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Tanker vagrants
Fo2 PMV ValdezDeck.png
Inside PMV Valdez
LeadershipA. Ron Meyers
Notable MembersBadger
HeadquartersPMV Valdez in San Francisco

The tanker vagrants are a faction in San Francisco in 2242.


These particular vagrants are a loose collective of people,[1] typically musicians, tech freaks, geeks, artists, and other types of people that have a hard time finding their place in society at large. Most of them came to San Francisco acting on knowledge passed down from their elders or even ancestors who lived in San Fran before the Great War displaced them. Because of this, the tanker vagrants are a testament to the continuation of the pre-War city's reputation as a place famous for artistic and personal freedom.[2]

The original tanker vagrants first occupied the PMV Valdez for a lack of a better option. Their stay was only intended to be temporary, until they had figured out how to move the tanker or find better options.[2] Under the leadership of Navarro deserter, A. Ron Meyers, they've almost figured out how to get the tanker moving, but never got around to testing the theory in practice. Their overriding idea is to find a place not affected by human greed and build a better society.[3]

After the destruction of the Enclave, the tanker vagrants drifted on. However, their drifting did not take them far, as they soon formed an uneasy trading relationship with the Shi, eventually making San Francisco into a major trading and fishing hub.[4]


Despite their rag-tag appearance, the tanker vagrants are seen to be a force to be reckoned with, as the typical tanker punk totes a H&K G11 with ammunition and gear to spare. Some are even equipped with M72 Gauss rifles, and there is even a unique XL70E3 in the hands of one of the female tanker vagrants.

Relations with the outside

The tanker vagrants are accepting of outsiders, provided they respect their customs, privacy, and help others whenever they can. The Chosen One needs to provide help in-order to gain the trust of Captain Meyers, who can guide them on the path to making the ship move again. Even thought the tanker vagrants are outsiders, the Shi are grateful they squatted in the tanker and sealed all the monsters inside the ship's lower decks.[5]

Other than that, the tanker vagrants keep mostly to themselves, though they have a small, but very lucrative business going on, selling rare weapons, goods, and hacking services to outsiders.


  1. The Chosen One: "{109}{}{Who's in charge?}"
    Marc: "{120}{}{In charge? No one's in charge of us.}"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Chosen One: "{121}{}{Where'd you all come from?}"
    Marc: "{127}{}{Oh, all over the wasteland. We'd heard things about San Francisco, passed down from our elders. Some of us have ancestors who used to live here before the great war. You want to hear more?}"
    The Chosen One: "{128}{}{Yes.}"
    Marc: "{131}{}{We're a band of musicians, tekheads, geeks, and artists. We thought we'd come back to someplace famous for artistic and personal freedom. I came here to spawn. Wanna hear more still?}"
    The Chosen One: "{132}{}{Yes.}"
    Marc: "{135}{}{Well, when we got here, we figured we'd camp out here until we either figured out how to get this tanker moving again or until we thought of something else.}"
  3. The Chosen One: "{136}{}{Have you figured out how to move the tanker?}"
    Marc: "{141}{}{I think the Captain's figured out how to do it - but we need several elements first. We've basically given up on taking it for ourselves, to tell the truth - we've got other plans now.}"
    The Chosen One: "{142}{}{What are they?}"
    Marc: "{156}{}{You want to know what our plans are? We're going to keep moving around until we can find a place that hasn't been screwed over by human greed and then we're going to try to set up a better society.}"
    The Chosen One: "{157}{}{Do you know how you're going to do that?}"
    Marc: "{160}{}{We're hoping that if we can avoid society's mistakes. Hell, things can't get much worse.}"
  4. Fallout Bible 5 Questions: "9b. Hey thanks for answering. You probobly can't find the other questions because I was at my bro's when i sent em. I asked about what happened to some of the fallout 2 npcs after the game. We know myron gets stabbed by a jet addict ironically in the den. And Marcus goes off to go do some heroics of his own. But what about cassidy, sulik and the EC squadren to name a few."
    "Cassidy and Sulik: Can't say, no documentation exists. To be honest, I'll probably leave their fates open, since I don't want to pigeonhole two of the most favorite NPC allies from Fallout 2. I kind of hope that Cassidy eventually got his heart meds, though. At last word, Sulik returned to the primitive tribe for a few moons (months) after breaking paths with the Chosen One, then headed east in search of his sister. Cassidy went on to search for Texas, breaking south through NCR and past Dayglow."
    "The punks on the tanker also survived, and they had a great view of the Poseidon oil rig exploding. They eventually into an uneasy trading relationship with the Shi after the destruction of the Hubologists, and the two groups went on to make San Francisco a major fishing and trading center."
    "And here's the follow-up to the follow-up above:"
  5. Mai Da Chiang: "{141}{}{There is a gang of vagrants who have moved onto the Poseidon Oil tanker on the wharf. There were monsters living inside it, but the vagrants have sealed them into the lower hull. Though they are outsiders, we are grateful to the drifters for this task.}"