The NecroMech Dossier Core Manual April 2018 - Page 209

An opportunity seized by ODESSA to create elaborate underground bases of operation in Berlin, Hamburg, Wesel, Dresden, and Magdeburg. By 1950 modest above ground buildings mask entrances to a vast labyrinth of subterranean tunnels, interlinking old air raid shelters with new manufacturing, research, and storage areas. The surrounding areas are under strict ODESSA control to produce food and raw materials. Although ODESSA operations are decentralized of significant importance are four key locations; Wewelsburg Castle, the Catacombs of Paris, a secret ex- naval base in Norway nicknamed the Ice Box (Kühlschrank), and in unusual contrast to the others, a London pub. Originally built in the early 1600s Wewelsburg Castle sits above the Alme valley in western Germany, just over 150km northeast of Düsseldorf. Taken over by Heinrich Himmler in 1934 several additions and modifications were made under his direction and overseen by architect Hermann Bartels. Although the original Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) work crews were re-assigned in 1943 from work on Wewelsburg to more direct work supporting war initiatives a new secret workforce supersedes them - no longer made up of concentration camp inmates this group is carefully hand selected for the construction of the hidden subterranean vault complex. Except for a select few who become members of Dr. Kruckel’s immediate team all are executed, or worse, selected for experimentation, at the completion of the work. The structural damage to the above-ground buildings resulting from the inadequate demolition by SS Major Heinz Macher and his men, under orders from Himmler in March 1945, is limited; the vaults go untouched. The only castle access to the underground complex is via a hidden lock mechanism behind one of the pedestals lining die Gruft. Opening the lock results in a section of stone wall to pivot inwards to reveal a short corridor and a stairway leading down... Page 209