The Intaki Cultural Center is located on thirty acres of pristine jungle and landscaped gardens in Intaki Prime’s southern hemisphere. The facility has been in operation since July YC112. It serves primarily as a school devoted to teaching Intaki traditions, philosophy, art, and music, and allows dozens of visitors to undertake short-term retreats to connect (or reconnect, as the case may be) with the Intaki way of life. Additionally, the center acts as the planetary headquarters for the Intaki Liberation Front and Intaki Prosperity Initiative.
The center’s predecessor was the Intaki Cultural Preservation Center, a facility originally located on a private five-acre estate belonging to Saxon Hawke, founder of ILF and IPI. This estate, including the Preservation Center, was destroyed in December YC111 by the Serpentis.
Following the attack, capsuleers loyal to Hawke and Intaki pooled their resources to fund construction of the new facility and restore the sizable collection of Intaki artifacts that had been lost. Today, the Intaki Cultural Center rivals many museums, as in addition to its paintings, tapestries, and statuary, it also houses an impressive collection of Intaki musical instruments and regularly hosts recitals performed by some of the most accomplished Intaki musicians.
Construction of its various buildings took only six months thanks to thousands of laborers who worked day and night. Although modern in function, the center is classical in design and appears to be a historically accurate recreation of an Intaki scholar’s temple from the pre-Gallente contact era. Surrounded by protective walls, the central buildings (including offices, classrooms, performance halls, residences, dining halls, etc.) form an interconnected ring. Additionally, tucked away in the jungle is a secure warehouse where volunteers and students frequently assist local authorities with sorting and distributing donations received through the Intaki Prime Relief Effort.
The innermost portion of the facility is a series of courtyards and gardens. These serve as both places of meditation and open-air classrooms where many instructors choose to give their lectures. Plants found here represent not only those found on Intaki Prime, but also many imported from the colonies of the Intaki sovereignty.
More than one hundred full-time students regularly call the Intaki Cultural Center home. In addition to visiting guest lecturers, the center retains a full-time staff of ten instructors, each with a unique field of expertise. Fifty full-time staff maintain the facilities, although students are expected to devote a portion of their time each week to working in and improving the gardens.
While most of the center itself is freely accessible to visitors, students, and staff, the office of the Suresha is located in one of few secure areas. This office was designed by Hawke to serve not only as a place to conduct business but also as a secure location in the event of another attack on his person. Its hardened superstructure and concealed blast doors make it capable of sustaining a prolonged and direct attack.
General access to the center is limited to a single road which connects it to a small town about twenty kilometers away. A small landing pad is available on the center’s grounds for craft owned and operated by senior ILF personnel. Otherwise, visitors must land at the town and take one of the dedicated bus transports that run to and from the center. Some dedicated visitors opt to take a walking path through the jungle (a journey of approximately four and a half hours) as a means to spiritually cleanse themselves en route to their stay at the center.