Thanos Gate Labor Prison Camp
Thanos Gate Labor Prison Camp was a grouping of concentration and extermination camps built during the reign of Presidential Viceroy Merrill Rivers. It was the first labor prison camp built and also it was the largest and most infamous of prisons constructed by the Rivers Republican Regime.
The Prison ItselfThe warden of Thanos Prison was Colonel Keane Tovia, also called the Dark Warden for his cruelty, demonic red eyes, and ironfisted rule of the prison.
The prison had several gates called the Entrances to Thanos. One of the entrances was an entrance for a railroad that brought in new prisoners. These tracks were nicknamed Diablo's Railway. Roads into the prison were called the Roads of Charon, after the ferryman of Hades. All of the gates were called the Gates of Dread.
Those who survived being imprisoned at Thanos have said that the prison was like being in hell. Thus, Thanos Prison was and has always been called Hell on Earth.Inside, the prison acted like a factory where prisoners worked in the Thanos Prison Factories, building weapons and equipment needed for the Republican military. Many prisoners were worked literally to death and many even died in factory accidents. Even small children as young as eight were forced to work.
The Skinning Room was feared by Vulpines and Lobos because specially trained guards would skin them alive to sell or even keep their pelts. Both the Dark Warden and the Collector From Hell had Vulpine and Lobo fur rugs in their offices and private estates on the prison grounds. The Dark Warden's wife, Jezebel, or the Diablo Queen, was known to wear Vulpine and Lobo fur coats. Tails were made into scarves, even by the very prisoners who once owned those tails.
If the prison became too crowded, the guards would march many prisoners to the Grave Trees. The prisoners were forced to stand over looking into empty massive pits, their backs to the guards. The guards would then opened fire. Many prisoners sometimes survived the shootings only to be crushed under the weight of those, both living and dead, that fell on them. The mass graves would be covered up and a tree would be planted to mark the grave. No tree planted lived for very long. The trees themselves died and became like scarecrow-like grave markers.
Prisoners were sometimes refused clothing, so many died of freezing conditions. There was also the Freezing Pole where guards would place a chained leash on disobdient prisoners attached to a large metal pole. The prisoner would then be bound and left in the freezing cold. The prisoner would always cry out for help, begging for mercy. During the winter, sometimes their lifeless bodies would be frozen solid.
Evils Committed by the Guards
The guards didn't make life for the prisoners any easier. In fact, they were like demons and devils themselves. To the guards, the prisoners were simply playthings. Guards would often rape prisoners. One prisoner, Simon Gibton, watched in horror as three guards raped a teenaged Vulpine vixen at once and five times in a row. Prisoners who became broken by such evils were used as pleasure slaves for the guards. According to Gibton, the guards preferred Vulpines and Lobos over humans.
Some of the prisoners were even forced to have sex with one another at gunpoint for the amusement of bored guards.
Vulpines and Lobos suffered the most, especially since Merrill Rivers was well-known for his hatred towards Canines. Those with beautiful and attractive fur patterns were singled out to be skinned alive in the Skinnning Room so their fur could be used or even sold.
Guards, if bored, would use prisoners as target practice.
Medical ExperimentsThe prison scientists were just as cruel. They would conduct horrible experiments on prisoners.
On August 3, 1978, Vekaiyun, Vulshainian, and Southern Yugoslavian soldiers entered the Thanos Gate Prison, and were horrified and appalled by the evils committed within the prison's wall.
The guards began to try to slaughter the prisoners, but failed as Vekaiyun, Southern Yugoslavian, and Vulshainian soldiers surprised the guards and allowed their comrades to storm the prison.
All of the soldiers that liberated the prisoners wept in sadness for all of those who had suffered and died in Hell on Earth.
After Merrill Rivers fled the country and the Monarchy was restored, a military tribunal was held by the three Allies of Liberation(Vekaiyu, Southern Yugoslavia, and Vulshain). The Dark Warden was sentenced to death by hanging and firing squad. He was hung at the Death Hand Gallows. Just before he died of stranglation, soldiers from all three nations opened fire. The Dark Warden had died from gunshot wounds and stranglation at the same time. The soldiers left his body for his pets as ironic sense of justice.
The Scientist of Death, however, escaped justice for many years.
The Collector From Hell was beheaded, ironically, by his own Guillotine Engine.
The prison was closed, never to be used again.
TodayToday, the Thanos Gate Prison is now a museum, in the hopes of educating visitors from around the world about the evils inflicted on innocents by those who have embraced hatred and bigotry. Thanos Gate Prison attracts visitors every year. An urban myth has formed that all those who have entered the prison always cry no matter how small the tear is or how many tears are shed. Everyone cries, goes the myth.