Navarro (also known as Navarro Refinery and Camp Navarro) is a pre-War installation, where a Poseidon Energy refinery and an Enclave military base are located, located north of San Francisco along the coastline. Navarro was subsequently overrun by the New California Republic, its inhabitants killed. Navarro can be found fifteen squares south of Arroyo.
Before the War, Navarro served as a Poseidon Oil refinery. After the Great War, the base was used by the Enclave, who converted it into a mainland outpost, establishing a location for refueling and maintaining their vertibirds.
Due to the limited range of the vertibird, as well as frequent malfunctions, Vertibird schematics were present on site for necessary repairs and maintenance. Navarro was still a relatively new base when the Chosen One approaches it, without a full complement of staff. Replacements were transferred to the base from other, smaller installations on the mainland.
Two Enclave scientists, Dr. Henry and Dr. Schreber, worked at the location. They worked together but had different theories about the mutations in the wastelander population and methods of curing them. Schreber told Henry in a fit of anger that he was going to recommend Henry's transfer to another Enclave facility and reassignment to cybernetic maintenance. Henry took the threat seriously and within hours, he stole a cybernetic dog and slipped away from the Navarro facility. Navarro's location on the mainland made it possible for others to abandon the Enclave, such as A. Ron Meyers.
The New California Republic destroyed Navarro, stating that it posed a threat to the region. The New California Republic Army was victorious and the Enclave Remnants fled. Whitley created a Duraframe eyebot prototype and referred to "Navarro scientists" in his audio logs, requesting that they continue development of the duraframe eyebot. The Eyebot carried on from the Divide and continued traveling to where it thought Navarro was.
Navarro can be found fifteen squares south of Arroyo once the Chosen One has been tasked with retrieving the FOB, stopping the Enclave or retrieving the vertibird plans for the Brotherhood, Shi or Hubologists, otherwise, it will not show on the map.
Navarro is divided into three districts.
The station acts as a checkpoint for the military base. The sentry's role is to turn away any undesirables and direct them through the minefield in the forest next to the station as well as receive replacement recruits from other mainland bases.
The surface houses the vertibird landing pad as well as a vertibird hangar, maintenance workshop, air traffic control station, barracks, and the drill sergeant's quarters, with adjacent kennels.
The underground areas of the base contain the base's armory, mainframe, commander's office and the soundproofed science lab, operated by Dr. Schreber, participating in the deathclaw intelligence enhancement project.
- According to one of the soldiers, personnel can be granted leave to SF.
- The background music is City of the Dead, which was originally used for Necropolis in Fallout. It is also used in Vault 15.
- In Fallout 3, William Brandice, who lived across the street from Bryan Wilks in Grayditch, moved there from Navarro.
- Potential companion Arcade Gannon in Fallout: New Vegas was born in Navarro.
Behind the scenes
- Navarro is a real world location of the same name.
- The location name Colusa/Nevarro is listed in game scripts.[Dev 1]
- Chris Avellone shared several developmental notes regarding the location, including that the NCR hired a courier to take a package from Navarro to the Divide, inadvertently bringing about a catastrophe.[Dev 2][Dev 3][Dev 4]
- Navarro is mentioned in the Meet the Companions Playstation Blog.
- Matt Norton: "I remember that once we put all of the locations on the world map that we moved some of them around a bit to create a more even spacing of adventure locations. I don't remember if we moved the Enclave's mainland base for this reason, but it's possible."
(Fallout Bible 5)
- Chris Avellone talks about the package from Lonesome Road
- Fallout Bible 9: "d) Did the BoS capture Navarro after the destruction of the oil rig?
No one knows what happened to Navarro after the Enclave was destroyed. It's unlikely that the BOS seized it after the events in F2 because they didn't have a strong military presence up North at the end of F2. They would have been interested in taking it, however - although they would have suffered serious casualties."
- Fallout Bible 8, Avalanche!: "7. And how did Metzger get to know about radio transmissions between Salavatore and Navarro?
7. Metzger and Radio: Beats me; Dave Hendee knows for sure. He may have had a working radio before he busted it and needed Vic to build him a new one. Metzger mentioned it to help foreshadow the Enclave -> Salvatore ties, like the crashed Vertibird in Klamath."