[FFXV lore thread] Radio broadcasts and newspaper articles

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The lore compiled in this thread consists of the various radio broadcasts and newspaper articles that can be heard and read throughout the game.

I'm certain I've acquired all of the game's radio broadcasts, and fairly confident about the newspaper articles -- but there's always a chance that I've missed some of the latter. If you know of any others, feel free to (i.e. please) let me know.

Also, I've personally verified all of these for accuracy of spelling and punctuation -- even such formatting stuff as italics. As such, this archive is much more accurate than this similar compilation at Reddit, which I discovered was riddled with multiple typos, omissions, misattributions, and other errors.

Still, it was a great starting point and reference for this effort, for which I am thankful. Don't want that to be overlooked.
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Radio broadcasts
-Chapter 1-
Newscaster
Now, the question on everyone's minds: who is Prince Noctis? His hardened features belie a gentle demeanor. He's a kind soul who loves animals and nature. Former schoolmates describe him as well-mannered and well-groomed, noting he graduated top of their class. Word has it he takes time from his princely duties to do community service.

Newscaster
What a fine young man!
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Newscaster
Earlier, His Majesty King Regis addressed the kingdom on the matter of the peace treaty.

Regis
Some among you may regard the terms of this peace with apprehension. You may wonder if your king has forsaken his people, when it is for their very sake I have acted. The lands of Leide, Duscae, and Cleigne shall be ceded to imperial governance, granting us assurance... ...that the people of these regions will be spared any further bloodshed on account of this war. Life will go on, and all will continue to know liberty and prosperity.

Newscaster
An appeal for understanding and support from His Majesty ahead of the signing ceremony. While there is no denying that the impending treaty has been met with a modicum of resistance in the outlands, on the whole, the Lucian populace welcomes the coming peace.
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Newscaster
Emperor Iedolas Aldercapt completed his scheduled tour of the Crown City ahead of the treaty signing ceremony. Although the precise date of the signing has yet to be unveiled, preparations are already well under way. Government officials say they will issue an announcement regarding the ceremony in the coming days.
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[Note: both the broadcast and Chocobros dialogue portions of the following segment play automatically when driving past the Longwythe Rest Area after making the delivery for Cindy; even before that happens, though, the broadcast portion can be heard by itself on an optional basis by listening to radios, as seen/heard at 1:14:56 in this Let's Play video, and then at 37:51 in the following installment of the same Let's Play; both portions of this segment can be seen/heard in this video without the inclusion of additional gameplay or commentary; note that driving past the rest area before the delivery is made will instead trigger a conversation among the Chocobros about Cindy, as seen/heard at 49:08 in this video; the radio broadcast and subsequent conversation about it among Noct and his retinue will still play at this same juncture once the delivery has been made]
Newscaster
For our next story: Lady Lunafreya of Tenebrae has issued an official statement regarding the forthcoming treaty.

Lunafreya
Words cannot express the joy in my heart on receiving word of this coming peace. Nor the pride I take in my betrothal playing a part in this historic moment. On this joyous occasion, some have voiced cause for concern: The fear that I will be unable to fulfill my duties as Oracle. Please rest assured, my marriage will not stand in the way of my calling. You will find me in your towns and villages, as you always have. And I shall continue to bless you all.

Newscaster
Lady Lunafreya will set forth from Tenebrae for her wedding ceremony in the coming days. Please be advised that, during this time alone, her duties as Oracle will be suspended.

Prompto: It's in the treaty?
Ignis: Of course, simple formality.
Gladiolus: One of those "symbol of the peace" deals.
Prompto: So it's more like a...marriage of convenience?
Ignis: Her Ladyship seems nonetheless amenable to the prospect.
Gladiolus: And Noct here likes the idea.
[Noctis sighs]
Prompto: What's that? "I do"?
Noctis: Buzz off.
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Newscaster
The dress is being produced by none other than Vivienne Westwood, Altissa's premier designer. First-rate chefs from around the world have assembled in Altissa to cater the wedding. The team is crafting a menu rich with delicacies, including caviar fresh from the Baia di Celluna. Flowers have also been flown in to fill the bouquet Lady Lunafreya will carry as she walks down the aisle.
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Personality
Today’s guest is no stranger to our program: renowned biological researcher Sania Yeagre!

Sania Yeagre
Hey, there! I’m takin’ on a serious topic this time around: "monster mutation."

Personality
What sort of "mutation"?

Sania Yeagre
Well, recently we’ve observed several specimens not quite a chip off the old species, if you catch my drift. These abnormally strong creatures exhibit violent tendencies—you’ll know if you find one. Just hope it doesn’t find you first. They’re a handful even for our hunters, so steer clear.
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(plays automatically when Noctis and the others reach the hill overlooking Insomnia at chapter's end)
Newscaster
As to ceasefire discussions between the two nations, all provisional terms have been suspended in light of recent developments. Moreover, in the wake of the news of King Regis's death, we've now received word that Crown Prince Noctis and the Oracle Lunafreya have also been pronounced dead.
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-Chapter 2-
Newscaster
No one has yet been able to grasp the extent of the damage, but what can you tell us about the situation in the city?

Commentator
Occasional outbursts still occur around the Citadel, but the imperial forces have successfully quelled most sources of unrest.

Newscaster
Nevertheless, the streets bear the scars of war.

Commentator
Reports have now surfaced that Lucis was itself arming for an offensive, ahead of their clash. This battle may be remembered as the most violent in history.
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Newscaster
Across the land, sylleblossoms from Tenebrae can be seen displayed in memoriam. With no remains to mourn, throngs have gathered in Altissa to pay their respects, many offering prayers at a vigil held before the wedding dress Lady Lunafreya was to wear. While some hold out hope the Oracle still lives, a grim silence continues to linger.
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Lunafreya
Though I am still young, my blood is true. As my mother before me, I’ll work to bring peace to one and all.

Narration
That marked the ascension of the youngest Oracle in history.

Interviewer
Is it hard giving blessings?

Lunafreya
It would be selfish of me to complain of my burden, when so many suffer in wait. I hope they trust I will not rest until they all know solace.

Narration
The world watched on with worry and wonder as the young girl grew.

Interviewer
I understand you have a message for us?

Lunafreya
If you know of any who are bedridden, or unable to come to me… Pray, send word, and I...shall go to them. I follow my calling. I will not halt my steps for anything else.

Narration
In time, her strength would become an inspiration to all.

Interviewer
What is your opinion of the treaty?

Lunafreya
When war has ended, so too will suffering subside. The treaty is a momentous step towards a brighter future. Let there be no doubt: we walk the path of true peace.
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Newscaster
You’ve issued an advisory to all travelers.

Dave
That we did. We’re askin’ everyone to keep indoors come nightfall. If you do need to be out past dark, you’ll wanna make sure there’s a hunter by your side. And that includes night drivin’. Rollin’ up your windows ain’t gonna keep you safe for one second.

Newscaster
We’d like to instruct our listeners in need of protection to dial Hunter Headquarters directly.
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Newscaster
So those out on the road at dusk should seek refuge at a...at a haven?

Dave
No doubt that’s yer best bet right there. Although the Oracle may have left us—may she rest in peace—the havens are holdin’ strong. Just like they did all durin’ those four years after Lady Sylva passed away, and before Lady Lunafreya took up the reins. And just in case, we’ve got hunters patrollin’ the havens and makin’ sure they’re safe, so don’t you worry.
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Newscaster
Growing seismic activity has shaken Duscae of late. A number of tremors, which locals refer to as "Titan’s Snoring," have been recorded in the region. While the area has always been earthquake prone, the recent spike in frequency and intensity has given rise to concerns. The imperial army is currently surveying the Disc of Cauthess, believed to be the epicenter. Be advised, the area will remain closed off until further notice.
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Newscaster
It's your vacation. Why settle for anything less than the absolute best in comfort at the Leville? Enjoy five-star service and make your next getaway unforgettable. Call us to reserve your slice of paradise. Level up your life at the Leville Hotel.
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Newscaster
We are EXINERIS. For generations, we have supported the livelihood of the people of Lestallum, and will continue to provide power for generations to come. EXINERIS Industries, where the light of hope shines ever bright.
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Newscaster
You dream of driving the open road, but what drives you? Passion. Power. Coernix Oil. Stop by your local Coernix Station and ask for Coernix Oil.
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Newscaster
Meldacio Hunter HQ would like to remind you that, in these troubled times, all of us must stand together to protect one another. We do battle with danger to defend the world we live in. Won't you lend us a hand? Drop in to see us at Hunter HQ, or contact your local hunter for more information.
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Kenny Crow
CAW, kids, it's Kenny Crow! Come on down to the Crow's Nest for a mouthful of happiness! Fly down to the original Nest in Old Lestallum for a real treat! Nothin' tastes better than what we make together at the Crow's Nest!
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-Chapter 3-
Newscaster
In the wake of Lady Lunafreya’s passing, thousands have flocked to Fenestala Manor in Tenebrae to pay their respects. Pilgrims have spared no expense, traveling from afar by boat and train. Many expected a eulogy courtesy of Lord Ravus, Lady Lunafreya’s brother and last of the Oracle's line. But Lord Ravus has avoided the view of the public eye since the bloodshed at the signing ceremony, causing many to worry about his well-being.
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Newscaster
Lord Ravus Nox Fleuret was recently appointed imperial high commander. However, due to grievous wounds sustained in the Citadel, he has been recalled to Nifelheim for treatment. Citizens are assured he will resume peacekeeping efforts in Lucis once recovered.
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Newscaster
Looking for super seafood? Look no further than Mother of Pearl in Galdin Quay. The ferry may be out of service, but the head chef assures me the fishing boats still haul in their daily catch. Why sail to Altissia when freshness is a short drive away? Head chef, Coctura Arlund, let me sample a few dishes, and it's true: fresh fish makes for fine eats!
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Newscaster
Monster Watch: Trouble is afoot south of Alstor Slough, with locals reporting another wild behemoth sighting. The beast, known as "Deadeye" due to the scarring on his right pupil, was sighted laying waste to fields neighboring Wiz Chocobo Post late last night, before taking refuge in the nearby Nebulawood.
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(after killing Deadeye)
Newscaster
Deadeye is dead: Duscae's farmers are celebrating the demise of the infamous behemoth who terrorized the region. The predator's insatiable appetite led it to wreak havoc on farms and ravage crops. This hunt followed several unsuccessful attempts by bands of hunters to put an end to the menace. The repeated failures had begun to create a crisis of confidence among beleaguered residents. But it was a different story as the Hunters reported the beast felled by a team of four of their finest. No damage was done to the surrounding area.
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-Chapter 4-
[Note: originally heard on an optional basis by listening to radios during Chapter 2; now plays automatically on a radio outside the Cauthess Coernix Station when Noct and his retinue arrive (depending on how early in the day it is) or when they get up after spending the night in the caravan; note also that responding to the "Listen" prompt that pops up here will actually trigger a cutscene featuring Lunafreya healing people, and then some additional dialogue among both NPCs and the Chocobros; note as well, though, that all of this remains optional, as the player can simply walk away from the radio without so much as listening to the broadcast, as seen at 27:53 in this video]
Lunafreya
Though I am still young, my blood is true. As my mother before me, I’ll work to bring peace to one and all.

Narration
That marked the ascension of the youngest Oracle in history.

Interviewer
Is it hard giving blessings?

Lunafreya
It would be selfish of me to complain of my burden, when so many suffer in wait. I hope they trust I will not rest until they all know solace.

Narration
The world watched on with worry and wonder as the young girl grew.

Interviewer
I understand you have a message for us?

Lunafreya
If you know of any who are bedridden, or unable to come to me… Pray, send word, and I...shall go to them. I follow my calling. I will not halt my steps for anything else.

Narration
In time, her strength would become an inspiration to all.

Interviewer
What is your opinion of the treaty?

Lunafreya
When war has ended, so too will suffering subside. The treaty is a momentous step towards a brighter future. Let there be no doubt: we walk the path of true peace.
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-Chapter 5-
(plays automatically at chapter start)
Newscaster
High Commander Ravus Nox Fleuret issued the following statement regarding the imperial blockades across the region:

Ravus
We believe the insurgents behind the Citadel attack have taken refuge in Duscae. The blockades shall help us root out the criminals. I realize the inconvenience imposed upon the citizenry, but we must each do our part for the good of all.

Newscaster
The high commander also stressed the imperial army would continue its recovery efforts in the Crown City.

(plays automatically after the first broadcast at chapter start; can also be heard again on radios on an optional basis during this chapter)
Newscaster
The frequent quakes which rocked the Duscae and Cleigne regions in recent days have finally quieted. In response, the empire provided the following comment:

Ravus
The cause of the tremors was the Archaean, who had awakened in a fit of rage. The imperial army took swift action and laid the unruly giant to rest, thus averting disaster.

Newscaster
Eyewitness reports confirm Titan has disappeared from the Disc of Cauthess.
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Newscaster
In response to concerns among Cleigne locals over the sudden disappearance of the Meteor from the Disc of Cauthess, Lestallum-based EXINERIS has released a statement assuring continued power supply in all regions. However, due to unstable terrain, investigations of the former Meteor site have stalled, and it may take some tie before the truth is brought to light.
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Navigator
One look out your window's all you need—the rain's comin' down with no sign of stoppin'. First came tremors, and now it's thunderbolts and lightning. If I didn't know better, I'd say the gods were out to get us! Until someone can offer a better explanation, I'm sticking with that. Let's just hope the thunder god doesn't hold a grudge for long. Speaking of grudges, let's move on to Letters from Our Listeners!
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Newscaster
Now for a traffic update:
Imperial blockades continue to impede highway travel. In addition to the north, a new roadblock has been set up along the mountain route in southern Duscae. Interregional travel is now more restricted than ever, with no view as to when normalcy will return.
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Newscaster
The empire has pledged to help repatriate all Crown City refugees who fled amid the chaos at the Citadel. Though the army continues their search for those reported missing, thus far, no leads have been found. Citizens with information are urged to come forward.
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Newscaster
Thunder rings throughout Duscae as showers continue to drench the region. Meteorologists are at a loss as to what caused the sudden surge of storm clouds. The imperial army may be feeling a bit "under the weather," as border enforcement efforts have recently grown quiet.
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Personality
C'mon now—it's not every day a mountain gets up and moves. I'm just thankful the empire was there to make sure no civilians were hurt. Still, you can't help but wonder what happened. The Oracle alone might've known...
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Personality
Today's topic is: Things That Make You Say "Hmmmm." Here's what our first listener had to say: "Callin' Kenny" asks: "Is it me, or is the sun setting really early lately?" What? How is that even possible? This better not be true, or I am just gonna lose it. I can't take being cooped up indoors any longer than I am now!
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(plays automatically after the royal retinue recovers the Regalia from Aracheole Stronghold)
Newscaster
At long last imperial blockades of Duscaen roadways have been removed. The imperial army has also demolished all related facilities erected around the region. The provisional government of Insomnia anticipates increased traffic congestion along most local highways, and encourages all citizens to refrain from any unnecessary travel for the time being.

Prompto: So help me figure this out—that was Luna's brother?
Ignis: The high commander himself—wartime makes for quick promotions.
Gladiolus: Even a son of Tenebrae can rise to the top.
Prompto: But why would he want to lead their army?
Noctis: Who cares?
Ignis: Certainly formidable enough on his own.
Noctis: If Ravus wants power, I'll give him a taste.
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-Chapter 6-
Newscaster
Breaking news from Accordo: First Secretary Camelia Claustra spoke at a press conference earlier... ...announcing that Lady Lunafreya is currently in the custody of Altissian officials.

Camelia
I can confirm we have Lady Lunafreya in our care. The people of Accordo, saddened by the rumors of the Oracle's passing, can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Though she is weary from her trials, I am happy to report she is well.

Newscaster
Citing safety concerns during the Lucian peace talks, Secretary Claustra stressed the need for pragmatism in negotiating the Oracle's repatriation.
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(originally played automatically near the end of Chapter 5; can now be heard on radios during Chapter 6)
Newscaster
At long last imperial blockades of Duscaen roadways have been removed. The imperial army has also demolished all related facilities erected around the region. The provisional government of Insomnia anticipates increased traffic congestion along most local highways, and encourages all citizens to refrain from any unnecessary travel for the time being.
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Newscaster
A new development has surfaced in the story of the raid on Aracheole Stronghold. The army has reportedly seized four male suspects in Lestallum and transferred them to the empire for further questioning. Pressed about rumors of the reportedly deceased Lucian crown prince's involvement in the attack, an imperial spokesperson passed them off as absurd.
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Newscaster
So you mean the high commander's left arm is completely artificial?

Commentator
Yes, that's what "prosthetic" means. I assume he had it made while undergoing treatment back in the empire. It seems they imbued the arm with magitek, the same technology they use to power their entire nation—technology they appropriated from an ancient civilization. The point is that the arm's not just for show—it packs a pretty punch, pardon the pun.
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Newscaster
High Commander Fleuret departed Lestallum this morning, having completed his tour of the Lucian continent. Occupation forces will nevertheless remain in Lucis, defending imperial garrisons. The imperial army pledges to ensure the safety of Lucian citizens via strict regulation of interregional travel.
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Navigator
Good news for all of you Duscae locals depressed by these downpours: They're done! Mr. Golden Sun is back in town now that the atmospheric anomaly has abated. And if my previous theory about the rain holds any water, that means our friend the thunder god has probably taken a nap. We've endured earthquakes and storms—what could be next? If you ask this supernatural speculator: the flood!
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Newscaster
I must admit, I'm rather unfamiliar with the Hydraean outside of what I've read about her in the Cosmogony.

Commentator
Well, that's something we have in common. She's been asleep for years. No one alive has ever seen her. But, given the Archaean's awakening, it's not beyond reason that the sea goddess could follow suit. And if she does, o-ho look out—the legends tell of a wrathful spirit with no love for mankind.

Newscaster
Altissa could be in for a disaster on the order of what we saw at the Disc.
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Newscaster
The high commander insisted that the late King Regis gifted him with the glaive as a gesture of goodwill before the signing, denying claims it was taken as a spoil of war afterward. With armistice talks tabled indefinitely, suspicions of the high commander run high, many alleging he pilfered the blade after the king was slain. But official media deems this version of events to be false.
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-Chapter 7-
[No broadcasts to be heard]
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-Chapter 8-
Newscaster
In the wake of the recent raid on the empire's own Fort Vaullerey situated right here in Cleigne, Caligo Ulldor, commander of the Lucis Garrison's Fifth Division, was released yesterday from an imperial hospital after receiving medical treatment. As of this morning, the commander has returned to Lucis and resumed his duties.
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Newscaster
Reports have surfaced suggesting the "dead" may indeed walk among us. Crown Prince Noctis was believed to have perished in the terrorist attack on the Citadel. There have, however, been reports that the prince had departed the Crown City ahead of time and was not present on the day of the ceremony. Moreover, eyewitness accounts of the prince riding in the late king's car in Lucis have fueled hope for the anti-imperial factions.
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Newscaster
The imperial army has released a statement regarding its involvement in a recent civilian murder in Lestallum. According to the explanation provided by the army's official correspondent, on the morning of the incident, an imperial commander was patrolling the area outside the Leville Hotel. A Lucian man assaulted him from behind. The assailant would not desist, forcing the commander to wield his weapon in self-defense.
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Newscaster
The recent daemon outbreak in Lestallum has been officially put to rest. Generators inside the EXINERIS power plant incurred damages, pulling them offline temporarily. Today, the corporation formally announced that repairs were complete and all generators were back up. Even as inspections were conducted, unaffected generators continued to supply power to the grid, and thus far, there have been no reports of outages resulting from the incident.
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Newscaster
In other news, the recent thunderstorms have precipitated some unexpected consequences in Duscae. The stones sealing off Fociaugh Hollow, at the region's center, have collapsed due to the heavy rainfall. The Hunters wasted no time investigating the newly opened cavern, and already they report daemon sightings. Locals are urged to keep away from the cavern at night.
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Newscaster
In today's Monster Watch update, the zu roosting atop the Rock of Ravatogh has flown the coop. Eyewitness accounts report the gargantuan bird has been taking flight with an increasing frequency while exhibiting erratic behavior. Some allege the Zu even unleashed an intimidating screech, atypical of such a gentle creature. Biologists are baffled, yet some suspect the recent rains and seismic phenomena as possible causes for the zu's change in temperament.
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Personality
Next up, "Eyes of EXINERIS" asks, "How come High Commander Fleuret's got a fake arm?" Our listeners always ask the tough questions—but we've got the answers! It all stems from an injury at the signing ceremony. The arm itself was created with state-of-the-art technology—the same kind the empire uses in their magitek infantry. Speaking of which, did you know those troopers aren't human? It turns out every one of them is an empty, soulless robot!
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-Chapter 9-
(plays automatically as the boat to Altissia enters the waterway leading into the city)
Newscaster
The government issued a statement promising that the reasons behind awakening the Hydraean would be clarified in the ceremonial address.

Prompto: Got a signal!

Newscaster
Delivering the address will be Lady Lunafreya, who was previously reported dead. This will mark her first public appearance since the violence that befell the signing ceremony.

Prompto: Lady Lunafreya's gonna give a speech?
Gladio: Sounds like it.
Cid: Lord knows—this world could use some wisdom.
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Newscaster
Niflheim's military has mobilized an enormous inbound fleet, preparing a number of imperial dreadnoughts for departure. Chancellor Izunia and High Commander Fleuret recently met with First Secretary Claustra in Altissia, but there is no clear indication of any ties between the talks and the deployment. Lady Lunafreya will deliver her address as scheduled.
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Newscaster
Altissian officials are hard at work on reopening the altar of the slumbering sea goddess. Access to the area around the shrine is currently restricted to government personnel only. The Piazza Yureil will also be closed to the public ahead of Lady Lunafreya's address. Officials will be sealing off the plaza to secure the area and ensure the safety of all in attendance.
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Newscaster
Designer Vivienne Westwood is saying "yes" to the dress once again. In celebration of Lady Lunafreya's return, the boutique will maintain its exhibition of her bridal gown. Originally, the shop displayed the dress in memory of the signing ceremony tragedy at the Citadel. However, the exhibit has been extended indefinitely thanks to unprecedented worldwide popular demand, devotees gathering from far and wide.
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-Chapter 10-
Newscaster
High Commander Fleuret has been deemed accountable for Altissia's tragedy and sentenced to execution. Lord Ravus Nox Fleuret was promoted to the imperial army's top post amid the turmoil of the failed peace talks. The high commander's primary responsibility was restoring stability to Lucis. Yet his campaign against the Hydraean ended in disaster, incurring monumental losses for the empire... ...and collateral damage to the area.
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Newscaster
In the wake of the Tidemother's wrath, the government of Accordo has declared a state of national emergency.

Camelia
On behalf of the nation, I would like to express our relief that King Noctis has survived. The towering waves that swept over Altissia left great destruction in their wake. It will take time to rebuild our lives. That said, the damage done to our fair capital would have been far more severe were it not for the aid of the king and the Oracle.

Newscaster
First Secretary Claustra also pledged the government would continue its search for Lady Lunafreya, whose current whereabouts remain unknown.
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-Chapter 11-
[No broadcasts to be heard]
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-Chapter 12-
Navigator
You're saying the Hunters are on high alert?

Dave
That's right, what with all them scholarly folks talkin' 'bout the nights growin' longer. They been lookin' into this for awhile, and they ain't once recorded a day with more sunlight than the last. Ain't no tellin' when night'll fall an' the daemons'll come out, so we recommend y'all take extra care.

Navigator
I shudder to think that if the nights keep growing longer, there may soon come a day that won't be day at all.
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Navigator
So according to your research, Ms. Yeagre, this phenomenon of the nights growing longer is by no means a recent development.

Sania
Not at all! The change was just too subtle for anyone to notice 'til recently. It took three extra hours of darkness for people to panic, and now it's completely irregular. The other day, we got half an hour more night. Day's days are numbered, I tell ya.
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-Chapter 13-
Dave
As of yesterday, we done opened the gates of Lestallum to any and all refugees. Don't matter where you come from—all ya'll are welcome. We're one people now. Y'all're in need of an escort, give us a holler at HQ and we'll dispatch a hunter right away. It's dangerous to go alone. I'd also like to take this opportunity to ask the people of Lestallum to embrace your fellow man and treat 'em with the respect we all deserve. Lestallum's the only light left. Darkness may have consumed the skies, but don't let it consume your hearts.
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Newscaster
So you're saying anyone can become a hunter, regardless of where they're from or what they can do.

Ezma
Precisely. Right now, we need all the help we can get.

Newscaster
But I think a lot of our listeners are worried that "help" involves putting their own lives in danger.

Ezma
Simply reporting that danger to a senior hunter at HQ is good enough. We all work together as a team to keep the peace. We would never send new recruits on life-threatening missions. We start recruits off on small tasks, such as keeping watch over a neighborhood.

Newscaster
I'm sure our listeners will be relieved to hear that.
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Newscaster
The research lab has been devoid of human life for several weeks. Daemons once kept in captivity have been sighted outside the compound, suggesting a security breach. An outbreak could have dire implications for Gralea's city center, and all communications with the facility are still down. Meanwhile, the imperial railway remains paralyzed, and services within Accordo suspended.
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-Chapter 13, Verse 2-
Newscaster
This is the Imperial Security Bureau. A situation has arisen in several research sectors. All civilians must relocate to their designated refuge stations immediately. Failure to evacuate will result in incarceration or other appropriate disciplinary procedures. This emergency broadcast will repeat until the situation has been resolved. The Imperial Security Bureau thanks you for your cooperation.

Gladiolus: You think that "situation" is us...or something else?
Ignis: The latter, I presume. Whatever it is must be a matter of considerable scale to warrant such a warning. Keep your ears open. These broadcasts may help us understand what's going on outside.
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Newscaster
This is a status report from the Imperial Defense Force. The daemon outbreak stemming from several research facilities has been suppressed in most areas. Magitek infantry units have been deployed to remaining sectors. The situation is under control. For your safety, a temporary curfew is imposed on all areas. Your cooperation is required to ensure the security of yourself and other civilians.

Gladiolus: They've got their hands full. Bet they never thought their little "pets" would bust outta their cages.
Ignis: I doubt even the daemons could simply escape from such a secure facility. It's more likely their "master" set them free.
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Newscaster
This is the Imperial Security Bureau. A state of emergency has been declared, effective immediately. Movement out of and around the city is restricted at this time. All civilians must relocate to their designated refuge stations and await further instruction. Civilians who fail to comply with official bureau directives will be subject to incarceration or other appropriate disciplinary procedures. This emergency broadcast will repeat until the situation has been resolved. The Imperial Security Bureau thanks you for your cooperation.

Gladiolus: They've got nowhere to run.
Ignis: And, at this point, no one left to protect them, either.
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Imperial soldier
Calling all frequencies—hey. Hey! Is anybody out there? ...Anybody who hasn't turned yet? Anybody? This is—no, forget it. What does it matter? Only a matter of time until I turn just like everyone else did. He was right. "Ain't long until the empire falls—and when she does, it'll hit like a ton of bricks." Should've taken his advice and got out when I had the chance. Y'hear that, Callux? You were right. Go on—tell me, "I told you so." Sorry I won't be able to pick up my tab.

Gladiolus: Think anyone else heard that?
Ignis: If they did, I suspect they're no longer human enough to sympathize.
Gladiolus: Whole place has gone to hell...
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Gladiolus: All the rest is probably just fake news.
Ignis: Assuming all of what we heard is true.
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Newspaper articles
-Opening narration of "Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV"-
LUCIS WITHDRAWS
NIFLHEIM CALLS FOR SURRENDER IN TERRITORIES​
For 120 years, the force wall stood tall. Yet the six score of silence the royal house of Lucis had built would come crashing down as the nation was dragged back into the grips of this war, which has ended in defeat once again for the kingdom.
As King Morus has reduced the radius of the wall in order to concentrate its protective energy, Emperor Iedolas Aldercapt of Niflheim has called for the surrender of the outlying cities and settlements.
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NIFLHEIM ATTACK ON GALAHD:
A SHOW OF FORCE?
Galahd was raided by imperial forces late last night, according to reports.
The Crown City dispatched forces upon hearing of the attack, but the damage was nevertheless devastating, and the number of casualties reported has risen steadily with the morning sun.
Galahd resisted the imperial call for surrender after the wall was withdrawn, but had not seen hostilities in the 18 years leading up to last night.
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-Third news clipping on the wall of Nyx Ulric's apartment in "Kingsglaive"-
KING REGIS
FORGES “KINGSGLAIVE” IN THE
ASHES OF GALAHD

King Regis has formally invited brave volunteers from Galahd to take residence in Insomnia and serve in his royal guard—the Kingsglaive.

A representative of Galahd voiced the citizens’ commitment to resistance one month in the wake of a devastating invasion.

King Regis praised this commitment, promising regular provisions and patrols to Galahd in turn.
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-Chapter 1-
(newspaper advertisement; on the table in the Mini Mart at Hammerhead before completing the "The Mutant Marauder" quest)
Interested in an inspection? Haul her down to Hammerhead!
We pride ourselves on attention to detail. No job too small!

Prompto: You're so studious!
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(on the table in the Mini Mart at Hammerhead after completing the "The Mutant Marauder" quest)
Monster Mutation!? Dangerous Dualhorns!
Something strange is happening to the beasts!
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(on a suitcase in the parking lot at Galdin Quay)
House Fleuret Goes High Fashion:
Lady Lunafreya's Wedding Dress
Designed by Vivienne Westwood!

Ignis: A feature on the wedding.
Prompto: Get a load of Lady Lunafreya's dress!
Gladiolus: That's some fancy fabric work. Bet the groom can't wait to see it on his bride-to-be.
Prompto: He's not the only one. She's gonna be an absolute knockout!
Ignis: The dress is bespoke, of course, and comes courtesy of one of Altissia's most foremost fashion designers.
Gladiolus: Bet the food's gonna be pretty damn fancy, too.
Noctis: Meh, as long as it's something I can eat.
Ignis: As opposed to dissect.
Prompto: Royally embarrassing. I can't wait to taste some Altissian seafood!
Gladiolus: Galdin's famous for fish, too.
Noctis: Fish sounds good.
Ignis: So does a balanced meal.
Prompto: How 'bout we try some local surf?
Noctis: How 'bout we catch some ourselves?
Gladiolus: We got bigger fish to fry.
Ignis: He's right. In case you forgot, we came here to cast off, not cast a line.
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-Chapter 3-
(on a table in the Burbost Souvenir Emporium's Shop & Cafe)
Maidenwater Levels Falling for First Time in Years
Experts Blame Heavy Rains in Duscae
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-Chapter 10-
(on a seat during the train ride to Cartanica)
The Passing of the Oracle
The Oracle, Lady Lunafreya of Tenebrae, lost her life when her summoning of the Hydraean went terribly awry. Lady Lunafreya was swept under the Altissian waves alongside her fiancé, Crown Prince Noctis of Lucis, Despite falling unconscious for several days, the prince made a miraculous recovery and is currently being treated.
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(on a seat during the train ride to Cartanica)
The Tree of Caestino
Scientists have yet to provide a sound explanation as to why the resource-rich Fodina Caestino has been overrun by an enormous tree. Some experts insist, however, that this floral phenomenon may have been a paranormal prelude to the awakening and annihilation of the gods.
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-Chapter 12-
(on a seat during the train ride into the Ghorovas Rift)
Fall of the Empire?
After his forces suffered crippling casualties against the Hydraean in Altissia, High Commander Ravus Nox Fleuret was sentenced to capital punishment. However, the imperial army has yet to appoint a successor to the late Lord Fleuret. Moreover, waves of magitek troopers gone haywire have fled Haulhex Armory and begun assaulting the citizenry. Could this be the karmic retribution of those who turned their backs on the gods?
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-Episode Prompto-
(on a desk in the room where Prompto awakens early in the episode)
A New Hope
Construction finished today on the First Magitek Production Facility. Rising military star and leading authority on magitek Verstael Besithia has been selected to oversee the plant's operation. Reports say Besithia will relinquish his field duties in order to serve at the compound full-time.

Date of Publication: M.E. 723-XI-26th
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My wife overheard that line and gave me a very queer look.
 
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