I sat down last week with Commissioner Barbara Kane and asked her about the current crisis in Freedom City
Interviewer(Maria Valentez): I understand that crime has picked up significantly lately. Some are blaming you for this.
Commissioner Kane: We are over our heads. We have a great hard working department, but the truth is we are only human. We have “people” out there that can shoot beams out of there hands and people who can quite literally disappear.
Valentez: What about the Freedom League and the Atom family. Can’t they help?
Commissioner: They have more important things to deal. Galactic peril and interplanar disruptions are all in a days work for them. They can’t be bothered by the trifle that is city wide chaos when the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance. No, I am afraid we are on our own.
Valentez: And there is no one else?
Commissioner: Most were wiped out in the Terminus Invasion 10 years ago. And those who find themselves with abilities these days have chosen the easier path. They take what they want and do what they want, because no one can stop them. (she pauses to take a drink) They have no moral center. If Centurion were here we wouldn’t have this problem. Not just because of what he could do, but who he was and what he stood for. The young supers have no one to look up to, no one on the ground level to inspire them. Right now, more than ever, this city needs a hero. Or better yet, heroes
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2010 21:19:59 GMT -6 by zenwolf
Business magnate Byron Alexander donates 8 million to the Albright Institute, a private foundation that hopes to increase knowledge and understanding of superhumans.
Freedom League repels invasion attempt by an as yet unnamed alien armada.
Freedom Blades star forward Mitch Daniels faces allegations of injecting performance enhancing super drug, MAX, into his system.
Scientists say seismic activity under Freedom City has increased markedly in the last month and that a significant earthquake could be imminent.
Channel 4 NBN news:
Voice over: Local union stevedores are outside city hall today. And they are furious. What has got them in such a furor? The shipping lanes are clogged by a giant craft. It was dropped there by a group of unknown superheroes after an apparent attack on the Hanover Institute of Technology. The union is demanding the city remove it immediately.
Angry Protestor: The river’s not a garbage dump! It’s my livelihood!
Another Protestor: Getting hours was hard before this happened. Now there are none at all.
Reporter: As you can see people are pretty upset down here.
Studio Reporter: Thank you Linda. Keep us advised.
Byron Alexander has called a press conference this week, sources believe he may be unveiling a new supergroup to help curb the rising crime in the city.
Annual science conference in New York goes awry yet again. This year it was cybernetic implanted subjects attacking the attendees. However due to the heroics of a professor from HIT the event was able to avoid the possible destruction of the convention center that has plagued the conference the last 5 years.
Factor Four has escaped from prison. Anyone who has any information is urged to call 555-6724
A uniformed policeman believes he has seen the elusive artifact thief that has been plaguing shops throughout the city for the last year and a half. The culprit was in disguise but he bleieves it to be a white male in his late twenties or early thirties. A composite sketch has been released.
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Unconfirmed sources report seeing Centurion leaving Freedom Hall and launching skyward just before the Asteroid was diverted. The Freedom League did not make themselves available for comment.
NEW HEROES ON THE BLOCK Business magnate Byron Alexander’s latest foray into the public eye, The Initiative, made their debut in spectacular fashion yesterday. In front of a citywide audience, via on scene cameras, they fought back an attack by the Factor Four and even managed to capture the mighty Granite. Once they finished turning over Granite to AEGIS they continued their press conference without missing a beat. None of them seemed particularly charismatic, but they excelled at what matters most in their line of work; squaring off against villains and emerging victorious. Right now they are exactly what this city needs. And this reporter, at least, is grateful.
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2011 10:26:38 GMT -6 by zenwolf
Borduria, the Jewel of the Balkans, who only recently ended a civil war that lasted 8 years is reportedly close to developing nuclear weapons.
The joint winners of the prestigious B.K. Vaughn Technological Research Award, Dr. Zachary Williams and Dr. Anton Jaworski, are being honored in a ceremony held by their colleagues at Hanover Institute of Technology.
Scientists report abnormal solar readings that have become more and more pronounced the last two months.
The Freedom League have issued a statement requesting people stop trying to break into Freedom Hall to catch a glimpse of Centurion. Ten people have already been injured by the facilities defense systems with two now being listed as in critical condition. The Freedom League has promised more information in the coming week and they have told reporters that a formal press conference is forthcoming.
Gilded Buster made a less than spectacular showing last night when he shrieked in fear on live TV. The video has gone viral and now has more than 2.3 million views on YouTube.
Mayor O'Connor proclaimed February 12th Centurion Day. This is in addition to the other days held in his honor: Centurion's Birthday on March 14th, Hero Day on September 28th and Remembrance Day on April 9th.
Guardian Inc. is denying reports that a warehouse they own was broken into. They claim not to own any property on that block.
After a dimension-hopping rescue by the anthropoid heroes from “Earth-Ape” known as the Primate Patrol, leaders of Spain’s ruling Socialist Party are today sponsoring a bill in Parliament to grant basic civil rights to the primates of their own country.
Don’t forget! THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, the one and only FOGHAT rocks the Shuster Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now, or just keep your radio tuned to WNCC for your chance to win front-row seats and backstage passes. Foghat—taking a “Slow Ride” to Freedom City, this Saturday night only! Sponsored by Fresh Sounds Promotions.
If you blink, you’ll probably miss Freedom City’s newest super-powered resident. The Freedom League’s very own Johnny Rocket has been seen speeding about town in the company of a red-and-gold-costumed young woman who was keeping pace with the fleet-footed Rocket stride for stride. No word yet on who the new lady speedster is, but keep your eyes peeled for a crimson comet on your way to work today.
Freedom City Police still have no leads on the mysterious disappearance of several patients from Trinity Hospital. Asclepian Associates, the HMO that owns and operates the facility, today released a statement saying the company was cooperating fully with the authorities in their effort to locate the missing people. Extra measures are being implemented to prevent any future reoccurrences.
The Freedom City Waterfront was shut down for several hours earlier today as agents of AEGIS, the Homeland Security Department, and the City Transit Authority searched an incoming cargo vessel suspected of involvement in a terrorist plot. Authorities removed several containers from the ship and took the crew into custody for questioning. An official statement is still forthcoming. Unconfirmed reports indicate a suspected plot by a major international terror cartel such as al-Qaeda or Overthrow.
The Liberty Dome box office was robbed earlier today by the Canadian super-criminal known as “the Mad Maple” in a daring daytime robbery. Dome officials are still calculating the exact loss, but it is known to include several thousand dollars in cash and an unspecified amount of credit card information. Eyewitnesses report that the Mad Maple shouted at passers-by as he made his getaway, claiming the theft was retaliation for the Edmonton Oilers being eliminated by the Freedom Blades in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Freedom City’s Jewish community observed special prayer services today in recognition of the Passover holidays, which begin tonight at sunset. Most of the city’s synagogues reported large turnouts, including the West End’s famed Temple Ben David. Channel 5 WXAD is marking the occasion with its traditional airing of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston as Moses, tonight at 8 p.m.
The concert's the sort of thing Link used to waste all his money on—there might be a hat rod show there, too…
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Post by Rigil Kent on Jul 21, 2011 16:46:26 GMT -6
I'm trying to determine whether Foghat would really appeal to Legionary ... depending upon when the current "adventure" ends (The Devil You Know) and the next one (Vengeance) begins, and where this news thing falls, Legionary might actually be speaking with AEGIS personnel about the events of his PL mini-quest (likely to be published on game night, once we fight Magman the Devil...)