Background[edit | edit source]
This Society was formed as a charity that also focused on historical preservation. The society met once a month, while the merchants themselves met once a week. At their September 2077 meeting they voted on three proposals. The first was to amend their charter to emphasize historic preservation as primary mission over charitable activities. The motion carried, 9-2-3. The second was to consider the Faneuil Hall merchants' proposal for Protectrons to secure its marketplace. Objections were raised on historic preservation grounds and the motion failed unanimously, 0-14. The third was to file suit against new owners of Old Corner Bookstore due to violations of historic preservation charter. The motion carried unanimously, 14-0.
At the October 2-8 weekly meeting the merchants' came to the conclusion that their sales were down three percent relative to last October 2-8, 2076. The meeting focused on a perceived shoplifting "crisis." They then discussed Fallon's proposal for Protectrons and the Society's objections to it. The Society issued a veto on historic preservation grounds. At the conclusion of the meeting the merchants unanimously agreed to detailed inventory tracking to assess the scope of the problem. At the next weekly meeting the merchant's came to the realization that despite sales being up by eleven percent due to the Columbus Day holiday. The merchant's inventory report showed net losses of $2,294 for the week, with twelve confirmed shoplifting incidents. Several merchants threatened to sue for breach of contract over security issues, and the Fallon's prepared to withdraw immediately. At their October meeting, with the pressure building the Mayor insisted that the Protectron installation will proceed despite objections. By this time the Society – who's representatives shrank from fourteen to eleven – also had to allocate funds for roof repairs.
The week of October 16-22 merchant's meeting assembled for the final time. After the installation and activation of the Protectrons the Hall experienced what could only be described as a massacre. The Protectrons killed seven people, including five alleged shoplifters, one bystander, and the Fallon's cashier. A public relations nightmare followed, sales dropped eighty-one percent. To avoid further media scrutiny the Society cancelled further weekly merchant's meetings.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Freedom Society appears in Fallout 4.