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These people hire guards to watch for their supplies and keep threats off of their master's back. Their alignments vary from locations: from friendly people who appeal to well-doers, while others prefer troublemakers they share poor reputations with.
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Though considered merchants, they are slavers and do rather poorly in trading. However, they make up for it by being more ready to fight potential bandits around the Den while traveling towards Vault City, then heading west after hitting Broken Hills.
Slightly better at trading compared to their slavering equivalents around the Den, but have to rely more on their guards.
*Only around Klamath.
**Between Klamath and the Den.
***Female New Reno caravan masters passing through Redding towards the Den.
Presumably the best of the many caravan traders in the wastes, delivering a lot more things on the ways to Vault City, Gecko, Modoc, even. Because of their greater focus on the trading, they are extremely reliant on the caravan guards.
The caravan masters appear only in Fallout 2.