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Paige's journal, entry 2 is a holotape in the Fallout 76 update Wastelanders.

Location

The tape can be found on a counter in Founder's Hall, close to where the first journal entry is placed. It is available after the quest Trade Secrets.

Transcript

Paige: Whenever we get someone new to Foundation, I take the time to meet them. I ask them their name, their story, take their measure. For posterity, sorta. More so I don't forget, if I'm being honest. So today I'm talking to Doctor Penelope Hornwright. Are you willing to tell me about yourself, doctor?

Penelope Hornwright: Sure. I was born before the war, around here. My father was something of a well known industrialist.

Paige: Of course, Daniel Hornwright. I read the papers. Back when we ... had papers to read. So you're a scientist?

Penelope Hornwright: Yes, a geochemist.

Paige: Uh huh. Not much of a job market these days, huh?

Penelope Hornwright: *laughs* I still use it, your farmers will appreciate the soil sample tests that I'm working on. But yes, mostly these days, I work with robots. I'm not an expert by pre-war standards, but around here I'm like Merlin.

Paige: I don't want to make you uncomfortable, but you're the first ghoul to join our community. We haven't had the chance to talk to many ghouls. How'd it happen?

Penelope Hornwright: Most communities have a shoot first policy, because of the ferals. As you can see, some of us do retain our essential personhood despite the physical changes. I was exposed to a large dose of radiation. I negotiated entry for my child in exchange for fixing a Vault's door. I knew I was going to get stuck outside, that I'd get dosed. I was the only one who could fix it, though. That was a long time ago. My daughter's nearly twenty now. Oh! Would it be alright if we got back to this later? My experiment timer is about to go off.

Paige: Oh, sure. No rush, I'll be here when you want to talk some more.

Notes

Despite Paige saying that Penelope is the first ghoul to join Foundation, generic settlers may spawn as ghouls even before her arrival.

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