Brotherhood of Steel
|“||And so the lockdown has been extended.To go outside would be the death of us all.||”|
钢铁兄弟会是一个投身于恢复和保存战前科技与信息的准军事组织. 表面上,兄弟会谋求抢救这些知识是为了将它们用于人类的福祉,但实际上, 他们对于甚么科技值得抢救有奇特的准则, 经常忽视基本但有潜在用途的科技(比如农业和土木工程) 而重视 军用硬件比如能量武器和动力装甲。 他们将他们的发现对外来者出了名的保密, 在某些情况下甚至直接表达敌意. 就算现在, Great War过了两个世纪后, 钢铁兄弟会热心地限制有关他们科技发现知识的使用,组织内也不例外.
根据于 隐秘山谷的强化地堡, 钢铁兄弟会莫哈维分会在维加斯荒地活动了数年,展开了数个回收任行动都没有强大的反抗. 以利亚长老,当时在位的长老, 最终对残破的太阳神一号,一个战前的太阳能发电厂,产生了特别强烈的兴趣. 就算面对分会的圣骑士的反对, 认为发电厂太大,对于他们这个相对上小的部队说难以好好防衞, Elijah判断HELIOS One带来的巨大希望远胜于风险. 接下来的数月, 兄弟会着手维修发电厂, 希望可以将他修复至可运作的状态. 但是, Father Elijah有他自己对发电厂的流程: 经过他的研究,他发现了HELIOS One秘密地被连接至 ARCHIMEDES II, 一个依然运作的轨道武器平台. 具如此破坏力的火力实在太诱人令人难以忽视. 经过多年未被挑战的支配, 莫哈维沙漠的势力平衡在2253年转移了, 在新加利福尼亚共和国 的部队进人入了这一带和占领了胡佛水坝.被这潜在威胁的来临所挫败, Father Elijah 决定 HELIOS One当时成为莫哈维兄弟会的本根据地. 没有选择之下, 分会随即从the chapter subsequently uprooted itself from Hidden Valley 撤走转移至发电厂.
到了2275年,新加洲共和国,在之前一年和神秘的Mr.House签订了新维加斯协议和紧接巩固了一个在麦卡伦国际机场的地区要塞,已经在莫哈维荒地建立坚实的势力. 他们接着无可避免地会将目光放在HELIOS One. Elijah, 依然相信他可以解封设施的潜在力量, 拒绝放弃发电厂和强逼部队继续防衞它. 虽然分会避免像他们在Core region的同僚般参与新加国-兄弟会战争, 敌意迅速在莫哈维兄弟会和驻守扎的新加国部队爆发, 沟通的尝试和合作的希望被证实是枉然的,而最终都转化成暴力. 在下一年紧接着的是一连串的游击战然后发展成为Operation: Sunburst,一个新加国对HELIOS One的全面进攻. 就算他们科技上有优势,兄弟会部队逐渐被新加国不间断的增授击溃.Paladins不断敦促Elijah在损失太大之前示意撤退,但他太过着迷于解开HELIOS One秘密的工作而不考虑他们的恳求. 正当在争议最激烈时侯Father Elijah突然消失了,没有给分会留下任何解释. 在貌似被他们的领导遗弃下, 剩余的兄弟会部队由担当下一任分会Elder的Head Paladin McNamara带领. McNamara 策动力了一次对进逼的NCR部队的绝地反击,争取了足够时间让他们的人员逃走到Hidden Valley综合体. Sunburst对莫哈维兄弟会来说是一场灾难 , 分会有超过一半的Knights和Paladins在战斗中倒下了,而HELIOS One,那个他们全力守护的设施亦变成废墟.
随着如此灾难性的损失,McNamara,现在的Elder,在违反分会大多数人的意愿下制定了Hidden Valley综合体的绝对封锁;没有人员被容许离开地堡,而在封锁开始前以经在外面的亦不被容许回来. 自分会的战败和紧随的后的数年,Elder McNamara限制外面的活动定期侦察和贵重物的搜掠. 所有行动在夜间进行,而和新加国的交战是严格禁止的. 虽然兄弟会苦行者般的生活模式给他们更安全,但他们的被动令他们受到很大压力
|“||Though their power in the West has diminished greatly over the years, the Brotherhood of Steel still maintains hidden, heavily fortified bunkers throughout the Mojave.||”|
莫哈维兄弟会在一个严格的孤立主义政策下运作: 没有外来者被容许到任何在位于Hidden Valley的地堡附近的地方,任何人大太接近的话都会被当场杀死. 没有容许外来人参加组织的概念. 只有个别人仕有权进入,他们是为数极少的巡兵,侦察兵和被派到荒地收集食物和其他补给品的采购专员. 由于他们于2276年在HELIOS One设施的惨败,分会远望着新加利福尼亚共和国的存在和力量不断壮大;和新加国再一次交战已对成员,特别是对领导,来说是一个令人不安的概念. 由于无法在现实场景测试他们的格斗技巧,分会的Paladins 只能在 虚拟现实通过模拟器和在地堡综合体的靶场练习保持敏锐. 虽然十分尊重他在Operation: Sunburst中可能独力避免了莫哈维兄弟会灭绝的行动,Elder McNamara一直以来都在组织内构成争议,他对 his enactment of the lock-down on Hidden Valley执行的封锁政策和他的延续令某些成员对分会的未来产生疑虑. Head Paladin Edgar Hardin最近开始从持和他一样质疑McNamara的领导的成员中得到支持, 有传言指出Hardin计划篡夺Elder的位置. 直至2281年, Courier是唯一已知曾进入地堡然后生还的外来者,从而可以决定这个不幸分会的命运. 一方面Mr. House和凯撒希望兄弟会在这一带内消失,新加利福尼亚共和国在这方面的处理比较有弹性. 如果Elder McNamara保持领导地位,Courier可能可以帮助在两方之间达成协议,继而保障兄弟会在莫哈维荒地的生存.
The Brotherhood of Steel is a militant organization devoted to the preservation of pre-War technology and human knowledge. Their professed mission is to preserve pre-War technology and human knowledge for the benefit of future generations. In practice, its definition of technology is strangely selective, ignoring basic but potentially useful technologies (genetic modification of crops and civil engineering, for example) in favor of combat technology such as energy weapons and power armor; and even now, nearly two centuries after the Great War, the Brotherhood zealously restricts the use and knowledge of such technologies to its own membership. The Mojave Brotherhood operated freely amid the Vegas wastes for several years, carrying out many reclamation missions without serious opposition. The balance of power shifted in 2274, when a large contingent of NCR troops entered the region and occupied Hoover Dam. Conflict was inevitable. Nearly two years of guerrilla skirmishes culminated in a pitched battle at HELIOS One, a solar energy plant the Brotherhood had been refurbishing for several months with the goals of bringing it back online and activating its hidden offensive capabilities (the ARCHIMEDES II death ray). The battle for HELIOS One (Operation: Sunburst) proved a disaster for the Mojave Brotherhood. More than half its paladins and knights were killed. The chapter's leader, Elder Elijah, disappeared without a trace. The Brotherhood was driven from the facility, which suffered extensive damage. Survivors retreated to Hidden Valley. Since that defeat, the chapter's leader, Elder McNamara, has restricted activity outside the bunker to occasional reconnaissance missions and high-value raids. All operations take place at night, and engagement of NCR forces is strictly forbidden. Though the Brotherhood's ascetic lifestyle has prepared its members for a sequestered existence better than most, the passivity of their current situation has proved highly stressful. ==Relations with the outside==Since the NCR-Brotherhood of Steel War, the Mojave brotherhood has kept its contact with the outside world to a minimum, due to heavy casualties. Other than a few patrols that come in and go back out at night, no members leave the secure bunker and few people outside of the brotherhood ever enter or leave the Hidden Valley base. The exception being Veronica and others like herself. Depending on the Courier's choice they can set Up a treaty between the NCR and Brotherhood. ==Technology==T-45d and T-51b models of power armor, with the T-51b being much more widely used (see bugs). Their weapons are all extremely advanced, with tri-beam laser rifles being almost standard issue to the ordinary guard, while Gauss rifles are also used in high volume. Like most of the Brotherhood they will never have plasma rifles. Patrols sometimes even include heavier weapons such as the Gatling laser. Their scouts continue to find weapons in the Mojave, resulting in many unused weapons being stored in the Brotherhood armory. It seems that the Brotherhood Scribes are researching night vision optics. One of them even wants to invent automatic doors. They rarely if ever use conventional weapons, which, as stated above, results in many rather high end weapons such as anti-materiel rifles and miniguns being unused and collecting dust in their armory. However, they do give conventional weapons to their members that go out into the wasteland to collect supplies, as to not draw suspicion from factions that want them dead such as the NCR or Caesar's Legion. As per their current circumstances, they can take no chances. ==Endings==Template:TranscludedTemplate:Transcludesection ==Notes==* A three-to-four-man patrol can regularly been seen exiting the Brotherhood's bunker between 1:30 and 3:00 AM under the cover of Hidden Valley's camouflage system. Most, if not all, of these patrols return to their bunker by sunrise before they are visible to outsiders.* During his radio news programs, Mr. New Vegas will occasionally report on 「hulking individuals」 which have been spotted around Hidden Valley after dusk.* It is revealed that several of Mr. House's Securitron units were destroyed around Hidden Valley by Brotherhood patrols.* Even though Mr. House states that the Brotherhood of Steel will pose the greatest threat to New Vegas in the long term, if the chapter is spared in the fight for an independent New Vegas, they will simply harass travelers and caravans for important pieces of technology. They will not threaten the Strip, Hoover Dam, or the Securitrons in any way, shape, or form (unless they interfere with their robberies). ==Appearances==The Mojave Chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel appears only in Fallout: New Vegas, and is mentioned in the Dead Money and Old World Blues add-ons. ==Bugs==* Template:Platforms Almost no members of the Brotherhood of Steel wear Brotherhood T-45d power armor, although they may be seen wearing the corresponding helmet with Brotherhood T-51b power armor. This is due to a leveled list which is meant to contain Brotherhood T-45d armor, but contains the T-51b variant instead. 表达式错误：未预料的<操作符* Template:Platforms Most members of the Brotherhood of Steel become notably weaker once Old World Blues is installed, reducing their Strength and Endurance stats by 3 and 2 points respectively, and removing Explosives as a tagged skill. This affects both unnamed members, particularly those found patrolling the area around Hidden Valley, as well as some named members including Linda Schuler, Knight Lorenzo, and even Nolan McNamara and Edgar Hardin. Old World Blues (add-on) 表达式错误：未预料的<操作符 ==References==