This playthrough starts like any other. I created my character, named Vince, and decided that he’d have the background of a war veteran who goes into a blind rage anytime he hears “Flight of the Valkyries” and “The Blue Danube Waltz” (I will keep the pipboy set to play only the Classical radio station unless quests dictate otherwise). The only companion that would be safe from the mindless killing would be Dogmeat as thus I would be treating him as a type of therapy dog.
Once I completed the opening of the game and walked out of Vault 111 I made my way to Sanctuary and met up with Codsworth as is standard with a new playthrough. After clearing out the bug infestation from Sanctuary I began to use my loaded mods to create miltary armor and weapons that fit the motif I am aiming for. I then decided to clean up my settlement a bit and do a little bit of building. I had just completed a home when my first trigger song hit. “The Blue Danube Waltz” came over the radio station and I turned my character into a raging, bloodthirsty killer. The only downside is that the only beings present for this rage were Codsworth and Trashcan Carla Thus the first casualties of this playthrough came to be.
As the song continued to play I made my way towards Concord hoping to at least run into some raiders. Unfortunately the song ended after I met Dogmeat and killed some radroaches. I decided to continue towards Concord to meet Preston and send them to Sanctuary. Ironically, as well as fittingly, “Flight of the Valkyries” came over the airwaves as I approached the Museum of History. The song ended after I had killed the raiders outside and most of them inside the museum. I then traveled with Preston and his crew back to Sanctuary and after several in game days, helped them to establish themselves.
I then headed towards Diamond city because I wanted to get to the Egret Tours settlement to set up a private HQ for my characters future plans. It was along this journey that several more casualties met their fate due to my blind rage. The raiders and poor folks at Drumlin Diner died when “The Blue Danube Waltz” played just as I approached. And the saddest was the woman who lived at Egret Tours died after welcoming me when the previous song came graced my ears once more. It was here I decided to end my day.
Major Characters killed: 1
Minor Characters killed: 4