belgium dissolves when Wallonia splits from Flanders.
  • August 6: Thunder Tyee leads Salish warriors to capture a US submarine base near Bangor.
  • October 4: Thunder Tyee's warriors capture Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

References

  1. o98082743Cyberpirates! p.52


2016 The First Nations WarEdit


2017 The Great Ghost DanceEdit


2018 Treaty of DenverEdit


2019Edit


Brave New World (2020-2029)Edit

2020Edit


2021 GoblinizationEdit

  • April 30: Without warning, ten percent of the world's population suddenly mutates. The process then occurs in in utero children. The media calls this transformation "Goblinization."[1]
    • The government of the United Kingdom announces the death of King George VII, who is rumored to have been killed after Goblinizing.
    • The government of Quebec extends full rights to all Goblinized francophone citizens.
    • The government of the Czech Republic offers its full assistance to all Goblinized citizens.
  • May 4: President Joaquim Delmonte of the Dominican Republic announces that his country will accept any Goblinized immigrants after he transforms into an ork.[2]
  • May 14: Swiss officials declare Goblinization the result of an unidentified disease and orders the quarantine of all affected.[3]
  • May 25: In response to the German government rounding up orks and trolls, the Mutant Rights Congress is founded in Cologne and its members threaten civil unrest.[4]
  • May 28: The Japanese Imperial State annexes Yomi Island, Philippines and deports its metahuman population there.[5]
  • June 9: Seattle governor Lindstrom orders the Metroplex Guard to round up the Goblinized and place them in the camps that once held Native Americans.[6]
  • August 3: Time Magazine publishes an article written by McBean describing the effect that Goblinization had on his childhood friend. McBean later expands the content of the article into a novel titled Looking for Gonzo, following the experiences of Jerry "Gonzo" Petersen after becoming a troll.[7]
  • August 23: Texas governor Melissa Santiago-Ortega strong-arms the Welfare Board into giving funds to provide adequate shelter and sanitary facilities for the state's metahuman detention centers.[8]

References

  1. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 34
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. o40000561Prime Runners pg. 46, o34954845Sixth World Almanac pgs. 34-35
  8. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 34


2022 VITAS 2Edit

  • January 30: Switzerland passes the Metahuman Segregation Law (MSL), stripping metahumans of their civil rights and citizenship.
  • Spring: Race riots occur around the world.
  • Los Angeles is rocked by gang warfare, eventually suppressed by National Guardsmen. The city's worst slums are walled off, soon renamed "El Infierno" by local residents.
  • March 25: An assassin with ties to anti-metahuman groups kills Dunkelzahn's interpreter John Timmons in the Great Dragon's presence. Dunkelzahn immediately obliterates the assassin.
  • April 18: Opposed to the MSL, several Swiss-French cantons secede from Switzerland to form the Confederatión Suisse Francophone.
  • April 26: Construction begins on the Aztechnology Pyramid in Seattle.
  • May 5: The ORO Corporation renames itself Aztechnology as part of a massive image rebranding that coincides the adoption of Aztec symbolism and culture within Aztlan.
  • August 18: The Great Dragon Schwartzkopf begins lecturing at the University of Prague after the school adds arcane studies to its curriculum.
  • August 19: The Johns Hopkins Institute of Health is revealed to have been performing unethical experiments on metahumans. The US government pulls federal funding from the institute, which continues as an independent for-profit corporation.
  • September 15: The Federal Communications Commission is disbanded and the Internetwork Transmission Control Council (ITCC) succeeds it as "a self-regulating oversight body for the responsible management of the communications industry." This comes to include the networks that made up the Internet as well as the content. (mat.13)
  • Autumn: VITAS 2 claims another 10 percent of the world population.
  • October: The German federal government relocates from Berlin to Hannover.
  • October 15: Cuba, Jamaica, Grenada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands join together to form the Caribbean League.
  • October 24: The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand form the Australia and New Zealand Allied Confederation (ANZAC).
  • November 19: The electronic news magazine Data coins the term "Awakened."
  • Several German mages form the Doctor Faustus Society to campaign for scientific recognition of hermetic magic.


2023 Metahuman rightsEdit

  • Humanis Policlub is founded.
  • The United States Supreme Court grants equal rights to metahumans.
  • Riots over hoarded VITAS 2 serum level the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts.
  • In Fatima, Portugal, during a visit by Pope John XXV, an apparition of the Virgin Mary appears before thousands of witnesses. This event reinforces the Pope's declaration against metahumans and further pushes the Portuguese Catholic community into a conservative mindset. (Shadows of Europe)
  • The ICC moves to the Freedom space habitat, renames itself the Corporate Court, and grants itself authority over all extraterritorial corporations.
  • Kenneth Brackhaven goblinizes into an ork. His father Charles has him murdered and brainwashes and surgically alters a SINless orphan into believing he's Kenneth. Officially, Kenneth's goblinization went into remission.[1]
  • Neuro-interface software engineer Moira Thornton invents the synthlink.[2]
  • June 21st a strange, mystical Mist suddenly appears in Brittany, France and expand up to covering most of the region for the next five years.[3]

References

  1. o46951772Super Tuesday! pgs. 78, 86
  2. o60859285Attitude pg. 58
  3. o30783549Shadows of Europe, 91-92, 226


2024 First commercial simsenseEdit

  • Simsense is commercially implemented for the first time.
  • After a prolonged succession dispute, George Edward Richard Windsor-Hanover becomes King George VIII in England.
  • Pope John XXV issues the Imago Dei encyclical: Metahumans have souls and are capable of salvation. Magical abilities are not inherently evil. Spirits are manifestations of nature (gray area).
  • The USA presidential election is held across the Internet for the first time, using the experimental electronic voting system. William Jarman is reelected President of the United States. This is possible because the recently passed 29th Amendment allows more than two terms.
  • Theobald Sarentin appears, agitating for a separate Elvish state with Germany.
  • The 33rd Olympic Summer Games take place in Munich.[1]

References

  1. o84296706Germany Sourcebook, pg. 82


2025 Lone Star SeattleEdit


2026 NERPS!Edit


2027 Fusion powerEdit

2028 LA EarthquakeEdit


2029 Crash of 29Edit


A New World Order (2030-2039)Edit

2030 UCASEdit


2031 Euro-WarEdit


2032 Eurowar IEdit

References

  1. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 50
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. o67992490Shadowbeat pg. 7, o60859285Attitude pgs. 45-47
  5. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 50
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. o67992490Shadowbeat pg. 59
  9. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 50


2033 Nanosecond BuyoutEdit


2034 Amazonia, CAS, Tír na nÓgEdit


2035 Tir TairngireEdit


2036 California Free StateEdit


2037 Denver Data HavenEdit


2038Edit


2039 Night of RageEdit

References

  1. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 57
  2. o44216104Bug City pg. 108, o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 57
  3. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 57
  4. o66933837London Sourcebook pg. 20
  5. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 57
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid., o66933837London Sourcebook pg. 20
  8. o66078292Conspiracy Theories pg. 93
  9. Ibid.
  10. Ibid.
  11. Ibid., o70096438Shadows of Asia p.35
  12. o44216104Bug City p.96

Corporate Mess (2040-2049)Edit

2040 AzaniaEdit

References

  1. o28911980The Universal Brotherhood A Web of Deceit Chapter One
  2. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 58
  3. Ibid., Shadows of Asia pg. 94
  4. Ibid. 2
  5. o35702881Shadowrun Third Edition pg. 29; o34954845Sixth World Almanac puts the year as 2039.
  6. Ibid. pg. 31
  7. Shadows of Asia pg. 184
  8. Ibid. 2
  9. Ibid.
  10. Ibid.
  11. Ibid.


2041 Flight 329Edit


2042 Wyrm TalkEdit


2043 Seoulpa RingsEdit

References

  1. o28911980The Universal Brotherhood A Web of Deceit Chapter One
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 61
  3. o70096438Shadows of Asia p. 94, 119


2044 The OyabunEdit

  • Hanzo Shotozumi is appointed the oyabun of the 87th Prefecture in Seattle. He re-institutes and enforces traditional yakuza ways and values, and begins an aggressive campaign to expand yakuza operations in the Pacific Northwest.
  • May: The South German League collapses after corporations withdraw their support. A constitutional council is established to reorganize Germany.
  • War between Taiwan and the Canton Confederation leads to streams of refugees pouring into Hong Kong.
  • The Olympic Games are held for the first time since 2032. Multinational teams backed by corporate interests are allowed to compete.
  • November: Carl Preston is reelected President of the UCAS.


2045 German Alliance foundedEdit

References

  1. o28911980The Universal Brotherhood
  2. o98649350Mercurial pp.7-8


2046 The Lost ElectionEdit


2047Edit


2048 Operation ReciprocityEdit

References

  1. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 66
  2. Ibid.
  3. Target: Wastelands pg. 77
  4. Ibid. 1
  5. o53561113Aztlan pgs. 43-47
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid. 5 pg. 41
  8. o60859285Attitude pg. 47
  9. Ibid.
  10. o72003334On the Run pg. 31
  11. Mercurial pg. 8
  12. Ibid. 1
  13. Ibid. 8 pg. 53
  14. Ibid. 1
  15. Ibid. 11
  16. Ibid. 1
  17. Ibid.
  18. Ibid.
  19. Ibid.
  20. Queen Euphoria pg. 67
  21. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.115
  22. Ibid. 1


2049 Semi-Autonomous KnowbotEdit


Welcome To Our World (2050-2059)Edit

2050 Shadowrun SNESEdit

References

  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.


2051Edit

References

  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.


2052 Technology curveEdit

References

  1. o9865633210 Mercs p.15


2053 A new Great DragonEdit

References

  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


2054 AtlantisEdit

  • 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]

References

  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


2055 Universal BrotherhoodEdit

  • 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]

References

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


2056 Bug CityEdit

References

  1. o60859285Attitude p. 98


2057 Year of the DragonEdit


2058 Year of the MobEdit

  • 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.


2059 Year of the CorpEdit


A New Spin and the Wireless World (2060-2069)Edit

2060 Year of the AIEdit

References

  1. o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 83
  2. Renraku Arcology: Shutdown pg. 49
  3. Ibid. pg. 51
  4. Ibid. pgs. 27-31, Ibid. 1
  5. Ibid. 1
  6. Psychotrope
  7. Ibid. 1
  8. Ibid.
  9. Ibid.
  10. o42265136Loose Alliances pg. 128, Crossroads
  11. Ibid. 1
  12. Ibid.
  13. Ibid.
  14. Ibid.
  15. Ibid.
  16. Ibid.
  17. Ibid.


2061 Year of the CometEdit

  • January 1: The United Nations declares 2061 the "Year of the Comet." Corporations rush to design and launch probes (and sabotage each others' progress) to reach and study Halley's Comet.
  • January 2: Voice of Ogoun Justin Rochefort is assassinated en route to Washington to collect his reward from Dunkelzahn's Will. Marcus Cross is appointed interim Voice.
  • February: A car bomb explodes outside the Aztechnology building in Calgary, trapping over two thousand people in the rubble. Civil Chief Bobby Bear and War Chief Carl Hillborn are among the dead. Aztechnology blames "elven eco-terrorists" and new War Chief Adam Doxtator orders a crackdown on eco-activists.
  • March 19: A power outage strikes Seattle. It takes forty-eight hours before service is initially restored and brownouts plague the metroplex for weeks afterward.
  • March 21: The Corporate Court founds the Grid Overwatch Division as a cross-jurisdictional Matrix law enforcement division.
  • May 7: Tibetan monks transport Inazo Aneki to the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone to transfer him back to Renraku Computer Systems custody. Shadowrunners working for Overwatch abduct Aneki and eventually bring him into the Renraku Arcology to confront and shut down Deus.
  • May 13: Renraku Computer Systems announces that they have resolved the Renraku Arcology crisis, although hostile drones still control most of the arcology. Sherman Huang, Cham La Won, and Vanessa Cliber are credited with leading the resolution.
  • May 29: Damien Knight apologizes for Ares Macrotechnology's "accidental" destruction of Saeder-Krupp's Duccio probe.
  • June: Renraku Computer Systems announces the death of its CEO, Inazo Aneki.
  • June 11: Shibata Construction and Engineering's Kepler probe is severely damaged before launch at Aztechnology's Spindle space station.
  • June 18: The Cataclyst terrorist cell highjacks the semiballistic craft carrying the Shiawase Corporation's Brahe probe, which explodes during its ascent, destroying the probe and killing all on board.
  • June 20: At dawn, Stonehenge restores itself to its original condition. The ley line beneath draws strength from the power site.
  • July 12: A meteor strikes Ares Macrotechnology's Gigas probe, severely damaging it and knocking it off course.
  • July 21: King Berthold I of the Black Forest Troll Kingdom disappears. Chancellor Hugo von Hasslach is appointed regent.
  • July 28: Halley's Comet reaches perihelion.
  • August 11: Novatech's Whipple probe performs an erroneous attitude burn, taking it off course.
  • August 14: New Orleans police still have no suspects in a brutal multiple homicide of eleven adults and two children.
  • August 15: The Aleph Society declares that it can restore the magical abilities of burned-out Awakened.
  • ca. August 20: Over twenty citizens of Vladivostok, believed to be members of the outlawed Bridging the Void cult, go missing.
  • August 30: Yamatetsu loses contact with its Gagarin probe moments before it makes contact with Halley's Comet.
  • September 1: Portland authorities discover six freshly severed metahuman tongues drilled into signposts around a small city park. Police cordon off the area.
  • September 4: Badr al Din Ibn Eisa, leader of the Islamic Unity Movement, is assassinated in front of the Ka'bah in Mecca.
  • September 5: At 0400, Dunkelzahn's Rift begins to pulse. Halley's Comet becomes visible to the naked eye. The Church of the Undying Light establishes an outreach center in the Puyallup Barrens. A one-kilometer area of astral space around Wuxing's Skytower on Aberdeen Island, Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone, becomes visible to normal senses.
  • September 6: The first case of SURGE is reported in the media.
  • September 9: Five days after his death, Badr al Din Ibn Eisa walks out of his mausoleum and makes a brief statement where he declares a New Islamic Jihad.
  • September 10: SURGE cases become widespread.
  • September 12: Nationale Aktion releases an airborne strain of VITAS-1 into the Olympiapark Stadium in Munich, killing nearly ten thousand homeless metahumans and aid workers.
  • September 13: At 0300, Governor Lindstrom of Seattle declares a state of emergency as violence erupts against changelings in the metroplex.
  • September 15: One of the Ork Rights Committee's leaders, pacifist Rohit Talwar, is killed defending a changeling from a human street gang. At 1500, Dunkelzahn's Rift begins to pulse again and three unknown spirits are observed escaping the rift.
  • September 23: Lone Star announces that they have evidence linking six mass murders around the world to the Bridging the Void cult. Hundreds of Indian saddhus bathing in the Ganges River are transformed.
  • October 2: A Humanis Policlub demonstration near Dunkelzahn's Rift turns into a riot. Spirits summoned by the security force refuse to assist, instead hovering around the rift until the riot is pacified.
  • October 13: More of the unidentified spirits break out of Dunkelzahn's Rift, rushing through the gathered crowd and killing eleven civilians in the ensuing riot. The rift cordon is extended by fifty meters.
  • October 17: Novatech announces the start of construction on the Olympia lunar base.
  • October 27: A series of earthquakes strikes along the Pacific Ring of Fire. At approximately 0537 GMT, the Unzen Volcano erupts, burying Shimabara under volcanic ash, mud, and lava. The Emperor and his family are among the thousands of casualties. The Imperial government declares a state of emergency and issues orders for Imperial Marines abroad to return home to assist in the recovery efforts.
  • October 31/November 1: More spirit activity is observed around Dunkelzahn's Rift, coinciding with Halloween festivities. At 0022 November 1, a wujen mage delivers a warning to the Rift security force from his ancestor spirits: the "dead" are returning.
  • November: This month's issue of Neoscientist includes an article indicating that SURGE is not restricted to metahumanity. The Hudson Bay Incident: KSAF captures trideo of Aztechnology Corporate Security and the Algonkian-Manitou Council military attacking a drydocked houseboat on Hudson Bay. A dozen prominent Manitou leaders and five well-known anti-Aztechnology activists are among the dead.
  • November 4: Colonel Keiji Saito refuses to return to the Home Islands. He and two divisions of AWOL Japanese Imperial Marines occupy San Francisco and Saito declares himself Protectorate General.
  • November 10: The Auvergne volcanoes in France erupt on the astral plane. Thirteen individuals die from damage to their astral forms as magma floods the astral space, but there is no effect on the material plane.
  • November 22: Protectorate General Keiji Saito's occupation force has captured McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Beale AFB in Marysville, and Travis AFB in Fairfield by this time.
  • November 27: A Dunkelzahn Institute of Magical Research team identifies a recently-discovered vein of metal in Azania as orichalcum. The news sparks an orichalcum rush among the megacorporations.
  • December 2: An 8.5 earthquake rocks Los Angeles. Over ten thousand people die in the collapse of buildings and the ensuing fires and violence.
  • December 8: The Pueblo Corporate Council enters Los Angeles in response to requests for aid.
  • December 17: Spirits of unknown origin erupt from the central stupa at the Borobodur temple complex in Java. The Javanese military and Astral Space Preservation Society work together to catalog and recapture as many spirits as they can.
  • December 24: A massive draconic astral form tears itself from Dunkelzahn's Rift, dragging countless spirits with it into the material world. It consumes the astral projection of an Army mage before flying west.
  • December 25: The UCAS Department of Health and Metahuman Services establishes definitive proof of the existence of shedim. The astral dragon that exited Dunkelzahn's Rift is seen in Denver, having regained its physical body. It destroys the Aztlan teocalli and damages the Aztechnology Building. It briefly engages the CAS border security before breaking off.
  • December 28: The dragon now dubbed "Ghostwalker" by the the media returns to Denver and burns out a residential building in the UCAS sector, killing six including Glennis Shand, leader of the Unity policlub. Ghostwalker targets other high-profile buildings, including the Council Hall in the Aztlan sector.


2062 After the CometEdit

References

  1. o38715534Shadows of North America p.102 "Québec Timeline"
  2. o38715534Shadows of North America p.142 "Tir Tairngire Timeline"
  3. Tails You Lose


2063Edit


2064 Matrix Crash 2.0Edit


ReferencesEdit

  1. o33031982Vice p.75

2065Edit

References


2066Edit

References

  1. o39478620Runner Havens p. 62
  2. SOX p. 155
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 92


2067Edit


2068Edit


2069Edit

  • Early 2069: A pair of major earthquakes from the San Andreas and San Pedro Shelf fault lines cause widespread destruction never seen before in California. Parts of Southern California and the Central Valley fall below sea level, and Los Angeles and other coastal cities are cut off from the mainland, effectively becoming islands.
  • Gen. Keiji Saito is removed from California.
  • Riots rock Munich as news spreads about a doctor at Martinsried University Hospital performing involuntary sterilizations on metahuman women.
  • January 21: Gen. Angela Colloton is inaugurated as the President of the UCAS.


Emergence and Present Day (2070-)Edit

2070 A Brave New Wireless WorldEdit

CommentsEdit

References

  1. o39478620Runner Havens ?
  2. o39478620Runner Havens ?
  3. o33187922Emergence ?
  4. o33187922Emergence ?
  5. o33187922Emergence ?
  6. o60175187Augmentation ?
  7. o60175187Augmentation ?
  8. SOX ?
  9. o33187922Emergence ?
  10. Emergenz ? (German version only)
  11. o33187922Emergence ?
  12. München Noir ?


2071Edit

  • Everett Naval Shipyards hosts joint war games with the CAS Navy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • April 1: Neo-Tokyo police seize fifty kilograms of tempo being smuggled into the metroplex.
  • May 18: Lone Star announces that they will recruit Seattle Metroplex Guard to bolster its Fast Response Division in light of increased gang violence in the Seattle Sprawl.
  • May 28: The seventh victim of Seattle's "Fahrenheit Killer" is found in as many weeks.
  • June 8: A battle between the First Nations and the Ragers on the Seattle docks kills six gang members and four civilians, including shadowrunner Maria "Fatima" Jones. The fight is believed to have been over control of tempo distribution.
  • June 14: The Kowloon Massacre. Rival gangs open fire on each other for control of the drug trade in Kowloon. Over five thousand people die in the violence.
  • July 16: Seattle Governor Kenneth Brackhaven announces a crackdown on tempo-related gang violence.
  • August 7: Employees of six pharmacies in the Northrhine-Ruhr Metroplex are accused of drug trafficking when authorities find twelve kilograms of raw tempo.
  • September 4: A tempo addict kills New York City artist William Ferguson for his stash of the drug and burns his apartment.
  • 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.
  • October 15: The Sovereign Tribal Council announces that it will not ban tempo in its jurisdictions.
  • November 10: The bloodiest weekend in Caracas's history sees 324 people dead. Amazonia denies Aztlan's accusations that they are sheltering and supporting the creators of tempo.
  • November 14: Hong Kong SWAT raids a warehouse containing over 150,000 doses of tempo controlled by the Black Chrysanthemum Triads.
  • November 26: Seattle doctors find preliminary links between tempo use and congenital birth defects.
  • December 2: Empress Hitomi gives birth to the Crown Prince of Japan, Asaka Nashihito. This day is marked as a national holiday.


2072Edit

  • January 1: Pueblo Corporate Council conditional shares owned by former Ute Nation citizens mature and become residential shares. A large voting block immediately puts forward a motion to reinstate Aztechnology's business license in the PCC.
  • February 5: The 2072 Winter Olympics begin in Denver. Aztlan's athletes are barred from competing or even entering the city.
  • March 15: The Seattle government does not renew Lone Star's contract, citing its poor handling of the tempo crisis. The city negotiates a new contract with Knight Errant.
  • May 9: Ares Macrotechnology unveils new nanotechnology designed for space travel applications.
  • May 10: The United Nations Security Council overturns the Sapient Non-Metahuman Rights Accord, prompting vehement protests from Awakened nations.
  • June 1: The Pueblo Corporate Council board of directors defers the Aztechnology vote at the shareholders' meeting, drawing widespread protests and calls from Ute territory for a vote of no confidence.
  • November 8: Angela Colloton is reelected President of the UCAS. Ramsay McMalkin wins the CAS presidential election.
  • November 10: The Corporate Court publicly announces that construction is underway on a space elevator, scheduled for activation by 2074 with a space-side habitat ready for general occupation by 2076. The Court receives a petition to decommission the Mt. Kilimanjaro mass driver upon completion of the space elevator.
  • November 13: Aztlan declares war on Amazonia after capturing a black ops team inside one of their secret weapons development facilities.
  • December 3: FastJack contracts a team led by Riser to get him into the network of a NeoNET facility outside Albuquerque, PCC. While FastJack is investigating the facility's purpose, something infects both him and Riser; they begin to exhibit symptoms of dissociative identity disorder, which FastJack also notices in Plan 9. The infection identifies itself to FastJack as the "Self-Educating Autonomous Reasoning Combat Hacking" program.
  • December 28: Mercenaries bomb the Nicaragua Canal, closing it to shipping. Aztechnology claims that it will have the damaged repaired and the canal reopened in two weeks, but they fail to meet the deadline.


2073Edit

References

  1. o77009313Storm Front p.44


2074Edit

  • Sioux Nation sends in a Wildcats team together with 24 more troops to stop the Shedim infesting Flatwillow, an abandoned town previously occupied by a group of gangers. By the time the assault ends, Flatwillow is burning and the Wildcats manage to push the Shedim back into a nearby mine, only for them to escape soon after and eventually take over the town (still occupied to this day)
  • January: Knight Errant releases a report identifying the "Mealtime Killer" as Teresa Castillo from Galveston, Texas, who claimed responsibility for 23 deaths over 7 months.
  • January 15: Marcus Killinger kills (again) in Washington, FDC. A Troll joins him as a second 'We are Free' killer.
  • February 13: Last known sighting of Shapeshifter and Toxic Shaman 'Artaxias' in the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone.
  • March: At Zebulon's behest, Ghostwalker outlaws spirit summoning in Denver.
  • March 3 - 9: Yamatetsu Nautical Technologies suffers 5 aircraft falling apart while mid-flight throughout the week.
  • April: On the 1-year anniversary of the 'Mealtime Killer's' first reported victim, copycat killings take place in 5 continents.
  • April 20: The CAS Marine Corps issues an arrest warrant for Colonel Pura Severn, a suspected Insect Shaman. Severn and 12 fellow soldiers (suspected to be invested with insect spirits) flee before Military Police can arrest her.
  • June 4 - 8: Amazonian aircraft experience a 5-day streak of spontaneous structural failures while mid-flight.
  • June 22: Minuteman Security officer Tyler Lane, in charge of investigating Marcus Killinger, becomes a suspect in another 'We are Free' killing and disappears.
  • July 1: The Second Treaty of Denver expires.
  • July 18: 'We are Free' killing take place in multiple cities all on the same day.
  • July 28: Buildings constructed by Central Industrial in Bogotá spontaneously collapse.
  • August: Shadowrunner teams have destroyed ~24 dragon eggs by this time.
    • Contact with Gagarin Base on Mars is restored after 130 days of radio silence.
  • August 8: Evo Marine Brack Onijigo leads a unit to board the ENF - Akula Krov and then opens fire on two other ships from the same group during a training exercise in the South Pacific. All 3 ships are damaged beyond repair (a clandestine Thor shot sinks the Akula Krov at 2130 hours) and 219 crewmen are lost at sea. From messages to his wife, Onijigo exhibits lack of awareness regarding his activities.
  • August 11: During a Desert Wars battle between the Ares Delta Dogs and the Mojave Rattlers, the latter's Cavalier Arms equipment spontaneously fails.
  • August 18: Hurricane Donald and Sirrurg both land in Borinquen (Puerto Rico) and destroy the NatVat facility, as well as devastating most of the island.
  • August 20: Aztlan's corn crop withers and dies. Within two days, areas that hadn't been rained on by Hurricane Donald also see their corn die, and the infection spreads both north and south. It is referred to as: "Atlacoya blight". Inside of a week, Aztlan see much of it's agricultural strength evaporate.[1]
  • September 1: Ghostwalker has Perianwyr arrested for "illegal bondage of sapient beings" (spirit summoning) and "treason."
  • September 5: Nicholas Aurelius throws himself from his Gulfstream while en route to Detroit. The shadows believe that he did so in response to pursuing wasp spirits.
  • September 7: The Weekday Eclipse club in downtown Denver is firebombed the day before a scheduled benefit concert for Perianwyr. The Zone Defense Force investigators blame faulty wiring.
  • September 12: The DA Murders: Seattle Five members of the Seattle District Attorneys Office, along with at least ten of their family members, are assassinated in their homes. The deaths include District Attorney David Beatty and his wife. ADA Dana Oaks is also initially listed as a sixth member of the DA's office among the dead. Less publicized but part of the same event is the Assassinations of Helen Shaard and the entire Project Freedom staff.[2]
  • September 19: Shadowrunner teams employed by Alamais burn swathes of the Mount Shasta forest and kill any shamans and Northern Crescent gypsies they encounter. Hestaby ends the carnage within minutes of her intervention. Lone Star investigators discover forensic evidence of the use of Surtr.
  • September 20: Numerous member of the Godz go-gang, including leaders Rex Paquette and Apollo, are found dead and mutilated along I-70 in the PCC sector of Denver. The Fronts go-gang absorbs the Aurora Angels hacker gang, becoming the largest go-gang in the city sector.
  • October: Roland's Sword and the Sons of Siegfried claim responsibility for sabotaging Heavy Metal, Iraq Oil, and Saurer-Rieter, all subsidiaries of Saeder-Krupp.
  • October 2: The Zombies thrill gang attacks Zone Defense Force vehicles and checkpoints. The attacks leave significant collateral damage and civilian casualties. The gang has powerful technological and magical support to keep the ZDF from tracking them down during the terror spree.
  • October 3: Operation: Marauder: The Aztlan government, following a plan to engage and destroy the Great Dragon Sirrurg, located his base of operation near Roswell after months of searching by Ground Task Force One. The Great Dragon was not present at the time so an alternate plan moved forward, destroying the lair in an attempt to draw Sirrurg into a trap.
    • 1350 Zulu: Operation: Marauder: Aztlan Special Forces assault Sirrurg's "mini-hoard" outside Roswell.
    • 1406: Ground Task Force-One engages with a heavy security presence including dracoforms, drakes, spirits, and at least two adult dragons. After all resistance is pacified and the dead and wounded are removed, GTF-1 demolishes the structure.
    • apx. 1500: Aztechnology's subverted spy satellites locate Sirrurg racing up the Pacific coast toward GTF-1's location. Air Task Force-Two is scrambled to intercept with ATF-3 reinforcing and ATF-1 on standby. Sirrurg rips through the ATF-2's first wave, although the drones manage to score several direct hits. The AZT forces are believed to have deployed a top-secret weapon codenamed Blue-227, tailored specifically to fight Sirrurg. A shot from the Chupacabra's railgun hits Sirrurg's left shoulder, forcing him down approximately thirty miles north of Acapulco. Overwhelming ground forces move into engage Sirrurg.
    • Sirrurg attempts a magical ritual to end the battle. The ritual releases a half-kilometer-wide energy discharge that blinds everyone looking directly at it and then collapses, killing everyone caught inside. Sirrurg falls to the ground but before Aztlan forces can approach him, a storm rises, briefly obscuring the site before blowing out and revealing that Sirrurg's body has vanished.
    • The Aztlan military begins Operation: Huntress. The Battle of Bogotá begins as Aztlan surrounds and invades Bogotá.
  • October 7: A dual-natured bomb rips open the Wonderland club in Denver; Lucinda Gray Arrow and the free spirit Alyss are among the dead. Alamos 20,000 takes credit for the attack.
  • October 10: The Dragon's Lair, Ghostwalker's private node in the Denver Data Haven, is cracked. Ghostwalker sends the Zone Defense Force to the Data Haven's physical location and arrests everyone still on site. Nexus second-in-command Silvery K surrenders herself into ZDF custody.
  • October 13: The Aztlan military effectively cuts off Bogotá from the outside world. Rules of engagement are to shoot on sight any craft trying to leave or enter the city. In Denver, the Zombies, Aurora Angels, and the Kirlov Vory massacre the Yamato Yakuza clan.
  • October 15: The Aztlan military establishes a fifty-kilometer no-fly zone around Bogotá. Amazonia and other countries protest Aztlan's siege of the city before the United Nations. Anti-dragon forces attack a Transys Neuronet lab in Edinburgh where Celedyr is working. The Great Dragon shifts into his draconic form to protect his co-workers, causing significant collateral damage; the Order of Saint George claims responsibility for the attack. Denver's GridGuide network falls to a complex, evolving computer virus, introduced to the system by agents working for Puck and the Jester's Army.
  • October 17: Agents hired by Alamais assassinate Ludmilla Reanka in North Cara'Sir.
  • October 18-28: The Amazonian military attempts to lift the siege of Bogotá with assistance from MET2000, Black Star, and Combat, Inc. The offensive turns into a brutal citywide melee.
  • October 19: In her last message to JackPoint, Black Mamba warns the shadow community that exposure to Blue-227 can cause "blood fury" in metahumanity. Mamba is believed killed in action. Denver erupts in civil war; Ghostwalker responds by declaring martial law, curfews, and severing the city from the international Matrix.
  • October 26: Shadowrunners steal nearly one thousand counterfeit commlinks from Knight Errant's 14th Precinct evidence lockers in Seattle.
  • October 28: At 1634 local, a United Nations Peacekeeping Force arrives in Cali, Aztlan, with orders to render aid as needed and end hostilities by force if necessary. All hostilities mysteriously cease upon the UNPF's arrival. The Great Dragon Hualpa offers terms of cease-fire to Aztlan, which are accepted.
  • October 29: Aztlan President Enrico Silva and Hualpa sign the cease-fire agreement in Geneva. A new border between Aztlan and Amazonia is established and the no-fly zone over Bogotá is lifted. All sanctions against Aztlan are lifted.
  • October 31: Ghostwalker and Harlequin duel in Denver before Zebulon interrupts and convinces Ghostwalker to stand down. Aztechnology occupies all of Denver south of 6th Avenue during the blizzard.
  • November: Proposition 23 passes.
  • November 1: In a NewsTalk interview, Hestaby defends her actions in Dubai and against the terrorists that burned Mount Shasta, accusing Alamais of backing them, and implies that Sirrurg is still alive.
  • November 2: Magical energy accumulates around Mount Shasta. Discussions for a third Treaty of Denver begin between the UCAS, CAS, Sioux Nation, Pueblo Corporate Council, and Aztechnology. Shadowrunners free Perianwyr from imprisonment.
  • November 3: The magical accumulation around Mount Shasta is released at 0139 hours. At the same time, a massive explosion occurs at Alamais's compound in GeMiTo. Two lesser dragons are killed while Alamais and two others are wounded. Four hours later, Alamais responds by wreaking havoc within GeMiTo, killing almost three thousand metahumans in five hours.
  • November 5-6: Lofwyr attacks Alamais's GeMiTo compound with overwhelming force that consists of over a thousand metahuman mercenaries and shadowrunners, armored fighting vehicles, air support, twenty adult dragons, and the Great Dragons Lung and Arleesh. Metahuman shadowrunners score the killing blow on Alamais at approximately 1006 on November 6.
  • November 8: The Great Dragons leave their lairs for a formal assembly. This marks the effective end of the Great Dragon Civil War. The Assembly sentences Sirrurg to imprisonment. In Asamando, United Nations inspectors are killed by feral ghouls while investigating conditions at the nation's prisons.
  • November 16: Queen Thema Laula of Asamando collapses shortly before a scheduled national address, having suffered a major heart attack.
  • November 25: Queen Thema Laula of Asamando dies. Her daughter Rani is crowned, symbolically devours her mother's heart, and declares a forty-four day period of mourning.
  • December 1: Danielle de la Mar announces new Matrix grids and protocols, maintained by the Corporate Court members, that promise Matrix access worldwide.
  • December 7: Martin de Vries is publicly outed as a vampire at a book signing in Houston, Texas, when half a dozen vampires attempt to kill him.
  • December 16: Three Tsimshian council candidates and two incumbents begin showing signs of early-onset dementia.
  • December 20: The Great Dragon Assembly moves that Hestaby be stripped of her hoard and lair and to be ostracized from their culture.
  • December 22-24: Forces hired by the Great Dragons march into Mount Shasta to repossess Hestaby's holdings. The Shasta Shamans are almost wiped out, the Shasta Lodge is destroyed, two hundred Northern Crescent gypsies are killed, and nearly twenty thousand hectares of forest is destroyed. The Great Dragons' forces take three days to catalog and transport Hestaby's hoard.
  • December 24: A federal grand jury indicts Edmund Jeffries on a laundry list of felony charges.

References

  1. o98997677Dirty Tricks
  2. o98997677Dirty Tricks, p. 48


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References

  1. o64195111Splintered State ?


2076Edit

  • April: The Stolen Souls post hits Jackpoint, revealing more details about Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder to the shadows. [1]
  • June 4: An iridescent dragon escapes a MIT&T research facility, attacks the Boston NeoNET towers, and is subsequently repelled by the Great Dragon Celedyr. The creature crashes into Fenway Park's Green Monster, flies north to Salem while spreading an iridescent rain cloud, then disappears. [2]
  • June 5: Boston is quarantined by a collaborative effort between the AAA Prime Megacorporations. The local Matrix node is shut down, effectively cutting the city off from the rest of the world, while defenses both technological and magical are implemented to prevent anyone from getting in or out of Boston.
    • Officially, the quarantine is erected to stop a viral encephalitis outbreak. Unofficially, the iridescent dragon infected a large number of people with a dangerous, experimental CFD strain. [2]

References

  1. o85550532Stolen Souls ?
  2. 2.0 2.1 o13148767Lockdown ?


2077Edit

  • The Monads announce themselves to the Corporate Court and outline plans for Project Exodus, scheduled for completion in 2080.
  • UCAS Congressman Thomas Lincoln is assassinated as part of the Black Lodge's internal cleanup.[1]
  • February - November (unspecified date): Samantha Villiers dies of (allegedly) natural causes while running NeoNET's Seattle office. Rumors in the shadows claim it may have been a hit.
  • February 7: The Corporate Court announces the Megacorporate Revision, scheduled to take place over the next few years with the intention to (re)assess the status of all AA and A corporations. The Revision triggers a lot of unrest (and runs) as the scrutinized corporations become targets for AAA takeover as well as attempt to keep their respective statuses by merging with / striking against competitors.
  • March 15: The Megacorporate Revision begins. The Corporate Court starts auditing a number of AA and A corporations to confirm or change their statuses.[2]
  • July - August: Seattle's ACHE overheats over the summer, causing 634 deaths. Unbeknownst to all but a few, the cause was not a design flaw in the building, but rather a drastic maintenance budget cut authorized by Downtown Mayor Nikola Taul, who will try to keep the scandal under lid so as to run for Governor the year after.[3]

References

  1. ?Dark Terrors p. 52
  2. o15132221Bloody Business ?
  3. o49943949Cutting Aces ?


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