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Sixth World Almanac

Sixth World Almanac


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e Sixth Republic of France was founded in 2037 on the same ideals

of Liberty, Equality, and Brotherhood espoused by the previous repub-
lic. e Republic instituted public welfare and medical care for all of its

citizens, including corporate citizens for any megacorporation operat-

ing in France. e Loureau Act, which forced the megacorporations to
operate under the same health care statutes that the State o ered to the

public, also served to create a protected market for the corporations

that signed on. For several decades, the status quo existed between the
three estates (nobility, church, and corporation), with each doing their

part to support the Republic.
In January 2071, President Yohann de
Kervelec revealed the scandalous Project Omen
to the French people. Planned by elements of the
French nobility and the Catholic Church, it was

an attempt to undermine the Republic and control

the government through a series of puppet lead-
ers. Rocked by sanctions from the New European
Economic Community and the Corporate Court,

the French government was forced to make massive

cuts to their welfare and public health programs.
For several months, the testimonies of those
imprisoned in the Saar-Lorraine-Luxembourg

(SOX) Special Administrative Zone were recorded,

and investigations continue into the complicity of
Project Omen leaders.
Megacorporations began closing down their
local branches in response to the economic sanc-
tions. Pressing for the repeal of the Loureau Act
and formation of several pro-corp lobbyists, the
megas le the French economy in tatters. With
the nation facing the worst economic conditions

since the Crash of ‘29, President Kervelec partially
acceded to the Corporate Court and repealed parts
of the Loureau Act. Eurocorps have begun to rein-

vest in France again, and formed extra-territorial
compounds throughout the country, many clus-
tered around Lille.

France: frans
Population: 71,050,000
Primary Languages: French (offcial)
Provinces: Alpes, Bretagne, French Guiana, Grand Centre, Grand Est,
Île-de-France, Nord-Wallonie, Normandie, Sud-Ouest Pyrénées,
Rhône Auvergne
Government Type: Republic
Bordering Countries: Allied German States, Brussels E.C., Euskal Herria,
Italian Confederation, SOX Special Administrative Zone, Spain,
Switzerland, United Netherlands
Geography: Coastal plains with extensive rivers and mountains along
the eastern border
Notable Features: Gorges du Verdon, the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Seine
and the Rhône
























Brussels EC


New Morocco









Toulouse Montpellier



Le Havre


France: frans
Population: 71,050,000
Primary Languages: French (offcial)
Provinces: Alpes, Bretagne, French Guiana, Grand Centre, Grand Est,
Île-de-France, Nord-Wallonie, Normandie, Sud-Ouest Pyrénées,
Rhône Auvergne
Government Type: Republic
Bordering Countries: AlliedGerman States, Brussels E.C., Euskal Herria,
Italian Confederation, SOX Special Administrative Zone, Spain,





people who entered into it to quickly
become disoriented. After the Mist
was banished by a grassroots move-
ment known as the Druidic Revival of
Brittany, entire villages were discovered

to be missing. Over 100,000 people were

reported missing a er contact with the
Mist, and have never been seen again.

ough several small pockets of the

Mist remain, the large cities that were
surrounded, but not directly a ected by

it, have continued to thrive. Researchers

have noticed an increase in paranormal activity and occasional ebbs
and increases in magical energy throughout the area. Due to the
uid nature of magical energy in the region, several corporations
have stationed research groups in St. Nazaire to study the e ects of
geomancy on the region.

> Project Omen and President Kervelec. Do you think it’s coincidence that a man

who used to make his living divining for the nobility didn’t know anything about

their secret plan to control the government and the French people?

> Cosmo

> From what I’ve read, Kervelec really was caught with his pants around his ankles.

When Paladines suddenly fell ill, he was the frst in line to take the offce. Talk

about a glaring blind spot, he was so busy looking up everyone else’s future that

he forgot to check his own.

> Glitch

> The problem is that Rochefoulcaud, a cog in the Omen Conspiracy, left witnesses

alive. He had people who knew too much, but thought they might be useful

again later. Conspiracies only work if you tie up all the loose strings when you’re

> Snopes

> From the astral, and at a safe distance, the Mist reminds me the same type of
astral signature you see around an astral gateway.

> Frosty

> Are you saying that the Mist just picks people up and hurls them off to the

> Elijah

>Not exactly, more like the Mist could be a front runner for something on the
other side. Think about throwing down a smoke grenade before running across
a hallway. It blocks the ability of people to see what is really happening. What
if a guided alchera was moving around, collecting samples? It wouldn’t want
to expose itself to the rest of the world, which is why it stays out of big cities.

> Frosty

> So a nameless, unseen force with a vastly greater understanding of magic is in
fact coming to Earth and taking our livestock? I’ll need some proof.

> Snopes

by a kill-switch built into the local tele-
communications grid by Saeder-Krupp.
Following the economic boom of the

Wireless Matrix, Marseille saw several cor-
porations invest heavily in rebuilding, and

a diminishing in uence of Saeder-Krupp
in local a airs.

e city is a melting pot, with over
200 languages and dialects spoken daily.
With refugees from the Chinese Civil
war, the Euro Wars, and the Night of
Rage all coming together, racism is a
very minor issue. While there are occasional bouts of social unrest,
Marseille’s con ict is primarily over social di erences rather than
ethnic or racial ones. Despite the calm social conditions, Marseille
has a higher rate of organized crime activities, including drug traf-
cking, than the rest of France.
Waterfront casinos and the nest in gourmet cuisine make New
a popular vacation point for the wealthy elite. Local laws
have formed a tax haven in the city to make it equally popular with
businessmen and corporations. e con uence of wealth and power

makes New Monaco a prime backdrop for high-level business negotia-

tions and meetings.

Seated on the Mediterranean coast, halfway between Nice and
the Italian Confederation, New Monaco is a regular stop for the
Grand Tour, making the summer months a desirable time to visit.

e city also hosts the annual Monaco Grand Prix, a racing tradition

since 1929.

One of the few French cities to remain independent, Nice was

rebuilt through privately funded contracts. Luxury resorts and casinos
are spread along the coast, welcoming European aristocrats. Unlike the

rest of the nation, Nice has passed speci c laws segregating humans
from other metatypes. is has led to con ict in the past, as meta-
rights activists have protested the city’s position regarding metas.


Following the eruption of several volcanoes in Central France in

2011, which were later viewed as heralds of the Awakening, Auvergne

was evacuated and secured by the army. In 2038, a joint taskforce of
corporations headed by Saeder-Krupp established the Laboratories of
Auvergne Volcanic Area (LAVA). e facility’s primary research was
in the geological study of the compounds released by the volcanoes,
discovering that the stone and ash released were found to have unique
astral properties.

Since the Year of the Comet, the volcanoes have continued erupt-
ing. ere have been several accounts of eruptions that happened only
in astral space, without a physical counterpart. Additionally, there have
been uncon rmed reports of an astral eruption that materialized physi-

cally a er several seconds.
Located in northwestern France, Brittany (Bretagne) is a land
that has come alive with magic. In 2023, a thick fog began to spread

around the region. It covered most of the rural areas and surrounded

large towns. e Mist, as it was labeled, disrupted magic and caused


No monstrous arcologies loom on the horizon, skyscrapers have
been eschewed in favor of two and three-story buildings that hug the
city’s famed seven hills, and the ancient architecture that is the city’s
hallmark has survived the chaos of the 21st

century intact. At its heart
stands the Vatican, as much a symbol of power for an entire nation as
it is for the religion that built it.

Despite the church’s almost omnipresent power, the city still has

its shadows. By night, like a werewolf from a B horror sim, the city
transforms into something quite unlike its daytime self. e in u-
ence of the Camorra and the Cosa Nostra is everywhere, and their
“business” takes to the streets in the moonlight. Fresh joytoys, the
latest BTLs, and worse all nd their way to the streets of the holy
city a er dark.

e GeMiTo Sprawl took shape when the nation collapsed
in the thirties. With Genoa, Milan, and Turin hardest-hit, anarchy
reigned and law enforcement, the military, nor corporate security
could bring the area back under control. When the dust nally
cleared, and the Italian Confederation was formally established in

2044, everyone was too busy rebuilding their own territory to worry

about the ruined west.
e only action the new government took was to give the region
a name; the Genoa-Milan-Turin Special Administrative Zone, or
GeMiTo. Other than this, no one has done a thing for it. Over ten

million people live there today, surviving however they can. ey leech
o the infrastructure of the heavily forti ed corporate enclaves within

the zone and in exchange they leave the enclaves alone, providing the
corps with a lawless playground in which they can do as they please.
While cities around the world struggle to deal with the pervasive
threats of toxins and pollution, the city of Venice nds its canals and
city clean for the rst time since the 17th Century. Even the foun-
dations of the city have been solidi ed, making the expensive ood
control systems of the late 20th Century obsolete. e elected Doge,

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