|“||Drivin' and wrenchin' has kinda become the Arapaho brand. We pride ourselves on bein' the best mechanics and couriers in the west.||”|
The apocalypse drove a lot of people to cannibalism and backstabbing, but the Native American Arapaho tribe stuck together. As opposed to many wastelanders, by sticking together and fighting to make their society work, they've made a better life for themselves than anyone else in these wastelands. While other folks were eatin' each other in the suburbs, or fightin' over mansions in Broadmoor Heights, they kept to the wild lands and didn't come back until civilization had reestablished itself. When they came back, they came with services people needed - transportation, protection, and repair. Been livin' well ever since.
Still they remain nomads. Except for those who run the stations, they mostly live on the road. The people of the convoy, as they called, and they've turned that way of life into a business - Arapaho Service Stations, Iron Thunder Logistics, Arapaho Caravan Protection, and so on.
The Iron Thunder Arapaho are considered the best drivers and mechanics in Colorado and provide much of the trade between Colorado’s scattered towns, but they never bent the knee to the Patriarch. They are seen as valuable allies, given freedom of movement through his territory in the interests of trade.
- Jimmie Longhaul
- Drive Train
- Marshal Kwon (if you disappoint him he joins the Arapaho after the events of the game)
- Carla Asphalt-Runner BoS
- The Arapaho are first met at Downtown Colorado Springs, at the local garage operated by Jimmie Longhaul.
Behind the scenes
|“||Descended from pre-war Colorado tribes, the Arapaho are a tribal-run shipping, security, and vehicle repair company that transports goods across Colorado and beyond. They keep their trucks safe with mounted guns, rocket launchers, and escorts of smaller assault vehicles.
The Arapaho government is nomadic, moving from outpost to outpost in grand armadas of cars and wagons, making laws and dispensing justice wherever they stop. The Arapaho company also maintains many repair shops and truck stops where they sell their goods and services. They are longtime allies to Colorado Springs and out of necessity have a working relationship with the Gippers, who provide them with oil and gas. Not everyone who works for the tribe is blood Arapaho, but only blood Arapaho members can become leaders.
|~ Desert Rangers Wasteland Survival Guide