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Though you aren't of the Legion, you've aided us more than once. We acquire many items on our raids, some useless to us, some forbidden.Disguised frumentarius

Caesar's Favor[1] is a repeatable side quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: Caesar's Favor
Receive notification from a disguised frumentarius.
Travel to cache location near Cottonwood Cove.
Open any of the metal boxes.
Reward: Legion Denarius
Random loot

Detailed walkthrough

  • If the player character has gained a positive reputation with Caesar's Legion, they will subsequently be approached by a disguised frumentarius. He will state that Caesar has noted their loyalty and has allowed them to use a Legion supply cache which is periodically replenished by Legion members. He then departs.
  • The Courier is given a quest marker which leads to the cache, located on a rock ledge almost due southwest of the sniper's nest overlooking Cottonwood Cove. The quest is completed once one has opened any one of the metal boxes located on the ledge.
    • This is a recurring quest and will re-appear approximately every three days in the form of a new quest marker guiding the player to the cache. This will continue as long as the Courier's reputation with Caesar's Legion is primarily positive.
    • If the player character later acquires negative reputation with the Legion, the quest marker will no longer appear. However, the Legion will continue to restock the cache boxes. With the location now known, one can still take items regularly even without Caesar's permission, without Karma loss.

Cache contents

A maximum of ten boxes can appear on the ledge, split into two groups:

  • Five boxes are located on the west side of the ledge. These boxes are labeled "Legion Dropbox" and contain Legion Denarii totaling 235 in count between the five boxes. All five boxes will always be present.
  • Up to five additional boxes, labeled "Legion Supply Cache", may be located on the east side of the ledge overlooking Cottonwood Cove. 3 of these boxes can be found after gaining the quest. Another box will appear after gaining "Liked" reputation and another after gaining "Idolized". The contents of the boxes starting from left to right are as follows.

1st box: A small amount of random ammunition and a single aid item, this aid item can be any of the following Doctor's bag, Stimpak, Rad-X or RadAway.

2nd box: Several Doctor's bag's (on rare occasions over 60) and a moderate amount of ammunition (between 10 and 30).

3rd box: Usually this box contains up to 6 of the following armors metal armor, metal helmet, Recon armor, recon helmet, Leather armor and radiation suits. However, sometimes the box will only contain some ammo (usually 2 or 3 missiles and a few Electron charge packs.)

4th box (the one in closest to the tree): between 5-100 of almost all standard ammunition in the base game with the exception of mini nukes, 40mm grenades, 25mm grenade, 12.7mm rounds, .50 MG, BBs, camera film and alien power cells. The box will also usually spawn an aid item and 1 or 2 Stealth Boys, but this is not always the case. This box will only appear once one has a "Liked" reputation with the legion.

5th box: This box will spawn moderate numbers of almost all of the standard ammunition in the base game (excluding the same ones as above), however, in the case of .44 Magnum, 5.56mm, Electron Charge Packs, small energy cells, flamer fuel, microfusion cells, over 100 will spawn (with the expection of missiles - between 30-70 of them will appear), an extremely large number of Energy cells, Over Charge and Flamer fuel will appear (sometimes over 2000 of each). This box will also spawn either a standard or advanced radiation suit, a single aid item (usually purified water), and a number of Stealth Boys - sometimes over 70 Stealth Boys can found. This box will only appear once one has an "Idolized" reputation with the Legion.

Quest stages

10Quest finishedFind the Legion Dropbox.


  • As indicated by the disguised frumentarius, any items left inside the cache boxes will be removed once the quest re-appears. However, items taken from the boxes and left on the ground nearby will remain indefinitely.
  • Additional "Legion Supply Cache" boxes will appear if the player's reputation with Caesar's Legion improves between each instance of this quest. Boxes will not disappear unless the player's reputation is not sufficient for another instance of the quest.


  • PCPC This quest cannot be obtained if the player has previously received the Caesar's Hire quest. Additionally, Caesar's Hire will not recur while the player has a positive reputation, despite this quest not being obtainable. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 It is possible to permanently disable this quest if the player fast-travels away from the disguised frumentarius as he is approaching, or if he is killed. [verified]
    • PCPC A possible fix for this bug may be to use the console command player.placeleveledactoratme 0015d42f. This will clone the frumentarius and place him where you are, allowing you to talk to him.
    • PCPC Other possible fix for this bug may be to use the console commands prid 164ed0, disable, enable, resurrect, moveto player and player.moveto 164ed0, in that order. This will revive the frumentarius and place him where you are, allowing you to talk to him.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 After two uses of the drop boxes the quest may stop resetting due to an unknown cause. Waiting more than three days and maintaining a Liked or better reputation with the Legion will not reset the quest. Possible fix is completing Why Can't We Be Friends? and/or fast travelling to another location and waiting three days. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 After the first appearance of the disguised frumentarius and first quest, it is possible that quest trigger conditions can be met yet the frumentarius may not appear and the quest not begin after three days, but the supply boxes will still be refilled on schedule. [verified]

See also


Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse