Icon disambig
This is a transcript for dialogue with Trent Bascom.

Topics Edit

GREETING GREETING Fear 10 {NCR - Shunned} Hey, I'm just a farmer. I don't want any trouble and I don't have anything valuable. 1
GREETING Neutral 50 Howdy. Something I can help you with? 2
GREETING Neutral 50 Our water ration suddenly increased. Can't help but think that you had something to do with it. 3
GREETING Neutral 50 You showed up just in time to say goodbye. Me and couple of the others are packing it in and heading back to California. 4
Neutral 50 The water ration's still a problem, and the NCR doesn't look like it's going to do anything about it anytime soon. 5
GREETING Neutral 50 Something else you need before I go? 6
GREETING Neutral 50 Howdy. Something else I can help you with? 7
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic000 Goodbye. Neutral 50 Adios. 8
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic001 You work these fields? Neutral 50 Sure do. Came from The Hub on account of the Thaler Act. Farming's decent work, but the whole thing's a bum deal. 9
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic002 What's the Thaler Act? Neutral 50 Something the politicians back in Shady Sands came up with. They pay us to move here and farm the land. They even protect the fields. 10
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic003 Why is this work a bum deal? Disgust 20 Bad soil and rationed water. It's to be expected around here, but the rationing's off. Worst part is NCR won't admit it. 11
Neutral 50 Pretty hard to meet their crop quotas with twenty percent less water than we're supposed to be getting. Not that OSI cares about any of this. 12
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic004 What are NCR troopers doing here? Neutral 50 They're part of the deal, the Thaler Act. We work the fields while they protect the crops and the water. 13
Neutral 50 Lotta folks come to New Vegas and lose everything in Freeside or the Strip. They get hungry, desperate, and try to take our hard work. 14
Neutral 50 Much as I sympathize, their theft would put me in a bad spot. I got a crop quota to meet. 15
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic005 What kind of crops do you grow? Neutral 50 Everything I can. Farmers out here don't have the luxury of being picky. I get by mostly on maize and tobacco. 16
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic006 Let's talk about something else. Neutral 50 Can do. 17
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic007 Water was being diverted to Westside, but I took care of the problem. Neutral 50 Westside, huh? I hope the NCR does something about those thieving bastards. I appreciate it, and so do the rest of the farmers. 18
Water was being diverted to Westside, but I took care of the problem. Neutral 50 Maybe you don't want for food much, but you can sell these on the market for a good price. Like I said, we're much obliged for the help. 19
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic008 <Lie> The NCR admitted there's bad pipes somewhere, and took care of the problem. Neutral 50 That's what I figured. Don't know why the heck they're so stubborn they couldn't just admit it. 20
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic009 Me? I have no idea what you're talking about. Neutral 50 Sure you don't. All just a happy coincidence, am I right? 21
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic010 What are you going to do now? Neutral 50 I hear the Brahmin ranchers out in Redding are looking for some hard workers, so I might try there first. I hate working with Brahmin, though. 22
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic011 Goodbye. Neutral 50 Good luck to you out here. 23
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic012 Can't you just grow less crops? Neutral 50 I wouldn't be able to meet the quota, and the NCR would kick me out of my job, anyway. Nah, it's better I get out on my own terms. 24
vDialogueSharecropper1ETrentBascomTopic013 I'm looking for Corporal White. I was told that he'd spoken to you. Neutral 50 Yes, he said he was looking into the water shortage, but I haven't heard back from him. Got the feeling he wasn't here in any official way. 25
Neutral 50 White was talking to me about computer stuff and water delivery schedules through the pipes, but I'm just a farmer. Tech stuff is beyond me. 26
Sad 5 The last person I saw him talking to was Lieutenant Romanowski. Romanowski's around here somewhere. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. 27