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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, African American
AffiliationCaesar's Legion
LocationRed Rock Canyon, Great Khan longhouse
Dialogue FileKarl's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas)
QuestsOh my Papa
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 155
Tag SkillsMelee Weapons: 76
Guns: 74
Unarmed: 76
Editor IDVRRCKarl
Base ID00140e60Ref ID00140e71
ActorGregory Alan Williams

Karl is a Frumentarius for Caesar's Legion living in Red Rock Canyon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Karl is one of the Legion's Frumentarii, whose duty is to scout the wastes and make contact with tribes that may be able to help further Caesar's cause. He is currently stationed at Red Rock Canyon working as an ambassador of the Legion to the Great Khans. He can be tricked into talking negatively about the Great Khans, which will then lead to his death. Karl's journal is located in a footlocker in his room at the Great Khan longhouse.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Oh My Papa: Papa Khan needs some adamant proof to discredit Karl and be able to sever the alliance between the Great Khans and Caesar's Legion.


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Merc adventurer outfit
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Carried items
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Drops on death


  • If you kill Karl, the Khans will not become hostile to you. You will however receive infamy with Caesar's Legion.
  • Interestingly, Karl pronounces the word Caesar with a hard C sound sometimes when approached (Kai-sar), but pronounces it with a soft C (Seize-er) in most of his text. This is most likely an error of taking a generic legion text file, and applying it to a unique non-player character of the same voice actor. His English pronunciation of the word is more like everybody else who isn't affiliated with the Legion, despite being a member of it. The same glitch/quirk can be heard in the dialogue file of the Legionary guarding the weather station at Fortification Hill, who is played by the same voice actor.
  • Karl also seems to have an honorable view of the Burned Man while most members of the Legion despise him.
  • If the Courier kills Caesar, Karl will angrily threaten him/her, saying that he would avenge Caesar if they weren't on Great Khan soil. In some cases, he may attack on sight, but the Great Khans won't intervene for the Courier or Karl.
  • Karl will remain at Red Rock Canyon even if the Courier has already killed all the Great Khan inhabitants.
  • Halfway through the quest Oh my Papa Legionnary assassins will attack the Courier saying that "Karl sends his regards". If they are defeated, Karl himself will appear a few days later and attack the player after initiating dialogue.
  • If Karl is killed, his footlocker in his room (inside the longhouse) can be looted freely with no loss of karma.
  • Even if you are vilified with the Legion, he won't be hostile on sight, but still say that you are perilously close to making an enemy of Caesar, even if you killed him.

Notable quotes

  • "Glorious Caesar has sent me as an emissary to the Great Khans as a token of our alliance."
  • "Enough! How dare you compare Caesar's finest to this tribe of savages? The mightiest Great Khan is scarcely a match for a Legion recruit!"


Karl appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.