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Valdez is a town in Alaska on Earth. It is the hometown of William Riker. The first wedding ceremony of Riker and Deanna Troi was performed there in 2379. (TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)


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Fallout

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to PMV Valdez article)

From The Vault

PMV Valdez

inside: San Francisco
map marker: Tanker
sections: Bridge
Main Deck
Starboard Cargo Hold
leaders: Captain A. Ron Meyers
merchants: Tanker merchants
factions: Vagrants
quests: Get Chip's spleen
Find Badger's girlfriend in the hold below the ship

Interior of the PMV

Once anchored in San Francisco, Poseidon Marine Vessel (PMV) Valdez is an old, decaying oil tanker, that has played a pivotal role in Fallout 2, where it enabled the Chosen One to travel to the Enclave Oil Rig and save the world from destruction.

Despite the energy crisis, the oil tanker ran on oil, rather than fusion. It is probable that converting such a vessel was deemed too expensive (since as long as there was some oil, the payload would be valuable enough to justify the fuel cost) or simply that it was impossible due to the limitations of the fledgling fusion technology. However, while utilizing outdated technology as propulsion, the tanker was fully automated and equipped with a navigational computer secured by a door operated with a magnetic tanker FOB. Additionally, the ship was equipped with an IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) transponder, preventing Poseidon Oil defenses from sinking it.

Post-War history

After 2077, the tanker was disabled by the Enclave (security act 9837-334-27A), possibly as a means of preventing access to the Oil Rig, and the tanker FOB was moved to Navarro military base, while the NavCom Parts were sealed in Vault 13.

After it's abandonment, various creatures have taken residence in the tanker (though some say they were deliberately placed there by the Enclave). The happy bunch included centaurs, floaters and aliens. A band of vagrants eventually occupied the deck of the tanker, forcing the creatures to remain in the holds. The vagrants formed a community, using the vessel as their home, turning it into a simple settlement, selling various scavenged items to visitors.

The community was led by captain A. Ron Meyers, a Navarro technician gone AWOL, a tough old military guy (as described by Marc). The second community leader was Badger, the local hacker and electronics specialist. The vagrants themselves are a diverse collective of solitary wanderers, social outcasts and survivalists from across the wasteland. The vagrants immigrated to San Francisco for the tolerance and respect for secrecy there.

Exxon Valdez

Exxon Valdez was the original name of an oil tanker owned by the former Exxon Corporation. It gained widespread infamy after the March 24, 1989 oil spill in which the tanker hit Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil.

The tanker was 300 m long, 50 m wide, and 27 m in depth (987 ft by 166 ft by 88 ft), weighing 30,000 tons empty and powered by a 31,650 shp (23.60 MW) diesel engine. The ship could transport a maximum of 1.48 million barrels (200,000 t) at a sustained speed of 16.25 knots (30 km/h) and was employed to transport crude oil from the Alaska consortium's pipeline terminal in Valdez, Alaska, to the lower 48 states of the United States.

Appearances in games

The tanker appears only in Fallout 2.

Vehicles in the Fallout games
San Francisco
Enclave of the United States of America
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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Valdez
File:Valdez.png
Release date Unknown edit
Race Ghost
Members NPC? Yes
Quest NPC? Ghostly Robes
Location Entrance of Glarial's Tomb
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? Yes - obtained the Ring of Visibility in Desert Treasure
Gender Male
Examine Seems to flitter in and out of existence...
Notable features Starts the Ghostly robes miniquest


Valdez was an explorer back in the end of the Second Age, though he still exists in Gielinor as an invisible ghost. He can only be seen while the player is wearing the Ring of Visibility, obtained during the Desert Treasure quest, and can only be understood while the player is wearing an Amulet of Ghostspeak from the Restless Ghost quest. Valdez is the NPC that begins the Ghostly Robes Miniquest, and tells you a little about his story as well as giving you the Ghostly robe top.

On speaking to him with both necessary items equipped, Valdez will tell you his story. He was, in life, a loyal follower of Saradomin, and one day discovered an ancient and abandoned temple that appeared to be very old. On investigating inside, he unearthed the legendary god-weapon, the Staff of Armadyl. Rushing away to deliver the sacred artefact to Saradomin, who Valdez assumed would want to use to increase his dominion in Gielinor, Valdez was assailed on his journey back to Entrana by Rennard, a master thief. The staff was stolen from him and he was left for dead, but, because of his involvement with the betrayal of Zaros, though involuntary, he was cursed by the Empty Lord upon his death and was doomed to wander the surface of Gielinor as an invisible entity. After he explains his story he tells you to find Rennard, which begins the player on their journey to discover the secrets of Zamorak's betrayal.

Trivia

  • After speaking to Valdez without an Amulet of ghostspeak, you will try to decipher his message. While questioning him, eventually the player will state, "All your base are belong to us.," a reference to a popular intenet meme.

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