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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.”
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
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- Rescue Smiley the Trapper.: Ardin asks the player to return Smiley, her sweetheart.
- Rustle the brahmin.: If the player carries out the quest, Ardin will ask the player to find her son.
- Ardin is a good source of information on Klamath.
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.