February 9, 2009: According to the report, the United States came very close to a massive bank run on September 18, 2008 which would possibly have resulted in a collapse of the US economy - and with it, likely the collapse of the entire world economy.
Game and Story Use
- In an Alternate History campaign, this bank run might really have happened and caused the collapse of much of civilization.
- This event took place on the same day that the chronophage was unveiled. Was it coincidence, or did the time-eater trigger the collapse? Or did it actually give the American Federal Reserve System the time needed to stop it?