There Stands the Grass
Given by: Thomas Hildern [Camp McCarran Terminal building] (M25A:1)
Your task is to visit Vault 22 and to download the research data from the computer. After talking to Thomas #1 you can have a small conversation with Angela Williams, who will tell you that you are not the first one sent there. She will also ask you to find Keely - the previous researcher who is gone missing. You can talk to Thomas again and with [Speech 40] demand the doubled payment. Head to the [Vault 22] (MsA:9) #2 and enter it.
Being in the [entrance to the Vault 22] you can either fix the elevator (M16A:1) or take the stairs down (M16A:2). Head to the 4th level of the vault [Vault 22 - Common Area] and locate the Overseer's office (M16D:3) #1. Activate the terminal you've found there and unlock all three doors (crew quarters, the databank door and cave door). Now head to the [Vault 22 - Pest Control] level where you can find the computer (M16E:1) with data you need. Download it #2.
You can return to Thomas (M25A:7) and complete your task.
Go to the locked door (M16E:2) and enter a cave system. Watch out while there are numerous Mantis and Spore plants inside. When you find Keely (M16E:3) #1, talk to her. You'll learn that plants are out of control but there is a way to fix this situation. Agree to help her and meet her on the second floor [Vault 22 Oxygen Level]. Talk to Kelly again (M16B:3) #2 and will tell you about her plan to eliminate the spores.
You'll learn that the whole Vault is full of the flammable gas, which can destroy the contagious spores. Your task is to make the ignition but this is only possible if you go very close to the vents. Go down to the [Vault 22 - Pest Control] where you'll find these vents (M16E:4) #1. The best idea is to use some kind of explosives (like dynamite, C4 or frag grenade) to ignite the gas. Remember also to duck somewhere - the damage from the blast and flames will go along the whole corridor #2. Return to Keely [Vault 22 Oxygen Level] (M16B:3) and collect your reward.
There is one more issue to be dealt with - the research data. Keely wants you to delete them:
- let her delete the data if you haven't downloaded them before
- let her destroy your downloaded data
- [Science 70] tell her that destroying the research data may increase the probability that this all will happen again
Return to Thomas (M25A:7) and give him the data or tell him that the research data is lost. If you don't give him the data, you won't get any reward. If you've freed Keely, go and talk to Angela - you'll get a reward.