The three processes seemed to be muddled together. I decided on having a surveillance and excavation process, a construction process and a furnishing process. This makes the whole construction timeline easier to follow. I also incorporated most of your suggestions Mad, and did some minor spelling and punctuation changes. Hope you guys like this revision.
The inceptive purpose of the X-Corps project is to repel the Alien threat and protect humanity at all cost. Thus, the interception of
Alien shipsUFOs is a primary tactical objective. The evidence that Aliens have established flight patterns around the globe has puzzled X-Corps. The most logical solutions were that the Aliens had a mother ship in orbit or fixed military bases on Earth. From the information analysis of an Aliena Navigator interrogation, it has been corroborated that Aliens indeed have established bases on Earth, although the mother ship speculation has not been attested. Now we are aware of the modus operandi Aliens follow in order to establish their bases, consisting of three stages.
The first and longest stage comprises the surveillance and preparation procedures. Scout ships are launched in order to examine the general lay of the land, locate human settlements, and document notable features. Larger vessels are progressively sent in to do detailed scans and further scouting of the area. Once the Aliens decide that they have enough information to successfully establish a perimeter and build a base, a battleship is sent to the location to begin the excavation process. Upon arrival at the predetermined site, it will hover over the ground, using gravitational waves to
excavatecreate a deep, leveled hole designed to contain the future underground base.
The second stage, usually taking two weeks, includes the actual construction
with excavationof a massive underground tunnel complex. For this, several teams of Alien engineers and workers are deployed. One of the first tasks is the installation of a detection array, allowing automated intruder detection and prompt warning leading to an instantaneous camouflaging of the building site. After the general excavationframework has been completed, the Battleship will drop large sheets of Alien alloys to form the roof and line the tunnel walls.
During the third stage, the last but vital steps for the bases completion are performed. Extra wall
piecessegments are added, the interior is furnished and the rooms become ready for their various uses. Power sources are set-up and foliage is planted in order to provide suitable air and energy to the whole construction. Two rooms serve as gravity lifts in order to permit access to the complex. Afterwards, the basescommand center will be established. A large gravity lift is mounted on the lower floor, leading to the center second onewhich leads up to the control room where computers, electronic equipment and communication arrays are located. As soon as the whole system is online and calibrated correctly, the third stage ends and base construction is nearly completed.
At this point, a Battleship will backfill the site with the spoils, while the engineers work on the surroundings in order to prepare a natural-looking environment for effective camouflage. In order to detect an Alien Base, our crafts must execute advanced surveillance and spying techniques at suspected locations. Reconnaissance photographs and data will be provided to X-Corps experts for analysis. The Intelligence Division remarks that increased Alien activity will be detected around established
2 weeks for a whole base?! I want to use this Alien know-how and build a giant shopping mall in no time!
Private Joe Greens
Edited by Zombie, 13 August 2006 - 12:42 PM.