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

Canyon Runner is a Legionary living in Cottonwood Cove in 2281.


Canyon Runner is a slave master for Caesar's Legion. At Cottonwood Cove, he is looking after the captured Weathers family. Canyon Runner originated as a member of the Blackfoot tribe from the Blackfoot Village before his tribe was taken over by Caesar.


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

Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


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.


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


  • When speaking to Canyon Runner, his voice actor does not pause in between sentences occasionally, as if the voice actor was being rushed.
  • He is notably tall, similar to Orris and Lucullus.
  • 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.
  • He could be considered a more friendly member of the Legion, as he speaks to the Courier in a more pleasant manner than other legionaries.
  • Despite being equipped with a Machete gladius in game, his Collector's Edition playing card depicts him using a 9mm pistol.


Canyon Runner appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


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