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  • Any knowledge of the outside world’s state of affairs — such as the presence of aliens — was wiped from that person’s memory (more evidence of their advanced tech) — and replaced with vague memories of a nuclear war gone awry. The motivation for being in the vault, and having to survive amidst the others, would be well intact initially. This would create the necessary environment they wanted. From there, the eventual revelation of the truth of the vault dwellers’ true position would become a key component in the contest to determine who might emerge.
  • Each vault would be equipped with a variety of new ‘ingredients’ (as they put it), to make the task of the eventual massacre, or battle royale, or however this final person would go about ‘doing away’ (killing) with all of the other vault-dwellers, easier for them to carry out. The ingredients included well-hidden weaponry, bombs, poisons, etc.
  • Each survivor of each vault would then have to move up on through the other vaults, perhaps encountering other survivors in the midst of their own conquests, or well before the discovery of the vile conditions of their existence in these places. Their passage on up through each of the vaults and to the surface world would necessarily involve doing away with all but one of the populace within each vault. Essentially, if anyone wanted to escape and make it back up into the world, all of the vaults would have to be opened.

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