Mystery man observed in the hood!
5, 2003 - by Bimbo Nobrain Loveless
Travelling shows and magical
nomads - strange things are going on in many hoods these days! Crops stolen
at night, and a mysterious package delivery. Simmerville Hood Council asks
all residents to take their precautions!
Juliana Valentino had a private door to door campaign over the past days,
visiting nearly all the Simmerville households. In addition all households
have now received a letter with a warning concerning the mysterious stranger
who is leaving packages at everyone's door. The package is supposed to
contain demo products from a SimCity company named MagiCo, but Mrs Valentino
think it is against all security rules accepting a foreign company to deliver
stuff that innocent sim families never did order.
- Who knows what can
be the consequences of such a delivery? What if the package contained a
bomb? Or if kids found it before the parents get aware of the delivery
and ate the content?
Mrs Juliana Valentino is
disappointed that nobody asked the Hood Council before this massive delivery.
- We would then have
been able to inform the residents in advance and nobody would need to be
worried, she states. - We would simply not have permitted it!
what shall local residents do if they get this mysterious delivery?
Mrs Valentino has the answer:
- Sell all the content
right away! It's worth about §500 that can be spent on much better
products! There is a limited market for such items, but it can be sold
in the ordinary way if you are in a so-called "buy mood". It's no secret
that MagiCo's main target group is magicians and sims who do spells etc
that are against most community laws. Magic is not legal at all, and anyone
practising magic in the public will most likely get arrested! These things
are too dangerous to play with!
MagiCo's Magical Starter
I couldn't resist contacting
MagiCo, the company that delivered the packages, and on the phone I met
their general manager; let's just call him the "mystery man". I asked him
why they give out all the demo products for free - there got to be a catch?
- We are experiencing
a rapidly growing interest in traditional magic and our customers are often
found in the most average homes of the most average neighborhood. Your
neighbour might already be on our list!
We do deliver the Magical
Starter Kit for free. It is an invitation to try our line of magical products
for the home. The package includes everything you need to get started.
magic is considered illegal by law!
- Yes it is, but we don't
encourage sims to practice these things in
public, and anyone who
like to keep our products will keep them hidden. The neighborhood is not
the arena for magicians, but Magic Town is.
with the delivery of their demo products, MagiCo has invited a cab company
to provide balloon travels to this community they have built at the edge
of town. According to the "Mysterious Man" the area actually started when
merchants and carnivals arrived some time ago, bringing with them a menagerie
of strange, spooky and even magical things.
- Magic Town offers the
old days' carnival atmosphere, with amusing funfair rides as well as various
shops for the whole family, and you can also buy remedies - I mean ingredients
- for - ehm, for baking and cooking, for instance. You don't need to go
there, but we give you the opportunity to choose.
MagiCo didn't ask the local Hood Council for permission?
- We didn't? Well, of
course we did! We sent a telepathic mantra to your spokes sim the other
night telling her to return it if she was against our plans. As we heard
nothing, we took that as a clear yes!
In addition to the package
delivieries, there have been reported several cases of vegetables being
stolen during the night. Farmers think it's the travelling show groups
who steal all the vegetables. It means a great economic loss to the local
farmers. It has been reported that even pets' food bowls have been emptied
1. Did you receive
2. Did you see
who delivered it?
3. What did you
do about it?
Rabarabra Simpley, 2 Simmer Lane
1. Not yet.
2. Yes, I mean no.
3. I don't understand the
Gulla Tammer, 63 Mervil Highway
1. Yes, I got it early in
the morning during the Halloween days, so I was used to kids ringing the
door bell all the time for candy.
2. You don't rush to open
the door when it is a constant thing, so I took my time and when I opened
the door there was nobody there, but a huge packet.
3. I love packets, so I
opened it, but I got rid of all the content. It looked like crap! I kept
the end table though, and some butter which I guess it would have melted
JB, 80 Crumplebottom Court
1. Yes, one morning it was
2. No idea.
3. I got rid of it without
even opening it. We had already received the letter from the Hood Council.
S. Swims, 79 Crumplebottom Court
1. Yes, we got it.
2. Actually, I did. I was
standing in front of our house waiting for Crawl, as the entire family
was going to Old Town. I was talking with one of the children when a strange
looking man walked up to our house. I expected him to wait long enough
for me to finnish my conversation with my child, but he left the packet
and left. He wore a large pinkish jacket and was a bit chubby. I think
he had a tiny beard, too. He disappeared so quickly, I didn't notice much,
and the children didn't see him at all.
3. When we returned back
home the kids opened it before I reached it. That really made me angry
because I didn't know if it would be safe for them. Then we returned it
all except some small stuff that I might use in the kitchen.
Rose, 53 Ingleside Road
1. Yes, I put it up in the
3. Will check the
content later on. My wife Rose and I don't believe in magic so we will
probably trash it all.