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We need a regular supply of medicine organized, but the Crimson Caravan wants too many caps for what we need.Julie Farkas

Friend of the Followers[1] is an unmarked quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthrough

Unmarked Quest: Friend of the Followers
Talk to Julie Farkas.
Agree to solve the medical supplies shortage of the Followers of the Apocalypse.
Speak with James Garret at the Atomic Wrangler Casino.
Inform Julie Farkas of Garret's terms.
Inform James Garret the Followers of the Apocalypse accepted the deal.
Return to Julie Farkas.
Reward: Increased reputation with the Followers of the Apocalypse.
Talk to Julie Farkas and donate 10 chems among Med-X, RadAway or Fixer.
Reward: Discount on Julie Farkas' medical services and supplies.
Ask to become a Follower of the Apocalypse.
Reward: 300 XP

Detailed walkthrough

When talking for the first time with Julie Farkas about Freeside, she will tell the Courier that the Followers of the Apocalypse need a constant supplier for some ingredients used to manufacture medicine items.

Comprising the unmarked quest Long-Term Care, for a constant supply of medicinal ingredients, talk to James Garret at the Atomic Wrangler and convince him to strike a deal with the Followers. Then report back to Julie, convincing her that the Garrets want to help Freeside in exchange of the Followers' technical skills. After talking to her, report again to James Garret and he will inform the player character that some of the supplies will be sent immediately. Return again to Julie and gain a huge boost of reputation with the Followers.

Comprising the unmarked quest Short-Term Treatment, the player character will also have to spare some of their own Med-X, RadAway or Fixer, 10 packs of one type will do the trick. Note that 10 donations of each are not required, but a donation of 9 (in 3 sets of 3) of one type gets bonus fame with the Followers. The first time you donate the 10th chem of one type, she will sell extra magazines (see below). (One can donate only Med-X for example, which is far more common than Fixer and RadAway.) One can know the quest is completed when the next time they want to donate some supplies, Julie tells them that the item in question is already being mass-produced, but she will accept it anyway. After the donation, she will offer a discount in medical services and some magazines for sale (several Programmer's Digest and Today's Physician, some Lad's Life, Salesman Weekly and one Meeting People). The Courier will gain more reputation with the Followers as well. If you exit dialogue and talk to her again to donate more while idolized (through quests or more donations) and the extra magazines are unlocked, that will trigger the invitation to join the Followers, as well as a discount if you didn't get that from High Times already.


  • This quest is related to the quest High Times. At some point in either quest (depending on which is started first) it's likely the Courier will be idolized by the Followers. Even if they are idolized, Julie Farkas will not invite them to join the Followers of the Apocalypse unless they have solved their supply problem and donated chems to them. This is the only way to gain the Followers lab coat (+10 Medicine and Science) and the key to the Followers safehouse.
  • After helping the Followers, a Speech check is no longer required to recruit Arcade Gannon.
  • Although Julie Farkas suggests that the player character talks to Mick and Ralph, it is not necessary. They will just refuse the deal. She also mentions the Crimson Caravan Company as a possible supplier, but there are no dialogue options with anyone there.
  • Sometimes one must donate well over 20 chems, depending on their Followers reputation. The option chosen in the quest That Lucky Old Sun can markedly impact the player character's Followers reputation, and a choice that provides little or no Followers reputation will mean the player character will need to donate more chems to increase their reputation.
  • Julie Farkas will resupply the magazines she sells each time the player character tells her they have medical supplies to donate.


Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse