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Project Purity journals are the holotapes documenting the progress of Project Purity and are found behind James' trail.


Project Purity journals

There are five entries in this series: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8. (Others do not exist.) They detail James' initial efforts on the project.

Tapes 1, 3, and 5 are located in Rivet City in Doctor Li's personal quarters, which can be found on the Upper Deck directly across from a door to the Science Lab. They are on a table next to her terminal.
Tapes 7 and 8 are located in Jefferson Memorial sub-basement, the medical room. It is located down the flight of stairs, just to the right of the door to the gift shop.

Project Purity personal journals

There are eight entries in this series: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, better days, and an unnumbered tape (others do not exist). They describe James' recent attempts on the project after the extended hiatus. The unnumbered tape can sometimes be found as Project Purity Personal Journal 9 (Refer to 'Notes' at the bottom of the page).

Tapes 1, 2, 3, and the unnumbered tape are located on Dad's bedside desk in Jefferson Memorial sub-basement next to a derelict terminal.
Better Days can be found on a coffee table in the same room next to the door.
Tapes 5, 8, and 10 are found in Jefferson Memorial Rotunda, on top of an auxiliary filtration input machine. They are pointed to by the quest marker in Scientific Pursuits.

Better Days

An additional, "personal" note is located alongside Project Purity personal journal (Zero) through 3, on a small table next to a bottle of Scotch. This tape has Catherine, the Lone Wanderer's mother, recording her stats on the project while being distracted by James. Ironically, she was in the middle of installing radiation filters in the control room (which the Lone Wanderer must repair during the story line) when she was playfully interrupted by James and his amorous advances.


Project Purity journals

Project Purity Journal: Entry 1

We're back at work after a full week of delays. The Brotherhood soldiers were able to repair the sentry guns, much to my relief. I know Madison isn't comfortable having them here, but there's no denying that we'd be lost without them. We're still waiting on the full analysis of the last three small-scale purification tests. Catherine hasn't been feeling well, and it's slowing down our research. I don't mind, but I can tell it's bothering some of the others.

Project Purity Journal: Entry 3

Well, there's no more mystery behind Catherine's health problems. The news of her pregnancy has lifted the spirits of everyone here, and given us a renewed interest in making the purifier work. We now have a future generation to provide for. The latest tests show that our methods are horribly inefficient, but I think we're on the right track. Catherine refuses to rest; she insists on spending all day in the lab. I've never seen her more driven. She's determined to resolve the power problems before the baby is born. I've tried to reason with her, but it's no use.

Project Purity Journal: Entry 5

The team has made plans to scale back our work once the baby is born. We're also trying to compensate for the increase in mutant attacks; no one is really talking about the implications of it. There are more of them than before. We know it, and the Brotherhood soldiers know it. Our relationship with the Brotherhood is straining. They're concerned by the lack of concrete results from the project, especially in light of the mutant attacks. They haven't come out and said it, but we all know what's going on. They're questioning whether their involvement in our project is worth the trouble it's causing them. They lost two good men this week, with three more injured.

Project Purity Journal: Entry 7

I am at a loss. My beloved wife is gone. In her place is my son/daughter, small and helpless. As much as this place means to me... As much as it meant to Catherine, this is no place for an infant. Especially an infant without his/her mother.

Project Purity Journal: Entry 8

It's time to go. The project was in trouble before, both internally and externally. Progress has come to a halt, both because our re-calculations have gotten us nowhere, and because the mutant attacks occur several times a day. I regret that it has come to this. I know that if I leave, our work may come to an end. Madison has never been on the best of terms with the Brotherhood; aside from Scribe Rothchild, she'll tolerate none of them. If she's the one dealing with them, who knows what will happen. It breaks my heart to go, but I must put the needs of my child before my own.

Project Purity personal journals

Project Purity Personal Journal

Male player character:

Well. Here we are again. Project Purity and me. It's been close to twenty years since my last entry. Since I left all of this behind to make a life for my son. We've spent that time in Vault 101, tucked away from the rest of the world. It wasn't perfect, but it was safe, and that's all I could have hoped for. Now, my son is a grown man. Handsome, intelligent, confident. Just like his old man. Hmph. And as hard as it was to admit it, he doesn't need his daddy anymore.

Female player character:

Well. Here we are again. Project Purity and me. It's been close to twenty years since my last entry. Since I left all of this behind to make a life for my daughter. We've spent that time in Vault 101, tucked away from the rest of the world. It wasn't perfect, but it was safe, and that's all I could have hoped for. Now, my daughter is a grown woman. Beautiful, intelligent, confident. Just like her mother. And as hard as it was to admit it, she doesn't need her daddy anymore.

Project Purity Personal Journal: Entry 1

So here I am, back where it all began. Project Purity. God, we wanted to change the world. We really thought the "waters of life" could be a reality. And that's why this is a momentous occasion. Because even after nineteen years, I still believe it. Project Purity can and will be operational. This is just the beginning.

Project Purity Personal Journal: Entry 2

This is day two of my attempt to resurrect this project. I've got one of the portable fusion generators up and running, but it's just enough to power the emergency lighting and a couple of other systems. That will serve for now, but I'll need help powering up the mainframe. Time to visit Madison at Rivet City.

Project Purity Personal Journal: Entry 3

I spoke with Doctor Li... Madison... at Rivet City. It went about as well as I expected. That is to say, she thinks I'm completely mad. How can I blame her? She's got her own life, her own team, and is making real, tangible scientific progress. And here I come again, the very paragon of failure and false promises. But the reality is I need Madison, and whatever scientific team she may have assembled. I can't do this myself. Project Purity is bigger than me. It always was. And without Catherine... God, I can't let this die. Not again. Not like this.

Project Purity Personal Journal: Entry 5

Even in Vault 101, my work on Project Purity never really stopped. Soon after we arrived, my nightly routine included sneaking into the restricted areas, searching for... I don't know. Whatever I could find. It was a Vault-Tec facility, after all. The place was built with some of the most advanced technology this country had ever developed. Those excursions never turned up anything particularly useful. So... one night, after half a bottle of scotch, I broke into the Overseer's office. It was easy enough to hack his console, gain access to the restricted files. Most of it was garbage. Propaganda, spy reports, just plain rambling bullshit, really. But there was one thing, one name that stood out amongst all the others -- Doctor Stanislaus Braun. I knew of Braun's work, of course. He was a celebrity in his day, Vault-Tec's "Sorcerer Scientist," leaving his peers in awe of his technological wizardry. But it was in Vault 101, that night in the Overseer's office... I first learned of Braun's involvement in Vault-Tec's Societal Preservation Program, and his work on something called the G.E.C.K. The Garden of Eden Creation Kit.

Project Purity Personal Journal: Entry 8

To be honest, the G.E.C.K. sounded like pure fantasy, even for someone of Braun's capabilities. It was nothing short of a miracle -- a terraforming module, capable of producing life from complete lifelessness. But not only was this thing a reality, it was actually distributed to several vaults, to be used after an atomic war. Vault 101 was, sadly, not on that list. I did some digging, and discovered Braun's name on the reservation list for a Vault 112. I'm no slouch, but this man... He could have easily succeeded where I failed. Does his collected knowledge remain within the halls of Vault 112? Journals, holotapes, computer records, maybe even experiments... If I could gain access to just a fraction of Braun's genius, Project Purity would become a reality.

Project Purity Personal Journal: Entry 10

I'm off to Vault 112 to search for anything of Braun's that might help me get this purifier up and running. All I know is that it's west of someplace called Evergreen Mills, and it's well-hidden in some sort of garage, but I'll find it. I have to. It's so close, but that's the story of Project Purity, isn't it? An eternity of "almost theres." Let's see if Braun has the missing puzzle piece.

Better Days

...that batch of tests was inconclusive, but Madison and I are convinced it's a problem with the secondary filtration system. We’re going to re-calibrate the equipment and try again tomorrow, so that... James, please, I’m trying to work. Now’s not the time... So that's the next step. Assuming we get the results we need, we'll move on to... James! Stop! I need to finish these notes... We'll move on to diagnosing the issues with the radiation dampeners. That should... Ow! James! Now? We really shouldn't... Ha ha ha ha ha!


  • The Project Purity personal journal (Zero) is also named Project Purity journal #9 (in some international versions).