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This page lists The Vault's featured articles for the Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel portal.

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The experimental deathclaws are a group of deathclaws unique to Secret Vault, a Vault-Tec installation which served as the company's ticket to a life after the apocalypse. Aside from many scientific projects that were to insure the company's power, some research with radioactive materials and FEV took place there. When the Initiate of Brotherhood of Steel visited the Vault, he encountered unique variants of the beast known all over the wastes.

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Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, also known as Vagrant Lands, was the cancelled sequel to the Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel action game. The development started before the release of the first game, and it was cancelled soon after release, because of its poor sales.

In March 2009, the design document for the game, written by Brian Freyermuth (one of the designers of the original Fallout), was leaked.

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Carbon is a town built over the remains of the eponymous pre-war city in Texas. It is a small community of farmer and breeder of brahmins like Modoc.

It is governed by a mayor named Richard and, after the events of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, by Vidya. Carbon is located right next to a large crater that was caused by the Great War and half of the town fell into it. The real town itself split into four parts: East, West, North and Central. The Brotherhood of Steel sent an Initiate there on his first mission, to find and assist several Brotherhood paladins believed to be in the town of Carbon.

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Ruby is a prostitute from Carbon and the first to greet the player character on arrival.

She is available for sexual encounters and asks the player to help her find her cat, Mr. Pussy. Unfortunately, the only known living cat in the wasteland was found dead, killed by monsters in the crater. Later in the game, her locket is stolen by raiders attacking the town. Ruby asks the player to retrieve it during his attack on the raiders' base, the Mill. She claims to know Harold who travelled through the town some time ago.

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The Red Ryder BB gun is one of three secret weapons in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.

Thanks to his high knowledge in Repair, the Vault Dweller has modified a Red Ryder BB Gun so it absorbs and propels the surrounding air, forming a ball of air, instead of using ammunition. But since air is hard to control, its damage varies randomly from very low to very powerful.

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Shop-Tec is a Vault-Tec robotic system implemented in the company's Secret Vault. It consists of a network of terminals which is designed as a shopping interface for the vault dwellers. The system was adapted to accept caps as currency.

Shop-Tec terminals appear like big, arcade-like boxes. When activated, they reveal a CD-ROM-like pod which is actually a holo-projector. The Vault Boy 3D holographic image appears on this pod and interacts with a customer. Even though terminals use the Vault Boy as visual representation, its voice is female. During the attack on the Vault by Attis' army and eradication of nearly every human, Shop-Tec analyzed the situation and collected or created various weapons and items which could be needed by survivors to fight Super Mutants or other wasteland threats.

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Turret Robots are a part of Vault-Tec's robotic security system used to protect the Secret Vault. These turrets are usually hidden below the floor and when need arises, they quickly pop up and shoot, sometimes automatically closing the doors to the room they are placed in.

There are a total of eight of them guarding the entrance to the Secret Vault, and special power sources are used to maintain them in working condition. These sources can be considered the system's weak spot.

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The Tesla Armor developed in the Secret Vault is different from the Tesla Armors used by the Brotherhood of Steel or American military forces before the war.

It appears to be a bit similar to Vault-Tec's Power Armor. There are two Tesla coils on the shoulders that disperse a large percentage of directed energy attacks.

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Armpit is the bartender and owner of the bar in Carbon. His real name is Arnold, but somehow he came to be known as Armpit, and the strangest part is that he is proud of his nickname.

He is rescued by the player character when the local raiders make problems in his bar. He is willing to pay money for radscorpion tails in order to establish production of radscorpion liquor.

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The Church of the Lost is a ghoul religion in the city of Los.

The majority of the city population are members of this cult. The cult is dedicated to guarding the Secret Vault from the outside world and to eradicating all humans and super mutants that come to their holy ground. Their leader and spiritual guide is Blake. The Church of the Lost is a powerful force. These ghouls have access to some advanced weaponry, like laser weapons, and they use their glowing comrades, poison dogs and even suicide bombers to fight their enemies.

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The Secret Vault is Vault-Tec's private vault, where its members intended to survive the apocalypse and later enter the world having all the useful technologies possible. It was located under the ghoul town of Los. The Vault serves as a major research and production facility and, among its many technological artifacts, housed a special version of Forced Evolutionary Virus.

Some time after the war, the Secret Vault was torn apart by a local civil war between Vault-Tec scientists and Blake, the chief security officer, who believed the researches with FEV and radiation, conducted on living subjects, including humans, are "evil". Their battles led to a major explosion that devastated a large portion of the Vault and enabled some species of radroaches and Deathclaws, native to the Vault, escape into the wasteland, at the same time allowing radscorpions and rats invade the Vault. CALIX also suffered a malfunction, and lost control over majority of the security robots.

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Dee Bradley Baker is an American voice actor who voiced the merchant Ching Tsun, Wasteland Man and Ghoul Civilian in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel as well as Stanislaus Braun in Fallout 3.

Baker was born in Indiana but grew up in Greeley, Colorado. Baker started performing at the age of nine and had steadily worked in musicals, operas, plays, and stand up until college. A graduate of Colorado College, he majored in philosophy with a minor in German. Baker started working as a stage actor, stand-up comedian, and singer after college, which led him to Los Angeles. In addition to voice acting credits, Baker has appeared on game shows such as Legends of the Hidden Temple (where he voiced Olmec, though he was credited by the name "Dee Baker") and Shop 'Til You Drop.

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Radbugs are the result of bugs being mutated by radiation.

They have an orb-like main body with a small head and six limbs with a claw on the end of each. When attacking, they leap forward and claw or bite a targeted creature. Apparently they have a set of human-like teeth, two fish-like eyes and an appendage somewhat resembling a tail. These critters are known to roam the wastes; many of them can be found in such radioactive place like Carbon Crater, Secret Vault Warehouse and the Secret Vault.

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Rhombus is the Head Paladin of the Brotherhood of Steel in 2161. He assumes this position when the previous Head Paladin, John Maxson, becomes the new High Elder after his father is killed by the Vipers. 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.

In Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, Rhombus, despite some criticism from the Elder council, starts a crusade against the remains of the Super Mutant army, now led by Attis. His group travels to the city of Carbon, where Jane, the Raider Matron, gives them some valuable information about their enemies. Then they march to the city of Los, where the mutant army is located. Here, Rhombus ends up being alone, captured, with all his comrades being killed in a bloody battle with super mutants and a local ghoul cult known as the Church of the Lost. Rhombus is tortured by the cult leader, Blake, but later liberated by the Initiate.

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The Slugger is a unique Spiked Baseball Bat and one of three secret weapons in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. This powerful melee weapon is dropped by the secret Giant Glowing Ghoul boss in Docks Shipyard during Chapter 2.

It does powerful critical damage and sends enemies flying very far with every critical. Despite these characteristics, there are better melee weapons in Chapter 3.

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After the death of the Master, the Brotherhood of Steel helped the other human outposts of the Core Region drive the mutant armies away with minimal loss of life on both sides of the conflict. However, a super mutant faction under the leadership of Attis moved east and attempted to recreate the mutant army in Texas using the Secret Vault.

Rhombus, despite some criticism from the ruling council of the West Coast Brotherhood of Steel, started a crusade against the still existent threat of the super mutant army, now led by Attis. Travelling eastwards to Texas, he discovered an abandoned Vault Prototype which would become the Brotherhood's main base of operations during its mission to eradicate the menace of all super mutants.

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Los is a ghoul city in Texas that covers a dock area and a heavily damaged bridge.

It is inhabited by ghoul fanatics known as the Church of the Lost, who kill all humans who wander into the city limits and even kidnap some for their bloody rituals. The leader of this cult is Blake, a horror and an astonishment, a powerful, but insane ghoul warrior. The cult itself is very dangerous, as they use poison dogs, laser weapons and suicide bombers to defeat their enemies. However, not all Los ghouls are bloodthirsty killers and some are not part of cult. Some of them are friendly and live on the western part of the city's bridge. The ghouls of Los manage a Gladiator Pit, an arena where anyone can fight for money and the crowd's entertainment. The Secret Vault built by Vault-Tec for top secret Forced Evolutionary Virus research can be found under Los. It is a holy mission of Blake and his cult to protect this Vault, as they consider it to hold an evil inside that should never be released.

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There are 23 skills in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel which can be used to customize a character.

Each skill rank costs a certain number of points, and some skills have multiple ranks. They improve a character in a variety of areas, ranging from increases in the proficiency certain weapons to improved bargaining abilities. Some skills can be taken by anyone and some are restricted to certain characters.

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Blake was a the high priest of the ghoul cult known as the Church of the Lost which worships and protects the Secret Vault under the city of Los.

Blake was not ghoulified by the Great War, but was born after the explosion in the Secret Vault. He was originally a security officer for the Vault, but he started a battle with the Vault scientists when he deemed their research was "evil". This resulted in a large explosion which trapped the scientists in the Vault's garden. Blake and his officers (along with engineer Giese) were trapped on the surface where they mutated into ghouls, with Blake emerging as their leader. Blake is unusually large for a ghoul, reaching a super mutant's height if not their bulk. He wears a hood and some bandages, making him appear like an undead demon. He is completely insane and all he can say are religious words that usually make no sense. His weapon of choice is a big, spiked, sword-like staff.

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Kevin Michael Richardson is an American voice actor and actor, prominent in the field.

For Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Richardson recorded the dialogue for the starting player character Cyrus, NPCs Blake and Soldier, and the NPC enemies Ghoul High Priest and Mutant Grunt. He also was a member of the cast of Fallout Tactics, but the character or characters he portrayed were not listed in the game's credits. He is known for his deep voice; often portraying villains. Cyrus was a departure from this norm; Ghoul High Priest followed it. The whole of his Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel work was also a radical departure from any characters bearing resemblances to comedian Bill Cosby, whom he has played on Family Guy and The Boondocks,

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The power armor in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is not like the power armors used by the Brotherhood of Steel, Enclave or American military forces before the War. It does resemble the T-51 power armor a bit, however. The origin of this armor is probably an attempt by Vault-Tec to produce some valuable combat equipment to help their own Secret Vault to successfully enter the post-apocalyptic world.

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The Tesla Robot is a Vault-Tec security robot model implemented in the company's Secret Vault. Like its fellow security robots, it is a three-legged orb-like walker. Tesla Robots use powerful electric blasts generated by special Tesla device mounted on them to attack possible threats to the well-being of the Vault. However, no security robots could protect the Secret Vault from an army of Super Mutants.

Vault-Tec also developed a special bodyguard programming called "Mr. Buddy" for Tesla Robots, probably to help scientists from the laboratories to feel much more safe when going up into the wasteland or doing research on living subjects. However, "Mr. Buddy" was never finished and left in Beta state.

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CALIX is a machine intelligence controlling the systems of Secret Vault, developed by Vault-Tec. CALIX is what ZAX originally was planned to become: an advanced computer designed to be implemented in the Vaults. CALIX controls many systems of the Vault, including robots and researches. Shop-Tec, a robotic trading machine, is probably CALIX's integral part.

When a conflict begins in the Secret Vault between Blake and scientists, a major explosion damages the Vault and its systems. CALIX partially malfunctions and is no longer capable of controlling the Vault's security robots. Soon chaos ensues, further aggrevated by Super Mutants attacking the Vault.

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Miles Reese was going to be the main antagonist of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, the canceled sequel to Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Bordering a particular hatred for the Brotherhood of Steel, he is fueled by his wish to wage war on them and all mankind.

During research he learns about the G.E.C.K. and steals the prototype from the Nursery, planning to use it for creating a New Eden without humans. As Miles heads down to the Gulf of Mexico, the device starts working, leaving a trail of strange plant life all over the countryside. Arriving at the Gulf, he spends the next 5 years improving the G.E.C.K. and modifying it to his needs. However, the increased potence of the device has strange effects of the FEV-infected environment, transforming the landscape and eventually even submerging his own base in the Gulf.

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The Garden is a leasure facility in the Secret Vault, Vault-Tec's private Vault. The Garden includes a large beautiful park with trees and grass.

Some time after the war, the Secret Vault was torn apart by a local civil war between Vault-Tec scientists and Blake, the chief security officer, who believed the researches with FEV and radiation, conducted on living subjects, including humans, are "evil". Their battles led to a major explosion that devastated a large portion of the Vault and enabled some spicies of radroaches and Deathclaws, native to the Vault, escape into the wasteland, at the same time allowing radscorpions and rats invade the Vault. Many people, including security officer Patty and chief scientist Dubois hide in the Garden, looking for a way to survive. It becomes the only safe haven the inhabitants of the Vault have left.

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The Laser Robot is a Vault-Tec security robot model implemented in the company's Secret Vault. Like its fellow security robots, it is three-legged orb-like walker.

Laser Robots are the most powerful Vault-Tec security robots and use fast-shooting laser canons to destroy their enemies. They are a bit similar to Gun Robots, but have green-colored parts on them. Certain green security lasers are designed to summon a Laser Robot to a specific location.

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The Meat Cannon is a unique Incendiary Mortar and one of three secret weapons in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. It is one of the most powerful weapons in the game and can be obtained very early. If you equip it, you can not dodge.

This weapon uses pre-loaded explosives bathed in blood and needs no ammunition. It shoots five explosives at the same time and causes considerable damage to anyone standing near the impact point, even the player.

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Michael Patrick Bell is an American actor and voice actor. He is most commonly credited in video games, animated movies and television series.

He recorded dialogue lines for Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, where he voiced the original player character of Fallout, known as the Vault Dweller, as a non-player character entering into a pact of mutual assistance with the PC Initiate. The Vault Dweller in BoS is also an unlockable player character (PC) that becomes available to control as a player character in a new game, after completing the game once. Bell also acted dialogue for Cain, one of three starting playable Initiates, and NPC enemies Nightkin and Super Mutant. His numerous game voice acting credits include "Medivh" in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, "The Fear" in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, "Haer'Dalis" in Baldur's Gate II and "John Black" in Age of Empires III.

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The Nightkin are an elite warrior caste in the Master's super mutant army. Many of the Nightkin are equipped with cloaking devices, the Stealth Boys.

A part of super mutant army which remained together after the death of Master forms a faction led by Attis and, many years later, captures the Secret Vault in order to use the FEV stored in it. Attis' goal is to continue the Master's plan. His army has an elite unit of Nightkins, which are much improved and use some new high-tec suits to advance their abilities. These suits probably originated and were made from Vault-Tec facilities in the region.

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Attis is a West Coast-type Super Mutant, one of the Master's soldiers, and after the death of the Master he becomes the general of a faction which tries to continue the Master's work, rebuild the army, and dominate Southern California once again.

Highly intelligent and vindictive towards the Brotherhood of Steel, Attis took his group into hiding, searching for clues regarding the history of the FEV virus. Throughout years, he and his army led a guerilla war against the Brotherhood, eventually forcing them to start a crusade in order to annihilate the remaining super mutant threat. Attis is one of the few super mutants with both high intelligence and great physical strength. He is tall, strong and quite athletic even a for super mutant. In addition, he is very fast and proficient with all kinds of weapons.

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The Bawls Guarana Corporation was a pre-war energy drink manufacturer, only active in Texas and known for its drink with a guarana flavor called Bawls Guarana.