Flight from Zion
The collapsed cave
Once our path is clear, I'll give you everthing you need to get back to the Mojave, but Pine Creek Tunnel must be collapsed behind us. It's the only way to delay the White Legs long enough for us to get a head start. Good luck and may God be with us.”— Daniel
Flight from Zion is a main quest in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Honest Hearts. Instead of stay to fight for their home, the Courier chooses to help the Sorrows flee Zion. Alternatively, the player can take the opposite quest, Crush the White Legs, and destroy the White Legs and kill Salt-Upon-Wounds.
|Main quest: Flight from Zion|
|Fight your way to the Pine Creek Tunnel.||Complete the three optional quests: Prisoners of War, Retake the Bridge, and Sanctity of the Dead.|
|Kill Salt-Upon-Wound.||Convince Salt-Upon-Wound to leave peaceful (Speech 75).|
|Speak to Daniel.|
|Use the detonator to collapse the Pine Creek Tunnel.|
|Reward: Variable XP, A Light Shining in Darkness, Chalk's headdress, Daniel's hat, Daniel's outfit, Joshua Graham's armor, Salt-Upon-Wounds' helmet, Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist, Scripture|
|Leads to: Departing Paradise|
The quest starts just south of the Caterpillar's Mound. Move towards the Sorrows Fork Campground and, from there, head towards the East Fork Bridge. There will be White Legs hidden atop cliffs along the paths, usually in threes. Once close enough to Pine Creek Tunnel, the first stage is completed. Salt-Upon-Wounds must then be dealt with. Up the road ahead, several Sorrows tribals will engage in battle with Salt-Upon-Wounds and two or three other White Legs.
Salt-Upon-Wounds approaches the Courier and initiates dialogue, stating his intent to kill them. There are two ways to end this. The Courier can say, "Let's end this, then", and initiate combat. Alternatively, with a Speech skill of 75, the Courier can tell him that there's "no reason this has to end in bloodshed". From here, more options become available, all of which result in Salt-Upon-Wounds leaving peacefully:
- "Your power is broken. You cannot hope to prevail here. Leave this valley in peace." Salt-Upon-Wounds leaves, but says that he will always fight and that the White Legs will remain strong warriors for Caesar.
- "I've already crushed your warriors. Retreat now and rebuild your tribe, or die in obscurity." Salt-Upon-Wounds leaves to rebuild his tribe, promising that one day he will come back stronger than ever.
- "Daniel and the Sorrows are weak prey, not fit for such mighty warriors." Salt-Upon-Wounds agrees with this and leaves to find more worthy opponents for his tribe to fight.
Once Salt-Upon-Wounds has been dealt with, Daniel must be spoken to. He asks if everyone has been accounted for. Saying "Yes, go!" will progress to the next stage of the quest. If the three side-quest missions Prisoners of War, Sanctity of the Dead, and Retake the Bridge have not been completed, they become permanently unavailable. Joshua Graham departs the Courier's company at this point of the quest.
The Courier is then given a detonator that is set to detonate the C-4 placed above the mouth of the Pine Creek Tunnel. Firing the detonator collapses the passage and prevents any White Legs from following Daniel and the Sorrows out of Zion. Once the C4 has been detonated, the player receives the achievement/trophy May my Hand Forget its Skill, and then the ending sequence plays.
|20||Fight your way to the Pine Creek Tunnel.|
|30||Deal with Salt-Upon-Wounds.|
|40||Quest finished||Speak to Daniel.|
|50||Quest finished||Use the detonator to collapse the Pine Creek tunnel.|
- Once this quest is started, all wildlife will disappear from Zion Canyon until it is completed.
- It is not possible to fast travel after this quest begins.
- Upon beginning this quest, Waking Cloud or Follows-Chalk will leave the Courier as a companion. Everything in their inventory will be returned, possibly resulting in over encumberment. Furthermore, Joshua Graham will become a companion, but will refuse to trade inventory items.
- After beginning the quest, other side quests (Prisoners of War, Retake the Bridge, and Sanctity of the Dead) will appear. The completion status of these quests will affect the ending of Honest Hearts.
- If every optional objective is not completed, Daniel will scold the Courier for not doing everything that could have been done.
- Be careful while crossing the Pine Creek Bridge, as Joshua Graham may fall into the water.
- After completing this quest, the Sorrows camp and Dead Horses camp will be empty.
- The ending for the White Legs does not depend upon whether or not the Courier kills Salt-Upon-Wounds.
- In order to loot dead bodies in Pine Creek, after completing the 'Fight your way to the Pine Creek Tunnel' objective, do so before getting too close to Salt-Upon-Wounds, otherwise the force-greet will initiate. Once the dialogue options with him are finished, it becomes impossible to interact with the corpses before speaking to Daniel to finish the quest. Subsequently, the corpses will have vanished after returning to their locations.
- Even though at the end of the quest the Pine Creek tunnel must be destroyed, there is no quest or any dialog associated with planting explosives around it.
- xbox360 pc Sometimes the optional quests will not show up in one's Pip-Boy. [verified]
- ps3 xbox360 Some Sorrows tribals may be left behind at the tunnel after the completion of this quest. [verified]