Started the day on a route reconnaissance with Vexillarian Odin. We hoofed it northeast past Top of the World to the ATLAS Observatory. It was heavily defended by robots.
Most notable was a fully loaded sentry bot that nearly took us out. Those missiles! I've experienced the sentry bots in Whitesprings every time I head out there but being on the other end for the first time... was just glad Odin was there with a set of powered armor and his super sledge.
We made our way inside the observatory and it was clearly a military installation loaded with active protectrons and Mr. Gutsies. It took quite awhile to clear the place out and, though we accessed many computer terminals, we were unable to repair the place and do anything with it which was unfortunate.
From there we made our way north to the Sons of Dane compound where I scored a powered armor chassis and some T-60 and T-45d pieces which was a major haul for me. I have a good supply of completely charged fusion cores that I got from the reactor at the power plant.
When I got back to my shop I took inventory of what I had and I'm one left arm short of a complete T-45d armor set! Very stoked for that.
On top of all that I found some great weaponry in the observatory as well. Pretty much replaced my entire existing kit, a bolt-action rifle, combat rifle, SMG, and a kabar with a heavy duty lever-action rifle, a deathclaw gauntlet, and, best of all, an AER-9 laser rifle!
And if that wasn't enough, I finally completed the Order of the Tadpole and graduated to Possum rank. At least according to that cooky-ass "scout leader" bot up at the Pioneer Scout Camp. It did give me a better backpack and the instructions on how to make more. See attached photo.
If the scavenging keeps paying off this handsomely we'll be ruling the wasteland in no time!