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Rose of Sharon Cassidy, also known as Cass or Whiskey Rose,[2] is the owner of Cassidy Caravans in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Cassidy Caravans was a water caravan running purified water from the Mojave to New California and back, but recently Cass was trapped at the Mojave Outpost while her caravan was in the Mojave on its own due to requiring caravan clearance and further on because of the outpost leader Jackson deeming the roads ahead too dangerous. She would find out her caravan was ambushed and completely destroyed while in the NCR's bureaucratic hell. With Cassidy's Caravans having been completely wiped out, Cass is the only remaining loose end in a competitior's attempt at a monopoly.

BiographyEdit

Born in 2244, Cass is the daughter of John Cassidy and a tribal woman he met on his travels after parting ways with the Chosen One.[3][4] Her father upped and left to once more wander the wastes while she was still young - leaving her only a name, a pendant,[5] his shooting skills and propensity for hard-drinking and violence.[6]

Worn down by years of hard luck and a recent rash of terrible misfortunes, Cass is a despondent merchant who's about to get out of the caravan business. She's smart, tough, and steady with a gun, but hasn't been savvy enough to survive the ruthless caravan wars that have flared up in Nevada since the NCR's expansion. Though quick to join up with the player for some easy money, she's still interested in finding out if she's been suffering from bad luck or something more sinister.

When first encountered by the Courier, Cass is drowning her sorrows at the Mojave Outpost bar. NCR Ranger reports have reached her that her caravan has been attacked and "burned to ash," placing an even greater burden on her shoulders. However, threats along the road into New Vegas and problems with NCR paperwork have so far prevented her from leaving the outpost to investigate the attack.

PersonalityEdit

Cass has an aggressive and eager, sometimes even impatient attitude, often telling the courier to hurry up or get on with it, and does not take well to insults or her time wasted. She also enjoys violence quite a bit, much like her father.[6]

She is also very outspoken on the NCR and Caesar's Legion, mostly pointing out the bureaucratic messes of the NCR and the Legion's use of women as breeding tools, but does concede that Legion supply lines are "safe as houses", unlike NCR supply lines. Lastly, Cass treats sex casually and appears to be interested in women as well as men, under the right circumstances.[7] [8]

Cass has inherited her father's heart condition and will show her disgust for chems if the Courier speaks to her whilst under their effects.[9] On another note, her knowledge of the world is considerable, but not without holes. For example, she is not aware that golf is a sport, rather than a person, referring to Camp Golf as a monument to a man of that name and recounting soldier remarks that it used to be a minefield, with mine locations marked by numbers.[10]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed. Status expires when Hardcore mode begins.
FriendlyFoe
This character is a permanent companion. They grant the Whiskey Rose perk.
GoodNatured
This character starts quests.
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.

QuestsEdit

  • Heartache by the Number: The Courier recruits Cass as a companion, then investigates her sacked caravan and helps exact revenge on the perpetrators.
    • Successfully completing Cass' companion quest will give her one of two perks:
      • Calm Heart, which raises her health by 50.
      • Hand of Vengeance, which grants a 15% bonus to the damage Cass inflicts with Guns-skill weapons.
        • It is possible to obtain both of these perks. See quest info for more details.
    • Cass will not initiate this quest while the Courier has Evil Karma.
  • You Can Depend on Me: The Courier is sent by Alice McLafferty to convince Cass to sell her caravan.
  • Birds of a Feather: The Courier is sent by Jean-Baptiste Cutting to either kill Cass or lure her to the Silver Rush to be killed.
    • Note: Completing Heartache by the Number first makes the Van Graff faction hostile, disabling the option to talk to Jean-Baptiste Cutting to complete this mission.
  • Beyond the Beef: The Courier can offer Cass, or any other human companion, as a substitute to Mortimer for the banquet.

CompanionEdit

  • To recruit Cassidy, the player character must make a speech or barter check of 50.
  • Similar to her father, Cass is by far the most vocal companion, making periodic random comments and having something to say about almost every location she visits with the Courier. She also makes comments about the changes caused by the Courier's intervention.
    • As of patch 1.4.0.525, Cass has become far less vocal; she still has unique dialogue concerning many of the major locations in the game, but will only make a random comment once every 24 hours instead of every single time a location is visited.
  • Cass' actual combat skills are completely different from what she tells in dialogue. When asked about her combat skills, Cass implies she is skilled in explosives and unarmed combat, but unskilled with melee weapons. In truth, she has melee weapons as a tagged skill but is unskilled in explosives and unarmed combat. However, when it comes to her talking about her explosives skill, she only talks about using dynamite, an item with no skill requirements. This would make her claimed skill with explosives partially true.
  • Cass is capable of wearing non-faction power armor.

Other interactionsEdit

  • When asked about the monuments outside the Mojave Outpost, after her response, there will be an option to tell her what the statues actually depict with at least an accepted reputation by the NCR. She will then respond in manner expected of Cass.
  • If any amount of whiskey is put Cass' inventory, she will drink it leaving only Empty whiskey bottles.
  • Once she joins the Courier as a companion, Rose of Sharon Cassidy will give them the recipe for Cass' moonshine, craftable at campfires or electric hot plates.
    • If the Courier has all of the ingredients on hand, she can also craft moonshine for them without needing a campfire.
  • If the player has at least 6 Endurance, challenging Cass to a drinking contest will result in her complimenting them on their endurance, though they will still lose it. If the Endurance stat is 8 or more, then Cass will lose and end in a drunken stupor, dismissing all three (or four) of the Couriers at once.
  • She has unique idle dialogue for locations around the Mojave;
Rose of Sharon Cassidy's comments
Location Comment
Red Rock Canyon "These boys and girls can really down the bottles."
"Whiskey and liquor don't last long around here, by the sight of it."
"Wonder if any of these folks would be up for shots of courage - and a wager."
"Be *really* careful what you say here."
"Should have heard stories of the Khans years ago - they were one tough bunch, now..."
"Khans lost their strength after Bitter Springs, came here to lick their wounds."
"Let's not split up here, all right?"
"Don't take any chems here - hell knows what they're laced with."
"Won't trade with Khans - they've poisoned most of the villages west of Vegas with chems."
"Fiends would suffer withdrawal and die without the Khans."
"Place would be beautiful... without the chem addicts and dealers."
"Guess someone had to put them down."
"Have a Vegas-style boxing ring in the center there."
"Really wish we could go to some civilized places."
"Even the flies here are chemed."
"God, you can smell the Brahmin shit from the jet all over this place."
Generic wasteland "Sure could use a drink."
"All this traveling's making me thirsty."
"Careful if we go off the road."
"Don't mind trailblazing as long as we got the ammo. And whiskey."
"Feels good not to have to drag a Brahmin train across the Mojave."
"Glad I left the Outpost behind."
"Caravan of two now."
Bitter Springs "Heard NCR recon fucked up here once, with the Khans."
"Heard NCR drove the Khans out of here, to Red Rock."
"Place stinks of sand, piss, and vomit."
"Refugees."
"Watch out - easy to get sick around here."
Black Mountain "Crazy ass radio signals around here, couldn't make sense of them."
"Place sets geiger counters ticking."
"No idea why the highest point in the Mojave is so rad-lit."
Camp Guardian "Just goes to show you, no matter where you go, there's NCR trying to hold onto every corner of the world."
"Guess they chose this spot to spy on Caesar."
"Poor bastards."
"Guess NCR's fish food."
"Nice sign."
Cottonwood Cove "Should kill all these slavers."
"Damn slavers."
"Those dogs look like they could savage a Securitron."
"We go across that launch, we may not come back."
"This is the only place to cross the Colorado safely."
"I hope we're not planning to cross the river."
"Only merchants, slaves and Legion come here."
Camp Forlorn Hope "Another proud NCR camp."
"Probably chose this place because of the water supply."
"Morale looks low."
"I smell Hydra in the air, just a whiff."
The Fort "Be damn careful here."
"Don't like the way the men are looking at me."
"Keep your eyes to yourself, Legion asshole."
"Can't believe you want to talk to this guy."
"Love how he's decorated the place."
"Women might as well be dirt... not anxious to join them."
"Wish these women would take knives to Caesar's troops in their beds."
The Fort (the return) "Can't belive we're fucking back here."
"Testing our luck coming back here."
"You sure you know what you're doing?
They try and put one of those Brahmin packs on me, they're asking for a gelding. Going to get gelded."

"Can't say I've seen a smile on anyone's face since we arrived.
Hope NCR wipes Caesar off the map."

"Guess the tent belongs to the big man."
"Not much future in the Legion if you don't have a dick."
"I'm heading back West if Caesar moves on the Dam."
"Not looking forward to being a Legion wife."
Hidden Valley "What's that hum?"
"Watch for scorpions."
"Doesn't fell like the rest of the Mojave here."
"Storms pick up quick around here."
Hoover Dam "Check out those guns - rumor had it they used to shoot planes down before the war."
"Place looks like how my bladder feels."
"Place always wants me to take a piss."
"Ever look down the Dam? Sends your head spinning."
Jacobstown "Place is fucking cold."
"Pine trees?"
"Can't believe we're in a refuge for crazy super mutants."
"Wish I'd packed a jacket."
"Only seen snow, not walked through it. Crazy - frozen water? Should package this shit."
"Heard they could make "ice" in the Old World and carry it around."
"Dad used to say that in the Old World, people would put boards on their feet and soar down the mountains."
Mojave Outpost "Back here again?"
"What, didn't see enough of the sites here the first time?"
"Once here, most just stall out, can't go deeper into territory."
"Fucking monument."
"From here, it's Nipton to the east or Primm to the north."
"And here's the slice of the world where NCR's hands start slipping."
Nelson "Guess the miners got fucked."
"Where's the mine from here?"
"If this place got hit, Novac's next."
Nipton "I think I'm going to be sick."
"Nipton wasn't the best towns, but..."
"Mayor Steyn got what was coming to him, looks like."
"Mayor here used to shelter gangers, hear tell. Guess it didn't save him."
"Should we cut the people down..."
"Who the hell was that?"
"I... hope they don't hit the Mojave Outpost."
Quarry Junction "Smells like deathclaw."
"Looks like this place got wrecked."
"Looks like this place go mined - in the wrong ways."
Boulder City "Should hit the Big Horn saloon here."
"Heard there's still mines in the city - and maybe drunk NCR soldiers spoiling for a fight."
"Rubble city, more like it."
"There's a bar in the intact section, careful if you go wandering around the ruined section."
Camp Golf "Not much reason to ship water here, but liquor... hard to meet demand."
"If NCR didn't grate me so, I'd come here for water resupply."
"Used to ship a lot of liquor here, soldiers here have too much free time."
"If there's a reason to attack NCR, Camp Golf's a reason."
"Watch out for the Misfits here - 9th Platoon, word of their fuck-ups is legendary."
"Golf was a president, I think. Maybe for NCR."
"Heard this used to be a mine field from some of the troopers here."
"Each spot for a land mine is numbered, hear tell."
"If you're looking for NCR's spine, ain't going to find it here."
"Well, Hanlon sure let this place go to shit."
"Lot of sites to this guy Golf all over the West."
Fiend territory "Shit. Fiends."
"Smells like Fiends."
"Can smell the chem labs and Jet from here."
"Make sure you have a backup weapon, Fiends don't go down easy."
"Watch for dogs."
"Heard tell there was a Vault somewhere around here."
Freeside "Hometown of the Van Graffs, don't care for this place too much."
"We shouldn't be in here."
"Water's scarce, but between things like this and Lake Mead, ain't too bad in the West as in other places."
"Watch out for the Kings, they're unpredictable."
"Kings dress like strutting girls, all fancy like."
"Once had a King following me like I was following you - had to chase him off with a shotgun finally."
"Kings told me I couldn't deal water here, fuckers. They like having mono. As in monopoly."
"Ralph might be able to forge a pass into the Strip for you, you need one."
"Looking for weapons, check out Mick and Ralphs... Mick's probably a sight better than Ralph, always trying to talk me out of my pants."
"Kings are led by the King. Has some kind of robot dog. Guess it hunts robot rats."
"Kings hold control over the water pump 'round here."
NCR Correctional Facility "Looks like prisoners are in charge now."
"No guards in the towers, not a good sign."
"Guess NCR fucked this place, too."
Nellis Air Force Base "Folks here have access to Lake Mead, fresh drinking water."
"Careful, Boomer territory. They ain't hostile, but they're a bit trigger happy."
"Boomers are a might twitchy."
"Folks here aren't friendly to anyone."
"Don't be shooting wild in here - might set something off."
"First time I seen a fence made out of artillery."
"Some of these weapons look like they came from Hawthorne Army Depot, place has a lot of history."
"Can hear the screaming of rockets and explosions in this place at night."
"Got nests for planes here."
"An assault on this place would be suicide."
Novac "This place reminds me the Old World had too much time on its hands."
"Named this place after the hotel."
"NoVac's the hotel, not the lizard."
"Smells like junk."
"Can see Dinky for miles, good landmark."
"First saw this place, thought the giant gecko was real."
"Read a book that giant lizards walked the earth like this one - might be a gecko this size."
Primm "Said there's a courier office here?
Sign of the buffalo."

"Ah, Bison Steve, you old shithole."
"Those post office boxes in these old towns still work."
"Good contact, Nash, used to be here. Had a son that went West."
"Old World had cars that ran on roads like these above the ground, 'cept they didn't go anywhere."
"The sheriff here ain't worth a damn."
"Crazy ass shit."
"Ranger Station" "Rest stop."
"NCR's friendly, might be able to resupply."
"A little safe ground."
"NCR flag - not safe, close to it, though."
New Vegas Strip "Chairmen, Omertas... a whole bunch of families rule Vegas, don't step out a line as long as money's to be made."
"Welcome to sin. Watch where you step."
"Watch for NCR vomit."
"Hope you're not here to chase your losses."
"Now to find a bar."
"Don't understand how the missiles could have missed a target like this."
"Beats Freeside."
"Can't believe we got in here."
"Dad used to say this place was what Reno tried to be. Fucking Reno."
"Place feels like the Sorcerer of Oz sometimes."
"Heard stories about the Lucky 38, how nobody's ever gone inside - 'cept you, that is."
Goodsprings "Looking to step on your own grave?"
"Not every day you come back to your gravesite."
"Heard the Doc here is a good guy."
"Crimson Caravan had some trouble here."
"Hill where you got shot?"
NCR "Be careful they don't charge us any tolls."
"Don't tell them where we're from - or headed."

FlirtationEdit

  • Male Couriers with the Lady Killer perk can accuse Cass of flirting with him, saying, "Miss Cassidy... are you flirting with me?" Cass makes it clear that nothing is ever going to happen between the two and he better respect that, as she "knows his type."
    • Male Couriers with a great Speech skill and the Lady Killer perk will make Cass say she "knows his look" and knows he says all the right things to leave a trail of broken hearts across the Mojave.
    • Male Couriers with the Confirmed Bachelor perk can respond to Cass's flirting by saying they should not be anything more than friends. Cass states that he must have a "Legion" point of view, implying that he is not interested in women.
  • Female Couriers with the Black Widow perk can respond to Cass's comment about not liking "soft men" by saying that they are rarely a problem for them [the female Courier].
    • Females with the Cherchez La Femme perk can respond to Cass's comment about not liking "soft men" by saying that they are rarely an issue for them [again, the female Courier]. Cass will, with a shocked expression, defend herself, nervously saying that she meant no offense and that when she has had enough to drink, she does not care who she ends up in bed with.
  • Already having the max amount of companions and asking Cass to join may make her respond with not being "in the mood for a threesome. {Beat, under her breath} Today."

Effects of the player's actionsEdit

  • If labeled as a Terrorist by the NCR (such as killing Dennis Crocker), Cass will always be hostile to the Courier even when disguised (but not while she's currently your active companion). She may also ambush you at a place you fast travel too.

Low KarmaEdit

  • With Cass as a companion, opening a conversation with her with a negative Karma (-100) will make her complain about the Courier's behavior. With a Speech check of 65, she can be convinced about trying to improve one's demeanor or simply acknowledging her discontent and continuing the conversation.
    • Speaking to her again with even less Karma (-150) brings a second confrontation. She can again be promised improvement with a Speech check of 65 or just go on with the conversation.
      • After the second confrontation, Cass stops complaining as long as the Courier stays Neutral (Karma -249 or higher). Talking to her again with Evil Karma (-250 or less) will make her automatically disband, with no way of convincing her to stay.
  • Telling Cass to go back to her family and saying they're dead will turn her hostile (must first be asked about her family).
  • Talking to Cass repeatedly, regardless of topic, with Evil Karma (-250 or below) will make her disband.
  • Cass will never launch the Heartache by the Number quest while the Courier has Evil Karma, but it can be continued if already active.

Non-player character commentsEdit

  • Nightkin: Head voices say they knew flower girl's father.
  • NCR civilians: Your merchant friend would make a fine NCR woman.
  • Boomers: Whatever you're selling, we have plenty.
  • Fiends: I wouldn't mind hitting that. She put out?
  • Powder Gangers: Tough-looking woman. Something tells me she aims for the crotch.
  • Followers: Isn't that Cass? I heard she'd gotten out of the caravan business.
  • Freesiders: Check out the Wrangler if she needs booze.
  • The Kings: Hellooo, cowgirl! You mind if talk to your lady friend a bit instead of you?
  • Omertas: Let me know if the pretty lady with you is looking for some work.
  • Outer Vegas denizens: Your merchant friend is always welcome among us.

EndingsEdit

This section is transcluded from Fallout: New Vegas endings. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.
# Slide Voice-over narration In-game condition
1
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Rose of Sharon Cassidy died as her caravan died - in an unmarked grave, another victim of the Mojave. Have Cass die as a companion or killed by the Van Graffs during Birds of a Feather.
2
Rose of Sharon Cassidy end slide 01
Despite the destruction of Cassidy Caravans, Cass lived for 30 more years. She made her way back West and passed away in a small shack outside of Vault City, the rose pendant still around her neck. Acquire Cass as a companion then incite her to leave the Mojave and travel back west.
3
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The slaughter of the Van Graffs and the Crimson Caravan caused no end of trouble for NCR back West. Already struggling, NCR's supply lines suffered further as the two caravans withdrew support until the "massacre in the East" was resolved. Complete Heartache by the Number by killing Gloria Van Graff and Alice McLafferty.
4
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In the years following the destruction of Cassidy Caravans, NCR used evidence of the plot to blackmail the Crimson Caravan and the Van Graffs. NCR enacted strict trade laws with little resistance, strengthening their supply lines and their position in the Mojave. Complete Heartache by the Number by exposing the Van Graffs and the Crimson Caravan to the NCR authorities. Alice McLafferty and Gloria Van Graff both left alive.
4.5
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Both the Van Graffs and Alice McLafferty were removed from their post in the East. During their trek West, however, their caravan was wiped out by raiders using advanced weaponry and military tactics. No cargo was taken. When questioned, the Gun Runners denied any involvement, claiming they would have no... public motivation for such an attack. Steal the Gun Runner's manufacturing specifications in You Can Depend on Me and get ending #4. This ending is added onto and comes right after that one.
1
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Cass survived to see the NCR flag flying proud over Hoover Dam, and thought for a moment... this is what a hero must feel like. She was about to tell the Courier not to get too proud of himself/herself, then she figured he/she knew that already. Side with the NCR at the end.
1a
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That night, Cass kicked in the door of his room to celebrate, only to find the man on the bed was an NCR soldier whose barracks had been destroyed. He was cute, though, so after having her way with him, she got the hell out, leaving an empty whiskey bottle as a note. As she walked along the Dam in the night, she felt drunk, content, and happy to be alive. Which to her, was the whole point of it all. Side with the NCR at the end, complete Heartache by the Number, and play as a male courier.
1b
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So she laughed, said fuck it all, and raised a bottle to the Dam and the ones who had fought for it. As far as she was concerned, the whole thing was proof that playing out a bad hand can pay off in the end... as long as someone/a woman like the Courier was holding the cards. Complete Eureka! endgame quest for the NCR, do not complete Heartache by the Number OR play as a female courier.
2
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Cass lived to see Hoover Dam in its Old World glory, humming with power the likes of which the Mojave had never seen. Vegas burned brighter than ever, securitrons filled the streets, and Cass's heart skipped... just a little. Her last words were to the Dam - and to herself. "We were going full speed ahead... but facing backwards the whole time." Complete All or Nothing endgame quest for Mr. House.
3
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Cass lived to see the Courier bring down three armies and by her count, that was three more than she'd expected. She'd kept quiet about that, though. Complete No Gods, No Masters endgame quest for an Independent New Vegas.
4
Rose of Sharon Cassidy end slide 02
Cass lived to see the mark of the Legion on Hoover Dam. Uncertain of what lay next for the West, she remained silent. As the Legion marched West, she found it difficult to see the Dam as anything more than a gravestone for the Mojave - and everyone in it. Complete Veni, Vidi, Vici endgame quest for Caesar's Legion.

InventoryEdit

NotesEdit

  • Despite her statement to the Courier (male) that "nothing is going to happen between us," judging by her actions in one of the endings, Cass is actually attracted to the Courier.
  • Cass is the only companion that requires the Courier to make a skill check to recruit.
  • Despite stating that her tribal mother never taught her to use throwing spears, she will use them effectively if given some. The comment is a reference to dialogue in Fallout 2 between the Chosen One and her father, where John is somewhat ashamed to divulge that he is quite good with throwing spears as it makes him seem like a tribal. He then apologizes for the remark upon learning of the Chosen One's heritage.
  • If she is offered to Mortimer during the quest Beyond the Beef, he will comment that she could skip the whiskey marinade, but everything else is in eatable condition except her liver.
  • If told to part ways in Vault 11 right before the "sacrificial chamber," Cass will tell the Courier that "robots here give me creeps," although no robots were present in the entire vault up until that point.
  • When sent to the Lucky 38, a message will show saying "Cass has gone... reluctantly... to the Lucky 38."
  • Cass is one of the most profane characters in the game, along with Caesar and Boxcars.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Who you are comes from the choices you make when life gets tough."
  • "They try to put their stake in everything they see. Nobody's dick's that long, not even Long Dick Johnson, and he had a fucking long dick. Thus, the name."
  • "Crimson Caravan and the Van Graffs... they were behind burning these caravans, and they've got to answer for them. I'm going to get some extra ammo, a few bottles of whiskey, then show them how Cassidys settle accounts."
  • "Mojave's almost buzzing like a cazador now... must be the blood Legion and NCR spilling over the Colorado."
  • "NCR and their goddamn nicknames, as if Caesar himself is gonna piss and run if he hears them."
  • "Used to call me "Whiskey Rose" back West, before I punched enough people, so now they say it, but quiet and when I'm not around."
  • "I don't mind trailblazing as long as we've got the ammo... and whiskey."
  • "Shh... we're hunting shitheads."
  • "Never realized had all that anger in me. Makes me wonder how much more I can settle with bullets. You know, when I first heard about them, I was so mad, but there was this little part of me that said, "you can't do to them what they did to you." I say fuck that part. I feel purified, and I love the fact that there's no more loose ends."
  • "Just doesn't feel right, trading history for a slip of paper."
  • "You know, I was just going to give you a piece of my mind. And now? Now I'm going to put you down."
  • "Short of caps is what taught me, mostly. Ammo's expensive... so I learned to make every shot count. And hear tell, my Dad was a crack shot, so I don't want to dirty the family name. Not out of pride - respect."
  • "What did you just say to me? Cause you sure as hell got my attention now."
  • "What did you... did you put a plug in his cocktube and make him explode?."

AppearancesEdit

Rose of Sharon Cassidy appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

Cass Blonde

Cass as a blonde

  • Rose of Sharon is a common name that applies to several different species of flowering plants that are highly valued throughout the world and originate in the Bible as one of the many names of God. She is named after the character of the same name in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath, which she describes as "some Old World book about dirt pilgrims."
  • Chris Avellone designed Cass' companion arc.[11]
  • The playing cards that come with the Collectors Edition of Fallout: New Vegas depict Cass as a blonde. This may have been an earlier concept of the character, as Cass has brown hair in-game.
  • During the development process of Cass, there were some ideas to have the player character wake up next to her drunk and be wed with her. The marriage would take place with The King doing the proceedings with an Elvis song.[12]
  • The original idea for Cass's Whiskey Rose perk was to allow carrying more water items, along with receiving a healing bonus from its consumption. This was later changed to become more valuable as a companion perk and to also reinforce her hard-drinking personality.[13]
  • The ending for when Mr. House retains control of Vegas quotes Cass as saying, "We were going full speed ahead... but facing backwards the whole time." This alludes to the final line of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby: "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." This is appropriate since Mr. House's ideal is also of a Gilded Age world: "the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us..."
Spare Us the Cutter
  • Cass was intended to have an even greater amount of incidental dialogue than the amount she already has. She has approximately forty lines of cut blank dialogue topics relating to the Hoover Dam battle events and each endgame outcome (e.g. fighting for House, independent, NCR, Legion). She has lines to comment on various areas of the dam, as well as meeting certain important NPCs (e.g. Oliver, Lanius, etc). Interestingly she also has lines that presumably relate to the cut Arizona spillway map (e.g. VCassEventHDHouseSpillway). This suggests these lines were cut early on.
  • Cass also has a set of reactivity dialogue lines for commenting on all kinds of player choices. It's not clear what the criteria of these would have been (from the spectrum of comments, presumably for completing quests in certain ways), but she has a large number of positive and negative comments to go from being impressed by the player's action to being disgusted. There are four topics, which are VCassReallyLike, VCassReactLike, VCassReactBad, VCassReallyBadReact (good example: "{Commenting on player's behavior}Set an example, others will follow." bad example: "{Commenting on player's behavior}That was fucked up". She also has unused dialogue that was supposed to play when the player drank whiskey while she was a companion, as part of her Whiskey Rose perk ("{Shot of whiskey}Now all I need is some shame to wash it down with."). The reactivity comments and whiskey lines are all fully voice acted.
  • There is an early test version of her dialogue located in VFollowerDialogueRose. It just contains a few test lines to advance parts of her questline.

BugsEdit

  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Cass has the infuriating habit of sometimes trying to occupy the exact same spot as you when you are crouched firing at a target. This can result in her being completely inside you and unable to fire, or even in you scoring a critical hit on her. Using the companion wheel to tell her to back off usually fixes the problem. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc If she was sent to Lucky 38 before starting sub-quest from the Van Graff's brother, quest mark will indicate that she is located close to the Mojave Outpost, but it won't be possible to actually see her there. Then quest mark will guide the Courier to the Silver Rush where they can tell Jean-Baptiste that she is dead. She seems to disappear from the game at this point. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, when sent to the Lucky 38, she can be seen walking around the Casino floor. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 After fast traveling to a location, she will occasionally start running away as quickly as she can for no reason. To correct this, either enter a building (that makes your game load a new area) or fast travel to another location. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Weapons placed in Cass' inventory may become fully repaired after being taken out of her inventory. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 If Cass's perk-giving quests are completed before ever meeting her (as in killing the Van Graffs and Alice McLafferty.), then upon meeting her, the game will initiate dialogue as if having met her before with seemingly no prompts available to carry the conversation into the recruitment phase. It seems that after this, the option of having Cass as a companion is lost forever. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc After delivering her and letting Jean-Baptiste kill her, quips by certain non-player characters in the game (such as the "she aims for the crotch" comment) will still be said as if Cass was still alive companion. Fiends in Vault 3 will also make the comments "I'll hit that" and "Does she put out?" [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes when doing the Lady Killer speech where you say "Miss Cassidy... are you flirting with me?" [Lady Killer] will show up twice before the text. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc After dismissing her as a companion, she may not be at the Mojave Outpost. Due to a scripting issue with her scripted possible death at the Silver Rush, she may be found wandering around inside here instead.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Josh Sawyer formspring
  2. The Courier: "Is whiskey your drink of choice?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Not sure if I chose it or it chose me. Dad ran a bar a long time ago, and it was a labor of love, Mom said. Didn't sound like it made her happy. Still, I'm guessing I got some of Dad's love of whiskey in me, because the burn suits me fine. Used to call me "Whiskey Rose" back West, before I punched enough people, so now they say it, but quiet and when I'm not around."
    The Courier: "Whiskey Rose?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Yeah, on account of my name... and the blossoms on my cheeks when I drink too much. Won most of those fights, too. Can take a hell of a punch and give it right back when I've got a bottle in me. It's all in how you drink it, though - there's a trick to it. When we pass the bottle, I'll show you how it's done."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  3. J.E. Sawyer's Formspring
  4. The Courier: "Your mother was a tribal?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "You know, like one of the tribes from the East - we got 'em out West, too. NCR's herding 'em up, though, domesticating them. Mom was from East of the Colorado, though, not sure what tribe. Was before the time Caesar rounded them up, made them Legion. She walked a hell of a way until she crossed paths with my Dad and he convinced her to stop walking. And lucky for me, he was a horny old bastard."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "Tell me about your Dad."
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Not much to tell. He ended up walking East one day when I was young and never came back. Not a family deserter like some, though. Mom died waiting for him, and she had me to raise. She was sick but she held off dying until I was old enough to be getting into trouble with boys. As for Dad, I figure he just got himself lost or dead. Happens... and I'm not all boo-hoo about it, so save your glass for someone who's crying."
    The Courier: "Any idea why he went East?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Not a clue. When he left, I was too in my crib to understand why, and around the time Mom passed, I was too into my teens to listen. Got his name, got this pendant, and that's about it. Gift from my Dad, along with my name. Rose of Sharon Cassidy. Mom said he got the name out of some Old World book about dirt pilgrims. Name sure sounds sweet, though. Anyway, pendant's a little rose. Originally thought it was one of Mom's tribal necklaces, but no, came from Dad."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Courier: "I want you to attack enemies the moment you see them."
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "I'll do like I'm doing then - except I'll try to smile less."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  7. The Courier: "I think we should travel together."
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Not in the mood for a threesome. Today."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue) When the player has already hired a human companion: FollowersHired
  8. The Courier: "How's caravan life in the Mojave?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Well, I'm not one for soft living... or soft men, let me tell you. I'm guessing neither are you. Well, I'm not one for soft living or soft men, let me tell you. Otherwise, I wouldn't be talking to you right now - on both counts."
    The Courier: "[Cherchez La Femme] That's... rarely an issue."
    "What? Oh. Damn, no offense meant. Sometimes I get so drunk, I don't care who I share a bed with, so that's fine with me. My point before? Is that you know the Mojave, and it's a hard place."
    The Courier: "[Black Widow] Soft men don't stay that way around me, I've found."
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Well, don't let the soldiers drink too much, and I'd agree with you most time. Fucking whiskey dicks."
    The Courier: "[Confirmed Bachelor] As long as we keep it on that level."
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "What? Oh. All right. Guess you've got a Legion outlook on things. No problems here, there's a lot more of that in the Mojave than you see."
    The Courier: "[Ladykiller] Miss Cassidy... are you flirting with me?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Don't take that as anything more than my words. I bet you're a real sweetheart the way you leave that trail of broken-hearts behind you. I know your look, you probably say all the right things... so we're clear, nothing's going to happen between us. You'd best respect that."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  9. The Courier: "What's the problem?"
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "My father had heart problems, and it ran down the family tree to me. Not looking to have my heart skip its last beat, even if I considered putting that junk in my system, which I don't."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  10. Cass' comments when entering the location: "Heard this used to be a mine field from some of the troopers here. Each spot for a land mine is numbered, hear tell."; "Lot of sites to this guy Golf all over the West." (VCassLocationCampGolf)
  11. Interview with Chris Avellone
  12. Bethsoft forum
  13. Gamasutra forum
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