Hmm. Tempting offer, since this place gets boring. Tell ya what. Standard rates. 100 caps, and you've got a deal.”— Ian
- Find Ian in the guard house in Shady Sands.
- Pay him 100 bottle caps for him to join you, or convince him to do so for free, through a Speech check.
- With an Intelligence of at least 6, you can offer him "a piece of the action." and if you pass the Speech check, he will join you for free.
- Paying him 100 bottle caps lets him join you.
- Stealing from companions is not treated as a crime or hostile action, so Ian isn't really convinced to join for free, give him the money and steal it right back if needed.
- The XP reward is the same, regardless of the method chosen.
- This is not given as a quest by anyone, but it is something that can be done for additional experience and a new companion.
- With an Intelligence of 1, Ian cannot be recruited easily. A minimum Intelligence of 2 (maximum 4) will require the use of Mentats.