Beware the Wrath of Caesar!
For aiding and abetting the
Legion's enemies, you have been declared "in damnatio memoriae" - an enemy of the Legion in perpetuity. Many will seek your head as a trophy.
” — Quest description
Beware the Wrath of Caesar! is a  side quest in .
Fallout: New Vegas
Quick walkthrough Edit
Side Quest: Beware the Wrath of Caesar!
Gain Legion infamy or complete any NCR, Mr. House or Yes Man questlines.
Continue gaining Legion infamy or continuing aforementioned questlines.
Reward: Legion infamy
Detailed walkthrough Edit
Activating the quest can be done through several means. Completing the main story line quests of any other faction (the
NCR, Mr. House or Yes Man) can activate it, as can gaining infamy with the Legion. In the former case, the quest will activate as a warning. Completing one more mission will cause it to fail. If triggered by Legion infamy, it will activate and fail on the spot. It will only activate after having cleared of Legion infamy (if applicable) following the completion of Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, or after dealing with the Great Khans during For the Republic, Part 2 as siding with the NCR does not require confronting Benny.
Once failed, the Courier's
reputation with Caesar's Legion will immediately turn negative, which in turn may cause the appearance of Legionary assassins by triggering Caesar's Foe. The Courier is also proclaimed "in damnatio memoriae" (condemned in memory).
Quest stages Edit
This quest could be described as a counter quest to Don't Tread on the Bear!, even though it is possible to trigger both at once without actually failing either.
Its possible to activate Beware the Wrath of Caesar! by not confronting Benny at the Tops but still advancing through For the Republic, Part 2.
It's also possible to trigger this quest by releasing Benny during Render Unto Caesar, which will immediately drop your reputation with the Legion to vilified.
Behind the scenes Edit
"In damnatio memoraie" is the Latin phrase literally meaning "condemnation of memory" in the sense of a judgment that a person must not be remembered. It was a form of dishonor that could be passed by the Roman Senate upon traitors or others who brought discredit to the Roman State in which the condemned are erased from history.
↑ Quest name from
Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide
Act 1 Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Act 2 Wild Card ( Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins ( I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/ Arizona Killer Act 3 No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
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