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A long time ago in a region known as the Capital Wasteland, there was a handsome young man named Arthur Maxson who lead a group of soldiers as their elder and they all lived in a building called the Pentagon. Arthur came to power several years after being sent away from the west to the east by his mother and proving himself as a capable leader. Arthur wished to help mankind recover from the ashes of nuclear war and prevent future atrocities, but as he grew up in the ruins of America he grew discontent.
No longer hopeful and bright, his heart hardened and his hatred for non-humans and even wastelanders grew. He put an order that all non-humans like ghouls and super mutants were to be killed on sight, friendly or not. He withdrew support from the wastes--even stopping project purity which would bring free clean water to the people of the Capital Wasteland. Nothing was spared in his hateful ambitions as Rivet city was sacked for its nuclear reactor which had supplied the city with power.
One day, as Arthur was overseeing the training of the newest brotherhood recruits, a super mutant happened by begging to be let in and tended to for it was injured. And Arthur, angered by the cowardice of his troops to not end the miserable monster's life as trained, flew toward the massive doors of the pentagon with his Gatling laser Final Judgement readied. The super mutant, massive and muscular, looked pitiful on the ground holding its wounds.
"Caps and food human... spare me and I will give you what I have." said the super mutant.
Elder Maxson scoffed. "How dare you come to the brotherhood of steel to ask for handouts when you know very well that we despise your kind! You're filth! Monster! An abomination! I would waste nary a blood pack nor stimpack on you or any other apocalypse spawned demon!"
"You call me a monster, but looks can be deceiving and actions can be damning."
"Too bad I don't care you hideous beast!"
And he opened fire. The bright red laser beams of Final Judgment danced, destroying everything in their path. When the dust and dirt cleared, nothing--not even a body remained--in the spot where the super mutant ailed. His troops cheered, suddenly remembering their cause and courage, vowing to not hesitate again.
Smiling confidently, Arthur turned around but caught sight of another super mutant standing in the doorway. It was the one from before--it now wore a clean blue suit fitted to its form and a newsboy cap as well as black rim glasses. Arthur was too beholden by the new aura of charisma surrounding the mutant to say anything else. The mutant pointed at him, hissing its words loudly so that all might hear:
"Hear me human. Because of your cruelty, and inability to love, you will be cursed to live as you hate." Holding out a stimpack in a sealed jar, the super mutant continued, "The change will be permanent by the time the fluid in this stimpack drains completely. You must find your humanity and learn to love before then to break the curse--do so quickly human."
And just as the super mutant appeared, it vanished. Elder Maxson, unsure of what had just happened, groaned and fell to his knees. His body began to shake, muscles and tendons began to shift and twist, reforming themselves. His body grew and his skin began to turn green as his hair fell out as if radiation sickness took hold. Through the pain of the shape shifting his thoughts became short and jumbled, and he screamed a horrendous scream.
The Pentagon was then swallowed in the thickest of smog and mountains of rubble surrounded it. Those who followed under Arthur's command began changing one by one. The scribes became animated terminals and medical equipment; the soldiers became their very suits of power armor, clanking about in terror at their fate. And Arthur, seeing all of this and despairing in his new form, fled to his quarters with the jar containing the stimpack, all the while cursing the mutant.
Ten years passed and all but legend forgot the Brotherhood of Steel and Elder Maxson stranded in the Pentagon. Settlements rose and fell, factions formed and disbanded, and war?
War never changes.
End of Prologue