The base is very solidly built in order to withstand hurricanes. It contains numerous electronic, computer and chemical labs as well as extensive machine shops. The Northwest end of the facility contains an underground hangar where helicopters and the like may be stored. The Southeast portion of the facility houses a dock designed to protect its boats from hurricane level winds and waves. The base is plugged into the South Carolina power grid, but it has several alternate power sources; under water hydro electric plants take advantage of local currents to produce power (the Northwest tower is accessable via underwater tunnel), and there are a four high-efficiency solar panels mounted on the roofs.
The facility has been modified to easily accomodate well over a dozen men and women in a series of well appointed suites. The facilities has numerous recreational and training facilities as well.
|Tang's Shuttle: An alien
originally by the mantis-like being known as Tang, the shuttle was
by the Communist Chinese government in covert operations. The
is capable of multi-mach speeds and contains a stealth capability
by any government on Earth. It is able to become entirely
visually as well as being undetectable both by radar and heat sensing
systems. The ship is also very quiet (click on images to
According to Tang the shuttle was not employed very much outside
atmosphere, as only Tang could pilot it (a fiction he perpetrated to
his survival) and the government did not wish for him to leave the
under any circumstances. The new human-centric control interfaces
are-theorhetically-intuitive and easy to operate, although as they are
essentially Earth technology wedded to alien it would make sense for a
very experienced pilot to handle the craft.
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|Hovercraft: Endeavor Inc. has
two of these
high capacity hovercraft that are designed for quick evacuation in the
event of an emergency. Their main purpose, however, is to ferry
to and from the mainland ten miles away. Each hovercraft has a
bed that can hold tons of cargo or vehicles, and their high-efficiency
jet engines as well as ultra-stable fan bed allow them to navigate the
rough Atlantic waters. An emergency back up feature is the
curtain; if necessary, compressed air can fill a rubber bladder all
the edge of the hovercraft, turning it into a large pontoon boat.
|Jump Chopper: Designed as a
for the military, the jump chopper was supposed to be a reconnaisance
for the United States Army. However, the advent of remote
craft made the concept of a small helicopter obsolete and the two
Both jump choppers are constructed of ultra-lightweight materials as well as being coated with layers of a high efficiency bullet resistant material. They have a range of just over a hundred miles and can carry two passengers.
|David Sutherland: A decorated
sergeant, Sutherland had to retire from active service after the Extra
Dimensional Invasion, when he suffered numerous injuries during the
in Ireland to resist the Fir Bolg. He lost the index finger of
right hand and two toes on his right foot, as well as serious burns
the right side of his body. While he was upset at his early
David pursued physical rehabilitation with a will and made an excellent
recovery. He joined a security firm and acted as a bodyguard, and
his sharp eye, excellent reflexes and good judgement made him well
among peers and his good humor popular with clients. When he was
offered to become chief of security for Endeavor Inc. David accepted
to the new challenges it afforded him.
Sutherland is an experienced hand-to-hand fighter, an excellent shot with a variety of small arms and has a good feel for the employment of technology and human agents both to secure a facility.
Vindicators Behind The Veil