Capistrano Island was well known to the local indian population prior to the Spanish colonization and the Mission system.
However, for unknown reasons the indians never ventured out the the island. It was considered to be an evil place but as
the indians refused to talk about it, nothing was ever passed down by their storytellers about the island.
early 1700's an early Spanish expedition tried to explore the island but both the ship and crew were never heard from again.
This was enough to keep any further exploration attempts at bay for over a century.
No one set foot on the island
again till the American Civil War. An outpost was established there in 1863 to watch for possible confederate raiders but
three months after the establishment of the outpost all contact was lost. Another ship was dispatched to investigate but
all they found was the outpost abandoned and all troops stationed there missing. No attempts to establish an outpost there
again were considered and none of the missing soldiers were ever heard from again.
In WWI the island was used as
a target range by naval vessels. However, after a report of mysterious activity on the island a naval launch was sent to
investigate. As the launch neared the shore it was fired upon and withdrew. The naval force consisting of one battleship,
one heavy crusier, two light crusiers and nine destroyers opened fire on the island and continued a bombardment for a period
of three days. After that all noticable activity ceased and an Army unit was sent in to scout the island. Some strange damaged
vehicles and the remains of an encampment were discovered so a contingent of Army personnel were assigned to the island.
Something else was discovered that day, but all written records were sealed and the area was put under heavy guard. From
that day forth a base was established on Capistrano Island and the mystery covered up.
During WWII the base became
much larger and it was said many new developments in weapons and equipment came from that base. Unconfirmed reports had it
there were direct lines to the New Mexico labs, the Pentagon and even the White house itself. The Navy kept a small flotilla
of PT boats and operated blimps from a blimp station searching for enemy submarines and possible activity. Toward the end
of the war it was said two Japanese submarines were sunk near here on their way to Panama. After the war ended, the base
was mostly abandoned and whatever mystery it contained was sealed up.
The Navy maintained a bombing range on the
far end of the island and in the late 1990's due to a resurgence of international terrorism it was decided to re-establish
a base on Capistrano Island by the U.S.D.O.C. for training purposes. This base was to take on a much more important role.
I am Reserve Commander Kano, code named "Kanowarrior". I originally planned to operate a fire control
unit specializing in brush fires. Also planned was a bomb disposal unit to help contain the active bombing range and a small
unit of USDOC personnel to help those units while on missions. An airbase was re-opened to airlift my units to hotspots and
a training area for visiting military units such as SEAL's, Counterinsurgency units and others wishing not to be operating
within the public eye was established.
Sector 11 was the sector we had standing orders to avoid at all costs and
it had a perimeter with a 24 hour armed guard. However, it wasn't long before we discovered much more was needed. A small
base within our base grew in Sector 11 and it had it's own communications outside of those provided by our base. Everything
within Sector 11 was outside of my command. It wasn't long before we were to butt heads.
Sector 11 - TOP SECRET REVEALED!