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My head hurts! What... who said that?— Derek

Derek is an inhabitant of the Den in 2241. He is normally located in the Den East Side, just outside of Mom's Diner.


Derek is an agile man[1] with a serious chem addiction. He is a self-proclaimed "grandmaster cook", and as such wishes that he had a kitchen of his own, but Becky won't hire him because of his instability due to his addictions. Derek is clearly insane and talks mostly incomprehensible nonsense. He borrowed the book "The Lavender Flower" from Becky, but didn't like it because it contained "too much kissing" and he threw it away somewhere in the east side of the Den.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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  • Get book from Derek: The Chosen One must retrieve a book for Becky that he borrowed. After the completion of this quest, Derek no longer talks to the Chosen One, apart from through floating text.

Derek also only talks to you between 6:00 and 18:00, only if the quest is running, and before you have a conversation with him the book does notappear.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Torn old outfit - $2


Derek appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. DcDerek.msg, line 150