Water Caravan Squabble
This quest becomes available after the Holy Water quest has been completed. In front of Megaton, where the normal caravans are, some Megaton settlers will try to take the Aqua Pura from the Brotherhood of Steel escorted scavenger.
Should the player do nothing, the Brotherhood escorts will fight back, and in the ensuing fight kill the settlers. Deputy Weld, and Stockholm will all likely be killed. The Brotherhood escorts will then say that the settlers attacked first, comment that the mission was all normal, and then continue on their way. If the settlers manage to defeat the Brotherhood entourage (an almost impossible outcome without player intervention), each of them will take a bottle of Aqua Pura from the corpse of the brahmin caravan.
Passing a Speech check with one of the Brotherhood of Steel caravan guards will give the settlers the water, at the expense of Big Town's ration, thereby preventing the shootout. Alternatively, a Speech check can be used with the settlers to convince them to back off, preventing the shootout and allowing the caravan to be on its way. You will gain Karma for this act.
This quest may not be available if the player does not visit the front of Megaton for several weeks after it becomes available.
- If the Brotherhood is convinced to give up Big Town's share of water, the fight may still take place.