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We have received reports from several sources that we are about to be overran by Warbots – in an apocalyptic event that is set to make the destruction of the Dome of York appear trivial.
So far, City Administration has refused our interview requests; but have issued the following statement:
"All citizens of Neocron are safe, there is no coming apocalypse!"
Although City Administration states there is no cause for concern, runners from other areas seem to disagree. We met a scientist who wishes to remain anonymous. He believes that the Warbots are controlled by a hitherto unknown power and are set to put Neocron to ruin. In preparation, he has been working upon a new weapon to battle the Warbots. It is worth noting that he was unable to provide evidence to back up his claims.
The weapon, claimed to significantly improve the chances of those battling against Warbots was not shown to us – however, we managed to acquire a rough sketch.
We asked Tangent Technologies to comment on this development, who advised:
“Tangent Technologies advises against citizens purchasing any weapon that has not been directly developed and certified by us. Further, we will seek to pursue anyone selling or otherwise issuing any weapons which impose upon Tangent’s intellectual property – in a bid to keep unsafe weapons from the streets. In guns, we trust."
It is understood that Tangent Technologies will happily offer advice and testing to runners for a nominal fee. Please contact the Tangent Technologies HQ for further information.
We will continue trying to get interviews, and will keep you up to date with any developments.
City Administration has issued a reminder to all citizens regarding the perils of hunting for an allegedly lost Crahn treasure cache. Rumours first circulated of a lost trove of treasures left behind by the Brotherhood of Crahn following their rapid evacuation of the Dome of York in wake of the The Second War.
Following their exit from Neocron City, it is believed that the Brotherhood removed a number of priceless relics from their church, which were interred at the Dome. A number of eye witnesses claim to have seen large metal chests marked with the Brotherhood’s crest being moved under heavy guard through the Outzone and into the wastes. The nature of their contents remained speculative until one was recovered last year by chance within the Swamps – potentially lost following an ambush by mutants. The chest was recovered by a team of City Admin runners, and was found to contain a cache of documents, precious metals and jewellery.
The small windfall had initially resulted in dozens of Runners braving the dangers of the wastes to locate further chests.
Now, it appears that teams have taken to attempting to infiltrate the ruined Dome of York, hoping to uncover any treasures lost when the Dome collapsed.
Joel Sager, spokesperson for City Administration has spoken out.
“Beyond the obvious dangers of the wastes, the Dome remains an irradiated ruin, guarded by DOY cyborgs. We consider the site to be highly hazardous, and urge Runners to maintain their distance. We simply do not have the resources to assist anyone who finds themselves imperilled there.”
Where do you go to hang out with big-titted whores? For lots of us at the Neocronicle office, Electric vibes was our prime destination – a simple trip from Outzone Station and a large, cavernous nightclub with plenty of seating and lots of ladies, ready, willing and able to cater for our expensive, insatiable and various appetites.
This may change, however, as news reaches us of Electric Vibes receiving a record fine of over 150,000 credits for – get this! – unhygienic business practises...
That’s right, while the dry-wipe seats can easily be brushed down ready for more fun, some off-duty health inspectors partying in the club noticed small wiry hairs sticking into one of the chairs, and a green slimy substance on the dance floor. Electric Vibes, it appears, has been conducting the infamous “anything goes” Hard Dromming nights!
Dromming is a fairly recent phenomena, and takes its name from the old practise where people would meet up in the wastelands to have intimate relationships with strangers, or just watch. One day, it is rumoured, a local… indigenous species got in on the act, and “Hard Dromming” was born. And now, it appears, Electric Vibes has been seeking to profit from such depravity.
Punters speaking on condition of anonymity have described weeping sores and embarrassing rashes breaking out on their nether-regions, as well as inflammation and uncontrollable itching.
"I swear I only sat down to watch a show, but the following morning I had to go get some cream from MediCare. The cream burns to apply, is designed to remain wet and sticky for weeks, and leaves a green stain that takes forever to fade, and stinks to high heaven, but anything is better than contracting long-term Dromula."
Patrons who have visited Electric Vibes in the past week are encouraged to seek medical advice.