Twin Mothers Forbidden Lands

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Twin Mothers Forbidden Lands
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Gametitle-VB.pngThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The Twin Mothers Forbidden Lands is a location in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.


This area is located at the rear of the box canyon that the Twin Mothers call home. The canyon is divided in twain by a slow moving stream that flows to a crevice in the canyon floor. Here the water vanishes underground. At the head of the canyon is a forest of strange cacti that feed off the stream. Further on the land becomes almost swamp-like where pools of water have formed. At the rear of the canyon is the source of the stream, a crevice in the wall where the water gushes out like a fountain. Nearby is a large pipe, its diameter taller than a man. In the right hand wall of the canyon is a cave that winds its way up to the bluff above. The satellite dish is located here.

The Twin Mothers know nothing about this area of the canyon. The goddess has steadfastly forbidden them to come here. Attempts were made in the past to explore the area, but in each case the explorers returned with tales of encountering the goddess and being warned away. Needless to say, these tales have curtailed curiosity over the years.

The fact of the matter is that a projector has been placed here near the vault entrance. When a Twin Mothers native is detected, the projector causes the goddess to 'manifest' and warn away the trespasser. This is a simple but effective way of preventing the tribe from discovering the vault that they are descended from. If the native persists and enters the pipe that leads to the vault, the door opens for him but quickly seals itself once he steps inside. He is then visited by the goddess again who directs him to the main computer room of the vault. There he is rendered unconscious and his short term memories erased. A robot then deposits him at the edge of the forgotten lands so that he can wander safely back to the tribe once he awakens.

Entering the vault by the player can be accomplished in a couple of ways. Dressing as a Twin Mothers tribal will cause the goddess to manifest and warn the player away. If he continues down the pipe the door will then open for him but close again once he is inside. Otherwise he will have to hack the door open with science skill.

This Forbidden Lands are home to a raider clan known as Scorpion's Bite. Their leader, a man named Burk, became very curious about the tribe when he discovered the non-aggressive security robots. He decided to befriend the tribe and learn as much as he could about them. Over the months he learned of their belief in the goddess, their pacifist ways, and that the goddess has apparently abandoned them. With this information in hand he began to demand tribute from the tribe in the form of food and livestock. He also set up camp in the forbidden lands because the natives refuse to enter them.

Most of the raiders blindly follow Burk's orders. He is a well educated man and has proven to be quite good at what he does. His leadership has led the Scorpion's Bite clan to a position of dominance in the wasteland. However, there are two dissenters among his ranks, Trisha and Sharon.

Trisha is a pretty young woman who has no qualms about using sex as a means to get what she wants. She has been in several raider clans, has worked her way to the top, and then been instrumental in the clan's destruction. In each case she has come out on top with a position of power in the new clan. Trisha is now Burk's girlfriend. Currently she is trying to find a way to deliver a holo-disk to a member of Caesar's Legion. The disk completely details the Twin Mothers area and provides all the information necessary for a take over.

Sharon is a cruel mean spirited woman who wants nothing more than to be taken care of. Like Trisha, she has no qualms about using sex to get where she wants to be. However, unlike Trisha, Sharon is overweight and not very pretty. When Trisha came into the picture, Sharon was immediately cast aside by Burk. This train of events has not improved Sharon's disposition at all. She would like nothing better than to put a bullet between Trisha's eyes so that she can get back into Burk's bed and the easy life she once had.


  1. Approaching pipe, non native:
    1. Nothing happens
  2. Approaching pipe, disguised as native:
    1. Spawn 'goddess
    2. Float 'These lands are forbidden.' message
    3. Wait 20 seconds
    4. Remove 'goddess'
  3. Approaching vault door, non native:
    1. Nothing happens
  4. Approaching vault door, disguised as native:
    1. Open door
    2. After player enters vault, close door and lock it
    3. Spawn 'goddess'
    4. Auto initiate dialog
    5. Dialog will determine hostility


Twin Mothers Forbidden Lands was going to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.


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