No fucking way. We're deserters now, the NCR isn't going to throw us a ticker-tape parade for going home.

Layla is a deserter from the New California Republic hiding out in Primm in 2281.


A demoralized soldier of the New California Republic Army, Layla and her three fellow soldiers have thrown away their uniforms and deserted from the front lines of the war with the Legion, to avoid the risk of capture and torture at the hands of Caesar's legionaries. As the Army punishes desertion with death, they are trying to put as many miles between them and the Colorado River as possible. Thus far, they have survived by laying low and dodging patrols.[1]

New Canaan up north is an attractive option to them. However, they lost all of their money gambling in Vegas, so they are forced to come up with creative ways of generating income. Primm sounded ripe for the picking, especially after the convicts were cleared out, but the new law introduced by the Courier is a serious obstacle in their way.[2] The Courier can choose to deal with the deserters in several ways, resulting in their deaths or the group leaving Primm, headed for New Canaan.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.




Killing her, or her team of thugs, as they flee after resolving peacefully has no gain or loss of Karma, and items in the casino that have changed from owned to unowned will remain lootable without loss of Karma. Their bodies also remain in the casino.

Notable quotes

  • "Heh, you've got moxy, buddy, but we don't take kindly to tourists on our turf. 100 caps should cover this trip into our territory."
  • "No fucking way. We're deserters now, the NCR isn't going to throw us a ticker-tape parade for going home."
  • "I like to think that we are Prisoners Of War that managed to escape before capture. I don't know how long it'll be before the Legion crosses the river, but sure as fuck I don't want to be wearing an NCR uniform when they get here."


Layla appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png She and her group may not appear at all. [verified]
  • Icon ps3.png She and her group may appear at The Prospector's Den. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png When killed, the bodies of her and her thugs will not disappear from the game. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png If asked if her group are deserters, Layla will say that she doesn't want to be wearing an NCR uniform by the time that the Legion arrives, but the subtitles say "NCR inform". [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Layla's group enters the town from the north and may take the narrow walkway above the eastern side of the underpass. Rather than becoming stuck on the destroyed cars in their path, group members will continue their running animation while soaring up in the air to a height exceeding that of the wall surrounding Primm. [verified]


  1. The Courier: "Well, they do have a few more troops than the four of you..."
    Layla: "No biggie there. We've been avoiding the patrols and staying low key until this mess."
    (Layla's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Your turf? I guess the news hasn't reached you yet, Primm has law again."
    Layla: "[SUCCEEDED] Fuck, we lose again. We heard Primm was ripe for the picking, so figured we could come here and shakedown some of the suckers. We weren't expecting a sheriff here. We're just trying to put as many miles from NCR as we can, we don't want to be anywhere near New Vegas when the Legion crosses the river."
    (Layla's dialogue)
  3. Courier: "So that's it? You've resorted to robbing and raiding to solve your problems?"
    Layla: "Our luck has gone south since we lost all of our money gambling in Vegas. We didn't go AWOL from duty to become raiders. But we've seen what the Legion does to people that survive their battles. We wanted to be gone before the fighting starts. And we heard there may be some safety up in New Canaan."
    (Layla's dialogue)
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