Background[edit | edit source]
Lieutenant Boyd is the officer in charge of policing Camp McCarran. Her duties are broad in scope, ranging from the mundane tracking of suspected AWOL soldiers, missing rangers, checking inventory discrepancies, to interrogating captured prisoners of war. A lot of work needs done, and Boyd often jokes that her job would be easier if she was allowed to "shoot anyone who talks back". While the shooting part is a joke, Boyd isn't beyond contracting outside the NCR for expertise in enhanced interrogation techniques in order to skirt around the cumbersome humanitarian laws the Tandi administration put in place.
Carrie Boyd retains a sarcastic and laconic demeanor in spite of (or perhaps because of) the amount of work on her plate. She is also an avid smoker, married to a man she'd just love to use a truth drug on.
Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]
Interactions overview[edit | edit source]
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|This character is involved in quests.|
Quests[edit | edit source]
- The White Wash: First you need to talk to Captain Curtis about things going wrong at Camp McCarran. You can then ask Boyd about missing people; she will mention Anders, who was sent to take out Motor-Runner, leader of the Fiends. If you ask her who else has gone missing she'll mention White, and the quest begins.
- Silus Treatment: Boyd is interrogating a Legion member who was captured and is pumping him for information.
- Dealing with Contreras: If you decide to turn Contreras into the authorities, Boyd grants you This Machine.
- I Put a Spell on You: She is one of the people you can ask about suspicious activity around the camp.
Effects of player actions[edit | edit source]
- After completing "Silus Treatment", she will move around the building, but can often be found in her office on the east side of the second floor.
- Killing Silus will preclude any further quests from Boyd.
Inventory[edit | edit source]
|NCR mantle armor|
Drops on death
Notable quotes[edit | edit source]
- "You got something to say or do you always look like that?"
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Carrie Boyd appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
- The Courier: "Who are you?"
Carrie Boyd: "Not big on reading nametags, huh? That's okay, my name is long and difficult to pronounce. Ready for it? It's Boyd. Lieutenant Boyd to my friends. Colonel Hsu has me handling the policing duties for the base. I've told him he could make my job a whole lot easier if he would just let me shoot anyone who talks back to me, but you know how colonels can be."
(Carrie Boyd's dialogue)
- The White Wash
- The Courier: "Who's missing?"
Carrie Boyd: "Well, there's Anders. He's a Ranger. That one's not suspicious so much as worrisome - he left on a dangerous assignment. Colonel Hsu sent him out. Now I think he feels guilty not having any way to check up on him."
The Courier: "Anyone else missing?"
Carrie Boyd: "Yeah. The man I'm more interested in is Corporal White. White had a lot of promise. Wanted to be a ranger as bad as anyone I've seen. But he also had some extracurricular activities going. Now he's gone."
The Courier: "I'll see what I can find out about Cpl. White for you."
Carrie Boyd: "Word around the base is he'd been going regularly to visit a hooker named Dazzle at Gomorrah. That's a casino on the Strip. Classy place. His belongings are up in the barracks in the concourse building. First bunk on your left if you're facing in from the center. I haven't had a chance to look through his things yet, so that might be a good place to begin."
(Carrie Boyd's dialogue)
- Dealing with Contreras
- Silus Treatment
- The Courier: "Do you need any help?"
Carrie Boyd: "Yeah, so far this has gone exactly as expected - poorly. But with the work you've done for NCR already, you might be just what I've been looking for. We captured an honest-to-God centurion of Caesar's Legion recently."
The Courier: "Is that a big deal?"
Carrie Boyd: "Better believe it. Everybody, everybody in Caesar's Legion from Caesar on down will kill themselves before they can be captured. They're so twitchy they'd probably do it if you reached out to hug them. But here's this guy who's an elite commander in their army and he just gives himself up, even as his men are slitting their own throats around him."
The Courier: "What do you think it means?"
Carrie Boyd: "Well, I don't know about you, but to me that sounds like a man who's willing to cooperate. Except he hasn't. Only times he speaks up are to insult you. He's a real prick, by the way. And I'm supposed to get information out of this guy."
The Courier: "What about a truth drug?"
Carrie Boyd: "Don't have anything like that. Sounds nice. Like the kind of thing I'd want to take home and use on my husband. But even if we did, I don't know that I'd be comfortable using it. If there's any risk of overdose, it's not worth it. Asshole's too valuable."
The Courier: "Why don't you just beat your prisoner senseless?"
Carrie Boyd: "I like the way you think. Have I said that yet? Problem is that the NCR frowns on using that sort of tactic. There are some restrictions still in place from President Tandi's administration. But here's my favorite thing about you - you're not in the NCR. Plus, for all this guy knows, you're completely insane. That's a winning combination."
The Courier: "So you want me to do what you can't."
Carrie Boyd: "I think if you rough him up enough and really put some fear into him, he'll sing like a choir boy. So let's do this. When you're ready, I'll go in and give you a little intro. Then I leave the room and you make him regret the day he was born. We go back and forth a couple of times until either he talks or he can't move his jaw anymore. Either way we've had our entertainment for the day."
(Carrie Boyd's dialogue)