SECTION I. Vault 13 Cave Entrance.
Search the corpse near the vault
entrance and equip yourself. Kill all rats in the area (there are twenty of them). That
should give you 500 experiencepoints. In most cases you will get hurt by the rats. At this
point in the game it's good, because you get a chance to use your First Aid and Doctor
skills. While your character is 1-5 level, do it whenever you can as it earns you
experience. Now it's time for the wastes. The exit from the caves is in its western part.
Once you're out head for the Vault 15.
SECTION II. Shady Sands. On your
way to another vault you will eventually discover another green circle on the map. That's
the village of Shady Sands. Drop in. First of all, holster your weapon. Most of the NPCs
will not converse with you until you do. Talk to Seth, the guard at the gate. He will tell
you of the Radscorpions' problem and offer to take you to Radscorpion caves.
SECTION III. Radscorpion caves.
This area is pretty straightforward. Just kill all of the Radscorpions and be sure to
collect at least one of their tails. Exit the caves.
SECTION IV. Shady Sands
(revisited). Later on you will need a rope. Seth has one. Trade it for something you don't
actually need (Radscorpion tails, for example). Visit local healer and give him a
Radscorpion tail for the antidote and some experience. Find the traveling merchant (he's
in the house near the village gate, the one in blue pants) and ask him about Junktown and
Hub. They will appear on your world map. Exit the village.
SECTION V. Vault 15.
Descent into the vault, find the
elevator shaft and use the rope on it. You will gain access to Vault 15 levels 2 and 3.
Make your way to level 3 and head for the south-eastern corner. There you will get some
experience and will be informed that you won't get the water chip here. Exit the vault.
Head for Junktown.
SECTION VI. Junktown.
Find Killian Darkwater, the mayor
of Junktown. Talk to him. In the middle of the conversation there will be the
assassination attempt on Darkwater. Kill the assassin and get back to chatting with
Killian. He will propose you to talk the confession out of Gizmo, local Mafia boss. Accept
his proposal and visit Gizmo. Talk to him about the failed assassination attempt and offer
yourself as the man for the job. Then Gizmo will confess that he wants Darkwater's head.
It's just what you need. Return to Killian and give him the tape with Gizmo's confession.
Accept his offer to participate in Gizmo's accusal. Of course, Gizmo will fight and, of
course, you will have to kill him and Izo, his bodyguard. After you're done talk to the
guard captain. He has another task for you. You are to bust Skulz, the gang that
originally worked for Gizmo. Visit Scum Pitt at 20:00 and you will see the bartender
killing the Skulz member. Steal the urn on the bar and show it to Vinnie, Skulz leader. He
can be found in the back room of Crash House. Vinnie will accept you in his gang and offer
you to take a part in the bartender's murder. At this point you can either join him right
away or run for the guard captain. In any case, once you are in the bar, kill all the
Skulz members and return the urn to the bartender. That's it. Leave Junktown for Hub. On
your way out you may want to help Philip out with the dog that doesn't let him in his
apartment. You can plainly kill it (no dog - no problem) but better give it an
iguana-on-a-stick, it's worth more experience.
SECTION VII. Hub.
There is much to explore in Hub.
I'll just cover some of the more interesting things. First, the weapons merchant in Old
Town has the most powerful melee weapon in the game - the super sledge. To get it, browse
his selection and then ask for something that has more punch. Next, you might want to find
out the cause of the trading caravans disappearing (talk to merchants, they will complain
about it eventually; along with it you will be informed of Necropolis, Boneyard and
Brotherhood of Steel locations). Talk to Butch, the leader of Far Go Traders, he will
ensign you on a job of finding the lost caravans. Ask him about the Death Claw, then go
talk to Beth -she runs the weapons shop here in Hub. After you do it visit some madman in
Old Town, he's always by the house in which Harold the mutant lives. The madman will
refuse to help you until you talk to Harold. Then he will take you to the Death Claw cave.
Take it out. If you have difficulties let it live for now and return here after you visit
Necropolis. In the cave you will find a dying mutant who will give you the holodisc. Show
it to Butch for some money. Then talk to the guy who runs FLC. He will advise you to seek
work with Dekker,the underground leader. Go to the night club which is across the
street and persuade Kayne to let you in. Dekker will offer to dispose of a merchant
who lives in the Heights. Accept and frame Dekker telling the Sheriff about the job. You
will be asked to join the Dekker's arrest. Agree when you are ready and kill Dekker and
all of his gang. The Sheriff and the deputy are not much of assistance. Now that's a good
place to store your supplies. Don't forget to visit the police station for the rest of
your reward. You may also wish to join the thieves' circle located in the basement of one
of the houses in Old Town. Talk to their leader, he will ask you to steal the necklace
from the merchant living in the Heights (it seems that everyone has a knife into the poor
guy). To enter the merchant's house you will need to wait till it's dark and SNEAK into it
during the guards change. There find the chest containing the necklace, grab it and get
out. When you give it to the thieves' circle leader you will be presented with electronic
In Old Town there is a group of
thugs holding a Brotherhood of Steel initiate as a prisoner. Kill them (the nasty one's
armed with a combat shotgun) and release the prisoner. Talk to the water merchants (they
can be found in the southern part of Hub) about the water chip. Refuse their offer to
supply your vault with water for 100 days - you have plenty of time. What is more
important they will tell you that the ghouls of Necropolis refused to trade with them.
That means they have a stable source of water. Could this be a water chip? There is an
opportunity for you to take a job of guarding the caravans. It pays, though not much, and
usually it's worth some experience. But I, for myself, consider that job a waste of time.
Now it's time to return to Shady Sands. Something's happening there.
SECTION VIII. Shady Sands
(revisited). Seth will tell you that Tandi, the daughter of the village elder was
kidnapped by Khans, a group of raiders. Go talk to the elder. He will give you the quest
to return Tandi, a spear and his blessings. Now visit Khans.
SECTION IX. Raiders.
Go straight to Garl, the Khans
leader. Tell him that you're taking the girland challenge him. You will fight bare-handed.
Kill him. If you aren'tstrong enough, the best tactic is to strike for his legs and, once
he's down, for his eyes. After you defeat Garl take Tandi to her father for the reward and
return here. You are not finished with the raiders yet. Kill 'em all. Now you are
finished. Head for Necropolis.
SECTION X. Necropolis.
You will enter Necropolis in the
area called the Hotel. Your task is to get to the Watershed using the sewers. Eventually
you will encounter the group of peaceful ghouls who live underground. Talk to their leader
and share your problems with him. You will know that they do have a water chip in
Necropolis and are using it because their water pump is broken. Agree to find the parts
for the water pump and fix it. In the center of Necropolis lives Set, the head of the
city. He is sick and will get killed later on in the game by the invading super mutants,
so why not kill him now? Besides, he has some quite valuable items. Before you kill him he
may tell you that a bunch of huge mutants is causing him problems at the Watershed. Go
there. You will see, yes, you guessed it, a bunch of huge mutants. Find their boss, Harry.
He will talk to you. You will get two options - agree to follow him to the Lieutenant, and
it will be very, very hard for you to survive there, or refuse, which wi! ll cause Harry
to attack you. He has a laser rifle, so make sure he dies fast.
Other super mutants will also
attack you. One of them is armed with a flamer
and that makes him even more
dangerous than Harry. After you dispose of
them descent to the sewers where
Larry the super mutant stood. There you
will find some junk parts. Return
with them to the peaceful ghoul and he
will give you three books on
electronics. Go back to the house where you
encountered Harry and REPAIR the
water pump. Descent into the sewers in the
southern part of the house. There
is a vault here. Find the water chip and
leave Necropolis for the
Brotherhood of Steel.
SECTION XI. Brotherhood of Steel.
Talk to the guards. One of them
will charge you with the quest to bring them
something from the Ancient Order
AKA Glow. Accept the quest and leave the
hospitable Brotherhood. Before you
go to the Ancient Order it would not
hurt to wander into Boneyard.
SECTION XII. Boneyard.
Boneyard consists of four main
parts: the downtown where the Blades reside,
Boneyard Adytum, the library, home
for the Followers of the Apocalypse and
the fortress of the Gun Runners.
Go to Adytum and talk to Miles, their
chemist and Zimmerman, their
Zimmerman wants the leader of the
Blades dead blaming her for the death of
his son, and Miles wants you to
get him the parts to fix the hydroponic
farm. Go to the night club where
the Blades are. Talk to their leader. She
will prove her innocence by giving
you the holodisc with the Regulators
transmission. Hmm, it's obvious
that the Regulators are much more than just
the guards for Adytum. Head back
to Zimmerman and show him the disc. He
will get killed and you will get a
full-scale war with the Regulators. You
have no choice but to kill them.
Now visit Nicole, the founder of the
Followers of the Apocalypse. She
will tell you to find out what is
happening in the Cathedral. She is
sure something sinister is going on
there. Let her know you will look
into it. Now for the Gun Runners. To get
to them one has to deal with the
Death Claws. Once you entered the Gun
Runners fortress talk to Gabriel,
and agree to destroy all Death
Claws so the Gun Runners could move out.
Gabriel isn't very happy with the
situation in Boneyard - his only clients
are the Regulators and he cannot
move out because of the Death Claws.
Return to where you saw the Death
Claws, kill them on the surface and
proceed to the basement.
There you will find the Mother
Death Claw and the eggs. Take care of them
and return to Gabriel. He will
decide not to move out as you eliminated
both the Death Claws and the
Regulators. Pick up the junk parts lying where
the Death Claws were and take them
to Miles, then to Smitty and then again
to Miles. That's it. Leave
Boneyard and head for the Glow. Make sure you
have a rope and two packs of Rad-X
in your inventory.
SECTION XIII. The Glow.
Stop in the square next to the
Glow and take Rad-X until your radiation
resistance is 100%. Without it you
might get fried. Now go to the Crater,
find a beam and tie your rope
around it. Descent to the crater via the
Your task here is simple. All you
need to do is find the corpse of the
paladin (the one in power armor)
and get the holodisc from him. He is lying
somewhere on the first level. But
the Glow is much more interesting than
that. In total you will need to
collect three access cards which will give
you access to different elevators,
REPAIR the power generators on level
six, get to level five, dispose of
the sentry robots and collect the stuff.
There is also a very advanced
computer from which you may know what are the
super mutants and where they come
from. Return to the Brotherhood.
SECTION XIV. Brotherhood of Steel
Now the astonished guards will let
you in. On the first level make sure to
visit the training facility and
talk to the paladin there. He will thank
you for saving the initiate in Hub
and offer you an item of your choosing
as a reward. I recommend taking
the power armor. Get it from Michael, the
guy in combat armor near the
supply room. On the second-third floors there
are a workshop, a library and a
medic who can make operations permanently
increasing your stats. In the
workshop you may talk to the guy who's
repairing a suit of power armor.
If you get him a systolic motivator from
Michael or steal one from Rhombus,
the head paladin and REPAIR that armor
you can have it, but do you really
need it if you already have one? On the
fourth level the Council of the
Elders and the leader of the Brotherhood
are. Talk to them. They will
confess that there are rumors about some army
from north and ask you to
investigate the northern regions. Accept the
quest and leave the Brotherhood.
will be useful now to visit
SECTION XV. Boneyard (revisited).
When you're there go talk to Miles
about your power armor. He will ask you
to bring him some magazines on
chemistry from the librarian in Hub. Once
you're back he will make your
armor even more powerful. By this time you
should have a plasma rifle. Bring
it to Smitty and he will upgrade it to
Turbo Plasma Rifle, the one and
true energy weapon, nearly as good as an
alien blaster which doesn't look
so good. Now you're ready to take on the
military base which is situated in
the north-western corner of your world
SECTION XVI. Vault 13.
Aren't we forgetting something?
Ahh, yes! The chip. By this time you should
have at least thirty days before
the deadline which is more than enough to
get to Vault 13 from any point on
your world map. Well, bring the chip back
to your vault Overseer. He will
get worried about the mutants and ask you
no less than to destroy the source
of the mutations and the mutants leader.
Depart for the military base.
SECTION XVII. The Military Base.
Once you find the military base
and see the guards you may return to the
Brotherhood of Steel and persuade
the Council of the Elders to assign three
paladins to help you but since
they don't follow you into the base building
anyway that would be a waste of
time. So, dispose of the guards. Take a
radio from one of them scream in
it that you're being attacked by the
unknown enemy. You will get some
experience for that. Enter the building.
The military base itself is pretty
straightforward. Just kill everything
that moves, you have no friends
here. As for the force fields, plainly go
through the red ones, you will
take some damage but no much, and REPAIR the
force field emitters for the green
ones the final level you will encounter
the Lieutenant and VanHaagen, the
guy from the Cathedral. Yes, you can kill
them too. On that very level find
the room with lots of computers and
exploding technicians. You can
prevent them from exploding by shooting
them. Use your SCIENCE skill on
the main computer and initiate
self-destruct sequence. Get out of
the base before it blows up. Now, what
was that guy from the Cathedral
SECTION XVIII. The Cathedral.
In the Cathedral you will be
accompanied by the group of Followers scouts.
Find the woman Nicole told you
about and tell her "red rider". She will
tell you about the secret door the
key to which only Morpheus has. Find
Morpheus (take stairs up). In any
case it will all end up by fighting him
and the Nightkins.
Take the key from Morpheus' body,
get back to the ground floor, open the
secret door and descent.
In the basement find the strange
wall near the bookcases which is marked on
your automap as a passage.
Eventually it will open and you will encounter
another servant of the cult. The
simplest way to deal with him is to kill
Behind the secret passage is a
vault entrance. From there make your way to
the third level, find another
secret passage and enter the corridor of
flesh. You will get damage
advancing this passage and may finally have your
eyes poked with some bone or
alike. In that case use your DOCTOR skill to
restore your vision before the
battle with the Master. Come close to the
Master and he will talk to you.
Don't take his offer to join him.
He will attack. Take cover behind one of
the columns and shoot him
periodically with your turbo plasma rifle. It'll
take about from four to six shots.
Once per three turns the corridor will
spawn a super mutant but when you
kill the Master it'll be over. The
Master's death initiates
self-destruct sequence on the nuclear ware!
ad that's on the fourth level.
Escape the Cathedral and that's it you've