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After arriving in Appalachia, Dagger chose to remain independent of the raiders at the Crater for three reasons: first, she refused to be subordinate to someone else; two, they draw too much attention to themselves; and three, she does not want to deal with the Settlers at Foundation. According to her, she was not initially trying to start her own gang, but was tough and fearless enough that people just started to follow her. In fact, she claims, losing her raiders doesn't even worry her since more will come and join up. At some point, she found a group of raiders that had somehow acquired weapons that originally belonged to the Brotherhood of Steel. After "negotiations" failed, she took possession of the weapons.
When the villagers settled in the treehouses of the Retreat, Dagger sent some Blood Eagles to pretend to want to join the group in order to spy on them. Once the villagers became more established and had a decent stockpile of supplies, the spies returned to Dagger. The next day, Dagger showed up and demanded some of their supplies. Since then, Dagger has been demanding weekly collections from the villagers and has been increasing her demands steadily in the hope they die off and she can claim the Retreat for herself. According to her, she chose to extort them because they are weak and incapable of defending themselves yet have plenty of supplies and are led by a woman who is a "sickeningly sweet" "pacifist."
Interactions with the player character
|This character is involved in quests.||Disarming Discovery|
Disarming Discovery: Dagger has been both harassing villagers of the Retreat as well as hording stolen Brotherhood weapons. For these reasons, she must either be bribed, intimidated, or outright killed.
- Vault Dweller: "Why don't you live in Crater?"
Dagger: "I'm not one to want to follow someone else's orders. I'd rather be the queen of my own castle. They draw too much attention to themselves, anyway, and I don't need to be dealing with those pansy Settlers.
- Vault Dweller: "What made you want to start your own gang?"
Dagger: "I'm tough and not afraid to get shit done, so people just started following me and my orders. It wasn't my intention, it just happened naturally. I'm not too worried about replacing bodies, more raiders will come and want to join up. Hell, if you're ever looking to leave the Brotherhood of Steel, I'd consider letting you join my crew."
- Vault Dweller: "Weapons, what weapons? I'm here on behalf of the Retreat."
Dagger: "Aw shit, you mean you didn't know about the weapons? The crate they came in may have had a Brotherhood of Steel insignia on them, but they're ours now. Don't even think about walking into my place and making demands, either. I won't let you take these weapons from us."
Vault Dweller: "How did you even get these weapons?"
Dagger: "My gang and I came across a small group of Raiders and I couldn't help but notice these beauties sitting around. Let's just say negotiations didn't go over well, and now we're the owners. Who knows how that group got them from the Brotherhood...and who cares."
- Vault Dweller: "When did she start harassing you?"
Jennie Brown: "She sent some of her Blood Eagles to pretend like they wanted to be a part of our community around the time that we first got set up here. After we became established and got our own stockpile of supplies, those Blood Eagles disappeared and must've told here that we were now a worthy target. She showed up the next day with those sons of bitches, demanding a cut of our supplies. Now we're more careful about who we let in, so please forgive anyone who might be, ya know, standoffish."
- Vault Dweller: "Do you have any useful information about Dagger?"
Villager: "I went out hunting shortly after one of her weekly collections and tracked her Lieutenants to see where her hideout is."
- Dagger's journal
- Vault Dweller: "Why did you choose to extort them?"
Dagger: "Easy. They're weak, they can't properly defend themselves, and they've got plenty of supplies. Also, they kinda seem like a freaky cult right? It can't be just me."
- Vault Dweller: "What do you think about Jennie?"
Dagger: "From what a little Eagle told me, that woman is sickeningly sweet. I don't trust anyone that nice. If those villagers were smart, they'd watch out for that one."