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A nearby settlement wants us to pay them a visit. What could go wrong?

Friendly Settlement! is a daily overseer quest in Fallout Shelter.


Quest variant A

Upon entering the first room, the vault dwellers may be attacked by a group of mole rats, sometimes with a broodmother. Defeat them and head into the next room, where yet another group of mole rats will be encountered; the same applies once passing through the elevator into the first room on the second floor. Upon entering the second room there are a couple of settlers; speaking to them and responding with "We ain't squares, daddy-o. We're as cool as the breeze." will earn the group two Nuka-Cola Quantums. In the room immediately behind them is another settler, who will again engage in dialogue; the option chosen will alter what the party is given.

Although the quest is complete at this stage, the party can head up to the third floor, where there is another group of mole rats and a group of raiders that can be fought.

Quest variant B

The player is likely to encounter radscorpions, radroaches (sometimes irradiated radroaches), and raiders on this variant, with the occasional raider leader. When they come across the first three friendly ghoul settlers, if the player selects "Hey, always “cool to be Ghoul”, you know what we mean?", they are rewarded with two Nuka-Cola Quantum. The second set of friendly ghouls will give the player the choice between a rare weapon, a rare outfit, stimpacks, or rare junk. If the player is doing the level 50 variant of this quest, they may get legendary rewards from the ghouls instead of rare items.

Quest variant C

On this variant, the player will face raiders, radscorpions, and mole rats. The player may also come across a raider leader, a mole rat broodmother, and an irradiated radscorpion. If one comes across the irradiated radscorpion, keep the health of the dweller that is being attacked high. Lower level versions of this quest may only have radroaches and glowing radroaches. Once one comes across the librarian, if they select "Remain quiet," the player is given some Nuka-Cola Quantum. The second librarian will give them the choice of a weapon, an outfit, stimpacks, or junk as a reward. These rewards can be rare or legendary depending on the quest level requirement.

Quest variant D

This variant is mostly raiders and mole rats as enemies. Higher-level versions may have radscorpions and raiders instead. When the player reaches the room with the settlers, it turns out they are three raiders who are looking to retire. "Hey there, Dwellers. No need to be alarmed. We're not Raiders anymore. We're retired." "A bunch of us decided to earn a living the honest way." The player is given three dialogue options:

  • "Just keep your hands where we can see them."
  • "Good for you! Honest work is way better than raiding!"
  • "You're lucky we aren't here to kill you."

The player is then rewarded with a lunchbox.

In the last few rooms, the former raider leader is waiting, and the player is given a choice between a rare weapon, a rare outfit, stimpaks, or a rare crafting material as a guaranteed reward. If one is doing a higher-level version of the quest, the player may get legendary items instead, especially if the level requirement is 50. Legendary plasma rifles are typically rewarded if the player chooses the weapon option on level 50 quests.


Opening dialogue Dweller responses Character responses
Hey there, hip cats! Welcome to the coolest settlement around.

We rule, everyone else drools. You dig?

The only thing we “dig” is dirt. With a shovel. Because that's what digging means. Ouch. So uptight! Maybe you should just mosey on?
We ain't squares, daddy-o. We're as cool as the breeze. Now that's the story, morning glory! Here. A little memento from us.
You're idiots and this settlement is doomed because of you. Whoa, whoa. Mellow out, there, hip cat. Why don't you take a walk?
Vault Dwellers, huh? Having a blast in our little homestead?

You Dwellers are cool, so we're thinking we do some trading, dig?
We can send you back with something, but you gotta choose or lose.

We can always use some weapons. Righteous. Here's one of my personal favorites. Catch you cats next time!
We need new outfits. The snazzier the better. Oh, I hear that. Wear it with pride!
We wouldn't mind a few pick-me-ups. I hear ya, daddy-o, I hear ya. Here you go.
How about some junk? We're feeling crafty. Suppose we can let some parts go. Enjoy.
Hey there, smoothskins! We didn't think you'd make it.

Not many people would stop by a settlement run by us Ghouls.

Just keep your distance, Ghouls, and everything will be fine. Yeah, yeah. We know. Don't bother us. We won't bother you.
Hey, always “cool to be Ghoul”, you know what we mean? Ha! You're all right, smoothskins. Here. Take this.
Agh! Zombies! We're NOT zombies. Just leave!
Easy there, smoothskins. We know what we look like, but we're peaceful.

We're happy to trade with your Vault. Let's send you back with a nice gift.
What do you say?

Weapons. Anything you can spare. All right. Here's what we've got.
We need some outfits. Something stylish. You got it.
Medicine if you've got it. Here's what we can spare.
Crafting supplies. All the junk you got. Sounds good, smoothskins.
Shh! Keep your voice down. This is a library! We were told this was a settlement. A settlement in a library! Now keep quiet while you're here.
(Remain Silent) Good. Glad to see you can behave.
Glad you could make it. This settlement is dedicated to preserving books.

But we know a Vault is looking for more than just knowledge.
We're happy to help you. What would you like?

Got any weapons in this place? I think I have something that could work.
We need some new outfits. All right. How about this?
Got any medical supplies? Here. Take this with you.
Wouldn't mind some junk for crafting. Here you are, then.
Hey there, Dwellers. No need to be alarmed. We're not Raiders anymore. We're retired.

A bunch of us decided to try earning our living the honest way.

Just keep your hands where we can see them. Hey, we get it. But we're the good guys now. Honest.
Good for you! Honest work is way better than Raiding! Well, it's not as fun, but it's clean. Thanks for understanding. Take this.
You're lucky we aren't here to kill you. I think we're all lucky that's the case. Excuse us.
I miss the life of raiding, sometimes. Lead a whole gang for a lot of years.

But this settlement stuff ain't bad. And we're pretty good at trading. Who would've known?
Happy to send you back with something from our old stash.

How about some weapons? Ha! How about this? Served me well way back when.
Got any outfits? Yeah. I think I have just the thing for you.
Stimpaks, if you got them. Wouldn't leave home with it! Here.
Got any junk? We have things we need to craft. Yeah, I think I got something.

Quest stages

1 Travel
2 Talk to the settlers.
3 Continue through the building.
4Quest finishedTalk to second group of settlers.


Single-stage quests
Main questsA Gathering of Ghouls · A Pale Imitation · A Poorly Thought-Out Plan · Against the Odds · Animal Rescue · Argh, Matey! · Arms Race · Beware of Over-dog! · Burnout · Can't Stop the Signal · Captured Critter · Choo-Choo! · Collector's Edition · CoveWatch! · Death and Denial · Den of Thieves · Diplomatic Mission! · Divide and Conquer · Dog Gone · Dog Shelter · Firestarter · Game of Vaults · Getting Started · Ghooooooooooooooooooul! · Honeymoon Horror · Hostage Negotiations · Hot Tub Slime Machine · Humans Like Us · Little Miss Wasteland · Little Red Radium Hood · Mall Madness · Monday Night Brawl · Monster Under the Bed · My Metal Pony · My Weird Science Project · Out of the Vault, Into the Shadows · Overwhelming Force · Queen of the Deathclaws! · Radiation Leak! · Raiding Party · Reign of Radroach Rodney! · Revenge of the Geeks · Robot Retrieval · Scientific Progress · Shotgun Wedding · Signal Failure · Take Me out to the Ball Game · Target Practice · The Abyss · The Brothers Grime · The Cat Burglar · The De-Buggers · The Scorpion... King? · The Secret of [REDACTED] · Time to Wake Up! · Too Good to Be True · War of the Nerds · Wasteland Doctoring · Wasteland: The Musical · Wedding Crashers · Wonders of Nature · Wonders of Science · Wonders of Technology
Daily questsBounty: 'Ol One-Eye · Bounty: Bash · Bounty: Butcher · Bounty: Shiner · Bounty: Snips · Bounty: Yak · Caps Run · Duo of Destruction: Alpha Deathclaws · Duo of Destruction: Glowing One (x2!) · Duo of Destruction: Glowing Radroaches · Duo of Destruction: Glowing Radscorpions · Duo of Destruction: Mole Rat Brood Mothers · Friendly Settlement! · Guardian of the Wastes: Deathclaws! · Guardian of the Wastes: Feral Ghouls! · Guardian of the Wastes: Mole Rats! · Guardian of the Wastes: Radroaches! · Guardian of the Wastes: Radscorpions! · Junk Run · Lunchbox Run · Nuka-Cola Quantum Run · Outfit Run · Rescue Operation · Science Cooperative! · Spelun-King Training · Spy on Raiders! · Weapons Run
Weekly questsGame Show Gauntlet · Vault-Tec Experiment Review
Limited time questsGhostly Gag · Horror Movie Night! · The Door Buster · The Haunting of Mass Chemical · The Spirit of Taking · To Grandmother's House We Go · Who's Carving the Turkey?
Special questsFactory Floor of Fear · The Mystery of Vault 666  · Vault 789 · Welcome to Paradise · With Friends Like These
Random questsA Cry for Help · A Nice Ghoul Like You · Anybody Home? · Big Trouble · Cabin Fever · Cabin Without the Woods · Clean-Up on Aisle Five · Crossing Paths · Dibs at the Red Rocket · Express Checkout · Family Matters · Fashion Statement · Food Fight! · Gas 'N Go · Get in Line · Hop on the Roach Coach · Infested! · Misery Loathes Company · One Ghoul Customer · Party Crasher · Pest Control · Pest-Case Scenario · Pit Stop · Post-Apocalyptic World Problems · Super-Duper Trooper · The Scenic Route · Uninvited Guests · Wasteland Getaway
Multi-stage questlines
A Settler Needs Your HelpFollowing His First Steps · Raider Troubles at Corvega · When Preston Calls · Kidnapping at Vault 778 · A Settler Needs Your Help
A Wasteland TailSOS! · Canine Recovery · Vault 199 · In Another Vault · The Tail Continues · No Time for Paws
Almost HumanOff the Rails · Synth in a Pinch · Not-so-Safehouse · Synths for Sale
Climbing the RanksClearing a Path · Taking out the Trash · Heat of the Knight · In Shining Armor
Detective Case FilesThe Case of the Captured Canine · The Case of the Missing Mitt · The Case of the Quantum Creeper · The Case of the Lost Lunch · The Bigsby Brown Case
Echoes of SteelHave Gun, Will Travel · Toy Soldiers · No Stone Unturned · Slash and Burn · Mission of Mercy · The Final Push
Food, Glowrious FoodAll Sales Final · Thyme is Money · Cheese, Please! · The Yolk's on You · High Steaks · The Towering Il Forno · By Hook or by Cook
Horsemen of the Post-Apocalypse Part 1Radroach Roundup · Undercover Operations · Dogs of War · Springing the Trap · Beat Reporting · Matters to Settle
Horsemen of the Post-Apocalypse Part 2Parley Time · Crime Scene Investigation · Death Revealed? · Give me Liberty and/or Death · Operation: Sandman · Release the Raiders!
Horsemen of the Post-Apocalypse Part 3Set 'em Up: Pestilence · Set 'em Up: Famine · Run, Three Dog, Run! · Knock 'Em Down · At Death's Door · Just Deserts
Journey to the Center of VaultopolisThe Path of Paula Plumbkin · A Thirst for Adventure · Paula's in a Pickle! · Into Vault 333! · Tankbusting · Return to Vault 333 · Truth Among the Ashes · Overrun · Powered Up! · The Road to Vaultopolis · The Vault-Tec Vantage · The Quest for Vault 525 · Playing Politics · The Red Rocket Reveal! · Vaultopolis Awaits!
Secret Agent PersonLive Dead Drop · The Infiltration Game · Secret Weapon Test · Sabotage! · Dart of Harkness · Extreme Prejudice
The Great Tato FamineThe Mysterious Disappearing Spuds · The Spreading Blight · The Night Watch · Spear Fishing · The Shadow Wolf · The Mole Rat Man
The Search for Jobinson's Jersey!Man on First · Man on Second · Man on Third · Time for a Grand Slam? · Worst. Coach. Ever. · Picked off at Second! · Seventh Inning Stretch · Getcha' Peanuts Here! · Last Inning! Or not... · There's no Crying in Baseball! · Runners in Scoring Position! · Conference on the Mound · Here's the Pitch... · Homerun! · Here's to You, Rackie Jobinson
The Thrill of the HuntBug Hunt · Whack-a-Mole · Aim for the Head! · Rock Them Like a Hurricane · The Most Dangerous Game · 12-Point Buck · The Final Hunt
The Wizard of WaterFons Vivus · Our Cups Runneth Over... WITH FAILURE · Half Full, Half Empty · Water into Brine · Aqua Nuka-Cola · Aqua-schema · The Reluctant Shill · Snake Water
When Irish Eyes are GlowingShamrock the Casbah · Driving the Snakes Out · The End of the Rainbow · It's Not Easy Being Green · The Banshee's Keen
Zines from the CommonwealthBroadsides · Headshots · A Map to the Stars · The (Thinly Veiled) Plot Thickens · Collateral Murder · Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy · Stop the Presses!
Limited time multi-stage questlines
Labor Dispute!Power to the People? · No Rest for the Wicked · All Work and No Play · Working Overtime · Rubarb's Reckoning
Nabbed from Nuka-WorldBottlecap Blues · In Hot Pursuit · Playing Catch-up · Pet Peeve · A Refreshing Rescue
No Thanks for the Gobbler!Gobble Gobbler! · A Delicious Trail of Danger! · The Last Gobble!
Springtime for AtomThe Rite of Spr(ay)ing · Spring Forward, Fall Back · E-Ster is Coming · The Sixth Sun · E-Ster Egg Hunt · Saving Daylight
The Book of WuvAll's Fair in Love and Nuclear War · This Golden Ring · A Labor of Love · Groom for Doubt
The Gridiron GangFirst Down · Second-Stringers · Third and Goal
The Mystery of Vault 31Halloween (Non)Fiction · Go West · Days Gone Bye · Mask Hysteria · Scare Tactics
The Party at the End of the WorldBlackout · A Special Brand · Walk of Shame · Jack Ain't Back · Human Bean Juice · KHAAANNNNN!!!!
Vault-Tec Saves Christmas!Santa's Helpers · Christmas at the Raider Camp · Cheer for the Ghouls · Rescue Santa!