Brotherhood of Steel
|“||And so the lockdown has been extended.To go outside would be the death of us all.||”|
鋼鐵兄弟會是一個投身於恢復和保存戰前科技與信息的準軍事組織. 表面上,兄弟會謀求搶救這些知識是為了將它們用於人類的福祉,但實際上, 他們對於甚麼科技值得搶救有奇特的準則, 經常忽視基本但有潛在用途的科技(比如農業和土木工程) 而重視 軍用硬件比如能量武器和動力裝甲。 他們將他們的發現對外來者出了名的保密, 在某些情況下甚至直接表達敵意. 就算現在, Great War過了兩個世紀後, 鋼鐵兄弟會熱心地限制有關他們科技發現知識的使用,組織內也不例外.
根據於 隱秘山谷的強化地堡, 鋼鐵兄弟會莫哈維分會在維加斯荒地活動了數年,展開了數個回收任行動都沒有強大的反抗. 以利亞長老,當時在位的長老, 最終對殘破的太陽神一號,一個戰前的太陽能發電廠,產生了特別強烈的興趣. 就算面對分會的聖騎士的反對, 認為發電廠太大,對於他們這個相對上小的部隊說難以好好防衞, Elijah判斷HELIOS One帶來的巨大希望遠勝於風險. 接下來的數月, 兄弟會着手維修發電廠, 希望可以將他修復至可運作的狀態. 但是, Father Elijah有他自己對發電廠的流程: 經過他的研究,他發現了HELIOS One秘密地被連接至 ARCHIMEDES II, 一個依然運作的軌道武器平台. 具如此破壞力的火力實在太誘人令人難以忽視. 經過多年未被挑戰的支配, 莫哈維沙漠的勢力平衡在2253年轉移了, 在新加利福尼亞共和國 的部隊進人入了這一帶和佔領了胡佛水壩.被這潛在威脅的來臨所挫敗, Father Elijah 決定 HELIOS One當時成為莫哈維兄弟會的本根據地. 沒有選擇之下, 分會隨即從the chapter subsequently uprooted itself from Hidden Valley 撤走轉移至發電廠.
到了2275年,新加洲共和國,在之前一年和神秘的Mr.House簽訂了新維加斯協議和緊接鞏固了一個在麥卡倫國際機場的地區要塞,已經在莫哈維荒地建立堅實的勢力. 他們接着無可避免地會將目光放在HELIOS One. Elijah, 依然相信他可以解封設施的潛在力量, 拒絕放棄發電廠和強逼部隊繼續防衞它. 雖然分會避免像他們在Core region的同僚般參與新加國-兄弟會戰爭, 敵意迅速在莫哈維兄弟會和駐守紮的新加國部隊爆發, 溝通的嘗試和合作的希望被證實是枉然的,而最終都轉化成暴力. 在下一年緊接着的是一連串的游擊戰然後發展成為Operation: Sunburst,一個新加國對HELIOS One的全面進攻. 就算他們科技上有優勢,兄弟會部隊逐漸被新加國不間斷的增授擊潰.Paladins不斷敦促Elijah在損失太大之前示意撤退,但他太過着迷於解開HELIOS One秘密的工作而不考慮他們的懇求. 正當在爭議最激烈時侯Father Elijah突然消失了,沒有給分會留下任何解釋. 在貌似被他們的領導遺棄下, 剩餘的兄弟會部隊由擔當下一任分會Elder的Head Paladin McNamara帶領. McNamara 策動力了一次對進逼的NCR部隊的絕地反擊,爭取了足夠時間讓他們的人員逃走到Hidden Valley綜合體. Sunburst對莫哈維兄弟會來說是一場災難 , 分會有超過一半的Knights和Paladins在戰鬥中倒下了,而HELIOS One,那個他們全力守護的設施亦變成廢墟.
隨着如此災難性的損失,McNamara,現在的Elder,在違反分會大多數人的意願下制定了Hidden Valley綜合體的絕對封鎖;沒有人員被容許離開地堡,而在封鎖開始前以經在外面的亦不被容許回來. 自分會的戰敗和緊隨的後的數年,Elder McNamara限制外面的活動定期偵察和貴重物的搜掠. 所有行動在夜間進行,而和新加國的交戰是嚴格禁止的. 雖然兄弟會苦行者般的生活模式給他們更安全,但他們的被動令他們受到很大壓力
|“||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.||”|
莫哈維兄弟會在一個嚴格的孤立主義政策下運作: 沒有外來者被容許到任何在位於Hidden Valley的地堡附近的地方,任何人大太接近的話都會被當場殺死. 沒有容許外來人參加組織的概念. 只有個別人仕有權進入,他們是為數極少的巡兵,偵察兵和被派到荒地收集食物和其他補給品的採購專員. 由於他們於2276年在HELIOS One設施的慘敗,分會遠望着新加利福尼亞共和國的存在和力量不斷壯大;和新加國再一次交戰已對成員,特別是對領導,來說是一個令人不安的概念. 由於無法在現實場景測試他們的格鬥技巧,分會的Paladins 只能在 虛擬現實通過模擬器和在地堡綜合體的靶場練習保持敏銳. 雖然十分尊重他在Operation: Sunburst中可能獨力避免了莫哈維兄弟會滅絕的行動,Elder McNamara一直以來都在組織內構成爭議,他對 his enactment of the lock-down on Hidden Valley執行的封鎖政策和他的延續令某些成員對分會的未來產生疑慮. Head Paladin Edgar Hardin最近開始從持和他一樣質疑McNamara的領導的成員中得到支持, 有傳言指出Hardin計劃篡奪Elder的位置. 直至2281年, Courier是唯一已知曾進入地堡然後生還的外來者,從而可以決定這個不幸分會的命運. 一方面Mr. House和凱撒希望兄弟會在這一帶內消失,新加利福尼亞共和國在這方面的處理比較有彈性. 如果Elder McNamara保持領導地位,Courier可能可以幫助在兩方之間達成協議,繼而保障兄弟會在莫哈維荒地的生存.
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. 表達式錯誤：未預料的<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) 表達式錯誤：未預料的<操作符 ==References==