, a town built upon the charred remains of Bakersfield
, is the grim aftermath of Vault 12
; it is best described by Killian Darkwater
: "The climate ain't good, rain or shine."
The true purpose of that vault
was to keep the doors open regardless of the conditions, which spelled disaster to anyone attempting to seek relief from the radiated aftermath of the Great War
. The residents of the Necropolis were ghouls
, individuals ravaged by the effects of radiation after the Great War. To most of post-War California's residents Necropolis was a haunted city, at times a myth used to frighten children, a "city of cannibals" inhabited by brain-eating ghouls.