It is with a heavy heart that I need to report that President Andrew Johnson has been assassinated at approximately 2030 hours three bullets would penetrate the window of the Oval Office and enter his head as President Johnson was sitting at his desk contemplating the fate of the nation during this trying time. At this current time federal investigators and the secret service have no suspects and no witnesses, they are currently unsure of how a sniper was able to get close enough to fire upon the President within his office. The assassination investigation is currently ongoing and will not cease till they have a suspect for the murder of such a beloved man that served as President for three terms and faced great tragedy multiple times throughout his terms, President Johnson will now be at rest and once again reunited with his family who where murdered brutally at the hands of Dozer,
It doesn’t matter what your political affiliation is or your views of the war effort, President Johnson was legally elected and served as your Commander and Chief, he was as well a humanitarian and widower. This man sacrificed everything to serve as the President of the United Canadian American States during a time of conflict and revolution, his death by an assassins bullet is a direct blow to each and everyone of us and we as citizens of this nation must stand united for our fallen commander. With the death of President Johnson we must be united as One Nation Under God, please join me in a moment of silence and prayer for our fallen President.
During the swearing in ceremony for Vice President Olsen after the death of UCAS President Johnson a snipers bullet would bring down the newly sworn President during his opening remarks; President Olsen seemed to have opposed views to the current administration and was openly pushing for Congress to declare war on England and continue its fight against the invading forces, he was also preparing to open a full criminal investigation into General James O’Brian for treason against the UCAS for his sudden defection over to the British forces. Olsen’s assassination will bring in the second man to be brought down during this turbulent time.
The Speaker of the House Mr. Donald Frances (D) will be sworn in with the security of the capital building and he will become the current acting president with the Senate majority leader Senator Lyndon Kingsbury (I) as his Vice President. This will be a rough few months as Mr. Frances will be having to campaign and hope to retain his place as the President against his current Vice President who is still the forerunner in the Presidential Campaign in November. Mr. Frances is a staunch liberal and has openly spoke out against the war as well as advised the President to surrender to spare the lives of the soldiers and citizens. Where Mr. Kingsbury is an old school war hawk and has been pushing for both the Senate and Congress to overturn Johnson’s wishes of surrender and to declare open war against the English and fight to defend our nation and way of life.
This is a current hot bed issue and with both the government and the people divided politically and morally on the subject of war, it seems that our leaders have hit a stonewall and I can only hope that the division between Francis and Kingsbury don’t fully tear this county apart. On related news the FDC Police department have arrested the sniper responsible for the assassination of President Olsen, they are currently holding him at an undisclosed location and reports indicate the assassin has direct ties to the British Crown; though they are conflicting reports that the assassin is just a freelance shadow operator that was hired from within Seattle. Currently this is under investigation and more will be forthcoming as the investigation continues.
In other news the historic twentieth season of Shadow Beat has begun and it is breaking all recorded records for a prime time program even smashing the previous ratings record set by the most recent Blood Bowl World Championship. Next weeks episode will be an updated program about the Harbingers with the first episode returning to it’s roots with a two hour premier about the Legendary Mariners.
On the scaffolding of the Space Needle the graffiti tag of the Mariners could be seen with their motto “For Life!” scrawled on the underside of the tag. This coincides with the visual spotting of many of the Mariners fighting in downtown against the forces of the British, it seems that if the UCAS plans to surrender and do nothing the runners of Seattle will never roll over and die. These law breakers, rebels and terrorists will never accept the control of any legal authority regardless of its location either UCAS or British they will strike out against the soldiers, citizens and loyalists killing anyone that stands in their way.
The Seattle Tourism board is reporting a sudden increase in young tourists flooding into the city ranging from 13 to 26 in age, many of these youngsters are coming to visit family, schools or just here to see one of the many historic locations within the Emerald City. Though from one of my sources, the shadows are quite nervous as they are seeing this as the return of what they call the Dreamers and are preparing to dispense street justice to these innocent youngsters. Please if you are planning on sending your youths to Seattle consider a different place to vacation, or keep them within the specific district and off the streets as the runners will not discriminant and instead of meeting your son or daughter at the tube station or airport you will be claiming them at the city morgue.
Seattle Police Department commander Malcolm Geoffreys was hanged publicly this evening after his speedy and secret tribunal where he was found guilty of treason against the city of Seattle. Charges where brought forth after multiple questionable judgement calls during the events earlier in the day; Captain Geoffreys who was the direct support commander for the C-SWAT division within the Bowery risked multiple officers lives in a attempt to arrest the notorious Brothers Grimm members Tudor Yates (Professor), Marvin Yates (Accountant), Albert Grimm (Asmodeus) and Arthur Grimm (Slimer) as they casually and carelessly ate breakfast at Mr. Chins Barbecue earlier this morning. Geoffreys disregarded standard operating procedure when it comes to dealing with the Brothers Grimm and called for an emergency gathering of any all law enforcement personal to blockade and converge on the felons. SPD has standing orders to not engage the Brothers Grimm as they are considered extremely dangerous and willing to slaughter countless innocent lives to prevent capture, also Tudor Yates is the known second in command of the Deaths Hand and SPD doesn’t wish to invoke the ire of Alexander.
Captain Geoffreys was seconds from creating a major incident when according to sources at the scene he was just about to authorise the executions of the Brothers Grimm through the use of sniper fire when he was interrupted by Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane. The situation was averted and Geoffreys was ordered to stand down, this would allow the Brothers Grimm to escape, though according to Sgt. Franklin Arthur Grimm had already slipped away and was seconds from assassinating multiple SPD snipers when DiCane forced the stand down command. No SPD officers where harmed during this engagement. Though only a few hours later after Deputy Commissioner DiCane left the scene Captain Geoffreys once again went above and beyond the call of duty to bring down a few of the cities notorious runners.
On a report from Patrolman Brown Geoffreys would arrive on a scene within Little Asia to find Talon, Avenger and Nightshade of the Mariners staking out a undisclosed location. He would once again take it on himself to radio in for backup and forcefully engage the Mariners in an attempt to arrest the cities most legendary runners and finally bring them to justice. He would throw the weight of the SPD at the three Mariners and force them to retreat into Alphabet city, where a bloody shoot out would occur as multiple members of the Mariners would arrive to assist their brothers in arms. Quickdraw, Edge, Arrow, Utah and Evergreen would arrive to fend off the police and attempt to create a diversion for their escape. Geoffreys would pull further rank with the dispatchers and multiple units from throughout Seattle would arrive to assist there brother in blue, Geoffreys would also invoke the ire of the police towards the runners when he would call in a Officer Down and request medical assistance.
The Mariners not known for being cop killers where forced to fire upon the police out of self defence, though it was more like resisting arrest and Talon and Arrow would bring down the first SPD officers of the engagement; though this sadly wouldn’t be the only police officers that wouldn’t return home this day. The shoot out that started on D street would make it’s way all the way to N street before Utah and Claw would be able to cut off any further reinforcements from SPD, though by this point the entire Mariners team was cornered and staring down oblivion. Captain Geoffreys would once again go above and beyond to radio in further assistance and weaken the SPD throughout the city as he focused on bringing arresting the famed runners. Once again Deputy Commissioner DiCane would arrive at the command outpost on A Street, it was reported that he began arguing with Captain Geoffreys about his abuse of power and reckless abandon with the lives of the officers. He Ordered Geoffreys to stand down, according to reports it was a stare down until the runner known as Switch Doctor arrived on scene and communication was lost.
Witness reports indicate that SPD officers began to fall throughout Alphabet city as the Regulators, Dirty Dozen, Old Guard, Devil Rats, Devil Dogs, Devils Rejects and the Wolf Pack began to infiltrate Alphabet City. Even the communications officer Lt. Harry Stewart would fall victim to the infamous Switch Doctor. SPD would be given a warning that if it’s a war they wanted, then it would be a war they would get. The runners just proved they were united as one and if murdering police officers was on the menu than so be it. The War of the Shadows was about to reignite with their target being the cities finest and their families; the police where given one chance to correct the situation and the Deputy Commissioner was given the daunting task of figuring out how.
Witness reports indicate that Captain Geoffreys would attempt to draw his sidearm against Anthony DiCane before being taken down by Johnathan White (Hard Target), while being magically subdued by Dr. Elmer Levenstein (Noid). Geoffreys was arrested by Deputy Commissioner DiCane and brought to Police Prescient One for interrogation, Geoffreys was denied legal council and he was not warranted a jury trial of his peers, as he was quickly interrogated by the Deputy Commissioner while the threat of Captain Crane and Rodgers was looming. The now suspect was being charged under the antiquated Patriot Act, where the police could hold him indefinitely and stripped him of his UCAS citizenship.
During the interrogation it would come to light that Geoffreys had a personal issue with the runners of the Mariners and was also a loyal servant of the Steel Legion. According to his signed confession he was planning on cleaning up the streets anyway he could even if that meant joining the enemy, well with accordance to the Patriots wartime trial manifest; Captain Malcolm Geoffreys forfeited any right to a jury trial and would be found guilty of Treason by Anthony DiCane who was acting as the trial judge seeing that he is an official member of the cities government. Deputy Commissioner DiCane would sentence Malcolm Geoffreys to be hanged by the neck until he was dead, he would be brought out to a public location where he would face the public he betrayed.
His trial and execution date where only hours apart and Geoffreys a 25 year veteran of the Seattle Police Department would be ceremonially brought out to Hill Public Park in Lynnwood where the gallows would await him. A small crowd would gather to witness the first public hanging in almost a century, in attendance was the condemns wife as she watched in horror as her husband was lead up the gallows steps to come face to face with the legendary executioner Martin Harrison who would be the last person Geoffreys would ever see as the hood was placed over his head and the English noose wrapped around his neck. It was reported that Geoffreys would remain calm and stalwart throughout the ordeal up to his arrival at the gallows where he would begin the tear up as his fate was certain. After a few words from Deputy Commissioner DiCane the order was given to Harrison to throw the lever and in a blink of an eye Martin Harrison would add Malcolm Geoffrey to his long list of the hanged; witnesses on scene said that the snapping of Geoffreys neck was quite audible and death seemed instant, though for Geoffreys he would loose control of his bladder and bowels as he dropped. His wife would break down and have to be escorted away by family friends at the site of her husband hanging there with his head slumped forward; Dr. Apples would pronounce Geoffreys dead at the scene after his body was left hanging from the gallows long after the sun had set, Hangman Harrison and his assistant would remove the condemned from the gallows and prepare it for the mortuary.
Following the speedy public execution of Captain Malcolm Geoffreys last night, the people of Seattle are torn between those that support their newly elected Commissioner and those that are morally opposed to the idea of state sanctioned murder. Many feel that executing those that are guilty of a crime is only adding to the already violent impression of the Emerald City and they should try to find an alternative form of punishment for the guilty other than hanging them from a gallows pole. Though on the flip side of the argument are those that feel that the cities prison system is already highly overcrowded and a quick trip to the gallows is just deserts for someone convicted of murder or treason; in today’s already explosive political arena this will become the hotbed issue for many years to come. Though it seems that Seattle Police Department has already taken the views of the people under advisement and have cancelled all additional public executions as they have deconstructed the gallows system and according to sources within SPD they have moved it to an undisclosed location within the judicial complex.
Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane was advised by the cities premier hangman Martin Harrison to move the gallows indoors and to drop the large overrated American noose for the the quicker British noose and gallows system. Martin Harrison is a legendary executioner with over one thousand hangings to his credit with his fastest being 6 seconds, SPD has awarded Senior Hangman Martin Harrison and his Assistant Hangman Gary Swimming the exclusive right to hang any convicted felon through the English gallows system and execution process. All convicted will be warranted one appeal to the current Appellate Court Judge William Boone within three Sundays of their conviction the following Monday morning at 9:00 am they will be hanged by the neck until dead. Commissioner Ebenezer Gordon and Mayor Mortimer Krieghoff Junior both signed the bill into law early this morning, marking a landmark decision to overturn the previous bill that removed any form of appeal and would send the convicted straight to the gallows.
Seems that Martin Harrison and Gary Swimming both of the Steel Legion are actually looking out for the rights of the American citizens and our judicial process, though we still have civilian courts suspended and the accused is not granted a true jury trial as of yet. Though I am not holding my breath that we will ever see those days again, and we can count our blessings that the convicted is being granted an appeal and given three weeks to save their life. Martin Harrison and Gary Swimming combined have over a century of experience in hangings and have hanged well over two thousand convicts in their careers with zero botched executions and always with a clean sever and no suffering on the behalf of the condemned. They prefer to execute quickly to ease any mental anguish on behalf of the condemned, the prison staff and the witnesses making death swift and painless.
Many people within the city are concerned that with an official city executioner we will appear barbaric to other cities and nations, as well it might inspire other cities within the UCAS to employ a licensed executioner and draw the wrong type of individual to an already morbid career. Currently all legal executions throughout the UCAS, CAS, CFS and NAN are conducted by a sanctioned and licensed executioner, and are paid 10,000 credits per execution. The process of becoming a executioner is long and gruelling and many who apply for the twelve week training course are turned away do to physical and mental limitations and those that are chosen only 20% actually complete the course and graduate. According to Martin Harrison who teaches at the academy he see’s many hopefuls that are drawn into the career out of morbid curiosity and once they are told they will have to clean and prepare the body for the grave or mortuary you can see them roll their eyes. According to Swimming many of the applicants want the prestige of being a Chief Hangman and having the right to put the rope around the condemns neck, they think that hanging someone is a simple process and just anyone can pull it off. They grown when I tell them that I have been an executioner for forty years and I am still Martin Harrison’s assistant, yes I have taken the lead many times but Martin trusts my knowledge, training, professionalism and experience to handle the process delicately and swiftly.
For more information on the Science of Executions please see my Article within the Seattle Times Paper and for further information about the interviews with Martin Harrison, Gary Swimming and Seattle’s own George Simpson ca be found in the Seattle Times Online Video Archive under the ‘Science of Hanging a Discussion With the Masters‘.
Seattle Police Department has currently arrested thirty-five of their own officers on charges of corruption, treason, murder, extortion, bribery and theft of department supplies. The names of those arrested is being withheld for their protection, the arrests come after a long internal investigation headed by Captain Sherman Willard of the Joint Task Force under the direct authority of Chief Benjamin Mathews. The investigation would be broken wide open with the confession of former C-Swat Commander Captain Malcolm Geoffreys, the Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane and Judge Oliver McKeen signed the arrest warrants and under DiCane’s authority the officers where rounded up by members of the Joint Task Force, Major Case, and Homicide.
This is just the start of Commissioner Gordon and DiCane’s war on corruption and cleaning up the left over dirt within the department, and according to sources within the Department we will have an updated Top Ten Most Wanted list by February 1st of 2074. Once SPD issues the list it will be reported here for all the citizens to see and read, the current administration is claiming to be strong on crime, they have already taken the first step lets see how long that lasts or will they fall victim to the pressures of the Wolf Pack, Mariners and Harbingers.
Later this evening around 2100 hours a shots fired report was blown out from within Police Precinct One followed by an earth shattering explosion that would annihilate a large portion of the Chiefs Division, with Chief Joseph Richardson’s office being ground zero of the destruction. Officers that arrived on the scene would find Deputy Commissioner DiCane trapped under the rubble within the men’s lavatory, according to reports DiCane was on his way home when he heard a suspicious noise coming from the Richardson’s office. He would enter the scene to investigate only to find himself face to face with the infamous runner Sparrow, DiCane would draw his weapon in an attempt to arrest the runner; DiCane would be assaulted by n unknown accomplice and forced to retreat to the lavatory where he would be assaulted by the runners as they made their escape but not before leaving the Deputy Commissioner an explosive going away present.
DiCane would escape the situation unscathed and even report discharging his weapon into Sparrow before all hell broke loose, the entire situation is under investigation and more information to come as the evidence is still being processed.
Police Dispatcher Jonesy would receive a distress call from Judge Oliver McKeen’s home at approximately 0230 hours and call a city wide emergency response to report the the Judges home in Lynnwood. When the Police arrived on the scene they would find themselves engaged in a shootout with multiple members of the Vandals street gang, who would be highly armed and armoured in military grade equipment. The police would be held at bay in the front yard while the fate of the Judge remained uncertain, it wouldn’t be till Deputy Commissioner DiCane (Law Dog), John White (Revelator) and the Noid of the Harbingers arrived on scene that the tide of battle would turn. Even Empire and Talon of the Mariners would arrive in a timely manner to back up the Seattle Police Department that not more than a day before was trying to arrest them. The added assistance of the Mariners would allow for Anthony DiCane and the Harbingers to enter the domicile of the Judge followed by over a dozen officers that would span out and clear the house.
The sounds of a a gunfight could be heard in the house and Mrs Sophia McKeen would be rescued by SPD and taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries mostly superficial and a majority of the blood on her nightgown would turn out to be her husbands. The Judge was found severely wounded in his bedroom and surrounded by three armed assailants, DiCane would take charge and with the help of the Noid bring down the three armed Vandals and rescue the McKeen. During the investigation of the home the bodies of twenty-four vandals were discovered littering the lower floor and one surviving Vandal with a throwing spike piercing his neck and pinning the gang member to the wall. McKeen would receive magical healing for his grievous injuries and then be taken to a local hospital to be with his wife, the Vandal would as well receive life saving magical treatment seeing his injuries where beyond the skills of any mundane treatment.
During the investigation police would learn that the Judge was babysitting for his two grandchildren boy age 2 and girl age 4 who would both be abducted by the Vandals during the assault in the home. After interviewing Judge McKeen he was thankful that DiCane had contacted him earlier in the evening for a warrant, seeing that he had to go down to his office and on his way back to bed he stopped to make a sandwich. This gave him time to notice the assault and return to his office to retrieve his weapon and push the panic button, otherwise he would have been fast asleep in his bed and only God knows what would have happened if that was the case. Though the Judge was seemingly distraught and consoling his adult children during the interview process, as the reporters were leaving Two-Face and Emperor of the Mariners where seen entering the room to speak with McKeen.
The only surviving Vandal (17) who’s name is being withheld do to being a minor was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering, Illegal Trespassing, Four Counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Murder of an Officer of the Court, Six Counts of Murder in the First Degree of Police Officers, Two Counts of Kidnapping in the First Degree and Possession, Transport and Use of Military Grade Hardware. The DA is seeking the Death Penalty for the suspect and is not willing to negotiate for leniency do the suspect being a minor.
According to witness reports outside PP One the Deputy Commissioner was scene handing Doc Scurlock of the Regulators a large sum of money for some sort of employment contract. This comes directly after the assault on the home of Judge Oliver McKeen and explosion at PP One do to the events caused by runner Sparrow. You would think the Police would be cautious about hiring known runners and criminals like the Regulators, especially in their front yard, well I guess if you have a runner in command it only makes sense they would circumvent the legal system and go straight to the streets where the lawless prevail. One can only hope that the Regulators where hired for some practical purpose like vacating the city and never coming back, well we can’t all be that lucky; only time will tell what we are in store for now that the legendary outlaws of the Regulators have been employed by SPD.
Attention Citizens of Seattle Avenues Fifth through Maple within Little Asia have been quarantined by Seattle Police Department do to a large scale militarised assault by Seattle’s dangerous runners. The Mariners, Devil’s Rejects, Old Guard, Regulators and members of the Dirty Dozen assaulted Mr. Wong’s China Buffet at approximately 1500 hours during the peak hours of the early rush the Mariners would unleash a hail of gunfire into the civilian district, they would as well use large tractor trailers to blockade the assault zone from receiving any support from local law enforcement. Though according to surviving witnesses the local police departments did not arrive, nor answer the calls for help till long after the battle was over; the fight would not last long as the hail of gunfire erupted through the street for only a matter of twenty minutes, before the runners would vacate the scene unscathed leaving countless innocent lives lost.
Multiple buildings on Maple Street and throughout the three block quarantine zone have been demolished do to the acts of war, local authorities are still investigating the scene and searching for any evidence of what caused this devastation and mass casualties. Though according to witnesses at the scene the Mariners where engaged with local street gang the Vandals, this does not excuse such a tragedy to behold the city. Witness report also indicate the use of high yield military hardware and explosive devices that can only be accredited to known Mariner Claw, and his complete disregard for human and metahuman life. According to preliminary reports the casualty report is over three hundred innocent civilians and over Two Hundred Million credits worth of damage to the tourist district, with Mr. Wong’s appearing to be the focus of the assault.
Citizens are outraged by Seattle Police Departments delayed response time and their casual candour to the extreme nature of the situation, currently the Chief of Public Relations Jeremy McNair has failed to address the situation and the people; I wonder why seeing that he is a Mariner and according to eyewitnesses was at the scene unleashing hellfire from his specialised power armour. It seems that the Police are keeping this situation under wraps and not publicly addressing the concerns of the people, the entire conflict was fast and furious and according to one eye witness who wishes to remain nameless for their personal safety “I heard the screeching of brakes and turned to witness the Mariners van sliding to a halt and the doors fly open as they poured out, auto fire erupting from the van and the Mariners already unloading fully automatic fire into the crowds. I hid in a building for protection as the bullets and bombs erupted all around me. I never wanted to know what it was like to be in a war zone and I am now scared for my life that this can happen here in Seattle.”
This reporter is disgusted with how the runners have been allowed to keep us all frozen in fear and force us to live in a war zone, the streets are not safe and we the citizens have been forced to pay for their carnage through higher taxes, higher insurance premiums and with our lives. The victims of their violence end up being displaced while they get richer from our suffering, the runners walk around like royalty with zero fear and concern even the Police Departments turn a blind eye to their antics. The Old Street Proverb of “Create Chaos to Confuse and Distract.” seems to be in full bloom and like the runners of Old Seattle the innocent civilian is just a speed bump. We the people of Seattle are tired of being overlooked, we are tired of being forgotten and we are not just a speed bump; I am sorry that we don’t move with the speed of a runner and we don’t just get out of the way or hit the deck when bullets start flying, we are not combat trained and we are not used to being in combative situations. Our live matter and if the runners can hit a target in broad daylight during a busy time without fear, than who’s to say what is next, will they target Downtown during rush hour or the Business district during working hours. This needs to end and the current Mayor and Commissioner have promised a safer Seattle and yet it is just getting more dangerous as these killers seem to emerge from the woodwork.
They hang an innocent cop and yet they allow the Regulators to run free, they arrest someone for overdo parking tickets but yet allow the Joker to walk down the street with military weapons and cyber, and they harass local citizens over noise complaints but yet the Brothers Grimm can do whatever they wish. This city has fallen to the runners and this last engagement proves it, we have given them the power and given them the ability to enslave us. The media has used their exploits to give them power and make them appear to be superheros, yet they are nothing but murderous bastards that only care about the almighty dollar, this needs to end please citizens if you are angered about the antics of the runners please join me and others like me on January 30th at the steps of Police Prescient One where we will be engaging in a sit in protest in attempt to let our voices be heard. The protest will begin at 8:00 am and go on till we are physically removed or until the publicly address the growing menace within Seattle, the runners have been here since 2035 and have only become even more blatant and blasent over the last thirty-nine years; enough is enough and something needs to be done, the runners once feared the police now they laugh at the face of the law.
Early yesterday afternoon I was was allowed to do what amounted to an
impromptu ride along with the famous runner team “The Mariners” on
what would be a strike on a combined front of the Vandals and Yakuza
in Little Asia Seattle, based out of Mr.Wongs Chinese Buffet. Upon
arrival the streets where lit up initially by the Vandals firing
indiscriminately upon the runners as they departed their vehicles.
In an attempt to limit civilian casualties at the location, the
runners had made it a point to bring in two large trailer trucks to
cordon off the ends of both streets, blocking vehicles from exiting or
entering the scene while allowing foot traffic to vacate the area.
Though the Vandal’s and Aries Arms would say otherwise, as a main
battle tank of Aries arms would drive through the Tractor trailer
Flanked by addition Vandal’s Vehicles into the fire fight. This would
also soon be accompanied by UCAS agents being on scene and supporting
the Vandal’s in an attempt to keep whatever was hidden within with a
Long range stinger Bombardments. Audio logs from the runner’s
communications systems also reveal that the UCAS had fully intended to
unleash the horrific might of the SOL system on the combat location
which would have killed far more civilians than those yet inside the
embattled street. If not for the Deckers Switch Doctor and Tesla
running interference, the death toll by the strike would have vastly
Documentation acquired by Mariner’s Buttercup and freelancers
Sprinkler and Cat Woman from the upper floors of Mr.Wongs show
multiple signed and verified documentation of the UCAS and Aries Arms
both supporting and supplying the Yakuza and Vandal’s. This is quite
damning in that now there stands direct proof of both the UCAS
government and Aries arms are supporting both gang violence and
Organised criminal activity.
Though many out there may not believe what has been written up, I
give you what documents and first hand video evidence I am able to
without compromising my own investigations at this time. While I may
not be a Seattle native, and far from my home of Boston, I fully
intend to bring the same level of truth and unbiased information that
I would for Mr.Boston and WKBN Boston News Radio While I am within the
city of Seattle. The truth can not be hidden, our freedoms can not be
taken so lightly, for we will not forgive, and we do not forget.
This is Field Reporter Christina Suaza for WKBN Boston News Radio
reporting out of Seattle, Washington with another installment of “The
Anonymous Voice”. As always readers, stay vigilant for the elusive
truth is out there to be revealed.
During the late night hours of January 29th, 2074 a full scale military engagement occurred within Seattle’s Downtown region of Hillsdale between law enforcement and military personnel against a combined runner team strike force encompassing many of the cities most dangerous runner teams all working together to assault a single establishment. Mr. Wong’s Asian Buffet was the target of this unprecedented assault and would the cities leadership would have to reach out to additional agencies for direct assistance to wrangle in the law breakers that where sporting military grade hardware and unleashing a rain of bullets into the peaceful civilian district. The Law Enforcement and Government officers would be supported by Aries Arms Security Forces and receive additional support from the Renraku Red Samurai that would arrive on scene.
This engagement would not last long according to reports from surviving witnesses, the runners would strike just before midnight on the 29th and would be gone after just thirty minutes of chaos; leaving countless private properties destroyed and hundreds of innocent lives lost or destroyed in their wake. The battle was two parted and would mostly partake within the underground storage sections of Mr. Wong’s and a secondary assault within the street itself; according to witnesses the runners once again deployed the tactics of blocking off the streets and cutting off the civilians from receiving timely emergency assistance as Emergency Personnel would be detoured do to the blockades put in place by the runners. On the streets all hell would break loose as the runner teams flooded Market Street opening fire on any and all targets on the street civilian or security it didn’t matter to them. The street gang the Vandals would engage the runners in defence of the people only to be assaulted by their known rivals the Guardians, the runners would use this chaos as way to shadow the real tragedy going on below the streets. Seattle Police Department would launch their Air Defence Corp to help restore order on Market Street and the surrounding streets only to be meet with great resistance from Claw, Utah, Switch Doctor, Mechanic, and Ace who would engage the police in a dangerous game of cat and mouse and sadly the Seattle Police Departments Yellow Jackets where no match for the highly skilled riggers in the sky as well as their highly modified Aries Dragons and War Birds. The drones of Utah would keep the incoming police and military personnel occupied and pinned down unable to reach Market Street. Meanwhile the Mechanic and his love for napalm would be dumped on nearby Orchard Street thus causing Emergency Support and the Seattle Fire Department to vacate Market Street to deal with the Orchard Street blaze.
Though even as the skies where being controlled by the riggers of these teams, a few Seattle Police Yellow Jackets would slip through and begin to establish control. The runners where given a direct order to lay down their weapons and surrender to the Police, the LEO’s (Law Enforcement Officers) orders would be ignored and the runners would continue their unlawful assault into the region. Seattle Police wold begin opening fire onto the criminals from their aerial vantage point and even severely wounding the Professor who was on scene fighting alongside the runners. In direct defiance Harbinger Bueller would begin opening fire onto the Yellow Jackets with a highly modified assault rifle, she would bring down the three remaining Yellow Jackets. Though sadly for Mr. Wong’s and the rest of Market Street this wasn’t the end of the destruction, The UCAS military would send multiple GMC Banshees to lend assistance and regain control, one of the highly armoured Banshees would be brought down by the runner known as Crash as he fired a highly modified crossbow bolt into the Banshees cabin and sending the vehicle crashing down into the building that held Mr. Wong’s. As soon as the building crumbled down, the Unforgiven’s War Copter piloted by Tombstone would silently uncloak itself and the battle below the streets was soon to have an Unforgiven problem as the legendary rebel team repelled down to the tunnels below.
Aries Arms would lend multiple Battle Tanks and Security vehicles as well as over three hundred personnel to the fight on the streets, sadly for Aries Arms and the personnel inside the Battle Tanks; for they would never actually be able to lend a hand in the fight, as the tanks crashed through the blockade they would be meet with incoming rockets fired by none other than War Machine of the Deaths Hand. His rockets red glare would engulf the Battle Tanks and turn them into molten slag killing the countless crew within. War Machine would be seen igniting a very strange melee weapon that glowed crimson and he marched calmly towards the remaining Aries Battle Tank, according to witnesses his crimson sabre would slice through the tanks armour with ease and War Machine would then with one prepare and fire a medium anti-tank weapon (MAW) directly into the cabin killing all within. Aries was severely punished for their assistance as their personnel would be killed one by one, until the remaining force would retreat from Market Street defeated and humbled by the common street criminals.
The Military would as well lend multiple tanks to the fight as well as two platoons of men to help restore order, the UCAS Military wouldn’t fair much better at the hands of the runners and terrorists at the scene. The first armoured tank would meet an unfortunate fate of having a grenade deposited down the main gun by Presidents Men member Sabretooth, the Postmaster and Iceman would tag team another tank with their high velocity miniguns slicing the armoured vehicle to shreds causing the munitions to explode. Toad was scene hoping into one of the armoured personnel carriers and seconds later emerged covered in blood as the Salamander would slither out of another both vehicles where filled to capacity and those soldiers never even made it to the fight and would die still strapped into their seats before the hatch opened.
Seattle Police would eventually retreat from the fight after receiving a direct order from Deputy Commissioner DiCane to stand down and hold the boarders as the fight on Market Street was a lost cause, though Chief Thomas Willis of the Hillsdale would directly disobey orders and keep his men on scene to defend Market Street and attempt to arrest or brig down the criminals involved. Though even Willis would have to admit defeat and pull back the Hillsdale division of the Seattle Police Department (SPD). The Battle above the street wold leave hundreds dead as the Brothers Grimm, Harbour Masters, Wolf Pack, Dirty Dozen, Devils Rejects, Harbingers, Mariners, Old Guard and countless independent runners would flood the streets and prove a very scary point that they are united and as one unified front they are nearly unstoppable.
Aries and the Military additional reinforcements never would reach Market Street as they would be cut off in the four block surrounding regions by the Devil Rats, Devil Dogs, Regulators and Cowboys from Hell would make short work of the unprepared incoming forces. Even Lone Star sent in to help by Governor James O’Brian (Former General) would be decimated by the might of the Brotherhood of Mercenaries Sons of Odin division. Even the Post Office would lend assistance to the running teams and begin to engage any reinforcing forces thus directly cutting of any relief for the wounded and fallen. After about fifteen minutes of fighting all dispatch calls where being redirected or denied and all emergency personnel would be called back to their stations, minus the ones fighting the blaze on Orchard Street, with no additional support incoming the final nail in the coffin for the LEO’S would be when the cities bridges and tunnels coming into Hillsdale would be closed down and the entire region would cut off from the remainder of Seattle.
Their are no reports of what happened within the underbelly of the city, besides what we have from security footage, as their were no survivors and a vast many of the bodies where burned to a crisp at the hands of the infamous Ringmaster. Many runners where wounded within the battle under the streets including Brooklyn, Spade, Roulette, Safari, Sandman, Khan, Rogue, Quickdraw, Thirteen, and Proxy; the runners set up a quick recovery location that was created when Dozer would open a hole to the underbelly from the streets. Multiple magi would create powerful barriers to repel any incoming attack as they combined forces to heal the wounded as quickly as they could while lending support to those within the underbelly. Runner Conductor would save Tic Tac and Noid from the most certain death, The Noid and the Showman would combine forces to create a mobile physical barrier that combined with the ice sheet cast by Tic Tac would create a deadly concoction and dozens would perish from the three deadly magicians. Tic Tac would remove the last of the surviving soldiers with his impressive targeted hell blast spell that boiled the innocent soldiers alive.
The reports indicate that Hollow of the Wolf Pack suffered heavy damage, but managed to be healed on scene, as well as Owl of the Dirty Dozen was able to naturally regenerate after a while and was seen flying out of the the wreaked building. Though reports indicate that Emperor of the Mariners, Warrior of the Old Guard and Darkwing of the Krieghoffs would not be so lucky and would fall on this night. Their death would raise the spirits of the LEO’s and government personnel showing that these killers can be stopped and hopefully one day the last of them will be buried in potters field. Moral for the soldiers was high when they saw Hollow of the Wolf Pack go down, proving that the Pack can be stopped, though when Hollow would be scene crawling to the magi for healing their hearts sunk again according to the radio communications.
In the tunnels the runners butchered every single soul within and left nothing untouched before unleashing a massive explosive attack that would engulf the entire under belly in hellfire and thus destroy any evidence from within. As the runners where leaving they wold be meet by UCAS Bounty Hunters and sadly even though Sabretooth, Enigma, and Phobia where wounded as well as the Accountant being critically wounded by a snipers bullet these runners managed to not only escape Enigma would brutally murder the famed UCAS bounty hunter the Gambler by stabbing him in the neck and then tossing him of a ten story building to the ground bellow. The runners would even manage to destroy a government satellite through some weird magical attack at the hands of the Brothers Grimm, thus burying within the street itself a government satellite. Frostbite and War Machine where seen scavenging the downed Satellite before the two men turned back to back War Machine with his glowing Crimson Sabre and Frostbite with a similar weapon just glowing Dark Purple would stand their ground against the remaining personnel as the runners one by one fled the scene. Their blades would slice bullets directly out of the air with frightening precision the two warriors would carve up any soldier that came with in blades reach as if they weren’t wearing any armour. Urban Strike Member Roach would meet an untimely fate at the hands of War Machine while Commando would be forced to retreat after Frostbite brought down the last of the remaining members of Urban Strike Team One’s newest recruits. Commando himself being severely wounded after coming a little to close to the the blades of War Machine and Frostbite. Once Urban Strike would flee the scene the runners would as well evade capture as they slipped back into the shadows for which they came.
Seattle Police Department and Lone Star are once again warring over who has jurisdiction over the crime scene, with The Star claiming conflict of interests seeing that the department is crawling with runners many of which where on scene as the killers and not the cops, including the Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane aka Tic Tac, Captain Stanley Rodgers aka Ringmaster, Captain Arthur Crane aka Stamps and Captain Russell Bookman aka Brooklynn with many others as well being reported to be on location and would gladly want to cover up any illegal actions and create a miscarriage of justice for the countless families that want and need closer. Seeing that this action has been classified an illegal runner action most private insurance carriers will not cover the injuries and damages caused by the criminals. Only a police investigation can rule out runner involved damage to accidental damage, injury or death; Commissioner Gordon and Mayor Krieghoff are fighting for the Seattle Police Department and as of today 1/30/74 the scene is still being held in status as neither agency can enter and any that does risks direct conflict with the other.
The Mayor has issued a Declaration of War against Aries Arms in light of the recent assault and decried that have zero military of police powers off their corporate grounds and the entering of Hillsdale was a direct act of war from the corporation against the city. The Declaration past through the city senate with no contest and Aries has been warned that any personnel found of corporate grounds will be declared an enemy of Seattle and will be dealt with accordingly, non combatant personnel will be arrested and tried accordingly, any armed Aries personnel will be detained, and charged with war crimes and quickly disposed of. Aries was as well ordered to close down any and all satellite locations within Seattle and return to their corporate grounds within 24 hours or face retribution and confiscation of assets. Aries was as well given their second strike by the cities senate and if the company receives one more their diplomatic status within Seattle will be revoked and they will be forced to shut down production within Seattle and vacate their headquarters within seven days of receiving the third and final strike. No other company has ever received their second strike and it seems that Mayor Krieghoff is out for blood when it comes to Aries Arms, this once gentle old man from Lynnwood has now thrown down a gauntlet against one of the Big Eight what will Aries next move be.
Police were summoned to Upper Seddle to a grisly crime scene in the morning hours of January 29th, 2074. Police would receive a disturbance alert through an activated panic button system of the homes resident. Police would arrive to find former acting Mayor and Commissioner Conrad Brass and his family brutally murdered, The Former Mayor, his wife children and grandchildren all butchered in their home. According to sources inside the Upper Seddle Department, the family was savagely murdered and the where killed were they stood. They never stood a chance according to investigators on scene, also from the same source it was said the it seemed like their was runner involvement; reports also indicate that Conrad Brass had a British Flag shoved down his throat and out the open wound from his slashed neck creating a creepy ascot tie. Police are not treating this as a cop killing and have been slow to release information about the case to the media. Deputy Commissioner DiCane and his Deputy Elmer Levenstein where summoned to the scene by Captain Richards of the 531 prescient to assist in the high profile case, Captain Howard would as well assign his four best detectives to the case to make sure justice would be served for Conrad Brass and his family.
Thanks to sources inside the Upper Seddle Police Department we have been informed about multiple homicides that have left police baffled, the slayings seem connected to the resent murder of Conrad Brass and his family on January 29th 2074 , though with one big discrepancy between the murders is that Brass and his family where brutally butchered and this mornings grisly slayings where clean and precise. Police were summoned to the home of Captain James Richards of the 531 was found dead in his home with his throat sliced, the Captain was found my Upper Seddle Patrol units that responded to the Wellness Check request by dispatch after Captain Richards didn’t respond to any phone or radio communication attempts and failed to appear for roll call in the morning at 0700. The Medical Examiners initial findings put Captain Richards death some point in the early morning hours of the 29th, though he was unable to properly declare a time of death do to environmental conditions beyond their control and more will be reported after the autopsy; though according to Dr. William McCarty of the Upper Seddle Coroners Office, he doesn’t have faith that anything more will be uncovered do to the extreme nature the killer went to cover his tracks. Police are also reporting that this killer is a total professional and has a forensic background as well is well versed in police procedures seeing that the crime scene was far to clean and staged.
Though once again the Upper Seddle Homicide Division of the 531 would call in for Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane to observe the scene do to the direct connection to the Brass slayings. DiCane and his deputy Levenstein would arrive on the scene at approximately 0830 and be guided through the home by the division supervisor Lt. Richard Howard of the 531. During the course of the investigation police would be left with zero evidence and only one access point being the Captains bedroom window, they would as well discover that all of the deceased’s paperwork and case files would be missing from his home. The would as well discover additional victims related to the murder of Captain Richards, during the course of their investigation they would uncover that the neighbours across the street would have a security system facing the victims home and when they would approach the house of the Jones family to acquire the digital footage; they would find the front door forced open and the house ransacked. Police would report that the entire Jones family residing at 43 Oak Street of Upper Seddle would be found murdered in their homes, their bodies falling where they were killed and all with a single gunshot wound to the head. The killer or killers would ransack the house and remove any and all security devices including both digital and hard copy video evidence, police were left with yet another dead end.
Also during the course of their investigation into the murder of Captain Richards they would discover that the detectives investigating the Brass slayings would as well never report for roll call and during a wellness check uniformed officers of patrol would note that each of their homes showed forced entry and the scent of decomposition was noticeable. Deputy Commissioner would place Lt Richard Howard into protective custody and he and his deputy would personally investigate the homes of the four missing detectives. Upon closer investigation into the detectives homes it would be discovered that all four would be found brutally murdered with gunshot wounds to their heads, even the detectives families would not be spared the same fate; Detective Ronald Franklin, Detective William Edwards, Detective Thomas Shilling would all be found slain in their home offices with a single gunshot wound to the head execution style and the families of Edwards and Shillings as well butchered by the forced intruder. Senior Detective Justin Normans was found decapitated by three high powered ballistic rounds in the lavatory of his home and his family slain as they ate breakfast. As police would begin to investigate the scene Deputy Commissioner would notice a large explosive device deployed near the slain officers body and clear the house before detention; saving the lives of his deputy and as well uniformed officers Doug Bradford and George Sullen. The device would explodes seconds after they cleared the domicile thus destroying any remaining evidence and stalling the police investigation further as they awaited Upper Seddle Fire Department to extinguish the inferno that remained.
The blast and fireball was large enough that folks in Lower Seddle reported feeling the blast and the Fireball was seen many miles away in Downtown and the Bowery. Multiple related injury reports were incoming from falling debris and many homes in the surrounding area sustained damage from the initial blast and then the subsequent falling debris. This is the second time in a week that the sleepy Upper Seddle district has been disturbed and tragedy would befall this once peaceful region; the residents of Upper Seddle are frighted that something as gruesome as these slaying could occur within their peaceful town. This region of Seattle is not known for it’s crime sprees and heavy runner activity, they are known for panoramic views, upscale homes and high quality eateries and shopping as it is well guarded and protected region. Some older residents are comparing the recent events to the infamous Four Houses Job that terrorised Upper Seddle in 2056, and they fear more criminal activity to return to Upper Seddle with the return of the infamous Mariners to the streets.
Their fears are not unfounded as the Upper Seddle Police Department has yet to solve the Four Houses Job and the case has since gone cold and forgotten. SPD has issued a waning in the wake of the events on the 30th of January 2074, for residents to remain vigilant and keep a look out for suspicious activity and report any suspicious vehicles to the SPD immediately, in hopes that they can capture the killers if they return. As of press time the SPD have not officially linked the killings and have not declared that it is the work of a serial killer or spree killer; SPD as well have no suspects at this current time.
Seattle Police Department (SPD) of the 247 within Waterside would respond to a panic button alert to the home of City Councilman David Smuthers at 578 Riverside Drive at 1300 hours. Police would arrive to find the councilman ritualistically murdered in his living room with his wife and children still alive but under the affects of a strong unknown paralytic toxin forced to observe the death of their father and husband. Smuthers would be discovered crucified with large railway nails driving into his wrists hanging just above the fireplace on the chimney and his feet dangling in front of a roaring fire. Councilman Smuthers was stripped of his clothing and carved open in the traditional Y autopsy incision and his liver punctured with a star shaped weapon. Reports indicate that the Councilman was alive when he was nailed to the chimney and suffered a long and painful death as his body become toxic do to the liver puncture and he would perish before his families eyes.
Waterside Police would as well reach out to Police Prescient One and Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane and Deputy Levenstein would arrive on scene about 1430 hours and directly assist in the preliminary investigation. DiCane would find a clear fingerprint on the head of the nail and after running it through the database it would prove to be viable and produce a suspect in the slaying of Councilman David Smuthers; the suspect would be Fredrick Gallows aka Hollow of the Wolf Pack, a legendary runner and assassin that once terrorised Seattle during the days of the founders. SPD has since issued an arrest warrant for Fredrick Gallows for capital murder and illegal imprisonment of the family; Many within the SPD fear moving against the suspect out of fear of his reputation and his friends within the Wolf Pack, and it seems that yet again the runners of Seattle will get away with murder and go unpunished.
Police are no longer investigating the murder of Councilman Smuthers and have officially closed the case stating that Hollow was killed during the large incursion on the 29th in Hillsdale; though reports indicate Hollow survived the fight and would be more than capable of committing the brutal homicide. Mayor Krieghoff was not available for a response and his office has yet to issue a statement regarding the slaying of a government official, SPD is also remaining silent and sticking to their claims of the killers demise; the case is officially closed and has been signed off by the Chief of Homicide Donald Mathews as a closed case and for the detectives to move on in their investigation to actual viable homicides. Seems that the great big cover up machine is at work once again and Councilman David Smuthers and his family will never see justice served.
Reports are still incoming but around 1800 hours tonight within the University Quadrant of Seattle the major corporation of Renraku would be struck with a large scale assault from two infamous riggers of the runner team the Mariners; the runners known as Claw and Utah would unleash hellfire upon the corporate headquarters and the civilian mall district; they would bombard the location with hundreds of missiles, rockets and bombs from all directions until more than half the corporate structure lay in ruins trapping thousands inside the building. The riggers would as well with the help from Switch Doctor and Tesla destroy the companies external defence structures, and the deckers overriding the internal AI system and once again causing it to go rogue and begin slaughtering the residents inside. The deckers would as well unleash a large scale virus attack into Renrakus computer network that would travel all the way back to the home office in Japan, rendering their home systems to go rogue. Renraku financial structure would crumble within minutes as its funds would be deposited into numerous Caribbean ghost accounts, reports from Tokyo state that many of Renrakus high executives would commit ritual suicide within their offices instead of facing disgrace as one of the Big Eight would fall of the market in a matter of hours and fall to minor status next to the fallen Fuchi Corp.
Mayor Krieghoff has revoked Renrakus diplomatic status in the wake of the attacks, stating that it’s own internal defence systems has lead to deaths of countless Seattle citizens and they need to be punished for their negligence. Renraku can remain within Seattle but they must hand over their land to the City Zoning Commission Chairman Charles Krieghoff within 24 hours or face legal ramifications. Renraku will be given a new site to build a headquarters that will be highly regulated and they must present their plans to Charles Krieghoff for construction within seven business days or face fines and permanent expulsion from Seattle. Renraku has yet to respond to the Mayors demands, and just like Aries Arms it seems that Mayor Krieghoff is out for blood and is not content with Seattle being owned by the mega corporations any longer.
Survivor Renraku will air it’s final season April 15th 2074 as they where recording the new season when the attacks accord and all video and cast has been lost in the rumble of the assault; CTN 4 will not air the footage they currently do have out of respect to the families of the fallen during the recording of the famed reality game show. CTN spokesman Johnathan West released a statement in the wake of the destruction; ” We at CTN are saddened by the recent devastation within Renraku and the deaths of all the cast and crew that were killed in the wake of the attack, yes this show did have it’s fatalities during it’s ten year run but nothing on this scale; our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of all the victims of this attack and out of respect we will not be airing what will be the final season of Renraku Survivor; it is slated to air this April and we will be pulling it from the Spring Season Rotation as well we will not air previous episodes of the popular series. We at CTN will be providing the entire series on digital disc including the Final Season in it’s entirety for 125 credits and all proceeds will go directly to the relief fund for the survivors of the Great Renraku Tragedy of 2074.”
The people of Seattle were welcomed back to the infamous “Piper Television” this evening when the legendary runner the Piper would unleash his live pirated broadcast into the cities airwaves. The Piper pirated into the nightly reading of the news from the Seattle World News broadcasting from WNTC and would shock the city with his brutal interview of British General Edward Howell and the introduction of his recently acquired yet untested Buzz Drones from the Steel Legions research laboratories in London England. The Piper welcomed the citizens of Seattle back to his long missed Piper Television and began with his traditional interviewing of a tortured subject; this one was the British General in command of the forces here within Seattle, as the Piper had already had the general nailed to the roof of building with ten penny nails driving through the generals uniform and pinning him helplessly to the roof. The officer was than ruthlessly questioned and interrogated by the disturbingly pleasant and gleeful Piper, though as General Howell refused to cooperate the Piper grew upset and produced a large circular saw that was connected to a remote skimmer drone, the Piper than asked the camera as if he was speaking to the people; ” Head to genitals or genitals to head?” He then shook his head and said well “Genitals to head it is, today is you lucky day general your death will be slow and very painful.” The Piper than laughed as he turned the saw on and let it begin to dig into the officers crotch and begin to slowly grind its way north. The General seemed to be under some sort of pharmaceutical or magical affect seeing that he reacted to the pain, but he didn’t pass out from being sawed in half. The Piper than began interrogating the general once more and this time as the saw blade was carving itself into the general the good officer would spill the beans on television. He would disclose nothing really relevant or anything that we already didn’t know, though he would speak of an alliance between O’Brian and Pratt and the eventual destruction of America that is long over do and it will once again be owned by the Royal British Empire.
The Piper than leaving the general to be sawed in half would raise his hands as dozens of these new Buzz Drones would emerge and he would they direct the camera down to the British Camp in the Elwood district of Seattle. The suburban town has been overtaken by the British forces since their initial invasion into Seattle, the Piper than looked back at the general who was thriving in pain as his insides began to slide out from his dissected rectal region. The Piper reached down and stole the generals tie, stating they he didn’t need that anymore as well stole his medals and pinned them to his own jacket before jumping off the ten story roof to the street bellow. The Piper had the drones fly into the camp and do what they do best and that is slice and dice, the haunting screams of General Howell could be heard echoing though the night as the soldiers would begin to be assaulted by the buzz drones that hunted their human pray without mercy. The Piper shoved the tie into his pocket and produced his fabled bagpipe device and began piping out the tunes of war, Soldiers stopped fleeing and fighting the drones and just stood tall and erect allowing the drones to decapitate, dismember and disembowel them; the screams of pain and terror could be heard throughout Elwood and the blood of the soldiers wold commingle with the fallen internal organs, urine and faecal matter as the Piper would change his tune into a marching ballad. Many of the soldiers would fall victim to the Pipers tunes and be lured to follow their new master as he would lead his wooden soldiers towards the Emerald Street Bridge and one by one the soldiers would march off the edge of the bridge and plummet to their deaths in the frigid waters below. As the the last of the memorised soldiers would take that fatal leap, the Piper would put the device away and unsheathe his sword and make his way back into the camp to clean up the remaining soldiers who’s will where to strong to be entranced by the Piper’s tunes but yet to distracted fighting the drones to help their comrades. The Piper would not a soul alive in the camp and within minutes the last of the British soldiers would fall victim and lay dead at his feet, the Piper would than give a grisly warning to the remaining English forces within Seattle that death will come crawling and the Piper will not stand for this declaration of war. He then pointed to the flying English flag and in an final act of defiance, the Piper used his magical skills to transform the flag into the Original American Flag and then let out a howl and turned to the camera saying “Wolf Pack for Life!” He than cut the transmission as the screams of General Howell could still be heard in the faint distance, the broadcast ended with the haunting words “To Be Continued.” Mere minutes later the Piper was back on the screen this time he had a live feed to the family of General Edward Howell as they got to witness the saw blade find its way into their loved ones heart, killing him live on television for all the world to see. The Piper than speed the blades up after the general died and finished the bisection, and to add insult to injury the Piper in true disrespectful fashion would urinate on the fallen officers remains before making the call of the blackbird calling dozens of ravens and crows to consume the remains as well as some buzzards. The Piper again turned to the screen and said “Wow, what a debut show. Just think this is the season premiere of Piper Television; No Birds where injured during the filming of Piper Television scrolled across the bottom, though all Limey’s where intentionally harmed and forced to suffer greatly before death.” Then Piper Television would end and leave the anchors of Seattle World News in bafflement, the media wouldn’t be ready to handle the sudden infiltration and they would go off the air and broadcast the most recent episode of Roxanne the Troll.
This attack would coincide with the assault on the Confederate Battle Carrier and it’s sinking at the hands of Sea Wolves, Crimson Bloods, and Freedom Patriots. The Confederate turncoat Admiral Earl O’Conner would perish during the attack as he would be seen engaged in a duel with the Freedom Patriot Admiral Elmer Cadbury; Cadbury would in a single move slice Admiral O’Conner’s head off and flee the sinking vessel with his opponents severed head in tow. The fall of the Battle Carrier would cause the remaining British Navy to flee from the Seattle waterways and out into open ocean, as well on the edges of Seattle within the wastes and wilds a secret battle was engaged as the Patriots went to war against the UCAS and British forces that threatened to enter the city.
Forces commanded by General Lift would emerge from within the outlaying regions as well from behind the enemy forces, General Lift would be assisted by General Buckley, General Fitzgerald of the Brotherhood of Mercenaries as well as the Devil Dogs, Brothers Grimm, Unforgiven and Minute Men would fight valiantly through the night and by the early morning hours of the 31st the forces of the UCAS and British empire would meet their unfortunate end. Again according to reports War Machine and Frostbite would fight side by side against multiple opponents, according to reports the British and UCAS forces tried to surrender to General Lift and he refused to accept their yield only further unleashing the dogs of war from the Sons of Odin into the fight. Reports indicate that no solider of the 401st would survive the night and many would lay broken on the battlefield until Category 5 would be ordered to salt the earth and destroy the remains of the fallen enemy. Any citizen that had a relative in the 401st or a unit that had been deployed to Seattle we in the Seattle World News extend our condolences and they died a hero’s death fighting for the UCAS.
UCAS Air Corps General Joshua Riverwood would officially surrender Seattle to the rebels once again and pull the remaining forces out of King County and deeper into the NAN lands. British General Gregory King would as well call for a full scale retreat from Seattle in the light of the recent heavy losses at the hands of the Piper, the Pirates, and the Rebels and falling back deeper into the NAN region. Fighting would continue through the night as the Rattlers would be seen picking off many of the remaining retreating forces.
The city is once again under the control of the Rebels of the Freedom Patriots and their allies, Seattle will have to once again get used to being under the command of this illegal authority and suffer under the regime of terror. God Bless the citizens of the UCAS as this loss will be felt all across the land and more rebellion will spurn from this most recent victory. The UCAS underestimated the might of the Patriots and the mind of their leader General Archibald Kingsbury, it proves that the Patriots are truly a force to be reckoned with.
Seattle Police Department responded to multiple break in’s throughout Lynnwood at local Party Stores, where they would be robbed after closing by the Harbingers Bueller and Sabretooth. The managers report the theft of party favours, balloons, table cloths, and various other party supplies. All in all Bueller and Sabretooth ransacked over two dozen party shops throughout Lynnwood and Waters Edge in the course of a two hour period they robbers would strike the stores and as well hit the Liquor Depot in Mappleside where they stole thousands of credits worth of real alcohol, beer and tobacco products. Police are still investigating the robberies and have issued a warrant for Bueller and Sabretooth’s arrest, though in this reporters opinion good luck on that; those assassins only allowed themselves to be videotaped and are just taunting the police for some unknown reason.
Waterside Police responded to a disturbance call at the notorious Lusty Leopard Gentleman’s Club on River Drive at 00:45 hours, when an anonymous caller reported spotting the infamous biker gang the Regulators pulling into the crowded parking lot of the Leopard; the Leopard was currently closed to the public do to a private party being hosted for a high profile guest, Seattle World News would learn that the party would be the Bachelor Party for Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane from inside sources. Police would arrive on scene and would report spotting infamous Deaths Hand Cleaner Patches on site working the door. Waterside officers would attempt to detain the criminal when the suspect would open fire on the police thus causing a firefight to ensue; Waterside Police would report that a unknown second shooter would open fire from the Leopards roof and slaying one of their own before Deputy Levenstein would emerge from the club and be assaulted by Patches. The Suspect would then begin to flee the scene and was pursued by Waterside Police, the suspect evaded arrest and lead the police on a wild goose chase through Waterside before vanishing into the town of Rivers Edge.
Waterside officers that arrived on scene to back up the fallen officer would find no evidence of the officer and his radio car, only a puddle of blood to confirm that something nefarious had occurred. Waterside officers reached out to dispatch for further assistance and as well to the DA’s Office to secure a warrant to enter the Lusty Leopard to detain the guests and question them in regards of the activity outside the club and where denied the warrant on grounds of lack of viable evidence and only hear say that their where known criminals inside the club (even though their known vehicles where parked outside clear as day, the Postmaster’s truck is quite unique). As well a communication error in Dispatch would cause chaos within the entirety of SPD and send officers to the wrong addresses and some would never arrive only to be driving trough out the city for hours looking for the officer down calls.
During the confusion in Waterside, Lone Star Authority would arrive on scene and attempt to enter the Lusty Leopard at 0130 hours and be meet with great resistance at the hands of the Hobgoblin, Eraser, Revenant, Whisper and the Reaper who would make short work of the corporate law enforcement officers and quickly clean up the scene before any further assistance could arrive and the guests inside would become aware of the conflict outside. Waterside Police would not respond to any further calls at the Lusty Leopard as they were being lead on a wild ghost chase throughout the town do to the chaos within Dispatch and the party at the Leopard would eventually break up about 0430 with the guest of honour being helped out by Deputy Levenstein, Captain Crane, Captain Rodgers, and the Anchor who all appeared to be in an intoxicated state.
Do to the failings within Dispatch during the events within Waterside, Lieutenant Howell Longstreet would be suspended bending a review by the disciplinary board and dispatcher Sargent Jones Williams would be promoted to acting supervisor of Dispatch; under the direct orders of Police Commissioner Ebenezer Gordon.
Waterside officers would be inundated with calls of disturbance of the peace calls throughout the town as famed runners Nightshade, Baby Girl and Angel would be reported creating random acts of violence and destruction throughout the town. They would discharge automatic weapons in residential zoned areas, unleash impressive spells into parked cars and abandoned buildings as well as disrupt many sleep neighbourhoods with multiple elemental attacks into occupied homes. The events would begin at about 0145 hours and continue throughout the early morning hours till about 0500 hours. Police would be unable to capture the suspects as they vandalised and tormented the sleepy town of Waterside in the early hours, police are as well confused as to their motives as no reports of runner activity where reported in the region besides the Lusty Leopard.
At 0300 hours the notorious Deaths Hand General War Machine with his trusty partner Patches at his side would unleash a level of violence into the Waterside Gardens Estate to the likes never seen before. The General and his cleaner would render many of the condominiums to rubble killing everyone inside as War Machine would use his trusty Light Anti Tank Weapons turning them onto unsuspecting civilians. Though most of War Machines focus was on the unmanned civilian vehicles parked outside, well when War Machine deploys his weapons of choice their will be additional destruction and casualties. Patches was seen shooting the residents as they fled from the burning buildings and War Machine was scene using his signature glowing sword attacking what seemed to be nothing but wounds would appear out of nothing. He as well was using his hand held mini gun unloading thousands of rounds of ammunition into the shadows; do to the lack of Waterside Police the residents where sitting ducks under the might of War Machine and Patches, when government officers would arrive to assist the people. Their arrival would allow for many of the residents to escape as War Machine and Patches would be to focused on the new real threat of the government; that was until Deaths Hand warrior Templar would arrive and begin to make short work of the government agents now dealing with War Machine and Patches as well as Templar.
At 0330 additional government forces would arrive on the scene and yet SPD was oddly silent during this battle directly under their nose, and with the additional support garnered the government was optimistic that they would be able to capture and detain the Deaths Hand criminals on scene as they had them out numbered and out gunned; well that was their fatal mistake as you never have War Machine out gunned and he proved this point by displaying his secret weapon and deployed multi fire ballistic missiles from somewhere within the Seattle proverb onto the unsuspecting agents of the UCAS. Also it’s not the Deaths Hand you can see that you worry about, it’s the ones you can’t and once Wraith, Romulus and Polaris entered the fray the fat lady started singing for the UCAS agents and the residents of Waterside Gardens where about to be evicted in the most gruesome manner ever. As the Hand does what they do best and remove loose ends, they began assaulting the buildings with their weapons of mass destruction while Patches, Templar, Wrath and Romulus preceded to clean up any all survivors they could find; lucky for us at Seattle World News some former residents managed to escape the battle before Romulus and Wraith arrived and sought out sanctuary.
War Machine was a busy man, he was as well on the battlefield outside the city and it seems that the Deaths Hand has some sort of stake in the events of this war, seeing that this is not the first time they have been directly assisting the rebels. What is Alexander’s plan with Seattle and why the sudden interest within Waterside and the Waterside Gardens, this has many puzzled and in my opinion it seems that one of the residents saw something they shouldn’t and Alexander sent a serious clean up crew to silence the entire community. Even those that escaped are to scarred to return home and those that gave a statement to police and media refused to leave any information out of fear of the crushing grip of the Hand.
The Deaths Hand slaughtered over one hundred residents within The Gardens and caused millions in property damage, the actual death tally is expected to rise as the rescue attempt is still ongoing. The UCAS reports the deaths of Twenty Four federal officers and Eighteen Special Agents as well as two teams of Federal Cyber Task Force, not to mention the loss of equipment; they also have dozens of severely wounded agents under heavy guard at Waterside General Hospital. The investigation is ongoing and being jointly investigated by both the federal and local agencies, though with the light of the recent change of the guard, one can only assume that this will quickly turn into a Waterside case.
Police in Rockland township where dispatched to a panic button alert of City Councilman Jerry Mathers at 0530, when police would arrive on scene they would find the councilman dead in his home in a very ritualistic slaying. They would as well report that his wife Christina and there four minor children would as well have fallen victim to the same fate. According to the uniformed officers on scene the events in the home where the worst they have ever scene and even the medical examiner needed to excuse himself to recollect his composer after seeing the state the bodies where in.
The reports indicated that the entire family was sliced apart and their pieces where ritualistically hung from the cathedral vault ceilings in the family room. Their bones extracted from their bodies and placed within the fireplace to be charred by the roaring flames that warmed the room and kept the blood from drying as it dripped down from the dismembered pieces draping the ceiling. Councilman Mathers body was fully skinned and he was displayed above the fire place like one would a skinned animal all stretched out and watching the entire room, his wife as well skinned like a rug and displayed like a piece of art from on the wall while their four minor children would suffer the same fate and be displayed as pieces of artwork on the ceiling alongside the viscera of the entire family.
Police have no leads as to who or what could have done this, though with this being the second Councilman to be murdered this week the Mayors office is being not taking anything to chance and has ordered the remainder of the city council into protective custody and ha placed them into an undisclosed location until the suspect can be identified and arrested. According to Captain Susan Fields this is the worst crime scene she has ever scene and it doesn’t match any known runner or professional assassins trademark, either Seattle is dealing with an out of town killer or they have just discovered a knew sociopathic killer trying to make a name for themselves inside the city of runners.
Captain Fields joins the many other officers within Seattle Police Department that have appealed to the Mayor and the Commissioner to remove the runners from the department and restore order once again to the Seattle Police Department. She and many others are tired of risking their lives every day to protect the citizens from these criminal crazies that care only about the credits; she like others has sacrificed and lost friends and even being wounded twice arresting these criminals only to watch them walk on a technicality or have the evidence vanish and the case closed forever.
This request coincides with the still ongoing protest outside Police Precinct One that started on January 30th 2074, and has drawn hundreds of civil protesters to camp out in front of the Commissioner and Mayors office buildings protesting the runners within the department as well as protesting the ignoring and blatant cover up of the runner crime as “Acts of War”. According to protest leader Roseanne Geoffreys the eldest daughter of recently disgraced and wrongfully executed Captain Malcolm Geoffreys states “The runners have been plaguing our beautiful city and towns for far to long, they walk around as if they own the streets and show zero remorse for the lives they destroy in their operations. These killers have only gotten more blasent as the years progressed even assaulting good police officers and honest civilians with their violent outbursts. These runners only understand violence and care nothing for anyone other than themselves. The people of Seattle have been forced to accept these killers and forced to live among them, though in reality we are the ones suffering under their presence, we must fear walking in public and even within our own homes we are not safe from the violence. Now the police department has been inundated by these shadow killers of Old Seattle and given the power to enforce the law they freely break on a daily basis, how can the people trust the police when any routine stop could turn into a targeted assassination. My Father was a good cop who risked his life each and every day within Cyber SWAT combating the runners of this city and trying to do his sworn duty of upholding the law, how was he repaid for his years of service; his citizenship was stripped, his badge was taken from him and he was charged, tried and convicted in a secret trial with zero legal representation after being declared a traitor and publicly hanged on the same day for his supposed crime. All he did was try to arrest the runners of the Brothers Grimm and Mariners that all have outstanding arrest warrants for multiple homicides among other crimes. My Father didn’t deserve to hang for doing his job and he was no traitor; the real traitors are those within Police Precinct One and the Commissioners Office that had my Father illegally hanged.” She goes on to say that they will not leave until the runner situation is addressed and dealt with, they want the Police Department to do it’s job and arrest the killers wearing a badge, and then crack down on the rest of the scourges of Seattle. As of 0800 hours on the 31st SPD and the Mayors Office has not addressed the protesters outside and as the number of tents increases the violence within Seattle escalates as the runners hide behind the “Acts of War Clause”, with the recent surrendering of the UCAS and British within Seattle this will only increase the dire situation within an already feed up city; as the Patriots have already proved that they are willing to place their hardened killers within positions of power and the number of allies entering the Police Department and other City Agencies will increase within the next few weeks. Already the former Commissioner of the Seattle Fire Department was replaced by Frank McDougall and the Deputy Commissioner being Ronald Blackthorn; these appointments come in light of the former Commissioner and Deputy being found murdered in the remains of their torched homes after being stuffed up there chimneys. SPD has closed the case and declared it a murder suicide as all evidence pointed to a murder suicide, the entire investigation rested on the testimony of the Chief Fire Marshall within SPD Chief Harold Reynolds and his personal investigation of both crime scenes and the supposed discovery of the suicide note. SPD closed the case and one can only assume that McDougall and Blackthorn have serious rebel connections and even Reynolds has to have strong ties to the rebels and the Krieghoffs for this case to go up in smoke so quickly. Well in conclusion the city will be under the watchful eye of the rebels and the Krieghoffs for many years to come and one can only assume the UCAS will attempt yet again to reclaim the city from the Patriots though I fear that this time General Kingsbury will be more than prepared for them and the UCAS will again fail to rescue us from the treachery of the Rebels and terrorists that have stolen control over us through violence all in the name of their false ideals of Democracy and Liberty for all at the price of progress and diversity.
The protests outside Police Prescient One and now Station House One have grown in size as over one thousand citizens have taken to the street setting up tents demanding answers from the city government about the presence of the runners within the Department and why they are allowed to remain free. Chief Jeremy McNair has issued a statement to the people “The runners within the police department have been pardoned and hence are no longer wanted felons; they are actually standing in unison with the police department in defending the city and it’s people from the acts of violence that have been plaguing Seattle to date.” The police have also asked that the people please return to their homes and vacate the street outside the Stations Houses and Mayors Office as they are interfering with traffic and as well making it hard for emergency personnel to perform their duties; as of currently the people have failed to follow the Police Departments request to vacate, though as the numbers of citizens grow it is only a matter of time that this peaceful protest turns into a one of violence, a many of the protesters are growing anxious and rowdy as they await for their demands to be meet.
Seattle Police Department within Mappleside have reported another tragic murder of a local citizen, Mr. Ronny Devon of Mappleside was found brutally murdered and raped within his personal vehicle in the early morning hours during a random wellness check of a parked vehicle. Investigators on scene have concluded that it seems that the infamous serial killer the Hitchhiker has struck again and taken his tenth victim this year. Police are asking for the citizens with any information on this killer to contact the Mappleside Police Departments tip line 1-800-555-TIPS with any information regarding this brutal murder and the killer known as the Hitchhiker.
Seattle Police Department responded to a 911 call within Lynnwood for what seemed to be a domestic disturbance call, though when the arrived they would find the bodies of Mr & Mrs Jones brutally murdered within their home; both bodies where discovered with their throats slashed and a single gunshot wound to their forehead. As of currently their are no suspects and the only witness report stated seeing dark haired man with an eye patch leaving the house moments before the police were called. When Seattle World News would try to interview the witness further it wold be discovered that the eyewitness was found murdered and their home ransacked; Lynnwood Police are currently investigating the scene for further evidence, though it seems the killer or killers have silenced the witnesses and removed any physical evidence in cleaning up their tracks.
Aries Arms has reported that they where assaulted at 1600 hours by a large force of Deaths Hand Soldiers that would ransack their corporate wing and as well strike the research and development wing of their corporate headquarters; Aries Arms has not released any report as to what was missing and what damage the Deaths Hand did to their corporate structure; they asked the city government and SPD for assistance, both the police and the Mayors Office declined to send support to Aries and released a statement to the company “You have been warned, and your dealings with General James O’Brain have put you in dire straights, you have picked your side of this war and Seattle will have nothing to do with any company that supports the UCAS.” Mayor Krieghoff has as well told Aries that they too must pack up and vacate Seattle within seventy two hours or he will officially allow the Freedom Patriots to enter the Headquarters to arrest and commandeer any and all supplies, equipment and paperwork that can be decreed as treasonous against the Sovereign State of Seattle.
President of the United Canadian American States Howard Rutherford was assassinated this evening within the UCAS city of Philadelphia as he was preparing to give a speech before a crowd of citizens asking for their support in the transitions to British Control. His presidential convoy was ambushed by the Presidents Men as he arrived at Liberty Park at 1600 hours. The Presidents Men as well ambushed the four other decoy convoys; killing all the Federal Agents and body doubles that where within the limousines. The convoys where halted by large underground explosions set by the infamous Dozer, that halted the transports allowing the trained assassins to strike the vehicles with ease. The direct Presidents convoy was stalled also by Dozer’s explosives and the President was murdered by legendary sniper Bueller through the use of a high yield Ronin military grade assault rifle; the remaining agents and DAOD Ronin guards where cut down quickly by Sabretooth, Hobgoblin, and Frostbite as they unloaded their unique brand of justice to our elected leader.
The Presidents men also assaulted many of the civilians that remained within Liberty Park, violent assaults where reported throughout Philadelphia in a surgical strike by the legends Ash, Whisper and Medusa who unloaded heavily upon the citizens, and Lone Star Officers that attempted to flee and assist the scene. The Presidents Men members Highwayman, and the Journeyman managed to stale multiple DAOD quick response units that were within route to protect the President; the Director, Watcher, and Revenant silenced multiple secret service vehicles, while Enigma, Exile, Phobia and Chronos took down the final decoy convoy with ease. This assault was systematically planned and prepared, the assassins made quick work of any direct opposition and would vacate the city within thirty minutes after their direct assault. Philadelphia’s Lone Star presence inside the city took a direct hit during the assault at the hands of Muggsy, Outcast, Splinter, Trespass and the Taskmaster who entered the corporate headquarters with the direct assistance of Slimer, Asmodeus, Morbias, Narrator, Reaper and Eraser who would physical remove every living being within the building before handing the keys to the cities law enforcement over to the Philadelphia Police Department under the watchful eye of the Post Office and Mr. Black.
The city government of Philadelphia was contested between supporting the UCAS and the Rebels and after today’s assault within it’s boarders the government would shift it’s views to that of the rebels; the people of the city are rejoiced to be under the control of the Freedom Patriots and are hopeful that the city of Brotherly Love can be restored to one of a truly democratic state. Philly joins Seattle in it’s claim of being a sovereign city within the UCAS territory, the Freedom Patriots have moved multiple brigades of soldiers into the city to help defend it from any further assaults and General Archibald Kingsbury has promised that he will help Philly restore itself to what it was before the Great Tragedy and the Rise of the False Flag.
The UCAS spokesman for Governor James O’Brian stated that Philly’s blatant traitorous actions will not be tolerated and they will be punished for disrespecting the Governor and the current British Rule, as the UCAS has officially surrendered to the English and signed the treaty of surrender. Thus placing James O’Brian in full command of the new English Colony; though the UCAS Senate has disagreed with the statements of James O’Brian and in an act of defiance they officially swore in Vice President Lyndon Kingsbury into the office of President of the UCAS and have sworn in Senator River Welsh as his Vic President at 1800 hours on 2/02/74.
President Lyndon Kingsbury’s first act as President was to burn the signed treaty of surrender on live television, and throwing down the gauntlet when it comes to the British invasion and officially declaring war on England with the full support of the UCAS Senate and Congress; he has also decreed Governor James O’Brian former American General to be a traitor against the UCAS and United States, and has also stated that any American soldier that fights alongside the British is to be considered a traitor and enemy of the state. President Kingsbury has also officially placed a 500 million credit bounty on the head of James O’Brian wanted alive; he wants to make sure that James keeps his date with the gallows.
The UCAS has been through multiple presidents in the last few weeks during the initial British Invasion and the numerous assassinations to follow, though with Kingsbury now in command of the country during this time of war, the popular presidential candidate and senator has the baking of the people and even the military are willing to stand behind their new leader. The UCAS Senate has declared Martial Law to be in affect until further notice and thus suspending the election process that was to occur in November of 2074, the people are content with having a war monger president that shows no fear and is willing to stand up against the enemy and is not one to bow down to political correctness; President Kingsbury will be appointing his new cabinet in the coming days and will allow for any senate and congress elections to still occur even under Martial Law. Stating that even in this time of war, some resemblance of Democracy must be upheld. The people are content with Kingsbury and Welsh seeing that they were far ahead in the polls anyways and come November they would have been the newly elected President and Vice President; some staunch supporters of the UCAS are upset that known rebel sympathiser Lyndon Kingsbury is now the President of the UCAS with the full support of the Senate and Congress behind him, they are also upset that do to the corporate destruction’s going on within Seattle that the fall of the UCAS seems inevitable and progress will reverse itself as the nation returns to ways of Old America and this is the final stand of New America.
Seattle Court Judge Edger Walters has found the thirty five Seattle Police Officers brought before him on charges of Treason, Murder, Corruption and Theft of Department services and supplies guilty of all charges and has sentenced them to be hanged by the neck until dead on February 19th 2074, He has handed the daunting task of hanging the thirty five condemned to Senior Hangman Martin Harrison and his Assistant Hangman Gary Swimming paying them 10,000 credits per dropped convict (The going rate for a licensed executioner). The convicted officers will be held in an undisclosed location until the time of their execution and then they will be become property of the City of Seattle to be disposed of in a traditional manner, Judge Edger Walters refused the pleas of the loved ones to have their remains turned over to the families for proper burial. Their bodies will be buried within numbered graves within Seattle Potters Field; the officers stood in shock as the Judge rendered their verdicts and delivered their sentence after only an hour of deliberation. They will be hanged at 0800 hours on the 19th of February in a multi drop execution with all thirty five being hanged at the same time; Hangman Harrison stated that he will have to erect a new gallows system to handle the increased number of condemned, but he is certain that it will go off without a hitch and all the men will die quickly and painlessly.
British Forces tried to reenter the city of Seattle claiming that they were illegally removed from a territory that they where awarded during the surrender agreement with President Howard Rutherford; the Freedom Patriots quickly reminded the British Forces that they were not welcome and sent the 675th Royal Division packing once again, the British forces suffered heavy causalities at the hands of the First Iowa Division and the 23rd Minnesota Division that arrived to support the 102nd Seattle division and within three hours of contested battle the British force of the 675th surrendered to the Freedom Patriots and where brought to the King County Prison to await their trial at the hands of General Lift. If they are found guilty the British soldiers will be sentenced to death by firing squad or short drop hanging, General Lift is more interested in punishing the officers and any soldier that has confirmed American kills; any other solider not convicted will be held in the prison until they can be traded to the British.
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Do to the nation wide media blackouts caused by an unknown source many people have been left in the dark as to what has been going on in the world and locally for the last few days; this has left many without life saving information and has had emergency services delayed in their abilty to respond as it seems this blackout knocked out communications systems as well. I am not sure how long the systems will remain open as my signal readers are jumping all over the place. Though I felt the people needed to know that war has come to America and Europe again and this time it is worse than before; Seattle has been ravaged for the last few days under the might of the Freedom Patriots and UCAS and NATO forces that have clashed in multiple districts through out the Emerald City, the British forces have as well invaded the Death Hand controlled France in a counter offensive. The Deaths Hand has as well unleashed a counter assault onto the English soil once again; this time their forces are being lead by the legendary general Checkmate.
Seattle’s Judicial district was under assault during the blackout by the UCAS and Freedom Patriots as the forces collided on Main Street causing countless loss of life and millions if not billions in damage; it is still unknown who fired the first shots during this engagement, though the battle raged on for many hours as the once peaceful district would become a bloody war zone. Dark Arms forces would aid the UCAS by sending in multiple battalions of their elite Ronin warriors only to be countered by the elite warriors of the Unforgiven and Presidents Men; multiple rebelling agencies would have representation during this battle and even though it seemed that they were out numbered and outgunned the rebels would stand strong and fend off the advancing forces including the destruction of multiple Aries Battle Tanks that would enter the engagement. This battle was just the beginning of a chain reaction of events thats would leave Seattle under siege for multiple days and the fighting is still happening today.
Reports indicated that during the great blackout many locations throughout Seattle would become the target of the infamous terrorists Polaris, Ticker and Fusion as multiple structures would be brought to the ground through massive explosions and then assaulted by numerous forces of the Deaths Hand; we would come to learn that these structures were being used as strongholds for the terrorist cell Free Bird through reports from the Seattle Police Department. Though it seams that the even with the power restored after the entire city went dark for two hours the fighting would continue throughout every district; the Judaical Sector taking the biggest hit during the first day of the battle.
As the fighting in Seattle intensified and would come to it’s peak in the volcanic district of the barrens, where the world would witness the might of the legend Set as he wielded magical power of an unknown nature to unleash hell upon the old corporate grounds of Corporation X; seemingly drawing the power of Mount Saint Helens itself to empower his spell and threaten the entire city with another volcanic apocalypse. The UCAS would send their remaining forces to combat the threat known as Set but they would be ambushed by the Freedom Patriots, Presidents Men, Deaths Hand, Sons of the True Confederacy and the UCAS would be forced to retreat from the battle before being defeated, captured and executed by the rebels. Though the NAN and NATO forces would come to the aid of the UCAS and prevent their ultimate defeat, and all hell would break loose as even more rebel forces would emerge from the barren buildings and even with the arrival of the Steel Legion’s Iron Legion to aid the UCAS they would be countered by the British turncoats of the Steel Legions Iron Cavalry.
Even the Deaths Hands mighty Gladius and Executioner would emerge from seemingly no where to stare down legions of DAOD Ronin that where approaching from the south, as the Presidents Men held off another legion of Ronin coming from the East. The Spartan proved that she is unstoppable as she seamless wielded two glowing plasma swords one pink the other green and marched fearlessly into the Ronin fire. The Highwayman and Echo would continue to hold off the advancing Ronin; The One Man Army known as Gladius would make short work of the Ronin and once reinforcements from the rebels would march into battle the end was near for the loyal soldiers of the UCAS, as the Devil Dogs would unleash their Mobile Battle Fortress onto the soldiers as the NAN would counter with there own Mobile Battle Fortress, the sounds of battle could be heard for miles and there are reports of the ground shacking as far south as the CFS and even into Butte Montana could feel the tremors of the battle.
The NAN would loose their great fortress in that battle at the hands of Scout and Tracer’s deadly accuracy, the Devil Dogs; thus forcing the NAN to retreat from the battle, the fighting would commence for hours as bodies would begin to fall one by one and the UCAS would loose many of it’s boys to these rebels. Though even the mighty Savages would suffer a casualty as their member Hammer would fall in battle, though through the work of the Professor and Winter Rat they would be able to unleash a great hellfire storm from the heavens down upon our boys; seemingly working in unison Winter Rat and the Professor would become a force that even the advancing British forces couldn’t hold back and would be forced to retreat; Tigger would quickly enter the battle tearing tanks asunder and then vanish once the odds where back into the rebels favour. This fight cost the lives of thousands of solders and left the battlefield stained with blood and can be decreed that the rebels were victorious; it would be the innocent civilians that would become the casualties of this battle. The moral of the UCAS military is at an all time low, with the only enemy they could bring down being Hammer and even that was only do to the NAN’s Battle Fortress prior to it’s explosion.
The UCAS would have to surrender to the Freedom Patriots and be taken prisoners of war and brought to an unknown location to be hanged as traitors to America. The Iron Legion would suffer defeat under the might of the Iron Cavalry and eventually the Ronin would be forced to retreat as they could not advance any further past Gladius and the Executioner once Roanoke created a trinity of death; the Presidents Men would as well force the Ronin forces to retreat many DAOD warriors being cut down in the back as the retreated from the battle. The Harbingers even played apart in the battle as Law Dog became a magical sniper using Hell Blast to bring down incoming helicopters and planes with pin point accuracy and keeping the Seattle Police Department from entering the conflict zone.
The Battle wasn’t only within the city, it was as well in the harbour as the UCAS navy would once again attempt to retake the waters that was abandoned by the pirates and only left to be defended by the Tempest and USS Boston commanded by the legendary Admiral Cadbury. The two frigates held off multiple battleships and enemy air assaults; though even those mighty ships even being assisted by Claw and Utah could not fend off the sheer might and numbers and all looked bleak until out of the fog would emerge the Viking Ships Of the Guardians of Asgard and shadow of the mighty ship known as Valhalla would enter the battle in the harbour and the once confident UCAS Navy would begin to loose ground as the Sea Wolves vessels and Crimson Bloods vessels from the southern regions would as well enter the battle and suddenly the superior Sea Wolf Air Force would lend a much needed support. The mighty guns of Valhalla would send many battle ships to a watery grave, and the Viking warriors of the Guardians of Asgard would prove to much for the UCAS and British Naval forces and the Harbour would once again be under the rebels control.
The battle would tear through the rest of the city, but this time the runners and rebels where prepared for the assault and would be able to hold there ground and force the UCAS and NATO forces to retreat, the Mariners would barricade the Barrens preventing the Bowery from being overrun, they would hold the boarders with the help of the Harbour Masters and the Guardians; the Valkyries would pair up with the Emerald City Defenders to hold the Lynnwood boarders and Tesla with the assistance of Vortex wold force all the Draw Bridges to rise keeping any additional troops from entering the conflict zones. The Old Guard would as well lend a helping hand inside the Lynnwood and the other suburban districts that where being assaulted. The Upper Seddle districts would see the protection of the Despicables, and the Dirty Dozen while the Rough Riders and Rattlers kept the boarders clear in Redwood and Waterside, and the tribes of the wastes would stand united under the leadership of the Woodsman to fight against any further invading forces.
Most of the city would be left in ruins and it will be months if not years to clean up the mess left behind from this battle; even Riverside and Mapleton would need the protection of the Colonists to keep the people safe from the assaulting forces of NATO. It seems that General O’Brian through his hail mary into this battle only to be outsmarted once again. If the UCAS and the NATO forces have anything left they will need to now focus on the other cities within the UCAS that have begun to rise up and seek freedom from tyranny. December 10th 2073 might have been the battle for Seattle’s Independence, the battle that was just waged from February 1st 2074 to February 6th 2074 would be the final nail in the UCAS’s coffin and secure the city united against the False Flag as many citizens witnessed the rebels trying to protect the innocent and loosing their lives in the process, and watching the government bulldoze its way through the people and their homes.
The entire time the battle was ragging the city was suffering serious seismic activity and many homes and business would be lost to the earthquakes that would register as high as 8.5 on the Richter Scale and the fear of another eruption was real, though it seemed that Set wasn’t trying to cause a eruption he was trying to prevent one and with some serious magical prowess he was able to not only prevent the eruption of Mount Saint Helens he was as well able to cause the volcano to collapse within itself and go dormant; this would send a shock wave through the city that would cause great damage to most of the cities skyscrapers, and corporate headquarters buildings, though this would protect the people from another eruption and even prevent any further devastation from a chain reaction of events that we saw during the Great Tragedy of 2018.
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