Hubologists are a sub-culture of the Fallout 2 world, headquartered in the former city of San Francisco. They are a religious cult founded before the Great War by a man known as Dick Hubbell (or "The Hub" by Hubologists). Hubology, as a religion, promotes the idea that humans are plagued by the spirits, or neurodynes, of the dead. Through a cleansing process offered at Hubology centers called alignment, members can remove these negative influences and gain greater powers. The degree to which a member has devoted his or her time and efforts to Hubology accords him or her a numerical rank; the Hubologist leader, AHS-9, holds the highest rank of any living Hubologist.