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Events

  • Two years after its formation, the Orpheus Group goes public. Orpheus is a privately-funded organization employing individual "agents" with supernatural abilities to investigate and "deal with" hauntings and other ghost-related issues.[1]
  • After Magadon, Incorporated's CEO, Harold Hines, dies due to a "stress-related aneurysm," James Graystone (the great-nephew of founder Bryant Vandegrift) becomes the new CEO.[2]
  • Baba Yaga sends an ambassador to the Spirit Stone Caern of the Uktena, offering them power and safety if they would swear fealty to her and show her a way to reverse the Rite of Draconic Binding. The ambassador is torn limb from limb. Retribution comes swiftly, destroying a quarter of the sept.[3]
  • The Shadow Lords utilize one of the few, hidden surviving Children of Gaia of Russia – Alyosha Lyubov, leader of those remaining – to help them approach the Get of Fenris to achieve an alliance for the benefit of all Garou in Russia.[3][4]
  • By now, the Garou of Russia are at only two thirds of their original strength.[4]
  • Late in the year, the first Glass Walkers caern in Russia is attacked; the Sept of the Learning Hall in Moscow is paid a personal visit by Baba Yaga, and it is destroyed. Luckily, Children of Gaia had advised the Glass Walkers to pull out, and so only 17 of the 40 sept members were present during the attack, though all of them died.[3]
  • The Cyber Dogs camp of the Glass Walkers is formed by Gabriel Van der Linden.[5]
  • Enid "Speaks Like River" Bilderdeck, Ph.D., addresses City Farmers on the importance of finding meaning and value in the Weaver’s Web that the Weaver could not give it on her own.[6]
  • The Ice King awakens, and begins his hunt of the last living descendant of a family line of Wendigo. He attacks a Caern in the Pacific Northwest, but is defeated by a combined force of Wendigo warriors and European Garou. [7]
  • A movement begins in Horizon´s Fresh Wind Covenant to abolish Wards as a holdover from Heylel Teomim´s betrayal.[8]
  • Master Archivist Nicodemus Mulhouse compiles a brief history of Horizon.[8]
  • In the summer, the Sons of Ether establish a temporary settlement within the terraformed region of Mars' Penumbra. The settlement is officially called Marsbase One, but nicknamed "Bradbury."[9][10]
  • Mus, the hidden moon of Mercury, falls. Fors Collegis Mercuris is no longer accessible to neophyte Hermetics.[11]
  • Yukio Ishida, an Ivory Tower sociologist, disappears during a research assignment in MECHA. Several prominent Technocrats protest that she was killed for criticizing the New World Order.[12]
  • Atlanta hosts the Summer Olympic Games. A large number of ghosts are present in the Shadowlands.[13]
  • Sataghni and Nu Ying see each other for the last time until five years later.[14]
  • Ecstatic Hong Endi of the K'an Lu sect comes to Sigung Jou Shan with several visions about a "tattooed man" coming to "open a dusty bottle of poison, for us to drink and remember."[15]
  • The fourth edition of The Theophanies is printed.[16]
  • Jude Bankole Kuti returns to Oxford to lecture on Christian ethics and human rights. Singers in the audience recognize his Awakened nature and induct him into the Celestial Chorus.[17]
  • Mikhail Kamov meets Cam Trinh in the summer on Lake Michigan.[18]
  • Father Townland accedes to become the new Grandfather, leader of the Red Spear Society.[19]
  • By this time, Netsilak Raymond has gathered a small following of Spirit Smiths.[20]
  • Robert O'Toole meets High Winds in Sri Lanka after blowing up an irrigation system.[21]
  • Attacks on the Sons of Ether and Verbena prompt the Traditions to arrest Theora Hetirck, Voormas' Adept, for crimes ranging from murder to rape. She's remanded to Senex's custody indefinitely.[22]
  • Chelsea Newcastle is born.[23]
  • The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treat passes, banning all nuclear testing in the US.[24]
  • The Stratosphere Hotel Tower and Casino opens at the northern end of the Strip in Las Vegas.[25]
  • Fitzgeralds Hotel and Casino partners with the Holiday Inn.[26]
  • The 1996 Economic Espionage Act is passed.[27]

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  • August 7: At a bar called McAuliffe's in Boston, Brian Parnell, field collection agent for CommonWealth Assurance Company, and Charles J. Redding, VP in Charge of Collections for Proctor House Investments, talk. Parnell wants out of the Syndicate.[39] To help give him a sense of perspective, Redding gives Parnell a Syndicate history lesson.[40]
  • Morgana Chantry of Gilmer County, Georgia is ambushed by assassins from House Helekar. Latishia Jones-Careera bani Euthanatos and several companions are paralysed by death magick as their fellows die and their sacred tree is cut down.[41]
  • August 8: In the early morning hours, Brian Parnell and Charles J. Redding continue their review of Syndicate history,[42] finishing with Parnell deciding to stick with the Convention after all.[43]

October

November

  • A young Greek psychic named Bartholomew Pappadakis awakes from a dream, where the angel Christopher warns of an upcoming time of great change. He instructs Bartholomew to create a community of brothers to protect the innocent at all costs.[45]
  • November 5: A journalist for the Angel Times gushes about how much they enjoyed Elegant Pictures' new film, The Journey.[46]

References

  1. WOD: World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters, p. 22 Buy it from DriveThruRPG! Now in Print!
  2. WTA: Subsidiaries: A Guide to Pentex, p. 41
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 WTA: A World of Rage, p. 73
  4. 4.0 4.1 WTA: A World of Rage, p. 74
  5. WTA: Tribebook: Glass Walkers, p. 57
  6. WTA: Book of the Wyrm Second Edition, p. 20
  7. WTA: Tribebook: Wendigo, p. 40
  8. 8.0 8.1 MTAs: Horizon: Stronghold of Hope, p. 45
  9. MTAs: Beyond the Barriers: The Book of Worlds, p. 145
  10. MTAs: The Infinite Tapestry, p. 126
  11. MTAs: Order of Hermes Tradition Book, p. 21
  12. MTAs: Guide to the Technocracy, p. 109
  13. MTAs: Dead Magic, p. 91
  14. MTAs: Tradition Book: Akashic Brotherhood, p. 23
  15. MTAs: Tradition Book: Akashic Brotherhood, p. 30
  16. MTAs: Tradition Book: Celestial Chorus, p. 7
  17. MTAs: Tradition Book: Celestial Chorus, p. 71
  18. 18.0 18.1 MTAs: Guide to the Traditions, p. 55
  19. MTAs: Tradition Book: Dreamspeakers, p. 46
  20. MTAs: Tradition Book: Dreamspeakers, p. 77
  21. MTAs: Tradition Book: Dreamspeakers, p. 86
  22. MTAs: Tradition Book: Euthanatos, p. 35
  23. MTAs: Manifesto: Transmissions from the Rogue Council, p. 5
  24. MTAs: The Fallen Tower: Las Vegas, p. 29
  25. MTAs: The Fallen Tower: Las Vegas, p. 45
  26. MTAs: The Fallen Tower: Las Vegas, p. 47
  27. Orpheus: Orpheus Rulebook, p. 305 Buy it from DriveThruRPG! Now in Print!
  28. MTAs: Beyond the Barriers: The Book of Worlds, p. 149
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 MTAs: The Book of Madness Revised, p. 118
  30. MTAs: Horizon: Stronghold of Hope, p. 22
  31. MTAs: Horizon: Stronghold of Hope, p. 9
  32. 32.0 32.1 MTAs: Horizon: Stronghold of Hope, p. 35
  33. MTAs: Manifesto: Transmissions from the Rogue Council, p. 71
  34. Orpheus: Orpheus Rulebook, p. 62 Buy it from DriveThruRPG! Now in Print!
  35. Orpheus: Orpheus Rulebook, p. 73 Buy it from DriveThruRPG! Now in Print!
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 MTAs: The Bitter Road, p. 26
  37. 37.0 37.1 MTAs: The Bitter Road, p. 28
  38. MTAs: The Bitter Road, p. 30
  39. MTAs: Technocracy: Syndicate, p. 14
  40. MTAs: Technocracy: Syndicate, p. 15
  41. MTAs: Euthanatos Tradition Book, p. 30
  42. MTAs: Technocracy: Syndicate, p. 20
  43. MTAs: Technocracy: Syndicate, p. 25
  44. WTO: Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife
  45. MTAs: Tradition Book: Celestial Chorus, p. 42
  46. WTO: Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife : The Journey
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