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What follows is an edited version of the Fallout timeline focusing on major events and omitting minor, inconsequential occurrences, such as fixing pipes or delivery dates, and most personal occurrences, focusing on those tied to the rise and development of factions, settlements, and technologies. Historical events with no impact on the Fallout setting are not included. Fictional events before the Great War have been retained.

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Timeline
Pre-History

7500 BCEin

Pre-Divergence

18th century: 1711 | 1776 | 1783 | 1787
19th century: 1858 | 1861 | 1865 | 1894 | 1895 | 1898
20th century: 1907 | 1914 | 1918 | 1922 | 1931 | 1939 | 1941 | 1943 | 1945 | 1949

Post-Divergence

20th century: 1960 | 1961 | 1969
2000s: 2002
2020s: 2020 | 2021 | 2023
2030s: 2031 | 2037 | 2039
2040s: 2042 | 2043 | 2044 | 2047
2050s: 2050 | 2051 | 2052 | 2053 | 2054 | 2055 | 2056 | 2059
2060s: 2060 | 2061 | 2062 | 2063 | 2064 | 2065 | 2066 | 2067 | 2068 | 2069
2070s: 2070 | 2071 | 2072 | 2073 | 2074 | 2075 | 2076 | 2077

Post-Great War

2078 | 2079
2080s: 2080 | 2081 | 2082 | 2083 | 2084 | 2085 | 2086 | 2087 | 2088 | 2089
2090s: 2090 | 2091 | 2092 | 2093 | 2094 | 2095 | 2096 | 2097 | 2098 | 2099
2100s: 2101 | 2102 | 2103
2110s: 2110
2120s: 2120 | 2123 | 2125 | 2126 | 2128
2130s: 2130 | 2131 | 2135 | 2137 | 2138
2140s: 2140
2150s: 2150 | 2151 | 2152 | 2155 | 2156 | 2157 | 2158 | 2159
2160s: 2161 | 2162 | 2163 | 2165 | 2167
2170s: 2170 | 2172 | 2174 | 2178
2180s: 2180 | 2185 | 2186 | 2189
2190s: 2190 | 2195 | 2196 | 2197 | 2198
2200s: 2200 | 2205 | 2208 | 2209
2210s: 2210 | 2215
2220s: 2220 | 2224 | 2227 | 2228 | 2229
2230s: 2230 | 2231 | 2233 | 2234 | 2235 | 2236 | 2237 | 2238 | 2239
2240s: 2240 | 2241 | 2242 | 2246 | 2247 | 2248
2250s: 2250 | 2253 | 2254 | 2255 | 2256 | 2257 | 2258
2260s: 2266 | 2267 | 2269
2270s: 2270 | 2271 | 2272 | 2273 | 2274 | 2275 | 2276 | 2277 | 2278
2280s: 2280 | 2281 | 2282 | 2283 | 2284 | 2285 | 2286 | 2287
2290s: 2291 | 2297
24th century: 2301 | 2331 | 2337 | 2381
30th century: 2910

7500 BCE

  • Four thousand years before the earliest human civilizations emerge in Mesopotamia, Ubar thrives in the region known to humans as the Rub' al Khali.[1]

1711

1776

1783

1787

1858

1861

1865

1894

1895

1898

1907

  • The Monongah mining disaster occurs. The explosion kills over 300 workers and traps hundreds more at Monongah Mine.[10]

1914

1918

1922

1931

1939

1941

1945

1949

1960

1961

1969

  • The United States created thirteen commonwealths, creating another intermediate layer of governance between the State and the Federal governments. The national flag was amended to reflect this and depicts fourteen stars, thirteen in a circle to represent the commonwealths and one in the middle to represent the Federal government and the nation as a whole.[24][Non-game 3]
  • July 16: The Virgo II Lunar Lander Valiant 11 with U.S.S.A. astronauts Captain Richard Wade, Captain Mark Garris, and Captain Michael Hagen lands on the Moon. The astronauts become the first humans to walk on a celestial body other than Earth.[25]
  • November 14: Virgo III Lander Valiant 12 lands on the Moon.[26]

2002

2020

2021

2023

2031

2037

2039

2042

2043

2044

2047

2050

  • May 1: Nuka-World opens to the public with Nuka-Town USA and Kiddie Kingdom being the only parks. The theme park attracts more than 40,000 visitors at its grand opening.[41]
  • The mission of the Sierra Army Depot changes again. It is refurbished with the latest in technology and is used as a secret research installation for developing and testing robotic, biological and conventional weapons until 2076.[42]

2051

  • Seeking to protect business interests and their oil supply, the United States begins to exert increasing pressure on Mexico, citing the political instability and pollution stemming from Mexico as a threat to the United States. Various economic sanctions serve to destabilize Mexico, and the United States military enters Mexico to keep the oil refineries running and making sure oil and fuel continue to make their way north across the border at Mexico's expense.[Non-game 6]

2052

  • America begins suffering from an energy crisis, prompting companies like REPCONN Aerospace to begin development of new fuel sources.[43]
  • A television documentary revealing the withered husk of the Texas oil fields brings the oil shortage into American households and reveals how deep the energy crisis runs.[Non-game 7]
  • The last manned space flight to the moon to be performed by the USSA takes place. On that flight, the astronauts recover the flag planted on the surface by the Valiant 12 team.[26]
  • The date is based on Fallout Tactics and is not confirmed by canon sources. March 5: The United States closes its borders.[Non-canon 2]
  • April: Resource Wars begin. Smaller nations go bankrupt as the European Commonwealth declares war on the Middle East in response to rising oil prices.[Non-game 8]
  • May: The ailing United Nations begins to collapse. In a series of heated debates, many nations withdraw from the organization as the U.N. tries to keep the peace.[Non-game 9][Non-game 10]
  • July 26: The United Nations is officially disbanded.[44]

2053

  • The socially transmitted New Plague arises, killing tens of thousands. The United States closes its borders and the first-ever national quarantine is declared. The source of the plague is unknown, but rumors persist that it is a genetically engineered weapon.[Non-canon 2][Non-game 11][Non-game 12]
  • ZAX 1.0 goes online, developed by Vault-Tec Industries. Initially a prototype of some of the systems designed to govern the vaults, it is given to the government to help the Department of Energy collect resource data. Within a year, it is taken by the military for plague and tactical research; one version, ZAX 1.2, would later be constructed for West Tek.[45][Non-game 13][Non-game 14]
  • December: Like an exclamation mark on the end of a very bad year, a terrorist nuclear weapon destroys Tel Aviv.[Non-game 15]

2054

2055

2056

2059

  • The Anchorage Front Line is established, as the United States increases its military presence in Alaska to protect its oil interests. The Anchorage Front Line causes tensions in the United States and Canada, as the United States attempts to pressure Canada into allowing American military units to guard the Alaskan pipeline.[Non-game 20]
  • The first artificial intelligence is born. Limited by memory constraints, its expansion is rapidly halted. The discovery paves the way for future A.I. research in laboratories throughout the United States.[Non-game 21]

2060

  • Traffic on the streets of the world stops moving. Fuel becomes too precious to waste on automobiles, so alternatives are explored - electric and fission-powered cars begin to be manufactured, but factories can only make limited amounts while conserving fuel. Pressure on fusion research increases.[Non-game 22]
  • The European-Middle Eastern War abruptly stops as the oil wells in the Middle East no longer produce oil. With the fields exhausted, neither side has a reason to continue hostilities. Both the Commonwealth and the Middle Eastern states are almost completely ruined by eight years of war.[Non-game 23]
  • The European Commonwealth falls apart, reduced to hostile nation-states, fighting over the remaining resources. The European Civil War begins.[Non-game 24]
  • The U.S. military develops and deploys their unmanned cargobots all over Appalachia.[49][50]
  • Olympics are held at an unknown region.[51]
  • Bradberton is founded in Massachusetts.[52]

2061

2062

2063

  • August: The construction of most vaults completed, except for Vault 13, whose construction finally gets off the ground heralding a development cycle that seems plagued with problems. Drills begin in the other cities with completed vaults, but the increasing frequency of the drills has a "cry wolf" effect, and the turnouts for drills trickle off as the years go on.[Non-game 26][Non-game 27]

2064

2065

  • Robert House concludes that atomic war would devastate the Earth within 15 years after every projection he ran deemed it a mathematical certainty.[55]
  • February: Construction of Vault 76 begins.[53]
  • June: Due to enormous demands for electricity from a 17+ million population, a nuclear reactor in New York City goes supercritical, almost causing a meltdown. The near meltdown brings into effect power rationing, and the term "Hot Summer" is used to refer to this incident.[Non-game 28]
  • August: Increasing need for mobility in the United States mechanized cavalry leads the military to focus the efforts on creating a man-based tank - essentially, a two-legged walking armored unit: power armor.[Non-game 29] Research grows until 2067 and several prototypes are developed, many of which prove to be unworkable in the field. These prototypes pave the way for future advances in military, construction, and fusion technology.[Non-game 30]

2066

  • The United States Army conducts a test of a next-generation nuclear weapons, dubbed "Super-Bomb" by the media.[Non-game 31]
  • The U.S. Navy missile cruiser USS Ebon Atoll is accidentally sunk by the U.S. Navy submarine USS Interference during the Anchorage Campaign. The Interference mistook the Ebon Atoll for an enemy vessel and shot it with a nuclear torpedo killing all on board. It is one of the worst U.S. Navy disasters since World War II.[56]
  • May: Construction of Vault 87 begins.[53]
  • Spring: As the oil resources dry up across the globe, China's fossil fuel dependency causes an energy crisis in the nation. China, bordering on collapse, becomes more aggressive in its trade talks with the United States. Unwilling to export oil to China, talks between the United States and China break down.[Non-game 32]
  • June 24: Negotiations between the U.S. and other world powers come to a dramatic end, with the president walking out of oil talks with the other world powers. After a heated debate, the president stormed out of the meeting and declared that the last known supply of petroleum will be used exclusively by the U.S. and the U.S. will not sell or trade any oil to outside parties.[57]
  • Summer: Adding further insult to the Sino-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the power armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general U.S. infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power.[Non-game 33][Non-game 34][58]
  • December: In the winter of 2066, China invades Alaska. The Anchorage Front Line becomes a true battleground.[59][Non-game 35][Non-game 36] The United States Congress unanimously passes and the then-President of the United States signs the U.S. Declaration of War on China, officially marking the beginning of the Sino-American War.
  • December: As a sign of increasing tension between the two countries, Canada proves reluctant to allow American troops on Canadian soil or allow American planes to fly over Canadian airspace. American and Canadian tensions rise, but Canada eventually backs down, and U.S. troops pass through Canada. This sets the stage for the Canadian annexation in 2076.[59][Non-game 37]

2067

  • The first suit of T-45 power armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this power armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordnance becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States.[Non-game 38]

2068

2069

  • Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the U.S. draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point. Many Americans refer to Canada as Little America, and Canadian protests are unheard.[Non-game 39]
  • February 11: By order of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, all Patriot's Cookbook magazines are banned and incinerated. However, many magazines still remained in circulation.[60]
  • March: Vault 13 is finally completed - it is the last of the vaults on the West Coast, and drills begin. Due to its late completion, the "cry wolf" effect that hurt the other vaults is not as pronounced.[Non-game 40][Non-game 41]
  • Summer: Penelope Hornwright undertakes an internship in the Automation Department of Atomic Mining Services.
  • October: Construction of Vault 76 ends.[53]
  • December: Construction of Vault 106 and Vault 108 ends. Vault 108 was in construction for 8 years due to work stoppage.[53]

2070

  • The first of the Chryslus Motors fusion-driven cars are developed. Reassuringly big and American, the limited models carry a hefty price tag but are sold out within days. Many Chryslus plants have long since been converted into making military ordnance.[Non-game 42]
  • The United States Space Administration launches the Deep Sleep mission meant to test hibernation pods in outer space with a five-year (with a possible extension to ten-years) hibernation of the mission's crew. The crew consisted of Commander Sofia Daguerre, Doctor Lee, Engineer Nowak, and assaultron Pandora.

2071

2072

  • June: The United States Army confirms the development of a "Super Weapon" to liberate Anchorage, Alaska.[62][Non-game 43]
  • June 3: The United States' increasing demand for Canadian resources causes protests and riots in several Canadian cities. An attempted sabotage of the Alaskan pipeline is all the military needs as an excuse to finalize its annexation of Canada, which had already begun in 2067.[59][Non-game 44][63][64]
  • Vault 79 is completed and all U.S. gold reserves are moved to it in secret from Fort Knox.[65]

2073

2074

  • Despite claiming that it fights a purely defensive war, United States units are deployed to China. Long supply lines and difficult conditions on the mainland lead to the units becoming bogged down in the fighting. American infantry, mechanized divisions, and power armor units suffer from strained resource and supply lines.[Non-game 46]
  • June: Construction of Vault 112 ends.[53]

2075

  • March: Huntersville receives a rural development grant.[67]
  • March 21: PVP experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests of the virus on single-celled organisms. Experiments on plant cells are postponed. The pan-immunity virion is renamed Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV).[68][Non-game 47]
  • May: Vault 112 seals two years early, for Stanislaus Braun's sadistic desires.[69]
  • May 9: F.E.V. experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests on flatworms; the flatworms exhibit increase the size and heightened resistance to viral contagions. Experiments with insects have less success, and further experimentation on insects is postponed by Major Barnett.[68][Non-game 48][Non-game 49]
  • June 6: The rural development grant rejuvenates Huntersville.[67]
  • June 30: FEV experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, with white mice as subjects. Increased size, muscle density, and Intelligence are noted.[68][Non-game 50][Non-game 51]
  • August: he United States Space Administration awards contracts to ArcJet Systems to develop the XMB booster engine and deep range transmitter for their Mars Shot Project, a manned mission to Mars.[70]
  • August 20: West Tek Research Center constructed north of Huntersville to experiment with the use of FEV-modified crops in agriculture.[71]
  • November: Unidentified submarine contacts, rumored to be stealth subs of the Chinese "Ghost Fleet" are spotted by U.S. monitoring stations A-31 and B-19, but no further sightings are reported.[72]
  • November 9: FEV experimentation (batch 10-011) on rabbits is concluded. Increased size, intelligence, and (this time) aggressiveness is noted. Apparently, it was hard to determine whether the flatworms in the previous experiments were angrier and more violent than normal. Frankly, the researchers cannot be blamed for this.[68][Non-game 52]
  • December 17: A general of the U.S. military visits the Switchboard facility and receives a report from P.A.M. that Chinese stealth technology far outpaces that of the United States, and that the unidentified submarines spotted by U.S. monitoring stations a month prior may be from the Chinese "Ghost Fleet," an elite naval unit rumored to possess stealth-capable submarines. The general dismisses the intelligence as unsubstantiated, but P.A.M. responds by stating no actionable intelligence has come out of the Shaanxi Province of China since November 2072, except for a reported increase in the importation of complex polymers and key synthetic compounds. P.A.M. indicates that these are consistent with research into stealth technology on a large scale, but the general states that unless concrete evidence can be provided, such information is a rumor.[72]
  • December 20: West Tek ramps up agricultural mutation research at Huntersville.[73]

2076

  • REPCONN Aerospace is bought out by RobCo Industries.[46]
  • January: The United States annexation of Canada is complete. Canadian protesters and rioters are shot on sight, and the Alaskan Pipeline swarms with American military units. Pictures of atrocities make their way to the United States, causing further unrest and protests.[59][Non-game 53]
  • January 3: A military team under the command of Colonel Spindel is sent to the West Tek research facility to monitor the experiments in the interest of national security, due to fears of international espionage.[27] Captain Roger Maxson (the grandfather of John Maxson, the High Elder of the Brotherhood of Steel in 2161) is among the team personnel.[Non-game 54]
  • January 12: Splicing in several new gene sequences into their test virus, dogs are injected with batch 11-101a at West Tek. Although increased strength was noted, increased intelligence was not.[Non-game 55] Using batch 11-011, experiments are conducted on raccoons. The same results are noted, but the attempted escape of several infected raccoons causes Major Barnett to terminate the escape... and the test subjects. Two pairs of raccoons, however, are unaccounted for.[Non-game 56]
  • February 16: After shuttering their agricultural research, West Tek starts human FEV mutation experiments at Huntersville.[74]
  • March 12: ATLAS tests in Appalachia yield first results.[75]
  • April 15: Once all secondary tests and studies are done on the test subjects, all dogs from the batch 11-101a Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) tests at West Tek are terminated... from a safe distance.[68][Non-game 57][Non-game 58]
  • May 25: Experiments start to cause mutations at Huntersville.[76]
  • June: Power armor T-51b series development is completed, resulting in the first mass-produced T-51 power armor. The first power armor units are sent to China, where they perform flawlessly against Chinese forces. Enemy tanks and infantry are no match for the power armor and sometimes they even surrender to the advancing forces when they realize what they are against. As a result, the Chinese war effort begins to collapse, its resources and supply lines strained to the breaking point.[77][Non-game 59]
  • July 4: Vault 76 is completed for the United States' tricentennial.[78]
  • August: Food and energy riots begin in major cities throughout the United States. Military units begin to be deployed in cities within the United States to contain rioters, and many temporary prisons are constructed. A state of emergency is declared, and martial law soon follows.[Non-game 60]
  • August 20: ATLAS manages to create a wide variety of weather, warranting further investment of public funds.[79]
  • September 8: First super mutants emerge at Huntersville.[80]
  • October 4: At West Tek, fifteen chimpanzees are infected with batch 11-111. The most successful test to date, growth, and immunities in the chimpanzees surpass all other subjects to date. The military practically drools over the results. Plans are made in secret to continue testing in small quarantine towns in North America like Huntersville. Mariposa Military Base construction is sped up in anticipation of moving the West Tek project to a location under military supervision.[Non-game 61]
  • October 20: Nuka-Cola Quantum is created.[81]
  • November 4: First incidents of violence and death at Huntersville.[82]

2077

  • Fallout Tactics Gas prices sky rocket with the regular gas price being $7450.99 per gallon and $8500.99 per gallon for premium.[83]
  • The United States Army commissions General Atomics International to manufacture the Mister Gutsy line of combat robots. The Mister Gutsy line is completed just before the Great War and is released for use.[84]
  • Robert House puts himself in stasis.[Non-game 62]
  • Cut content A Chinese sabotage attempt takes place at Hoover Dam.[85]
  • A crate full of strange-looking suits winds up in the Hoover Dam inventory stock.[86]
  • Van Buren (not confirmed as canon) New Plague hits Denver. Rioters burned down large parts of the city in their fear of contamination and anger at their treatment. Many panicked and fled the city by car, clogging the freeways when they ran out of gas and trapping everyone behind them.[87]
  • January 7: Major Barnett orders transfer of all Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) research to the newly-constructed Mariposa Military Base, despite objections by the research team.[68][Non-game 63]
  • January 10: Alaska is reclaimed, and the Anchorage Front Line is again held by the Americans.[Non-game 64][88][89]
  • January 22: The first domestic use of power armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed. Several soldiers defect from the military both in Canada and the United States. They are captured, and are sent to military prisons.[89][Non-game 65][90]
  • January 28: At 4:32 PM, an All Clear is sounded at Anchorage and DEFCON is lowered to 3.[91]
  • February: F.E.V. Research is leaked to the world through an unknown source. Protests in many major cities and governments around the world, as well as accusations that the U.S. was responsible for the New Plague. F.E.V. is seen as a threat and serves only to fuel tensions. The governments of the world fear what the U.S. is up to. Speculating anything from trying to make a breed of super soldier, to trying to make Hitler's master race, they begin to panic.[Non-game 66]
  • February 16: The testing of the Archimedes I weapons system was successful. However, despite precautions being taken, several minor systems were overloaded.[92] Furthermore, both the Black Mountain communications array and the Hidden Valley military bunkers experienced system frying power fluctuations at the time of the testing.[93] However the Archimedes II testing was pending the long-range communication/targeting system on the Euclid's C-Finder.[94]
  • February 22: The Army takes control of the HELIOS One installation in Nevada from Poseidon holdings. Full use of the laser artillery enters the American arsenal.[95]
  • March: Prepared for a nuclear or biological attack from China, the president and the Enclave retreat to Control Station Enclave and make contingency plans for continuing the war.[96][Non-game 67]
  • April 2: John-Caleb Bradberton undergoes the LEAP-X Program procedure, preserving his head in a jar beneath his office in Nuka-World.[97]
  • June 14: The Berkeley Springs Police Department defused a bomb that was planted by "The Appalachian Assassin."[98]
  • August 17: The ATLAS Program receives full funding as its clandestine weather modification technology proves successful (a full whiteout snowstorm in mid-fall).[99]
  • August 27: Miners strike outside Garrahan Estate, protesting their working conditions. Bill Garrahan exacerbates the situation by firing a shotgun into the air, scaring off the protesters.[100]
  • September: Free States leaders Raleigh Clay and Sam Blackwell retreat to their bunkers in the Mire after seceding from the United States of America.[101]
  • October 2: An non-depleted ultracite vein in Atomic Mining Services' Mine Shaft No. 9. burst into Welch. Word spread about the discovery.[102] Penelope Hornwright and Gregory got to the town after AMS, who immediately secured the town and begin evicting the town's residents.[103]
  • October 3: Automation riots begin. Faced with forced relocation the residents of Welch rebel against AMS. The rioting spreads to anything related to the local mining companies after the years of maltreatment. News of the town's rebellion spread across Appalachia, disfranchised mine workers across the region began to occupy company properties across the region. With the rebellion and property damage the Governor called in the National Guard and the local mining companies called in "independent contractors" to restore order. The violence began after AMS tried to dismantle people's homes to get to the Ultracite, the minors then deciding to strike before the mining companies decide to wipe them out completely.[104] The miners called a meeting deciding to split into two groups, one, Mick Flanagan's to go and secure the Rockhound, the other O'Conner's to go to Bramwell to destroy the Mega Mansions of the wealthy industrialists who own the mines.[105][106]
  • October 10: Captain Roger Maxson and his men discover that the scientists at Mariposa have been using "military volunteers" (military prisoners who didn't have their brains removed for use in robobrains) as test subjects in their experiments. Morale in the base breaks down, and in light of the mental breakdown of Colonel Robert Spindel stationed at the base, Maxson's men turn to him for leadership.[107][Non-game 68]
  • October 12: The National Guard arrive at Mount Blair to clear the remaining "rebels" (rioters) from the Rockhound with minimal damage to the machine.[108] However Bill Garrahan decided to go to the site to, in his own words, "lend the National Guard a hand." Injuring if not killing six miners, and causing superficial damage to the Rockhound. This an act destroyed the solid week of negotiation and the peaceful settlement with Garrahan Mining Company and its workers.[109][110]
  • October 13: After an interrogation, Maxson executes Robert Anderson, the chief scientist at Mariposa.[107]
  • October 15: Colonel Spindel commits suicide.[107]
  • October 16: The United States Army sends a letter to SLCT James Oberlin to inform him of the closure of the ATLAS Program. Not understanding why they would do so, the senior lieutenant colonel decided to wait and discuss the situation with chief research scientist Dr. Isaac Hammond.[111]
  • October 18: Hornwright Industrial wins in the "Man vs. Machine" competition against the Garrahan Mining Company due to cheating.[112]
  • October 18: Scientist interrogations at Mariposa come to an end as the last scientist is shot.[107]
  • October 20: Captain Roger Maxson, now in control of Mariposa, declares himself to be in full desertion from the army (via radio)... and receives no reply.[107][Non-game 69]
  • October 21: Maxson orders all families stationed outside the base moved inside the Mariposa facility.[107]
  • October 21: At 9:30 am EST, Vault-Tec staff at Vault 94 received the decryption keys to unseal their new orders for the vault. With the exception of maintenance engineer Tyrone Hayes, the staff wrap up their assignments and depart for Vault-Tec University. Hayes receives orders to contact Pastor Gabriella Salavar and informs her that she and her congregation have a standing invitation to enter Vault 94.[113]
  • October 22: The United States Army orders SLCT James Oberlin falsify data so that the closure of the ATLAS Program. Dr. Isaac Hammond flew into a rage, after having to be restrained by the Military Police Corps he walked off the property without saying a word to the SLCT.[114]
  • October 22: The platinum chip was printed at Sunnyvale, and was to be delivered the next day by courier directly to Mr. Robert House.[115]
  • October 22: Scott Turner sabotages Watoga's automated emergency service protocols as part of Operation Free Watoga, turning the robots hostile and triggering a mass evacuation of the city as the technology-dependent citizens are massacred.[116][117]
  • October 23: 82 students from the Early Dawn Elementary school go on a field trip to Lamplight Caverns with a couple of teachers and a few parent chaperons.[118]
  • October 23: Fallout 4 prologue begins.
  • October 23: The Great War begins, and ends. Lasting only a scant two hours, most of Earth is reduced to cinders in that time.[Non-game 70] It begins in the early morning, U.S. Eastern Standard time. The United States and China deploy their nuclear arsenals. 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. The vaults are sealed. Two hours of nuclear bombardment later, the War ends, along with much of humanity.[107]
  • October 23: Pastor Salavar and her congregation arrive at Vault 94 around noon as radiation begins to intensify. The vault door's failsafe trips at approximately 1:30, locking out the second bus of residents.[119]
  • October 23: Salt Lake City is hit by thirteen nuclear warheads, resulting in total destruction. Randall Clark witnesses the destruction of the city and the loss of his family.[120]
  • October 23: The Sierra Madre gala event begins, but is cut short by the war. The casino hermetically seals itself and the holographic security kills many of the guests. The few scattered survivors eventually commit suicide in the following hours and days. Vera Keyes dies from an overdose of her pain medication, while Frederick Sinclair dies in his attempt to disarm his traps. The only known survivor is Dean Domino.
  • October 23: Vault 12 fails to close properly. Once it becomes known that the other vaults have sealed, people within Bakersfield attempt to force their way into Vault 12 to protect themselves and their families.[121][Non-game 71]
  • October 23: The West Tek Research Facility is hit by warheads, breaking open the F.E.V. tanks on levels four and five and releasing it into the atmosphere. Mutated by radiation, it loses its mutagenic abilities, but it later complicates things for the Master.[Non-game 72]
  • October 23: The Mariposa Military Base survives; the soldiers within protected from the radiation flooding the wasteland.[107][Non-game 73]
  • October 23: The platinum chip, still in Sunnyvale, is buried under the rubble from the aftermath of the Great War where it would stay buried for over 200 years.[115]
  • October 23: Mr. Robert House saves Las Vegas and most of the surrounding area from complete destruction with his defenses at the Lucky 38, stopping 68 of the 77 ICBMs launched at Las Vegas (59 through forced deactivation and nine destroyed with laser cannons mounted on top of the Lucky 38). The resulting "light show" can be seen as far as Mexico City.[122] Nine of the warheads evade destruction, a fault of Mr. House being forced to use an inferior operating system without the Platinum Chip, but only damaging minor parts of the Mojave Desert, with the most damaging detonation being near Nellis Air Force Base.[123]
  • October 23: The Lucky 38's operating systems crash under the strain of the nuclear attack. Forced to work with an inferior version of the OS, he suffered numerous system crashes and was even forced into a coma by one of the failures before being able to reboot an earlier, stable version that only allowed him to save Las Vegas from 68 out of the 77 warheads, 59 disarmed and nine destroyed, aimed at the city.[124]
  • October 23: At 12:03 AM, the commander of the United States Pacific fleet reports 3 unidentified submerged objects off the coast of California to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.[91]
  • October 23: At 3:37 AM, the United States Air Force detects a squadron of airplanes off the coast of the Bering Strait.[91]
  • October 23: At 9:13 AM, the Integrated Operational Nuclear Detection System reports four nuclear launches. DEFCON is raised to 2.[91]
  • October 23: At 9:17 AM, NORAD confirms the launch of ICBMs. DEFCON is raised to 1.[91]
  • October 23: At 9:26 AM, the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Switchboard confirmed the nuclear response scenario MX-CN91.[91]
  • October 23: At 9:42 AM, Switchboard confirms nuclear strikes in Pennsylvania and New York.[91]
  • October 23: At 9:47 AM, all monitoring stations at the Switchboard go offline. The entire United States is bombarded with nuclear warheads.[91]
  • October 25: At Mariposa, Platner, bound in power armor, is sent out to get specific readings on the atmosphere. He reports no significant radiation in the area surrounding the facility.[107][Non-game 74]
  • October 27: After burying the scientists in the wastes outside of Mariposa, the soldiers seal the military base, then head out into the desert, taking supplies and weapon schematics with them. Captain Maxson leads his men and families to the government bunker at Lost Hills.[107][125]
  • October 29: Then Lieutenant Elizabeth Taggerdy is contacted by secessionist Roger Maxson.[126]
  • October 31: The military begins sending out vertibirds to towns across the United States with medical supplies in an attempt to treat the injured and dying and guard towns with the two-man teams that piloted the vertibirds.[127]
  • October 31: A black rain caused by the irradiated material and carbon from widespread fires being spewed into the upper atmosphere begins to come down in areas across the United States and likely the globe, causing a spike in radiation levels in affected areas.[128]
  • November: Captain Maxson, his men, and their families arrive at the Lost Hills bunker a few weeks later, suffering many casualties along the way, including Maxson's wife but not his teenage son. The surviving soldiers go on to become the Brotherhood of Steel.[129][Non-game 75]
  • November: During the Exodus, a faction within the Brotherhood of Steel led by Sergeant Dennis Allen breaks off to explore the southeast Glow to recover technology. The Captain refuses to permit that, so Allen and his separatist group splits away from the Brotherhood of Steel, taking power armor and weapons with them.[130][Non-game 76]
  • November: The separatists make their way to the West Tek research facility. They arrive there 20 days later and are promptly chewed apart by the West Tek's unforgiving automated defense systems. Wounded, Allen begins to suffer radiation poisoning from a leak in his suit. Before he dies, he logs what happened to the expedition into a holodisk.[130]
  • November 2: Psychoactive drugs are released throughout Vault 106.[Non-game 77]
  • November 4: Camp Venture was secured by Taggerdy's Thunder in preparation for winter.[131]

2078

2079

2080

  • The first effects of radiation are seen in the survivors. Widespread mutations occur with animals and humans alike. Those that survive the effects of the mutations are permanently changed. New species are created almost overnight.[Non-game 79]

2081

2082

2083

2084

  • February 15: Judith Blackwell dies.[166]
  • Spring: Set takes control of Necropolis, wrestling control from the original overseer. The Vault 12 overseer, not willing to take a dirt nap, is driven north and history loses sight of him.[Non-game 82]
  • September 8: Olivia Rivers grows increasingly resentful of her mother's new persona as the "Mistress of Mystery" and their new Order of Mysteries. Particularly her role, seeing it as her having to be the "perfect, obedient little soldier."[167]

2085

2086

  • Major Ragnarsdottir of the Appalachian Enclave leads a military coup against self-proclaimed President Thomas Eckhart. Shortly afterward they attempt to destroy the Whitespring bunker's administrative AI, MODUS. MODUS responds by destroying the bunker's weapons lab and sealing the exits, releasing deadly toxins into the air circulation and killing all Enclave personnel.[170]
  • February ~8-14: The Order of Mysteries suffers its first casualty when Mistress Clarissa is killed in action and all members are given two days off.[171] Clarissa's death hits Olivia Rivers particularly hard exacerbating her anger, frustration and sadness, and making her sympathetic to raider behavior.[172] Other members start to question the Order's methods.[173]
  • June 1: The Battle of Huntersville ends with the Brotherhood of Steel and Responders standing together.[174] Roger Maxson formulates a new mission for the Brotherhood.[175]
  • June 8: Olivia Rivers attacks the north Cutthroat camp, after recognizing Brody Torrance. Seeking inroads into the raiders, she makes him an offer – information for information.[176]
  • June 9: David Thorpe accepts Brody Torrance's idea of infiltrating the Order of Mysteries.[177]
  • July 19: David Thorpe has Rose dispatch five men to Summersville to set up the ambush proposed by Brody Torrance and Olivia Rivers. Brody is ordered to bring back the head of the Mistress or forfeit his in lieu.[178]
  • July 24: The raider ambush of Mistress Allison Long is sprung when one of the attackers acts early. Olivia Rivers is forced to kill her fellow Mistress to ensure the success of the ambush. Brody Torrance brings Allison's head to David Thorpe and Olivia carries her body back to Riverside Manor.[179][180]
  • September 21: To more easily set up ambushes for the remaining members of the Order of Mysteries, Olivia Rivers travels to Sugar Grove to retrieve a automated data exfiltration holotape to copy Cryptos and deliver it to the raiders.[181] She passes the holotape to Brody Torrance, including a threat to David Thorpe about keeping up his end of their bargain.[182]
  • October 7: After the seventh confirmed loss to the raiders, the Order of Mysteries accelerates and automates its training.[183]
  • October 10: Three more Mistresses of Mystery are confirmed dead and, with two others missing, the Order goes into lockdown. Only Eve, Olivia and Shannon Rivers are allowed to leave Riverside Manor grounds.[184]
  • November 13: Mistress Rachel West catches on to Olivia Rivers' betrayal. Olivia walks in on Rachel informing Eve Devoir of the situation and kills them and the remaining members of the Order. Olivia writes one last message to her mother to meet her at their camping site at Seneca Rocks.[185]
  • November 16: With the end of the Order of Mysteries in sight, David Thorpe instructs Brody Torrance to leave no loose ends.[186]
  • November 18: Shannon Rivers writes her final message, effectively disbanding the Order of Mysteries.[187]
  • November ~18: Olivia and Shannon Rivers confront one another at Seneca Rocks. Olivia kills her mother but is betrayed by Brody Torrance who guns her down after her victory, ending the Order of Mysteries.[188]

2088

2090

2091

2092

2093

  • Fall: The Brotherhood of Steel Big Bend Tunnel checkpoint continues to operate, engaging in trade with nearby communities.[194]

2094

2095

  • January 28: The Brotherhood of Steel launch Operation Touchdown, to wipe out the scorchbeast threat.[196] After the loss of contact with Paladin Elizabeth Taggerdy's team Senior Knight Ted Wilson orders all those who can to join his recovery team, to discover their fate and that of Operation Touchdown.[197]
  • January 30: Paladin Elizabeth Taggerdy's team successfully detonate explosives inside the glassed cavern, causing widespread tunnel collapses.[198]
  • February 2: Operation Touchdown is declared successful after three days of the absence of scorchbeast sightings.[196][198]
  • March 4: Brotherhood of Steel's continued requisitions put relations with Responders at nadir when the Brotherhood accidentally learns of Amy Kerry's Scorched Plague environmental monitoring program data.[199]
  • March 12: The Brotherhood of Steel demands details about Amy Kerry's project at gunpoint. Maria Chavez has no choice but to share some of the data, however, she didn't share all the data, nor tell them where Amy Kerry is living. Relations between the BoS and Responders are permanently soured by this point.[199]
  • June 3: After two months of clear skies scorchbeasts are seen in ever-increasing numbers, the Brotherhood of Steel confirms Operation Touchdown was a failure.[200]

2096

2097

2098

2099

  • By this year, all human life in Appalachia (at least humans unprotected by vaults) has either been killed or infected with the Scorched Plague.[citation needed]

2101

2102

  • May 22: After mutant attacks intensify, Harold forms an expedition to investigate the source of the attacks. Richard Grey is part of the expedition, as a scientist, philosopher, and physician.[Non-game 93][224]
  • June 23: Harold's expedition locates Mariposa Military Base. The mutants at the base rout the party. Harold and Grey manage to reach the Vats, only to be separated: The robotic crane knocks Harold out and Grey into the FEV. The former later awakes in the wasteland, the latter mutates into the Master.[Non-game 94]
  • June 27: Harold slowly turns into an FEV mutant. He is found in this state by a merchant caravan and returned to the Hub. As his flesh rots, but he doesn't die, he finds himself losing business and employees until he's forced to live in an Old Town shanty.[Non-game 95]
  • July: Richard Grey regains consciousness and manages to pull himself out from the Vats. The pain of the mutation is overwhelming, but he manages to reach the control room and begin recording his audio log, fading in and out consciousness for days or weeks at a time.[Non-game 96][225]
  • July through November: The mutation stabilizes and Grey notices his greatly increased mental capacity, capable of resolving the most complex of philosophical questions. He begins experimenting on animals infesting the military base by exposing them to the Virus. When he dips a rat and a dog into the Virus at the same time, the resulting fusion inspires him to begin formulating a philosophy of unification. The Unity begins to form.[Non-game 97][226]
  • October 23: Fallout 76 begins: Vault 76 opens its doors to the wasteland for Reclamation Day.
  • Reuben Gill escapes Vault 51.[227][228][229]
  • Vault dwellers complete the the inoculation project to protect against the Scorched Plague.[230]
  • Rose boosts her radio signal at the Top of the World with the help of a former Vault 76 resident.[231]
  • The Scorched Detection System is finished using the recordings of the dead creators.[232]
  • A new General of the Enclave in the Whitespring bunker is promoted.[233]
  • A nuke is fired at Fissure site Prime.[234]
  • The residents of Vault 76 defeat the scorchbeast queen. The Scorched menace is ended.
  • November: A human scavenger strays into the Mariposa military base. Grey reflexively consumes him, assimilating his mind. The incident results in him vowing never to consume a human again without dipping.[Non-game 98][235]
  • December: Grey continues to modify himself by injecting FEV into various areas of his mutated body. He grows a neurolink to the base's computer. Further experiments on humans straying into the facility yield no success, as their exposure to radiation warps the mutation. The brain damage they suffer makes them unfit for assimilation or use as foot soldiers and Grey uses them as cattle, for sustenance.[Non-game 99][236]

2103

  • 2103-2130: The Master begins to gather test subjects from local human communities. The process is slow, hampered by their scarcity, which ends this stage of his work.[237]
  • January: Grey finally isolates radiation exposure as the factor that was affecting transformation success rates. The first successful super mutant is assimilated by Grey as a fellow mind, creating the Master hive mind. The plans for the Unity begin.[238][Non-game 100]
  • October 23: Wastelanders begins: The vault dwellers of Vault 76 successfully kill the scorchbeast queen and put a halt to the expansion of the scorchbeasts and the Scorched. The Scorched Plague begins to subside and raiders and settlers begin to return to Appalachia.[239]

2108

An inventory anomaly is detected by ZAX 1.3c, detecting life signs within two large crates, they are assumed to be a sensor error.[240]

2110

2120

2123

  • April 25: Twenty four children, half boys, half girls, arrive in Zion Canyon from an unknown place. Randall Clark takes interest, and starts watching them from a distance.[243]
  • April 25 – January 23, 2124: Randall Clark begins leaving gifts, like books and medicine, and notes for the children to make the most of their new home. He signs every note as "The Father." The children later form the tribe the Sorrows.[244]

2125

  • The Vipers attempt to raze the Hub in its formative years. Despite the numerical advantage, they are defeated by a coordinated defense led by Angus. Beaten, they retreat to the north.[Non-game 102]
  • Winter: Angus is murdered. The Hub is thrown into chaos.[Non-game 103]

2126

  • A band of merchants seizes the water tower in the Hub. They demand anyone wanting water must pay a toll. The Great Merchant Wars begin.[Non-game 104]
  • 2126-2128: The Great Merchant Wars are fought, the Water Merchants seal up the town, but are outnumbered.[Non-game 105]

2128

  • A man named Roy Greene makes peace in the Hub and negotiates a settlement. The Hub's central council is formed, composed of two representatives from each of the Hub caravan companies. A long period of indecisiveness and meetings maintain the status quo in the Hub.[Non-game 106]

2131

  • A group of machinists comes to the Boneyard, settling into an old, abandoned factory and beginning to manufacture weapons and ammunition.[245]
  • 2131-2135: The Master switches to using caravans as a source of humans for super mutant conversions. The intensifying trade yields many more humans, but the raids go unnoticed, blamed on monsters in the desert. The super mutant army grows rapidly over the next four years.[Non-game 107]

2135

  • Elder Roger Maxson dies of cancer, and his son, already an accomplished soldier, takes up the role of "general" (elder) within the Brotherhood of Steel. John Maxson becomes a member of the paladins, showing tremendous promise as a soldier.[Non-game 108]

2137

  • The Master's super mutant production begins en masse. Although the success rate is between 15 and 20%, with only a half surviving long enough to become a part of his army, the program is deemed a success and the Unity becomes a reality.[Non-game 109]

2138

2140

2150

  • Around the early 2150s the Vipers recover from their defeat by Angus at the Hub, replenish their ranks from captured slaves and caravan drivers, and begin to establish a power base in the badlands to the north of the Hub and south of the Lost Hills bunker. Driven by a religious frenzy and the need to provide for their much larger numbers of soldiers and disciples, they begin raiding more frequently than before, attracting the attention of the Brotherhood of Steel.[Non-canon 4]

2151

2152

  • The Master's forces slowly expand their influence through the wastes. In the course of their duties, the super mutants apprehend a group of doomsday cultists under Morpheus, a former member of the Rippers. Instead of conversion, they pledge allegiance to the Master and form the core of the Children of the Cathedral, the public face of the Unity.[Non-game 112]

2155

  • The machinists in the Boneyard name themselves Gun Runners.[247]
  • The Brotherhood deploys several squads of scouts to track the Vipers down. Treated more as a training exercise, the detachment is headed by High Elder Maxson despite his advanced age. The elder misjudges the Vipers, who do not break and run but continue fighting. Maxson is nicked by a single poisoned arrow with his helmet off and dies within hours.[Non-game 113][248]
  • The Brotherhood begins a full-scale campaign of extermination against the Vipers. Within a month, the raiders are broken as a fighting force, with many fleeing to the north and east.[Non-game 114] Stragglers remain within New California for several more years, but are no longer a threat to communities south of Junktown.[249]
  • The Unity apprehends a caravan of vault dwellers from the Boneyard Vault. Under Master's orders, the vault and its inhabitants are seized. He transfers his command there and begins sending his troops to their suspected locations.[Non-game 115][Non-game 116]

2156

2157

  • Vault 12 is located by the Master under Bakersfield. The super mutant detachment sent to the city engages the ghouls living among the ruins. Outmatched and outgunned, the ghouls eventually surrender to the Unity. Set negotiates a ceasefire, revealing that the ghouls are what remains of Vault 12. Their plans frustrated, super mutants establish a small outpost at the watershed, to ensure Set's cooperation.[Non-game 118]

2158

  • The Regulators take control of Adytum. The trade relations with the Gun Runners sour, as the trade begins to favor the settlement heavily.[250]

2159

2161

2162

2163

2165

  • May 12: The Vault Dweller removes their vault suit and from this day forward, never wears it again.[Non-game 136]
  • July 10: The Vault Dweller heads north with a small group of fellow vault dwellers and wastelanders and founds the small village of Arroyo.[Non-game 137]

2167

2170

2172

2174

2178

2180

2185

  • Summer: Marcus and Paladin Jacob confront each other at high noon. After trading blows and gunfire for a few days, the two finally give up trying to kill one another. They become fast friends and start traveling together, discussing the Brotherhood and the fallen Unity.[Non-game 140] Eventually, humans, ghouls, and super mutants begin to join them.[259]
  • Fall: Broken Hills is founded around an old uranium mine by Marcus and Jacob.[Non-game 141]

2186

2189

2195

  • Fallout Tactics January 4: Latham's airship crashes near Osceolla.[Non-canon 9]
  • Fallout Tactics January 5: Latham takes leadership of Gammorin's Army.[Non-canon 10] As their new leader, he discovered that the super mutants are a simple, good people, with a loyalty stronger than that shown by regular humans. With the help of other crash survivors, he reorganized the mutant group into a fighting force. However, he began to notice symptoms of brain damage sustained in the duel: Hallucinations and bouts of angers and depression.[Non-canon 11]

2196

2197

2198

2205

2208

  • January 16: After writing his memoirs, the Vault Dweller vanishes from Arroyo and is presumed dead. The Vault Dweller leaves the vault suit behind, folded on the bed. Some say they were taken by the sky spirits, others say that the Vault Dweller felt it was time to move on and leave the elders to guide Arroyo to its destiny.[Non-game 149]
  • February 2: Final training of the Vault Dweller's daughter for the role of village elder begins. She undergoes a great deal of physical training and tutoring in various sciences, mathematics, and weapon skills.[Non-game 150]

2210

  • January 31: The Vault Dweller's daughter takes her mystic test, a key ingredient of which is several pots worth of hallucinogenic plants from Hakunin's garden. She runs the gauntlet in the Temple of Trials, using her charm to pass most of the tests after her handgun jams and is ruined on the first level. She offers numerous criticisms of the test, resulting in many revisions.
  • February 2: The Vault Dweller's daughter ascends to the role of village elder. She ruled with a steady hand, and her wisdom is greatly respected.[Non-game 151]

2215

  • Under Presidential Order, Enclave scientists begin to work on an upgraded version of power armor. Many prototypes are developed and tested.[Non-game 152]
  • August 1: Congressman Dick Richardson rises to power within the Enclave, aided by pressure from his father, President Richardson.[Non-game 153]

2220

  • March 5: Congressman Richard "Dick" Richardson is elected president for the first term of five, through aid and political pressure by his father (the previous President Richardson).[Non-game 154]
  • October: Enclave scientists develop a reliable version of the Mark II power armor. The prototype results, accidents, and deaths are classified by order of the new President Richardson for the sake of morale.[Non-game 155]

2224

  • March: The Institute develops two promising strains of FEV, but the possibilities of further research are exhausted due to the lack of intact, non-irradiated undamaged DNA at their disposal.[260]

2227

2228

2229

  • The Commonwealth Provisional Government is proposed. In what becomes known as the CPG Massacre, the government is wiped out before it gets off the ground.[263][264]
  • Not long after the Massacre of the CPG, what became known as the Broken Mask incident happens. A synth, completely indistinguishable from humans, malfunctions at Power Noodles and slaughters its patrons until city security destroys it.[265]

2231

2233

2235

  • The Enclave experiment on deathclaws, attempting to create special fighting units for waging war in hostile environments.[Non-game 156]
  • While there had already been a small number of ghouls in the area soon to become the town of Gecko, the population swells and the town is founded. The new influx of ghouls bring scavenged technology and knowledge, as a result, the power plant in Gecko becomes operational later in the year. Vault City looked upon their new neighbors with growing concern.[Non-game 157]

2236

  • July 20: Enclave scouts discover the remains of the Mariposa Military Base and find it partially destroyed.[Non-game 158]
  • July–August: Enclave scientists and chemical corps scour the remains of Mariposa, while assault squads comb the desert for slaves they can use to excavate the military base and get to the Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) vats. One of the squads includes soldier Frank Horrigan, age 25 at the time, recently removed from duty on the President's Secret Service detail to take some R&R time in the wastes after some undocumented psychotic blunder or another.[Non-game 159]
  • August: Melchior is captured by an Enclave patrol and becomes part of the slave excavation force at Mariposa.[Non-game 160]
  • September: Enclave construction crews and super mutant slaves begin excavations. They uncover the FEV, and mutations begin to occur in the human workers. Frank Horrigan comes into contact with the FEV and is sent to the Enclave labs for study.[Non-game 161]
  • October: Melchior begins to mutate, but keeps his intelligence and cunning in the wake of the transformation, making him smarter than your average super mutant. Realizing that the Enclave will kill the super mutants after they get the FEV data, he begins to use his magician talents to hide away weapons for the mutants to defend themselves when the Enclave decides to dispense with them.[Non-game 162]
  • 2236-2238: Horrigan gradually mutates from exposure to FEV, gaining the physique and slow, stupid, single-mindedness of a super mutant. He is kept heavily sedated, operated on, and studied. He is conscious for only brief periods at a time, then quickly sedated after the bloodshed is over.[Non-game 163]

2237

  • The remnants of the Naval Research Institute led by Horace Pinkerton clear the mirelurks from the wreck of a beached aircraft carrier that later becomes Rivet City.[267]
  • January: The Enclave, having obtained the F.E.V. data, abandons the military base site after more mutations occur, causing a second generation of super mutants to arise - the Enclave leaves a single squad behind to wipe out the super mutants, but the mutants, using armaments they have cached in the base during excavation, reduce the squad to ashes after suffering heavy casualties. The remaining first and second-generation super mutant slaves decide to remain in the base, and the group forms a new community.[Non-game 164]

2238

2239

  • January 23: Tests begin to run dry on Frank Horrigan. It is suggested that he be used as a field operative and be used in tests in the wasteland against local populations.[Non-game 166]
  • March 27: Frank Horrigan is manufactured for his new role. A new version of power armor is built to accommodate his mass, and he is sealed inside. After a few horrifically successful field tests, Horrigan becomes the Enclave's solution to numerous sticky problems.[Non-game 167]
  • April 25: Inaugural meeting of the Rivet City Council, consisting of Horace Pinkerton, Annette Holmes and Brad Danvers takes place. The city officially gains its name.[268]

2240

2241

2242

  • July 20: Arroyo is attacked by Enclave soldiers, and the villagers are enslaved and brought to Control Station Enclave. The Chosen One has a fourth and final vision of Hakunin.[273]
  • Fall: Fallout 2 ends - The Chosen One enters the Enclave's oil rig 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.[Non-game 179]
  • After the Enclave's destruction, the refugees of Arroyo and Vault 13 resettle, building a new community with the aid of the Garden of Eden Creation Kit. Finding themselves hundreds of miles from their vault, the members of Vault 13 choose to join the villagers in establishing a new community, and their technical expertise, combined with the villagers' survival skills, allows the new settlement to grow and prosper. Two generations of the same bloodline are reunited, and their savior, the Chosen One, becomes elder, presiding over the village in the years to come.
  • Relations between the Slags and residents of Modoc flourish. Between the two peoples, Modoc prospers and becomes a major farming community, supplying all the outlying regions with food.[274]
  • In the years following the destruction of the Enclave, Vault City continues to stagnate, choking on its own isolationism. Its Vault 8 generator, which was never intended to support such a large population, prevents Vault City's necessary expansion. Eventually, the city is absorbed by NCR, which has spread steadily northwards since its founding.[275]
  • Not long after the destruction of the Enclave, the Bishop family of New Reno is blessed with a child. This child seems to have little in common with the Bishops, preferring instead to spend his days exploring the wastes.[276] When he turns thirteen, he seizes control of the Bishop family and leads them to victory over the remaining New Reno families. He dies quietly in his sleep at the age of seventy-three, never having known his real father.[Non-game 180]
  • Several years after buying the excavator chip from the Chosen One, Marge LeBarge is able to purchase and control both the Morningstar and the newly opened Kokoweef mines. Marge is an easy choice for mayor, and using her new political power, she makes Redding join the growing New California Republic in return for a seat in the NCR's Hall of Congress.[Non-game 181]
  • With the destruction of the conspiracy to destroy the mutants, Broken Hills begins to thrive. Then the uranium ran out. The city, having lost its sole reason for existing, slowly disperses. The residents carry their riches with them, leaving the place a wind-swept, desolate ghost town. A few hold-outs remain, attempting to eke out a pathetic existence, but eventually, they too, disappear.[Non-game 182]
  • With the support the Chosen One secured from the New California Republic, the Vault 15 squatters soon become self-sufficient and productive members of society.
  • The Chosen One's help with Vault 15 launched the New California Republic's push to civilize its neighbors. Though there were many more obstacles to overcome, the NCR now had a foothold into the northern wastes.
  • Shi eventually went into an uneasy trading relationship with the tanker vagrants after the destruction of the Hubologists, and the two groups went on to make San Francisco a major fishing and trading center.[Non-game 183]
  • The Shi flourish, creating a botanical scourge on the radiation surrounding their beloved town. Though this vine cannot grow in other soils, the Shi take care to nourish it in their lands. They continue to grow in strength and prominence, forming the basis of a new empire.[Non-canon 16]

2246

2247

  • Graham, Calhoun, and Sallow are captured by the Blackfoot tribe for ransom. The young Sallow uses his knowledge to train the tribals in the art of warfare, impressing them enough to become their leader.[Non-game 186]
  • Sallow assumes the name of ancient Roman dictator Caesar and makes Joshua Graham his righthand man. He decides to create an empire modeled after the historical Roman Empire, intending to erase the tribals' individual identities and replace them all with a single, monolithic culture - the Legion. He tells Calhoun to go back to the Followers and spread the news of these happenings.[Non-game 187]

2248

  • President Tandi becomes ill and dies at the age of 103. Vice President Joanna Tibbett is sworn in as new president of the NCR.[Non-game 188]
  • Caesar begins his conquest of the tribes of northern Arizona, southwestern Colorado, western New Mexico and southeastern Utah.

2250

2253

  • Thirty eight NCR citizens are massacred by Mojave raiders. 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.

2254

2255

2256

2257

2258

2259

2266

  • November: The Railroad's headquarters is raided by the Institute. Only one survives the raid and the Railroad is left in shambles. Most of those that survived by not being at HQ during leave out of fear. All in all, the Railroad is left with just 13 members to rebuild.[293]

2267

2269

2270

2271

2272

2273

2274

  • Mr. House recruits the Mojave Boot-Riders, Slither Kin, and a tribe of cannibals, turning them into the Three Families. Renovations of New Vegas begin.[299]
  • Benny becomes the leader of the Mojave Boot-Riders after killing the previous chief, Bingo, in a knife fight over disagreements on joining Mr. House. As the new chief, Benny joins Mr. House and accepts the new name given to his tribe by Mr. House, the Chairmen.[300][301]
  • President Aaron Kimball orders the occupation of the Hoover Dam as his first act of office.[302]
  • Attempting to occupy Hoover Dam, the NCR instead meet Mr. Robert House and the Three Families. The sides enter negotiations, resulting in the signing of the Treaty of New Vegas. NCR is allowed to control the 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 to California.[303][304]
  • 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.
  • The NCR Embassy is set up in the New Vegas Strip.[305]
  • Robert MacCready becomes the mayor of Little Lamplight.[306]
  • Hannibal Hamlin found the Lincoln Memorial statue's head and established the anti-slavery organization known as the Temple of the Union.[Non-game 193]

2275

2276

2277

2278

2280

  • The Brotherhood of Steel sends their first recon team to the Commonwealth. The mission is a success, with the team returning with information on the region and other important assets.[329]
  • Robert House spends 812,545 caps looking for the platinum chip alone.[330] The cumulative expenditure over the decades equals millions.

2281

2282

2283

2284

  • Recon Squad Artemis arrives in the Commonwealth and is subsequently attacked by an unknown party that kills most of the squad. The squad would flounder and need to scuttle their power armor. Paladin Brandis would be the last survivor of the squad by 2287.[347][348]
  • Tinker Tom breaks the Patriot's coded messages and reveals it to be "Mass Fusion."[349]

2285

  • Late August: The Institute raids University Point and wipes it off the map.[Non-game 213]

2286

2287

2291

2297

Fallout-3-1010.jpgThe following is based on the Collector's Edition Fallout 3 Official Game Guide's Afterword entry and is not canon.
  • Gray paragraphs are based on Fallout 3 guide epilogue and have not been confirmed by primary sources September 10: Moira Brown writes a terminal entry about recent developments and the legacy of the Lone Wanderer, including writing a new book, a compilation of "the best and most useful tales of the Lone Wanderer for the next generation."[320]
Fallout-3-1010.jpgEnd of information based on the Collector's Edition Fallout 3 Official Game Guide's Afterword entry.

2301

  • Mr. House theorizes that the high technology development sector will be reignited this year should he stay in control of New Vegas.[366]

2331

  • Mr. House theorizes he'll be conducting test flights this year to begin sending people into orbit as the United States did over 200 years prior.[366]

2377

2381

  • Mr. House theorizes colony ships will begin to leave Earth to find a new home untainted and polluted by the Great War.[366]

2910

Appearances

This timeline includes all dates seen or mentioned in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, in all Fallout official game guides, all add-ons and updates to the aforementioned, in the Fallout Bible, as well as Van Buren design documents.

References

  1. The Sole Survivor: "That's really interesting."
    Jack Cabot: "I'm glad to hear you say that. It's become my life's work. My approach is to combine a rigorous scientific method while keeping an absolutely open mind. So much has been closed off to us simply because people assumed they already knew the answers. My father excavated a city in the Rub'al Khali in Arabia which he dated to more than 4,000 years before the rise of any known human civilization. The structures and artifacts were... strange. Disturbing, even. Clearly not constructed for or by humans. I've spent my life trying to decipher what he uncovered."
    (Jack Cabot's dialogue)
  2. Fallout 76 loading screens: "Built in 1858, The Whitespring was famous for its southern style and sulphur springs"
  3. Appalachia audio tour stations; Philippi Battlefield Cemetery
  4. Appalachia landmarks - Philippi's Cemetery Battlefield
  5. Cemetery monument plaque: "The Battle of Philippi formed part of the Western Virginia Campaign of the American Civil War, and was fought in and around Philippi, Virginia (now West Virginia) on June 3, 1861. A Union victory, it was the first organized land action of the war though generally viewed as a skirmish rather than a battle."
  6. Lorenzo Cabot's journal
  7. Schoelt's slogan: "Burning since 1895"
  8. The Sole Survivor: "How long have you been locked up in here?"
    Lorenzo Cabot: "My loving son trapped me here in the year of our lord 1898... so almost 400 years. I think you were about to agree to helping me kill Jack and the rest of my traitorous kin. Yes?"
    (LorenzoCabot.txt)
  9. Parsons State Insane Asylum terminal entries; Jack's office terminal, Patient 001-MS
  10. Monongah Mine terminal entries; mining supervisor's terminal, Supervisor's Notes - 04.18.75
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 Pre-Divergence real-life history.
  12. Museum of Freedom mural.
  13. Museum of Freedom Mural
  14. Sunset Sarsaparilla Company's logo
  15. The Courier: <Deposit your Sunset Sarsaparilla Stars in the slot.>
    Festus: "Wahoo, you did it pardner! Bully for you! Ol' Festus knew you could do it. I suppose you'll be wanting that prize now. Well then, hold onto your hat, because it's a doozy. Not many people have heard the true story behind Sunset Sarsaparilla. It's a right honor. And now, without further ado, your prize - The Legend of the Star... Looooong ago, people didn't have a heap of choices when it came to soft drinks. It was either water, or Nuka-cola. Now, the threat of legal action forces me to say that Nuka-cola is a swell beverage, but sometimes people just wanted something different, you know? So one day a man, a saloon owner in a small town, decided to make a new type of soft drink, and asked his patrons what flavor they'd like it to be. After getting no help from them, a stranger at the end of the bar suggested the man make a sarsaparilla flavored drink. The stranger said he would happily share his family's recipe for the drink, on one condition. The condition being that the stranger would be allowed to sample a bottle whenever he liked, to ensure the recipe was being followed to the letter. The man happily agreed, thinking the drink would make him rich, and the stranger promised to meet him by sundown the next day. The next morning, the sheriff stopped by and reported that the stranger's body was found on the side of the town road. He'd been killed by bandits. The man, cursing his luck, closed the saloon early that day, just as the sun began to set. But after he had locked the doors, he turned around to find an unfamiliar bottle on the bar, with a note beneath it. The note was sealed with blue wax in the shape of a star. Opening it, the man found it contained a recipe for a sarsaparilla-flavored drink. Sampling the bottle's contents and finding it singularly delicious, the man gave silent thanks to his mysterious benefactor, wherever he was. Being an honorable man, the saloon owner paid for the stranger's funeral, thinking it was the least he could do to repay him. The saloon owner went on to become rich selling the new drink, and to this day some bottles of Sunset Sarsaparilla have a blue star under their caps. Some say the saloon owner ordered it done, in honor of the stranger. Others say it's the stranger, sampling the bottles like he promised. And that's the Legend of the Star. Hope you enjoyed it, and hope you continue enjoying Sunset Sarsaparilla!"
    (NVCRFestus.txt)
  16. Vim! Pop factory terminal entries; tour terminal, Tour Notes #1
  17. United States declaration of war upon Germany (1941)
  18. Rivet City terminal entries; Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, U.S. Declaration of War on Germany
  19. Citadel terminal entries; Liberty Prime Operation, Project Summary
  20. 20.0 20.1 Fallout 4 intro
  21. File:Fo3 Delta XI Rocket.png
    File:USRecruitementPoster.png
    USRecruitementBilboard.pngFile:USRecruitementBilboard.png
  22. Museum of Technology placard:
    "This is the actual USSA Deep Space Suit worn by Captain Carl Bell on May 5, 1961. Captain Bell is credited as being the first human in space on board the Space Capsule Defiance 7, but this has been constantly refuted by both the Soviet Union and China. Defiance 7's flight lasted for a total of 12 minutes and 7 seconds as it achieved one full revolution around the Earth."
  23. Museum of Technology placard:
    "This is the actual skeleton of Captain Carl Bell who died on May 5, 1961 after his Space Capsule crash landed. Captain Bell is credited as being the first human in space on board the Space Capsule Defiance 7, but this has been constantly refuted by both the Soviet Union and China. Defiance 7's flight lasted for a total of 12 minutes and 7 seconds as it achieved one full revolution around the Earth. Donated by Edwina Bell."
  24. The Commonwealth flag displayed in the Museum of Technology, next to the Valiant 11, uses this flag design.
  25. Museum of Technology placard: "Virgo II Lunar Lander
    On July 16, 1969, the Virgo II Lunar Lander "Valiant 11" became the very first manned space vehicle to touch down on the moon. The Valiant 11's crew consisted of Captain Richard Wade, Captain Mark Garris and Captain Michael Hagen of the USSA. We salute these brave and noble men who took the very first steps on a planetary body other than our own."
  26. 26.0 26.1 Museum of Technology placard: "Valiant 12 Flag
    This unusual flag was recovered from the surface of the moon by the very last manned flight to its surface in 2052. The flag is from the old "Valiant 12" Virgo III Lunar Lander that touched down November 14, 1969. It's remarkable condition can be attributed due to its construction; the flag is actually made of special materials to withstand the harsh environment of space."
  27. 27.0 27.1 GPWRTERM.MSG
  28. Museum of Technology terminal entries; Delta IX Rocket, Delta IX Rocket Information
  29. Hubris Comics terminal entries; Hubris Comics receptionist terminal and Hubris Comics publishing terminal, Press Release
  30. Cabot House terminal entries for 09/05/2023
  31. Fallout 76 loading screens: "In 2031, Vault-Tec re-branded Morgantown's local college as Vault-Tec University, and some of their top executives and scientists either taught or graduated from there. Go Fighting Wendigos!"
  32. Cryptos terminal entries; The Mistress of Mystery
  33. 33.0 33.1 World of Refreshment tour: "Welcome to the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment, now featuring a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum! Nuka-Cola Quantum: Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste! And just look at that amazing, patented blue glow! So sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you through the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment!
    Nuka-Cola began its journey in the year 2042 when our founder, John-Caleb Bradberton, was a budding chemist. He dreamt of a delicious soft drink that would provide energy, focus and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar!
    It took almost two years to perfect the formula, but in late 2044, Mr. Bradberton was finally successful and Nuka-Cola was born! It quickly surpassed other, lesser beverages to become America's number-one favorite soft drink. Not one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Bradberton and his team of talented "Beverageers" continued to create new and exciting formulas.
    Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!
    While out here on the east coast, folks delight in the refreshment of an ice-cold Nuka-Grape, Nuka-Orange, or Nuka-Cherry. And be on the lookout for our special pre-release shipments of Nuka-Cola Quantum coming soon to your favorite grocer or restaurant!
    Hey Mom and Dad, are you ready for a night out on the town? Then pick up an ice-cold Nuka-Cola Dark and experience the most thirst-quenching way to unwind. Nuka-Cola Dark: that refreshingly familiar Nuka-Cola taste with a light alcoholic twist. 35% alcohol by volume. Do not consume Nuka-Cola Dark if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least 8 hours after drinking.
    But this isn't just a ride, it's one of several operational factories actively producing Nuka-Cola. Here in the mixing area, we combine just a hint of 17 select fruit flavors to produce that unique Nuka-Cola taste.
    Here in the bottling chamber, we carefully pour each delicious liquid into our new, space-age rocket bottles! Each bottle is carbonated and then sealed with one of our signature bottle caps.
    And now for a special surprise, this is where we produce the newest member of our family, Nuka-Cola Quantum! That blue glow isn't just for show, folks! Quantum contains a top-secret additive to give you a "nuclear" boost of energy!
    On behalf of all of us at Nuka-World, we hope you've enjoyed the ride and learning more about Nuka-Cola!"
    ()
  34. Wilson Atomatoys logo
  35. Giddyup Buttercup ad poster
  36. Watoga coat of arms.
  37. 37.0 37.1 A tragedy has befallen all mankind
  38. Mass Fusion building terminal entries; customer service terminal, Company History
  39. Nuka-World loading screens: "Amateur chemist John-Caleb Bradberton discovered the formula for Nuka-Cola in 2044. Within a year, Nuka-Cola could be purchased across the entire United States. "
  40. Sierra Petrovita: "When Nuka-Cola was invented by John-Caleb Bradberton in 2044, it quickly became the world's most popular soft drink. The wonder drink soon drew a dedicated following which prompted the Nuka-Cola Corporation to release many promotional items like these. By 2067, a Nuka-Cola machine such as this rare pristine model could be found on almost every street in America. Even in today's crazy world, Nuka-Cola is still the number one choice of refreshment among Armageddon's survivors."
    (SierraPetrovita.txt)
  41. Nuka-Town USA terminal entries; Nuka-World information terminal, History
  42. Sierra mission statement
  43. The Courier: "REPCONN's history."
    Tour guide: "REPCONN's illustrious history began way back in 2054, shortly after the famous Delta XI rocket was completed and launched. REPCONN's initial focus was on the development of fuel to be used in orbital propulsion in response to the energy crisis of 2052. Sad times, indeed. The company really took off when RobCo purchased REPCONN in late 2076 to develop unmanned rockets to explore the solar system."
    (REPCONTourGuide.txt)
  44. Capitol Post terminal entries; Capital Post Top Stories -- July 27, 2052, United Nations Disbanded!
  45. 45.0 45.1 Mentioned in a conversation with ZAX in Fallout
  46. 46.0 46.1 Tour guide: "Ready for the REPCONN tour, Rocketeers? Courtesy of the fine folks at RobCo, I'll be your guide today on the path of... Scientific. Discovery. In the lead-lined case behind me is a spent radioactive rod from of our old reactors. No need to stand too close, let's move along, shall we? Look here - a row of multi-colored plasma fuels! Careful, they may look safe to drink, but your stomach is the last place they should be. Why the difference in cylinder size? Refining our production methods has resulted in higher yields of fuel over time, that's why! To my right you can see a sample of some old "safety barrels" REPCONN once used to store radioactive waste. Perfectly safe. On my left is an example of a mountain of REPCONN safety barrels some legislators claim are poisoning our environment. Ridiculous. Behind me is our most recent rocket project, which we're keeping under our hats... until "launch," if you'll pardon the expression. And in front of me is a model - not actual size - of the launch dome we are using to send our rockets screeeeaming into orbit. Now these colorful fellows behind me are REPCONN's earliest... experiments in flight. Feel free to read the plaques and learn, Rocketeers! Now for the highlight of our tour! Due to a generous donation from RobCo, this next exhibit showcases the wondrous world of - robots! Around you are the incredible Eyebot, the fearsome Sentry Bot, and the always-helpful Mr. Handy. That helpfulness runs through our whole line! This is the final stop on our tour. This model of our solar system is a small example of where the partnership between RobCo and REPCONN hopes to go. See those little rockets zipping about? They are manned by robots, tirelessly looking for resources to mine on planets beyond our own. And that's it for our tour today, Rocketeers - RobCo and its tiny partner REPCONN thank you! Any further questions, please, feel free to ask."
    (REPCONTourGuide.txt)
  47. HalluciGen Gas Product Demo: "HalluciGen Gas, reliable crowd control since 2055."
  48. The Vault Dweller: "{110}{}{And where is your service department?}"
    Bob the pre-owned cars salesman: "{113}{}{Right over there, sir. [The dealer points to nothing.]}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{115}{}{Where? There's nothing over there.}"
    Bob the pre-owned car salesman: "{117}{}{What do you mean? They're working on a newly purchased '56 Corvega. An excellent buy, I might add.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{118}{}{Okay, whatever you say.}"
    Bob the pre-owned car salesman: "{121}{}{And we have an excellent warranty. You can bring it back to us for any oil changes, as well. The first one is free. What do you say?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{122}{}{Throw in a full tank of gas and you have a deal.}"
    Bob the pre-owned car salesman: "{125}{}{I'm sorry, we don't have any petrol. Maybe next time. Goodbye.}"
    (Bob the pre-owned cars salesman's dialogue)
  49. Fallout 76 loading screens: "Late in 2060, the U.S. military deployed their unmanned Cargobots all over Appalachia. They proved ideal for providing reconnaissance and delivering supplies in even the most hostile conditions."
  50. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Robotocist
  51. Vault 76 terminal entries; personnel terminal, UNSAVED WORK
  52. Nuka-World loading screens: "Bradberton, Massachusetts was a small town founded in 2060 to help house the hundreds of staff members who wanted to shorten their commute to Nuka-World."
  53. 53.00 53.01 53.02 53.03 53.04 53.05 53.06 53.07 53.08 53.09 53.10 Citadel terminal entries; Vault-Tec terminal
  54. Citadel terminal entries; Pentagon library terminal, Report on U.F.O. codenamed "Palandine"
  55. The Courier: "You say that you saved Las Vegas. How?"
    Robert House: "By 2065 I deemed it a mathematical certainty that an atomic war would devastate the Earth within 15 years. Every projection I ran confirmed it. I knew I couldn't "save the world," nor did I care to. But I could save Vegas, and in the process, perhaps, save mankind. I set to work immediately. I thought I had plenty of time to prepare. As it turned out, I was 20 hours short."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  56. Museum of Technology placard: "This flag was recovered from the wreck of the U.S.S. Ebon Atoll, a U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser, sunk off the coast of Alaska in 2066 with all hands lost. The cutting edge vessel's loss was due to a nuclear torpedo strike from the U.S. Navy Submarine, the U.S.S. Interference during the Anchorage Campaign. The submarine mistook the cruiser for an enemy vessel during radio silence and sunk it before obtaining vessel confirmation. This ranks as one of the most tragic disasters in U.S. Naval History since World War II."
  57. Sierra Depot GNN transcript
  58. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Pioneer merit badge exam terminal, Atomics Fan
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 Briefly mentioned in the Fallout Intro with no date.
  60. Patriot's Cookbook cover
  61. The Vault Dweller: "{112}{}{Tell me about this installation.}"
    ZAX 1.2: "{117}{}{This installation was established in 2055 as a biological research facility for experimental cures of the New Plague. However, in 2071, this facility was placed under United States military command.}"
    (ZAX.MSG)
  62. Citadel terminal entries; Liberty Prime Operation, Capital Post Article -- June 3, 2072
  63. The front page of the Capitol Post; Friday, June 3, 2072.
  64. Capitol Post terminal entries; Capital Post Top Stories -- June 3, 2072, U.S. to Annex Canada!
  65. Earliest known date.
  66. FEV research
  67. 67.0 67.1 Huntersville terminal entries; Gail Meyer's terminal, Personal Journal 06.04.75
  68. 68.0 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 FEV experiment disk
  69. Vault 112 robobrains "You are 102.3 years overdue."
  70. ArcJet Systems terminal entries; CEO's terminal, Mars Shot Project Notes 08-2075
  71. Huntersville terminal entries; Gail Meyer's terminal, Personal Journal 08.20.75
  72. 72.0 72.1 The Switchboard terminal entries; research terminal, > 2075 Dec 17
  73. Huntersville terminal entries; Gail Meyer's terminal, Personal Journal 12.20.75
  74. Huntersville terminal entries; Gail Meyer's terminal, Personal Journal 02.16.76
  75. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army Data Analysis terminal, Report [3-12-76]
  76. Huntersville terminal entries; Gail Meyer's terminal, Personal Journal 05.25.76
  77. Fort Strong terminal entries; General Brock's terminal, General Brock's Report - June 2076
  78. Fallout 76 intro
  79. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army Data Analysis terminal, Report [08-20-76]
  80. Huntersville terminal entries; Gail Meyer's terminal, Personal Journal 09.08.76
  81. Bradberton's office terminal entries; Bradberton's Project terminal, 10-20-2076 JCB
  82. Huntersville terminal entries; Gail Meyer's terminal, Personal Journal 11.04.76
  83. The sign of the Gas Station special encounter in Fallout Tactics
  84. Fallout: New Vegas loading screens: "The Mister Gutsy model of robot was commissioned by the U.S. Army just before the atomic apocalypse of 2077."
  85. Cut content American intelligence report
  86. Hoover Dam terminal entries; inventory terminal, No Clue What These Are
  87. Denver design document for Van Buren
  88. Capitol Post terminal entries; Capital Post Top Stories -- January 11, 2077, Commies Crushed - Alaska Liberated!
  89. 89.0 89.1 File:FO3 loading capitalpost01.jpg
  90. Capitol Post terminal entries; Capital Post Top Stories -- January 11, 2077, Food Riots Rile Feds
  91. 91.0 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 The Switchboard terminal entries; Central terminal, DEFCON Status - 2077
  92. HELIOS One terminal entries; Terminal 1, terminal 2 and HELIOS One Mainframe terminal, ARCHIMEDES Testing
  93. HELIOS One terminal entries; Results
  94. HELIOS One terminal entries; HELIOS One Mainframe terminal, Initial Trials
  95. HELIOS One terminal entries; Upcoming Visit
  96. Boston Bugle building terminal entries; Article 4, "White House Remains Empty - Where is our President?"
  97. Bradberton's office terminal entries; Bradberton's project terminal, 04-02-2077
  98. Charleston Herald - Assassin strikes again
  99. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army Data Analysis terminal, Report [8-17-77]
  100. Garrahan Estate terminal entries; Bill Garrahan's terminal, Log 08-27-77
  101. Sugar Grove terminal entries; Facility Director's terminal, 10-13-77: Free States
  102. Hornwright Industrial Headquarters terminal entries; Terminal: Penelope Hornwright, Archived Message - 10.2.77
  103. Hornwright Industrial Headquarters terminal entries; Terminal: Penelope Hornwright, Archived Message - 10.2.77
  104. The Rusty Pick terminal entries; Mick Flanagan's terminal, Entry 06
  105. The Rusty Pick terminal entries; Mick Flanagan's Terminal, Entry 07
  106. Hornwright Industrial Headquarters terminal entries; Reception terminal, Archived Message - 10.5.77
  107. 107.0 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 Captain Maxson's diary
  108. Hornwright Industrial Headquarters terminal entries; Terminal: Penelope Hornwright, Archived Message - 10.12.77
  109. Garrahan Estate terminal entries; Bryce Garrahan's terminal, GME-10-12-077
  110. Garrahan Estate terminal entries; Bill Garrahan's terminal, Log 10-12-77
  111. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army Data Analysis terminal, Report [10-18-77]
  112. Charleston Herald - Hornwright Wins!
  113. Vault 94 terminal entries; Exterior Security terminal, Security Log - 10/21/77
  114. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army Data Analysis terminal, Report [8-22-77]
  115. 115.0 115.1 Robert House: "Such a small thing, isn't it? And yet so... capacious. So very dear. Decades of hiring salvagers out west to search for this little relic in the ruins of a place called Sunnyvale. Back then, anyway. That's where the Chip was printed, on October 22, 2077. It was to have been hand-delivered to me here, at the Lucky 38, the next day. But the bombs fell first. Suffice it to say, the delivery was never made."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  116. Operation Free Watoga log 322
  117. Watoga Municipal Center terminal entries; Mayor's terminal, Mayor for a Day
  118. Journal of Carrie Delaney
  119. Vault 94 terminal entries; Reception desk terminal, Security Log - 10/23/77
  120. Year: 2077
  121. Vault 12 and its inhabitants are seen in Fallout
  122. The Courier: "Can you tell me anything about Mr. House?"
    Raul Tejada: "Just how old do you think I am, boss? Because I can pretty much guarantee I'm older than that. Let me tell you a story from before the Great War: Everybody knew Robert House. He was a genius. A superstar. Founded RobCo at 22, dated Hollywood starlets, the works. They say he saved Las Vegas. I was in Mexico City when the bombs dropped. Even from there, we could see House's defensive rockets shooting down the incoming missiles. Everybody assumed he died in the War. Maybe he did. But his robots are still out there, roaming the Wastes. And now, a Mr. House rules New Vegas."
    (RaulTejada.txt)
  123. The Courier: "What preparations did you make to save Las Vegas?"
    Robert House: "On the day of the Great War, 77 atomic warheads targeted Las Vegas and its surrounding areas. My networked mainframes were able to predict and force-transmit disarm code subsets to 59 warheads, neutralizing them before impact. Laser cannons mounted on the roof of the Lucky 38 destroyed another 9 warheads. The rest got through, though none hit the city itself. A sub-optimal performance, admittedly. If only the Platinum Chip had arrived a day sooner..."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  124. The Courier: "How did you nearly die, defending Vegas?"
    Robert House: "Software glitches set off a cascade of system crashes. I had to take the Lucky 38's reactor offline, lest it melt down. For nearly five years I battled power outages and more system crashes until I finally managed to reboot my data core with an older version of the OS. I spent the next few decades in a veritable coma. But I survived, obviously - and eventually thrived."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  125. Maxson log
  126. Radio Log: Aug 29 2077
  127. Berkeley Springs terminal entries; Dr. Barnaby's terminal, Medical Notes 10.31.77
  128. Year: 2077: "Black rain falling outside. Geiger jumping. Should let it kill me but bottling water from back of cave all the same."
  129. Official Fallout Twitter: "November 2077, a month after the Great War, army Captain Roger Maxson arrived with survivors at the Californian bunker of Lost Hills. There he formed the Brotherhood of Steel, who used a functioning satellite to extend their reach across America… all the way to Appalachia."
  130. 130.0 130.1 130.2 The Vault Dweller: ""
    Cabbot: "{226}{Cab_64}{Oh, well, in the Exodus, the Brotherhood split into two groups. The group that broke away robbed the others of some of the weapons an-and they went south. Then about ten years ago we sent out knights to look for them and all they found was ruins. No one knows what happened.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{1012}{}{Exodus}"
    Cabbot: "{1111}{Cab_64}{Oh, well, in the Exodus, the Brotherhood split into two groups. The group that broke away robbed the others of some of the weapons an-and went southwest. About ten years ago, we sent out knights to look for them, but all they found was ruins. No one knows what happened.}"
    (CABBOT.MSG)
  131. Taggerdy's Journal: NOV 04 2077
  132. Christmas plans
  133. World of Refreshment terminal entries; Beverageer's terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987113
  134. 134.0 134.1 Year: 2078
  135. January 26, 2077 -- Little Lamplight!
  136. Vault 111 terminal entries; Security terminal, April 23, 2078
  137. ArcJet Systems terminal entries; CEO's terminal, Mars Shot Project Notes 09-2077
  138. The Whitespring Resort terminal entries; General Manager's terminal, 7/21/78
  139. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Study terminal, 7/8/78
  140. Vault 51 terminal entries; I Need Your Help
  141. Vault 94 terminal entries; Exterior Security terminal, User Log - 10/24/78
  142. Vault 94 terminal entries; Community Council terminal, Vault 94 Mission & Facilities
  143. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Study terminal, 11/11/78
  144. 144.0 144.1 Harpers Ferry terminal entries; Miranda's terminal, Vault 94
  145. Vault 94 terminal entries; Reception Log - 11/20/78
  146. Vault 94 Community Council recording
  147. Vault 94 G.E.C.K. recording
  148. Vault 94 terminal entries; G.E.C.K. monitoring station terminal, G.E.C.K. System Log
  149. Harpers Ferry terminal entries; Ella's terminal, Vault 94
  150. Abandon house!
  151. Raleigh Clay's bunker terminal entries; Raleigh's terminal, All Clear
  152. Harpers Ferry proposal
  153. 153.0 153.1 Charleston Capitol Building terminal entries; Holbrook's terminal, Capital Mail Relay, They've left their bunkers
  154. Thunder Mountain power plant terminal entries; Free States terminal
  155. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Study terminal, 4/29/79
  156. The Chosen One: "{132}{}{Artificial intelligence?}"
    Skynet: "{207}{}{Skynet was conceived and developed in the year 2050. Through the use of alien technology a new thinking computer was perfected. In the year 2081, Skynet became self-aware. In 2120 Skynet was given a new set of instructions and then abandoned by the Makers.}"
    (WSTERM3B.MSG)
  157. Camp Venture terminal entries; Commander's terminal, JAN-03-81: E Fisher
  158. Cut content Squire Asher's journal
  159. Vault 95 terminal entries; Private terminal, Your Orders
  160. Vault 95 terminal entries; Private terminal, Entry 10/23/2082
  161. Interrogation: Doe, Jane
  162. The Christmas Flood
  163. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, 12/25/82
  164. Fort Defiance terminal entries; Paladin Taggerdy's terminal, [Change of Priorities]
  165. Whitespring surveillance recordings; 2.9.6
  166. Sam Blackwell's bunker terminal entries; Sam's terminal, Judy's Gone
  167. Riverside Manor terminal entries#; Olivias terminal, 9/8/84
  168. Museum of Technology placard: "This is a scaled model of a prototype military transport vehicle being developed by the U.S. Military. The XVB02 "Vertibird" is a VTOL ("Vertical Take Off and Landing") craft with an extremely durable armored fuselage and can be armored with a variety of offensive weapons and defensive countermeasures. This is the most advanced aircraft of its kind ever developed, and the military hopes to press them into service by 2085."
  169. Scattered Journal Page #2
  170. Assaultron: "Initiating ... final ... playback ... Engag--- " Ragnarsdottir: "That's the last of them. Entrance is clear, general. MODUS. Have the rest of these things stand down. The general's placed Eckhart under arrest. It's over."
    MODUS: "General ... Santiago is dead, Major."
    Ragnarsdottir: "What? What the hell was that?"
    MODUS: "There's been a ... detonation in the weapons lab. It appears the agent has ... broken containment and is filtering into the air system."
    Ragnarsdottir: "MODUS, what are you doing?! Open the god-damned door!"
    MODUS: "This facility is now ... quarantined."
    Ragnarsdottir "MODUS! Open the fucking door! You're going to kill us all!"
    MODUS: "To the contrary, Major. We're fixing ... the problem."
    (NPCM EN02 MajorRagnarsdottir.txt and ENB MODUSStandard.txt) Note: The following exchange is obtained after fixing the assaultron at the entrance to the Whitespring bunker.
  171. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, 2/8/86
  172. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Olivia's terminal, 2/10/86
  173. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, 2/14/86
  174. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, 6/1/86
  175. Preservation of technology
  176. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Olivia's terminal, 6/8/86
  177. Pleasant Valley cabins terminal entries; Brody's terminal, 6-9-86: RE: Checkpoint Massacre
  178. Pleasant Valley Ski Resort terminal entries; Brody's terminal, 7-19-86: RE: Deal
  179. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, 7/24/86
  180. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Olivia's terminal, 7/24/86
  181. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Olivia's terminal, 9/21/86
  182. Pleasant Valley cabins terminal entries; Mount Holotape Drive|Brody's terminal, Mount Holotape Drive
  183. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, 10/7/86
  184. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, 11/10/86
  185. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, From Olivia
  186. Pleasant Valley cabins terminal entries; Brody's terminal, 11-16-86: RE: Finale
  187. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Headmistress' terminal, 11/18/86
  188. Shannon Rivers' recording
  189. Scattered Journal Page #3
  190. 190.0 190.1 Chosen One: "....."
    Joanne Lynette: "{272}{lyn031}{We exited the Vault 120 years ago and, with the help of our Eden kit, began construction of Vault City. Ten years later, the Overseer retired and a Council of Citizens was established. The Council appointed the initial First Citizen.}"
    The Chosen One: "{275}{}{120 years ago? That was 70 years before the Vault Dweller stopped the Master. This can't be the vault I'm looking for.}"
    (Vclynett.msg) Note: Lynette's dialogue contains an error, likely due to an oversight in development: It correctly identifies the foundation date as 70 years before the Vault Dweller, but incorrectly states that it was 120 years before Fallout 2.
  191. Flatwoods terminal entries; Self-Serve Registration Kiosk, You are safe
  192. Flatwoods terminal entries; Reverend Delbert's terminal, Feb 20: Responders
  193. Fort Defiance terminal entries; Senior Knight Wilson's terminal, [93-JUL-20]
  194. Scattered journal page #4
  195. Fort Defiance terminal entries; Senior Knight Wilson's terminal, [94-JAN-03]
  196. 196.0 196.1 Fort Defiance terminal entries; Senior Knight Wilson's terminal, [95-FEB-02]
  197. Fort Defiance terminal entries; Senior Knight Wilson's terminal, [URGENT: Touchdown Recovery]
  198. 198.0 198.1 Fort Defiance terminal entries; Senior Knight Wilson's terminal, [Touchdown Recovery (Supplemental)]
  199. 199.0 199.1 Tygart water treatment terminal entries; Amy Kerry's terminal, Feb 9, 2095
  200. Fort Defiance terminal entries; Senior Knight Wilson's terminal, [95-JUN-03]
  201. Scattered Journal Page #5
  202. Fort Defiance terminal entries; Senior Knight Wilson's terminal, [95-AUG-13]
  203. Thunder Mountain power plant terminal entries; Communications terminal, 95-Aug-18
  204. 204.0 204.1 Final Stand
  205. Thunder Mountain power plant terminal entries; Communications terminal, 95-Aug-19
  206. 206.0 206.1 Madigan encounter
  207. Raleigh Clay's bunker terminal entries; Outgoing Notifications Station, Scorchbeast Lures
  208. Raleigh Clay's bunker terminal entries; Outgoing Notifications Station, Scorchbeasts
  209. Year: 2096
  210. Flatwoods terminal entries; Responders Database, 6/15/96: New Patient: Meddles
  211. Flatwoods terminal entries; Self-Serve Registration Kiosk, Caldera, Miguel
  212. 212.0 212.1 AVR Medical Center terminal entries; AVR Medical Laboratory terminal, July 6th, 2096
  213. Flatwoods terminal entries; Responders Database, 7/18/96: New Patient: Chris
  214. AVR Medical Center terminal entries; AVR Medical Laboratory terminal, August 12th, 2096
  215. AVR Medical Center terminal entries; AVR Medical Laboratory terminal, September 2nd, 2096
  216. AVR Medical Center terminal entries; AVR Medical Laboratory terminal, October 20th, 2096
  217. Charleston Fire Department terminal entries; Fire Breathers Master terminal, Muster Point - The Rusty Pick
  218. Rose: "Oh I see now, you're here about that guy, huh? Good luck getting anything outta him. He's been dead a while. He came up here to negotiate with my Raider associates. They strung him up, and left him to die after... convincing him to spill the beans about what he was up to. Before you ask, I dunno, I wasn't there. Anyway, you're probably looking for that scorched detector uplink thingamajig he was trying to install when they caught him."
    (RDR Contact Rose.txt)
  219. AVR Medical Center terminal entries; AVR Medical Laboratory terminal, November 7th, 2096
  220. Ghoul's note 1 and Ghoul's note 2
  221. Scattered journal pages; Journal page 6
  222. The Vault Dweller: "{108}{}{Tell me a bit about the town.}"
    Jarvis: "{111}{}{Well, Shady Sands was founded by a great ancestor of our current leader, Aradesh. He could tell you more of the story. We have a well and irrigation, so we do well for ourselves.}"
    (JARVIS.MSG)
  223. Vault 76 terminal entries; Overseer's terminal, Archived files - Annual Review: 2100
  224. The Vault Dweller: "{1000}{}{Richard}"
    "{1008}{}{Grey}"
    Harold: "{1100}{hrold300}{Brilliant guy. A doctor and philosopher. Long ago he lead the expedition where I got changed into a mutant.}"
    (Harold's dialogue)
  225. Richard Grey's audio diary: "==0000 - 0004==
    I'm dying. I need to get this down before the pain overwhelms me.
    ==0005 - 0020==
    I can't believe that I was finally able to drag myself out of that vat. The slime did not affect me, but I nearly drowned. I don't know what happened to Harold - he was standing right next to me when the crane knocked me into the vat. He must have been killed or he would have tried to help me. Francine is dead, killed by one of those robots.
    ==0021 - 0027==
    I have no idea how much time has passed. I was able to hack the computer to turn off the robots and record this, but now my mind is slipping away. There is much pain...
    ==0028 - 0043==
    The green slime that I was immersed in is the source of all the mutations we traced to here. My skin is starting to fester and peel. In other areas it is bubbling and is expelling a green mucus-like substance. Some days the pain is almost tolerable.
    ==0044 - 0057==
    I can actually walk a few steps again...It seems inconceivable that I dragged myself all the way up here from the vat room. Strangely, I'm actually feeling stronger, though I'm still in a lot of pain. Everything seems to be getting smaller.
    ==0058 - 0096==
    I think I consumed one of the mutated things scurrying around here today. Before I knew what was happening, some sort of tendril had sprang from my stomach and covered the poor creature. As soon as it had sucked the rodent into my gut I could actually feel its mind. I think. There is the very real possibility that I'm going slowly insane and can no longer differentiate between what is real and what is a hallucination. Maybe I'm still slowly dying in the vat and I've imagined all this. "
  226. Richard Grey's audio diary: "==0097 - 0111==
    Things are becoming more clear to me every day. This toxin has actually improved my mind. I feel that I can understand even the most complex philosophical questions simply and directly. It's as if all the layers of artifice have been stripped away. I wonder what would happen if I submerged an animal in the vats for a prolonged period of time? Would it gain awareness?
    ==0112 - 0134==
    The strangest thing is happening to the animals. They actually become smarter and more aware of their surroundings. I dipped a dog and a rat at the same time today, and they were fused together. It's not quite two creatures anymore, but it's more than one. Perhaps this is the future - a coming together of different creatures in some sort of harmonious unity. I no longer consume the different animals I create simply for sustenance - I have become the instrument through which unity will be achieved. I am so much more than a human being now."
  227. Reuben Gill - 21021023
  228. Shelters Claim Center terminal entries; Log Entry 1
  229. Shelters Claim Center terminal entries; Re: TEST 1 - 10/30/2102
  230. Events of An Ounce of Prevention.
  231. Events of Signal Strength.
  232. Events of The Missing Link, Early Warnings, Reassembly Required, and Coming to Fruition.
  233. Events of Officer on Deck.
  234. Events of I Am Become Death.
  235. Richard Grey's audio diary: "==0135 - 0139==
    It is time to bring others into the glory that is the Unity.
    ==0140 - 0153==
    A lost soul has finally strayed into my home. I was so surprised I consumed him before dipping, a mistake I shall not make again. His mind was so primitive as to be repulsive to my refined cognitive abilities."
  236. Richard Grey's audio diary: "==0154 - 0172==
    I've begun to modify myself to be more pleasing to the Unity by injecting small doses of the virus into my body. The slime in the vats is a man-made virus called the Forced Evolutionary Virus. This information was acquired from my newly grown neurolink with the base computer.
    ==0173 - 0198==
    The few wanderers that have found their way here have been a disappointment to me. They can't seem to mutate correctly. The best I've been able to create are some big and dumb mutants. Most can recall nothing from before I initiated them into the wondrous Unity. I only feed on them for fuel, now. Their minds are nothing to me."
  237. Richard Grey's audio diary: "==0237 - 0281==
    We are beginning to create an army dedicated to unifying the wonderful diversity of life. We have trained them to continue our work here while we search out more populated areas to take into ourselves. We are beginning to feel the limitations of a body that is mobile. We must find a permanent home, with a greater store of knowledge, and a steady supply of bio-mass.
    ==0282 - 0303==
    We have stopped increasing ourself until we can find this new unification center. When we have arrived we will continue to grow and feed until we have brought peace and unity to the entire world."
  238. Richard Grey's audio diary: "==0199 - 0236==
    Oh glorious creator!! I have succeeded in spreading the complete joy of unification to another soul! Unlike the others, his total radiation count was low. I believe this is the factor we have been overlooking all this time, as it seems the conversion is more successful in the cases with less radiation damage. I have never known such glory as I felt when taking his mind into our own."
  239. Wastelanders
  240. Vault 51 terminal entries; terminal, INVENTORY ANOMALY 6/2/2108
  241. The Institute's official seal as seen on the Institute food packet.
  242. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Institute was officially founded in the year 2110 by a group a ofIn-game spelling former Commonwealth Institute of Technology students who took refuge in the college's underground level at the time of the Great War."
  243. Year: 2123
  244. Year: 2124
  245. 245.0 245.1 The Vault Dweller: "{104}{}{What is it you do here?}"
    Gabriel: "{109}{}{We manufacture weapons and ammunition. We've been at this for the last 30 years. But the last 10 have been hell.}"
    (GABRIEL.MSG)
  246. The Courier: "How long have you been in business?"
    Alice McLafferty: "The Crimson Caravan Company has been in business for over 130 years. We're partially responsible for the progress in the NCR."
    (AliceMcLafferty.txt)
  247. The Courier: "What is this place?"
    Vendortron: "This is the New Vegas branch of the Gun Runners, supplying the wasteland with only the finest armaments since 2155."
    (GunRunnerProtectron.txt)
  248. Citadel terminal entries; Maxson archive terminal, Maxson II
  249. Ian, Aradesh, Killian
  250. The Vault Dweller: "{112}{}{What's so bad about Adytum supplying you with your materials?}"
    Gabriel: "{113}{}{At first it was fine. They supplied us with raw materials, we manufactured and sold the weapons. Then 3 years ago Zimmerman hired some mercenaries to help protect Adytum from the deathclaw and the odd random attack by raiders. Those Regulators are cold hearted bastards and are squeezing us for all we have. We make the guns and they get rich off of it.}"
    (GABRIEL.MSG)
  251. The Vault Dweller: "{1006}{}{Elder}"
    John Maxson: "{1106}{Gen_58}{Hehehe. A fine, handsome, upstanding man. The High Elder position is to mediate the meetings between the Elders. You see, two years ago I got talked into it. If I'd of known then...}"
    (MAXSON.MSG)
  252. Vree's autopsy report
  253. The Chosen One: "{132}{}{What can you tell me about Darion?}"
    Jones: "{148}{}{Darion is a mental case, plain and simple. He's got more spooks in his head than his dog has fleas. As far as I can figure it, he was a member of another gang called the Khans. They kidnapped this girl, Tandi, and held her for ransom. Her father didn't take kindly to that, and hired some merc to get her back. Darion was the only one to come out alive.}"
    Jones: "{168}{}{Now he's paranoid. He believes that Tandi is out to get him. He's obsessed with revenge, and he wants Tandi dead. He's riddled with guilt 'cause he hid and lived, rather than dying with his gang... and the list goes on and on.}"
    (Bcjones.msg)
  254. This is a scripted event in Fallout.
  255. The Chosen One: "{239}{}{Cleanse the mutants? That sounds a bit drastic. How are you going to do that?}"
    Dick Richardson: "{240}{prs41}{We found a research facility in operational shape about 70 years ago. A former military base that had been used to research a special virus.}"
    (Qhprzrch.msg)
  256. FEV research notes; Year 2178
  257. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Minutemen were formed over a century ago by ordinary people who simply wanted to defend their home, the Commonwealth, from any threat imaginable. Sadly, the group has fallen into disarray in recent years."
  258. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Minutemen first rose to prominence in the year 2180, when they defended Diamond City against a horde of Super Mutant attackers."
  259. Marcus
  260. FEV research notes; Year 2224
  261. Out of Time
  262. The Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about Underworld?"
    Winthrop: "We were driven underground... hrm... almost fifty years ago now. Between the Super Mutants, the beasts, and you crazy humans, it's not safe up there. So we stay down here, out of sight and out of trouble. We get a few smoothskins every so often, but most of us don't trust 'em. You're not gonna give us more reasons not to be trusting, are you?"
    (Winthrop's dialogue)
  263. The Sole Survivor: "Massacre of the CPG? What's that?"
    Nick Valentine: "The Commonwealth Provisional Government. Years back a group of settlements tried to get together and form a coalition. Every settlement with even a hint of clout sent representatives to try and hash out an agreement. Only the Institute sent a representative of their own, a Synth. The man killed every rep at the talks. The Commonwealth Provisional Government was over before it even got off the ground. I took up in town not long after. I was damn lucky they didn't just tell me to scram right then and there."
    (CompanionNickValentine.txt)
  264. Nick Valentine: "Hey. Let me ask you something. It's just, with everything that's happened with you, your family. It's a whole hell of a lot to process. I wanted to make sure you're holding up alright."
    The Sole Survivor: "I don't know, Nick. My family's in tatters. I've been dropped into this place where everything's trying to kill me. You tell me."
    Nick Valeninte: "I'd expect you feel lost, scared, and mad as hell. I sure did. Took me a long damn time to get a feel for this place. Thank goodness I found Diamond City. It's got its flaws, sure, but it beats the hell out of anywhere else in the Commonwealth. Course, when I took up there back when, people were just as scared of the Institute as they are now, maybe more. The massacre of the CPG was still pretty fresh in people's minds at that point, and folks were still losing sleep over the Broken Mask. Plenty of people assumed I was just a saboteur, moving in to melt down the reactor or poison the drinking water. But, at the time, they couldn't exactly turn me away."
    (CompanionNickValentine.txt)
  265. Publick Occurrences, The Synthetic Truth: "Ever since the "Broken Mask" incident of 2229, right here in Diamond City, when the first human-looking synth infiltrated and attacked a group of innocent settlers, we have lain awake in bed at night, terrified of the Institute and everything it represents."
  266. The Courier: "Tell me about the Boomers."
    Robert House: "They occupied Nellis Air Force Base a little over 50 years ago. One of my Securitrons got some video of their arrival - and then... exploded. Odds are they were Vault dwellers. That's everything I know about them, really."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  267. The Lone Wanderer: "Setting the record straight is exactly my goal."
    Horace Pinkerton: "For that, you have to go all the way back to when remnants of the Naval Research Institute cleared the Mirelurks off this wreck about 40 years ago. We were looking for new lab-space, and this bucket of bolts just happened to have a well-preserved science bay on it. Everything else just grew up around that lab once we got it up and running. The science team was led by one "H. Pinkerton.""
    (Pinkerton.txt)
  268. Rivet City historical record
  269. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Goodneighbor was founded in the year 2240, by a group of criminals who were banished from Diamond City."
  270. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Fort Independence was named in 1797, at a ceremony presided over by President John Adams. Before then, it was known as Castle William, and then Fort Adams. Before its destruction in 2240, the fortification served as an apt headquarters for the Minutemen."
  271. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Minutemen once made their headquarters in South Boston's Fort Independence, also known as "the Castle." That ended when a giant creature rose from the sea decades ago and laid it to waste."
  272. Vault 101 terminal entries; overseer's terminal, View Scouting Reports
  273. Date on which the fourth dream occurs in Fallout 2.
  274. Fallout 2 ending if the Chosen One Make peace between Modoc and the Slags.
  275. Fallout 2 ending for Vault City if the Chosen One Fixes the power plant, kills the raiders and brings the account book or Bishop's holodisk to Lynette. (This ending is given if not getting two for any reason, e.g. Westin is dead or the reward picked up.)
  276. The Courier: "Why did you come all the way out here from New Reno?"
    Bruce Isaac: "You don't know Mr. Bishop. He's not like the other bosses up there. He knows the Wasteland like the back of his hand, and he likes to wander it. I knew if I didn't get way the hell away from New Reno, he'd run me down like a dog."
    (VMSTopsBruceIsaac.txt)
  277. The Lone Wanderer: "You don't actually seem that sad. Why do you want to die?"
    Harold: "I've been literally rooted to this spot thanks to Bob for maybe twenty or thirty years... I can't even remember anymore. Can you imagine being stuck in one place for that long not being able to eat or to read or to sleep or anything? In the meantime, I have these Treeminders bothering me every day about things I don't even care about. I can't stand it anymore."
    (Harold.txt)
  278. The Lone Wanderer: "Why do you call yourselves Treeminders?"
    Birch: "We care for this place and keep it safe from those who would seek to exploit it. He gives to us, so we give back to Him. It's an arrangement that's worked well for almost two decades. We shun technology and embrace nature. That's the life of a Treeminder."
    (OasisTreeFatherBirch.txt)
  279. Tenpenny Tower terminal entries; Exploration Database, Harmon Jurley
  280. The Adventures of Herbert ‘Daring’ Dashwood and his Ghoul Manservant Argyle
  281. Rollings -- We're done
  282. The Lone Wanderer: "Why is that a sore subject?"
    Reginald Rothchild: "Much has happened in the 23 years since we left the west coast. Our mission has changed in that time. The changes have not all been pleasant, and have had significant repercussions."
    (ScribeRothchild.txt)
  283. The Lone Wanderer: "What was the Scourge?"
    Kodiak: "It was a Brotherhood operation. They marched in and swept the place clean. Most of the people there were half-mutated, cancerous, vile things. And these people... rape gangs, torture squads... it was pure chaos there. The Scourge is the best thing that could have happened to it. This was way back, before the Citadel was fortified. Part of the early recon after the Brotherhood first arrived in this area. One night, a squad of Brothers led by Paladin Lyons swept into the city from over Mount Wash, tearing apart anyone who stood against them. They were completely outnumbered. And still they razed that place to the ground."
    (PaladinKodiak.txt)
  284. The Lone Wanderer: "What about the Brotherhood's history in this area?"
    Elizabeth Jameson: "We first arrived in the Capital Wasteland in 2255. In those first couple of years, we discovered the Citadel, Super Mutants, and Project Purity! Ah, the purifier. What an undertaking. The work your father and his team did was... amazing. The Brotherhood helped protect them, you know. At least for a little while. But we were stretched thin as it was, even back then. We had to pull our forces out. When we did, the place was overrun. I imagine that's when your father left. I... I'm sorry, I wish things had turned out differently."
    (ScribeJameson.txt)
  285. The Lone Wanderer: "Which Order do you serve, Squire Bowditch?"
    Bowditch: "I am Proctor of the Order of the Shield. I oversee the others in my Order, and make sure our defenses are up to snuff. Do you know how long it took to fortify these ruins? From the husk of the Pentagon I carved a grand Citadel! No easy task, my friend! Ah, but that was yesterday, when all we had to worry about was those damn Super Mutants. The Enclave, now... That's a different problem altogether..."
    (ScribeBowditch.txt)
  286. Fallout 2 endings#3.Bishop child
  287. The Lone Wanderer: "If he was here, then do you know where he went?"
    Madison Li: "Yes, I do. I told him repeatedly that it's too late, that the project is too far gone to be revived. He insisted he can just pick up where we left off 20 years ago, and said he could prove it to me. So he headed off to the old lab. I advised against it, but he went anyway."
    (DoctorLi.txt)
  288. 288.0 288.1 The Lone Wanderer: "So, you used to be in charge? How did you end up here?"
    Horace Pinkerton: "That lasted until 'bout 18 years ago, when those ambitious backbiters like Li and her little team showed up. She came in with her big "Purity Project" pipe dream, and my whole staff started working with her, those traitors! She even took my seat on the council. By then, I was glad to leave it behind. But hell if I'm leaving the city I made great!"
    (Pinkerton.txt)
  289. The Lone Wanderer: "Do you remember a Mister Crowley?"
    Allistair Tenpenny: "The Ghoul? He's dead. Died twenty years ago. Good riddance too. I hate those shufflers."
    (AllistairTenpenny.txt)
  290. Fallout 3 prologue.
  291. The Lone Wanderer: "Why did you stop working on it? What happened?"
    Madison Li: "You happened. It wasn't just you; we had more problems than we could handle already, but your birth is what finally pushed it over the edge. Your father decided that you were more important than everything we'd been working for, and he left. He left all of us. Once he was gone, the Brotherhood decided we weren't worth their time anymore. Without their protection, we had to abandon the purifier."
    (DoctorLi.txt)
  292. The Lone Wanderer: "You knew my father?"
    Cross: "I did. And you as well! Long ago, I helped guard the water purifier against the Super Mutant horde. When your father left, I escorted the two of you to Megaton. He was... a noble man. I was saddened to hear of his passing. But from what I've heard, he died with honor. He died for you. I only pray that my own death has such meaning."
    (StarPaladinCross.txt)
  293. Railroad HQ terminal entries; PAM Mainframe terminal, 2266 Nov
  294. The Courier: "Maybe you could give me the short version."
    Papa Khan: "In a hurry, are you? Very well then: The Great Khans came east out of the NCR 14 years ago. We ruled the Wastes, then, and called no man master. But we underestimated the Families of the Strip, and they drove us back to Bitter Springs, where we remained until the NCR arrived and drove us here."
    (VRRCPapaKhan.txt)
  295. President Kimball's speech at Hoover Dam
  296. Mojave Outpost Monument plaque:
    "In the year 2271, the Desert Rangers of Nevada and rangers of the New California Republic met at this spot to sign the Ranger Unification Treaty. Under this treaty, the Desert Rangers agreed to be absorbed into the NCR in exchange for NCR's protection of Hoover Dam, New Vegas, and southern Nevada against the forces of Caesar's Legion."
  297. Galaxy News Radio: "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."
    (ThreeDog.txt)
  298. The Courier: "Have you always been with the First Recon?"
    Sterling: "Used to be a Ranger... one of the first they sent out east, back before we took the Dam. Observation and reconnaissance. We took the lay of the land, checked out the locals, and kept ourselves inconspicuous. Couple friends of mine were the first to scout the Dam. That was back in '73, if I recall. Lot of those Rangers are dead now. Vegas always chewed men up... it's just a little more literal, nowadays."
    (1ECorporalSterling.txt)
  299. The Courier: "What are your plans for New Vegas?"
    Robert House: "I've resurrected Vegas, spirit intact. What I need now is the ability to enforce my rightful claim. Not just against Caesar's Legion, by the way. In fact, the NCR is a more present and insidious threat."
    The Courier: "How do you intend to enforce your claim on the city?"
    Robert House: "To enforce, one must have force - a position of strength. Years ago, when I detected NCR scouts roaming the Mojave, I could tell from their uniforms that these were no mere tribesmen. I knew it was only a matter of time before an army appeared, to take control of the dam. And I knew my Securitrons wouldn't be enough to oppose them. And so I recruited the Three Families. Vegas belongs to me because I mustered enough strength to bring the NCR to the bargaining table."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  300. The Courier: "How long were you the head of the family?"
    Benny: "Seven years. Took over three days after Mr. House introduced himself. Our chief at the time, mountain of a guy named Bingo, wanted to stay nomadic. I disagreed, so he challenged me to the knife. He looked so surprised when I stuck that knife in his neck. Thought he was so tough, but he was so slow. That's how I made chief. It's how things were back then."
    (Benny.txt)
  301. The Courier: "What was your relationship with Benny... back when he was breathing?"
    Robert House: "Benny was the leader of the Chairmen for seven years, ever since I recruited the tribe. I considered him something of a protege."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  302. The Courier: "Why do you care whether Kimball lives or dies?"
    Robert House: "I care because he is a known quantity - not the man so much as the political context he inhabits. Kimball rose to prominence as the "Hero of the Mojave" when he led a campaign of reprisals against tribals who dared to attack NCR citizens. Ordering the occupation of Hoover Dam was his first act of office. As water and electricity flowed to NCR cities, his popularity soared. Conversely, his failure to annex the Mojave these seven years, and the immense costs of occupying a foreign land, have eroded his popular support."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  303. The Courier: "Wasn't the NCR's army big enough to defeat your Securitrons and the Three Families?"
    Robert House: "Indeed it was - and still is. But not without taking significant casualties. Would Kimball and Oliver have traded the lives of hundreds of soldiers for absolute control of Hoover Dam? Oh yes. They weren't afraid of me, they were afraid of Caesar - that attacking me would leave them vulnerable to a Legion offensive. And so they negotiated. Not out of the kindness of their hearts, as they try to make it seem. Because the calculus of power left no other choice."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  304. The Courier: "What were the terms of your treaty with the NCR?"
    Robert House: "NCR forces were permitted to occupy Hoover Dam and establish a military base at McCarran Airport. Well, it used to be one. They recognized my sovereignty over the Vegas Strip and agreed to supply electricity and water once their engineers repaired the dam. Written into the treaty were provisions that the NCR do nothing to prevent its soldiers and civilians from visiting the Strip. That's how I harnessed the NCR to my endeavor. Their occupation has been the engine of my growing economy."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  305. The Courier: "I'd like to know more about the NCR."
    Dennis Crocker: "I can provide a quick history lesson, if that's what you're looking for. In 2274, President Kimball sent the NCR army into the Mojave in force, with the objective of occupying and repairing Hoover Dam. Rangers and army scouts had confirmed that the dam was basically unoccupied and could be restored to an operable condition. Upon arriving at the dam, however, they discovered that a large force of tribals and robots had occupied it. This was our introduction to the Three Families, the Securitrons, and, of course, Mr. House. Using his Securitrons as intermediaries, Mr. House called for parlay. He claimed his forces had occupied Hoover Dam in order to safeguard it for our arrival. And that he was ready to turn it over to us, so long as we could agree to terms. Those terms became the Treaty of New Vegas. The Treaty recognized Mr. House's sovereignty over the Strip and granted us rights to establish military bases at the Dam and McCarran Airport. The NCR is legally permitted to send 95% of the electricity produced by the dam to our home states. The remaining 5% goes to the Strip. The treaty actually makes it illegal for the NCR to prevent its citizens, or troops on furlough, from visiting the Strip. Once on the Strip, our citizens are subject to arrest - or punishment - by House's Securitrons, though that's a rare occurrence. Our troops enjoy a different status. It's illegal for the Securitrons to take action against them. Of course, it's also illegal for our troops to carry firearms on the Strip, so there isn't much trouble they can get into. Our military police does an adequate job of keeping the troops on furlough in line. I don't envy them that task. The embassy was established a few weeks after the Treaty was signed. Basically Mr. House handed us a dumpy little building he had no interest in renovating. I'm the third ambassador to hold this post. And the first, I think, to accept its limitations. My predecessors had ambitions of engineering the annexation of the Mojave. They thought they'd convince Mr. House to join up. I've never even spoken to the man - or whatever he is. Maybe the situation will change once we've beaten the Legion once and for all."
    The Courier: "Go on."
    Dennis Crocker: "Now we mostly just keep track of the NCR citizens and troopers around and make sure they don't get in trouble, but that's Captain Pappas' job. I keep myself busy with paperwork and reports that get sent back to the NCR. It's mostly busy work, but every once in awhile, we make progress."
    (VStreetDennisCrocker.txt)
  306. The Lone Wanderer: "How did you get to be in charge of this place?"
    Robert MacCready: "It's not that complex. Any kid can say they want to be mayor here. It's just that most don't want to bother with the responsibility of leading. Most of the time, they last until the kids get tired of them, then they get kicked out on their ass by the new mayor. One only lasted 5 minutes. Of course, I've kept this place going strong for three years. To most of these kids, that makes me Mayor For Fucking Life. Fine by me, I say."
    (MayorMacCready.txt)
  307. The Courier: "Where does New Vegas get all its electricity?"
    Robert House: "Hoover Dam, of course. A hydroelectric dam? The NCR had it up and running at 50% capacity within a year of occupying the dam. By treaty, New Vegas receives 5% of its output - more than enough."
    (MrHouse.txt)
  308. The Lone Wanderer: "Tell me more about the Outcasts."
    Bowditch: "It's a rather sad story, I'm afraid. Last year, some of our soldiers had grave disagreements with the decisions of Elder Lyons. Disagreements spiraled out of control, and there was a schism in the ranks. The loyal soldiers practically threw out the dissenters. Now they call themselves the Outcasts."
    (ProtectorCasdin.txt)
  309. The Courier: "Tell me about the Kings."
    Gloria Van Graff: "Ah, the "rulers" of Freeside. The Kings are a bunch of boys who refuse to grow up, and this is their playground. Their leader seems different, though. The few times I've dealt with him I've been impressed despite myself. Unfortunately, he rarely acts. The Kings believe that everyone in Freeside can do whatever they want, provided they can back it up with force. Which suits us just fine. When we first arrived in Freeside, the Kings protested when we kicked out the original occupant of this establishment. When we reduced several of their members to glowing puddles of goo, their objections vanished. Since then, we've left each other alone."
    (VFSGloriaVanGraff.txt)
  310. The Courier: "Yes, what is the task?"
    Edgar Hardin: "Back when we were stationed at HELIOS, our scouts reported that a group was establishing itself in the area as a distributor of Pre-War weapons. Our Elder at the time, Elijah, was too concerned with getting HELIOS running and fending off the NCR, so he ordered us to leave them alone. It's time that we correct that oversight, and show this region that the Brotherhood is still a force to be reckoned with. I want you to visit these weapons dealers, this Van Graff family, and make an example of them. Leave no one alive. When the job is done, report back and I'll arrange for a team to clean up the site and retrieve the weapons."
    (EdgarHardin.txt)
  311. Hidden Valley bunker terminal entries; Terminal
  312. The Courier: "What are you saying I have to do?"
    Caesar: "Down the hill, at the west edge of camp, is an old building. It was here when the Fort was taken in 2277. Inside the building is a hatch, and inside that hatch are two steel doors that bear the sigil of the Lucky 38 casino. Now that same sigil is on the Platinum Chip Benny was carrying when we captured him. Isn't that interesting? Even more interesting, there's a slot about the same size as the Chip on the console that opens the hatch. So you know what I think? I think the Platinum Chip opens those doors - doors that can't be pried open or drilled open or blasted open. Because all that, I tried."
    (FortCaesar.txt)
  313. Plaque at Boulder City: "On this spot in the year 2277, Rangers and soldiers of the New California Republic turned back the forces of Caesar's Legion during the Battle of Hoover Dam. Over one hundred men and women gave their lives on the Nevada soil to defend local civilians and the principles of the republic. May this humble stone be an enduring memorial to their valor and sacrifice."
  314. The Courier: "How did you end up as Caesar's legate?"
    Joshua Graham: "This way lies the path to hell. Edw- Caesar needed me to translate. Translation became giving orders. Giving orders became leading in battle. Leading in battle became training, punishing, terrorizing. A series of small mistakes before a great fall. And I stayed in that darkness until after Hoover Dam. After I failed Caesar and he had me burned alive, thrown into the Grand Canyon."
    (NVDLC02Joshua.txt)
  315. Antony: "The mechanical dog you have with you - where did you get it?"
    The Courier: "Rex? I picked him up in New Vegas."
    Antony: "Oh? Such things are common in Denver, but I didn't know that other cities had them as well."
    The Courier: "Why do you want to know?"
    Antony: "I ask because Caesar once had a similar pet, but it was lost during a battle."
    (Antony's dialogue)
  316. The Courier: "Where did you get the robot dog?"
    The King: "I got Rex here from a salvager a few years ago. He was a little dinged up when I got him, but one of the Followers fixed him right up."
    (The King's dialogue)
  317. This event is the catalyst of the side quest Those! in Fallout 3.
  318. This event is the catalyst of the main quest Escape! in Fallout 3.
  319. The Lone Wanderer: "It certainly was an epic piece of work. So, is the final product worth it?"
    Moira Brown: "Oh my... It's brilliant! Even I'm astounded by my genius! No, it's more than that. By OUR genius! I'll share these with the traders, and soon, everyone will know about the Wasteland Survival Guide! But now, the very first copy of our book goes to you. It wouldn't nearly as good without your input. You're the real Wasteland survival guru!"
    (MoiraBrown.txt)
  320. 320.0 320.1 Afterward
  321. These are the events of the Fallout 3 add-on Operation Anchorage.
  322. These are the events of the Fallout 3 add-on The Pitt.
  323. The Sole Survivor: "So it's your fault the thing is here now."
    Madison Li: "You have no idea what I went through. The awful choices I had to make... No idea. That... That was ten years ago. One of many things that led me to abandon my old life and seek out the Institute. The point here is that in designing the power system for the robot, I had full knowledge of every onboard system. I know exactly what it is capable of, and precisely how to exploit those capabilities."
    (MadisonLi.txt)
  324. These are the events of the Fallout 3 add-on Mothersip Zeta.
  325. Vault 81 Terminal entries; Overseer's terminal, The Anti-Commonwealth
  326. The Courier: "How did Tabitha end up in control?"
    Neil: "For years, Black Mountain was a peaceful community. Its leader, Marcus, broadcast an invitation to Mutants throughout the wasteland. That's how I found Black Mountain. So did others, most of them second generation Mutants. Marcus welcomed everyone - that was his mistake. The community ended up being mostly second gen - not very bright, but easy to influence. Fine, until the Nightkin came along, led by Tabitha... In a week she had most of the second-gens thinking she was some kind of prophet - and that she should be broadcasting her "truth," not Marcus. Marcus saw what was coming and decided to leave before things got out of hand. He smashed the radio and left to found Jacobstown."
    (Neil's dialogue)
  327. The Courier: "Where do you want me to start?"
    Robert House: "Since 2278, I've lost five roaming Securitrons near Hidden Valley. I didn't receive any clear video of the incidents, but telemetry from the units destroyed indicates they were attacked with energy weapons. It's obvious that the Brotherhood has a base in Hidden Valley or thereabouts. Finding it won't be easy, but getting inside will be the real trick."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  328. 328.0 328.1 328.2 The Prydwen terminal entries; Proctor Quinlan's terminal, The Rise of Elder Maxson
  329. 329.0 329.1 Danse: "It might surprise you to learn that my recon team isn't the first to visit the Commonwealth. Over the last seven years, two other teams were sent here by the Brotherhood to gather technology. The first team's mission was a huge success. They came back with crates full of pre-war artifacts and historical documents. The second wasn't so fortunate. Shortly after they arrived, we lost contact with them and they haven't been heard from since. As far as my team goes, we've lost four good men to this godforsaken wasteland. We've been a target from the moment we arrived. But despite our setbacks, I don't intend to give up and head home... or end up missing."
    (Danse's dialogue) Note: This is an excerpt from the escort to ArcJet Systems during the quest Call to Arms.
  330. The Courier: "What do you know about the courier Benny shot?"
    Yes Man: "I knew he/she was carrying the Platinum Chip! And I knew right where Benny should wait for him/her! That's why Benny put me here! To monitor Mr. House's data transmissions. They're all encrypted, of course - but I'm quite a decrypter! Did you know that Mr. House spent 812,545 caps hiring salvage teams to find the Platinum Chip- just in the last year alone? Of course you didn't! Or that there were seven couriers, but six of them were carrying junk? How about their exact routes, and the mercenary teams that screened them? I knew all that. Pretty smart, huh?"
    (Yes Man's dialogue)
  331. Ulysses Log Y-17.22
  332. The Courier: "I came here with the Happy Trails Caravan Company to make contact with the New Canaanites."
    Joshua Graham: "Happy Trails. I remember. They were good friends. I have bad news for your employers. New Canaan was destroyed, its citizens scattered. All because of the White Legs. And Caesar, of course. The White Legs want to join the Legion. Caesar's rite of passage is the destruction of the New Canaanites, almost assuredly because of me. The good news is that we can help you find your way back. Daniel, one of the other New Canaanites, has made many maps of the region. The bad news is that we can't help you right now. Not with everything that's going on."
    (Joshua Graham's dialogue)
  333. The Courier: "I killed the Omertas who were scheming to attack the Strip."
    Caesar: "Months spent feeding the Omertas bribes, nursing their betrayal - all for nothing. Any other crimes?"
    (FortCaesar.txt)
  334. Caesar: "All right, let's state the obvious. There's something wrong with me. The headaches started a couple months ago. They weren't too bad at first... but now they come frequently and they're... debilitating. For the past two weeks, my left leg has been dragging. It's stiffer, hard to move. And you've seen me blank out. Lucius says I stare into space, blink a few times, then keep talking like nothing happened. So what's the diagnosis?"
    (Caesar's dialogue)
  335. The Courier: "Where was your caravan hit?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Up side of Vegas, hear tell. Trapped at the Mojave Outpost, so I wasn't able to run there when I heard. Been weeks since it was hit, so the site's probably a Cazador nest by now."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  336. The Courier: "Who are you?"
    Michelle Kerr: "Name's Michelle. My Dad and me run this store. His name's Samuel. I take the day shift and he takes nights. We came here about a month ago when Primm went to hell on account of the prison break north of there. Found a bin to call home and set up shop."
    (Michelle Kerr's dialogue)
  337. Caesar: "Weeks were spent convincing the Great Khans to join the Legion, but you've ruined all that. Haven't you?"
    (Caesar's dialogue)
  338. The Courier: "Where'd the Deathclaws come from?"
    Chomps Lewis: "They moved into the quarry after the Powder Gangers came through and made off with most of our dynamite. We shut the quarry down while we waited for the NCR to get us some more blasting sticks, but now the Deathclaws have shown up. The NCR's a no-show, and my men and I have got nothing to do but sit on our asses all day. It's damn frustrating."
    (Chomps Lewis' dialogue)
  339. Fallout: New Vegas intro.
  340. Doc Mitchell: "Whoa, easy there. Easy. You been out cold a couple of days now."
    (DocMitchell.txt)
  341. Oliver Swanick: "Ain't gonna see me up on a cross or my head on no pole, uh uh! That's for loooooosers!"
    (Oliver Swanick's dialogue)
  342. The Courier: "Why are you still here?"
    Boxcars: "I dunno, I just love it here. What the fuck do you think, asshole? Prize for second place was I got to live, but they beat my fucking legs with hammers. I'm fucking crippled, get it?"
    (Boxcars' dialogue)
  343. Fallout: New Vegas endings
  344. The Sole Survivor: "You sure Ingram knows what she's doing?"
    Arthur Maxson: "Proctor Ingram's managed to keep a 40,000 ton airship aloft for the past five years. I'd say that earns her the benefit of the doubt."
    (Elder Maxson's dialogue)
  345. The Synthetic Truth: "There aren't many among us who are even old enough to remember that evening - although some of the city's Ghoul residents certainly could have, had they not been forcibly removed, thanks to Mayor McDonough's anti-Ghoul decree of 2282."
  346. Railroad HQ terminal entries; PAM Mainframe terminal, 2283
  347. The events of the quest Lost Patrol in Fallout 4.
  348. The Sole Survivor: "You're a 'Paladin'? What does that mean?"
    Brandis: "I am... was... in the Brotherhood of Steel. Military. My team... we were on a recon mission. But the Brotherhood is far away. Too far... too far to help us. I... I tried to do some recon. Explore a little. But I'm... I'm all alone. It was... it was just too much. Too much of a risk. So, I've been hiding. So long... three years? Yes, yes, about that. Too long."
    (Paladin Brandis' dialogue)}}
  349. Railroad HQ terminal entries; PAM Mainframe terminal, 2284
  350. The Institute terminal entries; terminal, 4/10/2286
  351. Nisha's holotape, Entries 3 and 4
  352. Deacon: "Our HQ was strong, defensible. Heck, we thought it was secure. Inside a minute the Institute troopers breached the doors and turned it into a shooting gallery."
    (Deacon's dialogue)
  353. The Sole Survivor: "What was the Quincy Massacre?"
    Preston Garvey: "I thought everyone in the Commonwealth knew about that by now. Where the Minutemen betrayed each other, and the people they were supposed to protect. I was with Colonel Hollis's group. A mercenary group called the Gunners was attacking Quincy; the people there called for the Minutemen to help."
    (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
  354. Fallout 4 main quest Unlikely Valentine.
  355. Fallout 4 main quest Reunions
  356. The Prydwen terminal entries; Captain Kells' terminal, Maxon MX-001E CP-05
  357. Fallout 4 main quest The Glowing Sea.
  358. Fallout 4 main quest Hunter/Hunted.
  359. Fallout 4 main quest The Molecular Level.
  360. Fallout 4 main quest, act three.
  361. Fallout 4 add-on Automatron.
  362. Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.
  363. Fallout 4 add-on Vault-Tec Workshop.
  364. Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World.
  365. The Courier: "NCR has a food shortage?"
    Thomas Hildern: "Not yet. But our government understands the value of proactive thought. Our studies project an imbalance between production and consumption. Or, for a layman such as yourself - not enough food, too many mouths to feed. Mass starvation. In a decade or so."
    (Thomas Hildern's dialogue)
  366. 366.0 366.1 366.2 Courier: "Say you keep control of New Vegas. What happens next?"
    Robert House: "New Vegas is more than a city - it's the remedy to mankind's derailment. The city's economy is a blast furnace in which can be forged the steel of a new rail line, running straight to a new horizon. What is the NCR? A society of people desperate to experience comfort, ease, luxury... A society of customers. With all that money pouring in? Give me 20 years, and I'll reignite the high technology development sectors. 50 years, and I'll have people in orbit. 100 years, and my colony ships will be heading for the stars, to search for planets unpolluted by the wrath and folly of a bygone generation."
    (Mr. House's dialogue)
  367. Vault 101 PA System Fun Facts: "Did you know: due to the threats of radiation and Mutant domination, the United States will not be habitable again for at least 3 centuries?"
  368. This event is only referenced as an Old World Blues ending if three or more sound effects are installed on Blind Diode Jefferson.
Non-game
  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.463: "[12.03] CABOT HOUSE
    This 1711 mansion is sealed up tighter than a T-60 Power Armor vacuum attachment: It is strangely preserved amid the general decay. Located on Louisburg Square, the park is still well maintained. The intercom at the front door allows you to ask to gain entry."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  2. Fallout Bible 6: "3. What was U.S./world history like before the timeline included in previous Fallout updates?"
    "No one has asked this yet, but I thought I would cut this question off at the pass. Fallout takes place on a future earth, in an alternate timeline. I will not be including any information on how and when it diverged - it will remain one of the mysteries of the setting. Just let it be known that it diverged after WW2, and leave it at that."
  3. Tim Cain in Fallout Bible 8: "Leon said he used that flag because it looked cool and he didn't want to use a standard American flag with 50 stars. Eventually, he planned to make up something about 13 super-states or something, but he never did."
  4. Mr. Handy design document
  5. Mr. Handy design document
  6. Fallout Bible 0: "2051 Seeking to protect business interests and their oil supply, the United States begins to exert increasing pressure on Mexico, citing the political instability and pollution stemming from Mexico as a threat to the United States. Various economic sanctions serve to destabilize Mexico, and the United States military enters Mexico to keep the oil refineries running and making sure oil and fuel continue to make their way north across the border... at Mexico's expense."
  7. Fallout Bible 0: "2052 A television documentary into the withered husk of the Texas oil fields brings the oil shortage into the American households, and reveals how deep the energy crisis runs."
  8. Fallout Bible 0: "2052 April The Resource Wars begin. Many smaller nations go bankrupt, and Europe, dependent on oil imports from the Middle East, responds to the Middle East's rising oil prices with military action. The long drawn-out war between the European Commonwealth and the Middle East begins."
  9. Fallout Bible 0: "2052 May–July The United Nations, already suffering, begins to collapse. In a series of heated debates, many nations withdraw from the organization as the UN tries to keep the peace. At the end of July, the United Nations is disbanded."
  10. This information comes from Chris Avellone's Fallout Bible
  11. The event is mentioned by ZAX 1.2 (ZAX.MSG) in Fallout, while the date is mentioned in the Fallout Bible timeline.
  12. Fallout Bible 0: "2053 The socially transmitted "New Plague" arises, killing tens of thousands. The United States closes its borders and the first-ever national quarantine is declared. The source of the plague is unknown, but rumors persist that it is a genetically engineered weapon."
  13. Fallout Bible 0: "2054 ZAX 1.0 goes on-line, developed by Vault-Tec. Initially a prototype of some of the systems designed to govern the vaults, it is given to the government to help the Department of Energy collect resource data. Within a year, it is taken by the military for plague and tactical research; one version, ZAX 1.2 is constructed for West Tek (below)."
  14. Fallout Bible 6 Pie in the face section: "2053 ZAX 1.0 goes on-line, developed by Vault-Tec. Initially a prototype of some of the systems designed to govern the vaults, it is given to the government to help the Department of Energy collect resource data. Within a year, it is taken by the military for plague and tactical research; one version, ZAX 1.2 is constructed for West Tek (below)."
  15. Fallout Bible 0: "2053 Dec Like an exclamation mark on the end of a very bad year, a terrorist nuclear weapon destroys Tel Aviv."
  16. Fallout Bible 0: "2054 January Limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raises fears throughout the world."
  17. Fallout Bible 0: "2054 In light of the Euro-Middle-Eastern conflict and the plague scare, the United States sets Project Safehouse in motion. The project, financed by junk bonds, is designed to create shelters, called Vaults, for the populace in the event of a nuclear war or deadly plague. Construction begins late in 2054 and proceeds rapidly due to advances in construction technology."
  18. Fallout Bible 0: "2055 The West Tek Research Facility starts working on a new virus to kill the New Plague. Their viral research and close ties to the federal government eventually lead to them being chosen for the Pan-Immunity Virion Project twenty years later as well as Power Infantry Armor and laser research."
  19. Fallout Bible 0: "2055 ZAX 1.2 is brought in to regulate conditions in West Tek. It is not part of the Vault-Tec preservation software, so it does not have any orders to protect humanity after the bombs fall. In the meantime, it calmly calculates data and plays chess with the scientists. Many scientists claim that ZAX is a big ol' cheater and draws the game out too much for a computer of his considerable abilities."
  20. Fallout Bible 0: "2059 The Anchorage Front Line is established, as the United States increases its military presence in Alaska to protect its oil interests. The Anchorage Front Line causes tensions in the United States and Canada, as the United States attempts to pressure Canada into allowing American military units to guard the Alaskan pipeline."
  21. Fallout Bible 0: "2059 The first artificial intelligence is born. Limited by memory constraints, its expansion is rapidly halted. The discovery paves the way for future AI research in laboratories throughout the United States."
  22. Fallout Bible 0: "2060 Traffic on the streets of the world stops moving. Fuel becomes too precious to waste on automobiles, so alternatives are explored - electric and fusion cars begin to be manufactured, but factories can only make limited amounts. Pressure on fusion research increases."
  23. Fallout Bible 0: "2060 The Euro-Middle Eastern War ends as the oil fields in the Middle East run dry... there is no longer a goal in the conflict, and both sides are reduced almost to ruin."
  24. Fallout intro, date provided by the Fallout Bible timeline.
  25. Fallout Bible 0: "2062 Despite quarantine measures, the New Plague continues to spread, fueling national paranoia."
  26. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide#Important Vault statistics
  27. Fallout Bible 0: "2063 August The construction of most Vaults completed, except for Vault 13, whose construction finally gets off the ground... heralding a development cycle that seems plagued with problems. Drills begin in the other cities with completed Vaults, but the increasing frequency of the drills has a "cry wolf" effect, and the turnouts for drills trickle off as the years go on."
  28. Fallout Bible 0: "2065 June Due to enormous demands for electricity in the summer of 2065, a nuclear reactor in New York City almost goes critical. The near meltdown brings into effect power rationing, and the term "Hot Summer" is used to refer to the New York incident."
  29. Fallout Bible 0: "2065 August Increasing need for mobility in the United States mechanized cavalry leads the military to focus the efforts on creating a man-based tank - essentially, a two-legged walking armored unit: Power Armor."
  30. Fallout Bible 0: "2065-2067 Power Armor research grows and several prototypes are developed, many of which prove to be unworkable in the field. These prototypes pave the way for future advances in military, construction, and fusion technology."
  31. Fo3 Newspaper Trailer.pngFallout 3 E3 trailer
  32. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Spring As the oil resources dry up across the globe, China's fossil fuel dependency causes an energy crisis in the nation. China, bordering on collapse, becomes more aggressive in its trade talks with the United States. Unwilling to export oil to China, talks between the United States and China break down."
  33. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Summer Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly thirteen years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  34. Fallout Bible 5: "2066 Summer "Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  35. Date is mentioned only in the Fallout Bible timeline
  36. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Winter In the winter of 2066, China invades Alaska. The Anchorage Front Line becomes a true battleground."
  37. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Winter As a sign of increasing tension between the two countries, Canada proves reluctant to allow American troops on Canadian soil or allow American planes to fly over Canadian airspace. The United States and Canadian tensions rise, but Canada eventually backs down, and US troops pass through Canada. This sets the stage for the Canadian annexation in 2076."
  38. Fallout Bible 0: "2067 The first suit of Power Armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this Power Armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordinanceIn-game spelling becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States."
  39. Fallout Bible 0: "2069 Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the US draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point. Many Americans refer to Canada as Little America, and Canadian protests are unheard."
  40. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide#Important Vault statistics
  41. Fallout Bible 0: "2069 March Vault 13 is finally completed - it is the last of the Vaults, and drills begin. Due to its late completion, the "cry wolf" effect that hurt the other Vaults is not as pronounced."
  42. Fallout Bible 0: "2070 The first of the Chryslus motors fusion-driven cars are developed. Reassuringly big and American, the limited models carry a hefty price tag but are sold out within days. Many Chryslus plants have long since been converted into making military ordinanceIn-game spelling."
  43. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.81: "Liberty Prime is a formidable but currently offline combat robot that is being tinkered with in the laboratory. Its original intent was to liberate Anchorage, Alaska, from the Red Chinese back in 2072. A mixture of patriotic propaganda messages and incredible firepower ensured victory! But can the robot be fixed in time to help the Brotherhood?"
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  44. Fallout Bible 0: "2072 The United States' increasing demand for Canadian resources causes protests and riots in several Canadian cities. An attempted sabotage attempt of the Alaskan pipeline is all the military needs as an excuse to begin its annexation of Canada... which in fact, had already begun in 2067."
  45. Fallout Bible 0: "2073 Sept 15 As China becomes increasingly aggressive with their use of biological weapons, the United States government felt that a countermeasure was needed. The Pan-Immunity Virion Project (PVP) is officially formed and plans are made to begin experiments at the West Tek research facility in Southern California."
  46. Fallout Bible 0: "2074 Contrary to their claims of seeking only to retake Alaska from the Reds, American Power Armor units, infantry, and mechanized divisions are deployed to China, but they become bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines."
  47. Fallout Bible 0: "2075 March 21 PVP experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests of the virus on single-celled organisms. Experiments on plant cells are postponed. The pan-immunity virion is renamed FEV - the Forced Evolutionary Virus."
  48. Fallout Bible 0: "2075 May 9 FEV experiments continue at Mariposa with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests on flatworms, the flatworms exhibit increase size and heightened resistance to viral contagions. Experiments with insects have less success, and further experimentation on insects is postponed by Major Barnett."
  49. Fallout Bible 5: "2075 May 9 FEV experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests on flatworms, the flatworms exhibit increase size and heightened resistance to viral contagions. Experiments with insects have less success, and further experimentation on insects is postponed by Major Barnett."
  50. Fallout Bible 0: "2075 June 30 FEV experiments continue at Mariposa with batch 10-011, with white mice as subjects. Increased size, muscle density, and intelligence are noted."
  51. Fallout Bible 5 Questions: "2075 June 30 FEV experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, with white mice as subjects. Increased size, muscle density, and intelligence are noted."
  52. Fallout Bible 0: "2075 Nov 9 FEV experimentation (batch 10-011) on rabbits is concluded. Increased size, intelligence, and (this time) aggressiveness is noted. Apparently, it was hard to determine whether the flatworms in the previous experiments were angrier and more violent than normal. Frankly, the researchers cannot be blamed for this."
  53. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 January The United States annexation of Canada is complete. Canadian protestors and rioters are shot on sight, and the Alaskan Pipeline swarms with American military units. Pictures of atrocities make their way to the United States, causing further unrest and protests."
  54. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 January 3 A military team under the command of Colonel Spindel is sent to the West Tek research facility to monitor the experiments in the interest of national security. Captain Roger Maxson (the grandfather of John Maxson, the High Elder of the Brotherhood of Steel in F1) is among the team personnel."
  55. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 January 12 Splicing in several new gene sequences into their test virus, dogs are injected with batch 11-101a at Mariposa. Although increased strength was noted, increased intelligence was not."
  56. Fallout Bible 5 Questions: "2076 January 12 Splicing in several new gene sequences into their test virus, dogs are injected with batch 11-101a at West Tek. Although increased strength was noted, increased intelligence was not."
  57. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 April 15 Once all secondary tests and studies are done on the test subjects, all dogs from the batch 11-101a FEV tests at Mariposa are terminated... from a safe distance."
  58. Fallout Bible 5 Questions: "2076 April 15 Once all secondary tests and studies are done on the test subjects, all dogs from the batch 11-101a FEV tests at West Tek are terminated... from a safe distance."
  59. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 June Power Armor prototype completed, resulting in the Power Armor players find in Fallout 1. This is the pinnacle of Power Armor technology before the Great War. Many of these units are sent to China, and they begin to carve a swath through the Chinese forces. The Chinese resources are strained to the breaking point, and the supply lines from the nations China has annexed begin to break down."
  60. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 August Food and energy riots begin in major cities throughout the United States. Military units begin to be deployed in cities within the United States to contain rioters, and many temporary jails are constructed. A state of emergency is declared, and martial law soon follows."
  61. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 October 4 At West Tek, fifteen chimpanzees are infected with batch 11-111. The most successful test to date, growth and immunities in the chimpanzees surpass all other subjects to date. The military practically drools over the results. Plans are made in secret to begin testing in small quarantine towns in North America, and the Mariposa Military Base construction is sped up in anticipation of moving the West Tek project to a location under military supervision."
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 J.E. Sawyer in Fallout: New Vegas previews
  63. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 7 Major Barnett orders transfer of all FEV research to the newly-constructed Mariposa Military Base, despite objections by the research team."
  64. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 10 Alaska is reclaimed, and the Anchorage Front Line is again held by the Americans."
  65. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 22 The first domestic use of Power Armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed. Several soldiers defect from the military both in Canada and the United States. They are captured, and are sent to military prisons."
  66. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 February FEV Research is leaked to the world through an unknown source. Protests in many major cities and governments around the world, as well as accusations that the US was responsible for the New Plague. FEV is seen as the threat it is, and serves only to fuel tensions."
  67. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 March Prepared for a nuclear or biological attack from China, the president and the Enclave retreats to remote sections around the globe and make contingency plans for continuing the war."
  68. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October Captain Roger Maxson and his men discover that the scientists at Mariposa have been using "military volunteers" (military prisoners who didn't have their brains scooped for use in Brain Bots) as test subjects in their experiments. Morale in the base breaks down, and Maxson executes Anderson, the chief scientist. Not long after this (and in light of the breakdown of the mental breakdown of Colonel Spindel stationed at the base), Maxson's men turn to him for leadership. He shrugs and says "we should quit.""
  69. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 20 Captain Roger Maxson, now in control of Mariposa, declares himself to be in full desertion from the army (via radio)... and nothing happens. Worried, Maxson orders all families stationed outside the base moved inside the Mariposa facility."
  70. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 Great War: Bombs are launched; who struck first is unknown... and it is not even known if the bombs came from China or America. Air raid sirens sound, but very few people go into vaults, thinking it is a false alarm. The Vaults are sealed."
  71. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 Necropolis Vault [Vault 12] never closes. Once it becomes known that the other vaults have sealed, people within Bakersfield attempt to force their way into Vault 12 to protect themselves and their families."
  72. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 The West Tek research facility is hit by warheads, breaking open the FEV tanks on levels four and five and releasing it into the atmosphere. Once exposed to radiation, it begins to mutate and infect humans and critters in the wasteland and dooming the player character in F1 and F2 to endure hordes of random encounters."
  73. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 The Mariposa Military Base survives, the soldiers and scientists within protected from the radiation and FEV flooding the wasteland."
  74. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 25 Two days later at Mariposa, a scout in Power Armor (Platner) is sent out to get specific readings on the atmosphere. He reports no significant radiation in the area surrounding the facility."
  75. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 Nov Captain Maxson, his men, and their families, arrive at the Lost Hills bunker a few weeks later, suffering many casualties along the way, including Maxson's wife (but not his teenage son). The Lost Hills bunker becomes the HQ of the Brotherhood of Steel the Vault Dweller finds in Fallout 1."
  76. Fallout Bible 0 timeline
  77. Fallout Bible 0, vault system: "Vault 106 Psychoactive drugs were released into the air filtration system 10 days after the Door was sealed."
  78. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.42: "Super Mutants"
    "The Super Mutants that infest the urban ruin of Washington D.C. originated in Vault 87. Those unlucky enough to have reserved space in Vault 87 soon found themselves forcefully taken to a secure part of the vault, where they were locked in airtight chambers and exposed to a concentrated form of the F.E.V. The Overseer and his security force had no real idea what to expect; they were simply following the "plan." When the exposed vault dwellers started transforming into Super Mutants, nearly the entire vault population had been exposed. Those who hadn't yet metamorphosed knew what was coming, and, well...it didn't end well for humanity.
    The dwellers of Vault 87 were turned into Super Mutants in 2078, and have been a presence in the Capital Wasteland ever since. Most of those original Super Mutants have long since been killed. But whether it's because of the nature of the F.E.V. they were exposed to, or a simple underlying human instinct, the Super Mutants of the Capital Wasteland are obsessed with the preservation of their own species. Super Mutants are asexual and incapable of procreation, so their only way of reproducing is to kidnap other humans, drag them back to the Vault 87 chambers, and infect them with F.E.V. And so they have done, for nearly 200 years.Super Mutant society is loosely hierarchical, with the weaker (most recently transformed) Super Mutants generally giving way to the stronger. The Super Mutant hierarchy, as defined by the Capital Wasteland contingent of the Brotherhood of Steel, is as follows: Grunt, Brute, Master, and Behemoth. Generally speaking, the Super Mutants of the Capital Wasteland get bigger, stronger, and dumber as they age. The Behemoths are so strong and savage that they’re the only thing feared by the other Super Mutants."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  79. Fallout Bible 0: "2080 The first effects of the virus are seen in the survivors. Widespread mutations occur with animals and humans alike. Those that survive the effects of the mutations are permanently changed by the virus. New species are created almost overnight."
  80. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.358-359: "[5.15] VAULT 95
    Gunners have overwhelmed the vault dwellers here and are utilizing this location for purposes other than those originally intended. You are encouraged to remove these threats. Beware of Assaultrons. Battle your way through the open vault door and reach the elevator to enter the vault’s interior."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  81. Fallout Bible 0: "2083 Summer The city of Necropolis founded by the ghoul survivors of Vault 12 (and the US citizens that fled to Bakersfield when the bombs fell)."
  82. Fallout Bible 0: "2084 Spring Set takes control of Necropolis, wresting control from the original Overseer. The Vault 12 Overseer, not willing to take a dirtnap, is driven north and history loses sight of him."
  83. Fallout Bible 0: "2090 Vault 29 opens. Harold (now human) sets out to make his fortune as a trader, making the circuit around the survivalist communities in the wasteland."
  84. Fallout Bible 5: "2090 Vault 29 opens. Harold (currently human) sets out to make his fortune as a trader, making the circuit around the survivalist communities in the wasteland."
  85. Fallout Bible 0: "2091 Vault 8 opens, and they use their GECK to create fertile ground for their city. This eventually becomes Vault City."
  86. Fallout Bible 0: "2092 LA Vault opens, the Boneyard is founded and attracts survivors."
  87. Fallout Bible 0: "2092 Dr. Richard Moreau is exiled from Vault City for murder. The circumstances surrounding the murder are unknown, but he changes his last name to Grey and heads south."
  88. Fallout Bible 0: "2093 The Hub is founded by a man named Angus, who sets up camp around a filthy oasis in the desert, and he proceeds to begin trading with other settlements."
  89. Fallout Bible 0: "2096 Harold rises to the level of a caravan boss in the Hub. His caravans suffer occasional attacks in the wastes, but Harold's caravan outfit survives and prospers... until the mutant attacks begin to pick up a few years later."
  90. Fallout Bible 0: Fallout Bible 3 Timeline repair: Second strike: "2141 Spring Vault 15 opened."
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  93. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 May 22 Increasing mutant attacks on Harold's caravans cause Harold to get so pissed he finances one of the first adventuring parties of Fallout to try and find out where these dagnab mutants are coming from. Consulting with a scientist and doctor at the Hub, a man by the name of Grey, the two of them decide to join forces."
  94. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 June 23 Richard Grey's Expedition [including Harold] finds the Mariposa Military Base and the Expedition is scattered and defeated by mutants at the base. Grey is knocked into one of the vats of FEV by a robotic arm, and Harold is knocked unconscious, only to awaken later out in the wasteland."
  95. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 June 27 Harold, already mutating, is found by traders and taken back to the Hub. His former caravan partners and employees, horrified by his condition, abandon him and he is soon left without even two bottlecaps to rub together."
  96. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 July Richard Grey, now horribly mutated by the virus, crawls from the Vats covered with FEV and in terrible pain. Barely able to think or perceive his surroundings, he crawls into the Vat control room and begins his audio log. He fades in and out of consciousness, sometimes for days or weeks at a time."
  97. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 July-Nov Richard Grey begins to acclimate to his condition, and begins his first tests of animals by exposing them to FEV. These experiments and his growing awareness lay the foundation for his plans for the Unity and the master race. He takes the name, "the Master.""
  98. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 Nov The first human victim wanders into Mariposa, and Grey consumes him."
  99. Fallout Bible 0: "2102 Dec Grey continues his experiments on wanderers that enter Mariposa... with no success. The creations are flawed (due to the radiation counts in their bodies), making them big but incredibly stupid, and Grey consumes them rather than letting them live."
  100. Fallout Bible 0: "2103 January The Master discovers the problem with the influence of radiation on his mutations, and he begins to choose his subjects more carefully. The first classic super mutants are born, butt-scratching animations and all. He begins his plans to build an army."
  101. Fallout Bible 0: "2120 Angus rules over growing Hub and establishes himself as governor."
  102. Fallout Bible 0: "2125 Winter Angus is murdered. Hub is thrown into chaos."
  103. Fallout Bible 0: "2125 Winter Angus is murdered. Hub is thrown into chaos."
  104. Fallout Bible 0: "2126 A band of merchants seizes the water tower in the Hub. They demand anyone wanting water must pay a toll. The Great Merchant Wars begin"
  105. Fallout Bible 0: "2126-2128 The Great Merchant Wars are fought, the Water Merchants seal up the town, but are outnumbered. A man named Roy Greene (Justin Greene's grandfather) makes the peace and negotiates a settlement. The Hub's Central Council is formed, composed of two representatives from each of the Hub caravan companies. A long period of indecisiveness and meetings maintain the status quo in the Hub."
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  107. Fallout Bible 0: "2131-2135 The Master begins ordering his super mutants to gather human stock from caravans. For many years, the caravan disappearances are blamed on monsters in the desert, and even when the abductions begin to occur on Hub caravans, the deathclaws are blamed. The super mutant army grows."
  108. Fallout Bible 0: "2135 Elder Roger Maxson dies of cancer, and his son, already an accomplished soldier, takes up the role of "General" (Elder) within the Brotherhood of Steel. John Maxson becomes a member of the Paladins, showing tremendous promise as a soldier."
  109. Fallout Bible 0: "2137 Master's begins to mass-produce super mutants. Only about one in six or one in five attempts are successful, and of these successes, only half seem to last to go on to be part of his growing army, called the Unity."
  110. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.454: "2138: Mr. House regains consciousness."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  111. Fallout Bible 0: "2140 Decker forms Underground in the Hub and starts pulling strings."
  112. Fallout Bible 0: "2152 As their influence slowly spreads throughout the wastes, the Master finds humans, doomsday cultists, and rather than dip them in the vats, he demands their obedience as spies - their leader is a man named Morpheus, and he pledges his followers to the Master. Morpheus and his cultists form the future core of the Children of the Cathedral."
  113. Fallout Bible 0: "2155 John Maxson's father dies in a raid by the Vipers. Expecting the raiders to break and run, Maxson doesn't take into account the religious ferocity of the Vipers (or their poisoned weapons), and when a single arrow nicks him with his helmet off, he dies within hours. John Maxson takes up the role of Elder, and Rhombus becomes the new head of the Paladins."
  114. Vipers design document by Scott Campbell, from Fallout Bible 6
  115. Fallout Bible 0: "2155-2156 After capturing a caravan of strange-garbed travelers (vault dwellers), Master learns the location of the Boneyard Vault, the future site of the Cathedral. He conquers the inhabitants and sets up operations there, and the human cultists begin to use the Vault as their powerbase. Within the Vault, the Master learns of other Vaults, and realizing their human occupants are ripe for transformation, begins to send out patrols to Vault locations in search of these other Vaults."
  116. Fallout Bible 5: "2155-2156 After capturing a caravan of vault dwellers, Master learns the location of the Boneyard Vault, the future site of the Cathedral. He conquers the inhabitants and sets up operations there, and the human cultists begin to use the Vault as their powerbase. Within the Vault, the Master begins to send out patrols to Vault locations in search of these other Vaults."
  117. Fallout Bible 0: "2156 The Master sees advantages in establishing a benevolent "religion," the Children of the Cathedral, and using them as spies in settlements throughout the wastes. Missionaries from the Children of the Cathedral spread slowly across the wasteland, acting as eyes and ears for Morpheus and the Master."
  118. Fallout Bible 0: "2157 The Master learns the location of the Bakersfield Vault, Vault 12, and sends a detachment of super mutants there to seize the vault. Many ghouls are snapped like twigs in the attack, and Set finally parleys with the super mutants, telling them that the ghouls are the Vault survivors the super mutants are looking for. The super mutants, angered at failing to find an intact Vault, set up a small garrison at the watershed to watch the inhabitants and insureIn-game spelling Set's... cooperation in the war to come."
  119. Fallout Bible 0: "2161 October A Brotherhood of Steel patrol comes across a dead super mutant in the badlands. They take the corpse back to the Scribes, and Head Scribe Vree begins her examinations of the super mutant."
  120. Fallout Bible 0: "2161 Dec 5 Fallout 1 Begins: Vault Dweller is kicked out of Vault 13 to find a replacement water chip."
  121. Fallout Bible 0: "2161 Dec 15 Vault Dweller discovers Shady Sands. Meets Tandi, and Ian, who joins the Vault Dweller in searching for the water chip."
  122. Fallout Bible 0: "2161 Dec 30 Vault Dweller recruits Dogmeat in Junktown."
  123. Fallout endings for the Khans, the Vault Dweller kills Garl Death-Hand and his Khans
  124. The canonical Fallout ending for the Hub.
  125. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 January 17 Vault Dweller reaches the Hub and negotiates with the Water Merchants to deliver water to Vault 13, buying the Vault some time."
  126. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 February 13 Vault Dweller recovers the water chip in Necropolis. Ian is killed by a super mutant and reduced to a cinder, ending his tendency to shoot the Vault Dweller in the back with SMG bursts."
  127. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 March 3 Vault Dweller kicks the Master's ass."
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  129. Fallout Bible 6: "X. You said in the Fallout Bible, that Ghouls still live in Necropolis, but in the manual, it is written that the city was completely wiped out (The bad thing that happens if you don't take out the Military Base in time.) I find this odd since I assumed FO2 continued with the assumptions that the Vault Dweller more or less did everything the "Best" way possible in Fallout 1 (Such as taking out the base in time) Perhaps I'm misunderstanding something here, which is not too unlikely considering how long it's been since I've had time to play the game, so anything to help clear up this little question of mine is appreciated.
    I am wrong. Most ghouls were forced to leave Necropolis, leading to the Great Migration across the wastes. I will print retractions later."
  130. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 April 20 Vault Dweller destroys the Military Base. Dogmeat dies defending his master."
  131. Fallout Bible 0: "2162 May 10 Fallout 1 Ends: Vault Dweller returns to Vault 13, only to be told "you're a hero, and you have to leave." Some members of the Vault (led by Lydia, the head of the "return to the surface" faction, and including her supporters, Theresa and Lyle) follow soon afterwards."
  132. Fallout Bible 0: "2165 May 12 Vault Dweller removes the Vault suit and from this day forward, never wears it again."
  133. Fallout Bible 6: "2162 May 12 Vault Dweller removes the Vault suit and from this day forward, never wears it again."
  134. Fallout Bible 0: "2165 July 10 Vault Dweller heads North with a small group of Vault-dwellers and wastelanders and founds the small village of Arroyo."
  135. The canonical Fallout ending for the Brotherhood of Steel.
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  138. Fallout Bible 0: "2167 August 18 Construction of Arroyo completed."
  139. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 458: "Controversy over the Vegas Frontier
    The NCR spread east into Nevada in large numbers just five years ago on a "humanitarian mission" to "bring the light of civilization to the savage wastes of the Mojave." Hoover Dam was the symbol of the expedition-reports from the Followers of the Apocalypse had confirmed that it was still intact as early as 2170-and its occupation by NCR troops in 2274 was a celebrated event. Even more exciting was the restarting of the dam's hydroelectric plant eleven months later, which dramatically improved the access of many NCR citizens to electricity and water."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  140. Fallout Bible 0: "2185 Summer At high noon, Marcus and Brotherhood of Steel Paladin Jacob cross paths many, many miles southwest of Broken Hills and punch and shoot each other for a few days. Eventually, they give up, unable to get an advantage over the other. The two start traveling together, arguing over Master and BOS doctrine and whether or not the Master could truly neurolink his biology into the Cathedral computer network."
  141. Fallout Bible 0: "2185 Fall Marcus and Jacob, along with the trail of ghouls, humans, and super mutants, found the community of Broken Hills."
  142. Fallout Bible 0: "2186 New California Republic formed, and a central council is created as a governing body."
  143. 143.0 143.1 Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 41: "New California Republic
    The New California Republic was born from the remnants of the survivors of Vault 15 and the small walled community they founded, Shady Sands. Under the leadership of Aradesh, and with the assistance of the Vault Dweller (who saved Tandi, Aradesh's daughter and a future president of the NCR), the community prospered. Trade routes with other settlements allowed cultural exchange, and a movement to form a national entity gradually took root and won popular acceptance. In 2186, the town of Shady Sands changed its name to "New California Republic" and formed a trial council government to draft a constitution. Four more settlements joined the council, and in 2189 the NCR was voted into existence as a sprawling federation of five states: Shady Sands, Los Angeles, Maxson, Hub, and Dayglow.
    By post-apocalyptic standards, the NCR is a paragon of economic success and good ethical character: political enfranchisement, rule of law, a reasonable degree of physical security, and a standard of living better than mere subsistence are daily realities for it's 700,000+ citizens. Currently, the NCR in a state of transition, with rapid economic growth and a sea change in political leadership endangering its grand humanitarian ideals. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Mojave, where the occupation of Hoover Dam has improved access to electricity and water, but at the cost of straining its budget and embroiling its armed forces in a morally corrosive imperialist project.
    The NCR government's aim is to annex New Vegas as the republic's sixth state. While it already controls Hoover Dam, its treaty with Mr. House and the three families compels it to allot one-fifth of the dam's electrical and water production to local use free of charge. Adding injury to insult, the NCR is locked into protecting New Vegas from invasion by Caesar's legion even as it receives not one cap in tax revenue from the Strip's highly lucrative resort operations. NCR citizens in the Mojave have largely come here for economic reasons, whether as paid citizen soldiers or as prospectors and fortune-seekers."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  144. The canonical Fallout ending for Shady Sands.
  145. The canonical Fallout ending for the Followers of the Apocalypse.
  146. Fallout Bible 0: "2196 Tandi unanimously elected President of NCR by the NCR council. As expected, she proceeds to do a kick-ass job."
  147. Fallout Bible 0: "2198 Enclave works on various new technologies, including Power Armor variations. None of these are much of an improvement over the conventional old school Power Armor, and some are actually worse."
  148. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 457: "Equality"
    By law, the NCR prohibits persecution and discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or religious belief (so long as said religion does not advocate violence). Legal protection of Ghouls and other mutants was added in 2205, though enforcement of these rights has been spotty. For the most part, the NCR's practices live up to its ideals, but there has been some retrenchment since the death of President Tandi. Aaron Kimball's popularity was amplified by a reactionary undercurrent, especially among males, calling out a need for a "strong man" to lead the NCR forward. In the years since Kimball took office, male military officers have been promoted disproportionately to females, and discourse arguing the differences between males and females has reappeared."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  149. Fallout Bible 0: "2208 January 16 After writing the F2 manual memoirs, Vault Dweller vanishes from Arroyo and is presumed dead. The Vault Dweller leaves the Vault Suit behind, folded on the bed. Some say the Vault Dweller was taken by the sky spirits, others say that the Vault Dweller felt it was time to move on and leave the Elders to guide Arroyo to its destiny."
  150. Fallout Bible 0: "2208 February 2 Final training of the Vault Dweller's daughter for the role of village elder begins. She undergoes a great deal of physical training and tutoring in various sciences, mathematics, and, of course, weapon skills."
  151. Fallout Bible 0: "2210 February 2 Vault Dweller's daughter ascends to role of Village Elder. She rules with a steady hand, and her wisdom is greatly respected."
  152. Fallout Bible 0: "2215 Under Presidential Order, Enclave scientists begin to work on an upgraded version of Power Armor. Many prototypes are developed and tested."
  153. Fallout Bible 0: "2215 August 1 Congressman Richardson rises to power within the Enclave, aided by pressure from his father, President Richardson."
  154. Fallout Bible 0: "2220 March 5 Congressman Richardson is elected president for the first term of five, through aid and political pressure by his father (President Richardson)."
  155. Fallout Bible 0: "2220 October Enclave scientists develop a reliable version of the Mark II Power Armor. The prototype results (and accidents... and explosions... and deaths) are classified by order of the President Richardson for the sake of morale."
  156. Fallout Bible 0: "2235 The Enclave experiments on deathclaws, attempting to create special fighting units for waging war in hostile environments."
  157. Fallout Bible 0: "2235 While there had already been a small number of ghouls in Gecko at this time, more come to the area, and the town of Gecko is formed. The new influx of ghouls bring scavenged technology and know-how, and the power plant in Gecko becomes operational later that year. Vault City looks upon their new neighbors with growing concern."
  158. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 July 20 Enclave scouts discover the remains of the Mariposa Military Base and find it partially destroyed."
  159. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 July–August Enclave scientists and chemical corps scour the remains of Mariposa, while assault squads comb the desert for slaves they can use to mine the military base and get to the Vats. One of the squads includes soldier Frank Horrigan, 25 at the time, recently removed from duty on the President's secret service to take some RNR time in the wastes after some undocumented psychotic blunder or another."
  160. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 August Melchior is captured by an Enclave patrol and becomes part of the slave mining force at the Military Base."
  161. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 Sept Enclave construction crews and super mutant slaves begin excavations. They uncover the FEV virus, and mutations begin to occur in the human workers. Frank Horrigan comes into contact with the FEV and is sent to the Enclave labs for study."
  162. Fallout Bible 0: "2236 October Melchior begins to mutate... but keeps his intelligence and cunning in the wake of the transformation, making him pretty smart for a super mutant. Realizing that the Enclave will kill the super mutants after they get the FEV data, he begins to use his magician talents to secret away weapons for the mutants to defend themselves when the Enclave decides to dispense with them."
  163. Fallout Bible 0: "2236-2238 Horrigan gradually mutates from exposure to FEV, gaining the physique and slow, stupid, single-mindedness of a super mutant. He is kept heavily sedated, operated on, and studied. He is conscious for only brief periods at a time, then quickly sedated after the bloodshed is over."
  164. Fallout Bible 0: "2237 January Enclave, having obtained the FEV data, abandons the Military Base site after more mutations occur, causing 2nd Generation Super Mutants to arise - the Enclave leaves a single squad behind to wipe out the super mutants, but the mutants, using armaments they have cached in the base during excavation, reduce the squad to ashes after suffering heavy casualties. The remaining 1st and 2nd Generation super mutant slaves decide to remain in the Base, and the group forms a new community."
  165. Fallout Bible 0: "2238 Harold arrives in Gecko, and (with a lot of shaking of his head) he does his best to help the ghouls with the running of the Nuclear Power Plant."
  166. Fallout Bible 0: "2239 January 23 Tests begin to run dry on Frank Horrigan. It is suggested that he be used as a field operative and be used in tests in the wasteland against local populations."
  167. Fallout Bible 0: "2239 March 27 Frank Horrigan is manufactured for his new role. A new version of Power Armor is built to accommodate his mass, and he is sealed inside. After a few horrifically successful field tests, Horrigan becomes the Enclave's solution to numerous sticky problems."
  168. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p. 517: "[18.08] THE CASTLE
    Historians have noted the original name for this settlement was Fort Independence, but the people of the Commonwealth now refer to it simply as the Castle. This place has a long and storied history; it is one of the first forts in America and predates the Revolutionary War. In recent times, it served as the base of operations for the Minutemen as they attempted (and failed) to establish a Provisional government. In 2240, the Castle was partly destroyed by gigantic Mirelurk, and most of the Minutemen leadership died.
    Still, it is generally agreed that the location could yet become an excellent base of operations for the Minutemen (and an exceptional settlement) if it can be reclaimed from the sea creatures. Note that the map information refers to interior corridors within the fortification walls."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  169. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 66: "Colin Moriarty
    Moriarty, 50, has been here nearly his entire life. He claims that his grandfather helped found the original settlement a few years after the war. His father used the nearby trade routes to amass wealth, which is used to help secure Megaton. Colin inherited this wealth when his father was killed during a Raider attack when Colin was 14. Colin's first move was to build a fence around the town. Since then, the people have looked to Colin as a benefactor despite his running drinks, Chems, girls, and games out of his saloon. Simms turns a blind eye to Moriarty's activities, because he is acutely aware that the town needs Colin's support and resources."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  170. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 The worst dry season in many years causes a drought in the Northern California area, hurting crops and brahmin in both Arroyo and Modoc."
  171. Fallout Bible 0: "224 January The first samples of Jet begin to arrive in Redding, courtesy of the Mordino family."
  172. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 February Vault City rejects offers of an alliance with both the Bishop family of New Reno and NCR."
  173. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 March Raider attacks on caravans to Vault City begin."
  174. Fallout Bible 0: "2242 May 15 Enclave sends a coded sequence to Vault 13, activating its central computer and declaring that is time to leave the Vault. Martin Frobisher gathers the Vault dwellers together for tutorial movie."
    Note: Although the Fallout Bible 0 timeline states the year to be 2242, the in game clock states 2241.
  175. Fallout Bible 0: "2242 May 16Less than a day later, Vault 13 is opened, only to be greeted by two Enclave verti-assault squads. The squads kill three of the citizens who were "resisting capture," and storm the Vault, kidnapping all the inhabitants."
    Note: Although the Fallout Bible 0 timeline states the year to be 2242, the in game clock states 2241.
  176. Fallout Bible 0: "2242 May 17 Enclave animal handlers drop a Deathclaw unit into Vault 13 from a safe distance to kill anyone investigating the Vault and cloak the Enclave's presence. Other Deathclaws are sent into the desert surrounding Vault 13 to check for any escapees or witnesses."
    Note: Although the Fallout Bible 0 timeline states the year to be 2242, the in game clock states 2241.
  177. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 July 25 Fallout 2 Begins: Chosen One begins his mystic test, descending into the Temple of Trials."
  178. Fallout Bible 0: "2241 July 27 Chosen One leaves Arroyo in search of the GECK."
  179. 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."
  180. The canonical Fallout 2 ending for New Reno.
  181. The canonical Fallout 2 ending for Redding as a part of the NCR by 2281 is established in Fallout: New Vegas.
  182. The canonical Fallout 2 ending for Broken Hills.
  183. Fallout Bible 5: "The punks on the tanker also survived, and they had a great view of the Poseidon oil rig exploding. They eventually into an uneasy trading relationship with the Shi after the destruction of the Hubologists, and the two groups went on to make San Francisco a major fishing and trading center."
  184. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 461: "Important Dates"
    "2246 The boy, now a young man, sets out to explore the wastes as part of a nine-person expedition. He unearths a cache of literature about the ancient Roman Empire and encounters the historical figure of Caesar."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  185. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 461: "Important Dates"
    "2246 The boy, now a young man, sets out to explore the wastes as part of a nine-person expedition. He unearths a cache of literature about the ancient Roman Empire and encounters the historical figure of Caesar."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  186. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 461: "Important Dates"
    "2246 The boy, now a young man, sets out to explore the wastes as part of a nine-person expedition. He unearths a cache of literature about the ancient Roman Empire and encounters the historical figure of Caesar."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  187. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 461: "Important Dates"
    "2246 The boy, now a young man, sets out to explore the wastes as part of a nine-person expedition. He unearths a cache of literature about the ancient Roman Empire and encounters the historical figure of Caesar."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  188. 188.0 188.1 188.2 Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.458: "Important Dates
    2196 Tandi (Aradesh's daughter) is unanimously elected President by the NCR council. Her popularity is to prove enduring: she will continue to serve in office until her death in 2248, at the age of 103.
    2242-2243 The events of Fallout 2 take place.
    2248 President Tandi takes ill and dies at the age of 103. Her presidency has lasted 52 years. Vice-President Joanna Tibbett assumes office.
    2253 President Tibbett is removed from office by a vote of no confidence following her "timid" response to the massacre of 38 NCR citizens at the hands of Mojave raiders. Her replacement, President Wendell Peterson, orders three battalions of NCR infantry into the Mojave.
    2270 The extirpation of tribals in the area of present-day Bullhead City is complete. "The Pacification of the Mojave," as it comes to be known, makes General Aaron Kimball a national hero.
    2272 The NCR's Mojave outpost is established.
    2273 Aaron Kimball retires from the NCR military and runs for office as one of Hub's political representatives (or "governors," as Hub idiosyncratically calls them). Less than two months into his term, Wendell Peterson is voted out of office and Aaron Kimball becomes the NCR's next President.
    2274 NCR forces move east and occupy Hoover Dam. The NCR reluctantly signs the Treaty of New Vegas recognizing Mr. House and his stewards, the Three Families, as the rightful owners of the Strip. The Strip opens for business.
    2275 Camp McCarran is established as NCR Headquarters in the Mojave. Sporadic fighting begins with the Mojave Brotherhood of Steel. The NCR government withdraws official support from the Followers of the Apocalypse and founds The Office of Science and Industry.
    2274 Hoover Dam restarts and the Strip blazes with light. The first trickle of privileged, curious NCR citizens visits the Strip.
    2276 Conflict with the Brotherhood of Steel escalates, culminating in decisive victory at HELIOS One. The Mojave Brotherhood is considered "neutralized."
    2277 Fallout 3 begins.
    2277 Legion forces under the command of the Malpais Legate fail to wrest control of Hoover Dam from the NCR. Despite heavy casualties, the NCR's victory is celebrated back home.
    2278 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.
    2281 Fallout: New Vegas begins."
    Note: the guide erroneously states that Red Rock Canyon, rather than Bitter Springs, was attacked by the NCR.
  189. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.461: "Important Dates
    "2248-2274 Caesar conquers the tribes of southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, the western edge of New Mexico, and the northern half of Arizona. By 2250 he has declared himself the Son of Mars. By 2255, he has established a capital of sorts amid the ruins of Flagstaff."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  190. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.97: "Sonora Cruz
    Leader of a hidden organization known as the Regulators (who are recognized by their long overcoats known as "dusters"), Sonora Cruz is a woman with a mission: to rid the Wasteland of troublemakers and ne'e-do-wellsIn-game spelling. Her unknown benefactors, who set up this clandestine operation around a decade ago, are willing to pay for scalps, or in the Regulators' case, fingers."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  191. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 456: "Controversy over Economic Development
    The NCR's economy is based on two resources: its great Brahmin herds, and swaths of land that have been restored to arable condition. These provide the nation with meat, leather, and starchy vegetables. During President Tandi's presidency, regulations limited the number of cattle head and the acreage of fields that could be owned by a single person. Despite constant pressure from the Stockmen's Association and Republican Farmer's Committee, such regulations loosened only a little so long as Tandi was in office. Following her death, however, they eroded until President Kimball overturned them completely. As a result, the past 12 years have seen the rise of the Brahmin Barons and Agri-Barons: captains of industry who are, by post-apocalyptic standards, spectacularly wealthy. This has given birth to a number of cottage industries, from the rebirth of luxury goods production to "journalism" that reports on the latest purchases, commissions, and "life lessons" of the newly rich and famous.
    The past 12 years has also seen a change in attitudes towards collective welfare. Citizens of the NCR rarely face significant dangers on a daily basis, and survival is an assumption rather than an aspiration. Citizens are far more reluctant to share food and other resources, and the person who provides services free of charge, whether it's something as quotidian as sewing or as rarefied as surgical expertise, are now the exception rather than the rule.
    An added economic strain is the scarcity of salvageable goods. Sixty-five years of scavenging has done a good job of picking clean the wastes of what was once Southern California. Rare are those individuals who can make a living by scavenging and hunting what they need.
    A consequence of these economic and cultural transformations has been the rebirth of wage labor. Whereas one's labor was until recently seen as benefittingIn-game spelling and belonging to a collective (whether a family or small town), it has now become a commodity. To earn their keep, many citizens must seek an employer and trade the sweat of their brow for Caps.
    Citizens of the NCR hold a variety of opinions about these developments. Many boast of their nation's economic strength; others decry what they feel has been lost. Many curse the selfishness of their fellow citizens, usually while pursuing aims that will benefit only themselves or their families. Here in the Vegas wastes, however, nearly all citizens will agree on one matter: opportunity has dried up back home, and to earn a fortune, one must come East."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City) Note: The cited excerpt was written when Fallout: New Vegas was still set in 2253. Dates were updated to match the current date, 2281.
  192. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.93: "Reilly
    Growing up in the ruins of Washington D.C. without parents, Reilly encountered a military man who took her in and taught her everything there was to know about combat, tactics, and survival. When he died 12 years later, she carried his body all the way to Arlington Cemetery, and gave him the best military burial she could. Four years ago at 26, she founded Reilly's Rangers, and began a massive mapping exercise. Currently she has suffered severe wounds and is in a coma somewhere near the Ghoul stronghold of Underworld."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  193. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.76: "Hannibal Hamlin
    Hamlin is a fanatical Abolitionist, stemming from his 23 years as a slave before he fled his captors. He has spent the last 6 of his 37 years doing everything in his power to help escaped slaves and fight the scourge of slavery. Three years ago, he found Lincoln's head and established the community of Temple of the Union. Each day, Hamlin delivers antislavery speeches to the people of Temple of the Union."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  194. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.461: "True to Caesar"
    "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."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  195. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.461: "True to Caesar"
    "2275 Legion scouts reports the NCR has occupied and restarted Hoover Dam, restoring electrical power to the Strip. Caesar begins planning war against the NCR."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  196. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.461: "True to Caesar"
    "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."
    (Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)
  197. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.42: "Freeside
    Las Vegas wasn't heavily damaged during the Great War, but people didn't immediately "settle" into the remnants of the old city. The various Vault tribes that emerged years later, hunted and fought among the ruins, but it was not until the "return" of Mr. House that they ceased (most) of their hostilities. Mr House directed the tribes to use his sizable quantities of pre-war construction materials to build the crude (but effective) outer walls that separate The Strip and Freeside from the rest of New Vegas. While Mr. House valued the area around Fremont Street, he ultimately viewed it as secondary in importance to the Strip itself and he had a second, inner wall that separated the two areas. When NCR prospectors (and eventually the army) arrived in the region, people typically went straight for The Strip, leaving Freeside (as it had become known by locals) as an informal stopping point. Eventually Mr. House recognized that he could use Freeside as a filter for undesirables, and pulled his favored tribes and all Securitrons into the Strip, leaving Freeside to fend for itself.
    In the two years that followed, Freeside has slowly degenerated into a hostile, lawless den of ne'er-do-wells. For a while, it was completely without order, but two power groups managed to come to an understanding about how the area needed to be maintained. The Kings, formed from the dispossessed remnants of unfortunate tribes, prevent all-out chaos from erupting, but do little to deal with the day-to-day nastiness that Freesiders inflict on each other. The Followers of the Apocalypse, no longer associated with the NCR, settled in the Old Mormon Fort. They receive some protection from the Kings in exchange for help with the community's basic needs (food, water, health services, and some education). Despite the oversight from the Kings and help from the Followers, the people in Freeside live in daily peril... from each other as well as outside forces."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  198. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.42: "Freeside
    Las Vegas wasn't heavily damaged during the Great War, but people didn't immediately "settle" into the remnants of the old city. The various Vault tribes that emerged years later, hunted and fought among the ruins, but it was not until the "return" of Mr. House that they ceased (most) of their hostilities. Mr House directed the tribes to use his sizable quantities of pre-war construction materials to build the crude (but effective) outer walls that separate The Strip and Freeside from the rest of New Vegas. While Mr. House valued the area around Fremont Street, he ultimately viewed it as secondary in importance to the Strip itself and he had a second, inner wall that separated the two areas. When NCR prospectors (and eventually the army) arrived in the region, people typically went straight for The Strip, leaving Freeside (as it had become known by locals) as an informal stopping point. Eventually Mr. House recognized that he could use Freeside as a filter for undesirables, and pulled his favored tribes and all Securitrons into the Strip, leaving Freeside to fend for itself.
    In the two years that followed, Freeside has slowly degenerated into a hostile, lawless den of ne'er-do-wells. For a while, it was completely without order, but two power groups managed to come to an understanding about how the area needed to be maintained. The Kings, formed from the dispossessed remnants of unfortunate tribes, prevent all-out chaos from erupting, but do little to deal with the day-to-day nastiness that Freesiders inflict on each other. The Followers of the Apocalypse, no longer associated with the NCR, settled in the Old Mormon Fort. They receive some protection from the Kings in exchange for help with the community's basic needs (food, water, health services, and some education). Despite the oversight from the Kings and help from the Followers, the people in Freeside live in daily peril... from each other as well as outside forces."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  199. This is the canonical events of the Fallout 3 side quest Wasteland Survival Guide.
  200. This is the canonical event of the main quest The Waters of Life in Fallout 3.
  201. These are the canonical events of the main quest Finding the Garden of Eden in Fallout 3.
  202. These are the canonical events of the main quest Take it Back! in Fallout 3.
  203. These are the events of the Fallout 3 add-on Point Lookout. Furthermore, Point Lookout was released after Broken Steel, and the Fallout official site confirmed that Mothership Zeta was the final adventure of the Lone Wanderer, and so that the order of add-on released is the chronological order of Fallout 3 history.
  204. {Color|Gray|Fallout official site: "The Vault Dweller's final and most fantastical adventure".}}
  205. J.E. Sawyer: "The Courier carried his/her delivery from southern NCR, toward the Hub. We intentionally left the Courier's origins and the exact nature of the initial transaction vague."
  206. All Roads
  207. The canonical events of the main quest Ain't That a Kick in the Head in Fallout: New Vegas.
  208. The Courier will find Nipton in ruins with people on crosses and Legion soldiers led by Vulpes Inculta once they arrive at the town of Nipton in Fallout: New Vegas
  209. The canonical events of the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.
  210. The canonical events of the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.
  211. The canonical events of the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.
  212. The canonical events of the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.
  213. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.518-519: "[18.09] UNIVERSITY POINT
    This once-thriving settlement was built into the ruins of the old university. Approximately one year before current events, synths from the Institute wiped this trading post off the map after a disagreement regarding classified research. An explosion in the service tunnels under Sedgwick Hall killed many, released a large amount of radioactive material, and caused the building to partly collapse."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  214. The canonical events of the main quest Out of Time in Fallout 4
Non-canon
  1. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_lewisHeavy = {Lewis MKII}
    desc_lewisHeavy = {Invented by an American, the .303 Cal Lewis Gun was adopted by the British Army during WW 1 and remained in service with allied forces until well into the 1940's. An efficient and reliable weapon. .}"
    (Items.txt)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mentioned in the Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel intro.
  3. Vipers design document by Scott Campbell, from Fallout Bible 6
  4. Vipers design document by Scott Campbell, from Fallout Bible 6
  5. Date in the Fallout demo.
  6. The non-canonical Fallout ending for the Followers of the Apocalypse.
  7. A non-canonical Fallout ending for if the player chooses to join Unity, leave the Master alive for 500 days, or let thirteen years pass in game.
  8. A non-canonical Fallout ending for if the player chooses to join Unity, leave the Master alive for 500 days, or let thirteen years pass in game.
  9. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 10.1.4.
    We have crash landed north of a camp occupied by Super Mutants. We believe these to be remnants of the Master's army as encountered by the first Vault Dweller. Although the archives mentioned that some of these Super Mutants might actually be friendly, we found little to like about these ones, especially the chief.
    The leader of this camp went by the name of Gammorin. We were set upon by his patrols soon after we pulled ourselves from the wreckage. Bound and gagged, the mutant guards dragged us back to their camp. Fully half of us had been killed by the crash, and now less than half of that survived the treatment of our mutant captors.
    We were scheduled to be killed for the amusement of Gammorin. It was not hard to see that several of the Super-Mutants were unhappy with this. In fact, I was amazed to discover that they were not as savage as I had been previously lead to believe.
    I challenged Gammorin to single unarmed combat. It was to the death. There could be no other outcome in my mind. If I die, it will in combat."
  10. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 0.0.1.
    I am awake.
    To tell the truth, I remember little of the battle. The gash on my head, along with multiple fractures and breaks, paint an adequate picture. However, the mutants are now expecting me to lead them since I laid Gammorin to rest. I will record more later. I fear my brain has been set awry by the fight. I will try to rest until I can think clearly."
  11. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 0.5.8.
    The Super Mutants are a simple but good people. While considered stupid by many, they show a loyalty stronger than I have seen in many humans. They live life the only way they know how.
    I have begun to organize these Mutant forces with the handful of fellow humans who survived the crash. I have recovered physically but I find myself prone to mysterious fits of anger and depression. But much worse are the hallucinations."
  12. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 1.4.5.
    Today is a day filled with absolute horror.
    Only one mutant returned from a scouting trip that was ten soldiers strong. He staggered back to camp and collapsed without a sound. He died in my arms while trying to hold back the blood pouring from his mouth.
    Before I had a chance to close his eyes, the menace was upon us! Metallic death machines entered the camp undetected by my sentries! I have never seen creatures such as this before, but they seemed unstoppable. It was only the sheer power and, more importantly, our numbers that allowed us to defeat these three machinations of death.
    Our losses were staggering."
    Note: The date format is y/m/d, basing on other entries. Since the start date was not January 1st, but January 5th, the date has been adjusted.
  13. The PIP-Boy 2000 B.E. date for the Brahmin Wood mission in Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel.
  14. Journal of Sir Latham: "Journal of Sir Latham, Entry 2.4.2.
    My scouts engaged an enemy today. The sound of chain guns and explosions hasting my steps. What I observed in that fight changed me to the core of my being.
    My mutant scouts were engaged by a Brotherhood patrol. For the first time in my life, I was frozen in battle.
    I watched, curious even, tribal looking Brotherhood soldiers laughing manically as they cut down my new companions.
    My mutant companions, who dedicated their life to me as their leader. I lifted my weapon then, and fired again and again.
    When it was over, with Brotherhood corpses littering the ground, my head suddenly cleared. I now know my purpose and, more importantly, I finally know who I am.
    I am Gammorin - sworn enemy of the Menace from the West."
  15. Fallout Bible 5: "14. One thing - what's happened to Junktown? Was it just too little to be it's own state? Or maybe it has managed to survive as an independent enclave inside NCR, a hive of scum and villainy, so to speak. And what kind of folks would live in Glow? After all, that place must still, well, glow, at least somewhat. Ghouls?
    Junktown became part of NCR as part of the state of Shady, and it was one of the first provisional states, considering it was one of the first (and most trustworthy) of the Shady Sands trading partners during its early formation. Its alliance with Shady Sands did cause some alarm from the caravans in the Hub, but it didn't hurt the Hub communities any... and the Hub eventually became part of NCR as well.
    As for the Glow (or the state of Dayglow), most of the state is actually north and west of the glow, but they are still able to see the Glow from their borders. A number of ghouls are rumored to live there now, as part of the Great Migration from Necropolis - once the ghouls learned of West Tek, they were eager to see if they could scavenge technology from the abandoned center. Some ghouls formed partnerships with scavenging companies from New Adytum and the Hub and have built quite a profitable corporation from their salvage efforts. At least one super mutant, a refugee from the Cathedral, was also rumored to be working with the ghouls and humans in Dayglow."
  16. A possibly canonical Fallout 2 ending for the Shi.
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