Background[edit | edit source]
Originally owned by the Lucky Hole Mining Co., members of the Cult of the Mothman pestered workers to gain access, but were denied three times. After being reportedly exhausted of resources, the lead mine was ordered to be shut down. The cultists were able to inhabit the lower depths soon after, as the Interloper seemingly foretold. The cult eventually developed the mine into a hidden place of worship.
It is unknown whether the Lucky Hole Mining Co. discovered the Interloper and the buried metal statues or if the mine was further excavated and expanded by the cultists themselves.
Layout[edit | edit source]
The Lucky Hole mine's exterior consists of three abandoned huts with makeshift bedding, a Quonset hut covering the entrance to the mine, and assorted machinery.
The mine opens into a staging area, which includes a bed and a cooking station up the stairs, a power armor station in the storage room below and the locker rooms with various mining-related loot. Throughout the entirety of the mine, lead and crystal ore veins are found that can be mined to obtain lead ore and crystal ore, respectively. The following corridor leads to a junction, with corridors branching off left and right. The lefthand corridor is obstructed by a security door closed from the other side, so the player character needs to pass through the righthand tunnel. The winding tunnel eventually leads to another junction. The southern direction leads to a mining corridor that terminates in a passageway that leads eastwards, into the dark chapel. The "altar" consists of a podium and a coffin that contains the corpse of the cult's priestess. Behind it is a large statue sitting in the middle of a small basin of water in front of a cyclopean statue, buried in the stone and covered with the rot of myriad centuries.
The area behind the waterfall, visible if the player character climbs up the stones, is accessible via the small tunnel that leads away from the chapel, the first on the right when backtracking through it. The hidden corridor that leads to the chemistry laboratory and the location's steamer trunk is obscured by vines and is located on the right (hugging the wall helps fall into it).
Another secret tunnel can be accessed from the one leading to the chem lab. It is completely obscured by vines and leads to what appears to be a burial chamber, with an eldritch monstrosity laid before five large statues and traces of a ritual sacrifice committed with a sickle.
Backtracking through the narrow corridor, there is a locked security door inside. The code is 238963 and can be found in the smuggler's stash note in the hut outside the mine, nearest to the entrance. There are several duffle bags of pre-war money and some shotgun ammo.
Notable loot[edit | edit source]
- Holotapes and notes
- Smuggler's stash - Note, outside the mine in the wooden cabin closest to the mine entrance, on a metal shelf.
- He agrees - Note, found on a desk to the right when entering the mine.
- The Chosen - Holotape, found on the raised area close to the entrance, next to a sleeping bag.
- His birth - Note, found further into the mine by two sleeping bags on a wooden crate.
- His blood - Note, on a table in front of a red locked door halfway into the mine.
- His home - Note, found past the locked red door to the right and by an oil lantern and two-floor mats.
- His springs - Note, further into the mine by a pool next to the lit candles.
- His Priestess - Note, on top of the coffin altar in the main cultist shrine at the end of the mine.
- Chapter 7 - Holotape, on a table in front of a red locked door halfway into the mine, next to His blood.
- Chapter 8 - Holotape, on the wooden lectern by the coffin altar.
- Cultist - Redemption - Holotape, on a table in the hidden room next to a chalkboard.
- Three potential Vault-Tec bobbleheads:
- In the hidden chem laboratory inside the mine, on the bottom lip of the chalkboard.
- In the hidden chem laboratory, by the chalkboard, on the metal table with the beakers.
- In the hidden chem laboratory, on top of a control panel.
- Potential magazine - In the dead-end tunnel at the end of the mine, at the main cultist altar with the pews, on the lectern.
- Power armor chassis - Inside a chained room that can be accessed by going upstairs and dropping off the edge of the platform.
- Other loot
- Cultist blade - Two can be found attached to the wooden lectern by the coffin altar at the end of the mine.
- Ritual bindings - Inside a yellow container within the hidden room next to the altar shrine. The room is accessed via a small tunnel, obscured by some foliage when taking the first tunnel to the right out of the altar room (17 steps along the tunnel on the right).
- Cultist dagger - On a control panel in the hidden room.
- Ritual mask - On top of a control panel in the hidden room.
- Lucky Hole key - On a shelf of the wooden lectern by the coffin altar.
- Potential power armor mod - On a shelf, to the right of an explosives crate, in the same chained room where power armor may be located.
- Lead ore in large quantities (ca. 300 with Excavator power armor).
- Crystal ore in large quantities (ca. 120 with Excavator power armor).
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Lucky Hole mine appears only in Fallout 76.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
|The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
Some of the sacrificial altars, statues, and tentacles may be a reference to H.P. Lovecraft's writings about Cthulhu. The cult of the Mothman being denied three times before being able to enter the mine may be a reference to the denial of Peter in the Christian Bible.
|End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.|