It is a small, reinforced structure allegedly constructed out of metal salvaged from the Shi-Huang-Ti submarine they arrived in during the nuclear firestorm of 2077. Inside, protected by heavily armed guards (H&K G11s and Gauss rifles are common), lies the Shi Emperor mainframe (also a relic from the submarine) that records and analyzes the faction's history, advising Ken Lee. In addition, biological, chemical, and physical research labs are present in the complex, giving the Shi a substantial edge in the technological race in the wasteland.
The palace itself is divided into mostly labs, though there are the throne room and the Shi Emperor's compound.
The following quests that can be completed/gained here:
The tanker needs fuel ·The navigation computer needs the NavComp part to work ·You need to use a FOB to access the navigation computer ·Kill the Shi Emperor ·The Hubologists need plans for a vertibird from Navarro ·Steal the vertibird plans from the Shi ·The Hubologists need fuel for their spaceship ·Kill Badger so the tanker vagrants will embrace the Hub ·Kill the AHS-9 ·The Shi need plans for a vertibird from Navarro ·Steal the vertibird plans from the Hubologists ·Find Badger's girlfriend in the hold below the ship ·The Dragon wants you to take out Lo Pan - hand to hand ·Lo Pan wants you to take out the Dragon - hand to hand, if possible ·Get Chip's spleen ·Get some hardened power armor from Crockett ·Get the vertibird plans for the Brotherhood of Steel