“ The best marksmen of the NCR are usually at the rear of any battle. The gun will allow us to strike at them. ” — Lucius
I Hear You Knocking is a side quest in .
Fallout: New Vegas
Quick walkthrough Edit
Detailed walkthrough Edit
You access this quest at Fortification Hill after you talk to Caesar and speak with his subordinate, Lucius. From there talk to him until you reach the question about whether or not Lucius has employment opportunities. He will then explain that the Legion recently obtained a howitzer (which is aimed at Hoover Dam), but they do not have the part to fix it. He then tells you about a tribe of people called "the Boomers" who are obsessed with such weapons.
In the northeast corner of the Mojave Wasteland you will find Nellis Air Force Base, and after some careful running and dodging howitzer fire you will be stopped by a Boomer guard. If you then agree to go willingly with Raquel she will take you to the eldest of the tribe, Mother Pearl. While talking to her you can ask her for the firing mechanism but she won't be so willing to part with it. After questioning you will have free roam of the base.
To get the part without theft, finish Volare! or become at least liked to get her to let you have the part, removing its stolen tag when taken from the cabinet.
Once you exit Pearl's barracks, head for a row of curved corrugated buildings and enter the Nellis workshop (second building from the end, between Loyal's house and the Nellis Boomer museum). Once inside, look for the gun cabinet in the corner, open it, and among other items you will find a howitzer firing mechanism.
When you return, search out the howitzer on the cliff. Examine the howitzer and replace the firing mechanism.
Return to Caesar's tent, and inform Lucius that the howitzer has been repaired. You will gain Caesar's Legion fame as well as 100xp.
Quest stages Edit
Behind the scenes Edit
This quest is named after the song "I Hear You Knocking", probably the best known version being that of Fats Domino.
Act 1 Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Act 2 Wild Card ( Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins ( I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/ Arizona Killer Act 3 No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Other Come Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune Companion quests ED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby Unmarked quests A Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner ( Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer ( I, II) · Brotherhood Bond ( I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone ( I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados ( I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman