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Lewisburg is home to art, music, and mountain culture! Come visit today!— Lewisburg Ad Eyebot

Lewisburg is a town in the Ash Heap region of Appalachia.

Background

In the 21st century, Lewisburg was a mining town, though its unique welcoming atmosphere earned it the title of Coolest Small Town USA in a 2061 plebiscite.[1] Lewisburg denizens went to great lengths to maintain that atmosphere, through a variety of initiatives including Sky Gardens (rooftop gardens cultivating produce, flowers, and helping keep the air clean and the community tight), art exhibitions at the local Serenity Road Art Gallery, and festivals in the streets of the city. The sole blight on this almost unbearably happy town was the Ash Heap, belching toxic ash in every direction and forcing the denizens of Lewisburg to use a gas mask on days with unfavorable weather.[2]

Prior to the Great War, Lewisburg's miners were striking along the southern section of the town, but the majority of the townsfolk still came out to vote and celebrate Halloween with a festival, which included stalls around the town and a live band.[3] The protests caused a train wreck, which can still be seen on the southeastern side of the town, all the way to Big Bend Tunnel.

Lewisburg survived the war largely unscathed and stayed organized for years after the conflict, independent and largely self-sufficient thanks to their sky gardens. Together with the sky bridges providing excellent over-watch positions, they could stand against wildlife and random ne'er-do-wells. There was a Responders presence in the town, as seen by the merchant in Lewisburg Station, their campsite in Lake Reynolds, and the police and fire truck vehicles around the town. A Cutthroat raider by the name of "Bleeding" Kate was looking to attract more customers from Lewisburg to her road cinema at the Grindhouse in the Forest.[4]

Denizens of Lewisburg tried to preserve as much of their culture as they could as well and maintained the tradition of Spring Garden Festivals, which became major trading events as well, with stalls erected to barter weapons, armor, food, and other necessities. However, during one of these festivals, raiders decided to exploit their momentary distraction and hit the town, taking to the rooftops and gunning the denizens down.[5]

Kerry and his crew of raiders ambushed Natasha Hunt, a member of the Order of Mysteries, in Lewisburg. She managed to take down half of the crew and Kerry himself before dying to the raider band.[6]

Layout

Lewisburg is a small town laid out in the shape of a square, with the two streets in the center dividing it into four neat quadrants. The southwest and southeast parts of the town offer little in the way of loot or interest. The northern two sectors flank a street where a festival was taking place, with stalls stretching all the way out to the northern end of the town.

Approaching from the west, Lewisburg's station can be seen on the first right; this road continues past the train station and leads to Monongah power substation MZ-03 and Big Bend Tunnel West. The road left climbs upward and turns right, leading to a series of open-air shops; of note, the open-air market includes an abandoned food kiosk and a small gun reseller. Lewisburg's main road contains more open-air shops; while most are of little interest, the cash registers can be a good source of pre-War money. A concert area comprises the northeast corner of the town and provides access to Pleasant Hills Cemetery to the north. There is a cooking station at the northern end of the main street, in the food stall.

The other sector contains the old art gallery on the northwestern corner and the visitors center in the southeast. The emergency exit in the courtyard grants access to the rooftops. The visitors center is worth checking out for the terminal entries and the attic, which contains a steamer trunk, accessible from the rooftops.

The back alleys offer stairs up to the roofs, connected by sky bridges, and topped with greenhouses. These provide a good source of fertilizer, ash rose, and access to the attic of the town hall, which contains a steamer chest. On the other end of the rooftops is another cooking station. Just southeast of the town, towards Big Bend Tunnel West, is a Bot-Stop, which is used in Bots on Parade.

On the outskirts of the town there is Lake Reynolds, and the Hornwright air purifier site 02, which is technically part of the township.[7] A Bot-Stop is found on the southeastern side of the town, and not far away is the Big Bend Tunnel West.

Sections

Pre-War residents

Individuals

Families

Notable loot

  • Order of Mysteries - Lewisburg - Holotape, on the body of Natasha Hunt during Initiate of Mysteries.
  • Easy pickins - Note, on a roof next to the body of Kerry.
  • Note to Lorri - Note, on the upper floor of the visitor's center sitting on a clipboard next to a working terminal.
  • Kerry's orders - Note, on a dead raider on a roof during Initiate of Mysteries.
  • Klein's notes, part 1 - Holotape, in a duffle bag in a rusted police patrol car. Found during The Lowe-Down.
  • Klein's notes, part 2 - Holotape, next to two skeletons behind a house with a plastic flamingo in front of it (the house is northeast of the police patrol car where part 1 is found). Found during The Lowe-Down.
  • Wolf check-in 64 - Note, in a cooler behind a house with a plastic flamingo in front of it. Near Klein's notes, part 2. Found during The Lowe-Down.
  • Further instructions - Note, in a leather bag on a roof of a building across the road from Van Lowe Taxidermy (to the north). It is near a greenhouse containing ash roses. Found during The Lowe-Down.
  • C.H. Monthly, January - Note, on the same roof of the greenhouse, outside.
  • Mistress Natasha Hunt's login - Keycard, on the body of Natasha Hunt during Initiate of Mysteries.
  • Spare operative keycard - Key, in the leather bag that the Further instructions note is in.
  • Two potential Vault-Tec bobbleheads:
    • One on the upper floor of the visitor's center, near the restrooms, sitting on a wooden desk next to a radio.
    • In the east-central block of the rooftop garden area of town, in the "rooftop living room" on top of the two-level white brick building, on a wooden crate near a couch.
  • Potential magazine - Inside the malt shop, on the counter near a skeleton.

Appearances

Lewisburg appears only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes

In the real world, Lewisburg is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Lead artist Nathan Purkeypile visited the city while scouting out West Virginia for the game.[8]

Gallery

References

  1. Sign at the entrance to the town.
  2. Lewisburg terminal entries; Lewisburg visitor's center terminal, Lewisburg Newsletter
  3. Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Atlas of Appalachia p. 385–386, LEWISBURG:
    "Lewisburg's miners may have been striking along the southern perimeter of town, but the majority of the townsfolk still came out to vote and celebrate Halloween with a festival, complete with stalls and a live band. All that has been replaced with crumbling buildings, dilapidated and faded bunting, and ferocious enemies ready to cut you from gizzard to throat. The town is initially a little mazelike, but most of the fire escapes provide access onto one of the two rooftop garden areas in the center of town (this has an excellent selection of plants to harvest). You can also visit a few of the stores still standing."
  4. Bleeding Kate's Grindhouse terminal entries; Kate's terminal, Baby Tapes
  5. Easy pickins
  6. Lewisburg ambush
  7. Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Atlas of Appalachia p. 385, HORNWRIGHT AIR CLEANSER SITE #02:
    "The site is set into the hills northwest of Lewisburg and is technically part of the township."
  8. Nate Purkeypile on Twitter: "Yeah, Lewisburg was really cool. I've been to the Greenbrier 3 times now and done the bunker tour twice. Fun stuff!"
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