ask-the-wintertrot-rangers asked: Inkwell: Don't worry Dead-Shot, our Courier is very VERY effective. if you would open Pink-E's storage compartment I believe you will find 400 caps. Buy yourself something nice with it. Now as for that Steam pistol, I was hoping you could disassemble it in front of the camera, so I can get an idea of its inner workings. If you don't think you can do that and reassemble it for your own use, then maybe you can show use the Steam rifle you picked up instead, unless you sold it already...
Huh. Well damn. Four hundred caps. Pink-E… no, I don’t think I really wanna know.
*looks Mouthbucker over* I’ve been meaning to take a look at this myself, anyways. No time like the present, I suppose… well… huh. Where’s the screws on this thing? Detents? There’s gotta be some way to take it apart for maintenance!
Um… let me get back to you….
ask-the-wintertrot-rangers asked: Inkwell: Seems like Pink-E is a mite protective of her technology. That's fine, how about that Steam Pistol you picked up? Mouthkicker I believe? If you can find some schematics and send them to us, I'll be sure something useful arrives via courier. Say...400 caps.
It’ll cost about that much to hire a courier for the job. Wintertrot’s a looooong way from the San Palomino Desert. But this terminal right here has a camera, remember?
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If you have a regular camera on your end, I can just press ‘em to the screen and you can get copies that way. I’ll even knock 100 caps off the price since it won’t be an original.
ask-the-wintertrot-rangers asked: Inkwell: Say Dead-Shot, you have a really interesting Sprite-Bot. Unusual design for such a low-grade robot, but the weapon it has mounted inside her... If you can find some blueprints of that weapon, I'd be willing to compensate you somehow.
*turns from the camera*
“Hey, Pink-E, would you…”
“No way! That eye’s one of my favorite parts! Why, if I had any other parts that were more favorite-ish than that one, I’d have to say ‘no way’ too!”
*turns back, whispers from behind a hoof*
“Lemme get back to you on that.”
Anonymous asked: Dead-Shot this is going to sound kind of weird, but I was wondering if you had run into any feral dog packs in your travels. I know ponies occasionally domesticate dogs, I even heard rumours that the leader of The Lords owned a cyberdog.
If he does, I haven’t heard about it. Dogs and cats are fairly rare in the New Pegas/Coltifornia area, being as that they’re both edible and some of the least-dangerous critters around. The occasional dog pack gets spotted skulking around the hunting grounds of larger predators, trying to get the leftovers after a big kill.
Not that they’re completely unheard of: several NCR ranches specialize in breeding dogs or cats (never both, for some reason). Mostly that’s for meat, as there’s a sizeable market for non-brahmin alternatives, but there’s a growing market amongst the nouveau riche for “dogs of quality”. Some kind of status-symbol thing. That’s rubbed off on some of the ranchers, who occasionally get a dog to work their property as a walking warning siren.
If this keeps up, the species might make a comeback. Who knows?
Oh, one word of warning, though: Diamond Dogs HATE ‘em, at least out West. Not sure why, but caravans rolling through DD territory are always advised to ditch ‘em. It’s like putting a “kill us all” sign on your wagon.
[OOC: In New Vegas, Rex came to The King by way of Caesar, who got him from the ruins of Denver. Rex was formerly a Denver Police dog. But in New Pegas, there’s no “Denver” equivalent. Also, the only “cyberdogs” in FOE I know of are the Sand Dogs; I don’t think Equestria quite got around to that part of brain-bot technology before the bombs fell.]
[EDIT: Cherry’s never been to Fillydelphia or anyplace else out East, so he’s not familiar with Red-Eye’s cyberdog Winter, either. -;) ]
startrot asked: Sounds like you hit a patch of ...turbulence... wanna talk about it?
Anonymous asked: Some free advice! How about you tone down on the douchebagery? Connections are everything around here and I doubt being an asshat to everypony around will be of assistance for you in building any long-lasting ones.
One of the reasons I’m a solitary bounty hunter is that you never need “connections” to get by. You get your contract, you kill your targets, you get paid, done. The only guy you have to suck up to is the one that writes your checks.
Since Pink-E came into my life, that’s been changing. That whole mess over at the Velvet Stocking was an eye-opener. So yeah… I’m working on it.
ask-the-wintertrot-rangers asked: Mustang: Dead-Shot, though you are not a pillar of heroism, you have experience. Tell me, what do you plan for young Tag-End? Do you plan to be a firm, but patient mentor to him? Do you intend on to train him in use of certain weapons? Maybe go down to a firing range and learn what he's good with?
Pfft, “heroism”. I’m just trying to find a way to retire before the Wasteland kills me. Tag? He’s going to earn back what he stole from me, and he knows next to nothing in terms of how to earn anything. That means *I* have to teach him a trade, and I know two things: working a caravan, and killing people for bounties. Guess which one I’m good at…