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I don't know a thing about no missing refugees from that Aerotech camp. Go cry to somebody else.Saint James

The refugees of the Mojave Wasteland are either one of two categories, those displaced by Caesar's Legion[1] and those NCR citizens and nationals, and other travelers who ventured to New Vegas to strike it rich, only to become completely destitute.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Bitter SpringsEdit

Those refugees of the NCR-Legion War have mostly been gathered at the refugee camp at Bitter Springs. While NCR personnel try their best to care for their charges they are chronically under supplied and understaffed. To make matters worse, their camp has been terrorized by an unknown assailant, which the local NCR officers have determined as living in the nearby mountains. Over the past six months, eight refugees and three soldiers have been killed.[3]

Aerotech Office ParkEdit

In contrast to the war refugees, those at Aerotech Office Park are those NCR citizens and nationals, and other travelers who ventured to New Vegas to seek their fortune, only to become completely destitute.[2] Some try to find honest work in Vegas to make enough money back to move on, but most remain stuck in a perpetual cycle of hopelessness, exploited by crooked merchants taking what little they have through crooked gambling or selling liquor.[4][5]

Even here the efforts of the NCR Army is only enough to keep the people from dying. The shortage of personnel makes it impossible for Captain Parker, the head of the camp, to protect everyone. Some people have gone missing without a trace, while one of the local crooks, Keith, had the gall to set up in one of the suites with a rigged gambling ring.[6] The Followers lend a hand through Bert Gunnarsson, but the Mormon ghoul mostly ministers to those trapped at aerotech, unable to change the situation on his own.[6][7]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Neutral
This character has no special interactions.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland settler outfit (most common) .357 Magnum revolver or nothing

NotesEdit

  • Some are affected by the Sneering Imperialist perk.
  • Some of the refugees appear to be crippled.
  • Child refugees will often remark that they miss their parents
  • Frank Weathers is a refugee who plays an important role in the quest Left My Heart.

AppearancesEdit

These refugees appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Courier: "What is this place?"
    Gilles: "This is the Bitter Springs refugee camp. We've been maintaining it for a few years now, ever since Caesar's Legion started seriously pushing west. Most of the people here were displaced by the Legion's advance. At first there weren't many, but lately it's been more than we can handle."
    (Gilles' dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Courier: "What exactly is this place?"
    Parker: "This here's where folks go when their luck runs out. Drifters up from the Republic, locals that can't turn a dime, drunken reprobates from all around. If you don't have the caps to get onto the Strip, odds are you'll end up here."
    (Parker's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "What's this about someone killing refugees?"
    Gilles: "It started about six months ago. At first it was just supplies going missing - we figured it was refugees. Then people started dying. Always a single bullet to the head, always from extreme range. We've lost eight refugees and three soldiers to this son of a bitch. We know he must be hiding out in one of the caves up in the mountains, but I don't have enough men to send out looking for him!"
    (Gilles' dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "What's the deal with all these refugees?"
    Bert Gunnarsson: "Poor lost souls, most of them. They thought to come to New Vegas and find their fortunes on its shining Strip. But the journey is often long, and the price to enter the city is steep. Those who could not pay ended up here, hoping to earn the caps they need. Some find honest labor, but more fritter away what little they've saved on crooked gambling and cheap liquor. Still, I minister to them as I can."
    (1EBertGunnarsson.txt)
  5. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.315-316: "[2.22] Aerotech Office Park
    Close to a Manhole to the East Central Sewers [U2.EC], and adjacent to the Sharecropper Farms [2.20] and Camp McCarran [2.19] is a fortified refugee camp re-purposed from an old office park. The elevated monorail track surrounds this location. Open the Junk Door, and you can speak to Captain Parker about ongoing humanitarian problems. Occasionally present is a Ghoul named Bert Gunndarsson (a member of the Followers of the Apocalypse), who can heal you. Ask him about the refugees."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Courier: "Sounds like a chaotic place. Is there any way I can help?"
    Parker: "Well, I am a little short staffed. Maybe you could give me a hand. Some people have gone missing from the camp lately. Haven't seen any signs of violence or heard about any feuds, they just up and vanished. I've also got Keith and his gambling to deal with - I know that skunk's cheating folk out of their savings, I just can't prove it."
    (Parker's dialogue)
  7. The Courier: "What's the deal with all these refugees?"
    Bert Gunnarsson: "Poor lost souls, most of them. They thought to come to New Vegas and find their fortunes on its shining Strip. But the journey is often long, and the price to enter the city is steep. Those who could not pay ended up here, hoping to earn the caps they need. Some find honest labor, but more fritter away what little they've saved on crooked gambling and cheap liquor. Still, I minister to them as I can."
    (1EBertGunnarsson.txt)
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