Atmospheric Observation Outpost Omicron

Perched atop a ridge in the Talis Mountains, sits the ninth Arethean research station of its type yet discovered. Though the landscape below this Outpost is tranquil enough, the structure is believed to have once provided Arethean scientists with an uncommon perspective of the Traxic Land-Squalls known to have plagued the region. Satellite imagery of the region indicates these destructive storms batter the Talis Mountains during the brief Winter season.

Poorly understood by the ARC’s Astro-Meteorologists, Traxic storms form unpredictably and quickly achieve wind speeds measured at up to 300 kilometers per hour. These meteorological phenomena may explain not only the placement of this Outpost, but also its flattened ovular form, which may lend Outpost Omicron additional strength in the face of Traxic winds (see diagram).

Analysis from Architectural Study and Preservation Agency engineers, has revealed that the windows of the Outpost were cast from a unique thermoplastic. While not unlike Terrestrial plexiglass in appearance, this material is many times stronger. The durability of this material evinces the need for protection against Traxic storms during scientific observation. This station, as well as its eight counterparts scattered throughout the continent are believed to have operated in conjunction with the global Field Emitter system.