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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

  • Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger considers stepping down to lead a campaign marking the 1987 bicentennial of the United States Constitution. He decides to remain, eventually retiring in 1994.

1987Edit

  1. Conspiracy Theories pg. 126

Slouching toward Apocalypse (1990-1999)Edit

1990Edit

  • Berlin is named the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.


1991Edit


1992Edit


1993Edit


1994Edit


1995Edit

1995

1996Edit


1997Edit


1998Edit


1999 Seretech DecisionEdit

  • The Seretech Decision
    • A 3-month truckers' strike causes food riots in New York City.
    • When a mob attacks a Seretech truck hauling infectious medical wastes in the mistaken belief that it carries food, Seretech security forces use lethal force to protect it. Twenty Seretech employees and 200 rioters are killed.
    • The US Supreme Court upholds Seretech's actions as being responsible for saving thousands of lives, rather than costing hundreds. The decision sets a precedent encouraging the creation of private corporate security forces.


Beginning of an Interesting Century (2000–2009)Edit

2000Edit

  • January 1: At 8AM local time, WSAF reports the discovery of a new species of ferret near Edgebrook Woods, Chicago. The owner of the property where the ferrets were discovered takes them to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for examination.
  • January 14: US Fish and Wildlife Service reports to WSAF that the recently-discovered ferrets are not black-footed ferrets or any other species. WSAF takes to calling them "Century Ferrets."
  • May 26: In response to economic crisis, the Austrian president dissolves Parliament and places its power under the control of the Stahlmänner, a council composed of corporate figures.
  • July 10: The Supreme Court of the United States releases the first Shiawase Decision.
  • November 7: Martin Hunt is elected as the 43rd President of the United States.
  • November 8: Shiawase Corporation's private nuclear power plant goes online.
  • December 14: The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission pursues legal action against the Shiawase Corporation after TerraFirst! agents attack Shiawase's new nuclear power plant, arguing that the corporation cannot adequately defend its property; Shiawase responds with a statement that US federal laws hindered their security forces.


2001 Shiawase DecisionEdit

  • The Shiawase Decision establishes extraterritoriality for megacorps when a radical eco-group called TerraFirst! attacked a Shiawase nuclear power plant. Though the attack was repelled, the corporation used the incident to convince the Supreme Court that major multinational corporations need the ability to protect themselves. To this end, the Supreme Court granted major companies extraterritoriality. (TerraFirst! manages later to acquire evidence that the attack was in fact a setup with the intent to force the courts into granting sovereignty. However, before the group can act on said information, their headquarters are destroyed and key members killed in what is considered to be one of the first shadowruns.)
  • Aug-Oct: NASA Mars probes photographs pyramids and a skeleton on the surface of Mars. The information is given the highest classification (Top Secret:Veil).


2002Edit

  • New tech enables production of optical chips that are not affected by EMP.
  • November 19: A storm tide hits the German North Sea coast, flooding Hamburg and Frisia. 30,000 die.

2003Edit

2004Edit

  • 10 Minute War: Libya attacks Israel with chemical weapons. Israel retaliates with nuclear weapons.
  • Nuclear meltdown at Dungeness in Kent, England, creates a localized irradiated zone.
  • The last nuclear power plants of Germany are taken offline and closed down.
  • November 2nd: Philip Bester is elected as the 44th President of the United States.


2005 New York CityEdit


2006 Korean WarEdit

  • November 17: The Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (North Korea) launches nukes at Japan, but they do not reach their targets.
  • Late 2006: The DPRK is overrun. Japan proclaims a Japanese Imperial State.


2007Edit


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 4th: 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.
  1. Corporate 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).
  • April 7: King Charles III is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 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 receives rights to 25% of national parklands and 10% of Indian lands.
  • September 28: The Sovereign American Indian Movement (SAIM) seizes the Shiloh launch facility in Montana. Delta Team retakes the site, but not before the terrorists launch a Lone Eagle ICBM at Russia. The missile disappears en route to its target.
  • October 19: The Re-Education and Relocation Act (Nepean Act in Canada) allows the federal government to round up and detain Native Americans with any connections to SAIM. This internment will spare Native Americans the worst of VITAS.


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]


2012 The Big DEdit

  • January 1: During the traditional New Year's Message from St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul IV denounces metahumans as abominations in the eyes of God. (Tír na nÓg)
    • In the Czech Republic, Czech Catholics rise up against the Vatican in response to the Pope's denouncement of metahumans. (Shadows of Europe)
  • January 3: The great dragon Hualpa emerges in Yucatan.
  • January 12: The Ganges, Indus, and Jamuna rivers in India are purified and become mana lines.
    • Tibet, safe behind a magical barrier, declares independence from China.
  • January 20: The French Catholic Church opposes Pope John Paul IV's declaration against metahumans, creating a permanent rift between the FCC and the Vatican. (Shadows of Europe)
  • January 27: The great western dragon Dunkelzahn makes his first appearance at Cherry Creek Lake in Denver. He grants a 12-hour interview with Holly Brighton, during which he explains The Awakening.
  • Lofwyr appears in Germany and becomes a corporate player.
  • England's King Charles III abdicates in favor of his only surviving son, George.
  • The Hildebrandt-Kleinfort-Bernal (HKB) megacorporation is formed in England, an increasingly major power in world financial affairs.
  • March: In Vatican City, a Papal Bull is issued confirming Pope John Paul IV's position against metahumans and further denouncing all things magical as "unholy and ungodly by their very nature." (Shadows of Europe)
  • March 31: The great dragon Lung awakens at Mt. Emei.
  • April 8: The Israeli government orders the evacuation of Jerusalem's Old City due to dramatic spiritual manifestations.
  • June 1: The Japanese Diet passes the Yamato Act. The Act deregulates Japanese corporations, restricts foreign corporate activity, and makes the nuyen the official currency of the state.
  • August 12: Sheila Blatavska founds the Atlantean Foundation.
  • August 30: A conglomerate of corporate interests takes control of Denver's struggling public welfare system.
  • September 16: The German military kills Feuerschwinge to end her four-month rampage, and is the first known kill of a Great Dragon by metahumanity.
  • October 17: Violent warfare between Keruba International and BMW prompt seven of the largest corporations (BMW, Ares Industries, Shiawase, Mitsuhama Computer Technologies, ORO, Keruba, and JRJ International) to form the Inter-Corporate Council to mediate disputes.
  • November: Jesse Garrety and William Jarman are reelected as President and Vice-President of the United States.
  • November 29: The Passau Treaties are signed, defining corporate extraterritoriality in Germany.


2013Edit

  • 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.


2014 Native American NationsEdit

  • More governments collapse this year: Libya ceases to exist when UN forces leave and Egypt annexes the territory; Cuba falls after Fidel Castro steps down due to failing health; The South African government dissolves; disasters force the dissolution of the Indonesian government.
  • March 15: The German Catholic Church splits from the Vatican.
  • April 15: The Great Dragon Masaru awakens in the Philippines during a lunar eclipse.
  • June 10: Daniel Coleman, now calling himself Daniel Howling Coyote, returns to the public eye and announces the formation of the Native American Nations. He demands that everyone of European, African, or Asian descent leave North America immediately.
  • June 23: Following magically enhanced terrorist activity, the governments of the United Kingdom and Éire sign the Treaty of Galway, establishing the United Free Republic of Ireland.
  • July 12: The Redondo volcano erupts, burying Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory under volcanic ash. Daniel Howling Coyote claims responsibility for calling upon Mother Earth to cause the disaster. Federal troops are sent to apprehend Howling Coyote, but tornadoes delay their arrival until Howling Coyote has left the area. The Ghost Dance War begins.
  • August 22: The military council that had ruled Germany since 2008 steps down and returns the country to democracy.


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 Tir Republican Corps (TRC).
  • 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 Matrx-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.


2016 The Indian WarEdit

  • March 12: A major oil spill in the North Sea creates the Scottish Fringe Toxic Zone.
  • July 28: Ares buys NASA.
  • October 15: William Springer assassinates US President Jesse Garrety and escapes justice.
  • October 31: "Bloody Monday." Russian President Nikolai Chelenko, Prime Minister Lena Rodale of the United Kingdom, and Minister Chaim Schon of Israel are all assassinated.
  • November 8: US presidential elections are held as usual, but due to the President's murder, the winner will be inaugurated immediately. Vice President William Jarman wins.
  • November 11: US President-Elect William Jarman is sworn in and then passes Executive Order 17-321, ordering the removal of all Native Americans from US soil by any means necessary, effective immediately.
  • December 12: Cheyenne nationalists feed false information to the US Army concerning the location of a band of Native warriors. The Army strike kills Kiowa non-combatants, effectively wiping out the tribe.
  • Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, establishes the first hermetic studies curriculum.


2017 The Great Ghost DanceEdit

2018 Treaty of DenverEdit


2019Edit


Brave New World (2020-2029)Edit

2020Edit


2021 GoblinizationEdit

Goblinization


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 founded.
  • US 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, a new 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.[11]

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 In 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.


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

  • January 17: Russian armed forces invade Poland, starting the first EuroWar.
  • March 12: India begins rebuilding its infrastructure.
  • April 3: Poland surrenders to Russia.
  • April 7: Russian forces enter eastern Germany.
  • April 17: A new constitution is submitted to the Provisional Congress for approval. Two thirds of the US and Canadian states ratify it over the next six months. US President Andrew McAlister becomes provisional President of the UCAS, Canadian Prime Minister Harold Frazier becomes provisional Vice President of the UCAS.
  • May 23: Leopold Habsburg declares himself Emperor of Austria after his traditionalist faction ousts the government from power.
  • July 6: Russian forces invade the Czech Republic. Austria is the first European power to offer aid to the defenders.
  • The Mafia Commissione strips James O'Malley of his position of capo of Milwaukee and forces him to retire for focusing on revenge against the Yakuza instead of his responsibilities.
  • In Australia, BHP and Mount Isa Mines merge to create Tanamyre Resources.
  • The Australian Secret Intelligence Organization and the Federal Police merge to become Australian Intelligence and Security Enforcement.
  • September 9: Yakut declares independence from Russia.
  • Frida Kohlman meets the radical Asatru priest Wednesday.
  • October 21: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden establish the Scandinavian Union.
  • November 3: Echo Mirage Team Two wipes out the last known concentration of the Crash Virus code. Of the original thirty-two Echo Mirage members, only seven survive. Four of them go into business with knowledge of cyberterminal design.
  • November 30: Major David Gavilan disappears.
  • December 16: In Spain, Father Julian Estrellas loses an arm and his mother is killed in a motor vehicle collision when the other driver goblinizes behind the wheel. He becomes vehemently anti-metahuman after the incident.
  • December 25: Desk-sized second-generation cyberterminals are commercially-available.

2032 Eurowar IEdit

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


Corporate Mess (2040-2049)Edit

2040 AzaniaEdit

2041 Flight 329Edit

2042 Wyrm TalkEdit

2043 Seoulpa RingsEdit

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

2046 The Lost ElectionEdit

  • A team of rogue deckers erases the results of California's gubernatorial election, allegedly aided by a Los Angeles street gang. The so-called Lost Election prompts the government to declare war on the "criminal element" in Los Angeles, sending army and corporate mercenary troops to raze El Infierno. After fighting a losing battle, California's central government declares Los Angeles a Free City.
  • A Para-VITAS outbreak in Tynesprawl, England, kills 120,000. The outbreak is believed to be the work of unidentified eco-terrorists.
  • The first International Urban Brawl World Cup takes place.

2047Edit

  • Cyberware allowed in professional football and basketball.

2048 Operation ReciprocityEdit

2049 Semi-Autonomous KnowbotEdit


Welcome To Our World (2050-2059)Edit

2050 Shadowrun SNESEdit

2051Edit

2052 Technology curveEdit

2053 A new Great DragonEdit

2054 AtlantisEdit

  • January 3: Knight Errant abandons their contract to protect Cabrini Green in Chicago.
  • February 16: The Chancellor of the Allied German States is assassinated at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, UCAS.
  • 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.
  • Dragonfall:  A group of shadowrunners led by Monika Schäfer attempts a milk run raiding the Harfeld Mansion's data vault in Berlin.  While jacked inside the Matrix, Schäfer gets killed remotely by an unknown entity. The survivors of the group, led by Schäfer's promising recruit investigates her cause of death. Starting with their search for the person that hired the team, Green Winters, the team eventually learns that the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge was awakened, and that 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 was the true mastermind behind a conspiracy to create a virus lethal to dragons.  The team foils Vauclair's plan, with the recruit having the option to reunite Feuerschwinge's soul with her body, subjugating Feuerschwinge to control by an artificial intelligence called APEX, or euthanizing Feuerschwinge.  During the aftermath, the recruit is approached by a servant of Lofwyr for potential employment.
  • April 30th: Tír Tairngire locks down Crater Lake.
  • 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.
  • May 12: Yucatán rebels bomb an oil refinery, killing 127.
  • May 17: The Seventh Church of the Guiding Hand is founded.
  • May 24: A semi-ballistic flight to Tokyo crashes short of the runway, killing 119.
  • 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.[16]
  • June 10: An MIT&T expedition to Crete announces its discovery of relics and artifacts corresponding to the legendary location of Atlantis.[17]
  • June 24: Proteus AG completes the Emden arkoblock in the Allied German States.
  • 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.
  • September 7: The UCAS Congress passes the Endangered Species Act, which protects a number of Awakened creatures.
  • Cassie Barnett's shadowrunner team is called to end the Sons of the Green's occupation of a hydroponics bay in the Renraku Arcology.
  1. Shadowrun 20th Anniversary p. 25
  2. London Sourcebook p. 17
  3. Ibid.
  4. Tír na nÓg pg. 29
  5. Shadows of Europe pg. 10
  6. Tír na nÓg pg. 29
  7. Tír na nÓg pg. 30
  8. 8.0 8.1 Missions p. 52
  9. Denver: The City of Shadows ?
  10. London Sourcebook p. 18
  11. Super Tuesday! pgs. 78, 86
  12. Elven Fire pg. 68
  13. California Free State p. 19
  14. Sixth World Almanac p. 75
  15. Shadowplay
  16. A Killing Glare pg. 63
  17. Ibid.

2055 Universal BrotherhoodEdit

  • Acting on "tips" from Ares, the UCAS FBI discovers that insect spirits control the Universal Brotherhood and shut it down, without making the reasons public, 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.

2056 Bug CityEdit

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 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. 
  • Feb 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

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

  • January: The CAS offers a bounty for magicians who reanimate corpses.
  • January: Aztlan moves military troops into their sector in Denver, in direct violation of the Treaty of Denver. The other sectors also reinforce their borders with troops.
  • January 3: The sole survivor of the Japanese imperial family, the child Yasuhito, is revealed to the world and is made Emperor two days later.
  • January 27: The Council of Denver meets with Ghostwalker, giving him control of the city. The Aztlan sector is given to the CAS and Aztlan personnel are ordered to leave it the city.
  • February 1: The Japanese Emperor rescinds the Yomi Island decree, and the Huk openly declare revolution in the Philippines.
  • February 5: Aztlan/Aztechnology military forces start a slash and burn of the Yucatan.
  • March 15: An earthquake, tidal waves, and storms batter the Yucatan, halting the Aztlan offensive. In the weeks that follow, nature and toxic spirits wage warfare against both sides and each other.
  • The Year of the Comet.
    • March: Halley's Comet becomes visible to the naked eye.
    • March-April: Ares lands a probe on the second pass of Halley's Comet, which sends back telemetry, establishing Ares as the winner of the Probe Race.
    • April 1: Halley's Comet disappears from view. All known natural orichalcum deposits run dry, and no new deposits are located. Reports of new SURGE cases decrease to a trickle.
  • May: After the passing of Halley's Comet, the magical nature of Tír na nÓg is permanently altered.
  • May 2–5: Armed combat erupts on the Salish-Shidhe/Tsimshian border resulting in thousands dead from an apparent biological weapon. Ceasefire agreed to on the 5th, but would be broken by SSC militias in July.
  • July: The Republic of Québec begins a trial period allowing English to be used in business transactions.
  • June: Lofwyr and Aithne Oakforest retire from the Tír Tairngire Council of Princes.
  • July: The Great Dragon Hestaby, who had guarded northern California Free State from Tír Tairngire, joins the Tir High Council of Princes, replacing departing Lofwyr.
  • In Hong Kong, an underground war starts between the Red Dragon Association and Yellow Lotus triads.
  • Zeta-ImpChem purchases nanotechnology firm MicroFlek and retains its founder, Jørgen Masterson, for its R&D department.

2063Edit

2064 Matrix Crash 2.0Edit

  • January 8: The Sioux Nation Office of Military Intelligence intercepts a thaumaturgially-enhanced nuclear weapon outside of Butte. Research links it to Winternight.
  • January 11: Dr. Dieter von Kammelburg, former Director of Research at the Metagenics Research Consortium, is killed in a hit-and-run. Dr. von Kammelburg is believed to have been the Nazi, one of Alamos 20,000's Central Executive.
  • February 5: GreenWar operatives highjack a container of nuclear waste, killing all security officers on its train.
  • March 14: Admiral Ryochi Kuroda is appointed governor of the Philippines. He orders the execution of all Filipino dissidents.
  • March 17: Novatech announces that 20% of their stock will be sold in an IPO.
  • April 1: The East Coast Stock Exchange begins upgrading its infrastructure in anticipation of heavy traffic for the Novatech IPO.
  • April 18: Operation Jormungand: Pax successfully tests the Jormungand worm and readies it for distribution.
  • June: Winternight's allies in Hindu Kali cults help Ex Pacis place otaku in Kolkata Integrated Talent & Technologies, where they scout potential sites for Jormungand code eggs. Puck informs Pax of Deus's plans for the Novatech IPO.
  • June 5: Aztlan signs a peace treaty with the Yucatan rebels, but a bomb kills Aztechnology CEO Juan Atzcapotzalco at the ceremony. Aztlan accuses Dzitbalchén of masterminding the attack and eventually captures, executes, and publicly dissects him.
  • August: Operation Firnbul: Winternight violently seizes a number of mana nexi around the world to use for a ritual spell that accelerates the coming of an unseasonably harsh winter.
  • August 4: The Network kidnaps and subverts Max Burnwell, CEO of Matrix Systems of Boston.
  • September 16: Winternight burns out a decommissioned nuclear physics lab in Gansu to cover their theft of electronics and detonators for nuclear weapons.
  • September 25: An infiltration of the Escher-Burkli PLTG is caught. The invaders release an unknown pyretic agent, incinerating all participants. All information is classified and the Corporate Court Crisis Coordination Committee is called into session.
  • September 27: Zeta-ImpChem identifies the unknown weapon used in the EB PLTG incident as Surtr, which Winternight stole from them in December. Z-IC offers a countermeasure for Surtr to the Corporate Court in exchange for complete secrecy regarding their role in its creation.
  • October 3: Testing of a foreign code segment found in the EB PLTG activates it, killing all online analysts and irretrievably corrupting the test data.
  • October 9: Intelligence agencies and shadowrunner teams attack Winternight cells for the next sixteen days.
  • October 24: The BTL recording of Bloodyguts's murder is uploaded to half a dozen pirate media hosts. Mitsuhama Computer Technologies announces their withdrawal from the Tsimshian Nation. Haida nationalists prepare to take the country.
  • October 30: Toronto police discover the body of Winston Griffith III.
  • October 31: The Network finishes compiling Deus's code and uploads him into the Matrix. The surviving 1,342 Network nodes fall into a coma.
  • Pax gives Puck a Jormungand code egg with instructions to upload it to the East Coast Stock Exchange without Deus's knowledge.
  • November 1: The Corporate Court systematically dismantles as much of Winternight's infrastructure as they can. The cult is believed destroyed and the CC forces stand down.
    • 9:00 PM: Thursday detonates the nuclear weapon at Valhalla. The extraction team and their charges are beyond the blast radius. Wednesday commits magical suicide and Friday is placed under ultra-heavy security.
  • November 2: Matrix Crash 2.0.
    • 8:30 AM: Trading begins at the East Coast Stock Exchange. Novatech's IPO is the primary focus of attention.
    • 9:16 AM: Deus takes over the ECSE. He proceeds to force open SANs to other supercomputing hosts to contribute to his upgrade.
    • 9:24 AM: Otaku spies in the ESCE create a Resonance Well inside the Host, allowing Megaera and Mirage to engage Deus.
    • 9:31 AM: Jormungand activates. Friday confesses Winternight's plan to her captors. Puck places his Jormungand egg into the ESCE Host.
    • 9:42 AM: Zurich-Orbital cuts all telecommunications except for direct uplinks. Z-O sysops Clotho and Atropos upload all Z-O data on Winternight's weapons to the Denver Nexus.
    • 9:44 AM: Operation Mjolnir: Six of Winternight's fifteen EMP bombs and three of their five conventional nuclear weapons detonate; corporate, national, and independent agents manage to stop the rest of the weapons or mitigate their effects.
    • 9:51 AM: Dissonance corrupts major data hubs around the world. International data traffic begins crashing. An illusion is cast over Boston of a wolf devouring the sun.
    • 10:05 AM: CATCo corporate jet 5938-H loses power and crashes en route to San Francisco. All passengers and crew, including CATCo CEO Lucien Cross, are killed.
  • November 3: The New Revolution stages a coup across the UCAS. New Revolution agents kidnap President of the UCAS Kyle Haeffner, who is killed during a rescue attempt. Nadja Daviar survives an assassination attempt. Daviar declares martial law and the majority of New Revolution activity is defeated within twenty-four hours.
  • November 7: Ibn Eisa blames the Arabian Caliph for the Crash and the New Islamic Jihad begins a riot.
  • November 23: The Arabian Caliph surrenders to Ibn Eisa's New Islamic Jihad to end the violence. A new Polish government is sworn in.
  • November 26: Ibn Eisa is revealed to be a shedim.
  • December 1: The Haida National Front overthrows the government of the Tsimshian Nation, publicly executing Great Chief Deborah Jim. Sioux-led STC forces intervene. Tsimshian is made a protectorate of the Salish-Shidhe Council. The Council of Princes of Tír Tairngire announces it will abdicate in favor of an elected government.
  • December 3: Order is restored in Arabia.

2065Edit

2066Edit

2067Edit

  • February 8: Crippled from the Matrix Crash 2.0, the Ute Nation is absorbed into the Pueblo Corporate Council.
  • April 28: Yamatetsu rebrands itself as Evo.
  • July 15: Orxploitation experiences a surge in popularity.
  • October 13: Precedent is set for the use of forensic thaumaturgy when a deceased woman's ghost leads investigators to her body. Evidence is gathered that leads to a murder conviction for her boyfriend.
  • November 4: Manadyne purchases Mangadyne, rescuing it from bankruptcy. Manadyne receives AA certification from the Corporate Court.
  • Suicide bombers target KSAF offices around the world. The studio in Seattle is destroyed along with its records, most of its top staff, and the entire city block.

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

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.

2072Edit

  • "Present day" of Shadowrun Fourth Edition.
  • 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

  • January: The Mayan Cutter returns to terrorize Seattle. The new Cutter is eventually revealed to be ex-UCAS Army Ranger Shawn Walker.
  • January 18: The Great Dragon Sirrurg lays waste to the Aztlan city of Cali. He and his entourage rampage for three hours, slaughtering five thousand soldiers at the local military base. The attack ends at 12:58 PM when he casts a magical spell over Cali's business district, killing nearly ten thousand civilians with magically-induced genetic and physical defects. Amazonian forces move in before Aztlan can do so and occupy the city.
  • March: Sirrurg attacks Managua, killing hundreds.
  • March 13: An Ares Macrotechnology commuter train derails in Manhattan, killing two hundred forty-six passengers.
  • Late March: Knight Errant investigators find links between Shawn Walker and Knight Errant Vice-President George Mathers.
  • May 8: Neo-anarchists allegedly hack into an Ares Macrotechnology spy satellite and release classified images of the Aztlan-Amazonia war onto the Matrix.
  • April: The "Mealtime Killer" claims her first victim.
  • June 25: The government of Morocco cancels its contracts with Ares Macrotechnology and signs a three-year deal with Saeder-Krupp.
  • July: The nature of HMHVV begins to change. The Infected start noticing increased sensitivity to sunlight and spontaneous cyberware rejections.
  • July 18: The Great Dragon Ghostwalker performs a ritual that closes Dunkelzahn's Rift in Washington, FDC. Over six hundred civilians are killed, nearly two thousand more injured, and almost three hundred fifty are missing, believed pulled into the rift (SINless victims are not included in the official body count).
  • July 21: Draco Foundation lawyers move to have Nadja Daviar's SIN reinstated. She returns to the public eye after almost nine years in hiding.
  • July 23: The Great Dragon Hestaby speaks before the United Nations General Assembly. She condemns Sirrurg's rampage, citing Aztlan's 2064 execution of Dzitbalchén as the source of his rage, and urges the UN War Crimes Tribunal to take action. Elliot Eyes-of-Wyrm, founder of the Shasta Shamans and one of Hestaby's closest friends, is assassinated immediately after her speech concludes.
  • Shadowrunners steal the Sextant of the Worlds from Aztechnology's Pyramid Arcane Supplies in Bogotá and transport it through the rainforest to Caracas.
  • July 29: Cardinal Eduardo Ortega-Nunez is assassinated during a press conference announcing that the Catholic Church has recaptured the Sextant of the Worlds; Picador and Black Mamba are among the teams hired by other parties to recover the Sextant.
  • August 10: The United Nations indicts Sirrurg for war crimes.
  • August 25: Urban Brawl star Ryu Hansen dies of anaphylactic shock. Rumors persist that he was killed in an extraction attempt two weeks previously and the coroner's report is a coverup.
  • November 5: Edmund Jeffries, press secretary to Seattle Governor Kenneth Brackhaven, steals over $50 million from the city workers' retirement fund and disappears.
  • December 20: A Seers Guild press conference scheduled for this day is cancelled.
  • The Pendants of Avalon are stolen from a Society of Hawks gala at Belvedere Castle, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City.

2074Edit

  • January: Knight Errant releases a report concerning the Mealtime Killer, identifying the serial killer as Teresa Castillo of Galveston, Texas, who claimed responsibility for twenty-three deaths over seven months.
  • January 15: Marcus Killinger kills again, this time in Washington, FDC. A troll has joined him as a second "We are free" killer.
  • February 13: Last known sighting of the shapeshifter toxic shaman "Artaxias" in Hong Kong.
  • March: Ghostwalker outlaws spirit summoning in Denver at the behest of Zebulon, the Great Spirit of Denver.
  • March 3: Five Yamatetsu Nautical Technologies aircraft fall apart in mid-flight this week.
  • April: On the one-year anniversary of the first reported victim of the Mealtime Killer, copycat killings occur on five continents. Contact with Gagarin Station on Mars is lost.
  • April 20: The CAS Marine Corps issues an arrest warrant for Colonel Pura Severn, a suspected insect shaman. Col. Severn flees before MPs can arrest her, taking twelve fellow soldiers (suspected to be invested with insect spirits) with her.
  • June 4: Amazonia experiences a five-day streak of spontaneous mid-flight structural failures in its aircraft.
  • June 22: Tyler Lane, the Minuteman Security officer 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" killings occur in multiple cities all on the same day.
  • July 28: Buildings in Bogotá built by Central Industrial spontaneously collapse.
  • August: Shadowrunner teams have destroyed an estimated two dozen dragon eggs by this time. Contact is restored with Gagarin Station on Mars after 130 days of silence.
  • August 8: Evo Marine Brack Onijigo leads a force to occupy the bridges of the ENF-Akula Krov and opens fire on two other ships in the group during a training exercise in the South Pacific. All three ships suffer unrecoverable damage (a clandestine Thor shot sinks the Akula Krov at 2130 hours) and 219 crewmen are lost at sea. In messages sent to his wife, Brack exhibits a loss of awareness of his activities.
  • August 11: During a Desert Wars battle between the Ares Delta Dogs and the Mojave Rattlers, the Rattlers' Cavalier Arms equipment spontaneously fails.
  • 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 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: The DA Murders: Seattle District Attorney David Beatty and numerous members of his office and their families, including the entire Project Freedom staff, are assassinated.
    • 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 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. 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.

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