Since Mage revised only goes up to like 1999 or so, I'll provide some filler information.
The Ascention War is basically over. While there is the occasional skirmish, the Technocracy has won, for the most part. That's not to say that the traditions have rolled over, but for the most part, they've taken a turtling strategy. The most active participants in the ongoing resistance against the technocracy are the virtual adepts and Sons of Ether, and they've managed a modicum of success.
Even so, The Technocracy faces little real opposition. Yet, the time-table is still being constantly revised backwards. This is due to the schisms that are developing in the Technocratic Union due to lack of a common enemy. The Avatar storm makes communication with elders difficult, and each faction continues to blindly follow their own agendas, and the cracks in the monolith are beginning to show.
This should be well and good for the Traditions, but ominous portents have Traditionalist and Technocrat alike worried. A strange red star has appeared in the sky, though it remains unobservable to the mundane observer. A new great Maelstrom rages through the underworld. The orbiting station of Iteration X has begun to become more active, and it has become a subject of concern among the other Technocrats. In 2004, a mysterious sink-hole swallowed a large section of London. At least, that's the official story. Rumors abound in the supernatural community about the rising of another Andelluvian. The protectors of the world nervously wait and plot during this time of relative peace as they anxiously wait for the other shoe to drop...