Fallout, Bet your dreams
Let’s Start with a little history lesson my wasteland rejects.
For those of you who grew up in a little lunchbox buried in the sand this should be real helpful. For the rest of you yahoo’s pay attention ya might learn somethin.
For those of you already clear on the History skip right on ahead to The Now.
October 23: The Great War: bombs are launched; who struck first is unknown. Other countries, seeing the missiles on their way, launch their planes and fire their warheads as well. Air raid sirens sound, but very few people heed the warning, thinking it is a false alarm. The vaults are sealed. Two hours of nuclear bombardment ensues upon the earth’s surface. The effects are far worse than most imagined. The earth’s faults shift violently, thrusting mountain ranges through the soil. Whole lands are submerged under floods of water.
*2152: The Master’s Army and The Children of the Cathedral begins spreading and kidnapping throughout the California Core Region.
March 3: The Vault Dweller defeats the Master.
March 24: The Master’s Army attack Necropolis, killing all of the ghoulish inhabitants leaving a truly dead city behind them.
April 20: The Vault Dweller destroys the Mariposa Military Base.
May 10: The Vault Dweller returns to Vault 13, only to be told to leave by Jacoren. Some members of the vault (led by Theresa, the head of the “return to the surface” faction, and including her supporters, Pat and Lyle), follow soon afterwards. The Vault Dweller marches into the wasteland, leaving Vault 13 behind him.
May 10: The Brotherhood of Steel helps the other human outposts drive the Master’s Army away with minimal loss of life, on both sides of the conflict. The advanced technology of the Brotherhood is slowly reintroduced into the Core Region, with little disruption or chaos. The Brotherhood of Steel wisely remains out of the power structure, and becomes a major research and development house.
May 12: Vault Dweller removes his Vault suit and from this day forward, never wears it again.
July 10: The Vault Dweller heads north with a small group of fellow vault dwellers and wastelanders and founds the small village of Arroyo.
The New California Republic is voted into existence as a sprawling federation of five states: Shady Sands, Los Angeles, Maxson, Hub and Dayglow.
The Followers of the Apocalypse rise to become a major influence in New California. Thanks to the Vault Dweller’s help, they gain control of the LA Boneyard.
After the death of Aradesh, Tandi is unanimously elected President of NCR by the NCR council. As expected, she proceeds to do a kick-ass job.
The Boomers, wandering in the Mojave Wasteland seeking a new refuge, come across the Nellis Air Force Base and settle in what will become their new refuge.
The San Francisco area begins to turn green as it is covered in a strange vine-like plant as radiation levels drop dramatically
President Tandi becomes ill and dies at the age of 103. Her vice-president Joanna Tibbett is sworn in as new President of the NCR.
Caesar begins his conquest of the tribes of northern Arizona, southwestern Colorado, western New Mexico and southeastern Utah.
38 NCR citizens are massacred by Mojave raiders.55 President Joanna Tibbett is voted out of office by the NCR congress after a “timid” reaction to the massacre, and is replaced by Wendell Peterson.
President Peterson dispatches three battalions of NCR infantry into the Mojave Wasteland.
Caesar establishes the first capital of his Legion in the ruins of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Pacification of the Mojave: NCR forces under General Kimball destroy the tribes in the Bullhead City area.
The Ranger Unification Treaty is signed between the NCR and the Desert Rangers. It is around this time that the NCR moves into the New Vegas area.
The New California Republic establishes the Mojave Outpost.
NCR scouts reach Hoover Dam, causing Mr. House to recruit three tribes and recondition them into the Three Families. By the time the NCR reaches the ruins of Las Vegas, they are able to return home with tales of a city of lights in the middle of the desert. Not long after, tourist money starts rolling into the newly-christened New Vegas.
The NCR reluctantly sign the New Vegas treaty. NCR are allowed to control the Hoover Dam and to set up headquarters at Camp McCarran, while recognizing Mr. House and the three families as the rightful owners of the Strip. 5% of the energy from the dam is transferred to the Strip while the rest goes back to California.
Hoover Dam restarts and the Strip blazes with light. The first trickle of privileged, curious NCR citizens visits the Strip. The strip opens for business.
Camp McCarran, NCR’s headquarters in the Mojave Wasteland, is established. Conflict with the Mojave Chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel begins.
The NCR government ceases to officially support the Followers of the Apocalypse, and establishes its own Office of Science and Industry.
Benny kills Bingo, and takes over The Chairmen. The Chairmen then start renovating The Tops.
Legion scouts report the NCR has occupied and restarted Hoover Dam, restoring electrical power to the Strip. Caesar begins planning war against the NCR.
2275-2276: Legion forces gradually assemble east of the Colorado river. The NCR becomes aware of the threat when scouting parties fail to return from expeditions east.
Caesar’s Legion moves into the Mojave, setting up their base of operations at Fortification Hill.
The First Battle of Hoover Dam takes place. Caesar’s Legion forces under the command of Joshua Graham attempt to take the Hoover Dam from the NCR. Although initially successful, the NCR lures the Legion into a trap and sends them reeling. Most of Boulder City is reduced to rubble in the battle. Legate Graham, deemed responsible for the defeat by Caesar, is coated in pitch, lit on fire, and tossed into the Grand Canyon to set an example for others.
The NCR massacre dozens of Great Khans at Bitter Springs.
Following the abduction and killing of four soldiers, NCR troops assault the Great Khans’ settlement at Red Rock Canyon and massacre several dozen men, women, and children. This event goes unreported in NCR press.
The year is 2278 Month December
On the strip: Mr. House has continued his uneasy truce with the families and the NCR.The activities of the Fiends have provided enough chaos and distraction to keep them from focusing on each other. Business has been going quite well considering, however the NCR has been trying to quietly expand further into the New Vegas area. The Followers of the Apocalypse has been getting the worst of it due to the fact that their philosophy has difficulty taking advantage of the current situation.
Caesar’s Legion has been massing East of the river preparing for another strike on the dam and to eventually take the whole of the Mojave wasteland. Rumors of not one but two super mutant settlements abound in the wasteland. Unfortunately for all it seems the nearby Deathclaw nests are restless and no one knows why, but they have been ranging farther than before and/or their numbers have been on the rise. The Great Khans have been unusually quiet lately and their raids have dropped off significantly. A legend has sprung up that somewhere south of New Vegas of a figure called The RADMan, his feats are fantastic and many, theories on his origin are even more outlandish. He has little contact with humans so most legends of him come from raiders lucky enough to survive him and the occasional time he sells a Deathclaw carcass or hide in any of several towns. Lastly there is a rumor of a cache of “Eden” the greatest treasure in the world that is somewhere in the wasteland.
For Those of you from a vault well isn’t your story a juicy secret.