Hold up, there are deathclaws all over the damn place north of here. I'd turn back if I were you.

Chomps Lewis is the foreman of Quarry Junction living in the mining town of Sloan in 2281.


Chomps Lewis is a quarry worker foreman paid by the NCR to mine limestone. They ship it by rail to a plant in Boulder City, where it is mixed to make cement, a building material used by the NCR for its projects in the Mojave. Being the foreman of Quarry Junction, he is in charge of the site and is responsible for ensuring productivity among the miners. In recent days it has been hard for Chomps to maintain regular shipments of limestone to Boulder City's mixing yard due to a recent Powder Ganger attack driving away the workers and subsequently allowing a pack of dangerous deathclaws to move into the quarry. They and the Powder Gangers are now holding up production of cement at the city and furthermore, traffic on the Long 15.

He has visited New Vegas, once, and doesn't recommend spending caps gambling on the Strip as it is an easy way for one to lose all their money. He often argues with NCR trooper Tyrone over debts owed by the soldier. It has escalated to point where Lewis had to threaten him to pay up in a note. His daughter Melissa is a courier for the Great Khans and although he disapproves of her lifestyle, he understands that only she has authority to make decisions impacting her life. No longer entitled to continue to keep tabs on her daughter's activities, the foreman is glad that she is making her own way in the world.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: Icon cross
Companion: Icon cross
Plays Caravan: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon cross
Repairman: Icon cross
Doctor: Icon cross
Rents bed/room: Icon cross
Starts quests: Icon check
Involved in quests: Icon check



Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Prospector outfit
Construction hat
Sledgehammer - Note to Tyrone


  • Due to his somewhat unprotected position and being surrounded by high-level enemies (including deathclaws), there is a high probability that he will be killed eventually.
  • As soon as you are about to enter Sloan from the south, Chomps will force a conversation warning you about the deathclaws in the quarry and how to get to New Vegas safer.
  • Chomps will greet you differently if you enter Sloan from the north.
  • You can fix the generator next to the barracks and Chomps will give you 2 $100 NCR money as well as some NCR fame.
  • If you help Snuffles and report back to Chomps he will tell you that she helps keep peoples spirits up and hands you 2 $100 NCR money as well as some NCR fame.
  • He may not be present at night.

Notable quotesEdit


Chomps Lewis appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Sometimes the player may find that Chomps has vanished from Sloan, despite the time of day or if the player fast travels to the town. If this is not due to a death (either by the player or a deathclaw), the player can find him again by doing the following... Standing in front of the mining office front door, turn so that your compass is between northwest and north. Walk forward (you are going past the pile of tires and to the left side of the Machine shop.) Chomps should be right in front of you/just behind the machine shop walking against a cliff wall. Due to the geography of this area, Chomps blends into the background and his radar icon seems to place him as the worker inside the machine shop meaning many players mistake his icon for the other non-player character. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Chomps Lewis may leave Sloan and head to Hidden Valley if bark scorpions appear in Sloan. He will remain there in the same spot, even after the player or himself kills the bark scorpions. [verified]
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