Many citizens of Bay City look in fear at the map. We can see a new continent emerge between Sansara and Jeoget. With that there will be a direct connection between the two continents. Officials have stated that there is no reason to worry or to take precautionary measures. There is no threat coming from Jeogeot and the chances of something bad happening is extremely low.
|North =Sansara, South = Jeogeot|
As a purely precautionary measure the Sansara home guard has deployed defensive measures at the borders between Sansara and the new continent, and between Sansara and Bay City. Besides that, unknown defences are deployed at various places but officials did not reveal what those are and where.
When Bay City became a successful city, with factories and infrastructure many citizens were living in poverty. Going from day to day without a regular income squatting in sandboxes, parks and sewers.
When Jeogeot was discovered there was a program to relocate the poor and the occasional criminal to colonise Jeogeot. The people were elated with that opportunity and they went there with high hopes.
They unfortunately discovered that the lands were poor, agriculture was nearly impossible. There was no capital and economy to sustain any manufacturing. Jeogeot remained a poor continent for many years.
Occasional visits from Jeogeot colonials did not always go well. There were raids of colonials on the East side of Bay City. The civil defences of Bay City were always able to push them back and the colonials were send back to Jeogeot.
It is suggested that there is active smuggling between Jeogeot and the wealthier parts of the world. Also some claim that criminal activities in Bay City are orchestrated by the colonials.
The Jeogeot gulf harbours an immense naval force and there are plenty of combat airfields around the gulf. Jeogeot colonials like to fight with each other and are well trained in combat.
There is no evidence that Jeogeot colonials pose any direct threat to our Fair City and our way of life. Our culture would be enriched, the workforce is much needed in our factories.
In the near future a direct passage will be possible. Trade opportunities would increase and wealth could improve. Tourism could boom.
Time will tell if the Jeogeot colonials pose any thread to our way of living. We can rely on our defences to protect us if needed. New raids from the Jeogeot colonials are unlikely in these modern times. A good and peaceful passage is in both our interests.
|Sansara Defences at Becalmed|
There is no need to prepare for the worst. Stockpile bread and milk, cans of beans and corned beef. Clean up our life shelter, fill the water tanks with fresh water.
Bay City is far away enough not to get hit by a tsunami when the new continent is connected.
So please stay calm and act normal.
Reporter Vick Forcella
Images T.J.Hooker, Vick Forcella