Problem is, it turns out that giving convicts a bunch of dynamite and blasting powder isn't the best idea.

Trudy is the bartender of the Prospector Saloon and the mayor of the town of Goodsprings in 2281.


Trudy was born in 2252 to parents who were among a group of travelers. Trudy grew up among the travelers, and when she became an adult she, along with other new adults, were the only ones still in the group. She decided to settle in the spot where Goodsprings, NV used to stand. The other members of the group followed suit, and the town of Goodsprings was born again, with Trudy as the mayor.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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



Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Caravaneer outfit Single shotgun* - -

* Single shotgun equipped during and after Run Goodsprings Run or Ghost Town Gunfight


Once the Courier achieves at least Accepted status in Goodsprings, Trudy will offer a "special discount" which is truly unique: she will both buy and sell at precisely the listed value of the item regardless of the Courier's Barter ability, and will accept stolen objects even from her own saloon.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "That whole area's overrun with the kind of critters that just get mad if you shoot 'em. Merchants avoid that whole stretch of I-15 like it's radioactive. Which it could be for all I know."
  • "I'm pretty sure the NCR wants to hold onto the Dam because it's one of the few places around that can make electricity. The Legion are a bunch of savages, though. No idea why they'd want the Dam. Probably plan on destroying it or something."
  • "Problem is, it turns out that giving convicts a bunch of dynamite and blasting powder isn't the best idea."


Trudy appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • At some point during development she was likely named Ruby, as some of her dialogue strings are named VFreeformGoodspringsGoodspringsRubyTopic.
50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.


  • xbox360Icon xbox360 If Trudy is not spoken to before finishing "They Went That-a-Way", she will not display the proper dialogue option to initiate the unmarked quest, Trudy's Radio Repair.[verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 Trudy can sometimes wander off from Goodsprings and walk to Hidden Valley. The reason for this may be killing Sunny or Ringo while still maintaining a higher than neutral reputation with Goodsprings.[verified]