The Heathcote Building
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Brooke Hills [41,22]
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... the Heathcote Building has fallen - repeat, the Heathcote Building has fallen ...
The Heathcote Building is a NecroTech facility located in the suburb of Brooke Hills. Though a faceless corporate structure to the uninitiated, this facility acts as the heart of R&D for NecroTech within the suburb. This facility is one of two NecroTech facilities found in the suburb. The exterior of the building is simple concrete with a modern flair. There are many windows along the exterior, although most of the ones along the ground level have long since been smashed, along with several others at higher levels, speaking of possible suicide jumps. Upon entering, the main lobby a large NecroTech logo hangs above the front desk, and that was about as far as most visitors managed to travel before meeting security. The Heathcote Building was constructed in 1998 at the request of the NecroTech Corporation. At the time of the outbreak, public knowledge of what was happening in the building was not verified, although the management declared they were researching alternative power sources.
Since the outbreak, or "Malton Incident" as it is known to some, banners of the Rising Sun can be found throughout the building that are reminiscent of communist Russia. A few survivors can be spotted around the facility wearing startlingly clean suits while standing guard at every entrance into the building. Heathcote is currently maintained by the survivors of Brooke Hills along with Sun Organization scientists. Since then the building has been the proud stand point for many battles for the defenders of Brooke Hills and a trophy for the feral zombie population.
Members of project NecroWatch renovated the facility in recent months, as they installed sensor eyes for A.L.I.C.E. throughout the building and uploaded NecroNet 2.0 into the facility's system terminals.
NecroTech staff continue to follow directive 42-A, issued by the head office on January 19th 2006, with the activation and manufacture of MK-II revivification syringes. While the cost in time and effort are currently high the certainty provided by being able to manufacture a constant stream of syringes has mitigated early concerns.
The activation of NecroNet with all NecroTech buildings has also allowed scientists to apply the DNA tracking research they have gathered to date. The field research staff stationed at the Heathcote Building feel certain that they can crack the mystery surrounding the spread of the virus as well as help monitor aberrant zombie activity within Brooke Hills.
Zombie tracking reports are a free service provided by the NecroTech corporation to all its staff and local survivors in order to help facilitate quicker response times when managing zombie threats and to build a greater awareness of zombie migration patterns within the 9x9 block region around the Heathcote Building. As a cautious reminder, only those zombies tagged with the DNA Extractor will appear on these scans, so actual numbers may vary when dealing with older zombies (i.e. Brain Rot).
This site is to be kept at Extremely Heavily Barricaded (EHB+4).
This is in accordance with the barricade plans set forth by local survivors, who routinely monitor the barricade level for this building. This building is meant to serve as a safehouse for Malton's veteran survivors, and thus requires the Free Running skill to be properly utilized. Survivors who find the building's barricades below their assigned level are asked to assist in raising them back up in order to help ensure the safety of all the survivors staying inside the building. Any survivor found lowering the barricades may be directly "put to the question" by any survivors present at that time. If this happens the accused survivor must present a valid reason for their actions or be labeled a zombie spy/death cultist and be judged accordingly.
News older than one month should be moved here, newest one on top.
18 Aug 2009 - EHB and lit; no transmitter. No Z mobs in area, seven or so at PD next door. --Lariat2301 22:27, 18 August 2009 (BST)
6/13/2009 You are inside the Heathcote Building. The NecroTech logo glows gently above the front desk, and doors open onto a number of brightly-lit laboratories and computer rooms. The laboratories have been ruined, with broken equipment smashed to the floor. A thin layer of dust covers the debris. The doors to the street have been secured.A portable generator has been set up here. It is running.Somebody has spraypainted Like to heal? Join MEMS onto a wall.There are four zombies here.--Dr Mycroft Chris 17:51, 13 June 2009 (BST)