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Yes, and they have been for decades now. The hired hands know what they're signing up for - we don't hide anything with fancy talk.

Alice McLafferty is the current manager of the New Vegas branch of the Crimson Caravan in 2281. McLafferty is a strict woman who runs all her day-to-day activities with utmost efficiency and a degree of ruthlessness.


Prior to 2281, McLafferty was in charge of the Crimson Caravan's operations in the Hub, but as the New Vegas branch had been under-performing lately, she relocated to "clean it up."

Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

She saw the order to accompany Governor Joseph Dodge to Hoover Dam as an opportunity to expand her caravan empire, and puts on a great show of support for Dodge and his efforts, but secretly wants him to fail. If he does, she will seize the opportunity to take over Hoover and shape it into a town that would be the envy of the wasteland.

Part of her master plan is to work both sides of the BoS/NCR war. She is currently supplying weapons and ammunition to both the Brotherhood at Maxson's bunker and the NCR at Hoover Dam. It is her hope that the war of attrition will eventually take its toll on Dodge and he will step down. Once this happens, she plans to make a supply run to Maxson's Bunker, assassinate Devon Hill, blow up the entrance to Maxson's bunker, therefore trapping any survivors inside, and come back to Hoover Dam as the hero who ended the war. Lofty plans, to be sure, but she has full confidence in herself to pull it off. Corporate espionage seems to be her favorite pastime.[1]

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Interactions with the player characterEdit

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Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • Additionally, the Courier can eventually discover that Alice has been secretly working with the Van Graffs to ambush the other caravans and force them out of business. The Courier, at the behest of Sharon Cassidy, may then murder McLafferty, eventually resulting in serious trouble with the NCR's supply lines.
  • The Courier may instead give evidence of McLafferty's crimes to the NCR, allowing them to "tighten their grip" on trade throughout the Mojave Wasteland.
  • If the Courier steals the Gun Runners manufacturing schematics and finishes Heartache by the Number peacefully, then Alice and Gloria will get ambushed and killed by Gun Runners seeking revenge. This occurs even if the Courier wasn't caught stealing the schematics.
  • Murdering McLafferty or opening her office safe in front of Crimson Caravan employees will turn them hostile.
  • Killing McLafferty before completing You Can Depend on Me and Pressing Matters causes failure of those quests.



  • Alice sleeps in the guard barracks at night.
  • Despite having a reputation as a harsh, no-nonsense woman, she is polite and professional in her dealings with the Courier, allowing him/her to turn down certain jobs if they wish without complaint or rancor.


Alice McLafferty appears in Fallout: New Vegas. She was to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In Van Buren, she was called "Ailis". In Fallout: New Vegas, her name was changed to the more conventional "Alice".
  • Alice McLafferty's Van Buren concept image is based on actress Glenn Close.



Design Document
CharactersGovernor Joseph Dodge · Mjr. Jack Fleming · Guido Giordano · Enzo Giordano · Vinnie Giordano · Dorris · Ailis McLafferty · Ralph Peoples · Mitch Stiller · Candice Morris · Pierre LaPoubelle · Dr. Yuri Polivich · Pablo Riviera · Frieda Van Graff · Milko · Dusty Heart · Beatrice · Otto Steed · Dianne · Farmer Dave · Bob · Mary-Joe · Billy-Bob · Mallet McBride · Ginger Flowers · Nancy Haggard · Arcade Gannon · Mike Lawson · Hoover Dam commoner
LocationsThe Rim (Fancy PC pad) · Downtown (Frieda's Firearms · Dusty's Desires · Hock-it to Bob) · Baseline · Scum Pits · Sub-Level 1C
QuestsGet Meeting with Governor Dodge · Negotiate Peace between NCR and BOS · Get City Council attendance back to norm · Join up with the 3-Some Caravan Company  · Spy on Crimson Caravan for 3-Some Caravan · Join up with the Crimson Caravan Company as spy for 3-Some · Successfully frame 3-Some Caravan Co. for extortion and murder · Successfully extort money out of Ailis McLafferty using evidence · Expose Crimson Caravan to Governor Dodge  · Give filtration schematics to former BOS scribes · Get school attendance up to norm · Teach class on Wasteland survival · Clear out critters in Scum Pits for possible hydroponics lab · Get shipments from Denver for materials to build hydroponics lab · Discover Sub-level 1 · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Get Mary-Joe to stop turning tricks & get access to Scum Pits · Discover lost Hoover Dam war and Sub-level 1 history · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Help Beatrice in a bar fight · Do Bob's bounty hunter jobs · Recalibrate the two working power generators to be more efficient and increase power · Get liquor for Pablo
OrganizationsNew California Republic · Crimson Caravan · 3-Some Caravan · Followers of the Apocalypse
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