The four raccoons that escaped the research facility headed north-west until 2101, when they discovered a small oasis that had, amazingly, avoided a great deal of devastation and began to regrow. Once they settled in the area, their instincts took over and became skilled hunters as well as becoming more intelligent. They named themselves the Tribe of the S'Lanter (S'Lanter means Kindred), having forgotten they were once raccoons. The first buildings made resembled human dwellings, however, Neres-Ka (the "leader" of the S'Lanter) remembered what the humans had done to them at the Glow and stated that the Burrows would not be human city and they should revel in their animal side. Many of the buildings were then created with branches, sticks and leaves. This building style continued until the events of Fallout and, presumably, beyond.