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« Reply #240 on: (14:49:34/06-30-15) »
Let's not start up a line of bodice-ripping fantasy Immortal Elf romance novels, here.  ;)
Why not? Those things make a drekload of money, you know :D
Why limit oneself to just the IE, am sure Nadja Daviar has inspired more than her fair share of fanfic. :P

The authorship of that was never proven.
For which the author is no doubt still breathing and happy to do so because of it. ;)
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« Reply #241 on: (22:30:40/07-04-15) »
34) Is Magicknet still up and running in 2075/6?

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« Reply #242 on: (01:23:06/07-05-15) »
Very likely.  I'd be willing to bet that it expanded during the Matrix 2.0 era, and has weathered the change to Matrix 2.1 just fine.
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« Reply #243 on: (03:03:20/07-05-15) »
34) Is Magicknet still up and running in 2075/6?
It's mentioned in Street Grimoire. Unwired describes it as a VPN similar to JackPoint, but in SR5 I think it's back to just being a private host like JackPoint. That said, depending on how much of a pain you want it to be for mages to access, you could treat it like a Prime Data Haven.
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« Reply #244 on: (21:27:10/07-05-15) »
34) Is Magicknet still up and running in 2075/6?
It's mentioned in Street Grimoire. Unwired describes it as a VPN similar to JackPoint, but in SR5 I think it's back to just being a private host like JackPoint. That said, depending on how much of a pain you want it to be for mages to access, you could treat it like a Prime Data Haven.

I remember one of the posts by a Jackpointer mentioning that it now has corp sponsership behind it, rather then the wild and free place it was before. If I can find the page again I'll post it up (provided my memory is not full of drek and I'm imagining it anyway).

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« Reply #245 on: (03:47:55/07-06-15) »
Let's not start up a line of bodice-ripping fantasy Immortal Elf romance novels, here.  ;)
Why not? Those things make a drekload of money, you know :D
Why limit oneself to just the IE, am sure Nadja Daviar has inspired more than her fair share of fanfic. :P

As I recall, she was very popular in the bunraku scene, with many look-alikes done up as her.
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« Reply #246 on: (04:35:40/07-06-15) »
34) Is Magicknet still up and running in 2075/6?
It's mentioned in Street Grimoire. Unwired describes it as a VPN similar to JackPoint, but in SR5 I think it's back to just being a private host like JackPoint. That said, depending on how much of a pain you want it to be for mages to access, you could treat it like a Prime Data Haven.

I remember one of the posts by a Jackpointer mentioning that it now has corp sponsership behind it, rather then the wild and free place it was before. If I can find the page again I'll post it up (provided my memory is not full of drek and I'm imagining it anyway).
Nope. Just speculation in Corporate Guide that Manadyne might be able to use Mangadyne to put up a decent competitor, but nothing's come of that to date.

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« Reply #247 on: (14:33:17/07-28-15) »
35) Halley's comet, according to different sources, became visible to the naked eye on two different dates: September 5, 2061, and in March of 2062. Was it BOTH, because of the nature of Halley's orbit, passing by twice? Or is this a mistake/difference of view/unreliable narrator issue? Thanks!

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« Reply #248 on: (15:10:05/07-28-15) »
Page 8 of Year of the Comet has it as:

The comet will be visible to the naked eye from September to late November of 2061
It will be visible again on its return pass from  March to April of 2062, but less so since it will be farther  from  Earth. 
Extend these times for  telescope viewing
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« Reply #249 on: (15:12:42/07-28-15) »
Bam! Sendaz on the spot!

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« Reply #250 on: (14:27:13/08-13-15) »
36) I am having trouble with the Proteus AG/Ares War. What could have caused Ares to want end the war with a Thor strike, and why would striking the Arcoblock be the target? I just feel like my lack of German language understanding is preventing me from getting the nuances. A summary of the war, please? Or a primary source? much obliged.

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« Reply #251 on: (15:45:31/08-13-15) »
37) Can anyone give me a brief rundown of the Rose Croix storyline?

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« Reply #252 on: (20:25:39/08-13-15) »
36) I am having trouble with the Proteus AG/Ares War. What could have caused Ares to want end the war with a Thor strike, and why would striking the Arcoblock be the target? I just feel like my lack of German language understanding is preventing me from getting the nuances. A summary of the war, please? Or a primary source? much obliged.

It's explained in the Shockwaves e-book, which I admit that I should have done a better job editing (I just assumed I was translating it. Oops.).

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The Frankfürter Bankenverein (Frankfurt Bank Association, FBA): President Monika Stüeler-Waffenschmidt had to wait for a while before she could claim ownership and control of the group. She thought at first that the attack came from Essen (S-K’s HQ), but discovered soon that the real culprit was none other than the infamous Proteus AG. The concentrated attacks finally unveil it and the other companies involved.

When she realized she was facing several enemies and not just one secretive corp (but three AAA megas), MSW sought allies. Saeder-Krupp was obviously out, and Chong-Chao’s involvement in the past led her to believe another Asian corp was involved (a false assump- tion), eliminating Mitsuhama, Renraku, Wuxing and even Novatech (because of its former ties to Fuchi). The only corps that remained were Aztechology and Ares. It was easy: Ares was the best choice in the case of an open conflict, and Proteus was its direct competitor in several fields (for instance construction and space).

Moreover, simply dropping the name “Cross” besides that of “Proteus” in Damien Knight’s vicinity would assure his interest and support.

Ares Macrotechnology: Ares quickly understood the opportunities offered to it: a cooperation with the FBA would help the mostly North America-focused corp to take an important step into the European market. The other reason was the preservation of the FBA’s weight to coun- terbalance Saeder-Krupp. The corp also had the opportu- nity to directly attack a serious competitor (Proteus), and indirectly all the corps involved in it, thus strengthening its positions.

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Proteus is unable to prevent Ares from intervening, and a spiral of violence and reprisals is triggered. But Ares and the FBA need evidence to incriminate Proteus: they will find it in one of Proteus’ ultra-secured aquacologies. As its next move in its escalating conflict against the AA, Ares triggers Thor orbital shots on the newly finished hermetically sealed Proteus Rømø arcology, piercing the corp’s armor, and giving the runners the opportunity to enter the place in the resulting chaos and confusion. Looking for intelligence, they finally find it deep within the habitat. It reveals that scary experiments are conducted aboard the Treffpunkt: Raumhafen space station, regard- ing manipulations on living human beings. Proteus on the other hand uses the attack to lodge a complaint against Ares before the Corporate Court on Zürich-Orbital. If the highest corporate judicial body accepts it, Proteus can possibly emerge from the crisis with the upper hand.
Ares is walking a thin line, because the data retrieved in Rømø is not enough to stand in a trial. Since a direct operation by Ares on the Treffpunkt: Raumhafen station isn’t possible, the runners are sent there immediately after their previous assignment, to uncover the real dirt. They meet the Board of Directors there and discover the identity of the Founders, then barely escape from the station.

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Things look like they’re settled and Ares is about to perform an Omega Order, in other words to impose capital punishment on Proteus, thereby destroying the corp. But the situation changes one last time, taking another direction. Through subtle plays Lofwyr manages to keep Proteus alive but to give it a new face.

Quote from: Chronology of the Campaign, Page 13
May 15th 2063: Back from Fiji, the runners are sent to Europort to extract a member of the Board of Directors of Proteus. As things turn ugly, they’re helped by Ares troops.

Late May 2063: Ares Macrotechnology publicly sides with the FBA, and ships in some troops. Warships cruise in the North Sea and the Sea of Japan.

Early June 2063: The runners are sent to meet Kevin Goldammer and learn more on the background and secrets of Proteus AG.

June 3rd 2063: Incident in the Sea of Japan: an Ares warship sinks a Proteus sub.

2nd and 3rd weeks of June 2063: The Proteus/Ares conflict escalates. Another incident occurs in which an Ares warship is badly damaged and another Proteus sub is sunken. Both sides express their regrets and call a truce. Both sides try to argue it was victim of an aggression.

June 27th 2063: Proteus sinks an Ares frigate in blatant violation of the cease-fire. In reprisals Ares sinks another Proteus sub.

July 4th 2063: Proteus attacks Ares facilities near Thule; they’re severely damaged.

2nd week of July 2063: Ares retaliates with the orbital bombing of the Rømø arcol- ogy. The runners are sent amidst the resulting chaos to find evidence of the conspiracy, but they can’t find enough of it.

3rd and 4th weeks of July 2063: Proteus attacks Ares in front of the Corporate Court for its unjustified attacks and shadow operations. To find the necessary information, the runners must infiltrate the Treffpunkt: Raumhafen space station.

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« Reply #253 on: (20:35:21/08-13-15) »
37) Can anyone give me a brief rundown of the Rose Croix storyline?

It's from Season 1 of Shadowrun Missions. Do a find of "Rose Croix." http://www.shadowruntabletop.com/missions/downloads-season-1/