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After the Buzzard Wars, I figured a horde of untrained gunmen was a poor strategy.
So I built a massive tavern, stocked with masterwork cups and instruments.
This attracted wastelanders, mercenaries, supermutants, and BoS.
Within a few months 20+ mercs and wastelanders had petitioned to soldier for the fortress, each of which had some military experience.
The mutants and BoS never offered to join, but they'd probably pitch in if any battles took place inside the tavern.
At the same time, we managed to repair a destroyed set of enclave and BoS power armor, so the Captain of the Guard and Hammerer were given power armor, anti-material rifles, plasma lances, and trained in armor user and sniping via their own personal virtual reality pods.
I really hope no one breaks any laws.
The reorganization was just in time for a night-kin to get detected in the center of the village, trying to steal the legendary blackjack artifact.
The drawbridges were raised, trapping her in while the army organized.
Outnumbered, she fled, using stealth mid-combat, dodging bullets, deflecting bullets, or simply out-running anyone who caught sight of her.
Several times she vanished as if she'd got away, until a pet detected her.
But eventually the she was caught trying to climb out of the dry-moat, a long 3-tile wide trench circling half the village with two exits.
The militia was divided into two groups, each taking one side.
With nowhere to run, half the militia was on top of her in moments.
And she immediately crippled four of them, smashing legs, ribs, and spines in a single blow, kicking one into the wall hard enough to spray his teeth everywhere, while continuing to dodge every bullet, chainsaw, pitch-fork, and knife.
But they delayed her long enough for the Guard to get in there.
The mutant failed to dodge the .50 cals and had her legs shot out.
While the power-armor squad switched to their thermal lances, two of the crippled militia proceeded to bashed her head into gore, as they bled to death next to her.
When the battle was over, the injured were rushed to the hospital. Most didn't make it, but the one who kicked the mutant's skull in while inches from death was put into a stasis-pod. The cybernetics lab is still under-work, but one day she will lead our army.
Apparently she's 283 years old, despite the world being 77 years old.