The Boneyard was founded by those emerging from the Los Angeles Vault in 2092, subsequently attracting survivors.[Non-game 1] These survivors also founded Adytum, the fenced sections in the suburbs of the old Los Angeles and started the Regulators. Some founded other gangs, like the Blades and the Rippers. Although the Gun Runners eventually staked out a presence in the city, they were not from there originally.
Gangs and Adytum
In 2155, the Master learned the location of the Los Angeles Vault, conquered the inhabitants and set up operations there, and the human cultists began to use the vault as their power base. Eventually, a monumental building known as the Cathedral was constructed above the vault. The cultists thus became known as the Children of the Cathedral. Of those that remained in the Vault, most became the Master's servants and members of the Children of the Cathedral. Those that left could be part of almost any organization in L.A.[Non-game 2]
In the 2150s, a pack of deathclaws appeared in the Boneyard, taking over the base of the Rippers. In 2158, Jon Zimmerman, the town's mayor, hired a band of mercenaries known as the Regulators to help protect Adytum from the deathclaws and the odd random attack by raiders, who by 2161 were in control of Adytum. The Vault Dweller recounts that "[He] found many enemies, and a few friends, in the Boneyard. [He] killed when necessary and learned more about the nature of [his] true foes." Sometime during his journey in the Boneyard, he killed the deathclaws which allowed the Gun Runners to expand their business.
State of the New California Republic
As one of the largest cities in NCR territory, it was a natural choice for many organizations to place their headquarters. Thus, by 2281, the Boneyard is host to the Republic Reserve and the Follower's Angel's Boneyard Medical University among many others. As the NCR now has control over the Boneyard, it has become much more stable, with the buildings rebuilt, redecorated and renovated. However, some people that live there claim it is not the best place to grow up, indicating the NCR still has some work to do and are working to fix it.
The Boneyard can be found one square west and 17 squares south of Vault 13.
The Boneyard is divided into five sections.
|Boneyard Library||←||Boneyard Downtown||→||Deathclaw warehouse||→||Fortress|
The first location on entering the Boneyard is Adytum, one of its most important settlements. It is an enclosed community, surrounded by barbed wire and seemingly protected by a militia called the Regulators. In 2241, after the Boneyard became one of the states of the NCR, the Adytum was renamed the New Adytum.
On the eastern outskirts of the city lies the Gun Runner factory, where they first settled as small-time weapons manufacturers around 2161. Surrounded by a moat of radioactive fluid, the Gun Runners sell high quality firearms and ammunition, but are limited in their trading due to the nest of deathclaws to their west.
The former Los Angeles Public Library lies west of Downtown, home to the Followers of the Apocalypse, a peaceful community that migrated into the city sometime before 2161 and settled in the library, dedicating themselves to spreading enlightenment and preventing war. By 2281, they established a Medical University within city limits and are single-mindedly dedicated to spreading knowledge across the wastes.
Between Downtown and the Fortress lies a destroyed warehouse, that was once home to the Rippers, before deathclaws wiped them out and occupied the building as their lair, becoming a scourge on the area by 2161.
- The NCR dollars found in Fallout: New Vegas all have Angel's Boneyard printed on them.
- The background music is City of Lost Angels, which has been later used for Ghost Farm and Golgotha.
- The west coast field offices of Vault-Tec was located somewhere in the Los Angeles area, and a Vault-Tec demonstration Vault, which was not part of the Vault Experiment, was built there.
- Caesar was born near the Boneyard. His father died in a raider attack when he was two years old, after which his mother moved them into the Boneyard and worked for the Followers of the Apocalypse at their Library, and he later joined the Followers.
- The Vault Dweller mentions the Boneyard in their memoirs: "I found many enemies, and a few friends, in the Boneyard. I killed when necessary and learned more about the nature of my true foes."
- Joshua Graham mentions the Boneyard.
- In Fallout: New Vegas, the pre-War name of Los Angeles appears on a road sign along with Mojave Wasteland locations Nipton and Primm.
- Curie mentions wishing to visit Los Angeles upon reaching Boston Airport.
- Johnny Weston mentions his origins may be Los Angeles.
- Billy Knight mentions the Boneyard in his standup routine.
- Fallout Bible 0: "2092 LA Vault opens, the Boneyard is founded and attracts survivors."
- Fallout Bible 0: "2155-2156 After capturing a caravan of strange-garbed travelers (vault dwellers), Master learns the location of the Boneyard Vault, the future site of the Cathedral. He conquers the inhabitants and sets up operations there, and the human cultists begin to use the Vault as their powerbase. Within the Vault, the Master learns of other Vaults, and realizing their human occupants are ripe for transformation, begins to send out patrols to Vault locations in search of these other Vaults."