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We should have given you a better welcome on your first visit to Zion, but from what I hear, the White Legs beat us to it.Joshua Graham

Arrival at Zion is a main quest in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.

Quick walkthrough[]

Honest Hearts main quest: Arrival at Zion 
Follow Jed Masterson. 
Fight and kill the assaulting White Legs. 
Flee from the White Legs. 
Get to the Dead Horses camp with or without Follows-Chalk
Reward: Variable XP 
Leads to: Gone Fishin', Roadside Attraction, Tourist Trap, Chaos in Zion 

Detailed walkthrough[]

Shortly after the completion of Happy Trails Expedition and the Courier's initial arrival in Zion, a group of White Legs will ambush the caravan, killing everyone but the Courier. There is no way to save the caravan members, as their deaths are scripted, and they will die even if all but one ambusher is killed, this last ambusher is unkillable until the last member of the caravan dies.

After crossing the bridge towards the rest of Zion, the Courier will be attacked by a White Legs tribal from a distance, standing upon a large rock. This ambush will be thwarted by Follows-Chalk, a scout from the Dead Horses tribe who can join the Courier as a companion. It is possible to let him join immediately, or he can be sent away. If he joins the Courier, he will provide a scripted commentary on the way to the Dead Horses camp.

HH yao guai scripted

The yao guai, roaring triumphantly after killing a gecko.

If Follows-Chalk joins the Courier, he will point out a hollow log that contains random minor loot. Not far down the path towards Dead Horses camp, a non-hostile giant yao guai will make a brief appearance in a scripted event. Further along the path, Follows-Chalk will note a cliff. Climbing to the top is the first opportunity to make use of the Well-Stacked Cairns perk. When getting close to the Dead Horses camp, Follows-Chalk will warn about traps set in the river to keep marauding White Legs at bay. Furthermore, if the Courier wanders too far off course, he will comment and remind the player character that they are supposed to be heading towards his camp.

On arrival at the Dead Horses camp, the Courier is told to enter Angel cave and follow it until they find their leader, Joshua Graham. Engaging in conversation with Graham will complete the quest.

One can also opt to simply kill Follows-Chalk, which fails this quest and triggers Chaos in Zion. Triggering Chaos in Zion disallows participation in all other quests in the Honest Hearts add-on, and subsequently all of its quest-related trophies.

Quest stages[]

5 Follow Jed Masterson.
10 (Optional) Defeat the White Legs assault.
20 Move into Zion Valley.
30 Travel to the Dead Horses camp at Eastern Virgin.
40Quest finishedSpeak with Joshua Graham.


  • Follows-Chalk will kill the White Leg tribal lying in ambush across the bridge. Attempting to shoot the ambusher can lead to accidentally shooting Follows-Chalk instead, turning the Dead Horses tribe hostile, starting the Chaos in Zion quest and leading to the failure of the main quest line.
  • If the Wild Wasteland trait has been selected, a Dead Horse tribal called "Two-Bears-High-Fiving" will emerge from Angel cave, pump his fist in the air, and then quickly leave.
  • While talking to the Dead Horse Disciple of Canaan upon entering Angel Cave, an Intelligence check of 7 allows the Courier to demonstrate an understanding of the tribal dialect. The Sneering Imperialist perk works as well in this regard.
  • The duffle bags located near the ambush site are safe to store items in until the add-on is completed.


  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 If one interrupts the dialogue during the opening of this quest by going to the load menu, the dialogue can lock up before Stella can say her final lines to Jed, leaving one unable to move with the other caravan members just standing around, saying nothing. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 One of the White Legs might become invincible if the player character leaves the ambush without defeating them, thus making it impossible to complete the optional part of this quest. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 During the ambush, the White Legs may become invisible until the combat is over. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Some White Legs may be non-hostile and too far away from the cliff to kill them, making the optional part of the quest impossible to complete. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Jed Mastersons' body will not disappear after his death during the White Legs assault. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Follows-Chalk may briefly appear as an enemy when attacking the White Legs. This can lead to the player accidentally killing him thus breaking the main quest. [verified]


Main quests
Act 1Ain'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 2Wild 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 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome 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 questsED-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 questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · 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 · 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
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre · Return to the FountainCut content
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse