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WSG Lurking in the Mirelurk Lair

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Fallout 3 Guide - Miscellaneous Quests

The Wasteland Survival Guide: Lurking in the Mirelurk Lair

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|HOW TO UNLOCK: Talk to Moira in Megaton, located in the Craterside Supply.    |
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|QUEST REWARD: [] Steal Boy (x), [] Shady Hat, [] Ammunition.                  |
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|ENEMIES: o Mirelurk    o Mirelurk Hunter                                      |
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Head over to the Anchorage Memorial, which you can easily access by traveling to Tepid Sewers and going west from there.  Check your local map to find the exact location of the entrance and enter the lair.  It should say: Anchorage Memorial Facility.
It helps if you have a Sneak Boy and a decent Sneak Skill, but you can always do multiple attempts if you want to complete the optional part too, which excludes the killing of any Mirelurks.

Head straight downstairs and around the corner.  Before you open the door, now is an excellent time to put on a Stealth Boy.  If you follow the instructions to come, you should be able to perfectly use the 2 minutes of stealth that you are granted.

Sneak, and open up the door.  Quietly sneak to the north, ignoring the Mirelurk, and take a right (east) through the door leading to an area called Anchorage Memorial Facility Bay.  Head to your left, then right again and basically circle around the center, but stick to the outer walls until you get to some stairs leading down (south).

Head down and go around the corner.  A Mirelurk will be lurking (what else?) in the nearby distance.  Cautiously sneak towards him but take a left (west) on the bridge.  Here, look on your right for some steps down into the water.  Once in the water, look for a Mirelurk Egg Clutch on your left, and place the Observer.

With your objective completed, the only thing that rests for you to do is to get the hell out of this place.  Backtrack the way you came.  It's likely that around halfway your Stealth Boy runs out.  You should be able to just make a run for the exit and be done with it either way.  Head back to Megaton to report on your findings.



 
 

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Nov 5th 2012 Guest
Allow dogmeat to make the kill but you can wound the mirelurks without failing the optional quest. Just save alot.
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Jul 16th 2011 HoneyWubbyBear
The pipe is at the South corner. When inside, head forward and make the right turn. The eggs are above the waterline and to your right. Don't waste your time trying to find them underwater like I did. Not having air rapes your health. -_- *WubbyBear*
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Mar 16th 2011 Guest
Worked just fine. Idk the exact location of the pipe itself either but it is under water and around the area. (you DON'T have to run around the top area ..but you will get to about 100 - 200 RADS if that pending on how fast you move.
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Jan 3rd 2011 Guest
DO NOT FOLLOW THIS GUIDE! There is a much simpler option which requires no stealth boy, will take a fraction of the time, and you won't encounter any mirelurks!

When you get to the memorial run around the area on top of the memorial to fill in the local surroundings on your pip boy. Now look at the local map for the entrance to the memorial offices. It is accessed via swimming through a pipe underwater. Once you've go through this door slowly head forwards until you reach the eggs, plant the device, and swim back. I just did it and all it resulted in was a tiny bit of radiation.

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