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For the dead brahmin in Fallout 4, see Bess (Fallout 4).
That's a fine brahmin anyone would be proud to own.— In-game description

Bess is a brahmin found in Modoc in 2241.


Bess is a brahmin with a lame leg.

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  • Bess will attack any enemies she sees, like a normal companion, providing (very marginal) help in protecting Grisham's brahmin and clearing Farrel's garden.
  • Bess will disappear forever if the Chosen One goes down into the Modoc caves (this includes the well and outhouse).
  • It's actually possible to have Bess join the Chosen One permanently throughout the game by means of an exploit. After she has been slaughtered by Grisham or after one has had the Bess encounter, return to a point in the game where Bess' broken leg has not yet been healed. This can be done by temporarily removing the file Modocmain.sav in the current savegame slot and replacing it with one that was made prior to healing Bess' broken leg. In this file variables regarding Modoc's main street are saved after visiting the area. When one now heals her leg again, she will follow the Chosen One for good instead of just in Modoc. Dialogue with her can also be initiated, allowing one to alter her combat options.


Bess appears only in Fallout 2.

CharactersJo · Grisham · Balthas · Biff · "Chicken" · Cornelius · Farrel · Rose · Jonny · Davin · Miria · Laddie · Balthas' wife  · Modoc citizen · Modoc trader · Vegeir · Slag guard · Slag citizen (the Ghost Farm Slags) · Stable boy
LocationsModoc Main Street · Modoc brahmin pastures · Rose's Bed and Breakfast · Farrel's garden · Modoc caves · Slaughterhouse pen · Ghost Farm
QuestsSomething strange is happening at the farm northeast of Modoc. Investigate and report back to Jo · Cornelius has lost his gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to him · Farrel wants you to find Cornelius's gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to Farrel · Jonny is missing. Find him and bring him home to Balthas · Jonny's in the Slag caves. Find a way to get Jonny back home to Balthas · Farrel has a rodent problem in his garden. Remove the infestation · Deliver Slag message to Jo in Modoc · Jo is suspicious of the Slags. Find out about the dead bodies at the Ghost Farm and find out what happened to Karl · Go to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home · Kill the "chicken" · Help Bess the Brahmin