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I should have killed you right away. We have the G.E.C.K., we'll get the code. We don't need you.

Colonel Augustus Autumn[1][2] is the commanding officer of the Capital Wasteland Enclave contingent in 2277. He serves as the main antagonist of Fallout 3.


Born and raised on the Enclave Oil Rig off the coast of New California, Autumn was the son of a high-ranking scientist. Both were posted to the mainland, and managed to avoid incineration when the Chosen One nuked the oil rig in the fall of 2242.[Non-game 1] The mainland bases of the Enclave were left to fend for themselves,[3] and a select group was contacted by a new commander-in-chief, John Henry Eden, from his stronghold at Raven Rock.[Non-game 2] The new president ordered Autumn's father to gather all high-ranking officials and move them across the North American continent to join him at the only surviving Enclave location with a ZAX super-computer.[Non-game 3]

The rank-and-file members were not informed of the change in leadership, believing the chain of succession terminated with Richardson.[4][5] By 2246, the Navarro base was on its own.[6][Non-game 4] The disappearance of high-ranking Enclave members caused the command structure to fall apart, leading to desertions[7][Non-game 5] and eventually the sack of Navarro by NCR and manhunts by the NCR and the Brotherhood of Steel.[8] While Navarro fell, the Autumns were safe at Raven Rock, with only Augustus' father privy to the fact that Eden was not an actual human being, but a facsimile of a president created by the Raven Rock ZAX. He passed this secret on to his son upon his death.[Non-game 3][9]

Broken Steel power armor

Under Autumn's leadership, the old Hellfire power armor prototype was completed and placed into service.

While Augustus succeeded his father at Eden's side and was granted the rank of colonel, he was far less subservient and did not trust the machine. In fact, he kept a destruct sequence for the ZAX mainframe in his possession, to be used as a last resort.[10] Despite the mutual distrust, Autumn remained in command of Enclave soldiers and scientists, and the only one actually meeting with the president.[11] Under his leadership, the Enclave once again restarted several research projects, including Hellfire armor and Duraframe Eyebots. Autumn cared little for ethical misgivings of his subordinates and prioritized efficiency, especially when dealing with robots.[12] While Eyebots were never true artificial intelligences, it did cause distress for some scientists, especially Doctor Whitley at Adams AFB.[13] Eventually, Autumn axed the project entirely, to have his scientists focus on recreating the Hellfire armor for production and deployment.[14] While most subjects were dismantled, subject E was sent by its creator with a complete archive of the research into Duraframe robots, on a return journey to Navarro, indicating that much like Eden did not reveal himself to the Enclave at large, the destruction of Navarro was not public information, or that the entire Enclave in the east, Autumn included, was not aware of it.[15]


Although Autumn was a high-ranking officer in a fascist paramilitary organization,[16] he represented a moderate course diverting away from the total genocide planned by President Richardson. He fundamentally disagreed with Eden's attempt to reimplement the genocidal approach and exterminate all mutations in the wasteland (which would lead to large scale purges of humans),[17] believing this method to be too extreme. To Eden, it was humanity clouding objectivity,[18] but to Autumn it was a decision to fight for the American people and securing their future, rather than doom.[19] Eden eventually pretended to cave in and agreed to abandon the project in early 2277.[20]


Autumn confronts James and demands the purifier, essential to his plans for controlling the wasteland.

Autumn sought to rebuild the United States of America, with the Enclave leading the charge. He considered himself a patriot, one of the good guys,[21] and the Enclave the only entity with the ability to bring about a rebirth of America. Consequently, the ends justified all the means at his disposal. When a wasteland scientist sought to reactivate Project Purity in 2277/2278, Autumn saw an opportunity; in the blasted, poisoned expanse of the Capital Wasteland a reliable source of pure water could be leveraged to attract the masses of wastelanders to the Enclave, which would provide them with ample amounts of water, protection and most importantly, a plan for the future.[22]

He ordered an immediate deployment, not just to Jefferson Memorial, but across the wasteland, personally arriving at the purifier to seize it under the authority of President Eden and the United States government he claimed to represent. However, James proved uncooperative, causing Autumn to shoot one of his associates, Janice Kaplinski, to force him to cooperate. Then the colonel made a mistake, allowing James to activate the purifier. The vengeful scientist instead sealed the control chamber and flooded it with radiation, killing himself and everyone present.[23]

Autumn managed to survive after reflexively injecting himself with an unknown substance before losing consciousness.[24]

The Purifier conflict[]

People of the Capital Wasteland. I am Colonel Autumn. By now, you have encountered Enclave troops in your towns, in your settlements. When you see the Enclave, you see the United States government. We are authorized to restore order and civility, by any means necessary. Just stay out of the way and let us do our job. Interfere with the Enclave's mission, and you will be dealt with. Harshly.

After the Lone Wanderer escaped with most of the Project Purity staff, Autumn regained consciousness. James' suicide was meaningless to Autumn, a cause of misplaced loyalties,[25] and the Enclave stayed the course. Autumn continued his plan to seize control of the wastelands. While its scientists worked on completing the purifier, Autumn appeared on the Enclave Radio, delivering a proclamation to the people of the wasteland, identifying Enclave troops as representatives of the American government. At the same time, he warned them against interfering with the troops, noting that any attempt to prevent the restoration of order and civility would be punished severely (by summary execution).[2]

The network of constituency enforcement points also received confidential orders to monitor civilian traffic, perform mandatory genetic compliance screenings (with the use of force, if necessary), and detain any non-compliant offenders. Anyone passing the test would be provided with water rations. Non-compliance would result in detention (and summary execution).[26][27]

Other units were dispatched to perform field research at areas of nuclear impacts (Bannister crater), acquire samples and analyze the local mutated wildlife, capture Old Olney deathclaws for use as shock troops (with the domestication units, rather than the unreliable genetic modifications), and perform other research experiments (Camp RHO).[28] However, the most important project was tracking the activities of James' heir, as Autumn correctly surmised that not only can they enable the activation of the purifier, they can also help the Enclave locate a Garden of Eden Creation Kit without expending resources. Autumn personally led the operation to capture the Lone Wanderer at Vault 87.[29][30]

Autumn's ultimatum

Autumn delivers his ultimatum while interrogating the Lone Wanderer. "You're a traitor to the United States government. You know what happens to traitors, don't you?"

Instead of summary execution, Autumn personally interrogated the Lone Wanderer at Raven Rock, demanding the code to activate the purifier after the G.E.C.K. was installed. He believed that the sooner it could be brought online, the quicker the people's suffering would end (not through summary execution, but distribution of water rations).[31] As the Enclave held all the cards, Autumn was confident that the "good guys" have won and all that remained was just tying up loose ends. He had no intention of sparing the Lone Wanderer,[21] and would gladly torture them personally, if necessary.[32] It came easy; the Lone Wanderer and their father were traitors to the Enclave (and by extension, the United States government), and the only penalty for treason was summary execution.[33]

Before he could make good on his threats, President Eden intervened and diverted the colonel. Autumn, under a great deal of stress, made the mistake of listening to Eden and leaving the Lone Wanderer alone. He was unaware that Eden was scheming to go behind his back and replace Autumn with the Lone Wanderer as his confidante and right hand (and carry out summary genocide).[34] Upon realizing that he was played, Autumn promptly ordered the troops to ignore Eden's directive to let the Lone Wanderer through, and to shoot them on sight.[35] The result was a confusing three-way battle between Enclave soldiers and scientists, who were loyal to Autumn, Raven Rock technology controlled by Eden, and the Lone Wanderer making their way through the facility.[36] Eventually, the Lone Wanderer reached Eden, and became the only other living person to realize that the president was actually a ZAX artificial intelligence.[37]

Meanwhile, Autumn relocated his command post to Project Purity, continuing his plan to dominate the wasteland. The clear military superiority of the Enclave led him to his final mistake: Underestimating the determination of Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel and their trump card, Liberty Prime. The resulting lopsided battle wiped out the Enclave perimeter, allowing the Lone Wanderer and Sentinel Lyons to corner and confront Autumn. At this point, Autumn concluded that he is the Enclave,[20] and as long as he held the purifier, the Enclave would remain at the zenith of its power, no matter what the petty wastelanders working overtime to destroy all his government worked towards.[38]

All he had to do was activate the purifier and control it to rally the masses.[22] He failed however, and the Brotherhood regained control over Project Purity. Whether Autumn was gunned down at the memorial by Lyons and the Lone Wanderer, or allowed to walk away straight into the waiting Brotherhood guns is unknown.[39] In a way, Autumn's actions did pave the way for a rebirth of the United States, as Enclave actions united and rallied the Capital Wasteland against the Enclave under the Brotherhood's banner, the technology provided an incredible stockpile of resources for rebuilding,[40] and subsequent conflicts turned the Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel into a major power on the Eastern Seaboard.[41][42][Non-game 3]

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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  • The Waters of Life: Colonel Autumn is first encountered by the Lone Wanderer during the quest, The Waters of Life, locked in the Project Purity control room at the Jefferson Memorial with James and Janice Kaplinski. He declares the Enclave's intention to confiscate the project, and, in a show of his deadly seriousness, kills Janice in order to force James' cooperation. James, instead of shutting down the project, floods the area with radiation from the purifier, in an attempt to kill Autumn and his men. James and the Enclave soldiers fall to the radiation and die, while Autumn seemingly injects himself with advanced RadAway or Rad-X.
  • Finding the Garden of Eden: Colonel Autumn is seen again at the end of "Finding the Garden of Eden." He kneels over the Lone Wanderer before the blackout, the latter having been knocked to the floor and stunned by an Enclave pulse-grenade. He orders his troops to secure the G.E.C.K. the Lone Wanderer was carrying.
  • The American Dream: At Raven Rock, Autumn interrogates the Lone Wanderer, demanding the activation code for the purifier. The code [2-1-6] can be given up (in which case the colonel will execute the Lone Wanderer with his pistol), lied about, or instead, the Lone Wanderer can insult him. In the case of the latter two, Autumn will be interrupted by Eden, who will release the Lone Wanderer. Colonel Autumn later comes on the Raven Rock broadcast system, informing all Enclave troops that the Lone Wanderer is a hostile target and to disregard the president's orders. He then escapes with a group of Vertibirds.
  • Take it Back!: Autumn is finally confronted by the Lone Wanderer at the end of Take it Back!, just outside the purifier's control room once more. He is accompanied by his two personal bodyguards, a pair of high-level Enclave soldiers equipped with Tesla power armor and armed with Gatling lasers or miniguns.
    • Autumn and his men can either be fought or convinced to leave peacefully through two consecutive Speech checks of fairly high difficulty. One Speech path involves convincing Autumn to abandon President Eden's insane plans and stop the war; if Raven Rock has been destroyed, another slightly easier Speech path is available in which Autumn can be convinced he has nothing left to fight for and walk away.
    • If the player opts to fight Autumn, killing his bodyguards may cause Autumn's AI to collect their weapons, greatly increasing his DPS. After fighting, his body may fall down the gap underneath the purifier's control room, making his body unreachable and un-lootable.

Other interactions[]

  • After completing The Waters of Life, Colonel Autumn can be heard on the Enclave Radio informing the people of the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave's mission and warns not to interfere with them.
  • During The Waters of Life quest, he may exit the purifier before the door closes, leading to him performing the dialogue looking over his shoulder and being unable to kill Janice, just walking towards the door. This glitch can be solved either by reloading or exiting then entering the room. The latter will cause Autumn to have killed Janice but still be outside the purifier. He will still "die" as normal and can be looted. He cannot be attacked or talked to during this, though an empty dialogue will show up for a short time.


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Notable quotes[]


Augustus Autumn appears in Fallout 3, Fallout Shelter, and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. He is also mentioned in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel and the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.

Behind the scenes[]

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Early concepts of Colonel Autumn. The left-hand side was noted by Adam Adamowicz as the "Teutonic version".

Colonel Autumn went through several designs, before Adam Adamowicz settled on the "Teutonic" variant. In particular, an early version evoked the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany and seems to be based on Erwin Rommel,[Non-game 6] and Autumn's age also varied from a youthful appearance to an elderly one, with prominent facial creases. His hair style was also originally different, with a military-style undercut.


Fallout 3[]

Concept art
Magic The Gathering

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare[]


  1. Galaxy News Radio; Generic reports:
    Three Dog: "Good golly, Holly. This is the worst thing to happen to our neighborhood since the HOA instituted their mandatory "scavenged rags" dress code. From Rivet City to downtown D.C., the Enclave is on the scene and setting up shop. Children, I don't care if you've ignored every other word that's come out of my mouth for the past five years. Please. Hear me now, and believe. The Enclave, and that includes their Homecoming King, "President" John Henry Eden and his gorilla Colonel Augustus Autumn, are NOT here to help you. Wake up, children the Enclave have a giant truck full 'o Brahmin, and they've been spoon-feeding you the bullshit. These guys are schemers, crooks, and killers, and the sooner you all realize that and stand up to their oppression, the better. That, my friends, is fighting the good fight."
    (Three Dog's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Enclave Radio; Speech 8 - The Colonel's Restoration:
    John Henry Eden: "The Enclave is back, America! And no, not just on your radio. Right now Enclave troops are patrolling the Capital Wasteland! These fine men and women, under the command of the stalwart Colonel Augustus Autumn, have one mission: the restoration of American peace and order. But let's hear from the man himself, shall we? America, I give you - Colonel Augustus Autumn!"
    Augustus Autumn: "Thank you, Mr. President. People of the Capital Wasteland. I am Colonel Autumn. By now, you have encountered Enclave troops in your towns, in your settlements. When you see the Enclave, you see the United States government. We are authorized to restore order and civility, by any means necessary. Just stay out of the way and let us do our job. Interfere with the Enclave's mission, and you will be dealt with. Harshly."
    John Henry Eden: "Very good, Colonel. Very good! So there you have it, my darling America. Enclave troops are now in your neighborhoods, in your lives, in your hearts. Together, we'll restore the glory of this great nation. One problem at a time."
    (Augustus Autumn and John Henry Eden's dialogue)
  3. The Chosen One: "{150}{}{Yeah, okay. How do I find them?}"
    AHS-9: "{151}{}{The Enclave are a remnant of the past - a neurodyne that has yet to be aligned. They have hidden bases all over the shards of old California, and their strongest stronghold is off to the west, over the waters.}"
    (AHS-9's dialogue)
  4. Arcade Gannon: "Moreno took the fall of the Enclave hard. He never questioned his orders, never questioned the legitimacy of what the Enclave was doing. To him, it was all one unbroken chain, from Washington to Richardson. When we left Navarro, I remember looking up at Moreno. He said, 'Kiss America goodbye, boys.' When we left the Enclave behind, the love in him burned itself out. Now there's just a bitter old man left."
    (Arcade Gannon's dialogue)
  5. Grayditch terminal entries; W. Brandice's terminal, 10-30-2276
  6. The Courier: "What are you talking about?"
    Arcade Gannon: "I wasn't always with the Followers, or with the NCR. My late father was an officer in a group called the Enclave, a remnant of America's Pre-War government. Memories being short around here, not a whole lot of people remember them. But they did bad things. Terrorized communities, kidnapped people. Eventually, someone stopped them. I was born a few years later at a military base on the coast, a place called Navarro."
    (Arcade Gannon's dialogue)
  7. Grayditch terminal entries; W. Brandice's terminal, 10-02-2276
  8. The Courier: "What happened to Navarro?"
    Arcade Gannon: "After the Enclave's command structure fell apart, it was only a matter of time before Navarro was overrun by NCR forces. My mother and I left with some of the troopers from my father's old unit, the same people I've kept in contact with over the years. Anyone who didn't get out was killed by the NCR. Even some of the ones who escaped were eventually hunted down by the Brotherhood of Steel."
    (Arcade Gannon's dialogue)
  9. The Lone Wanderer: "Why are you doing this? Why give your allegiance to a machine?"
    Augustus Autumn: "I am sworn to protect the Presidency. The chain of command must be upheld. I wouldn't expect you to understand."
    The Lone Wanderer: "Eden's not the President. He was never elected! Hell, he's not even human..."
    Augustus Autumn: "And your point?"
    The Lone Wanderer: "My point is that your government isn't legitimate. You have no right to rule."
    Augustus Autumn: "I see. And what of the chain of command? When the Enclave fell on the west coast, Eden was next in line for leadership."
    The Lone Wanderer: "He's not human. He assumed control... it was never given to him."
    Augustus Autumn: "Yes... You're right. I had not considered it from that viewpoint. But then... Where does that leave me?"
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  10. ZAX destruct sequence
  11. The Lone Wanderer: "The President wants to speak to me in his office."
    Williams: "What? No one sees the President except Colonel Autumn. Stand right there while I check this out."
    (Williams' dialogue)
  12. ED-E: <Distressed beeping>
    Whitley: "Dr. Grant? What the hell do you think you're doing?"
    Grant: "Ah, Whitley, there you are. Orders from Colonel Autumn - he feels the Eyebot Duraframe project isn't advancing quickly enough. I'm to-"
    Whitley: "You didn't even disengage his damage-avoidance protocols! You're hurting him!"
    Grant: "Don't be ridiculous, it's just a machine. See here, I've already increased the navigation system's efficiency by 65%."
    Whitley: "Get the hell out of here!"
    Grant: "Fine, Whitley, it's your lab. At least until I tell the Colonel about this."
    (Grant's and Whitley's dialogue)
  13. Whitley: "I don't believe it! Grant actually went to Colonel Autumn and got approval for her damned 'efficiency guidelines!' 'All experiments will be carried out with the test subject fully active, to reduce iteration time.' It's barbaric! I've explained this to the Colonel - just because the Eyebots don't have true AI doesn't mean they're just machines. I guess results are all that matter around here. Forget things like 'ethical procedures' or 'humane treatment.' I'm starting to have serious misgivings about leadership around here. At least I've got you to talk to, huh ED-E?"
    (Whitley's dialogue)
  14. Whitley: "All due respect sir, I think you're making a mistake. We're close to a breakthrough with the Duraframe Eyebots, I can feel it! Yes, sir. Yes sir, I understand that we need the Duraframe assets for Hellfire armor, but-No, sir. Yes, sir. I understand, sir. I'll tell the team to start disassembling the ED series prototypes right away. ED-E, you little rascal. Were you eavesdropping again? I think those videos you watch are a bad influence on you. How much of that did you hear?"
    ED-E: <Sad beeping>
    Whitley: "Hmm... didn't Dr. Grant say she'd upgraded your navigational systems? I think I have an idea.... How'd you like to be just like RALPHIE?"
    (Whitley's dialogue)
  15. Whitley: "Download Complete. Begin Recording. Navarro outpost scientists, I am glad that ED-E has reached you. You will find several databanks of information on this machine. Please handle this information with the utmost care as it represents the sum total of the results of my research on the Duraframe Eyebots. There are also several databanks with information on my research into Poseidon Energy and some projects they were working on in the Mojave area."
    (ED-E's dialogue)
  16. The Courier: "Do you always deflect personal questions?"
    Arcade Gannon: "Only to obfuscate my past association with a fascist paramilitary organization. I'm joking, of course. I will deflect personal questions at any opportunity."
    (Arcade Gannon's dialogue)
  17. The Lone Wanderer: "My father's work? How is that relevant?"
    John Henry Eden: "The purifier your father helped create has the ability to provide clean water to the whole of this 'Capital Wasteland'. With a simple modification, it can be used to distribute agents that destroy mutated creatures upon ingestion. In time, we could eliminate all mutations in the Wasteland at the same time the good people of the world regain their health. I need you to make the modification necessary for this to succeed."
    (John Henry Eden's dialogue)
  18. The Lone Wanderer: "Why do you want my help? Why not have Colonel Autumn help you?"
    John Henry Eden: "Ah, yes. Colonel Autumn. My trusted subordinate. I'm sure you've noticed that Colonel Autumn and I do not see eye-to-eye these days, figuratively speaking of course. The good Colonel and I disagree on how best to approach the problem of the Wasteland. He feels my methods are too extreme. He has allowed his humanity to cloud his objectivity. And now that he is publicly countermanding my orders, I can no longer rely on him. And so I turn to you. I hope that you are able to see the larger picture, to understand what's at stake. And of course, if you are successful, there is a place for you in the Enclave. Perhaps you could succeed the Colonel as my confidant."
    (John Henry Eden's dialogue)
  19. The Lone Wanderer: "Raven Rock is gone. Eden checked out. You've got nothing left."
    Augustus Autumn: "The American people are worth fighting for. The future must be secured. I won't let you stand in the way of that."
    The Lone Wanderer: "This isn't the way to do it. More fighting will just make things worse."
    Augustus Autumn: "And what would you have me do? Let you have everything I've worked to build? Let you destroy it all?"
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue) Note: These lines are spoken should Raven Rock have been destroyed by the player during the quest The American Dream, and the successful Speech option is chosen to try and get him to stand down during the quest Take it Back!.
  20. 20.0 20.1 The Lone Wanderer: "Eden betrayed you. You see this vial? He trusts me more than he trusts you."
    Augustus Autumn: "That's not true. That plan was abandoned months ago. He would never go behind my back!"
    The Lone Wanderer: "But you know he has. He sent me to do a job that you wouldn't."
    Augustus Autumn: "You could have stolen the vial... It means nothing. It proves nothing."
    The Lone Wanderer: "You know I'm telling the truth. Eden, the Enclave... Both have betrayed you."
    Augustus Autumn: "I am in charge here! I am the Enclave!"
    The Lone Wanderer: "If you're in charge, then you can stop the plans of some mad machine."
    Augustus Autumn: "Stop? Now? Are you out of your mind? There's nothing else to be done. We will push forward, and we will prevail!"
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  21. 21.0 21.1 The Lone Wanderer: "What the hell is going on here?"
    Augustus Autumn: "I'll tell you what's going on here. You lost. The good guys won this one, and now we're just wrapping up loose ends. We've got the purifier, now we just need the code to start it. You're going to give me that code now, and save us all a lot of trouble. Maybe I'll even let you go. So how about it?"
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  22. 22.0 22.1 The Lone Wanderer: "Give it up, Autumn. You've lost."
    Augustus Autumn: "I beg to differ. The Enclave is at the height of its power. Once this facility is operational, the masses will flock to the Enclave for fresh water, protection, and a plan for the future."
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  23. Augustus Autumn: "By the authority of the President, this facility is now under United States government control. The person in charge is to step forward immediately, and turn over all materials related to this project."
    James: "That's quite impossible. This is a private project; the Enclave has no authority here. I'm going to have to ask you to leave at once."
    Augustus Autumn: "Am I to assume, sir, that you are in charge?"
    James: "Yes, I'm responsible for this project."
    Augustus Autumn: "Then I repeat, sir, that you are hereby instructed to immediately hand over all materials related to the purifier."
    James: "I'm sorry, but that's...."
    Augustus Autumn: "Furthermore, you are to assist Enclave scientists in assuming control of the administration and operation of this facility at once."
    James: "Colonel... Is it Colonel? I'm sorry, but the facility is not operational. It never has been. I'm afraid you're wasting your time here."
    Augustus Autumn: "Sir, this is the last time I am going to repeat myself. Stand down at once, and turn over control of this facility."
    James: "Colonel, I assure you that this facility will not function. We have never been able to successfully replicate test results..."
    Augustus Autumn: "I suggest you comply immediately, sir, in order to prevent any more incidents. Are we clear?"
    James: "Yes, Colonel. I'll do whatever you want; there's no need for more violence."
    Augustus Autumn: "Then you will immediately hand over all materials related to this project, and aid us in making it operational at once."
    James: "Very well. Give me a few moments to bring the system online."
    James: "Nearly finished..."
    James: "...run... Run!..."
    (Augustus Autumn's and James' dialogue)
  24. Colonel Autumn's injection
  25. The Lone Wanderer: "You killed my father, you son of a bitch!"
    Augustus Autumn: "Technically, your father killed himself. His loyalties lay with the wrong people, and he paid the price. You, on the other hand, have an opportunity to learn from his mistakes."
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  26. Enclave field research terminal entries; terminal, Orders (CO eyes only)
  27. All detention facilities are found with dead wastelanders inside.[clarification needed]
  28. Enclave field research terminal entries; Enclave field research terminal: Rho Camp
  29. The events of the quest Finding the Garden of Eden.
  30. Enclave soldier: "Objective is secured sir."
    Augustus Autumn: "Good work, soldier. Make sure the G.E.C.K. is secured aboard my Vertibird."
    Enclave soldier: "Yes sir! I'll have the techs come down and remove it immediately, sir."
    Augustus Autumn: "You're certain he's/she's unharmed?"
    Enclave soldier: "Yes sir! He'll/She'll pass out shortly, but we can revive him/her."
    Augustus Autumn: "Excellent. Prepare him/her for transport immediately."
    Enclave soldier: "Right away, sir!"
    (Enclave soldier's and Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  31. The Lone Wanderer: "Why do you want this code so badly?"
    Augustus Autumn: "You know why. We can't start the purifier without it. The longer the purifier isn't running, the more people suffer. Now I'm running out of patience, son. I want that code, and I want it now."
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  32. Augustus Autumn: "Why do you insist on making things difficult? Maybe I should start shooting. How much blood you think you can afford to lose before you tell me what I want to know?"
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  33. The Lone Wanderer: "This is some kind of mistake. You've got the wrong person."
    Augustus Autumn: "You really think I'm that stupid? I know you were there. I saw you. You're in a heap of trouble, kid. You're a traitor to the United States government. You know what happens to traitors, don't you? You give me that code, and maybe we can work out a deal for you. But you need to start talking right now."
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  34. John Henry Eden: "Ah, alone at last. I do apologize for Colonel Autumn's attitude. He's been under a great deal of stress lately. I have no doubt that you know who I am. I'm sure you've heard my radio broadcasts. I'd like to have a word with you, face-to-face. I think there are a few things you and I should discuss. You'll find your possessions in the locker near the door. I'll unlock the way for you. And I'll unlock your restraints as well. I'll be waiting for you in my office. Please don't tarry."
    (John Henry Eden's dialogue)
  35. Augustus Autumn: "Attention! This is Colonel Autumn! You are hereby ordered to ignore the President's previous directive. The prisoner from Vault 101 is to be shot on sight. I repeat, shot on sight. This is an order!"
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  36. The Lone Wanderer: "If you want me to help you, why are your soldiers attacking me?"
    John Henry Eden: "Ah, yes. That is a bit of a problem. Colonel Autumn and I have, of late, disagreed on the best course of action for the Enclave. While I have direct control over the technology in Raven Rock, he has control of the human soldiers."
    (John Henry Eden's dialogue)
  37. The events of the quest The American Dream.
  38. Augustus Autumn: "You again. I can't say I'm surprised. You and your ilk seem hell-bent on destroying everything our government has worked to achieve. There's nothing to stop me from killing you this time. Let's end this."
    (Augustus Autumn's dialogue)
  39. Sarah Lyons: "You're just going to let him leave like that? I can't believe you, of all people, would show mercy on him. The real kicker is that the boys outside will probably cut him down as soon as he opens the door. Now let's get this place locked down."
    (Sarah Lyons' dialogue) Note: These lines are spoken should Colonel Augustus Autumn have been convinced to just walk away at the conclusion of the quest Take it Back!
  40. The efforts of Scribe Vallincourt.
  41. The events of Broken Steel.
  42. One of the main plots of Fallout 4.


  1. Fallout Bible 0: "2242 Fall Fallout 2 Ends: The Chosen One enters the Enclave using the damaged tanker and destroys the Poseidon oil platform, killing the President of the United States and ending the Enclave's plans for world domination. "
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.41: "The Enclave
    In the recent past, the Enclave—the remains of the United States government—were evacuated to an oil rig off the coast of California. Little is known about what happened to these forces, although the country has a new commander-in-chief: President John Henry Eden. However, recent reports and chatter have pinpointed the resurgence of the Enclave, with their base centered on a secure underground facility known as Raven Rock. Initial contact was made there 35 years ago.
    During this time, the new President Eden has been slowly rebuilding his resources, thanks in part to the technology already available at the Raven Rock military base. Vertibirds, weapons, and robots were easy to construct, but human followers were more difficult to find. The answer was to rely on Colonel Autumn, who controls the Enclave soldier forces, as well as creating a propaganda-spewing series of Eyebots sent to roam the Wasteland, spreading hope. Eden could spout his pro-government rhetoric, and promise a return of the pre-war America of legend: a land of white picket fences, baseball, apple pie, and good, old-fashioned American global supremacy.
    President Eden's secretive plan all along has been to rule over an America of the "pure," free from any mutation. He has learned of a ridiculously ambitious experiment known as Project Purity, and knew the time to strike had come: His Enclave forces would "reclaim" the Jefferson Memorial. By controlling the purified water, Eden would control the Capital Wasteland, and the rest of the country eventually. What better way to administer modified F.E.V.- which kills anyone infected with any form of mutation-than through the water supply?"
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.66: "Colonel Augustus Autumn
    Autumn grew up on an oil rig off the California coast (the base of operations for the Enclave, the secretive contingent of the United States government that survived after the apocalypse). His father was the high-ranking Enclave scientist on orders from the president to move all high-ranking officials to the only other secure Enclave location with a functioning ZAX super-computer, Raven Rock. Colonel Autumn has proven to be far less subservient than his scientist father, often openly disagreeing with the president's decisions."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  4. PlayStation Blog Meet the Companions
  5. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.103: "William Brandice (deceased)
    Originally from Navarro (a west coast military base), Brandice journeyed across the continent for reasons unknown, and settled in the town of Grayditch as a doctor. Believing the Enclave was closing in on him, Brandice took to the underground, but wasn't ready for quite so many Fire Ants. A one-time friend of Fred Wilks, Brandice is said to have a small weapons cache saved from his transcontinental trek."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  6. See here for comparison (Erwin Rommel - Alamy)
Major antagonists
Enclave Symbol (FO3)