Legend claimed that it was too large to explore in one lifetime. Wings of the structure were on separate continents, linked only by the Doormaker. When Battery took a GPS device to the complex, it showed that she was around the Ivory Coast, on the west coast of Africa.Doctor Mother's headquarters was located in a different building to the basements and Number Man's office.
In the hallways the ceiling was all glass, hiding a smooth distribution of fluorescent lights that made it all glow evenly. There were innumerable matching doors and no windows. They were brightly lit.
There was at least one "interview room" used for Cauldron customers. There was a desk of white marble with a white leather chair, and two plastic chairs facing the desk. A modestly sized monitor sat at one corner of the desk, with a compact keyboard placed in front of it, and no mouse, used for displaying diagrams. One drawer contained a binder listing the details of various vials. Again, there were no windows. Doctor Mother had another interview room, one with a window, desk, and chairs.
Somewhere in the compound, there was equipment for blood tests, stress tests, MRI, CAT scan, radiographic scans and "Torsten DNA sequencing".
The part of the building containing prisoners in the basement and Eden was eighty-eight stories tall. Normally only individuals like Contessa, Number Man and the Custodian have unrestricted access here.
Number Man's office is located here, made the same white as the rest of the facility. On one wall there was a large print of the Golden Mean in gold against black paper, with mathematical notation surrounding it. On the other, Dali's Crucifixion, blown up to one-and-a-half times the size; behind it was an alcove containing his old costume. The rear wall was a floor-to-ceiling window, which Doormaker caused to open onto other Earths, changing it regularly. It had touch screen computers he used to redistribute money. There were no chairs, Number Man having judged them to be a health hazard.
The basement levels weren't white. It had heavy metal doors separating it from the rest of the facility. The floors were dark gray tile, and there were windows and fluorescent lighting. The basement levels contained cells for Case 53s, with large metal plates on the walls engraved with their serial numbers. These areas were rebuilt to prevent the Simurgh opening another portal to them.
Some of the cells didn't appear to have doors, just three walls and a white line along the floor, but the individuals within were all too aware of the dangers of moving or using powers beyond the perimeters of their cells. Others had windows to keep the occupants within, they also had various furnishings for comfort.
The first basement level contained new test subjects on the left, and long-term staff members in larger, isolated cells on the right. The second basement level contained 2048 Case 53 prisoners.
The fourth floor basement contained parahumans whose transformation had been "abstract", much like a typical deviant but without their shards having used patterns taken from plants, animals or objects to reinforce the damaged host. These cells were huge, and far apart in the dark basement. Countermeasures for their powers were maintained in the space between cells. Showers were provided, but few partook of them, the isolation taking its toll.
The Meeting HallEdit
- The Custodian
- Doctor Mother
- Number Man
- The Slug
- William Manton
- At least one psychiatrist and one doctor.
Points of InterestEdit
- Vial Storehouses and Vaults
- Panic Room - a room in a column of steel, which could be lowered into the ground.
- Eden's chamber
First created in the early 1980s, then expanded.
During the 2010 Simurgh assault on Madison a large amount of materials for the compound were transported to the Earth Bet. This included numerous Vials meant to be delivered to customers and several deviants.
With the emergence of a fourth endbringer and the promise of a fifth. A new addition was revealed, a building for which the great parahumans powers could meet, discuss, coordinate and hopefully save the world for the second time.
It was planned to launch and coordinate most of Cauldron's plans from this location.
It was shortly thereafter devastated by Zion.
The building and it related infrastructure has been seized by Teacher's Group. It was mostly restored thanks to the efforts of The Custodian, it became a staging ground for the reconstituted Cauldron.
Post-Time Bubble PopEdit
A large scale operation was enacted, where the major hero teams banded together to invade the compound and take Teacher out.
The building was yet again partially destroyed, and The Wardens relocated part of their operation inside to secure and sort out the remaining thralls and equipment. They also started housing some refugees from The City here.