The skill influences the player's skill to handle all kinds of explosive devices, such as mines or grenades. The higher it is, the more damage is caused by such weapons and in the case of enemy mines, the more time you have to disarm them before detonation. In addition, range and accuracy of grenade throws are directly related to the Explosives skill.Specific levels of Explosives are also required to disarm certain explosive-based traps.
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The events of Fallout begin after Vault 13's water chip breaks, and the only means to compensate for the diminishing water supplies is to leave and find a new chip. The original Vault Dweller, but not the first to leave the vault, is sent on the quest to find a new one in 2161. After encountering many people and places in the wastes of southern California, he finds a suitable replacement chip in Vault 12, the vault underneath the Necropolis, and returns it to Vault 13.Ironically, due to a mix-up with shipping orders, Vault 8 received the additional water chips that Vault 13 had ordered in place of their second allotted Garden of Eden Creation Kit, which went to Vault 13. On the second level of Vault 8, hundreds of them can be found and taken, though they aren't very valuable for monetary bartering.
While ostensibly like the Children of the Cathedral in being dedicated to the cause of spreading peace throughout the wasteland, they are suspicious of the latter's motives. Talius, a ghoul-like mutant partially exposed to FEV by the Master's forces, found refuge among the Followers, and helped them understand the true nature of the Children.After the death of the Master, the Followers of the Apocalypse became a major influence in the newly-founded New California Republic. With the Vault Dweller's help, they gained control of the LA Boneyard.
Miles Reese was going to be the main antagonist of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, the canceled sequel to Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Bordering a particular hatred for the Brotherhood of Steel, he is fueled by his wish to wage war on them and all mankind. During research he learns about the G.E.C.K and steals the prototype from the Nursery, planning to use it for creating a New Eden without humans. As Miles heads down to the Gulf of Mexico, the device starts working, leaving a trail of strange plant life all over the countryside. Arriving at the Gulf, he spends the next 5 years improving the G.E.C.K. and modifying it to his needs. However, the increased potence of the device has strange effects of the FEV-infected environment, transforming the landscape and eventually even submerging his own base in the Gulf.
The construction of Mariposa started in October 2076 when large progress was made in FEV research, and the government preferred to move the project to a location under military supervision. On January 7, 2077, Major Barnett ordered transfer of all FEV research to the newly-constructed Mariposa Base, despite objections by the research team.Along with the scientists, a military team commanded by colonel Robert Spindel, which previously monitored the experiments at West Tek was sent to Mariposa. Spindel's second-in-command was captain Roger Maxson. The FEV project was moved to Mariposa and tested on human subjects. The vats were giant tanks filled with liquid FEV. As part of the research project, human subjects were dipped inside them and then examined to learn how to control and harness the process. The experiments on humans were kept secret even from Spindel and his soldiers.
Initially it appeared that the Vaults were designed to save the population of the US; however, there were not nearly enough Vaults for this purpose. The true, sinister reason is that these 'shelters' were in fact a series of sociological experiments conducted by the Enclave. Each Vault was set up with different conditions, and then observed to see how the dwellers within coped with the pressure of isolation.It was initially intended that while the player was reading the Vault 8 records in Fallout 2, he could discover a classified file (opened with a successful Science skill roll) which explained that Vault 8 was a "control Vault," designed to hold 1000 people and to open on time. This file was intended to foreshadow the discovery of the true and sinister purpose of the Vaults.