Hello, and welcome to the Noctis Report. I'm Rita Marshall, here to deliver you the top story of tonight.
There have been increasing reports of unusual occurrences of violent outbreaks around the Noctis region. Slowly, reports have been creeping into news outlets around the region of the violent nature of unknown individuals. It is unknown whether these are isolated incidents, or if these individuals are part of a larger group.
Citizens are being asked to report any unusual scenes of violence they witness to the authority, and not to approach the aggressors in question for their safety. They are considered dangerous, and may be mentally unstable.
∙Minister Released, Allegations of Murder Dropped∙
Tourism Minister Simon Young was released today, one week after being convicted for first-degree murder. Very little information pertaining to why this decision was reached is being released. All that our sources have been able to gather, is that Minister Young was ultimately found innocent of the purpoted crime.
The murder victim, as you may have heard weeks ago, was Vice-Chairman Ivan Aerwich, of the Noctis Region governmental board. He was found dead outside his home early in the morning, having bled to death from a fatal knife wound. Noctis officials are still investigating this troubling development. Motives behind Mr. Aerwich's death are currently unknown, and whether this was a personal attack, or an attack on the Noctis government, remains to be seen.
We at the Noctis Report sent out our investigators upon the Minister's release, but no information on the situation was reported. Minister Young was escorted without comment from the scene. It appears Noctis is being left in the dark about the reasons behind the Minister's release.
We hope to have more information on this story as it is released.
Good afternoon, Noctis, and welcome to the Noctis Report. Across the region, Noctis Officials have been receiving reports on missing persons. There does not seem to be any particular pattern in the areas where these people have vanished from, as these reports have been turning up in most areas of our region.
Today, our field reporter Paula Winesburg, has with her a friend of one of the recent disappearances to give us her report on the matter. Let's see what this young man has to say about what's happening in Noctis.
PAULA: Hello Rita, I'm here with James Duncan today. We're currently just outside of Cassiopeia, the hometown of both James and his missing friend. What can you tell us about him?
JAMES: I, well, I don't understand where he went. I mean, I doubt he got lost in the forest, he knows that place really well. I'm really worried about him - I don't understand how he just disappeared.
PAULA: Were the two of you very close?
JAMES: Pretty close, I'd say he was one of my closest friends.
PAULA: What was the last time you saw him?
JAMES: Well, he was really angry the last time I saw him - he was upset with another one of our friends, they'd been in a fight - and he said he needed to go for a walk to cool off. So he went into the forest - which is normal, I mean. It's a good cool-down sort of place. Anyway, he said he'd be back later that night, but after he'd been gone for a couple hours we tried to find him and he was just... gone. Totally disappeared.
PAULA: How long ago did this happen.
JAMES: It was probably four or five days ago.
PAULA: Thank you for your time James. There are search parties out across the region currently looking for the people who have gone missing. I am sure your friend will turn up soon.
JAMES: Thank you.
PAULA: Back to you, Rita.
With so many people suddenly vanishing across Noctis, it is hard to pass this off as mere coincidence. What is going on in our region? What, or who, is behind these disappearances, and why are they at it? All of these questions remain unanswered for the time being. For now, it is advised to everyone not to stay out long after dusk, and to try not to travel alone when possible.
Stay safe! We hope to have more information on the situtation soon.
The news is overflowing with sightings of what could possibly be a growing gang in the Noctis region. The people seen have said to be wearing almost all black, and are often quite easy to miss if you are not paying close attention. Sightings so far are usually of individuals, rather than groups of people, but all individuals have been wearing similar uniforms. Any sightings reported so far have not delivered conclusive details as the gang members in question seem to disappear quickly after being sighted.
On top of these strange appearances are the mounting disappearances of Noctis citizens. However, Noctis locals are not the only people who seem to be vanishing at random across the region - visitors from other regions seem to be going missing as well. Again, we strongly suggest that you do not insist on travelling the region alone. If you are a part of the trainer circuit, avoid leaving towns without a travel buddy. If you must travel by yourself, we at the Noctis report reccommend finding someone to keep in touch with frequently to ensure you are arriving safely at your destinations.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of any of these shady individuals, or if you have found one of the people recently listed as "missing", please contact your local police station.
Today we have some bright, if not mystifying news to report. All over Noctis, people that have been reported as missing are slowly turning up, generally not too far off from where they originally disappeared from. Relieved families region-wide are finally breathing easy knowing their loved ones are safe. But are they quite sound?
All of the recovered missing citizens seem to have one strange shared trait - an addled memory. None of them can accurately recall where they have been during the time they were missing. Several don't even remember disappearing and were more than baffled when told the date. Noctis' psychological professionals are looking into this case to discover what is the cause behind this. It is quite clear now that these disappearances were linked in some case, given the shared memory issues of the recovered persons. What the link is, exactly, is still uncertain and being investigated.
However, this is not the end of the mounting troubles Noctis has been experiencing as of late. Not all of those reported missing have yet turned up - in fact, there are at least two dozen individuals still unaccounted for. Violent encounters with black-clad instigators continue to be sighted and reported, yet no conclusive information on who these people are has surfaced. However, with their ever-growing presence, we will surely shed some light on the situation soon enough.
The gang's presence is something that cannot be denied. Their actions become more apparent as time passes, and their group becomes more vocal. Graffiti has begun to spring up in larger cities, all with a similar message to it: "We can't be stopped", "Expose the corrupt", "We see through your lies", and even one simply bearing the words "Night Police".
Who are these people, and what are their aims? Most importantly, how much longer until they can be contained? Again, we urge you not to travel on your own if you can avoid it, and if you know anything about these gang members, please report it to your local police station. Thank you.
Good evening, Noctis. This is your local region police delivering a very important bulletin.
Over our years of service, we have watched unsavoury individuals get away with more than anyone's fair share of crimes and infractions. We've seen injustice done where our hands have been tied, and we've watched this, our beloved home region, descend from our control.
We've taken back Noctis for ourselves. We are going to reform the nation into the proud region of the moon, free from crime and hatred, and definitely free from corrupt individuals who disrupt our peaceful homeland.
Do not be alarmed - we are here to help you. We are here to make your towns safer, happier, and above all, free from people who would wish harm upon others and receive no comeuppance in return. We are here on an agenda of peace. Please, in fact, do continue to report sightings of criminal activity to your local police station. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
You will be hearing more from us soon, Noctis. This is your Night Police signing off.