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I'm not from Goodsprings. I'm a trader with the Crimson Caravan Company.

Ringo is a trader for the Crimson Caravan hiding out in Goodsprings in 2281.


About a week before the Courier awakens from their unconsciousness,[1] Ringo, a trader of the Crimson Caravan Company,[2][3] retreated to Goodsprings explaining that his caravan had been attacked,[4] east of town on the I-15 close to Jean Sky Diving.[5] With the permission of Trudy, the local bartender, the caravaneer's been holding up at the abandoned gas station lying low ever since expecting the worst to hunt him down and Goodsprings to just hand him over. Because of this, Ringo has been on edge since.[6][7]

Ringo was right as the worst did come looking. Joe Cobb, a small-time Powder Ganger leader of around dozen gangers,[8] has come to Goodsprings looking for revenge, threatening to burn the town down if they don't turn him over. Trudy shooing him off soon afterward.[9] Ringo isn't particularly afraid of Joe Cobb but is worried about the gang he leads and is trying to get by without Joe Cobb bringing the rest of his gang to Goodsprings and getting thrown to the wolves.[10]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character plays Caravan. They can bid 200-230 caps.


Effects of player's actions

  • If the Courier helps Ringo and finds him at the Crimson Caravan Company, he will give the full payment for saving his life. When asked what he would do next, Ringo tells the Courier he has been assigned to lead the first major caravan to New Canaan as part of the Crimson Caravan establishing itself in the Mormon territories.[11]
  • If the player agrees to help Joe Cobb at any time or has a bad reputation with Goodsprings, Ringo refuses to accept the Courier's help.[12][13] And if in the middle of helping Ringo and starting Joe Cobb's quest, he will confront the player and tell them he doesn't want their help anymore.[14]
  • If the player kills Joe Cobb, they can tell Ringo about the deed, but he explains that it doesn't really change the situation he's in.[15]
  • If he is killed during the quest Ghost Town Gunfight or Run Goodsprings Run, the Courier will not lose any Karma and their reputation with the NCR will be affected.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Caravaneer outfit 9mm pistol Bottle caps
Caravan deck


  • Ringo will play Caravan with the Courier and there is no limit to the number of games that can be played against him.
  • He will turn hostile if the Courier has a negative reputation with the NCR or if they are wearing armor of the NCR's enemies. Killing him will result in reputation loss against Goodsprings.
  • Agreeing to help Joe Cobb before talking to Trudy and/or Ringo, Ringo will say "no thanks, I saw you being friendly with Joe Cobb" when you offer your help to him and will result in a failure of the quest Ghost Town Gunfight. A similar thing happens if you talk to Ringo with bad reputation in Goodsprings; he will say that to beat the Powder Gangers you need the help of Goodsprings, and because of your actions, they won't help. The quest Ghost Town Gunfight will fail afterwards. All other interactions with Ringo are still available, such as asking to play caravan.
  • If Ringo is saved during Run Goodsprings Run he will start walking to the Crimson Caravan Company. He may encounter enemies on his way there, such as at Black Rock cave, and end up being killed.
  • If a companion kills Ringo, the Courier will not lose any reputation or Karma and will complete the objective for Run Goodsprings Run.
  • If the Courier kills Ringo while he is still in Goodsprings after Ghost Town Gunfight, next time said player talks with Sunny Smiles, she will speak as though he had died during the gunfight.
  • If the Courier talks to Ringo before talking to Trudy, he will have a Speech check of 20 to learn what he is doing there.


Ringo appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. The Courier: "I overheard your argument. What was that all about?"
    Trudy: "It looks like our little town got itself dragged into the middle of something we don't want anything to do with. About a week ago, this trader, Ringo, comes into town. Survivor of an attack, he says. Bad men after him, needs a place to hide. We figured he was just in shock, so we gave him a place to lie low. We didn't actually expect anyone to come after him."
    (Trudy's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "What do you do around here?"
    Ringo: "Oh, sorry. I thought everybody knew already. I'm a trader with the Crimson Caravan Company. I'm, uh, staying in town for a bit."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "What do you do around here?"
    Ringo: "Like I said, I'm not from Goodsprings. I'm a trader with the Crimson Caravan Company."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "Why are the Powder Gangers out to get you?"
    Ringo: "My caravan was on the return trip from California and heading back up to the company branch in New Vegas when we got jumped. Not even a "drop your weapons and hands up" before the bullets started flying. We put up a good fight, but there was too many of them. I took a few of the bandits down before I ran, so I figure their friends are out for revenge."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  5. Ringo's caravan
  6. Ringo: "That's close enough. Who are you, and what do you want with me?"
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  7. The Courier: "What are you going to do about the Powder Gangers?"
    Ringo: "I'm going to lay low for as long as I can, assuming the town doesn't throw me to the wolves. I've got no chance against the gang on my own."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  8. The Courier: "How many powder gangers are out there?"
    Ringo: "At least a dozen, I'd say. And that was just the group that attacked us. For all I know, they've got a lot more friends lurking around."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  9. Joe Cobb: "I'm done being nice. If you don't hand Ringo over soon, I'm going to get my friends and we're burning this town to the ground, got it?"
    Trudy: "We'll keep that in mind. Now, if you're not going to buy something, get out."
    (Joe Cobb's and Trudy's dialogue)
  10. The Courier: "Did you know there's a man named Joe Cobb looking for you?"
    Ringo: "Yeah. He doesn't look very tough, though. I hear he's afraid I'll shoot him down from one of the windows when I see him, and he's right. I'll have a much bigger problem once his friends show up. There's no way I could handle all of them in a gunfight."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  11. The Courier: "So what's next for you?"
    Ringo: "I'm getting ready to run a caravan up towards Utah. There's a town called New Canaan which is supposed to be pretty prosperous. The Crimson Caravan doesn't have any branches out that way, so it'll be up to me get to things started."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  12. The Courier: "Maybe I can help."
    Ringo: "I saw you being awfully friendly with Joe Cobb, so no thanks."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  13. The Courier: "Maybe I can help."
    Ringo: "No thanks. I think we'd need some of Goodsprings on our side, and I hear you're not exactly friendly with them."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  14. Ringo: "I heard about what's been going on in town. Our deal's off. I can't trust someone like you to watch my back."
    (Ringo's dialogue)
  15. The Courier: "A man named Joe Cobb was looking for you, but I killed him."
    Ringo: "Err, thanks, I guess. Cobb wasn't the problem, though - I could've handled him if he ever found me. Cobb's friends are the bigger problem, and when he doesn't get back, they'll be coming here for blood. There's no way I fight can them all."
    (Ringo's dialogue)