Sickness was spreading in San Diego (later renamed Dayglow), the only remaining town near the Glow, so Nicole and her parents gathered all the people and organized an exodus to the north. During the trip, however, her parents were killed by marauders. Tired of the killing, and motivated by the death of her parents, she founded the Followers of the Apocalypse, a group dedicated to re-educating and rebuilding the wasteland, and to ensuring that humanity would not repeat the mistakes that led to the Great War.
主教死后，天啟追随者成为刚刚建立的新加州共和国的主要势力之一。在辐射1主角的帮助下，他们控制了洛杉矶废车场。Growing in power, the Followers begin to create expeditions to bring peace everywhere in the Wasteland. Some became disillusioned with being allied with the NCR and left the Followers, while maintaining the principles of the foundation. (Vidya had left to go to the town of Carbon in Texas, to inculcate the Followers' doctrine in her own way).
The most important expedition was to the Mojave Wasteland where, with the help of the NCR, they traveled into New Vegas,在自由城的老摩门要塞内設置追随者的营地。 where they could tend to the wretched, injured, and downtrodden. They took in stragglers of many creeds and colors, including the last few Enclave remnants. Despite the historic name of the place, there are no serious fortifications, just fences and gates with a few armed Followers inside. 追随者和NCR之间的关系出现裂痕。NCR与追随者断绝关系，转而支持他们自己的OSI。
The Followers' goal is to bring the torch of knowledge to the wastes and facilitate the free flow of information, technology, and supplies equally among all the peoples of the wasteland, though they usually give special attention to those most in need. They often provide education, medicine, and scientific expertise free to all who require it, and their members are frequently found lending their aid to the needy wherever they can. Ideologically, the Followers' principles bear some resemblance to anarchism. Above all else, they support pacifism and cooperation. They oppose organizations and civilizations which seek to thwart these principles, albeit not through violent means.
In terms of organization, the Followers don't have a strict hierarchy; they are a decentralized organization, although regional hubs (such as the old Mormon fort in Freeside) are established to coordinate efforts of individual members in the field. The Followers don't care about controlling territory, unlike NCR, but rather concern themselves with the welfare of the people. It is said by Ignacio Rivas at the HELIOS One solar plant that they tend to "clean up" after the NCR.
Although once positive, relations between the Followers and the NCR Senate turned sour following the occupation of the Mojave. NCR broke most ties with the Followers, and turned their support to their own OSI, formed by ex-Apocalypse scholars. That said, their relations remain neutral: the Followers' university in the Boneyard continues to function, and individuals from the organization are a welcome sight in smaller communities, particularly on the Republic's frontier.
The Followers are generally liked where they go, due to their humanitarian efforts. However, some governments dislike the Followers, as they are generally radical thinkers偶爾會鼓勵「被壓迫」的市民奮起反抗他們各自的政府。
While the Followers of the Apocalypse's technology is remarkable and their technological knowledge is excellent, they don't have the means to replicate it or improve drastically upon it. Thus, they usually have to depend on what they can scavenge, repair, or trade with outside groups. These limitations largely hold them back from their main goal and from spreading their message to other parts of the Wasteland.
- To have the Followers support the NCR in Fallout: New Vegas you will need to speak to Julie Farkas after completing You'll Know It When It Happens. You may also need to be Idolized by the Followers and a member. This may also require that you have the latest patch installed.