Scout the northern wastes
Mariposa Military Base, the largest facility in the northern wastes, and the danger the Brotherhood was fearing.
|Unmarked Quest: Scout the northern wastes|
|Speak with John Maxson.|
|Go to Mariposa Military Base.|
|Report back to John.|
|Reward: 1500 XP, a weapon of choice|
Initial reports from scouts, as well as the location of the mutant body that Vree recovered, indicates that there's a massive source of super mutants brewing in the northern wasteland. The Elders of the Brotherhood of Steel want the Vault Dweller to verify the rumors.
To complete the quest, the Vault Dweller needs to head northwest of the bunker on the world map. After a few days of travel, the military base will show up. Entering the location is considered scouting.
When the existence of the base is revealed to High Elder Maxson, he convenes with the remaining Elders and the Vault Dweller may attempt to convince the Elders that he requires Brotherhood assistance in storming the base or Cathedral.
Once Maxson gives the quest, the player needs to ask for an additional weapon. He will then redirect them to Mathia, who will allow the Vault Dweller one of the following:
- A DKS-501 sniper rifle
- A Rockwell BigBazooka
- A Ripper vibroblade
- A Big Frigger power fist
- A Wattz 1000 laser pistol
- 1500 XP