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Postby Balashov » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:02 am

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Bombing in Lawrenceburg Kills 237, 300+ Wounded

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SWAT Officers secure bomb site



By: Justik Prunav
06/24/2016


A series of massive explosions rocked the industrial city of Lawrenceburg early Sunday afternoon. At 1:07 pm CBST, the Royal Provincial Building was destroyed by several powerful detonations. The initial blasts are believed to have killed approximately 55 people with the remaining deaths caused by the structural collapse of the building.

The damage caused by the explosions was not limited to just the RPB. Shockwaves from the blast blew out windows in the surrounding area as well as structural damage to several buildings, which have been evacuated at this time.

Currently, the death count sits at 237 people and it may continue to rise with 300+ in intensive care in the surrounding hospitals and medical centers. The Police nor the Royal Investigative Service have released a cause behind the explosions. Many witnesses describe the explosions as shocking and purposeful in nature.

One woman, who asked to stay anonymous, said "I really have no clue. I saw the entire thing from down the street, from where I was eating lunch. I saw just traffic sitting there at a red light then all of a sudden, BOOM! A huge fiery flash of light covered the street and a loud boom rocked throughout the city. After it died down, I looked up and saw black smoke billowing out from a crater where I assume the explosion was. The face of RPB was destroyed, rubble everywhere, glass in the street. People were screaming, bodies were strewn about, and it looked like a scene from a war movie. I was still recovering when another explosion went off on the other side of the building. I don' know who would do something like this but, I just am hurting right now emotionally. We all are."

When reached for comment, Lawrenceburg Police Spokesperson Altus Ilioak gave little information at this time, as they do not know a whole lot. "At this time, we ask for the nation and world's thoughts and prayers for all those affected. We are still conducting search and rescue missions in the rubble of the RBC. Our firefighters, police officers, and just general citizens are working long hours to locate survivors. We ask that any and all who can donate blood, time, clothes, food, and water please do so. We must unite as a country against the threats we face in this world."

The Royal Office of the King released a statement on the bombing:


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The Royal Kingdom of Balashov
The Royal Office of the King
Official Press Release

"Long live his Glory, the King"



We CONDEMN these cowardice attacks against our great kingdom and we will rally around our people and our crown. It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this statement. So many of our great and noble people lost their lives and so many great and noble people lost loved ones. It is a great act of cowardice to attack innocent civilians. These attacks on the great city of Lawrenceburg and our great nation are terrorist attacks and will be treated as a declaration of war against the Crown. Justice will be served, retribution will be attained.


With a heavy heart,

King Zuri I


This is the second major attack on Lawrenceburg recently. Last week, the Black Bones killed two civilians in a suburban shopping mall before a police officer shot the perpetrators. The Royal Provincial Building was the provincial seat of power up in the north. It housed the government offices for many different ministries and employed around 700 people within.



I plan on this rp evolving from news articles to something more later. For now however, you may respond with communiques, your own news articles, condemnations or approvals, have some of your own citizens killed in the bombing, even maybe having some scenes in your own country. Just anything goes really. I also will have an OOC up later if this gets enough attention to have sign ups and what not. But for now, I really don't care who responds, please just make it decent and no godmodding, warping, one liners (especially refrain from one liners please) etc., etc. Ya know, the usual rp rules. If you have any questions or you really wanna take this deeper, feel free to shoot me a tg I'm sure we can figure out something. Thanks.
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Postby Peclopilis » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:59 am

Arthur cirk [Prime minister of Peclopilis] seeing this dreadful act sends foreign aid helpers and sent a message to Balashov with a request to help rebuild the building
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Postby Balashov » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:14 pm

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Black Bones claim credit in Aftermath

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First Responders sift through the rubble



By: Aiden Kovonovsky
06/24/2016

In the aftermath of the bombing of the Royal Provincial Building, an unsettling truth has become known. Late tonight, the Black Bones released a propaganda video claiming credit for the attack which has killed up to 245 already, with many more receiving medical treatment.

In the video, the terrorist organization's leader, Romulov Novak, claimed credit for the attack. In his chilling interview, he announced that two men by the codenames of Bear and Eagle had detonated the bombs. He warned the nation of Balashov, saying this would not be the last attack if their demands were not met.

The Black Bones were long thought eliminated as a credible threat to the peace, security, and harmony of the Royal Kingdom after the government crackdown on them. However, it seems that a resurgence in radical thinking has again made waves in the blue-collar Northern province.

The Ministry of Defense released a statement on the source of the terror attack: "The remnants of the Black Bones continue to instill fear into the hearts and minds of innocent Balashovians. This attack further proves that they do not care for the people but rather advancing their own personal goals of waging a terror war against the Crown. Any attack on civilians is an act of terror and an act of cowardice. The Royal Crown again will take a no-nonsense stand against the Black Bones and bring justice for all those who lost their lives or loved ones. We will not stop until justice has been served and will not stop until the Black Bones no longer pose a threat to the Royal Kingdom of Balashov."

Lawrenceburg Police spokesperson Altus Ilioak spoke at a press conference this afternoon. He specified that the bombs had been planted inside of moving trucks and it is believed that fertilizer or some other common chemical was used as a catalyst for the explosions. He again stressed the importance of coming together as a nation in light of the attacks and urged all citizens of Balashov to understand the terror the Black Bones have instilled in us. "The Black Bones are nothing more than a fear-mongering group who aim to control using scare tactics. Do not play into their strategy nor give in to their ideas. They are a menace upon society who do not care about the Balashovian citizen; they only care to further their goals and expand their power and influence. We must come together as a nation and reject their tactics of instilling fear. We must continue to live on with our lives and continue to prosper as a nation. As soon as we succumb to fear, we will lose."

International aid has begun to come in. Foreign monetary aid has begun to flow into the Royal Kingdom as well as aid workers from many countries, including Peclopilis. Search and Rescue missions continue as first responders diligently look for survivors of the bombing.
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Postby Balashov » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:03 pm

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Government arrests 59, kills 7 suspected Black Bones in largest crackdown in years

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Royal Guardsmen raid suspected Black Bones safehouse



By: Abby Minowik
06/25/2016

The Royal Government conducted one of the largest crackdowns on anti-Crown thinking in national history today. The Royal Guard conducted raids across the Kingdom today, arresting 59 suspected terrorists and killing 7. This is a counter-offensive against the Black Bones, a terrorist organization responsible for the bombing of the Royal Provincial Building which killed 245 people so far.

Early this morning in a well-timed simultaneous maneuver, teams of Guardsmen raided known safe houses across the Kingdom. For the most part, the raids were swift and clean, leaving the inhabitants of the safe houses no time to put up a fight. In the situations where the Black Bones were able to fight back, the firefights lasted only minutes. The Royal Guardsmen sustained no casualties and limited the deaths of the suspects to 7.

General Daniel Aluz, commander of the Royal Guardsmen, spoke today at a press-conference in the capital, Vlasnok. "As promised, the Crown responded quickly and diligently to the terror threats against us. The Black Bones made the mistake of reemerging from the shadows where they belong and paid the price for it. As King Zuri promised; justice will be served. Our efforts to rid the kingdom of the Black Bones will continue and we will continue to interrogate those captured today."

The raids today proved to be quite successful. 66 suspected terrorists were removed from the general population as well as plenty of weapons, bombs, chemicals, and a total of 1.3 million Buloks.

Rescue and clean-up efforts are still underway in Lawrenceburg, as survivors continue to emerge from the rubble. Provincial Governor Stefan Grigorian spoke today outside the Ministry of the Interior, thanking all the volunteers from around Balashov and the world alike. "As dark as times are right now, there is one light we can all look to for hope. That light offers us solace as we turn to face the unspeakable tragedy that our great kingdom has endured. That light is the outpouring of compassion and help that has emerged from all corners of Balashov and the rest of the world. We have aid workers from St. Litnia and the Southern mountains, medical volunteers from Rollograd and the great plains to the west. We have people serving food from Crimik, Yotsl, Vlasnok. Our Kingdom has rallied around its people and the world has taken notice. We now have Peclopilians pulling the survivors out of the rubble, handing out blankets, food, and water, and providing invaluable medical aid in our medical centers. This sight gives me hope for the future of Lawrenceburg, hope for the future of Balashov, and hope for the future of the world. It offers me solace in these dark times and I hope it can offer it to you also. Thank you for your time."
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Postby Balashov » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:23 pm

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Government begins Executions of Black Bones

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Royal Supermax Prison in the heart of the Yalur Mountains



By: David Priskov
06/29/2016

Executions for the fifty-nine arrested Black Bones are set to begin next week on July 3rd, at the Royal Supermax Prison. These executions come after the June 24th bombing of the Royal Provincial Building in Lawrenceburg and the subsequent government crackdown on anti-crown sentiment.

Argus Iliovan, spokesperson for the Royal Office of the King, spoke today at a press conference in the Golden Palace. "Sunday marks the beginning of justice for the lives destroyed by the Black Bones. Executions begin with the death of Yuzi Adak, the regional commander of the Northern Province Black Bones. He admitted to being the mastermind behind the bombings and authorizing the attack, which under Penal Code 7.82a, charges with him with 247 counts of first degree murder, along with the charges of High Treason against the Crown, Compliance with a Known Terrorist Organization, among others. His execution will be publicly televised and played on the Royal Broadcasting Channel at 8am on Sunday. Executions of the rest of the captured Black Bones will follow summarily."

A reporter from Vlasnok Central News then asked, "How have all the suspected been tried and convicted within four days of the arrests? This seems like a very quick turnaround."

Mr. Illiovan responded, "All these terrorists have pleaded guilty to all charges presented against them in expedited High Treason Courts. You are right in the view that this is a very quick turnaround. However, it shows the efficiency of the Royal Balashovian Judicial System and will begin to bring justice to all affected by the bombings."

This Sunday will mark the largest execution of convicted felons in Royal History. General Daniel Aluz, commander of the Royal Guardsmen predicted that the number of executions will continue to rise as his teams continue to raid Black Bone safe houses across the nation. Their efforts have been relentless as several more suspected members have been arrested. Several have also been caught trying to escape the Kingdom through many of the entry points.

Back in Lawrenceburg, the death count continues to rise as search and rescue teams continue their efforts. Two bodies, who's identities have not been released publicly, were found within the ruins. More people remain unaccounted for within the rubble as teams predict the death count to rise even higher. Candlelight vigils are being held nightly across the Kingdom as all Balashovians continue to mourn for the lost.
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