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|The New Order|
|Group type:||Militaristic White Supremacist Organization|
|Motto:||Break The System|
|Goals:||The establishment of a white homeland from which non-whites would be barred and Jews eliminated|
|Enemies:||Atlas' Guard, Sons of Liberty, Seattle, Oregon tribals, raiders, Degenerates|
- "After the defeat of the Great One, the first step in the Jew's plan for world domination was to subvert the governments of the world's dominant superpowers. First came the Soviets, then the Chicoms. The Jew wanted to take America as well, but we would not let them. So, nuclear fire rained down on us. Remember, what the Jew cannot possess, he destroys."
- ―New Order footsoldier teaches youngsters "history"
Formed before the Great War, the New Order was a militant white supremacist organization that masqueraded as libertarians to gain legitimacy. This led to them arriving in Martha's Gulch and subsequently being forced out many years later. Losing their base of operations and much of their motivation, the New Order later fragmented and ceased to exist.
Birth of Evil
- "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
- ―Early pledge used by the New Order
Founded in 2058, the New Order originated from members of a prison gang, the Aryan Nation, who had gotten out only to want to continue their fight for white supremacy on the outside, albeit in more subtle ways. So, instead declaring themselves a white supremacist organization, the New Order decided to designate themselves as a libertarian militia with a very particular membership, focused on "Breaking the System". They also tried to give themselves some sort of identity by adopting Germanic names and learning German as a second language.
The New Order managed to maintain an air of respectability for the next twenty years, creating a newsletter and campaigning against the welfare state and strengthening of federal powers. As the Sino-American War wore on and veterans returned home, quite a few white veterans joined on the West Coast joined the New Order to, in their mind, hold back "the Fifth Column of Asia brewing in California" or the large Asian minority in the Southwest Commonwealth. Hatred for Jews, Blacks, and Hispanics were reasons for others to join.
In the 2070's, the New Order's numbers grew in number as the war wore on. They were considered by Martha Lore in relation to her project but due to the rumors of their white supremacist nature, they were initially rejected. In January of 2077, as the Battle of Anchorage drew to a close, the New Order's leadership feared a nuclear exchange might occur. They subsequently called all active members to join them in the backwoods of Idaho to try to wait the exchange out.
In the early months of 2077, the New Order's leadership was surprised to find no such exchange occurred and was even more pleasantly surprised by a message from Martha Lore giving them a second chance to come to Martha's Gulch. The New Order accepted Martha's offer and moved to Martha's Gulch.
In Martha's Gulch, the New Order continued preparing for what they saw as the inevitable nuclear exchange. This mostly involved training and hoarding supplies. The most important of these supplies were numerous suits of riot gear illegally bought from a black market army supplies dealer. Also, food and ammunition were brought to Martha's Gulch.
On October 23, 2077, the bombs fell as the New Order had predicted for so long. They, along with other groups, filed down into the fallout shelter of Martha's Gulch.
Fire and Ashes
- "To create the sword of white homeland, we must first drag ourselves through the forge of the atomic bomb."
- ―Commander Joseph Manx giving encouraging words to his soldiers
Being cooped up underground exacerbated the groups' conflicts with one another, even as black rain and fallout fell outside. Eventually, due to their bigotry and conflicts with the other groups, the New Order was forced to leave the fallout shelter and emerge topside.
The New Order took this early emergence as a blessing and a curse. After emerging from their fallout shelter, the New Order took up residence in their designated camp in Martha's Gulch and sent scouts into the newly created wasteland to assess the situation. They found blasted craters, roving packs of vicious mutants, dead cities, and desperate refugees seeking safety from this new hell. At the same time in Martha's Gulch, some in the New Order were attempting to breed mutant animals or grow mushrooms to make a stable food supply.
With their superior arms and armor, the New Order saw themselves as the saviors of these refugees, some of them at least. New Order footsoldiers went south soon after the return of their scouts, intent on rescuing white refugees and turning back all others. This caused much violence but due to their lack of organized opposition, the New Order operated with impunity.
That is until they discovered the reason refugees were coming north: a U.S Army safe zone in Seattle promising safety and stability to all. The New Order's leadership considered this and hammered out a plan to deal with the remnants. They first sent out footsoldiers to scout out Seattle, which they had assumed was uninhabitable due to radiation. It was not.
Instead of attacking like they had first intended to do, the New Order decided to send emissaries to meet with the U.S. Army remnants. The remnants, led by one Corporal Edgar Brent, were surprised to find another (seemingly) civilized, well-equipped group from the wasteland. After some talks, the remnants readily accepted the New Order's offer to help protect Seattle, even though much of Seattle was in Chinatown.
This played right into the New Order's hands as they set up checkpoints to the south and east of Seattle. They provided security for the U.S. Army remnants in Seattle while limiting "certain" groups from getting to the city. This only caused more problems but in the short term, it pleased the New Order and was unknown to the U.S. Army remnants.
For most of 2078, this arrangement between Seattle and the New Order continued. Many raiders and mutants were repelled from attacking Seattle for the moment. At the same time, several New Order scouts took up residence in West Seattle to keep tabs on the U.S. Army remnants. Meanwhile, the members of the New Order at Martha's Gulch tried to scratch out an existence. The Order also found that radiation in the air was causing mutations among several of their members, who they quickly killed to try to stem the mutation.
In mid-2078, New Order scouts sighted a Chinese cargo ship entering Puget Sound and reported this to the U.S. Army remnants. The New Order feared a possible invasion but nothing came of it. Around the same time, tensions began to rise between the U.S. Army remnants and the New Order due to a shrinking food supply, rumors from refugees, and recognition of the imagery the New Order used. Their leaders Joseph Manx and Edgar Brent however stayed friendly with on another and often talked to try to work things out.
The New Order's arrangement came to an end in 2079 with the arrival of Skull-Taker. The New Order footsoldiers at the checkpoints south of Seattle were caught unaware by the band of cannibals, and the few that managed to flee warned the others of the approaching threat. Manx and the other higher-ups in the New Order considered whether they wanted to stay and fight or get out while they still could. Manx was forced by the others to agree to leave and soon after their deliberations, the New Order slipped out of Seattle without warning, leaving Colonel Brent, his men, and the refugees to the hands of Skull-Taker.
Returning to Martha's Gulch, the New Order took up residence in their assigned camp and survived, waiting for the wretches in the fallout shelter underground to emerge. They initially tried to contact the other groups still underground but were unsuccessful. Food was hard to come by, but they got by.
Also, as the year wore on, many in the New Order discovered that they had non-ghoul mutations like skin discoloration and extra toes. Tired of having to purge ghoulified footsoldiers and not willing to do it again to stem such small mutations, the New Order chose to ignore the problem, scratching out a living in Martha's Gulch.
In the summer of 2079, Martha Lore and the other groups finally came topside and were met by the haggard survivors of the New Order.
Almost at the same time of emergence at Martha's Gulch, some drunken New Order scouts in Seattle were greeted by an odd sight when they came to Capitol Hill: a rendition of the play Othello being performed by actors in blackface (no doubt for ironic reasons). Drunken and confused, the two footsoldiers opened fire. None of the shots hit any of the performers, but they did not hesitate to return fire. Only one of the footsoldiers made it back to his base alive. This exchange began a long-lasting conflict between the New Order and the Geigers that would last into the twenty-third century.
Commander Joseph Manx greeted Martha and the other emerging groups with hospitality, but many in the New Order still resented the others groups for evicting them and being (somewhat) racially diverse. After the initial emergence aboveground, the New Order minimized contact with the other groups out of fear. They kept on eking out an existence.
As the end of twenty-first century approached, the New Order began to send more scouts back into Seattle. Also, as time went on, the true extent of the damage wrought on the New Order by radiation became apparent. Infertility was common among the group and even if footsoldiers bore children, they quite often came out mutated or dead. Something had to be done. In 2080, after a surprisingly unrelated investigation, Martha Lore decreed that all mutants or mutations within Martha's Gulch had be "cleansed". The New Order made a show of killing off some of its more irradiated or mutated members but hid others, knowing if the New Order killed all the mutants in the group they would not be able to sustain themselves. This show was good enough for Martha, who was happy enough to not just see them leave like the Watchmen did soon afterwards. The New Order were already a problem enough due to their racism and bigotry towards the other groups, and she did not want to oppose them on another issue.
Meanwhile, in Seattle, the New Order was rapidly making more enemies. The New Order's unofficial "shoot other races on sight" policy, though successful at first, was now biting them in the ass as those people were part of influential raider gangs, scavenger groups, and new settlements. By 2089, the New Order was at war with most of the factions in Seattle. Nonetheless, due to their superior armor and firepower, the New Order managed to carve out safe-houses and territories in West Seattle that they hold for a long time. There, they had no real rivals. Their primary enemy would only emerge united at a later date.
In 2091, Joseph Manx had grown decrepit, and a new commander of the New Order had to be picked. After some deliberation, a scout by the name of Phineas Hunt was hand-picked by Manx to be his successor. Around the same time, a scout by the name of Frank Parmenter returned to Martha's Gulch secretly to present a "fertility plan" to his superiors. Parmenter was a known degenerate, but since his superiors could not deny that they had problem producing viable children so they listened to his plan, expecting a request to allow polygamy. Instead, they got a detailed design to create essentially a breeding pen to pump out more soldiers. Manx, although disdainful of Parmenter's character, saw the merit of the idea and gave Parmenter the go ahead and supplies necessary to execute his plan. Soon after, Manx died in his sleep.
Closing the Fist
- "Turn on the Wagner!"
- ―New Order footsoldier before going into battle in downtown Seattle
Commander Hunt took power soon after in 2092 and shook things up. Mobilizing the New Order's idle footsoldiers in Martha's Gulch, Hunt moved many of them into West Seattle to help the scouts there, scavenge, and make a show of force for groups in the area. This move cost many raider and mutant lives, with much of West Seattle falling to New Order hands. Also, the New Order's heavy presence in the area helped facilitate Parmenter's breeding project and "secure the future of white children".
Paramenter's sick idea soon bore fruit, and babies were brought back to Martha's Gulch, with no questions asked by the other groups. In the next half-century under Hunt's leadership, the New Order earned a reputation as sharpshooters and merciless killers in Seattle, especially towards the near defenseless residents of the newly rebuilt Chinatown. The New Order wanted Seattle for their own hopefully some day, and the Chinese would not be part of their vision of a pure Northwest. They even tried to blow up their ship The Tongmeng in 2128. The war between these two forces had just begun. Otherwise, the New Order held their territory in West Seattle against raider intrusions while preying upon the occasional drifter, mutant, or Geiger. The King County Airport Massacre of 2121, where several New Order footsoldiers wiped out nearly one hundred raiders, was seen as the high point for the New Order during Hunt's time as commander. In Martha's Gulch, Commander Hunt kept his men in high spirits with beautiful classical music, some even written by him.
During Hunt's time as commander, the New Order's many secrets (white supremacist agenda, mutation, sexual slavery) were skillfully kept under wraps from the other groups in Martha's Gulch due to their disinterest in the outside and the New Order's then tight hold on traffic coming near the compound. Hunt's homosexuality was also kept under wraps, though more for internal reasons than for relation with the other groups.
2131 was an especially important year for the New Order. First, early in the year, Martha Lore finally passed away, leaving no mediating voice between the remaining groups in Martha's Gulch. The groups had already begun to drift apart. Phineas Hunt, one of the most beloved commanders in New Order history, also died of old age later that year with no clear successor.
While the New Order deliberating over a new commander in Martha's Gulch, a lone wanderer walked into West Seattle, a young man wearing a blue bodysuit and an odd machine on his arm. Since the he was white, the bored New Order footsoldier on guard duty gave the wanderer a choice: turn back or be shot. The wanderer did not answer the footsoldier and simply shot him in the face.
After the first shot, the wanderer proceeded to try to eliminate the entire New Order presence in West Seattle. The New Order footsoldiers in West Seattle were forced to fight for their lives, with many ending up shot in the streets by the wanderer. Finally, after many deaths the footsoldiers managed to bring the wanderer down.
Heading of this strange and tragic event, many high ranking members of the New Order came from Martha's Gulch to West Seattle to further investigate the fiasco. Footsoldiers there picked through the wanderer's corpse, stripping him of his arm machine and his other equipment. The thing on his arm was found to be a Pip-Boy 2000 and was stripped for its internal components. The holotapes found in the wanderer's bag were much more interesting though. Through recordings in the holotapes, the New Order footsoldiers in West Seattle discovered the existence of a vault to the northeast near the center of old Seattle.
Later that year (in 2131), the New Order sent an expedition into the city center to find the vault, hoping to find some good loot or breeding stock. Going through the city, they fought raiders, mutants, and ghoulified U.S. Army remnants near Cambell Armory, making new enemies along the way. Only four footsoldiers made it to their destination and were frustrated to find a closed vault. Cutting their way back through Seattle, the haggard expedition made it back to West Seattle and reported in to their superiors. In later years, the expedition was mostly forgotten by the New Order except for the vault but the ghoulified U.S. Army remnants never forgot the New Order's perceived betrayal, even years after Skull-Taker had ravaged Seattle.
- "Hahaha, it's a pity. You were so close too."
- ―Commander Harvey Spenced gloating before executing a nosy Pantheon Radio reporter
The later 2130's were relatively quiet as Martha's Gulch remained peaceful and the New Order held their positions in West Seattle. A new commander, Carl Bauer, was selected in 2132. Everything seemed calm. That is until the murder spree began in 2139. In Martha's Gulch within the New Order itself, four footsoldiers fell dead from unknown causes. After further investigation, the higher-ups in the New Order found traces of poison in the dead footsoldiers and concluded foul play was involved. This attracted the attention of the Sons of Liberty and Atlas' Guard and soon enough the New Order allowed them to join in on the investigation. The groups had difficulty working together, and the New Order was uneasy working with other, but after three more deaths, the murderer was apprehended and shot. This briefly seemed to bring together the three groups, but alas, it was only brief.
Pantheon Radio emerged as a new player in Martha's Gulch in 2143 and became the New Order's most relentless enemy. Created to make use of the radio station in Martha's Gulch and act as a news source, Pantheon Radio butted heads with the New Order soon after its founding over wanting to send its reporters out into the wasteland. Knowing their actions in Seattle and elsewhere would condemn them in the eyes of the other groups in Martha's Gulch, the New Order set out to obstruct Pantheon Radio in every way possible in their mission, "To Bring the Truth to All". This started with the sabotage of a reporter's radio equipment in 2144 but culminated in several deaths over the years, twelve for Pantheon Radio and five for the New Order. For the next seventy years, the New Order and Pantheon Radio played a game of cat and mouse, with Pantheon Radio knowing most of the New Order's horrific actions but not being able to prove them to the other isolationist groups in Martha's Gulch. They mostly just wanted to farm and be left alone, and that was exactly what happened.
In the 2140's and 2150's, Chinatown finally began to organize against the New Order and its other various enemies. The first Chinatown militias were formally established to fight the New Order specifically, using a mix of volunteers and mercenaries. In 2148, the New Order managed to best the first Chinatown militias in battle but soon began to feel the brunt of repeated battles. The militias were able to overwhelm the New Order's footsoldiers and by 2153, the New Order stopped facing the Chinatown militias in pitched battles and primarily began to use snipers and booby traps against them while focusing elsewhere.
The New Order managed to achieve a major battlefield victory in 2156 when in they killed Perez, the leader of the King County Airport raiders, and all of his bodyguards near the ruins of South Seattle College. This left the raiders at the airport in turmoil and gave the New Order significant breathing room. However, the pressure was back on in 2157 as several Chinatown residents tried to collaborate with Pantheon Radio to being down the New Order. Luckily for the New Order, this effort was quashed swiftly and efficiently.
As Chinatown tried to distance themselves from conflict and most of Seattle's raiders fought among themselves, the 2160's were rather peaceful for the New Order (and the Geigers as well). The only notable events in that decade for the New Order were more scrapes with ghouls, more close calls with Pantheon Radio, and more sightings of vault dwellers, though none attacked West Seattle or the New Order.
In the next couple decades, the conflict in Seattle between the New Order and its enemies slowly escalated.
- "Run you idiots! Back to Seattle!"
- ―A New Order footsoldier telling ones still fighting in Martha's Gulch to flee
Dagger to the Heart
- "Kill the farmers and find better farmers."
- ―A short adage from Aldrich Whitney
In 2220, it was during a low point in the New Order's storied history where they were for a time swept up in the charismatic death cult of Aldrich Whitney's Dagger Revanchists. Whitney approached a patrol with an extremely impressive display: a trio of V-150s leading a mob of his press-ganged wastelanders. He was able to provide the battered leadership of the New Order with pristine pre-War chems, tools, ammunition, and other Initiative stores; along with tales of the riches to be found in the hidden Initiative facilities scattered like jacks across the wasteland. The two groups seemed initially well aligned: Whitney and his Initiative traitors were all white, and his wasteland conscripts were likewise. Whitney was classically educated, and could articulate the Order's views and manifestos with a level of familiarity that exceeded their generations of separation from the source era.
There were however some major differences. For starters, Whitney was a high-functioning psychopath and sadist. Rather than driving non-whites away from his territories, he preferred to enslave them, including keeping the women as sexual slaves for his officers. His rank-and-file were not spared from his mad designs. Each had been molded into a murderous thug, their training based more on inuring them to the commission of atrocities with unquestioning obedience rather than becoming disciplined soldiers. They were all branded, or tattooed, so that they would be recognized for their former allegiance if they deserted.
Under his influence, the New Order established a plantation operated by gelded slaves, dedicated to the cultivation of cereal crops from Initiative seed bred for post-war conditions. This and other actions had varying effects on the New Order's morale, as Whitney sought to elevate the standing of the troops by creating new rights and privileges for them, contrasted by the utter inhumanity with which he directed them to treat slaves and enemies.
No Way Back
- "This looks bad, I know, but it can be fixed. I have faith in the abilities of this great organization and myself to save us from destruction."
- ―Commander Paul Turner speaking of the New Order's various conflicts and diplomacy
- "Oh cool! Ranger armor!"
- ―A scavenger mistaking a New Order corpse's armor for an NCR Ranger's
The New Order had the most advanced and regimented uniforms of the groups from Martha's Gulch. The footsoldiers of the New Order wore modified riot gear, keeping a high standard for themselves. As their supply of riot gear began to shrink in the 2200's, the New Order were forced to take other less elite equipment. With the help of Aldrich Whitney and his Dagger Revanchists however, the New Order managed to acquire more useful equipment from the Dagger Initiative, at a cost eventually.
The New Order's culture was a hodgepodge of different white supremacist groups jammed into one group. Their main symbol, the Celtic cross, owed its origins to the prison tattoos of the Aryan Brotherhood. German was taught as a second language to emphasize the groups supposed "Germanic" origins, relating loosely to Neo-Nazis (who the New Order carefully dissassociated themselves from in pre-War times). Other elements were taken from Christian Identity groups and lone wolf manifestos but features more in the New Order's ideological and religious beliefs.
The New Order valued martial prowess above all else, with almost every able-bodied male in the group being fighters. They were taught to be brutal in combat, to not give quarter, and to expect none from their enemies. Demonizing their enemies and non-white races until right before their end, the New Order exercised a policy of kill on sight, something that caught up with them in the end.
Women in the New Order were valued as mothers and sometimes, very rarely, comrades. Non-white and enemy females however were regarded as less than human, means of pleasure and reproduction, no more. Mixed children of unions between New Order members and non-white captives were usually aborted or abandoned. However, if the child had "sufficient features", they would be sterilized but still trained to become footsoldiers.
Preferring open warfare to guerrilla tactics, the New Order utilized their superior equipment and weapons to great effect. They liked to make great shows of force against their enemies to "make a point". However, after years of continual warfare and being grinded to nothing these tactics proved to be the death of the New Order in the end.
Paul Turner was born in Seattle in 2214, only a few years after the New Order and his parent fled Martha's Gulch. Born in a heavily guarded New Order safehouse in West Seattle, Paul was raised and trained by his parents in the Seattle area, becoming very familiar with it at an early age. He was educated in books by his mother and in war by his father. For his love of books and his glasses, Paul was mocked as a "bookworm" by his fellow trainees. Getting his first taste of real combat in 2232, Paul swiftly earned a reputation for being a crack shot and being able to think fast on his feet. This was especially surprising seeing as Paul had to wear glasses to help his vision.
Turner earned a great deal of respect from the rest of the New Order when he commanded a defense of an outpost in downtown from an attack from Chinatown in 2235. Later in 2236, Turner managed to mediate a truce between the New Order and the Geigers and also established trade. This, plus some more battlefield victories, greatly boosted Turner's profile within the New Order. Fearing a possible coup, the New Order's current commander Otto Wernher decided to appoint Turner to be his successor. He was respected by the others in the New Order but still scoffed at by many for his youth, diplomatic bent, and intellectualism.
Upon Wernher's death in 2241 at the hands of a Chinatown militia, Paul Turner stepped up to become commander. Immediately upon coming to power, Turner called together the New Order's top men and assessed their current situation. They looked at several different groups around the area and the New Order's relationship with them.
Commander Turner decided that the best move by the New Order would be to make peace with many of their enemies so their spent forces could be rebuilt. This approach based on diplomacy made many in the New Order uncomfortable, but they trusted Turner to do right by them.
Turner first decided to try to make peace with the raiders at King County Airport, one of the New Order's primary enemies, in 2242. Escorted by several New Order footsoldiers and flying a flag of truce, Turner came to the airport to meet with the raider warlord there, Fisk. Turner was greeted hospitably by Fisk who was surprised by the diplomatic approach, and the two talked for days hammering out an agreement. They came to one after six days.
This agreement was seen as a victory to Commander Turner. However, its cost (yearly tribute to Fisk) made many New Order footsoldiers balk. Luckily for the commander though, opposition to him was still limited to talk. As long as their race war against their ancient enemy Chinatown continued, most of the New Order was happy enough.
Turner's diplomatic approach continued successfully until 2247, when the last large raider group made peace with the New Order. The only groups left fighting were Chinatown (who Turner planned to deal with last if at all), some minor raider groups, and the ghoulified Cambell Armory U.S. Army remnants. Even though they were mutants, Turner was willing to extend a chance for peace to the ghouls in Cambell Armory.
Coming to Cambell Armory with several footsoldiers and a flag of truce, Commander Turner was allowed to enter the armory. He was greeted by the ghoul's leader before shots started going off.
Turner awoke tied to a chair in a darkened room with a radio playing nearby. A ghoul in scrubs picked through medical equipment ranging from bonesaws to scalpels. The ghoul surgeon observed that Turner had awakened and chuckled. That would be no matter. Revenge was revenge consious or not.
In the next week, Commander Turner of the New Order had his brain removed, his body disposed of, and his memory wiped by CODE conditioning. The ghouls not only wanted to humiliate him, but they also wanted to make use of him as well. So, they deposited Turner in a new robobrain body and put him into combat against the subsequently collapsing New Order.
By the time the New Order had totally fragmented, attacked by both Atlas' Guard and the U.S. Army remnants, the robobrain containing Turner's brain had switched hands to the Guard to be paraded around as a kind of trophy. Turner even got to visit his ancestor's home in Martha's Gulch for the first time in 2248, albeit in robobrain form. Since then, he has roamed around Martha's Gulch mindlessly, which is probably better than the alternative of knowing the true extent of his failure and feeling its pain.
Heinrich was born in 2217 to one the few female footsoldiers in the New Order, Maxine, and an unknown father. The stigma of single motherhood ostracized both her and Heinrich from most of the rest of the New Order. As a child, Heinrich struggled to overcome his trainee's relentless teasing, physical abuse, and his own insecurities. Heinrich focused his difficulties into the New Order's ideology of racism and hatred of other races. That gained the approval of many others in the New Order, and Heinrich continued his vitriol throughout his life as a result.
He managed to finally become a footsoldier in 2235 and was soon enough put on the front lines against the New Order's enemies in Seattle.
In the twelve years he served in Seattle, Heinrich's experience was nothing short of hellish. He fought against a myriad of different enemies: super mutants, mirelurks, raiders, and robots. His most fierce enemy however were the various militias from Chinatown. Heinrich saw the battle between the New Order and Chinatown as fundamentally a Clash of Civilizations and a continuation of the Sino-American War. After numerous brutal battles with Chinatown militias and one particular bloodbath outside of Chinatown, Heinrich actually began to develop a fear of the Chinese. His other footsoldiers found his phobia kind of funny and often teased Heinrich about it.
After Paul Turner's death in 2247, the New Order came under attack from all sides and subsequently splintered apart. Heinrich, along with three other New Order footsoldiers, went south to escape death, only to find plenty at the hands of raiders and wildlife.
In late 2248, Heinrich was camping at the foot of Mount Saint Helens, the only footsoldier from his group left. He went there to escape superstitious raiders who feared the mountain (for good reason). After some more exploration around Mount Saint Helens, Heinrich found a pre-War radio station nestled on the mountain's slopes. He then packed up his camp and moved to his new home, a radio station.
It was there in 2249, while fiddling with the station's radio equipment, Heinrich started broadcasting across Cascadia. Seeing radio as a way of venting about his predicament, Heinrich made the first Mouth of Mount Saint Helens broadcast in 2249 and has not stopped since. The mix of racial hatred and conspiracy theories has kept many in Cascadia ironically entertained.
Others were not so entertained and numerous social justice groups from out of Seattle have tried to shut down Heinrich over the years with mercenaries. That combined with occasional raider attacks has led to Heinrich becoming even more paranoid, booby trapping much of Mount Saint Helens around his radio station as a result. So far, this has worked out well for Heinrich, leaving him in voluntary isolation. Now, the only real contact he has with the outside world is his radio station.
Frank Parmenter was born in Redding before the Great War to a poor family. They did not live there for long though, moving east to northern Nevada. Frank grew up to be a rather cruel child, bullying other children.
Even though he was successful in school, Frank's parents did not pay attention to him, going to work and leaving him at home after school. Left at home to his own devices, Frank fell in with the "wrong crowd", aka the foundling New Order. For all their downsides, they kept him off chems and gave him a sense of purpose. Frank worked as a numbers guy.
That did not prevent Frank from developing a very perverse personality during his late teenage years, though he never had much success with women. This and his "use" of robots alienated many others in the local New Order, but he luckily wasn't penalized for it. The only reason Frank never tried rape was because he could knew he could never get away with it. Frank also began to take up smoking.
When the New Order consolidated its forces in Idaho in 2076 before going to Martha's Gulch, Frank Parmenter joined them. Soon enough, he was in Martha's Gulch and the bombs fell.
Stuck in a cramped fallout shelter, Frank was forced to quit smoking and excessive mastrubation. This royally pissed Frank off which led to him participating in several of the clashes that forced the New Order out of the fallout shelter. Frank was happy to be able to smoke again.
Topside, Frank was forced to become a scout and journey to the radioactive ruins of Seattle. Frank feared that he might die from radiation poisoning but had no other choice besides deserting which he did not have the stomach to do.
Going into Seattle in 2078, Frank was surprised to find the city not only habitable but also inhabited by remnants of the U.S. government. This delighted Frank, as he found that there were a lot of refugees trying to make their way to Seattle, many of them female. Using his weapons and equipment, Frank captured several female refugees in his spare times and made them his personal sex slaves, locked up in a shed in West Seattle. He adapted pretty well to the post-War world.
Ignoring the disgust and horror his "harem" regarded him with, Frank had a good time in chaotic Seattle, being well-armed and armored. However, as the New Order moved into Seattle and found Frank again, his superiors ordered him to stop his activities and rejoin the group. Disappointed, Frank was forced to put down all of his sex slaves and burned the shack they were housed in. He returned to the rest of the New Order soon after that.
Frank was uneasy having to work with the U.S. Army remnants but was sure his superiors had his best intentions in mind. He and the rest of the New Order were surprised by the appearance of Skull-Taker and his band in 2079. Fearing the cannibals' attack, Frank accompanied the rest of the New Order back to Martha's Gulch away from Seattle.
Back in Martha's Gulch, Frank Parmenter grew bored of simply getting by keeping track of the New Order's supplies. He just wanted to be back "getting tail". So, in the next year or so, he begged to be a scout in the Seattle area. The New Order finally granted Frank's request in 2082, and he returned to West Seattle.
There, Frank rebuilt his "harem" to the disgust of many others in the New Order who were forced to still tolerate Frank due to his competence. The duty Frank had to do gave him a lot of free time to think between fighting over the years. So, after hearing problems about the New Order's fertility problems, Frank began to draw up plans to resolve the problem.
After ten years of essentially sitting on his ass and sending back information to the New Order, Frank Parmenter finally presented his plans to his superiors in Martha's Gulch, in secret of course.
Frank's plan was essentially to set aside some buildings away from Martha's Gulch outside Seattle and convert them into breeding pens to replenish the New Order's numbers. Initially, this repulsed many of Frank's superiors who saw it as just another of Frank's perversions. However, after hearing the estimates about the New Order current birthrates and his specifications for these breeding pens, Frank's superiors decided to give him the go-ahead to do his project with some assistance from the rest of the New Order.
It took a three years to get the buildings needed for the project renovated and during that time, Frank and a few other footsoldiers abducted several women for breeding stock. Frank, after breaking in the women, moved them into the newly-named Pens and gave his superiors the news of the project's completion.
Afterwards, Frank was made the steward of the Pens and was charged with maintaining the place, hiding its existence from larger groups, and making the process of "breeding" as easy and comfortable as possible. Frank stayed in the Pens for almost thirty years after its creation, sampling the revolving door of breeding stock, retrieving new stock, and installing turrets for protection. Frank's hedonistic lifestyle made the breeding stock and many New Order footsoldiers hate him even more, but they could not dislodge him.
Frank finally died 2115 in bed, possibly from lung cancer due to his long-term smoking. The footsoldiers that found Frank wondered if they should send Frank back to Martha's Gulch for burial but due to their dislike of them, they just threw his body out for the mongrels.
Scutari was born in 2217 in the Pens to a nameless mother and an unknown father. He was a freak of nature, the largest baby ever born to the New Order being almost the size of a small toddler. This was due to his father's irradiated DNA, a common occurrence within the New Order's ranks.
Whisked away from the Pens, Scutari was raised in the New Order's safehouses in West Seattle. As Scutari's adolescence set in, it became clear that the young giant was dumb. Not just dumb actually but quite possibly retarded. This was also accompanied by a notable speech impediment. However, that did not prevent Scutari from become incredibly popular among other youngsters in the New Order for his strength and humor while also excelling in both close combat and ranged weapons training. Mockery was mostly kept behind Scutari's back, as he often reacted violently to it.
Some were worried when Scutari went on his first combat mission in 2235, fearing that his stupidity would put the other footsoldiers at risk. However, Scutari performed beyond expectations, killing two feral ghouls effortlessly. Impressed, the New Order's leadership made him a regular in footsoldier patrols. After some initial injuries against super mutants, Scutari went on regular patrols into the downtown of Seattle.
In the following years, Scutari became a hero among many in the ranks of the New Order footsoldiers with many seeing him as a heroic, honest soldier better than the wishy-washy intellectuals who led the group. Scutari did not understand his role in this or the New Order's "race war" ideology and simply like to fight, rape, and take chems. He continued to rise in prominence after a massacre of feral ghouls in downtown Seattle in 2240 and a major battle against Chinatown militia in 2241. The battle near Chinatown in particular glorified Scutari, with him using a minigun to a great effect. The children of the group (and even some other kids on the streets of Seattle) idolized Scutari as a dumb but good-natured action hero who killed raiders and ate monsters for lunch. His square jaw became a common sight in Seattle. Scutari was luckily too stupid to understand being on a pedestal, not being able to take advantage of it.
Scutari took a hard hit in 2244 when caught attempting to rape a female member of the New Order. He got only a slap on a wrist for that, but Scutari's reputation never recovered. Once the "face of the New Order", Scutari faded back into the ranks of the footsoldiers, only remembered by the common footsoldiers and children.
Scutari's fate after the total collapse of the New Order is unknown. Most of the surviving former members of the New Order hoped that he fled north to Canada while it is more likely that he simply died during the group's collapse.
- "These were no soft-bellied, conservative businessmen assembled for some Masonic mumbo-jumbo; no loudmouthed, beery red-necks letting off a little ritualized steam about "the goddamn niggers"; no pious, frightened churchgoers whining for the guidance or protection of an anthropomorphic deity. These were real men, White men... the best my race has produced... combining fiery passion and icy discipline, deep intelligence and instant readiness for action... They are the vanguard of the coming New Era, the pioneers who will lead our race out of its present depths... And I am one with them!"
- ―Paul Turner describing the New Order while quoting an old book almost verbatim
- "The Day of the Rope is coming!"
- ―New Order footsoldier menacing a caravaner
- "Nuka-Cola? More like Jew-ka cola, damn trick to control our minds."
- ―New Order footsoldier on Nuka-Cola, obviously an Old Ironport fan.
- "The New Order. That's a delicate subject to say the least. They used to live here, in the Gulch, a long time ago. Because of their wasteful bigotry, we made them leave. If they had stopped there, we might have just left them alone. But they committed atrocities in Seattle. Horrible things. So around fifty years ago, the New Order finally went too far, and we put them down."
- ―President Caroline Finch when asked about the New Order
- "Buncha Squares."
- ―Pattagonia Flatts on the group
- "What they did can't really be called racism. It was beyond that. Some of them weren't even really human anymore."
- ―A Chinatown resident about the New Order
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