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  • 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