- A Locus site is found in Puerto de Maio, Morocco, and ancient crypts are discovered in the vicinity.
- The University Consortium project is founded.
- University faculty, trading and adventuring organizations begin initial visits to the area.
- The Sultan authorizes excavation of the crypt sites.
- The Clocktower is discovered in Puerto de Maio.
- Interest in the area increases; consular corps from various foreign nations begin establishing their presence.
- The Royal Residences are constructed.
- Early reports indicate that at least one local population in the area is composed of native Berbers.
- The University Consortium begins advertising requests for interested scholars and scientists to come to Puerto de Maio.
- October 11 - A collection of new magical incantations is excavated by the Consortium's Archaeology team at Site H.
- Renewed bloodshed breaks out between the Taieb and Madani tribes, native to the High Atlas and Anti Atlas mountain regions in southwest Morocco, who each claim ownership of Puerto de Maio.
- Sultan Moulay Abdelhafid publishes his proposed Constitution in Tangiers.
- Cities and tribes begin to ally either for or against it.
- French troops occupy parts of northeastern Morocco in order to quell revolts (against the European presence as well as the Moroccan government).
- Spanish troops do the same in the southeast.
- Donald Scottsworthy proposes his plan to connect Puerto de Maio to mainland Morocco via rail. The Sultan approves the plan, and the North West Africa Company begins railway construction. Hundreds of railway workers arrive in Puerto de Maio. Tourism doubles, commerce triples.
- March 3 - The Sultan reorganizes the country's debt to France, in exchange for complete French political control in northeastern Morocco. All foreign trade receipts will be paid directly into the debt owed to Paris.
- The Taieb tribe requests aid from the Sultan in their fight against the Madani. The Sultan refuses; rumors say it is because the Taieb do not support the Sultan's proposed Constitution.
- April 1 - The Sultan sends a Royal Vizir to Puerto de Maio to represents the Sultan's interests there. Puerto de Maio is not declared a Royal City - reportedly because the Sultan does not have the forces to defeat the Taieb and Madani tribes warring over the region.
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