Vault 112 Auxiliary Command terminalEdit
Auxiliary Command Terminal
Please Contact A Supervisor Before Proceeding
Access "Chinese Invasion" ProgramEdit
"Chinese Invasion" Failsafe Subroutine Access
Welcome, Dr. Braun
Initiate "Chinese Invasion" FailsafeEdit
> Program Running. Proceed with Caution.
Failsafe Program DocumentationEdit
Here is the revised code for the military training program you've expressed interest in. I'm not sure exactly what you want with it, and I again stress that this program was never designed to be run with civilian equipment.
Frankly, I don't expect any system you have access to can even run it.
But if you can run this program with the failsafes off, as requested... your real-world test subjects WILL die if killed in the simulation.
It goes without saying that, officially, I denied your request.
General Constantine Chase
US MILITARY TRAINING PROGRAM 923-B: CHINESE INVASION
Purpose: Simulate a Communist Incursion on US Soil
DOCUMENTATION CULLED: NEW PROTOCOLS ENACTED
- DISABLE SAFETY PROTOCOLS 1-6
- OVERRIDE TARGET ACQUISITION
WARNING: TEST SUBJECTS WILL EXPERIENCE REAL-WORLD TERMINATION. PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION!
Dr. Braun Entry: FailsafeEdit
There are days I consider finally "pulling the plug," as it were, and putting a permanent end to both this simulation, and my life.
That is the reason I requested installation of General Chase's Chinese invasion program, after all. By disabling the safety protocols, I have ensured that each subject in Vault 112 will physically die if their in-simulation avatars are killed.
Real-world death. End of simulation. The perfect failsafe.
At least it would have been, if not for my own misjudgment. I knew, when the simulation first went online, that the secondary safeties those established for all Vault-Tec and military personnel would prevent my own real-world demise in the event of a Failsafe execution. In the end, I would kill the subjects, and save myself.
I wouldn't want it any other way. Or so I thought.
It's true the Failsafe would scare the living hell out of every resident in Tranquility Lane, and lead to their brutal deaths. But then what about me?
I have no ability to disable my own safety from within the simulation. And any other avatars I could create would be driven by the simulation's A.I. routines not actual living, thinking, human subjects.
Where's the fun in tormenting a machine?
And so, the release of the real-world subjects subjects is more than they deserve, more that I could bear. They'd be dead, and I'd be left here in Tranquility Lane, alone and tragically bored for all eternity.
I can think of nothing more unacceptable.
Access Version ControlEdit
Version Control Notes
Welcome, Dr. Braun
Display Current Version ControlEdit
- Exceptions granted for Pod 0001
- Manual Override for Pods disabled. Remote access allowed, User S. Braun has privileges
- Updated neural inputs to override memory access for individual users
- Revised code for Vault Maintenance Robots: Authentication from S. Braun required before further updates allowed
- User UNKNOWN Granted Access
- User UNKNOWN Altered by S. Braun
Display Previous Version NotesEdit
6.11.12: New program "Tranquility Lane" loaded, Authorization S. Braun
6.10.12: All Previous Versions Wiped, Authorization S. Braun
Dr. Braun Entry: Toucan LagoonEdit
I've finally come to realization that the Toucan Lagoon simulation has run it's course.
I'm tired of the beating sun and ceaseless pounding of the lagoon's waves upon the shore. I no longer take pleasure in watching Simpson wither away from scurvy, or hearing Neusbaum's screams as he's devoured by the mako shark.
I am, quite simply, bored. It is time to reset the simulation once again.
I haven't been skiing in ages.
Dr. Braun Entry: Slalom ChaletEdit
Yesterday, Dithers slipped on the chalet's icy stairs, went airborne, and managed to impale herself on the wrought-iron fence. It was spectacular! And completely and utterly random!
Is there anything more sublime than that bold crimson on fresh-fallen snow?
It was almost enough to make me reconsider a change of scenery. But not quite. 23 years is a long enough vacation in the Swiss Alps.
I long for something more... domestic.
Dr. Braun Entry: Tranquility LaneEdit
I have surprised myself. I find Tranquility Lane... comforting. Although distinctly American, it somehow reminds me of Kronach, the town of my childhood.
There's beautiful irony with this particular simulation as well. The residents here are naturally at home, naturally safe. When I toy with them, when their suburban illusion is suddenly broken, it's that much more satisfying.
I do believe we shall all remain here in Tranquility Lane for a very long time. A very long time, indeed.