Thursday, May 23, 2013

The WoD Timeline


A timeline for my World of Darkness chronicles. Probably missing some things, but if I ever get some free time I'll fix that.

  • October 1990: Herbert Powell stalks six students at an upscale prep school. All of the students survive (with some injury); Powell escapes. 
  • Late spring-late autumn 1994: Werewolves of Philadelphia disappear, one pack at a time. Last survivor is Blaine Werner, Elodoth of the Blood Talons, who flees the city and goes to his family in Youngstown.
  • Winter/Spring 1995: Red Hand Killer murders 20 people in Mississippi and Tennessee, including two VASCU agents. Agent Mike Hadrian follows this killer into a gateway he creates through a wall and is never seen again (events of Draw Down).
2003:
  • April 21, 2003: Adam summons the Vice-spirits in Quincy, MA. Events of Gloria Mundi begin.
  • April 22, 2003: Quincy cabal (QC) finds and free Amelia from the Wrath-spirit.
  • April 30, 2003: QC called to Salem to answer to Consilium. Meet Nemean, Chain, Enoch, Anacaona. Envy-spirit influence Enoch to set up Duel Arcane. Magical quarantine placed upon Quincy and QC until Vice-spirit matter is resolved.
  • May 30, 2003: QC sails aboard the Sir Stephen, destroying the Lust-spirit. 
  • June 2, 2003: The Greed-spirit kidnaps Tyrrhenus and removes his soul. It then uses Tyrrhenus' position in the Licavoli crime family to make money and gain influence.
  • June 19, 2003: The Greed-spirit lures the QC into bringing reporter Dick McManus to a rendezvous, and then assassinates him. The cabal tracks down and frees Tyrrhenus, and then destroys the Greed-spirit. 
  • August 2, 2003: QC receives postcard from Waltman's Neck. Sisyphus visits and asks that Jack use his favors.
  • August 3, 2003: QC ventures to Waltman's Neck. That night they are drugged by Jules Bagron and presented as prey for Wendigo. They break free, kill Wendigo and Bagron and discover and banish the Gluttony-spirit.   
  • October 30, 2003: QC discovers and enters the Obsidian Palace. Morrigan sees, but ignores the Pride-spirit, with the result that it escapes and damages the cabal's Hallow.
  • December 17, 2003: QC investigates a break-in on the Harvard campus. In the course of the investigation, they meet a young unaffiliated mage named Clint Zellner and a Seer of the Throne named Dr. Benjamin Imes.
  • December 18, 2003: QC battles Imes, recovering a powerful artifact called the Mask of Hecate and banishing the Pride-spirit. They also discover that Adam had been murdered by Banishers some time ago. 
  • December 2003 - January 2004: QC turns Mask of Hecate over to the Consilium. With the Vice-spirits banished, the quarantine is lifted. 
2004:
  • April 2004: A series of arson fires in Philadelphia. 
  • May 1, 2004: Events of Silence of Time begin. Gun battle with druggies at one of the arson sites, and discovery of Quietkin.
  • May 2, 2004: Scylla goes boom.
  • May 3, 2004: Philly pack discovers bloody basement locus, the Barrens, and the Nihar.
  • May 4, 2004: Pack finds and kills the arsonist. End of first story.
  • June 2004: Over the course of a month, the vampires of Corpus Christi, TX are destroyed.
  • July 8, 2004: A small coterie of vampires tracks down and destroys the Kindred responsible for the deaths of vampires in Corpus Christi (events of Texas Roses). 
  • August 2, 2004: Philly pack leaves PA for Denver.
  • August 7, 2004: Bill Freedman runs afoul of a vampire in Philly, is shot in public several times before fleeing. Two cops wind up killing the vampire later, though they are both hospitalized.
  • August 8, 2004: Philly pack breaks into BMX's home and fights them briefly.
  • August 10, 2004: Battle with Su'ur pack and Walker-Breaker. Bill Freedman dies in battle. Pack hunts down and kills Su'ur with the help of the Scar Angels. End of second story.
  • August 12/13, 2004: Philly pack ventures to Propserity, CO, destroys the undead husk of Edith Brown, (mercifully) kill her tortured husband. Phil Harman wishes to the knowledge to destroy the Barrens in Philly at the Swimming Hole. End of third story.
  • August 14, 2004: A coterie of vampires in Detroit steals a Mask of Hecate, and in the process incurs the notice of the Persephone Unbound cult. They destroy the cult's home and killing its leader, Christina Morrison (events of the The Blood Mask). 
  • Early September, 2004: Promethean refugee camp established outside of New Orleans.
  • September 16, 2004: Philly pack attacks a street gang and surprises a DEA team on stake out. In the ensuing firefight two agents and several gangstas are killed, and two members of the pack are badly wounded.
  • September 22, 2004: Philly pack, along with two other packs of Uratha, close the four "Barrens" in Philly with massive Essence expenditure. Autumnal equinox. End of fourth story.
  • September 24, 2004: A lock-in at a middle school in Cincinnati turns violent when two students start shooting at classmates. A cabal of mages breaks up the violence. Events of Murder in the Pines begin.
  • September 25, 2004: Cincinnati cabal travels to Kentucky and confronts a murder-spirit, a werewolf and the werewolf's brothers, killing one of the latter. Several mages are wounded in the process.
  • October 4, 2004: A truck carrying raw silver is robbed outside of White Haven, PA, by a group of heavily armed men.
  • October 14, 2004: Pack of werewolves of the Lodge of Harmony is attacked near a subway entrance by a creature they can't identify. It badly injures their Irraka (Andie "Wolf's Grin" Currin) and flees, but they track it down and kill it. 
  • October 15, 2004: QC attends an event at Boston Museum, during which they meet Lynden Chambers and discover a mirror with magical properties. 
  • October 18, 2004: A zombie attacks the Quincy cabal in their sanctum, but it is destroyed with no injury. Later that night, the cabal battles similar zombies pouring forth from the mirror. Ogma is badly injured but is healed at the hospital by Angerona of the Shadow Chorus.
  • October 19, 2004: Judge Napier jumps off a bridge in Boston (actually murdered by a mage and then reanimated by Morrigan).
  • October 20, 2004: RE cabal fights and kills Lynden Chambers at museum in Boston.
  • October 29, 2004: Virus unleased in Philly as 150 at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Pack meets Wise Lost.
  • October 30, 2004: Phil Harman leaves Philly for Russia. Myrtle Rosebaum killed in her home in Cleveland (events of All Cats Are Gray).
  • October 31, 2004: Pack in Albany, NY fights and kills several rogue DEA agents. Henry Gilleli becomes a vessel for a Halaku (events of Eyes).
  • November 1, 2004: Alchemist Calogero sends out a summons for any Prometheans in the city of Chicago; five answer (events of Water of Life begin). 
  • November 2, 2004: Chicago throng fights and destroys a Pandoran at a pawn shop; owner is killed, but leaves a ghost.
  • November 3, 2004: Chicago throng meets Sleepless William at the house where Al was created and kept prisoner; later they burn the house.
  • November 12, 2004: Crucible goes to Fire-Touched territory to find info on the Virus.
  • November 19, 2004: Gordon's First Change (half-moon). In Russia, a train falls into a sinkhole. Russian pack aids Phil Harman in recovering a weapon against the Mother (events of In Dark Places).
  • November 13, 2004: Damon Buckley, Jr. and his brother Neil travel to Cincinnati, where both are killed by the cabal.
  • December 12, 2004: Closing night of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Gravenor Theater in Boston. Jack disappears during a Time Paradox. Gwendolyn Spelling Awakens.
  • December 13, 2004: WoL throng arrives in New Orleans and meets Josue and Baron Cimitiere.
  • December 17, 2004: Nathaniel Shaw (aka Midnight) meets with Dr. Charles Vasil about the theft of the Mask of Hecate from his Harvard office. A Firestorm arises in New Orleans and animates the bodies of dead in a small area.
  • December 18, 2004: Coterie of vampires in Detroit discovers strange occurrences on Wayne State campus (events of Nothing to Give).
  • December 20, 2004: Dr. Liam Turner's (aka Hades) wife is murdered. In Philadelphia, thousands of people "space out" for a moment and walk toward downtown (as Crucible destroys the Virus).
  • December 24, 2004: Kali attacked by Grigor Swanncott in Boston, but survives (two policemen do not). Rogue Element cabal, with Grigor's help, removes an Abyssal creature from Mariah Gravenor's brain. 
  • Late December 2004: Kali leaves Boston to go on a trip to meet other Moros. Niamh goes on a spiritual pilgrimage with Seraphim. Winter leaves Boston with her mentor on a theatrical tour.


2005:
  • January 4, 2005: Remnants of Persephone Unbound steal the Mask of Hecate from the Cincinnati cabal.
  • January 5, 2005: Kali visits Philadelphia and meets Crucible. Together they investigate a strange house, enter the Hisil, and fall under the curse of the Empty Room. Cincinnati cabal tracks Persephone Unbound to Cleveland. The cabal and the cultists wind up in a dreamscape of Pandemonium; rescued by Untold Stories cabal. All cultists Awaken as Mastigos and form Cincy-based cabal. 
  • January 7, 2005: Vampires in Corpus Christi go to war as a new coterie of Carthians starts wantonly murdering people.
  • January 8, 2005: Crucible pack kills Krista King in Ann Arbor and escapes the curse of the Empty Room.
  • January 9, 2005: Dreams of Death cabal leaves Corpus Christi (events of The Ghost of Galveston).
  • January 10, 2005: Caucus of Moros mages in New Orleans investigates zombie activity (events of Wreckage). Crucible hunts down and kills the Bale Hound Caleb Montgomery, retrieving Paula Jennings' soul.
  • January 10/11, 2005: Clint Zellner and Kathryn Arthur attacked on Harvard campus; Zellner is kidnapped. Kathryn finds Rogue Element and they invade the Asylum, defeating the Gray Pope and rescuing Zellner (though he is possessed by an Abyssal spirit for a brief time). 
  • January 14, 2005: Kali escapes the curse of the Empty Room.
  • January 25, 2005: Gray Waters cabal, Niamh and Seraphim discover the Living Temple off the coast of Florida (events of Song of the Deep).
  • Februrary 8, 2005: Hangman, of the Company cabal in Boston, is murdered by an unknown assailant and his heart, liver and kidneys taken.
  • February 11, 2005: Babbage, of the SMG cabal in Cambridge, is murdered by the same assailant who killed Hangman. His heart is removed. Later that night, Rogue Element fights and kills (with heavy damage) a Promethean called La Tempestad.
  • February 12, 2005: A mage named Sandro, a part-time professor at MIT, is murdered in Cambridge, with several of his organs removed.
  • February 14, 2005: A man is captured at Boston airport carrying a suitcase with a bomb. Reports say it is a dirty bomb, but these reports disappear from the media quickly.
  • February 15, 2005: WoL throng arrives in Boston and meets with local vampires. Sorry Charlie is murdered shortly before midnight. 
  • February 16, 2005: Rogue Element assists WoL throng in destroying Grigor Swanncott in the Fens. Later that night, a small section of the Big Dig is flooded by a small explosive device. Ishamael is murdered outside the Emerald Scroll, his liver removed.
  • Februrary 17, 2005: Mama Desta causes a Firestorm in Roxbury before being killed by WoL throng.
  • February 18, 2005: WoL throng rescues Mister January from HomeSec, killing one agent. The mage Silentium is killed by the Thief, who is in turn destroyed by Morrigan. Morrigan (aka Cecelia Arthur) is shot by police in Salem and officially dies at the hospital some hours later. 
  • February 17-20, 2005: Vicious race riots start in Roxbury, raging northeast across Boston until finally stopping during a terrible winter storm. 
  • February 23, 2005: Gordon of the Crucible pack is nearly killed in a shootout with drug dealers in Philadelphia.
  • February 24, 2005: Crucible pack triggers a trap in a house occupied by a spirit impersonating Reese. The police responding discover the remains of several people, cut up with an ax.
  • March 2, 2005: An unnamed Promethean causes havoc and destruction in Chicago before being burned by the local vampires.
  • March 3, 2005: Crucible pack leaves for northern Wisconsin.
  • March 5, 2005: Crucible pack battles the Devil's Daughter, killing her and leaving her "family" bound at her house.
  • March 10, 2005: Knit murders the Gray Waters cabal and Summer, the Hierarch of the Archipelago. She flees to Boston thereafter. Bob Gantz abducted in Chicago.
  • March 12, 2005: Crucible pack fights and kills several Sworn of the Locust north of Philadelphia. The drug "Solace" hits the streets of Chicago, but is only sold to vampires.
  • March 16, 2005: WoL throng arrives in Chicago. 
  • March 17, 2005: Crucible, Scar Angels and other Uratha in Philadelphia slaughter the Mother's spawn in the physical world. Reese of the Crucible kills and eats Mike Harper.
  • March 21, 2005: Rogue Element fights a cabal of Seers of the Throne in South Boston.
  • March 24, 2005: Crucible fights the Mother's aquatic spawn and prime-roaches on Michael Ladon's boat on the Schuylkill River (conclusion of Silence of Time). 
  • March 25, 2005: Hank Heneba fights a gang of bikers in Ivers, IL. WoL throng arrives in Bone Valley. Al goes to the wastes.
  • April 10, 2005: Holocaust Education Center in Cincinnati damaged in battle with Abyssal spirit. Police list it as a hate crime. 
  • April 28, 2005: WoL throng steals five bodies from a hospital in St. Louis. Julia causes a car accident on the way back to Bone Valley that badly injures a man.
  • Late April, 2005: Aaron Magnus infects Dr. Matthew Crane with Dark Angel Aphasia to drive him away from the Golden Flame society. He is expelled from his cabal for this action and turns to goetic magic for revenge. 
  • May 2, 2005: Kathy "Knit" Veldmont is arrested in Boston for the murder of her parents in 1999. 
  • May 5, 2005: Anthony "Tyrrhenus" Licavoli kills the Nemean and becomes Hierarch of the Boston Consilium. Ebon Noose disbands and most of the Shadow Chorus dies (conclusion of Gloria Mundi). 
  • May 6, 2005: An unnamed Golem murders a cabal of mages outside of Commerce, MS. 
  • May 7, 2005: Al of the WoL throng reaches the New Dawn.
  • May 14, 2005: Timothy Dade, a Proximus in service to the Guardian Angel cabal in Cincinnati, shoots a bus boy at a Consilium function under the influence of a spirit. 
  • May 23, 2005: 66 Pack confronts Last Mile and Redstone family in Kansas (events of The Mother Road).
  • May 28, 2005: Mob from Round Lake, IL charges into the woods and enters a firefight with the WoL throng. 
  • May 29, 2005: Network 0 posts an online video showing a "flying man."
  • May 31, 2005: WoL throng arrives in St. Paul.
  • June 2, 2005: WoL throng destroys the statue in St. Paul square. Network 0 posts a video online.
  • June 6, 2005: Cincinnati suffers a city-wide, 12-minute blackout. 
  • June 11, 2005: Mr. Jones of the Empty Suits cabal dies during another blackout in Cincinnati. Later that day, the 6s and 7s cabal battles a strange creature just outside the city.  
  • June 12, 2005: Explosion at Gannon Biomimetics lab in Cincinnati. 
  • July 9, 2005: WoL throng arrives in Denver.
  • July 13, 2005: Cave-in in Victor, CO. Spence and Jesse created. 
  • July 16, 2005: Group of changelings in Miami returns DJ Hamlyn to his Keeper (events of The Piper's Payment). 
  • July 19, 2005: Hank attacked in Indianapolis by Network 0 and his Vitriol stolen.
  • August 5, 2005: Romanov learns that Red Jester of Abbatoir is a survivor of the Guiding Hands cabal, tries to flee Chicago but is stopped by 6s and 7s. 
  • August 16, 2005: Moses Moon murdered by David Dunleavy in Detroit.
  • August 26, 2005: Changeling captives of the Duchess emerge from the Hedge in Syracuse, NY (events of Paths Ever Winding begin).
  • August 27, 2005: Phoenix of the WoL throng achieves the New Dawn and gets on a bus for Missouri. Blackout engulfs Detroit.
  • August 28, 2005: God-Machine Infrastructure activates beneath Detroit.
  • August 29, 2005: Hank and Marty of the WoL throng achieve the New Dawn (conclusion of Water of Life). 
  • September 14, 2005: 6s & 7s cabal confronts the murder-spirit in the pine forest. Whim dies, but the murder-spirit is destroyed (conclusion of Murder in the Pines).
  • September 21, 2005: Devourer destroys and devours a Goblin Market outside of Traverse City, MI. Four changelings confront Redtooth, Redtooth there, but escape with their lives (events of Late to the Feast). 
  • September 23, 2005: Ashwood Abbey hunts down and kills a vampire outside of New York City.
  • September 26, 2005: Ashwood Abbey arrives in Traverse City. 
  • October 26, 2005: Dr. Eric Rasoletti collapses at a talk on demonology in Cleveland (events of Fallen is Babylon).
  • December 8, 2005: Trauma doc at U of Michigan hospital is murdered (mistaken for Gloria Nimble-Fingers). Queen Karolinda of the Winter Court killed. Events of Snowblind begin.
2006:
  • January 19, 2006: Agent Mackenzie murdered in a camera store outside of Ann Arbor, MI. VASCU Agent Hailey Tice badly injured.
  • January 21, 2006: Aldous Blackwell and agent Hailey Tice die as Blackwell's mansion burns in Massachusetts.
  • January 29, 2006: Krewe hearing confession in Lakewood, OH, and proceeds to ghost under Carnegie Bridge (events of Dying Confessions begin).
  • February 1, 2006: Flash-bang detonated at St. John's Cathedral in Lakewood, OH.
  • February 18, 2006: Jaya murdered by Iron Gates pack in New Orleans.
  • Februrary 21, 2006: Cabal investigates Jaya's murder (events of Catching Smoke).
  • March 3, 2006: Group of changelings in Cleveland is nearly abducted at the Market-That-Isn't (events of Safe Words).
  • April 1, 2006: Redtooth, Redtooth is freed from his imprisonment in the Hedge near Toledo, OH.
  • April 9, 2006: Nox kills one of her fetches in Ann Arbor.
  • April 25, 2006: Firestorm in Arnold, PA following excision of a human soul from a Promethean named Lurch (events of Burning Bright).
  • May 3, 2006: Group of Prometheans in Tennessee destroy a Centimanus named Charles Bowde (events of Family Reunion).
  • May 5, 2006: Group of people in Erie, PA battle what seems to be a ghost in the Warner Theatre (beginning of Cold Feet).
  • June 23, 2006: Cassie Lawrence is struck by a cart in Greece and becomes a Sin-Eater (events of Into the Dark).
  • July 5, 2006: Water in Ann Arbor turns to blood.
  • July 10, 2006: Camp Innisfree in Traverse City burns.
  • July 12, 2006: Motley of changelings destroys the Devourer in Traverse City. Gloria Nimble-fingers dies, but is saved by the Death Clause.
  • July 17, 2006: Amy Stevens jumps from the roof of the Bellaggio in Las Vegas (beginning of The Show Must Go On).
  • July 23, 2006: Amy Stevens' ghost laid to rest by John Marconi.
  • August 10, 2006: Lisa Cooper hear stories from several mortals in Tucson, AZ (events of Ripples).
  • August/September 2006: Murders of several unconnected people in Seattle, WA.
  • September 6, 2006: Sin-Eaters in Seattle confront Halaku and destroy the spirit following it (events of Sin Number).
  • September 8, 2006: Coterie of vampires changes the supernatural condition of vampirism worldwide (end of the "Week of Roses"). 
  • September 22, 2006: Gloria and Mickey return from the Underworld.
  • September 23, 2006: Group of changelings capture the Last Man Jack and restore him to lucidity (events of Jack's Court). 
  • September 25, 2006: Two children injured in a drive-by shooting Cleveland.
  • September 26, 2006: Ai'tahe freed from the church in Cleveland. Vivian sets a minor demon of Wrath free in downtown. Property damage and casualties result.
  • September 30, 2006: Crematorium explodes in southern Georgia. Reports of strange, emaciated monsters in the swamps (events of Dress-Up). 
  • October 1st, 2006: Three Sin-Eaters confront the Devil's Daughter in Half Moon Bay, CA (events of Bitter Tears).
  • October 8, 2006: Wisp, Ellie Graves and Inaya visit Rockland Island, ME (events of Lost Cub).
  • October 26, 2006: "St. Peter," an Acanthus mage, murdered in Las Vegas.
  • October 31, 2006: Mysterious mask discovered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • November 1, 2006: A mysterious woman steals the purse from a poker tournament (won by a vampire named Nathan Vest) in Las Vegas (events of "Six Cards, Six Shots" end). 
  • November 11, 2006: Hank's Journal by Henry Letheson is published.
  • November 27, 2006: Group of women practicing parkour in Erie, PA battle a vampire (events of Jumping Off).
  • December, 2006: Massive snowstorm cripples Ann Arbor, MI. Conclusion of Snowblind
  • December 4, 2006: Serial killer Johnny Jackson apprehended in Seattle, WA. Rain begins later that day.
  • December 6, 2006: Events of Johnny's Banjo begin.
  • December 8, 2006: Shots fired at 9lb Hammer in Seattle, WA.
  • December 10, 2006: Rain stops in Seattle (conclusion of Johnny's Banjo). 

2007:
  • April 13, 2007: An unidentified man is murdered in an alley in Erie, PA (events of To a Dark Place begin). 
  • May 4, 2007: Massive dust storm hits Tucson, AZ (events of The 7th Angel begin). 
  • May 7, 2007: Military quarantines the town of Corona, NM.
  • May 15, 2007: Four people rescued from the basement of Byron "Red" Odell in Truth or Consequences, NM. Bodies of Odell's two sons also found; Odell himself presumed at large.
  • May 16, 2007: Unexplained, localized storm on Fisher's Peak, near Trinidad, NM. Witnesses report seeing human bodies fly off the peak, but no bodies are ever found. 
  • August 2007: Burning Man. Avalon and Enoch attend. 
  • August 30, 2007: Synod in Denver. Sebastian Licavoli attends.
  • September 2007: Avalon stops in Las Vegas. Feather attends Hebrew school in Denver.
  • October 5, 2007: Tommy Red Hat attacks two students at a high school football game (events of Time of Our Lives begin). 
  • December 24, 2007: Grimm intervenes in a fight between Justine Berry and a vampire in Erie, PA. 
2008:
  • January 5, 2008: Wedding of Babi Singh and Serena May in Colorado (conclusion of 4th story in The 7th Angel).
  • March 15, 2008: Skip emerges from the Hedge in New Haven, CT (events of The More You Struggle).
  • March 30, 2008: Lake Monster sinks in Lake Erie. Rachel Penn assumed lost.
  • April 25, 2008: Gordon Reardon murdered in Fremont, WA (beginning of How an Angel Dies). Charles Rivers murdered in Chicago.
  • April 28, 2008: Grimm arrested in Chicago. 
  • April 29, 2008: Fremont Troll damaged by lunatic with a hammer (conclusion of How an Angel Dies). 
  • April 30, 2008: Chicago mansion of Devon Parker attacked by Promethean throng; Parker is killed. 
  • May 20, 2008: Three people in three different cities are killed, apparently by the same person, within an hour of each other (events of The Key begin).
  • May 25, 2008: Officer Kondrilik and Officer Mallory injured in Hackensack, NJ, by Wesley Cote. 
  • May 26, 2008: Wesley Cote dies in Utica (conclusion of The Key). 
  • June 1, 2008: Throng arrives in New Orleans.
  • June 5, 2008: Blackout in New Orleans.
  • June 17, 2008: Fire in Little Croatia in Pittsburgh. Dragona Pavic becomes Apex (events of The Skull Beneath The Skin). 
  • November 20, 2008: Ben and Lori Dennis murdered in Las Vegas (beginning of "Graves in the Desert"). 
  • November 24, 2008: Binion's casino burns in Las Vegas. 26 people die in the fire (conclusion of "Graves in the Desert"). 
2009:
  • May 22, 2009: Dillon Markway is found with second- and third-degree burns in an alley in Parma, OH. He refuses to say what happened. (Events of Roots in the Community begin.)