King of Kings
The Outpost is a secret location within a hidden star system neighbouring the sytem of Woe. It appears from the outside to be an old, blocky, abandoned station of indeterminate origin. Once inside however several unique features have been discovered. Firstly, the station appears to have 13 floors, with the middle floor being of primary importance as it houses the control and communications room. However, discoveries had been made showing that a further 13 floors exist between those floors, and are only accessible through secret doors within the walls, or by way of very unusual portals requiring baroque keys.
These alternate floors do not have an orthodox physical connection to the rest of the ship, with a room on one floor leading inexplicably into a hallway many floors below. Furthermore, there exists vertical ladder shafts within the ship which, contrary to physical laws connect top to bottom, so that if one were to climb down far enough, they would find themselves at the top of the ladder.
This is inadvised however, as the effect this loop has upon technology has been disruptive, and no knowledge of what it would do to organic life has been ascertained.
Another key aspect and mystery of the ship is the primary computer. Located in the middle floor, it is the terminal which sends and receives missions and reports, although the exact manner in which it does so is not known.
Lastly, throughout the Outpost are examples of a strange technology. This technology appears as combination of black metal and glasslike material with delicate silver strands woven into it. The silver strandes carry what appears to be a bright energy, and the effect of the energy passing through the many winding, and overlapping strands gives one the impression that it is forming words or phrases. Even closer inspection of the technology shows that the many-layered makeup of these devices contains incredibly tiny and intricate glass clockwork.
The devices radiate cold, as though cold were an energy in itself. Attempts to interface directly with the technology has resulted in the immediate sapping of energy from intruding technology. Lastly, when Jace interfaced with the more mundane technology of the ship, he experienced visions of cold insanity.
Thus far only one other example of this technology has been found in the form of The Ice Ring.
Recently, information came to light that suggests that the station may have once belonged to a member of the Haarlock lineage. Most notably tapestry and iconography of the Lion and Eagle, symbols of the line.