Trudy was born in 2252 to parents who were among a group of travelers. Trudy grew up among the travelers, and when she became an adult she, along with other new adults, were the only ones still in the group. She decided to settle in the spot where Goodsprings, Nevada, used to stand. The other members of the group followed suit, and the town of Goodsprings was born again, with Trudy as the mayor.
Interactions with the player characterEdit
|This character is a temporary companion.|
|This character is a merchant.||Caps: 10-360|
Sells: skill magazines, liquor
|This character starts quests.|
|This character is involved in quests.|
- Trudy's Radio Repair: With a Repair skill of 20, the Courier can repair Trudy's radio and get some extra caps and a discount at her store.
- Ghost Town Gunfight: With a Sneak or Speech check of 25 the Courier can convince Trudy, along with others of the town, to help defend against the Powder Gangers.
Once the Courier achieves at least Accepted status in Goodsprings, Trudy will offer a "special discount" which is truly unique: she will both buy and sell at precisely the listed value of the item regardless of the Courier's Barter ability, and will accept stolen objects even from her own saloon.
- "That whole area's overrun with the kind of critters that just get mad if you shoot 'em. Merchants avoid that whole stretch of I-15 like it's radioactive. Which it could be for all I know."
- "I'm pretty sure the NCR wants to hold onto the Dam because it's one of the few places around that can make electricity. The Legion are a bunch of savages, though. No idea why they'd want the Dam. Probably plan on destroying it or something."
- "Problem is, it turns out that giving convicts a bunch of dynamite and blasting powder isn't the best idea."
Trudy appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenesEdit
- At some point during development she was likely named Ruby, as some of her dialogue strings are named VFreeformGoodspringsGoodspringsRubyTopic.
- Trudy is based on the fictional Arizona saloonkeeper Vienna played by Joan Crawford in the 1954 film Johnny Guitar, for which the song of the same name featured on the Fallout: New Vegas soundtrack was written and performed.
- Xbox 360 If Trudy is not spoken to before finishing "They Went That-a-Way", she will not display the proper dialogue option to initiate the unmarked quest, Trudy's Radio Repair.[verified]
- Playstation 3 Trudy can sometimes wander off from Goodsprings and walk to Hidden Valley. The reason for this may be killing Sunny or Ringo while still maintaining a higher than neutral reputation with Goodsprings.[verified]