June 6th, 2285
“... I suppose you heard about Rick and Duncan?” James asked, shuffling up the cards and dealing them out.
“Oh, yes… I happened to be at the station when they called in,” Victor murmured, diligently picking up his cards and organizing them in his hand. “Richard insisted that they had been attacked by, and I quote, a “crazy-ass robo-fuck”,”
“A shame it didn’t finish him off,” Brandon uttered, roughly scooting his cards over to him and picking them up.
“What makes you say that?”
“He’s an idiot,” Brandon shrugged, organizing the bottlecaps on his side of the table next. Brandon and Saishu had a moderate amount of caps in their possession, but Victor had been eating away at their piles thus far…
June 4th, 2285
Rick was the first one off of the plane, anxious to stretch his legs after the plane ride down here. It hadn’t been a long trip, but one of the drawbacks of his Ghoulish traits was the soreness of his joints.
Actually, now that he thought about it, that was probably just a result of him being an old bastard.
“Come on, sidekick, let’s move!” He yelled back into the plane once he saw that Duncan hadn’t exited yet.
“Argh… keep yer’ pants on, I’m goin’,” Duncan called back. The plane ride over for him had been hell. Rick talked nonstop about the war, rock and roll, and whatever else came to the Ghoul’s mind. It had only been a few hours, but it felt like days had passed. The man simply didn’t have an off swit…
The Prisoner came to. His head was thumping and his vision blurry as he opened his eyes. He could not move. The Prisoner found he was strapped to a cold steel chair, held in place by restraints across his chest, arms, and legs. His sight began to restore itself and the Prisoner took in his surroundings. The walls consisted of large bricks painted a drab grey, lit by fluorescents that hung from the ceiling. In front of the Prisoner was metal table adorned with medical equipment and advanced tech. The Prisoner couldn't tell what half of it was used for, but the number of hooked and bladed instruments drew concern. He realized he was not alone in the room. A man and a woman in lab coats were sitting across the table from the Prisoner and a ma…
Taming of the Beast
“You’ve got a name?” she asked.
The dog-man turned around as they crossed the ridges, but never stopped in his stride. They had been walking for hours with the sun constantly burning at their backs. But she found the trip to be rather dull. He barely spoke or anything, just odd noises: panting, huffs, snorts, low growls, and wheezes.
“I’ve told you my name”, she said. “But you never told me yours.”
“Why would you care about what my name is?” he laughed. “Soon you’ll either be dead or back at the hands of a new adoptive family in Diamond City. I’ll just be an unpleasant memory by then. You don’t need to know my name.”
“But what if I want to know?” she asked.
“Rudiger”, he replied.
She furrowed her brows. “Really?” …
It's finally time, my six fingered bretheren!
Drop what you are doing and vote for a winner!
This is just a concise collection of the three small pies that make up this story spread out in Part 10 of Legends of the Wastes.
The dead palm tree swayed gently in the wind.
And a short yet stiff breeze flared up from the east, causing tumbleweed to roll by. It was evident that this was one of the many places that had never been retaken by humans.
Most buildings here were low built. Unlike the city off in the distance, where the ruins of skyscrapers still pierced through the bay's fog sometimes. Residential it was not though. Most of these grey and beige cuboids had at one point been the homes of major companies. Offices and laboratories mainly.
If only people knew what sort of a gold mine this place once used to be. Sadly for most people al…
May 20th, 2285
Milwaukee County Stadium. The run-down place used to be a baseball park for the Brewers, which was Wisconsin’s pro baseball team. In its final season, the Brewers went 18-144. It was the worst record in the history of baseball.
Of course, given that the world went into a nuclear war soon after, no one had much time to laugh at them.
This field of suffering was now home to a different kind of suffering. Instead of miserable fans and angry coaches, the stadium now housed brainless ghouls and other lowly creatures. There was not much here for anyone.
But for Tyrus Carr, the press box provided a good vantage point for target practice.
One shot flew from his rifle and down towards the field, embedding …
The Golden Ashyam Tournament has left many dreams broken... but who cares about them? We're here for the winners!
In our Semi Final round, we will see our remaining four become our remaining two! Will this contest go to the dogs? Or will the blind lead the blind?
Round 1 (20/05/2019)
Evangeline Winfield VS Graicus
Round 2 (21/05/2019)
Shanks Wain VS Cassander Auld
We did it people! My outworld champions are finally in the main contest! Now we will only be hosting on the Sandbox, one step closer to me re-claiming my throne!
Anyway, go here for...
The Golden Ashyam Tournament Quarter Finals: Round 1
The Golden Ashyam Tournament Quarter Finals: Round 2
The others will be posted as we go!
Here we are, boys and girls, it's the-
Here it is, folks! The Quarter Finals! Get ready to see these fights soon!
Group #1 (05/05-12/05)
competitor #1: Shanks Wain
competitor #2: Valkyrie Ghost-Wolf
Group #2 (06/05-13/05)
competitor #1: Wilkes Walker
competitor #2: Cassander Auld
Group #3 (07/05-14/05)
competitor #1: Evangeline Winfield
competitor #2: William Van De Poorter
Group #4 (08/05-15/05)
competitor #1: Shrike
competitor #2: Graicus
Get ready for some hard core fights, my children! Our elemental champions are going all out!
Here we are, the final face off between the King of Daggerfall and the King of Perversion!
Cassander Auld VS Rashka the Bastard
Cassander Auld: 7 (Tes Sandbox: 4/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
Rashka the Bastard: 5 (Fallout Gravel Pit: 5)
We're finally ready for the great, green pulse of brilliance that is the Plasma League final!
The Empress of Yokuda VS Evangeline Winfield
The Salem Witch takes on her toughest target yet as she faces the beautiful but deadly Empress of Yokuda!
Let's see who is left standing!
Empress of Yokuda: 4 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Evangeline Winfield: 6 (Tes Sandbox: 1/Fallout Gravel Pit: 5)
Here we are children! The toxic Rad League is finally coming to a close and boy will it be a worthy battle!
Wilkes Walker VS Arik V Morgan
Two Leaders, one championship slot. Out of the wounded Warrior and the Exiled Prince, which one will live to take it?
Wilkes Walker: 6 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 4)
Arik V Morgan: 4 (Tes Sandbox: 4)
Here it is kiddies! It's finally here The Eye of the storm! The final between two of our world's greatest gladiators! Who will triumph, out of the Lone Wanderer and the Lone Warrior? Stop asking me, you dolt and pick one!
Chris Antrim VS Graicus
Who will triumph, out of the Lone Wanderer and the Lone Warrior? Stop asking me, you dolt and pick one!
Chris Antrim: 4 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Graicus: 8 (Tes Sandbox: 5/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
If the bullets and blades don't kill you, then the diabetes will! This is the Nuka League folks!
Rhesa Daekar VS Shrike
Our two leading ladies have fought tooth and nail to get here but only one can go through to the next round!
Rhesa Daekar: 4 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Shrike: 9 (Tes Sandbox: 6/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
This is going to be one hell of an elemental finale! Meridia Champion vs a scientific abomination! Go, my combatants! Make arena history!
Shanks Wain VS Alvoran Hjelarchen
Shanks Wain: 11 (Tes Sandbox: 5/Fallout Gravel Pit: 6)
Alvoran Hjelarchen: 9 (Tes Sandbox: 5/Fallout Gravel Pit: 4)
This crazy elemental drama is reaching its peak as our four best finally go head to head. However, we do not need four, we only need one!
Cassander Auld VS Hongji Liao
The King of Daggerfall is going up against the kingslayer... well he would've slayed Caesar, had he got the chance. I'm sure he would've.
Cassander Auld: 5 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
Hongji Liao: 1 (Tes Sandbox: 1)
Rashka the Bastard VS Russel 'The Boss' Washington
A young sex pest, versus a grumpy old man. What a wonderful duo these two would make!
Unfortunately, I will be pitting them against eachother for the good of the arena. So get to thumping eachother you codgers!
Rashka the Bastard: 8 (Tes Sandbox: 5/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
Russel 'The Bo…
Here it is folks, the final bout of harsh winter! Let's hope they give here as good as before!
Valkyrie Ghost-Wolf VS Kazrris
Here we are ladies and gents! The agent and the Tribal are finally toe to toe! Who's animal spirit is stronger?
Valkyrie Ghost-Wolf: 5 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
Kazrris: 4 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Here it is folks, the unstable element known as higher stakes combat! Let's meet our nearly winners!
The Empress of Yokuda VS Sander Lafayette
It would seem that our demon hunter has made it to the next round but how can he handle this demon in the sack?
The Empress of Yokuda: 8 (Tes Sandbox: 4/Fallout Gravel Pit: 4)
Sander Lafayette: 1 (Tes Sandbox: 1)
Abello the Jovial VS Evangeline Winfield
After beating a steel titan, you'd think that Evangeline Winfield is unbeatable! But I dare not underestimate our jolly knight of mirth. Let's hope that there is a winner left to laugh with.
Abello the Jovial: 2 (Tes Sandbox: 1/Fallout Gravel Pit: 1)
Evangeline Winfield: 5 (Tes Sandbox: 3/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Tick Tick Tickety children! It's round 2 of the Rad League!
Thomas Hamilton VS Arik V Morgan
After making short work of their previous opponents, these two titan leaders are going head to head. Let us see how they handle eachother!
Thomas Hamilton: 3 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 1)
Arik V Morgan: 5 (Tes Sandbox: 3/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Wilkes Walker VS Skorm Snow-Strider
Next we have the limp cowboy, going up against the tubby house carl. What a glorious contest this one promises to be!
Wilkes Walker: 4 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2/Coin Flip 1)
Skorm Snow-Strider: 4 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
This fight was decided via coin toss in favour of Wilkes Walker!
Here it is children!
Which of our two delicate man-babies will walk away the king of fire?
Or queen... if Willy wins.
Well, there's only one way to find out, get voting!
Kyris VS William Van De Poorter
Who do you vote for your fire league champion?
Kyris: 4 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
William Van De Poorter: 5 (Tes Sandbox: 3/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Well, our first Air League round was uplifting but now it's time for... urgh, screw these goddamn wind puns, just... fight already!
Chris Antrim VS Jason Volta
The Lone Wanderer is a force to be reckoned with, when it comes to Mundus' warriors but how can he handle someone from back home?
Let's find out as he faces it off with Jason Volta!
Chris Antrim: 8 (Tes Sandbox: 5/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
Jason Volta: 2 (Tes Sandbox: 2)
Varun Motriel VS Graicus
After defeating a literal man of steel... or whatever that Trans-robot-man was made out of, how will he fair against a man of muscle?
Probably a bit easier, still, something tells me that Graicus will prove a much greater challenge.
Varun Motriel: 5 (Tes Sandbox: 3/Fallout Gra…
What a magnificent zip crackle, that last round was! Time for the next step towards finding our lightning champion!
Shanks Wain VS Timothy Ashford
What a great opening battle this'll be! The battle of Mercs! Which of these gun-whores will will out over the other? Is Shank's Bark worse than his Bite? Will he knock the plastic smock clean off of Tim's face? Should I fire my joke writer?
We'll find out the answer to all of those questions, right here, right now!
Except that last one, that's a definite yes.
Shanks Wain: 10 (Tes Sandbox: 6/Fallout Gravel Pit: 4)
Timothy Ashford: 6 (Tes Sandbox: 4/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Alvoran Hjelarchen VS Harriot Walker
In our second round, we have the young and noble Alvoran, facing off with the …
Welcome to round 2 of our chilly championships!
Eryna VS Valkyrie Ghost-Wolf
After their gripping battle in round 1, our dragon queen and our wolf queen are going head to head!
Eryna: 9 (Tes sandbox: 6/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
Valkyrie Ghost-Wolf: 11 (Tes Sandbox: 7/Fallout Gravel Pit: 4)
Marrinthus Thiel VS Kazrris
Next up we have the battle of the messes! I guess, depending on their incarnations.
Anyway, two trained combatants, one prize. FIGHT!
Marrinthus Thiel: 8 (Tes Sandbox: 5/Fallout Gravel Pit: 3)
Kazrris: 11 (Tes Sandbox: 8/Fallout Gravel Pit:3)
Polls are closed! Get ready for the final!
After an intense battle between eight beloved contestants, we have now narrowed it down to four!
Kyris VS Quen
After two magnificent victories, it is time for these two harlots to come head to head!
Harlot or slut? It's your call!
Kyris: 7 (Tes Sandbox: 5/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Quen: 2 (Tes Sandbox: 1/Fallout Gravel Pit: 1)
William van de Poorter VS Duncan Our next fight is between a useless old amnesiac, with the mind of a child and a run of the litter swine!
What a gripping fight this shall be!
William van de Poorter: 5 (Tes Sandbox: 3/Fallout Gravel Pit: 2)
Duncan: 3 (Tes Sandbox: 2/Fallout Gravel Pit: 1)
Polls are closed, it's a bad day to be Psychomantis108. :
We present to you our final league, the sweet nuka league!
Like the soft drink, nuka cola, it is delicious and it'll do some weird stuff to your piss.
Rhesa Daekar VS Acolyte Callonia
An underelf noblewoman from the Topal City, who later went on to rule over Hammerfell. It would seem that her tongue was sharper than her blade but given her family's propensity for adventuring, I'm sure it'll come back to her.
Her opponent is Acoyte Callonia, a Mythic Dawn agent, who previously operated from within House Redoran. Her last attempt at ending a life was on Master Hlormaren Redoran and she managed to bugger that up, hopefully Rhesa, a barely armed, hardly trained noble woman will prove a little easier.
Which of these two ladies will advance to…
In this league, the contestants are a rare kind of tough.
Only one of them will be good enough to be the Ultracite Champion!
Relia Anre VSCassander Auld
Staying on the home team, with round 1, we have Relia Anre, a mysterious Necromancer, who likes to haunt Whiterun. She is the leader of the dodgy Embershard Brigade, a group of bandits, who rob other bandits.
She does have a creepy obsession with the dead, though I guess there's a downside to everything. She is very skilled with necromancy (shocking, I know) and lightning attacks!
Her opponent is Cassander Auld, the Breton King of Daggerfall. Oooh, royalty in the arena? How old hat...
He was taught how to be a knight in every way, being both proficient in combat and in manners. He …
Welcome, all you Plasma Spazzes! Time for some white hot liquid death!
The Empress of Yokuda VS Rhaegar Qhaedus
A powerful Empress, who ruled over Yokuda, right to the end, when it was finally destroyed in 1E 792. A rebel Queen, who overthrew the last tyranical Emperor. She had to compromise and marry the wretched bastard but at least had the sense to murder him afterward. This fiesty young gal was so impressive that the Godess Leki adopted her as a daughter.
She is well versed in the Way of the Sword and fights just as well on her own as she does in a unit. She is clever, skilled and smokin' hot. One of my favourite combinations out there.
Her opponent is Rhaegar Qhaedus, the known owner of half of the slaves in Lucism and has been re-…
Feel your skin prickling? The churning in your stomach? Your heart beating out of control? That's hopefully excitement and not radiation.
It is I, my dear children, the Arena Announcer!
I have come to watchover some of this world's and the my home world's best champions!
So, let us get to it!
Thomas Hamilton VS Lilith Le'Vire
Our first contestant is Thomas Hamilton, a mass murdering, child killing, slaver from the Capital Wasteland. He has spent quite a bit of his time in New York, where he encountered Morgan Jones, another one of our competitors! He has since joined Shrike, who will hopefully rid him of his greatest rival, Denis Callaghan, once and for all!
He will be facing off against lovely Lilith Le'Vire. Half Breton, half Bosmer and…
Will these combatants blow us away or dissappear, like a fart on the breeze? That's what the Air League is for, deer audience!
Let us meet our lineup!
Chris Antrim VS Tiberius Lux
Our first contestant is Chris Antrim, the 'esteemed' Lone Wanderer! Formerly a Paladin of the 'Brotherhood of Steel' as well as a Mayor of that 'Megaton' place. Chris is quite an accomplished young man!
Born to two whack-job scientist types, who tried to keep him safe, Chris brilliantly threw all of that to the wind and ran out, into the dying world outside his front door! He has since saved Megaton from a fiery death, inflicted a lot of harm on himself to get some crap book published and has even defeated little green men from other worlds!
Man, this guy has one…
Thunder and lightning, very very frightening but nowhere near as frightening as The Golden Ash Yam Tournament Lightning League!
Eduardo Comodin VSTimothy Ashford
Our first round is between two outworld warriors! The first is a Courier by the name of Eduardo Comodin, who used to deliver packages before one got him shot in the head.
Oof. I hope the guy who hired him got his money back for the failed delivery.
Eduardo is a war veteran, who fought to expand the esteemed 'En Sea Arr' empire, all the way out to some desert settlement. Let us hope that he is a better fighter, than he is a lover as he will be going up against another trained combatant!
Timothy Ashford is a mercenary for the Cause, who lost his family to 'Raiders.' I guess they'r…
Hello, you snowman with two carrots, it is I, Pritchard!
It is high time that we begin the Ice League! Hopefully finding our chilly champion for this year! Can they hope to stand shoulder to shoulder with previous champions? Well, they better or else.
Thomas Reathe VS Eryna
Ah, starting with a clash of worlds, that is what I'm talking about!
Our first combatant is unfortunate enough to be from the City of Megaton. This guy is so good at killing, he managed to kill his own mother a few minutes after being born. What a champ, we have here! He has since gone up north, to 'Can-aida' to freeze to death. The land is like Skyrim but as big as Tamriel in size. Hopefully, whilst spending his many years surviving in desert and frozen wastelands, …
Welcome Pions! It is I, Pritchard! Overlord of the Sandbox Arena!
Yes, I am aware that I don't seem to be doing much announcing these days, at least not since the third Golden Ashyam Tourney but that's because actual Tourniments are dead! It seems almost coincidental that the thing that makes me the most money and requires the least amount of work, which is sitting back on my lorrels and counting my gold, whilst treating my staff poorly and putting out poorly made products is what people really want these days and I just provide.
Now, it's time for the Fire League! I hope you aren't too attatched to your eyebrows!
Helvian Traven VS Kyris
Helvian Traven is no stranger to the arena, a Night Owl, who squats in ruined manor houses, to avoid pay…
It's here people! The Crossover event of a lifetime! Here we have champions from two wikis, coming to clash to decide the most important thing of all. Who should run the arena, out of me and Pritchard.
Obviously it's me but Pritchard still controls it. Hopefully my champions will regain it for me! Or they'd better.
Anyway, here is our fantastic lineup for the next few weeks!
Helvian Traven VS Kyris
Yen Gatharian VS Quen
Olren VS William Van De Poorter
James Ito VS Duncan
Thomas Reathe VS Eryna
Alicia Windsor VS Valkyrie Ghost-Wolf
Six VS Kazrris
Marrinthus Thiel VS Raqorith Wolenlejr
Eduardo Comodin VS Timothy Ashford
Shanks Wain VS Connor Marcus
Alvoran Hjelarchen VS Daeron Qhaedus
Felix Dressler VS Harriot Walker
In this dark, uncertain and cynical world, Pritchard the Prick rules over the Sandbox Arena, with an iron fist! However, he shall do so no longer! For I, the beloved Arena Announcer have returned!
I have not come alone, however, for I have brought powerful warriors and champions from another dimention! A dimention where everything looks vaguely similar but has a much varied colour pallet. Yes, I return from a universe, in which knights wear suits of 'power armour' and use 'super sledge hammers.'
I return from the world of 'pipboys' and 'Abraxo cleaner!'
While blood sport is blood sport, things are going to be a wee bit different this time around. So pay attention and wise up!
- This year, the tournament will be on an 'opt out' basis for the 20 t…
"A'right Rick, I've had just about enough of yer shite!
Y'know, just cause you grew up in yet fascist clubhouse, with your fancy arse education and yet shitehawk uniforms, don't mean you can talk down to me, like I'm common muck!
Yer feckin' hoigh and moighty attitude didn't save yer from the Brotherhood of Steel and it sure as fuck won't get yer anythin' here!
If you were a good man, the kind of man who wouldn't have to think about who's hand is on his wee dick, whilst masturbatin', recoilin' in horror, ye might've died, fightin' with yer black cap friends butche didn't! Yer ran away and put a baby in me girl! Ye didn't have the courtesy to fire blanks, because yer nothin' more than a craven, pile of shoite!"
Jerry left a vacuum in the room, …
This does not reflect canon in anyway and obviously I'm just doing my best to represent other people's characters. This is only in good humor, please enjoy it instead of hating me.
“We have a new member in the group today!” Deaphanie said, as patient and calm as always. “Let’s all say hello to Daniel.”
“Hi, Daniel.” The group said in monotone chorus.
The ancient, desiccated lump of flesh that lacked any working limbs sagged in its seat. Dead, yellow eyes stared off into nothingness.
“Uh, the fuck’s wrong with him?” Casamir demanded.
“Daniel’s existence was difficult. He was brilliant man, but misguided in his desires. He attempted to escape me but, as with all things, was unable to.” Deaphanie explained.
Casamir looked at Daniel with a mix of i…
The state of the Fallout world in the Tales of the Wastes canon by the year 2290.
In 2290, the hitwoman Shrike attacked New Vegas, killing Doc Mitchell, Dean Domino, Sarah Weintraub, Raul Tejada, Arcade Gannon, the Nightkin Lily, and Rose of Sharon Cassidy.
- 1 Characters
- 1.1 Miller's Coalition
- 1.2 Shrike
- 2 The World State
- 2.1 Capital Wasteland
- 2.2 Commonwealth
- 2.3 Mojave Wasteland
- 2.4 The Empire Wasteland
- 2.5 The Royal Wasteland
- 2.6 Dog City
- 2.7 The New California
- 2.7.1 Settlements
- 2.7.2 Factions Notes
Josey Wales, Craig Boone, Tanner Collins, and Cable have already been recruited by Miller's Coalition, which the group of capable individuals Miller has decided to put together in hopes of stopping Shrike. In addition, many of those joining the coalition are on …
This is a different kind of thing, than I usually do. It's Hamilton's account of life in the Vault and what made him decide to leave as if written by him as a memoir entry and explores some of his mindset before he became who he is today.
Tennessee Williams once said: "We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it."
Growing up in a vault, I didn't really get that. Reading those old plays on the Vault terminals. It was a different time, different world. Though it became so relatable to me.
Now I understand perfectly. Now I see how I was slowly succumbing to the debilitating isolation. The dim lights fogging my m…
The Neo-Satanists are a group of pacifistic believers, mainly active around Old Nowhere and Faith Down and form one of the most influential groups in the former. They believe that Heaven and God were destroyed in the fires of the atomic explosions and that now, Satan has taken it upon himself to guide and shepherd mankind.
Once human settlers began to claim Old Nowhere, the remains of the religion of the Old World gathered together, some in new, some in old forms. Many of them faced rejection however, unable to explain the concept of a benevolent god in the face of the total annihilation of earth as it had been.
In this turbulent time, where many new schools of thought emerged, among others the infamous Children of ATOM or the Church of Rad-…
Hi there! I'm Steve, the resident New Canaanite. These are some ideas I wanted to run by everyone and see if anyone wanted to write a story with me.
- 1 Centennia
- 2 New Canaan's Hope
- 3 Lucky Hour
- 4 Doot Doot
Something of a cruel joke by Vault-Tec, this fully built and equipped Vault never admitted any residents into its program. Mister Handy units equipped with Handyman utility packages kept everything tidy and running as a skeleton crew while the security systems and RobCo’s Eyebot Documentary Narrative Assistance (EDNA) units recorded and transmitted footage of the Wasteland back to the Vault mainframe.
The Vault's true purpose would not be realized until survivors would arrive, and would prove to be a much more benevolent Vault. Primarily, Vault-Te…
When the gangs of Diamond City couldn’t hide the fact that Mr. Rowe had been mysteriously missing for over two weeks, there was bound to be some internal struggle among them for power. The city watch saw little reason to care. If some gangsters decided to kill each other off they would have no complaints about it. Less criminal activity for them to handle. In fact, they drank a secret toast to the loss of the mob boss.
Though there was sure to be some suspicion, none of them could put two and two together to figure out that Mr. Rowe had vanished on the very same day as the Barghest had returned to the city for reasons unknown. Shanks had never really liked the moniker he had been given, but it had stuck on him like a tick i…
Elijah felt dizzy, as he layed in the bed. He was trying to remember how he got there. It seemed just seconds ago, he had been in one of the research labs at Sanctuary, talking to Curie. He was now lying in a bed, as his vision was drifting in and out of focus.
His eyes finally adjusted to the sudden change in environment, and he recognised the location: his bedroom, in Sanctuary. Only it wasn't as it normally was. In fact, it was identical to what it had been back in 2077; 200 years before the Great War, and before Elijah had been frozen in Vault 111, while Nora was murdered and Shaun kidnapped.
"What the fuck?" He muttered, sitting up in his bed.
"Oh, you're awake too?" A soothing voice said from next to him.
"If I'm in this bed," Elijah th…
On the Prowl
It was evening by the time they reached the outskirts of the building complex. Some old processing plant from before the war. Through the blown-out windows they could tell, from the faint flickering shimmer that danced on the concrete walls, that someone had most likely set up a small makeshift campfire on the second story.
Griggs motioned for his four companions to halt. They had been tailing this bastard for almost two days now, but had never gotten the opportunity to get the jump on him. It was almost as if he never slept, and God knew they needed it. But now it seemed as if he had finally decided to call it a night. This was their moment. Just in and out. Take him out cold when he was sleeping, and then they could al…
Two men on horseback rode into the settlement of Stateline. They were alike in some ways, but different in many others.
The first of them was also the older of the two. He was tall, muscled, with unkempt dark brown hair. He had intense, serious features—attractive, but also nuanced in appearance, as if he was angry or dangerous in some way. His eyes were a bright emerald and calm, as if nothing could surprise him. A gauss rifle hung over one shoulder. He wore a heavy coat, the inner right side of which bulged, swollen with the shape of a pistol.
The second man was younger, shorter, and wiry in build. He had long black hair, almost reaching down past his neck. He was youthful looking, with gaunt features, and hazy eyes. Someone who was fresh-…
May 13th, 2285
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Rick’s chopper landed just on the outskirts of town, kicking up some dirt and grass that had been undisturbed for many years. As he had looked out the window during the ride here, Rick chuckled over Wyoming’s unharmed state. No one cared enough to nuke it, yet no one was still here.
He took a step out, followed by his robotic entourage. In truth, Rick was starting to become just a little tired of his new band of troops. They were loyal and took orders well, sure, but he couldn’t joke with them or have an honest conversation with them. There was just pre-programming and orders in their head.
It was nice and all, but… He did like having something to talk to.
“What are your orders, Sergeant Deere?” One o…
May 5th, 2285
Providence, Rhode Island
The town of New Reho, formed out of the remains of what was once Rehoboth, was a town that no one cared to mess with. It offered no resources for raider gangs to be tempted, no strategic position for the Brotherhood to take advantage of. It’s only job was to exist.
So for a few members of the settlement, it was quite a shock when a small army of robots, accompanied by some man in a suit, demanding to know the whereabouts of one Victor Dupont.
To others, it wasn’t a surprise. The mysterious man had shown up in New Reho about 3 weeks ago, and hadn’t stirred up much trouble. But now that there were armies turning up on their doorstep, the mayor, gazing down at the picture of Mr. Dupont, had decided qu…
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Shrike stood in the Penthouse of the Lucky 38. Corpses and machine parts lay at her feet, scattered throughout the room.
Randall joined her, coming from the elevator.
“Is it everything you thought?” Randall asked, perching on the conference table, careful to avoid the blood splatter.
“Josey escaped.” Shrike said. She was covered from head to toe in blood, some of it hers, most not. “Somehow.”
“Does it matter? You fucked his shit up. He ain’t coming back to this place.”
“I need to kill him.” Shrike said. “I have to.” Knowing he was alive… it was like there was something moving beneath her skin. Slithering. An oily, slimy feeling she couldn’t shake. It felt un…
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Outside, the sun had set and Randall attacked the ghoul on the Penthouse floor of the Lucky 38.
The ghoul went for his pistol but Randall was quick, leaping for the old ghoul and kicking him in the center of his chest. Up here on the second level of the Penthouse, a railing was behind the ghoul and he went over it. Randall dashed down the stairs, towards the center console, as the Securitrons in the room came alive, eager to kill the intruder.
He pulled out the device Shrike had given him—a circular disk with pronged feet on one side—and slapped onto the side of the console. The disk immediately began to spin and, as it did so, the Securitrons stopped, t…
Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Epilogue
The Divide was not a place many went willing. But it was there Josey Wales found himself. He stood on the over cliffs edge, looking down at the shatter landscape below him. Radiation storms crackled in the distance.
Another man sat on the edge. The man was large, tall and muscled, with dark, weathered skin, his black hair done back in braids. A breathing mask obscured half his aged face. He sat at a campsite on one of the cliff’s outcroppings. Josey joined him at the fire.
“Courier.” The man greeted him.
“Ulysses.” Josey replied in turn.
“Full circle, walked your road, now back again.” Ulysses remarked. He looked off the cliff’s edge. “Something else in yo…