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This is a transcript for dialogue with Clayton Holdren.

DialogueInstituteEdit

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1DialogueInstituteClaytonFirstGreetingScene001A4A8BPlayer Default: Great! I was hoping you'd say that.{Friendly, courteous / Friendly} In any case, I imagine you'll want to continue looking around. Or, if you prefer, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.Player Default: You mentioned medical care. I might need that from time to time.A1a
2000D1370NPCMClaytonHoldren: Welcome! So good to have you here.{Friendly / Friendly} Doctor Clayton Holdren, head of the BioScience division.A1a
3{Friendly, enthusiastic / Friendly} I can't wait for you to see the work we're doing. It's truly amazing.Player Default: I look forward to learning more about it.A1b
4000D136FPlayer Default: I look forward to learning more about it.{Enthusiastic, friendly / Friendly} In that case, let me give you a brief overview of what we do here.ClaytonHoldren: As the name implies, the BioScience division specializes in fields of study such as botany, genetics and medicine.A1a
5000D136EPlayer Default: I'm sure it's fascinating, but that's not why I'm here.{Friendly, sympathetic / Neutral} Of course, I completely understand.B1a
6{Friendly} Before you go, at least let me give you a brief overview of what we do here. I promise I'll keep it short.ClaytonHoldren: As the name implies, the BioScience division specializes in fields of study such as botany, genetics and medicine.B1b
7000D136CPlayer Default: Like what?{Friendly} I was just about to explain that.ClaytonHoldren: As the name implies, the BioScience division specializes in fields of study such as botany, genetics and medicine.Y1a
8000D1367Player Default: With hard work and ingenuity, any challenge can be overcome.{Friendly, hopeful / Question} I'm sure I've taken up enough of your time as it is, but I have to ask... have you decided whether you'll join us?Player Default: I'm not sure how well I'll fit in, but I'd like to give it a try.A1a
9000D1366Player Default: I'm not sure how well I'll fit in, but I'd like to give it a try.{Friendly, enthusiastic} Great! I was hoping you'd say that.ClaytonHoldren: In any case, I imagine you'll want to continue looking around. Or, if you prefer, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.A1a
10000D1365Player Default: I doubt it. I just don't think I'd fit in.It's a big decision, I know, but it's also a rare and important opportunity. No need to rush to judgement.ClaytonHoldren: In any case, I imagine you'll want to continue looking around. Or, if you prefer, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.B1a
11000D1363Player Default: I'm an outsider. Would there even be a place for me here?Even if science isn't your passion, there are plenty of ways to contribute.Y1a
12Our projects sometimes requires an agent who can work on the surface to observe and gather information.Y1b
13From what I've heard, you're both fearless and resourceful. I think you'd be ideal for that kind of role.ClaytonHoldren: In any case, I imagine you'll want to continue looking around. Or, if you prefer, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.Y1c
14000A7CC8{Charming} Welcome! So good to have you here.ClaytonHoldren: Doctor Clayton Holdren, head of the BioScience division.A
15000439FDPlayer Default: In that case, let me give you a brief overview of what we do here.As the name implies, the BioScience division specializes in fields of study such as botany, genetics and medicine.A1a
16Our most important directive is to ensure the health and well-being of everyone in the Institute.A1b
17To that end, we cultivate highly specialized breeds of flora for use in food and medicine.A1c
18We've even started to explore the idea of synthetic animal life.A1d
19{Friendly, conversational} You probably saw the gorillas... they're really just a pet project at this point, but the potential is exciting nonetheless.Player Default: Seems like there's nothing you guys can't do.A1e
20000439FCPlayer Default: Seems like there's nothing you guys can't do.{Proud / Happy} With hard work and ingenuity, any challenge can be overcome.ClaytonHoldren: I'm sure I've taken up enough of your time as it is, but I have to ask... have you decided whether you'll join us?A1a
21000439FBPlayer Default: Sounds like a waste of time to me. You should create something more useful.{Friendly, like a teacher with a student} It's just my opinion, of course, but I don't believe that every discovery needs to be useful.B1a
22{Confident, friendly / Confident} Sometimes, we innovate for no other reason than to learn what's possible.ClaytonHoldren: I'm sure I've taken up enough of your time as it is, but I have to ask... have you decided whether you'll join us?B1b
23000439FAPlayer Default: Yeah, I can't imagine anything more exciting than fake gorillas.{A chuckle at the end of this line, the player just made a joke. Emphasis no "might". / Amused} Speaking only for myself, I find them fascinating. Of course, I might be a little biased.ClaytonHoldren: I'm sure I've taken up enough of your time as it is, but I have to ask... have you decided whether you'll join us?X1a
24000439F9Player Default: The gorillas are synths, too?{Pleased, satisfied. / Happy} They are indeed. Judging by your reaction, we've done a good job making them seem lifelike.Y1a
25{Enthusiastic} The initiative is still in its early stages, but the prospects are very exciting.ClaytonHoldren: I'm sure I've taken up enough of your time as it is, but I have to ask... have you decided whether you'll join us?Y1b
26DialogueInstituteClaytonSubsequentScene001A4A82Player Default: You mentioned medical care. I might need that from time to time.In that case, you'll want to introduce yourself to Doctor Dean Volkert.A1a
27He's our top biologist, and also serves as the Institute's resident physician.A1b
28Doctor Volkert works in the infirmary. Just pay him a visit whenever you need to.A1c
29{Confident} You won't find better medical care anywhere else in the Commonwealth, I'll promise you that.A1d
30001A4A81Player Default: I'm good for now, thanks.{Polite} Take care, then.B1a
31001A4A80Player Default: Tell me more about those synth gorillas.{Friendly} On the whole, I'd say they were a success. Their behavior does generally match what our historical data says it should be.X1a
32{Friendly} Unfortunately, we had a few early setbacks. The creatures can become suddenly aggressive, and they're quite strong.X1b
33{Friendly} They destroyed two of their synth handlers, so now we keep them in an isolated habitat where they can be safely observed.X1c
34001A4A7FPlayer Default: Is there anything I can do to help out?There might be. Tell you what. You get settled in, and check back with me later. I'll see what I can find.Y1a
35Player Default: Is there anything I can do to help out?I think Doctor Karlin was looking for help with one of his experiments. You should talk to him.Y2a
36Player Default: Is there anything I can do to help out?Not at the moment, but thanks for asking.Y3a
37000A7CC8{Friendly / Friendly} Good to see you again. Did you need something?Player Default: You mentioned medical care. I might need that from time to time.A
38{Friendly / Friendly} Something I can do for you?Player Default: You mentioned medical care. I might need that from time to time.A
39{Friendly / Friendly} Anything I can help you with?Player Default: You mentioned medical care. I might need that from time to time.A
40-000D12ED{Wondering why the player has stopped talking. Filling in dead air.} It's alright, no hurry.
4100061C1A{Disappointed, lecturing / Somber} I won't try to hide my disappointment about what happened at Warwick Homestead.
42{Disappointed, lecturing / Somber} That Warwick situation was a real mess. You're not exactly off to a great start here.
43{Disappointed, lecturing / Somber} I hope you've learned something from what happened at Warwick. That was a costly mistake.
44{Proud} Humanity's future is taking root right here.
45{Warm, friendly} It's great to have you here.
46{Proud, almost boastful} Doctor Karlin's doing some amazing things with our genetically-engineered crops.
47{Proud, almost boastful} The latest synth generation is just amazing. Those guys in robotics are working miracles.

DialogueInstituteHydroponicsEdit

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48DialogueInstituteClaytonIsaac1Scene000C7D86Isaac: Have you had time to examine my latest reports on batch two-seven-four?Not yet. I've been reviewing Father's plans to expand our operations at Warwick.A1a
49He's eager to get that going, so I've had to put everything else to one side.Isaac: I wonder how the Warwick family is doing. Young Wally must be close to ten years old by now.A1b
50000C7D84Isaac: It's remarkable that any child can survive for so long up there.I... try not to think too much about it. We have more than enough to occupy ourselves here.A1a
51Those people are the last remnants of a dying past. It's best not to dwell on the subject.Isaac: They're still people, and they're suffering. We can at least admit that it's regrettable.A1b
52000C7D82Isaac: After all, how can we hope to redefine mankind if we can't even hold on to our own humanity?Well, that's a question best left to our colleagues in the Robotics division.Isaac: Yes, well... I suppose you're right.A1a
53DialogueInstituteHydroponics2Scene000D12DA{Pleasant, but with an agenda. You're about to issue a mild reprimand.} Hi there, Dean. How's it going?Dean: Well enough, I suppose. What's on your mind?A1a
54{Pleasant, but with an agenda. You're about to issue a mild reprimand.} How are things with you, Dean?Dean: Well enough, I suppose. What's on your mind?A2a
55000D12D8Dean: Well enough, I suppose. What's on your mind?{A mild rebuke.} You're past deadline on the report for batch three-seven-six-one. What's the hold-up?Dean: I spent a few days restocking the meds. I have to do that from scratch, you know. It's time-consuming.A1a
56Dean: Well enough, I suppose. What's on your mind?{A mild rebuke.} I was expecting the growth rate metrics yesterday. Have you written that up yet?Dean: I spent a few days restocking the meds. I have to do that from scratch, you know. It's time-consuming.A2a
57000D12D6Dean: I spent a few days restocking the meds. I have to do that from scratch, you know. It's time-consuming.{Patronizing} Well, I'm sure you'll do your best to get back on schedule.A1a
58Dean: I spent a few days restocking the meds. I have to do that from scratch, you know. It's time-consuming.{Condescending} I see. Well, our schedule is important so, I trust you'll make it a priority.A2a
59DialogueInstituteHydroponics4Scene000D12E2{A scientist at work. TRI-uh-CAN-thos where "TRI" is like tricycle and THOS is like floss.} Did you add those new strains of triacanthos we discovered to the database?Isaac: Yes, Doctor Holdren, it's taken care of.A1a
60Isaac, have you had a chance to run the alkalinity test on last week's soil sample from Warwick?Isaac: Yes, Doctor Holdren, it's taken care of.A2a
61000D12E0Isaac: Yes, Doctor Holdren, it's taken care of.Good man, good man.Isaac: The compliment is quite unnecessary, Doctor Holdren.A1a
62Isaac: Yes, Doctor Holdren, it's taken care of.{Generous, but also a bit mocking} We'd be lost without you, Isaac.Isaac: The compliment is quite unnecessary, Doctor Holdren.A2a
63DialogueInstituteHydroponicsScene600169138InstituteScientist: Doctor Holdren, I was told you were looking for me.{Passionate, excited. / Happy} Yes, the retrieval team supposedly arrived with the surface sample. What state is it in?InstituteScientist: Unfortunately there's been too much harmful exposure for it to be useful. From preliminary testing it appears the water radiation was lethal.A1a
6400169136InstituteScientist: Unfortunately there's been too much harmful exposure for it to be useful. From preliminary testing it appears the water radiation was lethal.{Upset, then optimistic / Confident} All the same, I'd like to see it. We could still learn something.InstituteScientist: Of course.A1a
6500169134InstituteScientist: Doctor, I was thinking, if our modified subject deteriorated so quickly then how can anything else possibly survive up there?{Comforting / Friendly} Frankly, they don't. The surface is still too dangerous for life to truly thrive. That's why what we do here is so important.A1a

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66Inst303DirectorateFatherScene0005595FI don't know that this is the time...Shaun: Doctor Holdren, it is time. Please.A1a
6700055949Shaun: To that end, I am naming my father as my successor.{uncomfortable} Oh, boy.Justin: You can't be serious!A1a
68Inst303DirectoratePreSceneLoop000433B9Shaun: May I say, Doctor Holdren, I'm quite impressed with the latest harvest from your division.{proud} Oh, thank you sir. Isaac and Dean did a great deal of work over the last few months. I'll let them know you're pleased with the result.Allie: Doctor Ayo, did you still need modifications to the entryway for the SRB?A1a
69-0011FB5A{Apologetic} Now's not really a good time.A

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70-00153356{Friendly / Friendly} I have every confidence you'll make a fine director.
71{Friendly / Friendly} I couldn't be more pleased with Father's choice for a new director. Congratulations.

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72Inst305Stage90DirectorateDecisionScene0016791EPlayer Default: I think the last thing the Institute needs now is to make things worse. We should be trying to avoid conflict, not starting it.I would love to see that big airship fly off over the horizon, but it's not going to happen.X1a
73The conflict is already upon us; unless we end it now it's only going to get worse.AllieFilmore: We really don't have a choice. If we're to emerge from this the victors, we need to move quickly.X1b
74Inst305Stage90DirectorateScene0016794DPlayer Default: What kind of work will we be doing, exactly?Well, normally the Directorate reviews and approves research tracks for the various divisions. Today, however, we're here for a different reason.JustinAyo: Right now we're all here because it's time to decide to finally stand up for ourselves.Y1a
750016793FAlanaSecord: It's the only way of looking at it, Allie. You know that as well as the rest of us.{changing the subject, trying to calm tense situation} To bring you up to speed: Obviously there are groups in the Commonwealth that stand in opposition to the Institute's goals.ClaytonHoldren: With the reactor now online, we have the ability to not only expand synth production, but to project power to a much greater degree.A1a
760016793EClaytonHoldren: To bring you up to speed: Obviously there are groups in the Commonwealth that stand in opposition to the Institute's goals.With the reactor now online, we have the ability to not only expand synth production, but to project power to a much greater degree.Player Default: I'm sure the reactor will improve everyone's life. It's a great accomplishment.A1a
770016793DPlayer Default: I'm sure the reactor will improve everyone's life. It's a great accomplishment.{Apologetic} Yes, but it's not just that.ClaytonHoldren: The Directorate has... agreed that steps must be taken to ensure our safety in the long run...A1a
780016793CPlayer Default: So you're saying we can now wage war on the Commonwealth.{polite disagreement, deferential / Apologetic} I don't think anyone really intended that as a course of action.ClaytonHoldren: The Directorate has... agreed that steps must be taken to ensure our safety in the long run...B1a
790016793BPlayer Default: We'll be much better able to defend ourselves. It's a good position.{Apologetic} True, but I don't think we should stop there.ClaytonHoldren: The Directorate has... agreed that steps must be taken to ensure our safety in the long run...X1a
800016793APlayer Default: Where are you going with this? What's the Institute's goal?{slightly hesitant / Apologetic} Well...ClaytonHoldren: The Directorate has... agreed that steps must be taken to ensure our safety in the long run...Y1a
8100167935Player Default: Yes, but it's not just that.{hesitant} The Directorate has... agreed that steps must be taken to ensure our safety in the long run...EvanWatson: Let's just spit it out, shall we? The Directorate has decided that the Brotherhood of Steel need to be eliminated.A1a

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82-00153355{Friendly, enthusiastic / Friendly} We're making real progress, thanks to you.
83{Thoughtful, almost rhetorical... upbeat, in a good mood / Friendly} Now that the reactor's online, perhaps it's time to think about expanding BioScience.

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84-001AC5ED{Sympathetic / Sad} Father was a great man, and he will certainly be missed.
85001574CF{Impressed, even momentous / Impressed} This feels like the dawn of a new era.
86{Sympathetic / Sad} Father was a great man, and he will certainly be missed.
87{Impressed, even momentous / Impressed} This feels like the dawn of a new era.
88{Sympathetic / Sad} Father was a great man, and he will certainly be missed.

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89-00099792Don't forget to speak to Doctor Karlin about that errand.
90Doctor Karlin needs your help with something. You should speak to him.

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91-0018F9C3{Grateful / Friendly} Thanks for running those seeds up to Warwick Homestead.
92{Grateful / Friendly} Our synth at Warwick sent his first report. Thanks for taking care of that.

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93InstR02SceneClaytonEnd000EB272PlayerVoiceFemale01: I've got that sample you wanted.I'll take that from you.A1a
94{Appreciative} Yes, this will do nicely. I hope those Super Mutants didn't give you too much trouble.Player Default: No trouble at all.A1b
95000EB271Player Default: No trouble at all.{A little patronizing, self-congratulatory / Confident} I knew you'd be the right man for the job.QuestGiver: It might be necessary to gather more samples, so check back with me later if you can.A1a
96Player Default: No trouble at all.{A little patronizing, self-congratulatory / Confident} I knew you'd be the right woman for the job.QuestGiver: It might be necessary to gather more samples, so check back with me later if you can.A2a
97000EB270Player Default: Those things are monsters. I barely got out of there.{Confident / Confident} Well, if this experiment bears fruit, the risk will have been worth it.QuestGiver: It might be necessary to gather more samples, so check back with me later if you can.B1a
98000EB26FPlayer Default: If there's nothing else...{Happy} Not at the moment, no.X1a
99{Grateful / Happy} Thank you again for this.QuestGiver: It might be necessary to gather more samples, so check back with me later if you can.X1b
100000EB26EPlayer Default: What, no reward for my efforts?{Reluctant} I suppose that's a fair request.Y1a
101{Uncertain at first, but growing more certain} I was going to take these over to the SRB, but here, you take them.Y1b
102{Helpful} You face at least as much danger as any of our Coursers.QuestGiver: It might be necessary to gather more samples, so check back with me later if you can.Y1c
103Player Default: What, no reward for my efforts?{Part amused, part annoyed} You are persistent, aren't you?Y2a
104{A little reluctant, but also grateful} Here, take these. That's all I have for now.QuestGiver: It might be necessary to gather more samples, so check back with me later if you can.Y2b
105Player Default: What, no reward for my efforts?{Proud} If this experiment is a success, it could bolster our food supply by as much as three percent.Y3a
106{Proud, confident, even a bit smug} I'd call that pretty rewarding.QuestGiver: It might be necessary to gather more samples, so check back with me later if you can.Y3b
107000EB269Player Default: I knew you'd be the right man for the job.It might be necessary to gather more samples, so check back with me later if you can.A1a
108{Sincere gratitude / Grateful} Again, thanks for your help. I couldn't do this without you.A1b
109InstR02SceneClaytonIntro000EB287{Friendly, asking for a favor / Friendly} Director! Good, I'm glad you're here. I'm hoping you can assist with me an experiment.QuestGiver: I believe we can improve the growth rates of our crops by using mutated cells such as those found in Super Mutants.A
110{Friendly, asking for a favor / Friendly} I'm glad you're here. I'd like to conduct an experiment, but I need some assistance with it.QuestGiver: I believe we can improve the growth rates of our crops by using mutated cells such as those found in Super Mutants.A
111000EB286NPCMClaytonHoldren: Director! Good, I'm glad you're here. I'm hoping you can assist with me an experiment.{Continuing a science lecture} I believe we can improve the growth rates of our crops by using mutated cells such as those found in Super Mutants.A1a
112{Continuing a science lecture} To test this theory, I'll need a tissue sample from a particularly strong Super Mutant.A1b
113{Concluding a science lecture} I expect I'll eventually need several such samples, but let's just start with one.Player Default: I've got one right here.A1c
114000EB285Player Default: I've got one right here.That's right.QuestGiver: Now remember, only a particularly hardy Super Mutant will fit the bill for this experiment.A1a
115000EB284Player Default: The hell with that. Do it yourself.{Defensive} We're not fighters, we're scientists. We'd be no match for one of those creatures.B1a
116{Apologetic, then asking for a favor. } I know it's a lot to ask, but please at least consider it. You might well be the only one here who can do this job.Player Default: I've got one right here.B1b
117000EB283Player Default: That sounds pretty dangerous.{Dismissive} For someone as brave and skillful as yourself, I'm sure it will be a trifle.Player Default: I've got one right here.X1a
118000EB282Player Default: How do I obtain this tissue sample, exactly?{Thinking aloud, almost rhetorical} Well, I suppose you'll just cut off some of its flesh, store it however you like and then bring it to me.Y1a
119{An afterthought, almost under your breath} Probably best if you kill it first.Player Default: I've got one right here.Y1b
120000EB27DPlayer Default: That's right.Now remember, only a particularly hardy Super Mutant will fit the bill for this experiment.A1a
121{Asking a favor} I don't need it right away, but if you do come across such a specimen, I'd be grateful if you could bring back a sample.A1b
122InstR02SceneClaytonRepeat000EB287{Friendly, asking for a favor} I could use some more tissue samples, if you have the time to collect them.Player Default: I've got one right here.A
123000EB27CPlayer Default: I've got one right here.{Enthusiastic} Excellent. I've made real progress thanks to your help.QuestGiver: So, will you do it?A1a
124000EB27BPlayer Default: Another time maybe.{Disappointed.} Just let me know when that other time is.QuestGiver: So, will you do it?B1a
125000EB27APlayer Default: I'll keep that in mind.I'll be grateful if you do.QuestGiver: So, will you do it?X1a
126000EB273Player Default: Excellent. I've made real progress thanks to your help.{Eager} So, will you do it?Player Default: I've got one right here.A1a
127-000F2871{Friendly, but concerned... you're saying "be careful"} Super Mutants can be pretty dangerous, so take whatever precautions you need to.
128{Friendly} Remember, you're looking for a Super Mutant that's tougher and stronger than the average one.
129{Friendly, genuinely concerned / Apologetic} I hate to send you into harm's way, but in this case, there's no way around it.