Lydia (Fallout 2)

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Lydia
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman
GenderFemale
AffiliationVault City
RoleProprietor
LocationVault City Downtown, Tap House
Dialogue FileVcdwnbar.msg
Gameplay
QuestsDeliver beer and booze (10 each) to Lydia.
Statistics
SPECIALStrength: 4
Perception: 7
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 8
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 5
Luck: 6
Derived StatsHit points: 42
Armor class: 5
Action points: 7
Carry weight: 125
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 14
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 40
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: 52%
Big Guns: 18%
Unarmed: 50%
Melee Weapons: 55%
Speech: 94%
Barter: 120%
Technical
Proto id00000061 (Master Trader)
 
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That's for sure. I used to have a... well, I used to know this merchant who had a bottle of Maddog 30/30. Bitter stuff...couldn't feel my tongue afterwards, but it was refreshingly different.

Lydia is the owner and proprietor of the Tap House in downtown Vault City in Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

A brown-haired woman dressed in brown fatigues and metal armor,[1] Lydia would fit right in with Vault City guardsmen, but she prefers running her bar and serving those who come to the city. Due to city laws, she is prohibited from offering actual alcohol on the premises, with the selection limited to synthesized liquors provided by city machines: Synthetic beers and liquor, such as vodka-H or tequila derivatives W and W2. For those who don't like them, there's always purified water and brahmin milk.

That's not to say Lydia follows the laws like a good Citizen. While she does have citizenship, she is aware of the slavery going on within the walls[2] (though she doesn't criticize; in fact, she employs Servants in her establishment) and she disagrees with the prohibition on alcohol. Perhaps the bottle of Maddog 30/30 she tasted with a merchant in the Courtyard left her with a lasting impression.[3]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is a merchant. Sells: Beer or liquor: $10
Water or milk: S3
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This character starts quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

auto
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Apparel
Assault carbine icon.png
Weapon
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
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Drops on death
No additional items

Notes[edit | edit source]

Lydia is one of the multitude of characters that breaks the fourth wall after the player completes Fallout 2.[4]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Lydia appears only in Fallout 2.

References

  1. Lydia's character description: "{101}{}{You see a brown-haired woman dressed in brown fatigues and metal armor. She looks like the bartender.}"
    (Vcdwnbar.msg)
  2. The Chosen One: "{174}{}{Can you tell me about the slavery in Vault City?}"
    Lydia: "{192}{}{Look, first thing I have to say is that you better not call it "slavery" around here or you're going to get yourself in a whole mess of trouble. They're called "servants," not slaves. Just a word of advice.}"
    (Vcdwnbar.msg)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Chosen One: "{120}{}{What's on tap?}"
    Lydia: "{145}{}{We have synthetic beers and liquor...vodka-H, tequila derivatives W and W2. Oh, and water. And brahmin milk. Beer or liquor is ten bucks, water or milk's three bucks.}"
    The Chosen One: "{147}{}{Uh, do you have any real alcohol?}"
    Lydia: "{226}{}{Why? You looking for something with some more kick than these synthetic drinks?}"
    The Chosen One: "{227}{}{Perhaps. Drinking synthetic alcohol can't really compare to the real thing.}"
    Lydia: "{230}{}{That's for sure. I used to have a... well, I used to know this merchant who had a bottle of Maddog 30/30. Bitter stuff...couldn't feel my tongue afterwards, but it was refreshingly different.}"
    The Chosen One: "{231}{}{What happened to this "merchant's" stash?}"
    Lydia: "{234}{}{It got drunk. Or so I heard. There were a few other "friends" here in Vault City who helped this merchant friend drink the stash. They were willing to pay a good price to have the real stuff for a change.}"
    The Chosen One: "{235}{}{I'll bet. You know, I could probably get some more of the real stuff, easy. I've been travelling the wastes a lot, and getting a hold of alcohol is no big deal.}"
    Lydia: "{238}{}{Is that so? Well, if you happened to be looking to relieve yourself of some real alcohol, then I could make it worth your while. If you could keep quiet about our deal. And get the contraband past the gate.}"
    The Chosen One: "{239}{}{How much real alcohol would you need?}"
    Lydia: "{240}{}{Say, a case of ten bottles of premium alcohol, and ten bottles of beer. And none of that radioactive stuff I hear comes out of Gecko. Just good old "booze," all right?}"
    The Chosen One: "{241}{}{I happen to have just that amount right here.}"
    Lydia: "{244}{}{Excellent! Here's something for you... that amount's double the price the cases are worth. And this transaction never happened, all right?}"
    The Chosen One: "{246}{}{Thanks. Pleasure doing business with you.}"
    (Vcdwnbar.msg)
  4. Lydia: "{107}{}{It's the Chosen One! Everybody give it up for the HERO of Fallout 2!}"
    (Vcdwnbar.msg)
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