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The tanker vagrants[1] are a faction in San Francisco in 2242.

Background

The vagrants are a diverse collective of solitary wanderers, social outcasts and survivalists from across the wasteland that immigrated to San Francisco for the tolerance and respect for secrecy there. They eventually occupied the deck of the abandoned tanker, forcing the creatures that inhabited it to remain in the holds. The vagrants formed a community, using the vessel as their home, turning it into a simple settlement, selling various scavenged items to visitors.

Leadership

The community is led by captain A. Ron Meyers, an Enclave technician gone AWOL ("a tough old military guy" as described by Marc). The second community leader was Badger, the local hacker and electronics specialist.

Armament

Vagrants, despite their deceptively weak looks, are well armed. A typical tanker inhabitant carries a H&K G11 with spare mags, some stimpaks and cash, though some have M72 Gauss rifles and there's even a unique XL70E3 carried by one of the female vagrants.

References

  1. Fallout 2 endings: "As for the tanker vagrants… well, as vagrants do, they drifted on."
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