"NCR Troopers have come to greatly distrust the average wastelander, due to their tendency to cannibalize, kill, pillage, and burn everything they come in contact with. NCR forces tend to shoot them on sight" —Loading ScreenThe Royst-Bernard Expedition is a major faction in Fallout: Dust, a rogue faction of NCR scientific and military personnel whom have traveled to the Mojave to secure surviving research data from the Lucky 38, in an attempt to combat the Cloud and vindicate Dr. Royst. Based on the summit of Black Mountain, the group is one of the most well-equipped faction in the Mojave, with access to Vertibird transports and top-tier equipment. Due to the unethical and destructive nature of the research the Expedition seeks to recover, they have been disowned and abandoned by the Republic, and have lost many personnel to the hazards of the Mojave. Members of the Expedition will turn hostile to a player to gets too close to their territory. This can be countered by the False Authority perk, which will allow a high-charisma character to enter their zones unmolested, but if they linger, the NCR will see through their guise and attack.
In Dust Edit
Though many survivors in NCR gear may be encountered, Royst-Bernard Expedition personnel are differentiated as NCR Troopers, Rangers, or Researchers, Their two main bases are located on the summit of Black Mountain and Camp Golf. Surviving members of their failed breach of New Vegas can be encountered in the Old Mormon Fort.
Expedition Troopers and Rangers are very dangerous to unprepared player, and they are armed with high-quality weaponry and have higher DT than most hostile Survivors thanks to their armor. Rangers, found alive only at Camp Golf and Nellis Air Force Base, are armed with heavy weaponry and retain their Ranger Veteran or Patrol Armor, and are among the deadliest NPCs in the Mojave. Researchers can by found at Black Mountain, Camp Golf, and Old Mormon Fort, and will usually flee if combat is initiated. The Researchers in the Old Mormon Fort utilize Radiation Suits and Arc Welders.
Notable Members Edit
- Black Mountain
- Camp Golf
- Old Mormon Fort
- Hoover Dam
Royst-Bernard Expedition personnel are classified as members of the NCR faction and are friendly to any Remnant NCR forces.