|This article is about the Disease Research Facility. You may be looking for the Primary Containment Facility.|
The Disease Research Facility (DRF) is an abandoned and demolished Precursor Base located in a cave that can be accessed from the Lost River Junction and the Mountains connection. Built around one thousand years ago, some time before the imprisonment of the Sea Emperor Leviathan, the main purpose of this Facility was to infect creatures with the Carar Bacterium to study their reaction to the disease. The sole specimen that survived Carar was sent to the Primary Containment Facility for further testing in order to synthesize a cure for the bacterium.
The Disease Research Facility is heavily damaged, and unlike the other bases, is completely filled with water. It lies partially suspended by several loose-hanging cables, with several sections of destroyed cables found scattered around the perimeter of the facility. The base was attacked and destroyed by a Sea Dragon Leviathan (which is found dead via skeletal remains outside the base) in an attempt to retrieve its stolen eggs - an event that also unleashed the Carar bacterium into the native ecosystem and prompted the Precursors to initiate their planetary quarantine by activating the Quarantine Enforcement Platform.
The Disease Research Facility was set up partially to study the skeleton in the Bones Field - the remains of a ten million year old super-predator.
The interior of the Disease Research Facility is mainly a straight path, from the entrance to the Warper room, with some deviation. Starting at the entrance, the right-hand wall contains an Ion Crystal and a force field room that can be unlocked with a Purple Alien Artifact; this room contains a Data Download entitled "Alien Research Data". Continuing along the path, which turns left and downwards, there is another Ion Crystal and a small tank on the left. The main turns right at a room containing the Sea Dragon's egg and various fauna. The path turns right again, with a large aquarium on the left, accessible via a broken window, housing Skeletal Remains. At the end of the path is a room with various Warper parts, including a torso that can be scanned. A data terminal in this room, when interacted with, triggers the PDA to prompt the Player to perform a self-scan, which reveals the Carar has spread to the skin on the player's hands.
Data Bank EntriesEdit
This device contains functional information regarding a second alien facility on the planet. The facility was built at a depth of 700m, approximately 1km south-west of the surface facility.
Disease Research Facility
In the event of outbreak, quarantine procedures will be automatically enforced with immediate effect. The quarantine enforcement platform will target all incoming and outgoing craft, to prevent the spread of infection offworld.
Discovery: First encountered during routine network expansion on outer worlds.
Pandemic Development: Network error resulted in routine quarantine procedure failure. Contagion was uploaded to, and spread quickly through, the core worlds. Confirmed deaths: 143 billion individuals.
Bacterial Mechanisms: Attaches to healthy living cells and mutates the basic genetic structure.
Symptoms: Stage 1: None. Stage 2: Gradual immune system failure. Stage 3: Unpredictable alterations to biological structure. Stage 4: Complete shutdown of executive function.
Emergency Steps Taken: Core worlds quarantined. Bacterial samples distributed to isolated disease research facilities for vaccine development.
Treatment procedure: Unknown.
Leviathan detected at facility perimeter, closing at high speed.
WARNING: Infected individuals may not leave the planet.
The skeletal remains of a vast predator, discovered inside an artificial habitat at the alien research facility.
2. Cause of Death:
This device catalogues information on the organisms contained at this facility prior to the bacterium's release into the ecosystem. A number of entries have been translated.
Sea Dragon Embryos:
PDA Assessment: While it is unlikely that the emperor specimen is still contained within the facility described, it may be possible to acquire there further data on their attempts to develop a vaccine.
This large egg is held in a hermetically sealed environment, and has been chemically sterilized.
- No life signs detected.
A semi-intact skeletal structure belonging to an unidentified leviathan.
1. Head Trauma:
This lifeform shows signs of heavy genetic modification, and extensive mechanical grafting.
Its digestive and pulmonary systems have been replaced by an onboard battery receiving energy directly from this facility and distributing it around the body.
Miniaturised phase technology has been implanted beneath the skin and is triggered by the central nervous system, allowing the construct to teleport at will.
The brain and central nervous system have been digitally augmented with advanced processing power and remote communications.
Assessment: Programmable Hunter/Killer - Avoid
- The former name for the Disease Research Facility was the Secondary Bio-Research Facility.