A Timeline of the Sixth World and Seattle

  • 1987

    • Liam O'Conor, Elf and Spike Baby, is born in Dublin.
  • 1991

    • Daniel Coleman, later Daniel Howling Coyote, is born.
  • 1999

    • The Seretech Decision gives corporations the right to maintain private armed forces.
  • 2000

    • "Century Ferrets," one of the world's first paracritters, are discovered near Chicago.
    • The first Shiawase Decision is handed down.
  • 2001

    • The second Shiawase Decision is handed down. Multinational Corporations achieve extraterritoriality – their property is now treated as sovereign and they have absolute authority within it.
  • 2002

    • The Resource Rush – The U.S. Government confiscates and redistributes the land of First Nations people.
  • 2005

    • An earthquake flattens Manhattan. The UN relocated to Geneva, Switzerland, and the Stock Exchange moves to Boston.
  • 2006

    • The Second Korean War destroys North Korea and creates the opportunity for the establishment of the Japanese Imperial State
    • Three drug cartels combine to form the ORO Corporation.
  • 2009

    • The Lone Eagle Incident. A single US ICBM is fired at Russia, but disappears before it can detonate.
    • First Nations people are subjected to relocation and internment.
  • 2010

    • Virally-Induced Toxic Allergy Syndrome, called VITAS, has its first major outbreak, killing 450 million people.
  • 2011

    • First reported incidents of Unexplained Genetic Expression. Babies are born with odd physical features, leading to their classification as "elves" or "dwarves."
  • 2012

    • Dunkelzahn the Great Dragon gives a 12-hour interview, in which he explains many of the changes the world is undergoing as part of a cycle of ebbs and flows of magic.
  • 2014

    • Daniel Howling Coyote announces the establishment of the Native American Nations
    • Magical resistance forces the United Kingdom government to sign the Treaty of Galway
  • 2015

    • Mexico is renamed Aztlan. The Aztlan presidential election is heavily influence by the ORO corporation.
  • 2016

    • The Indian Wars break out between the Native Americans and the forces of the United States and Canada
  • 2017

    • The Great Ghost Dance: The NAN unleash titanic magic. Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, and Mount Adams all erupt simultaneously, while weather goes insane.
  • 2018

    • The Treaty of Denver: The NAN are officially recognized. Denver becomes a co-managed treaty city.
  • 2020

    • The Iranian Jihad against metahumans ends when Tehran is nearly destroyed by the Great Dragon, Aden.
  • 2021

    • Goblinization: 10% of the population suddenly transforms violently, becoming creatures that would be designated as "Orks" and "Trolls."
    • A wave of anti-goblin hysteria triggers a series of racist laws.
  • 2022

    • The ORO Corporation renames itself Aztechnology. Construction begins on the megacorporation's pyramid in Seattle.
  • 2029

    • The Crash Virus attacks computer networks worldwide. A team of hackers called Echo Mirage, using the first forms of simsense (sensory computer immersion) fight it.
    • Large groups of elves begin migrating to the area around Mount Rainier.
  • 2030

    • The United States and Canada merge to form the United Canadian and American States (UCAS).
  • 2034

    • Ireland renames itself Tir na nOg.
  • 2035

    • Sinsearach (A tribe of elves living in the NAN) declare independence, founding the nation of Tir Tairngire in what used to be Oregon.
  • 2036

    • California is ejected from the UCAS and founds the California Free State.
  • 2039

    • The Night of Rage: A set of race riots erupts, killing thousands of metahumans.
  • 2042

    • The Universal Brotherhood opens a site in California.
  • 2050

    • Ehran the Scribe, a member of the Tir Tairngire Council of Princes, gives a speech titled "Humans and the Cycle of Magic." I it, he describes having known Leonardo Da Vinci and creating the Egyptian Calendar.
  • 2055

    • The first Technomancers begin appearing. Initially called "Otaku," they are able to access the matrix without a cyberdeck, inciting broad-based panic.
  • 2057

    • Dunkelzahn the Dragon is elected President of the UCAS. He is assassinated prior to inauguration. The explosion that killed him leaves a massive astral rift outside the Watergate Hotel.
    • Dunkelzahn's will creates the Dunkelzahn Institute of Magical Research.
  • 2059

    • A rogue AI, calling itself Deus, seizes control of the Renraku Arcology in Seattle. The destruction actually gives Seattle leverage to force Renraku out of the city. The arcology becomes housing for the homeless and indigent.
  • 2061

    • Halley's Comet Returns.
    • Ghostwalker, a Great Dragon, appears out of the rift over the Watergate and flies to Denver.
    • Japan order foreign troops home. General Saito refuses and seizes San Francisco and the Central California Valley.
  • 2064

    • Matrix Crash 2.0. The crash destroys much of the old Matrix infrastructure, but leaves space for the new wireless Matrix to move in.
    • The Ute Nation is absorbed into the Pueblo Corporate Council.
  • 2070

    • Rowena O'Malley, head of the Finnigan Crime Family, kills Maurice "The Butcher" Bigio and takes control of the Seattle Mafia.
    • The Hong Kong Incident. On June 30, 342 patients and 58 medical staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone are killed during a violent escape. Mitsuhama Computer Technologies releases a public statement describing the escapees as violent and unpredictable technomancers.
    • Kenneth Brackhaven becomes Governor of Seattle.
  • 2071

    • Campaign Start
    • January 1: Governor Brackhaven discontinues the law enforcement contract with Lone Star, Inc. for cause. Knight Errant, a branch of Ares Macrotechnologies, is brought on to replace them as Seattle's police force.

A Timeline of the Sixth World and Seattle

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