Minerva was a bookworm who loved reading as a child.[Non-game 1] Nowadays, she 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. Her caravan sells "recreations" of rare plans and recipes, and she claims to have a photographic memory, which helps with these recreations.
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.
|July 12-14, 2021||Foundation||List 1|
|July 19-21, 2021||Crater||List 2|
Interactions with the player character
|This character is a ghost. Ghost characters cannot be damaged, and will ignore combat.|
|This character is a vendor.||
All sales are 25% off
|This character appears in the following locations.||
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, or 13-15. During Minerva's Big Sale, her inventory will be list 4, 8, 12, or 16. 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.
Behind the scenes
Quest designer Carl McKevitt contributed to Minerva's writing and design. Her name is a reference to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, strategic warfare, justice, law, victory, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy.[Non-game 1]
- Caravan manifest
- 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."
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