Chapter 1:

Prologue: Civil Danger Alert

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Channel 77's logo appears, contrasting against a dark blue background, followed by a list of the night's programming.

TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE

3:30 AM: Paid Programming

4:00 AM: Nightly News

4:30 AM: Weather Service

5:00 AM: Rosette Masquerade

6:00 AM: ----------------

The screen cuts to black, interrupted by a high-pitched electronic screech. An erratic beeping follows as the message displays.

EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

THIS IS NOT A TEST

CIVIL DANGER ALERT IN EFFECT

PLEASE STAND BY FOR FURTHER NOTICE FROM CALIFORNIA STATE AUTHORITIES

The display crackles with static.

WARNING: REPORTS OF AN UNIDENTIFIED SKYBOUND EVENT

THERE IS A CIVIL THREAT

THE UNITED STATES IS UNDER ATTACK BY AN UNKNOWN ENEMY

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY AND SURVIVAL

SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY

LOCK ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS

The broadcast is briefly cut as the earth trembles with a massive shock.

The black screen flashes with static, then shines a bright red as the electronic beeping grows in pitch, and a new message appears.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DELCARED A GLOBAL EMERGENCY BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

REMAIN INDOORS

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INVESTIGATE QUAKES

THEY ARE HERE

AVOID THEIR EYES

IF THEY SEE YOU

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The broadcast cuts to crashing static, before one final message appears.

THE GIANTS HAVE ARRIVED.

WE BEGIN OUR BROADCAST DAY.

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