Post by Lute on Dec 12, 2017 9:21:29 GMT -5
The camera panned over a giant crater in the center a field of greens and browns. The remnants of an urban wasteland clung to the edge of the crater like barnacles on a ship. The words on the screen read: CENTRAL CITY.
It cut to a haggard looking female reporter in a windbreaker standing outside of the quarantine zone, several meters from a military blockade. She held a tiny mic up to her lips. Dozens of other members of the media crowded the entrance to what remained of North City. Each soldier behind the metal fence was clad in the emblem of the King's Guard. They pointed at the cluster and shouted to back off, blaster rifles slouched at their hips.
"We received strange reports this morning of countless thousands of people appearing in Central City. The entire area is barricaded off by the military. Government officials are not providing any information, nor are they letting us have a look. But, you can see from our satellite images that there is a huge amount of movement within the ruins of our former capital. That was before the military disabled our sat-feeds as well."
The feed shifted to high resolution zoomed in images of people stumbling out of the dust and rubble. Their faces were twisted with bewilderment and fear. Another image showed them in droves, moving towards the lip of the crater.
"The origin of this sudden resurrection is unknown, but scientist are speculating at some sort of anomaly in space-time. They believe it may be tied to another reported incident of mass hysteria and hallucinations among members of the military, who believe themselves responsible for genocide on the planet Arcose. How these events are tied together is unknown, but its troubling to say the least. As soon as we have more information, Galaxy News will provide it. Back to you Skip Van Winkle."
After a short colorful advertisement, the broadcast resumed at the anchor's desk. Skip folded his hands in front of him and leaned towards the camera, eyeing the viewers from behind his wispy mustache. "The family members of the losr are eager to know if their loved ones now live. Our thoughts and hearts go out you and your concerns. Many of us at Galaxy News are eager to know if our family members have been reborn. You can stop calling our hotline though, please. We don't anymore more information to give you than what you have seen on this broadcast."