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The Initiate is the player character in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. The Initiate can be one of three people: Cyrus, a tribal born in a farming village; Nadia, an orphan from the streets; or Cain, a ghoul mercenary from Set's army in Necropolis. After being initiated into the Brotherhood of Steel, several brothers went missing in Carbon and the Initiate was sent to find them. Ultimately, the Initiate finds Attis, an intelligent super mutant with a grudge against the Brotherhood, and kills him, thus ending his reign of terror across Texas.
Did you know...
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that the Courier has been to New Reno?

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that Frank Horrigan was based off Clint Eastwood's character in In the Line of Fire?

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that the Mariposa super mutants and Vault 87 super mutants are biologically different?

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that before the Great War the United States reformed from 50 states into 13 commonwealths?

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that the camera used to photograph Necropolis was a Codac R9000?

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that New California Republic's capital city (population: 3000+) is the largest urban settlement built from the ground up after the war?

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14 February 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)

Disclaimer: In this blog, I make reference to, with the inclusion of a link, a scam app that is available for download. Please be warned that the reviews make mention of an alleged virus, and that my recommendation is to stay away from the download to avoid any possible risks involved. This is not to mention the negative impact of giving the scam app yet another download score. Thank you for reading.

I would like to re-address a prominent issue that I had touched up upon in the past, back when I was still at Nukapedia. Scam apps are becoming a larger issue as wikis become more and more popular. This is seen in numerous cases where information is directly lifted from a wiki, and is re-released as original content, without any sort of clear sourcing/credit given. Sometimes, these guides/walkthroughs/narratives are sold for a profit - other times, the apps are free. Whatever the case, it all boils down to blatant plagiarism, which has been proven to effectively bypass the shoddy screening process utilized by companies such as Apple, Samsung, and other large giants of mobile platforms.

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To partially catch up on this issue, my prior blog is still available.

The reason why this topic is being brought up again, is because I have, once again, become aware of such a scam app, which is dubbed the 'Wasteland Survival Guide'. I am not entirely sure as to whether or not the information was lifted from Nukapedia or The Vault - but that does not matter, as the information was clearly lifted from either one of us, or possibly from both of us. Obviously, there is not much that we can do at this point. The mobile giants have to weigh the benefits of removing apps, or leaving them alone - a few dissenting people with small voices will make it clear in their minds that, legally, it would be less stress just to leave the app alone.

So what should be done? Hit the giants where it hurts - their reputation. Make Wikia/Curse aware. Make Bethesda/Zenimax/Obsidian aware. Write to prominent gaming websites, and see if they are willing to boost the signal. Take to social media, and make sure that whomever is hosting the app(s), are fully aware of the controversy involved. Ultimately, one app means very little in the grand scheme of things. But as wikis are regularly being exploited with their growing popularity amongst gamers, and with wiki volunteer workers given little to no credit, there gets to be a point where a stand needs to be made, so that the giants may be exposed, and are forced to take accountability for their complacency and bureaucracy. It is certainly time to shine a spotlight onto the vultures that see wikis as easy targets to feed off of.

It is up to you, the editor, the reader, to make a difference. GarouxBloodline (talk) 10:00, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

11 February 2015 by Tagaziel (talk)
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As PC Gamer reports, Bethesda is going to hold its first ever E3 conference, joining the Big Publishing House Club alongside Electronic Arts and Ubisoft.

As usual, the rumor is that they will announce Fallout 4, without basis, also as usual. There are no details available on what Bethesda is going to announce, though given that Bethesda Softworks handles publishing for more than just Bethesda Game Studios (makers of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls VI: Skyrim), they might also announce something completely different. Dishonored 2: Darkness of Tyvia comes to mind.

1 February 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)
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Wiki news digest
Wiki news digests are summaries of The Vault's internal news.
If you think that something should be added to the next issue, please list it on the wiki news digest page.
Welcome to the Weekly News Digest!
Welcome wastelanders, to the third edition of the Wiki News Digest- a revival of the concept which was last used officially on The Vault back in 2011, and has been brought back in increments by our resident administrator Tagaziel in the more recent years. Been a bit of a slow week, with this WND being a bit late - but make sure to stay tuned-in for next week's WND, which will be covering some interesting concepts and introducing new themes.

Editor Recognition
Since the end of January, and here now in the month of February, we have had a few new users join our community. Make sure to socialize and send them encouragement:


Featured Article

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Vault_15: Out of all of the vault experiments that survived the falling fire, Vault 15 had a very special significance that can be witnessed in nearly every Fallout game. Sometimes there are simple homages, but two of the largest contributions that this vault made to the wastelands, are the creation of Shady Sands, and the creation of some of the most ruthless raiders and tribals to ever plague post-apocalyptia, which includes factions such as the Khans, the Vipers and the Jackals. Their legacy lives on even today, as seen with the founding of the imperialistic New California Republic, and the near extermination of each of the previously mentioned raiders and tribals. The Khans in particular have seen various rebirths, becoming the New Khans, and later, the Great Khans.

Where would the wastes be if Vault 15 was never created? The Followers of the Apocalypse, and even Caesar's Legion might not even have existed, and many factions such as the Brotherhood of Steel, the Enclave and the Master's army would have kept a lot more power in their destructive paths. Got an opinion of your own as to what Fallout would have been like without the existence of Vault 15? Share those opinions with us in the comments section!


Featured Gallery
The Brotherhood of Steel, over time, has seen to the creation of a very unique culture. Their insignia and symbols, as examples, are notable to all wastelanders, even as they have changed to suit different chapters.


Fallout news
DISCLAIMER: Before I begin this segment, I do need to make it unfortunately clear, that there is no official Fallout 4 news at the current moment. The only real "news" floating around these days over Fallout 4, are all hoaxes, and such "news" will not be covered by me or this WND. If any user here, has access to official news, backed up by official and verifiable sources, then please, let us know, and we will have a story written out fast enough to make your head spin. Thank you for understanding!

For those of you big into cosplaying, a wildly popular group of post-apocalyptic cosplayers known as the Wasteland Warriors have been growing larger and larger by the week. Based in Germany, their works doesn't just end at costumes, as they are also known to create their own functional wasteland vehicles. Make sure to check them out and show some support!

All RPGs, whether they be Icewind Dale, Skyrim or even Fallout, have had difficulties in securing the voice actors necessary to provide proper diversity and immersion. Fallout: New Vegas was no exception, with Joshua Sawyer giving an explanation as to why General Oliver did not have his own unique voice-actor.


For this week's ShoddyCast episode, a very special vault dweller is the talk of the wastelands - Gary. Experimented upon and cloned repeatably, Gary, should he still be alive, and his clone army have terrorized the wastes, and always find themselves in the most forgotten corners of Capital Wasteland. One moment you are walking through an abandoned pre-War bunker, and the next you are looking down on yet another clone corpse. A sight that has become so common, that you might begin to question your own sanity.

Got a fun story involving Gary and his eccentric family of clones? Make sure to share in the comments section with your fellow wastelanders!


Weekly trivia - Lore Knowledge
For last week's question, the question was: "Which variety of Nuka-Cola never made it out into the general public before the Great War happened?" While many different variations of Nuka-Cola saw very limited public exposure, with one variant being of questionable creation by a mad man, only one never saw the light of day, and that variant just so happens to be Nuka-Cola Clear!

For this week's poll question, I will be testing expanding upon the ShoddyCast video covered this week. Which Gary had his arm cut off for his Pip-Boy, where was he killed, and why was his death deemed necessary?

Answers go into the comments section, and results will be posted in next week's release! Not a big fan of the polls/trivia, and want to contribute your own? Please, shoot me a message, as I would love to hear them!


Weekly contest - extended
The faction contest: With the release of Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian showed us that factions have come a long way since Fallout 3, and that they still have quite some ways to go. In this weekly contest, I am looking for our users to choose any factions from any of the Fallout games, and rewrite that faction from the ground-up. Think of these questions when writing:

  1. What purpose does this faction achieve? Do they have an important role, or are they simply flavor material?
  2. Is this faction truly black or white, or can it achieve a morally gray position?
  3. Are the faction members relatable, and do they have realistic goals?
  4. What is the lore behind this faction? How were they formed, and how have they grown since then?

Depending on the number of competitors, this contest may end next Tuesday, or it might be extended. Images are optional, but will greatly help your chances, so long as they are original. Prizes will be revealed once a good number of competitors have confirmed their entry into the contest.


Wrapping up

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you all enjoyed your time reading! Next week (14th) I will be releasing a special Valentine's WND, with many many many new changes that I hope everyone will enjoy. Hope to see you all then. :)


20 January 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)
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Wiki news digest
Wiki news digests are summaries of The Vault's internal news.
If you think that something should be added to the next issue, please list it on the wiki news digest page.
Welcome to the Weekly News Digest!
Hello, hello!

Welcome wastelanders, to the second edition of the Wiki News Digest- a revival of the concept which was last used officially on The Vault back in 2011, and has been brought back in increments by our resident administrator Tagaziel in the more recent years. This week, I would like to introduce a few new segments - make sure to give me some feedback/critique!


Editor Recognition
So far, in the month of January, we have had quite a few new users join our community. For many of us, creating an account and trying to figure out the wiki and its community, puts us in a very precarious position, where the next 24-48 hours determines whether we become editors, or remain as simple readers. So make sure to socialize with these new editors, and make them feel welcome:


Featured Article

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United States of America: Even with Fallout placing a huge emphasis on its 1950s American Dream setting, not much information has really been given over what life was like before the Great War, whether societal or political. Because of this, our USA article was rather scattered, until recently, when our users Tagaziel, Kastera, and Ant got to work on fleshing the article out properly. This article is now a much more professional read, and is definitely worth any lore junkie's time to look over. Think an article of the USA might be a bit cut and dry? Do not let the vague name fool you: this article covers everything from pre-War combat situations, explains the downfall of America, and even goes into detail on how the Enclave formed their not-so-humble existence from the ashes of the old world.


Featured Gallery
A big fan of historical propaganda? Fallout has used many real-world inspirations in the creation of their propaganda, which can be seen in every game to-date. How do you feel about the propaganda used? Does it help nail in the setting with a realistic representation of the war and the factions involved, or does it all fall a bit flat in the immersion department?


Fallout news
DISCLAIMER: Before I begin this segment, I do need to make it unfortunately clear, that there is no official Fallout 4 news at the current moment. The only real "news" floating around these days over Fallout 4, are all hoaxes, and such "news" will not be covered by me or this WND. If any user here, has access to official news, backed up by official and verifiable sources, then please, let us know, and we will have a story written out fast enough to make your head spin. Thank you for understanding!

For those of you that invested in the pile of amazing known as Wasteland 2, make sure to check the Ranger Station, as there just might be a gift waiting for you! Fargo and his team were contacted by John Joseph Adams during the Holidays, who is a science fiction author, and is currently giving away part 1 of his book as a gift to everyone that owns the game. While I am not going to go into the intimate details of this book here, I will say that it uses Wasteland 1 as a direct inspiration, and is a post-apocalyptic story that Fargo and his team appear to hold in high-esteem. The book is called The End is Nigh, and is comprised of 350 pages of short-stories which should entertain even the most hardened of wastelanders. Got any other post-apo books that you think we would love? Why not share them in the comments section! I know, personally, that I am always looking to pick up a great read to help pass my nights.


For this week's ShoddyCast episode, I would like to take a moment to talk a bit about F.E.V. One of the more controversial aspects of Fallout, F.E.V. is a prevalent part of every game we have seen so far, and is one of the most important bits of lore that we currently have available to us. Since its creation, it has seen to the birth of the Brotherhood of Steel, the Master and his super mutant army, and was used as a tool to introduce Fallout's most prolific antagonist faction: the Enclave.

How do our readers feel about F.E.V.? At this point - has it become a predictable plot device, or is there still a lot of potential for future releases? What would you all like to see F.E.V. used for in the future?


Weekly poll - Culture Trivia
For last week's question, the question was: "Which Fallout creature plays an homage in the Elder Scrolls: Online?" While its appearance was altered quite a bit for TES:O, the answer to this question is the deathclaw! Thought you were safe by shoving your Fallout games into a dark corner? Maybe you should think again.

For this week's poll question, I will be testing your Nuka-Cola knowledge (don't cheat ;) ):

Which variety of Nuka-Cola never made it out into the general public before the Great War happened?

  • Fusion Cola
  • Nuka-Cola Quantum
  • Yellow Nuka-Cola
  • Nuka-Cola Clear
  • Cherry Nuka-Cola
  • Nuka-Cola Quartz
  • Nuka-Cola Victory

Votes go into the comments section, and results will be posted in next week's release! Not a big fan of the polls, and want to contribute your own? Please, shoot me a message, as I would love to hear them!


Weekly contest - extended
The faction contest: With the release of Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian showed us that factions have come a long way since Fallout 3, and that they still have quite some ways to go. In this weekly contest, I am looking for our users to choose any factions from any of the Fallout games, and rewrite that faction from the ground-up. Think of these questions when writing:

  1. What purpose does this faction achieve? Do they have an important role, or are they simply flavor material?
  2. Is this faction truly black or white, or can it achieve a morally gray position?
  3. Are the faction members relatable, and do they have realistic goals?
  4. What is the lore behind this faction? How were they formed, and how have they grown since then?

Depending on the number of competitors, this contest may end next Tuesday, or it might be extended. Images are optional, but will greatly help your chances, so long as they are original. Prizes will be revealed once a good number of competitors have confirmed their entry into the contest.


Wrapping up

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you all enjoyed your time reading! As this is the second WND, I threw in a few new segments to see how the community feels about them - so please, if you have feedback, let me know in the comments section, or on my talk-page, and I will take that feedback into account as I modify future releases. Hope to see you all next week.


13 January 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)
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Wiki news digest
Wiki news digests are summaries of The Vault's internal news.
If you think that something should be added to the next issue, please list it on the wiki news digest page.
Welcome to the Weekly News Digest!
Hello, hello!

Welcome wastelanders, to my first ever wiki news digest - a revival of the concept which was last used officially on The Vault back in 2011, and has been brought back in increments by our resident administrator Tagaziel in the more recent years. The WND will now be returning on a weekly basis, and I hope to do you all proud! Now, onto the news for this week:


Editor Recognition
It is a harsh reality, but it appears that Fallout 4 will not be gracing our free-time or this wiki for quite some time. Work on Fallout: New Vegas essentially stopped back in 2012, and yet now, in 2015, we still have dedicated veterans and new editors alike, expressing their love for the Fallout universe by contributing to this wiki, and continuing to keep it one of the best Fallout resources a hardcore survivalist could ask for. It is because of these editors, that The Vault is still alive today, and I would like to take this chance to show a bit of recognition. In this first WND, I want to focus a bit on a few of our veteran users that have really stuck around like glue. With future releases, I am hoping to use this space to throw the spotlight on all of our new & upcoming editors, who we appreciate more than they probably know.

Ant2242 - A relatively new editor on the scene, Ant became a power-house when The Vault moved to Curse, with his constant vigilance against spam, and his non-stop source of edits that make the wiki seem alive all from one editor.

Tagaziel - A die-hard editor for the Fallout universe, Tagaziel has survived through the worst, and has given those damn radroaches a run for their money out in the cold, radioactive wastes. His specialty lies with rewrites and lore, which have all improved the quality of this wiki drastically. Huge fan of the Enclave or Brotherhood of Steel articles, for instance? Then you just might have Tag to thank for the quality seen.

Veryblackraven - One of our more silent editors, VBR is still, undoubtedly, one of our most decorated editors. His maintenance edits, and his huge re-writes for many of our armour and weapon articles, have always been a boon to this wiki.



Changes around the wiki
As many of you have already noticed, The Vault has had a drastic face-lift in regards to aesthetics. The new background seen is a herald for additional changes in the near-future, which I will be reporting on as they are revealed to us. As of now, the changes officially declared that are in the works, will be an integration of our buttons and other small aesthetics with the new theme and colour-scheme.

It was revealed to me, today, that I have become the newest administrator here at The Vault. This was a bit of a surprise to me - for now, I will be dedicated to using the new tools for blog-related purposes. In the future, as I steadily return to activity and contribute more than just community content, I will likely be holding a separate campaign, in order to secure the trust needed to use my tools for editing and user purposes. In the mean-time, I hope to make this wiki proud, and I will do my best to represent the community properly and professionally.


Fallout news
DISCLAIMER: Before I begin this segment, I do need to make it unfortunately clear, that there is no official Fallout 4 news at the current moment. The only real "news" floating around these days over Fallout 4, are all hoaxes, and such "news" will not be covered by me or this WND. If any user here, has access to official news, backed up by official and verifiable sources, then please, let us know, and we will have a story written out fast enough to make your head spin. Thank you for understanding!


Our own Tagaziel, a long-time lore consultant for the ShoddyCast crew, has recently been inducted into their ranks, as a full-time writer! Make sure to show your support by checking out the ShoddyCast's videos! Expect further news on this development as more videos are released.

For those of you Fallout fanatics that have been living under a rock since the ages of Fallout 1 & Fallout 2, a title later known as Van Buren, was to be the original third Fallout, before being cancelled in its prime development. Now, it exists as a bug-filled demo, and its memory has been lost to the radioactive winds. However, news has mystically began circulating again over this relic of the lost ages, as Brian Fargo, recent indie developer for the game Wasteland 2, the spiritual sequel for the original Wasteland, has confirmed that he has registered Van Buren's trademark. While this WND is not going to speculate on what this might mean, I will say that it is nice to see some of us fossils still keeping the memory of what could have been, alive and in our hearts. For more information on this story, please read the short interview that IGN has hosted.


Weekly poll - Culture Trivia
Which Fallout creature plays an homage in the Elder Scrolls: Online?

  • Mirelurk
  • Deathclaw
  • Molerat
  • Bloatfly
  • Wanamingo
  • Floater
  • Super Mutant Behemoth

Votes go into the comments section, and results will be posted in next week's release! Not a big fan of the polls, and want to contribute your own? Please, shoot me a message, as I would love to hear them!


Weekly contest
The faction contest: With the release of Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian showed us that factions have come a long way since Fallout 3, and that they still have quite some ways to go. In this weekly contest, I am looking for our users to choose any factions from any of the Fallout games, and rewrite that faction from the ground-up. Think of these questions when writing:

  1. What purpose does this faction achieve? Do they have an important role, or are they simply flavour material?
  2. Is this faction truly black or white, or can it achieve a morally gray position?
  3. Are the faction members relatable, and do they have realistic goals?
  4. What is the lore behind this faction? How were they formed, and how have they grown since then?

Depending on the number of competitors, this contest may end next Tuesday, or it might be extended. Images are optional, but will greatly help your chances, so long as they are original. Prizes will be revealed once a good number of competitors have confirmed their entry into the contest.


Wrapping up

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you all enjoyed your time reading! As my first WND, this blog is entirely experimental - so please, if you have feedback, let me know in the comments section, or on my talk-page, and I will take that feedback into account as I modify future releases. Hope to see you all next week.