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"City of Lost Angels"
The city of Los Angeles must have been the largest in the world before the War. The L.A. Boneyard stretched forever, the skeletons of buildings lying under the hot sun. Not even the wind entered this dead city.Fallout 2 manual

Boneyard, Angels Boneyard, or Angel's Boneyard is both the overall name given to the collective of settlements built in the remains of Los Angeles[1][2] and state within the New California Republic.[3]


Originally the city of Los Angeles before the Great War, the Boneyard was founded by those emerging from the Los Angeles Vault in 2092, subsequently attracting survivors.[Non-canon 1] These survivors also founded Adytum, the fenced sections in the suburbs of the old Los Angeles and started the Regulators.[4] 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.[4]

Gangs and Adytum

Main article: 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-canon 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.[5] The Fallout 2 manual states that they "found many enemies, and a few friends, in the Boneyard. [They] killed when necessary and learned more about the nature of [their] true foes." Sometime during their journey in the Boneyard, they killed the deathclaws which allowed the Gun Runners to expand their business.

State of the New California Republic

By 2189, the Boneyard became one of the states of the New California Republic and Adytum became known as New Adytum, holding seats in the NCR Senate.[6]

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[7] and the Follower's Angel's Boneyard Medical University[8] 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,[9] indicating the NCR still has some work to do and are working to fix it.[10]


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


Watch yourself, we'll be watching you

Main article: Adytum

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.


Not good to be stuck between the Regulators and the deathclaws

Main article: Boneyard Downtown

Downtown is home to a nightclub, which was used in 2161 as a living space by the Blades and their friends.


You want to buy good weapons and armor?

Main article: Fortress

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.


We sell peace

Main article: Boneyard Library

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.


Watch out for deathclaws!

Main article: Deathclaw warehouse

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.

Related quests



The Boneyard appears in Fallout and is mentioned in Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Honest Hearts, Fallout 4, the Fallout 76 update Wastelanders.


See also


  1. Vault Dweller: "Boneyard"
    Chris Avellone: "This place is the Angel's Boneyard, the remnants of the old city of Los Angeles."
    (Chris Avellone's dialogue)
  2. Vault Dweller: "Boneyard"
    Katja: "The Angel's Boneyard is all that's left of the old city of Los Angeles. Mostly divided among warring factions, these days."(Katja's dialogue)
  3. NCR history holodisk: "Founded eighty years ago, the NCR is now comprised of the states of Shady, Los Angeles, Maxson, Hub, and Dayglow. Approximately 700,000 citizens are pleased to call NCR home."
  4. 4.0 4.1 Vault Dweller: "{110}{}{Tell me a bit about the other residents of Adytum.}"
    Lorraine: "{156}{}{Lots of people lived here. From what I hear, the survivors hid in a big place called a Vault, and came out years later. Some of them started the Regulators and then founded Adytum, while the }"
    "{157}{}{others formed the Blades. The Gun Runners aren't from here originally.}"
    (Lorri's dialogue)
  5. The Vault Dweller: "{112}{}{What's so bad about Adytum supplying you with your materials?}"
    Gabriel: "{113}{}{At first it was fine. They supplied us with raw materials, we manufactured and sold the weapons. Then 3 years ago Zimmerman hired some mercenaries to help protect Adytum from the deathclaw and the odd random attack by raiders. Those Regulators are cold hearted bastards and are squeezing us for all we have. We make the guns and they get rich off of it.}"
  6. The Courier: "Why are funds tied up at the Boneyard?"
    Hanlon: "Senate elections are coming up. Local representatives don't want to push any more funding to the Mojave campaign because it's unpopular. Most of the folks around the Boneyard haven't been to New Vegas and probably never will. All they know is that their money gets sucked away to this desert and their brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters die here."
    (Hanlon's dialogue)
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  8. The Courier: "Are you one of the Followers of the Apocalypse?"
    Usanagi: "Yes, I am. I received my medical training at the Angel's Boneyard Medical University back in the NCR. It's not a requirement to be a Follower to enter the university, but I believe in what they do, so I joined them."
    (Usanagi's dialogue)
  9. The Courier: "So, what's your story?"
    Razz: "Ain't much to tell. Grew up out west, in the Boneyard. Heard of it? Yeah, not many people have. Wasn't really a good place for kids, you know? I joined up to get out. My family's still back there."
    (Razz's dialogue)
  10. The Courier: "How is NCR doing?"
    Hanlon: "It's no secret that we've had better campaigns. Holding this whole length of river isn't easy. We're stretched thin and the Long 15 just keeps getting longer. Slow to get supplies. Slower to get reinforcements. NCR's senate has got funds tied up at the Boneyard and President Kimball ordered our most experienced rangers to chase ghosts down in Baja."
    (Hanlon's dialogue)
  11. The Courier: "How did you rise to power?"
    Caesar: "Ironically, I was born a Profligate myself, a citizen of the NCR. My family lived not far from the great Boneyard. After Raiders killed my father, my mother sought the Followers' protection. I was two years old. She found work at their Library, cooking and cleaning. I learned how to read and soon I was taking courses, free of charge."
    (Caesar's dialogue
  12. Joshua Graham: "The Boneyard, Phoenix, New Vegas, they're just places, metal and stone. New Canaan dies, but the tribe lives on."
    Joshua Graham's dialogue
  13. Curie: "Ahh, the airport. Can we fly to Los Angeles? I hear it is most lovely there."
    (Curie's dialogue)
  14. Johnny Weston: "When the bombs dropped, I was living in New York. Or maybe, Boston. Or coulda been Detroit, or LA. Maybe even England."
    (Johnny Weston's dialogue)[verification needed]
  15. Billy Knight: "I try to be frank and earnest with women. In New Reno, I'm Frank and in the Boneyard I'm Ernest."
    (Billy Knight's dialogue)


  1. Fallout Bible 0: "2092 LA Vault opens, the Boneyard is founded and attracts survivors."
  2. 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."
Los Angeles Boneyard