MAIN QUEST 4: Escape!
Received from: Amata [Vault 101]
Solution: Finally it's getting more interesting. The action of this quest takes place three years after you took the G.O.A.T. Amata will storm into the room. She will inform you that James has escaped and that Jonas has been killed. I would recommend answering politely, because she will hand over ten bobby pins to you (used to open locks). Listen to her escape plan. Amata will also give you a 10mm pistol with some ammunition. You could say to her that she should keep the weapon, but it wouldn't do you any good.
Map legend: 1 - starting area; 2 - first guard; 3 - Butch; 4 - Butch's mother; 5 - mess hall; 6 - officer Gomez; 7 - infirmary; 8 - small office; 9 - exit to: Vault 101 - atrium
Notice that you're standing inside a small room (1 on the map). It would be a good idea to inspect your surroundings. You may consider picking up a BB gun, but a baseball bat is a more interesting alternative. Check the drawers and the first aid station on the wall. Collect Med-X and ten stimpacks. Exit the room and notice that one of the guards is being attacked by radroaches (2 on the map). Don't waste your ammunition on him. Instead, wait to see who's won and use the baseball bat to succeed. I'd strongly recommend that you inspect Kendall's body. Pick up and wear two items - Vault 101 security helmet and Vault 101 security armor.
You will meet Butch (3 on the map) on your way to your current destination. You'll find out that his mother is being attacked by radroaches and that he needs your help to save her. You can ignore his problem or you can provide much needed assistance. If you've decided to help him, you may convince Butch that he's able to take out the creatures on his own. He can use his bare hands ore on your weapons (BB gun or the baseball bat). You can also head there yourself (4 on the map). I would recommend helping him out, because as a reward Butch will hand over a Tunnel Snake outfit.
You may continue moving north. Notice that you'll pass through a small mess hall along the way (5 on the map). Kill the radroaches or ignore them. Eventually you're going to be stopped by Gomez (6 on the map). You may kill him, because you won't lose any karma over it. Soon you'll get to Stanley. Explore the infirmary (6 on the map) and the northern office (7 on the map) if you forgot to take the figurine. Proceed to the eastern door (9 on the map) and agree to travel to Vault 101 - atrium.
VAULT 101 - ATRIUM
Map legend: 1 - starting area and exit to: Vault 101; 2 - guards and exit to: Vault 101 - entrance; 3 - southern door; 4 - administration room; 5 - Amata and the Overseer; 6 - body of Jonas; 7 - Overseer's terminal; 8 - exit to: Vault 101 - entrance
You start in the middle of the base (1 on the map). Move to the south carefully. Two enemy guards (O'Brian and Richards) are stationed to the east (2 on the map). You could kill them with the pistol you received from Amata, however you wouldn't be able to access the door they're guarding, so you'll be doing this only to collect their supplies. Proceed to the southern door (3 on the map; screen). Get rid of new radroaches. Remember to use good melee weapons against them. In addition to the bugs you'll also have to take out security chief Hannon. Once he's gone, proceed to the upper balcony and head west.
One of the civilians will be shouting at you, but you my as well ignore him. Enter the server room and get rid of a few additional radroaches. You can also inspect the body of Floyd Lewis while you''re there. Proceed to the western passageway (4 on the map).
Eventually you'll reach a cell area (5 on the map). Notice that Amata is being interrogated by her father. You've got two choices here - you can enter the room in order to resolve this problem or you can ignore it and keep heading towards Overseer's office. If you decide to enter the room, you will have to kill a new guard who is going to be sent to attack you by the Overseer himself. Alternatively Amata can kill him if you let her keep her the pistol, but it's highly unlikely that you didn't want to use it. You may talk to the Overseer or you can kill him in order to loot his body for much needed items. Don't even think about surrendering, because the second you hand over your weapons he'll decide to attack you. The final available solution is to persuade him to granting you access by saying that you'll hurt Amata if he won't comply (screen). Either way, you should be able to get your hands on two items - Overseer's terminal password and Overseer's office key.
You may explore the rest of the room if you want to. Make sure that you've opened all drawers and lockers, because you'll find more guns, as well suits and ammunition. Proceed to the north. Inspect the body of Jonas (6 on the map) and you'll get your hands on a note from Dad. Obviously you should play the tape using your Pip-Boy 3000.
You can check the surrounding area before heading over to Overseer's office. This is crucial if you've decided to ignore him and not to rescue Amata from the interrogation. You will come across several interesting items, including bobby pins. Talk to Amata, however she'll ignore you if you killed her father. Check the drawers and you'll find a copy of a key to Overseer's office. Obviously if you have the key from the Overseer, you won't have to take the second one, because they're identical. Proceed to the southern room and use one of the keys to open the door. Once again, check your surroundings and you'll find the password to the terminal among other things (medicine, ammunition). Approach a large terminal (7 on the map) and use it (screen). Click on other functions if you want to, however the most important thing is to open the secret underground passageway.
Move back a little and wait for the secret tunnel to reveal itself. Proceed downwards. Use the switch and kill a single radroach. Use the door (8 on the map) to get to Vault 101 - entrance.
VAULT 101 - ENTRANCE
Map legend: 1 - starting area and exit to: Vault 101 - atrium; 2 - control panel; 3 - exit to: Vault 101 - atrium; 4 - main exit from the vault
Proceed south. Use a new switch to unlock the passageway to the main room. Obviously you must approach the main control panel (2 on the map; screen). Press the button and wait for a large hatch to start moving. Amata will arrive here in a few seconds and obviously you can talk to her. You are also going to be attacked by two additional guards. You may kill them or you may start running towards the exit. If you decide to eliminate them, take your time to explore all nearby rooms.
In order to finish this quest you must get to the exit (4 on the map). This is where you'll be given your final chance to change something with your character. I would recommend saving your progress here, so you won't have to repeat the start if you decide to play the game with a different character. Use the wooden door to get to Capitol Wasteland. Make a few steps forward and you'll receive a confirmation that this quest has ended.