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Get Rid of Lingering Geckos was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. It is similar to the tutorial of Fallout: New Vegas in the sense that you are required to deal with mutated creatures called Geckos.


Phil and Sparky are damned tired of all the geckos creeping around the edges of Burham Springs. They don't want to waste time and ammo going after the creeps, but they're afraid the small beasts will eventually attack them en masse. Phil and Sparky want them dead or gone.

Character type completion breakdown

  1. Combat Boy - The PC can simply attack the geckos and lay waste to every last one of the bastards. This is a pretty simple option, but effective.
  2. Diplomacy Boy - No method to solve, but can use Persuasion to convince Phil to let him or her use Phil's traps on the geckos.
  3. Science Boy - At the Outdoorsman Camp at Phil and Sparky's place, characters with high Medic, Science, or a good Outdoorsman can create poisoned sowat fruit (using radscorpion poison and sowat fruit from the Nursery or elsewhere). Dropping this anywhere near the geckos will draw them. One fruit will easily kill a gecko in less than a minute.
  4. Stealth Boy - Phil has a bunch of heavy bear traps that can be placed in the midst of the gecko prowling grounds. Walking over a bear trap causes serious damage and usually breaks the creature's leg. Geckos with broken legs are much easier to deal with than healthy geckos, since speed is their one great advantage.

Journal Entry

Normal Journal

1 Phil complained to me about the geckos wandering around near Burham Springs. He says he'd go out with Sparky to kill them himself, but he doesn't want to waste the time or the ammo. If I can do it, he promised me nitroglycerine, nitrocellulose, and some dynamite.
2Quest finishedPhil was glad I got rid of the geckos, so he handed over some explosives for a job well done.
3 I talked to Phil about using the big bear traps for taking out the geckos. He had no problem with it.
4 I talked to Phil about using the big bear traps for taking out the geckos. I must have rubbed him the wrong way, because he said I couldn't use them.

Dumb Journal

1 Phil wants me kill geckos. He promise booms!
2 I ask Phil to use traps for geckos. He say okay.
3 Phil no let me use traps for geckos. He hate me.
4Quest finishedPhil happy about geckos. Gave me booms.