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Ardin Buckner
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Biography and appearance
RoleBuckner House owner
LocationBuckner House, Klamath
FamilyTorr Buckner (son)
Maida Buckner (daughter)
Dialogue FileKCARDIN.MSG
QuestsRescue Smiley the Trapper.
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 6
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 7
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 46
Armor class: 6
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 12
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 50
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 64%
Big Guns: 24%
Unarmed: 60%
Melee Weapons: 71%
Speech: 76%
Barter: 85%
Proto id00000059 (Average Merchant)

Hello there. My name's Ardin Buckner and this is my place. Say, you didn't see a trapper named Smiley outside of town did you? (Half to herself) He's been gone for too long. Never should have let him go off on that fool quest of his.

Ardin Buckner is the head of Klamath's Buckner family in Fallout 2.


For a woman in her early fifties, Ardin is considered very fit and full of life. She is a very popular person in Klamath, in no small part thanks to her owning the Buckner House: Klamath's finest bar, hotel, and general store. She is also a brahmin farmer, owning a relatively big herd providing her with milk, meat, and leather for use in her activities.

She has two children, Torr and Maida, who help her run her business. Torr is mentally challenged, but strong and dedicated, making him an excellent cow herder. Her daughter is the direct opposite, with a talent for trading and business. Ardin has been looking to enlarge the family by marrying Smiley, a trapper, though his recent disappearance in the toxic caves has put a damper on these plans.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

  • Ardin is a good source of information on Klamath.


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Carried items
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Drops on death

Behind the scenes

  • The player would have been able to implicate the Duntons in the cattle rustling scheme, though the scripting for the dialogue options and the quest was never properly implemented and/or finished.


Ardin Buckner appears only in Fallout 2.