DND - The Daily News Download.   Posted by Ur'ik-sha MacDonald.Group: 0
Ur'ik-sha MacDonald
 NPC, 1 post
 News Anchor
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 06:06
News - The Daily Download
"Late last night, an armored transport vehicle belonging to Asset Movement Associates was hijacked by a gang of criminals in the Renton district," the newscaster begins.  On the virtual screen behind her and to the right, a still image of a van careening off a pier is displayed.

"What was initially dismissed as a random act of hooliganism has since exploded into a plethora of unanswered questions.  One anonymous source reported that despite Lone Star initially opening a full scale investigation into the case after examining the contents of the recovered vehicle, less than a day later the case was closed, marked 'inconclusive.'

"This, coupled with the fact that Asset Movement Associates has since been revealed as an Aztechnology subsidiary, have led many reporters to smell something fishy, coming from the van in the bay.  More on this story as it develops."

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Ur'ik-sha MacDonald
 NPC, 2 posts
 News Anchor
Sat 22 Sep 2018
at 23:29
News - The Daily Download
"Thank you for tuning in, and welcome to the Daily News Download, your best source for unbiased news in the Seattle Metroplex."  The camera pans out to reveal a balding man in thick glasses wearing a shirt and tie under his fringed "wamus" deerskin jacket in the Lakota style.  Though he appears quite Anglo, the jacket, nonetheless, looks genuine.

"For this evening's special report, I'm joined by George Eustace Thorogood, long-time correspondent and senior staff writer for the Seattle Stranger Publications Ltd., who has startling new information about yesterday's report of a Vita-Soy Distribution vehicle's journey off a downtown pier and of property stolen from an Aztechnology subsidiary.  George, what caused you to take an interest in these dramatic, if rather quotidian events?"
George Eustace Thorogood
 NPC, 1 post
 Seattle Stranger Writer
 Ludmila's friend
Sun 23 Sep 2018
at 00:07
News - The Daily Download
"Well, let's be clear here Ur'ik-sha.  My interest started before the drama that played out in the streets that so fortuitously called attention to the whole affair, and my attention was drawn to the Vita-Soy facility long before that."

George, for all his rather frumpy appearance, has spoken with a professional clip and clarity, if not a certain loftiness.  All at once, he dissolves.  His eyes cast downward, he shakes his head, just once, and draws a slow breath before continuing, sotto voce.

"Unfortunately, I didn't listen, at the time."  He swallows, and looks up again.  "Ludmila Jimenez was a junior investigative reporter working in my department.  She'd only started a few months ago - and she was a friend.  That's probably why she came to me with this... crazy lead."
Ur'ik-sha MacDonald
 NPC, 3 posts
 News Anchor
Sun 23 Sep 2018
at 01:34
News - The Daily Download
In reply to George Eustace Thorogood (msg # 3):

"What was so crazy about it, George?"
George Eustace Thorogood
 NPC, 2 posts
 Seattle Stranger Writer
 Ludmila's friend
Sun 23 Sep 2018
at 01:35
News - The Daily Download
"Not crazy I guess.  Hot.  Dangerous.  Some Ork out in a far corner of Renton... she never gave me his name... came to her with this wild story.  The Vita-Soy packing and distribution center hired him on recently.  He felt lucky.  He was about half a year out of Hollywood Correctional and just about to get desperate enough to get himself thrown back in, for lack of a job.  Apparently they've been hiring a lot of new blood over in their little Renton facility."