Defacing the Humble Stone
Defacing the Humble Stone is an  unmarked quest in .
Fallout: New Vegas
Quick walkthrough Edit
Unmarked Quest: Defacing the Humble Stone
Go to the War Memorial at Boulder City.
Aim at the War Memorial or shoot it.
Apologise to Private Kowalski. Continue being disrespectful.
Insult him or his brother. Refuse to apologise.
Reward: Bad Karma Reward: NCR infamy
Detailed walkthrough Edit
When visiting the
War Memorial at Boulder City, the Courier will meet an NCR soldier, Private Kowalski. He is paying respects to his brother, who died during the First Battle of Hoover Dam.
Aim at the Memorial and Kowalski will become angry, shooting at it will make him furious.
Keep being disrespectful or apologize (
If the Courier insults him and his brother, the Courier receives negative Karma and makes Kowalski hostile. Killing him this way doesn't make other people hostile.
If the Courier doesn't apologize, they receive NCR infamy. If they shoot at the memorial, this makes all people hostile, including Kowalski.
Whether the Courier has completed the quest or not, Kowalski will disappear after a few days.
The stone can be "defaced" with unarmed weapons, or indeed no weapon, if the Courier punches the stone.
Defacing the stone when [HIDDEN] has no effect on your standing with Kowalski or the NCR.
xbox360 pc Kowalski may state that the Courier defaces the monument when they did not. The Courier will have to pass the Speech check to avoid NCR infamy and once passed, Kowalski with no longer speak to the him/her.
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