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What follows is the most complete Fallout timeline ever compiled.

Note that the Fallout world is not our own, but rather diverged from ours soon after World War II. So, while it takes place in the future, it is not our future, but the future as imagined in traditional 1950s science fiction. Also, the timeline is only for the chronological sequence of the Fallout world events; birthdates should be placed on the birthdates page.

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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Much of the following text comes from the timeline in Fallout Bible 0, written by Chris Avellone, which in turn comes from the original Fallout timeline created by Brian Freyermuth and Scott Campbell. Some post-Fallout information was laid out by Rob Hertenstein, and some dates were added by Chris Avellone himself. Additionally, this timeline includes all dates seen or mentioned in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, in all Fallout official game guide, in the Fallout Bible as well as Van Buren design documents.

7500 BCE[edit | edit source]

  • Four thousand years before the earliest human civilizations emerge in Mesopotamia, Ubar thrives in the region known to humans as the Rub' al Khali.[1]

1066[edit | edit source]

1215[edit | edit source]

  • The Magna Carta was signed by King John of England and English barons, greatly limiting his authority as king and placing more power into the hands of the feudal government.

1600s[edit | edit source]

1612[edit | edit source]

1634[edit | edit source]

1660[edit | edit source]

1680[edit | edit source]

1697[edit | edit source]

1711[edit | edit source]

1713[edit | edit source]

1714[edit | edit source]

1723[edit | edit source]

1742[edit | edit source]

1770[edit | edit source]

1775[edit | edit source]

1776[edit | edit source]

1783[edit | edit source]

1787[edit | edit source]

  • September 17: The Constitution of the United States was signed by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in eleven states. It went into effect on March 4, 1789.

1791[edit | edit source]

  • December 15: The United States Bill of Rights amended the United States Constitution with ten rights that all American citizens are guaranteed by their government.

1798[edit | edit source]

1823[edit | edit source]

  • December 2: President James Monroe proposed the Monroe Doctrine, a policy of the United States which stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention.[16]

1845[edit | edit source]

1850[edit | edit source]

1853[edit | edit source]

1861[edit | edit source]

1862[edit | edit source]

1863[edit | edit source]

1865[edit | edit source]

1867[edit | edit source]

1879[edit | edit source]

1894[edit | edit source]

1895[edit | edit source]

  • The Schoelt company is established.

1898[edit | edit source]

1903[edit | edit source]

1914[edit | edit source]

1918[edit | edit source]

1925[edit | edit source]

1931[edit | edit source]

1934[edit | edit source]

1935[edit | edit source]

1936[edit | edit source]

1938[edit | edit source]

1941[edit | edit source]

  • December 7: Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Empire of Japan.[29]
  • December 11: The United States of America declared war on Nazi Germany.[38][39]

1942[edit | edit source]

  • Sierra Army Depot is erected. Its mission is to store and maintain a defensive supply of military ordnance. This mission continues until 1991.[40]

1943[edit | edit source]

  • The Los Alamos Nuclear Research and Development facility, codename: the Reservation, completes construction. Los Alamos becomes part of the research team for the Manhattan Project.[41]

1945[edit | edit source]

1948[edit | edit source]

1949[edit | edit source]

1950s: Estimated point of Divergence[edit | edit source]

1960[edit | edit source]

1961[edit | edit source]

  • May 5: Captain Carl Bell of the United States Space Agency became the first human in space. This claim is disputed by both the Soviet Union and China. Captain Bell's flight in Space Capsule Defiance 7 lasted twelve minutes and seven seconds, and made a full revolution around the Earth.[46] Bell died when the capsule crashed on its return to Earth.[47]

1969[edit | edit source]

  • The United States created thirteen commonwealths, creating another, intermediate layer of governance between the state and the federal government. The national flag was amended to reflect this and depicts fourteen stars - thirteen in a circle to represent the commonwealths and one in the middle to represent the federal government and the nation as a whole.[48][15]
  • July 16: The Virgo II Lunar Lander Valiant 11 with U.S.S.A. astronauts Captain Richard Wade, Captain Mark Garris, and Captain Michael Hagen lands on the Moon. The astronauts become the first humans to walk on a celestial body other than Earth.[49]
  • November 14: Virgo III Lander Valiant 12 lands on the Moon.[50]

1992[edit | edit source]

  • The mission of Sierra Army Depot is changed. It is now responsible for the demilitarization of stores of surplus ammunition that have been deemed unfit or obsolete for military purposes. This mission is to be overseen by the Industrial Operations Command in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency, providing a greener, cleaner way to dispose of military ordnance. The mission continued until 2050.[40]

2002[edit | edit source]

2009[edit | edit source]

2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Delta IX rocket is commissioned by the U.S.S.A. The Delta IX rocket is the last of the manned rockets to the Moon.[53]

2021[edit | edit source]

2026[edit | edit source]

  • The original Vim! Pop factory burned down, prompting the rebuilding of the factory and eventually its recreation as a souvenir shop.[55]

2031[edit | edit source]

2034[edit | edit source]

  • The last manned mission to the Moon occurs.[53]
  • The Delta IX rocket is converted for U.S. military purposes. Crew and instrument sections are replaced with a nuclear warhead.[53]

2037[edit | edit source]

2039[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Prometheus Coal, a division of Poseidon Energy, opens a coal mine in central Utah. As a result a small village is settled nearby called Eagle Rock.[57]
  • An early bug in Mister Handy robots that caused interference in the operation of the multiple arms is fixed with a hardware update, with no major problems since then.[56]

2040[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png The Tibbets Prison is commandeered by the United States government in association with Vault-Tec and Poseidon Oil to tie into their Project Safehouse. On April 5, 2040, the Secretary of the Army makes the decision to build a new Disciplinary Barracks, with a capacity for 456 inmates. A cost ceiling of $363 million in allocated construction dollars is set. The target budget year for funding this project is fiscal year 2041. Construction begins in fall of 2042, with completion projected for fall of the year 2045.[58]

2041[edit | edit source]

2042[edit | edit source]

  • June 25: Robert House founds RobCo Industries.[59]
  • John-Caleb Bradberton, an amateur chemist, began developing a soft drink that would provide energy, focuus and 120% the daily recommended value of sugar.[60]
  • A major earthquake takes place in Mexico City. The Mister Handy general construction robot becomes the leader in sales in Mexico.[56]
  • Egret Tours is founded.[61]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png July: discussions with Vault-Tec to determine space and functional requirements for the new Tibbets facility.[58]

2043[edit | edit source]

2044[edit | edit source]

2047[edit | edit source]

2050[edit | edit source]

  • May 1: Nuka-World is opened to the public with Nuka-Town USA and Kiddie Kingdom being the only parks. The theme park attracted more than 40,000 visitors at its grand opening.[67]
  • The mission of Sierra Army Depot is changed again. It is refurbished with the latest in technology and is from now on used as a secret research installation for developing and testing robotic, biological and conventional weapons until 2076.[40]

2051[edit | edit source]

  • Seeking to protect business interests and their oil supply, the United States begins to exert increasing pressure on Mexico, citing the political instability and pollution stemming from Mexico as a threat to the United States. Various economic sanctions serve to destabilize Mexico, and the United States military enters Mexico to keep the oil refineries running and making sure oil and fuel continue to make their way north across the border at Mexico's expense.[68]
  • The N99 10mm pistol becomes standard issue military sidearm following the phase out of the N80.[69]
  • The Weston water treatment plant was built as part of a decade-long plan to modernize Boston's aging sanitation systems.[70]

2052[edit | edit source]

  • A television documentary revealing the withered husk of the Texas oil fields brings the oil shortage into American households and reveals how deep the energy crisis runs.[71]
  • The last manned space flight to the moon to be performed by the USSA takes place. On that flight, the astronauts recover the flag planted on the surface by the Valiant 12 team.[50]
  • The widely known Nuka-Cola’s Dazzling Blue bottle color was adopted as standard after market research programs indicated that the blue color was the favorite in 86 people out of a hundred polled.[72]
  • The date is based on Fallout Tactics and is not confirmed by canon sources.Gametitle-FOT.png March 5th: The United States closes its borders.[29]
  • April: Resource Wars begin. Smaller nations go bankrupt as the European Commonwealth declares war on the Middle East in response to rising oil prices.[73]
  • May: The ailing United Nations begins to collapse. In a series of heated debates, many nations withdraw from the organization as the U.N. tries to keep the peace.[74][75]
  • July: The Linden Street slayings of the Pint-Sized Slasher take place.[76][77]
  • July 26: The United Nations is officially disbanded.[78][77]

2053[edit | edit source]

  • The socially transmitted New Plague arises, killing tens of thousands. The United States closes its borders and the first-ever national quarantine is declared. The source of the plague is unknown, but rumors persist that it is a genetically engineered weapon.[79][80][29]
  • ZAX 1.0 goes online, developed by Vault-Tec Industries. Initially a prototype of some of the systems designed to govern the vaults, it is given to the government to help the Department of Energy collect resource data. Within a year, it is taken by the military for plague and tactical research; one version, ZAX 1.2, would later be constructed for West Tek.[81][82][83]
  • US Robotics Disposal is founded.[84]
  • December: Like an exclamation mark on the end of a very bad year, a terrorist nuclear weapon destroys Tel Aviv.[85]

2054[edit | edit source]

  • REPCONN Aerospace is founded following the first launch of the Delta IX rocket.[86]
  • January: Limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raises fears throughout the world.[87]
  • In light of the European-Middle Eastern War and the plague scare, the United States officially sets Project Safehouse in motion. The project, financed by junk bonds, is designed to create shelters, called Vaults, for the populace in the event of a nuclear war or deadly plague. Construction begins late in 2054 and proceeds rapidly due to advances in construction technology.[88]

2055[edit | edit source]

  • West Tek Research Facility is established to continue work on a cure for the New Plague. Their viral research and close ties to the federal government eventually lead to them being chosen for the Pan-Immunity Virion Project twenty years later as well as power infantry armor and laser research.[81][89]
  • ZAX 1.2 is brought in to regulate conditions in West Tek. It is not part of the Vault-Tec preservation software, so it does not have any orders to protect humanity after the bombs fall. In the meantime, it calmly calculates data and plays chess with the scientists. Many scientists claim that ZAX is a "big ol' cheater" and draws the game out too much for a computer of his considerable abilities.[90]

2056[edit | edit source]

2057[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png February: United States government removes the Grand Canyon's protected status as a national park.[92]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png May: Uranium mining begins in the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is closed indefinitely.[92]
  • March 15–June 15–July 15: Due to some shipping error, the Zion Canyon general store had yet to receive its supply of De-Luxe Mountain Man All-In-One Survival Kits, which it ordered three weeks prior. One month later the shipping company—instead delivering the survival gear—delivered crates of Dinky the Dinosaur(TM) Officially-Licensed Dino-Action Dolls. This blunder was a major loss for the store, causing it to have to sell these toys to regain its lost capital.[93] These toys can still be found in the store in 2281.

2058[edit | edit source]

2059[edit | edit source]

  • The Anchorage Front Line is established, as the United States increases its military presence in Alaska to protect its oil interests. The Anchorage Front Line causes tensions in the United States and Canada, as the United States attempts to pressure Canada into allowing American military units to guard the Alaskan pipeline.[95]
  • The first artificial Intelligence is born. Limited by memory constraints, its expansion is rapidly halted. The discovery paves the way for future A.I. research in laboratories throughout the United States.[96]

2060[edit | edit source]

  • Traffic on the streets of the world stops moving. Fuel becomes too precious to waste on automobiles, so alternatives are explored - electric and fission-powered cars begin to be manufactured, but factories can only make limited amounts while conserving fuel. Pressure on fusion research increases.[97]
  • The European-Middle Eastern War abruptly stops as the oil wells in the Middle East no longer produce oil. With the fields exhausted, neither side has a reason to continue hostilities. Both the Commonwealth and the Middle Eastern states are almost completely ruined by eight years of war.[98]
  • The European Commonwealth falls apart, reduced to hostile nation states, fighting over the remaining resources. The European Civil War begins.[99]

2061[edit | edit source]

2062[edit | edit source]

2063[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Dr. Willem Clark, a top nuclear physicist in his day, is put in charge of all scientific endeavors at the Reservation. Colonel Green, a career soldier in the U.S. army, is put in charge of security.[41]
  • August: The construction of most Vaults completed, except for Vault 13, whose construction finally gets off the ground heralding a development cycle that seems plagued with problems. Drills begin in the other cities with completed Vaults, but the increasing frequency of the drills has a "cry wolf" effect, and the turnouts for drills trickle off as the years go on.[105][106]

2064[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png A photograph of Dr. Clark, Dr. Sebastian, and the Maniac AI surfaces during the lull between the remobilization of Los Alamos and the arrival of its new mission orders.[41]
  • March: Construction of Vault 106 begins.[100]

2065[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png The Reservation is given orders to research and produce nuclear missiles that can be fired from an orbiting space platform.[41]
  • February: Construction of Vault 76 begins.[100]
  • April 14: M.A.R.Go.T. enters service.[107]
  • June: Due to enormous demands for electricity from a 17+ million population, a nuclear reactor in New York City goes supercritical, almost causing a meltdown. The near meltdown brings into effect power rationing, and the term "Hot Summer" is used to refer to this incident.[108]
  • August: Increasing need for mobility in the United States mechanized cavalry leads the military to focus the efforts on creating a man-based tank - essentially, a two-legged walking armored unit: power armor.[109] Research grows until 2067 and several prototypes are developed, many of which prove to be unworkable in the field. These prototypes pave the way for future advances in military, construction, and fusion technology.[110]

2066[edit | edit source]

  • The U.S. Army conducts a test of a next generation nuclear weapon, dubbed the Super Bomb by the media.[111]
  • The U.S. Navy missile cruiser USS Ebon Atoll is accidentally sunk by the U.S. Navy Submarine USS. Interference during the Anchorage Campaign. The Interference mistook the Ebon Atoll for an enemy vessel and shot it with a nuclear torpedo killing all on board. It is one of the worst U.S. Navy disasters since World War II.[112]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Resource rationing in Denver results in Food Riots, after the midwestern parts of the United States and Mexico cannot supply enough food for the population. National Guard units are called in to deal with the situation.[113]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Poseidon Energy shuts down the Eagle Rock mining complex due to the danger and expense. The installation is sold to the government.[57]
  • May: Construction of Vault 87 begins.[100]
  • Spring: As the oil resources dry up across the globe, China's fossil fuel dependency causes an energy crisis in the nation. China, bordering on collapse, becomes more aggressive in its trade talks with the United States. Unwilling to export oil to China, talks between the United States and China break down.[114]
  • June 24: Negotiations between the U.S. and other world powers come to a dramatic end, with the president walking out of oil talks with the other world powers. After a much heated debate, the president stormed out of the meeting and declared that the last known supply of petroleum will be used exclusively by the U.S. and the U.S. will not sell or trade any oil to outside parties.[115]
  • Summer: Adding further insult to the Sino-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the power armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general U.S. infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power.[116][117]
  • December: In the winter of 2066, China invades Alaska. The Anchorage Front Line becomes a true battleground.[118][119][120] The United States Congress unanimously passes and the then-President of the United States signs the U.S. Declaration of War on China, officially marking the beginning of the Sino-American War.
  • December: As a sign of increasing tension between the two countries, Canada proves reluctant to allow American troops on Canadian soil or allow American planes to fly over Canadian airspace. American and Canadian tensions rise, but Canada eventually backs down, and U.S. troops pass through Canada. This sets the stage for the Canadian annexation in 2076.[118][121]

2067[edit | edit source]

  • The first suit of T-45 power armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this power armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordnance becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States.[122]
  • The Safari Adventure park of Nuka-World opens.[67]
  • A Nuka-Cola machine can be found on almost every street in America.[64]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Senator Todd Peterson decides to build a secret bunker to house himself and his family should war break out. Senator Peterson is a wealthy man in his own right, but lacks the funds necessary for such a project. Through secret dealings with Poseidon Oil and a covert branch of the government known as the Enclave, the final funding for the project is attained. A construction site is chosen in southern Colorado and work begins.[123]

2068[edit | edit source]

2069[edit | edit source]

  • Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the U.S. draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point. Many Americans refer to Canada as Little America, and Canadian protests are unheard.[124]
  • February 11: By order of the U.S. government, all Patriot's Cookbook magazines are banned and incinerated. However, many magazines still remained in circulation.[125]
  • March: Vault 13 is finally completed - it is the last of the Vaults on the West Coast,[126] and drills begin. Due to its late completion, the "cry wolf" effect that hurt the other Vaults is not as pronounced.[105][127]
  • October: Construction of Vault 76 ends.[100]
  • December: Construction of Vault 106 and Vault 108 ends. Vault 108 was in construction for 8 years due to work stoppage.[100]

2070[edit | edit source]

  • The first of the Chryslus Motors fusion-driven cars are developed. Reassuringly big and American, the limited models carry a hefty price tag but are sold out within days. Many Chryslus plants have long since been converted into making military ordnance.[128]

2071[edit | edit source]

2072[edit | edit source]

2073[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png August: The Ballistic Orbital Missile Base, or B.O.M.B.-001, is completed and partially functional (for security and maintenance bots) using a temporary onboard generator. The only thing the base needs are the manually input final launch instructions and codes, and the main power reactor.[135][136]
  • September 15: As China becomes increasingly aggressive with their use of biological weapons, the United States government felt that a countermeasure was needed. The Pan-Immunity Virion Project is officially formed and plans are made to begin experiments at the West Tek Research Facility in Southern California.[137][138]

2074[edit | edit source]

  • Despite claiming that it fights a purely defensive war, United States units are deployed to China. Long supply lines and difficult conditions on the mainland lead to the units becoming bogged down in fighting. American infantry, mechanized divisions, and power armor units suffer from strained resource and supply lines.[139]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png The government turns the lower levels of Eagle Rock into a radioactive waste dump. Future founders of the Enclave help Poseidon Energy secure a contract for the operation, leading to the development of Agricola robots and the installation of a bunker on site.[57]
  • June: Construction of Vault 112 ends.[100]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png July: Bloomfield Space Center is completed. It is tasked with building Hermes XIII and Hermes XIV, rockets meant to service B.O.M.B.-001 and -002 respectively. Originally meant for Mars missions, the rockets are instead to be used for installing the final elements of the orbital base (reactors), entering final launch instructions, and performing a final check of the station.[135][136]

2075[edit | edit source]

2076[edit | edit source]

  • RobcOS v.85 is copyrighted.[151]
  • REPCONN Aerospace is bought out by RobCo Industries.[86]
  • January 3: A military team under the command of Colonel Spindel is sent to the West Tek research facility to monitor the experiments in the interest of national security, due to fears of international espionage.[51] Captain Roger Maxson (the grandfather of John Maxson, the High Elder of the Brotherhood of Steel in 2161) is among the team personnel.[152]
  • January 12: Splicing in several new gene sequences into their test virus, dogs are injected with batch 11-101a at West Tek. Although increased strength was noted, increased intelligence was not.[153] Using batch 11-011, experiments are conducted on raccoons. The same results are noted, but the attempted escape of several infected raccoons causes Major Barnett to terminate the escape... and the test subjects. Two pairs of raccoons, however, are unaccounted for.[154]
  • January: The United States annexation of Canada is complete. Canadian protesters and rioters are shot on sight, and the Alaskan Pipeline swarms with American military units. Pictures of atrocities make their way to the United States, causing further unrest and protests.[118][156]
  • February: The M42 "Fat Man" Launcher begins development at Fort Strong.[157]
  • April 15: Once all secondary tests and studies are done on the test subjects, all dogs from the batch 11-101a Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) tests at West Tek are terminated... from a safe distance.[143][158][159]
  • May 24: Protectrons that were missing all their limbs were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[160]Terminal, Employee Notes</ref>
  • June: Power armor T-51b series development is completed, resulting in the first mass-produced T-51 power armor. The first power armor units are sent to China, where they perform flawlessly against Chinese forces. Enemy tanks and infantry are no match for the power armor and sometimes they even surrender to the advancing forces when they realize what they are against. As a result, the Chinese war effort begins to collapse, its resources and supply lines strained to the breaking point.[161][162]
  • June 10: Eyebots that were missing their vision sensors were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[160]
  • July: Flotation Homes and Seaweed is published by Vault-Tec Industries.[105]
  • August: Food and energy riots begin in major cities throughout the United States. Military units begin to be deployed in cities within the United States to contain rioters, and many temporary prisons are constructed. A state of emergency is declared, and martial law soon follows.[163]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png August: Hermes XIII and XIV are completed, loaded with cargo and placed on the Bloomfield launch platform, awaiting the final funding, and the okay to launch.[135][136]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png October: Production of B.O.M.B. nuclear missiles is put on hold due to budget cuts. The Reservation is put on reserve.[136]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png October: Due to the seriousness of world events and the threat of nuclear war, Hermes' launch is postponed while funds are routed to vault technology. Launch is rescheduled for 2077.[135][136]
  • October 2: John Miller – proprietor of Big John's Salvage – was finished sealing the cracks and clamping the pipes in the shelter he was building on his property.[164]
  • October 4: At West Tek, fifteen chimpanzees are infected with batch 11-111. The most successful test to date, growth and immunities in the chimpanzees surpass all other subjects to date. The military practically drools over the results. Plans are made in secret to begin testing in small quarantine towns in North America, and the Mariposa Military Base construction is sped up in anticipation of moving the West Tek project to a location under military supervision.[165]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png November: Enclave personnel seize control of Bloomfield Space Center and begin researching and developing a way to convert Hermes XIII and 14 into a personnel transports to transport important individuals off-planet.[135][136]
  • September 5: John Miller – proprietor of Big John's Salvage – was finished installing the ventilation in his shelter, however he was continuing to have issues with the generator. It kept shutting off for no obvious reason, and whenever the generator shut off the ventilation fans would stop and effectively vacuum seal the shelter.[166]
  • November 16: Twelve Protectrons that were missing all their limbs were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[167]
  • November 28th: John Miller – proprietor of Big John's Salvage – believed that he fixed the generator/ventilation issues, and all the supplies are stocked and ready.[168]
  • December: Fifteenth edition of Coping With Mr. Virus! is published by Vault-Tec.[169]

2077[edit | edit source]

  • Gas prices sky rocket Fallout TacticsGametitle-FOT.png with the regular gas price being $7450.99 per gallon and $8500.99 per gallon for premium.[170]
  • The U.S. Army commissions General Atomics International to manufacture the Mister Gutsy line of combat robots. The Mister Gutsy line is completed just before the Great War and are released for use.[171]
  • Robert House puts himself in stasis.[172]
  • A Chinese sabotage attempt takes place at Hoover Dam.[173][174][175]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png New Plague hits Denver. Rioters burned down large parts of the city in their fear of contamination and anger at their treatment. Many panicked and fled the city by car, clogging the freeways when they ran out of gas and trapping everyone behind them.[113]
  • January 7: Major Barnett orders transfer of all Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) research to the newly-constructed Mariposa Military Base, despite objections by the research team.[143][176]
  • January 10: Alaska is reclaimed, and the Anchorage Front Line is again held by the Americans.[177][178][179]
  • January 22: The first domestic use of power armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed. Several soldiers defect from the military both in Canada and the United States. They are captured, and are sent to military prisons.[180][181][179]
  • February: F.E.V. Research is leaked to the world through an unknown source. Protests in many major cities and governments around the world, as well as accusations that the U.S. was responsible for the New Plague. F.E.V. is seen as the threat, and serves only to fuel tensions. The governments of the world fear what the U.S. is up to. Speculating anything from trying to make a breed of super soldier, to trying to make Hitler's master race, they begin to panic.[182]
  • February 16: The testing of the Archimedes I weapons system was successful. However, despite precautions being taken, several minor systems were overloaded.[183] Furthermore, both the Black Mountain communications array and the Hidden Valley military bunkers experienced system frying power fluctuations at the time of the testing.[184] However the Archimedes II testing was pending the long-range communication/targeting system on the Euclid's C-Finder.[185]
  • February 22: The Army takes control of the HELIOS One installation in Nevada from Poseidon holdings. Full use of the laser artillery enters the American arsenal.[186]
  • March: Prepared for a nuclear or biological attack from China, the President and the Enclave retreat to the Poseidon oil rig and make contingency plans for continuing the war.[187]
  • March: Vault Dweller's Survival Guide is published by Vault-Tec.[105]
  • March 14: Twenty seven defective Mister Handys are delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[167]
  • April 2: John-Caleb Bradberton undergoes the LEAP-X program procedure, preserving his head in a jar beneath his office at Nuka-World.[188]
  • May 24: Nine protectrons that were missing all their limbs were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[167]
  • June 8: Fourteen Eyebots missing their vision sensors were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[167]
  • June 15: Eight Robobrains whose mental acuity was well blow standard were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[167]
  • June 22: Several decommissioned sentry bots were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[160]
  • July: Between July 10 and October 23: Sierra Army Depot is evacuated.[189]
  • July 22: Four decommissioned Sentry bots were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[167]
  • August: Sometime prior to August 15, General Constantine Chase, the hero of the Anchorage Reclamation, begins testing a virtual reality simulation of the Reclamation at the V.S.S. Facility in Washington, D.C.
  • September: The M42 "Fat Man" Launcher is perfected and shipped out out Fort Strong to "the supply yard in Mississippi."[190]
  • September 6: Technicians at the V.S.S. Facility notice General Chase is making radical, unrealistic changes to the Anchorage simulation. They believe Chase is becoming obsessed with the simulation and is gradually going insane, but refrain from confronting him out of fear that they will lose their jobs to military contractors.
  • September 9: Fifteen Protectrons that were missing all their limbs were delivered to Robotics Disposal Site East 09B.[167]
  • September 13: Employees of Robotics Disposal Site East 09B discovered their colleagues at other facilities also received shipments of Protectrons missing their limbs.[160]
  • On September 29: Martin Reid begins uncovering that not all was right with his employers, spotting several odd shipments to the vaults under their regional purview; the first of these was fifteen cases of psycho and jet to Vault 95.[191]
  • October 2: The manager of the regional Vault-Tec headquarters, Frank Davidson, brushes off his coworkers concerns.[192]
  • October 7: Walter Scott opens a shipment marked "Vault 111 - DO NOT OPEN." To his and his colleague Martin Reid's perplexion, it was hundreds of gallons of liquid nitrogen, something that the vault wouldn't normally need, and more evidence that Mr. Reid's theory was correct.[193]
  • October 10: Captain Roger Maxson and his men discover that the scientists at Mariposa have been using "military volunteers" (military prisoners who didn't have their brains scooped for use in robobrains) as test subjects in their experiments. Morale in the base breaks down, and in light of the mental breakdown of Colonel Robert Spindel stationed at the base, Maxson's men turn to him for leadership.[194][195]
  • October 13: After an interrogation, Maxson executes Robert Anderson, the chief scientist at Mariposa.[194]
  • October 13: Sharon accidentally spills coffee on her boss, Frank Davidson's new shirt, prompting his desire to stab her in the throat with his pen.[196]
  • October 15: Colonel Spindel commits suicide.[194]
  • October 15: Robotics Disposal Site East 09B receives a mysterious delivery by even more mysterious men in black.[197][160]
  • October 15: Walter Scott warns Martin Reid about getting Frank Davidson's violent temper.[198]
  • October 18: Scientist executions at the Mariposa come to an end.[194]
  • October 19: Frank Davidson murders Sharon[199] and expresses that he has the same desire to "discipline" Martin Reid for continually bringing up his vault theory.[200]
  • October 20: Captain Roger Maxson, now in control of Mariposa, declares himself to be in full desertion from the army (via radio)... and receives no reply.[194][201]
  • October 20: Employees of Robotics Disposal Site East 09B discus the prospect of loosing their careers if they look into their last recorded delivery.[160]
  • October 21: Maxson orders all families stationed outside the base moved inside the Mariposa facility.[194]
  • October 22: The Platinum Chip is processed. It is due to be delivered via courier to Mr. House the next day.
  • October 22: Martin Reid, completely disgusted with his boss Frank Davidson and his company Vault-Tec Corporation turned in his two week notice.[202]
  • October 23: L.O.B. Enterprises is raided by federal agents.[203]
  • October 23: Skylanes Air flights Skylanes flight 1665 and Skylanes flight 1981 take of from Washington, D.C. and Chicago to Boston; they would both crash en route due to the effects of the nuclear detonations.[204][205]
  • October 23: Fallout 4 prologue begins.
  • October 23: The Great War begins, and ends. Lasting only a scant 2 hours, most of Earth is reduced to cinders in that time.[206]
    • A pre-Halloween costume show, called Freddy Fear's House of Scares was scheduled later that day in Washington, D.C.
    • Nuka-Cola Quantum is released to the public, trucks leave the factory to make deliveries.
    • 82 students from the Early Dawn Elementary school go on a field trip to Lamplight Caverns with a couple of teachers and a few parent chaperons.[207]
    • In the early morning (U.S. Eastern Standard time) the war begins, triggered by an unknown party. The United States and China deploy their nuclear arsenals. Other countries, seeing the missiles on their way, launch their planes and fire their warheads as well. Air raid sirens sound, but very few people heed the warning. The vaults are sealed. Two hours of nuclear bombardment later, the War ends, along with much of humanity.[194]
    • Randall Clark witnesses the destruction of Salt Lake City and, by extension, the death of his family. The city is hit by thirteen nuclear warheads, resulting in total destruction.[208]
    • Mr. House saves Las Vegas and most of the surrounding area from complete destruction with his defenses at the Lucky 38, stopping 68 of the 77 ICMBs launched at Las Vegas (59 through forced deactivation and 9 destroyed with laser cannons mounted on top of the Lucky 38). The resulting "light show" can be seen as far as Mexico City.[209] Nine of the warheads evade destruction, a fault of Mr. House being forced to use an inferior operating system without the Platinum Chip, but only damaging minor parts of the Mojave Desert, with the most damaging detonation being near Nellis Air Force Base.[210]
    • The Sierra Madre gala event begins, but is cut short by the war. The casino hermetically seals itself and the holographic security murders many of the guests. The few scattered survivors eventually commit suicide in the following hours and days. Vera Keyes dies from an overdose of her pain medication, while Frederick Sinclair dies in his attempt to disarm his traps. The only known survivor is Dean Domino.
    • Vault 12 fails to close properly. Once it becomes known that the other vaults have sealed, people within Bakersfield attempt to force their way into Vault 12 to protect themselves and their families.[211][212]
    • The West Tek Research Facility is hit by warheads, breaking open the F.E.V. tanks on levels four and five and releasing it into the atmosphere. Mutated by radiation, it loses its mutagenic abilities, but it later complicates things for the Master.[213]
    • The Mariposa Military Base survives; the soldiers within protected from the radiation and FEV flooding the wasteland.[194][214]
    • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Surviving scientists and soldiers based in Los Alamos band together with other survivors they encounter for safety. They set up a temporary camp in a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde and attempt to contact the federal government for further instructions. No contact is ever made. A small vault is built into the cliff side to shield the only computer they have from the elements.[215]
    • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png All Enclave personnel leave Bloomfield to either take cover or maintain "hot spots". Sub-reactor is turned off. Bloomfield, B.O.M.B.-001 & 002, and Hermes XIII & 14 are completely forgotten.[135][136]
    • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Two Poseidon scientists are trapped in the AGRICOLA Lab. After four years, one dies of natural illness. After one more year, the other commits suicide.[57]
    • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Due to seismic activity, some radiation seeps into the sub-levels of the Reservation. Even though the people underground are safe from the blasts, radiation eventually takes its toll.[41]
  • October 25: At Mariposa, Platner, bound in power armor, is sent out to get specific readings on the atmosphere. He reports no significant radiation in the area surrounding the facility.[194][216]
  • October 27: After burying the scientists in the wastes outside of Mariposa, the soldiers seal the military base, then head out into the desert, taking supplies and weapon schematics with them. Captain Maxson leads his men and families to the government bunker at Lost Hills.[194][217]
    • Note: Although Maxson's points in his holodisk indicated that civilian personnel other than the families of soldiers under his command were to remain at the base, whether they did so or not is unknown.[218]
  • October 28: After having wandered for five days, Randall Clark takes refuge in a former USGS research station inside a cave in Zion Canyon.[208]
  • October 30: Lavonne made a telephone call to her friend warning him of the impending nuclear devastation. He followed her coded advice and sent his teamsters home to their families.[219]
  • October 31: A black rain begins to come down in areas across the United States and likely the globe, causing a spike in radiation levels in affected areas.[220]
  • November: Captain Maxson, his men, and their families, arrive at the Lost Hills bunker a few weeks later, suffering many casualties along the way, including Maxson's wife (but not his teenage son). The surviving soldiers go on to become the Brotherhood of Steel.[221]
  • November: During the Exodus, a faction within the Brotherhood of Steel led by Sergeant Dennis Allen breaks off to explore the southeast Glow to recover technology. The Captain refuses to permit that, so Allen and his separatist group splits away from the Brotherhood of Steel, taking power armor and weapons with them.[222][223]
  • November: The separatists make their way to the West Tek research facility. They arrive there twenty days later, and are promptly chewed apart by the West Tek's unforgiving automated defense systems. Wounded, Allen begins to suffer radiation poisoning from a leak in his suit. Before he dies, he logs what happened to the expedition into a holodisk.[222][223]
  • November: Ms. Carrie Delaney is the last adult to leave Little Lamplight Caves in search for help. Ten year old child Jason Grant takes charge in her absence.
  • November 1: Theodore Croup wakes to the complete devastation of his family, who began suffering from ghoulification.[224]
  • November 1: The Foreman of a South Boston factory learned via radio that Framingham Massachusetts was completely devastated.[219]

2078[edit | edit source]

  • January 8–10: What sounded like a two day windstorm occurred in Zion Canyon, the radiation dropped 500 rads.[225]
  • January 15: Glowing green snow fell in Zion Canyon.[225]
  • January 28–30: The background radiation in Zion Canyon is finally low enough for Randall Clark to explore outside the USGS research station. He quickly finds himself to be the only living thing in the immediate vicinity.[225]
  • The dwellers of Vault 87 are locked in airtight chambers and exposed to the FEV by the Vault's Overseer and his security, who are simply, though callously, following the "plan" laid out by Vault-Tec. The vault's population is transformed into super mutants.[226]
  • The city of kids, Little Lamplight is officially founded. By unanimous vote Jason Grant is named as the city's first mayor.[227]
  • February 2: Theodore Croup gathers the shuffling remains of his family together and locks them in the basement, unable to bring himself to end their suffering, and went out to look for other survivors, both human and ghoul alike.[228]

2080[edit | edit source]

  • The first effects of radiation are seen in the survivors. Widespread mutations occur with animals and humans alike. Those that survive the effects of the mutations are permanently changed. New species are created almost overnight.[229]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png John Bloch's military group makes a peace-protection pact with local ranchers.[230]

2081[edit | edit source]

  • The Skynet AI, in Sierra Army Depot, becomes self-aware, according to its own records.

2082[edit | edit source]

2083[edit | edit source]

2084[edit | edit source]

  • April 10–~June 17: Randall Clark leaves Zion Canyon to visit Salt Lake City, circling pockets of radiation and scavenging. Outside of Nephi he caught the trail of three men heading toward Fountain Green, he didn't follow however, believing them to be cannibals due to the missing corpses of the old couple he mercy killed on the day of the Great War.[236]
  • Spring: Set takes control of Necropolis, wrestling control from the original Overseer. The Vault 12 Overseer, not willing to take a dirtnap, is driven north and history loses sight of him.[237]

2085[edit | edit source]

  • The planned date for the U.S. military to bring the VB-02 Vertibird, a Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, into service.[238] For obvious reasons, this never happens, but the Enclave resumes development after regaining its footing.

2087[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png December: After most of the initial survivors in the Reservation succumb to radiation, those "fortunate" enough to not die have turned into ghouls. And after spending ten years underground, they finally come back to the surface. Twelve ghouls, including Dr. Willem Clark, volunteer to search the wastes in the hopes of finding other survivors.[41]

2088[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png The computer in Mesa Verde fails. The scientists resort to carving their most important schematics into the kiva walls.[215]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png December: Of the twelve volunteers to explore the wastes, only one comes back to the Reservation; Dr. Willem Clark. However, he has brought back a few dozen fellow ghouls to seek shelter at the Reservation.[41]

2089[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Scientists in Mesa Verde began to drill the village children in the ways of mathematics and science so that knowledge is not forgotten. They hope that their descendants will one day help bring civilization back to the wasteland.[215]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png January: After explaining the hardships and prejudices placed against ghouls by smoothskin humans, the ghouls of the Reservation proclaim Dr. Willem Clark as their leader. Willem further solidifies his place as leader by explaining his plans to one day make the ghouls the rightful and true heirs to the Promised Earth and that becoming a ghoul was the next, logical step in the evolutionary process.[41]

2090[edit | edit source]

  • Vault 29 opens. Harold sets out to make his fortune as a trader, making the circuit around the survivalist communities in the wasteland.[239][240]

2091[edit | edit source]

  • Vault 8 opens, and they use their G.E.C.K. to create fertile ground for their city. This eventually becomes Vault City.[241]
    • Note: While Lynette says that the city was founded 120 years ago, which would place the event around 2120, the Chosen One later says that it's 70 years before the Vault Dweller left Vault 13. This probably means that Fallout 2 was initially meant to take place earlier, and the dialogue file was not corrected.[242]

2092[edit | edit source]

  • The Los Angeles Vault opens, the Boneyard is founded and attracts survivors.[243]
  • Dr. Richard Moreau is exiled from Vault City for murder. The circumstances surrounding the murder are unknown, but he changes his last name to Grey and heads south.[244]

2093[edit | edit source]

  • The Hub is founded by a man named Angus, who sets up camp around a filthy oasis in the desert, and he proceeds to begin trading with other settlements.[245]

2095[edit | edit source]

  • September 20–November 15: 28 Mexican survivors – eleven male, eight female and nine children – settle in Zion Canyon.[246]

2096[edit | edit source]

  • Harold rises to the level of a caravan boss in the Hub. His caravans suffer occasional attacks in the wastes, but Harold's caravan outfit survives and prospers... until the mutant attacks begin to pick up a few years later.[247]
  • February: The inhabitants of Vault 22 leave their vault due to an outbreak of mutated spores infecting most of the dwellers and overrunning the Vault.
  • February 11: About 118 survivors of Vault 22 move out of the Mojave wasteland and travel to Zion Canyon. Most are infected with the spores and bring spore carriers and spore plants to the Zion Valley and attack/kill most of the Mexican survivors already in Zion.[248]
  • February 14: According to Randall Clark, the Vault 22 survivors eat the Mexican survivors they took captive.[248]
  • February 19 - January 13, 2097: Randall Clark begins to ambush the Vault 22 survivors and continues to until the remaining 34 survivors leave Zion.[249][250]

2097[edit | edit source]

  • January: J. Hendricks becomes overseer of the remaining Vault 22 survivors, and as his first order as overseer orders everyone to leave Zion Canyon.[249]
  • January 13: The thirty-four Vault 22 survivors leave Zion Canyon after 10 months of ambushes from Randall Clark.[251]
  • A man named Jonathan Faust leads his group of about 200 people from the overcrowded Vault 15 into the wastes of the outside. Eventually they become a raider band known as the Vipers.[252]

2101[edit | edit source]

2102[edit | edit source]

  • May 22: Increasing mutant attacks on Harold's caravans frustrate him to the point of financing and leading an expedition to find out where the mutants are coming from. Consulting with a scientist and doctor at the Hub, a man by the name of Grey, the two of them decide to join forces.[254]
  • June 23: Richard Grey's expedition (including Harold) finds the Mariposa Military Base and is summarily scattered and defeated by the mutant inhabitants. Grey is knocked into one of the vats of Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) by a robotic arm, and Harold is knocked unconscious, only to awaken later out in the wasteland.[255]
  • June 27: Harold, already mutating, is found by traders and taken back to the Hub. His former caravan partners and employees, horrified by his condition, abandon him.[256]
  • July: Richard Grey, now horribly mutated by the virus, crawls from the vat, covered with F.E.V. and in terrible pain. Barely able to think or perceive his surroundings, he crawls into the vat control room and begins his audio log. He fades in and out of consciousness, sometimes for days or weeks at a time.[257]
  • July–November: Richard Grey begins to acclimate to his condition, and begins his first tests of animals by exposing them to F.E.V. These experiments and his growing awareness lay the foundation for his plans for the Unity and the master race. He takes the name "the Master".[258]
  • November: The first human victim wanders into Mariposa, and Grey consumes him.[259]
  • December: Grey continues his experiments on wanderers that enter Mariposa with no success. The creations are flawed (due to the radiation counts in their bodies), making them big but incredibly stupid, and Grey consumes them rather than letting them live.[260]

2103[edit | edit source]

  • January: The Master discovers the problem with the influence of radiation on his mutations, and he begins to choose his subjects more carefully. The first classic super mutants are born. He begins his plans to build an army.[261]
  • 2103-2130: Throughout this period, the Master begins slowly gathering test subjects, willing or unwilling, from local human stock. The Great Winter of 2130 and the scarcity of human subjects make building his army difficult.[262]

2108[edit | edit source]

  • August 22–September 3: Randall Clark tracks 10 sets of barefoot tracks northeast of the Zion Canyon entrance, and finds feral ghouls, which he believes to be the result of dementia until they attack him on sight. Over a little more than a week, he rids Zion of the ghouls.[263]

2110[edit | edit source]

2113[edit | edit source]

  • February 5-6: Randall Clark attempts to commit suicide on his 60th birthday, with the help of a bottle of Whiskey and a 12 gauge shotgun.[265]

2120[edit | edit source]

  • Angus establishes himself as governor over the Hub.[266]
  • Skynet is given final orders by its masters, then left to rot in Sierra Army Depot.

2121[edit | edit source]

2122[edit | edit source]

2123[edit | edit source]

2124[edit | edit source]

  • January 2–22: Randall Clark begins leaving gifts, like books and medicine, and notes for the children to make the most of their new home. He signs every note as "The Father". The children later form the tribe the Sorrows. Clark also realizes that he is terminally ill, probably with lung cancer.[272]
  • January 23: Randall Clark makes his final notes as he climbs up Red Gate to make sure the children will not find his body, and reveal the mythological "Father" figure to merely being an old man. He dies peacefully shortly afterwards.[272]

2125[edit | edit source]

  • The Vipers attempt to raze the Hub in its formative years. Despite the numerical advantage, they are defeated by a coordinated defence led by Angus. Beaten, they retreat to the north.[252]
  • Winter: Angus is murdered. The Hub is thrown into chaos.[273]

2126[edit | edit source]

  • A band of merchants seizes the water tower in the Hub. They demand anyone wanting water must pay a toll. The Great Merchant Wars begin.[274]
  • 2126-2128: The Great Merchant Wars are fought, the Water Merchants seal up the town, but are outnumbered.[275]

2127[edit | edit source]

2128[edit | edit source]

  • A man named Roy Greene makes peace in the Hub and negotiates a settlement. The Hub's Central Council is formed, composed of two representatives from each of the Hub caravan companies. A long period of indecisiveness and meetings maintain the status quo in the Hub.[275]

2130[edit | edit source]

2131[edit | edit source]

  • A group of machinists comes to the Boneyard, settling into an old, abandoned factory and beginning to manufacture weapons and ammunition.[278]
  • 2131-2135: The Master begins ordering his super mutants to gather human stock from caravans. For many years, the caravan disappearances are blamed on monsters in the desert, and even when the abductions begin to occur on Hub caravans, the deathclaws are blamed. The super mutant army grows.[279]

2135[edit | edit source]

  • Elder Roger Maxson dies of cancer, and his son, already an accomplished soldier, takes up the role of "General" (Elder) within the Brotherhood of Steel. John Maxson becomes a member of the Paladins, showing tremendous promise as a soldier.[280]

2137[edit | edit source]

  • The Master begins to mass-produce super mutants. Only about one in six or one in five attempts are successful, and of these successes, only half seem to last to go on to be part of his growing army, called the Unity.[281]

2138[edit | edit source]

2140[edit | edit source]

2150[edit | edit source]

  • Around the early 2150s the Vipers recover from their defeat by Angus at the Hub, replenish their ranks from captured slaves and caravan drivers, and begin to establish a power base in the badlands to the North of the Hub (and south of the Lost Hills Bunker). Driven by a religious frenzy (and the need to provide for their much larger numbers of soldiers and disciples), they begin raiding more frequently than before, attracting the attention of the Brotherhood of Steel.[252]

2151[edit | edit source]

  • The Brotherhood of Steel Elder Council sends out Knights to seek traces of Sergeant Dennis Allen's separatist group. All they find is ruins.[222]
  • Crimson Caravan Company is founded by Demetre Romara.[284]
  • The Boneyard machinists run out of scrap in the surrounding area, form trade relations with Adytum.[278]

2152[edit | edit source]

  • As their influence slowly spreads throughout the wastes, the Master finds humans, doomsday cultists, and rather than dip them in the vats, he demands their obedience as spies - their leader is a man named Morpheus, an ex-member of the gang called the Rippers, and he pledges his followers to the Master. Morpheus and his cultists form the future core of the Children of the Cathedral.[285]

2155[edit | edit source]

  • The machinists in the Boneyard name themselves Gun Runners.[286]
  • The Brotherhood sends out a few squads of scouts to track the Vipers down - it is more of a training exercise conducted by John Maxson's father, as the Brotherhood is convinced that small detachment of troops in power armor would be sufficient to deal with a group of raiders, no matter how large. One Brotherhood squad, lead by Maxson, finds the Vipers. Expecting the raiders to break and run, Maxson doesn't take into account the religious ferocity of the Vipers (or their poisoned weapons), and when a single arrow nicks him with his helmet off, he dies within hours. John Maxson takes up the role of Elder, and Rhombus becomes the new head of the Paladins.[252][287]
  • The Paladins, now led by Rhombus, begin a full scale campaign against the Vipers, tracking them down and wiping out almost all of their members within the span of a month. Some of the Vipers are able to flee north and east into the mountain range.[252]
    • Note: According to Chris Avellone's Fallout Bible #6, the Vipers were never heard from again. It was added there possibly because they don't appear in the final game, but it is inconsistent with Fallout, where the Vipers are mentioned by several characters (Ian, Aradesh, Killian) as still being around. The surviving Vipers must have therefore been still active in California until at least 2161. Furthermore, small groups of Vipers can be found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.
  • After capturing a caravan of vault dwellers, the Master learns the location of the Boneyard Vault, the future site of the Cathedral. He conquers the inhabitants and sets up operations there, and the human cultists begin to use the Vault as their powerbase. Within the Vault, the Master begins to send out patrols to Vault locations in search of these other Vaults. This move is finalized in 2156.[288][289]
  • Vault 17 is raided and its inhabitants taken prisoner by the Master's Army. They were subsequently turned into super mutants, among them Lily Bowen.[290]

2156[edit | edit source]

  • The Master sees advantages in establishing a benevolent "religion" (the Children of the Cathedral), and using them as spies in settlements throughout the wastes. Missionaries from the Children of the Cathedral spread slowly across the wasteland, acting as eyes and ears for Morpheus and the Master.[291]

2157[edit | edit source]

  • The Master learns the location of the Bakersfield Vault, Vault 12, and sends a detachment of super mutants there to seize the vault. Many ghouls are snapped like twigs in the attack, and Set finally parleys with the super mutants, telling them that the ghouls are the Vault survivors the super mutants are looking for. The super mutants, angered at failing to find an intact Vault, set up a small garrison at the watershed to watch the inhabitants and ensure Set's...cooperation in the war to come.[292]

2158[edit | edit source]

  • Regulators take control of Adytum. The trade relations with the Gun Runners sour, as the trade begins to favor the settlement heavily.[293]

2161[edit | edit source]

  • October: A Brotherhood of Steel patrol comes across a dead super mutant in the badlands. They take the corpse back to the Scribes, and Head Scribe Vree begins her examinations of the super mutant.[294]
  • December 5, 07:21: Fallout begins The Vault Dweller is sent out into the wastes to find a replacement of the Vault 13 water chip.[295]
  • December 15: The Vault Dweller discovers Shady Sands. Meets Tandi, and Ian, who joins the Vault Dweller in searching for the water chip.[296]
  • December 30: The Vault Dweller recruits Dogmeat in Junktown.[297]
  • December: J.E. Sawyer's Fallout Role-Playing Game (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-JES.png Killian Darkwater takes firm control of Junktown, drives out the last of Gizmo's kind, and then enforces his own brand of frontier justice. Life is fair and safe under his law.
  • December: Thanks to the vault dweller's persistence, the Khans are completely destroyed, leaving only one survivor named Darion.

2162[edit | edit source]

  • January 4: The Vault Dweller visits Scrapheap.
  • January 5: Someone starts stealing water from the store room in Vault 13.
  • January 17: The Vault Dweller reaches the Hub and negotiates with the Water Merchants to deliver water to Vault 13, buying the Vault some time.[298]
  • January: With the Vault Dweller's assistance, Harold brings the new recent ghoul population of the Hub into equality with the humans. The two sides work together, and the Hub prospers.
  • February 13: The Vault Dweller recovers the water chip in Necropolis. Ian is killed by a super mutant and reduced to a cinder.[299]
  • February 23: The Children of the Cathedral send their doctor to Junktown.
  • March 3: The Vault Dweller defeats the Master.[300]
  • March 24: The Master's Army attack Necropolis, forcing most ghouls to flee and sparing none of the ghoulish inhabitants that stayed, leaving a truly dead city behind them.[301]
  • April 20: The Vault Dweller destroys the Mariposa Military Base. Dogmeat dies defending his master, vaporized by a forcefield.[302]
  • May 10: Fallout ends - The Vault Dweller returns to Vault 13, only to be told to leave by Jacoren. Some members of the vault (led by Theresa, the head of the "return to the surface" faction, and including her supporters, Pat and Lyle), follow soon afterwards. The Vault Dweller marches into the wasteland, leaving Vault 13 behind him.[303]
  • May 12: Vault Dweller removes his Vault suit and from this day forward, never wears it again.[304][305]
  • July 10: The Vault Dweller heads north with a small group of fellow vault dwellers and wastelanders and founds the small village of Arroyo.[306][307]
  • The Brotherhood of Steel helps the other human outposts drive the Master's Army away with minimal loss of life, on both sides of the conflict. The advanced technology of the Brotherhood is slowly reintroduced into New California, with little disruption or chaos. The Brotherhood of Steel wisely remains out of the power structure, and becomes a major research and development house.

2167[edit | edit source]

  • August 18: Construction of Arroyo completed.[308]

2170[edit | edit source]

2172[edit | edit source]

  • The Enclave find a Forced Evolutionary Virus research military base.[310]

2178[edit | edit source]

2180[edit | edit source]

  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png With their village having outgrown available space and resources, many Ciphers adopt a nomadic lifestyle, returning to the village only occasionally to resupply or raise children until they're old enough to walk on their own.[215]
  • The Minutemen are formed.[312] They rise to prominence following their courageous defense of Diamond City from Institute super mutants.[313]

2185[edit | edit source]

  • Summer: At high noon, super mutant Marcus and Brotherhood of Steel Paladin Jacob cross paths many, many miles southwest of Broken Hills and punch and shoot each other for a few days. Eventually, they give up, laughing, unable to get an advantage over the other. The two start traveling together, arguing over Unity and BoS doctrine and whether or not the Master could truly neurolink his biology into the Cathedral computer network.[314]
  • Fall: Marcus and Jacob, along with a collection of ghouls, humans, and super mutant followers, found the community of Broken Hills.[315]

2186[edit | edit source]

  • In Shady Sands, Tandi helps her father Aradesh bring a new community and new life out of the broken remains of the world. A trial council government of the New California Republic is formed, drafting a constitution. Its ideals spread across the land.[316][317][318]
  • Spring: Jacob says goodbye to Marcus, then moves on for parts unknown.[319]

2188[edit | edit source]

2189[edit | edit source]

2190[edit | edit source]

2195[edit | edit source]

  • Fallout TacticsGametitle-FOT.png Chris Avellone becomes the mayor of Springfield.
  • Fallout TacticsGametitle-FOT.png January 4: Latham's airship crashes near Osceolla.[321]
  • Fallout TacticsGametitle-FOT.png January 5: Latham takes leadership of Gammorin's Army.[322] As their new leader, he discovered that the supermutants are a simple, good people, with a loyalty stronger than that shown by regular humans. With the help of other crash survivors, he reorganized the mutant group into a fighting force. However, he began to notice symptoms of brain damage sustained in the duel: Hallucinations and bouts of angers and depression.[323]

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  • Fallout TacticsGametitle-FOT.png April 9th: Gammorin's forces inadvertedly wake up the Calculator, nearly leading to a holocaust of epic proportions.[324]
  • After the death of Aradesh, Tandi is unanimously elected President of N.C.R. by the NCR council. As expected, she proceeds to do a kick-ass job.[325]

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  • The Enclave resumes work on various pre-War technologies, including power armor variations. None of these are much of an improvement over the conventional old power armor, and some are actually worse.[328]
  • Fallout TacticsGametitle-FOT.png Fallout Tactics ends - During the attack on Vault 0, the Warrior stops the Calculator, averting a holocaust of epic proportions at the hands of its robotic army.
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png After years of trying the "natural" way, the ghouls of the Reservation discovered they were indeed sterile. Dr. Willem Clark and Dr. Sebastian begin to devise a plan to create a viable way for ghouls to procreate.[41]

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  • January 16: After writing his memoirs, Vault Dweller vanishes from Arroyo and is presumed dead. The Vault Dweller leaves the Vault Suit behind, folded on the bed. Some say the Vault Dweller was taken by the sky spirits, others say that the Vault Dweller felt it was time to move on and leave the Elders to guide Arroyo to its destiny.[330]
  • February 2: The One-Moon (Month) Cycle of mourning for the Vault Dweller ends, and activity in Arroyo begins to return to normal.[331]
  • February 2: Final training of the vault dweller's daughter for the role of village elder begins. She undergoes a great deal of physical training and tutoring in various sciences, mathematics, and, of course, weapon skills.[332]
  • Fallout: Brotherhood of SteelGametitle-FOBOS.png Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel begins - The Initiate, a Brotherhood of Steel initiate belonging to the Texas Expedition, is sent to the town of Carbon to find Rhombus and his paladins.[333]
  • Fallout: Brotherhood of SteelGametitle-FOBOS.png Just after the arrival of the Initiate in Carbon, the vault dweller also arrived in the town and settled for a while.[333]

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  • January 31: The Vault Dweller's daughter takes her mystic test, a key ingredient of which is several pots worth of hallucinogenic plants from Hakunin's garden. She runs the gauntlet in the Temple of Trials, using her charm to pass most of the tests after her handgun jams (and is ruined) on the first level. She offers numerous criticisms of the test, resulting in many revisions.
    • Note: The broken handgun is the one you see on her table in the opening movie of Fallout 2.[334]
  • February 2: The Vault Dweller's daughter ascends to role of Village Elder. She rules with a steady hand, and her wisdom is greatly respected.[335]

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  • Under Presidential Order, Enclave scientists begin to work on an upgraded version of power armor. Many prototypes are developed and tested.[336]
  • August 1: Congressman Dick Richardson rises to power within the Enclave, aided by pressure from his father, President Richardson.[337]

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  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png The Reservation begins to purchase human slaves from the various tribes around the region. The ghouls trade what weapons they make in their underground smithies for healthy humans. The healthiest are used for the ghoul procreation experiments, while the rest work until they die from exhaustion and disease.[41]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png New Jerusalem's intolerant prophet and apostles repeatedly vote to have no commerce with outsiders from other, failed communities, refugees, or tribals.[104]
  • March 5: Congressman Richard "Dick" Richardson is elected president for the first term of five, through aid and political pressure by his father (the previous President Richardson).[338]
  • October: Enclave scientists develop a reliable version of the Mark II power armor. The prototype results (and accidents... and explosions... and deaths) are classified by order of the new President Richardson for the sake of morale.[339]

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  • The Institute exhausts the possibilities of FEV-related research due to a lack of intact, undamaged DNA at their disposal.[340]

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  • Shaun is abducted by Kellogg from Vault 111 to further the Institute's third generation synth program.[341]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png July: After years of research and experimentation, Dr. Sebastian successfully creates a born ghoul through procreation in the Reservation. The human host, like all the ones preceding him, dies during childbirth (evidently hosts can be male or female).[41]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png August: The first successful Born ghoul. Due to the radioactive chemistry of the ghouls, the first Born ghoul rapidly grows into adulthood within a month. The Born ghoul is named Measles due to his large, swollen glands in his jaw. Only three other Born ghouls will be birthed between this year and 2253. The procreation experiment only has a 2% success rate.[41]

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  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png New Jerusalem is sacked by a large group of tribals, raiders, and other disgruntled folk. A large number of Mormons perishes in the attack.[104]

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  • The Enclave experiments on deathclaws, attempting to create special fighting units for waging war in hostile environments.[347]
  • While there had already been a small number of ghouls in the area soon to become the town of Gecko, the population swells and the town of Gecko is formed. The new influx of ghouls bring scavenged technology and know-how, and the power plant in Gecko becomes operational later that year. Vault City looks upon their new neighbors with growing concern.[348]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png The new Mormon living prophet, Judah Black, leads most of the remnants of the Mormon community north to Ogden, Utah. They establish the town of New Canaan.[104][349]

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  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Working with some squatters, the Mormons get the Jericho Water Plant running fresh water into New Canaan.[104]
  • July 20: Enclave scouts discover the remains of the Mariposa Military Base and find it partially destroyed.[350]
  • July–August: Enclave scientists and chemical corps scour the remains of Mariposa, while assault squads comb the desert for slaves they can use to excavate the military base and get to the Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) vats. One of the squads includes soldier Frank Horrigan, age 25 at the time, recently removed from duty on the President's Secret Service detail to take some R&R time in the wastes after some undocumented psychotic blunder or another.[351]
  • August: Melchior is captured by an Enclave patrol and becomes part of the slave excavation force at Mariposa.[352]
  • September: Enclave construction crews and super mutant slaves begin excavations. They uncover the FEV, and mutations begin to occur in the human workers. Frank Horrigan comes into contact with the FEV and is sent to the Enclave labs for study.[353]
  • October: Melchior begins to mutate, but keeps his intelligence and cunning in the wake of the transformation, making him smarter than your average super mutant. Realizing that the Enclave will kill the super mutants after they get the FEV data, he begins to use his magician talents to hide away weapons for the mutants to defend themselves when the Enclave decides to dispense with them.[354]
  • 2236-2238: Horrigan gradually mutates from exposure to FEV, gaining the physique and slow, stupid, single-mindedness of a super mutant. He is kept heavily sedated, operated on, and studied. He is conscious for only brief periods at a time, then quickly sedated after the bloodshed is over.[355]

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  • The remnants of the Naval Research Institute lead by Horace Pinkerton clear the mirelurks off the wreck of a beached aircraft carrier that later becomes Rivet City.[356]
  • January: The Enclave, having obtained the F.E.V. data, abandons the military base site after more mutations occur, causing a second generation of super mutants to arise - the Enclave leaves a single squad behind to wipe out the super mutants, but the mutants, using armaments they have cached in the base during excavation, reduce the squad to ashes after suffering heavy casualties. The remaining first and second generation super mutant slaves decide to remain in the base, and the group forms a new community.[357]

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  • Harold arrives in Gecko, and (with a lot of shaking of his head) he does his best to help the ghouls with the running of the Nuclear Power Plant.[358]

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  • Thomas Moore comes to Vault City and becomes a Citizen[359]
  • January 23: Tests begin to run dry on Frank Horrigan. It is suggested that he be used as a field operative and be used in tests in the wasteland against local populations.[360]
  • March 27: Frank Horrigan is manufactured for his new role. A new version of power armor is built to accommodate his mass, and he is sealed inside. After a few horrifically successful field tests, Horrigan becomes the Enclave's solution to numerous sticky problems.[361]
  • April 25: Inaugural meeting of the Rivet City Council, consisting of Horace Pinkerton, Annette Holmes and Brad Danvers takes place. The city officially gains its name.[362]

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  • Two androids, Armitage and A3-21, are built in the Commonwealth by the Institute.[377]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Nuclear Nellie, a howitzer style gun capable of firing a nuclear shell, is made functional at the Reservation. A "dirty" shell is created to use on Willem’s enemies. However, since the heavy lift cable is broken, there is no way to bring the gun from its underground lair.[41]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Jeremy Maxson renames Todd Peterson's bunker after his famous ancestor, Roger Maxson. He then sends a full compliment of troops for occupation. Andrea Brixley is promoted to Elder, given the rank of General, and placed in charge. The remainder of her exploratory team is given the title of Elder as well.[123]
  • January 21: Hakunin appears to the Chosen One in his dream for the second time.
  • April 21: Hakunin appears to the Chosen One in his dream for the third time, without regard to the progress of the Chosen One.
  • May 15: Fallout 2 intro - The Enclave sends a coded sequence to Vault 13, activating its central computer and declaring that it is time to leave the vault. Martin Frobisher gathers the Vault 13 dwellers together for the "Leaving The Vault" video, a tutorial movie of Vault-Tec about the rules to follow when vault dwellers left their vault.[378]
  • May 16: Less than a day later, Vault 13 is opened, only to be greeted by two Enclave verti-assault squads. The squads kill three of the vault dwellers who were "resisting capture" and storm Vault 13, kidnapping all the inhabitants.[379]
  • May 17: Enclave animal handlers drop an intelligent deathclaw unit into Vault 13 from a safe distance to kill anyone investigating the vault and cloak the Enclave's presence. Other intelligent deathclaws are sent into the desert surrounding Vault 13 to check for any escapees or witnesses.[380]
  • July 20: Arroyo is attacked by Enclave soldiers, and the villagers are enslaved and brought to the oil rig. The Chosen One has a fourth and final vision of Hakunin.
  • Fall: Fallout 2 ends - The Chosen One enters the Enclave's oil rig using the damaged tanker and destroys the Poseidon oil platform, killing the President of the United States and ending the Enclave's plans for world domination.[381]
  • After the Enclave's destruction, the refugees of Arroyo and Vault 13 resettle, building a new community with the aid of the Garden of Eden Creation Kit. Finding themselves hundreds of miles from their Vault, the members of Vault 13 choose to join the villagers in establishing a new community, and their technical expertise, combined with the villagers survival skills, allow the new settlement to grow and prosper. Two generations of the same bloodline are re-united, and their savior, the Chosen One, becomes Elder, presiding over the village in the years to come.
  • The Arroyo elder lives for many years after the destruction of the Enclave. She seems pleased that the ancient separation between Vault 13 and the Vault Dweller has been reconciled, and many are the times she tells the Chosen One she wished the Vault Dweller were alive to have seen the reconciliation take place. Certain that the safety of the new village had been secured and the new community was flourishing, the Elder passes away a few months later in her sleep. Many of the older Arroyo residents believe that she now lives in the vault of the sky, telling the Vault Dweller of the Chosen One's brave deeds.
  • Relations between the Slags and residents of Modoc flourish. Between the two peoples, Modoc prospers and becomes a major farming community, supplying all the outlying regions with food.
  • J.E. Sawyer's Fallout Role-Playing Game (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-JES.png Metzger's slave trade in the Den expands greatly, giving him influence and power throughout most of the area. Breeding pens are started and eventually no one is safe from the threat of being enslaved. Travelers avoid the Den, hearing of the evils committed within its walls.
  • J.E. Sawyer's Fallout Role-Playing Game (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-JES.png Optimizing Gecko's power plant becomes the first step in forging a spirit of cooperation between Gecko and Vault City. Gecko's increased power production becomes instrumental in helping Vault City's expansion.
  • Not long after the destruction of the Enclave, the Bishop Family of New Reno is blessed with a child. This child seems to have little in common with the Bishops, preferring instead to spend his days exploring the wastes.[382] When he turns thirteen, he seizes control of the Bishop Family and leads them to victory over the remaining New Reno families. He dies quietly in his sleep at the age of seventy-three, never having known his real father.[383]
  • Myron dies less than a year after the defeat of the Enclave, stabbed by a jet addict while drinking in the Den. His discovery of jet is quickly forgotten, and now there is no one who remembers his name.[384]
  • The Chosen One still hears mention of Harold from time to time. Apparently, the tree growing from his head has gotten larger, and if rumors are to be believed, fruit is growing from it. The seeds are said to remarkably tough, and several of them have taken root even in the most barren stretches of the wasteland.[385]
  • Several years after buying the Excavator Chip from the Chosen One, Marge LeBarge is able to purchase and control both the Morningstar and the newly opened Kokoweef mines. Marge is an easy choice for Mayor, and using her new political power, she makes Redding join the growing New California Republic in return for a seat in the NCR's Hall of Congress.[386]
  • With the destruction of the conspiracy to destroy the mutants, Broken Hills begins to thrive. Then the uranium ran out. The city, having lost its sole reason for existing, slowly disperses. The residents carry their riches with them, leaving the place a wind-swept, desolate ghost town. A few hold-outs remain, attempting to eke out a pathetic existence, but eventually, they too, disappear.[387]
  • Inspired by the example set by the Chosen One, Marcus eventually travels across the great mountains to the east, searching for other refugees from the Master's army. The Chosen One never hears from him again.[388]
  • With the support the Chosen One secured from the New California Republic, the Vault 15 squatters soon become self-sufficient and productive members of society.[384]
  • The Chosen One's help with Vault 15 launched the New California Republic's push to civilize its neighbors. Though there were many more obstacles to overcome, the NCR now had a foothold into the northern wastes.[384]
  • Shi eventually went into an uneasy trading relationship with the tanker vagrants after the destruction of the Hubologists, and the two groups went on to make San Francisco a major fishing and trading center.[389]

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  • Graham, Calhoun and Sallow are captured by the Blackfoot tribe for ransom. The young Sallow uses his knowledge to train the tribals in the art of warfare, impressing them enough to become their leader.[282]
  • Sallow assumes the name of ancient Roman emperor Caesar and makes Joshua Graham his right-hand man. He decides to create an empire modeled after the historical Roman Empire, intending to erase the tribals' individual identities and replace them all with a single, monolithic culture - the Legion. He tells Calhoun to go back to the Followers and spread the news of these happenings.[282]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png After coming out of a strange and powerful fever, Jeremiah Rigdon claims that an angel appeared to him in a vision, calling him to be the living prophet of god.[104]

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  • Caesar declares himself the son of Mars, Roman god of war.[282]
  • Approximately around this year, Harold appears in the Capital Wasteland. He is discovered by several people who began to worship him as a god, and a small and exclusive cult known as the Treeminders begin to form in secrecy. Bob began to blossom and many plants grew in this area, which became green with life, a stark contrast to the outer wasteland.[396][397]
  • Harmon Jurley becomes leader of the Paradise Falls slavers after Penelope Chase' death that resulted from leading the slavers to Rockopolis.[398][399][392]
  • Rockopolis is razed and its population sold to The Pitt. Argyle dies trying to escape.[392][400]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png Daniel goes to find his six cattle in a storm and is captured by robots from the prison. Also, Bishop Mordecai and five others return to New Canaan as the sole survivors of their attempt to resettle New Jerusalem. They do not acknowledge Jeremiah Rigdon as the living prophet.[104]

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  • Bloomseer Poplar arrives at the Oasis.[402]
  • 15-year-old Scott Wollinski is sold to a caravan merchant by his father, who hopes for a better life for his son. Wollinski would travel with the caravans for few years, working as an indentured servant, until buying his freedom and settling down in Canterbury Commons.[403]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png June 15: Kyle "the Hook" and his Rusty Hooks discover Bloomfield Space Center and declare it their home.[135][136]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png June 30: Sid figures out how to fire up the sub-reactor. Bloomfield has power once more, but sub-reactor is only operating at 45% efficiency.[135][136]

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  • 38 NCR citizens are massacred by Mojave raiders.[282] President Joanna Tibbett is voted out of office by the NCR congress after a "timid" reaction to the massacre, and is replaced by Wendell Peterson.[282]
  • President Peterson dispatches three battalions of NCR infantry into the Mojave Wasteland.[282]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png October 23: The Prisoner escapes from Tibbets Prison, dooming the world and creating a holocaust of epic proportions.[41][349]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png October 23: Sentry robots at Bloomfield become semi-active – not moving, but the optical lenses and sensors turn on and start surveying for escaped prisoners from the Big MT. The robots ignore the Rusty Hooks.[135][136]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon)Gametitle-VB.png October: Dr. Victor Presper and his NCR followers find security overrides for the turrets and security bots at Bloomfield, as well as the space rockets' launch codes. They invade Kyle's beloved Bloomfield – Kyle and his men do not resist Dr. Presper and his technically more advanced brigade – and launch themselves into space to dock with B.O.M.B.-001. Four NCR soldiers stay behind with the remaining rocket to prevent anyone from launching the second rocket. The Rusty Hooks keep clear of the launch pad and form an "understanding" with the NCR guards.[135][136]

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  • A generator in the Citadel overloads, creating errors in the artificial intelligence routines of the medical robot called Sawbones, giving him intelligence beyond his programming and a disliking for his human masters.[416]
  • Amata Almodovar's mother dies from unknown causes.[417]

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  • Camp McCarran, NCR's headquarters in the Mojave Wasteland, is established. Conflict with the Mojave Chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel begins.[282]
  • The NCR government ceases to officially support the Followers of the Apocalypse, turning to the Office of Science and Industry.[282]
  • Maggie's parents die in a raider attack, and she is rescued by the caravan guard Billy Creel.
  • The NCR restarts Hoover Dam and gets it to 50% capacity within a year of occupying it.[440]
  • Legion scouts report the NCR has occupied and restarted Hoover Dam, restoring electrical power to the Strip. Caesar begins planning war against the NCR.
  • 2275-2276: Legion forces gradually assemble east of the Colorado river. The NCR becomes aware of the threat when scouting parties fail to return from expeditions east.

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  • Theodore Croup is killed by the feral remains of his family after two hundred years of attempting to help them regain their humanity.[472]
  • October 23: Fallout 4 begins – Exactly 210 years after the Great War, the Sole Survivor leaves Vault 111 in search of their son, Shaun.[473]
  • The Brotherhood of Steel enter the Commonwealth in their airship The Prydwen following energy readings discovered and identified as originating from the Institute.[474]
  • The Mechanist appears in the Commonwealth, bringing their hoard of specialized robots with them to bring peace of the region. Their plan goes awry, robots begin slaughtering innocent wastelanders, and the Sole Survior must confront the Mechanist and put a stop to their plans.[475]
  • Kasumi Nakano goes missing from her home, and her parents enlist the help of the Sole Survivor and Nick Valentine to track her down to Far Harbor, an island off the coast of Maine. While investigating, they uncover a conflict between the town of Far Harbor, the Children of Atom, and Acadia, a refuge for runaway synths. Navigating through the dangers of the island and the politics among the groups, the Sole Survivor determines the fate of the island.[476]
  • The Sole Survivor survives the Gauntlet of Nuka-World, kills Overboss Colter and takes charge of the three raider gangs that occupy Nuka-World.[477]

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  • Gray paragraphs are based on Fallout 3 guide epilogue and have not been confirmed by primary sources September 10: Moira Brown writes a terminal entry about recent developments and the legacy of the Lone Wanderer, including writing a new book, a compilation of "the best and most useful tales of the Lone Wanderer for the next generation."[451]

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References[edit source]

  1. Jack Cabot: "My father excavated a city in the Rub'al Khali in Arabia which he dated to more than 4,000 years before the rise of any known human civilization. The structures and artifacts were... strange. Disturbing, even. Clearly not constructed for or by humans. I've spent my life trying to decipher what he uncovered."
  2. Edwin Brotch: "No, Mister DeLoria, that is not correct. The Battle of Hastings was 1066. 2077 was the end of the world. Tell me. Are you really that stupid?"
    (Edwin Brotch's dialogue) Heard during the transition between 10 and 16 years during the Vault sequence.
  3. Toshiro Kago was abducted sometime during the Tokugawa shogunate, starting on March 24, 1603, since mon was only authorized for all classes from that date.
  4. Coastal monument plaque: "Here marks the landing of Captain John Smith's shallop upon his discovery of Point Lookout in 1612."
  5. Point Lookout loading screen hints: "The Ark & Dove Cathedral is named for two English settler ships which landed near Point Lookout in 1634, leading to Maryland's founding."
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.472: "[14.02] Old Granary Burying Ground
    This burial ground was established in 1660, making it the oldest surviving burial ground in Boston. Many famous Revolutionary War heroes were buried here, including John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and the victims of the Boston Massacre. In 2031, after the tragic death of Emilia Butler, the city council voted unanimously to have her remains interred here.
    This is part of the Freedom Trail. The number “2” is daubed on the circular ground plaque pointing at the letter “A.” It is overrun by ferals. The adjacent church is sealed and cannot be entered."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Paul Revere House inscription
  8. Alien Captive Recorded Log 1
  9. Old Corner Bookstore inscription
  10. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.463: "[12.03] CABOT HOUSE
    This 1711 mansion is sealed up tighter than a T-60 Power Armor vacuum attachment: It is strangely preserved amid the general decay. Located on Louisburg Square, the park is still well maintained. The intercom at the front door allows you to ask to gain entry."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Old State House inscription
  12. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you know about the Soil Stradivarius?"
    Agatha: "Not too much I'm afraid. It was fabricated way back in 1714 by a famous Italian craftsman named Antonio Stradivari. He had made a bunch of Stradivarius violins actually, and each one was individually named over time to identify them. They are regarded as the most outstanding instruments ever made... and no two sound alike they say. Incredible. Since the bombs fell laying waste to most of the world, it may be safe to say that this could be the last surviving violin of its kind."
    (Agatha's dialogue)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Old North Church inscription
  14. Manager's Terminal, Tour Script
  15. 15.0 15.1 Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.471-472: "[14.01] Massachusetts State House
    The “new” state house was completed in 1798 to house the government of Massachusetts State. The land selected was originally John Hancock’s cow pastures. The first dome was constructed of wooden shingles and covered in copper smelted by Paul Revere. The state government used this building continuously until the formation of the Thirteen Commonwealths in 1969.
    This is part of the Freedom Trail. The number “4” is daubed on the circular ground plaque pointing at the letter “L.” Outside, one corner of the structure has collapsed, allowing lock-fiddlers the chance to open a wall safe (Novice)."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  16. Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, Monroe Doctrine
  17. Walden Pond announcer: "Hello, and welcome to Walden Pond! You are now standing in front of the cabin inhabited by transcendentalist writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau starting in the summer of 1845. For two years, two months, and two days, Thoreau lived in this cabin, hoping to gain a more objective understanding of society. This experiment was influenced by Thoreau's interest in transcendentalist philosophy, which believed that people were at their best when truly self-reliant. By living off the land with few material possessions, Thoreau proved it skeptical to think that any outward improvement of life could bring inner peace and contentment. For more information, please visit the gift shop and purchase one of the many books on transcendentalism. Also available; t-shirts, coffee mugs, toys, and many other items to commemorate your trip! Thank you for visiting Walden Pond, sponsored by General Atomics, maker of the Mister Handy robotic assistant."
    (Walden Pond announcer's dialogue)
  18. File:Dante and Virgil in Hell 1850.jpg
  19. File:MrBrotchBlackboard.jpeg
  20. Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, Emancipation Proclamation
  21. Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, Gettysburg Address
  22. Wanted Poster for John Wilkes Booth
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Museum of Technology placard:
    "These portraits created by the renown Contemporary Artist Lincoln Mayers depict some of the more overlooked American Inventors. From top to bottom, left to right: Richard G. Drew (adhesive tape, 1925), James Ritty (cash register, 1879), Carl C. Magee (parking meter, 1935), and Mary Anderson (windshield wiper, 1903)."
  24. Lorenzo Cabot: "My loving son trapped me here in the year of our lord 1898... so almost 400 years."
    (Lorenzo Cabot's dialogue)
  25. Museum of Technology placard:
    "The aircraft above is the original Wright Flyer I designed by Orville and Wilbur Wright. On December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the vehicle preformed its maiden flight for a mere 12 seconds, covering a distance of only 120 feet. This historic event marked the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight."
  26. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_lewisHeavy = {Lewis MKII}
    desc_lewisHeavy = {Invented by an American, the .303 Cal Lewis Gun was adopted by the British Army during WW 1 and remained in service with allied forces until well into the 1940's. An efficient and reliable weapon. .}"
    (Items.txt)
  27. Museum of Freedom Mural
  28. Newscaster: "And now a look at sports. Something that is, unquestionably, inescapably, American. I am referring of course, to our great national pastime, baseball. This afternoon, right here in the city, Boston's swatting sultans will swing for the fences. Led by star pitcher Matt "The Missile" Murtagh, Boston hopes to defeat Texas, and deliver their first World Series victory since 1918."
    (Newscaster's dialogue)
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Mentioned in the Fallout Tactics intro. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Tactics_intro" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Tactics_intro" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Tactics_intro" defined multiple times with different content
  30. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_browningRifle = {Browning Auto Rifle}"
    "desc_browningRifle = {The .30 Cal Browning Automatic Rifle was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1918 as a squad automatic weapon. Despite its small magazine, it remained in service for over thirty years.}"
    (Items.txt)
  31. Tour Terminal, Tour Notes #1
  32. The Courier: "Tell me the whole story of Vikki and Vance."
    Primm Slim: "Yahoo! I ain't had a chance to tell their tale in a mess of years. First things first: any bosh you've heard about Vikki and Vance being copycats ain't nothing but ill-tempered slander. Fact is, they begun their crime spree two days before Bonnie and Clyde robbed their first bank - so who was copying who? Now true, Vikki and Vance didn't exactly cut a wide swath of murder and bank robbery across the central U.S., like Bonnie and Clyde did. It was more like a narrow swath of shoplifting, check-cashing fraud, and gas pump driveoffs - but crime is crime! They drove reckless, too. Having lived by the gun - well, Vance owned one, anyway - it was only fitting that the duo of desperados would die by the gun. Perhaps it was fate itself that accidentally drove them into a crossfire between police and a gang of bank robbers in Plano, Texas. Or maybe they just didn't notice until it was too late. It's been said that Vikki would have tried to cash a bad check in that bank, had she lived. We'll never know for sure. All we know is that the crossfire tore the car and both occupants to pieces, and the police issued an official apology. You can put your eyes on the genuine Death Car just over yonder, and there's Vance's machine gun in the case next to it!"
    (Primm Slim's dialogue)
  33. The Courier: "Pauline says you should give me the gun."
    Sammy Wins: "Really? Oh, thank god! I love that woman, but I swear this time she was gonna get us killed! The gun's in the safe. The combination's 05-23-34. Take it far away from here, before she changes her mind."
    (Sammy Wins' dialogue)
  34. Cut contentIcon cut.png Sammy's safe combination Cut contentIcon cut.png
  35. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_garandRifle = {M1 Garand}"
    "desc_garandRifle = {The .30 Cal Garand was the first automatic rifle to be used as the standard infantry weapon of a major army when it was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1936. Its rugged construction and reliability make this weapon a popular and valuable addition to anyone's arsenal.}"
    (Items.txt)
  36. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_brenGunHeavy = {Bren Gun}
    desc_brenGunHeavy = {This British adaptation of a Czech design was adopted as the standard light machine gun of British and Commonwealth forces in 1938. The .303 Cal Bren was among the most liked and respected weapons available to the British in WW2, due to its exceptional ruggedness, accuracy and simplicity, and remained in service with British forces for almost 50 years}"
    (Items.txt)
  37. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_mp38Sub = {MP38}"
    "desc_mp38Sub = {The Schmeisser MP-38 9mm Machine pistol was introduced as the standard sub machine gun of the German Army in 1938. Cheap and reliable.}"
    (Items.txt)
  38. United States declaration of war upon Germany (1941)
  39. Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, U.S. Declaration of War on Germany
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Sierra mission statement
  41. 41.00 41.01 41.02 41.03 41.04 41.05 41.06 41.07 41.08 41.09 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 Reservation design document for Van Buren
  42. Liberty Prime Operation, Project Summary
  43. Fallout Bible 6: "3. What was U.S./world history like before the timeline included in previous Fallout updates?"
    "No one has asked this yet, but I thought I would cut this question off at the pass. Fallout takes place on a future earth, in an alternate timeline. I will not be including any information on how and when it diverged - it will remain one of the mysteries of the setting. Just let it be known that it diverged after WW2, and leave it at that."
  44. The Courier: "How did you learn where to find an old bomber?"
    Pete: "Loyal found a file somewhere on the base, with magazine articles, photographs, a map, even. It seems that a bomber, apparently the 29th of its kind, crashed in Lake Mead on July 21st, 1948. Just imagine - that's over 300 years ago! The photographs showed that it was basically intact, and the map tells us exactly where to find it. Except we haven't left Nellis in decades."
    (Pete's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  45. File:Fo3 Delta XI Rocket.png
    File:USRecruitementPoster.png
    File:USRecruitementBilboard.png
  46. Museum of Technology placard:
    "This is the actual USSA Deep Space Suit worn by Captain Carl Bell on May 5, 1961. Captain Bell is credited as being the first human in space on board the Space Capsule Defiance 7, but this has been constantly refuted by both the Soviet Union and China. Defiance 7's flight lasted for a total of 12 minutes and 7 seconds as it achieved one full revolution around the Earth."
  47. Museum of Technology placard:
    "This is the actual skeleton of Captain Carl Bell who died on May 5, 1961 after his Space Capsule crash landed. Captain Bell is credited as being the first human in space on board the Space Capsule Defiance 7, but this has been constantly refuted by both the Soviet Union and China. Defiance 7's flight lasted for a total of 12 minutes and 7 seconds as it achieved one full revolution around the Earth. Donated by Edwina Bell."
  48. The Commonwealth flag displayed in the Museum of Technology, next to the Valiant 11, uses this flag design. The division of the United States into 13 commonwealths was first envisioned by Leonard Boyarsky during the development of the first Fallout.
  49. Museum of Technology placard: "Virgo II Lunar Lander
    On July 16, 1969, the Virgo II Lunar Lander "Valiant 11" became the very first manned space vehicle to touch down on the moon. The Valiant 11's crew consisted of Captain Richard Wade, Captain Mark Garris and Captain Michael Hagen of the USSA. We salute these brave and noble men who took the very first steps on a planetary body other than our own."
  50. 50.0 50.1 Museum of Technology placard: "Valiant 12 Flag
    This unusual flag was recovered from the surface of the moon by the very last manned flight to its surface in 2052. The flag is from the old "Valiant 12" Virgo III Lunar Lander that touched down November 14, 1969. It's remarkable condition can be attributed due to its construction; the flag is actually made of special materials to withstand the harsh environment of space."
  51. 51.0 51.1 GPWRTERM.MSG
  52. Company signage.
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Delta IX Rocket, Delta IX Rocket Information
    Note: The terminal entry states "almost 15 years after 2020", which is interpreted as 14 years here.
  54. Hubris Comics Receptionist Terminal and Hubris Comics Publishing Terminal, Press Release
  55. Tour Terminal, Tour Notes #1
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 Mr. Handy design document
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.3 Burham Springs design document for Van Buren
  58. 58.0 58.1 Tibbets Prison design document for Van Buren
  59. 59.0 59.1 A tragedy has befallen all mankind
  60. 60.0 60.1 World of Refreshment tour: "Nuka-Cola began its journey in 2042 when our founder, John-Caleb Bradberton, was a budding chemist. He dreamt of a delicious soft drink that would provide energy, focus, and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar! Not one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Bradberton continued to and his team of talented "Beverageers" continued to create new and exciting formulas. It took almost two years to perfect the formula, but in late 2044, Mr. Bradberton was finally successful and Nuka-Cola was born! It quickly surpassed other, lesser beverages to become America's number-one favorite soft drink."
  61. Egret Tours Marina terminals; Phyllis's Terminal
  62. Mass Fusion Building terminals
  63. Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Amateur chemist John-Caleb Bradberton discovered the formula for Nuka-Cola in 2044. Within a year, Nuka-Cola could be purchased across the entire United States. "
  64. 64.0 64.1 Sierra Petrovita: "When Nuka-Cola was invented by John-Caleb Bradberton in 2044, it quickly became the world's most popular soft drink. The wonder drink soon drew a dedicated following which prompted the Nuka-Cola Corporation to release many promotional items like these. By 2067, a Nuka-Cola machine such as this rare pristine model could be found on almost every street in America. Even in today's crazy world, Nuka-Cola is still the number one choice of refreshment among Armageddon's survivors."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  65. The Lone Wanderer: "The taste... I could never get used to it."
    Sierra Petrovita: "No no no! You're mistaken! The flavor is the essence of seventeen different fruits mixed in just the right proportion to give the beverage that delicious taste. In fact, in the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044, people actually noticed the taste difference when the flavor was changed!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  66. Museum of Technology placard:
    "This is the only known prototype of the X277 "Viper" Magnetic Rail Cannon developed for the U.S. Military by West-Tek. Also commonly referred to as a "Railgun", the weapon uses energy cells to propel a depleted uranium round across a series of magnets discharging it at extremely high velocity. Deemed too costly to produce on a mass scale, the project was abandoned in 2044.
    On loan from the International Ordnance Museum, these cases display the various types of weapons and ammunition used by the military in past conflicts all over the globe."
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 67.3 Nuka-Town grounds terminals; Nuka-World Information Terminal, History
  68. Fallout Bible 0: "2051 Seeking to protect business interests and their oil supply, the United States begins to exert increasing pressure on Mexico, citing the political instability and pollution stemming from Mexico as a threat to the United States. Various economic sanctions serve to destabilize Mexico, and the United States military enters Mexico to keep the oil refineries running and making sure oil and fuel continue to make their way north across the border... at Mexico's expense."
  69. Terminal, N99 10mm Pistol
  70. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.312: "[3.16] Weston Water Treatment Plant
    This plant was built in 2051 as part of a decade-long plan to modernize the city’s aging sanitation systems. In the decades after the bombs fell, the rising sea levels eventually overwhelmed the plant’s retaining wall and began to flood the facility. As the pumps lost power, shorted out, and began to fail, the water output fell and grew more contaminated."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  71. Fallout Bible 0: "2052 A television documentary into the withered husk of the Texas oil fields brings the oil shortage into the American households, and reveals how deep the energy crisis runs."
  72. The Lone Wanderer: "Why a blue bottle if the soda is brown? That's just weird."
    Sierra Petrovita: "Aha! That's where you're wrong! Market research done in 2052 said that the blue color was the favorite in 86 people out of 100 polled. And the particular hue of blue is Dazzling Blue, scientifically proven to be the most pleasing of all blues!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  73. Fallout Bible 0: "2052 April The Resource Wars begin. Many smaller nations go bankrupt, and Europe, dependent on oil imports from the Middle East, responds to the Middle East's rising oil prices with military action. The long drawn-out war between the European Commonwealth and the Middle East begins."
  74. Fallout Bible 0: "2052 May-July The United Nations, already suffering, begins to collapse. In a series of heated debates, many nations withdraw from the organization as the UN tries to keep the peace. At the end of July, the United Nations is disbanded."
  75. This information comes from Chris Avellone's Fallout Bible timeline. According to the Sierra Depot GNN transcript holodisk, which Avellone discards as non-canon, as it was supposedly modified by the Sierra Army Depot soldiers, the UN still existed in 2074
  76. Capital Post Top Stories -- July 27, 2052, Pint-Sized Slasher: More than Myth?
  77. 77.0 77.1 The front page of the Capital Post; Saturday, July 27, 2052.
  78. Capital Post Top Stories -- July 27, 2052, United Nations Disbanded!
  79. The event is mentioned by ZAX 1.2 (ZAX.MSG)in Fallout, while the date is only mentioned in the Fallout Bible timelineverification overdue, remove
  80. Fallout Bible 0: "2053 The socially transmitted "New Plague" arises, killing tens of thousands. The United States closes its borders and the first-ever national quarantine is declared. The source of the plague is unknown, but rumors persist that it is a genetically engineered weapon."
  81. 81.0 81.1 Mentioned in a conversation with ZAX in Fallout
  82. Fallout Bible 0: "2054 ZAX 1.0 goes on-line, developed by Vault-Tec. Initially a prototype of some of the systems designed to govern the vaults, it is given to the government to help the Department of Energy collect resource data. Within a year, it is taken by the military for plague and tactical research; one version, ZAX 1.2 is constructed for West Tek (below)."
  83. Fallout Bible 6 Pie in the face section: "2053 ZAX 1.0 goes on-line, developed by Vault-Tec. Initially a prototype of some of the systems designed to govern the vaults, it is given to the government to help the Department of Energy collect resource data. Within a year, it is taken by the military for plague and tactical research; one version, ZAX 1.2 is constructed for West Tek (below)."
  84. Terminal
  85. Fallout Bible 0: "2053 Dec Like an exclamation mark on the end of a very bad year, a terrorist nuclear weapon destroys Tel Aviv."
  86. 86.0 86.1 Tour guide: "Ready for the REPCONN tour, Rocketeers? Courtesy of the fine folks at RobCo, I'll be your guide today on the path of... Scientific. Discovery. In the lead-lined case behind me is a spent radioactive rod from of our old reactors. No need to stand too close, let's move along, shall we? Look here - a row of multi-colored plasma fuels! Careful, they may look safe to drink, but your stomach is the last place they should be. Why the difference in cylinder size? Refining our production methods has resulted in higher yields of fuel over time, that's why! To my right you can see a sample of some old "safety barrels" REPCONN once used to store radioactive waste. Perfectly safe. On my left is an example of a mountain of REPCONN safety barrels some legislators claim are poisoning our environment. Ridiculous. Behind me is our most recent rocket project, which we're keeping under our hats... until "launch," if you'll pardon the expression. And in front of me is a model - not actual size - of the launch dome we are using to send our rockets screeeeaming into orbit. Now these colorful fellows behind me are REPCONN's earliest... experiments in flight. Feel free to read the plaques and learn, Rocketeers! Now for the highlight of our tour! Due to a generous donation from RobCo, this next exhibit showcases the wondrous world of - robots! Around you are the incredible Eyebot, the fearsome Sentry Bot, and the always-helpful Mr. Handy. That helpfulness runs through our whole line! This is the final stop on our tour. This model of our solar system is a small example of where the partnership between RobCo and REPCONN hopes to go. See those little rockets zipping about? They are manned by robots, tirelessly looking for resources to mine on planets beyond our own. And that's it for our tour today, Rocketeers - RobCo and its tiny partner REPCONN thank you! Any further questions, please, feel free to ask."
    (Tour guide's dialogue)
  87. Fallout Bible 0: "2054 January Limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raises fears throughout the world."
  88. Fallout Bible 0: "2054 In light of the Euro-Middle-Eastern conflict and the plague scare, the United States sets Project Safehouse in motion. The project, financed by junk bonds, is designed to create shelters, called Vaults, for the populace in the event of a nuclear war or deadly plague. Construction begins late in 2054 and proceeds rapidly due to advances in construction technology."
  89. Fallout Bible 0: "2055 The West Tek Research Facility starts working on a new virus to kill the New Plague. Their viral research and close ties to the federal government eventually lead to them being chosen for the Pan-Immunity Virion Project twenty years later as well as Power Infantry Armor and laser research."
  90. Fallout Bible 0: "2055 ZAX 1.2 is brought in to regulate conditions in West Tek. It is not part of the Vault-Tec preservation software, so it does not have any orders to protect humanity after the bombs fall. In the meantime, it calmly calculates data and plays chess with the scientists. Many scientists claim that ZAX is a big ol' cheater and draws the game out too much for a computer of his considerable abilities."
  91. Workstation, About the system.: "Welcome to the Integrated Human Resources Management System v2.3, a joint product of the District of Columbia Office of Software Management and the United States Office of Computational Organization, developed through contracts with Computechtron, a division of the Skeks Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Diamond, Inc. Copyright 2256,Quoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png all rights reserved."
  92. 92.0 92.1 Tour bot dialogue file from Van Buren
  93. Terminal, Re: Shipping Error
  94. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.87: "Obadiah Blackhall
    The last descendant of the Blackhalls, a famous (some say infamous) family of wealth in the history of Point Lookout, Obadiah is stubborn and is still entranced by an old book his family once lost. The Blackhall family was deeply involved in the commercialization of Point Lookout in the early 21st century. Constance Blackhall, head of the estate after the New Plague made her an unexpected widow in 2058, cooperated with entrepreneurs from the Isla Negra Realty Company, who had been trying to acquire family real estate unsuccessfully for years. Despite overwhelming local cultural resistance, Isla Negra persistently attempted to bring tourism and modernization to Point Lookout and St. Mary's County."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  95. Fallout Bible 0: "2059 The Anchorage Front Line is established, as the United States increases its military presence in Alaska to protect its oil interests. The Anchorage Front Line causes tensions in the United States and Canada, as the United States attempts to pressure Canada into allowing American military units to guard the Alaskan pipeline."
  96. Fallout Bible 0: "2059 The first artificial intelligence is born. Limited by memory constraints, its expansion is rapidly halted. The discovery paves the way for future AI research in laboratories throughout the United States."
  97. Fallout Bible 0: "2060 Traffic on the streets of the world stops moving. Fuel becomes too precious to waste on automobiles, so alternatives are explored - electric and fusion cars begin to be manufactured, but factories can only make limited amounts. Pressure on fusion research increases."
  98. Fallout Bible 0: "2060 The Euro-Middle Eastern War ends as the oil fields in the Middle East run dry... there is no longer a goal in the conflict, and both sides are reduced almost to ruin."
  99. Fallout intro, date provided by the Fallout Bible timeline.
  100. 100.00 100.01 100.02 100.03 100.04 100.05 100.06 100.07 100.08 100.09 100.10 Vault-Tec Terminal
  101. Pentagon Library Terminal, Report on U.F.O. codenamed "Palandine"
  102. Fallout Bible 0: "2062 Despite quarantine measures, the New Plague continues to spread, fueling national paranoia."
  103. Terminal, Intelligence Report, Yang, Wan (alias)
  104. 104.0 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 New Canaan design document for Van Buren
  105. 105.0 105.1 105.2 105.3 Mentioned in the Fallout manual
  106. Fallout Bible 0: "2063 August The construction of most Vaults completed, except for Vault 13, whose construction finally gets off the ground... heralding a development cycle that seems plagued with problems. Drills begin in the other cities with completed Vaults, but the increasing frequency of the drills has a "cry wolf" effect, and the turnouts for drills trickle off as the years go on."
  107. The Lone Wanderer: "What's your job down here?"
    M.A.R.Go.T.: "My primary function is to maintain security for the Presidential Metro System and ensure the safety of all its passengers. I was installed and activated within the Presidential Metro on April 14th, 2065 and switched on at precisely 5:20am. I have been carrying out this primary function since that inception date."
    (M.A.R.Go.T.'s dialogue)
  108. Fallout Bible 0: "2065 June Due to enormous demands for electricity in the summer of 2065, a nuclear reactor in New York City almost goes critical. The near meltdown brings into effect power rationing, and the term "Hot Summer" is used to refer to the New York incident."
  109. Fallout Bible 0: "2065 August Increasing need for mobility in the United States mechanized cavalry leads the military to focus the efforts on creating a man-based tank - essentially, a two-legged walking armored unit: Power Armor."
  110. Fallout Bible 0: "2065-2067 Power Armor research grows and several prototypes are developed, many of which prove to be unworkable in the field. These prototypes pave the way for future advances in military, construction, and fusion technology."
  111. Fallout 3 E3 trailer
  112. Museum of Technology placard:
    "This flag was recovered from the wreck of the U.S.S. Ebon Atoll, a U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser, sunk off the coast of Alaska in 2066 with all hands lost. The cutting edge vessel's loss was due to a nuclear torpedo strike from the U.S. Navy Submarine, the U.S.S. Interference during the Anchorage Campaign. The submarine mistook the cruiser for an enemy vessel during radio silence and sunk it before obtaining vessel confirmation. This ranks as one of the most tragic disasters in U.S. Naval History since World War II."
  113. 113.0 113.1 Denver design document for Van Buren
  114. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Spring As the oil resources dry up across the globe, China's fossil fuel dependency causes an energy crisis in the nation. China, bordering on collapse, becomes more aggressive in its trade talks with the United States. Unwilling to export oil to China, talks between the United States and China break down."
  115. Sierra Depot GNN transcript
    Note: As the dates do not match what is presented in the game, they have been modified to match current canon.
  116. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Summer Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly thirteen years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  117. Fallout Bible 5: "2066 Summer "Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  118. 118.0 118.1 118.2 118.3 Briefly mentioned in the Fallout Intro with no date. Date is mentioned only in the Fallout Bible timeline
  119. This date for the Chinese invasion of Alaska comes from Chris Avellone's Fallout Bible timeline. According to the Sierra Depot GNN transcript holodisk, which Avellone discards as non-canon, as it was supposedly modified by the Sierra Army Depot soldiers, this happened on October 10, 2077
  120. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Winter In the winter of 2066, China invades Alaska. The Anchorage Front Line becomes a true battleground."
  121. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Winter As a sign of increasing tension between the two countries, Canada proves reluctant to allow American troops on Canadian soil or allow American planes to fly over Canadian airspace. The United States and Canadian tensions rise, but Canada eventually backs down, and US troops pass through Canada. This sets the stage for the Canadian annexation in 2076."
  122. Fallout Bible 0: "2067 The first suit of Power Armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this Power Armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordinanceQuoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States."
  123. 123.0 123.1 123.2 Maxson Bunker design document
  124. Fallout Bible 0: "2069 Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the US draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point. Many Americans refer to Canada as Little America, and Canadian protests are unheard."
  125. Patriot's Cookbook cover
  126. It is originally said to be the last one, but later ones are seen in Fallout 3
  127. Fallout Bible 0: "2069 March Vault 13 is finally completed - it is the last of the Vaults, and drills begin. Due to its late completion, the "cry wolf" effect that hurt the other Vaults is not as pronounced."
  128. Fallout Bible 0: "2070 The first of the Chryslus motors fusion-driven cars are developed. Reassuringly big and American, the limited models carry a hefty price tag but are sold out within days. Many Chryslus plants have long since been converted into making military ordinance.Quoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png"
  129. The Vault Dweller: "{112}{}{Tell me about this installation.}"
    ZAX 1.2: "{117}{}{This installation was established in 2055 as a biological research facility for experimental cures of the New Plague. However, in 2071, this facility was placed under United States military command.}"
    (ZAX.MSG)
  130. Fallout Bible 0: "2072 The United States' increasing demand for Canadian resources causes protests and riots in several Canadian cities. An attempted sabotage attempt of the Alaskan pipeline is all the military needs as an excuse to begin its annexation of Canada... which in fact, had already begun in 2067."
  131. The front page of the Capitol Post; Friday, June 3, 2072.
  132. Capitol Post terminal entries, U.S. to Annex Canada!
  133. The date has been adjusted to match pre-existing information. June 3rd is the date of the annexation being declared, but it wasn't completed until 2077.
  134. Springvale Elementary School, Isabella Proud's camp, and Jury Street tunnels terminals: "Journal-It Software © 2072 PagSoft"
  135. 135.00 135.01 135.02 135.03 135.04 135.05 135.06 135.07 135.08 135.09 135.10 Bloomfield Space Center design document for Van Buren
  136. 136.00 136.01 136.02 136.03 136.04 136.05 136.06 136.07 136.08 136.09 136.10 136.11 B.O.M.B.-001 design document for Van Buren
  137. FEV research
  138. Fallout Bible 0: "2073 Sept 15 As China becomes increasingly aggressive with their use of biological weapons, the United States government felt that a countermeasure was needed. The Pan-Immunity Virion Project (PVP) is officially formed and plans are made to begin experiments at the West Tek research facility in Southern California."
  139. Fallout Bible 0: "2074 Contrary to their claims of seeking only to retake Alaska from the Reds, American Power Armor units, infantry, and mechanized divisions are deployed to China, but they become bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines."
  140. Unified Operating System copyright dates.
  141. REPCONN headquarters terminals
  142. Game's start screen.
  143. 143.0 143.1 143.2 143.3 143.4 143.5 143.6 FEV experiment disk
  144. Fallout Bible 0: "2075 March 21 PVP experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests of the virus on single-celled organisms. Experiments on plant cells are postponed. The pan-immunity virion is renamed FEV - the Forced Evolutionary Virus."
  145. Fallout Bible 0: "2075 May 9 FEV experiments continue at Mariposa with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests on flatworms, the flatworms exhibit increase size and heightened resistance to viral contagions. Experiments with insects have less success, and further experimentation on insects is postponed by Major Barnett."
  146. Fallout Bible 5: "2075 May 9 FEV experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests on flatworms, the flatworms exhibit increase size and heightened resistance to viral contagions. Experiments with insects have less success, and further experimentation on insects is postponed by Major Barnett."
  147. Vault 112 Robobrains "You are 102.3 years overdue."
    (Robobrain's dialogue (Fallout 3))
  148. Fallout Bible 0: "2075 June 30 FEV experiments continue at Mariposa with batch 10-011, with white mice as subjects. Increased size, muscle density, and intelligence are noted."
  149. Fallout Bible 5 Questions: "2075 June 30 FEV experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, with white mice as subjects. Increased size, muscle density, and intelligence are noted."
  150. Fallout Bible 0: "2075 Nov 9 FEV experimentation (batch 10-011) on rabbits is concluded. Increased size, intelligence, and (this time) aggressiveness is noted. Apparently, it was hard to determine whether the flatworms in the previous experiments were angrier and more violent than normal. Frankly, the researchers cannot be blamed for this."
  151. Turret Control System, System Information:
    "RobcOS v.85
    (c)2076 RobCo
    ========================
    | User Log:
    | >> Administrator (RobCoID 2398-H)
    | >> Default Targeting_Param:
    | >>> RobCoIndustries_userGroup
    ========================"
    Note: System information for turret terminals.
  152. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 January 3 A military team under the command of Colonel Spindel is sent to the West Tek research facility to monitor the experiments in the interest of national security. Captain Roger Maxson (the grandfather of John Maxson, the High Elder of the Brotherhood of Steel in F1) is among the team personnel."
  153. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 January 12 Splicing in several new gene sequences into their test virus, dogs are injected with batch 11-101a at Mariposa. Although increased strength was noted, increased intelligence was not."
  154. Fallout Bible 5 Questions: "2076 January 12 Splicing in several new gene sequences into their test virus, dogs are injected with batch 11-101a at West Tek. Although increased strength was noted, increased intelligence was not."
  155. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 January 26 Using batch 11-011, experiments are conducted on raccoons. Same results are noted, but the attempted escape of several infected raccoons causes Major Barnett to terminate the escape... and the test subjects. Two pairs of raccoons, however, are unaccounted for.
    Note: Scott Campbell and Chris Taylor intended these escaped raccoons to form an intelligent animal community NW of the Glow called the "Burrows." This location was never implemented."
  156. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 January The United States annexation of Canada is complete. Canadian protestors and rioters are shot on sight, and the Alaskan Pipeline swarms with American military units. Pictures of atrocities make their way to the United States, causing further unrest and protests."
  157. General Brock's Terminal, General Brock's Report - February 2076
  158. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 April 15 Once all secondary tests and studies are done on the test subjects, all dogs from the batch 11-101a FEV tests at Mariposa are terminated... from a safe distance."
  159. Fallout Bible 5 Questions: "2076 April 15 Once all secondary tests and studies are done on the test subjects, all dogs from the batch 11-101a FEV tests at West Tek are terminated... from a safe distance."
  160. 160.0 160.1 160.2 160.3 160.4 160.5 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named FO4EmployeeNotes
  161. General Brock's Terminal, General Brock's Report - June 2076
  162. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 June Power Armor prototype completed, resulting in the Power Armor players find in Fallout 1. This is the pinnacle of Power Armor technology before the Great War. Many of these units are sent to China, and they begin to carve a swath through the Chinese forces. The Chinese resources are strained to the breaking point, and the supply lines from the nations China has annexed begin to break down."
  163. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 August Food and energy riots begin in major cities throughout the United States. Military units begin to be deployed in cities within the United States to contain rioters, and many temporary jails are constructed. A state of emergency is declared, and martial law soon follows."
  164. Big John's Salvage terminals; John Miller's Terminal, Journal Entry 8/2
  165. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 October 4 At West Tek, fifteen chimpanzees are infected with batch 11-111. The most successful test to date, growth and immunities in the chimpanzees surpass all other subjects to date. The military practically drools over the results. Plans are made in secret to begin testing in small quarantine towns in North America, and the Mariposa Military Base construction is sped up in anticipation of moving the West Tek project to a location under military supervision."
  166. Big John's Salvage terminals; John Miller's Terminal, Journal Entry 9/15
  167. 167.0 167.1 167.2 167.3 167.4 167.5 167.6 Terminal, Delivery Log
  168. Big John's Salvage terminals; John Miller's Terminal, Journal Entry 10/28
  169. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.
  170. The sign of the Gas Station special encounter in Fallout Tactics
  171. Fallout: New Vegas loading screen hints: "The Mister Gutsy model of robot was commissioned by the U.S. Army just before the atomic apocalypse of 2077."
  172. 172.0 172.1 172.2 J.E. Sawyer in Fallout: New Vegas previews
  173. Cut contentIcon cut.png American intelligence report Cut contentIcon cut.png
  174. Terminal, No Clue What These Are
  175. Hoover Dam design document/1
  176. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 7 Major Barnett orders transfer of all FEV research to the newly-constructed Mariposa Military Base, despite objections by the research team."
  177. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 10 Alaska is reclaimed, and the Anchorage Front Line is again held by the Americans."
  178. Capital Post Top Stories -- January 11, 2077, Commies Crushed - Alaska Liberated!
  179. 179.0 179.1 File:FO3 loading screen Capitol Post 1.png
  180. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 22 The first domestic use of Power Armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed. Several soldiers defect from the military both in Canada and the United States. They are captured, and are sent to military prisons."
  181. Capital Post Top Stories -- January 11, 2077, Food Riots Rile Feds
  182. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 February FEV Research is leaked to the world through an unknown source. Protests in many major cities and governments around the world, as well as accusations that the US was responsible for the New Plague. FEV is seen as the threat it is, and serves only to fuel tensions."
  183. Terminal, Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and HELIOS One Mainframe Terminal, ARCHIMEDES Testing
  184. Terminal, Results
  185. HELIOS One Mainframe Terminal, Initial Trials
  186. Terminal, Terminal 1, and Terminal 2, Upcoming Visit
  187. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 March Prepared for a nuclear or biological attack from China, the president and the Enclave retreats to remote sections around the globe and make contingency plans for continuing the war."
  188. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's project terminal, 04-02-2077
  189. Sierra mission statement
  190. General Brock's Terminal, General Brock's Report - September 2077
  191. Vault-Tec regional HQ terminals; Dr. Reid's Terminal, 09/29
  192. Vault-Tec regional HQ terminals; Mr. Davidson's Terminal, 10/02
  193. Vault-Tec regional HQ terminals; Dr. Reid's Terminal, 10/07
  194. 194.0 194.1 194.2 194.3 194.4 194.5 194.6 194.7 194.8 194.9 Captain Maxson's diary
  195. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October Captain Roger Maxson and his men discover that the scientists at Mariposa have been using "military volunteers" (military prisoners who didn't have their brains scooped for use in Brain Bots) as test subjects in their experiments. Morale in the base breaks down, and Maxson executes Anderson, the chief scientist. Not long after this (and in light of the breakdown of the mental breakdown of Colonel Spindel stationed at the base), Maxson's men turn to him for leadership. He shrugs and says "we should quit.""
  196. Vault-Tec regional HQ terminals; Mr. Davidson's Terminal, 10/13
  197. Terminal, 10/15/2077 --- Dillan
  198. Vault-Tec regional HQ terminals; Walter Scott's Terminal, 10/15
  199. Vault-Tec regional HQ terminals; Walter Scott's Terminal, 10/19
  200. Vault-Tec regional HQ terminals; Mr. Davidson's Terminal, 10/19
  201. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 20 Captain Roger Maxson, now in control of Mariposa, declares himself to be in full desertion from the army (via radio)... and nothing happens. Worried, Maxson orders all families stationed outside the base moved inside the Mariposa facility."
  202. Vault-Tec regional HQ terminals; Dr. Reid's Terminal, 10/22
  203. L.O.B. Enterprises Front Desk Terminal, Sent Item: MAN THE DOORS!!
    L.O.B. Enterprises Front Desk Terminal, All Personnel: Caps in Emails
    Security Operations Terminal, Saved Memo - Attn: Security Captain
    Security Operations Terminal, R&D Operations Terminal, and CEO's Terminal, Evacuation Policy #T01
    {{Small|Note: The amount of active military robots that guard the building in Fallout 3.
  204. Skylanes flight 1981 recording
  205. Skylanes flight 1665 final transmission
  206. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 Great War: Bombs are launched; who struck first is unknown... and it is not even known if the bombs came from China or America. Air raid sirens sound, but very few people go into vaults, thinking it is a false alarm. The Vaults are sealed."
  207. Journal of Carrie Delaney
  208. 208.0 208.1 Year: 2077
  209. The Courier: "Can you tell me anything about Mr. House?"
    Raul Tejada: "Just how old do you think I am, boss? Because I can pretty much guarantee I'm older than that. Let me tell you a story from before the Great War: Everybody knew Robert House. He was a genius. A superstar. Founded RobCo at 22, dated Hollywood starlets, the works. They say he saved Las Vegas. I was in Mexico City when the bombs dropped. Even from there, we could see House's defensive rockets shooting down the incoming missiles. Everybody assumed he died in the War. Maybe he did. But his robots are still out there, roaming the Wastes. And now, a Mr. House rules New Vegas."
    (Raul Tejada's dialogue)
  210. The Courier: "What preparations did you make to save Las Vegas?"
    Robert House: "On the day of the Great War, 77 atomic warheads targeted Las Vegas and its surrounding areas. My networked mainframes were able to predict and force-transmit disarm code subsets to 59 warheads, neutralizing them before impact. Laser cannons mounted on the roof of the Lucky 38 destroyed another 9 warheads. The rest got through, though none hit the city itself. A sub-optimal performance, admittedly. If only the Platinum Chip had arrived a day sooner..."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  211. Vault 12 and its inhabitants are seen in Fallout
  212. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 Necropolis Vault [Vault 12] never closes. Once it becomes known that the other vaults have sealed, people within Bakersfield attempt to force their way into Vault 12 to protect themselves and their families."
  213. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 The West Tek research facility is hit by warheads, breaking open the FEV tanks on levels four and five and releasing it into the atmosphere. Once exposed to radiation, it begins to mutate and infect humans and critters in the wasteland and dooming the player character in F1 and F2 to endure hordes of random encounters."
  214. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 The Mariposa Military Base survives, the soldiers and scientists within protected from the radiation and FEV flooding the wasteland."
  215. 215.0 215.1 215.2 215.3 Mesa Verde design document for Van Buren
  216. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 25 Two days later at Mariposa, a scout in Power Armor (Platner) is sent out to get specific readings on the atmosphere. He reports no significant radiation in the area surrounding the facility."
  217. Maxson log
  218. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 27 After burying the scientists in the wastes outside of Mariposa, the soldiers seal the military base, then head out into the desert, taking supplies and weapon schematics with them. Captain Maxson leads his men and families to the government bunker at Lost Hills. (This event was called the "Exodus," and the surviving soldiers went on to eventually form the Brotherhood of Steel.)
    Note: Although Maxson's points in his holodisk indicated that civilian personnel (presumably families of the scientists or other civilians not associated with the military) were to remain at the base, whether they did or not is unknown."
  219. 219.0 219.1 Factory terminals; Foreman's Terminal, 3) Incoming?
  220. Year: 2077: "Black rain falling outside. Geiger jumping. Should let it kill me but bottling water from back of cave all the same."
  221. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 Nov Captain Maxson, his men, and their families, arrive at the Lost Hills bunker a few weeks later, suffering many casualties along the way, including Maxson's wife (but not his teenage son). The Lost Hills bunker becomes the HQ of the Brotherhood of Steel the Vault Dweller finds in Fallout 1."
  222. 222.0 222.1 222.2 Cabbot's dialogue: "{226}{Cab_64}{Oh, well, in the Exodus, the Brotherhood split into two groups. The group that broke away robbed the others of some of the weapons an-and they went south. Then about ten years ago we sent out knights to look for them and all they found was ruins. No one knows what happened.}"
    "{1012}{}{Exodus}" (The Vault Dweller)
    "{1111}{Cab_64}{Oh, well, in the Exodus, the Brotherhood split into two groups. The group that broke away robbed the others of some of the weapons an-and went southwest. About ten years ago, we sent out knights to look for them, but all they found was ruins. No one knows what happened.}"
  223. 223.0 223.1 Fallout Bible 0 timeline (without factoring in corrections, check neighbouring references for updates if the date in the source does not match the article).
  224. Croup Manor terminals; Theodore's Personal Terminal, Journal Entry: 1/15/78
  225. 225.0 225.1 225.2 Year: 2078
  226. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.42: "Super Mutants"
    "The Super Mutants that infest the urban ruin of Washington D.C. originated in Vault 87. Those unlucky enough to have reserved space in Vault 87 soon found themselves forcefully taken to a secure part of the vault, where they were locked in airtight chambers and exposed to a concentrated form of the F.E.V. The Overseer and his security force had no real idea what to expect; they were simply following the "plan." When the exposed vault dwellers started transforming into Super Mutants, nearly the entire vault population had been exposed. Those who hadn't yet metamorphosed knew what was coming, and, well...it didn't end well for humanity.
    The dwellers of Vault 87 were turned into Super Mutants in 2078, and have been a presence in the Capital Wasteland ever since. Most of those original Super Mutants have long since been killed. But whether it's because of the nature of the F.E.V. they were exposed to, or a simple underlying human instinct, the Super Mutants of the Capital Wasteland are obsessed with the preservation of their own species. Super Mutants are asexual and incapable of procreation, so their only way of reproducing is to kidnap other humans, drag them back to the Vault 87 chambers, and infect them with F.E.V. And so they have done, for nearly 200 years.
    Super Mutant society is loosely hierarchical, with the weaker (most recently transformed) Super Mutants generally giving way to the stronger. The Super Mutant hierarchy, as defined by the Capital Wasteland contingent of the Brotherhood of Steel, is as follows: Grunt, Brute, Master, and Behemoth. Generally speaking, the Super Mutants of the Capital Wasteland get bigger, stronger, and dumber as they age. The Behemoths are so strong and savage that they’re the only thing feared by the other Super Mutants."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  227. January 26, 2077 -- Little Lamplight!
  228. Croup Manor terminals; Theodore's Personal Terminal, Journal Entry: 2/2/78
  229. Fallout Bible 0: "2080 The first effects of the virus are seen in the survivors. Widespread mutations occur with animals and humans alike. Those that survive the effects of the mutations are permanently changed by the virus. New species are created almost overnight."
  230. Blackfoot Tribe design document for Van Buren
  231. Vault 95 terminals; Private Terminal, Your Orders
  232. Vault 95 terminals; Private Terminal, Entry 10/23/2082
  233. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.358-359: "[5.15] VAULT 95
    Gunners have overwhelmed the vault dwellers here and are utilizing this location for purposes other than those originally intended. You are encouraged to remove these threats. Beware of Assaultrons. Battle your way through the open vault door and reach the elevator to enter the vault’s interior."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  234. Year: 2083
  235. Fallout Bible 0: "2083 Summer The city of Necropolis founded by the ghoul survivors of Vault 12 (and the US citizens that fled to Bakersfield when the bombs fell)."
  236. Year: 2084
  237. Fallout Bible 0: "2084 Spring Set takes control of Necropolis, wresting control from the original Overseer. The Vault 12 Overseer, not willing to take a dirtnap, is driven north and history loses sight of him."
  238. Museum of Technology placard:
    "This is a scaled model of a prototype military transport vehicle being developed by the U.S. Military. The XVB02 "Vertibird" is a VTOL ("Vertical Take Off and Landing") craft with an extremely durable armored fuselage and can be armored with a variety of offensive weapons and defensive countermeasures. This is the most advanced aircraft of its kind ever developed, and the military hopes to press them into service by 2085."
  239. Fallout Bible 0: "2090 Vault 29 opens. Harold (now human) sets out to make his fortune as a trader, making the circuit around the survivalist communities in the wasteland."
  240. Fallout Bible 5: "2090 Vault 29 opens. Harold (currently human) sets out to make his fortune as a trader, making the circuit around the survivalist communities in the wasteland."
  241. Fallout Bible 0: "2091 Vault 8 opens, and they use their GECK to create fertile ground for their city. This eventually becomes Vault City."
  242. The Chosen One: "....."
    Joanne Lynette: "{272}{lyn031}{We exited the Vault 120 years ago and, with the help of our Eden kit, began construction of Vault City. Ten years later, the Overseer retired and a Council of Citizens was established. The Council appointed the initial First Citizen.}"
    The Chosen One: "{275}{}{120 years ago? That was 70 years before the Vault Dweller stopped the Master. This can't be the vault I'm looking for.}"
    (Vclynett.msg)
  243. Fallout Bible 0: "2092 LA Vault opens, the Boneyard is founded and attracts survivors."
  244. Fallout Bible 0: "2092 Dr. Richard Moreau is exiled from Vault City for murder. The circumstances surrounding the murder are unknown, but he changes his last name to Grey and heads south."
  245. Fallout Bible 0: "2093 The Hub is founded by a man named Angus, who sets up camp around a filthy oasis in the desert, and he proceeds to begin trading with other settlements."
  246. Year: 2095
  247. Fallout Bible 0: "2096 Harold rises to the level of a caravan boss in the Hub. His caravans suffer occasional attacks in the wastes, but Harold's caravan outfit survives and prospers... until the mutant attacks begin to pick up a few years later."
  248. 248.0 248.1 Year: 2096
  249. 249.0 249.1 BEWARE - A VENGEFUL SPIRIT STALKS THESE CANYONS holotape
  250. Year: 2096 (II)
  251. Year: 2097
  252. 252.0 252.1 252.2 252.3 252.4 Viper design document by Scott Campbell, from Fallout Bible 6verification overdue, remove
  253. Joanne Lynette's dialogue: "{272}{lyn031}{We exited the Vault 120 years ago and, with the help of our Eden kit, began construction of Vault City. Ten years later, the Overseer retired and a Council of Citizens was established. The Council appointed the initial First Citizen.}"
  254. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 May 22 Increasing mutant attacks on Harold's caravans cause Harold to get so pissed he finances one of the first adventuring parties of Fallout to try and find out where these dagnab mutants are coming from. Consulting with a scientist and doctor at the Hub, a man by the name of Grey, the two of them decide to join forces."
  255. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 June 23 Richard Grey's Expedition [including Harold] finds the Mariposa Military Base and the Expedition is scattered and defeated by mutants at the base. Grey is knocked into one of the vats of FEV by a robotic arm, and Harold is knocked unconscious, only to awaken later out in the wasteland."
  256. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 June 27 Harold, already mutating, is found by traders and taken back to the Hub. His former caravan partners and employees, horrified by his condition, abandon him and he is soon left without even two bottlecaps to rub together."
  257. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 July Richard Grey, now horribly mutated by the virus, crawls from the Vats covered with FEV and in terrible pain. Barely able to think or perceive his surroundings, he crawls into the Vat control room and begins his audio log. He fades in and out of consciousness, sometimes for days or weeks at a time."
  258. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 July-Nov Richard Grey begins to acclimate to his condition, and begins his first tests of animals by exposing them to FEV. These experiments and his growing awareness lay the foundation for his plans for the Unity and the master race. He takes the name, "the Master.""
  259. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 Nov The first human victim wanders into Mariposa, and Grey consumes him."
  260. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 Dec Grey continues his experiments on wanderers that enter Mariposa... with no success. The creations are flawed (due to the radiation counts in their bodies), making them big but incredibly stupid, and Grey consumes them rather than letting them live."
  261. Fallout Bible 0: "2103 January The Master discovers the problem with the influence of radiation on his mutations, and he begins to choose his subjects more carefully. The first classic super mutants are born, butt-scratching animations and all. He begins his plans to build an army."
  262. Fallout Bible 0: "2103-2130 Throughout this period, the Master begins slowly gathering test subjects, willing or unwilling, from local human stock. The Great Winter of 2130 and the scarcity of human subjects make building his army difficult."
  263. Year: 2108
  264. Institute food packet seal.
  265. Year: 2113
  266. Fallout Bible 0: "2120 Angus rules over growing Hub and establishes himself as governor."
  267. Fallout Bible 0:
    Fallout Bible 3 Timeline repair: Second strike: "2141 Spring Vault 15 opened."
    Note: This date is incorrect and does not follow, as Shady Sands is specifically stated to have been founded by Aradesh's ancestor in the game. If it was founded in 2141, then Aradesh would be the founder. There is also no mention of the people of Shady Sands coming out of a Vault, which is inconsistent with the relatively recent founding date. Finally, as the Vipers, Jackals, and Khans emerged out of Vault 15 together, it's impossible for them to raid the Hub in 2125, sixteen years before their emergence. Given that Katrina specifically states the opening took place during her lifetime (and she's sixty years old), 2121 is the estimated moment of opening.
  268. Fallout Bible 0:
    Fallout Bible 3 Timeline repair: Second strike: "2141 Winter Raiders begin to form in the region as food supplies run low. The Khans and the Vipers begin terrorizing local settlements."
    Note: This date is incorrect and does not follow, as Shady Sands is specifically stated to have been founded by Aradesh's ancestor in the game. If it was founded in 2141, then Aradesh would be the founder. There is also no mention of the people of Shady Sands coming out of a Vault, which is inconsistent with the relatively recent founding date. Finally, as the Vipers, Jackals, and Khans emerged out of Vault 15 together, it's impossible for them to raid the Hub in 2125, sixteen years before their emergence. Given that Katrina specifically states the opening took place during her lifetime (and she's sixty years old), 2121 is the estimated moment of opening.
  269. Fallout Bible 0:
    Fallout Bible 3 Timeline repair: Second strike: "2122 Spring Shady Sands founded, wall erected against the raiders."
    Note: This date is incorrect and does not follow, as Shady Sands is specifically stated to have been founded by Aradesh's ancestor in the game. If it was founded in 2141, then Aradesh would be the founder. There is also no mention of the people of Shady Sands coming out of a Vault, which is inconsistent with the relatively recent founding date. Finally, as the Vipers, Jackals, and Khans emerged out of Vault 15 together, it's impossible for them to raid the Hub in 2125, sixteen years before their emergence. Given that Katrina specifically states the opening took place during her lifetime (and she's sixty years old), this is the estimated moment of opening.
  270. The Vault Dweller: "{108}{}{Tell me a bit about the town.}"
    Jarvis: "{111}{}{Well, Shady Sands was founded by a great ancestor of our current leader, Aradesh. He could tell you more of the story. We have a well and irrigation, so we do well for ourselves.}"
    (JARVIS.MSG)
  271. Year: 2123
  272. 272.0 272.1 Year: 2124
  273. Fallout Bible 0: "2125 Winter Angus is murdered. Hub is thrown into chaos."
  274. Fallout Bible 0: "2126 A band of merchants seizes the water tower in the Hub. They demand anyone wanting water must pay a toll. The Great Merchant Wars begin"
  275. 275.0 275.1 Fallout Bible 0: "2126-2128 The Great Merchant Wars are fought, the Water Merchants seal up the town, but are outnumbered. A man named Roy Greene (Justin Greene's grandfather) makes the peace and negotiates a settlement. The Hub's Central Council is formed, composed of two representatives from each of the Hub caravan companies. A long period of indecisiveness and meetings maintain the status quo in the Hub."
  276. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.42: "Vault Dwellers
    Vault 101 was actually part of an unscrupulous social experiment. All of the other Vaults were intended to be opened at one point or another when the "all clear" signal was sent from Vault-Tec or the appropriate regulatory agency, and this indeed, did transpire, with almost universally horrific results. But Vault 101's secret plans were different: The doors were never scheduled to open. Ever. In fact, the Vault was supplied with just the type of equipment it would need to keep functioning indefinitely-like spare parts for the water processor. But this was just the beginning:
    The true experiment was even more devious and cunning. Although Vault 101 was about testing the human condition when a Vault never opened, this was only the first part of the plan. The "actual" experiment went far beyond that, and a select few knew the true nature; that this was to test the role of the Overseer. While the Overseer was able to interact (and even visit) the outside world via radio transmissions, and a secret tunnel from his sealed office, the rest of the inhabitants faced a much more dismal future: As far as they knew, Vault 101 was never sent an "all clear" signal, and faked radio transmissions described a nuclear-ravaged world gone mad, with absolutely no hope of existence outside of a Vault. The radio transmissions were actually recorded before the bombs even fell, and in many cases described a world even more horrible than the reality of the nuclear wasteland. The Vault 101 Overseer, like his counterparts in the other Vaults, was actually a planted Vault-Tec operative whose job it was to control the experiment from the inside.
    Aside from keeping up this ruse, the Overseer's other important role was to reinforce to the dwellers of Vault 101 that the outside world would never be habitable again, and that their only salvation was in the Vault. The Overseer prevented anyone from leaving the Vault, and made sure the Vault dwellers received their regular "transmission" from the outside world. People entered Vault 101 in 2077, just before the bombs fell.
    The Overseer died of natural causes 50 years later (in 2127), at the age of 84, after grooming a subordinate to continue the clandestine plan. The new Overseer led his people according to the same isolationist doctrine preached by his predecessor, but also attempted to garner as many senior Vault Dwellers to become complicit in this plan as possible. By 2277, the descendants of the Overseer had an entire generation of Vault Dwellers who were playing along with this plan, keeping the secrets from their children.
    The Overseer and his cronies continued to receive periodic information from the outside world, while those not in the know were told that things had gotten so bad that whoever was sending transmissions was no longer able to do so; reinforcing the thought that leaving the Vault was sheer suicide. The final piece of this grand experiment only truly began when the Vault Dwellers living in blissful ignorance finally realized the world outside could be accessed, and there was a possibility of life above ground. The experiment only really commenced when the Vault 101 door first opened, and a young dweller fled into the light."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  277. Fallout Bible 0: "2130 The Great Winter occurs."
  278. 278.0 278.1 The Vault Dweller: "{104}{}{What is it you do here?}"
    Gabriel: "{109}{}{We manufacture weapons and ammunition. We've been at this for the last 30 years. But the last 10 have been hell.}"
    (GABRIEL.MSG)
  279. Fallout Bible 0: "2131-2135 The Master begins ordering his super mutants to gather human stock from caravans. For many years, the caravan disappearances are blamed on monsters in the desert, and even when the abductions begin to occur on Hub caravans, the deathclaws are blamed. The super mutant army grows."
  280. Fallout Bible 0: "2135 Elder Roger Maxson dies of cancer, and his son, already an accomplished soldier, takes up the role of "General" (Elder) within the Brotherhood of Steel. John Maxson becomes a member of the Paladins, showing tremendous promise as a soldier."
  281. Fallout Bible 0: "2137 Master's begins to mass-produce super mutants. Only about one in six or one in five attempts are successful, and of these successes, only half seem to last to go on to be part of his growing army, called the Unity."
  282. 282.00 282.01 282.02 282.03 282.04 282.05 282.06 282.07 282.08 282.09 282.10 282.11 282.12 282.13 282.14 282.15 282.16 282.17 282.18 282.19 282.20 282.21 282.22 Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.458: "Important Dates
    2196 Tandi (Aradesh's daughter) is unanimously elected President by the NCR council. Her popularity is to prove enduring: she will continue to serve in office until her death in 2248, at the age of 103.
    2242-2243 The events of Fallout 2 take place.
    2248 President Tandi takes ill and dies at the age of 103. Her presidency has lasted 52 years. Vice-President Joanna Tibbett assumes office.
    2253 President Tibbett is removed from office by a vote of no confidence following her "timid" response to the massacre of 38 NCR citizens at the hands of Mojave raiders. Her replacement, President Wendell Peterson, orders three battalions of NCR infantry into the Mojave.
    2270 The extirpation of tribals in the area of present-day Bullhead City is complete. "The Pacification of the Mojave," as it comes to be known, makes General Aaron Kimball a national hero.
    2272 The NCR's Mojave outpost is established.
    2273 Aaron Kimball retires from the NCR military and runs for office as one of Hub's political representatives (or "governors," as Hub idiosyncratically calls them). Less than two months into his term, Wendell Peterson is voted out of office and Aaron Kimball becomes the NCR's next President.
    2274 NCR forces move east and occupy Hoover Dam. The NCR reluctantly signs the Treaty of New Vegas recognizing Mr. House and his stewards, the Three Families, as the rightful owners of the Strip. The Strip opens for business.
    2275 Camp McCarran is established as NCR Headquarters in the Mojave. Sporadic fighting begins with the Mojave Brotherhood of Steel. The NCR government withdraws official support from the Followers of the Apocalypse and founds The Office of Science and Industry.
    2274 Hoover Dam restarts and the Strip blazes with light. The first trickle of privileged, curious NCR citizens visits the Strip.
    2276 Conflict with the Brotherhood of Steel escalates, culminating in decisive victory at HELIOS One. The Mojave Brotherhood is considered "neutralized."
    2277 Fallout 3 begins.
    2277 Legion forces under the command of the Malpais Legate fail to wrest control of Hoover Dam from the NCR. Despite heavy casualties, the NCR's victory is celebrated back home.
    2278 Following the abduction and killing of four soldiers, NCR troops assault the Great Khans' settlement at Red Rock Canyon and massacre several dozen men, women, and children. This event goes unreported in NCR press.
    2281 Fallout: New Vegas begins."
    Note: the Guide erroneously states that Red Rock Canyon, rather than Bitter Springs, was attacked by the NCR.
  283. Fallout Bible 0: "2140 Decker forms Underground in the Hub and starts pulling strings."
  284. The Courier: "How long have you been in business?"
    Alice McLafferty: "The Crimson Caravan Company has been in business for over 130 years. We're partially responsible for the progress in the NCR."
    (Alice McLafferty's dialogue)
  285. Fallout Bible 0: "2152 As their influence slowly spreads throughout the wastes, the Master finds humans, doomsday cultists, and rather than dip them in the vats, he demands their obedience as spies - their leader is a man named Morpheus, and he pledges his followers to the Master. Morpheus and his cultists form the future core of the Children of the Cathedral."
  286. The Courier: "What is this place?"
    Vendortron: "This is the New Vegas branch of the Gun Runners, supplying the wasteland with only the finest armaments since 2155."
    (Vendortron's dialogue)
  287. Fallout Bible 0: "2155 John Maxson's father dies in a raid by the Vipers. Expecting the raiders to break and run, Maxson doesn't take into account the religious ferocity of the Vipers (or their poisoned weapons), and when a single arrow nicks him with his helmet off, he dies within hours. John Maxson takes up the role of Elder, and Rhombus becomes the new head of the Paladins."
  288. Fallout Bible 0: "2155-2156 After capturing a caravan of strange-garbed travelers (vault dwellers), Master learns the location of the Boneyard Vault, the future site of the Cathedral. He conquers the inhabitants and sets up operations there, and the human cultists begin to use the Vault as their powerbase. Within the Vault, the Master learns of other Vaults, and realizing their human occupants are ripe for transformation, begins to send out patrols to Vault locations in search of these other Vaults."
  289. Fallout Bible 5: "2155-2156 After capturing a caravan of vault dwellers, Master learns the location of the Boneyard Vault, the future site of the Cathedral. He conquers the inhabitants and sets up operations there, and the human cultists begin to use the Vault as their powerbase. Within the Vault, the Master begins to send out patrols to Vault locations in search of these other Vaults."
  290. Lily Bowen's birth date (2078) and stated age (75) when leaving the Vault. Amended to fit the established timeline.
  291. Fallout Bible 0: "2156 The Master sees advantages in establishing a benevolent "religion," the Children of the Cathedral, and using them as spies in settlements throughout the wastes. Missionaries from the Children of the Cathedral spread slowly across the wasteland, acting as eyes and ears for Morpheus and the Master."
  292. Fallout Bible 0: "2157 The Master learns the location of the Bakersfield Vault, Vault 12, and sends a detachment of super mutants there to seize the vault. Many ghouls are snapped like twigs in the attack, and Set finally parleys with the super mutants, telling them that the ghouls are the Vault survivors the super mutants are looking for. The super mutants, angered at failing to find an intact Vault, set up a small garrison at the watershed to watch the inhabitants and insure Set's... cooperation in the war to come."
  293. The Vault Dweller: "{112}{}{What's so bad about Adytum supplying you with your materials?}"
    Gabriel: "{113}{}{At first it was fine. They supplied us with raw materials, we manufactured and sold the weapons. Then 3 years ago Zimmerman hired some mercenaries to help protect Adytum from the deathclaw and the odd random attack by raiders. Those Regulators are cold hearted bastards and are squeezing us for all we have. We make the guns and they get rich off of it.}"
    (GABRIEL.MSG)
  294. Fallout Bible 0: "2161 October A Brotherhood of Steel patrol comes across a dead super mutant in the badlands. They take the corpse back to the Scribes, and Head Scribe Vree begins her examinations of the super mutant."
  295. Fallout Bible 0: "2161 Dec 5 Fallout 1 Begins: Vault Dweller is kicked out of Vault 13 to find a replacement water chip."
  296. Fallout Bible 0: "2161 Dec 15 Vault Dweller discovers Shady Sands. Meets Tandi, and Ian, who joins the Vault Dweller in searching for the water chip."
  297. Fallout Bible 0: "2161 Dec 30 Vault Dweller recruits Dogmeat in Junktown."
  298. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 January 17 Vault Dweller reaches the Hub and negotiates with the Water Merchants to deliver water to Vault 13, buying the Vault some time."
  299. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 February 13 Vault Dweller recovers the water chip in Necropolis. Ian is killed by a super mutant and reduced to a cinder, ending his tendency to shoot the Vault Dweller in the back with SMG bursts."
  300. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 March 3 Vault Dweller kicks the Master's ass."
  301. Fallout Bible 4: I am wrong. Most ghouls were forced to leave Necropolis, leading to the Great Migration across the wastes.
  302. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 April 20 Vault Dweller destroys the Military Base. Dogmeat dies defending his master."
  303. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 May 10 Fallout 1 Ends: Vault Dweller returns to Vault 13, only to be told "you're a hero, and you have to leave." Some members of the Vault (led by Lydia, the head of the "return to the surface" faction, and including her supporters, Theresa and Lyle) follow soon afterwards."
  304. Fallout Bible 0: "2165 May 12 Vault Dweller removes the Vault suit and from this day forward, never wears it again."
  305. Fallout Bible 6#Pie in the face section: "2162 May 12 Vault Dweller removes the Vault suit and from this day forward, never wears it again."
  306. Fallout Bible 0: "2165 July 10 Vault Dweller heads North with a small group of Vault-dwellers and wastelanders and founds the small village of Arroyo."
  307. Fallout Bible 6 Pie in the face section: "2162 July 10 Vault Dweller heads North with a small group of Vault-dwellers and wastelanders and founds the small village of Arroyo."
  308. Fallout Bible 0: "2167 August 18 Construction of Arroyo completed."
  309. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.458: "Controversy over the Vegas Frontier
    The NCR spread east into Nevada in large numbers just five years ago on a "humanitarian mission" to "bring the light of civilization to the savage wastes of the Mojave." Hoover Dam was the symbol of the expedition-reports from the Followers of the Apocalypse had confirmed that it was still intact as early as 2170-and its occupation by NCR troops in 2274 was a celebrated event. Even more exciting was the restarting of the dam's hydroelectric plant eleven months later, which dramatically improved the access of many NCR citizens to electricity and water."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  310. The Chosen One: "{239}{}{Cleanse the mutants? That sounds a bit drastic. How are you going to do that?}"
    Dick Richardson: "{240}{prs41}{We found a research facility in operational shape about 70 years ago. A former military base that had been used to research a special virus.}"
    (Qhprzrch.msg)
  311. BioScience division report, 2178: "Uhh... This is Doctor Elliott, with the official report for the Directorate from BioScience. The date is, umm, August 2178. I'm pleased to report that, as has been the case during my tenure, crop yields exceed expectations. In point of fact, everything down here is fine... with... one notable exception. Doctor Frederick has informed me that the Directorate has pre-approved research on samples of the FEV virus, which he already has in his possession. Now, I'm not one to question the Directorate... you all know that. I don't even want to know where this came from. But... well, this is troubling. Dangerous, possibly. I will do my best to make sure risks are minimized, but I really do hope that the consequences are understood."
  312. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The Minutemen were formed over a century ago by ordinary people who simply wanted to defend their home, the Commonwealth, from any threat imaginable. Sadly, the group has fallen into disarray in recent years."
  313. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The Minutemen first rose to prominence in the year 2180, when they defended Diamond City against a horde of Super Mutant attackers."
  314. Fallout Bible 0: "2185 Summer At high noon, Marcus and Brotherhood of Steel Paladin Jacob cross paths many, many miles southwest of Broken Hills and punch and shoot each other for a few days. Eventually, they give up, unable to get an advantage over the other. The two start traveling together, arguing over Master and BOS doctrine and whether or not the Master could truly neurolink his biology into the Cathedral computer network."
  315. Fallout Bible 0: "2185 Fall Marcus and Jacob, along with the trail of ghouls, humans, and super mutants, found the community of Broken Hills."
  316. Fallout Bible 0: "2186 New California Republic formed, and a central council is created as a governing body."
  317. 317.0 317.1 Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.41: "New California Republic
    The New California Republic was born from the remnants of the survivors of Vault 15 and the small walled community they founded, Shady Sands. Under the leadership of Aradesh, and with the assistance of the Vault Dweller (who saved Tandi, Aradesh's daughter and a future president of the NCR), the community prospered. Trade routes with other settlements allowed cultural exchange, and a movement to form a national entity gradually took root and won popular acceptance. In 2186, the town of Shady Sands changed its name to "New California Republic" and formed a trial council government to draft a constitution. Four more settlements joined the council, and in 2189 the NCR was voted into existence as a sprawling federation of five states: Shady Sands, Los Angeles, Maxson, Hub, and Dayglow.
    By post-apocalyptic standards, the NCR is a paragon of economic success and good ethical character: political enfranchisement, rule of law, a reasonable degree of physical security, and a standard of living better than mere subsistence are daily realities for it's 700,000+ citizens. Currently, the NCR in a state of transition, with rapid economic growth and a sea change in political leadership endangering its grand humanitarian ideals. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Mojave, where the occupation of Hoover Dam has improved access to electricity and water, but at the cost of straining its budget and embroiling its armed forces in a morally corrosive imperialist project.
    The NCR government's aim is to annex New Vegas as the republic's sixth state. While it already controls Hoover Dam, its treaty with Mr. House and the three families compels it to allot one-fifth of the dam's electrical and water production to local use free of charge. Adding injury to insult, the NCR is locked into protecting New Vegas from invasion by Caesar's legion even as it receives not one cap in tax revenue from the Strip's highly lucrative resort operations. NCR citizens in the Mojave have largely come here for economic reasons, whether as paid citizen soldiers or as prospectors and fortune-seekers."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  318. Fallout canon ending for Shady Sands
  319. Fallout Bible 0: "2186 Spring Jacob moves on, says goodbye to Marcus, then moves on for parts unknown."
  320. Fallout Bible 0: "2188 October 2 Vault Dweller has a daughter (who becomes the Elder in Fallout 2)."
  321. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 10.1.4.
    We have crash landed north of a camp occupied by Super Mutants. We believe these to be remnants of the Master's army as encountered by the first Vault Dweller. Although the archives mentioned that some of these Super Mutants might actually be friendly, we found little to like about these ones, especially the chief.
    The leader of this camp went by the name of Gammorin. We were set upon by his patrols soon after we pulled ourselves from the wreckage. Bound and gagged, the mutant guards dragged us back to their camp. Fully half of us had been killed by the crash, and now less than half of that survived the treatment of our mutant captors.
    We were scheduled to be killed for the amusement of Gammorin. It was not hard to see that several of the Super-Mutants were unhappy with this. In fact, I was amazed to discover that they were not as savage as I had been previously lead to believe.
    I challenged Gammorin to single unarmed combat. It was to the death. There could be no other outcome in my mind. If I die, it will in combat."
    Note: Later entries date this one as happening two years before the game's events take place, ie. 2197 - 2 years.
  322. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 0.0.1.
    I am awake.
    To tell the truth, I remember little of the battle. The gash on my head, along with multiple fractures and breaks, paint an adequate picture. However, the mutants are now expecting me to lead them since I laid Gammorin to rest. I will record more later. I fear my brain has been set awry by the fight. I will try to rest until I can think clearly."
  323. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 0.5.8.
    The Super Mutants are a simple but good people. While considered stupid by many, they show a loyalty stronger than I have seen in many humans. They live life the only way they know how.
    I have begun to organize these Mutant forces with the handful of fellow humans who survived the crash. I have recovered physically but I find myself prone to mysterious fits of anger and depression. But much worse are the hallucinations."
  324. Sir Latham's journal: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 1.4.5.
    Today is a day filled with absolute horror.
    Only one mutant returned from a scouting trip that was ten soldiers strong. He staggered back to camp and collapsed without a sound. He died in my arms while trying to hold back the blood pouring from his mouth.
    Before I had a chance to close his eyes, the menace was upon us! Metallic death machines entered the camp undetected by my sentries! I have never seen creatures such as this before, but they seemed unstoppable. It was only the sheer power and, more importantly, our numbers that allowed us to defeat these three machinations of death.
    Our losses were staggering."
    Note: The date format is y/m/d, basing on other entries. Since the start date was not January 1st, but January 5th, the date has been adjusted.
  325. Fallout Bible 0: "2196 Tandi unanimously elected President of NCR by the NCR council. As expected, she proceeds to do a kick-ass job."
  326. Fallout Tactics
  327. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 2.4.2.
    My scouts engaged an enemy today. The sound of chain guns and explosions hasting my steps. What I observed in that fight changed me to the core of my being.
    My mutant scouts were engaged by a Brotherhood patrol. For the first time in my life, I was frozen in battle.
    I watched, curious even, tribal looking Brotherhood soldiers laughing manically as they cut down my new companions.
    My mutant companions, who dedicated their life to me as their leader. I lifted my weapon then, and fired again and again.
    When it was over, with Brotherhood corpses littering the ground, my head suddenly cleared. I now know my purpose and, more importantly, I finally know who I am.
    I am Gammorin - sworn enemy of the Menace from the West."
  328. Fallout Bible 0: "2198 Enclave works on various new technologies, including Power Armor variations. None of these are much of an improvement over the conventional old school Power Armor, and some are actually worse."
  329. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.457: "Equality"
    By law, the NCR prohibits persecution and discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or religious belief (so long as said religion does not advocate violence). Legal protection of Ghouls and other mutants was added in 2205, though enforcement of these rights has been spotty. For the most part, the NCR's practices live up to its ideals, but there has been some retrenchment since the death of President Tandi. Aaron Kimball's popularity was amplified by a reactionary undercurrent, especially among males, calling out a need for a "strong man" to lead the NCR forward. In the years since Kimball took office, male military officers have been promoted disproportionately to females, and discourse arguing the differences between males and females has reappeared."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  330. Fallout Bible 0: "2208 January 16 After writing the F2 manual memoirs, Vault Dweller vanishes from Arroyo and is presumed dead. The Vault Dweller leaves the Vault Suit behind, folded on the bed. Some say the Vault Dweller was taken by the sky spirits, others say that the Vault Dweller felt it was time to move on and leave the Elders to guide Arroyo to its destiny."
  331. Fallout Bible 0: "2208 February 2 The One-Moon (Month) Cycle of mourning for the Vault Dweller ends, and activity in Arroyo begins to return to normal."
  332. Fallout Bible 0: "2208 February 2 Final training of the Vault Dweller's daughter for the role of village elder begins. She undergoes a great deal of physical training and tutoring in various sciences, mathematics, and, of course, weapon skills."
  333. 333.0 333.1 333.2 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
  334. Fallout Bible 0: "2210 January 31 Vault Dweller's daughter takes her mystic test, a key ingredient of which is several pots worth of hallucinogenic plants from Hakuinn's garden. She runs the gauntlet in the Temple of Trials, using her charm to pass most of the tests after her handgun jams (and is ruined) on the first level. She offers numerous criticisms of the test, resulting in many revisions.
    Note: The broken handgun is the one you see on her table in the opening movie of Fallout 2."
  335. Fallout Bible 0: "2210 February 2 Vault Dweller's daughter ascends to role of Village Elder. She rules with a steady hand, and her wisdom is greatly respected."
  336. Fallout Bible 0: "2215 Under Presidential Order, Enclave scientists begin to work on an upgraded version of Power Armor. Many prototypes are developed and tested."
  337. Fallout Bible 0: "2215 August 1 Congressman Richardson rises to power within the Enclave, aided by pressure from his father, President Richardson."
  338. Fallout Bible 0: "2220 March 5 Congressman Richardson is elected president for the first term of five, through aid and political pressure by his father (President Richardson)."
  339. Fallout Bible 0: "2220 October Enclave scientists develop a reliable version of the Mark II Power Armor. The prototype results (and accidents... and explosions... and deaths) are classified by order of the President Richardson for the sake of morale."
  340. BioScience division report, 2224: "This is Doctor Elliott, reporting for the BioScience division. March 2224. We just received another batch of... subjects... but as my previous report stated, we're at an impasse here. More of the same won't help. I am officially echoing the team's position: the most likely progress for our research on synthetic organics requires new avenues of exploration. The two most promising strains of FEV have been adapted to an ideal state, but... we're still missing something. Additional Commonwealth subjects will not help. It's the same problem across the board: exposure to too much radiation."
  341. Out of Time
  342. The Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about Underworld?"
    Winthrop: "We were driven underground... hrm... almost fifty years ago now. Between the Super Mutants, the beasts, and you crazy humans, it's not safe up there. So we stay down here, out of sight and out of trouble. We get a few smoothskins every so often, but most of us don't trust 'em. You're not gonna give us more reasons not to be trusting, are you?"
    (Winthrop's dialogue)
  343. Nick Valentine: "The Commonwealth Provisional Government. Years back a group of settlements tried to get together and form a coalition. Every settlement with even a hint of clout sent representatives to try and hash out an agreement. Only the Institute sent a representative of their own, a Synth. The man killed every rep at the talks. The Commonwealth Provisional Government was over before it even got off the ground. I took up in town not long after. I was damn lucky they didn't just tell me to scram right then and there."
  344. Nick Valentine: "Course, when I took up there back when, people were just as scared of the Institute as they are now, maybe more. The massacre of the CPG was still pretty fresh in people's minds at that point, and folks were still losing sleep over the Broken Mask. Plenty of people assumed I was just a saboteur, moving in to melt down the reactor or poison the drinking water. But, at the time, they couldn't exactly turn me away."
  345. Publick Occurrences: "Ever since the "Broken Mask" incident of 2229, right here in Diamond City, when the first human-looking synth infiltrated and attacked a group of innocent settlers, we have lain awake in bed at night, terrified of the Institute and everything it represents."
  346. The Courier: "Tell me about the Boomers."
    Robert House: "They occupied Nellis Air Force Base a little over 50 years ago. One of my Securitrons got some video of their arrival - and then... exploded. Odds are they were Vault dwellers. That's everything I know about them, really."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  347. Fallout Bible 0: "2235 The Enclave experiments on deathclaws, attempting to create special fighting units for waging war in hostile environments."
  348. Fallout Bible 0: "2235 While there had already been a small number of ghouls in Gecko at this time, more come to the area, and the town of Gecko is formed. The new influx of ghouls bring scavenged technology and know-how, and the power plant in Gecko becomes operational later that year. Vault City looks upon their new neighbors with growing concern."
  349. 349.0 349.1 Jericho design document.
  350. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 July 20 Enclave scouts discover the remains of the Mariposa Military Base and find it partially destroyed."
  351. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 July-August Enclave scientists and chemical corps scour the remains of Mariposa, while assault squads comb the desert for slaves they can use to mine the military base and get to the Vats. One of the squads includes soldier Frank Horrigan, 25 at the time, recently removed from duty on the President's secret service to take some RNR time in the wastes after some undocumented psychotic blunder or another."
  352. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 August Melchior is captured by an Enclave patrol and becomes part of the slave mining force at the Military Base."
  353. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 Sept Enclave construction crews and super mutant slaves begin excavations. They uncover the FEV virus, and mutations begin to occur in the human workers. Frank Horrigan comes into contact with the FEV and is sent to the Enclave labs for study."
  354. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 October Melchior begins to mutate... but keeps his intelligence and cunning in the wake of the transformation, making him pretty smart for a super mutant. Realizing that the Enclave will kill the super mutants after they get the FEV data, he begins to use his magician talents to secret away weapons for the mutants to defend themselves when the Enclave decides to dispense with them."
  355. Fallout Bible 0: "2236-2238 Horrigan gradually mutates from exposure to FEV, gaining the physique and slow, stupid, single-mindedness of a super mutant. He is kept heavily sedated, operated on, and studied. He is conscious for only brief periods at a time, then quickly sedated after the bloodshed is over."
  356. The Lone Wanderer: "Setting the record straight is exactly my goal."
    Horace Pinkerton: "For that, you have to go all the way back to when remnants of the Naval Research Institute cleared the Mirelurks off this wreck about 40 years ago. We were looking for new lab-space, and this bucket of bolts just happened to have a well-preserved science bay on it. Everything else just grew up around that lab once we got it up and running. The science team was led by one "H. Pinkerton.""
    (Horace Pinkerton's dialogue)
  357. Fallout Bible 0: "2237 January Enclave, having obtained the FEV data, abandons the Military Base site after more mutations occur, causing 2nd Generation Super Mutants to arise - the Enclave leaves a single squad behind to wipe out the super mutants, but the mutants, using armaments they have cached in the base during excavation, reduce the squad to ashes after suffering heavy casualties. The remaining 1st and 2nd Generation super mutant slaves decide to remain in the Base, and the group forms a new community."
  358. Fallout Bible 0: "2238 Harold arrives in Gecko, and (with a lot of shaking of his head) he does his best to help the ghouls with the running of the Nuclear Power Plant."
  359. The Chosen One: "{592}{}{Thomas Moore is a Citizen, and he is the leader of this movement.}"
    Joanne Lynette: "{595}{lyn093}{No. He is not a TRUE Citizen... not anymore. When he came to us two years ago, he seemed everything we would want in a Citizen. But just a year later he... changed. He turned against us.}"
    (Vclynett.msg)
  360. Fallout Bible 0: "2239 January 23 Tests begin to run dry on Frank Horrigan. It is suggested that he be used as a field operative and be used in tests in the wasteland against local populations."
  361. Fallout Bible 0: "2239 March 27 Frank Horrigan is manufactured for his new role. A new version of Power Armor is built to accommodate his mass, and he is sealed inside. After a few horrifically successful field tests, Horrigan becomes the Enclave's solution to numerous sticky problems."
  362. Rivet City historical record
  363. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Goodneighbor was founded in the year 2240, by a group of criminals who were banished from Diamond City."
  364. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Fort Independence was named in 1797, at a ceremony presided over by President John Adams. Before then, it was known as Castle William, and then Fort Adams. Before its destruction in 2240, the fortification served as an apt headquarters for the Minutemen."
  365. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The Minutemen once made their headquarters in South Boston's Fort Independence, also known as "the Castle." That ended when a giant creature rose from the sea decades ago and laid it to waste."
  366. The Lone Wanderer: "Tell me about Argyle."
    Herbert Dashwood: "Argyle was my manservant! Ah, but that’s really just a fancy word for "the guy who saves my sorry skin on a regular occasion." He was a Ghoul, you see. Been around since before the war. We met when I stole his girlfriend, back in ’41. We’d been best friends ever since. We got separated, a long time ago, and never reunited. If you find Argyle out there, somewhere, you be sure and tell me! Okay?"
    (Herbert Dashwood's dialogue)
  367. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.66: "Colin Moriarty
    Moriarty, 50, has been here nearly his entire life. He claims that his grandfather helped found the original settlement a few years after the war. His father used the nearby trade routes to amass wealth, which is used to help secure Megaton. Colin inherited this wealth when his father was killed during a Raider attack when Colin was 14. Colin's first move was to build a fence around the town. Since then, the people have looked to Colin as a benefactor despite his running drinks, Chems, girls, and games out of his saloon. Simms turns a blind eye to Moriarty's activities, because he is acutely aware that the town needs Colin's support and resources."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  368. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 The worst dry season in many years causes a drought in the Northern California area, hurting crops and brahmin in both Arroyo and Modoc."
  369. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 January The first samples of Jet begin to arrive in Redding, courtesy of the Mordino family."
  370. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 February Vault City rejects offers of an alliance with both the Bishop family of New Reno and NCR."
  371. Overseer's Terminal, View Scouting Reports
  372. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 March Raider attacks on caravans to Vault City begin."
  373. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 July 25 Fallout 2 Begins: Chosen One begins his mystic test, descending into the Temple of Trials."
  374. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 July 27 Chosen One leaves Arroyo in search of the GECK."
  375. Script for the scene triggers the encounter on this specific date.
  376. Script triggers the encounter on this specific date.
  377. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.61: "Armitage
    Armitage, 35, is Zimmer's imposing bodyguard. He has little to say and will defend Zimmer to the death. Of course, that's because Armitage is actually a robot, of the same class as the replicant they are searching for. Armitage has the same schedule as Zimmer; he sleeps in the same room and eats the same food—not because he has to, but because he's been programmed to replicate human behavior as closely as possible."
    Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.76: "Harkness
    Rivet City's hard-nosed security chief, 35-year old Harkness is a good guy and a good friend, despite his demeanor. What he doesn't know is that he isn't even human; he's a sentient humanoid robot who escaped from his creators and had his mind wiped. Harkness is extremely fair-minded. He treats Hangar Deck citizens with the same regard as Upper Deck citizens. As a result, he is very well liked by the Hangar Deck residents."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  378. Fallout Bible 0: "2242 May 15 Enclave sends a coded sequence to Vault 13, activating its central computer and declaring that is time to leave the Vault. Martin Frobisher gathers the Vault dwellers together for tutorial movie."
  379. Fallout Bible 0: "2242 May 16 Less than a day later, Vault 13 is opened, only to be greeted by two Enclave verti-assault squads. The squads kill three of the citizens who were "resisting capture," and storm the Vault, kidnapping all the inhabitants."
  380. Fallout Bible 0: "2242 May 17 Enclave animal handlers drop a Deathclaw unit into Vault 13 from a safe distance to kill anyone investigating the Vault and cloak the Enclave's presence. Other Deathclaws are sent into the desert surrounding Vault 13 to check for any escapees or witnesses."
  381. Fallout Bible 0: "2242 Fall Fallout 2 Ends: The Chosen One enters the Enclave using the damaged tanker and destroys the Poseidon oil platform, killing the President of the United States and ending the Enclave's plans for world domination."
  382. The Courier: "Why did you come all the way out here from New Reno?"
    Bruce Isaac: "You don't know Mr. Bishop. He's not like the other bosses up there. He knows the Wasteland like the back of his hand, and he likes to wander it. I knew if I didn't get way the hell away from New Reno, he'd run me down like a dog."
    (Bruce Isaac's dialogue)
  383. 383.0 383.1 Fallout 2 canon endings for New Reno.
  384. 384.0 384.1 384.2 Fallout 2 cannon ending for Myron
  385. Harold appears in Fallout 3.
  386. Redding is a part of the NCR by 2281 (Fallout: New Vegas).
  387. Fallout 2 canon ending for Broken Hills
  388. Fallout 2 canon ending for Marcus
  389. Fallout Bible 5: "The punks on the tanker also survived, and they had a great view of the Poseidon oil rig exploding. They eventually into an uneasy trading relationship with the Shi after the destruction of the Hubologists, and the two groups went on to make San Francisco a major fishing and trading center."
  390. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.461: "Important Dates"
    "2246 The boy, now a young man, sets out to explore the wastes as part of a nine-person expedition. He unearths a cache of literature about the ancient Roman Empire and encounters the historical figure of Caesar."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  391. 391.0 391.1 The Lone Wanderer: "So, you used to be a slave?"
    Hannibal Hamlin: "For 23 years I was a slave, ever since I was 14. Six years ago I managed to escape from my master. He's been hunting me ever since. When I found the head of Lincoln here, I knew it was a sign for me to help other slaves to escape. I founded the Temple of the Union as a safe haven for runaway slaves everywhere."
    (Hannibal Hamlin's dialogue)
  392. 392.0 392.1 392.2 Exploration Database, King Crag
  393. Blackfoot Tribe design document/1 Timeline
  394. Exploration Database, Blue Destiny Brothel
  395. Exploration Database, Destiny Chao
  396. The Lone Wanderer: "You don't actually seem that sad. Why do you want to die?"
    Harold: "I've been literally rooted to this spot thanks to Bob for maybe twenty or thirty years... I can't even remember anymore. Can you imagine being stuck in one place for that long not being able to eat or to read or to sleep or anything? In the meantime, I have these Treeminders bothering me every day about things I don't even care about. I can't stand it anymore."
    (Harold's dialogue)
  397. The Lone Wanderer: "Why do you call yourselves Treeminders?"
    Birch: "We care for this place and keep it safe from those who would seek to exploit it. He gives to us, so we give back to Him. It's an arrangement that's worked well for almost two decades. We shun technology and embrace nature. That's the life of a Treeminder."
    (Birch's dialogue)
  398. Exploration Database, Harmon Jurley
  399. The Adventures of Herbert ‘Daring’ Dashwood and his Ghoul Manservant Argyle
  400. Rollings -- We're done
  401. Exploration Database, Underworld
  402. The Lone Wanderer: "So, how did you end up here?"
    Poplar: "My father was a healer like myself. He had the most curious books I would read about trees and plants and their medicinal properties. Many years later, I heard a rumor about a place such as this. I spent a decade in search of it. I've been in this wonderful place for over fifteen years now."
    (Poplar's dialogue)
  403. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.100: "The Mechanist (Scott "Bean" Wollinski)
    Forty-year-old Scott "Bean" Wollinski was born to simple bean farmers, raised by his father until he was 15, who then sold him to a caravan merchant hoping he would have a better life. He traveled with the caravans for a few years working as an indentured servant. This is where he got the nickname "Bean," because his purchase was paid for with beans. He eventually bought his freedom and settled down in Canterbury Commons, where he lived a life of solitude, hiding in the electronics store, fiddling around with junk. After the AntAgonizer started showing up, he became the Mechanist to protect the town."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  404. The Lone Wanderer: "Why is that a sore subject?"
    Reginald Rothchild: "Much has happened in the 23 years since we left the west coast. Our mission has changed in that time. The changes have not all been pleasant, and have had significant repercussions."
    (Reginald Rothchild's dialogue)
  405. The Lone Wanderer: "What was the Scourge?"
    Kodiak: "It was a Brotherhood operation. They marched in and swept the place clean. Most of the people there were half-mutated, cancerous, vile things. And these people... rape gangs, torture squads... it was pure chaos there. The Scourge is the best thing that could have happened to it. This was way back, before the Citadel was fortified. Part of the early recon after the Brotherhood first arrived in this area. One night, a squad of Brothers led by Paladin Lyons swept into the city from over Mount Wash, tearing apart anyone who stood against them. They were completely outnumbered. And still they razed that place to the ground."
    (Kodiak's dialogue)
  406. The Lone Wanderer: "What about the Brotherhood's history in this area?"
    Elizabeth Jameson: "We first arrived in the Capital Wasteland in 2255. In those first couple of years, we discovered the Citadel, Super Mutants, and Project Purity! Ah, the purifier. What an undertaking. The work your father and his team did was... amazing. The Brotherhood helped protect them, you know. At least for a little while. But we were stretched thin as it was, even back then. We had to pull our forces out. When we did, the place was overrun. I imagine that's when your father left. I... I'm sorry, I wish things had turned out differently."
    (Elizabeth Jameson's dialogue)
  407. The Lone Wanderer: "Which Order do you serve, Squire Bowditch?"
    Bowditch: "I am Proctor of the Order of the Shield. I oversee the others in my Order, and make sure our defenses are up to snuff. Do you know how long it took to fortify these ruins? From the husk of the Pentagon I carved a grand Citadel! No easy task, my friend! Ah, but that was yesterday, when all we had to worry about was those damn Super Mutants. The Enclave, now... That's a different problem altogether..."
    (Bowditch's dialogue)
  408. Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, Constitution of the U.S.A.
  409. The Lone Wanderer: "If he was here, then do you know where he went?"
    Madison Li: "Yes, I do. I told him repeatedly that it's too late, that the project is too far gone to be revived. He insisted he can just pick up where we left off 20 years ago, and said he could prove it to me. So he headed off to the old lab. I advised against it, but he went anyway."
    (Madison Li's dialogue)
  410. The Lone Wanderer: "So, you used to be in charge? How did you end up here?"
    Horace Pinkerton: "That lasted until 'bout 18 years ago, when those ambitious backbiters like Li and her little team showed up. She came in with her big "Purity Project" pipe dream, and my whole staff started working with her, those traitors! She even took my seat on the council. By then, I was glad to leave it behind. But hell if I'm leaving the city I made great!"
    (Horace Pinkerton's dialogue)
  411. The Lone Wanderer: "Do you remember a Mister Crowley?"
    Allistair Tenpenny: "The Ghoul? He's dead. Died twenty years ago. Good riddance too. I hate those shufflers."
    (Allistair Tenpenny's dialogue)
  412. Fallout 3 prologue.
  413. The Lone Wanderer: "Why did you stop working on it? What happened?"
    Madison Li: "You happened. It wasn't just you; we had more problems than we could handle already, but your birth is what finally pushed it over the edge. Your father decided that you were more important than everything we'd been working for, and he left. He left all of us. Once he was gone, the Brotherhood decided we weren't worth their time anymore. Without their protection, we had to abandon the purifier."
    (Madison Li's dialogue)
  414. The Lone Wanderer: "You knew my father?"
    Cross: "I did. And you as well! Long ago, I helped guard the water purifier against the Super Mutant horde. When your father left, I escorted the two of you to Megaton. He was... a noble man. I was saddened to hear of his passing. But from what I've heard, he died with honor. He died for you. I only pray that my own death has such meaning."
    (Cross' dialogue)
  415. The Lone Wanderer: "So, you used to be in charge? How did you end up here?"
    Horace Pinkerton: "That lasted until 'bout 18 years ago, when those ambitious backbiters like Li and her little team showed up. She came in with her big "Purity Project" pipe dream, and my whole staff started working with her, those traitors! She even took my seat on the council. By then, I was glad to leave it behind. But hell if I'm leaving the city I made great!"
    (Horace Pinkerton's dialogue)
  416. The Lone Wanderer: "Wait... what? That was pretty articulate for a robot."
    Sawbones: "I am an unusual robot."
    The Lone Wanderer: "Define "unusual.""
    Sawbones: "Seventeen years ago, a generator in the Citadel overloaded, creating several errors in my artificial intelligence routines. Diagnostics indicate that the limiters placed on my pathways were shorted out, allowing me to gain intelligence beyond the scope of my programming. However, the behavior limiters remain. Therefore it is impossible for me to harm human beings intentionally, much to my regret."
    (Sawbones' dialogue (Fallout 3))
  417. Estimated date based on the Fallout 3 Official Game Guide.
  418. 418.0 418.1 The Courier: "Tell me about yourself, Ambassador."
    Dennis Crocker: "Interested in Politics, huh? Well, grab a seat and get comfortable. I've been in politics quite a while now. Always had the drive to do it, even when I was young. It's just something I was drawn to. I started my career over twenty years ago back in the NCR as the local mayor and worked my way up from there. I managed President Kimball's first run for a seat on the Council. I suppose that's why I have this ambassadorship."
    The Courier: "Interesting, go on."
    Dennis Crocker: "I was elected to this post seven years ago. I'm the third NCR representative to serve here in Vegas. Now, I've had my share of ups and downs along the way, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. That's it. Anything else you wished to know?"
    (Dennis Crocker's dialogue)
  419. The Lone Wanderer: "Could I ask you about Rivet City's history?"
    Bannon: "Why, I practically set this whole place up. When I got here twelve years ago, it was just a handful of dead-enders squatting in a rusted-out rowboat. Now I'm on the council, and with my leadership, we're the strongest settlement in the Wastes! Of course, a few of those dead-enders still stick around, but who'd want to leave?"
    The Lone Wanderer: "Hasn't Rivet City been around for longer than twelve years?"
    Bannon: "Well, yes, but it was hardly anyplace of importance until I arrived on the scene. That's all ancient history now. No one would ever care about it. If you insist on wasting your time on that, you could try that bartending old crone down below, Belle Bonny."
    (Bannon's dialogue)
  420. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.83: "Machete
    One of the fiercest defenders Little Lamplight has ever seen, 19-year-old "Machete" earned her nickname at the age of 7, when she killed a Mole Rat in the caves armed only with a knife the size of her arm. Since then, she has been a bona fide celebrity. When she turned 16, she got disoriented in a dust storm and got lost, eventually arriving at Canterbury Commons instead of Big Town. To this day, she refuses to admit that she went to the wrong place. Dominic in particular saw her potential to provide security for the future of the camp, and after a year of his guidance, she's earned a fair amount of respect from the locals."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  421. President Kimball's speech at Hoover Dam
  422. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.64: "Caleb Smith
    Caleb is 32 and was born a slave. He escaped eight years ago and joined a Raider band. When he heard about Hannibal and the Temple of the Union, he promptly left the Raiders and joined Hannibal. He is the first of Hannibal's followers and has some experience as a stonecutter. Caleb prefers to use melee weapons but knows his way around guns."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  423. Mojave Outpost Monument plaque:
    "In the year 2271, the Desert Rangers of Nevada and rangers of the New California Republic met at this spot to sign the Ranger Unification Treaty. Under this treaty, the Desert Rangers agreed to be absorbed into the NCR in exchange for NCR's protection of Hoover Dam, New Vegas, and southern Nevada against the forces of Caesar's Legion."
  424. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.68: "Derek Pacion
    Derek is small for a 15-year-old and was raised in Canterbury Commons by Louis Pacion and Daisy Roe, a pair of Traders who met and settled down. But when they were killed in separate Raider attacks on their caravans (six years ago for Daisy and three years ago for Louis), Derek was left to his "Uncle Roe," the town keeper. Since then, Derek's been a quiet and morose child. He works around town as a general assistant, but he doesn't really say much unless it's necessary. He harbors a secret crush on Machete but doesn't have the courage to approach her. He devotes much of his free time to reading Hubris Comics."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  425. Galaxy News Radio: "Good golly, Holly. This is the worst thing to happen to our neighborhood since the HOA instituted their mandatory "scavenged rags" dress code. From Rivet City to downtown D.C., the Enclave is on the scene and setting up shop. Children, I don't care if you've ignored every other word that's come out of my mouth for the past five years. Please. Hear me now, and believe. The Enclave, and that includes their Homecoming King, "President" John Henry Eden and his gorilla Colonel Augustus Autumn, are NOT here to help you. Wake up, children the Enclave have a giant truck full 'o Brahmin, and they've been spoon-feeding you the bullshit. These guys are schemers, crooks, and killers, and the sooner you all realize that and stand up to their oppression, the better. That, my friends, is fighting the good fight."
    (Three Dog's dialogue)
  426. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.93: "Reilly
    Growing up in the ruins of Washington D.C. without parents, Reilly encountered a military man who took her in and taught her everything there was to know about combat, tactics, and survival. When he died 12 years later, she carried his body all the way to Arlington Cemetery, and gave him the best military burial she could. Four years ago at 26, she founded Reilly's Rangers, and began a massive mapping exercise. Currently she has suffered severe wounds and is in a coma somewhere near the Ghoul stronghold of Underworld."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  427. The Courier: "Have you always been with the First Recon?"
    Sterling: "Used to be a Ranger... one of the first they sent out east, back before we took the Dam. Observation and reconnaissance. We took the lay of the land, checked out the locals, and kept ourselves inconspicuous. Couple friends of mine were the first to scout the Dam. That was back in '73, if I recall. Lot of those Rangers are dead now. Vegas always chewed men up... it's just a little more literal, nowadays."
    (Sterling's dialogue)
  428. The Courier: "Why did you leave the Rangers?"
    Sterling: "Well... that wasn't really a matter of choice. Got myself caught by Legionnaires, up near Malpais. They had themselves some fun with me... mangled my hands and feet pretty good. Wasn't much good with a pistol after that. Wasn't gonna be trekking across the waste on any more long scouts, either."
    (Sterling's dialogue)
  429. The Courier: "How did you manage to escape Malpais?"
    Sterling: "Caesar's boys figured I wasn't going anywhere, after what they done to me. So they didn't bother tying me up. I crawled out of there on my elbows and knees. Must have looked a sight. Then I rolled down an embankment into the Colorado. Guess I had a mind to drown, rather than give Caesar's boys the satisfaction of killing me. But a couple Rangers happened to be watching from across the river. They jumped on in and pulled me out of there. Lucky break, they said."
    (Sterling's dialogue)
  430. The Courier: "What are your plans for New Vegas?"
    Robert House: "I've resurrected Vegas, spirit intact. What I need now is the ability to enforce my rightful claim. Not just against Caesar's Legion, by the way. In fact, the NCR is a more present and insidious threat."
    The Courier: "How do you intend to enforce your claim on the city?"
    Robert House: "To enforce, one must have force - a position of strength. Years ago, when I detected NCR scouts roaming the Mojave, I could tell from their uniforms that these were no mere tribesmen. I knew it was only a matter of time before an army appeared, to take control of the dam. And I knew my Securitrons wouldn't be enough to oppose them. And so I recruited the Three Families. Vegas belongs to me because I mustered enough strength to bring the NCR to the bargaining table."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  431. The Courier: "How long were you the head of the family?"
    Benny: "Seven years. Took over three days after Mr. House introduced himself. Our chief at the time, mountain of a guy named Bingo, wanted to stay nomadic. I disagreed, so he challenged me to the knife. He looked so surprised when I stuck that knife in his neck. Thought he was so tough, but he was so slow. That's how I made chief. It's how things were back then."
    (Benny's dialogue)
  432. The Courier: "What was your relationship with Benny... back when he was breathing?"
    Robert House: "Benny was the leader of the Chairmen for seven years, ever since I recruited the tribe. I considered him something of a protege."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  433. The Courier: "Why do you care whether Kimball lives or dies?"
    Robert House: "I care because he is a known quantity - not the man so much as the political context he inhabits. Kimball rose to prominence as the "Hero of the Mojave" when he led a campaign of reprisals against tribals who dared to attack NCR citizens. Ordering the occupation of Hoover Dam was his first act of office. As water and electricity flowed to NCR cities, his popularity soared. Conversely, his failure to annex the Mojave these seven years, and the immense costs of occupying a foreign land, have eroded his popular support."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  434. The Courier: "Wasn't the NCR's army big enough to defeat your Securitrons and the Three Families?"
    Robert House: "Indeed it was - and still is. But not without taking significant casualties. Would Kimball and Oliver have traded the lives of hundreds of soldiers for absolute control of Hoover Dam? Oh yes. They weren't afraid of me, they were afraid of Caesar - that attacking me would leave them vulnerable to a Legion offensive. And so they negotiated. Not out of the kindness of their hearts, as they try to make it seem. Because the calculus of power left no other choice."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  435. The Courier: "What were the terms of your treaty with the NCR?"
    Robert House: "NCR forces were permitted to occupy Hoover Dam and establish a military base at McCarran Airport. Well, it used to be one. They recognized my sovereignty over the Vegas Strip and agreed to supply electricity and water once their engineers repaired the dam. Written into the treaty were provisions that the NCR do nothing to prevent its soldiers and civilians from visiting the Strip. That's how I harnessed the NCR to my endeavor. Their occupation has been the engine of my growing economy."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  436. The Courier: "I'd like to know more about the NCR."
    Dennis Crocker: "I can provide a quick history lesson, if that's what you're looking for. In 2274, President Kimball sent the NCR army into the Mojave in force, with the objective of occupying and repairing Hoover Dam. Rangers and army scouts had confirmed that the dam was basically unoccupied and could be restored to an operable condition. Upon arriving at the dam, however, they discovered that a large force of tribals and robots had occupied it. This was our introduction to the Three Families, the Securitrons, and, of course, Mr. House. Using his Securitrons as intermediaries, Mr. House called for parlay. He claimed his forces had occupied Hoover Dam in order to safeguard it for our arrival. And that he was ready to turn it over to us, so long as we could agree to terms. Those terms became the Treaty of New Vegas. The Treaty recognized Mr. House's sovereignty over the Strip and granted us rights to establish military bases at the Dam and McCarran Airport. The NCR is legally permitted to send 95% of the electricity produced by the dam to our home states. The remaining 5% goes to the Strip. The treaty actually makes it illegal for the NCR to prevent its citizens, or troops on furlough, from visiting the Strip. Once on the Strip, our citizens are subject to arrest - or punishment - by House's Securitrons, though that's a rare occurrence. Our troops enjoy a different status. It's illegal for the Securitrons to take action against them. Of course, it's also illegal for our troops to carry firearms on the Strip, so there isn't much trouble they can get into. Our military police does an adequate job of keeping the troops on furlough in line. I don't envy them that task. The embassy was established a few weeks after the Treaty was signed. Basically Mr. House handed us a dumpy little building he had no interest in renovating. I'm the third ambassador to hold this post. And the first, I think, to accept its limitations. My predecessors had ambitions of engineering the annexation of the Mojave. They thought they'd convince Mr. House to join up. I've never even spoken to the man - or whatever he is. Maybe the situation will change once we've beaten the Legion once and for all."
    The Courier: "Go on."
    Dennis Crocker: "Now we mostly just keep track of the NCR citizens and troopers around and make sure they don't get in trouble, but that's Captain Pappas' job. I keep myself busy with paperwork and reports that get sent back to the NCR. It's mostly busy work, but every once in awhile, we make progress."
    (Dennis Crocker's dialogue)
  437. The Courier: "How did you get to be in charge of this place?"
    Robert Joseph MacCready: "It's not that complex. Any kid can say they want to be mayor here. It's just that most don't want to bother with the responsibility of leading. Most of the time, they last until the kids get tired of them, then they get kicked out on their ass by the new mayor. One only lasted 5 minutes. Of course, I've kept this place going strong for three years. To most of these kids, that makes me Mayor For Fucking Life. Fine by me, I say."
    (Robert Joseph MacCready's dialogue)
  438. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.76: "Hannibal Hamlin
    Hamlin is a fanatical Abolitionist, stemming from his 23 years as a slave before he fled his captors. He has spent the last 6 of his 37 years doing everything in his power to help escaped slaves and fight the scourge of slavery. Three years ago, he found Lincoln's head and established the community of Temple of the Union. Each day, Hamlin delivers antislavery speeches to the people of Temple of the Union."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  439. PIP-Boy 3000 date during the Future Imperfect quest.
  440. The Courier: "Where does New Vegas get all its electricity?"
    Robert House: "Hoover Dam, of course. A hydroelectric dam? The NCR had it up and running at 50% capacity within a year of occupying the dam. By treaty, New Vegas receives 5% of its output - more than enough."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  441. The Lone Wanderer: "Tell me more about the Outcasts."
    Bowditch: "It's a rather sad story, I'm afraid. Last year, some of our soldiers had grave disagreements with the decisions of Elder Lyons. Disagreements spiraled out of control, and there was a schism in the ranks. The loyal soldiers practically threw out the dissenters. Now they call themselves the Outcasts."
    (Bowditch's dialogue)
  442. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.42: "Freeside
    Las Vegas wasn't heavily damaged during the Great War, but people didn't immediately "settle" into the remnants of the old city. The various Vault tribes that emerged years later, hunted and fought among the ruins, but it was not until the "return" of Mr. House that they ceased (most) of their hostilities. Mr House directed the tribes to use his sizable quantities of pre-war construction materials to build the crude (but effective) outer walls that separate The Strip and Freeside from the rest of New Vegas. While Mr. House valued the area around Fremont Street, he ultimately viewed it as secondary in importance to the Strip itself and he had a second, inner wall that separated the two areas. When NCR prospectors (and eventually the army) arrived in the region, people typically went straight for The Strip, leaving Freeside (as it had become known by locals) as an informal stopping point. Eventually Mr. House recognized that he could use Freeside as a filter for undesirables, and pulled his favored tribes and all Securitrons into the Strip, leaving Freeside to fend for itself.
    In the two years that followed, Freeside has slowly degenerated into a hostile, lawless den of ne'er-do-wells. For a while, it was completely without order, but two power groups managed to come to an understanding about how the area needed to be maintained. The Kings, formed from the dispossessed remnants of unfortunate tribes, prevent all-out chaos from erupting, but do little to deal with the day-to-day nastiness that Freesiders inflict on each other. The Followers of the Apocalypse, no longer associated with the NCR, settled in the Old Mormon Fort. They receive some protection from the Kings in exchange for help with the community's basic needs (food, water, health services, and some education). Despite the oversight from the Kings and help from the Followers, the people in Freeside live in daily peril... from each other as well as outside forces."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  443. The Courier: "Tell me about the Kings."
    Gloria Van Graff: "Ah, the "rulers" of Freeside. The Kings are a bunch of boys who refuse to grow up, and this is their playground. Their leader seems different, though. The few times I've dealt with him I've been impressed despite myself. Unfortunately, he rarely acts. The Kings believe that everyone in Freeside can do whatever they want, provided they can back it up with force. Which suits us just fine. When we first arrived in Freeside, the Kings protested when we kicked out the original occupant of this establishment. When we reduced several of their members to glowing puddles of goo, their objections vanished. Since then, we've left each other alone."
    (Gloria Van Graff's dialogue)
  444. The Courier: "Yes, what is the task?"
    Edgar Hardin: "Back when we were stationed at HELIOS, our scouts reported that a group was establishing itself in the area as a distributor of Pre-War weapons. Our Elder at the time, Elijah, was too concerned with getting HELIOS running and fending off the NCR, so he ordered us to leave them alone. It's time that we correct that oversight, and show this region that the Brotherhood is still a force to be reckoned with. I want you to visit these weapons dealers, this Van Graff family, and make an example of them. Leave no one alive. When the job is done, report back and I'll arrange for a team to clean up the site and retrieve the weapons."
    (Edgar Hardin's dialogue)
  445. I'm brilliant!
  446. Pinkerton's Private Computer, Android log 1
  447. Terminal
    Note: Schuler has kept a once-a-week log since the end of Operation Sunburst. With the number of logs made, it can be figured out that the log has been going on for five years and the last log is on the anniversary of the battle.
  448. 448.0 448.1 W. Brandice's Terminal
  449. Springvale raider mining log
  450. The Lone Wanderer: "It certainly was an epic piece of work. So, is the final product worth it?"
    Moira Brown: "Oh my... It's brilliant! Even I'm astounded by my genius! No, it's more than that. By OUR genius! I'll share these with the traders, and soon, everyone will know about the Wasteland Survival Guide! But now, the very first copy of our book goes to you. It wouldn't nearly as good without your input. You're the real Wasteland survival guru!"
    (Moira Brown's dialogue)
  451. 451.0 451.1 Afterward
  452. 452.0 452.1 Point Lookout is released after Broken Steel. As the Fallout official site states that Mothership Zeta is "The Vault Dweller's final and most fantastical adventure", this means that the release order of add-ons is the chronological order of Fallout 3 history.
  453. The Courier: "Where do you want me to start?"
    Robert House: "Since 2278, I've lost five roaming Securitrons near Hidden Valley. I didn't receive any clear video of the incidents, but telemetry from the units destroyed indicates they were attacked with energy weapons. It's obvious that the Brotherhood has a base in Hidden Valley or thereabouts. Finding it won't be easy, but getting inside will be the real trick."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  454. 454.0 454.1 454.2 Proctor Quinlain's terminal: "These entries are my attempt at writing a timeline documenting Elder Maxson's rise within the ranks of the Brotherhood. It's my sincerest wish that these entries will one day be compiled in a classic printed book format and distributed throughout the Wasteland. Long live Elder Maxson and long live the Brotherhood!
    Background
    Despite the defeat of the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland, the Brotherhood of Steel was still an organization divided. The Outcasts, a splinter faction that left the safety of the Citadel, still struggled to survive in the Capital Wasteland, separated from their parent organization. And while some of the Brotherhood members within the Citadel had no desire to reunite with their "disgraced" brothers, many saw the advantage in bolstering their own forces with warriors already trained and indoctrinated by the Brotherhood of Steel. Surely they could work out any... philosophical issues?
    Enter Maxson
    Enter Arthur Maxson, young squire to both Owyn and Sarah Lyons, and descendant of the very founder of the Brotherhood of Steel, Roger Maxson. When Elder Owyn Lyons died, care of young Arthur Maxson passed to Sarah Lyons, Owyn's daughter, who was then named Elder in his place. But when Sarah fell in battle shortly thereafter, things became complicated. The Brotherhood of Steel based in the Citadel found itself in need of leadership, and began appointing one ineffective Elder after another.
    Accomplishments
    As the years passed, and Arthur Maxson grew, so too did his accomplishments. At age 12, while on a training patrol, he killed two Raiders and saved the squad that was supposed to be escorting him. At age age 13, he single-handedly killed a Deathclaw (and gained the large facial scar he still has to this day). But it was his victory at age 15, over the Super Mutant "Shepherd" who was attempting to re-organize the Capital Wasteland's Super Mutants, that elevated him to hero-like status. When word of this feat reached the Elders back on the West Coast, they knew the time had come... Maxson was ready. Ready to lead and, more importantly, to reunite the fragmented Brotherhood of Steel forces on the East Coast.
    Our New Leader
    So it was that a year later, when he was only 16 years old, Arthur Maxson brokered a peace with the Outcasts, re-integrating them into the Brotherhood of Steel, and proving he was as effective a diplomat as he was a warrior. Now re-united, the full force of the Brotherhood of Steel appointed Arthur Maxson as Elder... the youngest in Brotherhood of Steel history.
    Aftermath
    Elder Maxson reigns supreme in the Capital Wasteland, and his authority and influence have been spreading across the Eastern Seaboard, thanks in no small part by the mobility afforded by the Prydwen. He has the full support of the Elders back on the West Coast, who have proudly reported that they've begun eradicating cults that have popped up, worshipping Maxson as though he's some kind of god. Maxson himself is almost offended by the idea of being referred to as a deity, as it goes against everything he believes in. Arthur Maxson is happy to be one thing... the perfect human specimen, an example of everything a human being can achieve. Assisted, even enhanced, by advanced technology, but still very much human."
  455. Vault Status Terminal, Status Log
  456. The Courier: "Jason told me himself. The Great Journey is for ghouls only. You're not going."
    Chris Haversam: "[SUCCEEDED] Oh god! You're telling me the truth, aren't you...? Oh no! How could they do this to me? For two years? My god, I've been a joke to them! Do you have any idea how easy it'd be for me to sabotage those rockets? That'd be a joke, huh? One hell of a joke!"
    (Chris Haversam's dialogue)
  457. The Courier: "Who are you?"
    Michelle Kerr: "Name's Michelle. My Dad and me run this store. His name's Samuel. I take the day shift and he takes nights. We came here about a month ago, when Primm went to hell on account of the prison break north of there. Found a bin to call home and set up shop."
    (Michelle Kerr's dialogue)
  458. The Courier: "Where'd the Deathclaws come from?"
    Chomps Lewis: "They moved into the quarry after the Powder Gangers came through and made off with most of our dynamite. We shut the quarry down while we waited for the NCR to get us some more blasting sticks, but now the Deathclaws have shown up. The NCR's a no-show, and my men and I have got nothing to do but sit on our asses all day. It's damn frustrating."
    (Chomps Lewis' dialogue)
  459. The Courier: "I came here with the Happy Trails Caravan Company to make contact with the New Canaanites."
    Joshua Graham: "Happy Trails. I remember. They were good friends. I have bad news for your employers. New Canaan was destroyed, its citizens scattered. All because of the White Legs. And Caesar, of course. The White Legs want to join the Legion. Caesar's rite of passage is the destruction of the New Canaanites, almost assuredly because of me. The good news is that we can help you find your way back. Daniel, one of the other New Canaanites, has made many maps of the region. The bad news is that we can't help you right now. Not with everything that's going on."
    (Joshua Graham's dialogue)
  460. All Roads
  461. Fallout: New Vegas intro.
  462. The Courier: "I overheard your argument. What was that all about?"
    Trudy: "It looks like our little town got itself dragged into the middle of something we don't want anything to do with. About a week ago, this trader, Ringo, comes into town. Survivor of an attack, he says. Bad men after him, needs a place to hide. We figured he was just in shock, so we gave him a place to lie low. We didn't actually expect anyone to come after him."
    (Trudy's dialogue)
  463. Ain't That a Kick in the Head
  464. Dead Money
  465. Honest Hearts
  466. Old World Blues
  467. Lonesome Road
  468. The Sole Survivor: "You sure Ingram knows what she's doing?"
    Arthur Maxson: "Proctor Ingram's managed to keep a 40,000 ton airship aloft for the past five years. I'd say that earns her the benefit of the doubt."
    (Arthur Maxson's dialogue)
  469. The Synthetic Truth: "There aren't many among us who are even old enough to remember that evening - although some of the city's Ghoul residents certainly could have, had they not been forcibly removed, thanks to Mayor McDonough's anti-Ghoul decree of 2282."
  470. Terminal, 2286.4.10
  471. Nisha's holotape, Entiris 3 and 4
  472. Croup Manor terminals; Theodore's Personal Terminal, Journal Entry: Who cares?!?
    Note: His corpse is lying on the floor of the locked basement.
  473. Out of Time
  474. Captain Kell's Terminal, Maxon MX-001E CP-05
  475. Automatron
  476. Far Harbor
  477. Nuka-World
  478. Old World Blues endings#Blind Diode Jefferson