Vulpes Inculta

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Vulpes Inculta
"Mr. Fox"
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Hair StyleHairAfricanAmericanBaseHair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBlue
AffiliationCaesar's Legion
RoleLeader of the Frumentarii
Jack of Clubs
Fortification Hill
New Vegas Strip
Dialogue FileVulpes Inculta's dialogue
Mentioned inLonesome Road
QuestsCold, Cold Heart
I Put a Spell on You
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Render Unto Caesar
The Finger of Suspicion
assistanceHelps Allies
AlignmentVery Evil
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 110 → 210 → 310 (DLCs only)
Tag SkillsScience: 66 → 100
Guns: 66 → 100
Unarmed: 64 → 100
Level10 → 30 → 50 (DLCs only)
Editor IDVLegionaryVulpesInculta (wasteland)
VVulpesIncultaStrip (Strip)
FortVulpesInculta (Fort)
Base ID001300e2 (Nipton)
00131f77 (incognito)
001300e2 (The Fort)
Ref ID0013bf5b (Nipton)
00131f78 (incognito)
00122b9a (The Fort)
ActorJason Spisak
DesignerJohn Gonzalez (script)
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Do whatever Caesar tells you to do. And whenever the opportunity presents, strike at the Profligates. Pile body upon body.

Vulpes Inculta, Fallout: New Vegas

Vulpes Inculta is the leader of the Frumentarii in Caesar's Legion and one of the trusted men of Caesar, traveling in the Mojave Wasteland with a group of legionaries who ravaged Nipton in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

A remarkable individual from an unremarkable tribe south of Utah, Vulpes was brought into the Caesar's Legion as a child. Having survived training, he was made a legionary and fought well enough to be promoted to the rank of Decanus. He became a Frumentarius following a brilliant tactical maneuver, when in a battle against a tribe, he broke ranks and led his squad through a hole in the enemy defenses, capturing the tribe's chieftain. While his centurion wanted him crucified for disobeying orders, Caesar saw potential in the young Decanus and found a more interesting use of him.[1]

According to Ulysses, Vulpes Inculta was responsible for the pacification of the Twisted Hairs at Dry Wells[2][3] once the Legion's campaign ended in Arizona. Those of the Twisted Hairs who resisted were crucified alongside Interstate 40.

By 2281, Vulpes is the leader of the Frumentarii and the mastermind behind many of the Legion's intrigues, notably the slaughter at Nipton as well as the destruction of Camp Searchlight, which was destroyed after Legionaries released the contents of several radioactive waste containers kept in the city's fire station. This severely weakened the N.C.R.'s position in the area and allowed the Legion to cross the Colorado River and establish an outpost at Cottonwood Cove.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Effects of the player's actions[edit | edit source]

  • If Vulpes is killed by the Courier, a man named Alerio will give you Caesar's Mark instead of Vulpes.
  • If the Courier passes Nipton and first encounters Vulpes in New Vegas, Vulpes will start the Nipton conversation with a mention of that encounter on the Strip, wondering if the Courier recognizes him, after which his normal Nipton dialogue commences; however, if Vulpes has died by the time the Courier approaches the Nipton Town Hall, Gabban will be coordinating the lottery in his place.

Other interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Vulpes Inculta is likely to be the first member of Caesar's Legion encountered by the Courier in the Mojave Wasteland. He's originally found at Nipton after obliterating the town with his Frumentarii henchmen. When speaking to the Courier, he'll explain the reason for destroying the settlement, as well as give an assignment to spread the word of Legion atrocities. If the Courier tells Vulpes that you appreciate the Legion's form of justice, the Courier will gain fame with the Legion. Choosing the second option: "I guess they got what was coming to them", also gains Legion fame.
  • The Courier can use the Terrifying Presence perk on Vulpes when you first meet him in Nipton, this will cause him to attack after conversation is ended.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Vexillarius helmet

Legion explorer armor or
Legion prime armor or
Dapper gambler hat or
Dapper gambler suit

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Carried items
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Drops on death
Legion ear

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Vulpes and his legionaries often wander over to the NCR tents near Camp Searchlight and attack the NCR.
  • Killing Vulpes on the New Vegas Strip when he comes to offer you the Mark of Caesar does not result in the Securitrons attacking you or anyone else on the Strip becoming hostile. The same is true for Alerio. However, if you kill either of them, you gain Legion infamy, and you fail The Finger of Suspicion quest.
  • If he is followed from Nipton, it is possible he will be killed by NCR soldiers outside of Camp Searchlight. Also, if you get too far away from him he will vanish, leaving his men behind. If neither of those things happen, he will go to the end of the dock near the raft that goes to The Fort. He will remain there until you leave the area. His men will stay in Cottonwood Cove.
  • Killing Vulpes will cause his corpse to disappear rather mysteriously (does not happen in Nipton).
  • Vulpes has a special factional setting that causes most random Wasteland creatures including deathclaws and super mutants as well as raiders to ignore him instead of attacking him. He will still be attacked by Robots and NCR forces, however. His entourage does not have this factional setting, and will be attacked as normal by any Wasteland inhabitants.

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Do whatever {KAI-zar}Caesar tells you to do. And whenever the opportunity presents, strike at the Profligates. Pile body upon body."

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Vulpes Inculta appears in Fallout: New Vegas and is mentioned by Ulysses in its add-on Lonesome Road.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Vulpes Inculta is Latin for "Desert Fox."

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png There's a glitch which can prevent you from being able to speak with Vulpes, even when he triggers the conversation. The camera will zoom in on him like it would usually do when initiating conversation, but will then quickly retract, bringing the player back into control. Reloading to a recent save doesn't seem to fix the issue. A possible fix is to reload to a save before confronting Benny, then walking out of the casino before talking to Yes Man, this has been observed to work in several cases. This may be caused by obtaining a large amount of legion infamy
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If you meet Vulpes Inculta on the New Vegas Strip before meeting him at Nipton and then meet him at the Fort and THEN travel to Nipton you will spot him there but if you try to talk to him the camera will zoom in and zoom out. It is unknown as to why this happens.

This could also happen in a more odd manner. If you meet him at the strip, then immediately travel to Nipton, and kill him at Nipton, then travel back to the strip, you may see him walking down the strip to leave. Attempts to talk will result in the camera zooming in, then out as stated above.

Gallery[edit | edit source]


  1. The Courier: "Tell me about Vulpes Inculta."
    Caesar: "Vulpes is the best of my Frumentarii. A remarkable individual from an unremarkable tribe south of the Utah. He was brought into the Legion as a boy, survived training, fought well enough as Legionary to be promoted to the rank of Decanus. Then, in battle against an {dismissive}unimportant tribe, he broke ranks and led his contubernium through a hole in their defenses to capture its chieftain. Well, his Centurion wanted him crucified for disobedience. So I made him a Frumentari."
    (Caesar's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Dry Wells is destroyed - that was your birthplace?"
    Ulysses: "No, opposite of that. It's where my tribe was taken. Where another history was put to the blade, lesson taught. It is where we realized Vulpes did not approach us as equals. Where we realized the wolf had come, and we watched our history die. Now it belongs to Legion... and all the death there now belongs to them as well. Not revenge... just the way of things when you own them."
    (Ulysses' dialogue)
  3. Lonesome Road endings Ending slide Launch NCR:{Narration}{Target: Legion}...missiles fell on the East and the Legion encampment at Dry Wells... where the Twisted Hairs had allied, then been betrayed by Vulpes and Caesar.