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Searching for Cheryl
The end of the search
Follow the trail of a party who went out to find Cheryl, sister of the party leader.
As mentioned in the first log, go to the Ranger Compound and access the outdoor terminal to read about the Canterbury Search Party. The terminal can either be unlocked by Reilly or is a very hard hack.
The "Western Ruins" mentioned in the second log are located to the north of Potomac Bridge, below a raider camp. The third search party log is in a second burial mound there. To get to that raider camp, travel to Dukov's Place and head south towards the Potomac Bridge (the only bridge over the big river for miles). Between the raider camp and the bridge you can find the grave.
Search party log #4 is in a grave directly northwest of the sewer waystation. To find the grave, walk toward a big Corvega billboard (which may have an Enclave poster stamped on it if you have completed the Waters of Life quest). The grave is to the left of and before you get to the billboard, in front of the fence, on the northeast side of some rocks.
A short distance west southwest of Jury Street Metro Station, you run into a group of super mutants hiding out near a small wrecked train. Entering the container with the shopping cart cages causes a super mutant behemoth to appear from the east-northeast (this may be quick, or take a while, as he runs toward you from a distance). In this camp you can find the corpse of Manny Koch, leader of the search party.
- The super mutant behemoth is not triggered by the quest but appears when you approach the cart cage with the teddy bear. In this sense, there is no reward for this quest as all loot mentioned can be acquired without completing any quest steps.
- The behemoth will not respawn if you already killed him before starting this quest. There is nothing gained from finding the burial mounds, aside from low level loot, such as 10mm pistols and ammunition, even if accomplished at level 30.
- Manny Koch may be alive and hostile to the player if the super mutant camp was cleared prior to progressing through the quest and meeting him there. The behemoth trigger doesn't need to be activated. In this case the player has no choice but to defend himself/herself against the woefully under-equipped Manny. His body may be glitched, either distorting in space, or falling into pieces then reforming. If he grabs a weapon, this one may become invisible.