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According to local folklore - as well as a statue and museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia - the Mothman is a terrifying half-man, half-moth hybrid. Pray you never encounter it and learn the truth.Fallout 76 loading screen hints

Point Pleasant is a town in the Forest region of Appalachia in 2102.

BackgroundEdit

Sitting on the shores of the Ohio River, Point Pleasant's history dates back to the time of the Colonies. First established as Camp Point Pleasant during the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774 where a Virginian militia defeated the English-aligned confederation of Shawnee and Mingo warriors under Chief Cornstalk (considered part of Lord Dunmore's War). Permanent settlement is assumed to date back that far and tied to Fort Randolph, most notable for the murder of Chief Cornstalk while he was in custody as a prisoner of war. Settlement was bolstered by land grants given out by George Washington, but Point Pleasant remained sparsely settled until late in the 19th century, partially due to the belief in the place being cursed for the duplicitous murder of the Native American chief.[1]

Although the town expanded, incorporating in 1833, it remained small time and mostly a transportation stopover on the way over the Ohio River.[1] The town was built over the site of the infamous Fort Randolph and remained a small, quiet town all the way until the Great War. Its single biggest attraction was the famous Mothman Museum, dedicated to one of Appalachia's most well known cryptids. What the town did not advertise was the fact that the museum was also home to a cult that sprung up around the creature, worshipping it as, effectively, a deity.[2]

After the War, the town was used by the Responders as their outpost on the shores of the Ohio River, connecting their territories with those over in Ohio. Operating out of the converted church, the Responders lasted for a long time, until Appalachia fell to the Scorched.[3]

LayoutEdit

A small town near Vault 76, it was home to a museum of the Mothman which has since been destroyed. A small outpost of Responders were stationed in the town but were overrun by Scorched sometime before 2102. Multiple barricades and ramparts on the roofs of buildings appear incomplete and it seems the town was not well defended nor were there many Responder personnel stationed here. A small medical center was established in the church on the edge of town where multiple Responder corpses can be found.

Points of interestEdit

  • Point Pleasant is a quaint, compact little town with most of the buildings boarded up and blocked off. The rooftops give excellent views of the streets below and allow for hunting down any monsters with ease. The downtown and adjacent street are mostly walled off, making navigation a bit more challenging.
  • The state roads wind around the town itself, branching off and bypassing the downtown along the river to the west and by the main Responder outpost in the church to the east. The Responder church contains a safe, usual medical loot, a chem station, and a medical supplies automated vendor.
  • The primary attraction downtown is the Mothman Museum and the accessible apartment block across the street. The Museum's front doors have to be picked open, otherwise players will have to go around the building and enter via the upper floor, which has a tinker's workbench. The usual museum loot downstairs belies a more interesting find: Through the bathroom, players can access the cultist chapel, which is... Disturbing to behold. The fact that the candles are still lit is even more disturbing. The ritual bindings can be found within. The key to unlock the bathroom door can be found in the house behind Wilson Brother's Auto Repair.
  • The apartment block across the street is mostly gutted, although there is a safe within the store. North of it, past the boarded-up building, is an open garage with a potential power armor spawn.
  • The eastern road, passing behind the museum, includes an ammo vendor and a weapons workbench.

Notable lootEdit

Holotapes and notes
  • Interloper - Holotape, found in the southern apartment across from the Point Pleasant bus stop on a nightstand. The apartment is accessed by jumping onto the fire escape from the top of the nearby truck.
  • The Mothman Cometh - Part 2 - Holotape, found sitting on the television in the same apartment.
  • Wilson's Bros. garage - Note, in the same apartment, found next to the interloper holotape on the dresser.
  • Search teams - Note, in the church being used as a makeshift hospital on a desk near a Responder corpse.
  • Leaving at dawn - Note, found on a metal table on the roof just to the east of the church's entrance.
  • South bridge watch - Note, found on the rooftop of the hardware store with the power armor, sitting on the cinderblocks of the campfire.
  • Note from Miller - Note, found to the left of the base of the Mothman statue.
  • C.H. Monthly, January - Note, inside the same apartment as the Mothman Cometh - Part 2 holotape, on a small nightstand near a door.
  • C.H. Monthly, October - Note, inside the same apartment as the Mothman Cometh - Part 2 holotape, directly opposite of the small nightstand.
Other loot
  • Power armor chassis with T-series armor pieces - Found on the rooftop of the hardware store opposite the western bridge with random power armor pieces attached.
  • Random weapon mod plan - In the open garage, on a cabinet to the left of a power armor station.
  • Random workshop plan - Inside the church, on a small metal shelf opposite of the chemistry workbench.
  • Mothman eggs - Found on the ground around the Mothman statue and around a makeshift shrine table near the collapsed west bridge.
  • Three random recipes:
    • Sitting on a wooden crate near the campfire on the same roof.
    • On a roof with a blue and white tent, on a lower metal shelf.
    • On the back veranda facing the river, on a small table, near the ice cream shop.
  • Three random armor mods:
    • Inside the church, on a metal shelf close to the northern door.
    • Inside the church, on a wooden shelf to the right of a Picklock 2 safe.
    • On the left side of the hardware store, on a shelf underneath a 'Plumbing' sign, to the left of a large toolbox.
  • Two random weapon mods:
    • Near the weapons workbench in front of the hunting supplies store, on top of a stacked wooden crate.
    • In the open garage near a power armor station, on top of a crate.

AppearancesEdit

Point Pleasant appears only in Fallout 76.

GalleryEdit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Real-life history.
  2. The cult chambers beneath the museum.
  3. Responders in Point Pleasant.
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