The biological and anti-virus protection facility on the dead asteroid of Planax Five is the most advanced and long established anti-terrorism facility in the entire galaxy. Created in the aftermath of The Bubonicus plague of Universal date 4437, the laboratories and workshops that exist here house the finest minds, the most advanced equipment and research facilities that the universe can supply. At the time, some centuries ago, the governments of the first established union decided to form a singular body, a facility as it were, to fight the evil that was biological technology used in any form of terrorism or warfare. During the Bubonicus plague it had been estimated that approximately twenty seven billion people across countless worlds had died of this particular plague strain. Measures had to be taken to combat this treat. The protection facility was their answer.
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So far the facility’s record had been excellent. Disease hijacked by terrorists to cause as much damage as possible, and the use of biological warfare had been mostly eradicated. At last, this particular form of weaponry seemed to have eradicated..
Protected by an entire battalion of the fleet’s most sophisticated conventional weaponry, the asteroid housing this facility can be approached only by one direct route, where authorisation is checked almost endlessly. Every step of the journey. Reference and cross reference. Computer algorithms continually monitored. It is said that it is easier to turn lead into gold than it is to dock at Planax Five.
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