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Van Lowe Taxidermy is a store within Lewisburg in 2102.

Background[edit | edit source]

Van Lowe Taxidermy was owned by Shelley van Lowe who inherited it from her parents when they died.[1] She eventually sold it to the Bysshe Company[2] when she left Lewisburg after her brother Calvin's disappearance.[3] The store has a secret basement lab which is accessible by pressing the laundry day date on the wall calendar next to the laundry.[4] This was built by the Bysshe Company for Calvin van Lowe on a weekend when his sister Shelley was out of town.[5]

Layout[edit | edit source]

Van Lowe Taxidermy has three floors and a basement and is a combination of taxidermy store, personal home, and a lab.

First floor[edit | edit source]

The entrance to the building leads to the main taxidermy store. The walls are lined with the merchandise - mounted heads of various Appalachian fauna, mounted antlers and claws, and a large stuffed bear standing in the front window. The store counter sits next to a shelf of taxidermy equipment for the casual hobbyist. A noise complaint lies on the counter next to a terminal. Behind a counter is a red button that can be pressed. There is a display case located against the northern wall which contains a strange bone if the player character has not yet completed Lying Lowe. A doorway to the east leads to a set of stairs that connect to the main living areas. Next to the store counter is a door that leads to a storage area and a set of stairs leading down to the basement. The storage area contains lockers and merchandise which have yet to be assembled for sale. There is a locked storage closet (Picklock 1) which can be unlocked by picking the lock or using the taxidermy storage key which can be found on top of a bureau on the second floor near the staircase.

Second floor[edit | edit source]

The landing area after reaching this floor contains a television and a couch. It also has a small cabinet holding coffee cups, teacups, and a teapot. A door to the west leads to a kitchen. Shelley’s bedroom is connected to the kitchen, through a door that is next to another flight of stairs leading up. In her bedroom is an ensuite, a broken bed frame, and a desk with the Life with Calvin holotape on it. There are three cat heads mounted above Shelley’s desk.

Third floor[edit | edit source]

The third floor contains Calvin’s bedroom and study. There is an upright piano and a couch in the main landing. Calvin’s bedroom is beside the upright piano. Inside his bedroom are a large bed, a dresser with a bowler hat sitting on it, and a vanity with a golf bag leaning against it. His room has an ensuite and inside the ensuite is a set of mounted antlers with six rolls of toilet paper hanging from them.

Calvin’s study is east of the top of the stairs. A terminal sits on a desk next to a note from RobCo customer support. A robot parts model sits on the desk beside the terminal and four empty milk bottles can be found in the wastebasket. There is a map and multiple boards hung on the walls with notes detailing strange occurrences and possible cryptid sightings tacked to them.

Basement[edit | edit source]

A radrat has taken up residence in the basement which is a combined laundry and workshop area that contains a chemistry station. On the wall next to the chemistry station is a mounted wolf head. The strange bone can be inserted in its mouth to reveal a secret safe containing Calvin's security code. On the wall next to the washer and dryer in the corner of the room is a calendar. Pressing the day marked 'Laundry Day' will cause the wall to shift and reveal the entrance to Calvin’s secret laboratory. A laser grid guards the entrance and can only be bypassed with a spare operative keycard.

Calvin’s lab contains an assaultron assembly platform with a terminal attached to it. There is a large work area filled with spare parts from both robots and various animals. A tinker's workbench sits at the far end of the lab, next to a chalkboard with schematics for an imposter Sheepsquatch drawn on it.

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

Holotapes and notes
Other loot

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Van Lowe Taxidermy appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Assets

References[edit | edit source]

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