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Urgent News: Shipping Quarantine

By order of the New Babbage Volunteer Militia,
Wiggy Undertone, Captain:

Due to the discovery of a highly infectious contagion currently affecting New Babbage, a cessation of all shipping, both inbound and outbound, is hereby ordered. This step must be taken to ensure the contagion does not spread outside the city. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and will inform you of the resumption of such commerce as soon as possible.

(This message is posted at all air-towers and throughout the port areas.)

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  1. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon October 9, 2010

    Avariel Falcon inputs the red code card into the difference engine that controls the portal.

    The booming voice of the portal generator that normally announced the portal destination called out “Click! Quarantine mode initiated! Locking out portal controls! Please step away from the portal window!”.

    And with that the portal closed.

    Avariel locked the red code card away in the secret safe in the mushroom cave, without that card no one could open a portal to the outside world.

  2. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon October 11, 2010

    Avariel Falcon peered out of the window of the control room. It had been some time since the last shambling zombie was sighted and she wondered if the cure had been successful, or if the human inhabitants of the world outside had all succumbed to the latest doom to strike the city…

  3. Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs October 12, 2010

    Bookworm Hienrichs receives reports throughout the day Monday, as Militia volunteers make sure everyone is at least on the way to recovery. She tells them to focus on those involved in shipping first, knowing the city would need to return to business as soon as possible. Late in the afternoon, she feels confident enough to wire Captain Undertone that it would be possible to lift the quarantine. His assent was swift in coming. Bookworm sends out messengers with the news, pleased at taking this large step back to normalcy.

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