Riverside Manor terminals

From The Vault - Fallout Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Mbox stub.png
Expansion required (Olivia's terminal is misssing)
This article is too short to provide more than rudimentary information about the subject. You can help The Vault by expanding it.
 
Gametitle-F76.png
Gametitle-F76.png

This page lists Riverside Manor terminals.

Contents

Council Chamber Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header
Welcome text
Body

------------------------[edit source]

Recording Controls[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

Start Recording[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing Council Chamber Mic...
...failed.

ERROR***
Unable to connect to the recording system. Please contact Production for assistance.

Recording Archive[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

text=
Header
Welcome text
Body

------------------------[edit source]

Council Meeting - 10/5/86, 10:01[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Exporting audio recording for 10/5/86, 10:01...
...done.

Cryptos Terminal (pre-login)[edit | edit source]

The following terminal is displayed before the player qualifies for access
text= Header

Header Text:

Welcome text
Body

=


Welcome to Cryptos.
Please register to create an account.

New Initiate Registration[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Processing Registration...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

NEW INITIATE REGISTRATION
Beginning registration. Welcome, $UNKNOWN_USER.
Creating new user account... done.
Dispensing login credentials... done.
Dispensing Initiate Welcome Holotape... done.
Registration complete.
Welcome to the Order of Mysteries.

INITIATE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Listen to the Headmistress' welcome.
2. When finished, log in to your new account.
3. If you do not have a mentor, one will be assigned to you. Use the Database Queries option to search for an available mentor.
4. If you do not have a Veil of Secrets, report to the Production Facility.

Log In: $UNKNOWN_USER[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Authenticating...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Text?

Log In: $UNKNOWN_USER[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Authenticating...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

=--------------------------------=
=--------------------------------=

ERROR***
User $UNKNOWN_USER not found. Please check your login credentials and try again.

Log In: Mistress Natasha Hunt[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Authenticating...

Log In: Mistress Olivia Rivers[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Authenticating...

Log In: Headmistress Shannon Rivers[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Authenticating...


Cryptos Terminal[edit | edit source]

This terminal is displayed once the player logs in and acts as hub.

Cryptos Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header

Header Text:

Welcome text
Body

Congratulations, $UNKNOWN_USER.

You have now earned the title of NOVICE OF MYSTERIES. As a Novice, you will continue to train with your mentor and the Mistress of Novices as you work to master the skills, tactics, and combat techniques of the Mistress of Mystery.

Authorizing the Fabricator to dispense
[1] Garb of Mysteries... done.

Dispensing Novice-Rank holotape... done.
Please listen to the Headmistress' message.

Mission Board[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing Mission Board...

Editor ID: MoM_Cryptos_MissionBoardSubterminal[edit | edit source]

text=
Header

Header Text:

Welcome text
Body

=--------------------------------=
USER: <Token.Name=UserIDBar>
=--------------------------------=
MISSION BOARD

As a safety precaution, Initiates are not permitted to accept missions from this system. When your mentor believes that you are ready to operate independently, your promotion to Novice will unlock this board.

Initiates in need of a mentor should request one by using the appropriate Database Query.

The Phantom Device[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing mission: The Phantom Device...done.
Registering $UNKNOWN_USER for mission...done.
Dispensing mission briefing...done.

Please review the mission briefing for your instructions.

The Blade of Bastet[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing mission: The Blade of Bastet...done.
Registering $UNKNOWN_USER for mission...done.
Dispensing mission briefing...done.

Please review the mission briefing for your instructions.

The Voice of Set[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing mission: The Voice of Set...done.
Registering $UNKNOWN_USER for mission...done.
Dispensing mission briefing...done.

Please review the mission briefing for your instructions.

Pleasant Valley Infiltration[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing mission: Pleasant Valley Infiltration...done.
Registering $UNKNOWN_USER for mission...done.
Dispensing mission briefing...done.

Please review the mission briefing for your instructions.

Mentor Assignment[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Running Query...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

MENTOR ASSIGNMENT

Accessing database... done.
Running preset query 'Mentor Assignment'... done.
Accessing user $UNKNOWN_USER's personality profile... failed.
Attempting automated personality match... failed.
Failsafe: Attempting random match... done.
Query complete.

Mentor: Mistress Natasha Hunt
Status: ON MISSION
Location: Lewisburg
Notes: Your mentor is currently on a mission. You may wait for her return, or meet her in the field and assist her in the completion of her mission.

Mentor Assignment[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Running Query...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

MENTOR ASSIGNMENT

Accessing database... done.
User $UNKNOWN_USER already has a mentor.

Mentor: Mistress Natasha Hunt
Status: ON MISSION
Location: Lewisburg
Notes: Your mentor is currently on a mission. You may wait for her return, or meet her in the field and assist her in the completion of her mission.

Phantom Device Components[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Running Query...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

PHANTOM DEVICE COMPONENTS

Accessing database... done.
Running preset query 'Phantom Device Components'...

Searching database for [Stealth Boy]... done.
Mission log #822 indicates that a [Stealth Boy] may be in the posession of the raiders at [North Cutthroat Camp].

Searching database for [HalluciGen Gas]... done.
Pre-war sales records indicate that [HalluciGen Gas] may be found in [Garrahan Mining HQ].

Please acquire the components and return them to the production facility for processing.

Phantom Device Components[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Running Query...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

PHANTOM DEVICE COMPONENTS

Accessing database... done.
Repeating query results.

Mission log #822 indicates that a [Stealth Boy] may be in the posession of the raiders at [North Cutthroat Camp].

Pre-war sales records indicate that [HalluciGen Gas] may be found in [Garrahan Mining HQ].

Please acquire the components and return them to the production facility for processing.

Historic Swords[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Running Query...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

HISTORIC SWORDS

Accessing database... done.
Running preset query 'Historic Sword'...

Searching database for [Historic Sword]... done.
Pre-war archives indicate that a [Historic Sword] may be found in [Whitespring Presidential Cottage].

Please acquire the sword, complete the swing analyzer process, and return it to the production facility for processing.

Historic Swords[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Running Query...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

HISTORIC SWORDS

Accessing database... done.
Repeating query results.

Pre-war archives indicate that a [Historic Sword] may be found in [Whitespring Presidential Cottage].

Please acquire the sword, complete the swing analyzer process, and return it to the production facility for processing.

Weapons Research[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Running Query...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

WEAPONS RESEARCH

Accessing database... done.
Running preset query 'Weapons Research'...

Searching database for [Weapons Research]... done.
Pre-war military records indicate that an [EMP Weapons Research Program] was being conducted at [Sugar Grove].

Please acquire the research data and return it to the production facility for processing.

Weapons Research[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Running Query...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

WEAPONS RESEARCH

Accessing database... done.
Repeating query results.

Pre-war military records indicate that an [EMP Weapons Research Program] was being conducted at [Sugar Grove].

Please acquire the research data and return it to the production facility for processing.

Mission Reports[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing Reporting System...

Database Queries[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing Cryptos Database...

Administrative Actions[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing Administrative Actions...

The Order of Mysteries Handbook[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing Handbook...

From Headmistress Rivers[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

THE ORDER OF MYSTERIES
FROM HEADMISTRESS RIVERS

I never thought I would be a part of something like this. All my life, I was just an actress, playing the part of a hero on the radio. But everything changed after the war. There were so many people in need, you girls most of all. Frederick and I were glad to adopt you, to share what we could. Food, shelter, and training - my old acting turned survival skills.

But this world needs more than survival. It needs heroes. It needs you. And these past few years, you have shown me that, together, as sisters, you can accomplish things that even the Mistress of Mystery could never have imagined.

Mission Statement[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

THE ORDER OF MYSTERIES
MISSION STATEMENT

The Order of Mysteries is a sisterhood dedicated to upholding the virtues exemplified by the Mistress of Mystery: courage, cunning, and compassion. We fight in the shadows to protect ourselves, one another, and the people of Appalachia from any threat to their lives or liberty.

The Mistress of Mystery[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

THE ORDER OF MYSTERIES
THE MISTRESS OF MYSTERY

The Mistress of Mystery is one of the longest-running and most popular superheroes in the Hubris Comics canon. First appearing in Hubris Heroes! #8 (2039), the Mistress of Mystery has been featured in hundreds of comic books, radio broadcasts, and other properties and licenses, including a weekly newspaper strip (2052-57), five novels, and several lines of action figures. In August 2077, it was announced that the Mistress would also have a major role in the upcoming live-action Silver Shroud television show, her first appearance on screen.

Born Claudia Martin, the daughter of American archaeologists, her young life was torn apart when her parents mysteriously vanished while investigating the Lost Pryamid of Amun-Re. Orphaned and alone, she was forced to survive by her wits on the streets of Cairo until she was adopted by a wealthy heiress. On her eighteenth birthday, she came into possession of her parents' effects and set out to learn the truth behind their disappearance, delving into a web of ancient legends, occult societies, and dark intrigue.

The Mistress of Mystery is a confident, quick-thinking, and capable hero. Instead of superhuman or mystical powers, she relies on her skill, training, cunning, stealth, and subterfuge to overcome her foes. Although she often operates alone, she has appeared alongside many of Hubris Comics' other heroes over the course of her career, most notably the Silver Shroud (her longtime friend and former love interest), the Inspector (her partner in the Mysterium! mystery serials), and, most recently, the rest of Hubris' greatest heroes on the team of The Unstoppables!

The Mistress of Mystery has been drawn by over thirty artists, notably Tara Winters, Kelly Donnovan, and Lucille Perkins. The iconic radio voice of the Mistress of Mystery is Shannon Rivers.

The Regalia of Mystery[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

THE ORDER OF MYSTERIES
THE REGALIA OF MYSTERY

In addition to her skills and training, the Mistress of Mystery drew upon an arsenal of powerful tools to aid her in her work.
- The VEIL OF SECRETS shields the Mistress' face, cloaks her identity, and hones her senses. It also protects her from a range of threats, including poison gas, smoke, and fumes.
- The GARB OF MYSTERIES is the Mistress' formal gown. Though it took a variety of styles over the years, the Garb was carefully crafted to provide her with unhindered movement, enhancing her stealth and speed.
- The PHANTOM DEVICE is a tool for infiltration, creating a cloud of disorienting smoke to conceal the Mistress while she makes a daring escape.
- The BLADE OF BASTET is the Mistress' legendary sword, a weapon of heroes handed down through the ages. Capable of piercing any armor or barrier, the Blade is lighter, faster, and stronger than any lesser weapon.
- The VOICE OF SET is the iconic .44 Revolver wielded by the Mistress. Its array of powers included the ability to fire bullets that exploded into noxious smoke, disable electronics, or disrupt magical fields.
- The EYE OF RA was the Mistress' greatest relic, a jeweled brooch that allowed her to draw upon the full extent of her abilities in the most dire of trials.

Ranks and Promotions[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

THE ORDER OF MYSTERIES
RANKS and PROMOTIONS

The Order of Mysteries has the following ranks:
- INITIATES are the newest members of the Order. Initiates work full-time with their mentor to learn basic skills and mission tactics. When they have proven that they are capable of handling missions independently, their mentor will approve their promotion to Novice.
- NOVICES continue to train under their mentor and the Mistress of Novices, working to master the tools and techniques of the Mistress of Mystery. In order to advance to the rank of Seeker, they must complete a series of capstone missions to earn the elements of the Mistress' regalia.
- SEEKERS study advanced combat tactics as they prepare for their final test: a mission worthy of the true Mistress of Mystery. After completing their mission, they may apply to the Headmistress for promotion.
- A MISTRESS OF MYSTERY is a full member of the Order, a master of stealth, infiltration, combat, and tactics, capable of handling herself in any situation.
- The MISTRESS OF NOVICES is the second in command of the Order, responsible for organizing and assigning missions and coordinating training programs.
- The HEADMISTRESS is the leader of the Order of Mystery. The first among equals, she inspires and guides the Order in achieving its goals.

Missions and Mission Reports[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

THE ORDER OF MYSTERIES
MISSIONS and MISSION REPORTS

Members of the Order of Mysteries undertake missions commensurate with their skills and experience. Missions may be assigned by a more senior member of the order, or accepted from the Cryptos Mission Board.

INITIATES report to their mentor, who will review and assess their progress, and approve their promotion to the rank of Novice.

NOVICES may accept missions from the Mission Board. Except for the automated missions associated with their regalia, they report to their mentor and the Mistress of Novices.

SEEKERS and MISTRESSES report directly to the Headmistress, or to the Mistress of Novices if the Headmistress is unavailable.

Membership Roster[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

THE ORDER OF MYSTERIES
MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
Last Updated 6/1/86

HEADMISTRESS
Shannon Rivers

MISTRESS OF NOVICES
Eve Devoir

MISTRESSES OF MYSTERY
Catherine Adams
Sara Burnett
Tiana Chevrel
Kaylee Evans
Lucia Haynes
Natasha Hunt
Evelyn Jackson
Allison Long
Vanessa Richards
Olivia Rivers
Alana Roderick
Amy Thomas
Janet Tyler
Irena Zacar

SEEKERS
Isabella Cole
Madeleine Girard
Laura Harding
Kiana Howell
Briana Lyon
Rachel West

NOVICES
Cora Belmont
Sydney Ellis
Johana Johnson
Anna Perez
Brigette Reeves
Sonia Ryland
Violet Thomas

INITIATES
Alexis Belmont
Zoe Evans
Justine Silva

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST
Frederick Rivers

About Headmistress Rivers[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

THE ORDER OF MYSTERIES
ABOUT HEADMISTRESS RIVERS
(Shaw & Associates Bio, 2075)

Shannon Rivers (2024-) was born in Beckley, West Virginia.

After an early career in regional and touring theater, Ms. Rivers made her radio debut in 2047's ""Invaders from Planet Zed!"". She quickly earned a reputation as gifted and versatile actress, starring in numerous radio dramas and serials. In 2051, she began her long-running role as the radio voice of the Mistress of Mystery.

Ms. Rivers is well known for her advocacy of charitable causes, especially issues affecting the economically depressed residents of Appalachia.

In 2053, she married Frederick Rivers, noted inventor and architect. They have a daughter, Olivia.

About CRYPTOS[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing About Page...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

=--------------------------------=
ABOUT CRYPTOS

Curious about our little system here?

CRYPTOS is a genuine RobCo mainframe, custom-built for some top-secret DIA project before the war. The government pulled the contract, and one of my buddies asked if I wanted to take it off their hands. I needed something to run Shannon's new training room (your Hall of Trials), and it was a steal, so I took him up on it.

If you have any questions, don't be shy. I'm always happy to talk tech. -Frederick

Fabricator Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header

Header Text:

Welcome text
Body

=------------------------------=
| The Order of Mysteries |
|-Automated Fabrication System-|
=------------------------------=

Unauthorized user detected. New Initiates must register with Cryptos before using this system.

Frederick's Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header

Header Text:

Welcome text
Body

/==============================\
| Frederick Rivers |
\==============================/

To-Do List[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

/==============================\
| Frederick Rivers |
\==============================/
PRODUCTION FACILITY - TO-DO LIST

- Hall of Trials: Finish Repairs - URGENT
- Hall of Trials: Safety Review
- Cryptos: Mission Reporting System
- Cryptos: Automated Missions
- Fabricator: November Tuneup
- ProtoSwing Analyzer Improvements
- ProtoHalluciGen Gas Grenade
- ProtoBallistic Weave

Holotape Correspondence[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Loading Holotape Bank...

Kent Connolly, 3/8/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Loading Holotape...

From Kent[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

FROM KENT

This is really something. When you said you had a whole base laid out, I expected a couple of sketches, not architectural diagrams.

I mean, look, I'm no electrician. I can't critique your wiring. But this looks incredible. The Hall of Trials is spot-on with the training montage from issue #102. The color scheme is right out of the comics. The detailing's phenomenal.

Let me stick to what I can comment on. I've got some notes on your last round of proposals. Love to hear what you think.

RE: Phantom Device[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

RE: PHANTOM DEVICE

I like your second approach better. Why integrate the cloaking device and the gas when just wiring the gas release to the field switch will do? Sure makes assembly easier. Getting the explosive-release valve right is going to be tricky, but this should cut down on potential leaks.

You sure you want to use HalluciGen Gas though? Their HQ is up my way, and word on the street is that stuff's bad news. If you decide to try this out, make sure you've got enough ventilation, just in case.

Veil of Secrets[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

VEIL OF SECRETS

If you're thinking about building that Phantom Device, you need to make sure your Veil has built-in gas filtration.

Much as I hate to admit it, you'll want to use the mask from the Mistress' new costume. The traditional one would never give you a good enough seal. Try a multilayered asbestos liner. Activated charcoal would work better, but there's no way you can make that work in a cloth veil.

RE: Garb of Mysteries[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

RE: GARB OF MYSTERIES

Really? You're seriously going with the new Garb? I mean, look, I get it. It's more practical than the traditional dress. But it just isn't her! The Mistress of Mystery has always worn a full-length gown! (Except for the Scourge of the Sahara arc. Let's not go there.)

I'm putting together a letter-writing campaign about it. I'm even going to write Shannon Rivers (the voice actress for the Mistress). If we can get her on board, Hubris is bound to listen. You're obviously as much of a fan of the Mistress as I am. You mind writing her too?

Zack Hayes, 6/15/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Loading Holotape...

From Zack[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

FROM ZACK

Really? Just like that? I have to say, giant multimillion-dollar mainframe systems are usually a harder sell. Not that I'm complaining.

For an order like this, a rush installation is no trouble at all. I'll have my team out at your place on the 23rd. You did say you wanted this delivered to your house, right?

I've put a copy of the manual on the tape. Look it over; give me a call if you have any questions. Pleasure doing business with you, Fred, as always. Looking forward to hearing all about your project.

Cryptos User Manual[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

CRYPTOS USER MANUAL

***ERROR***
File not found.

Kent Connolly, 7/22/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Loading Holotape...

From Kent[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

FROM KENT

What do you mean 'you built it'?

Look, Fred, that's a little much, even from you. I've seen those plans, remember? I mean, sure, you got all the details down. You're as into this as I am. But you're never going to get that kind of hardware. Military-grade mainframe? Combat simulator? It'd cost millions! You have a fortune you haven't been telling me about?

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see whatever it is you've built. A model? Some kind of get-up in your garage? Mail me some photos along with your next tape. Always great talking with you.

RE: Garb of Mysteries[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

RE: GARB OF MYSTERIES

Yeah, I know it's what they're using in the TV show. And believe me, I'm looking forward to it. The Silver Shroud is my all-time favorite hero! I just don't think it's the right call for the Mistress.

One way or the other, though, you should think about adding some kind of protection to the costume. I saw an article in Guns and Ammo about a new concept for ballistic weave. You've got connections. Any chance you could get your hands on it? If you do, could you send some my way?

RE: Voice of Set[edit | edit source]
TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

RE: VOICE OF SET

God, don't get me started on this. Yeah, sure, incendiary cartridges would work. So would resonance ammo, or hypersonic shot, or even EMP bullets.

We've complained about the Voice for years, but Hubris just keeps retconning it. If you want a gun that can handle whatever crazy thing they come up with next, your best bet might be to build a stable hollow receiver so you can swap out the mechanics.

Personal Journal[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

6/26/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Frederick Rivers, Personal Journal - 6/26/77

What do I even write here? Shannon always was into journaling, but I've never seen the appeal. No one's going to care about my memoirs.

Let's see. We finished off the basement with two days to spare. I might even have time to squeeze in that little folding screen I've been toying with.

Zack and his boys got the mainframe online this morning. I let him test out the Hall of Trials while I put it through its paces. Worked like a dream. Laser turrets are still a mite touchy, though. Burned that toupee clean off.

6/27/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Frederick Rivers, Personal Journal - 6/27/77

I still remember the day I met her. It was at a benefit dinner for the engineering institute. She was supposed to be a celebrity guest, but it was before her career really took off. No one knew her. I found her in a corner, started babbling on about my work on fabrication algorithms. And she actually cared. She was interested! No one was interested in my work!

Her fans never give her enough credit. They only know her as an actress. But she's brilliant. She has vision. She understands my work, understands the value in exploring new ideas, new designs, without being subject to some giant corporation trying to exploit people for a quick buck.

We've always had an arrangement. Sometimes my projects bring in a little money. Sometimes they don't. It doesn't matter. She loves acting, and her royalties more than cover my costs. I get to dream. I get to experiment. I get to build things beyond her wildest imagination. And then we get to share them. Her reaction, her approval, means more to me than any profit or prize ever could.

6/29/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Frederick Rivers, Personal Journal - 6/29/77

She loved it. I've never seen her so happy.

It's been a long year, working on the design, swapping ideas with Kent, making sure I got all the details right. It cost - god, I don't even want to think about it. But it's done.

And right now, it's what she needs. She's been so worried about that damn television show, worried about 'making the jump' to TV. We don't need the money. But she wants to keep acting. It's what she loves. And if there's anything I can do to support her, I will.

10/6/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Frederick Rivers, Personal Journal - 10/6/77

Shannon's off to Boston, so it's just me and Olivia again. She's been kind of sullen lately. I think the stress is starting to get to her. I can't even keep up with all the tutors she has these days.

Her mother and I expect a lot from her. Maybe too much. But she's a phenomenal young woman. The best at whatever she sets her mind to. I see that potential. I just want to help her reach it.

10/21/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Frederick Rivers, Personal Journal - 10/21/77

The first thing you learn as an inventor is to recognize failure. I never remember to update this damn thing, so I'm giving it up. I got a fresh pallet of holotapes in today, so I'm going to try audio logs instead. Maybe I'll have more luck with that.

Guest Bedroom Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header
Welcome text
Body

/---------------------------------\
| Riverside Manor - Guest Bedroom |
\---------------------------------/

Miss Rivers[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Miss Rivers reminds me of my grandma. She seems all stern and serious, but when you're alone with her, she's really nice. Cora and I had a hard time after grandma died. I'm glad Miss Rivers was willing to take us in. I'm glad to have a family again.

- Alexis

Chores[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Remember: Everyone is expected to help out with chores around the house. The signup sheet goes up on the fridge at six every morning. No one is too young, too old, or too busy. If you aren't sure how to do something, ask one of the older girls to show you. We need everyone to do their part.


Eve

P.S.- Do NOT allow Mr. Rivers to sign up for cooking duty again. The last time he did, it took us three days to air out the common room.

Wanna trade?[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Anyone wanna trade beds? Sara snores.

I'll even take a couch. Gotta be better than this.


Zoe

Sick Days[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Winter is coming up, and that means it's cold season. There are a lot of people in this house, so we need to do everything we can to keep colds from spreading. No one wants another dysentery outbreak.

We're going to use the corner bedroom as our sick ward again this year. If you're not feeling well, check in with Alana or me. We'll move your things over and have your food brought up to you. Wash your hands, drink plenty of water, and get some rest. If things get worse, call me.


Natasha

Olivia?[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Anyone seen Olivia? She was supposed to be my partner this afternoon, but I haven't been able to find her anywhere. This is the third time this month she's ditched me. I'm getting tired of this.


- Brigette

Hall of Trials Control Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header
Welcome text
Body

=--------------------------------------=
| The Order of Mysteries |
| - Hall of Trials - |
=--------------------------------------=
| Status: ***OFFLINE*** |
| Training Program: -NONE- |
=--------------------------------------=

About the Hall of Trials[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

=--------------------------------------=
| The Order of Mysteries |
| - Hall of Trials - |
=--------------------------------------=

The Hall of Trials is my masterpiece: a fully-automated combat training arena. Hydraulic walls and floors to reshape the space! Robot and turret fabricators! A whole warehouse of traps and obstacles pulled straight from the comics!

It was perfect for Shannon's training. And it's perfect for yours. There's no better place for you to hone your skills, to challenge yourself and your sisters, all in a safe and controlled environment. I'm proud to think my little project has made all of this possible. - Frederick

Select Training Program[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

=--------------------------------------=
| The Order of Mysteries |
| - Hall of Trials - |
=--------------------------------------=
SELECT TRAINING PROGRAM

      • NOTICE***

Due to the recent incident, all Hall of Trials training programs have been suspended until further notice.

Classes will continue to be held in the Hall. Please report to the Mistress of Novices for your training schedule.

Begin Program[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

=--------------------------------------=
| The Order of Mysteries |
| - Hall of Trials - |
=--------------------------------------=
BEGIN PROGRAM

      • ERROR***

No training program selected. Please select a program to continue.

Headmistress' Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header
Welcome text
Body

/=============================\
\=============================/

From Olivia[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

That wasn't how this was supposed to go at all.

Two months ago, I copied Cryptos, handed it over to the raiders. Rachel finally caught on. She was telling Eve when I came in tonight. At that point, well, it was them or me. So I killed them. I killed them all.

It's finally over. I'm going to burn the Order, the manor, everything. Burn it all to the ground.

If you get this, if you want to see me again, meet me at our special place, on my birthday. You still owe me that trip.

Olivia

Personal Journal[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

text=
Header
Welcome text
Body

/=============================\
\=============================/

PERSONAL JOURNAL - VOLUME 18

WARNING***
Data corruption detected. Out of [487] files in this directory, [12] were recovered successfully.

Please select an entry to view:""

8/2/82[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
8/2/82

No major incidents this week. There have been surprisingly few brigands in the area this summer, although the Responders' radio chatter says the more organized gangs control the roads through the mountains now.

Training has been going well. I've begun sending the older girls out on supply and data collection runs in pairs. For now, I'm keeping the more dangerous missions to myself, but they're at the point where they can handle themselves if they have to.

12/25/82[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
12/25/82

They got the dam.

We heard the explosion a little after midnight. There was no warning, nothing to be done. Charleston has been wiped out.

It's worse than the bombs. The Responders are doing what they can, but this is beyond them. Beyond anyone.

The raiders have already melted back into the mountains. They're a much bigger threat than anyone had realized.

3/5/83[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
3/5/83

I've spent the winter surveying raider positions in the mountains, and having the girls gather what intel they can from the Responder radio network. It's bad. They have multiple bases, dozens of checkpoints and sniper posts. And they're growing.

It's more than I can deal with on my own. As much as I hate to do it, we can't afford to wait any longer. It's time for the Mistresses of Mystery to take the field.

9/8/84[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
9/8/84

For the most part, this week's missions have gone well. The exception, as usual, was Olivia. Her raid against the Garrahan Outpost was flawless, but rather than report back, she went on to clear four sniper nests, a half-dozen beast dens, and a derelict military bunker before finally returning three days late. And she dragged her Initiate along for the ride. It was Rachel's first time in the field. Poor girl is still shaking.

Her debrief was another shouting match. Nothing I say seems to get through to that girl. She's too headstrong. Just like her mother.

2/8/86[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
2/8/86

We found Clarissa's body last night.

I always knew this day would come, but that doesn't make it any easier. These girls are my daughters. Every time I post a mission, I know one of them might not come back. But we have to press on. The raiders are gaining strength. If we don't keep them in check, who will?

That's what I told them at the funeral. I gave them two days off. That's all we can afford.

2/14/86[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
2/14/86

Things have been tense since Clarissa's death. Some of the girls have started to question our methods. Should we announce ourselves? Make contact with the Responders, or the Brotherhood? Try to forge an alliance?

Absolutely not. The Mistress of Mystery's greatest strength was always the element of surprise. A lone woman can do anything, because no one expects her to be a threat. If we were exposed, if the raiders knew we existed, they could fight back. They can't fight a shadow.

5/22/86[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
5/22/86

I've appointed Eve the new Mistress of Novices. I need someone dependable and organized to handle training and mission assignments when I'm out in the field. For the most part, it seems to have gone over well.

For the most part. Olivia was furious. I have almost thirty girls in my charge now, and I have their safety to consider. If she thinks I'm going to favor her simply because she's my daughter, she needs to grow up.

6/1/86[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
6/1/86

Lucia reports that the campaign against the Super Mutants in Huntersville has ended. If things go well, the alliance between the Brotherhood and Responders might finally be the beginning of a long-term security arrangement for the region.

All of the patrols moving through the mountains have suppressed raider activity over the past few months. I've asked the girls to be more careful as well. No sense drawing any unwanted attention.

The mission board has been relatively light, but Olivia has been taking far more than her share. She's rarely at home for more than a day or two at a time now. At first, I was glad she was becoming more dedicated to her work, but I'm starting to worry she's just using it as an excuse to avoid me.

7/24/86[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
7/24/86

We buried Allison today.

After three years, hundreds of missions, only two of our sisters have fallen. With so much death and devastation all around us, that's an incredible testament to their skill and tenacity.

Olivia was particularly shaken up. She was the one who found Allie's body, carried it all the way back from Summersville. She went right to her room after the funeral. Poor dear.

10/7/86[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
10/7/86

For years, we outclassed the raiders. Now, suddenly, they've found a way to turn the tables. Counting Allison, seven girls have been killed in the past three months. Now Kaylee is missing, too.

I've ordered Eve to accelerate our training program, and recorded holotapes to handle routine assignments and promotions. I hate to think of anyone getting promoted by holotape, but with all of our losses, I've been away so much it's beginning to become an issue.

11/10/86[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
11/10/86

Three more girls are confirmed dead. Evelyn and Catherine are unaccounted for. Rachel barely escaped. And that's just in the past week.

How are they doing this? It's like the raiders have suddenly found a way to read our minds. They're lying in wait on almost every mission now.

As of today, I'm only allowing the most senior Mistresses out of the manor: Eve, Amy, Olivia, and myself. We can't risk losing anyone else.

11/18/86[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Headmistress Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal
11/18/86

Olivia. Olivia, dear, what have you done?

I'm going out to meet her. If anyone finds this, if anyone is even still alive, please, don't try to follow me. The Order of Mysteries is finished. Take the skills you learned here. Join the Responders, the Brotherhood, anyone. Find some way to survive. That's all that matters now.

I loved you all. I'm so, so sorry.

Mission Roster[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

MISSION ROSTER
Week of 11/15

ACTIVE MISSIONS
Rivers, Shannon - Ambush Investigation
Rivers, Olivia - Sentry Duty, Riverside Manor
Devoir, Eve - Training

PENDING MISSIONS
[Unassigned] - Pleasant Valley Infiltration

NOTE***
All non-essential missions have been suspended until further notice by order of the Headmistress.

Cryptos Access[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Connecting to Cryptos...

Infirmary Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header
Welcome text
Body

=------------------------=
| The Order of Mysteries |
| - Infirmary - |
=------------------------=



DUTY ROSTER:
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER: Mistress Natasha Hunt
MEDICAL OFFICER: Mistress Alana Roderick
AIDE: Seeker Isabella Cole
AIDE: Novice Cora Belmont


Infirmary Orders[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

text=
Header
Welcome text
Body

=------------------------=
| The Order of Mysteries |
| - Infirmary - |
=------------------------=

INFIRMARY ORDERS

Please select an order to view:

Emergency Care[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

EMERGENCY CARE

ORDER:
Limit emergency care based on your qualifications.

NOTES:
None of us are doctors. None of us have any real medical training. We've learned a lot over the past few years, but all the textbooks in Charleston won't make you a surgeon. Just because you can rip the arms off a Protectron Medic doesn't mean you can use them to resuscitate someone.

In an emergency, take a step back and assess what kind of care you can safely provide. Do that. You can be a hero everywhere else.

Antibiotic Restrictions[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

ANTIBIOTIC RESTRICTIONS

ORDER:
Reserve antibiotics as a last-line treatment.

NOTES:
The dysentery epidemic exhausted our stock of antibiotics. There's another supply run to AVR Medical up on the mission board, but that place has been picked clean over the years. I asked the Headmistress if we could reach out to the Responders for help. You can guess how that went.

Until we can replenish our supplies, focus on providing supportive and palliative care, and use herbal remedies where possible.

Stimpaks & Dehydration[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

STIMPAKS & DEHYDRATION

ORDER:
Monitor for dehydration following Stimpak use.

NOTES:
While not mentioned in the medical literature, dehydration appears to be a serious side effect of repeated Stimpak use. Patients receiving Stimpaks as part of their treatment regimen should be monitored for dehydration and administered additional water and/or IV fluids.

Where possible, Members should avoid the use of Stimpaks in the field, and instead report to the Infirmary for treatment.

Chem Lockup[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

CHEM LOCKUP

ORDER:
Chems are to be kept locked in the Infirmary safe at all times.

NOTES:
The use of Chems for performance enhancement is strictly forbidden. Chems promote dependency and addiction; recovery can be long and painful in the absence of Addictol, and hampers mission readiness.

Any Chems recovered in the course of a mission are to be turned over to Infirmary staff for safekeeping. Any further incidents of theft should be tracked and reported.

Infirmary Logs[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

=------------------------=
| The Order of Mysteries |
| - Infirmary - |
=------------------------=
INFIRMARY LOGS

The following audio logs are available:
- NONE -

Infirmary Log - 9/17/86, 22:47[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Exporting audio recording for 9/17/86, 22:47...
...done.

Medical Records[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

=------------------------=
MEDICAL RECORDS

ERROR***
All medical records on file have expired. For access to archival records, please contact Production.

Study Terminal[edit | edit source]

text= Header
Welcome text
Body

/-----------------------------\
| Ms. Shannon Rivers |
| ~ The Mistress of Mystery ~ |
\-----------------------------/

Professional Calendar[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing Calendar System...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

/-----------------------------\
| Ms. Shannon Rivers |
| ~ The Mistress of Mystery ~ |
\-----------------------------/

PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR
06/25/77 - Mistress of Mystery: s08-e16 Recording
06/26/77 - Mistress of Mystery: Wrap Party
10/08/77 - Silver Shroud: Studio Tour & Cast Meet
10/11/77 - Silver Shroud: Dress Rehearsals Begin
11/01/77 - Silver Shroud: Season 1 Filming Begins
12/17/77 - Silver Shroud: Holiday Break

Fan Mail[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Loading Holotape...

text=
Header
Welcome text
Body

Fan Mail Digest - Shannon Rivers
9/27/77 - Batch 94

Hello Shannon,

Here's your latest batch of mail. You know the drill: if you want to reply to any of this, type it up and kick me the holotape. Hope you're doing well. Break a leg in Boston!

Miriam Shaw
Shaw & Associates, Agents

my favorite hero[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

dear miss rivers,

The mistress of mystery is my favorite hero. Wanna know why? All the boys want to be like Grognak and run around going 'graaaah' and hitting things, but the mistress is smart and fast and comes up with lots of neat ideas. And anyone who tries to pick on her always loses. I bet she could beat hairy old Grognak any day. I know you aren't really her, but I bet you like her almost as much as I do. Thank you for being so great on the radio too. Love you bye.

Karen Timms
Age 7

Eye of Ra Continuity Issues[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Rivers,

I wanted to complain about the history of the Eye of Ra as depicted in Season 7, Episode 12, ""The Thieves of Thebes."" This episode seems to suggest that the Mistress may not have possessed the Eye during her second expedition to Egypt to vanquish the Cult of the Unseen Seer. As I'm sure you know, in Mistress of Mystery #141, a flashback shows the Mistress wearing the Eye at a museum gala that must have occurred between the first and second expeditions. The fan consensus is that she obtained the Eye during the first expedition, although I personally think it was among the relics she inherited from her father the archaeologist.

Your line could be taken to mean that she didn't have it with her at the time, but that seems unlikely, since she wore it (or a similar brooch) in several panels near the beginning of the Sorcerous Plague arc, which is set only a few days later.

As a longtime fan of your work, I know how important maintaining the history and continuity of the Mistress' canon is to you, and I hope you will speak with the writers about being more careful with this in the future.


Sincerely,
Kent Connolly

P.S. Like many fans, I was dismayed by the changes to the Garb of Secrets introduced in the most recent issue. While I understand the difficulty of actually fighting in a full evening dress in the upcoming television show (and possible feature films?), the full-length dress has been a staple of the Mistress' costume since her debut. I'm planning to organize a letter-writing campaign about this, and I'd appreciate your support.

P.P.S. I'm a huge fan of your work, and I'm looking forward to your appearance in the Silver Shroud show next year.

The 'Mistress' Must Go[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Accessing...

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Rivers,

I read with interest your June interview in Acting Age. While your conception and portrayal of the Mistress of Mystery has always been above reproach, I hope you understand that many of us feel the name 'Mistress' is an unnecessarily sexualized and loaded term in our patriarchal culture. On behalf of modern women everywhere, we hope you will join our petition to change the name of the character to the 'Sister of Secrets'.


Sincerely yours,
Pauline J. Smith

Personal Journal[edit | edit source]

text=
Header
Welcome text
Body

/-----------------------------\
| Ms. Shannon Rivers |
| ~ The Mistress of Mystery ~ |
\-----------------------------/

PERSONAL JOURNAL - VOLUME 17
Please select an entry to view:

6/28/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 6/28/77

Back from LA. Season 8 was spectacular, but the mood at our wrap party was rather down. There's been no word on renewal yet. All of the attention at Hubris seems to be on television these days. They have less and less interest in radio.

Frederick and Olivia are doing well. Olivia was all packed for our annual camping trip to Seneca Rocks, but I've had to put her off. The poor dear was heartbroken. I do hate to break our tradition, but with the Silver Shroud show coming up, I simply can't spare the time.

6/29/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 6/29/77

This morning, Frederick asked me to put on my costume veil and come down to the front parlor. He said he had a surprise for me.

It's incredible. His 'little project' is beyond anything the writers ever dreamed of. That man really can do anything. It's no wonder I love him.

My calendar for the next three months is booked solid. He's hired the best stunt actors, martial artists, military trainers, a cavalcade of experts, one after another, to make sure I master every technique I'll need for the screen. I don't know who they have playing the Shroud, but the Mistress of Mystery will be ready for her debut.

10/6/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 10/6/77

I'm heading out to Boston for rehersals and the first round of filming. I've never been more ready for a role in my life.

Frederick's busy with his projects again. Olivia's tutors say she's doing well; she should ace her University exams. I'd expect nothing less. She's a bright girl; she has a great future ahead of her.

10/22/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 10/22/77

Babowski played me for a fool. After a week of dress rehearsals, he called me in to say they'd 'made other arrangements' for the role of the Mistress. It wasn't hard to figure out who: he had a portrait of Claire Redelle, that airbrained strumpet, on his desk. He was planning this all along. I gave that bastard a piece of my mind.

I've been the voice of the Mistress of Mystery for twenty-six years. It's the role I cared about most. The character I championed, every time creative tried to set up another love triangle or damsel-in-distress plot. And now I'm being cut out. Vivi says corporate's already in talks to hire Redelle for next season's serials. Damn them.

10/23/77[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 10/23/77

It's amazing what a day can do to your sense of perspective.

I'm so glad to be home. Frederick and Olivia are here. They're safe. Everything else, we can work out.

7/8/78[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 7/8/78

I'm still shaking.

When the weather finally broke, we made for Charleston to replenish our supplies. On the way back, we were accosted by hooligans on the road. Frederick tried to pay them off: some fresh water, a few hundred dollars. They just laughed.

When they laid hands on Olivia, something in me snapped. I don't think they expected the 'old bitch' to put up a fight, but my training just took over. I didn't even hesitate. In less than a minute, they were all laid out on the ground. I think a couple of them were dead.

7/9/78[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 7/9/78

We had a long talk about the incident. I expected Olivia to be as frightened as I was, but she was exhilarated, like I was suddently a real hero. She wants me to train her.

I wish it wasn't necessary. But Frederick had a point. The world has changed. We won't be around forever. One way or another, she has to learn to defend herself.

But is that enough? What kind of a future does she have if the world has fallen to pieces? And what about girls who don't have anyone to stand up for them?

8/21/78[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 8/21/78

I've been venturing out dressed as the Mistress. It still feels a bit silly, but the costume is an excellent disguise. And, strange as it sounds, it makes a difference. Another group of ruffians cornered some refugees on the road from Lewisburg when their caravan broke down in the mud. I don't know how I would react to that, but after all these years, I know how the Mistress would. And that confidence works. I saved them.

Frederick and Olivia are rather taken with the idea. Frederick has been working day and night on new tools for me to try. And Olivia is focused on her training. She wants to be a Mistress of Mystery just like me.

11/11/78[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 11/11/78

This morning, Frederick heard someone in the garage, rifling through the garbage. Three someones, actually: Clarissa, Eve, and Amy, girls not even Olivia's age. All orphans.

It broke my heart. Frederick and I talked it over, and we've decided to take them in. Winter is coming on, and they need somewhere to stay. We've food and space to share. I can't bear to let a child suffer if there's anything to be done about it.

4/29/79[edit | edit source]

TranscriptVaultBoy.png

Ms. Shannon Rivers, Personal Journal - 4/29/79

Spring has finally come, such as it is. Every day, caravans of refugees pass by the house. Whole families, carrying everything they have. Old men. Children. It's horrible.

So many children have no one left. A few have been brave enough to come up to the house. I can't turn them away. I never in my life imagined running an orphanage, but what else can I do?

We had Olivia move her things out to the guest house so the new girls can take the rooms on this floor. I'm going to clear out of the study and move into my suite downstairs. At this rate, we'll need all the room we can get.