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Aha, you could have gone to any old merchant, but you, my friend, have that special refined taste. Very nice.

Minerva is a gold bullion vendor selling rare plans and recipes at discount, working for the Blue Ridge Caravan Company in Appalachia.

Background

Minerva originally came from DC, where she survived the bombs dropped during the Great War inside a library functioning as a secondary shelter. At a young age, and after strolling around with several groups, her talents finally caught the attention of some Blue Ridge Caravan folk passing by. She joined with them and ended up as an apprentice to a bookseller, even learning how to copy books by hand from him. Over time, the bookseller turned into a friend and mentor for her, and after his passing, she took over his caravan and expanded its inventory.[1]

Characteristics

Minerva works as a merchant dealing in gold bullion and is protected by her bodyguard, Tommy Ten-Toes and her brahmin Minos. She has traveled with the Blue Ridge Caravan Company in the past, and has worked with Aries.[2] Her caravan sells "recreations" of rare plans and recipes, and she claims to have a photographic memory, which helps with these recreations.[3] She draws the plans of guns and other items herself.

Daily schedule

Minerva will set up camp at one of three randomly-selected locations in Appalachia each week: Foundation, The Crater, or Fort Atlas. She will only change locations once per week. Her schedule will run from noon (U.S. Eastern) Monday through noon (U.S. Eastern) on Wednesday for three weeks as part of Minerva's Emporium. The fourth week, she will run from noon (U.S. Eastern) Thursday through noon (U.S. Eastern) on Monday, referred to as Minerva's Big Sale. Her schedule will then start over and repeat the following week.[4]

Historical schedule

Date (2022) Location Inventory List
May 12-16, 2022 Fort Atlas List 12
May 2-4, 2022 Crater List 11
April 25-27, 2022 Foundation List 10
April 18-20, 2022 Fort Atlas List 9
April 07-11, 2022 Crater List 8
March 28-30, 2022 Foundation List 7
March 21-23, 2022 Fort Atlas List 6
March 14-16, 2022 Crater List 5
March 3-7, 2022 Foundation List 4
February 21-23, 2022 Fort Atlas List 3
February 14-16, 2022 Crater List 2
February 7-9, 2022 Foundation List 1
January 27–31, 2022 Fort Atlas List 24
January 17–19, 2022 Crater List 23
January 10–12, 2022 Foundation List 22
January 3–5, 2022 Fort Atlas List 21
Date (2021) Location Inventory List
December 23-27, 2021 Crater List 20
December 13-15 2021 Foundation List 19
December 6–8, 2021 Fort Atlas List 18
November 29-December 1, 2021 Crater List 17
November 18–22, 2021 Foundation List 16
November 8–10, 2021 Fort Atlas List 15
November 1–3, 2021 Crater List 14
October 25–27, 2021 Foundation List 13
October 14–18, 2021 Fort Atlas List 12
October 4–6, 2021 Crater List 11
September 27–29, 2021 Foundation List 10
September 20–22, 2021 Fort Atlas List 9
September 9–13, 2021 Crater List 8
August 30-September 1, 2021 Foundation List 7
August 23–25, 2021 Fort Atlas List 6
August 16–18, 2021 Crater List 5
August 5–9, 2021 Foundation List 4
July 26–28, 2021 Fort Atlas List 3
July 19–21, 2021 Crater List 2
July 12–14, 2021 Foundation List 1

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character ignores combat and cannot be damaged.
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This character is a vendor.
  • Accepts Gold bullion
  • Sells:
    Special vendor
    All sales are 25% off
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This character appears in the following locations.

Random selection:

Inventory

Equipped inventory

Vendor inventory

The items Minerva sells rotate weekly. During Minerva's Emporium, her inventory will be one of the following lists: 1-3, 5-7, 9-11, 13-15, 17-19, or 21-23. During Minerva's Big Sale, her inventory will be list 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, or 24. All prices will be 25% off the normal prices for these plans at the other vendors. There are no quest, reputation, or player-level requirements to purchase any item.

Minerva's Emporium
Minerva's Big Sale

Appearances

Minerva appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Steel Reign update.

Behind the scenes

Quest designer Carl McKevitt contributed to Minerva's writing and design. According to Carl, she is a bookworm who loved reading as a child, and Carl compared her character design to the Roman goddess Minerva/Greek goddess Athena.[5]

Gallery

References

  1. Vault Dweller: "You're with the Blue Ridge Caravan Company?"
    Minerva: "Sure am. Been with 'em since I was pint sized brainy brat. I'm originally from DC. Survived the bombs thanks to my local library seconding as a bomb shelter. Wound up wandering from group to group, until my talents caught the eye of some Blue Ridge folk passing through. Ended up being an apprentice for a book salesman, rewriting books by hand. He was a dear friend and great mentor. After he passed, I took over his caravan. Switched from books to something a little more catered for the modern survivor's needs, though. But Blue Ridge are my business partners and my family... And I couldn't ask for a better one."
    (Minerva's dialouge)
  2. Caravan manifest
  3. Vault Dweller: "What sort of things do you sell here?"
    Minerva: "You'd think with all the carnival barking I do, I wouldn't get this question much. But alas, here I go answering it again. My caravan sells recreations of all sorts of rare plans and recipes, at discounted prices no less. I've got what you'd call... a photographic memory If I've seen it, I can picture it, and draw it exactly so. 'The human copying machine,' they say, but I suspect that name will lose its veneer once anyone that remembers copying machines has died off. If you're interested in plans at unbeatable prices, I'm the best that the Blue Ridge Caravan Company has."
    (Minerva's dialogue)
  4. Fallout 76 patch 1.5.4.15 patch notes
  5. BGS_Carl (Carl McKevitt) on Bethesda Game Studios' official Discord

Non-canon

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