A man’s voice, tinny and distant, spoke through the speaker of a holoplayer in a dark room. “Many innocent victims were trapped in its wake. As of now, all of Miller's Park is under quarantine. This week's upcoming fundraiser will raise relief funds for the families of the Ambered. So please, give generously.”
A woman’s voice, envenomed and pleading, narrated the recording. “Lord Trenchard left the podium without taking any questions from the press, as usual. So what's he hiding?This has gone on for months now. Are we any closer to finding out just what the Amber is and how to save those inside? Can they be saved? Is the Amber some natural phenomenon or is it something sinister? We are no closer to an answer…”
The holovid was abruptly turned off. A massive gloved fist curled around a strange blaster.
And Simultas smiled.
Prospect Point, Masterra
1 Day after the Miller’s Park Incident
Lord Trenchard had done his best covering up “the Incident”, with mixed results.
This wasn’t the first time AMBER had reared its ugly head on Masterra, but it was by far the largest. The entirety of Miller’s Park, and the good people of Miller’s Park relaxing within, had been flash-frozen in time, trapped in the confines of their orange prison. Families, couples, officials, no one was spared. Lord Trenchard held a press conference that night, trying to assure people, trying to give them some hope to cling to.
To distract them from the reality of the situation; Those people were doomed. And as the press took the story and ran with it to the edges of the galaxy, he was beginning to feel a bit trapped himself.
The outskirts of Miller’s Park was practically crawling with Masterran government personnel. Lines and lines of red tape blocked the area off from the populace. Disgruntled Police Investigators conversed with representatives, trying their best to feign concern for the cameras. But the real spectacle was the mountain of translucent matter entrapping vaguely recognizable forms within.
No matter what anyone tried, the AMBER appeared to be invulnerable. Blasters sank into the stuff with no effect. Explosives did little more. Even a well-meaning Jedi had tried to use their lightsaber to cut people out, with no success. No one knew what to do, least of all, the people of Masterra.
A crowd milled around outside the park on all sides, watching on in varying degrees of curiosity and horror. Despite Lord Trenchard’s assurances, AMBER was a mystery. One that some were surely itching to solve.
Hello, all! I'll be your glorious and all-powerful overlord for this thread. I'll be posting at least once a day to keep it going, and I'll make sure you all have something to work with. Keep in mind, I reserve the right to ask for a post change if it disrupts others' experiences. Don't forget to have a little fun along the way, though.
Objective 1: Amber Breadcrumbs
AMBER is an unknown enigma, and the government only cares about keeping it quiet. There are surely clues at the crime scene that have been overlooked in Masterra’s haste. Finding these clues might lead back to the source.
The people are panicking, and for good reason. Many have friends and family trapped in AMBER. The crowd is growing restless, for good reason. A group calling themselves “The Court of Concerned Citizens” have taken to stirring up the crowd against the Lord and his men. Talking to the members of the Court might give some insight on their actions.
Bring Your Own Objective. Go crazy!
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