1999: The Seretech Decision
A 3-month truckers’ strike causes food riots in New York. A Seretech truck hauling infectious medical wastes on Staten Island, is attacked by a mob in the mistaken belief that it carries food. Seretech security forces use lethal force to protect it. 20 Seretech employees and 200 rioters are killed. The Supreme Court upholds Seretech’s actions as responsible for saving thousands of lives, rather than costing hundreds.
2001: The Shiawase Decision
The Shiawase court decision establishes extraterritoriality for megacorps when a radical eco-group called TerraFirst! attacked a Shiawase nuclear power plant. Though the attack was repelled, the corporation used the incident to convince the Supreme Court that major multinational corporations need the ability to protect themselves. To this end, the Supreme Court granted major companies extraterritoriality. It was rumored that TerraFirst! managed later to acquire evidence that the attack was in fact a setup. However, before the group could act on said information, their headquarters was destroyed and key members killed.
2005: Korea Incident
South Korea declares war on and attacks North Korea with the support of Japanese corporations. North Korea retaliates by launching nuclear weapons at Japan. the missiles never detonate, and there is no evidence of what happened to them. They just dissapeared. Soon after this incident, Japan renames itself the Japanese Imperial State.
2009: Lone Eagle incident
The resource rush May 5: United Oil receives rights to 25% of national parklands and 10% of Indian lands. Sovereign American Indian Movement (SAIM) seizes the Shiloh launch facility in Montana. Delta Team retakes the site, but not before the terrorists launch a Lone Eagle ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile) carrying a nuclear payload at the Peoples Republic ofRussia. The missile never arrives at its destination. Again, there is no evidence of what happened to the missiles
Re-Education and Relocation Act (Nepean Act in Canada) rounds up Native Americans into “reeducation centers”. Native Americans are spared the worst of VITAS because of this internment.
2010: VITAS 1
Virally Induced Toxic Allergy Syndrome (VITAS) kills off a quarter of the world’s population. this is one of several new viruses that devastate the world’s population.
2011: the Year of Chaos
Unexplained Genetic Expression (UGE)—Babies bearing a close resemblance to Elves and Dwarves are born across the world. Pope John Paul IV denounces metahumans as abominations in the eyes of God. England’s Sizewell B nuclear power station suffers critical meltdown, resulting in a total death count of 17,000. A nuclear power plant in Dounreay, Scotland suffers a meltdown, creating the Scottish Irradiated Zone.
*Dec 24: The Awakening *
The great eastern dragon, Ryumyo, is sighted flying over Mt. Fuji, the first dragon seen by mankind in thousands of years. Under the cover of a fierce storm, Daniel Howling Coyote leads a walk-out of the Abilene detainment camp. Although guards fire upon him, none of the shots fired hit Daniel, and he leads his people into the storm, leaving no trace. The operations module of Operation Discovery crashes on Mars, killing 5 of the 8 astronauts. Dec 26: Ley lines and standing stones re-emerge all over Britain. First sighting of the great Welsh dragon, Celedyr, in Caerleon. 2012: the Big D
Jan 27: The great western dragon Dunkelzahn’s first appearance at Cherry Creek Lake in Denver. Grants exclusive 12-hour interview with Holly Brighton during which he explains the Awakening. Basically, Magic has Returned, and it is here with a vengeance.
2018-2029 technologial andvances in the wake of shifting world powers created things like sinsense, and cyberlimbs.
2014: Native American Nations|NAN Daniel Howling Coyote announces formation of the Native American Nations (NAN). Following magically enhanced terrorist activity, the governments of the UK and Éire sign the Treaty of Galway establishing the United Free Republic of Ireland.
2019 The violinist Leonora Bartoli becomes the first to have a cyberlimb successfully implanted.
April 30, 2021. Goblinization.
one in ten adults metamorphosized into either orcs or trolls. Anti- Metahuman sentiment spread quickly out of fear and confusion.
2030: Awakened forces in Russia seize Siberia.
2034: May: Matrix Systems, Boston, releases first gray-market cyberterminal. Dec 25: Formation of Tir Na nOg announced.
October 15, 2030. The remnants of the united states and canada join together to form the UCAS.
2034. Amazonia is established in the Amazon Basin and takes most of Brazil
2035. Tir Tairngire. The elven nation is formed in the remnants of the northwest united states.
2036. California becomes it’s own nation.
2040’s Sony Cybersystems, Fuchi Industrial Electronics, and RCA-Unisys develop prototype cyberterminals.
2040’s to present (2070) technology has continued to advance, and power struggles around the world shift the balences of power in both the private and public sectors to create today’s world.