Installation ProfileOfficial Division: UPRD
Location: Northern South America
Purpose: Research operations within the region of northern Sector 2, excluding land north of the Panama/Colombia border.
Area of Interest: The northern half of South America.
IntroductoryCompound 2A is a research installation operated by the Union Planetary Research Directive. It resides in what was known before the Union's arrival as Perseverana, Normandia Brazil. Compound 2A places a heavy focus on the incredibly unique flora located within the Amazon Rainforest, as well as the heavy levels of Xen Anomalies located within. Along with this is the diverse variety of fauna located within the region, and is considered by the TFaD to be one of the most lively locations on Earth when it comes to wildlife, both Xenian and Earthly in nature.
The Amazon Rainforest is not how it was before the Resonance Cascade. TFoD reports indicate that the entire biome has undergone a massive alteration in its plant biology. This has led the TFoD Division to easily obtain the status as the largest division within Compound 2A. Due to the massive size of possible research to be done in Sector 2 however, the size of Compound 2A is massive, and is considered to be the second largest land-based installation within the UPRD. Every single division of the UPRD is present here except for the UAI. Unlike other compounds however, all these divisions are considered to be "large" in size.
While the Amazon Rainforest is the main concern of Compound 2a, it does not neglect the study of other environments within its region such as the Andes and coastal regions of northern South America.
Compound 2A Layout
Unlike many other Compounds, Compound 2A is known for its massive facilities. There are no small facilities within Compound 2A, but the largest is easily the TFoD, followed by TFaD. This is due to the heavy interest these divisions have with the Amazon Rainforest. UPRD Divisions present within Compound 2A are:
- Terrestrial Flora Division (TFoD)
- Terrestrial Fauna Division (TFaD)
- Terrestrial Microscopics Division (TMD)
- Homosapien Physiological, Psychological, and Sociological Division (HPPSD)
- Union Technological Adaptation Planning (UTAP)
- Anomalic Investigations and Containment Division (AICD)
Furthermore, this installation must also come equipped with a considerable defense against both the wildlife of the Amazon, and the overgrowth of the Amazon itself. Constant efforts are made to keep the land around the compound clear. Defenses, both automated and in the form of OTA soldiers, are among the perimeter 24/7 to counter Resistance insurgencies and aggressive wildlife. Pest extermination is also critical in order to maintain a peaceful internal environment, as the smaller fauna of Sector 2 is known to be equally as deadly as the larger forms.
The facilities within the compound are enormous in size, and the size of the compound itself is nearly a mile in size, owing to the high number of specimens and subjects researched within.
The largest facility within Compound 2A, the TFoD has a massive presence here, and those within the facility consider Compound 2A to be the "lead TFoD facility in the world." Judging by their size and expanse, this is considered to be the case, even if the UPRD doesn't place emphasis on meer size. Massive botanical gardens are present in this facility that holds a diverse habitat for plant life. These gardens make up the majority of the visible portion of the TFoD facility. Beneath the TFoD facility however is a network of labs and chambers which focus on the study of these plants, almost matching the size of the gardens above. Excessive care must be taken to keep both ends of the facility maintained and clean. Recent incidents of poor tools and/or manning have resulted in entire sections of the underground portion to become overgrown and thus infested with wildlife, creating a dangerous environment that ended with the quarantine of these sections until proper manning could be obtained to fight back against the invasive plant-life.
Due to the massive influx of Xen flora within Sector 2, TFoD is also tasked with running the containment section for Xen Flora within the AICD Facility.
But the most important aspect of TFoD within Compound 2A is not the internal facility itself, but perhaps its vast array of ERF's and Outposts located among the Amazon Rainforests. These are critical in the operations of the TFoD, and are almost as numerous as the TFaD installations which is an accomplishment considering the number of TFaD installations that are often placed with compounds. This is to observe the vast array of plants within the Amazon, as well as monitor the constant growth of the Amazon.
- ERF 2A-1, Piorini, Brazil. Study of Amazon flora in its natural environment. Screening facility for transportation of flora collected by research outposts to the main compound.
- ERF 2A-2, San Pedro de Chonta, Peru. Study of the northern Andes and western South America flora.
- ERF 2A-3, El Marterio, Colombia. Study of northern South American flora outside of the Amazon Rainforest.
- ERF 2A-4, West of Portel, Brazil. Study of eastern Amazon flora in its natural environment. Additional screening facility for transportation of flora collected by research outposts to main compound.
- ERF 2A-5, Nambikwara, Brazil. Study of southern portion of northern South America flora outside of the Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-1, Tres Sitios, Brazil. Flora observation of deep Amazon Rainforest region.
- RO 2A-2, Baruri, Brazil. Flora observation of the center north portion of the Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-3, Beneficente, Brazil. Flora observation of the center south portion of the Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-4, Fitata, Colombia. Flora observation of northwestern Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-5, Inava, Bolivia. Flora observation of southwestern Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-6, Alopi, Suriname. Flora observation of northeastern Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-7, Bello Horizonte, Brazil. Flora observation of southeastern Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-8, Chaccho District, Peru. Flora observation of northern Andes (within northern South America).
- RO 2A-9, Chojasivi, Bolivia. Flora observation of southern Andes (within northern South America).
- RO 2A-10, Bannach, Brazil. Flora observation of the eastern portion of northern South America, outside the Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-11, Domingodo, Colombia. Flora observation of the northern-most portion of northern South America, outside the Amazon Rainforest.
- RO 2A-12, Urica, Venezuela. Flora observation of the northeastern segment of northern South America, outside of the Amazon Rainforest.
While not as large as the TFoD Facility, the TFaD in Compound 2A are still a very sizable and important division within Compound 2A. Only slightly smaller, the fauna within Compound 2A's area of interest is almost as diverse as the flora. Like a massive demented zoo, chambers upon chambers contain a majority of the animals and insects within the Amazon, though many still remain to be discovered and contained. TFaD is a considerably difficult facility to manage due to the sheer number of species within, and there have been more than a small number of cases in which scientists have been hospitalized or killed by escaped fauna, both large in size, and small. Inspections are run constantly to check chamber integrity.
Because of the sheer danger presented by the fauna of the Amazon, staff are heavily trained in all sorts of preemptive measures such as proper safety equipment usage, first aid with poison in mind, and animal handling. The high presence of Xen fauna within the Amazon also means that the TFaD has been cleared to run the containment section of Xen Fauna within the AICD facility.
External Research Facilities and Research Outposts for TFaD follow the traditional layout that most compounds follow. However while many compounds cover their entire area of interest, Compound 2A seems to be mostly interested in the Amazon, placing most of their outposts within the jungles.
- ERF 2A-6, Chichita, Peru. TFaD Research of Western Amazon Rainforest.
- ERF 2A-7, Aquiqui, Brazil. TFaD Research of Eastern Amazon Rainforest.
- ERF 2A-8, Buritaca, Colombia. TFaD Research of northern Sector 2, outside the Amazon Rainforest, as well as northern coasts.
- ERF 2A-9, Arica, Peru. TFaD Research of the Andes Mountains and eastern coasts.
- ERF 2A-10, Tucuma, Brazil. TFaD Research of Eastern Coast.
- RO 2A-13, Parupa, Venezuela. North-Central Amazon Observation.
- RO 2A-14, Aripuana, Brazil. South-Central Amazon Observation.
- RO 2A-15, Itiquines, Colombia. Northeastern Amazon Observation.
- RO 2A-16, Manu District, Peru. Southeastern Amazon Observation.
- RO 2A-17, Pontoenoe, Suriname. Northeastern Amazon Observation.
- RO 2A-18, Jardim do Ouro, Brazil. Southeastern Amazon Observation.
The TMD Facility, like any other facility within Compound 2A, is considered to be a large facility. The Amazon Rainforest and the continent of South America is home to many exotic, and possibly dangerous parasites, bacteria, and viruses. Unlike other compounds however, TMD takes on a special role here, as Xenian influence has given rise to many new parasites and bacterias that are often only present within the Amazon. This has given TMD a portion of the AICD Facility in order to run containment procedures of biohazards and contagions, some of which are incredibly deadly. More than one instance have seen biohazard outbreaks which have resulted in the infection of multiple scientists at once. Where TFoD focuses on specimen maintenance, and TFaD focuses on chamber upkeep, TMD specifically focuses on staff training, for fatal mistakes can spell the end of multiple scientists.
- ERF 2A-11, Arapixuna, Brazil. TMD Research of waterborne diseases and contagions.
- ERF 2A-12, Viudita, Brazil. TMD Research of deep-jungle diseases and contagions.
- RO 2A-19, Outer City 5, City contagion observation.
The HPPSD within Compound 2A are focused on the research, development, and deployment of visual and auditory hazards for use in riot control, wartime, and interrogation. Research is carried out in order to create things such as [REDACTED] that, when looked upon or heard, can heavily alter the state of mind that the victim is in. This can induce a myriad of effects, such as paranoia, psychosis, death, or [REDACTED]. Because of the extreme nature of these items, intensive care is placed in the proper storing and research of these projects. Failure to comply with safety procedures can result in catastrophic losses of personnel within the HPPSD facility.
OTA are posted outside of the HPPSD facility and within to establish security of these projects. Should these objects fall into the wrong hands, the possible levels of terrorism achieved could be grave, and pose a serious threat to City 5 and other Union installations.
Because of the highly volatile nature of HPPSD projects within Compound 2A, testing of lethal or dangerous projects is only carried out within the Compound itself. Fugitives are supplied from City 5 who have been sentenced to death in order to carry out these tests.
The only other notable HPPSD installation is ERF 2A-13, located in Outer City 5 near RO 2A-19. The purpose of this installation is to observe sociological patterns within City 5 like any other HPPSD City RO. However, it is also tasked with the deployment of non-lethal visual hazards and audio hazards for testing among an unaware populous as well as interrogations. Citizens within City 5 have often complained of invasive imagery, unexplained migraines, auditory hallucinations, and visual hallucinations of [REDACTED]. These are simply put off as individual cases, and gathered conversations of this subject are often dispersed immediately. Individuals who suddenly experience acute mental illnesses are deemed mentally unfit and persecuted accordingly, often sent to Compound 2A for further research and tests.
The UTAP facility is tasked with the development and deployment of technologies used for the containment of rapidly progressing flora and the automated defense against a large array of fauna at once without the use of additional resources. These include converted lumbering equipment, enhanced pesticides and herbicides, and the development of weapon systems capable of handling a large array of species at once, such as supersonic weaponry, olfactory repellents, and other methods of ammo-less weaponry. This research has proved useful in the maintenance and containment of the Amazon Jungle from its wild spread.
Most testing of UTAP inventions is done on Compound 2A itself.
The AICD Facility has a heavy workload within the Amazon Rainforest. Because of high Xen influence, there exists many unique and unseen Xen flora and fauna within the depths of the jungle, as well as many anomalies that plague the region. A notable anomaly is that which is detailed in AICD Report #72 [1.]. Deep within the jungle rests many anomalies, some immobile yet dangerous, and others more alive than not. The AICD within Compound 2A also have an established OTA presence both outside and within their facility in order to defend the large amount of anomalies and Xen wildlife they contain.
- RO 2A-20, Taragua, Brazil. Observation, containment, and transportation of the anomaly detailed in AICD Report #72.
- RO 2A-21, Outer City 5. [REDACTED].
1.[AICD Report #72]
1.[AICD Report #72]