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Ness is a treasure hunter currently operating in the Commonwealth in 2287.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Companion: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
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Meet Ness at the Crash Site

Other interactionsEdit

  • Meet Ness at the Crash Site - The meeting with Ness is a random encounter and therefore can occur anywhere, though it is more likely on roads.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Road leathers Combat rifle Stimpak x3
Buffout x2
Ness' lead
Skylanes cargo key


Ness carries the Skylanes cargo key, which opens both secret compartments at Skylanes Flight 1981 and Skylanes Flight 1665.


Ness appears only in Fallout 4.


  • pcIcon pc Ness might get pulled into the "Quick test cell" limbo and will become hostile with other characters in this box with her. Any non-essential NPC may be killed. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 When helping her clean the plane from monsters, if you leave her waiting to finish a quest then come back later, she will not initiate dialogue again even though the quest marker still marks her supposed location. Pickpocketing and reading Ness' lead note from her may resolve this issue, though this may not work on PC.[verified]
  • ps4Icon ps4 Ness may become hostile to any nearby settlers and provisioners, making it difficult or impossible to trigger the quest as dialogue cannot be initiated. Since Ness, settlers and provisioners are all essential there will be no casualties, and they may go separate ways after a few minutes.[verification overdue]
  • ps4Icon ps4 xboxoneIcon xboxone If a companion is dismissed at a crash site, the companion may become hostile towards Ness or any of the Gunners nearby.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc Ness may stand a few yards away from the location marker near the crash site and can not be interacted with. It is possible to pickpocket key to loot cargo but no experience will be gained. No Gunners will be present. [verification overdue]

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