Furthermore, Piper was responsible for exposing a caravan cartel for driving up food prices in Diamond City. The cartel retaliated by poisoning her drink at the Dugout Inn, but she managed to purge the poison by drinking moonshine and had several members of the cartel arrested. Her investigation into irradiated drinking water at Bunker Hill led her to discover that the culprits were Children of Atom cultists. Threatened with execution, Piper tricked the cultists into believing she had a vision from Atom. After the cult inducted her as a member, she managed to sneak away and send Bunker Hill security to deal with the cultists.
Piper can be caught talking to Nick Valentine about "one of his clients" as Nick refers to you, as after hearing this conversation, Piper will say, "Speak of the devil him/herself." This will only occur if the Sole Survivor is romanced to somebody besides Piper.
Piper's article The Synthetic Truth, which correctly identifies Mayor McDonough as a synth, causes Alana Secord of the Synth Retention Bureau to disavow him. This is likely the cause of the quest In Sheep's Clothing.
Piper's terminal in Public Occurences contains every available article depending on how far the player is into the main quest line. It also contains reader complaints on how her articles are always negative and just trying to drum up fear for increased sales or how the Wall doesn't contribute anything to Diamond City's safety. To every complaint, there is a published response for the public and a personal response which she keeps to herself. There also anonymous messages that are sent to Publick Occurrences for advice on a certain situation. Every one of these messages are responded to by Piper herself. Some of these situations include letting their child go and live their own life, talking to girls, and how to handle stress. One of the message's writers says that they are lonely and even asks Piper out on a date, but she declined.
Piper had been arrested by Diamond City security so many times that, up until recently, Diamond City's jail had been called the "Piper Suite".
The inspiration for Piper's name may come from a play-on-words of "paper write".
In the Creation Kit, the road goggles have the Editor ID ClothesPiperGoggles. As this is the same naming convention used in the rest of her outfit red leather trench coat and press cap it's possible she was initially meant to wear the goggles with the rest of her outfit. Some concept art supports this, although she is only ever seen wearing them pushed up on her forehead.
In her concept art it appears Piper would have had shorter hair. She also would have worn a fedora rather than her reporter cap. One other concept design shows her with what appears to be an aviator's cap and camera equipment on her.
↑Piper's dialogue: "one day, our Dad turns up dead. His captain, asshole named Mayburn, claims Raiders must've gotten him on watch"... the Mayor sure wanted to talk after that. The town threw Mayburn out on his ass and were dug-in when a very surprised group of Raiders finally showed."
↑Piper's dialogue: "First time, I'd just published an article about this cartel of caravans that had been driving up food prices in the city"... "And while I was passed out on the floor, security managed to grab the bartender."
↑Piper's dialogue: "I traced the water back to its source, through these old sewer tunnels"... "managed to sneak away, get Bunker Hill security to finally clean the place up."
↑Piper's dialogue: I've been shot at, poisoned, nearly executed. Heck, until recently, they called the lock-up in Diamond City the "Piper Suite."