|From:||Scott Koch <heydrich@*******.NET>|
|Date:||Tue, 29 Oct 1996 14:11:14 -0600|
everybody the credit they deserve:
Compiled by John Maniha
Additional Formatting by Bryan Jones
HTML conversion by Paolo Marcucci
Mitsuhama Computer Technologies opens its office in St. Paul
Governor Rudd of Minnesota opens discussion with Native American
tribal leaders of major reservations to prevent exploitation of the
resources of Minnesota.
Minnesota and leading Ojibwa tribal leaders prevents the exploitation
of resources on Ojibwa land.
Four months after Texas authorizes urban militia units, Minnesota
follows their example and passes the "Firearm Education Law."
A meteor impacts with the Mir space platform (recently sold by the
Russians to the Harris-3M corporation) killing two of the crew
outright. The rest die later when Harris-3M fails to launch a rescue
mission. The orbit of the station begins to decay.
On November 25 Harris-3M, determining that the Mir platform cannot be
saved, place a Fuel-Air Explosive (FAE) on board and destroys it.
The "Battle" of Bagley is fought in Minneapolis, Minnesota between
security and gang forces.
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the New Metropolitan Council (NMC), a group
formed to handle the riots and chaos of the VITAS outbreaks, is
formed. The group's members have their identities concealed to all but
themselves and Governor Haroldson (Governor Rudd's successor) in order
to protect them.
The Minneapolis NMC is granted further governing powers. The
Metropolitan Security Directorate (MSD) and Metropolitan Police Corps
(MPC) are established to exercise these new powers and to keep the
state from falling into anarchy.
The Magic Hat, a professional organization for practice of real magic
opens in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In Minnesota the Awakened Forest, an area teeming with awakened
lifeforms, begins to grow.
The Red Lake "Invasion" occurs when street gangs invade the Red Lake
district of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The 1st Minnesota Regulars are formed to battle the increasing gang
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, federal troops attempting to control a food
riot in a northern suburb accidentally drop several high explosive
bombs. 20,000 people are killed and an estimated 45,000+ are crippled
or injured. Fires rage out of control for ten days.
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the political parties are realigned. A
coalition is now needed to pass any legislation.
The International Trade Zone of Saint Paul, Minnesota is moved south
of the Mississippi River to occupy that section of Saint Paul.
In response to the federal bombings of Minneapolis, Federal troops are
restricted to federal land in Minnesota.
The metropolitan area inside the `94 Loop' in Minnesota is designated
as the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metroplex (MSP) under the rule of the
Grain wars between corporations in MSP result in a trucking war. It is
short lived as the NMC intervenes.
The University of Minnesota develops a Multi-User/Multi-Input (MUMI)
program using a Cray donated mainframe computer.
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) changes its name to 4M by
adding magic to its industries.
Parabiologicals appear in Northern Minnesota carrying new and
dangerous virus strains.
A mass exodus of dwarves (who appear immune to the new viruses) begin
to migrate north from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, to Duluth in particular.
Satisfaction Safaris, a company that gives tours of the Awakened
Forest in Northern Minnesota, is founded.
A major gang crisis in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota forces the
MPC to get active assistance from the MSD crisis response teams.
Tong & Anvil Mining Company (an exclusive dwarvish corporation) is
founded in Duluth, Minnesota.
The suburb in Minneapolis-Saint Paul Minnesota that was bombed during
the food riot is walled off and made into "Crystal City"-Minnesota
Maximum Security Facility. Every inmate of this new penitentiary is
fitted with a security collar which has a timer, a transceiver, and a
plastic explosive charge. Any attempt to tamper with the collar or to
leave the area of the prison and the transmitters on the prison walls,
results in detonation of the collar. When the inmate's sentence is
over, the explosive dissolves, destroys the transceiver, and the
collar falls off. Each inmate is left to his own devices as to how to
survive the length of his sentence.
The Genesis Foundation, a corporation specializing in genetic and
biological research, is founded in Minnesota/Saint Paul Minnesota.
The dwarvish majority is recognized in Duluth, Minnesota when a
dwarvish mayor is elected.
A major gang war breaks out inside MSP and destroys most of South
Saint Paul. The area is rebuilt and redesignated as Corps Saint Paul.
The last major gangs inside the MSP metroplex are forcibly disbanded.
Gangs inside MSP are outlawed and wearing gang colors becomes a crime
punishable by internment in "Crystal City."
A group of 500 elves from the MSP Metroplex gather to enter the
Awakened Forest and start an independent colony.
Three weeks after entering the Awakened Forest, 75 of the 500 elves
return as broken men. They tell of the forest itself rising up and
killing the other members of the colony.
Within three weeks of their return, all of the 75 survivors of the
Awakened Forest colony are dead. The senior elves of the Great
Northern Council have ideas as to the reason, but make no public
A group of nonsmokers in Minneapolis, UCAS organizes themselves into a
paramilitary organization called the Nonsmokers' Supremacy League
(NSL) to combat public smoking. Armed with small arms, they begin a
campaign of raiding restaurants and other public places which no
longer have separate seating for smokers and nonsmokers.
The only successful escape from Crystal City occurs. Criminal
mastermind Wentworth Childe, known as "Brain Childe" is able to escape
by stealing his collar-link transmitter, thereby keeping his collar
Alamos 20,000 attempts a mass murder spree in Duluth, Minnesota.
Eleven members of the terrorist group are captured but escape the day
before being turned over to state authorities.
Despite attempts from the Minneapolis home branch to segregate itself
from the Chicago group, the NSL becomes the focus of nationwide law
Hammer & Shield Security, an all dwarvish corporation in the MSP
Metroplex, is founded.
Casinos and nightclubs are opened by the Mafia on White Bear Lake in
the MSP Metroplex.
Vladimir Zorgon, CEO of Zorgon Cybersystems, sends his brother Vasilev
to the MSP Metroplex to open a new facility there.
Several streets in downtown MSP Metroplex collapse. Rather then
rebuild the streets on badly saturated foundations, the sunken areas
are smoothed out and turned into the MSP Canals, allowing boat travel
in the city itself. The area becomes known as "Little Venice."
After a failed attempt at a hostile stock take-over of Tong & Anvil
Mining, 4-M launches a prolonged corp war against the dwarven
The Research Division of the New Age Labs corporation in the MSP
Metroplex discovers a room temperature super conducting plasma.
Following this discovery, the New Age Arms corporation is formed and
initially placed under a large contract by the MSD to develop a Plasma
Shock anti-vehicular weapon.
At Lakeshore Laboratories in Minnesota, a synthetic "Generic Gene" is
discovered. This allows for growth of "generic" limbs which can be
coded with recipient's DNA prior to the graft. This cuts down clone
time by 75% but increases rejection rate by 45%.
Aztechnology attempts a corp-war to take-over Control Data in the MSP
Metroplex. The attempt fails and the NMC censures Aztechnology for the
deaths of innocents and demands reparations and weregild for their
actions. Aztechnology refuses and is placed under interdict by the
NMC. They receive no power, no water, and no services.
After two months and two failed firefights with the NMC enforcers,
Aztechnology breaks down and pays the entire sum, which includes a
substantial penalty fee. Funds are used to rebuild the skyways damaged
The Great Dragon Morgor'ash, CEO of Vibra Technologies, becomes CEO of
Fantasy Kingdom Adventureland Theme Park in the MSP Metroplex.
Chrome Centurions becomes the latest rage for security and bodyguards
in the MSP Metroplex. They come in four models: Platinum, Gold,
Silver, and Bronze.
Mitsuhama Computer Technologies is found guilty of sponsoring Yakuza
activities in the MSP Metroplex. The senior executives are sentenced
to fifteen years in Crystal City and the corporation is banned from
MSP Metroplex offices for three years. The senior officers all die
within six months of entering Crystal City.
In Minnesota, UCAS, a flock of over 300 Carrion Crows attacks a small
town on the shores of Lower Red Lake. No less than 35 people are
killed and over 110 are injured.
New Age Arms successfully completes its contract with the MSD and
develops a functioning Plasma Shock weapon.
The Delancy Scandal is exposed in the MSP Metroplex. The Director
General of the MSD is discovered to be involved in the black market
and smuggling operations.
An elvish colony is established in the Arrowhead region of Northern
Minnesota. The Great Northern Elvish Council establishes its
In Minnesota, UCAS, a simsense film crew is attacked by a pack of
Fenris Wolves near the Boundary Waters. Fifteen crew members are
killed. The only survivors are six crew members on an elevated
In the MSP Metroplex the MSD shifts the MPC to exclusive use of Plasma
Professor Edmund Pipen of the Lovecraft Institute of arcane studies in
the MSP Metroplex is found insane and raving following an experiment
with astral travel to a "theorized" dimension of the netherworld.
In the MSP Metroplex, six animal trainers at a 4-M facility are killed
trying to train Fenris Wolves as guard animals. A heavy response team
from the MSD are required to put the wolves down.
In the MSP Metroplex's Como Zoo the first litter of Saber-Tooth cat
kittens born in captivity are announced.
In the Seattle Metroplex, three bodies are found floating in Seattle
harbor. At first believed to be squatters, they are later identified
as undercover MSD officers from the MSP Metroplex. The men were
apparently investigating organized crime when their covers were blown.
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