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2004
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Real life: 2004

Chronicles of Darkness: 2004

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Trinity Universe: 2004

Events Edit

January Edit

  • January 12: The Associated Press reports that the UN announced the formation of a Global Media Council, whose goal is to study the effects of the OpNet and the instantaneous spread of incredibly high volumes of information.[22]

February Edit

April Edit

May Edit

  • May 1: The World Health Organization approves a series of new techniques for genetic engineering, many of which were created by the Triton Foundation. Most national food inspection groups, such as the FDA in the United States, copy this move, marking the first widespread use of genetic engineering for livestock and crops. Global food production increases by 25% by 2006.[24]

June Edit

  • June 1: The hypercombustion engine is released to the public. Designed by nova Tetsuo Yamato, the engine is a super-efficient internal combustion engine suitable for all applications. It uses fuel at one-tenth the rate while increasing power tenfold (giving an overall 100-fold increase in gain). By 2014, all automotive transportation uses hypercombustion engines exclusively.[24]
  • June 15: In the wake of the São Paulo bombing, the UN Secretary-General grants Project Utopia's Science and Technology Department authority to monitor, approve and regulate new technologies, particularly those derived from the "nova boom." Many member nations and corporations vehemently protest this decision.[24]
  • June 16: In a New York Times editorial about yesterday's announcement, the author claims that the UN claiming authority over something as nebulous as technological advancement, let alone handing that authority to a private agency, not only violates UN regulations, but established international law.[25]

July Edit

  • Lucas Barrows is assigned by the Directive to investigate rumors that German president Fredericksen was close to activating German forces to chase all novas out of the country. The investigation eventually leads Barrows to Heinrich Keld.[14]
  • Melissa Weatherby stands down from her post to focus her time on the Conservative party's election campaign.[27]
  • July 24: The first Summer Olympic games to feature nova-only competitions. Events include variations on standard track-and-field events. The games become the second-highest-rated sports event of the year.[24]

August Edit

September Edit

  • "Ironskin" Andy Vance and Jake "The Dragon" Korelli officially become an item.[29]
  • September 6: Project Utopia opens a special Rashoud facility in Bahrain. Ostensibly designed to assist novas with high levels of quantum buildup, Utopia is given leeway to confine novas considered in need of therapy by the UN as a whole. The facility's opening is not publicized, nor are the media or public allowed on the grounds, though documentaries of its existence soon flood the OpNet.[24][30]
  • September 30: The inaugural match of the Xtreme Warfare Federation, XWF, takes place in Madison Square Garden. The XWF is founded in response to increasing public demand for nova sporting events, and decreasing interest in traditional (i.e. baseline) sports. The pay-per-view event brings massive ratings and is carried over the OpNet. Licensing revenues alone top $1 billion in a single year. The initial match is the highest-rated television event of 2004.[24][31]

October Edit

  • October 7: Prof. Alan Coleman of Stanford University presents a lecture on "Law in the Nova Age." Many lawyers considered the 2001 cleanup of the Mafia as a symbolic victory at best, since evidence collected by metasensory perception wouldn't be admissible in court. However, the District Attorney argued that since T2M were private citizens, they weren't held to the same standards of evidence as the police, and were required to report any crimes of which they were aware. Metasensory powers shouldn't invalidate that law. The judge agreed.[32]
  • October 10: Geoffrey Glass, Vice-President of Programming at N!, sends a memo to Monique Dufresne, Director of Programming. Glass calls Dufresne "absolutely nova class" for her "Two Minutes Hate" idea.[33]
  • October 17: The NovaWatch! OpSite gives some insight into the Rashoud facility in Bahrain, and how it's specifically for novas who experience "high levels of quantum buildup," whatever that means.[34]

November Edit

  • November 3: Lauren Pendleton is elected both the first female and first Libertarian president of the United States. The press credits her victory to voters disgruntled with two sex scandals by two consecutive presidents from both major political parties. The Libertarian Party and various independent candidates hold a sizable portion of legislative seats in the election.[24]
  • November 5: Novox sensation Alejandra Carranza sends a letter to Pope Benedict XVI, telling him how honored she is that he has agreed to meet with her, and an opportunity for him to see that novas are just like other people.[35]

December Edit


References Edit

  1. Aberrant: Aberrant: Year One, p. 44
  2. Aberrant: Aberrant: Year One, p. 47
  3. Aberrant: Aberrant: Year One, p. 49
  4. Aberrant: Aberrant: Year One, p. 57
  5. Aberrant: Aberrant: Year One, p. 69
  6. Aberrant: Aberrant: Year One, p. 98
  7. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 39
  8. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 52
  9. Aberrant: Aberrant: Teragen, p. 25
  10. Aberrant: Aberrant: Teragen, p. 63
  11. Aberrant: Aberrant: Teragen, p. 95
  12. Aberrant: Aberrant: XWF, p. 22
  13. Aberrant: Aberrant: The Directive, p. 10
  14. 14.0 14.1 Aberrant: Aberrant: The Directive, p. 11
  15. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I, p. 58
  16. 16.0 16.1 Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I, p. 89
  17. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I, p. 90
  18. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I, p. 110
  19. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase II, p. 4
  20. 20.0 20.1 Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase II, p. 16
  21. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase II, p. 22
  22. Aberrant: Aberrant Players Guide, p. 41
  23. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 23
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 Aberrant: Aberrant Rulebook, p. 12
  25. 25.0 25.1 Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 24
  26. Aberrant: Aberrant Storytellers Screen, p. 6
  27. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase II, p. 47
  28. Aberrant: Aberrant Storytellers Screen, p. 38
  29. Aberrant: Aberrant Storytellers Screen, p. 13
  30. Aberrant: Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I, p. 120
  31. Aberrant: Aberrant: XWF, p. 12
  32. Aberrant: Aberrant: Underworld, p. 5
  33. Aberrant: Aberrant Storytellers Screen, p. 12
  34. Aberrant: Aberrant: Project Utopia, p. 25
  35. Aberrant: Aberrant Storytellers Screen, p. 18


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