man nearly kills you, so you track him across the breadth of the Mojave?
” — Caesar
They Went That-a-Way is a main quest in . It is also an Fallout: New Vegas Achievement on the Xbox 360 and PC; and a Silver Trophy on the PlayStation 3.
Quick walkthrough Edit
Main Quest: They Went That-a-Way
(Optional) Talk to Victor about your rescue.
Inquire about your delivery assignment with the administrator of the Mojave Express in Primm.
Find Primm's lawman to get information on where your attackers went.
Head to Novac through Nipton. Ask around Novac about your attackers.
Find out from Manny Vargas where the Great Khans were headed, by either doing the quest Come Fly With Me, convincing him using the Confirmed Bachelor perk, or by accessing the terminal in his home.
Intercept the Great Khans at Boulder City.
Reward: 1000 XP They Went That-a-Way! Achievement/Trophy
Leads to: Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Detailed walkthrough Edit
There are three ways to obtain
Deputy Beagle's journal. After you obtain and read the journal you will advance to the next stage of the quest: heading to Novac through Nipton.
Free Deputy Beagle. After this, if you have a Speech skill of at least 25, you can convince him to help you clear out the rest of the hotel. If you speak to him before you exit the hotel and offer to give him a gun you will open up his inventory. There you can take his journal. Note that this is the only way to obtain the journal without accruing negative Karma.
Kill Deputy Beagle and loot the journal off his corpse.
Pickpocket the journal from Deputy Beagle. Doing this after you free him will cause Negative Karma, before it will not.
It's also possible to obtain the next location by threatening the deputy with a Speech skill of at least 40.
Head to Nipton (down the road south, then east).
You'll find only two people, the rest have been either killed, or tortured and crucified by Caesar's Legion.
Go into the store on the left to find the second survivor, Boxcars, who tells you that they took a few hostages, and that you need to go to Novac. Speaking to him about this opens up the quest Booted. You can also gain Karma by giving Boxcars Med-X.
Lastly, Vulpes Inculta addresses you if you approach the town hall. He will tell you to spread word of what they have done, giving you the mission Cold, Cold Heart.
(Note: Caesar's Legion Fame can be gained when speaking to Vulpes Inculta about the events that happened at Nipton. Proceed through the dialogue asking what happened until given the dialogue to agree with the method that Vulpes used. Upon agreeing the Caesar's Legion fame will be achieved.)
On the way to Novac you will get ambushed by several Viper gunslingers if you travel by the road up the hill. There are 4 or 5 with 2 above you on rocks, and at least one grenade rifle.
At Novac, ask around and find Manny Vargas (located in the Dinky the T-Rex during the daytime).
Go through the Dino Bite gift shop and talk to Manny:
He will make you clear out a building to the west, the REPCONN test site, before he tells you anything, beginning Come Fly With Me. However if you want to skip REPCONN, just go to Manny Vargas's motel room and check out the terminal in there, it has a file called " Message: Khan hospitality" which tells you that they are headed to Boulder City. You can go directly to Boulder City and talk to Jessup or use the Confirmed Bachelor perk to skip this step.
You can use the terminal in his hotel room to read his journal logs to trigger the continuation of the quest, which bypasses Come Fly With Me.
You can kill him and loot the necessary quest item.
You can just steal holotape from his pocket. Either looting or stealing the tape also bypasses Come Fly With Me.
(Confirmed Bachelor) Tell him you can see he's been neglected, and he decides that you're a nice guy. He tells you where the Khans are heading.
You can also speak to Manny Vargas about his co-worker, Boone. Speaking to Boone can open up the quest One for My Baby, making him available as a companion.
Alternatively, instead of completing Come Fly With Me you may kill Jason Bright and his followers at the test site. Returning to Manny Vargas will then allow you to get the needed information.
Boulder City Edit
Manny will then tell you that they went to Boulder City.
Go there and begin the quest Boulder City Showdown. About halfway through, when you talk to Jessup, you will complete the quest.
If you can end the showdown peacefully you gain good reputation with the Great Khans and Jessup will give you a quest item, Benny's engraved cigarette lighter.
Quest stages Edit
Stage Status Description 10 Find the men who tried to kill you. 25 [Optional] Talk to Victor about your rescue 30 Inquire about your delivery assignment with the administrator of the Mojave Express in Primm. 34 Find Primm's lawman to get information on where your attackers went. 40 Head to Novac through Nipton. Ask around Novac about your attackers. 45 Find out from Manny Vargas where the Khans were headed. 50 Quest finished Intercept the Great Khans at Boulder City.
You can complete this quest at any time by simply going inside the Tops Casino and finding Benny there.
The holotape on Manny/his diary entry is from someone called McMurphy, and the building you find Jessup has the corpse of McMurphy at the back of the room, it's an easy way to get a Great Khan disguise.
If you are vilified with the Legion, Vulpes will attack you on sight and you will not be able to receive the quest "Cold, Cold Heart."
If this quest is completed before speaking with Trudy from Goodsprings, it prevents her from displaying a dialogue option which initiates the unmarked quest Trudy's Radio Repair.
Behind the scenes Edit
The name of this quest is a frequently used and parodied Western B-movie line, much like, "Let's head 'em off at the pass!"
When you first talk to Jessup, one of the possible responses to his surprise at your survival is "I got better..." This is a reference to .
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Act 1 Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Act 2 Wild Card ( Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins ( I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/ Arizona Killer Act 3 No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Other Come Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune Companion quests ED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby Unmarked quests A Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner ( Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer ( I, II) · Brotherhood Bond ( I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone ( I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados ( I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman