|“||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。Its headquarters is the Citadel, built into and beneath the ruins of the Pentagon in what used to be Washington, DC. It is led by Elder Owyn Lyons. It is one of the most important and influential factions in the Capital Wasteland.
當這個小組最終抵達首都廢土時，沒過多久他們就取得了一些了不起的發現。五角大廈, 正如他們擔憂的,已經嚴重損毀。但他們在裡頭發現了許多驚人科技結晶 ，包括一座巨大的自由先鋒號 if restored, could help the Brotherhood rebuild a strength and reputation that had been declining steadily for years.
藉這些新發現使聖騎士萊恩斯贏得了長老的頭銜，並且得到了新的指令取代原先返回西岸的命令，長期留在此區進行建設。a new, permanent Brotherhood base in the Capital Wasteland, and continue the search for any other advanced technology hidden in the capital』s ruins.
他們在五角大廈的舊址建立了新的基地，大本營。It was a fortress the Brotherhood of Steel desperately needed, and one they rushed to fortify, thanks to their other great discovery – Super Mutants.
For the first time, the Super Mutant tide was stemmed. The D.C. ruins were still Super Mutant controlled and uninhabitable, that was true, but the number of incursions against outlying settlements dropped significantly. Life was still harsh and unfair, but at least now the people of the Capital Wasteland had a fighting chance – and they had Elder Lyons and the Brotherhood to thank for that.
Fighting the Super Mutants, simply keeping them at bay, may have been enough for the area』s innocents, but for the Brotherhood, too many questions remained: how were these local Super Mutants created? Why were they capturing the people of the Capital Wasteland? Where were they taking them? Finding these answers would, ultimately, become Owyn Lyons' obsession.
The years passed, but not in a way anyone had foreseen. Indeed, the Brotherhood of Steel』s importance to the people of the Capital Wasteland was not something that Lyons ever expected. Nor was it something his superiors back in California cared at all about.但里昂長老有別的優先順序，他認為自己的首要職責是保護首都廢土居民，而不是原本的目標去佔領和保護科技。里昂向總部的高層回報說只有在他真正做好準備，他才會繼續原本的計畫，不去犧牲那些仰賴兄弟會保護的人。
當失落山丘的兄弟會知曉了萊恩斯改變了兄弟會原先目標的優先順序時，Had Owyn Lyons 「gone native,」 putting the needs of the people of D.C. above those of the Brotherhood itself? Or had a Brotherhood Elder finally exhibited the selfless behavior that should serve as a model for the entire order? Caught in the middle, the ruling Elders made the only decision they could – 他們可以繼續承認里昂長老作為東岸兄弟會的領導者，並以大本營作為兄弟會在特區的總部。但是來自西岸的一切支援都將終止，東岸兄弟會也因此被迫獨立行動。
Most of Elder Lyons』 soldiers supported his dedication to the people of the Capital Wasteland, and were proud of their leader』s commitment to honor and heroism. But there were those who voiced their opposition – loudly, and aggressively. They believed that by abandoning the Brotherhood of Steel』s primary mission of acquiring new technologies, Elder Lyons had abandoned the very values that defined the order itself.
對里昂做法不滿的人趁此離開了兄弟會，帶上了一些能量武器與動力裝甲和一部分的科技裝備。讓本就處於不利的東部兄弟會更是雪上加霜，里昂沒有多少選擇: 他將異己者稱為「遺棄者」，鋼鐵兄弟會的叛徒 – it was a name they would ultimately wear like a badge of honor, proud of the distance it put between themselves and Lyons』 「soldier sycophants」.
In 2277, Elder Lyons』 daughter Sarah is now a grown woman, and one of the Brotherhood』s fiercest warriors; in fact, she』s the only member to have achieved the illustrious rank of Sentinel, and now commands her own elite squad, Lyons' Pride.
The war with the Super Mutants – a conflict that has continued unceasingly for over twenty years – rages on, and the Brotherhood is feeling the strain of this extended conflict. Without reinforcements from the West Coast, Lyons has been forced to recruit locally, and the results have been less than stellar: most new conscripts are overeager, unskilled, or both, and as a result their survival rate is atrocious. So low, in fact, that word has spread throughout the Capital Wasteland – join the Brotherhood of Steel, and you』ll be dead within the week.
It』s certainly not how Elder Owyn Lyons expected his life to turn out, not the way he imagined his command would be chronicled in the historical archives. Such is a career of a Brotherhood of Steel Elder.
According to early piece concept art concerning Paradise Falls, slavers living there are also Brotherhood of Steel enemies (which is very likely because of the new BoS mission).
淨水計畫, 英克雷, 以及斷網编辑
In the years that follow, fortunes change for the Eastern Brotherhood. The Lone Wanderer journeyed west, having left the East Coast Brotherhood to seek new ideas. 里昂長老死於癌症, 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， singlehandedly kills a deathclaw armed with nothing more then a knife, and this action alone garners enough respect to his election to the position of Elder. 麥克森展現了外交能力與與兄弟會放逐者破冰，最後將他們收編回鋼鐵兄弟會。
三年後，格拉迪斯行動小隊也為了搜尋戰前的科技與有價值的文檔來到了這裡。他們在連續地幾周里也從掠奪者那裡遇到了和亞特梅斯小隊差不多的麻煩，他們最終在劍橋警察局裡建立了一個據點，但在這之前，他們已經前前後後失去了四名聖騎士。在發現了學院發出的特殊蹤跡後.，聖騎士丹斯向兄弟會發布了一個緊急信號，幾經輾轉之後，麥克森乘著普利德溫號前往聯邦地帶，他們同時故意派出了大量的飛鳥來護航，從而讓聯邦的人們都能看到兄弟會的強大。兄弟會以波士頓機場作為長期的根據地，並且援助短劍小隊強化警察局的防護。至此兄弟會開始於聯邦地帶貫徹他們的理念，並開始調查來自學院的神秘能量讀數。The Brotherhood prepares for war with the Institute while simultaneously planning the destruction of the Railroad, and the implementation of order in the Commonwealth.
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.
In 2277, the East Coast Brotherhood primarily used T-45d power armor; this armor was much more widely issued, being given to most front-line personnel, and not just select paladins. They still used energy weapons, mostly the laser rifle and the laser pistol. However, due to the difficulty of finding, producing new parts, and maintaining the laser based weapons, and due to the fact that the Brotherhood no longer received supplies from the west coast, many paladins were forced to use traditional guns, notably the standard assault rifle and the Chinese assault rifle.
The Brotherhood has access to an extremely powerful pre war super weapon, Liberty Prime, a nigh invincible 40 foot tall communist-hating combat robot that packs enough firepower to decimate anything in its way. In 2277 it was destroyed by an Enclave orbital missile strike, although scribes in the Citadel had hopes of rebuilding him. After nearly ten years the Brotherhood transported his components to the Commonwealth and was able to not only rebuild prime, but improve on his original design, creating Liberty Prime MK.2.
After the war against the Enclave, the Brotherhood gained access to a vast number of Vertibird gunships and stockpiles of energy weapons, power armor and many other advanced armaments. While scribes were excited to catalogue and study the advanced tech, plasma rifles and other weapons began to be issued to soldiers in the field.
As of 2287, the Brotherhood of Steel has gained access to a large arsenal of T-60 power armor (which replaced the T-45 and T-51 power armor as the new standard issue power armor). This armor is only given to knights and above. The Brotherhood does not equip all of its knights and paladins with T-60 not due to an inability, 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. The Brotherhood have gained access to a large number of energy weaponry (all of the BoS members are equipped with laser rifles or Gatling lasers) and even a vast supply of Vertibirds, all of which they are able to manufacture. They also possess a heavily armored airship, the Prydwen, serving as their mobile command base. According to Paladin Danse, it can carry enough troops and supplies to launch a major offensive.
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 (as the West Coast, for years, have struggled in their war against the NCR, and has been forced to go into hiding in various bunkers). Although there is evidence on the Prydwen terminals that they may be operating on the surface again once more.
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.
Similarities and inconsistencies with other Fallout games编辑
- External recruitment is also present in Fallout Tactics.
- Renegades deserted from newly established Brotherhood of Steel division is similar to Circle of Steel in Van Buren.
- War Department, not Department of Defense nor Ministry of Defense (latter one in Polish translation of Fallout 3 website), was mentioned in the Maxson Log holodisk in Fallout. Difference with real world name of this department is explained by Divergence theory.
- A knight's eulogy found on a terminal on the Prydwen refers to the Brotherhood as a "country", more or less implying that the Brotherhood has evolved into an Ordensstaat, a little known political concept denoting a military order that has become a sovereign state in its own right. The best, and possibly only examples of an Ordensstaat found in history are the Teutonic Order after the invasion of Prussia, and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (formerly the Knights Hospitaller).
- 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, but the Brotherhood has not had a fighting force of Vertibirds shown or mentioned in a game until Fallout 4.
- 玩家清除掉阿卡迪亚的合成人之后兄弟会将会establish a presence at Mount Desert Island，并将其作为進一步擴張的基地。
- 到了2287年, .兄弟会的旗帜被换成了橙底白图样，但这一更改的原因仍然不为所知。
The Capital Wasteland division of the Brotherhood of Steel is a major faction in Fallout 3.