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Slayer made it to the facility just as night was falling. This location was
set back into the hills off the main highway and away from town. The private secure road leading up to it's location was a 15 mile long curvy wooded
road monitored 24/7.
The location was chosen for it's seclusion by his grandfather on his fathers side Theodore Andrews. Here was the heart and soul of Vera-Tech
Formally known as Andrews defense industries. They had participated in many well known defense projects over the past 90 years or so. They took a
small part in the Manhattan project. But were very involved in the testing of radar avoiding technology during the war years. Working with many of
Tesla's ideas they had varying degrees of success while conducting the Philadelphia experiment. The Technology of the period was just not there yet.
That was then, now however with the advancement in computing and materials they would soon be able to prove the theories sound. They had the lions
share of testing and development during the 80s under the Reagan administration. Participating in many projects regarding SDI also known as the Star
Wars program. Unknown to many the projects had many spin offs and side projects now in use in very sensitive military applications.
Here he had some of the best and brightest in their fields employed.
Genetics had been his fathers passion not his. He still worked in genetics but his passion was in nanotechnology.
Slayer tore down the old facility and replaced the outdated building with a state of the art test and development facility back in 05. Incorporating
the latest innovations in modern high tech equipment. Here the company engineers tested and developed many black budget programs and systems for the
CIA and pentagon.
Having seen the horrors of real combat and warfare first hand while serving in the US Marines. Slayer had made a personal decision and switched the
company's focus away from offensive weapons projects and towards higher end materials, nanotechnology and genetics research and development. It made
him sleep better at night knowing he was working towards saving lives as apposed to taking them. After parking his bike he made his way to the lobby.
He was greeted by his top engineer and friend William. Good evening Mr Andrews. How was the trip?
Not bad, not too much traffic. Long ride though.
Slayer said smiling while shaking his hand.
He then walked over to the ID verification screen on the desk. Setting his
helmet and gloves off to the side he leaned over. The machine scanned his eyes then the computer requested the he place his hand palm down at a
specific location on the counter to obtain a secondary ID. The computer only took a few seconds then cleared him to proceed.
Very few of the other employees knew the nature of Slayers private matters. As far as most of them knew he was just another rich nerdy Bill Gates
type. This image was one he promoted. He didn't want them to know about his private obsession. Keeping up with the charade they both looked over at
the front desk personnel and smiled then they made their way to the elevator once in and the doors closed all the formalities ended, the mood became
very casual. Slayer was with an old friend. He turned to Will and asked
Did you finish the armor?
Yeah Slay, I had them working around the clock. We analyzed that data New York sent us. Was it really that bad in London?
William said as he handed Slayer some data he then turned to the panel to choose a level.
No. Not really they were a bit stronger but they didnt seem too intelligent.
Up or down?
William asked pausing at the panel.
Slayer was focused on the report he was just handed.
Do you want to go up to your office to freshen up first or down to the lab right now?
Slayer folded up the report and stuck it in the inside pocket of his jacket and said. I came all this way to see the progress I can
shower and change clothes later. I want to see what you have.
William said as he put in his security key. A small panel opened up which revealed 6 more levels below the ones known to most of the employees. Upon
reaching the lowest level the doors opened they stepped out and went to their left. They walked down the hallway and through a pair of beautiful
hardwood and glass double doors into a conference room.
Slayer hit the lights and went over to the bar and mixed a couple of drinks. William grabbed the remote and turned on the left display. On it he
showed Slayer the new improved nanoweave micro fiber armor.
We were able to increase the protection by a factor of 200
while only adding 10% to the weight.
Handing William his drink Slayer walked over and looked at the shirt. smiled and said. Hey I even like the color.
Relax Slay, it and the matching leggings are under garments. They wont be seen.
William clicked on the right monitor, he showed data they had on the known bite and tearing strength of Werewolves and Black Dogs claws.
Remember the suit protects against ripping and biting but its not padded. You will feel the impacts and possibly the crushing vise like
squeeze if they clamp down on you...
Looking up at the screens Slayer swallowed his drink then turned to William and said he wanted to see it demonstrated. They left the conference room
and went down the hall to the ballistics lab. There sitting behind a large monitor was about the most mousy geek Slayer had ever seen. William
introduced Slayer to Professor Peter Stein. He was the one who came up with the new nanoweave micro fiber. Apparently Professor Stein was a bit
nervous, when he stood to shake Slayers hand he knocked over his coffee and short circuited the telephone.
They walked over to the underground firing range. Down at the far end they had a manikin setup wearing the new garment. Professor Stein picked up an
AK-47 and fired off a few rounds. Then he grabbed an AR-15 firing a whole clip then proceeded to repeat the process several more times with various
types of firearms all achieving the same result. No penetration.
Proudly Professor Stein turned around with a large smile on his face that instantly dropped when he found himself staring at the tip of a razor sharp
Katana about two inches from his face. Professor Stein Stepped back sticking one foot into a small waste basket he tripped falling backwards landing
on his backside with his glasses falling off his face.
Slayer lowered the sword while helping him to his feet then walked down to the manikin and swung with all his might. The blade hit the manikin with a
downward strike between the head and shoulder and got stuck. Professor Stein and William were a bit apprehensive both standing there with concerned
looks on their faces..
Slayer had to yank the sword out and was happy to find that although the sword had cut a 6 inch deep gash into the manikin taking some of the
material in with it into the gash the material wasn't cut or torn and was in perfect condition.
Are you satisfied?
William asked as he walked over to
I will have to test it in real life first to let you know the answer to that.
Are you heading back to London?
No, not yet.
I have an old score to settle for my Grandfather Ezekiel first...
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[edit on 3/9/09 by masqua]