Fort Searchlight (also known as Camp Searchlight or simply Searchlight) is a former town in the Mojave wasteland which has been converted into a military facility first by the New California Republic and later, by the Brotherhood of Steel.
|Level||3: High Risk Area|
|Inhabitants||Mojave Brotherhood of Steel, NCR Remnants, Feral Ghouls, Cannibals, Radscorpions, Giant Ants|
An unremarkable town in southern Nevada, Searchlight was used as a impromptu storage site for radioactive waste during the outbreak of the Great War. Due to what followed, these materials were sequestered in the local fire station and never removed. In a testament to pre-war engineering, the containers used to store this material maintained their integrity for an intervening period of over 200 years.
NCR Occupation Edit
At some point prior to the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, The New California Republic occupied Searchlight, converting into a military facility to prevent incursions into the Mojave by Legion forces across the Colorado river. In an effort to rectify the situation, the head of the Legions Frumentarii became aware of the towns ancient secret and dispatched a group of men to infiltrate the town, access the fire station and open as many of the radioactive containers as they could. Unsurprisingly, the Legion saboteurs were killed by radiation poisoning within minutes and Searchlight was heavily contaminated, turning most of the NCR garrison then in Searchlight into Feral Ghouls.
Following the NCR withdrawal from the Mojave Wasteland, any attempts to reclaim Searchlight were abandoned along with the town. Due to the passage of time or some outside interference, the radiation levels in Searchlight eventually dropped to normal levels. At roughly this time, a group of disgruntled members of the Mojave chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel fled their bunker at Hidden Valley and took up residence in the town. As fate would have it, the Hidden Valley bunker was attacked by the NCR scant weeks later, killing everyone then inside. Since this time, the inheritors of the Brotherhood mantle have used Searchlight as a base of operations to determine potential roads of egress from the Mojave, often kidnapping and brutalizing Survivors, Tribals and NCR Remnant forces in pursuit of this goal.