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 DragonSirrurg 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.
July: The nature of HMHVV begins to change. The Infected start noticing increased sensitivity to sunlight and spontaneous cyberware rejections.
July 18: The Great DragonGhostwalker 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).
Shortly after Hestaby's speech to the UN, Alamais establishes a stronghold near GeMiTo, a feral city. Intent on advancing his beliefs of Dragon superiority, the Great Dragon attracts a number of adult dragons to follow him, turning the area into their feeding grounds--every day a dozen or so dragons preyed upon the inhabitants of the sprawl, consuming upwards of 300 metahumans a day. By the time it is all over, ninety thousand metahumans are killed and eaten, prompting Lofwyr to intervene during the Great Dragon Civil War. 
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.
July 30: Hestaby retaliates against Saeder-Krupp and its subsidiaries; attacking Dubai -- summoning spirits and using powerful magics to carve up Saeder-Krupp's Middle East division headquarters. There are no fatalities during her attack on the forty-seven story high rise, despite turning it into rubble.