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Hell, I don't even need to travel with guards most of the time in Legion territory. All the bandits are dead or run off.

Dale Barton is a roving trader and a supplier for Caesar's Legion, found at the Fort in 2281.

Background

Barton is an independent caravan merchant and a supplier for Caesar's Legion, originally from Arizona.[1] He prefers to trade in regions under the control of the Legion, sharing that it is safer and more profitable than to travel into NCR territory.[2] This is due to Caesar not taxing traders in his territory and the Legion's effectiveness in keeping the trade routes secure.[3]

He says he has never had the pleasure of meeting Caesar.[4] When asked about Legate Lanius, he mentions Lanius killing one of his brahmin just because it got in his way but says he had enough sense to keep quiet about it.[4][5] Barton is the one who salvaged the Legion's howitzer from Yuma, Arizona.[6] He has a large selection of items, regularly updates his wares, and is willing to play Caravan or repair items for the Courier.[7]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is a merchant. Bottle cap 600-4,800
Sells:
Caravan cards
Consumables
Weapon Mods
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This character can repair items. Repair cap: 58
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This character plays Caravan. They can bid one quarter of their current caps.

Effects of player's actions

  • He will neither trade nor engage in dialogue with the Courier if they have a poor reputation with the Legion.
  • If Caesar has been killed, he will mention that he is not sure he will be welcome around the Fort once Lanius is in charge.[8]

Inventory

Notes

  • If the Courier is hostile with the Legion, Dale will remain neutral.
  • Once Dale reaches 41,000 in caps, he will not dip below it while playing Caravan. This can be exploited to earn caps and get the Know When to Fold Them and Caravan Master achievements/trophies.
  • If the Courier is on bad terms with the Legion, instead of talking, he will say quotes from typical wanderers, even pro-NCR quotes such as "There's been reports of Legion raiding parties," or mentioning Motor-Runner was put down.

Notable quotes

  • "Between having to hire protection and getting slapped with taxes, it's more profitable to stick to Arizona and New Mexico. But, I do cross the river from time to time when an opportunity comes along."
  • "Hell, I don't even need to travel with guards most of the time in Legion territory. All the bandits are dead or run off."
  • "Here I was thinking you'd be a challenge, want a rematch?"

Appearances

Dale Barton appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs

PCIcon pc.png Playstation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Buying three or more caravan cards from Dale will cause the game to freeze. It may require a restart or may unfreeze after a few minutes. [verified]

References

  1. Courier: "Are you part of the Legion?"
    Dale: "No, sir/ma'am. I'm an independent trader from Arizona."
    (Dale Barton's dialogue)
  2. Courier: "Do you ever trade with the NCR?"
    Dale: "Between having to hire protection and getting slapped with taxes, it's more profitable to stick to Arizona and New Mexico. But, I do cross the river from time to time when an opportunity comes along."
    (Dale Barton's dialogue)
  3. Courier: "Is it dangerous to trade with the Legion?"
    Dale: "Not at all - they're my best customers. As long as you don't try to sell 'em chems or alcohol, they treat you fair. Hell, I don't even need to travel with guards most of the time in Legion territory. All the bandits are dead or run off."
    (Dale Barton's dialogue)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Courier: "Have you ever met Caesar?"
    Dale: "I haven't had the pleasure. I have crossed paths with Legate Lanius, his second-in-command, however. It was... unpleasant."
    (Dale Barton's dialogue)
  5. Courier: "Tell me about the Legate."
    Dale: "He killed one of my pack Brahmin simply because it was in his way. I knew better than to complain about it, though."
    (Dale Barton's dialogue)
  6. Courier: "Where did you get the gun, anyway?"
    Lucius: "The trader, Dale Barton, salvaged it from a military base in Arizona. Yuma, I believe."
    (Lucius' dialogue)
  7. Dale: "Here I was thinking you'd be a challenge, want a rematch?."
    (Dale Barton's dialogue)
  8. Dale: "I've heard some bad stories about this Legate. I'm not sure I'll be welcome around here once he takes charge."
    (Dale Barton's dialogue)
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