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Neocron City will be safer. That is the claim made via an official City Administration communique, with CopBots all over the city having received new, highly efficient weaponry. Due to recent progress in weapons and defensive technology, the line of CopBot rifles used for years has recently proven to be inadequate. To ensure the safety of Neocron citizens, City Administration responsibly issued a development request to Tangent Technologies. The new, enhanced line of CopBot rifles was originally planned to be rolled out in the coming weeks.
However due to an incident in Plaza Sector 1, where a thoroughly sought-after wrong-doer with a long list of cases of misconduct, appeared and started harassing people and disturbing the public order. City Administration immediately issued an order to the NCPD to bring the new weaponry into patrol duty ahead of schedule. The new rifles are easily recognised by their distinctive police-blue warning lights.
We have also received the following statement from NCPD officer-in-charge Mauritio DiFranco: "Criminals of the City, the Outzone and the Wastelands be warned! The NCPD will no longer condone impudent behaviour of known criminals. CopBots have been advised to shoot on sight, and use deadly force where necessary. The new Tangent Tech weapons are made to stun, and made to kill.“
We all need to be thankful for the efforts made by both City Admin and the NCPD to keep our streets safe and free of crime. The millions of credits used for the development of new CopBots rifles are well spent. You can be sure the Neocronicle will keep you informed how well the stun effect and upgraded plasma power fares in the fight against crime in our city.
Is there a new kind of conflicts growing in the wastelands? The Neocronicle has received hints from sources familiar to that matter, our Reporter Tudor Vandermeer went on investigating this.
An informant with connections to Neocrons underworld made these pictures available to us and sent in an eyewitness report. Here it is:
"As we speak, Gravis Uplink is administrated by the Mutant Faction. I was out there in the swamps to... to do my business, when i noticed fighting noises from near the Vandal settlement at the old ruins near the outpost. Approaching i saw Anarchy Breed Vandals fighting an Experimental Launcher Cyclops and a few Mutant Agressors. I did my best to stay unnoticed – you don't want to get into trouble with neither of the groups involved in the fight. I just fear that my... business will be damaged if those wasteland areas become a battleground for warring factions."
This kind of aggression between Mutants and Vandals were unheard of until now. Is this incident connected to the recent defeat of the Anarchy Breed? Are there tensions rising between wasteland groups? Be assured we will investigate further.
After the glorious victory of City Admin Troops and brave runners of various factions over the monster-aided insurgency of the Anarchy Breed at Krupp Village and the following retreat of Punks and Anarchists into the Realms of Cron 55, the City Admin is staying alert.
The Neocronicle is happy to report that there is still an NCPD presence at the gates of our lower districts: right at the entrance of the Industrial Areas from the Pepper Park district, the City Police Force deployed a full-armored STORM bot. Traveling from the city sectors to the former suburbs is watched over carefully.
In a short Neocronicle interview NCPD officer Apostopoulos McKinney told us about the firm will of our authorities to keep violence to a minimum and safety for our citizens a main goal. „Better safe than sorry“, he added smiling, „The additional security measures will be in place as long as our intelligence directors see them to be necessary“.
Citizens are thoroughly asked to inform the administration of all suspicious events or leads. Stay tuned for more Neocronicle News.
We have received word of a runner reporting strange activities in zones A11 and B11 to the south of McPherson factory. This warning came by email, saying:
"Foo, therez moar horrorz in coast area souf of mkferson, look out!"
Since the sender of this email was unconfirmed, we asked for info at the City Admin Headquarters, only to be told that the situation is classified and best left to the authorities. "Runners are warned not to interfere. This matter is being handled by the City Admin", said the officer-in-charge, who asked not to be named for security reasons. Naturally, City Admin undoubtedly have full control over the situation.
We also deployed wasteland-savvy Neocronicle Reporter Raziel Kane to the area for an in-depth investigation. As Raziel was reporting live from the McPherson factory facilities, he met runners heading north from the beach area to re-supply at the Yo's pawn shops at McPherson Factory. Nobody seemed to have encountered any threats, so our reporter moved south carefully. At an ancient building near the seaside he found a couple of empty Cron 55 crates and a data disk. The message on the disk played as follows:
"Anarchy Breed Radio: Fuck you, slaves of Reza! The Anarchy Breed have decided to end all activities! Go and get freedom yourself! We're having loads of crates of Cron 55 to celebrate the chaos we caused. Cron 55 for president! Yeah! Fuck it!“
We can only conclude that the Anarchy Breed has given up all terrorist activities and returned to consuming alcohol. We will of course keep an eye on the situation, but right now it appears that the Anarchy Breed are no longer a threat. While it's unlikely that 'Cron 55' will be made president of Neocron any time soon, he may just have saved us ... this time.
As for the recent events, it looks like the immediate threat is over, but for how long? The Anarchy Breed are back, and we can only hope for a never-ending supply of Cron 55 to be sent to their filthy wasteland settlements. So stay vigilant and have a productive day, citizens!
Tudor van der Meer
Last night’s fight for safety of our suburbs was a big success! Read what the authorities have to say:
“The City Administration proudly announces peace for our time! The threat has been removed from the outskirts of Neocron. The Anarchy Breed has been defeated. Threat level has moved to green (one)… no, wait, it's blue (two). You never know.”
We should be thankful for both the quick deployment of STORM-Bots to the infested areas, and for the support given by the Neocron runners to get rid of the wasteland plague within our city walls. Here is hoping the threat is over and we all can return to work, having a happy and productive day!
In fact this was no small victory. The source of evil was located in an industrial storage sector. An improvised army of Neocron runners, accompanied by a CopBot, and two Neocronicle Reporters had to fight down a storage hall filled with Anarchy Breed punks, chaos critters, giant mutated dragonflies and then finally reaching the epicentre of the disturbance. This last room, was filled to the brim with chaos mobs, with not less than two Decayed Horrors towering over the scene! After a prolonged and bloody fight, it appeared that they were breeding eggs in the storage. The city fighters destroyed all visible eggs, only to be attacked from behind by Anarchy Harassers, who must have followed us down there unseen.
Finally the fight was won, the floor and walls wet with blood, but the city is safe once again. It is still unknown how the Anarchy Breed were able to bring the eggs and Decayed Horrors deep into the storage sector, but the City Admin will be investigating this in detail.
Tudor van der Meer
Decayed Horrors guarding an egg:
The recent days have been painted in blood. Only thanks to the fearless fighters of Neocron we eliminated the infestation of chaos critters in the former suburbs of our proud city. In the meantime we have received scientific information that we want to share immediately with our readers:
"Biotech Systems has analysed traces and organic material from the new beasts in the industrial area, we found Arachnid DNA and heavy metals, thus we conclude the source of the infestation must be somewhere in a spider infested place within the industrial area."
We have received reports of increased vermin activity in Industrial Area 2. The City Admin has deployed troops to the area, and they have stated that any support is welcomed.
Tudo van der Meer
Today, we received a datacube with a message at our office that was anonymously delivered to us via a cash-courier.
The original wording of the message reads as follows:
"Anarchy Breed Radio: Fuck you, slaves of the System! The Anarchy Breed has decided to end the order of the City Admin! Your city will be trampled by wasteland predators, and your rule will come to an end! Flee in horror, while you can!"
Unfortunately the courier could not, or would not, divulge any more specific information on the origin of the delivery other than 'this guy on the street down in Plaza...'
Even if we don't have any proof of the validity of any claims made therein, we decided to publish this and also immediately informed the City Administration.
Of course the authorities have a word to say on that:
"The City Administration declares all Anarchy Breed statements to be baseless. These are attempts of terrorizing the peaceful citizens of Neocron. In fact there is no danger within or around the city limits. Travelers to the wastelands are advised to take special precautions."
Stay tuned for more news on the Anarchy Breed and their sinister plans.
Tudor van der Meer
The turbulent and difficult times are behind us after the murder of President Jack Red. The Neocronicle has also had to struggle with the impact and the consequences of this terrible crime.
The news embargo ordered by City Administration immediately after the assassination is, of course, reasonable and correct. After all, they had to make sure that the enemy is not able to abuse our press coverage as a source of information. In the course of this news embargo, our publishing license for all channels, except the personal and direct data discs in the editorial office, had been revoked.
I would like to thank all our readers who remained loyal to us in spite of these adverse conditions and who have visited us in our editorial office in order to receive the news data discs.
I am pleased to announce that with immediate effect we regained all our licenses and, as of now, we can once again fulfil our task: Bringing everything important from the city and the wastelands to your screen directly and uncensored!
Furthermore, we have recruited two highly ambitioned new reporters to our editorial team.
Raziel Kane and Tudor van der Meer are already out looking for your story on the streets of Neocron and the wastelands on behalf of the Neocronicle.
Expect their first reports soon, and follow their personal newstickers:
Editor in Chief
Biotech released a statement today advising caution to all runners travelling around the Main Sewer area. In recent weeks a Biotech Survey team entered the Main Sewer area to gather toxicology reports on the water down there. When another reporter at the press conference asked what a company like Biotech would want with an old sewer pipe he was politely told that it was corporate business and therefore none of his concern. From speaking to several sources I have within Biotech it seems that they are interested in the levels of toxins for use in further implant research. My source spoke on condition of anonymity of course but speculation is growing that Biotech might be developing some new line of implants.
I put this question to the spokesperson and was told that Biotech simply wished to harden its implants against the environmental effects suffered by runners in the wastelands.
The spokesperson went on to say that the team had encountered particularly ferocious giant rats in the sewers and there seemed to be an abundance of Mutant Aggressors also. Luckily the scientists had taken the necessary precautions of having a close protection element with them to carry out their work but they wished to make it known to the general public that greater care should be taken if the need arose to enter the sewers.
When asked if Biotech would be subcontracting any missions of this sort to other runners of other factions the spokesperson coldly replied that Biotech would not seek to engage with runners from outside its own faction and therefore no contracts would be offered. However the individual did seem to sneer a little after advising that City Admin would probably offer a generous bounty as "after all, they need the money now don't they" I quote.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Jack Red. He was killed on the steps of the City Administration HQ, the very building he worked tirelessly in; by a cruel and heartless murderer answering to the name of Alex Mendez.
Since the fatal night the City Administration building has remained summarily tight-lipped and resolute in its grief but today we must appeal to you the citizens of Neocron for help. The ongoing investigation has drawn few leads. Alex Mendez has become a ghost in the network. Noone has seen or heard from him. The City Admin have exhausted every lead and explored every nook and cranny of Neocron City, indeed in recent days brave runners of the Last Generation clan have forged on into the Twilight Guardian's own backyard and fought a vicious and bloody battle there in order to glean more information on this traitorous dog.
Alas it is to no avail. Therefore we must appeal to you for calm, vigilance and peace in these tragic times. It has been deemed appropriate by an already stretched NCPD to throw open this investigation to the Runners of Neocron's great and glorious factions. The Storm Bots alone cannot cope and so now the decision has been made to enlist the help of all factions in bringing this killer to justice.
So far all that is known of the attack was that a few hours before the attacks some huge power fluctuations occurred across the network. The attacks instantly knocked down and disabled the NeXT GR systems and caused database errors across the board. Some Gene Replication records were compromised and others were wiped completely. We are unsure which Uplink these attacks originated from but rest assured the City Administration has its omnipotent eyes watching out over them for fear of a second attack from the same source.
Unfortunately for our brave Copbots the same power fluctuations deactivated some of their guidance software and core data arrays. This meant that the Twilight Guardian terrorists were able to not only slip through their watchful gaze but also they were able to draw weapons and attack and kill our dear leader.
The City Administration has now had to take the grave decision to withdraw it's forces from outside the city itself. They are focussing their protection solely on the Plaza and Via Rosso districts. Pepper Park will have to fend for itself and the Outzone has been left to the rats and mutants it has so wantonly hidden beneath its decaying cowl for so long.
The NCPD has doubled its efforts in searching for this criminal and so now needs your help Runners! Often you have asked what can you do to show your love and support for your Government, well now it needs you! The initiative is now yours to sieze, take up arms against the Twilight Guardian scum that infest our glorious city. Strike at them wherever they may turn. Offer them no quarter in your quest. Visit upon them great vengeance and the furious wrath of your obedience and servitude to our cause. Spare none as you remember how they mercilessly took the life of your beloved leader in front of your very eyes!
Please in your quietest moments at the end of each day pause for just a moment and remember the man who made our city the prosperous hive of activity and the last bastion of salvation that it currently is. When our saviour Lioon Reeza was killed so many years ago it was Jack Red who stepped up and assumed control of a City on it's knees. It was Jack Red who soothed our pain and cooled our open wounds with kind words and gentle touch and it was Jack Red who exacted our revenge upon the scum that dared to cross us. He sacrificed much of his own back then but now he has sacrificed it all. He has paid the highest price and we should honour that, each in his own private way. Prayers are forbidden under City Directorate #37468 but please every man woman and child give thanks to the man who guided you into being the people you are today.
It will be an incredibly difficult task to find a successor who has the candour, humility and intelligence to lead Neocron through one of it's darkest hours since the Dome of York Wars but fear not runners a dedicated panel of experts is already preparing for just that responsibility. Further details will be announced in due course but for now please remember that as hard as they push us we will not stumble, as much as they press us we will not bend or break. The recovery will be arduous and we are far from safe but we will meet it with fire in our hearts and our heads held high.
We are the City Administration and we ARE Neocron!