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. For the timeline covering the period before the Shadowrun storyline please see this article Shadowrun Prehistory Timeline

This Shadowrun timeline covers in-universe events from circa 1989 (when the game was first published) to the in-game current day.

1980-1989[edit | edit source]

1980[edit | edit source]

1984[edit | edit source]

1986[edit | edit source]

1987[edit | edit source]


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Slouching toward Apocalypse (1990-1999)[edit | edit source]

1990[edit | edit source]

1991[edit | edit source]

1992[edit | edit source]

1993[edit | edit source]

1994[edit | edit source]

1995[edit | edit source]

1996[edit | edit source]

1997[edit | edit source]

1998[edit | edit source]

1999: Seretech Decision[edit | edit source]

  • January 8: The International Brotherhood of Teamsters rejects the New York City government's final contract offer and ratifies strike action. [1]
  • February 2: The Canadian government pushes the Dene tribe off their land (ignoring their pending claim) to use it for further business development. [1]
  • April 12: A mob attacks a Seretech medical research truck in NYC, the ensuing riot killing 20 employees and 200 civilians. [1]
  • May 6: State and federal governments sue Seretech for criminal negligence over the NYC riots. [1]
  • September: Members of the Canadian Mohawk tribe block off raods leading to their reservations around Oka, Kahnawake, and Kanesatake in Quebec and declare themselves the Sovereign Mohawk Nation.[2]
  • October 3: After a four-week stand-off and several failed assaults, the Canadian military wiped out the Sovereign Mohawk Nation. Surviving members of the Mohawk tribe were moved from other reservations to a "Protection Center' near Swift Current, Saskatchewan. In an unprecedented and unexpected move, the US Government relocated American Mohawks to the Canadian internment camp as well.[2]
  • October 26: (United States vs. Seretech Corporation) The Supreme Court of the United States finds that corporations have the right to maintain a private army. [1]
  • November 6: Australia's first referendum regarding whether to become a republic fails; it remains a monarchy. [3]


Beginning of an Interesting Century (2000–2009)[edit | edit source]

2000:  First Shiawase Decision[edit | edit source]


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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 9
  4. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 60

2001: Second Shiawase Decision[edit | edit source]


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  2. o39057206Corporate Shadowfiles p. 19
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  4. o84296706Germany Sourcebook p. 21
  5. o48834768Missions p. 52

2002: Resource Rush Begins[edit | edit source]


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  4. o79645619Corporate Download p. 32 - 34
  5. 5.0 5.1 o84296706Germany Sourcebook p. 21

2003: A Shrinking World And A Disappearing Government[edit | edit source]

  • March 24: BAE Systems and the Japan Aerospace Corporation introduce their joint development project: Ghost, a suborbital plane capable of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 76 minutes. Corporate orders generate a wait list several years long.[1]
  • May 13: Originally bred to detect water pollutants, GloFish are publicly marketed as aquarium pets.[1]
  • July 8: The USA government dissolves Washington, D.C.'s municipal government, assuming direct control.[1] [2]
  • November 19: The worst flash flood in recorded history hits Germany's North Sea's coast, thousands dying during the flood itself as well as during the following few weeks from chemical poisoning. The German government orders nuclear power plants be shut down to prevent further catastrophe.[1][3]


2004:  Good Nukes Gone Bad[edit | edit source]


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  4. o66933837London Sourcebook p. 124
  5. o03317300Target: Wastelands p. 21, 34

2005: New York City[edit | edit source]

  • March 25: United States President Phillip Bester eliminates public funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Public Broadcasting System breaks up shortly thereafter and private broadcasters quickly consume its resources.[1]
  • May 13: Belarus invades Poland and the Ukraine, beginning the Border Wars.[1][2]
  • August 12: a 5.8 earthquake flattens Manhattan, killing more than two hundred thousand people.[1][3]
  • The United Nations moves to a provisional headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.[4]
  • September 2: President of the Republic of Korea Dae-Jung Rhee is assassinated. General Kyung Han Yoon, Commander of the Army, takes power and accuses the Democratic People's Republic of Korea of sponsoring the assassin. Japan supports Yoon's actions and the Second Korean War begins.[1][5]
  • September 19: The East Coast Stock Exchange moves to Boston.[1]
  • Jaelle Lester establishes the Church of the Whole Earth, Inc.[6]
  • In the wake of the bribery scandal, a special election is called in Mexico. The PRI is swept from power and replaced with a FDN-PAN coalition.[7]


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  2. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 22
  3. Target: UCAS pg. 24
  4. o42265136Loose Alliances pg. 58
  5. o70096438Shadows of Asia pg. 184
  6. Shadows of the Underworld pg. 10
  7. o53561113Aztlan pg. 36

2006: Korean War[edit | edit source]

  • Russia moves to stabilize Belarus, sparking fear of Russian expansionism.[1]
  • April 10: Japan launches a series of solar collector satellites and beams the energy to Earth via microwave.[2]
  • May 12: Boeing's High Speed Civil Transport completes a successful test flight.[2][3]
  • July 27: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) announces the birth of a healthy Tasmanian tiger cloned from frozen DNA samples.[2][4]
  • October 17: A verdict is reached in the years-long court proceedings of Texas Instruments Corporation v. Miroyama Electric in favor of TI. The Japanese courts order Miroyama's assets turned over to TI, revitalizing that company. Miroyama's executives commit seppuku to spare their subordinates from dishonor.[2]
  • November 17: North Korea launches nuclear missiles toward Japan. The warheads fail to detonate. The attack prompts Japan to greater participation in the Second Korean War. Japan eventually refounds itself as the Japanese Imperial State, allowing it to maintain a military and begin a campaign of territorial expansion.[2][5]


2007:  ORO Corporation Formed[edit | edit source]

  • Newly privatized North Korean corporations merge to form Kwonsham Industries to avoid a buyout by South Korean or international megacorps.[1]
  • Spring: Ghana and the Ivory Coast begin the process of withdrawing from the United Nations.[2]
  • August 14: The Medellín, David, and Masaya drug cartels buy out a major resource development company in Villahermosa, Mexico and name it ORO Corporation after the heads of the cartels: Juan Ortega, Julio Ramos, and Diego Oriz.[2][3]
  • November 2: The United States Supreme Court declines a review of the federal government's decision to disband the municipal government of Washington, D.C. President Philip Bester's approval ratings begin to decline.[2]
  • William and Harry, the two Princes of the royal Windsor family of the United Kingdom, die in an airplane crash.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 16
  3. o53561113Aztlan pg. 52

2008: ORO Strikes It Rich[edit | edit source]

  • 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 PANAMA: 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.[2]
  • April 18 USA: In Texas, a new kind of militias is created, allowing governments to assemble armed groups of private citizens to fill gaps in law enforcement..[2]
  • June CENTRAL AMERICA: Several Central American countries withdraw from international copyright treaties. The ORO Corporation positions itself at the head of the emerging technopiracy industry.[2]
  • August 23 GERMANY: 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.[2]
  • November 4 USA: Jesse Garrety is elected as the 45th President of the United States. William Jarman is his Vice-President.[2]
  • Aurélie de Paladines, future president of the French Republic, is born in France.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 17

2009: SOX and Lone Eagle[edit | edit source]

  • 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).[1][2]
  • April 7: Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, is crowned King Charles III of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey.[1][3]
  • 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.[4]
  • May 4: Bavarian resistance to martial law in Germany ends.[4]
  • May 5: United Oil Industries receives the oil rights to one-quarter of the remaining national parks and one-tenth of the remaining Native American reservations in the United States.[1][5]
  • September 18: The Lone Eagle Incident. A SAIM commando force takes control of the Shiloh Launch Facility in northwest Montana. The raiders issue an ultimatum: return all the stolen land or they launch the Lone Eagle ICBMs.[1][5]
  • September 28: After a ten-day standoff, US Armed Forces retake the Shiloh Launch Facility, but not before SAIM launches a Lone Eagle toward Russia. Although the US President warns his Russian counterpart, the missile disappears over the Arctic Circle.[1][5]
  • October 19: In response to the Lone Eagle Incident, the Re-education and Relocation Act is passed in the United States, ordering all Natives with the remotest connection to SAIM to detention centers. In Canada, the Nepean Act is passed, legitimizing internment camps for First Nations while dismantling the Inuit territory of Nunavut.[1][5]


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  2. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 22
  3. o66933837London Sourcebook pg. 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 23
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 o82435997Native American Nations Volume One pgs. 73-74

Rude Awakening (2010-2019)[edit | edit source]

2010: VITAS 1[edit | edit source]

  • 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. [1]
  • 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 where it killed 450 million people; the rest of the world will come to know it as Virally-Induced Toxic Allergy Syndrome (VITAS). VITAS will kill a quarter of the worlds population over the next two years, including Pope John Paul III. [1][2][3]
  • 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.[1]
  • September 16: Michel Beloit buys and restructures BMW, integrating it with Saeder Munitions and Krupp Manufacturing, into what would become Saeder-Krupp. [1]
  • October 28: 10.5 million of the 14 million inhabitants of Madagascar have died from VITAS by this time. [1][4]
  • October 31: Quebec secedes from Canada.[1]
  • 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.
  • 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.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 19
  2. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 97
  3. o98082743Cyberpirates! p. 92-93
  4. o98082743Cyberpirates! p. 93
  5. Mob War! p. 14

2011: The Year of Chaos[edit | edit source]

The Year of Chaos

  • January 13: The first baby is born with the condition that will later be described as Unexplained Genetic Expression.[1]
  • January: The Mexican government dissolves in the wake of VITAS outbreaks. Hundreds of thousands of refugees swarm the US border. [2]Sixth World Almanac claims April 7[1]
  • February: The IRA kills forty-four soldiers of the British Parachute Regiment in Coalisland.[3]
  • 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.[4][5]
  • March: The IRA kills thirty-one soldiers of the British Parachute Regiment in Ulster.[3]
  • March 14: Newsweek magazine is the first media outlet that describes UGE babies as "elves" and "dwarfs."[1]
  • April 14: The IRA destroys the British SAS base in Belfast, killing thirteen operators and eleven Protestant paramilitaries.[6]
  • May: Beginning now and for the next three years, numerous UGE children disappear, are given up for adoption, or simply abandoned.[1]
  • July: Operation Discovery, a clandestine eight-man mission to Mars, makes planetfall and begins its survey.[7]
  • August 15: The Indonesian government collapses following VITAS and several volcanic eruptions.[1]
  • September 3 UK: The basalt columns of Giant’s Causeway rise on the coast of Northern Ireland, taller and more solid than they have ever been. Throughout the year, stone circles erupt from the ground across the United Kingdom.[1]
  • October 31 USA: The annual Samhain ritual in Salem, Massachusetts is attended by some new guests: A ghostly hunting group, later identified as the Wild Hunt, appears out of the evening mist charges around the celebrants.[1]
  • November 18: A tribe of yeti is conclusively identified in Nepal.[1]
  • November 23 GERMANY: The Treaty of Passau settled all remaining disputes about the rights of national and international corporations, effectively guaranteeing extraterritoriality to any corporation larger than a certain size.[8]
  • December 24: The Awakening. [1][8]
    • 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.[9]
    • 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.[7]
    • 00:00:01 - Saeletra makes its one and only appearance.[10]
    • The first mana storm sweeps across the Australian Outback.[11]Sixth World Almanac says February 20[1]
  • December 26: Ley lines and standing stones re-emerge all over Britain. The Great Welsh Dragon Celedyr is sighted over Caerleon.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • A nuclear power plant in Dounreay, Scotland, suffers a meltdown, creating the Scottish Irradiated Zone.[13]
  • The Auvergne volcano in France erupts.


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  2. o12707240Shadowrun 20th Anniversary p. 25
  3. 3.0 3.1 o89952224Tír na nÓg pg. 29
  4. o30783549Shadows of Europe pg. 10
  5. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 22
  6. o89952224Tír na nÓg pg. 30
  7. 7.0 7.1 o48834768Missions p. 52
  8. 8.0 8.1 o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 24
  9. o82435997Native American Nations Volume One p. 74
  10. o26531536Denver: The City of Shadows p. 73
  11. o57038227Target: Awakened Lands p. 17
  12. o66933837London Sourcebook p. 18
  13. 13.0 13.1 o66933837London Sourcebook p. 17

2012: The Big D[edit | edit source]


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  3. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 70
  4. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 81
  5. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 97
  6. o57038227Target: Awakened Lands p. 18

2013: Keruba-Aztechnology Corporate War[edit | edit source]


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  2. o70096438Shadows of Asia p. 202
  3. o03045067New Seattle p.65
  4. o87427754Seattle 2072 p.114
  5. o26531536Denver: The City of Shadows p. 139

2014: Native American Nations[edit | edit source]


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2015: Aztlan[edit | edit source]


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  4. o89952224Tír na nÓg p. 30-31
  5. o98082743Cyberpirates! p.52

2016: The First Nations War[edit | edit source]


2017: The Great Ghost Dance[edit | edit source]


2018: Treaty of Denver[edit | edit source]


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  4. o57038227Target: Awakened Lands p. 18
  5. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 11

2019: Cyberlimbs and Seattle Megalopolis[edit | edit source]


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Brave New World (2020-2029)[edit | edit source]

2020: Great Dragon Destroys Tehran[edit | edit source]

  • Ares launches the Apollo space program.
  • Inuvik becomes capital of Trans-polar Aleut Nation.
  • April 10 Japan launches a series of solar-power-collecting satellites that beam power to Earth via microwaves. [1]
  • May 12 Boeing's High Speed Civil Transport completes a successful test flight.[1]
  • July 12 Aden destroys Tehran, Iran, in response to the Ayatollah's declaration of jihad against metahuman races.[1]
  • July 27 The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) announces birth of formerly extinct Tasmanian tiger cloned from frozen dna samples. [1]
  • October 17 Texas Instruments Corporation wins patent violantion lawsuit against Miroyama Electric and gains all of it's assets. Every Miroyama executive commits seppuku.[1]
  • November: William Jarman is reelected President of the United States.
  • November 17 North Korea launches a nuclear attack on Japan, but the warheads fail to detonate.[1]



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2021: Goblinization[edit | edit source]

  • April 30: Without warning, ten percent of the world's population suddenly mutates. The process then occurs in in utero children. The media calls this transformation "Goblinization."[1]
    • The government of the United Kingdom announces the death of King George VII, who is rumored to have been killed after Goblinizing.
    • The government of Quebec extends full rights to all Goblinized francophone citizens.
    • The government of the Czech Republic offers its full assistance to all Goblinized citizens.
  • May 4: President Joaquim Delmonte of the Dominican Republic announces that his country will accept any Goblinized immigrants after he transforms into an ork.[1]
  • May 14: Swiss officials declare Goblinization the result of an unidentified disease and orders the quarantine of all affected.[1]
  • May 25: In response to the German government rounding up orks and trolls, the Mutant Rights Congress is founded in Cologne and its members threaten civil unrest.[1]
  • May 28: The Japanese Imperial State annexes Yomi Island, Philippines and deports its metahuman population there.[1]
  • June 9: Seattle governor Lindstrom orders the Metroplex Guard to round up the Goblinized and place them in the camps that once held Native Americans.[1]
  • August 3: Time Magazine publishes an article written by McBean describing the effect that Goblinization had on his childhood friend. McBean later expands the content of the article into a novel titled Looking for Gonzo, following the experiences of Jerry "Gonzo" Petersen after becoming a troll.[2]
  • August 23: Texas governor Melissa Santiago-Ortega strong-arms the Welfare Board into giving funds to provide adequate shelter and sanitary facilities for the state's metahuman detention centers.[1]


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  2. o40000561Prime Runners pg. 46, o34954845Sixth World Almanac pgs. 34-35

2022: Race Riots And VITAS 2[edit | edit source]


2023: Metahuman rights[edit | edit source]

  • Febuary 6 USA: The Seattle Police Department goes on strike. [1]
  • Febuary 7 USA: Seattle Governor Lindstrom declares the Seattle Police strike illegal. He promptly fires the entire SPD and contracts Lone Star Security Services to replace it.[1]
  • March 31 GERMANY: The German Parliament officially departs the violence-plagued city of Berlin, completing the year-long move of the German capital to Hanover.[1][2]
  • April 8 US: Marlene Weiss offically withdrew from the Council of Denver, taking with her all American citizens in the Free Zone's government. The Council of Denver is rendered temporarily powerless due to the Treaty having no provision for a quorum with less than full attendance. Construction begins on an "autonomous defense zone" around the United States section of Denver. [3]
  • April 29 GERMANY: Riots break out across Berlin as the city descends into anarchy, leaving 14 people dead, more than 2,000 injured, 14,000 arrested, and causing billions of Deutsche Marks in damages.[1][2]
  • May 30 USA: In Los Angeles, California, the Watts district is nearly leveled by a riot which formed when rumors surface that MLK-Drew Medical Center is hording VITAS 2 serum. By the time the fighting ends, the death toll stands at 23 soldiers, 89 police and 619 civilians.[1][4]
  • June 2 ANYI: After seeing its numbers reduced to about fifteen thousand—mostly orks and trolls—by VITAS, the troll King Kouame banishes the remaining humans, dwarfs, and elves to create a troll and ork-only nation.[1]
  • June 21 FRANCE: An unearthly fog, dubbed “the Mist,” covers large rural areas of Brittany The Mist disrupts magic and attracts paranatural animals. Humans and metahumans caught in the Mist experience overwhelming fear and become lost, causing thousands of people go missing, including the entire population of several towns. The Mist will end up covering most of the region for the next five years.[1][5]
  • July 16 USA: Frances Daniels, a PhD in engineering and a fourth dan black belt in ki-akido, demonstrates a new form of magic. Instead of casting spells, he enhances his body’s physical abilities.[1]
  • July 18 USA: Senator Franklin Moss becomes enraged at Senator Victor Sanchez during a debate over metahuman rights. He challenges his opponent, a known sharpshooter, to a duel. His death the following morning is widely televised and later sold on several video formats.[1]
  • August 28 USA: The Metahuman Bill of Rights is passed in Texas; it guarantees voting privileges, equality in housing, medical care, education, and fair employment for all metahumans.[1]
  • September 1 USA: In the Seattle Metroplex, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) creates the Fort Lewis Zoological Gardens to explore Goblinization and paranormal changes in animals.[1]
  • Humanis Policlub is founded.
  • The United States Supreme Court grants equal rights to metahumans.
  • In Fatima, Portugal, during a visit by Pope John XXV, an 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. [6]
  • 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.[7]
  • Neuro-interface software engineer Moira Thornton invents the synthlink.[8]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 25
  3. o26531536Denver: The City of Shadows p. 33
  4. o20709502California Free State p. 19, 111
  5. o30783549Shadows of Europe, 91-92, 226
  6. o30783549Shadows of Europe, p. 122
  7. o46951772Super Tuesday! pgs. 78, 86
  8. o60859285Attitude pg. 58

2024: First Commercial Simsense[edit | edit source]

  • Febuary 14 USA: In Texas, Governor Santiago-Ortega presides over the opening of the multi-million dollar Metahuman Resource Center in Dallas.[1]
  • July 12 USA: In Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia Tech completes renovations on the formerly unused Ted Turner stadium. The coliseum is covered with an experimental biotech photosynthesis-capable membrane used to produce food and turn solar radiation into usable power.[1]
  • November 5 USA: The USA presidential election is held across the Internet for the first time, using an experimental electronic voting system. Due to the recently passed 29th Amendment, President Jarman becomes the first three-term president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. The opposition claims fraud in the landslide vote, but they cannot produce any evidence to support their accusation.[1]
  • November 11 SWITZERLAND: The Magic Regulation Bill is passed which limits the use of magic almost exclusively to corporate and government forces.[1]
  • November 14 GLOBAL: Using ASIST technology, the first Simsense entertainment unit (a kind of sensory video player) becomes available on the open market. The high price of the unit limits sales to research institutions, large corporations, and the ultra-wealthy.[1]
  • November 15 SWITZERLAND: After new elections are held the cantons of the CSF rejoin Switzerland, but the cantons of Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, and Vaud refuse to accept the MSL under Switzerland’s “Opting-Out Law.” These cantons become safe havens for metahumans in Switzerland.[1]
  • After a prolonged succession dispute, George Edward Richard Windsor-Hanover becomes King George VIII in England.
  • Pope John XXV issues the Imago Dei encyclical: Metahumans have souls and are capable of salvation. Magical abilities are not inherently evil. Spirits are manifestations of nature (gray area).[2]
  • Theobald Sarentin appears, agitating for a separate Elvish state with Germany.
  • The 33rd Olympic Summer Games take place in Munich.[3]


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  2. o30783549Shadows of Europe p. 11
  3. o84296706Germany Sourcebook, pg. 82

2025: NFL gets cybered[edit | edit source]

  • January 20: William Jarman is inaugurated as President of the United States for the third time.[1]
  • March 11 USA: As part of a massive revitalization project, Truman Technologies begins relocating residents of the Chicago’s Southside.[1]
  • March 21 UK: The United Kingdom Constitution Act is passed. It formally defines the roles of British Parliament and Royalty. The Office of the Lord Protector is created for the purpose of administrating internal and national security. [1]
  • March 24 PHILIPPINES: After Japan appoints Fukatsu Saru governor, he rapidly turns the nation into a police state. He orders the censoring all media, except for those from Japan.[1]
  • March 30 HONG KONG: Conflicts between China and the Phillipines cause a flood of refugees from both countries, threatening to overwhelm the city’s infrastructure. This will continue for the next five years. [1]
  • April 1 USA: The National Football League's first cyber-modified player, linebacker Mario Sanchez of the Philadelphia Eagles starts playing. Due to concerns about these new athletes' unfair advantages over unenhanced players, this type of modification will be restricted to those who need reconstruction due to injury.[1]
  • July 10 UK: The New Druidic Movement in the UK gains a foothold in the government when Lord Marchment, one of their leading figures, is appointed Lord Protector of Great Britain.[1]
  • The Conservationist Party wins the general election in Great Britain. Kenneth Redmond becomes the new Prime Minister.
  • British police start routinely arming its officers with firearms.
  • In Ireland, the "Walsh's hookers" scandal end the career of three government ministers, two businessmen and one bishop.
  • New York Jets quarterback Tim Washington, sporting a cyberarm, throws a Super Bowl-winning 99-yard touchdown pass.
  • The Optical Music Networking Interface (OMNI) is invented.
  • Building of the Southside monorail in Chicago, UCAS, begins.
  • The European Space Agency is privatized, mainly to the profit of Saeder-Krupp.
  • The African Rhino is considered extinct in the wild; the only remaining specimens are in captivity.
  • UCLA establishes first undergraduate program in occult studies.[2]
    • Followed by Texas AMM (Agriculture, Medicine, and Magic) and MITT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Thaumaturgy).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 38
  2. o20709502California Free State p. 19

2026: Magic Goes Mainstream[edit | edit source]

  • January 30 PHILLIPINES: Continuing his creation of a police state, Governor Fukatsu Saru bans the manufacture, sales, and ownership of firearms for private individuals. He follows this with laws against all manner of technology, including combustion engines, Matrix gear, and even medical supplies, citing their potential for use as weapons.[1]
  • March 22 GERMANY: After a year of diligent work, a coalition government successfully liberalizes previously restrictive magical research laws. This also grants local political entities large administrative freedoms that will be under the watchful eye of a separate oversight committee as part of the research liberalization.[1]
  • May 1 UK: Oxford and Edinburgh universities establish Bachelor of Science degrees in occult studies despite arguments disputing the legitimacy of magic as a viable degree.[1]
  • May 1 SIOUX: The Bureau of High Technology ruled today that only Sioux-based corporations can license technology from the University of Cheyenne, halting to any negotiations with corporations like Aztechnology and Shiawase. [1]
  • July 25 USA: The first cyberterminal is tested for military intelligence applications. A room-sized isolation chamber using multiple jackpoints and hookups, the system allows the operator to interface directly with the world data networks using their minds. Early attempts to use the system drive many volunteers mad.[1]
  • November 2 USA: In the Seattle Metroplex, Brian O'Malley from Milwaukee is named head of the Finnigan family and Don of the Seattle Mafia. He is assigned to deal with the problem of the Yakuza in the metroplex.[1][2]
  • The World Combat Cyclists League (WCCL) is founded; Combat Biker becomes a major sport.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 39
  2. Mob War! p. 15

2027: Fusion power[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 40

2028: LA Earthquake[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 41
  2. o20709502California Free State p. 19
  3. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 26
  4. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 26

2029: Crash of 29[edit | edit source]

  • January 1 GLOBAL: Funded by military intelligence agencies, prototype cyberterminals are developed by leading computer manufacturers like Sony Cybersystems, Fuchi Industrial Electronics, and RCA-Unisys. [1]
  • January 20: Andrew MacAlister is inaugurated President of the United States.
  • February 8 GLOBAL: The Crash Virus of 2029, a virus program of unknown origin and unprecedented power, attacks computer systems worldwide, crashing systems, wiping software, and even burning out hardware. Within a few months, the virus collapses the entire world data network; “the Crash,” as it is later christened, topple governments, destroy corporations, and bring the world economy to the brink of collapse.[1]
  • February 8 USA: Echo Mirage, a top secret task force, is mobilized to combat the virus. Despite their training and the use of experimental cyberterminals, the linear thinking team of military hackers causes them to be routed by the chaotic power of the Crash Virus.[1]
  • February 8 SPAIN: Angry mobs of poverty-stricken citizens in Asturia use the chaos following the Crash as an opportunity to protest their plight, plundering rich enclaves in the region and forcing the wealthy residents to flee. The state of Euskal Herria uses the resulting unrest as an opportunity to secede. The state of Galicia, meanwhile, uses the threat of secession to extract liberal concessions from the government.[1]
  • February 8 SWITZERLAND: A Crash Virus-caused computer failure causes a Genom Corporation facility to accidentally release an experimental mutagen into Basle, killing thousands of people.[1]
  • February 8 EARTH ORBIT: The Crash Virus permanently disables Harris-3M’s Halo, Angel Station, and Nerva stations, while more than half of the other stations suffer fatal system failures. In the majority all of these cases, all onboard are killed.[1]
  • February 12 UK, IRELAND: In response to the Crash Virus, The United Kingdom and Ireland close their borders, ceasing all traffic in and out of the islands.[1]
  • March 1 USA: After studying data from the first failed attempt at combating the Crash Virus, the directors of Echo Mirage use a presidential emergency order to recruit a new team of erratic but brilliant data processing mavericks from industry and academia.[1]
  • April 9 USA: Despite major security measures, the computer virus infects the national air traffic-control network and causes twenty-seven plane crashes within two hours, killing thousands. Among the dead is Keruba International CEO Kerpan Ubavie; his death severely destabilizes Keruba.[1]
  • April 12 JAPAN: After securing a massive loan from Global Financial Services, corporate raider Inazo Aneki buys out the panicked Keruba International shareholders and forms Renraku Holdings . In the following years Aneki begins building Renraku into a powerful corporate player from it's corporate headquarters in Chiba, Japan. [1]
  • May 1 AZTLAN: A major earthquake hits Tenochtitlan; more than five thousand are confirmed dead with several thousand more missing. Much of the older architecture in the city—including the Metropolitan Cathedral—is destroyed. [1]
  • June 27 FRANCE: Seeking a return to political power, the French nobility stir up rumors that the government is using the Crash to cover-up the plundering of the national coffers by government officials. Angry citizens take to the streets all across the country.[1]
  • July 10 USA: In the Seattle Metroplex, the Redmond district collapses in the aftermath of the Crash Virus due to its dependent on the computer industry. Rapidly escalating crime causes local law enforcement sets up barriers around the district. The district never recovers and is eventually known as the Redmond Barrens.[1]
  • July 14 FRANCE: In a military coup led by Gen. Lepoivere, the Fifth Republic falls amid social chaos and economic disaster.[1]
  • July 30 ITALY: The Crash Virus destroys the Mafia’s worldwide financial network. With their assets gone—and still under attack by the more aggressive and ruthless Vory—the Mafia is forced to return to its roots in other more basic criminal enterprises, delving back into neighborhood protection, drug dealing, and smuggling.[1]
  • August 10 EUROPE: Powerless in the face of the Crash with its member states collapsing around it, the European Union is officially dissolved.[1]
  • August 20 SWITZERLAND: Switzerland’s banks recover relatively quickly from the Crash Virus thanks to paranoid financial protocols set in place before the Crash—.[1]
  • August 30 USA: The new Echo Mirage team enters the worldwide data network to battle the Crash Virus armed with improved cyberterminals. Eighteen minutes after entry, four members are dead from lethal biofeedback. Their sacrifice isn’t wasted as scientists analyze the data taken from their cyberterminals and learn how to combat the biofeedback generated by the Crash Virus. Also, it is noted with horror by corporate observers that no computer security protocol in existence can slow down a cyberterminal user. Funds flow into corporate research programs searching for ways to prevent intrusion by hackers using cyberterminals.[1]
  • November 10 SALISH-SHIDHE COUNCIL: The Salish-Shidhe Council opens its borders to all metahumans, not just Native Americans. First generation UGE elves from a variety of tribes move to the Mount Rainier area and form a new tribe called the Sinsearach. Dwarves, orks, and trolls move to the area as well, but in smaller numbers.[1][2]
  • November 28 USA: The new Echo Mirage team slowly learns techniques that allow them to isolate and contain the virus. Equipped with the new combat programs and beefed-up, slimmed-down cyberterminals, they begin a two-year process of purging the Crash Virus from global computer systems.[1]
  • The Native American Nations open their borders to all metahumans.[2]
  • Iceland becomes a protectorate of Trans-polar Aleut Nation.


A New World Order (2030-2039)[edit | edit source]

2030: UCAS[edit | edit source]

  • February 4 USA: In Detroit, Michigan, Ares Macrotechnology CEO Nicholas Aurelius retires.[1]
  • February 22 USA: In Big Sur Coast, California, pesticides and chemical fertilizers used by agrobusinesses in the northern region pollute the area so badly it is no longer able to sustain life. Instead of offering to clean up the area, the agrobusinesses abandon it.[1]
  • March 11 PORTUGAL: A small IT corporation called Aegis Cognito makes a name for itself recovering and reconstructing data lost in the Crash. Aegis will eventually become one of the largest private intelligence contractors in the world.[1]
  • April 8 USA: In Chicago, Illinois, simsense gets an added boost in design and concept when Dan Truman of Truman Technologies founds a colony of writers, painters and other artistic experts to work on the chips. The area grows as other corporations follow Truman’s model to branch into simsense technology.[1]
  • April 30 USA: In the Seattle Metroplex, Campana & Carrindum Technical Industries accuses Aztechnology of engineering the Crash Virus and launches a series of assaults on Aztechnology facilities. Aztechnology defends itself and completely wipes out C&C. To prevent any such “misunderstandings” in the future, Seattle’s most powerful corporations form the United Corporate Council (UCC)[1]
  • May 16 FRANCE: Brittany, still plagued by the Mist, is designated an autonomous region. Under the charismatic leadership of High Druid Gwendal Le Pellec, the High Council of Brittany is established to rule the region.[1]
  • June 1 ASAMANDO: Thousands of ghouls gather in Northern Ghana along the Black Volta River. Under the leadership of Thema Laula the ghouls found their own nation, naming it Asamando after the Asante land of the dead.[1]
  • October 15 UCAS: President MacAlister and Canadian Prime Minister Harold Frazier sign a treaty, the Act of Union, to merge the remaining states of America with what is left of Canada to form the United Canadian and American States. This includes Canada’s major industrial center and even more importantly, her remaining natural resources.[1]
  • November 29 CARIBBEAN LEAGUE: A study of the infamous Bermuda Triangle by the University of Chicago Magical Studies Department finds no magical anomalies strong enough to affect large physical objects such as planes or ships. The only hint of magical activity is a low background count that gives astral space in the area a “fuzzy” appearance.[1]
  • Winter SALISH-SHIDHE COUNCIL: Aithne Oakforest, Sean Laverty, and Lugh Surehand start a swift rise to power in the southern region. Around the same time, the a soft spoken author known only as Ehran the Scribe appears in Portland.[1][2]
  • Awakened forces in Russia seize Siberia.
  • Brian O'Malley is shot and killed in his home by Yakuza assassins. A retaliatory hit the next day kills the Yakuza oyabun responsible, along with his lieutenants. Losses on both sides of the Mafia/Yakuza conflict result in a truce. Patrick Finnigan becomes don of his family and the capo of Seattle. [3]
  • Yakut proclaims independence from Russia.
  • The city of Sydney declares its independence from Australia.
  • The elven duchy of Pomorya is established in Germany.
  • The Defense Government in France officially charges the Druidic Revival of Britanny movement to monitor the Mist.
  • Nicholas Aurelius retires as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Ares Industries. He is replaced by his son Leonard.
  • Francis Daniels is killed during riots in Washington DC
  • The Super Bowl is canceled.
  • Concrete Dreams plays its first show at Club Penumbra in Seattle, UCAS
  • Germany's first commercial fusion power plant goes online in Garching near Munich.
  • India launches a tactical nuclear weapon against Kashmir, because of Pakistani support of insurgents. Pakistan responds with four of its own tactical nuclear weapons.Two explode on the launchpad.The other two successfully detonate in Kashmir. The UN and Corporate Court prevent the situation from escalating. A Corporate Court covert op task force removes the rest of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 48
  2. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 27
  3. Mob War! p. 15
  4. o70096438Shadows of Asia p. 53, 65, 66, 67

2031: First Euro-War[edit | edit source]


  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 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 49
  2. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 27
  3. Mob War! p. 15

2032: Eurowar I[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 50
  2. o67992490Shadowbeat pg. 7, o60859285Attitude pgs. 45-47
  3. o67992490Shadowbeat pg. 59
  4. Mob War! p 15

2033: Nanosecond Buyout[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 51
  2. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 27

2034: Amazonia, CAS, Tír na nÓg[edit | edit source]


  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 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 52
  2. 2.0 2.1 o89952224Tír na nÓg p. 33
  3. o89952224Tír na nÓg p. 34
  4. o53561113Aztlan p. 39

2035: Tir Tairngire[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 53
  2. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 29
  3. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 30

2036: California Free State[edit | edit source]


  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 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 54
  2. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 30-31
  3. o20709502California Free State p. 19
  4. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 62
  5. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 32

2037: Denver Data Haven[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 55
  2. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 32
  3. o20709502California Free State p. 19
  4. 4.0 4.1 o82435997Native American Nations Volume One pgs. 75
  5. 5.0 5.1 o57446066Native American Nations Volume Two pgs. 59
  6. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 28

2038: Lambeth Riots[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 56
  2. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 28

2039: Night of Rage[edit | edit source]


  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

Corporate Mess (2040-2049)[edit | edit source]

2040: Azania[edit | edit source]


  1. o28911980The Universal Brotherhood A Web of Deceit Chapter One
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 58
  3. Shadows of Asia pg. 94
  4. o35702881Shadowrun Third Edition pg. 29; o34954845Sixth World Almanac puts the year as 2039.
  5. Ibid. pg. 31
  6. Shadows of Asia pg. 184

2041: Flight 329[edit | edit source]


2042: Wyrm Talk[edit | edit source]


  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 1.17 1.18 1.19 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 60
  2. o89952224Tír na nÓg p. 34
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 29
  4. Mob War! p 15

2043: Seoulpa Rings[edit | edit source]


  1. o28911980The Universal Brotherhood A Web of Deceit Chapter One
  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 2.16 2.17 2.18 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 61
  3. 3.0 3.1 o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 29
  4. o89952224Tír na nÓg p. 34
  5. o70096438Shadows of Asia p. 94, 119
  6. Mob War! p. 15
  7. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 27

2044: The Oyabun[edit | edit source]

  • April 7 ATHABASKAN COUNCIL: The council designates sasquatches as a sapient species, according them the same inalienable rights as metahumans. They are one of the first nations in the world to do so.[1]
  • Spring CZECH REPUBLIC: The University of Prague refocuses their magical training into on cross-traditional approaches, garnering worldwide recognition.[1]
  • May: Chancellor Alfons Hunggarten attempted to break the monopoly of foreign corporations. The South German League collapses after corporations withdraw their support. A constitutional council is established to reorganize Germany.[2]
    • May 10: All South German datagrids ceased to function for the next three days.[2]
    • May 14: South German economy stood on the brink of collapse and the Association of German Unions called for a general strike.[2]
    • May 15: Several dragons flew in formation over the cities of Munich and Stuttgart, which many residents took as a bad omen.[2]
    • May 16: Foreign governments froze any assets of the South German Federation held in their banks.[2]
    • May 17: The security force MET2000 dissolved its contract with the South German government, depriving it of an army.[2]
    • May 18: Chancellor Alfons Hunggarten is forced to resign.[2]
  • July 18 MIDDLE EAST: War breaks out between Iran and Iraq, which quickly embroils much of the Middle East. Badr al—Din Ibn Eisa resolves the conflict in conjunction with his Islamic Unity Movement.[1]
  • July 20 EUROPE: Noted mage Martin de Vris strikes off on a series of one-man vampire hunts.[1]
  • September 10 UCAS: Construction begins on the Renraku Arcology in the Seattle Metroplex, .[1]
  • Fall KOREA: BTL abuse climbs to record heights. Over the next ten years it is slowly contained through the efforts of socially conscious groups like the Church of Unifi cation.[1]
  • October 15 UK: Evidence emerges that suggests that the Conservative government encouraged the Adams-Hoffmann Project 42-20, leading to the Conservative’s downfall in the following year.[1]
  • November 6 UCAS: Carl Preston is elected President of the UCAS.[1]
  • November 6 CAS: Joseph Alexander is elected President of the CAS.[1]
  • December 12 UCAS: New Horizons corporation comes under investigation for its Superkids project, overseen by New Horizons CEO Paul Louberge, when one of them commits suicide. The program is shut down when discoveries of extensive genetic manipulation, in conjunction with physical and mental abuse are discovered.[1]
  • December 14 CAS: Several metahumans are tapped for key cabinet posts by President Elect Alexander, which persuades the NAN to lift some of its sanctions.[1]
  • December 25 UCAS: In Connecticut, a casino on the former site of an Indian reservation is hit with a magical explosion that destroys part of the building, killing eighteen people and wounding dozens. A group calling itself Warpath claims responsibility.[1]
  • 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. [3]
  • 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.



  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 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 62
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 29
  3. Mob War! p. 15

2045: German Alliance founded[edit | edit source]


  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 1.17 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 63
  2. o28911980The Universal Brotherhood
  3. o84296706Germany Sourcebook pg. 30
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mob War! p. 15
  5. o98649350Mercurial pp.7-8

2046: The Lost Election[edit | edit source]

  • January 15 EGYPT: The Desert WarsTM are broadcast live, pulling in record-breaking ratings.[1]
  • January 23 AZTLAN: Earthquakes in southern Aztlan kill 14,000 and trigger a landslide that closes the Panama Canal to all but the smallest ships.[1]
  • January 30 ITALY: Don Lucio Feretti reorganizes the Mafia and creates the Alta Commissione.[1]
  • February 2 TÍR TAIRNGIRE: The professional baseball team Portland Lords is accepted into the MLB.[1]
  • February 12 AZTLAN: The Panama Canal Zone is turned over to Aztlan.[1]
  • April 18 SPAIN: Rapidly growing forests consume Asturias.[1]
  • April 24 CARIBBEAN LEAGUE: Dominican Republic’s government collapses. Pirate interests begin fighting over the country.[1]
  • May 16 UCAS: The simsense program Free Fall, starring Holly Brighton, breaks sim sales records and pushes simsense technology into the mass market.[1]
  • May 19 AGS: Dr. Robert Kortmann elected president.[1]
  • June 2 ISRAEL: Massive mana warp forces the abandonment of Jerusalem.[1]
  • June 4 UCAS: Ares celebrates the 150th anniversary of the automobile in Detroit.[1]
  • July 8: UCAS: The first International Urban Brawl World Cup takes place in Flint, Michigan.[1]
  • July 23 ISRAEL: The UN establishes an Ecumenical Council to rule Jerusalem.[1]
  • July 29 UCAS: Seattle band Shield Wall releases their first album.[1]
  • August 2: AUSTRIA: The Bruckner-Langer HMHVV strain, which turns humans into nosferatu, is isolated in Austria.[1]
  • August 14: HMHVV I's effects on dwarves is recorded, turning them into goblins.[1]
  • August 23 MIDDLE EAST: The UN gains administrative control of the Suez Canal.[1]
  • September 10: CFS: A team of rogue deckers, known as Magestone, 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.[1][2]
  • October 5 UK: Researchers discover an awakened freshwater serpent living in Loch Ness.[1]
  • October 31 UCAS: Seattle rocker Jetblack bursts onto the music scene. His “angst-rock” style rockets him to megastar status.[1]
  • November 16: Humanis Policlub is founded in Texas.[1]
  • December 21: AZTLAN: El Salvador and Nicaragua are both accepted into Aztlan as member states.[1]


2047[edit | edit source]


2048: Operation Reciprocity[edit | edit source]


  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 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg. 66
  2. Target: Wastelands pg. 77
  3. o53561113Aztlan pgs. 43-47
  4. Ibid. pg. 41
  5. o72003334On the Run pg. 31
  6. Mercurial pg. 8
  7. Ibid. pg. 53
  8. Ibid.
  9. Queen Euphoria pg. 67
  10. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.115
  11. o60859285Attitude pg. 47

2049: Semi-Autonomous Knowbot[edit | edit source]


Welcome To Our World (2050-2059)[edit | edit source]

2050: Shadowrun SNES[edit | edit source]


  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 o34954845Sixth World Almanac pg.72
  2. 2.0 2.1 Queen Euphoria pg. 67
  3. Ibid.; o34954845Sixth World Almanac claims the attack happened June 30
  4. o23681902The Grimoire: 15th Edition, 2053 pg. 13
  5. Ibid.
  6. Burning Bright p. 87
  7. o79645619Corporate Download pg. 112

2051: Universal Brotherhood Violence[edit | edit source]

  • 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]


2052: Technology curve[edit | edit source]

  • 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

2053: A new Great Dragon[edit | edit source]


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  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

2054: Atlantis[edit | edit source]

  • 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 when the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge was awakened, she was not killed by the German military, as was formerly believed. 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 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 called APEX, or euthanizing the Great Dragon.  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]
  • 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.


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  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

2055: Bug City[edit | edit source]

  • 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

2056: More Insect Spirit Hives[edit | edit source]


2057: Year of the Dragon[edit | edit source]


2058: Year of the Mob[edit | edit source]

  • 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)

2059: Year of the Corp[edit | edit source]


A New Spin and the Wireless World (2060-2069)[edit | edit source]

2060: Year of the AI[edit | edit source]


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  2. Renraku Arcology: Shutdown pg. 26
  3. Ibid. pg. 49
  4. Ibid. pg. 51
  5. Ibid. pgs. 27-31
  6. Psychotrope
  7. o42265136Loose Alliances pg. 128, Crossroads

2061: Year of the Comet[edit | edit source]

  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • April 5 CFS: General Salto begins crackdown on teaching of Or'zet within the Protectorate.[1]
  • 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 11: Deus forms the Network by downloading its code into the minds of around a thousand metahumans. Unknown to Deus, the AI Maegara was transferred to the Network as well. [2] [1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • July 28: Halley's Comet reaches perihelion.
  • August: Megaera starts competing with Deus for control of the Network by influencing some of its nodes.[2][1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • September 6: The first case of SURGE is reported in the media. Sixth World Almanac says September 5[1]
  • 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 GLOBAL: Fueled by SURGE fears, riots and civil unrest surge around the world. Only a small number of cities and nations are untouched.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.
  • September 23 INDIA:Hundreds of Indian saddhus bathing in the Ganges River are transformed.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • October 29 JAPAN: The Imperial Diet orders the withdrawal of Imperial Marines from San Fransicso post the eruption of the Ring of Fire.[1]
  • 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: Ronin re-establishes his independent identity in the Network and starts working to restore awareness and free thought to other nodes. [2]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[3][1]
  • 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.[3][1]
  • December 8: The Pueblo Corporate Council enters Los Angeles in response to requests for aid.[3][1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[3][1]
    • 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.[3]
  • December 25: The UCAS Department of Health and Metahuman Services establishes definitive proof of the existence of shedim.
  • 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 Comet[edit | edit source]


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  4. o38715534Shadows of North America p.102 "Québec Timeline"
  5. o38715534Shadows of North America p.142 "Tir Tairngire Timeline"
  6. Tails You Lose

2063[edit | edit source]


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2064: Matrix Crash 2.0[edit | edit source]


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  5. o76933476System Failure p. 112
  6. o33031982Vice p.75

2065[edit | edit source]


2066[edit | edit source]


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  2. o39478620Runner Havens p. 62
  3. SOX p. 155

2067[edit | edit source]


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2068[edit | edit source]

  • January 24 KENYA: During 100-year anniversary of the African Cup of Nations, riots erupt when the team from Asamando attempts to gain admittance to the games. The entire team and their coaches are killed in the violence.[1]
  • January 31 SIOUX: Struggling Wind River Corporation goes up for sale. After agreeing to donate ten percent of the agricultural yield to NAN food banks, the Horizon Group beats out Aztechnology, Shiawase, and the PCC. Later in the year, the corp opens the five long-delayed underground agricultural hydroponic farms; each one covering over 20,000 square kilometers, with multiple underground levels. The farms make Horizon the largest corporate agricultural producer in North America.[1]
  • March 4: The reactor of the ESUS arcology in Faulquemont, SOX, suffers a meltdown.
  • March 15 KINGDOMS OF NIGERIA: The Yoruba government strikes a deal with Global Sandstorm for military support, ending the Seven Kings war. The oil pipeline becomes fully operational, bringing huge profits to Global Sandstorm and participating Nigerian Kingdoms. Piracy and corporate infighting rise to an all-time high.[1]
  • May 18 HONG KONG: An astral shallow appears for a short time on the Splendid Dragon Path overlaying the astral image of an actual dragon on the skyway. A shrine is built where the dragon’s head appeared.[1]
  • July 2 THE MATRIX: Virtual marriages are approved as legal by the Corporate Court and in multiple nations around the globe, including UCAS.[1]
  • September 9 HONG KONG: The anti-corporate group 9x9 makes its first appearance in a terrorist strike against corporate holdings in Hong Kong.[1]
  • October 31 EGYPT: While being excavated by the Apep Consortium, archeological sites in Egypt come under assault by a group of Beetle magicians calling themselves the Hem’netjer, forcing multiple sites to be shut down until they can be secured. When excavation continues, Egyptian officials announce that new tunnels have been discovered, and unknown artifacts removed.[1]
  • November 6 Gen. Angela Colloton, famous for her command of the Renraku Arcology situation and for defending against the 2064 coup, is elected President of the UCAS.[1]
  • November 6 CAS: Aaron Franklin is re-elected president.[1]
  • The pro-democracy, anti-corporate underground group 9x9 appears in Hong Kong for the first time.
  • Gen. Keiji Saito is removed from California.


2069[edit | edit source]

  • January 21: Gen. Angela Colloton is inaugurated as the President of the UCAS.
  • March 8 PCC: Two major earthquakes from the San Andreas and San Pedro Shelf fault lines rock the West Coast. Centered in Los Angeles, they causing widespread destruction never seen before in California. Parts of Southern California and the Central Valley fall below sea level, and after being hit with a tsunami, Los Angeles and other coastal cities are cut off from the mainland, effectively becoming islands. The quakes are powerful enough that people in Africa report seeing well water moving. Mount Rainier, near Seattle, erupts; in the following years, it repeatedly showers Seattle with ash falls. Later it is discovered that the topography of the area has significantly changed, with a vast network of astral constructs in the form of underground tunnels and lagoon-sized sinkholes appearing. This unnatural phenomenon is named the Deep Lacuna and stretches from CalFree north of Los Angeles south into Aztlan. Between the earthquakes, flooding, and appearance of the Deep Lacuna, much of LA is a disaster zone; the entire NAN pitches in for rescue and recovery operations.[1]
  • March 8 UCAS: Manadyne CEO Dr. Carolyn Winters disappears in Boston. Despite massive efforts, no trace of her is ever found.[1]
  • April 15 GLOBAL: Symbionts reach the mass market.[1]
  • May 2 ANGOLA: Angolan troops occupy two contested diamond fields in the former area of Namibia. a militarized conflict zone results when, in response, Universal Omnitech sends mercenary troops in. [1]
  • May 5 UK: Princess Caroline is coroneted as Queen five days after King George VIII passes away.
  • July 1 TÍR TAIRNGIRE: Saeder-Krupp reveals the first large buildings produced solely by nanotechnology in Portland. The office complex is considered a major breakthrough in nanite-built structures. S-K announces plans to construct their first ever Seattle offices using the same technology.[1]
  • November 15 UCAS: MIT&T publishes “The Virtuakinetic Phenomenon,” regarding an individual, Patient “V”, who is apparently able to manipulate the Matrix by thought alone. "V" disappears shortly afterwards, the apparent victim of an unwilling extraction.[1]
  • December 24 CONGO: The Kinshasa-Brazzaville sprawl is taken over by Kobíkela, an organization of tribal shaman and Awakened sapient non-metahumans. They inform Corporate interests that it is now the capital of the Congo Tribal Lands and all residents are now under their jurisdiction.[1]
  • Riots rock Munich as news spreads about a doctor at Martinsried University Hospital performing involuntary sterilizations on metahuman women.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 96

Emergence (2070-2079)[edit | edit source]

2070: A Brave New Wireless World[edit | edit source]

  • The start of o90760406Shadowrun Fourth Edition.
  • April 11: UK: The great dragon Rhonabwy signs a contract with Evo’s MetaMatrix branch to produce a daily music review blog called Soothing the Savage Beast.[1]
  • June 30: The Hong Kong Incident. 342 patients and 58 medical staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone, including Dr. Thomas Shalbermat, are killed during a violent escape. Mitsuhama Computer Technologies releases a public statement describing the escapees as violent and unpredictable "technomancers."[2] Date is June 28 in Sixth World Almanac.[1]
  • July 5 SWITZERLAND: The United Nations holds an emergency session to discuss the technomancer threat.[1]
  • August 19: Sojourner an AI makes headline news by hijacking the space station Tlaloc (beginning of the so-called Tlatoc Crisis) [3] Date is August 18 in Sixth World Almanac [1]
  • August 20: Greek authorities confirm that several artifacts, including the Phaistos Disc, were recently stolen from a museum in Herakleion.[4]
  • August 25: Pulsar, another AI supported by Horizon releases its "manifesto" and offers to negotiate with Sojourner.
  • August 26: Proteus AG concludes that an anomalous intrusion into the Okinawa arkoblock's Matrix on this day was caused by a virtuakinetically-active pod of dolphins (techno-critter) attempting to rescue a trapped member from an underwater flue.
  • September 18: DENVER: Public outcry is immense in response to a recording is released by reporter Jane McCrory which shows gruesome images of inhumane corporate experimentation on technomancers. These experiments including children, most of whom were kidnapped from their families. [1]
  • November 2: UCAS: Kenneth Brackhaven wins the Seattle gubernatorial election after Josephine Dzhugashvili withdraws. [1][7][8]
  • November 10: PCC: Horizon releases Persona 2.0, an exclusive multimedia personal blogging, communication, and social rating system in Los Angeles. [1]
  • December: The AI Bai Li officially converts to Buddhism. [9]
  • December 1: UCAS: The technomancer registration bill is passed into law. [1]
  • December 1: EGYPT: Alexandria and Cairo become havens for technomancers and hackers after the Coptic Pope issues a proclamation offering sanctuary to any who are “People of the Book.” Underground railroads are formed across Asia and Europe to bring them into Egypt. [1]
  • December 5: JAPAN: The Diet passes a bill requiring mandatory testing of children for technomancer abilities. Empress Hitomi establishes a government school for young and latent technomancers. [1]
  • December 25: SOX: French military units launch a multi-prong attack against corporate facilities in the SOX area. [1]
  • The Laodicea Order - an religious order of technomancers - is founded by the German Catholic Church. [10]
  • Famed anarchist terrorist Duruti Leon stages a massive campaign of terrorist attacks and assassinations against the citizens of Munich, targeting the rich, corrupted, and beautiful people and corporate execs of the city. After learning that he was being manipulated by NeoNET media subsidiary Neue Bavaria Simsense Studios, he starts a poison gas attack against NeoNET's tent at Oktoberfest and kills himself.[11]
  • The world has recovered somewhat from the Crash 2.0 of 2064. The new Wireless Matrix has replaced the old cyberspace. New corporate superpowers have arisen while others vanished.
  • Rowena O'Malley, Dona of the Finnigan Family, kills Maurice "the Butcher" Bigio and becomes the first capa of the Seattle Mafia.[12]
  • Seattle governor's election: The three main candidates are Julius Strouthers, Josephine Dzhugashvili and Kenneth Brackhaven. [13][14]
  • The Emergence: Technomancers show up all around the world, and a new witch hunt is started by the media, corporations and the bureaucrats.[15]


  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 p. 97
  2. o33187922Emergence ?
  3. o33187922Emergence ?
  4. o60175187Augmentation ?
  5. o60175187Augmentation ?
  6. SOX ?
  7. o39478620Runner Havens ?
  8. o33187922Emergence ?
  9. o33187922Emergence ?
  10. Emergenz ? (German version only)
  11. München Noir ?
  12. o39478620Runner Havens ?
  13. o39478620Runner Havens ?
  14. o33187922Emergence ?
  15. o33187922Emergence ?

2071[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 98
  2. o61900501Ghost Cartels
  3. 3.0 3.1 o61900501Ghost Cartels p. 6
  4. ??(french/german only) p.165
  5. o61900501Ghost Cartels p. 19
  6. o61900501Ghost Cartels p. 63
  7. o61900501Ghost Cartels p. 105-106
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 o61900501Ghost Cartels p. 39
  9. o61900501Ghost Cartels p. 34-36
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 o61900501Ghost Cartels p. 45
  11. o33031982Vice p.87

2072[edit | edit source]

  • 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.[1]
  • February 5: The 2072 Winter Olympics begin in Denver. Aztlan's athletes are barred from competing or even entering the city by ZKF forces.[1]
  • February 28: Roger Soaring-Owl resigns from his position as VP of Knight Errant.[2]
  • 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.[1]
  • May 9: Ares Macrotechnology unveils new nanotechnology designed for space travel applications.[1]
  • May 10: The United Nations Security Council overturns the Sapient Non-Metahuman Rights Accord, prompting vehement protests from Awakened nations.[1]
  • June 1: The Pueblo Corporate Council board of directors defers the Aztechnology vote at the shareholders'[1] 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • November 13: Aztlan declares war on Amazonia after capturing a black ops team inside one of their secret weapons development facilities.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 o34954845Sixth World Almanac p. 99
  2. o33031982Vice p. 180
  3. o23124903War! p. 21
  4. Stolen Souls p. 53
  5. o23124903War! p. 29

2073[edit | edit source]


  1. o23124903War! p.30-31
  2. o23124903War! p.31
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 o77009313Storm Front p.42
  4. o77009313Storm Front p.44

2074[edit | edit source]

  • Sioux Nation sends in a Wildcats team together with 24 more troops to stop the Shedim infesting Flatwillow, an abandoned town previously occupied by a group of gangers. By the time the assault ends, Flatwillow is burning and the Wildcats manage to push the Shedim back into a nearby mine, only for them to escape soon after and eventually take over the town (still occupied to this day)
  • January: Knight Errant releases a report identifying the "Mealtime Killer" as Teresa Castillo from Galveston, Texas, who claimed responsibility for 23 deaths over 7 months.[1]
  • January 15: Marcus Killinger kills (again) in Washington, FDC. A Troll joins him as a second 'We are Free' killer.[2]
  • February 13: Last known sighting of Shapeshifter and Toxic Shaman 'Artaxias' in the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone.[3]
  • March: At Zebulon's behest, Ghostwalker outlaws spirit summoning in Denver.
  • March 3 - 9: Yamatetsu Nautical Technologies suffers 5 aircraft falling apart while mid-flight throughout the week.
  • April: On the 1-year anniversary of the 'Mealtime Killer's' first reported victim, copycat killings take place in 5 continents.[4]
  • April 20: The CAS Marine Corps issues an arrest warrant for Colonel Pura Severn, a suspected Insect Shaman. Severn and 12 fellow soldiers (suspected to be invested with insect spirits) flee before Military Police can arrest her.[5]
  • June 4 - 8: Amazonian aircraft experience a 5-day streak of spontaneous structural failures while mid-flight.
  • June 22: Minuteman Security officer Tyler Lane, in charge of investigating Marcus Killinger, becomes a suspect in another 'We are Free' killing and disappears.[2]
  • July 1: The Second Treaty of Denver expires.[6]
  • July 18: 'We are Free' killing take place in multiple cities all on the same day.[2]
  • July 28: Buildings constructed by Central Industrial in Bogotá spontaneously collapse.
  • August: Shadowrunner teams have destroyed ~24 dragon eggs by this time.
    • Contact with Gagarin Base on Mars is restored after 130 days of radio silence.
  • August 8: Evo Marine Brack Onijigo leads a unit to board the ENF - Akula Krov and then opens fire on two other ships from the same group during a training exercise in the South Pacific. All 3 ships are damaged beyond repair (a clandestine Thor shot sinks the Akula Krov at 2130 hours) and 219 crewmen are lost at sea. From messages to his wife, Onijigo exhibits lack of awareness regarding his activities.[7]
  • August 11: During a Desert Wars battle between the Ares Delta Dogs and the Mojave Rattlers, the latter's Cavalier Arms equipment spontaneously fails.[8]
  • August 18: Hurricane Donald and Sirrurg both land in Borinquen (Puerto Rico) and destroy the NatVat facility, as well as devastating most of the island.[9]
  • August 20: Aztlan's corn crop withers and dies. Within two days, areas that hadn't been rained on by Hurricane Donald also see their corn die, and the infection spreads both north and south. It is referred to as: "Atlacoya blight". Inside of a week, Aztlan see much of it's agricultural strength evaporate.[10]
  • September 1: Ghostwalker has Perianwyr arrested for "illegal bondage of sapient beings" (spirit summoning) and "treason."[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • September 11: A group of seven Evo sailors, possibly under the effects of CFD, hijack an EVO navy ship and are executed by Thor shot.
  • September 12: The DA Murders: Seattle Five members of the Seattle District Attorneys Office, along with at least ten of their family members, are assassinated in their homes. The deaths include District Attorney David Beatty and his wife. ADA Dana Oaks is also initially listed as a sixth member of the DA's office among the dead. Less publicized but part of the same event is the Assassinations of Helen Shaard and the entire Project Freedom staff.[14]
  • 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.[15]
  • 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.[16]
  • 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.[17]
  • October 3: Operation: Marauder: The Aztlan government, following a plan to engage and destroy the Great Dragon Sirrurg, located his base of operation near Roswell after months of searching by Ground Task Force One. The Great Dragon was not present at the time so an alternate plan moved forward, destroying the lair in an attempt to draw Sirrurg into a trap.
    • 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.[18] 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.[19]
  • 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.[19]
  • 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.[20]
  • November: Proposition 23 passes.
  • 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.[21]
  • 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. This marks the effective end of the Great Dragon Civil War. The Assembly sentences Sirrurg to imprisonment.[22] In Asamando, United Nations inspectors are killed by feral ghouls while investigating conditions at the nation's prisons.[23]
  • November 16: Queen Thema Laula of Asamando collapses shortly before a scheduled national address, having suffered a major heart attack.[1]
  • November 25: Queen Thema Laula of Asamando dies. Her daughter Rani Laula is crowned, symbolically devours her mother's heart, and declares a forty-four day period of mourning.[1]
  • 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.[22]
  • 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.[24]
  • December 24: A federal grand jury indicts Edmund Jeffries on a laundry list of felony charges.[25]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 o77009313Storm Front p.141
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 o77009313Storm Front p.171
  3. o45711556Hazard Pay p.36
  4. o77009313Storm Front p.141-142
  5. o45711556Hazard Pay p.31
  6. o77009313Storm Front p.110
  7. o77009313Storm Front p.172
  8. o77009313Storm Front p.165
  9. o98997677Dirty Tricks p. 83, 87-89
  10. o98997677Dirty Tricks p. 88-89
  11. o77009313Storm Front p.87-88
  12. o77009313Storm Front p. 126
  13. o77009313Storm Front p. 88-89
  14. o98997677Dirty Tricks, p. 48
  15. o77009313Storm Front p. 45
  16. o77009313Storm Front p. 89-90
  17. o77009313Storm Front p. 90-91
  18. o77009313Storm Front p. 31
  19. 19.0 19.1 o77009313Storm Front p. 32
  20. o77009313Storm Front p. 108-110
  21. o77009313Storm Front p.46-47
  22. 22.0 22.1 o77009313Storm Front p.60
  23. o77009313Storm Front p.140-141
  24. o77009313Storm Front p.60-61
  25. o77009313Storm Front p.82

2075[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 o77009313Storm Front p.62
  2. o64195111Splintered State p. 4-6
  3. o77009313Storm Front p.61-62

2076[edit | edit source]

  • April: The Stolen Souls post hits Jackpoint, revealing more details about Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder to the shadows. [1]
  • June 4: An iridescent dragon escapes a MIT&T research facility, attacks the Boston NeoNET towers, and is subsequently repelled by the Great Dragon Celedyr. The creature crashes into Fenway Park's Green Monster, flies north to Salem while spreading an iridescent rain cloud, then disappears. [2]
  • June 5: Boston is quarantined by a collaborative effort between the AAA Prime Megacorporations. The local Matrix node is shut down, effectively cutting the city off from the rest of the world, while defenses both technological and magical are implemented to prevent anyone from getting in or out of Boston.
    • Officially, the quarantine is erected to stop a viral encephalitis outbreak. Unofficially, the iridescent dragon infected a large number of people with a dangerous, experimental CFD strain. [2]


  1. o85550532Stolen Souls ?
  2. 2.0 2.1 o13148767Lockdown ?

2077[edit | edit source]

  • The Monads announce themselves to the Corporate Court and outline plans for Project Exodus, scheduled for completion in 2080.
  • UCAS Congressman Thomas Lincoln is assassinated as part of the Black Lodge's internal cleanup.[1]
  • February - November (unspecified date): Samantha Villiers dies of (allegedly) natural causes while running NeoNET's Seattle office. Rumors in the shadows claim it may have been a hit.
  • February 7: The Corporate Court announces the Megacorporate Revision, scheduled to take place over the next few years with the intention to (re)assess the status of all AA and A corporations. The Revision triggers a lot of unrest (and runs) as the scrutinized corporations become targets for AAA takeover as well as attempt to keep their respective statuses by merging with / striking against competitors.
  • March 15: The Megacorporate Revision begins. The Corporate Court starts auditing a number of AA and A corporations to confirm or change their statuses.[2]
  • May: - With an audit of its military equipement finished, the Moroccan government initiated a massive upgrade program for the RMAF, led by Army General Salamah Berrada, the program is expected to last until 2082[3]
  • July - August: Seattle's ACHE overheats over the summer, causing 634 deaths. Unbeknownst to all but a few, the cause was not a design flaw in the building, but rather a drastic maintenance budget cut authorized by Downtown Mayor Nikola Taul, who will try to keep the scandal under lid so as to run for Governor the year after.[4]


  1. ?Dark Terrors p. 52
  2. o15132221Bloody Business ?
  3. ?Shadows in Focus: Morocco p.19
  4. o49943949Cutting Aces p. 25-26

2078[edit | edit source]


2079[edit | edit source]

  • Early 2079: [1] Seattle holds it's first Special Election outside of the normal election cycle to fill the empty gubernatorial seat for the Seattle Metroplex.[2] Out of a field of eight candidates Nikola Taul (Democrat) and Corinne Potter (Technocrat) receive the most votes, neither has a majority so a runoff election is scheduled.[3]
  • January: State of Georgia vs. L. O. Pane, The Confederation of American States brought its first Monad test case to court. The defendant, a Monad known as L. O. Pain, (presumably charged with "First Degree Unsolicited Cerebral Revision" [4]) was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by the Georgia Superior Court, in effect criminalizing CFD.[5]
  • February 10: The great dragon Ghostwalker claims sole jurisdiction over Denver and announces that the governments and all citizens of the CAS, PCC, Sioux Nation and the UCAS have 1 month to leave Denver. The reason given is that the various governments involved had failed to properly administer the Front Range Free Zone and protect its citizenry, along with accusing them all to be complicit in a plot to kill him.[6] Anyone remaining in Denver after the deadline would become a citizen of the FRFZ and have to swear fealty to Ghostwalker. [7]
  • Late February and early March: A series of astral rifts or “Rips in Reality” appear all over the Denver area allowing travel to and from an unknown metaplane. An assortment of entities move out of the rifts and a few unlucky individuals fall through or are sucked into them. After mid-March the rifts become less frequent and then stop all together. Long time Denver residents claim that such rifts have occurred before in the past but have never been as prevalent as the current event. Most reports are over the twelve years between 2062 and 2074 with 2067 being the most active year.[8]
  • March 10: Ghostwalker’s deadline for all foreign governments and citizens to freely leave the FRFZ is reached. Per orders, the ZDF locks down the city.[9]
    • a Matrix blackout is initiated, isolating the Denver Grid from the public and megacorporate grids. Some information still manages to get in and out through the Denver Nexus.
    • Airports are closed and all of Denver’s major entrances and exits are blockaded. Those still inside the borders but trying to leave are sent back and inbound traffic is turned away.
    • One passenger jet liner, Shin-Delta Flight 401, ignores the order to turn away and is shot down for entering restricted airspace.
    • UCAS and CAS forces had previously assembled along the border in a standoff with the Zone Defense Force. The UCAS task force commander ordered all forces to attack. (CAS forces however held fast). Sixteen UCAS and a four ZDF aircraft were lost in the brief aerial skirmish. Ghostwalker himself then made a battlefield appearance, casting a spell described as “a massive wall of white hot fire” between the FRFZ and UCAS forces, Ghostwalker then made the following proclamation: “This is once again my domain, whole and complete. Everything and everyone within it belongs to me. Those who wanted to leave had their chance. Consider this my final warning: do not attempt to return, for if you do, you will only find death. For now, leave with your lives while you still have them.” CAS and UCAS forces then disengaged and withdrew from the FRFZ territory.
  • Mid 2079 [10] Corinne Potter (Technocrat) defeats Nikola Taul (Democrat) in the Special Election Runoff and is elected to the governorship of the Seattle Metroplex.[11]
  • July: Big Tech, a Troll and Ork Matrix corporation based in Sweetwater (Atlanta), lands a contract with Ares Macrotechnology that most people expected to stay internal.[12]
  • September 29: (UCAS vs NeoNET) The Corporate Court states that Richard Villiers is not 'directly' responsible for the events leading up to Boston's 2076 quarantine and subsequent destruction. Rather, it was an oversight by NeoNET as a whole, making Villiers 'grossly negligent' as CEO. The case's decision directly lead to NeoNET's dismantling.[13]
  • Early December Ares Macrotechnology begins an upgrade program of all military and paramilitary assets starting with a two-month rotation of new equipment into various Ares’ military units followed by a six-month training-and-shakedown tour. After which, all units will be redeployed to their previous duty stations.[14]
  • December 10: Explosions destroy several floors of the Ares Macrotechnology HQ building in downtown Detroit during an emergency board meeting called by Arthur Vogel. An initial death toll of fifty seven is reported, however some are listed as “missing” pending confirmation. Among those listed as missing are several members of the Ares board of directors, most prominently Mr. Vogel himself. Former CEO Damien Knight takes full and complete control of the corporation, under emergency powers, until new board members can be selected.[15]


  1. Note - no date is given, it's probably January or February but possibly as late as April or May.
  2. o49943949Cutting Aces, p. 24
  3. o79981650The Complete Trog, p. 91
  4. o35506625Chrome Flesh, p. 221
  5. ?Dark Terrors, p. 72
  6. o14295424Ripping Reality, p.6
  7. o79981650The Complete Trog, p.53
  8. o14295424Ripping Reality, p.3, p.6-9, p.56
  9. o14295424Ripping Reality, p.59
  10. Note - no date is given, it's probably in March or April but possibly as late as June of July.
  11. o79981650The Complete Trog, p. 91
  12. o79981650The Complete Trog, p. 171
  13. ?Dark Terrors, p. 81
  14. ?Dark Terrors, p. 18
  15. ?Dark Terrors, p. 21

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