Crossbell Times - Issue 1

[Breaking Story] Fifth Stage of Urban Dev. Plan

City Hall

The state government announced the next stage of Crossbell City's urban development plan in yesterday's urban planning meeting. This fifth stage consists of legislation to expand the maintenance of the Geofront, deregulate office construction, encourage orbal car usage, and much more. It seeks to address the needs of the city as its population and economy continue to boom.

The development plan was launched 20 years ago and has now entered its fifth stage. This announcement pairs with a positive forecast of the economy for the next 10 years. Favorable comments can already be heard. 'I'm glad, frankly,' says a woman running a street stall. 'High growth will bring stability even to neighboring countries,' says an international economist.

These predictions of the city's economic future will be crucial to foreign relations.

[Society] Acclaimed Arios MacLaine Arrives Again

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Yesterday, two boys from the city got lost in the Geofront. They were saved by Arios MacLaine, an A-rank bracer associated with the guild branch in Crossbell. The situation was resolved without incident.

After following leads from citizens, MacLaine swooped in to the scene and saved the boys. They were within a hair's breadth of being killed by monsters in a deep part of the Geofront. This feat truly fits his moniker, the Divine Blade of Wind.

◆Questioning the Careless Management◆

After 20 years, the urban development plan has begun its fifth stage. It has seen brilliant results year after year. However, the Downtown District has not seen nearly enough of this work. With recent incidents in the area, insufficient safety measures for children who may wander in, and unchecked monsters infesting buildings, the inefficiencies of the urban management in this district should be apparent. We request a speedy response to this issue from the government.

◆Unexpected Guests Appear◆

First mission a failure?

In other news, some unexpected faces have appeared during the recent incident. New to the CPD this year is the Special Support Section. They came in to save the two children on their own. MacLaine says they were unsuccessful in their first mission because they didn't follow through to the end. This division was supposedly established to court public favor. How will they fare in the future?


[Leisure] Crossbell's Gourmet Experience

Visit Long Lao Tavern & Inn by the market on East Street. Savor authentic food made faithfully by the owner, hailing from the Eastern Quarter in the Republic. Have some Long Lao Tanmen!

[Society] Grimwood Law Office for Legal Advice

Ian Grimwood, who has a law firm on West Street, is said to handle everything from debt consultations to corporate legal advice. Do keep the name Grizzly Grim in mind if you ever find yourself in legal trouble.

クロスベルタイムズ①

【速報】都市計画第五期プランが発表

会見があった市庁舎

昨日の定例会見にて、自治州政府はクロスベル都市計画の第五期プランを発表した。ジオフロント施設の再整備や、オフィスビル建設の規制緩和、駅・空港の機能強化、導力車に関する法整備などを盛り込んだという。市の人口増加や金融センターとしての将来性を見据えた内容となった。

20年前に始まった市の都市計画は第五期に突入。今後10年の経済成長予測も合わせて発表され、街角では既に歓迎の声が聞かれた。「素直に嬉しいです」(露店を営む女性)「高い成長率は周辺諸国に安定をもたらすだろう」(国際エコノミスト)

経済成長と共に、周辺地域との関係が親密になる事は間違いないなさそうだ。

【社会】アリオス・マクレインまたお手柄

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昨日、市内に住む少年2人がジオフロントに迷い込む事件が発生。遊撃士協会クロスベル支部に所属する、A級遊撃士アリオス・マクレイン氏によって保護され事なきを得た。

氏は市民から情報を得て現場に向かい、深層で魔獣に襲われる少年たちを間一髪で救出したとのこと。まさに《風の剣聖》の名に恥じない活躍を見せた。

◆問われるずさんな管理体制◆

20年前に開始され、第五期を迎えた都市計画。年々目覚しい成果を挙げる一方で、旧市街の開発が頓挫するなど粗も目立ってきている。今回の事件の背景にも、子供が容易に侵入できてしまった事や、施設内に徘徊する魔獣への対策の不十分さを伺い知ることができる。管理体制に問題はなかったか。政府の迅速な対応が待たれるところだ。

◆意外なゲストが登場◆

初出動は空振り?

ところで、今回の事件にはゲストが登場していた。本年度よりクロスベル警察が新設した部署《特務支援課》は独自に少年たちを保護すべく動いていた模様。しかし初出動は成果が上がらず、アリオス氏には「ツメが甘かったようだ」とのお言葉を賜った。警察が人気取りのため設置したと噂の特務支援課だが、今後の活躍なるか。


【レジャー】クロスベル美食探訪

宿酒場《龍老飯店》。東通りにあるその店では、共和国は東方人街出身のオーナーシェフによる、本格的な東方料理が楽しめる。市民、観光客に大人気の名物《龍老タンメン》を是非ともお試しあれ。

【社会】法律相談は《グリムウッド法律事務所》へ

西通りに法律事務所を構えるイアン弁護士は、債務整理から企業向けの相談まで一手に引き受けている噂の人物。『熊ヒゲ先生』という名を耳にした方も多いのでは? 困ったことが起きた時のため、その名前を覚えておきたい。

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