I took Charon with me into Vault 87, and right before I released Fawkes from her cell, I fired him. I had Fawkes get the G.E.C.K., went to Raven Rock, then had Fawkes join me. We went to Underworld. No Charon.
My question is, if I fired him, would I still have gotten notification of his death? I'm assuming he's either still in the Vault, or out wandering in the wastes, but not dead. Is he more likely to arrive at Underworld if I have no follower (If I fire Fawkes) or does that have no bearing on what he does?
Also, could he be locked inside Vault 87 forever if he didn't make it out before my capture by the enclave? LVTDUDE 01:52, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Okay, so I have Fawkes now. I run over to Vault 101 and get Dogmeat. The three of us travel to Underworld. Still no Charon. I decide I want to find Charon, so I go to the lobby just outside of Underworld and tell Dogmeat to stay until I return. I tell Fawkes he's fired. I then exit and fast travel to Little Lamplight. I go through the formerly broken door in Lamplight into Vault 87 to look for Charon where I last saw him, which was in the hallway outside of Fawkes' cell. I go through the entire place looking, pass the cell and eventually get to room just outside the radiation flooded area where Fawkes goes to get the GECK. No Charon.
I figure I've lost him for good. So, I head out down the hallway to the room where you get knocked out and kidnapped by the enclave. I see a blip on my HUD that's friendly! Charon!
Well, no. It's not Charon. It's Dogmeat??? He's lying there, looking dead, but it appears that I can interact. When I click "Talk Dogmeat", it just opens him up like a container, with the trade screen. F'ing weird. Now my wheels are really turning. Who's going to be at Underworld when I get back?
I get back to Underworld and Fawkes is waiting in the lobby like he always does after being fired, but Dogmeat is gone. I go into Underworld. Carol's place? No Charon. The Ninth Circle? Ha ha!!! There's Charon sitting in a chair in his T-51b Power Armor, acting like nothing is amiss. That F**ker!
So, I just hired Charon back, went to Fawkes and asked him to join. He said no. So, I fired Charon and hired Fawkes. Now Charon says no.
I think I'm going to try to go to Vault 87 to "kill" Dogmeat, who is laying there catatonic.
Should I have one of these guys in my employ while I do that or not? I'm thinking yes, but I'm going to save both ways just in case. It is really strange how Dogmeat teleported to Charon's location in Vault 87.... LVTDUDE 21:18, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Okay, are you ready for this? I take Charon with me to Vault 87, and I'm running, because I'm tired of all this chasing around. I look back as I enter every door to make sure Charon's still with me. We get into the Vault 87 labs, Charon's with me and I get to Fawkes' cell, head left and through the halls to the site where Dogmeat was laying. I run into that hall and he's still there, panting, but laying on his side. And, drumroll please......
Charon is laying dead next to him!!!! I turn around half expecting to see another Charon, but there isn't. He's dead??? WTF? This is like a scene out of the Twilight Zone! I'm half-tempted to bring Fawkes here too and see if they all lie there, but I think I'm just going to assume that I can only have Fawkes or Charon, and not both. I'm going to save this for later, but I think it's time to go back to my save where I have Fawkes and Charon both alive in Underworld. I'll just have to be happy with one at a time. LVTDUDE 21:35, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
The weirdness continues....
I made new save with the dead Charon and comatose Dogmeat at my feet. I started shooting at Dogmeat and I got a critical hit. I used VATS to see what his health was and it was about half. I tried to target him in VATS, but it showed 0% chance to hit, so I exited VATS and proceed to pump him full of lead until he died. Charon, who was laying dead before, had a talk option, even though he was dead a second ago. I tried to talk, but he was a container, like Dogmeat before. I decided to load an earlier game, but noticed an Autosave, so I loaded that instead. It was me about to enter the Vault 87 Living Quarters. I looked around for Charon, but he wasn't there. I entered the living quarters and I hear ammo and armor land behind me. Charon dead on the floor. This is some f'd up.... anyway. I'm so intrigued by all this, that I'm going to go back to Underworld, fire Charon and Fawkes, come back and kill dogmeat again, and see what happens. I wonder if I'll find Charon dead at Underworld or what? LVTDUDE 21:44, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
I returned to Underworld and Charon was at the 9th Circle and Fawkes was in the lobby. I was only able to hire one at a time though. LVTDUDE 22:12, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
(Music from the twilight zone begins)~loneplunderer