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Canary in the Coal Mine is a quest in Wasteland 3.

Background[]

The Mechanic says the gangs hate each other, and Liberty is barely holding them together. If we can talk to the slaves in the slave pen by the gang compound without being noticed, they might tell us how to exploit that hatred and tear the coalition apart.

Walkthrough[]

  • You need to reach the slave pens by Liberty's compound just by the exit to the Scar Collector mine. Talk to Whetstone to learn that Steel-Trap, the current leader, is responsible for the disappearance of Ironclad Cordite (by knocking him out, this cost Whetstone his eyes) and Dee Sharp, a beloved leader of the Scar Collectors. He will note that he heard a commotion the night Dee Sharp disappeared and recommend that you follow the trail outside the company store at the Scar Collector Mine.
  • Check the destroyed pile of limbs just outside the Company Store to find bullet casings and old blood forming a trail alongside remnants of the space station. Head north to find the entrance to the mine. Well, "mine": The old Soviet space station is mined by Scar Collectors. Dee is inside, which means you'll have to fight your way through ornery cyborgs. Eventually, you'll reach Dee and free her together with a group of other slaves. She's ready to take back control of the Company Store.
  • Meet her there. The Company Store is being run by a Steel-Trap stooge named Cutter Throat. If you get rid of her, Dee can take over and use it as a base of operations for unseating Steel-Trap. This is fairly simple and requires killing Cutter at her bar. Do not enter the bar and initiate combat first. Otherwise, you're in for more Bad Time.
  • Once you deal with Cutter, she will take the Company Store and broadcast her story to all the Scar Collectors. A cadre of her loyal supporters will begin helping her stage a coup against Steel-Trap, leaving Liberty without Scar Collector protection as they tear themselves apart.

Rewards[]

Raw strings[]

Canary in the Coal Mine
Talk to a Scar Collector slave in the pen near Yuma County Speedway.
Attacked Liberty's compound
Dee Sharp is dead
Check out the area near the Company Store at the Scar Collector Mine for evidence of trouble.
Follow the trail of dried blood toward the Scar Collector Mine.
Defeat the Scar Collectors inside their mine.
Meet Dee outside the Company Store near the Scar Collector Mine.
Dee launched a coup against Steel-Trap
Eliminate Cutter Throat and her allies in the Company Store near the Scar Collector Mine.
Talk to Dee Sharp in the Scar Collector Mine.
Open the airlock door out of the Scar Collector Mine then return to Dee.
Eliminate the remaining Scar Collectors in the mine.
Return to Dee Sharp at the Company Store near the Scar Collector Mine.
Talk to Dee Sharp in the Company Store near the Scar Collector Mine.
The Scar Collectors need to be removed from the equation for us to reach Liberty Buchanan.
The Mechanic says the gangs hate each other, and Liberty is barely holding them together. If we can talk to the slaves in the slave pen by the gang compound without being noticed, they might tell us how to exploit that hatred and tear the coalition apart.
The Scar Collectors won't care what happened to Dee now that we attacked their compound.
Dee Sharp is dead, so she won't be able to help us eliminate Steel-Trap.
A former server at the Company Store, now one of Steel-Trap's slaves, told us he heard a struggle the night Dee Sharp disappeared. We should check the area for a trail. We have to travel to the Scar Collector Mine first.
The dirt just outside the Company Store had bullet casings and old blood forming a trail alongside a strange structure. Chances are Dee is at the end of the trail.
We found a high-tech ruin being mined by Scar Collectors. Dee must be inside, but we'll have to fight our way through.
We freed Dee and a group of other slaves. She's ready to take back control of the Company Store. We should meet her there.
After she retook the Company Store, Dee broadcast her story to all the Scar Collectors. A cadre of her loyal supporters are helping her stage a coup against Steel-Trap, leaving Liberty without Scar Collector protection.
The Company Store is being run by a Steel-Trap stooge named Cutter Throat. If we get rid of her, Dee can take over and use it as a base of operations for unseating Steel-Trap.
With her task masters dead, we should catch up with Dee and get the whole story.
A large airlock door leads out of the mine. If we open it up, Dee and the other slaves will be free.
Dee will make the radio call that starts her rebellion against Steeltrap as soon as we kill the Scar Collectors still in the mine.
With the last of the Scar Collectors dead, Dee will make the call to unseat Steeltrap. Let's go tell her the good news.
With the Scar Collectors cleared out of the Company Store, Dee has moved back in. We should talk to her again."
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