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World of Darkness: 1904
- William Watersmith, Lord Craven, New World Order, sends a message (the "Judas Note") to Mssrs. Carlisle and Roberts, Seekers of the Void, recommending the destruction of the luminiferous ether from the Consensus, a message to the Electrodyne Engineers to stay in line. Although the ether isn't central to their methods, it is an important part of the ideology of the Engineers. They rebel, and request a seat on the Council of Nine Mystic Traditions. The Council, desiring to fill the long-vacant Seat of Matter, accepts. The Engineers join with other utopian rebels, and call themselves the Sons of Ether, taking a number of Technocratic secrets with them.
- The influx of the Technocratic Union into the Middle East devastates local Traditions and Crafts. The Ahl-i-Batin's numbers are diminished significantly, but they still fare better than the Taftâni. The Batini are still unable to meddle in politics as blatantly as they once did.
- The Order of Reason had originally planned to have a model of the fundamental universe, fully understandable by the general public, to be released by this year. The work of Michael Faraday in 1831 advanced that estimate considerably.
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