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Death From Above
(Broken Steel add-on)

location: Citadel
Rockland Car Tunnel
Satellite Relay Station
given by: Owyn Lyons
reward: 1200 XP
previous: Take It Back!
leads to: Shock Value
related: Who Dares Wins
base id: xx000802
Death From Above

requirements: Complete Death From Above
gamerscore: 30
trophy type: Silver

Death From Above is a Fallout 3 quest and achievement that is added to the game in the Broken Steel add-on.



The player is sent to assist a Brotherhood assault on an Enclave outpost at the southwest corner of the map (west of the Dunwich Building), reached via the Rockland Car Tunnel. The Satellite Relay Station is in a new area altogether and is heavily defended by Enclave Soldiers.

Talk to Scribe Rothchild

After you wake up in the Citadel's clinic, after completing the "Take It Back!" quest, you are greeted by Elder Lyons who gives a short overview of what happened during the two weeks you have been passed out and sends you to Scribe Rothchild for a more detailed briefing. Rothchild explains how the Brotherhood systematically attacked Enclave camps with the help of Liberty Prime which has proven to be far more effective than expected. The objective of your mission is to learn how the Enclave are still able to communicate and coordinate their scattered forces, even though Raven Rock has been destroyed. It is believed that the Enclave-controlled Satellite Relay Station might be able to provide answers and you are sent there to assist the assault.

Meet Paladin Tristan and support him during the assault

When you arrive at Rockland Car Tunnel, you are briefed by Paladin Tristan. As in Take It Back!, Liberty Prime will take point, with you and other Knights providing support. The first phase of the assault proceeds much like that mission, as the giant robot stomps implacably down a canyon, swatting Vertibirds out of the sky and crushing all "Communist" opposition in its path.

When the Brotherhood force arrives at the relay station, Liberty Prime analyzes it for weaknesses and then punches a hole in its wall, allowing entrance. Soon afterward, however, he warns that an uplink transmission has been detected and that an orbital strike is imminent. If you do not stay back or immediately retreat to a safe distance from the robot, you will be killed.

Liberty Prime is wrecked by the missile strike, managing to drag himself only a few yards with his remaining arm before shutting down. In the process, his head comes off; like Deputy Weld's when Megaton is destroyed, it can be activated to hear some of his anti-Communist phrases, now slurred and garbled.

Gather data from the Relay Station

The surviving Brothers regroup, and Tristan orders you to enter the base and find out what just happened. Assisted by a squad of Paladins and Operations Officer Edwards, you must fight through many Enclave soldiers before finally reaching a computer room. Encrypted codes can be downloaded from the mainframe terminal.

Return the data to Scribe Rothchild

You are told to return to the Citadel and give the codes to Scribe Rothchild for further investigation. After lamenting the robot's fate, Rothchild takes the data and directs the player to Elder Lyons. Talking to him finishes Death From Above and starts the next quest, Shock Value.

Behind the scenes

  • Liberty Prime's death sequence is a reference to the Overseer in Fallout 1; or of a wounded super mutant in a cut scene if the PC sides with the Master at the end of the same. Another possibility is a reference to Frank Horrigan's death who, after being wounded mortally, dragged his upper torso on the ground with his arms before his head blew off.
  • The final moments of Prime also bear a striking resemblance to the finale of The Terminator, in which the Terminator has lost its legs and pursues Sarah Connor by dragging itself with its remaining hand. Liberty is similarly crippled and moves just the same way.


  • At the end of Broken Steel Liberty Prime's head can still be found at the Satellite Relay Station despite being in the Citadel at the same time.
  • As of May 30, 2009, the achievement "Death From Above" and the 30 points are working on the 360. On the PC, you can fix this by typing into the console "player.setstage XX000802 200", where XX is the load position for Broken Steel.esm.
  • At the beginning, in the room where you wake up, if Sentinel Lyons is alive she'll be 'unconscious' on a bed with no way to interact with her. But if you shoot her with the Gauss Rifle or Victory Rifle and score a critical hit, knocking her down, she will then get up, even though she is completely unconscious.
  • At the end of the mission, should you choose to retrace your steps rather than leave via the roof, all of the dead Enclave soldiers will respawn without their clothing and fire on you. If the player returns a second time after leaving, it is possible that only the enemies in the room with the first staircase will respawn, and will do so with their armor and weapons intact regardless of whether or not they were looted previously
  • If you haven't completed Picking Up The Trail and instead go straight to Vault 87 sometimes Rothchild will bug and not speak about the quest thus you cannot progress.
  • At the beginning you are to speak with scribe Rothchild who then tells you to "go and take a good look at the map". After that he does nothing thus you can not move forward in that quest.The console command "player.setstage XX000802 20" (with XX being the load position for Broken Steel.esm) will bypass this stage of the quest as complete .
  • After Liberty Prime punches a hole in the wall, the door that leads to the next section of the quest is missing. If you attempt to pass through where the door should be, you will fall and be stuck between an invisible wall and the rocks behind the building. The quest marker showing you where to go leads to (what I presume to be) the exit of the quest, north of the original entrance. This occurred whilst using the 1.7 patch.
  • When told to report to Elder Lyons does not appear in the citadel, but instead the quest marker is way up north, on the right hand side of the river bank, between Bethesda Ruins and Big Town, on the north side of the bridge. - Confirmed on Xbox 360
  • After being briefed by Scribe Rothchild to meet up with Paladin Tristan, you may arrive at the Rockland Car Tunnel only to find the door is locked and requires a key. Go back to the Citadel and speak with Scribe Rothchild again. It will then show you have completed speaking to him (again) and when you go back to Rockland Car Tunnel the door will not be locked. There is no key to obtain. (confirmed on PC)
  • After talking to Rothchild for the mission briefing during Death from Above he will tell you to follow him over to the map. Walk a few feet away from the map and wait until he walks over to it. Wait about thirty seconds and then talk to him. He should ask if you have any questions about the Brotherhood. Be aware that by doing this Rothchild will skip his whole speech about the Enclave encampments they have located. Your quest will still update with the map marker for Rockland Car Tunnel. (unconfirmed)
  • When fighting Enclave soldier's inside Satellite Relay Station,after some of fighting has stopped sending home Dogmeat (maybe even a follower)may cause Brotherhood of Steel soldier's to relentlessly attack them.This happened when I went in with Fawkes and Dogmeat on Xbox360.Dogmeat can be sent back to Vault 101 safely by going back outside the facility.
  • One of the three paladins may ocassionly be unresponsive.


Broken Steel (add-on)
Quests in Fallout 3
The Citadel

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Star Wars Fanon

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Death From Above was the debut single off of SlipKnoT's third album, Third Edition.

Heavy even by SlipKnoT's standards, Death From Above dealt with the conclusion of the recent Sith Crusade and the destruction reign down upon the numerous planets of the galaxy by both the Sith Order of Decreto and the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances. A commercial success, Death From Above was noted as being JoJordis' favorite track, mainly because of its heavy drum use.

This article is a stub created by Jasca Ducato. You can help Jasca Ducato by fixing any spelling or grammar mistakes made.

#0 SiWils – #1 JoJordis – #2 PauGrey – #3 ChriFehn – #4 Jam Roo – #5 CraJo – #6 Shan Chran – #7 MiThom
#8 Cor Tal


Albums: Veterans | Mortis Approaching | Third Edition
Singles: Dual Nature | Veterans | SlipKnoT | End of Days | Kings of DeMoin | Darkness Returning | Inland Empire
Pulse of The Enemy | KoЯЯn | Version 2 | Death From Above| Third Edition | The Traitors' Anthem | PЯЯaesitlyn | Merry LifeDay


DeMoin tour | Core Worlds tour | Decreton Empire tour | Third Edition tour

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