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Crossbell Times - Issue 3
[Featured Story] Anniversary Festival Draws Near

Next month, Crossbell State will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. Enthusiasm for this auspicious day has been steadily mounting.

◆Schedule Announcement◆

This being the 70th anniversary, the state government plans to put extra effort into this year's celebration. This is backed up by the festival schedule they revealed today. 'The parade will be very large this year, and the requirements on having food stalls will be greatly relaxed,' states a public relations official.

Many gatherings and celebrations are planned to coincide with the festival. Mayor MacDowell will be booked to attend many such events.

◆City Preparations Begin◆

Preparations are starting in earnest throughout the city. Many shops are already decorating. People seeing these decorations are voicing their anticipation, 'I can't wait another month!' The owner of a popular restaurant in Central Square was busy selecting souvenirs to offer during the festival, 'It's a special year, after all!' The festival is a month away. Everyone ready?

◆Arc en Ciel's Upcoming Performance◆
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Arc en Ciel's theater

Also debuting next month, Arc en Ciel's next performance, titled 'Golden Sun, Silver Moon,' will open on the first day of the Anniversary Festival. Fans flooded in from all around the moment tickets went on sale. Tickets were sold out in the span of an hour.

The new piece, Golden Sun, Silver Moon, is based on a famous classical drama. How will the world-famous Arc en Ciel with its phenomenal artists capture and accurately retell this story? We will follow up on the play in a future issue.


[Society] Great Results from Our New Star Bracers

The Bracer Guild's Estelle Bright (18) and Joshua Bright (18) recently took posts at the Crossbell City guild branch. They have already stolen the citizens' hearts by solving over fifty cases, even though they are the youngest bracers at the branch. Even during the Liberl incident last year, they were regarded as exceptional leaders in that case. There's no mistaking it. They possess ace-class skills. 'Please look forward to their future success,' says a representative of the branch.

[Society] Aftermath of the Wolf Monster Incidents

In the aftermath of the monster attacks that have occurred in the outskirts of Crossbell, the city government has decided to compensate the victims. Following the investigations performed by the Guardian Force and a division of the police, it was learned that they were human-initiated, and resulted in chaos and destruction in the affected areas. The city was slow to reach a decision on where the reparation money would come from. And what of the local situations? 'I'm just happy that I can get back to work,' said a miner that was injured.

Furthermore, two suspects that were accused of using the monsters to blackmail, cause injuries, and damage property among other things were discharged early yesterday morning.

[Society] Favorite of West Street: Police Dog Zeit
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Zeit, sleeping

After saving a boy from an imminent car accident on West Street, Zeit has become highly popular with the local children. He can often be found playing with them. Please pay him a visit if you are a dog lover!
[Intl.] Imperial Family Attends Award Ceremony

The Erebonian Empire held an award ceremony, presided over by His Highness Prince Olivert in lieu of His Majesty Emperor Eugent. Chancellor Osborne awarded medals to seven individuals, including soldiers and influential people.

[Leisure] Come, Future Divine Anglers!

A group of fishing enthusiasts have set up a branch of the Fisherman's Guild on East Street. They are always looking for new members to enjoy the sport with in Crossbell's fresh waters. They plan to hold a fishing tournament during the Anniversary Festival. For those who are interested, why not come participate?

クロスベルタイムズ③
【特集】自治州創立記念祭近づく

来月、クロスベル自治州は創立70周年を迎える。この記念すべき日を祝うため、市内はすでに熱気が漂い始めている。

◆創立記念祭の日程発表◆

市庁舎より発表された記念祭の日程表。70周年だけあって自治州政府も力の入れようが違うようだ。「恒例のパレードも大規模なものを予定している。また露店の出店条件を大幅に緩和した」(広報官)

市内では、記念祭に併せ多くの会議や祝賀会が開かれる見込みだ。多くの催しに出席予定のマクダエル市長も多忙を極めている模様。

◆各所で準備が始まる◆

市内各所でも準備が本格的に始まっており、早くも飾りつけを始める店も。街角では「あと一ヶ月なんて待ちきれません」という通行人の傍らで、出店の場所を熱心に下見する人々が見られた。中央広場で人気レストランを開く男性も、客に進呈する記念品の選定に忙しいという。「特別な年ですからね」と含み笑い。

創立記念祭まであとひと月。皆様も予定は立てられましたか?

◆アルカンシェル新作公演迫る◆
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劇場アルカンシェル

こちらも来月に迫っている。劇団アルカンシェルの新作『金の太陽、銀の月』の公開は記念祭初日となることが発表。チケット販売には国内外のファンが殺到し、1時間を待たずに完売となった。

今回の新作『金の太陽、銀の月』は、有名な戯曲をモチーフにした作品。世界的にも評価の高いアーティスト集団・アルカンシェルがアレンジを加えるとあってその完成度も気になる所だ。その魅力と興奮は本誌でも追ってお伝えしよう。


【社会】遊撃士の大型新人が大活躍

遊撃士協会・クロスベル支部に新たに着任となったエステル・ブライト(18)、ヨシュア・ブライト(18)の両遊撃士が目覚しい活躍を見せている。クロスベル支部では最年少のコンビながら、解決した依頼はすでに50件以上。2人は昨年起きたリベールの《異変》においても先陣を切って解決に尽力したとされており、エース級の実力を持っているのは間違いなさそうだ。「2人の活躍に今後もご期待下さい」(同支部代表)

【社会】狼型魔獣事件、その後

先月、狼型魔獣が市外各地を襲撃した事について、市政府は補償金の支払いを決定したという。警備隊と一部の警察関係者の調査により人為的と分かった今回の事件だが、被害地域にとって突然の暴力であった事は事実との見解。会見では、決定が遅い、補償金の出所が不透明などの非難もあったが、肝心の地元の反応は…? 「町はもうすっかり元通り。また仕事に励めるのが嬉しい」(怪我を負った鉱員の男性)

なお、魔獣を使って事件を起こしたとして恐喝・傷害・器物破損などの罪に問われた容疑者2名は、先日未明に釈放された。

【社会】西通りの人気者・警察犬ツァイト
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昼寝をする噂の警察犬

西通りで車の事故に巻き込まれた少年を助けて以来、西通りの子供たちに大人気となった警察犬ツァイト。以来、子供たちと一緒に遊んでいる姿もよく見かけられているようだ。犬好きの方は訪ねてみるといいだろう。
【国際】帝国受勲式に皇族出席

先日、エレボニア帝国で受勲式が行われた。ユーゲント皇帝陛下の代理として出席されたオリヴァルト皇子殿下の見守る中、オズボーン宰相の手で軍人・文化人など7名に勲章が授与された。

【レジャー】来たれ、未来の釣聖よ

釣り好きたちの集団《釣公師団》。東通りに支部を構える彼らは、クロスベルの淡水釣りを共に楽しむ仲間を随時募集しているらしい。記念祭の期間中にも、釣りの大会を開催する予定とのこと。興味がある方は参加してみてはいかがだろう。

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