<Everyone please feel free to add news reports concerning their IC exploits to this thread>
This evening, 14 employees of Forge Incorporated, including CEO Christian Troy were taken hostage by the bloodthirsty villain, "The Lash". "The Lash" threatened to murder a hostage an hour until the Forge Inc. sponsored Superhero who takes his name from the company presented himself, unmasked, for what the villain called "Crimes against Lemuria". The Superhero Forge, in company with the French, UNTIL-sponsored heroine "Invincibelle" attended the scene but did not act as the villain expected. In the subsequent scuffle a number of short, pale humanoid creatures were captured, along with the villain herself and two of her strange, tunnelling transport vehicles.
Sources at PRIMUS have confirmed that the captured tech has been transferred to Forge Incorporated for study. The Lash and her minions are due to be transported to Stronghold to await trial.
Mr Troy and the majority of his staff were rescued without injury, a rare event for hostages taken by the bloodthirsty Lash. Mr Troy's PA, Melanie Reed, was the only civilian casualty, having suffered a small laceration to her head and a mild concussion.