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I...well, I...it's my husband Joshua. He...got into some trouble in...the bar. He accidentally struck a Citizen and was arrested. He didn't mean to, but he'd been drinking, and...Amanda

Rescue Amanda's husband, Joshua is a quest in Fallout 2.

Amanda is a woman who lives in the eastern corner of the Vault City courtyard. She will ask you to rescue her husband, Joshua, who is currently in the Servant Allocation Center in the inner city.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: Rescue Amanda's husband, Joshua
Speak with Amanda.
Agree to spend some time with her. (optional)
Go to the Servant Allocation Center and speak with Barkus.
Bribe or convince Barkus to let Joshua free.
Return to Amanda.
Reward: 500 XP, $32 or -10 Karma

Detailed walkthrough

By talking to Barkus, one can arrange for Joshua's rescue by accomplishing one of the following:

  • Convince the guard that Joshua has contracted the (insert Chosen One's name)'s Syndrome (Speech 80% or Doctor 75%).
  • Offer a bribe (from $250 to $1000 depending on your Barter skill).
  • Citizens can tell Barkus that Joshua is a troublesome individual and should be kicked out before he causes others to act up as well or that he may be infected (Speech 75%).
  • Do it by force, which also starts hostility with Vault City.



  • Slavers, childkillers, or characters with a Karma below 0 (neutral) prevents starting the quest.
  • After collecting the reward, Joshua and his family will leave after exiting the map, after which the wrench from Curtis will be unobtainable.
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