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The Calverts were a family with great political influence in the United States before the Great War.

Background[edit | edit source]

According to Desmond Lockheart, the family owned half of Maryland and "practically owned a deed to the US government".[1] At the height of its power, the family had three senators, seven members of the House of Representatives, and two state governors in its ranks.[1] It even sported a front-runner for the office of President until "that scandal with the dog" put him or her out of contention. Lockheart was apparently involved in the discovery or manufacture of this scandal as he states he "was particularly proud of that one".[1]

Another member of the family was Professor Calvert, Lockheart's nemesis[2] and an accredited expert in cognitive robotics. Transferred to the St. Aubin Medical Facility by his senator brother,[3] he managed to survive the Great War by extracting his brain from his body.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The in-game family was likely inspired (or a direct allusion to) the real-life Calvert family, which owned the royal charter to Maryland from the founding of the colony until the Revolutionary War.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Lone Wanderer: "So, who is this brain thing, anyway?"
    Desmond Lockheart: "HIM! I should have known. My old rival... so close to his family home. Only he would be so stupid. He was once a man -- Professor Calvert. The Calverts owned half of Maryland, back when there was a Maryland to own. Members of the Calvert family were influential all over the world. They practically owned a deed to the US government. In their best days, there were no less than three Calvert family senators, seven members of the house, and two governors. They even had a top candiate for president, until that scandal with the dog forced him to drop out of the race. I was particularly proud of that one."
    (Desmond Lockheart's dialogue)
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "You know this guy? What's going on here?"
    Desmond Lockheart: "Calvert is my old rival. Centuries, we've played this game. I knew he'd be stupid enough to hide so close to his family home. It's not a matter of hate, it's a matter of destiny. He is my enemy, and I do not suffer any bastard who opposes me to live. I knew he was here, and it is my intent to find him, and call down a righteous fucking hammer on his head."
    (Desmond Lockheart's dialogue)
  3. St. Aubin Medical Facility terminal entry, An Oversight Review? Already?