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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.The Vault Dweller

Boneyard, Angels Boneyard, or Angel's Boneyard after it became one of the states of the New California Republic, is the overall name given to the collective of settlements built in the remains of Los Angeles, named for its devastated skyscrapers, reduced to their metal "skeleton," and for the actual skeletons of the dead that littered the city after the Great War.[1]


Most people in L.A. who survived the nuclear blasts died after the bombs dropped, due to radiation poisoning, disease, famine, and other reasons. The city itself was ravaged by fires and nuclear bombs themselves – in fact, one of the warheads effectively turned Orange County into a crater. Some inhabitants took shelter in the demonstration vault, and eventually, most of them emerged in 2092.[2] Many of them were the founders of Adytum, fenced sections in the suburbs of the old Los Angeles. Some founded gangs, like the Blades and the Rippers.[3]

Gangs and AdytumEdit

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.[4]

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 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 RepublicEdit

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


Fo1 Boneyard Adytum

Watch yourself, we'll be watching you

Main article: Adytum

Directly to the southeast, in what was once called Lakewood, lies Adytum, one of the most important settlements in the Boneyard. Lakewood used to be in-land before the war, but the nuclear devastation wrought upon the city caused flooding and destruction of the coastline. The result? Adytum is a coastal settlement. In 2241, after the Boneyard became one of the states of the NCR, the Adytum was renamed the New Adytum.


Fo1 Boneyard Nightclub

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.


Fo1 Boneyard Fortress

You want to buy good weapons and armor?

Main article: Fortress

On the eastern outskirts of the city, near where the city of Whittier once stood, lies the Gun Runner factory, where they first settled as small-time weapons manufacturers around 2161.


Fo1 Boneyard Library

We sell peace

Main article: Boneyard Library

The former Los Angeles Public Library lies in Culver City, on the opposite end, 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.


Fo1 Ripper Warehouse

Watch out for deathclaws!

Main article: Deathclaw warehouse

Between Downey and Norwalk 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 questsEdit


  • 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 here. His father died when he was two years old, after which his mother became a member of the Followers of the Apocalypse, of which he also joined as an adult.
  • It is not known what the canon outcome of the Vault Dweller's adventures in the Boneyard was. The only available piece of information comes from 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. It is not known for certain, however, whether they uncovered the assassination of Zimmerman's son by the Regulators and their attempt at putting their blame on the Blades, and whether they freed Adytum from Regulator rule. It's possible that the Boneyard joined the NCR under the control of Regulators after the Vault Dweller was fooled into killing the Blades. They must have killed the deathclaws, since the Gun Runners in Fallout: New Vegas are the result of expanded business, no longer impeded by the creatures. They'd, however, have attacked them if they turned the Blades hostile.
  • Joshua Graham mentions the Boneyard.[11]
  • In Fallout: New Vegas, the pre-War name of Los Angeles appears on a road sign along with Mojave Wasteland locations Nipton and Primm.


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


See alsoEdit


  1. 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."
  2. Fallout Bible 0: "2092 LA Vault opens, the Boneyard is founded and attracts survivors."
  3. The 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)
  4. 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."
  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. 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
Los Angeles Boneyard
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