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  • Welcome to your campaign!

    Weak governments are forced to sign the most abusive of trade treaties. The megacorps are the sole authority to police trade, industrial espionage, corporate currency manipulation, intellectual property, corporate labor practices, and environmental usage. …

  • The Great War!

    A visiting aristocrat is assassinated by a rebel separatist in the hosting vassal which sets off a diplomatic crisis. Entangled international alliances formed by aristocratic marriages over the previous decades are invoked. Within weeks, the major powers …

  • Magic Arrives

    The first overt signs of magic’s return come when roughly 10% of the world’s population turns into things: orcs, elves, dwarves, and trolls. While scientists are quick to determine that genetically no change has occurred, the public is less convinced. …

  • Sampling the Moon

    Astrogeo sends a three man survey team to the moon. There the team discovers ores which glow under specific conditions. Five hundred pounds of samples were returned to Earth. Astrogeo closed its doors and the samples failed to arrive at their designated …

  • Shipment 106

    The plane transporting the moon ore sample labelled #106 fails to arrive at its destination. The last anyone hears from the plane is just before it crosses the Continental Divide. h3. Question Why did the pilot crash the plane? h3. Stage This …

  • Cambodian Fire

    During an anti-orc riot in the village of Samrong, Cambodia, the child-soldiers had pressed the orcs into the dock areas. Amongst the wooden piers and junks, the child-soldiers were ordered to open fire. Instead of hundreds of dead orcs, a major explosion …

  • Coyote Bugs

    Bug insect spirits make their first appearance (inadvertently) when their “coyote” operation is revealed to be funneling people across the US/Mexican border not to work in the United States, but to serve as hosts for more insect spirits. Much carnage …

  • Brightfrost Explosion

    One of the space elevators, the Brightfrost, had led a charmed construction. None of the supply shipments had suffered delay or sabotage -- despite numerous attempts. No manner of corporate espionage seemed to make any difference on the speed of which it …

  • Great War Merger

    JP Morgan, Jr (in his role as the sole supplier of munitions to France and Britain) joins forces with his friend Nicola Tesla to complete the takeover of General Electric (formed by JP’s father, JP Morgan, Sr., through the mergers of Edison Electric and …

  • Balkanization

    As corporations grow in power and independence, the authority of many central governments deteriorates. Some countries actually break up, with different megacorps typically gaining a major say in how the new "states" are run.

  • ReserveCorp Formed

    Tired of the central banks' incompetence leading the world from one recession to the next, the financial corporations form their own central bank, the ReserveCorp. From the start, ReserveCorp initiates its own "reserve" currency (the Crypto). It then …

  • Junta Clones

    A Myanmar laboratory finds its genetic samples were contaminated with dust from moon ore brought to Earth by Astrogeo. When the cells were spread over the organ matrixes, they grew at an unprecedented rate. At first, the scientists were ecstatic – …

  • Revenge, Reconstruction, and Eugenics

    As Europe rebuilds, it relentlessly punishes Germany for the loss of the aristocracy, their colonies, their empires, and the emergence of the United States as a major world power. Even the victors punish themselves with repressive puritanical laws, and …

  • Isolation and Derision

    With the election of President Harding, the United States turned from isolationistic to outright derision of European powers. Ambassador Keahi, a female “rescued” from a hovel on a South Pacific pigmy island (American Samoa), was sent to represent the …

  • Japanese Demographics

    Japan is sunk in an economic slump that has been compounded by its falling population. World experience shows that when women become more educated, they have fewer children; and, when they have ready access to birth control, they have fewer children. The …

  • Race Riots

    Spooked by the creation of Tir na nOg, race riots break out worldwide (mostly in countries already suspicious of metahumans) as already-paranoid people decide to purge themselves of the "menace." Curiously, orcs -- not elves -- are generally the main …

  • Religious Terrorism

    Freed of the “Northern Aggression” which has forced them to live in sin and degradation, white evangelicals rejoice by purifying their states of Satan’s taint (liberalism and the desire for equality) by forcing hundreds of thousands flee on foot from …

  • Recent Past

    Instead of an "Arab Spring", this world experienced a corporate expansion and a contraction of civil rights. [[Japanese Demographics | Japanese Demographics]] [[ReserveCorp Formed | ReserveCorp Formed]] [[Waste Management Armies | Waste Management …

  • Waste Management Armies

    Waste Management, Inc. has a running gun battle while trying to haul some toxic waste to a disposal facility with a group of ecoterrorists. Later, the International Corporate Tribunal finds that Waste Management to have been not only within their rights …

  • Sumitomo Formed

    Imperial Japan nationalizes all of its defense contractors, merges them, and then sells the merged companies to Sumitomo Heavy Industries (then primarily a truck manufacturer) in a deal deemed "suspicious." Nationalized news outlets later clarify the …

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