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Sixth World Almanac

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Richard Villiers Under Suspicion

JUDE MCMILLAN, BOSTON HERALD—08/30/34

Lone Star has named Mr. Richard Villiers, a major investor in
the now defunct Matrix Systems of Boston, as a person of inter-
est in the June deaths of Matrix System’s founders, Ken Roper
and Michael Eld. Reportedly, Villiers produced copies of Matrix
Systems back-up drives, previously believed destroyed, and used
these to negotiate a one third ownership of Fuchi Industrial
Electronics. An anonymous Fuchi whistle-blower reported that
Villiers produced detailed technical specs for the Portal, as well as
prototypes of a number of new devices.
Two months ago, Ken Roper and Michael Eld were killed in
what were initially ruled as accidents. e deaths occurred just six
weeks a er the release of a ground-breaking mass-market cyberter-
minal called the Portal. On June 12, Ken Roper was found dead in
his home—apparently the victim of an accidental electrocution. A
few hours later, Michael Eld was killed in a hit-and-run accident.
Friends say that Eld was on his way to Roper’s house when the acci-
dent occurred. Lone Star has not identi ed any leads on the driver
or vehicle that killed Roper, but are o ering a substantial reward for
information leading to an arrest.
Lone Star has not gone so far as to change the cause of death for

Eld and Roper to homicide, but o cials remain open to the possibility.

February 28—UCAS: Shiawase research and development teams
successfully develop the first type “O” genetically engineered organs.
The corporation is quickly granted a patent on the process by the
Corporate Court.
March 31—UCAS: In Chicago, Illinois, in a joint effort, the University of
Chicago and the Atlantean Foundation create a research complex on
Lake Michigan to study the high number of unfettered air and water
spirits in the area. The facility is called Elemental Hall.
May 1—UCAS: In Boston, Massachusetts, Matrix Systems of Boston, the
company created by Ken Roper and Michael Eld, former members of
Echo Mirage, release the first “gray-market” cyberterminal, named
the Portal.
June 12—UCAS: Exactly six weeks after the release of the Portal by Matrix
Systems of Boston, founders, Ken Roper and Michael Eld are each
killed in what are determined to be freak accidents. The next morning,
all data regarding the technology for the cyberterminal and the Portal
are lost when Matrix Systems’ main computer crashes. All prototypes
of their cyberterminal also disappear.
July 4—UK: Primrose Hill and the surrounding buildings are given to the
New Druidic Movement by the government. This new location serves
as the group’s headquarters.
August 7—UCAS: Richard Villiers, who invested heavily in Matrix Systems,
turns up at Fuchi Industrial Electronics with the specs, code, and
prototypes of the Portal. Villiers trades these, all of his North
American holdings, and even a Corporate Court seat for one third
ownership of Fuchi.

August 28—BRAZIL: Three great dragons (two identified as Hualpa and
Sirrug) lead a force of Awakened beings and metahumans to seize
control of the city of Manaus, located in the Amazon basin. The
Awakened forces continue to seize additional territory, working their
way outward from the heart of the Amazon.
October 14—EUROPE: The Alliance for Allah launches the Great Jihad with
attacks on Israel, Russia, India, the Balkans, and the Iberian Peninsula.
November 2—AMAZONIA: The city of Brasilia falls to the Awakened forces,
and the Brazilian government is forced to surrender. Shortly after,
the great dragon Hualpa declares the creation of the new nation of
Amazonia.
November 10—CAS: The southern states that sent representatives to
Atlanta in 2032 secede from the UCAS and form the Confederation
of American States. Although fears of a second civil war run high, the
split is handled relatively orderly.
December 11—IRELAND: President McCarthy requests that Liam O’Connor
impose a state of emergency in Ireland while the legislature enacts
future constitutional changes.
December 19—CAS: Representatives from the CAS and the UCAS sign the
Treaty of Richmond, formally recognizing the CAS as a sovereign nation.
December 25— TÍR NA NÓG: Politician Seamus O’Kennedy, an associate
of Liam O’Connor, goes before the nation to announce further
governmental changes and the creation of a new nation: Tír na nÓg.
In response, many remaining humans join a mass exodus.
December 31—CARIBBEAN LEAGUE: South Florida breaks from CAS and
joins the Caribbean League.

2034

2034—THE BIRTH OF NATIONS

Richard Villiers Under Suspicion

JUDE MCMILLAN, BOSTON HERALD—08/30/34

Lone Star has named Mr. Richard Villiers, a major investor in
the now defunct Matrix Systems of Boston, as a person of inter-
est in the June deaths of Matrix System’s founders, Ken Roper
and Michael Eld. Reportedly, Villiers produced copies of Matrix
Systems back-up drives, previously believed destroyed, and used
these to negotiate a one third ownership of Fuchi Industrial
Electronics. An anonymous Fuchi whistle-blower reported that
Villiers produced detailed technical specs for the Portal, as well as

HISTORY

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HISTORY53
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2035—FRAGMENTED STATES, TOXIC ZONES, AND TÍR TAIRNGIRE
2035—FRAGMENTED STATES, TOXIC ZONES, AND TÍR TAIRNGIRE
2035—FRAGMENTED STATES, TOXIC ZONES, AND TÍR TAIRNGIRE53
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strong governing body. e Council increased its number of
national leaders to eleven, with the addition of four non-elven
members (though Lofwyr was already a current member and
a dragon).

Why make such a statement in solidarity? Is it a state-
ment at all? It could be that a er sending the Shidhe council
packing, the governing body realized that working together
made more sense than segregation.
Recently we learned the names of the new non-elven
members of the Star Council of Tír Tairngire.
Blake Ladner and Garth Stone, both dwarves, were
announced rst, raising a rather startled reaction from the
media community. e third member, Larry Zincan, an ork,
brought an even heavier reaction. It wasn’t until “Rex,” a

January 10—DENVER: The NAN sector splits into three separate
sectors; the Pueblo Corporate Council, the Sioux Nation, and the
Ute Nation.
April 16—CAS: Atlanta, Georgia is chosen to be the permanent capital
of the nation, triumphing over New Orleans, Louisiana.
May 1—TÍR TAIRNGIRE: After years of organizing a nation in everything
but name within the borders of the Salish-Shidhe Council, Lugh
Surehand officially announces the formation of Tír Tairngire, the
Land of Promise.
May 2—SALISH-SHIDHE COUNCIL: The Salish-Shidhe Council refuses
to acknowledge Tír Tairngire’s independence. They immediately
launch attacks against Tír Tairngire but are repelled by an
unexpectedly well armed Tír military. After several days of attacks
Salish forces stand down, defeated.
May 9—NAN: Admiring the strength displayed by Tír Tairngire during
their defense against invading Salish-Shidhe troops, all members
of the NAN except the Salish-Shidhe Council recognize Tír
Tairngire as a sovereign state.
May 17—CAS: With CAS distracted by economic and political growing
pains, Aztlan forces invade southern Texas. Aztlan forces stop
at Austin, which becomes a divided city, and the Texas capital is
moved to Dallas—Fort Worth.
July 9—AFRICA: Satellite imagery reveals that the natural landscape
of Africa is undergoing a major transformation. Later research
suggests Africa went through a form of continental Awakening.
September 10—CAS: Frustrated by the unwillingness of the CAS to help
Texas regain her lost territory, Texas secedes from the CAS and
forms the Republic of Texas. Texas immediately starts their own
campaign against Aztlan.
November 20—UCAS: The United Nations faces dissolution after years
of dwindling membership, economic troubles, and a complete
failure to prevent the Euro Wars. At the last moment, the
Corporate Court steps in to rescue and revitalize the organization.
December 22—UK: The Yarrow nuclear reactor suffers a catastrophic
meltdown, creating what is later dubbed the Northern
Irradiated Zone.

2035

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2036—CALIFORNIA GOES INDEPENDENT

2036—CALIFORNIA GOES INDEPENDENT
2036—CALIFORNIA GOES INDEPENDENT

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Military Aid. ink about those words. Japan is o ering us mili-
tary aid. e announcement seems to have slowed down our enemies
in the north and south, but does anyone else here remember the “mili-
tary aid” Japan sent to the Philippines?

> Can you imagine being on vacation or whatever it was he was doing, and fnding

out while you were gone that the guys you left in charge managed to get you

kicked out of the Union? The man had an ugly situation to deal with. Seems to

me what he did was for the best.

> /dev/grrl

> Sure—unless, of course, you happened to be a metahuman in Frisco.
> Butch

sasquatch was elected that there were shouts of both glee and astonish-

ment at the Council’s interracial membership.
If this proves successful, it could mean a new chapter in the war
against racial prejudice.

> I remember reading about this in school. This was a pretty big thing—and they’d

already kicked the Salish’s ass back to their own borders.

> /dev/grrl

> It was a big thing … if you believe that it was more than a PR stunt. Until the
changing of the guard, these guys were just a dog and pony show designed to
convince everyone that non-elves mattered to the Princes.

> Kay St. Irregular

> She’s right. Haven’t we taught you yet, grrl? Don’t believe anything they teach
you in school.
> Pistons

> Sorry, ma’am. I’ll try to remember to listen to my elders.
> /dev/grrl

> Heh. I like this kid more all the time.
> Cosmo

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