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Oscar Velasco
Oscar Velasco.jpg
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Hispanic
AffiliationGreat Khans
LocationBitter Springs, Great Khan supply cave
Dialogue FileOscar Velasco's dialogue
QuestsClimb Ev'ry Mountain
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 3
Intelligence: 3
Agility: 7
Luck: 5
Derived StatsCritical Chance: 5
Fatigue: 210
Hit Points: 100
Melee Damage: 3
Poison Resistance: 15
Radiation Resistance: 6
Unarmed Damage: 1.15
Tag SkillsRaider (Guns):
Energy Weapons: 55
Melee Weapons: 57
Guns: 59
Base ID0012aca0Ref ID001376e7
ActorShane Johnson

Refugee camp? Is that what they're calling it? Good old NCR, they can whitewash anything. Let me tell you something, that refugee camp? It's built on the blood and tears of my people. Nobody likes to talk about it, but I remember.

Oscar Velasco is a Khan who is acting as a vigilante for the Great Khans by plaguing the NCR Bitter Springs refugee camp.


Velasco used to live in Bitter Springs with the rest of the Khan tribe, leading a normal life, at least as far as raiders can have. However, when the Bitter Springs massacre took place in 2278, he lost everything, his family gunned down by NCR 1st Recon sharpshooters stationed on Coyote Tail ridge.[1]

Though the NCR tried to make amends, Velasco never forgave. He took to the hills and started a single-man guerrilla campaign against the NCR forces stationed at Bitter Springs, ostensibly to remind the Republic of the atrocity its soldiers committed.[2]

For three years he pursued his goal, intensifying his efforts in the past six months, as the NCR set up a refugee camp at Bitter Springs. He pursues his goal with a single-minded conviction that blinds him to the fact that he is, in fact, shooting unarmed refugees and NCR personnel trying to help them.[3] By the time the Courier enters Bitter Springs, his six month campaign has cost the lives of eight refugees and three NCR soldiers.[4]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Climb Ev'ry Mountain: Cpt Gilles asks the player to find the sniper attacking the camp at night. Oscar is found inside on of the Great Khan supply caves. The player can kill Oscar or convince him (with a speech check of 50) to abandon his campaign of vengeance. The player than has the option to either advise him to join the Khans at Red Rock Canyon or try and exact his revenge on the men responsible: Camp McCarran.

Effects of the player's actions

  • If Oscar is directed to Red Rock Canyon, he will move and settle there. If he is sent to attack McCarran, he is gunned down by the soldiers there.
  • Oscar will be hostile if Craig Boone is in the player's party, due to Boone's association with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. Even if he is convinced to abandon his quest and moves to Red Rock Canyon, he will still attack if Boone is present. Afterwards, Boone will comment "Great Khan looks like. Guess he fought at Bitter springs. Or saw it happen".


Icon armored vault suit.png
Great Khan spike helmet
Great Khan Soldier Armor
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Grenade rifle
Combat knife
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
1-3 40mm grenades,
2 Purified water bottles
Great Khans supply cache key
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Drops on death
No additional items


  • If Oscar is killed stealthily or by a companion, no infamy is gained with the Great Khans.
  • Karma is only lost if Oscar is sent to attack McCarran or killed before other options were exhausted.
  • Oscar is affected by the Sneering Imperialist perk.

Behind the scenes

  • Oscar uses two types of facial hair at the same time: Mutton chops and a full-width goatee, giving him an unique appearance.


Oscar Velasco appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. The Courier: "What happened to your people?"
    Oscar Velasco: "The main force hit the canyon by surprise. While our warriors tried to hold them off, we sent our women, our children, our old through the Red Pass. NCR's First Recon Battalion was waiting for them on Coyote Tail Ridge. No Khan left alive, that was the order. My family...."
    (Oscar Velasco's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "So you've been hiding in these mountains ever since? Why?"
    Oscar Velasco: "For revenge! The NCR committed an atrocity here, an atrocity that they tried to bury and forget. I'm going to remind them."
    (Oscar Velasco's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "The Khans settled in Red Rock Canyon years ago. It's time to let go of your hate and join them."
    Oscar Velasco: "Maybe... maybe you're right. Maybe three years is vengeance enough. Thank you for helping me see that. Here. This will unlock the supply caches we left in caves around these mountains. You might get some use out of them."
    (Oscar Velasco's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "What's this about someone killing refugees?"
    Gilles: "It started about six months ago. At first it was just supplies going missing - we figured it was refugees. Then people started dying. Always a single bullet to the head, always from extreme range. We've lost eight refugees and three soldiers to this son of a bitch. We know he must be hiding out in one of the caves up in the mountains, but I don't have enough men to send out looking for him!"
    (Gilles' dialogue)