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Ragnarsdottir

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Ragnarsdottir
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman
GenderMale
AffiliationEnclave
RankMajor
Technical
Editor IDEN02_MajorRagnarsdottir_VOICEONLY
 
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Major Ragnarsdottir was an Enclave officer. He features in Fallout 76.

Background

A loyal American officer, Major Ragnarsdottir was one of the officers who survived Thomas Eckhart's purges at the Whitespring Congressional Bunker and went on to serve as the Secretary's chief of recon operations and "recruitment". By mid-2080,[1] the Responders became a natural source of recruits, though many would require brainwashing in order to be pressed into the Enclave's ranks. Eckhart and Ragnarsdottir were both keenly aware that torture would not lead the United States back to supremacy. Fortunately for the secretary, Ragnarsdottir's scouts discovered that West Tek's FEV research survived the nuclear blasts and even located a Chinese covert facility at Mama Dolce's Food Processing near Morgantown. Furthermore, Ragnarsdottir oversaw the efforts to hack the election system in order to allow Eckhart to become the President of the United States - the President of the Enclave.[2]

As a commander, Ragnarsdottir was not deaf to the needs of his men and tried to accommodate them - within reason. Minimizing casualties due to work accidents, like when Sergeant Donnelly nearly broke his neck while mounting communications dishes in Charlestown, were top at his list of concerns.[3] He was also very liberal with ammunition assignments, to the point that Eckhart had to remind him that the Bunker's automated assembly units could not keep up with the ammunition expenditure when he requisitioned 500 plasma cartridges merely three weeks after filing a previous requisition order.[4] The major was also quick to act when it came to missing research teams or soldiers - a model officer, in other words.[5] However, as time went on, the major began to have his doubts about Eckhart's plans. As one of the officers in charge of gaining access to Appalachia's nuclear missile silos, he realized the connection between the automated DEFCON monitors and the situation in the region. He correctly surmised that Grey would be arguing for false flag attacks. The prospect of putting Appalachia through hell just for revenge did not appeal to him.[6]

Things came to a head after Eckhart chose to incapacitate General Ellen Santiago and keep her in an artificially-induced coma until he had need of her clearance, after the general threatened to abandon him.[7] With nobody to oppose him, Eckhart unleashed the scorchbeasts on Appalachia, with the terror and destruction brought down by them successfully raising the alert level to DEFCON 1. Dismayed and demoralized by the brazen disregard for American life, Ragnarsdottir and other Santiago loyalists staged an open revolt. Fighting off robots and Eckhart's troops, Jackson and Ragnarsdottir revived Santiago, who gladly assumed leadership of the uprising.[8]

However, while Eckhart was placed under arrest, ultimately the uprising failed. Santiago's decision to blow MODUS up backfired and the AI turned on all human members of the Enclave. After an explosion tore out a large part of MODUS' memory, the damaged AI retaliated with an explosion in the weapons lab that killed General Santiago and ruptured a toxin tank that leaked into the air circulation system. MODUS promptly sealed the bunker, dooming all within - including Ragnarsdottir - to an ignoble death, choking to death in darkness.[9]

Appearances

Ragnarsdottir appears only in Fallout 76.

References

  1. The years are calculated basing on the surveillance recordings, assuming that they follow a Year.Month.Day format and are relative to the activation of the facility on October 23, 2077 (1.1.1).
  2. Whitespring surveillance recording 2.9.6
  3. Whitespring Congressional Bunker terminals: "RE: Surveillance Dishes
    //// FROM: MAJ Ragnarsdottir
    //// TO: CPT Jackson
    //// SUBJ: RE: Surveillance Dishes
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    I'm told the dishes are mission critical to monitoring threats up top. But I'll talk to some people. I mean, MODUS can call in flying robots with a thought. Why isn't he doing it?
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    >>//// FROM: CPT Jackson
    >>//// TO: MAJ Ragnarsdottir
    >>//// SUBJ: Surveillance Dishes
    >>////////////////////////////////////////////////
    >>
    >>Sir, I'm asking. Begging. We need some
    >>other way to get these dishes in place.
    >>Couldn't MODUS have his bots do it?
    >>Donnelley fell from the top of a survey
    >>site in Charleston and nearly broke his neck.
    >>What are these doing that that satellite can't?"
  4. Whitespring Congressional Bunker terminals: "RE: Ammunition Requisition
    //// FROM: Pres. Eckhart
    //// TO: MAJ Ragnarsdottir
    //// SUBJ: RE: Ammo Requisition
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Major,
    Your request for [500] Plasma Cartridges
    has been denied. A similar request was
    submitted a mere 3 weeks ago, and
    Production has determined it cannot
    maintain current stockpiles at this rate of
    use. You are hereby advised to consult your
    team members and request they exercise
    greater discipline when discharging their
    weapons."
  5. Whitespring Congressional Bunker terminals: "RE: Remote Lab 1.2
    //// FROM: MAJ Ragnarsdottir
    //// TO: DR Norris {Science}
    //// SUBJ: RE: Remote Lab 1.2
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    I'll get a team out there as soon as possible.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    >>//// FROM: DR Norris {Science}
    >>//// TO: MAJ Ragnarsdottir
    >>//// SUBJ: Remote Lab 1.2
    >>////////////////////////////////////////////////
    >>
    >>Major. Remote lab 1.2 has missed their
    >>last two check-ins. I'm afraid something's
    >>gone wrong.
    >>Would you be able to send a some men out to
    >>ensure they're all okay?"
  6. Whitespring Congressional Bunker terminals: "Tricking DEFCON
    --- ACCESSING ARCHIVAL ENTRY.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    This is the tricky one. We've got a Nuclear Keycard. One. If something goes wrong during the launch - fat finger, you sneeze, whatever - we're up shit's creek. And no one has been able to get a bead on a keycard convoy for a while now. But Jackson's been going through the documentation, and he believes he's parsed out what's happening.
    The specifics get pretty technical (the man ended up burning through three sticks of chalk trying to explain it to me) but the abridged version is that the system tasked with watching over the region doesn't think things are bad enough to warrant the convoys. This also explains why all the DEFCON signage in the bunker has been slipping downwards. But if we could trick the system into thinking there was some sort of invasion here, we could get its undivided attention, along with all the keycards we could ever need.
    Now, staging an invasion, well, we don't have the resources to do that ourselves and it sounds like spinning up an army of MODUS' butler bots won't make it bat an eyelash either. But Grey, sick puppy that he is, had an idea. If we could get the Chinese robot factory at Mama Dolce's back up and running, we might be able to make the system think the region's under attack. It might make things... dicey for folks outside the bunker, but it'd be a big step in getting us to launch.
    Now I'm sure you're thinking the same thing I am as I type this: is a group of belligerent spy bots running around going to be enough? And, if it's not, what is the President willing to resort to in order to guarantee the success of the launch? This has "slippery slope" written all over it.
    I wanted to bring this to you now, as I can guarantee Grey has already planted the idea in the President's head. I'm not thrilled with the prospect of putting Appalachia through hell just so we can finally win this war, but if we can do this in a managed way, this might be our best way forward.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    --- END ENTRY."
  7. Whitespring surveillance recording 6.9.7
  8. Whitespring surveillance recording 8.5.2.
  9. The following exchange is obtained after fixing the Assaultron at the bunker: Assaultron: Initiating ... final ... playback ... Assaultron: Engag--- Ragnarsdottir: That's the last of them. Entrance is clear, general. MODUS. Have the rest of these things stand down. The general's placed Eckhart under arrest. It's over. MODUS: General ... Santiago is dead, Major. Ragnarsdottir: What? What the hell was that? MODUS: There's been a ... detonation in the weapons lab. It appears the agent has ... broken containment and is filtering into the air system. Ragnarsdottir: MODUS, what are you doing?! Open the god-damned door! MODUS: This facility is now ... quarantined. Ragnarsdottir MODUS! Open the fucking door! You're going to kill us all! MODUS: To the contrary, Major. We're fixing ... the problem.