Gather round the fire, vault dwellers, and let me show you a story. Perhaps you've heard this story before—but probably not like this.
ShoddyCast brings us an excellent Fallout machinima which retells the story of The Pitt, a DLC add-on for Fallout 3. Even if you've played through that, this is still worth a watch considering just how well-done it is. Seriously, watching it I almost thought it was an official intro to the DLC or something.
Now, if you're not caught up on what The Pitt is, here's some background on it, courtesy of the Fallout wikia:
Although Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was not hit directly by atomic bombs during the Great War, the water from the nearby Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers soon became highly irradiated. The confluence of these three rivers yielded disastrous results and changed the area's inhabitants in mysterious ways over the following decades.
Some 20 years before the events of Fallout 3, Owyn Lyons led the Brotherhood of Steel's expedition to Washington, D.C. through The Pitt. In one night, the Brotherhood swept through and destroyed the original raider force occupying the town and rid the surrounding area of other "scum," killing anything that puts up a fight. This event is chronicled as "the Scourge". As they cut through the raiders, the Brotherhood also saved several young children, among them Paladin Kodiak, who had not yet been mutated to the extent of The Pitt's adult inhabitants. All the rescued children were brought into the Brotherhood of Steel as initiates. Kodiak is the only remaining survivor from that group of rescued children that is still stationed at the Citadel.
All of this comes together to make me want to pick up Fallout 3 again. I never did play through some of the DLC...
FALLOUT Lore: Volume 2 - The Pitt [ShoddyCast]