|“||In our eyes, defeat is unacceptable because we're fighting for the future of mankind. Our rallying cry is more powerful than any weapon you could ever carry. Remember that.||”|
—Paladin Danse explaining the meaning behind "Ad Victoriam".
東岸兄弟會是鋼鐵兄弟會於東海岸活動的分支。Originally founded by in 2255 by the reformist Elder Owyn Lyons. Their headquarters is the Citadel, an imposing fortress built beneath the ruins of the Pentagon on the edge of what used to be Washington, D.C.. As of 2287, the Eastern division is under the command of Elder Arthur Maxson, the supreme commander of the East Coast Brotherhood of Steel and the last living descendant of the Maxson family line. As the Brotherhood's position in the West declines, the once-moribund Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel has been reformed into a major military force in under a decade, able to project their power and influence all along the Eastern Seaboard thanks to the drive and tenacity of its young elder.
During the late Lyons years, the chapter self-styled itself as the Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel. The name was dropped after reunification with the West.
在他們繼續前往首都廢土的路上，兄弟會遠征軍遇到了戰後淪為奴隸販子大本營的匹茲堡。在黎明时分，兄弟會越過盥洗山(Mount Wash)，將城市夷為平地。The intent of the Scourge remains unclear, but many in the Brotherhood note that it was a marked change in the way the Brotherhood operates. Additionally, it is known that something was recovered from The Pitt during the Scourge, although to date it would seem that only Elder Lyons knows what it was.在那之後他們找到了匹茲堡所有尚未突變的孩子——大概僅20個，他們為徵召了這些孩子們的大多數，為他們授予職位後便繼續一同前往廢土。但在到达首都废土时，只有一个叫做格雷格·贝尔的孩子幸存了下来，和长老卫队待在一起。在与奴隶贩子的战斗中，实玛利·阿瑟被救出了，他接管了匹堡，supported by Brotherhood technological know-how. At the same time, he abandoned the Brotherhood and its teachings, recognizing the inherent failure of the unsustainable, scavenger nature of the Brotherhood's ways.
Despite the Brotherhood's success with Project Purity and the war against the Enclave, the organization continued to struggle. 里昂長老死於癌症in 2278, 並由他的女兒莎拉‧萊恩接替長老一職。然而不久之後，她於一場戰鬥中不幸戰死，兄弟會陷入了無領導者的狀況。這場領導危機持續惡化， 一任又一任的不適格者輪替成為新的長老。2283年，年僅十六歲的亞瑟‧麥克森was appointed elder at age 16, the youngest in Brotherhood history, after展現了exceptional skill as a capable warrior and 外交能力 by defeating the super mutant leader Shepherd and 與兄弟會放逐者破冰，最後將他們收編回鋼鐵兄弟會。
By 2287, the East Coast Brotherhood had established contact with Lost Hills and actively received support from the west. During this time, 不滿足於控制整個首都廢土的他們開始計劃控制整個東海岸。他們利用了英克雷在亞當斯空軍基地留下的載具，花了六年時間建造了一艘名為普雷德溫號的巨大飛艇。
Several members of the Brotherhood had their own projects to progress within while access to the Institute was researched. Proctor Quinlan required technical documents found in pre-War ruins that might have had information pertaining to important technology, weapon schematics, or military bunkers left behind in the war. Senior Scribe Neriah required blood samples from heavily irradiated species such as feral ghouls, yao guai, and super mutants. Even after Danse is banished from the Brotherhood, Recon Squad Gladius still needed to complete their duties in Cambridge Police Station, such as cataloging tech or cleansing an area of radiation infected beings.
In plotting a course to find, access, and destroy the Institute, Elder Maxson determined the first initiative to be repairing Liberty Prime back to working order, assisted by Dr. Madison Li. After securing ammunition from the sentinel site and a beryllium agitator, the operational robot clears the way for the Brotherhood to infiltrate and subsequently attempt to destroy the Institute once and for all.
東部分會總體上對人們來說是有益的，但這種有益卻來的不是那麼……直接。他們仍然是負責除掉變種人，狂屍鬼，合成人以及從那些「愚昧」而粗心的人手裡奪回戰前科技。 但比起這些科技能為廢土帶來的明顯益處，他們更在意的則是濫用情況。因此他們更願意把科技掌控在自己手裡，由他們自己來使用科技幫助廢土居民而不是將這些科技分享出去。兄弟會內部仍然認為讓廢土居民掌握 先進的武器技術十分的不可靠。他們也同樣認為如果人人都獲得了先進的武器，廢土將變得更加危險混亂。However, the eastern chapter is shown to be more lenient about outsiders possessing energy weapons. 同時兄弟會也願意拿出一些不那麼敏感，危險的科技甚至人力與廢土交易從而換取物資，比如說與鉚釘城和鑽石城的保安協防……但對於那些敏感危險的科技，他們仍然會掌握在自己手中。
With all the Brotherhood's recent success including the defeat of the Enclave and subsequent acquisition of all Enclave technology, including all power armor and weapons, and the reintegration of the Brotherhood Outcasts, the East Coast division of the Brotherhood is at the zenith of its power. They have access to Vertibirds, power armor, and energy weapons as well as the capability to develop more of these according to Paladin Danse. They also possess a new and improved, rebuilt Liberty Prime, as well as the Prydwen, a colossal airship developed by the Brotherhood, which Paladin Danse claims houses enough troops and resources to "push a full scale offensive" and is capable of "mobilizing the whole division according to Arthur Maxson. Thanks to the Brotherhood maintaining their policy of open recruitment, their numbers on the east coast have vastly increased. Evidenced by the Brotherhood holding power and influence all across the eastern seaboard.
In light of their recently acquired fleet of Vertibirds, the Brotherhood division under Elder Maxson now frequently conducts air assault operations within the Commonwealth, the foremost examples of which can be experienced in the missions Spoils of War and The Battle of Bunker Hill. Patrol and shock teams are frequently dropped into the Commonwealth to secure objectives deemed valuable to the Brotherhood or to eliminate hostile threats from an area.
The Capital Wasteland detachment utilizes a slightly different system than the original Brotherhood out west, for instance, the Paladins are not a separate caste but a rank. (Ranks are sorted Lowest-Highest/Bottom-Top)
里昂的驕傲 - The "Pride", as it was known colloquially, was an elite unit of the east coast division of the Brotherhood of Steel under Elder Lyons. The Pride was led by the then-sentinel Sarah Lyons, daughter of the erstwhile Elder Owyn Lyons. Members of the Pride were hand picked, and represented the best that the Brotherhood had to offer. They wear the same T-45d power armor as the rest of the Brotherhood except for the Lyon's Pride insignia on the shoulder pauldron instead of the Brotherhood insignia. As of 2287 there is little to no information on the unit or its fate.
截至2287年，鋼鐵兄弟會已經研發並生產了大量的T-60動力裝甲(作為T-45和T-51的替代)。這種裝甲只給騎士及以上軍銜的人員配發。但為了保證作戰時的機動性，兄弟會也並沒有為所有騎士和聖騎士裝備T-60,but in order to maintain a level of flexibility in their operations。Paladin Danse states that the Brotherhood create their T-60 suits from scratch based on pre-War designs.在武器上兄弟會成員多使用激光步槍或激光加特林，兄弟會也擁有隨時進行再生產的能力。空軍中除了大量的飛鳥外出他們還擁有重裝飛艇，普利德溫號，除了作為他們的機動作戰中心以外，它還可以裝載足夠的部隊和物資，在任一時刻發起大規模進攻。
With the destruction of the Enclave, The Brotherhood of Steel East Coast division far surpasses their West Coast counterparts in terms of numbers and technology (比起在與多年來一直在與NCR交戰中並被迫龜縮在各種地堡中的西海岸兄弟會). Although there is evidence on the Prydwen terminals that they may be operating on the surface again once more.
- The East Coast Brotherhood is the only chapter/division that is mentioned as currently having a functioning air force. Although in the past there have been airships like the Prydwen built to explore eastward, the Brotherhood has not had a fighting force of Vertibirds shown or mentioned in a game until Fallout 4.
- 玩家清除掉阿卡迪亞的合成人之後兄弟會將會establish a presence at Mount Desert Island，並將其作為進一步擴張的基地。
- 到了2287年, .兄弟會的旗幟被換成了橙底白圖樣，但這一更改的原因仍然不為所知。
- A Brotherhood of Steel Knight aboard the Prydwen may directly reference the Capital Wasteland, saying "If you think the Commonwealth is bad, you should see the Capital Wasteland."
The East Coast Brotherhood of Steel appears in Fallout 3, its add-on Broken Steel, Fallout 4 and its add-on Far Harbor. They are also mentioned in the other Fallout 3 add-ons, Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt and Mothership Zeta, and they are again mentioned in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenes
The East Coast Brotherhood of Steel has some similarities and differences with other Fallout games:
- External recruitment is also present in Fallout Tactics, and for the "Texas Expedition" in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.
- The Brotherhood Outcasts, renegades deserted from the newly established Eastern Brotherhood of Steel division, are similar to the Circle of Steel in Van Buren.
- The Sole Survivor: "Who's Elder Maxson?"
Danse: " "
- The Lone Wanderer: "Who are you people?"
Anne Marie Morgan: "We call ourselves the Outcasts, and we collect technology to preserve it from tribals and idiot locals. And before you ask, we were cast out from that company of zeroes who call themselves Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel. Way we figure it, if traitors think we're too harsh in following orders, we're probably doing something right."
(Anne Marie Morgan's dialogue)
- 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."
(Reginald Rothchild's dialogue)
- The Lone Wanderer: "So what's your long-term plan for dealing with the Brotherhood?"
Henry Casdin: "The Brotherhood came out here to recover technology from the eastern cities and bases. If Lyons won't do it, then we will. "
(Henry Casdin's dialogue)
- The Lone Wanderer: "Why are you here in the Capital Wasteland?"
Owyn Lyons: "Our orders were, and are, to acquire any and all advanced technology. And we have, to the best of our abilities. But when I realized the extent of the Super Mutant threat, I felt it was my responsibility to aid the people in their struggle against them. Unfortunately, my superiors back west disagree with my assessment of the situation. They feel I've grown too "attached" to the local populace. And they're right. In any event, the Enclave's arrival changes everything..."
(Owyn Lyons' dialogue)
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.43-44:
Following the Great War, survivors established a settlement on the remains of a city at the confluence of rivers. The rivers seem to provide a clear resource, and enough of the city was cleared by the bombs that a new settlement could be established. However, radioactive material and unidentified mutagens mixed into the groundwater, causing it to become slightly mutagenic and highly carcinogenic. As a result, the people in the new settlement began to change ever so slightly.
The changes were subtle, not nearly to the degree of the Super Mutants or the various Wasteland creatures, but over the next 140 years, it became undeniable that something was affecting the people of The Pitt. Starting from the first few years, children were often born with strange growths or extra vestigial limbs. The mutations never went far beyond the occasional hunchback or cleft palate, but it wasn't long before the vast majority of the residents of The Pitt developed some sort of physical deformity in their lifetimes. Although many children were born "clean," the older they got, the more likely that a problem would develop.
The most disturbing change that the environment caused was not nearly as noticeable as the physical deformities. The infected water and poisoned sky began to cause neurological damage to those exposed to it. People became more hostile, violent, and short-tempered; they became known as "Wildmen." Their emotions became out of control, and their actions often teetered on primal. In severe cases, mutated humans devolved into hunched, savage beasts nicknamed "Trogs." Over the first 50 years, The Pitt quickly degenerated into a dangerous den of murderers and rapists; even cannibalism was not uncommon. The only loyalty was in strength, and the only organization was between those who were strong enough to control others and those who were controlled.
Rumors of the horrors of The Pitt spread throughout the Wasteland, and all travelers knew to avoid it at all costs. However, The Pitt became one of the most self-sufficient communities in the Wastes. Granted, their self-sufficiency relied on the citizens occasionally eating one another, but they functioned without trade or export.
In 2042 , Star Paladin Lyons of the Brotherhood of Steel led the Scourge, a large-scale military action that wiped out nearly the entire population of The Pitt. In a single night, the Brotherhood swept through the city, eliminating any resident who put up a fight. Although the intent of the Scourge remains unclear, several unmutated children were taken from The Pitt by the Brotherhood and placed into initiate training. The motivations for the Scourge are unclear to this day, but many in the Brotherhood note that it was a marked change in the way the Brotherhood operates. Additionally, it is known that something was recovered from The Pitt during the Scourge, although to date it would seem that only Elder Lyons knows what it was.
It is said that a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin from the Scourge stayed on in The Pitt, seeking to bring law and order to the unwashed masses and creating an underclass of Pitt Slaves in the process, guarded by Pitt Raiders under his personal command. However, in the decades following the events of the Scourge, nobody has heard anything from The Pitt. Travelers who have gone to investigate have not returned, and no survivors have emerged."
(Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
- The Lone Wanderer: "How did you escape?"
Kodiak:"As they swept through, the Brotherhood policed up every non-mutie child they could find. Turns out, there weren't that many. Me and maybe twenty others. The younger we were, the less of a chance that we were mutated. It was ugly work, no doubt, but it had to be done. I'll never forget the sight of the Brotherhood of Steel breaching the breast of the mountain at dawn."
- The Lone Wanderer: "What happened to the other kids from the Pitt?"
Kodiak: "All of 'em became Initiates. Most of them went on to become Brothers. A lot fell in action. I'm the only survivor of the Scourge of the Pitt still stationed at the Citadel."
- Danse's dialogue: "The Brotherhood tried to run a quarry like this somewhere near the Capital Wasteland. It was more trouble than it was worth."