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Arlington House

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Arlington House
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Site
Map MarkerNone (nearest: [[]], local )
Part ofWashington, D.C.
Connections
Other ExitsArlington Cemetery
Mama Dolce's
Technical
Cell NameArlingtonorigin (exterior)
zArlingtonHouse (interior)
ref id0004c5d9 (exterior)
000cc067 (interior)
 
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The Arlington House is a medium sized house in the center of Arlington Cemetery.

Background

The Arlington House is a mansion located in the Arlington Cemetery that was once the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The mansion was built at a high point on an 1,100 acre (445 ha) estate that prominent resident George Washington Parke Custis' father, John Parke Custis, had purchased in 1778.

After the Great War and with the subsequent abandonment of Washington D.C., it stood empty. It wasn't until the late 2270s that a raider by the name of Junders Plunkett claimed it as his own, to hide away from the Regulators. Sheltering among the ancient dead, Plunkett also cultivated a shrine to Abraham Lincoln, who, to him, is a mystical figure.[1]

Layout

Exterior

Arlington House can be accessed from the Arlington Cemetery, which in turn can be accessed from several metro tunnels in the surrounding area.

Interior

Inside the house is the Luck bobblehead, located on the bookshelves on the west wall of the basement. The house is good for player housing because there are beds you can rest in, a workbench and lockers to hide your loot in. In the basement there is a shrine to Abraham Lincoln, (ironic as original owner, General Lee, fought against the Union) complete with flowers and wine.

Junders Plunkett will attack you if he finds you inside the house. He is in the basement and runs upstairs if he detects you. He has Plunkett's Valid Points and Junders Plunkett's Finger, which can be turned in for 1000 caps at the Regulator HQ.

To the south of Arlington House there is Mama Dolce's food industry and Falls Church station and to the north there is Arlington/Wasteland Metro and Arlington utility.

Notable loot

  • The Luck bobblehead is on the bookshelves on the west wall of the basement.
  • A Big Book of Scienceis on the table at the far end of the kitchen.
  • A safe is in the basement and another is behind a dresser in the upstairs master bedroom.
  • A Bottlecap mine is on the workbench in the basement.

Notes

Shrine to Lincoln
  • This house makes for good player housing, due to its size and the safety of its containers. If the Lawbringer perk is added after the initial visit to the house, the first aid box near the bed in the basement will respawn, erasing previously stored items.
  • The photo of President Lincoln in the shrine is actually an enlarged version of the exhibit info plates at the Lincoln Memorial. The writing can be seen by standing on the far left side of the shrine and looking between the picture and the wood frame.
  • The radio in the basement will only appear if you have the Lawbringer perk and Junders Plunkett is in the house.
  • Junders Plunkett and the dead regulator only appear if you have the Lawbringer perk. If you have already been in the Cemetery Station before getting the Lawbringer perk, the dead Regulator might not appear at all.

Appearances

The Arlington House appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

  • The in-game version bears no resemblance to the actual building and retains a look more similar to the traditional suburban houses of the Capital Wasteland.

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References

  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.79: "Junders Plunkett
    Ever since those Regulators have been bothering his Raider brethren, Junders has sought solace surrounded by the ancient dead, cultivating a shrine to a mystical figure from ancient history named "Lincoln." Plunkett spends his time drinking wine, and polishing his spiked dusters."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)