A fountain of Knowledge
The archive is a database of knowledge located in a large domed structure nestled on a hill near Autumn, the first human colony since the fall of Earth. It is the foremost repository of all knowledge available to humanity. Locked within stacks of data vaults lies the history of our species, and much more. Our culture, our technology, our everything lies stored in its near limitless memory. The archive also stores data found in the ruins of Safeharbor. Many delve into the depths of the ecumenopolis. The Archivist of Safeharbor sifts through the mountains of information, sorting through the data, bit by bit. He discovers technology, art, philosophy, and everything in between, distributing it wherever he can. The archives are the heart and soul of Safeharbor. Without them, humanity would never be able to survive, if surviving is what you'd call it. The archives help, but humanity can't thrive when picking off the bones of the dead. Our lives are a constant struggle until, by some miracle, we find something truly special hidden in the vaults.
Advantage and Liability
Many examples of technology have been found in the archives of Safeharbor. Most technology comes from the species that lived on the planet before. The archives are the only place where humanity can truly gain in advantage in the galactic community. The problem with this is that it happens to be one of the easiest targets for enemy bombardment. During the 1st war, enemy vessels actively tried to level the archive, only failing due to the efforts of the ragtag fleet and the forces on unity. Regardless, it has become exceedingly obvious that the archives are a bit of a liability. Putting this much dependence on something so glaringly open and easily destroyed is less than ideal. The archivist is working with the architects of SafeHarbor to find a solution. The best solution seems to be to dig down and bury the archives under piles of dirt, rubble and steel, effectively turning it into a bunker.
The archivist has quite the story behind him. He just appeared out of the blue without warning, or ceremony. Once, wandering through the halls of the archive was a lonely affair. Now, most find the experience full of color, sparked to life due to his charm. The archivist is a machine, an A.I perhaps, but no one is entirely sure. He has a personality, yet seems bound to programming given the various commands one can give him to elicit a response. His life is a lonely one. He remains content, alone with his data, but newcomers to Safeharbor always find themselves on his doorstep. New arrivals are sent to the archive, so they can educate themselves, learn of where to go, and keep the Archivist company.