Church of Harold
Church of Harold symbol
|The following is based on pre-release information for the canceled Fallout Online game by Interplay Entertainment (Codenamed Project V13) and is not considered canon.|
Our mission, stemming from the Union of Plant and Numen, is to Rebuild the world, one Twig at a time.”— Church of Harold brochure
The Church of Harold was founded by FEV mutants Blahblahwanna Rubra and Yaddayadda Glutinos (pre-FEV Bill Smith and Rex Rong) soon after the Great Shaking. The tales of Harold's experiences in the wasteland were enough to inspire them to start the church in order to spread the word of his influence, renew hope and rebuild the world.
The cult is open to all, including Oldmens despite them being the ones who broke the world in the first place. It places no limits on the expectations of its followers, but it promises nothing, no answers or guarantee, but will back up what it does proclaim.
Being part the church entails adopting its customs. The Wearing of the Green is a simple symbol of faith, it requires wearing a plant on the head, more devout followers will undergo trephination (cutting a circular hole in the skull) as the final step to becoming a vessel for a live plant being grown from the head. Members must also take on a special diet, no meat or plants, only fruit (but all seeds must be saved), milk, honey, sap and insects.
- A Church of Harold brochure was produced to promote the cult.
- Writers such as Tim Mondo Zetta collaborate with the cult by propagating Harold's influence, arguing he had a greater, untold, involvement over the events surrounding the Vault Dweller and the Chosen One.
- A similar East Coast cult, called the Treeminders, also exists.
It was to appear in Fallout Online, Interplay's original Project V13 since abandoned in favor of a new, unrelated, Project V13. They also appear in The Armageddon Rag, Vol. 2, the newsletter leading to the project.