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Name's Keith. You feeling lucky? I got games of chance, games of skill, games of you-name-it. Want to win a little cash?— Keith

Keith's Caravan Charade[1] is an unmarked quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthrough

Unmarked Quest: Keith's Caravan Charade
Speak to Captain Parker regarding Keith's illegal activities.
Enter Aerotech suite 200 and find proof of his activities.
Confront Keith.
Find his deck of cards in a desk.
Pass a Speech check of 60 to make him confess his gambling system to you.
Pass a Barter check of 45 to have him sell you chems.
Return to Captain Parker
Reward: 250 caps

Detailed walkthrough

Offer Captain Parker a helping hand. He asks the Courier to find evidence that Keith is involved in chem dealing and crooked gambling, adding the note "Investigate Keith's gambling and drug operations" to their Pip-Boy. Locate Keith's deck of marked cards in a desk in the southwest corner of Aerotech suite 200.

One can discuss the deck directly with Keith by passing a Barter check of 45, which allows them to purchase Jet from him, and a Speech check of 60, in which he lets them in on his 'system' for winning at caravan. This does not affect the outcome of the quest.

Once the Courier returns to Captain Parker with their findings, he rewards them with 150 caps and the option of assisting him in arresting Keith for an extra reward. The captain then enters Aerotech suite 200 and confronts Keith, who taunts Parker with slights about his ex-wife. Enraged, Captain Parker murders Keith. Talking to Parker afterward nets an additional 100 caps.


  • Captain Parker walks at a very slow pace when going to confront Keith, but the player character can "push" him along from behind to speed up this process. He also tends to get stuck and immobile at various points along the way.
  • If the player talks to Keith or Parker during the confrontation and then exits the dialogue, the two will walk away as if nothing happened.
  • Contrary to his dialogue, Keith has no actual "shack" where to keep his cards.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Rex may turn hostile against the junkies, causing Keith to flee and ending the dialogue between Keith and Captain Parker. This may be related to the bug that triggers seemingly random attacks on Rex. To fix, reload from an earlier save and take all of the food and water items out of Rex's inventory. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Captain Parker may disappear from the game when entering Aerotech suite 200 to arrest Keith. This can be fixed by reloading a saved game. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 If Captain Parker's quest The Coyotes is in progress and has not been completed, it may not be possible to show him Keith's marked cards. The only dialogue option is to mention that you're still looking for evidence. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes when Captain Parker goes to confront Keith about the marked cards, Parker will not initiate the conversation with Keith but leave as if he did. This makes it impossible to complete any of the unmarked quest. Captain Parker's dialogue will stay as if he was never shown any evidence of Keith's wrongdoing but will never give the option to show the evidence. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 After completing the quest and Captain Parker kills Keith and gives a reward, the option to speak to Captain Parker about Keith again may appear. Parker will give the information on Keith again as if Keith were still alive. Needless to say, the quest cannot be repeated. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Captain Parker might shoot Keith again after giving the extra caps for helping confront him. If this occurs, talk to Captain Parker repeatedly and say goodbye to watch him continue to shoot the dead Keith. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 If Keith is sleeping when Parker confronts him, Keith will get up and then go back to sleep as soon as the conversation is over. Captain Parker will spin around in circles with his gun drawn above the sleeping Keith. This is corrected by talking to Keith again. As soon as Keith gets up off his bed, Captain Parker will kill him. [verified]


Main quests
Act 1Ain'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 2Wild 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 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
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Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome 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
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Add-on quests
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Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
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