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Christine Royce is a member of the Circle of Steel, the internal affairs of the Brotherhood of Steel. She was once a scribe in the Brotherhood and in a relationship with Veronica Santangelo, but the couple was broken up by Elder Elijah. After the New California Republic captured Helios One from the Brotherhood, Elijah disappeared and left a trail of crimes behind him. Once word reached the Circle of Steel, Royce was dispatch to track him down. Having been personally wronged by him, Royce showed great dedication in tracking Elijah down to the Big Empty, but was temporarily incapacitated by security bots at Little Yangtze. She was taken to the Y-17 medical facility and experimented upon before being rescued by Ulysses. Once recovered, she tracked Elijah to the Sierra Madre, where her vocal cords were torn out by an Auto-Doc and then fitted with an explosive slave collar, forcing her to do Elijah's bidding. She would join the Courier in organizing the heist of the Sierra Madre Resort & Casino's vault and eventually regain a voice, but one that is not her own.