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Heartache by the Number

Fallout: New Vegas Walkthrough and Guide

by Absolute Steve  

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Heartache by the Number

QUEST REWARD: 500 EXP, Hand of Vengeance Perk or Calm Heart Perk


1. Cass is drowning her sorrows at the Mojave Outpost Her advice? Go work for the Crimson Caravan.

2. Pitch in at the Crimson Caravan Company if you're looking for caravan work.

3. Deliver the Crimson Caravan invoice to Doctor Hildern at Camp McCarran.

4. Return to Alice McLafferty and let her know you've delivered the invoice.

5. Return to Cass and see if you can get her to part with the title for Cassady Caravans.

6. Clear the roads for Jackson in Mojave Outpost HQ to allow Cass freedom to leave.

(Optional) "Remove" Jackson as an obstacle without Cass or anyone the wiser.

7a. Find Gloria Van Graff at the Silver Rush in Freeside and make that bitch eat her hair.

7b. Investigate the Silver Rush in Freeside for evidence on the Van Graff's guilt.

8. Take the evidence of the Caravan attacks to Jackson at the Mojave Outpost.

Start this quest by adding Cass as a follower and talking to her about what happened to her Caravan. Inquire further to receive the location on the World Map and head to Cassidy Caravans Wreckage. Pay your respects and search around then Cass will suggest going to another site, the Griffin Wares Sacked Caravan where you find only Ash Piles lying around. Cass will find a map showing more caravan routes, seek out Durable Dunn's Sacked Caravan. Once again nothing but a pile of ashes and Cass knows it was the Van Graffs and Crimson Caravan. You can either seek out Alice and Gloria and kill them or find evidence supporting they are working together.

Solving the Caravan Attacks Mystery

The Hand of Vengeance

This bloody route will need some high fire power but with one or two followers it can be done easily. Head to the Crimson Caravan Company Main Office and open fire on Alice McLafferty before she has a chance to fight back. Go to the Silver Rush in Freeside and lay waste to the guardsmen then enter the building using explosives and the energy weapons around the room to take out Gloria and her guards. Likewise, you can surrender your weapons at the door and steal some weapons as you enter when you are closer to Gloria. Once both women have been taken out Cass will learn the [HAND OF VENGEANCE] perk.

The Calm Heart

Head to the Crimson Caravan Company Main Office and go to the left side of the desk to find a locked safe (Average). Crouch and get hidden before you crack it open to find the [CRIMSON CARAVAN-VAN GRAFF AGREEMENT]. Report this to Cass then head to the Silver Rush with a Stealth Boy in hand. Head into the rest room and use the Stealth Boy then pick the door (Hard) that is being guarded. Open the safe via lockpicking or hacking the computer to find the [LETTER TO GLORIA].

Since you're here you might as well head upstairs and bust into the two locked doors (Hard) upstairs. Inside you will find [PLASMA RIFLES], [MICROFUSION CELLS] and various other energy weapon utensils.

Report back to Cass and ask if she knows anyone in NCR. Head to the Mojave Outpost and speak with Ranger Jackson. Tell him of the conspiracy to end the quest and receive [500 EXPERIENCE POINTS]. Cass will learn the [CALM HEART] perk if you took this route.

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Comments for Heartache by the Number

1 comments, latest first.
Nov 21st 2010 missmushroom
Heads up if you are having issues with this one when attempting to show Cass your evidence...

If, like me, you killed the silver rush Van Graff's earlier on (can I just point out... FOR Cass!), Cass will have a tantrum once you attempt to make good on your 'calm heart' intentions leaving only the 'hand of vengeance' route shown as an option. However, if you just leave Cass and her moody self waiting somewhere (I don't think you actually HAVE to leave Cass waiting, Cass and I just don't get along so well), collect the evidence anyway and take it to Ranger Jackson. He will approve of you going completely out of your way and accept the evidence, then... once you've raise this with the lovely and oh'so grateful Cass, she will just accept it and get over it.

Simple... and err, absolutely no faff whatsoever...

Enjoy ;)

Ko x
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