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There's something wrong with the world today. Sea levels rising. Record setting storms. Chemicals in the water. Mass killings. Genocide. Terrorism. Nihilism spreads it's black wings.
Five stand against the tide. This is their home.
Once the sanctuary of Ivana during her endless mutant crusade it fell into disuse when she ascended to the stone throne of the Shogunate. Following his defection from the Strigidae death-cult her son Richard set out on a quest to find her. In the process of retracing her steps he uncovered her old Gothic City base; a cave buried three quarters of a mile below Gothic's bedrock.
A spacious cavern network in a subterranean granite formation the cave is furnished with the spartan necessities with no thought given to excess or comfort. The stone floor rolls and flows, broken by the jagged teeth of stalagmites and occasionally there is clear section with flat steel floor paneling bolted into the stone and illuminated by the harsh glow of halogen lights suspended from the arching stone overhead.
The primary feature of the Cave is a one hundred ten inch flat screen in front of a desk covered in monitors and other electronic equipment. It sits upon a raised platform, under which is a Linux server farm connected to a large number of ASIC mine machines Ivana used to mine bitcoins before becoming Shogun.
Re-wired by Tessa Callahan to serve the needs of the dark trinity it provides a considerable amount of processing power and digital storage as well as being connected directly into the grid with a 200GB connection.
One isolated cave has been given entirely over to a rudimentary chemistry lab. Arrachtach once used it to devise and construct new weaponry for Ivana however today it is also used to do forensic work. The walls are scorched where experiments gone wrong left their mark.
A long steel panel creates a vehicle garage that opens into an underground river which feeds into the Gothic harbor. The garage is currently home to only a few vehicles, an inflatable raft for navigating the river and Richard's off-road bike among them. However it is also home to a plethora of tools abandoned by Arrachtach, including every size of wrench and ratchet in both imperial and metric as well as hundreds of yards of extension cords, drills, portable saws, wenches and pulleys and every type of screwdriver and torx bit.
Under the unforgiving glow of a halogen bulb lays a home gym. Steel free-weights, scratched and dented kettlebells, a rowing machine, exercise bike and gymnastic bars and hoops are it's only adornment. A black rubber mat covers the steel floor and large section is fenced off for sparring. Beside the raised gym platform is a deep pool filed with clear, clean water that rises up from an underground spring. Typically used for swimming it can also double as drinking water should the need arise.
𝔖𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔞𝔤𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔚𝔬𝔯𝔨𝔰𝔥𝔬𝔭
There are also raised platforms that served as storage for Ivana's armor, weapons and equipment. Today those platforms hold the equipment of the Shadow Trinity and the workbenches build tools intended to protect lives, not end them.
One platform is surrounded by a plastic sheets suspected from the ceiling. This is the makeshift medical bay where wounds can be stitched up, shrapnel removed or bullet wounds treated. It is fully stocked with everything from surgical tools to antibiotics to anesthetic, tubing and IV bags.
- 𝔊𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔪𝔴𝔞𝔩𝔡'𝔰 ℭ𝔞𝔳𝔢
One connected cave has been given entirely to Grimmwald, the Horned Saint. This area of the cavern is unique in that it contains no digital technology whatsoever. Electricity supplies an AC unit and a few lights that illuminate a desk, stacks of books and folders full of hand written notes. Not even a calculator is allowed within Grimmwald's sanctuary, lest a technopath or advanced hacker pry open it's secrets and spy upon his sanctuary with a digital eye.
𝔈𝔫𝔱𝔯𝔞𝔫𝔠𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔈𝔵𝔦𝔱
There are only two entrances and exits. One, through the underground river that leads to the Gothic City harbor and the other, a long climb up a rope ladder that terminates in a trapdoor in an empty field in the middle of nowhere but just inside the legal boundaries of Gothic City.
- CVnU rules apply.
- This location is known only to the Shadow Knights.
- Put OOC text under a spoiler block.