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Thursday, 20th October 2072
Elk Grove, Chicago, Illinois USA
11:15 AM Local Time
My name is James Masterson, I’m 29 years old, and have been appointed by Vault-Tec as the administrator of Vault 31, part of their Societal Preservation Program. This is my diary.
Today marks my first day as overseer, and I’m just travelled to the vault for the ‘keys’ to the place, and to receive my sealed orders – which I shouldn’t be discussing in my diary.
The vault is large, with 5 floors, covering a area the size of 2 baseball stadiums stacked on top of each other. The vault has enough room for 1200 people, or more if hot-bunking is enabled.
Our contractors began work on this vault in April of 2067 (after a 2 year delay) and only ‘just’ finished, partly due to riots about the location of the vault compared to the size of the town.
I will be stationed here for 66 years, according to my dossier, but with my back problems (which Vault-Tec are aware of) I can choose a second, or a replacement without the usual bureaucratic garbage.
Our technicians have informed me that the vault is fitted with a ZAX AI control system, version 1.0, with a Think Machine 2801x as a reserve.
The vault has 3 independent power supplies, A Rok-Solid Brand Geo-Thermal generator, A Steam Whistle Geo-Thermal generator, as well as a General Atomics Nuclear Power reactor system. However, I’m not certain why they’ve fitted the Steam Whistle, as it has proven to be unreliable under load.
Curiously, I’ve noted that the vault has come with extra defensive weaponry and protective gear of all types. Just what do they expect to happen?