It was constructed of riddinite. There were several walls that separated the main house from the rest of the grounds. The house contained a secured command post. Along with the house, there was a power station and an armory. The compound was equipped with a sensor array which could detect interference from a cloaked spacecraft in orbit and phasers. There was a main entrance and several smaller entrances to the compound.
In 2370, forty of The Albino's strongest and skilled men were posted at the compound. Sentries were posted at seventy-five meters apart along the perimeter. A gravitic mine was buried at the main entrance.
That year, a small group of Klingons – Kang, Kor, and Koloth – and Jadzia Dax attacked the compound. While her compatriots were shutting down the station, Dax destroyed the armory. The group breached the inner defense line and made a beeline for the house. After defeating the compound's defenders, the group defeated and killed The Albino. Kang and Koloth were killed in the conflict. (DS9: "Blood Oath")
Background information Edit
The Albino's courtyard was designed by Jim Martin, who referred to it as "kind of a little mini fortress." He also recalled, "It needed to feel kind of severe." ("Jim Martin Sketchbook", DS9 Season 4 DVD special features)
The Secarus IV exteriors, showing the Albino's fortress, were filmed on location in Pasadena, at a large house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 132) A matte painting was incorporated into the exterior footage. (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages, p. 72) The interiors of the fortress were built on Paramount Stage 18. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 132)
An additional shot, depicting the building's walls being blown out, used a miniature which Dan Curry's team of visual effects artists did atop Paramount's Van Ness parking structure. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 132) "The optical people blew up [the] miniature, and it looked fabulous," commented David Livingston. "It was a tabletop miniature with fake trees and little bushes and when it blew up it looked like something out of Lethal Weapon." (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages, p. 72)