Red Lucy is the caretaker of The Thorn in 2281. A confident, proud woman who attempts to conceal her emotions behind a mask of stoicism, Red Lucy perceives human life as cheap and fragile. She views The Thorn as a means to escape from the bonds of a harsh and hostile land, "awakening" people and allowing them to "choose the moment of death against the will of destiny." She acknowledges that both New Vegas and the Wasteland are needed in order to make this possible. She gives the Courier the quest Bleed Me Dry, which, when completed, will allow the Courier to sleep with her.