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Located between the Île-d’Aix and the Île d’Oléron in the Pertuis d’Antioche straits, on the west coast of France, Fort Boyard was originally constructed by Napoleon Bonaparte as part of the defence of the arsenal of Rochefort.
By the time the fort was completed, it was obsolete. It was used briefly as a prison and then as a TV set before the French government sold the submarine harbour at La Rochelle to Executive Strike, Incorporated. ExStrike, Inc., converted the submarine barns into storage for their light-attack surface craft, but decided that the pens were too open to assault. Through a combination of a generous offer and subtle but clear threats, the Company was able to persuade the consortium that owned Fort Boyard to sell it to them.
The fort is now the main HQ and stronghold of the Company. No less than one hundred armed and trained soliders guard it at all times. Six MM40 Exocet launchers have been placed, giving the Company a defensive bubble 200 miles across.