As the Sun rose over the blighted soil of the Suburban Wasteland, Mr Jefferson temporarily parted ways with Doctor Bentham and Mr Anderson, and while he traveled south towards Vault 73, they made for what was soon to be renamed Conors Crossing.
While they were gone the Cyborg they know as Ethan Hunt had encountered a bit of difficulty with a minefield, which The Collectors had seeded the river crossing with. He ended up spending the night in the middle of the irradiated Menuxet river studying and repairing the control device which served to arm and disarm the mines. After taking some small arms fire from a party of two Collector scouts, he and Pips were able to not only replant the minefield according to their own designs, but also claim one of the Collectors as a prisoner. The prisoner, named Comrade Andy, proved more or less friendly and even somewhat helpful – despite being rendered effectively paraplegic during the capture process.
Having arranged a kind of killing field around the river crossing, they went to meet the arriving Steelhooves.
But before doing so they used the surviving radio equipment to narrow-cast orders to the hospital that the Chosen had named Marcus’ Bastion. These orders commanded the settlement to send twelve of its twenty troops to reinforce the Crossíng.