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Gift of the Magi is a quest in Wasteland 3: Battle of Steeltown.

Background[]

Both Ivan and B.F. want us to steal the biometric governor from the other's prototype, cementing their success at the cost of the other's. Both have offered rewards, so it's up to us.

Walkthrough[]

  • Talking to Ivan and B.F. reveals a bitter rivalry for biometric governors. B.F. wants to create an EEG hood that will harness the power of the human brain to do data processing while they are asleep (REM sleep specifically, no information on how it will affect quality of sleep). Ivan wants to fit workers with a feeding hose that will feed them pellets as they fulfill their quota. Both need the other's governor.
  • As you leave Markham's lair, Enrico will ask you to consider the welfare of the workers and to steal both governors, so that the projects will fail - and avert a situation where their inventions mess up workers so bad Markham bans any further experimentation. He can't offer much, but he appeals to the Rangers' good sides.
  • Ivan's project is located on the Steeltown factory level, near the laser assembly area. B.F.'s in the admin level, beyond the Job Placement Center. You can steal either with no skill check and hand them over to the respective researcher's project, or grab both and give them to Enrico. This results in a Science Fair being held, where B.F. and Ivan demonstrate their inventions.
  • The results depend on what you did. If you picked B.F.'s project, Ivan will be force-fed by his contraption and dies. If you picked Ivan, B.F. will get lobotomized by her hood (technically, a seizure-inducing feedback loop). If you stole both governors, they are both wiped out and Enrico takes over for them - happy they didn't test those contraptions on workers.

Rewards[]

Ivan
Elite energy exoskeleton recipes
B.F.
8 Disruption Traps, 5 Chemical Neutralizers.
Enrico

Raw strings[]

        "Gift of the Magi",
        "Steal the bio-metric governor from the Worker Incentive System control unit in the factory.",
        "Steal the bio-metric governor from the EEG Hood in the Admin Level.",
        "Return to BF",
        "Return to The other scientist.",
        "Return to the Worker Incentive Researcher",
        "Return to the EEG Researcher",
        "Observe the Science Fair",
        "Install Ivan's bio-metric governor in B.F.'s prototype on Admin Level.",
        "Steal the bio-metric governor from the one of the researcher's prototypes.",
        "Install B.F.'s bio-metric governor in Ivan's prototype in the factory.",
        " Steeltown turned hostile",
        " Markham no longer in charge",
        "Install Ivan's bio-metric governor in B.F.'s prototype or steal B.F.'s bio-metric governor on the Admin Level.",
        "Install B.F.'s bio-metric governor in Ivan's prototype or steal Ivan's bio-metric governor in the factory.",
        "Return to B.F. in R&D.",
        "Return to Ivan in R&D.",
        "Return to Enrico in R&D.",
        "Tell Enrico in Admin when you are ready for the prototype presentation.",
        " Both researchers died in presentation",
        " BF's presentation succeeded, Ivan died",
        " Ivan's presentation succeeded, BF dead",
        "Tell B.F. in R&D when you are ready for the prototype presentation.",
        "Tell Ivan in R&D when you are ready for the prototype presentation.",
        " Gang raid started",
        "The researchers in Steeltown's Admin Level need a little help finishing their prototypes.",
        "B.F., a researcher, asked for help with a prototype she plans to present to Markham for approval. She's short a bio-metric governor, and suggested we lift one from a competing researcher's prototype. We can find it in the factory.\n\n[Reward: [Dropset: DRP_DLC1_d2001_GiftOfTheMagi_Reward_HelpedBF]]",
        "Ivan, a researcher, asked for help with a prototype he plans to present to Markham for approval. He's short a biometric governor, and suggested we lift one from a competing researcher's prototype. We can find it in Bennie Bianchi's office.\n\n[Reward: [Dropset: DRP_DLC1_d2001_GiftOfTheMagi_Reward_HelpedIvan]]",
        " Return to BF ",
        " Return to other scientist",
        "If the part for the other researcher was stolen, when he tests his device, it poisons him, leaving him dead\n\n\nIf the machine functions, he gives the player a reward",
        "If the part for the other researcher was stolen, when he tests his device, it overloads his brain, leaving him in a vegetative state.\n\n\nIf the machine functions, he gives the player a reward",
        "Observe the Science Fair",
        "We've got Ivan's bio-metric governor from his Worker Incentive System prototype. Now we'll need to place it in B.F.'s EEG Hood prototype on the Admin Level in Bennie Bianchi's office.",
        "Both Ivan and B.F. want us to steal the biometric governor from the other's prototype, cementing their success at the cost of the other's. Both have offered rewards, so it's up to us.\n\n[Ivan's Reward: [Dropset: DRP_DLC1_d2001_GiftOfTheMagi_Reward_HelpedIvan]]\n\n[B.F.'s Reward: [Dropset: DRP_DLC1_d2001_GiftOfTheMagi_Reward_HelpedBF]]",
        "We've removed the bio-metric governor from B.F.'s device. Now we need to find Ivan's Worker Incentive System prototype on the factory floor and install it.",
        "With Steeltown's inhabitants out to kill us, this mission can't be completed.",
        "With Markham no longer in charge, she won't be able to approve any efficiency improving projects.",
        "Now that we have the bio-metric governor from Ivan's prototype, we have to decide whether to install it in B.F.'s machine on the Admin Level or steal hers as well.",
        "Now that we have the bio-metric governor from B.F.'s prototype, we have to decide whether to install it in Ivan's machine on the factory floor or steal his as well.",
        "B.F.'s machine is upgraded with Ivan's bio-metric governor. She'll want to hear that her prototype is ready to go.",
        "Ivan's machine is upgraded with B.F.'s bio-metric governor. He'll want to hear that his prototype is ready to go.",
        "We have both the bio-metric governors out of both Ivan's and B.F.'s machines. We should bring them back to Enrico.",
        "Enrico wants us to observe the presentations to Markham before we get our reward. We should let him know when we're ready.",
        "Both Ivan and B.F. died during their presentations. Enrico said it was for the best.",
        "B.F.'s presentation got approved for production and she rewarded us as promised. Shame about Ivan.",
        "Ivan's presentation got approved for production and he rewarded us as promised. Shame about B.F.",
        "B.F. wants us to observe her presentation to Markham before we get our reward. We should let her know when we're ready.",
        "Ivan wants us to observe his presentation to Markham before we get our reward. We should let him know when we're ready.",
        "With Steeltown under attack by Liberty's gangs, we won't be able to complete this mission.",
        "Enrico, another researcher, wants us to steal <i>both</i> bio-metric governors and bring them to him, so neither project gets approval."
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