The Dying of the Light
Since the Western Concordiate took ownership of the cairn for the most part it has enjoyed relative peace. The last major offensive by the Wyrm occured in the dusk hours of August 2002 during a powerful storm. Near 8 packs of Dancers with several first Teams assulted the cairn as from the phycial realm while swarms of Banes and other Wyrm spirits assulted the Serpent himself trying to corrupt him and take the spiritual heart. They were broken , but the cairn paid a heavy price in the lives of its defenders and the Serpent went into a deep slumber to recover from its own wounds. Of the 40 defenders they suffered over 75% casualties and no one escaped being wounded. Albrecht moved swiftly to reinforce the cairn so that another assult would not take it over and sent several elder and powerful packs to gaurd it. This included an elite pack of elders who would assume leadership roles of the cairn as the cairn was leaderless and reeling from its losses. The new leadership would create alliances with several other shifters to help reinforce the cairn not long after arriving, including several of the Pumonca ( cougar) shifters of the area. While most of these new allies are not present at all times they can come and go as they please and have agreed to come to the cairn aid if called in return for access to the cairns power. Once they took Serpents Oaths they also became aware of the powerful Nagah presence ( most of the Nagah were at a major meeting at another cairn the night of the attack, its likely the Wyrm is aware of their presence and choose thier attack time just because they were not there and if they could corrupt or destroy Serpent they would deal a likely mortal blow to the Serpent folk.
State level budget cutbacks in 2007 created rumors that the state was considering selling the rites to the park , so in order to prevent this from happening the leadership turned to the leadership of AI who were looking for a building site for a new facility under thier Valkenburg Foundation subcompany. Ai agreed and using its political and monetary power they secured the park and purchased almost all the property around the park as an extension of the park and for the site of thier new facility. overnight major work commenced on the groundwork for the facility and within under 2 years it was completed. Local news attempted several times to get more details and or enter the site but they kept the site heavily secured and secret throughout the period , which did create rumors of it being a secret government facility for testing and whatnot among many conspiracy groups.
Now as 2010 dawns the facility is now open for business, both the public kind and the werewolves kind. The facility is gaurded by no less then one of the elite Chimera teams and several of thier normal teams. While they walk in public in normal security gear those in the know are aware that even these uniforms are more protective then they appear and the heavier gear is not far away if needed. The Cairn leadership is glad for the most part of the Chimera and Glasswalker presence knowing that AI and the Foundation will take alot of care and effort to see to the protection of the cairn, course it does create the complication that AI and the Glasswalkers will not allow or consider allowing the cairn to fall back into the Pure Lands Alliance at any cost and their presence does not sit well with the Alliance as they ( and especialy the Red Talons) dislike to hate tech and all it represents and the facility is most definatly Weaver powerful.