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Give filtration schematics to former BOS scribes for better water purification process was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.[1]


Pierre is the head "former" scribe and engineer of the Rim. He's been tasked with creating a better filtration process to make the irrigation water drinkable.


He'll ask the player if he sees anything in the wasteland that could help, he would appreciate the feedback. He'll suggest the player go to Jericho since that is where they get most of their drinking water from. The player can then go to Jericho, do his thing there and hopefully get some filtration schematics out of it (Jeff H.). Coming back to Hoover, the player can do one of two things, depending on his skills: The first is if the player has really good mechanics skills. The player may then install the upgrades to the filtration process and earn the hooplas of Pierre, along with an advanced tool kit (or whatever the best toolset is in the game).

The second option is to just give the schematics to Pierre and let him deal with it. He'll get the upgrades in, but the player will have to be content with the XP, a regular tool, and Pierre just being a bit friendlier. Who knows, maybe he'll divulge the whereabouts of Maxson's bunker?

Character type completion breakdown

  1. Combat, Dipomacy, Stealth Boy - Simple fetch quest, nothing to kill unless the player is psycho.
  2. Science Boy - Get a bit of a bonus if the player is able to do the upgrades himself using the schematics.


Design Document
CharactersGovernor Joseph Dodge · Mjr. Jack Fleming · Guido Giordano · Enzo Giordano · Vinnie Giordano · Dorris · Ailis McLafferty · Ralph Peoples · Mitch Stiller · Candice Morris · Pierre LaPoubelle · Dr. Yuri Polivich · Pablo Riviera · Frieda Van Graff · Milko · Dusty Heart · Beatrice · Otto Steed · Dianne · Farmer Dave · Bob · Mary-Joe · Billy-Bob · Mallet McBride · Ginger Flowers · Nancy Haggard · Arcade Gannon · Mike Lawson · Hoover Dam commoner
LocationsThe Rim (Fancy PC pad) · Downtown (Frieda's Firearms · Dusty's Desires · Hock-it to Bob) · Baseline · Scum Pits · Sub-Level 1C
QuestsGet Meeting with Governor Dodge · Negotiate Peace between NCR and BOS · Get City Council attendance back to norm · Join up with the 3-Some Caravan Company  · Spy on Crimson Caravan for 3-Some Caravan · Join up with the Crimson Caravan Company as spy for 3-Some · Successfully frame 3-Some Caravan Co. for extortion and murder · Successfully extort money out of Ailis McLafferty using evidence · Expose Crimson Caravan to Governor Dodge  · Give filtration schematics to former BOS scribes · Get school attendance up to norm · Teach class on Wasteland survival · Clear out critters in Scum Pits for possible hydroponics lab · Get shipments from Denver for materials to build hydroponics lab · Discover Sub-level 1 · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Get Mary-Joe to stop turning tricks & get access to Scum Pits · Discover lost Hoover Dam war and Sub-level 1 history · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Help Beatrice in a bar fight · Do Bob's bounty hunter jobs · Recalibrate the two working power generators to be more efficient and increase power · Get liquor for Pablo
OrganizationsNew California Republic · Crimson Caravan · 3-Some Caravan · Followers of the Apocalypse