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Augustus Autumn
race: Human, Caucasian
affiliation: Enclave
role: Enclave commanding officer
Fallout 3 primary antagonist
rank: Colonel
location: Raven Rock
Jefferson Memorial
Vault 87
family: Autumn Senior - father
appearances: Fallout 3
quests: The Waters of Life
The American Dream
Take it Back!
SPECIAL: 5ST, 6PE, 6EN, 5CH, 5IN, 7AG, 5LK
derived stats: Hit Points: 80 → 130 → 180 (Broken Steel only)
tag skills: Big Guns: 77 → 100
Small Guns: 79 → 100
Speech: 75 → 100
Energy Weapons: 17
level: 10 → 20 → 30 (Broken Steel only)
actor: Peter Gil
base id: 19A1F
ref id: 1B52C

Colonel Augustus Autumn (2222-2277) is the commanding officer of the Enclave Armed Forces in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.



Early Life

Augustus Autumn's father was a high-ranking scientist in the Enclave. When, after the destruction of the Enclave Oil Rig by the Chosen One in 2242, he received orders from the new President of the United States who succeeded Dick Richardson, a former presidential adviser named John Henry Eden, to take all surviving Enclave troops and relocate them to the Raven Rock military base on the East Coast. Autumn Senior obeyed that order. Augustus' father gathered his troops and their equipment, and led his men eastwards through the wastelands of the post-nuclear United States. Upon the Enclave's arrival in the Capital Wasteland, he was the only one privy to the fact that John Henry Eden was actually a ZAX supercomputer unit that had achieved self-awareness. Prior to his death, he passed that knowledge on to his son, who would become the leader of the Enclave's military and eventually attain the rank of Colonel[1].

Enclave Military Commander

Augustus Autumn followed President Eden's orders as a good soldier, although the Colonel indeed had his occasional disagreements with the Enclave's new leader. He did not trust Eden completely and kept the ZAX Destruct Sequence for the president in his room. Nonetheless, Autumn overtook Project Purity and seemingly died when James flooded the project's chamber with deadly radiation. However, he managed to survive by injecting himself with a mysterious agent — likely the Enclave's more powerful equivalent of Rad-X or Rad Away.

Colonel Autumn shows no regret over actions such as shooting unarmed captives, as long as it serves the Enclave's ends. He is a firm believer in the revival of the United States as a nation and a power in the post-nuclear world, and will do almost anything he has to in order to fulfill this vision.


The tension between President Eden and the Colonel finally snapped Autumn's loyalty, as he disobeyed the president's orders and usurped command over the human contingent of the Enclave's military forces at Raven Rock and relocated them to the Jefferson Memorial, to make their last stand.

As opposed to Eden's delusional visions of eliminating all of the "impure" elements of the wastelands' population, Colonel Autumn's main objective seems to be increasing the Enclave's power over the remains of the nation it once governed, as he intends to use the water purified by the Purifier as a means to make the people of the Capital Wasteland "flock to the Enclave" for leadership rather than killing them. Also, he is not completely heartless, as he is able to be reasoned with during the final encounter in Fallout 3, and will simply walk away. If Broken Steel is installed, you can hear Elder Lyons say "He/She let him get away?..." during the 2 weeks later transition.

Interactions with the player character

Col. Autumn injecting himself with the mysterious plot device, while James falls to the lethal radiation.

Colonel Autumn is first encountered by the Lone Wanderer during The Waters of Life, locked in the Project Purity control room at the Jefferson Memorial with James and Janice Kaplinski. He declares the Enclave's intention to confiscate the project, and, in a show of his deadly seriousness, kills Janice in order to force James' cooperation. James, instead of shutting down the project, floods the area with radiation from the Purifier, in an attempt to kill Autumn and his men. Autumn appears to succumb to the radiation, along with James, and dies. It is here that he seemingly injects himself with the Advanced Rad Away.

Colonel Autumn is seen again, though, at the end of Finding the Garden of Eden and the beginning of The American Dream. He kneels over the Lone Wanderer before he/she blacks out, having been knocked to the floor and stunned by an Enclave cryo-grenade. At Raven Rock, Autumn interrogates the Lone Wanderer, demanding the activation code for the Purifier. The player can give up the code, in which case the Colonel will execute him/her, tell him the wrong code, or simply insult him. In the case of the latter two, Autumn will be interrupted by Eden, who will release the player. Colonel Autumn later comes on the Raven Rock broadcast system, informing all Enclave troops that the player is a hostile target, and to disregard the president's orders.

Autumn is finally confronted by the player at the end of Take it Back!, just outside the Purifier's control room once more. He is accompanied by his two personal bodyguards, a pair of high-level Enclave Soldiers equipped with Tesla Power Armor, one armed with a Gatling Laser, and the other with a minigun. Here, you can choose to kill him and his bodyguards, or talk him out of what he's doing, in which case he'll walk away.

Colonel Autumn does not make an appearance in the Broken Steel add-on expansion to the main quest, even if the player spares his life during the final confrontation at Project Purity.


Apparel Weapon Other item On death
Colonel Autumn's Uniform Colonel Autumn's 10mm Pistol
Colonel Autumn's Laser Pistol*
- -

* Only during Take it Back!


Augustus Autumn only appears in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
Antagonists in the Fallout games
Major characters of Fallout 3
Enclave of the United States of America

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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Species: Human
Profession: Weaponsmith
Level(s): 20


Autumn is a weaponsmith in Gyala Hatchery.

For a fee of 10 gold he can customize a weapon for you. This will increase its damage by 20%, but means that no character other than the one it is customized for can use that weapon.


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Pillar of Autumn links here. For the Halo: Combat Evolved level, see The Pillar of Autumn (Level).
UNSC Pillar of Autumn
Production information

Halcyon-class Cruiser


Reyes-McLees Shipyards

Modified by

Dr. Halsey, ONI

Technical specifications

1.17 kilometres (3,800 ft)


352 metres (1,150 ft)


414 metres (1,360 ft)

Engine unit(s)

Fusion drive

Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Slipspace velocity


Power plant
  • One primary fusion reactor
  • Two secondary fusion reactors



2 meter thick plating

Sensor systems
  • Radar
  • Spectroscopes
Targeting systems

Shipboard AI

Navigation system



Emergency thrusters (port/starboard)

Other systems

Two warship AI


Warship, Special operations, Makeshift thermonuclear bomb

Earliest sighting

Battle of Arcadia (2531)


Battle of Installation 04 (2552)

Latest sighting

September 22, 2552

Present for battles/events

Battle of Arcadia
Battle of Reach
Battle of Installation 04


United Nations Space Command

Known owner(s)


Known crewmembers

see below

Known commander(s)

Captain Jacob Keyes, Cortana

"There was only one ship."
Thel 'Vadamee
"One? Are you sure?"
Prophet of Regret
"Yes. They called it the Pillar of Autumn."
Thel 'Vadamee

The UNSC Pillar of Autumn (UNSC Cruiser C709)[2] was a Halcyon-class Cruiser serving in the UNSC Navy. Informally, she was simply referred to as the Autumn or abbreviated as the "PoA". The Autumn was retrofitted with advanced weaponry and technology in preparation for a special operation to seize a Covenant warship and subsequently capture the Covenant leadership. Prior to the launch of this mission, the Covenant fleet attacked Reach, during which battle the Autumn was a major participant.

Following the battle of Reach, the Pillar of Autumn jumped to the Threshold system, where she encountered a pursuing Covenant fleet and Installation 04. Her captain, Jacob Keyes, landed the ship on the Halo installation, where her surviving complement mounted a resistance against the Covenant and later the Flood. Following the release of the Flood, the Master Chief detonated the Autumn's fusion reactors in order to destroy Installation 04.



The ship was constructed over Mars in 2509.[3] Early on in the Human-Covenant War, the Pillar of Autumn participated in the First Battle of Arcadia in February 2531 [4]. She along with three other ships managed to fire on a Covenant ship that was still recharging its shields. Though she was heavily damaged, the Autumn delivered experimental Rhino units to Arcadia to penetrate Covenant shield defenses on the colony world's surface.

Mothballed and due to be scrapped like the remainder of the Halcyon-class cruisers, the Autumn was again brought in to active duty. She had undergone a refit in 2550 to serve in the Zeta Doradus System. She was then relocated to the UNSC stronghold Reach in preparation for her role as a launch pad for a covert operation under the command of Captain Jacob Keyes. The initial plan of the mission was to have the Autumn, retrofitted with state-of-the-art technology, disable a Covenant warship intact. SPARTAN-IIs assigned to the Autumn would then board the ship, locate the Covenant homeworld, and capture the Covenant leadership to force a truce. Dr. Halsey asked which ship Cortana chose for the original mission. Cortana chose the Pillar of Autumn for the skeletal structure, designed by Dr. Robert McLees. "...At the time, deemed unnecessarily over massed and costly due to series of cross-bracing and interstitial honeycombs... Halcyon-class ships, however, have a reputation for being virtually indestructible. Reports indicate these ships being operational even after sustaining breaches to all compartments and losing ninety percent of their armor." This, obviously, implies that the Pillar of Autumn can take an immense beating, therefore being a good choice on Cortana's part.

The Pillar of Autumn pushes through the Covenant blockade and escapes Reach.

Before the Pillar of Autumn could embark on this operation, a Covenant armada attacked and subsequently destroyed Reach. The SPARTANs aboard the Autumn were either sent to Reach's surface or went with John-117 to destroy a ship that didn't do the Cole Protocol and presumed KIA when the Covenant glassed the planet. Meanwhile, the Autumn claims several enemy kills over Reach before enacting the Cole Protocol, leading the Covenant fleet away from Earth. Instead of using a random vector, the AI Cortana guided the ship to the Threshold system based on coordinates obtained from a Forerunner artifact on Sigma Octanus IV.[5] The result was the human discovery of a Halo ringworld, Installation 04.

Upon arrival in-system, the Autumn encountered a large battle group of Covenant CCS-class Battlecruisers that had followed her vector from Reach. The Covenant High Command, reluctant to use plasma torpedoes near Halo, instead send boarding parties to disable the warship. The Autumn destroyed four enemy vessels over Installation 04 before Covenant soldiers disarmed her MAC, rendering the ship defenseless. Keyes then gave the order to abandon ship, sending John-117, the only active SPARTAN left aboard, on a lifeboat to Halo's surface with Cortana to prevent her capture. The Autumn then jettisoned its cryo pods before Keyes crash-landed the ship on the ringworld's surface.

The Pillar of Autumn taking plasma impacts at the Battle of Installation 04.

Many of the Autumn's crew had evacuated the ship through life boats, Pelican drop ships, or ODST drop pods. One group of survivors established Alpha Base on Installation 04, using Pelicans to transport materiel from the relatively intact warship to sustain the humans' guerrilla war against the Covenant.

After the release of the Flood and the Monitor 343 Guilty Spark's subsequent attempt to activate Halo, Cortana reasoned that she and SPARTAN-117 needed to destroy the installation, determining that detonating the Autumn's fusion reactors would be the best way to do so. Cortana's attempt to set off the reactor core from the bridge failed when 343 Guilty Spark stopped the self-destruct sequence from the Engineering section. The Master Chief used explosives to destroy the engine shields and force a chain reaction. After Echo 419 was downed after an aborted extraction of SPARTAN-117 from the Autumn, Cortana and the Master Chief made their way to a docked Longsword fighter and used it to escape Halo's destruction.


The Pillar of Autumn was roughly 43 years old at the time of her escape from Reach and later destruction on Installation 04. She was a cruiser of the Halcyon-class, the smallest cruisers in the UNSC Fleet.[6] Like other Halycon ships, the Autumn was equipped with a honeycombed internal bracing structure that allowed it to function even after sustaining critical levels of damage.

Power Plant

The refit Pillar of Autumn.

The Pillar of Autumn was refitted with an improved nuclear fusion engine that featured two smaller reactors around a larger one, which were capable of boosting the overall power output by 300% if needed.

Fusion reactors generate extreme heat which must be removed in order for them to remain active without overheating. The Autumn's overhauled reactors were an especially severe case of this. Usually, the excess heat was conducted to a chemical agent which would then vent into space. However, the Autumn's upgraded specifications also included an upgraded cooling system, which featured a "laser-induced optical slurry of ions chilled to near-absolute zero", which is far more efficient than the typical method and removed the reliance on expendable chemical temperature-control substances. In essence, the amount of excess heat removed by the new system increased as the reactors' output did. This self-regulating and self-cooling power plant was critical in combat since it virtually eliminated a commander's concerns about overheating and slagging a ship's engines.

The Pillar of Autumn's reactor was able to be overloaded by explosives, either grenades or rockets, destroying the vulnerable vent cores. Once these were destroyed, the reactor began to go critical, resulting in temperatures of over 100,000,000 degrees and a thermonuclear explosion that tore apart a Halo Installation.[7]


The upgraded Pillar of Autumn received extensive refits, including several to its weapons systems. Eventually, it was host to a very powerful armament; far in excess of the original Halcyon-class ships.

  • With extra power capacitors and power recycling systems, the Pillar of Autumn could fire three consecutive shots per charge.
  • The MAC gun fired lighter projectiles compared to most ship grade MACs, but these rounds worked much like Shredder Rounds.
  • 300 Archer Missile Pods which were arranged in thirty columns and ten rows. Each pod contained 26 individual devices, equaling 7800 missiles[8].
  • Four Shiva-class Nuclear Missile, one loaded onto a remote-controlled Longsword interceptor, and three ship-launched.[9].
  • Forty 50mm MLA Auto-cannons with overlapping fields of fire for point defense against single ships. These cannons were later scavenged by the surviving humans on Installation 04 for Alpha Base.

Engine Room

The Pillar of Autumn's engine room was a large, three-deck high chamber allowing access to the fusion engine core. Side passages allowed for movement from the bottom deck all the way up to the catwalks on the third. The manifolds into the cores were suspended above the second deck. Controls on the third retracted these manifolds, exposing a vent that led directly into the core. It was using this method to expose the core via the vents that the Master Chief ultimately destroyed the ship and "Halo". This room is the largest room in the Pillar of Autumn with the exception of the hangar bay and the "Leap of Faith" room.


Airlock 31, 32: Lifeboats destroyed by the Covenant to make way for a Boarding Craft.
Airlock 51: Lifeboat was destroyed by unseen Covenant artillery as it departed from the airlock.
Airlock 52, 53, 61, 62, 63: Lifeboats managed to make it out of the vessel.1

1Airlock 61: the Master Chief, Cortana, 9 other Marines on board and the Bumblebee pilot.

Known Crew

Marines and ODSTs



Pillar of Autumn Command Crew

Other Naval Personnel


  • Jonesy (Unknown crew member's cat)
Crew members in the "Autumn".


The Bulletin Board.
  • The Pillar of Autumn is approximately 1.17 km long.[10] This, however, contradicts the final level of Halo: Combat Evolved where the player must drive along a 3 km long service corridor that supposedly runs the length of the ship. This was probably for generating the tension and atmosphere necessary for the level. It is also possible that due to the many twists and turns, the service corridor is stretched along several levels of the ship, making it possible for it to be that long. This is also the Master Chief's serial number. However, the distance given is as the crow flies, not the actual distance of the path.
  • The Marathon logo is prominently displayed on the Pillar of Autumn's starboard and port sides. The ship's official emblem has the Marathon logo as well. The marathon logo was also visible in the window of the ship in the opening cut scene of the level The Maw.
  • The bulletin board just outside the bridge of the ship contains a number of amusing clips, some throwbacks to Marathon. These can be examined on the first level of Halo: Combat Evolved. The board has a flier for a missing cat called Jonesy. This is a reference to the Alien movies, where the cat's name was Jonesy.
  • Prior to being refit for the Spartan mission, the Pillar of Autumn was equipped with Mark II fusion engines (which supplied only 10% the power of modern reactors), had only light armor, and had just one regular MAC gun and six Archer missile pods.[11]
  • The Pillar of Autumn mess-hall offered a choice between turkey, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, meatloaf, and a dish named Chef's Special. Beverages included cola, water, lemon/lime, lemonade, root beer, coffee, orange juice, hot tea, hot chocolate, iced tea, and Chef's Surprise. These are served in what appear to be vending machines, and are visible in the opening level in Halo: Combat Evolved.
  • In cut scenes, the Pillar of Autumn never moves, it is just a piece of BSP geometry. However, the cameras and the background moved in such a way that it gave the illusion of movement.
  • The Pillar of Autumn has a sister ship known as the Dawn Under Heaven.
  • The Pillar of Autumn supplied Rhino artillery to the ground forces on Arcadia in 2531. These were absent by 2552.



  1. Halo: The Flood, page 136
  2. Sybex Halo PC Strategy Guide Page 60
  3. Halo: The Fall of Reach page 238
  4. Halo Wars, level Arcadia City.
  5. Halo: The Fall of Reach, Epilogue
  6. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 238, paragraph 4: The Pillar of Autumn is forty-three years old," Cortana said. "Halcyon-class ships were the smallest vessel ever to receive the cruiser designation. It is approximately one-third the tonnage of the Marathon-class cruiser currently in service."
  7. Halo: Combat Evolved, The Maw (Level)
  8. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 274-275 Captain Keyes mentions performing a fly-by inspection of the starboard shuttle bay and counting Archer Missile Pods thirty across and ten down, making for 300 Archer Missile Pods. The next sentence then reads "Each pod held dozens of missiles." The count of 128 Archer Missile Pods with 30 missiles each must be a severe under-estimation of the ship's missile payload.
  9. Halo: The Fall of Reach, chapter 29: in response to Captain Keyes' question about the small single ships in the launch bay, Lieutenant Hikowa states,"Yes Sir. One of the Longswords is equipped with a Shiva Nuclear Warhead; it can be remote piloted. We also have three HAVOC Warheads on board".
  11. Halo: The Fall of Reach pg. 238

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From Lostpedia

Portrayed by
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
Mentioned in
Episode count
Centric episode(s)

Also known as
Date of birth
Date of death
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
In Australia...
On the plane...
On the island...
Family members
Fictional character on Exposé

S1 - S2 - S3 - MP - S4 - S5 - S6


Autumn is a main character in the hit television series Exposé. Autumn is described as a sexy crimefighting girl, working under the tutelage of Mr. LaShade. She forms a team with Crystal and Corvette. ("Exposé")


  • Although a cast list was seen in the script, it is not known which of the listed actresses portrays Autumn.
  • In addition to her appearance in "Exposé", her voice may be heard from a television episode Locke is watching in "The Man from Tallahassee".

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Autumn was one of four seasons in a planet's year.


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