500s BCE
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Real life: 500s BCE

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Age of Sorrows: 500s BRY

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Trinity Universe: 500s BCE

Events Edit

  • 672 BCE - 525 BCE: The 26th Dynasty in Egypt; the increasing contact between Greece and Khem (Egypt) (and the import of mercenaries from the former to the latter) allows Black Furies to enter the land of Khem and help strengthen the remaining werewolves there.[1][2]
  • Start of the Greek and Chinese Golden Ages of Science.[6]
  • Creation of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Zoroastrianism.[6]
  • 586 BCE: The Idran lose themselves, becoming corrupt in deed, and later Naraki in fact.[7]
  • 560 BCE: Pythagoras of Samos, an Awakened magus and mathematician, travels to Egypt and becomes an initiate in the cult of Thoth (by this time, in decline).[11]
  • 550 BCE: Cyrus the Great establishes the Persian Empire.[14]
  • 540 BCE: Pythagoras expresses the goal of reproducing nature through a system of mathematical interrelationships.[15]
  • 535 BCE: Enlightenment of the Buddha Sakyamuni. Exposure to his teachings and physical presence causes many spontaneous Awakenings. During his life, no destructive magics work in the vicinity of his disciples, allowing the Akashic Brotherhood and Thanatoics to attempt peace. Battle-hardened reincarnating Avatars make this largely futile.[17]
  • 525 BCE: Pythagoras travels to Croton in southern Italy and begins forming his own secret personality cult based on Thothian concepts: number theory, music and astronomy.[11]
  • 509 BCE: Foundation of the Roman Republic.[4]
  • 503 BCE: The All-Consuming Fire falls prey to demons masquerading as Vedic gods. The impostors claim that it's all well and good to escape the suffering of the Wheel by meditation, but the compassionate thing to do is to annihilate the Wheel altogether.[19]
  • 501 BCE: The first recorded biomechanism is a hand created for Sun Tzu.[20]
  • 500 BCE: Roman historian Hegesistatus escapes from leg manacles by cutting off his foot; later, he crafts a wooden replacement.[21][22]
  • 500 BCE: The first Revenants are observed.[23]
  • 500 BCE: Pythagoras dies. The Greek cult of Hermes is at its height in Athens; Socrates and most other Athenians are familiar with its ideas, and Plato is probably an initiate. Although he never Awakens, Plato's writings are very influential to the forming of the Greek magickal praxis. The cult of Hermes begins spreading to Rome, where Hermes is known as Mercury.[11]
  • 500 BCE: Hindu concepts of the soul, karma and dharma are radically re-examined by spiritual teacher Siddhartha Guatama. He becomes known as the Buddha.[24]
  • 500 BCE: Persia becomes the centre of the vast Achaemenid Empire which stretches from southeast Europe and north Africa in the west to India in the east, and from the Caucasus mountains and the Syr Darya river in the north to the Gulf of Oman in the south. The Taftâni are hailed as great mystics, warriors, and purveyors of Truth.[14]
  • 500 BCE: The Sundering begins.[25]
  • 500 BCE - 384 BCE: The Years of the Shroud, a period of the Himalayan Wars unable to be pierced by temporal scrying magic.[17]
  • 500 BCE - 300s AD: Mystery cults of the Classical World, such as the Orphic and Eleusinian mysteries, the cults of Isis and Mithraism, flourish throughout this period.[26]

References Edit

  1. WTA: Rage Across Egypt, p. 26
  2. WTA: Rage Across Egypt, p. 32
  3. MTAs: Mage: The Ascension Second Edition, p. 282
  4. 4.0 4.1 MTAs: Celestial Chorus Tradition Book, p. 15
  5. MTAs: Celestial Chorus Tradition Book, p. 9
  6. 6.0 6.1 MTAs: Guide to the Traditions, p. 92
  7. 7.0 7.1 MTAs: Euthanatos Tradition Book, p. 14
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 MTSC: Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade Rulebook, p. 51
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 MTAs: Mage Storytellers Companion, p. 8
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 MTSC: Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade Rulebook, p. 52
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 MTAs: Order of Hermes Tradition Book, p. 11
  12. MTAs: The Infinite Tapestry, p. 76
  13. MTAs: Technocracy: Iteration X, p. 19
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 MTAs: Lost Paths: Ahl-i-Batin & Taftâni, p. 61
  15. MTAs: Technocracy: Iteration X, p. 20
  16. DTF: Demon: Earthbound, p. 22
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 MTAs: Tradition Book: Euthanatos, p. 20
  18. MTAs: Guide to the Traditions, p. 90
  19. MTAs: Tradition Book: Euthanatos, p. 21
  20. MTAs: Technocracy: Iteration X, p. 49
  21. MTAs: Technocracy: Iteration X, p. 29
  22. MTAs: Convention Book: Iteration X, p. 58
  23. VTM: Ghouls & Revenants, p. 85
  24. MTAs: Dragons of the East, p. 27
  25. CTD: Isle of the Mighty, p. 10
  26. MTAs: Halls of the Arcanum, p. 24

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