The facade of the factory.

The Factory was an old abandoned factory located in Sunnydale.


The Order of Aurelius

After the death of the Master in 1997, the Order of Aurelius took up residence at the factory following their occupancy of the church. They used the factory as a setting for their attempt at the Revivification Ritual, which was unsuccessful and resulted in the death of five of their members at the hands of Buffy Summers.

Spike, Drusilla and Angelus

Spike and Drusilla then took over the factory after killing the Anointed One. The two vampires stayed in a single bedroom containing a doublebed and some of Drusilla's various belongings such as porcelain dolls, a television and chains. A long table was also placed in the main hall. The factory's security was apparently very poor, since Spike's minions allowed Billy Fordham to enter unarmed. During their stay, Drusilla herself tortured a chained and shirtless Angel in their room, which angered Spike due to her evident attraction to Angel.

During Drusilla's birthday in 1998, the factory was fully decorated with red velvet and specially arranged roses, with Spike and Drusilla's minions dressed in gothic clothing. When Spike attempted to feed Buffy to the Judge, Angel created a hole to escape out of by dropping the hanging monitors from the ceiling. This hole led to the sewers.

After apparently repairing the hole, Angel, now Angelus, joined Spike and Drusilla at the factory after the loss of his soul.


Rupert Giles destroyed the factory when he went on a rampage to avenge the death of Jenny Calendar, employing a flaming baseball bat to set fire to the table and beat Angelus several times. As Angelus overcame Giles' attempts and Buffy intervened, the factory was already engulfed in flames, forcing Buffy and Giles to evacuate and Spike, Angelus and Drusilla to search for a new lair.

When Spike returned to Sunnydale, he used the factory to hold Willow and Xander hostage. The factory still largely had its foundations, though most of the things inside were immolated, including Drusilla's dolls, and the building was in danger of collapsing, as Cordelia Chase became impaled by a piece of broken rebar after the floor beneath her gave way.

In the Wishverse, the factory was not destroyed but inhabitated by the Order of Aurelius, and used by the Master for his human blood production. During the battle between humans and vampires, Willow Rosenberg was temporary basculed into the mainstream Factory.

It was presumably destroyed along with the rest of Sunnydale following the Battle at the Hellmouth.



Set designs and sketches


Behind the Scences

The factory also features as one of the levels during Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds.The player controls both Xander Harris and Willow Rosenberg and must rescue humans being held prisoner by vampires.