Fuchi America lacks a fundamental understanding of how to do ethical business


Today Jason Melendez with Fuchi America previewed several cyberdecks with profound capabilities across several lines. These decks can supposedly run up to 50 programs simultaneously, can augment inexperienced security deckers, and are fully customizable down to the look and size. Apparently this thing can go as small as a microdeck and still maintain all of its power. The problem with these claims is that most of them are simply not possible with today's microtechnology. Running 50 programs may be possible with a state of the art host but would probably suck a nuclear reactor's worth of power; more than enough to knock out your local grid at least. There are things like agents but they can only be a very slight boon to a decker that does not know up from down. And finally I am calling bullshit at a device rating 8 microdeck. I can understand that R&D may be pushing this but at a conference companies like Fuchi America need to tone it down to claims that they can actually feasible deliver on. The scope of a project that can actually pull all of this off would be enough to bankrupt any megacorp

Local Doctors office caught hiring uncertified doctors.

May 2nd, 2080

A small family doctors office, we will leave their name out to not cause damage to the office, was caught hiring Oliver Friend. Oliver Friend was previously outed as having been one of the people working with the extremist group known as Humanis Policlub. After the incident two years ago, his doctors license was revoked in the FRFZ and UCAS. The fact that this local office was found hiring him indicates that he has had a fake SIN created with his same credentials and just removed the part about Paladin health.

Fuchi America hosting tech conference on the 6th

May 1st, 2080

Fuchi America is hosting a tech conference this Saturday on May 6th. The report they sent out to the press is that they will be showing off some new tech they are releasing in the coming months. They are rumored to be showing off new customizable decks for the security industry. We will be there Saturday to give you a report on what is shown off.

Accountant taken to court

April 30th, 2080

A local accountant is having to face the corporate court on Friday. She is being taken to court by Crystal Optics, a subsidiary of Ares, for money laundering through fraudulent charges on their account he was managing. Following this suit, there are four other companies in line to try and take her for all she has. In previous cases of this type, the corp court has ruled in favor of the corp and forced the person to pay what was stolen back. In this case, she may have all of her assets taken and divided among the five corps based on what she stole from them.

Local building company attacked


A local construction company was attacked yesterday. The M A Mortenson building was ransacked with several prefab structural pieces destroyed and a few machines stolen. They claim this happened during the middle of the day. They had taken the crew to the warrens and were working for the day. When they got back the crew says that it was all destroyed. Some in the area say that it was the crew themselves that destroyed the stuff, and that the machines were actually destroyed at the work sites in the warrens. The ZDF is looking into the incident and have not said anything in regards to the attack.

Update: ZDF has released that they are looking into it being a robbery and vandalism as they found video evidence of 6 people taking the machines out of the building during the window that it took place in.

Quicky mart attacked


The quicky mart at the corner of W Colfax and Simms in Lakewood was attacked last night. Two men dressed in black snuk into the back and hacked the cashier system to release 400¥ from the payment system. ZDF believe the culprits are two male humans, most likely living in the shrinking warrens. However they have no leads at this time. If you have any info they would like you to call their annonomyous tip line at DEN-0933

Mile High foundry explosion


Yesterday there was an explosion at the Mile High foundry just north of the Hub. No one was hurt by the explosion as drones are used for the work in that area. Initial reports suggested that it was just an accident from a sensor error in one of the drones. After the fire was contained and the fire inspector was able to get in there though, this may have been incorrect. The inspector has detected astral residue around one of the drones and believe that it may have had some sort of magical concealment placed on it causing the other drone to hit it. There is still more work to be done in the investigation, but at this moment they are thinking a spirit was behind this. If so ZDF will be looking to see who has a summoned spirit in the city.

Spirit activity picking up

April 16th, 2080

Has anyone else noticed all these spirits moving around Denver these days. While the city has been considered a safe haven for spirits for nearly 7 years now. But lately the number of spirits that are manefested in the area feels like it has increased.

Has anyone else noticed this?

I was walking around downtown yesterday and passed at least 3 dozen spirits in a block, compared to the 1 dozen metahumans/sapients. This is the way up from just a few weeks ago where it was about the same number of spirits as metasapients.

One theory I have come up with, is that there is something big going on in the magical community that us mundane people don't know about nore would we understand. If this is the case, I hope we don't get caught in the cross fire like we did back in march. Ghostwalker has done his best to keep the residence of the FRFZ safe, but sometimes it seems even a great dragon can keep us all safe.

Delta Clinic In Denver

April 11th, 2080

As someone who tends to get herself into sticky situations, I found myself in a real sticky one this week. There is a delta clinic in Denver. There has been a rumor about this floating around the matrix for years. However, no one has ever given the location of the clinic. That is, until recently when someone put up pictures and video of the Delta clinic. The video shows it exiting into the Evo Gardens, the post claims it is building 2 and has two underground entrances from parking garages several blocks from the gardens. I reached out to Evo for comment on this post. They denied the claim stating "Evo has no such place under the gardens". This seems a little contradictory to how all of the mega corps are acting to the news. As each corp has started to try and cover the post up and it has been removed from any corporate matrix grid. If I hear anything else about this I will be sure to update you.

Warrens reclamation slowing

April 6th, 2080

The warrens reclamation project that Ghostwalker started just 3 weeks ago has started to slow down as the construction crews working on it have to do more work than they did at the start and the pace at which people are being given SINs has also slowed considerably as the red tape for the documents gets slows it down. The current report states that they have about 50% of the warrens rebuilt, although they are only at about 30% of the warrens population given SINs or sent elsewhere. Ghostwalker himself has changed his tone a little as well, he is no longer touting about having the project done in a few months as the costs are higher than projected. The current estimate is to have it done within a year.

Triads moving into old warrens

April 2nd, 2080

As the construction crews head farther and farther into the warrens, leaving freshly built/renovated buildings in their wake. A new tennant is reportadly moving in, some people report seeing yellow lotus in and around Aurora area pools. We have talked to a few locals from the area that were recently given SINs. Some we talked to mentioned that they saw these people going back to some of the freshly build condos and apartments in the area that used to be the warrens. The ZDF have had no reported incidents of triad activity in the area, so only time will tell if they begin to leave china town.

Rebuilding the warrens

Ghostwalker announced Wednesday last week that he would start a reintegration program and rebuilding program for the aurora warrens. ZDF is spear heading the SIN creation process for everyone in the warrens. While multiple construction companies work on taking the existing buildings and either repairing, updating, or replacing them. The companies that are publicly listed as putting forth more than 1 million nuyen towards the rebuilding operation are Mesametric, Litehouse Construction, Peak Construction, M A Mortenson Co., and Alvarado. There are many more companies involved in this effort, but they are all getting paid in some way for all of their work.

This announcement comes just a week after a huge explosion in the warrens took out three buildings, set off a few Geiger counters and caused some minor panic around china town and Cherry Creek State park. Initial reports indicate it was an extremist group that was hiding out in an old subdivision east of the Kings territory in the warrens.

Reports of the rebuilding in the warrens say that the ZDF gather up everyone from a section of the warrens, have the construction teams come in and rebuild everything. Then release the citizens one at a time after getting fealty to Ghostwalker and then issuing a SIN to them if they do pledge fealty. If they do not wish to pledge fealty they are loaded onto a truck and evicted from the country. Some are saying they are just thrown over one of the borders, others are saying they are being sent to a UCAS or CAS city of their choosing.

Explosion in Aurora

March 16th, 2080

The Aurora warrens saw a huge explosion yesterday, coming from the region around a human only gang. The ZDF did not respond that far in, although they are working on cleaning up the warrens and getting everyone in their SINs so they can integrate back into the rest of society. This is in line with the troll sages that Ghostwalker has been working on over the past few months. The ZDF said they did send in a group much later to see if it was an intentional attack on the group, not that anyone would mind, or if they some how did it themselves. The current word is only based on rumors from the warrnes. But the word is that they were attacked and ended up blowing themselves up with explosives vests they were building. Good thing they blew up there and not where ever they were planning to attack.

Safe Life Defense under Investigation

March 20th, 2080

After an anonymous tip with emailed documents to back up the claims we here at The Front Range Herald looked into a possible scandal at Safe Life Defense’s Vitals medical company. What we found is a bit disturbing and has such been released to ZDF to dig into further. But here is what we can tell you currently. Safe Life Defense seems to have continued what the previous owner of the clinics and hospitals had been doing. There are records that shortly after their acquiring of the medical facilities several Human nation supporters managed to get hired back into the clinics and hospitals. Seeing the flaw in previous system they tried a new method to sterilize everyone who was not a mundane human. We don’t have an exact count yet for how many were affected, but it is probably best to double check yourself at another medical facility. This came at a time when the Hospital in Rosedale that is owned by Safe Life Defense was found to be infested with devil rats. Things are not looking great for the Vitals branch of Safe Life Defense.

CC and UN to hold international Summit

March 3rd, 2080

We missed the reporting on this as we had bigger new here at home, But back in late January the United Nations and the Corporate Court held an International Summit with the grand opening of the Skyhook Space Elevator down in Panama City. The Elevator has been partially operational since 2074, although this summit marks the full completion of the elevator. This is 5 years ahead of the projected schedule from 2074. This is great news all around as this elevator kept seeing delay after delay from its approval for construction in 2062. We do not have word yet on exactly what was talked about at the summit, more on that to come.

Genesis Medical having huge success

March 5th, 2080

The brand new medical company Genesis Medical is reporting record high first week patient numbers. This may have something to do with their current placements around the FRFZ with clinics and hospitals, it may also be completely false. While they are certainly seeing people coming and going, we sat outside one for a few hours yesterday and didn’t see nearly enough people to make the numbers they are claiming. This doesn’t mean they didn’t have those numbers in their first week though, this could just mean the flow of people has slowed down. Only time will tell.

Safe Life Defense losing Doctors

March 2nd, 2080

Safe Life Defense took over the Paladin health hospitals just over a year ago when Ghostwalker kicked the company out of the FRFZ. It seems that while they did manage to clean house and get the hospitals back on their feet. The clinics and hospitals in the area are now offering up job positions, some of which are even surgeons and head doctors. The rumor is that they are losing doctors to the new Genesis medical Hospitals and Clinics that are popping up around the FRFZ, We have been unable to confirm this at this time. More will be to come.

Head in the Clouds Scandal

February 20th, 2080

The PCC have released their findings, it seems that Head in the Clouds was doing something that is frowned upon in the international community as a whole, and illegal to the corporate court. The PCC says that they have reported the full list of findings to the court in case there are still members of the company left for them to go after. What we do know about the Scandal is that they used WIMPs of people they had turned into e-ghosts then let their customers do whatever they wanted to the WIMPs before a new one was used to replace them with the same personality living through it repeatedly.

PCC reports Head in the Clouds was shot down, possibly hundreds dead

February 16th, 2080

The PCC reported Wednesday the 14th that the floating corporate building Head in the Clouds made its way towards their country. The report states they hailed the vessel four times to let it know that it did not have clearance to cross the border. In their final warning before it crosses the border they warned it will be shot at as it does not have extraterritoriality and thus requires full clearance to be in their airspace. Shortly after it crossed the border, it seemed like the engines on it started to fail before the PCC sent surface to air missiles to intercept. The resulting explosion could be seen for miles as it was even above the mountains at the time. It was not visible for long though as it crashed into the mountainside. PCC authorities went to the crash site to try to find out what caused the vehicle to head across the border like that. What they found was disturbing to say the least. They found over 100 bodies in the wreckage, no one was at the helm, which seems to have been programed to go across the border by someone. They also found the dead body of the owner of the company, Lei Yanyu, in her apartment on board. The PCC is still looking into who all of the bodies belong to before releasing any more info

Reports of ghouls in Aztlan

February 22nd 2080

After the incident in Colorado Springs, there are reports of ghouls coming out of aztlan and into the PCC, these reports are being corroborated with employees of Spiritech that has an office in northern Aztlan. The office there is reporting that they have to regularly use their security system to fend of ghouls that come out during the night. They are currently working on finding the source to stop the continuation of the issue