Fallout: Vault X

Fallout: Vault X

by FourPin

Warning This fiction contains:
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An original novel set in the Fallout universe, written to be accessible to all, featuring unique people and places. Vol.II. out now

Fallout: Vault X tells the story of John. A vault dweller, who spent every day of his twenty five years underground. Like his father, and his father before him. Proud to live in the last remaining bastion of humanity, all that survived The Great War of the atomic age. Hidden deep below the surface of the earth, toiling under brutal conditions. Year after year, decade upon decade. All to expand into the natural cave system the Vault occupied, building for the future. However, John knew what his forefathers did not, that everything he’d been taught was a lie.

After finishing school at the age of ten, John received his standard issue pipboy. An arm mounted personal computer, worn by everyone in the Vault. Used to coordinate the relentless pace of expansion, needed to work as an apprentice. To learn the craft that would be his life’s work. A noble calling to ensure a future for all that remained of the human race.

A quirk of fate saw John equipped not with the crude, clunky, pipboy model his father wore. That almost everyone around him wore. His looked smaller, sleeker, finished in a jet black sheen. And capable of doing far more than its drab counterparts.

The world above had been ravaged by atomic flames, yet life clung to its bones. The Red Valley fared better than most in the century since the bombs fell. The clean water and rich soil protected by rolling hills. All spared from direct strikes, for the most part. Life survived here. Trees spawned from charred ground, misshapen, green leaves turned red. Along with simple crops, grown wild at first, then cultivated by the survivors.

The scavengers of the old world were inventive, hardy people. All determined to rebuild in the ruins of a world they never knew. In the decades that passed settlements emerged. They grew, spreading along the valley floor.  Reclaiming the pre-war remnants of the once industrialised heartland. Salvaging the robotic wonders of a bygone age to build their walls and work their fields. To protect them in the dark of the wasteland. But such things are uncommon in this world, and the rarer something is, the greater its value. And the worth of pre-war technology had not gone unnoticed.

The last, real, power in this world rested in the mechanised hands of The Brotherhood of Steel. Forged from the mortally wounded old world military. The Brotherhood used its access to the weapons made for a conflict no one won to strike out into the wastes. Men and women were equipped with advanced armour, aerial transportation, high grade weaponry. Accompanied by the training, strength, and will, to put them to use. They established chapters and set up outputs far and wide. All dedicated to a single purpose. To ensure the technology left abandoned by its long dead creators didn’t fall into the wrong hands. Namely, any hands that were not their own.

This is the world John escaped into. A place of horrors brought forth from atomic fire. A place where survival meant battling against the darkness. Fighting a war each day to get to the next. And war...war never changes

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Table of Contents
125 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue ago
Chapter 1 Esc ago
Chapter 2 Red Rocket ago
Chapter 3 The Grand ago
Chapter 4 “Get up stupid.” ago
Chapter 5 “It saves two lives.” ago
Chapter 6 “Threat detected.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 6 “Threat detected.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 7 “It’s an old Mr Fix It trick.” ago
Chapter 8 Lying signs that told the truth ago
Chapter 9 Robco’s Rest (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 9 Robco’s Rest (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 10 “Is this what you normally eat?” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 10 “Is this what you normally eat?” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 11 Robco Industries (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 11 Robco Industries (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 12 “It ain’t all whiskey and roast pork…” ago
Chapter 13 “Not all who wander are lost son.” ago
Chapter 14 “2475 metres.” ago
Chapter 15 Shadowtown ago
Chapter 16 The Tower With Power ago
Chapter 17 “One of them pro bono type deals” ago
Chapter 18 "Run." (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 18 "Run." (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 19 Paladin Sara Maxwell (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 19 Paladin Sara Maxwell (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 20 “Agreed.” ago
Chapter 21 Ad Victoriam (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 21 Ad Victoriam (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 22 Structure and routine ago
Chapter 23 Her Father, The Elder ago
Chapter 24 “A big metal door in the ground.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 24 “A big metal door in the ground.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 25 “Say thank you old dead guy that invented auto-stand.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 25 “Say thank you old dead guy that invented auto-stand.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 26 "Never given or taken lightly." ago
Chapter 27 Operation Mole Rat (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 27 Operation Mole Rat (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 28 R and R (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 28 R and R (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 29 “This is the mission.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Chapter 29 “This is the mission.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Chapter 30 “There’s no place like home.” ago
Chapter 31 Contingency plans ago
Chapter 32 "Arise" ago
Epilogue: Volume 2 Chapter 1 Rosie ago
Epilogue: Volume 2 Chapter 2 Trauma detected ago
Epilogue: Volume 2 Some Time Later… (a collection of excerpts, updated.) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 1 Rosie (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 1 Rosie (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 2 "Don't touch that." (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 2 "Don't touch that." (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 3 Factory Reset (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 3 Factory Reset (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 4 “Throw the ball, then catch it.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 4 “Throw the ball, then catch it.”" (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 5 Wandering the Wastes ago
Vol. ll Chapter 6 “Beatniks at the top of the world.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 6 “Beatniks at the top of the world.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 7 “A woman with an eye for a bargain.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 7 “A woman with an eye for a bargain.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 8 “No number. They always have a number.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 8 “No number. They always have a number.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 9 “Something quiet, something loud, and something sharp.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 9 “Something quiet, something loud, and something sharp.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 10 “Here to see the Manager. We're expected.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 11 “It, not her, it.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 11 “It, not her, it.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 12 “Paging Doctor Powell.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 13 “Sliced it like an orange.” ago
Vol ll Chapter 14 “Think of it like a radio. That can kill you.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 15 Forty two days ago
Vol. ll Chapter 16 “Recharge our batteries.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 16 “Recharge our batteries.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 17 “Talent of a misspent youth.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 17 “Talent of a misspent youth.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 18 “I’m pretty sure my skull is bulletproof.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 19 Much better than Vault Day (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 19 Much better than Vault Day (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 20 “It is preferable to have an efficient cycle.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 20 “It is preferable to have an efficient cycle.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 21 “Sometimes the old ways are the best.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 21 “Sometimes the old ways are the best.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 22 “Second?” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 23 “Mark two eyeball.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 23 “Mark two eyeball.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 24 The Red Hand (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 24 The Red Hand (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 25 “This is like the shadow of what I see." ago
Vol. ll Chapter 26 Rosie snapped her fingers ago
Vol. ll Chapter 27 “First law protocol is in effect.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 27 “First law protocol is in effect.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 28 Apparitions ago
Vol. ll Chapter 29 “The sixteenth at Cypress Point looks fun.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 30 “Probably the Brotherhood, or the Baron, or someone new.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 31 Ranking Officer ago
Vol. ll Chapter 32 “So, how did you earn that name?” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 32 “So, how did you earn that name?” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 33 “Tempest, meet Tornado.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 33 “Tempest, meet Tornado.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 34 “I’m going home.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 34 “I’m going home.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 35 “Twelve hundred and thirty eight.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 36 “Never keep a Lady waiting, didn’t they teach you that.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 36 “Never keep a Lady waiting, didn’t they teach you that.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 37 She’s somebody's Rosie. ago
Vol. ll Chapter 38 “Never heard of Rangers.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 39 “You must feel like it’s your birthday.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 39 “You must feel like it’s your birthday.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 40 “What’s a Deathclaw?” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 40 “What’s a Deathclaw?” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 41 “Not each.” (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 41 “Not each.” (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 42 “Come with me.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 43 Resistance ago
Vol. ll Chapter 44 Ronin Vs. The Mechanist (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 44 Ronin Vs. The Mechanist (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 45 Rosie and the Robot Factory ago
Vol. ll Chapter 46 “Oh so that’s a dog.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 47 "Listen, Rosie..." ago
Vol. ll Chapter 48 "Not for sale.” ago
Vol. ll Chapter 49 "Consider it a donation." (Part 1 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 49 "Consider it a donation." (Part 2 of 2) ago
Vol. ll Chapter 50 “It ain’t worth it.” ago
Vol. lll Epilogue. Excerpt 1.1 - “The day today is March 14th 2070, this is GNR." ago

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puffa
Overall

The Fallout setting is vast and provides sufficient worldbuilding for many stories; disappointingly, most I've seen thus far have tended to stick to retelling canon (e.g. 3 or NV). This one is special, one of the few that tries to tell something unique. I'm certainly enjoying it thus far, the protagonist is alright but the excellently written characters he surrounds himself with were what really grabbed me and gave me faith in the story's potential. Looking forward to whatever the author has planned.

Jacker41
Overall

The story itself mirrors kind of close to fallout 3 so far in that a vault dweller is leaving their vault to explore the wasteland above. However, the similarities with any game stops there and the rest is an entirely new story that's both nostalgic to those who have played a fallout game and remember the first time seeing the ruined world to explore as well as being good enough at showing the world around and in the vault to make anyone new to the fallout fandom feel like they're not ousted or out of place. I worthy story to follow and rush to whenever it updates

 

Skyryder43
Overall

As one  who is a giant fan of the PC game Fall Out and all it's iterations, I'm finding this story to be great fun and runs pretty close to the game cannon. The characters a well thought out and are devoloped nicely so as one reads the story you can visualize it in your minds eye. The plot is great and leaves the reader wanting MORE! Know that I'm an avid reader of alot of serialized SCI-FI and Fantasy books on line and I'm not and editor or critic in any way. So if I don't like an authors sytle of writing I just will not read it or coment. This I like and am enjoying it. Thanks for your hard work Four Pin.

MVV
Overall

A must read for any wasteland survivor out here.

Reviewed at: Chapter 15 Shadowtown

Let's be honest , if you haven't played Fallout 3 or 4 , you will be getting only a tenth of the full experience this story provides.

If you have sometimes just forgot about the mainline quests and just let your feet take control and wander the wasteland, this history is for you.

Full of detailed if not always clear pictures of the enviroment, fully fleshed characters, and some digging into the MC, I have great hopes for this novel to get into the hall of the best RR will have to offer to a select audience.

This is not your average reincarnator/xianxia/transmigrator/looper story (as fond as I am of some of them , mind you) , but real meat. Come with some hunger and you will be served.

The author is willing to fix the minor typos and is really catering to the audience , so jump in and let's make this the best shared experience we can.

 

Masterofreading
Overall

So lets get this out of the way early this is a marvelous story that I would recommend for anyone even those that have not played any of the fallout games (particularly 3 and new Vegas). It has  a great cdoi main character and it has a amazing cast of side characters it's story is strong and well balanced between combat and dialogue and it is very discriptive of the environment that our main character finds themselves in. I does a marvelous job of creating a compelling story and drawing you in without you even realizing it. It does suffer a minor pacing issue in the beginning but it fixes it quickly and it is an enthralling read .

Tldr it's got a great cast and a wonderful overarching story that I recommend yoou give it a try

Dante Luca Morningstar
Overall

I didn't read much, but from what I did read, I can say confidently, that the characters and the world do have substance at least a moderate amount of substance that would suffice for me.

There are no major problems with the grammar or with the storyline so far.

But the writing style is... Well not to my taste.

some people liked the many details that were put into the world, however I found them super boring to the point that I often skipped every hughmungus paragraph that started with the details of a house, or actions of a certain characters. 

The author truly did put a lot of effort into the details of the world, but it was too much for me, every chapter there would be at least three giant paragraphs with details on the scenery \ character's action.

If you're okay with the author describing almost everything go ahead, even though he wont give you lot of space for imagination, the story will still be pretty nice.

I reccomend for y'all to read a bit to see if its good for you or not.

Zhane
Overall

Well, She wasn't defiled at least... ;)

Reviewed at: Epilogue: Volume 2 Chapter 2 Trauma detected

I love the Fallout Universe and the post apocalyptic time period over all. That could make me biased for this story, but I would like to belive that I would have enjoyed it even with no previous knowledge.

The author uses his story-telling to really bring the characters to life. The story sucks you in, and the chapters length is just right for a quick read every now and then.

The author have to work a bit on the grammar though. He seems to love his commas to death. Even in the last chapter it is as full of them as in the first. When I get in the flow of the story though, my eyes just learns to ignore them. In other words, it's not unimmersive in any way.