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  • Shadowrun First Edition begins.[1]
    • Today our world is radically different from what our great-grandfathers knew. Where once super power nations dominated the globe, threatening all with sudden nuclear annihilation, the superpowers have have now broken up into many smaller, autonomous nations, and corporations have taken over their once-immense power. Our science and technology, too, set us apart, with current levels making previous advances look like a child's experiments with a science kit. Magic has emerged again on Earth and we live in an Awakened world.
    • "In 2050 Magic is a commodity money can't buy" -- Never Deal with a Dragon, by Robert N. Charrette.
  • January 3 CFS: Sales of the blockbuster sim Free Fall hit fifty million.[2]
  • January 14: MegaMedia Inc. announces the retirement of Amanda "Euphoria" Lockhart. Their representative does not connect the announcement to Euphoria's recent abduction, rumored to be a failed kidnapping attempt by a deranged fan.[3]
  • January 15
    • Strice Foods announces the end to distribution of its popular food additive Amber Gel, denying connections to Euphoria's missed promotional dates.[3]
    • One week after the destruction of a Werner-Voss corporate shuttle and the deaths of all one hundred seventy-five passengers and crew, the Revenants policlub claims responsibility for the attack.[4]
  • February 17 UCAS: Faux armored clothing gains popularity among the fashion elite.[2]
  • March 19: The Campeche Massacre. Aztechnology Corporate Security opens fire on unarmed protestors in Campeche, killing hundreds.[2]
  • April 7 AGS: Corruption scandals lead to massive government reform.[2]
  • May 6: A kraken sinks a Vancouver-bound ferry, killing all on board.[2]
  • May 22: Aztlan seizes a portion of Venezuela from Amazonia.[2]
  • May 30: Thousands of metahumans march on Atlanta, calling for increased awareness of metahuman rights.[2]
  • August 10: Keyboard-sized seventh-generation cyberdecks enter the market.[2]
  • August 28: The Algonkian-Manitou Council contracts Aztechnology to assist in recovering from their agricultural collapse.[2]
  • September 13: Closed-circuit simsense technology is commercially available, allowing a single rigger to monitor an entire building.[2]
  • September 22: Aztlan annexes independent Columbia.[2]
  • September 26 AZTLAN: Morituri te salutant debuted as a game show focused on gladiatorial-style death matches. It scores the highest ratings for a trid debut in the history of Aztlaner broadcasting.[2]
  • October 4: Corsica secedes from France.[2]
  • November 9: Buttercup reveals that she is a free spirit.[2]
  • November 24: Proteus AG wins the contract to construct arkoblocks off the shore of the Japanese Imperial State.[2]
  • December 14: The Trans-polar Aleut Nation leaves the Native American Nations.[2]
  • Dr. Randall Grant dies, apparently in a freak accident. Alamos 20,000 is strongly suspected of perpetrating his assassination to stop him from revealing their connections to Dr. Armand Duplessis.[5]
  • Harold Jonathan Mason, one of the founders of MOOSE (the Metahuman Order of Occultists, Sorcerers, and Enchanters), dies at the age of 48.[6]
  • Shadowrun (SNES): Jake Armitage defeats Drake and the malevolent AI in Aneki Corporation.
  • Kyle Teller achieved some measure of fame in the magical community in 2050 by solving the sensational case of Wilhemina Keene: "Keene had been a registered nurse and adept mage performing ritual sacrifices with newborn babies stolen from hospitals throughout New England. She killed twelve before the FBI finally caught up with her on the verge of murdering her thirteenth, the final element in whatever bizarre ritual she'd been performing."[7]
  • Tadamako Shibanokuji regains control of Yamatetsu from Hideo Yoshida. As part of his new vision for the corporation, he begins integrating metahumans into the management structure.[8]


  1. o10798697Shadowrun pg. 12
  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 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg.72
  3. 3.0 3.1 Queen Euphoria pg. 67
  4. Ibid.; o34954845Sixth World Almanac claims the attack happened June 30
  5. o23681902The Grimoire: 15th Edition, 2053 pg. 13
  6. Ibid.
  7. Burning Bright p. 87
  8. o79645619Corporate Download pg. 112


  • January 31: Proteus AG qualifies for German extraterritoriality.[1]
  • February 17: The study of ancient ninjas lends credence to the physical mage theory.[1]
  • March 1: A Seattle street gang called the Mindfraggers attacks the Octagon. The Universal Brotherhood's security wipes them out. The only survivor is taken to Seattle General in critical condition; she later relates her story of the incident to Zebediah Wanderly.[2]
  • March 12: Rebel forces begin commando raids against Aztlan troops in Yucatán.[1]
  • April 6-7: At approximately midnight local time, the towns of Gilroy and San Martin, California Free State, erupt in violence. Roughly ten percent of the towns' populations are dead and most of the rest flee. San Martin's City Hall and Universal Brotherhood chapter house are razed to the ground. In his investigations, Zebediah Wanderly concludes that two insect spirit hives came into contact and instinctively attacked each other.[2]
  • April 27: Anti-Japanese terrorists bomb the San Francisco BART line.[1]
  • April 28: Relations between the Russian Republic and the Allied German States are normalized.[1]
  • April 30: Mary-Beth Tyre is kidnapped just after her sixth birthday.[3]
  • May 1: Just before 10:00 PM local time, freelance reporter Frederick Davitt is murdered at his apartment door in Washington, FDC. His bludgeoned body is discovered in a garbage bin behind his apartment.[2]
  • May 6: Shortly before 11:00 PM local time, former NewsNet investigative reporter Zebediah Wanderly uploads his notes and research into the Universal Brotherhood to the Denver Nexus from Grodin's Tavern in Seattle. The Brotherhood destroys the building to kill him and stop the upload. Lone Star manages to identify Wanderley and the street decker Icepick through dental records and conclude that Icepick failed to stop Wanderley from destroying the building.[2]
  • May 19: Final Fling, featuring simsense starlet Euphoria, is released.[1]>
  • May 21: The great western dragon Schwartzkopf appears in the town of Furth im Wald at the foot of Schwarzkoppe Mountain and declares himself its ruler.[1]
  • May 29: A dragon collides with an Airlink Transit plane in Pueblo Corporate Council territory, killing two.[1]
  • June 3: Derek Highsun leads a successful coup against Adrienne Silvermoon to take control of the Manitou Brotherhood in the Algonkian-Manitou Council.[1][4]
  • June 23: The (great?) dragon Haesslich disappears after a battle with a group of shadowrunners near Puget Sound in Seattle.[1]
  • June 24: Princess Caroline of the United Kingdom marries Swiss banking magnate Jurgen Meier.[1]
  • July 20: Spinrad Industries is hit with massive fines and loses French extraterritoriality after revelations that it participated in illegal human experiments in Marseilles.[1]
  • ca. August: Seattle musician James "Dark Angel" Crull apparently commits suicide in a BTL-induced episode. Xanadu Studios releases a posthumous album of his music.[5]
  • August 10: Terrorists blow up a steamship filled with Aztechnology officials on the Mississippi River.[1]
  • September 15: Clothing fashions trend towards an exaggerated “heavy armor” look.[1]
  • October 9: Spinrad Industries signs a one hundred-year lease for the entire Principality of Monaco and begins a dramatic reconstruction plan.[1]
  • October 26
  • November 3: Frumious, the sasquatch singer for Shield Wall, disappears after their live performance at Underworld 93 in Seattle, UCAS.[1][6]
  • November 15: A debate between corporate security officers and shadowrunners on the talk show Heavy Hitters erupts into violence.[1]
  • November 17: The new Flamingo Casino opens in Las Vegas.[1]
  • The Song-O-Mat scandal. After Zir Zemo's use of the Song-O-Mat software is discovered, the Japanacorp Uzora is revealed to have manufactured numerous musical groups with the same software.[7]
  • Falsely-labeled music produced by Software Produced Automatic Music (SPAM) is found during law enforcement crackdowns on pirated music.[8]
  • The dwarf singer Pantu'u files suit against Truman Distribution Networks over the unauthorized recording and sale of his sound.[7]f>
  • The Manitou Brotherhood bombs a GMC factory in the Algonkian-Manitou Council, killing fifteen.[9]



  • January 2 AZTLAN: The war with Yucatán rebels continues to escalate.[1]
  • January 6 UCAS: 2XS, a BTL far more potent than a standard BTL, hits the black market.[1]
  • March 14 QUÉBEC: Cross Applied Technologies achieves A status.[1]
  • May 3 UCAS: Insurance costs force University of Seattle to remove fire elemental summoning from its practical exam.[1]
  • May 18 UCAS: A group of militant homeless take up residence in the struts of the Manhattan Bridge.[1]
  • June 24 GREECE: The first footage of gorgons using their petrification power is captured.[1]
  • June 30: The first of the North Sea arkoblocks is finished.
  • July 2 JAPAN: International Olympic Committee awards the 2056 Olympics to Tokyo. Japanese officials announce that metahumans will not be allowed to participate.[1]
  • July 19 UCAS: UCAS Data Systems pulls funding from Dr. Ronald Halberstam after they discover he is trying to isolate children’s’ brains from their bodies to raise them completely in the Matrix.[1][2]
  • July 21 AMC: The body of Derek Highsun is found behind his barn.[1]
  • September 13 UCAS: The street mercenary style loses favor among fashion moguls.[1]
  • September 23 TÍR TAIRNGIRE: Willamette Compustat is contracted to handle all government data backups.[1]
  • October 4 SPAIN: Sol Media Group gains a foothold in the Aztlan media market.[1]
  • November 5 UCAS: Alan Adams is re-elected president.[1]
  • November 5 CAS: Edna Wallace is re-elected president.[1]
  • November 11 UCAS: Arthur Vogel founds the One World Association to address environmental issues.[1]
  • December 5 GLOBAL: Bioware is released to the public market, gaining instant popularity.[1]
  • December 13 JAPAN: The Chiba Virtual Stock Exchange crashes in the midst of a Fuchi takeover attempt by the Yamana family.[1]
  • Bioware hits the public market
  • Seattle-Tir Tairngire trade agreement, by which Seattle becomes Tír Tairngire's major port.[3]
  • Juan Samuel Pererya registers his mercenary contractors as the Seventy-Seventh Rangers, or "El Cuadrilla."[4]


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  2. o82792918Threats p. 42
  3. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 32
  4. o9865633210 Mercs p.15


  • Shadowrun Second Edition begins.
  • January 21: President of the UCAS Alan Adams dies the day after his second inauguration. Thomas Steele is sworn in as the 5th President of the UCAS. James Booth is selected to be the new VP.[1]
  • February 20 AZTLAN: Flavia de la Rosa elected president.[1]
  • March 12: Proteus AG completes the Okinawa arcology.[1]
  • April 24: The Essence-Integrity Theory is published, describing the link between cybertechnology enhancements and the loss of magical potency.[1]
  • May 6 UCAS: A United Oil tanker dumps millions of gallons of petrochemicals into Boston Harbor.[1]
  • May 20: The truth behind the "Elven Fire" gang attacks is exposed.[2]
  • May 28: The Great Dragon Hestaby awakens and stops Tír Tairngire's attack on Shasta Dam. She claims Mount Shasta as her domain.[1][3]
  • May 30 UCAS: UCAStrak bullet train derailment kills 157. UCAStrak stock plummets.[1]
  • June 25 CFS: The redwood forest near Mount Shasta begins spreading at an unnatural rate.[1]
  • June 28: Cross Applied Technologies attains extraterritoriality.[1]
  • July 16: Researchers at the University of Michigan publish theorems describing spell anchoring.[1]
  • August 13: Proteus AG completes the Osaka arcology.[1]
  • August 23: Racially-targeted violence in the Byrne Projects leads to an attack on Crusader Security's Chicago office. [4]
  • August 24 TSIMSHIAN: For the fi rst time, borders are opened to megacorporations.
  • August 24: The Moolah Temple in St. Louis, home to a Universal Brotherhood soup kitchen, burns down. An explosion levels a portion of the University of Seattle's science building.[4]
  • August 25: Hurricane Ethelbert devastates New York City and Washington, FDC. Jonathon Teague, former executive VP of Highstar Incorporated, is found dead in a Redmond apartment, apparently a suicide.[4]
  • October 20 POLAND: Strikes and riots against the Russian occupation leave the economy in ruins.
  • October 23 UK: The Socialist Worker’s Party is destroyed by an embezzlement scandal.
  • November 9-16: Yamatetsu violates a concord of the Corporate Court in searching for forbidden lost technology and almost triggers a global corporate war.[5]
  • November 10: Cape Town police pull out of the city in the face of unprecedented levels of violence.[1]
  • November 11: The Illinois state legislature passes Special Order 162 (The Cabrini Refuge Act), turning over ownership of the Cabrini Green housing projects to a coalition of ghouls.[1][6]
  • December 4: Humanis Policlub attacks Cabrini Green, killing at least one hundred.[1][7]
  • December 6: With the Treaty of Karlsruhe, the governments of France and the AGS hand control of the Saar-Lorraine-Luxembourg Special Administrative Zone over to a corporate Administrative Council.[1]
  • December 18: Humanis Policlub attacks Cabrini Green again, killing at least one hundred. Knight Errant releases a statement that the company will continue to provide security to the refuge.[8]
  • The musician James "Dark Angel" Crull and his wife/manager Lili "Icelady" Ice disappear and their house burns to the ground after they announce their album Earthdawn: The Scourge.[9][10]
  • The Justice Syndicate releases the "Mather Syndicate" report, exposing the conditions at the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago. The city is forced to reclaim the projects, but refuses to recognize the tenants' contracts, declaring the projects abandoned and freeing the city from any legal obligations to provide services to its residents.[11]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p.75
  2. o06807513Elven Fire p.68
  3. o20709502California Free State p.19
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 o27827479One Stage Before pg. 62
  5. Shadowplay
  6. o44216104Bug City pgs. 96-97
  7. o44216104Bug City pg. 98
  8. o44216104Bug City pg. 99
  9. o90603228Dark Angel p.57
  10. o60859285Attitude pgs. 50-51
  11. o44216104Bug City pg. 96


  • 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][2]
  • February 16: The Chancellor of the Allied German States is assassinated at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, UCAS.[1]
  • April 30: Tír Tairngire locks down Crater Lake.[1][3]
  • May 2: The Crater Lake lockdown becomes public news.[1]
  • May 8: Tír Tairngire shoots down a Sioux Nation military scout for violating the no-fly zone around Crater Lake.[1]
  • May 11 UK: HKB takes control of the Transys Neuronet board.[1]
  • May 12: Yucatán rebels bomb an oil refinery, killing 127.[1]
  • May 17: The Seventh Church of the Guiding Hand is founded.[1]
  • May 24: A semi-ballistic flight to Tokyo crashes short of the runway, killing 119.[1]
  • 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.[1][4]
  • June 10: An MIT&T expedition to Crete announces its discovery of relics and artifacts corresponding to the legendary location of Atlantis.[1]
  • June 24: Proteus AG completes the Emden arkoblock in the Allied German States.[1]
  • July 1 UCAS: The shadowrunners known as the D-Team, with D standing for Dunkelzahn, make their first appearance.[1]
  • 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.[5]
  • August 30 UCAS: The first rumors emerge of Black Hammer, a Matrix utility that mimics the deadly effects of Black IC.[1]
  • September 7: The UCAS Congress passes the Endangered Species Act, which protects a number of Awakened creatures.[1]
  • October 26 SPAIN: Sol Media Group acquires numerous Latin American media and telecomm companies.[1]
  • 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 after the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge was awakened, she was not killed by the German military as was formerly believed. Winters' 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 named APEX, euthanizing the Great Dragon, or simply leaving her imprisoned where she was. During the aftermath, the recruit is approached by Lofwyr for potential employment.
  • December 16 EUROPE: An unknown scientist proposes that elven cells resist aging. He calls the phenomenon the Stopwatch Complex.[1]
  • 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.[6]
  • Martin de Vries ends a vampire serial killer's fifteen-month reign of terror in Minneapolis/St. Paul with extreme force.[7]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 76
  2. o44216104Bug City pg. 99
  3. o57038227Target: Awakened Lands pg. 86
  4. o28533826A Killing Glare pg. 63
  5. o44216104Bug City pg. 111
  6. o9865633210 Mercs p.6
  7. o40000561Prime Runners p.14


  • January 17 AZTLAN: Fighting in Yucatán escalates to full scale civil war.[1]
  • February 13 JAPAN: Fuchi begins constructing a deep space outpost at Lagrange Point 2.[1]
  • March 11 UCAS: The Universal Brotherhood opens its Project Hope camps in the Redmond Barrens of Seattle.[1]
  • April 24 UCAS: A group called the Compensation Army sets up camps in DeeCee, demanding compensation for land ceded to the NAN.[1]
  • May 31 UCAS: Missing persons cases nationwide rise dramatically. Law enforcement agencies struggle to find a reason.[1]
  • July 9 UCAS: The Project Hope camps are shut down for health reasons.[1]
  • 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 22 UCAS: In Chicago, a mega-hive of insect spirits, a previously unknown form of spirit, swarms the city. The UCAS government immediately mobilizes the military.[1]
  • 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.[1][2]
  • August 24 UCAS: FedPol troops are sent in to subdue the Compensation Army in DeeCee.[1]
  • August 26 UCAS: The federal government begins making supply drops into the CCZ.[1]
  • September 16 UCAS: Government officials meet with the Tír Princes and Lofwyr for advice on handling the CCZ.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • October 4 UCAS: Construction of a line of walls around the CCZ is completed.[1]
  • November 22 AGS: A joint corporate force uses bug paranoia as an excuse to “liberate” much of Berlin.[1]
  • November 24 TÍR TAIRNGIRE: The cordon around Crater Lake is relaxed.[1]
  • December 13 UCAS: The light carrier Wolverine and two guided missile frigates are stationed near Chicago.[1]
  • December 29 UCAS: A shadow document describing the true situation in Chicago goes public.[1]
  • December 31 GLOBAL: The first rumors of Otaku, children who access the Matrix without a cyberdeck, begin to emerge.[1]
  • 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.[3]
  • Doris, Shield Wall's second sasquatch singer, passes away from cancer.[4]


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  2. Mob War! p. 15
  3. o60859285Attitude pg. 48
  4. o60859285Attitude pg. 54






  • The Mob War erupts in Seattle.[1]
  • January 18 CAS: Vice President Ivory McCabe is elevated to president after President Oliver Jackson dies of a sudden heart attack. [2]
  • 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. [3]
  • 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.[2]
  • February 26 UCAS: Post Ares's "Operation Extermination", President Haeffner lifts the quarantine around the Chicago Containment Zone (CCZ). Riots break out as refugees from the CCZ attempt to flee the area and surrounding areas push back, but civil authorities manage to broker a peace. Thousands stuck within the CCZ discover that despite the announcement, Chicago remains excised from the modern world.[2]
  • April 19 AGS: Saeder-Krupp finished construction of the Essen arcology, which is hailed as a triumph of modern engineering.[2]
  • June 10 SCANDINAVIAN UNION: Erika announces the Wireless Matrix Initiative. Building on the cellular network, the WMI promises complete Matrix integration within five years. Several other corporations begin working on projects based on similar technology, including Renraku, Novatech, and Mitsuhama.[2]
  • August 3 JAPAN: Renraku successfully recaptures the AI Morgan, and utilizes sections of her programming to develop the Arcology Expert Program (later to be known as the infamous AI Deus). Housed in the SCIRE, it controls the day-to-day care of more than 90,000 people.[2]
  • August 10 TÍR TAIRNGIRE: Rinelle ke’Tesrae, a grassroots social movement, is formed in Tír Tairngire and calls for a democratic system to be established. Despite attempts by Tír officials to suppress news of the group’s activities, stories are released in Seattle, UCAS, and the California Free State.[2]
  • October 15 CARIBBEAN LEAGUE: In an effort to limit fighting between houngan throughout the Caribbean League, Nadja Daviar declares that the contest for their undeclared leader to receive the talon clippings left to them in Dunkelzahn’s will must be completed by December 31, 2060.[2]
  • November 10 ECUADOR: Proteus AG secretly begins construction of a space launch facility which will be revealed to the public in 2061.[2]
  • Renraku Europe relocates its HQ from Berlin to Munich and begins the construction of an arcology on the grounds of former Hellabrunn zoo.


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  3. Shadowrun (1994 video game)