Note About Notes: Notes are references only and a reader is not expected to read them as one goes along, especially if doing so breaks the flow of the story.
Note: A to Z (Will be edited-expanded in future)
A is for
Important family in TechVault101 history. Was a Founder Family until it broke away from them during a crisis situation late in the first century after the 3Doomsdays.
Well known family that has a special role in TechVault101's existence, being far more so than most vaultfolk know.
The only official androids, and androids of any number, in TechVault101 are the more basic type vaultdroids.
B is for
Important, popular, sports in TechVault101 adjusted for techvault conditions.
Fairly important TechVault101 sport though not as popular as baseball.
C is for
TechVault101 cafeterias are important for efficient use of food-drink resources but are also important as social points with such as occasional live music, message boards, ration book kiosks and so forth.
Cats play a large part in TechVault101 as pets, ratters and mousers. The latter types help keep vermin numbers down. There is also an unknown number of feral cats living mainly in the twixtvault and rimvault areas.
There are some big cats in VaultZoo101 being tigers, lions and a single lynx.
Computers play a vital part in TechVault101 existence at many levels and in many ways. From robots' computers to the supercomputer mainframes, they help make techvault existence viable and even more comfortable.
D is for
TechVault101 defence is high priority against both internal and external threats or those originating in less regulated areas of the vault that are not officially either. The VaultGuardia was created to be a fairly small professional force as backed up by VaultMilitia and VaultSecurity along with anybody else available.
Discos are quite popular and sponsored by the Overseers as a way for citizens, especially young adults and older teens, to release pressure. There are different types of discos such as teens only, adults only and so forth.
Dogs play an important part in TechVault101 life as pets, guard dogs, sniffer dogs and even hunting dogs for rats or bigger critters. There is a population of feral dogs of unknown quantity.
E is for
Electricity generation, supply, safety, regulation, security, storage and other factors are most important including prevention-persecution of electricity theft.
In the 3D existence of TechVault101 elevators are essential for keeping the vault running. Elevators are mainly focused on people or goods but there are some special kinds.
F is for
Fire is potentially a dangerous threat to TechVault101 though most of the vault is hardly inflammable. Much damage can be done to vital network-systems, areas, and lives can be lost. The threat of smoke is often greater than the actual fire.
For TechVault101 food security is a critical issue linked with survival and yet food is also a matter of morale and, when it comes to rationing, the need to stop hoarding and to resist the SecretMarket.
G is for
Overseers allow for highly regulated official gambling but the SecretMarket is linked to less regulated gambling. Through the SecretAgreement the SecretMarket regulates its own gambling.
In a great enclosed space, of smaller spaces, the regulation of gas (not personal) is most important for reasons of safety and efficiency. TechVault101 is such a place.
H is for
TechVault101 human hair styles are, in theory, more regulated than they are in practise with in higher ranks being more regulated than those in lower ranks. One important contribution to recycling is cut human, animal, hair.
Harry is 'special'!
Dominant lifeform in TechVault101 being official, unofficial as in feral humans and others such as intruders.
I is for
TechVault101 supports a range of industry from hitech manufactories, to basic factories right down to apartment based crafting work.
The secretive barriers that dropped very shortly after the big wheeldoors were closed and locked.
J is for
Justice is carried out by Overseers in a way that is questionable when it comes to division of authority.
K is for
Kitchens serve not just cafeteria, and exist in apartments mostly as kitchenetts, but for food-drink to be delivered through out a large part of the techvault.
L is for
Lasers are important in TechVault101 but most are tools for industry, medicine and other such uses. There are only a relatively few laser weapons and even fewer exotics such as xolasers.
There is more than one library but the biggest, most central, is the VaultLibrary101 that caters directly to vaultfolk but also to other libraries. Is linked to the TechVault101 Cultural Centre, the University, school libraries, citizen libraries and much else. There are whispers of a truly massive ghost library but these have always been officially denied.
M is for
Officially the US went metric in the 2030s so TechVault101 is metric but the older system of measurement is used in a more colloquial fashion except in historical based dramas, documentaries etc.
Very uncommon, streamlined, form of fast express monotram used for fast transportation between more distantly separated techvault points. Highly regulated use but with some odd official exceptions.
Monotrams are an important part of the techvault's transportation network that have their own rampways, and elevators, to make them more useful. There are different kinds with the more common ones being passenger and goods ones.
Is mysterious in a beneficial way!
N is for
Tobacco substitute that is far less damaging on health than is tobacco. Comes in 101 flavours.
O is for
Grown for medical reasons and being the basis of morphine. Frees up synthesis tech to create other necessary drugs the basis of which the techvault can not grow. Criminal abuse of heroin, and morphine, is a fairly large problem but not a great one. Only some fringe elements of the SecretMarket choose to deal with illegal drugs.
P is for
Various forms of pedal-vehicles are increasingly used in TechVault101. Bicycles, tricycles, quadcycles and even hexicycles are used to transport people, goods and special items. Increasingly given special uses such as security bicycle patrols and bicycle couriers. Mopeds, motor assisted pedal vehicles, are also used when-where applicable.
Q is for
A vault expeditionary based training-sporting game in which competing teams must complete quests of varied goals to achieve. A main quest will come with constant quests, found in all quests, and related smaller side quests. Teams are restricted to where-when they can go but the Overseers allocate extra resources to public broadcast matches because of their large popularity.
R is for
Racing is a popular sports only topped by baseball. Running, walking, races are common but such as bicycle races are starting to be more so.
TechVault101 had such as radroaches, radrats and radmice for ages that caused only some troubles. The RedZone changed that with the introduction of radroachers and other more dangerous radbeasts.
S is for
Safety is vitally important on multiple levels.
as in personal security, and community security, along with official VaultSecurity.
Sensory Stimulation Virtual Reality
A very advanced form of virtual reality technology using SSVR capsules, capsulechairs, exoframes or other devices to link into. Very important for techvault existence in multiple ways from training to recreation and even therapy.
T is for
Troublers as in Troubleseers, Troublelators and Troubleters.
While there are many turrets, in TechVault101, the majority of them are such as fire-fighting, non lethal security, observation only, manufactory turrets, and other.
U is for
Centered on a virtual reality university, through SSVR, it also relies on realscape facilities such as lecture, tutorial and other chambers.
V is for
W is for
Water is one of the essential resources of TechVault101 and it is is recycled as much as possible.
X is for
A condition, in techvault terms, related to hard prejudice by people against strangers, supposed outsiders, and others with noted differences. Related to the isolationism of vault existence. Comes in various extremes with the most extreme being the rarest. Linked to conditions such as agrophobia.
Y is for
Slang for an extreme emergency switch that is literally 'yanked down' after the safeties are removed and the proper short code is entered.
Z is for
A fairly small zoological centre that also has collections of plants and other non animal lifeforms. It is very popular though visits are rationed. It plays a part in the education of younger students.
Edited by Maharg67, 24 March 2018 - 07:19 AM.