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Related quests reworked for this fiction.
* Wasteland Survival Guide.
When investigating Rivet City's origins as part of the Wasteland Survival Guide (quest), Lady Asteria will claim The Pandorioum has always been where it is in the Rivet City Market but she can not or will not offer any details beyond that. Instead she suggests the player should speak to "That charming Vera Weatherly at the Weatherly Hotel" but in an odd twist, Vera, arguably Rivet City's biggest gossip, will voice an honest surprise that there could be a new shop in the market with out her knowledge of it and also claims to have never even heard of this mysterious Lady Asteria who apparently knows more about her Than Vera can explain.
* A Nice Day for a Right Wedding.
If you have already begun discussion with Rivet City residences regrading Angela being in love with Diego, Lady Asteria will claim miraculous knowledge of it. Even offering a ready made solution and a word of warning. Lady Asteria will offer Love potion #9. A tiny bit added to a nuka cola or other beverage that is shared by the would be lovers could forge a lasting bond. Provided they honestly harbor some small seed of affection to begin with. Other wise after 72 hours, love would turn to murderous hate.
* Council Seat.
If Bannon has already spoken to the player about defaming Seagrave Holmes then Lady Asteria will press her nose to the silk curtains that separate her from the player, pushing in close as if sniffing for some thing suspected but unseen. She will then pull back quickly, covering her mouth in mock disgusted drama and exclaim what sounds like a muffled curse from a language that is unfamiliar to the player, perhaps a slur in the old world Slavic tongue. The player may then force the dialog with an easy level 20 speech check. With a successful speech check Lady Asteria will again make cryptic reference to unknowable events. She will say " The fancy man who serves only him self would feed corruption to damage reputation in favor of his own." She would then offer Lady Asteria's Elixir of Inhibition, for a hefty price. The bottle looks like purified water. If it could be placed in Bannon's living quarters with out being noticed, with in 24 hours Bannon would be found prancing about in the Market, stripped down to his underwear and a prewar bonnet, taunting all to bow down and pay him homage as ruler of the food court, God of the bilge water sucking unwashed masses. The one who wears the marvelous robes of wisest and most perfect rulership !
(Clearly a reference to the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale: The Emperor's New Clothes.)
This will lead to Bannon being soundly beaten down by Rivet City security and locked away for 3 game days. While he will survive the shame of it all his reputation and any hope to maintain a seat on the city council will be lost.
Original Quest Foreign relations
"Quote" I was just going to put out the trash, and there it was.. The Pandorioum, sprung up over night." ~ Garry
"Quote" I'm not sure what goes on in there, but most folks who come out always seem hungry. So they're OK by me." ~ Garry
"Quote" I hear their goods are ridiculously over priced." ~ Cindy Cantelli
This quest may be started though dialog with any of the named non player characters at Rivet City and might end at Madame Panada's House of Wares.
"Seek out all that can be known of the Mysterious Lady Asteria and the Pandorioum."
Speak to all the named non player characters at Rivet City. Exhaust all dialog options relating to The Pandorioum and then return to Lady Asteria who's dialog might at last slip some connection to Point Lookout.
Madame Panada of Point Lookout can never start this quest but if you have already spoken to Lady Asteria and then ask Madame Panada about The Pandorioum or Lady Asteria, Madame Panada will will claim to have known that is why you came and simply say in a tone than rings of booth sarcasm and controlled disdain. "Quote" It is not for Madame Panada to speak of the Queen."
This quest might leave the player with more questions than answers but each NPC of note who can offer a clue or comment earns the player 25 experience points and a bonus of 100 more, just for the effort of seeking out all that can be known of the Pandorioum's mysterious back ground to end the quest.
Original Quest Indecent Proposals
Lady Asteria will ask the Lone Wanderer to scout some new talent for The Pandorioum.
If the player escorts Cherry from Dukov's Place to Rivet City she could be recruited for The Pandemonium with a speech check of 35. Cherry will soon feel right at home and once Pixie Stardust get's her Gypsy caravan up and running the trade rout Cherry would join here as a traveling courtesan.
If the player were to eliminate Sister Mei Wong could be recuted recruited with a speech check of 40 by assuring her the Lady Aseria would treat her well and she would never again have to worry about slavers.
During the quest Trouble on the Home front [Butch] could be recruited for The Pandemonium with a speech check of 50. This however would forever eliminate him from serving as a companion to the player.
For each character the player recruits they will earn 100 experience points and 150 bottle caps as a finders fee.
SaintPain→ That was broke afore I got here." 22:03, February 23, 2013 (UTC)