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Your bravery surpasses that of any other, and I've come to admire your actions. Before death takes us, I would know you deeper. Come with me... My Hunter.Red Lucy

Bleed Me Dry is a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: Bleed Me Dry
Enter The Thorn and talk to Red Lucy.
Collect giant mantis eggs.
Collect radscorpion eggs.
Collect fire gecko eggs.
Collect night stalker eggs.
Collect cazador eggs.
Collect deathclaw eggs.
Return to Red Lucy
Reward: Dinner Bell
Hunting revolver
Hunting rifle
1650 XP
5200 caps (6400 with 90 Barter)
Opportunity to sleep with Red Lucy

Detailed walkthrough

Red Lucy is looking for a hunter to find new creatures for the Thorn. She will send the Courier on a series of quests to find eggs of different creatures.

Giant mantis

The first assignment is to acquire giant mantis eggs. Lucy marks Vault 22 on the map; if it's already been cleared, then the quest is easier to complete. The mantis eggs will only spawn after speaking to Red Lucy and initiating the quest. In order to get to the eggs on level three, the cave door keycard must be located in the common area. It is on a shelf in the first bedroom on the left after passing through the door labeled "Quarters" on the lower level, across the area from the door labeled "Utility." Also, 12 normal mantis eggs can be collected instead, which will turn into a pile of giant mantis eggs. After taking the eggs, they will need to be presented to Red Lucy back at The Thorn. She will reward the player character with 200 caps or 300 with a barter of 50. Asking her what to do next will unlock the next part of the quest.

An alternate route to get to the eggs without having to get the key card is: Repair the elevator and take it down to the pest control level. Upon exiting the elevator, take the first left and go up the stairs, then take the door to food production in the room at the top. Go forward at the tunnel intersection; there will be a few mantises at the end of this path, guarding the giant mantis eggs.


The next part is to collect radscorpion eggs near Goodsprings Cemetery. There will be at least 4-6 radscorpions there, many of the giant variety. Collect the eggs created for this quest. Looking down from the hill that houses Goodsprings Cemetery, the egg clutch is practically due east, and can be seen through a long range scope. Just like before, after collecting the eggs, they must be brought to Red Lucy for 300 reward caps and a hunting rifle with some ammunition. Another barter challenge (60 Barter to pass) can be used to instead receive 400 caps.

Fire gecko

Then, she will tell the Courier to go search the Ireteba Peaks for fire gecko eggs, specifically at the unmarked location, Bootjack Cavern. Fast travel to Clark Field (or run there from Novac), then go east-southeast up the hill. Once inside the cave, there are approximately 10-14 fire geckos. A pile of fire gecko eggs can also be located in the cave. After receiving the eggs, take them back to Red Lucy for 500 caps or 700 caps with a Barter check (70 to pass).

Night stalker

The next challenge will be night stalker eggs in Bloodborne cave. After entering the cave, make a left and drop down to the lower level. Ahead is a camp fire surrounded by skeletons. The pile of night stalker eggs can be found just beyond that. Inside the cave are many night stalkers, including the Legendary night stalker. However, with the Animal Friend perk, they will not attack. After leaving, return to Red Lucy. She gives a hunting revolver, some ammunition and 700 caps (1,000 caps if a Barter speech challenge of 80 is passed).

An alternate method is to obtain 12 night stalker eggs. After collecting the 12 eggs, the game will "convert" them into a "pile" of eggs like those found in the areas Red Lucy suggests to the player character.


Next on the list, go to Nevada Highway 157 leading east from Jacobstown and follow the dirt path when it splits off directly in front of Silver Peak Mine. When coming towards the radio antenna, turn right and follow the route straight ahead and find cazador eggs. Or, start directly from the Remnants bunker entrance and head straight southwest. There will be a lot of cazadores to deal with including adult and young. After taking the pile of cazador eggs, return to Red Lucy for more caps and for the final egg-collection task. She gives 1,000 caps or 1,500 with a barter of 90.

One can also reach the cazador location after fast traveling to Red Rock Canyon by ascending a narrow path west-southwest of the fast travel point. To ascend the narrow path go to the bit of water at the bottom of it, and then ascend the rise to the south. Pass the single home on the hill there, and then going up the slope take the second ledge on the right. Follow the ledge back around until it thins out to nothing at the west path, which can then be ascended from this high up, albeit with a little zigzagging initially to find which bit allows one up.


Now is the final test: deathclaws. There are two options on this challenge: either go to Quarry Junction or to Dead Wind Cavern.

  • At Quarry Junction, there will be: one young deathclaw, six deathclaws, one deathclaw alpha male and four deathclaw babies being lead by a deathclaw mother. The mother deathclaw and the deathclaw babies are at the egg site. If the deathclaws have been previously cleaned out, they will not respawn. Lucy will not recognize individual eggs previously gathered at this site. However, a "Pile of Deathclaw Eggs" will spawn once this portion of the quest begins, and the pile can be collected and returned to Lucy.
  • At Dead Wind Cavern, the player character will face many deathclaws in close quarters, with 2 young deathclaws at the cave entrance. Inside, there are at least 4 young and 7 adult deathclaws, as well as 1 deathclaw mother and the legendary deathclaw, the third most powerful enemy in the game. The unique grenade machine gun Mercy and Brotherhood T-45d power armor can also be found in the last chamber after the first one with the eggs.
    • If the deathclaws here have already been killed, they will not respawn as part of the quest, but may however have respawned due to passing time.
  • Once the eggs have been retrieved, return back to Red Lucy and collect the reward (2,500 caps, no Barter challenge) and the unique hunting shotgun Dinner Bell.


After finishing the quest, the Courier can sleep with Red Lucy. Sleeping with Red Lucy will grant them the Well Rested bonus and can be repeated by inquiring again about the eggs.

Hunt XP Reward Barter Reward Declining Reward
1. Pile of giant mantis eggs 100 200 caps 300 caps (Barter 50) n/a
2. Pile of radscorpion eggs 150 300 caps, hunting rifle and .308 rounds (9) 400 caps, hunting rifle and .308 rounds (9) (Barter 60) Hunting rifle and .308 rounds (9)
3. Pile of fire gecko eggs 200 500 caps 700 caps (Barter 70) n/a
4. Pile of night stalker eggs 300 700 caps, hunting revolver and .45-70 Gov't rounds (9) 1,000 caps, hunting revolver and .45-70 Gov't rounds (9) (Barter 80) Hunting revolver and .45-70 Gov't rounds (9)
5. Pile of cazador eggs 400 1,000 caps 1,500 caps (Barter 90) n/a
6. Pile of deathclaw eggs 500 2,500 caps and Dinner Bell n/a n/a
Total 1,650 5,200 caps 6,400 caps (Barter 90) n/a

Quest stages

10 Red Lucy needs Giant Mantis' eggs. It's faster to gather them at a breeding ground, like Vault 22.
20 Return to Red Lucy with the Giant Mantis Eggs.
30 Red Lucy wants Radscorpion eggs. She suggested searching for them in the mountains north of Goodsprings.
40 Return to Red Lucy with the Radscorpion Eggs.
50 Red Lucy wants Fire Gecko eggs. She suggested searching near the Ireteba Peaks.
60 Return to Red Lucy with the Fire Gecko Eggs.
70 The elite hunters for The Thorn are looking for Night Stalker eggs. Red Lucy suggested to look at a cave near Bittersprings.
80 Return to Red Lucy with the Night Stalker Eggs.
90 The elite hunters of The Thorn are now in search of cazador eggs. Red Lucy suggested to look for them near Red Rocks.
100 Return to Red Lucy with the cazador Eggs.
110 Red Lucy has given the most dangerous task a hunter could face. She wants Deathclaw Eggs for the Thorn.
120 Return to Red Lucy with the Deathclaw Eggs.
130Quest finishedYou are the greatest hunter that The Thorn has ever seen.
140Quest failedRed Lucy is dead. You can no longer help her.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 After starting the quest and asking Red Lucy to watch a fight between two creatures down in The Thorn, the creatures may not start to fight and will instead be standing in the arena facing each other doing nothing. Interacting with Lucy is impossible; she will only say "It's time for blood. Not talk. Find me after the fight."[verified]
    • To fix this, kill either creature while hidden from any spectators or use the console command kill while hidden on one of the creatures.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 When sleeping with Red Lucy there will be no sound at all.[verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 After completing the quest and having sex with Red Lucy, she may stay in her room and not come out, asking for intercourse in dialogue only.[verified]
    • To fix this one must either sleep in her bed or wait for 24 hours or so.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 After giving Red Lucy the mantis eggs, the quest will not continue. The quest is reset and you must do the first steps again.[verified]
    • One may be able to fix this on Xbox and PS3 by bartering a higher price/taking the caps instead of just giving them to her.
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 The mother deathclaw sometimes respawns even if the player character already cleared out the cave.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 In the night stalker cave, when getting the 12.7mm submachine gun, from the 'very hard' locked gate, tripping the grenade bouquets may cause the game to crash.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 The map marker for Quarry Junction may not appear until leaving the Thorn.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 After completing the quest Red Lucy may not give the player the unique weapon Dinner Bell even after having sex with her.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 After having sex with Red Lucy, her only dialogue may be "Lay down with me, my hunter.". The courier will not be able to talk to her, or fight in The Thorn, and sleeping in her bed without her will not fix this.[verified]
  • PCPC After completing the quest, Red Lucy will walk to her room but might not lie down in her bed and/ or change into sexy sleepwear. She'll end up walking out of her room and every time the player talks to her, she'll only say, "Lay down with me my hunter." [verified]
    • Can be fixed by sleeping in her bed for 24 hours.
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 If you tell Lucy you want to fight she says the usual "ready your arm and go to your cage" and the screen will go dark but when it returns you are still standing in front of her. If you try to speak to her she only says "the crowds are waiting for you..." and will no longer accept eggs for the quest.[verified]
    • To fix this, reload an earlier save.


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