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You mean' I can go home? No more ghosts? [Karl breaks down and cries. Boy, nothing like seeing a grown man cry] Thank you, I can finally go home again!Karl

Go to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home is a quest in Fallout 2.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: Go to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home
Speak with Karl.
Go to Modoc and talk with Jo.
Return to the Den and talk with Karl.
Reward: 500 XP

Detailed walkthrough

Hurry to the Den and go to Mom's place. In the back you will find Karl, have him tell his story. Then tell him the people in Modoc believe him, and to go home. Return to Modoc and talk to Jo.

It's really easy to make this quest harder than it has to be. Whiskey Bob in Klamath, Stacey in the very same restaurant, and many other characters want you to buy them a drink. So does Karl, but in his case it doesn't make him want to help you, it makes him want to go to sleep. If you anger him, you may have to buy him a drink, but avoid it if you can; he will sleep for a couple of hours. If your Doctor skill is high enough, you can revive him (and other drunks). If you listen to his story the first time you visit Den, you can save yourself a lot of legwork on the previous quest, but like Woody in the coffin, you'll have to come back to the Den to finish this one.


CharactersJo · Grisham · Balthas · Biff · "Chicken" · Cornelius · Farrel · Rose · Jonny · Davin · Miria · Laddie · Balthas' wife  · Modoc citizen · Modoc trader · Vegeir · Slag guard · Slag citizen (the Ghost Farm Slags) · Stable boy
LocationsModoc Main Street · Modoc brahmin pastures · Rose's Bed and Breakfast · Farrel's garden · Modoc caves · Slaughterhouse pen · Ghost Farm
QuestsSomething strange is happening at the farm northeast of Modoc. Investigate and report back to Jo · Cornelius has lost his gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to him · Farrel wants you to find Cornelius's gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to Farrel · Jonny is missing. Find him and bring him home to Balthas · Jonny's in the Slag caves. Find a way to get Jonny back home to Balthas · Farrel has a rodent problem in his garden. Remove the infestation · Deliver Slag message to Jo in Modoc · Jo is suspicious of the Slags. Find out about the dead bodies at the Ghost Farm and find out what happened to Karl · Go to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home · Kill the "chicken" · Help Bess the Brahmin