Kill the Rats For the Blackfoots and Hangdogs

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

Kill the Rats For the Blackfoots and Hangdogs was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.[1]


With the coyotes gone, the rats of all sizes are free to run amok in the streets of the village. The dogs aren't able to catch them all and eventually give up. You can earn kudos in the village by killing off all of the rats. You also succeed at this quest if you kill off the rats without driving off the coyotes first.

Character type completion breakdownEdit

  1. CombatBoy - Kills!
  2. ScienceBoy - Can poison them!
  3. Stealthboy - Can sneak in and out, making it easier to poison them, set traps for them, etc.

Journal EntriesEdit

Normal JournalEdit

1 Kurisu/Chagas/Bares His Teeth told me about the tribe's rat problem. Recently large numbers of rats have come out of the caves and now they run amok in the streets of the village. They're too fast for the dogs to catch them all.
2 I've killed all the rats bothering the Blackfoots.
3 Coyotes have started sneaking into town and stealing food. They weren't doing this while the rats were here.

Dumb JournalEdit

1 Blackfoots say rats are everywhere and eating food.
2 Me kill all rats for Blackfoots.
3Quest finishedIcon checkCoyotes are sneaking into village to steal food.


After killing the rats, a few days/weeks later the coyotes should leave forever, never to return (food source is gone).


  1. Blackfoot design document

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