The Legend of the Star
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The Legend of the Star
A Valuable Lesson
“ And now, without further ado, your prize - The Legend of the Star... ” — Festus
The Legend of the Star is a side quest in .
Fallout: New Vegas
This quest is given by
Festus, an animatronic robot inside Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters. Festus is located by following the left wall after entering through the front door. In order to finish this quest, one needs to find 50 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps and return them to Festus.
Once that is completed, Festus will tell the
Courier the legend of how Sunset Sarsaparilla came to be. When he is done, the game will report that the quest has failed, then the player character will be given the quest A Valuable Lesson. Complete the quest in order to receive the achievement/trophy "The Legend of the Star."
A complete list of Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap locations can be found
here. Festus mentions that before Sunset Sarsaparilla was invented, the main choices people had for soft drinks were water or
Nuka-Cola. However, the Sunset Sarsaparilla Company was founded in 1918, 126 years before the foundation of the Nuka-Cola Corporation in 2044. The icon for this quest's trophy/achievement is similar to the icon for
Sierra Madre Souvenir Aficionado. The differences include the Vault Boy holding red bottle caps rather than Sierra Madre chips and having blue star eyes instead of love hearts. Star bottle caps can still be collected after handing 50 of them over to Festus. However, any additional star bottle caps will automatically turn into regular
bottle caps. Deactivating Festus with the Robotics Expert perk will render this quest unable to be completed.
Behind the scenes
Joshua Sawyer, the quest was inspired Tootsie Roll Pop wrappers and the urban legend associated with them.
Joshua Sawyer: "finally throwing out the tootsie roll pop wrappers that were the inspiration for The Legend of the Star in fallout: new vegas" Twitter - Archived
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