Located in downtown Night City, the Nakajimo building contains many of the legal businesses controlled my Autumn Blade. It is a 46 story building and the top ten floors are owned axclusively by the organization. Most of the rest of the floors are rented out to private businesses and other companies. On the roof there is full helicopter and AV landing pad as well as a garden. Office space is normally rented by the floor, but on levels 2-ten smaller spaces are available. Rates in the building are high and if a tenent acts suspicous then a reason is found for their lease to be terminated. Security is even higher and every floor is monitored. Security is so high it rivals that of the Arasaka building (and in fact in some ways is superior).
The lobby of the building is spascious and is decorated with an oriental flair. Koto music plays through the PA system and the front desk is manned by a 3 attractive young women at all times. Security gaurds are plainly visible in the lobby and as many as ten can be seen walking around or manning their posts at any given time. Janitors and maintenence are rarely seen during the day, usually only if there is a spill or something needing immediate repairs. The building is kept immaculately clean. At night not much changes around the building, since many of the businesses housed within are open 24 hours a day.
The first 3 floors are a popular high end shopping center.
The fourth and fifth floors house a 4 star Japanese restaurant by the name of The Dragon House. The restaurant itself has the standard eastern decor and a bar to the rear, the restaurant sits in the corner of the buildung and both the bar and the restaurant proper overlook the streets. Between the bar and the restaurant is a lounge, with a false waterfall trickling over a rock cliff built on to the wall. A walkway criss crosses the waterfall to the door 30 feet above, leading to an exclusive nightclub, The Smoking Section, which prominently features live jazz every night, and Kenjiro Sonada and his band Slanted Heart play regularly.
Floor 6 is reserved exclusively for
security and the main database for the buildiing. It
rows of coffins, 20 each, for use by off duty security,
the janitorial staffs. The entire staff of the
is inhouse and no outside services are ever
contracted. From this
point of the building every square inch of the 1st through
are monitored by camera, thermograph and motion
the roof and basements, as well as the parking
garages, only the
bathrooms aren't monitored from here.
Floors 7 though 36 are the areas rented out to other companies, including a fitness club, the offices of World Rythm and Watchmen magazines, Brower Law Firm, FKDC radio Funkadelic, and Electric Dreams, a high end cosmetic surgery and cybernetics clinic run by Killikena Grey.
Levels 37 and 38 contain the corporate headquaters for Nakajimo Imports, (but all merchandise is stored in a warehouse near the shipyards). Nakajimo Imports is the totally legitimate main business front for Autumn Blade, and imports various goods from foreign markets, including wares from Crystal Palace. Nakajimo also handles the building, and its lease space. Contrary to the standard practices of such a front, no illegal or unreported merchandise moves through Nakajimo, nor is any such contraband stored in the warehouse. While money laundering does take place it is in such a fashion that it is virtually untraceable, as with all Autumn Blade holdings.
Level 39 is the recording studio and corporate suite for Wake Up records, home to such bands as Slurred Dystopia, Kestrel, and Slanted Heart. While they are the three biggest bands under contract, Wake Up records manages many local bands and acts as a promoter on occasion. The Kestrel twins, Molly and Gina, are often seen here, and the Irish group, with its celtic/industrial sound have topped the charts of college stations throughout the west coast. Often when a group is recording here, footage will be displayed in the monitors at the nightclub downstairs, sometimes even followed by a live show on the stage.
Level 40 houses an art museum where the works of several of the cities finest artist's are on display, along with an eastern section where many authentic peices of Asian art and various suits of armor and weapons are displayed.
Level 41 is currently empty, and this
last floor, with the exception of the roof, attainable by
To gain entrance to the upperfloors you must press the
buttons on the
phone in a preset 5 number code. The code changes
only the Upper echelon of Autumn Blade are ever privy to the
Once the code has been entered, the rear of the elevator
elevator. Upon stepping into this elevator you must
a retinal and fingerprint scan.
Level 42 contains 2 very large apartments, one of which is currently being shared by Connor Lee and Thomas Johnson. The other is inhabited by Markus Xavier.
Level 43 contains the real security area, in this room is the mainframe that controlls everything from climate control to the steel shutters which cover the insides of the windows . The entire building is monitored from here both audially and visually. Every room inclucing bathrooms, is monitored and in the secure areas past the 36th floor, thermograph sensors and motion detectors are also utilized. The mainframe is completely seperate from all other computers in the building except for those in Chars personal office, and it has a singular unlisted phone line connected only to the Yojihiromate estate maiframe, making it completely safe from net attacks provided the attacker doesn't have the unlisted number. A seperate mainframe is connected to the regular security and building maiframe as well as the police, I contains a satellite uplink and acts as a backup. To gain entrance to this floor you must first resubject yourself to all the security procedures on the elevator, plus the weight of the elevator is monitored as well as the heat signatures. The Inner Circle are the only ones whom the computer has been programmed to accept. If the requirements are not met the elevator will flood with Tear gas 3 and the floors deliver a very high electric shock. All the floors owned by Autumn Blade have been extensively soundproofed and feature armored shutters which can be dropped from the ceiling down behind the glass for protection.
Level 44 is made of 2 apartments, one for Jacque Dubois and Kilikena Grey, the other is shared "Rasta" Mike and Patrick Connor.
Level 45 contains the private gymnasium and Chars personal office and apartment. Its security measures are the same as level 34's. The Gym takes up half the floor and the apartment/office takes up the rest. Scott and Yumi live here, and Janitorial robots keep these floors clean. In addition to the normal security there are hidden panels in many of the walls containing armament for two people, including two handguns and 2 assualt rifles or submachine guns. Hidden in one of the support columns there is also a small armory. Hidden in floor panels on each side of the building there are parachutes designed specificaly for low altitude jumps as a last ditch escape attempt. A full bar and entertainment system accessable by remote from anywhere in the apartment completes the suite, with four drop down screens in the main area and one in the bedroom. The view is breathtaking, the bedroom window faces the bay, and all the windows on the floors owned by AB are self tinting...also controlled by the remote. The gymnasium houses state of the art equipment, a large swimming pool, a programmable maze, a running track and aerobic facilities, as well as space set aside for sparring.
Level 46 is the hangar bay for AV's and helicopters. This level is completely open to all building personell alhtough there is a walled off private section for Autumn Blades personal use. The main area will house 8 AV-4's and two commercial helicopters. The private area has enough room for four AV-4's. refueling facilities are available on both sides and feed from a Fuel tank on the roof.
In addition to the underground parking
there are two private sub levels, sub-level one is a private
accessable only to members of Autumn Blade, and sub-level
two is a bomb
shelter. Some of the support columns in the building
and serve as an escape route from the secured floors to
or the roof.
The Nakajimo Complex is connected via
walk on the third floor to the Embassy Hotel across the
Embassy is a 38 story luxury hotel with all the amenities,
considered part of the complex.
(Created and written by Deric Bernier)