Well the Merchants from the Hub told us a bunch of caravans disappeared on their way up north. I think there's an army in the mountains, but the Elders, well, they don't want to act until they're sure.”— John Maxson
One came back from the east. He talked about a score of strange beings, all muscle with burnin' eyes.”— John Maxson
|Side Quest: Convince the Elders to send help|
|Go to Mariposa Military Base.|
|Hack into Morpheus's terminal. (optional)|
|Go to the Lost Hills and speak to John Maxson.|
|Convince elders to send the Paladins to Mariposa or the Cathedral.|
|Reward: 1500 XP, 2 Paladins at the Cathedral||1500 XP, 3 Paladins at Mariposa|
Go to Mariposa Military Base to become aware of the mutants inside the facility, then exit. If the Vault Dweller wants help at Mariposa, skip to the Brotherhood.
After this had been done, return to Lost Hills. Report to Maxson and convince the High Elders about the danger from the base.
If the Dweller was at the Cathedral and mentions the controls from it, they will send assistance at his discretion; either to the base or to the Cathedral. Otherwise the Dweller can only take help to Mariposa.
- If Mariposa is destroyed, the Elders will thank the Vault Dweller and the quest will become unavailable.
- Having an Intelligence of one makes completing this quest impossible. Intelligence of two or three will require the use of Mentats.