| This Year In|
- 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.
- Miriam Detwiler writes about the public perception of the alchemist throughout time in this year's volume of the Annual Proceedings of the Arcanum.
- The appearance of the IBM personal computer opens access to virtual space to the masses. Both the Technocracy and the Virtual Adepts claim this as a victory.
- President Reagan rescinds President Carter's 1977 executive order forbidding the reprocessing of nuclear material, and announces an initiative to create a permanent high-level radioactive waste storage facility.