Omnion Engramics is relatively small, but one of the most successful companies in the field of advanced cybernetics and general artificial intelligence.
Most of the larger robot manufacturers have their mass-produced models assembled in large factories and the research and customer relations are often handled at separate locations, but the Omnion Engramics operates differently. Their smaller production facilities develop and produce custom made AI operated cybernetic systems for various purposes from heavy-framed industry robots to humanlike household androids.
A typical facility has on-site laboratories, customer premises and the manufacturing in the same building. Omnion Engramics has basically two significant branches. One is their entertainment branch where they offer people very realistic, but safe historical theme parks with android actors. These androids have highly advanced personalities. Often extracted from the brain of a real person and then edited to fit its role.
Another branch is not public and it deals with more sensitive research and development. Some facilities are co-operative projects with the government. These facilities have higher security measures and they are often located at a remote location with very limited network connections for security reasons.
Industrial tycoon and inventor Anthony Spark lives in a luxurious mansion built on a cliffside facing east. The upper floor has a kitchen, dining room and two smaller rooms, and the bottom floor has a workshop, living room, a master bedroom (that also doubles as a safe room if necessary), a large balcony, and a sauna.
An old stone church has been renovated into a nightclub called “the Temple”. The nightclub is owned by Solomon King, a fixer well-connected with the local underworld. Everyone knows that the Temple is neutral soil, where all kinds of conflicts are forbidden. Anyone who breaks this rule will be banned from the Temple, and being banned from the Temple means being ousted from your underworld family.
All the clues point to a small run down hotel next to a silent desert town. There’s reason to believe that the phylactery was hidden under the floor boards of the room number 8, but it’s hard to believe that it was left there unguarded.