General Atomics Galleria
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General Atomics Galleria
Background[edit | edit source]
A fully automated model shopping center designed by General Atomics International to showcase the versatility of their line of robots. The centerpiece is a towering Mister Handy statue. At the center is the main computer controlling the facility. Once this facility was activated however, its filly automated nature was the cause of its downfall. Critical flaws in the underlying Director Management System manifested in July 2077, shortly after opening. The legally-mandated supervisor present at the Galleria had to intervene numerous times to prevent malfunctioning robots from attacking patrons early in the months, though the incidents were dismissed by GAI as caused by the intervention. Blaming the supervisor for the behavioral cascade failures and ordering him to refrain from contact with robots or patrons was a grave error. Around July 19, DMS-controlled robots attacked and killed several patrons, with GAI offering financial compensation to survivors. Unwilling to admit any wrongdoing on their part, the corporation ordered the supervisor to assist the Director in identifying malfunctioning robots and oversee its repairs. The executives assumed that further fatalities could occur, but rather than scrap the system, the supervisor was instructed to offer bribes (called "immediate financial settlements") to survivors on behalf of GAI. The corporation did, in fact, have an entirely separate compensation scale for such purposes, designated 14-J.
Things came to a head on July 26, when the failure to resolve the underlying systems caused enough deaths to force the board to close down the Galleria. The supervisor was instructed to notify the Director and oversee the immediate shutdown of the Galleria. However, the master robot promptly killed them when they shut the Galleria down.
The Galleria remained in stasis for the next three months as GAI devised firmware updates to resolve the underlying cascade failures. The Grand Reopening Protocol, as it was called, was transmitted to the robots remotely and was supposed to be activated on October 23, 2077, by Grand Reopening Supervisor 18-Alpha. However, Mr Kincaid never arrived at the Galleria. The Great War took care of that, while the task scheduler that was supposed to open the Galleria automatically on January 1, 2078 failed, preserving the Galleria in its dormant state for over two centuries. The robots continued to maintain it as best they could, but the lack of resupply and the pass of time took their toll. However, the DMS remained active, becoming an object of interest to robotics researchers in the region, such as Professor Scara.
Layout[edit | edit source]
Two centuries later the facility is a lethal ruin, the buildings mostly open to the elements. At the center a gigantic Mister Handy statue, within the master control computer. It is both guarded and run by the Director, only the awaited Alpha 18 Supervisor can repair and assume control of the facility. The giant Mr. Handy statue in the middle of the rotunda houses The Director. Accessing the Master-locked terminal or persuading the Director allows for opening the Galleria to service. However, exploring the facility before restarting it will add more malfunctions and unique lines.
The galleria is a rotunda various shops, restaurants and venues. Clockwise from the entrance is a Madden's Boxing Gym, General Atomics Outlet, Handy Eats, Back Alley Bowling, a Fallon's Department Store, Pinelli's Bakery, and a Slocum's Joe.
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
- Professor Scara (quest only)
Notable loot[edit | edit source]
- Galleria Supervisor's Password, on the terminal in Back Alley Bowling's backroom.
- Jangles the Moon Monkey, next to a safe in the room behind the front desk of Back Alley Bowling.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The General Atomics galleria appears only in Fallout 4.
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.280-281: "[2.11] GENERAL ATOMICS GALLERIA
A fully automated model shopping center designed by General Atomics to showcase the versatility of their line of robots. The centerpiece is a towering Mr. Handy statue. The location is currently closed due to a series of lethal programming glitches."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
- General Atomics galleria terminals; Supervisor's Terminal, 7/8/77: "Communications Log: 7/8/77
The Customer Relations Department duly notes the concerns detailed in your recent reports. However, your interventions are an unexpected variable not accounted for in the robots' original programming, and may be responsible for the behavioral cascade failures in question. Additionally, your role in these incidents may have exposed GAI to additional legal liability.
Once again, all supervisory functions are to be exercised by the Galleria's Director. Refrain from any further contact with the robots or patrons."
- General Atomics galleria terminals; Supervisor's Terminal, 7/19/77: "Communications Log: 7/19/77
In light of recent events, you are authorized to assist the Director in identifying malfunctioning robots, and to monitor the effectiveness of any efforts to repair their programming. Should additional fatalities occur, you are further authorized to offer an immediate financial settlement to the survivors, if any, on behalf of GAI (see compensation scale 14-J)."
- General Atomics galleria terminals; Supervisor's Terminal, 7/26/77: "Communications Log: 7/26/77
Effective immediately, the Galleria is closed until further notice. You are to notify the Director and oversee the immediate and complete shutdown of the entire center and its staff.
If you believe the Director has been compromised, you may disable it and use the DMS Override Terminal in its office to trigger an emergency manual shutdown of the entire Galleria.
The password for this terminal is GAI-GAL-4."
- General Atomics galleria terminals; Supervisor's Terminal, 10/23/77: "Communications Log: 10/23/77
Upon arrival at the center, you are to make your way to the Director's office in the statue. Identify yourself as Grand Reopening Supervisor 18-Alpha, present your ID, and order the Director to initiate the Grand Reopening Protocol. This will trigger a series of firmware updates that should resolve the cascade failures and restore the robots to normal operation.
Extreme caution is advised. We believe that the Director has also been compromised, and may have been responsible for the death of your predecessor."
- Liberty Reprimed