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Series: Enterprise
Written by: John Shiban
Directed by: James Contner
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Episode no.: 2x03
Production no.: 029
First aired: 2 October 2002
Date: 2152







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(With the exception of ENT episode: "The Aenar") This episode stays true to the fact established by TOS comic: "The Ashes of Eden" and TOS episode: "Balance of Terror" the appearance of Romulans is unknown.

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map marker: Minefield
quests: Wasteland Survival Guide
Strictly Business

Minefield, as the name suggests, is an abandoned settlement surrounded by Frag Mines. As if navigating through the mine-infested town wasn't dangerous enough, travelers must do so under fire from a sniper named Arkansas, who will not only fire on any intruders but will also attempt to detonate any cars they approach with a well-placed shot to the engine (detonating cars are scripted and occur even if the player is hidden).

Common belief in the wasteland is that this settlement is haunted, presumably because of the sniper firing on anyone who tries to enter the village. There is no evidence of supernatural beings.

The center of the merry-go-round in the Minefield playground is a quest target for one of the tasks involved in The Wasteland Survival Guide quest available from Moira Brown in Megaton.

There are (at last count) at least 67 mines planted about the town and strewn over the various approaches to it. Disarming the mines offers between 5 to 8 XP at low levels, and the mines can be sold for a decent amount of caps, making a good case for finding and disarming them all.

Minefield in G.E.C.K. -- walking into red areas cause Arkansas to shoot cars, mines, or other objects if he is present (even if he is not hostile).



According to the Prima Official Game Guide, Minefield was a settlement full of military survivors who found the hill nestled settlment about 100 years after the bombs fell. One day the slavers of Paradise Falls came to the town hidden in the hills and gunned down anyone who stood in their way and enslaved the rest of the inhabitants. Arkansas was a boy when they came and was able to evade the slavers. When Arkansas grew up he spread rumors that the town had inhabitants in it once more. So the slavers arrived once again and were decimated by Arkansas's traps for revenge. After that Arkansas has stayed the town's protecter, shooting or blowing up any intruders.

Minefield Homes

In the settlement are four explorable houses: Benson House; Gibson House; Gillian House and Zane House, all of which contain valuable loot, including Pre-War Books (one or two per house), medical supplies, and an Assault Rifle. There are a decent amount of Leaf Blowers and Lawnmower Blades to be found lying around, as well as a Motorcycle Gas Tank and a Motorcycle Handbrake.

Inside the Gibson House, there is a locked model of a house. Picking the lock is Very Hard and nets you 3 Buffout, 3 Pre-war Money, and Junk Food. There is also a key on Gibson's corpse in the Capitol Post office building in L'Enfant Plaza (only 1 Buffout on Xbox 360). If you take Dogmeat he can get the 3 Buffout and the Junk Food. (On Xbox360)


All four houses have an "Easy: Locked" safe. In the Benson House the safe is behind a dresser upstairs and contains Pre-War Money and ammo. In both the Gibson House and the Gillian House the safe is upstairs under the double bed; the safe in the Gibson House sometimes has a Stealth Boy. The Zane House's safe is behind the dresser in the office on the ground floor. Also, all houses contain at least two pre-war books and a skill book.

Dealing with Arkansas

You may not wish to kill Arkansas as he can be enslaved and sold to the slavers later in the game. One report has Arkansas respawning for the Strictly Business quest even after being killed by the player in Minefield. However, if you do wish to kill him, the easiest way is to approach Minefield from the North. He should be on the 3rd floor of a partially destroyed building and is much easier to pick off from the hills behind him than from down in the street with cars blowing up around you. When going into Minefield from the north watch out for the mines on the floor as you go in, there are at least 4 on the road.

He also has quite a bit of loot around, though it is odd that he only has 4 to 8 rounds of .308 sniper rounds on him. There are some ammo crates on the ground near his sniping position that contain randomly generated ammo (but you are most likely to find .308 rounds). Still, if you are hitting Minefield early on and don't have a sniper rifle yet, this is an easy way to get one. If you got the sniper rifle from Hollowed-Out Rock on your first trip to Megaton, then this one can be used to repair/upgrade the one you already have. When you loot Arkansas, you also get a key to all the houses in Minefield.

Even if Arkansas is enslaved he will return to Minefield later if the player eliminates all the slavers in Paradise Falls. Arkansas will take up his original sniper perch, but will not be hostile towards the player.

Notable loot

There are four skill books and nine Pre-War Books to be had in Minefield:

  • Zane House: Pugilism Illustrated can be found in the children's room on a teddy bear's lap. There is also a Pre-War Book in the front room, and an easy safe in the back room behind the cabinet on the ground floor with a possible Stealth Boy.
  • Gillian House: This house is infested with radroaches. There are two Pre-War Books in the front room, one on the bookshelf and the other on a table. A Grognak the Barbarian can be found on the childs bed upstairs. There is also a safe under the queen bed in the Master Bedroom(Easy).
  • Gibson House: Tumblers Today can be found on a desk. There are four Pre-War Books -- one in the front room, one on the bookcase in the children's room, one in the bathroom tub off the master bedroom, and one on the bedside table in the master bedroom (next to two Med-X. There is a safe in the master bedroom (Easy) and the locked Model of Home(Very Hard) in the living room.
  • Benson House: There is a Pre-War Book on the ground floor on top of the bookcase. D.C. Journal of Internal Medicine can be found in the upstairs master bedroom along with a Pre-War Book. There is also a safe (Easy) behind the dresser in this room.


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  • Minefield was called Ridgefield before it was filled with mines, as the key looted from Arkansas is the "Ridgefield Gate Key". The town was emptied by slavers.
  • A few mines cannot be disarmed -- you never get the red prompt. When you see that you are not getting a red prompt, you must back up quickly to avoid injury.
  • Sometimes there will be a dead raider in one of the houses who has an Assault Rifle.
  • This is a very good place to find parts for custom weapons. Especially toy cars in the children's rooms for the Dart Gun, and lawn mower blades in the various lawn mowers in town for the Shishkebab.
  • There has been a report where Arkansas had spawned inside the Zane house and starts shooting at the Lone Wanderer, when he was at his hideout just a few seconds ago. (Confirmed Xbox 360)
  • There has been cases were the Firelance event will occur on top of the hill behind Minefield.

Behind the scenes

  • The names of the houses in Minefield are references to the Hideo Kojima game "Snatcher". In the Capitol Post building in L'Enfant Plaza, a decapitated body sitting with its head between its legs can be found, with a note on it that says "SEARCH THE HOUSE". This is identical to a scene in "Snatcher". The house in the game also had a miniature house model. "Gibson" refers to Jean Jack Gibson, the character from Snatcher. The "Gillian's House" refers to "Gillian Seed", the protagonist of Snatcher. "Benson" is the name of two characters from the game as well (either Benson Cunningham- the chief or Harry Benson- the engineer).

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ST Expanded

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A minefield is the deployment of a large number of mines within a certain area.

Prior to the start of the Dominion War, Starfleet placed a minefield at the mouth of the Bajoran wormhole to prevent Dominion reinforcements from entering the Alpha Quadrant. (DS9: "Call to Arms")

After over three months of fighting the Dominion was successful at destroying the minefield at the mouth of the wormhole. However, the intervention of the Prophets stopped the arrival of Dominion reinforcements. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels"; Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Into the Fire")

While battling the Dominion on a Federation planet Captain Rachel Daley had her company lay a minefield between a town and the approaching Jem'Hadar to slow their advance. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Section 214C")

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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

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These are suppose to do damage to enemy faction SF players when stepped on but they have been bugged for almost a year now.

Usually placed at a base entry way and marked with a obvious marker. Have to be purchased off faction recruiters.

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