MUS – Madison Under Siege created history
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1896 AD – First European Assamite embraced.
1900 – West coast cities such as San Diego, Sacramento, Seattle and Los Angeles were ripe for Brujah/Anarch rebellion as cities grew rapidly in both Kindred and Kine. News of this spreads to Madison. A small group of Kindred move to Madison in hopes of escaping the rebellions. They call themselves the Lords of Madison.
MUS – Tensions flare between the werewolves, the Tremere and Gangrel, and the Lords of Madison.
1904 – The Capital is set on fire.
In the evening a gas jet ignited a newly-varnished ceiling in the capitol building. A night watchman on his rounds smelled smoke. The Capitol had been wired for electricity, but some gas jets were still in use.
The Capitol had a $20,000 sprinkler system and was connected to both the city water supply and the state supply, which was located atop UW-Madison’s main hall.
An engineer at the university had drained the tanks on top of Main Hall while cleaning a boiler. Gov. Robert La Follette telegraphed a request to Milwaukee and Janesville for help. Both responded in record time, loading their equipment on trains. The Milwaukee Fire Department made it to Madison in 96 minutes, but they found the frigid weather had frozen the pumpers, and they had to wait for them to thaw.
Volunteers, including hundreds of university students, also fought the fire. La Follette ran into the building again and again to save state documents and directing people as they removed records and furniture. The students climbed ladders to the upper stories where the State Law Library was and began pitching books to the snow banks below.
The fire burned on for 20 hours. The entire structure except the north wing burned to the ground.
Unfortunately, La Follette had ordered the State Historical Society to return the revered remains of “Old Abe,” the bald eagle that accompanied the Wisconsin 8th Regiment in the Civil War, to the Capitol just a year or two before the fire. So the stuffed body of Old Abe also went up in the blaze.
MUS – The Capital is set on fire. Many supernatural events happen this night. The death of the Lords of Madison happens at the hands of Werewolves and evil spirits. A Tremere’s adept dies in the fire along with the Baali.
Someone opens a rift in the Umbra that allow many powerful Wraith spirits to enter the normal Umbra and Earth. It also caused the fire that destroyed the Capitol building.
Otto informed the Werewolves of the event and worked with them to destroy many spirits this day. It was during these fights that the Lords of Madison got involved trying to attack a lone Werewolf but found that he wasn’t so alone and were all destroyed.
2 Mages die
1906 AD: The Sons of Ether are given a permanent seat on the Council of Nine, filling the spot left vacated by the Solificati since 1471.
Paradigma begins publication to members of the Sons of Ether. The magazine serves the Tradition by “publishing the results of Members’ discoveries, research projects, and expeditions, adding to our knowledge of the Universe and Self.” The journal publishes quarterly. Professor Bastion Steadfast introduces the journal (and the Tradition) with an article entitled “A Mens Club for Adventurers of Science.”
1909 AD –
MUS – Sara Greenberg is born to Rebecca Greenberg shortly after Rebecca’s arrival in town. Sara grows up basically living in the management office of a twine mill. After getting past the difficulty of running a business as a woman (only allowed since she was the widow of the owner), Rebecca’s daughter Sara became like a mascot to the workers and helped her mother become respected and loved by all of her employees.
1911 AD – The Mexican Revolution begins as the Anarchs rise up against the Camarilla, marking the start of the second Anarch revolution.
1914 – 1918 – WWI
German Ventrue and French Toreador start WW I. The Second Sabbat Civil war reaches its height during the Great War. Melinda Galbraith becomes Regent of the Sabbat. The Sabbat Inquisition became a political tool but vanished when Jyhad spread between Sabbat-held territories.
MUS – During this time a small pack of Sabbat make its way into madison escaping the Sabbat civil war. They don’t last long in Madison finding themselves fighting Mages, Werewolves and the Tremere/Gangrel.
The Second Sabbat Civil war reaches its height during the Great War.
Melinda Galbraith becomes Regent of the Sabbat.
The Sabbat Inquisition became a political tool but vanished when Jyhad spread between Sabbat-held territories.
MUS – The War provides the Technocracy with a testing ground for their new developments in mechanical and chemical warfare. The Sons of Ether are dragged into the technological terror as well.
Oliver Patterson Watts creates a Son’s of Ether Chantry in Madison.
Kerem Ishild Kay comes to Madison with two apprentices and creates the Euthanatos Chantry.
The Syndicate’s goal of uniting humanity under one government and one currency are smashed with the advent of World War I.
By the end of the War, the newly-christened New World Order begins hunting Reality Deviants as part of an elaborate campaign to protect humanity.
The Technocracy tries to set up a base to launch a full assault on Madison magi.
1918 – The First World War ends
The Followers of Set took quick advantage of the Prohibition by creating a criminal army that stalled investigations and actions of police and government.
MUS – Brandy Madison (Malkavian), comes to Madison fleeing Europe with a small group in hopes of taking over this small city. She brings with her some allies that are also not in the good graces of the European kindred. Kyle Schuller (Malkavian), Charity Myor (Toreador), Victor King (Ventrue), and Deven Tridel (Toreador). They are able to establish control over many of the mortal business in Madison.
Adam Vansin comes to Madison from Russia and starts controlling much of the organized crime that is springing up in Madison and nourthern Wisconsin due to the Prohibition. He is not the only one trying to gain control of the Mortal criminal organizations. Mai Kanaan a Follower of Set also comes to Dane county to claim control of the Mortal criminal organizations. This leads to a bitter war between the Brujah and the Follower of Set.
December: The Camarilla recognises Brandy Madison as prince, and she appoints Devin Tridel-Myor, Victor King, Beccha Troy, Kyle Schuller, Adam Vansin and Otto Primagen.
1920 – The Mexican Revolution comes to an end.
MUS – The Sabbat screw both the Anarchs and the weakened Camarilla and take control of most of Mexico. The second Anarch revolution ends. During this time a small group of Anarchs fleeing Mexico and come to Madison to stir up trouble and try and overthrow Brandy, the New Prince. They fail and are either killed or driven off. This however doesn’t leave Madison without its scars. Due to all the fighting the Werewolves become much more aware of the Kindred who are now living in Madison and a war starts between the two groups that doesn’t end for over a decade. The seeds of an Anarch uprising are planted in the vampire population.
Thirty-third Justicar election
The Council of Nine Mystick Traditions has regained a lot of its old strength, fed by the vitality of the Sons of Ether and a resurgence of Hermetic and Verbena Arts.
By this year, in the wake of the Great War, all is broken. Soon after, the Technocracy declares a Pogrom against all Reality Deviants, beginning the Ascension War in earnest.
MUS – Jay Dee creates 10 major nodes in Madison and starts creation of a Horizon Realm. The 4 nodes are given out one to the Celestial Choir, one to the Dream Speakers, one to the Order of Hermes and one to the Verbena. Nodes not being used by a seat were used to construct the Horizon Realm and powering that construction.
War with the Technocracy in Madison Heats up as the Technocratic base comes online.
MUS – Sara Greenberg’s first change.
MUS – Verbena and Celestial Choir mages of Madison go to war with each other over paradigm conflicts.
1929 – The Wall Street stock market crashes. The Great Depression begins.
Latran Treaty. The Vatican is created.
Gandhi’s civil disobedience campaign begins.
MUS – The Great Depression hits Madison and along with it came the strongest Sabbat assault in the History of Madison. This was also at the height of the war between the Kindred of Madison and the Werewolves. Luckily for the Camarilla kindred the Werewolves focused much of their efforts on killing off the Sabbat intruders as the Sabbat tried to set up shop in the Rural areas during its initial assault of Madison.
The Sabbat, having brought about the Depression, make their move on the rest of New England from NYC.
The Sabbat Inquisition purges several nests of Lilians for sedition, antediluvian worship, and infernalism.
MUS – Mages of the Order of Hermes work with the Tremere Becca Troy to help fight the Sabbat.
MUS – Mages of the Verbena and Celestial Choir Fight the Syndicate ending many of their hostilities.
MUS – Adam Vansin and Mai Kanaan have a physical battle that ends in the death of Mai Kanaan.
Brujah were preparing to kill Stalin until they decided that they needed him against Hitler. They got Stalin to sign the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact with Hitler, then tried to replace Stalin.
Many Eastern European Kindred, particularly the Tremere, support the rise of fascism, applauding its emphasis on law and order. Seeing fascist governments as a useful check on social unrest and as a potential weapon against the Sabbat, conservative Kindred lend assistance to the proponents of totalitarianism.
Lucinde rose from torpor to discover that her Ventrue lover was killed and replaced by the Setite Kemintiri.
The Brujah Russian Council unified their opposition to Stalin after his connections to Mages and the Sabbat became apparent.
1931 AD –
MUS – Bootlegger Jennie Justo founds the Cult chantry in Madison and does bootlegging operations out of it
MUS – The Gangrel Otto Wolfgang and Tori Redford works with the local Kindred and Werewolves to hash out a peace treaty that brings an end to the war between the two groups. In the treaty the Kindred allow the creation of the arboretum and the werewolves make this their home. Also Kindred are not allowed to enter any park. In return the Werewolves will not attack Kindred that are sanctioned by the Prince to live in Madison as long as they are inside the city limits.
MUS – Mages are not allowed to interfere in matters between Vampire/Werewolf internal struggles or any struggle between the two groups. Mages start the signing of Truces with Vampires, Werewolves, Changelings, and Wraith
Suffering from the collapse of the Qutbs and feeling abandoned by the other eight Traditions, the Ahl-i-Batin cut ties with the Council of Nine Mystic Traditions, giving up the Seat of Correspondence on the Council of Nine, and vow to protect their homelands themselves.
MUS – The Ahl-i-Batin Chantry in Madison is abandoned.
1933 – December 21st – The Code of Milan is created by the Regent with several Cardinals and Archbishops. It’s purpose is to again stop Sabbat infighting. Developed at the end of the Second Sabbat Civil War
1934 – October 3ed –
MUS – Four envoys arrive in Madison, They proclaim Baraboo to belong to the three Tzimisce- Melak, Kassey, and Balah. They worn that trespassing will not be tolerated and that they hold allegiance to no one. Before any more can be discerned the envoys disappear.
1935 – The infamous “Anonymous Edition” of Paradigma is published, subtitled “A Matter of Minor Corrections.” The issue is devoted to revealing that some of Ether Science’s most important inventions were actually done by partners and colonial servants of the white male Scientists who originally took credit. Originally dismissed as a hoax, the truth is revealed once many prominent Professors prove unable to perform the feats attributed to them. The Ethics Council removes all ethnic- and gender-based criteria for positions within the Sons of Ether. The incident sparks the foundation of the Progressivists faction.
1939 – WWII begins in Europe
MUS – Aadhira Hebbar comes to Madison to study under Kerem.
1940 – A letter from the New World Order to the rest of the Conventions expresses their admiration for Adolf Hitler, who seems to have solved his country’s economic problems, and may yet serve to unite the nations of Europe under a single banner, which will ultimately lead to a single world government.
1941 – Hitler broke the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
Pearl Harbor is bombed (by the Japanese) and America enters WWII.
Mithras is forced into torpor during a Nazi bombing raid.
The Brujah have to ally with other clans to defeat the Nazi’s.
Roger “NemaTrode” Thackery sends a message to all Virtual Adepts. Their plan to bring the United States into the war is about to reach fruition, but they must be cautious, as their lives would become extremely difficult were the other Conventions to find out about their plans.
MUS – Truax Field Air National Guard Base is constructed by the Void Engineers of the Technocracy after a peace treaty was signed between the Madison Traditions and the Madison Technocracy.
MUS – Adam Vansin’s childe David Boston arrives from Russia with his 2 ghouls Borislava Konev and Alexei Adamov
MUS – Lea Nosson Goodwin Awakens in Madison and studies under Father Haider of the Choir
The 53rd Council of the Council of Nine meets in Horizon. To the outrage of many, Hermetic Master Getulio Vargas Sao Cristavao takes the Seat of Forces, representing the Order of Hermes on the Council of Nine, replacing Master Liao Xaoxequin. The War caused great division in Horizon’s ranks.
1944 – The Technocratic Union withdraws its support of the Axis and begins supporting the clear winners, the Allies. They initiate an alliance with the Traditions. Huge joint ritual outside Berlin led by Masters Callistro bani Tytalus and Creon the Sane bani Bonisagus banishes or destroys Nephandi archmages.
One of the Masses discovers a weapon of destruction neither side of the Ascension War anticipated. The Traditions and Technocracy seize the opportunity to focus their resources on driving the largest cults of Nephandi from the world.
Control announces a shift in its attitudes toward World War II. Given Hitler’s search for magical and mystical relics, the Technocracy will be withdrawing its support and placing it firmly behind the Allies.
1945 – WW II ends.
The United Nations is formed.
Ventrue and Tremere allies of the German occupying forces attempt to oust the Tzimisce from their native soil. Bizarre occurrences plague their efforts, as if the land itself intervenes.
1945-49 – The Sabbat Tzimisce reassert their dominance over Eastern Europe, driving out the remnants of the German and Austrian Camarilla Kindred from Romania and other regions in Eastern Europe. Despite Sabbat efforts, the Russian Brujah remain. The Tremere retreat to Austria or seclude themselves to Eastern Europe.
In their last official joint action, the Traditions/Technocracy Wewelsberg Tribunal judges and executes Awakened war criminals, and gives the tainted Node at Dachau to the Consanguinity of Eternal Joy for stewardship.
A spirit of rebirth pervades the Traditions after years of war. Reconciliation Day is instituted. The Sons of Ether play a role in bringing the fractured Traditions back into harmony following World War II.
The Traditions/Technocracy alliance used to defeat the Nephandi is dissolved and disavowed.
Jared Thorpe of Iteration X reports to Control that he has infiltrated several Virtual Adept meetings, and finds Alan Turing’s ideas of Virtual Reality to be dangerous. The Adepts have also been in contact with the Sons of Ether. Thorpe doesn’t know what the Adepts are up to, but it seems subversive.
Alan Turing proposes the idea of a Virtual Reality, a mirror to reality entirely within computers. The concept circumvents the careful planning of the Time Table.
MUS – Tori Redford is Embraced by Otto Wolfgang (Gangrel)
MUS – Glory of the Morning is Awakened and studies under Waukon Decorah of the Dream Speakers
1954 – The Virtual Adepts begin to defect.
Central Control sends a message to the Men in Black, notifying them that Alan Turing has refused to stop his research into virtual reality, so he is to be terminated with extreme prejudice. Any electronic devices on his person are to be destroyed and the parts brought back for examination. No witnesses.
MUS – Lawrence Hugh Landweber founds a VA chantry created a Sector in the Digital web called A Virtual Madtown
MUS – Otto Wolfgang is murdered by an unknown party on August 15th 1955. It is believed by many of the Kindred that Otto was killed by Brandy Madison to give Brandy the opening she needed to start a new war with the Werewolves and many of the younger Kindred of the city rise up in rebellion against the Elders of the city. During this time many of the Kindred start making childer without the permission of the Prince.
Brandy sends in a group of ghouls into the arboretum to try and sneak attack the Werewolves caern just after the death of Otto. This attack ends horribly and sparks a new war between the Kindred and the Werewolves.
After the Death of Otto, Tori Redford embraces Alexander Hawk to quell her loneliness and save his life. This embrace is found out by Brandy and she calls a blood hunt on Alexander. Many of the younger Kindred scoff at this blood hunt and try to help Alexander evade capture and make him the martyr of their Anarch rebellion.
MUS – War between the Traditions of Madison sparks up. The Order of Hermes, Sons of Ether, Virtual Adepts vs Euthanatos, Verbena, Celestial Chorus. With the Dream Speakers trying to bring a peace between all groups. The Order of Hermes has been working with Local Technocracy agents to explore the Deep Umbra. The Chorus are calling this betrayal and wish to stop this collaboration.
MUS – Jay Dee discovers that the Nephandi that were banished from Earth were only decoys and a powerful force of the Nephandi still exists on Earth.
The entire Virtual Adept community goes virtual.
The New World Order sends a message to the rest of the Conventions. The Virtual Adepts have vanished, and they’ve taken all data on the Technocracy with them. The Time Table is shattered. Any Adepts found are to be executed slowly and painfully as a lesson to others.
The Third Sabbat Civil War lasted only 100 nights from a Brujah Antitribu coup in New York. After their assistance in the Third Sabbat Civil War, a group of Caitiff was recognized as a separate group/bloodline by the Lasombra and Tzimisce of the Sabbat. They were named “Panders” after their leader Joseph Pander.
The Third Sabbat Civil War in the Americas bleeds over into Europe emerging as another battle between the Brujah Antitribu and Romania-local Tzimisce.
MUS – A small group of Caitiff kindred, arriving from Chicago hear about the Sabbat giving the “Panders” status and try to petition Brandy the Prince of Madison to give them a seat on the council. All of them are killed on the spot.
Pentex completes its takeover of Magadon, Incorporated in the later months of this year. Co-founder and Director of Administration Matthew Davies is the most vocal objector, but he accepts Pentex’s extremely generous severance package.
Acting on behalf of the Virtual Adepts, Roger Thackery begins talks with Etherite Julian Spence regarding admission to the Traditions.
Julian Spence, Son of Ether, sends a message to the Council of Traditions regarding the Virtual Adepts. Spence feels that the Adepts have a lot to offer the Council, not the least of which is the filling of the position left vacant by the Ahl-i-Batin. The Adepts also have a copy of the Technocracy’s Time Table, projects in planning, and information on the Iteration X machine realm, Autochthonia.
MUS – Michael Kruger is Embraced by Rebecca Troy. This is one of the few sanctioned embraces by Prince Brandy and the mages.
MUS – Susanne Adelina Mayer comes to Madison to apprentice under Jay Dee
The Council of Nine, assisted by Dr. Julian Spence, sends a letter to the Virtual Adepts, offering them a place within the Council of Traditions, provided the Adepts agree to be on probation for five years, will turn over all information regarding Technocracy plans, and agree to take the Seat of Correspondence
Roger Thackery, on behalf of the Virtual Adepts, responds to the invitation from the Council of Nine: “We accept”.
MUS – Following his visit to a high profile Silver Fang wedding, William Burke returns to Madison with his neice Shannon ‘Moonbeam’ Burke. He has been given custody while his brother Marcus is in Vietnam fighting the bad guys.
MUS – Jan None (Nosferatu) arrives in Madison and sides with the anarchs helping them dig up the dark secrets of the elders.
MUS – Shannon Burke goes through her first change. She chooses the Children of Gaia as her tribe rather than Silver Fang, her birthright. This causes much harumphing.
MUS – Lodin obtained permission from the Ventrue Justicar to settle the Anarch problem once and for all. More than 100 vampires are said to have disappeared that night.
With the help of Jan None the Anarchs of Madison evade destruction at the hands of Lodin.
David Boston and his ghoul Alexei Adamov are not so lucky…
MUS – Luko Lau born September 21, 1968
MUS – Redmond Thatcher and Zachariah Jager are Imbued during an event in Vietnam. They are sent to wipe out a small village thought to house a munitions supply. They encounter werewolves commanded by a mage. Redmond and Zachariah’s platoon is wiped out by the Black Spiral Dancers. After killing one of the werewolves, Redmond and Zachariah barely escape with their lives. They are treated for their wounds and Honorably Discharged back to the United States.
MUS – Shannon Burke and Sara Greenburg die during a massive battle with a Wyrm Beast. The battle is so intense that the energy released is felt in the real world in the form of the Sterling Hall Bombing.
MUS – It is believed the Sterling Hall bombing was an attack on an organization known as Pentex by the Werewolves. The truth behind this event is quickly covered up by Brandy and not even Jan None is aware of what really happened.
MUS – After years of service as a ghoul Borislava Konev is embraced by Adam Vansin (Brujah) without the sanction of the Prince.
MUS – Leon Keone Bone awakens as a result of the Sterling Hall event and apprentices under Susanne Adelina of the Order of Hermes.
MUS – Redmond Thatcher and Zachariah Jager work together to hunt and survive in their new world. The sheer volume of supernaturals present in the world shocks the both of them.
MUS – Redmond Thatcher and Zachariah Jager are now heavily bearded homeless veterans begging on the streets of San Francisco. Homeless drifters by day, Hunters of supernaturals by night.
MUS – The Giovanni clan begins investing heavily into the Madison airport.
MUS – Tori Redford makes a deal with the Werewolves of the city to capture Brandy and force her to end the war between the vampires and the Werewolves. Brandy weasels out of meeting final death or even banishment by cooperating and insisting that only she can keep the Elders of the camarilla from breaking the peace and is subjected to a ritual that binds her to her word. Brandy accepts the position of seneschal and stays in control of much of the day to day proceedings of the Kindred of Madison and Tori becomes Prince to insure a lasting peace between the Kindred and the Werewolves.
Tori Redford agrees to keep the Camarilla structure in place and declares that she is the Prince, Brandy is her seneschal, and that the city will mostly be run by the Primogen. Each clan will have 1 vote and the ability to abstain from any vote. In case of a Tie vote the Prince will decide, any vote can be vetoed by the Prince and a 2/3’s vote will be needed override the veto.
MUS – Deer Park is founded by the Akashic Brotherhood and Geshe Sopa is the leader of a small group of Akashic.
MUS – The Akashic Brotherhood, side with the Order of Hermes in a surprise move that no one saw coming. A Truce is called between all involved and renewed effort is focused on destroying the Nephandi that escaped the Ritual that banished most to the Deep Umbra and to find out how Nephandi of the Deep Umbra are making it back to Earth and by passing the Horizon protection spell. The Void Engineers of Madison agree to assist with this endeavor.
MUS – WoD Peace Treaty of Madison
MUS – Claus Thorston born July 1, 1975 in Sweden
MUS – Redmond Thatcher and Zachariah Jager begin to formally keep notes on the doings of supernaturals types that they encounter and document weaknesses, habits, activities and contacts.
Malkavians get Jimmy Carter elected as a prank.
MUS – Cathryn Vancil born April 23, 1976 in Madison
MUS – Several visiting vampires go missing. Most notably are a Tzimisce from Baraboo and a Malkavian from Milwaukee. This puts a strain on politics as no cause is publicly ever found.
MUS – Susheela Pantaleone Fabian is created by the Verbena of Madison. A spree of Murders happen in Madison. Throughout this year.
Ventrue regain the Presidency as Ronald Reagan is elected.
Mid 1980’s – Ventrue Ruud Retief made an announcement at the Conclave in Liberia; South African Board of (Ventrue) Directors made pacts with Sabbat to encourage upheaval throughout Southern Africa. This shocked the Kindred world over.
MUS – Evelyn Adams comes to Madison and Apprentices under Oliver Patterson Watts of the Sons of Ether.
MUS – William Burke dies under mysterious circumstances.
The Ahl-i-Batin/Taftâni alliance pays off, as Technocratic forces are routed in an incursion attempt. As the Technocratic paradigm no longer holds sway, Paradox knocks their helicopters out of the sky.
MUS – Lulu Turner arrives in Madison with her sire Rehl Zuul. In order to facilitate her entry to the council Tori calls a vote to change Madison to a Anarch city. Surprisingly the vote passes. A system of offices based on merit is established. Victor King, Devin Trindel, Michael Kruger, Tori Redford, Lulu Turner, Jan None, Charity Myor, and Adam Vansin are appointed chairmen of districts in madison. Victor King and Borislava Konev are appointed Arbiters. Tori Redford is Baroness.
MUS – Lawrence Hugh Landweber creates CSNET in Madison.
Black Spiral Dancers invade a Ratkin nest in Port Said, slaying the Ratkin and their totem, then converting the nest into the Hive of the Boiling Sands.
Blood Eye becomes the Alpha of all Red Talons
MUS – Redmond Thatcher and Zachariah Jager form T&J Investigations a “Detective Agency” in San Francisco.
MUS – Elizabeth Greenburg born February 14, 1983
MUS – Steven Allen comes to Madison and works with Father Haider as an apprentice of the Choir
The first cyborg HIT Mark rolls off the assembly lines
MUS – Peggy Fitzgerald sets up shop in Madison and works with Jennie Justo of the Cult of X
MUS – Thomas Whittier born October 3, 1986
The Order of Hermes begins receiving reports of a white-haired Nephandus who corrupts Tradition mysticks with ease.
The 58th Council of the Council of Nine meets in Horizon. Only three representatives attend: Dr. Julian Spence of the Sons of Ether, Lady Charlotte Quay of the Verbena and Master Getulio Vargas Sao Cristavao of the Order of Hermes. Two envoys from the Hollow Ones show up, but are ejected. Without at least two-thirds of the Council, no votes can be made.
New Horizons Youth Center is founded by a small committee of concerned social workers. Accompanied by the sounds of howling wind, one of the founders dies in the basement. The cause of death is ruled a heart failure.
MUS – Ann Johnston awakens and trains with the Akashic Brotherhood of Madison
MUS – Rehl Zuul and Adam Vansin leave madison. They leave their assets, titles, and territories to their childe and head east.
1990 – Most Brujah Council Members in Russia send their KGB agents etc, against Mikhail Gorbachev (they were against his reform plans), but all agents vanished without trace.
Baba Yaga awakens from torpor and overwhelms the supernatural denizens of Russia, slamming down a supernatural barrier that prevents Kindred from leaving. Contact with the Brujah who support the Soviet government breaks off abruptly and many Kindred in Russia disappear.
The Golden Dragon Society investigates the Syndicate, and finds that it has ties to a corporation called Pentex, itself a front for a hitherto-unknown magical society which subscribes to an unknown paradigm. They’re dubbed the “followers of the Centipede.”
Pentex attempts to establish a new base, in the form of a “rainforest preservation research center” called Green River Awareness. The Swift Claw pack destroys the surrounding jungle area and makes it look like Pentex did it. The pack is tried before Golgol Fangs First and found guilty of conspiring with the Wyrm, but the charge is dismissed and renown is rewarded instead when Pentex is blamed, banned from the area, and investigated by the Brazilian government, turning the tide of the war.
1991 – The US and the USSR (and their Technocratic counterparts) sign a treaty to stay out of Afghanistan.
The Soviet Union collapses.
MUS – Brando Giovanni arrives and facilitates another huge expansion of the airport. He decides to pass on taking up residency. He does purchase several construction firms and merge them in Underkeep.
Baba Yaga begins to assert power in Russia , consuming, destroying, or dominating all vampires that stand in her way. She’s assisted by a dozen mages who erect a mystical barrier, preventing anyone from stepping into the Umbra, while a string of coincidental effects prevents all supernaturals from leaving. Even communications are affected.
MUS – Lacy Rivere creates the Hollow One Chantry in Madison
Hermetic Mark Hallward Gillan, tracking a serial killer in Cape Town, traces him to a Euthanatos Marabout. Investigating, he claims to have discovered a Euthanatos conspiracy involving the House of Helekar and the Consanguinity of Eternal Joy. An Elder investigates and finds no basis for the accusation. Gillan appeals to the Order’s Grievance Council, but they too refuse action.
MUS – Lulu meets Lacy Rivere a mage looking to invest in a large amount of space downtown. Well negotiating they are attacked by a werewolf.
Lulu Turner takes the entirety of her trust fund, liquidises all of the assets left to her by sire Rehl Zuul and takes donations from Devin Tridel, Charity Myor, Jan None, Borislava Konev, Lacy Rivere, and X. She secures a piece of lakefront property and negotiates a 3 year development deal with Brando Giovanni’s construction mega conglomerate Underkeep.
MUS – Red Talons begin to enter Wisconsin in an organized fashion.
The idea of an “ambassador program” is first raised in Horizon.
The epic War of Chicago between Garou and Kindred occurs.
MUS – Construction on the ”Basilica of the Cenobite” begins.
MUS – The private detective James Prydwen is embraced by his client while reporting the results of her case.
MUS – Claus Thorston and his pack kill the ghoul and Vampire responsible for Claus’ parents deaths.
Baba Yaga begins assaults against the Garou, prompting great losses – not only did the Garou die in great numbers, but many caerns (already weakened by the Shadow Curtain) were lost as well.
MUS – Teresa Rice awakens and joins the Ranks of the Virtual Adepts
A tenth region is formed when the Great Rift opens on the continent of Posht in Horizon, between the territories of the Sons of Ether and the Virtual Adepts.
A huge fight breaks out in the Spy’s Demise, eluding the club’s security. Several customers die, leading to a change in the club’s policies. Following the fight, the club’s management requests that bartender Jessica Young no longer wear her Void Engineer jumpsuit.
Xadreque Machado of the Technocracy contacts Cornelius Balt of the Council of Nine Mystic Traditions regarding a central repository for the good of Sleepers regarding, among other things, the Umbra.
MUS – In 1995 the Technocracy send a group of investigators to the Madison Construct and discover they are working with the local Traditions. The investigators report it is to fight Nephandi but due to an incident at the time of the investigation a Nephandi escaped the Deep Umbra and it might be tied to Nephandi Influence in the Construct. Over the next 5 years the base will come under the control of a Nephandi.
War sparks up between the Traditions and the Technocracy as well as internal divisions. A nephandi is set loose that leads to the death of a master.
1996 – The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty passes, banning all nuclear testing in the US.
Master Dante and his apprentice Nile arrive in Horizon at the behest of Master Porthos Fitz-Empress, as a stealth attempt to place younger, more progressive members on the Council of Nine. Along with representatives from every other Tradition, the two meet exiled Hermetic Mark Hallward Gillan, who presents Euthanatos Master Agatha Marsh with conclusive proof of both the corruption of the House of Helekar and the conspiracy within the Order of Hermes to silence him.
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.
MUS – The Red Talons send a diplomat to Madison, which is very odd. It turns out their population has surged in the past few years.
1997 – The Night of Bloody Terrors: Giangaleazzo (Lasombra Antitribu) destroyed the Sabbat in his city and burned the Code of Milan then joined the Camarilla.
A wave of madness sweeps across the Camarilla Malkavians. The Reawakening. Malkavians regain Dementation. Sabbat Regent Khenan Traitre calls for a crusade across North America. Sabbat swarm across the eastern seaboard and up out of Mexico into the united states. Dozens of cities fall.Brandy does not seem to be affected by this plague of Madness although it’s hard to tell.
Thin-Blooded Vampires appear in loose packs in cities around the world. Most are too thin-blooded to even have a clan. Many possess weaker versions of the standard Vampire weaknesses. Rumors circulate that some can even bear children and others are stricken by powerful visions.
MUS – Construction on the ”Basilica of the Cenobite” ends. Victor King immediately signs Underkeep to a project “High Castle Penthouses”and construction begins the same day.
Doissetep explodes, causing a shock wave affecting everything connected to it, including the Digital Web, which experiences the Great Crash. The entire Web goes offline for three seconds, killing many, injuring others for weeks or months, and any sector that wasn’t permanently erased is damaged.
In the summer, the Seer is discovered in the Digital Web
MUS – Lawrence Hugh Landweber Leader of Madison’s Virtual Adepts. Dies in 1997 in the Great Whiteout.
Leadership of Madison is Remotely done by Danti until his death in 2001.
In late October Baba Yaga’s forces attack the Sept of the Crystal Mind (of the Stargazers) and the Aral Sea Caern (House Wise Heart Silver Fangs). By the end of the month every single member of the Silver Fang sept had been destroyed, ending the line of House Wise Heart Silver Fangs in Russia. The Stargazer caern barely survives through guerrilla tactics. At the same time, the hag sends forces into Siberia to deal with the Wendigo who had fought her back in early 1995.