You got something else to say, or did you just come here to preach at me?”
Grouse was born in 2247, and he has been with the slavers since he was a teenager (he is now 30). His father was the former leader before Eulogy usurped him and rose to power, and Grouse has a legacy to live up to. He isn't fond of Eulogy, but he knows that if he moves against him, most of the slavers would turn on him. He sits at the checkpoint entrance wearing a permanent scowl.
Interactions with the player character
- Strictly Business: Grouse mentions that Eulogy Jones wants to acquire some VIP targets. If you accept his proposal to capture some slaves he will give you a list of some priority targets.
- Strictly Profitable: After completion of Strictly Business you can continue to enslave certain people and he will pay you 250 caps per slave. If your karma is "evil" and you have gained entry into Paradise Falls, you will be able to do this during completion of Strictly Business (as well as after).
- He sells Mesmetron power cells when asked, at 10 cells for 200 bottle caps.
- While doing the Blood Ties quest you can ask him about The Family.
|Apparel||Weapon||Other items||On death|
|Merc troublemaker outfit||Chinese assault rifle or
R91 assault rifle or
10mm SMG or
|50x Mesmetron power cells
Mesmetron manual - summary page
- Grouse is the only source of slave collars in the game. Should Grouse die the player will be unable to obtain a new slave collar or caps for a successful enslavement. However, so long as the player has a slave collar in inventory they will be able to use it to enslave a mezzed non-player character, albeit for no reward other than negative Karma (and removing the enslaved non-player character from the game).
- He will become hostile if the player preaches to him for the second time after he dismisses the player. This will cause the rest of the slavers in Paradise Falls to become hostile as well.
Grouse appears only in Fallout 3.
Behind the scenes
- Grouse, by definition, means to complain, which he does a lot.