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Someone to Watch Over Me
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Follow my lead, oh, how I need / Someone to watch over me
Quest data
LocationNorth Vegas square
North Sewers
Given ByCrandon
Reward150 XP
1000 caps
Editor ID?
Base ID000f2429

Someone to Watch Over Me is a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas.


North Vegas square is a small survivalist community that could use some help enforcing law and order on its streets (and in the sewers). Crandon would pay a mercenary handsomely for their help with the issues.


  • To start the quest, the player has to talk to Crandon at North Vegas square. The local mayor will give them the lay of the land and explain the situation. The player can use Speech 45 to convince him of his respect for their independence or Barter 35 to show his mercenary side, which will convince Crandon to accept their help.
  • The first task concerns clearing out Squatter Bill and his friends from the playground.
    • The most direct option is to just kill the squatters. This results in New California Republic infamy.
    • A more peaceful solution involves paying the squatters to move off the streets with a Barter check of 45 and 50 caps.
    • Finally, the player can ask nicely. Once. Speech 45 convinces them to move away from North Vegas.
  • If removed peacefully, the squatters return to Westside.
  • Crandon is satisfied with either outcome. The next task includes clearing out a group of Greasers from the sewers beneath the square, who are causing trouble for the residents.
  • The greasers are located in the northeastern section of the sewers, gathered around a burning barrel. Greasy Johnny will rebuff the player, who can:
    • Kill everyone in their way.
    • Pay Johnny off with 100 caps (halving that to 50 caps with Barter 50).
    • Intimidate Johnny with Speech 65.
  • Crandon will be even more jubilant and will offer one final assignment: Helping Mrs. Hostetler in protecting her from the local criminal element, in the form of Andy Scabb. However, before the player can deal with him, they need to talk to Mrs. Hostetler at her household.
  • Mrs. Hostetler will ...
  • Afterwards, the player has to talk to Jules in the North Vegas square to find that Alice Hostetler is hanging around Andy Scabb and his crew in The Gray.
  • Go to The Gray and get into Scabb's room, either by picking the door (requires Lockpick of 50) or by pickpocketing the room key off one of the thugs guarding the door.
  • Take the henchman message to Andy Scabb underneath the TV and return to Mrs. Hostetler with the evidence.
  • Talk Alice down from killing her mother with a Speech check of 70 or Intelligence check of 7, or through standard dialogue options. Convince her to either stay with her family, or leave and never come back.

Quest stages

1 Deal with the newcomers.
2 Talk to Crandon about the newcomers.
3 Deal with the band of troublemakers.
4 Talk to Crandon about the greasers in the sewers.
5 Talk to Mrs. Hostetler.
6 Find information about Alice Hostetler's new friends.
7 Look for Alice Hostetler and her friend, Andy, in the building named The Gray.
8 No sign of either Alice or Andy. Inspect The Gray for clues to their whereabouts.
9 Tell Mrs. Hostetler about Andy's plan to steal the Crimson Caravan Money.
10 Alice almost attacked her mother. She decided to let go and stay with her parents.
11 Talk to Mrs. Hostetler.
12Quest finishedMrs. Hostetler wanted to live up to her end of the deal, and was relieved that Alice wanted to stay with them.
13Quest finished-OR- Although saddened by Alice's escape, Mrs Hostetler lives up to the end of her deal.
14 -OR- Alice attacks her family, killing her mother.
15 -OR- Alice attacked her house. After attacking her mother, both of them died.
16Quest finishedGet the Crimson Caravan money.

Behind the scenes


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Succeeding in the Speech challenge with Alice and leaving the house without talking to Mrs. Hostetler will fail the quest, as the successful completion hinges on talking to the mother before leaving.
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