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Arlington House is a medium sized house in the center of Arlington Cemetery.

Background

After the Great War and with the subsequent abandonment of Washington D.C., Arlington House stood empty. It was not until the late 2270s that a raider by the name of Junders Plunkett claimed it as his own, to hide from the Regulators. Sheltering among the tombstones, Plunkett also cultivated a shrine to Abraham Lincoln, who is a mythical figure to him.[1]

Layout

Arlington House can be accessed from the cemetery, which in turn can be accessed from several metro tunnels in the surrounding area. In the basement, there is a shrine to Abraham Lincoln, complete with flowers and wine. Should one have the Lawbringer perk, Junders Plunkett will reside here. He commonly spends time in the basement, running upstairs to attack any intruders.

Notable loot

Notes

  • This house can be used for player housing as containers, with the exception of the first aid box near the bed in the basement, do not reset.
  • The radio in the basement will only appear with the Lawbringer, if Junders Plunkett is in the house.
  • There is a safe with a small amount of caps behind the dresser in the upstairs bedroom on the west corner.
  • There is a metal box in the basement that's smaller than other boxes in the game.

Appearances

Arlington House appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

  • Arlington House is a real world location, the former home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
  • The photo of President Lincoln in the shrine is an enlarged version of the exhibit info plates at the Lincoln Memorial. The writing, the ending quotes of Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, can be seen by standing on the far left side of the shrine and looking between the picture and the wood frame or by going to the far right of the shrine and looking in between the wood panels right beside the dresser.

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References

  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.79: "Junders Plunkett
    "Ever since those Regulators have been bothering his Raider brethren, Junders has sought solace surrounded by the ancient dead, cultivating a shrine to a mystical figure from ancient history named "Lincoln." Plunkett spends his time drinking wine, and polishing his spiked dusters."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)