Theft in the Sky!!!
Jan 23rd, 188X:
The Antarctic King, on a stopover at New Babbage for supplies before its return to Harbor Landing, Antarctica, was the victim of an attack yesterday.
Captian Piloting Unit # 10 told the Babbage Times, that he was piloting the zepplin out over the Vernian, when a “large lizard just appeared on deck, threatened to blow up the zepplin, and shot into the air alot unless he got the shipment of machine oil and replacement parts for automotons that were aquired in Babbage to supply the frozen colony.” The robber made off with the supplies, somehow releasing the crates from the underslung cargo bay, before loading them in a strange airship with some sort of animal head on the front.
The Antarctic King was able to make an emergency landing at Port Babbage before the gasbag ignited from the damage caused. None of the automoton crew were harmed.
Proffessor Grendel P. Footman, owner of Footman Industries and cheif financer of the antarctic colony, was informed while fishing at Armada, and was quoted as saying “were there explosions?” before returning to his fishing duties.