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Howdy. My name's Athabaska Dick. Mostly people just call me Dick. 'Course, there's some what calls me Athabaska. Mostly they just call me Dick, though.

"Athabaska" Dick is a rather mysterious individual who can be found in Redding, not far from the local casino. Speaking to him does give the feeling that there is more to him than what shows.

BackgroundEdit

Athabaska has the appearance of a miner who knows his way around a pit, complete with a large beard and general scruffiness.[1] His drawl just completes the image of a typical rugged cowboy (one addicted to Jet, that is[2]). Most people just call him Dick, although there are some that call him Athabaska.[3] He works occasionally for the Morningstar Mine,[4] though his real value lies in the information he can provide. He is an excellent source on the history of Redding, including the Great wanamingo mine, shut down after wanamingos attacked it and the slave miners simply blew up the entrances to trap the monsters inside.[5]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Neutral
This character has no special interactions.

Other interactionsEdit

  • Athabaska offers the first hint at the Find the excavator chip quest by explaining to the Chosen One about the last working excavator chip in the Great wanamingo mine excavator that either Kokoweef mine or Morningstar Mine would do anything to have.[5]
  • When asking about wanamingos, Athabaska will talk the player character's ear off until they fall asleep. If they continue listening, they will learn at the very end about how the slave miners escaped the great wanamingo mine. Listening to his story multiple times gives a different middle part of the story for a total of three parts.[6][7][8]

Effects of player's actionsEdit

If the player character completed Deliver jet antidote to Painless Doc Johnson, Athabaska Dick will comment on how the thought of jet makes him sick and that he thought he was going to die last time he used jet.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items
Metal armor Assault rifle Stimpak x1
$ x42
5mm AP x26

NotesEdit

Athabasca Lake is a lake in Canada. Athabaska Dick shares a similar naming convention with Marge LeBarge who also gets part of her name from LeBarge Lake in Canada as that is where she's from. It is unknown if Athabaska is also of Canadian descent like Marge LeBarge as the Chosen One always refuses to hear about how he got his nickname.

AppearancesEdit

Athabaska Dick appears only in Fallout 2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Athabaska Dick's character description: "{100}{}{You see a scruffy-looking man with a large beard.}"
    "{101}{}{You see Athabaska Dick.}"
    "{102}{}{This man looks like a miner who would know his way around a pit.}"
    (RCDICK.MSG)
  2. The Chosen One: "{127}{}{Jet? What's Jet?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{208}{}{Jet is jist a little somethin' from New Reno. I jist take enough to smooth out the rough edges.}"
    (RCDICK.MSG)
  3. Athabaska Dick: "{129}{}{Howdy. My name's Athabaska Dick. Mostly people just call me Dick. 'Course, there's some what calls me Athabaska. Mostly they just call me Dick, though.}"
    The Chosen One: "{140}{}{What's At-the-basket mean?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{150}{}{Atha-baska, Athabaska. That's not so dang hard to say, is it? Criminy. That's just my nickname. Do you really want to know how I got my nickname?}"
    The Chosen One: "{151}{}{Uh, not really. Let me ask you something else.}"
    (RCDICK.MSG)
  4. The Chosen One: "{137}{}{Dick, what do you do here?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{143}{}{I work a spell now and then here at the Morningstar. They can always used experienced help.}"
    (RCDICK.MSG)
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Chosen One: "{139}{}{Hear any interesting rumors?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{146}{}{Well, not much lately except about them goll-dang Wanamingos.}"
    The Chosen One: "{147}{}{Want-a-mongols? What the heck is that?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{158}{}{You're tellin' me you ain't never heard of the Wanamingos?}"
    The Chosen One: "{160}{}{Nope, never heard of anything like that. Tell me about them.}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{165}{}{Well, some say they were here before the A-bombs, H-bombs, and all-what-else hit. Others say they were jean-eti-cally injuneered as weapons. An' then there's some what says that they're from a whole differ'nt planet. }"
    The Chosen One: "{166}{}{What are *they*? Who cares where they came from, just tell me what *they* are.}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{168}{}{Well, I don't rightly know what they are 'zactly. But I kin tell you this: they shut down the Wanamingo Mine just west of town a few years back.}"
    The Chosen One: "{169}{}{The Wanamingo mine?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{171}{}{Yup. And the Great Wanamingo was the richest strike in these here parts, too. But now, nobody'll go near it. Heck, you could even buy it from Ascorti if you wanted to. But nobody will.}"
    The Chosen One: "{173}{}{I could buy it? Is it worth anything?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{176}{}{Well, not right now it ain't. Haven't you heard anything I've said? It's filled with them damn Wanamingos. But if'n someone was to clean the place out - well that'd be a brahmin of a differ'nt color. Heck, you wouldn't even have to kill all of 'em.}"
    The Chosen One: "{177}{}{What do you mean?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{179}{}{Well, there's some stuff in there that the owners of the Morningstar and the Kokoweef mines here in town would sure pay a pretty penny for.}"
    The Chosen One: "{180}{}{What kind of stuff?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{182}{}{Well, ya see, mines used to be dug out by big machines. Heck, those machines are built to last. Both mines got big diggers. But - an' here's the money question - the dang little control chips weren't made so tough. Neither mine's got a chip that works. Heh-hee.}"
    The Chosen One: "{183}{}{I'm not sure I understand what you're getting at here.}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{185}{}{Well, what I'm saying is that either mine owner would pay for one of these digger-control-chips. Heck, if they had a workin' machine and the other mine doesn't, they'd shut the other mine down - or buy 'em out - in no time.}"
    The Chosen One: "{186}{}{Too bad nobody knows where to get one of those chips, then.}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{188}{}{Squee-gee out your dang ears! I told you where to look for the damn chip. Ain't you been listening to a word I said? The Wanamingo mine had machines, and they were workin' 'til the time the mine got shut down. Prolly still chips down there. Jist waitin' fer someone to come along an' take 'em.}"
    (RCDICK.MSG)
  6. The Chosen One: "{190}{}{Tell me about those Want-to-mangles, then.}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{192}{}{Well you see - here's the god's honest truth - I know someone who saw one up close-like, it was…(time passes)…With huge fangs that it uses to…(more time passes)…}"
    The Chosen One: "{195}{}{Huh, wha? (your head snaps up; you must have been dozing).}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{197}{}{…So, now you know. The slaves that used to work the mine blew up the dynamite stores and escaped, rather than face those Wanamingos. Shut down the mine right after and nobody went back.}"
    (RCDICK.MSG)
  7. The Chosen One: "{190}{}{Tell me about those Want-to-mangles, then.}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{193}{}{I had a friend once that I was workin' a claim with and one day…(time passes)…big as a brahmin and it smelled worse…(more time passes)…}"
    The Chosen One: "{195}{}{Huh, wha? (your head snaps up; you must have been dozing).}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{197}{}{…So, now you know. The slaves that used to work the mine blew up the dynamite stores and escaped, rather than face those Wanamingos. Shut down the mine right after and nobody went back.}"
    (RCDICK.MSG)
  8. The Chosen One: "{190}{}{Tell me about those Want-to-mangles, then.}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{194}{}{You're jist gonna fall asleep anyhow, but here goes nuthin.' It was late at night, see, and so…(time passes)…tracks like a cross 'tween a Radscorpion and a Gecko…(more time passes)… See, I told you you'd fall asleep.}"
    The Chosen One: "{195}{}{Huh, wha? (your head snaps up; you must have been dozing).}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{197}{}{…So, now you know. The slaves that used to work the mine blew up the dynamite stores and escaped, rather than face those Wanamingos. Shut down the mine right after and nobody went back.}"
    (RCDICK.MSG)
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