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Gold Rush

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Gold Rush
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Quest data
LocationRedding
Vault City
New Reno
NCR
Given ByBen Wade
Enrico Savinelli
Stanwell
RewardVariable
Related quests
Complete brahmin drive.
 
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Golden Trail is a repeatable quest in Fallout 2.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The quest centers around the town of Redding, whose gold mines supply the hard currency to Vault City, New Reno and the NCR, fueling the trade in north California. The Chosen One can hire themselves out as a caravan guard for each of the major powers at either Redding or its trading partner:

Caravan routes
Route Caravan leader Cargo Payment Departure date
NCR-Redding Stanwell Brahmin $ 2,000 11th of even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
Redding-NCR Gold 11th of odd months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
New Reno-Redding Enrico Savinelli Drugs $ 1,500 21st of even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
Redding-New Reno Gold 21st of odd months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
Vault City-Redding Ben Wade Medical supplies $ 1,000 1st of odd months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
Redding-Vault City Gold 1st of even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Hostile encounters[edit | edit source]

Each run will require the player and the caravan to face as much as four random encounters, determined randomly according to the trade route. Each encounter has an invisible kill counter, which goes down with each hostile killed. Once the counter is at zero and combat ends, the leader gives the all clear signal. However:

  • Brahmin killed in combat will decrease the pay out. Particularly poor performance will ban the player from subsequent runs. Good performance will result in a $500 bonus.
  • Every single critter and character marked as hostile has to be killed to receive the all clear. This includes hostiles who don't initiate combat (like New Reno mobster encounters).
  • Note that eg. Den slaves are not included in the kill counter, but will count towards it when killed. As caravaneers will kill them, this can reduce the counter below zero and cause the caravan to become bugged.
  • Leaving the map before the all clear is given will count as abandoning it and dump the player on the world map. This will also ban the player from subsequent caravans.
  • If the caravan leader is killed in combat, the caravan will complete and a stand-in (Velani, Ferndown, or Nording) will pay out the player's wages. However, they will be unable to go on any subsequent caravans on that route.
Arroyo · Broken Hills · Den
ArroyoFinish Temple of Trials · Kill the evil plants that infest Hakunin's garden. · Obtain flint to have Mynoc sharpen your spear. · Fix the well for Feargus · Rescue Nagor's dog, Smoke, from the wilds. · Retrieve the GECK for Arroyo. · Find Vic the Trader. · Stop the Enclave
Broken HillsFix the mine's air purifier. · Find the missing people for Marcus. · Beat Francis at armwrestling. · Break Manson and Franc out of prison.Blow up the mine's air purifier. · Divert more electrical power to Eric's home.
DenSabotage Becky's still. · Get car part for Smitty. · Return Anna's locket. · Get book from Derek.Collect money from Fred. ·Deliver a meal to Smitty for Mom. · Lara wants to know what is being guarded in the church.Get permission from Metzger for gang war.Find weakness in Tyler's gang guarding the church.Help Lara attack Tyler's gang. · Listen to Stacy's kitty story
Gecko · Klamath · Modoc · Navarro
GeckoSolve the Gecko powerplant problem.Optimize the powerplant. · Get super repair kit for Skeeter. · Get 3-step plasma transformer for Skeeter. · Find Woody the ghoul for Percy. Try the Den.
KlamathRefuel the still. · Rescue Smiley the Trapper. · Guard the brahmin. · Rustle the brahmin. · Kill the rat god. · Rescue Torr.
ModocSomething strange is happening at the farm northeast of Modoc. Investigate and report back to Jo.Deliver Slag message to Jo in Modoc.Jo is suspecious of the Slags. Find out about the dead bodies at the Ghost Farm and find out what happened to Karl.Go to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home. · Cornelius has lost his gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to him. · Farrel wants you to find Cornelius's gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to Farrel. · Jonny is missing. Find him and bring him home to Balthas.Jonny's in the Slag caves. Find a way to get Jonny back home to Balthas. · Farrel has a rodent problem in his garden. Remove the infestation.
NavarroDeal with the deathclaw. · Fix K9. · Retrieve the FOB from the base Commander.
New California Republic · New Reno · Redding
NCRRetrive Parts/Gain Access to Vault 15. · "Take care of Officer Jack" for Mira./Stop officer Jack from blowing up the power plant · Complete brahmin drive. · Kill Hubologist in NCR for Merk.Retrive papers from Dr Henry. · Test mutagenic serum on a super-mutant. Try Broken Hills. · Eliminate Mr. Bishop. · Deliver Westin's holodisk to Lynette in Vault City. · Get the map from the NCR Rangers, for Vortis the slaver. · Free the slaves in the slave pen, for the Rangers. · Deliver Hubologist's field report to AHS-9 in San Francisco. · Stop brahmin raids
New RenoRecover your stolen car. · Find some endorphin blockers to make a cure for Jet. · Bust up Wright's still beneath the train station. · Deliver ten Cat's Paw magazines to Miss Kitty. · Deliver a laser pistol to Eldridge.
Made Man quests:
Bishops: Assassinate Westin in NCR without making it look like a murder.Murder Carlson in NCR.
Mordinos: Deliver Big Jesus's package to Ramirez at the Stables.Collect tribute from the Corsican Brothers.Assassinate Boss Salvatore for Big Jesus Mordino.
Salvatores: Track down Pretty Boy Lloyd, recover the stolen money, and make an… example of him.Go visit Renesco the Rocketman and collect Mr. Salvatore's tribute of $1000.Help guard a secret transaction taking place in the desert.
Wrights: Find out who was responsible for Richard Wright's overdose. (Suspect: Jagged Jimmy J, Suspect: Jules, Suspect: Lil' Jesus Mordino, Suspect: Renesco) → Find a way into the Sierra Army Base.
ReddingEvict the widowFind out who cut the whore.Break up the bar brawl.Kill Frog Morton. · Find the excavator chip · Clear Wanamingo Mine · Golden Trail
San Francisco · Vault 13 · Vault 15 · Vault City
San FranciscoThe tanker needs fuel. · The navigation computer needs the NavComp part to work. · You need to use a FOB to access the navigation computer. · Kill the Shi Emperor. · The Hubologists need plans for a vertibird from Navarro. · Steal the vertibird plans from the Shi. · The Hubologists need fuel for their spaceship. · Kill Badger so the tanker vagrants will embrace the Hub. · Kill the AHS-9. · The Shi need plans for a vertibird from Navarro. · Steal the vertibird plans from the Hubologists. · Find Badger's girlfriend in the hold below the ship. · The Dragon wants you to take out Lo Pan - hand to hand. · Lo Pan wants you to take out the Dragon - hand to hand, if possible. · Get Chip's spleen. · Get some hardened power armor from Crockett. · Get the vertibird plans for the Brotherhood of Steel.
Vault 13Fix the Vault 13 computer. · Talk to Goris.
Vault 15Rescue ChrissyKill DarionComplete Deal with NCR. · Give Spy Holodisk to authority in NCR.
Vault CityGet a plow for Mr. Smith. · Deliver Moore's briefcase to Mr. Bishop in New Reno. · Deliver a sample of jet to Dr. Troy. · Solve the Gecko powerplant problem. · Deliver Lynette's holodisk to Westin in NCR. · Rescue Amanda's husband, Joshua. · Deliver beer and booze (10 each) to Lydia. · Deliver pliers (tools) and a wrench to Valerie. · Scout the eight sectors around Gecko and return to Stark.Enter NCR and return to Stark. · Find Mr. Nixon · Gain combat implants