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Fallout 3 Guide - Miscellaneous Quests

Blood Ties

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|HOW TO UNLOCK: Talk to Lucy West at Megaton (usually at Moriarty's Saloon).   |
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|ITEMS: [] Tumblers Today, {} Vampire's Edge.                                  |
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|QUEST REWARD: [] Shishkebab Schematics, [] Hemotophage Perk.                  |
| (300 EXP)    [] Can Sell Blood Packs for 15 Caps a piece.                    |
|              [] 300 Karma if you close a deal between Arefu and The Family. |
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|ENEMIES: o Raider                                                             |
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Accept the quest from Lucy West from Megaton.  She can usually be found at Colin Moriarty's Saloon at Megaton, but she sometimes wanders off and to do nothing in particular, actually.

Arefu:
Your next destination is Arefu, a large bridge in the wasteland and the home of Evan King.  Fasttravel to the nearest location you have discovered so far and find Evan King on the bridge.  Speech Challenge him for more information, then head out to explore the residences in the surrounding area.


Ken is such a nice man.

Check the nearby Ewers residence and knock on the door.  Once inside, get all information you can from Mr. and Ms. Ewers, then go back outside.  Next, check the Schenzy's House further NW and do the same standard procedure.  Head back outside and break into Evan King's House on the north - it's only averagely locked.

Inside you'll be able to find the Repair Bobblehead on the table, but if you thought that was all you're terribly wrong.  You can ransack seven {AMMO BOXES} upstairs.  Head into the West Residence and find the poor family on the ground, dead.
Depending on your Medicine Skill you get more clues the better you are:

Skill Level:  Hints & Conclusion:
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    0-29      ‘They're dead.'
   30-49      ‘There are bite marks in their necks.'
   50-69      ‘The lack of bloodstains is weird because wounds like these would
               surely cause a major blood loss.'
   70-89      ‘The bite marks appear to be made by humans with sharp teeth.'
    90        ‘The black powder on their bodies comes from old trainyards.'

When you're done CSI'ing go back to Evan and tell him what you saw.  The search for The Family now starts.

Meresti:
Head off the bridge the way you came and make your way to the east until you can cross the river over a dry bedding with a wrecked ship.  Continue east and head past the two smaller bridges that lead to Big Town.  You'll soon get to the Meresti Trainyard - beware of any Raiders attacking you - and you'll want to enter the service tunnel on the south.


Look for the metro tunnels behind the fence. Kill or negotiate with the two Ghouls near the fridge – this is quick a freeform quest.

Make your way through the tunnel but beware of a frag mine, bear trap and baby carriage respectively.  Head down the tunnel south and be extremely cautious for a variety of traps once more.  When you're about to enter through the hole in the ground, disarm the hanging Grenade Bouquet first.  You shouldn't go through the hole either way, because it leads to a couple of Mirelurks and Seneca Station.

Head down the other tunnel until you meet Robert, a guard of The Family.  In order to be let through you can employ several acts of speech or action..:
1. Speech Challenge to be let through.
2. With the Cannibal Perk you'll be let through.
3. Bribe him with 100 Caps.
4. Show Lucy's Sealed Envelope.

Go through the gate and check for a [TUMBLERS TODAY] on the table.  The rest of the items you shouldn't take due to The Family turning hostile on you.  Proceed to the next area.

Meresti Metro Station:
Head over to the south area and talk to the following people:

Alan:    He won't give you any info regarding the password.
Brianna: If you have the Lady Killer Perk she can give you more info (password).
Justin:  You can Speech Challenge him for a password you need.
Karl:    This white-haired man will only give you the password if you have the
         Black Widow Perk (assuming you're female) or if you have high STR.
Holly:   Vance's Wife can be charmed by Charisma or the Scoundrel Perk.

If you got the password by now there is no need to talk to Vance, the handsome man with long brown coat upstairs.  Instead, head upstairs and go south to the door near a security terminal.  The password allows you to open up the door and speak with Ian.
No matter what his decision is, talk to Vance afterwards and chat about Arefu.  Fix up a deal, then talk about Ian.  You'll be given the Shishkebab Schematics as a reward.  Fast travel back to Arefu once you reach the worldmap.

The quest is now at an end, but there is one more reward for you to fetch back at The Family.  Talk to Vance and have him learn the ways of The Family.  You'll gain the Hemotophage Perk which allows you to consume Blood Packs for 20 HP instead of 1 HP.  You can also sell Blood Pack to Vance for 15 Caps a piece.

Note: There is one final thing for you to do, that is, if you don't mind
stealing a very rare melee weapon.  You can either unlock the Sword Cabinet (which requires a 75 Lockpick Skill), or you can steal the key from Vance.

The best way to get {VANCE'S SWORD CABINET KEY} is to pickpocket it from him.  Save your game and use a Stealth Boy when you attempt to do so, and reset if you get caught.  Travel to his private quarters south of the higher level and open up the cabinet in his bedroom so you can steal the {VAMPIRE'S EDGE}.



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