Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
In order to remain within the village, I must work, something I cannot do if you continue to disturb me. What do you need?

Symm is a Cipher in Mesa Verde during the year 2253.


Symm is a Cipher who has spent much time travelling the wasteland in search of new and interesting schematics, visiting places from the Old World and storing his findings on his Pip-Boy.[1][2]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Companion: Icon cross
New Plague Carrier: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon cross
Doctor: Icon cross
Starts quests: Icon cross
Involved in quests: Icon check


  • Enter Legitimate Mission Control Launch Codes: If the Prisoner has not by this point realized the clamps need to be released for Hermes-13 to successfully launch, and not potentially explode where it stands,[3] this is his final chance. He will need to track down Symm and acquire the necessary schematics to construct a docking clamp chip.[2]

Effects of the player's actionsEdit

After the Prisoner realizes he needs a docking clamp chip, Symm will make an appearance. If the Ciphers are still safe from or no longer under threat from the Vipers, he will be up near the condensers at the Mesa Top. If the Ciphers have been wiped out, he will be in the main part of the village, angry and seeking revenge.[4]


Symm was to appear only in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.


  1. Trig dialogue file
  2. 2.0 2.1 Symm dialogue file:
    {c16711680}Wait! Do you know anything about a docking clamp?/{c16711680}Wait! Me need docking thingie!
    {c255}I have explored many places of the Old World and stored many things in my Pip. Perhaps what you need is in there. I see that you, too, have a Pip. I shall transfer what I know to you.
  3. Mesa Verde design document/1 - Overview
  4. Mesa Verde design document/1 - Symm
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