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Jessup is a Great Khans leader holed-up in Boulder City in 2281.


A fierce Great Khan who understands the meaning of loyalty, Jessup was part of Benny's entourage that helped the Chairmen leader ambush the Courier outside Goodsprings. Lured in with the promise of caps, Jessup stuck with his fellow Khans and watched closely over Chance, the disturbed Khan plagued by memories of Bitter Springs. After Chance overdosed in the night, Jessup ensured that he'd be given a decent burial, despite Benny's insistence on moving on to ensure they can catch the Courier.[1]

After the ambush, Jessup and the rest of the Khans headed back to Vegas through Novac, around the McCulloughs, due to the events that closed off the western valley to caravans. After an unfortunate run-in with an NCR Army patrol north of the little town, the Khans were forced to hole up in the Boulder City ruins with the wounded McMurphy in tow. To protect against an attack, they captured two of the patrolmen, privates Gilbert and Ackerman, and kept Lieutenant Monroe's men at bay. Rather than face the NCR, Benny disappeared into the night with the Platinum Chip, leaving the Khans without payment to fend for themselves. Since then, Jessup has been trying to come up with a plan that would allow him and his Khans to get back to Red Rock without a few extra holes in them. [2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Boulder City Showdown: Jessup is the Khan leader and the player has to deal with him in order to save the hostages - or get the Khans out safely. (Options include, a Speech check of 45,[3] he could be killed,[4] or be informed that all NCR troopers are dead.) If he returns to Red Rock Canyon, it's possible for him to die on the way due to wildlife and Powder Gangers.
  • They Went That-a-Way: Reaching Jessup ends the quest, as he gives the player the identity of their would-be killer. Jessup will give the player Benny's lighter if they mention heading to the Strip, insisting that he shove it up Benny's backside for the betrayal he and the Khans suffered.[3]



  • In All Roads, when Benny refers to Chance as the Khans' friend, Jessup ambiguously corrects him by saying that Chance is family, though it is unclear if his assertion is meant to be taken literally.
  • If allowed to leave Boulder City, Jessup will later be found in Red Rock Canyon. He can still be interacted with but has no additional dialogue regarding Benny's fate and reputation with the Great Khans.

Notable quotes


Jessup appears in Fallout: New Vegas and All Roads.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 If one helps Jessup get out of Boulder City without killing anyone (through the Speech check), he will say he has a long walk ahead of him. If one meets him at the Great Khan settlement in Red Rock Canyon, he will still say he has a long walk ahead of him.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 If one sneaks into the Boulder City ruins (through a Sneak check), Jessup will be found dead, but the Khans with him will still be alive.[verified]
  • PCPC Jessup and his crew will be hostile towards the Courier when they kill the NCR hostages, even though they killed all the NCR for him to escape during Boulder City Showdown. This will also occur even when they are not in the same area, meaning only Jessup and his crew will be hostile at Red Rock Canyon.[verified]



  1. The Courier: "What can you tell me about Benny?"
    Jessup: "He's one of the Chairmen, big shots who run The Tops casino in New Vegas. A friend from the city contacted me with info on a big job. I should've known that the caps were too good to be true, but there was still no way I could pass up the chance."
    (Jessup's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Why did Benny betray you?"
    Jessup: "He's a snake, that's why. He owed us the rest of the pay for the job, so maybe he didn't want to pay up."
    (Jessup's dialogue)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Courier: "Free the hostages now, and I'll have the NCR escort you out of their territory."
    Jessup: "[SUCCEEDED] I can't believe I'm doing this, but all right, the hostages can go. The NCR had better keep their end of the deal, though. Here - a souvenir for you. It's Benny's lighter. Shove it up his ass when you catch up with him."
    (Jessup's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "Not quite. When I kill you, however, the job will get done right."
    Jessup: "You think you can take me, punk?"
    (Jessup's dialogue)