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Lewis the recluse

What am I up to you may ask? Hmm, I ask myself that alot. What am I doing with my life? To be honest...I don't know— Lewis the recluse

Lewis is a recluse and a ghoul that lives in the very farthest corner of the ghoul town of Gecko. He is an ex guard from the nearby (somewhat) Elko Military Compound. As the Great War began, Lewis was on patrol outside the compound. At this time, Watson obtained control of the base and sealed it, leaving Lewis to be ghoulified by the radiation of the atomic blasts. Lewis wondered the wasteland for some time, before finally settling in Gecko in the year 2240. He rarely talks to the locals of Gecko, deciding it better to seal himself off from those who could remind himself of his past, yet only talks to "smoothskins".

Interactions with the player character

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Help Lewis the recluse get closure
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Help Lewis the recluse get closure

Through dialogue with Lewis the player can ask about what Lewis did before the war, in which Lewis will respond with he was a guard for a military base in the area. If the player has already been to the Sierra Army Depot they can ask if it was said base, in which Lewis will reply with a two word answer. I wish. Lewis then then go on to tell the player about The Elko Military Compound. He will then tell you about an old love of his from the base named Abby. To this day, he is not sure what happened to Abby. He then asks a favour of the Chosen One. If he could go to Elko, find out what happened to Abby, and return with his answers. Upon traveling to Elko the player, can find Abby's skeleton in-front of the main doors to the base. Taking Abby's silver and diamond necklace as proof, the player then returns to Lewis and presents the necklace to Lewis. Lewis finally receiving closure thanks the player, and rewards the them with his old Elko Military Compound guard outfit.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
ghoul outfit 10mm pistol - Elko Military Compound patrol log

Notable Quotes

  • Things were different before the war, probably just as hard, but in a different light.
  • My only regret is I wasn't able to say I love you one last time to Abby before the bombs fell...
  • What do I have to say about radiation? It's a bitch. That's all.


  • Even though his name refers to him as a recluse, he takes no displeasure when the Chosen One just walks into his home
  • If the player decides to kill Lewis, on his corpse you will find the Elko Military Compound patrol log which details Lewis' final patrol before the bombs fell
  • Lewis carries a 10mm pistol yet will not use it in combat
  • There is no other way to receive the outfit other then completion of the quest


Lewis the recluse would only appear in Fallout 2.