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They call me Honest Dan for a reason. That's exactly half of what Stockton agreed to pay me. Not one cap more, not one cap less.— Honest Dan

Honest Dan is a caravan master hired by Old Man Stockton to investigate the disappearance of a caravan near the settlement of Covenant in 2287.

Background

Honest Dan works for Old Man Stockton in 2287. During this time a caravan goes missing near Covenant, including Stockton's daughter Amelia.[1] Stockton sends Honest Dan to the settlement to try and find the missing crew but Dan is met with resistance, the town denying that the caravan ever passed through it.[2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is a temporary companion.
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This character starts quests.

Quests

  • Human Error: Honest Dan will ask the Sole Survivor to help investigate a missing caravan. If the Sole Survivor ultimately sides with Dr. Chambers, Dan will turn hostile and attack.

Inventory

Notes

  • Honest Dan appears not to know that Amelia is really a synth. If asked about it, he will say that they don't know, Amelia is human enough.
  • After completion of Human Error, in his favor, he will walk back to Bunker Hill and then disappear from the game.

Appearances

Honest Dan appears only in Fallout 4.

Bugs

  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png Honest Dan will disappear if one finishes the main quest first. However, you can still obtain Covenant as a settlement by killing everyone inside excluding Deezer and the cats. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png Honest Dan may turn hostile when entering the compound for no reason. Quest advances in the incorrect order. This is likely due to the player wearing a power armor helmet equipped with the targeting HUD mod. A nearly identical situation occurs if one enters Virgil's cave under similar conditions. In that case, removing the helmet prior to entering and for the duration of the player's time in the compound appears to resolve this issue. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png Honest Dan can remain in the Essential (unkillable) state if the decisive dialog with Dr. Chambers is aborted (by moving away) without making any decision. Dan may become an unkillable temporary follower or an unkillable enemy, depending on the player's subsequent actions towards Dan and/or Amelia Stockton. Finishing or failing the quest will cause Dan to lose Essential status and cease being a temporary follower. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png When Dan rewards you after killing everyone in the Compound, if you back out of dialog when he gives you your caps, and then reenter dialog with him, he will give you more caps. This does not work with the speech check to get more caps. [verification needed]

References

  1. Sole Survivor: "Who are we looking for?"
    Honest Dan: "The big one is Stockton's daughter, Amelia. I didn't find any bodies of the feminine persuasion. So there's hope.If we find her, Stockton's offering a heap of caps."
    (Honest Dan's dialogue)
  2. Honest Dan: "A caravan came a few days back. Worked for Old Man Stockton. You saw them, right?"
    Covenant Settler: "I already told you: I don't recollect. We get a lot of traffic."
    Honest Dan: "This isn't Diamond City. A caravan of five comes through, you'd remember."
    Covenant Settler: "Then they must not have come through. Say, wouldn't you rather have a lemonade?"
    Honest Dan: "My job here isn't drinking lemonade. I know for a fact they came here. Why the brush off?"
    Covanent Settler: "I want to help, mister, but I don't really recollect."
    Honest Dan: "Mark my words, I'll get to the bottom of this."
    (Honest Dan's dialogue)
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