Liberation Mage Timeline

  • BC
    • Future Fossils –  Future fossil are trapped inside what are now the La Brea Tar Pits in 38,000 BC
    • Chumash People –  Chumash people settle the Los Angeles basin in 8000 BC.
    • Tataviam People – The Tataviam (later Fernandeno) people inhabit what is now the San Fernando Valley in Circa 300 BC.
  • AD
    • Tongva People – Tongva Indians settle in the Los Angeles basin in 500 AD.
  • 1500s
    • By the 16th century, the region’s main village is Yang-Na, near present-day Los Angeles City Hall, but indigenous peoples of the region have thriving civilizations all over Southern California. Indigenous mages cultivate a network ley lines to bring fecundity and mystic power to the region. They also forge paths into the Periphery or even into the Umbra allowing anyone to travel easily through the network. This magickal wealth allows for trade between both humans and spirits, and the region’s many powerful Nodes create a robust Awakened economy. Sleeper civilizations thrive in part as a result of these mage’s work.
  • 1700s
    • 1771 – Father Junipero Serra establishes the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, later moved to the present-day city of San Gabriel.
    • Virgen de Los Angelos  – The first Celestial Choiristers arrive following the Spanish missions in the early 19th century.  Their founder received a vision from an Umbrood called the Virgen de Los Angelos. The Virgens along with the Spanish take advantage of the ley line network to empower themselves. Disease destroys the native population, and the Spanish strip away indigenous culture bending the ley lines to their own purposes. Tensions and conflicts continue for the rest of the century as missionaries grow more aggressive.
    • The Joan of Arc of California –  Virgen de Los Angelos operating inside missionary forces fail to contain the increasingly violent conversions of the indigenous people at the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel.  Awakened indigenous medicine woman Toypurina leads a spectacular uprising against missionaries. She is betrayed, however, and the uprising failed, but she became known as the Joan of Arc of California. While she never joined a Tradition, Toypurina’s example inspires the Traditions and other Awakened to this day. The Ascension War in Los Angeles begins.
    • El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles Established – (The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels), shortened to Pueblo de los Ángeles, a Spanish civilian pueblo settled in 1781. It provides the foundation for modern Los Angeles.
  •  1800s
    • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo – Signed on 2 February 1848, the treaty ended the Mexican-American war and ceded California to the U.S.
    • California Statehood – California becomes a state in 1850.
    • Great Exposition In London – The Order of Reason is re-organized by Prince Albert into the Technocratic Union in 1851.
    • Telegraph – Transcontinental Telegraph is completed in 1860s. Through it, the Technocracy takes note of the rich conduits of Primal Energy in the region. Explorators survey the Los Angeles basin and its ley lines.
    • Civil War 1861-1865
    • Wushi Chantry – Wushi (Tiger Dance) Bodhimandala was founded in 1880s as a response to the Chinese Massacre of 1871. What began as a humble dojo to train Chinese ex-patriots to defend themselves against growing racialized violence will become the Traditions war chantry.
    • Farmers and Merchant Bank – The Farmer’s and Merchants Bank is founded in 1871 by 23 prominent Los Angeles businessmen. Syndicate’s Disbursements embeds themselves within the bank the 1880s preparing the way for the arrival of more Technocrats.
    • Catherdal of Saint Vibiana – The cathedral becomes the home of Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles, and remained the official cathedral of the Los Angeles see for over 100 years.
    • Olvera Construct –  The transcontinental railroad brings the International Brotherhood of Mechanicians to Los Angeles. The found the Olvera Construct in 1880. After seeing the leylines for themselves they hash out the first Master Plan of Metropolitan Los Angeles (MPM-LA).
    • Los Angeles Popultion – Los Angeles population 50,000 as of the 1890s.Citrus, wine grapes and other fruits and vegetables are grown in the Los Angeles area. The area of present-day Beverly Hills is largely bean fields, Hollywood is fig orchards.
    • Great House Cleaning  – The Technocracy does a second re-organization under Queen Victoria at the end of the 19th century. The modern Conventions are born.
    • Nonogram Society – Madame Jozka Apostol Olteanu, bani Fortunae founds the Nonogram Society aka The Postulants of the Oracles in 1898. They become the patrons of The United Lodge of Theosophists in 1909.
  • 1900s
    • Los Angeles population – 102,479, which ranks it 36th in the nation. Early Japanese immigrants arrive in Los Angeles.
    • Angel’s Flight – Iteration X installs Angels Flight funicular in 1901 as an experiment. The Convention is excited by the level of acceptance by the Masses. This sets a precedence for Los Angeles as the city of the future in the minds of Technocratic leadership.
    • Wright Brothers First Flight – On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright achieve brief flight via their first powered aircraft. Airplanes rapidly creep into the Consensus over the next decades.
    • Etherite Defection – The Order of Reason votes Ether out of the Time Table in 1904. Electrodyne Engineers resign from the Order of Reason, and join the Council of Nine not long after. Olvera Construct founder Harold Montague betrays the Union with the help of Hermetics Gregory Janus Temple his wife Majorie Prince. He takes his entire amalgam, and a copy of the MP-MLA with him.
    •  Los Angeles Aqueduct part 1 – Technocracy’s plans to use build the Los Angeles Aqueduct to drain the Little Rain Node  in the Owens Valley in 1905 is resisted by Tradition forces. Tradition attempts to discredit the project backfire leading to open fighting between Technocracy and Tradition forces. A shadow war concerning the aqueduct continues till 1913.
    • Azousa Street Revival – Celestial Chorus practices culminate in the Azousa Street Revival. Brazen displays of faith-based magick include general spiritual experiences, physical healing miracles, intense worship services, and ecstatic speaking in tongues. The Technocracy responds in the media by calling the revival outrageous, unorthodox, unholy, and sometime down right evil. Despite the bad press, the Revival strongly influences American Christianity making the way for charismatic services and televangelism.
    • Chinatown Struggles – Syndicate interventions draw Chinse Americans away from Chinatown in an effort to take Wushu Node. Nephandi take advantage of the corruption and chaos, and Chinatown begins to decline. Distracted by the Nephandi, Chinatown begins slips through Wushu’s grasp.
  • 1910s
    • Bonfire of the Vanity Phones – Difference Engineer Penn Zenith battles phantom Etherite Dr. Dialtone over the last remaining independent telephone service in LA, Sunset Telephone. This results in a public burning of Sunset’s telephones, and its main switching station killing several Sleepers. The act drives Zenith insane, and he vanishes into the Digital Web.
    • Film Industry Blossoms – Hollywood is consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry begins to emerge.
    • Ascension Lodge – Gregory Janus Temple, bani Fortunae, his wife Majorie Prince, bani Jerbiton, and Etherite Harold Montague found Ascension Lodge in 1911. It aspires to be Council’s premiere university chantry on the West Coast.
    • Port of Los Angeles – The Southern Pacific Railroad completes its first major wharf at the port in 1912.
    • Pángxiè Group Forms In China – Shi-Ren corporation founded in Hong Kong as an export company in 1912.
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct – Traditions loose the long campaing over the Little Rain Node. Los Angeles Aqueduct is completed in 1913 under the watchful eye of the Olvera Construct. It drains Quintessence from the sterilized Little Rain Node in Owens Valley. This is the first step in the Techncoracy’s Master Plan of Metropolitan Los Angeles. The Masses benefit, but at the expense of their spirits.
    • World War I – Begins in 1914 and ends 1918. Etherite Harold Montague departs Ascension Lodge to support the Allies.
    • Sister Aimee – Celestial Choirester Aimee McPhearson aka Sister Aimee comes to Los Angeles to build what is arguably the first megachurch. She begins selling out the 35,000 seat Philharmonic Auditorium due to her embrace of spectacle and radio to transmit her gospel.
  • 1920s
    • Ahl-i-Batin Vanish – Batini mages break with the Council in 1920. The Council of Nine believes they returned to the Middle East to address Technocratic incursions there, but to most, they simply appear to vanish. By the 1930s what few remember them at all believe they retreated to Mount Qaf, but in truth they were hiding in plain sight.
    • The Goat Glands – Disgraced Etherite John F. Brinkley (possibly a Marauder) swindles newspaper baron Harry Chandler into promoting his quack infertility treatment of surgically grafting goat glands onto the genitals of patients. While this briefly becomes popular among Hollywood elite, Progenitors conspire to have his medical license revoked. He flees back to Kansas after threat of Tribunal from the Traditions where he buried by Sleeper lawsuits for malpractice and tax evasion.
    • Radio Los Angeles – LA’s first radio stations, KFI, KHJ and KNX, take to the air in 1922.
    • Hollywoodland – The famous Hollywood sign is created in 1923 as an advertisement for a local real estate development called “Hollywoodland”.
    • Population One Million – Los Angeles population tops one million in 1924.
    • Port of Los Angeles Part 2 – The port surpasses San Francisco as the West Coast’s busiest seaport.
    • The Angelus Temple – Sister Aimee completes the Angelus Temple in 1925 creating one of the largest Reality Zones in Los Angeles history.  She eventually looses her church due to her hubris, and develops a drug problem. Sister Aimee became a victim of her own success.
    • St. Francis Dam – Sleeper pawns of the Technocracy complete the St. Francis Dam. This is the final keystone in the Technocracy’s Master Plan for the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The dam mysteriously collapses in 1926 killing nearly 500 people . Sleeper authorities would go on to blame a landslide or issues with the foundation, but the Technocracy believes foul play was involved. The Technocracy abandoned the site due to strange Resonances at the site, instead choosing a different site to rebuild.  The matter of the collapse and the odd resonances remain unresolved.
  • 1930s
    • Montague Labs – Harold Montague breaks with Ascension Lodge to found Montague Labs. He takes the Forgotten City, the Tradition’s largest, most well hidden node with him. Rumors claim he won it (ahem stole it) in a card game against Hermetic Gregory Temple.
    • LAX – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) opens in 1930.
    • Union Station – Wushu chantry looses a minor Node to the Technocracy in 1933. They sterilize it and build Union Station on top of it.
    • Los Angeles County Hospital – LA County Hospital opens in 1933. Disparate Progenitor amalgams distributed among the various medical schools in LA merge inot Great Stone Mother Society. They operate out of a secret wing within the hospital.
    • House of the Single Spiral – House of the Single Spiral formed by a cabal of Euthanatos lead by Aided Paul Farrell.
    • The Jump – Aesop “The Professor” Warren wins a small nightclub in a game of cards. He renames it the 13th Hour Club and founds a chantry. Warren and his band rule the Central Avenue jazz scene for several decades.
    • New Chinatown – Chinese American Peter Soo Hoo forms the Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation with support of the Wushu chantry. They purchase land a few blocks to the north of the former Chinatown location. It opens in 1938 with over 30,000 in attendance. It is the the first Chinese district in the U.S. conceived, planned and owned by Chinese Americans.
    • The Magic Motorways – As the Masses embrace the automobile.  The Technocracy begins to implement the next phase of the Master Plan of Metropolitan Los Angeles to support the construction of a network of highways Sleepers call “Magic Motorways”. They serve as the backbone of suburban development as Los Angeles moves the city towards a decentralized, automobile-oriented culture. For the Masses, this relieves urban overcrowding and declining rates of home ownership, but the Technocracy uses the freeway system as a means to rework L.A.’s leylines to their own advantage.
    • Port of Los Angeles Part 3 – Los Angels Port goes through another expansion.
    • World War II – WWII begins 1939.
  • 1940s
    • The Fallen Banished – In an unprecedented act of cooperation, the Traditions and Technocracy believe themselves to be successful in banishing the Fallen from Earth. It is widely believed that the Nephandi represent a minor threat creeping into through the margins rather than the clear and present danger they once were. This is still believed today.
    • Tom Bergin’s – The bar becomes a Euthanatos haunt.
    • Battle of Los Angeles – Etherite Harold Montague is pursued by Void Engineers while testing a new Ethership prototype in 1942. The ensuing battle is perceived by Sleepers as a UFO encounter. Despite NWO disinformation, many Sleepers still want to believe. Dr. Montague evades capture, and continues to have an influence on Sleeper aeronautics in Los Angeles.
    • Sister Aimee Dies – Sister Aimee is found dead. The cause of death is thought to be an accidental drug overdose. Rumors of foul play at the hands of the Technocracy or the Nephandi were widely believed.
    • World War II – WWII ends in 1945.
    • The Black Church – Pasos de Angels is formed to investigate rumors of an alleged cabal of Nephandi known as the Black Church. They find nothing but more rumors.
    • New World Order – The Operatives and the Ivory Tower form the New World Order.
    • Di Sophia Research Construct – Flush with Primal Energy from the Magic Motorways Project, the Olvera Construct establishes a Horizon Construct in 1948. It is named after its chief architect, Olvera Construct founder and Void Engineer Ellen di Sophia. The Union refers to it as either the DSRC for short.
    • Googie Architecture – Competing Etherite and Technocracy ideas inspire a wave of futuristic design in the Masses. Googie Architecture becomes one of LA’s most notable styles that endures till the 1970s.
    • McCarthyism – The New World Order uses McCarthyism to purge Nephandi and Traditions influence from Hollywood. The New World Order attempts to strong arm the film industry towards moral pictures, but the Masses continue to want to dream of in color.
    • 213 Area Code – The telephone area code 213 is assigned to Los Angeles in 1947.
  • 1950s
    • Population Los Angeles – Los Angeles population: 1,970,358 surpasses Detroit as fourth in the nation.
    • Korean War – 1950-1553 –
    • Highway System Begins – Sleeper construction firms begin work on the Southern California Freeway System under the Technocracy’s guiding hand. 1953 saw the completion of the “four-level” interchange, the first of its kind, connecting the Hollywood, Pasadena and Harbor Freeways. The leylines of the region are yoked in the Technocracy’s bid to re-order the Primary Energy flows of the region to their advantage. The project progresses steadily with the approval of the Masses, and Awakened society quickly learns that anything passing across that freeway is tagged and tracked by the Technocracy. Mystics resort to covert travel through the city.
    • Covenants Removed – In the late 1950s the covenants on the use and ownership of property were removed, allowing Chinese Americans to live in other neighborhoods and gain access to new types of employment. Shi-Ren of the Pángxiè Group takes over leadership of the Wushu chantry.
    • Alan Turning Dies – Alan Turning assassinated by the Technocracy in 1954.
    • Disneyland – Disneyland opens in 1955. Disney himself declares it, “the happiest place on Earth.” Its influence is a net boon for both Technocratic and Tradition ideas.
    • Witchcraft Today –  Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today first published in England in 1954. Inspired by Verbena practices, it slowly seeps into Sleeper culture 20th century witchcraft is born.
  • 1960s
    • Virtual Adept Defection – Virtual Adepts join the Council in 1961.
    • Feri Tradition – Victor and Cora Anderson found Feri tradition witchcraft under the influence of the Verbena of San Francisco.
    • Watts Riots – The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion or Watts Uprising, took place in the Watts neighborhood and its surrounding areas of Los Angeles from August 11 to 16, 1965. Like the Rodney King Riots they were a response to police brutality.
    • One Wilshire Construct – Olvera Construct retired as Technocratic headquarters, and replaced by One Wilshire in 1966. It represents a new era of cooperation between the Conventions.
    • Ascension Lodge Ascendent – Ascension Lodge’s influence on Hollywood rises. Occult and counter-cultural ideas enter the mainstream through movies causing panic among Syndicate and NWO operatives.  The Lodge begins hosting public rituals and private parties at their chantry sparking a wave of lasting interest in the occult.
    • Satanic Church Founded – Anton Zander Levay founds the Church of Satan in 1966. His activities are encouraged by cabals linked with the Order of Hermes and the Cult of Ecstasy.
    • Black Cat Uprising – A peaceful demonstration takes place in 1967 at The Black Cat in Silver Lake in response to police raids in 1967, two years before Stonewall.
    • Manson Murders – The Manson Murders of 1969 herald the end of the 1960s.
    • House of Dreams Founded  – The Manson Murders signal corruption in Los Angeles to the Euthanatos. The House of Dreams is formed to address it. They begin killing bad dreams, and sometimes their dreamers.
    • ARPANET, Digtial Web and LO Sector – At 10:30 pm PST on 29 October 1969, the first successful host to host connection on the ARPANET was made between Stanford Research Institute and UCLA.
      • The Digital Web takes on a new form.
      • LO Sector appears in the Los Angeles transforming the Digital Web of Los Angeles.
  • 1970s
    • Ascension Lodge Declines – Gregory Temple goes Mad after he and his wife Marjorie Prince attempt to summon a spirit of the new Aeon. For much of the 1970s, Temple, believe to be a Marauder, is a scourge upon the mages of Los Angeles. NWO Operatives blame the strange happenings as a result of the Marauder on bad acid and street gangs.
    • Black Woodstock  – The Jump inspires the Wattstax music festival at the Coliseum creating a temporary Reality Zone replete with Vulgar magick. Technocracy attempts a raid of the 13th Hour Club, but it appears to have “jumped” through time. Instead, the Technocracy funds a heavily edited film and album that demonstrates nothing strange went on. Those who were there still remember…
    • The Exorcist – The Exorcist hits theaters in 1972 creating rising demand for exorcisms and belief in the supernatural. Nephandi, Traditions, and Technocracy forces catalyze a culture war  in the form of aSatanic Panic.
    • Reclaiming Tradition – Verbena of San Francisco inspire the Reclaiming Witchcraft Tradition in 1979. Witchcraft blossoms into a powerful political tool Verbena can use against the Technocracy.
  • 1980s
    • The Satanic Panic – A wave of  belief in paranormal Satanism spreads through North America starting in the 1980s. Arrests and convictions are made over the ensuing ten years including L.A.’s own McMartin Pre-School Trial, the longest most expensive trial in U.S. history which lasts from 1984 to 1987. In a rare act of cooperation, a Cult of Ecstasy Children’s Crusade cabal named the Innocence Mission cooperates with NWO agents to look into alleged conspiracies. While the McMartin Pre-School Trial is eventually revealed to be little more than the leading of child witnesses, both the Innocence Mission and the NWO task for are never heard from again.
    • Marjorie Prince Censured – Marjorie Prince, bani Xaos is controversially Censured by a Grand Tribunal.  Ascension Lodge’s ownership gets caught up in Awakened courts. She closes its doors cutting Awakened society off from their extensive libraries.
    • Zenith Returns – Rumors of Marauder Penn Zenith returning to the Digital Web to avenge himself on Dr. Dialtone begin to circulate as Pacific Bell is broken up. What the connection is is anyone’s guess. A wave of mysterious phone static, telephone outages, and telephonic Paradox backlashes occur during this period.
    • House of Horrors – Horror director Harold Fitzgerald takes over the House of Dreams. It becomes a mixed-Tradition chantry working in the film industry, but retains its original mission.
    • Animal Underground -Ecstatic Queen Mob ditches the Jump to form her own chantry with Virtual Adept Brother Tiger.
  •  1990s
    • US Bank Tower opens – The Tower opens in 1990. At 73 stories, it would be the tallest building on the West Coast for nearly three decades.
    • LA Riots/Rodney King Riots – were a series of riots and civil disturbances that occurred in Los Angeles County in April and May 1992. By the time the riots ended, 63 people had been killed, 2,383 had been injured, more than 12,000 had been arrested, and estimates of property damage were over $1 billion, much of which disproportionately affected Koreatown, where the bulk of rioting occurred.  The Wushi Chantry’s Sleeper communities are hit hard by the riots. They begin to change direction as a result.
    • Men In BlackThe X-files debuts on Fox in 1993, Men In Black franchise, and other popular media crystalizes ambiguous Hypernarratives  in the minds of Sleepers. Both Traditions and Technocracy are able to take advantage of them.
    • World Wide Web – The World Wide Web  becomes common in 1993/1994. The Information Age has arrived.
    • An Alliance Forms – The Internet and the Digital Web produce strange bedfellows. As the Traditions and Technocracy get lost in their petty war,  the Disparate Alliance slowly takes shape. Members of the Hollow Ones secretly meet with the Batini. They foresee the coming Pogroms, and warn others.
    • Operation Dead Channel & the Nighthawk Accords – 1993
    • The Conflagration –  The rancorous politics of Doissetep erupt into a Wizard’s War in the Vadum of Forces.  The ensuing battle pits the Masters and Archmages against one another, and a the clash of magical wills results in a Doissetep being consumed by magickal flames. Archmage Porthos Fitz-Empress barely contains the blast, but dies in the process. Such violence in the heart of Forces is believed to have resulted in the most powerful Paradox backlash every known in the form of a mystical flaming back draft Tradition mages call the Storm (the Union would call it the Dimensional Anomaly). This mix of Paradox and the raw elemental Forces rages for nearly a decade cutting the Awakened community off from the Otherworlds.
    • White Monday – Doissetep destruction cascades into a massive, deadly White Out of the Digital Web. Many mages die in the White, and all those touched by the Digital Web are shaped by the loss.
    • Concordia War – AKA The War In Heaven – The destruction of Doissetep weakens the Pericarp of Horizon, and the Ascension Warrior and their army enter Horizon. Technocratic victory of the War in Concordia is short-lived as the Storm cuts Horizon from its tethers, and the Realm begins to die.
    • The Jump – Foreseeing what was to come, the Jump “jumps” hours before NWO black suits begin the first of LA pogroms. The Technocrats find little more than a vacant lot where the 13th Hour Club once stood. Where the Jump went is unknown.
    • The House of the Single Spiral – Euthanatos chantry House of the Single Spiral divides over Senex’s call. Most of its Masters follow Senex into the Deep Umbra. The remainder form the House of Dreams with independent Dreamspeakers.
    • The Storm – The Otherworlds are filled with razor-sharp, flaming Paradox and untamed Forces. Technocracy and the Traditions are thrown into chaos now that they are cut off from their leaders in the Otherworlds. Magic appears to be dying.
    • The Pogrom Renewed – The Storm cuts off contact with Control, and with Tradition heavy-hitters dead or MIA, the Technocracy launches the Pogrom, a pogrom to end all pogroms. It begins hunting down what Tradition and Craft mages it can find. Faced with fading magic, the dangers of the Storm, and an aggressive Technocratic threat, some among the Crafts join the Traditions while others pull a disappearing act.
    • The Great Disappearance – The Pogrom provides the needed pressure for a formal Alliance. Batini reveal the secrets of their occultation, and the Great Disappearance is enacted. The Technocracy and Traditions believe the Crafts to be wiped out.
    • Ascension’s End – The Euthanatos and Akashics persuade the rest of the Traditions to lay down arms, and quit the Ascension War (or at least regroup). The Order of Hermes refuses. The Traditions go to ground, the Hermetics go to war, and the Council withers.
    • The Second Massasa War -The Order of Hermes (mainly House Tytalus) renew the war against the Tremere in the hopes of recapturing ancient knowledge to use against the Techncoracy. This ends in a stalemate, and most of House Tytalus is dead or Requited having been corrupted by vampiric vitae. The Order of Hermes is forced to (temporarily)  withdraw from the Ascension War.
    • Technocratic Victory – With the Crafts believed to be wiped out and the Traditions reeling,  the Technocracy declares itself the winner of the the Ascension War. The New World Order calls a halt to the Pogrom, and the Technocracy turns inward. The victory is premature, however. Even their procedures face more difficulty in the face of the Masses who have simply grown apathetic under the Storm. Magick teeters on the edge of dying.
  • 2000s
    • Population Los Angeles – The city population is 3,976,071. Los Angeles County population is 10,245,572 – it’s by far the nation’s largest county.
    • The New Horizon Council – Despite their beleaguered position, the New Horizon Convocation is called in Los Angeles. The nine primi use this as a trap to capture and kill the infamous Nephandus Jodi Blake in the dead Westfield Pioneer Mall. It is believed that all nine of the primi involved gave their lives to prevent Blake from reincarnating, but no one can determine if their sacrifice was successful. The circle they used to perform the rite is now a plain of perfectly smooth obsidian. The sacrifice inspires the Traditions to become active again.
    • The Sphinx – In 2002, the first of many transmissions appears calling for the Traditions to come out of hiding and renew the Ascension War. A deluge of mysterious, untraceable messages appear giving instructions, offering inspiration, and posing riddles. Rumors of a “Rogue Council” begin to appear, and Tradition mages debate the intentions, purpose and meaning of the Sphinx. The Rogue Council Manifesto begins to be discussed among Traditions, and a new, more modern approach to the Ascension begins to form.
    • Technocracy Civil War – In late 2002, long festering cracks in the Technocracy turn into fractures. Frustrated by the lackluster response to its “win” in the Ascension War yet freed from the heavy handed constraints of the Inner Circle, the Technocracy begins to slowly unravel over what some see as an incomplete victory. Some blame the remaining Tradition mages, others the Sphinx, while some see the problem as being an internal one. The Technocracy is flung into chaos for the better part of the 200s.
      • Iteration X – With the loss of the Machine, Iteration X grapples with its new found independence. Extremists within the Clockwork Convention go haywire after being told the Pogroms would not be rewed. Their agitations draw followers from other Conventions who also feel the job was left undone.
      • New World Order – In response to Interation X’s rebellion, the New World Order launches an invasive campaign to root out dissidents within the Union. NWO managers and monitors invade nearly every aspect of Union operations.
      • Syndicate – The Storm results in a delayed hypereconomic crash just as the Union looks to the Syndicate to fund the rebuilding efforts. The Syndicate is the only thing holding the Union together at this point, and use their new found power to push back against NWO probes.  Tensions flare leading the Syndicate to implement a coup against the New World Order. Some say it they planned it all along.`
      • Progenitors – With Administration no longer calling the shot the Convention’s new leadership attempt to control and conceal the Convention’s excesses. The Progenitors fracture under its own internal struggles as Ethical Compliance and Damage Control clean house and get rid of the evidence.
      • The Void Engineers – Believing the Union isn’t taking the Storm seriously enough the VEs go AWAOL adopting a military dictatorship called the Existential Threats Directorate (ETD).
    • Farmers and Merchant stand off
    • Web 2.0 – Changes to the operation of the World Wide Web give rise to both the commercialization and democratization of the Web. The Information Age takes a bizarre turn in that it both educates and misinforms in equal measure. What was once secret can now be found online, and irrational beliefs and conspiracy theories are propped up in digital echo chambers. Traditions and Technocracy alike attempt to respond to this mixed blessing.
    • Storm’s End – In 2007, the Storm is little more than a whisper. Mages begin to gingerly re-enter the Otherworlds.
      • The New Horizon Convocation is called in at the Colony in New Zealand. The Council meets again for the first time. As the Union settles its own affairs, the Traditions elect new leaders are elected, and lines of communication are re-established as Portals appear throughout the world.
      • Void Engineer ship Perseids returns with grim tales from the Deep. It’s enough to scare the Union to the negotiating table.
    • Union Reunified – Cooler heads had prevail as the Union is poised on the edge of civil war. Convention leaders call a retreat in Reykjavik where the Reykjavik Accords was agreed to. Deals were made, bailouts were agreed to, and programs were funded. While this by no means settled the divisions that nearly sundered it, a stronger Union has begun to emerge. While some still push for a Union that preaches the enlightened tyranny of the past, the Union that emerges questions the old order to produce an ostensibly more humane Technocracy. Constructs are coming back online with an eye on long-term, humane reforms, or even a reorganization. Quietly, however, factions within the Technocracy clean their guns and wait for an opportunity to use them.
    • 2010s – Current The Storm has passed, but it left much damage in its wake. The Ascension War begins to build once more.