The Arrow

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=The Arrow
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= The Tailies (TimelineOctober 2004, 18 October 2004)
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'''The Arrow''' was DHARMA Initiative station number 2, whose primary purpose was the development of defensive strategies against the Hostiles. {{crossref}}  The station was an underground bunker or complex constructed into a hillside located somewhere east or northeast of the Barracks, and an hour or two from the coastline.  The Arrow was discovered by the Tailies TimelineOctober 2004, October 18, 2004Flight 815's Mid-air break-up.  It was about a three days' trek from the tail crash site to the Arrow. {{crossref}} By the time it was discovered by the survivors of the tail section, it appeared to be converted into a storage facility, with any pre-existing Hostile studying tools gone or disassembled.

==History==
===DHARMA Initiative===
At some point soon after arriving on the Island, the DHARMA Initiative came into an armed conflict with the Island's original inhabitants -- a group referred to by the Initiative as "the Hostiles." Exactly when the Arrow was constructed is unknown, likely in 1973, but its original purpose was to gather intelligence and develop defensive strategies. {{crossref}}  Although the two groups eventually negotiated a truce by 1974, clearly it was an uneasy one.  DHARMA continued to be extremely concerned about what the Hostiles were up to -- particularly as the Initiative was covertly violating the truce with the construction of the Swan. The Arrow continued to function during this time as a defensive cornerstone for DHARMA and was also used as a storage area for "heavy ordnance". In 1974, after a visit from Richard Alpert, Horace Goodspeed told Phil to call the Arrow and tell them they were at "condition one".  {{crossref}}  It is likely the Arrow was abandoned about the time of the Purge.

{{I=Horacearrow.jpg=left=150=Horace in the Arrow jumpsuit {{crossref}}}}
Per the DHARMA logos on his jumpsuit, Horace appeared to have been a major player at the Arrow, but the nature of his work there is unknown.  {{crossref}} 

Radzinsky, part of the DHARMA Initiative team stationed at the Swan during the 1990s, appeared to have visited the Arrow at some unknown time. In his post-Purge paranoia, Radzinsky painted the word "QUARANTINE" on the inside station's door. {{crossref}} Kelvin Inman, also of the Swan team, noted that Radzinsky edited the Swan Orientation film.  These removed sections of the film were later found in a Bible which was found in the Arrow. {{crossref}}

===Orientation film===
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Pierre Chang hosted a filming of the Arrow Orientation film in July 1977 at the Barracks.  Before being interrupted, he identified himself as Marvin Candle and explained that the Arrow's primary function was the development of defensive strategies against the Hostiles natives of the Island.  {{crossref}} {{crossref}}  The filming was interrupted, and the Incident happened later that day.  It is not known whether the final version of the Arrow orientation film was later completed, re-shot, or abandoned.

This is the only orientation film whose creation was shown in ''Lost''.  The final film itself was never shown.

===Oceanic 815 survivors===
The Oceanic 815 tail section survivors Station explorers the Arrow 27 days after the crash.  They used it temporarily as a shelter, but found it to be largely empty, except for several boxes.  One box contained a number of unusual items carefully wrapped in cloth  a glass eye, a Bible, and a radio. {{crossref}}  Goodwin suggested that storage was the station's primary function when he and the Tailies first explored it.  His lack of surprise may indicate that the Others were aware of the station's existence. {{crossref}}

On day 45, Michael, Sawyer, and Jin were brought to the Arrow station after being captured by the tail section survivors. {{crossref}} On day 47, the combined group moved out of the Arrow station and started their trek across the Island to the middle section survivors' beach camp. {{crossref}}

===Blast door map===
The Arrow's name and symbol were noted on the blast door map along with a notation indicating that the station's primary purpose was for storage and restocking for the DHARMA Initiative Hanso Group. {{crossref}}  

==The station==
{{I=Arrowenter.jpg=200=left=The door of the Arrow {{crossref}}}}
===Entrance===
The entrance to the Arrow appeared to be a set of large metal doors set into the side of a large hill.  When it was discovered by the tail section survivors in 2004, the entrance was almost completely concealed behind a thick curtain of vines.  On the inside of the door was stenciled the word "Quarantine". {{crossref}}

===Interior===
The interior of the Arrow was designed quite like a bunker with a small series of interconnecting rooms.  On one wall was stenciled the station logo.  When discovered in 2004, the station still had power and lights, but otherwise was in an extreme state of abandonment and decay. {{crossref}}
{{I=Arrowstation.jpg=200=right=The box found in the station {{crossref}}}}

A large metal box was the only object found in the station by the Tailies. It contained the following items carefully wrapped in cloth
* A glass eye.
* A the Bible, which Mr. Eko took with him. Later, it was revealed that it had been used to hide missing pieces of the Swan Orientation film. Kelvin claimed these edits were made by Radzinsky. {{crossref}}
* A working radio|(two-way) radio, which Bernard successfully used to made contact with Boone. {{crossref}}
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==Notable visitors==

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Ana Lucia
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Bernard
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Cindy
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Goodwin
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Michael
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Sawyer
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Jin
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==Trivia==
===General===
{{I=K5.4BApollon.jpg=150=right=Apollo firing an arrow.}}
* The names of some stations seem to be related to the god wikipediaApollo from Greek mythology. Apollo was a god of archery and one of his symbols was the bow and arrow.
* In mathematics, the arrow symbol is used to indicate direction or relationship between two numbers, and one of the major figures at the Arrow, Horace, was a mathematician.

==Unanswered questions==
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* What ordinance did DHARMA house at the station?
* Why was a portion of the Swan Orientation film hidden in the Bible?
* What is the significance of the glass eye?
** To whom did it belong?
*When and why was the Arrow converted into a storage facility?


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