Star Posts are a technology invented by Miles "Tails" Prower and Rotor Walrus, and the sole copy of them resides in Freedom HQ, and were designed only to cross dimensions into the Special Zone. They appear as twin golden star-emblazoned posts that generated portals in the center, and are activated and deactivated by remote control. They were rigged up originally so Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails could enter the Special Zone and retrieve a Chaos Emerald to power a machine built to bring Former-King Maximillian Acorn out of his coma. After successfully doing so, they remained idle, until one day Tails noticed the Posts had turned on by themselves, and sent for Rotor to come over and look at them. Both had no idea why they were online for no apparent purpose, until it was found that the Suppression Squad, utilizing a pair of stolen Globe Posts, had used them to access and invade Freedom HQ itself.