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Real life: 1600s
World of Darkness: 1600s
The 17th century in the World of Darkness.
- The Flying Dutchman starts making appearances.
- Some believe that Sister Bernadette and Akrites Salonikas had an affair during his self-imposed exile in the Arctic.
- The Seneca, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga and Onondaga nations unite to form the Iroquois Confederacy.
- The study of alchemy becomes more scientific and less metaphysical. It is still mired in secrecy, symbolism and allegory, as can be seen with the treatise Twelve Keys.
- Dvorec Čverdvinsk, a castle owned by Hermetic Master Anania Divraniya, is built in Clarion, Horizon.
- This century and the next sees the rise of a new type of scholar: the artist-engineer.
- The increasing European hegemony allows the Hippocratic Circle to contact "lost" Cosians elsewhere in the world in order to become a truly global organization.
- The Wu Lung offer the emperor the magic and martial abilities to stop the Shaolin. The Wu Lung help the emperor storm the Shaolin Temple (coincidentally where the Akashic Brotherhood also train), shattering the Akashics' power in China and creating further enmity between the two societies.
- The Wu Lung's Phoenix Empress shares her insights into Life magic with a small group of female students; these Phoenixes become the first female members of the organization.
- Era of Dutch Sovereignty in New York takes place from 1609-1664. Chester R. Van Gelding is born during this time. He eventually joins the Seventh Generation.
- The Seventh Generation turns European colonists in America against the Native Americans. It also orchestrates witch hunts. 
- A Wendigo caern in the Adirondacks is seized by Silver Fangs and becomes the seat of House Wyrmfoe. 
- The Ananasi known as Tomas Hogarth is known to have lived since at least this time period, and may have been around well before that.
- The Order of Reason falls into their own civil war, and no longer have anything that can seriously be called a central leadership.
- Valka Great-thorn, a warrior woman of the Get of Fenris, simultaneously attacked Wyrm and Uktena forces, who were fighting over the Caern of the Sentinel in New York State. Weakened from their bloody battle, both the Uktena and the Wyrm forces lost. The Get took over the Caern.
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