Cutthroats were a gang of raiders located in Appalachia.
The Cutthroats were one of Appalachia's five raider gangs and were led by David Thorpe. The gang is responsible for the Christmas Flood event which destroyed Charleston on Christmas Day of 2082, prompted by the presumed death of Rosalynn Jeffries after a failed assault on the city. Although the gang's fate is never directly stated by Rose, one of the few surviving members, it is implied by the large concentration of Scorched in Cutthroats territory and the fate of former leader David Thorpe that the gang may have been wiped out by the the Scorched Plague, as with many of Appalachia's other survivors.
Their logo is mostly likely inspired by the Cutthroat Crag ski trail that was soon to be opened at Top of the World ski resort.
Interactions with the player characterEdit
- Key to the Past - The player character is tasked by Rose with mercy killing David Thorpe and retrieving the Cutthroats' piece of the raider stash code.
- David Thorpe - The gang's former leader and Rosalynn Jeffries' lover. Responsible for the Christmas Flood that destroyed Charleston. Can be found as a Scorched at Big Fred's BBQ Shack as of 2102.
- Rosalynn Jeffries - David Thorpe's lover, was captured by the Responders during a failed raid on Charleston at Christmas eve, 2082. In response, the next day Thorpe used a mini nuke to destroy Summersville Dam, destroying Charleston but killing Rosalynn. Her personality was later replicated in a Miss Nanny model robot.
- Carol Sweeney - Suffered a crisis of conscience following the Christmas Flood and along with a handful of other Cutthroats who felt the same, left the gang and settled in the Big Bend Tunnel as farmers and scavengers.
Cutthroats appear only in Fallout 76.