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You'll never make it alone, I tell ya, I've seen some ugly sights around here. We can handle anything though, you're safe with us. Do the right thing and hire yourself some mercs...

–Black Dog Bodyguard

Black Dog Bodyguards are members of the Black Dog faction. They spawn with randomized names and can have either Traitorous, Brave, or Crazy Personalities.

They wear [Shoddy] armour (10% chance of [Standard]) and have weapons manufactured by Catun Scrapmaster.


Attributes Level
Strength 35
Toughness 35
Dexterity 35
Perception 1

Combat Skills Level
Melee Attack, Melee Defence 35
Dodge, Martial Arts 35÷10

Weapon Skills Level
Blunt, Hackers, Heavy, Katanas, Polearms, Sabres 35

Ranged Skills Level
Turrets 35
Crossbows 1
Precision Shooting 35

Thievery Skills Level
Stealth, Lockpicking, Thievery 1
Assassination 35÷2

Athletic Skills Level
Athletics, Swimming 35

Science Skills Level
Field Medic 35
Engineer, Robotics, Science 1

Trade Skills Level
Weapon Smith, Armour Smith, Labouring, Farming, Cooking 1

Stats randomize by 5
The Statistics here are taken from FCS. Skills will be multiplied by the racial multiplier. Players should also be aware that non-player characters also level up while fighting.


The Black Dog Bodyguards can randomly extort the player when they get close. They will ask for 2,500 Cats to bodyguard the player for a day. Refusing usually leads to an attack. Once the contract is over, they will talk to the player again, where they will ask for 700 extra Cats. Refusing, of course, leads to an attack.

They will also show up to a player base to ask for protection money of 4,000 Cats. The player can get this down to 3,000 Cats. Refusal causes them to come back later to ransack the base.