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Improve The Smelting Furnace was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. It was located in the Furnace Caves.[1]


It'll take some convincing and trust, but if they let you shut down the furnace for a couple of days so you can make some upgrades, you can make it burn hotter and with less fuel, giving them better yields on their smelting.

Character type completion breakdown

  1. ScienceBoy - Is the one with the know-how. If your science is really good, the result is even better than normal.
  2. DiploBoy - Has a better chance of talking them into shutting down the furnace.

Journal Entries

Normal Journal

1 After looking at the Blackfoot smelter, I realized it could be improved.
2 I talked to Scars For Hands, the woman in charge of the smelter, and finally convinced her to let me shut it down for a couple days so I could make improvements on it.
3Quest finishedI worked on the smelter and made some improvements.
4Quest finishedI worked on the smelter and made some major improvements.

Dumb Journal

1 Blackfoot metal-melter works okay, but could be better.
2 Me talk to Scars, she say I can stop fires and fix metal-melter.
3Quest finishedMe fix metal-melter some.
4Quest finishedMetal-melter fixed!