Have you found my boy yet? I don't know how long he can last out there on his own.

Ardin Buckner is the head of the Buckner family in 2241.


Ardin is a very fit and vivacious woman in her early fifties.[1] She is the strong-willed woman in charge of the Buckner family of Klamath. She runs a combined bar, hostel, and shop, the Buckner House, in addition to a brahmin herd, which are the sources of her income. She is friends with many of the town's residents, including Whiskey Bob, who always seems to have some hooch available.

She has two children - Maida and Torr Buckner, who help her in running the business, one with her refined merchant's sense and the other with sheer physical prowess (despite his rather limited intellectual aptitude) - and was looking to form a permanent relationship with Smiley the Trapper, but before she could finalize it, he went missing in the toxic caves.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

This character starts quests.


Other interactionsEdit

  • Ardin provides some information on Klamath and its denizens. If the Chosen One helps the Duntons rustle the brahmin, she will also be worried about Torr, who went missing in the canyon west of town. Obviously, if the Chosen One lets either Smiley or Torr die (or kills them purposefully), she will be devastated.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Farmer outfit


Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 2 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Originally, the Chosen One was to be able to expose the Dunton rustling scheme, but it was cut before release.

Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout 2 cut content.


Ardin Buckner appears only in Fallout 2.


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