Since the Reality-M Knightfall Saint teamed up with her brother, Quintus, she has been residing in the K-avern, rebuilding and staffing her medical center. The Catholicon (as she calls it) is the Dr. Ashley Knightfall's personal medical center that is linked to The K-avern through a series of underground tunnels but is spaced out to be separate from the K-avern itself. The Catholicon was originally created for members of The Underground who were injured during a mission/battle but has been expanded by Ashley to treat not just members of the The Underground but any and all masked individuals.
There are four different levels of the Catholicon; Basic Medical Ward, Emergency Ward, Surgical/Trauma Ward and The Katacombs. From minor scrapes and bruises to near death traumatic injuries no job is too great or difficult for Dr. Knightfall and her team in the Catholicon.
The only personal information that is required to be given is age, gender and medical history. A patient is not required to give any other information unless they want to, however it will not be recorded. This is to help secure patient confidentiality as they will be given a patient number and all files will be kept under that number in the system.
The Catholicon computer system was constructed by Quintus Knightfall himself to assist Ashley in making things run more smoothly and quickly, making the jobs of his sisters medical team easier.
The patient information database as well as all other critical files and applications (like the software running security, medical devices, etc.) is housed within an air-gapped data center housed within the depths of the Catholicon. Because of it's secluded location and that it is neither hardwired via fiber or designed to send or receive wireless transmissions over any medium, the only way to attempt to hack into it would require the use of an on-site physical terminal tied into the hospital intranet. Due to the sensitivity of the information held, all data is stored in an encrypted state even within the storage units themselves and must be decrypted with each use. Access to the data center is restricted by a combination of a custom designed physical SecureID key and matching biometric data.
Wireless Medical Devices
These operate over a hospital wide wireless LAN (Local Area Network) whose signal cannot extend outside of the underground facility due to its design as well the depths and the thickness of the caverns themselves. This network allows for only specifically programmed medical devices to access this private wireless network and the addition and removal of approved devices must be performed by an Administrator within the data center and plugged in physically to be assigned access. None of these devices actually touch the internet itself and are completely segregated to the outside world.
(The ROME'D units could securely operate over this as well)
Secure Internet Access
Internet access to the facility is provided using specially configured access devices placed throughout the Catholicon. Each one sends and receives data using an encrypted VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) and routes its data through a random number of networks belonging to the numerous hospitals throughout the state. By doing so their data packets are blended in with those of the hospitals and anonymized by using a variation of the onion-routing protocols used by the TOR network.
The leading staffing of the Catholicon include Ashley Knightfall as the lead physician on staff, Samuel Dinsmoor as lead Clinical Pathologist, Chris Jones as lead Register Nurse and Travis Ramos lead Mechanical Technician.
The living staff members in the Catholicon has are mostly made up of retired and highly experienced individuals who just can't settle down enough to fully retire but don't want to work in the political environment of a hospital. These individuals range from ages from in their late 40's to early 60's and have all been interviewed by the Knightfall Saint herself.
Another person who is kept on staff as a consultant is the young Judith Savage on all things radiology and will sometimes have her come in if needed for interventional procedures.
The ROME'D (Short for Robotic Operating Medical Emergency Droid) are humanoid robots that obey the commands of each staff member. Each have their own thought process and are individually programmed. None are connected to each other but they are connected to the Catholicon system. They are maintained and updated manually by their creator Elisa Zamora to minimize any chance of contracting a virus. The each of the ROME'Ds are programmed to do specific tasks, from janitorial work to phlebotomy work to nursing assistance, each are programmed the education required to carry out their duties.
The ROME'Ds can also work as security individually. If physically threatened the ROME'Ds will presume non-lethal (unless stated otherwise by lead staff) take down to the individual(s) who are threatening the facilities and/or their staff.
The Basic Medical Ward
The Medical Ward is where patients who have minor injuries that don't need much attention or treatment (superficial lacerations, sprains, minor trauma) are placed in the basic medical ward. Not much medical equipment is found with the exception of basic necessitates. Patient's usually flow fairly quickly in and out through the Basic Medical Ward. Only a few ROME'Ds are found in the Basic Medical Ward
The Emergency Ward
The Emergency Ward is where patients who have more emergent injuries (gunshot wounds, deep tissue lacerations, broken bones, heart attacks, strokes.. etc..) are brought to for more emergent medical attention. More highly advanced medical technology can be found here and has a increase amount of ROME'D in the area.
The Surgical/Trauma Ward
The Surgical/Trauma Ward is where patient's who require emergency surgery done for both traumatic and non-traumatic events. Only the most advance technology can be found on this level. Ashley Knightfall is primary on staff for surgeries due to her heavy experience in Reality-M as a traumatic surgeon. There is almost no limit to what kind of miracle surgery Ashley can preform. From shattered bones to ruptured organs, to removal of several bullet to reattaching a severed limb, she can preform it all.
As a last result patient's, who are near death, are placed in what's called The Katacomb, a sphere shaped healing chamber that is filled with fluid containing altered cytokines. Cytokines are cell signalling molecules that aid cell to cell communication in immune responses and stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection and trauma and triggers healing in the body. What's altered about the cytokins is that they are also infused with the healing atoms that make up the Knightfall Stain's blood. What was once only able to purify the blood is now able to heal the body thanks to them being infused with cytokins.
Because the Katacombs are filled with these healing protein's they are able to effectively stimulate healing and stabilization in patient's who have had near death (and maybe even death) experiences. A patient will be quickly intubated and drain of their blood, replacing it with a saline solution that stops nearly all cellular activity (including the dying of cells). During this time the altered cytokins proteins will go through the body and begin to slowly (and effectively) begin to heal the patient allowing minimal invasive trauma. Depending on the injuries will determine how long a person is inside a Katacomb for.
The Katacombs are maintained by few staff members and are mostly made up of ROME'Ds due to the 24/7 watch they need in monitoring patient's vitals and healing progression.
(This is for people who want to put their characters 'on ice' after an epic battle or if they were side swiped by a surprise death in a character they weren't ready to let go yet.)
- CVnU Rules apply
- No destruction of any part of the Catholicon without permission.
- This is a medical center, so please no combat. If you do engage in combat with another patient or staff member be prepared to also fight off the ROME'Ds as they will go into security mode and attempt to intervene and stop the assault.
- All who are injured are welcomed into The Catholicon.
- If you have a character who is experienced in the medical field and want to have them work in The Catholicon PM me.
- If you are interested in using The Katacomb for one of your characters, please PM me.
- While the Catholicon is connected to the K-avern through tunnels it is not common knowledge and isn't accessible to anyone unless you are a member of the Knghtfall family (who are aware of the K-avern) or once a member of The Underground.