Night of Rage
In 2036, the napalm fire-bombing of a small community in rural Ohio announced the arrival of the New Terrorism. Twenty people, most of the metahumans, died in the flames on that Sunday morning. A group calling itself Alamos 20,000 claimed responsibility. Over the next 15 years, this terrorist group was positively linked to the deaths of more than a thousand metahumans and publicly sympathetic normals.
Three years later, metahuman hatred peaked in the Night of Rage. Worldwide riots resulted in the deaths of thousands of metahumans and other cosmetically altered to appear metahuman. In New York City alone, 836 such persons perished. There were backlashes and incidents of couter-violence.
Retaliation came in 2041, when EuroAir flight 329 was destroyed with no survivors. While en route from London to Atlanta, the aircraft was attacked over the Atlantic by a great dragon identified by some as Sirrung. A garbled last transmission form the doomed craft seems to indicate that one heroic passenger held the beast off for several minutes with sorcery before both passengers and crew were destroyed by the terrorist’s fiery breath.