Fallout New Texas: A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure in New Texas
We wish to escape the barbarity of the wasteland, especially the violence and bigotry of it’s human inhabitants. The creator has promised to my flock a new land: a place of safety and healing… a paradise in the Far Beyond.
— Jason Bright
The Bright Brotherhood is a religious faction in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.
A strange cult of Ghouls, and a single human fully believing himself to be a Ghoul, are lead by a charismatic and prophetic Glowing One named Jason Bright. Thanks to a probable (and extremely rare) mutation, Bright never turned Feral, and has instead built up a small following of like-minded Ghouls, clad in the vestments of a tribe in the final stages of preparation to leave for a “new world”; a promised land foretold by Bright, that is the ghoul’s ultimate goal. Jason Bright wasn’t his birth name, it is the name that his flock started calling him when he began his cult. Shunned by frightened outsiders, and murdered by Nightkin convinced the Brotherhood are sitting on a mythical shipment of Stealthboys, the Brotherhood have long come to realize that they are not bound to, or long for this earth.1
Jason Bright is the leader of these ghouls which blindly follow him. Chris Haversam is the non-ghoul human, convinced he is a ghoul, who is in charge of most technology and the rockets required for the ‘Great Journey.’
Relations with the outsideEdit
They keep mainly to themselves and their only outside contact was recruiting the Courier to find supplies. However, according to the endgame cut-scene narration (under the right circumstances), some of them are said to have returned from their Great Journey and help the town of Novac after the Second Battle of Hoover Dam in the rebuilding of the town’s defenses.
Many robed corpses of Bright followers can be found strewn across the Mojave Wasteland, such as at Primm Pass, east of Primm, and the Coyote Den, north of Nipton. Under the overpass just south of Sloan. Under the servo sign at Nipton Road reststop. There is also one north of Wolfhorn ranch, next to a couple of legion raiders, waiting to attack a nearby caravan (Caravan only appears if heading to Novac for the first time) and another further along the road to Novac across the road from the billboard with Vipers in the hillside. These bodies appear from the beginning of the game, implying that these Bright followers died prior to their “Great Journey”. The dead followers tend to be well armed, especially the ones found within the REPCONN Test Site, who often carry Plasma Defenders, a very rare weapon elsewhere.