War. War never changes.
When atomic fire consumed the earth, those who survived did so in great, underground vaults. When they opened, their inhabitants set out across ruins of the old world to build new societies, establish new villages, forming tribes.
As decades passed, what had been the American southwest united beneath the flag of the New California Republic, dedicated to old-world values of democracy and the rule of law. As the Republic grew, so did its needs. Scouts spread east, seeking territory and wealth, in the dry and merciless expanse of the Mojave Desert. They returned with tales of a city untouched by the warheads that had scorched the rest of the world, and a great wall spanning the Colorado River.
The NCR mobilized its army and sent it east to occupy the Hoover Dam, and restore it to working condition. But across the Colorado, another society had arisen under a different flag. A vast army of slaves, forged in the conquest of 86 tribes: Caesar’s Legion.
Four years have passed since the Republic held the Dam - just barely - against the Legion’s onslaught. The Legion did not retreat. Across the river, they gathered strength. Campfires burned, training drums beat.
Through it all, the New Vegas Strip has stayed open for business under the control of its mysterious overseer, Mr. House, and his army of rehabilitated Tribals and police robots.
Yet something has changed. Outside of the sleepy town of Goodsprings a courier lies dead and buried, shot by the Chairman member known as Benny over a packaged delivery.
This courier never arises from the shallow gravesite looming over Goodsprings. In the days that follow, rumors are told of increased Legion activity across the Mojave along with Legion spies within the New Vegas Strip kidnapping people of interest.
One auspicious morning a loud explosion could be heard from The Fort.
Many fear that it signals the start of a complete Legion takeover.
In response the NCR rapidly redeploys its Veteran Ranger members from the Baja campaign weeks ahead of schedule.
All the meanwhile Mr.House has still remained quiet and the New Vegas Strip as always is open for business.
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