A crime family mostly operating in the West Side of New Reno, the Salvatores operate under the sole leadership of aging crime boss, Louis Salvatore. The family maintains a low profile and have been described as a "quiet bunch," building up their forces and developing their influence and wealth before brutally asserting their presence with laser pistols in early 2241.
Two of Salvatore's men executed a group of rival thugs belonging to the Bishops and Mordinos, the latter of which tried to encroach on their territory in the West Side. The shock of losing men to superior armaments resulted in the families giving them a wide berth.
The Salvatores mostly keep to themselves, the other families keeping their distance ever since the West Side Massacre. They are very protective of their secrets and have killed people who asked questions, such as those concerning their laser weaponry. The family has also killed for other self-defined "insults" toward them, such as cheating at cards.
Despite their reclusiveness, they do not shy away from conflict. Rather than direct and high-profile brute force, they utilize subterfuge and racketeering protection services. Louis Salvatore ordered Richard Wright to be poisoned with tainted Jet, knowing that the Wrights would blame the Mordinos for the killing. This would lead to war between the two families, weakening them and allowing the Salvatores to take control of New Reno.
One of the crime family's noteworthy dealings was with the Enclave, who traded them laser weaponry in exchange for critical chemical components required to develop and manufacture their FEV Curling-13 project.
The Salvatores appear only in Fallout 2.
Behind the scenes
- The Chosen One: "Tell me about the Salvatore Family."
Jules: "Quiet bunch. They're led by Louis Salvatore, an original gangster gettin' on in years. Their territory's on the West Side; their crib's this bar called Salvatore's on 2nd Street. Don't be making trouble there."
- The Chosen One: "Did they always have these pistols"
Jules: "They didn't always have 'em'else they'd be in charge o' New Reno'ALL of New Reno. As it stands, they're just building up quietly. Those pistols showed up'maybe a few months back, 'round the time o' the massacre."
- The Chosen One: "Massacre?"
Jules: "Oh, yeah'two Salvatore boys with those pistols killed a buncha Bishop's men, then shot down some of Mordino's boys who'd been tryin' to muscle in on the West Side. Since then, the other families steered clear of the Salvatores."
- The Chosen One: "They shoot light? Do they call the pistols 'laser pistols?'"
Jules: "Well, uh, I don't really know' I ain't sure what you're talking about. But take my word for it: don't go asking the Salvatores about those pistols. They have this twitchy habit a killing people who're curious."
- The Chosen One: "Let me prove it, Mr. Salvatore. Assign me a task."
Louis Salvatore: "(Takes a deep breath from the oxygen mask.) There is... a man... who has used his... skill with cards to rob me. The sum is...trivial. The insult is not. I want him killed and the money he stole returned."
(Louis Salvatore's dialogue)
- Track down Pretty Boy Lloyd, recover the stolen money, and make an... example of him
- The Chosen One: "Word is you had Mr. Wright's son poisoned. Why?"
Louis Salvatore: "(Mr. Salvatore looks at you for a long time in silence, then speaks.) We Salvatores...we will rule New Reno. If a child must die to insure that, it will be...done. There is no other reason."
(Louis Salvatore's dialogue)
- The Chosen One: "You were ASKED to make poisoned Jet? For who?"
Renesco: "The Salvatores requested it -- they said it was a..."special order." I didn't know they were going to give it to the Wright kid. You HAVE to believe me...I don't poison kids!"
- Orville Wright: "Now why in hell would they do that?"
The Chosen One: "Way I see it, the Mordinos control the Jet in Reno. Naturally, you'd blame them for a drug overdose... and then there'd be war. IF you two didn't wipe each other out, you'd at least be weakened by the fight. That makes life easier for the Salvatores... all they have to worry about then is the Bishops."
(Orville Wright's dialogue)
- The Chosen One: "What kind transmissions are you talking about?"
Metzger: "The Enclave and New' hey. What the hell you care for? It's business. I need to be sure no one's trying to fuck me over. That's all you need to know."
- Help guard a secret transaction taking place in the desert