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Karl's Journal
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QuestsOh My Papa
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Karl's Journal is a miscellaneous item in Fallout: New Vegas.


It is a journal owned by Karl. It can be used to discredit Karl in Papa Khan's eyes for the quest Oh my Papa.



This journal consists of detailed records and observations from Karl's time with the Great Khans. Many of the entries go into great detail about his opinion of their "savage, barbarous customs," and at several points he waxes philosophic about how it's very likely that Caesar's Legion will have to execute the lot of them.


It is found in a footlocker inside of the room to the left of Papa Khan's room in the Great Khan longhouse.


  • It will stay in your inventory after the quest.
  • If you convince the Great Khans that Karl thinks less of them without using the journal it will be considered a quest item without use.
  • If you collect the journal before Oh My Papa has started, this will allow you to start the quest when you speak to Papa Khan.