Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Cipher children are Ciphers who live in Mesa Verde in 2253.


These are the children of the Cipher adults. While many other families chose to adopt a nomadic lifestyle to avoid the perpetual thirst and hunger. Those with very young children or Ciphers too old and feeble to travel remain full-time in the village. Both Cipher men and women are capable fighters, and even the children are taught how to fight as soon as they're able as a matter of practicality.[1]

Daily scheduleEdit

The children start their day by listening to one of Nemonik's lectures up at the kiva on the Mesa Top. They spend the afternoon playing in the village and the evening hanging around the kitchen. By nightfall they return to their homes and go to sleep.[2]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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  • Rescue the captured Ciphers: After the Vipers have been dealt with, slavers of Caesar's Legion will learn of the development and pose as a caravan seeking to do trade. Because of the narrow trail the caravan can't make its way to the village, forcing the Ciphers to come to them. This tactic has worked and the slavers have managed to capture several Ciphers including children. Azkee wants the Prisoner to rescue as many as possible.[3]


Cipher children were to appear only in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.


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