Collecting Holotags

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Collecting Holotags
Scribe Jameson
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Have you? It saddens me to hear of my fallen brethren, but their names and deeds shall be records. Tell me, how many have you found?

Scribe Jameson, after informing her you have holotags

Collecting Holotags refers to an unmarked and repeatable quest in Fallout 3.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Unmarked Quest: Collecting Holotags
Talk to Jameson.
Find a Brotherhood of Steel holotag.
Return it to Jameson.
Reward: Caps

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Becoming the messengerEdit

After completing the main story line quest The Waters of Life, you will gain access to the Citadel, the Brotherhood of Steel's main headquarters in the Capital Wasteland. Inside the library in the A Ring area, you will find a woman named Scribe Jameson. She is the keeper of the scrolls at the Citadel, which means it's her responsibility to record the actions of the Brothers, including their deaths. After speaking to her, she will tell you to bring her any Brotherhood of Steel holotags you may find on your journeys.

Delivering the messageEdit

Brotherhood of Steel holotags can be found when searching the corpse of a fallen Brother. If you kept these holotags, you can give them to Scribe Jameson, who will thank you for bringing her the news. If you want to find more Holotags, you can search the bodies of any dead Brotherhood members, who can be found around the GNR building plaza, near The Washington Monument, the Citadel, inside the Arlington Library and other places.

After you escape Raven Rock you will not be able to speak with her again (she will tell you to go and talk to Elder Lyons about the attack on Project Purity); however, players with Broken Steel can resume Holotag collecting after Project Purity is activated.


Scribe Jameson will pay you 100 caps and 25 XP for every Holotag you bring her, and additionally she promises that from time to time she will be able to give you "something a bit more interesting," alluding to the Brotherhood's ongoing technological research. You can return to her as often as you wish.



  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 When talking to Scribe Jameson about the holotags; if you say 'I have two Holotags for you.' She will pay you for two tags, but only remove only one holotag regardless of how many you carry. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes after the initial holotags you give to Scribe Jameson, she will no longer take any holotags. The dialogue box gives no option for exchanging the tags. She simply asks you over and over again if you want to hear the story, never triggering the exchange dialogue box. This can be corrected by removing the tags from your inventory, engaging Scribe Jameson with her story dialogue, then retrieving the tags and speaking to her a second time. [verified]

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