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Novac
Novac
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Site
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map markerNovac
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buildingsBoone's room
Cliff Briscoe's bungalow
Dino Bite gift shop
Dino Dee-lite front desk
Dino Dee-lite Motel
Dino Dee-lite motel room
Jeannie May Crawford's house
Manny Vargas' room
McBride house
No-bark's shack
Novac house
Ranger Andy's bungalow
People
leadersJeannie May Crawford
doctorsAda Straus
merchantsCliff Briscoe
Traveling merchants
Other actors
creaturesNightkin
Brahmins
robotsVictor
Other
questsThey Went That-a-Way
Come Fly With Me
One for My Baby
Classic Inspiration
Talent Pool
Old School Ghoul
The Screams of Brahmin
Andy and Charlie
We Must Stop Meeting Like This, II
Straus Calls
Technical
cell nameNovac
ref id0008434b
terminal entriesNovac terminal entries
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Novac? Nice enough place I suppose... but between you and me - when I rolled into town my skin started to itch. Watch yourself.

Victor

Novac is a town in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Before the Great War, this community was a small hamlet built as a refueling and restroom break along Highway 95. Presently, the faded, cracked concrete and peeling buildings give the sense of depression; indeed, Novac is little more than a lonely desert highway motel, a small Brahmin ranch and multiple surrounding buildings that have been fortified for the protection of its inhabitants. Watching over them is the landmark of the area: a giant fabricated dinosaur named "Dinky" biting off the top of "The World's (2nd) Largest Thermometer." The interior of Dinky also serves as the settlement center (a converted gift shop from pre-War times, with a sniper's nest in Dinky's mouth).

Dinky is the "attraction" that drew in tourists from both post and pre-War. Most of the locals are friendly folk, though most aren't trusting of outsiders. They appreciate the protection of the NCR, but are afraid of what's going on at the REPCONN test site up the road. The local law enforcement, Ranger Andy, is unable to investigate due to an injury, and periodic intrusions by feral ghouls and the odd Viper from the hideout down the road.[1] Novac relies on the water merchants that frequent it.[2]

LayoutEdit

Novac consists of a residential area with several houses, including Jeannie May Crawford's house, the McBride house, No-bark's shack and a house with settlers living in it. There are 3 bungalows inside the motel compound as well, where Ranger Andy and Cliff Briscoe live, with one of the bungalows being boarded up.

The main part of Novac is the motel area. Here you can find the Dino Bite gift shop, eight motel rooms and the Dino Dee-lite front desk, where you can buy a motel room for 100 caps from Jeannie May Crawford. Alternatively, she will give you a room free of charge once you attain Accepted status in the town. Cliff Briscoe will give this room instead if Jeannie May Crawford dies, likely during the quest One for My Baby.

The Dino Dee-lite motel room you can acquire is located up the stairs on the immediate left after entering the motel compound. Inside it is a bed and storage facilities that are safe to store items in. Also, in the bathroom of the motel room is a First aid box.

Across the street from the motel is a gas station with some spare parts, a workbench and a reloading bench.

There are two graves you can open with a shovel beside one of the residences that runs parallel to the motel's main building, as well as a kitchen tent that traveling merchants rest in front of. Near the grave site is a shanty that contains a usable workbench. As with all graves, walking near them will trigger faint, ghostly whispering.

BuildingsEdit

InhabitantsEdit

Notable lootEdit

Related questsEdit

EndingsEdit

This section is transcluded from Fallout: New Vegas endings. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

Narrated by Jeannie May Crawford.

# Slide Voice-over narration In-game condition
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Novac end slide 01
Despite their vigilance against potential attacks by the Legion, the citizens of Novac were no match for the Courier. The motel and Dinky the Dinosaur were left vacant, a rare stop at best for travelers along Highway 95. Kill the People of Novac.
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Novac end slide 02
Though Novac was a low-priority target for the Legion, many of Novac's citizens died in its defense. In the weeks that followed, feral ghouls, overflowing from the REPCONN test site, ravaged the weakened town. Do not complete Come Fly With Me.
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Novac end slide 03
Though Novac was a low-priority target for the Legion, many of Novac's citizens died in its defense. With no other communities coming to its defense, Novac would eventually fall to the Legion's persistent attacks. Fail Come Fly With Me by killing Jason Bright and all of the Bright Followers.
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Novac end slide 01
Though Novac was a low-priority target for the Legion, many of Novac's citizens died in its defense. In the weeks that followed, several Bright Followers returned to Novac to help restore its defenses, allowing it to remain independent of the NCR. Complete Come Fly With Me, complete any endgame quest except Veni, Vidi, Vici.
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Novac end slide 03
During the Legion's attack on Novac, Bright Followers, returning from their long pilgrimage, assisted in its evacuation. Though Novac eventually fell to the Legion, many citizens of Novac were able to escape, alive and intact. Complete Come Fly With Me by improving the navigation of the rockets, complete the endgame quest Veni, Vidi, Vici for Caesar's Legion.
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Novac end slide 01
While the destruction of the REPCONN rockets appeared to be a boon to the salvagers of Novac, the benefit would never be realized. Radioactive fuel from the wrecked ships seeped out and contaminated the area. Salvagers were forced to move on, and the town was abandoned. Complete Come Fly With Me by sabotaging the rockets.

NotesEdit

  • There is a poster for the Museum of Technology in Bruce Isaac's motel room.
  • The crafting supplies at the gas station have to be stolen.
  • The two closest campfires are located in a cave west of the water tower up on the hillside, and Gibson's shack north and a little west behind Gibson Scrap Yard.
  • If you go east of Novac, an unnamed raider can be found dead on a bridge (this is a random spawn and may not always occur). This is one of the few raiders that is not a member of any group such as the Fiends or Great Khans.
  • Some Jet and Med-X, and a dose of Hydra can be stolen from an unoccupied upper-floor motel room.
  • Cass states that when she first saw Novac from a distance, she thought Dinky the T-Rex was a giant gecko.
  • An old "No Vacancy" sign near the Dino Dee-lite Motel has lost all its letters but the first five, thereby reading as "No Vac."
  • Traveling merchants can frequently be found in Novac.
  • A pair of dead Recruit Legionaries are farther down the road, over by the Toxic Dump Site.

AppearancesEdit

Novac appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Unlike most other towns in the Mojave, Novac has no real-world equivalent. There is a road crossing at US 95 and NV-165 (the road to the real-world location of Nelson, where Novac would be if it existed), but there is nothing there in the real world. However, it has the largest thermometer from Baker and Claude Bell's Dinosaurs.[3] Dinky the dinosaur closely resembles Ms. Dinny from Claude Bell's Dinosaurs. [4] is a life size T-Rex in which you can climb to the top of the mouth and has a gift shop in the belly.
  • Novac was the first cell developers constructed, because it is better to not build tutorials around areas that will end up being destroyed, also because of game engine fluctuations.[5]

BugsEdit

  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 If you push Manny Vargas or Boone onto the teeth of the dinosaur and then do a Ranger Takedown on him, he will fall off of the dinosaur, and then fly back up, creating humorous results. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 After the 1.6 patch, sections of the motel will not load properly, leaving working doors hanging in empty space.[6] [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Items stored in the player's hotel room, in the wardrobe & footlocker etc., can be lost with the original junk contents replacing them. [verified]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide
    For body text sans water merchants, see page 410, first paragraph under [5.18].
  2. Novac settler: "If it weren't for the water caravans, Novac would've turned to dust a long time ago."
  3. baby_goat: nevada/utah/colorado/wyoming/montana trip '09: the post
  4. Ms. Dinny
  5. JE Sawyer on Formspring JE Sawyer on Youtube
  6. Motel load section bug
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