|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
Peoria (also called Preoria) is a location in Fallout Tactics, which can be reached from Bunker Beta. The tribal village of Peoria is now only a mockery of the once big city of Peoria, Illinois, located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis.
After the Great War, only a small, primitive tribe of Whachutu inhabits the area. They built their homes over a pre-War storehouse of fusion batteries, which they believe is a gateway between life and death. While the Whachutu tribals know about the batteries, they do not understand their function and have no use for them. The storehouse is guarded by automated turrets and inhabited by radscorpions and giant cockroaches (considered to be "evil spirits" by the tribals).
Around 2197, a Brotherhood of Steel squad led by the Warrior is sent to retrieve the batteries. The tribal father and village elder at that time is Chevron, a strong believer in peace and equality and the shaman is a man called Dhal, who claims he is able to see the future. The warrior and his team are granted passage to the storehouse, where they find three batteries and battle its inhabitants, including the most dangerous of them, Roachor. The team uses the facility's generator and switches to move deeper inside. Depending on how the last switch is used, automated turrets on the entrance will either remain nonfunctional or became activated and shoot all of the villagers. If the village survives, Chevron reveals that he was using the squad to avoid his people being "cursed" by the "spirits." (The symptoms he describes are radiation-induced genetic mutations.) He gives the Warrior a fourth battery as a peace offering, however.
The mission in Peoria consists of obtaining three fusion batteries in an underground bunker.
In the game, the name of the town is often misspelled (such as on the world map) and mispronounced as "Preoria." R. Lee Ermey actually pronounces it both as "Peoria" and "Preoria" in the same paragraph during the briefing.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Whachutu tribals of Peoria are a reference to the fictional African tribe called the Wachootoo from Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls. The movie was released in 1995, 6 years before Tactics was released, and revolves around the locating and retrieval of a Great White Bat. This is reflected in the mission, in which the Warrior is required to retrieve the so called "fyushin bats" beneath Peoria.
Peoria appears only in Fallout Tactics.