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Biography and appearance
RoleBar owner/tender
LocationMalamute Saloon, Redding Downtown
Dialogue FileRCLOU.MSG
QuestsFind out who cut the whore.
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 6
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 7
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 46
Armor class: 6
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 12
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 50
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 64%
Big Guns: 24%
Unarmed: 60%
Melee Weapons: 71%
Speech: 76%
Barter: 85%
Proto id00000059 (Average Merchant)

Looking for someone to help you warm up that big lonely bed, huh? Let me see who I've got available. Hmm, why don't you try Fannie Mae? She oughta be around here somewheres. You can make the arrangements with her yourself.

Louise (or Lou, for short) is the owner and proprietor of the Malamute Saloon in Fallout 2.


Ol' Lou was once a beautiful woman, but decades of hard living have left their mark on her, hidden beneath a quantity of rouge uncommonly found in the wastelands. However, in her line of work, looks aren't everything. She is a shrewd businesswoman and the owner of the largest tavern and hotel in the town of Redding. Leveraging the importance of the city to the powers of the wasteland: NCR, Vault City, and New Reno, she offers booze, food, beds with (mostly) clean sheets, and companionship for the night to people visiting the city.

Lou is personable, but even she has her character flaws. She doesn't tolerate freaks inside her establishment, which means super mutants, ghouls, clandestine deathclaws, and cyborgs have to wait outside. Likewise, she is first and foremost a businesswoman, who does not hesitate to cut dead weight off.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character is a merchant. Sells: alcohol
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This character rents beds. Cost: 40 caps.
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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

  • Louise will not talk to the player if Lenny, Marcus, Robodog, Goris, Laddie, or the Brain Bot are in their party.
  • Louise is a good source for information on Redding, its situation, and even San Francisco.


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Wasteland clothes
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Desert Eagle .44
+ 20 .44 Magnum FMJ
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Carried items
$ 240
98 Morningstar Mine Scrip
52 Kokoweef Mine Scrip
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Drops on death


Louise appears only in Fallout 2.