Furnace Caves

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Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The Furnace Caves were a location in the Grand Canyon, owned by the Blackfoot Tribe.


A small set of natural caves where the Blackfoots melt down junk (and rail ties) into slag iron and hammer it into chains and collars. Two large furnaces handle the remelting, and two rooms hold accumulated scrap. We might have an area here that would serve as a mechanics lab if it were fixed up, but since the departure of Chagas their ability to make mechanical stuff has declined and that part isn't used. The tribe does this stuff in a cave because of the heat, smoke, and risk of fire to nearby buildings, plus the smoke tends to diffuse a lot more and doesn't draw as much attention to the location of the village. The entrance is guarded. There is an Outdoorsman Camp/Lab here that you can use to make simple weapons, tribal drugs, and so on.


The Furnace Caves were going to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.

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