Sink Central Intelligence Unit

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Sink Central Intelligence Unit
Sink CIU
Automated Personality
sexMale programming
affiliationMobius (formerly)
The Courier (optionally)
locationThe Sink
appearancesOld World Blues
questsAll My Friends Have Off Switches
Influencing People
voice actorJim Ward
base idxx00e703 (activator)
xx00f061 (talker NPC)
ref idxx00e6f7 (activator)
xx00f06c (talker NPC)
dialogue fileNVDLC03SinkMainCompTalk.txt
Gametitle-FNV OWB
Gametitle-FNV OWB

Perhaps sir would like to put sir's feet up, and I might serenade sir with the dulcet tones of a light opera?

The Sink Central Intelligence Unit (SCIU) is an automated personality[1] operating in the Big MT in 2281.


The Sink Central Intelligence Unit is the voice command computer responsible for the Big MT's data storage. It can act as a merchant and repairman when in the Big Empty. Once his personality back-up is retrieved from Dr. Klein and re-integrated into the system, the SCIU speaks with a stiff, overly-verbose and faintly British accent, in the manner of a stereotypical butler or personal valet. Out of conversation, the Sink's CIU may make passing remarks about the Courier, offering suggestions of rest and/or refreshments and the like.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: yesIcon check
  • Always
Companion: noIcon cross
Plays Caravan: noIcon cross
Merchant: yesIcon check
Repairman: yesIcon check
  • Repairs up to 100%
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check


Other interactionsEdit

  • Through dialogue, the Sink Central Intelligence Unit can be used to disable the personality AIs of the other appliances. They can be re-activated at any time through the same dialogue as well.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
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  • The Sink Central Intelligence Unit uses the same model as the command center in both the Remnants bunker and the table at the Observation Level of the HELIOS One solar power plant. The model was also used in Raven Rock.
  • After speaking with Dr. Klein for the first time, the Sink can become a temporary or permanent home for the player, and can also be upgraded.[2]
  • The Sink Central Intelligence Unit does restock its inventory, but only if 3 (consecutive) days and then midnight passed while you are within Big MT, but you must wait/sleep outside of the Sink (waiting on The Sink Balcony or sleeping in Higgs Village, for instance). Waiting outside of Big MT will not work, however. Also, when it restocks, it resets its caps. This will continue once you have completed Old World Blues.
  • The Sink Central Intelligence Unit is one of the five non-player characters who can repair to 100. The others include Raul Tejada, Paladin Sato, Major Knight and Joshua Graham Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH. Additionally, The Sink Central Intelligence Unit offers the highest caps reserve for its vendor services, second only to Sergeant Daniel Contreras, which makes the CIU one of the most versatile non-player characters in the game.
  • If the player is female, and objects to it calling her "sir," it will apologize and say it has no choice, since it was never programmed with the female equivalent.
  • The Sink Central Intelligence expresses veiled irritation towards the other Sink appliances, although its ending slide does show that the Central Intelligence Unit grows to be comforted by the sense of community the other personalities gave it, should the Courier find sufficient personality holotapes. If not all of the personalities are found, its ending slide says it is happy that not all of them were found.
  • The Central Intelligence Unit does not appear to be as lively as the other programs in the Sink.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Salutations and felicitations, sir, and a most jocund welcome to the sink. I am your electronic valet and household central processor. May I be of service, sir?"
  • "Might sir care for an apéritif to balm the weariness of the sir's manifold journeys?"
  • "A most rapturous good morrow on your return to your domicile, sir. I trust you shall find things in order and the riffraff contained."
  • "Perhaps sir would like to put sir's feet up, and I might serenade sir with the dulcet tones of a light opera?"
  • "Sir is looking exceptionally sharp today, if sir will permit the compliment."
  • "If sir would press sir's spinal area against my primary instrument panel, I might vibrate at a soothing frequency."


The Sink Central Intelligence Unit appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


  • pcIcon pc The game may crash after having any conversation with the Sink CIU. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc Several bugs exist related to vendor inventory replenishment and conditions that prevent caps from transferring from a vendor(not specific to Old World Blues). See main bugs page for details. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc At some point in the game, the Sink CIU won't refresh its shop inventory and caps, additionally the Biological Research Station won't respawn plants for harvest even after 3 in-game days. The unofficial fix can be downloaded here: for the PC. [verified]


  1. "All modules in this habitat are synthetic personalities atop a mundane operating system. There is no intelligence here, sir." – The Sink Central Intelligence Unit
  2. Mentioned in Fallout official site

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