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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
RoleExplosives expert
Snuff porn junkie
Dialogue FileClanden's dialogue
QuestsHow Little We Know
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps nobody
SPECIALStrength: 3
Perception: 6
Endurance: 3
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 145
DT: 0
Rad resistance: 4
Poison resistance: 10
Fire resistance: 0
Tag SkillsScientist
Explosives: 100
Medicine: 100
Science: 100
Editor IDVMS21Clanden
Base ID0010c6f9Ref ID0011267b
Editor FactionsOmertaAllyFaction
ActorJesse Burch

Clanden is an independent contractor hired by the Omertas for his explosive expertise in Fallout: New Vegas. He can be found in the suit at the Gomorrah.


Calm and more or less normal to the casual observer, Clanden nonetheless manages to unnerve people with his apparent purity, as he does not enjoy prostitutes or drugs, not even at the Gomorrah.[1] Despite that, he's a special guest of the leaders of the Omertas, Nero and Big Sal, who need his services to carry out an attack on the Strip for Caesar when he attacks the Dam, so that they can distract the NCR Army. Clanden's expertise with explosives allows them to engineer a big enough attack to force the Republic to respond and weaken their positions at Camp McCarran. Since he has to engineer a way to kill many people in a large area relatively quickly, Clanden settled on a gas attack, using chlorine obtained from the rival Ultra-Luxe.[2]

In return for his services, Clanden is provided with caps, a luxury suite, and fodder for his single vice: Misogynistic sadism. Clanden delights himself in inflicting pain and suffering on women, first raping them violently, then murdering them in visceral ways, all the while recording the whole process on holotapes for later use.[3] This being Gomorrah and the Omertas, there is no shortage of victims to fuel Clanden's atrocities and both of the leaders are more than willing to sacrifice them in return for Clanden's expertise.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • How Little We Know: Clanden is essential to the Omertas' plans for the Strip, though his murderous hobby does not go unnoticed.


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Pre-War relaxed wear
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.44 Magnum revolver
Combat knife
2x - 4x Frag grenades (2 guaranteed, plus 2 75% checks for an additional one each)
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Carried items
Zoara Club key
Clanden's room key
1x - 11x .44 Magnum rounds (1 guaranteed, plus 10 75% checks for an additional one each)
0x - 8x .44 Magnum cases (8 75% checks for one case each)
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Drops on death


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Clanden is not a part of the DontTazeMeBroFaction, which the game uses to determine whether the Strip's gate securitrons will shoot NPCs near the gate. As such, he will be gunned down immediately by the securitrons should the player be within the Freeside cell when Clanden leaves the Strip, if the player had convinced him to leave Vegas.



Clanden appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. The Courier: "What kind of specialist is Clanden?"
    Cachino: "I got no fucking idea. They let him have the run of the place though. He seems like a nice guy, but he makes nervous. He's a little arrogant, but he's too nice. Too open, I've never seen him fucking or gambling. Everyone has a vice, but this guy seems like the Pope."
    (Cachino's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "What do you need the bombs for?"
    Clanden: "Blowing shit up, of course. Thing is, they don't need things to blow up, they need people to die in a fairly large area in a fairly small timeframe. There are other ways to kill people with bombs aside from explosions, if you know what I mean."
    (Clanden's dialogue)
  3. Snuff tapes