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Mega mansions

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The Unfinished and Garrahan mega mansions

Mega mansions are a unique form of architecture in Fallout 76. There are only three mega mansions in Appalachia, but each one once stood tall in the skyline as a symbol of wealth and power, but now largely function as distinctive landmarks in the Ash Heap and Savage Divide.

Background

Built in the vein of a superstructure, mega mansions are built on top of a base, one level floor that acts as a "lobby" with an elevator (all require a keycard to operate) that leads to the upper mansion levels. These mansions seemed to be favored among the ultra-rich mine owners, like both the Hornwright and Garrahans, as it allowed them to overlook their mining operations while keeping away from the pollution those mines caused. The mega mansions would also catch the eye of the public (at least conspiracy theorists) about improper use of technology.[1]

By the time of the Great War, mega mansions were an undeniable symbol of wealth that loomed over the working-class miners. Eventually, miners began targeting mega mansions in opposition to losing their jobs to automation and would destroy an unoccupied mega mansion in Bramwell with mining equipment and explosives.[2] Despite riots targetting of the wealthy's property, two are still standing after the Great War with little structural damage from the 25 years of no upkeep.

Known mega mansions

Apperances

Mega mansions have only appeared in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes

Mega mansions appear to be inspired by the apartment houses of The Jetsons.

References

  1. Cover of the Informant
  2. Garrahan Mining Headquarters terminals: "We're at Code Red Status today. Some of the ex-miners got bold, stole some blasting explosives and took down one of the Mega Mansions at Bramwell. There are at least two people dead and several wounded. We've got fully armed guards at the front of the headquarters and I heard that the military may be on its way. We have full authorization to shoot any of these rioters on sight. This is getting really bad, really fast. These miners have lost their minds. Between what's going on around here and what's going on in Alaska, I'd say the whole world's going straight to hell."