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For the city as it was set to appear in the canceled Van Buren, see Denver (Van Buren).

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Denver is a city in Colorado overrun with feral dogs.[1]


The city was annexed by Caesar's Legion after they assimilated the Hangdogs, a tribe who inhabited the outskirts of the city. The packs of dogs are dangerous, swarming their targets and tearing them apart.[2]

A tribe of people learned how to live with the dogs, treating the feral hounds as spirit animals, companions in the post-nuclear world.[3] Between 2277 and 2281, Caesar's Legion came. The Hangdogs were assimilated and their culture wiped out, apart from their skill with dogs, with many being made houndmasters.[4]

The cost was steep, however, as Legate Lanius lost many men to a combination of factors, including supply lines stretched to the breaking point, and vicious dogs that killed many.[5] The city remains dominated by feral dog packs which may include pre-War police cyberdogs,[6][7][8] and the Legion still procures its best dogs from the city.[9]


Denver is mentioned in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-on Lonesome Road.



  1. The Courier: "Where does the Legion get its dogs?"
    Antony: "We breed them, mostly, but sometimes we get some good ones from Denver. That whole city is overrun with them."
    (Antony's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "What were the creatures in the underpass?"
    Ulysses: "They'll start emerging throughout the Mojave in time, might be years. Probably less. They breed fast, hunt in groups, more than enough to bring down the strongest in the Mojave. Once they draw blood... Seen them tear apart Deathclaws... Deathclaw might get some, but the rest will swarm it, tear it apart, like Denver hounds."
    The Courier: "Denver hounds? Denver's far to the East - Legion territory."
    Ulysses: "[SUCCEEDED] Mojave and the Divide aren't the only places I've walked. Walked the East, too, before the Bull came. Then... much like the Mojave before the Bear... tribes, towns, clutching to life. Bull did a better job."
    (Ulysses' dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Tell me about yourself."
    Antony: "I've been around dogs all my life. They're my life, always were - all the way back when I was a tribal, one of the Hangdogs, outside Denver. Dogs roamed that city. Our tribe made peace with them. Thought they were our spirit animals - helped us hunt, provided for us in some lean times. Then the Legion came. Good thing, too. Stronger now, don't need those beliefs anymore."
    (Antony's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "How did you end up joining the Legion?"
    Antony: "When the Legion showed up, we fought, most tribes did. Hangdogs hung out longer than most... broke us by throwing our dogs on the fire. So we gave up, our elders couldn't bear the idea of our spirit animals burning in the afterlife. Still, Caesar was impressed enough to conscript us, use our skills with dogs to join the Legion as houndmasters."
    (Antony's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "As Legate, do you really believe that or are you taking a chance?"
    Lanius: "Hnh. Long ago... when taking Denver, I had to face such a challenge. Many died, over many years to claim the city as ours. It was the lines of food and water that nearly broke the Legion's strength... and the lack of tribals near that cursed city. What I felt in that struggle, I felt as I saw the map of the West. The West is a trap. The bear has already been caught in it, and it is dying."
    (Lanius' dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "I could use Lupa's brain to fix my cyber-dog."
    Antony: "Cyber-dog? Like the ones I've seen up in Denver? I know what you're talking about, and it would make Lupa immortal in a way."
    (Antony's dialogue)
  7. Antony: "The mechanical dog you have with you - where did you get it?"
    The Courier: "Rex? I picked him up in New Vegas."
    Antony: "Oh? Such things are common in Denver, but I didn't know that other cities had them as well."
    (Antony's dialogue)
  8. The Courier: "Why do you want to know?"
    Antony: "I ask because Caesar once had a similar pet, but it was lost during a battle."
    (Antony's dialogue)
  9. The Courier: "Where does the Legion get its dogs?"
    Antony: "We breed them, mostly, but sometimes we get some good ones from Denver. That whole city is overrun with them."
    (Antony's dialogue)