|Side Quest: Cold, Cold Heart|
|Spread the news of the Legion's attack on Nipton by telling Sgt. Kilborn.|
|Reward: 150 XP|
Caesar's Legion fame (optional).
Once the player arrives at the town of Nipton, a man will approach the courier and happily inform them that he has won the lottery. Upon further exploration through the rubble, it can be determined that the Powder gangers, who once took this town, have now suffered the fate of crucifixion. After moving further toward the town center, Caesar's Legion members can be seen gathering near the double doors of the town hall. Upon approaching the Legionaries, Vulpes Inculta will approach the player and begin a conversation. Vulpes informs the player that he will "not have you lashed to a cross like the rest of the degenerates." Inculta instructs the player to then travel to the Mojave Outpost and let "the Profligates" know "the little sermon" he prepared here. By telling Vulpes that his actions were respectable, the player can gain legion fame.
Spread the Word of Legion AtrocitiesEdit
Travel west to the highway intersection, then southwest, following the highway up the hill to Mojave Outpost. Two large statues of Rangers shaking hands can be seen from a good distance. Sgt. Kilborn walks around outside and occasionally paths past the statues out of range of the rest of the outpost. When speaking to him, the Courier can either inform him of Nipton's destruction or shout a Legion battle-cry and attack him. Either choice completes the quest, resulting in 150XP. No reputation is gained or lost either way.
- Note: Selecting the attack choice in the dialogue may turn the rest of the outpost hostile if Kilborn is not far enough away from them. As long as he is near or past the Ranger statues, it should be safe to kill him. Also worth noting, if the player selects the attack option while wearing NCR faction armor, Kilborn will not attack the player and the quest will complete normally.
- Note: Quest will be failed if Vulpes dies.
- Doing The Finger of Suspicion first and skipping this when further in the story line makes this quest unattainable, as Vulpes Inculta will be with Caesar in his tent, and not in Nipton.
- If Boone is the players current companion, he will attack the Legionaries, preventing conversation with Vulpes.
- Legion fame can be gained if the player gives Vulpes their approval of the Legion's actions.
- This quest can only be obtained from Vulpes Inculta. Should he have died prior to the Courier's arrival in Nipton, Gabban will be unable to provide the player with the quest.
- It's possible to fail this quest by listening to Mr. New Vegas' report about Nipton before going there.
Behind the scenesEdit
The title of this quest is from the song Cold, Cold Heart by Hank Williams.
ps3 Occasionally, Vulpes will immediately become hostile to one before talking to him. [verification overdue]