Daniel Contreras

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Sgt. Daniel Contreras
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Hispanic
GenderMale
AffiliationNew California Republic
New California Republic Army
RoleSupply Officer
RankSergeant
LocationCamp McCarran, Suppy shack
Dialogue FileDaniel Contreras' dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsDealing with Contreras
Statistics
AlignmentNeutral
Evil (jsawyer.esp)
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 90
Tag SkillsExplosives: 46
Melee Weapons: 46
Guns: 46
Level5
Technical
Editor IDSupplyOfficerContreras
Base ID000e5518Ref ID000e5517
ActorAlex Mendoza
 
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Are you implying I have some kind of secret under-the-table stash I only offer to certain clients? Because that could get a man in trouble.

Sgt. Daniel Contreras is the New California Republic Army supply officer stationed at Camp McCarran in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

The head of the Camp McCarran supply shack, Contreras is about as shady as they come, without being found behind bars, of course. Just how he managed to become the supply manager for the entire Camp McCarran is not entirely clear, but he has held that position for a while. The Military Police is aching for an excuse to put him before a court martial, but so far he's been staying ahead of Lieutenant Carrie Boyd. Despite weekly inventory checks coming up short on guns and ammo, he holds on to his position, always pawning the goods away before the MPs come to search his possessions and quarters again.[1]

They are correct, of course. Contreras uses his position as a supply sergeant to steal weapons and ammunition meant for Army use and resell them on the black market to mercenaries and the like.[2] To keep his hands clean and the MPs off his trail, he uses intermediaries to collect extra merchandise and communicate with his suppliers.[3] In return, people who do the legwork can buy items from his stash, many of which are restricted or outright absent from the open market.[4][5]

Beyond guns, Contreras also uses his connections to acquire chemical components that are ostensibly for medical use by the Army,[6] but can also be used to manufacture potent recreational drugs.[7][8][9] He usually passes it off as just selling certain ingredients on the side,[10] but the authorities have already taken note and are close to nailing him for chem trafficking. His Westside contact, Price, is already in custody and it's a matter of time until they get to the sergeant.[11][12]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is a merchant. Caps: 8000
Sells: Weapons, armor, aid, misc, ammunition
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This character can modify weapons.

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This character starts quests.

Merchant=[edit | edit source]

  • Contreras is the only merchant to stock Ultrajet in the Mojave. Other notable elements of his store include vast numbers of 12.7mm rounds and 5mm rounds. Contreras will also sell .223 rounds in bulk (as does the arms merchant at the 188).
  • As all the gear sold to him is added to his personal inventory, he will replace the armor he's wearing with whatever has the higher DT armor. Furthermore, he does not restock or reset his caps amount due to this.
  • He will sell a Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap.
  • If imprisoned, Contreras is simply moved to the cell without being disabled as a merchant.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Apparel
Roving trader outfit
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Weapon
M&A 9mm pistol
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
-
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Drops on death
empty

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Daniel Contreras appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

References

  1. The Courier: "Have you noticed anything suspicious lately?"
    Carrie Boyd: "Now what kind of MP would I be if I didn't notice anything suspicious? I've had soldiers go AWOL, break-ins, thefts, you name it."
    The Courier: "You said there have been thefts?"
    Carrie Boyd: "Yeah. We keep coming up short on our weekly supply inventory checks. Guns and ammo, mostly. Not the kind of things you like to see go missing. No witnesses yet. I've got my money on Sergeant Contreras, who's supposed to be in charge of distribution, the little weasel. But he's too slick to let anyone catch him doing it. We've searched his possessions a dozen times. Nothing."
    (Carrie Boyd's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "That's it? A few caps and another errand?"
    Daniel Contreras: "You're right. I'm just an under-the-table arms dealer. What could I possibly offer you, a drifting mercenary? Sorry for wasting your time."
    (Daniel Contreras' dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "You said you have some legwork needing done?"
    Daniel Contreras: "Well, I can't exactly go wandering off the base whenever I want, you know? They're already suspicious. I can hear the MP's now. "Gee, Contreras, I didn't know you had so many friends in the Gun Runners." Speaking of which, guess your first stop. You're just passing a little note to a man named Isaac for me. I want to know which girl he likes."
    (Daniel Contreras' dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "I can be pretty resourceful. Perhaps we could work out a deal?"
    Daniel Contreras: "[SUCCEEDED] Now you're talking my language. I do have an expanded inventory for people I can trust. If you're willing to do a little legwork for me, I could give you access to my stash and at a discount. Many of these items aren't available in the NCR, and you'll be hard-pressed to find them at a better price anywhere else."
    (Daniel Contreras' dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "I have proof that Sgt. Contreras is involved in criminal activity."
    Carrie Boyd: "That may be the worst-kept secret on the base. I'd be more surprised if you had proof he wasn't involved in criminal activity. But if you have proof, you're the envy of every MP stationed here. What'd you find?"
    The Courier: "I hacked into his computer and found evidence that he's selling NCR guns."
    Carrie Boyd: "Little bastard. I'm sure some of those find their way into the hands of our enemies, too. All right. Thanks for telling me. I'm going to have him rounded up. Pretty impressive work there. Wish I could keep you around. But for helping me nail this guy, I think you should have a little keepsake. Here. It's not contraband, but I confiscated it from Contreras last week because he was being smarmy and I was sick of his bullshit."
    (Carrie Boyd's dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "Contreras sent me for some medical supplies."
    Blake: "Here you go. Let him know he needs to make another payment if he wants more of this stuff."
    (Blake's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  7. The Courier: "Is there something special about these supplies?"
    Blake: "Well, pain-killers are easy to come by, but it isn't easy finding iodine, allergy meds, and a few of these other items. Why do you ask?"
    (Blake's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  8. The Courier: "Combining those with chemical cleaners would yield strong chems..."
    Blake: "Really? Huh, never thought of that. The Crimson Caravan isn't really in the drug business."
    (Blake's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  9. The Courier: "Some of those could be combined with other chemicals to make drugs..."
    Blake: "Really? Huh, never thought of that. The Crimson Caravan isn't really in the drug business."
    (Blake's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  10. The Courier: "Bullshit. If you're moving drugs, I'm going to have to report you."
    Daniel Contreras: "Whoa there, kiddo. No need to blow things out of proportion. I'm just selling certain ingredients on the side, not chems. Besides, it's not like drugs are a big deal. Alcohol is just as bad yet it is perfectly legal in the NCR. I'm just a businessman doing business."
    (Daniel Contreras' dialogue)
  11. The Courier: "Close enough. Yeah, Contreras told me to give Price this package."
    Keller: "Lets see here... Congratulations, you're under arrest for chem trafficking. Hand over your weapons and come with me."
    (Keller's dialogue)
  12. The Courier: "[INT/PER] Hey, that wasn't the right response for the password!"
    Keller: "Price is in NCR custody and you're going to join him, unless you've got a damn good explanation for why you're looking for him. Hand over your weapons. You're under arrest."
    (Keller's dialogue)
  13. The Courier: "[50 caps] Maybe some caps will clarify things."
    Daniel Contreras: "Now you're talking my language. I do have an expanded inventory for people I can trust. If you're willing to do a little legwork for me, I could give you access to my stash and at a discount. Many of these items aren't available in the NCR, and you'll be hard-pressed to find them at a better price anywhere else."
    (Daniel Contreras' dialogue)
  14. The Courier: "I've got connections. Maybe we could make an arrangement?"
    Daniel Contreras: "[SUCCEEDED] Now you're talking my language. I do have an expanded inventory for people I can trust. If you're willing to do a little legwork for me, I could give you access to my stash and at a discount. Many of these items aren't available in the NCR, and you'll be hard-pressed to find them at a better price anywhere else."
    (Daniel Contreras' dialogue)
  15. The Courier: "I can be pretty resourceful. Perhaps we could work out a deal?"
    Daniel Contreras: "[SUCCEEDED] Now you're talking my language. I do have an expanded inventory for people I can trust. If you're willing to do a little legwork for me, I could give you access to my stash and at a discount. Many of these items aren't available in the NCR, and you'll be hard-pressed to find them at a better price anywhere else."
    (Daniel Contreras' dialogue)