The Lathian Laboratory and Research Facility was the archive of archives of all knowledge throughout the world. The facility was the largest in the world, spanning more than 40 acres itself, another 300 acres dedicated to gardens and outside studies as well as testing grounds for new spells. The facility was perhaps the most protected in the world as it was open to all that could afford the entrance fee. Its destruction was a tragic loss and signaled the end of the hostilities. No one knows for sure who or what destroyed it, as no survivors were to be found. Efforts continue to this day to recover some of the tomes, scrolls, artifacts, and other items the great facility held. It is a slow and perilous task, the facility proper and much of its lands being buried in a massive cavern that seemed to open under it. Some keys items recovered are the Sword of Kagor, the Tome of Ancestry, Scrolls of Astrology, and one half of the Key of Kagor. A large excavation in currently underway to uncover and retrieve the Adlamian Chest.
The new Lathian Facility is still under construction, the original plans having been stored with the dwarves. A unanimous decision by the Hex set the construction of the new facility according to the old plans, after dwarves spent nearly 6 years ensuring an area that would fit the new facility had no hidden caverns or sinkholes. The facility was to mirror the previous one, in the hopes that all materials would be eventually reclaimed and placed back into the archives. Reconstruction efforts of recovered objects continues day and night by both magical and mundane means. Thankfully, and perhaps curiously, the disaster that claimed the first facility contained no fire, nor water.