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Does that mean you'll help me? Thank you! Jonny was last seen playing cowboys and Indians with his dog Laddie out front. The two of them are inseparable; in fact, that's how we knew something was wrong. One day, Laddie came back without Jonny. We've been searching ever since. Take Laddie with you; maybe the two of you will be able to find Jonny.

Balthas is an inhabitant of Modoc around 2241. He serves as the town tanner.


A large man typically seen wearing a craftsman's apron[1] and smelling of leather, Balthas is easily recognizable as Modoc's tanner. Where Grisham's slaughterhouse produces meat, Balthas takes care of the remainder of the brahmin, producing high quality leather goods for sale, constantly experiment with different curing processes to increase their resilience.

He is also a family man and loves his son, Jonny, a great deal. His recent disappearance causes him no end of pain, particularly when his prayers go unanswered.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character is a merchant. Sells: leather armor and leather jacket



Apparel Weapon Other items
Leather armor Sledgehammer


Balthas' name is often misspelled as "Baltha" or "Balthus" in dialogue and in-game files.


Balthas appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. McBaltha.msg, line 100
CharactersJo · Grisham · Balthas · Biff · "Chicken" · Cornelius · Farrel · Rose · Jonny · Davin · Miria · Laddie · Balthas' wife  · Modoc citizen · Modoc trader · Vegeir · Slag guard · Slag citizen (the Ghost Farm Slags) · Stable boy
LocationsModoc Main Street · Modoc brahmin pastures · Rose's Bed and Breakfast · Farrel's garden · Modoc caves · Slaughterhouse pen · Ghost Farm
QuestsSomething strange is happening at the farm northeast of Modoc. Investigate and report back to Jo · Cornelius has lost his gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to him · Farrel wants you to find Cornelius's gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to Farrel · Jonny is missing. Find him and bring him home to Balthas · Jonny's in the Slag caves. Find a way to get Jonny back home to Balthas · Farrel has a rodent problem in his garden. Remove the infestation · Deliver Slag message to Jo in Modoc · Jo is suspicious of the Slags. Find out about the dead bodies at the Ghost Farm and find out what happened to Karl · Go to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home · Kill the "chicken" · Help Bess the Brahmin