The Obsidian Times

Volume 13, Issue 666

June 2100

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Mystery of the Lost deepens

Strat and the Lost… Frozen in time

Photo of Strat, leader of the Lost

Scientists are still no closer to discovering the secret behind the strange phenomena that is ‘The Lost.’ When these young people reach the age of eighteen their DNA freezes and they subsequently never age. Nobody knows why or how.

The greatest brains of Obsidian have been carrying out experiments on blood from a captured member of this elusive band but as yet are still to find an answer.

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Raven turns 18!

Photo of Raven, daughter of Commander-in-Chief Falco

Obsidian’s princess is all grown-up

Raven, beautiful heiress to the Falco fortune, turns 18 this month. With this milestone birthday approaching, it is not yet known what effect this will have on her responsibilities in our Commander-in-Chief’s various industries and wheter we can expect her to be more active in governing Obsidian.

Until now she has been kept away from the public eye, and with unconfirmed reports suggesting that he has big plans for her, there is hope that Raven will be a lot more present going forward. Until then, from all at Obsidian Times, MANY HAPPY RETURNS.

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Scientists baffled by The Lost

The Obsidian Times spoke to the leading scientists behind the study…

Photo of Jagwire, one of the Lost Photo of Tink, one of the Lost Photo of Tink, one of the Lost Photo of Ledoux, one of the Lost

Dr. Somnambul said: ‘We’ve never seen anything like this in the known world. Is it genetic? A virus? Due to the high pollution levels in Obsidian? We hoped to find out the answers to these questions but every test has returned a blank.’

Professor Boye said: ‘We believe this can happen to anyone born in Obsidian. It seems completely random. Parents and the teenagers themselves don’t know until they turn 18 if they will freeze. Most families have found it very difficult to cope with and The Lost have become outcasts, living under the city and having to support themselves.’

Dr. F. Hagen said: ‘These kids are very different. They’re not like normal kids their age; behind their eyes there’s a darkness. They’re dangerous.’

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Power cuts at record high this month

Lost still at large following latest series of attacks

Sustained raids on Commander-in-Chief Falco’s power grid facilities have resulted in a spike in the number of power cuts across Obsidian this month. Experts are suggesting that the raids increased after his plans to demolish the Deep End were leaked. Now weekly, they show no sign of abating despite the police force intesifying its search for the rebelious group The Lost, who have been linked to several attacks.

Photo of Sloane, Commander-in-Chief Falco’s wife

Sloane starts charity for urban development

Swathes of the city forgotten

Sloane, wife of Commander-in-Chief Falco, released details of her plan to redevelop lare areas of Obsidian that have been left to decay in recent decades. Over 70 percent of the city is without basic utilities, with local residents resorting to burning their rubbish in the streets, collecting rain water and shooting vermin in order to survive.

In her announcement to the public, Sloane made it clear that Obsidian has been ravaged by time and is in desperate need of rejuvenation. She hopes that this will be the start of a sustained campaign for improvement. It is not known how long this will take or what level of investment is being made by the Commander-in-Chief and his wife.

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Faulty hover car kills family in freak crash

Photo of a Hermes Hover Car

The ever reliable Hermes Hover Car claims four lives in a tragic accident, the first instance of malfunction in its history (first models rolled of the assembly line on 21 February 2090). A spokesman for Hermes, one of the largest Hover Car manufacturers in Obsidian have issued the following statement: It is with huge sadness that we came to hear about the tragic accident involving a mark III Hermes Hover Car, the first in the history of our vehicles. Our thoughts are with those affected, we ask them to rest assured that we will be making extensive enquiries into the circumstances of the accident, and that justice will be served in the fullness of time.

Commander-in-Chief Falco’s police forces are leaving no stone unturned in their search for answers, with several arrest being made quickly after the incident. It is understood that members of The Lost are being questioned about their involvement.