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Named after the largest river in Asia, Little Yangtze is arguably one of the more grim locales of Big MT. Before the Great War, Executive Order 99066 designated certain areas as military zones and the Chinese-Americans in these zones were to be relocated to interment camps. However, under the guise of establishing a detention center under the provisions of the executive order, Little Yangtze was set up as little more than a storage area for Big MT test subjects in the form of Chinese-Americans detained by the military as alleged saboteurs and spies that were branded as enemies of the state by the American government. In its very first day of operations, the camp was filled with three entire train loads of prisoners, some of whom had a very limited grasp of English, which prompted vigorous nightstick-assisted explanation from camp guards.
The squalor of the camp, as well as abductions of inmates for research purposes and brain extraction (as Big MT was perfecting robobrain technology at the time) resulted in a constant tension among the prisoners and their guards, as the former were constantly looking for ways to escape the camp, while the latter had to work triple shifts to cover the camp and catch escapees. The resulting morale impact prompted the camp commander to requisition freshly prototyped explosive collars to stop escapees dead in their tracks.
After the War, the military abandoned Big MT and left behind the prisoners still locked up in the camp. The radioactive fallout turned the survivors into ghouls, but due to the bomb collars on their necks, leaving the camp remained ill-advised. As it stands, they were forced to eke out a pathetic existence for over two centuries, locked inside the prison camp. In the late 23rd century, Elijah rediscovered Big MT and for a time used Little Yangtze as his base of operations, reverse engineering the technology used to force prisoners into submission for future use in breaching the Sierra Madre.
Situated in the northwest quadrant of the crater, the prison camp is a fenced-in area with four gates. The interior is filled with field tents containing rusted bunk beds, with a number of makeshift graves outside. The small surviving population of insane, ghoulified survivors continues to eke out a pathetic existence, unable to leave the perimeter. Two former inmates, ghouls Number 27 and Number 34 managed to escape the perimeter, but continue to shamble around the perimeter with little grasp of their remaining mental faculties.
North of the camp is a collapsed building containing a sniper rifle, a dose of steady and ammunition on the second floor. The building was used by Christine Royce as a shooting position while she tracked down Elijah. Unfortunately, she was captured when she tried killing the rogue Elder.
Little Yangtze Watchtower
The camp has a single watchtower, which was used by Elijah as a workshop during his first days at the Big MT. When he was forced to move due to the run-in with Christine, he left behind his LAER, alongside deactivated bomb collars and other work materials he used to crack the bomb collars.
- Christine's COS silencer rifle: On the upper floor of the ruined building next to the camp. Picking it up will spawn three lobotmites around the building.
- Elijah's advanced LAER: On the balcony of the watchtower.
- Book Chute Upgrade: Mulching: Inside the watchtower, next to a coffee machine.
- Deactivated bomb collars: Inside the watchtower.
- Broken detonator: Inside the watchtower.
- Recipes - Survival skill book: Under the bunkbed inside a tent in the camp.
- The slave collars detonate if the prisoners leave the camp.
- South of the western camp gate the player can find a truck embedded in the cliff face, with a puddle of green goo underneath it. Wild Wasteland adds the Rokit 88 license plate to the truck, referencing The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.
Behind the scenes
- The camp is based on Japanese-American internment camps set up by the United States government during World War II.