The sublevels were a dangerous underground area in Pelvanida Research Base. All the unstable or "non-integrated" experiments were stored down there, in cells with titanium doors marked with a letter and numeral.

History[edit | edit source]

The subelevels existed as far back as the 1990s, though Lockdown is the only non-integrated experiment from the 90s to survive to 2009.

During the terrorist invasion, the terrorist commander needed Lockdown to power the Einstein-Rosen Bridge, so he sent Cale with a team into the sublevels to retrieve him. After accidentally opening and killing the occupant of cell 2B, Cale located Lockdown in cell 8Z. He brought him to auxiliary control.

Later Cobalt Squad searched the sublevels and witnessed the individuals in axuliary control. They wired for reinforcements, and James' team came to rescue Lockdown and Rudyard Shelton, who had been captured and used to gain entrance. In the following firefight, all terrorists except possibly Pietrson were killed. The team then left to destroy the bridge in the hangar.

After the bridge was destroyed several members of the team reconvened in auxiliary control.

During the invasion of July 2009, several forays were made into the sublevels, one of which left Neku with life-threatening injuries. He survived due to the efforts of Dr. Josephine Smithson and a transfusion from Shade.

When the rest of Pelvanida was destroyed by the aristrike from Crimson Base, some of the sublevels' reinforced cells survived, as Dr. Fenton Bradley and Wayne Anthony hid in one to survive.

Many years later, Sophie Donitz emerged in the sublevels from the Einstein-Rosen Bridge on Gaman's moon. She briefly met the Shakespeare clone, who directed her to the surface. Later the next day, A stolen Humvee containing Aisha Tennes, Steven Johnson, Carol Smithson, Oscar Shelton and Micah Landon returned Sophie to Pelvanida just in time for her to make the jump home with the cure to the gate plague. (Next of Kin)

Known Sublevel Experiments[edit | edit source]

1990s[edit | edit source]

  • Robert Ludlow (Lockdown)

February 2009[edit | edit source]

July 2009[edit | edit source]

Alternate versions[edit | edit source]

In the virtual Pelvanida created by Dr. Bruce Tinner for the testing of his virtual reality machine, the sublevels were the origin of the poison gas from the second task.

When the away team traveled to anti-matter Pelvanida, the Einstein-Rosen bridge deposited them in the sublevels. (Card of Ten)

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