| This Year In|
- 1210-1266: Scourge of the Huns. Massive armies ravage Asia, Europe, Middle East. Akashic Brotherhood, Dalou'laoshi, Taftâni, and Wu Lung decimated in fighting; take decades to recover old strength.
- Fall of Mistridge. A mob of commoners led by a group calling themselves Craftmasons (masterminded by Stephen Trevanus) destroy the Mistridge sanctum. The Craftmasons use cannons. Siege ends when Hermetic traitor (possibly the warlock Grimgroth) opens a secret passage into the castle. Few mages escape. Initially assuming the Craftmasons to be catspaws of the Tremere, the Order of Hermes doesn't immediately recognize the significance of this act. Later, the event is retroactively declared the official beginning of the Ascension War.