Raikage's Mountain. Feb 14, 2013 19:31:38 GMT -8 via mobile
Post by Estilo on Feb 14, 2013 19:31:38 GMT -8
T H E R A I K A G E ' S M O U N T A I N
ROOMS OF INTEREST
--- Raikage's Office.
--- Council Meeting Room.
--- Internal Intelligence Chamber.
PEOPLE OF INTEREST
--- Atlas Burabiya, the Nidaime Raikage.
--- Tesler, the Raikage's CROW operative.
--- Benkei, the Raikage's Executive Assistant.
--- Asato, the Internal Intelligence Overseer.
D E S C R I P T I O NThe Raikage's Mountain is a considerably impressive super-structure built into the large mountain face to Kumogakure no Sato's north. After seven years of dedicated reconstruction and effort, what was once a vision in the minds of prior Raikage's has now become reality. Although certain parts of the building can be seen from outside, these "balcony buildings" are mostly for show. The majority of this super-structure is embedded into the very mountain itself, essentially providing the buildings within with an ultimate defense. What were once a clandestine network of hollowed-out caverns and tunnels, has now become a state-of-the art base of operations for the Lightning Shadow, furnished with countless meeting rooms, lounges, libraries, and offices. The balcony buildings of the Raikage's Mountain overlook Kumogakure no Sato from high above and, therefore, cannot be reached by simply walking. The entrance to the Raikage's Mountain lies at its base, where elevator stations are kept running and monitored by ANBU on a twenty-four hour basis. There are also emergency stairs that, though exhausting, lead to the same lobby that the elevators wind up in. Upon gaining access to the Raikage's Mountain, either by elevator or by stairs, one will find themselves in the front lobby.
The front lobby is the smallest of the balcony buildings, and is the first to be spotted on the western side of the mighty mountain face. The elevators and stairs lead to a circular room, framed with large, reinforced glass panels and steel beams, From here, one has their first opportunity to gaze at Kumogakure no Sato from that height. Although the building doesn't actually have an open-air area, it is just low enough to allow one to see just beneath the mantle of clouds covering the sky. This circular room has a wide hallway (approx. 5 meters) that leads to a waiting room. In this equally as circular waiting room (with a radius of 10 meters), Benkei's front desk can be found at the northern side. Two separate hallways, each guarded by two ANBU, can be found on the eastern and western sides of this room. These are the hallways that lead to the complex labyrinth of rooms and passageways in the rest of the Raikage's Mountain, which only get more and more confusing as any trespasser "not in the know" proceeds. Luckily, people such as Benkei & Tesler know their way around this place perfectly. And, if you care not to get lost within the sea of offices and lounges (or get hurt, for that matter), you'd best gain their permission before advancing.
Within the Raikage's Mountain, there are checkpoints and ANBU sentry stations scattered all about. At a whim, the ANBU can issue a "lockdown". This process, though only used during emergencies, blocks off certain areas of the mountain's interior with five-foot thick, automatic steel doors. The location of the control room for these doors, and the thousands of cameras found within the Raikage's Mountain, will be further discussed within another topic (the Internal Chamber). In addition, like the first balcony building, the other buildings protruding from the face of the mountain are built with reinforced glass panels and steel beams. Those few balcony buildings that have recreational open-air areas, such as parks, gardens, or outdoor patios and lounges, also have five-feet thick, automatic steel doors that can seal off the open areas from the mountain's interior. On the surface of all the open-air areas, usually at their center, a small symbol can be found. Only the experienced can recognize this symbol, however, as that of the Hiraishin. This very symbol can be found at the front of Benkei's wooden desk. She has a stack of papers (approx. 200 sheets) with these symbols on her desk. And on every lockdown" steel door. But few actually know what this symbol means, and how many the Raikage has issued during the past seven years!
R A I K A G E ' S O F F I C EThe Raikage's Office appears as the balcony building at the near-center of the mountain face, but it is not the largest (that honor being bestowed to a balcony building that serves as a multi-layered park). Although the Raikage's Office may seem easy to reach from the inside, considering it's at the center of all the other balcony buildings, it is actually not. The unconventional twists and turns within the neatly furnished labyrinth that is the Raikage's Mountain make it difficult (if not impossible) to navigate without an attendant, or, at the very least, prior knowledge. To reach the Raikage's Office from the front lobby, one is typically escorted by Benkei or Tesler, sometimes even both, depending on the nature of the visit. Not only will they pass several ANBU & CROW checkpoints along the way, but they'll also enter areas many of the employees within the Raikage's Mountain don't even know exist. Within a few minutes of time (assuming they're walking), they'll reach a private elevator in a secluded room, which will take its passengers up, until finally revealing a long hallway on the other side of its doors. This hallway is 5 meters wide and 20 meters long, but the white room is 25 meters wide. This means that the hallway itself is bordered by a steep drop into darkness on both sides, a drop that surely leads to death.
Upon crossing this hallway, through the White Room, one will reach a wooden door. Beyond this wooden door lies the Raikage's Office. The balcony building, in which the office is found, is built with strong enforced mirrors where the Raikage can look down upon the entirety of Kumogakure no Sato. An abundance of steel and concrete form the main structure of this building; combined with glass reinforcement, and strong wooden components. The office itself, a circular room (with a radius of 15 meters), is of sleek and modern design. Its primary colors include elephant grey, midnight black, and milky white. Upon taking your first step through the door, the Raikage's desk will be directly in front of you (approx. 8 meters ahead). Two padded seats are placed in front of this black desk, a single leather chair is placed behind it. Though typically filled with the soft light that filters through the glass windows of the building, the Raikage has the option of closing metal blinds. These are most often used during emergencies, or top-secret meetings. The room, after all, does have artificial lighting fixtures. On the east side of this room, there is a fully-stocked bar with stools, glasses, a sink, and even an antique jukebox! On the west side of this room, there is a soft white couch, a bookshelf, and antiquities found within glass displays.
It should be noted that the Raikage's Office, perhaps more than any room, has been tagged with countless Hiraishin shiki throughout the years. There is a shiki on each side of its wooden door, for example. There is a shiki beneath the carpet, and directly under the guest chairs in front of the Raikage's desk. Camoflouged within the black shade, the Raikage has also placed a shiki at the forefront of his desk. This method of concealment is also used on the walls which are, themselves, midnight black in color. Upon taking their first step into the office, any visitor is automatically caught within the crossfire of a shiki on the wall to their far left, a shiki on the wall to their far right, and a shiki directly ahead of them (the Raikage's desk). Not to mention the shiki on the door behind them. Rumors persist that the floor beneath the elephant grey carpet is riddled with shiki symbols, all of them forming a diamond pattern over the concealed floor. Needless to say, this room has been fitted to personally meet the Nidaime Raikage's needs. His collection of antiquites show his interest in archaeology. His collection of books show his interest in history. The jukebox in music, and the bar in drinking. But the Hiraishin is an interest very little know he has, including his own peers.
M E E T I N G R O O MThe council meeting room, said to be found at the heart of the mountain, is a fairly large circular room (with a radius of 30 meters). It is often used not only for council meetings, but also for important trials, gashira briefings and debriefings, and, in some cases, academy classes. As with many other things, Benkei is in charge of the room's scheduling. The high ceilings in this room (approx. 20 meters in height) are mainly used for acoustic purposes, and preventing echoes while preventing any one voice from overpowering another. Having around a hundred seats in total, twenty chairs circle the room, with an additional twenty on a cascading tier below that. In the center of the room, ten chairs sit around a large round table, where the council, Raikage, and ANBU Toumoku meet almost periodically for weekly meetings. Each of these surrounding tables share desks, with four rows of stairs all leading to the center of the room, giving the room a very professional mien. Like in most rooms within the Raikage's Mountain, the council meeting room sports a clandestine Hiraishin shiki. It can be found at the top of one of the stairs, on the floor.
I N T E R N A L C H A M B E RWhile the council meeting room is said to be found at the center of the mountain, the Internal Intelligence Chamber is said to be found within the deepest reaches of it. Like the Raikage's Office, the location of this room is top-secret, and can only be lead to by either Benkei or Tesler. Upon gaining permission to enter, the visitor will be lead through the Raikage's Mountain by either of the designated staff. They will pass through several ANBU & CROW checkpoints before reaching a clandestine elevator, located within a secluded room. This elevator leads straight down, into the bowels of the mountain, until finally reaching a deep, underground steel tunnel. It is here where Kumogakure no Sato's vault once resided. With the vault's complete relocation, however, its former rooms have been transformed into Kumogakure no Sato's center of information gathering. The steel cavern the elevator leads to is fifty meters long, twenty meters wide, and forty meters high. Upon reaching the end of this artificially illuminated trail, one will find a large, steel vault door. Its steel is approximately ten feet thick, and it is guarded primarily by CROW sentries, who can give the order to open the door from the inside with a single passcode. Once given, the vault door will slide open, allowing any visitors to enter freely.
The entire chamber is made of steel and concrete, and the first room one enters is perhaps the largest within. What had once stored countless amounts of ryo and treasures, now has been retrofitted as a three-story library-like complex. Stairs lead to rows upon rows of bookshelves up above, and the spacious hallway cutting through the center of this complex withholds several tables, chairs, couches, and lounges. It should also be noted that the Internal Intelligence Chamber contains plenty of CROW patrol stations. At the end of this enormous room, top-clearance employees work in neatly furnished offices. Beyond these offices, however, lies yet another vault door guarded by the CROW. The same process is needed to enter beyond it (although the passcode is different and, like the other, changes everyday). But once you're granted access, you'll find yourself in a much smaller, but far more important, room. This is the Internal Intelligence Core, a storing place for all of Kumogakure no Sato's recorded missions, recorded historic events, and intel on clans, kekkei genkai, kekkei touta, and even forbidden techniques. It should be noted, however, that any mission intel regarding particularly top-secret assignments, or capable of putting Kumogakure no Sato in a bad light, are omitted and transferred to a clandestine location elsewhere. This location is known only by the Raikage.
If one were to continue through a vault-grade pneumatic lock security door, adjacent to the Internal Intelligence Core's vault door (and guarded by a single CROW operative), they would find themselves within the Control Room-- the hub of the Raikage Mountain security and observation unit. From here, both ANBU & CROW operatives operate the lockdown procedures when needed, and monitor the countless cameras within the Raikage's Mountain with state-of-the-art equipment. This includes facial recognition systems, that alert security whenever a new face (or otherwise, new visitor) is spotted in the compound. Regular employees and authorized personnel are the only ones exempt from this detection system. In addition, there are many Hiraishin shiki tagged within the entire Internal Intelligence Chamber. They line the center hallway periodically, placed on the floor within three meters of each other. They can also be found on the sides of some of the bookshelves, on all three floors. Lastly, there are emergency doors at each corner of the rooms, ready to guide employees into the evacuation tunnels when necessary. These steel tunnels lead to secret, but clandestinely guarded, bunkers elsewhere.
R U L E S
-- 1. Only the Raikage can control the NPC's.
-- 2. ANBU & CROW operatives guard this place 24/7.
-- 3. Acts of violence will not be tolerated within the base.
-- 4. Permission is needed to enter any room that isn't the front lobby.
-- 5. Suspicious activity, loitering, will not be tolerated within the base.
-- 6. Unless given permission, no one is allowed to enter the mountain during a diplomatic visit.