Become an initiate
Membership has its privileges.
He, um, he said you have to complete a quest first.
It was in my best interest to leave town for a while. I journeyed to this Brotherhood. Thinking they would have the knowledge I sought, I tried to join them. They required me to go on a quest before they would let me in.”— Vault Dweller's Memoirs
- Ask Cabbot about joining the Brotherhood of Steel, and accept the quest to find the "ancient item."
- Acquire a rope and several anti-radiation chems.
- Travel to the Glow, taking Rad-X upon arrival.
- Use the rope on the metal beam to descend into the crater.
- Find the dead Brotherhood paladin wearing power armor, and search his corpse for a holodisk.
- Return the holodisk to Cabbot.
When first approaching the entrance to the Brotherhood of Steel bunker at Lost Hills, Cabbot will greet the Vault Dweller in an unusual manner. If asked about joining the Brotherhood, he explains that anyone who wants to join the Brotherhood must first complete a quest, apparently an order from the High Elder. The quest involves retrieving a holodisk from the 'ancient order'.
- If the Vault Dweller's Intelligence is 3 or less, they cannot complete this quest, as they can't ask Cabbot about joining. Darrel, the Paladin standing to his left, will laugh at the Vault Dweller, stating that the Elders instated a minimum I.Q. requirement for new initiates. He will, however, point the Vault Dweller to the Glow, telling them to search the facility to obtain better arms. He will also gift them some Rad-X, warning about the high radiation levels present there. Even if the holodisk is retrieved, the Vault Dweller will not have the option to give it to Cabbot.
The surface and the underground facility at the Glow are both highly irradiated, so anti-radiation chems are a necessity.
- Rad-X can be bought from Vance or from Mitch in the All-n-One Store in the Hub. Alternatively, 6 of them can be found in an ice chest in the Followers' Library.
- RadAway can also be bought from Vance. It's useful, as the Vault Dweller might accumulate some radiation before you get the chance to use Rad-X. Use caution, as it is possible to become addicted.
Rope is also necessary to get inside.
- There are two in Shady Sands:
- Mitch has 5 ropes to trade for.
Once the player has all the supplies, travel to the Glow. The Vault Dweller needs to take 2 Rad-X as soon as they arrive to reach 100% resistance to radiation (each yielding 50% resistance). Without these, it is very easy to die from radiation poisoning. They then need to use the rope on the metal beam protruding into the crater on the left side to descend down into the facility.
The holodisk is located on a corpse wearing power armor. The Vault Dweller needs to circle the level to get it. Once it is in the Vault Dweller's possession, delivering it to Cabbot will complete the quest.
- 2000 XP
- Becoming an initiate of the Brotherhood of Steel and gaining access to Lost Hills
- If the PC is brave enough to venture to the Mainframe, the data collected from it is not needed, though it does provide good reading material.