Upon entering the L.A. ruins known as the Boneyard, a guard will suggest that the Vault Dweller do some work for Jon Zimmerman in order to be afforded safe passage through the town. Jon is located in the southern area of Adytum and requests that the Vault Dweller kill Razor.
Razor is the leader of the Blades and is located north of Adytum. Upon executing Razor, the Blades become hostile. Fortunately for the player the Blades are for the most part unarmed or armed with weak melee weapons. If the player is of moderate level he will be able to take out the Blades with ease. Most of the Blades will miss repeatedly or hit for 0 damage when attempting to attack the player wearing T-51b power armor. Looting their corpses can provide a large number of stimpaks. Virtually every Blade has a little stash of caps, making this a relatively lucrative and easy mission.
The player then should return to Jon Zimmerman to receive his reward.
However, if when speaking to Razor, and selecting the dialogue options "Are you the leader of this gang?" then "Zimmerman sent me." then "To pay you back for killing his son" then "Uh... Who are you going to send to hell?" she'll tell the player that it wasn't the Blades that killed his son. It was the Regulators who murdered him and framed the Blades. She offers a recording of Regulator transmissions as proof. The player can then choose to tell Zimmerman about it, and Razor will give the player a holodisk. If the player shows the holodisk to Zimmerman, he will try to kill all the Regulators (if the player initiates combat before a regulator standing behind him kills him).
- If the player kills Razor and the rest of the Blades, the Gun Runners will become hostile, making it impossible to access Zack's weapons shop.
- With a decent Speech skill, the player can tell Zimmerman he gave Razor a painful death as an extra. Doing so results in Zimmerman adding 500 more caps to the reward.