Our adventure began with all of the characters meeting up at Abbott Field. First to show up was [[:Abe Smith]], an old ghoul crooner with a heart of gold and a voice of gravel. He began to bargain with Big Boss Capo, throwing in a free autograph of one of his old records as a bit of a bargaining chip, until he found out about Jack Hammer, the feral man the Boss was looking to train as an attack dog. He arranged to purchase Jack, until an earsplitting scream filled the building. In the rush to investigate, the Boss, Jack, and Abe ran into , who had come seeking work and assistance with a complicated dispute with his ex-wife. The small party rounded a corner and found the , trying desperately to recover her energy after she incapacitated one of the Boss’ men. Apparently, she had been picked up by Iago, Big Boss Capo’s lead slave handler, having completely misinterpreted the Boss’ needs and wants for “his girls.” Jack killed and began eating the wounded man as the [[:Vault Boy]] arrived. After a comedy of errors in which Napolean was disarmed, Jack was purchased, the Savant ate curry, Iago was frightened, clothes were found (and discarded, much to everyone’s discomfort), and Big Boss Capo declared quite strongly that he is “not a faygala” (Jack is also not a faygala), the team got down to brass tacks. The Boss wanted the team to secure a water source held by raiders to the southwest; he had offered the raiders a good deal, and they had offered him his emissary back, minus his hands and his life. So with that, they met up with their guide, [[:John Adams]], and set out into the wastes, soothed by the dulcet sounds of Ron Perlman’s voiceover (it wasn’t Ron Perlman).