In the book I will soon attempt to write, a mysterious company will finance the construction of elaborate headquarters on a remote island somewhere in the South Pacific.
The island in question will be extremely remote and largely unknown. This island will be affiliated with no country and is presently uninhabited by man. I am not yet sure of the dimensions of this island, but it will possess a volcano, which will be near the center, subtropical forests and vast bleak cliffs. I believe there will be ruins of an ancient civilization somewhere on the island, but no one presently lives there.
The headquarters are be quite expansive and they will be placed on one of the cliffs. It will be at least a two-story, durable structure, complete with labs, a large kitchen area, private rooms for scientists to live in, and a storage area. Energy will be provided via solar panels. The headquarters will not only house scientists, but would be an adequate place to study, experiment, engineer, etc.
There is a dark, underlying, largely unknown reason the headquarters was built there, but the general public, along with most of the scientists involved, are under the impression that it exists for another purpose. The problem is, I cannot think of any good reasons to spend so much money to finance a base in such a remote location. Therefore, the "reason" for the base's existence would have to be based on the island itself and anything that can and must be studied intensely right there.
Does anyone have any idea for why such a base would be created?
The reason must:
- Involve a breakthrough in some field of science
- Involve the island in question
- Explain why the base could not have been built anywhere else
- Justify the necessity of spending money on such a base