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Sneak Peek – AEGIS Data Files: The Pit & Deep Freeze

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  • Sneak Peek – AEGIS Data Files: The Pit & Deep Freeze

    As a little treat, here’s a sneak peek of one of New Millennium Games upcoming products, AEGIS Data Files: The Pit & Deep Freeze. It's the first of what I hope to be several small releases detailing some of the various agencies or organizations of the new Millennium Universe. Enjoy.


    The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) maintains an agreement with the FBI, US Marshals Service, DHS, and AEGIS to handle transport, confinement, and if necessary execution, of any “supervillains” taken into custody by the U.S. government, or an allied government requesting U.S. assistance. Other than regular prisons, there are currently four facilities specifically designed and built to house superbeings. The first two of these are “Supermax” facilities. One is located in the Nevada desert, near the US Dept. of Energy‘s Nevada Test Site, while the second is located in the Texas Panhandle, near the Gulf Coast. Both are primarily used for the non-powered or low power level villains. Both facilities maintain large, well-trained security staffs. In addition, BOP Special Operations Response Team (SORT), are on standby to respond to any security incidents that may arise.

    The other two facilities are, “Ultramax” (nicknamed "The Pit" by both the staff and inmates housed there) and the Special Containment Facility (SCU, or "Deep Freeze"). Located off the Alaskan coast, Ultramax is currently home to some the more powerful villains incarcerated in the U.S., while the SCU is located on a small atoll in the South Pacific, and houses a number of classified subjects in "cold sleep".

    The Pit was constructed on what was a Cold War early warning radar site. While most of the facility is constructed underground, as an added security feature, there are approximately a dozen structures above ground (Air Traffic Control tower, aircraft hangers, boat dock, maintenance buildings, etc.) along with an airstrip capable of receiving military transport aircraft.

    The site is only accessible by air, with all sea passages being monitored by a series of highly sophisticated acoustic and magnetic buoys, surveillance satellites, as well as US Navy and Coast Guard vessels. In addition, several Alaska Air National Guard fighters are maintained on “Strip Alert” ready to respond at a moments notice.

    Note: What's unknown to most of the staff is that in the event of a successful security breach the facility would be destroyed by small nuclear charges planted during the facility's construction, under a project Codenamed: Project Failsafe.

    "Deep Freeze" is located on Atuu Atoll, a small island somewhere in the South Pacific, but its exact location is classified. The facility is actually a former US government bio-warfare research facility that was closed down in the early 80's, only to be reactivated in 2001 and converted into a super prison. Like its sister facility, the Pit, the majority of Deep Freeze’s physical structure are located beneath the island’s surface, with only a few structures above ground.

    As an additional failsafe measure, USAF B-1 and B-52 bombers, based in Guam and Diego Garcia, have the facility’s location programmed into their navigation computers, and several nuclear equipped Tomahawk cruise missiles have been pre-positioned for easy access in the event of an emergency.