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The Major let me send out some troops to gather supplies, but unfortunately they never returned. I'm guessing they ran into some trouble on the way. You can help by finding the troops and assisting them in bringing back any supplies they found.

Quartermaster Carl Mayes is a New California Republic officer stationed at Camp Forlorn Hope in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281. Usually, he can be found in his tent across from the storage shed.


Carl Mayes is the quartermaster at Camp Forlorn Hope in 2281, in charge of procurement and distribution of supplies. Short on personnel, as well as supplies, Mayes will take any and all help he can get He has been in the New California Republic Army for a long time and remarks that the situation at Camp Forlorn Hope is the worst he has ever seen. Despite this, Mayes is still loyal to the New California Republic and continues to look for ways to do his job, supplying his unit.

However, because he is unable to leave the camp personally, he needs someone to go out and bring back supplies. He had previously sent people to HELIOS One to see if they had any supplies they could spare, but they have not yet returned. Ever since the Legion took over Nelson, there has been an increased strain on Mayes, as well as the other servicemembers.

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. Bottle cap 2445
Sells: miscellaneous
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This character plays Caravan. They can bid one quarter of their current caps.



Apparel Weapon Other items On death
NCR trooper armor 9mm pistol Forlorn Hope storage key NCR dogtag


The Courier can play Caravan with Mayes. However, he will only play a maximum of five games.

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Carl Mayes appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.