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

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


Spelunking Caves 1Edit

Another set of natural caves, but unlike the Storage Cave it looks really neat and has a lot of places to explore (it was one of the caves the spelunking-loving tourists came here for). It also has some animal inhabitants, some of which have been here a while, some of which are recent arrivals. "Monsters" include small radscorpions (B) and coyotes (A) (the coyotes have been ranging in this direction for a while, following packs of mole rats, pig rats, and common rats, which they eat). Unfortunately, the Hangdogs consider coyotes a bastard offshoot of the true dog and want them driven out of the Blackfoot territory, not knowing that it's only the presence of the coyotes that has kept the recently-arrived rat population (now living in Mining Cave 2) to a reasonable level. Plus, the coyotes are omnivorous, and have the right combination of skills, instincts, & physique to easily kill spore plants, which they enjoy eating.

Spelunking Caves 2Edit

Like Spelunking Cave 1, but instead of being home to coyotes, it's recently been taken over by the Devil Dog, a vicious and large feral hound that refuses to run with the rest of the Hangdog pets. The Hangdogs consider the Devil Dog a spirit creature and a bad omen. None have been able to tame it, and those who have tried have been severely mauled. The Devil Dog also isn't afraid to chase off or kill any local dog that gets in its way, and though it doesn't like the coyotes, the coyotes give it a WIDE berth so fights between them are rare. The Devil Dog can also be found in random encounters near the Blackfoot village.


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