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by eolsunder

                              FALLOUT NEW VEGAS



  V 1.0 Completed 6-29-2011

  Written and maintained by James Friel
  Copyright @2011 James Friel ([email protected]) This FAQ is solely 
  intended for use on forum site, and may not be reproduced or
  duplicated without permission of myself. If you want to use or duplicate
  the FAQ, feel free on other sites, I really am not a greedy person, just
  make sure to credit the FAQ and myself when doing it. 

  FALLOUT NEW VEGAS is a PS3 game published by Bethesda Softworks 10/19/10.
                    Developed by Obsidian Entertainment.


  I.    Revision History
  II.   Introduction
  III.  Walkthrough
        1. Goodsprings (includes locations Goodsprings, Goodsprings Cemetery)
        2. Goodsprings Source
        3. Goodsprings Cave
        4. The Devil's Gullet
        5. Yangtze Memorial
        6. Jean Sky Diving
        7. New California Ranger (NCR) Correctional Facility
        8. Powder Ganger Camp South
        9. Powder Ganger Camp West
       10. Powder Ganger Camp North
       11. Powder Ganger Camp East
       12. Lone Wolf Radio
       13. Primm
       14. Nevada Highway Patrol Station
       15. Nipton Road Reststop
       16. Mojave Outpost
       17. Canyon Wreckage
       18. California Sunset Drive-in
       19. Ivanpah Dry Lake
       20. Ivanpah Race Tracks
       21. Nipton Road Pitstop
       22. Emergency Service Railroad
       23. The Prospectors Den
       24. Coyote Den
       25. Nipton
       26. Mojave Drive-in
       27. Bradleys Shack
       28. Wolfhorn Ranch
       29. Raided Farmstead
       30. Matthews Animal Husbandry Farm
       31. Ranger Station Charlie
       32. Novac
       33. Legion Raid Camp
       34. Old Nuclear Test Site
       35. Crashed Vertibird
       36. Mesquite Mountain Crater
       37. Mesquite Mountain Camp Site
       38. Morningstar Cavern
       39. Crescent Canyon East
       40. Crescent Canyon West
       41. Camp Searchlight
       42. Hidden Supply Cave
       43. Searchlight Airport
       44. Searchlight East Gold Mine
       45. Fireroot Cavern
       46. Cottonwood Crater
       47. Coyote Mines
       48. Searchlight North Gold Mine
       49. Snyder Prospector Camp
       50. Wrecked Highwayman
       51. Highway 95's Viper Encampment
       52. Ranger Station Echo
       53. Repconn Test Site
       54. Clark Field
       55. Jack Rabbit Springs
       56. Walking Box Cavern
       57. Harpers Shack
       58. Dead Wind Cavern
       59. Primm Pass
       60. Gibson Scrap Yard
       61. Helios One
       62. El Dorado Gas And Service
       63. El Dorado Dry Lake
       64. 188 Trading Post
       65. Smith Mesa Prospector Camp
       66. Blue Paradise Vacation Rentals
       67. Cottonwood Overlook
       68. Sniper's Nest
       69. Cliffside Prospectors Camp
       70. Lucky Jim Mine
       71. Southern Nevada Wind Farm
       72. Cazador Nest
       73. Ranger Station Delta
       74. Black Rock Cave
       75. Ranger Station Alpha
       76. Boulder Beach Campground
       77. Mountain Shadows Campground
       78. Deserted Shack
       79. Boulder City
       80. Repconn Headquarters

       81. Sloan
       82. Hidden Valley
       83. Scorpion Gulch
       84. Cottonwood Cove
       85. Followers Outpost
       86. Lake Las Vegas
       87. Camp Golf
       88. Grub and Gulp Rest Stop
       89. Aerotech Office Park
       90. NCR Sharecroppers Field
       91. East Pump Station 
       92. Vault 34
       93. New Vegas Medical Clinic
       94. Molerat Ranch
       95. Crimson Caravan Company

  V. Last Words


  6/29/11 v1.0
  - Walkthrough started
  - Added Introduction
  - Added Prologue
  - Added Locations 1-95
  - Added Last Words

  [NOTE: my revision history starts at version 1.0 and each change will be
         noted as a .1 addition, so on the 3rd revision if it gets to that
         will be version 1.3]


  Based on many fan requests I decided to make up a quick FAQ on FALLOUT NEW
VEGAS, with a general layout similar to my FALLOUT 3 FAQ. Readers have said it
was easy to follow and use and liked it, so why mess with a good thing.

  FALLOUT NEW VEGAS is the latest addition to the FALLOUT series, taking you
to the wastes around the sparkling city of VEGAS to explore, maim, kill and 
do what all your other FALLOUT characters have done. VEGAS isn't quite as good
as FALLOUT 3, it lacks the imagination, and it basically uses the same game
engine, so no improved graphics, which many expect for a new game. Same old
graphics? TThhrrpt. Thankfully the FALLOUT 3 graphics were decent to begin 
with so its not too bad, but you'd think they would have updated them at least
a little over the years. They did adjust the game to make it more difficult to
make up any uber character, and changed it to tailor to a few specific types
of gameplay. 

  This Walkthrough will give you a complete walkthrough of the game, from
beginning to end and to enjoy everything that you can get out of it. 
  Things to note. The game is a first person SHOOTER. This means that combat
is a lot harder than with a turn based game, because you actually have to aim
and attack things manually instead of a system where your stats affect how
good you hit. There is an adjusted V.A.T. combat system that helps with the
popular aiming that Fallout 1 and 2 had. Sadly they didn't extend this to all
weapons, so guns are the only weapons you can aim at body parts. That doesn't
make the other weapons any less fun, just not as beneficial as guns. 

  There are also FAQS which explain the combat system, stats, perks, and other
things. I won't go over those here. I will simply tell you what to pick and 
what to do. Saves a lot of reading.

  Some things to remember
  1) Always heal by resting if possible. 1 hours rest in a bed will heal all
     your wounds. Save your healing Stims for emergencies.
  2) Early on use melee weapons and save ammo. Save the ammo for the harder
     foes. Most weaker enemies can be beaten with melee weapons easy.
  3) Save often. FALLOUT NEW VEGAS has a lot of glitches, such as getting 
     stuck in objects, lockups, etc. SAVE OFTEN.
  4) Do not use any of the permenant skill books until you get the level 6
     Comprehension perk which gives you +1 skill per book. A must have.



  I. GOODSPRINGS  (Prologue)

  You start the game by watching the Intro. You've been shot in the head and
  left for dead. You wake up in Doc Mitchells' clinic. This starts [AIN'T THAT
  A KICK IN THE HEAD] quest.

   ) Awaken to have Doc ask your name and check your face. You can put in your
     character name and face description here. Afterwards follow the Doc to
     the Vit-O-matic where you can pick your stats. For the starting area of
     Goodsprings take the following stats, you will be able to re-do your 
     character when you leave the starting Goodspring area.

     STRENGTH:      4
     PERCEPTION:    6
     ENDURANCE:     5
     CHARISMA:     10
     AGILITY:       4
     LUCK:          1
   ) Now follow the Doc to his couch. Sitting on it, he will give you a quick
     test of questions. Just answer the first one each time, afterwards you
     can reset and manually pick your 3 TAG skills. Pick [BARTER, SPEECH, and
     SCIENCE]. You will then pick your 2 traits, take [GOOD NATURED] and 

   ) Go over to the door with Doc Mitchell and talk to him, he will give you
     some items and your [PIPBOY]. You are done with him for now. Head back
     to the medic room where you woke up and click on the [CHEMIST SET] on the
     table and choose to get 5 [STIMPACKS]. Now click on the [BROKEN 9MM
     MACHINE GUN] and repair it. Open the [SASPARILLA CRATE] and loot it. You
     will be using this crate to store any items until you get your hotel 
     room later. Until then this will do fine for storing items. Loot the 
     clinic dry, and store your extra stuff in the crate. Talking to the Doc
     will get you needed info, plus pass a speech check [SPEECH:30] to get
     3 [STIMPACKS]. 

   ) Exit the hospital clinic, go straight left down the road and enter the
     Saloon. You'll encounter SUNNY. Talk to her and get some town info but 
     save the first option for last. You will get a lockpick book and info on
     picking a safe in the school house later. When finished pick the first 
     option and start the [BACK IN THE SADDLE] quest series. Follow SUNNY
     outside and around to the back of the Saloon. Approaching her, she will
     hand you a [VARMIT RIFLE] and some ammo. Kneel and shoot 3 of the bottles
     off the fence. 

   ) SUNNY will want you to continue and help her clear some Geckos from the 
     water well. Follow her until she stops and tells you to sneak left up to
     the well to kill the Geckos. Run up and shoot or punch them dead. The 
     wells have clear non-radioactive water so drink up to heal any damage.
     Report back to SUNNY who will want you to clear the other 2 wells. Agree
     then follow her and kill the Geckos at the 2nd well, then head left down
     the hill to the 3rd well, where the Geckos are attacking a Goodspring 
     settler. Save her, and talk to her afterwards to get 3 [PURIFIED WATER].
     Talk to SUNNY again for a reward and to finish the [BACK IN THE SADDLE]
     quest, and to start the [BY A CAMPFIRE ON THE TRAIL] quest. 

   ) Fast travel back to GOODSPRINGS and enter the general store. Talk to CHET
     and ask about various topics to get info. Buy a shovel. Head outside then
     northeast up the big hill towards the water tower/graveyard. On the way
     you'll probably encounter a BARK SCORPION. Kill it and continue to the
     top, and kill the BLOATFLIES that are up there. Pick the [BROC FLOWER],
     take the [SNOW GLOBE-GOODSPRINGS] and other items that are about on the
     graves. Finally dig up the various graves for misc items. 

   ) Go back to town, then head SW towards the red school building. Just out-
     side are 2 GIANT MANTIS NYMPHS. Kill them and pick the [XANDER ROOT] 
     bulbs just near the tree trunk. Fast travel to GOODSPRINGS SOURCE and go
     down and talk to SUNNY. Activate the campfire, make a [HEALING POWDER].
     Fast travel back to town and enter the Saloon. You'll see an argument
     between TRUDY and JOE COBB. Talk to TRUDY afterwards which finishes the
     [BY A CAMPFIRE ON THE TRAIL] quest. Milk her for all information, talk
     about her broken radio, then talk about how to handle JOE COBB, and you
     will start the [GHOST TOWN GUNFIGHT] quest. 

   ) Now repair the broken radio [REPAIR:20] and talk to Trudy for a reward.
     [BARTER:20] for some extra caps. You'll level up. Raise EXPLOSIVES to 25
     and pick the SWIFT LEARNER perk. Head outside, and go to the SE building 
     where you will find JOE COBB standing. Talk to him and milk him for info,
     but DO NOT TALK ABOUT TAKING OVER THE TOWN. Pass the speech check for 
     some free exp. Once done talking to JOE, crouch and hide behind him and
     ready your 9MM MACHINE GUN (or another weapon). SAVE YOUR GAME. Now,
     while hidden enter V.A.T.S and shoot him in the head. If your reputation
     with the POWDER GANGERS drops, reload and try again. You're going to kill
     JOE anyway soon, might as well do it now. You should be able to kill him
     from stealth without any reputation change. Loot him. 

   ) Head up to the gas station near the Medical Clinic, enter and talk to 
     RINGO, and get info from him. Agree to help him against the GANGERS, then
     loot the entire gas station, making sure to pick the safe using the 
     lockpick book that SUNNY gave you. Return to the Saloon and talk to SUNNY
     who will open options to get town support for the [GHOST TOWN GUNFIGHT]
     quest. Talk to TRUDY and pass [SPEECH:25] check for supplies. Go outside
     and talk to EASY PETE pass [EXPLOSIVES:25] check for dynamite. Head into
     the supply store and talk to CHET pass [BARTER:25] check for fighting
     supplies, and finally up to DOC MITCHELL for medical supplies. Return to
     TRUDY she should talk about JOE COBB and give you some exp (strange she
     doesn't talk about this earlier). 

   ) Your all ready for the final showdown. Get what ever weapons and items
     you want and head up to the gas station and talk to RINGO to let him know
     the town is ready. Start the fight, SUNNY shows up and says the Gangers
     are on the way. Go outside and run down to the Saloon area, the Powder 
     Gangers are heading up the road. 

     NOTE: You can fight this battle any way you want, its not super hard, but
     there is a catch. If you kill any of the Gangers your reputation with
     them will drop all the way. We want it to only drop a little, so when you
     enter the fight, don't kill any of them, let the townspeople do it. You
     want to distract them. Equip a basic weapon (laser pistol, 9MM, etc) and
     run directly into their group. Attack them lowering their health but do
     not kill them yourself. Keep to the left so the townspeople have open
     shots. Switch foes, wounding them down to low health, they don't do any
     major damage to you, so just be the "big target". Afterwards, you'll 
     level up again. Raise LOCKPICK to 25 and BARTER to 48. Ringo will come up
     and give you some caps as a reward. 

   ) OK! Your basically done in GOODSPRINGS. Time to finish up the Prologue so
     we can head out into the wasteland. Start in the south of town, a house
     there holds a [CHINESE ARMY TRAINING MANUAL] on a shelf, but you'll have
     steal it. Do NOT use the MANUAL until you get the perk that lets you gain
     the +1 boost. Outside talk to VICTOR the robot and loot his shack. In the
     schoolhouse you'll find some more GIANT MANTIS NYMPHS to kill, some good
     temp skill books about the schoolhouse. Make sure to hack the terminal
     in the school before you pick the safe for extra exp. In the store you
     can steal a [SILENCED .22 PISTOL] off the counter, and loot various mail-
     boxes, plants and houses/ruins in town. Enter the Saloon and when you are
     alone you can steal the [357 MAGNUM] off the counter, and hack the back
     computer terminal to open the safe. Don't get caught <grin>.

   ) Finish selling, gathering and storing your items. Buy what you want from
     the store/saloon then save your game. This will be your Starting save
     point. You can start any new game from here, once you leave the area you
     can change your character before continuing on into the wild. You will
     want to make sure you have..
     A few types of weapons, decent REGULAR armor (you don't want to wear 
     clan armors unless needed), A set of Powder Ganger armor (for disguise
     later), your temp skill books, your shovel. Your .22 silenced pistol, you
     will be using this for assassination attempts in many places, get very
     attached to your little gun. 

     Your new character you want to have the following stats. 

     Strength:      5
     Perception:    6
     Endurance:     7
     Charisma:      1
     Intelligence:  10
     Agility:       5
     Luck:          6


     Level 2 raise SPEECH to 30 and SCIENCE to 32, pick INTENSE TRAINING perk
             and raise LUCK+1 (to 7)
     Level 3 raise SCIENCE to 40, LOCKPICK to 40 and REPAIR to 27

     As you level up, you do not want to raise any skill above 64. You will
     gain +16 skill points per skill using books which will reach 80, and you
     can read temporary skill books to raise skills +20 for certain uses. Once
     you reach your cap of 64 (or 80) in all skills then you can assign points
     into raising them more. No need for that until later.

     As for perks, pick these perks at these levels.
     Lv2:  Intense Training (luck+1)
     Lv4:  Educated
     Lv6:  Comprehension
     Lv8:  Strong Back
     Lv10: Finesse
     Lv12: Sniper
     Lv14: Commando
     Lv16: Better Criticals
     Lv18: Action Boy
     Lv20: Grim Reapers Spirit
     Lv22: TAG   (Guns)

     Many items you find can be used to create other items, so i suggest that
     you try and save as many items as possible so down the road you can make
     cool new things out of them. 

     Items that you can freely sell and do not need to save..

     Ruined books of all kinds, including pre-war books
     Cigarettes and Cigarette cartons
     General utensils.. such as spoons, glasses, forks, plates, etc
     Extra weapons or clothing that you do not plan on wearing.
     Deco items like nuka-cola trucks, teddy bears, etc

     Items that you want to save for later for crafting, and other uses

     All "AID" items including food, healing, books, etc. 
     All general misc found items such as machinery, wrenches, glue, that do
         not fit into the above "sell" category" If you dont' know, then don't
         sell it.
     Glass pitchers and empty soda bottles, used for recipes. 
     Snow globes
     Weapon mod items and any ammo material (casings, powder, etc)


  ) Fast travel to GOODSPRINGS SOURCE. Various junk litters the campsite, and
    a roaming man, BARTON THORN wants you to help his girlfriend who is up on
    the hillside trapped by Geckos. Agree to help then head up the hill to
    the southwest, past the small tower. Look! Cute Geckos! Die Geckos! You'll
    run into a bunch of them, too bad they are easy to smush.

    Continue NW at the intersection and head up the hill to the top, where a
    dead prospector lies among some loot. There are 3 bear traps you can 
    disarm, along with a bed to rest in if needed. Once done, head back down
    the hill where BARTON will ambush you. Seems he's evil! Die Evil BARTON!
    (You'd think... why would he think he could kill you after you killed all
     the Geckos that he couldn't kill..guess his intelligence is below 3)
  ) Head due north towards the large hill in the distance. Stay to the left
    side and you'll come up upon GOODSPRINGS CAVE.


  ) This small cave has a few COYOTES outside. Take them out, and just before
    you enter the cave, there is a big rock on the right hand side. Its hollow
    so check it for some loot. Enter the cave, and there are more COYOTES 
    inside to kill. Loot the cave and the dead bodies inside. 

  ) Heading outside you want to go around or over the big hill and just north-
    east is a huge sinkhole, THE DEVIL'S GULLET.


   ) This huge hole usually has a couple more COYOTES wandering about. You can
     go down into the hole via makeshift ramp, where some minor loot can be
     found. You can find a [SUNSET SARSAPARILLA STAR BOTTLE CAP] in the bottom
     of a crate. 

   ) Look to the north/northeast you'll see a large white cross, head that way
     to find the YANGTZE MEMORIAL.


   ) This memorial gives a great view of the area, you can see NEW VEGAS not
     to far to the north, especially at night when its lit up. On the south
     side of the memorial is a hollow rock with a white peace sign. Loot it, 
     and then get the dufflebag that's on the east side right under the small
     red sign. 

   ) You can use your shovel and dig the few grave sites to get some misc 
     items from them. Look to the north and you'll see a small red metal shed,
     head there and loot the inside. 

   ) Fast travel back to GOODSPRINGS SOURCE. You want to head due east. Now is
     the time to equip your POWDER GANGER ARMOR, we are going to infiltrate
     the Powder Ganger base. Keep heading east till you find JEAN SKY DIVING.


   ) Approaching the small shack you will notice 2 "people" behind it. Skip 
     the shack for now and go around back, you'll see 2 POWDER GANGERS. Since
     you are wearing their faction armor they are neutral to you. Its time to
     start assassinating. You want to hide behind them, crouch, and bring out
     your [SILENCED .22 PISTOL]. Once you are "hidden" V.A.T.S. shoot them in
     the head for a silent kill, that results in no detection and no type of
     reputation loss. Kill both gangers. An explosive crate is wedged in the
     crack of the cliff wall that can be looted. 

   ) Enter the shack for some minor loot. On the table is the key to the 
     locked locker, plus a [SUNSET SARSAPARILLA STAR BOTTLE CAP]. Now you have
     marked on your map the location of NEW CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC CORRECTIONAL
     FACILITY to the southeast. Head there, its just over a big hill. 


   ) Approaching the main gate, you'll encounter DAWES. He will let you in if
     you pay him 100 caps. Either pay or pickpocket his key. Ignore everyone
     at this time, and head through the entrance building and exit in the back
     into the courtyard.

   ) To the left is the main admin building. Enter it, take a left and head
     upstairs to find EDDIE, the Ganger leader. Talk to him to start the [I 
     FOUGHT THE LAW] quest. He asks for you to head to the POWDER GANGER CAMP
     SOUTH to "take care" of a rival CHAVEZ. Exit the NCR Facility and head
     south to find the camp.


  ) This small camp has a few Ganger convicts, including CHAVEZ. Talk to him
    why your there and convince him [SPEECH:30] to move on. You can then sneak
    assassinate the Ganger troops with your [SILENCED .22 PISTOL] and take
    them out. Loot the basic items in the camp and return to EDDIE. 

  ) You should level up sometime soon. Raise REPAIR to 42, and take the 
    EDUCATED perk

  ) EDDIE will thank you for your help and ask you to perform a 2nd mission.
    Head over to JEAN SKY DIVING to find a suspicious merchant hanging around.
    Chat with him, passing a few skill checks [SPEECH:30] or [INT:6] to find
    out hes a bounty hunter. persuade him about paying a toll [SPEECH:30] then
    when your finished, whip out a weapon and kill him, and loot. Return to 
    EDDIE to complete this 2nd task. 

  ) You will get EDDIE'S last task, to get information from NCR about their
    plans. Ignore this for now, we are going to take out the facility POWDER
    GANGER convicts, using of course your [SILENCED .22 PISTOL]. If you run
    out of ammo restock at GOODSPRINGS, or try a hand/melee weapon. The more
    we eliminate now, the less we have to worry about later. You can kill 
    almost everyone in the compound if you want except EDDIE. Do not kill him.
    Also do not kill MEYERS in the entrance building, we will be using him in
    a quest later. It might be a little hard when killing EDDIE'S guards in
    his office, try using a [STEALTH BOY] if you have one. What i did, i stood
    in the small closet and took out SCRAMBLER first, the sitting guard 2nd,
    then i put a [CASE] and a couple dead bodies on the desk to block EDDIE'S
    sight, then took out the guard standing at the doorway.

  ) Start in the courtyard and take out any guards on the sniper towers, or
    roaming about in the courtyard, using your stealth-silencer method. Once
    all the guards are dead, enter the right Cellblock-A and Cellblock-B and
    kill anyone inside. [SCHEMATICS POWDER CHARGE] is inside a locked door in
    Cellblock-B. A [STAR BOTTLECAP] is in the entrance building on the desk.
    In the administration building on the second floor you will find a [LYING
    CONGRESSIONAL STYLE]. Again, do NOT use this book until you get the perk
    that gives +1 skill boost when reading. 

  ) With all the killing in the Facility, you should level up again. Raise 
    LOCKPICK to 50 (you can now unlock the footlocker in Cellblock-B if you 
    don't have a book) and EXPLOSIVES to 25

  ) Once the compound is cleared out of foes except for EDDIE and MEYERS, loot
    what you want, and then we will clear out the other 3 POWDER GANGERS camps
    that are about. Fast travel to JEAN SKY DIVING and head south, to find the
    POWDER GANGER CAMP WEST. Remember we will be killing POWDER GANGER troops
    while wearing Ganger armor as disguise, and in stealth/assassinate with
    the .22 silenced pistol. 


  ) Careful here, there is about 4 powder charge mines about the camp. Quickly
    disarm and take them, and take out the 2 POWDER GANGERS. After looting, if
    you head southeast, to the left of the radioactive flats you'll come to a
    irradiated hole, and down in the back near a burned car is a sneak skill
    magazine and some loot. 

  ) Fast travel back to NCR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES then head north towards
    the next Ganger base, POWER GANGER CAMP NORTH


  ) A little bigger than the west camp, the Ganger north camp holds 3 POWDER
    GANGER troops. Again careful, there are 4 powder charge mines at each of
    the 2 entrances (8 charges total) you can disarm and pick up. Take the
    charges, kill the Gangers and loot the camp. 

  ) Fast travel to POWDER GANGER CAMP SOUTH then head due east, towards the



  ) Same with the other camps, careful of powder charge mines. Sneak-kill the
    Gangers with your .22 silencer, and loot the camp. To the south-southwest
    is a hollowed out rock with some misc loot. 

  ) Fast travel to GOODSPRINGS SOURCE then head southwest up the hills. Follow
    the unknown location arrow until you arrive up at an abandoned trailer, 
    LONEWOLF RADIO. You'll probably run into a gaggle of GECKOS again.


  ) This little abandoned trailer in the hills holds a [WASTELAND SURVIVAL
    GUIDE] and [STAR BOTTLE CAP] near the bed. Not much else here except a
    boatload of radio equipment. Somebody has been busy. 

  ) Head southeast, you'll be running into some regular GECKOS now, a little
    tougher than the youngsters you were playing with before, but no major
    trouble. You might also find a small watering hole with many [BROC
    FLOWERS] and others about. Continue down the hillside to the main road, 
    heading south to our next major town, PRIMM. Go ahead and put on your
    regular armor, we will encounter NCR soldiers don't want them confusing
    us for Powder Gangers hehe. 


  Break time. Eat dinner. At this point in the game you should be level 5
  and have a decent amount of loot, caps, and basic weapons and armor. Your
  skills should be close to..

          Barter: 23
  Energy weapons: 18
      Explosives: 25
        Lockpick: 50
        Medicine: 26
    Melee weapon: 16
          Repair: 42
         Science: 40
      Small guns: 16
           Sneak: 16
          Speech: 31
         Unarmed: 20

   As you can see, doing ok with minimal weapons skills, it doesn't take much
   skill to get up close to a target and shoot it in the head, or V.A.T.S 
   smack it with a melee/unarmed weapon.

   Close to this point, I leveled up to 6 approaching PRIMM (killing GECKOS).
   Raise SPEECH to 40 and BARTER to 31. Take the COMPREHENSION perk, and now
   you can read any permanent skill book you find. Go ahead and use up your
   books that you have stored up (3 i think by now). 


  13. PRIMM

  ) PRIMM is divided into 2 sections, the west side where a small group of NCR
    troops have occupied the ruins, and the east side, where main buildings
    are. (The Hotel, Casino, houses, etc). Approaching PRIMM you are greeted
    by a NCR trooper informing you of the area situation.
  ) Stay on the right (west side). You can steal from many ammo containers in
    the NCR ruin's side. Find the tent housing LIEUTENANT HAYES. You want to
    stealth and pickpocket the [MILITARY ORDERS] off him successfully. Make 
    sure to read the orders. Talk to HAYES and chat about the NCR troopers 
    retaking the NCR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY. He will let you help with the raid
    and tell you to meet up with SERGEANT LEE near the facility.

  ) Fast travel back to NCR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY and head south to meet up
    with SERGEANT LEE. Talk to him to start the assault. Good thing you have
    already cleared the complex. Run down the hill through the now blown-up
    fence hole, and proceed to the administration building. Entering it, a
    half dozen NCR troops arrive and storm upstairs to kill EDDIE. go ahead
    and rush up with them and take EDDIE down. Once hes dead, wait around for
    a few minutes for LEE to show up and talk to LEE to finish the quest. You
    can also sneak-assassinate the NCR troopers without losing reputation and
    loot them also. Wait until you talk to LEE first then assassinate away. I
    would leave LEE alive though, but the rest are just generic NCR troopers.

  ) Fast travel back to PRIMM. We are going to clear out the town first. There
    are a couple CONVICTS in the main town square, and a couple around back
    up around the rollercoaster tracks. In the town south homes there is a 
    [STAR BOTTLE CAP] in one house and a locked safe behind a bookshelf in 
    another one. The mailboxes might hold temp skill magazines. In the 
    Sheriff office shack are a [COWBOY REPEATER] rifle and ammo. 

  ) Outside the MOJAVE EXPRESS BUILDING is a dead courier with a courier note.
    Enter the building and loot what you need, there is a broken companion
    robot on the counter, ignore it for now. Exit and enter the VIKKI AND
    VANCE CASINO, and talk to JOHNSON NASH. Take a while and chat all his
    speech options, you'll get a few quests out of it [ED-E MY LOVE] and 
    [THEY WENT THAT-A-WAY]. Head out of the casino. Its time to clear out the

  ) Prepare for fighting and enter the BISON STEVE HOTEL. This is a 3 level
    building filled with CONVICTS. Clear out the first level. There is an
    elevator you can fix [REPAIR:35] but gives no exp. DEPUTY BEAGLE is a 
    prisoner in one of the back rooms, leave him for now. There are a couple
    hard locked items [LOCKPICK:75] but you can't get those yet. A [TALES OF
    A JUNKYARD VENDOR] lies on the ground next to a locked safe. [STAR BOTTLE
    CAP] on a end-table near the sofas. Head upstairs once the ground floor 
    is clear and clear it of enemies. Loot it and climb the rubble up to the
    third floor area and clean it out. 

    You should level up to 7 soon. Raise LOCKPICK to 55 and SCIENCE to 52. 

  ) Go talk to DEPUTY BEAGLE and pass a [SPEECH:40] check to get some info on
    the guys you are hunting. Release BEAGLE and pass a [SPEECH:25] check to 
    have him be a companion in the BISON STEVE HOTEL only. Head outside and
    talk to BEAGLE again, inquiring about finding a new sheriff. Go inside the
    casino and talk to JOHNSON NASH again, talk about finding a sheriff. Talk
    Talk about everything else, including the display gun. Check the display
    then tell PRIMM SLIM its missing, pass a [SCIENCE:50] check and open his
    hacked display file. 

    NOTE: You can activate the companion robot ED-E in PRIMM if you want, I do
        not simply because he can get lost during adventuring and its sometime
        a pain to get him back/find him, thus not completing his quest. But if
        you really want him you'll need to use a temp science book to pass a
        [SCIENCE: 65] check, then a [REPAIR 35]. I suggest leaving him till 
        later when we will pick him up farther along in the game. 

    NOTE: There are 3 hard locked [LOCKPICK:75] items in PRIMM that we can
        get back to later when our skill is better, for the exp. If you have
        a temp lockpick book you can get some of those now (will boost your
        lockpick from 55 to 75). If not, we will come back later, i will tell
        you when.

        1) Safe first floor BISON HOTEL
        2) Door first floor BISON HOTEL


  ) Exit the casino, and fast travel to NCR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY to enter the
    entrance building and talk to MEYERS about becoming the sheriff of PRIMM.
    Agree to help make him sheriff, but you need to get a pardon for him. He
    will be waiting for you in PRIMM. Fast travel back to PRIMM then head out
    the complex and continue south. You will encounter maybe a couple CONVICTS
    on the road south, and soon you'll arrive at a small building on the right


  ) Just outside this building are some JACKAL GANG members, probably a leader
    also. Take them down and loot. Heading inside the building you'll run into
    a couple more gang members, and a few GIANT MANTIS NYMPHS. Kill and loot
    the building. You'll find a [GUNS AND BULLETS] on a desk, [STAR BOTTLE
    CAP] and 100% [BRASS KNUCKLES] in the jail cell by the dead prospector.

  ) Exit the building and continue south. Youll see a broken underpass ahead,
    and if you head to the right (southwest) you'll see a gas station with a
    blue sign. There are some RADSCORPIONS about, tougher than their young
    counterparts. Head up to the NIPTON ROAD RESTSTOP once they are dead.


  ) This small reststop has some minor loot inside, a [PUGILISM ILLUSTRATED]
    on a shelf, a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on the counter, [MAYOR STEIN'S JOURNAL
    2/2] on a counter. Outside there is misc loot in the garage bay, and a 
    body lies at the bottom of the Nipton road sign with loot. 

  ) Continue travelling south along the main highway, stopping at the many
    abandoned trucks to loot a few misc items. Follow the road to the right
    (southwest) up the very steep hill with the ruined vehicles. At the very
    top you'll find the MOJAVE OUTPOST.


  ) A couple tacky giant Ranger statues mark the entrance to the outpost, you
    can't miss them. The outpost consists of 2 main buildings (barracks and
    administration). Misc crates and boxes are spread about around the 2
    buildings so clear the area then head into the administration building.

  ) Talk to MAJOR KNIGHT at the desk. Get all the info you can. He can do 100%
    repair service on items, but it costs a lot. Talk to him into pardoning
    MEYERS to become the sheriff of PRIMM [SPEECH:30].

  ) Talk to RANGER JACKSON, the NCR outpost leader. You can get various useful
    info from him. Ask about work and he will give you the [CAN YOU FIND IT
    IN YOUR HEART] quest. Search and steal any useful items you see in the
  ) Go and enter the barracks building. A few stealable items about. [DUCK AND
    COVER] below the bar, [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on the bar counter, 3 [ICE COLD
    NUKA COLAS] on a upper shelf, plus misc items in the building. Talk to 
    CASS at the bar, who you can get info from plus start the [HEARTACHE BY 
    THE NUMBERS] quest of hers. 

  ) Head to the barracks roof and talk to RANGER GHOST and get info from her.
    Ask about work and she will give you the [KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE]
    quest. Finish looting the buildings of what you want.

  ) Fast travel back to PRIMM and talk to MEYERS who is now the town sheriff.
    This finishes that quest. Wait a while, and the townsfolk will head out 
    of the Casino and back into town. You can go in and loot the Casino of 
    any items that might interest you. Head into the MOJAVE EXPRESS and now
    JOHNSON NASH will trade with you with awesome prices. You want to sell
    your items here when you can, great sale value now. 

  ) Fast travel to NIPTON ROAD RESTSTOP and make the [CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR
    HEART] quest active. Head east to the broken underpass and you'll have 
    to kill a half dozen or so giant ants there. Once finished, fast travel
    back to the MOJAVE OUTPOST and talk to RANGER JACKSON to finish his quest.

    You should level up to 8 sometime soon. Pick the STRONG BACK perk, and 
    raise LOCKPICK to 60, SCIENCE 55, SPEECH 50, EXPLOSIVES 28

  ) Time to do some more exploring. Sell, repair, etc then fast travel to 
    PRIMM. Head west out of the city and up the hills you'll run into a small
    playground. A [TRUE POLICE STORIES] temp book is on a picnic table and a
    [LAD'S LIFE] book is by the campfire. There will be some COYOTES about. 
    Continue up the path northwest, a semi-trailer has some crates with a 
    half dozen or so [FRAG GRENADES]. Keep going up the ill to find the 


  ) A small pile of junk and wreckage block the path up ahead. From here, head
    to the southwest hugging the right cliff and you'll find a small cleft in
    the hill where some minor loot and a NCR trooper body lies. Kill any 
    COYOTES you may encounter. 

  ) Head back down the hillside past the playground and drop down into the


  ) Not much here, and no movies playing! Darn!. You might run into some 
    radscorpions about. There are 2 [STAR BOTTLE CAPS] near the screen mixed
    in with some empty bottles. Search the various trashcans for minor loot.

  ) We will now head west-southwest out of the Drive in and up the hill, into
    ghoul territory. They are a little tougher than your basic foes you have
    encountered so far, and much faster. Make your way up the hill heading in
    the general direction of the "unknown location" marker on your radar map.

    NOTE: This next part is a bit tricky, so I'll explain it here. Read before
        you go further up the hill. Half-way up the hill towards the marker
        you will see a small camp against the rock wall, with a motorcycle. 
        This is a scripted event site. There is a [FRAG MINE] that is under-
        neath the red safety cone. A COYOTE is scripted to walk down the hill
        to your right (north) and enter this area and blow up, scattering the
        camp items all around. You want to kill the COYOTE before it gets
        close so you don't have to search around for the items.

        Since the mine is under the red cone, its very very hard to disarm and
        pick up, but its doable. Hug the rock wall on the right side, so you
        stay out of range of setting off the mine, and you'll be at the back
        of the camp near the bedding. There is a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] in the 
        small wooden box. There are 2 temp skill books, one sits on top of the
        motorcycle, and the other on the ground under some ruined books. 

        Save your game here, getting the mine is tricky and you might have to
        reload a few times. What I did was take out a gun and shoot the red
        cone to move the graphics a little bit so the mine is exposed. You 
        might also try picking up the barrel nearby and letting it roll over
        the cone. Try and quickly disarm the mine, maybe crouching, etc.
        Re-load until you get it, then loot the camp. 

   ) Do not continue up the hill, there are tougher ghouls further up and you
     aren't quite ready to fight GHOUL RAVAGERS or others. You can if you want
     but we will come back later when we are stronger. Fast travel to NEVADA
     HIGHWAY PATROL STATION and head east-southeast into the IVANPAH DRY LAKE.


  ) There is not much here except a little hill. You might run into numerous
    GIANT ANTS about the area, feel free to take them out. Continue south-
    southeast through the lake bed into the main ant territory, IVANPAH RACE


  ) This old go-cart race track has a bunch of GIANT ANTS around the area. 
    Take a little time and take out all the ants for easy experience. 

  ) There is a dufflebag just south of the finish sign flag. Continue south
    towards some distance house ruins. Careful, there will be a bunch of 
    JACKAL gang members so don't get in over your head, take your time and
    take out all the JACKAL bandits in the camp and head into the NIPTON ROAD


  ) This small abandoned housing spot was a camp for the JACKAL gang. There is
    a grenade and mine box, and a hidden dufflebag against one of the ruin 
    walls. Some sleeping mats are here if you need to rest up. A lot of JACKAL
    bandits laired here. 

  ) Now look to the southwest, you'll see a big crashed plane not to far away.
    Those mines and grenades you just got will help, head towards the plane
    and you'll encounter a gaggle of radscorpions, including a GIANT
    RADSCORPION. These are tough armored tanks, hard to take down. My method
    was to fall back dropping the [FRAG MINES] in its path to weaken it some.
    Then since the radscorpion is about as fast as me, i just fell back and
    shot it as i went with a gun, going into V.A.T.S. as it replenished.

  ) Once all the radscorpions are dead, search the plane for a single ammo
    container (we didn't come here for this, we came for the experience from
    killing radscorpions hehe)

  ) Head east down the road heading towards NIPTON. About half way there you
    should hear and encounter a gun fight between 2 people, JACKLYN and 
    THOMAS, who are fighting over some [STAR BOTTLE CAPS].

    A) If JACKLYN wins, she will say that THOMAS attacked her. She actually 
       killed THOMAS for his 7 [STAR BOTTLE CAPS]. Search his body for his 
       note and she will attack you. Kill her and loot.
    B) If THOMAS wins he will tell you that JACKLYN was trying to rob him. You
       can make a [SPEECH:30] check and [SPEECH:50] to convince him to give
       the caps to you. 

  ) Do not continue to NIPTON. Fast travel to POWDER GANGER CAMP SOUTH. You 
    want to head south following the train tracks. You might encounter a 
    BIGHORNER herd ahead, they are excellent for both food and experience, so
    take them down. Continue SE, and you will run into a small train stop


  ) This small railstop has a few misc loot spread about, and 2 [STAR BOTTLE 
    CAPS] sit on a mattress on the platform. 

  ) Continue south, and look right up on the large hill you will see a small
    power tower. Climb up there and on the north side of the hill it sits on,
    is the body of a BRIGHT follower. Loot it, and then head east back to the

  ) Continue south, and on the right side you will see a small path heading 
    southwest/west through the hills. Follow the path and you'll run into a
    couple JACKAL gang members. Kill them, and approach THE PROSPECTORS DEN.


  ) This home of some Prospectors has been taken over by the JACKAL gang. When
    you enter the cave, there will be a couple JACKAL members standing over
    the bodies of a half dozen prospectors. Kill the JACKALS and loot all the

  ) Enter the Prospector building, and you'll encounter a few more JACKAL 
    members so take them out. Finish looting the prospector building. The
    first room has a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on the chessboard, and the second room
    has a TUMBLERS TODAY on the floor.

    You should level up to level 9 near this point. Raise REPAIR to 55, and 
    SPEECH to 54. 

  ) Exit the cave, and head east back to the railroad tracks. Continue south
    and you'll see a empty rail cart on the right, and probably a COYOTE on 
    the tracks. Kill it and continue on, and just before the ruined truck on
    the left is a small alcove in the hill, the COYOTE DEN.


  ) This small alcove has a variety of COYOTES guarding it, probably a DEN 
    MOTHER also. After killing the COYOTES there is the body of a BRIGHT 
    follower at the back of the alcove. 

  ) Continue south and you'll see the town of NIPTON. As you approach, you'll
    see the watertower up on the ridge. You want to head to the right of the
    watertower and continue that way. There is probably another heard of 
    BIGHORN buffalo you can kill. Also a few harvestable plants. Swing around
    and you'll approach the entrance to NIPTON.

  25. NIPTON

  ) Near the entrance a nutty guy, OLIVER SWANICK will run up to you talking
    about winning the lottery. Indulge him and he'll finish and run away. 

  ) You'll enter the town on the far side of NIPTON HALL where the LEGION
    soldiers are. You will want 1 [MED-X] upon entering the town so make sure
    you have one on you. Stay away from NIPTON HALL for now, explore this
    side of town first and clear out the buildings/area.

  ) Enter the GENERAL STORE on the left and talk to BOXCAR. Giving him a
    [MED-X] and he will chat with you telling you what happened to the town,
    and starting the [BOOTED] quest. A [SALESMAN WEEKLY] is suppose to sit on
    the counter but it usually glitches under so you cannot get it. There is a
    [MILSURP REVIEW] upstairs on the big rug. 

  ) Back outside, next door is a house with sandbags outside. This house is 
    heavily trapped so be careful. There are 3 [FRAG MINES], one in each room.
    Both doorways into the 2nd and 3rd room have trip wires/gun traps. A 
    pressure plate in the 3rd room opens the scorpion cage, so go ahead and
    pick the cage before hand and kill the scorpions.

  ) Clear out the other couple buildings on this side, plus the trailer park
    behind them and mailboxes. Now we want to head to the other side of the
    town, where the LEGION soldiers await. Do not approach too close. There 
    are 4 LEGION soldiers, 2 LEGION MONGRELS and VULPES INCULTA. The street
    heading to them is lined with crucified POWDER GANGERS. We want to sneak-
    assassinate the MONGRELS and Soldiers first. Take a wide arch and get
    behind the group, near the NIPTON HALL. Sneak-kill them with your silenced
    weapon, switching sides to get the others, leaving only VULPES INCULTA. We
    don't want to kill him. Loot the dead troops.
  ) Go talk to VULPES. He will give you the [COLD, COLD HEART] quest when he
    tells you what happened to the town, and to spread the word. Make sure to
    pick option 2 or 3, praising his methods to gain reputation with the
    LEGION. VULPES will leave afterwards, we will meet him later in the game.

  ) Enter the NIPTON HOTEL nearby to find 4 dead NCR troops. Loot their bodies
    and the few items around the room.
  ) Clear out the 2 houses beside the crucified lined main street, and on the
    east side of town 2 houses, one holds a MR GUTSY robot and good loot.

  ) Finally we can clean out the NIPTON HALL. The HALL is a 3 level building
    and contains more LEGION MONGRELS. Also many areas have [FRAG MINE] traps 
    so go slow and disarm and pick them up

    1) First floor. You'll find a [WORN KEY] to the right behind the counter,
       which will unlock the basement

    2) Second floor. Not much here, more LEGION MONGRELS

    3) Top floor. [BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE] on the Mayors desk, a few skill
       magazines about, and other random loot. 

    4) Basement, holds some basic loot

  ) Once you are done with the town, fast travel back to MOJAVE OUTPOST and
    talk to RANGER GHOST on the barrack roof to complete her quest. Head all
    the way north by the main locked gate and talk to SGT. KILBORN to complete
    VULPES'S quest. (I think you can actually talk to any NCR troop to do it).

    You will level up around this time to 10. Raise SURVIVAL to 41 and pick
    FINESSE perk. 
  ) Fast travel back to NIPTON, and head south out of the city. Keep going 
    southwest until you reach the MOJAVE DRIVE-IN.


  ) There is not much at the Drive-in. Some JACKAL raiders might be here, if
    they aren't they are further up the mountain. Head south out of the Drive-
    in and you'll reach some train tracks heading south up to a closed train
    tunnel. At the door of the tunnel is a [LOTTERY TICKET]. 

  ) Now head east up the hills, hugging the mountainside. After a small hike
    you will reach BRADLEYS SHACK.


  ) This small mountainside shack might have some JACKAL raiders outside. They
    tend to wander between the shack and the Drive-in. You might not even run
    into them. Enter the shack, and DO NOT MOVE once you do. There is a trip
    wire at your feet. Disarm it and the gun trap. 

  ) Loot the shack, grabbing the [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on the floor next to the
    ammo box. Exit the shack, and there is a hollowed out rock you can search
    straight ahead against the left side of the path. 
  ) Continue heading due east and you will run into another small shack, the
    CAESARS LEGION SAFEHOUSE. You cannot do anything here yet, just get it on
    your pipboy map. Fast travel back to NIPTON and now head out the town 
    heading down the east road. 

  ) As you pass the railroad crossing signs you will see a blue overturned
    trailer up ahead on the road. STOP!. There is an ambush waiting ahead, and
    a dangerous one at that. There are 4 raiders waiting ahead, one on a hill
    up on the left, one on the road past the trailer, and 2 up on the hills on
    the right. The right side is the deadly part, one raider has a grenade

  ) There is a path to the right of the blue trailer, sneak up that path and
    try and spot the raider on the left hill and on the road ahead. You might
    be able to sneak-shoot them, even at this distance. The main goal is to 
    take out the 2 raiders on the right hill. Usually this means just rushing
    them and trying to take out the grenade gunner as fast as possible. You
    probably will take some damage doing this, grenades hurt. Wipe out all 4
    raiders and loot them.

    NOTE: There are 3 orange safety cones on the road also, there is a [FRAG
         MINE] under each. If you want try and circle them to see the mine and
         try to deactivate/take them.

    In the back of the blue trailer is some loot, and a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on
    top of the crate. Continue up the road north. 

  ) Near the top of the hill you will see a windmill up on the right hill. Go
    up the hill towards it, and you'll see a spotter position. Loot and follow
    a small bridge path northwest to a observation post, you can dig up the 
    grave here for loot. 

  ) Head northeast down into WOLFHORN RANCH.


  ) Outside you can see a few plants that can be harvested if you wish. 

  ) Inside the shack, you'll find [TUMBLERS TODAY] on the floor and a unique
    cleaver, [CHOPPER] on the stove. Loot the shack then exit.

  ) Now head southeast out of the ranch. You will go over some small hills and
    see a metal trailer ahead. Head for the RAIDED FARMSTEAD.


  ) This is a VIPER gang trap. Once you actually enter the trailer, VIPER gang
    members will start spawning and approach the camp. The easiest way to deal
    with them is to just stay in the trailer and kill them as they enter. A
    good machine gun would work, I personally used my spiked knuckles and 
    punched them as they entered, out of V.A.T.S. 

  ) Once the VIPERS are dead, loot their bodies and the trailer/farmstead. A
    [STAR BOTTLE CAP] is in the broken fridge.

  ) Leave to the south, you'll see a burned house and a couple big barns. Go


  ) Head to the burned house first, to find a skeleton and a [DIARY PAGE 4].
    Just outside the house is a pickup truck, in the back is [DIARY PAGE 2].
    There are 2 graves outside the house you can dig up and search.

  ) Head up to the barns next and search them. The [DIARY PAGE 1] is on the
    steps of the Bighorn barn, and [DIARY PAGE 3] is in the Brahmin barn on 
    the top level, along with [STAR BOTTLE CAP] and [WASTELAND SURVIVAL GUIDE]

  ) Go ahead and kill all the animals about, free exp, and free food. Its not
    like anyone is taking care of them anyway. Fast travel back to WOLFHORN
    RANCH, rest if you need, then head out north towards the overpass, and 
    go due north up the road. 

  ) At the first billboard sign on the left, there is a BRIGHT follower body
    you can loot. 

  ) Continuing north, you might encounter a couple MOLERATS. At the second
    billboard sign on the right, is a VIPER raider ambush. Kill and loot them.
    Look to the west you will see a power tower and in the distance a train
    tunnel entrance. Head towards the tower and another BRIGHT follower body
    is against the rocks.

  ) Go up to the train tunnel entrance to fight a half dozen VIPER bandits. 
    When finished head back down to the road and continue north. Soon you will
    see 2 LEGION soldiers on a ledge on the right. They are up to no good!
    Probably spying on the NCR camp. We will stealth-kill them. Now, LEGION
    soldiers are a little tougher, you might not be able to stealth kill them
    so easy with silenced weapons. Instead, try basic melee or unarmed weapons
    which work good. Spiked knuckles, bladed gauntlets, power fists, etc. Once
    the 2 LEGION soldiers are dead, head down north to RANGER STATION CHARLIE.


  ) This small NCR outpost is composed of a gaggle of travel trailers with a
    few NCR rangers that occasionally scout the area. The outpost is in the
    sights of the LEGION armies, and soon will be destroyed.
  ) Inside the small building RANGER STEPINAC stands guard over 3 mis-shipped
    [MEDICAL KITS]. You can question him on them, noting that they were 
    shipped here by accident and he won't give you any. 

  ) We are going to clear out this outpost, since its going to be raided 
    anyway, we might as well get the items and experience. Start off by sneak
    assassinating all the NCR troopers, so you don't lose any reputation. Loot
    the complex making sure to steal any items out of the 3 [MEDICAL KITS]
    because the LEGION will take them. 

  ) When finished, continue up the road to the north heading towards the next
    town of NOVAC. You will notice as you are approaching, there is a huge
    dinosaur in the middle of town, obviously about to start rampaging.

  32. NOVAC

  ) AH! We are finally here, our second main base of operations. There is much
    to do, much to get ready, and NOVAC will be our home for the next part of
    the game. Lets get going! 

  ) Head towards the "big dinosaur" and at the No Vacancy sign, enter the 
    motel FRONT DESK lobby. Talk to JEANNIE MAY CRAWFORD the manager for 
    information, and to get your motel room for 100 caps. If she isn't here
    simply wait a few hours until she shows up. While here break into the 
    floor safe and get the incriminating  [BILL OF SALE]

  ) Head up to your room, the first one up the stairs. This will be your new
    safe house where you can store your items. DO NOT PUT ITEMS IN THE TRASH
    CAN or SUITCASE, but you can use any other item to store stuff. You want
    go gather up all your stuff from Goodsprings, or where ever it is and
    stash it here for easy access.

  ) Head to the DINO-BITE GIFT SHOP inside the big dinosaur. CLIFF BRISCOE
    runs the store. Chat with him and drop JEANNIE's name. When CLIFF is not
    in the store you can steal what you want from the shelves, and pick the
    storage door and take the [THAT GUN] on the shelf (or you can buy it from
    CLIFF when hes in the store)

  ) In the courtyard search CLIFF BRISCOE'S BUNGALOW, not much in it though.
    There is a trip wire in the center of the room you can disable.
    stealable on the bed and his gun locker is up on a shelf, and contains
    [TRAIL CARBINE] gun. You want to find and talk to RANGER ANDY to get info,
    and you can convince him hes still useful with a [SPEECH:30] check so he
    will teach you the RANGER TAKEDOWN ability. More conversation with ANDY
    will start the [ANDY AND CHARLIE] quest. 

  ) Fast travel to RANGER STATION CHARLIE which is now destroyed. In the main
    building are dead NCR bodies you can loot, and 2 [HOLOTAPES] near the 
    desk. Careful, there are 2 [FRAG MINES] hidden under bodies, and a trip-
    wire leading to the left room. Listen to the 2 [HOLOTAPES] and return to
    RANGER ANDY in NOVAC, who will ask what happened. Do NOT use the speech
    check option its actually less useful, just let him know what you found.

  ) Climb the stairs to the sniper next. There are 2 snipers in the town, one
    will be on duty at all times. You want to talk to both of them, they are
    either here or in their rooms.

    MANNY VARGAS. Get what info you need from him, and agree to help him,
       which starts the [COME FLY WITH ME] quest. You can find and loot MANNYS
       motel room, and make sure to use the TERMINAL in the back to progress
       your quest.

    CRAIG BOONE. Find this sniper when hes out of his room. BOONE will become
       your first traveling companion. Start talking with him and learn all
       you can get from him. A [SPEECH:41] check will get more info. He will
       ask you for help with a problem finding the person responsible for his
       wife's disappearance and gives you a [BERET]. Go find JEANNIE MAY
       CRAWFORD and lure her out in front of the dinosaur when BOONE is on
       duty, then put on the [BERET] and BOONE kills her. Go back to BOONE 
       with the [BILL OF SALE] and finish the quest. Talk to BOONE again and
       pass a [INT:6] check to have him join you as a companion.

    You should level up soon at this point to 11. Raise MEDICINE to 43.

    NOTE: CRAIG BOONE is a great companion, but you do not ever want to take
          him into areas with LEGION soldiers, as they both will become 
          instant foes no matter what your reputation is. If you encounter
          LEGION random troops while wandering and loose reputation when BOONE
          kills them, simply reload, we don't want bad reputation with them
    Now that you have BOONE, its time to do some areas that a little extra
    firepower helps in. Talk to him and exhaust all conversation choices, then
    fast travel to WOLFHORN RANCH and head northeast. Once past the overpass,
    have BOONE wait, you need to do the next part alone. Continue northeast 
    and you will find a campsite of LEGION soldiers, LEGION RAID CAMP.


  ) This Legion raiding camp has 4 tents and a half dozen LEGION soldiers on
    the 2 levels. 2 POWDER GANGER's are prisoners (Those taken from the 
    BOOTED quest). Take your time, we want to sneak-assassinate all of the
    LEGION troops so only the 2 prisoners are left. Loot the area and dead

  ) Once they are all dead, go get BOONE and bring him to the campsite with
    the prisoners. Untie and release both prisoners who run off, and BOONE
    will start talking. Talk to him, and you'll have a new conversation 
    option to get info from. Not much, but its a start. Releasing these
    prisoners progresses his storyline.

  ) Fast travel to MATTHEWS ANIMAL HUSBANDRY FARM and head southwest. We will
    be entering ghoul territory, so the extra firepower of BOONE helps 
    especially against RAVAGERS and GLOWING ONES. Continue southwest to a 
    large fenced in area by a truck, a small shack sits inside. This is the 


  ) A small shack is the only structure left in the area. Inside you can find
    YOU], some diary notes, and the dead body of TRASH.

  ) Clean out the site fast and exit the building. Fast travel back to NOVAC
    and find DR. STRAUS, who roams the town with a bodyguard. You will be 
    visiting DR. STRAUS often, she will cure your radiation for 100 caps, 
    very cheap especially when you are radiated at high levels, as you will
    be often.

  ) Fast travel back to MATTHEWS ANIMAL HUSBANDRY FARM and this time head
    south slowly sloping up the hill. After a little trek you will run into
    a large crater and a CRASHED VERTIBIRD.


  ) A large Vertibird has crashed into the hillside here. FAQS state that some
    different types of enemies might spawn in this area, robots, sentrys, 
    ghouls, but I have played through the game twice, i have never encountered
    any foes here the first time visiting. If there are foes, you and BOONE
    can take care of them.

  ) In the crater made by the Vertibird is the [TESLA-BEATON PROTOTYPE] energy

  ) Fast travel to CALIFORNIA SUNSET DRIVE-IN and head west-southwest out of
    the camp, up the path we went earlier in the game. Ghouls about for target
    practice. Head all the way up the hill and you will run into a radioactive
    marsh area, the MESQUITE MOUNTAIN CRATER.


  ) This small radioactive pond area is the home for a few tougher ghouls, 
    usually GHOUL REAVERS, maybe even a GLOWING ONE. Head to the back of the 
    pond area and enter the ROTSON lab shack. 

  ) Inside the shack is a CRAZED MR HANDY robot who will attack. There might
    also be a ghoul. Kill them and loot the building. [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on
    a table, a [DC JOURNAL OF MEDICINE], and the dead body has a [WASTELAND
    SURGEON OUTFIT] that gives +5 medicine bonus. 

  ) Finish up and head out, continue heading south through the hillside. You
    will come up upon a few tents in the distance, the MESQUITE MOUNTAIN CAMP


  ) We have some tough GIANT RADSCORPIONS and a few other radscorpions around
    the camp site. Take your time and take them down.

  ) One tent has a [WASTELAND SURVIVAL GUIDE] and the other a [STAR BOTTLE
    CAP] on a metal box. 

  ) Head southwest and further up the hills you will find 3 gravesites you can
    dig up for misc loot. 

  ) Fast travel to the NIPTON ROAD PIT STOP (kill any raiders that have
    respawned) and head out southwest up to the small mountain ahead. You will
    head up towards the MORNING STAR CAVERN.


  ) Just outside the cavern entrance you will run into a pack of NIGHTSTALKERS
    who will jump you. There is a hollowed-out rock nearby also you can check
    for items.

  ) Enter the cavern and you'll run into more NIGHTSTALKERS, including a DEN
    MOTHER. Kill the DEN MOTHER first and chances are the rest won't attack
    you that easy. Finish off all the NIGHTSTALKERS and loot the cave.

  ) Leave the cavern area and head south-southeast. You will come to a long
    plateau area that has a large gully on the south side. Stay up top for now
    we are entering GOLDEN GECKO area. You and your buddy BOONE can roam about
    and kill the GECKOS on the plateau. You will finish up on the far side
    of the gully. The gully is radioactive so prep ahead of time. Head south
    and enter the gully from the east, CRESCENT CANYON EAST.


  ) The Crescent Canyon runs east to west and is filled with radioactive
    barrels and GOLDEN GECKOS. At the east entrance there is a hollowed-out
    rock you can loot before you head in at the bottom of the hill. 

  ) Heading in, you'll find an armor case near 2 ruined cars. There is a
    chance to find [COMBAT ARMOR] inside. Continue west to find [ADVANCED 
    RADIATION SUIT] inside a container case by a truck. 

  ) Near the west end there is another hollowed-out rock near a overturned
    car. A [LOTTERY TICKET] lies on the ground. This west side registers as


  ) You should level up around this time, raise BARTER to 52 and pick the 
    SNIPER perk. 

  ) Since we have our nice new radiation suit, we might as well get some use
    from it right? Fast travel to the RAIDED FARMSTEAD and head east down the
    road. Make sure you have a decent supply of [RAD-X] and [RAD-AWAY], and 
    follow the road east until you come to a small NCR base near a town, the


  ) You will run into a small NCR troop camp west of town, and FIRST SERGEANT
    ASTOR will meet you as you approach. The town of CAMP SEARCHLIGHT is 
    highly radiated, and you will take radiation damage each second you are
    in the town.

    NOTE: Remember that curing your radiation poisoning is as simple as 
          fast traveling to NOVAC and going west(usually) and finding the
          wandering doctor who will cure it for 100 caps. So, go ahead and get
          as radiated as you want (don't die) curing it is as simple as a 
          couple fast travels. 

  ) Talk to FIRST SERGEANT ASTOR and get all the information from him that you
    can and agree to help him finish off his old troops. This will start the
    [WE WILL ALL GO TOGETHER QUEST]. Leave BOONE at the camp, its too much of
    a pain to worry about radiation and him at the same time.

  ) Head into town and go clockwise around the outskirts of the town killing
    any ghouls you find. There are usually 2 at each checkpoint, along with a
    a gun turret. A computer terminal is near each turret that you can hack
    (except one which is 100) for exp. Do not turn on the turrets, you can
    destroy them if you want for more exp. Circle the entire town and kill all
    the ghouls and turrets.

  ) Half way around the town is the EAST CHAPEL, empty except for a trap door
    that leads down into a small room with a couple GOLDEN GECKOS. Kill them
    and take the 2 [MINI-NUKES] on the table, and [CHINESE ARMY TRAINING
    MANUAL] on the floor. 

  ) In the southern side is a home you can enter. Inside is the ghoul NCR 
    trooper PRIVATE KYLE EDWARDS. Chat with him a while, but don't worry about
    getting his dog tags we will get those later. Get all his options also
    that he has no where to go and won't leave. 

  ) Continuing all the way around, you'll get to the WEST CHAPEL which also
    has a trap door basement. Enter and meet up with LOGAN in the NCR Storage
    area. He needs you to hack his terminal to find out the location of some
    [RADIATION SUITS] that he needs. Hack it for the information and talk to
    him to get the [WHEEL OF FORTUNE] quest, pass a [SPEECH:50] to get extra

  ) Fast travel to NIPTON. There probably will be some BARK SCORPIONS and 
    CENTAURS in the street, kill any foes about. Enter the NIPTON STORE and
    talk to BOXCARS to get the info on where the radiation suits are. 

    You should level up soon to level 13. Raise SPEECH to 60, SCIENCE to 60,
    and GUNS to 32. 

  ) Fast travel to COYOTE DEN, and then its just a short run up the hill SE


  ) Just outside the cave to the right is a hollowed-out rock with a rocket
    painted on it. 

  ) Pick the [LOCKPICK:50] lock to enter the supply cave. Inside you will find
    a [GROGNAK THE BARBARIAN] on top of a box, a [LOTTERY TICKET] and a 
    [RADIATION SUIT]. In one of the footlockers is the [RADIATION SUIT BUNDLE]
    you need.

  ) Exit the cave and head up that little steep hill on the left. There is a
    small VIPER bandit camp on the other side of the mountain, swing around
    and clear it out, loot the dead VIPERS.

  ) Fast travel back to CAMP SEARCHLIGHT and go north to meet up with ASTOR. 
    You can turn in the 9 [IRRADIATED DOGTAGS] now for some exp and caps. Talk
    to him about PRIVATE EDWARDS and he will eventually tell you that there is
    a Ranger station nearby that has ghouls. Sounds like a plan. Grab BOONE
    while your here, you'll need the extra firepower.

  ) Head to the SW home and talk to PRIVATE EDWARDS, mention you want his dog
    tags and pass a [SPEECH:60] check to get them. Tell him about the Ghoul
    Ranger Station and he will thank you and run off. Loot any items in his
    house you might want.

  ) Go into the WEST CHAPEL NCR storage and talk to LOGAN to turn give him 
    the [RADIATION SUIT BUNDLE]. Freely loot the room if you want (or do it
    later). He will get ready with his men, and he will want you to loot out
    the POLICE STATION first for parts. 

  ) Head to the POLICE STATION in town in the NE. There are now enemy GHOULS
    in the town also, clear them out and enter the POLICE STATION. There are
    a few GHOULS in here also. Totally search the station, looking for "NCR"
    tagged items. They are also in desks, etc. Talk to LOGAN when finished and

  ) Entering the FIREHOUSE, we will be in a tough fight with a RADSCORPION 
    QUEEN. This is not tough for you, but you have to keep LOGAN alive and he
    isn't wearing armor. Go toe-to-toe with the Queen and try and draw her
    attention while you attack. If LOGAN dies, reload and try again. Once this
    floor is clear, grab the 2 [FIRE AXES] on the wall and head upstairs. 
    Again, look for "NCR" tagged items and parts. The unique Fire Axe [KNOCK-
    KNOCK] is in a bathroom stall behind a skeleton. A [STAR BOTTLE CAP] is
    on a table. 

  ) Talk to LOGAN again when you find all the parts, he will thank you and 
    attack. Silly since he's still not wearing armor. Kill Logan and loot. 
    Finish cleaning out the building, exit, and fast travel right back to
    CAMP SEARCHLIGHT (quickest way out). Go north and finish talking to ASTER
    and turn in your last [DOGTAG] to finish the quest. 

  ) Fast travel back to NOVAC. Take a break, rest up, sell, restock, etc. 
    While you are here, have BOONE wait in your room while you search the 3
    rooms on your motel level. The 2nd room has BRUCE ISSAC, a singer who you
    can chat with and freely loot his room. The 3rd room has DAISY WHITMAN, 
    an ex-Enclave pilot. If you have any [ATOMIC COCKTAILS] bring a few with
    you, the fire resistance will be needed.

  ) Fast travel back to CAMP SEARCHLIGHT and head south, staying out of the
    town radiation aura. You will see an airport tower in the distance to the
    southeast. Ahead is a radioactive camper ground, with a few misc loot in
    it. Pass through and enter the SEARCHLIGHT AIRPORT through the large


  Break time. Take a Nap. At this point in the game you should be level 13
  and have a decent amount of loot, caps, and basic weapons and armor. Your
  skills should be close to..

          Barter: 52
  Energy weapons: 22
      Explosives: 32
        Lockpick: 68
        Medicine: 51
    Melee weapon: 20
          Repair: 55
         Science: 60
      Small guns: 32
           Sneak: 26
          Speech: 60
         Unarmed: 22



  ) A snipers dream here, a huge flat airport tarmac with some RADSCORPIONS
    on it. Maybe a couple GIANT RADSCORPIONS. Between you and BOONE you can
    kill most of them long before they get close to you. 

  ) Not much at the airport, a couple caps boxes near the terminal and at the
    south side near an abandoned airplane a few boxes of misc loot.

  ) Exit the airport via the tunnel and head to the northeast, staying away
    from the radioactive town. You will reach some cliffs and you are looking
    for the SEARCHLIGHT EAST GOLD MINE, which is kinda hidden among the cliff


  ) The gold mine is the lair of some VIPER gang members (I thought this gang
    was suppose to be weak, they seem to be EVERYWHERE.). Be careful and use
    cover/sniping, they like to carry [GRENADE RIFLES]. 

  ) When you wipe out the first group of VIPERS in the cave, and reach the 
    back area, 4 more VIPERS spawn at the cave entrance, so be careful heading
    back. Loot their bodies. 

  ) There isn't much in the cave. Exit and head to the southeast, towards two
    "undiscovered location" arrows. We will be heading into FIRE GECKO 
    territory, so keep an eye out. They aren't much harder than GOLDEN GECKOS
    except they breathe fire when close. Snipe and kill what ever you can see
    and make your way down to a small cave entrance of FIRE ROOT CAVERN.


  ) There is a hollowed-out rock next to the path leading to the cave. This is
    a good place for one of those nice [ATOMIC COCKTAIL] for fire resistance
    against the FIRE GECKOS. 

  ) Inside the cavern is a radioactive pool pit with more FIRE GECKOS. Kill
    what you can from the ledge. There is also a LEGENDARY FIRE GECKO, who is
    about twice as strong as a regular one. Too bad the regular ones aren't
    super strong, I can kill them with my 9mm LOL. 

  ) Once the cavern is clear, search it for some loot. A dead body in the back
    of the pool area has a [COMBAT HELMET] and a dufflebag near it. At the
    T-junction leading down to the pool, under a big leave is a [EVIL GNOME].

  ) At the T-junction head right and out of the cavern into COTTONWOOD CRATER.


  ) Once you exit the cavern into COTTONWOOD CRATER, you will be attacked by
    a half dozen GOLDEN GECKOS. Kill them and loot their golden dead bodies.

  ) The only thing in the CRATER is a dead body of a prospector, who happens
    to have a [FATMAN] launcher, and maybe other good loot. NICE! And here you
    are with a couple fatman shells and no fatman to use them with. Now you 
    have one!

    NOTE: If you haven't fired a [FATMAN] before, save your game and shoot a
    couple rounds off. You won't be disappointed. Re-load and continue on.

    I leveled up around this time to level 14. Raise LOCKPICK to 75 and 
    EXPLOSIVES to 42. Take the COMMANDO perk. 

  ) Fast travel to PRIMM, we can hit the 3 [LOCKPICK:75] locked items in the
    town we missed earlier. Inside the BISON HOTEL on the right is a locked
    door with some loot behind it. The first room on the left has the locked
    safe, containing the unique revolver [LUCKY]. Finally the VIKKI and VANCE
    casino has a locked safe in the back. 

    NOTE: There is a chance a group of deserter THUGS will appear claiming to
    have taken over the casino. Convince them with a [SPEECH:30] check to give
    up their goals. Insult them and kill them and take their stuff LOL. 

  ) Fast travel back to CAMP SEARCHLIGHT and head around the north side of the
    town, heading northeast (to the left of the water tower). Continuing up
    staying on the ridgeline and you'll see a small shack ahead. A few GHOULS
    might be about. Discover the COYOTE MINES. 


  ) The COYOTE MINES are in 2 parts, the top shack and the actual mines. 

  ) Enter the shack, there is much loot to sort through. [STAR BOTTLE CAP] is
    on the table. 

  ) When done head outside, and north to the actual mine entrance and enter.
    Not much but basic loot. Head outside, and start walking southwest. Very
    shortly you will find the SEARCHLIGHT NORTH GOLD MINE down the hill.


  ) A hollowed-out rock is left of the mine entrance up on a small ledge.

  ) The mine has a few GHOULS inside, including GLOWING ONES. Left has a 
    locked gate and loot is about the mine. A [STAR BOTTLE CAP] sits on a 
    crate down the right path. Like the COYOTE MINES some [DYNAMITE] about.

  ) From the mine head due north, bypassing a billboard. You'll cross a road
    and towards another billboard. Soon you'll find the small SNYDER 


  ) This small camp has some minor loot about, and a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] sitting
    on some books

  ) Continue northwest, you should see a BIGHORNER herd. Take them out.. 
    eating time! Might be a BLOATFLY or 2 also. 

    You should level up sometime soon to level 15. Raise SURVIVAL to 50, 
    EXPLOSIVES to 50, and GUNS to 40. 

  ) Keep going northwest to find the WRECKED HIGHWAYMAN.


  ) A small group of BLOATFLIES is about. The Highwayman has a stash of loot
    in its trunk, including a [STAR BOTTLE CAP].

  ) Keep going northwest towards a tall billboard sign. You will run into the
    raider camp HIGHWAY 95 VIPER'S ENCAMPMENT.


  ) Wow, more VIPERS? A small group of VIPER raiders will attack. Take them
    out and loot the 3 small sheds that they live in. A [STAR BOTTLE CAP] is
    in the west on the bedding.

  ) Fast travel back to COYOTE MINE and head east and then northeast around
    the hill, heading to the RANGER STATION ECHO icon location that's on your

    NOTE: Save before you head out, sometimes BOONE gets "lost" heading down
    the hill and its a pain to find him. Just check on him while heading to


  ) This small Ranger outpost has some NCR GHOUL troops, you don't see that
    every day. You should also see PRIVATE EDWARDS here if he survived his

  ) Talk to RANGER ERASMUS and COMM OFFICER GREEN for some area info. 

  ) Fast travel back to NOVAC, sell, repair, etc. We are going to search and
    clear out the town. Start and go north we will start there.

  ) Enter NO-BARK'S shack, disarm the gun on the left. Talk to NO-BARK for
    some town info. Head down to the next house which you can freely loot,
    there is a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on the counter.

  ) The next house down is closed, but 2 graves are next to it you can dig up.
    Swing west to the next house of JEANNIE MAY CRAWFORD, items are read but
    you can take them with no karma loss. 

  ) The house next to JEANNIE's has both stealable and regular loot. The last
    house is the MCBRIDE house. Enter and talk to DUSTY and ALICE MCBRIDE to 
    start [THE SCREAMS OF BRAHMIN] quest.

  ) Exit the house. The creature killing the brahmin behind the house is a
    cloaked NIGHTKIN supermutant. During the night you can enter V.A.T.S and
    target it. During the day, you can check west of town behind a boulder
    where it might be hiding. Kill it and return to DUSTY MCBRIDE for your 
    reward, then take the food out of the refrigerator. 

  ) We are now going to do a very long quest, so rest, sell, etc and get set.
    Make the [COME FLY WITH ME] quest active and head west out of NOVAC 
    heading towards the REPCONN TEST SITE.


  ) The road leads west past some FERAL GHOULS and GLOWING ONES. A couple
    dead NIGHTKIN lie about, they were in a battle with the BRIGHT followers.

  ) You will follow the west road and it leads into the REPCONN TEST SITE
    facility valley. A cool dome is up on the mountain on the left, too bad
    you can't get there. Continue up to the large building with the rocket in
    front. There are FERAL GHOULS about the area. Around the stairways you
    can find various bodies of Ghoul BRIGHT followers to loot, including 
    numerous ammo containers. 

  ) Enter the REPCONN TEST SITE 1st floor. A dead NIGHTKIN has a [STEALTH BOY]
    next to him, you'll have to pick it up. The REPCONN building is a multi-
    level building with a ton of loot about, especially building items such
    as [WONDERGLUE], [SCRAP METAL], etc. Its also inhabited by FERAL GHOULS
    so you want to clear them out.

  ) Save the BASEMENT area for last, go ahead and clear the main and upper
    floors of the REPCONN building of GHOULS and items that you want. A voice
    from a nearby intercom tells you to come upstairs. After you have cleared
    the first couple floors you want to try and head to the northeast section
    of the building. There you'll find a large container room with metal
    stairs leading up to a locked door to the top RESEARCH LABS. 

  ) You'll encounter CHRIS HAVERSAM, who tells you to keep going through and
    talk to JASON BRIGHT. JASON will tell you why the BRIGHT followers are 
    there, and needs help cleaning the NIGHTKIN out of the BASEMENT. He gives
    you the [BASEMENT KEY]. 

  ) Head to the BASEMENT. Go through the entrance room and into the hallway
    and take a left. At the 2nd passage turn right, down a short hall and into
    a room with DAVISON. Chat with him but NOT about his Brahmin skull, agree
    to help him find shipping orders. He gives you the key to HARLANS room. 
    Leave the room without touching anything.

  ) Head out and take a right down another short hall to a door with a dead
    NIGHTKIN in front of it. Unlock it and enter to talk to HARLAN. Agree to
    help him find out what happened to his friend. Again, leave the room with-
    out touching anything. SAVE THE GAME HERE.

    NOTE: There are 4 NIGHTKIN in the basement hostile to you. You MUST leave
          one of them alive to complete DAVISON's quest. One will attack you
          near DAVISON'S room, you have to kill the NIGHTKIN JAILER, that
          leaves only 1 more you can kill. That is what the save game is for,
          so you can try again if you fail. 

  ) Head back up the hallway all the way and turn left. Follow the hallway 
    straight and down, until you get to a right turn. Turn right all the way
    down and it will take you to the NIGHTKIN JAILERS room. On the way you
    should encounter a 2nd NIGHTKIN to kill. Enter the JAILERS large room and
    kill the JAILER to get the prison key. A couple side rooms have loot, and
    the center room across the way leads down to the bottom level.
  ) At the bottom level there are some side rooms with loot, and one room in
    the second area has the body of HARLANDS friend. Search it and take the
    robe and report back up to HARLAND. He thanks you and leaves the building.
    CAREFULLY search HARLANDS area, there are many traps..

        1) BEAR TRAPS, about a half dozen.. easy to see
        2) 2 trip wire traps, 1 on the left ground floor, 1 in the back by
           fake computer terminal. 
        3) 1 jury-rigged computer terminal 1st floor, disarm it in back.
        4) Multiple disguised ground mines. VERY hard to see they are a small
           dome matching the floor. About a dozen. 

    The top level holds a computer terminal holding the information that 
    DAVISON needs. Search all options then return to DAVISON, hopefully he 
    will not be hostile and finish the quest. If he turns hostile, reload and
    try again. After the quest is finished you can kill him when he goes to
    leave for some extra exp. 

  ) Return up to the REPCONN RESEARCH LAB top level and talk to JASON who will
    move his people through the BASEMENT and into the launch facilities at the
    other side. You can steal what you want in the Lab area then head down
    through the underground passageway (past DAVISON'S room) and through the
    tunnels to the Launch room. Talk to JASON and agree to find the missing
    parts to the Rockets.

  ) Now talk to CHRIS HAVERSAM to continue with the quest. You can pass a
    [SPEECH:50] check to convince him hes human. Persuade him that hes still
    a good person and he will let the GHOULS continue with their trip. He will
    give you 2 tasks to complete. Choose the 2nd task to get Rocket Fuel. 

  ) Fast travel to HIGHWAY 95 VIPER ENCAMPMENT, probably killing the re-spawn
    VIPER raiders. Head due east across the road, and into CLARK FIELD.


  ) This small chemical plant area is slightly radioactive, so pop a [RAD-X]
    and throw on your protective gear if you want. The plant houses a group
    of GOLDEN GECKOS so first enter the plant and clear them all out. 

  ) On the north side of the plant is a body in a [RADIATION SUIT]. Loot it

  ) On the south side of the plant is a body of a dead pack Brahmin, loot it
    and any items that may be on the ground

  ) Fast travel back to REPCONN TEST SITE and head to the southwest and 
    re-enter the quick access hatch down to the launch room. Talk to CHRIS
    HAVERSAM to turn in the launch fuel, then pick the next quest choice to 

  ) Fast travel to PRIMM, its time to pick up ED-E. Enter the MOJAVE OUTPOST
    and access ED-E. First use [SCIENCE:55] skill to reroute his circuits the
    [REPAIR:35] to fix him and activate him. Make him your companion, and 
    let him follow you. You now have 2 companions, ED-E and BOONE. Since we
    have a nice full party, lets hit a couple harder areas. Rest up, etc and
    get your most powerful weapons along with any mines [POWDER, FRAG, BOTTLE
    CAP] and lets head out.

    NOTE: Remember on regular game mode your companions won't be killed, they
    will just be rendered "unconscious" if "killed" and after a minute or so
    will get back up. This makes them great shields against hard foes since
    they won't die.

  ) Fast travel to THE PROSPECTOR'S DEN and take a quick run over the hills
    to the southwest into JACK RABBIT SPRINGS.


  ) This large radioactive waste dump is the home for a few CENTAUR creatures,
    along with your target foe, a SUPERMUTANT MASTER. Keep on your regular 
    armor (don't put on a radiation suit) and pop a [RAD-X]. 

  ) Find the SUPERMUTANT MASTER, who is armed usually with a heavy gun (and
    maybe backed up by other SUPERMUTANTS) and take him down. With me and my
    2 companions, he usually doesn't last long. Hunt down and kill any other
    CENTAURS in the area.

  ) Fast travel to WOLFHORN RANCH. Now start heading to the northwest across
    the main road and up into the hills. You should quickly see a group of
    red enemy arrows (ED-E gives you enhanced radar perception perk) to the
    northwest. They are a group of NIGHTSTALKERS. Kill them and proceed NW 


  ) There is a hollowed-out rock near the cavern entrance.

  ) This cave system is home to 2 groups of NIGHTSTALKERS, each in their own
    little cul-de-sac. Each area has a dufflebag you can loot for random

  ) When finished head north, and prep yourself, we are entering DEATHCLAW

    NOTE: DEATHCLAWS are hard foes, they are very fast and very deadly in 
          melee range. In a group i like to take out the small ones first 
          since even they can injure you good, and they are easier to kill. 

          When outside in the wilderness, with BOONE and ED-E you can see them
          far ahead of time, giving you a chance to sneak-snipe a little
          before you have to fight them close up. Also, a great tactic is to
          keep your companions behind, sneak ahead and drop a bunch of MINES
          to lure them into. MINES are great vs DEATHCLAWS.

  ) Still heading north you will come upon DEAD WIND CAVERN. Sometimes there
    will be DEATHCLAWS by the entrance, sometimes not. Kill them if there are.
    Do not go in the cavern yet, we will come back. Continue north and you
    will see a small shack. Go to it and discover HARPER'S SHACK.


  ) HARPER'S SHACK has a bed so is a nice place to rest up if needed. (You 
    usually need it in DEATHCLAW territory). Loot the shack, there is a [STAR
    BOTTLE CAP] on a table. 

  You should level up to 16 sometime soon. VERY IMPORTANT. 16 is the magic
  number, if you aren't 16 yet, hunt some foes in the wilderness, etc until
  you are. It gives a good boost to your fighting ability, which is needed vs
  DEATHCLAWS. Raise GUNS to 57, and pick the BETTER CRITICALS perk. Now that
  you have the great BETTER CRITICALS, head shots, head shots, head shots LOL.

  ) Fast travel back to DEAD WIND CAVERN, noting that doing so may spawn you
    in the middle of a deathclaw group. Always be prepared for combat. In
    V.A.T.S always go for the head with your strongest weapon, then switch to
    what ever you like until your AP's recover. When you are ready, enter the


  ) Combat is going to start right at the entrance. There are 2-3 DEATHCLAWS
    close by, so get ready to fight. Do not be afraid to use [STIMPACKS], or
    chemical boosts [PSYCHO, BUFFOUT, etc] since DEATHCLAWS are hard foes. If
    an ally falls, finish off the enemies in the area then wait for them to
    get back up.

  ) After clearing the initial entrance, head left into an alcove room, making
    sure all foes are cleared that direction. Now head back to the entrance
    and follow the path right. The large cavern up ahead has many DEATHCLAWS
    in it, some younger ones and regular ones. You can stay back in the hall
    and stealth-shoot them one at a time to lure them to you so they don't all
    attack together. 

  ) When ready venture into the main cavern. There are about 3 foes wandering
    the main cavern. From the main cavern, there is a small cavern to the 
    west (top left) on your map that is a small room containing a MOTHER
    DEATHCLAW and some young. Once these foes are dead, its time to hit the
    last, deadliest northeast cave.

  ) The last cave area, to the northeast on your map (top right) is the lair
    of the LEGENDARY DEATHCLAW. A small passage runs from the main cavern back
    to the northeast area. Just before the passage is a body with a dufflebag.
    In the LEGENDARY DEATHCLAW area is a BROTHERHOOD trooper body wearing
    [T-45d POWER ARMOR and HELMET]. A unique grenade launcher, [MERCY] lies
    next to him. 

    NOTE: How i finished this room. I left ED-E and BOONE in the main cavern
    and stealthed into the small passageway and laid a good minefield, so when
    I lured the DEATHCLAWS out of the room BOOM!. The LEGENDARY DEATHCLAW 
    was not able to enter the passage (bug? intended?) so with him i just
    stood there and blasted his head with a rifle until he was dead. 

  ) Exit the cavern (remembering that you might run into DEATHCLAWS outside)
    and head north-northwest up the mountain path, which will lead you to


  ) This small pass is a quicker route that leads between the PRIMM wasteland
    area and the land around NOVAC. It is not intended for starting players to
    use due to the dangerous foes about.

  ) There is a BLIND DEATHCLAW guarding the Pass. In the center pass area is
    the body of a BRIGHT follower. A hollowed-out rock is on the west side of
    the pass.

  ) Fast travel back to NOVAC and release BOONE. We are done with him for a 
    while, his hatred for LEGION soldiers might mess up some quests. Head out
    of town heading north, and you'll see just north of town a small junkyard,
    this is the GIBSON SCRAP YARD.


  ) OLD LADY GIBSON usually sits on a chair just outside her house and the
    scrap yard. Go up and talk to her, and get some info on her background.
    This will activate a speech memory with ED-E. Ask to buy the [THRUST 
    CONTROLLER MODULES], and then pass a [SPEECH:30] or [BARTER:30] check to
    get them for 250 caps. 

  ) OLD LADY GIBSON also has a unique sawed-off shotgun BIG BOOMER. In order
    to get this, we need to 

    1) Pickpocket the shotgun shells off OLD LADY GIBSON
    2) Enter (or exit) her shack and back, and the BIG BOOMER will now be in
       her inventory to pickpocket. A [STEALTH BOY] always makes this easier.
  ) Fast travel to REPCONN TEST SITE and re-enter the launch facility through
    the southwest access hatch. Talk to CHRIS HAVERSAM and turn in the rest
    of the rocket parts. They now prep the rockets for final launch. 

  ) Head back to the top floor of the REPCONN facility, and exit the door 
    marked REPCONN TEST SITE. This puts you on a small viewing platform. On 
    the right are the TRAJECTORY CONTROLS. Access them and view the trajectory
    data, your [SCIENCE:55] will allow you to adjust them to make the flight
    path 12.5% more effective. Now push the launch controls and watch the 

  ) Fast travel back to GIBSON SCRAP YARD, search it if you want, only some
    basic loot around. Head north and northwest towards the large array
    towers, and find HELIOS ONE.


  ) Approaching the front door of HELIOS ONE solar plant, LT. HAGGERTLY will
    stop you. Say that you just saw the building and decided to visit, then
    lie [SPEECH:30] and that your brother was stationed here and you will be
    let through.

  ) NCR troops staff the building. Go ahead and loot through it, checking all
    the rooms. a [DC JOURNAL OF MEDICINE] is upstairs lying on a bed. Also
    scattered about are some temp skill books, even [PULSE GRENADES]. Check
    one of the computer terminals and get all its info, and a new map marker
    will be put up.

  ) In the back of the complex you will find a science lab staffed by 2 techs
    that you have to talk to. Each one will give you a PANEL CODE (you need
    both). You can also find the codes in other places. 
    NOTE: Before talking to anyone, with ED-E present wait 9 days (wait with
          your [PIPBOY] so that ED-E's 2nd recorded speech will be activated
          when you talk to IGNACIO RIVAS.

    FANTASTIC, a dumb tech. When you first meet him say that your there to 
       replace him, you can [SPEECH:25] check to get 100 caps bribe to not
       take his job. He will give you one code to the Solar tower array.

    IGNACIO RIVAS, the smart tech. Pass a [SPEECH:30] check to dissuade his
       curiosity and the reason you are there. He will suggest you turn the
       power station to help everyone, and give you the second passcode.

    You should level up sometime soon. Raise REPAIR to 60 and UNARMED to 36.

  ) Head out the nearby door into the rear mirror yard. Roam about the yard,
    there are about 5 salvageable solar panels on the ground, plus 2 terminal
    areas that you need to input the 2 codes. The west terminal area is booby
    trapped, the east one has guard dogs. Also misc loot in the NCR tents.

  ) After entering the codes enter the door to the SOLAR COLLECTION TOWER. 
    Tell ED-E to wait, go down and lure the MR GUTSY robot around to the hall
    and kill it. Run across the room through the door and stay on the right
    side. There are 4 [FRAG MINES] that you can disarm and take, plus in the
    back is a terminal that lets you turn off the 3 turrets. You only get 1xp
    for killing them so ignore them and turn them off.

  ) Go get ED-E and head downstairs in the first room to fight a SENTRY BOT. 
    Loot the area and head up and over to the next room area, down a tunnel
    and into a 2nd SENTRY BOT. Continue on to a multi-level room where another
    MR GUTSY awaits. Finally you will enter a small group of hallways where
    5 PROTECTRONS will attack. 

  ) Clear out the area, and take the elevator to the OBSERVATION LEVEL. There
    is a broken generator you can fix using 1 [SCRAP METAL], then program the
    mainframe to provide power to the FULL REGION. Do not pick the FULL REGION
    (emergency output level). Also after choosing FULL REGION, do NOT activate
    the ARCHIMEDES Plant Defense System. 

  ) Head upstairs and activate the PYTON repair robot [SCIENCE:45]. You don't
    need it, but its free exp/items so kill it once it is activated. Exit the
    nearby door onto the OBSERVATION TOWER, go down and when its full daylight
    ( 9AM-3PM ) flip the switch. The tower activates. 

  ) Head back to IGNACIO RIVAS who will reward you with a [BIG BOOK OF 
    SCIENCE] and some Followers of the Apocalypse reputation gain. Exit the 
    building when you are finished with everything. 

  ) Wait 2 days on your [PIPBOY]. You will get an incoming broadcast message
    from the BROTHERHOOD OF STEEL. A marker on your map shows up. ED-E seems
    popular for some reason.

  ) Outside you want to head due east towards the main road, and then north-
    east towards a big billboard sign. There are 3 VIPER raiders behind the
    sign, probably with grenade launchers, take them out. You can see the 
    small blue gas station just northeast. Head there to EL DORADO GAS AND


  ) This small gas station doesn't old much, some minor loot and inside a
    [STAR BOTTLE CAP] near the register.

  ) Looking to the west-northwest you can see a huge dustbowl of flatland. 
    Head into the EL DORADO DRY LAKE.


  ) ANT CITY BABY! This huge expanse is the home of a bunch of FIRE ANTS of
    various sizes. They spawn a lot, they spawn fast. This is a snipers dream
    ants are slow, view is long, killing is easy. If you want even more fun
    get a group of ants chasing you and chuck some [DYNAMITE] into them and
    watch the flames fly.

  ) There isn't really any loot about except for some harvestable plants. Head
    back east to the main road then follow it north. Just past EL DORADO DRY
    LAKE the road turns northwest, right into an overpass. Here is the 188

  64. 188 TRADING POST.

  ) AH! Our next victi... I mean companion! The 188 TRADING POST is a nice 
    little location, it has various merchants of all types, that sell weapons,
    mods, food, ammunition, repairs, and more. A great place to visit often.

  ) There is a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on the bar where SAMUEL is at. 

  ) Here we will pick up your next companion, VERONICA SANTANGELO, a unarmed
    combat expert. She hits fast, she hits hard, and that's only with the 
    women! Chat up VERONICA, she has lots of info, background, opinions, and
    will join up with you. Always give her the best unarmed weapon, best armor
    since she will be up close and personal, and you'll love what she can do.

  ) Fast travel to SEARCHLIGHT EAST GOLD MINE, and head east down into GECKO
    territory. Clear out anything close, then continue east-southeast (do not
    head left towards the buildings, but instead right down the slope). You
    will find a small shack against the left rock face, SMITH MESA PROSPECTOR


  ) This small campsite doesn't hold much except a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on a
    cinderblock near the radio. 
  ) Continue east towards the water and lots of red enemy arrows on your radar
    thanks to ED-E. You will be entering LAKELURK territory, so with your 2
    companions hunt them all down. Keep going over to the beach houses of


  ) Who would want to rent vacation homes in the middle of LAKELURKS? You! 
    because they give great experience and aren't too hard to kill. Wipe out
    any LAKELURK in the area. 

  ) Two of the beachhouses can be entered, a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] in each house.
  ) Head into the water heading east (the water is fresh and clear), and you
    will hit the other shore into a small lagoon. I suggest landing on the
    right part of the beach, there are LAKELURKS on the left. Clear them all
    out and loot the dufflebags and body in the small cave behind them.

    You should level up soon to 18. Raise ENERGY WEAPONS to 39 and pick the
    ACTION BOY perk.

  ) Fast travel back to SMITH MESA PROSPECTOR CAMP and head north up on the
    bluff into the small building village of COTTONWOOD OVERLOOK


  ) Nothing here but an abandoned village, you cannot enter any houses. 

  ) Fast travel to SEARCHLIGHT EAST GOLD MINE and head northeast straight up
    that big mountain cliff ahead. At the top you will find a little shack, 
    the SNIPER'S NEST.


  ) This great spot overlooks the LEGION camp below. Probably where BOONE was
    able to spot his captured slave wife and put her out of her misery. A
    [STAR BOTTLE CAP] sits on the bench, and a [LOCKPICK:100] very hard gun
    case lies nearby. We cannot unlock it yet, but it holds the unique
    [GOBI CAMPAIGN SCOUT RIFLE] which we will get later.

  ) Fast travel to RANGER STATION ECHO and head east down the hill. This small
    flatland has some wandering LEGION soldiers and FIRE GECKOS. Head east-
    northeast and just over the cliff face you'll find another small shack,


  ) While the SNIPERS NEST overlooks the LEGION camp, the CLIFFSIDE PROSPECTOR
    CAMP overlooks a FIRE GECKO plain. Just search the camp for a [STAR BOTTLE

  ) Fast travel back to RANGER STATION ECHO and now head down and north 
    hugging the left hillside. A small mining cart will be ahead, the bottom
    area of the LUCKY JIM MINE.


  ) The LUCKY JIM MINE is actually 2 locations, the blocked up mine down the
    bottom of the cliff, and the Mine Shack up on the top. If you discover
    the location and are down below, a simple fast travel right back will drop
    you up by the shack.

  ) A hollowed-out rock is on the southwest side of the shack, and inside the
    shack is a [LYING CONGRESSIONAL STYLE] is on a shelf

  NOTE: Seems like a lot of shacks in this game. Makes you miss the huge
        explorable areas of Fallout 3.. Fallout 3 huge building, Fallout 
        New Vegas.. shack.

  ) Fast travel to GIBSON SCRAP YARD and head due east, you might start to
    encounter CAZADORS (ugly fast flying bugs) of various sizes. Continue east
    towards the windmills and find SOUTHERN NEVADA WIND FARM.


  ) Yep, another shack. Enter it to look at [DEANS ELECTRONICS] and [STAR
    BOTTLE CAP] on the tables. 

  ) Fast travel to EL DORODO GAS AND SERVICE and head east. When you get to
    the large hill ahead keep to the right side and you'll find maybe more


  ) Sometimes CAZADORS are about, sometimes not. The Nest holds some basic
    loot items. Climb the big hill here and on top is a campsite with minor
    items, and behind some rocks by the tree are some ammo containers.

  ) Continue heading east, you'll start to the the Dam to the northeast, oh
    that's gonna be fun later. Going east you'll drop down off the cliffside


  ) Not much here, some basic loot in the tent. The ruined house nearby has
    a underground cellar door on the east side. Downstairs is a hidden NCR
    base with some minor loot.

    NOTE: Keep any eye out from now on for NCR VETERAN RANGERS, they have some
        good loot/armor/weapons and are great for sneak-assassinations. 

  ) From the base head southeast past the ruined cars, there is a very steep
    cliffside leading down to the water, but if you hug the cliff walls you
    can descend without taking damage. (or you can use the jump/save method).
    At the bottom swim head across the water east, towards a sorta of big rock

  ) Across the water are some LAKELURKS guarding a couple explosive crates and
    3 LAKELURK egg clutches. Kill and gather everything. 

  ) Fast travel to EL DORADO DRY LAKES and head west across the plain, you 
    can see directly west up the hills a powerstation. That is your goal, the
    EL DORADO SUBSTATION. Just get the SUBSTATION on your map, there isn't
    anything to do here yet. One of the NCR trooper guards may run up to you
    and tell you to keep away.

  ) Keep heading south from the SUBSTATION and you will find a very small cave
    on the right. (just past a empty hollowed-out rock with a red heart). This
    is the BLACK ROCK CAVE.


  ) A group of NIGHTKIN make this cave their home, including a NIGHTKIN MASTER
    who usually has a heavy weapon. Enter the cave and take out the Mutants.

  ) A body of a dead prospector is in the very back, who has the unique 

  ) Fast travel back to 188 TRADING POST, and head northeast towards that hill
    in the distance. Swing around the hill and on the other side you'll see
    a ranger comm tower. Go there to find RANGER STATION ALPHA.


  ) A few RANGERS and COMM people about, minor loot in the tents. Head to the
    east-southeast and you can look down upon a small campground area by the
    water. If you have a good sniping weapon you might be able to start
    shooting the LAKELURKS down there.

  ) When ready head east-southeast down to the water, to the BOULDER BEACH


  ) A half dozen or so LAKELURKS guard the water piers of this campground, so
    take them out first. There is a hollowed-out rock closer to the water-side
    down by the road at the north side (Rock has white writing on it "The sun
    is killing me"). 

  ) Fast travel back to 188 TRADING POST and head out north. Follow the road
    up the hill to the northeast and just over the hill is the MOUNTAIN 


  ) This campground is in multiple areas, the rest of the campground is at
    a lower elevation, with a few tables and items. At the top area there is
    a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on a picnic table, and a few temp skill books lie 

  ) Head west-southwest, and cross the train tracks. On the other side is a
    small deserted shack, which interesting enough, is called DESERTED SHACK.


  ) Yes, another shack. And yes, nothing at this one either. 

  ) Fast travel to 188 TRADING POST then head east down the road, quickly 
    coming to BOULDER CITY.


  ) Not much is left of this city except for a few buildings. Follow the road
    to the right (you'll see a train car on the left). Ahead is a marble
    memorial guarded by PRIVATE KOWALSKI. Talk to him for some basic info,
    then take out a pistol and shoot the memorial. KOWALSKI gets mad but you
    can calm him down with a [SPEECH:30] check. DO NOT DO THIS AGAIN, he will
    automatically attack the 2nd time. 

  ) Enter the nearby BIG HORN SALOON and a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] sits on the first
    table on the left. Chat with IKE for information, you can steal from the
    storage room in back, plus steal the 3 [NUKA-COLA QUARTZ] and other stuff
    behind the bar if you want.

  ) Exit and search the small town for loot. There is stuff scattered all
    about, in the train station, at the train car, at the refinery, around
    the back of the RUINS. 

  ) Find LT. MONROE at the entrance to the BOULDER CITY RUINS. Talk with him
    to get some info, and ask to help broker a peace with the GREAT KHANS that
    are holding the hostages.

  ) Enter the BOULDER CITY RUINS, search about the ruined buildings for some
    misc loot (grenades, ammo, weapons, stims, etc). Head to the southwest
    building and enter the GREAT KHAN HIDEOUT where you will be confronted by
    JESSUP. Talk to him first and get some info about BENNY and the PLATINUM
    CHIP. You'll finish the [THEY WENT THAT-A-WAY] quest and start the [RING-
    A-DING-DING!] quest. Convince JESSUP to release the hostages [SPEECH:45].
    He will give you an [ENGRAVED CIGARETTE LIGHTER] and lots of exp.

  ) Exit the ruins after getting any loot you want, and talk again to LT. 
    MONROE to finish the [BOULDER CITY SHOWDOWN] quest and more exp. MONROE
    then tells you that he has orders to kill the KHANS anyway, pick the first
    option twice to convince him to morally disobey the orders. 

    You should level up to 19 near this point, raise UNARMED to 53. 

  ) Fast travel back to 188 TRADING POST, rest up and head out to the north-
    west down the road. Look on your map we are heading northwest to the 
    REPCONN HEADQUARTERS building. We are going to be facing robots so bring
    along your [PALADIN TOASTER] and plasma grenades/mines if needed. A
    science skill book would be nice also.

  ) You will bypass some abandoned buildings, and behind them is the 


  ) Outside of the building friendly MAINTENANCE BOTS roam the site. Go ahead
    and destroy them for some extra experience. 

  ) The Headquarters itself is a 3 story building filled with robots of 
    various types, including SENTRY BOTS. Your companions and yourself are at
    a high enough level now, they mean nothing. We have a few goals here..
    1) Loot the building 
    2) Destroy all robots for maximum experience
    3) Find the unique energy weapon
    4) Find the Brotherhood scouts we are suppose to meet here.

    NOTE: There are hidden SENTRY BOTS hidden in the walls to attack intruders
        when the alarm sounds, so we want to make sure that the alarm sounds
        on each floor, bringing them in. Do NOT pick up any security cards, ID
        cards, or printout security cards. If a robot asks you to leave, 
        ignore it. On the 3rd floor when the robot asks you for the password,
        even though you know it (Ice cream) ignore it. More to kill.

    [STAR BOTTLE CAP] in the gift shop. [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on security desk. 
    [NIKOLA TESLA AND YOU] and unique Plasma Rifle [Q-35 MATTER MODULATOR] 
    behind a [LOCKPICK:100]/[SCIENCE:100] locked door, you will reach that by
    going behind through the upper floors.

    NOTE: The safe in the Gift shop is actually 2 safes overlapping, open one
        then move your cursor around until you can access the 2nd one. 

  ) Second floor, [NIKOLA TESLA AND YOU] on a desk, [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on a 
    desk in a room with 4 desks and keycard.

  ) Third floor. [STAR BOTTLE CAP] in the northeast room, and another in the
    room with a half-circle desk on the floor. 2 dead BROTHERHOOD scouts are
    here also, with the info to continue ED-E's quest. You can take their
    [POWER ARMOR] and give it to your hireling VERNOICA. (since you cannot use
    it yet). 

  ) Exit the building and if you have a [DEATHCLAW] egg bring it with you on
    your next leg of the trip.

  ) Fast travel to YANGTZE MEMORIAL and head east towards the road. You will
    see a red train car, and a bridge. Head under the bridge to search the
    body of a BRIGHT follower. Continue northeast down the road until you hit

  81. SLOAN

  ) This small mining camp sits at the borderland of the northern NEW VEGAS
    area. Head to the tents on the left. There is a tame MOLERAT SNUFFLES who
    is wandering about hurt. Talk to it and pass a [MEDICINE:30] check to heal
    its leg.

  ) Just outside the tents sits a bad generator. Pass a [REPAIR:35] check to
    fix it correctly.

  ) Enter the tents and loot what you need. The first worker barracks has a

  ) Enter the MESS HALL, and there is a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on a table. Talk to
    JAS WILKINS the cook, and after getting some info she will ask you to get
    her a [DEATHCLAW EGG] to teach you her WASTELAND OMELET RECIPE. You might
    already have one at this point, if not, you can come back later.

  ) Talk to CHOMPS LEWIS who is standing up on the road. Get rewarded for 
    telling him about helping SNUFFLES and fixing the generator. Talk about
    the DEATHCLAWS and offer to help kill them. You'll be on the [CLAWS OUT]

  ) Head southeast across the road and up the hill into some rocky pathways.
    You might encounter a BARK SCORPION or 2. Still heading southeast you will
    run into a huge fenced-in bunker area filled with BARK SCORPIONS. This is


  ) 4 large bunkers make up the HIDDEN VALLEY, home of a BROTHERHOOD of STEEL
    Chapter. 3 of the bunkers have a locked door at the bottom along with 
    some minor loot. The south bunker has GRENADE BOUQUETS handing from the
    ceiling on the steps, you can disarm and take them.

  ) The fourth bunker is the bunker of the BROTHERHOOD OF STEEL. Head inside
    and down, and at the bottom entrance door VERONICA will open it for you.
    PALADIN RAMOS will be waiting to greet you. Chat with him a bit.

  ) Head through the other door into level 1. The levels are actually 2 levels
    together, a "upper" and "lower" level, divided by a catwalk. Simply go
    up or down the stairs to reach the levels. Search the area completely, you
    will find some guard barracks that have footlockers where you can steal
    many laser pistols and energy cells. A [NIKOLA TESLA AND YOU] is in a 
    white bin in SCHULER'S OFFICE.

  ) Find KNIGHT TORRES in the armory. Talking to her twice will reveal that
    a [LASER PISTOL] is missing. You can actually get into the armory and 
    loot the items inside. Check the "lower" door it might be open. Also you
    can simply wait and TORRES often walks out leaving the door open. Drag
    all the items behind a crate and steal them safely.

  ) Talk to the BROTHERHOOD Paladin that sits at the desk in the shooting
    range, he will tell you that INITIATE STANTON signed out the pistol last.

  ) Find INITIATE STANTON, confront him with his signout log, and he will tell
    you that he left the pistol in SCORPION GULCH.

  ) Head down to level 2, where there is much more to do. Head to the right 
    (west) and find ELDER MCNAMARA. He will ask you to perform some tasks for
    him, the first is [STILL IN THE DARK] finding 3 groups of BROTHERHOOD
    troops that are missing.

  ) Head through the other door in MCNAMARA'S room to find HEAD PALADIN HARDIN
    who you can chat with to learn he wants to overthrow MCNAMARA. You can 
    steal [T-45D POWER ARMOR and HELMET] in his room, there is a [SUPERSLEDGE]
    on his mantle and maybe some other loot. 

  ) Heading back into Level 2, you will pass through the database access 
    room with SCRIBE IBSEN. You can help fix a computer virus with him, either
    with a [SCIENCE:70] check or manually find the virus. If you manually 
    look for it, once he says "it has jumped" to start the search, save your
    game, then reload to find which it is at. Afterwards you can access the
    data base for some basic info on overthrown past Elders.

  ) Talk to PALADIN RAMOS again on the first floor who will unlock more info
    in the data terminals for you. Go back and research again, searching for
    info on [THE CHAINS THAT BIND].

  ) Continue east and at the intersection take a left into the maintenance
    room. LORENZO is here, talk with him and he will take ED-E for research
    and upgrading. We will pick ED-E up again later.

  ) Exit the bunker complex and head southeast, running into SCORPION GULCH.


  ) Like the name says lots of SCORPIONS about, except by now you can kill
    GIANT RADSCORPIONS with ease. Head into the center of the gulch and you
    will find the [LOST LASER PISTOL] on a rock. A dead body is close also. 

  ) Continue west through the pass, and up on the right side is a grave you
    can loot.
  ) Fast travel to PRIMM, and wait 2 days. You'll get a message that ED-E is
    finished and is in the MOJAVE EXPRESS building. Enter and re-hire ED-E.
    He is now upgraded with increased armor (+20).

  ) Around this time I leveled up to 20. Pick GRIM REAPERS SPIRIT and raise
    SNEAK to 43.

  ) Now that we are armored and strong, lets do some more exploring. Fast 
    travel to COTTONWOOD OVERLOOK and head north into COTTONWOOD COVE.


  ) AH! The lair of the enemy. Well, not actually the enemy yet, but soon. The
    COVE is a small LEGION outpost led by AURELIUS OF PHOENIX. As you head 
    north into the COVE, you'll drop down past COTTONWOOD SHACK (nothing in it
    so go past). 

  ) Head towards the water and down the pier, and you can pick [LOCKPICK:50]
    the lock on the MESS HALL door to get exp. Nothing inside though. Head
    back down the pier towards the 2 outhouse buildings. In the ladies rest-
    room is a [STAR BOTTLE CAP].

  ) Head towards the main building and a LEGION explorer will approach and
    challenge you. Pass an easy [SPEECH:30] check to convince him your a
    passing merchant. 

  ) Near the front tents is DECANUS SEVERUS. Talk with him for a bit, and you
    can then teach him how to make [POWDER CHARGES] based on your schematic.
    You can also [EXPLOSIVES:50] tell him how to disarm NCR mines.

  ) Talk to the CANYON RUNNER near the slave pen for info, but do not buy the
    slaves from him at this time. 

  ) Head into the COTTONWOOD COVE HQ building to find loot, and a [LEGION RAID
    PLAN] in a file cabinet.

  ) Head outside upstairs into the office of AURELIUS OF PHOENIX. You can 
    steal a [GROGNAK THE BARBARIAN] off a nightstand, and steal [LEGION PATROL
    NOTES], [RECOMPENSE OF THE FALLEN] a unique unarmed weapon, and a temp 
    skill book from his desk. Talking to AURELIUS for info, you can turn in
    NCR dog tags, but better to pass a [SPEECH:35] check to turn them in for

  ) Head back to DECANUS and turn in any NCR dog tags. I think turning in 3
    for a [FRAG GRENADE] is the best deal. 

  ) Fast travel to REPCONN HEADQUARTERS and head northeast over the train 
    tracks, and you'll come upon a small train yard, the FOLLOWERS OUTPOST.


  ) This small tower has a few FOLLOWERS in it, but you cannot interact with
    them, and there isn't really any loot here. 

  ) Head north from the outpost and there should be a heard of BIGHORNERS
    about the area. Kill them for food and experience. 

  ) Head back to the FOLLOWERS OUTPOST and go east. You'll see a large complex
    on the left, and a small lake ahead. Head to the lake, LAKE LAS VEGAS.



  ) A tiny lake. Nothing really here, so keep going past it north, towards the
    big CAMP GOLF.

  87. CAMP GOLF.

  ) Yep. A base stationed on a old Golf course. Head up the road, passing some
    guard towers, and you will see a large building on the left side, and
    a row of about 10 tents on the right. Head towards the tents and inside
    the COMMAND TENT you can find a couple temp skill magazines.

  ) Search the row of tents, if you need the soldiers out to search easier
    just "wait" and they will perform their duties outside at certain times of
    the day. The tents hold a good amount of loot (footlockers/dufflebags)
    that you can steal, including many [POWER FISTS].

  ) Find SGT. MCCREDIE, usually in the command tent. Talk with him to chat 
    about the MISFITS and get the [FLAGS OF our FOUL-UPS] quest to train the 

  ) Enter the MISFIT tent. Talk to MAGS and get info, let her know you are 
    suppose to train the MISFITS. Do not take the troops out to the firing
    range yet. Tell her you want to talk to the others. Talk to O'HANRAHAN and
    again talk about training. Accept and then you want to talk to MAGS, RAZZ,
    and POINDEXTER normal talking, not about training, you will get one
    [SPEECH:40] check for each one. 

  ) Do not report back to O'HANRAHAN. Now talk to MAGS and take the troops 
    out to the firing range. Talk to her again to pass [GUNS:25/35/45] checks.
    Talk to her again to line them up for grenade training. pass [EXPLOSIVES:
    25/35/45], and finally talk to her one last time to complete training.

  ) Now head up to the main building. There are many items about so go steal
    what you need. About 10 temp skill magazines are spread out through the
    rooms, good gear in the Ranger barracks, 3 [STAR BOTTLE CAPS] upstairs on
    tables, and a [LUCKY 38 VIP KEYCARD] in one of the rooms.

  ) You can find CHIEF HANLON upstairs. When he is outside on the second floor
    balcony you can chat with him [SPEECH:50] he will chat about Rangers. 
    CHIEF HANLON has a TON of good info on things, enjoy the stories and talk
    about everything.

  ) Fast travel to FOLLOWER'S OUTPOST and head northwest to a little, yea I
    said it, shack. The GRUB N' GULP REST STOP.


  ) There are a couple food and drink merchants here, FITZ and LUPE, but other
    than that, just a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on a plate on a picnic table. 

  ) Continue north up the road, we are heading into "civilized" territory now
    with actual buildings and everything. Heading up the road you can see the
    huge NEW VEGAS city area on the left. At the first major road left head
    west, and the first entrance gate on the left side is to the AEROTECH
    OFFICE PARK area.


  ) This small complex consists of a command tent just inside on the right,
    and SUITE 200 and SUITE 300. Enter the TENT. Inside is the Doctor Ghoul
    BERT GUNNARSSON (who will heal you for free).

  ) Talk to FRANK WEATHERS to start his [LEFT MY HEART QUEST] and get all the
    info out of him.
  ) Fast travel to COTTONWOOD COVE and talk to CANYON RUNNER at the slave
    pens and inquire about the slaves. Talk to MRS WEATHERS in at the cage,
    then RUNNER again to buy the slaves. Pass a [SPEECH:50] check to pay 150
    caps. (You can try to pick the cage/collars for exp, but i wasn't able to
    hide/stealth at all here, so just pay the 150 caps).

  ) Enter the cage and set the prisoners free. Fast travel back to AEROTECH
    OFFICE PARK and enter the tent, talk to FRANK WEATHERS AGAIN to tell him
    his family is free and [SPEECH: 35] convince him to stop being an abusive

  ) Talk to CAPTAIN PARKER. You can get 2 quests from him, [THE COYOTES] to
    search for missing refuges (will do that later) and he wants to uncover
    KEITHS criminal activies [KEITHS CARAVAN CHARADE]. 

  ) Head into the AEROTECH SUITE 200 building. Lots of junk loot about, and
    talk to KEITH. Pass a [BARTER:45] check to trick him into talking about
    his drug dealing, and a [SPEECH:60] check to find out he cheats at cards.

  ) Return to CAPTAIN PARKER and turn KEITH in, PARKER will ask if you want to
    come along to enforce the law, so go ahead. Go back to SUITE 200 (If
    PARKER gets stuck getting there, just "wait" a hour or 2). PARKER comes in
    and after an argument kills KEITH, finishing the quest.

  ) Enter the SUITE 300 building, some minor loot about including a couple
    temp skill books and [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on the kitchen counter.

  ) You should level up sometime near this point. Raise LOCKPICK to 80 and 
    SCIENCE to 80. Now we can open any lock or hack any terminal using a temp
    skill book, so make sure to buy plenty if you find any merchants selling.

  ) Exit the AEROTECH complex and head to the northwest, you will come to a'
    huge fenced in crop field area, NCR SHARECROPPER FIELDS.


  ) This huge growing area is fenced in, a gate on the east side has PRIVATE
    ORTEGA guarding the gate. You can chat with her and pass [SPEECH:25] and
    also get a map market location. 

  ) Talk to MORGAN BLAKE to start the [HARD LUCK BLUES] quest. 

  ) Inside the BARRACK building are a [CHINESE ARMY TRAINING MANUAL] and a 
    [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on a desk. 

  ) Head east back out the gate, continuing until you reach a medium size
    building near the overpass's, the EAST PUMP STATION. 


  ) You probably have to get real close to this building to have it register
    on your [PIPBOY]. 

  ) The side CISTERN building has minor loot, and the main building you can
    find a terminal to fix [SCIENCE:50] the network connection to continue 
    with the [HARD LUCK BLUES] quest.

  ) Head due east into the small hills past the pipeline. Stay a little south
    and you'll register CANNIBAL JOHNSON'S CAVE, but don't go there yet we 
    just want to get it on the map.

  ) Just north of JOHNSON'S CAVE, guarded by a bunch of GOLDEN GECKOS is the
    entrance to VAULT 34. Make sure you prep ahead of time for this highly
    radioactive and long Vault. Plenty of [RAD-X], [RAD-AWAY], Stims, etc. 
    Also you want to bring a Lockpick and Science temporary skill book, there
    is a [SCIENCE:100] terminal and [LOCKPICK:100] chest we want. At this time
    I had 1 lockpick book and 11 Science books. If you don't have them you 
    can come back for the chest at a later quest. 

  92. VAULT 34

  ) This Vault, like many you come across is complex, dark, and will take a
    while to go through, plus the fact its highly radioactive so you'll want
    a constant barrier of [RAD-X] up. Ghouls inhabit the Vault, so you might
    want to keep on your armor, not your radiation suit.

  ) The first level is the main hub of the Vault. Many rooms, and many GHOULS.
    Unlike some areas, GHOULS will spawn at certain times while you move 
    through the vault, so clearing an area doesn't mean it will stay clear.

  ) Thoroughly search the first level. There are 2 flooded passages, each has
    a dead GHOUL that contains a [VAULT 34 SECURITY PASSWORD] so you can
    continue through the Vault. You will find a terminal through the Clinic
    that can drain one of the flooded tunnels [SCIENCE:100]. Use it if you can
    for the extra experience. A couple [OVERSEER'S JOURNAL FRAGMENTS] might
    be found laying about.

  ) Getting the passwords allows you to drain the water and access the
    SECURITY STATION A area. Inside is a terminal that will unlock the 
    OVERSEER QUARTERS, the next area we need to enter. 

  ) In the OVERSEER QUARTERS area you will find more GHOULS, and eventually
    at the end the GHOUL OVERSEER himself, backed up by GUN TURRETS and GHOUL
    Vault Dwellers. The OVERSEER has a passcode that you can use on his
    terminal to unlock the ARMORY.

  ) Head down the passage under the OVERSEER QUARTERS stairs and you will 
    wind up at the REACTOR room. A terminal will open the main doors, and then
    go inside to access the main Reactor terminal. 

  ) You now have 2 choices based on the terminal notes. Either choice is fine,
    I just choose to free the inhabitants (humans over food I say!!!)
    1. Close the reactor vents sealing the reactor, but dooming the trapped
       Vault inhabitants (100xp and NCR fame)
    2. Reroute power to the other terminal so the trapped Vault inhabitants
       can escape. (150xp and can meet up with them in SUITE 300 AEROTECH.)

  ) Finally make your way to your prize, the ARMORY area. One direction leads
    to a small room with a reloading bench and [GUNS AND BULLETS], while the
    other goes to the main ARMORY. There is a ton of great loot here, so stock
    up. The unique [ALL-AMERICAN] Carbine is just the starts, there is a 
    [LOCKPICK:100] footlocker that holds a [PLUSE GUN]. If you have no way of
     getting this yet, a later quest will bring us back. [MISSILE LAUNCHERS],
    [MINI-GUNS], [C4], [RIOT SHOTGUN] is just the start of the items in the

  ) When you are finished rest up, get your radiation cured, drop off your 
    stock in your hotel room, etc. You can head back and chat with the NCR
    SHARECROPPERS if you want, I don't think its necessary. 

    You should level up to 22 at this point. Raise SPEECH to 70, REPAIR to 70, 
    MEDICINE to 64, and pick the TAG perk, raising GUNS to 76. 

  ) On your [PIPBOY] map you now have marked just northeast of the NCR
    SHARECROPPER and northwest of EAST PUMP STATION your next goal, heading


  ) AH! You'll like this place. Implants baby, and not the girlie kind. There
    are 3 temp skill books on the reception room tables, simply drag them in
    the back to steal them unviewed if you want.
  ) Talk to DOCTOR USANAGI, and she will let you know you can purchase medical
    implants to boost your character. You should have enough caps to get 3
    of the implants at first (if you want to buy more, feel free).

    Buy the ENDURANCE, STRENGTH, and LUCK implants for 4000 caps each (12,000

    Other implants you can buy now or later, 
    PERCEPTION and AGILITY and CHARISMA 4000 caps each
    DAMAGE THRESHOLD +4                 8000 caps
    HEALTH REGENERATION               12,000 caps

  ) Head out of the clinic and go a short distance northeast to the MOLERAT 


  ) A rabid BRAHMIN has invaded this little MOLERAT farm, usually killing them
    before you arrive. Go ahead and kill it, put it out of its misery.

  ) If you go due north from the ranch you will find the source of the rabid
    BRAHMIN, a small farm with more rabid BRAHMIN to take out. A small house
    nearby has minor loot.

  ) Heading east from the MOLERAT RANCH (southeast from the farm) in some
    ruined buildings, a Sniper next building has been set up, its the small
    building at the very northeast corner of the street. Careful, the house is
    boobytrapped. Enter it from the north door (south door is not good), 
    disarm the tripwire, take the hanging [GRENADE BOUQUET], and disarm the 2
    [FRAG MINES] at the south door. Behind the [LOCKPICK:75] locked door is
    some good loot.. [SNIPER RIFLE], and a few temp skill books about.

  ) Now head back to the NEW VEGAS MEDICAL CLINIC and go west to the large
    metal doors letting you into the CRIMSON CARAVAN COMPANY compound.


  ) This compound houses the CRIMSON CARAVAN business of New Vegas. There is
    a small supply shack in the open with various crates/kits you can lockpick
    and take. 

  ) Find RINGO, who you saved in GOODSPRINGS, who will reward you with 150

  ) BLAKE has a good stock of weapons and armor, and other wandering merchants
    might appear near the campfire area. 

  ) Enter the MAIN OFFICE. There is a [STAR BOTTLE CAP] on a Ham Radio, and 
    you can talk to ALICE MCLAFFERTY to start working for the CRIMSON CARAVANS
    with the [YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME] quests. 




   Well thats about it for the game. This walkthrough wasn't designed for you
 to find every area, or every skillbook, but to find and do most things in
 the game. Also how you go about the areas or kill the enemies are up to you,
 but there are many ways to go about doing things. 

   Feel free to email me with problems you might catch, such as directional
 mistakes, spelling, a skill book that is in an areas that i didn't mention,
 you get the idea. Don't email me with "why did you do this first, or that".
 This is my walkthrough, not yours. You don't have to do the areas in the
 order I put them in. 

  Now that you have played and learned the game, the next time you play you
can make it a little tougher or different. Play on hard mode. Stick with a
unique template for roleplaying (Cowboy, Night Stalker, etc). 

  Thats about it. Hope you had fun with the game, and good luck on your next