Protocol hires Security Franchise Peace Dragoons to travel to
the Tycho Under lunar colony, breeding speculation of a revolt
on the moon.
Synthesia secretly develops and deploys vicious war-parasites
(nicknamed 'spawn') to do battle in the jungles of Sumatra
and Thailand. The spawn resemble large beetles with spikes and
manage to depopulate parts of Borneo before they are
recalled and deemed a success.
Immigration to the US and most of Europe is halted. Foreigners
must undergo routine surveillance and are denied some rights.
act as freelance judges and lawyers in
autonomous freeholds and even in Denied Areas such as Alaska.
More Great Minds spontaneously develop within the webworks.
GAICA officials claim they have the 'process' under control.
Incandescent plants and parrot-feathers become the hot new
fashion statements for the rebellious new boomer generation.
Public decency acts are reinstated in most Victorian and
Heartland areas. Surcal becomes a tropical paradise zone
for teenagers wishing to escape the stifling East.
Rumours of psychically-active 'Espers' emerge in Medical
circles. Party of Purity and Flame of Allah troopers start
witch-hunts to punish such deviants. US Special Operations
Command (SOCOM) denies performing any unauthorized research
into the field of mental powers.