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Underground ghouls
LeadershipGhoul leader
Notable MembersGhoul undergrounder
HeadquartersVault 12
Notable LocationsNecropolis

The underground ghouls were a loose organization of disgruntled but peaceful ghouls in Necropolis in 2161.


Due to their unwillingness to partake in his hostile administration of the City of the Dead, they were forced by Set to live in the city's sewers.[1] They were apparently unarmed and form no threat to anyone, but were one of the most helpful factions in Necropolis, telling the Vault Dweller where to find the water chip but requesting him to fix the pump first.[2]


They just wish to be left alone, and fear the super mutants are going to kill them all.[4]

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The underground ghouls appear only in Fallout.


  1. The ghoul leader: "{107}{}{I am the leader of a simple people who have left the surface because of the others.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{108}{}{Who has forced you down here?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{111}{}{The surface of Necropolis and the water is controlled by Set and his Ghouls. We are a much more peaceful group - which disgusts Set.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{112}{}{Who is this Set?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{116}{}{Set is a Ghoul like us, but has assumed a certain amount of power in the above ground world. He is an oaf.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{118}{}{Why does he let you survive down here?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{119}{}{He does not speak of it, however Set is afraid of not having enough people to defend Necropolis if it ever needed it. So, he gives us what water we need.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{120}{}{Where does all of this water come from?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{124}{}{Up until recently we pumped our water from the ground, with a pump in the Watershed.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{125}{}{Until recently? What has happened that changed things?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{128}{}{Since our pump stopped working, we have been getting our water from a place under the ground. I have heard that a water computer is being used to purify the water.}"
  2. The Vault Dweller: "{130}{}{Where is that?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{131}{}{The watershed is to the north. You'll need to take the sewers to get there.}"
    The ghoul leader: "{132}{}{You aren't thinking of taking the Water Chip from us are you?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{135}{}{Why?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{136}{}{If you take the Water Chip from us, then we will all die. With our water pump broken we need it to survive.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{138}{}{Is it possible that your pump could be fixed?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{143}{}{That may be difficult. The parts needed to fix the pump were lost in the sewers under the watershed.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{144}{}{Why is that so difficult?}"
    The ghoul leader: "{146}{}{The sewers there are filled with monsters, and none of my people that I have sent to retrieve them have come back. Are you willing to retrieve the parts, so that the Water Pump can be fixed?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{148}{}{Yes.}"
    The ghoul leader: "{150}{}{Thank you. When you get the parts, return here. It is possible that I can help you further.}"
  3. The ghoul leader: "{174}{}{Lately I have heard rumors that someone has taken over the control of the Watershed. However, our rations are still being delivered for some reason.}"
  4. The ghoul undergrounders: "{101}{}{We just want to be left alone.}"
    "{102}{}{Set is an incompetent fool who will get us killed.}"
    "{103}{}{The super mutants are going to kill us some day and Set does not help.}"
    "{104}{}{We're hiding here; please don't tell anyone where we are.}"
    "{106}{}{Go away and leave us alone.}"
  5. The Vault Dweller: "{123}{}{Oh, uh, anything else?}"
    The ghoul refugee: "{128}{}{I heard some of the sewer ghouls might have survived, but I don't like it down there.}"
  6. The Vault Dweller: "{117}{}{Where does the water come from?}"
    The ghoul prisoner: "{119}{}{They pump it up from the wells below. There is a manhole in the cell next door that leads to the old vault. This is the source of the water. If it wasn't for those ones below, we would be a lot better off.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{120}{}{What do you mean?}"
    The ghoul prisoner: "{122}{}{It's difficult to make the old tech work properly, sometimes. The glowing ones lash out whenever we go down there. Us ghouls just leave them alone. And the big mutants don't seem to care one bit.}"