LIU Medical Research Institute . The only place in the universe where medical technology is used for both good and evil..... . LIU Medical Research Institute - (MRI)
The Ludgonian Industrial Union presents one the most advanced medical facilities in the universe, the LIU Medical Research Institute (MRI). From curing disease to creating biological weapons, the MRI dips into all parts of the medical world.
The MRI is one the largest facilities the LIU has ever built, second only to our Super-Tower.
Four buildings sit on a raised and enclosed lot. The facility cost the LIU an arm and a leg, but we were able to quickly recover our investment by selling artificial arms and legs.
Here's a side view of the MRI. We'll get to the interior and deeper explanations later...
The lot is enclosed to prevent unauthorized visitors. Some of the greatest medical technologies are being developed here, and the LIU wants exclusive rights. Why are we showing you detailed pictures then? Hmm..good question. We're stumped.
Here's the MRI's largest structure, a four-story lab.
You'll notice that buildings differ slightly in architecture (or lack there of). This is because the structures were added at different times.
The only way in is via this gate checkpoint.
The bird's eye view shows the different buildings on the grounds: (1) Security, (2) Chemical Factory, (3) Lab Phase I, and (4) Lab Phase II. Lets take at look at each...
The security center is located on the front of the lot. It's side is graced with the three best letters ever...LIU. Well... the three best for us.
A security officer posts up next to the steel gate. No crashing through this...
The gate opens to let in a LIU Supply Truck full of supplies.
Using technology developed at the MRI, a biometric monitor scans the truck and displays all major life forms on board. This time, it's only one guy.
More security officers watch from the security center.
A large security staff watches over security monitors and employee movements. They also keep track of all incoming and outgoing cargo.
Ammo is stored in this locked safe. Only the two gate officers are armed...well, armed with conventional weapons.
The left side.
The right side.
(2) Chemical Factory
Here's an overview of the factory. This building is in charge of mass producing medicines and medical chemicals. Also note the landing pad on the factory's roof. Right now, it's home to a LIU Med-Evac Dropship.
The landing pad is empty here.
The door to the factory states it all....WARNING! RED HARD HATS ONLY!
An overview of the factory shows off the four large chemical silos. They're empty right now because the team is preparing to start making a new medicine, LIU ANTI-N00B23.
Here's the main computer workstation. Important pressure, mixing, and heating controls are located here. A crew of five keeps an eye on the computers at all times.
This workstation controls the amount of chemicals that enter the tanks.
When dealing with chemicals, a fire supression workstation is a must. Luckily, the fire station is automated. The workers have been known to flee like babies instead of following the fire safety procedures.
Here's two of the silos up close! Wow, how...boring. NEXT!
What is this! This idiot wore his white hard hat. Call the police, this thug is going away for a long time.
(3) Lab Phase I
Here's an overview of the third building, Lap Phase I. It was orginally the largest and only lab, but it was soon dwarfed by Lab Phase II(coming up later).
The lab's roof. Note the fancy equipment and stuff...
This handy machine encrypts all data coming and going from the MRI. The enemy's ears must not hear our secrets..even though they will see them shortly.
The first floor of the lab is dedicated to shipping and recieving. Here's the loading dock complete with downward loading ramp. Fancy, huh? Be advised though, Max. 9M.
The downward ramp allows the LIU Supply Truck's bed to be even with the shipping door. Its easier to load and unload.
Although it shouldn't be necessary, a sign points the way to the loading dock.
Here's the shipping and recieving dock from the inside. Note the cargo and boxes thrown about. There are also shelves of stored medicines.
A view of more shelves.
This view shows the hallway between the loading area and the shipping offices. You can also see the elevator at the end of the hallway and the walkthough door to the lab.
The shipping office is home to the lab's quartermaster. He insures the proper materials are always on hand. He also makes sure products are shipped out in a timely manner.
More medicines are stored in the office.
After going up the elevator, you are left looking down the long corridor of the research rooms. Lets go to the end of the hall and work back to the elevator.
In this room, cryogenics is being studied. Sure, its been done, but what are the medical benefits / risks. Prisoners or other unwanted people are frozen for extended periods of time, thawed, and studied.
Note the cryo-computers and pods. The one in the middle is empty for now, but you can just make out an unlucky subject in the farthest pod.
The next lab studies the deadliest viruses and bacteria in the universe. The scientist finds cures for disease, but at the same time perfects the strains for biological weapons. Strange how lives are saved and destroyed in this small room.
The toxic organisms are stored in these canisters.
The scientist wears a full face mask to avoid contraction of the diseases and contamination of the strains. However, mistakes are always made, and the post opens up about every two weeks. Need a job?
This scientist is testing a new LIU development, the portable diagnosis scanner. Before, Diagnostic Machines were huge and couldn't go to the battlefield. This development allows your medics to carry the scanner to the field and see what injuries your men have substained.
Here in this lab, two scientists are testing the effects of the LIU-Slow-Virus on parrots. The man-made virus slows dowm the victim's metabolism and muscles until they can only move at an eighth of their normal speed.
This cage is full of super slow parrots.
See, they're in there and hardly moving...hmm..well, its hard to demonstrate in a photo, but we assure you they are moving slow.
One last view, and we are done with Lab Phase I.
(4) Lab Phase II
Here's an overview of the four-story lab. We think we already posted it above, but its getting late and we forgot...
The roof and all of its fancy equipment. We aren't sure what much of it does...
Enter Lap Phase II through its front door. The elevator is straight ahead and corridors go both directions.
The lab to the right makes biological rockets. Viruses created next door are loaded into long range missiles. The scientist pumps the payload through this hose.
A close-up of the scientist reveals that both his mouth and nose are covered with a medical mask.
Down the hall, the other lab hosts a burn lab (as if you couldn't tell by the fire floor tile)
A scientist blows superheated gas onto a burn suit. The LIU's plan for burn treatment is prevention. Each soldier / pilot could wear this and avoid burns all together.
A close-up of the fire-proof suit. It appears to be working, well..at least the subject hasn't started screaming yet.
Two scientists monitor the suit through these computers. The suit is hot, but its not allowing the heat to penetrate.
Now up to the second floor of Lab Phase II. Here's an overview.
To the left, this lab is growing artificial limbs. They use some of the newest cloning technology. No longer will your men be sidelined by limb loss. Note the hand and arm growing in the background.
Legs are larger and must be grown in this seperate chamber. This lab makes about 30 hands, 30 arms, and 15 legs a day.
The scientists send electrical charges through this hand to test that the nerve endings are working properly.
Down the hall, the other lab tests the effects of G-Forces on pilots. A test pilot is spun around at high speeds to test his limits. If the scientists find a way to combat G's, they can make their fighters faster and more agile.
This new suit allows the pilots to take up to 6 more G's than previously thought possible. Its a breakthrough in biologically integrated suit wear. It makes them look handsome too. Hmm..we didn't say that...
We're not totally sure why, but the scientists wanted to see how long a pilot can hang upside down without passing out. This guys been up for three days and still going strong. The scientist monitors his vitals, but the suit is keeping them stable. If only the suits had built in bathrooms....someone needs a diaper change...
Upstairs on the third floor, there is only one lab. Its the bone study lab. An advanced x-ray machine has been upgraded with new nano-technology that allows the machine to repair whatever damages it finds.
The computers spot a fractured leg on this subject. Tiny nano-bots are injected and begin rebuilding the bone. It's just one of many ways, the LIU is trying to save lives and speed up the recovery process for soldiers. Sorry guys, you're going back out there faster than ever these days.
This breakthrough will soon be added to all of the LIU's FDLLs.
Why is there only one lab on this floor? Well, smart LIU Tax Lawyers discovered that the MRI would be exempt from Universal Tax Laws if it had at least one room devoted to being a hospital. So here it is.
Remember that landing pad you saw earlier, you know about 500 pics ago, well it allows patients to be unloaded straight to the third floor hospital room.
The door opens...
It opens all the way and tucks off to the side. You could unload a tank through this door! Its that big, but no seriously, patients only...
A LIU Med-Evac Dropship lands and drops off an injured soldier. He's rushed to the one hospital bed.
The hospital room consists of this one small bed. One doctor and a nurse tend to the few patients the MRI recieves.
Not only is it a tax exemption, but it allows the doc's to test new drugs and techniques on the wounded. Hmmm... maybe that's why it gets so few patients.
This pic and the one above shows the door from the inside...Sorry to show it so much, we just like it a lot.
Now up to the MRI's strangest level, the fourth floor. If you couldn't tell by the giant skull outside the elevator, this floor is devoted to the study of death!
To the left is the mortuary. Six bodies are kept on ice here. The coroner logs each one before he stores it way in the freezer.
The freezer holds six bodies. Its kept stocked daily with those who wished to donate their bodies to science (and those who crossed the LIU, like that rival CEO).
The top three freezer doors open, revealing three dead bodies. Please, if you're prone to nightmares about the undead, don't look at this pic...whoops, probably too late now.
To the right, the dead bodies are put to use. The LIU, as crazy as it sounds, is trying to cure death. A body, locked in this chamber, is sprayed with an advanced, classified chemical that is meant to raise the dead. It hasn't worked yet, but soon, the LIU will be immune to death itself!
Scientist watch on as test after test fails. One time, they thought they had movement, but it was just the arm falling off. Oh well...one day it will happen.
A ton of computers and staff are assigned to this project. Imagine the implications! If everyone had this technology, war would be pointless. Well, that is everyone that can afford invincibility. And its not CHEAP!
Note: If you donate your empire's bodies to LIU science(alive or dead), your empire will get a royalty fee equal to .00000000000001% of the profit gained. It sounds small, but these medical technologies make bank on the free market. You never know, you might make a buck or two...