I've always wanted to make a Quest mod involving the Outcast as I've always felt they're a bit underrepresented in FO3 (and non-existent in FNV). So I thought the idea of recieving a distress signal from a source that had been considered KIA for several years could be an interesting and mysterious starting point....
[In the Beginning...]
Upon meeting the Scribe, they explain that several years ago the BoS sent a squad of hand picked soldiers on special mission. However, they went radio silent and where assumed to be KIA.
Recently, the Outcast have heard reports that a distress signal is being sent out on a frequency used by the lost BoS squad. They want you to find the signal's source, search for survivors, and most importantly - bring back any technology the lost squad may have uncovered. They confide that the Outcast are simply too few and streached too thin to do this themselves.
The Scribe also warns you that the Outcasts aren't the only ones who are receiving the distress signal... The BoS are certainly aware of the signal, and you can bet the Enclave will be searching for it as well....
Xavier has personal Quest of his own; As you travel across the wastes of DC, Mojave and other locations with Xavier, you'll may stumble across unique technology that may interest the Outcasts. Collecting this technology with Xavier present will earn you his respect and unlock extra features...
But where are they coming from? How did this happen to them? Are their attacks random and their hatred for those who use technology a byproduct of their insanity; or do they act with purpose? To find the answers, you must first find the signal.
[ I'm planning create them using a custom Ghoul race equiped with Power Armor and a new voice type with only screams and feral sounds - they've been driven mad and can't speak anymore. ]
+ 3 Part Questline --> At the moment I'm only planning three quests for the main Outcast questline.( a beginning, middle and end to the story... )
+ New Enemies --> Insane BoS knights turned ghouls who roam the wastes, hunting down all those who use advanced technology.
+ New Outcast NPCs --> Including an elite squad comprised of the best of the Outcast.
+ Side Quests --> As you continue to assist the Outcasts, some additional unmarked quests will become available.
+ Power Armor training, if not already received else where.
+ Being officially invited into Fort Independence without the need to break in.
+ New Perk(s)
+ New Outcast gear( probably just custom textures, not all new models )
+ New Challenges related to Outcasts gear.
** Some of the posts below may reference story details or ideas I had previously written above in my initial idea pitch **