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FollowersAcknowledgeMyOrder FollowersAcknowledgeMyOrder Neutral 50 I buy that. 1
FollowersFired It's time for us to part ways. Neutral 50 Why does everyone always say that? 2
FollowersFiredNo On second thought, stick with me for a little longer. Neutral 50 What is this, the Hokey Pokey? 3
Yes, I'm sure.
I just think we should right now. Neutral 50 Okay. Then I guess I'll be back at the 188. Maybe digging in some dirt for scrap metal or something. {Guilting.} 4
I'd like you to go back to the Lucky 38 for now.
I do. We'll meet up at the Lucky 38. Neutral 50 Nice! Can I order room service? 5
FollowersHired I think we should travel together. Neutral 50 Let's go make trouble. 6
I think we should travel together. Neutral 50 Ooo. Sorry. Don't want to be a third wheel, you know? 7
FollowersLetsGo Let's get going. Neutral 50 Aw, just when the standing around was getting exciting. {playful, not derisive.} 8
FollowersOverburdened FollowersOverburdened Neutral 50 Hey, I can't really move, now. But I'll follow you in spirit. 9
FollowersTactics Let's talk about your tactics. Neutral 50 Am I punching too much? I get carried away. 10
FollowersTacticsCombat I want you to change your combat style. Neutral 50 My recommendation - more punching. 11
FollowersTacticsCombatAggressive I want you to attack enemies the moment you see them. Neutral 50 You mean like, even more? 12
I want you to attack enemies the moment you see them. Neutral 50 Beats waiting till they shoot me first. 13
FollowersTacticsCombatEND Let's talk about something else. Neutral 50 Yeah. Shake things up a little. 14
FollowersTacticsCombatGOODBYE That's all. Let's get going. Neutral 50 Count me in. 15
FollowersTacticsCombatMelee Switch to a melee weapon. Neutral 50 You mean like this melee weapon right here in my hand at this very second? 16
Switch to a melee weapon. Neutral 50 Yes! Finally. Everything's coming up Veronica. 17
FollowersTacticsCombatPassive I want you not to attack enemies unless I've already engaged them. Neutral 50 I like this plan where you're the decoy. 18
I want you not to attack enemies unless I've already engaged them. Neutral 50 What a coincidence! I've been doing that all this time! {cheerily sarcastic} 19
FollowersTacticsCombatRanged I want you to use ranged weapons. Neutral 50 {Hopeful} Does jumping at them with my fists count as ranged? {Then, dejected} <Sighs> Fine. 20
I want you to use ranged weapons. Neutral 50 Are you talking to me, or a future Veronica who is not already doing that? 21
FollowersTacticsDistance Let's talk about how close you're following me. Neutral 50 What are you saying, exactly? {As though being broken up with, but lightly} 22
FollowersTacticsDistanceDefault Stay close to me. Neutral 50 Hey, now. You're gonna have to buy me dinner first. 23
Stay close to me. Neutral 50 This is as close as I get until you turn into a leggy brunette. 24
Stay close to me. Neutral 50 Sorry. I get distracted. Been scavenging too long. 25
FollowersTacticsDistanceEND Your distance is good. Let's talk about something else. Neutral 50 See? I'm good at stuff. 26
FollowersTacticsDistanceGOODBYE All right, you're good. Let's get out of here. Neutral 50 Good talk. 27
Keep your distance. Try to flank them.
Keep your distance. Neutral 50 They'll never see the haymakers coming. 28
Enough about tactics.
Enough about tactics. Neutral 50 Yeah. Screw them. {Cheerily jumping on the bandwagon.} 29
FollowersTrade Let's trade equipment. Neutral 50 Ooo. Got something good for me? Is it a dress? 30
Let's trade equipment. Neutral 50 You're making me carry the heavy stuff, aren't you? {Accusatory} 31
FollowersWait Wait here. Neutral 50 Shoulda brought something to read... 32
GREETING GREETING Neutral 50 Leave me alone. 33
GREETING Neutral 50 Hey, you got a second? 34
GREETING Neutral 50 I'd slap him around, but he stood at my parents' wedding. 35
Neutral 50 Plus he used to make excuses to get me out of my punishment when I'd slept through Head Scribe Taggart's lectures. Figure I owe him for that. 36
Neutral 50 <Sighs> He means well. 37
GREETING Neutral 50 I'd be angrier with him, but it's hard to stay mad at the guy who taught me how to box when all the other Paladins told me no. 38
Neutral 50 <Sighs> He always does what he feels is right. Usually that's a great quality. 39
GREETING Neutral 50 Let's see what we've got here... Okay, yeah, this is the one I was thinking of. The pulse gun. 40
Neutral 50 Although maybe the rangefinder could work too. And it looks like the NCR was onto some miracle farming technology. 41
GREETING Neutral 50 {Defeated} He wouldn't listen. The truth was right there staring him in the face. How could he not listen? 42
GREETING Neutral 50 {Disbelieving} God. {Then, saddened} I should get used to this, I guess. People get desperate, they turn on each other. First thing to go is trust. 43
Neutral 50 I don't think it's ever gonna be the same for me in there. Knowing no matter what I do, it's gonna end badly. 44
Neutral 50 But they're all I have. {Shaking her head, lost.} 45
GREETING Surprise 35 {Remorseful} God, I did this. This was my fault. Why didn't I see this coming? 46
Anger 30 Of course they'd track me. Of course they'd assume the worst. Sure, I left them. But that didn't mean I'd ever be free of them. 47
Sad 50 I should've known I was beaten before I began. I just... I had to try, you know? 48
GREETING Neutral 50 Well, if there was any question whether I should leave, I guess there's my answer. 49
GREETING Neutral 50 {Horrified} Why did you do that? They were going to let us walk away. Why did you attack them? 50
Neutral 50 I don't care that they started it. What you did was inexcusable. You need to go. 51
GREETING Neutral 50 Clearly you're determined to fight the Brotherhood. Well, you can add my name to your hit list because you're on your own. 52
GREETING Neutral 50 Okay, listen. The Brotherhood... they're not always the friendliest bunch. But I won't stand for you fighting them. 53
Neutral 50 This is your last chance. 54
GREETING Neutral 50 See? Pretty addictive, right? You do it once, it just makes you want to do it more. 55
GREETING Neutral 50 You can't help but notice that the Brotherhood barely exists to these people out here. We're like an urban myth. No real presence on the Outside. 56
Neutral 50 We just don't adapt like we should. Used to be that all you needed to get your way was a suit of power armor and a laser rifle. 57
Neutral 50 Now... people are armed and organized. They're not afraid. But we still stick to our old approach, because it's all we know. 58
GREETING Neutral 50 You know, I've been thinking. The real problem with the Brotherhood is that we isolate ourselves. 59
Neutral 50 Our training is top-notch, our technology gives us an advantage, but when it all comes down to it, we're losing because we shun the outside world. 60
Neutral 50 We always make enemies, never allies. We refuse to recruit outsiders, or see the value in their simpler technologies. 61
GREETING Neutral 50 Hold on. I see something I want to punch. 62
GREETING Neutral 50 No offense, but you look like you've traveled a long way down some bad roads. Where'd you come from? 63
GREETING Neutral 50 Couldn't get enough of talking to me the first time, huh? 64
GREETING Neutral 50 Listen... I want to thank you for helping me out. I'm sorry that... things didn't go like I'd hoped. {Beside herself} 65
Neutral 50 But at least I got the chance to try. At least I know for sure that there was nothing I could do. 66
Neutral 50 Thank you for giving me that chance. 67
GREETING Neutral 50 Wow, Mr. House is looking for you, huh? What do you think he wants? Bowling partner? 68
GREETING Neutral 50 What'd you think of Mr. House? I was surprised he only had the two robot sex slaves. 69
GREETING Neutral 50 That chip of yours... I wouldn't wager it on blackjack. 70
Neutral 50 Unless the dealer has a five or six showing. 71
GREETING Neutral 50 Whole future of New Vegas seems like it's up in the air. Guess I should wait things out before buying a condo in the Ultra-Luxe, huh? 72
GREETING Neutral 50 Hope you're picking the winning side here. Be nice to fight for someone who's gonna be around for a while. 73
GREETING Neutral 50 Next stop, Hoover Dam, huh? When we get there... can we stop by the souvenir shop? Their beaver mascot is just precious. 74
GREETING Neutral 50 What's up? 75
PLAYERFIREWEAPON PLAYER FIRE WEAPON Neutral 50 Am I gonna have to take that away from you? 76
PLAYERINIRONSITES PLAYER IN IRON SITES Neutral 50 Why do we always hurt the ones we care about the most? {wry} 77
PLAYERLAYMINE PLAYER LAY MINE Neutral 50 Careful. Someone could trip on that. {calmly} 78
VDialogueVeronicaAbeBye1 Abraham wanted to say goodbye, and that he's gone North, into ghoul country. Neutral 50 Oh god. He... {sighs} I guess he was lost a long time ago. Even at the end... 80
Abraham wanted to say goodbye, and that he's gone North, into ghoul country. Neutral 50 Still... thanks for bringing word. At least, now I know. 81
VDialogueVeronicaAbeExp1 Abe explained what happened in the Crater, how it healed him. Neutral 50 {Drifting, dismissive} Hmm. Unlikely. He was a little too focused on gears and diodes... tech was the cure-all. 82
VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsg1 VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsg1 Neutral 50 Would you mind if I looked at the message? 83
VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsg2 VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsg2 Neutral 50 Would you mind if I listened to the message? 84
VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsg3 VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsg3 Neutral 50 Would you mind if I looked at the message you found? 85
VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsg4 VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsg4 Neutral 50 Would you mind if I listened to the message you found? 86
VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsgRefuse VDialogueVeronicaAbeMsgRefuse Anger 10 {Irritated} Fine. I guess it doesn't matter anyway, keep it. I won't ask again. 87
VDialogueVeronicaAbeSim1 VDialogueVeronicaAbeSim1 Neutral 50 {Waiting for player to step out of simulator} What was on it? What did he say? 88
VDialogueVeronicaAbeSim2 What did you expect a ghoul to say? Sad 10 {Sadly accepting} Yeah. Yeah. Thought as much. He'd been fading away for a long time. 89
VDialogueVeronicaAccelerator I found the ghoul with the Accelerator you were looking for. Surprise 10 {Surprise, player found someone she thought was dead} You did? Where? Oh my God, I mean... I thought... I don't even know what I thought might have happened to him. 90
I found the ghoul with the Accelerator you were looking for. Neutral 50 {Wary} But... you don't have a "this is good news" expression on your face. 91
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorChokept VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorChokept Sad 20 {Default Choke Node} ...it doesn't matter. He died when we all retreated to Hidden Valley. I didn't expect to see him again, no one did. 92
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorKill I had to kill Monte for it. Neutral 50 You killed him? {Beat} But... 93
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg21 VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg21 Neutral 50 Did he say anything when you met him? Anything...{about me, stops herself} anything at all? 94
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg22 Here's the accelerator. Neutral 50 Where did you get this? 95
Here's the accelerator. Neutral 50 {Wary} Guess I was right about the bad news, huh? Same look Elder McNamara always gave me when I was up for promotion. 96
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg31 You should watch this. Neutral 50 {Given a farewell message} All right, I'll listen to it. 97
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg32 VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg32 Neutral 50 {Given a farewell message} All right, I'll watch it. 98
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg33 VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg33 Sad 20 {Watched a goodbye message, slightly choked up} That was... that was hard to watch. 99
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg34 What did Abraham say to you? Neutral 50 {Confused, a little disoriented} The parts I understood? Didn't matter. Past all the garbage, all it amounted to was goodbye. 100
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg35 VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg35 Pained 10 {Still a little dizzy} Sorry... feel a little out of it. Head's spinning a bit... 101
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg35 Surprise 10 {Surprise, knowledge downloading} Oh. Oh! 102
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorStg35 Sad 10 {Blinking, just gained downloaded defense programs} I think he left me a gift. {Quiet} Maybe I can use it better than he did. 103
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorTrap I trapped Monte in a subway tunnel, that ghoul's not coming back. Neutral 50 Trapped him? Where? 104
VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorTrapChokept VDialogueVeronicaAcceleratorTrapChokept Sad 10 {Trapped only} And I don't like saying this, but the Mojave's safer with him... there. 105
VDialogueVeronicaCraft Could you help me craft something? Neutral 50 Step into my office. 106
VDialogueVeronicaDamOutcomeBranch VDialogueVeronicaDamOutcomeBranch Neutral 50 Not sure what my parents would think of me fighting for the NCR. 107
Neutral 50 But for New Vegas it seemed like this was the best chance at stability. I don't regret it. 108
VDialogueVeronicaDamOutcomeBranch Neutral 50 Never sided with a group of marauders before. But I think the Brotherhood stands a better chance against them than they did against the NCR. 109
Neutral 50 That gives me some hope. 110
VDialogueVeronicaDamOutcomeBranch Neutral 50 For some reason, it warms my heart that we fought for the kooky old geezer. Guess he reminds me of someone. 111
VDialogueVeronicaDamOutcomeBranch Neutral 50 Independent New Vegas. If that isn't redundant, I don't know what is. 112
Neutral 50 But I like its chances. 113
VDialogueVeronicaHVEntranceEstranged VDialogueVeronicaHVEntranceEstranged Neutral 50 Hey. I, uh, I can't go in with you. I'll wait here, okay? 114
VDialogueVeronicaULDressReceived VDialogueVeronicaULDressReceived Neutral 50 <Gasps> For me? Do you mean it? No, no, it's too much! Well, okay. But it's too much! It's perfect. Thank you. Thank you. 115
Neutral 50 I... wish I had something to give you. I- wait! What about punching? That's the gift that keeps on giving. 116
Neutral 50 I could work on your punching with you, if you like. Show you how to counter like a Scribe. 117
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic000 Goodsprings. Neutral 50 Wow, you {emph} have come a long way, then. I've never been there, but I've met some traders who pass that way. 118
Goodsprings. Neutral 50 Well, welcome, then. I'm Veronica. I live in a hole in the ground. 119
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic001 The grave. Neutral 50 Huh. Well, in that case I take it back. You look pretty good, given the circumstances. 120
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic002 I'm not entirely sure. Neutral 50 Yeah, guess the roads must've been long, then, if you forgot where you started from. 121
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic003 None of your business. Neutral 50 That's why I asked. My business is boring. You try trading and scavenging for a living and see if you don't start nosing into other people's affairs. 122
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic004 You live in a hole in the ground? Neutral 50 Well, a bunker, if you want to get technical. I think it sounds more interesting my way. 123
Neutral 50 But I'm not there much anymore. I'm usually out here picking up food and supplies for my family. Whatever they need. 124
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic005 So you just leave your family in the bunker? Neutral 50 Yeah. I'm not worried. They can handle themselves. But somebody has to get the groceries, know what I mean? 125
Neutral 50 And actually these days I think they'd rather have me out here anyway. But that's a whole other story. 126
Neutral 50 So, listen, can I ask you something on the level? 127
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic006 Go ahead. Neutral 50 I had a run-in with this group calling themselves the Brotherhood of Steel. Pretty strange bunch. Do you know anything about them? 128
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic007 I'd rather you didn't. Neutral 50 Forget I said anything, then. 129
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic008 Some other time, maybe. Neutral 50 Sure. It's a small wasteland. I'm sure we'll run into each other again. 130
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic010 I met a group of them in a bunker west of here. Neutral 50 And? 131
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic011 They're usually harmless unless you use advanced technology around them. Neutral 50 Well that shouldn't be a problem for me. I can't afford anything like that. 132
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic012 They're enemies of the NCR. If you know where they are you should turn them in. Neutral 50 Oh my gosh, really? Well, I didn't see where they went, but I'll keep an eye out. Wow, I had no idea they were so dangerous. 133
Neutral 50 Thanks for letting me know. Glad I didn't do any business with them. 134
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic013 They've got the right idea. Neutral 50 Do they? That's a relief. I wasn't so sure, myself. Protecting people from technology seems like a big job for such a small group. 135
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic014 I know who they are but I don't care about their agenda. Neutral 50 Yeah, it's pretty far out, right? Fixating on old technology just doesn't seem very relevant to most people's lives. 136
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic015 Yeah. I know to shoot them on sight. Neutral 50 That bad, huh? Guess I'm lucky I got away with my life. I'll make sure and avoid them from now on. Thanks. 137
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic016 Not really. Neutral 50 That's okay, I wouldn't expect anybody to. I think they tend to keep to themselves. 138
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic017 I killed them all. Surprise 20 God, you're not lying, are you? You really did kill them. {Horrifying realization.} 139
Anger 50 In that case, this is for them. {Spiteful.} 140
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic018 They seemed all right. Neutral 50 You think? Well good, then. That puts me a little more at ease. 141
They seemed all right. Neutral 50 Hey, so where are you headed, anyway? 142
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic019 I'm reserving judgment. Neutral 50 That seems wise. I think I am, too. Although for how much longer, I'm not sure. 143
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic020 I don't care for them. Neutral 50 Not very friendly, are they? 144
Neutral 50 Well, thanks for weighing in. Gives me something to think about. 145
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic021 I've heard they shoot lasers from their eyes. Surprise 15 Wow. I've got to admit, you have completely defied my first impression of you. {amused at idiocy} 146
Happy 35 Eye lasers. I'll be sure and look out for that next time. 147
Happy 15 Any other juicy bits of intel? 148
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic023 The Strip. Neutral 50 Ooo. Very exciting. Gonna strike it rich, huh? 149
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic024 Hoover Dam. Neutral 50 Huh. Just on your way to do a little heavily fortified sightseeing. Kind of a thrillseeker, aren't you? 150
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic025 I just kind of drift from place to place. Neutral 50 Just wherever the wind takes you, huh? I like that. Keeps things interesting. 151
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic026 What's it to you? Neutral 50 I'll be honest. You're the first person I've run across out here that looks like he can really handle himself. 152
What's it to you? Neutral 50 I'll be honest. You're the first person I've run across out here that looks like she can really handle herself. 153
What's it to you? Neutral 50 There are places I've never been to that'd be too dangerous for just me. What do you think? Maybe we could travel together, help each other out. 154
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic027 I go where I'm needed. Neutral 50 Guess we have that in common, then. 155
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic028 Going to see an old friend. Neutral 50 This is quite a journey you're going on, then. Must be an interesting relationship to have brought you all this way. 156
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic029 You don't look like much. What do you bring to the table? Neutral 50 Heh. Good. That's the look I was going for. Trust me on this one, though. You'll be glad you brought me along. 157
Neutral 50 If I turn out to be a burden, we can part ways at any time. No hard feelings. 158
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic030 Where are you hoping to go? Neutral 50 Oh, nowhere in particular, really. Just hoping to see more of the world. Looking for a fresh perspective. 159
Neutral 50 I want to see how different groups have adapted to survive in the Mojave. See if there's something I can learn from. 160
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic031 Okay, let's travel together. Neutral 50 Now you're talking. One thing you should know, first, though. I asked you about the Brotherhood because I'm one of them. 161
Neutral 50 I know, I know. But I had to know how you'd react when I told you. We've made a lot of enemies. 162
Neutral 50 You still okay bringing me along? 163
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic032 I'd like to, but I can't take you with me right now. Neutral 50 Aw, you really know how to make a girl feel like a stray cat. 164
Neutral 50 But okay. My offer stands, if we run into each other again. 165
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic033 Not interested. Neutral 50 Suit yourself. You can always change your mind. 166
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic034 Don't you have a family to feed? Neutral 50 Like I said, they can handle themselves. And I'm not the only one getting supplies for them. It's a big family. 167
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic035 I'm ready to travel with you. Neutral 50 Good. I hoped you'd come around. Shall we? 168
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic037 Actually, I'm more comfortable now that I know you've had some training. Neutral 50 I'm great at punching people. I'm not gonna lie. It's a gift. 169
Actually, I'm more comfortable now that I know you've had some training. Neutral 50 Well, thanks for taking a chance on a naive young girl from California with stars in her eyes and a pneumatic gauntlet on her hand. 170
Neutral 50 Let's hit the road, huh? 171
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic038 As long as you're honest with me from now on. Neutral 50 Sure. Just don't ever ask me if your outfit makes you look fat. 172
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic039 Yes, but you're on a short leash. Neutral 50 Fair enough. Maybe one day I'll have your complete trust, and I can be on a long leash. A girl can dream. 173
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic041 What is it? Neutral 50 The Brotherhood is failing. {Beat} I've always known that. If we don't change course, we're going to fall apart or... fade away. 174
Neutral 50 But until recently I haven't understood where we went wrong, or how to fix it. 175
Neutral 50 I think I need to go home. 176
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic042 Tell me about yourself. Neutral 50 I like long walks in the desert and candle-lit metal workshops. 177
Tell me about yourself. Neutral 50 My favorite subject. 178
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic043 I have questions I wanted to ask you. Neutral 50 He was dead when I got there. 179
I have questions I wanted to ask you. Neutral 50 This better not be about the meaning of life. 180
I have questions I wanted to ask you. Neutral 50 Well, when two people really love each other... you really don't know this stuff yet? 181
I have questions I wanted to ask you. Neutral 50 Ooo, do I get a prize if I answer right? 182
I have questions I wanted to ask you. Neutral 50 I was told we wouldn't be tested on this. 183
I have questions I wanted to ask you. Neutral 50 A lifetime supply of Fancy Lads Snack Cakes, revenge against my enemies, and world peace. In that order. 184
I have questions I wanted to ask you. Neutral 50 {Defensive} I was young and I needed the money. 185
I have questions I wanted to ask you. Neutral 50 It's a free wasteland. 186
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic044 Ever heard of Mr. House before? Neutral 50 Yeah. They say he built the Strip. Of course, they say a lot of things. No one's actually met him. 187
Neutral 50 Me? I think it's a hoax. Probably a group of people who want to avoid attention, or some made-up persona of a self-aware computer. 188
Neutral 50 Why else would he shut himself in like that? 189
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic045 Can you tell me anything about this platinum chip? Neutral 50 Yeah. It's not for poker. 190
Neutral 50 I've never seen anything quite like it, but I can tell you it looks like it was fabricated before the War, and not at a mint. 191
Neutral 50 Some kind of tech... I'm gonna say... mid-2200s. Hold onto it. Might be your lucky chip. 192
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic046 Ever hear of a guy called Benny? Neutral 50 Sure, he's one of the hotel managers on the Strip. He comes up in the news now and then. 193
Neutral 50 Him and the other Chairmen run the Tops. It's one of the nicer hotels, or so I hear. 194
Neutral 50 Elder McNamara wouldn't shell out for a passport for me, so I've actually never been to the Strip. Why do people get so cheap when they get old? 195
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic047 Know anything about New Vegas? Neutral 50 Yep. It's your typical city layout. Rich people in a gated community surrounded by extreme poverty. 196
Neutral 50 House gave the area around the Strip to the locals, but he has no interest in it, so he ignores it entirely. It just needs new management. 197
Neutral 50 I'd love to see the Brotherhood do it, but since the Codex doesn't say "clean up Freeside" no one listens to me. Bunch of sticklers. 198
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic048 What do you think of the NCR? Neutral 50 I'm worried they'll be the death of the Brotherhood. They take what they want. We defend our interests to the death. 199
Neutral 50 But there's a handful of us and tens or hundreds of thousands of them. So it's not going to end well. 200
Neutral 50 Last time we clashed we lost a lot of people. Retreated to our bunker. Now we're afraid to even move around during the day. 201
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic049 Any thoughts about Caesar's Legion? Neutral 50 Silliest dressed band of raping, slaving marauders you'll see east of California, I'll say that. Where's that touch of Old World class? 202
Neutral 50 Although I hear the soldiers mount each other as much as they mount their women, so maybe they did keep a little something from the Empire. 203
Neutral 50 No such privilege for the women, though. Figures. So... to answer your question... they're a bunch of hypocritical jerkwads. {beat} It's a word. 204
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic050 Never mind. Neutral 50 Darn it, I had some spectacular answers coming, too. 205
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic051 Let's keep moving. Neutral 50 Let's. {Pleasantly} 206
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic052 Not now. Neutral 50 Okay. Well, when you do, let me know, all right? 207
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic054 I'll take you back there, first chance I get. Neutral 50 Great. Thanks. Thank you. I'll encourage people to name their non-ugly children after you. Seriously. 208
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic055 Can it wait? Neutral 50 Sure, yeah. Just not too long, okay? I worry about them sometimes. {Not the ideal answer she wanted, but going with it, trying to stay upbeat.} 209
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic056 Why don't you just go back on your own? Neutral 50 Wow, don't everybody volunteer all at once now. 210
Neutral 50 I {emph} could do that. You're not interested in coming along? Hate to break up the band over a silly little thing like the future of everyone I care about. 211
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic057 That's just not important right now. Neutral 50 This from the girl who walked from I-15 to the Colorado River looking for her lost package. 212
That's just not important right now. Neutral 50 This from the guy who walked from I-15 to the Colorado River looking for his lost package. 213
That's just not important right now. Neutral 50 I hope you change your mind. {miffed} 214
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic060 I have things I need to do. You'd better go alone. Neutral 50 Not much for family gatherings, huh? All right, have it your way. 215
Neutral 50 You ever want to look me up again, I'll be in my bunker in Hidden Valley. That's the {emph} luxury bunker. 216
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic061 What now? Neutral 50 I'm not giving up. He wants evidence, but he'll never go looking for it. He's scared I'm right. 217
Neutral 50 He'll never listen unless I hold the proof right in front of his face. 218
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic062 You think the Elder will listen at all? Neutral 50 He's a stubborn old man, but when it comes down to it, he's got our best interests at heart. 219
Neutral 50 If he sees some indisputable sign we're on the wrong course, he won't ignore it. 220
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic063 What could we bring to him that would change his mind? Neutral 50 I don't know. I don't know. We'd need something that shows the Brotherhood will fail. Or that it can do better a different way. 221
Neutral 50 The only thing that'd get his attention is technology. 222
Neutral 50 Huh. Maybe Father Elijah had the right idea. 223
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic064 So what is it you're trying to accomplish? Neutral 50 That's my question to the Elder. All these years, the Brotherhood has collected weapons technology. And for what? 224
Neutral 50 To keep it out of people's hands? That clearly hasn't worked. To defend ourselves? We can't compete with the NCR's numbers. Or the Legion's. 225
Neutral 50 We're fighting a war for a lost cause. If we're going to survive, we have to find a role in society. Attract new members. 226
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic065 How would you propose to do that? Neutral 50 Look at the Followers of the Apocalypse. They use their expertise to improve people's lives. They train them to be self-sufficient. 227
Neutral 50 That expertise cultivates respect and gratitude. Spreads their ideals. Draws talent to their cause. They make friends like we make enemies. 228
Neutral 50 But they don't know a fraction of what we know. If we took on their role, we could stand up to anyone. We wouldn't have to hide. 229
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic066 Father Elijah? Neutral 50 Our Elder before McNamara. He had a nose for recovering lost technology. He'd send Scribes out into the desert chasing whatever leads he found. 230
Neutral 50 There were a few he only trusted me with. I can think of at least one that'd prove my point, if it still exists. 231
Neutral 50 There's a comm terminal not too far from here I'd use to access messages from him. If we go there I can pull up his research on it. 232
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic067 Tell me about the rangefinder. Neutral 50 It's a targeting device for some kind of doomsday weapon based at HELIOS One. It was lost sometime after the War. 233
Neutral 50 We held HELIOS One for a time. Lost a lot of people defending it. Too many. All for this weapon they never got working. 234
Neutral 50 If it turns out to be a dud, it'd show how flawed our goals have been. Father Elijah said he thinks a scavenger might have sold it on the Strip. 235
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic068 Let's head out. Neutral 50 I'm with you. Being around here isn't the same anymore. 236
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic069 Good intentions don't justify marching the Brotherhood to its death. Neutral 50 No, but it does make it easier to forgive him. He's just misguided. 237
Neutral 50 It's not too late to change his mind. 238
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic070 Have you considered that he might be right? Neutral 50 Have {emph} you considered that he might be senile? 239
Neutral 50 The Brotherhood's strategy for survival worked back when we had a larger force, and no organized enemies. 240
Neutral 50 We're a tiny splinter from a shrinking group. We don't take on new members. But we're still picking fights with the big boys. 241
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic071 What's a pulse gun? Neutral 50 Electromagnetic weapon from before the Great War. Experimental. It never saw mass production. 242
Neutral 50 But they were building it as a countermeasure to power armor, which they feared the Chinese were developing. 243
Neutral 50 Supposedly a prototype was being housed at Nellis. Imagine what it could do to the Brotherhood. We'd be on equal footing with any idiot with a gun. 244
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic072 Farming technology? Neutral 50 More or less. Supposedly it's a vegetation enhancer. NCR has a science branch headquartered at McCarran airport. Guess they found something. 245
Neutral 50 Guess somebody wasn't very good at keeping secrets, either. 246
Neutral 50 We'd never pursue it because it's not a weapon. But self-sufficiency is fundamental to us. If it works they'd see the value of an alternate course. 247
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic073 Let's pursue the pulse gun. Neutral 50 Yeah, maybe they'll think twice about engaging the NCR if they know one of those could be floating around. 248
Neutral 50 The notes say to look around Nellis Air Force Base. He suggests going through filing cabinets and computers in the commanding officer's quarters. 249
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic074 The rangefinder sounds promising. Neutral 50 They defended HELIOS like it was their last stand. Didn't even know if there was anything worth defending. How could there be, with all we lost? 250
Neutral 50 Even if it did work, it'd be under NCR control now. So it'd either prove our goals are wrong or we're incapable of pursuing them. 251
Neutral 50 There's a pawn shop in Outer Vegas we could check. And I've heard of a gift shop in the Strip that deals in Pre-War antiques. 252
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic075 We should go after the vegetation technology. Neutral 50 Okay. What better way to persuade them than to give them a taste of what they stand to gain, right? 253
Neutral 50 Maybe the best place to start is to see what we can find out directly from the NCR. Let's head to their OSI office at McCarran. 254
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic079 Let's go find it. Neutral 50 I like the way you think. 255
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic080 There was never any chance. His mind was made up from the start. Neutral 50 I see that now. I thought I knew him better than that. But it was like talking to a stranger. 256
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic081 Maybe if we make a stronger case, he'll change his mind. Neutral 50 No. Our case wouldn't be any stronger if tomorrow they all died when their energy weapons backfired. 257
Neutral 50 I just didn't expect that. There was no getting through to him. 258
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic082 You just weren't very persuasive. Neutral 50 Well I {emph} knew he wouldn't listen to {slight emph} me. That's why we went out of our way to find something that he couldn't ignore. 259
Neutral 50 But it didn't make any difference. 260
You just weren't very persuasive. Neutral 50 How can I help them when they won't accept it? 261
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic083 The rangefinder might be a problem. I reactivated HELIOS One, and it's not powering a weapon. Neutral 50 Ah, hell. Well, how could you know, right? Okay. Two other options still on the table. 262
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic084 Tell me about the Brotherhood of Steel. Neutral 50 It pays like ass, but it's hard to get other work with my skill set. 263
Neutral 50 What do you want to know? 264
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic085 Would someone else listen to you? Neutral 50 It wouldn't matter. The Elder has final say. 265
Would someone else listen to you? Neutral 50 The hell of it is he's one of our most progressive members. If I can't get him to agree, it's hopeless. 266
Would someone else listen to you? Neutral 50 He won't tolerate any resistance. If he catches wind I've been talking to people, he'll charge me with sedition. 267
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic086 Where does that leave you? Neutral 50 I... {beat} I don't know if I can stay. Maybe it'd be better for everyone if I left. Spent my life... somewhere else. {This'd be a big deal for her. First sentence is a revelation.} 268
Neutral 50 Work with the Followers of the Apocalypse, maybe. Put my knowledge to some good use. {Offhand, Not with a lot of hope} 269
Neutral 50 Or I can stay here with the people I care about and do... whatever I can, until it comes to a slow or sudden end. 270
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic087 You should take over. Neutral 50 Ha! Well that's... imaginative. But it's not really for me. 271
Neutral 50 I couldn't get one of their most reasonable members to accept a rational argument. I don't see them coming out in droves to support my coup. 272
Neutral 50 And that's really not what the Brotherhood needs right now anyway. They're hanging by a thread. 273
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic088 What's their purpose? Neutral 50 Ha! Good question. These days it's hard to say. Once upon a time it was about technology. Controlling it so it couldn't destroy us again. 274
Neutral 50 Energy weapons and power armor are usually tops on our list, although {emph} I appreciate anything that's vintage. 275
Neutral 50 But that all seems so limited now. We haven't grown or adapted. And now we're stuck in a hole, not carrying out our mission. 276
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic089 This is your home, and these are your friends. You should stay. Neutral 50 They may be a bunch of wooden conformists, but anything I did without them would feel... empty. 277
Neutral 50 I'd always be reminded of this day. How I wasn't strong enough to stand by them. 278
Neutral 50 So I guess I'll stay. Won't be easy, but at least I won't feel guilty about the choice. 279
This is your home, and these are your friends. You should stay. Neutral 50 Let's get going. I'd like to get my mind off all this. And some fresh air would do me some good right about now. 280
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic090 Leaving now is your only shot at a future. Neutral 50 There's no getting around that, is there? What would my life be like here, knowing what's to come? 281
Neutral 50 They're not going to like this. We're given a chance when we're young to choose whether to stay. If we do, it's supposed to be for life. 282
Neutral 50 But they haven't left me any choice. It's this or a lifetime of scavenging and watching my friends die in losing battles. {beat} I guess it's settled, then. 283
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic091 You're the only one who can make this decision. Neutral 50 Not even a hint, huh? Geez, I really am all alone on this one. {Sad.} 284
Neutral 50 I guess I'll stay. If I left there wouldn't be any coming back. It might be something I'd instantly regret. 285
Neutral 50 Things are going to get harder for the Brotherhood before they get easier. I should support them in whatever way I can. 286
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic092 How did you get to be a member? Neutral 50 More sexual favors than I can even count. I am still tired from it. 287
Neutral 50 No, actually, you're born into it. My parents, their parents, so on. When you're young you can choose to leave. But it's home, so most people don't. 288
Neutral 50 We don't take on new members, really. You can do the math on our long-term prospects based on that point. I keep hoping we'll change that. 289
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic093 What do you do for them? Neutral 50 I'm a procurement specialist. Like I said, it's basically grocery shopping. Except sometimes the groceries are scavenged parts and arcane technology. 290
Neutral 50 The elder who brought us to the Mojave, Father Elijah, usually had me looking for these old memory units. But he'd never tell me what they were for. 291
Neutral 50 Nowadays I'm usually sent to do business with traders at places like the 188. But sometimes I think it's just to keep me out of everyone's hair. 292
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic094 Do you like being a member? Neutral 50 I know sometimes I sound like I don't. I know. But there's something that still rings true to me about our code. 293
Neutral 50 There's an honor to it. We're protecting people. Even if it's from themselves, it's a good cause. 294
Neutral 50 We just lose sight of the big picture sometimes. Treat all our practices with the same sacredness. 295
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic095 What's the Codex? Neutral 50 Ah, the Codex. If it's in there, we have to abide it, if it's not, it's not important. {She has a love-hate relationship with the Codex.} 296
Neutral 50 It documents our history, too. Part of what Scribes like me do is update it. Hmm... I wonder... 297
Neutral 50 Nah, they'd probably catch it if I rewrote the Founder's axioms. 298
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic096 Does the Brotherhood protect people from raiders or other threats? Neutral 50 No, no. We only protect people from {emph} themselves, and only in the sense that we don't let them have the really good Pre-War toys. 299
Neutral 50 And sometimes it's more like we protect {emph} ourselves from {emph} them and hope to outlive them and become humanity's sole heirs. 300
Neutral 50 We've had people go rogue, though, and start helping people. One chapter had a small civil war over it. We take our isolationism seriously. 301
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic097 How do you feel about the other members? Neutral 50 I called them family before. That's not far off. Both the good and the bad. It's like a big unending family reunion in that bunker. 302
Neutral 50 There's people you love, people you'll never speak to again, and it's always awkward when you run into someone you used to date. 303
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic098 Who is Father Elijah? Neutral 50 He was our Elder when we came East. A wizard with technology, really. His mind just worked that way naturally. Learned a lot from him. 304
Neutral 50 But he started having disagreements with the other Elders. The Brotherhood's interest is in old technology. He wanted to explore developing new tech. 305
Neutral 50 And there were other ways he wanted to push. Other weapons. Ones with ethics questions attached. Rather than deal with him, they sent him East. 306
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic099 How can I best use your skills? Neutral 50 I like punching things, but sometimes shooting things just has to do. 307
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic100 I had another question. Neutral 50 {"Go ahead and ask."} Shoot. 308
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic101 I wanted to talk about the technology we're looking for. Neutral 50 What are your thoughts? 309
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic102 Never mind. Neutral 50 Okay, I won't! {cheerily} 310
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic103 Power armor and laser rifles are still effective. Neutral 50 Yeah, but only if you've got bodies to fill the suits. We don't take on new members. We're all descendents from the original Brotherhood. 311
Neutral 50 Something's going to have to change, or the empty suits are gonna be all that's left of us. 312
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic104 The Brotherhood is living in the past. Eventually they'll have to change. Neutral 50 I think you're right. We're getting desperate. Hardly enough people to sustain ourselves as a chapter. They'll see the light, sooner or later. 313
Neutral 50 But I get the feeling if I don't take matters into my own hands, the change won't come in time to make a difference. 314
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic105 If it's worked for this long, there must be something redeemable about their beliefs. Have faith. Neutral 50 Wow, you sound like Elder McNamara. I {slight emph} know I should. Hell, it's what I signed up for when I chose to stay into adulthood. 315
Neutral 50 I know there's something worth saving in there. But we're in decline. Our membership is... decimated. There's got to be something we can do. 316
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic106 None of that is going to change. It's part of the Brotherhood's identity. Neutral 50 I know the odds aren't good, but I've gotta try. I can't lose them. 317
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic107 Why don't you do something about it? Neutral 50 I don't know. I'm still thinking about what kind of role we could take on that would give us the best chance of survival. 318
Neutral 50 But I think things are starting to come together. 319
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic108 The Brotherhood has to isolate itself. Its knowledge is dangerous. Neutral 50 Sure, but how long before the NCR or Caesar's Legion track us down and take it by force anyway? 320
Neutral 50 But if we recruited Knights from outside the group, maybe we could actually defend it. 321
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic109 Are you still going to travel with me? Neutral 50 Yeah. I've got the rest of my life to help them out. I can spare a little while to see things through with you. 322
Are you still going to travel with me? Neutral 50 {Smiling} Sure. I want to establish a connection with the Followers first, but as far as I know, drifting is part of the job description. 323
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic110 It's not too late to change your mind. Neutral 50 No, I think it is. I have to be resolved about this. If I waver, it'll just make things harder. 324
Neutral 50 They need me and I'm not going to abandon them. 325
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic111 Will they take you back after you killed these people? Neutral 50 I think so. Two things the Brotherhood has a lot of - hardheads and lasers. Wouldn't be the first time a disagreement ended like this. 326
Neutral 50 Plus... we killed all the witnesses. 327
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic112 Come on. Let's get out of here. Neutral 50 {Somber} Good idea. 328
Come on. Let's get out of here. Neutral 50 I think that'd be best. There's a Followers outpost up near one of my old scavenging grounds. Used to do some trading with a doctor there. 329
Neutral 50 If I work out of there, I'll still be able to keep tabs on Hidden Valley if I needed to. I know that route like the back of my hand. 330
Neutral 50 If it's all right, I'd like to head that way. Meet some people, see if I can be of any use. 331
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic113 You're sure you're okay leaving them behind? Neutral 50 Yeah. I think if I stayed I'd end up causing trouble. Sometimes I just can't help myself. 332
Neutral 50 This way is better for me and for them. 333
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic114 Maybe you should've stayed at Hidden Valley. Neutral 50 Well, I shouldn't have come within a mile of here. I know that. {Beat} These poor people. 334
Neutral 50 Seems like either way, there's not much I can do to help anyone. 335
Neutral 50 I think maybe it's safer if I don't try. 336
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic115 You don't control the people who did this. Neutral 50 {Not taking comfort} No... I don't, do I? If I did, none of this would've happened. 337
Neutral 50 I should've left a long time ago. Cut my losses before it came to this. 338
Neutral 50 I never stood a chance. 339
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic116 These people are dead because you were careless and selfish. Neutral 50 {Sad, peeved} Isn't that what I just said? I know I'm responsible. 340
Neutral 50 I was just trying to put it all behind me. Find someplace where what I do would actually have some influence. 341
Neutral 50 I should've expected this, though. Different story, same ending. 342
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic117 You can just join the Followers somewhere else. Neutral 50 No. Not a chance in hell. I'm not risking this happening again. 343
Neutral 50 I'm gonna have to keep to myself. Better that way. For everyone. 344
Neutral 50 I'll still finish what I started with you, though. If you're not afraid, that is. I'll just try not to get too caught up in it all. 345
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic118 Who are the Followers of the Apocalypse? Neutral 50 Okay, so take the Brotherhood. Replace their knowledge of superweapons with half as much knowledge of medicine and farming. 346
Neutral 50 Sprinkle in a little compassion for people outside their group and healthy disrespect for authority, and voila. Followers. 347
Neutral 50 I never really considered joining before. But now that I think about it, it really sounds like it could be a good fit, doesn't it? 348
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic119 What are your goals? Neutral 50 I want... a dress. 349
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic120 Who was this Father Elijah to you? Neutral 50 I would say he was my tutor, but that doesn't cover it. 350
Neutral 50 After my parents passed, he looked after me. The whole Brotherhood brought me up, really, but he made sure of it. 351
Neutral 50 I never had a grandfather - not that I knew, anyway - but Elijah was in some ways what I'd imagine a grandfather to be. 352
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic121 Do you have any other family in the Brotherhood? Neutral 50 Just my parents, but they haven't been around for a long time. Dad was a Paladin, Mom was a Scribe. 353
Neutral 50 They died in the same battle trying to hold off the NCR from... something. I don't remember what it was. Guess it seemed important at the time. 354
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic122 Are you well respected among other members of the Brotherhood? Neutral 50 If you take trying to keep me as far away from Hidden Valley as possible because I ask too many difficult questions as a sign of respect, {"absolutely"} oh yeah. 355
Neutral 50 That's not to say I don't get along with them. I just think they don't know what to do with me sometimes. 356
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic123 A dress? Neutral 50 Yeah! A good one. Something elegant and classy, you know? But still stylish. 357
Neutral 50 Something that's eye-catching and sexy, but also says "don't fuck with me." 358
Neutral 50 I keep hoping I'll come across some Old World designer gown when I'm scavenging, but it never happens. Maybe I should move back to California. 359
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic124 Tell me something else about you. Neutral 50 Can I make it up? 360
Tell me something else about you. Neutral 50 Like what? 361
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic125 That's your goal? You want a nice dress? Neutral 50 Hey, you try getting a date wearing Scribe robes. Might as well be wearing sweatpants. 362
Neutral 50 I just like 'em, you know? They make you feel like a woman. Those ladies before the War, they knew what they were doing. 363
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic126 Where is he now? Neutral 50 I don't know. Last time anyone saw him was in the battle at HELIOS One. I wasn't there. 364
Neutral 50 He gave orders to hold the plant until it could be reactivated. But he ran out of time. The NCR overran it. Everyone thought he was dead. 365
Neutral 50 But I got a note from him at a comm station. That's... how he liked to talk, even to me. He wasn't good at face-to-face. 366
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic127 Were you close? Neutral 50 Yeah. I miss him. 367
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic128 What did you learn from him? Neutral 50 Elijah could look at an old device and immediately understand what made it work. And he could see its potential. Where it fit with other technology. 368
Neutral 50 It's not something you can teach, but he tried with me. {Shrugging} Some of it stuck. 369
Neutral 50 But that's what he taught me. You asked what I {emph} learned from him. 370
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic129 Let's talk about something else. Neutral 50 {Elongate the 'o'} Okay. 371
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic130 How is that different? What did you learn from him? Neutral 50 I learned what I don't want to become. 372
Neutral 50 In the end, there was just him and his vision. Nothing and no one else. 373
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic131 What was in the note? Neutral 50 It was... strange. Even for Father Elijah. He's always been unstable, but this was... something else. 374
Neutral 50 I don't want to say delusional, but I don't know what else to call it. The only thing familiar about it was the signature. 375
Neutral 50 He said the Brotherhood was doomed, but that he'd return, save us. But the {emph} way he said it... I don't know... 376
Fear 10 {Skeptical, but ominous} Said he'd return with one of the greatest treasures of the Old World, make the Mojave like it was meant to be... wipe the slate clean. 377
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic132 Did you follow him from California? Neutral 50 It was by his request, actually. He cleared it with the other Elders. {To herself} Somehow. {Veronica says the last part to herself b/c she doesn't understand how Elijah was able to convince the Elders (he tricked them).} 378
Neutral 50 They sent him to look into the Dam. There was a time when I'd have begged to follow. Watch him at work. 379
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic133 What changed? Neutral 50 {Emph} He did. For years, he fought with the Council. Taught me to question our direction. Meanwhile he'd become more out-of-touch than all of them. 380
Neutral 50 On our way East he demanded we stop at HELIOS One to examine it. While we were there, we received word that the NCR had taken the Dam. 381
Neutral 50 He was furious. Called it "children playing with a bomb." But he was mad because we'd lost its power. What we'd use it for... he didn't even care. 382
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic134 Ever try to talk sense into him? Neutral 50 {Sadly} Yeah, I did. I couldn't help him. 383
Neutral 50 {Slight frustration} He just didn't listen. And the idea that people talked {emp} back to him... 384
Neutral 50 {Sighs} If he could have made the Brotherhood act like machines, ordering them around with a push of a button, he would have. 385
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic135 How is that different from how any other Elder would've reacted? Neutral 50 They're cautious. When they discover something, they respect it, learn its limits, consider how to preserve it. Used to drive Father Elijah crazy. 386
Neutral 50 He liked to learn limits, too, but only so he could push them. 387
Neutral 50 That's not to excuse the other Elders, though. They all covet technology for its own sake. Some are just more fanatical than others. 388
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic136 Why is the Brotherhood interested in Nevada? Neutral 50 It was the Dam, really. We'd heard rumors it was working. Figured we could claim it, put it to use. 389
Neutral 50 {Putting it delicately} And... it may also have been partly that our Elder at the time had worn out his welcome. 390
Neutral 50 Didn't end up mattering. We got sidetracked at HELIOS One and the NCR took the Dam in the meantime. We're still after it, though. In theory. 391
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic137 Ever been in love? Happy 50 {Playful} Ever been nosy? 392
Happy 15 {Sincere} I was, once. We were pretty young, but I like to think it was love. 393
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic138 What happened? Neutral 50 She left the Brotherhood. Wanted to put some distance between herself and her parents. 394
Neutral 50 Since our membership isn't open to outsiders, some members think that obligates all of us to procreate. 395
Neutral 50 You can guess which camp her parents belonged to. 396
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic139 You didn't go with her? Neutral 50 No. Couldn't bring myself to leave everyone else behind. Couldn't convince her to stay, either. 397
Neutral 50 I'd hoped love would be enough to influence her decision, but it wasn't. We were both too stubborn. 398
Neutral 50 I don't know where she is now, but I'm sure she's moved on. I still think about her, though. Once in a while. 399
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic140 I want to discuss other things. Neutral 50 Ooo. Got any juicy gossip? 400
I want to discuss other things. Neutral 50 {Pleasant} Sure. 401
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic141 Sure, teach me. Neutral 50 All right, put 'em up. Let's see what you got. 402
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic142 Not right now. Neutral 50 You sure? Some other time, then. 403
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic143 Anything else? Neutral 50 Yeah. I've been taking things apart and putting them back together since before I said my first word. 404
Neutral 50 You want to build something, talk to me, and we can do it right there on the spot. Workbenches are for novices. 405
Neutral 50 Who knows, I might even be able to show you a Brotherhood trick or two. 406
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic144 Is there someplace you wanted me to take you? Neutral 50 Nowhere specific. I just know there are a lot of groups who're actually doing well for themselves out here. 407
Neutral 50 I want to understand how and why. See them at work. 408
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic145 Okay. Neutral 50 Don't take too long, all right? 409
VDialogueVeronicaVeronicaTopic146 I changed my mind. I'm not going inside, either. Neutral 50 Thanks. Wasn't wild about sticking around here on my own. 410
VEndingVeronica VEndingVeronica Neutral 50 {Narration} At odds with leadership over the Brotherhood's future, Veronica looked to the Mojave Wasteland for an answer both she and they could live with. 411
Neutral 50 {Narration} But the answer would never come, and the dangers of the world that had left the Brotherhood of Steel behind would eventually claim her life. 412
VEndingVeronica Neutral 50 {Narration} Hoping to lead the Mojave Brotherhood down a new path, Veronica sought to learn from the thriving cultures of the desert. 413
Neutral 50 {Narration} Absent a firm solution, Veronica's expression of frustration with Brotherhood leadership would lead to her banishment. 414
Neutral 50 {Narration} She ended her days a wandering tinker. 415
VEndingVeronica Neutral 50 {Narration} Despite her departure from the group, the Brotherhood's peace treaty with NCR came as some relief to Veronica. 416
Neutral 50 {Narration} Though she remained friendly with surface patrols, she was never again permitted to enter the bunker she once called home. 417
Neutral 50 {Narration} Fearing for the safety of anyone she associated with, she continued her solitary life as a scavenger. 418
Neutral 50 {Narration} But reports would emerge from Mojave scientists and social workers of old equipment miraculously repaired and research notes mysteriously completed. 419
VEndingVeronica Neutral 50 {Narration} Though she'd seen the writing on the wall, the destruction of the Mojave Brotherhood came far more suddenly than Veronica had expected. 420
Neutral 50 {Narration} The news devastated her. Despite her best efforts to leave her past behind, she found herself compelled to make one final journey to Hidden Valley. 421
Neutral 50 {Narration} There, she paid her last respects to the only family she had ever known. 422
VEndingVeronica Neutral 50 {Narration} The Brotherhood's open aggression along the New Vegas highways troubled Veronica greatly. 423
Neutral 50 {Narration} Nevertheless, it removed all doubt from her mind that in leaving them she had made the right choice. 424
Neutral 50 {Narration} Eventually she would take to the road, less in hopes of finding a new home than of leaving memories of the old one behind her. 425
VEndingVeronica Neutral 50 {Narration} The peace with NCR served to ease Veronica's worries about the Brotherhood's immediate future. 426
Neutral 50 {Narration} Still, a distance had arisen between her and her fellow members that would never be bridged. 427
Neutral 50 {Narration} She began secluding herself in crumbling libraries of the Old World, learning of promising technologies she knew the Brotherhood would never adopt. 428
VEndingVeronica Neutral 50 {Narration} The death of the Mojave Brotherhood came much too soon for Veronica, and in their absence, she felt truly lost. 429
Neutral 50 {Narration} Yet in its wake, she took small comfort in her decision to remain by their side through their few remaining days. 430
VEndingVeronica Neutral 50 {Narration} Veronica put her moral sensibilities aside and supported the Brotherhood's new campaign of aggression as best she could. 431
Neutral 50 Yet deep down, she understood that it meant their end would surely be soon to follow. 432


GOODBYE Goodbye. Neutral 50 See you around. 433
HELLO Hello Neutral 50 Lookin' sharp, Ramos. 434
Hello Neutral 50 Hey, Ramos. 435
Hello Neutral 50 Heya Torres.{TOR-ez} 436
Hello Neutral 50 How's the ol' cage treating you, Torres?{TOR-ez} 437
Hello Neutral 50 Still breakin' hearts there, I see, Scribe Schuler. 438
Hello Neutral 50 How are you, Scribe Schuler? 439
Hello Neutral 50 I can hardly notice that lazy eye anymore, Watkins. 440
Hello Neutral 50 {Rolling her eyes} Watkins. 441
Hello Neutral 50 Don't work too hard there, Ibsen. 442
Hello Neutral 50 You look tired, Ibsen. 443
Hello Neutral 50 Scribe Taggart! It's your favorite student.{She's not.} 444
Hello Neutral 50 {Flattering} Hey Scribe Taggart! Did you get some sun? 445
Hello Neutral 50 Hardin. 446
Hello Neutral 50 Hey! How ya been? 447
Hello Neutral 50 Long time, no see! 448
Hello Neutral 50 Hey! {A warm greeting} 449
HVVeronicaEnter HVVeronicaEnter Neutral 50 I'd like a large Atomic Shake and a double Brahmin burger. And easy on the {uh-GAW-vee} agave sauce this time. 450
HVVeronicaEnter Neutral 50 I know where you live {RAY-mos} Ramos. Open up. 451
HVVeronicaEnterIntro HVVeronicaEnterIntro Neutral 50 Hold on, I've got this. 452
VDialogueVeronicaARCHIMEDESIIReact VDialogueVeronicaARCHIMEDESIIReact Neutral 50 You think that did it? Maybe we should test the rangefinder outside. 453
VDialogueVeronicaARCHIMEDESIITestReact VDialogueVeronicaARCHIMEDESIITestReact Neutral 50 Uh... yeah. I guess it works. {Awestruck, understating.} 454
VDialogueVeronicaBoSDamReact VDialogueVeronicaBoSDamReact Neutral 50 Oh, God, I don't know if I can do this. {About to fight her friends.} 455
VDialogueVeronicaBoSDamReact Neutral 50 Hey, the gang's all here! {Then, sincerely} Let's give the Mojave something to remember us by. {Seeing old friends.} 456
VDialogueVeronicaBoSDamReact Neutral 50 I never thought I'd see you again. I'm glad you're here. {Moved.} 457
VDialogueVeronicaBoSDamReact Neutral 50 Hey, the gang's all here! {Seeing old friends.} 458
VDialogueVeronicaBoSThreatReact VDialogueVeronicaBoSThreatReact Neutral 50 Sorry about that. Just because I love them doesn't mean some of them aren't assholes. 459
VDialogueVeronicaCodexReact VDialogueVeronicaCodexReact Neutral 50 Uh... you were kidding just now when you said that thing about the Codex, right? 460
VDialogueVeronicaDressAcquire VDialogueVeronicaDressAcquire Neutral 50 Hey, a dress! Thank you! I'm totally trying this on later. 461
VDialogueVeronicaDressAcquire Neutral 50 Aw, you shouldn't have! It's just my taste. Thank you. 462
VDialogueVeronicaEuclidReaction VDialogueVeronicaEuclidReaction Neutral 50 Wow. Good thing the safety was on. 463
VDialogueVeronicaFarmTechReact VDialogueVeronicaFarmTechReact Neutral 50 See? Just because it doesn't shoot lasers doesn't mean it's not worth looking into. We could do amazing things with this data. 464
VDialogueVeronicaGiftShopReact VDialogueVeronicaGiftShopReact Neutral 50 I don't like the sound of this. Hope that collar isn't what I think it is. What did you do, Elijah? 465
VDialogueVeronicaPulseGunReact VDialogueVeronicaPulseGunReact Neutral 50 Huh. Figured it'd have more buttons and dials and stuff, you know? Oh, well. It's still the electronic equivalent of a disease from Gomorrah. 466
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 He's got no resources but a decent cause. We've got plenty of resources and a totally lost cause. 467
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 No power armor. No energy weapons. And they're giving the NCR more trouble than we ever did. 468
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 Ordinary guys with knives and bullets, and they're taking over Nevada. 469
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 There's a lot more troops here than we thought. No wonder we couldn't hold HELIOS One. 470
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 A bunch of shut-ins who scorn outsiders and hold technology over them. Gee, where have I heard that one before? 471
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 Can't help but be impressed with what they're doing here. 472
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 Even the stupid NCR is investing in new research. We're getting left in the dust. 473
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 Leading his people to a new land with big dreams and a clean slate. Makes me think of my old mentor. 474
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 Holy hell, that's a lot of energy weapons. Guess we dropped the ball on that one. 475
VDialogueVeronicaQuestReact Neutral 50 {DO NOT RECORD - scripting fall-through node.} 476
VDialogueVeronicaULDressAcquire VDialogueVeronicaULDressAcquire Neutral 50 <Gasps> For me? Do you mean it? No, it's too much! Well, okay. But it's too much! It's perfect. Thank you. Thank you. {Genuinely touched.} 477
VDialogueVeronicaULDressReact VDialogueVeronicaULDressReact Neutral 50 Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God! Look what they're wearing! I've only seen dresses like those in my dreams. And even then I couldn't afford them. 478
VMS49ElderDiscussion1 VMS49ElderDiscussion1 Neutral 50 We'll know in a second. I wanted to talk to you. 479
VMS49ElderDiscussion1 Neutral 50 Yes, goddamn it, it is. But you're going to hear me out this time. 480
VMS49ElderDiscussion1 Neutral 50 The things I've seen now. Other groups succeeding where we fail. It's not too late for us. 481
VMS49ElderDiscussion1 Neutral 50 Waiting in a hole for everyone else to die. 482
VMS49ElderDiscussion1 Neutral 50 This is a dead end for us. 483
VMS49ElderDiscussion1 Neutral 50 How could you? You're too scared to look. 484
VMS49ElderDiscussion1 Neutral 50 Let's go. We're wasting our time. 485
VMS49ElderDiscussion2Conclusion VMS49ElderDiscussion2Conclusion Anger 50 A bunch of closed-minded bullshit. 486
VMS49ElderDiscussion2Conclusion Anger 50 But- 487
VMS49ElderDiscussion2Conclusion Fear 50 Give it a chance. For me. I can't stay here and watch us waste away. 488
VMS49ElderDiscussion2Conclusion Sad 50 {Softly, a last-ditch argument} We'll die out. 489
VMS49ElderDiscussion2Conclusion Anger 50 Come on. I can't listen to this anymore. 490
VMS49ElderDiscussion2HELIOS VMS49ElderDiscussion2HELIOS Neutral 50 We unlocked the secret of HELIOS One. 491
VMS49ElderDiscussion2HELIOS Neutral 50 No. It's not. ARCHIMEDES II is an orbital laser. Effective only outdoors in a limited radius and requiring a long recharge. 492
VMS49ElderDiscussion2HELIOS Neutral 50 They'd be marginally more effective. We lost most of the chapter defending glorified artillery. 493
VMS49ElderDiscussion2HELIOS Neutral 50 And nearly died for it. Tomorrow you'd do it all over again, having learned nothing. 494
VMS49ElderDiscussion2HELIOS Neutral 50 I'm trying to open your eyes. 495
VMS49ElderDiscussion2HELIOS Neutral 50 We need to engage the outside world. We can't win without new recruits. 496
VMS49ElderDiscussion2Intro VMS49ElderDiscussion2Intro Happy 50 I brought you a present. 497
VMS49ElderDiscussion2V22 VMS49ElderDiscussion2V22 Neutral 50 This disk has secrets to breeding plants that can thrive in the wasteland. 498
VMS49ElderDiscussion2V22 Fear 15 Think about it. No more trading guns for food. Total self-sufficiency. It's what we always wanted. 499
VMS49ElderDiscussion2V22 Anger 50 {argumentative} Yes it will. If we feed people, they'll support us. They'll join us. 500
VMS49ElderDiscussion2V34 VMS49ElderDiscussion2V34 Neutral 50 We found a gun that disables power armor. One of these could defeat the whole Brotherhood. 501
VMS49ElderDiscussion2V34 Neutral 50 We have to stop limiting our focus to military technology. It won't save us. 502
VMS49ElderDiscussion2V34 Neutral 50 That's not the point. Technology won't win our wars. We need numbers. New recruits. 503
VMS49HardinDiscussion1 VMS49HardinDiscussion1 Neutral 50 Hardin. Er, {Correcting herself} Elder. I know why we're failing. 504
VMS49HardinDiscussion1 Neutral 50 As long as we hide in here, ignoring the outside, our days are numbered. 505
VMS49HardinDiscussion1 Neutral 50 {Skeptical} You do? 506
VMS49HardinDiscussion1 Neutral 50 {Disbelieving} Strike? That's how we got into this problem in the first place. We can't beat these armies. 507
VMS49HardinDiscussion1 Neutral 50 And the loss of HELIOS One says things are different now. 508
VMS49HardinDiscussion1 Neutral 50 {Finishing someone else's sentence} Our arrogance would still have been our downfall. 509
VMS49HardinDiscussion1 Neutral 50 Maybe it's time you start looking forward. 510
VMS49HardinDiscussion1 Neutral 50 Let's go. We're wasting our time. 511
VMS49OutpostMassacreReact VMS49OutpostMassacreReact Neutral 50 {Horrified disbelief} Oh no. {Quickly} No, no, no, no, no, no. 512


AcceptYield AcceptYield Neutral 50 That's more like it. {Yeah that's what I thought, mofo} 513
ArmorIneffective ArmorIneffective Neutral 50 Got any armor with less holes in it for me? 514
ArmorIneffective Neutral 50 What am I wearing? Cardboard? 515
Assault Assault Neutral 50 {emph} Big mistake. {Threatening.} 516
Attack Attack Neutral 50 Come on! {taunt} 517
Attack Neutral 50 For the Brotherhood. {through gritted teeth, mostly to herself} 518
AvoidThreat AvoidThreat Neutral 50 Whoa! {Look out!} 519
AvoidThreat Neutral 50 Abandon ship! {Look out!} 520
AvoidThreat Neutral 50 Look out! 521
Crippled Crippled Neutral 50 {Critically Injured} I'm gonna need some new limbs. 522
Death Death Neutral 50 {Death Noise 1} 523
FireExplosive FireExplosive Neutral 50 It's gonna blow! 524
FireExplosive Neutral 50 Mind the explosion! 525
Flee Flee Neutral 50 We're overwhelmed! 526
Flee Neutral 50 We've gotta run! 527
GuardTrespass GuardTrespass Neutral 50 Uh uh. I don't think so. 528
HealthQuarter HealthQuarter Neutral 50 {Dying} Do me a favor. Make sure they bury me in a nice dress. 529
HealthQuarter Neutral 50 {Dying} I knew I should've been an actress. 530
HealthQuarter Neutral 50 {Dying} If I die... take care of my salvage. 531
HealthQuarter Neutral 50 {Dying} It's getting... dark. 532
HealthQuarter Neutral 50 {Dying} I'm not doing so well here. 533
Murder Murder Neutral 50 Hey! That's not okay. 534
Murder Neutral 50 What are you doing? {pissed, can't believe it} 535
MurderNoCrime MurderNoCrime Neutral 50 Easy come, easy go. 536
MurderNoCrime Neutral 50 Yup. Definitely dead. 537
NoAmmo NoAmmo Neutral 50 Spare some ammo? 538
Poisoned Poison Neutral 50 I'm getting... woozy. 539
Steal Steal Neutral 50 Hey! I need that for stuff! 540
Steal Neutral 50 Come on. At least steal from a mean person. 541
UsedDoctorBag UsedDoctorBag Neutral 50 That's better. Maybe I should've been a surgeon. 542
Wake Wake Neutral 50 {Waking up} What'd I miss? 543
WeaponBroke WeaponBroke Neutral 50 Weapon's busted. 544
WeaponBroke Neutral 50 Can't use this anymore. 545
WeaponBroke Neutral 50 Need a new weapon. 546
WeaponIneffective WeaponIneffective Neutral 50 Might as well be throwing rocks. 547
WeaponIneffective Neutral 50 You got a bigger gun I can borrow? 548
WeaponIneffective Neutral 50 I'm not even making a dent with this. 549


AlertIdle AlertIdle Neutral 50 Got my eyes peeled. 550
AlertIdle Neutral 50 Still looking. 551
AlertIdle Neutral 50 Hmm. 552
AlertToCombat AlertToCombat Neutral 50 Over here! 553
AlertToCombat Neutral 50 Gotcha! 554
AlertToCombat Neutral 50 Hey! 555
AlertToNormal AlertToNormal Neutral 50 Meh. 556
AlertToNormal Neutral 50 Ah, forget it. 557
AlertToNormal Neutral 50 I worry too much. 558
CombatToLost CombatToLost Neutral 50 Lost 'em. 559
CombatToLost Neutral 50 Where the hell? 560
CombatToLost Neutral 50 Hey! Come out and fight! 561
CombatToNormal CombatToNormal Neutral 50 Whew. 562
CombatToNormal Neutral 50 I've had worse. 563
CombatToNormal Neutral 50 That's enough of that. 564
LostIdle LostIdle Neutral 50 Still nothing... 565
LostIdle Neutral 50 Uh... {searching} 566
LostIdle Neutral 50 Not seeing anything... 567
LostToCombat LostToCombat Neutral 50 Oh! There we go! {like you found the right piece in a jigsaw puzzle} 568
LostToCombat Neutral 50 Busted! 569
LostToCombat Neutral 50 Found 'em! 570
LostToNormal LostToNormal Neutral 50 I give up. 571
LostToNormal Neutral 50 Probably die of natural causes eventually anyway. 572
LostToNormal Neutral 50 Ah, screw it. 573
NormalToAlert NormalToAlert Neutral 50 {Hushed} Hey. Something's there. 574
NormalToAlert Neutral 50 You hear that? 575
NormalToAlert Neutral 50 Huh? {What was that?} 576
NormalToCombat StartCombat Neutral 50 Hey! {calling out, pissed} 577
StartCombat Neutral 50 Trouble. {warning} 578
StartCombat Neutral 50 Uh oh. {warning} 579