Containment Division

Intro




Engineering Component

The Component is an enormous department with wide-ranging responsibilities in Sites and in the field. Personnel from this Department expand the global infrastructure of the Authority, plan and construct Sites, and follow the containment cell plans of the Prolab with absolute precision. The greatest marvels of human engineering are routine for the professionals of the Component, hidden from the world, ignoring fame or recognition in their labor.


Maintenance Union

The Union is the department responsible for the general representation of miscellaneous site staff. Janitors, cooks, low-level technicians and logistics personnel, and others; the people that keep the lights on, the facilities livable, and equipment maintained. Giving a voice to low-level staff in Containment is often seen as strange by the other Divisions, yet behind the absurdity is a time-proven expedience.

The employee representation and subsequent increase in employee morale is a secondary benefit; the true purpose of the Maintenance Union lies in the procedure errors and missteps of laboratory staff, guards, and others that are often noticed by low-level staff before anyone else. Slight deviations from the norm in maintenance tunnels and lonely hallways can indicate an imminent containment breach; the only ones placed to observe these are low-level staff.

Sending these reports up to other Departments and Divisions prevents unnumbered disasters in all corners of the Authority. Deceptively powerful in the specific & eccentric ways that janitors often are, the Union is scrappy, proud, and found in every corner of the Authority.


Protocol Laboratory

The Prolab, as it is colloquially called, is a specialized research and bureaucratic department responsible for creating effective Containment Protocols for RPCs. A mix of scientists, engineers, and liaison officers, the Prolab has an equal hand in the construction blueprint for a cell and the highly specific instructions given to site guards.

Frequently working with specialists from Research, security experts from Protection, and engineers from the Component, the Prolab represents the heart of their Division's mission: to build the shackles so Research can do its job and Protection's effort and blood is not wasted.


Authority Extraterrestrial Defense Force

Ex Terra, Per Ardua.

A amalgamation of various legacy Authority space programs, the AEDF operates beyond the Earth's atmosphere with advanced technologies. Entirely at odds with the Containment Division standard of being tied to Sites (moving at high speeds across the vastness of space), the AEDF is a precise and elite force; advancing humanity to the stars, and beyond.


Unusual & Interstellar Infrastructure Bureau

Experts in the construction and maintenance of off-world Authority sites; for example, the Authority's moon infrastructure, including Site-019 (formerly Fort Columbiad), the Sauron Laser Installation, and Site-099. Frequently works with the AIA to suppress accidental detection of space assets by civilian enthusiasts. Additionally, the U&IIB often has responsibility over cross-dimensional sites and operations, particularly in non-euclidian locations.


Contractor Liaison Office

The Office is the strongest bureaucracy in the Containment Division, an acknowledgement of the real limits of the Authority's logistical power. Tasking the Engineering Competent with directly building every possible Site, especially ones with no special requirements is prohibitively expensive and a waste of their expertise. Likewise, the mundanities of food and fuel need to be addressed.

To this end, to construct and supply many Authority sites, the Office hires civilian contractors and obfuscates the true purpose of their work. Agreements with many governments will allow then to mask Authority facilities with the guise of the local military or intelligence agency; for other cases, the Authority maintains an immense catalog of front companies.


Department of Communications

To truly secure its independence from powerful national governments and rival organizations, the Authority requires rapid and utterly secure communication links between its scattered presence on every continent of the Earth - and beyond. In reality, this translates to a shadow network of cables and satellites, robust and advanced, able to weather anomalous disasters and the best efforts of rival spies.

The Department of Communications oversees the maintenance and construction of this vital web; serving as technical consultants in every Site, working with the Engineering Component in the field, and obfuscating the records whenever a surveyor or diver finds a comms cable where none should be.

Keeping the phone and data lines open at any cost; often unsung and unknown, the Comms Department knows the absolute vitality of its work.

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