The Bysshe Energy Company, also called Bysshe Co., was a pre-War company in the energy sector. In 2077, it operated the research vessel USS Ozymandias and acquired rights in the area of Point Lookout to probe for natural gas resources. It also developed a powerful Assaultron unit, the Imposter Sheepsquatch.
Natural Gas Survey Project MD-16-001
The purpose of Natural Gas Survey Project MD-16-001 was to determine whether sufficient deposits of bio-gas were present on Point Lookout to make large-scale diggings viable. The company was aware that potential bio-gas reserves on the island would likely be a result of mass burials from the American Civil War, a fact it sought to conceal even from its own leading expert, Caroline Saunders, as it was aware of her "liberal" leanings. Martin J. Roach was given the task to monitor her and, when it became apparent that Saunders was starting to show interest in the gas deposits' origins, executed "Code Blue" protocols in order to destroy all evidence by running the Ozymandias aground.
Operation: Mary's Little Lamb
An ambitious covert plan to allow Bysshe to seize land, the Company commissioned Calvin van Lowe, one of its talented engineers, to create an Imposter Sheepsquatch out of an Assaultron and cause a string of Sheepsquatch sightings. In that way, Bysshe hoped to throw property values in Lewisburg into freefall so that it could buy up the town. The project team consisted of Calvin (codenamed "Blacksheep") as the main developer, Bo-Peep as the handler, and Big Bad Wolf as the fixer. At some point, the Imposter Sheepsquatch escaped containment, killing both van Lowe and Bo-Peep, and Big Bad Wolf was dispatched to investigate. After discovering their fates, he acquired prototype anti-robot technology originally intended for sabotaging Hornwright Industrial robots from Allan Garrahan, and used it to set up the pylon ambush site in an attempt to contain the rogue Assaultron.
Bysshe Energy Partners
Bysshe Energy Partners was responsible for Natural Gas Survey Project MD-16-001.
Bysshe Natural Gas Co.
Bysshe Natural Gas Co. was another subsidiary company of Bysshe Co. It sent Caroline Saunders to act as the principal geological chemist for the field research of Natural Gas Survey Project MD-16-001.
Bysshe's Ozymandias appears in the Fallout 3 add-on Point Lookout. The Bysshe Company and its subsidiaries are mentioned in terminal entries inside the ship's wreck. It also appears in the Fallout 76 update Wild Appalachia.
Behind the scenes
The company name is a reference to Percy Bysshe Shelley.
- USS Ozymandias terminal entries; terminal, Null
- Van Lowe Taxidermy terminal entries; assembly platform, Check-in #1
- Calvin's security code
- Garrahan Estate terminal entries; terminal, New "Security" Measures
- Garrahan Estate terminal entries; terminal, A Fortunate Encounter
- Pylon ambush site terminal entries