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Darwin is a location in Wasteland.
Project Darwin (original base name unknown), established before the nuclear war, was a classified genetic and biological research center located in a remote mountainous location in Nevada. The base was designed to be entirely self-sufficient, with a radioactive field prohibiting access to and from the facility and the adjoining town, with only a winding mountain route remaining as a clear connection to the outside world.
The town served as a housing area for the massive research facility, with all necessities on-site, including a hospital, convenience store, bar, emergency chemical lab etc. While the research base provided enough living space for the base's personnel, the men simply chose to live in the town.
Darwin Village is surrounded by a belt of radiation. In fact, the only safe way to visit Darwin Village is with a Rad suit, or by circling around and picking your way through the mountains from the north. Darwin Village is a good place to shop and to grind for experience for prospective adventurers.
 Surface (Darwin village)
Darwin Village has two shops, doctor, one library, a lab, and a bar. You can hire two comrades at Darwin Village: Metal Maniac and Mad Dog Fargo. The base itself is discussed in greater detail below. One shop of importance is the Black Market, where you can get pretty much any gun or armor (short of Pseudo-Chitin Armor) you want. You should drop by: the password is "CRETIAN".
 Underground (Project Darwin)
You must have Secpass 7 to enter the Base and open the doors. This prevents you from entering the Base until after you've repaired Max and visited the Sleeper Base. The Base has three levels: one of which is home to the biological testing grounds full of dangerous monsters.