Vast Horizon News Headlines


Dated: Sunday November 1st, 2220, 9:53 a.m. Caverns overrun

Headline:Reports coming in from all Sectors of the Cavern City of zombies being spotted there. Farold Defense personnel and the regular police force have their hands full trying to deal with the threat and protect innocent civilians. A more recent report speaks about zombies in the Cavern Hub, the area where those who have decided to leave the Caverns have time to acclimate before going fully above ground. One of the shopkeepers there said: "I am not sure I would have survived if that group of brave Civilian Pilots had not come over to rescue me."

Dated: Wednesday December 16th, 2220, 8:43 p.m. Unrest in the caverns

Headline:Pockets of violence have reignited in the caverns and Jason Abrams, the cavern leader, has called for extra security assistance from the farolds. Thus ground defense will be slight while a number of the FDD's defense ground team goes down to help sort whatever mess is going on. We have no further details at this time.

Dated: Friday January 1st, 2221, 11:44 a.m. Cavern Unrest calming

Headline:The caverns underwent a violent outburst over the last couple of weeks. This was apparently started when a group of sector C individuals murdered a sector B individual for boasting about leaving the caverns soon. "These people who go above ground are filling our citizens full of pipe dreams," said one individual.Citizens of sector B retaliated and murdered an uninvolved individual from sector C. The rioting followed shortly after.Cavern leader, Jason Abrams, called for assistance from the FDD to help squash the situation quickly. This caused rioting individuals to kidnap a member of sector A. They bound and tortured said individual before ending their life.Dictator Faro has said that stronger sanctions will be levied against the caverns if they do not work towards unity. He has also said that some 500 non pilot citizens have left the caverns in the last two weeks. Friends and family members of these individuals have provided living assistance on New Netherlands."We're getting people out as fast as we can," COS Michelle Faro stated. "Our supply of riphenol is low and the budget simply won't allow for more pay to the pilots and citizens who do sifting for a job."

Dated: Saturday April 10th, 2221, 3:42 p.m. sector C toils

Headline:Pilots have been coming above-ground from sector C complaining of subpar conditions, even having to fight for food. While it is known this is an issue, many other sector people are totally befuddled by this. Drake Hotel Security head, David Brooks, is pushing for an investigation and awaits HPA chair, Dorothy Borden's return home.

Dated: Friday April 16th, 2221, 7:39 p.m. Pilots have authority issues?

Headline:As a new human combat director was being sought by COS Austin Turner's appointee, Blazer Faro, the rumors began to swirl. Unconfirmed sources say that a human pilot tried to tell Blazer how to handle the situation and continued to rebuff her authority in the jungle.When asked of the situation, Turner said, "Never you mind."

Dated: Thursday March 17th, 2222, 2:20 p.m. Cavern Stormed

Headline:At around 1 PM today, the dictator along with 7 elite guards and 130 FDD ground troops stormed into the cavern. One worker for cavern leader James Abram said, "The dictator marched in, pointed at James and said You're on vacation until I am finished here." It was then that her guards seized his office as she went into sector B.While we have no further updates, it is rumored that she has shut down the weapon factory pending further investigation.As the dictator traveled along the cavern, cheers, whistles and shouts of elation could be heard by the large groups of people wishing to get a glimpse. "She used to come down and help guard," one man said. "She was always happy to mingle and complain about how bad things were with us. It's nice to see her actually come down here as dictator instead of sending flunkies."The dictator smiled and waved at those cheering for her, though did not take time to visit.

Dated: Thursday May 19th, 2222, 9:26 a.m. Factory CEO Invests in the Future

Headline:An exciting initiative from the caverns was announced today. Sector A resident Jonathon Omalli, factory owner and CEO, has sent a press release stating that he is starting a scholarship fund for people in Sectors C who can't afford the education necessary to move above ground.He says, "It is time we start to look ahead to the future and take our rightful place beneath the sky. This scholarship initiative is to help those who need assistance to afford higher education and increased job prospects for the time when we are ready to leave our place of safety."He goes on to say, "My factory has drawn our first two winners, they are Rebecca Tims and Josh L'Veaux. I wish both of them the best of luck in their brighter futures."We met up with Mr. L'Veaux and Miss Tims. Mr. L'Veaux declined to comment, but Miss tims says, "I'm so glad I won this scholarship. I worked so hard in school, and to see the brick wall of my future approaching, it was extremely discouraging. I would like to thank Mr. Omalli and those who funded this scholarship for myself, and my classmate, as well as for those who are going to come after us."Rebecca has an A B average, and is currently focused on her upcoming dance competition. She hopes to study electrical engineering and chemistry in the upcoming school year, and she says her greatest desire is to join a research and development team somewhere.

Dated: Thursday January 12th, 2223, 12:45 p.m. Blazer Blazes into Action

Headline:Conditions in the cavern have been a topic of discussion for many years now, and further troubles brought the dictator into another sticky situation. Upon hearing of an illegal prostitution ring that was taking place underground in which people were being mistreated, Blazer decided to crack down hard. She took the beloved head banker Randy down to the caverns with her, and with Randy's help, and heels, managed to subdue and capture those involved.Blazer says, "It needed to be done, and one of my citizens was in trouble, she came to me, so I helped. Plus, my name opens doors fast, and we got people to talk quickly, so I am confident that this ring has been dismantled, and we got the victims the help they need."Randy says, "It was exhilarating. Maybe I'm in the wrong line of work. My favorite heels need professional cleaning but I can see the appeal."Judge Kensington refused to comment stating only that her courtroom is a place for justice, not speculation; However, rumors of swearing and loud voices from the judges chambers might give us a state of mind into the judge's opinion on the matter.Brendon Faro, P.H.D commented that, "Human psychology shows that people living in enclosed spaces often exhibit atypical behaviors. Our focus should be on getting them out of there as quickly and safely as possible, and I believe that our dictator understands that, hence her propensity for jumping into the fire, ahem, excuse the pun."No date has been set for the trial, but all parties are in top security prison.

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