Since you were able to survive the wasteland alone, I think you're probably quite capable.Talus

Rescue Initiate from the Hub is a side quest in Fallout.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: Rescue Initiate from the Hub
Complete Become an initiate quest and speak to Talus. (optional)
Go to Old Town and kill the guards.
Unlock the door and speak to the initiate.
Report to Talus.
Reward: 1500 XP, weapons/armor

Detailed walkthrough

Jonathan, an initiate from the Brotherhood of Steel, has gotten himself captured in the Hub by Decker, and is imprisoned in Old Town. He's located in a building directly to the right of Old Town entry point, guarded by several rough guards who carry the equivalent of a platoon's worth of firepower. They will shoot on sight and can easily take out a low-level character with minimal effort.

There are a total of four guards inside, one of which carries a combat shotgun. The guards can either be attacked through the front door of the house or shot at through a window on the northern wall of the building.

The initiate is held behind a locked door, which must be lockpicked, in the rear of the building, protecting him from friendly fire. After the initiate is spoken to, return to Lost Hills and speak with Talus to be rewarded.



  • It is possible to simply rescue the initiate straight away, and then talk to Talus about a reward.
  • If Decker is killed before the player character talks to Talus, the dialogue will not appear.

Behind the scenes

Upon entering the ambush house, sometimes one of the thugs will say "Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?". This is a quote from The Joker in the 1989 movie Batman, as played by Jack Nicholson.

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