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{{Quotation
 
{{Quotation
|text = ''"Dump? Are you kidding? Do you realize where we are? This dump is the last true beacon of light in a world gone topsy-turvy. This dump is the epicenter of the ultimate chess match between good and evil."''
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|text = ''"Dump? Are you kidding? Do you realize where we are? This - this dump is the last true beacon of light in a world gone topsy-turvy. This dump is the epicenter of the ultimate chess match between good and evil."''
 
|author = [[Peter Jenkins]] to [[James Haggerty]]
 
|author = [[Peter Jenkins]] to [[James Haggerty]]
 
|source = [[Slumber Party]]}}
 
|source = [[Slumber Party]]}}
   
The '''Men-of-Letters Bunker''' or "'''The Batcave,'''" as it is referred to by [[Dean Winchester|Dean]], was the secret base of the [[Men of Letters]]. It could only be accessed by a special [[Key of the Order of Letters|key]].
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The '''Men of Letters bunker''', or "'''the Batcave'''" as it was referred to by [[Dean Winchester]], was the secret base of the [[Men of Letters]]. It could only be accessed by a special [[Key of the Order of Letters|key]].
   
==History and Details==
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==History and details==
 
[[File:Bunkerbytara.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Top View.]]
 
[[File:Bunkerbytara.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Top View.]]
Its proper name, if it has one, is unknown. It houses many artifacts and currently serves as [[Sam]] and Dean's new base. It is located in Lebanon, Kansas, which is at the geographic center of the contiguous United States.
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The [[Men of Letters]] bunker housed many artifacts, and was located in Lebanon, Kansas, the geographic center of the contiguous United States. Construction of the bunker was started in 1932, and took three years to build. After it was finished in 1935, the first case investigated in the bunker was that of [[Dorothy Baum]]. Much of the events were written into [[The Wonderful Wizard of Oz|a set of books]] by Dorothy's father, who was a Man of Letters himself.<ref name="Slumber Party">''[[Slumber Party]]''</ref>
   
It took three years to build and was started in 1932, finally finished and set up to be operational in 1935. The first case ever investigated in the bunker was said to be that of [[Dorothy]]. Much of the events were written into [[The Wonderful Wizard of Oz|a set of books]] by Dorothy's father, who was a Man of Letters himself.
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It was described as containing every object, scroll, and spell collected by the order for over a thousand years, as well as research and books on a variety of subjects. After eighty years the bunker had functional power and water supply, and was also capable of providing some form of Internet connection.
   
It is described as containing every object, scroll, and spell collected by the order for over a thousand years, as well as research and books on a variety of  subjects. The place still has a functional water supply and power despite being decades old. It is also capable of providing some form of Internet connection, even though the building and its previous tenants predated the Internet.
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It was said to be the "''safest place on [[Earth]], warded against any evil ever created.''"<ref name="Slumber Party" /><ref name="As Time Goes By">''[[As Time Goes By]]''</ref> The warding on the bunker was devised by [[Cuthbert Sinclair]], before he was expelled from the Men of letters and went rogue.<ref name="Blade Runners">''[[Blade Runners]]''</ref> The only way to get in was with the [[Key of the Order of Letters]].<ref name="As Time Goes By" />
   
It is said to be the "''safest place on [[Earth]], warded against any evil ever created.''" The only way to get in is with the key.
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The bunker also possessed a lock down mode, which could be activated by a lever in the electrical room. Once locked down, no one could get in or out of the bunker. The process caused an alarm and all the lights to dim, and be replaced by red ones.
   
It is impossible to track cell phone signals that come from within the bunker. The closest that one could get is outside of a twenty-mile radius.
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In 2013, it became [[Sam Winchester|Sam]] and [[Dean Winchester]]'s new base of operations. It was impossible to track cell phone signals that came from within the bunker; the closest that one could get a signal was outside of a twenty-mile radius.  
   
The Bunker also possess a lock down mode, which can be activated by a lever in the electrical room. Once locked down, no one can get in or out of the Bunker. The process causes an alarm and all the lights to dim, and be replaced by red ones.  
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The witch [[Olivette]], revealed that there were actually many bunkers scattered across the world.<ref name="Paint It Black">''[[Paint it Black]]''</ref>
   
The witch [[Olivette]], revealed that there are actually many Bunkers scattered across the world.
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==Layout and contents==
 
==Layout and Contents==
 
 
[[File:Bunkerlibrary813_.jpg|thumb|250px|right|The Library.]]
 
[[File:Bunkerlibrary813_.jpg|thumb|250px|right|The Library.]]
The bunker is laid out on two layers, with a balcony level on the entrance, and second level where the main area is. It also contains a library, and is decorated in lavish style. The walls are covered with bookcases and filing cabinets, detailing many files collected over centuries, including every exorcism over three hundred years, case files, incident reports and information on hunters the Men of Letters worked with. At the end is a very large telescope. It also contains several storage rooms.
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The bunker was laid out in two layers, with a balcony level on the entrance, and second level where the main area was. It also contained a library, and was decorated in lavish style. The walls were covered with bookcases and filing cabinets, detailing many files collected over centuries, and included every exorcism over three hundred years, case files, incident reports, and information on hunters the Men of Letters worked with. At the end was a very large telescope. It also contained several storage rooms.
   
In the room before the library are a variety of old computers and machines, including "[[Commodore 64]]". It is revealed they are still functionable and possess some form of sensors and early warning devices, as they were automatically activated when the Angels were [[Expelling Angels|expelled]] from heaven and started tracking them falling, all over the [[earth]].
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In the room adjacent to the library was a variety of old computers and machines, including "[[Commodore 64]]".<ref name="Slumber Party" /> It was revealed they were still functionable and possessed some form of sensors and early warning devices, as they were automatically activated when the angels were [[Expelling Angels|expelled]] from heaven and started tracking them falling, all over the [[earth]].<ref name="Sacrifice">''[[Sacrifice]]''</ref>
   
[[File:Orderofletters.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Sam and Dean discuss their plans inside the batcave.]]
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[[File:Orderofletters.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Sam and Dean discuss their plans inside the bunker.]]
   
It also has multiple showers and living quarters. The central area features a long wooden table that could be used for gatherings. Much of the furniture and decor are from past decades. It has vinyl records and a functional player. The headquarters also includes many unique relics and artifacts, including the [[Spear of Destiny]] and the [[Key to Oz]].
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It also had multiple showers and living quarters. The central area featured a long wooden table that could be used for gatherings. Much of the furniture and decor were from past decades. It had vinyl records and a functional record player. The headquarters also included many unique relics and artifacts, including the [[Spear of Destiny]] and the [[Key to Oz]].<ref name="Goodbye Stranger">''[[Goodbye Stranger]]''</ref>
   
Despite being a large building, its entrance is rather small and nondescript. The entrance is located near the road but is almost below ground level. Another room that has been shown, that was meant as sleeping quarters, was claimed by [[Dean]] as his own; he decorated it with a series of guns and other weapons, including his [[Dean's Purgatory Blade|Purgatory blade]], on the backwall. The room contains a bed with a memory foam mattress and a desk with a reading light, against which Dean placed a picture of [[Mary Winchester|his mother]].
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Despite being a large building, its entrance was rather small and nondescript. The entrance was located near the road but was almost below ground level. One of the rooms that was meant as sleeping quarters, was claimed by Dean Winchester as his own, and he decorated it with a series of guns and other weapons, including his [[Dean's Purgatory Blade|blade]] from [[Purgatory]] on the back wall. The room contained a bed with a memory foam mattress and a desk with a reading light, against which Dean placed a picture of [[Mary Winchester|his mother]].
   
[[File:Garage.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Sam, Dean, Charlie and Dorothy in the garage of the bunker.]]
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[[File:Garage.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Sam, Dean, Charlie, and Dorothy in the garage of the bunker.]]
   
The complex even houses a shooting range, complete with three targets. It also has a dungeon for holding demons hidden in one of its archive rooms, which includes a [[Devil's trap (object)|Devil's trap]] as well as cuffs and chains that are engraved in spellwork. There is also a very large kitchen. It also has what seems to be a sick bay. 
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The complex also housed a shooting range, complete with three targets<ref name="Pac-Man Fever">''[[Pac-Man Fever]]''</ref> and a dungeon for holding demons hidden in one of its archive rooms. The dungeon included a [[Devil's trap (object)|Devil's trap]] as well as cuffs and chains that were engraved in spellwork.<ref name="Clip Show">''[[Clip Show]]''</ref> There was also a very large kitchen, and what seemed to be a sick bay. 
   
The bunker has a garage that houses a lot of vehicles, like cars and [[Dorothy]]'s motorcycle. Most, if not all, vehicles are vintage, due to the Order's foundation in earlier decades. After its discovery, Dean started storing the [[Impala]] here.
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The bunker had a garage that housed a lot of vehicles, like cars and Dorothy's motorcycle. Most vehicles were classics<ref name="Slumber Party" /> due to the Order's foundation in earlier decades. After its discovery, Dean started storing [[the Impala]] here.<ref name="Baby">''[[Baby]]''</ref> The bunker also had an electrical room which managed the controls to large parts of the building, and included the lever that activates lock down mode.
 
The Bunker also has an electrical room, which manages the controls to large parts of the building, and includes the lever that activates lock down mode.
 
   
 
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*​[[Season 9]]
 
*​[[Season 9]]
**''[[Devil May Care|​''Devil May Care'']]''
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**''[[I'm No Angel]]''
 
**''[[I'm No Angel]]''
 
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**''[[Just My Imagination]]''
 
**''[[Just My Imagination]]''
 
**''[[O Brother, Where Art Thou?]]''
 
**''[[O Brother, Where Art Thou?]]''
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MenofLettersBunker
MenOfLettersBunker
"Dump? Are you kidding? Do you realize where we are? This - this dump is the last true beacon of light in a world gone topsy-turvy. This dump is the epicenter of the ultimate chess match between good and evil."

The Men of Letters bunker, or "the Batcave" as it was referred to by Dean Winchester, was the secret base of the Men of Letters. It could only be accessed by a special key.

History and details

Bunkerbytara

Top View.

The Men of Letters bunker housed many artifacts, and was located in Lebanon, Kansas, the geographic center of the contiguous United States. Construction of the bunker was started in 1932, and took three years to build. After it was finished in 1935, the first case investigated in the bunker was that of Dorothy Baum. Much of the events were written into a set of books by Dorothy's father, who was a Man of Letters himself.[1]

It was described as containing every object, scroll, and spell collected by the order for over a thousand years, as well as research and books on a variety of subjects. After eighty years the bunker had functional power and water supply, and was also capable of providing some form of Internet connection.

It was said to be the "safest place on Earth, warded against any evil ever created."[1][2] The warding on the bunker was devised by Cuthbert Sinclair, before he was expelled from the Men of letters and went rogue.[3] The only way to get in was with the Key of the Order of Letters.[2]

The bunker also possessed a lock down mode, which could be activated by a lever in the electrical room. Once locked down, no one could get in or out of the bunker. The process caused an alarm and all the lights to dim, and be replaced by red ones.

In 2013, it became Sam and Dean Winchester's new base of operations. It was impossible to track cell phone signals that came from within the bunker; the closest that one could get a signal was outside of a twenty-mile radius.  

The witch Olivette, revealed that there were actually many bunkers scattered across the world.[4]

Layout and contents

Bunkerlibrary813

The Library.

The bunker was laid out in two layers, with a balcony level on the entrance, and second level where the main area was. It also contained a library, and was decorated in lavish style. The walls were covered with bookcases and filing cabinets, detailing many files collected over centuries, and included every exorcism over three hundred years, case files, incident reports, and information on hunters the Men of Letters worked with. At the end was a very large telescope. It also contained several storage rooms.

In the room adjacent to the library was a variety of old computers and machines, including "Commodore 64".[1] It was revealed they were still functionable and possessed some form of sensors and early warning devices, as they were automatically activated when the angels were expelled from heaven and started tracking them falling, all over the earth.[5]

Orderofletters

Sam and Dean discuss their plans inside the bunker.

It also had multiple showers and living quarters. The central area featured a long wooden table that could be used for gatherings. Much of the furniture and decor were from past decades. It had vinyl records and a functional record player. The headquarters also included many unique relics and artifacts, including the Spear of Destiny and the Key to Oz.[6]

Despite being a large building, its entrance was rather small and nondescript. The entrance was located near the road but was almost below ground level. One of the rooms that was meant as sleeping quarters, was claimed by Dean Winchester as his own, and he decorated it with a series of guns and other weapons, including his blade from Purgatory on the back wall. The room contained a bed with a memory foam mattress and a desk with a reading light, against which Dean placed a picture of his mother.

Garage

Sam, Dean, Charlie, and Dorothy in the garage of the bunker.

The complex also housed a shooting range, complete with three targets[7] and a dungeon for holding demons hidden in one of its archive rooms. The dungeon included a Devil's trap as well as cuffs and chains that were engraved in spellwork.[8] There was also a very large kitchen, and what seemed to be a sick bay. 

The bunker had a garage that housed a lot of vehicles, like cars and Dorothy's motorcycle. Most vehicles were classics[1] due to the Order's foundation in earlier decades. After its discovery, Dean started storing the Impala here.[9] The bunker also had an electrical room which managed the controls to large parts of the building, and included the lever that activates lock down mode.

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Slumber Party
  2. 2.0 2.1 As Time Goes By
  3. Blade Runners
  4. Paint it Black
  5. Sacrifice
  6. Goodbye Stranger
  7. Pac-Man Fever
  8. Clip Show
  9. Baby
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