|The following is based on information from Van Buren design documents and is not canon.|
The player has exactly one day to journey to the northern ravines to tame a wild dog using his Outdoorsman skill. If he succeeds, he will be given a Hangdog warrior name and be called that by all Hangdogs. Alternately, he can attempt the much more difficult task of retrieving a puppy from the feral pack's lair. The puppy will be turned over to Teacher, and an adult dog will be given to the PC in exchange.
Character type completion breakdown
- Science Boy - May be able to concoct some type of drug to make a wild dog easier to tame if his Outdoorsman skill is low. The hardware and housewares department in the nearby department store might have the necessary ingredients and components.
- DiploBoy - May be able to talk Teacher into giving up some of his secret training techniques so the PC can use them on a wild dog. (Set a global which is checked when the PC uses Outdoorsman on a dog) Increase Outdoorsman through dialogue.
- Stealth Boy - Sneak into the feral pack's lair and swipe a puppy. There are some minor rockfalls ("traps," but not really traps) in the area that can trigger and cause some noise, alerting the dogs, and Stealth Boy will be better at avoiding those things.
- Combat Boy - Doesn't get to do anything special, but he does have an easier time dealing with any hostile people and creatures he encounters at the ravine. He could also go into the feral pack's lair with guns blazing and take a puppy by force.