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They live in pitiful squalor, undisciplined, intemperate. To enslave them is to save them - to give them purpose, and virtue.

Canyon Runner is a slave master for Caesar's Legion stationed at Cottonwood Cove in 2281. He is currently looking after the captured Weathers family and preparing them for transport deeper into Legion territory. He is also trading and selling other captures.[1]

BackgroundEdit

A former member of the Blackfoot tribe, the first to "join" the Legion, Canyon Runner rose to the position of slave master, specializing in breaking people captured by the Legion and turning them into slaves. He is a zealous follower of Caesar and firmly believes that conquering and enslaving people is saving them from themselves by giving them purpose and virtue.[2][3]

His only chagrin is that the Cove is merely a holding area, so all he can do is assess the fitness of captures before they are sent over the Colorado[4] and process new captures brought in by Legion raiding parties.[5]

His latest captures are particularly problematic, as not only are they poor candidates for slavery, excepting the daughter, the matron also has a tendency to talk back. He would much rather sell them back for caps, but a lack of offers means he has to keep them penned up until they can be shipped out.[6]

LocationEdit

He can be found inside Cottonwood Cove storage or patrolling the area around the building, close to the cage where the Weathers family members are kept.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character is involved in quests.

QuestsEdit

  • Left My Heart: The Courier can buy Frank Weathers' family off him for 300 caps, a Speech check can bring the price down to 150 caps. Alternatively, the Courier can just kill him to set the Weathers family free.
    • During Render Unto Caesar, Canyon Runner will not speak about the Weathers family. He only says to speak with Cursor Lucullus as Caesar does not like to be kept waiting.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Legion explorer armor Machete gladius Legion ear

QuotesEdit

  • "Honestas, Industria, Prudentia - even the virtues of slaves are beyond the Dissolute on this side of the river."
  • "No, no, no - they haven't yet earned the right to be called "slaves"! Those three in the pen are captures, nothing more."

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Canyon Runner appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

GalleryEdit

References

  1. Canyon Runner: "Ave. Have you come to sell or trade for captures?"
    (Canyon Runner's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "It doesn't bother you, enslaving people?"
    Canyon Runner: "Why would it bother me to enslave these wretches? They have no purpose, no creed, no honor. They live in pitiful squalor, undisciplined, intemperate. To enslave them is to save them - to give them purpose, and virtue. Honestas, Industria, Prudentia - even the virtues of slaves are beyond the Dissolute on this side of the river."
    (Canyon Runner's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "How did you join Caesar's Legion?"
    Canyon Runner: "I have Blackfoot in me, the first tribe that Caesar ever led in battle - the tribe that formed the Legion. If not for him, we'd still be living in tents or shacks, scavenging for food like animals. If we were alive at all."
    (Canyon Runner's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "By "captures," do you mean "slaves"?"
    Canyon Runner: "No, no, no - they haven't yet earned the right to be called "slaves"! Those three in the pen are captures, nothing more. I'm a Slavemaster, so I know what I'm talking about. Back at the Fort, I'd have those three half-broken and well on their way. But this is just a holding area, so all I do is assess their fitness and decide whether to send them on."
    (Canyon Runner's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "How did the Legion set up a camp on this side of the river?"
    Canyon Runner: "It was easy. The Colorado is narrow here, and when the Profligates abandoned Searchlight, there was no one to guard the crossing. It's just a small outpost, but we keep busy. Raiding parties go out, new captures come in."
    (Canyon Runner's dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "How much would it cost to buy the three "captures"?"
    Canyon Runner: "It's a weak bunch, to be honest. I'd rather have extra currency to buy supplies or better captures off traders. There's a boy, too old to be trained as a Legionary. Normally they have to die, but he's too frail to make trouble. The old woman's dried up, but she could keep house or do gardening - if she can learn to keep her mouth shut. The girl's the only one of real value, young enough to breed, not hideous to look at. What's your offer for the lot?"
    (Canyon Runner's dialogue)
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