Exorcist Headquarters May 30, 2011 16:32:10 GMT -5
Post by Admin Roc on May 30, 2011 16:32:10 GMT -5
(Since this is an original location for a major faction, I figured it deserved some kind of starting description for anyone who ends up roleplaying in this section. Also, if anyone is willing to try their hand at some location art I'd be IMMENSELY grateful!)
Exorcist Headquarters was built to be a gleaming beacon of light.
Constructed on and expanding the previously abandoned Fort Carroll artificial island, this imposing and graceful modern facility is truly a site to behold. The headquarters can be broken down visually into four basic elements: the main tower which houses the paper-pushers and their retinues, dryly named "the communications & orchestration command center" but called "the Spire" by most agents and any higher-up with a sense of pride in the force; the large crescent-shaped structure that encircles it at the base, known as "the Forge" for its vast motor pool, vehicle and weapon construction facilities, training grounds, barracks, all with landing space for a fleet of helicopters on the roof. Beneath it all, dug deep into the expanded island's artificial foundations and even lower, is the high-security super-bunker called "the Cave" -- secrets are hoarded here, guarded jealously by the Exorcists' shadowy Intelligence and Experimentation Division (EID). Finally there's "the Ring", a large network of interconnected floating docks and shipbuilding facilities -- while the Exorcists don't technically have their own navy they do have an amassed fleet of Mazu-class vehicle transports that they use to deploy personnel and resources around the world.
And shining over it all, from forty-five floors and 120 meters above ground, with complex arrays of antennae and communications equipment poking out above it, is a lighthouse. Though functional and certainly useful for the many craft going up and down the Patapsco River, the massive source of 360-degree radiance is primarily a symbol of intent. The words of a Latin inscription, written circularly around the base of the lighthouse-level, get the intended sentiment across with utmost clarity: 'Sub specie aeternitatis, stamus contra malum.', translating as "Under the sight of eternity, we stand against evil."