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  • February 7: The Night of Rage. Disenfranchised metahumans around the world take to the streets in protest of their discrimination. Some protests turn violent.[1]
  • February 8: The events in Seattle spark racial violence worldwide. In New York, 836 die. In Australia, initial racial violence by people of Asian origin prompts wider violence against people of Asian origin. In Berlin, anarchists attack authorities. In Czechia, Muslims are targeted. In Poland, the National Republic of Poland is established under martial law with Russian support to quell the troubles.
  • February 10: Members of Alamos 20,000, using a combination of magic and explosives, destroy the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, UCAS. The death toll reaches 26,000.[1][2]
  • March: Anarchists establish the Free State of Berlin.
  • March 17: Bloody Thursday in Boston, UCAS. The Knights of the Red Branch Irish terrorist organization plant a bomb in an elven restaurant, killing 24. The St. Patrick's Day parade degenerates into a race riot, killing or injuring hundreds.<.[1]
  • June 1: The Universal Matrix Specifications Conference sponsored by Fuchi takes place in Tokyo, Japan. More than 7,000 humans and metahumans meet for three months to determine the details of Matrix programming. The rules are called the Universal Matrix Specifications (UMS) and are adopted world-wide.[1]
  • July 5: In Charleston, CAS, a victim's ghost help discover evidences leading to the arrest of a serial killer.[1]
  • August 6: The Pan-Europa terrorist group releases a para-viral agent on London, with destructive effects on wood and biofabrics. It damages the London domes beyond repair.[1][3]. While unproven, there is some claim that the para-viral agent came from France.[4]
  • August 13 AZANIA: An accord is reached by the nations of the Cape Republic, Zulu Nation, Oranje-Vrysraar, and the Trans-Swazi Federation, creating the Azanian Confederation.[1]
  • September 10: The CAS Senate hearings begin to investigate charges of racial prejudice against metahumans. The committee's shocking report verifies that conditions amount to slavery in most states. In response, the Native American Nations impose heavy trade sanctions on the CAS to speed up the passage of metahuman equality laws.[1]
  • September 16: Nadja Daviar becomes the interpreter of Great Dragon Dunkelzahn after they meet in Paris.[1]
  • November 15: Monarchists in Shaanxi province stage a coup and install Michelle Chou as queen.[1][5]
  • The Mather Group purchases the Cabrini Green housing projects from the city of Chicago and attempts to evict the residents. The ensuing violence kills thirty-two and causes millions of nuyen in damages. Mather becomes de facto landlord for the housing projects, using local gangs as "security" in exchange for a cut of their illegal profits.[6]
  • Lusiada corporation's consolidation is achieved.
  • The Danube Union is dissolved.
  • A massive chemical spill in the Teesside area of Great Britain results in more than 70,000 deaths.[7]
  • Wu Kuan-Lei, founder of Wuxing and one of the architects of Hong Kong's independence, dies of old age. He is succeeded at Wuxing by his son, Wu Lung-Wei.
  • The superheavyweight class (95 kilograms and up) is introduced into the World Boxing Association and the International Boxing Commission to accommodate augmented human and metahuman fighters.
  • A blizzard brings Las Vegas, Ute, to a standstill.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 57
  2. o44216104Bug City pg. 108
  3. o66933837London Sourcebook pg. 20
  4. o66078292Conspiracy Theories pg. 93
  5. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.35
  6. o44216104Bug City p.96
  7. o66933837London Sourcebook pg. 20
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