MAISON DE FORCE
Created by Jim Caswell
Located along the shore of the Mississippi River on Esplanade Avenue, the Force d'Orleans headquarters was a dilapidating 19th century mansion in the Louisiana Creole's millionaire's row before being bought and transformed by Drébin Industries. The mansion was converted for the team's use with comfort in mind: The electric, plumbing and sewage were brought to code and secured from outside interference as well as installing a backup generator; the bedrooms were converted to individual suites; the ivy garden and swimming pool was refurbished; and the grounds were replanted to exemplify the exquisiteness of the neighborhood. The master den was transformed into a high-tech surveillance and communications monitoring room, decked out with top-of-the-line computers and equipment. The primary dining room was converted into a meeting room with additional monitors that can receive any of the information fed down through the monitor room. A small staff is retained to maintain upkeep for the house and grounds, but is specialized in keeping out of sight and away from the action.
Keeping in mind that this was also the public home of superheroes, protective measures were also put in place. Video and audio surveillance not only watch monitor grounds but the entire neighborhood for potential threats. Given a minimum of thirty seconds notice, the mansion can enter lockdown mode, surrounding the property in a force field dome. Entry to the mansion is restricted using specialized keycards combined with retina and fingerprint scans.
With their activities in the bayou, a sheltered deck has been built along the river's edge. The deck is designed to house both an airboat and a six-seater cigarette speedboat. The carriage house has room for an Airimus hovercar (purchased at the behest of Jackie from Lexington Incorporated) with room left over for at least two normal-sized cars.
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Last updated on 4 November 2016