- For other uses of "Vault", see Vault (disambiguation)
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The Atlas Vault is a large chamber beneath Atlas Academy. It is accessible somewhere via the school's elevator system. The elevator leads down to a long metal platform with glowing cyan lines forming a rectangular pattern on its surface. Closest to the elevator, the platform is a narrow walkway, and it widens into a proper platform at the end.
Alongside the platform are large, pale blue, crystalline structures attached to floating metal blocks. On the edges of the main area of the platform are four white pedestals decorated with marble columns, and atop each pedestal is a bowl containing blue flame.
Across from the pedestal is a tall, pale blue, crystalline structure with a small white platform containing the chamber door. The door has a rectangular pattern on its surface and is situated at a higher elevation than the main metal platform. There is also a considerable gap of open-air between the metal platform and the door.
Long white planks levitate in circles around the chamber at various different heights. The concept art shows that these planks can be formed into a staircase to reach the chamber door.
After Jacques Schnee is elected to the Atlas Council and Robyn Hill begins stealing supplies with her Happy Huntresses, James Ironwood and Oscar Pine go to the Atlas Vault to talk about Ironwood's source of inspiration for Amity Communications Tower - the Staff of Creation.
Ironwood shows the Vault hoping it might provoke memories since one of Oscar's past incarnations had decided to use it to raise Atlas, and that this plan had inspired the Amity project. Ironwood tells Oscar that one day he won't be able to tell himself from Ozpin, and questions what he'd think about his actions. Oscar warns him against his autocratic path, but Ironwood fears weakness, invoking Leonardo Lionheart. Oscar tells him that he should speak with those he's most afraid to speak with, to which Ironwood responds he's starting to sound like his predecessor. As Ironwood and Oscar leave the Vault, Winter, accompanied by Penny, shows Ironwood an invitation to dinner, hosted by Jacques Schnee, at which Ironwood will be defending his seat.
After Ironwood declares martial law and Neopolitan steals the Relic of Knowledge, Oscar takes the elevator down to the Vault and tries to talk Ironwood out of his plan to abandon Mantle. He is unable to get through to Ironwood, who insists that everyone else is unable to see the big picture. Ironwood then shoots Oscar off the platform, which breaks Oscar's Aura and causes him to fall into a deep pit. Oscar continues falling down the shaft leading to the bottom of Atlas City. Ozpin helps unlock Oscar's magic to blast his way through the bottom of the City of Atlas and safely land in the crater beneath the floating city, Oscar tells Ozpin, who has now resurfaced, to help him save the Kingdom of Atlas.