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Unwelcome Guests is a quest in Wasteland 3.

Background[]

Gideon Reyes, the head of one of the Hundred Families, has offered his services as an advisor, if we help him with a problem that he says affects the future of Colorado Springs. Gideon Reyes is afraid Colorado Springs can't support any more refugees. He's asked us to travel to the Bizarre - a traders' market to the east - and find a way to stop the human traffickers there who are smuggling the refugees into the city.

Walkthrough[]

  • Once you've dealt with the Dorseys at the Garden of the Gods, you will receive a radio call from Gideon Reyes, head of the family, along with an invitation to Broadmoor Heights. In the uptown district, talk to Gideon and he will reveal that he's concerned Colorado Springs can't support any more refugees. He'll asked you to travel to the Bizarre - a traders' market to the east - and find a way to stop the human traffickers there who are smuggling the refugees into the city.
  • Head over there (testing out the world map if you haven't already), then search the area outside the Bizarre to find the smugglers. Ananda Rabindranath can help you locate them by speculating that if he was a bad neighbor, he'd tell people to investigate the car park to the north.
  • They're located in the northern area of the map. Fight the people smugglers (Lewis Stenerud and his henchmen are a very difficult fight), then open the locked door with Lewis' key to find Carmen. Carmen and the other refugees are in danger of freezing or starving to death. You can promise them to find help inside the Bizarre. If you promise to help, you receive an instant +5 reputation with refugees, but keep in mind that it locks you into the Bizarre area: If you leave the Bizarre map for the world map, they will die.
  • To find help, head inside the market and talk to Pareidolia Jones. He will be willing to transport the refugees in return for a "small" fee of $300 Patriarchbucks. You can skip that with a rubber ducky (found in the snow outside, near the clown dentist. You must also ask Long John or Masato about the people in the Bizarre to "persuade" Pareidolia Jones with the rubber ducky down to $100 Patriarchbucks) or Kiss Ass 7.
  • This will make Carmen come clean. According to Carmen, a woman named Mama Cotter hired the smugglers to illegally sneak refugees into Colorado Springs. She was supposed to meet the refugees near the city gate. Mama is found near the Arapaho garage at Downtown Colorado Springs.
  • Mama Cotter will confirm Carmen's information, while revealing that she plans on continuing this as long as she's out. She thanks you for well taking care of those refugees hence +5 relation. You can choose to arrest her, which is an instant -15 to wastelander refugee reputation, or let her continue her activities. Note that if you're arresting her you must choose to place her in your lockup, handing her over to the marshalls starts combat with the Cotter family. Additionally, you will able to soften the blow of the reputation loss if you saved the refugees from freezing to death by smuggling them into the city first.
  • What's left is reporting to Gideon at Broadmoor.
    • If you arrested Cotter, you will receive a major boost to Hundred Families' reputation, garage mechanics from the Arapaho, and Gideon as a political adviser.
    • If you refused to, Gideon will be quite annoyed with your conduct. You lose reputation with the Families, but Mama Cotter will provide the best mechanics she can find among the refugees.

The Lewis Stenerud Fight[]

  • Lewis will give you a warning to turn back at the bridge, stating he has enough firepower to end you and that it would be best for you to turn back. After crossing the bridge you will have a few spaces to move freely before you get forced into a dialogue with Lewis. The dialogue will begin once you are one space behind the small crate on the left. This leaves some time to prepare, and an opportunity to snipe one of the targets before hand.
  • There is a generator powering two turrets in the center of the area. The turrets cover both the left and right flanks and are capable of shooting far enough to target your squad behind cover at the entrance.
  • There is one enemy smuggler with a rocket launcher. Every few turns he will fire it like a mortar onto one of your squad mates. After two turns (it lands at the start of your second turn) the mortar will hit causing an AoE of massive damage. It is possible to move out of the area of effect to completely avoid damage. Enemies caught in the AoE are also effected.
  • In Supreme Jerk Mode, all enemy smugglers are equipped with an infinite supply of med hypos.

Rewards[]

Arrest Mama Cotter and report to Gideon Reyes

  • +15 reputation to Hundred Families
  • -5 reputation to Wastelander Refugees
    • -15 reputation for quest line
    • +5 reputation for saving Carmen's group
    • +5 reputation for telling Mama Cotter that refugees are safe
  • mechanics from the Arapaho
  • Gideon Reyes as a political adviser in Ranger HQ

Let Mama Cotter do her business

  • -30 reputation to Hundred Families
    • -15 reputation while speaking with Mama Cotter
    • -15 reputation while speaking with Gideon Reyes
  • +25 reputation to Wastelander Refugees
    • +15 reputation for quest line
    • +5 reputation for saving Carmen's group
    • +5 reputation for telling Mama Cotter that refugees are safe
  • mechanics from refugees

If you let the refugees die -10 rep with the Wasteland Refugees

Raw strings[]

Unwelcome Guests
Travel to the Bizarre and confront the human smugglers.
Search the smugglers' camp.
Find someone in the Bizarre who can help the refugees reach Colorado Springs.
Have a talk with Mama Cotter in Downtown Colorado Springs.
The refugee who might have told us about the smuggling operation is dead. Now we'll never learn the full story, and we won't receive the aid that Reyes promised us.
Return to Gideon Reyes in Broadmoor Heights.
Talk to Gideon Reyes in Broadmoor Heights.
Search the dead refugees for clues.
The Refugees are dead. Search their bodies for clues.
Have a talk with Mama Cotter in Downtown Colorado Springs.
Gideon Reyes, the head of one of the Hundred Families, has offered his services as an advisor, if we help him with a problem that he says affects the future of Colorado Springs.
Gideon Reyes is afraid Colorado Springs can't support any more refugees. He's asked us to travel to the Bizarre - a traders' market to the east - and find a way to stop the human traffickers there who are smuggling the refugees into the city.\n\n\n[Reward: Ranger HQ garage mechanics, [Dropset: DRP_Reward_a5001_UnwelcomeGuests]]
Gideon Reyes is dead. Now we'll never receive the aid he might have given us.
The smugglers didn't tell us anything about their operation or possible accomplices. We should search their camp to see if we can discover anything more.
Carmen and the other refugees are in danger of freezing or starving to death. We promised to check inside the Bizarre to see if any caravans will carry them to Colorado Springs. Time is of the essence - if we leave the Bizarre area, the refugees may not be alive when we return.
According to Carmen, a woman named Mama Cotter hired the smugglers to illegally sneak refugees into Colorado Springs. She was supposed to meet the refugees near the city gate. We should find her there and confront her.
We should report back to Gideon Reyes in Broadmoor Heights and tell him how things turned out.
Mama Cotter was killed before we could question her. Now we'll never know the truth about the human trafficking operation, and we won't get our reward from Gideon Reyes.
Reyes was happy to hear that we halted Mama Cotter's refugee-smuggling operation. As a reward, he is hiring some of the best Arapaho mechanics to work at our garage, and he offered to become our political advisor.
We let Mama Cotter continue smuggling refugees into Colorado Springs. Reyes was unhappy to hear this, but Mama Cotter sent her sons to work at our garage.
Gideon Reyes asked us to meet him at the church in Broadmoor Heights. If the marshals try to stop us at the gate, we should tell them that he's expecting us.
We can't question the refugees for information about the smuggling operation now. There may be a note or diary on one of their corpses.
According to a note we found on Carmen's body, a woman named Mama Cotter hired the smugglers to sneak the refugees into Colorado Springs, where she would meet them near the city gate. We should look for her there and confront her.
It's impossible to finish this mission now that we've gone rogue.
Someone named Mama Cotter was working with the smugglers.
We promised to find safe passage for the refugees to Colorado Springs.
We refused to help the refugees find passage to Colorado Springs.
There was no transportation available for the refugees, so they froze to death.
Pareidolia Jones transported the refugees safely to Colorado Springs.
According to Ananda Rabindranath, the smugglers may be hiding near an old parking garage. Ananda suggested we follow the road heading north from the Bizarre entrance.
We found the smugglers, but they refused to halt their activities... or even to talk with us. Looks like we'll have to fight them.
Pareidolia Jones, a caravan master at the Bizarre, is willing to transport the refugees to Colorado Springs... for a price.
Gideon Reyes asked us to arrest Mama Cotter, but he wants us to avoid bloodshed if we can.
We refused to help the refugees find passage to Colorado Springs.
There was no transportation available for the refugees, so they froze to death.
Pareidolia Jones transported the refugees safely to Colorado Springs.
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