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Silver Shroud Radio is a radio station that broadcasts Galaxy News Radio reruns of the pre-War adventures of the hero the Silver Shroud around the area of Goodneighbor. It is run by Kent Connolly, a ghoul from before the Great War that is a fan of the Silver Shroud, and wishes to see his favorite hero come to life.

Episodes

There are six episodes of the Silver Shroud radio show, which play in order on the station with a Galaxy News Radio opening and closing for each episode encouraging listeners to "tune in next week for another exciting episode." Kent will also broadcast messages over the radio to the Sole Survivor, should they choose to accept the role of the Silver Shroud.

  • Episode 1: A Slaying in Scollay Square
  • Episode 2: The Mystery of Mayor Murphy
  • Episode 3: In the Parlor of Mysteries
  • Episode 4: Fat Fahey's Folly
  • Episode 5: Into the Robot's Den
  • Episode 6: The Mechanist Unmasked!

Related quests

After completing The Silver Shroud questline, the radio station will become inactive. Depending on the choices made, the radio station can become active again once the Sole Survivor reaches certain levels to inform them that upgrades are available for the Silver Shroud costume.

Transcript

Episode 1: A Slaying in Scollay Square

Episode 1 transcript

Audio

[Footsteps]

Mayor Murphy: "Just down this alley..."

Female thug: "Well, well, well. Looks like someone got lost on the wrong side of the tracks."

Male thug: "Heh heh. Yeah, wrong side of the tracks."

Mayor Murphy: "I'm just... meeting a friend. No business of yours. Perhaps I'll just... call him. Now if you'll excuse me..."

Female thug: "Not so fast, fancy pants! Yeh wallet. And that snazzy briefcase yeh carryin'. Hand 'em over! Now!"

Mayor Murphy: "I most certainly will not! Do you have any idea who..."

[Gunshot]

Male thug: "Aww, geez Louise, why'd you go and do that?"

Female thug: "Because he could have made us that's why. You want to spend another stretch in the pokey? Now, let’s see what's in this fancy case... Nothin'! Papers! No cash! It's worthless! Agh! Get his wallet. Suit like this has gotta have somethin'..."

Male thug: "All right, all right. Let's see... 20 bucks, a driver's license... Oh! Oh man! We done it this time! You know who this is? We just wasted Mayor Murphy!"

Female thug: "What? The Mayor Murphy? But what in blazes was he doin' here? Up in Scollay Square?"

Silver Shroud: "A mystery... to be sure..."

Female thug: "Who said that? Show yourself!"

Silver Shroud: "You have murdered a man in cold blood. Justice must be served..."

Male thug: "It's the Silver Shroud! Let's get out of here!"

Female thug: "I ain't afraid of the Silver Shroud! You hear me! Come out, and I'll do you like I did the mayor!"

Silver Shroud: "Death has come for you, evildoer. And I am its Shroud."

[Gunshots]

Male thug: "Agggh!"

Female thug: "Nooo!"

Silver Shroud: "My work here is done. Or is it? What brought you to Scollay Square, Mayor Murphy? A journey that left you dead, and Boston leaderless. Why venture..."

[Footsteps]

Silver Shroud: "Emerge from the shadows, villain! Or face the justice of the Silver Shroud!"

Episode 2: The Mystery of Mayor Murphy

Episode 2 transcript

Audio

[Gunshots]

Silver Shroud: "Slowly now... Reveal yourself..."

Mistress of Mystery: "Silver Shroud. Fret not, old friend. It's only me...

Silver Shroud: "Mistress of Mystery! What brings you to Scollay Square on such a foul night?"

Mistress of Mystery: "Tracking our dear Mayor Murphy, who was up to some mischief..."

Silver Shroud: "The mayor? So he wasn't here in some kind of... official capacity?

Mistress of Mystery: "Hardly. Here -- let me show you. The contents of the late mayor's case."

Silver Shroud: "But these are... real estate papers. Leases and deeds for most of the businesses in Scollay Square."

Mistress of Mystery: "Indeed they are, my intrepid investigator. It would seem our Mayor Murphy was involved in a rather crooked caper. He was here to meet with some other mysterious malefactor..."

Fat Fahey: "So Mister Mayor, I hope you found the place all..."

[Gunshots]

Fat Fahey: "What the?! Silver Shroud! And Mistress of Mystery!? And the mayor... dead?!

Silver Shroud: "Fat Fahey, the infamous mob boss! So, you were meeting with Mayor Murphy! But why? Tell me, and you may yet live."

Mistress of Mystery: "Best listen to my friend, Fahey."

Fat Fahey: "I'll never talk. And you two are in over yeh heads!"

Silver Shroud: "So be it. Death has come for you, evildoer. And I am its..."

Fat Fahey: "Shroud? Shroud this, crime fighter!"

[Gunshots]

Fat Fahey: "Later, suckers!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Silver Shroud! You're shot!"

Silver Shroud: "Ugh... Just a... graze. You must... go after him..."

[Running footsteps]

Mistress of Mystery: "No. We'll let our quarry flee, for now. That bullet must be removed, and you're bleeding. Badly."

Silver Shroud: "Must get... back to my..."

Mistress of Mystery: "Hush now, stoic Shroud. I'll take you to my Parlor. It is close, and that wound is worrisome."

Silver Shroud: "The Parlor... It's been so long..."

Mistress of Mystery: "Indeed it has, old friend. Old... love. Indeed it has. And now, we must away!"

Episode 3: In the Parlor of Mysteries

Episode 3 transcript

Audio

Silver Shroud: "Jasmine, chamomile, pain... ecstasy. This can only be... The Parlor of Mysteries."

Mistress of Mystery: "Shhh... Be still, sweet Shroud. I removed that scumbag's slug, but you're sick with fever and still suffering."

Silver Shroud: "Mistress of Mysteries! No, I'm... all right. But the mayor, Fat Fahey. We stumbled upon a most sinister plot, old friend."

Mistress of Mystery: "Ha! No, dear heart. The Shroud stumbled -- the Mistress maneuvered. I knew of the mayor's misdeeds for many days. I followed him to that fateful meeting with Fat Fahey. I was about to..."

Chief Corcoran (via megaphone): "Attention! Silver Shroud and Mistress of Mystery! This is Chief Corcoran of the Boston Police Department! We know you're in there! You are both wanted in connection with the murder of Mayor Murphy! Come out with your hands up!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Hmm. It would seem that our leaving the scene of the Scollay slaughter was terribly timed. Incurring the wrath of Boston's finest is an unfortunate and unexpected annoyance."

Silver Shroud: "Unexpected... by us... maybe... But perhaps not... Fat Fahey. I'm starting to... to see into his twisted plan. Agh! Damn this... gunshot wound!"

Chief Corcoran (via megaphone): "Look, heroes! We can clear this up! Come out now, unarmed! I'll see that you two get the best lawyers in the city!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Hmph. Excuse my assumption that even the most astute attorney couldn't help us now."

Silver Shroud: "You're right, Mistress. We must away from your Parlor, and evade the police... Clear our names. And take... Fahey down!"

Chief Corcoran (via megaphone): "That's it! We're coming in!"

[Door being kicked in]

Chief Corcoran: "Silver Shroud! Mistress of Mystery! Hands up, per order of the Boston Police!"

Silver Shroud: "Chief Corcoran! I am Death's Shroud, but you are undeserved of my terrible justice. Think on my mercy!"

Chief Corcoran: "Stop, or we'll shoot! Men, open fire!"

[Gunshots, commotion]

Chief Corcoran: "Damn it! Where did this mist come from?"

Officer Liebowitz: "Wait, it's clearing! Chief, they ain't here! They're gone!"

Chief Corcoran: "I was hoping you'd say that, Officer Liebowitz. I was hoping you'd say that..."

Episode 4: Fat Fahey’s Folly

Episode 4 transcript

Audio

Paulie: "Come on, doll face. It's right through here."

[Door opening]

Candy (MoM): "Aw gee, Paulie! I ain't nevah been in a secret gangstah hideout before!"

Fat Fahey: "What the? Paulie, ya dumb jamoke! What's the big idea? Bringin' a dame into our hideout? Into MY hideout?"

Paulie: "Ah, relax, boss. She's all right. Ain'tcha all right... Wendy? Cindy?"

Candy (MoM): "It's Candy. And yeah, of course I'm all right. I'm just a young, dumb girl in love with a handsome, dangerous man."

Fat Fahey: "Oh brother. All right, the skirt can stay. But close that door! Last thing we need is..."

[Gunshots]

Silver Shroud: "...the Silver Shroud, infiltrating your nefarious lair?"

Fat Fahey: "Holy cannoli! It's the nightmare of night! The deceptive detective! The dark dick! Paulie, you idiot, you were duped! That's no normal dame!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Quite right, you custodian of criminality. For I am not Candy, the captivating companion. It is I, the Mistress of Mystery. I have clouded Paulie's paltry perceptions, to gain access to your den of depravity."

Paulie: "Sorry boss! I had no idea..."

Silver Shroud: "Your mistake is our gain. Paulie, is it? Death has come for you, evildoer. And I am its shroud."

[Gunshots]

Fat Fahey: "Paulie! No! Okay... Okay, listen... Whatever you want, Silver Shroud. I'll do it. Just don't kill me, too!"

Silver Shroud: "Pathetic and predictable. When faced with fear, the cocksure culprit..."

Fat Fahey: "Ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, you two. Crimefighters? What a laugh. And you call me predictable. You don't got any idea, do yas?"

Silver Shroud: "Why the joviality, Fahey? I, the Silver Shroud, have got you dead to rights. Yet you persist in this mindless guffawing. Not the behavior I'd expect of a criminal mastermind..."

Fat Fahey: "And you're right! Criminal mastermind? Me? Bub, you're as dumb as that get up. I'm just a pawn in this game, pal. Ya see? My master, the real master, he's been pullin' all the strings..."

Mistress of Mystery: "You mean..."

Fat Fahey: "That's right, Mistress. This was all just a big distraction. While we were here havin' our little jaw session, my boss has been at your Parlor. Stealin' BACK those deeds you took from Mayor Murphy's briefcase."

Mistress of Mystery: "Treacherous toad! You defiled my sacred sanctum? For that you will feel my fury! Behold the Blade of Bastet!"

*[Whoshing of blade and splat]

Silver Shroud: "Mistress, no! We needed him alive."

Fat Fahey: "Ha! That was... never... <bzzzzt> going... to happen... I ain't... never been.... alive... you see..."

Silver Shroud: "By the shadows! Fat Fahey! He's... he's a robot!"

Fat Fahey: "Wow... <bzzzzt> ain't you... quite the detective! Too bad... your career as a crimefighter... <bzzzt> is over. Mobbots! Attack!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Mobster robots! Assaulting from all angles! Not even the Silver Shroud can kill what isn't alive!"

Silver Shroud: "Watch me, Mistress. Watch me! Heyaaah! Haha!"

[Fast gunshots]

Episode 5: Into the Robot’s Den

Episode 5 transcript

Audio

Silver Shroud: "That's all of them. Fat Fahey's mobbots have been sent back to the mechanical Hell that spawned them!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Yes, my choleric companion. And no. Robotic Hellspawn they were. But not Fat Fahey's, for he himself presented the facts. Someone else is actually..."

Silver Shroud: "The master of it all. You're right. But who? Dearest Mistress of Mysteries, you and I have battled Boston's Rogues Gallery for years. This... this is someone... new."

Mistress of Mystery: "Certainly! But which criminal culprit has the technological know-how to construct such clockwork calamities? I don't..."

Mobbot: "You don't know anything! <bzzzzt> Ya right! <bzzzt> But I... I do. And I'll tell ya, too... <bzzzt> On one condition."

Silver Shroud: "By the Shadowed Streets of Southie! One of the mobbots' heads is still talking!"

Mobbot: "You're darn right I am. I can't feel my legs, cause ya shot me up good, Shroud. But I still got my kisser. And I'm gonna use it... to tell you where the BIG bossman is!"

Silver Shroud: "And your 'one condition'?"

Mobbot: "You take my head with ya! So I can see you take that creep down! What'd he ever do for me, huh? Okay, so he created me. Whoop de doo. Who needs a father who sends his kids out to die!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Silver Shroud... I sense truth in this clockwork crook. Shall I..."

Silver Shroud: "Use your Blade of Bastet to free the mobbot's head from its now destroyed body? Do it!"

[Whooshing slice of blade and electronic crackling]

Mobbot: "Ha! Sweet freedom! Thanks, doll face!"

Silver Shroud: "Now tell us! Who is your creator? The robotic puppet master pulling your twisted wires?! Speak, you decapitated electronic evildoer!"

Mobbot: "Ah ah ah... That would spoil all the fun! Ya gotta see for yourself! Come on! Let's beat feet... to the big warehouse down at Pier 12!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Fine, you amoral automaton! We're away!"

[Footsteps]

Silver Shroud: "A moonless night, and an unguarded skylight! Just what we needed to stealthily infiltrate this warehouse!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Yes, and our view from above is advantageous. For the gathering below is unlike any soiree I've ever seen!"

[Robotic sounds]

Silver Shroud: "Robots! Dozens of them! All shapes and sizes! And on the stage... their leader. Another robot... No! Not a robot! A man! In a robot costume!"

Mobbot: "Shhhhh! Shaddup ya dummies! Us robots got good hearing! Ya gonna get yourselves caught. Now listen! Bossman's about to talk."

The Mechanist: "My robotic children! My glorious creations! We stand tonight at the dawn of a new era! For too long, the human vermin of Boston have destroyed this fair city! The flesh is weak! But steel! Steel is strong! You, my children, will usher in a new age! An age of robots! Led by me, your father... The Mechanist!"

Silver Shroud: "The Mechanist! So, evil does have a name..."

The Mechanist: "The revolution begins tonight, my precious offspring! But first... let us welcome our special guests for this evening... Silver Shroud, and the Mistress of Mystery!"

Mobbot: "Uh oh..."

Episode 6: The Mechanist Unmasked!

Episode 6 transcript

Audio

[Fire crackling]

Silver Shroud: "Dangling... over a... pit of fire.... Reminds me of our adventure against the... Chelsea Mangler... eh, Mistress?"

Mistress of Mystery: "Indeed, stalwart Shroud! But that malformed murderer was but a moppet compared to the malignancy of the Mechanist."

The Mechanist: "Malignant, am I? No, Mistress of Mystery. What you mistake for evil is actually... enlightenment! Only I, the Mechanist, truly understand the folly of humankind. The flesh is weak. Metal is the future of Massachusetts!"

The Silver Shroud: "The only future you have is a long nap in a deep hole, Mechanist! To me, you're just another two-bit hustler with delusions of grandeur! And by the way -- you're not fooling anyone with that cheap getup. You're as human as the rest of us."

Mistress of Mystery: "Stalwart Shroud. Glance skyward and see! Our newfound friend, the head of the bodyless bot! And it would seem he's biting... through our bindings!"

[Jaws clacking, rope snapping]

Mobbot: "Hey down there! Mechanist! Ya robot wannabe! Remember me? No? I didn't think so! That's the problem! Ya made me, but ya didn't love me. Ya didn't love any of us, ya selfish jamoke! Now it's time ta pay!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Gasp!"

The Mechanist: "Fools, all of you! Attack, my robot children! Destroy these interlopers!"

The Silver Shroud: "The robots are advancing. And our weapons have been confiscated! So... fisticuffs it is, then!"

Mistress of Mystery: "And furiously fluid footwork! Hi-YA!"

[Kick sound]

Robot: "By order of our master... the Mechanist... you will be destroyed... Deeee...stroyy...ed..."

[Electronic sound]

The Silver Shroud: "And THAT.... is the last of them! Now for the Mechanist. But where did that vile ruffian escape to?"

Mobbot: "Hey! Silver do-gooder! It's me! The head! Heh heh. Yeah, that's right. I'm up here. In the rafters. I'm your eye in the sky! I saw where the Mechanist went! He's in that office -- up the stairs!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Well done, heroic... head. Your adjusted attitude has made allies of us all! Silver Shroud -- shall we?"

The Silver Shroud: "We shall!"

[Running footsteps]

The Mechanist: "Stop right there. Not a step closer! You may have defeated my robot children... but now I will turn your own weapon against you!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Silver Shroud! He's armed with your silver shooter! Your most revered rifle!"

The Silver Shroud: "So he is, Mistress. So he is. All right, Mechanist. It's your move. Shoot. If you've got the chutzpah."

The Mechanist: "I've been waiting for this moment a long time, Silver Shroud. With you and your harlot out of the way, the Age of the Robots can truly begin. Now... die!"

[Several gunshots]

The Mechanist: "Aggghhhh!"

Mistress of Mystery: "Silver Shroud! The bullets! They bounced! Ricocheted right off your raiment. Right back at..."

Silver Shroud: "The Mechanist. That's right, Mistress. For what kind of crime fighter would I be, without a few mysteries of my own? The silver weapon of the Silver Shroud can never harm... the Silver Shroud!"

The Mechanist: "<cough> So... this is... the end... <cough> All I wanted... was a better... life... a better... Commonwealth... free from the petty squabbles... <cough>... of humankind..."

Mistress of Mystery: "We have the why... but not the who! Stalwart Shroud... unmask this miscreant, and reveal the man beneath the metal!"

The Silver Shroud: "Yes! It is time we knew the truth. Who is... the Mechanist?"

Mistress of Mystery: "By the rays of Ra! The Mechanist is none other than..."

[Mask removed]

The Silver Shroud: "Mayor Murphy! Of course! It all makes sense!"

Mayor Murphy: "<cough> My death.... In that alley... <cough> A ruse... He was... <cough> Just one of my robots... But by being... dead...<cough>"

The Silver Shroud: "You could turn your little hobby into a full-time endeavor. And the real estate papers..."

[Paper sounds]

Mistress of Mystery: "A rancorous ruse! A spiteful sham! All to throw us off the trail!"

Mayor Murphy: "<cough> Yes... It was a... master plan... And you... ruined it all... But... what happens now? <cough> I need... a doctor... an... ambulance..."

Mistress of Mystery: "Stalwart Shroud.... Could it be? Can the mewling Mechanist not foresee his fate?"

Mayor Murphy: "<<cough> My... fate? What <cough> fate?"

The Silver Shroud: "Death has come for you, Mayor Murphy... And I am its Shroud!"

[Gunshots]

Segments

Intro sequence

Announcer: "When evil walks the streets of Boston, one man lurks in the shadows. Shielding the innocent. Judging the guilty. That guardian is... the Silver Shroud!"

Ending sequence

Announcer: "What will become of our stalwart hero? Find out what happens next week, on another exciting episode of... The Silver Shroud!"

Announcer: "You've been listening to 'Galaxy News Radio' (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Galaxy News Network)"

Announcer: "Galaxy... News... Radio!"

Kent Connolly's broadcasts

Prior to starting "The Silver Shroud"

"Calling all Silver Shroud Fans! I got an urgent mission. If you're a true fan stop by the Memory Den and t-talk to Kent Connolly. The Silver Shroud needs you!"

Dealing with Wayne Delancy

"Calling all Silver Shroud fans. A once in a lifetime announcement. The Silver Shroud returns and he's going to clean up the streets. Everyone heard how Wayne Delancy m-murdered poor Miss Selmy and her kid, over a few lousy caps. Death is coming for you, Wayne."

After Wayne Delancy is killed; Dealing with AJ

Kent: "Friend of the show, Jerry, is here."

Jerry: "Is this thing on? Hello? Hello?"

Kent: "It's on."

(Rapid knocking on the door)

Kent: "WE'RE RECORDING IN HERE!"

(Faster knocking)

Kent: "Aw, MAN!"

(4 seconds of static)

Kent: "Great. Great! The Silver Shroud's dispatched justice already. Miss Selmy has been avenged!"

Jerry: "Shit? The Shroud offed Wayne? Wait. So this guy's actually for real?"

Kent: "Oh, You better believe it! So, Jerry, Go on! tell the listeners what we're talkin' about!

Jerry: "Right. So AJ, you know the chem dealer by Bobbi's? He's doing good for himself. Says he's got a whole new market. Kids. Even with his garbage chems he's just raking in the caps."

Kent: "You hear that? Sounds like the Silver Shroud has another bad guy to deal with."

Jerry: "Uh... Why? This Shroud guy, he gonna muscle in on the chem trade now?"

Kent: "No. He's gonna do something about it. AJ's selling to kids. And his chems have k-killed people."

Jerry: "And...? I don't get it."

Kent: "We can't let AJ kill kids."

Jerry: "Whatever."

After AJ is killed

"Another special update! No, it wasn't Bobbi No-Nose who offed AJ and his goons. It was the Silver Shroud! See his calling card if you don't believe me. Now's our time, listeners, justice is coming to Goodneighbor. You'll see."

Dealing with Kendra

"The Silver Shroud's bringing justice to Goodneighbor. You bad guys better look out. And now a special update. The villainous assassin Kendra was recently spotted at the Third Rail. The same Kendra who bombed Little Joe's shack and killed four innocent drifters. If you want to see the Silver Shroud in action, stay near Whitechapel Charlie. The Shroud's sure to interrogate him to find the evil-doer's whereabouts."

After Kendra is killed

"You hear the gunshots outside the gates? Then you heard the work of... the Silver Shroud! Kendra won't be murdering nobody no more because the Shroud delivered his final justice. So don't be shy. You hear of an evil plan? A nefarious scheme? See Kent Connolly at the Memory Den. Change is coming to Goodneighbor!"

Meeting with Hancock

"Another headliner. Hancock seeks a special meeting with our hero, the Silver Shroud. Whatever it's about, be careful Shroud, we're all with you.

General (if the player delays)

"It's happening. Even the doubters got to believe - the Shroud's flesh and blood. The Shroud's gone away on an important mission, but don't lose heart. He'll be back. Until then, do what *you* can to help Goodneighbor. Together, we can do it!"

Kidnapping

Kent: "Here's a Silver Shroud update. In case you missed it, Kendra's reign of terror is over. She won't be--"

(Several Gunshot noises)

Kent: "Wh-What? Oh god, what's happening?"

Avery: "ON YOUR KNEES, DIRTBAG!!!"

Kent: "Wh-What are you doing? Wh... errg..."

Avery: "Sinjin! All Clear."

Sinjin: "This is the Shroud's headquarters? So you must be the Silver Shroud's little friend."

Kent: "Yes."

Sinjin: "If you want to see your friend alive, Shroud, meet me at Milton General Hospital."

Kent: "Don't do it, Shroud, it's a trap. Save yourself!"

(Gunshot sound)

Kent: "Oww, oww, oww! Oh my god, do it, Shroud. Do it. My knee! Ahh!"

Sinjin: "Tick tock, Shroud. Don't keep me waiting. We got business that needs finishing."

Upgrade pending (only plays once)

"Calling the Silver Shroud. Calling the Silver Shroud. I got a special delivery for you. Come see me at the Memory Den."

Named characters

Fictional (radio play)

Named locations

1 Fictional locations from the radio play only.

Appearances

Silver Shroud Radio appears only in Fallout 4 and is mentioned in Fallout 76.[1]

Behind the scenes

When the Silver Shroud infiltrates the mobsters' hideout, one of the mobsters says "holy cannoli," a catchphrase of Robin in the 1960s Batman TV series.

Bugs

  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Sometimes after completing the mission 'The Silver Shroud', Kent Connolly will not reactivate the radio station. This will also not allow you to upgrade the 'Silver Shroud Armor'. This happens if the player is above level 45 when finishing the quest. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One On the radio broadcasts, Kent Connolly will refer to your character as "he" even if the Silver Shroud is female. This is due to female dialogue being completely absent from the game files. [verified]

Gallery

Video

References

Hubris Comics
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