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Not to be confused with Blackwater Bad Boys.

 
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The Blackwater Bandits were a gang of raiders located in Appalachia.

Background

The Blackwater Bandits were one of the gangs that made up Appalachia's raiders. According to Rose, the gang was known for their stealth expertise, having once even infiltrated and stolen from the armory of a Brotherhood of Steel base without being seen.[1]

The gang based themselves in a pre-War government uranium mine, Blackwater Mine. At some point before 2096,[2] a member of the Bandits, Rob, messed with a machine in the mine while drunk, causing a radiation leak.[3] The gang began falling ill, with its members starting to ache and feel weak. The gang's leader, Freddie Lang, attributed this to a "bad flu," and tried to offset the effects via chems.[4] However, the symptoms became worse as time went on, including hair loss, skin peeling, and loss of appetite.[5] Lang eventually interrogated Rob and discovered he was responsible for the radiation leak and promptly killed him.[3] Unfortunately for the Bandits, the radiation lingered in the mine, leading to the deaths or ghoulification of the gang members, with the other gangs never finding out what happened to the Blackwater Bandits.[2]

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Appearances

The Blackwater Bandits are mentioned only in Fallout 76.

References

  1. Rose: "It's probably a good time to teach you that not everyone can be your friend out there. That's the real takeaway from the Diehards. Moving on! The Blackwater Bandits were known for being sneaky thieves. Let me tell you, they once hit a Brotherhood of Steel camp. Insane, right? They snuck right past the guards, and stole guns, ammo, mini nukes-you name it-right out from under the poor bastards, while the rest of 'em slept. Next thing you know, the knights moved on out with their tails between their legs, and we had a new arsenal. Well, the Brotherhood's gone, but we still have heavily armed super mutants. Go steal from them. Sneak around. Maybe you won't have to fight 'em all. But, really, all I care about is their gun stash. Might be a good haul, might not. There's only one way to find out."
    (Rose's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rose: "Rose here. Not that I'm a creep, but I was watching you through the viewfinder again and saw you enter the mine. Can you still hear me? Ah whatever, it's not like you can radio back. Anyhoo! If I recall, we completely lost track of the Blackwater Bandits back in '96. Freddie wasn't looking too good last time we saw her alive. Not her usual bright and spirited self. Real sick. Her hair looked awful. Something happened in that mine hideout of theirs. Not sure what, but if you can figure it out, I bet you'll be able to track down that key fragment. I'll catch back up with ya when I see you crawl out of that cave."
    (Rose's dialogue)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blackwater Mine terminal entries; Blackwater Bandits terminal, Freddie Lang's logs, Radiation Leak
  4. Blackwater Mine terminal entries; Blackwater Bandits terminal, Freddie Lang's logs, Low on chems
  5. Blackwater Mine terminal entries; Blackwater Bandits terminal, Freddie Lang's logs, People gettin' sick
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