Area 51 was well known in the interdimensional explorer's community as
the premier base camp for multiverse exploration. Referred to as Paradise
Ranch, it was established as a waygate during Earth’s Neolithic era. In its
prime, the complex reached 80 stories underground and had everything
from the latest alien spa treatments to an 800km Ultradrive race track.
However, in the late 1940's the area drew interest from local sentient
lifeforms. The Humans—attracted by the energy wave distortions caused
by the Ranch’s waygates, constructed primitive science laboratories on
top of the Ranch’s hidden main entrance hoping to study the source of
the distortions. It made this destination less desirable for extraterrestrial
lifeforms wanting to maintain a low profile, so the Interdimensional
Explorers Club saw it as an opportunity to open a new location halfway
around the world.
Constructed in a hidden valley between the mountain borders of Austria,
Italy, and Slovenia, the underground complex not only included all the
amenities of the Ranch, but also aboveground facilities. Disguised as a
manufacturing operation for the Human pastime called snowboarding,
The Mothership and its adjacent Moonshot Facilities allowed patrons to
test and repair their Near Space vehicles in standard atmosphere while
enjoying Earth’s delicious alpine air.
Renowned for allterrain versatility, the Mercury has been designed for power when
you want it and float when you need it.