Assassinate Westin in NCR without making it look like a murder is a quest in Fallout 2 obtained from John Bishop in New Reno after completing Deliver Moore's briefcase to Mr. Bishop in New Reno.
Before making the decision to go through with the quest, make sure that all the quests Roger Westin might be involved in are completed.
Head to the Westin Ranch in NCR. To get in, the Chosen One must speak with the Sheriff of NCR and ask him for "honest work" opportunities. He will then point them towards the ranch. Alternatively, if the Chosen One's Intelligence is under 5, the guard will allow them in, saying Westin has a "soft spot for people like you." This can also be done with an Intelligence of up to 7 by taking Mentats and waiting for withdrawal to temporarily lower the Chosen One's Intelligence level by 3 points.
Roger Westin is a fairly old man; due to this, chems like Jet, Buffout, Psycho or a super stimpak can be used to trigger a heart attack and have him die without it seeming like a murder. The Chosen One can also use poison from Doc Jubilee's house.
A sneak kill will not live up to Bishop's expectations and, when speaking to him again, he will be hostile. Planting explosives on Westin, however, will result in it looking like an accident and not trigger Bishop's anger.
If the Chosen One talks to Westin beforehand and says "Bishop sent me," Westin will offer them double what the Chosen One says Bishop offered them if they kill Bishop instead. However, this does not count as an official quest and does not show up in the Pip-Boy. It does, however, count as a solution to the "Assassinate Westin" quest, and that quest is crossed off if the Chosen One accepts Westin's offer and kills Bishop as asked.
If the Chosen One speaks to John Bishop several times, they will be insulted and initiate combat.
- The player character can sneak to avoid this.
- If the raider mercenaries have been defeated, John Bishop will remain neutral, but will not give the Chosen One cash, as Bishop somehow knows they killed them.
If one manages to persuade Bishop to grant a bigger price (A high Barter skill or Intelligence 8), namely 750, the Chosen One will eventually receive 1,000 dollars. [verified]