Don't Tread On The Bear Rust, decay, and creeping vegetation infest monuments from before the

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Don't Tread On The Bear

Rust, decay, and creeping vegetation infest monuments from before the Great War. Amidst the ruins of Washington, D.C., the Capitol; battered remains of the Washington Monument and the the Jefferson Memorial still stand in the desolate area that is now known as the Capitol Wasteland; the central hub of civilization in the ruins of the former capital city, New Aegis, which is based in the remains of a wrecked aircraft carrier, carried far inland and beached by a catastrophic tsunami caused by a nuke, whose waters have long since receded. Other small settlements surround the wasteland, with ruined buildings turned into homes, and movement through the wasteland area and settlements is possible through the Washington
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X and a few other scientists' aim was to complete Project Eden and purify huge amounts of radiated water for the entire wasteland. However, when Wesley reaches the Jefferson Memorial he finds a tape recording detailing X's search for the brilliant scientist, Doctor Barker, who worked for the government before The Great War and now resides in Vault 102. Upon finding and entering Vault 102, Wesley finds that all the inhabitants are gone and that all that's left are virtual reality simulators, which have somehow been preserved since the bombs fell.

After entering a simulation pod himself and loading the simulation, Wesley finds himself in a picture perfect, pre-war town. It's just like the stories he'd been told as a kid. High-rising buildings, cars whiz zing about vegetation growing everywhere, it was paradise. He finds and talks to Georgia, Dr. Barker's alter-ego within the simulation, who asks Wesley to free her by turning off the system from within. Upon doing so, she betrays Wesley and locks him into the system, forcing him to forever be a slave in the simulation. Wesley runs towards the light as the town slowly gets deconstructed all around him and he lies down, forever being tormented by the emptiness of this virtual realm. But when all hope seems lost, Wesley suddenly awakens in the real world, as X is seen overlooking him. X explains how he

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