|For the character Blade that appears in Lonesome Road, see Blade. For the pre-War company that is mentioned in Fallout and Fallout 2, see Blades (company).|
Razor, leader of the Blades (concept art)
The Blades are a group of survivalists led by a woman named Razor, living in a pre-War nightclub and a few outlying houses north of Adytum, Boneyard in 2161. Their name most likely comes from a large billboard advertisement for the Blades razor products seen on their main base's exterior wall.
While a peaceful group, the Blades are persecuted by the Regulators, who both coerce them into doing their bidding and frame them for crimes against the people of Adytum. This makes it appear that the Adytowners are seriously threatened by the Blades; a convenient pretext for the Regulators' own repressive policies.
While relatively unarmed, a man named MacRae teaches the Blades his knowledge of combat skills as self-defence, and guards their front-door entrance from intruders. He is mainly the only 'representative' the Regulators parley with; however, there is little peace-talk.
If the Vault Dweller agrees to help the Blades fight the Regulators, they will be instructed to go to the Gun Runners' fort and ask their leader for weapons and ammunition. After the Vault Dweller does what is asked, the Blades storm Adytum fully geared (the Vault Dweller may be in the fight as well if the player wishes). Alternatively, the hero can claim the Gun Runners' weapons for him/herself and take out the Regulators alone. In this case, after the extermination of the Adytum's oppressive gang, the Blades will be thankful to the Vault Dweller as well but will seem to remain living in their camp north of Adytum instead of moving to the newly liberated town and joining its inhabitants.
 Related quests
- Should the Blades become hostile, the player should be able to dispatch the entire contingent due to their poor armament and fighting skills (provided the player is properly leveled, armed and armored).
 Appearances in games
The Blades appear only in the original Fallout.