An overall view of the island showing the extensive engineering and office buildings.
A shot of the landing dock with just a small glimpse of the submarine and the world famous penguins.
This secret volcanic island is hidden somewhere in the oceans of the southern hemisphere of earth.
It is the secret headquarters of the seafaring hero of the seven seas, ‘Nero’.
The island is unusual in being composed mainly of lodestone. It is of such high quality that Nero first mines it and then refines it, to manufacture high class compass needles. Because of their superb quality they have captured the market and Nero has made his, not insubstantial, fortune.
Nero has a small secret submarine called “Naughty Lass” which is powered from radiated moon energy and so can remain at sea for just under a lunar month, just having to come to shore during the new moon for restocking with peanut butter (Nero’s favorite cuisine)
Nero, when not actually mining his lodestone, spend time feeding and training his penguins, who are world famous.
The island is so far south that it always has some snow on it, even at the height of its short summer. Nero Hero wishes it was a little warmer but values its secrecy.
Nero has a small railway, 15 inch gauge, that runs around the habitable parts of the island and consists of an eclectic range of equipment, most of it heavily modified in the on-island workshops. This is used to transport ‘things’ from the mine to the wharf and to the workshops. Nero also uses it to go for joy rides when he feels like it. After all “all work and no play makes Jack (Nero) a dull boy”.
The manufacturing plant near the dock area is used to manufacture all sorts of ‘secret’ things that Nero is unable to purchase on eBay.
Nero supplements his fortune made from the mine with trips to the local oyster bed where he harvests the oysters for both their pearls and their flesh.
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