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The Lonesome Drifter
Lonesome Drifter
Biography
raceHuman, Asian
sexMale
affiliationChairmen (after Talent Pool)
roleMusician
location(near: El Dorado gas & service up north)
The Aces theater (after Talent Pool)
familyMysterious Stranger - father Unnamed mother - (deceased)
Gameplay
appearancesFallout: New Vegas
mentionedHonest Hearts
questsTalent Pool
Statistics
karmaNeutral
base SPECIAL6 ST, 7 PE, 5 EN, 3 CH, 3 IN, 6 AG, 5 LK
modified SPECIAL6 ST, 8 PE, 5 EN, 4 CH, 3 IN, 6 AG, 5 LK
derived statsHit Points: 50
tag skills
Explosives:48 (50)
Guns:46 (51)
Sneak:46
level5
voice actorGregory Alan Williams
Joshua Sawyer (songs)
base id0011f9be
ref id0011f9c2
dialogue fileVMSTopsLonesomeDrifter.txt
 
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My story's a long one, friend, and I can't say it's all that interesting.

The Lonesome Drifter is a solitary musician who has set up camp under a Sunset Sarsaparilla billboard near El Dorado Gas & Service in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Born in Montana in 2253, the Lonesome Drifter was abandoned at a young age by his father, and was raised by his mother. After she died, he decided to find his father, although what he would do when they finally met he hadn't thought through yet; plans vary from simply asking him why he left to punching him in the face. His meager belongings include his guitar and gun that his father had left behind for him. He has traveled the wasteland for many years, passing through Dead Horse Point a few years back, and now finds himself in the Mojave Wasteland, growing tired of the lifestyle and looking to settle down somewhere with his guitar. He also mentions working in a coal mine at a young age.

When pressed, he is unable to provide clear details about his father, only that he was a "mysterious" man, who at times was almost like a "stranger".

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Plays Caravan: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check

QuestsEdit

Effects of player's actionsEdit

Other interactionsEdit

  • If the player passes a Barter check of 50 during the quest Talent Pool, he will give the player the Mysterious Magnum that was left to him by his father.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Regulator duster
Sheriff's hat
Mysterious Magnum Acoustic guitar -

NotesEdit

  • The Lonesome Drifter's father is implied to be the Mysterious Stranger. If the player character attacks the Lonesome Drifter in V.A.T.S. and has the Mysterious Stranger perk, there is a chance that the Mysterious Stranger will appear and ironically kill what is thought to be his own son.
  • In Honest Hearts, Follows-Chalk tells the Courier that he is interested in civilization because when he was a young boy, "a tall man with a moustache and guitar" came by his tribe and told Follows-Chalk that he would go place to place as a singer. In response to that dialogue, the player can note "I think I know that guy. Small world." Or if the player has completed Talent Pool the player will, instead, say "I know that guy, I got him a job."
  • If the Courier has the Lady Killer perk, he can ask if the Lonesome Drifter is 17, implying the Courier impregnated a woman in Montana around 18 years ago.
  • If the player fails the barter check during the quest Talent Pool, the Mysterious Magnum can no longer be obtained without killing the Lonesome Drifter.
  • If a fire ant from the nearby location of El Dorado Dry Lake follows you to where the Lonesome Drifter resides, the ant will not attack him, and he will simply run in the opposite direction until you kill the ant.
  • If you kill him it will result in Strip infamy.

AppearancesEdit

The Lonesome Drifter appears in Fallout: New Vegas and is mentioned in the add-on Honest Hearts.

BugsEdit

  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 If the player kills or is caught stealing from him, you will lose reputation from the Strip - Even if the Lonesome Drifter hasn't yet been recruited in the quest Talent Pool. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes when it's his time to perform on stage, he will play his guitar and the music will play as normal, but he won't leave his seat. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 After completing Talent Pool, if you kill The Lonesome Drifter, the cycle in which The Aces Theater runs on will be broken. Whoever performs onstage next will do so constantly, meaning nobody else will EVER perform except them. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 Sometimes he will start running randomly in the El Dorado Dry Lake. [verified]

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