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2002
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Real life: 2002

Chronicles of Darkness: 2002

Classic World of Darkness: 2002

Trinity Universe: 2002

Events Edit

  • January-early 2005: Most of the world's copper and fiber-optic cables are replaced with advanced optic cable derived from studies of Buendia's eufiber. The new hardware and data transfer protocols are dubbed the OpNet. The OpNet replaces the Internet, standard phone systems and cellular transmissions, allowing for wireless communications from virtually anywhere in the world. It initially boasts a 700% increase in data speed over conventional systems.[12][13][14]
  • The first program to take advantage of the new OpNet by putting itself up for non-time specific viewing and including some interactive elements is Will and Grace. The change allows the show to last two seasons longer than expected.[14]

January Edit


March Edit

  • March 30: CNN breaks a sex scandal involving US President Schroer. The scandal involves a six-year homosexual affair. Schroer admits to the affair in a televised address that night. His approval ratings plummet.[12]

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May Edit

  • The Economist coins the term "India Syndrome" for the tendency in third-world and other pre-industrial cultures to view novas as gods, and particularly to those novas who encourage this attitude.[20]

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August Edit

  • August 12: Project Utopia gives its final report on the state of the environment to the UN General Assembly. Team Tomorrow combines cleanup efforts with the introduction of the Zushima macrobe, a genetically engineered organism that will regulate further pollution. With the environment in better shape than at any time in the last hundred years, Utopian scientists estimate a sustainable level of pre-Industrial Revolution air and water quality by 2005.[12]


September Edit

  • September 15: India, China and Pakistan face off over ownership of the Kashmir region. Quick intervention by Team Tomorrow prevents an all-out war, but conflicts with government-sponsored novas and elites occur. Kashmir becomes a demilitarized zone under UN and Project Utopia surveillance.[12][23]
  • September 16: Peter Knorr, leader of the baseline mercenary cadre known as the Wolfpack, is the only survivor of his eight-man unit, sent to fight in Kashmir. His teammates are all wiped out by elites within an hour of entering combat, and Knorr only survives because the stress of fighting for his life causes him to erupt. On returning to his native Britain, he visits the London Rashoud facility, subsequently working as an ecological engineer for a few years before joining Team Tomorrow as "Thorn."[24]


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December Edit

  • In the wake of Utopia's being granted oversight of Kashmir, Covert Action News reports on "Utopia's Real Agenda Revisited". The monitoring facilities in Kashmir would allow Utopia to watch India and China — the two largest armies, and largest official nova military forces, on the planet — and the southern parts of the RusCon. The article's author even speculates that Utopia may have manipulated China into taking an interest in Kashmir (which they never had before).[30]
  • December 4: A subway bombing in Tokyo brings attention to a hybrid of Shinto and Buddhist beliefs called Kamisama Buddhism. Although the sect professes belief in nonviolence, three fanatics are charged with the bombing. The sect's leader, nova guru Bodhisattva Masato, claims no knowledge of the attack.[12]
  • December 31: Æon Society census reports approximately 2500 known novas in the world population.[31]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Aberrant: Unknown book, p. XX
  2. Aberrant: Aberrant: Year One, p. 73
  3. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 1
  4. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I, p. 18
  5. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I, p. 22
  6. Aberrant: Aberrant: Elites, p. 7
  7. Aberrant: Aberrant: Elites, p. 24
  8. Aberrant: Aberrant: Brainwaves, p. 11
  9. Aberrant: Aberrant: Elites, p. 82
  10. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase II, p. 119
  11. Aberrant: Aberrant Players Guide, p. 153
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Aberrant: Aberrant Rulebook, p. 11
  13. Aberrant: Aberrant Players Guide, p. 37
  14. 14.0 14.1 Aberrant: Aberrant Players Guide, p. 38
  15. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 62
  16. Aberrant: Aberrant: Elites, p. 6
  17. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase II, p. 51
  18. Aberrant: Aberrant Storytellers Screen, p. 5
  19. Aberrant: Aberrant: Teragen, p. 43
  20. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 87
  21. Aberrant: Aberrant Rulebook, p. 15
  22. Aberrant: Aberrant: Elites, p. 13
  23. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 65
  24. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 131
  25. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase II, p. 47
  26. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 66
  27. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 77
  28. Aberrant: Aberrant: ReignofEvil.com, p. 4
  29. Aberrant: Aberrant Storytellers Screen, p. 1
  30. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 21
  31. Aberrant: Aberrant Rulebook, p. 12


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