Fallout 1 "proper" walkthrough: are the in-game clues about Master's whereabouts?

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Declen, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. Declen

    Declen First time out of the vault

    Oct 31, 2012
    I'm playing Fallout 1 for the first time.

    By now, it's common knowledge, that Master can be found in the Cathedral, south of Boneyard.
    However, I couldn't find any in-game clues that I should look in the Boneyard. Are there any?
     
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    From what I recall the Followers of the Apocalypse will hint at the Master being at the Cathedral as does the Lieutenant in Mariposa base.
    I think the computers at Mariposa also contain information about the Master.

    Edit: oh and Morpheus at the Cathedral.
     
  3. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Vault Senior Citizen

    Mar 16, 2013
    The Followers of the Apocalypse and people in Adytum have dialogue about the Children worshipping a "Dark God" and I'm fairly sure the term Master is mentioned, the super-mutant unity soldier dying in the Deathclaw cave references the master, and the Children showing up in Necropolis with the Super-Mutants as allies forms a decent link that would at least push the Vault Dweller to investigate the Church. When you get there, the word Master is all over the place and there's dialogue where your character connects their goals of unity and transformation with the FEV vats. By the time you infiltrate the church and see the nightkin/supers everywhere, it should be abundantly clear.
     
  4. burn

    burn Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?
    Modder

    Apr 22, 2012
    I remember missing the actual Master multiple times in the cathedral. The passage is kind of hidden, and I keep forgetting to walk there, just to go the bomb and set it off.
     
  5. mef

    mef Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Dec 29, 2014
    i think the fortune-teller in boneyard tells you that you have to go south and will mark the cathedral on your worldmap
     
  6. QuantumApprentice

    QuantumApprentice First time out of the vault

    Feb 9, 2018
    IIRC The Followers of the Apocalypse area has at least 2 NPCs, one of them a talking head even, who give you hints about the Cathedral. Actually I believe the Followers' talking head, Nicole, gives you a quest to find another talking head in the cathedral, Sarah, who will give you information about what's going on inside.

    That being said, the map design kind of hides the exit to the west side of Downtown Boneyard, where the Followers are, and when you get there and leave it doesn't even show up on the town map :/ So it's understandable for most people to have missed it the first time through.
     
  7. naossano

    naossano Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 19, 2006
    I think Talius was there at some point.
     
  8. QuantumApprentice

    QuantumApprentice First time out of the vault

    Feb 9, 2018
    Yep, although Talius the ghoul doesn't actually give you any quests, just dialogue info about the cathedral and the Master...and a spy in the Followers that doesn't exist :P
     
  9. naossano

    naossano Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 19, 2006
    The OP wasn't asking about quest.
     
  10. QuantumApprentice

    QuantumApprentice First time out of the vault

    Feb 9, 2018
    Sure, but he was asking for clues...and I consider an in-game quest to be a pretty big clue, so I figured I'd answer. :)