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Change of plan - you'll find that I've sealed the doors to this hangar - I don't want my friends getting involved in our little disagreement. Once I'm done with you, I'll talk them out of this stupid plan. You've opened some old wounds - it's only fair I return the favor.

Orion Moreno is a retired Enclave soldier living in the outskirts of New Vegas in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

This bitter old man with a grudge against the NCR is more than meets the eye. Over forty years ago, Moreno was a proud soldier of the Enclave, serving in the Devil's Brigade as a heavy weapons trooper.[1] He was stationed at Navarro and served under Mark Gannon (Judah Kreger after Gannon's unfortunate death), together with Cannibal Johnson and Dr Henry (before his defection). Daisy Whitman was the squad's designated Vertibird pilot. Although both he and Johnson were the squad's heavy hitters, Moreno's ruthless demeanor and absence of anything even remotely resembling mercy made him constantly clash with Johnson, who was as close to a conscientious objector as possible. Their fights kept the commanding officers busy much of the time.[2]

Much of Orion's behavior stemmed from his dedication to the Enclave. He never questioned the orders he received or the legitimacy of the Enclave's actions. To him, the Enclave was the United States, in one unbroken chain from George Washington to Dick Richardson. The destruction of control station Enclave and the subsequent fall of Navarro broke something inside him, burning any love or passion that remained within him. The squad, Arcade Gannon's mother and a young Arcade Gannon fled south into the NCR. The fall of the Enclave hit him hard. Arcade remembers him saying "Kiss America goodbye, boys," as they escaped Navarro. They continued to flee east as Enclave personnel trying to integrate into the NCR were being found.[3] While other members of his squad moved on, Moreno remained stuck in the past, yearning to relive his glory days and resenting the NCR for what happened in Navarro.[4] The Mojave Campaign did not improve his view of the Republic, especially not when soldiers came to his house and informed him that he was squatting on NCR land near the sharecropper farms despite living there for far longer than the NCR occupied Hoover Dam.[5]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character is involved in quests.

QuestsEdit

For Auld Lang Syne: Orion Moreno is one of the Enclave remnants Arcade is asking you to find.

InventoryEdit

* He will only have these items when he has returned to the Enclave remnants bunker.

NotesEdit

  • Like the other remnants, Orion has high health, greater than or equal to that of most companions. This, in addition to the high Damage Threshold provided by his armor, makes him something of a boss character and the fight is very difficult at lower levels. He can also use stimpaks, a rarity among hostile non-player characters.
  • Orion's word for the Remnants bunker is "Remember."
  • Killing him results in no Karma loss, but will immediately fail the quest For Auld Lang Syne.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Back then, it was war. If we'd been on the winning side, I'd be called a hero."
  • "Change of plan - you'll find that I've sealed the doors to this hangar - I don't want my friends getting involved in our little disagreement. Once I'm done with you, I'll talk them out of this stupid plan. You've opened some old wounds - it's only fair I return the favor."
  • "All right, then - I'll show up at this gathering of yours. It might be good to see the others - Johnson excluded. Arcade might've mentioned there's a pass phrase needed to get into the bunker - my part is "Remember.""

AppearancesEdit

Orion Moreno appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

BugsEdit

  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When exiting the Vertibird at the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, he may not spawn with any weapons. This will cause him to wander about. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 He can be found wandering around Gypsum Train Yard without any items equipped, although he has a Gatling laser, Remnants power armor and Helmet, some Electron Charge Packs, and 3 stimpaks in his inventory. These items can be pickpocketed but will not appear on his corpse if he is killed. If this occurs, he can still be found in his house, so the side quest For Auld Lang Syne is still completable if the other requirements permit. [verified]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Courier: "What did you do when you were with the Enclave?"
    Orion Moreno: "Heavy weapons trooper. Nothing better than hosing down a target with an excess of bullets and laser fire. By the time I got through with things, not much was left standing. Any morons who didn't run when they saw me coming got what they deserved. Back then, it was war. If we'd been on the winning side, I'd be called a hero."
    (Orion Moreno's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "I'd like to know more about your former squad."
    Judah Kreger: "I was the officer in charge, and Johnson and Moreno were my heavy hitters. Henry handled tech things, and Whitman flew the chopper. Johnson and Moreno never got along, and I had my hands full keeping those two apart some days. It was a difference in philosophy, mostly. "Mercy" was not part of Moreno's vocabulary."
    (Judah Kreger's dialogue)
  3. Arcade Gannon: "Moreno took the fall of the Enclave hard. He never questioned his orders, never questioned the legitimacy of what the Enclave was doing. To him, it was all one unbroken chain, from Washington to Richardson. When we left Navarro, I remember looking up at Moreno. He said, "Kiss America goodbye, boys." When we left the Enclave behind, the love in him burned itself out. Now there's just a bitter old man left."
    (Arcade Gannon's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "What's Moreno's problem with the NCR?"
    Judah Kreger: "They won, we didn't. It's as simple as that. The rest of us moved on while Moreno... didn't. Still, I'm not convinced Moreno hates the NCR as much as he thinks he does. You still might be able to talk him out of leaving."
    (Judah Kreger's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "Do you have something against the NCR?"
    Orion Moreno: "Oh, like you wouldn't believe. The NCR makes a habit out of wrecking homes. I came out here to get away from them - didn't work out so well. Next thing I know, I'm squatting in "their" land. Never mind that I'd already been living here for years."
    (Orion Moreno's dialogue)
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