Hmm. The idea's a bit conventional in my opinion, but I like the angle you've taken it. However, the tone doesn't seem quite right for a formal document. Phrases like “at a glance” seem a bit too informal to me.
I do have a couple of more specific comments:
[Picture caption:] Maybe Robert Ford wasn't such a coward after all…
This seems completely out of place in an official document. I would strongly recommend writing something a bit more formal.
In a 3x3 metre room, with chrome-plated titanium walls half a metre thick.
You might get some complaints about the room only being two-dimensional, and you will definitely be criticised for “chrome-plated titanium walls”. Titanium is seen as a bit of a stereotyped SUPER METAL!!! and usually steel or concrete can do the same job just as well, if not better.
Object MUST be kept in holster AT ALL TIMES.
One of the guides (I'm afraid I can't remember which) carefully warns us that The Foundation is a super-powerful organisation with practically unlimited resources, and should NEVER resort to caps-lock emphasis FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.
who had traced it's history back to the Robert Ford
This is another oft-made error: “it's” (with apostrophe) can only ever mean “it is” or “it has”; the word meaning “belonging to it” is “its” (without apostrophe).
EDIT: And is there a reason why you say “the Robert Ford”?
However, there is an unidentifiable compound in the metal that I have been unable to identify.
My knowledge of chemistry is limited to high school science classes, but I'm pretty sure metals can't contain compounds. A metal is basically an enormous grid of individual metal atoms held together by free, mobile electrons, and I'm pretty sure that's incompatible with either ionic or covalent stuff, which is what a “compound” usually means.