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NEWSPAPER - BIWEEKLY EDITION



[Did you subscribe to The Genessia Tribune? Did you even remotely wish you had a newspaper or some other form of media to refer to for news, weather, and current events? Then you're in luck! There's a paperboy riding through the streets of Genessia flinging newspapers onto doorsteps or, if you're unlucky, through your window. Even remote locations in the other cities will still get a paper if one of the residents ever wanted one. The Paperboy is just that dedicated.]

[And if you're one of the following people, and you happen to subscribe to the newspaper, the Paperboy may or may not have flung the newspaper through that person's window, at the person, and/or broke something in the area: Lisa Tepes, Remilia Scarlet, Selphie Tilmitt, Szelhamos, Blair, Erza Scarlet, David Jordan, David Haller, Dave Strider, David.

The following people have their newspaper placed neatly on their doorsteps: Cad Bane, Theodore Satchel, Deadpool, Gale Reinhardt, Professor Sycamore, Ayame Sasaki, Soma Cruz, chaos, Yukiko Amagi, Fai D. Flourite, Emerald Sustrai, Chiaki Nanami.]











Moore Wing

The Genessia City Hospital has finished construction of a new wing in the hospital called the Moore wing. The hospital has been going through the renovation process lately and updating all of their current equipment. The employees of the hospital believe all their patients will be happy with the updates as it will allow them to treat patients much more quickly than they have done in the past. The Nurses and Doctors themselves seem to be excited about it.

The smaller clinics owned by the hospital are going through a similar update, though to a lesser degree as many of the Hospital’s non-urgent patients are being sent to them while the renovation process is ongoing. However, the process is expected to be finished within the next couple of days.




Jolly Eddy’s: Escort Service, or Evil Saboteurs?

-Written by Tasha Moonlight

Everglade is not a safe place. Guardian Grell’s racially divisive policies and revolting visage have cemented this fact deep into the collective psyche of its citizens. And who can blame them? The world turns a blind eye to their plight, using its fear to fuel the rest of the world’s safety. Its laws are by far the most barbaric and monstrous in all of Genessia, and some prefer it that way. For those who don’t, local law enforcement offers little solace. Who can these terrified citizens turn to with political corruption and deadly decadence around every turn?

For some, that place is “Jolly Eddy’s”, a privately owned Security Escort Service. Headed by Namur, a retired pirate, they seek to make a quick buck off the insecurities of the fearful. If you’ve got the money, they’ll happily walk you along uncertain paths, leeching off the city’s anxiety.

But all is not as it seems for this parasitic practice. Rumor has it that those who would employ these escorts are not as secure as Jolly Eddy’s would have them believe. Multiple patrons claim that, sometimes moments after arrival, their destinations would be ransacked, burned, and otherwise destroyed. Some even allege that their own persons were brutally beaten once their journeys reached their painful ends. I called their office for comment, and received this sanitized PR dodge:

“While we deeply regret any misfortune that should befall our clientele, we at Jolly Eddy’s hasten to remind that we are not, upon completion, bodyguards. We will take you to and fro wherever you should like to go, but our services end upon the final step. As Mr. Emerson said, ‘life is a journey, not a destination.’ We're exclusively focused the former. Nonetheless, Jolly Eddy’s offers its sincere sympathies to the afflicted, and hopes to continue mutually profitable adventures with all who’d like to be shadowed safely.”

So far, so unhelpful. I decided to get to the bottom of this, and tracked down Jolly Eddy’s self-proclaimed, number one customer. I present, unedited, the resultant interview. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.



I couldn't get any more answers out of Andrew, though I did see Andrew walk in the direction of Jolly Eddy's again, presumably to schedule another escort. A service Andrew could not live with nor without. The last words I heard from Andrew came in a whimper. "Please," Andrew seemed to plead, "Not the clown."


Apex Predator

Something appears to be hunting animals in the Fayren forest. While not strange as the animals do that all the time, this animal doesn’t appear to be doing so out of hunger. The body of a dragon was even found leading people to wonder just what it is that is hunting these creatures. A team of mages has been dispatched by the Ivory Tower to investigate this to try to find out just what is going on. It’s not known if they will even find anything, but the people of Fayren wait to see just what the team will have to say once they return.






The Puzzle Corner is a new section in the paper that gives its readers a chance to win prizes. There will be puzzles, brainteasers or the like listed below. Answering one will net you a prize. Only one puzzle can be solved per reader. (Just comment to the paper with your answer.)




1.)



Prize: Cooking lessons.



2.)







Prize: Gift Card To Genessia City Music Emporium

3.) [Puzzle Attached To Paper]


Prize: A giant stuffed animal



4.)


Prize:


5.) At a recent motorsport gathering, four proud owners were grouped together around the blue Ferrari, discussing their gleaming sports cars.

Alan was overheard bragging about his brand new silver Mercedes.

Mr Smith went to great lengths to explain to Brian, the virtues of his blue Ferrari.

Mr Wilshaw and David occasionally made eye contact.

Mr Richards showed everyone a recent photo of his red Rolls Royce.

Mr Stone listened intently while Charles went on about his green Corvette.

Who owns which car?


Prize: Magical Girl Figurines


6.)



Prize: Giftcard to Sexy Kat's Lingerie Shop








What is Mister Enigma’s Mysteries? It’s a special section of the newspaper, that like the Puzzle Corner, requires you to put on your thinking cap! You will be presented with one mystery with some sort of mystery via text or even images and it’s your job to solve it! While it is a straightforward concept, don’t expect all of them to be easy! When you feel like you have solved the mystery, respond in the appropriate section. You are presented with everything that you need to know to answer the mystery at hand. Mystery prizes will be given to those that answer these. This will be a limited run in the paper.





Alone on the Beach


Tony Sanchez lowered himself to one knee beside the body, being very careful not to touch the footprints in the sand. There were two sets of these, one of them obviously made by the little man in the chair, the dead man. His prints were smooth, like the soles of his expensive dress shoes and, consistent with the weight of the man,the indentations in the sand were very shallow. Had there been more beach traffic, they might not have been seen at all.

“Good thing it’s off season.” The voice came from behind Tony,echoing his thoughts. “Nobody in the cabins. Snack shack’s closed. Only people on the whole beach last night were the runt here and whoever popped ’im.” Even if he hadn’t recognized the voice instantly, Tony would have clued in from the attitude of the speaker. Manny Silver, Tony’s temporary partner on the Biloxi homicide squad, had several reprimands in his personnel file citing his disrespect for victims of crime and their survivors. Asfar as Tony was concerned, in the two months they had worked together,there had been no evidence of moderation in Silver’s style.

Tony got to his feet slowly and turned right around so he could look his partner full in the face.

“I know this man,” he said.

“You know the … the vic?”

Manny was genuinely surprised. Biloxi’s territory was not a large one but this didn’t happen often for, as inmost tourist areas, a large percentage of the population was transient.

“A friend of yours?” Manny was backpedaling. Tony was not only his senior and two grades up in rank, he had a reputation as a completely no-nonsense cop.

“He lives in my building and no, he’s not a friend but I know him. Everybody in the building knows him — knew him. He was different. Not odd really but, well, unusual. Hard to miss.

”Manny sensed an opportunity for a fresh start. “Yea, that’s for sure!” He moved around to the other side of the large wooden beach chair that seemed so far out of proportion to the man it held. “I mean, how many people do you know that walk on the beach with a fancy cane? And Oxfords? But then come to think of it, if you wear a vest and a whaddayacallit — cravat? — and a suit, you’re not just another dude, you’re … you’re … well, let’s face it, Tony, you gotta be just a bit strange!”

Tony didn’t respond but instead angled himself farther from the victim, keeping to the same side of the chair. From the new position he had a clearer front view of the dead man. Were it not for the bullethole in his chest — and the clothes — the little man might have passed for just another tourist walking the beach who sat down fora rest and fell asleep. But there were too many factors slicing through that impression, the most striking of which was the blood and the wood splinters on the sand behind the chair. It struck Tony as more than a bit ironic, almost — he hated to think it: appropriate — that this meticulously dressed man would be shot by someone using a carefully chosen bullet that barely disturbed his appearance on entering the chest, but blew a mighty exit hole on the way out, taking chunks of the chair back with it.He finally spoke.

“We called him Mr. Micawber, the people in our building did. Partly it was the little tummy sticking out and him being so short. See how the footprints come up to the chair and when he sits his feet don’t touch the ground?”

“Yea, looks like he died without ever getting out of the chair again.” Tony didn’t seem to be aware of the interruption.

“And the formal dress. He always wore a three-piece suit, starched collars, a hat and cane. Come to think of it, I don’t see a hat anywhere. We’ve got to check into that. May be something to it.” Manny Silver rotated a full circle.

“Yea, no hat anywhere I can see.So was this Mick-whatever — he’s Irish or something, is he? — was he in the habit of walking on the beach this early in the morning?”“I don’t know if he’s Irish or not. It’s not Mick in that sense. Mr.Micawber was a character in David Copperfield.”

“This guy worked for Copperfield? The magician?” Tony was silent as he contemplated his response.

“The novel by Charles Dickens,” he said finally. “In David Copperfield there’s a popular character who always dressed up like he was well off, even when he wasn’t.” If Manny was even slightly embarrassed by the gap in his literary background, he concealed it admirably. “So could be our vic here was hard up. Closet gambler maybe with big debts? Might be a motive there.”

“I have no idea at all about his finances,” Tony replied. “All I know is what I’ve told you. Except that the women all thought he was wonderful.”

“Aw, women always like short guys, ’specially when they’re old.Means they’re sure to be harmless.”

“No,that’s not it. It’s because he was so polite. A total gentleman in every way. My wi … my ex always used to say he should give lessons.”

“Awright, so we got mister super manners with the weird clothes goes for a walk on the beach and gets himself blown away by… ” Manny went down on one knee just as Tony had on the other side of the chair.

“He gets himself blown away by somebody wearing —uh, wearing...” He bent over to the second set of footprints that led to the chair, leaning so close to them that his nose almost touched.

“Wearing a pair of ladies’ New Balance, 71/2 double D, I’d say.” Manny stood and grinned at the expression on Tony’s face.

“I used to work in a shoe store. You get good at the sizes in a hurry.” He put his hands on his hips.

“So. My take is the vic, Mr. Micawber,is out for his constitutional. Very early morning. Beach is deserted. He sits in the chair here and Ms. New Balance, 71/2 double D, walks up — you can see where she stands and shifts a bit — puts one through the vest and then walks away. Just one, two, three, like that. You agree?” Tony nodded, paused, and then nodded again.

“Except for one thing,” he said. “I say the shooter was a guy.” Manny frowned. “Yea? What makes you say that?”





What makes Tony Sanchez say that?




Bonus Fast Bite Mystery


These are smaller, easier to solve mysteries. Though they lack as much info as the mysteries above. You may ask questions and have them answered to help solve the Fast Bite Mysteries.




Robbed?


Ben tells an officer that his house was robbed the previous night.

“What seems to be missing from your house?” the officer asks.

“As far as I know, nothing.” Ben replies.



How does Ben know he was robbed?








A new section in the paper that will probably only appear when the Horoscope writer isn't feeling lazy.





Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer

Quick Overview

An old photo will flood your heart and mind with emotions.


Extended Overview

You have some powerful allies in the stars today, and they can benefit you greatly if you harness their energies and bring them into line with your own goals and efforts. You must pay attention to small details, and you must also use diplomacy when dealing with others. You can shine and achieve a lot over the next few days, but it will take a lot of self-control.


Career Overview

If you want it, ask for it. It's that simple. You might not get what you want, but at least you tried.

Quick Overview

A special person is attracted by your grace and dignity.


Extended Overview

One of the biggest frustrations is having to convince people that you are capable and trustworthy. We know that we can do it, but we need others to believe in us and give us a chance to prove it. Ironically, you'll soon find yourself doing the same thing to someone else who is trying to show you that they are capable. You know from personal experience just how hard it can be to win the trust of others. Perhaps you should consider giving them a chance and acting as their mentor, rather than dismissing them out of hand and doing it yourself.


Career Overview

Don't clutter your work environment. Simplicity can help reduce stress.

Quick Overview

You are still feeling anxious about the consequences of a recent decision. Don't despair, there will soon be a resolution.


Extended Overview

You're getting in the boat, waving goodbye and pushing yourself away from the sandy beach in search of new lands. You'll be nervous, but you'll also be exhilarated. To find new territories and discover new lands you'll need to lose sight of your familiar shore for a while as you sail out into the wide blue ocean. That's okay, because you know that it will still be there waiting for you when you get back with new stories, new ideas and fresh perspectives. Bon voyage.


Career Overview

Mentors are not always right. You need to think critically about their advice, not just accept it blindly.

Quick Overview

Don't be a slave to outdated ideas and rituals. Trying something new doesn't mean that you're being disrespectful to the old ways.


Extended Overview

This is a time to finish projects that have been on hold for a little too long. New information is coming your way that will help you to overcome some of the delays or challenges you experienced in the past, giving you more insight into how to fix things and get back on track. It's also a good time to seek out someone who inspires you, or that you may wish to learn from, and get some insight from their wisdom.


Career Overview

Templates and cut 'n' paste will be your best friend. Don't reinvent the wheel if you don't have to.
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio

Quick Overview

What you find attractive and beautiful is unique to you. Never forget that.


Extended Overview

The freshening winds of change are sweeping through the windows of your life. Just when you thought that this stagnant period of dull drudgery would never end, the cosmic winds come blowing through your dusty day and freshen your perspective.


Career Overview

We don't always like the feedback that we receive, but it's important to listen with an open mind and reflect on what you have heard.



Quick Overview

If you feel that the time is right, don't hesitate to make your move. Past missteps will help you to make better choices this time, so long as you've learned from them


Extended Overview

Old wounds may heal with the unexpected arrival of someone from your past. You'll be doing a lot of deep thinking over the coming days, but it will be character building and healthy. By the end, you are likely to feel refreshed and ready to move on with a sense of relief.


Career Overview

Don't show up to a job interview without knowing what makes that company special or unique; especially in comparison to their competitors.



Quick Overview

While you may find progress difficult today, it is important that you stay focussed.


Extended Overview

Someone with a hint of arrogance in the way they deal with people may swan in and ruffle a few feathers. They genuinely think that they're right and they honestly believe that their way is the best way. If you and the people around you disagree with them, you'll have to do it with logic and by challenging them to defend and explain their ideas in more detail. Don't let their bold statements or overconfidence deter you from getting the best outcome.


Career Overview

First impressions last. Research suggests that first impressions are made within the first 30 seconds of meeting someone.

Quick Overview

The help of a faithful friend will bolster your efforts.


Extended Overview

One of the biggest frustrations is having to convince people that you are capable and trustworthy. We know that we can do it, but we need others to believe in us and give us a chance to prove it. Ironically, you'll soon find yourself doing the same thing to someone else who is trying to show you that they are capable. You know from personal experience just how hard it can be to win the trust of others. Perhaps you should consider giving them a chance and acting as their mentor, rather than dismissing them out of hand and doing it yourself.


Career Overview

We can hurt or help with our words and opinions. Make a positive choice.
Sagittarius
Capricon
Aquarious
Pisces


Quick Overview

A positive time for marriages, partnerships, and new relationships.


Extended Overview

Everyone has power and inner strength. Sadly, a lot of people give up their power and strength because they don't realise that they had have it. Don't allow yourself to be fooled by others, or be mislead by your own shyness. You have power and inner strength - use it.


Career Overview

It's okay to keep an eye out for other interesting jobs, even if you love your current job.

Quick Overview

Share your charity fairly among those who need it.


Extended Overview

A sense of curiosity and determination will help to boost your efforts when it comes to learning and practising a new skill or talent. You're itching to learn something new and this is the perfect time to adopt a growth mindset and practise, practise, practise.


Career Overview

You'd be surprised at how big an impact water can have on your health. Dehydration can lead to a lull in your energy. Are you drinking enough throughout the day?

Quick Overview

A new adventure or escapade will give everyone something to talk about.


Extended Overview

The usual order is: read, aim, fire! That's what we do when we know where to aim and what we want to target. However, sometimes we don't always know what our target is, so we need to experiment and test. In those situations, the order is different: read, fire, aim! Have a shot, then recalibrate.


Career Overview

If you're timid in your workplace, such as being too shy to ask questions for fear of being embarrassed, you are disadvantaging yourself.

Quick Overview

Beware of false promises and false prophets. It may look like gold, but if you scratch the surface, you'll see that it's just a thin layer designed to fool you.


Extended Overview

We often wonder how successful people get to become so successful. In reality, the secret is much simpler than you know - go where the opportunities are. Many people want to be successful, but they don't want to make an effort to achieve it. If they had simply made sure that they were there, where the action is, they would have increased their likelihood of success to a very high degree. They say that you've got to be in it to win it. It's the same with being in the right place at the right time. If you don't show up, if you don't attend, how can you take advantage of what is on offer?


Career Overview

If your gut instincts tell you to say yes, and no harm can come from it, why not give it a go?












Need a job? Check out a few jobs open right here in Genessia and its neighboring cities!


Aster Technologies:
Aster Tech in Nova City is currently hiring for the following positions. R&D Division Manager, Engineers, Software Programmers, Shop Clerks.

Fortuna's Palace: A casino in Nova City is hiring for Bartenders, Cooks, Custodial/Maintenance, Game Dealers, Surveillance/Security Officers, Wait Staff. If interested contact Johnny Storm.

Over The Moon: A shop in Fayren is looking to hire Sales, Clerks, Butchers, Medicine Makers, Green House Attendants, and a Manager. If interested, contact Sun Wukong.

Hamete Strip Mall: is always looking for some part time Store Sale Clerks, so why not set up a store and have a ball in the strip mall.

Nova City Elementary: This Elementary School in Nova City is currently hiring Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Bright Sky Diner: A 1930s feeling diner in Genessia City. They are currently hiring Wait Staff and Hosts.

CCC Company: A construction, carpentry and cleaning company in Attleton. They are currently hiring Construction Workers, Carpenters and Mai

Library: The Library in Genessia City are currently hiring Librarians and Librarian assistants!

[ OOC: ATTENTION! Please note that due to large volume of hiring positions, the ones advertised in the newspaper will rotate from now on unless the player specifically requests the position to be included in the newspaper. Thank you! Additionally, if a name is not listed, you do not need to contact anyone's player to apply for the job, simply comment the employment page. Any place of business with a name is owned by a character and you will need to plot your character's addition to the business with that character's player or have it in a thread. ]






A list of bounties being offered throughout all five cities. Generally only one bounty is offered per-paper for each city, but sometimes multiple bounties are offered. Help the community and get criminals off the street at the same time. Don't see anything that interests you below? Check your local BBB.



Genessia City

Unjustly Targeted - The client of a Lawyer has been targeting the. The Lawyer lost their case and the client blames them and after sending them a threatening letter, they attempted to kill them. A level 2 payment is being offered to anyone that can bring in the culprit.


Nova City

Death On The Set - An actor was killed on set after a prop weapon was swapped with a real one. This appears to have been done intentionally and a level 2 payment is being offered to anyone that can find the culprit.

Everglade

Blood House - People have been returning home to find the words “Get Out” painted in blood all over the house. It’s clearly the work of vandals and a level 1 payment is being offered to anyone that can bring in the culprits.

Fayren

Powerfully Poison Potion Peddler - Someone claiming to be a Medicine Maker has been selling harmful medicine to people in the city. The medicine has resulted in some becoming violently ill and at least two people have died. A level 2 payment Is being offered to anyone that can find the culprit.

Attleton

Refrigerobbed - People are returning home in Attleton to find all of the food inside of their homes have been stolen. Even the fruit inside their fruit bowls. A level 1 payment is being offered to anyone that can catch the thief.







Genessia City
August 13th - August 27th


Attleton
August 13th - August 27th



Everglade
August 13th - August 27th



Fayren
August 13th - August 27th



Nova City
August 13th - August 27th






[ OOC: Want to submit anything to the newspaper? Reply to this comment with the subject line as your title and include any information you want to be sure is in next Sunday's newspaper! This includes news, gossip, singles ads, business advertisements, job listings, bounties, and anything else you want in the newspaper.

FOR BOUNTIES: Reply to this comment with either a claim or a log (every 3 claims must include a log). Feel free to team up, or even fail to deliver the bounty. Please note that whoever goes after the bounty is in charge of writing the NPCs involved,but feel free to ask the mod for any tips if you like. First come first serve on claims unless you haven't turned in a log for every 3 bounties. ]

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