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The Waters of Life in Fallout 3

The Waters of Life26 (20)

Completed "The Waters of Life"

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Achievement won on 07 Jan 09
TA Score for this game: 2,334
Posted on 31 May 09 at 21:23
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Complete the quest The waters of Life.

James will make his way to Rivet City; the player can choose to follow him there or leave him on his own, either way, he will eventually reach the Rivet City Science Lab and wait for the player to meet him there.

You will be told you have to go to the Memorial. At the gift shop Dr. Li and the other scientist will be waiting for you.

Go inside and elliminate all Super mutants.

Once James arrives at the control room, he asks the player to carry out some maintenance tasks to bring the project back online.

Turn on Flood Control Pump Power
The Flood Control Pump is located in the room to the left of the bunk bed area. The switch is beside an Intercom and is illumnated by a floodlight.

Get the Fuses from Dad / Replace Damaged Fuses
Return to James to get new fuses. The fuse box is at the end of the basement area: there are signs on the wall ('Fuse Access A1') to direct the player to the fuse box.

Boot up the mainframe / Speak with Dad over intercom
The door to the mainframe is located on the 'upper level' of the basement, before the stairs down to the bunk bed room. After the fuses are installed, a large green light beside the door will turn on. The player must enter the door and throw the switch on the mainframe, and then speak to James. He will tell the player to return, then change his mind and tell the player to clear out a blockage in an intake pipe.

Now, the player must battle his or her way back to the Rotunda, dispatching any power-armored Enclave soldiers in your path to reach your father.

A stunned Dr. Li informs the player that the only way to escape the Memorial is through a series of underground tunnels that lead to the Brotherhood of Steel stronghold, the Citadel.
She will run to a manhole in the floor of the gift shop, and the player must follow. Once underground she will tell the player that they must keep moving to avoid detection by the Enclave.

Once topside, an exasperated Dr. Li will argue with Paladin Bael for entrance into the Citadel to no avail. She then runs to the intercom and yells at Owyn Lyons to open the godforsaken door at once. The door - quite comically - immediately opens.

Once inside, Owyn Lyons will confront Dr. Li and the surviving science team. Owyn Lyons questions Li for a few minutes on what transpired at the Memorial, and Li breathlessly tells him about James's plan and the Enclave's intervention.
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