Old Olney underground
No one ever goes there. No one would ever think to look for us there. There's tons of space under the town. So we're looking for a few strong backs to help knock down some walls, clear some space underground, and help get things up and running.”— Sanders' note to Dunbar
As part of the quest Shock Value, the Lone Wanderer passes this area to reach the Olney Powerworks. It is inhabited by two ghouls named Kidd and Wint, as well as a lot of deathclaws. The ghouls (along with several more now-deceased friends, Badger, Connelly, Dunbar, Carl and Sanders) tried to establish a colony here, but disturbed a deathclaw nest. Kidd and Wint were the only survivors.
The area can be divided in four small subsections:
- The first is the home of Kidd, Wint and their ghoul compatriots.
- The second area appears to have been a children's hospital.
- The third area is a utility section under the hospital, which contains quite a few weapon components, such as two cherry bombs, a lunchbox and plenty of turpentine, Abraxo cleaner, and other components along with two workbenches. There is also a small (Locked) sub-basement storeroom, which contains the remains of two dead Chinese spies next to a ham radio, a Nuka-Cola Quantum, a Chinese assault rifle, a scoped .44 magnum, a first aid box, and two ammunition boxes.
- The fourth area is a short tunnel and another utility section leading to Old Olney S. Wilson Building.
Skeletons, fortifications, and weapons caches throughout the hospital and basements suggest the area had seen a large battle long before the ghouls tried to establish a colony there. Relatively recent tunneling suggests one faction may have tried to burrow their way into their enemy. The identities of the combatants, the era in which the conflict took place, and the origin of the deathclaw hive remains a mystery. But a possible explanation may be rioting in or around the hospital as a result of the rapid deterioration of humanitarian conditions after the Great War.
- A mini nuke is found underneath a teddy bear next to a bookshelf full of children's toys. After you go up the ramp that leads to the children's hospital, turn around and there will be a hole in wall to the right where the bookshelf is located.
- A Nuka-Cola Quantum can be found in the middle of your route through. Once you pass a small cave-like tunnel, you will enter a big room with three deathclaws roaming around. Located near the middle of this room is an average locked jail cell. After you unlock the cell and proceed down the incline, the Nuka-Cola Quantum is behind the Ham radio.
- When coming to the end of the tunnels and up to the hospital, the player has the body of a dead ghoul thrown at them by a deathclaw.
- After going through the hospital area, the player will come to a bathtub with a first aid box in it. Beyond that there is a small room with a pile of rubble blocking the exit. When the player approaches, there are a few frag mines laying about. Two are armed (one of them located beneath a fire extinguisher amidst the rubble) and may remove the majority of the obstacle if triggered.
- Deathclaws will respawn, so be wary on your next visit.