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Mors Ex Mare.— Decal motto

The Hellcat Company is a mercenary faction operating in Appalachia.


In 2104, the Hellcats were hired by Doctor Edgar Blackburn to protect him in Vault 96, and to provide him with human subjects for his research. He describes the group as somewhat trustworthy, at least as long as they get paid, and morally flexible.[1] In exchange for their services, Dr. Blackburn promised them the right to salvage the contents of the vault.[2] They were eventually overrun by Blood Eagles, who utilized explosives and advanced at a fast pace toward the mercenaries.[3] At some point prior, the Hellcat Company was hired to deal with the Fanatics of the Pitt.[4] The group is well-equipped, with most members wearing their signature mercenary outfits, while officers have access to unique power armor sets.





The Hellcat Company appears in Fallout 76, introduced in the Steel Reign update.

Behind the scenes

The Hellcat Company logo features the Latin phrase "mors ex mare," which may be translated as "death from the sea."



  1. FEV research log #112
  2. Vault Dweller: "Who are you?"
    Corporal Woods: "Name's Woods. Corporal Woods, Hellcat Company. Mercenaries. We got hired by this creep of a doctor to guard the place...among other things. Promised us salvage rights here when he was done. Don't think we're gonna collect on that."
    (Woods' dialogue)
  3. Vault Dweller: "How'd a mercenary squad get overrun by Blood Eagles?"
    Corporal Woods: "Our own fault. We got lazy. This place is so far out of the way, nobody ever passes by. Kind of the point. We figured we'd be shooing off the occasional stray scavenger that came poking around. This lot sent grenades through the entrance before we knew they were there. Rushed us while we were recovering. I took a bullet in the gut. Bastards left me to die slowly, because they thought it was funny."
    (Woods' dialogue)
  4. Hellcat mercenary: "This sure is better than dealing with the Fanatics at the Pitt."
    (Hellcat mercenary's dialogue)