A recent spate of illness across Hathian, allegedly caused by a natural gas leak, has attracted the attention of the authorities, who will now visit the city to conduct an investigation into concerns about Hathian’s deteriorating state of health and welfare. The US Department of Health and Human Services were alerted to a growing number of admissions to Hathian General Hospital, which itself recently relocated due to ongoing maintenance issues at the original site.
All of this comes in the wake of the severe flood damage earlier in the year, which many businesses and families are only starting to recover from. One family who have been impacted by both incidents are the Chevalier-Juliesse family, who’s matriarch manages the Gein Burger, which was flooded during the storms. Katiya and Kyril Chevalier-Juliesse (both age 5) were discovered unconscious next to the graveyard in Hathian on Saturday, both suffering from severe natural gas poisoning. They have subsequently been referred to Baton Rouge hospital where they will receive hyperbomic chamber treatment to counteract the long term effects of the poisoning.
One glimmer of hope for the city comes with rumours of potential interest from a large corporation, seeking to investigate the natural gas source. Should Hathian be home to a new natural gas processing plant, it could bring a significant number of new jobs to the city.