Andale is touted by its residents as "the greatest town in Virginia". However, the town holds a very dark secret. Four families survived the nuclear war and remained in Andale, but eventually took to cannibalism after their food supplies ran out. Since then, the murder and consumption of outsiders, along with inbreeding between the Andale families, have become a tradition that's been passed down from generation to generation.
Andale is located directly south of the Fairfax ruins and west of the Nuka-Cola plant. The town is comprised of two two-story, pre-War houses, one ranch style home, and a shack. They are all located on a street amidst the ruins of other homes and a Red Rocket gas stop.
Strange meat - 80 total; 10 in each fridge. (Specific fridge locations: 3 in Smith Basement, 3 in the garden shed, 1 in the kitchen in the Smith house, and 1 in the Wilson house kitchen.) Strange meat can be traded for cave fungus at Little Lamplight in the unmarked quest Fungus Deal. This one location holds more of the item than every other static location in the game put together. They are all considered owned and must be stolen.
Having the Cannibal perk replaces the Speech challenge with a guaranteed success.
Despite being cannibals, the inhabitants are not hostile unless attacked.
The Andale shed key to the Wilson's shed can be found in the Wilson's house both downstairs on top of the radio, and beside the bed on a table in the upstairs bedroom. The key to the Smith's basement is found in the upstairs bedroom of the Smith's house, on a similar bedside table. Both keys can also be stolen from the men in the two families.
If Broken Steel is installed, a squad of Brotherhood Outcasts appears at the entrance to Andale and will make its way East to take part in a scripted encounter with 3 Enclave trainees in the Enclave outpost near the Nuka-Cola plant.
If the Lone Wanderer attacks and kills anyone in the two families before they discover that they are cannibals, they will receive negative Karma.
When the Lone Wanderer takes the strange meat from the refrigerators they will gain negative Karma, even though the NPCs who own them are considered evil.
pc Upon first time finding Andale, the residents will be in front of The Smith's house facing towards it. Upon approach Jack Smith will trigger the dialogue of you snooping around in the basement.[verification needed]