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Szym Tower in Northbridge (link) has reopened after finalizing interiors, thrilling the Prototype Tri-State area and the WBA.

“This is a huge development,” said WBA President Sketch Sun, back from week of meetings in the Prototype Tri-State area. “The Tower and the Convention Center are links for the world and put one of the biggest world economies on track for dominance.”

Szym Tower lives up to the hype with stunning views overlooking the extensive forests of Northbridge and Prototype and plenty of commercial space. Stores, hair salons, boutiques, office space, and even a TV studio have already found a home in the tower, and more is on the way.

“They’ve really put in all the things you need,” said a Museum of Forgotten Technology administrator visiting the Tower. “We’re thinking of holding the Museums Convention here, and if I get my way, we’ll also be eating here every night!”

Built by NTBI engineers and installed with Gentek and NBS equipment, the Szym Tower and adjoining Peter Nelson Convention Center are primed to handle conventions.

“The convention space can accommodate most trade shows,” explained Waterbank Marketing, a company that handles conventions. “Except for the ‘Big Booth Trade Show.’ Every convention center hates that one.”

The Peter Nelson Convention Center also has ample parking – something that other convention centers lack.

“Real estate is expensive,” said Grace Development Agency, “so a lot of meeting centers have almost none. The P. Nelson has lots of parking, and space. It’s a beautiful location.”

Everything has been arranged for in the complex, and the Prototype Transit Agency has been working overtime with planned bus and rail lines. “You can imagine how it’s going to be with rail access from Prototype and bus access from Glenbrook – it will truly be a destination.”

Naturally, a large convention will have hordes of hungry visitors, and the area is ready to serve.

“So, let’s go down the list,” said Waterbank Marketing. “Rodex, Larsons, and Yankee diners. Tahda Mart, Astaro food trucks, and a Michigan rated five star restaurant.”

The restaurant on the 22nd floor of Szym Tower is ready to serve discriminating guests that know what fork is right. Already the talk of foodies, the restaurant has earned a reputation.

“Oh yeah, it’s Michigan rated,” explained the Fugitive Lawyer. “The Michigan rating system is much more practical than the Michelin rating, too. When not being chased by police I intend to take my clients there. On their time, of course.”

Accessible from a driving-friendly road network, the Szym Tower and the Peter Nelson Convention Center can be accessed by the Prototype link at right, and a three minute drive east over the Prototype River.


The Sheriff’s Department has undergone a reorganization after the WBA determined that independent communities have a better idea of how to police themselves.

“We’re taking the Sheriff’s Department open source,” said the former Sheriff, “so now everyone can set up their own department. We’ll just offer support and some paint.”

Paints were the first order of the day too, with the sale of a fat pack of Sheriff Department paints available at an unbelievably low price (link to texture fat pack). The paints offer simple branding for some of the most used vehicles by the Sheriff’s Department.

“We love these vehicles,” the former Sheriff said, “starting with the gold standard for patrol, the SZYM Intruder (link). We also have textures for the Astaro TPF4 – a brilliant emergency vehicle (link), the PA-38 by ZSK (link)which we use to catch speeders and cover the East River mountains, the GEMC Detroit Pacific bus (link), and a Bell helicopter (link) too.”


The township of Prototype (link at left) has quadrupled in size overnight as the SZYM plant reopened and other businesses rushed in to accommodate thousands of workers. The new has everything one would hope in a working community – a diner, a bar, and a shoe repair place.

Some business leaders speculate that the building of a new NTBI headquarters might be the cause of the boom town, but it isn’t known.


“It’s thrilling,” said Sketch Sun of the WBA. “Bringing back the Rodex and Sweetwater will make Prototype more than just a showroom. It’s a destination now.”



The contagion at ERIA has resulted in a complete shutdown of the airport, as the zombism crisis affects a wider area. Trains have stopped running, the airport is in lockdown, and sales of boats as a get away vehicle are way up.

At Pippen Hot, a cafe a mere 500 meters from the contagion,
there is a drop in customers, but they bravely stay open. “Our customers are like zombies anyway before they have coffee.”

The response to the threat has been impressive, as the photo below shows, with ERIA police and fire departments joining with HCI to contain the threat.


“Just look at the equipment here,” said a Waterbank Sheriff’s Deputy at the containment cordon. “Astaro, HD, Szym, and F-Guard’s new Mobile Command vehicle. Everything we have is out here.”

Zombism is not so easily beaten though, and Governor Chia closed the airport to traffic after a zombie escaped the terminal. East River Hospital has been ordered to prepare “sedatives, cures, or one-step killers” by her office, should the threat escape the cordon.


“They have set up a three ring containment system,” said a representative for the Waterbank CDC. “The first ring was inside the main terminal and has already been breached. The second ring is all the terminal buildings, and the third is the tarmac. If brave hunters like Bizi Pfeffer continue to help us, I think we’ll get back to the first ring. But we need the public’s help.”

WN asked the CDC representative about the outbreak. “I think our official response is ‘oops.'”


Prototype Police have reinstated a cold case that may involve several major Prototype companies, a Lionheart councilmember, and a small resort island in the Blake Sea.

Case 672-E45-Hom began with a suspicious figure by an abandoned vehicle near the Prototype Ansco Station, and quickly went from a routine stop to a tri-state manhunt.

“Things went south fast,” said one officer who responded that day. “We got a call from dispatch that an officer was down, so we came in sirens blasting. We were in time to see the suspect dive into the forest, and pursued as fast as we could.”

Officers from the State Police, local Prototype Police, and several security officers from NTBI combed the nearby forests, but could not find the suspect.

One of the investigating detectives had more to say about the case. “At the abandoned car we found tapes that sounded like private deals between a Lionheart councilmember,Astaro and SZYM. The transcript of those tapes reads like deals that would not be acceptable under anti-trust laws.”

The case was revived after a customer at Feral Marine’s seaside showroom stumbled across a skeleton. “It (the suit of bones) traces back to a Prototype man that went missing at the same time as the case,” explained an officer. “That’s all I can say about it now.”


This promotional photo of a ULF tank recently came across the desks of WIA, and they are perplexed.

“The ULF has been gone forever,” said one analyst in a bar at 7 am. “We have no idea what this means. It looks like it’s an Astaro LFT (link), which is also surprising. They’re the lowest prim tank out there, and this thing is blasting away at the test ranges of Citrine {see previous posts}.”