I'm sorry to lose Ben Wade. He was a good man and a hard one to replace. My name's Ferndown, and I'll take care of what we owe you.— Ferndown

Ferndown is a caravan driver from Vault City stationed in the Redding mining camp in 2241.


A frail and edgy-looking fellow in a dirty vaultsuit[1], Ferndown is hired by Vault City as a replacement for Ben Wade, should the latter be killed on the trail between Vault City and Redding, a part of the Golden Trail.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Golden Trail

Other interactionsEdit

If Ben Wade is killed on the trail, Ferndown will spawn at the caravan's destination to pay the Chosen One his salary. Afterwards, the caravan route is dead as he himself is unwilling to take on the route and he stresses it will be a long time before anyone else takes it up.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Vault City jumpsuit - -


Ferndown appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. RCFERN.MSG, line 102