News Stories

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News items actually seen in newspapers.

As of January 19, 2007, it has been observed that the news stories have been revised.

Current Newspapers

The current newspapers are one of three types:

Advice

  • "It's an evacuation pamphlet, advising residents of Malton to remain in their homes or find shelter in established safehouses, and to avoid sleeping in empty police stations or other buildings likely to be attacked by looters."
  • "It's a quarantine information pamphlet, warning that heavily barricading a building may prevent civilians or military personnel from taking shelter there."
  • "It's an information pamphlet written almost entirely in symbols and apparently aimed at the undead, telling them to move to 'revivification points' where NecroTech teams will bring them back to life."
  • "It's a quarantine information pamphlet. Citizens are advised to set up portable electricity generators to make life comfortable and buildings easier to search, although they should be aware that the lights and noise may attract unwanted attention."
  • "It's a pamphlet from the early days of the quarantine. Citizens are advised to stay in their homes and make sure that all doors are securely barricaded."
  • "It's a quarantine information pamphlet, explaining that bodies should be carried outside of buildings as soon as possible after death, for both hygiene and safehouse security reasons."
  • "It's an evacuation pamphlet, advising citizens to move on to a different suburb if their current area seems unsafe."

Propaganda

  • "It's a crudely-printed propaganda rag, encouraging survivors to surrender to the hordes and reclaim Malton, to exist without material needs rather than scavenging to survive."

Background story

  • "It's a copy of the local paper from June 2005. There are a lot of adverts for NecroTech in the 'situations vacant' section."
  • "It's the local paper from May 2005. There was a new arrival at the zoo's elephant enclosure, a parade at Fort Creedy and a gun sale on at Caiger Mall."
  • "It's a copy of the local paper from May 2005. There's an interview with a local 'parkour' group, with some photos of them crossing Malton's rooftops."

2nd Newspaper Set

May

  • "It's a copy of the local paper from May last year. The main story is about MRSA in local hospitals. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's from May last year. There's a page-nine story about cemetery overcrowding. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's a copy of the local paper from May 2005. There's an interview with a local 'parkour' group, with some photos of them crossing Malton's rooftops. You throw it away."

June

  • "It's an edition of the local newspaper from June last year. There's a story about local military serving overseas. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's dated from last June. The main story is about bird flu. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's from June last year. The cover story mentions a meteor shower, with full-colour photos. You skim it and throw it away."

July

  • "It's the local paper from last July. There was a sale on at one of the malls. You skim it and throw it away."

Last year

  • "It's from early last year. There's nothing interesting in it. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's an advertising paper from last year. There's nothing interesting in it. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's from last year. The local football team lost a match. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's from last year. There's a bland interview with the head of NecroTech. You skim it and throw it away."

1st Newspaper set

  • "It's two months old. The main story is about overcrowding in local cemetaries. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's two months old. The main story is about MRSA in local hospitals. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's two months old. There's a page-nine story about cemetery overcrowding. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's a month or two old. The local football team lost a match. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's a month and a half old. The cover story mentions a meteor shower, with full-colour photos. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's a month old. The main story is about bird flu. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's a month old. There's nothing interesting in it. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's a month-old edition of the local newspaper. There's a story about local military serving overseas. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's a few weeks old. There's a bland interview with the head of NecroTech. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's a few weeks old. There was a sale on at one of the malls. You skim it and throw it away."
  • "It's couple of weeks old. There's nothing interesting in it. You skim it and throw it away."
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