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Cueva Guarache is a location in Zion Canyon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.

Background[]

Around early March 2096, in the midst of his one-man war against the Vault 22 expeditioners, Randall Clark was forced to abandon his previous campsite in Stone Bones cave within the Narrows after a three-man patrol got caught in one of his defensive traps and ricocheting shots from one of their SMGs nearly hit Clark. After he killed the patrollers, he took as many supplies as he could carry and fled from the Narrows as far as Cueva Guarache to avoid being discovered by the others looking for their deceased.[1][2]

By January of the following year, Clark's victory against the expedition was assured after he confirmed they had abandoned Zion. Soon after, however, he discovered one of them caught in a bear trap in his new hideout, a woman named Sylvie. Initially going to kill her, Clark relented and nursed her back to health while learning about her escape from the expedition group. They grew closer over time, eventually becoming romantic with Clark considering Sylvie his wife, though he never told her about his first wife and son that died during the Great War.[3][4][5][6]

For around 3 years they lived in the cave together, scavenging in Zion until Sylvie became pregnant with a son Randall personally named Michael, and he had to go to Toquerville to get medical supplies around September 2100.[5][6] However, when Sylvie's day of labor came in early March 2101, the unborn Michael ended up being a breech birth and when Randall had to anesthetize Sylvie to perform the C-section, the baby ended up dying and so did the mother. He later buried their bodies south of the Narrows and contemplated finally committing suicide,[7][8] though ultimately did not go through with it.

Layout[]

Situated southeast of Ranger Substation Osprey and east of the Zion General Store, close on the edge of the river, the cave entrance leads to a steeply descending corridor. At the bottom of the slope, the path splits, one fork curving left and the other going straight ahead and to the right.

The path straight ahead leads to a dense, heavily trapped wall of brush. Although the brush can be passed through more or less freely, there are two bear traps and a tripwire in the way. The tripwire connects to a pair of rigged shotguns. Past the brush and the traps is a Hard-locked door that leads directly to the former campsite used by the Survivalist.

The traps and dangers can be avoided by proceeding left and descending farther into the cave. At the bottom of the second descent, the path forks again, to the left and right.

The path left opens into a larger chamber with a spore plant and a spore carrier runt. There is a path behind the spore plant into a deeper part of the chamber; however, if not in dire need of cave fungus, there is nothing of use in the chamber.

The path right opens into a very large chamber with a number of spore carriers and giant spore plants, and a few spore carrier brutes for good measure. There are two ridges directly in front on entering the south; either is a good position from which to snipe. A natural balcony runs across the east end of the room. The balcony can be reached by achieving the tricky jump from the northern-most ridge or following a tunnel from the north end of the room around to one end of the balcony.

On the other end of the balcony is a chain-link fence and gate, as well as a very large explosives box and a smaller explosives box. Immediately after the gate is a plasma mine. To the left of the plasma mine are three sacks full of random supplies.

In the Survivalist's chamber to the north is a small explosives crate, and a larger, Very Easy-locked explosives crate. A campfire is nearby, and to the northeast of the campfire is a campfire sack.

At the southern end of the chamber, a raised platform has been constructed. At the west end is a workbench and workbench crate, and a ramp into the sleeping chamber. In the sleeping chamber is a bed and a computer with the logs for the years 2097, 2100, and 2101. In addition, there is a locked (average) gun case that sometimes contains a multiplas rifle.

Notable loot[]

Notes[]

  • "Cueva Guarache" translates as "Sandal Cave" in Spanish.
  • The upper level of the cave has a similar layout to the Silver Peak Mine.
  • It is possible to bypass the entire dungeon and enter the campsite by walking through the brush pile blocking the path to the right at a slight angle; there will be a Hard-locked door that leads directly into the chamber.
  • There is a pair of rigged shotguns by the locked door that can be deactivated by cutting the tripwire. In order to dismantle them, the cursor must be placed around the edge of the brush due to the brush blocking them. There are also two bear traps in front of the tripwire.
  • The bushes that hide the Hard-locked door may cause frame-rate drops when looked at or walked through.

Appearances[]

Cueva Guarache appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.

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