Defacing the Humble Stone
A defaced Boulder City Memorial
It commemorates the Battle of Hoover Dam. The rangers lured the best of Caesar's Legion into Boulder City, then blew the whole town up. The NCR still lost a bunch of troops in the fighting, though. My older brother sacrificed himself so they could evacuate some of the wounded.”— Private Kowalski
|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|
- Aim at the Memorial and Kowalski will become angry, shooting at it will make him furious.
Keep being disrespectful or apologize (Speech 30).
- 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, he receives NCR infamy. If he shoots at the memorial, this makes all people hostile, including Kowalski.
Whether the Courier has completed the quest or not, Kowalski will disappear after 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 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. [verified]