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Rocky Mountains Complex
Tacitus Containment
The core of the complex, protected by two layers of energy barrier
Location

Rocky Mountains, USA

Continent

North America

Environment

Low Tiberium contamination

Classification

Blue Zone (2052)

Affiliation

GDI

Appears in

Kane's Wrath

Missions

Tacitus Regained

Couldn't they store the Tacitus at somewhere more tropical?!
- Anonymous Nod Soldier

The Rocky Mountains Complex was a GDI military installation located in the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America.

History

During the Third Tiberium War, the Tacitus was transferred to this facility from China via sea after a failed attempt to capture the alien device by a Nod strike force led by LEGION.

In 2052, the Tacitus became increasingly unstable due to the experiments of the GDI research team. Fearing that the Tacitus may be destroyed for good, Kane ordered LEGION to attack the facility and retrieve the Tacitus before it self-destructs.

Despite fierce resistance, LEGION's forces managed to recover the Tacitus before its complete destabilization.

Description

The primary defense of the Rocky Mountains Complex was a pair of impregnable energy barriers, presumably derived from the same technology as the Firestorm barrier. The inner barrier protects the Tacitus containment facility itself, and the outer one covers a much wider area, which contains a GDI base. A large number of AA batteries and several Watchtowers are also present within the barriers, in case they fail.

The entire Complex is dotted with defensive emplacements, including AA batteries, Watchtowers, Sonic emitters, and Battle Bases. Several outposts are constructed in strategic locations, and the Complex is constantly patrolled by elite GDI forces.
Rocky Mountain buildings

One of the bunker exits and a communications center

In addition, a huge army was amassed in bunkers beneath the mountains, allowing them to quickly provide reinforcement through four bunker exits.

Unfortunately, the Complex also has several weaknesses: much of its defense emplacements were powered by poorly defended external power plants, the exits of the bunker were vulnerable to attack, and most importantly, while the energy barriers were physically impenetrable, they were still vulnerable to cyberwarfare. The last weakness proved to be GDI's undoing, as LEGION's forces managed to bring down the energy barriers by hacking GDI communications centers during their assault on the facility.

Trivia

  • According to the pre-mission cutscene, the facility appears to be located in Idaho.
  • Strangely, unlike most other GDI facilities with great importance, the Rocky Mountains Complex does not have an Ion cannon control.

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