Extending deep into the Rocky Mountains is the former U.S.
defense base, which houses a vast array of weapons that are
refurbished and put to good use by the human
Jonnie's first encounter
with the defense base is much earlier than his first meeting
with the Psychlos.
When he was twelve he had strayed up there, more trying out
a pony than going someplace. After riding for miles and miles
he had been abruptly halted by giant, vertical doors, which
he managed to pry open. Upon peering inside he saw the stairs
strewn with the skeletons of ancient men. Misunderstood at
the time and labeled "the tomb of the gods," the
U.S. defense base later becomes a key operations area for
the human rebellion.