Flogging a Dead Corpse
“ Just some idiot that wandered down the wrong alley. Sound familiar? ” — Freeside thug, referencing the corpse in the alley
Flogging a Dead Corpse is a  unmarked quest in .
Fallout: New Vegas
Quick walkthrough Edit
Unmarked Quest: Flogging a Dead Corpse
Walk to the south part of Freeside.
Follow the hailing thug down the alley.
Talk to the thug.
Survive the attack.
Detailed walkthrough Edit
Freeside, the Courier can see a destroyed building in front of Mick & Ralph's, in the other side of this building, seeing one Freeside thug waving his hand to signal them to enter the alleyway. The player may choose to follow him, and when approaching him, he runs into a nearby alleyway. If the player kept on following him, he will stop next to two dumpsters, and show them the corpse, opening conversation with the player, saying "Check it out, between the dumpsters there". The player character may choose one of three options. Any of these choices will turn him hostile, as well as the three thugs waiting to ambush them at the mouth of the alley.
They are relatively weak, poorly armed ,and tend to be extremely cowardly otherwise, often retreat during combat. If left alone, they may not be hostile afterwards and will act like basic NPCs. Also, if the player stealth kills the waving thug before going down the alley, the other two thugs won't become hostile and instead lean against the wall with standard dialogue options.
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