Léry's Memorial Institute
|“||A research facility should be a place where minds grow, where learning happens. But the Léry Memorial Institute is quite the opposite. It’s a place where the human brain is turned into something unpleasant and broken.. Electricity is everywhere and dirty tools are found laying around. The facility is a place where all methods are acceptable - as long as information is retrieved. Whether the “subject” is alive after the procedure is not important. Nowadays the facility is abandoned but the methods are not. Snow and rust have replaced the screams and tears. A few marks on the walls and the furniture, some books… Nothing else remembers all those who lost their minds and their lives in there.||„|
|~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)|
|"Léry's Memorial Institute"|
|Spark of Madness|
It was implemented into the Game alongside the release of CHAPTER IV: Spark of Madness on 11 May 2017.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Realm consists of 1 Map and is set in a hospital theme. The Realm's prominent colour palette is white.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Nestled in a sleepy woods three miles south of Michaelstown, Illinois, the Léry Memorial Institute started out life as a hospital specialising in the rehabilitation of GI's returning from the Korean War. The mansion built in the late 1800's and its massive lot were donated by the previous owner to be transformed into a medical facility. As an army hospital, it always fell under different laws and rules to other hospitals and in 1967, it effectively became a front for the CIA. Under the Stewardship of Otto Stamper, the old army patients were shipped out and a huge fence erected around the property. Around this time, the public were refused access to the patients and the whole place was shrouded in secrecy.
By 1970, the Institute was fully transformed into a CIA black site with special requirements to develop cutting-edge interrogation techniques and they employed a wide range of different doctors and specialists to help them. The Institute thrived through the 70's growing to a staff of hundreds, filling the main hospital and several out-buildings.
Documents and evidence about the Institute is scarce as the government condemned the entire building in 1983, even razing most of the building to the ground in what seemed to be planned explosive demolition. Even now, the events that lead to the closing of the Institute and what happened to the staff and patients is shrouded in controversy and mystery. Snippets of information in heavily redacted documents tell the story of some kind of incident or event, but even the most tenacious of reporters have failed to unearth any real evidence of conspiracy or wrongdoing. You can still see what remains of the shell of the main hospital facility, standing defiant against the ruins that surround it on what is still US Military land.
Map[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the Game files, the Léry's Memorial Institute Realm is being referred to under the name Hospital.